About Us

Rhonda Madden started Creative Automotive Consultants in May of 1977, due to a need for an advocate to the collector car industry. Vast experience in managing several collector car dealerships, being a life long collector of all types of vehicles, and working under Gene Babow and Robert Esbenson (automotive historians and collectors). As a photo journalist for Coast Car Collector and Old Cars Weekly magazines, a natural introduction to the collector car world, made it possible to work with Barrett-Jackson Auctions, Kruse International Auctions, and many more.

As a collector, Rhonda Madden found that cars needed to be valued by the "fair market" price, when it came to insurance company disputes. On the other hand, many were putting a false value on a car for insurance companies and legal disputes. Licensed by the State of California as a Registration Agent and license vehicle Verifier, (working on behalf of individuals, companies, and collectors) made it a natural to investigate the ownership history and authenticity of period and contemporary vehicles of all kinds.