Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Lisa Noble is the President of the Sports Car Club of America, better known as the SCCA. She has been a nationally licensed motorsports driver since 1992 and in addition to her passion for motorsports she is an artist and a sculpture. She’s on the board of trustees for the Motorsports Hall of Fame and in 2014 she was recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation and given their award for cultural change in the motorsports world. She’s also won the SCCA historic Kimberly Cup, held multiple track records at Sebring, Hallett, and Heartland Park and she was the first woman to earn a national race win in a Formula Vee.

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Patrick Foster is one of America’s best-known automotive journalists. He has been writing for more than 25 years and is a dedicated historian and author with a broad experience in the automotive industry. His work has appeared in numerous automotive magazines and he has regular columns in Hemmings Classic Car and Old Cars Weekly. Patrick has written 17 books about the American automobile and has two new books coming out this year titled, George Romney-An American Life and The History of International Harvester Trucks. He’s won numerous awards and was honored with the Lee Iacocca Award for excellence in automotive writing.

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Dennis Palatov is the owner of Palatov Motorsport, founded in 2008 and operating in Portland, Oregon. Their he and his talented team design, manufacture, and market lightweight high performance vehicles, parts, and accessories primarily targeted at recreational track day and street use. His company philosophy focuses on innovative, lean, and efficient design coupled with an excess of power and performance.

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Klaus Schnitzer is an internationally renowned automotive photographer and writer. He is a professor in the department of art and design at Montclair state university and is the director of the photography program. Assignments take him all over the world and have resulted in books, feature articles and more than 110 cover photographs for national and international publications. His work can be found in numerous private collections as well as the Museum of Modern Art and numerous other museums around the world. His name appears on the mastheads of Bimmer, Roundel and Sports Car International magazines along with many other worldwide publications, advertisements, and commercial accounts.

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Rob Ida owns Rob Ida Concepts in Morganville New Jersey. His family history and involvement around cars goes back to his grandfather Joe Ida who opened a Tucker dealership in Brooklyn New York. His father Bob was a hot rod and racecar builder. Today, Rob and his talented team can build you the car of your dreams and he is a national award winning custom car designer and builder. They provide full design and creation of one-of-a-kind vehicles, modified automobiles, and customs. They specialize in American cars from the 30s to the 70s and their current Tucker Torpedo project, a car that has never been built but was presented to Preston Tucker when he built his first car.

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Bruce Meyer is a life long classic car enthusiast and one of the most vocal ambassadors of the collector-car hobby. He has built a world-class collection of important motor vehicles, he is a racer holding several records and an inspiring philanthropist. As an active participant he enjoys driving in events around the world and serves on the board of many museums including the Nethercutt Collection, the Petersen Automotive Museum, The Mullin Automotive Museum and the LeMay Museum. He is the founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and their Checkered Flag 200 group. Bruce is a serious cheerleader for the car hobby and industry.

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John Light is the Powersports Division Manager at Evans Cooling. Evans is a company his father Thomas and uncle Jack started over 25 years ago. They develop, manufacture, and sell waterless coolants for all kinds of combustion engines and they work with some of the biggest automotive companies and names in auto racing. Their products solve cooling problems, reduce maintenance costs and can reduce fuel consumption and emissions and they eliminate the need for disposal of harmful contaminants.

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Toby Peterson owns DeLorean Motor Company Northwest, a full-service shop that has a franchise affiliation with DeLorean Motor Company.  In business since 2007 and located in Bellevue, Washington he also services other classic exotics including Lotus, Ferrari, and Porsche.  He and his wife also own an online DeLorean parts sales and development business called DeLorean Parts Northwest.  Toby has owned the same DeLorean for 27 years and is active in the Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club. Toby’s goal is to help DeLorean owners in the region to keep their cars in good shape and continue “living the dream

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Harrod Blank is one of the key figures behind the art car movement in the US. His website Art Car Agency is a place to find the most unusual automobiles ever created. He has designed and built several of his own art cars using a hodgepodge of found objects. The Camera Van (above) is covered in 2,750 cameras of which ten function. A VW Bug based oh My God! Car that has to be seen, to be believed. Then there is Pico De Gallo, an interactive VW music mobile. Harrod has created 3 documentary films, all broadcast on TV: Wild Wheels, Driving the Dream, and Automorphosis, as well as two books featuring his photography, Wild Wheels and Art Cars.  He is currently working on a film and book project on the Burning Man arts festival, in addition to creating the Art Car World museum in Douglas, Arizona.

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Zack Miller is the publisher of Motorbooks. It has been a wonderful source for the worlds best transportation books for almost 50 years. Founded in 1965 as Classic Motorbooks the company has published many of their own titles and has teamed with most of the biggest names in the industry over the years embracing the automotive enthusiasts lifestyle. Since joining the company in the early 1990s, Zack has held a variety of positions at Motorbooks and he authored the book Illustrated Vincent Buyer’s Guide. An automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts since childhood, Zack has a particular weakness for motorcycles, especially bikes hailing from Italy.

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