Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Geoff Hacker has been called “Captain Curiosity” and the author and Cars Yeah guest Tom Cotter titled him “The Snipe Hunter” in his book Corvette in the Barn. Geoff’s a college professor, automotive historian, researcher, and adventurer. He’s the king of automotive barn finds and he’ll go anywhere to uncover and bring back to life vehicles many of us never knew existed or thought were long gone. Along with his friend of 30 plus years Rick D’Louhy they co-produce the website Forgotten Fiberglass where you can find them and the treasures they uncover. And now they are working on a book to share with the world under the same titles.

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Imagine growing up with a grandfather who holds the Guiness Book of World Records for owning the most cars. Eric LeMay was that boy. He is the Founding Director of the Harold E. LeMay Museum which grew in to the LeMay, America’s Car Museum in 1997. He now works as a consultant, to the LeMay Family Collection Foundation at Marymount in Tacoma Washington, a second automotive museum he has helped develop. After spending some time as a sports journalist he worked in communications for the government and then in marketing for one of the largest architectural firms in the world. Eric combined these skills to create a world-class automobile collection to honor his grandfather. This has turned in to a nearly two-decades long passion about teaching history through the automobile.

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Peter Harholdt is both a museum photographer and a veteran racer. He is a partner with Stance & Speed in the Monograph Series, where they publish automotive books. His clients have included the Smithsonian, the Louvre, MoMA, and the White House. He has raced in IMSA and the SCCA and has had podium finishes in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Can-Am. He’s also run at Bonneville. Among Peter’s recent automotive books are: Can-Am Cars in Detail, the Stance & Speed Monograph Series, and The Allure of the Automobile, and The Art of the Hot Rod, both with Ken Gross who has also been a guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Mike Cardenas is the Master Detailer for SweetCars,  in addition to being a nationally recognized automotive detailer. He is recognized as one of the top 20 detailers in North America by Dupont Registry Magazine. He is also a contributing writer for various forums, blogs, and detailing websites. Mike was the first student of famed detailer Todd Cooperider, and the Esoteric Elite Detailer Academy. He’s a certified trainer and conducts workshops and clinics for both the public and professionals alike and he assists car care manufacturers with development and testing for new products. Mike also serves as a technical car care consultant for clubs including Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.

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Dale LaFollette was the Track Manager at the Portland International Raceway for 27 years and oversaw up to 500 events a year from IMSA races to motocross, drag racing, police training, vintage racing, and more. He started selling racing photographs and metal sculpture through galleries while at the track in the 70s and 80s. During that time he started a mail order catalog business titled Vintage Motorphoto. When the Internet came along he jumped on board and sold through his website and eBay. For over 20 years he’s been a member of the nominating committee for the Motorsports Hall of Fame and he’s on the board of advisors for the World of Speed Museum that opens in Wilsonville, Oregon in April 2015.

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Roy Spencer owns Mercedes Heritage and has created Motorbinder, a beautifully presented photo book that leads the reader through the formative years of road racing in the United States. His creative selection of over 321 pages and 21,000 words along with carefully restored images take you on a journey with the great drivers and cars of the ‘50s and ‘60s. With an emphasis on the human side of the sport, the images surprise and impress and weave a story of drivers and marques in a golden age of motor racing. Motorbinder is a must have for every enthusiasts library. Roy also contributes to Autoweek, Cavallino, and the Star magazines. His Classic Mercedes-Benz sales and restorations activities at Mercedes Heritage are well known in the marque’s global community.

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Chuck Bennett is the president of Zymol, a unique and premium car care company that he started over 30 years ago. The unique formulas are rooted in nature and science and the first batch of Zymol was cooked up in a coffee urn in Chuck’s kitchen. The brand is known world wide among automotive enthusiasts and he’s been creating high quality car care for the most discerning collectors to the avid enthusiast who wants his or her vehicle to look their best while being protected from the elements. Originally based in Connecticut, he moved the company to Brooksville Florida where he grows his own carnauba and other plants that they use in Zymol products that are pure, powerful, and perfect!

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Richard Pietruska’s Motor Art exhibits the dynamic fluid motion of the automobile while simplifying the basic design lines of some of the most exotic vehicles of the past and present. Richard studied automotive design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he received a degree in automotive design and he earned his masters of fine arts degree there as well. He has been a professor at the college for over 40 years. He is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and has won the prestigious Peter Helck Award for 3 years in a row and he won numerous Athena Awards of Excellence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. His amazing work can be seen in many automotive magazines, private collections, and museums around the world.

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Kevin Davis is a self-described serial entrepreneur living in Montana where he manages five business ventures from web development to vacation homes. A car guy from an early age, Kevin has always enjoyed meeting other automotive enthusiasts and loves the car hobby. Never one to sit still, he started detailing cars and created his latest product, the Detailer’s Helper. It’s a lightweight, paint friendly tool belt designed for professionals and the home enthusiast who love to take care of their favorite rides. Think of a tool belt for the car care crowd. He’s with us today just back from the SEMA show where he spent some time sharing his new creation with the automotive market.

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Scot Keller is the Chief Curator at America’s Car Museum. He directs the Museum’s exhibitory and exhibitions. His career in the automotive industry spans three decades. He’s worked at BMW, Callaway engineering, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Audi in advertising, merchandising, communications, and strategic development. He worked for the Chrysler Corporation in Detroit and for General Motors as well He had direct responsibility for GM’s heritage activities and co-founde the GM Heritage Center museum in Detroit.

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