The Collector Car Network, parent company of the ClassicCars.com Journal, continues to show impressive local growth in a rapidly changing collector car industry. It is comprised of four brands: ClassicCars.com, the ClassicCars.com Journal, the Future Collector Car Show, and the soon-to-be-launched online collector car auction, AutoHunter. The Collector Car Network’s cornerstone brand, ClassicCars.com, is the world’s largest online collector car marketplace and is currently ranked as the top online collector car marketplace in the world for traffic and engagement, according to Alexa Rank, an Amazon-owned web traffic reporting tool. ClassicCars.com currently ranks as the 2,954th website in the world among over 1 billion global domains.
“The Collector Car Network is extremely fortunate to continue to grow in these trying times,” said Roger Falcione, chief executive officer of ClassicCars.com. “We are especially proud of the fact that we have been able to continue hiring local talent and contract with other local companies in preparation for the launch of AutoHunter, our much-anticipated online auction experience for collectible cars.”
Since January 2020, the Collector Car Network has invested over $750,000 into the Phoenix metropolitan economy through the creation of full-time positions along with the utilization of local vendors and services.
“The collector car industry and hobby, by its inherent nature, consists of being able to get out on the open road to enjoy the innate passion for the automobile,” said Mike Langthorne, vice president of ClassicCars.com. “With the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacting in-person gatherings, the expansion of our digital platform has helped to feed and foster the passion of collector car enthusiasts, providing a much-needed bridge to the collector car community as we eagerly await a return to some sense of normalcy.”
Now in its 13th year of operations, the Collector Car Network has seen steady marketplace growth. On average, more than 4.5 million monthly users visit ClassicCars.com to view over 35,000 collectible vehicles listed for sale. Thousands of vehicles have traded hands each month this year on ClassicCars.com, with thousands more added weekly. From March until the end of July, ClassicCars.com has seen a 34% increase in online traffic over the previous year.
“We’ve leveraged the operational and transactional knowledge that comes with listing millions of vehicles over the last thirteen years to build an effective, safe, and engaging new online auction platform,” said Thomas Bechtel, director of operations of ClassicCars.com.