Welcome to Imola! This is Hagerty’s new site that focuses on high-performance driving and motorsports. We’re here to help you explore your car’s performance envelope—safely on a track, of course—and to bring you compelling stories and dispatches from the racing world.
Today’s motorsports scene has a huge gulf between racers who obsessively spend every night optimizing their machines for speed and those who want a more casual, fun experience. While we will occasionally report from a major professional race, Imola will focus on participatory motorsports, the stuff anyone can do.
To that end, we’ve partnered with MotorsportReg, a platform that helps you find your people, whether they’re at track days, club races, or car shows. Along the way, you’ll learn how to get more from your car and expand your automotive interests.
Imola is a new segment for Hagerty Media, and we welcome your feedback, which will help us shape our content. My name is Cameron Neveu and I’ve founded this site because I’ve loved racing since my father took me to my first dirt track feature in rural Michigan (check out my personal Instagram @alteredstock and be sure to follow @hgtymotorsports). You can reach me at email@example.com.
Before I sign off, let me explain the Imola name, which we borrowed from a road-racing circuit in northern Italy. Not quite as historic as Monza nor as posh as Monaco, the circuit opened in 1953 in the shadow of Ferrari’s home in Maranello. The three-mile, 12-turn course was unique from the track’s outset, running in an unconventional counter-clockwise direction. Unconventional. Fun. Inclusive. We hope you find Imola to be all that, and more.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.