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Tuesday - Saturday .............. 10am to 5pm
Sunday ...................................12pm to 5pm
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15095 West 116th Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062
Phone: 913-322-4227
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Board of Directors

Bob Wise

Robert J. Wise graduated from the University of Missouri­-Columbia Law School in 1975 and has been a member of the Missouri Bar since that time. He primarily represents property owners and managers. His previous activities in the Bar include being chair of the Associate Division Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) and a member of the KCMBA and Missouri Bar committees on civil law and procedure.

 

He has been the speaker at continuing legal education classes sponsored by the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metro Bar, and on television and radio. He is a frequent speaker to property owners and attorneys on landlord­tenant law, collections, Fair Housing, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and related areas.

 

He is presently a member of the Missouri Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business, the Creditor Rights Asset Protection organization, and the Executive Director of Mid­America Crime Free, Inc.

 

He is the senior partner of Wise & Anderson, LLC.

Bob Wollenman

Bob is from St. Joseph, Mo.  Bob and his wife, Connie, operate Deluxe Truck Stop
in the commercial/industrial area of south St. Joseph. Deluxe Truck Stop primarily focuses on truck cleaning and servicing tires. 

 

Bob is a car nut at heart. His father was instrumental in infecting him with this impossible to cure affliction.  Bob's first car was a family car, a 1946 Ford convertible (which the family still has). A friend hung the Corvette sign around his neck at a very early age. He currently houses 3 Corvettes, 2 Porsches, the '46 Ford and a 1941 Ford street rod.  Bob's affliction is still very active as he seeks to own a 1930 to 1936 Packard.

 

Bob currently serves on boards that include 2019 Chairman of the National Association of Truck Stop Owners, Progressive Community Services of St. Joseph, South St. Joseph Industrial Sewer District and Missouri Western State University Foundation board.  Bob also serves on a number of committees both locally and nationally. Bob served as President of the National Council of Corvette Clubs Inc. and as Campaign Chair for the United Way of Greater St. Joseph.

Bobby Schumacher

Bobby was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. Being the youngest of 5 kids, he learned the mechanics of cars from his older brother, Jim. Bobby graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1979 with two years of auto body training in Vo-Tech.

 

It was his auto body teacher, Mike Reed, who had the biggest impact on his future. During his junior year, his class restored a 1958 Chevy Impala and entered it in the Kansas City World of Wheels car show and has been hooked on show car competitions ever since. Mike helped Bobby get his first job painting cars during his senior year and did so for the first 13 years of his career.

 

Bobby worked in his first street rod shop, KC Street Rods, for 4 years in the late 80’s and started his own company, Vintage Fabrication, in 1993. The shop, located in east Independence, Missouri, has been a family operation for the past 24 years with his wife, Karen, and his son, Bruce Schumacher, helping to run the company.

 

During the first 20 years, Vintage Fabrication primarily built pre-1948 cars and has slowly changed to muscle cars and street machines. Bobby and his team have worked with well-known car designers, Larry Erickson and Jimmy Smith, turning their designs into world class creations. They have hand built recreations of historical vintage race cars as well as many other one of a kind cars serving clients all around the world. Bobby has shown cars all over the country, won many top awards and have had cars on the covers of all the major magazines.

Bobby is honored to be part of preserving history of Kansas City for generations to come.

Carrie Kupchin

Vice President of Santa Fe Towing Company.

Dana Forrester

Dana Forrester is an automotive artist from Independence, Missouri. He was elected a member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society in the early 1980’s and gained a national reputation for his watercolors featuring studies of brick walls with faded advertising signs and storefronts with plate glass window reflections and neon signs. Dana has painted professionally since 1973 and was a teacher of advanced art until 1987 when he began to paint on a full-time basis. He has exhibited in and won awards in most national watercolor and museum juried exhibitions and major art festivals in the United States. 

Dana refers to his work as photorealism. Though he uses photographs as a beginning for many of his watercolors, he most frequently prefers to delete some items and add others to enhance his painting. He believes that photography should serve as reference for authenticity of detail and not as a crutch which limits an artist’s creativity. 

Having been a gearhead since college, Dana’s love for the sculptural lines of Larry Shinoda’s ‘63 Stingray coupe design led to the purchase of his own 1966 coupe in 1987. While the image of this car easily crept into Dana’s brick wall art, other Corvettes and automotive subjects eventually became important features in his art as well. More recently, Dana’s automotive subjects have stepped to the forefront of his painting, thus emphasizing the contrast of textures in his work. Dana is an active participant in the automotive hobby, having served as chair of Kansas City’s NCRS chapter as well as organizing and leading various Corvette road tours. 

Each year Dana creates a limited number of custom original watercolors for collectors as well as ten to twelve new original watercolors of his own. Dana publishes seven to ten new limited editions each year as well. Most of the new original watercolors are pre-sold. His paintings are included in hundreds of private and corporate collections worldwide as well as in the permanent collection of the National Corvette Museum, the Wichita Art Museum, and the Butler Institute of American Art. 

In July of 2005 Dana received the NCRS President’s Award and led the Midwest National Road Tour to the NCRS Convention. Two of his cars, the 2003 Milestone Edition Z06 and the 1994 Callaway SuperNatural, were included in the Bloomington Gold Special Collection in 2005 and 2004 respectively and his 1965 396 Coupe was featured in Bloomington Gold’s 1998 Celebration of “Roar to Zora.” In 2008, Dana become a Master Judge in the National Corvette Restorer’s Society. In 2009, an 11’ x 21’ reproduction of “Stingers,” one of Dana’s watercolors, was installed on a wall in the National Corvette Museum’s new Archives addition. He recently 

retired as a Member of the Board of directors of both the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the National Corvette Restorer’s Society. 

Dana also served in the Vietnam War with the 1st Air Cavalry Division. 

Dana is currently working on a series of commissioned paintings for two major Automotive Collectors as well as the beginning of his second book of his painting career. The first book, The Automotive and Architectural Art of Dana Forrester, which is sold out. 

Eric Campbell

Jason Slover

Jason Slover has been around hot rods his entire life.  His earliest memories are from his father's 1934 Ford 5 window coupe. In his youth, Jason’s parents owned a parts store.  He has been with Pete and Jake's Hot Rod Parts since it was purchased in 1986.  Jason started working there after school and in the summer.  He has tried to learn almost all facets of the business and now manages Pete and Jake's.  His family also owns Super Bell Axle Co, which Jason also manages.  During the last 5 years the Slover family has also purchased a machine shop and a urethane injection molding business, both of which have enhanced the business in its entirety.

 

Jason Carter-Solomon

Jason Carter-Solomon is currently Vice President of Commercial Real Estate at Enterprise Bank and Trust, a Commercial Bank serving Kansas City & St. Louis, Mo, Phoenix, Arizona, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.  Jason’s passion and skill-set is Urban Redevelopment. He works with Developers and Investors to build, renovate, reposition and acquire assets in all sectors of commercial real estate. Enterprise Bank has specialized experience with Urban Redevelopment and Development incentives. The Bank has financed over 159 million dollars of redevelopment within the urban core of Kansas City since 2013.  Jason is a former Commercial Real Estate Consultant specializing in valuation and tax incentives. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting from St. Louis University and a Master’s Degree of Entrepreneurial Real Estate form the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Jason is a 2018 Alumn of the Centurions Leadership Program, current board member of the UMKC Bloch School and volunteers his time whenever possible towards educational and arts programs around the City.

Prior to Banking, Jason was a Regional Manager for a large subcontractor and spent time working as a carpenter during college.

Jason is a self-proclaimed “gearhead” and loves old muscle cars and vintage automobiles from the 40’s thru 70’s.  You can catch him and his daughter Charlotte at many of the car shows that pop up around the city over the year.

Current and Former Community Involvement:

  • Centurions Leadership Program of Kansas City

  • Urban Land Institute-Equitable Development Committee

  • UMKC Bloch School, Board Member

  • KC Chapter of CCIM

  • American Jazz Museum, Board Member (2016-2018)

  • UMKC Real Estate Program, Guest Lecturer 

  • Blue Hills Contractor Incubator, Business Mentor (2015)

  • Blue Valley Industrial Association, Board member (2015-2017)

Jeff Wagoner

 

Jeffrey L. Wagoner is president of WM Law, which is the largest consumer bankruptcy firm in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He was selected as Best of the Bar for bankruptcy attorneys by Kansas City Business Journal in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's 1997 Young Lawyer of the Year recipient received a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri­Kansas City where he was Technical Editor for the UMKC Law Review and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 from the University of Missouri­Columbia.

 

Jeff is also a decorated veteran of the first Gulf War, serving on active duty in the United States Navy flying the S­3 Viking. He retired in December 2008 at the rank of Captain, having served 6 years on active duty and 17 years in the Navy Reserve.

 

Jeff has authored numerous published articles on commercial law, business law and legal procedure and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. In his spare time, he is a youth basketball and baseball coach and is an avid automobile enthusiast, serving as a board member of the non­profit Kansas City Automotive Museum, Inc. He and his wife, Pilar, have 3 children, Alex, Max and Sofia.

Judy Wise

 

Judy grew up in Des Moines, IA. She learned much of her knowledge about the automobile from her father whose enthusiasm for fine pieces of automotive machinery was infectious. He would sometimes let Judy drive his Porsche 911 and his red Alpha Romeo convertible.

 

She attended Simpson College in Indianola, IA and graduated from Drake U. in Des Moines with a major in English.  Judy joined the Peace Corps and found herself in Africa ­­­ teaching English and Shakespearean Literature in a Moslem boarding school in Kano, Nigeria for two years.  Upon returning to the U.S. she worked in Los Angeles, CA as a social worker for four years, then won a scholarship to graduate school where she earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri in Columbia.  Thereafter, she worked as a librarian for Pembroke Hill School for fifteen years, and then for the Blue Valley School District, ultimately retiring so she could assist her husband in his law practice.

 

Judy considers it an honor and a privilege to have been involved on the ground floor with the group of automotive enthusiasts who have made the Kansas City Automotive Museum a reality for the Kansas City community.

Matt Fenaroli

Matt Fenaroli grew up in Southern California in the city of Whittier, East of Los Angeles, where every Friday night was Cruise Night down on Whittier Blvd. Growing up in SoCal in the middle of the car universe left a lasting impression on Matt and stoked a love for cars that still burns bright today.

Matt has an Associate’s degree from Cypress Community College in SoCal and a Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University in Kansas City.  Matt works for Sprint  and is the lead system SME on a training delivery platform called Intradiem.

The way Matt tells the story, he and his wife Ann came to Kansas City for 5 years. Twenty five years and two kids later the roots are only getting deeper. Matt likes English cars and even has his first car, a 1967 MGBGT he found after being apart from it for almost twenty years. His eclectic collection has several race cars, a James Bond looking 76 Lotus Esprit S1 (sans periscope), a BMW 2002 and an old Lamborghini Espada. Matt is excited to be involved with KCAM and especially enjoys the rich car history of Kansas City and hearing the many local stories about people and their cars.

Natalie Fenaroli

Patrick Reavey

 

Patrick Reavey grew up on a farm in Plattsburg, Missouri.  He graduated from Missouri State University with degrees in Economics and Communications.  He then attended law school at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.  Patrick is the founder and owner of Reavey Law LLC in Kansas City.  The firm specializes in all facets of employment law, and Patrick serves as City Attorney for De Soto and Edgerton, Kansas, and prosecutor and City Attorney for Wellsville, Kansas.

 

Growing up as number five in a family of ten children meant there was always a

"project" car, and several to tinker on.  Patrick now tinkers with his 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible and 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.  Patrick and his wife Denise currently are restoring a building in Columbus Park (just East of River Market area), which eventually will be the new home for Reavey Law LLC and Denise's art space. Patrick, Denise, and their son and daughter are happily part of the Brookside neighborhood, and St. Elizabeth’s Parish and school.

 

Patrick is honored to be part of a hard­working and dedicated group of car lovers that are involved with the Kansas City Automotive Museum.

Steve Kirsch

Steve Kirsch, R.Ph, is a Vice President at Kansas City based Cerner Corporation. Founded in 1979, Cerner is the recognized leader in the provision of health information technology around the world.

 

Mr. Kirsch currently works in Cerner’s Performance Excellence Consulting business helping clients continually improve the quality of care provided for the populations that they serve while improving their costs to provide their services.

Steve is a named inventor on several Cerner patents for the medication automation process and is a recipient of the Cerner President’s and Top Gun awards. 

 

Prior to Cerner, Steve was a practicing pharmacist in Texas, is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Wyoming in 1993.

 

In addition to his passion for cars and their design and history, Steve enjoys golf and cycling.

Tim Wahl

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