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Dan Taylor is the Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, an annual event now in its 35th year that takes place in Schenley Park and the surrounding Pittsburgh areas. This is Dan’s second year as CEO where his responsibilities range from pounding in stakes for the snow fence to sitting in the board room deciding on how monies to be allocated. Dan is a hands-on kind of guy whom overseas the entire event that includes over 1,200 volunteers. This 10 plus day event includes vintage racing, many car shows, a black tie gala, tours, a jet party, and much, much more. Dan is the President at Jerry Taylor Ford, a family run business that’s been operating in Grove City, Pennsylvania since 1968. Dan is also the Chairman of the Ford Dealer Council representing over 1,900 Ford dealerships across the country.

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John Putzier is the CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Auto Dealers Association. The GPADA is a metro dealer association representing over 200 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Western Pennsylvania. John and his team are the Presenting Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. For over 25 years John has worked in private practice as a consultant in process and people improvement, primarily in the automotive sector. His first client was Saturn back in 1985 before they broke ground. By 2010 he was a bit road weary and tired of living out of a suitcase and had the opportunity to use his turnaround talents with the GPADA. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is 10+ days of automotive events, car shows, racing, a black tie gala, a jet center party, tours, and much, much more.

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Ted Sohier is a member of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Executive Committee. It’s an annual event now in its 35th year that takes place July 7 through the 15. He is a retired career broadcaster in radio and television who is also a lifelong automotive enthusiast. Ted began competing in SCCA autocross and moved to road racing earning a National license and winning several minor championships in the Northeast driving a Showroom Stock B, Chevy Citation in the early 80s. Ted got involved in the PVGP at the beginning to help run the race as an announcer and today he is the event’s Chief Announcer. He and a huge team help make the event a reality and they raise monies for local charities. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is 10+ days of automotive events, car shows, racing, and much, much more.

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Bernie Martin is the Founder and President of Rapid Production Marketing in Pittsburgh. It’s a branding and consulting agency that develops strategies and tactical implementation. A long time resident of Pittsburgh, Bernie has combines his passion for cars and in 2009 created The Cortile in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix week. The Cortile takes place at the Bob O’Conner Gold Course at Shenley Park. It is a unique car show as it is one of the few events during the race weekend managed by the PVGP Association. Most of the other car marque shows are managed by the individual car clubs. As the Managing Director of the event Bernie and his team bring a wide range of Italian marque cars to this very special show with this year’s highlight being Alfa Romeo.

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Spike Feresten is the co-CEO at Hangar 56 Media. He is a past Automotive Emoter at Esquire Network where he had three successful seasons on the TV show Car Matchmaker. He is a former presenter at FOX Television Studios, he was a Writer/Producer at the TV show Seinfeld where he earned three Emmy nominations, and on Late Night with David Letterman where he earned five Emmy nominations. Today Spike is launching a new project, it’s a cars and comedy podcast titled Spike’s Car Radio. He records live from the porch of his favorite breakfast spot, the Malibu Kitchen, from 10:00 AM till noon on Sundays, where you’ll frequently see one of his cool old cars parked about front. He’ll answer all of your Car Matchmaking questions and talk about cars over a cup of coffee and a tasty breakfast.

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Richard Webb is an automotive artist whose passion for design, the romance of classic cars, and race cars is reflected in his paintings and drawings. He’s owned over 374 classic cars in his life and while he’s tried retiring a few time, Richard quickly discovered painting to be his encore career. His art begins as a design process with meticulous attention to composition, the backdrop, landscapes, architectural icons, and detail in his automotive subject matter. Mostly working with acrylic paint he mixes sand, modeling paste, epoxy, and sometimes deep set wood panels to create his images. In addition to painting on canvas he’s been knows to use nontraditional surfaces including surfboards, doors, and barn wood. While most of his work is easily recognizable Richard has painted abstracts, portraits, and landscapes as well. Richard has been commissioned by art collectors, auto aficionados, and major global brands. His work can be found in the homes and businesses of art collectors worldwide.

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Doug Hansen is a General Partner at H&H Motors in the Silicon Valley, California. H&H Motors is an auto and power sport dealership Doug and his business partner have owned and operated for over 15 years. Doug’s a life long automotive enthusiast who has driven thousands of cars, motorcycles, carts, and quads. He’s raced at Altamont/Sears Point and at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows California in the 24 hours of Lemons and the Chump Car races.

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Megan Gilkes is a 16 year old racer from Richmond Hill, Canada who’s been in the driver’s seat since the age of nine. She started with karting and won the Barbados 2011 Easykart 60cc half-season championship. A crash and recovery kept her off the track in 2012 through 2014 but she was back at it in 2015 winning multiple races in the Ottowa Challenge Karting Series. Last year she graduated the Skip Barber Racing School and became a member of Dare To Be Different and competed in her first real race car in a Miller Oils F1200 at Mosport. By her fourth race she earned a second place in the US Majors series and today competes in a Formula Vee at Mosport, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the Vallis Motor Sport team. This summer she’ll run in South Africa and Brazil with the Challenge Cup Series.

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Mark Pribanic is a vintage car enthusiast who lives in Neptune Beach, Florida. Unlike many car collectors, Mark drives his 1958 Porsche 356 and Brumos Porsche race inspired 1958 VW bus daily. We’re talking over 275,000 miles through 33 states over 19 years of ownership. For over six years he has organized the Bulli Brigade Vintage VW bus event where the mission is to promote and preserve 1967 and earlier split-window VW bus enthusiasts. Mark is an entrepreneur and owns a catering business and when he’s not working you’ll find him at IMSA road races, HSR Road Races, at vintage Porsche events or traveling around the USA in his number 59, Brumos tribute race bus or his 356 Porsche.

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Matt Davies is a Digital Marketing Brand Manager and Social Media Manager and currently acts as the eMarketing Specialist at 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division or AAD for short in Minneapolis, MN. For the past seven years Matt has focused on the automotive aftermarket in the digital marketing space working with multiple brands for the U.S. market. His daily focus is online strategy, content generation, ad placement, and digital program management. Before moving to Minneapolis Matt lived in Asia for over six years as a global sales manager providing him with a worldly perspective on the market. A current event he’s passionate about today is is the 3M Car Guys for United Way where Chip Foose and Barry Meguire, a past Cars Yeah guest, will be on hand along with a multitude of cool rides. The event’s on June 23 and is hosted by the AutoMotorPlex in Minneapolis.

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