What is it?

Most people visiting this website come here for the answer to that question. Letís start by going over that it isnít. Its not a Jaguar, its not a Cobra and it isnít an old CorvetteÖthough it has styling elements of all three. Most importantly, it is not a kit car. The Varsity Roadster is custom, hand built specialty car designed to combine vintage styling with modern technology.

As an artist, I have always most admired the classic beauty of sports cars from the 1950s and 60s. There has never been a time, before or since, that automobile designers have produced such stunning examples of sheer beauty. At the same time, the cars of the 50s and 60s are far from the level of performance and technological excellence achieved by even the most basic and boring passenger car of today. Merging these widely separated domains, classic styling and modern technology, was the motivation for the Varsity Roadster project. It took close to 20 years to complete, but I ended up with exactly what I had been searching for all along: a car that is as much fun to drive as it is to look at. The car has won its share of awards and honors, but the best reward continues to be the impression it makes on people who see it for the first time and really love it.

I have dreams of, some day, putting this car into production, but the costs and legal liability are daunting. For now, Iíll have to be satisfied with the 4 bodies I built. The first one (the black car) I drive on a daily basis. The second one (which will be red), Iím fitting with a 430 hp Corvette LS3 and hope to have up and running within a year. The other two bodies will have to reside in storage for now, two fully operational prototypes is all I have room for. If I win the lottery, Iíd like to build an all-electric version based on the Tesla model S chassis and drive train. That would really be combining modern technology and vintage styling! I hope you enjoy the rest of the site.