You know who they are — at least many of them. They’re the people with big collections you see at shows or during club “garage tours.” They’re folks who put on the events you attend and the ones who manage the car museums you visit. Maybe you’ve read an article they wrote. Maybe they restored your car. You may have sent some of these folks your club dues or purchased a part from them. Maybe you attended their auction. They’re the influential hobbyists in your area, the local movers and shakers of the collector car scene.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2007/12/10/behind-the-scenes-influential-hobbyists-in-your-area