“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 the mid-1970s and 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.
“If you love what you do, very rarely is it work.”
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, insurance, and business and personal financial planning, I decided to chase my automotive passion. I have since become an award-winning writer and photographer, testing and photographing performance and luxury 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. From the advice given over the years, some of my friends have endearingly called me their “Car Shaman,” “Car Guru” or “Car Shrink.”
So thank you for taking the time to visit this site. I hope you enjoy exploring my life’s story and my work, for every day I still feel like I am one of the world’s luckiest people. And be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and on my blog, for I’m constantly posting!