Founder, Owner, Doctor of Philosophy and Advit Builder
Developing a love for automotive at such a young age, Buds passion has only escalated from there! At 12 years old he remembers collecting pop bottles to buy a car for as little as $2, then driving it until it stopped, leaving it there, and collecting more bottles for the next buy... “It was a great time to be a kid!”After many years of being hard at work in the bottom of a ditch becoming a successful Construction Pipeliner, he has now been able to step back and follow his dreams. Getting his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of New Jersey, he is a man of many depths! Bud loves anything automotive, though he collects and builds select automobiles which are beaming with uniqueness and history! His dreams and inspirations surely unfold in his breathtaking collection at the Rangely Automotive Museum. Bud always having his sites set on new ideas with many projects underway, most definitely keeps everyone guessing – What in the world is he going to build next?!
Former Auto Body and Paint Specialist
Rick had much experience growing up in the automotive world – body work is in his blood! After moving to Colorado he is one of the very few who had his hands on the restorations at the Automotive Museum. Body work, an overlooked part of restoration, is one of the keys to an amazing restoration. It is a very challenging art in which Rick has surely mastered putting those rare set of skills into play for Bud for just over a decade. A loving husband, father and grandfather who now enjoys his time chasing grand babies and fishing any chance he gets.
Metal Fab, Paint and Body Restoration Technician
True Grit and Grace! A small town local gal who has always had fire in her eyes for creating, building and anything automotive. She found one of her many creative talents and specialties in metal work, body/paint and restoration. Kelsey is a 2014 WyoTech grad who dove in head first into the automotive world- building and restoring ever since. She loves the many challenges of restoration and custom builds Bud throws her way! A loving wife and mother, she enjoys spending time with her amazing husband (and high school sweetheart) Chance, and their three beautiful daughters.
Engine/Electrical and Restoration Specialist
Trains, Planes and Automobiles, oh my! Kenny is a Rangely local who attended an Automotive School in Denver. He then worked in the oil industry for many years, driving truck doing electrical and much more for Bud and others. Kenny is a family man – son, husband of his lovely wife Sandy, father and grandfather. His world is enveloped in building cars, trains and anything in between! He specializes in electrical and engines but is always working hard solving some of the many puzzles of frame and suspension that come along with the classics, vintage and full on custom cars that is thrown his way!
Norm Hall Sr.
Beloved Volunteer and Classic Car Expert
Norm Sr. is a very well known and loved local of our community. He is a man of God and a Veteran, having served in the Navy. He has always enjoyed anything that came across his path such as being a furniture salesman, a radio and television host, or selling a new Thunderbird right off the showroom floor. Although his love for living is wide, he has deep interest in the automotive world. From bikes to small engines, snowmobiles, motorcycles, cars… you name it! He is full of knowledge and experience with amazing stories that envelop anyone listening. Norm Sr. is always striving to learn anything and everything new. Enjoying people and giving tours, Norm Sr. is a loved volunteer and friend of the Rangely Automotive Museum.
A man full of adventure at every turn. After studying to be a veterinarian and earning a degree in zoology, he spent 28 years in a banking career, retiring in 98’. Stephen is a husband to his beautiful wife and adventure partner Katherine. Climbing mountains and exploring the world from the age of 12, leading expeditions and making discoveries. His attention was captured with racing in 2007. Setting a land speed record in 2010, building and racing cars of his own amazing creations, one of which, a 1915 American La France we happen to feature at the Rangely Auto Museum. He continues to thrive as a long distance hiker, kayaker and auto-racing enthusiast!
Wes Lifferth – Art Major, Artist of Variety, Pen and Ink, Watercolor and Oil Painter.
A Utah fella, with a Bachelors in Art from BYU. Who has created many custom and refreshing pieces featured throughout the museum.
Ken Dallison – Automotive Artist, Master of Pen and Ink
An award winning British artist. He is known all over the world with his specialty being vehicle illustration. Marveling at the Museum.
Chris Earhart– Sign Replicator
A Rangely local, was one of the few that was able to create many of the beautiful replica signs that display in the Rangely Automotive Museum.