(Excerpted from NCRS article)
Tim has probably always been a car guy since his father owned a Buick dealership in his hometown of Blanchester, Ohio. His interest in Corvettes was sparked in part by his brother who was 16 years older than Tim. His brother had ordered a 1959 or 1960 Corvette when he was ready to get a car but could not wait for the delivery and ended up buying an MG. When the Corvette did finally arrive, Tim and his father went to check it out and Tim had his first Corvette experience. And as they say, the rest is history as is the fascination he has had with straight axle cars.
The first Corvette that Tim owned was a 1969 that he purchased in 1973. He got his first ownership taste of straight axle cars when he was a student at Ohio State. One night in 1975 while tending bar, a young lady approached him to take a look at her pink Corvette. She had heard that Tim knew something about Corvettes and wanted him to fix a problem she had with the car. The problem was that the passenger door would not open. Tim determined that the problem was with the frame. It had rusted in two and the door was holding the car up. The car was a Signet Red 1958 and Tim ended up buying and repairing the car. He mounted the body on a ’56 frame and sold the car.
Tim joined the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1977 and has earned the prestigious Duntov Award for 6 different cars! He has also earned the Sam Folse Award, several Founders Awards, a Sportsman Plaque and he’s had a 5 Star Bowtie Horizon Blue 1960. Tim is also the NCRS 1958-1960 National Team Leader, member of the Solid Axle Corvette Club and Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum.
President/Owner of Mickey’s Car Barn
Lifetime Member of the National Corvette Museum
Member of the SACC (Solid Axle Corvette Club)
Member of the NCRS (National Corvette Restores Society)
- 1958-60 National Team Leader
– Member of the NCRS South East Chapter
– Member of the NCRS Queen City Chapter
– Member of the NCRS Louisiana Chapter