Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Karl Ludvigsen lives in Suffolk, England, and is respected as a close and knowledgeable observer of, and participant in, the world of motor industry. In addition to his activities as an executive at GM, Fiat, and Ford, and head of a consulting company, he has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor, he has some five dozen books to his credit, most concerning cars, drivers, racing, and technology, which is his life-long passion. Many have been garlanded for their high standard of writing and research. His newest book, Reid Railton: Man of Speed, is a two-volume set that tells the story of Cheshire-born, Reid Antony Railton, an engineer par excellence and his life creating an extraordinary range of cars.

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Bob Devlin is a fourth generation Californian having grown up in his family’s native Sacramento prior to moving to Pebble Beach at the age of 14 where he enjoyed the second running of the Pebble Beach Races and Concours d’Elegance. Bob started competing in Sports Car and Formula Junior racecars in 1957 and took to Concours judging some forty years ago. He just completed his 32nd year at Pebble Beach as a Class, Chief of Class, and now Honorary Judge. He has authored or co-authored more than 135 articles for various automotive and travel magazines and event-related programs. Bob authored two books:  Pebble Beach, a Matter of Style, in 1980, and Pebble Beach, The Art of the Poster, in 2003. He has begun his third year of teaching at The Academy of Art University: The History of Automotive Design. Bob is also an Ironstone Concours d’Elegance Board Member.

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Louise Noeth is the founder of LandSpeed Productions where she has provided film and TV consulting, photography, writing, graphic design, and more since 1984. She is a storyteller known for taking complicated subjects and making them entertaining and educational. Her award-winning works have been published around the world. Dubbed LandSpeed Louise, she concentrates on land speed racing and the people who do extraordinary feats by designing, building, and driving fast cars, trucks, and motorcycles. She’s one of the few women journalists in the automotive field who’s also comfortable and competent behind the wheel. Today she’s returned to talk about a very important subject, the Bonneville Salt Flats, their condition, and their future. Louise was my 285th guest back on Monday, July 6, 2015.

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Nick Pon has been an associate perpetrator at the 24 Hours of Lemons since 2006. The 24 Hours of Lemons is an endurance road racing series where the drivers are limited to $500 or less to build their cars. Pretty much any four-wheeled machine, that is street legal when made, is eligible. Nick’s past includes being the editor at Corvette Magazine, assistant editor at Excellence Magazine, and he’s written for Sports Car International, a variety of online outlets, and he is a professional photographer having shot for numerous automotive events and publications. Nick’s also a Vespa enthusiast and rider. The 24 Hours of Lemons was founded by past Cars Yeah guest Jay Lamm and other past Lemons guests include Jeff Bloch, known as Speedy Cop, and Eric Rood.

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Jason Rose is the Director of Global Training for RUPES USA. With a total of 40 years in the car care industry, Jason spent 20 years with Meguiar’s in their Professional Division before joining RUPES. RUPES is an Italian company with a 65-year history of designing and producing the finest in innovative machine tools and their reputation in the automotive surface care sector is world renown. RUPES recently built and opened a facility in Colorado as they continue to grow in the US marketplace. Jason is a top industry leader in surface care and correction, product development, and training. His history in car care goes back to detailing cars in high school and that business financed his college education. Today, one of his focuses is training for the RUPES BigFoot as its Car Detailing Academy Director.

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Ralph Sheheen is the FOX Sports Play-by-Play Talent for Monster Energy Supercross and the Host Talent for FOX Sports coverage of Formula E.  He is the owner of Speed Sport, the oldest and most trusted brand name in American motorsports journalism. Speed Sport is 84 years old, having started in 1934 and used to be owned by the iconic Chris Economaki. He produces two magazines, Speed Sport and Sprint Car & Midget and they host the website SpeedSport.com. They produce over 30 National TV shows a year including the award-winning Suzuki Presents Speed Sports series for MAVTV. Ralph is a true automotive and motorcycle enthusiast, he is a racer, logging laps in everything from sports cars and Indy cars to karts and Thunder Roadsters. He has also competed in the Baja 1000 and took a second-place finish in Class 7, 4X4.

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Mark Gessler is the President and Founder of the Historic Vehicle Association, known as the HVA, and the National Historic Vehicle Register, a public/private partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress. The HVA’s goal is to document and preserve America’s automotive heritage for the next 500 years. A former tech entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur, Mark is focused on preserving the global automotive heritage and he also serves as North American Ambassador, representative, and board member for FIVA since 2008. He is the founder of Scuderia SPORTS Zagato that has achieved two overall victories and seven podium finishes in the Mille Miglia since 2010. Mark is a frequent advisor, speaker, judge, competitor, and participant in historic automobile events including the Amelia Island Concours, Pebble Beach Concours, and many others.

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Nick Skeens is a freelance journalist who lives on a barge that he helped build in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, UK. He is an author who started writing about creativity for the UK’s Design Council covering subjects ranging from design education to creative thinking. He is the co-author of Future Present, Creative Island, and Creative Island II, books that celebrated British design genius by focusing on the creative process. His latest book, The Perfect Car, by EVRO Publishing, is a biography of the incredible John Barnard, who revolutionized motorsport across the world. Barnard introduced aerospace technology to the sport and designed game-changing innovations such as the first use of the carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with McLaren, and the paddle-shifted, semi-automatic gearbox with Ferrari. Nick’s past includes time as a news editor and producer in television. 

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Eric Rood works for the 24 Hours of Lemons as a Media Stooge, BS Judge, and Special Projects' Puppet for this $500 endurance-racing series. Eric is a latecomer to the car hobby, having delved into the automotive world by helping to build a Lemons car in 2010. After racing Lemons a couple times, he started writing about cars in his spare time, focusing on cheap-car endurance racing and the oft-ignored world of obscure or forgotten Rust Belt junk. That grew into full-time, general automotive and motorsport freelancing work in 2016 with contributions to Roadkill, BangShift, and other outlets. Today, Eric enjoys spending his spare time in junkyards, watching motorsports, and wrenching on his own Lemons-grade project cars.

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Shami Kalra is the founder of Omologato, a British watch brand that was established in 2015. His goal is to create fine motorsport-inspired timepieces designed to celebrate iconic locations, cars, and figures. Shami has more than 25 years of experience in the watchmaking industry and brings his passion for all things motorsports to his brand, Omologato. His focus is to ensure that every timepiece he produces is a real tribute to the sport. The watches are hand assembled using a world-leading chronograph movement, housed in British design cases with bespoke faces, and straps. They offer the broadest and most accessible range of watches designed specifically for the automobile enthusiast in the today's world.

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