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Newsletter - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! It's that time of the year when it is about as gray and dreary as it gets (here in Western PA). Thank goodness for a day that is pink and heart-shaped and full of expressions of love! Thank you, Hallmark and St. Valentine for a seriously brilliant marketing plan!

For the last couple of years Teri and I have gotten together with a few other couples for a sweetheart dinner party. Of course, I'll jump at any reason to get together with friends and share good food and drink! This year the conversation turned to the subject of our first vehicle.

Most of my friends didn't own a car until midway through college and most of them were clunkers. That made for some interesting stories - cars burning up on I-95 while on a road trip to visit their future wife, or a car that was a literal patchwork of Ford parts making it completely different than the Ford Fairlane it was registered as.

My first vehicle was a Honda 350 motorcycle. I drove that bike nine months out of the year and begged, borrowed or walked the other 3 months of the year. I loved that bike. It was predictable - if it wouldn't run I knew it was most likely the carburetor which was easy enough to pull off and clean. I took my first (of many) road trips with my dad on that bike. That first trip lasted three days as we rode around Lake Erie - a lifetime for a 16-year-old kid. I've owned eight motorcycles since that 350 Honda and traveled across the country with my dad over half a dozen times. I wish I still had that bike for no other reason than to remind me of the memories and just how far we've come.

Motorcycle insurance was one of the first and largest lines of business the Tuscano Agency wrote in our early years. Times have changed and so has the insurance market for motorcycles. The great news is that our carriers are bigger, stronger and have more appetite and capacity to write motorcycle insurance than ever before. Please don't assume that we can't compete with the direct writers. We can and do!  Call our personal lines underwriting team to find out just how easy it can be to service your customers and all of their motorsports insurance needs. Who knows - you might be helping another 16-year-old kid with their first vehicle to start an amazing journey!

Remember that we have brilliant online rating options for you too. If you need a quote super-fast, check out all of the online rating options available at tuscano.com/rate.

We'll go the extra mile for you Valentine!