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Tommy Byrne has been a professional racer and operates a race driving and coaching service. Today Tommy runs Diablo Drift Driving Academy. It’s a mobile driving school for teens and adults where they teach advanced driving skills necessary to remain safe on the road. He designed the drift mechanism that can be taken to parking lots and tracks for teaching car control. In his racing career Tommy has five Formula 1 starts, tested for Marlboro McLaren Formula 1 Team, raced in Indy Lights, and he was the European FF 2000 Champion and British FF 2000 Champion. He’s also a double British Formula Ford Champion and winner of the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the year winner with his autobiography Crashed and Byrned.

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Frank Honsowetz is the President and General Manager at Ed Pink Racing Engines where he’s been since 2001. His career spans 40 plus years in the automotive and motorsports industry. Ed Pink Racing Engines has been engineering and building racing engines since 1965 in Van Nuys, California. Their projects cover everything from engineering, machine shops, particle inspection, fabrication, parts, dynamometer rooms, spin tron, to complete engine building and custom fabricating. They work on vintage engines, racing engines, street rod engines, along with design, testing, and complete engineering. One of their current clients is Singer Vehicle Designs, where their engines go in to Rob Dickinson’s creations.

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David Beattie is the Founder of Slot Mods Raceways. He and his team are dedicated to creating the finest, handcrafted, slot car raceways and dioramas in the world. From vintage to modern day circuits, for any type of vehicle from racing cars to tractor trailers to snowmobiles and more. Their bespoke, hand-crafted, 1:32 scale cars are fully functional wooden slot track raceways. Their work is enjoyed around the world in private homes, ultimate garages, museums, commercial trade shows and showrooms. 

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Allan Winn is the Director and CEO of the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, England. Brooklands is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. Allan is a New Zealander by birth who moved to the UK in 1974. He joined Brooklands Museum in 1989 as their Director. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators and of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers. A lifelong vintage car enthusiast, he actively drives a 1929 3-litre Bentley and is a former committee member of the Vintage Sports Car Club, having served in that capacity for 17 years. He is also an Honorary Member and past Chairman of the Aviation Club of the UK. 

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Ryan Noble is a vintage automobile expert and mechanic who tests, evaluates, and builds engines for collector cars and vintage race cars at Phil Reilly & Company in San Francisco, California. Phil Reilly & Company is well known in the vintage racing community as a premier go-to source for your vintage race car needs. Ryan and the talented team of craftsmen work on every kind of vintage race car imaginable. Ryan has been a Conservator for the LeMay Museum in Tacoma Washington and he cared for collector cars in a private collection as well.

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Nathan Merz is the owner and founder of Columbia Valley Luxury Cars. Their mission is to offer only the finest European cars that customers can trust are the best. Their areas of expertise include evaluating and assessing German and Italian marques and collector vehicle valuations. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Nathan is a die-hard car guy who’s figured out how to wrap his passion for cars in to his business. One of his favorite quotes comes from Steve Jobs... "I go the extra mile because it is what I love to do."

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Tom Voelk is an automotive contributor at the New York Times, The Seattle Times, and KING Television, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. His automotive reviews appear weekly in The Times, both print and web and his top-rated iTunes podcast “Driven” was the first ever to win an Emmy Award. He writes reviews about new vehicles for King and he shoots, writes, and edits all of his own videos. Tom’s known for his signature “TP Trunk Test”. He’s an avid runner and has competed in 40 marathons including eight Boston Marathons.

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Part Two of a Two Part Interview with Rob Dickinson is the owner of Singer Vehicle Design in Southern California. At Singer, Rob and his team build bespoke vehicles starting with older Porsches and reimagining them by completely customizing the cars to unbelievable detail. The cars are literally restored, reimagined, and reborn. The level of thought, design, engineering, and detail that go in to each car is beyond most imaginations and is defined by a mantra that is spray painted on his shop wall: Everything is important. In his former career Rob was a musician and singer-songwriter playing in the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. Rob recently created a limited edition book about his builds titled: One More Than Ten: Singer And The Porsche 911, published by Stance and Speed.

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Rob Dickinson is the owner of Singer Vehicle Design in Southern California. At Singer, Rob and his team build bespoke vehicles starting with older Porsches and reimagining them by completely customizing the cars to unbelievable detail. The cars are literally restored, reimagined, and reborn. The level of thought, design, engineering, and detail that go in to each car is beyond most imaginations and is defined by a mantra that is spray painted on his shop wall: Everything is important. In his former career Rob was a musician and singer-songwriter playing in the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. Rob recently created a limited edition book about his builds titled: One More Than Ten: Singer And The Porsche 911, published by Stance and Speed.

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Kevin Cornish is the Executive Director of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier event held at The Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale. This prestigious concours kicks off a week of auctions and events that are held every year at the end of January. Kevin has been restoring and collecting automobiles for the past 15 years and has a particular affinity for pre-war classics and automobiles that were “ahead of their time in their time”. The mission of the Arizona Concours is simple - produce an event that would become recognized worldwide as a serious Concours and to raise significant monies for a children’s charity. I’m proud to say that Cars Yeah is a sponsor of this fantastic event. You can learn more about the concours at ArizonaConcours.com

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