Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Ethan Gibson is the Director of the North American Communications Team at RM Sotheby’s. He’s been a lifelong automotive enthusiast with a unique career path. At 22 he became a Federal Agent with the Department of Homeland Security. After becoming a field agent, Ethan began assisting the agency in public relations at the local government level, progressing through state and eventually onto the national and international stages. After 13 years of service Ethan transitioned to his passion, the automotive industry, where he found RM Sotheby’s. In his role he oversees their social media, earned media, and public relations efforts and now for their new venues, Moda events including the inaugural ModaMiami event and RM auctions.

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Rich Kenney is the Co-Founder of AeroED Group whose motto is Flight: Inspiration for Learning”. He has been the FlyBy Chair for the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance since 2013 when he got a ride over the event in a Stearman biplane, previously owned by Steve McQueen. Rich has enjoyed being a member of the Organizing Committee ever since. He was selected to the Board of Directors and is now the VP of the World Acrobatic Society and in 2023 received their prestigious “Golden Achievement Award.” 

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Yuliia Lobodiuchenko is a transportation illustrator, an artist, and designer with experience in exterior automotive design, car design history, and cultural research. She has long held a fascination for the automotive industry and discovered that passion when, at 16, she joined the Faculty Industrial Design at the Kyiv State Academy of Decorative Arts and Design in Ukraine. In 2017 Yullia earned a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Car Design at the SPD Scuola Politecnica de Design in Milan, Italy. During her studies she collaborated with manufacturers including Lamborghini, Audi, and Volkswagen. After graduating she joined the exterior design team at JAC Italy Design Center. Today her focus is on illustration and research of various car production models. Yullia produced a 10-hour video course on the history of automotive design for Projector Institute, a Ukrainian educational institution. Today she runs a YouTube channel about the history of cars titled Transportii Istorii which translates to Transportation Stories.

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Mark Beatty is Brand/Marketing Director for Red Line Synthetic Oil. His career includes time at V. Gaines in Denver Colorado as their Business Development Director for V’s family of racing companies including: Winberg Crankshafts, GRP Connection Rods, Gibtec Pistons, Fineline Graphics, and Black Diamond Media Productions. Mark has been a race car guy since high school when I worked at Bandimere Performance. They are the same Bandimere as the speedway and they used to own 3 speed shops in Denver as well. He was a counter guy at their big store on Alameda. Raced my first car which was a 63 1/2 Falcon Sprint, then shared a super comp dragster, and worked with Joe Shalkowski on his NHRA B-ED we ran in Comp. After that Mark announced at Bandimere Speedway for almost 9 years which lead to announcing opportunities at KRP and a few other tracks.

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Alan Taylor is the Awards Co-Chair, designer, and maker of this year’s La Jolla Concours d’Elegance awards. He’s retired from a 55 plus year career and business he built, the Alan Taylor Company. It was a full serviced automotive restoration business specializing in European and American models from the prewar era through the 1960s. Alan and his team were known for their work on Alfas, Aston Martins, Avions Voisin, Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye, plus many other great marques. Their reputation for creating award winning automotive masterpieces with a focus on details and perfection is known worldwide. You’ve seen his work on concours lawns from Pebble Beach to Amelia Island. His motto: The impossible we do immediately. Miracles take a little longer. Alan is also a member of The Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens known as FIVA.

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Bob Kerner is the Co-Chairman of the La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance, where he leads the Car Selection Committee. With a career in the insurance industry as a Sales Executive for Marsh & McLennan Agency, he brings over 25 years of expertise in insurance risk management for ultra-high net worth families. His work encompasses family offices, luxury homes, estates, museum-quality fine art, collectibles, umbrella liability, yachts, private aircraft, life insurance, daily driver autos, and collector automobiles. Bob's lifelong passion for cars started in childhood, leading to his involvement with the La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance in 2013. He is a past Docent at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance and Las Vegas Concours, and an active member of numerous automobile clubs, regularly attending automotive events nationwide.

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Nigel Matthews is the Chief Judge and on the Selection Committee for the annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. Originally from Oxfordshire, England, he has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for 50 years where he worked as a red seal designated licensed automotive technician and member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, repairing, and restoring Rolls-Royce and Ferrari automobiles. The past 29 years Nigel has been in the classic and exotic car insurance industry and currently serves as Global Brand Ambassador for Hagerty. Since 2005 Nigel has judged most of the major concours events around the globe and has written classic car columns in the Canadian press and numerous automotive magazines. In 2015 Nigel was one of the founding members of ICJAG (International Chief Judge Advisory Group) and took over from Ed Gilbertson, as the Chairman in 2020. 

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Michael Dorvillier is the Co-Chairman of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a role he’s had for over a decade. This spectacular event takes place in La Jolla, California, just north of San Diego, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Michael is a Founding Partner of Symbio Financial Partners and a Registered Principal and Financial Advisor with LPL Financial. He has over 33 years of experience in the financial services industry. Michael is a passionate antique car collector who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance takes place on April 19, 20, and 21 in beautiful La Jolla California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can learn more about attending this event at La Jolla Concours.com 

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Jeremy Jackson-Sytner is the Founder and organizer of the Grand Tour, a luxury car tours experience with events and adventures around the world designed for owners of sports and GT cars. Known as Mr. Concours, Jeremy works at the top of the international historic automobile world. He is the creator of the world’s leading concours events, organizer of luxury car tours, and a consultant to a series of major car events around the globe. He is a consultant creating feasibility studies for new concours events including Hokkaido, Japan and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Jeremy has judged at numerous concours in India, Malta, Holland, the UK and numerous other events. He is a concours curator sourcing historic cars from around the world and is the Concours Curator for ModaMiami, a new event that include an RM Sotheby’s auction.

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Scott Bannister is the founder and Managing Director of Regularity, an event company with the goal of opening the world of touring challenges to a wider audience of motorsport enthusiasts. Regularity is the evolution of an idea that participating in a classic motorsport challenge doesn’t need to be about large groups, stuffy rules, hard competition, or who posts the quickest time. It can be about the adventure, about discovering new countries and experiencing jaw-dropping scenery with a small group of likeminded enthusiasts. 

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Michael May is a performer and filmmaker, and is best known for hosting, creating, and executive producing the docuseries AUTO/BIOGRAPHY and its spinoff AUTO/BIOGRAPHY: COLD CASES for Motor Trend TV. He previously ran the media company Fun Size Horror where he produced hundreds of hours of digital content, feature films, and tv shows. Michael recently started his own production company, Convergent Content, where he's been actively developing content for TV, film, and podcasts. Currently he's directing a feature film that will come out later this year, and hosts the automotive themed podcast, "Fuel for the Future" for America's Automotive Trust which you can find on every podcast platform. 

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Tess Scaman is a Client Account Manager at RM Sotheby’s where, since joining in June of 2021, she has already had the opportunity to experience a multitude of auctions from their earliest beginnings to the hammer for the final lot. At RM Tess helps guide clients along the path of acquiring their dream cars. Her work at RM allows her to feed the traveling bug that’s had its clamps in her since a young age, she always stays active and looks forward to the opportunity to take a break and go off somewhere new, on her own.

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Scott George is the Executive Vice President of CH Motorcars and Curator of Collections for Revs Institute in Naples, Florida. Widely regarded as one of the top automotive museums in the world, Revs Institute is dedicated to the study of the automobile and offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to view over 100 of the most influential automobiles of our time. Scott takes overall care of the automobiles, managing the in-house restoration workshop, and ensuring the vehicles participate at international events. Scott is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College in Kansas, and he is on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Advisory Council. 

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Daniel Green is a racer who four years ago sold everything he owned so that he can travel the country. His mission was simple: Inspire others to be more than ordinary and to be the best version of themselves. Since taking his leap he’s encouraged others to break out of their comfort zones and pursue their dreams. Danny travels the country living a ‘Drag & Drive’ lifestyle and in his second year of racing made over two hundred passes down the drag strip, earning “Rookie of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Race Week 2.0. He has been featured in and on a multitude of automotive media outlets and touches thousands of lives on his adventures.

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Thatcher Keast is the Consignment Department Manager and Auction Coordinator at RM Sotheby’s where he oversees consignments and the logistics of making an auction come to life. Today Thatcher shares a new event from RM Sotheby's titled ModaMiamia that takes place February 29 through March 2 in Coral Gables, Florida at the historic Biltmore Hotel. He's share a few of the collectible cars up for auction.

 

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Sam Smith is a writer and a former executive editor of Road & Track magazine. He’s been an automotive journalist for 20 years, he has contributed to a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Esquire, and Car and Driver. As TV and video presenter Sam’s talents have been tapped by clients as diverse as NBC Sports and classic-car insurance provider Hagerty. His career highlights include track-testing Fernando Alonso’s Formula 1 McLaren, flying to Japan for a deep dive into that land’s offbeat Dodge-van “Dajiban” culture, and driving to the Arctic Circle in a Jeep with no doors because it sounded like fun. Along with his co-hosts, motorsport legends Ross Bentley and Jeff Braun, Sam has just launched a podcast called It’s Not the Car.

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Lee Raskin is an author and co-author of acclaimed motorsports biographies and has been involved in motorsports for over four decades. He is best known as an early Porsche historian and authority on James Dean’s brief but spectacular racing career driving Porsches. He often consults with authors, video producers, documentaries, webcasts, podcasts, interviews, and television shows regarding James Dean’s motorsports activities, and the mysterious disappearance of his “Little Bastard” Porsche 550 Spyder following his crash and death in 1955. Lee’s contributed to numerous magazines including Porsche 356 Registry, Panorama, 000 Magazine, Excellence and many others.

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Brendan Garst is a Colorado car enthusiast, old-car apologist, and editor-in-chief of SHIFT Colorado magazine, a digital publication built as a volunteer effort by himself and other like-minded enthusiasts from the Colorado Cars and Coffee organization. The project started in 2022, and is now in its seventh quarterly issue, and he enjoys co-leading one of the best groups of amateur car journalists around. He’s a Brendan is a rabid Audi enthusiast, especially for their older five-cylinder cars. Brendan spends his time working on the magazine, cars, and his accounting skills at his day job. His favorite car event is the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Brought to you by Gran Turismo, which he volunteers as pit crew for his friends’ teams each year.

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Jason Wenig is the Founder and Owner of The Creative Workshop, one of the top restorers of classic cars and builders of coach-built specials. His business is known for and is regularly entrusted with rare, exotic, and prototype vehicles. Jason is also the Executive Director of the Motorcar Cavalcade Concours d’Elegance that takes place on February 4 at the prestigious JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Miami, Florida. This event features their Miami Speed & Style Rally, and a world class concours d’elegance. The cars are the stars but the entrants, judges, guests, and media share the spotlight in a chic garden center setting that includes fashion, style, cuisine, and camaraderie.

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Mercedes and Andy Lilienthal are a wife and husband team who are competing in the 2024 Alcan 5000 Rally driving the new INEOS Grenadier. They will tackle a ten-day, 5,000 miles journey of blisteringly cold temps, navigating their way through treacherous conditions, abundantly large wildlife, and fighting off sleep deprivation. Their INEOS Grenadier is from INEOS Automotive, a new automaker. This 4x4 workhorse is a powerhouse of new, innovation. It’s a recently developed vehicle designed to fulfill a marketplace gap after Jaguar Land Rover (now JLR) stopped production on its famed boxy Defender in 2016 and went after the luxury and technology segment.

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Colin Garrett is a professional race car driver from South Boston, Virginia, and at just 23 he defies the conventional path to motorsports success. Starting at 15, Colin rapidly ascended, becoming a Track Champion at 17. His diverse racing career spans NASCAR's Xfinity and Truck Series, SRO TC America, and Pirelli GT4 America. Beyond accolades, Garrett is a trailblazer for social impact. Notably, he pioneered crowdfunded Xfinity Series cars for military nonprofits, financed stem cell treatments for a veteran, and unveiled the first Braille paint scheme with a blind-owned sponsor. In 2023, he secured the SRO TC America TCX class championship, further solidifying his disruptive legacy in motorsports. Most recently, Colin was named the 12th top driver globally for BMW. 

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Lauren Goodman is the Supervising Producer of Media and Exhibitions at Revs Institute in Naples, Florida. Widely regarded as one of the top automotive museums in the world, Revs Institute is dedicated to the study of the automobile and offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to view over 100 of the most influential automobiles of our time. After earning her MFA in screenwriting from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts, Lauren spent the next six years in Hollywood in creative development for film and television, as well as in production for TV and new media advertising. A chance visit to Revs Institute led to volunteering at the museum and researching the history of women in racing. 

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Annette Bauer is a seasoned photographer and marketing professional with a passion deeply rooted in the automotive and motorsports industry. With well over a decade of experience covering prestigious events such as: California’s Biggest Truck event, Truck Mania, the California Bay Area’s favorite grudge racer Team Boddie No Excuses, and Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws No Prep Kings, Annette has honed her craft. She has spent over 20 years in marketing, is an active member of SEMA, SBN SEMA, and PRI. 

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Alan O’Neill is the Founder and Owner of SEU Motorsports where their goal is to develop mechanics and engineers and not drivers. His seven-step process addresses the needs of the motorsport sector through bespoke qualifications, a 3D virtual learning environment, embracing inclusion, focusing on race series, specialty tools, race bay cabinet and race trailers. Alan as been a high-performance driving instructor and coach since 2012 and driven in numerous race series and rallies. He grew up in around motorsports, has a deep passion for engineering, and works every day as SEU Motorsports to fill the much-needed pool of mechanics and engineers in the racing community.

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Anita Lewis is a fine artist whose art portrays the speed and motion of racecars on the track. She received her education in the arts studying abstract art, rendering illustrations, drafting, and interior design. In the early 80s she migrated to Germany, integrating into the European lifestyle and began rendering BMW car parts and painting racecars for German friends. She was also a narrow selection of artists rendering for Porsche in Zuffenhausen. Today you’ll find her paintings at a wide variety of automotive events including Barrett Jackson, Velocity International and at the Signature Galleries in Las Vegas.

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Chris Story is a motorsports photographer who focuses on drag racing. He was born in Durango, Colorado and his family moved a lot when Chris was a kid. He joined the Army at 17 to pursue a career in IT and later worked on cars. Eventually Chris felt like there was more in life that he wanted to do and began chasing his passion in photography, something he's done for over 10 years. For the past 3 years it has been his profession. He shoots drag racing and more specifically Drag and Drive events. Chris’s enjoyment comes from covering and documenting history, capturing moments for the drivers and people so that their experiences can be captured for a lifetime.

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Barry Alt is a 25-year veteran in the digital marketing space and the proud owner of Motorhead Digital. His mission is centered around elevating auto restoration, performance, and race shops through the implementation of his innovative Site and Marketing Maximizer™ programs that are designed to supercharge his client's websites, social media, and entire online presence to attract more lucrative leads. A graduate of auto services and auto body trade school, Barry's industry expertise earned him a spot on the SEMA ARMO Select Committee. He is a dynamic speaker at events including the SEMA Show and he’s a featured contributor to THE SHOP Magazine and a respected aftermarket industry podcast guest. Barry is a driving force in both the digital and automotive worlds.

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Russ Mitchell is a Staff Writer at the Los Angeles Times. He covers the epic transition to electric vehicles and energy storage for the Los Angeles Times, blending technology, policy, and consumerism, with a particular focus on California. He’s worked on staff at publications including Business Week, Wired, and Condé Nast Portfolio. Russ is a graduate of the University of Illinois, he also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Vannevar Bush fellow.

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Richard Jenkins has been involved in motor racing research for over 20 years. The first outlet for his work was the website oldracingcars.com, where his “Where Are They Now? Section presents several thousand profiles of racing drivers. His first book, Richie Ginther: Motor Racing’s Free Thinker, was published to universal praise in 2020. This book won the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Award. His second biography, Mike Spence: Out of the Shadows, he turned his attention to the history of the team rather than the man. His newest book is a comprehensive history of the Tyrrell team titled Tyrrell: The Story of the Tyrrell Racing Organisation. The foreword is by Sir Jackie Stewart who drove for Tyrrell for many years, and it is published by EVRO.

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Rita Campana is the owner at Campana Modena, one of the oldest body shops in the province of Modena, Italy. Founded in 1947 by her grandfather, handed down to her father their CEO, and now in Rita's hands, Campana has over 10,000 square meters in a variety of buildings where they restore, repair, and create modern, classic, and vintage racing cars. They are an authorized Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Maserati service center and the level of handmade services are the best in the world. You can see some of their most recent builds in the new Movie Ferrari featuring cars they built from scratch for the film.

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David Wachs is the CEO of Handwrytten where they have brought back the lost art of letter writing through scalable, robot-based solutions that write your personal notes in pen. Developed as a platform, Handwrytten provides you a way to send notes from your CRM system including Salesforce, the web site, apps, or through custom integration. David is a frequent speaker on marketing technology and has presented for the Direct Marketing Association, South by Southwest, Advertising Research Foundation, and the national Restaurant Association. Both Handwrytten and Cellit  were on Inc. Magazine’s Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies. David also writes for Inc. Magazine with his column “Stepping Away from the Day to Day.”

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Maria Bull is the owner and trustee of the award-winning international motorsports publisher David Bull Publishing, and she is the sister of David Bull, founder of the company. David founded the company with the goal of producing the highest quality motorsports books—well written, beautifully designed, and produced to the highest standards. The company most recently released the Publisher’s Edition of Luca Dal Monte’s book “Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics and the Making of an Automotive Empire,” whom I recently had on Cars Yeah.

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This past year we lost 8 of the Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™ that appeared on Cars Yeah. All made their great impact on the automotive world and will be missed by family, friends, and anyone who had the honor of knowing them. Their voices will forever be recorded to enjoy here on Cars Yeah.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

Bob Ingram –  “Be Yourself”

Alex Finigan – “Buy the best car you can afford.”

Peter Vincent – “Find your passion and do it. Enjoy what you’re doing. Never stop learning.”

Reeves Callaway – “Always try and be grateful for the people you know and have been influenced by.”

Paul DaCruz – “If you are selling a car, buy a new set of floor mats. It will make a big difference to the buyer.”

Peter Mullin – “Think carefully before you restore a car. It’s only original once.”

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John Buck is the owner and producer of Rod Shows, which puts on the West Coast’s premier indoor hot rod and custom car shows, including the Grand National Roadster Show, the Sacramento Autorama and the Grand National Truck Show. Each year, the country’s top designers, builders and fabricators bring their newest and freshest hot rods, customs, motorcycles, and classics to show off to delighted guests and fellow car lovers. The Grand National Roadster Show, once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, will celebrate its 74th year this coming February 2nd through the 4th, and is the longest running indoor car show in the world. You’ll see over 500 vehicles compete for a variety of awards, including the illustrious America’s Most Beautiful Roadster and Slonaker Awards. 

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John Hames is a television producer and actor who created the series titled American Car Prospector, a show he started in 2013, that aired on Discovery Channel. His early career was in the financial sector as a stockbroker. He was also a land developer however his passion and enthusiasm for cars and acting took him down a new road. John and his team are building a new TV series that will be available mid 2024. The show will feature episodes exploring unique and exciting land, sea, and air transportation. They will air on an all new social media channel and on YouTube. Updates and private channel strategy will be coming in 2024. Stay tuned!

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Today I spend Christmas morning with Jay Leno. Jay brings along Donald Osborne and we spend Christmas morning talking cars, and the upcoming New Year. Jay Leno and Donald Osborne need no introductions. Both are quintessential car guys with lifelong passions for classic cars. You’ll see them appearing together on Jay Leno’s Garage, Audrain’s Mansions and Motorcars, and at automotive events and concours across the country. 

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Michael Cotsworth is the Founder and President of Car Connections, the President of Automotive Consulting Network, and the Executive Producer at ACP Productions. He has been an automotive enthusiast for over 50 years working as a publisher, writer, speaker, radio personality, driving instructor and an automotive consultant. He’s been active as an automotive collector, restorer, and vintage racer since 1977. Michael is the Founder and past President of Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, past President and Director of Ferrari Owners Club and Classic Sports Racing Group and previous host of the weekly internet radio talk show Automotively Speaking. He was the Contributing Editor of Modern Gladiator Magazine and was a licensed Colorado Independent Automobile Dealer. Michael earned the Tom Senter Award, Glen Snyder Award at the Monterey Historics and the Bill Morton Spirit of the Hill award as well.

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Robert Nagle is one of the most in-demand stunt coordinators and drivers in Hollywood, having worked on nearly 90 film and television productions over the past 21 years. This includes the much anticipated Michael Mann releases, on December 25, Ferrari, staring Adam Driver. Roberts movies include: Ford vs Ferrari, Baby Driver, Captain Marvel, John Wick, Mission Impossible to name just a few. He’s worked with and trained top actors and directors, driven numerous vehicles from street cars to race cars, new and vintage and on commercials and TV shows. If you’ve seen automotive stunts, Robert was probably involved.

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Imagineer Bob Gurr has always been a man on the move. And for nearly 40 years, he’s helped move many a happy Disney theme park guests aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he has often quipped, “If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it.” He developed more than 100 designs for Disneyland from Autopia to the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Bob’s authored books, raced cars, flown airplanes, and had a hand in a multitude of automotive designs including cars, trains, trams, monorail trains, the list goes on and on and on. In 1999, Bob was honored with the Themed Entertainment Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award (THEA). The Walt Disney Company honored him in 2004 as a Disney Legend, again honored in 2008 with a Disneyland Window on Main Street.

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Bob Hall is an automotive industry consultant who specializes in issues of corporate, product, and design strategy with major manufacturers. He’s worked at a variety of companies as Director, Product Planning, Acting Manager of Design, Vehicle Programs Integrator, and executed product concept studies for multiple new vehicles including Proton for 7 years. Bob’s worked as a Journalist as an Editor for automotive magazines from Wheels, Automotive News, for Crain Communications, Petersen Publishing, Motor Trend, Autoweek, and others. He was Assistant to the Manager in the Design Division at Mazda Motor Company responsible for vehicle styling, concept, engine, powertrain and other systems in new vehicles. Many call Bob the "Father of the Miata". 

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Luca Dal Monte is a Senior Public Relations executive for luxury brands in the automotive sector turned best-selling and award-winning author with top-level experience in Communication for Ferrari and Maserati. A key member and the Communication strategist of the team that brought Maserati back to the United States and later re-launching it worldwide in what was one of the most dramatic company turnarounds in recent automotive history. He is the author of thirteen non-fiction and three fiction books. Today Luca shares his book Enzo Ferrari: Power, Politics, and the making of an automotive empire, published by David Bull Publishing.

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Rodney Kemerer is a lifelong, automotive enthusiast. His writing has appeared in Garage Style Magazine, Hemmings Classic Car, Rolls-Royce Flying Lady, BMW Roundel, The Petersen Museum Finishline Magazine, Vintage Road and Racecar, Bentley Drivers Club Review, Old Cars Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. His first book is titled Tales From The Garage and it’s a journey through the garages and the enthusiasts who want to share their passion, their cars, and time spent in the biggest room in the house, their garage. Beautifully designed with fun, illustrations, part memoir and part memories, and formatted like an owner’s manual.

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Tom Jensen is the Curatorial Affairs Manager at the NASCAR Hall of Fame where they honor drivers, all-time great crew chiefs, team owners, broadcasters, and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning body. He is a veteran of more than 25 years of writing about auto racing and cars. Tom formerly served at Motorsports and Automotive Industry Editor-in-Chief for FOXSports.com. He is the author of several books and his work has appeared on numerous newspapers and website in North America.

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Dr. Mark Davis is a retired Chiropractic Physician and Real Estate Developer who lives in South Carolina. His love for Corvettes began in 1960 when he was only 5 after spotted his first Corvette. Mark has gone on to own around 150 Corvettes over the past 51 years and is well known as a Corvette aficionado and collector of primarily low milage, all original Corvettes. On January 12, 2024, he will be auctioning 3 of the best all original Corvettes in the world to the famous Mecum Kissimmee auction. These 3 cars quite possibly represent the absolute best, all original examples of the first 3 generations of Corvette. 

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Nigel Tunnacliffe is the Co-Founder and CEO of Coastline Academy, a next-generation driving school on a mission to end all car crashes. In just six years, Nigel bootstrapped the company from a small startup into the largest driving school in the country and the 6th fastest-growing education company in America according to Inc.com. Nigel studied as a Skoll Scholar at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford and has founded numerous successful tech companies. A proponent of combining modern technology with rigorous standards for instructors, Nigel has used his passionate commitment to driver safety to architect the company and change the way we think about driving education. To date, Coastline has provided top-quality education to over 100,000 driving students across 500+ cities, with its DMV-approved courses and lessons receiving 55,000 5-star reviews.

 

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Frank Loughridge has been a hot rod and custom car enthusiast since he was a small boy. His interest was cemented when his father took him to a Darryl Starbird Rod and Custom show in the 1980s. Upon Meeting his friend Chris the two began to revive the South Gate Gaters, a club in which Chris’ father and cousin had been involved in during the 1940s. Chris still has the “Pyle Special” which was one of the original Hot rods of the club. Today, Frank and the Gaters SCTA are dedicated to building and growing the hot rod spirit by producing period hot rods and hosting events including the “Bias Ply Drags” December 9, at the newly minted Street Legal Dragway in Perris Ca.

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Antonio Melegari is the Media Production Manager at Audrain Automobile Museum & Collections. In 2018 he started volunteering at the Audrain Automobile Museum and quickly became an intern and was hired full time in 2020. His first task was to start the Audrain Museum Network YouTube channel. He now runs the film department that creates 2 to 3 long form videos a week that get posted on the network inspiring 45,000 subscribers. Antonio was born in Brescia, Italy and moved to the US with his family at a young age. 

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Peter Zaidan is a Scottsdale, Arizona based luxury Realtor who has blended his lifelong passion for automobiles with his Real Estate business. He owns Homes4CarGuys at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International and specializes in finding and selling garage centric properties in Scottsdale and nationwide. Enjoying the amazing car scene in The Valley, Peter saw a need for specialized consulting. He created Homes4CarGuys and specializes in selling homes with large garage space that cater to car collectors and people who need a bit more space for their "toys". Most homes are not set up for these car collectors or track enthusiasts, and that’s where Peter comes in. 

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Tony Principe is the President and CFO of Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services and Managing Partner of T.R. Funding and the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Finish Line Auto Club. He is an avid car collector and active in numerous automotive clubs and organizations in Southern California. Together they have 90+ years of commercial real estate experience that they apply to every Finish Line facility. Each property is set in an automotive country club environment that caters to a luxury car condo lifestyle providing safe locations for your prized vehicle collections. One of the unique aspects of the Finish Line Auto Club are the private events that are unique to each location. From Cars & Coffee gatherings to automotive unveilings, cocktail receptions, and distinguished speaker series, each event is a curated unique experience.

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Dean Case progressed from race fan as a kid, to automotive engineer as an adult, before devoting the past 20 years of his professional career to automotive communications with an emphasis on motorsports and engineering PR.  He has been a staff engineer with Mazda, Ford, and Nissan. After going freelance Dean has had contracts with SAE International, Mazda Motorsports, Aerovironment, Motivo, Grassroots Motorsports, Ferrari North America, and SRO Motorsports.  On the electric vehicle front, he was a part of the Ford EV team of the 1990’s, and had a Nissan Altra EV as his company car from 1998-2006. He has also been a longtime volunteer with SAE and has given automotive career talks at over 50 universities. 

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Ian Flux, better known as Fluxie, is one of the most charismatic drivers to have taken to the race track and his story is one of perseverance against the odds. His new book titled For Flux Sake is his story and also a story of a lot of beer. ‘Fluxie’ as his pals called him, was one of the fastest drivers at the Formula 3 level and he won so many races at the national level and his speed never diminished despite a wild lifestyle. The book is a colorful ride from the travails of an up-and-coming racing driver through the story of a man desperately trying to spin the plates to keep a professional career going. 

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Geoff Weiner is a collector of Lalique mascots that were created by the great French glass designer and artisan René Lalique. During the inter-war period from 1925 until 1931 the Lalique factory catalogued 28 various depictions of animals, fish, birds, insects, and his female figures. Geoff has been interested in collecting since he was a boy and started with toy soldiers and then moving into militaria and other antiques and collectibles. He is the author of Unique Lalique Mascots Volumes 1 and 2 and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and is an adviser on the values of automobilia. He has the privilege of being the Honorable General Secretary of The Lalique Mascot Collector’s Club and he owns the Lalique Gallery located in The White Lion Garage in Brighton, Sussex, England.

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Carlos Segura is the Founder of the Chicago based design firm Segura Inc. and the T26 Digital Type Foundry. He came to the United States from Cuba at the age of nine. Carlos worked  for  the big ad agencies including BBDO, Marsteller, Foote Cone & Belding, Young & Rubicam, Ketchum and DDB Needham. His work has earned him numerous awards from organizations around the world. Carlos ventured in to new territory when he launched Cartype.com – a creative archive of the automotive industry. His new book is titled The ABCs of the Automotive Industry and it introduces readers young and old to some of history’s most iconic and sometimes forgotten automobiles from Azzurra to Zagato.

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Glenn Stevens is the Executive Director of MICHauto and the Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives in the Detroit Regional Chamber. His mission is to promote, grow, and retain Michigan’s automotive and next-generation mobility industries. MICHauto is focused on developing the state’s automotive industry in the key areas of: Talent, Advocacy, Awareness, Start-up Innovation, and Next Gen Mobility along with the Digital Economy. 

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Jesus Miranda is the Campus President at Universal Technical Institute in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas. He has more than two decades of higher education experience. The focus at UTI is a solid employment outcomes for all of their graduates. Jesus leads campus staff and instructors to deliver UTI’s centrally developed technical education programs accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The curriculum is grounded in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and aligned with the changing workforce, where demand for skilled technicians is expected to remain high. 

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David Culshaw is an author who has been an A.O.C. member for over 67 years having joined back in 1955. He is a lifelong fan of the Alvis marque which led to his writing the book titled,  Alvis Society – A Century of Drivers which chronicles every model and lists every chassis number ever produced along with owners. The Alvis car has always appealed to a buyer who wants to make his mark in the world and the list of owners ranges from politicians to stage and screen actors, sports figures, Kings, and even a serial killer. This book has been published by Veloce Press 100 years after the very first Alvis car emerged from the production line in Coventry.

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Mike Pennington is the Global Director of Training and Consumer Relations for Meguiar’s, the world’ leading surface care company. He oversees the company’s technical training programs and Customer Care Center. He also works closely with their R&D department to help study and develop new car care products. He heads training for outside sales staff and conducts a wide variety of hands-on classes to teach and train users on the entire Meguiar’s surface care brand. Today he is here to share some of the new products that are available from Meguiar’s.

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Allan Rosenberg is a San Francisco based photographer who has been shooting for well over five decades throughout the world. His rich volume of work includes commissions for Mercedes Benz, Ruf, Marriott, and Hilton Hotels, The Post Hotel and Spa, Heineken, McDonalds, and dozens of wineries and over one hundred cookbooks for William Sonoma, Time Life, and Octopus. Allan has covered Formula 1 for three years, IMSA, and IndyCar. In the past he’s contributed to Road & Track, Octane, Classic and Sportscar, and Rewind magazines.

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Clemens Schoenberger is the Director of Operations at Free2Move North America. Free2Move is a global mobility hub and part of the Stellantis Group. They are revolutionizing the way people access vehicles with their ingenious tailor-made solutions.  Free2Move was named the Frost & Sullivan Mobility Service Company of the year. Stellantis is a constellation of 14 iconic automotive brands including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Maserati, Fiat and many others.

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Jonathan “Jono” Shaw is the President of Hemmings where he and his team are celebrating their 70th anniversary. He’s been the President of Hemmings since March of 2020, and like many automotive enthusiasts he grew up in a hot-rodding family with Hemmings in the house. Jonathan consulted with Hemmings in 2019 to build and launch the Hemmings Auction business and that ultimately led to being named President. Jonathan is excited to help lead the Hemmings Team as they take the brand into the future for enthusiasts like you and me.

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John Cassidy got his life’s calling five years ago. He decided to work in a car dealership and that changed the direction of his life. A chance conversation with a colleague who admired John’s poetry asked him to write something about the showroom. At his desk he wrote “Showroom Wonder”. Copies spread like wildfire across the midlands UK earning the label the Motor Trade Poem that was loved and recited by car sales and service staff. The video footage went viral across 200 sites of the motor group. That day his hidden talent as an actor and performer launched him as the Car Showroom Performance Poet.

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Colin Weatherwax is the Chief Executive Officer at America Can! - Cars for Kids, a non-profit charity organization operating nationally in all 50 states. They have been changing lives and helping children graduate since 1992. All vehicle donations help kids build a better future by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. With over ten years of experience in the non-profit and auto auction industry, he brings an understanding of the fundamental functions of both operating a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and navigating the used car world all while making a change in your lives.

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Neil Ferrier is the Founder and CEO of Discommon, an Industrial and Design manufacturing firm. Some say, he has gasoline in his veins. Discommon proudly pulls inspiration from the world of cars. In addition to analog vehicles, Neil is has a love for analog watches—particularly TAG Heuer — and so it was only natural that his entrepreneurial endeavors take the horological path at some point. In 2019, he co-founded Blok, a Swiss made watch company for kids.

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James Egozi is a 15 year old Formula 4 racer who is backed by Giovanni Minardi of the Minardi racing family racing PHM. James is a mentally tough, rising star who is from Miami, Florida and currently living in Brescia, Italy competing in the F4 Italian Championship and driving for PHM Racing. He started in karting winning multiple U.S. National Championships prior to moving to Europe where he won two European Championships in the World Series of Karting. James is a first-generation, self-taught racer who has overcome many challenges including a broken femur at the age of 10 and he started training at SPMI back in 2014 when he was only six years old and today he has his eyes set on Formula 1.

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Paul Ehrmann is an author whose book, Arc of Triumph, a novel about courage, cars, and love. It is emphatically a novel with automobiles at its beating heart. His book is the culmination of a passion for motorcars Paul has embraces throughout his life. This novel is about the French Grand Prix drivers and their involvement in the Resistance during World War II. Arc of Triumph is based on the true story of these brave and selfless efforts to defeat the Nazis during their occupation of France. This was Paul’s first novel and the publisher is Donald Toms at Dantes Press in Florida.

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Tom Nault’s passion for entrepreneurship, management, and turnarounds began when he was in college. Along with his fascination for companies that did great things, Tom also had a fascination with failures, how they happened and more importantly, and how they could be fixed. When COVID struck Tom wrote a book titled How To Not F*ck Up Your Own Company: Lessons I Learned by Screwing Up. Today we have a unique show to talk about the current state of EVs.

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Mike Narx is the creator of Drag-N-Drive Addiction, a source of news and entertainment from the drag and drive community. It’s a weekly Live Stream covering events, racers, and stats from events world-wide. He began selling cars at 19 years of age and in 2013 he hosted his first car event, something he’s done more than 40 times since, raising more than $60,000 for local Northwest Arkansas children’s charities. In 2016 he and his brother began wrenching for customers and opened Narxoleptic Customs. They created YouTube content, with over 400 videos, and a podcast. Today his brother has a full-time auto shop building a variety of vehicles from LS Swaps to 4 wd conversion.

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David Silberkleit is the CFO (that’s Chief Frogeye Officer) of the Bugeyeguys, the world leader for Bugeye Sprite sales, restoration, and parts. In 2022 he purchased the first production Bugeye Sprite, a car he imported from Australia. David and his team have sold their 400th Bugeye Sprite this week, an amazing milestone when you consider that in 2007 he started this business from his tiny home garage. Today, Bugeyeguys is a team of seven people in an 11,000 square foot restored Quonset Hut full of classic British sports cars and lots and lots of Bugeye parts. David added the Bugeyeguys parts business in 2017, and has now shipped more than 15,000 boxes of Bugeye bits around the world. Every one of the 400 Bugeyes built by David and his team has been unique and different, from completely stock to fire breathing, plus a recent electric conversion with Tesla Batteries.

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Jay W. Pennell has been a part of the NASCAR industry for over fifteen years. His career path has taken him from that of an independent journalist, to social and digital marketing, to team public relations, and to NASCAR gaming. Jay has written for outlets including FOX Sports, NASCAR.com, Playboy, and Athlon Sports, and was one of NASCAR’s first citizen journalists. He also worked with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), handling public relations, content creation, and partnership management. Jay also served as the General Manager of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, later moving to Brand Manager, NASCAR and INDYCAR with Motorsport Games. His new book is titled Start Your Engines, from Sports Publishing, contains 34 chapters describing different inaugural accomplishments that have taken place throughout NASCAR history.

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Igor Polegkiy is a Sales Executive at Classic Recreations located in Texas. They build licensed and authentic 60s Shelby Mustangs with modern technology, some with full-carbon fiber bodies. His career path has been in the automotive industry and ranged from photography to consulting services in the exotic and hypercar industry, connecting people with the cars they loved. Today at Classic Recreations he works in a family-owned company and with a team of dedicated professionals who are fulfilling enthusiast’s dreams.

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Jeffrey O’Neill is the Founder of The Velocity Invitational, an auto racing event that showcases the evolution of motorsports technology and ingenuity. The event started in 2019 at the Sonoma Speed Festival and after the COVIC-forced pause in 2020 the vent came back with a vengeance and new name. The new event took place at Laguna Seca as a three-day weekend filled with hundreds of iconic race cars, historic racing, special exhibitions, food, wine, and more. This year’s event returns to Sonoma Speedway on November 10, 11, and 12 and expects to attract over 10,000 visitors. Jeffrey has always had a passion for race cars alongside his passion for wine and distilling. He is the Founder and CEO of O’Neill Vintners and Distillers located in California’s Central Valley.

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Jerry Cox is a Washington-DC based lawyer and crisis communications advisor with 40 years of experience with airbags in automobiles. He played a substantial role in implementing the airbag requirement and has represented numerous auto industry organizations, including the used car dealers’ association, auto auctions, Carfax and state motor vehicle administrators. Takata Corporation hired him in 2014 to help explain a problem the company was having with its airbags. They were blowing up in driver’s faces, shooting shrapnel, killing and severely injuring people. Jerry wrote a book titled, Killer Airbags: The Deadly Secret Automakers Don’t Want You to Know, how that turned into the biggest recall of any consumer product in history. Today he returns for some potentially life-saving updates on this airbag disaster.

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Karen Brown is the Vice President of Events and Experiential Marketing for the Motor Trend Group, part of Warner Brothers Discovery. She is a powerhouse communicator, collaborator, innovator, and ideator. Karen continues to cultivate an expansive variety of events and initiatives while leading the internal team in development and execution of high-level events and sponsorship activations. She has had an extensive career in account management, experiential marketing, sponsorship activation, digital account management and program creation within such organizations as The Garage Team Mazda, Deutsch, David & Goliath as well as Disney ABC Television Group prior to joining the Motor Trend Group.

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Dr. David Whyley is recognized as the world’s leading authority on Austin pedal cars. His previous book on Austin pedal cars has become much sought-after and his new book titled The Austin Pedal Car Story is a fascinating history of Austin’s J40 and Pathfinder from 1946 to present day. David has owned and restored several classic Austins and is an acknowledged expert and advisor for the rare Austin A40 Sports and Austin Atlantic Convertible. He has also written a number of books about the Austin Counties cars, such as the A40 Dorset, Devon and Somerset models, from 1945–54 and writes regularly for the Austin Counties Car Club magazine. 

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Brian Jones is the Vice President of Engineering at Hennessey Special Vehicles and Hennessey Performance Engineering. He oversees all engineering and development applying his experience and expertise to advanced Powertrain development integration, testing, regulatory certification, and manufacturing of the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar plus the range of high-performance vehicles modified by Hennessey Performance at the company’s Texas production facility. 

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Colleen Sheehan is the Sales Manager at Ferraris Online, a company her father Michael Sheehan founded in 1972, 49 years ago. They offer decades of experience as specialty brokers of exotic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. Colleen’s passion for cars started at the age of 8 when her father gave her a 1930 BMW 3/15 DA2 that they restored. In 2003, when she was 11, that car was accepted onto the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and she drove it across the podium to accept an award setting a record as the youngest to ever do so. Today she shares her passion for cars while helping clients achieve their dream car or selling to the next caregiver.

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Don Weberg and Eric Monterestelli have both been in the automobile industry for years. Don launched Garage Style Magazine in 2008 and Eric has been involved in motorsports and automobiles founding Gran Touring Motorsports in 2014 and his Break-Fix podcast. Both men have teamed up to create an affiliate network with five digital publications and are working toward creating a single company that will house all their business entities under one roof. The plans include publishing  specialty books and cultivating new clients to help facilitate their marketing and PR needs providing a multitudes of services.

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Jasper Drengler is a racer who last spring became the first driver to race in all 50 states. Since he could crawl, Jasper has been infatuated with cars and the first 17 years of his life he attended the Indy 500. He spent most weekends at Wisconsin short tracks watching races and after finishing school he hopped into a race car and started racing himself, sometimes as much as 5 times a week. Over the last 23 years he’s earned some championships at local tracks, touring series, and an SCCA conference championship. Jasper also spent several years racing professionally.

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RJ de Vera is the Vice President of Marketing for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, known as SEMA. It’s a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963 that represents the $51.8 billion specialty-automotive industry. RJ joined SEMA in 2022 after 12 years at 3M Company, a multi-national Fortune 100 organization, helping lead the Meguiar’s Car Care Brand under various roles, including Global Leader of Communications & Digital Marketing, Leader of Customer Engagement Group, Associate Director of Public Relations & Event Marketing, and Business Development & Product Marketing Manager.

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Luiz Veiga is an automotive designer, fine artist, and a musician. His long career includes working at General Motors Brazil, Volkswagen, Chrysler, and he worked as a professional marketer, illustrator, stylist, senior designer, director of design, and as a member of the Volkswagen Design Group in Germany. Luiz has worked in numerous design studios around the world including Sao Paulo, Wolfsburg and Berlin in Germany, Detroit, Italy, China, Mexico, and the United States. He was awarded with the IF Design Award in Germany and today, among other projects, Luiz is developing exotic electric vehicles for AQUAM, a United States startup.

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Nathan Hecht is the Founder and CEO of Cario, his latest venture that recently spun out of Rodo, another company he founded. Cario as a transformational platform to digitize and transfer the vehicle title in a matter of minutes on a blockchain infrastructure. Nathan founded Rodo after his first attempt to lease a car from a dealership. Nathan’s past projects and roles include Founder and CEO of Dstrux, acclaimed platform for self-destructing files on the web, as well as Kurrenci, the internet’s first virtual currency platform. 

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Alex Qi is the Chief Executive Officer at Pontosense where they are at the forefront of driving innovation through cutting-edge sensor technologies that enhance your driving experience and can save lives. Pontosense was founded with a mission to fundamentally change everyday technology by expanding the relationship between humans and machines. Pontosense is the first company in the world to adhere to EuroNCAP regulations. 

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Dan Palatnik is a graphic artist whose career included freelance illustration for ad agencies in the 80s. What began as a new technique evolved into a full time occupation. Since 2003 he has been creating classic car 3dmodeling for restoration projects, real builds, scale models, and custom cars plus visualizations for clients worldwide. He made renders for various local classic car chapter events and contributed with visual information creating cars that became extinct along the course of History. A passion turned into business, having created more than 300 US, European, Brazilian, and Japanese car models, in stock, custom and phantom concept form.

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Craig Blake-Jones is the Founder and CEO of Paddock-Life magazine and Paddock-Speedshop TV show. A born petrol head whose career started in fashion, turned a corner into music, which in turn landed in film & television. Criag created Paddock Life magazine in 2014 as a lifestyle journal and into the wonderful world of racing, classic cars and all things automotive. Designed to be a cool coffee table collectable, Paddock Life is 180 pages of gloriously printed and presented petrol hedonism. In 2020, working with his 2 sons Ethan and Harvey, they brought petrol head Lucy Busby on board and built the Paddock Speedshop to create a TV series restoration show that appealed to a younger audience. They are using the Speedshop to bring a new generation of petrol heads into our established brand.

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Judson Dayton is one of this year’s Willard J. Marriott Ferrari Club organizers at the fourth annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Jud’s been an automotive enthusiast his entire life and has participated in many automotive events including the Cavallino, numerous Ferrari Club of America avents, Wheels of Italy in Minneapolis, and his Ferrari 250 SWB won best of show at Amelia Island Concours Festival of Speed. Jud shares some great stories abouthis Ferrari.

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Ken Gross is the Concours Director for this year’s Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, a three-day festival that includes multiple events including a wheel-to-wheel race car exhibitions, and a Concours d’Elegance and more. Ken’s career in the automotive world includes time as the Executive Director and Guest Curator for the Petersen Automotive Museum. He’s curated numerous highly acclaimed exhibitions across the country. He’s authored over 25 automotive books on a wide variety of historic vehicles, and is a member of ICJAG, the International Chief Judge Advisory Group. Ken has judged in most of the finest Concours d’Elegances in the world and had received the Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Citation, the Lorin Tryon Trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, The Ken Purdy award from the International Motor Press Association, and the Dean Bachelor Lifetime Achievement Award to name just a few.

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Corky Coker is the Grand Marshal Emeritus for this year’s Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, a three-day event that includes a Rallye, multiple events, and Concours d’Elegance. Corky assumed the leadership role in the Coker Family’s BF Goodrich tire dealership in 1974 and for the next 45 years he and his team helped define the collector-car hobby. Coker tires solved the challenge of finding the right tires for your collector cars. The company grew to the largest supplier of collector vehicle tires with distribution in over 50 countries. He sold his business in 2018 and retained the Honest Charley Speed Shop in downtown Chattanooga where he shares over 180 vintage cars and motorcycles. 

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Luigi Chinetti Jr. is this year’s Grand Marshal at the fourth annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. His father’s pre-World War II life in Milan and Paris with Alfa-Romeo as well as Talbot-Lago, led to his becoming the exclusive North American importer of Ferrari automobiles and the founding of the North American Racing Team. NART gave Luigi the opportunity to fulfill his own ambitions of racing and designing automobiles. He has done both, finishing 5th overall at Le Mans as well as winning his class at the Daytona 24hour Endurance race in a 312P Ferrari with a body he designed himself. He has also overseen the restoration of a number of highly significant Ferrari racing cars several of which required complete restorations. Luigi has distinguished himself both as a driver and designer.

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Donald Osborne is the Chief Executive Officer at Audrain in Newport, Rhode Island where he oversees the Audrain Automobile Museum, Audrain’s Newport Concours d’Elegance & Motor Week, and Linkage, a quarterly automotive publication and website. With their tagline “Geard for the Automotive Life” Linkage is all about the automotive marketplace, driving, restoration, collecting, events, and discovering the passion for vehicles. You’ll recognize Donald from his appearances on Jay Leno’s Garage and the Audrain videos and you’ll find him walking the lawns of numerous concours events around the world.

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Jeff DeMarey is a passionate auto enthusiast, collector, and insurance agent. Nearly twenty years ago, he started Stonewall Insurance Group, to specialize in protecting classic cars and getting them the coverage they deserve. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the Classic Car Club of America. He also serves as a judge at some of the most prestigious auto events in the country, such as The Amelia and Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Recognizing the aging crowd at classic car events, he has recently, started the Springfield to Boston Education Foundation, a charity aiming to inspire, educate, and motivate students, while providing them with the necessary tools to learn about the world of classic and collector cars.

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Alec Harrell is the owner of Harrell Engines Los Angeles. At 27 years old he is the fourth-generation member to carry on the family business. Alec’s great Grand Uncles, Jim and Nick Harrell, started Harrell Engine LA in 1932 in the heart of Los Angeles. Today, Alec carries on the tradition building nostalgia style Hot Rods among other classic car restoration services, in addition to bringing back the old family speed parts. 

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Mike Marsh is the Founder and Director of the Renaissance Euro Fest and Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show. His passion for European automobiles led him to collect Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Mike founded and directed the Natchez Euro Fest, L’Auberge Euro Fest and his latets endeavor has been the founding of the MS Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America being elected their first President.

 

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Jeff Zwart is a commercial film director, racer, photographer, cameraman, and author. He’s shot commercials for Porsche, BMW, Cadillac, GM, Huyndai, Ford, and many others. He’s a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and has enjoyed an exceptional life and career around automobiles. He’s traveled all over the world shooting, directing, racing, and photographing cars. Jeff speaks and lectures and has driven in numerous races and rallies including: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Panama-Alaska Rally, the Baja 1000, and the TransSyberia Rally, to name just a few. Jeff is one of the Creative Directors for Porsche Cars North America at the Rennsport Reunion 7 this year

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Brian Redman is the co-originator of the Rennsport Reunion, the celebration of Porsche Motorsports, past, present, and future. Brian participated in 358 races in his professional career. He haled from Great Britain and was victorious, outright or in his class, in 94 of those races. He finished in the top three 177 times. His tally of classic long-distance victories included the Targa Florio, Daytona 24 Hours (three times), Sebring 12 Hours twice, Nürburgring 1000Km twice, and at the Spa 1000Km four times. He won four long –distance road racing team championships and five individual road-racing championships, the list goes on and on and on. Brian also raced Formula 1, Formula 5000, and today Brian promotes and participates in historic race car events throughout the world.

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Patrick Long, along with his mentor and friend Alwin Springer, are co-Grand Marshals of this year’s Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7. Patrick has become the personification of the spirit of Rennsport Reunion, the celebration of Porsche Motorsports, past, present, and future. Patrick started racing at 8 years old, starting with karting and moving up through the ranks, living and racing in Europe. After a run for F1 and landing in a Porsche Supercup as a Junior, he got his taste for GT cars and he became a Porsche factory driver in 2004 until his retirement. But that didn’t mean hanging up his helmet. Today his calendar is filled with vintage racing, motorsports events around the world, a Porsche brand ambassedor, and his co-creation of Luftgekühlt which has become a huge success with events across the country.

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Frank Wiesmann is the Manager of Product Communications at Porsche Cars North America. He was obsessed with cars from an early age, uttering his first car-focused words before the names of his parents, and identifying specific models from the comfort of his stroller at age 2. An avid collector of magazines, brochures, and model cars, he went on to become a test driver and editor for a European car magazine before transitioning to Porsche Cars North America in 2014 as the Product Spokesperson for the 911, Boxster and Cayman. Six years later, Frank assumed the managing role on the product communications team at Porsche Cars North America. He and I will be at Rennsport coming up in few weeks.

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Sam Webster is an automotive enthusiast, fabricator, and podcaster and the Founder of Webster Auto Collective. His goal is to build cool cars and share what he learns with other enthusiasts through social media platforms. Sam’s currently working on one of the biggest projects of his life. He is building a Baja race truck. Sam’s goal is to transition to all of this as a full-time career, living a life as a car enthusiast to the fullest.

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Kelly Dietrick is the Exceptional Car Broker, Brokering Historic Competition Cars Worldwide at Historic Competion Services. While most people are retiring at her age, Kelly got the hare-brained idea to get on the road. And she’s not regretted it for one single moment. Kelly has been traveling between the UK, Europe, and the USA for the last 14 months. She sold all her worldly belongings and left the US with one suitcase and a plan to travel from car destination to car destination, guided only by the desire to see more, talk more, and experience more through automotive events both  large and small. If you are buying or selling – anywhere in the world, Kelly will be there. Simply call her.

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Michael Schneider is the President of McPherson College where he graduated in 1996 with honors. McPherson College also boasts one of the largest endowments of any private college in Kansas. When Michael was named president in 2009, he was one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. With niche degree programs including as automotive restoration, McPherson is reinventing itself as a significant contributor in higher education. McPherson College garnered recent notoriety for having a student-restored 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S win 2nd in the Post War Luxury Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the most prestigious car show in the world, and for securing a $1 billion endowment commitment, which is the largest philanthropic commitment in the history of higher education.

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Pete Vicari is the President of Vicari Auctions where they conduct numerous auctions across the southern USA. Pete’s bought and sold over 500 collector cars over the years. Vicari Auctions longest running event is in Biloxi, Mississippi that takes place yearly during Cruisin’ the Coast event that’s been voted Best Cars Show in the Nation by USA Today. With six events annually you’ll be offered hundreds of collector cars to choose from and all of the events are filmed for the Vicari Collector Car Auction TV shows.

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