Vehicle Selection Committee
Bob is an expert on collector car insurance and it’s his passion for the collector car hobby that began his involvement as a Board Member for the La Jolla Concours D’Elegance in 2013. He is a longtime member of the Checkered Flag 200 Club out of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The podcast CarYeah hosted by Mark Greene featured an interview with Bob in 2018. Bob is a member of the Docent team led by Wayne Craig at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In the fall of 2021, Bob, Amber Anderson along with the dedicated Concours Committee members, completed the first La Jolla Concours Charity Golf Tournament, a huge success.
Recently, Bob was asked by the longtime Chairman of the La Jolla Concours D’Elegance Michael Dorvillier, to join him as Co-Chairman of the La Jolla Concours D’Elegance. “Working at Michael’s side we will strive to host a Concours with world-class automobiles and world-class experiences for our sponsors, registrants, and patrons. Michael and I share a common vision for our Concours D’Elegance. To have the most amazing automobiles and world-class judging. Our business vision aligns in that our day-to-day focus is a continuous improvement upon the execution of our Concours events which benefit our charities”.
Bob Kerner’s practice as an insurance risk manager to ultra-high-net-worth families has spanned the past 21 years, covering all risk transfer needs for a family, anywhere in the world.
Pebble Beach Concours Docent Chairman, Ironstone Concours Race Car Chairman, Blackhawk Museum Docent, Hagerty Junior Judges Program Leader-Hillsborough Concours and CEO of Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation.
After running the Concours for 9 years Rob is now the Chairman Emeritus of the Hillsborough Concours – the longest continually running Concours in the world. He is the current Treasurer and a past President of “The Candy Store” private vintage car club. A lifetime “gear-head”, he loves collecting, vintage racing and showing cars. Based in the Bay Area, he most recently served as the CEO of the Academy of Art University auto museum.
Robert Escalante, Vice President of Packards International, has a passion of giving back which has led him to plan and serve on advisory and steering committees for Concours, car shows and tours throughout Southern California as well as raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations.
Patrick has been a car enthusiast since childhood. At 15 years old his Dad gave him a 1930 Model A Ford coupe, which he restored and sold to a collector. The next acquisition was a 1967 GTO six-pack four on the floor. Always wanting a Mercedes Benz, at 27 he purchased a 1960 220se convertible. The next Mercedes was a 1970 280sl #903 (midnight blue) which he restored and won 1st in three Concours d’ Elegance competitions. He and his wife, Katy, currently own a 1970 280sl #904 (blue/gray) preservation example. Patrick has judged at the La Jolla Concours for 10 years and feels privileged to be part of the La Jolla Concours team of volunteers.
In the car business for 29 years, and in the current Iconic Coastal Location for 25 years, owner of Cardiff Classics Thomas Billick, (Tom) is honored to serve on the committee this year. “It’s always a privilege to participate in such a prominent event such as the La Jolla Concours.”
Carl and Vicki Zeiger, pictured in front of their 1941 Cadillac, are both car enthusiasts. Carl is on the Board of the Classic Car Club of America Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan and Vicki is on the National Board of the Classic Car of America, headquartered in Chicago, IL. They are also members of the San Diego/Palm Springs and Southern California regions of the Classic Car Club of America.
Into cars since the age of 5 when Keith Wahl’s original car guy role model, his father, brought home a Singer 4 AD Roadster. Keith’s dad had quite the eye for cars since he was 16 years old having owned some pretty cool vehicles. That singer 4AD roadster got traded for a 1954 Jaguar XK 120 M Roadster which remained in the family for 18 years.
Keith likes to say the petrol is in his DNA since the avocation never left him. He has been involved in almost every aspect of the hobby from acquisition to hands on restoration. He has been with the La Jolla Concours for 10 years and was the Chair of the Motor Car Classic. He currently serves on the car Selection committee and assists on the Tour D’Elegance.
Keith has displayed four vehicles over the years at the Motor Car Classic and La Jolla Concours having won 3rd place with his 1962 Mercedes 190 SL roadster. Sold in 2020 just at the onset of the Covid Pandemic, it is now on display at a Mercedes Dealer in South Korea. In addition to his restored 1963 R2 4 speed Avanti he owns a 1947 Triumph Roadster, and 4 additional Studebakers, three of which are supercharged.
Bio coming soon.
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