11.30 2007


Voracious collector, dilettante performer, raconteur, impresario, historian, innkeeper, vintage trailer rally host, husband, father. Founder of The Lawn Chair Drive-In, Lost Highways Archive & Research Library, Mambo Movers.
Curator of such exhibits as:
RV ROOTS, The Auto Camping Craze Of The Teens and Twenties
THE FAMILY CAR ON MARS, American Station Wagon Design 1956-1962
RADEBAUGH, The Future We Were Promised
ZOUAVES, DEVILS & SASS, Political Satire And The Printed Envelope During The American Civil War
WE LIKED DICK, Vice President Nixon & The Press Cameras, 1952-1960

Todd Kimmell has performed as a nine and a half foot tall golden robot New Wave crooner, singing Spandau Ballet’s GOLD, and as one of two ten foot tall abominable snowmen, The Dueling Bumbles, singing the Robert Gordan arrangement of ConwayTwitty’s ITS ONLY MAKE BELIEVE. All this across the street at the Trocadero with an orchestra back-up.

“What can I say?”, says Kimmell. “The ham bone ‘s connected to the jaw bone. You phoned and asked me to serve as auctioneer for your goddam auction. Now you gotta put up with me.”

Find Todd here.