Mark Pieloch has been collecting and restoring cars since 1974, when he first completed work on a 1967 Ford Ranch Wagon given to him by his father. Many of Pieloch's vehicles have been painstakingly restored to meet exacting car-show requirements. Authenticity is a critical element in the judging process for concours car-show events. In some cases, owners may be required to provide documentation on all work performed and the provenance of parts used to complete the restoration. Appearance events, by contrast, focus specifically on the overall appearance of the vehicle and the quality of the work performed by the restorer.