Joe has been a member of MARC, including the Western Lake Erie Region, since 1976. He is very active in the local region, serving several terms in various board positions, event and swap meet planning, seminars and youth activities with local high schools. He is also editor of their award winning regional newsletter.
Joe was organizer/chairman of the 1986 Membership and 1989 National Meets, and co-chair of 2016 National Meet. He has written several articles published in the Model ‘A’ News and is a Senior Judge (fine point) since 1985, having served as Team Captain.
Beginning in 1997 Joe served 4 years on the MARC Board of Directors, holding the positions of Secretary, Director of Publications and Library, and Vice President. During this time, he revived the MARC Youth Program by appointing and working with a Youth Coordinator.
Joe believes that all aspects of the Model A hobby are equally important, whether restoring for Fine Point or Touring Class judging, maintaining a dependable driver, enjoying Era Fashions, accessories or historical awareness.
He performed a complete restoration of his 1930 Tudor for which he received a MARC ‘fine point’ trophy. It is now a regular driver. His current projects include a ’28 Roadster and ’31 Sport Coupe being restored to fine point standards, a ’72 Chevy P/U, and a visible gasoline pump.
Joe is a retired Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer, holds BME and MBA degrees, and is a certified Ergonomist. He previously held leadership positions with Cub and Boy Scouts.