Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Yahn Janou is a fine artist who lives in Paris, France. He graduated in 1992 from Art Center College of Design with a degree in automobile design. Since 1993 he paints exclusively racing cars and racing scenes aiming to capture the excitement of the pits, qualifying and to convey the exuberance of teams and the intensity of the connection between man and machine. His paintings portray power, speed, technology, elegance, and the unique. He exhibits throughout Europe and the United states and has created posters for racing venues including The 24 Hours of Le mans as well as works for major automobile manufacturers.

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Toto Lassally is the CEO of Speedcom Communications, established in 1996, with offices in Florida and Spain. They are one of the worlds most recognized names in communications equipment for the motorsports industry. They provide racers and teams with state of the art products and accessories. In 2005 Speedcom became the official communications equipment supplier to Grand Am and today they also supply the Creventic International 24 Hours series. Toto is an active racer and holds many victories including the 24 Hours of Dubai and Barcelona and multiple podium finishes around the world. His latest venture with veteran racer Juan Carlos Leroux, is Roux Helmets with their innovative proprietary designs for comfort and safety.

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David Snyder is a fine artist who started drawing cars, airplanes, and trains at the age of six. He graduated from the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, Ohio and had a successful career in advertising as a designer, art director, and illustrator. His drawings and paintings portray memories of growing up with cars from the 50s through the American muscle car era. He’s known for his fine details of the periods he paints down to the signage, oil cans, and garage bays. He has self-published over 120 limited edition prints and his work has earned him numerous awards and hangs in prestigious private and corporate collections.

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Michael Stahlschmidt is the founder and current lead partner at Sideline Sports Photography. His work as a sports photographer has him traveling over 300 days per year, through over 15 countries and 35 plus states. Michael has covered racing series including Formula One, DTM, IMSA, WEC and Pirelli World Challenge. Sideline Sports Photography’s semi truck based mobile production and display vehicles debuted in 2001 and created the niche of onsite production, display and sales of imagery. He shoots for major corporations including Audi, Mazda, Momo, Spyder, Sonic Tools, and others, in addition to supplying Automobile, Motor Trend and Road & Track magazines.   Michael has worked as an official White House Press photographer and he is also the Official Photographer for the US Nationals and Olympic Soccer Teams Players Association, having photographed the last nine World Cups and past five Olympic games. In 2016, Michael will cover the entire IMSA calendar, as well as the 2016 Rio Olympic games.

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Tim Howe is the inventor and owner of Tire Wedgee. It’s an innovative solution to a nagging challenge for anyone who has ever washed their vehicle. Form follows function in the simplicity of his design of a product that stops your water hose from getting stuck under a tire while you are cleaning your vehicle. Tim designed this new product and is bringing it to market to help car lovers like you and me by making the washing and detailing experience much more fun.

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Winston Goodfellow is an award-winning automotive writer and photographer. Over the past twenty years his words and photos have been seen in more than 60 publications on several continents, and he has authored 14 books and private commission monographs. His last book, the critically acclaimed Ferrari Hypercars, was voted 2014's "Book of the Year" at the 24th annual International Automotive Media Competition. Winston has been a Chief Class Judge or Class Judge at many of the world's top concours including Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este in Italy. He has also advised numerous automotive collectors on the purchase or selling of their cars, and provided guidance on their collections.

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Egidio Reali is the Founder of MR Collection Models, located in Gerenzano, Italy near Lake Como. He started the company in 1988 at the age of 22. They produce exquisite hand built model cars in 1:43 and 1:18 scales. Their models are prized by collectors around the world and they have participated in the launch of new models by Lamborghini and Ferrari. Their brand has become a cult name among model car fans and they hold license agreement with the most prestigious automotive manufacturer around the world. His models are made facing the same ciritcal issues that major automotive groups face, just at a different scale.

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Baer Connard is the owner of ACE Performance a Massachusetts based Ariel Atom dealer and European car performance and service facility. Advanced Concepts Engineering, known as ACE Performance began as a vision to push the envelope in design and maintenance of unique, performance-oriented cars. They help owners of race cars, tuner cars, and daily drivers perform better, go faster, and be safer. In 2016 ACE Performance will join forces with Thompson Motor Speedway to run a North East Spec Race Atom series combining his passion and business selling and servicing the unique Ariel Atom car on the race track.

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Marty Fiolka is the President of The Rennsport Group PR and Marketing agency that he founded in 1995. His clients include Nissan, Infinite, Exxon, and Mitsubishi, to name just a few. He is the authoritative off-road racing historian, industry spokesperson, and author. He was inducted in to the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2014. Marty’s a seasoned off-road racer and has competed in many desert and short-course events, including 15 Baja 1000s. Marty just completed a new documentary film titled Baja Social Club and he just published a 532 page history book on McMillin Racing entitled Big Blue M the McMillin Racing Story.

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Rhonda Cahill works with her husband Scott at Expedition Overland, an adventure travel show that is sponsored by Toyota and General Tire. She competes and navigates with teammate Rachelle Croft in the Rallye Aiche des Gazelles in Morocco. Her racing team, Xelles Racing, competes in the longest, most difficult, all female off-road rally in the world. She races to bring awareness to sexual abuse with a mission to inspire women around the world with one simple message:  "You Are Loved." 

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Rachelle Croft, above at left, works with her husband Clay at Expedition Overland where she competes and drives in the Rallye Aïche des Gazelles in Morocco. Her racing team, Xelles Racing, competes in the longest, most difficult, all female off-road rally in the world. She and her teammate, Rhonda Cahill, partnered with Voice Today in 2014 to bring awareness and a voice to sexual abuse. In 2015, they again took to their mission to inspire women around the world with one simple message: You are loved.”

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Leslie Keno is the Co-CEO of the Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions. Rolling Sculpture, The New York City Auction is their inaugural event that takes place on November 19 at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City. Leslie and his brother Leigh are internationally recognized experts in their field. You’ll recognize them from their years on the TV show Antiques Road Show. These identical twins are bringing their expertise from decades of work in the arts and antiques world to the collector automobile world. Leslie spent over 30 years at Sotheby’s and has judged at events including Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance plus he speaks at classic car symposiums across the country advising collectors and institutions. Leslie has restored, raced, and collected historic cars throughout his life and served on numerous boards and committees.

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Leigh Keno is the Co-CEO of the Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions. Rolling Sculpture, The New York City Auction is their inaugural event that takes place on November 19 at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City. Leigh and his brother Leslie are internationally recognized experts in their field. You’ll recognize them from their years on the TV show Antiques Road Show. These identical twins are bringing their expertise from decades of work in the arts and antiques world to the collector automobile world. They judge at events including Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and speak at classic car symposiums across the country advising collectors and institutions. Leigh has restored, raced, and collected historic cars throughout his life and served on numerous boards along with authoring books and articles.

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Bradley Farrell is the Chief Operating Officer and Technology Director for the Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions, Rolling Sculpture The New York City Auction. The inaugural event takes place on November 19 at Skylight Clarkson Square in New York City. His background is in the digital marketing and technology and he’s created a proprietary multi-media experience unlike any other for the Keno Brothers Auction. This event will offer bidders a live, on-line bidding opportunity that is unique to auctions. Bradley has been a car collector for years and especially enjoys the hunt for barn finds. You may have enjoyed his Jaguar on display at The Quail last summer.

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Wayne Dempsey is the President of Pelican Parts located in Harbor City, California. Wayne started the company in 1997 with a goal to provide affordable European parts and accessories to enthusiasts worldwide. Wayne is a veteran Porsche enthusiast but his companies merchandise isn’t limited to Porsche. He offers parts and accessories for BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, Saab, Volvo, Mini and more. His on-line forum is well known in the automotive world as a knowledgeable place for answers to your automotive questions. Wayne’s goal is to provide parts to weekend warriors who strive to keep their cars looking and running well.

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Arie Luyendyk, Jr. is a race car driver who has an Indianapolis 500 start to his credit and has competed in four seasons of Indy Lights. He was named the most popular driver for four consecutive years and has competed in sports car racing, driving a Daytona Prototype in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the GT2 class in the 12 Hours of Sebring. He’s competed in of-road racing in Stadium Super Trucks and he owns and operates his own team in the TORC Series driving a PRO 2 class, sponsored by Hostile Wheels, having recently grabbing a Bronze at X Games in the off-road truck discipline. His father is two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk who has also been a guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Aaron Warkentin is the Curator at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum located in Auburn, Indiana. There he and his team care for over 120 automobiles and related artifacts. The building itself is a piece of history as it was the headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company from 1930 to 1936. Aaron’s previous careers include the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas and the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. His passion for all things mechanical and how their technologies affected social history culminate in his work at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.

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Nicole Meguiar Northcote is the Founder and Organizer of the Crossroads Car Show. Her goal has been to create car shows that truly unite all genres of the car hobby. She hosts events in Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County. After 18 years of handling the marketing at her family’s business, Meguiar’s she ventured out on her own quest. Her passion is raising money for Teen Challenge International where she raises money to help with drug and alcohol recovery programs. She is the daughter of that Car Crazy guy Barry Meguiar who is a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Chris Considine is the CEO of CXC Simulations, a Los Angeles based company he founded in 2007 that builds full emersion automotive and flight simulators. Chris is a racer gone racing instructor to computer and graphic engineering expert. His simulators are sold all over the world to individuals and corporations. CXC is a high-tech engineering firm that as has revolutionized the design and manufacture of advanced personal racing simulation equipment. Professional racers including Stefan Johansson, Patrick Long, Justin Wilson, and Graham Rahal are just a few who use and praise his machines. Chris is the son of noted automotive journalist Tim Considine who’s also been a guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Larry Crane, who lives in Thousand Oaks, California, is the car guys car guy. He’s a fine artist whose artistry has been the design of automotive posters and publications. From the programs for Riverside Raceway in the Sixties, to editing and designing Ferrari magazines, his work at Auto Afficionado, a major redesign of Motor Trend in the Seventies to his founding, editing, and designing Vintage Racer magazine, and his days with David E. Davis Jr. at Automobile magazine, he’s had a creative hand in hundreds of projects. He is also a visiting professor of automotive design history at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Larry Crane is the quintessential Car Guy.

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Dave O’Connell is the Chief Designer at Katzkin Automotive Leather. He is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of Art Center College in Pasadena. His career includes working for Automobiles Peugeot and at the Centre Style Citroen in Velizy, just outside of Paris. He designed the Citroen AZ exterior and the initial concepts of their SM. He worked at Mitsubishi Motors Research and Design where he was the Chief Designer on the Eclipse, the 3000 GT, and their Montero Sport. David has served on the Art Center faculty since 2001 and their Mentor program. He’s a concours judge, enjoys surfing, and restoring and riding vintage motorcycles.

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