My name is John C. (Jace) Holman, known to my friends as Jace Holman. I am an International Intellectual Property lawyer and have been collecting cars for the last five decades. Living in London as an Intellectual Property expert in the 60's and working in Lincoln's Inn Fields, I fell in love with the Beardmore London taxi cab. This was a coach built car of made of aluminum and fiber. Only about 600 of the Mark VII Beardmores were built in their small factory outside of London before the company shut down in 1968. I brought four of these taxis to the United States and found good homes for three. I still own the fourth. This car gave rise to the Holman Collection which I trust you will enjoy.
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I had a financial interest and law suits regarding a 27,000 sq. ft. restoration shop in Front Royal, Virginia specializing in restoring and selling Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, and other exotic and limited edition cars. Part of the 27,000 sq ft is a 10,500 sq ft new shop for servicing and the 16,500 sq ft of the old shop is used as a showroom for interesting cars. I now have no further interest in the shop.
I have given rides to many of my international colleagues and in April 1973 I bestowed my first certificate. You will find twelve Certificates presently being presented and a list of fortunate people to whom certificates have been presented. Many people throughout the world take pleasure in using the acronyms OBR, OCR, ORR, ORRD, OFR, OPR, OMBR, OGWR, ORRCR, OSR, OJR, and OER. behind their names.
I built a 50,000 sq. ft. industrial building on 7 acres of land in Front Royal VA through my company K.I.P.LLC. The first tenant was the Department of State, then Dominion Electric who have now bought the building and the land.
My wife and I have ccreated a revocable trust and have placed all of our property in it. We have homes in Washington DC and Front Royal Virginia and we have acumulated 114 acres of woods in the Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent our home in Front Royal, which home we call Bear Ridge.