Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

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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Alan Johnson is a long time automotive enthusiast who was a high-performance driving instructor, author, racer, and speaker with four SCCA National Championships to his credit. He has class wins in the Sebring 12 hours, a TransAm win and raced in the Daytona 24 Hour. He co-authored the book Driving in Competition, a successful book on road racing and a re-write is coming next year. He was the owner and General Manager at Alan Johnson Porsche Audi and partner at Scottsdale Porsche, Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover. Alan was a board member at the San Diego Automotive Museum and currently serves on the San Diego Air & Space Museum Board. Today he is an Executive Consultant and Associate at MAP, Management Action Programs.

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Rob Earle is the Managing Director of Gtechniq in the United Kingdom, a worldwide, ultra-durable line of car care products. As the son of two time Grand Prix winning race car driver, Rob’s mother was a big influence on his life and passion for cars. Gtechniq was founded in 2000 by Rob’s good friend Drew Gil. Drew, a fellow petrolhead, was so dissatisfied with other car care brands he decided to create his own. Armed with a Ph D in Quantum Physics and Applied Mathematics Drew developed a superior line of products and in 2004 Rob purchased the European rights for Gtechniq transforming Drew’s research project in to a well respected, international line of products for automotive enthusiasts who demand perfection. The Gtechniq mantra is Smart Surface Science.

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John Rafert has had many jobs over his 70 plus years. A bartender, copy boy, teacher, owned businesses, an X-Ray tech, and worked in a level 1 trauma center, and a professor of radiologic sciences. He’s also been a car guy his whole life. Born and raised in Indianapolis, that’s pretty common. In his retirement, John’s taken up a new challenge. Learning how to create 3D automotive pieces, and automotive related products using Computer Graphics. He started with the demonstration principles of radiography and migrated in to cars and other objects he found interesting. By studying coach builders and styling houses including Pinifarina, and past Cars Yeah guest Raffi Minasian, John takens his passion for cars in a new direction proving you can indeed teach an old dog new skills.

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Peter Vincent is an artist, author, and photographer who’s been working with the landscape at the Bonneville Salt Flats for over 20 years, and 40 years of Photographic Art, combining it with the Sub-Culture of Land Speed Racing and the Pop-Culture of the American Hot Rod. He’s a regular on the salt every August for “Speed Week” and never misses this gathering, ever. He’s published numerous books on the automobile and his work has been displayed in museums across the country including many permanent collections. His fourth book, The Bonneville Salt Flats, 20 Years of Photography was released in the fall of 2013. Peter’s fifth book, The Rolling Bones is now available. His images have been published in many magazine including The Rodder’s Journal, Hop Up, Hot Rod and American Rodder. His iconic 7 Coupes photograph, taken in 2002, appeared on the cover of Hop Up magazine. One of Peter’s photographs hangs in my home.

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Jim Canova owns and operates Canova Bros. Auto Detailing located in Silicon Valley. He’s been caring for his customer’s vehicles since the early 90s. Several of his clients have shown their vehicles on the lawn at Pebble Beach. Jim’s also an industrial designer who has created several unique detailing products. His latest venture and design is the Bumbee Seat, a Kickstarter Design Project that funded at 141% of its goal and was 100% fulfilled. The BumBee seat is a custom sit-on detailing creeper designed to make your time cleaning a vehicle more comfortable. Jim also sits on the board of two local educational departments.

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Anna-Louise Felstead is a fine artist who lives in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art having received first class honors from Central Saint Martins. She is regarded at a reportage artist as her work is often created on location. While she paints a wide variety of subjects many of her pieces are transportation related including modern racing cars. In 2005 she was commissioned by the Ministry of Defense to paint their aircraft carriers, harrier jump jets, and helicopters. You’ve seen her in the pits at Laguna Seca during the historic races, on the lawn at Pebble Beach, at the Nürburgring, Goodwood, Monza, and Spa.

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Keith Maher founded Maher Solutions in 2007 and he is the Co-Founder and CEO of VR Motion. His mission is to help people in various sectors of the automotive industry achieve their goals through simulation. He and his team provide professional level training for racers, teams, and institutions around the globe. Keith is the leading authority in automotive simulation, from programming to podiums. He has a 22 plus year career in high technology and his obsession for motorsports resulted in a convergence of cars and computers to design and build world-class simulators. At VR Motion, you will find past Cars Yeah guest and Indy Car racer Dominic Dobson who is the COO.

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Brock Yates Jr. is the son of one of America’s best-known automotive journalists and growing up around cars and racing was his life. He played at Watkins Glen while his father raced, he apprenticed with race car builder Ron Nash and he’s a veteran of the first Cannonball Sea-to-Shining-Sea memorial Trophy Dash as a 14 year old in 1071, his destiny was cast. Brock’s run the one Lap of America, the La Carrera Classico, the Silver State Classic Challenge, and SCCA Showroom Stock, plus numerous other racing adventures. In 2009 he took over the Tire Rack One Lap of America and he teaches for Driving Dynamics, a company that specializes in instructing the pharmaceutical industry drivers to make them safer on the road.

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Uwe Mansshardt is a professional stunt driver who lives in Hamberg, Germany. It all started when he was 14 while on a trip to Italy when he witnessed new Ferrari’s being tested and the hook was set. He worked as a stuntman in movies at the German Warner Bros. Movie World. That set the course toward training at Rick Seaman’s Hollywood Stunt Driver’s School in L.A. and from there he earned his FIA racing license at Zackspeed Driving Academy at the Nürburging. Today Uwe drives in commercials for Porsche, Mercedes, McLaren, and he’s even been a stunt driving double for Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard.

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John Straub is an automotive photographer from San Diego, California who’s been snapping shots of cars since he was 13 years old. His images have been published in numerous publications including Road and Track and The New York Times. He’s been the official photographer for the Carmel by the Sea Concours and he is a member of the Motor Press Guild and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. His photography has hung in numerous exhibits, automotive enthusiast’s homes and offices, in galleries, and he operates his own blog titled Along For The Ride where you can enjoy his work on a regular basis. John’s raced Porsches for years at local and statewide events.

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Steve Schenko is an Art Director, illustrator, and automotive enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. He founded 1-of-1 Bespoke where he creates high-end custom design pieces for automotive enthusiasts who have an eye for design. His custom art prints are of cars and bikes that he draws from scratch, and tailored for his clients. In addition to his creations at 1-of-1 Bespoke Steve is the founder at Custom Creative, an advertising and design firm in Sydney where they fill the gap between ‘big agencies’ and ‘boutique design firms’ and create brand identity, graphic design, marketing, packaging, brochures, retail design, and more.

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Both Bill Warne and Tom Cotter are past guests here on Cars Yeah. Bill is the Founder of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the top events in the world. He’s been a journalist, photographer, racer, and ran a Porsche 911 in the infamous Cannonball run in 1975. Tom Cotter is an author who wrote the icon six-book series on barn finds starting with The Cobra in the Barn. He’s a long time magazine contributor and travels around the country looking for cool cars and writing stories. Bill and Tom have collaborated and created a new book titled Cuba’s Car Culture, Celebrating The Island’s Automotive Love Affair published by our friends at Motorbooks where Zack Miller runs the company, another past Cars Yeah guest.

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Craig Watkins grew up in San Francisco and at the age of six started karting around his parents property. That morphed in to dune buggies and Baja Bugs. His college degree and career was in manufacturing engineering. Craig first raced in the SCORE off road racing series throughout the 80s with Greg Aronson winning 8 races in 42 starts in class 10. He club raced his 1973 Porsche 911 and that lead to an engineering position with Porsche 996 GT3 Cup cars and then he joined team Flying Lizard Motorsports where he was the chief engineer. It was there he met Roland Kussmaul, the Porsche factory racing engineer who was in charge of the GT3 product line. This lead to Craig’s first book Kussmaul Chronicles, The Story of Roland Kussmaul’s Contributions To Porsche’s Total Crushing Domination.

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George Saitas is a photographer who specializes in automotive studio and location photography with an emphasis on classic and exotic cars. His favorite projects are commissions where he creates unique, one-of-one single-print, collectable images. He uses photography to create a story and one technique is using psychological layering in his images that act as time bombs in the viewer’s unconscious. Now living in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California, George attended Parsons School of Design in New York. His editorial work has adorned over 45 publications worldwide and his photography has been exhibited in galleries and concours events worldwide.

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Emily Miller is the President of Soulside Network, a public relations and sports marketing firm. She is also the founder of the first women’s navigation rally in the U.S., the Rebelle Rally. It is an event that spans 7 days and covers 1,200 miles in California. The focus is on skill, not speed where participants are not allowed any GPS, mobile telephones, nor outside assistance. In her driving adventures, Emily has earned numerous podium finishes and wins including the Baja 1000 and she is the first woman to solo the longest off-road race in the U.S. She has coached over 4,000 people and produced over 100 experiential automotive events. Emily is a recipient of the Women’s Automotive Alliance International “Spirit of Leadership Award” and her mantra is “to finish first, you must first finish”.

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Jerry Lane is an automotive artist who has been drawing cars since he was five years old. Since then he’s bee creating original automotive drawings for collectors around the world. Jerry has painted full size murals, color sketches, an oil paintings of many different marques and genres from engine details to collector cars, race cars, and multi-view works. You’ll find Jerry at car events around the country doing what he loves best, drawing and painting cars. Jerry spent most of his career in the gaming business as a third generation member of his family where he often put on car shows at the casinos.

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Aaron Jenkins is the Editor-in-Chief at Forza magazine. Forza is a Ferrari focused publication packed with intriguing articles from the heart of the Ferrari world including incisive road tests, history, race reports, insider news, and stunning photography. Published by Ross Periodicals, Forza is one of excellent automotive publications including Excellence, Bimmer, and Corvette. Aaron grew up in central New York near Watkins Glen racetrack. He’s lived in the San Francisco bay area since the mid 90s and has worked in marketing but found his home at Forza and he is currently working on his 100th issue.

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Sid Barron is the General Manager at Bentley Atlanta. Bentley Atlanta is the largest Bentley only dealership in the nation. Sid is a longtime Atlanta resident who is originally from Honduras. He started his career in the automotive business in 1986 at a Chrysler dealership and then he migrated to BMW. He was the General Manager at a BMW/Mini dealership and then the Vice President of Operations at a Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai dealership. In 2005 he became part owner and General Manager at Hank Aaron Jaguar Land Rover Augusta and after selling that business his next step was Bentley Atlanta. Sid and his team at Bentley Atlanta are a proud sponsor of the inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance.

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John Leverett is the Director of Product Planning and Engineering at Panoz road cars, the Panoz race cars and contract engineering projects. This includes the GT-RA, GT-WC, and GTS race cars. He supervises the team of fabricators and mechanics responsible for prototyping and production implementation of new and existing products. At Panoz they provide a wide range of design, engineering, manufacturing, and transportation technologies solutions committed to delivering fuel efficient, emissions-reducing technologies that benefit racing and everyday drivers and commuters. In 2013 John led design and development of the 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder and the Spyder GT. His current project is the fastback version of the Esperante called the Avezzano that debuted at Petit LeMans. Don Panoz, Chairman of the company is a past guest here on Cars Yeah. John's coming up on his 23rd year anniversary at Panoz.

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Alan Kidson is the owner of German Car Repair in Alpharetta Georgia, north of Atlanta. They specialize in the service and repair of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, and Volkswagen automobiles. He and his talented team have over 130 years of combined experience and their facility is equipped with state of the art tools and computerized diagnostic equipment. Alan’s been working on German cars since 1978 When he earned his factory-accredited qualifications and his passion for German cars runs deep. German Car Repair is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Atanta Concours d’Elegance taking place this weekend at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort.

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Jim Thomas is the Founder and President of Onsite Shine in Atlanta, Georgia and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. His company is a mobile detailing business that he started after detailing aircraft and cars as a teenager. Today, with over 20 years of experience he and his talented team provide their clients with superior service and expertise and they have become ‘Atlanta’s Most Wanted’ personalized detailing company. They clean and detail every-day drivers to the most expensive exotics, collectible cars, aircraft, and watercraft. Onsite Shine is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Atanta Concours d’Elegance taking place this weekend at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort.

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Will Campbell is the General Manager of Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta. The company was founded three decades ago and Will took over daily operations in 2008. The team at Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta are passionate about Italian automotive heritage and their factory-trained professionals ensure your Ferrari and Maserati are well cared for. They are enthusiasts caring for enthusiasts Born and raised in South Florida, Will worked for Alamo Rent A Car for 15 years and then Shelton Ferrari as their General Manager. This year the dealership is a sponsor of the inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance taking place October 8 and 9 at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort.

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Yvan Lacroix is from Granby Quebec, Canada. He’s a serial entrepreneur, having run a Volvo restoration shop and Répare-Brise, a franchised full service automotive reconditioning company his wife who manages that business. He has a lifelong passion for racing and he volunteers at his local dirt track and he spent years as a tech inspector for a variety of race tracks. Currently Yvan is the Regional Manager for Optimum Polymer Technologies. Their Opti-Coat Pro+ is a ceramic paint protection package that delivers maximum gloss plus increase anti water spotting and hydrophobic properties for long term protection. Opti-Coat’s President David Ghodoussi and Dann Williams, their Regional Manager in the Western United States have both been guests on Cars Yeah.

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Dennis Mattish is a life-long San Jose native who cut his teeth at the San Jose racetracks, spending Friday nights at Alviso Speedway, and Saturday nights at San Jose Speedway. For over 40 years Dennis has followed motorsports around the US and in England, with his camera and pen. He’s been published locally and nationally in numerous publications. Dennis is a consistent recipient of the John Ryan Journalism award, he’s the official World of Outlaw photographer and has served as Vice President of Photography for the Motor Sports Press Association for three years. In 2009 Dennis published his first book, History of San Jose Auto Racing 1903-2007. His second book, History of Watsonville and Salinas Auto Racing– was published in 2012. His third book, History of San Jose Racing Part 2, was published in 2016.

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Martin Miskolci is the founder and artist behind Petrolified. His goal is to bring automotive inspired art to the masses and back in 2013 Martin started doing just that. His first poster was the infamous “Wall of Wheels”. Living and working in Slovakia his online store brings his art to enthusiasts around the world in the form of prints, monochromes, posters, t-shirts, and more. His graphic illustrations of iconic sports cars, both old and new, and the celebration of timeless design are unique, clean, and modern. He offers his original art for sale or he’ll create a bespoke piece illustration of your favorite automobile or your special car including all the custom details. For Martin it’s all about the automotive journey, the stories, and the road ahead.

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Chris Brewer is the Director of Public Relations for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance that takes place every March in Amelia Island Florida. Chris is an automotive writer with a doctorate in theology. He has an extensive background in working with non-profit organizations and his passion for vintage sports and GT cars knows no bounds. He co-runs the monthly Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee cruise-in with fellow Drive columnist Malcolm Hogan. An avid write and photographer, Chris is the senior editor of Automotive Addicts.com, he reviews vehicles and writes a blog for CarFax, and he’s a frequent contributor to Hemmings Motor News. The Amelia Island Concours director is Bill Warner who is a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Jessi Lang is a woman who for over eight years both on and off the track has been carving out a space in the deeply mail-dominated automotive industry. Jessi holds five degrees in higher education including a PhD in Cultural Studies. She’s endorsed over 12 professional driving schools and she’s driven at speed on tracks and off-road all over the world including the 14-hour race at Daytona International Speedway. She’s rally raced, rode motorcycles, drag raced, driven in autocross’, drives stunt cars, and set land speed records. She’s the longtime Motor Trend video presenter and host of The J-Turn, where Jessi helps others fulfill their dreams.

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Frank Defeo is the Sales Director at Croftgate USA a premier waterless car wash and detailing system. Since 1998 Croftgate has been producing and selling its unique line of products throughout Europe. Frank brings the brand to automotive enthusiasts in the United States. This high performance eco responsible brand offers a wide range of car care products that are produced are made whenever possible, with no petroleum solvents and no listed hazardous ingredients. Frank has been in the automotive industry since the early 80s having worked for the late Dale Earnhardt and 10+ years with Sonic Automotive.

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Alan Taylor is an award winning radio and TV host, a 30-year broadcast professional and one of the most popular automobile aficionados in the business. As a founder of Benchmark Entertainment in 1995, Alan pioneered the business of creating radio shows as an extension of the magazines they represent. Alan is the host of some of the most popular weekend talk shows in radio today: The Drive with Alan Taylor, Popular Science Radio and Inc. Radio. He has been a featured automotive expert on Motorz, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and others, including 18 years on daytime’s #1 morning talk show, LIVE! with Kelly. He’s interviewed collectors including Tim Allen, Jay Leno and many, many other stars in the industry.

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Andrea Mazzuca is the owner of The Outlierman in Bologna, Italy. He’s a young entrepreneur who after college at 23 purchased 40% of the marketing company Maked where he interned. Today he’s their Managing Partner and their account director. His company The Outlierman derives from the passion for classic and sports cars tailored to outfit the Gentlemen Driver. The focus is on timeless elegance revealed in the products that include: driving gloves, bow ties, pocket squares, ties, and braces, all designed and hand crafted in Italy using the highest quality materials. Passion, research, tradition, and excellence: these are the muses that are The Outlierman. This past summer Andrea and his team outfitted the judges at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

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Dane Pitarresi owns and operates SkidCar Systems in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 1990 his focus has been on the delivery and instructions for the use of this system and “It’s about Grip, not Slip” philosophy of driver education. For Dane, it’s all about the cognitive, perceptual motor skills, needed for the improvement of vehicle training from beginners to professionals. His company has delivered more than 300 Skidcar and Skidtruck systems in North America. Next up, the Skidbike and ATSS light systems. Dane started racing in 1971 and for 26 years he’s been the voice of experience in professional racing at his home track at Portland International Raceway.

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Valentino Balboni was born in Casumaro, Italy, less than 7 miles from Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birthplace. He is the former chief test driver of Automobili Lamborghini SpA having served the company for over 40 years. Regarded as one of best Lamborghini experts in the world, Valentino has driven about 80% of all Lamborghinis ever built. He began his career at Lamborghini as a teenager being hired by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. In 2009, to honor his contribution to the company a special edition run of 250 Gallardo LP550-2 was named “Valentino Balboni”. Today his life is still around cars and his latest venture is a new dimension in sound, a state of the art limited edition ultralight titanium exhaust for the Lamborghini Aventador SV.

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Christoph Maeder is a designer from Hannover, Germany whose passion for automobiles runs deep. He studied mechanical and fotografical engineering in school and switched to visual communications where he found his passion. Christoph worked for Zakspeed, a team running a Viper that won the 24 Hours of Nüburgring and Lechner Racing who ran Porsches and then with the Jetalliance who ran an Aston Martin DBR9. From that the book DBR9 The Definitive History came about where he did the design, layout, 3D modeling and the research and writing. Other noted projects include the Carrera 2.7 Book and a complete corporate design program for Jet Alliance. His most recent project is the new Carrera RS Book by authors Georg Konradsheim and Thoms Gruber and published by TAG Motorbooks. It’s an updated version of the iconic Carrera RS book published years ago.

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Richard TJ Freije has been a licensed auctioneer for nearly 20 years. He is President of Freije & Freije Auctioneers & Marketing based in Clayton, Indiana. He and his team manage and staff over 500 auctions annually. He’s a Certified Auctioneer Institute graduate and holds their CAI designation. TJ has served on the board of Directors for the Indiana Auctioneers Association, he’s the reigning 2016 International Auctioneer Champion in the Men’s Division and he is one of the most highly sought after auctioneers in the country specializing in selling high end personal property and real estate. Barrett-Jackson, Indianapolis Car Exchange, Auto Dealers Exchange, Adesa Auto Auctions, Manheim Auto Auctions, Ford Motor Company, and Harley Davidson are just a few of his clients.

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Derek Tam-Scott is the Founder of The Motoring Enthusiast. His goal is to bring you quality content about interesting cars, whether you are buying, selling, or just kicking tires. Derek is a lifelong automotive enthusiast who started working when he was only 16 years old at Fantasy Junction in California. There he learned the collector car consignment, consulting, and brokerage business and set off on his own to create a career around his passion for automobiles. As an undergrad at Stanford he built his business and today operates it in addition to a full time career where he’s the Marketing Strategy and Business Development Analyst at Icon Aircraft in the San Francisco bay area.

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Gary Savage is the Director of Motorsports & OEM at Braille Battery in Sarasota, Florida. Braille Battery is the world leader in ultra lightweight Lithium-ion high performance batteries. They distribute and sell the only AGM carbon fiber race battery and they are used in every car in: Indycar, DTM, SuperGT, and Australian V8 Supercars along with many race cars in IMSA TUDOR, NASCAR, Formula One, and many others. Gary is a serious racer who has raced a variety of cars for over 25 years ranging from his first Datsun 510, SCCA Solo 2 Class where he won Championships, to open wheel, Historic Trans-Am in a ’70 Plymouth AAR Cuda, sports cars and vintage race cars.

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Rick Beckerman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Throtl Marketplace, an automotive search engine for enthusiasts who are looking to buy and sell automobiles and parts. Throtl makes it easy to list products you want to sell and browse through thousands of parts and cars. Rick and his team of experts are committed to revolutionizing the automotive marketplace. He’s been an enthusiast since a child and he’s built everything from Hondas to Porsche 911 Turbos and his current passion is with air-cooled 911s. His current project is a 911R outlaw and his daily driver is a 964 Porsche 911 Turbo.

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Michelle Davis and her husband Kevin live in Belgrade, Montana and own and operate the Helper Brands of products. Their signature product, Detailer’s Helper is in the hands of thousands of detailers around the world. When she’s not helping Kevin she’s been a stay-at-home mom who is now ready for her own adventure. Michelle and her friend Andrea Shaffer are embarking on a journey where they will modify a 2004 Jeep Rubicon and undertake an off-road adventure this fall. They are Team Sugar High and will be competing in the Rebelle Rally in the deserts of Nevada and California. The Rebelle Rally is a 1,200 mile, 7 day adventure and it’s the first all woman’s off-road rally in the United States. Michelle’s husband Kevin has been a guest here on Cars Yeah in the past.

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Michelle Davis and her husband Kevin live in Belgrade, Montana and own and operate the Helper Brands of products. Their signature product, Detailer’s Helper is in the hands of thousands of detailers around the world. When she’s not helping Kevin she’s been a stay-at-home mom who is now ready for her own adventure. Michelle and her friend Andrea Shaffer are embarking on a journey where they will modify a 2004 Jeep Rubicon and undertake an off-road adventure this fall. They are Team Sugar High and will be competing in the Rebelle Rally in the deserts of Nevada and California. The Rebelle Rally is a 1,200 mile, 7 day adventure and it’s the first all woman’s off-road rally in the United States. Michelle’s husband Kevin has been a guest here on Cars Yeah in the past.

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Randy Beikmann is an engineer who has spent decades using one passion, physics, to work on another, cars. His career including working in noise and vibration at the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds for over 30 years where he focused on the noise of engines, transmissions, and electric motors. He also loves to teach, helping to design and teach courses for other engineers. In 2015, Bentley Publishers published his first book, Physics for Gearheads. It combines both of his passions, explaining the physics that really makes cars tick. It is a book he wishes he’d had when he was a teenager. Randy received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and currently holds four patents.

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Jacques Dallaire is the President at Performance Prime. Over the past forty plus years, he has enjoyed the opportunity to work directly with more than 750 high performance motor racing drivers from forty-three countries, numerous race teams, as well as several thousand high performance individuals from a multitude of sports and a variety of occupations including law enforcement, the entertainment world, and the business community. Dr. Dallaire splits his time between delivering sports-team and corporate/occupational group performance programs and providing individual, one-on-one programs with high-performance competitors from many walks of life. He is a founding member of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences, a board member of the Stand 21 “Racing Goes Safer” Foundation, and in 2007 was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame – in recognition of his innovative, state-of-the-art training strategies and the impact he has had on the sport.

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Alex Martin-Banzer was barely a year out of the womb before she attended the Mille Miglia in Italy. Her father is the publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine and host on TV’s What’s My Car Worth. Alex’s life around cars has been non-stop. She learned to shift at 10 years old in a VW Thing and from there double clutching in a Mini Cooper. The classic car hobby has taken her all over the world and provided opportunities to drive on tours, judge at concours events, orchestrate press launches for new sports cars and more. Currently Alex works at Daimler Trucks North American in Portland, Oregon where she’s expanding her knowledge in the mechanical world of automobiles with the iconic Mercedes brand.

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David Ghodoussi is the Founder of Optimum Polymer Technologies, known as Opti-Coat based in Memphis, Tennessee. With dealers around the globe who are trained to properly apply their products, Opti-Coat offers multiple products providing incredibly high gloss and slick surface protectants. After working for over 12 years overseeing research and development focused in polymers and automotive paint formulations, he decided it was time to create his own line of car care products. Optimum Car Care Products and Opti-Coat Ceramic Coatings offer the most advanced products for today’s automotive surface finishes. David has worked in the field of chemistry for nearly 40 years with a Bachelors of Science, a Masters, and Ph.D. degree in Organic and Polymer Chemistry.

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Stephen Serio owns and operates Aston Martin of New England, Lotus Motorsports, and the Bond Group. He started his car business in November of 1987. At that time he was a full-time professional photographer and needed a way to supplement his passion for cars. He ran his own advertising photo studio and also worked in the broadcast television business, however cars remained his passion. In 1990 he pivoted to a full time automotive business specializing in exporting Aston Martins to the UK. He acquired a Lotus franchise in 1991 and an Aston Martin franchise in 1996. Stephen has written for Sports Car Market magazine for over 20 years, and he’s helped Hagerty Insurance and SCM with their price guides. Today he buys and sells all marques of classics from Astons to Ferrari, Porsches and more.

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Pushkar Modi is the Chief Auto Enthusiast and Engineering Lead at Turo in San Francisco, California. He’s a design-centric, full-stack software engineer with a passion for cars, Formula One, and Top Gear. Turo is a website where local automobile owners give travelers the perfect vehicle for their next adventure. Founded in 2009 Turo is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want, form a vibrant community of local car owners. It’s a pioneer in sharing economy and travel where you can rent a truck if you’re moving to a Tesla for a weekend getaway or a classic car for a photo shoot or car show. Turo is in over 2,500 cities with over 800 plus makes and models to choose from.

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Richard Truesdell is an automotive photographer and journalist. He produces the Automotive Traveler magazine and Legendary Cougar Magazine. His early entrepreneurial career included owning and operating a car stereo store. He began writing audio reviews for publications including Car and Driver, Autotronics, and Motor Trend. He became the editor of Car Audio and Electronics at Primedia and from there left to become a freelance contributing writer to dozens of automotive magazines. Today Richard is working on a quarterly replacement for Motor Trend Classic planned for a launch later this year.

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Scott Speed is a former Formula One Driver and today is the defending Global Rallycross champion. He was the first American in Formula One since Michael Andretti when he joined Scuderia Toro Rosso during the 2006, 2007 seasons. He returned to the United States to race NASCAR and started his Rallycross career in 2013 with a win in his X Games debut in Brazil. In 2014 Scott joined the Volkswagen factory Andretti Rallycross Team and won the title in 2015 with a record eight podiums in 12 rounds. Scott is also an ambassador for the new SEGA game Motorsport Manager, an exciting video game for PC and Mac platforms.

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David Borla is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Borla Performance Industries. Borla is the pioneer and leader in the design and manufacturing of stainless steel performance exhausts. For over three decades they have provided automotive exhaust systems for performance, off-road, street, and racing cars. David had a successful career in the music industry as a musician, songwriter, and producer and he has applied his understanding of acoustics and sound engineering to develop Borla’s signature exhaust note. This marrying of his passion for sound to his families business has allowed him to expand Borla’s success and make this iconic brand a world wide name among automotive enthusiasts.

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Doug Pray is the President of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. There they supply the world with parts for the iconic marques as well as restoring Auburns and Cords. It’s a company his father purchased in 1960, moving it from Auburn, Indiana in to an abandoned pickle factory in Oklahoma. Doug worked in his father’s business when he was 14 in the 60s and stayed until the company closed in 1981. Being an entrepreneur Doug brought it back to life. He has drilled oil wells, owned a drive-in restaurant, started a chrome plating business, ran a successful business restoring, exhibiting, and selling antique gas pumps. In 1997 Doug made a u-turn and became a Chiropractor starting a successful clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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David Nutter is from Arlington, Vermont where he is the producer and host of Hemmings Motor News radio show and podcast. The show is focused on talking with fellow automotive enthusiasts. He’s been with Hemmings for over 11 years as an account representative and spent 20 years prior in the automotive parts business. David is an avid classic car enthusiast and spends lots of time in his 1966 Mustang active in the classic car hobby and community.

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RJ Valentine discovered a way to combine his passion for automobiles and racing in to his business. He’s raced for over 40 years with over 400 pro starts including the Trans Am Series. He’s won the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, driven for PTG Motorsports, and competed in the Grand-Am GT series. A lifetime entrepreneur, he founded the MBA Group in 1969 and one of their many successes was the Jiffy Lube franchise and Lo-Jack Car Security Systems. In 2000 he opened F1 Boston, a European-style indoor kart racetrack and then an outdoor track in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. His Safety Systems created a new barrier system for racetracks and today he’s opened New Jersey Motorsports Park and a trackside Exotics Car Garages.

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Dann Williams owns Bid D Mobile Detailing in San Diego, California and he is the Regional Manager in the Western United States for Optimum Polymer Technologies. Their Opti-Coat Pro+ is a ceramic paint protection package that delivers maximum gloss plus increase anti water spotting and hydrophobic properties for long term protection. They have an extensive network of authorized dealers. Dan built a successful detailing business, became a distributor for Opti-Coat and that grew in to his current position. Dan also produces the Optimum Synergy Podcast that focuses on the business side of the detailing industry. For fun he drag races his ’41 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe with a 383 stroker.

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Peter Framson is the CEO of GO. He is a thirty year real estate veteran with an extensive background in retail, anchor leasing, development, and commercial brokerage and he is an avid automotive enthusiast. His new company GO is comprised of a high octane crew that are creating a new space and marketplace that will disrupt and transform today’s automotive enthusiast’s retail and brand experience. The plan is to change how the world connects and interacts with automotive products and services. Think: an Apple Store for the automotive enthusiast maximizing hundreds of digital touch points throughout a phygital retail environment. GO is the intersection of all things automotive.

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Filippo Perini is the Head of Design at Italdesign in Italy. Italdesign is a world leader in the provision of development services for the automotive industry. Born in 1965 Filippo worked as a freelance designer for Alfa Romeo, Fiat Auto, and Aprilia as a consultant for the Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations. In 1995 he joined the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile and in 2001 he was appointed Director of Exterior Design of Alfa Romeo. He worked on the Alfa 159, 147, and 8C Competizione concept car. He was the Senior Exterior Designer at Audi and at Lamborghini he was the Head of Exterior Design. From 2006 to 2015 Filippo managed many successful projects as Director of the Automobili Lamborghini Centro Stile before his current role at Italdesign.

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Paolo Feraboli is the Founder and Director of Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) in Seattle, Washington. He and his team are responsible for the development of new CFRP technologies and structure/chassis concepts for Lamborghini. Paolo is also the Founder and CEO of Gemini Composites, a design firm focused on product development, including design, analysis, testing, and manufacturing components for the automotive and numerous other industries. Since 2013 Dr. Feraboli is also a Research Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan. He is the recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award for Composite Materials and the founding Chair of the CMH-17 Working Group on Crashworthiness.

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Ken Okuyama is the CEO of Ken Okuyama Design in Yamagata, Japan. Ken was the Chief Design Director for General Motors, a Senior Designer for Porsche AG, and the Design Director for Pinifarina. Among his many automotive designs are the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte. He’s designed numerous projects including motorcycles, Furniture, robots, and architecture. In 2007 he founded his company where he and his team provide design consulting to companies around the globe in numerous industries. They also design and produce limited production automobiles, eyewear, and interior products under the Ken Okuyama brand. Ken is currently director of Yanmar Holdings Company Limited, he’s authored many books and he is a visiting professor at several universities.

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Renzo Porro lives in Italy and he is a mechanical engineer whose 38 year career at Fiat included testing, design, research, and sales. He was involved in many of their successful models including the Fiat 128, X19, 124, Uno, Ducato, Lancia Delta and Thema, and the Alfa Romeo 156. His last post at Fiat was as their deputy Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of After Sales Services. Upon retiring he’s worked as a consultant for Sumitomo Electrics of Japan and TRW here in the United States. Renzo also founded three engineering companies that design automobile parts. One of his passions is sailing and he wrote a book on sailing techniques that is considered a must-read for those who love to sail.

Renzo’s son Raffaello Porro has been a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Harry Krix is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the new Atlanta Concours d’Elegance taking place at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort on October 8 and 9th. This inaugural event is sure to become one of the countries premier concours where unique, rare, and valuable collections of vintage and classic automobiles will be displayed on the fairways of Chateau Elan. Don Panoz is the honoree and there will be numerous events and features during the two-day concours. Harry was the Operations Director at Amelia Island with Bill Warner. Harry is an active member of IMSA, SCCA, and BMW CCA. He’s been involved in a number of high-level automobile restorations, race car prep, and served a crew chief on a number of sports car racing teams.

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Bill Wallet is the Founder, Co-Chairman, and COO of the new Atlanta Concours d’Elegance taking place at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort on October 8 and 9th. This inaugural event is sure to become one of the countries premier concours where unique, rare, and valuable collections of vintage and classic automobiles will be displayed on the fairways of Chateau Elan. Don Panoz is the honoree and there will be numerous events and features during the two-day concours. Bill’s professional career includes being the CEO and Founder of BlueBridge Group Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia where they focus on developing and implementing strategic Go-to-Market strategies based on accelerating market adoption and revenue.

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Steve Natale owns a successful marketing company with his wife Mary. He is an automotive photographer, blogger, and writer for multiple automotive magazines and he is a regular contributor to a variety of automotive website. Steve’s been working in the automotive industry for over 35 years and his past business ventures include a used car rental company, a truck rental company, an automotive repair business, a restoration shop, vintage parts dealer, and an automotive dismantling business. Steve travels the world attending vintage car events, museums, and collections.

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Doug Herbert is a nationally recognized top fuel drag racing champion. He is the first driver to run over 300 MPH during NHRA eliminations, and his career best speed tops 330 MPH. But in 2008 Doug put his racing career aside when he lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash. After experiencing a tremendous amount of loss and grief, Doug decided to create a free driving program that teaches advanced safe driving techniques, and founded B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a non-profit 501(c)(3) Teen Pro-Active Defensive Driving Program. For over 8 years Doug and B.R.A.K.E.S. have been traveling to various US cities to help prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents.

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Born in 1954, Peter Larsen has been a life long gearhead. He lives in Copenhagen and is currently writing on a book about Joseph Figoni. He serves as a Pebble Beach class judge and he also judges at the Concours d’Elegance at Chantilly outside Paris and at Schloss Dyck in Germany. Peter has a wide taste in cars, having owned automobiles as varied as a Bizzarrini, Facel-Vega, Duesenberg Model J and a number of Maseratis, including two Ghiblis and a 5000GT. His enduring fascination has been with French cars in general and Talbot-Lago in particular, including ownership of two T26 Grand Sports. He and Ben Erickson co-authored the book Talbot-Lago Grand Sport: The Car from Paris and Jacques Saoutchik – Maître Carrossier.

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Wade Kawasaki is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Coker Group, overseeing twelve Coker Group brands and six operating companies. The Coker Group is a family of brands that includes The Coker Tire Company and many other companies offering products in the automotive marketplace. Wade is also the Founder and CEO of Exports International, an exports management company specializing in wholesale distribution of American made automotive specialty aftermarket products. He is also the Chair-Elect for SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association Board of Directors and will become their Chairman in 2017.

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Sam Moses is a journalist and author who began writing as a seaman apprentice on a Navy cruiser in the South China Sea. Two days after his discharge he was on the Isle of Man writing about motorcycles. He filed race reports from the Mojave Desert which landed him a job as Motorsports Writer for Sports Illustrated for 18 years. He began racing in 1965 at Watkins Glen on a motorcycles and today he runs in vintage events in his Oldsmobile Cutlass, the “Skoll Bandit”, the same racecar in his book Fast Guys Rich Guys And Idiots , originally released in 1985, which he recently remastered for release. I caught up with Sam at the Pacific Northwest Historic races where I enjoyed watching him mix it up on the track.

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Colin Crabbe is an automotive archeologist and past Grand Prix entrant who spent his life in perpetual motion. He was a privateer and noted dealer in historic racing cars. He raced some wonderful cars including a Maserati 250F at Goodwood in June 1965, an Aston MartinDP214, and a Ford GT40 at Brands Hatch. Vic Elford and Ronnie Peterson drove for his F1 Team in 1969 and 1970 in a Cooper T86 and a McLaren M7B and a March 701. In the 1960s Colin ran a mail order business, The Complete Automobilist, that supplied hard-to-find parts. He was the last of the serious privateers in Formula One and has spent his life traveling the world, tracking down, restoring, and racings some the rarest, fastest cars ever made. His book, Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase is an autobiography of his exciting life around racing and automobiles.

This is part two of a two part show.

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Colin Crabbe is an automotive archeologist and past Grand Prix entrant who spent his life in perpetual motion. He was a privateer and noted dealer in historic racing cars. He raced some wonderful cars including a Maserati 250F at Goodwood in June 1965, an Aston MartinDP214, and a Ford GT40 at Brands Hatch. Vic Elford and Ronnie Peterson drove for his F1 Team in 1969 and 1970 in a Cooper T86 and a McLaren M7B and a March 701. In the 1960s Colin ran a mail order business, The Complete Automobilist, that supplied hard-to-find parts. He was the last of the serious privateers in Formula One and has spent his life traveling the world, tracking down, restoring, and racings some the rarest, fastest cars ever made. His book, Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase is an autobiography of his exciting life around racing and automobiles.

 

This is part one of a two-part show with Colin Crabbe.

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Paul Chenard is an automotive artist and writer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with a passion for the history of automobile racing. His goal is to capture the “feeling” that enthusiasts have when watching a race. His art and writing has been featured in Classic & Sports Car, Classic Motorsport, Motor Sport, Octane, Sports Car Market, and many other publications. He has written, illustrated, designed, hand-assembled, and published a limited edition book “Silver Clouds: The 1934 Grand Prix Season which quickly sold out. Today he’s working on two more automotive books and Paul travels as a roving artist at events including the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance and historic racing venues.

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Fueled with passion for cars, Marcus C. Morton, the founder of Pit Stop Auto Detailing and Vehicle Storage, operates one of the country’s finest facilities in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. His vision started 8 years ago with just a mobile detail and car wash truck. His strong leadership has propelled the company to be one of the fastest growing companies operating a fleet of mobile trucks and a 10,000 square foot facility where his company maintains some of the world’s most sought after cars. Under his care of luxury, exotic, and classic cars, Marcus has become a valuable resource for owners of these fine automobiles from all over the world.

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David Wiener is the President of David Wiener Ventures where he operates a variety of business ventures including M&M Activities where he consults corporate clients. David has launched numerous businesses, products, and brands since 1982 including SoundTube Entertainment, Landspeeder, and he’s worked with major corporations including Ferrari, Nike, The Gap, Cannondale, MTV and many others. He is President and CEO of 7Tunnels, an encryption technology company and he spends a great deal of time creating fine art pieces, many with an automotive theme. His Respect The Music Foundation works with students, adults, musicians, recording engineers, scientists, doctors, journalists and others to develop effective programs and charitable services.

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Dieter-Heinz Kijora owns HG Motorsports in San Diego, California. There he and his team collaborate to deliver the best service in the industry. Fueled by passion they ensure unmatched service for every client they serve. HG Motorsports provides maintenance, service, functional high-performances installations, track prep, and fabrication for high performance automobiles. His legacy goes back to his grandfather Heinz who crewed for the legendary Augie Pabst Racing and later owned Heinz-Gietz Autohouse, a Mercedes Benz dealership in La Jolla, California. Dieter’s mission is to transform a driver’s passion in to a high-performance vehicles by striving for excellence.

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David Cooper founded Cooper Technica in 1989. With studios in Chicago and Lyon, France he specializes in complete restorations of rare and valuable vintage automobiles with a focus on pre-war and early post-war European sports and touring cars. Meticulous research and historical documentation is completed with an emphasis on functionality. David apprenticed under a master craftsman for eleven years after a decade in engineering and marketing in the corporate world. He is a third generation trained fabricator, machinist, and machine designer. David is a frequent lecturer, radio guest, consultant, and concours judge. He writes columns for Sports Car Market, Veloce Today, he has authored several books.

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Chris Bangle is well known as an automotive designer who started his career at Opel in 1981. He is an Art Center College of Design graduate whose design career has spanned over 35 years. He moved from Opel to Fiat in 1985 and in 1992 he was named the first American Chief of Design at BMW. There he brought fresh looks to BMW, Mini Cooper, and Rolls Royce. Chris left BMW in 2009 and moved to Clavesana, near Turin Italy, where he founded Chris Bangle Associates, a design consultancy and management company he operates with his wife Catherine.

This is part two of a two part discussion with Chris Bangle. Listen to show number 560 for part two here on Cars Yeah.

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Chris Bangle is well known as an automotive designer who started his career at Opel in 1981. He is an Art Center College of Design graduate whose design career has spanned over 35 years. He moved from Opel to Fiat in 1985 and in 1992 he was named the first American Chief of Design at BMW. There he brought fresh looks to BMW, Mini Cooper, and Rolls Royce. Chris left BMW in 2009 and moved to Clavesana, near Turin Italy, where he founded Chris Bangle Associates, a design consultancy and management company he operates with his wife Catherine.

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Larry Kosilla is the Founder of AMMO. He’s a long time master detailer and creator of his own line of car care products. His cleaners, polishes, waxes, sealants, and accessories provide a paint-regimen that takes car care to an entirely new level of perfection. Larry then takes it a bit further and he is the producer and host of a YouTube video series titled Drive Clean and Autoblogs’ new series Details where he educates enthusiasts how to properly car for their vehicles. From simple washes to complex cleaning and application processes. His Ride Along videos feature solutions to common detailing challenges. AMMO’s mission is to educate, inspire, and protect drivers and his mantra is Drive and Protect.

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Chip Robinson is the Race Director for Formula Race Promotions and the Race Director for SCCA Pro United States F4 Championship Powered by Honda. He’s competed four times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and his first time there he won the IMSA Class. Chip won the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 962, 12 Hours of Sebring in a Nissan GTP race car, made five CART starts, and is a Camel GT Series Champion. His career behind the wheel has earned him 19 wins and 16 poles along with 52 podium finishes. Chip was invited to the International Race of Champions in 1988 at Riverside Raceway.

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Scott Lee is the owner of Colorado Motorcycle Adventures in Denver, Colorado. He’s been riding motorcycles since the age of seven starting with his 1972 Honda Mini-Trail 50, which he still owns today. He started Colorado Motorcycle Adventures with the idea of offering superior motorcycle rentals, unparalleled tours, and most importantly, the opportunity for adventure to explore the country in a unique way that only motorcycles can provide. Scott and his team plan and execute everything for the adventurer making your trip fun, easy, and stress free on or off the pavement. His is the only company in the United States to have the BMW International Tour Guide Academy Certification

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Christian Overland is the Executive Vice President of The Henry Ford, a museum in Dearborn, Michigan that provides unique educational experiences based on authentic artifacts and stories from America’s traditions of ingenuity and innovation. Christian is responsible for leading and managing the strategic planning, national positioning, and visitor experiences both virtual and on-site. In addition he oversees all historical research, education programs, experience design, and is responsible for the maintenance and growth of the institution’s historical collections. Christian is committed to community service and dedicates his time to multiple organizations.

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Cera Reusser is the Marketing Manager at BMW Portland, Oregon. She grew up around cars and racing where her father ran the Portland International Raceway. She would spend her weekends at the track enjoying Indy Cars, Sports Cars, and IMSA races. Cera’s worked at many different marque dealers including Porsche, Audi, Range Rover, Mini, and of course BMW. She and her husband have restored older VW Bugs and they have been entrants in the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance several times. Today they run Chase Away K9 Cancer, a fund raising campaign to help pets and their owners and they have raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for cancer in dogs. BMW Portland is proud sponsor of the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance that takes place every July on the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.

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Brian Cone has been an automotive enthusiast since his grandfather gave him three model cars, including a 1958 Edsel, at the age of three. He was a Steering Committee Member of the Portland Art Museum’s Allure of the Automobile-Cars in the Park show for BMW. He is the Events Coordinator for the PDX Mini Club, Logistics Manager for the Oregon Festival of Cars and Events Coordinator for the BMW CCA Oregon Chapter. Brian is an example of how being an active club member and helping create events for automotive enthusiasts is a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car lovers. Brian is also the BMW Corral coordinator for this weekend’s Forest Grove Concours taking place at the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.

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Jakob Greisen is the Head of the U.S. Motoring Department and Vice President at Bonhams in San Francisco, California. Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house fouded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The auctions are held in conjunction with some of the most renowned global motoring events including The Quail, Goodwood Revival, and many others. Jakob holds memberships in numerous motoring clubs and is an avid enthusiast and collector of motorcars and motorcycles. Bonhams is proud sponsor of the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance that takes place in July on the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.

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Reeves Callaway is the founder of Callaway Cars, Callaway Engineering, Callaway Carbon, and Callaway Competition. Since 1977 he and his team provide driving enthusiasts with maximum satisfaction by producing specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and quality plus beauty in craftsmanship. Reeves raced up till 1973 winning the National Championship in SCCA’s Formula Vee, he was a driving instructor, and a designer and builder. Callaway is an iconic brand with the Chevrolet marque.

This is Part One of a Two Part show with Reeves Callaway. Listen to show number Two for more.

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Reeves Callaway is the founder of Callaway Cars, Callaway Engineering, Callaway Carbon, and Callaway Competition. Since 1977 he and his team provide driving enthusiasts with maximum satisfaction by producing specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and quality plus beauty in craftsmanship. Reeves raced up till 1973 winning the National Championship in SCCA’s Formula Vee, he was a driving instructor, and a designer and builder. Callaway is an iconic brand with the Chevrolet marque.

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Jay Koka is an internationally respected artist whose style in automotive themed art is a combination of highly realistic, technical and impressionistic. His art is collected by private and public audiences and hangs in galleries, offices, and homes worldwide. Jay’s paintings have been on numerous concours event posters, in books, online, and created for special commissions for club events and shows. His new book titled 30:30 is an extensive profile of his art. This year he’s created his 13th poster for the Ferrari club of American International Meets. Jay is a 27-year member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and serves on their board. In 2012, Jay was awarded the coveted "Peter Helck Award" at the annual AFAS premiere exhibition at Pebble Beach. Jay is an avid super bike rider who enjoys time on a Ducati 999 and he’s passionate about automobiles.

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Tyler Kicera is a race car driver and native of Lancaster Pennsylvania, better known as Amish country where they drive horse drawn buggies. Tyler likes working with multiple horsepower vehicles. He started his racing career at six in quarter midgets at a small asphalt oval in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania. After earning a degree in Architecture he began his career in the live entertainment business and has worked with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, U2, and the Rolling Stones. When he’s not working at the TAIT Towers in a recent venture within that organization or hanging with rock stars, Tyler is tearing up the SCCA US Majors Tour in a 2002 Spec Miata. In 2015 he was crowned the US Majors Tour National Champion out of 268 competitors.

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Shayan Bokaie leads all of the product and tech development at Pertrolicious. At Petrolicious they celebrate the inventions, personalities, and aesthetics of people and their automobiles through videos and stories. Shayan’s vision was to shake up the classic car industry when he started a classic car marketplace and then partnered with Afshin Behnia, the founder of Petrolicious who is a past Cars Yeah guest. Recently launched, Shayan’s plan is to bring a fresh perspective to the collector car market through distinct, visual storytelling.

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Rob Siegel, a.k.a. ‘The Hack Mechanic’, has been writing his monthly column for the BMW Car Club of America’s Roundel Magazine for 30 years. His book Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic was published by Bentley Publishers in 2013 and he received rave reviews by The New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly. His newest book, The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems was published in June 2016. A car guy since he could walk, Rob has 13 cars including BMWs, a dead Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special which will be the car that sends him over the edge.

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John Willhoit is the President of Willhoit Auto Restoration in Long Beach California. Since 1976 John and his talented team have been restoring and caring for Porsche 356s and older 911s. His goal has always been to be the best and they provide an extremely high level of quality and function. Willhoit restorations have won numerous concours events, and they have been featured in automotive magazines, YouTube videos, on Petrolicious, and he’s been featured on Jay Leno’s Garage. I’m proud to say I’ve owned a John Willhoit build so I know first hand that the quality he puts in to his cars is the finest.

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Tony Colombini is an entrepreneur, designer, idea generator, teacher, chef, and founder of Blacktop Media Network. Blacktop includes an online and print magazine featuring Fuel Fed Kulture, Blacktop TV on YouTube, Blacktop Depot, the design and marketing studio Branding, Shocker Choppers Garage, and Art Martyr Gallery. He’s the VP at Mercifuls SoCal car club and past president of AIGA/OC (American Institute of Graphic Artist) and a board member at Platt College, Ontario Advisory Board Member.

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Pawel Kalinowski is an artist, a designer, and the Founder of Car Bone, a website where he creates and sells automotive related stickers, emblems, garage wall art, clothing, and more. He’s a huge fan of the Porsche marque and a majority of his work is focused on early 911 cars. Located in Lodz, Poland, his customer come from all over the world to his website to find original looking stickers for their cars when restoring them to their stock look or fun graphics to customize their rides for a specific look.

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John D’Agostino is the owner of Celebrity Kustoms / D’Agostino Kustoms in Discovery Bay, California. Born in Pittsburg, John got in to building and customizing model cars when he was a child. Inspired by the works of Barris, Winfield, Hines, Starbird, and Watson, John embarked on a lifelong journey of designing and building custom cars. He’s become an icon in the world of customs with numerous awards so extensive that they rival anyone in the business. He’s a prolific builder and his builds are in private collections and museums around the world.

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Laura Milani is the Director and CEO at IAAD, the Italian University for Design located in Torino, Italy. IAAD offers students bachelors and masters of science in design degrees in numerous areas of study including digital communication design, textile and fashion design, and courses in design of transportation means and mobility. Laura studied architecture and design after high school and specialized in marketing communications and international marketing. At only 28 years of age she became Director at IADD in 2000. 

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Dean Kirkland is a highly accomplished photographer and commercial, television, and film director. With a unique style he transitioned from an A-list photographer to a respected filmmaker with clients including Lamborghini, Clint Eastwood, and more. He teamed with Le Mans winning driver Rick Knoop and established K&K Productions. Their first project is an engaging look in to the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 through 1956 titled ‘Racing Through the Forest’ debuting this Autumn. Next up a TV show and documentary including Parnelli Jones, Bobby and Al Unser, Mario Andretti, and Carroll Shelby.

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Chris Jacobs is a television host and personality. He was the host of the hit TV series Overhaulin’ with Chip Foose for over 100 episodes and appeared with past Cars Yeah guest and Overhaulin’ co-host Adrienne AJ Janic. He was the lead host for the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions airing on Velocity. Chris has appeared on numerous show including: The Insider’, Entertainment Tonight, Chopper Live, and Gold Rush Live on the Discover Channel plus the radio show SpeedFreaks. He has also hosted for the TV infomercial CarMD, was a presenter for the NFL Network and Skyscraper Live and he’s the Discover Channel’s go-to host for live events. This year Chris hosts the television show Long Lost Family on TLC.

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Gene Langmesser is the President and CEO of N2A Motors in Orange County California. N2A Motors is an auto manufacturer with a mission of reviving the art of American coach building. The N2A moniker is an abbreviation of “No Two Alike” which profiles the company vision. He and his talented team take everything you love about automobiles, classics, retro, and modern sports car and they build them in to new vehicles with state-of-the-art performance, safety, and reliability. Gene’s extensive years of domestic and international experience in both aerospace and automotive sectors bring N2A Motors viable leadership.

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