Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Jack Griffin is the Co-Founder of Garages of Texas, a property where automotive enthusiasts own their own space. Garages of Texas provides owners a luxury garage suite that is an optimal place for their cars and themselves, a perfect place for both man, woman, and machine.

Jack has over 40 years of experience in real estate development, brokerage, and motorsports. For 12 years he was partner in charge of developing suburban office building properties in Texas for Trammell Crow Company developing over two million square feet of office buildings. Motorsports has always been his passion including touring, collecting, restoring, and racing old cars. He’s raced at venues including Daytona, Sebring, LeMans, Mosport, Road America and many other tracks around the world. Jack’s collection has been featured in magazines and he is a past Board member at his local Porsche Club. You can see more of Jack with me on the Cars Yeah TV show.

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Linda Vaughn is perhaps the most photographed personality in automotive and motorsports history. This year she was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame. She’s entertained fans and has been a premier marketer of automotive good for more than 55 years. From her first days as Miss Atlanta Raceway representing the iconic Hurst brand through her annual appearances at America’s top automotive and racing events, she engages her fans with a beautiful smile and energetic personality. In her new book, published by CarTech, The First Lady Of Motorsports Linda Vaughn takes us on a journey through her career in motorsports and promotions sharing her personal photographs and stories. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Linda at The Classic Auto Show in March where she appeared with a panel of Women on Wheels. 

One lucky listener will win a copy of Linda’s new book Linda Vaughn: The First Lady Of Motorsports.

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Bob Beck is a lifelong automotive enthusiast who has built vehicles that gained prominence in automotive magazines, shows, and books. His career after college started as a High School auto shop instructor. Later he worked for major vehicle manufacturers at the corporate level including BMW, Nissan, Isuzu, GM, and most recently as the Collector Car Representative for AAA in Southern California. Bob has been an NHRA drag racing announcer at multiple tracks over the last 40 years and he has been an announcer for the California Hot Rod Reunion and Holley National Hot Rod Reunion for the past 20 plus years. He is a regular contributing personality at Speed Scene Live TV and he does guest spots on the nationally syndicated Horsepower for an hour radio show and on Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon. Bob is also the host of the Great American Auto Scene show.

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Joe Mattioli is the co-managing partner of Mattioli Weber Consulting, where they specialize in strategic planning, marketing campaigns, branding, and efficiency. He has over 40 years of experience as a CEO, managing mass population events, developing and executing regional and national marketing programs and partnerships for a diverse range of organizations and events including national brands, sports venues, and race teams, concerts, fairs and festivals and the development, production and sale of broadcast properties. Joe’s diverse background also includes running professional sporting events and teams and overseeing programs that include professional athletes. His past also includes guiding the Pocono Raceway to success with events including NASCAR, IndyCar, Sports Car, and Motorcycle events. 

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Alexander Rossi is a five-time Indy car winner. He won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, the first rookie to win the 500 since 2001 and the first American rookie to win since 1928. This year he returns to Andretti Autosport for his fourth season in the NTT IndyCar Series. Alexander moved to Europe at the age of 17 to chase his Formula 1 dream and he made five starts for the Manor Marussia team in 2015 and became the third American driver to race in Formula 1 since 1990. He has won races in the GP2 series, now known as F2, and the World Series by Renault and has completed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Jeff Lambert is the President of Race Sponsorships.net, an organization that helps grassroots racers obtain sponsorships through their sponsorship proposals. He is also the President and Founder of Armed Forces Racing which is a non-profit 501C3 that provides veterans with an opportunity to compete in motorsports, more specifically drag racing. He offers veterans the opportunity to experience the excitement of building a drag car and to drive it while building friendships with other veterans. Jeff is a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Carl Vinson as part of the Crash and Salvage crew. He is a drag racer who has earned two track championships.

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Mike Smith is the Ferrari Club of America Sacramento Chapter President. He joined the Ferrari Club of America ten years ago after reaching a life goal of owning a Ferrari and what he found was great camaraderie and this year he’s been elected Chapter President for his second 2-year term. His career history has been in business management and insurance that afforded him his Ferrari dream. The Ferrari Club provides lots of options including drives, tours, wine tasting, tech sessions, track events, Concours, and community charity events. A very cool aspect of the Ferrari Club is that you don’t have to own a Ferrari to join.

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Jill Trotta is an ASE Certified Technician/Advisor with over 25 years of experience in the industry. She is the Vice President of Marketing, Industry, and Sales at RepairPal. She has played an integral role in their Certified program and along with her team they have evaluated over 6,000 independent repair facilities. Passionate about consumer education Jill has appeared on radio, TV, and in print sharing her knowledge and she is a regular on RepairPal.com, Geico.Com, and many others. Jill was awarded the Kukui Humanitarian of the Year award and she was named the Women in AutoCare Woman of Excellence and serves Vice-Chair on the Executive Committee of Woman in AutoCare. Most recently she was recognized as the leading expert in the industry on Price Transparency.

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Mark Moskowitz MD is a retired surgeon, racer, and car collector. He is Director and Curator of The Museum of Automobile History, manages the estate of the renowned automotive artist, Carlo Demand, serves on the Board of Directors of Carolina Motorsports Park and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. He is a frequent contributor to multiple motoring publications. Dr. Moskowitz is a member of International Chief Judge Advisory Group and has been privileged to judge Concours events at Boca Raton, La Jolla, Santa Fe, Arizona, Greenwich, Hershey (the Elegance), Radnor Hunt, Cobble Beach, Hilton Head, Dusseldorf, Knokke-Heist Zoute Grand Prix, Monticello Raceway, and Delhi, India.  Mark has served as chief judge for the race car Concours at Monticello Raceway, the Trump Charlotte Concours and the Miami Concours.

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Mark Raffauf is the Senior Director of Race Operations at IMSA. He has been involved in professional motorsports for over 40 years, spending most of his time officiating for IMSA from the early 70s through the 90s and then in Grand-Am from 1999 through 2013. He has been part of developing numerous sports car categories including GTX, AAGT, GTP, WSC, Ferrari Challenge, Firestone Firehawk, Exxon World Sports Car, Rolex Sports Car, plus prototype cars. Mark has also been involved in the creation and updating of many racing circuits in North America. He is the current United States delegate to the FIA, International historic Car Racing commission and he is an Honorary member of the Road Racing Drivers Club known as the RRDC, in the United States. Mark is currently the FIA Historical Race car Commission U.S. representative. 

Mark is a co-author on the new book IMSA 1969–1989 along with past Cars Yeah guest, Mitch Bishop. It is the inside story of how John Bishop built the world’s greatest sports car racing series in the world.

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