While Roddy knows he has some big shoes to fill following John Lee, he says he is ready for the challenge – and loves woodies as well. He describes himself as a passionate vintage car hobbyist and historian, with extensive automotive writing, editing and graphic design publishing experience – which is pretty much exactly what we are looking for! His resume includes being editor of – and contributor to - several car-related and other publications.
Roddy, along with his wife Laura and 11-year-old daughter Samantha, live on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Yes, the north shore location makes him a Canadian! The good news is that Laura also thinks woodies are quite cool!
Roddy holds a BA degree in Journalism from Ryerson University – Canada’s top journalism school. He has extensive experience in editing, layout, desktop publishing, as well as all the major software needed to make this all happen.
He is also a member of over a dozen vintage car clubs and is a keen vintage radio hobbyist as well. Aside from that, he has a deep fascination with passenger liner history and consequently thus far has crossed the North Atlantic six times on two great liners – Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2.
Although Roddy does not currently own a woodie (he IS looking at one however), he does have an eclectic collection of some eight other vintage cars - one or more each decade including the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. They include well-known names including De Soto, Pontiac, Studebaker, and Dodge. There are some less-known brands as well including Armstrong Siddeley and Humber. So, Roddy is no stranger to wrench-turning either!
Feel free to reach out to Roddy with any articles, photos, letters to the Editor, or other info you’d like to submit for potential Woodie Times publication. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
So please help us give a warm welcome to Roddy – We are so excited to have him on board!