David Swig is a Specialist in Bonhams Collectors' Motorcars Department based in San Francisco. He is responsible for consigning and researching vintage cars for various Bonhams auctions, fielding inquiries about consignments from potential buyers and media, and maintaining an active presence in the historic motoring scene.
Swig is a lifelong automobile enthusiast and a regular participant in historic car activities including circuit racing, road tours and Concours d'Elegance. His father, the late California motoring pioneer Martin Swig, introduced David to his own unique version of California car culture; David consequently grew up immersed in the vintage car hobby.
Swig is a regular contributor in the field of automotive journalism, writing a monthly automotive column for the San Francisco Nob Hill Gazette newspaper, and is involved in an ongoing project to promote and elevate the vintage Japanese collectors' car movement. Also heavily involved in the historic rally scene, Swig and his brother, Howard, organise the internationally renowned California Mille historic sports car tour every April.
Swig holds a BA in English, with a second concentration in Sociology from Santa Clara University in California.
A San Francisco native, Swig can often be found racing his 1957 Monsterati Special at historic race meetings on the West Coast.