2018 Cruisin’ for a Cure Celebrity List!
2018 GRAND MARSHALL
ABC7 Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist
Dave Kunz is a 30-year employee of ABC7, and became the Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist in 2001. His job makes ABC7 the only station in Southern California with a dedicated reporter covering automobiles and related topics.
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Dave always gravitated toward the Southern California car culture that was all around him. His television career started in an unusual way, however. Dave was offered a “temporary, part-time job” at KABC-TV while in college as a business major. That part-time job turned into a lengthy career in broadcasting.
Eventually Dave was able to merge his work in television with his passion for things with wheels, and now gets to experience just about anything that runs on gasoline (or increasingly, clean new cars that don’t use any), and bring them to viewers in both Southern California and around the country.
Dave is a member of both the Motor Press Guild and the Society of Automotive Historians. He also volunteers as an emcee at automotive events such as the San Marino Motor Classic, the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, the Rodeo Drive Concours, the Automotive Fine Art Society’s Pebble Beach Exhibition, and the Art Center Car Classic.
Dave spends his free time with his wife Suzanne, who helps him keep a small collection of classic cars in (usually) running order.
Additional celebrities who will be signing in the Meguiars Hangar:
- Chip Foose: his biography can be found here
- Chris Jacobs: Overhaulin’, SEMA, and Foose. You can view his biography here
- Larry Wood: Designer of Mattel Hotwheels for over 50 years
- Carson Lev: Designer of Mattel Hotwheels for over 50 years
- Barry Meguiar
- Dave McClelland: the voice of NHRA