Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Chad McQueen is a race car driver, actor, film producer, and consummate automotive enthusiast. He has raced in many forms of motorsports including Motocross, the Baja 1000, SCCA, Vintage events, and many other venues. He’s a big fan of early Porsches and still owns and drives his father’s 1958 Speedster in the hills around Los Angeles. Chad was a producer on a feature documentary titled Steve McQueen, The Man & Le Mans. It’s the story of a life changing passion for racing and his father’s involvement in the making of the iconic 1970 movie Le Mans. You can learn more about this film when I had Chad here on Cars Yeah, show number 450 on the Cars Yeah website. Today he continues to support The Boys Republic, a place that turned around his father’s life, by putting on The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 2 in Chino Hills, California on the Boys Republic campus.

Direct download: Ep1034-Chad_McQueen2.mp3
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Ben Erickson is an automotive author, restoration consultant, concours judge, and has authored books about French cars with past Cars Yeah guest Peter Larsen. In addition to being a connoisseur of the grand French classics, he is a Maseratisti fan having owned a number of them. Ben has a special interest in all things Iso as well as Swedish and American cars from the challenging years in the 1970s and 1980s when, as Ben says, “They did the best with what they had”. Although originally from Minnesota and brief stays in Finland, his time is split between Denmark and Thailand. As a linguist and fluent in five languages including Finnish, Ben also owns a translation company. Ben’s latest venture with Peter Larsen is a three volume series titled The Kellner Affair, Matters of Life and Death.

 

 

 

Direct download: Ep1033-Ben_Erickson.mp3
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David Story is an artist with a passion for automobiles. After 15 years in the construction business, he shut down his 45 home-a-year business and pursued his lifelong passion to be an artist. He moved to Inkom, Idaho and built a home and studio on the side of a mountain. David’s been a gear-head his entire life and has a passion for riding motorcycles. He paints a variety of genre from hot rods to race cars, farmers and their equipment, and the iconic Indy 500. David has 7 children, 21 grandchildren, and he, along with his wife of 40 years, do volunteer work in Uganda and Ghana Africa along with volunteer work in Idaho.

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Direct download: Ep1032-David_Story.mp3
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Ron Harris is the Co-Chairman, along with Chad McQueen, of the Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show, a position he has held since the show’s inception in 2007. The show benefits The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California. He was a vintage racer running with VARA, HSR West, and HMSA racing his 1965 Porsche 356 for 12 years. Ron started his own company, Better Beverages, a fountain beverage supply company to the foodservice industry, a company he owned an ran from 1969 till 2017. He is a past President of the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association, the Southern California Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the 356 Porsche Club of Southern California. 

Direct download: Ep1031-Ron_Harris.mp3
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Darren Reighard is the Founder and CEO of Cars of Carlisle Car Culture and Car Community. He is a podcaster with a focus on fostering a positive car community while celebrating car culture from the epicenter of the automotive swap meet world in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Darren has attended the Carlisle Car Shows since the age of seven and grew up in an automotive enthusiast family, being a fourth generation car nut. He helped his father restore numerous automobiles from Ford Model A to a 1968 Ford Mustang. His ventures as a sidepreneur keep him busy as does his day job as an IT Manager. Speaking of Carlisle, Lance Miller, CEO of Carlisle Events was a past guest here on Cars Yeah. He was guest number 120. 

Direct download: Ep1030-Darren_Reighard.mp3
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Wayne Craig has a lifelong passion for automobiles and serves a number of concours at events around the country. He’s the Docent Chairman at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Race Car Chair and board member of the Ironstone Concours, he is on the Car Sourcing Committee and is the Lead Docent at the La Jolla Concours, a Docent at the Blackhawk Auto Museum, a Docent and leads the Hagerty Jr. Judges Program at the Hillsborough Concours and he is a photojournalist for various automotive publications. As if that isn’t enough, Wayne is the President and CEO of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. 

Direct download: Ep1029_-_Wayne_Craig.mp3
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Jen Turcotte is the founder of Carsmotology, a professional, automotive detailing company located in Plymouth, Minnesota. She started her company after working it the detailing industry, perfecting her skills, for over 16 years. At Carsmotology, you can enjoy a variety of detailing options from cleaning to polishing, paint correction, waxing, specialized coatings, paintless dent removal, window tinting, and clear bras and coatings. Having overcome many gender obstacles in what has been a male-dominated industry, it has been her intense passion and hard work that has encouraged and inspired other women to break into the detailing industry. What is Jen’s latest venture?  She has started creating and offering her own line of car care products.

Direct download: Ep1028_-_Jen_Turcotte.mp3
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Lehman Keen is an American race car driver who was born and lives in Georgia. Know as Leh by his friends and fans, he has competed in the United SportsCar Championship and drove for teams including Alex Job Racing, Brumos Racing, Dempsey Racing, and Ferbacher Loles Racing driving Porsche GT3, Ferrari 458, and Mazda RX-8 FT cars. His newest venture is the Keen Project, a company he started in 2013 where they build turnkey modified Porsche 911s built in a theme and design that Leh has developed. One is the Safari style Porsche, a car that is inspired by late 70s East African and Paris/Dakar race cars, but his is a daily driver street car you can take to the track or off road. He also does driving for NBC Sports and automotive commercials.

Direct download: Ep1027_-_Lehman_Keen.mp3
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Michael Bream is the owner of EV West in San Marcos, California. He and his team provide a wide variety of components for electric vehicle conversions and the support you’ll need to make them perform. They also provide ready to go kits to convert your special vehicle into an electric powered car for VW and Porsche marques, along with specialty EV race projects. The shop focuses on retaining all the classic elements of the vehicle, but gives them a brand new heart to keep up with modern vehicles. 

Direct download: Ep1026_-_Michael_Bream_-_Final.mp3
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Trevor Doelling is co-owner of Texas Speed & Performance, a performance manufacturer and retailer that specializes in the General Motors' LS and Gen 5 LT engine and vehicle platforms.  In just over 15 years, Texas Speed & Performance has evolved from what started as a retail-only e-commerce business into a full machining and production facility, specializing in in-house engine machining and assembly, cylinder head production, and camshaft production.  He and his business partner's passion for GM performance-based cars has morphed into one of the leading manufacturers and retailers in the GM LS industry.  From basic exhaust systems to complete turn-key engines, Texas Speed & Performance offers a vast array of parts to suit every car enthusiast's needs.

Direct download: Ep1025_-_Trevor_Doelling_.mp3
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