Fri, 29 January 2016
Tommy Byrne has been a professional racer and operates a race driving and coaching service. Today Tommy runs Diablo Drift Driving Academy. It’s a mobile driving school for teens and adults where they teach advanced driving skills necessary to remain safe on the road. He designed the drift mechanism that can be taken to parking lots and tracks for teaching car control. In his racing career Tommy has five Formula 1 starts, tested for Marlboro McLaren Formula 1 Team, raced in Indy Lights, and he was the European FF 2000 Champion and British FF 2000 Champion. He’s also a double British Formula Ford Champion and winner of the William Hill Irish Sports Book of the year winner with his autobiography Crashed and Byrned.
Thu, 28 January 2016
Frank Honsowetz is the President and General Manager at Ed Pink Racing Engines where he’s been since 2001. His career spans 40 plus years in the automotive and motorsports industry. Ed Pink Racing Engines has been engineering and building racing engines since 1965 in Van Nuys, California. Their projects cover everything from engineering, machine shops, particle inspection, fabrication, parts, dynamometer rooms, spin tron, to complete engine building and custom fabricating. They work on vintage engines, racing engines, street rod engines, along with design, testing, and complete engineering. One of their current clients is Singer Vehicle Designs, where their engines go in to Rob Dickinson’s creations.
Wed, 27 January 2016
432: David Beattie is the Founder of Slot Mods Raceways dedicated to creating the finest, handcrafted, slot car raceways and dioramas in the world
David Beattie is the Founder of Slot Mods Raceways. He and his team are dedicated to creating the finest, handcrafted, slot car raceways and dioramas in the world. From vintage to modern day circuits, for any type of vehicle from racing cars to tractor trailers to snowmobiles and more. Their bespoke, hand-crafted, 1:32 scale cars are fully functional wooden slot track raceways. Their work is enjoyed around the world in private homes, ultimate garages, museums, commercial trade shows and showrooms.
Tue, 26 January 2016
431: Allan Winn is the Director and CEO of the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, England. Brooklands is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.
Allan Winn is the Director and CEO of the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, England. Brooklands is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation. Allan is a New Zealander by birth who moved to the UK in 1974. He joined Brooklands Museum in 1989 as their Director. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators and of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers. A lifelong vintage car enthusiast, he actively drives a 1929 3-litre Bentley and is a former committee member of the Vintage Sports Car Club, having served in that capacity for 17 years. He is also an Honorary Member and past Chairman of the Aviation Club of the UK.
Mon, 25 January 2016
430: Ryan Noble Works As Phil Reilly & Sons Where They Restore And Maintain The Finest Collectible Vintage Cars In The World
Ryan Noble is a vintage automobile expert and mechanic who tests, evaluates, and builds engines for collector cars and vintage race cars at Phil Reilly & Company in San Francisco, California. Phil Reilly & Company is well known in the vintage racing community as a premier go-to source for your vintage race car needs. Ryan and the talented team of craftsmen work on every kind of vintage race car imaginable. Ryan has been a Conservator for the LeMay Museum in Tacoma Washington and he cared for collector cars in a private collection as well.
Fri, 22 January 2016
Nathan Merz is the owner and founder of Columbia Valley Luxury Cars. Their mission is to offer only the finest European cars that customers can trust are the best. Their areas of expertise include evaluating and assessing German and Italian marques and collector vehicle valuations. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Nathan is a die-hard car guy who’s figured out how to wrap his passion for cars in to his business. One of his favorite quotes comes from Steve Jobs... "I go the extra mile because it is what I love to do."
Thu, 21 January 2016
428: Tom Voelk is an automotive contributor at the New York Times, The Seattle Times, and KING Television
Tom Voelk is an automotive contributor at the New York Times, The Seattle Times, and KING Television, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. His automotive reviews appear weekly in The Times, both print and web and his top-rated iTunes podcast “Driven” was the first ever to win an Emmy Award. He writes reviews about new vehicles for King and he shoots, writes, and edits all of his own videos. Tom’s known for his signature “TP Trunk Test”. He’s an avid runner and has competed in 40 marathons including eight Boston Marathons.
Wed, 20 January 2016
Part Two of a Two Part Interview with Rob Dickinson is the owner of Singer Vehicle Design in Southern California. At Singer, Rob and his team build bespoke vehicles starting with older Porsches and reimagining them by completely customizing the cars to unbelievable detail. The cars are literally restored, reimagined, and reborn. The level of thought, design, engineering, and detail that go in to each car is beyond most imaginations and is defined by a mantra that is spray painted on his shop wall: Everything is important. In his former career Rob was a musician and singer-songwriter playing in the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. Rob recently created a limited edition book about his builds titled: One More Than Ten: Singer And The Porsche 911, published by Stance and Speed.
Tue, 19 January 2016
426: Rob Dickinson is the Owner of Singer Vehicle Design Where They Build Custom Cars Based on the Iconic Porsche 911 Platform
Rob Dickinson is the owner of Singer Vehicle Design in Southern California. At Singer, Rob and his team build bespoke vehicles starting with older Porsches and reimagining them by completely customizing the cars to unbelievable detail. The cars are literally restored, reimagined, and reborn. The level of thought, design, engineering, and detail that go in to each car is beyond most imaginations and is defined by a mantra that is spray painted on his shop wall: Everything is important. In his former career Rob was a musician and singer-songwriter playing in the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. Rob recently created a limited edition book about his builds titled: One More Than Ten: Singer And The Porsche 911, published by Stance and Speed.
Mon, 18 January 2016
425: Kevin Cornish is the Executive Director of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier event held at The Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale
Kevin Cornish is the Executive Director of the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, a premier event held at The Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale. This prestigious concours kicks off a week of auctions and events that are held every year at the end of January. Kevin has been restoring and collecting automobiles for the past 15 years and has a particular affinity for pre-war classics and automobiles that were “ahead of their time in their time”. The mission of the Arizona Concours is simple - produce an event that would become recognized worldwide as a serious Concours and to raise significant monies for a children’s charity. I’m proud to say that Cars Yeah is a sponsor of this fantastic event. You can learn more about the concours at ArizonaConcours.com
Fri, 15 January 2016
Peter Mullin is the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Board of M Financial Holdings Incorporated, a network of independent firms that serves the financial and life insurance needs of corporations and executives. His lifelong romance with the automobile, particularly French automobiles, culminated in the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California. He owns one of the finest collections of French cars in the world and the museum is a tribute to these cars in a spectacular setting for the public to enjoy. Peter sits on the Petersen Museum Board of Directors along numerous other organizations, universities, and groups. In 2015 Automobile Magazine elected Peter as their Man of the Year for being the driving force of the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum and his donation of $15 million to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Thu, 14 January 2016
423: Brian Bonner Owns BRM, Bonner Race Marketing and is a past Indy Car, IMSA, GTP and NASCAR Racer
Brian Bonner is the president at BRM, Bonner Race Marketing. After a career racing motorcycles and cars from Formula Fords, IMSA Camel Lights, IMSA GTP, to IndyCar, ARCA, and NASCAR, today Brian helps ensure that the most deserving drivers and teams get their shot at the top. He encourages brands and corporations how to build powerful campaigns around world-class athletes and their driving talents. BRM helps clients benefit from their unique attributes in motorsports to achieve positive and measurable business results.
Wed, 13 January 2016
Martyn Schorr is the Editor at Car Guy Chronicles, an automotive enthusiasts blog site. For over 20 years he’s conceptualized and produced successful automotive enthusiasts newsstand magazines and niche market books. He was a media relations representative on the East Coast for Buick Motor Division for 18 years. He’s an award winning author and his latest book, Ford Total Performance, covers Ford’s legendary high-performance street and racing cars. It was published by Motorbooks. Martyn is also the Chief Communications Offers for the Sarasota Café Racers, car guys who lunch!
Tue, 12 January 2016
421: Charlene Bower is the Founder of Bower Motorsports Media Covering Everything in the Off Road Racing World
Charlene Bower is the founder of Bower Motorsports Media. She produces quality motorsports media supporting events, races, and companies in the 4X4 market. Her properties include: Bower Power Hour, Racer Marketing School, Race Team Store, I’m Not Just a Girl, Bower Media Promo Gifts, Shirt & Swag Club, Shirt & Bling Club, InspirationalDirt, Month of Cause, and Offroad Newswire. You will usually find Charlene at off road events every weekend working to get the photos and the stories to bring the love of motorsports back to those that can’t attend the events.
Mon, 11 January 2016
Mitch Williams is the President and CEO of Restoration Parts Unlimited. His company consists of six brands that manufacture and distribute aftermarket restoration products. They include: Trim Parts, Parts Unlimited, The Right Stuff Detailing, SoffSeal, First Place Auto Products, and Mr. Mustang. Mitch served on the SEMA Board of Directors for 12 years where he was the SEMA Chairman in 2005 through 2007. He also ran a conglomerate of companies for Pilot Automotive, a supplier to AutoZone, Walmart, Sears, Advance, O’Reilly’s, Amazon, and Pep Boys.
Fri, 8 January 2016
419: Fireball Tim From Fireball Malibu Vlog, he's a Filmmaker, Car Designer, Author, and Host of Malibu Cars & Coffee
Fireball Tim operates the Fireball Malibu Vlog, an automotive beach life reality series starring Hollywood car designer, author, and award winning filmmaker Fireball Tim and his amazing bride, Kathie Lawrence. They film their daily activities driving cool cars and living the automotive beach life. Fireball’s been a filmmaker, television host, and car design expert for over 25 years on the Speed Channel, Discovery, Velocity, and Monster Garage. His over 400 films can be found on YouTube, Amazon, The Auto Channel, and more. He’s also the host of The Malibu Cars & Coffee.
Thu, 7 January 2016
Preston Lerner is a published novelist and award-winning journalist based in suburban Los Angeles. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Wired, Men’s Journal, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure and numerous other national magazines. He’s also a longtime contributing writer for Automobile Magazine. His first non-fiction book, Scarab, was published by Motorbooks International in 1991. His first novel, Fools on the Hill, was published by Pocket Books in 1995. More recently, he was the co-author of Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, published by Motorbooks in 2009. Automobile racing is Preston’s passion and he club-races with the Sports Car Club of America and National Auto Sport Association. We talk about his latest book, Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics published by Motorbooks.
Wed, 6 January 2016
417: Renny Doyle Ownes Detailing Success Where They Detail Automobiles and Aircraft and Teach As Well
Renny Doyle is the owner of Detailing Success located in Big Bear, California. He began his detailing journey at the young age of 13. He is a master level detailer in the automotive and private/corporate jet industry. He and his team have worked on some of the finest and most unique automobiles and aircraft around the world. He also operates a training, mentoring, and coaching business helping novice and professionals sharpen their detailing skills. He has cared for automobiles at numerous auctions, museums, private collections, celebrities, and cared for the nation’s Air Force One.
Tue, 5 January 2016
416: Marc Goulet is the Principal at melbourne Consultancy Where They Design Automotive Fluid Systems
Marc Goulet is the Principal at Melbourne Consultancy in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His company helps others in the design and analysis of automotive fluid systems. Melbourne's primary focus is designing components and systems that are involved in lubricating and/or cooling engines, transmissions, transfer cases, differentials, and electric motors, as well as power hydraulics for actuators. They study, design, write, test, and provide assistance to major players in the automotive industry including BMW, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, McLaren F1, and many, many others. His mantra is, “Anything almost right is wrong.”
Mon, 4 January 2016
415: Nate Tennis is a rally racer and the lead instructor at DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington
Nate Tennis is the lead instructor at DirtFish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington. At DirtFish they build rally cars and teach people how to drive them. They create custom security programs, hold corporate events, and they know how to have fun driving in the dirt. They compete in the Cascadia International Rally Championship and the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites series. Nate has won multiple two-wheel drive championships and is a respected veteran in the rally community. He’s been a professional driver and events manager, and has also competed in the Baja 1000.
Fri, 1 January 2016
414: David Neyens owns Classic Concours Where He Writes for Automotive and Aircraft Auction Catalogs
Based from a home office in Ontario, Canada on the north shore of Lake Erie, David Neyens combines his lifelong love of all things automotive with a background in history. He writes classic-car auction catalogues for a number of the top companies in the business today. David provides research services for owners and buyers of significant cars and offers an auction advisory service for sellers and buyers. Other activities include research and organizing sales of classic aircraft, warbirds, aircraft engines, and memorabilia for friends and clients. His favorite quote is, "For the tenacious, no road is impassable."