About me

Proud Member of the International Vehicle Appraisers Network, I-VAN.org

About Me

I have been passionate about cars since my first ride in my Dad’s yellow Triumph GT6 in 1969. I am a proud member of the International Vehicle Appraisers Network, Master Judge with the AACA, National Judge with the CCCA, auto event organizer, speaker and author.

I have been trained in how to evaluate vehicles and have a network of marque and model experts. I know what to look for and where to look.

I spent most of my career working for a world class international manufacturing company. I learned the culture of engineering excellence and the importance of diving into the details. I also sold equipment to automotive suppliers in the US and Canada.

I am active in a number of local and national car clubs and have served on the board of the Euro Auto Festival where I was the Car Show Director for 5 years. I travel to major car events and auctions throughout the country. I have taught classes in car collecting and written articles about collections and the car hobby for national magazines.

I am a big believer of giving back to the car collector hobby and have
volunteered my time to help the following organizations:
Euro Auto Festival

  • Board Member and Car Show Director (2013-2018).
  • Volunteer

  • Created and taught, “Collecting and Enjoying Automobiles” class for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman University.
  • Speaking engagements at local car club events
Automotive Judge

  • Master Judge, Antique Automotive Club of America, (AACA)
  • National Judge, Classic Car Club of America, (CCCA)
  • Concours Judge
I have attended many of the top automotive events including the Pebble Beach Concours, Amelia Island Concours, and Hilton Head Concours, the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats and the Goodwood Revival.

What Clients are saying

  • John was extremely knowledgeable and friendly when he wrote an appraisal for our E36 M3! His communication was prompt and professional during the entire process and the service he offers I consider his report invaluable when establishing what a vehicle should be worth. You can tell the moment you talk to him he is an enthusiast.

    - Kevin
  • John made it very easy. He came to where the car was stored, was prepared and on-time. He was very efficient with my time and schedule. I could tell he knew a lot about cars and he delivered a very complete appraisal report. He even gave me some tips on some things to do to get the car ready for sale which I appreciated.

    - Will