Meet Tim Suddard

Born in 1960 in Wareham Massachusetts, Tim Suddard grew up
the son and grandson of a Ford dealer. He began restoring cars at
the age of 14 and still has the first car he restored, a 1929 Ford that
his grandfather had sold brand new.


Shortly after graduating Stetson University in 1982, he decided
that America’s car magazines focused too much on the wealthiest
few, or those who dreamed of being the wealthiest few, so he
started Grassroots Motorsports, a magazine geared towards regular
people who enjoyed fixing up and playing with common, readily
available sports cars.


This success lead to the formation of a second publication;
Classic Motorsports, which has become America’s largest
publication catering to classic sports car enthusiasts.
These publications led to an events business, that includes the
Ultimate Track Car Challenge, classic sports car tours, a Monterey
welcome party and the $2000 Challenge series of low-cost events;
that have been run for the last 20 years.


He also does a variety of contract publishing work that has
included publication of the Amelia Island Concours and Hilton
Head Concours programs.


He lives with his wife and partner, Marjorie in Ormond Beach
Florida, and has two grown children, that both work in the
business. Suddard maintains, rallies and races a collection of more
than 20 eclectic, mostly British, sports cars and has restored over
60 cars since that first Model A.

Check out Classic Motorsports Magazine here.