Marc Platt, retired Detective, served 18 years with the Long Beach Police Department, while operating his own business, Platt Security. Marc’s strong security and operational background, along with his passion for cars is a welcomed addition to the Lions Automobilia Foundation Board of Directors. Marc previously served has Director for Security for Caesar’s Palace Grand Prix, Phoenix Grand Prix, Molson Indy Toronto, Molson Indy Vancouver, Texaco Grand Prix of Houston, Shell Grand Prix of Denver, Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington D.C., St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Las Vegas Grand Prix, Baltimore Grand Prix and currently for the Long Beach Grand Prix. In Marc’s spare time he fuels his passion for cars by working on any number of car projects, ranging from classic Porsche’s to modified street machines. Marc’s interest in cars started when he was 13 years old, his Dad would drop him and his buddies off at Lions Drag Strip once a month to let the boys run around the pits and watch races, leaving a significant impact on Marc’s future. Two weeks after Marc received his driver’s license, he borrowed his Dad’s 1966 Pontiac Bonneville without permission and raced it Lions. From that point forward, Marc was hooked on racing. Marc and his car club would later volunteer at Lions during big events to earn passes to race Lions on Wednesday nights. Besides drag racing, Marc raced Sprint Buggies at Ascot against legend Rick Meyers, raced Sportsman NASCAR class at Ascot and Riverside and drag raced boats at Marine Stadium.