Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

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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Zachary Dillinger (no relation to John) is a freelance automotive writer and USPAP-compliant appraiser at Wipiak Consulting and Appraisers who writes about cars for RM Sotheby's and Auctions America. He also collects and restores cars with a special focus on pre-war American examples. Though his first love is cars, Zachary is also a passionate woodworker who specializes in reproducing antique American furniture. He is the author of With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture with Hand Tools (F&W Media) as well as numerous nationally published magazine and journal articles. His second book, “Duct Tape is Flammable: an automotive life” is due out next year.

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Iain Wood is the Commercial Director at Hemmels in the United Kindgdom. At Hemmels, Iain and their skilled craftsmen restore and maintain classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles, with an emphasis on the Pagoda models, using their tried and tested methods, what they call the Neugeboren process. Whether you want your car rebuilt to your own specific requirements with modern characteristics, or perfectly original, just as it left the factory, Hemmels delivers. They do it all from metal work, engine building, paint, and interior restoration. Iain is originally from Canada and has worked in the UK for over 20 years for start-up companies in IT, Bio-Tech, and today his focus is on his passion for automobiles. He is drawn to businesses that are pioneering, globally focused, and in pursuit of excellence.

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Rich Duisberg lives in the United Kingdom and he is an occasional writer and presenter who once earned a living helping companies to put new cars together properly. He is the Editor at the website, Motorpunk, an eclectic mix of road trips, budget motorsport, intercontinental banger rallies, appreciation of modern classics, and above all, a genuine passion for the ‘best of British’. Rich’s writing has been published in numerous magazines including Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Banzai, Evo, GT Porsche, and more. He has often appeared on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels enthusing about historic motoring twaddle. His latest book, Confessions From Quality Control, is a light hearted traipse through various car factories around the world, and is described by SniffPetrol as “hilarious”. Among the clutter in his garage is an Alfa Romeo GTV, MK1 MX-5, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell was once quoted about Rich when asked to ride in Morgan 3 Wheeler, “I’m not getting in a car with him!”

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Ernie Francis Jr. is a Trans Am TA Class racer driving for Breathless Racing running a Ford Mustang TA race car. He grew up in a racing family, his father was a racer, and Ernie’s been behind the wheel since he was 13 year old when he moved from karts to a Spec Miata. At 14 he won championships in both NASA and FARA grabbing 32 top ten finishes, 26 top five finishes, 25 podiums and 21 wins. At 15 he became the youngest, licensed driver in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships earning Rookie of The Year. In 2014 he raced a Mazda MX-5 and a Camaro GTS and he claimed the title of Trans Am Champion. In 2015 he raced again in the trans Am and World Challenge. In 2016 Ernie ran a Ford Mustang Boss 302R and clinched his third straight Trans Am TA4 Championship.

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Francesco Ginocchio is the Global Marketing and Communication Manager at RUPES near Milan, Italy. He’s been a part of the RUPES team for over 6 years after spending 10 years at Caterpillar as a Brand and Marketing Manager. Rupes is an Italian company with a 70-year history of designing and producing the finest in innovative machine tools and their reputation in the automotive surface care sector is world renown. At RUPES, Francesco is responsible for the global marketing for the brand to grow awareness for the companies Bigfoot brand in the detailing marketplace. He holds Masters degrees in Marine Engineering and Business Administration. RUPES just built and opened a facility in the United States as they continue to grow in the marketplace and you can enjoy my talk with Dylan von Kleist, their US Marketing Manager here at Cars Yeah.

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Ulrich, or Ulli as his friends call him, is the Director of Global Communications for Recaro Automotive Seating in Germany. Ulli was born in Cologne/Germany in 1965 and has been working in the automotive industry for over 30 years, filling various communications roles from a free-lance journalist via sales marketing to being the global media spokesperson for the world wide leading automotive seating manufacturer Adient. In this function, Ulli is also responsible for internal and external communications for Adient’s premium brand RECARO Automotive Seating. Born as the son of an automotive engineer who took him to race tracks at a very young age, Ulli was infected with the racing virus. He worked his way up to professional touring car and GT-racing, being a factory driver for Volvo from 2002 until 2004. His greatest success was the overall title win in the 2012 German Endurance Championship plus four class wins in the 24 hour race in the so called “Green Hell”, the Nürburgring, from 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2017 with Audi.

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Justin Bell is a TV and Web Show Host with a lifetime of experience in the racing and automotive world. His career began in 1988 and since then his accomplishments include the 1997 FIA GT2 World Championship, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and a second-place finish in Le Mans and Daytona, and a pair of SCCA Trans-Am wins. He’s raced for major car manufacturers including: Saab, Peugeot, Porsche, BMW, Dodge, and General Motors. He’s driven for Dodge Viper and General Motors in their Corvette Racing Team at Daytona 24 Hours and Le mans and Petit Le Mans. Today Justin spends a lot of time expanding his broadcasting and hosting career living in Los Angeles, writing new shows and hosting for a variety of clients. And of course, his father is the famed Derek Bell, the noted professional race car driver with a long career racing and winning numerous Championships.

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Derek Bell is a legendary motor racing driver who is regarded as one of the greatest sports car and endurance racing drivers of his era. He is a five-time Le Mans winner, three-time Daytona 24 winner and two-time World Sports Car Champion. His career spans the Ferrari 512 and Porsche 917, Gulf-Mirage era, Renault’s turbo effort at Le Mans, Porsche 936 and 962, the Kremer Porsche K8, Ferrari 333 SP and McLaren F1 which earned him yet another Le Mans podium with his son Justin in 1995. Splitting his time between homes in the United Kingdom and the United States, you will find Derek at the world’s major automotive and motor sports events. In 2012 Derek was inducted in to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and in 2013 inducted in to the Le Mans 24 Hours Drivers Hall of Fame.

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Jonathan Sierakowski is your Passionate, Trusted Advisor at Sierakowski Classic Car Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina. There he provides a variety of services including acquisitions and sales, collection consulting, historical automotive research, appraisals and estate planning. It all started in his teens when Jonathan worked for Butch Gordon at Manchester Motor Car Company, cleaning up and chasing parts. He began writing auction descriptions, reporting on sales, and much, much, more. He spent time with RM Auctions researching and reporting on cars and today helps clients around the world find their dream automobiles. Jonathan is an active member of the American Society of Appraisers, Society of Automotive Historians, STuTZ Club, Classic Car Club of America, the Marmon Club and a dozen of other organizations and automobile clubs.

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Kevin Pranger is the Director of Motorsports at Katech. Kevin started at Katech when he was only 15 years old and has been there ever since, a rare dedication for someone in the racing world. Katech was founded in 1977 and they provide their customers with innovative products and cutting edge technologies in the area of engine design, prototyping, testing, R&D, manufacturing, and vehicle modifications. During his years in school he worked as an apprentice engine builder and after years of training under Katech’s veteran builders he was offered the opportunity to manager one of General Motors engine programs and it was Chevrolet’s SCCA Trans Am class. That was 1991. There he developed the 310 CID V-8 with which they won the Championship. He’s managed GM’s road race programs and went on to develop an engine for what was the beginning to the most successful road racing programs in GM’s history. He was promoted to Director of Motorsports at Katech.

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Chris Walters is the Director of Marketing at Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care. Jay Leno isn’t just known for his long comedy career, he is a serious automotive enthusiast with a large and eclectic collection of classic and vintage automobiles. He recently launched a complete line of surface care products and that’s where Chris comes in to the picture. Chris is a life long automotive enthusiast with an obsession for air-cooled Volkswagens and a passion for protecting and preserving all forms of automotive heritage. He was the Business Products Developer and Sales at System 51, for 6 years, prior to joining Jay Leno’s Garage in 2016 to help launch and promote this new and exciting brand. You’ll find the entire car care line at Leno’s Garage. And be sure to catch Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube and NBC TV.

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David Steele is the Director of the American Hot Rod Foundation. There work is first and foremost about preservation. They work to save the stories and innovations and accomplishments made by our pioneer generation to they can pass along these lessons to future generations. They present hot rodding as an art form that is still practiced today. David is also a freelance automotive journalist whose byline has appeared in Hot Rod Deluxe magazine. He collects and restores old vehicles, he’s judged at national concours events and he’s a member of the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Classic Car Club of America, and a lifetime member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. David is also a graduate of the NASA high-performance driving School and the Putnam Park high-performance driving school of Indianapolis. In his former career David was a professional musician.

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Jacquelynne Tyner is a 26-year-old college student at California State University—Monterey Bay. Through her life and educational career, she had struggled with undiagnosed ADHD Inattentive type (formerly known as ADD), which caused secondary disabilities of anxiety and depression early on in her life. Before transferring to her current university, Jacquelynne first attended Long Beach City College in 2010 as an Auto Body major and then as her current major in Business Management. Between switching majors in 2012, she found her love for detailing through the Meguiar’s car care company in Irvine, California, and has been working with some of the members to hone her skills, and now works under the name of Meisters Paint Care where she views detailing as a therapy for her mental illnesses while helping fellow enthusiast reach their automotive goals through the trade.

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Adam Langsbard is the CEO of America’s Automotive Trust at LeMay – America’s Automotive Museum located in Tacoma, Washington. He recently joined after long and successful career at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, as their Chief Marketing Officer. His career as a marketer and fundraiser for the Peterson was successful and impressive. After learning that the world’s largest car collection was looking for a new CEO, Adam jumped at the chance to become the lead driver at this impressive organization. It is a legacy to the late Harold Lemay and his his wife Nancy, who built an incredible collection. The museum opened in 2012 with David Madeira, a past Cars Yeah guest, at the helm leading a dedicated team who cares for the collection. Today Adam gets to carry on the legacy and take the museum in the future ensuring long –term success for the Trust and its members.

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Massimo Buster Minale is the Founder of Buster + Punch, a London-born home fashion label. He is an architect and an industrial designer with a passion for motorcycles, metalwork, and music. At Buster + Punch they work with rare, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use. It all started in a garage in East London where Massimo discovered a passion for making the things we love. From lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whisky bars. Today they make the unexpected and elegant interior products for those who want to live with conviction. Massimo is inspired by London’s fashion, music, and sub-culture scenes, where he collaborates with street artists, bike builders, musicians, and fashion designers to inject attitude in to his crafted products. Did I mention he loves bespoke motorcycles too?

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Mike Mullan is the owner of Car Treasures, a website where you can find vintage automobilia. It is a website where automotive enthusiasts and collectors can sell, buy, or browse treasured pieces of automobilia including: toys, models, posters, artwork, signs, literature, documents, trophies, advertising, promotional items and other historic artifacts from the automotive past. You’ll come across hard to find unique items you never knew existed and have a chance to clean out your garage, raise some money, and then fill it back up again with more fun things. As if this doesn’t keep Mike busy, his day job is that as a realtor for land and residential properties in the Phoenix Metro area.

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Alex Carmona is an automotive artist out of Greely, Colorado who is known as Old School Alex. His company, Oldschoolalex.com offers a wide range of services including commissioned art, logo design, leather work, wood crafting, printmaking, and public art. His focus however is traditional printmaking and fine art. While working in pen and ink and paint he also practices the process of 3-layer reduction woodcut creating beautiful prints that offer the viewer a classical graphic look with the feel of hand craftsmanship. While his work covers many areas of creativity it is the automobile that Alex loves to explore. He combines his passion for old school art and classic cars in a bold and exciting way. Alex’s mantra is “Ordinary art can hold you prisoner. Think beyond it, and you’ll be set free.”

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Joe Gearin is the Associate Publisher at Motorsport Marketing in Holly Hills, Florida. Motorsport Marketing is the parent company for Grassroots Motorsports and Classic Motorsports magazines and websites, all owned by past Cars Yeah guest, Tim Suddard. Joe’s many roles includes writing articles, helping to organize some of their wonderful driving events, selling advertising, sponsorships, and digital products. Joes is a self described, die-hard Bears fan and is constantly in acquisition or purge mode when it comes to his never ending fleet of vehicles he loves to work on.

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Dylan von Kleist is the Marketing Manager at Rupes USA in Longmont, Colorado. He’s been in the automotive detailing industry for over 19 years holding positions including product development, operations, public relations, communications, and he owned his own successful detailing businesses well. Rupes is an Italian company with a 70 year history of designing and producing the finest in innovative machine tools and their reputation in the automotive surface care sector is world renown. Rupes just built and opened a facility in the United States as they continue to grow in the marketplace. Dylan has put his mark on numerous businesses in the detailing industry over his career and truly enjoys elevating the industry as both a professional within its various organizations as well as being a regular provider of commentary on the social/ethical dilemmas facing the rapidly changing professional detailing landscape. 

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Fireball Tim operates the Fireball Malibu Vlog, an automotive beach life reality series starring Hollywood car designer, author, and award winning filmmaker Fireball Tim and his amazing bride, Kathie Lawrence. They film their daily activities driving cool cars and living the automotive beach life in sunny southern California. Fireball’s been a filmmaker, television host, and car design expert for over 25 years on the Speed Channel, Discovery, Velocity, and Monster Garage. His over 700 Vlogs can be found on YouTube, Amazon, The Auto Channel, and more. He’s also created a series of kids coloring books that are designed to be fun while educating children, or adults, about cars and our environment. He’s also the host of The Malibu Cars & Coffee.

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Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, The Motor City, The birthplace of the Detroit Dinosaur and the Yank Tank. During his younger years Jim jumped in to the world of commercial advertising however after a long successful career he decided to start painting and spurred by the esthetic of the late forties and early fifties he set off on a path to create his own style of fine art. His paintings have hung in galleries around the world and have been used in Hollywood motion pictures. His work has been featured in magazines in France, Italy, Spain, Australia and the U.S. Jim likes to say “You can almost smell the thirty weight motor oil, gun smoke, and cheap perfume when enjoying my art.”

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John Baechtel owns Landspeed Media Group, a publishing firm that operates automotive technical and enthusiasts web sites including Hot Rod Engine Tech dot com. He also operates Prodyne Technologies, his motorsports consulting business and his Landspeed Restorations business which preserves and restores historic race cars. John is a 40 year industry veteran, an automotive performance consultant, publisher, author, and has written over 1,300 articles. He spent 17 years at the world’s premier performance magazine supervising and building an endless stream of high performance projects including restoration of the Summers Brothers Goldenrod land speed record holder for the Henry Ford Museum. And finally he has also assumed the duties of Public Relations Director and Event Coordinator for Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout, the official FIA/FIM international world speed record event held annually on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Steve Dawson has been an accomplished professional photographer for over 30 years. He is the youngest person to be awarded the Professional Photographer of America Master of Photography Degree. He’s photographed numerous celebrities and shot for most of the biggest corporations in the world. However it is Steve’s passion for motorsports and automobiles that brings him to Cars Yeah today. For over 32 years he’s shot Formula One, CART, ISMA, Indy Car, World Sports Car, American Le Mans, Goodwood Revival, Laguna Seca Historic Races, and many other venues. His work hangs in the homes of private collectors around the world and has been featured in magazines and books. It was his 30 year friendship with Phil Hill that led him to collaborate with author Doug Nye and Phil’s son Derek Hill to create the book Inside Track, a spectacular autobiography of Phil’s life racing and his photography.

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Doug Nye, who lives in Surrey, England, is recognized as a world authority on competition cars and has been an automotive journalist and author for over 54 years. In 1963, at the age of 18 Doug went to work on the British magazine Motor Racing. He eventually became the Associate Editor and shortly thereafter, in 1968 he became a freelance writer and remains so till today. He has written for nearly every motorsport magazine and produced some 70 books on motor racing. He’s worked as a race car consultant for Bonhams Auction house, he’s a founding consultant to Goodwood Motorsports and is one of the organizers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival Meeting, and members meeting since 1992. Doug is a movie archivist, worked on TV shows, is involved in the new documentary movie ‘Ferrari: Race to Immortality’ and is on the Advisory Council of the British national Motor Museum. His involvement in motorsports goes on, and on and on.

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Derek Hill, a Santa Monica native, comes from an automotive family that has left their marks around the world. He is the son of Phil Hill, America’s first World Champion in Formula 1. Derek pursued a career in motorsports for over 10 years, taking class wins in the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, and many other driving for the factory BMW M3 Team. Today Derek is active in vintage racing and is a judge and MC at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Derek, along with award-winning motor racing historian and author Doug Nye, and American photographer Steve Dawson, have created and published an exceptional new biographical book titled Inside Track that chronicles his father Phil Hill’s racing career and features hundreds of his father’s color photographs. This massive book has been a ten-year collaboration and is now available for enthusiast to enjoy.

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Ramsey Potts joined the team of RM/Sotheby’s Specialists in early 2017 after a 25 year career in the financial services industry. His lifelong love of all things automotive began as a child watching his father collect and race British sports cars. Ramsey holds a Diploma in Automotive Service and an ASE Technician Certification from Vale Technical Institute. At RM/Sotheby’s he specializes in European marques having owned and maintained numerous examples in addition to a DeLorean DMC12. He is a member of several car clubs and has raced Porsches, BMWs, and Mazdas on the SCCA and Grand-Am circuits while remaining active in kart racing throughout the Southeast. His recent career change is a result of deciding to do what he is passionate about, work in the world of collectible automobiles.

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Kayla Randancer is a fine artist from Kalispell, Montana. She’s a self-taught, mix media artist who has a passion for capturing old, treasured classic cars, trucks, and bikes. She enjoys searching for old cars and trucks that need to be restored or uncovering parts to use on her own restoration projects. Kayla is woman who loves older vehicles and isn’t afraid of lifting the hood and getting her hands dirty.

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Jim Koscs is the President of Audamotive Communications near the Jersey shore, a company he founded in 1999. Jim’s been writing about cars since 1986 when he started with Musclecars, Vette, High-Performnce Pontiac, and High-Performance Mopar magazines. He worked in PR for BMW and Mercedes-Benz North America. He covers a wide variety of PR and marketing materials for brands including BMW, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Lexus, Jaguar, Land Rover and many others. His automotive journalism has appeared The New York Times in their “Auto Ego” column and his work’s been published by BBC Autos and he regularly contributes to Hagerty’s website and e-news. Jim is a member of the International Motor Press Association.

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Jeff Bliemeister is the Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The AACA Museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and it is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of vintage automobiles and their vast history. Jeff’s long career has included working at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and he was the Curator at the Renfrew Museum and Park and at the AACA Museum as well. You’ll discover over 120 automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles at the museum with rotating and permanent exhibits and the vehicles range from a 1895 Chicago Benton Harbor to 2000 Suzuki Hyabusa Motorcycle with a vast range of spectacular vehicles and displays in between. Their educational programs are some of the finest in the country.

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Todd Lozier is a Principal at Lochwood Lozier Custom Homes in Seattle, Washington. You may recognize Todd’s family name as it relates to automobiles. The Lozier Automobile Manufacturing company was founded in 1900 by Henry Abraham Lozier, Todd’s great, great Uncle. They built touring cars until 1915 and they were top of the line automobiles and the most expensive cars of their time. Todd owns a 1914 Lozier Model 84 as well as numerous other collectible cars and a 1953 Chris Craft runabout that his father bought new. He was an honorary judge for the Lozier Reunion at the Atlanta Concours in early October.

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Brad Littlefield is the Public Relations Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. His late father, Mert, was a supercharger manufacturer and drag racer who ran Nitro Funny Cars in the 70s and 80s winning titles in Top Alcohol Funny Cars in the 90s and 2000s. Brad earned his competition license in Alcohol Funny Cars posting a best time of 6.00 seconds and 243.96 mph in the quarter mile. Today he’s the Car Chief and Clutch Mechanic on a Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car driven by Jason Rupert, a six time Championship winner. At 11 years of age Brad started his own newsletter at the NHRA drag races launching his passion for writing and promoting. He’s worked at the National Hot Rod Association fro 11 years and his role at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca involves coordinating the media efforts for their many racing events at that iconic track in California.

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Jay Lamm is an automotive author and journalist. At age 16 Jay sold his first article--a road test of Elvis's Maserati Ghibli-- to AutoWeek magazine. He hasn't worked an honest day since, authoring 10 automotive books and countless articles for titles such as Car & Driver, Automobile, and Spy, and serving as editor-in-chief of five national magazines, including Sports Car International and Vintage Motorsport. Jay has also started three enthusiast-related companies. His current bad idea is Lemons, whose events include rallies, car shows, and an endurance-race series for cars that cost $500 or less. Jay holds nine FIA world speed records, the Guinness World Record for “Most Participants in a Car Race,” and a fair bit of disdain for car nuts who take themselves too seriously.

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John Buonanno is the President of Black Horse Garage located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company specializes in restoring and preserving the finest, exotic European and American cars and has earned every significant restoration award in the USA. John’s grandfather was a Ferrari Tifoso and his father Frank worked for Ferrari before founding Black Horse Garage in 1991. John took over the company from his father in 2006. The Garage has 60,000 square feet of space where they service, repair, restore, and store vintage automobiles. John’s mantra is to keep a personal connection between the staff and their clients while providing the utmost care and attention to every vehicle they service.

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Jase Andrews is the host of Australia’s number one four-wheel-drive and adventure shows, All 4 Adventure and All 4 Adventure Unleashed. Driven by an unquenchable love for the undiscovered regions of Australia this modern day explorer is persistent and fearless when heading out into the wild. Jase honed his skills in the Australian bush from an early age having driven across Australia six times before his mid-20s. His experience living off the land in some of the most remote and hostile parts of the country has given Jase knowledge and skills that he loves to share with others. Jase and his crew push the limits making the All 4 Adventure shows the best 4X4 adventure shows on Australian television. Audiences will be able to tune into UNLEASHED TV with a subscription via the US website as it went live on the 23rd of October.

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Rachel de Barros is the Chief Marketing Officer, Host, and Executive Producer for Gearhead Diva, a DIY car building community and network producing edu-tainment style videos for today’s social generation. She is an active contributor to a number of automotive forums, online publications, social media networks, shows, and community events. Rachel is a member of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network and SEMA Young Executives Network and is participating a number of SEMA builds this year. You’ll also see Rachel on the Velocity channel on All Girls Garage and the show Big Fuel Garage. This week I’ll be catching up with Rachel in the Covercraft booth at SEMA to talk cars and Covercraft’s new and innovative products.

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Pack Fancher is the Founder of Spookstock Foundation, a group that raises money through donations, for the surviving dependents of fallen shadow warriors via the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Pack and his team have come up with a unique fund raising effort to help fallen CIA and Special Operations personnel by building a unique automobile they call the Donovan Car. His International teammates are: Jesse Gonzalez from Street Toys of Juarez, Mexico who is the Chief builder of the Donovan Car. Michael Lightbourn is the Coordinator of the Donovan Car build and owner of MegLite Enterprises in El Paso, Texas. Sam Hard, the sponsor liaison owns Hard Up Garage in the United Kingdom. This November the car will be at SEMA and then in January the car will be auctioned off during Barrett Jackson’s Arizona event to raise monies to help Spookstock Foundation’s beneficiaries.

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Jerome van Gool entered the suspension industry in 1990 and since then he has owned several notable racing damper companies before he and his group founded Motion Control Suspension (MCS) in 2011, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in the Netherlands, Jerome has been surrounded by racing since his childhood when he dreamed of being involved in the GT Endurance and Touring cars he watched race. Numerous professional races have been won on Jerome’s work including the FIA GT and FIA Sportscar Championship, FIA ETCC and FIA WTCC Chamionship, Grand-Am and World Challenge Championship and numerous National GT, Touring, and Club Racing events around the world. With roots in racing MCS products excel in all environments from enthusiastic street driving to auto-cross, track days, club racing and far beyond.

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Aimee Shackelford is known as Petrolgirl, has combined her expertise in social media, sales, automotive, internet forums, event organization, rallies, and logistics. She is the CEO of Social Bolt, a company created to help others maintain their social media presence on the web. She is also the Director of Fun at Gold Rush Rally, an annual trendsetting celebration and one of the fastest growing social events and lifestyle brands in the automotive marketplace. And Aimee is also a Partner at Exotics on Cannery Row, an annual event that takes place on Friday during the Monterey Cars Week events. She and her team created an ideal venue for companies to showcase their products and services to a demographic passionate about high-end automobiles and modifications.

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Adams Hudson is the Founder and CEO of Hudson, Ink a company that helps contractors thrive through marketing training and coaching. However it is his significant automotive addiction, owning more than 150 cars over his 40 years of driving, that brings Adams to Cars Yeah today. He’s made money buying and selling lots of cars so his hobby paid for itself, instead of siphoning off grocery money, largely placating his patient wife. He wrote a book for Motorbooks International that was published and has penned several magazines articles and once owned a market letter for Panteras, Shelbys, and Tigers. Adams self described credentials? Product Design Chief for AMC Gremlin, Financial Advisor for Deloren, and Luggage Space Consultant for the Alfa 4.

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Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu is an avid vintage racer who has run on tracks around the world. He was a very good friend of Max Balchowsky, the builder of the legendary 1959 Old Yeller II Buick Special. Ernie has owned and raced that very same car for over 28 years. Old Yeller has been raced around the world by Ernie and with the exception of a three year rest, that car has raced continuously since it was built. He raced Formula Fords in the 1980s in SCCA and started historic racing a 1964 Shelby Cobra CS 2203 with a Le Mans Hardtop over 35 years ago including important International Historic racing events. He also races the legendary SCCA E Production “Kilpatrick” Porsche Speedster. Ernie’s career as a dentist in Las Angeles spanned decades, he is a writer and he’s written a cookbook, “Foods of the Kingdom of Bhutan” for which he received numerous awards.

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Steven Melnick, his brother Jordan Melnick, and Keith Zang are three guys from New York City who share a passion for cars that lead them to create Classic Car Chasers. While each one pursue different careers, Steven in Finance, Jordan in accounting, and Keith in advertising, it’s their love of cars that was the catalyst for creating Classic Car Chasers. Their motto, “For The Love of Classics” comes from their shared passion so they created a website where they buy, sell, and promote classic cars by featuring special automobiles on their website that they find around the world. Their hobby is rapidly growing in to a following of enthusiasts where they connect people and classic cars.

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Jeff Bloch, better known as Speedycop, has been a police officer for nearly 22 years. He's also a fun-loving car enthusiast and an adrenaline junky with a very creative and competitive spirit. Put those things together, and you get his own unique brand of automotive mayhem! As a police sergeant in DC, he rides a horse downtown, at the White House, and on the National Mall. As the captain of Speedycop & The Gang of Outlaws, he designs and builds the most unusual race cars in the 24 Hours of Lemons series. With more than two dozen Lemons builds already, he and his team keep raising the bar for creativity!

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Tim Llewellyn lives in Sussex, England and runs International Classic Car Informer.com, a new global intelligently searchable online database where people will find all sorts of goods or services for pre-1980 automobiles. He grew up with an automotive enthusiast father who enjoyed working on old cars and race cars including Bentelys, Rollses, Sunbeam, Austin, a 250 F GP Maserati and many others. Tim’s first car was a 1936 British Salmson that be started to restore when he was only 9. He is also an avid vintage racer now in his 41st year racing vintage race cars. Today Tim’s goal is to be the worlds best, most comprehensive, and easy-to-use database for professionals and amateurs by helping them sources the automotive parts they need. Classic Car Informer.com is a cost effective forum for classic car businesses helping them promote their services.

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Dr. Jim Lowe is an over-achieving yet unassuming Neurosurgeon, adventurer, and family man who has spent his life pursuing challenges of person and professional levels. He has chronicled his experiences in a series of blogs and email recollections that he has woven together in his entertaining book, World’s Fastest Neurosurgeon. He earned his degree from Harvard, served 30 years in the Marine Corps (Oorah!) and he is a surfer, competitive snowboarder, golfer, and little league coach. Jim’s ultimate athletic aspirations come in the demanding world of top-tier sports car racing. Spanning nearly a decade Jim’s run 200 mph purpose-built prototype race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. His racing has been a lesson in perseverance, chasing dreams, life balance, and setting goals.

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Daniel Verwers is the owner of Seduction Motorsports in Chandler, Arizona. He started building cars at the age of 15 but it wasn’t until he was 27 that Daniel decided to turn his car hobby in to his career. He enrolled in college when he was only 15 as an engineering and architecture major and then half way through changed to finance and business. Years later we went back to his roots and today he designs and manufactures complete Porsche replicas of the iconic 550 Spyder, 356 Speedster, and 356 Coupe while adding his custom retro styling touches and modern sports car performance parts. Daniel gets to build peoples dreams one car at a time.

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Bill Pack is an automotive photographer in Atlanta, Georgia who studied at the iconic Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His photography is influences by art and the strong graphic lines of automobiles with a focus on lighting, texture, and design. Collectors and enthusiasts around the world know Bill’s images for their elegant looks, strong graphic lines, and his ability to create art through his images. Bill was guest #745 here on Cars Yeah and is back today to talk about his newest project, a spectacular book and Kickstarter campaign titled V-12-1. This is the inaugural collection of Bill’s automotive images, curated into a magnificent coffee table book. The campaign runs from October 12, 2017 through November 12.

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Dr. Stephan Moran is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. In addition, he is certified in surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery and is an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support. Stephan is an expert in the field of head injury from auto collisions, chest computed tomography, and motor vehicle collision blunt aortic injury. He is dedicated to research on automotive safety and has worked with the Mercedes-Benz Crash Injury Research & Engineering Network Center. Volvo Cars of North America chose Dr. Moran as the lead physician in the multimedia celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 3-point seat belt at the New York Auto Show. He was also an expert witness examining the issue of seat belts in school buses following the tragic 2006 school bus accident in Huntsville, Alabama.

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David Silberkleit is Branford, Connecticut is known as the CFO, Chief Frogeye Officer at Bugeye Guy, the Bugeye Sprite Specialists. While in high school he bought his first Bugeye Sprite, way back in 1978. Fast-forward to 2007 when David founded the website bugeyeguy.com. Today, that’s where he buys, sells, builds, and restores these wonderful little British cars. In 2015 he built one of the world’s only gold metal concours Bugeye Sprite and that car was certified at the Gettysburgh Austin Healy Club Enclave. Along with cars David has a parts business as well, where he helps other Bugeye owners keep their special cars running and looking their best.

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Nick Dawes is the Vice President of Special Collections and Head of Automobilia at Heritage Auctions in New York. He has over 40 years in the business of antiques and is a specialist in bespoke mascots by Rene Lalique. After growing up in England, he has lived in New York since 1979, following a career as an antiques dealer, auctioneer, author and university professor, and a former auctioneer and Department Head at Sotheby’s.  Nick is the author of four standard works on decorative arts, most recently 'Bespoke Mascots' with photographer and past Cars Yeah guest Michael Furman.  This definitive book on the subject includes Michael Furman's photographs of all Rene Lalique glass mascots.  Nick says he "got into the automobile world through the radiator cap".  He is familiar to many from over 20 years of regular appearances as an expert appraiser on 'Antiques Roadshow' for PBS.

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Andre Bezuidenhout is an avid Porsche enthusiast who has been collecting, racing and admiring Porsches for over 4 decades now. His career is that as a Barrister in Johannesburg, South Africa and he’s practiced law his entire adult life. It was his time as a child visiting Kyalami and watching Derek Bell, David Piper, Dave Charlton, and others race that ignited his passion for cars. He’s been involved in the Porsche Club, Motorsport South Africa, and is the President of the National Court of Appeal of Motorsport South Africa. Andre has raced extensively as an amateur over the years and he is currently on an epic world tour in his 911 T/R, and should be soon in the US to attend a few classic car events.

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Mike Dunn owns Vintage German Motorcycles in Riverside, California, a business he started over ten years ago. He is one of the most respected restorers of WWII German motorcycles in the United States including BMWs, DKWs, and Zündapps. As owner/operator of the premier Zündapp Import, Sales and Service operation he is responsible a good amount of Zündapps now in existence in America. His motorcycle restorations are best of show winners and have appeared in movies and on television including Valkyrie and the History Channel. Mike travels to Europe to attend the annual Zündapp Tour and he has ridden over 8,000 km on vintage German bikes throughout Europe.

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Nathan Risch is the content Manager for The Retail Performance Company where he manages all customer experience content for BMW of North America. His past career experiences includes time at Callaway Golf, a BMW Blog contributor, and as Editor and Digital Content Management at BMW CCA Roundel. Nathan’s parents both raced hydroplanes which no doubt led to his passion for all things that go fast. Jason is a die-hard BMW fan who joined the club at 18 years of age and participates in autocross and HPDE events and as a driving instructor for the past 5 years.

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Tom Stahler is the owner of Total Recall Media in Orange County, California. He is an automotive journalist, writer, photographer, and contributor who, at eight months of age, sat in a baby stroller in Thunder Valley and watched Chuck Parsons and Skip Scott win the 1968 Road America 500. Tom has earned many awards, including the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor Award and the International Motor Press Association’s Gold Medal for his writing and photography. Tom used to race a Porsche 968 and when not chasing the next story, Tom enjoys driving other people’s race cars in vintage road racing events.

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John Benton is the owner of Benton Performance in Anaheim, California. He is a famed Porsche 911, 912 and 356 builder and restorer who prepares these iconic old Porsches for the road, the concours lawn, and for racing. His builds compete in events including historic racing and the immensely difficult La Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico, and the Peking to Paris event in Europe. John’s been wrenching on Porsche for over 33 years with the goal to create original stock cars to modified and racing applications unlocking the Porsche’s true potential. What’s John’s mantra? Saving The World One Porsche At A Time.

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Steve Darnell is the creative force behind Welder Up, an automotive shop in Las Vegas, Nevada where they build some of the wildest rat rods ever created. Beyond cars Steve also creates short films, music videos, and creative-man interior designs. Fueled by the desire to prove the naysayers wrong, Steve has always been determined to exceed everyone's expectations. Originally from Montana, Steve is a rancher turned car-artist and has built Welder Up into a very successful business. He refuses to compromise on his cars, expecting perfection out of every build and everyone on his talented and unique team. You can find Steve and his guys on Discovery channel’s hit show Vegas Rat Rods.

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Paul Ehrmann is an author whose latest book, Arc of Triumph, is emphatically a novel with automobiles at its beating heart: And it is the culmination of a passion for motorcars Paul has embraces throughout his life. While he’s worked for production companies as a script editor and a screenwriter, writing is Paul’s passion and he combines his talent with his love for the Bugatti marque. This novel is about the French Grand Prix drivers and their involvement in the Resistance during World War II. Arc of Triumph is based on the true story of these brave and selfless efforts to defeat the Nazis during their occupation of France. This is Paul’s first novel and the publisher is Coachbuilt Press where past Cars Yeah guest Michael Furman is attempting to create their first iBook.

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Eric Peterson is the Manager at Leydon Restorations in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Founded by Chris Leydon in 1973, they preserve and restore classic and vintage engines. Eric’s passion for art and crafts took him to the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. He worked as a designer where they manufactured class rings exposing him to modern manufacturing technologies including 3D design software and CNC programming of machine tools plus injection molding and 3D modeling. He’s raced a Datsun 510 in the GT3 class in SCCA on tracks including Elkhart Lake, Brainerd, and Blackhawk Farms. After meeting Chris Leydon Eric joined Leydon Restorations where he and their team combine their talents with a passion for automobiles.

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Philip Richter is the Founder and Publisher of Turtle Garage, a weekly journal focusing on collector cars and vintage motorcycles. He periodically writes for Sports Car Market magazine and is a vintage automobile and motorcycle collector. Philip is also the President and Co-Founder of Hollow Brook Wealth Management in New York City. They are an SEC registered independent wealth management firm that serves families, foundations, endowments, pension plans, and individuals. Philip enjoys horsepower from a different source and he is an avid equestrian show jumper and has campaigned his horses on the “A” show circuit for over three decades. He serves as Treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors of the Lake Placid Horse Show, Hampton Classic Horse Show, and the Unites States Equestrian Federation.

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Rod Buscher is the Founder and CEO of Blinker, a free mobile app that empowers people to buy and sell their cars easily, safely, and privately without a need for dealerships and the banks. He is a 30+ year veteran of the automotive industry who made national industry news with the sale of The John Elway Dealerships to AutoNation in 1998. In 2007 Rod established Summit Automotive Partners, an organization of 20 successful franchises employing a thousand professionals. He has created scholarship foundations for underprivileged youth and serves on the board of Colorado Uplift and has been honored by the University of Colorado, The Governor of Colorado, and people Magazine for outstanding community services.

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Bruce Sweetman is a freelance automotive writer and photographer. He's a contributing editor and photographer at Road Scholars Magazine, Excellence Magazine, and the 356 Registry Magazine—and he’s a frequent contributor to Porsche Panorama and Autoweek Magazines as well. His stories and photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Road & Track and Total 911 in addition to fine automotive books. Bruce’s clients include Automobile Manufacturers, Museums, and Private Owners. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee and on the Northern Oregon Coast.

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Peter Nam, is the founder and CEO of Vorsteiner, a company best known as a global leader in providing advanced and innovative products for high-end luxury vehicles including Lamborghini and McLaren. Recently, Peter incorporated his 14 years of experience at Vorsteiner to create Gunther Werks, a new company that specializes in using modern technology to develop its Porsche 993 400R Project. The team at Gunther Werks has worked tirelessly to retain the driving experience offered by the original 993, while updating it with the most cutting-edge technology available today. Only 25 examples of the Porsche 993 400R Project will be produced, all hand-built to each customers specifications with no two units being identical. I had the pleasure of seeing one of these builds while at The Quail last summer and it is spectacular.

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Howard Freers is a retired automotive professional and enthusiast who spent over four decades between the Chrysler Corporation and the Ford Motor Company. His career included roles in engineering, powertrain systems, electrical engineering, and many other titles as Chief Engineering and in executive roles. Howard is a Society of Automotive Engineers Fellow, a Distinguished Senior Member, an Engineering Society of Detroit Fellow, Eminent Engineer – Tau Beta Pi, and has an Honorary Doctor of Engineering via Rose Hulman. He is also a Trustee and Board of Managers – Rose Polytechnic and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Howard’s son David Freers is a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Morgan Brady is the Team Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Core Autosport. He is also the Managing Partner for Composite Resources. By combining his expertise as a leader in composite manufacturing and running racing teams Core won IMSA Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014 Core Autosport was awarded a contract from Porsche to operate all of the German brands top level racing in North America. That partnership resulted in Porsche winning the IMSA Manufacture Championship in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 Morgan expanded his sites and he acquired an interest in Composite Resources and he is focused on transforming the business in to the premier Tier-3 composites supplier to the aerospace industry.

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Wayne Long is life-long car guy whose love for cars started at the early age of 2. He would accompany his family to the SCCA races to support his Uncle who raced a Bug-eye Sprite and later a Fiat OSCA. As Wayne entered the teenage years he quenched his thirst for competition by racing Motocross. By the time Wayne finished college, and started working as a Civil Engineer, he had switched from motorcycles to cars and began Autocrossing. Wayne spent 21 years practicing Engineering before he finally got his opportunity to enter the automotive industry. Opening Mid-Atlantic Sports Cars 10 years ago, Wayne and his childhood friends, Rick and David Biafora, chased their dream. Since becoming a full-time automotive junkie Wayne has become a regular on the national auction circuit buying investment cars for his high-end clients. In addition, Wayne has become a Concours judge supporting events such as the Cortile at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix as well as the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and he is the Executive Director of the new Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance.

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Boyd Coddington Jr. grew up in his father’s hot rod shop and wheel factories learning every lug nut and bolt of the companies using the time-tested methods of “hands on / bruised knuckles”. He expanded the company’s product line helping to grow Boyds Wheels in to the largest custom billet wheel company in the world producing nearly 220,000 wheels annually. After the untimely passing of his father in 2008, Boyd acquired the Boyd Coddington trademarks and brands and started an aftermarket design studio and brand licensing company. In 2014 he founded Boyd Coddington Detail Garage, a high-end line of professional/enthusiast car care products. Carrying on his father’s hard work, dedication, and inspiration Boyd continues to grow the Boyd Coddington Companies.

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Peter Gleeson is an automotive enthusiast whose passion for cars began when he was a child growing up in South London and trips to Brands Hatch to see the races. From his meager beginnings Peter learned hard work, and over working, would get him where he wanted to be. After years of success in business, Peter has put together a unique and eclectic collection of automobiles that he shares through concours events and clubs. He has an incredible array of BMW Motorsport race cars, including the Peter Greg, Frank Stella Art Car, and the memorabilia that fits the era plus a wide variety of other marques and some bikes as well. I found Peter on the Lawn this year at Pebble Beach with his magnificent 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S. For Peter it’s about the art, the story, the history, and the people behind the cars.

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Kent Bain is the Founder and Director of Automotive Restorations in Fairfield, Connecticut. Founded in 1978, Automotive Restorations and their sister company, Vintage Racing Services, have garnered numerous awards and a reputation for quality and integrity. Their work is found at exhibits all around the globe earning notable awards from Pebble Beach to the Concorso d’Eleganza Lake Como Italy. Their Vintage Racing Services restores and prepares racing and rally cars that participate as far afield as China, New Zealand, and across the US and Europe. Kent is an active vintage racer and the winner of the SVRA’s driver of the year award in 1999. He is also a founding partner of The Collectors Car Garage and a number of other classic automotive enterprises.

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Dan Chambers is the owner of Chambers Environmental in San Diego, California, a specialty business where he combines his passion for the environment by helping his customers with their needs. Dan’s bigger passions is in the world of cars and driving fast. He’s an active Porsche Club of America time trial competitor and driving instructor. He’s served on the PCA regional board in many positions including Vice President, Autocross Chair, Tours Chari, Chief Driving Instructor, High Performance Driver Education Program to name just a few. He has earned multiple class driving awards in autocrosses and time trial as well.

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Jason Zaideman is the Founder and President of Operation Combat Bikesaver. He is a United States Army Veteran and Combat Engineer who served Prior to 9/11. Jason started his program in a shed in his back yard as a way to help veterans and first responders. The first bike project in that shed was a green KZ750. At Operation Combat Bikesaver they build bikes with heroes, for heroes, breathing life back in to tarnished motorcycles while honing the skills and minds of Veterans and First Responders from the deafening grasp of PTSD, PBI, and Depression. Participants fabricate, paint, weld, build, and resurrect bikes that were once damaged and forgotten in to something new and truly unique. Jason's father was a US Marine in Vietnam and he was the famed Rat Fink artist Randy Zaideman. His father taught Jason and his siblings how to express themselves creatively at a very early age and now Jason is passing those talents forward.

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William Edgar owns Edgar Motorsport and he has been an automotive photographer, journalist, and author since 1968. Born the son of a 1930s outboard hydroplane pilot and legendary sports car racing team owner, John Edgar, William was on-the-ground in time to witness the Fabulous Fifties’ golden age of sports car races that included Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Torrey Pines, Golden Gate Park, and the GP track his father’s financing built, Riverside International Raceway. William has made historical films and worked in live action television documentaries with racers including Mario Andretti, Sam Posey, David Hobbs, and many others. He earned the Dean Batchelor Award for his book American Sports Car Racing in the 1950’s, co-authored by Michael T. Lynch, a past Cars Yeah guest, and Ron Parravano. No doubt you’ve read his prize-winning stories and seen his photographs featured in hundreds of magazines around the world.

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Dennis Koleber has been building model cars professionally for over 31 years. I ran in to Dennis during Car Week while walking the paddock at Laguna Seca. He was carrying a very detailed model of a Ferrari F1 that I couldn’t stop admiring. He built his first model at the age of 6 and started winning contests with his builds at the age of 11. His careers over the years have ranged from teaching ballroom dancing, sales and training, time at the Coleman company, and 10 years in the Air Force as a cryptographer, but his passion is in model building. Today, Dennis is 70 years old, a 48 time national Champion in building model cars, and still builds highly detailed models for his clients around the world.

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Adrian Mitu was Cars Yeah guest number 94 back in October of 2014. He is an artist living in Bucharest, Romania who sketches and paints beautiful works of automotive art in watercolors. What started as a morning ritual, enjoying a coffee while sketching and painting, Adrian had the inspiration to use that coffee as his medium so he dipped his artist’s brush in his espresso he discovered a new technique. Since then he’s created thousands of paintings and traveled to many countries sharing and exhibiting his art. His business is titled Aquarelief and you can enjoy seeing his art on his Facebook page. Plus Adrian has been married since we last spoke so congratulations to the bride and groom.

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Christi Schimpke is a jewelry artist who founded Crash where she uses the cast off sheet metal of crashed exotic cars to form her beautiful jewelry. She has a master’s degree in Renaissance Art and worked for years at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. A metalsmithing class set her on a course to start her own jewelry business that she called Minabea, named after her grandmother. Christi’s husband Dan owns the Beverly Coachcraft collision repair shop where they repair new cars with an emphasis on high-end luxury marques. Seeing the damaged parts of Porsche’s, Maserati’s, Bentley’s and others Christi got an idea and Crash was born from the mangled parts of once beautifully crafted parts in to pieces of jewelry that is reimagined and made new again.

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Erik Lunseth and Caroline Connor just launched a new, and free, car enthusiast app titled Pedal. The mantra at Pedal is Passion for what moves you. The Pedal app is a social networking community for the motoring enthusiast. Erik spent the last 17 years in the financial services industry and he has served as a board member for the Gasparilla International Film Festival and co-founded the Skyway Film Festival where he is the Executive Director. He is also a writer and an actor with a life long passion for cars and the automotive industry. Caroline has spent 16 years on the film and television industry in all areas of production. She has produced numerous films and she’s written and directed an award winning short film.

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Jeffrey Einhorn, a Manhattan attorney and partner at the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman, has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with driving, restoring, collecting and racing vintage cars. He has been a member of the Former Glory Racing Team of Connecticut since its near inception, which presently fields a 1964 Austin Healey 3000 in races throughout the Eastern Seaboard, and has been a fixture at vintage automobile auctions, shows and races throughout the United States. In 2016, Jeff co-founded The Bridge, an exclusive vintage exhibition at the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit featuring some of the world's most rare post-war sports and racing vehicles on an annual basis. He followed up on his success with The Bridge by creating Bridgehampton Cars and Coffee, a public event set to debut on September 17, 2017 in downtown Bridgehampton featuring classic cars, fine wine and some of New York's top food purveyors. Starting in 2017, Jeff became the chief of judges for the Americana Manhasset Concours in Long Island. 

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Nate Boyer is the owner of Kultured Customs, a top-of-the-line restoration shop in Gardner Kansas. He and his talented team have forged a reputation for immaculate restorations to high-end custom builds and have grown from humble beginnings to become an award-winning shop in the forefront of the collector car world. Seeing a need in the market for rentable workspaces, Nate expanded and opened the Dog House community garage. In the Dog House Nate offers enthusiasts space, tools, and the expertise of the Kultured Customs crew. He also partners with builders, trading labor and parts for a cut of the profits from their sales. A skilled builder and a bold entrepreneur, Nate is exactly the kind of shepherd his Dog House needs.

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What initially started out as an attempt to cheer up a sick friend ended up inspiring thousands around the world when John Nikas and a 1953 Austin-Healey 100 – known as Grace – covered more than 300,000 miles visiting children and adults afflicted with cancer. Beset by daily mechanical difficulties and traveling through heat, hail, rain and snow, Grace became a rolling metaphor for people struggling with the terrible disease.

Rusting badly by the hour, sagging on tired springs, and covering almost a 1000-miles per day, Grace and John spread their message of hope and resilience across the country, refusing to give in to the daily obstacles that appeared in their path. As John once explained, “sometimes we don’t have the luxury of going forward when things are great; sometimes we have to sally forth when things are falling apart – physically, emotionally or financially. The key is to press on regardless – even when the night is dark, the wind is cold, and the oil pressure is falling into the single digits.”

The journey received worldwide press coverage, including national and local television features and profiles in the Extra, New York Times and USA Today. Today, Grace appears at museums across the country, while other Drive Away Cancer cars have assumed the mantle of visiting children to bring some light – and oil leaks – into their lives.

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John Nikas has dedicated his life to British sports cars, which has seen him own and race models from most of the country’s great marques. Born into an Anglophile household, he learned to clean oil spots and diagnose electrical gremlins from a young age, which has served him well in later life. As an accomplished vintage racer, he has collected multiple class championships and special awards from his time behind the wheel of various Austin-Healeys, Jaguars, and Triumphs. The overall champion of the Mille Miglia North America Tribute in an Austin-Healey 100, John’s unlikely victory was featured in a television special that aired on the Bravo Channel. John has authored several books on a number of automotive subjects, including the critically acclaimed Rule Britannia – When British Sports Cars Saved a Nation, not to mention hundreds of articles and columns for various publications and websites. A frequent speaker and panelist at automotive events, he is particularly known for his entertaining opinions on automotive evolution and history, as well as the future of classic cars in the 21st Century.

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Marco Borraccino is the Managing Director and Co-Founder at Singer Reimagined Watch Company in their Geneva Switzerland office. Marco’s career has been in the design consulting business, specifically in product design of luxury products, timepieces, consumer electronics, and leather goods. He spent time at the Geneva School of Art and Design and was responsible for the creation and the set up of the Chair in Watch Design. At Singer Marco has helped create the first Singer Chronograph Reimagined. It is a take on the sports Chronos from the 60s with a completely new approach to the movement and design with the help of master watch builder Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.

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Scott Nelles is an artist who has worked in cast bronze for over three decades. He designs and creates everything from decorative art to toys and his work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design, and superb control of his medium using the timeless methods of sand casting and hand finishing his work. His foundry and studio are in northern Michigan. Scott pulls his inspired from the natural world and its creatures. His inspiration is also derived from his childhood in Detroit and his automotive, ship, boat, and airplane sculptures combine beauty, strength, and a little or a lot of whimsy. His work has been exhibited worldwide and I’m proud to say I have one of his pieces on display in my home, his Land Speed Racer sculpture.

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David Freers has been a professional photographer for over 24 years. You’ve seen his work in a number of publications including Motor Trend, Motor Trend Classic, Truck Trend, Hot Rod Magazine and he has shot over 30 magazine covers. He coordinates all the photography for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and one of his many clients is the Ford Motor Company where he has shot for over 16 years. David travels across the United States and internationally to captures his images of automobiles. You find him in his studio, or on location, laying on the ground in dirt to capture a shot, or in the back of chase car on the track or a back road, and even in helicopters hanging out the door. David’s work will be featured in the soon-to-be released book, Goldenrod: The Resurrection of America’s Speed King by John Baechtel.

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Kristen Hall-Geisler is a freelance automotive journalist and book editor living in Portland, Oregon. She's honed her research and interviewing skills for the New York Times, TechCrunch, How Stuff Works, Popular Science, US News & World Report, Sports Car Market, and many more. There are few things she likes better than falling down the rabbit hole of research and emerging with a book or article that others find useful and—she hopes—entertaining while still being based on solid sources. She is the author of the recently published monograph Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories.

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Darren Frank is the National Account Executive for Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines. He’s worked in advertising and sales for over 36 years and was VP of Sales at the New York Times. When he moved in to the collector car hobby and began working with Sports Car Market three years ago, it changed his life being able to integrate his passion for cars in to his vocation. Combining his passion with his job feels like he’s never at work and business trips now consist of venues including Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel by the Sea, Scottsdale, Amelia Island, Hilton Head, and SEMA in Las Vegas. Regular listeners will remember the Editor-in-Chief, of these fine publications, Keith Martin and his daughter have been guests on Cars Yeah.

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Brad Mcrae is the Founder of Authentic Details in Austin, Texas. His mission is to bring that new car feeling back to owners and teach them the simple ways to maintain the value of their automobiles. Brad is a vehicle transformation specialist with a focus on exotics, daily drivers, show cars, and more with a talent for paint correction. Brad is a life long auto enthusiast and his friends and customers say a perfectionist in automotive appearance. As a kid he restored anything he could his hands on from his hot wheels to his BMX bikes. After a career in the corporate world Brad decided to make the jump and do what he loves and focus full time on his detailing business, something he had been doing on the side for years. His is a modern approach to a detail shop focused on perfections and protection.

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Kyle McCullough is the Founder and CEO of Vexen Motors in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vexen Motors is an industry disruptor with a mission to dramatically impact the efforts of climate change. Instead of simply reducing carbon emissions, Kyle plans on removing carbon emission from the atmosphere in multiple industries. Specializing in carbon-negative technology, Vexen focus is on renewable energy. Kyle’s mission is to create a vehicle that is carbon negative meaning it actually removes harmful emissions from the atmosphere. His goal is to be a major player in the ecological harmony of our planet. Regular Cars Yeah listeners will remember guest Bruce Dietzen and his company Renew Sports Cars and his vehicle made from cannabis hemp. Kyle is working with Bruce as well.

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Lewis Furguson is the Education Program Director at the World of Speed Museum in Willsonville, Oregon. Regular listeners of Cars Yeah will remember I had David Schaeffer, the museum’s Director and Ron Huegli, the Curator on Cars Yeah in December of 2015. The museum encompasses many aspects of motorsports including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open-wheel cars, NASCAR, and hydroplanes. Lewis oversees the museums programs designed for students. They team up with high schools to teach children the fundamentals of automobiles by allowing them to work on cars. They earn high school and college credits and learn valuable hands-on experience. Lewis’ goal is to introduce the next generation to opportunities in the automotive industry.regon.

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Rick Houston is a veteran journalist with 25 plus years of experience. He’s produced countless bylines for a variety of publications and websites and he’s authored nine books. His latest book, Dale vs Daytona: The Intimidator’s Quest to Win the Great American Race has just been published by Car Tech Books. It’s the detailed chronicled events about Dale Earnhardt’s attempts to win the Daytona 500. Rick has covered NASCAR since 1991 and was the Busch Series editor to NASCAR Winston Cup Scene. Rick’s authored numerous books on NASCAR including NASCARS’s Greatest Race: The 1992 Hooters 500. Rick has a fascination with ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things and has authored books on racing, and the human spaceflight program.

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Murray Smith is the Festival Chairman at the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival that takes place at the historic Lime Rock Park race track in Lakeville, Connecticut during Labor Day weekend. Now in its 35th year, it’s five days of events including a concours, parade, a gathering of the marques, an auction, and vintage racing. This year famed British driver Richard Attwood is the Honored guest for the Historic Festival. Murray was born in Scotland and ran a successful career in advertising helping clients from around the world. His enthusiasm with cars has been life long. He is a member of the BRDC and the RRDC and has raced and rallied in both modern and historic cars around the world. He’s owned numerous historic automobiles including: Porsche RSK, RS60, F2, 917, Maserati 250F Birdcage and 300S and today he drives Morgans, Porsches, and a pre 1930 Austin Seven.

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Tom Cotter is an accomplished author who wrote the icon six-book series on barn finds starting with The Cobra in the Barn. He’s a long time magazine contributor and travels around the country looking for cool cars and writing stories. Michael Alan Ross is an automotive photographer who has taken his passion and love for car design and carved out a career photographing the cars and people that define the industry. His work is featured in a wide range of advertising and editorial in the U.S. and Europe. Tom and Michael have collaborated and created a new book titled Motor City Barn Finds, Detroit’s Lost Collector Cars published by our friends at Motorbooks where Zack Miller runs the company, another past Cars Yeah guest. This isn’t the first time these two have been on a road trip. They have created several other books including Barn Find Road Trip, Rockin' Garages, and Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip.

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