Paul Ianuario with his 1908 Cadillac Tulip Tourer
Paul Ianuario is living the dream. Paul has been writing automobile appraisals in the USA and Europe since 1982 and has successfully combined his professional career with his automotive hobby.
In 1995, after 31 years in the automotive field, he became the BMW Museum Curator in Greer, SC. In addition, Paul’s professional automotive career as an engineer (degrees in engineering, mathematics, and physics) included Babcock & Wilcox (6.5 years), Federal Mogal (2.0 years), Michelin Tire (21.5 years), and GM Delphi (1.0 year) before he became a Consultant to BMW and the Curator of the BMW Museum. Paul’s company, SLR Support Services, provides consulting services and support for museums and vehicle related events. In addition to his design work for the BMW Museum he played an important role in the development of the new AACA National Museum in Pennsylvania as Director of Interior Concepts. He has done work for the Guggenheim Museum, the Peterson Museum in LA, The Eckert, etc. In addition to his position with BMW Paul has recently been hired as the Planning and Development Director for the new South Carolina Motorsports Museum which will begin construction soon in Spartanburg, SC.
Paul's personally restored vehicles have been of the highest quality and have won numerous National Awards including having won the “Amelia Award” for outstanding restoration with two different cars, the Burheig Trophy for Best Cord by the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg (ACD) Museum, “Best in Show” at the ACD National Meet, “Gold” Award by the Austin Healey Registry, AACA Grand National awards, etc. Most recently, his 1908 Cadillac Tulip Touring car (pictured above) won the “Amelia Award” for “Outstanding Restoration” at the 2002 Amelia Island Concour and has also won its National 1st Junior and National Senior Awards from the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) in 2002.
As a race car driver and navigator Paul has participated in the IMSA Firehawk series in the early 1980’s and as a driver & navigator for the BMW Race Team in the world famous Mile Miglia Race in Italy since 2000. This 1,000-mile event is held each year in the mountains of Italy and is a flat-out speed race for cars of the pre-WW II vintage. Drivers of these cars also serve as their own mechanics if the car needs repairs on the race course. The BMW Team has won this event in 2000 & 2002. Paul has driven on the BMW Mille Miglia Race Team for three years, winning twice.
As an active automotive hobbyist, Paul belongs to 18 national car clubs and is currently the President of the AACA Single Cylinder Cadillac International Region. Over the years he has been a Region/Chapter President of several clubs within these national car clubs as well as local clubs.
Paul is a respected Judge at Concour events across the USA and Europe each year. He has been long recognized as one of the very best vehicle judges in this country and in Europe. Each year he is invited to be a Concour Judge at events such as Amelia Island, Michelin “Alternative Fuels Concour” in LA, Glenmore Concour, Eastern US Concour, Radnor Manor Concour, Castle Hill, and others. He has served on the Board of Directors of the AACA National Museum and has also written articles for a number of national publications.
Isn’t Paul Ianuario the one you want to write your appraisal?
Whenever you need a professional appraisal in South Carolina, think of Paul Ianuario first and contact him at Ianuario@i-van.org or at (864) 433-6886.
Paul travels extensively and is also occasionally available for appraisals across the USA, and in Canada and Europe.
- 1908 Cadillac Tulip Tourer
- 1914 Herff Brooks Touring (the only one known to exist)
- 1920 Anderson Roadster
- 1924 Ford Touring
- 1928 Ford Roadster
- 1929 Packard Conv Coupe, one-off body by Dietrich (AACA and CCCA designated Classic)
- 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
- 1937 BMW 328 Roadster
- 1957 Chevy PU (purchased new by his family)
- 1960 Chevy Impala Convertible
- 1961 Austin Healey Roadster
- Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)
- Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club (ACD)
- Austin Healey Club of America (AHCA)
- Buick Club of America (BCA)
- BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA)
- BMW Vintage Car Club (BMW VCA)
- Classic Car Club of America (CCCA)
- Cadillac LaSalle Club (CLC)
- Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA)
- Late Great Chevys of America (LGCA)
- Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA)
- Model A Restorer’s Club (MARC)
- Mustang Club of America (MCA)
- Model T Ford Club of America (MTFCA)
- Packard Automobile Classics (PAC)
- Packard Club International (PCI)
- Pontiac Owner’s Club (POC)
- Pierce Arrow Society (PAS)
- Secrets of Speed Society (SOSS)