Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

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

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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

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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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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Edward Roose is a Porsche enthusiast who works to bring clubs together and share their events, ideas, and passion for the marque. He was the president of his local Porsche Club and created a Clubs International website and a Whatsapp group of current and past club presidents. He runs his own not for profit Porsche Social Drive titled Flat 6 Fun on Facebook and he helped create and administer the International Porsche Clubs page on Facebook. Edward is also an administrator on the 996 world page focused on the Porsche 996 models and he has a DriveTribe Porsche blog as well plus a YouTube page titled 100 Percent Porsche Drive Days. Did I mention he likes Porsches?

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Brittney Hamilton is an automotive photographer, model, and car enthusiast. She is driven by her passion and eye for quality and performance.  She enjoys adapting fashion to automotive design to bring creative emotion to her photography and all elements of her work. Brittney’s marque of choice is Porsche.

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Arne Toman is a Christian, Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, and an Automotive Scofflaw. Arne is the co-founder and former VP of AMS Performance. He is currently starting new ventures in the automotive space and beyond. Arne built and drives the World’s Fastest Hearse and now holds the coveted Cannonball Run record with a time of just 27 hours 25 minutes covering 2,825 miles from NY to LA, a record he set with past Cars Yeah guest Doug Tabbutt. Arne also holds the Competitive Cannonball Event Record at 31 hours 45 minutes set during the 2904 in 2017. A movie car and oddball vehicle aficionado, he is a regular guest on the popular VINWIKI Car Stories on YouTube channel and writes a blog titled Arne’s Antics. You can follow Arne’s Antics on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

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John Schommer is the Producer of WheelandPedalWeds, where he tells stories of a love of cars through Mixer.com/Forza and Twitch.tv/Forza. For years John has been a writer, photographer, streamer, and online personality for Turn 10 Studios, makers of the Forza Motorsport series of racing games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. He has written over 500 racing and car culture stories and innumerable car descriptions for vehicles that have come to the Forza games. He’s interviewed the leaders, movers, and shakers of the automotive industry. As a streamer, he’s known for witty engaging discussions and deep exploration of what makes Forza games unique and fun. John’s photographed at events including the 24 Hours of LeMans, the Bathurst 1000, Long Beach Grand Prix, Formula Drift, Red Bull Rallycross, Drag racing, and 100s of car shows.

 

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On today's special Christmas edition of Cars Yeah, I am taking a break from my usual show format to share a little holiday spirit in appreciation for all of my listeners. I hope you will enjoy the reading of my version of Twas the Night Before Christmas.Thanks so much for tuning in each day!

Mark

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Jason Peters is the Founder and Owner of Mid-Century Motors and Restoration where he does paint correction and protection, complete interior and exterior detailing, interiors and upholstery work, vinyl tops and routine maintenance. He purchased his first collectible car at age 22, a 1969 Ford Galaxie 500. After a brief career in HR, Jason discovered McPherson College and was accepted to their restoration school. While learning his trade he got involved in their on-campus car club, C.A.R.S. While in school he acquired his dream car, a 1958 Edsel and after graduating he went to work at SMS Auto Fabrics and after two years he opened his own company with an emphasis on cars from the 40s through the 70s.

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James Roe is a 21-year-old, F3 Americas racer from Ireland. He started racing as a child and amassed podium finishes and record-breaking results. In the Ginetta class, he earned four victories and pole positions and broke the junior lap record at Ireland’s famed Mondello Park. He’s raced in the Irish Supercar RT2000, Formula Ford 1600, and today in the F3 Americas. While racing Formula Ford, James set a yet-unbroken lap record previously held by Formula One racer David Coulthard. James was nominated for the ‘Irish Young Racing Driver of the Year’ award and he has been named the Motorsport Ireland/Dunlop, Irish Sports Council Young Racing Driver of the Month. He was also selected for the inaugural ‘Irish Motor Racing Academy, Team Ireland’.

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Catherine Sutton left her job at DreamWorks, a place she had been since it was a startup. She and her ex-husband started a crazy little business called Johnson Motors, where motorcycles, art, books, magazines, and clothing all collided together in a great little store tucked down an alley in Pasadena, California. She developed a passion for cars and their mechanical and practical perspective and has participated in vintage car rallies since 2012 in California and Arizona. When she’s not driving, she spends time as a CASA volunteer for foster youth and she is on the board of Checkered Flag 200, a premier membership group for the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.

 

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Jan Matthias has been actively involved in the design profession for over 35 years, starting out in the position as chief designer for Porsche Design in Austria where he worked with Butzi Porsche, responsible for product design and project acquisition in Europe and the United States. In 1979 he started his own design business and worked in a wide variety of industries and countries. In the late 90s, Jan worked at Designworks/USA – BMW in Los Angeles on two specific aircraft interior design projects while supporting their international marketing efforts. He also worked with The Boeing Company in Seattle. He has earned awards from Art Center College of Design, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the City of Beverly Hills, the Florida Design Council, Stuttgart Design Center and he is a recent recipient of the prestigious ‘Red Dot’ design award in Germany.

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Samuel Spirer is the owner and operator of Wicked Auto Protection located in Orange County, California. He started his business after moving to California from Boston in 2013. At Wicked Auto Protection, they provide car care services including cleaning, polishing, waxing, sealants, and ceramic coatings. Samuel’s approach is custom paint protection, restyling, and detailing specializing in Feynlab Ceramic coatings, a self-healing ceramic protection. He also applies clear film, window tinting, vinyl wraps, does wheel repair, powder coating, and more. Classics and modern cars, he restores old, tired paint, eliminates swirl marks and surface defects, applies a long-lasting protective coating, and or film to protect and preserve the value of your new, or used vehicle.

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Toni Avery got in on the ground floor at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles as the only full-time female driving coach where she not only obtained world-class training in driving and right-seat coaching but also became a Porsche Certified Driving Instructor able to handle any vehicle in their lineup. After two-and-a-half years at Porsche, Toni now wears many hats in the industry including Director of Communications at HG Trackside in addition to other automotive companies assisting in marketing and social media and is also an automotive consultant for various companies. She continues to coach on a part-time basis at the Porsche Experience Center, and also sits right seat with teen drivers for BRAKES, a teen defensive driving program that travels the country aimed at helping teens become better, safer drivers. BRAKES is founded by past two-time Cars Yeah guest Doug Herbert. Toni also holds an SCCA full competition race license. Her website and social media channels are titled GirlsDriveFastToo.com where she focuses on sharing her passion for automobiles and photography with others.

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Tony Callas is the owner and CEO of Callas Rennsport in Torrance, California. He is also the Technical Director for The Porsche Club of America. Callas Rennsport, in addition to service work, restores classic collector cars including vintage Porsche 911s, 914s, and 356s, and is one of two premier shops in the country that service Porsche 959s. Tony grew up in his father’s shop, Rennsport Porsche Works in Texas and was servicing Porsches at 10 years old, rebuilt his first engine at 16, and at 18 went to the Porsche Factory School and started working in racing. He’s worked for Roock Racing, Seikel Motorsport, Champion Racing, Rohr Motorsport, Reiser-Callas Rennsport, Peterson White-Lightning, and earned wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans, where Tony was Mechanic of the Year for Porsche. 

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Dana Rapoport works with TechForce Foundation indulging in her passion for automobiles while working on important issues including getting the next generation, and more women, into the automotive industry. Techforce is aligned with LeMay, America’s Automotive Trust and the RPM Foundation to advance education and opportunities in automotive careers. Dana is also an active member of the Board of the CCCA Arizona, past committee member for the Arizona Concours, past Select Chair of the inaugural Las Vegas Concours along with many other car-related activities. She’s participated in many automotive rallies and often speaks at car events.

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Lara is a professional precision driver who works in movies doubling for actresses including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Connelly, Mary Louise Parker, and others. On her Instagram account, under @thatporschegirl, Lara shares her passion for Porsche, a marque she has loved since she was 12 years old. She also works in fashion as a fit model in the Los Angeles area. She drives a 1982 Porsche 930 Turbo, a 1969 Porsche 911T and a 2016 Porsche Macan S that is her daily driver. Lara is part of a group of women who are enthusiasts for the brand and who work to bring together more women who are automotive enthusiasts to be involved with related drives, events, and much more.

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Preeth Kumar shares his passion for automobiles by writing and marketing a digital magazine titled Its Preeth Kumar on Instagram.  He grew up in New Jersey in a family where car culture was central to their lives. He started autocrossing in his E46 M3 and his need for speed grew. He sold Porsches at Manhatten Motorcars in New York City and Rusnak Porsche in Westlake after moving out west to Pasadena, California where he embraces the SoCal car culture with open arms. He and past Cars Yeah guest Vinita Khilnani have fun with a humor site on Instagram titled The Indian Aunties. He’s a Contributing Writer for L.A. Dreams Magazine and active in a multitude of automotive track events and car clubs.

 

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Lasse Bauer is a Denmark-based artist renowned for his custom automotive work created for car brands, automotive events, and discerning private collectors. He is a former advertising art director with over 30 years of experience and a portfolio of clients including Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Marlboro, and P&G. Throughout his career he has worked with 9-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, the Concours of Elegance London, Audi Sport, Porsche Club Los Angeles, and many automotive brands, collectors, and motoring enthusiasts. Today he devotes much of his time artistically exploring his all-consuming passion for cars.

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Christina Brinkerhoff is producing a documentary about her mother, past Cars Yeah guest Renee Brinkerhoff – as she conquers 7 continents driving in a 1956 Porsche 356. They are fresh off the 36-day Peking to Paris endurance rally that took place this past summer. The next challenge will be in Kenya in the East African Safari Classic Rally, a 9-day, 5,000 km run through Kenya and Tanzania. Prior to Africa Renee ran the La Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, The Targa Tasmania in Australia, and The Caminos del Inca in South America. They will challenge the Antarctica Ice Challenge in 2121. Christina is a graduate of the USC Film School and a former talent agent. Through their Valkyrie Gives Foundation, she and her mom raise awareness of and funding for efforts against the global problem of child trafficking.

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Doug Tabbutt is the Founder of Switchcars, a Cleveland-based sports car dealership and specialty Porsche consulting and brokerage service. He sources automobiles from private collectors, customers, and dealers, never from wholesale auctions. His focus is a verifiable history and condition report so that you can purchase with confidence. Doug is also an authorized dealer for Trailex aluminum sports car trailers. Along with his co-driver Arne Toman, Doug recently broke the New York to Los Angeles Cannonball Run record. Regular listeners will remember past record holder Ed Bolian, a guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Rod Newlove is the President of Automotive Parts Distributors/APD with 4 locations in western Canada. It is a company that’s been in business since 1981. The primary focus of APD today is much more than the distribution of quality/brand name auto parts to the company’s independent automotive shop customer base. APD is committed to ongoing investments in technology and processes to make them a leader in the industry related to online ordering, inventory management, warehouse systems and the GPS tracking of deliveries. Rod’s past includes racing rear engine dragsters, building a Manta Kit Car, restoring a ’67 Camaro and 25+ Harleys over the past 30 years. In 2002 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for volunteer work mentoring young people. 

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Rony Karam is the FIVA Ambassador for the Middle East and the FIVA Representative to UNESCO. He has been a member of the FIVA Culture Commission for more than 12 years. Founded in 1966 FIVA is the worldwide federative association of historic automobile clubs, be they for veteran, vintage, pre-war or post-war classic automobiles, including motorcycles and trucks that are at least 30 years old. FIVA’s goals are to protect and promote world motoring heritage. Rony is a car collector and has judged in many Concours events including Dubai, Kuwait International Concours d’Elegance, Qatar International Concours, and Chantilly France Concours Arts et Elegance. He has contributed to the elaboration of the TURIN CHARTER in the FIVA Culture Commission as well and has organized classic vehicle events.

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Patrick Rollet is the Past President of FIVA. Founded in 1966 FIVA is the worldwide federative association of historic automobile clubs, be they for veteran, vintage, pre-war or post-war classic automobiles, including motorcycles and trucks that are at least 30 years old. Fiva’s goals are to protect and promote world motoring heritage. Patrick will be a distinguished judge at this year’s UAE Concours in Dubai. His career spans decades and includes consulting and marketing. He has been involved in the automotive world since working at the Paris Motor Show in 1965 on the Aston-Martin stand and he is a member of numerous automotive clubs and organizations. Patrick has been involved with FIVA since 2005 and has authored several books and many articles in HV press and Club magazines. In 2019 he was honored by the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts and des Letters in France.

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Mohammed Luqman, a.k.a. Vintage Khan, is the curator of the UAE Concours d’Elegance. He is a Hyderabad-born (Hyderabad is the capital of southern India's Telangana state)  UAE-based Retromobilist and Channel Head and Lead Anchor of Hyderabad’s first 24/7 English News channel, HY TV. He has produced numerous TV programs including the interview show Straight-Talk and the 60 Minutes With series. He is the Founder and CEO of ML Consulting, a marketing firm. As a motoring enthusiast, Mohammed has spent over three decades tracking, chronicling, and researching veteran, Edwardian, vintage, and classic cars. He has authored books including Automobiles of the Nizams, Automobiles of Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Zayed’s Rolls-Royce, Toll-Royce in Arabia, and The Noble Napier 823. A businessman by profession and a Retromoblist by passion, Mohammed has experienced an eventful journey from a spectator to a curator.

 

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Vinita Khilnani is a regular host of Morning Octane, a premiere LA Cars and Coffee quarterly event. She currently holds the title as 2018 Miss India North America and uses her platform to encourage other diverse individuals to pursue their dreams. Born and raised in South Pasadena, California, from a young age, Vinita loved family parties, because it provided her the opportunity to sing and host her own version of Jeopardy.  After completing her education, where she earned an M.S. in Biology and Masters in Public Health, she decided to dedicate her life to the arts.  After signing a record deal and touring as a pop-singer, Vinita fell in love with Improvisational Comedy while studying at the Groundlings, earning the Groundlings Diversity Scholarship. She has written and performed on two all-female sketch teams, Stiletto Sketch and Butter and she is currently in production of a re-imagined version of The Jungle Book.

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Mario Peserico is the CEO and Managing Director of Eberhard & Co. Italia, a company he has been with since 1993. Eberhard & Co. is the official timer and partner of the Gran Premio Nuvolari, an event that takes place each September in Italy. The event is designed as a tribute to Tazio Nuvolari by the organizers of the Mille Miglia and is an international rally reserved for historic motorcars. Eberhard & Co has a thirty-year relationship with Tazio Nuvolari, one of the greatest racers of all time, and with the Nuvolari Grand Prix. Eberhard & Co is a Swiss watchmaking house, founded in 1887, with over 130 years of history representing excellence and innovation. Mario is also the President of Assorologi, the Italian association representing watch manufacturers and importers and watch-making suppliers.

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Jamie Bopp is the Founder of Dundon Motorsports in Gig Harbor, Washington. The company was born from three automotive enthusiasts' passion to provide the very best in service, parts, and performance. He and his team work on Porsche automobiles providing general maintenance, engine building, transmissions, suspension tuning, and dyno services. His past includes working in process engineering and engineering management in the semiconductor industry and he started his own semiconductor company in 2003. His car ownership spans from Toyotas, Hondas, BMWs and of course Porsche including a 2019 GT3RS.

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Mariana Small is the Co-Founder and COO of Accelerating Change and the President of the Porsche Club of America, Los Angeles region. Accelerating Change creates opportunities for women to develop skills in the automotive world, from track days to educational events and networking. In the past, she was Vice President of Marketing Operations and Branding at Confie [pronounced con-fee], where she set the strategic direction of marketing and branding initiatives. Mariana earned her B.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany and her M.B.A. in Foreign Commerce and Exchange from Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil. She holds Certifications in Strategic IQ and Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard Business School and is a certified Private International Arbitrator. She speaks five languages, has lived in 8 countries (all continents except Antarctica) and has traveled to 61 countries. Fun fact: Mariana has also seen all 7 wonders of the world!

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Grant Delgatty is the Associate Professor and Chair of Product Design at Iovine and Young Academy at the University of Southern California. A significant portion of Grant's career has been in athletic footwear, where he has led design teams for a number of successful shoe companies. In 2013, Grant founded the company URB-E where he invented a super-compact folding e-vehicle designed as a 'last mile' transportation solution for urban commuters. Over 6,000 URB-Es have been sold and shipped to more than 40 countries worldwide. From 2007 to 2018, he taught at ArtCenter, his alma mater.  Grant holds several utility and design patents has won many awards for his designs, has been published extensively, and was included on the list of Southern California entrepreneurs to watch for 2015.

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Tyler Schilling is the Founder of Sicktoiz, a company that designs and builds items that he would like to have but nobody was making. Sicktoiz offers unique hand made designers that are carefully designed and finely crafted from automotive parts to display objects and the most amazing door hardware you’ll ever see.  At a young age, Tyler got a job with a Can-Am series Crew Chief and historic racecar restorer. He worked on cars including Jackie Stewart’s T260 Lola, Peter Revson’s M8F McLaren and he also worked as a mechanic on Bobby Brown’s Lola 332. His fascination with creating things lead him to a career in robotics and the ocean. In 1985 he started Schilling Robotics along with Wes Gerriets. For 34 years they build a global franchise including a 98% market share in underwater robot arms. The company was acquired in 2012.

Direct download: Ep1429-Tyler_Schilling.mp3
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Steve Huff owns Steve Huff Motorsports in SeaTac, Washington. He is a 30 plus year racing veteran with over 20 years as a professional racer under his belt. Steve’s earned 15 national and world records in speed and he is a self-taught builder and racer who built custom bikes and cars that have won awards and set speed records. Today, he continues his quest for speed with ‘Current Technology’ his electric dragster and the brainchild of e-Spec Racecars, a division of his Huff Motorsports. Mixed with all of this, Steve has also been working on the concept for an education-based TV show titled Speed Geeks – The Science of Speed.

Direct download: Ep1428-Steve_Huff.mp3
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Uli Perez is the International Franchise Manager and Operations Quality Control Manager at K1 Speed, where he’s been for over 15 years. Founded in 2003, K1 Speed has grown to become the premier worldwide karting company. With kart racing locations around the globe and in the U.S., K1 brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a wide range of enthusiasts. Their facilities include a Paddock Lounge, meeting rooms, pool tables, and is the perfect place to host corporate events, parties, or just have fun with friends. Uli has a passion for all things automotive and has spent time behind the wheel in karts and race cars including Legends, Bandoleros, Spec Trucks, and Sportsman Class.

Direct download: Ep1427-Uli_Perez.mp3
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Ruth Fruehauf is the Founder of the Fruehauf Trailer Historical Society, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Fruehauf Trailer Company and the Fruehauf family legacy. She had a successful career in the business of fine art commerce and is the youngest daughter of Roy and Ruth Fruehauf. The family history became her passion and after looking through her father’s business papers, and learning more about her father, whom she lost at age 8, has led her on a book project about the company, her grandfather and father. The website www.singingwheels.com tells more about the rich history of the Fruehauf Trailer Company.

Direct download: Ep1426-Ruth_Fruehauf.mp3
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Tabetha Hammer is the Senior Manager of Car Culture for Hagerty, where she focuses on youth, education, and heritage. These initiatives include the RPM (Reservation Preservation Mentorship) Foundation to support the preservation of the skills and trades necessary for automotive and marine restoration; the Historic Vehicle Association to bring national recognition to our automotive heritage; and Hagerty’s Youth Programs, which breaks down barriers between young people and fun cars to put them behind the wheel. A graduate from McPherson College with a degree in Automotive Restoration Technology and Communications she is active in the car community, serving on the Board of Directors for America’s Automotive Trust and RPM Foundation and previously with the Antique Automobile Club of America. She’s also judged at numerous Concours events.

Direct download: Ep1425-Tabetha_Hammer.mp3
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Mitchell Proner is recognized as one of the most talented and experienced trial advocates in the country. He has represented clients in over 30 jurisdictions across five continents. He has lectured to Bar Associations and attorney groups in the U.S., Canada, and Europe on how to represent accident victims. Mitchell has appeared as a legal analyst on numerous news broadcasts including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, WPIX, and news channels on European television, and South American networks and radio, including the BBC and RAI International. Mitchell has been a passionate motorcycle rider for over 25 years and rides a 2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide and a 1993 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. 

Direct download: Ep1424-Mitchell_Proner.mp3
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Gregg Ovist owns Geezzup, a personal classic car location service that also acts as an auction car locator, restoration services, import and export help, and classic car parts locator. Helping you find your next classic car is his goal. Through his partnerships and expertise, Gregg will walk you through the process, at any level, from impartial advice about project vehicles, help at auctions, finding parts, to all aspects of your search for that special car. He thrives on sharing his knowledge to ensure your experience is successful and the Geezzup mission is to create relationships, not just transactions, and that he’ll be there every step of the way.

Direct download: Ep1423-Gregg_Ovist.mp3
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Mike Gulett is the Founder of MyCarQuest.com, a blog he started in 2010. There he writes about classic cars, racecars, automobiles of interest, and the people who made and drive these fascinating vehicles. My Car Quest is a view from the perspective of the collector, the enthusiast, and the lover of classic and collectible cars. Mike has more than thirty years of experience in the technology business sector with fifteen years as either the President and CEO or the President and COO of many companies. He has been through three initial public stock offerings, several mergers, and acquisitions, and has experience in both public and private companies. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Direct download: Ep1422-Mike_Gulett.mp3
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Bryan Goffe is the founder and creative director of Garage Asylum, a company he started in 2012. His first career is in the Floor Covering Industry in the Pacific NW. His expertise with garage flooring and a passion for automobiles led to his creation of Garage Asylum as a media platform for enthusiasts. Bryan combined his history of participating in car shows, a love for motorsports, his skills in shooting automotive photography, and a passion for cross-promoting friends and racing through social media with Garage Asylum. Over half of his followers are from countries outside of the USA and the concept is that of an online club of like-minded automotive enthusiasts.

Direct download: Ep1421-Bryan_Goffe.mp3
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Mark Frohnmayer is the Founder of Arcimoto, an electric vehicle company that he started in 2007. He has led the Arcimoto team through eight generations of prototype vehicles and a Nasdaq-listed Regulation A IPO, to a public electric vehicle manufacturing company. Mark’s goal was to bring an affordable, ultra-efficient, useful new vehicle into the marketplace. This year, Arcimoto began delivery of its first retail product to customers on the West Coast, and it’s called the Fun Utility Vehicle. Mark is a UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has served on the Oregon Transportation Commission and as a Technical Advisory Member of the Oregon Innovation Council. 

Direct download: Ep1420-Mark_Frohnmayer.mp3
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Sergio Fernandez is the Chief Judge at the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance. He is the owner of Vette Works Inc., the record setting shop responsible for producing the highest selling 1967 L-88 corvette coupe to date that sold at the 2014 Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona for $3,850,000.00. Sergio is one of the founding fathers of the Metro Long Island Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society, the NCRS, and he is the Master Level Judge for that group. He owns two factory-documented 1966 COPO Corvettes both Duntov Certified award winners and MCACN Gold Spinner award winners. 

Direct download: 1419-Sergio_Fernandez.mp3
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Lilly Pray is a judge at the second annual Cigar City Concours d’Elegance. She has been a classic car judge for 17 years at numerous Concours events including Radnor Hunt, Greenwich, The Elegance at Hershey, Boca Raton, Atlanta, Rocky Mountain, and Hilton Head Motoring Festival. Her love and passion for cars began at an early age with her father Malcolm, a noted collector from Greenwich, Connecticut. Lilly is a Registered Nurse specializing in Neurology, Orthopedics, and Emergency medicine. Before working in the hospital she worked in emergency pre-hospital care as a Firefighter and Paramedic. She is on the board of the Russell Maguire Foundation and is keeping her father's legacy alive at the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. The Center (MPAC) inspires visitors towards success through the automobile collection and the entrepreneurial story of Malcolm Pray who developed guidelines for young men and women to strive and develop their unique ideas, and to help them gain greater independence and motivation towards personal success. Her rally experience is quite extensive as well.

Direct download: Ep1418-Lilly_Pray.mp3
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Michael Thompson is the Field Coordinator at this year’s Cigar City Concours d’Elegance taking place in Tampa, Florida. His passion for all things mechanical covers everything from steam trains to supercars.  In his formative years, he developed a strong affinity for vintage Fords, especially anything with a Flathead V8. Mike spent much of his career with the Ford Motor Company at the dealership level in parts and service. He is very active in the car hobby and today operates a workshop where he helps hobbyists that need specialized mechanical work on Flathead Ford engines, transmissions, and rear axle refurbishment. 

Direct download: Ep1417-Michael_Thompson.mp3
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Joe Pep is an automotive commission artist, a graphic designer, and illustrator whose work has been featured in Hemmings Classic Car, their Daily Blogs, and in Muscle Machine magazines. Joe’s art has been exhibited at the AACA Museum in Hershey and the Elegance at Hershey. For over 20 years he created comic books and graphic novels including the iconic Archie Comics. Since his last appearance on Cars Yeah Joe launched Every Car Has a Story where he interviews numerous automotive enthusiasts and I was honored to be a guest on his show! Joe will be the Master of Ceremonies at this year’s Cigar City Concours d’Elegance.

Direct download: Ep1416-Joe_Pep.mp3
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Vic Piano is the Founder of the Cigar City Concours d’Elegance, now in its second year. His life has been all things automotive that started with his launch of an automotive publication titled Part Finder, back in 1975. In 1980, he produced, directed, and syndicated the International Show Car Association for television. That same year, he also produced and syndicated the Watkins Glenn Grand Prix and in 1981, the Long Beach Grand Prix. Vic went on to produce SCORE Off-Road World Championships and numerous NASCAR events including the Charlotte 600. He founded many antique automobile clubs, tours, driving events and more. This year’s Cigar City Concours d’Elegance will be held at their new venue, Tamp Bay Downs Horseracing Track.

 

Direct download: Ep1415-Vic_Piano.mp3
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Josh Stahl is President and CEO of Reviva, a Minnesota based engine remanufacturer. Reviva is a lean focused manufacturer and remanufacturer of industrial equipment and engines. The company has three engine plants where they remanufacture gas and diesel engines ranging in size from .5L to 20L.  Reviva now offers a line of high-performance LS engines and they partner in a large envelope machine shop that supports the defense and oil and gas industries.

Prior to joining Reviva, Josh was a coxswain in the U.S. Coast Guard. Josh’s hobbies include racing in triathlons and other endurance events and he enjoys driving boats, cars, and motorcycles. 

 

Direct download: Ep1414-Josh_Stahl.mp3
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Paul Rivera is the recently appointed CEO of Electra Meccanica, a designer, and manufacturer of electric vehicles. He is currently overseeing the production and launch of the company’s innovative electric, single-passenger SOLO vehicle designed to revolutionize the way people commute. Before joining Electra Meccanica, Paul most recently served as President of Ricardo USA, a 100-year-old global engineering, strategic, and environmental consultancy business focused on designing, engineering, and testing vehicle systems, as well as the niche manufacturer of high-performance products. He has more than two decades of experience in the automotive, transportation and energy sectors.

Cars Yeah listeners will remember Henry Reisner from Intermeccanica, a past guest on Cars Yeah who is the President of the company.

Direct download: Ep1413-Paul_Rivera.mp3
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Geoff Goddard has been the Sporting Director at the Nysna Simola Hillclimb at as a volunteer since 2008. He studied Automotive Technology at Reading College in the UK then working for Ford and later at THATCHAM Crash Test Research Centre. Geoff raced Stock Cars in the UK and won the English and World Superstox Championships in 1969, 1971, and 1972. He emigrated to South Africa in 1974 and ran his own repair and tuning shop, and later as a Test Engineer on military vehicles. He worked at BMW Group as a Test and Development Engineer and he managed their Test Operations. Geoff was a BMW SA works driver in Group N and Touring cars and was the Team Manager as well. Listeners will remember Geoff’s son Kai was a past guest here on Cars Yeah. 

Direct download: Ep1412-Geoff_Goddard.mp3
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Linda Nunes is the Crew Chief for Chris Nunes, her teenage son’s off-road racing Team. Regular Cars Yeah listeners will remember Chris Nune’s show earlier this year. Chris races Pro Buggy in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Nationals and most know him as the California Kid. Linda is in charge of marketing, PR, Spotting, Hot Pits, Travel, and she is the team’s Strategist responsible for developing and building the most competitive car at the lowest possible price. Linda has also raced a dirt bike and won first place at Barona Oaks, their local track and she raced a UTV at Lucas Oil Off-Road. Linda won first place two years in a row in their powder puff event. Her past includes regionally competitive figure skating, a National Water Ski Championship, and a world-record Barefoot Jumping competition and she waterskied professionally at Sea World. 

Direct download: Ep1411-Linda_Nunes.mp3
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Jason Lotoski is the Founder and CEO of Tonit, a motorcycle community app built by riders for riders. Jason is a 27-year old entrepreneur who is motivated to build a global motorcycle community with Tonit. In just 8 months, Tonit was already the #1 trending lifestyle app on Google Play and has over 170,000 active users who post, connect, and share their riding experiences on this lifestyle app daily. At Tonit, Jason and his team aren’t just a motorcycle app creators, they are a company that lives for the thrill of the ride, helping other riders build a community to get the most out of their motorcycle lifestyle.

Direct download: Ep1410-Jason_Lotoski.mp3
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Joel Carash has been a trial attorney for over 50 years and when he’s not in the courtroom, he’s on the road in his 1927 Bentley 3 Liter that he acquired over 22 years ago. He’s put over 40,000 miles on that special car of which over 26,000 miles have been in rallies and tours all over the world. I had the honor of spending a day with Joel in his car during the La Jolla Concours Tour last spring and what a special day that was for me. Joel was the Bentley Driver’s Club Chairman, Golden Gate Region and has toured in his 3 Litre Bentley in Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Austria, Italy, France, England Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Canada, and Western USA. His car has also been on the lawn of many Concours events including the La Jolla Concours and Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. On his 16th birthday, Joel got his student pilot’s certificate and then his driver’s license telling you a bit about his passion for speed.

Direct download: Ep1409-Joel_Carash.mp3
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Caroline Cassini grew up in the collector car world. She is a lifelong car enthusiast and has been participating in car events with her parents since the age of 3 and attended her first Pebble Beach Concours at the age of 4. Caroline was the Co-Founder and Vice President of the Edison Concours d’Elegance. She has judged at numerous Concours events worldwide, including the Zoute Concours d’Elegance in Belgium. Caroline is an avid researcher and is highly knowledgeable in both sales and restoration of classic cars. Caroline is the first woman to graduate from the Academy of Art University’s Automotive Restoration program. Caroline currently works for Fantasy Junction, a prominent classic car dealer right outside of San Francisco. 

Direct download: Ep1408-Caroline_Cassini.mp3
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Dave Phillips is one of the world’s best-known Land Rover writers and is a former editor of both Land Rover Owner International and Land Rover Monthly, the best-selling magazines on the subject. He is also the co-author of the Off-Road Driving Manual (Haynes). His newest book is titled The Land Rover Story and is published by our friends at EVRO Publishing in England. Dave grew up in rural West Norfolk, near England’s east coast, in an era when every other vehicle on the country lanes was a hard-working Land Rover and has since driven these vehicles in most parts of the globe, including across deserts, up mountains and through tropical forests. These days he lives in Northamptonshire’s Nene valley, in England’s east midlands, which he enjoys exploring in his 1984 Ninety and 1996 Discovery.

Direct download: Ep1407-Dave_Phillips.mp3
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Serge Vanbockryck started his career in the late 1980s as a journalist and photographer, reporting on endurance racing for European newspapers and magazines. In the mid-1990s he left journalism for public relations and marketing, working in Formula 1, the World Rally Championship, and at Le Mans with brands including Marlboro, Lucky Strike, and Toyota. Since 2000 Serge has been a European PR coordinator for GM’s Cadillac LMP, Corvette GT, and Chevrolet WTCC programs. He is a regular contributor to British monthly magazine Racecar Engineering and German monthly Sport Auto, and he is the co-author of the official Porsche Rennsport Reunion programs. Today he is here to share his latest book titled Works Porsche 956 – The Definitive History. It is the second title in publisher Porter Press International’s Ultimate Series. 

Direct download: Ep1406-Serge_Vanbockryck.mp3
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Jennifer Maher serves as the dually-appointed CEO of TechForce Foundation and America’s Automotive Trust, two national nonprofits working collaboratively to promote America’s car culture and to support and drive tomorrow’s workforce of technicians. TechForce leads the industry’s initiative to solve the technician shortage, and serves as one of the country’s largest scholarship and grant organizations, awarding nearly $2 million to support students pursuing technical education and technician careers. America’s Automotive Trust and its affiliates, RPM Foundation and LeMay-America’s Car Museum, preserve America’s automotive heritage and passion by celebrating the past, present, and future of mobility. Jennifer brings 27-years of nonprofit management, marketing, and strategic alliance expertise to the automotive world, having previously served on the national team of Make-A-Wish America, YMCA of the USA, and The Nature Conservancy. 

Direct download: Ep1405-Jennifer_Maher.mp3
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Fireball Tim, yes that’s his real legal name, is a true legend in the car design world, having designed for over 400 of Hollywood’s biggest films including Batman, Knight Rider, Jurassic park, and Monster Garage. In addition to car design, he is an award-winning filmmaker, a host for Speed Channel, TLC, Discovery, Velocity, and others. He is also the Founder of Fireball Publishing where he creates unique and cool children’s coloring books centered around automobiles and sea life. He has 21 titles and the newest, TIKI, is now available. He is the host of Fireball Malibu Vlog where he and his lovely wife Kathy take you on adventures around Malibu and beyond, and he does a weekly Art Talk on Facebook Live. He hosts a monthly Wheels and Waves car show in Malibu and he is the Design Director for the Murphy Auto Museum. Regular listeners will remember David Neel, the museum’s director who is a past Cars Yeah guest.

Fireball’s been a past guest here on Cars Yeah, #419 in January of 2016 and #905 in November of 2017. That makes him a unique and rare three-peater here on Cars Yeah.

Direct download: Ep1404-Fireball_Tim.mp3
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Don Gottwald is President of Digital, Data and Mobility Solutions and Chief Strategy Officer of KAR Auction Services, Inc. Don is responsible for KAR’s growing portfolio of digital, data and mobility assets—overseeing KAR business including OPENLANE, CarsArrive, RDN, Clearplan, DRIVIN, Autoniq, InstaVIN, and STRATIM. He also oversees KAR’s data as a service function, leveraging the company’s broad data set to develop predictive analytics and artificial intelligence solutions that power efficiency and informed decision making for both the company and its customers. Don is an avid automotive enthusiast and collector. His prized classic is his Mach 5 – better known as Speed Racer’s car.

Direct download: Ep1403-Don_Gottwald.mp3
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Terry Shea is Hemmings Motor News Auction Editor and heads up a team of freelancers who are responsible for building the listings of the vehicles that are being offered at Hemmings Auctions. His career has included working in the media business at The Sporting News, as a freelancer, then as a contributor to dozens of automotive magazines and web site, providing words and photography. Terry joined Hemmings in 2011 as an editor and contributed to their three magazines: Hemmings Motor News, Hemmings Classic Car, and Hemmings Muscle Machine along with providing digital content for Hemmings.com. Not only does he get to meet lots of fellow enthusiasts, collectors, and like-minded collectors, but he also gets to drive a great number of vintage, antique, muscle, and exotic automobiles.

Direct download: Ep1402-Terry_Shea.mp3
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Chuck Moreland is the Founder and CEO of Elephant Racing, a company he started in 2002. Elephant Racing is the leading manufacturer of suspension products for the Porsche aftermarket. Under Chuck’s leadership, the company has successfully developed and marketing innovative products that are commercial successes worldwide. In 2018 he founded Vonnen, a company focused on a hybrid aftermarket performance system for Porsche models. Vonnen’s system fits an electric motor between the engine and transmission on stock 991 generation Carrera Prototypes that adds power and torque. Plans are in place to offer this system on older Porsche models as well.

Direct download: Ep1401-Chuck_Moreland.mp3
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David Grainger is the Founder of The Guild of Automotive Restorers, a company he and his wife Janice established in 1991. His shop is a world-renowned facility that repairs, restores, and sells classic and antique cars. They do mechanical work, bodywork, paint, upholstery, fabrications, transportation, and storage. David is the host of a successful worldwide broadcasted television series Restoration Garage, now in its sixth season. Located in the town of Bradford, about 45 minutes north of Toronto, Canada, The Guild of Automotive Restorers is open to the public with a fantastic showroom, a fun store, workshops, and talented craftsmen who work on and restore some of the finest automobiles in the world. 

Direct download: Ep1400-David_Grainger.mp3
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Ed Welburn is the former General Motors VP of Global Design and was responsible for the design of all GM vehicles worldwide from 2003 to 2016, the same position once held by Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell.  He was only the sixth person to have led GM Design in the company’s history. He was involved in the design of over 540 cars and trucks for GM. Ed was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, received the Eyes On Design Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the only car designer to have his archives placed in the Smithsonian Museum. A wing of the Detroit Institute Of Arts has been named in his honor, and he received an Honorary Doctorate Of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  Ed is an active board member of Tony Bennett’s foundation, Exploring The Arts and a judge at Concours events including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Hilton Head, Suzuka Japan, and Radnor Hunt. In this new chapter in Ed’s life, he is CEO of Welburn Media and is an Executive Producer of an exciting movie project.

Direct download: Ep1399-Ed_Welburn.mp3
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Martin Pagh Ludvigsen is the Director of Creative Technology at MullenLowe, a Los Angeles advertising agency where he works primarily on their Acura account. During his tenure, Martin has directed a series of increasingly innovative, award-winning technology-driven experiences for Acura. One example was “What a Race” the launch of the 2018 Acura TLX, where a custom augmented reality-helmet was created and the race reached more than 3 million people. He’s created unique and innovative campaigns for Acura’s RDX, ILX, and others that stretched well beyond the norm. A graduate of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark Martin has used his degree in Computer Science, Digital Communications, and Theatre to apply his curiosity and perspective on global brands including Coca-Cola, GE, Google Play, Etihad Airways, H&M, Volvo, McDonald’s, Nike, Toyota, Acura, and others.

I had the pleasure of meeting Martin during Pebble Beach Car Week at the Acura Type S Concept Reveal.

Direct download: Ep1398-Martin_Pagh_Ludvigsen.mp3
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Eddie Alterman is the Chief Brand Officer for Hearst Autos. He develops new areas of business for Hearst Autos’ consumer brands, Car and Driver and Road & Track. Previously Eddie served as Editor-in-Chief of Car and Driver, the world’s largest car magazine brand. While at the University of Michigan, Eddie began writing for Automobile Magazine, and stayed there for 13 years, rising to senior editor. He later founded MPH magazine; contributed to Men’s Journal, GQ, the New York Times, and New York Magazine; and launched motivemag.com, an automotive-lifestyle website. Widely regarded as the nation’s top automotive editor, Eddie was named 38th Most Important Person in the Automotive Industry by Complex Magazine. In 2005, he was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40.”

Direct download: Ep1397-Eddie_Alterman.mp3
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Seth Burgett is the Chairman and CEO of Gateway Bronco, a company where they restore and build the finest vintage Ford Broncos available. At Gateway Bronco he and his team build the way Henry Ford envisioned, on an assembly line. This enables them to offer an up to 5-year warranty, and deliveries as short as 2 months. They supply the donor Bronco or build using your truck. 100% of the work is done in-house in a 60,000 square foot "Bronco Factory". Seth is a seasoned entrepreneur, global executive, and board member. He is an inventor with over 40 patents pending or granted. He has created medical device robots, consumer products, and technology companies. He’s been involved in numerous successful startups and sales of companies. He is a frequent speaker at the Olin School of Business and an executive mentor. Seth is progressing toward becoming a licensed vintage racer with venues in his target including Goodwood and the Monterey Historic races.

Direct download: Ep1396-Seth_Burgett.mp3
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Constance Smith works for the Dealertrack Division of COX Automotive where they design software used by thousands of automotive dealers. She has worked in the automotive industry for over 40 years graduating from Pratt Institute with a Masters in Industrial Design. She worked under Bill Mitchell at General Motors and was the first woman in the Advanced Concepts Group. After leaving GM she taught in the Pratt Grad schools at the University of Bridgeport and earned an NEA Award and Grant. Constance is the recipient of several GM Mark of Excellence Awards and both the Chrysler Gold and Silver Awards. She has authored an award-winning book titled: Damsels in Design; Women Pioneers In The Auto Industry and Constance will be at the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance signing her book. Constance is an AACA National Judge and volunteers at Vision Honored and the Eyes on Design charities.

Direct download: Ep1395-Constance_Smith.mp3
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Dr. Paul Sable is an automotive historian, an author, a fervent collector of hybrid cars of the1950s who claims he’s on his LAST restoration, a 1955 Debonaire. He is the Co-Founder of the Concours of the Eastern United States and more recently a Founder of The Elegance at Hershey. He is an advisor to numerous Concours and has judged at most every well-known Concours around the country including Pebble Beach for 17 years. He has served as an advisor to a number of individuals for their collections and authored writings for Automobile quarterly, Automotive History Review and a number of automotive magazines. Paul is on the advising panels of a number of antique car price guides including NADA and Cars That Matter. He will be the honorary Chief Judge at the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance taking place October 25-28.

Direct download: Ep1393-Paul_Sable.mp3
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Ed Gilbertson is the Chairman of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG), a new group he formed since his last visit here on Cars Yeah in 2015. Ed is also the President of the Jury – Salon Prive’ Concour d’Elegance, a role that pulled him out of retirement to handle all the judging at this event that is held at the Blenheim Palace in the UK. Ed has been active in the car hobby for over 45 years. He is the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and continues to serve as a senior member of the Pebble Beach Selection Committee. He is also the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club of America. In addition, he was Chief Judge for the Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours and multiple shows across the country. Ed is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the International Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile and contributing Editor for Cavallino magazine and other publications plus he’s co-authored a book on the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California. 

Direct download: Ep1392-Ed_Gilbertson.mp3
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DR Rawson is the President of the Las Vegas Cadillac Club and the General Manager of the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance that will be held October 25 through the 28 at the beautiful Dragon Ridge Country Club in Henderson, Nevada. DR has always been a car guy and at 20 years old he sold Rolls Royces and Jaguars while working his way through the Air Force. His first sports car was a 1967 Jag E Type and a 1956 Porsche 356A he raced in the mid-sixties. He switched from Mercedes to Cadillac in 1994 when he proposed to his wife, as she was a Controller for Coast Cadillac in Long Beach, California.

Direct download: Ep1391-DR_Rawson.mp3
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Stuart Sobek is the Founder and Chairman of the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance. This inaugural event will debut on October 25 through the 28 at the exclusive Dragon Ridge Country Club. Stuart has been in the car collector world for more than 31 years. Fueled by his first visit to Pebble Beach in 1987, he has been collecting and showing cars ever since. His passion began and still remains in exotic cars. Being a long-time member of many car clubs, including the Lamborghini and Maserati Clubs, enabled him to learn and increase his knowledge and passion for these unique automobiles. As a collector, he has personally owned and logged many miles behind the wheel of some fantastic rides, both on the street and the track. Stuart is a member of the CCCA and Checkered Flag Lifetime Member of the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California. Today he returns to Cars Yeah after a visit here last February to update us on this new Concours event.

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Bill Rothermel will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at the inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival and the Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the AACA Museum, Inc., and The Elegance, both in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Master of Ceremonies of numerous events including the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, The Elegance, the Concours of America, the Radnor Concours d’Elegance, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance, The Hemmings Concours, Eurofest, Greenville-Spartanburg, and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. Bill also serves as a judge at numerous Concours events around the country and he is a freelance writer and his works have been featured in national and international publications and auction catalogs.

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Mark Gillies is the title sponsor at the Inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival taking place October 11 – 12 at the Westin Hotel and Chattanooga’s West Village. He is a lifelong automotive enthusiast whose career as a journalist included editing Supercar Classics and CAR magazines in the UK before arriving in the States in 1995. He became Executive Editor of Automobile and Car and Driver magazines. Eight years ago he moved into PR at Volkswagen and he is currently head of product communications for the North American region. Mark has owned a number of interesting vehicles and has raced a number of great old cars for collectors over the years. He and his son own and drive a 1992 Golf GTI race car.

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Mike Tilson is the Chief Judge at the Inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival taking place October 11 – 12 at the Westin Hotel and Chattanooga’s West Village.  He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Radnor Hunt Concours d' Elegance, now in its 23rd year. He is Chief Judge at the Carmel Concours on the Avenue and as a member of the International Chief Judges Advisory Group ( ICJAG ). Mike judges at many major Concours events in the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a former race car driver in the World Endurance Championship, SCCA, and IMSA. Mike competed at Sebring 12 hours, Daytona 24 Hours, and Watkins Glen 6 Hours, as well as racing in Mexico and Canada with many notable co-drivers, such as Innes Ireland, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Bruce Jennings and Al Holbert. He competed in the Mille Miglia on the BMW team in a BMW 507. For over forty years Mike owned a sales, service and restoration shop specializing in high-performance European automobiles.

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Dorsey Schroeder is the Competition Director for the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival’s Time Trials. He is currently the Competition Director for the HSR and Trans-Am Chief Steward and since 2015, has served as Race Director for the World Challenge Series. As a member of the SCCA Hall of Fame, Dorsey’s career as a racecar driver has earned him 40 professional races in 242 starts including 17 Trans-Am Series wins. In 1971 at the age of 18, he became the first person under the age of 21 to be issued an SCCA National Competition License. He won numerous championships throughout the 90s and in recent years competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races at Daytona and Sebring in the Prototype class. He has served as a color analyst for Fox Sports 1 and was a color analyst for the Speed Channel. 

Photo credit: ISC Archives & Research Center via Getty Images

 

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Jim Pace is the Co-Founder of the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival, an inaugural event that joins Byron Defoor’s 50 Plus Racing Foundation in bringing this fundraising event to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jim is a professional racecar driver who has competed since 1987. He’s earned wins as the Overall Winner and GT Winner in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, and at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Jim’s a sports car Series Champion in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GTU class. He is recognized as a top driver having raced formula, Prototype, GT, and vintage cars around the world including Spa in Belgium and Germany’s Nurburgring circuits. He is also a driving instructor, racing coach, and adventure consultant. As a principal in Historic Sportscar Racing since 2015 Jim has been a Race Advisor for the Classic 24 at Daytona and Classic 12 at Sebring. 

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Rob Fisher has spent a lifetime devoted to machines that turn fuel into noise and he loves anything with four wheels, two wheels, or a propeller.  Rob is currently the CEO of the up and coming San Francisco Auto Museum located in the heart of the City by the Bay. Prior to finding his dream job with the museum, Rob spent over 30 years leading global sales organizations at 6 different start-ups in Silicon Valley, which took him and his family to London for 6 years. He spends his free time doing all things automotive as the most recent president of a private vintage car club, collecting post-war cars and vintage racing his Formula Atlantic.  Rob is a supporter of the Ironstone Concours and he is also the Chairman of the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance – the longest continually running Concours in the world.

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Firman Brown serves on the Ironstone Concours Board of Directors as well as the Sonora Regional Horseless Carriage Club and he is in his third year on the Calaveras County Grand Jury. His career included farming, working for a wholesale liquor, beer, and wine distributor, and eventually purchasing his own distributorship, which he eventually sold. He lived in Pebble Beach for 30 years and had a great relationship with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and after moving to Calaveras County, he founded The Friends of the Calaveras County Fair and the Jumping Frog Jubilee. Today he is the Project Manager for the Utica Hotel restoration and development when he is not in his shop playing with and working on his old cars.

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Charles Test is part of the Ragtime Racers, a group the racer Brian Blain put together where he runs Blain Motorsports Foundation. There Charles helps research the various automobiles they restore. Charles is the great-grandson of Charles E. Test, one of the founders of the National Motor Vehicle Company in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1900-1924. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1978 and lives in Minneapolis. He got into motorcycles and his first bike was a 1938 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. He’s had Nashes, a Studebaker, an Edsel, and a Chevy pickup. He started the website Chuckstoyland.com in 2006 where he shares his collections of historic postcards and photos. Charles got into vintage racing in 2014 as a Mechanician with Brian in a 1911 National Racer that Charlie Merz drove to a 7th place finish in the first Indy 500. Today Charles pilots his own 1911 National Speedway Roadster.

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Gail Kautz is the Vice-Chairman of Ironstone Vineyards and is involved in all aspects of the family farming operation in Lodi, California. She and her husband John have been married over 60 years and started the Ironstone Concours in 1996. Her education, career, commissions, and board appointments are vast and cover decades of service in California. Her son Stephen is the oldest of their four children and is a third-generation California farmer. He is the President of Ironstone Winery, located in the Sierra Foothills town of Murphys. He is involved in numerous organizations promoting Calaveras County, is a Director of the California Association of Wine Grape Growers, and is past Director of the California Wine Institute. He is also a board member of the Ironstone Concours Foundation that has raised over a million dollars for its charities.  

Gail and Stephen are the first mother and son to be guests here on Cars Yeah.

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Ryan Skelly is the Sales Manager at Mercedes Benz of Stockton in California. His dealership is a sponsor of the Ironstone Concours. For over 30 years, Mercedes Benz of Stockton has earned trust through sincere customer service in their state of the art dealership. They provide new and used cars along with their Certified Technician care team. Ryan began his automotive career working with his father who sold Fords in the 80s in Ohio. He passed out flags and popcorn on sales days and he says if he closes his eyes, and thinks of those days, he can still recall the new-car smell of a new Ford. His career began at Prospect Motors in Jackson and he’s been with Mercedes Benz of Stockton for 3 years.

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Debbie Briscoe is a wife, mother, former teacher, and vintage race car driver. She spent 25 years teaching and mentoring children, parents, and fellow teachers. Then one day, while enjoying time at the race track she decided to get a racing license. She quickly became a favorite in the annual ProFormance Ladies Track Day at Pacific Raceways where they called her ‘Speed Racer’. She attended the Bondurant Racing School and started racing at tracks including Pacific Raceways, Portland, Spokane, Road America, Indianapolis, and Daytona. In her second season, she added tracks including Sonoma and Laguna Seca. She races with her husband and sons and has been interviewed by past Cars Yeah guest Bob Varsha on Motor Trend and today she has friends who include: Brian Redman, Lyn St. James, and Karen Salvaggio, all past guests on Cars Yeah, plus a whole lot of other racers.

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Cassie Nunes is the Host and Event Coordinator of the 5th Annual ADA Charity Car Show that takes place Sunday, November 17 at the MB2 Raceway in Thousand Oaks, California. The show is an annual charity showcase of beautiful cars including classics, domestics, modified and exotics that all come together to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease. Cassie owns a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu and was born and raised into a family of automotive enthusiasts. Her father was a drag racer and her mom builds and shows cars. Being a Type 1 Diabetic, she has discovered how to combine her passion for cars and raise money to fight diabetes. 

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Kelly Whitton serves as the Director of the Copperstate 1000 Vintage Car Road Rally, as well as the Copperstate Overland Vintage Off-Roading Adventure. Kelly started her career in Washington DC working for a small lobby and political fundraising firm. In 2005, after spending six years teaching English in South Korea and traveling the world, she found herself in Arizona and in the employment of the organizers of the Copperstate 1000 – an event that would change her life. Kelly spends as much of her free time as possible in or around vintage cars. She served as a judge at the Santa Fe Concorso for four years, participates in numerous rallies across the US, and most recently completed and won her class in the 2019 Peking to Pairs Endurance Race.

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Kai Goddard is the Co-Founder and Driver/Coach at Track Rekord a company born out of a need to provide consistent, high-quality track day driver instruction across the US and Canada. The ultimate goal of Track Record is to reduce risk, improved safety, increased enjoyment, lower lap times, and reduce insurance costs. He was born into a racing family, the son of two-time World Superstox Champion and former factory BMW Touring Car racer Geoff Goddard. Kai has over 24 years of racing, testing, development, marketing, driving events, coaching, precision driving, and high-performance driving experience. He’s run in SCCA Formula Vee, Improved Touring Car, American Sedan to Factory Stocks, Short Track Racing, PBOC Racing, and NASA Pro Racing. He’s worked with numerous marques in driving events, hot laps, stunt shows, film, and more. 

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Andy Lee is the Co-Founder and Driver/Coach at Track Rekord a company born out of a need to provide consistent, high-quality track day driver instruction across the US and Canada. The ultimate goal of Track Record is to reduce risk, improved safety, increased enjoyment, lower lap times, and reduce insurance costs. Andy is both a driver and a mechanic who has raced since 2003. He’s run in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup and in the Pirelli World Challenge Series in a Camaro. He garnered Rookie of the Year honors and a second place in the Championship. Since 2008 Andy has recorded 8 wins, 24 podiums, and 11 poles and he has raced in several series including IMSA Continental Series, Trans Am, NASA, and SCORE Off-Road Racing. He’s tested and raced a variety of cars including Lamborghini, Cadillac, and Porsche. 

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Steve Kimpton is the Director of Operations at Track Rekord, a company born out of a need to provide consistent, high-quality track day driver instruction across the US and Canada. The ultimate goal of Track Record is to reduce risk, improve safety, increase enjoyment, lower lap times, and reduce insurance costs. Steve has a Masters Degree in Engineering, Economics, and Management from Oxford University. He is a retired consulting actuary who loves to race. He built his first sports car after leaving university and restores English roadsters. He started racing in 2005 in a Lotus Elise and has competed at Lime Rock, Monticello, and was one of only three US drivers to compete in the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in South Africa, driving a Saleen Mustang. Steve joined Track Rekord after it was founded by past Cars Yeah guests, Kai Goddard, and Andy Lee. They realized that two professional racing drivers left to their own devices might be a little problematic. Steve brings his business background to the table and is the voice of reason behind Track Rekord.

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Patrick Kelley is an author with a fascination for all things automotive. About 15 years ago he expanded this passion and started collecting original automobile concept art. These are drawings and paintings of what future automobiles might look like. He decided that these designs, that came out of art schools across America, and the ‘Big Three’ automotive manufacturing companies, had to be shared. Today he shares his new book, Imagine! Automobile Concept Art From the 1930s to the 1980s, published by Dalton Watson Fine Books. It takes the reader back to a time when the sky was the limit, dreams and visions were encouraged and restrictions were few. With 235 wonderfully unique images and 324 pages, it is a must-have for your library.

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Jeff Stumb is the Director of the Great Race, an annual vintage automotive driving event that has taken in the United States for 36 years. The drive has grown to unprecedented heights, from a record number of rookies to the overall number of teams. Jeff grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and saw the Great Race for the first time in 1987. He participated in the event in 1994 competing through the years with friends, his father, and his wife. He had a career in the newspaper business for almost 25 years and has owned over 150 classic cars ranging from a 1916 Hudson to a 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air. The Great Race began in 1983 and has raised thousands of dollars for charity. In 2010 Corky Coker of Coker Tires took over leadership and the company he founded owns the event to this day under the leadership of past Cars Yeah guest, Wade Kawasaki.

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Sawyer Dell’Aquila is a 21-year-old automotive enthusiast who works at On The Road Again Classics as an apprentice technician in Morgan Hill, California. The company was started in 2008 by Bill Hiland and they do everything under one roof in a 12,000 square foot facility. The team specializes in high-quality restoration for classic British automobiles. Sawyer owns a project ‘67 MGB, modified first-generation Miata, and a family-owned-since-new, 5 speed ‘91 Acura Integra with 1/4 million miles. Inspired to create his own business giving vintage cars a new life with modern touches, Sawyer hopes to appeal to more people in the classic car market. His goal is to bring a younger crowd attracted to cars that are slowly being forgotten. Regular Cars Yeah listeners will remember I had Sawyer’s father, Dave, on the show a few months ago.

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Zef Eisenberg is the CEO of Eisenberg Racing, a specialized engineering company with a talented team that works to develop some of the world’s most extreme and powerful motorbikes, cars, quads, and land speed vehicles. His MADMAX Race Team is behind multiple world land speed records on bikes, quads, and in cars. This team is most known for its dedication to racing and building turbine-powered motorbikes for extreme speed. MADMAX Racing holds numerous Guinness World, British and Local Guernsey records. He has extensive experience in competing on high-powered 2 stroke race quads that have a reputation of taking every Quad hill climb record they enter. Best in class is what the brand’s DNA is all about. Catch his new Speed Freaks TV show on ITV4 that debuted August 7, 2019.

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Michael Miles is a filmmaker and co-director whose most recent production is a film documentary titled Rapid Response that will be in movie theaters September 6 and beyond. You’ll recall past Cars Yeah guest Dr. Stephen Olvey who wrote the book Rapid Response, a story about his life working in motorsport to save drivers who have been in racing accidents. Michael was born disabled and his experience gave him a conquering spirit plus the ability to overcome adversity along with great respect for modern medicine. Over the past 15 years, he has worked as an editor on Independent film Documentaries and in 2014 he and Roger Hinze formed A Mile A Way Productions and their first television documentary is Rapid Response. The film also honors one of the doctors who took care of him when Michael was a child, Dr. Jerry Trammell.

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