Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Rick Love is the Executive Vice President at Vintage Air in San Antonio, Texas. Known as the “World’s fastest air conditioning company” their goal is to provide owners of street rods, sport trucks, and performance cars with the finest air conditioning components available. Rick has been involved in the hot rod industry since the late 70s when he built his first hot rod, a 1940 Chevy Coupe. Early on he became a dealer for Vintage Air as a small business owner wiring and installing a/c systems. He’s been with Vintage Air since 1998. Today he drives a 1939 Ford Deluxe coupe, a car he built in 1984 and he has driven that car over 180,000 miles. He also owns a Pro Touring ’72 Camaro RS and a ’32 Ford 5-window coupe.

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Randy Owens is a world renowned automotive artist whose vibrant colors, clean form, and crisp edges have excited enthusiasts and collectors for decades. After being introduced to auto racing in 1978 Randy began making serigraphs of motor racing subjects in his own unique style. He has produced over 300 handmade editions and has signed his name to more original pieces of art than any other automotive artist in history. He has staged over 200 exhibitions in five countries and his art hangs in museums and private collections around the globe. Randy has created event posters for Gran Prix races and events from Indianapolis to Bahrain.

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Chris Vallone is the owner of Classic VW Bugs in Congers, New York. He has created a global following with his vintage VW Bug restorations and his “How To Restoration” video tips educating enthusiasts around the world. Chris has earned numerous awards with his beautifully restored VWs including being accepted as the first bug ever to the Fairfield Concours d’Elegance. His cars have also been on the lawns of The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the Limerock Concours and the Hemmings Concours. His restorations have appeared in Hot VW Magazine, Aircooled Classics Magazine, VolksWorld, Fox News, USA Today, and the Journal News. He also worked on collector and celebrity Jerry Seinfeld’s 1956 Oval VW.

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Eddie Harris is a Pacific Northwest Artist whose art literally saved him as a child. Born in to severe poverty, art was a way to distract his mind and hide his constant hunger as he and his siblings suffered from malnutrition. At 10 years old he weighed only 37 pounds. At 15 Eddie won an art scholarship to the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Art Center. Later he landed his first professional job at Hanna-Barbera and later he worked for Jay Orhberg Hollywood Cars. His life long love affair for art and anything that runs on fossil fuel has kept him going. These days he’s created art for some of the most famous names in the automotive industry.

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Matt Covert is the founder of Racers HQ Magazine, a publication for aspiring racers. His company proudly gives monetary sponsorships to grassroots racing drivers to help them in the early stages of their racing careers. In addition to being a publisher and entrepreneur, Matt is also a championship autocrosser and professional stunt driver for film, TV, and live entertainment. On his Racer HQ podcast Matt shares everything he knows about autocrossing, racing, stunt driving, vehicle dynamics, and skill techniques and strategies to help you on the street and track.

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Karen Sundstrom is a Finance Specialist at Putnam Leasing in Orange County, California. Since 1983 Putnam Leasing has been designing leases for automotive enthusiasts by providing multiple financial options for collector cars and exotics. Karen was born with petrol in her veins and she turned her passion for cars in to a career. Her first doll, was of course a Ferrari Barbie. You’ll find her at numerous auctions, car shows, concours events, cars and coffee, and anywhere there are cars and enthusiasts. Karen is known as the “Queen of Leasing!” This year she is busy planning a Dream Rides 4 Kids.

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Todd Deeken is the co-host and co-creator of Everyday Driver, a YouTube show that focuses on helping people find fun-to-drive cars that are both usable and affordable. Along with YouTube Everyday Drive is also a top ranked podcast and content on Velocity. Todd is the primary director and editor for the show and he can often be found behind the camera directing and writing scripts. He spent 15 years in Hollywood enjoying a career in filmmaking but his true passion is driving fun cars from every day drivers to exotic supercars. Twice a week he joins his buddy and co-host Paul Schmucker on The Car Debate podcast.

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José Romão de Sousa lives in Porto, Portugal. His career spans decades in the manufacturing industry in specialty chemicals and today he is a non-executive Chairman of a number of group and associated companies. Outside of a successful career, his passion is participating in classic automobile tours and rallies. Since 1999, José has driven in over three dozen events spanning the world including: Argentina, Italy, Cuba, China, Brazil, India, and many more on practically every continent. He’s driven Aston Martins, Jaguars, Alvis Speeds, MGs and many other in epic adventures. In 2017 he’ll participate in 7 events around the globe. Recently he has devoted time to setting up the Romão de Sousa Foundation to help people with sever mental health problems.

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Ahmet Ongun lives in Istanbul, Turkey and is an international rally competitor who holds the title of “Turkish Champion for Classic Sporting” for 2008 and 2009. He has competed in the Peking to Paris rally and is the founding Chairman of the Turkish Classic Automobile Club and the Porsche Club of Istanbul. His professional career began as the Director of Ganmount Group of Companies in London from 1974 through 1992. While in London Ahmet founded Gantek, one of the leading Information and Communications Companies in Turkey. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Gantek Group since 1992.

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Don Rose is an Automotive Specialist for RM Auctions/Sotheby's operating out of the Boston area. He joined RM in 2006 after years of trading classic and sports cars as a noted importer of European Classics while living in London. He specialized in sports and GT cars and is participating in the relatively new area of Japanese collector cars. An avid participant of road rally events and hill climbs Don has also raced his ex-Peter Lovely Lotus Eleven. He is a collector and loves all things Bond, James Bond and was the lead when the DB5 007 Goldfinger film car sold in 2010. He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Aston Martin Owners Club of North America and was the founding editor of the club magazine, The Vantage Point.

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Chris Dunlop, aka Pinstripe Chris is an automotive artist and designer based out of Southern California. He began his career in the auto-body/paint side of custom car restorations and migrated to art and design. He works in pen, marker, airbrush, acrylic paint, and uses digital artwork to create his unique pieces. He has several different styles depending upon the genre of automobile he is illustrating. Chris has been a guest on Jay Leno’s Garage and you’ll find his art in many automotive magazines. His art is available as bespoke commissions, digital renderings, or as limited run archival prints on his website.

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Shelby Hall is a Professional Driver, Trainer, Event Facilitator, and Spokesperson at the Rod Hall Racing team. She spent seven years as the Administrator of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and she’s the Event Director of Rod Hall DRIVE organizing dynamic 4X4 events for clients around the world. Shelby has been off-roading since her grandfather, off road racing legend Rod Hall, introduced her to the sport as soon as she was able to reach the steering wheel. Over the past four years she has competed in numerous endurance races including: The Baja 1000 and the inaugural all-female Rebelle Rally where she traveled over 1,200 miles on a 7-day trek. 

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Brian Linn is a weekend race warrior. He’s figured out how to pull this off while having a job, and a family, outside of racing and do it with wins at an intense national level. Brian raced a 1972 MG Midget in both HP and FP at the 2016 SCCA Runoffs. Running in two classes, with one car, is no easy feat. That culminated in earning the Sunoco Hard Charger Award in FP and then the SCCA President’s Cup award for the best performance at the Runoffs. His father was a racer and Brian’s raced since his teens in cars including a Sprite, Spec Miata, Lotus 7, Honda CRX, and his MG Midget. Brian is also a talented artist who created digital paintings of automobiles and race cars in his spare time.

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Michael Paul Smith is a photographer who plays with model cars. His long career includes the advertising field where he was an art director, a textbook illustrator, a newspaper editorial artist, a museum display designer, and a model maker. Since retiring Michael has created Elgin Park, a miniature town where he builds scenes using vintage model cars and buildings of which he then photographs to create realistic images that go back in time. His 1/24 scale recreations are of everyday America from the mid-20th century ranging from the 1920s to the mid-1960s. The details are incredible and no Photoshop is used to create his timeless images.

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Dave Buckholz is the owner and driver at Two Tools Racing where he’s figured out how to wrap his passion for the Porsche marque and sports car racing in to his life. When he’s not racing Dave is an Area Sales Manager for Fleet and Commercial with General Motors. He’s a member of the Porsche Owners Club and a GT5 Time Attack Driver and a licensed Time Attack and Performance Driving School Instructor.

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ob Fuller is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, an annual event held at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Since 1996 Keels & Wheels has become the largest classic automobile and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. You’ll enjoy an average of 200 classic cars and 100 of the most beautiful wooden boats from around the country. Bob is also a concours judge for other major events including Amelia Island Concours, the Hilton Head Concours, and St. Johns Concours. Keels & Wheels has raised over $1 Million for charities. Bob is a retired Naval Aviator and had a successful career in the management recruiting business.

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Steve Ford has the coolest domain possible, TheCarGuy.com. He trademarked that title back in 1985 when he was a radio news featured broadcaster covering automotive consumer news and car tips. He’s worked in advertising, public relations, journalism, television, radio, magazines, and speaking engagements. Along the way he added teaching in the evenings at a community college and that grew to a position as an automotive technician-trainer for General Motors plus he is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. Steve hosted on the television show Talk 2 DIY Automotive. Steve also volunteers in support of Youth, Cars & Hands-On Career helping students see opportunities in the automotive industry.

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Jeff Cox is the President at Colors On Parade, a company that was launched in 2006. The company is the original body shop on wheels. The franchise provides on-location paint-less dent repair, body repair, windshield repair and replacement, headlight restoration, surface protection, paint chip repair, and interior repair. Their mobile service trucks operate in 50 cities around the country and offer an owner/franchise opportunity to their partners. Jeff’s passions include restoring old motorcycles and cars including his Harley Davidson or his ’55 Chevy Truck and ’65 Impala.

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Ruba Jurdi is the Founder and CEO of the Rally Royale otherwise known as your Passport to Paradise. She and her team provide premium automotive rally event management services. Whether you are an individual hoping to join a planned event or a club seeking to take your members on an unforgettable journey, or a business providing customers or associates with a trip of their lifetime, Rally Royale can make it happen. They plan rallies, lodging, receptions, galas, video, and photography in Europe and far away places including Oman, New Zealand, or anywhere on the planet.

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Mike Pennington is the Global Director of Training and Consumer Relations for Meguiar’s, the world’ leading surface care company. He oversees the company’s technical training programs and Customer Care Center. He also works closely with their R&D department to help study and develop new car care products. He heads training for outside sales staff and conducts a wide variety of hands on classes to teach and train users on the entire Meguiar’s surface care brand. Today he is here to share some of the new products that are available from Meguiar’s.

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