We are pleased and honoured to announce our Chief Judge for the 2019 Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance will be John Carlson!
John is a retiree who has spent 30 years in the automotive industry specializing in antique automobile restoration. John is serving his 19th year as President and CEO of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corporation (NAACC). He is a Classic Car Club of America Master Judge and a past National President of the Vintage Car Club of Canada.
John participates at numerous Concours d’Elegance events throughout North America, one of them being Pebble Beach for the last 24 years. He is a multi-decade member the Model A Ford Club of America, Early Ford V8 Club, British Columbia Hot Rod Association, Vintage Racing Club of BC and the Allard Owners Club.
John began his international judging in 1977 and has gone on to positions with many prestigious associations and events. John is a permanent Chief Judge at the Hilton Head Concours, Arizona Concours, Cobble Beach Concours, Crescent Beach Concours, Las Vegas Concours and the Vintage Car Club of Canada and the NAACC. He serves on the Steering Committee for the LeMay America’s Car Museum. He is a Charter Member of the International Chief Judges Advisory Group and he is a hands-on restorer who maintains his own private collection.
John Carlson has been inducted into three Motorsport Hall of Fames and was a recipient of the prestigious Lee Iacocca award in 2015. He resides with his wife Koko of forty five years in the seaside village of Belcarra, British Columbia Canada and we are excited to have him be the Chief Judge at the 2019 Vancouver Island Concours d’Elegance.
Michael Tillson III
Dr. JJ Carlson
Dr. Tom Beffa