about
Ride on Appraisals, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Auto Appraiser in Saint Charles, IL
Dennis Parus
Founder and President
Dennis Parus is the founder and lead appraiser at
Ride On Appraisals. Dennis' passion for all things automotive started when, at 9 years old, his father began to teach him about the inner workings of automobiles. He accompanied his father to annual auto shows to see the new collections and collect the manufacturer's sales literature for the new models. Each year Dennis studied and memorized the data about each car-engine size, horsepower, colors, options, and all the other details.
       This was the beginning the extensive library of automotive history and data that he still uses today. A self-described "gearhead," Dennis used his automotive skills to help pay his college tuition. Over the years he has owned many cars, including a 1965 Buick Wildcat, a 1965 Dodge Coronet 500, two 1967 GTO convertibles, a 1968 Dodge Monaco, a 1965 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, a couple of vintage Cadillacs, a 1972 Plymouth Duster 340, a1966 Plymouth Satellite, a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, and more.
       Dennis has worked for GM, Merecedes-Benz, Volvo, Honda and Jaguar dealerships. He is a past
Vice-President of the GTO Association of America (GTOAA), a current Concours judge for the GTOAA International Meet, and is the Co-founder of the Cruisin' Tigers GTO Club of Illinois, and Co-chairman of the 1992 GTOAA International Meet. Dennis is certified by the American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers (ASCAA), the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers (BOCAA), and the Bureau of Certified Marine Surveyors (BOCMS).
Memberships
  • American Motors Owners' Association (AMO)
  • Antique Automoblie Club of America (AACA)
  • Buick Club of America
  • Chicagoland GS Club of America - (GSCA)
  • Crazy T's and Streetables Club"
  • Cruisin' Tigers
  • GTO Club
  • Cadillac/LaSalle Club
  • Chevrolet Nomad Association
  • Chicagoland Mopar Connection Club
  • Classic Car Club of America - (CCCA)
  • Corvair Society of America
  • Early Ford V-8 Club of America
  • First Generation Monte Carlo Club
  • Ford and Mercury Restorers Club of America
  • Historical Vehicle Association (HVA)
  • Hudson, Essex, Terraplane Club
  • Hurst/Olds Club of America
  • Illinois Camaro Club
  • Illinois Vally Oldsmobile Club (IVOC)
  • Indian Head Old Car Club
  • International Mercury Owners Club
  • GTO Association of America (GTOAA)
  • Kane County (Illinois) Car Club
  • Lincoln/Continental Owners Club
  • Mid-States Jeepsters Association (MJA)
  • Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA)
  • Model A Restorers Club - (MARC)
  • Mustang Club of America
  • Nash Car Club of America
  • National B-Body Owners Club
  • National Corvette Restorers Society - (NCRS)
  • National Monte Carlo Owners Assoc.
  • Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts Club - (NIFE)
  • Northern Illinois Chevelle Club (NICC)
  • Oldsmobile Club of America
  • Pantera Owners Club of America - (POCA)
  • Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI)
  • Shelby American Automobile Club
  • The Society of Automotive Historians
  • Tin Can Tourist Club
  • Tri-Chevy Association (1955-1957)
  • Vintage Chevrolet Club of America - (VCCA)
  • West Michigan Muscle Cars Club
  • Winged Warriors
  • WPC - Chrysler club