To support the daunting task of funding, putting together and managing a world class collection, the Lotus-Library has assembled an international panel of experts from across the automotive world to work on building and running a facility that will help develop the interest and passion for an industry we all love. In addition to providing the Lotus-Library with materials from their own collections, the board have all commit a huge number of hours to help develop the concept.
Contributors to the Lotus-Library Collection
Author, photographer, and publisher William Taylor is the founder and President of Auto-Archives. William has written seminal books on several marques such as Lotus and McLaren and has ……
The currently Treasurer of Auto-Archives Bill Roushey joined the Board in 2014. Bill is a product development engineer for a leading sports manufacturer and a member of Lotus Colorado. Bill is currently working on an employee restoration project for Hagerty.
Christian BraunBoard Member & Club Outreach
Christian Braun joined the board of Auto-Archives in September 2016. Christian who is the founder of hobbyDB and has been working on building the Auto-Archives online database. He is …..
Jim BennettBoard Member
One of the Founder members of Coterie Press, Jim Bennett helped develop the concept and structure of Auto-Archives. Jim has owned and raced a huge array of Vintage Racecars, including Formula 1, Formula 2, and Formula Junior. He is …..
Derek PrechtlBoard Member
Derek is the most recent addition to the Board. Former professional racing Cyclist with the USA Hyundai Team, Derek is manager of Hagerty Western Region and based in the Denver office.
Frank BarrettBoard Member
Author, photographer, and publisher Frank Barrett has been an Auto-Archives Board member for four years. For 25 years Frank published The Star, the magazine of the Mercedes-Benz club of America. He has authored or edited many automotive books and has served on the board of the Colorado Grand since 1992.
Advisory & Community Board
The Auto-Archives Advisory & Community Board are a group of unsung experts who offer great help and support to the Archive. They also represent the interests of Colorado’s car collector community.
Jimmy AretakisAdvisory Board Member
Jimmy was one of the founder members of Auto-Archives. His main focus was on community relationships and event concepts and one of his major accomplishments was starting the Auto-Archives Morrison Karz ‘n Koffee event in 2014. Due to family commitments he recently stepped back from the Board but continues to be heavily involved in an advisory capacity
Violet CruzAdvisory Board Member
Violet has been a big part of the development of Auto-Archives. The head designer for publisher Coterie Press, Violet has overseen all creative aspects of Auto-Archives.
Clive ChapmanAdvisory Board Member
Managing Director of Classic Team Lotus in the UK, Clive Chapman has been a ……
David HobbsAdvisory Board Member
David Hobbs has been a member of our Advisory Board since he visited Auto-Archives to help launch the McLaren The Cars book in the USA. He has …….
Pat HoganAdvisory Board Member
With a strong background in product development, Pat Hogan has been a hugely valuable member of the Auto-Archives team. He was a Board Member for three years and worked on concept development and community outreach for Auto-Archives. Having stepped down from the board for personal reasons, Pat continues to offer his advice on strategy matters, and is active vintage racer, driving his Lola T70 and Dekon Monza at events across the country when time permits.