Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

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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