At the age of 13 years my passion for cars began. I was detailing one car a day for my father to sell and being paid $50.00 for each car. During the same period of time, my father’s uncle, who owned a wrecking yard, starting me in the art of rebuilding starters, generators and distributors and re-grooving tires (those of you old enough will know what that is). At the ripe old age of 15 I was recruited to campaign a 1964 Chrysler Melrose Missile at local and national drag strips. The car won many NHRA championships. From 1969 thru the late 70’s I was racing motorcycles for World Honda at Laguna Seca, Indianapolis, Lime Rock and many other tracks.
In more current times, I have been involved in procuring automobiles for major motion pictures, 2010 Giants Victory Parade in San Francisco, Veterans Day and Christmas Parades. I am the Logistics Coordinator for the Spirit of ’45, an organization that benefits WWII Veterans. My role there is to source out vintage cars for their parades and events. I provided cars for countless numbers of High School Homecoming Parades and many local car shows. Most recently worked with the City of Menlo Park to bring Classic Cars to their ongoing Block Party. The addition of the Classic Cars brought attendance from 2,000 to 7,000.
My experience working on Concours level events includes seven years working on the Palo Alto Concours with two years as Associate Executive Director, under the leadership of Hal Schuette, Executive Director. I Developed and produced a first class automobile show at the Dolce Hayes Mansion. I was on the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance committee as Field Logistics Director