Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Doug Campbell is in charge of Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales at Hillbank/Superformance in Irvine, California. There they build continuation sports cars including the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, Caterham, and the Corvette Grand Sport. His career was as an engineer for Texas instruments, then at Ericsson, EF Johnson, and Itron transitioning from engineering to marketing and product development. After another 20 years at Southern California Edison he retired but quickly realized he needed more in his life. A meeting with Lance Stander, the owner of Superformance lead to his current position with the company and now he’s wrapping his passion for automobiles and performance with his new career. You’ll often find him driving his 12 year old Superformance Daytona Coupe in which he’s logged over 50,000 miles in the car on the track, in tours, and traveling.

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Shaun Day is the owner of Stinger Motorsport, a Michigan based professional race team and he works as the Assistant Marketing Manager at Ford for their Global Small, Medium and Sports Car Marketing division. He is a second-generation Ford Motor Company employee and played a major part in the development of the latest Shelby GT350/GT350R. Stinger was forged from Shaun’s love for motorsports and is composed of high performance automotive professionals with a passion for speed. Their proven racing successes sets them apart as they focus on OEM high performance vehicle development. Stinger competes in NASA Time Trial road racing, NMCA True Street drag racing, SCORE Sportsman Unlimited Truck and Rock Crawling. Shaun is also an industry mentor to the McGill University FSAE, Formula SAE team.

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Ed Isky Iskenderian is a treasured legend in the world of American hot rodding. To tell the life story of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in America. Born in 1921 to first-generation Armenian immigrants, Isky got heavily into hot rodding early in his life. He was in to car clubs before World War II and became known as a cam grinder, making cams for himself and other hot rodders. He grew his business and became the leading authority in less than 10 years. A gifted machinist, an innovator, a leader in the aftermarket performance industry, and with a natural knack for promotions his company, Isky Racing Cams in Culver City, California became known worldwide. He’s made cams for all the greats and many a famous racer including Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and James Garner.

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Jared Kugel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tire Agent. It is a new smart tire recommendation platform for consumers. Tire Agent takes their driving habits and the purpose of their vehicles into consideration to suggest the perfect tire at the best price. At 31-years-old Jared boasts an impressive 11 years in the tire industry working with manufactures, distributors, and retailers. Many of Jared’s early years in the industry were spent working with his family’s business, where he initiated the company’s first online ordering system, which now represents a significant portion of their sales. Tire Agent dot com provides their customers a fool-proof way to make sure they make the best choice for their automotive tire needs.

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Daniel Boyer is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Vanderhall Motor Works in Provo, Utah. Obsessed with things that go vroom from early childhood, Daniel put himself through college selling Dodge and Chevy vehicles. A chance meeting with Steve Hall, the President of Vanderhall, allowed him to combine his talents for sales and marketing with his passion for automobiles. Vanderhall are hand-built, three-wheel, Autocycles that feature a hand-laid carbon fiber body and a mono-aluminum chassis. They are powered by a 1.4 liter, four cylinder engine that is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. You can order your exciting Vanderhall Autocycle in a variety of models and colors.

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Mikael Lindberg is an artist, designer, and the Lead Designer at Koenigsegg Automotive in Sweden. Koenigsegg was founded in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg with a goal to produce performance focuses, fighter jet inspired sports cars that enhance vehicle performance. Mikael was raised in a home inspired by design and his late father was a famous goldsmith who created Faberge eggs and exclusive jewelry. He’s been involved in automotive design including wheels, sports cars, racing cars, street cars and trucks, busses, diggers, boats, trains and even medical equipment. He’s touched brands including Volvo, Saab, MG-Rover, Scania, Renault, and Koenigsegg.

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Tom Ford, known to his buddies and fans as Wookie, is the Associate Editor of BBC’s Top Gear Magazine and he’s one of the three hosts on the new BBC Top Gear America TV show debuting on July 30. He is formerly the Road Test Editor of CAR Magazine, and writes, presents, and produces for various forms of television, magazines, and newspapers, most of which are automotive focused. From Channel 5’s Fifth Gear to BBC America’s Mud, Sweat and Gears and BBC’s Brit’s MotorHeads, Wookie is one of those entrepreneurs who despite a lack of sleep, is inordinately happy about everything. You’ll usually find Wookie somewhere in the world, in a supercar, trying to keep it under control and trying stop things from exploding with his co-hosts Bill Fichtner and Antron Brown.

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John Saccameno owns Sport & Specialty where he and his team are dedicated to preserving the art and fun of vintage sports cars with an emphasis on driving. They specialize in Austin Healey and Jaguar cars and have vast experience in many marques including most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and early Lotus vehicles. They perform all levels of work from service, simple repairs, ongoing maintenance, to full restorations, and vintage racing preparation. John is a life long car guy and after a successful career in sales and marketing he purchased Sport & Specialty in 2012 and has built it in to a thriving success wrapping his life long passion in to a way of life with a lot of fun along the journey.

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Bruce Dietzen is the CEO, Designer, and Founder of Renew Sports Cars in Key West, Florida and he’s the Chief Innovation Officer of Vexen Motors. Both companies are on a mission to create carbon negative vehicles or vehicles which actually reduce the Greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. He is a former National Sale Manager and Acquisitions Manager at Dell Computer. Today, Bruce advocates Cannabis Hemp to help save the planet by using it to make products and energy. He designed and built an automobile called the Renew and the body of the car is made of cannabis hemp.

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

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