Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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