Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Michael Bodell is the Deputy Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum located in Los Angeles, California. The original museum opened in June of 1994 and since then has gone through several remodels, the last being in 2015 when it underwent an extensive $90 million renovation. The building façade is a massive statement toward the future. With over 400 vehicles on display, the Petersen’s mission is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on global life and culture. Michael is a collector, motorcycle racer, and product developer. In addition to his role in growing the Petersen brand, Michael is a Lotus enthusiast and collector.

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Peter Nielsen is the CEO of WheelWell, the #1 social marketplace for the automotive enthusiast that helps you easily find and purchase the very best products for your vehicles. Peter was born into an automotive family and his career has included equities trading, a record label, a business intelligence firm, a mobile payment solutions provider, and a Sonoma County winery. Before joining Wheelwell, he developed the automotive parts business for one of the most successful racing teams in North America, K-PAX Racing. In his spare time, you’ll find Peter on the racetrack clicking off laps in one of his racecars.

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Dave Dell’Aquila is a Senior User Experience Designer who was the Product Designer for eBay Motors, a site all of us love to visit. He is the Founder and CEO of Sports Car Adventures, a company that provides tours in classic sports cars around the back roads of Northern California. Dave is also in charge of the Coyote Creek Concours Drive that takes place the day before the car show. As a life-long automotive enthusiast, Dave started with a 1968 MGB-GT his parents gave him in college. He and his family are regular participants in rallies around Northern California and they have amassed a collection of great driving automobiles including MGA Twin Cam, Triumph GT6+, MGB roadsters, BMW E36 M3 and E39 M5, and a 2.5L Mazda MX-5. 

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Sara Dakarmen is the Co-Founder and owner of L.A. Dismantler, your source for quality late model Porsche parts for over 20 years. She is known as the “Porsche Queen” and since its conception, Sara has seen thousands of Porsches cycle through her company. The constantly changing inventory provides Porsche owners with over 100,000 parts that can be found at L.A. Dismantler’s website, on eBay, and at auctions. Her Co-Founder was her late husband, Todd Dakarmen, who was my 459th guest here on Cars Yeah on March 4, 2016. Sara continues to grow the company while attending car events and raising her four daughters. 

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Mike Donick is the Senior Manager at Toyota responsible for their North American Ride and Handling R&D Activities. He and his Team are responsible for developing the ride and handling performance and hardware for all of Toyota’s North American developed vehicles. He has worked as a technician for the Skip Barber Racing School, spent a season in NASCAR and went into Automotive Engineering specializing in vehicle dynamics. Mike has raced sports cars and formula cars for over 19 years and participates in vintage racing, vintage car rallies, and hill climbs in his Allard K3, a ’66 Morgan Plus 4, and his latest project a Porsche 911 hotrod.

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Mark Perleberg is the host of The Sunday Drive, a video show where he takes you behind the scenes into the world of automobiles and racing. Mark talks with industry leaders, celebrities, and some times he has a co-host where they explore everything from concept cars, classics, motorsports, car shows, and events. For as long as he can recall, Mark has had a love affair with automobiles. At the age of 12, he began working at the family’s car dealership in Wisconsin that ultimately lead to an opportunity to work as a technician for a Formula Atlantic race team. Mark’s worked for Kelley Blue Book, and as a lead automotive expert for NADA Guides.

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Bracken Helmes is the founder of Circuit SixFour, a premium, high-end art, and apparel company in Brentwood, the Bay Area of California. Circuit SixFour started as a small group of like-minded friends whose aim was to bring raw beauty, precision, and exhilaration to the automobiles that inspire them. He also conducts interviews and writes articles that have been published in Porsche Panorama magazine, on the Petrolicious website, and in other automotive related publications and sites. When he’s not enjoying spirited drives in his Porsche you’ll find Bracken at events including Rennsport Reunion, the L.A. Literature Show and a multitude of Porsche events around the Bay area.

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Hannah Grisham is a young and upcoming race car driver who started driving at the age of 3, was on a motorcycle at the age of 4, and racing karts by the time she was 6 years old. At the age of 16 she was racing spec Miatas and today, at 19, Hannah has over 300 races from the club to national levels. She holds multiple karting class championships and she’s earned the IKF Expert designation. She is the second female to win the prestigious IKF Lake Speed Achievement of Excellence in Karting award. And she has earned the So-Cal Sprinters Driver of the Year and High Point Eagle awards as well. Hannah has earned the nicknames “The Closer” and “Hannah-Zillah”. 

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Barry Rodenberg is the General Manager at Chevrolet of Stevens Creek, the Presenter of this year’s Coyote Creek Concours. He started working in the automobile business in 1979 as a salesperson, was promoted to Sales Manager and eventually partnering with John Anderson. They owned three Chevrolet dealerships and then six stores that were sold to Auto Nation in 1998. After a year off he and John partnered again and bought their old rival Courtesy Chevrolet and another store, then selling both businesses in 2011. He then worked at a Honda store in Palo Alto where he and his team built it up into a great success until his retirement in 2017. 

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Myles Kitchen is the Emcee for the new Coyote Creek Concours. During his career as an engineer and entrepreneur, his focus was on electronics and technology for the automotive industry spending time at Motorola, National Semiconductor, Intel, and others. Today he owns a specialized consultancy assisting start-ups to Fortune 100 firms in automotive electronic technology. Myles is an accomplished vintage racer, instructor and a three-time Champion of the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) Seniors Tour. Myles is believed to be the only person known to have campaigned a Lamborghini Countach in a sanctioned race in North America. He is a past President and Director of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific Region, and he is a lifetime member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and member of the International Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 

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