Sun, 17 May 2015
Ford W. Heacock III is a veteran insurance professional with a passion for collector cars. He grew up in the racing community of Sebring, Florida where his family was intimately involved in the 12 Hours of Sebring throughout the 1950s and 60s. His grandfather, Ford Heacock Sr, was Chairman of the Sebring race in the early years. Ford created the SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) and Vintage Motorsport magazine, which he founded in the early 1980s. In 1989, he began offering his insurance expertise to car collectors and as a result, Heacock Classic is now recognized nationally as a leader in the collector car insurance business. Ford is the founder and host of the annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival held each October in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Today he is an active participant in the car hobby as a car collector, vintage racer, car show judge, car show host, and collector car insurance specialist.