Known for his years of writing in the Hemming's family of magazines, David is now a contributor for Road & Track and other outlets. He is also a founder of The Road Home, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing returning veterans with social, training, and employment opportunities in the automotive restoration industry.
Larry is a lifelong auto enthusiast and is known locally as the person with the "Car Guy" license plate. He is a Certified Vehicle Appraiser and a senior judge for the Antique Automobile Club. Larry was a state and regional Amateur Autocross Champion for 15 years. His own car collection features unique and orphan antique cars from 1930's to 1960's.
With a lifetime of experience in automobile restoration under his belt, Wayne has as a resume that is unmatched in the automotive world. He has restored cars for famous collectors around the world including ones owned by the likes of David Letterman, Herb Chambers and the DuPont Family. He has been featured in the New York Times as well as numerous automobile magazines, and starred in two one-hour television specials. Now, Chasing Classic Cars gives viewers a true insider's look into Wayne's inner circle as he embarks on his personal mission to uncover the world's most rare and exotic cars. The show takes you through the entire process from the chase, to the purchase, then the restoration, and finally the sale. Wayne's passion for cars started when he was a child, working alongside his father on such classics as Duesenbergs, Lincolns, Packards and Ford Model A's.
Dean A. Cusano
Dean is the CEO of Motorcars Incorporated in Plainville, Connecticut. He is involved in the Automotive Restoration industry and a certified judge for Concours d'Elegance by Jaguar Cars. He has also been responsible for the restoration of over 215 e-type Jaguars and has been a worldwide distributor of Vintage Jaguar Motorcars for over 35 years. Outside of work Dean is past president of the Jaguar Club of Southern New England and he holds numerous records in slalom, racing, and has earned multiple awards in automobile display and Concour.
With over 40 years of experience in automotive manufacturing, restoration and repair field. Rich is an expert in the important details and history of collector cars, nostalgia cars and special interest vehicles of all types. He has performed extensive restoration work on vehicles from the 50's through the 80's. Rich partners with his customers to provide sound and accurate information concerning restoration recommendations, project management, authenticity and the true value of a treasured collector car whether it be a brass era classic, an original survivor, or a custom built street rod.. He is also a nationally certified Field Judge for the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Leigh, a resident of Essex, Connecticut, is the founder of Pendine International an automotive media and marketing firm. He is also an award-winning automotive historian, writer, concours director and judge. His writing credits include Autoweek/autoweek.com, Classic & Sports Car, Collectible Automobile, and sportscardigest.com. He is a senior concours judge at the Concours of America at St. John's in Michigan, the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance in Pinehurst, North Carolina and the Lime Rock Vintage Festival at Lime Rock Park.
Rich is a marketing guy who pursued his passion for vintage cars. He is a Mercedes loyalist who bought his first Benz in 1987 and went from joining the MB club to judging at many Concours including Greenwich, Larz Anderson, and Scarsdale to name a few. In 2005, Rich had a vision: to put on a first-class auto show in the Boston Common. He wanted to display the world's finest automobiles in America's oldest park. It took him 7 years to get a permit for the first Boston Cup in 2012. As Founding Chairman of The Boston Cup, the show is now heading into its 7th successful year on 9/23/18.
Matthew has over 30 years in the automotive field specializing in General Motors parts and service. Matthew is an avid Autocross competitor and has had many competitive successes. He was recently a finalist at the Axis Invitational Shootout at Lime Rock Park. Matthew is also a motorcycle enthusiast and has participated in many judged events over the years.
Gary has been in the automotive industry for over 30 years and shown multiple prize winning General Motors muscle cars. He also has prepared multiple high end automobiles such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Mercedes AMG to compete in international shows. He has earned numerous accolades for his attention to detail and overall knowledge.
Andy is a sports car fanatic who travels the country to see what is crossing the auction block. He is a Senior Editor at Classic Motorsports magazine. Andy has owned more than 150 cars, ranging from his first car, a 1968 Fiat 124 to a pair of Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona's. Andy has owned more than 22 Porsche 911s as well as a number of British sports cars. Andy has served as a Concourse Judge at the Radnor Hunt, Palo Alto, Concourso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn Concourse and Hilton Head Concours. He is an expert on the 911 as well as the Ferrari 308 series cars, on which he is completing a book. He has a special love of Bentley and Aston Martin cars. Andy also collects motorcycles, watches, and first edition mysteries.
Bob has been a lifelong car enthusiast. He was introduced to the car hobby at a very young age by his older brother Teddy. He has passed on the family tradition to his two sons who currently work in the car industry. Over the years he has owned over 150 custom and classic cars. He has been a member of the 1955, '56 and '57 Chevy Club of Milford, Corvette Club and Stardust Kustoms Club of CT.
An accomplished writer for Rewind magazine, an international motorsports magazine based in Singapore and Media Pro whose prime motorsports affiliation had been with Rolex USA. David is also a member of the International Motor Press Association where he is involved with various automobile entities as a consultant. As a gentleman racer he has won two regional Formula Ford championships and a regional Formula Atlantic championship with The SCCA. He has since converted to vintage racing in a Formula 5000 car and the ex- Embassy Hill Formula 1 car.
Joe Cusano III
Vice President and Co-Principal of Motorcars Incorporated. Joe has been involved with the Dream Ride Experience and the Dream Show since the first Show in 2013. As a young enthusiast Joe grew up working in the automotive industry working for 2 very old school bosses. His Father Joe II and his Uncle Dean Cusano at Ozzie's auto Electric in Hartford Ct. / South End Motorcars and now has become Motorcars Incorporated in Plainville Ct.
During his younger years he also found time to Graduate from the University of Connecticut which was followed by a very successful career as a record setting Finance Manager for the Lorensen Auto Group. After Mastering that part of the automotive business it was time for the next chapter. Joe purchased his Fathers interest in Motorcars Incorporated over 14 years ago and has been partners with his Uncle- Dean Cusano ever since. Joe handles all the procurement of vehicles, Sales, and advertising, and of course he manages the finance division of Motorcars Incorporated also.
Joe has participated in all Dream Cruise events and has helped organize numerous cause related functions all for the benefit of the Hometown Foundation.
Ed AKA Autophotos and Gullwing Photographics has been photographing vintage racing and landscapes for 40 years. He drives his 356 generation Porsches in VSCCA events such as Mt Equinox Hill-climb and the Hershey Grand Ascent. Ed's photographs have been published in various periodicals such as Road & Track, European Car, The Biography Channel and The New York Times. For many years, Ed has been a concours judge specializing in European sports and race cars. He is co-head Judge at the Scarsdale Concours and a judge at many other prestigious shows across New England including the Greenwich Concours.
Antonio a local hot Rodder with a passion for all things with wheels & fast has a long history in the automotive industry. Starting with his grandfather, who opened up the first petrol station in his small hometown in Italy. Antonio has spent the past 30 years manufacturing parts for large auto makers both in the USA and abroad. In his spare time he has worked on customizing motorcycles and is currently working on his 1932 Ford Pickup.
Russ was the art director for the Robb Report from 1988-2001. During his time he traveled across the world photographing and writing about the finest cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz AMG. This gave him the ability to establish long-lasting and fruitful relationships while bringing home great content to share through the Robb Report's channels. After the Robb Report was sold Russ moved on to work in the financial industry working at Fidelity Investment's for 5 years. He then moved back into publishing, working at New England Home magazine as art director. In 2011, Russ launched Mesh New England magazine, a publication that positions itself as the "Hub of New England's Car Community."
As President of Gaston Andrey Motorsports, Rogér has represented leading collectors of exclusive automobiles. Under his leadership of Gaston Andrey Ferrari, Rogér pioneered lifestyle events and the first Ferrari dealer in the US to campaign the Ferrari 333SP. Rogér's racing roots were formed under the guidance of his legendary father, Gaston Andrey, who won seven national championships for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Rogér raced in the Formula Ford series, the IMSA GTP, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen and Lime Rock. The collector car and motorsports community is truly part of Rogér's DNA.
It all started when the well-known illustrator Sheilah Beckett drove herself to the hospital in her Austin Healey 100-4 one cold December day to deliver her son Sean. By age 2 1/2 Sean was a child-prodigy cocktail party entertainer, being shown pictures of various exotic cars by guests consisting of famous artists, photographers and race drivers of the time. They were consistently amazed to discover he already knew the names of every machine! From day one, Sean always knew he wanted to be a photographer. He started taking pictures at age 10 and continued through high school, shooting anyone and anything willing to get in front of his camera. He continued on to the School of Visual Arts on a full merit scholarship, while at the same time running his father's fashion photography studio. Hey, what about career plans? A no-brainer: follow in dad's footsteps, and start shooting fashion and beauty! After a number of years Sean married his two great loves and began incorporating cars into the shots. The automotive draw, however, was just too strong... ultimately, to the amazement of many friends, he announced: "Get the women away from the cars!"...Well, most of them, anyway...Sean now shoots and writes for numerous prestigious American and European automotive magazines, as well as all the top auction houses and a number of private commissions. You still won't be able to stump him with any car.
JCNA Certified Judge
Bio-Sanctioned and Concours Judging
Sandy is a passionate motorsports enthusiast and JCNA certified judge. To her credit, she serves as the Associate Chief Judge for the Jaguar Club of New England and judges for both the New England and Southern Connecticut sanctioned JCNA Concours . She serves as the Chief Judge for the Vintage Racing Stable Concours in NH. Her Concours judging includes the Greenwich and Radnor Hunt Concours; Boca Raton and St. Michael's Concours; Cavallino's Classic Sports Car Sunday at Mar-A-Lago the Dream Ride in Farmington, CT and the Lime Rock Historic Festival. Sandy judges for both the British Invasion-Stowe, VT and British Motorsports Festival - Bristol, RI. As credentialed media, she captures her motorsports adventures under the bi-line, 'Sandy on Assignment' for MMR (Motorsports Marketing Resources). Sandy is the founder of the Outstanding Judges Award. She has attended the Revs Institute Symposium and is a member of the Goodwood Road Racing Club and Classic Car Club of America. She also serves as an Ambassador for the RPM Foundation.
Juri has been a lifelong collector car enthusiast. His passion crosses boundaries of marque, era and genre as he appreciates the unique merits and craftsmanship of truly special automobiles. He currently Co-Chairs the Concorso Ferrari & Friends. He has filled various roles at The Boston Cup as well as the New England Concours d'Elegance including sponsorship/vendor sales, marketing, event layout as well as car selection and organization. Juri shares this passion with his son Aiden as they co-host Carburetors & Croissants at Delamar West Hartford.
Owner manager Corvette Center in Newington Ct. for 41 years. Bloomington Gold Corvette judge and senior judge for 33 years, Assistant director Bloomington Gold Survivor judging. Autocross racer in Corvettes for 44 years. Vintage racer in SVRA and SCCA with a Corvette for 9 years, won 2014 National Champion in Group 10.