President – RJ Vintage Garage and Appraisals

There has never been a time in my life when I wasn’t interested in cars – old cars, new cars, hot rods, custom cars as well as vintage transportation items – gas & oil company and automobile manufacturer and dealer artifacts.

I have always enjoyed working on and being around cars, participating in car shows and attending collector car auctions throughout North America.

Over the years I have bought and sold cars and continue to feed my passion for this hobby.

My background starts when I served an apprenticeship as a  “General Machinist” commencing in 1974. I worked in the trade for just over 10 years. I then had an opportunity to become a licensed Insurance Broker in 1984 which ultimately lead to my co-ownership of a busy insurance brokerage in Lindsay, Ontario. During that time I had the good fortune to work with 2 major Canadian insurance companies in the development of 2 significant “ Agreed Value “  Collector Car insurance programs. For 20 years our brokerage was a significant provider of Antique and Classic Automobile Insurance in Ontario.

In 2009 I sold my interest in our insurance brokerage and established a new company – R J Vintage Garage  – Collector Car and Automobile Appraisals and Consultant. 

Like many of you, my passion for the past is also what drives my desire to preserve these cars and collectibles for the future.

I appreciate you taking time to review my brief bio, please feel free to contact me at your convenience should you wish to discuss your appraisal requirements.

Thank you!