Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Byron Sandborn has been a BMW Club member for over 41 years after attending their driving school at Seattle International Speedway. After that experience Byron was hooked on driving at speed. He autocrossed and then raced in ICSCC and SCCA events winning championships in 1987 and 1988. After being invited to drive a friend’s Shelby King Cobra in a vintage race, a friendship at the track with another vintage racer was formed when he helped with their Elva Mk 7. That friendship lead to a career move to Vintage Racing Motors. Byron’s been a key part of VRM for over 25 years as a mechanic, restorer, manager, and a driver. He’s raced over 175 different cars at over 35 different racetracks around the world. And yes, that's a Lazy Boy recliner that Byron built in to a drivable racer.

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Dennis Simon began his career as a fashion illustrator after graduating from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1969. He later worked as an art director in an ad agency and then as a full-time freelancer. In 1986 and 1987 Denis designed the exhibit system for the Collier Automotive Museum in Naples, Florida, providing an ideal opportunity for him to combine his skills in exhibit design with his longstanding interest in vintage automobiles. His interest in cars has been life long. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books, and on many event posters. Through his imagery and design, his goal has been to bring back the missing elements of style, romance, and panache that so characterized an earlier part of this automotive age.

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Pete Vack is a writer, a book author, an editor, and a publisher who has had hundreds of articles published in magazines such as Road & Track, Automobile Quarterly, AutoWeek, Vintage Motorsport, and Sports Cars International.  He is the author of two best-selling books and has owned a long list of classic cars. Pete has raced vintage Alfas, he worked for Ferrari of Washington as a mechanic. He co-established the first print on demand automobile publishing house, and fourteen years ago, established the Italian and French online magazine VeloceToday.com. And all this in his spare time while working as a network engineer for AT&T and Tellabs and raising his family.

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Alois Ruf is a legend in the world of unique, tuned Porsche automobiles. Founded in 1939 in Pfaffenhausen, Germany by his father Alois Ruf Sr, Ruf Automobile is officially recognized as a manufacturer by the German government. When Alois Jr. was only 24 years old he took control of the company and focused on his passion for Porsche. And in 1975 the first Ruf-enhanced Porsche came to life. In 1987 the record breaking Yellowbird exploded on to the automotive scene. Ruf Automobiles has been designing, engineering, and building its own unique automobiles for customers around the world. In addition to their breathtaking cars of today, including the CTR3, Rt12R, 3800 S, and Rt 35S , Ruf restores and maintains classic Porsche cars. There are no limits to the world of Ruf.

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Justin Wilson is the General Manager at Cantrell Motorsports in Bellevue Washington.  He’s been racing since his teenage years and has worked as a logistics supervisor and support manager for teams and collectors. At Cantrell Motorsports he works with a talented team that provides world class automotive products, fabrication, service, and trackside support for serious motoring enthusiasts. Their new facility is state of the art and provides customers with full service for European and domestic sports cars. They also support client with car sales including pre-sale prep and PPI services.

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Keith Oster is a lifelong car guy, whose first word was "truck".  He’s one of the fortunate few who is proud to be making his hobby a business by helping to build Vintage Wheels.com a classic car search engine. At Vintage Wheels, Keith focuses on growing the business by attracting users and developing product improvements. Although Porsches are his first love, Keith is truly a fan of anything with a motor, from VW Syncros to Buick Grand Nationals. He travels to car events around the country, from Pikes Peak to Pebble Beach, and enjoys meeting auto enthusiasts everywhere he goes.

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Max Banks joined Alfaholics in July 2004 after graduating from the law department at Bristol University.  He is the director of Sales & Product Development when he’s not on the track racing Alfas. He’s also responsible for the preparation and on going development of the Alfaholics 2.0 Sprint GT race car and he’s in charge of building the Alfaholics FIA 1600 GT race car. Max is joined by his brother Andrew and his father Richard who started his passion for 105 series Alfas in 1975. Together they provide parts, advice, and service to Alfaholics around the world. They also buy, sell, build, restore, and maintain Alfa Romeos for their own collection and their client’s enjoyment.

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Rich Doucette is the Founding Chairman of The Boston Cup Classic Car Show. Along with a group of automotive enthusiasts, he and his team stepped up when their local concours event came to an end an in 2012 the inaugural Boston Cup Classic Car Show was launched.  Their event takes place every September in The Boston Common. Rich is an active member of the collector car community, judging Concours events and restoring classic automobiles. He serves on the boards of the Mercedes Benz Club of America Minuteman Chapter, the Classic Car Club of America, New England Region, and the Antique Automobile Club of America Beanpot Chapter.

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For over 25 years, Ed Justice has been the President and CEO of Justice Brothers, Inc., a legendary international manufacturer and distributor of lubricants, additives and cleaners founded by his father, Ed and Uncles Gus and Zeke. Many of us are familiar with the “glory days” of auto racing, but few have lived the experience as Ed Justice, Jr. has. At the age 44; he became one of the youngest to be inducted into the "Old Timers Club" at The Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway.  Ed is the award winning host of the ROAD & TRACK radio show. He’s been awarded the prestigious Motor Press Guild (MPG) “Dean Batchelor Best of the Year” award and the International Automotive Media Awards, including a Gold Medal. Ed has also been on numerous radio and television shows and master of ceremonies at countless events. There’s simply not enough time to tell his whole story but today on Cars Yeah he’ll share some of his amazing history with us.

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Magnus Walker’s love affair with Porsche began when he was 10 years old during a trip to the 1977 London Motor Show. He wrote to the Porsche factory and their response was, “Give us a call when you are older.” He did, but more about that later. In 1986 at the age of 19 he moved to Los Angeles and started his own line of clothing. That led to the acquisition of a warehouse in L.A., his firs Porsche, club racing and an ever-expanding collection of vintage Porsches. His builds started gaining attention and when he produced the video Urban Outlaw things really started to accelerate. Magnus is not your stereotypical Porsche owner and there’s nothing typical about Magnus. You never know where he will be next.

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