Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Peter Nam, is the founder and CEO of Vorsteiner, a company best known as a global leader in providing advanced and innovative products for high-end luxury vehicles including Lamborghini and McLaren. Recently, Peter incorporated his 14 years of experience at Vorsteiner to create Gunther Werks, a new company that specializes in using modern technology to develop its Porsche 993 400R Project. The team at Gunther Werks has worked tirelessly to retain the driving experience offered by the original 993, while updating it with the most cutting-edge technology available today. Only 25 examples of the Porsche 993 400R Project will be produced, all hand-built to each customers specifications with no two units being identical. I had the pleasure of seeing one of these builds while at The Quail last summer and it is spectacular.

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Howard Freers is a retired automotive professional and enthusiast who spent over four decades between the Chrysler Corporation and the Ford Motor Company. His career included roles in engineering, powertrain systems, electrical engineering, and many other titles as Chief Engineering and in executive roles. Howard is a Society of Automotive Engineers Fellow, a Distinguished Senior Member, an Engineering Society of Detroit Fellow, Eminent Engineer – Tau Beta Pi, and has an Honorary Doctor of Engineering via Rose Hulman. He is also a Trustee and Board of Managers – Rose Polytechnic and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Howard’s son David Freers is a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Morgan Brady is the Team Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Core Autosport. He is also the Managing Partner for Composite Resources. By combining his expertise as a leader in composite manufacturing and running racing teams Core won IMSA Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014 Core Autosport was awarded a contract from Porsche to operate all of the German brands top level racing in North America. That partnership resulted in Porsche winning the IMSA Manufacture Championship in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 Morgan expanded his sites and he acquired an interest in Composite Resources and he is focused on transforming the business in to the premier Tier-3 composites supplier to the aerospace industry.

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Wayne Long is life-long car guy whose love for cars started at the early age of 2. He would accompany his family to the SCCA races to support his Uncle who raced a Bug-eye Sprite and later a Fiat OSCA. As Wayne entered the teenage years he quenched his thirst for competition by racing Motocross. By the time Wayne finished college, and started working as a Civil Engineer, he had switched from motorcycles to cars and began Autocrossing. Wayne spent 21 years practicing Engineering before he finally got his opportunity to enter the automotive industry. Opening Mid-Atlantic Sports Cars 10 years ago, Wayne and his childhood friends, Rick and David Biafora, chased their dream. Since becoming a full-time automotive junkie Wayne has become a regular on the national auction circuit buying investment cars for his high-end clients. In addition, Wayne has become a Concours judge supporting events such as the Cortile at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix as well as the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance and he is the Executive Director of the new Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance.

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Boyd Coddington Jr. grew up in his father’s hot rod shop and wheel factories learning every lug nut and bolt of the companies using the time-tested methods of “hands on / bruised knuckles”. He expanded the company’s product line helping to grow Boyds Wheels in to the largest custom billet wheel company in the world producing nearly 220,000 wheels annually. After the untimely passing of his father in 2008, Boyd acquired the Boyd Coddington trademarks and brands and started an aftermarket design studio and brand licensing company. In 2014 he founded Boyd Coddington Detail Garage, a high-end line of professional/enthusiast car care products. Carrying on his father’s hard work, dedication, and inspiration Boyd continues to grow the Boyd Coddington Companies.

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Peter Gleeson is an automotive enthusiast whose passion for cars began when he was a child growing up in South London and trips to Brands Hatch to see the races. From his meager beginnings Peter learned hard work, and over working, would get him where he wanted to be. After years of success in business, Peter has put together a unique and eclectic collection of automobiles that he shares through concours events and clubs. He has an incredible array of BMW Motorsport race cars, including the Peter Greg, Frank Stella Art Car, and the memorabilia that fits the era plus a wide variety of other marques and some bikes as well. I found Peter on the Lawn this year at Pebble Beach with his magnificent 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S. For Peter it’s about the art, the story, the history, and the people behind the cars.

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Kent Bain is the Founder and Director of Automotive Restorations in Fairfield, Connecticut. Founded in 1978, Automotive Restorations and their sister company, Vintage Racing Services, have garnered numerous awards and a reputation for quality and integrity. Their work is found at exhibits all around the globe earning notable awards from Pebble Beach to the Concorso d’Eleganza Lake Como Italy. Their Vintage Racing Services restores and prepares racing and rally cars that participate as far afield as China, New Zealand, and across the US and Europe. Kent is an active vintage racer and the winner of the SVRA’s driver of the year award in 1999. He is also a founding partner of The Collectors Car Garage and a number of other classic automotive enterprises.

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Dan Chambers is the owner of Chambers Environmental in San Diego, California, a specialty business where he combines his passion for the environment by helping his customers with their needs. Dan’s bigger passions is in the world of cars and driving fast. He’s an active Porsche Club of America time trial competitor and driving instructor. He’s served on the PCA regional board in many positions including Vice President, Autocross Chair, Tours Chari, Chief Driving Instructor, High Performance Driver Education Program to name just a few. He has earned multiple class driving awards in autocrosses and time trial as well.

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Jason Zaideman is the Founder and President of Operation Combat Bikesaver. He is a United States Army Veteran and Combat Engineer who served Prior to 9/11. Jason started his program in a shed in his back yard as a way to help veterans and first responders. The first bike project in that shed was a green KZ750. At Operation Combat Bikesaver they build bikes with heroes, for heroes, breathing life back in to tarnished motorcycles while honing the skills and minds of Veterans and First Responders from the deafening grasp of PTSD, PBI, and Depression. Participants fabricate, paint, weld, build, and resurrect bikes that were once damaged and forgotten in to something new and truly unique. Jason's father was a US Marine in Vietnam and he was the famed Rat Fink artist Randy Zaideman. His father taught Jason and his siblings how to express themselves creatively at a very early age and now Jason is passing those talents forward.

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William Edgar owns Edgar Motorsport and he has been an automotive photographer, journalist, and author since 1968. Born the son of a 1930s outboard hydroplane pilot and legendary sports car racing team owner, John Edgar, William was on-the-ground in time to witness the Fabulous Fifties’ golden age of sports car races that included Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Torrey Pines, Golden Gate Park, and the GP track his father’s financing built, Riverside International Raceway. William has made historical films and worked in live action television documentaries with racers including Mario Andretti, Sam Posey, David Hobbs, and many others. He earned the Dean Batchelor Award for his book American Sports Car Racing in the 1950’s, co-authored by Michael T. Lynch, a past Cars Yeah guest, and Ron Parravano. No doubt you’ve read his prize-winning stories and seen his photographs featured in hundreds of magazines around the world.

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