Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Jim Cantrell is an American entrepreneur, mechanical engineer, and road racer. He is CEO and co-founder of Vector Launch, Inc.  After working at the French Space Agency CNES (Centre Nationale D’Etudes Spatiales) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, he worked as an independent consultant to aerospace companies for fifteen years and was on the founding teams of SpaceX and Moon Express.  Jim received the NASA Innovation Award for Mars Balloon Technology in 1989. He is also the author of twenty technical papers. Jim also participates in road racing and has run in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill at Thunderhill Raceway and he’s raced in the 24 Hours of Daytona Classic. In 2005, he founded Vintage Exotics Competition Engineering, which designs and restores race cars.

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Ed Greco has been the poster and event artist for the Carmel Mission Classic. He spent the bulk of his career as the owner of a marketing agency with the emphasis on advertising and collateral production for companies both nationally and internationally. His scope of work included assignments in TV and corporate image film production, animation, art direction, illustrating and cartooning. With several national awards, his work is displayed in the U.S. as well as Europe and the Middle East. Though retired from the agency world, Mr. Greco remains active as a consultant and gallery artist with special emphasis on commission assignments for personalized art projects.

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Hilary Noack is the Owner of Ink N Iron, a shop specializing in classic car restoration, custom work, and empowering women. Her business is an all-female, auto body repair shop where she also encourages the next generation of female techs through teaching. Hilary got into the trade at the age of 17 and while attending trade school, she was the only woman in her classes throughout her school years. Knowing she would one day have her own shop, she set out to make it different than her competition, all the while noticing more women were entering the trade. After hearing their stories of struggle and discrimination and how they overcame those challenges working in a male-dominated field, she was inspired. After running an IndieGoGo campaign to fund her startup she hit the ground running and Ink N Iron opened the doors in April of 2015.

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Rod Egan is the Owner and Chief Auctioneer at Worldwide Auctioneers. He has managed some of the largest auctions and collections in North America and held senior positions at a number of the world's leading auction houses. Having sold over $3 billion of assets over the past 30 years, both privately and at auction, he is among an elite group of auctioneers to have overseen major asset transfers at that level. Rod specializes in the valuation of vintage automobiles and is always accessible to collectors, also overseeing Worldwide's private sales division. An avid collector himself, Rod has extensive knowledge of pre-war European and American classics and sports cars. When not on the auction podium you will often find him enjoying Concours and club events, road rallies and tours, throughout North America and Europe.

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Mike Vietro, aka Corvette Mike, founded Corvette Mike in 1982 and over the decades, he has earned a reputation of unsurpassed integrity and expertise while becoming one of the world’s leading classic and sports car dealers. Mike is known as “The Leader of the Pack” in dealing in Corvettes, classics and American muscle cars, as well as exotic imports such as Ferrari, Porsche, and Jaguar. Corvette Mike is your one-stop for your classic car collection and sports car needs.

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John D’Agostino is the owner of Celebrity Kustoms / D’Agostino Kustoms in Discovery Bay, California. Born in Pittsburgh, John got into building and customizing model cars when he was a child. Inspired by the works of Barris, Winfield, Hines, Starbird, and Watson, John embarked on a lifelong journey of designing and building custom cars. He’s become an icon in the world of customs with numerous awards so extensive that they rival anyone in the business. He’s a prolific builder and his builds are in private collections and museums around the world.

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Don Weberg is the Editor, Publisher, and Founder of Garage Style, a quarterly published magazine and monthly digital newsletter devoted entirely to the lifestyles of automotive collectors and automotive enthusiasts. Featuring a number of decked-out garages every issue, Garage Style also highlights automotive collectibles, automobilia, petroliana, neon, porcelain and various items that enhance garages such as workbenches, tool chests, flooring, doors, and much more.    Garage Style Magazine aims to bring the community together and inspire homeowners, car guys or not, to embrace, amplify, and enjoy what is normally the largest room in the house - the garage.  An enthusiast his entire life, Don's enthusiasm for all things automotive shines through in each issue.

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Frank Dipaola is the Founder/Creator and Event Chairman of the Carmel Mission Classic, now in its seventh year which takes place during Car Week in Carmel by the Sea, California at the Carmel Mission. 100% of the net proceeds from his event go to charities. Frank is a 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, an undercover narco cop whose undercover name was Frankie Apollo, and he was a detective and patrol officer as well. He created the LAPD Juvenile Impact Gang Diversion Program helping re-direct over 10,000 at-risk youth from a life of crime. He was a Juvenile Justice appointee of the California Governor and he authored his autobiography titled From Hell To Hail Mary: A Cop's Story. He has also appeared on numerous television shows. Frank is also an active shooter work place violence instructor with M.C. Kimball and Associates.

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Rob Waller is a Sales and Leasing Consultant with Kuni Lexus of Portland, in Portland, Oregon. He has been with Lexus of Portland for almost 4 years now. Prior to April of this year, Rob gained experience as a Lexus Technology and Delivery Specialist, supporting new and existing Lexus owners in understanding how to utilize and operate the various features, technology, and services integrated within their Lexus automobiles. Previous to this, Rob operated as a Client Care Specialist within the dealership’s Sales Business Development Center.  Originally from the Motor City of Detroit, Michigan, Rob visited Oregon for the first time on a one-week vacation twenty-two years ago and has been living in Portland ever since. Kuni Lexus of Portland is a key sponsor for the Forest Grove Concours taking place July 21.

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David Charvet is the founder of Charvet Classic Cars where for over 15 years he has sold classic and vintage automobiles. Several years ago he branched out into selling car collectors' estates that include automobiles, automotive memorabilia, Petroliana, and other auto-related items that collector amass over their lifetime. In his previous careers, David was a performing magician and he is known as one of the foremost historians in the world of magic. He’s authored over a dozen books about magic’s practitioners and his writings have garnered multiple awards. For over 40 years David performed magic around the world. David is a long-time judge at the Forest Grove Concours, now in its 47th year taking place on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. 

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Andreas Werner is the Founder and Designer of Herrenfahrt, a premium car care brand, and a group of products. Born in the Black Forrest in Southern Germany, Andreas discovered his passion for classic cars and captured that enthusiasm in creating a specialty line of car care. What began as a wax formula quickly grew into a complete line of products that focus on outstanding functionality, understated excellence, and exclusive design. All this was created around the name Herrenfahrt, a German word used to describe “Men’s Drivers”, car owners who managed and cared for their own cars, many of which were race car drivers, amateur athletes, and enthusiasts. You can find Herrenfahrt at Esoteric Car Care in Ohio, and that’s where I met Andreas at their open house event earlier this year. 

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Martin Port has worked in automotive publishing for 18 years and is an author, art editor, freelance writer, and photographer. He is the Art Editor for Classic & Sports Car Magazine, writes and shoots photography for Classic Land Rover magazine, and is the editor for Built 2 Last Magazine. Martin also writes for the Land Rover Series 2 Club magazine. His latest book is Mini Scrapbook – 60 Years of a British Icon published by Porter Press International in the U.K. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini, a little car that made a big impact. This is the latest in a Scrapbook Series from Philip and Julie Porter at Porter Press. Martin has also worked as the Art Editor for Liverpool Football Club Matchday magazine and the official McLaren F1 team magazine as well. 

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Eric ‘Spook’ LeClair is what happens when you cross an Engineer with an Artist.  A vintage steel restoration guru with a passion for paint, Spook dreamed of Airkooled Kustoms long before opening the shop, located in Hazel Green, in 2004. The mastermind behind the proprietary processes that yield Darkside dubs that Volkswagen and Porsche enthusiasts drool over, Spook doesn’t do anything halfway. Raised in California and transplanted to Alabama; he doesn't exactly blend in, but he's an adaptable fellow. He also has a new book out, How To Restore Your Volkswagen Beetle.

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Cara Adams is the Chief Engineer and Manager of Race Tire Engineering at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. She has over a decade of race tire engineering and development experience. Today she is responsible for overseeing all design, development, and track-side support of Firestone race tires used in the NTT IndyCar® Series. Cara also serves on the boards of several community organizations as Secretary for the Akron section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a board member of Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Services and with Akron Public School’s Project Lead the Way, a pre-Engineering program for high school students. She has earned multiple awards and was recently selected to be in the Inaugural Akron Urban League’s Academy of Leaders. As if she’s not busy enough, Cara also competes in triathlons and marathons.

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David Rose has spent his career in the fashion industry, successful as a designer, merchandiser, and company principle. All else that followed with his passion for cars and racing began in a Cinerama theater in Boston, in 1988 with the viewing of the film “Grand Prix”. Formula 1 racing became a prime focus for his future aspirations. David loves British sports cars and purchased an MGA when he was young, but the east coast winters were harsh so he switched to a 289 Mustang. David is a long time vintage racer having run many cars including formula cars with SCCA in a Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic, Formula 5000 Le Grand, and Grahm Hills Formula 1, Shadow DN1-3A. He is also a writer who has written for magazines including Rewind and some others. 

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Kristen Krissy Wells is the Membership & Development Manager, better described as the “FUN” in Fundraising at LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Krissy oversees membership, member events, driving tours, and development planning for this great museum. In September Kristen will be celebrating 5 years with LeMay-America’s Car Museum and plans to continue sharing ACM’s mission; Preserving the Past, Celebrating the Present, and Driving the Future.  Kristen has discovered that her true calling, her passion, is her love for people and cars.  She grew up out on the race track, raced go-karts, and has a love for wake surfing in her spare time.

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Eric Keller has transformed his hobby and passion for all things BMW into Enthusiasts Auto Group (EAG), a specialized business known for quality preservation of the most significant BMWs produced over the past four decades. Started in a college dorm room, he surrounded himself with talented BMW experts including his brother Evan Keller. At EAG they source, rehabilitate, and find top-level BMWs for fellow enthusiasts all over the globe. They manage all functions of BMW preservation in-house from mechanical service and repairs to complete restoration work in their paint and body department.  Focusing primarily on BMW M-Cars, thousands of cars have gone through their rejuvenation program.  

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Gary and Monika Wescott have spent the last 45 years globetrotting around the world, from the deserts of Turkmenistan, following the Silk Road, to the jungles of the Amazon and across Siberia in the dead of winter. This couples’ travel adventures have been published in ten countries and eight languages. They travel in their meticulously prepared research trucks, from the original Land Rover to the current Ford F550 they named The Turtle V. The Turtle Expedition’s popular blogs are currently describing details of their fifth truck which they are preparing to ship to South America for another extensive exploration. Their last expedition took them 40,000 miles through 26 countries for 2 years following the Silk Road and around the world. You can follow them at www.turtleexpedition.com

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Chris Nunes is known as the ‘California Kid’. He is a 17 year old senior at Steel Canyon High School in San Diego, California. His scholastic interests include engineering when he’s not racing, and he hopes to one day design the world’s fastest Electric Formula E race car. Chris has raced competitively since he was 4 years old and has won numerous national and regional motocross titles and in 2014, he started racing off-road modified karts. He is the only youth racer to win championship titles in both Motocross and Off-Road Racing Trucks. In 2018 he turned pro, racing a Pro Buggy in Lucas Oil's Off-Road Short Course and this season, he won the Race Series opener on the CBS Sports Network. In his spare time, he trains younger off-road racers and he trains the all-girl Athena Racing Team, run by past Cars Yeah guest, Loxley Brown.

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Richard Francis has been producing his blog, Motor Sport for Mental Health since 2015. He created the blog to raise awareness for mental health issues within the automotive community to help others who are going through a difficult time within the automotive community and motorsports. Having suffered himself with a mental breakdown at age 19 in January of 2013, he discovered that pursuing motorsport encouraged him to push through his challenges, fears, and insecurities and as a result he started his own business, traveled around the world, expanded his social relationships, and became a better and stronger version of himself.

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Curt Hooker recently retired after 50 years of helping build the Edelbrock company, in Los Angeles, California. I had the pleasure of meeting Curt while shooting an episode of Cars Yeah TV at the Edelbrock headquarters. Curt was in charge of developing and testing performance products for the company. A life-long automotive enthusiast who loves wrenching on cars and going fast, for six years Curt raced his 1968 Chevelle Super Stock Racer winning numerous bracket races on Wednesday and Saturday nights. From there he ran an A/ED front engine dragster and set a national record at 7.8 at 180 mph back in 1977 and 1978. Curt and his wife Theresa have been married for 41 years and their two sons have followed in their dad’s footsteps, loving cars and his 11-year-old grandson races a Mini Hydro boat.

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Matthew Field is the world's leading authority on The Italian Job. In 2009 he co-produced and directed a feature-length documentary about the film for Paramount Pictures. He has written numerous books on cinema including the best selling Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films. Matthew has worked on feature films around the world producing behind the scenes marketing materials and most recently completed work on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again for Universal Pictures. Matthew s has directed a number of documentaries including a one-hour retrospective to accompany the 3D re-release of James Cameron’s Terminator 2 in 2018He was the editorial consultant on the official MGM film Everything or Nothing, which marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. He currently serves on the board of The Ian Fleming Foundation that owns over 20 vehicles used in the popular series.

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Loxley Browne is the driving force and Executive Director behind Athena Racing. She has taken her love for the automobile and combined it with her business acumen, marketing skills, and intense devotion to create Athena Racing. It is a serious platform from which to learn STEM principles that helps open young minds to all the possibilities that lay before them. She works with young women who are primed to race towards the finish line and demolish the status quo.   Loxley is a member of the San Diego Women in STEM ecosystem. She volunteers with the Veterans Museum to chair the kidFUNfest and volunteers with the La Jolla Concours as well as TEDx in Southern California.

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