Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Bill Noon runs the classic road and racecar side of Symbolic Motors in La Jolla California. If you’ve been to any of the prominent concours or auction events in the country, you’ve probably seen Bill running around with his brief case, phone and pen in hand. Bill is a veteran of the United States Navy and the Merchant Marines. He’s owned over 100 different vehicles over the past 35 years and he’s always looking for the next one. He writes for several different magazines and has appeared in a variety of different television and cable automotive documentaries. Most of his time is dedicated to buying, selling, trading, and racing classic automobiles and participating in tours. His focus is on classic Sports Racing Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, Mercedes, and Alfa Romeos. - See more at: http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/bill-noon/

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Charles Joseph Maher began his automotive journey at the wheel of his family cars, a 1955 Chevy Bel-Aire followed by a Chrysler 300. He attended the University of Notre Dame and received a bachelor's degree in Fine Art in 1968. Charlie has been an independent artist since 1988, after working as a designer for the Ford Motor Company. After his time with Ford, he worked 14 years with a graphics firm in Detroit designing production car graphics for Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota as well as projects such as pace car graphics for Indianapolis and the Long Beach Grand Prix. His work has been displayed at numerous concours events including Pebble Beach and Amelia Island and on the pages of many automotive magazines including AutoWeek, Automobile, Car Collector, Mustang Monthly, Racer, Road & Track, Automobile Quarterly, and Sports Car Market. Charlie is a member of the Automotive Fine Art Society.

 

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Tom Fritz from Ventura County, California is an artist who’s automotive themes represent the Southern California car culture during the 60’s and 70’s. It is colorful and impressionistic that's beautifully composed and lit with a hint of drama, power, beauty, and action. I think it’s simply fantastic. He’s a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and he’s won numerous awards including the prestigious Peter Helck Award seven times, the Art Fitzpatrick Award twice at the Pebble Beach Concours, several Athena Awards and the Lincoln Award of Excellence. His work has appeared on numerous printed pieces, magazines, in museums, corporate offices, concours posters, and private collections. Five of his works were chosen by the U.S. Postal Service for the Muscle Cars Forever stamp series. 

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Rob is the Vice President of Content for Hagerty Insurance Company and is the Publisher of Hagerty Classic Cars magazine. Rob is also a regular contributor to the New York Times and Auto Week magazine and has written for Car and Driver, Classic and Sports Car and Sports Car Market magazine. He is the author of the book "Ran When Parked." He currently owns a 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS and a 1973 Jensen Interceptor.

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Jeff Zurschmeide is an automotive journalist and author from Portland, Oregon. He’s the Editor in Chief of Maximum Drive magazine, automotive reviewer for The Oregonian newspaper, and he’s the author of 8 books on a wide variety of automotive topics - and he’s working on his 9th book.

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Dennis Hoyt’s artistic focus and drive are grounded in the “Trompe l’oeuil” (loy) concept.  For over 30 years his definition of ‘art’ has been at odds with the conventional.   His sculptures are both free standing and wall mounted and depict an automotive theme of motion and color.  His sculptures are constructed of hand carved wood that focused on abstract presentations of formal shapes.  These pieces developed into large-scale works using wood as the primary medium.  The techniques he developed have brought him international acclaim.  His work has garnered over 60 articles and many awards including the Peter Helck Award, 5 Athena Awards of Excellence, The Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance 'Most Elegant Artwork Award, and he was the 1st recipient of the Raymond E. Holland award for Vision and Creativity.  Today Dennis tends to focus more on how much he can ‘push the envelope.

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Martin Rudow, President of Rudow Specialty Publishing, publishes Vintage Drift magazine for SOVREN, the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most active vintage racing club, along with other monthly and annual publications. His two regional sports car racing history books, Weekends of Glory and Long Straights and Hairpin Turns, have received national and international recognition.  A second edition of Long Straights has just been published as Vee-Lines, a reprint of the fascinating long-lost newsletters published about Formula Vee racing in the 1960s and early 70s.  Born in Seattle, Martin attended numerous regional sports car races in the latter half of the fifties and first half of the sixties when his father was active as a racer and club official. He has spent over forty years in the publishing industry and is also an internationally recognized track and field coach and official.

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Cam Ingram is an owner at Road Scholars with locations on the East and West coasts.  There he oversees the acquisition, selling, and restoration of historically significant and collectible automobiles, with a focus on Porsche automobiles.  They service clients all over the United States and are known for having cars at the top 1% of the market.  Cam comes from a family of Porsche enthusiast and his expertise in the marque is unsurpassed.  He recently published a fantastic book about Porsche titled Porsche Unexpected;  Discoveries in Collecting.  It is a wonderful book that he collaborated on with Michael Furman and Randy Leffingwell. I have a copy in my library and I highly recommend it for all automotive enthusiasts and it makes a perfect life time gift for the motorhead in your life.

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Dwight Knowlton is the founder of 73ideas. It's a boutique agency of sorts, drawing on more than a decade of his experience working with small to mid size businesses and numerous Fortune 500 brands. Dwight’s been a part of growing some startups into international competitors and was recently part of a tech startup that enjoyed a successful exit – selling to a leading investment bank. Now he’s seeking to live his passion.  Dwight’s a car guy and has a dual overhead cam where his heart should be. He founded 73ideas, an award winning design and branding firm specializing only in automotive related work. I found Dwight because of a wonderful book he wrote, designed, and illustrated… The Little Red Racing Car. It’s an award winning father and son picture book story about a 1955 Maserati 300S. It's steeped in automotive heritage and features Sir Stirling Moss. His second book will be out later this year and is in collaboration with Sir Stirling – telling the story of his record-crushing win of the 1955 Mille Miglia. Dwight’s tag line? Carpe Viam!

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Steve Walker is an artist, and a former Resident Artist for the City of Seattle.  He draws, paints, creates sculptures, illustrates for magazines and children’s books and he’s done some writing as well.  He also penned a cartoon strip for National Lampoon.   And he builds cars. Very, very unique cars. He’s been featured on the TV show Monster Garage and the Vintage Vehicle Show.  The cars Steve builds are not restoration but his own creations using a vocabulary of recognizable shapes inspired by the racing vehicles I admired as a kid in the 50's.   His current studio is called "Close Enough Engineering", where he works with his buddy Kim Hall.  They started out building prototypes and proof-of-concept models for engineering companies and inventors and now they build oversized artworks for casinos, shipping work to Vegas, Detroit, D.C., Austria, Canada, China, and Dubai.  You can see examples of their art at their website:  Closeenoughengineering.com  You won’t believe your eyes.

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Barry Meguiar represents the third generation of the company his grandfather founded in 1901.  For Barry, working at Meguiar's started when he was in grade school.  Over the years Barry worked in various areas of the business but it was his vision to take their car care products to the consumer marketplace that got things revved up.  In 1973 the first consumer product, Meguiar’s Liquid Cleaner Wax was launched.  The rest is history and today the average retailer showcased 40 to 50 separate Meguiar's products on its shelves.  Meguiar's "men in black" can be found at almost every major car show across the country, and around the world, each and every weekend.  Then in the mid 90s Barry created Car Crazy Radio and Television to unite and mobilize car guys everywhere.  Car Crazy TV is now viewed globally via the Internet and broadcast television.  

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Andrew Evans is an up and coming 16 year old race car driver.  He is in the driver development program of PR1 Motorsports, which has won over 45 championships, including the 2013 ALMS Driver’s Championship.  Andrew started racing karts when he was 8 years old and by 12 he had moved up to shifter karts. By the time he was 14 Andrew reached the top levels of the national karting scene.  In 2013, at the age of 15, he had an impressive debut season of Formula F1600 car racing with the Lynx Racing team.  He then moved up to the F2000 category with PR1 for 2014 and is currently leading the Pacific Formula F2000 Championship Series.   He recently broke the SCCA track record in the Formula Continental category at the Laguna Seca Raceway, where he will soon be competing for the SCCA National Championship.  In addition to his on-track efforts, Andrew focuses on marketing and public relations, which has led him into a variety of community activities, as well as web page construction and other social media platforms. Andrew holds the title of my youngest guest here on Cars Yeah.

 

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Part Two of a two-part interview.  Where do I begin when introducing an iconic legend in the automotive world?  Peter Brock is a designer, a racer, an award-winning author, a speaker, and a photographer.  He was the youngest designer to be hired by General Motors in 1957 and sketched what became the first Corvette Sting Ray.  In 1961 Peter became Carroll Shelby’s first employee and designed the iconic Daytona Coupe that won the World Championship in 1965.  There were other cars he designed while with Shelby he worked on the iconic Shelby GT350 Mustang.  His Brock Racing Enterprises, the BRE team with Datsun, is legendary and won title after title.  In 1973 he founded Ultralight Products that became the largest hang gliding company in the world and they won numerous championships and set records in hang gliding.  Today along side his wife Gayle and their talented team, Peter continues to push BRE in to new adventures and products including his unique Aerovault Trailer and the brand new YouTube series - Peter Brock’s World.

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Where do I begin when introducing an iconic legend in the automotive world?  Peter Brock is a designer, a racer, an award-winning author, a speaker, and a photographer.  He was the youngest designer to be hired by General Motors in 1957 and sketched what became the first Corvette Sting Ray.  In 1961 Peter became Carroll Shelby’s first employee and designed the iconic Daytona Coupe that won the World Championship in 1965.  There were other cars he designed while with Shelby he worked on the iconic Shelby GT350 Mustang.  His Brock Racing Enterprises, the BRE team with Datsun, is legendary and won title after title.  In 1973 he founded Ultralight Products that became the largest hang gliding company in the world and they won numerous championships and set records in hang gliding.  Today along side his wife Gayle and their talented team, Peter continues to push BRE in to new adventures and products including his unique Aerovault Trailer and the brand new YouTube series - Peter Brock’s World.

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Richard Adatto is an expert on pre-World War II French aerodynamic cars.  A resident of Seattle, Washington, he has written and co-authored numerous books, including From Passion to PerfectionCurves of SteelThe Art of Bugatti: Mullin Automotive Museum; and French Curves: Delahaye – Delage – Talbot-Lago.  Delage Style and Design, and Curves of Steel.  I’m proud to say I have every one of these titles.  He has worked on Videos for the Discovery channel and History as a consultant and on air personality.  Richard has judged in national car shows both here in America as well as abroad in the United Kingdom, and France.  He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for more than 25 years and is on their selection committee.  In the United Kingdom he is a member of Salon Prive Concours selection committee.

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Beverly and Dennis Little run the Santa Fe Concorso that takes place every year in late September at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It is an annual gathering of the finest automobiles in the world.  When you combine Dennis, a car designer for over 30 years, with Beverly, the only woman on a male-dominated board, you get a powerful team.  They are in fact a couple who have been married for 46 years.  And if you think putting on a car gather of this magnitude is an easy task, you are mistaken.  Beverly was a public school educator for over 30 years.  Now retired, she is the Santa Fe Consorso secretary.  Dennis worked at General Motors for 30 years as a designer and he was the Chief Designer of Cadillac Design Studio.  He lead many innovative projects over the yeas with Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Pininfarina Design.  Dennis is the president of the Santa Fe Concorso.  Over the past four years these two have developed the Santa Fe Concorso in to a top tier event and a concours not to be missed.

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As a young boy, Michael Furman first picked up a camera to photograph a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe, and thus began a life-long love affair with cars and cameras. Throughout his forty-year professional career as a photographer, Michael has had the pleasure to work with the world’s most significant cars and collectors.  In 2003 Michael’s efforts turned from commercial projects for manufacturers to editorial with his first two books, Motorcars of the Classic Era and Automobiles of the Chrome Age, 1946-1960.  These photographic essays are unique to the publishing world in that they celebrate the beauty and history of the world’s most iconic cars in studio imagery.  Many book projects have followed and Michael felt the need to control the content so he started his own publishing company Coachbuilt Press. This changed his professional life and opened a new world of adventure. Since then he’s published many outstanding automotive books including three new books this year.  Michael’s immersion in the collector car world is evidenced by his presence at many of the major concours events around the world as a featured artist, author, judge and sponsor.

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D. Randy Riggs is an award-winning photojournalist and author with 42 years of publishing experience in the automotive and motorcycle fields. He is the former Senior Editor of Cycle World, Editor-in-Chief of Vette and Sports Car International  magazines and has been Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Motorsport magazine since 1997. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, Motor Press Guild, International Motor Press Association, Western Automotive Journalists and American Society of Media Photographers. Randy’s award-winning book, Flat Out RacingAn Insiders Look At The World of Stock Cars, was published in 1995. His automotive photography has appeared in hundreds of books and magazines. In his youth Randy raced flat-track motorcycles and Formula Fords and he began vintage racing in 1999.  The car he most loves to race is a Porsche 935K3.

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Ed Barr is an Assistant Professor of Technology at McPherson College in McPherson Kansas.  McPherson College stands alone as the only school in the United States to provide a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Restoration Technology.  Ed grew up in Tyler, Texas. He received a B.A. from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and an M.A. from the University of Kansas.  After graduate school, Ed began a career in art museum administration.  Between 1999 and 2005 he served first as the Assistant to the Director, and then as the Director of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.  In addition to his museum duties, he taught several art history courses and museum studies at Washburn.  With a passion for automobiles  he went on to earn a B.S. in Automotive Restoration Technology from McPherson College in 2007.  From there he worked at Vintage Restorations Ltd. in Union Bridge, Maryland, where he restored British cars.  Then in early 2010, Ed joined the McPherson College faculty.  He currently teaches sheet metal restoration and the history of automotive design.

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Ray Marchica is the owner of Roadster Salon, a restoration company that focuses on building the finest Fiat Roadsters available.  The company reflects the passion of its founder, Ray’s father, John Marchica who was a sports car enthusiast with a fondness for all things Italian.  John’s affection for Italian sports cars was passed on to his son Ray, who first sold and restored Fiat, MG and Alfa Romeo sports cars as a hobby while attending college.  Ray began helping his father in the business about ten years ago.  Each year, the number of projects and their scope increased.  Soon, Roadster Salon had grown from a retirement hobby to the largest Fiat based restoration company in North America.  When John took ill in 2010, Ray stepped in to provide support and direction.  Sadly, John passed away in 2011 so Ray and his wife Chris stepped in full time and personally supervise every phase of the restoration process.  Rob Baird, Production Manager, who has been with the company for over 8 years, along with the team at Roadster Salon, are a skilled and talented group of automotive enthusiasts and craftsmen who focus on creating their clients dreams. Their Spiders provide a dose of nostalgia and exclusivity that’s impossible to surpass with contemporary sports cars.

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Chris Runge owns and operates Runge Karosseria and Flyer Motorwerks.  Flyer Moterwerks began in a rural Minnesota barn.  The very place where Chris, 25 years prior, sat in his first Porsche while it was being stored for the winter. That Porsche left an impression that he would never forget.  A lifelong passion for the automobile and more specifically post WWII German design grew as Chris owned and modified several Porsche vehicles over the years.  In 2011 he embarked upon a new journey, to hand hammer his own aluminum bodied car.  The goal was not to build a replica but capture an era through a simple yet beautiful design. In the process Chris applied Traditional European Coachwork techniques to build the Prototype “Frankfurt Flyer” Sports Racer.  FF001 has gained attention and admiration in the motoring world.  Today, Chris is preparing to introduce a series of coach built auto designs based on different eras and country of origin.  Chris can also provide panel replacement, repair or reskin an entire body for your vintage sports car.  Chris can also design and build from scratch, your very own custom coach built automobile.

 

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Chris Runge owns and operates Runge Karosseria and Flyer Motorwerks.  Flyer Moterwerks began in a rural Minnesota barn.  The very place where Chris, 25 years prior, sat in his first Porsche while it was being stored for the winter. That Porsche left an impression that he would never forget.  A lifelong passion for the automobile and more specifically post WWII German design grew as Chris owned and modified several Porsche vehicles over the years.  In 2011 he embarked upon a new journey, to hand hammer his own aluminum bodied car.  The goal was not to build a replica but capture an era through a simple yet beautiful design. In the process Chris applied Traditional European Coachwork techniques to build the Prototype “Frankfurt Flyer” Sports Racer.  FF001 has gained attention and admiration in the motoring world.  Today, Chris is preparing to introduce a series of coach built auto designs based on different eras and country of origin.  Chris can also provide panel replacement, repair or reskin an entire body for your vintage sports car.  Chris can also design and build from scratch, your very own custom coach built automobile.

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Tim Miller is the Founder and CEO of Surf City Garage in Huntington Beach California.  Surf City Garage is a company that creates superior, high-quality car care products for automotive enthusiasts.  Tim’s passion for automobiles goes back to his childhood when he saved up and purchased his first car, a 1967 Pontiac GTO with a 4-speed.  He raced on weekends all over southern California.  Fast-forward 30 years and Tim’s car collection is now over 130 show-quality vintage muscle cars, known as the Surf City Garage American Muscle Car Collection.  They are on display in a showroom decorated with neon and memorabilia and includes a complete restoration shop.  In 2007, in order to keep his collection looking great Tim decided to create his own line of surface care products and Surf City Garage Detailing Products was born.  Now sold worldwide, in over 30 countries, the Surf City name has brought the southern California car culture shine to enthusiasts everywhere.

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Jesse Alexander has been involved in photography and especially motorsports  photography since the early 1950s when he covered the original Mexican Road Race.  He spent many years in Europe covering Formula One and famous long distance sports car races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, and Targa Florio. In that period of time he also photographed theater and music personalities for the New York Times.  His work is held by numerous private collectors and has been exhibited in museums in the United States, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Akron Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He has produced several films and published many books with his most recent being Monaco, The Golden Age of the Grand Prix with the foreword by Sir Jackie Stewart.  Jesse’s current body of work includes travel photographs of Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, and birds.

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Stacy Pucket is the Specialist Operations Manager at RM Auctions in Ontario, Canada.  As a graduate of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, she didn’t plan on a career in the classic car hobby. But after a lifetime of attending car shows with her parents, it wasn’t until she purchased a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 that the car bug bit her. Instead of grad school she went to the acclaimed McPherson College and received a degree in auto restoration. She trained as an apprentice mechanic with Mercedes-Benz at their Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany. From there she spent time at the LeMay Museum and then five years as a Resource and Research Manager at the acclaimed Paul Russell and Company. There she worked on many different prestigious vehicle restorations including the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Sautchik Torpedo that became the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show winner.  Stacy has also been a judge at the Greenwich, Barrington, Misselwood and Radnor Hunt concours. Now at RM Auctions Stacy gets to play with some of the finest motorcars in the world. 

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Joe Kyte is owner of Topiary Joe. He is a very unique, topiary sculpture artist who creates living garden sculptures.  Now I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t this Cars Yeah, Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts? Entrepreneurs who have figured out how to make a living around their passion for cars? Yes, you’re in the right place. Joe, is an automotive enthusiast through and through, who in many cases has figured out how to combine his passion for cars in to the creative living sculptures he creates for clients around the world. If you want a full size Ferrari F1, a vintage Bugatti or a Porsche in your garden, Joe will make it happen. Want a Ferrari prancing stallion or the hood ornament off a Jaguar? Joe can do that too.  Of course if you like full size elephants, dinosaurs, or anything your imagination can come up with, Joe is your guy. He’s figured out how to combine his passion for cars, gardens, sculpture and more in to a thriving entrepreneurial business that makes people smile.

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David Dickinson is the Creator and Editor of The Old Car Nut Book series. David has had a wide variety of careers, including military service, Real Estate, Investment Banking, and automotive sales that included most aspects in new car dealerships and then as the General Manager of a classic car dealership. More recently, as a consultant to individuals selling their own late model and classic cars, he has helped For Sale By Owners sell their cars for top dollar, using his proven methods as FSBO Auto Advisor.

In his latest adventure into publishing, The Old Car Nut Book series is David’s way of providing an opportunity for people to share those stories that usually don’t get told other than behind the bumper of a car at a car show or in the confines of a shop. It is also his way of reaching out to young people beginning their journeys in life and finding something fun and worthwhile to focus on. David believes it’s important for younger generations to know where the older generations of the car hobby came from in the hope that they too might be inspired by all of the old iron that we cherish so much. What better way than through stories from the people that created the old car hobby that we know today.

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Terry Karges is the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

In his first year at the Petersen, Terry introduced vault tours, monthly cruise-ins, adult education programs, movie nights and specialty car events. He has helped to increase overall attendance, creating new events that engage the people of Los Angeles and the global automotive community.

Before joining the Petersen, Terry was a senior manager in automotive OEM, motorsports and theme park entertainment divisions, including Disneyland, Marine World and Sea World. His leadership background with automotive manufacturing firms includes Roush Performance, where he spent 17 years helping grow the company into the largest specialty high performance car brand in the world. There he also managed sales, advertising, new media, web development and vehicle packaging.  Prior to Roush, Terry enjoyed ownership of Karges Sport where he emphasized motorsports marketing and ran his own race team.

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In words and pictures, veteran motorsports journalist Pete Lyons has spent decades covering races all over the world, including classics such as North America’s original “unlimited” Can-Am series, Formula 1 Grand Prix from Argentina to Watkins Glen, and sports car enduros at Daytona, Sebring and Le Mans. Assignments have taken him to Mexico’s Baja 1000, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Kenya’s Safari Rally and numerous other events.

Pete is a former editor of RACECAR magazine, and he has contributed to numerous enthusiast publications, including Autosport, AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Road & Track, and many more. The author of 12 books published to date, with two more underway, Lyons has won several prestigious honors, including the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Bachelor Award (twice) and the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy Award. In 2011 he gained the International Automotive Media Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Along with his most recent books, including the upcoming “Riverside International Raceway” photo history, plus his annual calendar and a DVD, the extensive archive of racing photography by Pete and his late father, Ozzie Lyons, can be seen at petelyons.com

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Lance Lambert is the executive producer and host of televisions Vintage Vehicle Show that appears weekly on 101 TV stations and 27 foreign markets and has aired over 450 episodes.  He’s an author of the automotive book Fenders, Fins & Friends: Confessions of a Car Guy and staff columnist for Garage Style Magazine, Journal Newspapers, Collector Cars and Hotrodhotline.com.  He’s a recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award, an inductee to the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame and the producer of 12 automotive topic DVDs with sales of over 260,000 pieces.  He’s owned over 40 vintage vehicles of all marques and has performed on stage hundreds of times at various events and comedy clubs including Comedy Central.  Frequently asked to utilize his talents as an emcee at concours events and as an auctioneer Lance has motor oil in his veins.

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Michael Keyser operates Autosports Marketing Associates in Butler, Maryland. In 1969 he became interested in motor racing and for the next decade he was a photographer, filmmaker, and he won the 12 hours of Sebring as a driver in 1976 with Al Holbert. His book and film The Speed Merchants is a classic along with A French Kiss With Death – Steve McQueen and the Making of Le Mans which he co-wrote. Michael has edited and produced numerous automotive books, film essays and his current project, Eighty Four Hours of Endurance – Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen 1970 & 1971 is now available.  You will discover a wonderful collection of vintage racing posters, DVDs, and books on his website www.autosportsltd.com

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David Ryan has been a coachbuilder and metal shaper for over 28 years.  Before opening his own shop outside of Calgery, near Crossfield, Alberta, he spent time creating and restoring magnificent automobiles including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Morgan and Hudson. He spent ten years at the acclaimed RM Classic Cars as one of three coachbuilders and metal shapers. David worked on both European and American marques that went on to become Best in Class or Best in Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. He was on the team that restored the 2006 Best of Show winner, a 1931 Daimler Double Six 50.  He is a mentor and teacher to young automotive tradespeople in Western Canada.

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Don Byars is the owner of Full Throttle Panteras in Lake Elsinore California.  He started working on Panteras in his dad’s driveway way back in 1983.  In 1998 when he founded Precision Pro-Formance in Brea, California they provided full service and parts.  In 2010 he moved to Lake Elsinore and Full Throttle Panteras was born.  Over the past 30 years Don has rebuilt and restored hundreds of DeTomaso Panteras – earning a reputation for his unwavering attention to detail and his full-throttle commitment to Pantera perfection.  Don’s absolute and unequaled knowledge of the DeTomaso Pantera has won his clients many coveted and prestigious awards including trophies at Concorso Italiano in Monterey California. 

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Tony’s passion for automobiles officially began at age 9 when he got his first motorcycle.  This led to an infatuation with all things mechanical.  He got his first car at age 15, and learned to paint automobiles at age 19.  Since then, Tony has focused on automotive body and framework restoration.  He has managed and co-owned a body shop, worked in pro racing as a crew chief and team manager in the Toyota Atlantic Series, and raced go-carts and motorcycles.  Today Tony has a shop in my hometown of San Clemente where he specialize in Porsche restorations.

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Nicolas Hunziker is an automotive artist that is fueled by passion.  He is a fourth generation painter whose roots in creativity go back to his great-grandfather who was a classically trained painter.  His grand uncle was the famous Prince Bira of Siam who was the first Thai, Grand-Prix motor racing driver.  After graduating from the Art Center College of Design Nicolas worked as an Advertising Art Director.  After years in the commercial ad business he kept coming back to his passions; painting and automobiles, and specifically racing.  His style, which he calls Period Correct Art is bold, colorful, graphic, and has a definitive racing theme.  You’ll find his work in magazines, on posters, apparel, films, and painting including murals and commissioned artwork that hangs in some of the most famous collections around the world.

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Rod Emory is the owner of Emory Motorsports and a third generation gear head. After years of building and modifying automobiles with his grandfather and his dad, in their McMinnville facility, he launched his own business restoring vintage Porsches. The company grew and he now operates a second facility in Lancaster California. Rod, like his grandfather and his father, takes his craft seriously and not only restores old 356 Porsches but takes them to the next level by creating one of a kind outlaws. Custom builds that go beyond anything Dr. Porsche created. Rod also restores and services vintage Porsche race cars and you’ll find iconic models including the 906, 908 and Porsche Cooper in his shop. Rod is a visionary craftsman and coach builder who continues to expand and grow the Emory family spirit.

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Randy Wells has spent more than 25 years behind a camera, capturing automotive images and more as a commercial photographer.  Thousands of his images have been published worldwide and he is in demand as a photojournalist and a commercial photographer.  He’s also a writer who captures the passion we have for all things automotive in his words and articles.  His images have been featured in numerous publications including Excellence, National Geographic, Traveler and Sunset magazine. Randy’s creative eye has earned his numerous awards from American Photo, Communications Arts, How and others.

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Pete  Bristow, a.k.a. Pistol Pete, owns and operates Bristow’s Exclusive Auto Repair in Tacoma Washington.  Along with his talented team they service and care for all sorts of fine automobiles along with preparing and setting up track cars for customers who enjoy club events and days at the track.  Pete has a life long passion for racing and 36 years of experience in working on automobiles with extensive knowledge of how they operate, both on the street, and at the track.  He is involved in community events and local business associations and is a talented and experienced racing coach and driving instructor.  Pete loves all things cars, especially if it means going fast.

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Frank Mandarano has been a car guy since he was 12 years old.  He’s a decorated Veteran and a licensed commercial pilot.  He is the founder of Maserati Club International and MIE Corporation.  Frank also founded the Concorso Italiano, an annual Italian marque gathering in Monterey California.  Frank started the original, one and only, Car Guy Tour and still operates dream-come-true trips for automotive enthusiasts from around the world.  You can find Frank visiting automotive factories, museums, wineries and more or catch him cruising down the road in one of his  Maserati 3500 GTs.

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Henry Reisner is the president of Intermeccanica, Custom Coach Builders in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Intermeccacina was started in 1959 by Henry’s father Frank when he moved to Turin Italy with his wife Paula.  They produced parts for cars and created a formula junior race car, the Puch, or IMP, the Apollo and Italia automobiles among many other unique and innovative projects.  When the family moved to California in1975 they began making replica Porsche Speedsters and that tradition has continued to this day with Intermeccanica producing Speedsters, Roadsters and Kubelwagens for customers from around the world. Quality and a focus on providing their customers with exactly they want, Henry and his team bring back the magic of old cars that are reliable and fun to drive. You can learn more about the Reisner family and their rich history in the book The Story of the Prancing Bull. 

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Burt “BS” Levy is an award-winning motorsports journalist, an infamous author, a lifelong British car nut, and notorious racecars ride mooch.  He is the author of the celebrated cult classic 1950s sports car novels The Last Open Road, its sequels Montezuma’s FerrariThe fabulous Trashwagon,  Toly’s Ghost, The 200 MPH Steamroller,  and his utterly hilarious short story collection, A Potside Companion.  He’s piloted all kinds of vintage racecars by mooching rides at tracks across the country from Laguna Seca to Watkins Glen.  A true automotive entrepreneur, Burt is sure to fill our ears with his humor and iconic “BS” so hide your cars keys and listen up to this interview, part two of two spectacular journeys with a very unique character.

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Burt “BS” Levy is an award-winning motorsports journalist, an infamous author, a lifelong British car nut, and notorious racecars ride mooch.  He is the author of the celebrated cult classic 1950s sports car novels The Last Open Road, its sequels Montezuma’s FerrariThe fabulous Trashwagon,  Toly’s Ghost, The 200 MPH Steamroller,  and his utterly hilarious short story collection, A Potside Companion.  He’s piloted all kinds of vintage racecars by mooching rides at tracks across the country from Laguna Seca to Watkins Glen.  A true automotive entrepreneur, Burt is sure to fill our ears with his humor and iconic “BS” so hide your cars keys and listen up to this interview, part one of two spectacular journeys with a very unique character.

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Roger Allard President and CEO of Allard Motor Works in Montreal Canada is part of an automobile company that brings their motoring history forward from the 30s and 40s when the iconic Allard J2X made its mark in motor racing  history.  Founded in 1936 by Sydney Allard the company produced some 1,900 automobiles.  Allards were raced at Le Mans, Monte Carlo, Watkins Glen, Silverstone, Pebble Beach, Goodwood, as well as countless other race tracks throughout Europe and North America.  Today, thanks to Roger and his team, you can own a modern version of this legendary British roadster.  Their motto, “Rarely seen. Never forgotten.” Is a testament to the unique and exciting nature of the amazing Allard automobile.

 

 

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Roger Allard President and CEO of Allard Motor Works in Montreal Canada is part of an automobile company that brings their motoring history forward from the 30s and 40s when the iconic Allard J2X made its mark in motor racing  history.  Founded in 1936 by Sydney Allard the company produced some 1,900 automobiles.  Allards were raced at Le Mans, Monte Carlo, Watkins Glen, Silverstone, Pebble Beach, Goodwood, as well as countless other race tracks throughout Europe and North America.  Today, thanks to Roger and his team, you can own a modern version of this legendary British roadster.  Their motto, “Rarely seen. Never forgotten.” Is a testament to the unique and exciting nature of the amazing Allard automobile.

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Adam owns and operates Hammer & Dolly Auto Restorations in Travers City, Michigan. This McPherson College graduate opened his business in 2012 after extensive work in shops specializing in Rolls-Royce Ghosts, Packards, and Duesenbergs.  Adam loves all kinds of vehicles but his passion is with pre-war automobiles, primarily full Classics.  He is dedicated to preserving the classic car hobby by caring for and restoring the classics so their stories can live on to educate and ignite future generations. His motto, “Your Classic is Our Passion” says it all.

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andy Nonnenberg is co-founder and content curator of BringaTrailer.com.  A website that brings us automotive enthusiasts a daily dose of automobiles that are available for sale from around the world.  It’s like having your own personal assistant who scouts out all the cool cars and trucks for sale so you don’t have to.  Bring a Trailer reaches all kinds of enthusiasts from grassroots folks to high-end collectors like Jay Leno, Bruce Meyers and Goodwood’s Lord March, all of whom have purchased cars from Bring a Trailer.com.  A lifelong car guy, Randy brings us all our daily dose of fun and inspiration.

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Donald Osborne is an automotive consultant, historian, Accredited Senior Appraiser and a member of the American Society of Appraisers.  He is the Principal of Automotive Valuation Services and advises on collection building, vehicle acquisition, and sales.  He travels extensively in the U.S. and Europe, attending major events, rallies, and auctions.  He has appeared as Co-host of the nationally-broadcast TV show “What’s My Car Worth” and has judged at major concours events including Amelia Island Concours and many others.  Donald is a Contributing Editor and Auction Analyst for Sports Car Market magazine and has written for many  publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Road & Track magazine.  He is an active participant on many seminar panels and symposia.  Donald is a quintessential car guy who loves sharing his automotive knowledge with other enthusiasts.

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Tony Singer is the owner of Vintage Auto Posters.com.  His is a unique company that sells authentic, original automotive art from the past.  Tony’s been involved in painting and design since he was a kid and he ran a printing business for over 20 years, all the while collecting sports cars and related memorabilia.  In 1980 he started his second business, Spyder Enterprises where he bought and sold vintage automotive posters and Tony soon gained a reputation for being the premier source for original vintage automotive posters world-wide.  He’s particularly fond of 356 Porsches and has owned one since 1971.  Tony started Automobilia Monterey, an international expo of automotive dealers that is a permanent part of the Pebble Beach Concours and Vintage Race week in August.

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Tim Morris is the owner of German Master Tech in Bend Oregon. They provide automotive maintenance, service and a performance center in addition to full restorations, motorsports services and pre-purchase inspections. Their shop is filled with marques including Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley Me, Austin Healey, Volkswagen, Audi along with Japanese and US brands as well. Their motto, “From the race track to the outback and everything in-between is fitting for the high quality work and service Tim and his team provides.

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Peter Bourassa is the president of MMR, Motorsports Marketing Resources.com.  MMR is an on line services directory of information and entertainment for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles.  Along with their extensive list of automotive related resources MMR offers a weekly newsletter filled with all thing automotive including My Word: by the famous Denise McCluggage.  Peter is the publisher and a die hard car guy.

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Andy Collins is the President of Armadillo Racing. His company was established in 1983 when Andy plunked down $35 of hard earned cash to become a dealer selling AMSOIL synthetic oil to fellow racers in the Pacific Northwest. The business grew and today you’ll find Andy and his traveling store at races, supporting racers with a wide variety of race supplies from oil to clothing. Andy and his team are always there to help racers with anything they may need on their all important race weekend.

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I would like you to meet Tom Nault, Vic Tiscareno and Nic Bergeron… What happens when three successful entrepreneurs, who all share a passion for vintage and exotic cars, collaborate on how to spend their Saturday mornings? You end up with Exotics @ Redmond Town Center. The Cars & Coffee phenomenon has swept the country and here in the Pacific Northwest it lives strong. Every Saturday morning, when it’s not raining, enthusiasts gather to enjoy their cars and talk shop. These three guys run the show with the help of many dedicated volunteers and having attended this fun event, what a gathering it has become. Amazing people and cars create a spectacular event. 

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Wayne Carini has a lifetime of experience in automobile restoration and has restored, repaired, bought, and sold more cars than he can count. His television show Chasing Classic Cars, on Velocity, gives the viewer an inside look at his world of buying, restoring, selling and chasing classic cars all over the country and the world. His passion for cars started when he was a child and continues to today at his Connecticut based business F40 Motorsports where they repair, restore, buy, sell, and chase that next special automobiles. I can tell you having met Wayne that who you see on his number one rated show, television show is the real deal. He’s a die-hard car guy who is incredibly nice and really enjoys what he is doing.

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Vincent is the President of Suixtil.  After spending 15 years focusing on the cultural and business operations in the Asia-Pacific marketplace he set out on a new adventure.  Six years ago Vincent re-launched Swuixtil, a well-known clothing brand in Argentina during the 40s and 50s that tailored high quality gentlemen’s suites and race wear.  Suixtil was worn by the famous Argentinean racers known as the “Armada” team.  The drivers included Fangio, Campos, Gonzalez, and Marimon who all wore Suixtil to vitory.  Vincent has brought this brand back to life along with its history and focus on high quality for those who want to enjoy the best that life has to offer.

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Thor Thorson has had a love affair with cars since the early 60s.  He has owned, restored, raced and sold so many cars it’s hard to keep track of them all.  He’s been a ski instructor and was a ski patrol, a real estate developer and entrepreneur. He started vintage racing in the early 80s in a Lotus 7 and in 1989, along with several partners, Thor formed VRM, Vintage Racing Motors in Redmond Washington, and has spent the last 25 years restoring, caring for, buying and selling incredible pieces of automotive history.  Thor writes a monthly racecar profile for Sports Car Market magazine, sharing his thorough knowledge of the market with enthusiast who love vintage race cars.  He’s also spent a significant amount of time racing vintage cars all over the world while making automotive dreams come true for his many customers, friends, and clients.

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Craig is a veteran of the United States Navy. After his 20 year career serving our country he has embarked on a new journey in to automotive excellence. After earning an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology and Management, Craig enrolled in the Automotive Restoration Program at the prestigious McPherson College in Kansas. McPherson offers the only four-year educational program in automotive restoration and when Craig graduates he’ll have a Bachelors of Science in Technology with an Automotive Restoration emphasis. Craig is spending the summer as an intern at the LeMay-America’s Car Museum before returning to Kansas to continue his education at McPherson.

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Part Two of Stanley Wanlass who has taught at universities in both the United States and abroad including the European Art Academy in Paris. He is a painter and creator of limited edition bronze sculptures of automobiles.  He has always shad a passion for cars and has collected, restored and raced since the mid-fifties. His collection of automobiles varies from Alfas and Bugattis to Brooklands race cars, Indy cars, Ferraris and ’32 Ford Roadsters. His sculptures and paintings echo his eclectic automobile collections and are represented in museums and private collections world-wide and his historical monuments are located in national memorials, universities and public places nation-wide.

 

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Part One of atwo part Interview with Stanley Wanlass has taught at universities in both the United States and abroad including the European Art Academy in Paris. He is a painter and creator of limited edition bronze sculptures of automobiles.  He has always shad a passion for cars and has collected, restored and raced since the mid-fifties. His collection of automobiles varies from Alfas and Bugattis to Brooklands race cars, Indy cars, Ferraris and ’32 Ford Roadsters. His sculptures and paintings echo his eclectic automobile collections and are represented in museums and private collections world-wide and his historical monuments are located in national memorials, universities and public places nation-wide.

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Chris Kimball is the President of Christopher Kimball Financial Services and has been an automotive enthusiast his entire life.  Many of his summers were spent in England with an uncle who raced at Silverstone and had many unique cars including a Delage, Rolls Royce and Citroen. Chris’s history with cars and motorcycles is broad and diverse and his entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in a resume that goes back to detailing cars when he was very young to a variety of careers which eventually lead him to the world of financial planning, estate planning and helping people manage their assets including their collector cars. Chris is passionate about playing the drums and created Woodstick, an event that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for charities and broken the Guinness World Record for the most people playing the drums at one time. He has a radio show titled “Don’t Let Money Rule Your Life”, and he is very active in the collector car community, especially with his local Pantera Club where he is the President.

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Tim McGrane is the Executive Director of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum. Tim’s passion for automobiles in combination with his business experience puts him in charge of an amazing collection of unique and special vehicles.  Tim’s business background includes being the Director of Operations for Rick Cole Auctions, the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications for Barrett-Jackson, and he was the Vice President of Event Marketing for Curtco Media and publisher of Robb Report magazine. He is a Committee Chair for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and a consultant to the Credit Suisse Classic Car Program. As one of the world’s leading museums of automotive art and design, the Blackhawk Automotive Museum, at over 100,000 square feet, is well known for its stunning architecture and an unparalleled collection of one-of-a-kind coachwork and limited production automobiles. All of which are in Tim’s and his team’s capable care.

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Pete started cruising the boulevards with his hot rod friends in 1955. His first hot rod was a ’32 roadster. He’s been through a string of cars and has formed relationships and friendships with many of the most famous people in the hot rod world.  His early business, Pete and Jake’s Hot Rod Parts was known for their innovative style and seat-of-the-pants marketing and it brought the hot rod business into the mainstream. Along with many ventures, Pete was the Vice President of Marketing for SEMA and he was elected in to the Street Rod Market Alliance Hall of Fame. After restoring the Doane Spencer Roadster for Bruce Meyer his build won the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Hot Rod Class and Pete was inducted into the Hot Rod Magazine Hall of Fame. Pete has more awards than anyone I know. Pete is the president at the iconic So-Cal Speed Shop and continues to make waves in the hot rod world working on all sorts of cars and bikes. If you asked Pete about retiring he’ll just shrug his shoulders and say “You don’t retire when you love what you do.”

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Don Weberg is editor and publisher of Garage Style magazine, a publication devoted entirely to garages and collections. This fantastic magazine also covers automotive collectibles, automobilia, petroliana, neon, porcelain and more.  They share great ideas that make the favorite room in an automotive enthusiasts home, the garage, more fun and easier to use.  Don has been an enthusiast his entire life and brings his enthusiasm for all things in the garage to his publication.

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David Stern is the Vice President of Marketing at Metrovac.  A company that focuses on manufacturing American made, high quality, high power vacuums for the automotive enthusiast who demands the best. David has been a car guy since childhood and began his entrepreneurial ways when he was a kid. He’s an avid motorcycle rider and can often be found ripping up back roads with his buddies when he’s not in the garage playing with his cars. I own several Metrovacs and I can tell you they are a joy to use when you’re detailing your vehicles.

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Bill Neale is a foremost painter of automobiles, drivers, owners and the racetrack.  Motion plays a big part of his colorful technique and his work can be found in galleries and collections around the world.  His involvement with aviation often shows up in his work resulting in compositions that include cars and airplanes. Bill is a Peter Helck and Athena award-winning member of the Automobile Fine Arts Society and serves on the Board of Directors. His credits cover a wide range of automotive events, magazines, event posters and more. Bill’s a true gentleman and he’s been a passionate car guy his entire life.

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Bill Warner has been around automobiles his entire life. As a teenager he worked at the local VW and imported car dealership. After college he worked for Sports Car Graphic Magazine and Road & Track Magazine. His photographs and writing has appeared in most of the well known automotive magazines and his awards are numerous.  In 1975 Bill ran a Porsche 911 in the infamous Cannonball run and has raced in a Brabham BT-8, a Datsun B210, GT3  cars and many others, winning many awards.  He’s restored numerous vintage automobiles and in 1996 he founded The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance which is one of the top concours events in the world.  In 2002 Bill was awarded the Meguiar’s Automobile Hobby Person of the Year. In 2003 he was inducted into the Road Racing Driver’s Club by Brian Redmond and Bobby Rahal.  He is on the Steering Committee of the LeMay-America’s Automobile Museum and his awards and involvement in the hobby go on, and on, and on. Bill also served for 30 years in the Florida Air National Guard retiring at the rank of Major.

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Scott Whitehead has been active in the 12-volt industry for over 25 years. He was the founder and president of Innovative Audio from 1988 to 2004. Today he owns and operates Benchmark Motoring in Bellevue Washington, a premier automotive audio retailer and custom installation company.  Benchmark is no ordinary stereo installer. With multiple awards for his companies Scott and his talented team focus on quality and custom installations on virtually every top name brands in the automotive industry. Scott truly sets the benchmark for an approach that is noted for innovation and focus on keeping the integrity of a vehicle at factory standards while enhancing audio/video systems beyond anything a factory manufacturer can produce.

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Called the “Painter Laureate of the car” Harold Cleworth’s original paintings grace the homes, garages, and offices of car collectors and celebrities alike. Of English descent, Harold grew up drawing and painting the heavy machinery and industrial neighborhoods of England. Because of his impressive work he was accepted at the famous Manchester College of Art. He worked for Decca Records and his artwork graced the album covers of the Rolling Stones and The Who among others. When San Francisco car dealer Richard Rubin commissioned Howard to paint a Mercedes Gullwing his automotive art career blossomed. Commissions from manufacturers Ford, Chevrolet and others soon followed along with private collectors requesting Cleworth paintings of their prized automobiles. His ability to capture the essence and spirit of an automobile is unmatched and I know you’ll find his story very inspiring.

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McKeel Hagerty is President and CEO of Hagerty Insurance Agency a premier classic car and vintage boat insurance company.  They protect over 700,000 vehicles, 10,000 boats and 25,000 motorcycles.  Hagerty Insurance gives back by donating 10% of their net revenue to programs and organizations devoted to preserving the hobby. McKeel is a hands-on leader who truly cares about cars, collectors and his employees.  Cars and wooden boats have always been a part of his life. At 13 he and his father restored a rusty 1967 Porsche 911S which he still owns today.  A leader in his industry and a true enthusiast of the hobby McKeel is a car guy through and through.

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Michael T. Lynch is a consultant, an author, historian, researcher and photographer.  He is a full journalist member of both the Motor Press Guild and the American Automobile Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association.  His writing has appeared in journals worldwide and if you’re a reader of any automobile magazine you’ve probably read one of Michael’s articles. He is also noted for writing some of the world’s most prestigious concours d’elegance programs.  The list of awards for his writing skills is long and prestigious.  His clients include collectors, special events, museums and universities.  And Michael is the Vice-Chairman of the Art of the Car Concours, a researcher at the Revs Program at Stanford University and a member of the Racing Car Certifications Committee of the Antique Car Club of America.

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David Madeira is not your typical sit-behind-the-desk CEO.  He has served as President and CEO of LeMay-America’s Car Museum since 2002.  David has been on some amazing adventures having ridden his motorcycle across 25 countries from Spain to Nepal.  His career as a fundraiser in the educational field is long and impressive. After learning that the owners of the world’s largest car collection were trying to create a museum around their automobile treasures, David jumped in to action and spent years helping develop what has become a spectacular car museum located in Tacoma Washington. It is a legacy to the late Harold LeMay who with his wife Nancy, collected their incredible collection. The museum opened in 2012 with David at the helm leading a dedicated team who cares for the collection. That is when he’s not riding his motorcycles through Brazil or Peru!

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Marshall Buck has been an automotive enthusiast since childhood. At the young age of 15 he designed an electric slot car racetrack set, presented it to the R&D group at Aurora Toys, and started doing freelance work for them.

In 1982, after a well-healed client convinced Marshall to go full bore in to model making he has never looked back. His models have garnered much publicity and praise world-wide. Marshall’s client list is a virtual who’s who of some of the “movers and shakers” in our world.  Marshall’s models are truly works of art.

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Warren woke up one morning and his wife asked him what he had been doing at 3:00 in the middle of the night. He didn’t remember being up. She said he was at his desk writing something. When he looked at the pad he saw a sketch with the words Busted Knuckle Garage and an idea was born. That was 17 years ago. Today the Busted Knuckle brand can be found in all sorts of automotive venues with over 250 different products that you can find at Warren’s website, The Busted Knuckle Garage and at many other retail and on line venues. Always a car guy Warren is an entrepreneur at heart.

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Jonathan A. Stein is the executive editor and associate publisher of Hagerty Classic Cars, although he may be best known for his 12-year stint atAutomobile Quarterly.  A full-time automobile historian and editor for over 26 years, Jonathan has been involved with the old car hobby for 40 years. He is the author of three books, he has edited or published another dozen and has written hundreds of articles for major magazines in the United States and England.  He has consulted for museums, restoration shops, auction houses and for Smithsonian Journeys, for which he is a frequent study leader for European tours to automotive points of interest.  A long-time denizen of the concours circuit, he is a judge at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Concours of America and many other major automotive events.  On his own time, Jonathan has been spotted driving the MGA coupe he's owned for 37 years.

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Diane Brandon still owns her first new car, a 1965 VW sunroof sedan. In February 1980, she drove her 1957 Bentley S  3,730 miles in just over three days from Toronto to Portland, and the car served for over 200,000 miles as her daily driver, never failing to proceed and racking up a few awards of its own at Rolls-Royce Owners' Club judged events.  She has owned several vintage Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars and has driven every chassis type of both marques from earliest model years through the 1980s and road-tested and reviewed most of the new models as they have been introduced.  For decades, she served as a member, publications editor, officer, judge, and chaired many tours and events in the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club and the Classic Car Club of America.  From 1984 through 2006, she was on the R-R and Bentley judging team at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.  Last year she re-joined the team and this August will be on the 18th Fairway again, judging the Rolls-Royce Phantom IV and V class.  Diane researches and writes Rolls Royce and Bentley descriptions for the RM and Gooding auction catalogs  She writes and provides counsel on all things Rolls-Royce and Bentley for Sports Car Market, including their semi-annual Price Guide and is a consultant to prospective and current owners of the two marques.  I fondly refer to Diane as my Spirit of Ecstacy.

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Perry started his automotive career over 25 years ago as an advisor at a vehicle consulting firm, helping customer to decide on which vehicles they wanted and then helping them through the purchase process.  He has always been a car nut, but that was his first exposure to the inner workings of the auto industry.  He left in 1995 to become one of the original staff members of CarPoint, Microsoft's automotive Web site that launched in late 1995.  Perry has worn a number of different hats and in 2002 I became editor of the site that is now known as MSN Autos.  Over the years Perry helped in planning as well as contributing to various MSN properties in Canada, Japan and throughout Europe.

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For more than three decades, editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley has devoted his attention to public officials the way the radiator grille of a tractor-trailer might devote its attention to June bugs. He has delighted readers by consistently consigning office-holders to the single fate they fear most – that of not being taken seriously.

Steve’s editorial cartoons have appeared in Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Forbes, Playboy, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post among others.  His work is a regular feature on many news websites, including Townhall and National Public Radio.

 An honors graduate of Dartmouth College, Steve began his career in 1981 at The San Diego Union-Tribune.  Steve’s work has won many awards including six first-place honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

Along with fellow cartoonist Jeff Parker, Steve created and writes the popular daily comic strip Dustin, distributed to 330 newspaper clients by King Features Syndicate.

Not one to sit still, Steve began writing and performing stand-up comedy in 1985. He’s appeared at Harrah’s, The Desert Inn and The Riviera in Las Vegas, Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.  And Steve is a veteran of seven appearances on The Tonight Show.

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Tim Suddard grew up the son and grandson of a Ford dealer. He began restoring cars at the age of 14 and still has the first car he restored, a 1929 Ford that his grandfather had sold brand new.  Shortly after graduating from Stetson University he decided that America’s car magazines focused too much on the wealthiest few, so he started Grassroots Motorsports, a magazine geared towards regular people who enjoyed fixing up and playing with common, readily available sports cars.

This success lead to the formation of a second publication; Classic Motorsports, which has become America’s largest publication catering to classic sports car enthusiasts. These publications led to an events business, that includes hosting the Classic Motorsports Mitty, one of the oldest and largest vintage races in America, the Ultimate Track Car Challenge and the $201X Challenge series of low cost events; that have run for the last ten years.

Tim does a variety of contract publishing work that includes publication of the Amelia Island Concours program, the World Challenge fan guide and other concours and race event programs. He maintains, rallies and races a collection of about fifteen eclectic, mostly British, sports cars and has restored over 40 cars since that first Model A.

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Steve has been an avid car nut since childhood and at an early age decided to pursue a career in car design. He attended Art Center College of Design and has worked with Volkswagen, Nissan and The Advanced Design Group at General Motors. Steve was on the team that created the New Beetle, Nissan’s Z & Titan Pickup Truck and more recently, was involved with the EcoJet supercar for Jay Leno. As if his day career wasn’t enough, in 1996 Steve started an automotive Illustration practice where enthusiasts sends photos and information about his or her car and Steve creates a custom illustration memorializing their prized automobile.  The process is fully customizable to the individual owner’s specifications.  Steve will turn your car in to a lifelong framed treasure.  Steve’s illustration work can also be seen in the pages of Excellence and Forza magazines, both of which feature his work as a Staff Illustrator. You see more of Steve’s beautiful work at saillustraions.com If you have a hard to buy for automotive enthusiast, this is THE perfect gift. I have purchased many of Steve’s creations and given many to friends who tell me they are the best gift they have ever received.

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Dominic made 65 starts in Indycars between 1984-1994, including seven consecutive starts in the Indianapolis 500.  He was CART Rookie of the Year in 1986 and was the Fastest Rookie in Indianapolis history in 1988. He drove numerous IMSA and other sports car races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans,  the 24 hours of Daytona and the 12 hours of Sebring in a Porsche 962. He also raced two years for Dodge in the North American Touring Car Championship, winning numerous races and finishing a close 2nd in the championship in 1996. He was an instructor at the Bob Bondurant Driving School at Sears Point Raceway and started Zephyr Racing in the mid 80’s.  After retiring from racing in 1998, Dominic presided over a multi-million dollar collection of historic automobiles at the Cavallino Collection and founded Motion Research Corporation. Currently Dominic is the National Corporate Relations Director for LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

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Tom’s business background is in finance, film and television production, and investment banking. But an early introduction to something called an Alfa Romeo sparked a passion for cars that later ignited Tom’s involvement in an amazing event. Tom is the President of the internationally known Concorso Italiano, an annual automotive event that takes place this year on August 16 during the iconic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Historic Races. This year Concorso returns to the rolling hills of Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey Bay California. The unique format features over 800 Italian vehicles in a relaxed atmosphere that includes delicious food, elegant fashion, music, art and of course, lots and lots of Italian automobiles. Take everything ever made in Italy from fashion to Ferraris, sprinkle it with some red wine, slather it with sunshine, top it with elegance and fun and you have the Concorso Italiano.

Tom is also president of the Desert Concorso which will debut in Palm Desert California in 2015.

 

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Russel Fleury is one of the most highly respected consultants in corporate education today. He is the founder and CEO of Road-Scholars International, a performance improvement firm specializing in coaching automotive dealerships in management, customer retention and human resources.  His clients include:  Hyundai, Toyota, BMW, Mini, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Ferrari, Maserati, Freightliner, Daimler, Harley-Davidson, Correct Craft, The Kinetic Group and more. He’s one of the busiest guys I know.  Enjoy this very personal and passionate interview.

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Sam has spent the last 45 + years as an automotive professional and over 25 years of continuous radio broadcasting. The last 20+ years Sam has been an executive producer and co-host on numerous television show and has 18 years as an associate editor and automotive writer. He’s been a television personality on numerous automotive TV shows including Two Guys Garage, Chrank & Chrome  and Shadetree Mechanic. As if all that wasn’t enough Sam produces the Sam’s Garage website, he’s the associate editor for Dodge Turbo Diesel Register, the host of Sam’s Garage, a live nationally syndicated radio show that’s been on the air for over 12 years. He’s an ASE certified master auto technician and a member of SAE. Whew!

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 While on vacation in Africa Jonathan decided to quit his job to start his first automotive brand and TLC was born. Toyota Land Cruisers goal was to fill a gap in the market by applying higher quality restoration services to vintage utility vehicles.  Specifically the iconic Toyota Land Cruisers. The company grew in its reputation for quality and the acclaim lead to a visit from Mr. Toyoda himself. That connection lead to Jonathan designing the first three design study vehicles that brought forth the FJ Cruiser. After that adventure he decided it was time to launch a new brand he calls ICON.  ICON stands for classic transportation design and revisits old style Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, Willys CJ3Bs and more. With a multi-year backlog of orders, ICON continues to grow and explore new markets focusing on reviving America’s past strengths in design and manufacturing.

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Popular television personality, Dave Bowman has spent more than twenty years in automotive television broadcasting. He pioneered automotive "how-to" TV beginning with Shadetree Mechanic. Dave went on to create Crank & Chrome, Truck Universe and Two Guys Garage. His latest venture is Motorhead Garage on Velocity Network. Dave is a member of SAE, is a former ASE certified auto mechanic; a former Indy 500 race mechanic and more. He loves sailing and restoring old race cars of course.

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Kenji is native Japanese and at the age of 19 walked in to a car dealership in Japan with only 2 thousand dollars in his pocket, asking what might be available in his price range. In the far back corner of the lot was an old red CX Citroen. It was love at first sight. After meeting the woman who would become his wife and moving to the United States, in 2002, Kenji and his wife Marion acquired FPS, French Parts Service. A company that was founded in 1986 by Ben Morse. Today after 28 years FPS continues to provide Citroen collectors with a complete inventory of parts for Citroen 2CVs via their website at FPSWest.com  Listen to Kenji talk about his love with these unique French automobiles.

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David Bull Publishing was founded in 1995 with the goal of producing the highest quality motorsports books—well written, beautifully designed, and produced to the highest standards.The company’s first book, Sebring: The Official History of America’s Great Sports Car Race, was named Book of the Year by the American Auto Writing and Broadcasters Association. Every year since then our books have consistently won awards and received excellent reviews.

David's dedication to quality has earned him opportunities to work with some of the best and most exciting racers, sanctioning bodies, and manufacturers. Among these legendary racers are Mario Andretti, Vic Elford, and Junior Johnson, and now 2006 MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden. We have published the official histories of the Daytona 24 Hours, the Daytona 500, the Baja 1000, and Sebring. We have also produced incisive, behind-the-scenes books with Ducati, Ferrari, Honda, Porsche, and Suzuki.

No matter what the subject, every one of David's books reflects the enthusiasm and award-winning effort that our authors, editors, and designers put into each project that result in the highest quality motorsports books in the world.

 

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 Kevin is the principal of Kevin A. Beard Design. He is a designer and brand developer for lifestyle footwear and apparel, automotive aftermarket products and motorsports personal safety equipment. Kevin graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design and worked for world famous Adidas, Reebok and K-Swiss. He taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Kevin founded Piloti Shoes in 1999. A unique automotive footwear company that was acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation in 2012. Kevin is currently working on a new venture and developing a new business that includes his love for automobiles.

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Rick Cole is an internationally recognized collector car expert, auctioneer and appraiser with 44 years of experience in the field. He began his career in collector cars at age 16. Rick has sold approximately 25,000 collector automobiles over time.
In 1986, Rick launched the very first classic car auction in Monterey during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance/Historic Race weekend. You could say he brought commerce to the weekend.
Early on, Rick earned the title of "Auctioneer to the Stars," having sold hundreds of cars for and to Hollywood "royalty" that include Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Steve McQueen, Johnny Carson, Robin Williams and Sylvester Stallone.
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