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Rob Earle is the Managing Director of Gtechniq in the United Kingdom, a worldwide, ultra-durable line of car care products. As the son of two time Grand Prix winning race car driver, Rob’s mother was a big influence on his life and passion for cars. Gtechniq was founded in 2000 by Rob’s good friend Drew Gil. Drew, a fellow petrolhead, was so dissatisfied with other car care brands he decided to create his own. Armed with a Ph D in Quantum Physics and Applied Mathematics Drew developed a superior line of products and in 2004 Rob purchased the European rights for Gtechniq transforming Drew’s research project in to a well respected, international line of products for automotive enthusiasts who demand perfection. The Gtechniq mantra is Smart Surface Science.

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John Rafert has had many jobs over his 70 plus years. A bartender, copy boy, teacher, owned businesses, an X-Ray tech, and worked in a level 1 trauma center, and a professor of radiologic sciences. He’s also been a car guy his whole life. Born and raised in Indianapolis, that’s pretty common. In his retirement, John’s taken up a new challenge. Learning how to create 3D automotive pieces, and automotive related products using Computer Graphics. He started with the demonstration principles of radiography and migrated in to cars and other objects he found interesting. By studying coach builders and styling houses including Pinifarina, and past Cars Yeah guest Raffi Minasian, John takens his passion for cars in a new direction proving you can indeed teach an old dog new skills.

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Peter Vincent is an artist, author, and photographer who’s been working with the landscape at the Bonneville Salt Flats for over 20 years, and 40 years of Photographic Art, combining it with the Sub-Culture of Land Speed Racing and the Pop-Culture of the American Hot Rod. He’s a regular on the salt every August for “Speed Week” and never misses this gathering, ever. He’s published numerous books on the automobile and his work has been displayed in museums across the country including many permanent collections. His fourth book, The Bonneville Salt Flats, 20 Years of Photography was released in the fall of 2013. Peter’s fifth book, The Rolling Bones is now available. His images have been published in many magazine including The Rodder’s Journal, Hop Up, Hot Rod and American Rodder. His iconic 7 Coupes photograph, taken in 2002, appeared on the cover of Hop Up magazine. One of Peter’s photographs hangs in my home.

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Jim Canova owns and operates Canova Bros. Auto Detailing located in Silicon Valley. He’s been caring for his customer’s vehicles since the early 90s. Several of his clients have shown their vehicles on the lawn at Pebble Beach. Jim’s also an industrial designer who has created several unique detailing products. His latest venture and design is the Bumbee Seat, a Kickstarter Design Project that funded at 141% of its goal and was 100% fulfilled. The BumBee seat is a custom sit-on detailing creeper designed to make your time cleaning a vehicle more comfortable. Jim also sits on the board of two local educational departments.

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Anna-Louise Felstead is a fine artist who lives in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art having received first class honors from Central Saint Martins. She is regarded at a reportage artist as her work is often created on location. While she paints a wide variety of subjects many of her pieces are transportation related including modern racing cars. In 2005 she was commissioned by the Ministry of Defense to paint their aircraft carriers, harrier jump jets, and helicopters. You’ve seen her in the pits at Laguna Seca during the historic races, on the lawn at Pebble Beach, at the Nürburgring, Goodwood, Monza, and Spa.

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Keith Maher founded Maher Solutions in 2007 and he is the Co-Founder and CEO of VR Motion. His mission is to help people in various sectors of the automotive industry achieve their goals through simulation. He and his team provide professional level training for racers, teams, and institutions around the globe. Keith is the leading authority in automotive simulation, from programming to podiums. He has a 22 plus year career in high technology and his obsession for motorsports resulted in a convergence of cars and computers to design and build world-class simulators. At VR Motion, you will find past Cars Yeah guest and Indy Car racer Dominic Dobson who is the COO.

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Brock Yates Jr. is the son of one of America’s best-known automotive journalists and growing up around cars and racing was his life. He played at Watkins Glen while his father raced, he apprenticed with race car builder Ron Nash and he’s a veteran of the first Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea memorial Trophy Dash as a 14 year old in 1071, his destiny was cast. Brock’s run the one Lap of America, the La Carrera Classico, the Silver State Classic Challenge, and SCCA Showroom Stock, plus numerous other racing adventures. In 2009 he took over the Tire Rack One Lap of America and he teaches for Driving Dynamics, a company that specializes in instructing the pharmaceutical industry drivers to make them safer on the road.

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Uwe Mansshardt is a professional stunt driver who lives in Hamberg, Germany. It all started when he was 14 while on a trip to Italy when he witnessed new Ferrari’s being tested and the hook was set. He worked as a stuntman in movies at the German Warner Bros. Movie World. That set the course toward training at Rick Seaman’s Hollywood Stunt Driver’s School in L.A. and from there he earned his FIA racing license at Zackspeed Driving Academy at the Nürburging. Today Uwe drives in commercials for Porsche, Mercedes, McLaren, and he’s even been a stunt driving double for Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard.

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John Straub is an automotive photographer from San Diego, California who’s been snapping shots of cars since he was 13 years old. His images have been published in numerous publications including Road and Track and The New York Times. He’s been the official photographer for the Carmel by the Sea Concours and he is a member of the Motor Press Guild and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. His photography has hung in numerous exhibits, automotive enthusiast’s homes and offices, in galleries, and he operates his own blog titled Along For The Ride where you can enjoy his work on a regular basis. John’s raced Porsches for years at local and statewide events.

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Steve Schenko is an Art Director, illustrator, and automotive enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. He founded 1-of-1 Bespoke where he creates high-end custom design pieces for automotive enthusiasts who have an eye for design. His custom art prints are of cars and bikes that he draws from scratch, and tailored for his clients. In addition to his creations at 1-of-1 Bespoke Steve is the founder at Custom Creative, an advertising and design firm in Sydney where they fill the gap between ‘big agencies’ and ‘boutique design firms’ and create brand identity, graphic design, marketing, packaging, brochures, retail design, and more.

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