David Swig is a Specialist in Bonhams Collectors’ Motorcars Department. His work includes consigning and researching vintage cars and maintaining an active presence in the historic motoring scene. He is a lifelong automobile enthusiast and a regular participant in historic car activities including circuit racing, road tours, and Concours events. His father, the late California motoring pioneer Martin Swig, introduced David to his own unique version of California car culture; David consequently grew up immersed in the vintage car hobby. He and his brother, Howard, organize the internationally renowned California Mille 1000-mile historic sports car tour each April. A San Francisco native, Swig can often be found racing his 1957 Monsterati Special.
In his early career working as a customer relations manager in a call center.
Finding a role at Bonhams that helped him realize having an enjoyable career in a field you are passionate about was possible.
FIRST SPECIAL CAR
A 1986 Twin Cam Toyota Corolla GTS
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Do it because you love it and do it for the right reasons.
Bonhams Motoring – www.bonhams.com/departments/CAT-MOT/
California Mille – www.californiamille.com
Scarab – Preston Lerner
Sports Car Racing in the South – Willem Oosthoek
Sports Car Racing in the South: 1959 – 1960 – Willem Oosthoek
Sports Car Racing in the South: 1957 – 1958 – Willem Oosthoek
Share the car hobby with young people.
HOW TO FIND DAVID
Bonhams Motoring – www.bonhams.com/departments/MOT-CAR/
David.Swig@Bonhams.com or via telephone 415-503-3285
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