Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Arun Sharma is the General Manager at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Wilsonville, Oregon. He’s been with the Tonkin family group of companies for over 15 years and before taking over the Ferrari and Maserati business he was the General Manager for their MotoCorsa Ducati dealership. That franchise was the number one Ducati dealership in North America. His passion and charisma for Italian brands of transportation is contagious and he shares that passion with everyone he meets. Ron Tonkin opened his Ferrari business in 1966 and it is the oldest Ferrari dealership in America. His memory is celebrated through the dealership and people like Arun, who share the passion Ron Tonkin had for the Ferrari marque.

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Bob Walker is the author of a new book titled Cobra Pilote: The Ed Hugus Story. Bob, a Cobra owner who lives in Pebble Beach, California, was competing in the Monterey Historic Races when he met James Edward (ED) Hugus, a racing driver and car dealer who helped Carroll Shelby develop the first Cobra. Bob and Ed became friends and during that time he told Bob about his experiences with Carroll Shelby and the part he played in the beginning of the Cobra’s history. Ed Hugus passed away in 2006 but his story lives on through the work of Bob who tells the Cobra story in a different perspective than the multitude of other Cobra book written and it corrects many of the misconceptions of the Cobra history. Ned Scudder is credited with the preface and past Cars Yeah guest Pete Brock wrote the foreword. This fantastic book is hardcover, 304 pages, and published by Dalton Watson Fine Books.

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Don Nunley spent much of his career in the film industry with credits as property master, set decorator, and production designer. He’s been a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1977 and worked on films including: Save the Tiger, Little Big man, Deer Hunter and with Steve McQueen on Le Mans. He started the first product placement agency and placed products including Tom Cruise’s Ray-Ban sunglasses in Top Gun and Coors Beer in ET. His latest venture is a new book he co-authored with Marshall Terrill titled Steve McQueen, Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror. It’s a behind the scenes look and story about the iconic film including many unseen photos from the making of the classic film written by Don who was the property manager on the film and who was there, experiencing the ride of his life.

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Faith Granger is a filmmaker and the creative force behind the Award winning film Deuce of Spades. It’s a film she wrote, produced, and directed. Originally from Nice, France, Faith was raised in Beirut where she survived a civil war, became an award winning songwriter, and launched an FM radio station that became the number one station in Lebanon. In addition to her talents as a writer, musician, and performer Faith is a skilled mechanic and self-taught cinematographer. Deuce of Spades received numerous awards including Best Feature Film, Best cinematography, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing. Faith is indeed a “move mountain”, “do it yourself” renaissance woman who believes anything is possible.

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Steve Austin owns and operates Steve Austin’s Automobilia and Travel where he provides the finest in historic motor racing tours and artwork. For over 40 years he’s taken clients on their most exciting travel adventures of a lifetime. His tours are designed for automotive enthusiasts who want exemplary hotels, food, and a variety of experiences with a focus on motor racing. From Le Mans to Monaco, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, Steve allows his guests the ability to tailor their trips to their liking. He also represents several major automotive artists including Alfredo De la Maria, Nicholas Watts, and Masha.

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Ezekiel Wheeler has been reporting on automotive culture and industry dynamics since his time as a transportation design student at Art Center College of Design in 2007. He entered the automotive journalism industry in 2008 when his blog, Automotive Styles, gained international popularity for southern California car culture and trend reporting. Since then, his work has been featured across many publications including European Car Magazine, Robb Report, Petrolicious, Gestalten Publications, and Automotive Conduct, his own petrol infused content destination launching this summer, Other professional accomplishments included his time at Jaguar Land Rover North America and Faraday Future as a product communications specialist.

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Chris Bendet is the Founder of That’s My Wheels where they design and manufacture custom display boards for your special vehicles. The idea was born from a father and son’s mutual love of everything automotive. Chris has spent 20 plus years as a photojournalist, corporate photographer, and the owner of a portrait studio. His idea for creating display boards for collectors and their automobiles came to him when his father was selling a 1970 GTO. Chris thought it would be a great way to better market the car at an auction. Today That’s My Wheels provides enthusiasts with a custom and personal way to promote their cars at events, shows, auctions, cars and coffee, or in the garage.

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David Knight is the Founder of CarDaddy, a children’s charity that connects young people battling cancer with the owners of classic and exotic cars. The children get to experience the ride of a lifetime in their dream cars and the owners get to give back in an exceptional way. David has been racing cars since 2010 and has competed in regional and national road racing events. He started in Formula 2000 and then moved to Mazda MX-5 Cup Pro Racing and Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Cars challenge earning him numerous wins and over 21 podium finishes

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Jon Hodges is the Founder of Evergreen Industrial Services, a diversified industrial service provider. He is also recognized as one of the world’s most prolific collectors of classic automobiles. He owns more than 75 significant cars, many of which are iconic muscle cars of various models and eras. Jon and his company are a supporter and sponsor of concours events throughout the United States and he is a major supporter of the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. Since 1996 Keels & Wheels has become the largest classic automobile and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. You’ll enjoy an average of 200 classic cars and 100 of the most beautiful wooden boats from around the country and no doubt you’ll see a muscle car or two as well. The Keels and Wheels director, Bob Fuller is a past guest here at Cars Yeah.

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Richard Mitchell is the owner of Old Iron Works where they specialize in the restoration of vehicles from vintage and classics to the 1970s. Richard is known as The Stutz Guy and he is an avid collector of Stutz automobiles having one of the largest collections in the world of these iconic vehicles. He and his team do body work, mechanical repairs, upholstery, and detailing and their facility in Montgomery Texas is open the public for tours. Richard is a supporter and sponsor of concours events throughout the United States and he is a major supporter of the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. Since 1996 Keels & Wheels has become the largest classic automobile and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. You’ll enjoy an average of 200 classic cars and 100 of the most beautiful wooden boats from around the country and no doubt you’ll see a Stutz or two as well. The director, Bob Fuller is a past guest here at Cars Yeah.

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