Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Luis Martinez was born and raised in Cuba. His passion for sports cars and racing was launched when his father took him to watch the Havana Grand Prix in 1960. Inspired by watching Sir Stirling Moss take the checkered flag piloting a white Birdcage Maserati he recalled that day and in 1998 wrote his first motorsports article. He has since authored two career development books, Getting There and Getting There Volume 2 plus many business and motorsports articles for Gannett, Motorsports Marketing Resources, Victory Lane, and many others. He holds a B.A in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling and is a Certified Track Instructor at the level of Mentor Instructor.

 

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Farid Ahmad is the C.E.O. & Founder of Dealer Solutions North America. A company that owns and operates three other companies which all provide different services to the automotive industry. These companies include; DEALER SOLUTIONS North America, Auto Careers Group and Right Fit Plus. After working in the automotive industry for the last 30 years in the U.K., the United States and Canada, Farid is considered an industry expert in recruitment and hiring and has been a guest speaker for Chrysler Canada, Porsche Canada as well as other automotive industry groups. Farid and his team at Auto Careers Group have interviewed and placed over 1,500 candidates in the retail automotive industry over the past seven years. DEALER SOLUTIONS NORTH AMERICA has become the largest Mergers & Acquisitions Company in North America

 

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Georgia Durante is the Founder of Performance Two a company that provided stunt drivers for the movie and automotive industries. She’s performed in hundreds of national and international television commercials as a stunt driver as well as appearing in motion pictures and print ads. By the time she was 17 years old Georgia was considered the most photographed girl in the country and she was the Kodak Girl appearing in over 80,000 drug and camera stores throughout the world. In the 70s she doubled for stars as a stunt driver and launched her company. Her best selling book, The Company She Keeps is about her time as a model and then her involvement in the Mob as a driver and her successful attempts to escape the Mafia. Georgia has touched thousands of people and her story, has spoken to numerous groups, and her motivational talks help people in abusive relationships, with drug addiction, and in need of help.

 

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Talia Spain is the Events Coordinator at APR in Opelika, Alabama. APR was founded in 1997 and is an automotive engineering firm operating a 78,000 square foot performance campus. Their mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for the Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen marques. The APR mantra is Enhancing the Driving Experience!  Talia is also the Founder of Four Rings Atlanta, an Audi focused car club and she is a Director on the board with Audi Club Georgia. 

 

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Martyn Schorr is the Editor at Car Guy Chronicles, an automotive enthusiasts blog site.  For over 20 years he’s conceptualized and produced successful automotive enthusiasts newsstand magazines and niche market books. He was a media relations representative on the East Coast for Buick Motor Division for 18 years. He’s an award-winning author and his latest book from the publisher at Motorbooks is, Day One, An Automotive Journalist’s Muscle-Car Memoir.  It is a front-line account of the performance wars raging in Detroit in the golden years of the 1960s from Martyn’s perspective as one of the most respected journalist in this era. Martyn is also the Chief Communications Officer for the Sarasota Café Racers, car guys who lunch!

 

Martyn was my 422nd guest back in January of 2016. You can listen to our talk back then on the Cars Yeah website. And one lucky Cars Yeah subscriber is going to win a copy of this new book compliments of Martyn and Motorbooks. To be eligible subscribe on the Cars Yeah website.

 

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Ethan Krieger is the Owner and Designer at 8380 Laboratories in Baltimore, Maryland. His studio is a motorsport-centric graphic design company where his focus is on client work and a line of automotive themed apparel, accessories, and art. Ethan puts exhaustive research in to every project including his own line of livery posters. His goal is to capture the essence of our automotive obsession and to ‘get’ that feeling we all have when we see a car we love and know is just right. Ethan’s studio also designs and produces commissioned work for his clients.

 

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Jonathan Ward is the CEO and Lead Designer at ICON in Chatsworth, California. ICON stands for classic transportation design and revisits old style vehicles. He and his talented team design and build classic FJ Series Toyotas, Ford Broncos, Trucks, Derelects, customs, and much more. Jonathan was one of my first guests on Cars Yeah being show number 6 and you can go back and listen to that show on the Cars Yeah website. Today Jonathan is back to talk about his latest design creation The Icon Duesey. His new bespoke Watch is a unique, custom designed wristwatch inspired by the iconic Duesenberg and only 50 examples will be produced.

 

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Gino Demeneghi is the Public Relations Director and Lotus Driving Academy Director at Motor Speedway Resort at Houston Motor Speedway. Located 35 minutes south of downtown Houston Texas MSR is a 383 acre road course and karting track featuring 180,000 square feet of paddock space. There are classrooms, hospitality and meeting areas and over 75,000 square feet of private garages. The track is 2.38 miles with 17 turns and is configured to run both ways and is FIA approved and sanctioned to testing by the Indycar Series and IMSA. The Karting track is a ¾ mile long, has 17 turns and 0.7 miles long. The Lotus Driving Academy can also be found at MSR.

 

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David Odegard is the Director of Research and Development at United Pacific Industries. Since 1994 UPI has been committed to the design, manufacturing, and supply of automotive products for classic trucks and classic cars including full bodies for the iconic ’32 Ford. They offer a wide variety and range of over 20,000 innovative and high quality products. They are an international company based in Long Beach, California. David’s grew up in an automotive enthusiast home around car restorations and has worked in the industry for over 35 years.

 

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Marc Rauch is the Co-Founder of The Auto Channel television network that began in 1987. The Auto Channel dot com was launched in 1995. The Tach online entity is the internet’s largest automotive information resource with more than 2 million pages of content. Today Marc is the company’s Executive Vice President and Co-Publisher. He is also a multi-award winning TV/Film Writer, Producer, and Director who has been a broadcasting and marketing executive for over 40 years. Marc is a leading advocate of alternative fuels and energy who writes and lectures on the issue. He’s presented testimony before a Congressional meeting on ethanol, was a keynote speaker at the Australian National Biofuels Symposium and spoke at the Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation forum on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

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