SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 9, 2013) – Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, is expanding its existing team with the addition of Hans Wurl, a well-known classic car specialist with a strong technical background. Wurl has served as advisor to noted collectors and participated in some of the best collector car events around the world. Based in Seattle, Wurl joins Gooding & Company’s team of respected automotive specialists David Brynan, Paul Hageman, Garth Hammers and David Gooding.
David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company: “We are thrilled to have Hans join our team of specialists. His expert knowledge and integrity is highly regarded in the community and his experience will serve our clients and our company well as we continue to grow.”
Most recently, Wurl served as Collection Manager for a prominent private collection in the Pacific Northwest. He was responsible for the care, procurement and sales of vintage racing, pre and post war European and American classic automobiles as well as an extensive collection of museum-quality automobilia including a substantial literary archive.
Early in his tenure, as a mechanic, Wurl directed the conservation and restoration of numerous concours class-winning automobiles including post-war Ferraris and pre-war Bentleys, among others. He also prepared and supported numerous cars during vintage racing events such as the Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
An active enthusiast, Wurl has participated in a number of world-famous events including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Cavallino Classic and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance where he presented a Best in Show winner. He has attended the Motor Classica show in Essen, Germany and Retromobile in Paris, France as well as driven collector cars in motoring events in Europe, Mexico, and the US.
Wurl serves on the steering committee of the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington, which consults the museum’s board on topics ranging from exhibitions and events to fundraising and development.