Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

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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Bill Pack is an automotive photographer in Atlanta, Georgia who studied at the iconic Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His photography is influences by art and the strong graphic lines of automobiles with a focus on lighting, texture, and design. His move to shooting mostly classic cars started about a decade ago after years of shooting a wide range of subjects commercially. He approaches his subjects with a belief that every car has a story and in every story there is a narrative and a visual. Collectors and enthusiasts around the world know Bill’s images for their elegant looks, strong graphic lines, and his ability to create art through his images.

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

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

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

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

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

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Caractacus Pott was a failed widower and eccentric inventor whose ideas were ahead of his time. He was down on his luck and unable to afford a family car. His efforts to invent a candy he called "Toot Sweets" that can be played like a flute, end in disaster. His children, who are often truant from school, uncovered a crashed Grand Prix racer in the local junk yard and convinced their father to buy her and restore the car. In a truly bizarre accident he meet the daughter of a local factory owner and begins a journey unlike any other. Using an old boat hull he restores the car to her former fame and glory and takes the family for the ride of their life. They travel to Vulgaria and meet up with the Baron and Baroness Bomburst where the car is stolen, his children are kidnapped, and, well the rest as they say, is an amazing adventure.

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Titan Gilroy is the CEO of Titan America manufacturing, an elite aerospace CNC machine shop in Northern California. You’ll recognize him as the Executive Producer and Star of the television series, Titans of CNC. The show is a platform to engage a new generation of machinists, inventors, and builders. Titan pioneered the largest free CNC educational platform, dedicated to training and inspiring students, educators, and shop owners from around the world. Titan’s background is one of challenge and despair, growing up in a broken home filled with violence he landed in prison. Fighting his way back through the sport of boxing he became a skilled boxer and then eventually landing in the CNC machine business where today Titan is an inspiration to thousands.

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Syd Mead is a designer, an artist and a futurist whose career spans five plus decades of creativity and vision. He started at the Ford Motor Company’s Advanced Design Studio and then traveled the world illustrating books, catalogues, and product design for a wide variety of corporate entities. He created architectural renderings for most of the best firms and then moved in to the motion picture industry where he designed and illustrated for iconic films. In 2016 the Visual Effects Society awarded Syd their top honor as Visual Futurist. His first love is transportation design and Syd’s art and design can be found around the world. His latest book, the Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist will be available in September, 2017 through Titan Publications. His autobiography is in the works as well titled A Future Remembered. This June Syd will receive a lifetime design achievement award at the Eleanor Ford estate in Grosse Point Shores, Michigan during the Eyes On Design Collector Car Show.

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Alexander Davidis is the CEO and Executive Producer at Davidis Film in Bedford Hills, New York. Unique in the industry, Davidis Film is the first company to offer specialized film production services exclusively to the automotive world. His career in the media arts and passion for automobiles has resulted in innovative and artistic concepts, earning him a reputation as a creative visionary. He tells stories about people and their cars that arouse, entertain, and sell. Alexander has produced programming for Discovery and commercial spots for Saatchi & Saatchi. His award-winning productions range from documentaries, to HD film, multi-episode TV series, historic racing and more.

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Roger Garbow is an automotive journalist and marketing expert and the Founder of Full Throttle Marketing in Connecticut, a consulting firm that works with top automotive companies. His creative expertise took him in to a career as an illustrator and art director however he quickly realized he wanted to be out on the road instead of behind a desk. Roger worked as the Marketing Chief for a diverse range of clients from a custom limousine manufacturer to one of America’s leading Porsche racing teams. He’s a real world car guy who gets to experience cars in the real world: snow, rain, and potholes included. You’ll see his work in automotive circles including Road and Track and Men’s Health.

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Carter Kelly Kramer is an automotive photographer and a manager at Collector’s Car Garage with locations in Chicago and New York. There he handles sales and marketing for the company. Collector’s Car Garage is a place where members store their cars in a state of the art facility designed for the preservation of special vehicles. They offer a concierge service, in-house detailing, events, sales, and mostly a country club environment for car people. Previously Carter was the marketing manager at Miller Motorcars, a high-end dealership in Connecticut. His passion for cars runs deep with a specific passion for vintage automobiles. You will find a great video about Carter on Petrolicious titled Carved Pumpkin. It’s a story about his 1976 BMW 2002, a very special car he built for himself.

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John Rogers is the Director of Club Operations at the Thermal Club in Thermal, California nestled in a valley between the Santa Rosa Mountains and Joshua Tree National Park. The Thermal Club is a private, Alan Wilson designed five-mile racetrack. It features dramatic changes in character, speed, and elevation and includes multiple circuit configurations plus autocross, karting tracks, and skid pads. There’s a clubhouse, mechanics and expert race technicians, and the Villas which are private homes and garages where members keep their cars and entertain or simply escape to play with their vehicles. Prior to his involvement at the Thermal Club John has worked in the oil and gas industry and started a car customization business.

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Richard Schickman is the Founder of the RSR Project in New York where he re-creates and builds high-quality Porsche RSR tribute cars. His lifelong passion for Porsches is the catalyst that pulls him from his day job in real estate, to the garage where he creates dream cars for clients. What started as a hobby is quickly growing in to a business. When Porsche released the 911 Carrera RS in 1973 it was a means of getting their RSR homologated for Group 4 racing. Today it’s become a cult classic for Porsche enthusiasts and Richard builds cars to his client’s tastes and budgets. Richard will build you a dream car with various engine sizes, interior features, and numerous details making your dream RSR possible. 

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Frederic Aasbo is a Formula Drift World Champion whose nickname fits his talent, The Norwegian Hammer. He hails from Ski, Norway and is known for his flat-out driving style. He’s earned over 100 podium finishes on three continents over the past decade with multiple championships including Asia and the United States. Frederic holds the series record for most wins scored by a driver in a single season and he was named “Fan Favorite of the Year” three years in a row. His competition car is the Nexen Tire Toyota sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink and he runs with the Papadakis Racing Team which is the most winning team in Formula Drift history.

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Tim Arfons is the Founder of Akron Turbine Group where they design and build track driers. Their units are unique in that they are easy to operate, self contained, and fit in the back of a pickup truck. Tim grew up in an automotive family and his father Art is a legendary three-time land speed record holder. Tim started racing in a front engine dragster powered by a General Electric T-58 turbine engine. He and his father then built the unique U.S.S. Enterprise tractor to compete in tractor pulling contests and went on to win numerous events. He went on to participate in the United States Hot Rod Association Monster Truck events and then built the Green Monster funny car. Later came a series of exhibition vehicles including the Kamikaze quad runner, The Jet Jumper, Jet Barstool, and American Thunder Jet Jeep. Tim's raced, been a stuntman, jumped over all sorts of things as an exhibition performer, he's a guy who has done it all.

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Jason Harding is the Director of Aftermarket Operations for Katech in the Clinton Township, Michigan. Katech provides their customers with innovative products and cutting edge technologies in the areas of engine design, prototyping, testing, R&D, manufacturing, and vehicle modifications. Jason focus is developing parts and vehicle packages for the latest GM V8 sports cars. He spends his weekends as a professional driving instructor at The Champion Motor Speedway at M1 Concourse. When he’s not driving he’s working on his collection at Harding Motorsports, buying and selling cars or adding to his collection.

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Amy Leaner is an off road racer, driver and adventurer. After a career on Wall Street and as a stay-at-home mom, Amy competed in Morocco’s Rallye Aicha de Gazelles, an all-female international endurance rally in the Sahara Desert. She competed in the demanding Expert Class and also won the Eco-Driving Challenge. In 2013, she competed in the grueling 25000 km Australasian Safari Rally and won Overall Production Class and became the first woman to win the Dakar Challenge in her class. Recently Amy raced in the Mint 400, a US desert races riding with past Cars Yeah guest Shelby Hall and Amy trained with the legendary Rod Hall, Shelby’s grandfather. Amy has driven Jay Leno off road on his television show “Jay Leno’s Garage” and you’ll soon see her on Brian Johnson’s show “Cars That Rock.”

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Sam Cotter is the Founder of Car Match in Seattle, Washington. This new business venture is a service where Sam helps find you the best car for your needs and lifestyle. Sam is also the fleet manager for Cotter Racing where he helps his father Bill, a long time vintage racer in the Pacific Northwest, oversee his collection of vintage cars. Sam started racing as soon as he turned 18 and got his start at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Sam’s raced a 1963 MGB, a 2001 Mustang GT, a 1998 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor. Today Sam’s working on getting Car Match up and running so he can provide people with an easy-to-use service when they are ready to purchase an automobile.

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Sean Smith is an automotive photographer and journalist who has shot for numerous automotive magazines and auction houses. Just a few of the prestigious publications he has shot for include: Automobile Quarterly, Motorsport, Hagerty, Christies, Bonhams, Gooding & Company, RM Sothebys, and the Keno Brothers. He has written for: Excellence, Total 911, Forza, Cavallino, Jaguar World, Vintage Racecar, Petrolicious, and Road Scholars. Sean also accepts private commissions for photography. That's Sean when he was a baby sitting on top of his father's 356 Porsche.

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Bill Hahn began specializing in collectible automotive restoration in 1978 and has never looked back. In 2001 Bill teamed up with Wes Woodward to form Hahn and Woodward Auto Restoration LLC. This firm later became Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC when Wes stepped down and Paul Vorbach became a full partner. Located in Harmony, Pennsylvania the shop performs ground up restorations on a variety of vehicles including Mercedes-Benz, Ferraris and Jaguars as well as American made classics. In 2016, Bill and his business partner, Paul Vorbach, co-founded HV3Dworks LLC., a high tech start-up that is bringing 3D Scanning and Printing technology to the automotive restoration and customization industry. Bill is one of the founders of the Wexford Starlite Car Cruise. One of the largest weekly cruises on the East Coast.

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Paul Vorbach is the second Principal Partner at Hahn-Vorbach & Associates in Harmon, Pennsylvania. There they restore classic and vintage and classic cars including Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Jaguar, and American made marques. Paul and his business partner Bill Hahn co-founded HV3Dworks, a high tech start-up that is bringing 3D scanning and printing technology to the automotive restoration and customization industry. An avid automotive enthusiast, Paul has built and restored hot rods and participated in numerous car related ventures over the past decades. In addition to his talents in restoration he is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter and his personal projects include a 1923 Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod and a 1927 Ford T-Coupe Hot Rod.

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John Bothwell is the Director at Pur Sang in Parana, Argentina where he and his talented team manufacture historic sports cars. Pur Sang builds over 20 cars a year in over 25 different models including Alfa Romeo and Mercedes with most popular being the Bugatti Type 35 B racecar. Those cars won over 1,000 races back in their day. Pur Sang was founded decades ago by Leonidas Jorge Anadón. He is a master restorer with a fascination for Bugatti. He copied a real Type 35 while restoring one and began making authentic reproductions. Pur Sang replicates all of the original manufacturing methods from the 20s and 30s to exacting, hand craftsmanship and their automobiles are truly works of art. You’ve most likely seen John on Jay Leno’s Garage and Jay owns several Pur Sang built cars.

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Angela Reign is an award-wining singer in the rock, country, and pop genres. She is a headliner at major venues across the southeast and in addition to her concerts provides entertainment at major sporting events and benefits for children’s organizations. In 2013 fans at the GA Music Awards crowned Angela as the Best Female Country Artist of the Year. That same year Angela was named by CBS Atlanta as one of the 5 Best Local Rock Bands. She was nominated for Best Overall Female Artist of the Year in 2014. Her latest release single Obvious was produced by superstar producer Mil Cannon who works with stars including Usher, Bieber, Mariah, Carrie Underwood, and Pink. On top of all this, Angela is a true blue car gal who enjoys driving her Tesla and has a fully restored Cutlass Supreme convertible in the garage.

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Laura Klauser is the Program Manager for the Cadillac ATS-VR race program that runs in the Pirelli World Challenge GT. Born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland, Laura received her Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Laura started working for General Motors as a co-op student and then full time in 2008. She’s held various positions on different platforms including advanced design on the Corvette C7, releasing parts for the Cadillac CT6, and noise and vibration on the Chevrolet Cruze, Buick Encore, and Chevrolet Spark. Laura is active in SAE including Dynamic Events Coordinator for the Formula SAE Michigan Competition. She also participates in track day events driving her Cobalt SS turbo or her Corvette Grand Sport.

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Mandy Turner is the host of the CarAdvisor Podcast in Australia. There she talks about new cars to the market and provides reviews and opinions on their performance, quality, and drive. She is a seasoned automotive advice correspondent, an avid automotive enthusiast, and a radio announcer. She has lived most of her life in Shepparton, Victoria and her parents owned a motorcycle shop when she was growing up. At 13 she purchased her first car, a Morris Minor that she paid $50 for and later sold for $100. Mandy works in radio as a news writer and an on air talent and recently won a contest as the Car Advice’s Correspondent where she gets to test drive a new car every week and report her experience and opinions. Mandy is also a talented musician and plays the trumpet and guitar.

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Calvin Fish is the Founder of Speedmates Drivers Management where he moved from behind the wheel to behind the microphone. There he serves as a guide, mentor, and manager for some of the brightest young talents in motorsports. At Speedmates Calvin is leveraging his 40 years in the industry to establish an elite pool of professional drivers providing them with professional development advice, team and manufacturer negotiation plus marketing and public relations consulting. Calvin enjoyed 22 years behind the wheel racing around the world and then another 20 years as a motorsports commentator on NBC, CBS, ESPN, and now Fox Sports where he is the lead commentator for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge.

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Dan Panoz is the Owner at Panoz Engineering Services in Hoschton, Georgia. The company was founded in 1989 with the goal of creating a small volume manufacturer with the manta – Reliability Value Performance. The result was the Panoz Roadster, a class performer, 2-seat Ford powered sports car. In 1996 the second generation Roadster was created and in 2000 the third vehicle, the Panoz Esperante was born. The Esperante is both a sports car and a GTS spec racer. And in 2006 they won their class in the 12 hours of Sebring and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Panoz Engineering continues to offer special project services to outside companies while building Panoz road and race cars built to order for customers today.

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Garrett Kletjian is the owner of Forty7 Motorsports in Mills Ville New Jersey. He and his team, in their 17,500 square foot facility, provide full service trackside race support, fabrication, and a storage facility at the famed New Jersey Motorsports Park. Forty7’s capabilities are limitless as they provide an in-house dyno service, wiring and tuning specialists, HAAS CNC capabilities and a full metal fabrication shop. In 2017 they will be returning to the IMSA Porsche Cup series in the Platinum class with their customer, Tullman Walker Racing running two, new, 991.2 race cars. Garrett first raced 25 years ago and has run in SCCA, Trans-AM, and IMSA continuously since then.

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Blake Fuller is the Founder of GoPuck where they design and produce portable power. Go Puck is the leader in wearable power, the ultimate personal power solution for the active lifestyle. Prior to Go Puck Blake founded Braille Battery creating a lightweight batter that became the go-to solution for racers. Braille would go on to be recognized as inventing the Automotive Lithium starting batter and they developed the IndyCar Spec Battery. He sold the company in 2014 and began his quest to create a small, lightweight portable power source and Go Puck was born. Back in 1999 Blake won the Rookie of the Year racing at the Pike Peak Hill Climb. In 2014 Blake won the SEMA GEN-III Innovator Award. He also developed, built, and raced the first ever Tesla race car and he ran it at the 100th anniversary of Pikes Peak Hillclimb. 

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Rick Love is the Executive Vice President at Vintage Air in San Antonio, Texas. Known as the “World’s fastest air conditioning company” their goal is to provide owners of street rods, sport trucks, and performance cars with the finest air conditioning components available. Rick has been involved in the hot rod industry since the late 70s when he built his first hot rod, a 1940 Chevy Coupe. Early on he became a dealer for Vintage Air as a small business owner wiring and installing a/c systems. He’s been with Vintage Air since 1998. Today he drives a 1939 Ford Deluxe coupe, a car he built in 1984 and he has driven that car over 180,000 miles. He also owns a Pro Touring ’72 Camaro RS and a ’32 Ford 5-window coupe.

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Randy Owens is a world renowned automotive artist whose vibrant colors, clean form, and crisp edges have excited enthusiasts and collectors for decades. After being introduced to auto racing in 1978 Randy began making serigraphs of motor racing subjects in his own unique style. He has produced over 300 handmade editions and has signed his name to more original pieces of art than any other automotive artist in history. He has staged over 200 exhibitions in five countries and his art hangs in museums and private collections around the globe. Randy has created event posters for Gran Prix races and events from Indianapolis to Bahrain.

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Chris Vallone is the owner of Classic VW Bugs in Congers, New York. He has created a global following with his vintage VW Bug restorations and his “How To Restoration” video tips educating enthusiasts around the world. Chris has earned numerous awards with his beautifully restored VWs including being accepted as the first bug ever to the Fairfield Concours d’Elegance. His cars have also been on the lawns of The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the Limerock Concours and the Hemmings Concours. His restorations have appeared in Hot VW Magazine, Aircooled Classics Magazine, VolksWorld, Fox News, USA Today, and the Journal News. He also worked on collector and celebrity Jerry Seinfeld’s 1956 Oval VW.

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Eddie Harris is a Pacific Northwest Artist whose art literally saved him as a child. Born in to severe poverty, art was a way to distract his mind and hide his constant hunger as he and his siblings suffered from malnutrition. At 10 years old he weighed only 37 pounds. At 15 Eddie won an art scholarship to the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Art Center. Later he landed his first professional job at Hanna-Barbera and later he worked for Jay Orhberg Hollywood Cars. His life long love affair for art and anything that runs on fossil fuel has kept him going. These days he’s created art for some of the most famous names in the automotive industry.

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Matt Covert is the founder of Racers HQ Magazine, a publication for aspiring racers. His company proudly gives monetary sponsorships to grassroots racing drivers to help them in the early stages of their racing careers. In addition to being a publisher and entrepreneur, Matt is also a championship autocrosser and professional stunt driver for film, TV, and live entertainment. On his Racer HQ podcast Matt shares everything he knows about autocrossing, racing, stunt driving, vehicle dynamics, and skill techniques and strategies to help you on the street and track.

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Karen Sundstrom is a Finance Specialist at Putnam Leasing in Orange County, California. Since 1983 Putnam Leasing has been designing leases for automotive enthusiasts by providing multiple financial options for collector cars and exotics. Karen was born with petrol in her veins and she turned her passion for cars in to a career. Her first doll, was of course a Ferrari Barbie. You’ll find her at numerous auctions, car shows, concours events, cars and coffee, and anywhere there are cars and enthusiasts. Karen is known as the “Queen of Leasing!” This year she is busy planning a Dream Rides 4 Kids.

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Todd Deeken is the co-host and co-creator of Everyday Driver, a YouTube show that focuses on helping people find fun-to-drive cars that are both usable and affordable. Along with YouTube Everyday Drive is also a top ranked podcast and content on Velocity. Todd is the primary director and editor for the show and he can often be found behind the camera directing and writing scripts. He spent 15 years in Hollywood enjoying a career in filmmaking but his true passion is driving fun cars from every day drivers to exotic supercars. Twice a week he joins his buddy and co-host Paul Schmucker on The Car Debate podcast.

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José Romão de Sousa lives in Porto, Portugal. His career spans decades in the manufacturing industry in specialty chemicals and today he is a non-executive Chairman of a number of group and associated companies. Outside of a successful career, his passion is participating in classic automobile tours and rallies. Since 1999, José has driven in over three dozen events spanning the world including: Argentina, Italy, Cuba, China, Brazil, India, and many more on practically every continent. He’s driven Aston Martins, Jaguars, Alvis Speeds, MGs and many other in epic adventures. In 2017 he’ll participate in 7 events around the globe. Recently he has devoted time to setting up the Romão de Sousa Foundation to help people with sever mental health problems.

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Ahmet Ongun lives in Istanbul, Turkey and is an international rally competitor who holds the title of “Turkish Champion for Classic Sporting” for 2008 and 2009. He has competed in the Peking to Paris rally and is the founding Chairman of the Turkish Classic Automobile Club and the Porsche Club of Istanbul. His professional career began as the Director of Ganmount Group of Companies in London from 1974 through 1992. While in London Ahmet founded Gantek, one of the leading Information and Communications Companies in Turkey. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Gantek Group since 1992.

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Don Rose is an Automotive Specialist for RM Auctions/Sotheby's operating out of the Boston area. He joined RM in 2006 after years of trading classic and sports cars as a noted importer of European Classics while living in London. He specialized in sports and GT cars and is participating in the relatively new area of Japanese collector cars. An avid participant of road rally events and hill climbs Don has also raced his ex-Peter Lovely Lotus Eleven. He is a collector and loves all things Bond, James Bond and was the lead when the DB5 007 Goldfinger film car sold in 2010. He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Aston Martin Owners Club of North America and was the founding editor of the club magazine, The Vantage Point.

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Chris Dunlop, aka Pinstripe Chris is an automotive artist and designer based out of Southern California. He began his career in the auto-body/paint side of custom car restorations and migrated to art and design. He works in pen, marker, airbrush, acrylic paint, and uses digital artwork to create his unique pieces. He has several different styles depending upon the genre of automobile he is illustrating. Chris has been a guest on Jay Leno’s Garage and you’ll find his art in many automotive magazines. His art is available as bespoke commissions, digital renderings, or as limited run archival prints on his website.

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Shelby Hall is a Professional Driver, Trainer, Event Facilitator, and Spokesperson at the Rod Hall Racing team. She spent seven years as the Administrator of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and she’s the Event Director of Rod Hall DRIVE organizing dynamic 4X4 events for clients around the world. Shelby has been off-roading since her grandfather, off road racing legend Rod Hall, introduced her to the sport as soon as she was able to reach the steering wheel. Over the past four years she has competed in numerous endurance races including: The Baja 1000 and the inaugural all-female Rebelle Rally where she traveled over 1,200 miles on a 7-day trek. 

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Brian Linn is a weekend race warrior. He’s figured out how to pull this off while having a job, and a family, outside of racing and do it with wins at an intense national level. Brian raced a 1972 MG Midget in both HP and FP at the 2016 SCCA Runoffs. Running in two classes, with one car, is no easy feat. That culminated in earning the Sunoco Hard Charger Award in FP and then the SCCA President’s Cup award for the best performance at the Runoffs. His father was a racer and Brian’s raced since his teens in cars including a Sprite, Spec Miata, Lotus 7, Honda CRX, and his MG Midget. Brian is also a talented artist who created digital paintings of automobiles and race cars in his spare time.

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Michael Paul Smith is a photographer who plays with model cars. His long career includes the advertising field where he was an art director, a textbook illustrator, a newspaper editorial artist, a museum display designer, and a model maker. Since retiring Michael has created Elgin Park, a miniature town where he builds scenes using vintage model cars and buildings of which he then photographs to create realistic images that go back in time. His 1/24 scale recreations are of everyday America from the mid-20th century ranging from the 1920s to the mid-1960s. The details are incredible and no Photoshop is used to create his timeless images.

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Dave Buckholz is the owner and driver at Two Tools Racing where he’s figured out how to wrap his passion for the Porsche marque and sports car racing in to his life. When he’s not racing Dave is an Area Sales Manager for Fleet and Commercial with General Motors. He’s a member of the Porsche Owners Club and a GT5 Time Attack Driver and a licensed Time Attack and Performance Driving School Instructor.

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ob Fuller is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, an annual event held at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. 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. Bob is also a concours judge for other major events including Amelia Island Concours, the Hilton Head Concours, and St. Johns Concours. Keels & Wheels has raised over $1 Million for charities. Bob is a retired Naval Aviator and had a successful career in the management recruiting business.

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Steve Ford has the coolest domain possible, TheCarGuy.com. He trademarked that title back in 1985 when he was a radio news featured broadcaster covering automotive consumer news and car tips. He’s worked in advertising, public relations, journalism, television, radio, magazines, and speaking engagements. Along the way he added teaching in the evenings at a community college and that grew to a position as an automotive technician-trainer for General Motors plus he is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. Steve hosted on the television show Talk 2 DIY Automotive. Steve also volunteers in support of Youth, Cars & Hands-On Career helping students see opportunities in the automotive industry.

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Jeff Cox is the President at Colors On Parade, a company that was launched in 2006. The company is the original body shop on wheels. The franchise provides on-location paint-less dent repair, body repair, windshield repair and replacement, headlight restoration, surface protection, paint chip repair, and interior repair. Their mobile service trucks operate in 50 cities around the country and offer an owner/franchise opportunity to their partners. Jeff’s passions include restoring old motorcycles and cars including his Harley Davidson or his ’55 Chevy Truck and ’65 Impala.

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Ruba Jurdi is the Founder and CEO of the Rally Royale otherwise known as your Passport to Paradise. She and her team provide premium automotive rally event management services. Whether you are an individual hoping to join a planned event or a club seeking to take your members on an unforgettable journey, or a business providing customers or associates with a trip of their lifetime, Rally Royale can make it happen. They plan rallies, lodging, receptions, galas, video, and photography in Europe and far away places including Oman, New Zealand, or anywhere on the planet.

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Mike Pennington is the Global Director of Training and Consumer Relations for Meguiar’s, the world’ leading surface care company. He oversees the company’s technical training programs and Customer Care Center. He also works closely with their R&D department to help study and develop new car care products. He heads training for outside sales staff and conducts a wide variety of hands on classes to teach and train users on the entire Meguiar’s surface care brand. Today he is here to share some of the new products that are available from Meguiar’s.

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Harley Cluxton is the Founder of Hammer Price, an online, real-time automotive auction site where you can be in many places all at the same time. Following the collector car market has never been easier. You can pick favorites, set alerts, use their pricing tools, get advice, and follow any number of auctions while they happen right on your mobile device, laptop, computer, or tablet. And when your favorite car crossed the auction block and is ready to sell, you’ll know it and never miss a chance to bid on your dream car. Those fluent in Ferrari history and endurance racing legends will recognize his father, Harley E. Cluxton III and the company Grand Touring Cars.

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E.C. Mueller is the Manager at the Portland International Raceway. The track hosted its first race in 1961 and by 1965 it was hosting regular drag races, motorcycle races, and road coarse racing. Over the years PIR has hosted Can Am races and numerous other venues including historic races, club events, and drag racing. The 1.967 mile, 12-turn course is challenging and fun and includes a long straightaway when the chicane is blocked. Before managing the track E.C. spent 10 years at Nissan Motor Company in Los Angeles and after college he worked with a professional sports car road racing team.

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Mike Brewer is a well-known presenter of television motoring programs, not to mention a journalist, producer, campaigner, motoring enthusiast, and family man. Not bad for a car dealer from South London! You’ll recognize him from the Discovery Channel TV show Wheeler Dealer where he and his buddy Edd China find, buy, restore, and sell all kinds of fun old cars. Mike’s been a presenter on numerous other shows and motorsports events. He owns Mike Brewer Motors, a dealership in Sheffield. He’s earned many awards including the Royal Television Society’s Best InVision Personality, and Broadcast Journalist of the Year two-years running.

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Paul Jones is the Managing Director at the Palm Beach Driving Club located at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. The 2-mile road course has hosted numerous events over the years from professional racing to vintage events. Paul joined the Palm Beach Driving Club in December 2016 and his past ventures include sales and marketing and a recent start up Fittipaldi Exotic Driving in Texas with Christian Fittipaldi. Paul worked a Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Palm Beach Driving Club is a member’s only club that offers weekly, year-round track programs for enthusiasts.

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Dean Wilson is the Vice President of marketing at Intercity Lines, in Warren , Massachuchetts, a family owned transport company that has been caring for and moving collector cars for over 35 years. You’ll see their trucks around the country on roadways and at prestigious concours and automotive events. Collectors and restoration experts including Wayne Carini, Jay Leno, Don Williams and many others trust Intercity Lines with their automobiles. Dean has been around the family business his entire life. Intercity was the first major carrier to adopt hydraulic lift gates and continues to set the standard for safe, reliable automobile transportation to this day.

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Diego Rosenberg has been an automotive enthusiast his entire life and it started with his father’s 1967 Cougar. While he loves all cars he is particularly fond of muscle cars having lived close to Carlisle and the Cecil County and Englishtown racetracks. Diego is a first time author and he teamed up with publisher Car Tech Auto Books and Manuals and wrote Selling The American Muscle Car, a book about the marketing of Detroit iron in the 60s and 70s. Diego is the voice of the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race in Michigan and a veteran of Hot Rod magazine.

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Arman Suciyan is a jewelry designer and maker who lives in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied at the Kent Institute of Art in the U.K. and studied under the famous designer Stephen Webster. Since 2011 he has crafted his own designs and created a unique line of men’s belt buckles, rings, cuff links and more inspired by classic cars. His passion and inspiration comes from his childhood passion for 50s and 60s American cars including Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth, Chryslers, Cadillac, and Buick. By taking design cues from these iconic brands Arman has created artistic yet useful tributes to automobiles that any enthusiast will immediately recognize.

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Andy Reid is a Certified sports car fanatic who travels the world to see what’s crossing the auction blocks. He’s written for Grassroots Motorsports, Racer, Vintage Motorsports, RM Sotheby’s, Victory Lane, Jaguar World, the Hagerty insurance website, and was the auction columns at Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years. He’s worked as a marketing director for several auction companies and Andy is currently the East Cost Editor and Auction Analyst at Classiccars.com which is the Zillow for the classic car auction industry. He is also a licensed independent collector car insurance specialist at Haydenwood Insurance. He is a respected concours judge and has his own collection of classic cars, motorcycles, and watches.

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Joey Todd is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Texas World Speedway where he is also a driving instructor for their HPDE, Teen Driving School, and Ride and Drive experience programs. In 2014 he launched World Racing League to fill the gap in the endurance racing market between the Crapcan series and pro endurance racing including WEC. He spent time helping to start and grow the Chumpcar series that caters to entry-level and low budget racers. Joey takes racing back to what it should be – friendly and fun, low stress, a bit challenging, and affordable yet professionally run and safe.

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Nelson Calle is the CEO at Classic Motors and The FJ Company where they specialize in restoring and selling the iconic Toyota FJ Land Cruisers. They dedicate themselves to performing full, frame-off restorations of the classic Japanese Toyota FJ20, FJ40, and FJ60 series land Cruisers creating moferd versions for today’s enthusiasts. Their vehicles are brought back to original condition or customized to whatever you want. Nelson is a life-long automotive enthusiast who raced for 15 years in karts and open wheel race cars and still participates in endurance and exhibition races. He personally conducts a 100-mile inspection on each and every restoration that leaves his facility.

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Dave Kindig is the owner and designer at Kindig-it Design in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since 1999 Dave and his wife Charity have built Kindig-it in to a one-stop, complete custom shop where automobiles and transformed in to spectacular works of rolling art. With his engineering degree in Hot Wheels and Legos, Dave and design go hand in hand. He and his talented team turn out some of the most Bitchin’ Rides on the planet and he’s received . You can watch them in action on Velocity’s Bitchin’Rides TV show where they build ground up restorations making their customer’s dreams come true.

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Chris Harrell is an avid classic car enthusiast and the visionary for RetroGrade Classics. Prior to founding RetroGrade Classics Chris had over two decades of business leadership and experience creating and growing consumer brands. He spent 12 years at design-centric tech/lifestyle brand Incase. At RetroGrade he works with automotive photographer and past Cars Yeah guest Michael Alan Ross and Jason R. Zahler. Chris is also the COO at 000 Magazine, a new publication with a focus on the Porsche marque and owns Eleven 9 Workshop, a consulting firm. Chris owns several Porsches and you’ll find him carving the canyons around Los Angeles or at club events at the track.

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Jason Patison has been part of the Luca Oil family since he was a freshman in high school. He worked for the company on his summer breaks and has had numerous roles in the business over the years. In 2011 Lucas Oil acquired MAVTV shortly after Jason transitioned to the network and it’s proven to be a perfect fit. Hason is the Programming Director and enjoys the challenge of rebranding the network to help make it THE motorsports destination by combining his years behind the wheel of various race cars placing him in a unique position to relate to the MAVTV’s target audience.

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Mitch Williams is the President and CEO at APR in Opelika, Alabama. APR is an automotive engineering firm founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of innovation, integrity, and excellence. Their mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen vehicles. Mitch has worked in the automotive industry for decades and has lead companies including Hella where he was the youngest president in their history, Cibie and Marchal Lighting, and RPUI, and he’s a former SEMA Chairman of the board.

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Julian White has been an automotive enthusiast since he was a little boy, carrying around his briefcases of Hot Wheels, and then graduating to building model cars. After a career in the movie industry, he founded the marketing company Web Video Vision in 1998. Julian’s profession as a Video Producer / Director and passion as a car enthusiast has been combined in to a lucrative career that allows him to travel the world working on Automotive projects. He currently is the Producer/Director of a web series titled “Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon” You can enjoy his show on Facebook and Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.

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Matt Torres is the founder of Southwestern Musclecar Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s a show solely dedicated to original and restored muscle cars. He then developed the Supernationals show and for the last 26 years that show has been one of the largest indoor auto events in the southwest. Along with his business partner Reggie Tibbetts and his wife Margret, the Supernationals continues to delight visitors from around the country. Over the years Carroll Shelby, Don Garlits, Cindy Williams and Henry Winkler have been just a few of the featured guests at Supernationals. They raise money for their local Ronald McDonald House by giving part of the proceeds to this worthy charity.

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Kyle Lauman owns and operates Night Shift Kustoms in St. George, Utah. For over ten years he’s designed and built custom hot rods for clients and himself. For two seasons you saw him on Discovery channel’s Vegas Rat Rods where he built some very cool rides. Kyle was raised in the small town of Parachute, Colorado where his love for fuel and spark was fostered by his father’s passion for motorcycles. Kyle’s love for 60s style Kustoms continues to drive his passion to build very cool custom cars.

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Richard Klein is the President and CEO at Advanced Battery Systems in Culver City, California. ABS is a leader in the automotive, high performance and industrial markets. With over 30 years of experience providing UPS systems, generators, industrial power backup systems, batteries, and accessories Richard and his talented team offer a wealth of experience. They are Southern California’s largest battery supplier and distributor and their line of products is extensive. Their services include design and installation, maintenance, and recycling. Richard serves on several industry boards and helps mentor small business owners.

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Matt Moreman owns and operates Obsessed Garage and Obsessed Wealth Management. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and in his early career designed and sold home theatre systems. He later worked as a wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch. After being medically diagnosed as obsessive compulsive, his doctor suggested he get out of his own head and let others in. Matt created Obsessed Garage, started a YouTube channel, and produced the Dialed In podcast. He followed up with an Obsessed Garage website and store all focusing on people who are obsessed with their passion for automobiles and their favorite room in the house, the garage. Matt’s life’s tagline is “All or Nothing”.

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Randy Nelson is the President of Swisstrax in Indio, California. Swisstrax designs and manufactures interlocking plastic floors for automotive enthusiasts who know the garage is the most important room in the house. Swisstrax serves customers in 26 countries and you’ll find their flooring in private garages, commercial facilities, on the floor of race team’s shops, celebrity’s homes, and automotive enthusiasts who require the best. Available in multiple colors they are easy and quick to install and transform a garage while providing a safe, non-slip surface.

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Freddie Hernandez and his wife Sharlene are the owners of Vintage Sportscar Restorations in Phoenix, Oregon. There he crafts high quality restorations of vintage Porsches. His focus is to provide clients with accurate and high quality work, bringing their cars back to original condition and most of the time, better than original. He does tear down, bodywork, paint, interior, suspension, engine restoration, and then rebuilding of vintage Porsche 911s. Freddie’s customers come from around the world to have their Porsche’s restored by him and he’s restored cars as far away as the Philippines, Guadalajara, and from around the United States.

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Paul Brian is regarded as one of our nation’s best-known, respected and in-demand automotive industry experts. He is a 35-year-veteran in Chicago broadcaster and sought-after speaker. For 20 years you’ve heard him on Chicago’s “Drive Chicago” radio show on Saturday mornings. He served for nearly 20 years as Director of Communications and spokesman for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. He’s the past president of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and recipient of two Midwest Emmy awards and he was inducted in to the Legends of Motorsport Guild’s Hall of Fame. And in 2014 he founded The Brian Group, a consortium of fellow experts focusing on investment banking opportunities in the automotive industry. Paul has also teamed up with past Cars Yeah guest, Lauren Fix on His Turn – Her Turn, a video new car review.

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Shan Fannin is an automotive artist who lives in Austin, Texas. She’s a professional artist who spent her early career in marketing and teaching elementary school art through a private homeschooling academy. When her husband added a 1961 Ford Thunderbird to the family garage she took on the challenge of painting her first automobile. That was 2014 and since then Shan’s focus and goal is to become one of the finest automotive artists in the country. Her work can be described as 90% realistic with 10% self-expression. She works primarily in large scale with mixed acrylic media.

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Tim Kawasaki is the Manager of Sales, Shipping, and New Product Development at Wheel Vintiques in City of Industry, California. The company is under the umbrella of the Coker Group of companies. Since 1986, Wheel Vintiques has been manufacturing steel wheels for restored classics, muscle cars, and hot rods. They design and manufacture their wheels in house right here in the USA. Their passion for detail and authentic O.E. fitment ensure clients precise sizing and accurate bolt pattern fit. Tim’s father is Wade Kawasaki, a past guest on Cars Yeah and President and COO at Coker Tires and he’s also the 2017 SEMA Chair elect.

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Dave DiMaria owns Vintage Car Works in Englewood, Colorado. There, he and his talented craftsmen have focused on the care and restoration of Porsche GT Carreras and Spyders. They have restored and race prepped vintage Porsche models including the: 904, 906, 550A, 718 LM, RS, Spyder, Carrera, and many others. Since the late 90s his shop has become internationally known for restoring these iconic and rare vintage race cars. His restorations have earned first place trophies at concours events including Amelia Island, Pebble Beach, Porsche Parades, and many others and his projects have brought record prices at auctions.

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Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, and Accredited Senior Appraiser and a member of the American Society of Appraisers. He is the Principal of Donald W. Osborne LLC / Automotive Valuation Services where he advises on collection building, vehicle acquisition, and sales. You’ll find Donald on the CNBC Primetime TV Show, Jay Leno’s Garage, or walking the lawns of numerous concours events around the world, and as a contributing automotive journalist for the finest publications available. His newest venture is a book titled Stile Transatlantico/ Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome. He teamed up with photographer Michael Furman and Coachbuilt Press to create a spectacular glimpse of the automobiles built in the decade and a half spanning the end of World War II and 1960. Owners of the book will be able to scan the cover using a special app on their smart phones and watch a movie in which Donald talks about the making of this book.

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Tim Lingerfelt owns Carolina Coach Crafters in Mooresville, North Carolina. There, he and his talented craftsmen and fabricators work to eternalize the allure of the classic automobile through true craftsmanship. They do mechanical, metal shaping, paint, and paint correction along with special projects. While Tim has a passion for the Porsche marque, at Carolina Coach Crafters they work on numerous automotive marques. They strive to preserve the history of the automobile; where it was made, for what purpose, and by whom – because they believe the design is in the details. Their mantra: You dream, we fulfill.

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Leigh Diffey is a native of Brisbane, Australian who lives in the U.S. and is a Play-by-Play Announcer with NBC Sports. Leigh is the voice of Formula One television and IndyCar. He travels the world covering Formula One along with David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. He was SPEED’s announcer and host for the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series, US rounds of the MotoGP, and he was a regular host on SPEED Center and The Speed Report. No doubt you've heard his voice on numerous other sports coverage shows around the world with his technical prowess including: the Olympics, World Cup Luge, NASCAR, golf, sailing, and rugby. Leigh has also worked for the BBC commentating the Superbike World Championship and World Rally racing.

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Kellen Silverthorn is an automotive artist and stone sculpture who has been car obsessed since his earliest memories. He is a collector of automotive fine art who has channeled his obsessions in to stone sculpting. His is a painstaking, and physically laborious process where he creates automotive sculptures from a single block of the finest quality marbles available. Each piece of stone is hand selected for its virtual kaleidoscope of natural color and patter. Hours of intricate hand finishing and painstaking inlays interwoven with the latest in computer-aided-milling robotics. Each of his works is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. From classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, to exotics, you’ll end up with something to treasure for your life.

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Deb Pollack is a luxury automotive consultant with a focus on promoting her clients, their products, and services to the automotive enthusiast. She has spent the better part of three decades representing quality companies with big names and big reputations including: Mitsubishi Motors, GM, Ferrari, Maserati, Singer Vehicle Design, plus numerous concours events around the country. A philanthropist at heart, Deb’s advocated the ability to team cars and camaraderie together bringing a support and focus to the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. She is the founder of Drive Toward a Cure, an all-new non-profit alternative to the numerous ‘for profit’ driving events, creating a new driving event to raise funds and awareness to benefit finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Francielena Mendez is an industrial engineer from Venezuela who has been based in Panama for the last two years. Before moving to Panama she was the technical trainer for the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3M Venezuela. Today she is the Product and Training Specialist for Meguiar’s car care products in Latin America covering the territory from Mexico to Argentina. She trains Meguiar’s staff and customers to become more skilled in their detailing utilizing the extensive line of quality car care products that Meguiar’s has to offer.

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Tony Zeal is the Global Training Manager at CTEK in Vikmanshyttan, Sweden. CTEK is a global company whose mantra, Maximizing Battery Performance, amply describes their goal. Formed in 1997, CTEK designs and builds a smarter battery charger and maintainer using a unique charge algorithm ensuring your battery stays charged and in proper working order saving you time and money. Tony was born in Cardiff, Wales and began his career as an apprentice with Vauxhall, General Motors. He worked for the Royal Automobile Club for 23 years and as a product development manager for Rozone, the UK Midtronics distributor. In 2012 he joined CTEK as a business development manager before opening and running their training school in Sweden.

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