Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Henry Atwell May is the author of the book First Black Autos, a story of passion, perseverance, and achievement. It is a non-fiction story that some of the most knowledgeable automotive enthusiasts know nothing about. The story is about the Charles Richard “C.R.” Patterson & Sons Company, an African-American Automobile manufacturer. Patterson-Greenfield buggies, Motor Cars, Buses and Trucks were manufactured from early 1900s to 1937. 

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McKeel Hagerty is the CEO and driving force behind Hagerty, the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners. He is an in-demand speaker on leadership and business success, and a trusted automotive voice for major print and broadcast media. McKeel is the former Board Chairman for YPO, a global leadership community of 28,000 chief executives around the world who are driven by the belief that the world needs better leaders and that business can be a force for good.

 

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Ryan Carignan is the Business Manager for the Porsche Club of America (PCA) Racing Program. In his role he is responsible for the relationships with all of their corporate partners, as well as the logistical requirements of the series. He works directly with the Club Race Chair, West Dillard, to manage the operations of Club Racing including their championships within the series, and their Clubsport Series sponsored by Pirelli. They have over 1,800 licensed racers and run 25 to 30 races annually in North America. Ryan also writes for the PCA magazine Panorama. Ryan is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with four Air Medals, multiple decorations, and he flew six combat deployments in the B-1 shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Dan Karr is Founder and CEO of ValChoice. After being struck by a car while riding his bicycle, Dan, a former Silicon Valley executive, was hit with nearly $100,000 in medical bills that neither his auto nor health insurance companies would pay. The experience left Dan determined to change the way consumers buy their auto insurance so that no one else would have to go through the same ordeal. That’s when Dan founded Valchoice, an online service that provides consumers, agents and advisors with information on which home and auto insurance companies offer the best value in price, protection, claims handling, and services.

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Stacey Mack is the President and CEO of Advantage Lifts, a company he has owned for five years.  Based in Hanover, PA, the company is a direct-to-consumer sales and marketing company that sells, services, and installs branded private labeled lifts. They offer car lifts from the biggest names in auto lift manufacturing including:  Advantage, BendPak, Challenger, Launch, Nussbaum, Rotary and More. 

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Greg Prince owns and operates Prestige Collector Car Appraisal, located in Green Banks, Washington. He grew up around cars, raced his Chevelle SS in his wilder youth days and attended numerous Indy 500 races with his father in the late 60s and 70s. Greg has restored countless cars, been a national marque judge, written a nationally acclaimed authenticity manual for the Studebaker Avanti, and today helps owners appraise their collector cars, provides collection assistance, and helps find and source classic collector cars for his clients.

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Pete Doriguzzi was born and raised just outside of Denver Colorado where riding motocross and working on cars and trucks was an integral part of his early life.  Just over 10 years ago, Pete moved to Florida to work with Heacock Classic Collector Car insurance and has served as underwriting manager, risk advisor, value guru, and experiential marketing ambassador.  He’s worked alongside Ford Heacock and the Lake Mirror Classic concours, is a member of the Shelby American Automobile Club, and when he’s not attending events for Heacock Classic, you can find him at the track polishing his skills behind the wheel.

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Max Girardo is the founder of Girardo & Co where he and his talented team offer the most up-to-date and accurate market knowledge relating to the sourcing, selling and valuation of classic cars. Working one-on-one with a growing list of loyal clients, they help automotive enthusiasts and collectors source and sell vehicles, always matching the right car with the right enthusiast. As a market leader, Girardo & Co offers a unique insight into the collector car industry and into an array of resources that enables them to build trust with new clients whilst also extending our long-term relationships with ambitious collectors.

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Charles Freeborn is an automotive enthusiast who loves to work with his hands and discover how things work including a lot of wrenching on his automobiles. He is a master woodworker who builds fine furniture, guitars, and a number of automotive inspired wooden boxes. Charles is a Board member and Driving Instructor to the Cascade Sports Cars Club and HOD. He drives a 1974 911S Targa and a 914 Race Car in which he plans to compete at ICSCC and Vintage race groups.

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Alex Grappo is the Founder at Drive Coffee. He and his team approach coffee like racing; the details matter and they take a relentless approach to improvement. Their focus is from the ground up, including the soil, to the plant, to the bean, the perfect roast, and into your cup. He is a lifelong car enthusiast who has traveled to over 40 countries and lived in 5 including Nicaragua, Portugal, Jordan, Oman and the USA. His career includes over a decade of experience working in tech, automotive plus the food and beverage industries. At Drive Coffee their devotion is to perfecting the fuel for your drive.

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Derek DeBoer is a race car driver who currently drives for The Racers Group (TRG) in a Porsche, Caymen GT4 Club Sport MR/Evo. Derek has won at the Le Mans Aston Martin Festival, has had a top 10 finish at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, run multiple times at the 25 hours at Thunderhill with 2 podiums there, and is now entering his 7th season with TRG having brought home 27 podium finishes along the way. The journey has all been documented by his wife Brooke and can be found via www.fastlife.tv with episodes streaming on AmazonPrime, TubiTV and the most current content on YouTube.

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Seneca Giese is Co-Founder of Current Automotive, the nation’s first online pre-owned electric vehicle retailer. Seneca spent nearly nine years at Tesla and was one of the first two hundred employees to join the company in 2009. He was the top sales representative in North America for 2010/2011 and went on to lead a team responsible for the first deliveries of the Model S sedan across 37 states. Current Automotive educates consumers on electric vehicle ownership and sells low mileage, late-model pre-owned electric vehicles with a focus on Tesla.

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Wade Kawasaki is the President and CEO of Legendary Companies. In his role, Wade oversees the twelve Legendary Companies brands and six operating companies. He is based out of the Coker Group’s corporate headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2017 he was sworn in as Chairman of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, known as SEMA Board of Directors. In today's show Wade shares his thoughts about if the SEMA show will happen this year with the pandemic we are all facing.

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Steve Ahlgrim has been buying and selling collectible automobiles for nearly 40 years. Along the way, he put his experience to good use judging several Concours a year. While his expertise is the Ferrari marque, his assignments have ranged from brass era Buicks to the most modern exotics. Steve is a board member of the IAC/PFA, a Ferrari judging council. He also has helped in the planning of several shows and serves as the Chief Judge of the Celebration Florida Exotic Car Festival.  Motorcar Gallery is a company he works with today.

 

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George Patrick is a lifelong automotive enthusiast, whose company Automotive Performance Group (APG) is a custom vehicle manufacturer with years of expertise and experience. The APG flagship vehicle is the Ranger PRORUNNER conversion package that brings real off-road performance and styling to the Ford Ranger with a combination of aesthetic and performance upgrades. A true carbon fiber wide body made of 100% aerospace grade carbon fiber adds 10-inches of width to the truck and allows for fitment of up to 35-inch tires and up to 12.5-inches of suspension travel. 

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Brian Nash is the Founder and CEO of TunersCare.com. He has been the founder and leader of multiple car clubs, he’s an amateur car photographer (including shooting at the London, Sydney, & LA auto shows), has retailed and prototyped auto parts, and has been a SEMA member since 2014. Brian is determined to pass the legacy of car culture onto the next generation and publishes children’s books about motorsports. 

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Brian Baker is the Information Technology Manager for Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market Magazine. He is a fourth-generation automotive enthusiast whose interest is heavily focused on Japanese cars from the 1970s through the 1990s and he has a deep interest for the Japanese subculture. Brian writes for the Rising Sun column in Sports Car Market magazine, a column about the Japanese car market and trends. His passion is wrenching on his project vehicles which include:  a 1977 Datsun 280 Z, 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback, two Honda Aero 50s scooters and two 1987 Honda Elite 50s scooter.

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Kevin Buckler is the founder and CEO of Adobe Road Winery and The Racers Group (TRG). He is a professional race car driver and team owner. Adobe Road has become one of the darling boutique producers coming out of Sonoma and Napa counties and has received over 30+ scores from the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The Racing Series are 4 amazing California blend wines, from Napa and Sonoma that feature cutting-edge packaging technology and all around a motorsports theme.

If you missed my talk with Kevin yesterday be sure to listen and learn about his racing career. 

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Kevin Buckler is the founder and CEO of The Racers Group (TRG) and Adobe Road Winery. He is a professional race car driver and team owner running the single winningest privateer team in North American sports car history with over 100 victories in multiple professional classes.  Today he has four victories and 13 podiums at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, GT class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 7 series championships in IMSA, Grand-AM, and Pirelli World Challenge. TRG ran a multi-car effort at Daytona for 22 straight years and is the only team to have ever run a 5-car Porsche team successfully for 8 straight years. 

This is part one of a two part show with Kevin. Be sure to listen to show #1553 as well.

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Gordon McCall is the President and CEO of McCall Events and Director of Motorsports at Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. He is the co-founder of The Quail- A Motorsports Gathering and Quail Motorcycle Gathering. His company produces exclusive VIP events, one of the best-known being “Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival” at the Monterey Jet Center, the “Kick-Off” party for the iconic August automotive week in Monterey, California, now in its 29th year. Gordon has served as a Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Field Coordinator for more than 25 years. Gordon will be hosting the upcoming TV series “The Road to Provenance”, airing on MotorTrend TV this year.

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Louis Lee is the Producer and host of the Playing N Traffic show, a venture he started in 2016. He’s been in the automotive game for over 30 years and has owned and operated one of the top auto transport companies in the USA. He transports cars for some of the hottest entertainers and top car builders in the industry. He is an automotive enthusiast whose passion for cars lead him to create a unique website and mobile based magazine titled All Ends Magazine covering many aspects of the automotive industry. 

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Andy Reid is a Certified sports car fanatic who travels the world to see what’s crossing the auction blocks. He is an automotive writer, analyst, auction expert, concours judge, and collector car specialist at Haydenwood Insurance. During this pandemic Andy has created something wonderful. The Facebook page titled: The Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance.

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Noel Carroll is the Chief Executive Officer of Biofriendly Corporation. Their focus is on the environmental space and Noel has been part of the company since 2002. Their goal is to tackle issues to improve our planet by creating solutions that solve problems and make a real difference. Passionate about the environment, Noel is widening the company’s focus, from their flagship product, Green Plus, a fuel enhancer, to a broader reach that educates, invests in, and promotes a healthier planet.

 

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Bob Sellers is the Vice President and COO at Reliable Carriers. Reliable is a proud member of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Licensing and Insurance System where safety and care of your vehicles is their number one priority. Their fleet of over 403 trucks are piloted by a trained and talented team who take a personalized approach to caring for your special vehicles. Bob has been part of the Reliable Team for over 11 years and in the automotive transportation business for over 25 years.

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Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand and studied engineering and music at Victoria University in Wellington. After a motorcycle accident brought an end to his career as a symphony orchestra oboist, he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. That success lead to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, BMW, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, and numerous other motorcycle marques. Ian’s newest book is titled The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles, Every Model Since 1923, published by The Quarto Group.

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Tom Cotter has been a car-crazy guy his entire life. After selling his company in 2001 he bought himself a 289 Cobra and drove across the United States with his pal Peter Egan. Yes, that Peter Egan. He wrote his first book, Homan-Moody, The Legendary Team and then wrote a series of six books on barn finds including The Cobra in The BarnThe Hemi, The Vincent, The Corvette, The Harley in The Barn, and 50 Shades of Rust, Cuba’s Car Culture along with Bill Warner, and Motor City Barn Finds with Michael Alan Ross. His most recent book is titled Ford Model T Coast to Coast, A Slow Drive Across a Fast Country. He is the host of Hagerty’s Barn Find Hunter on YouTube and is currently restoring a Lotus Elan Series 1.

 

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Ted Wentz III is CEO of Quadratec, one of the largest and most well-known off-road parts and accessories retailers/distributors. Quadratec is a family owned business, started in 1990 by Ted’s father. They are celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2020. 

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Austin Paruch is the Owner of Paruch Automotive Craftsmanship in Appleton, Wisconsin. He and his team are specialists in automotive metal restoration and fabrication. Before starting his own company Austin honed his craft working on concours level restorations including some of the most beautiful collector cars in the world; Ferraris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces, and many others. His true passion lies in Italian marques that are coach build, specifically from the 50s. Today he is building a one-off vehicle inspired by the designs of that era, an alloy bodied Barchetta he has nicknamed “Strada Americana.”

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Kris Clewell is a published author, photographer, filmmaker, road trip explorer, and prolific mistake maker.  Kris has owned over 50 cars in the last 20 years including everything from 10 or more VW Rabbits, a Yugo GV, a 200,000 mile Porsche 996 911, a BMW e30 Touring, and a Mercedes C43 AMG.  Kris is also a host of the Overcrest Podcast, one of the fastest-growing automotive podcasts in the nation. 

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Michael Bodell, is the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Petersen Automotive Museum, amateur car collector, motorcycle racer, and product developer. He joined the Petersen in 2014 just before their massive $90M renovation and oversees all of its operations and marketing. In addition to growing the Petersen brand, Michael is a Lotus enthusiast and collector. Having previously worked for start-ups, museums, and retail organizations, Michael holds experience across a spectrum of disciplines. He has designed and created two proprietary softwares and executed numerous strategic plans at the Petersen and other companies.

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Terry Karges has served as Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum for the past 8 years, being instrumental in its transformation into the world’s finest automotive museum. Terry has extensive experience in the automotive, sports and entertainment industry. He has held key leadership roles at Venchurs Vehicle Systems, Roush Performance, Cord Automotive, Oakland Stompers/NASL Soccer Team, Sea World, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and Disneyland. He is also a founding partner in MotoAmerica, North America’s premiere motorcycle road racing series.

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Craig Jackson is the Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. Over the decades, Craig has earned the reputation as one of the world’s most respected automotive collectors and restoration experts. In addition to the numerous Barrett-Jackson Auctions that take place across the country, Craig is an avid automotive collector and enthusiast. This past January, Barrett-Jackson celebrated its most successful auction ever in Scottsdale, Arizona during their annual event. Craig and his team will be celebrating Barrett-Jackson’s 50th anniversary in 2021, which no doubt will be another banner year for the company and its customers.

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Harry Clark is the Founder of Classic Promenade a collector car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona. He has a special affinity to CCCA Classics and has collected and enjoyed marques including Packard, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Pierce Arrow and Cadillac. He has served for two terms on the National Board of Directors of the Classic Car Club of America and The LeMay Museum. Harry is a CCCA Master Judge and has participated in numerous Concours events including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and many others. Harry is presently Field Marshal of the La Jolla Concours. 

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Marcus Anghel is the Owner of Anghel Restorations where he and his team produce concours level creations. They have restored cars for clients from around the world and the cars they produce have been included as part of the best judged vehicles at events including Shelby’s, Boss Mustangs, and Cobra Jets. In addition to restoring cars Marcus is the head national judge for the Shelby Club of America. He writes articles for Mustang Monthly and Mustang Times.

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Brady Wright is a lifelong motor enthusiasts and builder of all kinds of vehicles from motorcycles to hot rods. But that’s not all. He crafts canes and walking sticks, guitars, and other musical instruments, audio gear and more. To say he is a hands-on creator is an understatement. With over 25 years as a broadcaster and trainer, today he hosts the automotive podcast called Horsepower Chrome and Rust. Brady also produces car shows throughout the northwest.

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Sam Schwartz is CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, a firm that specializes in transportation planning and engineering. He also writes a column on traffic for The New York Daily News. Previously Sam was New York City’s Traffic Commissioner and was the Chief Engineer of the NYC Department of Transportation. He started his transportation career in the late 1960’s as a NYC cabbie and joined the Traffic Department, as a junior engineer, in 1971. Sam has authored the books titled:  No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (2018) and Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and The Fall of Cars (2015) that lay out a recipe for cities faced with rapid changes in modes, automation, demographic shifts and travelers’ preferences. 

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Lawrence Baxter is the Proprietor of Bespoke British Sports Cars, an importer of custom-built, very exclusive recreations of Jaguars and classics by Lynx and Proteus. These automobiles include the Lynx XKSS and McQueen tribute Porsche 911, and the Proteus C-type. He is also a member of a race experience company that operates Kaizen Motorsports & Formula Experiences. Lawrence is a co-owner of one of the first Corvette C8s that will be put on the track later this year. Lawrence is also the David T. Zhang Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School. He was the executive vice president and Chief eCommerce Officer at Wachovia Corporation and has helped a number of startups in the Charlotte area.

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Ed Gilbertson is the Chairman of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG). Ed is also the President of the Jury – Salon Prive’ Concour d’Elegance, a role that pulled him out of retirement to handle all the judging at this event that is held at the Blenheim Palace in the UK. Ed has been active in the car hobby for over 45 years. He is the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and continues to serve as a senior member of the Pebble Beach Selection Committee. He is also the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club of America. In addition, he was Chief Judge for the Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours and multiple shows across the country. 

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Bryan Dagel is the owner and operator of Dagel Refinishing & Fabrication. He opened his shop in 1994 restoring and building muscle cars. He was part owner of Rat Rod Magazine from 2011 to 2016 and built rat rods for the magazine, competing in their first ever official Rat Rod magazine tour in 2011. Bryan built 4 rat rods in 6 years and completed 4 tours and 2 build-offs with the magazine. In 2016 they held a SEMA Rat Rod build off which included 3 builders, one of which was Sam Hard featuring his 1937 Rolls Royce Rat Rod. This was the birth of Bryan’s International RATical Rod Build-Off Drive Off.

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Roger Falcione is the founder of ClassicCars.com. He was one of the first to understand the importance of online classifieds in relation to the classic car market. He created a ground-breaking online marketplace built on the love of technology and classic cars. Ten years later the company has seen tremendous growth and in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States as part of the Inc. 5000.  In 2020 ClassicCars.com attracts over 3 million visits a month, has 35,000 vehicles for sale, supports the largest online network of classic car dealers and auction houses, and delivers daily industry-leading news coverage through its award-winning Journal that has over 350,000 monthly readers. ClassicCars.com has become the trusted home of the collector car enthusiast.

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Jeff Thisted has worked in the car industry for decades. He was part of AutoTracer.com and Wheels-TV. He’s hosted on stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Chicago Auto Show, the New York International Auto Show and many others across America. He’s been the live-events host on the Hot Rod Power Tour, Car Craft Summer Nationals, the F-Body Nationals, and the C-10 Nationals. He holds an SCCA racing license and is a member of the Motor Press Guild.  You can find his adventures and exploits in this ’55 Chevy at idrivea55.com. His past includes working on The Price is Right with Bob Barker and he was the only male host of GSN’s Playmania Block of programming where he hosted both Quiznation and 100 Winners.

 

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Mike Linner is the Founder of Car Show Nationals, an online car show he started in 2001. It is a platform for advertising events and letting the world know about all the fantastic car shows taking place. At Car Show Nationals.com you’ll find an enormous listing of events, videos, photos, and automotive products you can purchase. Mike is an automotive photographer and has a video podcast titled Let’s Roll.

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Nelson Gill is the owner of ACC Performance where they design, engineer, and manufacture the Original BOSS HOG Torque Converters. The company was founded over 50 years ago in 1970. Nelson purchased the company in 2005 and he took it from a business shipping into just 5 states to today where they ship across the United States and beyond. Today you’ll find BOSS HOG Torque Converters in cars and trucks in over 14 countries, all originating in Muscle Shoals, Alabama here in the United States of America.

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Mark Hyman is the founder of Hyman Ltd, one of the largest and most respected collector vehicle dealers in the world Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Hyman Ltd’s 70,000-square foot facility is filled with a diverse inventory of nearly 200 of the world’s finest automobiles, covering virtually every era and genre imaginable –from horseless carriages to modern-era supercars and virtually everything in between. After more than 30 years in operation, Mark and his expert staff of fifteen serve a global clientele through sales, procurement, and a highly successful consignment program. When not in the office, Mark can be found meeting friends, old and new, at Concours events, tours, rallies, and automotive gatherings around the world.

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Tom Clark is a Minority Partner at Motorcar Gallery where they have over 200 years of combined in-house exotic, vintage, and collector car experience. From the common to the obscure, the team helps navigate your collector car journey through values, inspections, finance, transportation, storage, and the maintenance of your vintage automobiles. Born into a collector car family his father was a car collector and SCCA National Champion in Formula C. Tom has raced with SCCA since the early 80s, was their Rookie of the year in the Florida Region in 1985 and competed in Formula Renault. In 2005 he began competitive driving instruction and coaching. He’s been involved in the automotive industry since the early 70s buying and selling Ferraris and many other marques.

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Terry Wilson, a.k.a Coverman66, is a YouTuber whose passion and enthusiasm knows no bounds. At age 10 he was driving his uncle’s muscle cars on the back roads of South Carolina. Through high school and beyond, he worked on and built impressive muscle cars. In 1998, he test-drove a new Camaro and fell in love with the iconic LS1engine and that’s where things heated up. He started documenting his builds using video. After he accidentally posted a video on YouTube making it public, well, the rest is history!

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Steve Ahlgrim works at Motorcar Gallery where they have over 200 years of combined in-house exotic, vintage, and collector car experience. From the common to the obscure, the team helps navigate your collector car journey through values, inspections, finance, transportation, storage, and the maintenance of your vintage automobiles. Steve has been buying and selling collectible automobiles for nearly 40 years. While his area of expertise is the Ferrari marque, his assignments have ranged from brass era Buicks to the most modern exotics. Steve is a board member of the IAC/PFA, a Ferrari judging council. He also has helped in the planning of several shows and serves as the Chief Judge of the Celebration Florida Exotic Car Festival.

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Rob Conrad is the host at iHeart Radio Birmingham on Magic 96.5, the Magic Morning Show with Rob & Hilary, where he’s been entertaining listeners since 1992. Rob also produces a podcast titled Collecting Cars with Rob Conrad and he owns and operates Rob Conrad’s Classic Cars. The business started as a simple idea and has bloomed into a wonderful operation chauffeuring lovebirds to and from special occasions including weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and other meaningful adventures. Rob is an active automotive enthusiast and belongs to several Packard Clubs. His 1956 Caribbean has a fascinating backstory and his 1951 Packard 250 Sporting Convertible named ‘Ruby’ is the star of his business making memories for couples never to be forgotten.

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Dick Berggren has been a college professor earning a Ph.D. in psychology at Tufts University, a racetrack PA announcer, radio announcer, and a TV announcer covering big-league NASCAR for over 30 years. As a racecar driver, he won 23 feature events, most of them driving sprint cars. He edited Stock Car Racing Magazine for 23 years and he founded Open Wheel and Speedway Illustrated magazines. He headed the group that raised the funds to build the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, New Hampshire, which opened in 2017. Dick is a frequent emcee at racing award dinners and has earned numerous awards for his journalism and contributions to racing.

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Bruce Trenery is the owner of Fantasy Junction located in Emeryville, California, a company he started with two friends in 1976. By the next year he took over the company and since then he has sold over 9,000 collector vehicles including classics, vintage race cars, and pretty much everything else. Back in the day, Bruce raced Formula Vee, Formula C, and Formula B. He continued racing with SCCA and has run in vintage races, all over the world, for over four decades. He has driven in rallies and tours in everything from Jaguar D-Types to Ferraris, Alfas, Monzas, and Porsche Can-Am cars. Bruce ran the company up until 2018 when then his son Spencer took over the day to day operations. Bruce continues to buy, sell, hold and enjoy fine old automobiles.

 

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Richard Jenkins is a motorsport enthusiast who has a keen interest in what happened to racers after they left the sport. Inspired by a book released in 1966 about former British soccer players titled Where Are They Now?, authored by Pringle and Fissler, Richard decided to trace past racecar drivers. In 2014, he was approached by the widow of racer Richie Ginther and in 2020, his book titled Richie Ginther: Motor Racing’s Free Thinker was published. With memories from his family, friends and fellow racers, this biography is also packed, after meticulous research, with an abundance of quotes from Richie himself to create as thorough and as deeply personal life story about Richie as possible.

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Mark Stone is Director of Business Development for Evans Cooling Systems. Evans develops, manufactures, and sells waterless coolants for all kinds of combustion engines and they work with some of the biggest automotive companies and names in auto racing. Their products solve cooling problems, reduce maintenance costs and can reduce fuel consumption and emissions and they eliminate the need for disposal of harmful contaminants. Mark has been active recently in the area engine cooling systems optimization and currently is an active member of the ASTM and the Society of Automotive Engineers.  His international experience includes programs and business development activities in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, India, South Africa, and the U.K. 

John Light, Powersports Division Director from Evans Cooling is a past Cars Yeah guest.

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Dina Parise is the President of Dina Parise Ventures. She was the 2015 IHRA Pro Mod World Champion and the first female to hold that title. She was a professional figure skater and skated with the Ice Capades for four years and after leaving the ice she decided to start drag racing. Her first quarter-mile run was 9 seconds at 146 miles per hour and today she drives her Pro Mod Cadillac named “Stella” at under 6 seconds and over 240 mph. Her motto, “it’s an accomplishment to get to the finish line first, but the journey getting there is what is most important” is what drives Dina to compete. In addition to racing, she serves through motivational speaking engagements and mentoring females not only in the sport but beyond.

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Jon Saltinstall grew up near Donington Park, where he witnessed his first motor race at the age of 12 after winning tickets in a local newspaper competition. Already fascinated by the sport and its history, he obsessively pursued his interest while following a career in banking. His admiration for Niki Lauda led him to embark on writing his first book, Niki Lauda: His Competition History, and after nine years, in 2019, he completed it only a matter of weeks before his subject’s death. The book covers Niki Lauda’s career that spanned 16 seasons and 18 years, competing in a wide variety of cars and categories. With over 374 pages and more than 500 photographs, many of which have not been published, his book provides a remarkable visual of his entire racing career.

 

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Jon Bentley joined the BBC’s Top Gear Program as a researcher. He went on to become Producer and Executive Producer of that hit TV show between 1987 and 1999. He produced other programs for the BBC including The Car’s The Star. In 2002, after time as a producer with ITV and the BBC Natural History Unit, he launched Fifth Gear for Channel Five and produced the show until 2004 when he joined The Gadget Show as a presenter. This gave him the opportunity to indulge in another childhood passion; technology. He is now established as the Program’s main gadget reviewer. Jon writes for Amateur Photographer and has penned stories for numerous other publications. In November 2019, Jon wrote his first book titled, Autopia: The Future of Cars, which was published by Atlantic Books. 

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Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The auctions are held in conjunction with some of the most renowned global motoring events including The Quail, Goodwood Revival, and many others. Jakob holds memberships in numerous motoring clubs and is an avid enthusiast and collector of motorcars and motorcycles. 

Direct download: BSH_09-Jakob_Greisen.mp3
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Aaron McKenzie is an automotive writer, photographer, producer, and digital media consultant. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron left the United States when he was 22 and spent a decade living and working in South Korea. He returned to the states in 2012 and stumbled, somewhat accidentally, into a career in the automotive media space. He partnered with major brands including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar and worked with his childhood heroes including Stirling Moss, Hurley Haywood, and David Hobbs. Today Aaron lives in the San Pedro area of Los Angles, California.

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Gabe Tesch is a 16-year-old racer who has been on the track for the last three years.  He competes up and down the west coast, has won three local championships, a first-place finish and qualified fourth at the International Karting Federations Grand Nationals. However, his future hasn’t always looked so bright. When Gabe was 11 years old he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Through his ordeal of 48 consecutive days of proton radiation, 48 weeks of chemotherapy, and a lot of challenging times Gabe made the decisions “God didn’t get me through this brain cancer so I could have a normal life.” And so racing was a course he embarked on to build a life of meaning and excitement.

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Von Hot Rod Valdez is a lifelong hotrodder who has become a legend in pinstriping. You’ll find him at car shows throughout the country, and the world, sharing his story, his passion, and his art with the automotive and motorsports industry. Born into an automotive family his father Ben was known as “The Rod Father” and Hot Rod eventually created his own hotrod shop in California, a business he built over 20 years before selling it to focus solely on pinstriping and taking this cool art form to the mainstream public. He is a speaker, a teacher, a mentor and is known as “The Master of the Fine Line.” He has appeared on numerous television shows around the world and been the honored guest at many domestic and international car shows.

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Marikay Satryano is the Executive Director of the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center a role she has enjoyed since 2014. The Pray Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, continues the work of Malcolm Pray through the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. Malcolm Pray’s passion for automobiles and his journey as an entrepreneur continues to inspire young people, families, and youth groups through innovative programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Cum Laude and University Honors with Distinction from The School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, a Certificate of Graduate Studies from the University of Florence, Italy, a Masters in Teaching, Fordham University and an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing.  

 

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Karl Troy owns European Road and Racing in North Charleston, South Carolina. He opened his business in 1990. Way back in 1985, Karl worked for BRUN Motorsport preparing a Porsche 962 for the IMSA series. In 1986, he and his team became World Champions. Today, he and his European Road and Racing Team are luxury car service experts caring for a wide variety of vehicles including all manufacturer services, inspections, diagnostics, engine repair and replacement, suspension, transmissions, parts, and much more. They perform complete performance builds and upgrades plus they offer driver’s coaching for DE and Road racing events.

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Simon Kidston is known around the world as a multilingual classic car commentator and columnist, consultant and entrepreneur. Above all, he is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable adviser on the purchase and sale of rare classics. The company Simon founded in 2006, Kidston SA, has been responsible for the sale of some of the world’s highest-value motor cars. Simon developed this knowledge through his early working life in the auction world, co-founding Geneva-based Brooks Europe, lately Bonhams, and staging some of the most glamourous classic car sales ever experienced. More recently, Simon devised and launched K500, an online resource that gives honest opinions and unbiased insights into the automotive collector car market. 

Direct download: BSH_08-Simon_Kidston.mp3
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Richard Farler is the General Sales Manager at O’Gara Group, an award-winning factory-authorized dealer for Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars serving Southern California in San Diego and La Jolla. Richard is originally from the UK and has lived in the USA for 30+ years. He was a professional soccer player and served in the British Army as part of the Royal Military Police. He started a car business in Germany and has been in the automotive industry for close to 41 years. He has been a GM for dealers, operated a consulting business identifying best practices for dealers and loves riding motorcycles and travel when he’s not volunteering and attending charity events or spending time with his six grandchildren.

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Mark Wilson grew up in a car family with a father who is an automotive journalist and a mother who loves motorsports. He worked with Stewart Paterson in his race prep shop and was gifted a Formula Ford which he promptly started racing. Mark’s career started as a test driver for marketing claims and progressed into high-performance driver coaching and marketing events. He travels the country to work with OEMs, he coaches private clients, and he even trains special forces. In 2016, he set his sights higher and embarked on a flying journey with a goal to be a commercial pilot allowing him to fulfill his ultimate dream of flying and driving fast.

 

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Jake Raby is the Founder and President of Raby Enterprises, a company he established in 1998. Think of him as an owner, inventor, and a developer. He started working with Porsche engines at the age of 13 and he founded Raby’s Aircooled Technology, a company specializing in high-performance air-cooled engines for Porsche and VW applications. He holds 5 U.S. patents and recently completed his second step-by-step engine rebuilding video titled ‘A Focus on M9X Engine Assembly’. Jake worked with Tony Callas of Callas Rennsport, a past Cars Yeah guest, as his co-instructor. Today he’s teamed up with his 8-year-old daughter, Ava, to form a training program aimed at helping children to help them with mechanical things, learning components, disassembling and reassembling things in a series of multi-media resources including a step-by-step video.

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Once upon a time, there was a rebellious, button-pushing, tattooed-pizza-bagel loving Italian-Jewish woman from North Jersey. Rebecca Schindler chose the road less traveled and with her kids in-tow, pushed life’s boundaries and sought some adventure. Rebecca is a “SheCanic" at a woman-owned and run automotive repair shop in the Philadelphia area titled Girls Auto Clinic. She likes to fly by the seat of her pants yet has some bold plans for her own automotive business in the future. Rebecca is the niece of past Cars Yeah Guest, Francis Abates.

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Jeff Broadus has been involved in the automotive industry throughout his professional career. He began with a pioneering lifestyle magazine, The Robb Report. Then he joined Car Collector magazine as the Marketing Director and in 1992, became publisher/owner of that publication. In 2010, he sold the publishing company and all its assets. Over the next nine years, he managed a national marketing campaign for both Heacock Classic and Grundy Insurance groups before retiring from the insurance business. Today in his new venture, Jeff has joined the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union as VP/Executive Director of Special Projects. Among his many responsibilities, is one of his favorite tasks to manage the growth and success of the MIDFLORIDA Auto Show and Lake Mirror Concours. The event takes place in Lakeland, Florida, and this year will celebrate its 21st year, October 16 – 18, 2020.

 

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Donnie Gould has been a car specialist and partner at RM Sotheby’s since 2002. He has had more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industry and his vast knowledge of classic cars stems from his learning first-hand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the country. Donnie played an integral role in developing RM’s Florida auction presence and was a natural choice for president when RM established its subsidiary company, Auctions America, in 2010. He was a Vintage Winston Cup racer and has a strong familiarity with a wide variety of vintage marques. Donnie is a long-time member of the CCCA, the SAAC, the Austin-Healey Vintage Racing Club, and he’s a lifetime member of the AACA.

 

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Adam Kern is a Chicago native who in 2012 purchased his first Porsche after growing up as a lifelong muscle car fan in a GM loving family. Since then he has joined the board of directors for the PCA-Chicago region along with running the club’s autocross program and its social media. In 2017, Adam led efforts to create CheckedItOut Chicago, ‘the Porsche convergence’ held in downtown Chicago. CheckedItOut is a non-profit that raises money for local charities by bringing Porsche owners and enthusiasts together for a day of cars, food, and music in an urban setting.

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Brenda Priddy likes to tell people that she was born with a camera in her hands, and hardly remembers a time that she didn’t own a camera or two, or maybe a half dozen. Since 1992, Brenda has been a well-known fixture in the automotive industry, photographing pre-production automobiles undergoing hot weather testing in the desert, and selling the photos to publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Car and Driver, and even the Encyclopedia Britannica. The mom of two suddenly became one of the most famous automotive “spy photographers” in the world! In 2013 she shifted to fine art photography and in 2014 organized people-to-people tours of Cuba. Brenda has always been involved in raising money for charities, and in 2017, she was appointed a CASA (court-appointed special advocate for foster children) by the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona.  

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Mark Steigerwald is the Executive Director at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. Their mission is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. After graduate school, Mark interned at the International Motor Racing Research Center where he became their Director. Along the way, he got to meet fascinating and generous people associated with all facets of the racing world including Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Vic Elford, Sam Posey, Rusty Wallace, and many others. I have had the experience of visiting the California Automobile Museum and it is a very special place. Regular listeners will recall the museum’s Curator Carly Starr was a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Charles Navarro is the President of LN Engineering, a company he founded while studying Computer Science at Northwestern University in 2002 along with his wife, Tammy Hellings. LN Engineering formed a niche previously non-existent for precision performance aftermarket engine components specifically targeted toward addressing known issues and improving upon original equipment engine components for Volkswagen and Porsche models. LN Engineering is best known for its trademark Nickies air-cooled cylinders. The company has evolved and grown and along with Raby Engine Development, focusing on research and development leading to solutions for past and current models.

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Ed Petersen is the CEO of Wrench. He studied History and Business at Whittier College where he graduated and then went on to become an entrepreneur. Ed participated in the founding of multiple technology and data companies before he founded Wrench 4 years ago in January of 2016. Ironically, he did not come from the automotive industry; his entire background was in technology. Ed recognized that there was a need in the auto repair industry for a newer, more efficient, trustworthy, and convenient way for consumers. In his vision, the whole process of car repair and maintenance needed the introduction of technology and data. Hence, Wrench was born and has disrupted the industry in ways never before thought possible. 

 

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Elana Scherr didn’t grow up in a car family but has made up for lost time since then. She started her wheeled career in motorcycle parts fabrication, then did a stint in Automotive PR before moving to the editorial side. She was a staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Roadkill Magazine, and currently reviews new cars for Edmunds and Car and Driver while also covering classics and car culture for American Car Collector, Sports Car Market, and other enthusiast titles. Elana and her husband Tom have a large collection (more than a dozen) of mostly carbureted vehicles including an Opel GT, several muscle cars, and a classic open-backed ramp truck race hauler that originally belonged to Pro Stock legend Dick Landy. They cover their collection and keeping it running on the Challengeher YouTube channel. Along with the car projects, Elana is writing a book with Don Prudhomme about his life and racing career.

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Brian Allan is the Senior Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at HyreCar. He is responsible to assist OEMs and retail dealers with strategies to profit from the carsharing, ridesharing and transportation as a Service (TaaS) opportunities. Brian serves on advisory boards for several retail and technology firms and he is renowned for recognizing industry trends and developing innovative solutions that leverage technology to improve the employee and customer experience for the automotive industry. After 30 years of service as a General Manager and Group Director of Business Development at Galpin Motors, Brian founded Respective.io, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on emerging technologies and innovation in the retail automotive industry. 

Mike Furnari, HyreCar’s Chief Business Development Officer is a previous guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Casey Putsch is the founder and president of Genius Garage, a 501(c)3 public educational charity centered around hands-on automotive engineering, design, and history.  After college, he started Putsch Racing, a facility for high-end road racing preparation and automotive restoration. With a solid foundation of hands-on fabrication, engineering, art, and design, Casey has created a fan base on social media for his exciting personal stories and automotive adventures. Some of his builds include the world’s only turbine-powered Batmobile and the Omega Car high-high-efficiency prototype. He was awarded The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in education and was honored to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for his work in mentoring young people. 

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Michael Rapetti is co-founder of The Motoring Club, a membership site for automotive enthusiasts. It is a destination where they are building a community through their network of Clubhouses, starting with Los Angeles and their online membership platform. The Motoring Club is a place where like-minded people work together to source the finest products, services, experiences, and deals. Think of it as a combination of vehicle storage, a social gathering place, and networking space with exclusive benefits. Michael started his career path in New York City in commercial real estate and then moved into tech working for large companies to small startups before starting The Motoring Club.

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Don Newlove is a designer and builder working alongside Mike Scott. He built his first Top Fuel Bike in Canada and started racing Top Fuel Bikes with Clyde Rawlings in 1988. Don raced with Clyde as his Crew Chief helping Clyde to score 7.84 seconds at 170 mph on a Shovelhead back in 1987. Don built his first Harley Drag Bike in 1988 and throughout his career has built numerous winning bikes including show bikes. Don and Mike joined forces in 2004 and within a year set their first CMDRA Record at Mission Raceway in the 1/8 miles at 194.55 mph and they have made numerous 6 second passes at over 200 + mph. In 2018 they earned the CMDRA Wrench of the Year Award. 2020 proves to be another winning season for the Newlove brothers. Their other brother Rod Newlove has been a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Michael Carter is a racer driving for his father’s Carter Racing Enterprises. They are campaigning two cars in an effort to make a strong run for the 2020 Championship. Michael jumped into his first racer at the age of four, a Quarter Midget that he became eligible to race at the age of five. At 13 he ran the Front Wheel Drive 4 Cylinder class at Oglethorpe Speedway, a dirt track. In 2014 he ran at Road Atlanta, Daytona, Sebring, and Homestead.  In 2016 he ran in the SCCA Majors and jumped to the Majors in 2017 where he earned many podium finishes. In 2018 Michael podiumed 18 out of 20 races. In 2019 Michael raced for Copeland Motorsports in the Battery Tender Global Mx-5 Cup Series and won Rookie of the year earning him a scholarship to race in 2020.

Direct download: Ep1502-Michael_Carter.mp3
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Philip Richter is president and co-founder of Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC.  Hollow Brook is a leading SEC-registered independent wealth management firm that manages and advises capital on behalf of families, foundations, endowments, pension plans, and individuals. He serves as a trustee of the Pray Family Foundation, serves as treasurer of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation,  and serves on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Classic Horse Show and the United States Equestrian Federation. Philip is Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show and sits on the board of WidePoint Corporation, an NYSE Market listed publicly traded telecom company. He is an avid equestrian showjumper and has successfully campaigned his horses on the “A” show circuit for over three decades. Philip is a contributing writer for Sports Car Market Magazine and is a vintage car and motorcycle collector.  Philip is also the founder and publisher of Turtle Garage (www.turtlegarage.com), a weekly journal focusing on collector cars and vintage motorcycles. 

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It would be easy to say that Mike Mooney’s career in the motorsports industry has been going in circles for over 25 years. Mike has built a reputation for creating a brand, athlete, and sports property distinction by launching and leading award-winning marketing and communications campaigns. He has represented many highly regarded brands, including Mercedes-Benz, 3M, Tylenol, Walmart, Eli Lilly, and Fifth Third Bank. His breakthrough book, ‘Reputation Shift – Lessons from Pit Road to the Boardroom’, delivers practical and ready-to-use personal branding and reputation-building strategies for people who want to ensure personal and professional success. He is also recognized for his work in crisis and reputation management, having led dozens of crisis recovery efforts over his career. 

Direct download: Ep1501-Mike_Mooney.mp3
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Paul d’Orléans is a globally recognized expert on the history of motorcycles and motorcycle cultures. His website TheVintagent.com has been the gold standard for motorcycle writing since 2006. Paul’s authored several books including his most recent ‘Ton Up! A Century of Café Racer Speed and Style’  published by my friends at Motorbooks. Other titles include ‘Custom Revolution’ (Motorcycle Arts Foundation 2018), ‘The Chopper; the Real Story’ (Gestalten 2014), and ‘Café Racers’ (Motorbooks 2014).  He is a columnist for Cycle World and Classic Bike Guide, and contributes monthly to magazines around the world, bringing his unique viewpoint to the contemporary motorcycle scene. Paul is also an artist and photographer, who spent 25 years as a professional muralist and decorative painter and his art has been used as album covers by many musicians. 

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Chris Hurst is a racer who has run in sprint karts, autocross, and endurance racing. He has driven over 250 different cars in competition, worked in shops that built 1,000 hp competition cars, and managed a private collection of exotic and rare sports cars in Montecito. Chris was a driving coach at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles, has coached famous musicians and Hollywood stuntmen, and he raced with John Morton, Steve Nichols, and Steve O’Hara. In addition to his driving experience, Chris is a writer and a blogger who inspires fellow automotive enthusiasts on a daily basis. He was also in the Ford vs Ferrari movie that recently came out in theaters.

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Ed Cholakian owns All Cadillacs, where for over 40 years he has been at the forefront of collecting and restoring Cadillacs from the 40s and 50s. At one time Ed had one of the largest collecting in the world of Cadillacs from that era. He’s one of those people who is extremely kind and generous with his time and resources to help those in need. Today his business, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been providing Cadillac parts for over 15 years. His company attracts ‘car people’ from all over the world, some just to see the incredible size of his inventory of new (NOS) and used Cadillac parts. Ed has also been recognized by President Reagan and California Governors for his work in hospitals and the Los Angeles police department. He had a hand creating the SEMA show and came up with many new innovative marketing ideas in the automotive industry.

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Bill Windham is the Director of the Saratoga Classic Car Auction. His career experience includes being the Vice President of the Classic Car Division Murphy Auctions, Auctions America, RM Auctions, he ran a successful Classic Car Export Business, worked at Brumos Porsche, and spent time working with major German manufacturers at the dealer level. Bill grew up around racing and sports cars and he had an uncle who owned a British Restoration Shop. His experience with motorsports included being the PR Director for the Reading Fairgrounds, a famous Dirt Track, we worked at Penske Racing, in Indy, NASCAR, and North American F1. Bill was with the Works March Indy Team, with Mike Skinner in NASCAR, and he drove Formula Vee, Formula Ford, and Formula Atlantic SCCA.

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Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, author, concours judge, and a writer. As an Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.) member of the American Society of Appraisers, he has worked for clients across the world on the acquisition, sale, and valuation of classic vehicles, traveling the US and Europe attending major events, rallies and auctions. Donald was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Audrain, LLC and now leads all the company’s non-profit and for-profit initiatives, overseeing the Audrain Automobile Museum, Audrain’s Newport Concours d’Elegance & Motor Week and Audrain Motorsport. No doubt you’ve seen Donald on CNBC’s Primetime television show ‘Jay Leno’s Garage where he co-hosts the ‘Assess & Caress’ segment with Jay Leno.

 

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Mike Piera is a racer whose favorite marque is Porsche. Since 1998, he has participated in numerous events over the years in Porsche Club America Club racing, historic racing, autocross, Grand-Am GT3 Cup, SCCA Regionals, Vintage Trans-Am, and many others. Mike has driven early 911s, 911 RS cars, and 997 Carrera GT3 Cup cars but his passion isn’t only the German marque. He also has a 1951 Crosley Hot Shot, a ’74 Europa, a 2001 Viper GTS, a 2008 GT3 Cup Grand Am car, a 2016 Audi S3, and a 2004 Touareg to get him to the track. In addition to cars, Mike is a life-long electronics and sound fanatic who deals in vintage guitars and amps, thus his nickname the Analog Man.

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Laurina Esposito is the daughter of renowned Porsche restoration expert, John Esposito. She grew up learning, working on, and driving Porsche Cars. Five years ago, her career was down a different path before landing in the family business. Laura worked in high-end fashion and in the music entertainment industry where she was a professional singer and spent 6 plus years in Las Vegas singing in shows on the strip. She returned to Los Angeles to temporarily work with her father and when he nearly died, she found herself running the business. She started Women in Porsche where she aligned herself with other women in the Porsche world and the effort has grown world-wide. Today her organization is represented in Germany, the UK, Russia, France, Australia, and other countries. Laurina runs EspoResto along with Women in Porsche where she supports and represents women in the automotive industry.

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Max Girardo is the founder of Girardo & Co where he and his team offer the most up-to-date and accurate market knowledge relating to the sourcing, selling and valuation of classic cars. Working one-on-one with a growing list of loyal clients, they help automotive enthusiasts and collectors source and sell vehicles, always helping their clients match the right car with the right person. Max works with a dynamic, experienced, and approachable team of professionals who work together to achieve successful results for buyers and sellers. As a market leader, they offer a unique insight into the collector car industry and an array of resources that enables us to build trust with new clients whilst also extending our long-term relationships with ambitious collectors.

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Neal Bascomb is the author of eight award-winning, national, and international bestselling books, including most recently FASTER, the true story of an American heiress (Lucy Schell), outcast Jewish driver (Rene Dreyfus), and an old, almost bankrupt automobile company (Delahaye) who take on Hitler’s Silver Arrow Grand Prix cars at the brink of WWII. Neal wrote the New York Times bestseller on the sabotage of the German atomic bomb program THE WINTER FORTRESS. He also chronicled the search for a Nazi war criminal in HUNTING EICHMANN and the story of Roger Bannister’s four-minute-mile in THE PERFECT MILE. His work has won awards, been optioned for film, and featured in documentaries. He has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.

We are giving away 10 copies of Neal's book to Cars Yeah subscribers, so sign up on the Cars Yeah website by clicking on the Free Book button.

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Peter Grimsdale is a British novelist and award-winning television producer who has made shows for BBC, PBS, and Discovery.  As a life-long car enthusiast, he has made in-depth films about the British and Japanese auto industries, profiles of Stirling Moss, Alec Issigonis. and many other automotive heroes. His first book about cars is titled ‘High Performance – When Britain Ruled the Roads’, published by Simon & Schuster. Peter has had a long association with America, going back to 1974 during his time as a high school exchange student in New Jersey at Georgetown University.  He got his break into broadcasting as an intern for Pacifica Radio in Washington DC. The mural in Peter’s photo was painted by Mark Wickham, a lifelong artist who painted this image when he was only 17. Mark is now 81.

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Aaron Weiss has been an avid automobile enthusiast all of his adult life acquiring his first collector car, a 1979 Rolls-Royce Camargue some twenty years ago. Currently, his collection totals 34 cars, many of which are CCCA Full Classics™. He has exhibited his cars at over 200 Concours and Club events throughout the United States, including twelve consecutive showings at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Aaron and his wife Valerie drove their 1933 Cadillac V16 Phaeton in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. Aaron is a member of the Checkered Flag 200 at the Petersen Automotive Museum and serves on numerous regional and national automotive organizations. He also serves and supports many charity groups and boards.

 

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Geoff Hacker, Ph.D. is the founder of Undiscovered Classics and Forgotten Fiberglass. He has been called “Captain Curiosity” and the author, Tom Cotter, a past Cars Yeah guest, titled Geoff “The Snipe Hunter” in his book ‘Corvette in the Barn’. Geoff’s a college professor, automotive historian, researcher, and adventurer. He is the king of automotive barn finds and he will go anywhere to uncover and bring back to life vehicles that many of us never knew existed or thought were long gone. He has shown cars from the lawn at Pebble Beach to Amelia Island, and many other concours and automotive events. You’ll find Geoff at his website Undiscovered Classics.com.

Direct download: Ep1491-Geoffrey_Hacker.mp3
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Mandy McGee, a Duluth Minnesota native, didn’t discover her true passion for motorsports until her 30s when she attended her first track event as a novice student. Since that spring weekend in 2010, it’s been full speed ahead. After receiving her HPDE Instructor Certification from the BMW Car Club of America, in 2013, she served as an Instructor at BMW CCA events, as well as Acura NSX and NASA. In 2013, she stepped even further out of her comfort zone and competed in her first 8-hour Endurance Race at Brainerd International Raceway.  She was immediately hooked, so in 2016, Mandy earned her Competition License and has since raced with NASA, World Race League, Champ Car, Midwestern Council, PBOC, and Lucky Dog League at many major racetracks including Watkins Glen International, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thunderhill Raceway, Road America, Mid-Ohio, Sebring International Raceway, COTA, and Daytona International Raceway.   

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Brian Nilsen has been deeply involved in the Motorsports industry for over 40 years. For the last 20 years, he’s helped build a full-service multi-line powersports dealership in Bremerton, Washington titled Brothers Powersports at which he is the co-owner. He also operates a Motorsports Park, MotoWest, and serves as a Partner of Pac West MX, a multi-state Motocross series Promoters Group. Today he is fulfilling a lifelong dream to bring a state of the art, racetrack and multi-use facility to the Pacific Northwest and he’s calling it Circuit of the Northwest. This venue will be supporting both two-wheel and four-wheel motorsports. Brian has teamed up with the best-in-class designers, engineers, and experienced operators for this new track and facility. Located east of Bremerton, Washington, just a short ferry ride from Seattle, and a short drive north of Tacoma and Gig Harbor, where I live.

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Pierre Hedary is a ‘Garagist’ who specializes in the rehabilitation of classic Mercedes Benz automobiles. His focus is on Mercedes that were developed and launched prior to 1990. His garage in Titusville, Florida is home base; however, he spends a lot of time traveling around the country servicing the classic Mercedes of enthusiastic owners and resolving difficult mechanical challenges. Pierre also provides Mercedes Benz sales commentary and auction analysis for past Cars Yeah guest, Keith Martin, at Sports Car Market Magazine. In 2013, Pierre and his friend, Thomas Polk, started a YouTube channel titled Mercedes Classics where they provide viewers with technical advice and information for enthusiasts who love these old vehicles. 

Direct download: Ep1488-Pierre_Hedary.mp3
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Ariel Bravy is a radar detector enthusiast. His YouTube channel, Vortex Radar, is the largest and most popular channel dedicated to countermeasures. He specializes in testing these automotive electronics, provides detailed comparison reviews, and shares lots of helpful information. This way you can be fully informed on the best tools available for you and learn how to use them to create the best and safest driving experience possible.

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Stephen Serio is the President of Aston Martin of New England, Lotus Motorsports, and The Bond Group. He started his business in 1987 specializing in exporting right-hand drive 1960s Aston Martins back to the UK. Today, selling new Aston Martins and Lotus cars is about 10% of what he really does, which is sourcing, buying, and selling rare European classic cars. He has helped build some large and important Porsche, Ferrari, and Aston Martin collections over his many years in the business. Stephen’s goal is to keep his collection to about 12 cars, a goal he’s never been successful at. He is an avid 1000-mile rally driver, plays golf, does some shooting and spends time with his family. His first career was in advertising, television, and photography and he grew up outside of Boston.

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Brandon Starks is the Executive Director of the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville, Florida. At this new museum, he is responsible for the development and operation of an incredible collection of Porsche and motorsports history to ensure a spectacular guest experience. The museum is an inclusive environment that supports those with a passion for automobiles and automotive history. It is a place where visitors are inspired by passion and history. Prior to his current role at the Brumos Collection, he was General Manager of Brumos Porsche, an iconic, premier dealership with a history that goes back decades including a winning string of racing achievements. At the Brumos Collection, you’ll see cars from as old as a 1914 Peugeot L45 to the winning 1971 Porsche 917-10, and many others.

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John Fitzpatrick is a former English racing driver who is a two time European GT Champion, three-time Porsche Cup Winner and the 1980 USA IMSA Champion. Today he still works in motorsports as a consultant, working at corporate events, driver management and he still drives in vintage racing events. John’s been at the wheel since 1963 racing Mini Coopers and winning the British Saloon Car Championship in 1966. His career has taken him around the world and put him in the seat of numerous winning teams and cars and as co-driver to many of the biggest names in racing.  In his new book titled “Fitz: My Life at the Wheel,” he chronicles twenty-two years competing on the most famous circuits in the world in some of the most iconic cars of the 60, the 70s, and 80s.

Direct download: Ep1485-John_Fitzpatrick.mp3
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