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Des Moines Update! Iowa State Fairgrounds Awaits 23rd Heartland Nationals!

-The Iowa State Fairgrounds has never looked better! The 435-acre facility is ready to host the Goodguys 23rd Heartland Nationals this weekend!

-The Iowa State Fairgrounds has never looked better! The 435-acre facility is ready to host the Goodguys 23rd Heartland Nationals this weekend!

The historic Iowa State Fairgrounds, all 435-acres of it, is fresh, clean, groomed and ready for its guests during this weekend’s Goodguys 23rd Heartland Nationals!

The weather forecast couldn’t be better. Today through Sunday, conditions will be partly cloudy, with calm winds and 6 straight days of high 70s and low 80s with minimal storm chances!  In other words – it’s going to be a perfect 4th of July Holiday weekend!

Over 2,200 cars have pre-registered for this weekend’s event. Goodguys VP of Event Operations Harry Daviess sees that figure doubling over the holiday weekend. “There’s a lot of buzz all over town and the fairgrounds has never looked better,” Daviess said from Des Moines. “With perfect weather forecast, plenty of parking room and it being a three-day holiday weekend, I predict we go over 4,200 cars.”

Show car registration at the fairgrounds is open Thursday 7/3 from 10am-5pm, Friday 7/4 from 7am-6pm, Saturday 7/5 7am-3pm and All American Sunday (Late models welcome) 7/6 from 7am-NOON.

Two big fireworks shows are planned at the fairgrounds. The skies above the fairgrounds will light up following Thursday evening’s sprint car races and again on Saturday following the live stage show by Rick K and the Allnighters!

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-A perfect weather forecast for the 4th of July holiday weekend!

-A perfect weather forecast for the 4th of July holiday weekend!

-Fireworks Thursday 7/3 and Saturday 7/5

-Fireworks Thursday 7/3 and Saturday 7/5

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The Basics of Insuring a Collector or Modified Car with J.C. Taylor

By Ashley Majeski Smissen

Insuring a collector or modified car is a lot easier—and a lot cheaper—than you would think. While the owners may think it’s easier to put the collector or modified car on their regular auto insurance plan, that can be a very costly mistake, according to Neil Roberts, an underwriter at J.C. Taylor, an insurance agency that exclusively insures these types of cars.

“You can use a mainstream carrier and never have any problems, of course,” Roberts said. “But if there’s a total loss, they treat it as a standard deprecating vehicle, so you’ll get the book value. If it’s an older vehicle, believe or not, you might get a couple hundred bucks. The biggest difference is that J.C. Taylor guarantees the value of the vehicle in the event of a total loss.”

Roberts added that whether the vehicle is insured for $20,000 or $1.2 million with J.C. Taylor, and there is a total loss of the car, that’s the full amount that the car’s owner will receive.

While there are numerous specialty insurance companies out there, J.C. Taylor is unique in that they have two different programs—one for antique vehicles (a car or truck that’s at least 19 years old and factory original) and one for modified vehicles (which covers things like kit cars, custom street rods and replicas). While each program has its own regulations, there are a few things the company requires, regardless of which program you use. “The vehicle must be garage-kept and in good condition for us to insure it,” said the company’s marketing director, John Cookson. “It must also be a hobby vehicle—it can’t be your daily driver. Actually, we require that you also have a daily driver or we won’t insure you.”

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Custom street rods like this 1934 Ford would be insured under JC Taylor’s modified vehicle program.


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