Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Shan Fannin is an automotive artist who lives in Austin, Texas. She’s a professional artist who spent her early career in marketing and teaching elementary school art through a private homeschooling academy. When her husband added a 1961 Ford Thunderbird to the family garage she took on the challenge of painting her first automobile. That was 2014 and since then Shan’s focus and goal is to become one of the finest automotive artists in the country. Her work can be described as 90% realistic with 10% self-expression. She works primarily in large scale with mixed acrylic media.

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Tim Kawasaki is the Manager of Sales, Shipping, and New Product Development at Wheel Vintiques in City of Industry, California. The company is under the umbrella of the Coker Group of companies. Since 1986, Wheel Vintiques has been manufacturing steel wheels for restored classics, muscle cars, and hot rods. They design and manufacture their wheels in house right here in the USA. Their passion for detail and authentic O.E. fitment ensure clients precise sizing and accurate bolt pattern fit. Tim’s father is Wade Kawasaki, a past guest on Cars Yeah and President and COO at Coker Tires and he’s also the 2017 SEMA Chair elect.

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Dave DiMaria owns Vintage Car Works in Englewood, Colorado. There, he and his talented craftsmen have focused on the care and restoration of Porsche GT Carreras and Spyders. They have restored and race prepped vintage Porsche models including the: 904, 906, 550A, 718 LM, RS, Spyder, Carrera, and many others. Since the late 90s his shop has become internationally known for restoring these iconic and rare vintage race cars. His restorations have earned first place trophies at concours events including Amelia Island, Pebble Beach, Porsche Parades, and many others and his projects have brought record prices at auctions.

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Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, and Accredited Senior Appraiser and a member of the American Society of Appraisers. He is the Principal of Donald W. Osborne LLC / Automotive Valuation Services where he advises on collection building, vehicle acquisition, and sales. You’ll find Donald on the CNBC Primetime TV Show, Jay Leno’s Garage, or walking the lawns of numerous concours events around the world, and as a contributing automotive journalist for the finest publications available. His newest venture is a book titled Stile Transatlantico/ Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome. He teamed up with photographer Michael Furman and Coachbuilt Press to create a spectacular glimpse of the automobiles built in the decade and a half spanning the end of World War II and 1960. Owners of the book will be able to scan the cover using a special app on their smart phones and watch a movie in which Donald talks about the making of this book.

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Tim Lingerfelt owns Carolina Coach Crafters in Mooresville, North Carolina. There, he and his talented craftsmen and fabricators work to eternalize the allure of the classic automobile through true craftsmanship. They do mechanical, metal shaping, paint, and paint correction along with special projects. While Tim has a passion for the Porsche marque, at Carolina Coach Crafters they work on numerous automotive marques. They strive to preserve the history of the automobile; where it was made, for what purpose, and by whom – because they believe the design is in the details. Their mantra: You dream, we fulfill.

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Leigh Diffey is a native of Brisbane, Australian who lives in the U.S. and is a Play-by-Play Announcer with NBC Sports. Leigh is the voice of Formula One television and IndyCar. He travels the world covering Formula One along with David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. He was SPEED’s announcer and host for the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series, US rounds of the MotoGP, and he was a regular host on SPEED Center and The Speed Report. No doubt you've heard his voice on numerous other sports coverage shows around the world with his technical prowess including: the Olympics, World Cup Luge, NASCAR, golf, sailing, and rugby. Leigh has also worked for the BBC commentating the Superbike World Championship and World Rally racing.

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Kellen Silverthorn is an automotive artist and stone sculpture who has been car obsessed since his earliest memories. He is a collector of automotive fine art who has channeled his obsessions in to stone sculpting. His is a painstaking, and physically laborious process where he creates automotive sculptures from a single block of the finest quality marbles available. Each piece of stone is hand selected for its virtual kaleidoscope of natural color and patter. Hours of intricate hand finishing and painstaking inlays interwoven with the latest in computer-aided-milling robotics. Each of his works is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. From classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, to exotics, you’ll end up with something to treasure for your life.

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Deb Pollack is a luxury automotive consultant with a focus on promoting her clients, their products, and services to the automotive enthusiast. She has spent the better part of three decades representing quality companies with big names and big reputations including: Mitsubishi Motors, GM, Ferrari, Maserati, Singer Vehicle Design, plus numerous concours events around the country. A philanthropist at heart, Deb’s advocated the ability to team cars and camaraderie together bringing a support and focus to the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. She is the founder of Drive Toward a Cure, an all-new non-profit alternative to the numerous ‘for profit’ driving events, creating a new driving event to raise funds and awareness to benefit finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Francielena Mendez is an industrial engineer from Venezuela who has been based in Panama for the last two years. Before moving to Panama she was the technical trainer for the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3M Venezuela. Today she is the Product and Training Specialist for Meguiar’s car care products in Latin America covering the territory from Mexico to Argentina. She trains Meguiar’s staff and customers to become more skilled in their detailing utilizing the extensive line of quality car care products that Meguiar’s has to offer.

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Tony Zeal is the Global Training Manager at CTEK in Vikmanshyttan, Sweden. CTEK is a global company whose mantra, Maximizing Battery Performance, amply describes their goal. Formed in 1997, CTEK designs and builds a smarter battery charger and maintainer using a unique charge algorithm ensuring your battery stays charged and in proper working order saving you time and money. Tony was born in Cardiff, Wales and began his career as an apprentice with Vauxhall, General Motors. He worked for the Royal Automobile Club for 23 years and as a product development manager for Rozone, the UK Midtronics distributor. In 2012 he joined CTEK as a business development manager before opening and running their training school in Sweden.

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