The oddly styled AMC Pacer and Pontiac Aztec haven’t gotten much respect over the years, but they’ve been enlisted in a respectable cause.
What auto-enthusiast brand Hagerty calls “two of the most unique-looking vehicles in automotive history” are featured on sweaters that headline the holiday collection of The Shop: Assembled by Hagerty, a line of automotive apparel and accessories.
Proceeds from sales of the limited-edition sweaters, designed to capitalize on what a Hagerty news release calls the “‘ugly’ holiday sweater craze,” and all other purchases at The Shop will help provide car seats for low-income families.
The Shop also features auto-themed pocket squares, steering-wheel ornaments, T-shirts, sippy cups, signs and other items, all priced under $100.
“We created The Shop: Assembled by Hagerty, to make unique and fun automotive apparel and accessories for car lovers, but what we make is not as important as why we do it – to protect future generations of car drivers,” says McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty.
The Shop this year partnered with Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and other necessities in addition to car seats. Baby2Baby will serve more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles in 2018 and tens of thousands more in over 20 U.S. cities.
In addition to merchandise, Hagerty offerings include vintage-vehicle insurance, a classic-vehicle valuation tool, an automotive magazine and YouTube show, classic-vehicle rentals and roadside service.