Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

John Mills is a long time SCCA race car driver and a championship GT3 racer who has held lap records at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course and Grattan Raceway. John is a seasoned fabricator, which allows him to design and build his own race cars specializing in custom roll cages, which he builds for other racers as well. In 2008, John suffered a traumatic brain injury that had immeasurable effects on his life. After a long rehabilitation, he returned to racing with a focus on helping others. He became a motivational speaker, a Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI Advocate and Survivor, he promotes Brain Injury Awareness, and he is part of the Racing Safety United (RSU), a new driver safety advocacy group with representatives from many areas in motorsports. 

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Preston Calvert is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Preston is also a racer who competes in GT and GTS classes and is a Medical Adviser to the Pirelli World Challenge. He currently drives a 2018 Panoz Avezzano GT4, a 2018 Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup car, a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette SCCA GT2, and a 2012 Ford Mustang SCCA T2. He holds multiple Championships and track records. He’s an Army veteran of 15 years and practiced medicine for 27 years. Preston is part of Racing Safety United (RSU), a new driver safety advocacy group with representatives from many areas in motorsports. 

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Anthony Jannarelly is the Co-Founder at Jannarelly Automotive, a Retro-Futuristic sports car manufacturer in Dubai. He has been an automotive designer and engineer since 2008. His past includes time as the Design Director at W Motors where he designed and followed the development of the W Motors Kykan and Fenry with Ruf and Magna Steyr. He is a speaker in the automotive trend industry, known for his expertise in automotive design, furniture design, and conceptual art in video games. Jannarelly Sports Cars targets automotive enthusiasts who love the joy of motoring and owning beautiful objects, with the free spirit of the golden age of the 60s, in its purest form. 

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Jim Valentine is an automotive artist who creates spectacular mosaics. He grew up near Watkins Glen Racetrack and so began his passion for auto racing. His education includes a degree in electronic engineering and he worked for McDonald Douglas on jet fighter airplanes. After moving to California, he worked in art including photography, bronze metal sculptures, and stone carving. Jim even made golf putters where the head of the putter was a car. After a trip to Mexico, he got the idea to work in the medium of mosaics and after a trip to Home Depot to get a tile saw, he created his first art piece that sold right away. That was 16 years ago. Today, his Exotic Mosaics business features car marques and automotive images.

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Michael Andrew is the Director of Red Line Oil. Red Line Synthetic Oil began creating lubricants for the racing industry in 1979. Today they manufacture more than 100 quality products including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additive and their popular WaterWetter cooling additive. Prior to leading Red Line, Michael was Manager of Midstream Business Development and JV’s for Phillips 66. He has been in the Oil & Gas industry for nearly 20 years and has held positions in offshore operations, sales, optimization, strategy and business development. Michael graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY with a BS in Marine Transportation and received a commission as an officer in the US Naval Reserves and a USCG unlimited tonnage merchant mariner license. 

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Mark McCracken is founder and CEO of Makemodel.com, an automobile-focused trivia game that challenges players to guess the make and model of the day's featured vehicles based on very closely cropped photos. A seasoned professional, his career in automotive marketing began 20 or so years ago as an executive producer and co-owner of Motorsports Weekly TV, an Emmy-winning regional cable show that looked at the lighter side of racing. Over the years, he’s had the opportunity to work with some of the top companies in the automotive aftermarket industry, inventing new and relevant ways to connect brands to consumers. Like so many of us, he picked up the car hobby from his father who took him to auto shows and taught him how to do basic maintenance on cars. 

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Steve Feldman, aka Steve’s POV, is a YouTuber who has taken his passion for cars, more specifically Japanese cars and created a huge following throughout the automotive community. His day job is a Realtor with Keller Williams selling residential, commercial, and investment properties in the Los Angeles area. His Steve’s POV YouTube channel started as a hobby about four years ago, with hopes of making more business contacts but it quickly gained traction, especially in Japan. Steve studied international business, speaks Japanese and lived in Japan in the 90s where he ran his own business. Today, his show has nearly 160,000 subscribers and over 40 million views. Yoku yatta, Steve!

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Tim Frost is the president of Frost Motorsports, consultants to the Motorsports Industry. He has over twenty years in the sports and entertainment industries, performing feasibility studies, market demand studies, economic impact analysis, valuations, and financial consulting of motorsports facilities and motorsports industry participants. Tim has authored articles on a variety of valuation issues and speaks at local and national seminars. He has testified and been qualified as an expert witness in U.S. District Courts for arbitrations, and depositions. He has lectured in the Masters of Arts in Sports Administration Program at the School of Continuing studies of Northwestern University and he is the Publisher of the National Speedway Directory and developer of the Track Guide mobile app.

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Ky ‘Rocketman’ Michaelson battled the government, gravity, a profound learning disability, and dyslexia, to become the first civilian to launch a rocket into space. His adventures are the subject of a documentary titled ‘Rocketman: A Documentary,’ currently in production. Inspired by his love of racing, he was an inventor and designer as a kid bulding a diving bell, a bicycle with wings, and a hot dog cooker dubbed  “Ky’s Little Cremator”. He built race rocket-powered snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats, wheelchairs, roller skates, and jet packs. He stunned crowds at Bonneville in his rocket race cars. Ky set 72 state, national, and international records, and worked on over 200 films and TV shows with stuntmen and women. He and his Civilian Space Exploration Team were the first to launch a rocket that reached space.

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Geoff Bolam is an automotive artist who comes from a long line of artists, going back 5 generations with a distant relation to the great William Morris. An early fascination with cars and machines was nurtured by his father Denis, a Marine Engineer, who taught him how to work on cars. Trained as a graphic designer. he was a freelance illustrator and lettering artist who became a creative director and design consultant in central London for nearly 20 years. Geoff started painting for pleasure in 2005 and made the transition to full-time painting in 2014. His unique style is painting oils onto aluminum panels using various surface treatments including etching, polishing, and wire brush techniques. His work has been featured in numerous automotive magazines and for the last 3 years, his art has been selected for the RAC’s ‘Art of Motoring’ exhibition, which showcases the ‘finest artists working in the genre’.

I had the pleasure of meeting Geoff and enjoying his art at Automobilia Monterey this past summer. 

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