JOSEPH L. TROISE is the author of two books on automobiles, as well as many articles on classic cars and automotive history. His work has appeared in such national automotive magazines as Autoweek and Road & Track, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle, Communication Arts, American Way, Hemmings Classic Car and Newsday.
Mr. Troise’s past automotive publications include Automobilia, A Calendar History of the Automobile in 52 Weeks, The Automobile Knowledge Cards, Drive It ‘Til It Drops, Cherries and Lemons, and a special feature in Road & Track entitled Four Angry Cylinders. A collection of his work done for Road & Track now resides in the archives of the Green Library at Stanford University.
He has been a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, the MG-TC Roughriders, the Arcane Car Society, and the Automotive Hall of Fame. He has also served as concours judge for the Silverado Concours D’Elegance and St. Mary’s Concours D’Elegance. In addition, Mr. Troise also has staff experience at collectible car auctions, most notably the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Phoenix, Arizona, and has studied the collections of auto museums both in America and Europe.
In the realm of hands-on experience, Mr. Troise was formerly employed by Mercedes-Benz of North America as a Special Representative to VIP clients. He has also restored both automobiles and motorcycles as a hobby.
During the actual appraisal of an automobile, Mr. Troise consults a variety of standard reference works, as well as subscription-only newsletters and auction reports. He also relies on past experience, having done appraisals professionally for over 30 years. When necessary, he can call upon a network of knowledgeable colleagues, such as collectors, dealers and museum curators.
Mr. Troise’s appraisals are always performed under the strict guidance of USPAP guidelines (The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) which are the generally accepted standards for professional appraisal practice in North America. He is also very familiar with the California Fair Claims Settlement Regulations. His appraisals are done with utmost impartiality, and in accordance with all professional business ethics.
More recently, Mr. Troise was a former Market Analyst for the Kelley Blue Book, and part of the development team for Kelley’s Early Car Edition. He also retired in early 2019 as online Host for the Edmunds.com Automotive Forums. He is certified as an Expert Witness in the San Mateo county court system.