Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Thomas Bryant spent 36 years working at Bond-Parkhurst/CBS/Hachette as an editor in various positions. He started as a junior editorial assistant on the magazine Pickup, Van & 4WD that was getting started in 1972. Thomas later moved to Road & Track as an Associate Editor, and then in 1986 he became the Editor of Road & Track Specials—magazines that focused on exotic cars from around the world. Two years later he was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track magazine where he had always longed to be. Thomas remained in that position for 20 years, until his retirement in the summer of 2008.

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Scott Jacobs is an artist whose passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles is reflected in his paintings. Whether it’s a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a classic car, a fine bottle of wine or a delicate flower, Scott’s attention to detail supersedes all expectation. Every detail is perfection, right down to the reflections within reflections. Scott was the first artist to be officially licensed by Harley Davidson. His work has been featured in VQ Magazine, American Iron, Art Business News, Easy Rider Magazine, Airbrush Action Magazine as well as a host of other publications. His work is commissioned and collected by celebrities, he’s painted numerous portraits, and his work appears in galleries and collections around the world.

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Shinoo Mapleton grew up in Detroit and admits his first memory is looking out at cars from his preschool window.  He started Sector111 in 2003 and operates in Temecula California. It is a company focused on lightweight sports cars including Lotus, Ariel Atom, Briggs Automotive Company and Alfa Romeo.  He is a lifelong auto fanatic and earned a mechanical engineering degree at GMI-Engineering Management Institute (now Kettering University). He started in the industry in 1985 working at Pontiac Fiero Assembly and then he move onto 3M Automotive.  and continues to chase his automotive dreams.

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Chris Powell is the owner of Chris’s German Auto Service in Bellevue Washington. He’s run his shop for over 31 years caring for Porsche automobiles. Chris spent some of his early years in racing with Bruce Leven and Bayside Racing and he got his hands on some very serious Porsche race cars including: the RSR, 934, 935, 924, GTR, Lola Porsche, and the 962. The team ran at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring and they won at Sebring in 1981. Chris is on the Porsche Club of America’s National Technical Committee and enjoys helping Club members with their cars and technical challenges.

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After twenty-five years as an award winning historic race car competitor, mechanic, and preparation shop owner, Peter Krause shifted gears to rev up a new career utilizing the latest GPS and high definition video equipment to quantify racing driver performance. This intersection of this technology, coupled with Krause's intimate knowledge of the psychology, art and science of "going fast," propelled him into the top tier of driver coaches, perhaps more accurately, driver performance analysts, in North America. Peter maintains a 1,200 square foot learning facility at Virginia International Raceway, complete with simulators to "virtually coach" and plasmas on the wall to review data and video.

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Bruce Canepa is the Founder and CEO of Canepa Motor Company and Concept Transporters in Scotts Valley, California. Bruce is passionately involved in all aspects of his companies from vehicle design and development to historic and collector cars sales, restoration, and racing. His company is renown for expertly combining sophisticated design and superb craftsmanship in new vehicles and Pebble Beach level restorations on collector cars, vintage racecars, hot rods, luxury cars, motorcycles, SUVs, you name it. The automotive projects that come out of his companies are recognized as the best of the best. Bruce has raced in all sorts of cars over the years and today runs in most of the premier historic events around the world.

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The name “Big Daddy” Don Garlits is synonymous with drag racing. Don’s been dubbed the “King of the Dragsters” and is the patriarch of Top Fuel Drag Racing. His 17 World Championship titles and racing milestones are so numerous it would take me this entire show to list them all. Don’s won the prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals a record 8 times and he’s raced for over four decades. His famous Swamp Rat series of 34 hand fabricated black race cars carried him to 144 national event wins. Today Don is the CEO of the Garlits Auto Museum in Ocala, Florida. The museum is a treasure trove of drag racing history and a destination for every fan to experience. The fastest Don's ever gone in a dragster? 323.04 mph in Swamp Rat 34 at the 2003 Gator Nationals. That's a quarter mile in 4.72 seconds!

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John Wright is from Waterloo, Ontario. He is a journalist who writes stories about cars, racing, and people in racing. He writes for Vintage Race Cars, Victory Lane, and the Canadian publication Old Autos. He did some racing in a Formula Vee and then a race prepared MGB.

 

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Danny Thompson comes from a family whose name is synonymous with speed. His father, Micky Thompson, is the famed driver and innovator of the Challenger, a man who broke land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Step by step, Danny Thompson has maintained and expanded his family’s celebrated history in motor sports. Danny raced motocross winning his first 18 races. He then moved on to raing cars in the Formula Atlantic Series, Supervees, and CRA Sprint Cars. He won the opening night of the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Grand Prix and drove for Chevrolet as a factory driver. He’s served as the President of the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group and later as a consultant to entertainment, promotional, and safety firms.

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Jim Kearney operates KDD, Kearney Driver Development. He is a driving coach who’s mission is to help drivers become faster, more consistent, and competitive. He spent 32 years racing in Formula Vee, Formula ford, F2000 and SSC. He is a four-time SCCA Northeast Division FVee Champion with numerous top ten finishes. He’s a published writer with his words appearing in Sports Car magazine and Speed Secrets Weekly to name a few. Jim’s Napkin Manifesto, “Little Things Do Add Up.” Is a testament to Jim’s philosophy about driving fast and tuning the helmet, not engineering the race car. As drivers gain confidence, performance rises and happy drivers go faster.

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