Rare & Unique Vehicles is the brainchild of Dr Pál Négyesi, a Hungarian-born motoring historian, author, lecture and museum professional and Mathias Torsa, a Hungarian-born art director.
Dr Pál Négyesi (47) currently resides in Austria. He has been writing about cars for 28 years. He’s the author of several books on the history of Hungarian motoring and other topics in Hungarian, English and German. He’s also a lecturer at the Óbuda University in Budapest at a classic car restoration course. His PhD thesis, “How The Motor Museum Saw The Automobile: Curating The Automobile As Commodity, As Design And As Social History In Germany And Austria In The 20th Century – From National Identity To Mobility” was completed in 2019. Since 2015 Pál is a member of the organising committee at the Balatonfüred Concours d’Elegance in Hungary. In 2017 Pál received a St. Christopher’s Merit of Cross from the Hungarian Automobile Club for his services to the Hungarian classic car community. His websites include magyarjarmu.hu, automuseums.info, ceautoclassic.eu
Our team consists of classic vehicle experts, authors and museum professionals from all over the world.
David Cooper is an automotive historian and an award-winning restorer specializing in rare and valuable pre-WW2 European coachbuilt cars. Cooper founded Cooper Technica in 1989, whose workshops are recognized for their commitment to authenticity, based on meticulous historical research, provenance and context, preservation of original components and an innovative use of period materials and techniques.
Former Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Ken Gross is a 30-year Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Chief Class Judge, a member of the Selection Committee and he curates the historic hot rod and racing car classes. He is a member of ICJAG, the International Chief Judges’ Advisory Group. Ken’s classic, Art Deco and streamlined car exhibitions have appeared at major North American Fine Art Museums. The author of twenty-four books on automobiles, Ken has received the Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Citation, the International Motor Press Association’s Ken W. Purdy award, the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor Award and the Lee Iacocca award.
Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author, or editor, he has more than five dozen books to his credit. Five of his books have won the Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award from the Society of Automotive Historians, which in 2002 gave him its highest accolade, Friend of Automotive History. Ludvigsen’s career has included Car and Driver’s editorship, a dozen years in the auto industry with General Motors, Fiat and Ford, and 15 years as the head of a leading motor-industry management consultancy. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1934, Ludvigsen has lived in England since 1980. In addition to his work as an author and historian, he contributes to leading periodicals and websites.
Nataša Grom Jerina is President of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens Culture Commission and Secretary of the Motorcycle Commission. She is the editor of Avto Motor Classic magazine in Slovenia. She is also in charge of public relations at the Grom Motorcycle Museum, one of the most prominent motorcycle museums in Europe, set up by her father, Petja Grom. The Grom Motorcycle Museum is located in Vransko, Slovenia.
Dmitriy Dashko is a Russian automotive historian. Founder and head of the Automobile Archive Fund (Autoar.org). Author of six books about Soviet cars, including an encyclopedia of Russian speed record cars.