Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Debbie Baker is the President of Cruisin’ For A Cure, the nation’s largest single day charity car show that raises money to find a cure for prostate cancer. She started the organization when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Next to skin cancer, prostate cancer kills more men than any other cancer. Cruisin’ For A Cure provides men with free prostate cancer screening that catches the disease early and saves lives. Her event brings in more than 3,500 hot rods, trucks, customs, muscle cars, daily drivers, old and new. The cars cruise all day inside the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, California. This year’s Meet & Greet will feature Chip Foose, Troy Ladd, Chris Jacobs, Ed Iskendarian otherwise known as Isky, Carson Lev, Larry Wood and others at the Meguiar’s Hangar. Debbie’s day job is in real estate.  

 

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Bryan Davis is the Founder of the Malaise Motors Facebook group, 6,000 members strong and growing.  Malaise Motors is dedicated to the history, design, manufacture, and roadability of the unloved cars of the Malaise era that began in 1972 and ended in 1995. The groups seats are button tufted, roofs landau, and they roll on the shiniest genuine wire wheel covers available. The 1972 model years were hit with a drop in compression ratios and switched to net horsepower rating in preparation for upcoming emissions regulations. In 1996 OBDII diagnostic electronics came to play ending the Malaise era. When not managing Malaise Motors he is a realtor and property manager who enjoys driving classic Jaguar limousines. 

 

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Tiffany Kruse is the Auction Coordinator at Dan Kruse Classics in San Antonio, Texas. She is the eldest daughter of Daniel Kruse, one of the original founders of the Kruse Collector Car Auctions. Tiffany spent her summers traveling with her father to auctions all over the U.S.A. She worked her first auction at the age of 5 in Auburn, running clerk tickets. She attended auction schools in Missouri and at Reppert and decided to use her knowledge to manage the business side in 1995 and moved in to events in 2002. Kruse Classics conducts four large collector car auctions per year in San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Houston, Texas. Tiffany is also a member of the International Society of Appraisers. Her father Dan Kruse is a past guest of mine here on Cars Yeah.

 

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Chris Duke is the creator, executive producer and host of Motorz TV, a half hour syndicated television series available to over 200 million television households in the US and Canada, plus online at YouTube, iTunes, Roku, and more. He also reviews cars for Duke’s Drive and talks tech in Duke’s Tech. This year will mark the 100th episode and 10th year of his Automotive Improvement® show. Congratulations! Chris is a true automotive enthusiast with more than 31 years of experience in hands-on vehicle customization and an 18 year veteran of the automotive industry. Previously he served as a magazine editor, as well as the host and co-writer for Auto Center, a web series produced for Mobil 1.

 

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c are full-time YouTubers and co-founders of Ideal Cars, a premium automotive education platform that’s shifing the way the next generation of car enthusiasts buy, sell, and drive their next Ideal car and do it for free. Trav’s build his career in the automotive industry by following his love for anything mechanical. He’s a Certified Audi Master Technician who thinks like an engineer. Brad has worked in the tech industry helping build several notable Seattle start-ups but it’s his passion for automobiles and the Art of the Deal that drove him to connect with his buddy Trav. The two started flipping cars and decided to combine their skills to create Ideal Cars on YouTube. They create 30-minute Vlogs about buying, fixing, selling, tutorials, and trips around their passion for automobiles. 

 

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Bryan McCarthy is an automotive blogger at Bearded Mug Media. His is a site where Bryan combined his passion for photography and writing about automobiles and as Bryan says, “Where the shutter hits the word.” Bearded Mug Media is an amalgam of his two joys with the beard on his face and a perpetual cup of black coffee that follows him around. He attends as many car-related events as possible and brings them to his website and social media platforms to share his “fly on the wall” approach to capturing the cars and people who share his passion and share his interpretations of these events. Bryan’s full time job is a police officer in Jew Jersey.

 

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Ilko Nechev is the Advertising Director for the Porsche Club of America’s monthly magazine Panorama. Panorama serves over 80,000 members of the PCA in an award-winning format and has been published since 1955. Ilko was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He settled in New York City and became infatuated with the car culture in the USA. He joined the Porsche Club of America and purchased his first Porsche over 15 years ago, a 944 Turbo and today he drives a 993 and 997 of the iconic 911. He’s heavily involved with the Club and has helped to more than double the PCA’s advertising revenues as part of the team. He joins a group of past Cars Yeah guest from the PCA including Robb Sass, the Panorama Editor and Vu Nguyen the Executive Director of the PCA.

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David Townsend is an automotive artist who owns Sports Car Art in southern Vermont. If you count the Rat Fink and other Ed Roth doodles that David used as inspiration as a grade schooler in SoCal, he’s been drawing cars for well over a half century. While a career in advertising and design eventually led him down a different creative path, he returned to illustrating full-time after he “retired” to reconnect with his fine art beginnings. David’s work has been featured on everything from catalog covers, and full-scale laser etchings, to books—including some 300 or so illustrations featured in a soon-to-be-published tome aimed at new or first-time collectors.

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Brian Scotto is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Hoonigan Industries as well as Creative Director on Ken Block’s ultra-viral Gymkhana Series. He first turned his childhood obsession with fast cars into a media profession as an automotive journalist. He served as Editor-in-Chief for three different enthusiast titles, including the award-winning 0-60 Magazine, which he founded. After working with Ken Block’s marketing team, Brian helped to form Monster World Rally Team (now the Hoonigan Racing Division). It's Brian's creative storytelling approach that has grown the company into what it is today while creating the attitude and authenticity that has made Hoonigan a subculture of its own.

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Steve Pasteiner is the Founder of Advanced Automotive Technologies in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He’s a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and spent 22 years with General Motors Design, where he became the Assistant Chief Designer for Buick and Chevrolet. His company AAT is a full in-house prototype company that provides customers with design and build solutions including:  full-size prototype automotive builds, steel and sheet metal fabrication, MIG and TIG welding, paint services, clay modeling, mold making, interiors, engineering, mechanical, and fiberglass, carbon fiber, and composite layups and parts. Steve also owns Pasteiner’s collectibles and hobbies where you will find a vast collection of automotive related items.

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Reginald Kruger is an automotive artist with a passion for Porsche who works and lives in The Netherlands. He creates exclusive artwork with special airbrush and silkscreen techniques that he developed himself. His technique of painting with photographs combined with brushed aluminum produce amazing light effects. His use of metal results in very bright colors and a 3D special effect. Reginald also works on glass and textile and he produces extremely large art pieces for automotive showrooms and for special presentations. He will create custom art using your special vehicle as well for a completely customized work of automotive art.

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David Hobbs was born in Leamington Spa, England and started racing in 1959 at the wheel of his mother’s daily driver, a 1952 Morris Oxford. In 1960 he raced his dad’s Jaguar XK 140 and then a Lotus Elite where he started winning races in his long and successful career. He’s raced in 20 - Le Mans 24 Hour events, ran the first Daytona 3 Hour, which became the 24 Hour, USRRC, Watkins Glen 6 Hour, IMSA, Trans Am, the Masters Championship, the Winston Cup Series, the Indianapolis 500, Bathhurst 1000, and he raced in Formula 1debuting in 1966 in Syracuse, Sicily. David’s raced a wide variety of marques including Lola, Jaguar, Lotus, and the Ford GT40. His television career as an on-air commentator began in 1976 to present and he’s covered races for CBS, ESPN, NBC, Speedvision, the Speed Channel in addition to a wide variety of racing venues, most recently being F1 with past Cars Yeah guest, Leigh Diffey.

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Dhruv Chadha is the Founder and CEO of AutoMech, a car servicing start-up in Seattle, Washington. AutoMech brings together Dhruv’s passion for cars and technology. AutoMech helps car owners with every aspect of car maintenance from taking their car in for service and bringing it back, adding convenience and saving car owners valuable time. Previously Dhruv served as a Product Manager at Arity, launching the Driving Engine SDK, a tool that collects driver analytics data through a smartphone. Prior to Arity, he was a Product Manager and Software Developer on various products at Microsoft.

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Vic Piano is the Founder of the new, world-class, Cigar City Concours d’Elegance. Their inaugural event will take place November 10th and 11th, 2018 at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. Vic spent over 30 years of his professional career in the broadcast and cable television industry as ‘on air’ talent, and as a director and producer for sports and entertainment events. His company, Mizlou Television also features a division for Out of Home Media Sales, MTRN, and Mizlou Thoroughbred Racing Network. He published a magazine called part Finder focusing on Post WWII special interest automobiles and in television he produced a number of motor sports events including NASCAR, SCORE, the Long Beach and Watkins Glen Grand Prix and the ISCA Grand National in Las Vegas. Vic’s passion is for antique, classic, and special interest cars and trucks with an emphasis on convertibles.

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Doug Perry is the Founder and President of Drivers Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and Redmond, Washington. Drivers Club is a unique community that blends an exclusive social club and vehicle storage and collection management business. They provide a private club environment, climate controlled storage, and a dedicated and enthusiastic staff to look after your special vehicles. Their concierge service manages vehicles service, transportation, acquisitions, sales and special requests. There is a clubhouse where members can enjoy social gatherings, watch racing, enjoy parities, cars and coffee events, speakers, dealer introductions, and charity events. The Drivers Club mantra is – We do the work and you do the driving.

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Bradley Brownell is an automotive journalist who lives in Reno, Nevada. He is a die-hard Porsche fanatic who is also a podcaster and co-founder of the 80s and 90s car show Radwood. You’ll find Bradley’s work in automotive magazines including Autoweek, European Car, Roadkill. He also writes for numerous websites including The Drive, Jalopnik, FlatSixes, Hooniverse and forums including Corvette Forum, Teamspeed, Mustang Forum and more. He is also a self-professed collector of mostly awful automobiles.

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Mike Cardenas is the CEO and Founder of HydroSilex, a new product company in Fort Wayne, Indiana that creates detailing products for use in automotive, marine, aviation, home and industrial applications. As a professional detailer, Mike utilizes his knowledge and experience to help design, create and innovate new products for the detailing industry. A former student of the Esoteric Elite Detailer Academy, Mike has conducted workshops and clinics for various manufacturers at events such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. He also serves as a trained and certified concours judge for the Porsche Club of America, as well as business consultant and trainer to help others in the detailing industry improve.

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Sir Alfred J. DiMora is the Founder and CEO of DiMora Motorcar, based in Palm Springs, California. His company is known for their expertise in designing high-end luxury cars including the Clenet, Sceptre, and Natalia. Alfred also founded Starbridge Systems where he developed the world’s fastest FPGA supercomputer. Throughout his career Alfred has built many successful companies in a variety of sectors. In 2001 Sir Alfred was inducted in to the Knights of Malta. He is a member of the Motor Press Guild and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Currently Alfred is bringing the Clenet back into production, he’s launching a cell phone line, and he is building a factory in Vietnam where they will build electric taxicabs.

 

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Lyn Hiner is an automotive artist who describes her paintings as abstract expressionist in acrylic on canvas and paper. She lives in San Clemente, California with her family working from her studio that overlooks a park and the Pacific Ocean. While she paints a variety of subject matter it is her automotive work that brings Lyn to Cars Yeah. Her expressive application and playful use of color and layers, sometimes using a knife to lay down the paint, results in conflict inviting the viewer to look deeper in to her pieces. Her automobiles draw you in to explore the shape, color, and emotion of the subject matter whether they be a Cobra, Porsche, Mustang or Lamborghini. Whatever you see in her art be assured that it is an emotional impression through Lyn’s eyes.

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Stew Waliser is the owner of Stew’s Self Service Garage in Kirkland, Washington. His business is unique in that he provides a full mechanic shop that’s available for the public’s use. Stew started working on cars when he first started driving and the need for a garage to fix his car while in college, while sitting in his dorm room, sparked the idea for Stew’s Self Service Garage. A place where people could work on their own cars, with all the tools they need along with expert advice. He wrote a business plan and opened his shop in 2014 and Stew’s is a premier place to work on your car while providing expert mechanical advice as you go. Stew was recognized by 425 Business Magazine as a 30 under 30 recipient and he’s been featured in Popular Mechanics as well.

 

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Alan Roach is the President of Baja Designs where they design and manufacture motorcycle and automotive lighting. Alan is a long time Baja 1000 motorcycle racer who took his need for great lighting and turned it in to a thriving business. Baja Designs lights have won every professional and amateur motorcycle and ATV Baja 1000 class for over 15 years. The Baja Designs mantra, Brighter, Bolder, and Better best describe their philosophy of being The Scientists of Lighting. Alan started riding dirt bikes at 10 years old and raced until college and he raced his first Baja 1000 in 1995 and in 1998 he earned third overall in the pro motorcycle division. Alan also raced the Baja 1000 in 2003 in a vehicle and continued racing through 2017.

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Michael Zarnock is an American author and columnist, who writes collector guides and articles about Hot Wheels Toy Cars and Accessories. He is also the current producer/editor and host of “Hot Wheels TV” on YouTube and is the Senior Contributing Editor at Die Cast Magazine. Michael's knowledge and his massive Hot Wheels collection of approximately 30,000 vehicles has earned him notoriety around the world. He has authored14 books, numerous chapters in other books, and hundreds of magazine articles about Hot Wheels Toy Cars and Accessories. Mike has twice held  the“Guinness World Record” Hot Wheels Collection, he has earned the most distinguished label: "One of the world’s leading Hot Wheels authorities."Michaels massive collection, world notoriety and World Records have also raised him to an elite new level of collecting as only a handful of collectors around the world have been classified as a “Super Collector”!

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Delta Pick Mello is the Executive Director at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. Founded by Dick Ryder they opened their doors on May 1, 1987. You’ll find a wide variety of automobiles including the 1886 Benze Patent-Motorwagen, a 1932 Miller Ascot Racer, to a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 and many other spectacular automobiles. The mission of the Museum is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. Delta joined the Museum in 2016 with over 25 years of non-profit Museum experience. She spent time at the Sacramento Zoo and then at the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. With a passion for old things that move, she traded steel wheel for rubber. Delta is also a professional storyteller, historical re-enactor, an actress, and tap dancer.

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Darin Roberge is the President and CEO of Gilbert, an Arizona based, all inclusive, marketing, creative, and public relations agency Motorwërks Marketing. His firm was founded on his passion for the special interest, classic, and collector automotive marketplace. He spent much of his past career in music where he was a successful promoter. He then moved to be the head of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions marketing, media, and public relations manager where he made a profound impact on the collector automotive auction industry.  Also active in his community, Darin currently serves his seventh term on the board of directors of the Township Community Organization in Gilbert, Arizona. He is also a member of the SEMA Young Executives Network and the Arizona Automotive Hobbyist Council.

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Amber Wyatt is a much-loved TV Host, who is originally from Australia. She landed her first live-to-air job at the age of 20 presenting the news and weather for a major Australia network. She’s worked in almost every aspect of the broadcast industry from radio to TV to online, production and even dabbling in start up video technology. Today Amber calls Los Angeles her home and that’s where she hosts and produces a number of TV shows, including Boys Toys, as well as runs her own production company 'Edge & Elegance Entertainment'. On Boys Toys she visits people in the automotive industry from builders to designers to racers to see what makes them tick.

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Jackie Jouret is an automotive journalist who started working right after graduating from high school on the sports desk for the Oregon Journal. She continued writing through college and graduate school and was drawn to the world of motorsports and motorcycle racing. She became the Editor-in-Chief of City Bike and she continues to be a lifelong motorcyclist today. Jackie has worked at Forza, Bimmer, and Ross Periodicals magazines. In addition to editing magazines, she has written extensively for news reporting, car reviews, executive interviews, and history pieces. Today she writes for Vintage Motorsport magazine, Roundel and the BMW CCA Foundation. She authored the book ‘Heroes of Bavaria’ and she working on her next exhibit on the BMW 2002. Sitting next to Jackie in the photo above is Prince Leopold of Bavaria as they began their journey in the 2007 Mille Miglia.

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 Dave Kinney is the Founder of US Appraisal, a classic and collectible automotive, truck, and motorcycle appraisal company. He appraises classic antique and special interest cars and collectors. He is the publisher of the Hagerty Price Guide, a post-war price guide for classic and collectible automobiles. He is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers. Dave is a Concours judge at numerous prestigious events around the country and a member of over a dozen professional automotive organizations. 

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Adam Cramer is the Founder and CEO of Avants, a new platform that connects automotive enthusiasts and their vehicles. Avants provides you with an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a wide variety of unique and interesting cars.  Adam is a Microsoft veteran with 15+ years experience building technology businesses including serving as VP of Product Management and Marketing at DataSphere Technologies and Co-Founder of Frugal Mechanic, a shopping comparison website for auto parts.  Adam received a B.A. in Economics from Colby College and currently lives in Seattle with his wife and twin daughters. His first car was a Chevy Beretta GTZ and he currently drives a Cadillac CTS-V wagon and an Audi S6 wagon.

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Magnus Walker’s love affair with Porsche began when he was 10 years old during a trip to the 1977 London Motor Show. In 1986 at the age of 19 he moved to Los Angeles and started his own line of clothing. That led to the acquisition of a warehouse in downtown L.A., his first Porsche, club racing, and an ever-expanding collection of vintage Porsches that he often customized in an outlaw style. His builds started gaining attention and when he produced the video Urban Outlaw things really started to accelerate. Magnus is not your stereotypical Porsche owner and there’s nothing typical about Magnus. He has an online Urban Outlaw store, a blog, a website, videos, he’s been a speaker on Ted Talks, and he travels all over the world driving Porsches and expanding his reach to fans everywhere. Today we’ll be talking about his new and first book, Dirt Don't Slow You Down.

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Larry Chen is an automotive photographer in Los Angeles, California. No doubt you’ve seen his work on the cover of Hot Rod magazine and on line at Speedhunters.com. Larry has a knack for focusing in on the essence of what makes a particular car compelling and on documenting car culture at the pavement level. He has been an avid participant in driving events from autocross to track days, but it is capturing automobiles that drives his passion. He travels the world to document car culture and for a while his focus was on shooting celebrities as he ventured into the world of paparazzi. Today Larry is a Speedhunters Senior Editor, a contributor to Hot Rod magazine, he is the Pikes Peak Hillclimb and Formula Drift official photographer, and he works closely with Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing.

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Jonathan Kotyk is a young racing driver who has been competing in karts on a national and international level for years. He drives for teams including Ocala Gran Prix and Top Kart USA. This year he made the jump to F1600 Pro series and SCCA Majors representing Team Pelfrey and Gap Guard. Jonathan was selected as a team USA Scholarship recipient allowing him to compete in England at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and in the Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone. With the support of Mazda, Honda, Safeisfast, Mockett, and Cooper Tires he is on his way. He’s tested a USF 2000 car before heading to Phoenix for the Mazda Road to Indy on a $200,000 scholarship. His goal is to race in the Verizon Indycar Series.

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Uwe Makrutzki is the manager of factory restorations at Porsche Classic in Stuttgart, Germany. He has 36 years of experience with Porsche, including 17 years as a technician in a Porsche Center, 13 years as a sales manager at a Porsche Center and he’s been a manager of the Porsche Classic since 2014. At the Porsche Classic Center, they repair and perform factory restorations on classic Porsche automobiles using genuine Porsche parts. They have an enormously talented team of craftsmen who meticulously care of classic Porsches, ensuring their heritage and parts match those used in the original builds. Over 70% of Porsche vehicles ever built are still on the road today. Uwe and his team makes sure it stays that way using only quality made in Germany parts, with access to over 52,000 parts from over 1000 classic suppliers.

 

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Mark Jones is the Proprietor at Britsport of Seattle in Seattle, Washington. Since 1992 he and his talented craftsmen restore and repair classic British cars of all marques. They are a full-service restoration business performing award-winning work utilizing experience from over 30 years of painting, restoring, repairing a wide spectrum of vintage cars. They rebuild British gearboxes and Laycock overdrive units as well and perform pre-purchase inspections, in addition to buying and selling fine classic automobiles. Mark worked in the train industry in his prior profession from the time he was in high school working the graveyard shift and attending school in the daytime. He was a dispatcher, telegrapher, yard clerk and more until his passion for cars turned in to a full-time business at Britsport of Seattle.

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Santa Claus, also known as St. Nicholas, Chris Kringle, Father Christmas, and by many other names by children everywhere, just spent the night delivering gifts and good cheer around the world. Santa invited Mark to spend the day at the North Pole, and Mark couldn't wait to take a test drive in that sleigh!

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Leigh Dorrington is an automotive researcher, writer and historian, and the founder and president of Pendine International Automotive Media and Marketing in Essex, Connecticut. He has written for numerous online publications and he is a senior contributor at Vintage Motosport. Leigh has contributed to many book projects and event programs from the Indianapolis 500 to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. He has served as a Director to multiple prestigious concours events, judged, and helped create and curate automotive-related exhibits. He is a founding partner of the Collectors Car Garage in Bedford Hills, New York and in his early career he was a pioneer in the field of motorsports marketing providing strategic guidance, program development, management evaluations and much more.

 

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Rob McCrary, Managing Director of SONAX USA, has more than 25 years of progressively directing and leading companies in both sales and distribution capacities.  Rob has led these companies through start-up, turnaround and growth modes.

Rob has spent the past 6 years as the Managing Director of Vision Investments – the parent company of SONAX USA based in Indianapolis, IN.  Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Partner at RFC Franchising with an emphasis on distribution channels and sales growth.  RFC is a national retail chain in the restaurant industry that saw double digit growth in both sales and locations during his tenure.  He has a strong understanding of both domestic and international distribution channels used in his previous and current positions.

Vision Investments, LLC has seen double digit sales growth, year over year, during his tenure.  SONAX, a manufacturer of quality car care products based in Neuberg, Germany, is a leading manufacturer brand in the automotive industry with partners in 104 countries worldwide.  Vision is the exclusive distributor in the US and continues to see sales and brand awareness growth year over year.

 

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Ricky Miller is the Senior Application Engineer at 3M Auto. He’s been a part of their team for over 11 years. At 3M Auto they work toward improving your automotive life through smarter solutions for your auto projects. Their comprehensive line of 3M and Bondo branded products includes waxes, compounds, adhesives, sandpaper, body filler, and do it yourself kits for all types of projects. Ricky started working in the automotive industry in 1991 honing his skills in bodywork at his local collision repair shops, restorations facilities, and at Delta Airlines where he painted everything from motorcycles to automobiles to aircraft. Ricky is still active in restoration and collision work today. His hobbies include anything around cars, car shows, drag racing, and spending time with his family and children helping them work on their vehicles.

 

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Dean Morash owns and operates So Cal Classic Car Storage in Orange County, California. Dean is a late life entrepreneur and has leveraged his marketing experience in high technology and in aerospace manufacturing and a lifetime of wrenching on and buying and selling cars to create this unique business. His vision for this business is to provide Orange County car owners the opportunity to continue to enjoy their cars and secure them in an environment that is designed with their cars and their lifestyles in mind. So Cal Classic Car Storage is more than car storage we are an experience, a valet service that doubles as a destination for customers who periodically need to decompress in a purpose-built car environment". 

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Jay Schneider is the President of Lake Country Manufacturing in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Lake Country has over 40 years in the industry and is a pioneering manufacturer of buffing and polishing products that are sold worldwide. They offer a wide variety of automotive detailing supplies including buffing and polishing pads, microfiber, backing plates, scuff balls, applicators, cleaning accessories, and more. Jay spent time in the sports business and non-profit organizations that put on both professional and amateur events as well as FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. Today he is the second generation to lead the Lake Country Manufacturing Company.

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Zachary Dillinger (no relation to John) is a freelance automotive writer and USPAP-compliant appraiser at Wipiak Consulting and Appraisers who writes about cars for RM Sotheby's and Auctions America. He also collects and restores cars with a special focus on pre-war American examples. Though his first love is cars, Zachary is also a passionate woodworker who specializes in reproducing antique American furniture. He is the author of With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture with Hand Tools (F&W Media) as well as numerous nationally published magazine and journal articles. His second book, “Duct Tape is Flammable: an automotive life” is due out next year.

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Iain Wood is the Commercial Director at Hemmels in the United Kindgdom. At Hemmels, Iain and their skilled craftsmen restore and maintain classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles, with an emphasis on the Pagoda models, using their tried and tested methods, what they call the Neugeboren process. Whether you want your car rebuilt to your own specific requirements with modern characteristics, or perfectly original, just as it left the factory, Hemmels delivers. They do it all from metal work, engine building, paint, and interior restoration. Iain is originally from Canada and has worked in the UK for over 20 years for start-up companies in IT, Bio-Tech, and today his focus is on his passion for automobiles. He is drawn to businesses that are pioneering, globally focused, and in pursuit of excellence.

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Rich Duisberg lives in the United Kingdom and he is an occasional writer and presenter who once earned a living helping companies to put new cars together properly. He is the Editor at the website, Motorpunk, an eclectic mix of road trips, budget motorsport, intercontinental banger rallies, appreciation of modern classics, and above all, a genuine passion for the ‘best of British’. Rich’s writing has been published in numerous magazines including Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Banzai, Evo, GT Porsche, and more. He has often appeared on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels enthusing about historic motoring twaddle. His latest book, Confessions From Quality Control, is a light hearted traipse through various car factories around the world, and is described by SniffPetrol as “hilarious”. Among the clutter in his garage is an Alfa Romeo GTV, MK1 MX-5, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell was once quoted about Rich when asked to ride in Morgan 3 Wheeler, “I’m not getting in a car with him!”

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Ernie Francis Jr. is a Trans Am TA Class racer driving for Breathless Racing running a Ford Mustang TA race car. He grew up in a racing family, his father was a racer, and Ernie’s been behind the wheel since he was 13 year old when he moved from karts to a Spec Miata. At 14 he won championships in both NASA and FARA grabbing 32 top ten finishes, 26 top five finishes, 25 podiums and 21 wins. At 15 he became the youngest, licensed driver in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships earning Rookie of The Year. In 2014 he raced a Mazda MX-5 and a Camaro GTS and he claimed the title of Trans Am Champion. In 2015 he raced again in the trans Am and World Challenge. In 2016 Ernie ran a Ford Mustang Boss 302R and clinched his third straight Trans Am TA4 Championship.

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Francesco Ginocchio is the Global Marketing and Communication Manager at RUPES near Milan, Italy. He’s been a part of the RUPES team for over 6 years after spending 10 years at Caterpillar as a Brand and Marketing Manager. Rupes is an Italian company with a 70-year history of designing and producing the finest in innovative machine tools and their reputation in the automotive surface care sector is world renown. At RUPES, Francesco is responsible for the global marketing for the brand to grow awareness for the companies Bigfoot brand in the detailing marketplace. He holds Masters degrees in Marine Engineering and Business Administration. RUPES just built and opened a facility in the United States as they continue to grow in the marketplace and you can enjoy my talk with Dylan von Kleist, their US Marketing Manager here at Cars Yeah.

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Ulrich, or Ulli as his friends call him, is the Director of Global Communications for Recaro Automotive Seating in Germany. Ulli was born in Cologne/Germany in 1965 and has been working in the automotive industry for over 30 years, filling various communications roles from a free-lance journalist via sales marketing to being the global media spokesperson for the world wide leading automotive seating manufacturer Adient. In this function, Ulli is also responsible for internal and external communications for Adient’s premium brand RECARO Automotive Seating. Born as the son of an automotive engineer who took him to race tracks at a very young age, Ulli was infected with the racing virus. He worked his way up to professional touring car and GT-racing, being a factory driver for Volvo from 2002 until 2004. His greatest success was the overall title win in the 2012 German Endurance Championship plus four class wins in the 24 hour race in the so called “Green Hell”, the Nürburgring, from 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2017 with Audi.

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Justin Bell is a TV and Web Show Host with a lifetime of experience in the racing and automotive world. His career began in 1988 and since then his accomplishments include the 1997 FIA GT2 World Championship, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and a second-place finish in Le Mans and Daytona, and a pair of SCCA Trans-Am wins. He’s raced for major car manufacturers including: Saab, Peugeot, Porsche, BMW, Dodge, and General Motors. He’s driven for Dodge Viper and General Motors in their Corvette Racing Team at Daytona 24 Hours and Le mans and Petit Le Mans. Today Justin spends a lot of time expanding his broadcasting and hosting career living in Los Angeles, writing new shows and hosting for a variety of clients. And of course, his father is the famed Derek Bell, the noted professional race car driver with a long career racing and winning numerous Championships.

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Derek Bell is a legendary motor racing driver who is regarded as one of the greatest sports car and endurance racing drivers of his era. He is a five-time Le Mans winner, three-time Daytona 24 winner and two-time World Sports Car Champion. His career spans the Ferrari 512 and Porsche 917, Gulf-Mirage era, Renault’s turbo effort at Le Mans, Porsche 936 and 962, the Kremer Porsche K8, Ferrari 333 SP and McLaren F1 which earned him yet another Le Mans podium with his son Justin in 1995. Splitting his time between homes in the United Kingdom and the United States, you will find Derek at the world’s major automotive and motor sports events. In 2012 Derek was inducted in to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and in 2013 inducted in to the Le Mans 24 Hours Drivers Hall of Fame.

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Jonathan Sierakowski is your Passionate, Trusted Advisor at Sierakowski Classic Car Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina. There he provides a variety of services including acquisitions and sales, collection consulting, historical automotive research, appraisals and estate planning. It all started in his teens when Jonathan worked for Butch Gordon at Manchester Motor Car Company, cleaning up and chasing parts. He began writing auction descriptions, reporting on sales, and much, much, more. He spent time with RM Auctions researching and reporting on cars and today helps clients around the world find their dream automobiles. Jonathan is an active member of the American Society of Appraisers, Society of Automotive Historians, STuTZ Club, Classic Car Club of America, the Marmon Club and a dozen of other organizations and automobile clubs.

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Kevin Pranger is the Director of Motorsports at Katech. Kevin started at Katech when he was only 15 years old and has been there ever since, a rare dedication for someone in the racing world. Katech was founded in 1977 and they provide their customers with innovative products and cutting edge technologies in the area of engine design, prototyping, testing, R&D, manufacturing, and vehicle modifications. During his years in school he worked as an apprentice engine builder and after years of training under Katech’s veteran builders he was offered the opportunity to manager one of General Motors engine programs and it was Chevrolet’s SCCA Trans Am class. That was 1991. There he developed the 310 CID V-8 with which they won the Championship. He’s managed GM’s road race programs and went on to develop an engine for what was the beginning to the most successful road racing programs in GM’s history. He was promoted to Director of Motorsports at Katech.

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Chris Walters is the Director of Marketing at Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care. Jay Leno isn’t just known for his long comedy career, he is a serious automotive enthusiast with a large and eclectic collection of classic and vintage automobiles. He recently launched a complete line of surface care products and that’s where Chris comes in to the picture. Chris is a life long automotive enthusiast with an obsession for air-cooled Volkswagens and a passion for protecting and preserving all forms of automotive heritage. He was the Business Products Developer and Sales at System 51, for 6 years, prior to joining Jay Leno’s Garage in 2016 to help launch and promote this new and exciting brand. You’ll find the entire car care line at Leno’s Garage. And be sure to catch Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube and NBC TV.

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David Steele is the Director of the American Hot Rod Foundation. There work is first and foremost about preservation. They work to save the stories and innovations and accomplishments made by our pioneer generation to they can pass along these lessons to future generations. They present hot rodding as an art form that is still practiced today. David is also a freelance automotive journalist whose byline has appeared in Hot Rod Deluxe magazine. He collects and restores old vehicles, he’s judged at national concours events and he’s a member of the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Classic Car Club of America, and a lifetime member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. David is also a graduate of the NASA high-performance driving School and the Putnam Park high-performance driving school of Indianapolis. In his former career David was a professional musician.

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Jacquelynne Tyner is a 26-year-old college student at California State University—Monterey Bay. Through her life and educational career, she had struggled with undiagnosed ADHD Inattentive type (formerly known as ADD), which caused secondary disabilities of anxiety and depression early on in her life. Before transferring to her current university, Jacquelynne first attended Long Beach City College in 2010 as an Auto Body major and then as her current major in Business Management. Between switching majors in 2012, she found her love for detailing through the Meguiar’s car care company in Irvine, California, and has been working with some of the members to hone her skills, and now works under the name of Meisters Paint Care where she views detailing as a therapy for her mental illnesses while helping fellow enthusiast reach their automotive goals through the trade.

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Adam Langsbard is the CEO of America’s Automotive Trust at LeMay – America’s Automotive Museum located in Tacoma, Washington. He recently joined after long and successful career at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, as their Chief Marketing Officer. His career as a marketer and fundraiser for the Peterson was successful and impressive. After learning that the world’s largest car collection was looking for a new CEO, Adam jumped at the chance to become the lead driver at this impressive organization. It is a legacy to the late Harold Lemay and his his wife Nancy, who built an incredible collection. The museum opened in 2012 with David Madeira, a past Cars Yeah guest, at the helm leading a dedicated team who cares for the collection. Today Adam gets to carry on the legacy and take the museum in the future ensuring long –term success for the Trust and its members.

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Massimo Buster Minale is the Founder of Buster + Punch, a London-born home fashion label. He is an architect and an industrial designer with a passion for motorcycles, metalwork, and music. At Buster + Punch they work with rare, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use. It all started in a garage in East London where Massimo discovered a passion for making the things we love. From lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whisky bars. Today they make the unexpected and elegant interior products for those who want to live with conviction. Massimo is inspired by London’s fashion, music, and sub-culture scenes, where he collaborates with street artists, bike builders, musicians, and fashion designers to inject attitude in to his crafted products. Did I mention he loves bespoke motorcycles too?

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Mike Mullan is the owner of Car Treasures, a website where you can find vintage automobilia. It is a website where automotive enthusiasts and collectors can sell, buy, or browse treasured pieces of automobilia including: toys, models, posters, artwork, signs, literature, documents, trophies, advertising, promotional items and other historic artifacts from the automotive past. You’ll come across hard to find unique items you never knew existed and have a chance to clean out your garage, raise some money, and then fill it back up again with more fun things. As if this doesn’t keep Mike busy, his day job is that as a realtor for land and residential properties in the Phoenix Metro area.

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Alex Carmona is an automotive artist out of Greely, Colorado who is known as Old School Alex. His company, Oldschoolalex.com offers a wide range of services including commissioned art, logo design, leather work, wood crafting, printmaking, and public art. His focus however is traditional printmaking and fine art. While working in pen and ink and paint he also practices the process of 3-layer reduction woodcut creating beautiful prints that offer the viewer a classical graphic look with the feel of hand craftsmanship. While his work covers many areas of creativity it is the automobile that Alex loves to explore. He combines his passion for old school art and classic cars in a bold and exciting way. Alex’s mantra is “Ordinary art can hold you prisoner. Think beyond it, and you’ll be set free.”

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Joe Gearin is the Associate Publisher at Motorsport Marketing in Holly Hills, Florida. Motorsport Marketing is the parent company for Grassroots Motorsports and Classic Motorsports magazines and websites, all owned by past Cars Yeah guest, Tim Suddard. Joe’s many roles includes writing articles, helping to organize some of their wonderful driving events, selling advertising, sponsorships, and digital products. Joes is a self described, die-hard Bears fan and is constantly in acquisition or purge mode when it comes to his never ending fleet of vehicles he loves to work on.

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Dylan von Kleist is the Marketing Manager at Rupes USA in Longmont, Colorado. He’s been in the automotive detailing industry for over 19 years holding positions including product development, operations, public relations, communications, and he owned his own successful detailing businesses well. Rupes is an Italian company with a 70 year history of designing and producing the finest in innovative machine tools and their reputation in the automotive surface care sector is world renown. Rupes just built and opened a facility in the United States as they continue to grow in the marketplace. Dylan has put his mark on numerous businesses in the detailing industry over his career and truly enjoys elevating the industry as both a professional within its various organizations as well as being a regular provider of commentary on the social/ethical dilemmas facing the rapidly changing professional detailing landscape. 

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Fireball Tim operates the Fireball Malibu Vlog, an automotive beach life reality series starring Hollywood car designer, author, and award winning filmmaker Fireball Tim and his amazing bride, Kathie Lawrence. They film their daily activities driving cool cars and living the automotive beach life in sunny southern California. Fireball’s been a filmmaker, television host, and car design expert for over 25 years on the Speed Channel, Discovery, Velocity, and Monster Garage. His over 700 Vlogs can be found on YouTube, Amazon, The Auto Channel, and more. He’s also created a series of kids coloring books that are designed to be fun while educating children, or adults, about cars and our environment. He’s also the host of The Malibu Cars & Coffee.

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Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, The Motor City, The birthplace of the Detroit Dinosaur and the Yank Tank. During his younger years Jim jumped in to the world of commercial advertising however after a long successful career he decided to start painting and spurred by the esthetic of the late forties and early fifties he set off on a path to create his own style of fine art. His paintings have hung in galleries around the world and have been used in Hollywood motion pictures. His work has been featured in magazines in France, Italy, Spain, Australia and the U.S. Jim likes to say “You can almost smell the thirty weight motor oil, gun smoke, and cheap perfume when enjoying my art.”

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John Baechtel owns Landspeed Media Group, a publishing firm that operates automotive technical and enthusiasts web sites including Hot Rod Engine Tech dot com. He also operates Prodyne Technologies, his motorsports consulting business and his Landspeed Restorations business which preserves and restores historic race cars. John is a 40 year industry veteran, an automotive performance consultant, publisher, author, and has written over 1,300 articles. He spent 17 years at the world’s premier performance magazine supervising and building an endless stream of high performance projects including restoration of the Summers Brothers Goldenrod land speed record holder for the Henry Ford Museum. And finally he has also assumed the duties of Public Relations Director and Event Coordinator for Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout, the official FIA/FIM international world speed record event held annually on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Steve Dawson has been an accomplished professional photographer for over 30 years. He is the youngest person to be awarded the Professional Photographer of America Master of Photography Degree. He’s photographed numerous celebrities and shot for most of the biggest corporations in the world. However it is Steve’s passion for motorsports and automobiles that brings him to Cars Yeah today. For over 32 years he’s shot Formula One, CART, ISMA, Indy Car, World Sports Car, American Le Mans, Goodwood Revival, Laguna Seca Historic Races, and many other venues. His work hangs in the homes of private collectors around the world and has been featured in magazines and books. It was his 30 year friendship with Phil Hill that led him to collaborate with author Doug Nye and Phil’s son Derek Hill to create the book Inside Track, a spectacular autobiography of Phil’s life racing and his photography.

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Doug Nye, who lives in Surrey, England, is recognized as a world authority on competition cars and has been an automotive journalist and author for over 54 years. In 1963, at the age of 18 Doug went to work on the British magazine Motor Racing. He eventually became the Associate Editor and shortly thereafter, in 1968 he became a freelance writer and remains so till today. He has written for nearly every motorsport magazine and produced some 70 books on motor racing. He’s worked as a race car consultant for Bonhams Auction house, he’s a founding consultant to Goodwood Motorsports and is one of the organizers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival Meeting, and members meeting since 1992. Doug is a movie archivist, worked on TV shows, is involved in the new documentary movie ‘Ferrari: Race to Immortality’ and is on the Advisory Council of the British national Motor Museum. His involvement in motorsports goes on, and on and on.

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Derek Hill, a Santa Monica native, comes from an automotive family that has left their marks around the world. He is the son of Phil Hill, America’s first World Champion in Formula 1. Derek pursued a career in motorsports for over 10 years, taking class wins in the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, and many other driving for the factory BMW M3 Team. Today Derek is active in vintage racing and is a judge and MC at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Derek, along with award-winning motor racing historian and author Doug Nye, and American photographer Steve Dawson, have created and published an exceptional new biographical book titled Inside Track that chronicles his father Phil Hill’s racing career and features hundreds of his father’s color photographs. This massive book has been a ten-year collaboration and is now available for enthusiast to enjoy.

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Ramsey Potts joined the team of RM/Sotheby’s Specialists in early 2017 after a 25 year career in the financial services industry. His lifelong love of all things automotive began as a child watching his father collect and race British sports cars. Ramsey holds a Diploma in Automotive Service and an ASE Technician Certification from Vale Technical Institute. At RM/Sotheby’s he specializes in European marques having owned and maintained numerous examples in addition to a DeLorean DMC12. He is a member of several car clubs and has raced Porsches, BMWs, and Mazdas on the SCCA and Grand-Am circuits while remaining active in kart racing throughout the Southeast. His recent career change is a result of deciding to do what he is passionate about, work in the world of collectible automobiles.

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Kayla Randancer is a fine artist from Kalispell, Montana. She’s a self-taught, mix media artist who has a passion for capturing old, treasured classic cars, trucks, and bikes. She enjoys searching for old cars and trucks that need to be restored or uncovering parts to use on her own restoration projects. Kayla is woman who loves older vehicles and isn’t afraid of lifting the hood and getting her hands dirty.

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Jim Koscs is the President of Audamotive Communications near the Jersey shore, a company he founded in 1999. Jim’s been writing about cars since 1986 when he started with Musclecars, Vette, High-Performnce Pontiac, and High-Performance Mopar magazines. He worked in PR for BMW and Mercedes-Benz North America. He covers a wide variety of PR and marketing materials for brands including BMW, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Lexus, Jaguar, Land Rover and many others. His automotive journalism has appeared The New York Times in their “Auto Ego” column and his work’s been published by BBC Autos and he regularly contributes to Hagerty’s website and e-news. Jim is a member of the International Motor Press Association.

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Jeff Bliemeister is the Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The AACA Museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and it is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of vintage automobiles and their vast history. Jeff’s long career has included working at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and he was the Curator at the Renfrew Museum and Park and at the AACA Museum as well. You’ll discover over 120 automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles at the museum with rotating and permanent exhibits and the vehicles range from a 1895 Chicago Benton Harbor to 2000 Suzuki Hyabusa Motorcycle with a vast range of spectacular vehicles and displays in between. Their educational programs are some of the finest in the country.

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Todd Lozier is a Principal at Lochwood Lozier Custom Homes in Seattle, Washington. You may recognize Todd’s family name as it relates to automobiles. The Lozier Automobile Manufacturing company was founded in 1900 by Henry Abraham Lozier, Todd’s great, great Uncle. They built touring cars until 1915 and they were top of the line automobiles and the most expensive cars of their time. Todd owns a 1914 Lozier Model 84 as well as numerous other collectible cars and a 1953 Chris Craft runabout that his father bought new. He was an honorary judge for the Lozier Reunion at the Atlanta Concours in early October.

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Brad Littlefield is the Public Relations Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. His late father, Mert, was a supercharger manufacturer and drag racer who ran Nitro Funny Cars in the 70s and 80s winning titles in Top Alcohol Funny Cars in the 90s and 2000s. Brad earned his competition license in Alcohol Funny Cars posting a best time of 6.00 seconds and 243.96 mph in the quarter mile. Today he’s the Car Chief and Clutch Mechanic on a Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car driven by Jason Rupert, a six time Championship winner. At 11 years of age Brad started his own newsletter at the NHRA drag races launching his passion for writing and promoting. He’s worked at the National Hot Rod Association fro 11 years and his role at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca involves coordinating the media efforts for their many racing events at that iconic track in California.

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Jay Lamm is an automotive author and journalist. At age 16 Jay sold his first article--a road test of Elvis's Maserati Ghibli-- to AutoWeek magazine. He hasn't worked an honest day since, authoring 10 automotive books and countless articles for titles such as Car & Driver, Automobile, and Spy, and serving as editor-in-chief of five national magazines, including Sports Car International and Vintage Motorsport. Jay has also started three enthusiast-related companies. His current bad idea is Lemons, whose events include rallies, car shows, and an endurance-race series for cars that cost $500 or less. Jay holds nine FIA world speed records, the Guinness World Record for “Most Participants in a Car Race,” and a fair bit of disdain for car nuts who take themselves too seriously.

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John Buonanno is the President of Black Horse Garage located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company specializes in restoring and preserving the finest, exotic European and American cars and has earned every significant restoration award in the USA. John’s grandfather was a Ferrari Tifoso and his father Frank worked for Ferrari before founding Black Horse Garage in 1991. John took over the company from his father in 2006. The Garage has 60,000 square feet of space where they service, repair, restore, and store vintage automobiles. John’s mantra is to keep a personal connection between the staff and their clients while providing the utmost care and attention to every vehicle they service.

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Jase Andrews is the host of Australia’s number one four-wheel-drive and adventure shows, All 4 Adventure and All 4 Adventure Unleashed. Driven by an unquenchable love for the undiscovered regions of Australia this modern day explorer is persistent and fearless when heading out into the wild. Jase honed his skills in the Australian bush from an early age having driven across Australia six times before his mid-20s. His experience living off the land in some of the most remote and hostile parts of the country has given Jase knowledge and skills that he loves to share with others. Jase and his crew push the limits making the All 4 Adventure shows the best 4X4 adventure shows on Australian television. Audiences will be able to tune into UNLEASHED TV with a subscription via the US website as it went live on the 23rd of October.

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Rachel de Barros is the Chief Marketing Officer, Host, and Executive Producer for Gearhead Diva, a DIY car building community and network producing edu-tainment style videos for today’s social generation. She is an active contributor to a number of automotive forums, online publications, social media networks, shows, and community events. Rachel is a member of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network and SEMA Young Executives Network and is participating a number of SEMA builds this year. You’ll also see Rachel on the Velocity channel on All Girls Garage and the show Big Fuel Garage. This week I’ll be catching up with Rachel in the Covercraft booth at SEMA to talk cars and Covercraft’s new and innovative products.

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Pack Fancher is the Founder of Spookstock Foundation, a group that raises money through donations, for the surviving dependents of fallen shadow warriors via the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Pack and his team have come up with a unique fund raising effort to help fallen CIA and Special Operations personnel by building a unique automobile they call the Donovan Car. His International teammates are: Jesse Gonzalez from Street Toys of Juarez, Mexico who is the Chief builder of the Donovan Car. Michael Lightbourn is the Coordinator of the Donovan Car build and owner of MegLite Enterprises in El Paso, Texas. Sam Hard, the sponsor liaison owns Hard Up Garage in the United Kingdom. This November the car will be at SEMA and then in January the car will be auctioned off during Barrett Jackson’s Arizona event to raise monies to help Spookstock Foundation’s beneficiaries.

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Jerome van Gool entered the suspension industry in 1990 and since then he has owned several notable racing damper companies before he and his group founded Motion Control Suspension (MCS) in 2011, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in the Netherlands, Jerome has been surrounded by racing since his childhood when he dreamed of being involved in the GT Endurance and Touring cars he watched race. Numerous professional races have been won on Jerome’s work including the FIA GT and FIA Sportscar Championship, FIA ETCC and FIA WTCC Chamionship, Grand-Am and World Challenge Championship and numerous National GT, Touring, and Club Racing events around the world. With roots in racing MCS products excel in all environments from enthusiastic street driving to auto-cross, track days, club racing and far beyond.

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Aimee Shackelford is known as Petrolgirl, has combined her expertise in social media, sales, automotive, internet forums, event organization, rallies, and logistics. She is the CEO of Social Bolt, a company created to help others maintain their social media presence on the web. She is also the Director of Fun at Gold Rush Rally, an annual trendsetting celebration and one of the fastest growing social events and lifestyle brands in the automotive marketplace. And Aimee is also a Partner at Exotics on Cannery Row, an annual event that takes place on Friday during the Monterey Cars Week events. She and her team created an ideal venue for companies to showcase their products and services to a demographic passionate about high-end automobiles and modifications.

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Adams Hudson is the Founder and CEO of Hudson, Ink a company that helps contractors thrive through marketing training and coaching. However it is his significant automotive addiction, owning more than 150 cars over his 40 years of driving, that brings Adams to Cars Yeah today. He’s made money buying and selling lots of cars so his hobby paid for itself, instead of siphoning off grocery money, largely placating his patient wife. He wrote a book for Motorbooks International that was published and has penned several magazines articles and once owned a market letter for Panteras, Shelbys, and Tigers. Adams self described credentials? Product Design Chief for AMC Gremlin, Financial Advisor for Deloren, and Luggage Space Consultant for the Alfa 4.

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Dr. Ernie Nagamatsu is an avid vintage racer who has run on tracks around the world. He was a very good friend of Max Balchowsky, the builder of the legendary 1959 Old Yeller II Buick Special. Ernie has owned and raced that very same car for over 28 years. Old Yeller has been raced around the world by Ernie and with the exception of a three year rest, that car has raced continuously since it was built. He raced Formula Fords in the 1980s in SCCA and started historic racing a 1964 Shelby Cobra CS 2203 with a Le Mans Hardtop over 35 years ago including important International Historic racing events. He also races the legendary SCCA E Production “Kilpatrick” Porsche Speedster. Ernie’s career as a dentist in Las Angeles spanned decades, he is a writer and he’s written a cookbook, “Foods of the Kingdom of Bhutan” for which he received numerous awards.

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Steven Melnick, his brother Jordan Melnick, and Keith Zang are three guys from New York City who share a passion for cars that lead them to create Classic Car Chasers. While each one pursue different careers, Steven in Finance, Jordan in accounting, and Keith in advertising, it’s their love of cars that was the catalyst for creating Classic Car Chasers. Their motto, “For The Love of Classics” comes from their shared passion so they created a website where they buy, sell, and promote classic cars by featuring special automobiles on their website that they find around the world. Their hobby is rapidly growing in to a following of enthusiasts where they connect people and classic cars.

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Jeff Bloch, better known as Speedycop, has been a police officer for nearly 22 years. He's also a fun-loving car enthusiast and an adrenaline junky with a very creative and competitive spirit. Put those things together, and you get his own unique brand of automotive mayhem! As a police sergeant in DC, he rides a horse downtown, at the White House, and on the National Mall. As the captain of Speedycop & The Gang of Outlaws, he designs and builds the most unusual race cars in the 24 Hours of Lemons series. With more than two dozen Lemons builds already, he and his team keep raising the bar for creativity!

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Tim Llewellyn lives in Sussex, England and runs International Classic Car Informer.com, a new global intelligently searchable online database where people will find all sorts of goods or services for pre-1980 automobiles. He grew up with an automotive enthusiast father who enjoyed working on old cars and race cars including Bentelys, Rollses, Sunbeam, Austin, a 250 F GP Maserati and many others. Tim’s first car was a 1936 British Salmson that be started to restore when he was only 9. He is also an avid vintage racer now in his 41st year racing vintage race cars. Today Tim’s goal is to be the worlds best, most comprehensive, and easy-to-use database for professionals and amateurs by helping them sources the automotive parts they need. Classic Car Informer.com is a cost effective forum for classic car businesses helping them promote their services.

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Dr. Jim Lowe is an over-achieving yet unassuming Neurosurgeon, adventurer, and family man who has spent his life pursuing challenges of person and professional levels. He has chronicled his experiences in a series of blogs and email recollections that he has woven together in his entertaining book, World’s Fastest Neurosurgeon. He earned his degree from Harvard, served 30 years in the Marine Corps (Oorah!) and he is a surfer, competitive snowboarder, golfer, and little league coach. Jim’s ultimate athletic aspirations come in the demanding world of top-tier sports car racing. Spanning nearly a decade Jim’s run 200 mph purpose-built prototype race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. His racing has been a lesson in perseverance, chasing dreams, life balance, and setting goals.

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Daniel Verwers is the owner of Seduction Motorsports in Chandler, Arizona. He started building cars at the age of 15 but it wasn’t until he was 27 that Daniel decided to turn his car hobby in to his career. He enrolled in college when he was only 15 as an engineering and architecture major and then half way through changed to finance and business. Years later we went back to his roots and today he designs and manufactures complete Porsche replicas of the iconic 550 Spyder, 356 Speedster, and 356 Coupe while adding his custom retro styling touches and modern sports car performance parts. Daniel gets to build peoples dreams one car at a time.

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Bill Pack is an automotive photographer in Atlanta, Georgia who studied at the iconic Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His photography is influences by art and the strong graphic lines of automobiles with a focus on lighting, texture, and design. Collectors and enthusiasts around the world know Bill’s images for their elegant looks, strong graphic lines, and his ability to create art through his images. Bill was guest #745 here on Cars Yeah and is back today to talk about his newest project, a spectacular book and Kickstarter campaign titled V-12-1. This is the inaugural collection of Bill’s automotive images, curated into a magnificent coffee table book. The campaign runs from October 12, 2017 through November 12.

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Dr. Stephan Moran is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. In addition, he is certified in surgical critical care by the American Board of Surgery and is an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support. Stephan is an expert in the field of head injury from auto collisions, chest computed tomography, and motor vehicle collision blunt aortic injury. He is dedicated to research on automotive safety and has worked with the Mercedes-Benz Crash Injury Research & Engineering Network Center. Volvo Cars of North America chose Dr. Moran as the lead physician in the multimedia celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 3-point seat belt at the New York Auto Show. He was also an expert witness examining the issue of seat belts in school buses following the tragic 2006 school bus accident in Huntsville, Alabama.

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David Silberkleit is Branford, Connecticut is known as the CFO, Chief Frogeye Officer at Bugeye Guy, the Bugeye Sprite Specialists. While in high school he bought his first Bugeye Sprite, way back in 1978. Fast-forward to 2007 when David founded the website bugeyeguy.com. Today, that’s where he buys, sells, builds, and restores these wonderful little British cars. In 2015 he built one of the world’s only gold metal concours Bugeye Sprite and that car was certified at the Gettysburgh Austin Healy Club Enclave. Along with cars David has a parts business as well, where he helps other Bugeye owners keep their special cars running and looking their best.

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Nick Dawes is the Vice President of Special Collections and Head of Automobilia at Heritage Auctions in New York. He has over 40 years in the business of antiques and is a specialist in bespoke mascots by Rene Lalique. After growing up in England, he has lived in New York since 1979, following a career as an antiques dealer, auctioneer, author and university professor, and a former auctioneer and Department Head at Sotheby’s.  Nick is the author of four standard works on decorative arts, most recently 'Bespoke Mascots' with photographer and past Cars Yeah guest Michael Furman.  This definitive book on the subject includes Michael Furman's photographs of all Rene Lalique glass mascots.  Nick says he "got into the automobile world through the radiator cap".  He is familiar to many from over 20 years of regular appearances as an expert appraiser on 'Antiques Roadshow' for PBS.

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Andre Bezuidenhout is an avid Porsche enthusiast who has been collecting, racing and admiring Porsches for over 4 decades now. His career is that as a Barrister in Johannesburg, South Africa and he’s practiced law his entire adult life. It was his time as a child visiting Kyalami and watching Derek Bell, David Piper, Dave Charlton, and others race that ignited his passion for cars. He’s been involved in the Porsche Club, Motorsport South Africa, and is the President of the National Court of Appeal of Motorsport South Africa. Andre has raced extensively as an amateur over the years and he is currently on an epic world tour in his 911 T/R, and should be soon in the US to attend a few classic car events.

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Mike Dunn owns Vintage German Motorcycles in Riverside, California, a business he started over ten years ago. He is one of the most respected restorers of WWII German motorcycles in the United States including BMWs, DKWs, and Zündapps. As owner/operator of the premier Zündapp Import, Sales and Service operation he is responsible a good amount of Zündapps now in existence in America. His motorcycle restorations are best of show winners and have appeared in movies and on television including Valkyrie and the History Channel. Mike travels to Europe to attend the annual Zündapp Tour and he has ridden over 8,000 km on vintage German bikes throughout Europe.

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Nathan Risch is the content Manager for The Retail Performance Company where he manages all customer experience content for BMW of North America. His past career experiences includes time at Callaway Golf, a BMW Blog contributor, and as Editor and Digital Content Management at BMW CCA Roundel. Nathan’s parents both raced hydroplanes which no doubt led to his passion for all things that go fast. Jason is a die-hard BMW fan who joined the club at 18 years of age and participates in autocross and HPDE events and as a driving instructor for the past 5 years.

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Tom Stahler is the owner of Total Recall Media in Orange County, California. He is an automotive journalist, writer, photographer, and contributor who, at eight months of age, sat in a baby stroller in Thunder Valley and watched Chuck Parsons and Skip Scott win the 1968 Road America 500. Tom has earned many awards, including the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor Award and the International Motor Press Association’s Gold Medal for his writing and photography. Tom used to race a Porsche 968 and when not chasing the next story, Tom enjoys driving other people’s race cars in vintage road racing events.

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John Benton is the owner of Benton Performance in Anaheim, California. He is a famed Porsche 911, 912 and 356 builder and restorer who prepares these iconic old Porsches for the road, the concours lawn, and for racing. His builds compete in events including historic racing and the immensely difficult La Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico, and the Peking to Paris event in Europe. John’s been wrenching on Porsche for over 33 years with the goal to create original stock cars to modified and racing applications unlocking the Porsche’s true potential. What’s John’s mantra? Saving The World One Porsche At A Time.

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Steve Darnell is the creative force behind Welder Up, an automotive shop in Las Vegas, Nevada where they build some of the wildest rat rods ever created. Beyond cars Steve also creates short films, music videos, and creative-man interior designs. Fueled by the desire to prove the naysayers wrong, Steve has always been determined to exceed everyone's expectations. Originally from Montana, Steve is a rancher turned car-artist and has built Welder Up into a very successful business. He refuses to compromise on his cars, expecting perfection out of every build and everyone on his talented and unique team. You can find Steve and his guys on Discovery channel’s hit show Vegas Rat Rods.

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Paul Ehrmann is an author whose latest book, Arc of Triumph, is emphatically a novel with automobiles at its beating heart: And it is the culmination of a passion for motorcars Paul has embraces throughout his life. While he’s worked for production companies as a script editor and a screenwriter, writing is Paul’s passion and he combines his talent with his love for the Bugatti marque. This novel is about the French Grand Prix drivers and their involvement in the Resistance during World War II. Arc of Triumph is based on the true story of these brave and selfless efforts to defeat the Nazis during their occupation of France. This is Paul’s first novel and the publisher is Coachbuilt Press where past Cars Yeah guest Michael Furman is attempting to create their first iBook.

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Eric Peterson is the Manager at Leydon Restorations in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Founded by Chris Leydon in 1973, they preserve and restore classic and vintage engines. Eric’s passion for art and crafts took him to the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. He worked as a designer where they manufactured class rings exposing him to modern manufacturing technologies including 3D design software and CNC programming of machine tools plus injection molding and 3D modeling. He’s raced a Datsun 510 in the GT3 class in SCCA on tracks including Elkhart Lake, Brainerd, and Blackhawk Farms. After meeting Chris Leydon Eric joined Leydon Restorations where he and their team combine their talents with a passion for automobiles.

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Philip Richter is the Founder and Publisher of Turtle Garage, a weekly journal focusing on collector cars and vintage motorcycles. He periodically writes for Sports Car Market magazine and is a vintage automobile and motorcycle collector. Philip is also the President and Co-Founder of Hollow Brook Wealth Management in New York City. They are an SEC registered independent wealth management firm that serves families, foundations, endowments, pension plans, and individuals. Philip enjoys horsepower from a different source and he is an avid equestrian show jumper and has campaigned his horses on the “A” show circuit for over three decades. He serves as Treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors of the Lake Placid Horse Show, Hampton Classic Horse Show, and the Unites States Equestrian Federation.

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Rod Buscher is the Founder and CEO of Blinker, a free mobile app that empowers people to buy and sell their cars easily, safely, and privately without a need for dealerships and the banks. He is a 30+ year veteran of the automotive industry who made national industry news with the sale of The John Elway Dealerships to AutoNation in 1998. In 2007 Rod established Summit Automotive Partners, an organization of 20 successful franchises employing a thousand professionals. He has created scholarship foundations for underprivileged youth and serves on the board of Colorado Uplift and has been honored by the University of Colorado, The Governor of Colorado, and people Magazine for outstanding community services.

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Bruce Sweetman is a freelance automotive writer and photographer. He's a contributing editor and photographer at Road Scholars Magazine, Excellence Magazine, and the 356 Registry Magazine—and he’s a frequent contributor to Porsche Panorama and Autoweek Magazines as well. His stories and photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Road & Track and Total 911 in addition to fine automotive books. Bruce’s clients include Automobile Manufacturers, Museums, and Private Owners. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee and on the Northern Oregon Coast.

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