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Tony Parella is the owner of SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, SVRA. After 30 years of success in the telecommunications industry he shifted his career focus to his true passion: auto racing. He raced dirt ovals as a young man and today Tony focuses on vintage racing. Since his acquisition of SVRA Tony has transformed it from a club racing group in to a full-fledged business with a national platform. In 2016 the SVRA will present 16 race weekends at all the major American road courses including Sebring, COTA, Sonoma, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Photo credit: Christine Beaumier 2016
“Make sure you leave your mark in this world before your pen runs out of ink.” – Tony’s mother
“If you take care of the company the company will take care of you.” – Tony’s father.
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Born with fingers missing from both hands and toes on a foot, Tony faced multiple surgeries as a young boy.
While attending a Harvard Business School, Executive MBA program. Tony presented two ideas and one was to take SVRA and build it in to a financially successful business.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLES
A 1967 Pontiac GTO
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Enjoy what you drive.
Catch a Wave by Peter Ames Carlin
Fractured to Fortune by Tony Parella* and Stewart Miller
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Work at something you are passionate about.
HOW TO FIND TONY
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