Chief Judge Paul Ianuario
Paul Ianuario is a retired engineer who spent more than 30 years in the automotive supplier industry and has degrees in engineering, mathematics, and physics. The last 20 years of his engineering career were spent with Michelin Tire Corporation. During this time he and his family lived for a while in Tours, France. He is fluent in French. Paul's love of the automobile, along with its related use and history, began at an early age and are an integral part of his lifestyle even today.
After retiring from Michelin in 1996, Paul started his own business. He is the president of SLR Support Services, Inc. His company provides consulting services and support for museums and vehicle related events. One of his first customers was BMW. He was involved in the installation of the exhibits at the BMW Zentrum and has been under contract with them for the last sixteen years. He is currently an AACA Museum Director for the second time, having initially served as Director of Interior Concepts prior to the Museum's construction. He is on the Steering Committee for the LeMay Museum which is presently under construction in Tacoma, Washington. He does work for museums across the USA and in Europe, as well as providing consulting services for many collector car related events.
Paul owns an extensive collection of rare and historically significant automobiles which he maintains meticulously. His personally restored vehicles have won some of the most prestigious National Awards, as well as Concours awards, in the collector car world. He is a Master CCCA judge as well as an AACA judge and has long been recognized for his judging ability. Each year he is invited to be a Concours Judge at events such as the Pebble Beach Concours, the Meadow Brook Concours, the Amelia Island Concours, the Radnor Hunt Concours, the Hilton Head Concours, the Louisville Concours, and many others.
Paul is a member of many marque clubs and a number of National and International societies such as the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Society of Automobile Historians. He is the past "Executive Director" of IAGMASEP which represents 80 automotive training schools in the USA and around the world. Paul is the recipient of the prestigious LEE IACOCCA AWARD for his contributions to preserving automotive history.
When he is not working on a museum, restoring or showing one of his cars, judging at a Concours or some other type of automotive event, Paul loves driving vintage cars. He has participated in the Mille Miglia road race in Italy nine times. He was a member of the BMW Mobil Tradition winning teams in the years 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006. He enjoys driving in touring events like the Glidden or Reliability tours. Paul is also friends with a number of former SCCA, IMSA, and NASCAR national driving champions.
Over the past 45 years Paul has owned a wide variety of American and European automobiles. The cars he has owned range from the preteen era to the post war period and encompass many existing makes as well as extinct ones. His collection is eclectic.
Paul resides in Duncan, South Carolina, with Dinky, his wife of 46 years.