Founder, Dick Marconi, came to California from Gary, Indiana in the late 50’s. Armed with an MBA and a young family, he made the trek across the US to arrive in Southern California where he embarked with passion, on a career developing and manufacturing custom made vitamins, weight loss products and food supplements. Along the way, Dick developed his life’s mantra which is to “learn, earn, and return.” Throughout his life he has maintained that belief and in so doing, founded the Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids in 1994. Always a great car enthusiast, over the years Dick amassed an impressive collection of high performance street cars and race cars.
The goal of helping to raise a million dollars annually for various at-risk children’s charities has been achieved by using the car collection as a special event venue, as well as producing annual events on behalf of the Marconi Foundation for Kids. Mr. Marconi donated his vast car collection to the Marconi Foundation for Kids in an ongoing effort to give back. Thus, it continues to be his and the Foundation’s goal, to continue doing good work in our community and beyond, in honor of his dreams and goals to help children in need.
Dick’s wife, Priscilla “Bo”, has been integrally involved in the Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids since its inception. With her own unique love of cars and racing cars in the mid 90’s, she continues her daily efforts to preserve her husband’s dreams and goals for the museum & foundation.