Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Dominic made 65 starts in Indycars between 1984-1994, including seven consecutive starts in the Indianapolis 500.  He was CART Rookie of the Year in 1986 and was the Fastest Rookie in Indianapolis history in 1988. He drove numerous IMSA and other sports car races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans,  the 24 hours of Daytona and the 12 hours of Sebring in a Porsche 962. He also raced two years for Dodge in the North American Touring Car Championship, winning numerous races and finishing a close 2nd in the championship in 1996. He was an instructor at the Bob Bondurant Driving School at Sears Point Raceway and started Zephyr Racing in the mid 80’s.  After retiring from racing in 1998, Dominic presided over a multi-million dollar collection of historic automobiles at the Cavallino Collection and founded Motion Research Corporation. Currently Dominic is the National Corporate Relations Director for LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

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Tom’s business background is in finance, film and television production, and investment banking. But an early introduction to something called an Alfa Romeo sparked a passion for cars that later ignited Tom’s involvement in an amazing event. Tom is the President of the internationally known Concorso Italiano, an annual automotive event that takes place this year on August 16 during the iconic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Historic Races. This year Concorso returns to the rolling hills of Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey Bay California. The unique format features over 800 Italian vehicles in a relaxed atmosphere that includes delicious food, elegant fashion, music, art and of course, lots and lots of Italian automobiles. Take everything ever made in Italy from fashion to Ferraris, sprinkle it with some red wine, slather it with sunshine, top it with elegance and fun and you have the Concorso Italiano.

Tom is also president of the Desert Concorso which will debut in Palm Desert California in 2015.

 

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Russel Fleury is one of the most highly respected consultants in corporate education today. He is the founder and CEO of Road-Scholars International, a performance improvement firm specializing in coaching automotive dealerships in management, customer retention and human resources.  His clients include:  Hyundai, Toyota, BMW, Mini, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Ferrari, Maserati, Freightliner, Daimler, Harley-Davidson, Correct Craft, The Kinetic Group and more. He’s one of the busiest guys I know.  Enjoy this very personal and passionate interview.

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Sam has spent the last 45 + years as an automotive professional and over 25 years of continuous radio broadcasting. The last 20+ years Sam has been an executive producer and co-host on numerous television show and has 18 years as an associate editor and automotive writer. He’s been a television personality on numerous automotive TV shows including Two Guys Garage, Chrank & Chrome  and Shadetree Mechanic. As if all that wasn’t enough Sam produces the Sam’s Garage website, he’s the associate editor for Dodge Turbo Diesel Register, the host of Sam’s Garage, a live nationally syndicated radio show that’s been on the air for over 12 years. He’s an ASE certified master auto technician and a member of SAE. Whew!

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 While on vacation in Africa Jonathan decided to quit his job to start his first automotive brand and TLC was born. Toyota Land Cruisers goal was to fill a gap in the market by applying higher quality restoration services to vintage utility vehicles.  Specifically the iconic Toyota Land Cruisers. The company grew in its reputation for quality and the acclaim lead to a visit from Mr. Toyoda himself. That connection lead to Jonathan designing the first three design study vehicles that brought forth the FJ Cruiser. After that adventure he decided it was time to launch a new brand he calls ICON.  ICON stands for classic transportation design and revisits old style Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, Willys CJ3Bs and more. With a multi-year backlog of orders, ICON continues to grow and explore new markets focusing on reviving America’s past strengths in design and manufacturing.

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Popular television personality, Dave Bowman has spent more than twenty years in automotive television broadcasting. He pioneered automotive "how-to" TV beginning with Shadetree Mechanic. Dave went on to create Crank & Chrome, Truck Universe and Two Guys Garage. His latest venture is Motorhead Garage on Velocity Network. Dave is a member of SAE, is a former ASE certified auto mechanic; a former Indy 500 race mechanic and more. He loves sailing and restoring old race cars of course.

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Kenji is native Japanese and at the age of 19 walked in to a car dealership in Japan with only 2 thousand dollars in his pocket, asking what might be available in his price range. In the far back corner of the lot was an old red CX Citroen. It was love at first sight. After meeting the woman who would become his wife and moving to the United States, in 2002, Kenji and his wife Marion acquired FPS, French Parts Service. A company that was founded in 1986 by Ben Morse. Today after 28 years FPS continues to provide Citroen collectors with a complete inventory of parts for Citroen 2CVs via their website at FPSWest.com  Listen to Kenji talk about his love with these unique French automobiles.

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David Bull Publishing was founded in 1995 with the goal of producing the highest quality motorsports books—well written, beautifully designed, and produced to the highest standards.The company’s first book, Sebring: The Official History of America’s Great Sports Car Race, was named Book of the Year by the American Auto Writing and Broadcasters Association. Every year since then our books have consistently won awards and received excellent reviews.

David's dedication to quality has earned him opportunities to work with some of the best and most exciting racers, sanctioning bodies, and manufacturers. Among these legendary racers are Mario Andretti, Vic Elford, and Junior Johnson, and now 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden. We have published the official histories of the Daytona 24 Hours, the Daytona 500, the Baja 1000, and Sebring. We have also produced incisive, behind-the-scenes books with Ducati, Ferrari, Honda, Porsche, and Suzuki.

No matter what the subject, every one of David's books reflects the enthusiasm and award-winning effort that our authors, editors, and designers put into each project that result in the highest quality motorsports books in the world.

 

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 Kevin is the principal of Kevin A. Beard Design. He is a designer and brand developer for lifestyle footwear and apparel, automotive aftermarket products and motorsports personal safety equipment. Kevin graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design and worked for world famous Adidas, Reebok and K-Swiss. He taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Kevin founded Piloti Shoes in 1999. A unique automotive footwear company that was acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation in 2012. Kevin is currently working on a new venture and developing a new business that includes his love for automobiles.

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Rick Cole is an internationally recognized collector car expert, auctioneer and appraiser with 44 years of experience in the field. He began his career in collector cars at age 16. Rick has sold approximately 25,000 collector automobiles over time.
In 1986, Rick launched the very first classic car auction in Monterey during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance/Historic Race weekend. You could say he brought commerce to the weekend.
Early on, Rick earned the title of "Auctioneer to the Stars," having sold hundreds of cars for and to Hollywood "royalty" that include Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Steve McQueen, Johnny Carson, Robin Williams and Sylvester Stallone.
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