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Kyle McCullough is the Founder and CEO of Vexen Motors in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vexen Motors is an industry disruptor with a mission to dramatically impact the efforts of climate change. Instead of simply reducing carbon emissions, Kyle plans on removing carbon emission from the atmosphere in multiple industries. Specializing in carbon-negative technology, Vexen focus is on renewable energy. Kyle’s mission is to create a vehicle that is carbon negative meaning it actually removes harmful emissions from the atmosphere. His goal is to be a major player in the ecological harmony of our planet. Regular Cars Yeah listeners will remember guest Bruce Dietzen and his company Renew Sports Cars and his vehicle made from cannabis hemp. Kyle is working with Bruce as well.

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Lewis Furguson is the Education Program Director at the World of Speed Museum in Willsonville, Oregon. Regular listeners of Cars Yeah will remember I had David Schaeffer, the museum’s Director and Ron Huegli, the Curator on Cars Yeah in December of 2015. The museum encompasses many aspects of motorsports including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open-wheel cars, NASCAR, and hydroplanes. Lewis oversees the museums programs designed for students. They team up with high schools to teach children the fundamentals of automobiles by allowing them to work on cars. They earn high school and college credits and learn valuable hands-on experience. Lewis’ goal is to introduce the next generation to opportunities in the automotive industry.regon.

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Rick Houston is a veteran journalist with 25 plus years of experience. He’s produced countless bylines for a variety of publications and websites and he’s authored nine books. His latest book, Dale vs Daytona: The Intimidator’s Quest to Win the Great American Race has just been published by Car Tech Books. It’s the detailed chronicled events about Dale Earnhardt’s attempts to win the Daytona 500. Rick has covered NASCAR since 1991 and was the Busch Series editor to NASCAR Winston Cup Scene. Rick’s authored numerous books on NASCAR including NASCARS’s Greatest Race: The 1992 Hooters 500. Rick has a fascination with ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things and has authored books on racing, and the human spaceflight program.

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Murray Smith is the Festival Chairman at the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival that takes place at the historic Lime Rock Park race track in Lakeville, Connecticut during Labor Day weekend. Now in its 35th year, it’s five days of events including a concours, parade, a gathering of the marques, an auction, and vintage racing. This year famed British driver Richard Attwood is the Honored guest for the Historic Festival. Murray was born in Scotland and ran a successful career in advertising helping clients from around the world. His enthusiasm with cars has been life long. He is a member of the BRDC and the RRDC and has raced and rallied in both modern and historic cars around the world. He’s owned numerous historic automobiles including: Porsche RSK, RS60, F2, 917, Maserati 250F Birdcage and 300S and today he drives Morgans, Porsches, and a pre 1930 Austin Seven.

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Tom Cotter is an accomplished author who wrote the icon six-book series on barn finds starting with The Cobra in the Barn. He’s a long time magazine contributor and travels around the country looking for cool cars and writing stories. Michael Alan Ross is an automotive photographer who has taken his passion and love for car design and carved out a career photographing the cars and people that define the industry. His work is featured in a wide range of advertising and editorial in the U.S. and Europe. Tom and Michael have collaborated and created a new book titled Motor City Barn Finds, Detroit’s Lost Collector Cars published by our friends at Motorbooks where Zack Miller runs the company, another past Cars Yeah guest. This isn’t the first time these two have been on a road trip. They have created several other books including Barn Find Road Trip, Rockin' Garages, and Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip.

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Davey Hamilton is a former Indy Car driver and is currently the Sponsorship Director for Calumet Products. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products and fuel products in North America. The company also blends and markets specialty products through its brands including Bel-Ray and Royal Purple. Hamilton has competed in 11 Indianapolis 500s and twice placed second in series points. In 2001, he was involved in a serious accident that sidelined him for several seasons; however in 2007 he was able to return to racing. In 2011 Davey retired from Indy Car driving and later began his career at Calumet. His son, Davey Hamilton Jr., has followed in his father’s footsteps and begun his racing career in Indy Lights and Stadium Super Trucks.

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Dave Friedman is a world-renowned photographer and motion picture still photographer known for his photographs of celebrities, cinema, racing, and classical ballet. In 1962 he became the company photographer for Shelby America capturing some of the biggest icons in racing. He then went on to work on the Ford Le Mans racing program in 1966. His first venture in to motion pictures was working on the movie The Sound of Music. He went on to work on movies including Doctor Doolittle, The Sand Pebbles, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hello Dolly, and Tora! Tora! Tora! Dave has captured many of the major stars in motion pictures and television and in 1986 he was the first and only Still Photographer to be voted in to the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. He’s authored or co-authored over 30 books on motor sports and recently completed a book for Warner Bros titled Enter The Dragon.

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Jim Edlund and his wife Chris are the Co-Founders of the Danville d’Elegance  and its Foundation. The Foundation was started over 14 years ago and has raised over 3.5 million dollars for Parkinson’s research and patient care. Jim has been involved with the Danville d’Elegance since creating the Foundation and the concours takes place every year in September in Danville, California. The event includes the concours, a Tour d’Elegance, a Gala dinner, and more. Jim is a senior coach for Hooked on Driving where he works with past Cars Yeah guest David Ray Jim and Chris own their own business, Christe James Jewelers, in Danville, California.

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Pilar LeMay is the Operations Manager for LeMay Clean, a new car care company she and her husband, Eric LeMay recently launched. Pilar is an east coast native, growing up in Clifton, New Jersey who graduated from Emerson College in Boston. She met Eric at Emerson and they have been married for 21 years. Early in her career she focused on television communications and writing. She then spent 15 years volunteering at libraries and one of her current roles is managing the LeMay Family Collection’s library at their Marymount car museum in Washington State. You’ll recognize the LeMay name as it relates to the late Harold LeMay who once had the largest car collection in the world. Eric LeMay has been a past guest on Cars Yeah. Part of today’s talk on Cars Yeah will focus on being the spouse of a car fanatic, especially one whose name is LeMay.

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Rich MacDonald is involved in sales and promotions at Hillbank/Superformance in Irvine, California. There they build continuation models of the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, Caterham, and the Corvette Gran Sport. You can walk in and purchase a new car or have them build one to your exacting specifications. Rich’s father Dave MacDonald raced Cobras to many victories in the 1960s so Rich feels right at home representing these iconic sports cars at Superformance.

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