Born in Kansas, raised in Ohio, educated in Ohio, New York City, and Paris. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in history (modern Europe) at Columbia University. Built model cars as a teenager then took it up again after some twenty years. My subject preferences are mass-produced cars from the 1950s and 1960s, especially European ones, as well as sports cars from any age and country. Recently developed a taste for JGTC and WRC racers.