Hal Schuette is a local car collector and sports car enthusiast.
He graduated from the University of San Francisco, is a retired banker and business consultant. Hal is a past Executive Director of the former Palo Alto Concours at Stanford. Currently Hal is an Honorary Judge and Business Development Director at the Hillsborough Concours, in charge of the New Car Dealer display and the Automobile Seminar program. Business development director and advisor to the former Alameda Point Concours.
Hal is a Board member of the Candy Store,
Member of the NorCal Packards where he served as director. Past director at large of the Nor Cal Classic Car Club of America, Past President of the Mid Peninsula Old Time Auto club. Membership in the WSCC, Western States Corvette Council, Santa Clara Valley Thunderbird Club and Porsche Golden Gate Region.
Carson Chen is a retired Silicon Valley executive having held positions at Cisco System, National Semiconductor, Zilog, Ford Aerospace Western Development Labs, Loral, WCUB and Innovation Quest. He holds six U.S. Patents, authored a book 'Active Filter Design.' His design teams helped build electronic equipment that populated the initial World Wide Web in the late 1990s and in the 2000s his teams built broadband equipment that proliferated high speed internet world wide.
He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, in Electronics Engineering and just loves anything automotive and is fascinated by the innovation and design of vintage or modern day classic cars.
As a youth, building model cars, airplanes and racing slot cars, he won 3rd place in a San Francisco model car contest. As a teen, he built several motorcycles from scratch and rebuilt several engines. This lead to drag racing motorcycles, auto crossing and tracking his cars intensely.
He is an active member of, and concours judge for, the Ferrari Club of America (and former director) and has Porsche car club and former memberships with the BMW and Mercedes Benz car clubs.
His car interests include anything automotive with some highlight interests being Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, American muscle, Norton and Honda motorcycles, anything with a rotary engine in it and JDM cars. He says he’s "in" If it rolls, rumbles, breaths and exhales fire and screams or streaks thunder racing down the track. His own cars have also won many platinum awards and first in class awards.
Tim McGrane is a lifelong automotive enthusiast with an extensive background in event management, fundraising, and sponsorship acquisition. He has been involved with classic car auctions for 30 years, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance through various associations for 25 years, and most recently served as Executive Director of Blackhawk Automotive Museum since 2013. Tim is the CEO of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, a legendary 2.238-mile road course nestled in the hills of Monterey.
In his 30-plus year career, Ron Kimball has been recognized as one of the world’s premiere automotive photographers. He has succeeded in capturing strikingly detailed images of vehicles dating back to 1897 and has one of the most comprehensive image collections in the industry. He has accomplished great feats in photography including running Ron Kimball Studios, a highly successful photography studio, and opening a stock photography agency, Kimball Stock. Both of which service the print and digital needs of ad agencies and publishers around the world. The company’s million-strong image collection includes all of Ron Kimball’s automotive photography as well as animal photography from other high-profile wildlife and domestic animal photographers.
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Ron Kimball Studios and Kimball Stock continue to photograph vehicles for and license to top clientele around the world, including advertising agencies, book publishers, greeting card companies, calendar companies, and many more.
Bio to come.
Concours Founding Associate
Trophy & Stage Manager
Best in Show
1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
Owner: Ron Berglund
Class F1: Ferrari 12 Cylinder to 2007
2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Owner: Kenneth Woolcott
2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Owner: Tony & Pat Theophilos
1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello Owner: Payton Dobbs
Class F2: Ferrari 8 Cylinder 1994 to 2007
2006 Ferrari F430 Spyder Owner: Denise & Benjamin Gage