Undiscovered Classics: Personality Profiles

Undiscovered  Classics:  Personality  Profiles

These are Personality Profiles of some of the Undiscovered Classics Team – participants, contributors and more.  This list continues to grow so check back for additions.  We’re happy to have a large and expanding “tent” that can welcome everyone interested.  Click on the names / links below to learn more about each person.


2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. From Left to Right: Robert Cumberford, Stan Mott, Geoff Hacker and Rick D’Louhy


Principal  Researchers

Geoffrey  R.  Hacker,  Ph.D.
Founder of Undiscovered Classics / Forgotten Fiberglass

Rick  D’Louhy,  Ph.D.
Forgotten Fiberglass, Daytona Beach Dream Cruise

Harold  Pace
Author, Researcher, Builder, Photographer


Concours  Founders  and  Judges,  Museum  Curators

Bill  Warner
Founder of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Paul  Sable,  Ph.D.
Historian, Author, Enthusiast, Chief Judge

Ken  Gross
Author, Historian, Curator and Concours Judge

Leslie Kendall
Curator  Petersen  Automotive  Museum

Martin  Godbey
Owner and Curator: Sarasota Classic Car Museum
Proprietor: Vintage Motors of Sarasota


TV  Personalities

Tom Cotter
Barn Find Author, Collector, TV Personality

Ray  Evernham
NASCAR Legend’s Insight on Historic Cars And TV

George  Barris
Custom Car Builder and Designer


Strategists

Rollie  Langston
Started Building His Byers SR100 in 1957 at 14 Years Old

Guy  Dirkin
Saved a Famous Victress, Built a Byers Race Car, Owns A Sport Custom

Phil  Fleming
Sports Car Historian, Devin Restorer/Owner, Byers Owner, Kurtis-Omohundro Celebrant


Sports  Car  Designers,  Historians

Robert Cumberford

Stan Mott

Wayne Kady

Jim  Simpson
Historian, Designer and Coachbuilder – One of Just a Few

Raffi Minasian
Author, Historian, Restorer Collector and Designer


Founders  and  Families

Merrill  Powell
Co-Founder of Victress Manufacturing (founded 1952)
Designer of Victress C2 and C3 Coupe
America’s First Fiberglass GT Coupe of Sports Car of Original Design

Joan Dawes
Owned LaDawri Coachcraft With Her Husband Les Dawes

Dennis Gerdes
Dennis’ Father, Warren Gerdes, Was Foreman of Glasspar

Matt and Greg Tritt
Sons of Bill Tritt, Founder of Glasspar

Phil Cox
Employee of Woodill Wildfire and Friend to Woodill & Howard Miller

Pat  Amendolia
Created TDX Sports Car in 1966 & Friend and Expert on 50s Rockefeller Yankee

Clark  Mitchell
Almquist Sabre Designer and Friend of Ed Almquist and Harry Heims

Ed  Almquist
Founder of Almquist Engineering – One of America’s First Speed Shops


Car  Marque  Historian  Emeritus

Jon  Greuel
Historian Emeritus For LaDawri Coachcraft

John Gulow
Historian Emeritus For LaDawri Coachcraft

Jean  Poirier
Historian Emeritus For Glasspar G2

Bill  and  Pat  Hoover
Historian Emeritus For Glasspar G2

Frank  Cornell
Historian Emeritus For Woodill Wildfire


Automotive   Journalists

Dan  Strohl
Hemmings  Motor  News

Graham  Kozak
Autoweek  Magazine


Automotive   Historians,  Authors  and  Literature  Collectors

George  Dammann
Crestline Books Founder and Publisher

Perry  Zavitz
Author, Historian: One of First To Chronicle Postwar Independent Manufacturers

Alden  Jewell
Historian and Automobile Literature Collector

Bob  and  Cathy  Cunningham
Historians, Collectors and Automobile Literature Experts

Steve  Cowdin
Historian and Automobile Literature Collector, Collector, Restorer

Walter  Miller
Owner of Autolit in Syracuse, New York
Historian and Automobile Literature Expert

John Wheelock Freeman
Author and Consultant to 1951 MOMA “8 Automobiles” Exhibit

Mark Brinker
Author, Racer, Restorer and Historian

Rob and Sharon McLellan
McLellans Automotive Literature

Rick Lenz
Automobile Literature Collector

J.L. Elbert
Automobile Literature Collector

Walt Woron
Motor Trend’s Founding Editor


Collectors  and  Restorers

Fred  Roth
American Sports Cars

Dave  Perry
Old School Restorations

Erich  Schultz
Car Designer, Collector, Restorer

Pete  and  Nick  Bujnowski
Woodill Wildfire and Kaiser Darrin Sports Cars

Brian  Ford
New Zealand Historian and Restorer – Created New Car Based on Mistral Body

Paul  Terhorst
My First Car Mentor, Packard Collector and Enthusiast


Undiscovered  Team

Craig  Johnson
Founder Piranha Boats; Stylist, Industrial Sculptor and Fiberglass Expert

Kyle  Feller
Micro Cars, Sports Cars, Electric Cars, Collector, Restorer

Nate  Bowne
Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Collector, Restorer

Joel  Driskill
Chuck Manning Expert, Builder, Fabricator, Engineer

Marshall  Foxworthy
Artist, Designer, US Mark II Expert

Tim  Masters
Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Collector, Restorer

Rob  Hernandez
Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Collector, Restorer

Ray  Hansil
Custom Cars, Hot Rods, Collector, Restorer


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