Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Marco Borraccino is the Managing Director and Co-Founder at Singer Reimagined Watch Company in their Geneva Switzerland office. Marco’s career has been in the design consulting business, specifically in product design of luxury products, timepieces, consumer electronics, and leather goods. He spent time at the Geneva School of Art and Design and was responsible for the creation and the set up of the Chair in Watch Design. At Singer Marco has helped create the first Singer Chronograph Reimagined. It is a take on the sports Chronos from the 60s with a completely new approach to the movement and design with the help of master watch builder Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.

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Scott Nelles is an artist who has worked in cast bronze for over three decades. He designs and creates everything from decorative art to toys and his work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design, and superb control of his medium using the timeless methods of sand casting and hand finishing his work. His foundry and studio are in northern Michigan. Scott pulls his inspired from the natural world and its creatures. His inspiration is also derived from his childhood in Detroit and his automotive, ship, boat, and airplane sculptures combine beauty, strength, and a little or a lot of whimsy. His work has been exhibited worldwide and I’m proud to say I have one of his pieces on display in my home, his Land Speed Racer sculpture.

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David Freers has been a professional photographer for over 24 years. You’ve seen his work in a number of publications including Motor Trend, Motor Trend Classic, Truck Trend, Hot Rod Magazine and he has shot over 30 magazine covers. He coordinates all the photography for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and one of his many clients is the Ford Motor Company where he has shot for over 16 years. David travels across the United States and internationally to captures his images of automobiles. You find him in his studio, or on location, laying on the ground in dirt to capture a shot, or in the back of chase car on the track or a back road, and even in helicopters hanging out the door. David’s work will be featured in the soon-to-be released book, Goldenrod: The Resurrection of America’s Speed King by John Baechtel.

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Kristen Hall-Geisler is a freelance automotive journalist and book editor living in Portland, Oregon. She's honed her research and interviewing skills for the New York Times, TechCrunch, How Stuff Works, Popular Science, US News & World Report, Sports Car Market, and many more. There are few things she likes better than falling down the rabbit hole of research and emerging with a book or article that others find useful and—she hopes—entertaining while still being based on solid sources. She is the author of the recently published monograph Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories.

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Darren Frank is the National Account Executive for Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines. He’s worked in advertising and sales for over 36 years and was VP of Sales at the New York Times. When he moved in to the collector car hobby and began working with Sports Car Market three years ago, it changed his life being able to integrate his passion for cars in to his vocation. Combining his passion with his job feels like he’s never at work and business trips now consist of venues including Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel by the Sea, Scottsdale, Amelia Island, Hilton Head, and SEMA in Las Vegas. Regular listeners will remember the Editor-in-Chief, of these fine publications, Keith Martin and his daughter have been guests on Cars Yeah.

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Brad Mcrae is the Founder of Authentic Details in Austin, Texas. His mission is to bring that new car feeling back to owners and teach them the simple ways to maintain the value of their automobiles. Brad is a vehicle transformation specialist with a focus on exotics, daily drivers, show cars, and more with a talent for paint correction. Brad is a life long auto enthusiast and his friends and customers say a perfectionist in automotive appearance. As a kid he restored anything he could his hands on from his hot wheels to his BMX bikes. After a career in the corporate world Brad decided to make the jump and do what he loves and focus full time on his detailing business, something he had been doing on the side for years. His is a modern approach to a detail shop focused on perfections and protection.

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Kyle McCullough is the Founder and CEO of Vexen Motors in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vexen Motors is an industry disruptor with a mission to dramatically impact the efforts of climate change. Instead of simply reducing carbon emissions, Kyle plans on removing carbon emission from the atmosphere in multiple industries. Specializing in carbon-negative technology, Vexen focus is on renewable energy. Kyle’s mission is to create a vehicle that is carbon negative meaning it actually removes harmful emissions from the atmosphere. His goal is to be a major player in the ecological harmony of our planet. Regular Cars Yeah listeners will remember guest Bruce Dietzen and his company Renew Sports Cars and his vehicle made from cannabis hemp. Kyle is working with Bruce as well.

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Lewis Furguson is the Education Program Director at the World of Speed Museum in Willsonville, Oregon. Regular listeners of Cars Yeah will remember I had David Schaeffer, the museum’s Director and Ron Huegli, the Curator on Cars Yeah in December of 2015. The museum encompasses many aspects of motorsports including drag racing, road racing, land speed racing, motorcycle racing, open-wheel cars, NASCAR, and hydroplanes. Lewis oversees the museums programs designed for students. They team up with high schools to teach children the fundamentals of automobiles by allowing them to work on cars. They earn high school and college credits and learn valuable hands-on experience. Lewis’ goal is to introduce the next generation to opportunities in the automotive industry.regon.

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Rick Houston is a veteran journalist with 25 plus years of experience. He’s produced countless bylines for a variety of publications and websites and he’s authored nine books. His latest book, Dale vs Daytona: The Intimidator’s Quest to Win the Great American Race has just been published by Car Tech Books. It’s the detailed chronicled events about Dale Earnhardt’s attempts to win the Daytona 500. Rick has covered NASCAR since 1991 and was the Busch Series editor to NASCAR Winston Cup Scene. Rick’s authored numerous books on NASCAR including NASCARS’s Greatest Race: The 1992 Hooters 500. Rick has a fascination with ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things and has authored books on racing, and the human spaceflight program.

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Murray Smith is the Festival Chairman at the Lime Rock Park Historic Festival that takes place at the historic Lime Rock Park race track in Lakeville, Connecticut during Labor Day weekend. Now in its 35th year, it’s five days of events including a concours, parade, a gathering of the marques, an auction, and vintage racing. This year famed British driver Richard Attwood is the Honored guest for the Historic Festival. Murray was born in Scotland and ran a successful career in advertising helping clients from around the world. His enthusiasm with cars has been life long. He is a member of the BRDC and the RRDC and has raced and rallied in both modern and historic cars around the world. He’s owned numerous historic automobiles including: Porsche RSK, RS60, F2, 917, Maserati 250F Birdcage and 300S and today he drives Morgans, Porsches, and a pre 1930 Austin Seven.

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Tom Cotter is an accomplished author who wrote the icon six-book series on barn finds starting with The Cobra in the Barn. He’s a long time magazine contributor and travels around the country looking for cool cars and writing stories. Michael Alan Ross is an automotive photographer who has taken his passion and love for car design and carved out a career photographing the cars and people that define the industry. His work is featured in a wide range of advertising and editorial in the U.S. and Europe. Tom and Michael have collaborated and created a new book titled Motor City Barn Finds, Detroit’s Lost Collector Cars published by our friends at Motorbooks where Zack Miller runs the company, another past Cars Yeah guest. This isn’t the first time these two have been on a road trip. They have created several other books including Barn Find Road Trip, Rockin' Garages, and Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip.

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Davey Hamilton is a former Indy Car driver and is currently the Sponsorship Director for Calumet Products. Calumet Specialty Products Partners, is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products and fuel products in North America. The company also blends and markets specialty products through its brands including Bel-Ray and Royal Purple. Hamilton has competed in 11 Indianapolis 500s and twice placed second in series points. In 2001, he was involved in a serious accident that sidelined him for several seasons; however in 2007 he was able to return to racing. In 2011 Davey retired from Indy Car driving and later began his career at Calumet. His son, Davey Hamilton Jr., has followed in his father’s footsteps and begun his racing career in Indy Lights and Stadium Super Trucks.

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Dave Friedman is a world-renowned photographer and motion picture still photographer known for his photographs of celebrities, cinema, racing, and classical ballet. In 1962 he became the company photographer for Shelby America capturing some of the biggest icons in racing. He then went on to work on the Ford Le Mans racing program in 1966. His first venture in to motion pictures was working on the movie The Sound of Music. He went on to work on movies including Doctor Doolittle, The Sand Pebbles, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hello Dolly, and Tora! Tora! Tora! Dave has captured many of the major stars in motion pictures and television and in 1986 he was the first and only Still Photographer to be voted in to the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. He’s authored or co-authored over 30 books on motor sports and recently completed a book for Warner Bros titled Enter The Dragon.

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Jim Edlund and his wife Chris are the Co-Founders of the Danville d’Elegance  and its Foundation. The Foundation was started over 14 years ago and has raised over 3.5 million dollars for Parkinson’s research and patient care. Jim has been involved with the Danville d’Elegance since creating the Foundation and the concours takes place every year in September in Danville, California. The event includes the concours, a Tour d’Elegance, a Gala dinner, and more. Jim is a senior coach for Hooked on Driving where he works with past Cars Yeah guest David Ray Jim and Chris own their own business, Christe James Jewelers, in Danville, California.

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Pilar LeMay is the Operations Manager for LeMay Clean, a new car care company she and her husband, Eric LeMay recently launched. Pilar is an east coast native, growing up in Clifton, New Jersey who graduated from Emerson College in Boston. She met Eric at Emerson and they have been married for 21 years. Early in her career she focused on television communications and writing. She then spent 15 years volunteering at libraries and one of her current roles is managing the LeMay Family Collection’s library at their Marymount car museum in Washington State. You’ll recognize the LeMay name as it relates to the late Harold LeMay who once had the largest car collection in the world. Eric LeMay has been a past guest on Cars Yeah. Part of today’s talk on Cars Yeah will focus on being the spouse of a car fanatic, especially one whose name is LeMay.

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Rich MacDonald is involved in sales and promotions at Hillbank/Superformance in Irvine, California. There they build continuation models of the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, Caterham, and the Corvette Gran Sport. You can walk in and purchase a new car or have them build one to your exacting specifications. Rich’s father Dave MacDonald raced Cobras to many victories in the 1960s so Rich feels right at home representing these iconic sports cars at Superformance.

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Doug Campbell is in charge of Marketing, Public Relations, and Sales at Hillbank/Superformance in Irvine, California. There they build continuation sports cars including the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40, Caterham, and the Corvette Grand Sport. His career was as an engineer for Texas instruments, then at Ericsson, EF Johnson, and Itron transitioning from engineering to marketing and product development. After another 20 years at Southern California Edison he retired but quickly realized he needed more in his life. A meeting with Lance Stander, the owner of Superformance lead to his current position with the company and now he’s wrapping his passion for automobiles and performance with his new career. You’ll often find him driving his 12 year old Superformance Daytona Coupe in which he’s logged over 50,000 miles in the car on the track, in tours, and traveling.

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Shaun Day is the owner of Stinger Motorsport, a Michigan based professional race team and he works as the Assistant Marketing Manager at Ford for their Global Small, Medium and Sports Car Marketing division. He is a second-generation Ford Motor Company employee and played a major part in the development of the latest Shelby GT350/GT350R. Stinger was forged from Shaun’s love for motorsports and is composed of high performance automotive professionals with a passion for speed. Their proven racing successes sets them apart as they focus on OEM high performance vehicle development. Stinger competes in NASA Time Trial road racing, NMCA True Street drag racing, SCORE Sportsman Unlimited Truck and Rock Crawling. Shaun is also an industry mentor to the McGill University FSAE, Formula SAE team.

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Ed Isky Iskenderian is a treasured legend in the world of American hot rodding. To tell the life story of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in America. Born in 1921 to first-generation Armenian immigrants, Isky got heavily into hot rodding early in his life. He was in to car clubs before World War II and became known as a cam grinder, making cams for himself and other hot rodders. He grew his business and became the leading authority in less than 10 years. A gifted machinist, an innovator, a leader in the aftermarket performance industry, and with a natural knack for promotions his company, Isky Racing Cams in Culver City, California became known worldwide. He’s made cams for all the greats and many a famous racer including Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and James Garner.

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Jared Kugel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tire Agent. It is a new smart tire recommendation platform for consumers. Tire Agent takes their driving habits and the purpose of their vehicles into consideration to suggest the perfect tire at the best price. At 31-years-old Jared boasts an impressive 11 years in the tire industry working with manufactures, distributors, and retailers. Many of Jared’s early years in the industry were spent working with his family’s business, where he initiated the company’s first online ordering system, which now represents a significant portion of their sales. Tire Agent dot com provides their customers a fool-proof way to make sure they make the best choice for their automotive tire needs.

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Daniel Boyer is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Vanderhall Motor Works in Provo, Utah. Obsessed with things that go vroom from early childhood, Daniel put himself through college selling Dodge and Chevy vehicles. A chance meeting with Steve Hall, the President of Vanderhall, allowed him to combine his talents for sales and marketing with his passion for automobiles. Vanderhall are hand-built, three-wheel, Autocycles that feature a hand-laid carbon fiber body and a mono-aluminum chassis. They are powered by a 1.4 liter, four cylinder engine that is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. You can order your exciting Vanderhall Autocycle in a variety of models and colors.

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Mikael Lindberg is an artist, designer, and the Lead Designer at Koenigsegg Automotive in Sweden. Koenigsegg was founded in 1994 by Christian von Koenigsegg with a goal to produce performance focuses, fighter jet inspired sports cars that enhance vehicle performance. Mikael was raised in a home inspired by design and his late father was a famous goldsmith who created Faberge eggs and exclusive jewelry. He’s been involved in automotive design including wheels, sports cars, racing cars, street cars and trucks, busses, diggers, boats, trains and even medical equipment. He’s touched brands including Volvo, Saab, MG-Rover, Scania, Renault, and Koenigsegg.

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Tom Ford, known to his buddies and fans as Wookie, is the Associate Editor of BBC’s Top Gear Magazine and he’s one of the three hosts on the new BBC Top Gear America TV show debuting on July 30. He is formerly the Road Test Editor of CAR Magazine, and writes, presents, and produces for various forms of television, magazines, and newspapers, most of which are automotive focused. From Channel 5’s Fifth Gear to BBC America’s Mud, Sweat and Gears and BBC’s Brit’s MotorHeads, Wookie is one of those entrepreneurs who despite a lack of sleep, is inordinately happy about everything. You’ll usually find Wookie somewhere in the world, in a supercar, trying to keep it under control and trying stop things from exploding with his co-hosts Bill Fichtner and Antron Brown.

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John Saccameno owns Sport & Specialty where he and his team are dedicated to preserving the art and fun of vintage sports cars with an emphasis on driving. They specialize in Austin Healey and Jaguar cars and have vast experience in many marques including most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and early Lotus vehicles. They perform all levels of work from service, simple repairs, ongoing maintenance, to full restorations, and vintage racing preparation. John is a life long car guy and after a successful career in sales and marketing he purchased Sport & Specialty in 2012 and has built it in to a thriving success wrapping his life long passion in to a way of life with a lot of fun along the journey.

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Bruce Dietzen is the CEO, Designer, and Founder of Renew Sports Cars in Key West, Florida and he’s the Chief Innovation Officer of Vexen Motors. Both companies are on a mission to create carbon negative vehicles or vehicles which actually reduce the Greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. He is a former National Sale Manager and Acquisitions Manager at Dell Computer. Today, Bruce advocates Cannabis Hemp to help save the planet by using it to make products and energy. He designed and built an automobile called the Renew and the body of the car is made of cannabis hemp.

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John Draneas is an attorney at Draneas & Huglin in Lake Oswego, Oregon. His practice focuses on business and tax planning, primarily for closely-held businesses and their owners with an emphasis in all areas of federal and state income taxation, estate planning, tax controversies, and he represents car collectors as an important part of his practice. Automotive enthusiasts will recognize John from his writing in Sports Car Market magazine’s Legal Files where he has contributed for over 10 years. He raced SCCA in the Spec Racer Ford class and won a region championship in 2013. John’s one of the founder so f Friends of PIR, a non-profit which supports the Portland International Raceway. He is the organizer of the Oregon Festival of Cars, an event he’s been involved with for over 20 years and he’s the past President of the Oregon Porsche Club region.

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Tim Lea is the owner of Tim Lea Restoration in North Andover, Massachusetts. Tim’s passion for cars, engines, and anything that rolls on rubber goes back to his childhood. He and his team perform a full line of services for restoring your classic cars including: complete restorations, interiors, engine rebuilding, buyer inspections, car locating, maintenance, and more. With a focus on 1965 to 1970 Shelby Mustangs Tim’s shop is ASE Certified having worked on Mustangs since 1974. He has over 40 years of experience including judging credentials and is an SAAC concours judge, a MCA concours judge, and a Mid America head judge.

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Francesco Aglietti is a Composites Design Engineer with McLaren Racing in Surrey, England. He’s been part of the team for over six years. He pursued engineering in college and after joining an exchange program with Cornell University he got involved with Formula SAE and was able to work on a race car. He was offered an internship with Dallara Racing working on GP2 cars and that experience lead to joining Toro Rosso in Italy, working as a Junior Designer on their F1 Team. Francesco then migrated to Design Engineering where he worked with composites and that opened the door to McLaren.

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Dusan Djordjevic is an automotive artist and graphic designer who lives in Belgrade, Serbia. At 21 years of age he’s the youngest artist that I’ve had as a guest here on Cars yeah. A fan of the great masters, including Vermeer, Van Eyck, and others he started drawing VW Beetles and Porsches and began creating a following of automotive art fans. Most of his work is on commission and you can find his art in automotive magazines and on social media sites around the globe. He designs and produces a line of shirts with his art adorning them and today Dusan has created over 120 commissioned works of automotive art for clients throughout the world. I found him on Instagram and being a fan of German cars, I admire his art greatly.

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Tod Mesirow is the owner of Robot Body Inc. He has worked on many of televisions top automotive shows throughout his career. It all started when he was asked to film Phil Hill driving a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM for RM Auctions. He was on Monster Garage for the last 54 of their 86 episodes. He produced “the lost pilot” of Top Gear, hosted by Adam Carolla. He worked on Overhaulin’, the Ultimate Car Build Off, Mytbusters, Joe Rogan Questions Everything, and Richard Hammond’s Crash course. Today he talks about cars on the Los Angeles NPR member station KCRW. Tod is executive producing Season 14 of the Velocity/Discovery International hit series Wheeler Dealer with past Cars Yeah guest Mike Brewer. Tod is also a contributing writer on The Review Garage website where they rate the best and worst in cars, trucks, motorcycles, tools, and accessories.

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Dustin Wharton is the owner of Official California Detailing or better known as OCD in San Diego California. Given Dustin’s attention to detail, OCD is a perfect acronym for his passion to make the vehicles he and his team detail look perfect. He purchased Big D’s Mobile Detailing from Dann Williams who was the Optimum Polymer Technologies Western Regional Rep after moving to Southern California from Colorado. The business had a 10 plus year reputation in San Diego with a handsome client list giving Dustin a great start. He has over 10 years of experience in the detailing industry, when a summer job he started after graduating from high school became a career. I am proud to say I’m a customer of Dustin’s as he recently detailed a vehicle for me in San Diego.

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David Helmer is a Hall of Fame auctioneer and the President of Braun and Helmer Auction Service in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since 1971 he and his team have helped clients sell their estates, antiques, farms, real estate, motorcycles, trucks, and automobiles. David conducts over 100 auctions yearly working with individual clients and many nonprofit groups including the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Motts Children’s Hospital. David also owns The Super Auction and the website TheAuctioneerChannel.com. He’s the past president of the Michigan State Auctioneers association and earned State Champion Auctioneer in 2006 and in 2008 the Ring Man Champion. In 2014 he was inducted in to the MSA Auction Hall of Fame.

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Albert Heiles is the Founder and Editor of Autobahn Automotive Media, an automotive blog showcasing everything automotive. He covers the spectrum from car reviews to event coverage and much, much, more. He is former automotive dealership manger and is now a sales manager for Prospera Hospitality, a hotel management company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Albert is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, and has been passionate volunteer with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix since 1996. Albert was bitten by the car bug thanks to his father who is also a car guy. While his father was a fan of MG’s, Albert’s passion fell for Volkswagen’s thanks to Herbie the Love Bug. This led Albert to being a caretaker of an original screen used Herbie in his eclectic collection of cars. Albert is also a graduate of the “Car School”, Northwood University where he obtained both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Greg Tracy is part of the Driver’s Inc. stunt team, where he is a Hot Wheels driver and a top Hollywood stuntman. He is known for doing crazy stunts in movies including Talladega Nights, The Fast and Furious, and in the movie Bourne Ultimatum where he earned the World Stunt Award. Greg has also appeared in numerous TV commercials. As one of the elite Team Hot Wheels drivers Greg captured the Guiness Book of Records performing the Hot Wheels Double Double Dare Loop in 2012. Greg is also a regular at the Pikes Peak race where he is a seven time record holder and he holds a record for the Electric Car Division with a time of 9:08. He is also the only racer to go under 10 minutes at Pikes Peak on two and four wheels. He’s won the Baja 1000, raced in Formula 2000, Indy Cars, and he’s gone over 210 mph on a motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats during several World Record Attempts.

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Davide Bassoli is the manager and publisher at Nubes Argentea in Parma, Italy where he specializes in fine books about Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles. In honor of his Italian origins, the name Nubes Argentea is the translation in the antic Latin language for Silver Cloud. Considered as an expert in the world about the Silver Cloud and S-type models, Davide is often consulted to offer his expertise on these models. He is the author of the multi-award winning book Every Cloud has a Silver Lining. A life long automotive enthusiast Davide has written for the major classic car magazines in Europe and collaborated with the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta della Sport to produce the DVD series Auto da Sogno about automotive marques. He co-authored with Bernard L. King his first book titled Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I and Bentley S1: 50 Years and he is the driving force behind the Italian Section of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club.

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This is part two of a two part interview with Camilo Pardo.

Camilo Pardo is an automotive designer and artist who lives in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from design school he was hired by the Ford Design Center where he worked in the Dearborn Advanced Studios, Ford of Europe-Torino, Italy Studio, and the design Studios in Cologne Germany. As Chief Designer of the Ford GT and the SVT Studio Camilo and his team worked on the 2005 and 2006 production of the Ford GT. Today he has his own studios in Detroit and Los Angeles where he draws and paints both automotive and fashion themed art. Camilo has hosted the Detroit Auto’s Designers’ Night, an internationally recognized event attended by the top automotive personnel and designers from around the world.

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Camilo Pardo is an automotive designer and artist who lives in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from design school he was hired by the Ford Design Center where he worked in the Dearborn Advanced Studios, Ford of Europe-Torino, Italy Studio, and the design Studios in Cologne Germany. As Chief Designer of the Ford GT and the SVT Studio Camilo and his team worked on the 2005 and 2006 production of the Ford GT. Today he has his own studios in Detroit and Los Angeles where he draws and paints both automotive and fashion themed art. Camilo has hosted the Detroit Auto’s Designers’ Night, an internationally recognized event attended by the top automotive personnel and designers from around the world.

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Nathan Warren is the owner of Warren Customs in Hamilton Alabama. He’s been repairing, restoring, and painting ever since he opened his first paint shop as a sixth grader, charging kids fifty cents to paint their Hot Wheels. He’s worked at several different jobs but decided to open his own business in 2014. At his shop they do everything from collision repair to custom restorations and builds including street cars, hot rods, boats, and muscle cars. His real talents lie in his paint shop where they will put down anything from a single color to wild graphics, flames, stripes, and much more. Nathan also offers accessories for vehicles and includes installation and customizing.

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Jeff Whiteside is the Auction Director at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York. This auction takes place at The Saratoga Performing Arts Center on September 21 through the 23rd and will be conducted by the world-renowned TV Personality Brent Earlywine. There will be a wide variety of automobile marques including modern exotics and classic cars. Jeff’s been in the automobile business his entire life working with companies including Canadian Tire, Avis-Lube, General Electric in their Capital Fleet Management business, and at RM Auctions/ Auctions American.

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Gary Patterson is the President of Shelby American in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Shelby Heritage Center. He joined Shelby in1996 and manages a broad range of strategic sales and consumer initiatives around the globe. He oversees a variety of programs that interact directly with enthusiasts and the media. He manages the Cobra dealer network and all Shelby Mod Centers and plays a key role in the oversight of Team Shelby for Shelby American. He is also a factory team driver for the company. Shelby American was founded by the legendary Carroll Shelby. They manufacture and market performance vehicles and related products through dealers and partners worldwide. They build authentic continuation Cobras including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car among many other vehicles and parts.

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Ben Felten’s dream is to set a speed record on a motorcycle. During Speed Week on a salt lake in the outback of South Australia he and his navigator and past Moto GP racer Kevin Magee, will challenge the world record of 265.33kk/h for the fastest speed for a motorcycle ridden blindfolded. But Ben won’t need to wear a blindfold because he is completely blind. Born fully sighted a degenerative eye disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa took Ben’s sight when he was in his late 20s. Deciding to make a difference for people with a disability, Ben created a charity foundation titled Insight of Dreams.org as a legacy for his motorcycle racing ventures to support people with an acquired disability. He is currently the Managing Director of BlindSpeed, a company he established to set land speed records and where they design and build Dual control race cars for disabled drivers. He is a former world champion with medals in Rowing and Cricket and he continues to be an inspiration and encourage everyone to pursue their dreams.

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Dan Taylor is the Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, an annual event now in its 35th year that takes place in Schenley Park and the surrounding Pittsburgh areas. This is Dan’s second year as CEO where his responsibilities range from pounding in stakes for the snow fence to sitting in the board room deciding on how monies to be allocated. Dan is a hands-on kind of guy whom overseas the entire event that includes over 1,200 volunteers. This 10 plus day event includes vintage racing, many car shows, a black tie gala, tours, a jet party, and much, much more. Dan is the President at Jerry Taylor Ford, a family run business that’s been operating in Grove City, Pennsylvania since 1968. Dan is also the Chairman of the Ford Dealer Council representing over 1,900 Ford dealerships across the country.

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John Putzier is the CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Auto Dealers Association. The GPADA is a metro dealer association representing over 200 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Western Pennsylvania. John and his team are the Presenting Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. For over 25 years John has worked in private practice as a consultant in process and people improvement, primarily in the automotive sector. His first client was Saturn back in 1985 before they broke ground. By 2010 he was a bit road weary and tired of living out of a suitcase and had the opportunity to use his turnaround talents with the GPADA. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is 10+ days of automotive events, car shows, racing, a black tie gala, a jet center party, tours, and much, much more.

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Ted Sohier is a member of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Executive Committee. It’s an annual event now in its 35th year that takes place July 7 through the 15. He is a retired career broadcaster in radio and television who is also a lifelong automotive enthusiast. Ted began competing in SCCA autocross and moved to road racing earning a National license and winning several minor championships in the Northeast driving a Showroom Stock B, Chevy Citation in the early 80s. Ted got involved in the PVGP at the beginning to help run the race as an announcer and today he is the event’s Chief Announcer. He and a huge team help make the event a reality and they raise monies for local charities. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is 10+ days of automotive events, car shows, racing, and much, much more.

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Bernie Martin is the Founder and President of Rapid Production Marketing in Pittsburgh. It’s a branding and consulting agency that develops strategies and tactical implementation. A long time resident of Pittsburgh, Bernie has combines his passion for cars and in 2009 created The Cortile in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix week. The Cortile takes place at the Bob O’Conner Gold Course at Shenley Park. It is a unique car show as it is one of the few events during the race weekend managed by the PVGP Association. Most of the other car marque shows are managed by the individual car clubs. As the Managing Director of the event Bernie and his team bring a wide range of Italian marque cars to this very special show with this year’s highlight being Alfa Romeo.

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Spike Feresten is the co-CEO at Hangar 56 Media. He is a past Automotive Emoter at Esquire Network where he had three successful seasons on the TV show Car Matchmaker. He is a former presenter at FOX Television Studios, he was a Writer/Producer at the TV show Seinfeld where he earned three Emmy nominations, and on Late Night with David Letterman where he earned five Emmy nominations. Today Spike is launching a new project, it’s a cars and comedy podcast titled Spike’s Car Radio. He records live from the porch of his favorite breakfast spot, the Malibu Kitchen, from 10:00 AM till noon on Sundays, where you’ll frequently see one of his cool old cars parked about front. He’ll answer all of your Car Matchmaking questions and talk about cars over a cup of coffee and a tasty breakfast.

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Richard Webb is an automotive artist whose passion for design, the romance of classic cars, and race cars is reflected in his paintings and drawings. He’s owned over 374 classic cars in his life and while he’s tried retiring a few time, Richard quickly discovered painting to be his encore career. His art begins as a design process with meticulous attention to composition, the backdrop, landscapes, architectural icons, and detail in his automotive subject matter. Mostly working with acrylic paint he mixes sand, modeling paste, epoxy, and sometimes deep set wood panels to create his images. In addition to painting on canvas he’s been knows to use nontraditional surfaces including surfboards, doors, and barn wood. While most of his work is easily recognizable Richard has painted abstracts, portraits, and landscapes as well. Richard has been commissioned by art collectors, auto aficionados, and major global brands. His work can be found in the homes and businesses of art collectors worldwide.

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Doug Hansen is a General Partner at H&H Motors in the Silicon Valley, California. H&H Motors is an auto and power sport dealership Doug and his business partner have owned and operated for over 15 years. Doug’s a life long automotive enthusiast who has driven thousands of cars, motorcycles, carts, and quads. He’s raced at Altamont/Sears Point and at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows California in the 24 hours of Lemons and the Chump Car races.

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Megan Gilkes is a 16 year old racer from Richmond Hill, Canada who’s been in the driver’s seat since the age of nine. She started with karting and won the Barbados 2011 Easykart 60cc half-season championship. A crash and recovery kept her off the track in 2012 through 2014 but she was back at it in 2015 winning multiple races in the Ottowa Challenge Karting Series. Last year she graduated the Skip Barber Racing School and became a member of Dare To Be Different and competed in her first real race car in a Miller Oils F1200 at Mosport. By her fourth race she earned a second place in the US Majors series and today competes in a Formula Vee at Mosport, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with the Vallis Motor Sport team. This summer she’ll run in South Africa and Brazil with the Challenge Cup Series.

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Mark Pribanic is a vintage car enthusiast who lives in Neptune Beach, Florida. Unlike many car collectors, Mark drives his 1958 Porsche 356 and Brumos Porsche race inspired 1958 VW bus daily. We’re talking over 275,000 miles through 33 states over 19 years of ownership. For over six years he has organized the Bulli Brigade Vintage VW bus event where the mission is to promote and preserve 1967 and earlier split-window VW bus enthusiasts. Mark is an entrepreneur and owns a catering business and when he’s not working you’ll find him at IMSA road races, HSR Road Races, at vintage Porsche events or traveling around the USA in his number 59, Brumos tribute race bus or his 356 Porsche.

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Matt Davies is a Digital Marketing Brand Manager and Social Media Manager and currently acts as the eMarketing Specialist at 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division or AAD for short in Minneapolis, MN. For the past seven years Matt has focused on the automotive aftermarket in the digital marketing space working with multiple brands for the U.S. market. His daily focus is online strategy, content generation, ad placement, and digital program management. Before moving to Minneapolis Matt lived in Asia for over six years as a global sales manager providing him with a worldly perspective on the market. A current event he’s passionate about today is is the 3M Car Guys for United Way where Chip Foose and Barry Meguire, a past Cars Yeah guest, will be on hand along with a multitude of cool rides. The event’s on June 23 and is hosted by the AutoMotorPlex in Minneapolis.

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Jacques Braunstein is a French journalist and author and the former Editor-in-Chief at Technikart. He’s written a novel and two graphic novels including Les Week Ends Du Père Célibataire, Famille, recompose Toi! and Les Week-Ends Pere Celibataire. Jacques also created a documentary film. His latest book, published by Aurum Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group is titled Stars & Cars: Mythical Pairings. Jacques takes us on a celebration of the most unforgettable automotive moments in film, TV, and popular culture. Lavishly illustrated Jacques takes us on a fun ride covering many iconic stars including Steve McQueen, Bond films, Batman, The Blue’s Brothers, James Dean, Paul Newman, and many, many others. Jacques used to drive a Lancia Flavia Coupe by Pinifarina and an Audi Quattro but the Parisian traffic has relegated him to his vintage Dutch motorcycle.

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Nico Wijnberg is Director of International Investment, at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the State of Georgia’s sales and marketing arm. He and his team are responsible for exposing Georgia’s business advantages around the world and providing assistance to expanding companies interested in doing business in Georgia including the automotive industry. Nico has extensive experience in international economics and business and served in the Dutch Federal Department of Economic Development as a specialist in Russia and Central Asia. He recently purchase a car from the BMW factory via their European delivery.

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Chris Collard is the Editor-in-Chief of the Overland Journal, an international Vehicle-dependent adventure magazine. He took a leap toward his passion and left a 17-year position to pursue a career in photojournalism. That was the late 90s and since then he’s published hundreds of articles and thousands of images in over a dozen publications on six continents. He’s traveled the world shooting in the outback of Australia, the Moroccan Sahara, the jungles of Venezuela to the Kalahari Desert. He raced James Garner’s 1970 Oldsmobile 442, the “grabber Olds” with off-road legend Rod Hall and he drove Mark Smith’s original Expedicion de las Americas Jeep CJ-7 across South America just to name a few of his many adventures. In 2013 Chris was inducted in to the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame as a pioneering journalist.

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Ethan Bowers is the Archives Manager at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. While obtaining his MA in History, he was hired as an intern at the ACD Museum, where he discovered a whole new side to cars and their influence on American culture. In 2015, Ethan was hired to head the museum’s new digitization project. Since then he has been immersed in the world of automobiles. He currently manages the museum’s digitization project and cares for its archival collection. Ethan also helps design and install exhibits, contributes to publications, presents at speaking engagements, and assists museum patrons in utilizing the museum’s collection for research.

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Georges Kiener is the Managing Partner at Barnes Swiss Licensing, the entity in charge of developing the BARNES brand and network in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. BARNES is a global luxury real estate services provider throughout the Americas, continental Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific, and the MENA region. BARNES is also a major sponsor of the Concours d’Elegance Suisse that takes place at the Château de Coppet in Switzerland on June 23 to 25, in 2017. Georges who is an avid automotive enthusiast has worked throughout Europe in a variety of business activities and is now based in Geneva Switzerland with BARNES and no doubt you’ll find him on the lawn amidst a wide variety of classic and collectible automobiles at the Concours d’Elegance Suisse.

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Richard Prince is an automotive photographer, journalist, and author who has been shooting since 1991. Involved in the car hobby since his childhood, he founded a vintage car restoration business after completing graduate school in 1988 and operated that business until selling it in 1995. He began writing and providing photography to various car magazines and accumulated a wide range of experience photographing vehicles, motorsports, events, facilities, and people for many of the world's major automobile manufacturers and a diverse array of other companies, including: Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and many others. He has published three books and authored and illustrated approximately 2,000 magazine articles. No doubt you’ve seen his photography in dozens of books and over 400 publications in more than 80 countries around the world.

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Andy Beckman is the Archivist at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana. He has been with the museum since 1999 where their state-of-the-art, 55,000 square-foot facility, has been open since 2005. The building has three levels and features galleries and storage facilities where they honor and perpetuate the legacy of the rich industrial heritage of the South Bend area and the Studebaker marque. He also serves as President of the Society of Automotive Historians. Andy grew up in a family of Studebaker owners, and drives a 1964 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop. Andrew previously worked at the Sheboygan County Historical Society and Wade House State Historic Site. He’s authored two books: The Studebaker National Museum: Over a Century on Wheels, and Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti.

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Ryan Toth is the Owner and Operator of Elliot Remington Motorsport Classics & Concierge. He provides secure, climate-controlled automotive storage and concierge services in Charleston, South Carolina. He opened his business on April 1, 2014. His goal is to be the best automotive storage solution and aftercare specialists… bar none. In addition to offering a secure space for one’s special vehicles Ryan and his team offer after care services and full detailing as well. When Ryan’s not caring for his customer’s needs you can find him in the garage working on his 300ZX or assisting in high-profile car sales for clients.

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Doug Freedman and his wife Genie are the Founders of Carmel by the Sea Concours on the Avenue. It’s an annual event that takes place during Car Week in August where the other events vintage racing, Concorso Italiano, The Quail, the Pebble Beach Concours and numerous other events. Carmel by the Sea Concours on the Avenue is on Ocean Avenue in the heart of Carmel and it kicks off Car Week on a Tuesday benefiting the Carmel Foundation. Theirs is a gathering of collectible cars, race cars, and multi-marques, where originality and participation are the focus with a dash of fun thrown in, all adding to the casual nature of the show. Doug started this concours 11 years ago after retiring from a career in real estate development. He’s been a car guy ever since he was a kid and what better way to throw a party every year for thousands of of your friends and automotive enthusiasts.

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Renee Brinkerhoff is the Founder and Driver of Valkyrie Racing where she currently races a 1956 Porsche 356 A coupe in road and rally racing events. In 2013, at the age of 57, in her first race car of any kind, Renee became the first woman in the 30-year history to win her class in the La Carrera Panamericana, an event known as the world’s most dangerous road race. Raised in the U.S. and Southeast Asia her enthusiasm for life was no doubt shaped by her surroundings. For 30 years a voice in her head told her she would some day race a car. In her three years of running the La Carrera Panamericana, Renee continues to be the only woman driver amidst 80 plus men.

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Bhuvan Chowdhary is from Pune, India and he is the Founding Editor of ColumnM.com, an international online daily website that covers motoring culture, gear, travel, and lifestyle. He previously worked as a marketing professional helping automotive companies in India create relevant properties and campaigns that suit the Indian market. Bhuvan worked at EVO India Magazine which is the Indian franchise to EVO in the United Kingdom. He also worked extensively with KTM creating properties related to customer sports in India and with Volkswagen Motorsports India as a photographer to cover their racing events.

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Scott Dishman is the Executive Director of the BMW Car Club of America Foundation, overseeing a nationwide car-control program for teenagers, and the largest BMW Museum & Archive in the Americas. Scott spent 21 years in corporate marketing and brand strategy starting with Automobile Magazine and eventually serving as the Director of Communications for the $3 billion Michelin consumer brand in the U.S. In 2006 Scott left the corporate world to work on behalf of Children at risk and led the launch of The Family Effect. Today in addition to his role with BMW, Scott serves on the Board of several philanthropic organizations and children’s causes and in 2015 Scott was selected to receive the Ethics in Action Award by the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. He is one of only three people to receive the award to date.

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A.J. Baime is a New York Times Bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, a public speaker, and occasional on-screen personality. His books include The Arsenal of democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War, and Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans. Both books are critically acclaimed and in development for major motion pictures. A.J. writes for a multitude of magazines including Road & Track and he is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on numerous TV stations and shows including Jay Leno’s Garage and as a host and race car driver in online documentary pieces.

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Neil Podbery is an artist and painter who lives in the United Kingdom. He paints a wide variety of subject matters however his passions lie with transportation including automobiles, aircraft, and especially trains. Steam locomotives became the basis for his initial foray into commercial art and he is a member of the Guild of Railway Artists. He is also captivated by wildlife and that passion grew while on safari in South Africa. Neil’s art has been exhibited at some of the most prestigious motoring events throughout the UK, Europe, and the United States. He was commissioned to paint Prince Charle’s Aston Martin DB6 and he was asked to be the Artist in Residence for the Concours of Elegance at Windsor Palace, Hampton Court Palace, St. James Palace, and Holyrood House, all of which are Royal Households used by the British Royal family.

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Bob Marlow is a veteran motorsports writer and speedway public address announcer from New Jersey. Bob’s been to more than 100 speedways in the US and Canada covering everything from the local short tracks to Formula 1 and IndyCar.  Most recently Bob was at Phoenix Raceway, where he was on the microphone for the Vintage Desert Classic vintage IndyCar event that was part of the Verizon Indycar Series’ weekend. And he just completed a 15-year run as the lead announcer for the “Gambler’s Classic” midwinter indoor racing events in Atlantic City.  Now retired from announcing, today Bob is the Motorsports Editor for CarShowSafari.com, a web site with the ambitious tagline of “Every Car Event, Everywhere.” Bob is also a classic car enthusiast, and can be seen roaming the aisles at Hershey every October. 

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Dana Newquist is the President of the Santa Barbara AACA Region (Antique Automobile Club of America). His is a lifetime of automotive enthusiasm that began when just prior to graduating from High School, in 1965 when Dana purchased a rusty old 1957 Chevy 150 2 door. It was the first of hundreds of cars, first fast, later slow. His passion for cars has lead to a collection of 16 cars today, mostly pre-war American of various marques. Dana’s involvement with the AACA has helped him make connections and affiliations with Museums and he is a Board Member of the Murphy Auto Museum. He’s helped chair and organize local car shows and he currently co-chairs the Montecito Motor Classic and Father’s Day Show at the Santa Barbara Club that takes place annually.

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Tim Willard was four years old when he sat on his father’s lap and steered the family’s Pontiac Chieftain down a dirt road. In high school he worked at a local Alfa Romeo dealership, learning his craft on Italian marques including Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini. He was a race mechanic with some top teams competing in Formula Atlantic, Indy Lights, and IMSA GTP. Later he restored cars with past Cars Yeah guest Butch Dennison*, who then worked with Pete Lovely at Pete Lovely Racing. He served as a tech with BMW Northwest and then spent 15 years at Griot’s Garage as a product development specialist and then a curator and restorer of the owner’s private collection. Today Tim is a senior restoration technician at Dennison International in Puyallup Washington where they restore Pebble Beach winning automobiles and service vintage race cars and touring cars for their clients.

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Tomm Scalera is the President, Creative Director and Founder at Car Show Safari dot com. There he works along side his daughter Ruby, a past guest on Cars Yeah, and a talented team with a mission to be the single source for information about every car event – everywhere. Tomm is passionate about his love for the automobile, whether he’s restoring them, racing them, photographing them, or writing about them. He spent years as a designer in the advertising world in New York City before founding Cars Show Safari. Today, when he’s not in the office you’ll find Tomm working on his ’62 Thunderbird convertible, restoring a ’67 MGB, a ’59 Triumph TR-3A or racing his ’06 Mustang GT convertible.

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Ruby Scalera is the Editor of News and Social Media at Car Show Safari dot com. There she works along side her father Tomm and their talented team with a mission to be the single source for information about every car event – everywhere. Ruby has been attending car shows since before she could walk and she fell in love with cars at a tender young age, specifically of the 1957 Corvette variety. She has written for a number of automotive publications, she is an author, and loves having a career that blends her passion for writing with her love for automobiles. One of Ruby’s goals is to make the automotive industry more appealing and accessible for women.

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focusing on the fair treatment of women in sales and customer service. She is a recognized automotive journalist, radio personality, a marketing specialist, author, and sought-after speaker in the areas of customer service and women’s empowerment. She has test driven over 500 vehicles, giving her insight and knowledge on virtually every make and model on the market. She is the Founder of HER Certified creating a woman-focused program for dealerships and manufacturers. Her book A woman’s Guide To Buying A Car is a go-to for women and helps pave the way to getting what you really want… with some fun and respect thrown in for good measure. Cathy’s trademark red high heels are a symbol of fairness and self-confidence. Don’t let those high heels fool you, Cathy is here to help.

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Garth Stein is an author whose book The Art of Racing in the Rain is the most recommended by automotive enthusiasts here on Cars Yeah. The Art of Racing in the Rain has sold more than 4 million copies in 35 languages and was on the New York Times bestseller list for three years. That book inspired a Young Reader edition as well as a children’s picture book adaptation and a stage adaptation. Garth has also written a series of children’s books about a dog named Enzo. His latest novel is A Sudden Light and previous acclaimed novels include: Raven Stole the Moon and How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets. Garth is the author of a full-length play, Brother Jones, and before turning to writing full-time Garth was a documentary filmmaker.

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Wes Eisenschenk has successfully reunited dozens of enthusiasts with their lost cars through dedicated research and an unwavering attitude to never give up. In 2010, he located the original owner of his father’s 1969 Impala SS 427 convertible, which was the catalyst for entering the world of automotive archeology. A collector car hobbyist himself, Wes enjoys showing his 1969 Plymouth Road Runner and his 2001 Roush Mustang at local car shows and events. His new book, 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in Detail shows all the history, marketing, and options for that car and his past book Lost Muscle Cars includes 45 intriguing stories involving some of the most significant American iron every created and arms you with some tools to begin your quest to make the next great discovery in automotive archeology

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Nicolas Hunziker is an automotive artist that is fueled by passion. He is a fourth generation painter whose roots in creativity go back to his great-grandfather who was a classically trained painter. His grand uncle was the famous Prince Bira of Siam who was the first Thai, Grand-Prix motor racing driver. Nic’s style, which he calls Period Correct Art, is bold, colorful, graphic, and has a definitive racing theme. You’ll find his work in magazines, on posters, apparel, films, and painting including murals and commissioned artwork that hangs in some of the most famous collections around the world. Nic’s latest venture is his Art Car Project. He is backdating a 2004 GT3 in to a 1999 GT3 R, but a street version. He will fund everything in trade for his artwork.

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J. Daniel Jones is the author of the novel CarAlity… A Tribute In New Orleans. Dan spent 8 years as a producer, director, and host at a television station in San Diego, California where he lives. He received 7 EMMY nominations and 3 EMMY awards. Once he left the TV station he spent the next 8 years as a writer, producer working on large budget videos for clients including Intel, Siemens, and Motorola. Finally he was able to use his talents and passion for automobiles to work on automotive programs on ESPN2 and The Outdoor Channel. He covered events including the Carrera La Panamericana, Hot Rod Power Tour, Drag Week, and more. His book CarAlity is his first book and it is a novel about the television and special events industry that take place in a collector car auction. Dan’s story telling talents make this 600+ page book a must read for all automotive enthusiasts. I call it the “War and Peace” of car books.

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While on vacation in Africa Jonathan decided to quit his job to start his first automotive brand and TLC was born. Toyota Land Cruisers goal was to fill a gap in the market by applying higher quality restoration services to vintage utility vehicles.  Specifically the iconic Toyota Land Cruisers. The company grew in its reputation for quality and the acclaim lead to a visit from Mr. Toyoda himself. That connection lead to Jonathan designing the first three design study vehicles that brought forth the FJ Cruiser. After that adventure he decided it was time to launch a new brand he calls ICON.  ICON stands for classic transportation design and revisits old style Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, Willys CJ3Bs and more. With a multi-year backlog of orders, ICON continues to grow and explore new markets focusing on reviving America’s past strengths in design and manufacturing.

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Arun Sharma is the General Manager at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Wilsonville, Oregon. He’s been with the Tonkin family group of companies for over 15 years and before taking over the Ferrari and Maserati business he was the General Manager for their MotoCorsa Ducati dealership. That franchise was the number one Ducati dealership in North America. His passion and charisma for Italian brands of transportation is contagious and he shares that passion with everyone he meets. Ron Tonkin opened his Ferrari business in 1966 and it is the oldest Ferrari dealership in America. His memory is celebrated through the dealership and people like Arun, who share the passion Ron Tonkin had for the Ferrari marque.

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Bob Walker is the author of a new book titled Cobra Pilote: The Ed Hugus Story. Bob, a Cobra owner who lives in Pebble Beach, California, was competing in the Monterey Historic Races when he met James Edward (ED) Hugus, a racing driver and car dealer who helped Carroll Shelby develop the first Cobra. Bob and Ed became friends and during that time he told Bob about his experiences with Carroll Shelby and the part he played in the beginning of the Cobra’s history. Ed Hugus passed away in 2006 but his story lives on through the work of Bob who tells the Cobra story in a different perspective than the multitude of other Cobra book written and it corrects many of the misconceptions of the Cobra history. Ned Scudder is credited with the preface and past Cars Yeah guest Pete Brock wrote the foreword. This fantastic book is hardcover, 304 pages, and published by Dalton Watson Fine Books.

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Don Nunley spent much of his career in the film industry with credits as property master, set decorator, and production designer. He’s been a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1977 and worked on films including: Save the Tiger, Little Big man, Deer Hunter and with Steve McQueen on Le Mans. He started the first product placement agency and placed products including Tom Cruise’s Ray-Ban sunglasses in Top Gun and Coors Beer in ET. His latest venture is a new book he co-authored with Marshall Terrill titled Steve McQueen, Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror. It’s a behind the scenes look and story about the iconic film including many unseen photos from the making of the classic film written by Don who was the property manager on the film and who was there, experiencing the ride of his life.

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Faith Granger is a filmmaker and the creative force behind the Award winning film Deuce of Spades. It’s a film she wrote, produced, and directed. Originally from Nice, France, Faith was raised in Beirut where she survived a civil war, became an award winning songwriter, and launched an FM radio station that became the number one station in Lebanon. In addition to her talents as a writer, musician, and performer Faith is a skilled mechanic and self-taught cinematographer. Deuce of Spades received numerous awards including Best Feature Film, Best cinematography, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing. Faith is indeed a “move mountain”, “do it yourself” renaissance woman who believes anything is possible.

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Steve Austin owns and operates Steve Austin’s Automobilia and Travel where he provides the finest in historic motor racing tours and artwork. For over 40 years he’s taken clients on their most exciting travel adventures of a lifetime. His tours are designed for automotive enthusiasts who want exemplary hotels, food, and a variety of experiences with a focus on motor racing. From Le Mans to Monaco, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, Steve allows his guests the ability to tailor their trips to their liking. He also represents several major automotive artists including Alfredo De la Maria, Nicholas Watts, and Masha.

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Ezekiel Wheeler has been reporting on automotive culture and industry dynamics since his time as a transportation design student at Art Center College of Design in 2007. He entered the automotive journalism industry in 2008 when his blog, Automotive Styles, gained international popularity for southern California car culture and trend reporting. Since then, his work has been featured across many publications including European Car Magazine, Robb Report, Petrolicious, Gestalten Publications, and Automotive Conduct, his own petrol infused content destination launching this summer, Other professional accomplishments included his time at Jaguar Land Rover North America and Faraday Future as a product communications specialist.

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Chris Bendet is the Founder of That’s My Wheels where they design and manufacture custom display boards for your special vehicles. The idea was born from a father and son’s mutual love of everything automotive. Chris has spent 20 plus years as a photojournalist, corporate photographer, and the owner of a portrait studio. His idea for creating display boards for collectors and their automobiles came to him when his father was selling a 1970 GTO. Chris thought it would be a great way to better market the car at an auction. Today That’s My Wheels provides enthusiasts with a custom and personal way to promote their cars at events, shows, auctions, cars and coffee, or in the garage.

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David Knight is the Founder of CarDaddy, a children’s charity that connects young people battling cancer with the owners of classic and exotic cars. The children get to experience the ride of a lifetime in their dream cars and the owners get to give back in an exceptional way. David has been racing cars since 2010 and has competed in regional and national road racing events. He started in Formula 2000 and then moved to Mazda MX-5 Cup Pro Racing and Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Cars challenge earning him numerous wins and over 21 podium finishes

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Jon Hodges is the Founder of Evergreen Industrial Services, a diversified industrial service provider. He is also recognized as one of the world’s most prolific collectors of classic automobiles. He owns more than 75 significant cars, many of which are iconic muscle cars of various models and eras. Jon and his company are a supporter and sponsor of concours events throughout the United States and he is a major supporter of the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. Since 1996 Keels & Wheels has become the largest classic automobile and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. You’ll enjoy an average of 200 classic cars and 100 of the most beautiful wooden boats from around the country and no doubt you’ll see a muscle car or two as well. The Keels and Wheels director, Bob Fuller is a past guest here at Cars Yeah.

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Richard Mitchell is the owner of Old Iron Works where they specialize in the restoration of vehicles from vintage and classics to the 1970s. Richard is known as The Stutz Guy and he is an avid collector of Stutz automobiles having one of the largest collections in the world of these iconic vehicles. He and his team do body work, mechanical repairs, upholstery, and detailing and their facility in Montgomery Texas is open the public for tours. Richard is a supporter and sponsor of concours events throughout the United States and he is a major supporter of the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance. Since 1996 Keels & Wheels has become the largest classic automobile and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. You’ll enjoy an average of 200 classic cars and 100 of the most beautiful wooden boats from around the country and no doubt you’ll see a Stutz or two as well. The director, Bob Fuller is a past guest here at Cars Yeah.

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Pete Stout is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Partner of 000 magazine, a quarterly journal dedicated to the Porsche marque. He teamed up with co-founder Alex Palevsky and creative director Justin Page to create 000—said “Triple Zero,” which is a reference to Porsche's three-digit model type numerology. To call this a magazine is a stretch, as it’s a huge, 250-plus-page perfect bound publication that takes a deep dive, with 3 to 7% advertising, and will no-doubt be a “keeper” for readers. Pete spent 14 years as Editor of the Porsche publication Excellence and then 3+ years as editor of the Porsche Club of America’s magazine, Porsche Panorama. Prior to that he was an editor at Ross Periodicals and a freelance writer.

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Pete Stout is the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Partner of 000 magazine, a quarterly journal dedicated to the Porsche marque. He teamed up with co-founder Alex Palevsky and creative director Justin Page to create 000—said “Triple Zero,” which is a reference to Porsche's three-digit model type numerology. To call this a magazine is a stretch, as it’s a huge, 250-plus-page perfect bound publication that takes a deep dive, with 3 to 7% advertising, and will no-doubt be a “keeper” for readers. Pete spent 14 years as Editor of the Porsche publication Excellence and then 3+ years as editor of the Porsche Club of America’s magazine, Porsche Panorama. Prior to that he was an editor at Ross Periodicals and a freelance writer.

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Nicole Cancelier is an automotive artist who lives in Belgium and was born in to a family of artistic parents. When he was very young a neighbor who was a mechanic took Nicolas to the races at Zolder in Belgium where he watched his first F1 race. That started a lifetime of drawing and painting motorsports with a special passion for cars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He’s designed and painted racing helmets and he began to focus on painting motor sports. His first exhibition was at Goodwood. He enjoys using a variety of mediums for his art including oil, watercolor, pastels, and pencil.

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Jim Glickenhaus is General Partner and Managing Director of Glickenhaus & Co. He’s a writer, director, and producer of a number of major motion picture films. Jim’s an enthusiastic collector of historic cars, mostly racing cars, and he’s the Managing Director of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus where his focus is on building bespoke endurance race cars. He and his team design and build significant sports racing cars that compete in endurance races around the world. His passion for special project cars brought Pininfarina to Jim where they created one-offs including the acclaimed Ferrari P 4/5. That car led to the P4/5 Competizione, a spectacular endurance racer that won the FIA World Championship for hybrid GT cars after winning its class at the 2012, 24 Hours of Nürburging. Next was the SCG003S, an equally unique and special racer powered by a 3.5 liter twin-turbo V-6.

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Mathias Doutreleau is the Founder and Chairman of the Concours d’Elegance Suisse that takes place at the Château de Coppet in Switzerland on June 23 to 25, 2017. Mathias began his career in marketing and automobiles in 1996 by creating unique events for high net-worth automobile collectors. He developed private rallies in Europe and various motorsports and lifestyle events. He worked for Hong Kong & Shanghi Hotels where he developed special events, one of which is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering which takes place during Car Week in Carmel Valley, California. Mathias founded Project Automobile Consultants in 2009, specializing in classic car events with a focus on supporting the preservation of automobile heritage. The concours d’Elegance Suisse is one of only three European concours to adopt the rigorous judging standards established by the International Chief Judge Advisory Group founded by past Cars Yeah guest Ed Gilbertson.

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Bryan Joslin is the Publisher at Alloy and Grit magazine. Alloy and Grit is North America’s independent Land Rover Magazine. The publication was born out of the passion that Land Rover has delivered for decades to their owners and enthusiasts. The mission is simple: to produce the finest stories and most complete resource for Land Rover owners across North America. And they do it with a distinctly American perspective. Bryan’s career spans working for import car dealers, as a journalist, and then as a publisher launching Gran Turismo magazine and then Alloy and Grit with his business partner Steve Hoare. Christopher Holewski the art director is a past Cars Yeah guest.

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David Bell is the CEO and co-Founder at Actev Motors in Mountain View, California where they design and build high-tech electric vehicles including their new Arrow Smart-Kart. It’s the first smart, electric go-kart that partners performance and safety and allows parents to supervise their children’s driving experience on their iOS or Android device using the Arrow app. The Arrow features the same technology found on today’s most advanced automobiles. The vehicle is a rolling test lab that uses STEM education to a new generation. David is a long time automotive and racing enthusiast with considerable senior management, operating and strategic experience with a 35-year career with Silicon Valley-based firms and serves on the boards of several high-tech companies as well.

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Jim Daley is the Founder at Extreme Vehicle Builders located in Danbury, Connecticut where he started the business in 1991. He pioneered the vehicle customization market in the Tri-State area by satisfying customers and turning their muscle cars, Jeeps, SUV’s, and off road vehicles in to high performance machines. He and his talented team build dream rides and provide a full line of trail-tested performance and off-road products from minor modification to full builds. They work with local dealerships and offer customers turn-key vehicles that are ready to go.

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Robert Kibbe is the producer and host of The MuscleCar Place podcast network that he founded in 2009. He is also the host of the Kibbe and Finnegan Show with Mike Finnegan from Roadkill and the show OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Robert and Mike’s show is a comedy podcast where they talk cars, tell jokes, and review the best TV show made since the existence of mankind – The Dukes of Hazzard. Self described as hitting the automotive lottery twice and thanks to his listeners Robert has the car of his dreams, a ’64 Chevelle. Some say he looks like a slightly more balding Matt Damon!

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Harley Cluxton the III is the Founder of Grand Touring Cars in Phoenix, Arizona. Back in 1972, Harley incorporated his business and became the youngest owner of a Ferrari authorized dealer at the age of 26. Then in 1973 he was awarded the Lamborghini dealer for the Western United States. In 1976 he purchased the Mirage racing team from Gulf Oil and he went on to manufacture, develop, and race the Mirage at tracks around the world including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The company went on to restore, race prepare, and sell significantly important race cars with serious historical provenance. Through the years his reputation grew and he expanded to consulting. Today he and his team continue to provide discreet, personal attention to his customers through sales, acquisitions, comprehensive restorations, and expert valuations.

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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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