After six years in the SF Bay Area as the marketing director and in-house car historian at Canepa, working closely with Bruce Canepa and his impeccable team of restorers, craftsmen, and mechanics, John relocated with his family to the less hectic climes of Grass Valley, CA. It is also—not coincidentally—an area in which he could build a much bigger garage.
And while he does miss spending his days working amongst the world’s most important road and race cars, from Mercedes 300SLs to Porsche 917s, he now has a much bigger garage. Did you get that bit about a bigger garage? Good.
An accomplished car historian, writer and storyteller, John’s work has appeared in 000 magazine, GT Porsche, Vintage Racecar, Vintage Motorsport, Classic Porsche, Speed Sport, and VINwiki Car stories.
Before his time in the Bay Area, he founded Creative Film Cars, New York City’s premiere film car company, providing every kind of car to movies, magazines, and events on the East Coast. He is also the creator of The 2904, an infamous cross-country endurance race he created as an ode to the Cannonball Run, which has been profiled in publications from Jalopnik to Top Gear.
Today, John is taking everything he has learned over the lifetime of obsession with all things vehicular and offering his experience to you.
Listen to John's interview on Mark Greene's fantastic podcast, Cars Yeah! https://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/1301-john-ficarra/
As the in-house photographer and marketing manager at the Canepa facility in Scotts Valley, CA, Zach has documented some of the most significant cars ever to turn a wheel. His lens has captured everything from Shelby Cobras to Porsche 962s.
Zach's photographs have appeared in Christophorous, 000, Vintage Motorsport, S3 Magazine, Classic Motorsports, Classic Porsche, Robb Report, Petrolicious, and Topgear.