Friday, Aug. 16 at 1:00 pm | A Bright Future for the Past: A Conversation with Tomorrow's Restorers

Friday, Aug. 16 at 1:00 pm | A Bright Future for the Past: A Conversation with Tomorrow's Restorers

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Moderator Donald W. Osborne, ASA, has shared his considerable knowledge and experience of collector car values and trends with millions of television viewers during his regular feature “Assess & Caress with Donald Osborne” on the popular CNBC Primetime show Jay Leno’s Garage. He is a monthly columnist for Sports Car Market magazine and has been published in The New York TimesArt & AntiquesThe Wall Street Journal Online and other publications.

Paul Russell and Company has specialized in the preservation and sales of 1960s and earlier European classics since 1978. They consider themselves to be caretakers of automotive history, and, as such, take the time and perform the research needed to determine the best service or restoration approach for each individual car. This attention to detail has resulted in over 45 Best of Show honors, plus numerous other awards and recognitions. Paul’s personal passion is to honor the original designers' construction details. He is a Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the National Advisory Board Chair for the McPherson College Automotive Restoration Program. In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Applied Arts from McPherson College.

Independent appraiser and senior ASA member David H. Kinney is a renowned market expert who writes regular columns for Automobile, AutoWeek, Hagerty, and Octane magazines, and contributes to The New York Times. He is deeply involved in the hobby, judging at events, attending dozens of auctions annually, routinely buying and selling cars, and appraising hundreds of vehicles per year.


From the first car he bought with just a dollar to his dream car, the 1974 prototype 911 RSR turbo that ran at LeMans, Nate McLaughlin has always been fascinated by the stories cars have to tell.That’s why he was drawn to a career in automotive restoration. Through an internship at Vintage Car Works in Denver, Nate fell in love with Porsches and hopes to have a career contributing to the restoration of early air-cooled Porsches. He is a Junior at McPherson College and is the recipient of the first Jules "J." & Sally Heumann Scholarship. 


As a senior at McPherson College, this is the third year Ben Falconer has received a Phil Hill Scholarship from the Pebble Beach Company Foundation. He is primarily interested in paint work and has been able to hone his skills the past two summers working as an intern at GTO Engineering in Los Angeles and outside of London. After three internships, Nate has found his marque: “a Ferrari is like a DaVinci masterpiece. The outside is a beautiful work of art and underneath are years of repairs and corrections that add to the amazing story of the car.”

Dylan Riley is a junior and considers himself a hands-on learner with a real fascination about the history of cars, which developed over time. “Where I grew up the big car shows were full of Camaros, Mustangs and Chevelles, so that was really all I knew,” he said. “At McPherson College I have been exposed to the more elegant and stylish classic automobiles and have really developed a love of brass era cars and early European sports cars. . . . I’m not only interested in learning how to properly restore antique automobiles, but I also want to know the history of where these cars come from and the stories behind them.”