Member Spotlight: Catherine Sutton

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Born in England in the mid-1960s, Catherine Sutton couldn’t help but fall in love with cars. James Bond was at the forefront of British culture and, by default, the Aston Martin DB5 was everyone’s dream. Living in the countryside, she never saw more than tractors and Land Rovers, but when a family friend stopped by in a silver DB5, she was hooked. 

Catherine’s first car was a 1957 Morris Minor she named “Isabelle” in honor of her grandmother. Her connection to the car was deeply personal, as is her passion for every vehicle in her collection.

Sutton eventually left England to help start DreamWorks Animation, but her love of automobiles has never wavered. Naturally, this led her to the Petersen and The Checkered Flag 200. She enjoys driving her “egg,” an Alpine White 1964 Porsche 356C, which, she says, offers limitless “smiles-per-gallon.”

Today, Catherine spends her time volunteering with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles ( This rewarding experience provides the opportunity to give back to those who are most in need. 

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