Chief Honorary Judge
Ed Gilbertson- Preservation
Ed Gilbertson is Chairman of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG). He is also Chief Judge Emeritus for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Palm Beach Cavallino Classic, and the Ferrari Club of America. He continues to serve Pebble Beach as an honorary judge and member of the selection committee.
He is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the International Advisory Council for Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile (IAC/PFA). He is also a senior advisor and committee member for the Federation Internationale Vehicules Anciens (FIVA) technical commission and the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA), and a member of the SAE Historic Vehicle Technical Standards Committee.
Mr. Gilbertson was Chief Judge for the famed FF40 event in Brussels and was Honorary Chief Judge for the 60th Anniversary of Ferrari in Maranello, Italy. He also judged at the Louis Vuitton shows in London and Paris, as well as many other national and international concours events.
In addition to their concours activities, he and his wife Sherry have helped organize international reunion tours for the Ferrari 166MM, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, Ferrari 250 GTO, and Alfa Romeo 8C. He is a former Regional Director for the Ferrari Club of America and past President of the Ferrari Owners Club.
He is a contributing editor for Cavallino magazine and co-authored a book on the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California. He was also a contributing author for The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles published by the Simeone Foundation in 2013.
Ed and Sherry Gilbertson have been married for 45 years and have owned many significant sports cars, hot rods and motorcycles. When not assisting with events, they can often be found enjoying their vehicles on the backroads of California.