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Meet Our Team

Grand Touring approaches each project with an unmatched aptitude for problem-solving, inventiveness, and craftsmanship. With over 200 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to performing our services to a standard that would please the original masterminds behind these cars. Whether your goal is to showcase your project on the world stage or to simply enjoy on special weekends, our team is well-versed in the many twists and turns of working on vintage vehicles.

Chuck Wray

OWNER

A lifelong car enthusiast, Chuck founded Grand Touring in 1987. He was driven by the want to provide world-class service that went above and beyond the rest— focusing on not only preserving the history and prestige of these cars but ensuring the driving experience is equally as spectacular. Since then, he has established himself as a world-class collection consultant and preservationist.

Most Memorable Grand Touring Project: the next one

How does a guy who restores Italian exotics end up with a 1932 Ford?

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Susie Chalk

BUSINESS MANAGER

Susie brings a robust business background to Grand Touring, having directed Sales and Events teams for the past 20 years. As Business Manager, she oversees all back-of-house operations to keep Grand Touring functioning as efficiently as possible.

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Harrison Platz

RESTORATION & SALES MANAGER

Harrison brings a lifetime of automotive restoration expertise to the Grand Touring team. Having grown up in a family business specializing in the restoration of 50s and 60s Mercedes SLs, paired with a personal affinity for air-cooled Porsche's, his familiarity with European sportscars is like second nature. Harrison joined the Grand Touring team in search of broadening this knowledge base and to work on the development of Grand Touring's sales and lifestyle initiatives.

Current Personal Project Car(s): '92 Mercedes 500E, '78 Porsche 911 SC, '83 Porsche 911 SC

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Katherine McDonald

MARKETING MANAGER

Katherine joined Grand Touring in the Summer of 2021. She brings a professional background in automotive marketing, branding, and events from her work in the motorsports and museum world, along with a personal affinity for classic cars. Katherine is constantly working on ways to enhance and engage with the Grand Touring community.

Justification for Higher Education Lineup: I think a Mercedes Evo II, Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, Bugatti EB110, 70s 911 RSR, and a Pininfarina Battista would make for a healthy weekend rotation.

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Eric Tegethoff

PARTS & RESEARCH MANAGER

Eric brings a robust background and knowledge of German automotive engineering and a passion for discovery. Wanting to broaden his knowledge of classic European sportscars, Eric found himself right at home at Grand Touring. He is responsible for sourcing and maintaining our seemingly endless parts and research library.

Greatest Find: Recently, I was excited to find the correct DB6 headliner vinyl available in the UK after all the Aston experts in the US told me the correct material was not available. (Hint: it can be found in Land Rover Defenders...)

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Gary Bohram

TECHNICAL LEAD

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Juan Bettencourt

UPHOLSTERY & ASSEMBLY LEAD

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Bill Mayton

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

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Classic Car You Aspire to Own: abc

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David Drobny

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

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Favorite Grand Touring Project: Iso Grifo Prototype, #001

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Dylan Wiley

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

Dylan joined Grand Touring after nearly a decade in the commercial refrigeration world. He has been committed to his passion for building cars for the past 15 years, having built 10 full cars by himself— such as mild hot rods, off-road crawlers, grassroots, and pro drift cars. Dylan is responsible for Grand Touring’s in-house fabrication which ranges in scope from battery hold downs to exhaust systems, and blueprints to subframe repair.

Proudest Moment at Grand Touring: Being part of the team that earned Iso Grifo #001 Best in Class at Pebble Beach

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David Tear

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

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Most Memorable Car You've Owned: abc

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Cole Tanner

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

A recent graduate from McPherson College with a specialization in engine and cylinder head machinery, Cole joined the Grand Touring team to begin his career in the restoration world. As the son of a former racing driver, Cole has always been around and had an affinity for cars— a passion which he intends on building a successful and rewarding career around. 

Next Item on Your Automotive Bucket List: To place at the Pebble Beach Concours

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Matt Lannigan

RESTORATION TECHNICIAN

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