Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Ralph Gilles was appointed Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Global in April 2015. He is also a member of the Group Executive Council with FCA. Since joining Chrysler as a designer in 1992, Ralph has held numerous positions in design and business administration. He has served as the Senior Vice President, Product Design and CEO of Motorsports for FCA North America and for the SRT and Dodge brands. He’s extremely active outside of the Company as well, serving as the executive sponsor for the Chrysler African American Network and more. He spends time at the track go-karting, drives in ralliess, drove in the Car and Driver One Lap, and he is a concours judge at Pebble Beach and other events and has received numerous academic and industry awards.

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Bill Amos has built up a wonderful collection of cars throughout his career as a physician. It doesn't hurt living on Amelia Island, Florida where in March the area becomes the center of car universe. His philosophy on collecting cars is simple. Don’t buy them as an investment. Buy cars to enjoy and drive them. Bill has some great advisors when it comes to buying cars: Ray Shaffer, Ramsey Potts, and friends Hurley Haywood, Dan Davis, Magnus Walker, and the Ingram Family to name just a few. While he leans toward the Porsche marque you’ll find a few Ferraris and a British car in his collection.

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Richard Elsliger is an automotive fiction author in Chicago, Illinois who writes at every available opportunity. He grew up in the east end of Toronto, an area known as a hotbed of muscle cars throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He remembers his father’s ’32 Ford hotrod that was stored in the backyard as key element in his childhood. Richard’s automotive passion manifests itself in his fictional horror stories about cars and the characters who drive them include the titles Road Closed, Transfusion, and Drag Lake. You’ll find his stories, in their ebook format, on Amazon’s kindle website. Richard also has his own line of automotive inspired clothing, Tread Heart.

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Sandy Cotterman found the motorsports party rather late in life. Under the Jaguar marque she became a passionate enthusiast and is a JCNA certified judge for prestigious concours events up and down the east coast. Her credentialed media pass has landed her at the top concours events researching the cars of the world’s finest automotive museums. She’s been in the pits at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monaco’s F1, Daytona, and Sebring to name just a few. She’s attended high performance driving courses and recently participated in her first TSD rally, the Monte Shelton NW Classic. Sandy also rights for MMR (Motorsports Marketing Resources) under the bi-line Sandy on Assignment.

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John Clinard joined the Ford Motor Company in 1972. That’s the same year he married his wife Linda and they attended a racing driver’s school on their honeymoon. His 38-year career with Ford spanned positions in Marketing, Public Affairs, Motorsport, and Product Planning. After retiring in 2011 he immediately returned to consult for Ford in automotive public relations. He’s competed in vintage and SCCA racing, he’s been published, and he consults for museums as well. John’s the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Motor Press Guild and Packard International, and the Lee Iacocca Award.

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Ken Gross is an award winning automotive journalist and has contributed to almost every car magazine you’ve ever enjoyed reading. He was the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum and has served as Guest Curator for numerous other prestigious museums around the country. Along with exhibition catalogs, Ken’s written fifteen automotive books and has been a Chief Class Judge for 25 years at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and he also serves on their Selection Committee. He’s judged numerous other concours events across the country from Amelia Island to Rodeo Drive.

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Michael Austin is the Editor-in-Chief of Autoblog.com His first automobile was a Dukes of Hazard General Lee pedal car. Mike's career in journalism started as a gopher at Automobile Magazine, followed by a brief internship at CAR in London. He was on staff during mph Magazine's short time on earth and more recently was part of the team at Car and Driver and Popular Mechanics magazines.

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Bradley Price Bradley Price is an industrial designer and a certified vintage car nut. He settled in New York to pursue a design career encompassing consumer electronics, appliances, furniture, and branding. There he founded the blog Automobiliac, writing about and photographing classic cars alongside his day job. In 2011 Bradley founded Autodromo as a way to marry his background in design with his lifelong passion for vintage cars. Since the launch of Autodromo, Bradley has expanded his product line with a range of automotive-inspired watches, wearable accessories such as gloves and sunglasses to enhance the motoring experience. Bradley's watches have been widely published in the automotive press, and have achieved something of a cult following among the vintage car community.

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Greg Long is the author of the automotive novel Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars and How They Were Discovered. This is Greg's first venture in to writing and he's hit a home run. He's always been interested in innovative cars like the Citroen. He spent twenty years in the tech world and  now works at Amazon Publishing where he teaches others how to self-publish just like he has. This book has a wonderful twist and is unlike other books with similar titles. You're gonna love Found.

 

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Ron Adams is the Editor-in-Chief at Via Corsa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2009 Via Corsa has published three award winning sports car travel guidebooks. He explores the world and visits all those places automotive enthusiast dream about, bringing destinations to the reader through stories and photographs both in print and digital formats. Ron provides a unique opportunity to explore local events, regional destinations, and exotic locations around the world all wrapped in an automotive theme. Via Corsa is The Car Traveler’s Magazine for people, places and events.

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David Hord is the Co-Founder of Classic Car Adventures in Squamish, British Columbia in 2008. He hosts three-day budget-oriented driving events for classic car enthusiasts with a focus on the joy of driving. Classic Car Adventures hosts a number of driving events in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Ontario Canada. Whether it is a rally, tour, media event, or corporate team building challenge David runs his events with the precision and attention to detail that you would expect from a well-tuned machine.

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Ed Gilbertson has been active in the car hobby for over 40 years. He is the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and continues to serve as a senior member of the Pebble Beach Selection Committee. He is also the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club of America. In addition, he was Chief Judge for the Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours and multiple shows across the country. Ed is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Internationals Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile and contributing Editor for Cavallino magazine and other publications plus he’s co-authored a book on the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California.

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Rubén Verdés is the past President of the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club, RROC. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Rolls-Royce Foundation, an organization that exists to promote preservation and historical pursuits, as well as managing a museum exhibiting Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles in Pennsylvania. He is a writer and contributes to various enthusiast and lifestyle publications and is heavily involved with various annual automotive events that sponsor charities. When he’s not playing with Rolls Royces Rubén is an entrepreneur with an international banking background, an automotive historian, a writer and a believer in the power of charitable endeavors.

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Bob Cuneo is the Founder and Chief Engineer of Chassis Dynamics. Focusing on suspension design and prototyping development. For over 30 years the company has designed and built oval track, road race, drag race, snowmobile and motorcycle race vehicles. Division win highlights include NASCAR, SCCA, NHRA, NEMA, and IMSA. Their cars have earned hundreds of wins, broken track records, and accumulated championships. They also designed and built bobsleds for the U.S. Olympic Team.

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Ptolemy Elrington lives in the UK in Brighton. He has worked as an artist and sculptor since 2002. He works with recycled materials incorporating a regenerative eco aware theme to his unique and creative art. His website Hubcap Creatures feature sculptures built utilizing hubcaps from automobiles. His creations take on a life of their own and represent sea creatures and animals. Ptolemy’s art has been commissioned by numerous corporations and private collectors alike and you’ll find his art in exhibitions in galleries throughout Europe.

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Andy Pilgrim is the Founder of Electronic Computer Services based in Florida. ECS is an IT consulting company he’s owned since 1989. In 2008 he started The Traffic Safety Education to help educate new drivers, parents, and teachers about driving safety. Andy has also been a professional racecar driver since 1984. He currently drives through GM Racing for Team Cadillac ATS-R. He’s earned 63 wins in 10 different series and has 5 professional Championship Wins. He finished 116 consecutive IMSA races. The #92 Mobil 1 Corvette that he races in 1991 is on permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. as the only example of an American-built GT sports car and his name’s on the roof!

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Justin Lapriore runs LetsMakeMedia, a modern digital video production company showcasing the art of craft through short films. LetsMakeMedia forges short documentary style films with an easily recognizable style, capturing automobiles, music, food and drink, as well as the artists/craftsmen and women who create and maintain these arts. But it is the automobile which is closest to Justin’s heart, and his fascination undoubtedly started as a toddler with post-bath hair drying rides in his father’s 289 Shelby Cobra.

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Colin McLemore is the Founder at Mac’s Tie Downs in Sandpoint, Idaho. He started his company in 1993 realizing a need for high quality and safe tie-down systems for trailer sand truck beds. His patented VersaTie Tracks and Connectors have become the standard in the industry used by the best trailer builders in the country. Mac’s TieDowns sell a complete line of track, connectors, deck and specialty hardware and straps on their website. - See more at: http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/320-colin-mclemore/?preview=true&preview_id=4182&preview_nonce=209bc79294#sthash.EaQquVk9.dpuf

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Peter Zawadzki is the Founder and CEO of Classics and Exotics. Operating in Massachusetts he brings a new and unique “sharing economy” in to the car enthusiast’s garage. Classic and exotic car enthusiasts can now offset their car ownership costs by renting their cars to pre-screened, highly qualified renters. Whether a person is looking for a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air for a night out on the town or a 1979 Ferrari 308 for a drive down the coast, Classics&Exotics connects owners with renters and is free to join with no costly membership fees. Peter’s ultimate goal is to introduce a new generation of enthusiasts into the joy of classic and exotic car ownership.

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John Wessels lives in South Africa and has been building model cars for decades. In 2004 it was his automotive passion that lead him to start designing and creating automotive sculptures. He founded AutCourture after showing his retro-deco designs at Techno Classics Essen in 2005. John established relations with two contacts, one in Holland and the other in England where his metal and painted metal sculptures are represented and sold to discerning collectors from around the world.

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Jesse Iwuji, a Naval Academy graduate, is a surface warfare officer with two deployments under his belt. Assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California he spends his weekends at racetracks competing with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series team. When Jesse’s not on the track you’ll find him driving his Corvette on the wonderful roads around Laguna Seca. Jesse recently received approval to drive in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.

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Casey M. Annis is the Publisher and Editor at Parabolica Publishing where they produce Vintage Racecar/Vintage Roadcar magazine, the Petersen Museum’s Finish Line and Petersen Quarterly, Alfa Owner, and The Oily Rag magazines. He founded Parabolica Publishing in 1997 after a career in biology, anatomy and neurobiology. Along with this passion for automobiles Casey is a long distance open-ocean paddleboard racer who’s competed in the 32-mile Catalina to Manhattan Beach race and the 32-mile Molokai to Oahu race.

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John Kleven started his first business at the age of 12 and is entrepreneurship hasn’t slowed. In 2005 John and long time friend Benjamin Nussbaum opened Metropolitan Detail in Lynwood, Washington. There they care for their customers vehicles and provide them with loaners, a service few detailer’s provide. In addition to detailing vehicles Metropolitan Detail applies XPEL paint protection, dent removal and paint correction, window tinting, and more. They also offer a boutique where customers can purchase products at their facility or on their website.

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Dan Quarnstrom is the author of Joyride Flatout, his new book about hot rods and dream machines. He is a veteran 3D and visual development designer based in Los Angeles, who spent more than 15 years as a creative director, art director, and designer at the award-winning Rhythm & Hues Studios. Over the course of his career, he has worked on several animated films, designed the iconic Coca-Cola polar bears during the '90s, and seen his designs featured in Rolling Stone. Dan teaches at Art Center College of Design, The Laguna Academy, and the Art Institute. Whether it's a rock-and-roll poster, character design, fantasy environment, or 3-D animation, Dan loves to bring ideas to life.

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Harold Cleworth is known as the “Painter Laureate of the car”. His lifetime of work grace homes, offices, and galleries, around the world. He’s painted album covers for the Rolling Stones, The Who, and automotive pieces for manufacturers, celebrities, drivers, and enthusiasts who commission paintings of their automobiles. He’s created upwards of 300 works on canvas over the years and thousands of posters and prints. Harold has just released his book An Artfulllife. It’s his legacy and presents his lifetime of work that represents his style and masterful impressions of the automobile over time. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Howard on July 1, 2014 when he appeared on Cars Yeah as my 22 guest and it’s wonderful to welcome him back to talk about his new book.

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Vu Nguyen is the Executive Director of the Porsche Club of America. The PCA puts on more than 3,000 events annually in 13 different Zones that contain 144 Regions including the Club’s Annual Porsche Parade. Vu joined the PCA in 2005 when the club had just over 52,000 members and that number has swelled to over 71,000 today. Add affiliate and family members and that number is 115,000 people. He and the Executive Council manage the PCA National Office and oversee a vast number of programs and events for Porsche enthusiasts around the country. Did I mention his collection of over 400 1:18 model cars?

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Swiss-born Mark Stehrenberger is a car designer who lives alternately in Ventura, CA and Montreux, Switzerland. His conceptual car illustrations have been featured in magazines and books worldwide. His graphic and fine artworks hang in numerous private and corporate galleries. He has also established an international reputation for cutting-edge car design for car makers for after-market car products, sports equipment, shoes, luxury wristwatch and fashion accessories, as well as medical devices.

Mark has been teaching car design at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland and he is a judge at numerous concours events in the U.S. and Europe. In January 2015 he was awarded the honorary title “Car Man of the Year in Switzerland.

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Wallace Wyse is a fine artist, automotive historian, car design commentator, radio broadcaster on Autotalk, and advertising copywriter. He’s the author of ten automotive histories and his latest book, Way Beyond Barn Finds, The Story Behind Smokey Yunick’s Boss Mustang includes 49 other entertaining true tales from the world of rare and exotic car collecting. He’s an ace barn-finder himself, tracking down rare Rolls Royces, Bentley’s, Porsches, and more. This book is number three in his barn find series and includes incredible stories of adventure and reminds us those dream barn finds are still out there to be discovered. Wallace will be at the Concorso Italiano in Monterey this year as a vendor selling art and books.

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Raffaello Porro founded STUDIORPR in October of 2014 in Carpi, Modena, Italy. His company increases brand value by addressing external and internal stakeholders. He’s helped companies from around the globe in a variety of markets from high tech, space rockets, sailing and motor yachts, and luxury sports cars. He previously served as Communication Director at Automobili Lamborghini, FCA and Lancia. Raffaello was also the Manager of International Corporate Communications at Fiat in Turin Italy.

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Brian Graff is the President and Publisher of Highline Autos Magazine and Highline Autos.com in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2002 the company focuses on being the definitive source for distinguished automobiles. They showcase luxury, exotic, and classic automobiles that are for sale and present products and services available from the most prestigious luxury-style brands from around the world. His magazine is distributed around the country and the website provides features including cars for sale, events, products and more. His company is the hospitality sponsor at Concorso Italiano.

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Eric Keller is Business Development Manager for XPEL, the leading provider of paint protection film. XPEL designs, manufactures, and distributes a proprietary software and patented materials that are used my manufacturers and enthusiasts alike to protect paint, headlights, and automotive surfaces. Eric works with dealerships across the country to create effective paint protection film programs for their vehicles and customers. I am proud to say XPEL is on my vehicles. XPEL is a sponsor of the Concorso Italiano that takes place every August during the Monterey/Pebble Beach car week.

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Tony D’Amato is the Director of Event Marketing at Meguiar’s, the world’ leading surface care company. He’s a leading expert in his field, developing and directing programs from auto enthusiast events to motorsports programs including Meguiar’s NASCAR initiative. His passion for the automotive industry and the Meguiar’s brand are his ingredients for bringing enthusiasts and Meguiar’s together. Meguiar’s is a supporting sponsor for the Concorso Italiano that takes place every summer on the Monterey Peninsula during the Pebble Beach/Monterey historics week in California.

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Jim Schwarzkopf is a Principal at TDC Risk Management, a Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Collector Car Insurance Program Leader and sponsor of the Concorso Italiano. Jim has been an insurance professional for over 25 years. He specializes in providing risk management solutions for high net worth clients and the collector car market. He travels the country visiting automotive auctions and events with Barrett-Jackson offering unique and competitive insurance solutions. TDC Risk Management is a sponsor of the Concorso Italiano.

 

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Leanne Marin is entering her 8th season with the Insomnia Racing Team. As an active member of the Saskatchewan International Raceway (SIR) and the Saskatchewan Drag Racing Association (SDRA) she runs a 1,000 horsepower McKinney rear engine dragster and a 2,000 horsepower, super-charged, alcohol fueled, modified tractor competing in the 7,500 lb class across Western Canada. When she’s not racing Leanne is an Register Veterinary Technologist in the Veterinary Medical Center at the University of Saskatchewan and a holistic practitioner.

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Dustin Troyan is the founder of Connected Media Group. He started EuroSunday over ten years ago long before cars and coffee was a household term. This lead to Supercar Sunday, one of the largest car gatherings in the San Fernando Valley that takes place at the Westfield Promenade Mall. From there he created Motor4Toys, a charitable foundation that has raise over 5 million dollars of toys for needy children operating at 100% charity. Dustin writes a monthly magazine titled Driven World Magazine. And that was just last year alone. All this and he still has a day job at Connected Media Group, a company he founded that provides PR and Marketing for the Automotive marketplace.

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Michael Harley is the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Analyst at AutoWeb. AutoWeb is the first vehicle search engine with unique social sharing features that make searching for a car faster and more engaging. Prior to joining AutoWeb Michael was the West Coast Editor of Autoblog.com. His work as appeared in European Car, Excellence, and Panorama magazines. He sits on the board of directors at the Motor Press Club and his professional experience has offered him lots of seat time in some for the world’s most exotic automobiles.

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Alain Raymond is an automotive journalist, photographer, historian, and vintage racecar driver. He spent over 40 years as a professional technical translator and in the early 80s founded his own translation firm in Ottowa, specializing in the automotive field. He’s co-hosted automotive TV shows and published a weekly column on vintage cars and automotive history. He helps organize collectible automobile events, attends numerous vintage car shows, and competes in vintage racing events in his 1964 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC.

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 On this milestone, 300th episode of Cars Yeah, producer and host Mark Greene is interviewed by his son Blake. Enjoy a unique twist and learn a bit more about Mark and how Cars Yeah came to be.

Mark Greene is the producer and host of Cars Yeah, a five day a week podcast you can enjoy on the Cars Yeah website, iTunes, YouTube, and Stitcher. He’s a die-hard automotive enthusiasts and life long entrepreneur who started his first business at 14 years old when he founded Auto Care, a neighborhood detailing business. After 11 years as a creative director and partner in an advertising and graphic design firm, he then spent 20 years helping build Griot’s Garage as the V.P. of Marketing, Merchandising, and he was the President of the company before leaving to create his own business at Cars Yeah where the mantra is Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™.

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Juan Carlos Ferrigno is an artist who lives in Barcelona, Spain and has painted for over 25 years. When he was ten years old his father took him to his first F1 race in Buenos Aires and it was there that he was bit by the racing bug. He attended The Fine Art School and worked as an illustrator in Argentina and then he moved to Spain where he continued to draw and paint. He’s won the prestigious International Motoring Art competition and he’s worked with Planners International Events. His paintings hang in the homes of collectors around the world including racers, rock starts, and large international companies.

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The Ring brothers, Jim and Mike, have owned and operated Classic Auto Body in Spring Green, Wisconsin for more than 20 years. Their collision repair shop gets owner’s cars back on the road and it’s also a place where some of the most spectacular and creative handcrafted builds in the world emerge from. They also produce a line of billet accessories as well as fiberglass and carbon fiber body panels. Their builds have garnered a General Motors Best Chevrolet of Show award at SEMA and back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the year awards.

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Jason Godsil attended the Art Institute of Portland. In 2000 he founded Godsil Performance that morphed in to Exotica Motorsports in 2006. Next came Elite Carbon in 2008 where he built carbon fiber replacement parts for Ferraris and Lamborghinis along with body kits for other exotics. In 2010 he started Godsil Motorcars with a quest to create super luxury V16 vehicles. He’s a car designer who enjoys restoring, racing, autocross and high speed driving on road courses.

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Howard Mackert is the owner of Mac Auto, Mackert Automotive in Gig Harbor Washington. He started his business on September 15, 2001, three days after the 911 tragedy. Earlier in his career he spent 9 years in GM dealerships as a tech manager and field engineer helping resolve issues their 1-800 hotline couldn’t solve. He then trained independent diesel shops in electrical theory and electronic control systems. Born in 1955, the same year the small block Chevy was born, Howard’s always said, "Being a car guy was the way it would always be."

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Kyle Neal is the Marketing Manager of Partnerships and Events for Royal Purple, the world’s leading lubricant company. He currently spearheads all planning activities from concept to execution for automotive and sponsored racing events. He designs and builds display vehicles, trailer programs, and booths to promote product awareness and customer interaction. Kyle also creates Cause Marketing for Royal Purple’s sponsored youth programs. He was an integral part in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, the Red Bull Global Rallycross partnership, and their Indianapolis 500 sponsorship with driver Townsend Bell. That's Kyle above right with driver Townsend Bell at Indy.

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Peter Hageman is the chief judge for the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. He inherited his love of vintage cars from his father, acquiring his first car, a 1927 Packard, when he was just thirteen years old. He has been a regional Chairman of the Bentley Driver’s Club and a judge at numerous concours events around the world. Peter was on the forefront of the now popular preservation class concept in automotive collecting and he serves on the selection committee and is the Chief Class Judge in the Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours. He is one of the Founders of the Kirkland Concours, sits on the advisory committee at the LeMay Museum, and he attends events all over the globe including concours, rallies, and tours. His son Paul is a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Art Smith has been in the automotive business since 1986. He spent time with Volkswagen and Lexus and the last 13 years at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, North America’s oldest Ferrari dealer located in Portland Oregon. Now retired, he refuses to leave the world of automobiles and now cares for the late Ron Tonkin’s collection of over 50 cars, 25 of which are Ferraris including his first, a 1967 330GTS, 4 super cars, a 288 GTO, an F40, F50, an Enzo, Daytona Coupe, and a Spider not to forget a 1953 212 Vignale. The Ron Tonkin legacy includes their sponsorship 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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Neil d’Autremont operates Sidedraught City in Portland, Oregon. He’s a guy who’s career for 25 years was in insurance, medical bio-informatics but has turned to his passion for automobiles. In 2012 Sidedraught City was born where he runs a small store and a big shop he shares with master aluminum body restorer, Curtis Patience. There they specialize in selling car care products and racing accessories. Sidedraught City is a proud sponsor of the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance that takes place on the campus of Pacific University in Oregon.

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Paul Morrissette is the President of Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency, the division of the Chubb Corporation that works with many of America's most important car collectors on their insurance needs.  Chubb is a proud sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, the California Mille, Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance as and other prominent shows and rallies across the country. Paul has been with Chubb for 26 years, and has held various leadership positions in the United States and Canada.  He is a member of the Classic Car Club of America, the MG Car Club of England, and various car registries. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, 3 daughters, and spends his spare time in the garage with his 2 MG's.

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Eric Peterson is an entrepreneur, a father, and car collector in Portland, Oregon. Along with his wife Eric has built a small collection of mostly European sports cars. The Peterson’s founded Dream Drives for Kids and they use their cars to bring joy to children who are currently undergoing treatment for a variety of childhood illnesses. Their goal is to provide children with joy by taking the focus off of doctors and disease and putting it on Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Mercedes, and more. Eric is a sponsor and supporter of The Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance.

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César Pieri who was born in Brazil is heavily influences by his Italian family heritage and culture. While his career has contributed to being able to live around the globe his heart belongs to Lucca (Tuscany). He takes a multicultural approach to his passion and career in the automotive profession and lifestyle. He has been a professional automotive designer for over 13 years and currently spends a majority of his time in England as the Creative Design Manager at Jaguar’s Advanced Design Studio. Additionally César enjoys drawing and painting. One of his unique approaches to painting is to use the actual hoods of automobiles as a canvas that then become wall hangings in homes, garages, and galleries.

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Andy Cohen founded Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories in 1975. The emphasis was to offer enthusiasts the highest quality, exclusive accessories, for the world’s finest cars. He was the first to provide custom car covers, floor mats, Porsche design products, AMG performance enhancements, and the first to build custom Suburbans, and Lincoln Navigators. Andy sold the company sixteen years ago and today, Beverly Hills Motoring Accessories is back in the Cohen family. Their mission is the same as it was in 1975;  To offer the highest quality, exclusive accessories for new and high performance cars and trucks.

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Neil Jaffe is the President of Chequered Flag in Marina del Rey, California. Chequered Flag International was established in 1986. They are a group of dedicated car enthusiasts and classic car dealers, who for over 30 years have been sourcing and supplying quality west coast classics, vintage sports cars, exotic, luxury and American muscle cars to customers around the world. They have extensive contacts throughout the California car community, and can usually locate any classic, sports or vintage car that is not already in our multi-million dollar inventory.

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Pete Aylett is the great-grandson of a London carriage maker. He had a 25 year career as an automotive design engineer with British, German, American, and Japanese car companies. He worked for Ford and Lotus in England, Mercedes in Stuttgart, GM in Detroit, Nissan, and Mazda at the advanced design studios in California. Thirteen years ago he founded his own company:  Car Art, Inc. - selling art by renowned car designers, fine artists, and photographers.  Today, he represents 80 artists from 20 countries in the world’s largest online car art gallery, with 1,300 artworks of 130 different marques.  Peter is a member of the Motor Press Guild and a past member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Industrial Designers Society of America.

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Louise Noeth is a storyteller known for taking complicated subjects and making them entertaining and educational. She founded LandSpeed Productions in 1984 where she provides film and TV consulting, photography, writing, graphic design, and more. Her award-winning works have been published around the world. Dubbed LandSpeed Louise she concentrates on land speed racing and people who do extraordinary feats by designing, building, and driving fast cars, trucks, and motorcycles. She’s one of the few women journalists in the automotive field who’s also comfortable and competent behind the wheel.

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Ben Hsu is co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Japanese Nostalgic Car, the first North American publication dedicated to classic autos. Ben has singlehandedly raised the notoriety and appreciation of cool Japanese cars through books, his website, and live events. Since its founding in 2006, Japanese Nostalgic Car has become the premiere resource for not just the cars, but the culture surrounding these marques. The JNC brand also extends to apparel, accessories, and the JNC logo even appears on Hot Wheels cars produced by Mattel.

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

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David Carl Peters of Design Tech Graphics has been graphically designing cars for the biggest names in drag racing. Since starting his business in 1988 his graphic paint schemes have adorned over 1,200 cars and earned more than 100 “Best Appearing Car” awards. His client list is the who’s-who on the drag strip. Additionally David is a fine-art airbrush artist creating hundreds of limited-edition prints. His art and design in the drag racing world is now being compiled for publishing and these days he’s turned his eye towards the world of aviation ar

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Chris Anthony is an entrepreneur who’s created numerous ventures and businesses. He is the founder of Epic Wake Boats, a recognized leader in the sport boat industry. His companies include: EndLis Energy, a sulfer grapheme batter technology company, Flux Power an energy storage system, Apter Motors, manufacturer of the world’s most efficient commuter vehicles, Epic Boats a leader in resin infusion composites, WakeWorx a wakeboard and boating accessory company, the Epic Torque Roadster, and several others in the finance and brokerage industry. Chris continues his pursuit of world changing innovations that can both increase efficiencies and enhance the way people are transported and live.

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Raffi Minasian is a widely published automobile designer, illustrator, writer, historian, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Class Winner, and professor at the California College of the Arts DMBA program. His twenty+ year career includes aircraft interior design for Boeing, toys for Mattel and consumer products for Honeywell, Polaris, and Rainbird. He’s designed cars for Toyota, Subaru, Moal Coachbuilders, and The Franklin Mint. His work has been featured on numerous automotive television shows and he has achieved the “Award of Excellence” from Car Styling magazine and was part of the design/build team for the 2005 Americas Most Beautiful Roadster “Sedeuced”. Raffi has authored articles for numerous automotive magazines and his specialty manufacturing business has made thousands of reproduction parts for rare collector cars for over 20 years.

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Derek Hill, a Santa Monica native, comes from an automotive family that has left their marks around the world. He is the son of America’s first World Driving Champion, Phil Hill. Derek is most recently known for his work as a precision driver/actor in GM’s launch of Cadillac’s new ATS. Derek pursued a career in motorsports for over ten years, taking class wins in the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, and many others driving for the factory BMW M3 team. He’s working on a film documentary about his father’s life and is a judge and MC at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where his father won years ago. He’s an active vintage racer participating in the Le Mans Classics, Goodwood Revival, and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

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John Kruse is the Principal, Auctioneer, and Appraiser at Worldwide Auctioneers in Auburn Indiana. They conduct multiple yearly auction events, help customers find their special vehicles, conduct appraisals, handle logistics, and oversee private collection sales. John grew up in the auction business and has been actively involved with vintage motorcycles and collection management his entire life. He is a passionate automotive enthusiast and can be found attending concours and car events throughout the country.

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Lyn Smith is a forensic mechanic and the owner of Smith & Company in Akron, Ohio. He’s a lifelong drag racer, master mechanic, king of the one-liners, and a mechanical genius. He’s a Certified Master Mechanic who investigates vehicle accidents and provides mechanical explanations for the causes.

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Spike Feresten is the host of Esquire Network’s Car Mathmaker now entering its second season. Spike calls upon his years as an automotive expert to match the right car with the show’s guest. His career as a television comic writer is decades long and he’s wrote for Saturday Night Live. He’s written for David Letterman where he earned five Emmy nominations. Spike also wrote for the groundbreaking sitcom Seinfeld where he became Supervising Producer and garnered three additional Emmy nominations, one for the famous Soup Nazi episode. He’s hosted his own late night series Talkshow with Spike Feresten and he’s known as an expert in the automotive world. Spike continues to write and work in television and movies and he’s always looking for that perfect car.

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Markus Haub is an artists who was born in Germany and studied Transportation Design at the University of applied Arts in Pforzheim. He moved to Spain to work for Volkswagen and Renault in their design studios. In parallel he developed as an artist, painter, and photographer. Now living in Spain and Germany, he works as a designer and painter and shows his work in exhibitions and art fairs in Spain, France, Holland, Ireland, England, and New York. He’s been published in many magazines and his work has been displayed in many prestigious museums.

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Matt Myrick is the president of Busted Knuckle Films that he started in 2006. After filming his college off road trips friends began asking for copies of his adventures and Busted Knuckle Films was born. Today his YouTube channel has over 78 million views, his Facebook page has over a million fans and at his website you’ll find all sorts of off road fun from products to DVDs, videos and more. Matt participates in off road adventures every weekend and is truly living his passion while running a successful entrepreneurial enterprise.

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Alex Littlewood is the Founder and CEO of Motoroso.com, a website for enthusiasts to discover, connect, and purchase everything that powers their lifestyle. Alex Launched Motoroso in September 2014, and there are over 200 official brand profiles including: Chevrolet, Ducati, Porsche, BMW, DuPont Registry, and many more. Alex lives in the Silicon Valley where he's led a successful tech startup career, including being part of a team that was acquired by Google. Motoroso is his first startup venture and was recently accepted to Techstars, considered by many to be the #1 accelerator program in the world. Alex raced a motorcycle in the AFM and WERA road racing series, and can often be found on the track at Laguna Seca, Sears Point, and Miller Motorsports Park.

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Matt D’Andria is the co-host at CarCast with a podcast and video show Adam Carolla. He is also co-host on Shift & Steer with Brad Fanshaw, a past Cars Yeah guest along with Sammy Hagar’s son Aaron Hagar from Rat Runners Garage and Pete Chapouris, President of So-Cal Speed Shop, another guest here on Cars Yeah. Matt is the Executive Producer on the exciting feature film documentary, Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman that was released in May, 2015. Matt also hosted a Youtube show for GQ Magazine titled Car Collectors that featured celebrity car collections. In a single season that show earned over 2.5 million views.

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Howard Swig is a Bay Area native and lifelong car enthusiast. Like his brother David, who has appeared here at Cars Yeah, what started out as a hobby and automotive passion turned into a career. He worked in the Technical Department at Car and Driver magazine and then went on to work in the car retail business at buying/leasing broker Cartelligent. More recently Howard shifted his focus to vintage cars at the enthusiast website and marketplace Bring a Trailer where he was brought on to launch Bring a Trailer Auctions, which is turning out to be one of the best online venues for buying and selling mostly vintage cars. Howard is an active racer, competing in the Spec Miata series with NASA and SCCA at tracks around California. He is a supporter of the vintage racing community, campaigning the likes of prewar Chryslers, postwar Fiats, Alfas and even a Mercury Comet in events around California.

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Tom Hale spent two years at General Motors, another at Chrysler, and 17 years at American Motors as a Styling Designer. He then set out to pursue his passion in art and today has sold over three thousand original paintings to clients all over the world. He has received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society. He’s produced 59 commissioned event posters and his work can be found at the most prestigious concours events and galleries. He is a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and the American Watercolor Society.

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Colleen Boyle has been the President of T3RG Motorcycle Schools since 2003. T3RG is recognized by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for innovations in delivery of the their MSF curriculum. Colleen’s program provides a positive learning experience and encourages the goal of being a lifelong learner while having fun while safely riding a motorcycle. She serves as a board member on the Motorcycle Operator Safety Program (MOST) and has participated in two National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) assessment reviews and is a member of Colorado state’s State Motorcycle Safety Administrator conferences.

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Alan Wilson is an internationally recognized race facilities designer and development consultant who has designed and built 33 racetracks and consulted or designed almost 150 others. He was a national level competitor in car and motorcycle racing. He is one of the few managers to have operated major international events for World Championship Formula One, Superbike, Indycars, NASCAR, IMSA GTP, SCCA and many others. He’s earned numerous awards world-wide. His most recent tracks built include the Thermal Club in Palm Springs, Inje Speedium in Korea, and SpeedPark Ningbo in China.

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TJ Grewal, or just Teej to his friends, is a wandering photographer and illustrator with work published in various publications. Self described, TJ has an unhealthy obsession with cars and design. A career as a tech executive has afforded his automotive and design obsession, helping him move from a kid with lots of matchbox cars to a “grown up” with an eclectic set of cars to drive.

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Pete Cowic is the owner and operator of Ohio Metal Shaping located in Troy, Ohio. There he specialized in metal shaping, fabricating, and the restoration of classic and vintage automobiles. Pete is a graduate of Wyotec technical school and after spending 8 years working in restoration shops that restored concours level automobiles, Pete opened his own business.

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Myron Vernis has one of the most eccentric car collections in the world. At Jalopnik he’s known as Junkman and at his garage in Ohio he’s simply an automotive enthusiast with a taste for the unique, the odd, and the rare. He ran the Glenmore Gathering of Significant Automobiles for 18 years in Canton Ohio. He claims to have a bad case of automotive ADD. Just a few of his cars include: the XR-1, an Olson Eagle, the one off Hoffman X-8, an Aileron Spyder, a Paxton, and the Ghia 450SS. Myron has over 75 cars and he’s always looking for that next unique ride that few have seen or heard of. 

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Tim Considine is a photographer, producer, racer, author, consultant, and two-term President of the Motor Press Guild, the largest automotive press association in the U.S. He anchored the first live worldwide cybercast of the Indianapolis 500 and pioneered streaming audio internet reports from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He’s received the coveted Motor Press Guild Dean Batchelor Award and his epic, three-volume book Twice Around the Clock; The Yanks at Le Mans is in the works. He is a contributing editor of Road & Track and numerous other automotive publications. You will remember Tim from his appearance in Spin & Marty on Walt Disney’s original Mickey Mouse Club and in the TV series My Three Sons.

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Mike Phillips is the Director of Training at Autogeek. He is a car care professional who has been detailing and caring for vehicles since the 70s. At Autogeek, the on-line source for car care products, Mike trains their staff, hosts Autogeek’s detailing how-to videos. He provides the detailing tips segments on the My Classic Car TV show with Dennis Gage. He’s appeared on Two Guys Garage, Motorhead Garage and the What’s In The Garage TV show. With over 250 articles to his credit Mike is the expert in automotive surface care.

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Bob Green is a Master Instructor at Skip Barber Racing School and the Director of Survive the Drive.org. For over 22 years Bob has taught students the skills needed for high performance driving, racing, and emergency highway procedures. Survive the Drive is an educational community service, automotive violence-prevention program focused on high school age novice drivers. The goal is to teach them skills using a research-based approach to proper behavior behind the wheel and crash prevention.

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Eddie Alterman is the Editor-In-Chief at Car And Driver magazine, the largest monthly automotive title in the country. He took over the wheel in 2009 and has overseen a lauded redesign and bolstering of the brand’s digital and social media efforts. In 2013 Eddie was named to Complex Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Influential people in the Auto Industry.” Eddie is currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Dwight Knowlton is the founder of CarpeGear.com. It's where you can find his book 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. Now Dwight has a new book, The Greatest Race. It’s a story about the record-breaking win by Sir Stirling Moss at the 1955 Mille Miglia. Dwight’s teamed up with Sir Stirling to bring you this spectacular story about a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and his daring, high speed determination to not only win the race but set a new speed record. Dwight’s motto is Carpe Viam! Seize the Road and enjoy the journey.

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Mark Hyman is the founder of Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars located in St. Louis, Missouri. They specialize in the acquisition and sale of prewar classic automobiles and post war American collectible cars as well as pre and post war sports cars. Visit Mark in his beautiful facility or on his website and you’ll encounter an extremely wide variety of the most iconic vehicles ever built and some you have probably never seen before. Mark caters to collectors and museums both in the United States and Internationally.

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Brad Fanshaw is the President and CEO at Bonneville WorldWide. He’s an automotive fabricator, industrial designer, entrepreneur, radio host and TV personality. His companies include Bonspeed Wheels, apparel, watches and media. He is the winner of numerous design awards including the Ford Design Award, GM Design Award and Swiss Watch Design Award and he was the first to take an aftermarket company public; Boyd's Wheels in 1995. Brad also helped take Boyde Coddington, Chip Foose and Jesse James to TV fame. He was the co-host of “Car Warriors” on SPEED, he has a podcast “Shift and Steer” and was a Consulting Producer on “Car Chasers” for CNBC.

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Jason Engel is the founder and owner of Classic Recreations. He and his team of talented technicians and craftsmen have been modifying and custom fabricating high performance vehicles for more than 10 years. Each vehicle is built-to-order and their Mustangs are each a unique work of automotive art. You can order yours in a variety of configurations or Jason and his team will help you imagine the wildest dreams possible and build a car for you to your personal specifications.

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Alex Finigan is the Sales Manager at Paul Russell and Company where they restore and maintain the finest historic vehicles in the world. They perform a full range of care including: mechanical, coachbuilding, paint, upholstery, machining, research, parts, and much more. You’ll find Paul Russell and Companies work on the lawns of the finest concours events in the world. Alex was bitten by the car bug in 1959 and has worked on and restored automobiles ever since.

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Returning Cars Yeah guest Dominic Dobson made 65 starts driving Indycars between 1984-1994, including seven consecutive starts at 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. 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 he founded Motion Research Corporation. Currently Dominic is the National Club Auto Director for LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Dominic is dusting off his helmet and will return to the racecar to compete at Pike’s Peak Hillclimb in a Radical SR8 in June, 2015.

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Fred Simeone is the founder and Executive Director of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum opened in June of 2008 in an old engine remanufacturing building. The 80,000 square foot building houses an incredible collection of over 65 racing sports cars that encompass the words of John Stuart Mill, “Competition is indispensable to progress.” You will enjoy marques including Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Delahaye to name just a few. At the museum you will enjoy seven decades of the “spirit of competition” plus rotating exhibits to keep you coming back for more. Fred is a retired neurosurgeon who donated the cars to a charitable foundation that survives on events and philanthropy.

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Mike Lempert owns and operates Lempert Wheels in Charleston, South Carolina. After retiring from a 28 year career in telecommunications Mike accelerated head first into his passion, the classic car hobby. He was originally going to sell specialty parts but after building his first wood rimmed steering wheel the focus of his business became clear. Mike crafts unique, custom steering wheels for all kinds of classic automobiles working with exotic woods from all over the world. He also restores vintage steering wheels for those who want authenticity in their classic cars.

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Matt Hardigree is a writer and car journalist who frequently reminds people he's from Texas even though he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. As Executive Director of Jalopnik, Gawker Media's automotive site, he oversees a large staff dedicated to entertaining and occasionally informing the biggest and most enthusiastic audience of young car fans in the world. Matt frequently appears on CNN, ABC News, the BBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, Marketplace, and other outlets to provide his expertise on a variety of topics. Before his seven years as a writer and editor at Jalopnik, Matt worked as a political consultant and speechwriter for campaigns around the country. He is also an award-winning playwright and chili cook.

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Allen Stephens is the Chairman of the 2015 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, located near Portland, Oregon. A life-long automobile enthusiast, Allen caught the car bug as a child riding in his father’s Kougar Jaguar to local shows and racing events. Allen is past president of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Portland Section, and is a certified Concours judge. His car collecting focus is on German automobiles, and he is currently restoring a 1972 Mercedes coupe. A graduate of Oregon State University, his professional career has spanned from Marketing to Human Resources, and today Allen is a HR Operations Manager at Intel in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Ford W. Heacock III is a veteran insurance professional with a passion for collector cars. He grew up in the racing community of Sebring, Florida where his family was intimately involved in the 12 Hours of Sebring throughout the 1950s and 60s. His grandfather, Ford Heacock Sr, was Chairman of the Sebring race in the early years. Ford created the SVRA (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) and Vintage Motorsport magazine, which he founded in the early 1980s. In 1989, he began offering his insurance expertise to car collectors and as a result, Heacock Classic is now recognized nationally as a leader in the collector car insurance business. Ford is the founder and host of the annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival held each October in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Today he is an active participant in the car hobby as a car collector, vintage racer, car show judge, car show host, and collector car insurance specialist.

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Jonathan Cats is the General Manager of Cats Exotics in Lynwood, Washington. He and his father have turned their automotive passion in to one of the biggest and most respected exotic and collector dealerships in the US. Cat’s Exotics specializes in the hard-to-find automobile. The Cats motto is “If we don’t have it, we can find it.” holds true. At any time their inventory is a mix of everything from muscle cars, street rods, domestic and foreign sports and super cars to the newest exotic and luxury vehicles. Jonathan has enjoyed a life growing up around amazing vehicles and is taking the family business to the next level.

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Butch Dennison is the owner of Dennison International Motorsports in Puyallup, Washington. He has over 35 years of racing experience and with his talented team they have been building vintage race cars, restoring Award Winning Concours and collector cars for automobile enthusiasts. Know for their motto, Quality that Goes, Dennison International prides themselves in building, restoring, maintaining and racing vintage automobiles that are used as intended. Butch’s past includes working with Pete Lovely, Al Unser Sr., Mario Andretti, and Scott Brayton. His business also provides transportation and track-side service for vintage racing, rally’s, tours, and concours events around the world.

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Jon “Thunderlungs” Lundberg is the owner of Southwest Valuations in Oro Valley Arizona. His firm appraises unique, exotic, historic, and racing motor vehicles. He’s an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Jon’s been the voice of drag racing announcing national and regional events starting back in 1955. He’s known as The Voice of Drag Racing a title according him in 1963. and has been on television in multiple markets throughout his long career. He was elected to three terms on the SEMA Board of Directors and has consulted on many business development projects. Jon is an inductee in numerous motorsports and drag racing organizations.

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Since 2004, Mark Hicks has been the General Manager and Chief Inspiration Officer at Chin Motorsports. He has over 600 lifetime days on the race track and over 50,000 laps at 45 different road courses in North America, Europe, and New Zealand. Mark currently, spends time behind the wheel in a Porsche Cayman, Acura NSX, Subaru BRZ, a Spec Miata, and pretty much any OPC (other people's cars). After all that, Mark has learned that he's got a lot to learn about being a great driver.  And, as often said, "behind every good man, there is a great woman", Mark's wife Maria is the co-manager of Chin Motorsports, and she coaches him!

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Nick Veasey is a man with x-ray vision who lives in Kent in the United Kingdom. He creates art that shows what it is really like inside his subjects. Nick works with radiographic imaging equipment and takes photographic art to another level. His images are a classic example of the fusion between art and science and they take us on a journey into a world otherwise unseen. While he works with many different objects it is his work with automobiles, equipment, motorcycles and people that brings him to Cars Yeah. Creating art with radiation is complex and dangerous. You can find his work at fine art galleries around the world and in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Paul Magee is the founder of 95 Customs.com, a place fueled by motor culture. Paul’s an industrial designer with an irrational love of cars and bikes. He has lead design teams for large corporations and he’s been awarded 75 design and utility patents. He’s a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), The Design Management Institute (DMI), and the Sports Car Club of America. He has served on the Board of Directors for IDSA and actively serves in board advisory roles for the SCCA and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Paul campaigns an F Modified formula car in the SCCA Solo program and he has earned 12 National Tour and ProSolo victories.

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Ryan Staub is a Partner in the Affinity division at Lockton, the largest privately-held insurance brokerage firm in the world.  He established the Lockton Affinity Motorsports team to meet the emerging and changing insurance needs of participants and organizations involved in motorsports.  Lockton Motorsports provides HPDE and track day participants with options to insure their cars on track, insurance packages tailored to the needs of amateur racers and professional teams, and insurance solutions for event organizers and tracks.  Ryan is a HPDE instructor for all the major car clubs, a Chief Driving Instructor for the Kansas City Chapter of BMW CCA, races with BMW CCA Club Racing and the World Racing League, and he has won multiple SCCA Midwest Division Championships.

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Gama Aguilar is a technology and racing junky.  Originally born in Mexico, he grew up in his dad’s shop and it was there that his passion for cars was hard-coded.  After several years of working in the bleeding edge of technology at Hewlett Packard, Intel and Microsoft, he decided to try and disrupt the motorsports industry with Track Attack.  Track Attack is a GPS based lap timer, video recorder and sharing platform for Windows Phone, iOS and Android phones. Gama is an avid racer, going on his second year competing in the PRO3 class and Time Trials with NASA.  When he’s not on the track, you’ll find him working as a Senior Product Planner at Microsoft, training on a simulator using Forza and iRacing.

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Bodie Stroud is the CEO and Founder of Bodie Stroud Industries in Sun Valley, California. He and his talented team design, build, and fabricate cars, trucks, custom chassis, and suspension components. His work spans over 20 years and his designs and builds have earned the Ford Design Award – Best of Show at SEMA. Bodie is the co-host on Travel Channel’s Rock My RV with Brett Michaels and he was featured on Speed Channel’s Hot Rod TV where his work on Tim Allen’s 1968 Copo Camaro was chronicled. He’s built cars for Johnny Depp, Johnny Knoxville, and Tim Allen along with a host of other enthusiasts.

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Chris Szwedo has over 25 years of experience in videography, writing, and editing. He’s the recipient of national and regional EMMY nominations and a category winner of The Motor Press Guild Dean Batchelor Award for excellence in automotive journalism. Along with work in a variety of fields Chris has created automotive videos on Ralph Lauren’s automobile collection and signature works for Public Television distribution including Lime Rock park: The secret Valley of Racing and A Gullwing At Twilight: The Bonneville Ride of John Fitch.

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Sean Tucker is the great-grandson of automotive visionary Preston Tucker and the Co-Owner of Preston Tucker LLC. He is an Automotive Engineer by trade and has over 10 years of experience in design, development, and manufacturing with some of the world’s leading car and truck brands. Sean currently works as a Quality Engineer at a leading truck manufacturer and consults at Ida Automotive and Rob Ida Concepts. One of Sean’s current projects includes assisting in the design and fabrication of the Tucker Torpedo concept car – a project led by Rob Ida to build the car that Sean’s great- grandfather, Preston Tucker, imagined before the Tucker ’48 but was never able to build. Rob Ida has been a guest here on Cars Yeah.

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David Dickinson is the creator and editor of The Old Car Nut Book series. David’s books provide an opportunity for people to share their stories about life around cars and how the old car hobby has enhanced their lives.  His first two books, The Old Car Nut Book #1 and #2 have been received with open arms. David has now published a third book, The Old Car Nut Book #3: “A century of travel across America”, focusing on enthusiast’s stories about travel. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Automotive Historian Award from the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame. David is the first Cars Yeah guest to return to the show and I’m proud to say he accepted a story from me about a trip I took with my son up the California Coast in our Beck Spyder. David is pictured above with hot rod legend Johnny D'Agostino.

As a gift to our Cars Yeah listeners David is offering something special for any of you who want to acquire a signed copy of his newest book, The Old Car Nut Book #3: A century of travel across America. See http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/david-dickinson-2/

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