Hageman Motorcars is a family business in the classic sense. We are a father and son team who are hugely fortunate to be in business doing what we love. We've amassed a vast knowledge of the industry, driven by our passion and interest, first, as avid hobbyists.
Collectively we've owned and/or traded some of the World's finest collector cars and motorcycles. We pride ourselves on our honesty and our ethical business practices, and have years of experience "talking cars" - so please don't be shy.
Peter Hageman has been an automobile and motorcycle enthusiast his whole life. As a child, his family would take trips in their 1928 Packard 443 Phaeton, and by the age of 13, Peter had a Packard of his own. His father also collected a number of Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce as well, expanding Peter’s taste for quality motorcars. As a young man, his interest in motorcycles also grew, and he frequently rode whatever Honda or Ducati he could get his hands on.
Peter’s similarly strong passion for antiques led to Hageman Antiques, a well-respected European antique gallery in Seattle. The emphasis on preservation in the art and antique world was of particular focus, and Peter’s taste for unrestored objects applied to his interest in automobiles as well. A long time judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Peter helped to introduce the Preservation Class of unrestored, original motorcars; a class he now leads as Chief Class Judge.
Peter’s experience is wide-ranging, but he is well known for his knowledge of Vintage Bentley and early Ducati motorcycles. His interest in original vehicles, however, has no bounds in make or model. Peter has judged at many prestigious concours around the world and is often called upon for is curatorial approach to collecting and preserving the automobile.
With a father so rooted in the hobby, it was inevitable that Paul follow in his father’s footsteps. A frequent attendee of car events as a child, Paul quickly developed a knowledge of automobiles unrivaled for his age. As an after school activity, Paul built a lucrative business buying and selling old Porsches, among other sports cars. He soon began judging at concours events, and was fortunate to travel with his father to shows and auctions in the US and Europe.
After graduating from the University of Washington, Paul joined the team at the Louwman Museum in The Hague, The Netherlands, and helped the proprietor, Mr. E. Louwman, open the groundbreaking automobile museum. Paul soon became the youngest-ever judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2010, Paul joined the team at Gooding and Company, the world’s leading collector car auction house, and spent over 5 years learning the ins and outs of the global collector car market.
Paul’s broad knowledge of cars of most marques and eras has been relied on by many collectors and enthusiasts. Paul similarly has a passion for unrestored cars, and his knowledge of original Porsches, for example, is well founded.