Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Tim Arfons is the Founder of Akron Turbine Group where they design and build track driers. Their units are unique in that they are easy to operate, self contained, and fit in the back of a pickup truck. Tim grew up in an automotive family and his father Art is a legendary three-time land speed record holder. Tim started racing in a front engine dragster powered by a General Electric T-58 turbine engine. He and his father then built the unique U.S.S. Enterprise tractor to compete in tractor pulling contests and went on to win numerous events. He went on to participate in the United States Hot Rod Association Monster Truck events and then built the Green Monster funny car. Later came a series of exhibition vehicles including the Kamikaze quad runner, The Jet Jumper, Jet Barstool, and American Thunder Jet Jeep. Tim's raced, been a stuntman, jumped over all sorts of things as an exhibition performer, he's a guy who has done it all.

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Jason Harding is the Director of Aftermarket Operations for Katech in the Clinton Township, Michigan. Katech provides their customers with innovative products and cutting edge technologies in the areas of engine design, prototyping, testing, R&D, manufacturing, and vehicle modifications. Jason focus is developing parts and vehicle packages for the latest GM V8 sports cars. He spends his weekends as a professional driving instructor at The Champion Motor Speedway at M1 Concourse. When he’s not driving he’s working on his collection at Harding Motorsports, buying and selling cars or adding to his collection.

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Amy Leaner is an off road racer, driver and adventurer. After a career on Wall Street and as a stay-at-home mom, Amy competed in Morocco’s Rallye Aicha de Gazelles, an all-female international endurance rally in the Sahara Desert. She competed in the demanding Expert Class and also won the Eco-Driving Challenge. In 2013, she competed in the grueling 25000 km Australasian Safari Rally and won Overall Production Class and became the first woman to win the Dakar Challenge in her class. Recently Amy raced in the Mint 400, a US desert races riding with past Cars Yeah guest Shelby Hall and Amy trained with the legendary Rod Hall, Shelby’s grandfather. Amy has driven Jay Leno off road on his television show “Jay Leno’s Garage” and you’ll soon see her on Brian Johnson’s show “Cars That Rock.”

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Sam Cotter is the Founder of Car Match in Seattle, Washington. This new business venture is a service where Sam helps find you the best car for your needs and lifestyle. Sam is also the fleet manager for Cotter Racing where he helps his father Bill, a long time vintage racer in the Pacific Northwest, oversee his collection of vintage cars. Sam started racing as soon as he turned 18 and got his start at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Sam’s raced a 1963 MGB, a 2001 Mustang GT, a 1998 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor. Today Sam’s working on getting Car Match up and running so he can provide people with an easy-to-use service when they are ready to purchase an automobile.

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Sean Smith is an automotive photographer and journalist who has shot for numerous automotive magazines and auction houses. Just a few of the prestigious publications he has shot for include: Automobile Quarterly, Motorsport, Hagerty, Christies, Bonhams, Gooding & Company, RM Sothebys, and the Keno Brothers. He has written for: Excellence, Total 911, Forza, Cavallino, Jaguar World, Vintage Racecar, Petrolicious, and Road Scholars. Sean also accepts private commissions for photography. That's Sean when he was a baby sitting on top of his father's 356 Porsche.

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Bill Hahn began specializing in collectible automotive restoration in 1978 and has never looked back. In 2001 Bill teamed up with Wes Woodward to form Hahn and Woodward Auto Restoration LLC. This firm later became Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC when Wes stepped down and Paul Vorbach became a full partner. Located in Harmony, Pennsylvania the shop performs ground up restorations on a variety of vehicles including Mercedes-Benz, Ferraris and Jaguars as well as American made classics. In 2016, Bill and his business partner, Paul Vorbach, co-founded HV3Dworks LLC., a high tech start-up that is bringing 3D Scanning and Printing technology to the automotive restoration and customization industry. Bill is one of the founders of the Wexford Starlite Car Cruise. One of the largest weekly cruises on the East Coast.

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Paul Vorbach is the second Principal Partner at Hahn-Vorbach & Associates in Harmon, Pennsylvania. There they restore classic and vintage and classic cars including Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Jaguar, and American made marques. Paul and his business partner Bill Hahn co-founded HV3Dworks, a high tech start-up that is bringing 3D scanning and printing technology to the automotive restoration and customization industry. An avid automotive enthusiast, Paul has built and restored hot rods and participated in numerous car related ventures over the past decades. In addition to his talents in restoration he is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter and his personal projects include a 1923 Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod and a 1927 Ford T-Coupe Hot Rod.

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John Bothwell is the Director at Pur Sang in Parana, Argentina where he and his talented team manufacture historic sports cars. Pur Sang builds over 20 cars a year in over 25 different models including Alfa Romeo and Mercedes with most popular being the Bugatti Type 35 B racecar. Those cars won over 1,000 races back in their day. Pur Sang was founded decades ago by Leonidas Jorge Anadón. He is a master restorer with a fascination for Bugatti. He copied a real Type 35 while restoring one and began making authentic reproductions. Pur Sang replicates all of the original manufacturing methods from the 20s and 30s to exacting, hand craftsmanship and their automobiles are truly works of art. You’ve most likely seen John on Jay Leno’s Garage and Jay owns several Pur Sang built cars.

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Angela Reign is an award-wining singer in the rock, country, and pop genres. She is a headliner at major venues across the southeast and in addition to her concerts provides entertainment at major sporting events and benefits for children’s organizations. In 2013 fans at the GA Music Awards crowned Angela as the Best Female Country Artist of the Year. That same year Angela was named by CBS Atlanta as one of the 5 Best Local Rock Bands. She was nominated for Best Overall Female Artist of the Year in 2014. Her latest release single Obvious was produced by superstar producer Mil Cannon who works with stars including Usher, Bieber, Mariah, Carrie Underwood, and Pink. On top of all this, Angela is a true blue car gal who enjoys driving her Tesla and has a fully restored Cutlass Supreme convertible in the garage.

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Laura Klauser is the Program Manager for the Cadillac ATS-VR race program that runs in the Pirelli World Challenge GT. Born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland, Laura received her Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. Laura started working for General Motors as a co-op student and then full time in 2008. She’s held various positions on different platforms including advanced design on the Corvette C7, releasing parts for the Cadillac CT6, and noise and vibration on the Chevrolet Cruze, Buick Encore, and Chevrolet Spark. Laura is active in SAE including Dynamic Events Coordinator for the Formula SAE Michigan Competition. She also participates in track day events driving her Cobalt SS turbo or her Corvette Grand Sport.

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Mandy Turner is the host of the CarAdvisor Podcast in Australia. There she talks about new cars to the market and provides reviews and opinions on their performance, quality, and drive. She is a seasoned automotive advice correspondent, an avid automotive enthusiast, and a radio announcer. She has lived most of her life in Shepparton, Victoria and her parents owned a motorcycle shop when she was growing up. At 13 she purchased her first car, a Morris Minor that she paid $50 for and later sold for $100. Mandy works in radio as a news writer and an on air talent and recently won a contest as the Car Advice’s Correspondent where she gets to test drive a new car every week and report her experience and opinions. Mandy is also a talented musician and plays the trumpet and guitar.

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Calvin Fish is the Founder of Speedmates Drivers Management where he moved from behind the wheel to behind the microphone. There he serves as a guide, mentor, and manager for some of the brightest young talents in motorsports. At Speedmates Calvin is leveraging his 40 years in the industry to establish an elite pool of professional drivers providing them with professional development advice, team and manufacturer negotiation plus marketing and public relations consulting. Calvin enjoyed 22 years behind the wheel racing around the world and then another 20 years as a motorsports commentator on NBC, CBS, ESPN, and now Fox Sports where he is the lead commentator for the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge.

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Dan Panoz is the Owner at Panoz Engineering Services in Hoschton, Georgia. The company was founded in 1989 with the goal of creating a small volume manufacturer with the manta – Reliability Value Performance. The result was the Panoz Roadster, a class performer, 2-seat Ford powered sports car. In 1996 the second generation Roadster was created and in 2000 the third vehicle, the Panoz Esperante was born. The Esperante is both a sports car and a GTS spec racer. And in 2006 they won their class in the 12 hours of Sebring and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Panoz Engineering continues to offer special project services to outside companies while building Panoz road and race cars built to order for customers today.

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Garrett Kletjian is the owner of Forty7 Motorsports in Mills Ville New Jersey. He and his team, in their 17,500 square foot facility, provide full service trackside race support, fabrication, and a storage facility at the famed New Jersey Motorsports Park. Forty7’s capabilities are limitless as they provide an in-house dyno service, wiring and tuning specialists, HAAS CNC capabilities and a full metal fabrication shop. In 2017 they will be returning to the IMSA Porsche Cup series in the Platinum class with their customer, Tullman Walker Racing running two, new, 991.2 race cars. Garrett first raced 25 years ago and has run in SCCA, Trans-AM, and IMSA continuously since then.

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Blake Fuller is the Founder of GoPuck where they design and produce portable power. Go Puck is the leader in wearable power, the ultimate personal power solution for the active lifestyle. Prior to Go Puck Blake founded Braille Battery creating a lightweight batter that became the go-to solution for racers. Braille would go on to be recognized as inventing the Automotive Lithium starting batter and they developed the IndyCar Spec Battery. He sold the company in 2014 and began his quest to create a small, lightweight portable power source and Go Puck was born. Back in 1999 Blake won the Rookie of the Year racing at the Pike Peak Hill Climb. In 2014 Blake won the SEMA GEN-III Innovator Award. He also developed, built, and raced the first ever Tesla race car and he ran it at the 100th anniversary of Pikes Peak Hillclimb. 

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Rick Love is the Executive Vice President at Vintage Air in San Antonio, Texas. Known as the “World’s fastest air conditioning company” their goal is to provide owners of street rods, sport trucks, and performance cars with the finest air conditioning components available. Rick has been involved in the hot rod industry since the late 70s when he built his first hot rod, a 1940 Chevy Coupe. Early on he became a dealer for Vintage Air as a small business owner wiring and installing a/c systems. He’s been with Vintage Air since 1998. Today he drives a 1939 Ford Deluxe coupe, a car he built in 1984 and he has driven that car over 180,000 miles. He also owns a Pro Touring ’72 Camaro RS and a ’32 Ford 5-window coupe.

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Randy Owens is a world renowned automotive artist whose vibrant colors, clean form, and crisp edges have excited enthusiasts and collectors for decades. After being introduced to auto racing in 1978 Randy began making serigraphs of motor racing subjects in his own unique style. He has produced over 300 handmade editions and has signed his name to more original pieces of art than any other automotive artist in history. He has staged over 200 exhibitions in five countries and his art hangs in museums and private collections around the globe. Randy has created event posters for Gran Prix races and events from Indianapolis to Bahrain.

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Chris Vallone is the owner of Classic VW Bugs in Congers, New York. He has created a global following with his vintage VW Bug restorations and his “How To Restoration” video tips educating enthusiasts around the world. Chris has earned numerous awards with his beautifully restored VWs including being accepted as the first bug ever to the Fairfield Concours d’Elegance. His cars have also been on the lawns of The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the Limerock Concours and the Hemmings Concours. His restorations have appeared in Hot VW Magazine, Aircooled Classics Magazine, VolksWorld, Fox News, USA Today, and the Journal News. He also worked on collector and celebrity Jerry Seinfeld’s 1956 Oval VW.

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Eddie Harris is a Pacific Northwest Artist whose art literally saved him as a child. Born in to severe poverty, art was a way to distract his mind and hide his constant hunger as he and his siblings suffered from malnutrition. At 10 years old he weighed only 37 pounds. At 15 Eddie won an art scholarship to the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Art Center. Later he landed his first professional job at Hanna-Barbera and later he worked for Jay Orhberg Hollywood Cars. His life long love affair for art and anything that runs on fossil fuel has kept him going. These days he’s created art for some of the most famous names in the automotive industry.

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Matt Covert is the founder of Racers HQ Magazine, a publication for aspiring racers. His company proudly gives monetary sponsorships to grassroots racing drivers to help them in the early stages of their racing careers. In addition to being a publisher and entrepreneur, Matt is also a championship autocrosser and professional stunt driver for film, TV, and live entertainment. On his Racer HQ podcast Matt shares everything he knows about autocrossing, racing, stunt driving, vehicle dynamics, and skill techniques and strategies to help you on the street and track.

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Karen Sundstrom is a Finance Specialist at Putnam Leasing in Orange County, California. Since 1983 Putnam Leasing has been designing leases for automotive enthusiasts by providing multiple financial options for collector cars and exotics. Karen was born with petrol in her veins and she turned her passion for cars in to a career. Her first doll, was of course a Ferrari Barbie. You’ll find her at numerous auctions, car shows, concours events, cars and coffee, and anywhere there are cars and enthusiasts. Karen is known as the “Queen of Leasing!” This year she is busy planning a Dream Rides 4 Kids.

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Todd Deeken is the co-host and co-creator of Everyday Driver, a YouTube show that focuses on helping people find fun-to-drive cars that are both usable and affordable. Along with YouTube Everyday Drive is also a top ranked podcast and content on Velocity. Todd is the primary director and editor for the show and he can often be found behind the camera directing and writing scripts. He spent 15 years in Hollywood enjoying a career in filmmaking but his true passion is driving fun cars from every day drivers to exotic supercars. Twice a week he joins his buddy and co-host Paul Schmucker on The Car Debate podcast.

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José Romão de Sousa lives in Porto, Portugal. His career spans decades in the manufacturing industry in specialty chemicals and today he is a non-executive Chairman of a number of group and associated companies. Outside of a successful career, his passion is participating in classic automobile tours and rallies. Since 1999, José has driven in over three dozen events spanning the world including: Argentina, Italy, Cuba, China, Brazil, India, and many more on practically every continent. He’s driven Aston Martins, Jaguars, Alvis Speeds, MGs and many other in epic adventures. In 2017 he’ll participate in 7 events around the globe. Recently he has devoted time to setting up the Romão de Sousa Foundation to help people with sever mental health problems.

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Ahmet Ongun lives in Istanbul, Turkey and is an international rally competitor who holds the title of “Turkish Champion for Classic Sporting” for 2008 and 2009. He has competed in the Peking to Paris rally and is the founding Chairman of the Turkish Classic Automobile Club and the Porsche Club of Istanbul. His professional career began as the Director of Ganmount Group of Companies in London from 1974 through 1992. While in London Ahmet founded Gantek, one of the leading Information and Communications Companies in Turkey. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Gantek Group since 1992.

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Don Rose is an Automotive Specialist for RM Auctions/Sotheby's operating out of the Boston area. He joined RM in 2006 after years of trading classic and sports cars as a noted importer of European Classics while living in London. He specialized in sports and GT cars and is participating in the relatively new area of Japanese collector cars. An avid participant of road rally events and hill climbs Don has also raced his ex-Peter Lovely Lotus Eleven. He is a collector and loves all things Bond, James Bond and was the lead when the DB5 007 Goldfinger film car sold in 2010. He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Aston Martin Owners Club of North America and was the founding editor of the club magazine, The Vantage Point.

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Chris Dunlop, aka Pinstripe Chris is an automotive artist and designer based out of Southern California. He began his career in the auto-body/paint side of custom car restorations and migrated to art and design. He works in pen, marker, airbrush, acrylic paint, and uses digital artwork to create his unique pieces. He has several different styles depending upon the genre of automobile he is illustrating. Chris has been a guest on Jay Leno’s Garage and you’ll find his art in many automotive magazines. His art is available as bespoke commissions, digital renderings, or as limited run archival prints on his website.

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Shelby Hall is a Professional Driver, Trainer, Event Facilitator, and Spokesperson at the Rod Hall Racing team. She spent seven years as the Administrator of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and she’s the Event Director of Rod Hall DRIVE organizing dynamic 4X4 events for clients around the world. Shelby has been off-roading since her grandfather, off road racing legend Rod Hall, introduced her to the sport as soon as she was able to reach the steering wheel. Over the past four years she has competed in numerous endurance races including: The Baja 1000 and the inaugural all-female Rebelle Rally where she traveled over 1,200 miles on a 7-day trek. 

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Brian Linn is a weekend race warrior. He’s figured out how to pull this off while having a job, and a family, outside of racing and do it with wins at an intense national level. Brian raced a 1972 MG Midget in both HP and FP at the 2016 SCCA Runoffs. Running in two classes, with one car, is no easy feat. That culminated in earning the Sunoco Hard Charger Award in FP and then the SCCA President’s Cup award for the best performance at the Runoffs. His father was a racer and Brian’s raced since his teens in cars including a Sprite, Spec Miata, Lotus 7, Honda CRX, and his MG Midget. Brian is also a talented artist who created digital paintings of automobiles and race cars in his spare time.

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Michael Paul Smith is a photographer who plays with model cars. His long career includes the advertising field where he was an art director, a textbook illustrator, a newspaper editorial artist, a museum display designer, and a model maker. Since retiring Michael has created Elgin Park, a miniature town where he builds scenes using vintage model cars and buildings of which he then photographs to create realistic images that go back in time. His 1/24 scale recreations are of everyday America from the mid-20th century ranging from the 1920s to the mid-1960s. The details are incredible and no Photoshop is used to create his timeless images.

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Dave Buckholz is the owner and driver at Two Tools Racing where he’s figured out how to wrap his passion for the Porsche marque and sports car racing in to his life. When he’s not racing Dave is an Area Sales Manager for Fleet and Commercial with General Motors. He’s a member of the Porsche Owners Club and a GT5 Time Attack Driver and a licensed Time Attack and Performance Driving School Instructor.

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ob Fuller is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, an annual event held at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Since 1996 Keels & Wheels has become the largest classic automobile and vintage wooden boat show in the United States. You’ll enjoy an average of 200 classic cars and 100 of the most beautiful wooden boats from around the country. Bob is also a concours judge for other major events including Amelia Island Concours, the Hilton Head Concours, and St. Johns Concours. Keels & Wheels has raised over $1 Million for charities. Bob is a retired Naval Aviator and had a successful career in the management recruiting business.

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Steve Ford has the coolest domain possible, TheCarGuy.com. He trademarked that title back in 1985 when he was a radio news featured broadcaster covering automotive consumer news and car tips. He’s worked in advertising, public relations, journalism, television, radio, magazines, and speaking engagements. Along the way he added teaching in the evenings at a community college and that grew to a position as an automotive technician-trainer for General Motors plus he is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. Steve hosted on the television show Talk 2 DIY Automotive. Steve also volunteers in support of Youth, Cars & Hands-On Career helping students see opportunities in the automotive industry.

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Jeff Cox is the President at Colors On Parade, a company that was launched in 2006. The company is the original body shop on wheels. The franchise provides on-location paint-less dent repair, body repair, windshield repair and replacement, headlight restoration, surface protection, paint chip repair, and interior repair. Their mobile service trucks operate in 50 cities around the country and offer an owner/franchise opportunity to their partners. Jeff’s passions include restoring old motorcycles and cars including his Harley Davidson or his ’55 Chevy Truck and ’65 Impala.

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Ruba Jurdi is the Founder and CEO of the Rally Royale otherwise known as your Passport to Paradise. She and her team provide premium automotive rally event management services. Whether you are an individual hoping to join a planned event or a club seeking to take your members on an unforgettable journey, or a business providing customers or associates with a trip of their lifetime, Rally Royale can make it happen. They plan rallies, lodging, receptions, galas, video, and photography in Europe and far away places including Oman, New Zealand, or anywhere on the planet.

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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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Harley Cluxton is the Founder of Hammer Price, an online, real-time automotive auction site where you can be in many places all at the same time. Following the collector car market has never been easier. You can pick favorites, set alerts, use their pricing tools, get advice, and follow any number of auctions while they happen right on your mobile device, laptop, computer, or tablet. And when your favorite car crossed the auction block and is ready to sell, you’ll know it and never miss a chance to bid on your dream car. Those fluent in Ferrari history and endurance racing legends will recognize his father, Harley E. Cluxton III and the company Grand Touring Cars.

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E.C. Mueller is the Manager at the Portland International Raceway. The track hosted its first race in 1961 and by 1965 it was hosting regular drag races, motorcycle races, and road coarse racing. Over the years PIR has hosted Can Am races and numerous other venues including historic races, club events, and drag racing. The 1.967 mile, 12-turn course is challenging and fun and includes a long straightaway when the chicane is blocked. Before managing the track E.C. spent 10 years at Nissan Motor Company in Los Angeles and after college he worked with a professional sports car road racing team.

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Mike Brewer is a well-known presenter of television motoring programs, not to mention a journalist, producer, campaigner, motoring enthusiast, and family man. Not bad for a car dealer from South London! You’ll recognize him from the Discovery Channel TV show Wheeler Dealer where he and his buddy Edd China find, buy, restore, and sell all kinds of fun old cars. Mike’s been a presenter on numerous other shows and motorsports events. He owns Mike Brewer Motors, a dealership in Sheffield. He’s earned many awards including the Royal Television Society’s Best InVision Personality, and Broadcast Journalist of the Year two-years running.

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Paul Jones is the Managing Director at the Palm Beach Driving Club located at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. The 2-mile road course has hosted numerous events over the years from professional racing to vintage events. Paul joined the Palm Beach Driving Club in December 2016 and his past ventures include sales and marketing and a recent start up Fittipaldi Exotic Driving in Texas with Christian Fittipaldi. Paul worked a Richard Petty Driving Experience and Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Palm Beach Driving Club is a member’s only club that offers weekly, year-round track programs for enthusiasts.

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Dean Wilson is the Vice President of marketing at Intercity Lines, in Warren , Massachuchetts, a family owned transport company that has been caring for and moving collector cars for over 35 years. You’ll see their trucks around the country on roadways and at prestigious concours and automotive events. Collectors and restoration experts including Wayne Carini, Jay Leno, Don Williams and many others trust Intercity Lines with their automobiles. Dean has been around the family business his entire life. Intercity was the first major carrier to adopt hydraulic lift gates and continues to set the standard for safe, reliable automobile transportation to this day.

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Diego Rosenberg has been an automotive enthusiast his entire life and it started with his father’s 1967 Cougar. While he loves all cars he is particularly fond of muscle cars having lived close to Carlisle and the Cecil County and Englishtown racetracks. Diego is a first time author and he teamed up with publisher Car Tech Auto Books and Manuals and wrote Selling The American Muscle Car, a book about the marketing of Detroit iron in the 60s and 70s. Diego is the voice of the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race in Michigan and a veteran of Hot Rod magazine.

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Arman Suciyan is a jewelry designer and maker who lives in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied at the Kent Institute of Art in the U.K. and studied under the famous designer Stephen Webster. Since 2011 he has crafted his own designs and created a unique line of men’s belt buckles, rings, cuff links and more inspired by classic cars. His passion and inspiration comes from his childhood passion for 50s and 60s American cars including Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth, Chryslers, Cadillac, and Buick. By taking design cues from these iconic brands Arman has created artistic yet useful tributes to automobiles that any enthusiast will immediately recognize.

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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’s written for Grassroots Motorsports, Racer, Vintage Motorsports, RM Sotheby’s, Victory Lane, Jaguar World, the Hagerty insurance website, and was the auction columns at Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years. He’s worked as a marketing director for several auction companies and Andy is currently the East Cost Editor and Auction Analyst at Classiccars.com which is the Zillow for the classic car auction industry. He is also a licensed independent collector car insurance specialist at Haydenwood Insurance. He is a respected concours judge and has his own collection of classic cars, motorcycles, and watches.

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Joey Todd is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Texas World Speedway where he is also a driving instructor for their HPDE, Teen Driving School, and Ride and Drive experience programs. In 2014 he launched World Racing League to fill the gap in the endurance racing market between the Crapcan series and pro endurance racing including WEC. He spent time helping to start and grow the Chumpcar series that caters to entry-level and low budget racers. Joey takes racing back to what it should be – friendly and fun, low stress, a bit challenging, and affordable yet professionally run and safe.

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Nelson Calle is the CEO at Classic Motors and The FJ Company where they specialize in restoring and selling the iconic Toyota FJ Land Cruisers. They dedicate themselves to performing full, frame-off restorations of the classic Japanese Toyota FJ20, FJ40, and FJ60 series land Cruisers creating moferd versions for today’s enthusiasts. Their vehicles are brought back to original condition or customized to whatever you want. Nelson is a life-long automotive enthusiast who raced for 15 years in karts and open wheel race cars and still participates in endurance and exhibition races. He personally conducts a 100-mile inspection on each and every restoration that leaves his facility.

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Dave Kindig is the owner and designer at Kindig-it Design in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since 1999 Dave and his wife Charity have built Kindig-it in to a one-stop, complete custom shop where automobiles and transformed in to spectacular works of rolling art. With his engineering degree in Hot Wheels and Legos, Dave and design go hand in hand. He and his talented team turn out some of the most Bitchin’ Rides on the planet and he’s received . You can watch them in action on Velocity’s Bitchin’Rides TV show where they build ground up restorations making their customer’s dreams come true.

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Chris Harrell is an avid classic car enthusiast and the visionary for RetroGrade Classics. Prior to founding RetroGrade Classics Chris had over two decades of business leadership and experience creating and growing consumer brands. He spent 12 years at design-centric tech/lifestyle brand Incase. At RetroGrade he works with automotive photographer and past Cars Yeah guest Michael Alan Ross and Jason R. Zahler. Chris is also the COO at 000 Magazine, a new publication with a focus on the Porsche marque and owns Eleven 9 Workshop, a consulting firm. Chris owns several Porsches and you’ll find him carving the canyons around Los Angeles or at club events at the track.

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Jason Patison has been part of the Luca Oil family since he was a freshman in high school. He worked for the company on his summer breaks and has had numerous roles in the business over the years. In 2011 Lucas Oil acquired MAVTV shortly after Jason transitioned to the network and it’s proven to be a perfect fit. Hason is the Programming Director and enjoys the challenge of rebranding the network to help make it THE motorsports destination by combining his years behind the wheel of various race cars placing him in a unique position to relate to the MAVTV’s target audience.

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Mitch Williams is the President and CEO at APR in Opelika, Alabama. APR is an automotive engineering firm founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of innovation, integrity, and excellence. Their mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen vehicles. Mitch has worked in the automotive industry for decades and has lead companies including Hella where he was the youngest president in their history, Cibie and Marchal Lighting, and RPUI, and he’s a former SEMA Chairman of the board.

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Julian White has been an automotive enthusiast since he was a little boy, carrying around his briefcases of Hot Wheels, and then graduating to building model cars. After a career in the movie industry, he founded the marketing company Web Video Vision in 1998. Julian’s profession as a Video Producer / Director and passion as a car enthusiast has been combined in to a lucrative career that allows him to travel the world working on Automotive projects. He currently is the Producer/Director of a web series titled “Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon” You can enjoy his show on Facebook and Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.

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Matt Torres is the founder of Southwestern Musclecar Nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It’s a show solely dedicated to original and restored muscle cars. He then developed the Supernationals show and for the last 26 years that show has been one of the largest indoor auto events in the southwest. Along with his business partner Reggie Tibbetts and his wife Margret, the Supernationals continues to delight visitors from around the country. Over the years Carroll Shelby, Don Garlits, Cindy Williams and Henry Winkler have been just a few of the featured guests at Supernationals. They raise money for their local Ronald McDonald House by giving part of the proceeds to this worthy charity.

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Kyle Lauman owns and operates Night Shift Kustoms in St. George, Utah. For over ten years he’s designed and built custom hot rods for clients and himself. For two seasons you saw him on Discovery channel’s Vegas Rat Rods where he built some very cool rides. Kyle was raised in the small town of Parachute, Colorado where his love for fuel and spark was fostered by his father’s passion for motorcycles. Kyle’s love for 60s style Kustoms continues to drive his passion to build very cool custom cars.

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Richard Klein is the President and CEO at Advanced Battery Systems in Culver City, California. ABS is a leader in the automotive, high performance and industrial markets. With over 30 years of experience providing UPS systems, generators, industrial power backup systems, batteries, and accessories Richard and his talented team offer a wealth of experience. They are Southern California’s largest battery supplier and distributor and their line of products is extensive. Their services include design and installation, maintenance, and recycling. Richard serves on several industry boards and helps mentor small business owners.

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Matt Moreman owns and operates Obsessed Garage and Obsessed Wealth Management. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and in his early career designed and sold home theatre systems. He later worked as a wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch. After being medically diagnosed as obsessive compulsive, his doctor suggested he get out of his own head and let others in. Matt created Obsessed Garage, started a YouTube channel, and produced the Dialed In podcast. He followed up with an Obsessed Garage website and store all focusing on people who are obsessed with their passion for automobiles and their favorite room in the house, the garage. Matt’s life’s tagline is “All or Nothing”.

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Randy Nelson is the President of Swisstrax in Indio, California. Swisstrax designs and manufactures interlocking plastic floors for automotive enthusiasts who know the garage is the most important room in the house. Swisstrax serves customers in 26 countries and you’ll find their flooring in private garages, commercial facilities, on the floor of race team’s shops, celebrity’s homes, and automotive enthusiasts who require the best. Available in multiple colors they are easy and quick to install and transform a garage while providing a safe, non-slip surface.

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Freddie Hernandez and his wife Sharlene are the owners of Vintage Sportscar Restorations in Phoenix, Oregon. There he crafts high quality restorations of vintage Porsches. His focus is to provide clients with accurate and high quality work, bringing their cars back to original condition and most of the time, better than original. He does tear down, bodywork, paint, interior, suspension, engine restoration, and then rebuilding of vintage Porsche 911s. Freddie’s customers come from around the world to have their Porsche’s restored by him and he’s restored cars as far away as the Philippines, Guadalajara, and from around the United States.

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Paul Brian is regarded as one of our nation’s best-known, respected and in-demand automotive industry experts. He is a 35-year-veteran in Chicago broadcaster and sought-after speaker. For 20 years you’ve heard him on Chicago’s “Drive Chicago” radio show on Saturday mornings. He served for nearly 20 years as Director of Communications and spokesman for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. He’s the past president of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and recipient of two Midwest Emmy awards and he was inducted in to the Legends of Motorsport Guild’s Hall of Fame. And in 2014 he founded The Brian Group, a consortium of fellow experts focusing on investment banking opportunities in the automotive industry. Paul has also teamed up with past Cars Yeah guest, Lauren Fix on His Turn – Her Turn, a video new car review.

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Shan Fannin is an automotive artist who lives in Austin, Texas. She’s a professional artist who spent her early career in marketing and teaching elementary school art through a private homeschooling academy. When her husband added a 1961 Ford Thunderbird to the family garage she took on the challenge of painting her first automobile. That was 2014 and since then Shan’s focus and goal is to become one of the finest automotive artists in the country. Her work can be described as 90% realistic with 10% self-expression. She works primarily in large scale with mixed acrylic media.

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Tim Kawasaki is the Manager of Sales, Shipping, and New Product Development at Wheel Vintiques in City of Industry, California. The company is under the umbrella of the Coker Group of companies. Since 1986, Wheel Vintiques has been manufacturing steel wheels for restored classics, muscle cars, and hot rods. They design and manufacture their wheels in house right here in the USA. Their passion for detail and authentic O.E. fitment ensure clients precise sizing and accurate bolt pattern fit. Tim’s father is Wade Kawasaki, a past guest on Cars Yeah and President and COO at Coker Tires and he’s also the 2017 SEMA Chair elect.

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Dave DiMaria owns Vintage Car Works in Englewood, Colorado. There, he and his talented craftsmen have focused on the care and restoration of Porsche GT Carreras and Spyders. They have restored and race prepped vintage Porsche models including the: 904, 906, 550A, 718 LM, RS, Spyder, Carrera, and many others. Since the late 90s his shop has become internationally known for restoring these iconic and rare vintage race cars. His restorations have earned first place trophies at concours events including Amelia Island, Pebble Beach, Porsche Parades, and many others and his projects have brought record prices at auctions.

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Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, and Accredited Senior Appraiser and a member of the American Society of Appraisers. He is the Principal of Donald W. Osborne LLC / Automotive Valuation Services where he advises on collection building, vehicle acquisition, and sales. You’ll find Donald on the CNBC Primetime TV Show, Jay Leno’s Garage, or walking the lawns of numerous concours events around the world, and as a contributing automotive journalist for the finest publications available. His newest venture is a book titled Stile Transatlantico/ Transatlantic Style: A Romance of Fins and Chrome. He teamed up with photographer Michael Furman and Coachbuilt Press to create a spectacular glimpse of the automobiles built in the decade and a half spanning the end of World War II and 1960. Owners of the book will be able to scan the cover using a special app on their smart phones and watch a movie in which Donald talks about the making of this book.

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Tim Lingerfelt owns Carolina Coach Crafters in Mooresville, North Carolina. There, he and his talented craftsmen and fabricators work to eternalize the allure of the classic automobile through true craftsmanship. They do mechanical, metal shaping, paint, and paint correction along with special projects. While Tim has a passion for the Porsche marque, at Carolina Coach Crafters they work on numerous automotive marques. They strive to preserve the history of the automobile; where it was made, for what purpose, and by whom – because they believe the design is in the details. Their mantra: You dream, we fulfill.

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Leigh Diffey is a native of Brisbane, Australian who lives in the U.S. and is a Play-by-Play Announcer with NBC Sports. Leigh is the voice of Formula One television and IndyCar. He travels the world covering Formula One along with David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. He was SPEED’s announcer and host for the Grand-Am Rolex Sportscar Series, US rounds of the MotoGP, and he was a regular host on SPEED Center and The Speed Report. No doubt you've heard his voice on numerous other sports coverage shows around the world with his technical prowess including: the Olympics, World Cup Luge, NASCAR, golf, sailing, and rugby. Leigh has also worked for the BBC commentating the Superbike World Championship and World Rally racing.

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Kellen Silverthorn is an automotive artist and stone sculpture who has been car obsessed since his earliest memories. He is a collector of automotive fine art who has channeled his obsessions in to stone sculpting. His is a painstaking, and physically laborious process where he creates automotive sculptures from a single block of the finest quality marbles available. Each piece of stone is hand selected for its virtual kaleidoscope of natural color and patter. Hours of intricate hand finishing and painstaking inlays interwoven with the latest in computer-aided-milling robotics. Each of his works is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. From classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, to exotics, you’ll end up with something to treasure for your life.

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Deb Pollack is a luxury automotive consultant with a focus on promoting her clients, their products, and services to the automotive enthusiast. She has spent the better part of three decades representing quality companies with big names and big reputations including: Mitsubishi Motors, GM, Ferrari, Maserati, Singer Vehicle Design, plus numerous concours events around the country. A philanthropist at heart, Deb’s advocated the ability to team cars and camaraderie together bringing a support and focus to the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. She is the founder of Drive Toward a Cure, an all-new non-profit alternative to the numerous ‘for profit’ driving events, creating a new driving event to raise funds and awareness to benefit finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Francielena Mendez is an industrial engineer from Venezuela who has been based in Panama for the last two years. Before moving to Panama she was the technical trainer for the Automotive Aftermarket Division of 3M Venezuela. Today she is the Product and Training Specialist for Meguiar’s car care products in Latin America covering the territory from Mexico to Argentina. She trains Meguiar’s staff and customers to become more skilled in their detailing utilizing the extensive line of quality car care products that Meguiar’s has to offer.

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Tony Zeal is the Global Training Manager at CTEK in Vikmanshyttan, Sweden. CTEK is a global company whose mantra, Maximizing Battery Performance, amply describes their goal. Formed in 1997, CTEK designs and builds a smarter battery charger and maintainer using a unique charge algorithm ensuring your battery stays charged and in proper working order saving you time and money. Tony was born in Cardiff, Wales and began his career as an apprentice with Vauxhall, General Motors. He worked for the Royal Automobile Club for 23 years and as a product development manager for Rozone, the UK Midtronics distributor. In 2012 he joined CTEK as a business development manager before opening and running their training school in Sweden.

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Josh Reaume can be described as unique, versatile, and experienced. Born in California to Canadian parents, Josh was raised in Africa and has raced cars around the globe. Today Josh lives in North Carolina. Often described as the “African Squirrel” he is a 2012 graduate of the University of Victoria with a Mechanical Engineering degree which he puts to good use engineering the car he races in the NASCAR XFinity Series for RSS Racing. Yes, Josh works as the team engineer during the week and drives on the weekends. Josh is part of NASCAR’s next generation, equal parts driver and engineer.

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Kurt Ernst is the Editor of the Hemmings Daily, the world’s leading classic Car News Source. At Hemmings dot com you’ll find classified ads, the latest stories relating to classic cars, all the Hemmings magazine publications, all the automotive events, a store filled with all kinds of cool things, and much, much more. A few years out of college Kurt spent some time club racing in the SCCA. He’s worked as a freelance automotive photographer and journalist and got to work on an Indy Car team. Today he overseas the many editorial offerings at Hemmings Daily and is a regular guest on Hemmings Motor News Radio.

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Michael Pistello is a third generation racer who has spent a lifetime around racecars, hot rods, and motorcycles. He’s a certified tool and die maker who has perfected his craft for over 30 years. Michael has raced in the NHRA, IHRA, and NMCA in a number of classes for over 25 years. His machine shop specializes in vintage racing engines and mechanical restoration for vintage cars with a special provenance in history. He combines old-world metal working methods with the latest technology including 3D modeling, CNC machining, and digital reproductions allowing him to reproduce almost any vintage component for his restorations.

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Jason Torchinsky is a writer and an artist who indulges is disturbingly deep obsession with automobiles, in his role as Associate Editor on the popular website, Jalopnik. Jason has written a book, opened for George Carlin as a stand-up comedian, written for the Onion, and he’s had art installations in several cities around the world. Jason’s raced cars, wrecked cars, and produced many car-related artworks, articles, and talks. Jason grew up in North Carolina, lived a long time in Los Angeles, and is now back in North Carolina, which he’s hoping doesn’t make him some kind of loser.

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Bobby Rahal is the Co-Owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in Hillard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Indiana. He worked his way up through the racing ranks starting with SCCA’s feeder series in Formula Atlantic, then to European Formula Two. During an 18-year career spanning F1, Can-Am, Le Mans/IMSA, and CART, Bobby notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500. He won at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring. With 264 race starts for five teams he took 18 poles and scored 24 wins including back-to-back CART championships. Today Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has won races in CART/Champ Car, the IndyCar Series, the Indy Racing League, Indy Lights, and the American LeMans Series.

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Jim Cowan is the CEO at Diecasm / Automodello in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The company was founded based on a passion to bring overlooked marques and models to life through hand-built Resin Art™ replicas. Jim is a collector who has worked in the nonprofit sector his entire career. He decided to create a company that could bring collectors and nonprofit organizations together by bridging the gap between these two. At Diecasm you buy a model, choose a nonprofit or charitable organization from their eligible list, and 10% of the net sales revenues are donated to that organization. Jim business partner is past Cars Yeah guest and automotive designer Raffi Minasian. With hundreds of models to choose from no doubt James has the prefect car for you.

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Donnie Calloway has spent over 30 years restoring magnificent collectible cars, most of them Ferraris. It started with him growing up in Los Angeles, then working at Hollywood Sports Cars, and soon thereafter, spending time in Hawaii with an uncle learning to hand form aluminum bodies. He does complete restorations, does all his own engine work, documents the builds, and reassembles concours level cars that win first places and breaking world records at auctions. Donnie has worked on pretty much every Ferrari model made including 512 BBs, 365 2+2s, TDFs, James Coburn’s California Spyder, and many, many others.

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Tom Glatch is an automotive photographer and author whose new book is titled The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars. In 1983 he wrote his first article for Circle Track Magazine, a Peterson publication. He’s written many stories on numerous subjects including vintage racing and shot photographs for calendars and magazines including Collectible Automobile to Pontiac Enthusiast. He still works for the same Fortune 500 company that hired him out of high school in 1974 and he’s currently in the Global Supply Chain group as a data and systems analyst. This latest book, published by Motorbooks, is his first and covers American muscle cars including the Yenko, Shelby, Baldwin Motion, Grand Spaulding, Saleen, Callaway, and many more.

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Jason Len is the President at XK’s Unlimited in San Luis Obispo, California. He is a worldwide supplier of Classic Jaguar parts and restores classic Jaguars and other collectible automobiles. He’s earned a worldwide reputation as an expert in his field after 43 years of business. Jason is a passionate sports car racer who started racing with the SCCA back in the mid 70s in an HP Sprite, a car he’s raced continuously every since. He ran an IMSA Corvette for a few years and he’s raced his E-Type Jaguar for 35+ years, originally in SCCA and now as a vintage racing participant. He also restores classic motorcycles and enjoyed touring on a bike and has been as far north as the Arctic Circle and south to Mexico City plus touring in the Western United States and Europe.

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Warren Lubow owns and operations Wild About Cars Garage in Kirkland, Washington. He is a seasoned automotive expert with a deep knowledge in classic cars, the automotive industry, collections management, restorations, sales, and service. His 10,000 square foot facility is a place to store vehicles, host events, or just hang out with like-minded enthusiasts. Warren can assist you with automobile searches, consignment sales, and more. Warren’s spent time helping at the LeMay-America’s Cars Museum in Tacoma, Washington and oversees several automobile collections for his clients.

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John Larson is the CEO of Bestop, the largest manufacturer of soft tops for Jeep Wrangler and CJ’s in the world. They are the sole supplier of factory soft tops for Jeep Wranglers since 1986. They have a long history of innovative and high-quality products. John worked at General Motors Corporation in several significant positions including General Director of Finance for U.S. Sales and General Manager of the Buick, Pontiac, and GMC Divisions. He was the CEO of Escort, a leading manufacturer of radar detectors and other automotive electronics accessories. John’s lectured at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management’s Executive Leadership series and is a guest lecturer at Northern Illinois University’s School of Business. He also serves as the Lead Director for the Board of KAR Auction Services, voted a top public company in Indiana.

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Bill Atalla is the founder of Autoinformant, a social network for automotive enthusiasts. Often referred to as the “Facebook for Cars”, Autoinformant is building a powerful and growing community connected by a passion for cars helping others grow their interests. You create your own profile, build shareable pages for your cars, discover customized content based on your individual interests, and connect with like-minded automotive enthusiasts. Bill is also the Chairman and CEO of Tristrata, an internet software security company that provides comprehensive information security solutions for Fortune 500 corporations and governments worldwide. His 35 plus year career has focused in starting, building, and leading companies in diverse industries. Bill is also a life long classic car and auto racing fan.

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George Levy is a Boston native whose name rhymes with Chevy. He’s a lifelong racing fan and his first car was a BRE-styled Datsun 510. He owns a number of Shelby Mustangs and lists among his major life achievements as dodging death by the hands of an international drug-smuggling cartel while visiting Carroll Shelby’s home in Mexico… while on his honeymoon. George is the former editor of Autoweek and sits on the board of directors of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. His latest venture is his new book titled Can-Am 50th Anniversary. The photography for this book is by Pete Biro, yesterday’s guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Pete Biro is a photographer and journalist whose 50 plus year career started when Road & Track magazine asked him to supply them with a story on the Barneson Special, a custom-made sports car. The iconic David E. Davis Jr. discovered Pete’s work and gave him assignments for Car and Driver magazines. Pete and David traveled the world covering races including Le Mans, Grand Prix’s, and most major races and he shot for Sports Illustrated, Time, Life and many others. He met and became friends with many of the great drivers including: Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Bruce Mclaren, Denny Hulme, Jackie Stewart, A.J. Foyt, Richard Petty and many others. He worked for Dan Gurney as a public relations guy during the time Bobby Unser won the Indy 500. His latest endeavor is supplying photos for the new book Can-Am 50th Anniversary collaborating with author George Levy.

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Bogi Lateiner is a master mechanic and owner of the award winning auto repair shop, 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix, Arizona. A writer, a speaker, and a teacher, Bogi is passionate about improving the reputation of the automotive industry and changing the way women, in particular, feel about cars and the automotive repair experience. Bogi teaches automotive basics to women around the country, consults and teaches classes to repair shop owners and other small business owners, and appears as one of three female mechanics on All Girls Garage on Velocity Channel.

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Mike Skinner’s racing career spans more than 40 years. He started racing in 1975 in a wrecked Plymouth Road Racer. He ran on dirt tracks, winning three championships, racing at night while holding down a day job to pay for his track time. He’s raced stock cars to NASCAR trucks both in the U.S.A. and abroad and in 1995 he was the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion. Mike’s worked in television and radio as a personality and today you can find him racing his NASCAR Trucks up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed, running in vintage racing events, and cohosting Skinner Round-Up on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Mike supports charities through the annual “Skinner Round-Up For Charity” event, and serves as a spokesperson for Hope For The Warriors, a military nonprofit dedicated to restoring self, family, and hope for post-9/11 service members, veterans and military families. In 2013, Mike was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Currently he's the American "Stig" on the new Amazon series The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

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Jim Carpenter is the owner of Italian Design and Racing in Mesa, Arizona. He's been modifying Ferraris since 1987 helping his customers fulfill their dreams. He and his team modify Ferrari bodies, chassis, engines, exhausts, gearboxes, and much more. He has designed and completed numerous convertible conversions for the Ferrari 308 models plus adding spoilers and accent parts. Racing though is Jim's true passion and he has completed many 308 model conversions to fully compliant SCCA race cars. His clients enjoy their cars in SCCA, historic, Ferrari club track and racing events. A recent build involved modifying a 330 GT 2+2 chassis using a Ferrari P4 style body plus a Ferrari 550 Maranello engine.

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Nick Candee is the Vice Chair and Historian of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club East serving eastern Canada and the US. He is the former editor of The Vantage Point magazine, an Aston Martin Club publication and he is the Principal of Candee & Company with over 30 years of expertise in international corporate planning, specializing in Latin American markets. Nick just published a new book, co-authored with Stephen Archer titled The Aston Martin DB4GT published by Palawan Press in the United Kingdom. This 544 page book with over 800 photographs and illustrations examines in detail the history of every DB4GT manufactured including the design and development of the car. It is a definitive collectors book telling the brilliance and craftsmanship required to build these magnificent cars. 

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Philip Caggiano is an automotive designer who combines his passion for luxury and collectable automobiles with his love of creating custom furniture where good design is the common thread. He is a designer, fabricator, and the President of his Design Firm in Westchester, New York. In addition to building custom cars and individualizing supercars Philip is a multi-disciplined designer, artisan, engineer, and fabricator who has mastered old world craftsmanship in the construction of his contemporary furniture where he holds multiple patents. He has refurbished classic cars and worked for Ferrari, Porsche, and BMW helping their motor sports teams. You’ll find him published in numerous magazines from Sports Car Market to Cavallino and the recipient of many design awards.

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Neil Pitt is the President of Speed Digital in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is an experienced business and information technology leader who has worked in a variety of industries including retail, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, and information technology. Speed Digital creates proprietary software and digital platforms for a range of enthusiasts in the automotive and classic car industry. Their focus and commitment is dedicated to helping dealers increase profits through powerful, custom web and marketing solutions keeping their customers on the forefront of technology.

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Scott Tucker is the General Manager at Borelli Motor Sports in San Jose, California. He is a highly experienced automotive technician, tuner, concours-level vintage automobile restorer, a college instructor, and skilled business manager. Working closely with the owner, Ralph Borelli, the team at Borelli Motor Sports provides their clients with the finest in performance automotive care and restoration. Scott was a calibration engineer and software developer for Dinan Engineering, North America’s largest BMW tuner. He was the service and restoration manager at Canepa Design where he cared for a wide variety of classic collector and vintage race cars. His long career around formidable automobile has allowed him drive everything from a Yugo to a Ferrari 250 GTO.

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Keith Kaucher is an automotive designer and the owner of Kaucher Kustoms in Santa Monica, California. He has designed more than 60 custom cars ranging from a 1936 De Soto Airflow to a 2009 Camaro. He creates custom automobiles for clients around the world. He’s designed many wheels from aftermarket to OEM including the 2004 Mustang Bullit. The first of his designs he took to the Grand National Roadster show in 2006 won first place for Best Post War Hardtop Traditional Custom. Since then he’s earned numerous awards and trophies for his car designs. His latest car is the 1960 Buick named “Lectrafied” and it won the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show. When you ask Keith which of the cars he’s designed are his favorites you’ll hear him say, “My next design...”.

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Joel Clark is an automotive artist who has had a career in the creative field since graduating from Central St. Martins in 1996. In the depths of the last recession he picked up a paintbrush and started creating. He works in a medium combining hand cut vinyl graphics in a collage form creating sculptures. His mix of bold, graphic colors result in a hand-crafted look creating a hyper-realism Pop Art style that transforms real objects, including vehicle parts, in to pieces that become surreal. His art invites the viewer to create their own narrative – such as “Where is the car and what is it doing there?”

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Dick Ruzzin was an automobile designer and Director of Design for General Motors of Europe and Chevrolet, when he retired. He owns the only Corvette powered De Tomaso Mangusta built at the factory. During his career Dick worked on over 140 car design programs including the Opel Maxx, the inspiration for the Swatch Car. During his career he also created car design exhibits, automotive shows, design awards for NAIAS, furniture, Christmas parade floats, graphics for the Americas Cup and the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Since retiring he has written the book about the De Tomaso Mangusta, titled Bella Mangusta, penned magazine articles, and works in education as a mentor for design students.

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Stephen Plaster is the Chairman and CEO of Evergreen Investments and the Managing Partner at Passport Transport and Champion Brands, in addition to being the Chairman and CEO of numerous other companies. Evergreen Investments is a private equity firm with a focus in the buyout of small to mid-sized companies where their portfolio includes: Champion Brands, Empire Pipeline, Empire Exploration, Passport Transport, and many other companies. Stephen’s passion for cars runs long and deep and part of his holdings include Evergreen Historic Automobiles, a facility for events and the collection. Passport Transport was founded in 1970 and is a leader in the shipping of fine automobiles around the country. He sits on the boards of many companies, and his automobiles have been displayed around the country including LeMay-America’s Car Museum where he received their Master Collector Award.

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Jim Hazen is the Founder and Owner of The Drivers Society where they create exclusive accessories for the automotive enthusiast, both men and women. Their products are inspired by historic motorsports and classic automotive design. He works with designers, artists, and artisan manufacturers to conceive and produce the finest products available. Whenever possible he utilizes materials derived from classic and modern cars and incorporates them in to his products. The goal is to offer accessories and apparel that fuels the passion we enthusiasts have and bring style in to our lives. Jim is the former Chairman of the Aston Martin Owners Club, North America East and an avid proponent of racing pre-1960 vintage cars.

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Gautam Sen is acknowledges as India’s leading automotive journalist and writer. He has written several critically acclaimed books on automobiles and his latest is titled Marcello Gandini: Maestro of Design. In 1986 he founded India’s first and subsequently most successful automobile magazine Indian Auto. Based in Paris, Gautam is involved in several projects to design and develop cars for the Indian and international markets, he consulted or India’s leading automotive manufacturers and he led the design and development of India’s first sports car, the San Storm. Since 2015 he has been a Vice President at FIVA (Fédération Internationale de Véhicules Anciens), the international federation for historic vehicles.

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Tim Layzell is one of the world’s leading automotive artists. He lives in the United Kingdom where he was raised and in 1995, at the age of 13, he won the British Racing Driver’s Club’s prestigious Young Motoring Artist Award and a career in art was born. Tim has two very distinctive styles with an eye for super realism and super detail while maintaining an element of nostalgia and pop art boldness. His enthusiasm for motor racing encompasses a majority of his work and he’s a regular participant in vintage rallies and trials events. Tim has many clients who commission his paintings and his art has been featured in magazines, on their covers, on posters, concours events, in galleries, and hangs on collector’s walls around the world.

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RJ De Vera is the Customer Engagement Leader at Meguiar’s Car Care. Formerly the editor at Street Magazine where he wrote and photographed the youth car culture movement. He was a consultant for the Fast and Furious movie franchise and one of his tuned automobiles was the Honda S2000 driven by the movies villains. He’s judged and hosted a car building competition show on MTV titled Trick It Out and he styled over 30 high profile image vehicles. RJ continues active in the car culture as a marketing and culture leader for Meguiar’s helping to ensure automotive enthusiasts passion for cars continues.

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Bob Folkestad is the President of Creative Werks, a company that specializes in electromechanical integration of RF devices in to a variety of applications. Creative Werks is the sole importer for General Cab Group of Asti, Italy, a company that manufactures GC Cooling electronic fans and blowers. He and his talented team focus on growing GC Cooling’s fans by integrating the product line that is used by Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Ferrari, and Maserati in Europe and the OEM market. Bob’s background in applied engineering and product design has allowed him to create more than 50 electrical control systems in the automotive industry. He also holds several patents for tools and firearms and he’s a pilot of small aircraft.

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Peter Kumar is the Founder of Gullwing Motor Cars located New York. Born and raised in India, he worked as a young man in an auto parts store where his fascination with cars began. He opened his first car dealership in Miami, Florida and in 1988 he moved it to New York. At Gullwing Motor Cars Peter and his talented team buy and sell the finest collectible motorcars focusing mostly on European marques. Peter travels the world looking for the perfect vehicles for his clients and instead of consigning cars he owns his inventory. As for his company name, Peter was fascinated with the first Gullwing he spotted at a Mercedes dealership when he was young so bought a model that still sits on his desk today, and he purchased his first real Gullwing in 1993.

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Jay Howard is the Founder and President of JHE Production, one of the nation’s premier event and corporate meeting production companies. Founded in 1987 JHE Production handles fortune 500 company events for brands including Sprint, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Ford, Chevrolet, NASCAR, IndyCar, and major sports teams. Jay is also the Director of the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance that takes place in April each year in North Carolina at the iconic Pinehurst Golf Course. JHE has received numerous awards and distinctions for their business achievements and in 2016 they were acquired by CSM, a global leader in sports and entertainment.

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Malcolm Hogan is the publisher of Automotive Addicts and a consulting Internet marketing manager for a large software firm.  Malcolm's passion for cars roots back to childhood. Since then, the passion has grown into a love he shares in his latest work, which can be found in many automotive publications, including his very own AutomotiveAddicts.com website and the Drive section of The Florida Times-Union, Northeast Florida’s highest circulated newspaper. Malcolm is also the founder of the monthly Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee event in Jacksonville, FL, one of the largest venues of its type on the east coast of the USA.

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