Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Scott Furgiuele is a Partner at 2ndCar, an online auction site, buy it now sales, and an automotive blog for track events, DIY tips, and lots of cool car stories. Along with his business partner Tom Giertz, a past Cars Yeah guest, and Andy Ritt, Scott is a life-long automotive enthusiast who has turned his passion into a business. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 15 years and is an avid Porsche enthusiast, having owned many of them throughout his life. On the side when he’s not spending time with his wife and four children, or helping with his wife’s graphic design business, you’ll find Tom at the track racing his Spec Porsche 944.

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Matthew Banach is the Senior Director of Marketing for Gold Eagle Company, a business that was started by Armin Hirsch in 1932. Gold Eagle offers a complete line of protection for cars, boats and more. They offer a wide variety of products for engines plus interior and exterior surface care products. Matt has been with the company for 7 years and has worked in various areas. He has a passion for restoring cars and over the years, he and his father have restored 11 cars ranging from a 1953 Willys CJ3A to a Mercedes 280SL. Matt and I were introduced by another Matt at Digital Third Coast, where they analyzed 100,000 songs to discover a relationship between music and cars. They found more than 13,000 artists and 72,000 songs that mention cars; Mercedes being the most referenced. You can find this fun report on the Gold Eagle website.

 

 

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Jonathan Day, better known as JJ Da Boss, is from Memphis where the cars are fast, the pavement is dangerous, and street racing is a family affair. He’s the man on Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws: Memphis.  Back on October 15, they ran a special TV episode titled “The History of JJ,” which exposed a unique glimpse into his life and times. He runs an automotive business buying, selling, and fixing up cars to go really fast, but it’s the racing that gets his juices flowing. JJ and his family have enjoyed racing for five generations and today, with his wife Tricia, known as Midget, his cousin Precious, his son Doughboy, and the entire Memphis Street Outlaw team, they take on challengers from across the country. You can enjoy all of these adventures and fun on Discovery channel’s Street Outlaws Memphis.

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Jay Gillotti is the author of “Gulf 917”, a new book from Dalton Watson Fine Books that tells the story of the Porsche 917s raced by the John Wyer/Gulf Team in 1970 and 1971. Jay has contributed to several automotive books by other authors as well as the Porsche Club of America’s magazine, Panorama. He is an active member and writer for the Pacific NW Region of PCA and has moderated presentations with Brian Redman, John Horsman, Vic Elford, and Derek Bell. Jay has been a student of the golden age of sports car racing for decades and he began the “Gulf 917” project in earnest after retiring from the corporate world at the end of 2016. Jay is also a songwriter and recording artist with music available on CDBaby.com.

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Tom Giertz is the CEO at 2ndCar, an online auction site, buy it now sales, a blog for track events, DIY tips, and lots of cool car stories. Along with his business partners Scott Furgiuele and Andy Ritt, Tom is a life-long automotive enthusiast who has turned his passion into a business. Tom’s father was racing a Fiat Abarth Monza at the Sebring 12-Hour when Tom was still in the womb in 1961. Today, Tom races sports cars from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and he runs a ’64 Saab 96, a ’74 Porsche 914, and an ’84 Porsche 944. You’ll find him on any weekend in the CVAR vintage series, WRL 24 Hours of Lemons, Rallycrossing, Autocrossing and at Porsche Club of America events where he is the PCA, GTG Coordinator for The Lone Star Region. 

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Andrei Michailov is the Creative Director for the Romanian edition of Forbes magazine. He is also an accomplished automotive photographer who specializes in scale model car photography. He runs his own Creative Studio in Bucharest titled GB Media. GB stands for Good Business as his focus is on providing clients with great service from a great team with borderless creativity. Andrei started his business 15 years ago working with famous photographers from around the world, honing his craft. Today he is working on a special project titles One Big Small Garage, using highly detailed model cars to create unique photographs. If you step into Andrei’s office, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a huge collection of model cars.

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Andrei Michailov is the Creative Director for the Romanian edition of Forbes magazine. He is also an accomplished automotive photographer who specializes in scale model car photography. He runs his own Creative Studio in Bucharest titled GB Media. GB stands for Good Business as his focus is on providing clients with great service from a great team with borderless creativity. Andrei started his business 15 years ago working with famous photographers from around the world, honing his craft. Today he is working on a special project titles One Big Small Garage, using highly detailed model cars to create unique photographs. If you step into Andrei’s office, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a huge collection of model cars.

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Andrei Michailov is the Creative Director for the Romanian edition of Forbes magazine. He is also an accomplished automotive photographer who specializes in scale model car photography. He runs his own Creative Studio in Bucharest titled GB Media. GB stands for Good Business as his focus is on providing clients with great service from a great team with borderless creativity. Andrei started his business 15 years ago working with famous photographers from around the world, honing his craft. Today he is working on a special project titles One Big Small Garage, using highly detailed model cars to create unique photographs. If you step into Andrei’s office, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a huge collection of model cars.

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John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. Since their formation in the early 70s, Daryl Hall & John Oates have recorded 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units. They scored 10 number 1 records, over 20 Top-40 hits, and have toured the world for four decades. All this effort has earned John numerous American Music Awards, MTV Awards, and multiple Grammy nominations. In 2005, he and Daryl were inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2014, Hall & Oates was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. John’s long solo career continues since 1999 and his latest project entitled Arkansas was released this year. So, what does all this have to do with cars? When I met John at Rennsport this past summer, he shared his lifelong fascination with cars and racing.

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William Howard is the Regional Director of the Ferrari Club of America and joined the National Board of the Ferrari Club of America in 2015. He is also an active member of the Classic Car Club of America. William was born in Hong Kong and moved with his family to Bellevue, Washington in 1993. His mother was an actress and his stepfather was a director in the Hong Kong movie industry. While William studied video production with a dream to work in Hollywood, investing became William's prime vocation with an emphasis in real estate. He’s owned over 40 automobiles over the years including Mercedes AMGs, BMW M3s and M5s, Porsche Turbos, Audi S4s, a Ferrari F430, and a 430 Scuderia. Today his garage houses a Maserati Gran Turismo Levante, a Mercedes CLA250, and a Ferrari 458 that he has logged over 80,000 miles in. The Ferrari 458 is his daily driver. How cool is that?

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