Mark is an active volunteer at Piquette in addition to serving on its Board of Trustees. He is leading the Quadricycle replica build project at Piquette. This has required hundreds of hours researching historical documents, reviewing drawings of previous builders, consults with The Henry Ford Curator of Transportation, recruiting volunteers, contacting companies to fabricate parts, and fabrication of parts himself.
Mark’s first car was a 1925 Model T. Mark and his dad restored it while he was in high school. He is a charter member of the Piquette T’s Model T club, in addition to being a Casual T’s club member.
Mark Carpenter retired from Ford Motor company after 27 years, 26 of those in engineering management. While at Ford, he worked on many vehicle projects, including the Ford GT, Raptor, and Shelby Mustangs. He has managed multimillion-dollar budgets and led multimillion-dollar prototype builds while working in the Special Vehicle Team (SVT).
Mark holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Mechanical Engineering degrees from University of Cincinnati.
Mark and his wife Linda are very involved with the Midwest Beagle Rescue Education Welfare.