Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Mark Jones is the Proprietor at Britsport of Seattle in Seattle, Washington. Since 1992 he and his talented craftsmen restore and repair classic British cars of all marques. They are a full-service restoration business performing award-winning work utilizing experience from over 30 years of painting, restoring, repairing a wide spectrum of vintage cars. They rebuild British gearboxes and Laycock overdrive units as well and perform pre-purchase inspections, in addition to buying and selling fine classic automobiles. Mark worked in the train industry in his prior profession from the time he was in high school working the graveyard shift and attending school in the daytime. He was a dispatcher, telegrapher, yard clerk and more until his passion for cars turned in to a full-time business at Britsport of Seattle.

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Santa Claus, also known as St. Nicholas, Chris Kringle, Father Christmas, and by many other names by children everywhere, just spent the night delivering gifts and good cheer around the world. Santa invited Mark to spend the day at the North Pole, and Mark couldn't wait to take a test drive in that sleigh!

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Leigh Dorrington is an automotive researcher, writer and historian, and the founder and president of Pendine International Automotive Media and Marketing in Essex, Connecticut. He has written for numerous online publications and he is a senior contributor at Vintage Motosport. Leigh has contributed to many book projects and event programs from the Indianapolis 500 to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. He has served as a Director to multiple prestigious concours events, judged, and helped create and curate automotive-related exhibits. He is a founding partner of the Collectors Car Garage in Bedford Hills, New York and in his early career he was a pioneer in the field of motorsports marketing providing strategic guidance, program development, management evaluations and much more.

 

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Rob McCrary, Managing Director of SONAX USA, has more than 25 years of progressively directing and leading companies in both sales and distribution capacities.  Rob has led these companies through start-up, turnaround and growth modes.

Rob has spent the past 6 years as the Managing Director of Vision Investments – the parent company of SONAX USA based in Indianapolis, IN.  Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President and Partner at RFC Franchising with an emphasis on distribution channels and sales growth.  RFC is a national retail chain in the restaurant industry that saw double digit growth in both sales and locations during his tenure.  He has a strong understanding of both domestic and international distribution channels used in his previous and current positions.

Vision Investments, LLC has seen double digit sales growth, year over year, during his tenure.  SONAX, a manufacturer of quality car care products based in Neuberg, Germany, is a leading manufacturer brand in the automotive industry with partners in 104 countries worldwide.  Vision is the exclusive distributor in the US and continues to see sales and brand awareness growth year over year.

 

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Ricky Miller is the Senior Application Engineer at 3M Auto. He’s been a part of their team for over 11 years. At 3M Auto they work toward improving your automotive life through smarter solutions for your auto projects. Their comprehensive line of 3M and Bondo branded products includes waxes, compounds, adhesives, sandpaper, body filler, and do it yourself kits for all types of projects. Ricky started working in the automotive industry in 1991 honing his skills in bodywork at his local collision repair shops, restorations facilities, and at Delta Airlines where he painted everything from motorcycles to automobiles to aircraft. Ricky is still active in restoration and collision work today. His hobbies include anything around cars, car shows, drag racing, and spending time with his family and children helping them work on their vehicles.

 

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Dean Morash owns and operates So Cal Classic Car Storage in Orange County, California. Dean is a late life entrepreneur and has leveraged his marketing experience in high technology and in aerospace manufacturing and a lifetime of wrenching on and buying and selling cars to create this unique business. His vision for this business is to provide Orange County car owners the opportunity to continue to enjoy their cars and secure them in an environment that is designed with their cars and their lifestyles in mind. So Cal Classic Car Storage is more than car storage we are an experience, a valet service that doubles as a destination for customers who periodically need to decompress in a purpose-built car environment". 

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Jay Schneider is the President of Lake Country Manufacturing in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Lake Country has over 40 years in the industry and is a pioneering manufacturer of buffing and polishing products that are sold worldwide. They offer a wide variety of automotive detailing supplies including buffing and polishing pads, microfiber, backing plates, scuff balls, applicators, cleaning accessories, and more. Jay spent time in the sports business and non-profit organizations that put on both professional and amateur events as well as FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. Today he is the second generation to lead the Lake Country Manufacturing Company.

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Zachary Dillinger (no relation to John) is a freelance automotive writer and USPAP-compliant appraiser at Wipiak Consulting and Appraisers who writes about cars for RM Sotheby's and Auctions America. He also collects and restores cars with a special focus on pre-war American examples. Though his first love is cars, Zachary is also a passionate woodworker who specializes in reproducing antique American furniture. He is the author of With Saw, Plane and Chisel: Building Historic American Furniture with Hand Tools (F&W Media) as well as numerous nationally published magazine and journal articles. His second book, “Duct Tape is Flammable: an automotive life” is due out next year.

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Iain Wood is the Commercial Director at Hemmels in the United Kindgdom. At Hemmels, Iain and their skilled craftsmen restore and maintain classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles, with an emphasis on the Pagoda models, using their tried and tested methods, what they call the Neugeboren process. Whether you want your car rebuilt to your own specific requirements with modern characteristics, or perfectly original, just as it left the factory, Hemmels delivers. They do it all from metal work, engine building, paint, and interior restoration. Iain is originally from Canada and has worked in the UK for over 20 years for start-up companies in IT, Bio-Tech, and today his focus is on his passion for automobiles. He is drawn to businesses that are pioneering, globally focused, and in pursuit of excellence.

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Rich Duisberg lives in the United Kingdom and he is an occasional writer and presenter who once earned a living helping companies to put new cars together properly. He is the Editor at the website, Motorpunk, an eclectic mix of road trips, budget motorsport, intercontinental banger rallies, appreciation of modern classics, and above all, a genuine passion for the ‘best of British’. Rich’s writing has been published in numerous magazines including Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Banzai, Evo, GT Porsche, and more. He has often appeared on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels enthusing about historic motoring twaddle. His latest book, Confessions From Quality Control, is a light hearted traipse through various car factories around the world, and is described by SniffPetrol as “hilarious”. Among the clutter in his garage is an Alfa Romeo GTV, MK1 MX-5, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell was once quoted about Rich when asked to ride in Morgan 3 Wheeler, “I’m not getting in a car with him!”

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