Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Tim Considine is the author of the book Twice Around The Clock - The Yanks at Le Mans, a huge multi-volume, unapologetically chauvinistic personal history of over 320 American drivers and the American cars that have participated in the epic 24 Hours of Le Mans. His book is a frank, sometimes blunt, personal account that makes history human – and these volumes unique. Each of the three books is close to 120,000 words in length with approximately 300 black and white and color images, per volume, from around the world, interspersed throughout – many never seen before. It is the culmination of Tim’s research and interviews conducted for over 26 years and written over the last six years and covers from 1923 through 1979. Tim was my guest back in June of 2015 and you may know him from his time on TV on the original Mickey Mouse Club, Shaggy Dog, My Three Sons, and many more. His son Chris, CEO of CXC Simulations, has also been a guest here on Cars Yeah.


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Mike Tatro is a car collector whose automotive enthusiasm has filled his garage with over 100 cars. He is a retired business owner who enjoys his days with a number of automotive activities. He is the Chairman of his local chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club, a member of the Shelby Club of America, the MG Club, the Austin Healy Club, Porsche Club of America, the Datsun Club, and the BMW Club. He loves to work on cars and his collection, which he calls ‘CarMichael Vintage Vehicles’ is an eclectic group of vehicles which houses in an 18,000 square foot garage/warehouse near his home. That collection includes 105 cars, 7 motorcycles, 2 wooden boats, and a motorhome.

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Ron Baker is the founder of Driven, a marketing organization where he has found a way to weave his passion for cars into his career. He has created over 500 car events for major automotive manufacturers. He has produced car related television programming – 5 series in total spanning 9 years on the air. Ron has also created numerous promotional and training presentations and written marketing programs and developed technology to enhance the consumer experience at car shows. He also developed the broadcast facility at Cobo Hall, Detroit, for the North American International Auto Show. Ron is a driving instructor who teaches performance and defensive driving courses as well. He continues to race, campaigning a 2-litre formula car and he is an accomplished musician who performs professionally. 

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Randy Kerdoon is a multi-award-winning sportscaster who has been on the airwaves for 30 years on KFWB, Fox-11, and currently KNX 1070 Newsradio in Los Angeles, California. He has earned numerous broadcasting awards including a “Best of Radio”, a Gold Medal and Golden Mike awards. In 2014, he decided to wrap his passion for cars into a podcast that he calls “Talking About Cars” where he interviews a wide variety of guests who love classic cars. I was honored to be a guest on his show during my attendance at The Classic Auto Show in Costa Mesa, California where I was interviewed by Randy and past Cars Yeah guest Bob Beck. Randy loves old cars and he currently has two collector cars, a 1957 Pontiac Custom Safari 2 door wagon and a 1964 Dodge Polara hardtop.

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Andy Leach is the owner of Cal Automotive Creations where he and Ron Cizek, and their team build custom cars. His father got him into cars at the age of 14 and his first car was a 1937 Ford that he learned how to weld and form metal on. He worked with Troy Trepanier at Rad Rides by Troy for 5 years where he honed his talents. Andy and Ron built a 1940 Ford they titled Checkered Past and won the 2013 Ridler Award which was an incredible accomplishment given it was the first car out of their newly formed shop. I had the honor of meeting Andy at The Classic Auto Show in Costa Mesa California where I interviewed him on their Celebrity Stage along with his friend Wayne Carini, another past Cars Yeah guest.

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Burt “BS” Levy is known as the World’s Fastest Novelist. He is an award-winning motorsports journalist, an infamous author, a lifelong British car nut, and notorious racecars ride mooch who has earned over 80 amateur and vintage race wins. He is the author of the celebrated cult classic 1950s sports car novels The Last Open Road, its sequels Montezuma’s Ferrari, The fabulous Trashwagon, Toly’s Ghost, The 200 MPH Steamroller and his utterly hilarious short story collection, A Potside Companion. Today Burt returns to Cars Yeah to share his latest venture, The Last Open Road audiobook. A true automotive entrepreneur, Burt is sure to fill our ears with his humor and iconic “BS”, so hide your car keys and listen up.

Burt was first on Cars Yeah way back on August 3 and 4, 2014, and he was my first two-part show being guest on episodes #47 and #48.

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Mike Dennison is the President of Powered Vehicles Group and CEO of Fox Factory. For more than 40 years, FOX Factory has been an industry leader in the design and development of high-performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for bicycles, on-road and off-road vehicles and trucks, side-by-side vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. Prior to FOX Mike was entrenched in Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry, spending almost 20 years with Flex Ltd., a diversified technology manufacturer of products from printers and smartphones to audio systems and wearables. As CEO Mikes oversees relationships with Ford Performance, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Carroll Shelby International’s Raptor development programs, and countless other projects that allow him to live his automotive dreams. 

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Ben Clymer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HODINKEE. Widely considered a leading voice in the watch industry, Ben founded the company in 2008 as a means to write about his passion for wristwatches, a passion that started when he received his grandfather’s Omega Speedmaster. Ten years later, Ben has grown HODINKEE into the foremost destination for all things in the world of horology - a robust media and retail platform that brings its readers and consumers the best wristwatch content and products in a way that is approachable, authentic and honest. 

Ben is an avid photographer, watch collector and classic car enthusiast. He has been recognized as part of the Hypebeast 100, Digiday’s Changemakers, and Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40, while HODINKEE has been named as one of Time’s 50 Best Websites, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Of The Year. 

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Dean Cusano is the CEO of Motorcars Incorporated in Plainville, Connecticut. He is involved in the Automotive Restoration industry and a certified judge for Concours d'Elegance by Jaguar Cars. Dean has been responsible for the restoration of over 215 E-type Jaguars and has been a worldwide distributor of Vintage Jaguar Motorcars for over 35 years. Dean is the North East Regional Director for Jaguar Clubs of North America and serves on many automotive Concours Judging teams in the North East. Dean is the Lead Judge and also the initial creator of the “Dream Show” in Farmington Connecticut for the Hometown Foundation that is based in Cheshire Connecticut. Started in 2013 the Dream Show has grown to one of the largest Cause-related Motorcar shows in North America. The Hometown foundation has donated over 2 million dollars to benefit various charities ranging from Special Olympics and Unified sports and programs for the developmentally disabled to Pet Rescue programs.

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Rupert Banner is the Group Motoring Director for Bonham Auction House based at Bonhams, New York and is responsible for overseeing the International Motoring Department. He is an auctioneer, business acquisition extraordinaire, cataloguer, researcher and valuer with 25 years' experience in the auction industry, at all three major international houses. In 1994, he began converting his lifelong automotive enthusiasm into a career, which has included 13 years with two other major fine art auction houses and for the last dozen years at Bonhams the most car-centric of the three. He has handled numerous major collections auctions including celebrities, large collections, and automobile museums. Throughout his career, he has retained an overriding passion for cars from the dawn of motoring, campaigning a variety of jalopies on the British London to Brighton Run each November since the 1980s.

Bonhams will hold an auction at this year’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.

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