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Larry Chen is an automotive photographer in Los Angeles, California. No doubt you’ve seen his work on the cover of Hot Rod magazine and on line at Speedhunters.com. Larry has a knack for focusing in on the essence of what makes a particular car compelling and on documenting car culture at the pavement level. He has been an avid participant in driving events from autocross to track days, but it is capturing automobiles that drives his passion. He travels the world to document car culture and for a while his focus was on shooting celebrities as he ventured into the world of paparazzi. Today Larry is a Speedhunters Senior Editor, a contributor to Hot Rod magazine, he is the Pikes Peak Hillclimb and Formula Drift official photographer, and he works closely with Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing.

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Jonathan Kotyk is a young racing driver who has been competing in karts on a national and international level for years. He drives for teams including Ocala Gran Prix and Top Kart USA. This year he made the jump to F1600 Pro series and SCCA Majors representing Team Pelfrey and Gap Guard. Jonathan was selected as a team USA Scholarship recipient allowing him to compete in England at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and in the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone. With the support of Mazda, Honda, Safeisfast, Mockett, and Cooper Tires he is on his way. He’s tested a USF 2000 car before heading to Phoenix for the Mazda Road to Indy on a $200,000 scholarship. His goal is to race in the Verizon Indycar Series.

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Uwe Makrutzki is the manager of factory restorations at Porsche Classic in Stuttgart, Germany. He has 36 years of experience with Porsche, including 17 years as a technician in a Porsche Center, 13 years as a sales manager at a Porsche Center and he’s been a manager of the Porsche Classic since 2014. At the Porsche Classic Center, they repair and perform factory restorations on classic Porsche automobiles using genuine Porsche parts. They have an enormously talented team of craftsmen who meticulously care of classic Porsches, ensuring their heritage and parts match those used in the original builds. Over 70% of Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road today. Uwe and his team makes sure it stays that way using only quality made in Germany parts, with access to over 52,000 parts from over 1000 classic suppliers.

 

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Mark Jones is the Proprietor at Britsport of Seattle in Seattle, Washington. Since 1992 he and his talented craftsmen restore and repair classic British cars of all marques. They are a full-service restoration business performing award-winning work utilizing experience from over 30 years of painting, restoring, repairing a wide spectrum of vintage cars. They rebuild British gearboxes and Laycock overdrive units as well and perform pre-purchase inspections, in addition to buying and selling fine classic automobiles. Mark worked in the train industry in his prior profession from the time he was in high school working the graveyard shift and attending school in the daytime. He was a dispatcher, telegrapher, yard clerk and more until his passion for cars turned in to a full-time business at Britsport of Seattle.

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Santa Claus, also known as St. Nicholas, Chris Kringle, Father Christmas, and by many other names by children everywhere, just spent the night delivering gifts and good cheer around the world. Santa invited Mark to spend the day at the North Pole, and Mark couldn't wait to take a test drive in that sleigh!

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Leigh Dorrington is an automotive researcher, writer and historian, and the founder and president of Pendine International Automotive Media and Marketing in Essex, Connecticut. He has written for numerous online publications and he is a senior contributor at Vintage Motosport. Leigh has contributed to many book projects and event programs from the Indianapolis 500 to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. He has served as a Director to multiple prestigious concours events, judged, and helped create and curate automotive-related exhibits. He is a founding partner of the Collectors Car Garage in Bedford Hills, New York and in his early career he was a pioneer in the field of motorsports marketing providing strategic guidance, program development, management evaluations and much more.

 

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Rob McCrary, Managing Director of SONAX USA, has more than 25 years of progressively directing and leading companies in both sales and distribution capacities.  Rob has led these companies through start-up, turnaround and growth modes.

Rob has spent the past 6 years as the Managing Director of Vision Investments – the parent company of SONAX USA based in Indianapolis, IN.  Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Partner at RFC Franchising with an emphasis on distribution channels and sales growth.  RFC is a national retail chain in the restaurant industry that saw double digit growth in both sales and locations during his tenure.  He has a strong understanding of both domestic and international distribution channels used in his previous and current positions.

Vision Investments, LLC has seen double digit sales growth, year over year, during his tenure.  SONAX, a manufacturer of quality car care products based in Neuberg, Germany, is a leading manufacturer brand in the automotive industry with partners in 104 countries worldwide.  Vision is the exclusive distributor in the US and continues to see sales and brand awareness growth year over year.

 

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Ricky Miller is the Senior Application Engineer at 3M Auto. He’s been a part of their team for over 11 years. At 3M Auto they work toward improving your automotive life through smarter solutions for your auto projects. Their comprehensive line of 3M and Bondo branded products includes waxes, compounds, adhesives, sandpaper, body filler, and do it yourself kits for all types of projects. Ricky started working in the automotive industry in 1991 honing his skills in bodywork at his local collision repair shops, restorations facilities, and at Delta Airlines where he painted everything from motorcycles to automobiles to aircraft. Ricky is still active in restoration and collision work today. His hobbies include anything around cars, car shows, drag racing, and spending time with his family and children helping them work on their vehicles.

 

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Dean Morash owns and operates So Cal Classic Car Storage in Orange County, California. Dean is a late life entrepreneur and has leveraged his marketing experience in high technology and in aerospace manufacturing and a lifetime of wrenching on and buying and selling cars to create this unique business. His vision for this business is to provide Orange County car owners the opportunity to continue to enjoy their cars and secure them in an environment that is designed with their cars and their lifestyles in mind. So Cal Classic Car Storage is more than car storage we are an experience, a valet service that doubles as a destination for customers who periodically need to decompress in a purpose-built car environment". 

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Jay Schneider is the President of Lake Country Manufacturing in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Lake Country has over 40 years in the industry and is a pioneering manufacturer of buffing and polishing products that are sold worldwide. They offer a wide variety of automotive detailing supplies including buffing and polishing pads, microfiber, backing plates, scuff balls, applicators, cleaning accessories, and more. Jay spent time in the sports business and non-profit organizations that put on both professional and amateur events as well as FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. Today he is the second generation to lead the Lake Country Manufacturing Company.

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