Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Russ Rosenberg is an entrepreneur who has been racing for thirteen years. His racing career began in autocross and quickly grew to club, endurance, and eventually vintage racing. Russ pilots a 1966 Yenko Stinger, a 1976 BMW 2002, and is a member of the board of directors for Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing. He just released his first book titled Racing Under The Illusions of Grandeur, which is a guide for men and women over 40 who want to drive like Mario. The foreword is by past Cars Yeah guest, Ross Bentley, CEO of Sportscar Vintage Racing Association and according to Tony Parella, CEO of Sportscar Vintage Racing Association and a former Cars Yeah guest, Russ’s book is a must-read for anyone who is considering getting involved in racing.

One lucky Cars Yeah subscriber will win an autographed copy of Russ’s book, so go to the Cars Yeah website and click on the Free Book button to get your chance to win a copy.

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Tony Rackley is responsible for the Specialties Division of Classic Automotive Relocation Services, known as CARS in Gardena, California. CARS is a specialist in worldwide car transportation that has been helping enthusiasts for over two decades. They offer expertise and experience that ensures your vehicles arrive in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. Tony grew up in South London and started working as an automotive mechanic at the age of 16. He earned a mechanical engineering degree in college and set off for the United States where he first worked on a private yacht as an engineer as he traveled the world. He’s worked in the automotive market selling classic cars and managed a 100-car collection before joining Robin Grove, the CEO of CARS.

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David Chapple is an automotive artist who paints and creates sculptures and whose career spans over 30 years. He describes his painting style as a continual development and refinement that has no limits. He uses a vivid color palate and his goal is to present art with a defined continuity of original concepts that spur momentum and expression in his sculptures and canvas compositions. His art has been featured in numerous prominent magazines, he has received many Concours and fine art awards, and David is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society. His art has been displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours, in numerous galleries, in commercial settings, and in private collections.

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Stephen Becker is the Founder of Becker Auto Group in Sugar Hill, Georgia. He provides a variety of automotive services including auction services, buying and selling of collector vehicles, valuations, appraisals, and inspections. He works side by side with the Shelby American Automobile Club registrars to ensure authenticity and is one of the most renowned Shelby authorities in the world. He’s dealt with over a thousand GT 350s, FT 500s, and FT 500KR Mustangs and has over 35 years in the automotive sector. Stephen was a business partner with Carroll Shelby from 1977 until Carroll passed in 2012. You’ll find a spectacular collection of cars for sale on his website including many makes, models, and marques.

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Scott Furgiuele is a Partner at 2ndCar, an online auction site, buy it now sales, and an automotive blog for track events, DIY tips, and lots of cool car stories. Along with his business partner Tom Giertz, a past Cars Yeah guest, and Andy Ritt, Scott is a life-long automotive enthusiast who has turned his passion into a business. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 15 years and is an avid Porsche enthusiast, having owned many of them throughout his life. On the side when he’s not spending time with his wife and four children, or helping with his wife’s graphic design business, you’ll find Tom at the track racing his Spec Porsche 944.

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Matthew Banach is the Senior Director of Marketing for Gold Eagle Company, a business that was started by Armin Hirsch in 1932. Gold Eagle offers a complete line of protection for cars, boats and more. They offer a wide variety of products for engines plus interior and exterior surface care products. Matt has been with the company for 7 years and has worked in various areas. He has a passion for restoring cars and over the years, he and his father have restored 11 cars ranging from a 1953 Willys CJ3A to a Mercedes 280SL. Matt and I were introduced by another Matt at Digital Third Coast, where they analyzed 100,000 songs to discover a relationship between music and cars. They found more than 13,000 artists and 72,000 songs that mention cars; Mercedes being the most referenced. You can find this fun report on the Gold Eagle website.

 

 

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Jonathan Day, better known as JJ Da Boss, is from Memphis where the cars are fast, the pavement is dangerous, and street racing is a family affair. He’s the man on Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws: Memphis.  Back on October 15, they ran a special TV episode titled “The History of JJ,” which exposed a unique glimpse into his life and times. He runs an automotive business buying, selling, and fixing up cars to go really fast, but it’s the racing that gets his juices flowing. JJ and his family have enjoyed racing for five generations and today, with his wife Tricia, known as Midget, his cousin Precious, his son Doughboy, and the entire Memphis Street Outlaw team, they take on challengers from across the country. You can enjoy all of these adventures and fun on Discovery channel’s Street Outlaws Memphis.

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Jay Gillotti is the author of “Gulf 917”, a new book from Dalton Watson Fine Books that tells the story of the Porsche 917s raced by the John Wyer/Gulf Team in 1970 and 1971. Jay has contributed to several automotive books by other authors as well as the Porsche Club of America’s magazine, Panorama. He is an active member and writer for the Pacific NW Region of PCA and has moderated presentations with Brian Redman, John Horsman, Vic Elford, and Derek Bell. Jay has been a student of the golden age of sports car racing for decades and he began the “Gulf 917” project in earnest after retiring from the corporate world at the end of 2016. Jay is also a songwriter and recording artist with music available on CDBaby.com.

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Tom Giertz is the CEO at 2ndCar, an online auction site, buy it now sales, a blog for track events, DIY tips, and lots of cool car stories. Along with his business partners Scott Furgiuele and Andy Ritt, Tom is a life-long automotive enthusiast who has turned his passion into a business. Tom’s father was racing a Fiat Abarth Monza at the Sebring 12-Hour when Tom was still in the womb in 1961. Today, Tom races sports cars from the 60s, 70s, and 80s and he runs a ’64 Saab 96, a ’74 Porsche 914, and an ’84 Porsche 944. You’ll find him on any weekend in the CVAR vintage series, WRL 24 Hours of Lemons, Rallycrossing, Autocrossing and at Porsche Club of America events where he is the PCA, GTG Coordinator for The Lone Star Region. 

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Andrei Michailov is the Creative Director for the Romanian edition of Forbes magazine. He is also an accomplished automotive photographer who specializes in scale model car photography. He runs his own Creative Studio in Bucharest titled GB Media. GB stands for Good Business as his focus is on providing clients with great service from a great team with borderless creativity. Andrei started his business 15 years ago working with famous photographers from around the world, honing his craft. Today he is working on a special project titles One Big Small Garage, using highly detailed model cars to create unique photographs. If you step into Andrei’s office, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a huge collection of model cars.

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