Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

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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