Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Chris Bock is the Chief Judge and a member of the Selection Committee for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He’s served as Chief Judge since 2013 and he attended his first Pebble Beach Concours back in 1963 at the age of 18. Over the decades, he’s served as a Class Judge and numerous other roles helping make the Concours a success. Chris has been an entrant on five occasions – often showing Packards, a marque to which he is devoted. He has also served as President and National Head Judge of the Classic Car Club of America and as editor of The Cormorant for The Packard Club. This year, Chris put together a display of Eisenhower Era Dream Cars for Pebble Beach. Chris is a retired real estate broker and a foster parent.

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Mark Lieberman is the President of Nostalgic Motoring Ltd. in Auburn Hills, Michigan, where he and his team deal in classic and collectible automobiles. Mark has several patents to his credit and in 1991, he purchased the first of 5 Tucker automobiles that he has owned. Mark is actively involved in restoration, preservation, and manufacturing parts for Tucker automobiles. He continues to serve the AACA Museum on their board of directors, the Tucker Automobile Club of America as their Technical Advisor, Historian, and Director of the Archives. This year, Mark will serve as a judge for the Tucker Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This is the first time a Tucker will be on the lawn at Pebble Beach and in fact, there will be 12 Tuckers on display in addition to the Tucker test chassis.

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Elad Shraga was born in Israel and has been fascinated with all things mechanical since he was a child. While his career is in finance, his passion is cars and he began collecting at the age of 17, starting with motorcycles and then cars. His true love is light, small package Italian cars and in particular, the OSCA. He is bringing to the Pebble Beach Concours two of his OSCAs; a 1949 OSCA MT4 Siluro (Cigar), the second OSCA ever made, and the only Cigar body left in the world. The other is a 1952 MT4, a unique inside-grill headlight model with extensive West coast racing history. Both of these cars are featured on this year's Pebble Beach Retro-Auto poster this year. Elad is a fan of touring, including the Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand, the Leggenda di Bassano and of course, the Holyland 1000. With his partner, Amir Almagor, they were instrumental in putting on the Holyland 1000 Rally, and it is their way to give back to the hobby in a unique and diverse setting, which included 80 cars from 12 countries.

Cars Yeah guest and Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours, Sandra Button, and her husband Martin, recently participated in the Holyland 1000 and drove one of Elad’s OSCAs on their incredible journey.

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Thomas Plucinsky is the Head of BMW Group Product Communications for BMW of North America. Tom has been with BMW for 29 years in both Canada and the USA, spending time in product strategy, parts and service, and the motorcycle division prior to his current role. Tom leads a team that is responsible for product and technology communications with the media for BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad, as well as Motorsport and Classic. He is the BMW North America historian and is responsible for the BMW USA Classic Collection which includes a range of vehicles that represent the 40 plus year history of BMW in North America. He is an avid automotive enthusiast who has been honing his driving skills in cars and motorcycles since he was old enough to drive and he is the only BMW North America employee checked out to drive all the classic race cars in the collection.

I was fortunate to meet Tom at the opening of the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, Heroes of Bavaria exhibit where he brought some of BMW Classic’s race cars to the museum, which are now on display through May 2019.

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His Highness, Rana Manvendra Singh, belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Barwani in Madhya Pradesh, India. Keenly interested in automobiles from an early age, he successfully melded his passionate hobby with work, starting India’s first vintage and classic car restoration workshop in 1978. Today, he is a well-known and respected authority on vintage and classic cars in India. As such, he has been featured on numerous television programs and has written for many publications. He co-authored the book Automobiles of the Maharajas with Sharada Dwivedi. A founding member of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India, Manvendra Singh serves as Curator for the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance and has judged at many other car events including Pebble Beach for the past six years. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and has represented India on the FIA International Historical Commission. He is also a Judge at the Peninsula Best of the Best Awards.

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Colin Feichtmeir is on the Selection Committee and he is a Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Born and raised in Mountain View, California, Colin's father and uncle exposed him to antique cars from infancy. Together they had a collection of over 100 cars, half of which were pre-1925 American antiques and post-war sports cars. At the age of 19, Colin and his brother bought their first old car, a Model T chassis, restored into an authentic, period racer. Since then, his automotive interests pretty much border on unhealthy obsessions, ranging from everything pre-war (American and European) and post-war European sports cars up to 1965 (with a couple exceptions of course). 

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Mike Caudill is the CEO of Driven360 in Temecula, California. His company is an international public relations and marketing agency serving clients on a global level. With a focus on the automotive sector, Driven360 has developed successful media programs in the US and multiple foreign markets. Mike is a nationally recognized on-air TV personality who provides key insights and expert commentary from general news to politics and the automotive sector. He’s been featured on TV news stations nationwide where you may have seen Mike on America’s #1 cable morning show, Fox & Friends, sharing great things happening in the auto industry. He’s also appeared on Fox Sports and the automotive industry insider website OurAutoExpert. Mike is also a “hired gun” and corporate consultant helping companies with their public relations and restructuring efforts.

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Dave Sparks, known as Heavy D., and Dave Kiley, known as Diesel Dave, run DieselSellerz in Woods Cross, Utah. You’ll also recognize them from the Discovery Channel’s Diesel Brothers TV show. They are two entrepreneurs who love the outdoors and building four-by-four trucks and Jeeps. But their builds aren’t your average, everyday truck builds… these are really big, badass diesel trucks that will blow you away. DieselSellerz is a haven for diesel fanatics everywhere and they sell you everything from accessories, gear, to full-blown off-road trucks. Their motto is “Let Diesel Freedom Ring!”. Their Diesel Brothers TV show is filled with cool builds and shenanigans that take you on a wild ride. 

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John Gardner is the host of two popular televisions shows on Velocity; Tech Garage and Motorhead Garage. John is an ASE master certified automotive technology instructor at Chipola College where his motto is “Outdo one another in showing honor”. He completed the General Motors ASEP, Associate of Science degree programs at Broward College and John worked for several years at General Motors as a lead technician. His communication skills and wide knowledge base led him to pursue a career in education completing further studies through Florida International University. His passion for the automotive trade has developed into training for much of the automotive industry. 

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Peter Wallman is a Consultant at Kidston SA Company located in Geneva, Switzerland. Kidston is a company that’s been in the automotive business for 30 plus years. Today, he works out of London as a consultant for the Kidston business in the United Kingdom. He has extensive knowledge of sports and racing cars from the 1950s and 60s. While in Milan, he consigned a fine selection of cars from the Laidlaw collection from Italy for the inaugural and record-breaking Automobiles of London Auction. One of his many career highlights was consigning the ex-Fangio 1956 Works Ferrari 290 MM to RM Sotheby’s New York Auction in 2015. Peter is also a dedicated enthusiast of classic Riva wooden boats. Some of his auto collection includes a 1961 Jaguar E-Type, a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, and an original 1961 Riva Ariston. 

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