Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Richard Webb is an automotive artist whose passion for design, the romance of classic cars, and race cars is reflected in his paintings and drawings. He’s owned over 374 classic cars in his life and while he’s tried retiring a few time, Richard quickly discovered painting to be his encore career. His art begins as a design process with meticulous attention to composition, the backdrop, landscapes, architectural icons, and detail in his automotive subject matter. Mostly working with acrylic paint he mixes sand, modeling paste, epoxy, and sometimes deep set wood panels to create his images. In addition to painting on canvas he’s been knows to use nontraditional surfaces including surfboards, doors, and barn wood. While most of his work is easily recognizable Richard has painted abstracts, portraits, and landscapes as well. Richard has been commissioned by art collectors, auto aficionados, and major global brands. His work can be found in the homes and businesses of art collectors worldwide.

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Doug Hansen is a General Partner at H&H Motors in the Silicon Valley, California. H&H Motors is an auto and power sport dealership Doug and his business partner have owned and operated for over 15 years. Doug’s a life long automotive enthusiast who has driven thousands of cars, motorcycles, carts, and quads. He’s raced at Altamont/Sears Point and at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows California in the 24 hours of Lemons and the Chump Car races.

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Megan Gilkes is a 16 year old racer from Richmond Hill, Canada who’s been in the driver’s seat since the age of nine. She started with karting and won the Barbados 2011 Easykart 60cc half-season championship. A crash and recovery kept her off the track in 2012 through 2014 but she was back at it in 2015 winning multiple races in the Ottowa Challenge Karting Series. Last year she graduated the Skip Barber Racing School and became a member of Dare To Be Different and competed in her first real race car in a Miller Oils F1200 at Mosport. By her fourth race she earned a second place in the US Majors series and today competes in a Formula Vee at Mosport, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the Vallis Motor Sport team. This summer she’ll run in South Africa and Brazil with the Challenge Cup Series.

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Mark Pribanic is a vintage car enthusiast who lives in Neptune Beach, Florida. Unlike many car collectors, Mark drives his 1958 Porsche 356 and Brumos Porsche race inspired 1958 VW bus daily. We’re talking over 275,000 miles through 33 states over 19 years of ownership. For over six years he has organized the Bulli Brigade Vintage VW bus event where the mission is to promote and preserve 1967 and earlier split-window VW bus enthusiasts. Mark is an entrepreneur and owns a catering business and when he’s not working you’ll find him at IMSA road races, HSR Road Races, at vintage Porsche events or traveling around the USA in his number 59, Brumos tribute race bus or his 356 Porsche.

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Matt Davies is a Digital Marketing Brand Manager and Social Media Manager and currently acts as the eMarketing Specialist at 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division or AAD for short in Minneapolis, MN. For the past seven years Matt has focused on the automotive aftermarket in the digital marketing space working with multiple brands for the U.S. market. His daily focus is online strategy, content generation, ad placement, and digital program management. Before moving to Minneapolis Matt lived in Asia for over six years as a global sales manager providing him with a worldly perspective on the market. A current event he’s passionate about today is is the 3M Car Guys for United Way where Chip Foose and Barry Meguire, a past Cars Yeah guest, will be on hand along with a multitude of cool rides. The event’s on June 23 and is hosted by the AutoMotorPlex in Minneapolis.

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Jacques Braunstein is a French journalist and author and the former Editor-in-Chief at Technikart. He’s written a novel and two graphic novels including Les Week Ends Du Père Célibataire, Famille, recompose Toi! and Les Week-Ends Pere Celibataire. Jacques also created a documentary film. His latest book, published by Aurum Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group is titled Stars & Cars: Mythical Pairings. Jacques takes us on a celebration of the most unforgettable automotive moments in film, TV, and popular culture. Lavishly illustrated Jacques takes us on a fun ride covering many iconic stars including Steve McQueen, Bond films, Batman, The Blue’s Brothers, James Dean, Paul Newman, and many, many others. Jacques used to drive a Lancia Flavia Coupe by Pinifarina and an Audi Quattro but the Parisian traffic has relegated him to his vintage Dutch motorcycle.

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Nico Wijnberg is Director of International Investment, at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the State of Georgia’s sales and marketing arm. He and his team are responsible for exposing Georgia’s business advantages around the world and providing assistance to expanding companies interested in doing business in Georgia including the automotive industry. Nico has extensive experience in international economics and business and served in the Dutch Federal Department of Economic Development as a specialist in Russia and Central Asia. He recently purchase a car from the BMW factory via their European delivery.

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Chris Collard is the Editor-in-Chief of the Overland Journal, an international Vehicle-dependent adventure magazine. He took a leap toward his passion and left a 17-year position to pursue a career in photojournalism. That was the late 90s and since then he’s published hundreds of articles and thousands of images in over a dozen publications on six continents. He’s traveled the world shooting in the outback of Australia, the Moroccan Sahara, the jungles of Venezuela to the Kalahari Desert. He raced James Garner’s 1970 Oldsmobile 442, the “grabber Olds” with off-road legend Rod Hall and he drove Mark Smith’s original Expedicion de las Americas Jeep CJ-7 across South America just to name a few of his many adventures. In 2013 Chris was inducted in to the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame as a pioneering journalist.

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Ethan Bowers is the Archives Manager at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. While obtaining his MA in History, he was hired as an intern at the ACD Museum, where he discovered a whole new side to cars and their influence on American culture. In 2015, Ethan was hired to head the museum’s new digitization project. Since then he has been immersed in the world of automobiles. He currently manages the museum’s digitization project and cares for its archival collection. Ethan also helps design and install exhibits, contributes to publications, presents at speaking engagements, and assists museum patrons in utilizing the museum’s collection for research.

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Georges Kiener is the Managing Partner at Barnes Swiss Licensing, the entity in charge of developing the BARNES brand and network in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. BARNES is a global luxury real estate services provider throughout the Americas, continental Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific, and the MENA region. BARNES is also a major sponsor of the Concours d’Elegance Suisse that takes place at the Château de Coppet in Switzerland on June 23 to 25, in 2017. Georges who is an avid automotive enthusiast has worked throughout Europe in a variety of business activities and is now based in Geneva Switzerland with BARNES and no doubt you’ll find him on the lawn amidst a wide variety of classic and collectible automobiles at the Concours d’Elegance Suisse.

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