Meet Bob Lichty

Bob Lichty

Prior to the founding of Motorcar Portfolio, with Gary Brown, Bob Lichty was the executive director of the Canton Classic Car Museum. He is past president of the national Lincoln Highway Association for which he co-chaired a 3300 mile historic highway tour across the United States. He and his wife are currently working on the 2013 Lincoln Highway Centennial tours. Prior to returning to his home area of northeastern Ohio in 1995, Mr. Lichty was marketing director for the world famous Blackhawk Collection in Danville, California. Earlier in his career, he held management positions with notable collector car industry companies including, Hemmings Motor News, Old Cars Weekly, and Carlisle Productions. He has also served as an automotive consultant to several major internet sites including Collector Car Trader Online and The Eastwood Company. Lichty has authored several books on vintage cars, authored hundreds of magazine articles and his art work as adorned many hobby periodicals. He has served on the advisory committee for both Old Cars Price Guide, NADA Price Guide. NADA price guide and Kelley Blue Book. As a nationally noted appraiser he has frequently performed expert testimony, and served as a trainer for Auto Appraisal Group. He was also team leader for the appraisal of the 3000 car LeMay Auto Collection, and the S.R. Miller Museum Collection. Mr. Lichty attended Cooper School of Art majoring in advertising and graphic design leading to his long career in automotive publishing and marketing. Lichty, is a popular public speaker on the subjects of auto history, car values, and historic highways. His is also active in many regional civic and national automotive associations. Lichty's lifelong interest in special cars date to his childhood. Lichty's car collecting obsession has allowed him to own many great cars over the years. From vintage sports cars to full classics. Today he personally owns a 1948 Nash 600, 1941 Packard One-Sixty lwb sedan, 1968 Lincoln-Continental and a 1966 Sunbeam Imp sport sedan.

Lichty resides in the city of Canton, Ohio with is wife Rosemary Rubin a local lawyer. He has two sons and three granddaughters.


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