SHUNPIKER PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Shunpiker; (n) one who shuns the turnpike, taking the back roads
instead of the highway, in the spirit of Charles Kurault, Jack Kerouac,
and William Least Heat-Moon.
Shunpiker Productions, LLC is the business entity encompassing the projects of Steve Purdy, mid-Michigan based writer, photographer and producer. Most projects revolve around automobiles including product reviews, travel stories, automobile fine art, interviews, motorist issues and enthusiasm for automobiles old and new.
AUTO HERITAGE AWARDS
For the past five years we have produced the Automotive Heritage Awards in partnership with the Concours d’Elgance of America at St. John’s, Brembo, The National Automotive History Collection, the Automotive Hall of fame, auto supplier Kiekert, the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation, and M1 Concours. While the awards project is on temporary hiatus while we seek sponsorship, the Automotive Heritage Foundation (created to support the awards) continues to develop other projects.
PROJECTS FOR THOSE TO WHOM AN AUTOMOBILE IS MORE THAN
Writing and Photography
As a contributor to The Auto Channel, ClassicCars.com, and a variety of print and web publications, I have close to 40 years experience producing words and images, the majority being about automobiles old and new. My photographs have been in galleries around the state including the Automotive Hall of Fame, the East Lansing Public Art Gallery, and the Automotive Fine Art Show at the Concours d’Elegance of America, and I’ve competed in Art Prize.
Video and Audio Production
Project Creation and Management
Public Relations • Government Relations • Media Relations
Projects currently active and under development include: The Automotive Heritage Awards and the Foundation that supports them; an existing radio program and another under development; a motion picture, an automotive art competition; lectures and seminars; an Art Prize entry; and others.