Thu, 30 November 2017
David Steele is the Director of the American Hot Rod Foundation. There work is first and foremost about preservation. They work to save the stories and innovations and accomplishments made by our pioneer generation to they can pass along these lessons to future generations. They present hot rodding as an art form that is still practiced today. David is also a freelance automotive journalist whose byline has appeared in Hot Rod Deluxe magazine. He collects and restores old vehicles, he’s judged at national concours events and he’s a member of the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Classic Car Club of America, and a lifetime member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. David is also a graduate of the NASA high-performance driving School and the Putnam Park high-performance driving school of Indianapolis. In his former career David was a professional musician.
Wed, 29 November 2017
Jacquelynne Tyner is a 26-year-old college student at California State University—Monterey Bay. Through her life and educational career, she had struggled with undiagnosed ADHD Inattentive type (formerly known as ADD), which caused secondary disabilities of anxiety and depression early on in her life. Before transferring to her current university, Jacquelynne first attended Long Beach City College in 2010 as an Auto Body major and then as her current major in Business Management. Between switching majors in 2012, she found her love for detailing through the Meguiar’s car care company in Irvine, California, and has been working with some of the members to hone her skills, and now works under the name of Meisters Paint Care where she views detailing as a therapy for her mental illnesses while helping fellow enthusiast reach their automotive goals through the trade.
Tue, 28 November 2017
911: Adam Langsbard is the new CEO of America’s Automotive Trust at LeMay – America’s Automotive Museum located in Tacoma, Washington.
Adam Langsbard is the CEO of America’s Automotive Trust at LeMay – America’s Automotive Museum located in Tacoma, Washington. He recently joined after long and successful career at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, as their Chief Marketing Officer. His career as a marketer and fundraiser for the Peterson was successful and impressive. After learning that the world’s largest car collection was looking for a new CEO, Adam jumped at the chance to become the lead driver at this impressive organization. It is a legacy to the late Harold Lemay and his his wife Nancy, who built an incredible collection. The museum opened in 2012 with David Madeira, a past Cars Yeah guest, at the helm leading a dedicated team who cares for the collection. Today Adam gets to carry on the legacy and take the museum in the future ensuring long –term success for the Trust and its members.
Mon, 27 November 2017
910: Massimo Buster Minale is a designer who builds bespoke motorcycles and housewares with a motorcycle twist.
Massimo Buster Minale is the Founder of Buster + Punch, a London-born home fashion label. He is an architect and an industrial designer with a passion for motorcycles, metalwork, and music. At Buster + Punch they work with rare, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use. It all started in a garage in East London where Massimo discovered a passion for making the things we love. From lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whisky bars. Today they make the unexpected and elegant interior products for those who want to live with conviction. Massimo is inspired by London’s fashion, music, and sub-culture scenes, where he collaborates with street artists, bike builders, musicians, and fashion designers to inject attitude in to his crafted products. Did I mention he loves bespoke motorcycles too?
Fri, 24 November 2017
Mike Mullan is the owner of Car Treasures, a website where you can find vintage automobilia. It is a website where automotive enthusiasts and collectors can sell, buy, or browse treasured pieces of automobilia including: toys, models, posters, artwork, signs, literature, documents, trophies, advertising, promotional items and other historic artifacts from the automotive past. You’ll come across hard to find unique items you never knew existed and have a chance to clean out your garage, raise some money, and then fill it back up again with more fun things. As if this doesn’t keep Mike busy, his day job is that as a realtor for land and residential properties in the Phoenix Metro area.
Thu, 23 November 2017
Alex Carmona is an automotive artist out of Greely, Colorado who is known as Old School Alex. His company, Oldschoolalex.com offers a wide range of services including commissioned art, logo design, leather work, wood crafting, printmaking, and public art. His focus however is traditional printmaking and fine art. While working in pen and ink and paint he also practices the process of 3-layer reduction woodcut creating beautiful prints that offer the viewer a classical graphic look with the feel of hand craftsmanship. While his work covers many areas of creativity it is the automobile that Alex loves to explore. He combines his passion for old school art and classic cars in a bold and exciting way. Alex’s mantra is “Ordinary art can hold you prisoner. Think beyond it, and you’ll be set free.”
Wed, 22 November 2017
907: Joe Gearin is the Associate Publixher at Motorsports Marketing, Grassroots Motorsports and Classic motorsports magazines.
Joe Gearin is the Associate Publisher at Motorsport Marketing in Holly Hills, Florida. Motorsport Marketing is the parent company for Grassroots Motorsports and Classic Motorsports magazines and websites, all owned by past Cars Yeah guest, Tim Suddard. Joe’s many roles includes writing articles, helping to organize some of their wonderful driving events, selling advertising, sponsorships, and digital products. Joes is a self described, die-hard Bears fan and is constantly in acquisition or purge mode when it comes to his never ending fleet of vehicles he loves to work on.
Tue, 21 November 2017
906: Dylan von Kleist is the Marketing manager for Tupes USA where they build the finest machine polishers and orbitals.
Dylan von Kleist is the Marketing Manager at Rupes USA in Longmont, Colorado. He’s been in the automotive detailing industry for over 19 years holding positions including product development, operations, public relations, communications, and he owned his own successful detailing businesses well. Rupes is an Italian company with a 70 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 just built and opened a facility in the United States as they continue to grow in the marketplace. Dylan has put his mark on numerous businesses in the detailing industry over his career and truly enjoys elevating the industry as both a professional within its various organizations as well as being a regular provider of commentary on the social/ethical dilemmas facing the rapidly changing professional detailing landscape.
Mon, 20 November 2017
905: Fireball Tim is a designer and artist who creates the Malibu Vlog and some new kids coloring books.
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 in sunny southern California. 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 700 Vlogs can be found on YouTube, Amazon, The Auto Channel, and more. He’s also created a series of kids coloring books that are designed to be fun while educating children, or adults, about cars and our environment. He’s also the host of The Malibu Cars & Coffee.
Fri, 17 November 2017
Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, The Motor City, The birthplace of the Detroit Dinosaur and the Yank Tank. During his younger years Jim jumped in to the world of commercial advertising however after a long successful career he decided to start painting and spurred by the esthetic of the late forties and early fifties he set off on a path to create his own style of fine art. His paintings have hung in galleries around the world and have been used in Hollywood motion pictures. His work has been featured in magazines in France, Italy, Spain, Australia and the U.S. Jim likes to say “You can almost smell the thirty weight motor oil, gun smoke, and cheap perfume when enjoying my art.”
Thu, 16 November 2017
John Baechtel owns Landspeed Media Group, a publishing firm that operates automotive technical and enthusiasts web sites including Hot Rod Engine Tech dot com. He also operates Prodyne Technologies, his motorsports consulting business and his Landspeed Restorations business which preserves and restores historic race cars. John is a 40 year industry veteran, an automotive performance consultant, publisher, author, and has written over 1,300 articles. He spent 17 years at the world’s premier performance magazine supervising and building an endless stream of high performance projects including restoration of the Summers Brothers Goldenrod land speed record holder for the Henry Ford Museum. And finally he has also assumed the duties of Public Relations Director and Event Coordinator for Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout, the official FIA/FIM international world speed record event held annually on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Wed, 15 November 2017
902: Steve Dawson is a 30+ year professional automotive photogarpher whose new book Inside Track is about Phil Hill.
Steve Dawson has been an accomplished professional photographer for over 30 years. He is the youngest person to be awarded the Professional Photographer of America Master of Photography Degree. He’s photographed numerous celebrities and shot for most of the biggest corporations in the world. However it is Steve’s passion for motorsports and automobiles that brings him to Cars Yeah today. For over 32 years he’s shot Formula One, CART, ISMA, Indy Car, World Sports Car, American Le Mans, Goodwood Revival, Laguna Seca Historic Races, and many other venues. His work hangs in the homes of private collectors around the world and has been featured in magazines and books. It was his 30 year friendship with Phil Hill that led him to collaborate with author Doug Nye and Phil’s son Derek Hill to create the book Inside Track, a spectacular autobiography of Phil’s life racing and his photography.
Tue, 14 November 2017
901: Doug Nye is a 50+ venteran in the motorsport journalism business with over 70 books to his name.
Doug Nye, who lives in Surrey, England, is recognized as a world authority on competition cars and has been an automotive journalist and author for over 54 years. In 1963, at the age of 18 Doug went to work on the British magazine Motor Racing. He eventually became the Associate Editor and shortly thereafter, in 1968 he became a freelance writer and remains so till today. He has written for nearly every motorsport magazine and produced some 70 books on motor racing. He’s worked as a race car consultant for Bonhams Auction house, he’s a founding consultant to Goodwood Motorsports and is one of the organizers of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Revival Meeting, and members meeting since 1992. Doug is a movie archivist, worked on TV shows, is involved in the new documentary movie ‘Ferrari: Race to Immortality’ and is on the Advisory Council of the British national Motor Museum. His involvement in motorsports goes on, and on and on.
Mon, 13 November 2017
900: Derek Hill returns to Cars Yeah to share his new book about his father Phil Hill titled Inside Track.
Derek Hill, a Santa Monica native, comes from an automotive family that has left their marks around the world. He is the son of Phil Hill, America’s first World Champion in Formula 1. Derek pursued a career in motorsports for over 10 years, taking class wins in the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, and many other driving for the factory BMW M3 Team. Today Derek is active in vintage racing and is a judge and MC at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Derek, along with award-winning motor racing historian and author Doug Nye, and American photographer Steve Dawson, have created and published an exceptional new biographical book titled Inside Track that chronicles his father Phil Hill’s racing career and features hundreds of his father’s color photographs. This massive book has been a ten-year collaboration and is now available for enthusiast to enjoy.
Fri, 10 November 2017
Ramsey Potts joined the team of RM/Sotheby’s Specialists in early 2017 after a 25 year career in the financial services industry. His lifelong love of all things automotive began as a child watching his father collect and race British sports cars. Ramsey holds a Diploma in Automotive Service and an ASE Technician Certification from Vale Technical Institute. At RM/Sotheby’s he specializes in European marques having owned and maintained numerous examples in addition to a DeLorean DMC12. He is a member of several car clubs and has raced Porsches, BMWs, and Mazdas on the SCCA and Grand-Am circuits while remaining active in kart racing throughout the Southeast. His recent career change is a result of deciding to do what he is passionate about, work in the world of collectible automobiles.
Thu, 9 November 2017
Kayla Randancer is a fine artist from Kalispell, Montana. She’s a self-taught, mix media artist who has a passion for capturing old, treasured classic cars, trucks, and bikes. She enjoys searching for old cars and trucks that need to be restored or uncovering parts to use on her own restoration projects. Kayla is woman who loves older vehicles and isn’t afraid of lifting the hood and getting her hands dirty.
Wed, 8 November 2017
897: Jim Koscs is the President of Audamotive Communications who writes for magazines and manufacturers.
Jim Koscs is the President of Audamotive Communications near the Jersey shore, a company he founded in 1999. Jim’s been writing about cars since 1986 when he started with Musclecars, Vette, High-Performnce Pontiac, and High-Performance Mopar magazines. He worked in PR for BMW and Mercedes-Benz North America. He covers a wide variety of PR and marketing materials for brands including BMW, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Lexus, Jaguar, Land Rover and many others. His automotive journalism has appeared The New York Times in their “Auto Ego” column and his work’s been published by BBC Autos and he regularly contributes to Hagerty’s website and e-news. Jim is a member of the International Motor Press Association.
Tue, 7 November 2017
896: Jeff Bliemeister is the Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Jeff Bliemeister is the Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The AACA Museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and it is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of vintage automobiles and their vast history. Jeff’s long career has included working at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and he was the Curator at the Renfrew Museum and Park and at the AACA Museum as well. You’ll discover over 120 automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles at the museum with rotating and permanent exhibits and the vehicles range from a 1895 Chicago Benton Harbor to 2000 Suzuki Hyabusa Motorcycle with a vast range of spectacular vehicles and displays in between. Their educational programs are some of the finest in the country.
Mon, 6 November 2017
Todd Lozier is a Principal at Lochwood Lozier Custom Homes in Seattle, Washington. You may recognize Todd’s family name as it relates to automobiles. The Lozier Automobile Manufacturing company was founded in 1900 by Henry Abraham Lozier, Todd’s great, great Uncle. They built touring cars until 1915 and they were top of the line automobiles and the most expensive cars of their time. Todd owns a 1914 Lozier Model 84 as well as numerous other collectible cars and a 1953 Chris Craft runabout that his father bought new. He was an honorary judge for the Lozier Reunion at the Atlanta Concours in early October.
Fri, 3 November 2017
894: Brad Littlefield is the Public Relations Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and he's also in to drag racing.
Brad Littlefield is the Public Relations Manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. His late father, Mert, was a supercharger manufacturer and drag racer who ran Nitro Funny Cars in the 70s and 80s winning titles in Top Alcohol Funny Cars in the 90s and 2000s. Brad earned his competition license in Alcohol Funny Cars posting a best time of 6.00 seconds and 243.96 mph in the quarter mile. Today he’s the Car Chief and Clutch Mechanic on a Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car driven by Jason Rupert, a six time Championship winner. At 11 years of age Brad started his own newsletter at the NHRA drag races launching his passion for writing and promoting. He’s worked at the National Hot Rod Association fro 11 years and his role at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca involves coordinating the media efforts for their many racing events at that iconic track in California.
Thu, 2 November 2017
Jay Lamm is an automotive author and journalist. At age 16 Jay sold his first article--a road test of Elvis's Maserati Ghibli-- to AutoWeek magazine. He hasn't worked an honest day since, authoring 10 automotive books and countless articles for titles such as Car & Driver, Automobile, and Spy, and serving as editor-in-chief of five national magazines, including Sports Car International and Vintage Motorsport. Jay has also started three enthusiast-related companies. His current bad idea is Lemons, whose events include rallies, car shows, and an endurance-race series for cars that cost $500 or less. Jay holds nine FIA world speed records, the Guinness World Record for “Most Participants in a Car Race,” and a fair bit of disdain for car nuts who take themselves too seriously.
Wed, 1 November 2017
892: John Buonanno is the President of Black Horse Garage where they restore classic and vintage cars.
John Buonanno is the President of Black Horse Garage located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company specializes in restoring and preserving the finest, exotic European and American cars and has earned every significant restoration award in the USA. John’s grandfather was a Ferrari Tifoso and his father Frank worked for Ferrari before founding Black Horse Garage in 1991. John took over the company from his father in 2006. The Garage has 60,000 square feet of space where they service, repair, restore, and store vintage automobiles. John’s mantra is to keep a personal connection between the staff and their clients while providing the utmost care and attention to every vehicle they service.