24 The ALLURE of Rallies & Tours An Inside look at Vintage Rallies T his Tours and Rallies book projectcametogetherthanks to the support and contri- butions from Rich and Jean Taylor of Vintage Rallies. When intro- ducing him during the past two decades as a Judge at Amelia Island Concours, Bill Warner always described Rich as “’Riter, Racer, Restorer, Rally Organiz- er.” The President of the International Motor Press Association was less spe- cific…“Please welcome today’s speaker, Rich Taylor, who does, well, whatever the hell it is that he does!” This is another way of saying that Rich and Jean Taylor have a remarkably broad background in the world of auto- mobiles, a background that’s prepared them to create the best Tours and Rallies in North America. Straight from his PhD studies, Rich started out as Managing Editor of Car and Driver magazine. His wife, award-winning artist/designer/ photographer Jean Constantine, was then Art Director at Oxford Universi- ty Press. Four years later, they formed their first company, Taylor-Constantine. Rich soon became the Editor of Special- Interest Autos and Milestone Car…Jean was the Art Director of both. Since then, Rich and Jean have produced over 5000 magazine articles and hundreds of special sections for publishers ranging from Automobile Quarterly to Town & Country, House and Garden to Popular Mechanics, Mo- tor Trend to The New York Times. Rich hosted his own 4-hour live radio talk show on New York’s WABC 770 for years, while also publishing two dozen books with firms like Charles Scribner’s Sons, St. Martins Press and David Bull Rich Taylor VintageRallies_024-025.indd 24 12/23/17 1:06 PM