Rally43
Rally43 New Reader
3/20/12 12:11 p.m.

Hey guys,

Im assisting an Australian rally tem in bringing 2 cars to compete this summer in several national events and Pikes peak. Im am looking for an insurance company who can provide liability coverage to the cars ( Australian registered ) when not racing. ( Parades, Display and between races ) Ive tried K&K, WSIB among many many others.

Cars are Nissan Silvia's

Thanks in advance !

Tim

Jay_W
Jay_W Dork
3/20/12 12:44 p.m.

Following with some interest.....wish I could help but dunno!

corytate
corytate Dork
3/20/12 12:48 p.m.

justcarinsurance.com/au
i see the ad all the time because they sponsor mightycarmods, so they can't be all bad. lol

HiTempguy
HiTempguy SuperDork
3/20/12 1:13 p.m.
Rally43 wrote: ( Parades, Display and between races ) Tim

Tim, I am sure you are aware of this, but just in case you are not, the cars need liability during the transit sections of a rally as well. I'm sure you meant this, but just in case...

Also, can you not have the cars insured via an Australian insurance company? That would seem a WHOLE lot easier.

pilotbraden
pilotbraden Dork
3/20/12 2:36 p.m.

You might try QBE , an Austrailian insurance company that does business in the USA. My agency sells their aircraft coverage, I am not certain if they insure automobiles in the USA.

Braden

Rally43
Rally43 New Reader
3/22/12 4:58 p.m.

Thanks guys.. I did try Australia companies but they are not licensed in the US. Tried a bunch of motorsport insurance companies here in the US and have a 4 inch file folder to prove it .. lol

I have located a company out of Indiana , turns out the guy snowmobiles up here in Northern Michigan and knows what rally is !

If that doesnt pan out , one of the top teams who does simular work give me a lead as well.. Looking good I hope !

HI-Temp guy : Yep and there lies the issue with the US companies.. They bluntly said that a rally car could not be trusted to drive normal between stages . There is a market for this coverage and what they need is to go to some events look at the risk and price accordingly instead of just assuming what happens at events.

Thanks to everyone who offered info and ideas...

Tim

Keith
Keith MegaDork
3/22/12 5:03 p.m.

Ask on the Targa Newfoundland forum. There are a few teams that bring cars across the pond.

I've got my car under my normal liability coverage with EMC. They know what I do with it.

iceracer
iceracer SuperDork
3/22/12 5:29 p.m.

We get liability insurance for our ice races. Had difficulty getting them to insure our auto cross's. I can't tell you the name of the company of hand.

BARNCA
BARNCA HalfDork
3/22/12 5:32 p.m.

k&k insurance possibly help your cause? just throwing it out there.

HiTempguy
HiTempguy SuperDork
3/22/12 5:45 p.m.
Rally43 wrote: Thanks to everyone who offered info and ideas...

The best idea (IMO) is to find an insurance company that does temporary transit insurance, IE a 3 day pass for moving the vehicle. Some require you to specify the distance being moved, while others it is a free-for-all. Give them your vehicle info, pay $XX dollars for multi-day insurance, done.

Rally43
Rally43 New Reader
3/23/12 8:28 a.m.
iceracer wrote: We get liability insurance for our ice races. Had difficulty getting them to insure our auto cross's. I can't tell you the name of the company of hand.

We need liability and theft coverage for the race cars, not an actual event. But thanks for the tip..

Rally43
Rally43 New Reader
3/23/12 8:31 a.m.
BARNCA wrote: k&k insurance possibly help your cause? just throwing it out there.

K & K wont touch it. They are the ones ( Spoke with the underwriter myslef ) who said that there is too much risk from a rally driver just finishing a stage and then traveling on a public road not to race throuh the transits. I tried explaining how rally works, but they got frustrated and said even if they were interested the policy would be $ 25,000 + . But that they were not interested have a nice day.. True story...

Rally43
Rally43 New Reader
3/23/12 8:32 a.m.
HiTempguy wrote:
Rally43 wrote: Thanks to everyone who offered info and ideas...

The best idea (IMO) is to find an insurance company that does temporary transit insurance, IE a 3 day pass for moving the vehicle. Some require you to specify the distance being moved, while others it is a free-for-all. Give them your vehicle info, pay $XX dollars for multi-day insurance, done.

Cant be temp as the cars will be traveling with them all summer into the fall. We have 2 companies that are working on quotes.. Hope to have a resolution by next week. If they pan out I will post the company info...

Tim

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