One of the world’s luckiest people.
Those six heady words describe how I feel every day.
I was born in California in 1958. My parents were similar to many in the Golden State at the time—they were passionate about cars. I grew up riding in and later driving a 1919 Jordan, a 1925 Willys Knight and a 1928 Ford Model A.
But it wasn’t until high school that the automotive world truly seduced me. Sports remained “it” until my junior year when I saw a 1966 Aston Martin DB6. Several months later after stepping outside the basketball gym I was mesmerized by a new Ferrari 365 Boxer parked close by. Weeks after that a Lamborghini Countach LP400 sealed the deal. I was hooked.
I graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, and entered the financial services industry. After nearly a decade of mutual funds and insurance I decided to chase my automotive passion. I have since become an award winning writer and photographer, testing and photographing performance cars new and old, and interviewing their creators. In the process I discovered one of life’s great secrets: If you love what you do, very rarely is it work.
Since that career change I have lived a dream. With my words and photos I try to take the reader or viewer places they normally don’t get to go, open doors they normally don’t walk through, and illuminate things they might not see or know. I have also worked at the highest levels with the world’s greatest car shows, conducted automotive-based tours with the Smithsonian Institution, and consulted with numerous collectors on researching, locating, buying and selling collector cars.