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Pushkar Modi is the Chief Auto Enthusiast and Engineering Lead at Turo in San Francisco, California. He’s a design-centric, full-stack software engineer with a passion for cars, Formula One, and Top Gear. Turo is a website where local automobile owners give travelers the perfect vehicle for their next adventure. Founded in 2009 Turo is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want, form a vibrant community of local car owners. It’s a pioneer in sharing economy and travel where you can rent a truck if you’re moving to a Tesla for a weekend getaway or a classic car for a photo shoot or car show. Turo is in over 2,500 cities with over 800 plus makes and models to choose from.

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Richard Truesdell is an automotive photographer and journalist. He produces the Automotive Traveler magazine and Legendary Cougar Magazine. His early entrepreneurial career included owning and operating a car stereo store. He began writing audio reviews for publications including Car and Driver, Autotronics, and Motor Trend. He became the editor of Car Audio and Electronics at Primedia and from there left to become a freelance contributing writer to dozens of automotive magazines. Today Richard is working on a quarterly replacement for Motor Trend Classic planned for a launch later this year.

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Scott Speed is a former Formula One Driver and today is the defending Global Rallycross champion. He was the first American in Formula One since Michael Andretti when he joined Scuderia Toro Rosso during the 2006, 2007 seasons. He returned to the United States to race NASCAR and started his Rallycross career in 2013 with a win in his X Games debut in Brazil. In 2014 Scott joined the Volkswagen factory Andretti Rallycross Team and won the title in 2015 with a record eight podiums in 12 rounds. Scott is also an ambassador for the new SEGA game Motorsport Manager, an exciting video game for PC and Mac platforms.

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David Borla is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Borla Performance Industries. Borla is the pioneer and leader in the design and manufacturing of stainless steel performance exhausts. For over three decades they have provided automotive exhaust systems for performance, off-road, street, and racing cars. David had a successful career in the music industry as a musician, songwriter, and producer and he has applied his understanding of acoustics and sound engineering to develop Borla’s signature exhaust note. This marrying of his passion for sound to his families business has allowed him to expand Borla’s success and make this iconic brand a world wide name among automotive enthusiasts.

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Doug Pray is the President of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. There they supply the world with parts for the iconic marques as well as restoring Auburns and Cords. It’s a company his father purchased in 1960, moving it from Auburn, Indiana in to an abandoned pickle factory in Oklahoma. Doug worked in his father’s business when he was 14 in the 60s and stayed until the company closed in 1981. Being an entrepreneur Doug brought it back to life. He has drilled oil wells, owned a drive-in restaurant, started a chrome plating business, ran a successful business restoring, exhibiting, and selling antique gas pumps. In 1997 Doug made a u-turn and became a Chiropractor starting a successful clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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David Nutter is from Arlington, Vermont where he is the producer and host of Hemmings Motor News radio show and podcast. The show is focused on talking with fellow automotive enthusiasts. He’s been with Hemmings for over 11 years as an account representative and spent 20 years prior in the automotive parts business. David is an avid classic car enthusiast and spends lots of time in his 1966 Mustang active in the classic car hobby and community.

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RJ Valentine discovered a way to combine his passion for automobiles and racing in to his business. He’s raced for over 40 years with over 400 pro starts including the Trans Am Series. He’s won the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, driven for PTG Motorsports, and competed in the Grand-Am GT series. A lifetime entrepreneur, he founded the MBA Group in 1969 and one of their many successes was the Jiffy Lube franchise and Lo-Jack Car Security Systems. In 2000 he opened F1 Boston, a European-style indoor kart racetrack and then an outdoor track in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. His Safety Systems created a new barrier system for racetracks and today he’s opened New Jersey Motorsports Park and a trackside Exotics Car Garages.

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Dann Williams owns Bid D Mobile Detailing in San Diego, California and he is the Regional Manager in the Western United States for Optimum Polymer Technologies. Their Opti-Coat Pro+ is a ceramic paint protection package that delivers maximum gloss plus increase anti water spotting and hydrophobic properties for long term protection. They have an extensive network of authorized dealers. Dan built a successful detailing business, became a distributor for Opti-Coat and that grew in to his current position. Dan also produces the Optimum Synergy Podcast that focuses on the business side of the detailing industry. For fun he drag races his ’41 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe with a 383 stroker.

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Peter Framson is the CEO of GO. He is a thirty year real estate veteran with an extensive background in retail, anchor leasing, development, and commercial brokerage and he is an avid automotive enthusiast. His new company GO is comprised of a high octane crew that are creating a new space and marketplace that will disrupt and transform today’s automotive enthusiast’s retail and brand experience. The plan is to change how the world connects and interacts with automotive products and services. Think: an Apple Store for the automotive enthusiast maximizing hundreds of digital touch points throughout a phygital retail environment. GO is the intersection of all things automotive.

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Filippo Perini is the Head of Design at Italdesign in Italy. Italdesign is a world leader in the provision of development services for the automotive industry. Born in 1965 Filippo worked as a freelance designer for Alfa Romeo, Fiat Auto, and Aprilia as a consultant for the Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations. In 1995 he joined the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile and in 2001 he was appointed Director of Exterior Design of Alfa Romeo. He worked on the Alfa 159, 147, and 8C Competizione concept car. He was the Senior Exterior Designer at Audi and at Lamborghini he was the Head of Exterior Design. From 2006 to 2015 Filippo managed many successful projects as Director of the Automobili Lamborghini Centro Stile before his current role at Italdesign.

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