Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Steve Ahlgrim works at Motorcar Gallery where they have over 200 years of combined in-house exotic, vintage, and collector car experience. From the common to the obscure, the team helps navigate your collector car journey through values, inspections, finance, transportation, storage, and the maintenance of your vintage automobiles. Steve has been buying and selling collectible automobiles for nearly 40 years. While his area of expertise is the Ferrari marque, his assignments have ranged from brass era Buicks to the most modern exotics. Steve is a board member of the IAC/PFA, a Ferrari judging council. He also has helped in the planning of several shows and serves as the Chief Judge of the Celebration Florida Exotic Car Festival.

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Rob Conrad is the host at iHeart Radio Birmingham on Magic 96.5, the Magic Morning Show with Rob & Hilary, where he’s been entertaining listeners since 1992. Rob also produces a podcast titled Collecting Cars with Rob Conrad and he owns and operates Rob Conrad’s Classic Cars. The business started as a simple idea and has bloomed into a wonderful operation chauffeuring lovebirds to and from special occasions including weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and other meaningful adventures. Rob is an active automotive enthusiast and belongs to several Packard Clubs. His 1956 Caribbean has a fascinating backstory and his 1951 Packard 250 Sporting Convertible named ‘Ruby’ is the star of his business making memories for couples never to be forgotten.

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Dick Berggren has been a college professor earning a Ph.D. in psychology at Tufts University, a racetrack PA announcer, radio announcer, and a TV announcer covering big-league NASCAR for over 30 years. As a racecar driver, he won 23 feature events, most of them driving sprint cars. He edited Stock Car Racing Magazine for 23 years and he founded Open Wheel and Speedway Illustrated magazines. He headed the group that raised the funds to build the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, New Hampshire, which opened in 2017. Dick is a frequent emcee at racing award dinners and has earned numerous awards for his journalism and contributions to racing.

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Bruce Trenery is the owner of Fantasy Junction located in Emeryville, California, a company he started with two friends in 1976. By the next year he took over the company and since then he has sold over 9,000 collector vehicles including classics, vintage race cars, and pretty much everything else. Back in the day, Bruce raced Formula Vee, Formula C, and Formula B. He continued racing with SCCA and has run in vintage races, all over the world, for over four decades. He has driven in rallies and tours in everything from Jaguar D-Types to Ferraris, Alfas, Monzas, and Porsche Can-Am cars. Bruce ran the company up until 2018 when then his son Spencer took over the day to day operations. Bruce continues to buy, sell, hold and enjoy fine old automobiles.

 

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Richard Jenkins is a motorsport enthusiast who has a keen interest in what happened to racers after they left the sport. Inspired by a book released in 1966 about former British soccer players titled Where Are They Now?, authored by Pringle and Fissler, Richard decided to trace past racecar drivers. In 2014, he was approached by the widow of racer Richie Ginther and in 2020, his book titled Richie Ginther: Motor Racing’s Free Thinker was published. With memories from his family, friends and fellow racers, this biography is also packed, after meticulous research, with an abundance of quotes from Richie himself to create as thorough and as deeply personal life story about Richie as possible.

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Mark Stone is Director of Business Development for Evans Cooling Systems. Evans develops, manufactures, and sells waterless coolants for all kinds of combustion engines and they work with some of the biggest automotive companies and names in auto racing. Their products solve cooling problems, reduce maintenance costs and can reduce fuel consumption and emissions and they eliminate the need for disposal of harmful contaminants. Mark has been active recently in the area engine cooling systems optimization and currently is an active member of the ASTM and the Society of Automotive Engineers.  His international experience includes programs and business development activities in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, India, South Africa, and the U.K. 

John Light, Powersports Division Director from Evans Cooling is a past Cars Yeah guest.

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Dina Parise is the President of Dina Parise Ventures. She was the 2015 IHRA Pro Mod World Champion and the first female to hold that title. She was a professional figure skater and skated with the Ice Capades for four years and after leaving the ice she decided to start drag racing. Her first quarter-mile run was 9 seconds at 146 miles per hour and today she drives her Pro Mod Cadillac named “Stella” at under 6 seconds and over 240 mph. Her motto, “it’s an accomplishment to get to the finish line first, but the journey getting there is what is most important” is what drives Dina to compete. In addition to racing, she serves through motivational speaking engagements and mentoring females not only in the sport but beyond.

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Jon Saltinstall grew up near Donington Park, where he witnessed his first motor race at the age of 12 after winning tickets in a local newspaper competition. Already fascinated by the sport and its history, he obsessively pursued his interest while following a career in banking. His admiration for Niki Lauda led him to embark on writing his first book, Niki Lauda: His Competition History, and after nine years, in 2019, he completed it only a matter of weeks before his subject’s death. The book covers Niki Lauda’s career that spanned 16 seasons and 18 years, competing in a wide variety of cars and categories. With over 374 pages and more than 500 photographs, many of which have not been published, his book provides a remarkable visual of his entire racing career.

 

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Jon Bentley joined the BBC’s Top Gear Program as a researcher. He went on to become Producer and Executive Producer of that hit TV show between 1987 and 1999. He produced other programs for the BBC including The Car’s The Star. In 2002, after time as a producer with ITV and the BBC Natural History Unit, he launched Fifth Gear for Channel Five and produced the show until 2004 when he joined The Gadget Show as a presenter. This gave him the opportunity to indulge in another childhood passion; technology. He is now established as the Program’s main gadget reviewer. Jon writes for Amateur Photographer and has penned stories for numerous other publications. In November 2019, Jon wrote his first book titled, Autopia: The Future of Cars, which was published by Atlantic Books. 

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Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The auctions are held in conjunction with some of the most renowned global motoring events including The Quail, Goodwood Revival, and many others. Jakob holds memberships in numerous motoring clubs and is an avid enthusiast and collector of motorcars and motorcycles. 

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Aaron McKenzie is an automotive writer, photographer, producer, and digital media consultant. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron left the United States when he was 22 and spent a decade living and working in South Korea. He returned to the states in 2012 and stumbled, somewhat accidentally, into a career in the automotive media space. He partnered with major brands including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar and worked with his childhood heroes including Stirling Moss, Hurley Haywood, and David Hobbs. Today Aaron lives in the San Pedro area of Los Angles, California.

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Gabe Tesch is a 16-year-old racer who has been on the track for the last three years.  He competes up and down the west coast, has won three local championships, a first-place finish and qualified fourth at the International Karting Federations Grand Nationals. However, his future hasn’t always looked so bright. When Gabe was 11 years old he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Through his ordeal of 48 consecutive days of proton radiation, 48 weeks of chemotherapy, and a lot of challenging times Gabe made the decisions “God didn’t get me through this brain cancer so I could have a normal life.” And so racing was a course he embarked on to build a life of meaning and excitement.

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Von Hot Rod Valdez is a lifelong hotrodder who has become a legend in pinstriping. You’ll find him at car shows throughout the country, and the world, sharing his story, his passion, and his art with the automotive and motorsports industry. Born into an automotive family his father Ben was known as “The Rod Father” and Hot Rod eventually created his own hotrod shop in California, a business he built over 20 years before selling it to focus solely on pinstriping and taking this cool art form to the mainstream public. He is a speaker, a teacher, a mentor and is known as “The Master of the Fine Line.” He has appeared on numerous television shows around the world and been the honored guest at many domestic and international car shows.

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Marikay Satryano is the Executive Director of the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center a role she has enjoyed since 2014. The Pray Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, continues the work of Malcolm Pray through the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. Malcolm Pray’s passion for automobiles and his journey as an entrepreneur continues to inspire young people, families, and youth groups through innovative programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Cum Laude and University Honors with Distinction from The School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, a Certificate of Graduate Studies from the University of Florence, Italy, a Masters in Teaching, Fordham University and an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing.  

 

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Karl Troy owns European Road and Racing in North Charleston, South Carolina. He opened his business in 1990. Way back in 1985, Karl worked for BRUN Motorsport preparing a Porsche 962 for the IMSA series. In 1986, he and his team became World Champions. Today, he and his European Road and Racing Team are luxury car service experts caring for a wide variety of vehicles including all manufacturer services, inspections, diagnostics, engine repair and replacement, suspension, transmissions, parts, and much more. They perform complete performance builds and upgrades plus they offer driver’s coaching for DE and Road racing events.

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Simon Kidston is known around the world as a multilingual classic car commentator and columnist, consultant and entrepreneur. Above all, he is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable adviser on the purchase and sale of rare classics. The company Simon founded in 2006, Kidston SA, has been responsible for the sale of some of the world’s highest-value motor cars. Simon developed this knowledge through his early working life in the auction world, co-founding Geneva-based Brooks Europe, lately Bonhams, and staging some of the most glamourous classic car sales ever experienced. More recently, Simon devised and launched K500, an online resource that gives honest opinions and unbiased insights into the automotive collector car market. 

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Richard Farler is the General Sales Manager at O’Gara Group, an award-winning factory-authorized dealer for Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars serving Southern California in San Diego and La Jolla. Richard is originally from the UK and has lived in the USA for 30+ years. He was a professional soccer player and served in the British Army as part of the Royal Military Police. He started a car business in Germany and has been in the automotive industry for close to 41 years. He has been a GM for dealers, operated a consulting business identifying best practices for dealers and loves riding motorcycles and travel when he’s not volunteering and attending charity events or spending time with his six grandchildren.

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Mark Wilson grew up in a car family with a father who is an automotive journalist and a mother who loves motorsports. He worked with Stewart Paterson in his race prep shop and was gifted a Formula Ford which he promptly started racing. Mark’s career started as a test driver for marketing claims and progressed into high-performance driver coaching and marketing events. He travels the country to work with OEMs, he coaches private clients, and he even trains special forces. In 2016, he set his sights higher and embarked on a flying journey with a goal to be a commercial pilot allowing him to fulfill his ultimate dream of flying and driving fast.

 

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Jake Raby is the Founder and President of Raby Enterprises, a company he established in 1998. Think of him as an owner, inventor, and a developer. He started working with Porsche engines at the age of 13 and he founded Raby’s Aircooled Technology, a company specializing in high-performance air-cooled engines for Porsche and VW applications. He holds 5 U.S. patents and recently completed his second step-by-step engine rebuilding video titled ‘A Focus on M9X Engine Assembly’. Jake worked with Tony Callas of Callas Rennsport, a past Cars Yeah guest, as his co-instructor. Today he’s teamed up with his 8-year-old daughter, Ava, to form a training program aimed at helping children to help them with mechanical things, learning components, disassembling and reassembling things in a series of multi-media resources including a step-by-step video.

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Once upon a time, there was a rebellious, button-pushing, tattooed-pizza-bagel loving Italian-Jewish woman from North Jersey. Rebecca Schindler chose the road less traveled and with her kids in-tow, pushed life’s boundaries and sought some adventure. Rebecca is a “SheCanic" at a woman-owned and run automotive repair shop in the Philadelphia area titled Girls Auto Clinic. She likes to fly by the seat of her pants yet has some bold plans for her own automotive business in the future. Rebecca is the niece of past Cars Yeah Guest, Francis Abates.

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Jeff Broadus has been involved in the automotive industry throughout his professional career. He began with a pioneering lifestyle magazine, The Robb Report. Then he joined Car Collector magazine as the Marketing Director and in 1992, became publisher/owner of that publication. In 2010, he sold the publishing company and all its assets. Over the next nine years, he managed a national marketing campaign for both Heacock Classic and Grundy Insurance groups before retiring from the insurance business. Today in his new venture, Jeff has joined the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union as VP/Executive Director of Special Projects. Among his many responsibilities, is one of his favorite tasks to manage the growth and success of the MIDFLORIDA Auto Show and Lake Mirror Concours. The event takes place in Lakeland, Florida, and this year will celebrate its 21st year, October 16 – 18, 2020.

 

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Donnie Gould has been a car specialist and partner at RM Sotheby’s since 2002. He has had more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industry and his vast knowledge of classic cars stems from his learning first-hand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the country. Donnie played an integral role in developing RM’s Florida auction presence and was a natural choice for president when RM established its subsidiary company, Auctions America, in 2010. He was a Vintage Winston Cup racer and has a strong familiarity with a wide variety of vintage marques. Donnie is a long-time member of the CCCA, the SAAC, the Austin-Healey Vintage Racing Club, and he’s a lifetime member of the AACA.

 

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Adam Kern is a Chicago native who in 2012 purchased his first Porsche after growing up as a lifelong muscle car fan in a GM loving family. Since then he has joined the board of directors for the PCA-Chicago region along with running the club’s autocross program and its social media. In 2017, Adam led efforts to create CheckedItOut Chicago, ‘the Porsche convergence’ held in downtown Chicago. CheckedItOut is a non-profit that raises money for local charities by bringing Porsche owners and enthusiasts together for a day of cars, food, and music in an urban setting.

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Brenda Priddy likes to tell people that she was born with a camera in her hands, and hardly remembers a time that she didn’t own a camera or two, or maybe a half dozen. Since 1992, Brenda has been a well-known fixture in the automotive industry, photographing pre-production automobiles undergoing hot weather testing in the desert, and selling the photos to publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Car and Driver, and even the Encyclopedia Britannica. The mom of two suddenly became one of the most famous automotive “spy photographers” in the world! In 2013 she shifted to fine art photography and in 2014 organized people-to-people tours of Cuba. Brenda has always been involved in raising money for charities, and in 2017, she was appointed a CASA (court-appointed special advocate for foster children) by the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona.  

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Mark Steigerwald is the Executive Director at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. Their mission is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. After graduate school, Mark interned at the International Motor Racing Research Center where he became their Director. Along the way, he got to meet fascinating and generous people associated with all facets of the racing world including Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Vic Elford, Sam Posey, Rusty Wallace, and many others. I have had the experience of visiting the California Automobile Museum and it is a very special place. Regular listeners will recall the museum’s Curator Carly Starr was a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Charles Navarro is the President of LN Engineering, a company he founded while studying Computer Science at Northwestern University in 2002 along with his wife, Tammy Hellings. LN Engineering formed a niche previously non-existent for precision performance aftermarket engine components specifically targeted toward addressing known issues and improving upon original equipment engine components for Volkswagen and Porsche models. LN Engineering is best known for its trademark Nickies air-cooled cylinders. The company has evolved and grown and along with Raby Engine Development, focusing on research and development leading to solutions for past and current models.

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Ed Petersen is the CEO of Wrench. He studied History and Business at Whittier College where he graduated and then went on to become an entrepreneur. Ed participated in the founding of multiple technology and data companies before he founded Wrench 4 years ago in January of 2016. Ironically, he did not come from the automotive industry; his entire background was in technology. Ed recognized that there was a need in the auto repair industry for a newer, more efficient, trustworthy, and convenient way for consumers. In his vision, the whole process of car repair and maintenance needed the introduction of technology and data. Hence, Wrench was born and has disrupted the industry in ways never before thought possible. 

 

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Brian Allan is the Senior Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at HyreCar. He is responsible to assist OEMs and retail dealers with strategies to profit from the carsharing, ridesharing and transportation as a Service (TaaS) opportunities. Brian serves on advisory boards for several retail and technology firms and he is renowned for recognizing industry trends and developing innovative solutions that leverage technology to improve the employee and customer experience for the automotive industry. After 30 years of service as a General Manager and Group Director of Business Development at Galpin Motors, Brian founded Respective.io, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on emerging technologies and innovation in the retail automotive industry. 

Mike Furnari, HyreCar’s Chief Business Development Officer is a previous guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Elana Scherr didn’t grow up in a car family but has made up for lost time since then. She started her wheeled career in motorcycle parts fabrication, then did a stint in Automotive PR before moving to the editorial side. She was a staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Roadkill Magazine, and currently reviews new cars for Edmunds and Car and Driver while also covering classics and car culture for American Car Collector, Sports Car Market, and other enthusiast titles. Elana and her husband Tom have a large collection (more than a dozen) of mostly carbureted vehicles including an Opel GT, several muscle cars, and a classic open-backed ramp truck race hauler that originally belonged to Pro Stock legend Dick Landy. They cover their collection and keeping it running on the Challengeher YouTube channel. Along with the car projects, Elana is writing a book with Don Prudhomme about his life and racing career.

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Casey Putsch is the founder and president of Genius Garage, a 501(c)3 public educational charity centered around hands-on automotive engineering, design, and history.  After college, he started Putsch Racing, a facility for high-end road racing preparation and automotive restoration. With a solid foundation of hands-on fabrication, engineering, art, and design, Casey has created a fan base on social media for his exciting personal stories and automotive adventures. Some of his builds include the world’s only turbine-powered Batmobile and the Omega Car high-high-efficiency prototype. He was awarded The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in education and was honored to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for his work in mentoring young people. 

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Michael Rapetti is co-founder of The Motoring Club, a membership site for automotive enthusiasts. It is a destination where they are building a community through their network of Clubhouses, starting with Los Angeles and their online membership platform. The Motoring Club is a place where like-minded people work together to source the finest products, services, experiences, and deals. Think of it as a combination of vehicle storage, a social gathering place, and networking space with exclusive benefits. Michael started his career path in New York City in commercial real estate and then moved into tech working for large companies to small startups before starting The Motoring Club.

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Don Newlove is a designer and builder working alongside Mike Scott. He built his first Top Fuel Bike in Canada and started racing Top Fuel Bikes with Clyde Rawlings in 1988. Don raced with Clyde as his Crew Chief helping Clyde to score 7.84 seconds at 170 mph on a Shovelhead back in 1987. Don built his first Harley Drag Bike in 1988 and throughout his career has built numerous winning bikes including show bikes. Don and Mike joined forces in 2004 and within a year set their first CMDRA Record at Mission Raceway in the 1/8 miles at 194.55 mph and they have made numerous 6 second passes at over 200 + mph. In 2018 they earned the CMDRA Wrench of the Year Award. 2020 proves to be another winning season for the Newlove brothers. Their other brother Rod Newlove has been a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Michael Carter is a racer driving for his father’s Carter Racing Enterprises. They are campaigning two cars in an effort to make a strong run for the 2020 Championship. Michael jumped into his first racer at the age of four, a Quarter Midget that he became eligible to race at the age of five. At 13 he ran the Front Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder class at Oglethorpe Speedway, a dirt track. In 2014 he ran at Road Atlanta, Daytona, Sebring, and Homestead.  In 2016 he ran in the SCCA Majors and jumped to the Majors in 2017 where he earned many podium finishes. In 2018 Michael podiumed 18 out of 20 races. In 2019 Michael raced for Copeland Motorsports in the Battery Tender Global Mx-5 Cup Series and won Rookie of the year earning him a scholarship to race in 2020.

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Philip Richter is president and co-founder of Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC.  Hollow Brook is a leading SEC-registered independent wealth management firm that manages and advises capital on behalf of families, foundations, endowments, pension plans, and individuals. He serves as a trustee of the Pray Family Foundation, serves as treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation,  and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Classic Horse Show and the United States Equestrian Federation. Philip is Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show and sits on the board of WidePoint Corporation, an NYSE Market listed publicly traded telecom company. He is an avid equestrian showjumper and has successfully campaigned his horses on the “A” show circuit for over three decades. Philip is a contributing writer for Sports Car Market Magazine and is a vintage car and motorcycle collector.  Philip is also the founder and publisher of Turtle Garage (www.turtlegarage.com), a weekly journal focusing on collector cars and vintage motorcycles. 

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It would be easy to say that Mike Mooney’s career in the motorsports industry has been going in circles for over 25 years. Mike has built a reputation for creating a brand, athlete, and sports property distinction by launching and leading award-winning marketing and communications campaigns. He has represented many highly regarded brands, including Mercedes-Benz, 3M, Tylenol, Walmart, Eli Lilly, and Fifth Third Bank. His breakthrough book, ‘Reputation Shift – Lessons from Pit Road to the Boardroom’, delivers practical and ready-to-use personal branding and reputation-building strategies for people who want to ensure personal and professional success. He is also recognized for his work in crisis and reputation management, having led dozens of crisis recovery efforts over his career. 

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Paul d’Orléans is a globally recognized expert on the history of motorcycles and motorcycle cultures. His website TheVintagent.com has been the gold standard for motorcycle writing since 2006. Paul’s authored several books including his most recent ‘Ton Up! A Century of Café Racer Speed and Style’  published by my friends at Motorbooks. Other titles include ‘Custom Revolution’ (Motorcycle Arts Foundation 2018), ‘The Chopper; the Real Story’ (Gestalten 2014), and ‘Café Racers’ (Motorbooks 2014).  He is a columnist for Cycle World and Classic Bike Guide, and contributes monthly to magazines around the world, bringing his unique viewpoint to the contemporary motorcycle scene. Paul is also an artist and photographer, who spent 25 years as a professional muralist and decorative painter and his art has been used as album covers by many musicians. 

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Chris Hurst is a racer who has run in sprint karts, autocross, and endurance racing. He has driven over 250 different cars in competition, worked in shops that built 1,000 hp competition cars, and managed a private collection of exotic and rare sports cars in Montecito. Chris was a driving coach at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, has coached famous musicians and Hollywood stuntmen, and he raced with John Morton, Steve Nichols, and Steve O’Hara. In addition to his driving experience, Chris is a writer and a blogger who inspires fellow automotive enthusiasts on a daily basis. He was also in the Ford vs Ferrari movie that recently came out in theaters.

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Ed Cholakian owns All Cadillacs, where for over 40 years he has been at the forefront of collecting and restoring Cadillacs from the 40s and 50s. At one time Ed had one of the largest collecting in the world of Cadillacs from that era. He’s one of those people who is extremely kind and generous with his time and resources to help those in need. Today his business, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been providing Cadillac parts for over 15 years. His company attracts ‘car people’ from all over the world, some just to see the incredible size of his inventory of new (NOS) and used Cadillac parts. Ed has also been recognized by President Reagan and California Governors for his work in hospitals and the Los Angeles police department. He had a hand creating the SEMA show and came up with many new innovative marketing ideas in the automotive industry.

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Bill Windham is the Director of the Saratoga Classic Car Auction. His career experience includes being the Vice President of the Classic Car Division Murphy Auctions, Auctions America, RM Auctions, he ran a successful Classic Car Export Business, worked at Brumos Porsche, and spent time working with major German manufacturers at the dealer level. Bill grew up around racing and sports cars and he had an uncle who owned a British Restoration Shop. His experience with motorsports included being the PR Director for the Reading Fairgrounds, a famous Dirt Track, we worked at Penske Racing, in Indy, NASCAR, and North American F1. Bill was with the Works March Indy Team, with Mike Skinner in NASCAR, and he drove Formula Vee, Formula Ford, and Formula Atlantic SCCA.

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Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, author, concours judge, and a writer. As an Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.) member of the American Society of Appraisers, he has worked for clients across the world on the acquisition, sale, and valuation of classic vehicles, traveling the US and Europe attending major events, rallies and auctions. Donald was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Audrain, LLC and now leads all the company’s non-profit and for-profit initiatives, overseeing the Audrain Automobile Museum, Audrain’s Newport Concours d’Elegance & Motor Week and Audrain Motorsport. No doubt you’ve seen Donald on CNBC’s Primetime television show ‘Jay Leno’s Garage where he co-hosts the ‘Assess & Caress’ segment with Jay Leno.

 

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Mike Piera is a racer whose favorite marque is Porsche. Since 1998, he has participated in numerous events over the years in Porsche Club America Club racing, historic racing, autocross, Grand-Am GT3 Cup, SCCA Regionals, Vintage Trans-Am, and many others. Mike has driven early 911s, 911 RS cars, and 997 Carrera GT3 Cup cars but his passion isn’t only the German marque. He also has a 1951 Crosley Hot Shot, a ’74 Europa, a 2001 Viper GTS, a 2008 GT3 Cup Grand Am car, a 2016 Audi S3, and a 2004 Touareg to get him to the track. In addition to cars, Mike is a life-long electronics and sound fanatic who deals in vintage guitars and amps, thus his nickname the Analog Man.

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Laurina Esposito is the daughter of renowned Porsche restoration expert, John Esposito. She grew up learning, working on, and driving Porsche Cars. Five years ago, her career was down a different path before landing in the family business. Laura worked in high-end fashion and in the music entertainment industry where she was a professional singer and spent 6 plus years in Las Vegas singing in shows on the strip. She returned to Los Angeles to temporarily work with her father and when he nearly died, she found herself running the business. She started Women in Porsche where she aligned herself with other women in the Porsche world and the effort has grown world-wide. Today her organization is represented in Germany, the UK, Russia, France, Australia, and other countries. Laurina runs EspoResto along with Women in Porsche where she supports and represents women in the automotive industry.

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Max Girardo is the founder of Girardo & Co where he and his team offer the most up-to-date and accurate market knowledge relating to the sourcing, selling and valuation of classic cars. Working one-on-one with a growing list of loyal clients, they help automotive enthusiasts and collectors source and sell vehicles, always helping their clients match the right car with the right person. Max works with a dynamic, experienced, and approachable team of professionals who work together to achieve successful results for buyers and sellers. As a market leader, they offer a unique insight into the collector car industry and an array of resources that enables us to build trust with new clients whilst also extending our long-term relationships with ambitious collectors.

Direct download: Ep1494-Max_Girardo.mp3
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Neal Bascomb is the author of eight award-winning, national, and international bestselling books, including most recently FASTER, the true story of an American heiress (Lucy Schell), outcast Jewish driver (Rene Dreyfus), and an old, almost bankrupt automobile company (Delahaye) who take on Hitler’s Silver Arrow Grand Prix cars at the brink of WWII. Neal wrote the New York Times bestseller on the sabotage of the German atomic bomb program THE WINTER FORTRESS. He also chronicled the search for a Nazi war criminal in HUNTING EICHMANN and the story of Roger Bannister’s four-minute-mile in THE PERFECT MILE. His work has won awards, been optioned for film, and featured in documentaries. He has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.

We are giving away 10 copies of Neal's book to Cars Yeah subscribers, so sign up on the Cars Yeah website by clicking on the Free Book button.

Direct download: Ep-1493-Neal_Bascomb.mp3
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Peter Grimsdale is a British novelist and award-winning television producer who has made shows for BBC, PBS, and Discovery.  As a life-long car enthusiast, he has made in-depth films about the British and Japanese auto industries, profiles of Stirling Moss, Alec Issigonis. and many other automotive heroes. His first book about cars is titled ‘High Performance – When Britain Ruled the Roads’, published by Simon & Schuster. Peter has had a long association with America, going back to 1974 during his time as a high school exchange student in New Jersey at Georgetown University.  He got his break into broadcasting as an intern for Pacifica Radio in Washington DC. The mural in Peter’s photo was painted by Mark Wickham, a lifelong artist who painted this image when he was only 17. Mark is now 81.

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Aaron Weiss has been an avid automobile enthusiast all of his adult life acquiring his first collector car, a 1979 Rolls-Royce Camargue some twenty years ago. Currently, his collection totals 34 cars, many of which are CCCA Full Classics™. He has exhibited his cars at over 200 Concours and Club events throughout the United States, including twelve consecutive showings at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Aaron and his wife Valerie drove their 1933 Cadillac V16 Phaeton in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. Aaron is a member of the Checkered Flag 200 at the Petersen Automotive Museum and serves on numerous regional and national automotive organizations. He also serves and supports many charity groups and boards.

 

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Geoff Hacker, Ph.D. is the founder of Undiscovered Classics and Forgotten Fiberglass. He has been called “Captain Curiosity” and the author, Tom Cotter, a past Cars Yeah guest, titled Geoff “The Snipe Hunter” in his book ‘Corvette in the Barn’. Geoff’s a college professor, automotive historian, researcher, and adventurer. He is the king of automotive barn finds and he will go anywhere to uncover and bring back to life vehicles that many of us never knew existed or thought were long gone. He has shown cars from the lawn at Pebble Beach to Amelia Island, and many other concours and automotive events. You’ll find Geoff at his website Undiscovered Classics.com.

Direct download: Ep1491-Geoffrey_Hacker.mp3
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Mandy McGee, a Duluth Minnesota native, didn’t discover her true passion for motorsports until her 30s when she attended her first track event as a novice student. Since that spring weekend in 2010, it’s been full speed ahead. After receiving her HPDE Instructor Certification from the BMW Car Club of America, in 2013, she served as an Instructor at BMW CCA events, as well as Acura NSX and NASA. In 2013, she stepped even further out of her comfort zone and competed in her first 8-hour Endurance Race at Brainerd International Raceway.  She was immediately hooked, so in 2016, Mandy earned her Competition License and has since raced with NASA, World Race League, Champ Car, Midwestern Council, PBOC, and Lucky Dog League at many major racetracks including Watkins Glen International, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thunderhill Raceway, Road America, Mid-Ohio, Sebring International Raceway, COTA, and Daytona International Raceway.   

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Brian Nilsen has been deeply involved in the Motorsports industry for over 40 years. For the last 20 years, he’s helped build a full-service multi-line powersports dealership in Bremerton, Washington titled Brothers Powersports at which he is the co-owner. He also operates a Motorsports Park, MotoWest, and serves as a Partner of Pac West MX, a multi-state Motocross series Promoters Group. Today he is fulfilling a lifelong dream to bring a state of the art, racetrack and multi-use facility to the Pacific Northwest and he’s calling it Circuit of the Northwest. This venue will be supporting both two-wheel and four-wheel motorsports. Brian has teamed up with the best-in-class designers, engineers, and experienced operators for this new track and facility. Located east of Bremerton, Washington, just a short ferry ride from Seattle, and a short drive north of Tacoma and Gig Harbor, where I live.

Direct download: Ep1489-Brian_Nilsen.mp3
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Pierre Hedary is a ‘Garagist’ who specializes in the rehabilitation of classic Mercedes Benz automobiles. His focus is on Mercedes that were developed and launched prior to 1990. His garage in Titusville, Florida is home base; however, he spends a lot of time traveling around the country servicing the classic Mercedes of enthusiastic owners and resolving difficult mechanical challenges. Pierre also provides Mercedes Benz sales commentary and auction analysis for past Cars Yeah guest, Keith Martin, at Sports Car Market Magazine. In 2013, Pierre and his friend, Thomas Polk, started a YouTube channel titled Mercedes Classics where they provide viewers with technical advice and information for enthusiasts who love these old vehicles. 

Direct download: Ep1488-Pierre_Hedary.mp3
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Ariel Bravy is a radar detector enthusiast. His YouTube channel, Vortex Radar, is the largest and most popular channel dedicated to countermeasures. He specializes in testing these automotive electronics, provides detailed comparison reviews, and shares lots of helpful information. This way you can be fully informed on the best tools available for you and learn how to use them to create the best and safest driving experience possible.

Direct download: Ep1487_-_Ariel_Bravy.mp3
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Stephen Serio is the President of Aston Martin of New England, Lotus Motorsports, and The Bond Group. He started his business in 1987 specializing in exporting right-hand drive 1960s Aston Martins back to the UK. Today, selling new Aston Martins and Lotus cars is about 10% of what he really does, which is sourcing, buying, and selling rare European classic cars. He has helped build some large and important Porsche, Ferrari, and Aston Martin collections over his many years in the business. Stephen’s goal is to keep his collection to about 12 cars, a goal he’s never been successful at. He is an avid 1000-mile rally driver, plays golf, does some shooting and spends time with his family. His first career was in advertising, television, and photography and he grew up outside of Boston.

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Brandon Starks is the Executive Director of the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville, Florida. At this new museum, he is responsible for the development and operation of an incredible collection of Porsche and motorsports history to ensure a spectacular guest experience. The museum is an inclusive environment that supports those with a passion for automobiles and automotive history. It is a place where visitors are inspired by passion and history. Prior to his current role at the Brumos Collection, he was General Manager of Brumos Porsche, an iconic, premier dealership with a history that goes back decades including a winning string of racing achievements. At the Brumos Collection, you’ll see cars from as old as a 1914 Peugeot L45 to the winning 1971 Porsche 917-10, and many others.

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John Fitzpatrick is a former English racing driver who is a two time European GT Champion, three-time Porsche Cup Winner and the 1980 USA IMSA Champion. Today he still works in motorsports as a consultant, working at corporate events, driver management and he still drives in vintage racing events. John’s been at the wheel since 1963 racing Mini Coopers and winning the British Saloon Car Championship in 1966. His career has taken him around the world and put him in the seat of numerous winning teams and cars and as co-driver to many of the biggest names in racing.  In his new book titled “Fitz: My Life at the Wheel,” he chronicles twenty-two years competing on the most famous circuits in the world in some of the most iconic cars of the 60, the 70s, and 80s.

Direct download: Ep1485-John_Fitzpatrick.mp3
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Frank Leutz is a 28-year member of the automotive service industry. He is the COO of nationally recognized, award-winning Desert Car Care of Chandler in Arizona, a seven-bay top 1% national gross revenue shop. He served as President of the Phoenix Chapter of the Automotive Service Association and was elected and still serves on, the National ASA Mechanical Operations Committee representing over 5,000 independent garage owners across the country. In 2016 he launched Wrench Nation which features the award-winning Wrench Nation Car Talk Radio Show with Frank as the host, airing weekly on 88.7FM The Pulse. Frank is a car care expert for Phoenix Metro TV networks and serves as an industry expert on various panels and presents at automotive conferences at Ratchet & Wrench, ASA National, and APPEX. 

Direct download: Ep1484-Frank_Leutz.mp3
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Zoriy Birenboym is the founder of eAutoLease.com, a modern auto dealership that is looking to change the consumer experience for the better. There are no lots to visit, no pushy salespeople to endure, and no long waits for manager and finance approvals. Everything is done from your computer at home while his team goes to work to find you the vehicle of your dreams. Zoriy is a lifelong entrepreneur and an automotive enthusiast who has devoted himself to building businesses. eAutoLease.com is just the tip of the iceberg to what the future holds.

Direct download: Ep1483-Zoriy_Birenboym.mp3
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Dave Gunderson is Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3M. He has spent his career in and around the automotive industry and his passion for automobiles and caring for them runs deep. Dave joined 3M in 1988 as a Technical Service Engineer in Livonia, Michigan where he grew up. He moved to their headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota and has held global business roles in key 3M portfolios including Body Structure and Adhesives, Masking Tape and Advanced Ceramics. He has been part of the Six Sigma Operations working as the Master Black Belt for Aerospace and Marine and then Strategic Planning and Business Development for Automotive Aftermarket. He worked in Germany for European Business and in California where he led acquisitions for Meguiar’s Car Care and he was the first Director and COO for Meguiar’s and the 3M branded Auto Care portfolio.

Direct download: Ep1482-Dave_Gunderson.mp3
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Bill Warner is the chairman and founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance taking place Thursday, March 5 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. He is a lifelong racer, automotive photographer, collector, speaker, author, and all-around gearhead. He’s worked with cars his entire life and spent his career as an electrical engineer, serving in the Florida Air National Guard for 30 years. He has authored books and shot award-winning photography. Bill started racing in the last 70s and won three IMSA Media Challenges. He drove factory sponsored race cars for multiple marques and took part in the 1975 Cannonball Run. Now in its 25th year, the Amelia Island Concours has become a world-class staple among enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than thirty years as a writer, publisher, television commentator, and die-hard enthusiast. He is the publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine, a publication he founded 32 years ago. He launched a companion magazine American Car Collector 10 years ago. Keith’s columns on collecting and reviews of exotic cars have appeared in the New York Times. Keith has been an emcee at Pebble Beach, the Meadow Brook Concours, Concorso Italiano, the Kirkland Concours, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, Keels and Wheels, and many other events. He has hosted numerous television specials and is the co-host of “What’s My Car Worth” shown on the Velocity channel. You can usually find him out on the road on tours with his children.

Direct download: Ep1481-Keith_Martin.mp3
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Dan Davis has spent over 40 years of technical, process, and business experience in the automotive and electronics industries. He retired as the Director of Ford Racing Technology and before that his career spanned a wide base in the automotive sector. He spent time at General Motors as a project engineer. He was Chief Steward for the IndyCar series, President and CEO of the Miller Motorsports Park, and held numerous positions with Ford including procurement, manufacturing, strategic business, advanced powertrain products, engineering and more. While at Ford he served on the Board of Directors for three different companies.

Dan will be a key speaker at this year’s 25th Annual Armadillo Racing Seminar taking place on February 8 in Tacoma Washington. To learn more go to Armadilloracing.com

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Zacharie (Zach) Robichon is a Canadian racer who lives in Ottowa. He drives the number 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R, nicknamed the “Plaid Porsche” and races in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona class. Zach’s teammates are Dennis Olsen, Lars Kern, and Patrick Pilet. His IMSA Championships include the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Champion and 2019 IMSA Weathertec Championship Sprint Cup Champion where he won as a rookie. Zach won last year at Lime Rock Park and Road America. 2020 will be his second full season of competition.

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Katherine Legge is a British racecar driver who runs with the new GEAR Racing Lamborghini for the 2020 season alongside co-driver Christina Nielsen, a past Cars Yeah guest, to form the series’ only all-female driver lineup. They will be joined by Swiss Rachel Frey for all IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup events, and Colombia’s Tatiana Calderon for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Katherine’s career highlights include the 2018 WeatherTech Championship GTD runner-up, four career IMSA premier series victories, competing in four NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2018, competing in 11 IndyCar Series races including two Indianapolis 500s, and she was a full-time Champ Car World Series competitor in 2006 and 2007. Katherine was the first woman to win an Atlantic Championship race with her victory at Long Beach in 2005.

Direct download: Ep1478-Katherine_Legge.mp3
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Juliette Brinkerhoff was the navigator with Valkyrie Racing in their most recent venture in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa. She rode with her mother, the driver and past Cars Yeah guest Renee Brinkerhoff, as part of Project 356, a 7 continent, 18 countries, 20,000-mile world record attempt. Along with worldwide adventures, the Team raises funds and makes donations through Valkyrie Gives where they fight against child trafficking, helping women and children at risk around the world. When Juliette isn’t navigating the world with her mom in a racecar, she runs Folie, a socially conscious dog clothing company offering unique products made in Los Angeles, California. Juliette’s love for cars comes from her mom’s Project 356 World Rally Tour and she is a big supporter of breaking barriers and pursuing one's passion.

Juliette’s sister, Christina, has also been a guest here on Cars Yeah.

 

Direct download: Ep1477-Juliette_Brinkerhoff.mp3
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Michael Zurich is the founder and host of SailorswithCars;  a YouTube channel that he launched to recognize the men and women who serve our country and community and who want to showcase their vehicles. Michael began his Naval career in 1984, at the age of 18, as an Enlisted serviceman progressing rapidly through the enlisted ranks to Chief Petty Officer. He served on many ships including the USS Midway. He earned a Commission in the Limited Duty Officer Program- a program accepting the top less than 1% off all who apply.  He retired from the Navy in 2012, completing his final tour as Chief Engineer on the USS Boxer, after serving for 28 years. Michael’s day job is as the West Coast Manager fro Ingalls Shipbuilding in San Diego, California.

Thank you for your service, Michael.

Direct download: Ep1476-Michael_Zurich.mp3
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Born in San Jose, California, Willy T. Ribbs is a legendary racecar driver whose career behind the wheel started in England. The year was 1977 and Willy was 22 and he became the British Formula Ford “Star of Tomorrow” Champion. He returned home to the USA to face hostility from his racing peers. Undeterred, he became the first, and in some cases the only, African American to win races. His accomplishments include 1977 Dunlop Formula Ford Championship, the 1982 Long Beach Formula Atlantic Pole Winner, 1983-85 most winning Trans-Am driver in the series during his reign, 1985 the first and only African American to drive a Formula One car, 1986 the second African American to race in NASCAR'S Cup series, 1987-88 IMSA driver of the year, 1991 the first African American to race in the Indianapolis 500. In 2019 he was in the inaugural Champion in the Vintage Race of Champions. Today he’s featured in the documentary film “Uppity – The Willy T. Ribbs Story”, produced and directed by past Cars Yeah guest Adam Carolla and others.

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Koen van Ham is the Co-Founder of Lightyear and is responsible for design. Lightyear is a Dutch technology company committed to its vision of making EV mobility scalable through the grid-independent solar car, delivering optimal performance. Most recently they designed and validated unprecedented performance in their 5-seater Lightyear One, setting a new world record for the most aerodynamic car. After studying Industrial Design Koen joined the first Solar Team Eindhoven because of his fascination for more sustainable mobility. His main task falls in the domain of user experience and aesthetics. In his view, these two are essential to get new technologies adopted by a widespread audience. By working at Lightyear, Koen believes his contribution to the world will have a positive impact in a variety of ways.  

Direct download: Ep1474-Koen_van_Ham.mp3
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Brandon Anderson is the Executive Director and CEO of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. He earned his B.F.A. in Historic Preservation and Architectural History and a Masters Degree in Museum Studies. His past positions include time at The History Museum in South Bend, Indiana, Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens in New Bern, North Carolina, The Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida and the Telfair Museum of Arts in Savannah, Georgia. He is on the Board of the National Association of Automobile Museums, the Historic Houses & Sites Network of AAM, and the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.

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Colin Braun is a sports car racer who for more than 25 years has been on the track. He grew up in a racing family and his father Jeff Braun has been a guest here on Cars Yeah, twice. Colin’s sportscar career includes wins at the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring, and Six Hours of Watkins Glen events. At just 16 he made his racing debut at the Rolex 24 Hours race in Daytona and he was the youngest driver ever to place on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing second. He’s run oval racing with NASCAR where he is credited with the fastest lap around the Daytona International Speedway at 222.971 mph! 

Direct download: Ep1472-Colin_Braun.mp3
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Shawn Groce is the founder of WESA, a company that develops products that give drivers, people, and organizations peace of mind while driving in limited visibility or poor driving conditions. They facilitate life safety operations while safeguarding those that protect and serve. Their latest product is called NightRide and it makes safety available to everyone. Shawn is an engineer and entrepreneur. He enjoys spirited drives on windy roads, photography, and tinkering with anything that’s analog, from designing lighting and audio systems to rebuilding the engine in his ’77 Honda CB400F. He was bitten by the car bug at the age of 15, and Shawn’s first car was a boat! A 1977 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. 

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Dr. Jacques Dallaire is the President at Performance Prime. Over forty years, he has enjoyed the opportunity to work with more than 750 high-performance motor racing drivers from forty-three countries, numerous race teams, as well as several thousand high-performance individuals from a multitude of sports and a variety of occupations including law enforcement, the entertainment world, and the business community. Jacques splits his time between delivering sports-team and corporate/occupational group performance programs and providing individual, one-on-one programs with high-performance competitors from many walks of life. He is a founding member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences, a board member of the Stand 21 “Racing Goes Safer” Foundation, and in 2007 was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame – in recognition of his innovative, state-of-the-art training strategies and the impact he has had on the sport.

Jacques will be a key speaker at this year’s 25th Annual Armadillo Racing Seminar taking place on February 8 in Tacoma Washington. To learn more go to Armadilloracing.com

Direct download: Ep1470-Jacques_Dallaire.mp3
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Jeff Braun is a racing engineer who most recently worked with CORE Racing and IMSA. He’s been the Competition Director on the LMP2 Cars in the Tudor United SportsCar Series for SpeedSource Engineering and Mazda Racing. Jeff attended his first race at the age of three and started karting at seven. After going to work to manage the Transact Racing Team he purchased the business after only two years and created a race engineering consulting business. Transact has been a part of almost every kind of racecar in the world. Jeff’s won eight Sports Car championships along with two Daytona 24 Hours wins, eight Sebring 12 Hours and four Petit Le Mans wins.  With fellow engineer, Paul Haney, Jeff wrote the racing engineering technical book, Inside Racing Technology.

Jeff will be a key speaker at this year’s 25th Annual Armadillo Racing Seminar taking place on February 8 in Tacoma Washington. To learn more go to Armadilloracing.com

Direct download: Ep1469-Jeff_Braun.mp3
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Ross Bentley is a racecar driver, a driving coach, and a high-performance driving instructor. His website, Speed Secrets, is a landing page for anyone wanting to learn how to be a better and faster driver. He’s raced against Michael Andretti, Al Unser Jr. Bobby Rahal, Emerson Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy, Rick Mears, and many others. Ross has driven Indy cars, GT sports cars, and he won the 1998 U.S. Road Racing Championship and the 2003 Daytona 24-Hour race. He’s passionate about helping others perform better in a car and on the track. He’s written nine books under the Speed Secrets title and all focus on how to be a better driver. He’s a podcaster and his passion is to share with others what he does best.

Ross will be a key speaker at this year’s 25th Annual Armadillo Racing Seminar taking place on February 8th in Tacoma, Washington. To learn more go to Armadilloracing.com

Direct download: Ep1468-Ross_Bentley.mp3
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Dane Greger is the owner of Dane’s Detailing, a business he launched because of his lifelong passion for cars that started after attending the Puyallup Northwest National Good Guys show. Even as a little boy he was cleaning and customizing his Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars into tabletop show cars. Born into an automotive enthusiast family Dane was already mountain biking, snowboarding, and snowmobiling at a very young age. He loves sports and takes pride in turning a dirty car into a shining star. He started his business after a casual conversation blossomed into a business and with some guidance and training from his father, combined with his ability to learn quickly, his hard work has paid off. Last year he purchased his first vehicle, a 2003 Victory Red Chevy SS truck, even though he can’t yet legally drive. Did I forget to mention that Dane’s in the 9th grade and he is only 14 years old?

Direct download: Ep1467-Dane_Greger.mp3
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Joshua Paul is the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief at Lollipop Grand Prix Media. He is a portrait, travel, and automobile and racing photographer who has earned numerous awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, Type Director’s Club, and Photo District News. Aside from traveling to over 95 countries, usually off the beaten path Joshua has photographed over 75 Formula 1 races and taken portraits of every driver. He’s the only Permanently Accredited American Photographer for Formula 1. One of his cameras of choice is a 1913 Graflex Auto RB that gives the viewer a very unique perspective of modern races. Joshua earned his BA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Washington and his BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design.

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Rich MacDonald is involved in sales and promotions at Superformance / Hillbank / Shelby Legendary Cars in Irvine, California. There along with past Cars Yeah guests, Lance Stander, Owner of Superformance, and Doug Campbell and their talented team, they build continuation models of the iconic Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, Caterham, and the Corvette Grand Sport. You can walk in and purchase a new car or have them build one to your exacting specifications. Rich’s father Dave MacDonald raced Cobras to many victories in the 1960s so Rich feels right at home representing these iconic sports cars, many of which were featured in the recent FOX/Disney blockbuster movie Ford vs Ferrari.

 

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Steve Matusek is the founder of Aeromotive, a company he started in 1994. He and his business partner Jack Hylton focus on fuel delivery components through technology and engineering. Both are racers and their products are conceived on the racetrack. Through relationships with other racers, customers, manufacturers, they identify challenges and create solutions and turn them into products. Steve has a background in the aerospace industry he’s set up Aeromotive to apply the same materials, processes, and procedures that major aerospace companies do which sets them apart from their competition. He is the son of immigrant parents who is an All-American success story.

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Mitzi Valenzuela is the owner of Mitzi & Company Photography, a company she founded in 2004. She specializes in pinup and automotive photography through her love of travel and exploring car shows and events around the world. She launched her first International Pinup Contest at the Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show and has run several other contests including the Grand National Roadster Show and Sacramento Autorama Trophy Girl Contest. She produces an annual pinup and hotrod calendar each year and celebrated her ten year anniversary in 2019. Her photography has been featured in numerous publications and she’s appeared on a number of Reality TV shows. Today she is creating a dream studio at her new Mid-Century Modern Home. 

Direct download: Ep1463-Mitzi_Valenzuela.mp3
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Hector Cademartori is an automotive artist who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His interest in motor racing started as a teenager being influenced by the European greats including Fangio, Gonzalaz, and Formula 1. He has been selling his illustrations and paintings since 1983 after graduation. His clients include race teams, corporations, magazines, racing organizations, and private collectors. You’ll find his artwork in Dan Gurney’s All American Racers offices, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Laguna Seca Raceway, Auto Club Speedway-Fontana, and automotive corporate headquarters. Hector considers himself a racer with a brush as he draws, paints and races his Datsun 240Z that he calls his “Ferratsun” around Southern California and his 1991 Volvo 740 at the 24 Hours of LeMons and Champcar Endurance Series.

Direct download: Ep1462-Hector_Cademartori.mp3
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Jeany Zhao is the owner/co-owner of several companies including ZK Performance (along with Mike Kojima of Moto IQ), an online retailer of an automotive detailing product. She is the owner of Aphoena “afenna” Consulting, specializing in data analytics, consumer feedback, and company strategic planning and operations and co-owner of Big Tex BBQ in Bogota, Colombia. She is an enthusiastic sports car enthusiast, a die-hard Porschephile, and seeks to immerse herself in all things automotive, from car clubs to canyon runs to track days and pit reporting at IMSA. Her past corporate career has been in data analytics in the consumer goods and economics sectors. Jeany is also a certified mediator. 

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Tiffani Marie Lewis is a National Porsche Club of America Driving Instructor, primarily racing Autocross circuits and track events. She is the first female to be awarded Instructor of the Year for the Porsche Club of America Orange Coast Region in 2017- 2018. She earned first place wins in the PCA-OCR Autocross Series in her class for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. She has been a guest judge for the annual Steve McQueen Car Show, an instructor at California Festival of Speed, and has appeared in a variety of publications and commercial spots for various companies and organizations. Tiffani’s goal is to share her passion for cars, racing, education, art, and culture with today’s youth and encourage and inspire more enthusiasm and diversity among the car community.

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Eleonor Segura is the Digital Production Editor at Automobile Magazine. She’s been with the publisher for almost six years contributing as a writer, photographer, and sampling some of the coolest rides around plus, she is the only female writer on staff. Automobile Magazine’s mantra of “No Boring Cars” brings enthusiasts a variety of inspiration through the latest news, car reviews, long-term updates, design, future cars, and opinion. You’ll find videos, auto show reports, and much more in their print magazine and on their digital platform.

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Since 2003, Alyn Edwards has been a partner at Peak Communicators, a full-service public relations company with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Calgary. He has been a career journalist, communications consultant, and life-long classic car enthusiast. He began his journalism career as a reporter and feature writer for one of Canada’s most influential newspapers – the Toronto Telegram, where he covered all disciplines including municipal and provincial politics and criminal justice. At the age of 27, Alyn was recruited to become a television news reporter. That led to a 20-year career with BCTV (Global BC) as a senior reporter followed by five years at CBC Television (Vancouver) as a regional and national reporter. Alyn has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles for a wide variety of publications and produced more than three dozen documentary videos. He currently writes weekly features on classic cars for a variety of Canadian newspapers including the Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Victoria News and Old Autos. 

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A.J. Baime is a New York Times Bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, a public speaker, and occasional on-screen personality. His books include The Arsenal of democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War, and Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans. Go Like Hell is one of the most recommended books by guests here on Cars Yeah. Both books are critically acclaimed and in development for major motion pictures. A.J. writes for a multitude of magazines including Road & Track and he is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on numerous TV stations and shows including Jay Leno’s Garage and as a host and race car driver in online documentary pieces. His newest book titled 100 Dream Cars: The Best of “My Ride” is a photo book and collection of his Wall Street Journal columns published by Rizzoli.

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