Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Tom Long is the CEO of Acme Trading company, an agent of Amalgam, Fine Model Cars. Every Amalgam model is made entirely by hand from over 2,000 parts. The process of developing each model and creating the master patterns take at least 3,000 man-hours. Each part is extremely accurate to the real car and in total the time taken to machine, cast, hand fettle, paint, polish, and assemble each model is in excess of 350 hours of highly skilled work. Each model is custom built for it’s new owner to his or her exacting specifications.

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Matteo Panini is the President of iXOOST in Modena Italy where he was born. He studied economics at the University and his secondary schooling was in Maranello at the Ferrari Institute. At IXOOST he designs and builds unique automotive exhaust systems that are audio docks and stereo speakers using real F1 exhausts as acoustic chambers. His works of art are customized for his customers and are far more than a simple audio dock. They connect the engine sounds of an F1 racecar with music and art. The parts come from the same suppliers that build for F1. Each piece is completely unique and customized for his customers, all hand made in Italy.

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Steve Dorsey has been a professional auctioneer for over twenty years. He got his start in 1988 with Pacific Northwest-based Silver Auctions in the collector car auction business. As a licensed real estate broker, working with two of the largest real estate auctioneering firms in the business - Auction.com and the Kennedy-Wilson Group. At SR Dorsey Auctioneering he and his auctioneering crew are the premier auctioneering team on Portland's fundraising circuit and they have helped to raise tens of millions of dollars throughout the state of Oregon. His work takes him throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and Las Vegas; as far as New York and even Canada.

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Steward Codling has been working in the automotive and motorsports field for over 17 years as a journalist and broadcaster. He is the Executive Editor of Autosport andF1 Racing magazines. Some of his past roles were working at Motor Sport, Evo, Octane, and Redline magazines as well. He handled PR for the first year of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race series and he drove the pace car at Spa-Francorchamps! His current project includes the book Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years where he teamed up with fellow Cars Yeah guest and photographer James Mann and Zak Miller at Motorbooks.

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James Mann is a professional photographer but first he’s a dyed-in-the-wool car and motorcycle nut. He lives in Dorset, in the United Kingdom, and travels around the world photographing people, landscapes, and his favorite subjects, cars and motorcycles. His images have appeared in over 50 books, hundreds of magazines and his latest works is a marvelous book titled Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years. James has participated in classic saloon car racing and classic rallies and enjoys time in his shop with his Austin Healey 3000 and a 1965 Triumph T100SC motorcycle.

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Keith Collins is a Los Angeles-based artist and designer who has been creating handmade tapestries for over five decades. His works include interior rugs for residences and businesses, custom car mats, and original wall hangings and paintings. His creations include a selection of wall tapestries consisting of more than 100 colors of mixed media. Through a labor intensive-process, and sewn with vintage sewing machines, Keith’s tapestries are incredible paintings created in fabric. His art hangs in private homes, garages, shops, and collections around the world. Prized for their uncompromising craftsmanship and photographic like quality, you have to see his work in person to believe what he creates.

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Lyn St. James has raced cars for over 40 years. She was the 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, has victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Watkins Glen, Elkhart Lake and set closed course speed records of over 225 mph. She’s an author, a motivational speaker, and was named by Sports Illustrated for Women, One of the Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century. She founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation and her legacy is one of inspiration, encouragement, perseverance, and commitment to excellence. Lyn is most certainly a lady who has changed the world, not only for women but anyone who strives to succeed.

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Charles Baer is the the Founder and President at CAVOQ where the mantra is Drive Everything. It’s a place where automotive enthusiasts have access to the most discerning driving experiences possible. His career history included 9 years at Honda Motors in their R&D accessory division and then he spent time at Paccar in their Kenworth design studio. He earned his masters degree at the Foster School of Business and is taking his years of experience and passion for automobiles in to the startup world where at CAVOQ he will provide memberships that offer short term leases to members who want to experience different marques so they can “Drive Everything”.

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John Borchelt is the founder and president of MAcarbon Inc. MAcarbon specializes in the manufacturing of carbon fiber interior components for high-end and exotic automobiles. MAcarbon has the most extensive carbon product line for Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Lamborghini. They are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with their production workshops in Canada and Belgium. Their website is an example of cutting edge design with configurators that allow customers to visualize their vehicle designs while choosing how to customize their special vehicles.

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Arvind Jain is the Co-founder and President of SHIFTMobilitySHIFTMobility's innovative All-In-One platform for the auto industry underpins all of its technologies and is unique in its ability to vertically integrate manufacturers, distributors, and repair centers through any mobile device – revolutionizing the way businesses collaborate and grow. Gone are the days of separate systems for each business need. SHIFTMobility brings it all together by combining the benefits of connectivity over a common platform with mobile optimization. For manufacturers, this means insight into worldwide parts failures and the ability to quickly act on them. Distributors, on the other hand, can reduce return rates by ensuring that parts are region-tailored and orders accurate with in-depth visibility into real time demand and services performed. And of course repair centers, who can now manage their business and grow easier than every before.

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