Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Aaron Shelby is the Executive Vice President at Legacy Texas where he and his team operate as the Subsidiary Manager overseeing LegacyTexas Title, Mortgage, and Commercial Lending. He also operates the Shelby family timber business in East Texas – JFS Timber Partners. In 2016 Aaron was named to the Board of Carroll Shelby International, the umbrella organization under with the Shelby entities operates. In this role, he acts as brand ambassador for Shelby and helps to maintain the relationship with Ford Motor Company. His charity work includes being on the Board of Directors of the Carroll Shelby Foundation and the NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). Aaron Shelby is the grandson of Texas racing legend Carroll Shelby.

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Tim Medvetz is the Founder of The Heroes Project, a foundation that makes the impossible a reality by empowering our injured veterans through physical and emotional training. He and his team organize expeditions to challenge vets who have been severely wounded to redefine their personal limits post-injury. Tim is a custom motorcycle builder and rider who built bikes for the Hollywood elite. He is a lifelong wanderer, nomad, and natural extreme athlete who rode his chopper across the country numerous times. He was a member of the notorious Hells Angels motorcycle club and has traveled all over the world. His adventures have taken him to Mt. Everest which he has summited and it was one of those treks that inspired Tim to take a wounded veteran to Everest and to start The Heroes Project, a foundation dedicated to raising funds to help more severely injured men and women veterans.

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Tim Medvetz is the founder of The Heroes Project, a foundation that makes the impossible a reality by empowering our injured veterans through physical and emotional training. He and his team organize expeditions to challenge vets who have been severely wounded to redefine their personal limits post-injury. Tim is a custom motorcycle builder and rider who built bikes for the Hollywood elite. He is a lifelong wanderer, nomad, and natural extreme athlete who rode his chopper across the country numerous times. He was a member of the notorious Hells Angels motorcycle club and has traveled all over the world. His adventures have taken him to Mt. Everest which he has summited and it was one of those treks that inspired Tim to take a wounded veteran to Everest and to start The Heroes Project, a foundation dedicated to raising funds to help more severely injured men and women veterans.

Direct download: Ep1362-Tim_Medvetz.mp3
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Jason Fiorito has been President of Pacific Raceways for 17 years, and President of Pacific Innovation Center for 6 years. Jason is responsible for financing, strategic planning, governmental relations, master planning and developing track and innovation center relationships and partners. Jason was instrumental in working with local governments to secure legislation that allows for the development and improvements that are planned for Pacific Raceways, including Pacific Innovation Center, a tech campus designed to accelerate innovation in automotive technology. He is the third generation of his family to have involvement with the Kent facility. Prior to becoming raceway and Innovation Center President, Jason worked in the family’s heavy highway construction business in quarrying, mining, and commercial development. 

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Ryan ZumMallen is the founder of Carrara Media and the author of its first title, Slow Car Fast: The Millennial Mantra Changing Car Culture for Good, which is available for preorder now. It will release today, August 19 as an eBook at CarraraBooks.com. Most recently, Ryan served as Senior Writer for Trucks.com and his freelance work has appeared in Road & Track, The Verge, Autobytel, and many other publications. His weekly newsletter on car culture is called Race Day and new issues release every Wednesday on Substack.com.

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Steven Posner is the CEO and Partner at Putnam Leasing, a company he joined in 1983. Putnam is the largest independent lessor of exotic and collectible automobiles in the country. Putnam has over a quarter billion dollars in high-end motorcars in its fleet employing over 25 specialists and offices from coast to coast. Steven started in the leasing business at the age of 18 and worked at several different companies in a variety of roles. He has been a member of the National Vehicle Leasing Association since 1989 and served as chapter Chairman of the New York-New Jersey Connecticut chapter from 2000 to 2002. He also serves on the executive board of the Carrington Charitable Foundation, an organization that assists severely wounded war veterans. 

His colleague, Karen Sundstrom, is a past Cars Yeah guest and is a Finance Specialist for Putnam Leasing in Orange County California.

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Matt Nasworthy is the Florida Public Affairs Director for AAA – The Auto Club Group. He has worked at AAA for over 20 years with expertise in Learning and Development and Public Relations. In 2007, Matt developed an innovative training curriculum for Road Service technicians. It focused primarily on safety at the roadside and this program has continued to reduce crashes, injuries, and damages in 11 states. Matt also spent several years managing the Teen Driver Safety and Impaired Driving Programs for the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. AAA is a huge supporter of the Gasparilla Concourse, an annual event that takes place in April. Through AAA’s support, the Concours donated over $20,000 to Shriners Hospital for children.

A shout out to Joanne Pistorious and her husband Brando who introduced me to Matt. They are the Founders of the Gasparilla Concourse and both are past guests here on Cars Yeah.

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Ben Tarlow is the Owner of Mid-Century Motoring located an hour outside of New York City in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. They are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured classic car dealer and brokerage firm accepting consignment, sourcing cars for clients, and providing auction consulting. Each classic automobile is treated as a personal automobile while in Ben’s care. Ben originally worked in the auction industry and soon embarked on purchasing unique cars out of Europe and that lead to an import business. He is also an avid vintage racer who campaigns an old Mini and a ’59 Bugeye Sprite. Today Ben is embarking on a large expansion of the business and starting with a new facility in the very near future.

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Rick Ivester is the Founder and Owner of The Vault Tampa Bay, located in Tampa, Florida. The Vault is respected and recognized for their “Fine Preservation and Storage Solutions”. It’s the ideal place for their clients to store exotic and classic automobiles. Rick also offers Brokerage Services for cars, limited and rare race collectibles, automobilia and petrolina related items that are for sale.  His entrepreneur nature started at the early age of 6 when he sold his pencil-drawn pictures of early model Ford roadsters to fellow classmates for their lunch money.  In addition to The Vault, trucking has been Rick’s primary business for the last 42 years working for 3 large corporations and as an independent salesperson for the last 12 years. 

Rick is on the Board of Directors of the Gasparilla Concourse, an annual event that takes place in April. He has been instrumental in gathering business owners and fellow philanthropists to donate good and services for their annual charity event. Through those efforts, they have donated over $20,000 to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

A shout out to Joanne Pistorious and her husband Brando who introduced me to Rick. They are the founders of the Gasparilla Concours and both are past guests here on Cars Yeah.

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Jenifer ‘Jeni’ Swanson is a member of the Board of Directors for Athena Racing, an organization founded by past Cars Yeah guest Loxley Browne, designed to support young women in racing. Jeni is a racer herself who loves to wrench on her cars, both race cars, and vintage cars. She and her daughter are restoring a 1964 Ford Ranchero. Her career started in commercial real estate and property management more than 20 years ago. She went back to law school and has been a practicing real estate attorney since 2012 where she helps commercial landlords with their transactional needs. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Corvette Magazine for her racing and she is a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for two consecutive years. Jeni is also a member of the Executive Committee for the California Lawyer’s Association Real Property Law Section.

 

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