Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Yvan Lacroix is from Granby Quebec, Canada. He’s a serial entrepreneur, having run a Volvo restoration shop and Répare-Brise, a franchised full service automotive reconditioning company his wife who manages that business. He has a lifelong passion for racing and he volunteers at his local dirt track and he spent years as a tech inspector for a variety of race tracks. Currently Yvan is the Regional Manager 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. Opti-Coat’s President David Ghodoussi and Dann Williams, their Regional Manager in the Western United States have both been guests on Cars Yeah.

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Dennis Mattish is a life-long San Jose native who cut his teeth at the San Jose racetracks, spending Friday nights at Alviso Speedway, and Saturday nights at San Jose Speedway. For over 40 years Dennis has followed motorsports around the US and in England, with his camera and pen. He’s been published locally and nationally in numerous publications. Dennis is a consistent recipient of the John Ryan Journalism award, he’s the official World of Outlaw photographer and has served as Vice President of Photography for the Motor Sports Press Association for three years. In 2009 Dennis published his first book, History of San Jose Auto Racing 1903-2007. His second book, History of Watsonville and Salinas Auto Racing– was published in 2012. His third book, History of San Jose Racing Part 2, was published in 2016.

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Martin Miskolci is the founder and artist behind Petrolified. His goal is to bring automotive inspired art to the masses and back in 2013 Martin started doing just that. His first poster was the infamous “Wall of Wheels”. Living and working in Slovakia his online store brings his art to enthusiasts around the world in the form of prints, monochromes, posters, t-shirts, and more. His graphic illustrations of iconic sports cars, both old and new, and the celebration of timeless design are unique, clean, and modern. He offers his original art for sale or he’ll create a bespoke piece illustration of your favorite automobile or your special car including all the custom details. For Martin it’s all about the automotive journey, the stories, and the road ahead.

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Chris Brewer is the Director of Public Relations for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance that takes place every March in Amelia Island Florida. Chris is an automotive writer with a doctorate in theology. He has an extensive background in working with non-profit organizations and his passion for vintage sports and GT cars knows no bounds. He co-runs the monthly Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee cruise-in with fellow Drive columnist Malcolm Hogan. An avid write and photographer, Chris is the senior editor of Automotive Addicts.com, he reviews vehicles and writes a blog for CarFax, and he’s a frequent contributor to Hemmings Motor News. The Amelia Island Concours director is Bill Warner who is a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Jessi Lang is a woman who for over eight years both on and off the track has been carving out a space in the deeply mail-dominated automotive industry. Jessi holds five degrees in higher education including a PhD in Cultural Studies. She’s endorsed over 12 professional driving schools and she’s driven at speed on tracks and off-road all over the world including the 14-hour race at Daytona International Speedway. She’s rally raced, rode motorcycles, drag raced, driven in autocross’, drives stunt cars, and set land speed records. She’s the longtime Motor Trend video presenter and host of The J-Turn, where Jessi helps others fulfill their dreams.

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Frank Defeo is the Sales Director at Croftgate USA a premier waterless car wash and detailing system. Since 1998 Croftgate has been producing and selling its unique line of products throughout Europe. Frank brings the brand to automotive enthusiasts in the United States. This high performance eco responsible brand offers a wide range of car care products that are produced are made whenever possible, with no petroleum solvents and no listed hazardous ingredients. Frank has been in the automotive industry since the early 80s having worked for the late Dale Earnhardt and 10+ years with Sonic Automotive.

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Alan Taylor is an award winning radio and TV host, a 30-year broadcast professional and one of the most popular automobile aficionados in the business. As a founder of Benchmark Entertainment in 1995, Alan pioneered the business of creating radio shows as an extension of the magazines they represent. Alan is the host of some of the most popular weekend talk shows in radio today: The Drive with Alan Taylor, Popular Science Radio and Inc. Radio. He has been a featured automotive expert on Motorz, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and others, including 18 years on daytime’s #1 morning talk show, LIVE! with Kelly. He’s interviewed collectors including Tim Allen, Jay Leno and many, many other stars in the industry.

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Andrea Mazzuca is the owner of The Outlierman in Bologna, Italy. He’s a young entrepreneur who after college at 23 purchased 40% of the marketing company Maked where he interned. Today he’s their Managing Partner and their account director. His company The Outlierman derives from the passion for classic and sports cars tailored to outfit the Gentlemen Driver. The focus is on timeless elegance revealed in the products that include: driving gloves, bow ties, pocket squares, ties, and braces, all designed and hand crafted in Italy using the highest quality materials. Passion, research, tradition, and excellence: these are the muses that are The Outlierman. This past summer Andrea and his team outfitted the judges at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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Dane Pitarresi owns and operates SkidCar Systems in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 1990 his focus has been on the delivery and instructions for the use of this system and “It’s about Grip, not Slip” philosophy of driver education. For Dane, it’s all about the cognitive, perceptual motor skills, needed for the improvement of vehicle training from beginners to professionals. His company has delivered more than 300 Skidcar and Skidtruck systems in North America. Next up, the Skidbike and ATSS light systems. Dane started racing in 1971 and for 26 years he’s been the voice of experience in professional racing at his home track at Portland International Raceway.

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Valentino Balboni was born in Casumaro, Italy, less than 7 miles from Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birthplace. He is the former chief test driver of Automobili Lamborghini SpA having served the company for over 40 years. Regarded as one of best Lamborghini experts in the world, Valentino has driven about 80% of all Lamborghinis ever built. He began his career at Lamborghini as a teenager being hired by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. In 2009, to honor his contribution to the company a special edition run of 250 Gallardo LP550-2 was named “Valentino Balboni”. Today his life is still around cars and his latest venture is a new dimension in sound, a state of the art limited edition ultralight titanium exhaust for the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

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