A native of Florida’s panhandle, at age 11, Brad
began working summers at his brother’s paint and body
shop where his love of of the automobile began.
Later he used the shop’s facilities to build his first car,
a 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air two door hardtop.
After a 35 year career with VF Corporation, he retired
as a vice president, in part, to pursue his automotive
Brad has owned several performance, muscle and classic cars and restored a 1957
Chevrolet Bel-Air “Nomad”, which was recognized as the best in the country at
key “marque” events. The “Nomad” and his 1960 Corvette competed at 26
Concours events; winning numerous best in class, class runner-up and show level
awards. He began judging at regional; national marquee events, later making
the transition to Concours judging.
In addition to serving as Head Judge for the Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance, he is a lead class judge at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance, Charlotte-Trump Concours d’Elegance, Miami Concours, judges at the Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance; the Chattanooga Motoring Festival’s Concours d’Elegance and is a “Celebrity Judge” at Corvettes at Carlisle.
Brad has been an officer of the national Solid Axle Corvette Club (an organization dedicated to Corvette’s first generation for 14 years, currently serving as president.
As Brad has met all the world class judges at so many Concours around the country, he has assembled an excellent team of Concours experienced Judges to judge the 2021 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance. For more information on the judging criteria and tips for the best showing of your vehicle, click below.