Wed, 15 July 2015
293: Art Smith from Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo Ferrari Dealership and Sponsor of the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance
Art Smith has been in the automotive business since 1986. He spent time with Volkswagen and Lexus and the last 13 years at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, North America’s oldest Ferrari dealer located in Portland Oregon. Now retired, he refuses to leave the world of automobiles and now cares for the late Ron Tonkin’s collection of over 50 cars, 25 of which are Ferraris including his first, a 1967 330GTS, 4 super cars, a 288 GTO, an F40, F50, an Enzo, Daytona Coupe, and a Spider not to forget a 1953 212 Vignale. The Ron Tonkin legacy includes their sponsorship of the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance that takes place every July on the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.