Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Jeremy Porter is the CEO at the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. He’s the leading protagonist at the Park and his vision of building a ground breaking, eco-sustainable race track featuring some of the most exciting elevation changes in the world first took place in 2008. Three years later the Park opened its doors. Today it is ranked one of the top tracks in North America and its Formula One designed main circuit plays host to some of the leading car manufacturers and racing teams. There is also an innovative kart track on the property. Formerly a partner at WMI Jeremy specialized in business strategy, organizational development, and human capital. Before that he was VP of Operations for The Corban Group. He’s a racer as well who enjoys plenty of track time.

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Hugo Prado is an automotive artist who grew up in Miraflores, a west coast surfing suburb of Lima-Peru in South America. After working as an illustrator in advertising he decided in 1989 to pursue his passion for cars and became a full-time automotive artist and founded Automotive Fine Art. He works in acrylic and water colors sprayed through the airbrush and then uses technical pens to enhance the details. You’ll see his art in major automotive magazine and he’s been featured on Motorweek TV, a automotive auctions, and QVC. His in house publishing operation allows him to create limited edition Giclees in an 8-color process. Hugo is available for private and corporate commissions.

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Ted Gushue is the Editorial Director at Petrolicious where he and his talented team create beautiful and original videos and articles for classic car enthusiasts. They celebrate the inventions, the personalities, and the aesthetics that ignite our collective lust for great machines. At Petrolicious you are invited to take a ride, entertain your passion and drive tastefully. Before Petrolicious Ted was a reporter for The New York Observer, he launched a publication for a hotel chain, and started the website Supercompressor. The founder of Petrolicious, Afshin Behnia is a past guest here on Cars Yeah along with several of their featured video guests.

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Adam Hosey is a professional motorsports photographer from Bonney Lake, Washington. He discovered his passion for the camera in high school when a friend’s father offered the use of his dark room. Back then he shot aircraft at Paine field, the Unlimited Hydroplane Races, and then he discovered the ProFormance Racing School at Pacific Raceway where past Cars Yeah guest Don Kitch runs an on-track school. Since then Adam has traveled with Team Seattle to the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona to photograph the race. Adam also shoots at the local SCCA and vintage races, for clients on consignment, and he sells gallery-quality prints of his work with matting and framing.

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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. His move to shooting mostly classic cars started about a decade ago after years of shooting a wide range of subjects commercially. He approaches his subjects with a belief that every car has a story and in every story there is a narrative and a visual. 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.

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Randy Fisher is the Vice President of Marketing at Prestone. He has over 20 years of industry experience and oversees the brand’s marketing strategy as Prestone plans for its 90th anniversary this year. Responsible for the ever-growing brand awareness, channel marketing, and consumer engagement initiatives he manages strategic partnerships, public relations, digital content and more. Since 1927, Prestone has protected drivers and their vehicles with cutting-edge products and their iconic yellow jug of antifreeze/coolant has been a trusted source among consumers for decades. Prestone remains the number one choice among today’s automotive enthusiasts. Prior to joining Prestone Randy was the Marketing Director for Royal Purple lubricants.

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Claude Dagenais is the CEO and Founder of Auto-Chem in Montreal, Québec Canada. They offer a full line of surface care products that are designed for use on automobiles, watercraft, and aircraft. They develop and manufacture their cleaning, polishing, and waxing solutions for both interior and exterior surfaces and they provide consulting plus research, development, and manufacture for private branding as well. Claude has 28+ years in the automotive chemicals business and founded Auto-Chem when he was 50 years old. Before that he worked for Dupont Canada as their sales and marketing manager and then in their fabric and finishes division in France and then for Wurth prior to founding Auto-Chem. You’ll find Auto-Chem products in all the major automotive stores in Canada.

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Mark Smith is the Founder of Smyth Performance, his third automotive company since starting Factory Five Racing back in 1992. Factory Five Racing became the largest component car company in the world. Before selling the company to his brother Dave his signature “aluminum under glass” Cobra and Daytona Coupe race car designs sold over 10,000 unites. In 2007 he teamed with Jay Rogers to create Local Motors that has a worldwide network of vehicle micro-factories where they produce vehicles as outrageous as the “Tansformers” featured Rally Fighter and the world’s first 3D printed cars. Mark continued to build wild machines ranging from a 1500 hp 50 foot bio-diesel speedboat, to a drag bike, and today at Smyth Performance builds the Jetta/Golf 4, a mini pick-up conversion based on the VW Jetta.

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Judy Stropus is the Owner of JVS Enterprises Public Relations in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Author and scriptwriter Brock Yates once described Judy as a “racing personality” since her career in motorsports has covered a gamut of disciplines. She is a driver, racer, author, professional timer/scorer, and award winning public relations expert. She’s worked with top teams including Penske Racing, Brumos Racing, Bud Moore Racing, and Al Holbert’s Porsche IndyCar Team just to name a few. She has served as a judge at the finest concours events, competed in vintage races, rallies, and received numerous awards including the RRDC Bob Akin award. Judy competed in the notorious Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash in 1972 with actress Adrienne Barbeau playing her character loosely based on Judy in the movie, “Cannonball Run”. Judy was one of the original "Outlaws" from the Cannonball Run.

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Michael DiPleco is an automotive photographer who attended his first motorsports event in 1971 at Watkins Glenn. Francois Cevert won his first GP race that day by passing Jackie Stewart in the closing laps. Since then Michael has been capturing moments with his camera in all areas but after 30 years as a professional photographer chose to focus on motorsports exclusively. He’s chased the American LeMans Series and IndyCar and has settled nicely in to the world do fine motorcars, and vintage racing. He travels to cover events for automotive publications and auctions houses and you can regularly see his photographs in print and on the web in: Sports Car Digest, Vintage Race Car/Vintage Road Car, Vintage Motor Sport, Racer Classic Cars, Octane, BestCAR, and Goodwood Road Racing are a few of the places you can enjoy Michael’s work.

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