Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Katie Osborne is a television reporter and host on PowerNation TV, number 1 in the automotive how-to. The show airs on Paramount, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports. She is also a reporter for Mecum Car Auctions on NBC Sports, a trackside reporter for Snocross on CBS Sports and a  digital pit reporter for the IndyCar Series. She manages to split her career between TV reporting and hosting for Fox Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, NHL, NFL, X Games, live event hosting and fashion designing. Katie grew up as a competitive, national level swimmer and earned a Sports Communication-Broadcast Degree from Indiana University, “Go Hoosiers”! She coordinated several Make-A-Wish experiences and works alongside several foundations serving the community. She is also working to create the FindJoy-Project:  a virtual crossroads for companies and individuals to share life lessons and to share positive stories to help others to find joy in their lives.

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Tim Esterdahl is an award winning, freelance automotive journalist who lives in Western Nebraska. He has published work in many major publications including the Boston Globe, Chicago Sun Times, Truck Trend, Four Wheeler, Motor1, Pickuptrucks.com, and more. Tim’s focus is covering pickups and SUVs along with classic pickups. He also hosts the Pickup Truck + SUV Talk podcast and oversees the brand’s YouTube, website, and social media channels. In addition to covering the industry, he is currently writing a restoration book on 1960 through 1966 Chevy C10 pickups. 

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Kyle Marcelli is a professional sports car racer. For 2018, he races as part of the 3GT Racing team, driving the #14 Lexus RC F GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Kyle also races for Roush Performance / KohR Motorsports in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at the wheel of the #60 Ford Mustang GT4, and in the PFAFF Motorsports in their #13 Porsche Cayman GT4 in the Pirelli World Challenge and for Fields Racing in their #96 Chevrolet Camaro TA2 in the Trans Am Series. His career started in go karts and single seaters before making a debut in the American Le Mans Series in 2010. He’s been part of successful programs in Prototype and GT racing in the European Le Mans Series, the Grand Am Rolex SportsCar Series, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Pirelli World Challenge, and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series.

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Linda Weldon Feldhorn is an automotive photographer who just launched her latest book Road Racing – Drivers of the 60's and 70's. It takes you on a journey with an incredible cast of talented drivers in American road racing via a 100 page,hardcover book. Back in those days, Linda was unique, being a female sports photographer. Her images brought a special humanity to a dangerous, male-dominated sport. A trip to Riverside International Raceway and a meeting with Sir Sterling Moss provided her access to the inner-world of racing, along with the people involved and that turned into many years of capturing racing images. Linda also worked in the entertainment industry as a set photographer for films, TV commercials, and television sports shows. She’s been a casting director, stylist, script supervisor, and even a stunt double. She’s a member of the Checkered Flag 200 Club, participates in rally events, and collects vintage cars alongside her husband, Bill Feldhorn. 

And today, one lucky Cars Yeah subscriber is going to receive a signed copy of Linda’s new book. Go to the Cars Yeah website and click on the Free Book Button to subscribe.

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Paul Schmucker is the co-host and co-creator of Everyday Driver, a YouTube show that focuses on helping people find fun-to-drive cars that are both usable and affordable. Along with YouTube, Everyday Driver is also a top ranked podcast and content on Velocity. Paul is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, worked at Ford Motor Company in Detroit, and Kawasaki Motors in Southern California. He’s produced design work for Volvo Trucks North America, BMW USA, and Alpine Electronics. He was also a subject matter expert for Autodesk. He’s a photographer and cameraman for Everyday Driver and twice a week he joins his buddy and co-host, Todd Deeken, on The Car Debate podcast. Todd was a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Diana Balboni is an outlier in the business of professional automobile detailing. She owns and operates N2 Details, a type of business where you’ll rarely find women sharing their passion for polishing, waxing, and detailing fine automobiles. For over 30 years, Diana honed her interpersonal relationship skills in retail jobs, and finally, she retired from a civilian government job in late 2014. There would be no resting on her laurels. Within a week, she turned her beloved hobby of detailing cars into a small business. She invested in detail training from past Cars Yeah guest, Renny Doyle of Detailing Success, and she is also a ‘made woman’ of the infamous Detail Mafia, who are leaders and mentors to younger detailers across the country. Diana is also a certified member of the International Detailing Association, (IDA) holding an advanced Skills Validated certification as well. Her expertise has not gone unnoticed as she has secured a coveted spot on the US Air Force One Detailing Team!

 

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Tim Spell is an automotive columnist for Insurancequotes.com and he is their writer for the Auto Spell Check column, featuring update articles on self-driving-car technology. InsuranceQuotes.com provides customers with an effective, free way to compare insurance quotes online, as well as resources to learn more about auto, home, health, life, and business insurance. Tim spent 38 years at the Houston Chronicle/Hearst Corp and was their editor and columnist for the automotive sections and “Mixed Metal” magazine.  He spent 25 plus years as “Truck Talk” columnist for the Motor Matters syndicate and is a past contributing writer to Road & Track “Open Road” magazine and “Car and Truck Buyers Guides.”. He’s hosted the weekly “Auto Show Weekly” radio show and “Test Drive” TV show for United Airlines Inflight TV. He is a five-time winner of the International Automotive Media Awards “Best of Newspapers” award and past President of the Texas Auto Writers Association and co-founder of the Texas Truck Rodeo. 

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Brandon Shriver is the founder of Alpha Gearhead, a website where he explores his signature category, “Gearhead Philosophy”, exploring WHY it is that for some of us enthusiasts, cars connect directly to our soul, far beyond simply being a means of transportation. Brandon is a sidepreneur whose day job is being an engineer for Mack and Volvo Trucks in North Carolina. In his spare time, he’s working on a 1955 Jaguar XK140. He recently found a 1959 MGA race car that he hopes to run with his father in a vintage racing series. In the past, Brandon has raced in SCCA, driving an RX-7. 

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Joanne and Brando Pistorius have been married since 2000 and together they own and operate Pistorius Collectible Autos (Oldwheel.com) where they preserve history through the restoration of the fine automobile. They are always on the hunt for that elusive barn find, rare collections, and unique collector cars. They buy, restore, and sell interesting automobiles to collectors from around the world. They are also the founders of the exciting and new conours event titled Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance, that will debut on April 13, 2019, in downtown Tampa, Florida. Proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. 

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Paul Jho is the Motorsports Senior Manager at Nexen Tire USA, joining the team after an eight-year stint at Hankook Tire. Paul brings more than 26 years of automotive industry expertise to Nexen – having touched various parts of tire industry including suspension, body kits, wheels, and rims before taking the reins of Nexen’s world-class motorsports program. Paul’s career accomplishments are particularly noteworthy because he worked his way up through the automotive world relying on his knowledge of and experience with cars, and the automotive industry. He lives in Walnut, CA where he enjoys collecting and modifying cars, mountain biking, and the occasional track day. 

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David Bingham is the CEO and Chairman of Park Place Limited, located in Bellevue, Washington. In 1989 David partnered with his college roommate Butch Bockmier and capitalized on their shared love for cars. They built a business unlike any other on the west coast. Park Place Motor Group has a campus that features almost 50,000 square feet of indoor showrooms. They offer the finest high-performance, special interest, classic, and collectible cars while offering a full-service Auto Salon. They are the Northwest’s exclusive official Aston Martin dealership and the oldest and largest Lotus dealership in the USA. They are also the Seattle area’s only official SAAB store and they represent Superformance and Spyker automobiles. David is an avid vintage racer, campaigning his ex-Stirling Moss Lotus 23 sports racer and he and his wife are involved with many local charitable organizations including Children’s Hospital and the Le May Museum.

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David Muhlbaum has been covering cars and car maintenance for Kiplinger.com and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine since 2012.  Inspired when he was a boy by writers including P.J. O’Rourke and David E. Davis, David was bitten by the car bug long ago and that infection remains today. He’s the designated car guy at Kiplinger’s personal finance publication. He writes consumer-focused information that is useful to people who see cars as simply expensive appliances in a way that is still amusing to automotive aficionados and enthusiasts. Kiplinger’s approach to automotive content is this: How can we help save you money? David’s passion for cars goes back to his first two words, “away-away” – baby talk for "wheel.” 

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Josh Maule is the co-founder of Heel Toe Socks located in Phoenix, Arizona. Josh and his business partner Brain Richardson are automotive enthusiasts who came up with the idea to design bold patterns inspired by legendary Ford, Datsun, and Porsche racing cars onto lightweight, breathable socks that are made in the USA. Josh is particularly fond of vintage cars and his past includes mountain bike racing. Heel Toe Socks is a sidepreneur venture as Josh’s day job is running Swimming Pool Science, a pool service and repair company. As a Father’s Day Special, Josh has offered two cool gifts to a couple lucky Cars Yeah Subscribers. The first winner will receive 1 pair of TF70 socks, a Heel Toe t-shirt, and a Heel Toe Socks poster. The second winner will receive one pair of TF70 socks that are autographed by Gulf Racing Team Director John Horseman, plus a t-shirt and poster. 

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Gordon King is the owner of ProPac in Charleston, South Carolina. He founded the company in 1989 after doing work for the Red Cross and Salvation Army. ProPac specializes in emergency preparedness and disaster response supplies. But it’s Gordon’s passion for automobiles that brings him to Cars Yeah. He grew up in Capetown, South Africa where his father worked for Atlantic Refining Company and BP. That lead to encounters with the elite in racing including Sir Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, and the who’s who of motorsports and so the car bug bit Gordon. He raced motorcycles and cars and has immersed himself in the car hobby having over 40 bikes and cars in his collection. And ask him about the time he ran into Bernie Ecclestone at the Bass Pro Shop in Austin, Texas that led to a 30-minute racing story swap.

 

 

 

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Martin C. Klein is the Vice President and Global Head of Adient’s premium brand RECARO Automotive Seating in Germany. He leads the complete automotive branch of RECARO being responsible for their performance car seat business. Martin’s past includes time at Daimler-Benz in their M&A, their worldwide Special Trucks Operation and on strategic projects including turning the single-brand dealer network into a multi-brand organization after their merger with Chrysler. His final assignment for Daimler was serving as the Director of a Mercedes-Benz branch in Germany. After 25 years at Daimler, Martin joined a privately held German Investment Company. Today, heading RECARO Automotive Seating is an honor for him and an obligation at the same time, carrying the torch for such an iconic brand.

Martin and I met at SEMA in 2017 and RECARO associate Ulrich “Ulli” Andree was guest #919 in December of 2017.

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Todd Wertman is a Partner at European Collectibles, a leading retailer and restorer of vintage Porsches and European sports cars located in Costa Mesa, California. Todd spent 9 years working in film before pivoting to a career in the automotive world. He’s written catalogues for David Gooding, then the President of RM Auctions. He worked for four years with actor Nicolas Cage to build his car collection and in 2010, he opened European Collectibles. Todd is an authority on values of classic cars and meets often with a group of industry professionals with Hagerty Insurance and their Valuation Team. You will see Todd on Discovery Channel’s new show, Sticker Shock, with past Cars Yeah guest, Dennis Pittsenbarger.

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Dan McCrary is an automotive artist who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He started drawing when he was a child, and all his efforts, of course, involved cars. A high school rock band led to a career in the music business but in 1980 Dan decided to focus on being a full-time automotive artist. His favorite medium is watercolor. His work has been shown at numerous concours events and in a variety of automotive publications. He’s earned awards for his work, and his art hangs on the walls of prominent enthusiasts and corporate collections. 

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Tammy Kaehler is a writer, author, blogger, and racing expert who lives in Southern California, with her husband and their many cars. When Tammy discovered the racing world, she was hooked by the contrast between its top-dollar, high-drama competition, and friendly, family atmosphere. Mystery fans and racing insiders alike have praised her award-winning Kate Reilly Mystery Series (which includes Dead Man’s SwitchBraking PointsAvoidable Contact, and Red Flags), and Tammy takes readers back behind the wheel in her fifth entry, Kiss The Bricks. 

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Shea Holbrook is the Co-Owner and race car driver at Team SR in Groveland, FL. She has spent over ten years on the track and is a nationally recognized race car driver running in SCCA Club Racing, NASCAR Late Models, INDYCAR’s Developmental Ladder Series at Skip Barber Racing to Professional Sports Car Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge and the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Shea grew up as a nationally ranked competitive water skier so competition is part of her DNA. She became a part of the TrueCar’s Women Empowered Initiative and she was recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation, earning the “Women in the Winners Circle" Project Podium Grant. Currently, she is driving in the Touring Car Division in a Honda Accord V6 Coupe. Shea lives by her quote, “Fear is a state of mind. Will is an action taken.”

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Gracie Hackenberg has a huge passion for motorsports. She is a senior engineering major at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She started a collegiate race team at Smith and prepped a 1999 Mazda Miata to compete in the Grassroots Motorsports 2017 Challenge. Gracie began her career in the world of modern racing working at Hale Motorsports while they competed in the Pirelli World Challenge and now works at Donovan Motorsports learning to prepare and modify vintage racecars.  By the way, Tim Suddard, editor of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine was a previous guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Melissa Paris is a professional motorcycle racer, an avid bicyclist, motocross and flat track enthusiast, and a self-described bad ass who started racing in 2005. She didn’t start riding until she was 20 years old. In 2009, Melissa was the first female to qualify for a World Supercup Race. In 2011, she was the only female to test a MotoGP M1 prototype racebike in the history of that series. In 2012, she raced in the British BSB Series at Brands Hatch. In 2013, Melissa was in the top ten to finish the Daytona 200. Then in 2014, she was fifth overall in the Spanish CEB Superstock Championship, and the first female team in history to compete in a Suzuka Endurance Race. In 2015, she took first place at the 24 Hours of Barcelona and won the WERA West Superbike Championship. In 2016, she was a member of the first all-girl team to qualify and compete at the Bol d’Or 24 Hours Additionally, in 2017, she founded the MP13 Racing Team to promote young talent and the first all-girl team to qualify and compete in the Lemans 24 Hour.

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Aurora Straus is a race car driver who competes in the #36 Richard Mille BMW M4 in the Pirelli World Challenge and today, she’s leading in the Championship points with 6 races left in the season. She is currently the only female, teenage racecar driver competing professionally in North America.  Her racing started at 15 years old when she competed in the International Trophy Cup and Skip Barber Series, racing Porsche Caymans and Mazda MX-5s.  Along with a passion for racing, Aurora enjoys studying, singing, and playing the piano and guitar. Aurora has been accepted to Harvard University’s class of 2022 and plans to pursue degrees in both mechanical engineering and English literature. 

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Karl Brauer manages the content strategy and execution for Cox Automotive's media outlets, including Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. These are two of the most powerful brands in the auto space. Between them, they receive over 40 million unique visitors a month and influence over two-thirds of all vehicle transactions. Karl regularly contributes editorial and analyses to Forbes.com and he has been interviewed by or appeared on The New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more.

 

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Chris West is the founder and inventor of Solution Finish Trim Restorer. He lives and works in Huntington Beach, California, and launched his car care company about five years ago. In 2017, his product was awarded the International Detailer Association’s Supplier/Manufacturer of the Year award. Chris’ business is also a multiple award winner at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Chris developed and manufactures his product in-house and distributes from his California location. Solution Finish Trim Restorer provides car care enthusiasts with a simple, easy-to-use application that makes their plastic trim look new again, and provides a lasting protection to keep it that way. Chris has a colorful past and has been a bull rider, hang glider, and mountain climber. He's a true entrepreneur!

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Michael Senderovich is the Founder and President of Zeyger Insurance in Agoura Hills, California. They offer insurance, asset protection, risk mitigation, project management, employee benefits and payroll solutions. Michael is also the producer and host of the Road Stories podcast and the creator of On Time, the most downloaded timepiece podcast. He is a serial entrepreneur having opened several businesses that are operating today. His true passions are automobiles and watches. On Road Stories, Michael interviews people from many different industries about life and their life with cars.

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Chuck Queener is an automotive artist and designer who lives near Westport, Connecticut.  He embraced a passion for Ferraris from the age of 12 and attended Art Center in Pasedena, California. Chuck was a driving instructor at the Jim Russell International Racing Drivers School and served as the President of the Ferrari Owners Club. He worked for Motor Trend and Road & Track magazines before becoming the founding editor of Cavallino. Year later he helped develop Rosso Ferrari for Ferrari North America as its editor and designer. He designed several books on Ferrari and Porsche and in 2006 he worked with David Bull on the gold-medal-winning The Alphabet and the Automobile. Today chuck is a contributing artist at Road  & Track magazine.

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Robert Malke owns and runs Gulfstream Motorsports in Largo, Florida. He provides automotive appraisals, consulting, pre-purchase inspections, brokerage, and diminished value reports. He also hosts the weekly radio show, Nostalgic Radio and Cars, where he interviews legendary and fascinating people in the motorsports world. He is a contributor and writer for auction analysis reports and summaries for Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines. Robert’s been the voice of multiple classic car auctions and he is one of Florida’s representatives for Shelby American Automobile Car Club, SAAC.

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Julian Avent owns Werks 11, a Porsche service shop in Temple, Texas. There he does OEM restorations and mechanical servicing with his team who are all Porsche specialists. He served in the Army for 20 years and all that while Julian knew he would open his own Porsche shop when he retired from the service. While he was in the Army he apprenticed in two Porsche shops, one in Belgium and the other in the Netherlands. He purchased his first Porsche, a 914, when he was just 16 years old and cut his mechanical teeth doing all the repairs and service on that car. Since then he’s owned over 30 Porsches ranging from 356s to 997s and he’s worked on the marque for more than 25 years now.

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Frankie Waters is passionate about automotive restoration and her current project, a 1967 Mustang Fastback, is a vehicle her grandpa spotted that had been in a guys back yard since 1986. That was two year ago. Since then she’s done rust repair, paint, welding, replaced or restored parts, and rebuilt the motor. She won a video competition, writes a blog, and started her own YouTube channel that has a growing number of subscribers. Frankie’s been featured in Mustang Monthly Magazine, appeared in a video with Kellie Coff from Steeroids and Rob Kinnan, editor of the Mustang Monthly magazine. Oh, did I mention that Frankie, is only 14 years old?

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Tony Whatley is a serial-entrepreneur, who is best known for founding the popular online community LS1Tech.com. This automotive forum has nearly 300,000 registered members, and grew to become the most visited GM-based performance forum on the Internet. Tony has also operated an online retail business for the last 10 years, Deviate Motoring, which specializes in wheels and accessories. If that weren't already enough, he also offers business consulting and startup advising, through his newest venture, 365 Driven.

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Mark Halliar is the Publisher of Region Rides, a free monthly magazine that showcases the automobile, truck, and bike culture in Northwest Indiana. The area of Indiana where he lives is called the Region and it holds an extremely eclectic population due to its steel and oil industry. The car hobby in the Region is a melting pot where you’ll discover muscle cars, mini-trucks, bagged motorcycles, custom built choppers, modern sports cars including Camaros and Mustangs and Superbirds. Mark worked as a graphic designer for 18 years and then for a newspaper. Today he works for an advertising agency designing signage for major clients including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. 

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Mark Lambert is the owner of Lambert Auto where he specializes in servicing preservation cars, restoration, and tour preparation on American and European classics, sports cars, and racing cars. He has over 40 years of experience and is an Indianapolis native. His grandfather owned a successful Ford-based racing team in the 20s and 30s. He father taught him the value of driving and maintaining old cars. Lambert Auto is featured in the first of author Phil Berg’s best-selling book series, Ultimate Garages and Mark is a veteran judge at several national concours events including Pebble Beach and The Elegance at Hershey.

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Dennis Pittsenbarger is the host of Discovery’s all-new series Sticker Shock. The series that answers the question “What’s my car worth?” Sticker Shock kicks off with a special premiere on Monday, April 30 and the series premier starts Wednesday, May 2, on Discovery. Dennis’s motto: “Drive fast, work hard, and talk about cars… constantly.” Dennis is a walking encyclopedia of automotive history and fuel-powered folklore. He is a racer, automotive industry expert, and classic car restorer, and forever on the hunt for his next set of wheels. He’s driven at Wisconsin’s Road America, Oregon’s Portland International Raceway, California’s Laguna Seca, New York’s Watkins Glen, and in the Great American Stockcar Series. So buckle up and join Dennis and me on a very animated and exciting ride in to his automotive world.

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Frank Rubino is an automotive enthusiast and a long-time car collector from Coral Gables, Florida. He is a former professional race car driver who drove in the IMSA series for 12 plus years. In GTU and GTO and then Prototype cars winning the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986. He is a Federal and International Criminal Lawyer devoted solely to protecting the rights of the accused for over 30 years. His practice works on the defense of complex criminal cases in federal and international courts and Frank has offices in Houston and Miami. He is an avid, annual supporter of the Keels and Wheels Concours and has displayed many of his automobiles at the show over the years.

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Darryl Wischnewsky is the Owner and President of the Bayway Auto Group in Houston, Texas. He’s been in the automobile business since 1975 and opened his first dealership in 1995. Since then Darryl has gone on to build a formidable group of dealerships in Texas including; Bayway Lincoln-Mercury, Bayshore Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep, Bayway Volvo, The Volkswagon of he Woodlands and BayWay Chevrolet. He is also a huge fan of classic muscle cars and has a Hemi Cuda, Hemi Charger, Roadrunners, a Ford Boss 9, and a Shelby Mustang to name a few. Darryl and his wife Linda’s philanthropy reaches many people in the Huston area and Bayway Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance.

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Brandon Mason is the Operation Manager and Sales Specialist for DriverSource. He is also the Assistant Chief Judge and a Board Member of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. DriverSource, Fine Motorcars of Houston, Texas has been focused on pursuing and preserving fine automobiles and motorcycles since 2005 and they are a leading specialist in the classic collector market. They offer a unique concept of sales, service, storage, and detailing that is tailor made for the enthusiast automotive lifestyle. They have an emphasis on fine sports cars and carry an inventory of spectacular vehicles for sale in their secure, high-security, climate-controlled environment. 

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Matt Anderson is theMatt Anderson is the John and Horace Dodge Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. He oversees the development, care and interpretation of the museum’s collection of nearly 300 motor vehicles. Matt also oversees the museum’s collection of horse-drawn carriages, railroad locomotives and rolling stock, as well as aircraft. Matt will take office as president of the National Association of Automobile Museums later this year. He has previously worked at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana; and the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota. Matt is a VIP judge at the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance.

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Michele Straniero is in the head of International Business Development of the Italian Automotive Design and Engineering house ICONA, head-quartered in Turin, Italy. Previously he covered the same role for the legendary Pininfarina and even before for Comau, the robot and automation unit of FCA Fiat Chrysler. For both Comau and Pininfarina Michele pioneered China markets arriving to opening their start up operations in Shanghai in 1999 for Comau and in 2009 for Pininfarina. Always championing and promoting Italian creativity in automotive design and engineering his restless travelling brought him to relocate and work in Canada, Brazil, India, China and now in USA. In all these countries his passion has always been to contribute with managerial creativity in putting together ideas and resources in order to bring beautiful cars from the drawing board to the road.

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Mitch Katz is the Founder and CEO of Premier Financial Services located in Woodbury, Connecticut. Back in 1997 he transformed the leasing industry with the introduction of the Simple Lease and Early Termination Program. This allowed the exotic and luxury car consumer to payoff or trade their vehicles at any time providing flexibility of financing and the tax benefits of leasing. Mitch’s love of the automobile began at an early age and that passion continues today. He loves the driving experience of vintage and exotic cars and you’ll find him on the road in his 1965 Alfa Romeo participating in numerous vintage rallies, including the Colorado Grand, Going to the Sun, and the Copperstate 1000. He also coordinates the annual Premier Financial Services Vintage Rally.

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Jon and Andrew started PetrolBox in June of 2016. Their concept was to highlight and promote businesses and products within the automotive community that they could stand behind. Realizing that the automotive subscription box market was extremely limited, their goal is to revolutionize the market by including items that are appealing, of quality, and useful for authentic automotive enthusiasts. Friends since they were 12 years old Jon attended school for automotive technology and became a mechanic and today works as a parts manager for Toyota. Andrew studied IT and is well known in the VW and Toyota car community and enjoys racing his Honda Grom.

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Dean Polopolus is the owner of Polo Motors in Temecula, California. Dean was inspired by Porsche design and engineering so much that he created something beyond what Porsche had to offer.  Much like Dr. Ferdinand Porsche who said, “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” So did Dean. He designed, cast, and built the first Porsche 911, 4-cylinder engine and would fit it in to a 356 A model Porsche. For over 30 years Dean continued to develop and perfect his design, testing it on the street and on the track. Then Polo Motors produced the world’s first 911 air-cooled engine in a 356 Porsche Outlaw, equipped with modern day suspension and brakes. Today Dean and his company are known throughout the world of Porsche enthusiasts for their engineering and powerful Polo engines for vintage Porsche 356 and 912 models.

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Jorge Perez is the Founder of Sierra Madre Collection in Los Angeles, California, your source for Classic European Auto Parts. He provides this customers with a comprehensive Porsche parts inventory supplying quality products to owners and professional shops. Founded in 2007 out of his garage while restoring his classic Porsche, Jorge realized a need for one place with exceptional service for enthusiasts that share his passions. In 2014 he opened a new fulfillment center to house his rapidly expanding inventory and to increase the speed of processing orders for his cutomers. Jorge’s company mission is to offer the absolute best quality while providing his customers with an easy shopping experience. From pre-A 356 Porsche models to the latest 991 models, you’ll find what you need at Sierra Madre. 

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Andy Savakinas is the owner of Parts Online Network where he and his team help automotive parts shoppers connect with the best price for the parts they want. His goal to live in a world where you can easily find the parts you need at the lowest price possible and in one easy-to-use location. Whether it’s replacement parts or performance modifications Parts Online Network is your one-stop source. When Andy isn’t helping others find parts you’ll find him in the shop fixing, repairing, or modifying performance vehicles.

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Doug Buchanan is the Owner of Renze Display in Omaha, Nebraska. His is a company he purchased from his father in 1987. The company goes all the way back to Doug’s grandfather Gus who purchased the Renze Company in 1935. Doug’s company specializes in large format graphics, tradeshow exhibits, and interior branding. Doug recently launched Garage Graphics.net where they produce very large automotive art working with top automotive artists from around the country. He works with his wife Dawn and their children so the Buchanan family business continues to the next generation. Doug is also a vintage racer.

 

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John Kolesa is the Founder of American Endurance Racing, known as AER. The idea was born out of a desire for an inclusive endurance racing series.  John’s goal is to provide a fun, safe, racing experience for drivers to participate in endurance racing using any production-based racecar. The races are multi-class with cars competing against other in-class cars and wins are based on the total number of laps completed. His goal is to allow for a huge amount of track time on the best tracks with minimum prep rules at a reasonable cost. It all started in 2014 when John, who was an amateur racer, decided there needed to be an endurance option for people like he and his racing buddies.

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Mike Paul is the is the Founder and host of The Motor Madhouse Podcast where as he says, “Car Junkies Get Their Fix.”. He grew up in a household of automotive enthusiasts where they specialized in buying, restoring, and selling 1968 to 1972 GM A-bodied vehicles. His background includes work in aviation maintenance, engine building, and as an automotive auctioneer. He’s bought and sold snowmobiles, atvs, dirt bikes, rare muscle cars parts, plus classic and sports cars. Mike set a goal to own 25 different cars by the age of 25, which he did. By the age of 27 he’s owned 38 different cars and he’s on his way to owning 50 by the age of 30. 

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Malcolm Welford is the Co-Founder at Morris and Welford, a JD Classics Company with offices in Newport Beach and Connecticut. Together with Miles Morris they operate a specialist historic car consultants and brokerage business. Morris and Welford invite consignment and outright purchases of fine classic, sports, and racing cars. Born into an English car enthusiast family he enjoyed his first race at Brands Hatch in 1966. His career includes time at British Car Auctions as Head of the classic car division, Christie’s International Motor Car Department in London and then Beverly Hills. He’s raced vintage cars, driven the Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, the Colorado Grand, and the McLaren F1 tour. Malcolm sits on the FIVA Technical Commission committee as well.

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Mike Quincy is an automotive writer and specialist at Consumer Reports. He writes for Consumer Reports Magazine and their on-line title ConsumerReports.org. Mike is responsible for ensuring that all automotive data and information is accurate and up-to-date for their readers. He also edits the monthly automotive technical report for CR and edits content for the Consumer Reports Cars blog. Mike’s purchased over 140 cars for the CR test program and appears regularly on CR’s Talking Cars podcast. You’ve probably seen him on shows including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CNN MSNBC, and Fox & Friends.

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Shellie Stewart is a long-time mechanic who has been part of the NHR since 2014. She is co-owner of the ARCA Race Cars and serves as Crew Chief and Car Chief at all NHR events.  Shellie also works in the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Race Series as an Assistant Car Chief and Assistant Crew Chief. She also prepares and buys and sells vintage race cars for the NHR and Shellie builds performance engines as well. As a life member of the AACA, a certified race car judge, Shellie holds a VSCCA license, an ARCA Racing Series License, and drives in many vintage racing series events She also crews for Bruce Larson in the Nostalgic Nitro Funny Car Series. Shellie also works with soldiers returning from war that have disabilities helping them learn to overcome injuries and readjust to civilian life. 

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John Lyons and his wife Jessica are the Founding Partners of the Newport Concours d’Elegance that started back in 2006. Today John and Jessica are the Founders and John is the Chairman of the New England Concours d’Elegance, now in its second year taking place Sunday, June 24 at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut.  John brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the wireless industry and has a life-long passion for cars and the collector car hobby. He has served on the advisor board of LeMay, America’s Car Museum and contributed to other significant museums in the country. He has consulted in the antique car auction industry for years and is a past contributor to Sports Car Market, Car Collector, and Old Cars Weekly magazines.

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John Lyons and his wife Jessica are the Founding Partners of the Newport Concours d’Elegance that started back in 2006. Today John and Jessica are the Founders and John is the Chairman of the New England Concours d’Elegance, now in its second year taking place Sunday, June 24 at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut.  John brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the wireless industry and has a life-long passion for cars and the collector car hobby. He has served on the advisor board of LeMay, America’s Car Museum and contributed to other significant museums in the country. He has consulted in the antique car auction industry for years and is a past contributor to Sports Car Market, Car Collector, and Old Cars Weekly magazines.

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Ashley Shoemaker is the Market Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest & Arizona for Hagerty Insurance Agency LLC. She's worked in the insurance industry for 12 years of her career thus far, the past 8 years with Hagerty. In the past 8 years, she's really immersed herself in the classic car industry and collector car community. Not only has she attended practically every major car show or event throughout the PNW, she's had the opportunity to work & experience many large national events for Hagerty including the Grand National Roadster Show, Hot August Nights, Scottsdale Auction Week and (for the past 8 years in a row) the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ashley grew up in Bellingham WA and graduated from Western Washington University. Ashley lives in Seattle with her husband Sean and their dog, Coco. 

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Mark Greene is the Producer and Host of the Cars Yeah podcast. His is a five-day-a-week show where he interviews Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts. These are people from around the world who have wrapped their passion for cars, motorcycles, trucks, racing, and more in to their business’s and lives. Cars Yeah was founded almost four years ago and since then Mark has shared stories with over 1,000 guests.  I was Mark’s 500th guest back on May 2, 2016 and today you get to hear his story and how Cars Yeah came to be.

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Harvey Petroder is a resident of Algoma, Mississippi who recently won his local Lion’s Club Charity Giveaway, a Bugatti Veyron. He’s been a welder, a hay bailer, and enjoys sitting around the kitchen listening to the cows moo. He’s a fan of home made moonshine and making late night runs to neighbors delivering his White Lightening.

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Jeremy Hunziker is the Brand Specialist at O’Gara Group La Jolla. They are an award winning factory-authorized dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Jeremy joined O’Gara five years ago after circumnavigating the glove prior to college graduation. He is an avid motor sports enthusiast who also enjoys diving, and surfing. The O’Gara Group is a proud sponsor of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance which takes place April 6,7 and 8 overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove.

 

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Chris Erickson is a real estate professional in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Years ago he started the Secret Car Club, a weekly gathering of like minded enthusiasts which quickly grew in to social gatherings and events. From that he has created the Secret Car Club Events venture where he and his team create private experiences throughout Southern California. They incorporate vintage cars, boats, aircraft, equestrian events, and delicious food for people with discerning tastes. Whether yours is a small private party or corporate event, Chris creates unique and thoughtful outings that are easy and fun. Chris is also in his fourth year as the Tour Chairman of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. He was a Concours Judge for the event for the past three years. 

 

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Bob Kerner is a Board Member of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, and the Senior Vice President of Lockton Insurance Brokers. Lockton provides their clients, who are ultra-high net worth families, insurance protection for their offices, homes, estates, collectibles, yachts, aircraft, automobiles, and more. Bob’s support for the La Jolla Concours includes assisting in generating sponsorship money, managing the photography and videography, and working with sub-committee members who secure automobiles for the event. Bob’s a frequent attendee at Pebble Beach Car Week, Amelia Island Concours, the Copperstate 1000 rally, as well as numerous automotive actions around the country.

 

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Nigel Matthews is a Chief Judge at numerous concours events throughout the world. Originally from Oxfordshire, England, Nigel has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for over 43 years where he worked as a red seal designated licensed automotive technician and member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, repairing and restoring Rolls-Royce and Ferrari automobiles. The past 23 years Nigel has been in the classic and exotic car insurance industry and currently serves as Global Director of Private Client Services for Hagerty Insurance. Since 2005 Nigel has judged most of the major concours events around the globe and he has written classic car columns in the Canadian press and numerous automotive magazines. You’ll see Nigel at concours events including:  Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, The Cartier Concours, Hershey, and in New Delhi, Germany, Florence, England, and of course the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

 

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Michael Dorvillier is the Chairman of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a role he’s had for the last 7 years. This is a fantastic event that takes place in La Jolla, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just north of San Diego. This show is one of The La Jolla Historical Society’s major fundraising events. Michael is a Founding Partner of Symbio Financial Partners and a Registered Principal and Financial Advisor with LPL Financial. He has over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Michael is a passionate antique car collector who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors for the La Jolla Village Merchant Association.

 

Regular listeners of Cars Yeah will recall Michael was guest number 165 several years ago.

 

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Sean Cridland owns Visions of Power.com where he is an automotive photographer and journalist located in James Spring, New Mexico. Sean is a member of The Motor Press Guild, The International Motor Press Association, and the American Society of Media Photographers. No doubt you’ve seen his photography in many automotive publications.

 

Hurley Haywood’s racing career goes all the way back to 1969 when he raced with Peter Gregg at Watkins Glen. He built his career behind the wheel of a #59 Brumos Porsche, racing for the Jacksonville, Florida-based team that’s lasted over 40 years. The number of major race wins and championships he accumulated in his career makes him the most successful endurance racing driver in history. 

 

Together they have created a very exciting new book titled Hurley: From the Beginning Now, This book is 420 pages with over 650 photos, Haywood tells it all. From the beginning. 

 

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Mel Craig is the Founder and President of HB Detailing Pros in Huntington Beach, California. He’s been in the car care business for over 40 years owning numerous types of auto detailing companies. He also has facilities throughout the USA, Australia, and several other countries. Born and raised in Southern California his passion and lifestyle revolves around two things;  his love of surfing and the classic car industry and you’ll often find him at the beach in his 1965 Ford Falcon. His specialty is high end paint correction and he often travels, speaks to, and trains others in the art of paint correction, defects, and the foundations of car care. Mel recently launched his brand new car care product line called Car Smart Products.

 

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Steve Linden is the CEO at Specialized Vintage Vehicle Services in Smithtown, New York. For over 30 years Steve has been recognized as an expert in vintage, classic, and collector motorcar appraisals, valuations, inspections, pre-purchase consulting, global shipping, and as an expert witness. He recently co-founded Chrome Strategies Management where they provide multi-tiered consulting and services to automobile collectors. Steve holds the USPAP designation as a Qualified Appraiser, sits on the N.A.D.A. Advisory Board, and he is the author of Car Collecting: Everything You Need to Know. He was the Founding Editor of Hemmings Classic Wheels and is a regular Automotive Columnist for Newsday.

 

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Dennis Gray is one of the best-known lensmen in American motorsports. His San Francisco-based career began in the early 1950s when his father took Dennis to a dirt-track jalopy race at the Merced County Fairgounds. He was a team photographer for the George Dyer Racing Team, the Spalding’s Can-Am Team, and the official photographer for the RJ Reynolds IMSA series. He’s snapped images for Ford, Porsche, Cadillac, Buick, Jaguar, Honda, Pirelli and Goodyear, Apple, Gallo Winery, Henry Winehard Beer and numerous other companies as an advertising photographer. Today Dennis is the senior photographer for Sports Car Digest. You’ll also see his work in Vintage Racecar and Excellence magazines. He is a member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association and Western Automotive Journalists.

 

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Chris Bruno is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rally Rd., a free app that allows members to invest in blue-chip collector automobiles. Rally Rd. is a marketplace for making investments in classic cars the same as the way you buy and sell stock. Their mission is to democratize alternative asset investing by providing access, liquidity, and transparency to markets that have traditionally been available to a select few. Chris is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in financing, managing, and scaling venture-backed media companies. He co-founded Network of One, a data-driven content investment platform focused on the YouTube marketplace and Healthguru, a leading health information video platform for the web. Along with his co-founders Max Niederste-Ostholt and Rob Petrozzo, Rally Rd. allow investors to put their money to work in assets they are passionate about. 

 

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Simon Hope is the Founder and Chief Auctioneer of H&H Classics in the United Kingdom. He has over thirty years of experience on the rostrum in auctioning specialist commodities. In addition to classic cars, motorcycles, and aircraft he has sold a host of other genres. Simon has been an avid classic car enthusiast from an early age and purchased his first classic car, a 1947 Sunbeam Talbot Ten saloon in 1974. Since then he’s owned dozens of classics including Jaguars, Aston Martins, Maseratis, Lotus, Ferraris and and many other marques. Simon has raced, run the London to Brighton event, the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and numerous rallies. In 2018 H&H celebrates their 25th consecutive year as a specialist auctioneer of Classic Cars and Motorcycles. Congratulations Simon!

 

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Dr. Maggie Stys and Dr. Roberto Sicconi are with TeleLingo and Lingofit. Roberto is the Founder and CTO of TeleLingo, and Maggie is the Founder and CEO. LingoFit is their new B2B technology company that develops proprietary IP software that utilizes machine vision and artificial intelligence to act as your co-pilot and safety system while driving. Recognized as a leader in the use of disruptive technologies and creative business models, Roberto is working to enhance mobility and quality of life. Maggie is an accomplished technologist with a focus and passion for intelligent conversational machines. The focus at LingoFit is putting attention back in the driver’s seat. Think of LingoFit as someone who is watching your driving behavior and alerting you to potential problems.

 

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Luis Martinez was born and raised in Cuba. His passion for sports cars and racing was launched when his father took him to watch the Havana Grand Prix in 1960. Inspired by watching Sir Stirling Moss take the checkered flag piloting a white Birdcage Maserati he recalled that day and in 1998 wrote his first motorsports article. He has since authored two career development books, Getting There and Getting There Volume 2 plus many business and motorsports articles for Gannett, Motorsports Marketing Resources, Victory Lane, and many others. He holds a B.A in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling and is a Certified Track Instructor at the level of Mentor Instructor.

 

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Farid Ahmad is the C.E.O. & Founder of Dealer Solutions North America. A company that owns and operates three other companies which all provide different services to the automotive industry. These companies include; DEALER SOLUTIONS North America, Auto Careers Group and Right Fit Plus. After working in the automotive industry for the last 30 years in the U.K., the United States and Canada, Farid is considered an industry expert in recruitment and hiring and has been a guest speaker for Chrysler Canada, Porsche Canada as well as other automotive industry groups. Farid and his team at Auto Careers Group have interviewed and placed over 1,500 candidates in the retail automotive industry over the past seven years. DEALER SOLUTIONS NORTH AMERICA has become the largest Mergers & Acquisitions Company in North America

 

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Georgia Durante is the Founder of Performance Two a company that provided stunt drivers for the movie and automotive industries. She’s performed in hundreds of national and international television commercials as a stunt driver as well as appearing in motion pictures and print ads. By the time she was 17 years old Georgia was considered the most photographed girl in the country and she was the Kodak Girl appearing in over 80,000 drug and camera stores throughout the world. In the 70s she doubled for stars as a stunt driver and launched her company. Her best selling book, The Company She Keeps is about her time as a model and then her involvement in the Mob as a driver and her successful attempts to escape the Mafia. Georgia has touched thousands of people and her story, has spoken to numerous groups, and her motivational talks help people in abusive relationships, with drug addiction, and in need of help.

 

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Talia Spain is the Events Coordinator at APR in Opelika, Alabama. APR was founded in 1997 and is an automotive engineering firm operating a 78,000 square foot performance campus. Their mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for the Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen marques. The APR mantra is Enhancing the Driving Experience!  Talia is also the Founder of Four Rings Atlanta, an Audi focused car club and she is a Director on the board with Audi Club Georgia. 

 

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Martyn Schorr is the Editor at Car Guy Chronicles, an automotive enthusiasts blog site.  For over 20 years he’s conceptualized and produced successful automotive enthusiasts newsstand magazines and niche market books. He was a media relations representative on the East Coast for Buick Motor Division for 18 years. He’s an award-winning author and his latest book from the publisher at Motorbooks is, Day One, An Automotive Journalist’s Muscle-Car Memoir.  It is a front-line account of the performance wars raging in Detroit in the golden years of the 1960s from Martyn’s perspective as one of the most respected journalist in this era. Martyn is also the Chief Communications Officer for the Sarasota Café Racers, car guys who lunch!

 

Martyn was my 422nd guest back in January of 2016. You can listen to our talk back then on the Cars Yeah website. And one lucky Cars Yeah subscriber is going to win a copy of this new book compliments of Martyn and Motorbooks. To be eligible subscribe on the Cars Yeah website.

 

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Ethan Krieger is the Owner and Designer at 8380 Laboratories in Baltimore, Maryland. His studio is a motorsport-centric graphic design company where his focus is on client work and a line of automotive themed apparel, accessories, and art. Ethan puts exhaustive research in to every project including his own line of livery posters. His goal is to capture the essence of our automotive obsession and to ‘get’ that feeling we all have when we see a car we love and know is just right. Ethan’s studio also designs and produces commissioned work for his clients.

 

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Jonathan Ward is the CEO and Lead Designer at ICON in Chatsworth, California. ICON stands for classic transportation design and revisits old style vehicles. He and his talented team design and build classic FJ Series Toyotas, Ford Broncos, Trucks, Derelects, customs, and much more. Jonathan was one of my first guests on Cars Yeah being show number 6 and you can go back and listen to that show on the Cars Yeah website. Today Jonathan is back to talk about his latest design creation The Icon Duesey. His new bespoke Watch is a unique, custom designed wristwatch inspired by the iconic Duesenberg and only 50 examples will be produced.

 

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Gino Demeneghi is the Public Relations Director and Lotus Driving Academy Director at Motor Speedway Resort at Houston Motor Speedway. Located 35 minutes south of downtown Houston Texas MSR is a 383 acre road course and karting track featuring 180,000 square feet of paddock space. There are classrooms, hospitality and meeting areas and over 75,000 square feet of private garages. The track is 2.38 miles with 17 turns and is configured to run both ways and is FIA approved and sanctioned to testing by the Indycar Series and IMSA. The Karting track is a ¾ mile long, has 17 turns and 0.7 miles long. The Lotus Driving Academy can also be found at MSR.

 

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David Odegard is the Director of Research and Development at United Pacific Industries. Since 1994 UPI has been committed to the design, manufacturing, and supply of automotive products for classic trucks and classic cars including full bodies for the iconic ’32 Ford. They offer a wide variety and range of over 20,000 innovative and high quality products. They are an international company based in Long Beach, California. David’s grew up in an automotive enthusiast home around car restorations and has worked in the industry for over 35 years.

 

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Marc Rauch is the Co-Founder of The Auto Channel television network that began in 1987. The Auto Channel dot com was launched in 1995. The Tach online entity is the internet’s largest automotive information resource with more than 2 million pages of content. Today Marc is the company’s Executive Vice President and Co-Publisher. He is also a multi-award winning TV/Film Writer, Producer, and Director who has been a broadcasting and marketing executive for over 40 years. Marc is a leading advocate of alternative fuels and energy who writes and lectures on the issue. He’s presented testimony before a Congressional meeting on ethanol, was a keynote speaker at the Australian National Biofuels Symposium and spoke at the Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation forum on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

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Ray Cody is the Founder of Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors that takes place September 27 through the 30 in 2018. It is a world-class automotive celebration set against the spectacular September foliage of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado.  This will be the fourth annual event Ray and his team put together focusing on high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles. Ray has a life-long passion for automobiles, airplanes, and motorcycles proclaiming “Anything with an engine excites me!” His business has been in real estate having owned hotels, commercial properties, apartment complexes, and a B&B in Telluride. He was a hockey coach for 30 years who understands the importance of team building in sports, business, and events.

 

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Bill Goldberg is a professional athlete, former NFL player, former pro-wrestler, TV host and most importantly an Inspiring Automotive Enthusiast. You’ve seen him on the World Championship Wrestling, WCW and World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE and he earned a 173-0 undefeated streak in singles competition. Bill’s the first undefeated World Champion in the history of professional wrestling. He’s been in many movies and appeared on a number of television shows. He’s a self-described automotive fanatic and Bill loves cars, has a collection of his own, and loves hosting automobile driven content including Bullrun and GarageMahal. You will find him at The Classic Auto Show March 4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

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Rick Abate is the President at Classic Car Marketing in Orange, California where they bring buyers and sellers of classic cars together. Whether it’s original, restored, custom, or exotic, Rick and his team have you covered as the one stop shop for the automotive enthusiast. They target a global market to find or sell the ride you’ve been dreaming of. Rick and his team have over 50 years of combined marketing and automotive expertise and dedication to the industry finding automobiles and resourcing specialized services. You’ve seen their cars featured on Velocity’s television shows and they are long standing Goodguys members and have judged numerous car shows. 

 

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Alan Drayson is the owner of Canford Classics in the beautiful rolling hills of Dorset, near the small village of Bere Regis in the United Kingdom. There he and his team restore and care for classic Porsche automobiles. They have earned an international reputation that has become the benchmark within the classic Porsche fraternity. Alan’s love affair with Porsches started in his Mum’s garage when he was 17 with a 1967 912 that was in need of some love. Over 2 years he restored that Porsche and the hook was set. Today Canford Classics is known for their painstaking attention to detail and quality in every vehicle they touch.

 

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Steve Day owns and runs British Car Ranch in Wenatchee, Washington. He started his business in 2008 after retiring from a career with NAPA Auto Parts. At British Car Ranch he has fully immersed himself in the full time restoration and repair of British cars. Steve also travels the Northwest to present technical clinics for British car clubs and enthusiasts gatherings. He is a technical advisor for a national magazine and three North West regional British car clubs. His passion for British cars began way back in 1969 when he met his future wife Laurie in high school; she was driving a British car and today they celebrate 45+ years of marriage plus playing with and working on British cars together.

 

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Mike Liebing founded GoClean Products in 2003 after developing Get Off Clean Road Paint Remover. Past Cars Yeah guest Renny Doyle helped Mike create his first YouTube video to promote his new cleaner. In 2014 Mike opened Praxis Detailing in Auburn Indian where he cares for a variety of his customers vehicles. He’s worked with numerous car care professionals including:  McCalls Detailing Team during Car Week in Monterey/Pebble Beach, Air Force One Detailing Team, Boeing Detailing Team, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club Detailing Team, Velocity’s Competition Ready Team with past Cars Yeah guest Mike Philips and the Bandit Detailing Team.

 

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Ted O’Dell is the Founder and Executive Director of the newly formed Hackett Auto Museum located in Jackson, Michigan. He is a professional advocate representing people and projects across the state of Michigan and has served as both an elected and appointed public official for nearly 12 years inside both chambers of the Michigan legislature. Ted’s enjoyed collecting automotive memorabilia his entire life and purchased his first classic car, a 1966 Ford Mustang Sprint 200 at the age of 16. Ted currently serves on the executive committee of the MotorCities National Heritage Area, an affiliate of the U.S. Park Service and is a longtime President of the Central Michigan T’s Model T owners Club.

 

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Alex Seremet is a media relations officer who describes himself as a story discoverer. Alex uncovers stories about people and brands, engineers, managers, race car drivers and more, and shares them with the world. Since 2007, he's worked as the PR department for BMW Romania, and he's also worked for the Porsche Group and the Volkswagen Group. He's developed unconventional projects including fuel consumption records and creating special painting marathons with past Cars Yeah guest Mitu Adrian, who paints scene of cars and architecture with coffee. He's also a present at the Romanian Concours D'Elegance.

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Tim Hahne is the Director at Stereoscreen where they are known for their innovative and revolutionary nature. They visualize stories with timeless pictures using the best minds in the business. Founded in 2001 Tim is a filmmaker and director whose sophisticated visual concepts are finished with his special signature. Stereoscreen is known for their racing films and they have produced over 400 films in the last 15 years. Shooting for marques including Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Dunlop, Porsche, and Red Bull he has contributed to Getty Images and partnered with many television channels. Some of his full-length documentaries include 24hours – One Team, One Target, Adrenalin about BMW and No Limits a film about Alex Zenardi. 

 

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Jose Martinez is an Engineer at Mazda’s North American Operations in Irvine, California. He is a Southern California native and perpetual tinkerer who earned a degree from the University of California, Irvine in Mechanical Engineering. He got his start working with carbon fiber composites for the aerospace industry and moved to building concept cars. Today he’s living his dream developing parts for Mazda vehicles. 

 

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Rick Neville has embarked on a career as a bon vivant and raconteur after retiring from a 35-year career as a federal prosecutor.  With a high-pressure lifestyle in the proverbial rear-view mirror he now has time to spend on his first automotive love, Austin-Healeys. If he’s not in the garage under the bonnet of his Bugeye Sprite or his 345 hp Ford-engined big Healey, he’ll be found in the library researching and writing articles for several Healey magazines.  

 

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Cheryl Kelley is an artist who was classically trained in oil paint and has taken her passion and love of cars, muscle cars, and put her own stamp on the subject matter. She started painting at the age of ten and grew up in the formative 60s. She often paints on aluminum that plays well to the reflections on the surfaces of automobiles allowing the viewer to go deeper and to see something more in the form. The quality and mystery of these reflections take the viewer out of the mundane and in to a dream world. The nostalgia of the American dream along with cars makes her art unique and Cheryl adds her own feminine stamp on the subject matter taking the beauty of the object and going beyond the surface.

 

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Peter Larsen is a life long gearhead. He serves as a Pebble Beach class judge and he also judges at the Concours d’Elegance at Chantilly outside Paris and at Schloss Dyck in Germany. Peter has a wide taste in cars, having owned automobiles as varied as a Bizzarrini, Facel-Vega, Duesenberg Model J and a number of Maseratis, including two Ghiblis and a 5000GT. His enduring fascination has been with French cars in general and Talbot-Lago in particular, including ownership of two T26 Grand Sports. He and Ben Erickson co-authored  the book Talbot-Lago Grand Sport: The Car from Paris and Jacques Saoutchik – Maître Carrossier. Peter also authored a book about Joseph Figoni. Today he’s here to share his and Ben Erickson’s latest venture, a three volume series titled The Kellner Affair, Matters of Life and Death.

 

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Zack James Todd is an automotive photographer who works as the Digital Marketing Manager at Canep Design in Scotts Valley, California. Canepa Design is a leading automotive and race car restoration and maintenance facility where you’ll find the finest collector cars, race cars, classic, and sports cars in addition to transporters and much more. And Bruce Canepa is a past guest here on Cars Yeah. Zach has been an automotive enthusiast since he was a child and has shot photography for many notable magazines including Pete Stout’s 000 magazine, Vintage Motorsport, Classic Porsche, Robb Report and others. He travels to automotive events and records his adventures posting them on his Zach James Todd website. You’ll also see the many amazing images he has snapped at Canepa Design on their website.

 

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