Tue, 9 September 2014
D. Randy Riggs is an award-winning photojournalist and author with 42 years of publishing experience in the automotive and motorcycle fields. He is the former Senior Editor of Cycle World, Editor-in-Chief of Vette and Sports Car International magazines and has been Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Motorsport magazine since 1997. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, Motor Press Guild, International Motor Press Association, Western Automotive Journalists and American Society of Media Photographers. Randy’s award-winning book, Flat Out Racing, An Insiders Look At The World of Stock Cars, was published in 1995. His automotive photography has appeared in hundreds of books and magazines. In his youth Randy raced flat-track motorcycles and Formula Fords and he began vintage racing in 1999. The car he most loves to race is a Porsche 935K3.
Mon, 8 September 2014
070: Ed Barr is a professor at McPherson College who proves it's never too late to find your passion
Ed Barr is an Assistant Professor of Technology at McPherson College in McPherson Kansas. McPherson College stands alone as the only school in the United States to provide a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Restoration Technology. Ed grew up in Tyler, Texas. He received a B.A. from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and an M.A. from the University of Kansas. After graduate school, Ed began a career in art museum administration. Between 1999 and 2005 he served first as the Assistant to the Director, and then as the Director of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. In addition to his museum duties, he taught several art history courses and museum studies at Washburn. With a passion for automobiles he went on to earn a B.S. in Automotive Restoration Technology from McPherson College in 2007. From there he worked at Vintage Restorations Ltd. in Union Bridge, Maryland, where he restored British cars. Then in early 2010, Ed joined the McPherson College faculty. He currently teaches sheet metal restoration and the history of automotive design.