Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

John Draneas is an attorney at Draneas & Huglin in Lake Oswego, Oregon. His practice focuses on business and tax planning, primarily for closely-held businesses and their owners with an emphasis in all areas of federal and state income taxation, estate planning, tax controversies, and he represents car collectors as an important part of his practice. Automotive enthusiasts will recognize John from his writing in Sports Car Market magazine’s Legal Files where he has contributed for over 10 years. He raced SCCA in the Spec Racer Ford class and won a region championship in 2013. John’s one of the founder so f Friends of PIR, a non-profit which supports the Portland International Raceway. He is the organizer of the Oregon Festival of Cars, an event he’s been involved with for over 20 years and he’s the past President of the Oregon Porsche Club region.

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Tim Lea is the owner of Tim Lea Restoration in North Andover, Massachusetts. Tim’s passion for cars, engines, and anything that rolls on rubber goes back to his childhood. He and his team perform a full line of services for restoring your classic cars including: complete restorations, interiors, engine rebuilding, buyer inspections, car locating, maintenance, and more. With a focus on 1965 to 1970 Shelby Mustangs Tim’s shop is ASE Certified having worked on Mustangs since 1974. He has over 40 years of experience including judging credentials and is an SAAC concours judge, a MCA concours judge, and a Mid America head judge.

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Francesco Aglietti is a Composites Design Engineer with McLaren Racing in Surrey, England. He’s been part of the team for over six years. He pursued engineering in college and after joining an exchange program with Cornell University he got involved with Formula SAE and was able to work on a race car. He was offered an internship with Dallara Racing working on GP2 cars and that experience lead to joining Toro Rosso in Italy, working as a Junior Designer on their F1 Team. Francesco then migrated to Design Engineering where he worked with composites and that opened the door to McLaren.

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Dusan Djordjevic is an automotive artist and graphic designer who lives in Belgrade, Serbia. At 21 years of age he’s the youngest artist that I’ve had as a guest here on Cars yeah. A fan of the great masters, including Vermeer, Van Eyck, and others he started drawing VW Beetles and Porsches and began creating a following of automotive art fans. Most of his work is on commission and you can find his art in automotive magazines and on social media sites around the globe. He designs and produces a line of shirts with his art adorning them and today Dusan has created over 120 commissioned works of automotive art for clients throughout the world. I found him on Instagram and being a fan of German cars, I admire his art greatly.

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Tod Mesirow is the owner of Robot Body Inc. He has worked on many of televisions top automotive shows throughout his career. It all started when he was asked to film Phil Hill driving a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM for RM Auctions. He was on Monster Garage for the last 54 of their 86 episodes. He produced “the lost pilot” of Top Gear, hosted by Adam Carolla. He worked on Overhaulin’, the Ultimate Car Build Off, Mytbusters, Joe Rogan Questions Everything, and Richard Hammond’s Crash course. Today he talks about cars on the Los Angeles NPR member station KCRW. Tod is executive producing Season 14 of the Velocity/Discovery International hit series Wheeler Dealer with past Cars Yeah guest Mike Brewer. Tod is also a contributing writer on The Review Garage website where they rate the best and worst in cars, trucks, motorcycles, tools, and accessories.

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Dustin Wharton is the owner of Official California Detailing or better known as OCD in San Diego California. Given Dustin’s attention to detail, OCD is a perfect acronym for his passion to make the vehicles he and his team detail look perfect. He purchased Big D’s Mobile Detailing from Dann Williams who was the Optimum Polymer Technologies Western Regional Rep after moving to Southern California from Colorado. The business had a 10 plus year reputation in San Diego with a handsome client list giving Dustin a great start. He has over 10 years of experience in the detailing industry, when a summer job he started after graduating from high school became a career. I am proud to say I’m a customer of Dustin’s as he recently detailed a vehicle for me in San Diego.

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David Helmer is a Hall of Fame auctioneer and the President of Braun and Helmer Auction Service in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 1971 he and his team have helped clients sell their estates, antiques, farms, real estate, motorcycles, trucks, and automobiles. David conducts over 100 auctions yearly working with individual clients and many nonprofit groups including the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Motts Children’s Hospital. David also owns The Super Auction and the website TheAuctioneerChannel.com. He’s the past president of the Michigan State Auctioneers association and earned State Champion Auctioneer in 2006 and in 2008 the Ring Man Champion. In 2014 he was inducted in to the MSA Auction Hall of Fame.

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Albert Heiles is the Founder and Editor of Autobahn Automotive Media, an automotive blog showcasing everything automotive. He covers the spectrum from car reviews to event coverage and much, much, more. He is former automotive dealership manger and is now a sales manager for Prospera Hospitality, a hotel management company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Albert is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, and has been passionate volunteer with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix since 1996. Albert was bitten by the car bug thanks to his father who is also a car guy. While his father was a fan of MG’s, Albert’s passion fell for Volkswagen’s thanks to Herbie the Love Bug. This led Albert to being a caretaker of an original screen used Herbie in his eclectic collection of cars. Albert is also a graduate of the “Car School”, Northwood University where he obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Greg Tracy is part of the Driver’s Inc. stunt team, where he is a Hot Wheels driver and a top Hollywood stuntman. He is known for doing crazy stunts in movies including Talladega Nights, The Fast and Furious, and in the movie Bourne Ultimatum where he earned the World Stunt Award. Greg has also appeared in numerous TV commercials. As one of the elite Team Hot Wheels drivers Greg captured the Guiness Book of Records performing the Hot Wheels Double Double Dare Loop in 2012. Greg is also a regular at the Pikes Peak race where he is a seven time record holder and he holds a record for the Electric Car Division with a time of 9:08. He is also the only racer to go under 10 minutes at Pikes Peak on two and four wheels. He’s won the Baja 1000, raced in Formula 2000, Indy Cars, and he’s gone over 210 mph on a motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats during several World Record Attempts.

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Davide Bassoli is the manager and publisher at Nubes Argentea in Parma, Italy where he specializes in fine books about Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles. In honor of his Italian origins, the name Nubes Argentea is the translation in the antic Latin language for Silver Cloud. Considered as an expert in the world about the Silver Cloud and S-type models, Davide is often consulted to offer his expertise on these models. He is the author of the multi-award winning book Every Cloud has a Silver Lining. A life long automotive enthusiast Davide has written for the major classic car magazines in Europe and collaborated with the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta della Sport to produce the DVD series Auto da Sogno about automotive marques. He co-authored with Bernard L. King his first book titled Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I and Bentley S1: 50 Years and he is the driving force behind the Italian Section of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club.

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