He is an active member of many organizations related to those interests, including The Experimental Aircraft Association, The Engineers Club of Dayton, Packard Automobile Classics, AACA, CCCA, and many others. He is an avid proponent of the Skilled Trades, and has written, spoken, and served on numerous boards and committees related to automotive history, transportation engineering, and education.
In 1992, Bob founded The Citizens’ Motorcar Company, America’s Packard Museum, at 420 Ludlow Street, Dayton, in the original building of Dayton's Packard Distributorship. He served as its Curator until his death. Bob served at General Counsel for Packard Automobile Classics in the 1990's. Bob was a driver in the La Carrera Panamericana Road Race in Mexico four times, each time finishing the race in a 1952 Packard 200. His love of Classic Cars, especially Packards, remains a source of inspiration and education to a great many people. Bob was larger than life in many ways; he will be remembered for his singular vision, storytelling, sense of adventure, and hearty laugh.
Rob has also been working in Theatrical Production for over eighteen years. Rob has worked on over 125 productions, concerts and industrials in New York and regionally with Bebe Neuwirth, Frankie Valli, Jackie Mason, Susan Sarandon, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Nicholson, Toni Morrison, Yogi Berra, Buzz Aldrin, Danny DeVito, They Might Be Giants, The Klezmatics, and many others. He is also an Eagle Scout and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His wife, Penelope Thomas is an Actress and Singer from Toronto, Ontario.
ROBERT SIGNOM III
Dan Badger joined the team at America’s Packard Museum as a volunteer mechanic in 2005, and has been serving on the Board of Trustees and as Managing Director since 2015. He has spent his life learning, collecting, restoring, and sharing antique cars, boats, airplanes, and motorcycles.
Robert Signom III was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees as the Curator of The Citizens’ Motorcar Company, America’s Packard Museum in July of 2019. He is a life member of Packard Automobile Classics, as well as a member of the Antique Automobile Association of America, the Classic Car Club of America, Alfa Romeo Owners' Club, First Presbyterian Church New York, The Dayton Bicycle Club and The Players’. Rob became the youngest voting member of the Packard Automobile Classics Board of Trustees when he founded Tomorrow's Packard Owners in 1992.
ROBERT E. SIGNOM II
1992 - 2019
A true Daytonian, Bob attended Colonel White High School, Miami University, Washington University, and The Ohio State University, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Bob practiced law as Associate General Counsel at NCR, as well as Smith and Schnacke; Young, Pryor, Lynn and Jerardi; and Green and Green. In 1974, Bob argued a case on behalf of NCR before the Supreme Court of the United States. Bob achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Miami Valley Council.