Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Stacy Pucket is the Specialist Operations Manager at RM Auctions in Ontario, Canada.  As a graduate of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, she didn’t plan on a career in the classic car hobby. But after a lifetime of attending car shows with her parents, it wasn’t until she purchased a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 that the car bug bit her. Instead of grad school she went to the acclaimed McPherson College and received a degree in auto restoration. She trained as an apprentice mechanic with Mercedes-Benz at their Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany. From there she spent time at the LeMay Museum and then five years as a Resource and Research Manager at the acclaimed Paul Russell and Company. There she worked on many different prestigious vehicle restorations including the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Sautchik Torpedo that became the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show winner.  Stacy has also been a judge at the Greenwich, Barrington, Misselwood and Radnor Hunt concours. Now at RM Auctions Stacy gets to play with some of the finest motorcars in the world. 

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Joe Kyte is owner of Topiary Joe. He is a very unique, topiary sculpture artist who creates living garden sculptures.  Now I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t this Cars Yeah, Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts? Entrepreneurs who have figured out how to make a living around their passion for cars? Yes, you’re in the right place. Joe, is an automotive enthusiast through and through, who in many cases has figured out how to combine his passion for cars in to the creative living sculptures he creates for clients around the world. If you want a full size Ferrari F1, a vintage Bugatti or a Porsche in your garden, Joe will make it happen. Want a Ferrari prancing stallion or the hood ornament off a Jaguar? Joe can do that too.  Of course if you like full size elephants, dinosaurs, or anything your imagination can come up with, Joe is your guy. He’s figured out how to combine his passion for cars, gardens, sculpture and more in to a thriving entrepreneurial business that makes people smile.

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David Dickinson is the Creator and Editor of The Old Car Nut Book series. David has had a wide variety of careers, including military service, Real Estate, Investment Banking, and automotive sales that included most aspects in new car dealerships and then as the General Manager of a classic car dealership. More recently, as a consultant to individuals selling their own late model and classic cars, he has helped For Sale By Owners sell their cars for top dollar, using his proven methods as FSBO Auto Advisor.

In his latest adventure into publishing, The Old Car Nut Book series is David’s way of providing an opportunity for people to share those stories that usually don’t get told other than behind the bumper of a car at a car show or in the confines of a shop. It is also his way of reaching out to young people beginning their journeys in life and finding something fun and worthwhile to focus on. David believes it’s important for younger generations to know where the older generations of the car hobby came from in the hope that they too might be inspired by all of the old iron that we cherish so much. What better way than through stories from the people that created the old car hobby that we know today.

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Terry Karges is the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

In his first year at the Petersen, Terry introduced vault tours, monthly cruise-ins, adult education programs, movie nights and specialty car events. He has helped to increase overall attendance, creating new events that engage the people of Los Angeles and the global automotive community.

Before joining the Petersen, Terry was a senior manager in automotive OEM, motorsports and theme park entertainment divisions, including Disneyland, Marine World and Sea World. His leadership background with automotive manufacturing firms includes Roush Performance, where he spent 17 years helping grow the company into the largest specialty high performance car brand in the world. There he also managed sales, advertising, new media, web development and vehicle packaging.  Prior to Roush, Terry enjoyed ownership of Karges Sport where he emphasized motorsports marketing and ran his own race team.

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In words and pictures, veteran motorsports journalist Pete Lyons has spent decades covering races all over the world, including classics such as North America’s original “unlimited” Can-Am series, Formula 1 Grand Prix from Argentina to Watkins Glen, and sports car enduros at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. Assignments have taken him to Mexico’s Baja 1000, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Kenya’s Safari Rally and numerous other events.

Pete is a former editor of RACECAR magazine, and he has contributed to numerous enthusiast publications, including Autosport, AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Road & Track, and many more. The author of 12 books published to date, with two more underway, Lyons has won several prestigious honors, including the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor Award (twice) and the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy Award. In 2011 he gained the International Automotive Media Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Along with his most recent books, including the upcoming “Riverside International Raceway” photo history, plus his annual calendar and a DVD, the extensive archive of racing photography by Pete and his late father, Ozzie Lyons, can be seen at petelyons.com

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Lance Lambert is the executive producer and host of televisions Vintage Vehicle Show that appears weekly on 101 TV stations and 27 foreign markets and has aired over 450 episodes.  He’s an author of the automotive book Fenders, Fins & Friends: Confessions of a Car Guy and staff columnist for Garage Style Magazine, Journal Newspapers, Collector Cars and Hotrodhotline.com.  He’s a recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award, an inductee to the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame and the producer of 12 automotive topic DVDs with sales of over 260,000 pieces.  He’s owned over 40 vintage vehicles of all marques and has performed on stage hundreds of times at various events and comedy clubs including Comedy Central.  Frequently asked to utilize his talents as an emcee at concours events and as an auctioneer Lance has motor oil in his veins.

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Michael Keyser operates Autosports Marketing Associates in Butler, Maryland. In 1969 he became interested in motor racing and for the next decade he was a photographer, filmmaker, and he won the 12 hours of Sebring as a driver in 1976 with Al Holbert. His book and film The Speed Merchants is a classic along with A French Kiss With Death – Steve McQueen and the Making of Le Mans which he co-wrote. Michael has edited and produced numerous automotive books, film essays and his current project, Eighty Four Hours of Endurance – Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen 1970 & 1971 is now available.  You will discover a wonderful collection of vintage racing posters, DVDs, and books on his website www.autosportsltd.com

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David Ryan has been a coachbuilder and metal shaper for over 28 years.  Before opening his own shop outside of Calgery, near Crossfield, Alberta, he spent time creating and restoring magnificent automobiles including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Morgan and Hudson. He spent ten years at the acclaimed RM Classic Cars as one of three coachbuilders and metal shapers. David worked on both European and American marques that went on to become Best in Class or Best in Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He was on the team that restored the 2006 Best of Show winner, a 1931 Daimler Double Six 50.  He is a mentor and teacher to young automotive tradespeople in Western Canada.

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Don Byars is the owner of Full Throttle Panteras in Lake Elsinore California.  He started working on Panteras in his dad’s driveway way back in 1983.  In 1998 when he founded Precision Pro-Formance in Brea, California they provided full service and parts.  In 2010 he moved to Lake Elsinore and Full Throttle Panteras was born.  Over the past 30 years Don has rebuilt and restored hundreds of DeTomaso Panteras – earning a reputation for his unwavering attention to detail and his full-throttle commitment to Pantera perfection.  Don’s absolute and unequaled knowledge of the DeTomaso Pantera has won his clients many coveted and prestigious awards including trophies at Concorso Italiano in Monterey California. 

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Tony’s passion for automobiles officially began at age 9 when he got his first motorcycle.  This led to an infatuation with all things mechanical.  He got his first car at age 15, and learned to paint automobiles at age 19.  Since then, Tony has focused on automotive body and framework restoration.  He has managed and co-owned a body shop, worked in pro racing as a crew chief and team manager in the Toyota Atlantic Series, and raced go-carts and motorcycles.  Today Tony has a shop in my hometown of San Clemente where he specialize in Porsche restorations.

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