Date & Time
Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Children 12 & Under: Free
Members of the Studebaker National Museum, The History Museum, or Campus Members: $5
Before writing his first book, Tom Cotter had long been involved in nearly every end of the automotive and racing industries. From mechanic and auto salesman to heading the public relations department at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Cotter formed his own racing and automotive PR and marketing agency, Cotter Group. The agency represented some of the largest clients in NASCAR, IndyCar/CART, drag racing and road racing. He has written biographies of the legendary Holman-Moody race team, Tommy Ivo and Dean Jeffries, but is best known for his series of barn find books, such as Cobra in the Barn, 50 Shades of Rust, and Motor Car Barn Finds. Cotter appears in the Barn Find Hunter YouTube video series, which is produced by Hagerty Insurance. He teaches public relations at Belmont Abbey College, sits on the advisory board of McPherson College’s Auto Restoration program, and is a member of the Road Racing Driver’s Club (RRDC). He is married to Pat, has one car-crazy son, Brian, and lives in Davidson, NC.
Chief Judge Matt Short believes the automobile is “the greatest piece of art ever placed on 4 wheels” and is one of the nation’s foremost automotive historians. His professional experience includes The Henry Ford, The R.E. Olds Museum, The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and America's Packard Museum. Matt currently serves on the board of the Society of Automotive Historians and has previously served on the boards of the National Association of Automobile Museums and Packard Motor Car Foundation. A frequent judge at Concours d’Elegance events from coast to coast, Matt’s passion is pre-World War II Full Classic® automobiles. He is particularly drawn to large, complicated vehicles that were expensive when new and is the proud owner of an all-original 1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 with a Windovers saloon body.
Master of Ceremonies
The Concours at Copshaholm’s Master of Ceremonies Bill Rothermel has had a lifelong interest in cars, both small and large. As an automotive historian and avid collector of miniature automobiles and automobilia, Bill’s interests include the Brass and Classic Eras, muscle cars, European sports cars, and postwar American cars. He currently serves as the Master of Ceremonies of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, Boca Raton, Florida; The Elegance, Hershey, Pennsylvania; the Concours of America, St. Johns, Michigan; the Radnor Concours d’Elegance, Malvern, Pennsylvania; the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance, St. Michaels, Maryland; The Hemmings Concours, Lake George, New York. As a freelance writer, Bill’s work has been featured in national, international, club and concours publications such as Automobile Quarterly, The Flying Lady, Old Cars Weekly, and Sports Car Market, among others.