Collector Cars: Classics for the New Century
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About the Author: Richard Henry Rush

Writer and Author, Richard Henry RushRICHARD H. RUSH, during the decades of the 1960s - 1980s, and into the 1990s, was considered a leading authority on art, antiques and other major collectibles as an investment. Holding graduate degrees from Dartmouth College (B.A. and M.C.S.), where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and Harvard University, (M.B.A. and D.C.S.) he received his Doctorate at the Harvard Business School.

After positions in both government (as a Presidential Advisor) and business (as a Corporation President) and having written several authoritative books on wealth building and investments, he was awarded a full Professorship and Department Chairmanship in Banking and Investments at The American University, Washington, D.C.

In the l960s - 1980s, he lectured throughout the country including a series of lectures at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., on investing in art and antiques and various other collectibles.

He has written twelve books and over seven hundred articles. From the beginning of the 1970s until the mid 1990s, he has written articles for his “Connoisseur’s Corner” of The Wall Street Transcript, a publication for market specialists and investors. He also started and developed a Newsletter covering the art and antiques market, which was published by The Wall Street Transcript.

His books include, “Art as an Investment,” published by Prentice Hall, inc., and a later edition by Bonanza Books, as well as an Italian Edition published by Aldo Martello, Milan, “Antiques as an Investment”, published by Prentice Hall, Inc., and later by Bonanza Books, “Investments You Can Live With and Enjoy,” published by U.S. News & World Reports Book Division, a book on “Selling Collectibles for Profit and Capital Gain,” and two books on “The Techniques of Becoming Wealthy,” one published by Prentice Hall and the second by U.S. News & World Reports Book Division, as well as two books on collecting classic cars: “Automobiles as an Investment,” published by Macmillan and “Investing in Classic Automobiles for Profit and Capital Gain,” Simon & Schuster. He wrote about investing in art, antiques, classic cars and collectibles - and he discussed what to buy, what to look for in determining value, and how to build a collection.

The late author in front of his Florida home with German TV director, Daniela Hoyer, to the right the author’s 1955 300S Mercedes-Benz convertible being photographed for the TV documentary.

Dr. Rush had been the leading prophet in the second half of the twentieth century in the area of “Investments you can live with and Enjoy. His prophetic writing about a rising art, antique and collectible market and classic car market came true - with enormous rises in these markets.

Dr. Rush has owned over 100 fine collector cars, as well as a fine collection of art and antiques, and has written extensively on this subject, in articles and the previously mentioned books. He was featured, with cars from his collection, in a German Television Documentary for the “Motor Sport” series. It was shown over nine times a few years ago on Television in Germany.

This latest Rush publication is a handbook for the car connoisseur, and would-be-connoisseur. It includes years of experience as a car enthusiast. It is a subject which the author is familiar with, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about, and he would like to share his knowledge with you as you study collector cars with him - looking back and looking forward - in this new century. If you are interested in classic cars and the market for these cars, this is the book you will want to often refer to and enjoy. It puts years of experience and research at your fingertips.

The author’s Jaguar XK120, one of the earliest XK's sold in America - purchased second hand with very few miles for $3,750. The value today is up to $50,000. (Compliments of "Collector Cars: Classics for the New Century)


On November 4, 2008, the “new” Edison State College Richard H. Rush Library opened to students and the community. Due to the generosity of donors, Dr. Richard H. and Mrs. Julia Rush, an extensive 16-month, $7 million renovation, transformed the library into a state-of-the-art, 21st century digital library, serving 8,000-plus students each semester on the Lee Campus and more than 20,000 students electronically district wide.

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