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Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard

Born in 1960 in Wareham, Massachusetts, Tim Suddard grew up the son and grandson of a Ford dealer. He began restoring cars at the age of 14 and still has the first car he restored, a 1929 Ford that his grandfather had sold brand new.

Shortly after graduating from Stetson University in 1982, he decided that America’s car magazines focused too much on the wealthiest few–or those who dreamed of being the wealthiest few–so he started Grassroots Motorsports, a magazine geared towards regular people who enjoyed fixing up and playing with common, readily available sports cars.

This success led to the formation of a second publication; Classic Motorsports, which has become America’s largest publication catering to classic sports car enthusiasts.

These publications led to an events business, that includes hosting; The Ultimate Track Car Challenge, the $2000 Challenge series of low-cost events, as well as Kickoff events at both the Amelia Island and Monterey Car weeks along with a series of multi-day classic sports car tours.

He lives with his wife and partner, Marjorie in Ormond Beach Florida. Their two (now grown) children also work in the business. Suddard maintains, shows, rallies and races a collection of about twenty eclectic, sports cars and has restored over 50 cars since that first Model A.

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