Bonhams has announced the appointment of Nic Waller as a consultant to the Collectors' Motor Car Department
Nic started his classic car consultancy business in 2006 and, as well as now offering his expertise to the Bonhams Motoring Department, he also works as a consultant to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Carmel, California, the Brooklands Museum in Surrey and the Warren Concours in Essex.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said: "We are delighted to have Nic join us as a consultant and business getter. His superb network of contacts on both sides of the Atlantic will no doubt help us to build on our increasing international success."
Nic has a background in graphic design and photography, which he studied in America for some years before returning to the UK where he opened his own photography and graphics business. He joined the Lavenham Press in 1985.
In June 2006 he resigned from the Lavenham Group in order to pursue his passion for classic cars and was offered a consultancy with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California.
He is currently a member of the Pebble Beach Concours Selection Committee finding and authenticating cars, and is an editor on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elégance magazine, The Insider.
Since 2008 he has also organised the Double Twelve Motorsport Festival at Brooklands Museum and latterly a new concours at The Warren Golf Club in Essex.
At Bonhams, Nic's responsibilities will include developing the business by offering advice to new and existing clients and promoting sales.
He said: "I am excited about the new challenge with Bonhams and look forward to working with the highly knowledgeable and specialist team there."
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com