Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

Peter Wallman is a Consultant at Kidston SA Company located in Geneva, Switzerland. Kidston is a company that’s been in the automotive business for 30 plus years. Today, he works out of London as a consultant for the Kidston business in the United Kingdom. He has extensive knowledge of sports and racing cars from the 1950s and 60s. While in Milan, he consigned a fine selection of cars from the Laidlaw collection from Italy for the inaugural and record-breaking Automobiles of London Auction. One of his many career highlights was consigning the ex-Fangio 1956 Works Ferrari 290 MM to RM Sotheby’s New York Auction in 2015. Peter is also a dedicated enthusiast of classic Riva wooden boats. Some of his auto collection includes a 1961 Jaguar E-Type, a Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, and an original 1961 Riva Ariston. 

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Bruce McCallum is the owner of Epic-Exposure, a professional digital content creation business, where he is a photographer offering multi-faceted image creation focusing on action, adventure, and automobiles. His studio is 3,000 square feet plus a variety of mobile access platforms that allow for remote, difficult to reach, weather-impaired photo assignments. He shoots portraits to automobiles and offers an on-site large format printing service. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest Bruce has worked in the fishing industry, raced motorcycles, was a long-time Microsoft employee; however, it was his passion for photography and automobiles and people where he focuses his time and talents today.

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Bruno Silikowski is the President at AutoMotorPlex in Chanhassen, Minneapolis. Founded in 2008, AutoMotorPlex was an idea that was born in a garage and built from a passion for automobiles. It’s a private garage condominium complex that has become the “place to be” for all motorsport enthusiasts and provides owners with a comfortable place to house their collections with access to an engaged community of like-minded automotive enthusiasts. You own your space and can decorate and outfit your ultimate garage to your wildest dreams. Bruno’s second facility is located in the suburb of Medina and will include up to 40,000 square feet of retail space integrated into the campus. The AutoMotorPlex was designed by and for motorsport enthusiasts.

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Derek DeBoer is a race car driver who currently drives for the Racers Group in a Porsche, Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR/Evo. He’s an Ashland, Oregon native who grew up in a family where racing and the love of cars was the center of everyday life. His grandfather raced on dirt car circuits and his father ran a Top Alcohol dragster. In college, Derek was a pro-level wakeboarder and is today part of a start-up company designing and manufacturing wakeskates. He started his racing career 18 years ago at Laguna Seca in a Formula Dodge. He’s raced in the Formula Renault Open Wheel Series and the ST class of Grand Am. Derek has won at Le Mans, had a top 10 finish at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, ran multiple times at the 25 hours at Thunderhill, and competed in many IMSA Continental Tire Series races. He found a home racing in Aston Martins and Lamborghinis for The Racer’s Group and competed in the Pirelli World Challenge racing in both the GTS and Sprint X categories. His 2016 season included two wins at Road America and Utah Motorsports Campus and seven podium finishes at Laguna Seca, Circuit of the Americas, and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. You can also find Derek on his Amazon Prime TV show Fastlife.

 

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Emmet O’Brien is a Co-Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of NOH2O Limited, a company he established in Dublin, Ireland with his father, Eoin O’Brien, in 2007. He is also the brains behind their unique, specialty products and services, after determining a major gap in the market for an eco-friendly, convenient car-care solution. NOH20 manufactures and distributes a line of unique, waterless cleaning products for automobiles. From 2000 to 2009, Emmet was a successful, professional racing driver in the FIA World Touring Car Championships and FIA European Touring Car Championships where he finished second in 2006. During this time, he represented and raced professionally for several major international manufacturers including BMW, VW Group, Ferrari, and Coca-Cola. 

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Jamie Kitman, a lawyer, is an award-winning journalist who writes about cars, the automobile industry for Automobile Magazine, for whom he has written a monthly column (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) for 25 years. The former US editor of England's CAR and Top Gear magazines, he's contributed to dozens of other publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The Nation, GQ, Harper's, Men's Journal, and Newsweek. His report on The Secret History of Lead (gasoline) for The Nation won the IRE medal for investigative magazine reporting and his column for Automobile won the National Magazine Award for commentary, the only time a car magazine or car magazine author has ever won an award from the august editors' group who choose winners. The owner of dozens of old cars, Jamie is particularly fond of old Lotuses, Lancia, Rovers, MGs, Jaguars, Volvos, and Peugeots, but also owns a '68 International Travelall, a Saab and a Morris Minor pickup. Jamie recently set up a business that supplies cars (not just his own)  to movies and television programs shooting in New York, working recently on director Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film, The Post. For the past thirty years, Jamie has also served as president of The Hornblow Group USA, Inc., a full-service music management company. 

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Joe DiFiore is the owner of DiFiore’s Auto Detailing in Norwich, Connecticut. He’s been in business for over 30 years, is an IDA certified owner/operator and has cared for over 35,000 vehicles. What began as just another routine chore while growing up in Cleveland, turned in to a business when he was just 17 years old, and that was back in 1978. In 1983, he purchased a building for his detailing business and on August 14th, 1988, he opened that facility to continue to grow his company. Joe served in the US Submarine Force from 1979 until 1984, was the Southeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year and is currently the Chair of the IDA Membership Committee.

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Jon Summers is an automotive historian, researcher, and consultant. A Roman Historian by training, Jon is embedded in the concours and museum communities, serving as a VIP/Sponsor show field tour guide, judge, or emcee at various concours, including Pebble Beach. He interned at the National Motor Museum in England, was a Docent at the Blackhawk Museum for nearly a decade and advised for the newly re-opened Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. Jon is an autoblogger, new car road tester, and has television and film production experience including appearing on National Geographic and Discovery Channels. He’s also a producer and writer for the Mullin Automotive Museum and an instructor at the Revs Institute at Stanford University.

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Roger Falcione is the founder of ClassicCars.com. He was one of the first to understand the importance of online classifieds in relation to the classic car market. He created a ground-breaking online marketplace built on the love of technology and classic cars. Ten years later, the company has seen tremendous growth and in 2015, 2016 and 2017, it was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States as part of the Inc. 5000. In 2018, the marketplace attracts over 2.5 million visits a month, has 30,000 vehicles for sale, supports the largest online network of classic car dealers and auction houses, and delivers daily industry-leading news coverage. ClassicCars.com has become the trusted home of the collector car enthusiast.

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Jason Tang, a photographer capturing shapes and lines of automobiles, has an innate sense for capturing every nuance of cars and has been doing so a for over 20 years. What began as a hobby developed into a full-fledged professional career. Through many years of working with a number of mentors, Jason sharpened and focused his skills. His lifelong fascination with cars and photography merged to create a career of passion. Jason has owned a number of special cars ranging from the relatively mundane to supercars. Currently, his garage holds marques from Audi, BMW, Porsche, McLaren, Toyota, and Ducati. I’ll also add that Jason is a friend of mine who lives up here in the Pacific Northwest who has photographed my iconic Porsche Turbo Orange Crush, and he is the first deaf guest to grace the Cars Yeah podcast.

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Sandra Button has been the Chairman of the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance since 2002. She was the Executive Director for decades prior and has helped to inspire and guide the growth of the collector car hobby into a truly global celebration of the automobile. Sandra participates and officiates automotive events from Asia and the Middle East to South America. She and her husband, Martin, have an eclectic collection of automobiles that they drive in events including the Mille Miglia, the 1000 Millas Sport Argentina, the London to Brighten Veteran Car Run and many others. She’s a member of the Royal Automobile Club, the Classic Car Club of America, the Motor Press Guild, and the Society of Automotive Historians.

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Richard Thompson is a creative director & photographer in Los Angeles, California whose body of work includes automotive projects with marques such as BMW, Bentley, Chevrolet, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Pagani Automobili, and a variety of personal projects focused on classic cars. He attended The Savannah College of Art and Design and it was at a race track down the road while he was shooting cars, where the drivers first asked if his images were for sale. Richard’s deep technical knowledge from his passion for cars extends to the camera and these skills became complementary, uniting production know-how with innate appreciation for detail in order to get the most out of every shot. You’ll find his images in major automotive magazines, manufacturer advertisements, and in art publications around the world.

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Tom Putnam is the founder of BeeLine, a company he and his buddy Mark Jenner created to make journeys better. They design and build simple, smart products that make getting around a pleasure. It’s a navigation tool for bicycles that is focused on helping you better experience the world around you. Tom’s love for adventure stems from spending his infancy in Zambia, camping trips in the Welsh hills, hitch-hiking from Buenos Aires to New York and driving Land Rovers through the Congo. Then there was dirt bike riding in the Sahara and the Savannah in Kenya. Tom’s worked in several other industries, was an officer in the British Army and he studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol.

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Steve Lang is the Co-Developer of the Long-Term Quality Index. It is a study covering over 1.8 million used vehicles that have been professionally inspected by ASE Certified Mechanics. His vast experience with the used car market and having liquidated over 10,000 used vehicles for an automotive finance company has given Steve an insiders view of the reality of the used car market. In January of 2013 he and Nick Lariviere developed the Long-Term Quality Index to create the real story about used vehicles. Steve is also a long time automotive auctioneer, car dealer, and feature writer who has been fortunate enough to share his unique world of auctioning and purchasing experiences with millions of readers.

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Ryan Harrison is the Owner of Rain Drops Detailing Supply located in Bangor, Pennsylvania. His career began in car audio with a focus on custom installations. Then he migrated back to his passion for detailing. Ryan spent years as a mobile detailer while establishing an online car care business and Rain Drops Design Studios, a design and graphics business. Along with his fiancé, Lenni Rae, they now operate out of a two-bay lift and a showroom. He and Lenni Rae provide full detailing services including paint correction and ceramic coatings. Their car care supply business offers several major brands including Angelwax, Gtechniqu, ADG, IGL, QP-On, Nanoskin, Autofiber, Black Pearl, Adam’s Polishes, and Solution Finish.

 

 

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Marek Polcak is a co-founder and CEO of the startup VRgineers, where they develop and produce high-end, enterprise, VR headsets. Due to VRgineers’ exclusive and patented optical system and the use of the latest technologies, XTAL, the company’s flagship product, produces the crispest image and provides the most immersive experience currently offered on the market. With some of VRgineers’ clients, such as BMW, Audi, ŠKODA AUTO and Opel, Marek and his team have gained great traction within the automotive industry and they are committed to bringing virtual reality into other sectors, including architecture, training simulation, and the medical industry.

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Kevin Bobbitt is the Director of Marketing and Communications at iRacing.com in Bedford Massachusetts. iRacing is the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation. They put you in the driver’s seat by allowing members to experience today’s newest form of competitive motorsports; virtual racing. iRacing is an ultimate global racing portal allowing you to experience NASCAR, World of Outlaws Sprint cars, open wheel IndyCar racing, Australian V-8 Supercar, IMSA Prototype or Touring Cars and FIA Grand Prix racing. Kevin’s been with iRacing since 2007, he’s an avid soccer fan and player of that sport, a racing enthusiast, and most call him a Porsche nut! Nothing wrong with that Kevin, I share your affliction.

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Ingo Schmoldt has been photographing fantastic subjects since he was a teenager. His longtime love affair with automobiles has focused his artistic energies on cars, the people who own them, and the events at which they appear. Shooting for various magazines, Ingo has covered some of the most iconic motor events in the world including the Monterey Car Week, Villa d’Este and the Goodwood Revival. He’s also a regular at motorsport events including the 25 Hours of Thunderhill where he’s able to document many phases of the human condition along with the racing itself. His photography has spurred his unique artwork that starts with a photograph, but through digital manipulation, appear to be more of an illustration. Ingo is also starting a new company called Genau AutoWerks, which will assist people in selling their cars and will also produce video content, t-shirts, and other accessories.

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Bob Merlis is the founder of FeralCars.com and its more recent offshoots, Feral Cars on Instagram and Feral Cars on Facebook.  Bob has had an ongoing career in the music industry dating back to the late ‘60s but his abiding interest in automobiles and automotive history dates back even further.  He is currently a contributing writer at Automobile Magazine where his Collectible Classic features run regularly.  He has been a regular contributor to Car and Driver and has also written for the New York Times, New West, Feature and served as Car Culture Editor for LA Style. He contributed automotive chapters to The Catalog of Cool (Warner Books) and its sequel, Too Cool (St Martins). He was the curator for The Petersen Auto Museum’s Cars and Guitars of Rock ‘n’ Roll exhibit in 2001 and, again, for Cars & Guitars of Rock ‘n’ Roll 2 in 2006.  

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Carson Lev is the founder of Redphin Productions, a licensing and marketing agency specializing in the automotive industry. Along with his son Aaron, their daily focus is the exclusive management of the brands and trademarks owned by some of the biggest companies and celebrity names in the automotive world. Their services include everything from marketing programs to conceptual design work. Growing up in Southern California Lev was immersed in the hot rod car culture. His early career included biomedical product development, computer technology and automotive design and manufacturing. His client list is vast and includes many international brands and accomplished builders and designers. Carson has hosted and been a featured guest on numerous hot rod and automotive related television and radio programs. He was inducted into the Inaugural Class for the Die-cast Hall of Fame in 2008 and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by California State University, Long Beach.

 

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Aaron Hagar is an artist, designer, and entertainer and he is the owner of Rat Runners Garage in South Lake Tahoe, California. Rat Runners Garage is about the “Art of Resurrecting and Preserving Old Metal”. This is an art-based, hot rod and custom shop where he and his team create outrageous and over-the-top Rat Rods, motorcycles, painting, and original art. Utilizing and preserving old relics in his builds, Aaron and his crew love to re-purpose objects when creating their full-blown hot rods. His focus is to pass along the love and passion of traditional hot rodding mixed with the modern lifestyle of Kustom Kulture. You’ll see Aaron on an upcoming episode Jay Leno’s Garage, and he’s also been working with Sammy Hagar’s Rock and Roll Road Trip. He’s the new host on Design, Cut, Build on YouTube Podcaster alongside  Brad Fanshaw and Matt D’Andrea on Shift & Steer. No doubt a bit of Aaron’s talents came from his father, rock star Sammy Hagar.

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Chris Muller is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys creative writing and lives in Southbury, Connecticut. He just launched PITFUND, a social, funding, and marketplace platform built exclusively for the racing community. PITFUND allows racers, teams, tracks, the media, manufacturers, and fans to connect and support each other. PITFUND is also race, vehicle, and geography agnostic. It’s free to sign up, be social, and get your racing goals funded. 

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Karl Noakes is a photographer who loves the Pacific Northwest car scene. In his photography, he strives to build a visual connection between people and passion for their automobiles. Karl spent some time as a co-driver in the Group B World Rally Cars in the United Kingdom Championships when he lived across the pond. He settled in the Seattle, Washington area in 2008 after moving from the U.K. His work was recently published in several magazines and books including Porsche Club of America, Ferrari Club North West, MG Sports Cars, and the Porsche 912 Registry. Karl’s owned a lot of fast Fords, hot hatches, BMWs, and he’s currently on his third Porsche, a 2010 C4S. I met Karl at our local Exotics @ Redmond Town Center Car Show.

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Ellen Spear is the President and CEO of Heritage Museums & Gardens located in Sandwich, Massachusetts. She previously served as President and CEO of Hancock Shaker Village in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Ellen served as Executive Director of the USS Constitution Museum in Boston and she was the VP for Development, Marketing, and Public Relations at the American Textile History Museum. Heritage Museums & Gardens is the largest public garden in Southern New England having 100 acres of magnificent grounds and trails on the banks of the Shawme Pond in Historic Sandwich. There are three gallery buildings housing permanent exhibits of world-class automobiles, a working vintage carousel, American folk art, and featured special exhibitions. Currently, a special display titled Start Your Engines features Cars and Stars of the Indy 500.

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Katie Osborne is a television reporter and host on PowerNation TV, number 1 in the automotive how-to. The show airs on Paramount, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports. She is also a reporter for Mecum Car Auctions on NBC Sports, a trackside reporter for Snocross on CBS Sports and a  digital pit reporter for the IndyCar Series. She manages to split her career between TV reporting and hosting for Fox Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, NHL, NFL, X Games, live event hosting and fashion designing. Katie grew up as a competitive, national level swimmer and earned a Sports Communication-Broadcast Degree from Indiana University, “Go Hoosiers”! She coordinated several Make-A-Wish experiences and works alongside several foundations serving the community. She is also working to create the FindJoy-Project:  a virtual crossroads for companies and individuals to share life lessons and to share positive stories to help others to find joy in their lives.

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Tim Esterdahl is an award winning, freelance automotive journalist who lives in Western Nebraska. He has published work in many major publications including the Boston Globe, Chicago Sun Times, Truck Trend, Four Wheeler, Motor1, Pickuptrucks.com, and more. Tim’s focus is covering pickups and SUVs along with classic pickups. He also hosts the Pickup Truck + SUV Talk podcast and oversees the brand’s YouTube, website, and social media channels. In addition to covering the industry, he is currently writing a restoration book on 1960 through 1966 Chevy C10 pickups. 

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Kyle Marcelli is a professional sports car racer. For 2018, he races as part of the 3GT Racing team, driving the #14 Lexus RC F GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Kyle also races for Roush Performance / KohR Motorsports in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at the wheel of the #60 Ford Mustang GT4, and in the PFAFF Motorsports in their #13 Porsche Cayman GT4 in the Pirelli World Challenge and for Fields Racing in their #96 Chevrolet Camaro TA2 in the Trans Am Series. His career started in go karts and single seaters before making a debut in the American Le Mans Series in 2010. He’s been part of successful programs in Prototype and GT racing in the European Le Mans Series, the Grand Am Rolex SportsCar Series, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Pirelli World Challenge, and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Series.

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Linda Weldon Feldhorn is an automotive photographer who just launched her latest book Road Racing – Drivers of the 60's and 70's. It takes you on a journey with an incredible cast of talented drivers in American road racing via a 100 page,hardcover book. Back in those days, Linda was unique, being a female sports photographer. Her images brought a special humanity to a dangerous, male-dominated sport. A trip to Riverside International Raceway and a meeting with Sir Sterling Moss provided her access to the inner-world of racing, along with the people involved and that turned into many years of capturing racing images. Linda also worked in the entertainment industry as a set photographer for films, TV commercials, and television sports shows. She’s been a casting director, stylist, script supervisor, and even a stunt double. She’s a member of the Checkered Flag 200 Club, participates in rally events, and collects vintage cars alongside her husband, Bill Feldhorn. 

And today, one lucky Cars Yeah subscriber is going to receive a signed copy of Linda’s new book. Go to the Cars Yeah website and click on the Free Book Button to subscribe.

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Paul Schmucker is the co-host and co-creator of Everyday Driver, a YouTube show that focuses on helping people find fun-to-drive cars that are both usable and affordable. Along with YouTube, Everyday Driver is also a top ranked podcast and content on Velocity. Paul is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, worked at Ford Motor Company in Detroit, and Kawasaki Motors in Southern California. He’s produced design work for Volvo Trucks North America, BMW USA, and Alpine Electronics. He was also a subject matter expert for Autodesk. He’s a photographer and cameraman for Everyday Driver and twice a week he joins his buddy and co-host, Todd Deeken, on The Car Debate podcast. Todd was a past guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Diana Balboni is an outlier in the business of professional automobile detailing. She owns and operates N2 Details, a type of business where you’ll rarely find women sharing their passion for polishing, waxing, and detailing fine automobiles. For over 30 years, Diana honed her interpersonal relationship skills in retail jobs, and finally, she retired from a civilian government job in late 2014. There would be no resting on her laurels. Within a week, she turned her beloved hobby of detailing cars into a small business. She invested in detail training from past Cars Yeah guest, Renny Doyle of Detailing Success, and she is also a ‘made woman’ of the infamous Detail Mafia, who are leaders and mentors to younger detailers across the country. Diana is also a certified member of the International Detailing Association, (IDA) holding an advanced Skills Validated certification as well. Her expertise has not gone unnoticed as she has secured a coveted spot on the US Air Force One Detailing Team!

 

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Tim Spell is an automotive columnist for Insurancequotes.com and he is their writer for the Auto Spell Check column, featuring update articles on self-driving-car technology. InsuranceQuotes.com provides customers with an effective, free way to compare insurance quotes online, as well as resources to learn more about auto, home, health, life, and business insurance. Tim spent 38 years at the Houston Chronicle/Hearst Corp and was their editor and columnist for the automotive sections and “Mixed Metal” magazine.  He spent 25 plus years as “Truck Talk” columnist for the Motor Matters syndicate and is a past contributing writer to Road & Track “Open Road” magazine and “Car and Truck Buyers Guides.”. He’s hosted the weekly “Auto Show Weekly” radio show and “Test Drive” TV show for United Airlines Inflight TV. He is a five-time winner of the International Automotive Media Awards “Best of Newspapers” award and past President of the Texas Auto Writers Association and co-founder of the Texas Truck Rodeo. 

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Brandon Shriver is the founder of Alpha Gearhead, a website where he explores his signature category, “Gearhead Philosophy”, exploring WHY it is that for some of us enthusiasts, cars connect directly to our soul, far beyond simply being a means of transportation. Brandon is a sidepreneur whose day job is being an engineer for Mack and Volvo Trucks in North Carolina. In his spare time, he’s working on a 1955 Jaguar XK140. He recently found a 1959 MGA race car that he hopes to run with his father in a vintage racing series. In the past, Brandon has raced in SCCA, driving an RX-7. 

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Joanne and Brando Pistorius have been married since 2000 and together they own and operate Pistorius Collectible Autos (Oldwheel.com) where they preserve history through the restoration of the fine automobile. They are always on the hunt for that elusive barn find, rare collections, and unique collector cars. They buy, restore, and sell interesting automobiles to collectors from around the world. They are also the founders of the exciting and new conours event titled Gasparilla Concours d’Elegance, that will debut on April 13, 2019, in downtown Tampa, Florida. Proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. 

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Paul Jho is the Motorsports Senior Manager at Nexen Tire USA, joining the team after an eight-year stint at Hankook Tire. Paul brings more than 26 years of automotive industry expertise to Nexen – having touched various parts of tire industry including suspension, body kits, wheels, and rims before taking the reins of Nexen’s world-class motorsports program. Paul’s career accomplishments are particularly noteworthy because he worked his way up through the automotive world relying on his knowledge of and experience with cars, and the automotive industry. He lives in Walnut, CA where he enjoys collecting and modifying cars, mountain biking, and the occasional track day. 

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David Bingham is the CEO and Chairman of Park Place Limited, located in Bellevue, Washington. In 1989 David partnered with his college roommate Butch Bockmier and capitalized on their shared love for cars. They built a business unlike any other on the west coast. Park Place Motor Group has a campus that features almost 50,000 square feet of indoor showrooms. They offer the finest high-performance, special interest, classic, and collectible cars while offering a full-service Auto Salon. They are the Northwest’s exclusive official Aston Martin dealership and the oldest and largest Lotus dealership in the USA. They are also the Seattle area’s only official SAAB store and they represent Superformance and Spyker automobiles. David is an avid vintage racer, campaigning his ex-Stirling Moss Lotus 23 sports racer and he and his wife are involved with many local charitable organizations including Children’s Hospital and the Le May Museum.

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David Muhlbaum has been covering cars and car maintenance for Kiplinger.com and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine since 2012.  Inspired when he was a boy by writers including P.J. O’Rourke and David E. Davis, David was bitten by the car bug long ago and that infection remains today. He’s the designated car guy at Kiplinger’s personal finance publication. He writes consumer-focused information that is useful to people who see cars as simply expensive appliances in a way that is still amusing to automotive aficionados and enthusiasts. Kiplinger’s approach to automotive content is this: How can we help save you money? David’s passion for cars goes back to his first two words, “away-away” – baby talk for "wheel.” 

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Josh Maule is the co-founder of Heel Toe Socks located in Phoenix, Arizona. Josh and his business partner Brain Richardson are automotive enthusiasts who came up with the idea to design bold patterns inspired by legendary Ford, Datsun, and Porsche racing cars onto lightweight, breathable socks that are made in the USA. Josh is particularly fond of vintage cars and his past includes mountain bike racing. Heel Toe Socks is a sidepreneur venture as Josh’s day job is running Swimming Pool Science, a pool service and repair company. As a Father’s Day Special, Josh has offered two cool gifts to a couple lucky Cars Yeah Subscribers. The first winner will receive 1 pair of TF70 socks, a Heel Toe t-shirt, and a Heel Toe Socks poster. The second winner will receive one pair of TF70 socks that are autographed by Gulf Racing Team Director John Horseman, plus a t-shirt and poster. 

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Gordon King is the owner of ProPac in Charleston, South Carolina. He founded the company in 1989 after doing work for the Red Cross and Salvation Army. ProPac specializes in emergency preparedness and disaster response supplies. But it’s Gordon’s passion for automobiles that brings him to Cars Yeah. He grew up in Capetown, South Africa where his father worked for Atlantic Refining Company and BP. That lead to encounters with the elite in racing including Sir Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, and the who’s who of motorsports and so the car bug bit Gordon. He raced motorcycles and cars and has immersed himself in the car hobby having over 40 bikes and cars in his collection. And ask him about the time he ran into Bernie Ecclestone at the Bass Pro Shop in Austin, Texas that led to a 30-minute racing story swap.

 

 

 

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Martin C. Klein is the Vice President and Global Head of Adient’s premium brand RECARO Automotive Seating in Germany. He leads the complete automotive branch of RECARO being responsible for their performance car seat business. Martin’s past includes time at Daimler-Benz in their M&A, their worldwide Special Trucks Operation and on strategic projects including turning the single-brand dealer network into a multi-brand organization after their merger with Chrysler. His final assignment for Daimler was serving as the Director of a Mercedes-Benz branch in Germany. After 25 years at Daimler, Martin joined a privately held German Investment Company. Today, heading RECARO Automotive Seating is an honor for him and an obligation at the same time, carrying the torch for such an iconic brand.

Martin and I met at SEMA in 2017 and RECARO associate Ulrich “Ulli” Andree was guest #919 in December of 2017.

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Todd Wertman is a Partner at European Collectibles, a leading retailer and restorer of vintage Porsches and European sports cars located in Costa Mesa, California. Todd spent 9 years working in film before pivoting to a career in the automotive world. He’s written catalogues for David Gooding, then the President of RM Auctions. He worked for four years with actor Nicolas Cage to build his car collection and in 2010, he opened European Collectibles. Todd is an authority on values of classic cars and meets often with a group of industry professionals with Hagerty Insurance and their Valuation Team. You will see Todd on Discovery Channel’s new show, Sticker Shock, with past Cars Yeah guest, Dennis Pittsenbarger.

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Dan McCrary is an automotive artist who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He started drawing when he was a child, and all his efforts, of course, involved cars. A high school rock band led to a career in the music business but in 1980 Dan decided to focus on being a full-time automotive artist. His favorite medium is watercolor. His work has been shown at numerous concours events and in a variety of automotive publications. He’s earned awards for his work, and his art hangs on the walls of prominent enthusiasts and corporate collections. 

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Tammy Kaehler is a writer, author, blogger, and racing expert who lives in Southern California, with her husband and their many cars. When Tammy discovered the racing world, she was hooked by the contrast between its top-dollar, high-drama competition, and friendly, family atmosphere. Mystery fans and racing insiders alike have praised her award-winning Kate Reilly Mystery Series (which includes Dead Man’s SwitchBraking PointsAvoidable Contact, and Red Flags), and Tammy takes readers back behind the wheel in her fifth entry, Kiss The Bricks. 

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Shea Holbrook is the Co-Owner and race car driver at Team SR in Groveland, FL. She has spent over ten years on the track and is a nationally recognized race car driver running in SCCA Club Racing, NASCAR Late Models, INDYCAR’s Developmental Ladder Series at Skip Barber Racing to Professional Sports Car Racing in the Pirelli World Challenge and the IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Shea grew up as a nationally ranked competitive water skier so competition is part of her DNA. She became a part of the TrueCar’s Women Empowered Initiative and she was recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation, earning the “Women in the Winners Circle" Project Podium Grant. Currently, she is driving in the Touring Car Division in a Honda Accord V6 Coupe. Shea lives by her quote, “Fear is a state of mind. Will is an action taken.”

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Gracie Hackenberg has a huge passion for motorsports. She is a senior engineering major at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She started a collegiate race team at Smith and prepped a 1999 Mazda Miata to compete in the Grassroots Motorsports 2017 Challenge. Gracie began her career in the world of modern racing working at Hale Motorsports while they competed in the Pirelli World Challenge and now works at Donovan Motorsports learning to prepare and modify vintage racecars.  By the way, Tim Suddard, editor of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine was a previous guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Melissa Paris is a professional motorcycle racer, an avid bicyclist, motocross and flat track enthusiast, and a self-described bad ass who started racing in 2005. She didn’t start riding until she was 20 years old. In 2009, Melissa was the first female to qualify for a World Supercup Race. In 2011, she was the only female to test a MotoGP M1 prototype racebike in the history of that series. In 2012, she raced in the British BSB Series at Brands Hatch. In 2013, Melissa was in the top ten to finish the Daytona 200. Then in 2014, she was fifth overall in the Spanish CEB Superstock Championship, and the first female team in history to compete in a Suzuka Endurance Race. In 2015, she took first place at the 24 Hours of Barcelona and won the WERA West Superbike Championship. In 2016, she was a member of the first all-girl team to qualify and compete at the Bol d’Or 24 Hours Additionally, in 2017, she founded the MP13 Racing Team to promote young talent and the first all-girl team to qualify and compete in the Lemans 24 Hour.

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Aurora Straus is a race car driver who competes in the #36 Richard Mille BMW M4 in the Pirelli World Challenge and today, she’s leading in the Championship points with 6 races left in the season. She is currently the only female, teenage racecar driver competing professionally in North America.  Her racing started at 15 years old when she competed in the International Trophy Cup and Skip Barber Series, racing Porsche Caymans and Mazda MX-5s.  Along with a passion for racing, Aurora enjoys studying, singing, and playing the piano and guitar. Aurora has been accepted to Harvard University’s class of 2022 and plans to pursue degrees in both mechanical engineering and English literature. 

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Karl Brauer manages the content strategy and execution for Cox Automotive's media outlets, including Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. These are two of the most powerful brands in the auto space. Between them, they receive over 40 million unique visitors a month and influence over two-thirds of all vehicle transactions. Karl regularly contributes editorial and analyses to Forbes.com and he has been interviewed by or appeared on The New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more.

 

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Chris West is the founder and inventor of Solution Finish Trim Restorer. He lives and works in Huntington Beach, California, and launched his car care company about five years ago. In 2017, his product was awarded the International Detailer Association’s Supplier/Manufacturer of the Year award. Chris’ business is also a multiple award winner at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Chris developed and manufactures his product in-house and distributes from his California location. Solution Finish Trim Restorer provides car care enthusiasts with a simple, easy-to-use application that makes their plastic trim look new again, and provides a lasting protection to keep it that way. Chris has a colorful past and has been a bull rider, hang glider, and mountain climber. He's a true entrepreneur!

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Michael Senderovich is the Founder and President of Zeyger Insurance in Agoura Hills, California. They offer insurance, asset protection, risk mitigation, project management, employee benefits and payroll solutions. Michael is also the producer and host of the Road Stories podcast and the creator of On Time, the most downloaded timepiece podcast. He is a serial entrepreneur having opened several businesses that are operating today. His true passions are automobiles and watches. On Road Stories, Michael interviews people from many different industries about life and their life with cars.

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Chuck Queener is an automotive artist and designer who lives near Westport, Connecticut.  He embraced a passion for Ferraris from the age of 12 and attended Art Center in Pasedena, California. Chuck was a driving instructor at the Jim Russell International Racing Drivers School and served as the President of the Ferrari Owners Club. He worked for Motor Trend and Road & Track magazines before becoming the founding editor of Cavallino. Year later he helped develop Rosso Ferrari for Ferrari North America as its editor and designer. He designed several books on Ferrari and Porsche and in 2006 he worked with David Bull on the gold-medal-winning The Alphabet and the Automobile. Today chuck is a contributing artist at Road  & Track magazine.

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Robert Malke owns and runs Gulfstream Motorsports in Largo, Florida. He provides automotive appraisals, consulting, pre-purchase inspections, brokerage, and diminished value reports. He also hosts the weekly radio show, Nostalgic Radio and Cars, where he interviews legendary and fascinating people in the motorsports world. He is a contributor and writer for auction analysis reports and summaries for Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines. Robert’s been the voice of multiple classic car auctions and he is one of Florida’s representatives for Shelby American Automobile Car Club, SAAC.

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Chad McQueen is a race car driver, actor, film producer, and consummate automotive enthusiast. He has raced in many forms of motorsports including Motocross, the Baja 1000, SCCA, Vintage events, and many other venues. He’s a big fan of early Porsches and still owns and drives his father’s 1958 Speedster in the hills around Los Angeles. Chad was a producer on a feature documentary titled Steve McQueen, The Man & Le Mans. It’s the story of a life changing passion for racing and his father’s involvement in the making of the iconic 1970 movie Le Mans. You can learn more about this film when I had Chad here on Cars Yeah, show number 450 on the Cars Yeah website. Today he continues to support The Boys Republic, a place that turned around his father’s life, by putting on The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 2 in Chino Hills, California on the Boys Republic campus.

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Ben Erickson is an automotive author, restoration consultant, concours judge, and has authored books about French cars with past Cars Yeah guest Peter Larsen. In addition to being a connoisseur of the grand French classics, he is a Maseratisti fan having owned a number of them. Ben has a special interest in all things Iso as well as Swedish and American cars from the challenging years in the 1970s and 1980s when, as Ben says, “They did the best with what they had”. Although originally from Minnesota and brief stays in Finland, his time is split between Denmark and Thailand. As a linguist and fluent in five languages including Finnish, Ben also owns a translation company. Ben’s latest venture with Peter Larsen is a three volume series titled The Kellner Affair, Matters of Life and Death.

 

 

 

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David Story is an artist with a passion for automobiles. After 15 years in the construction business, he shut down his 45 home-a-year business and pursued his lifelong passion to be an artist. He moved to Inkom, Idaho and built a home and studio on the side of a mountain. David’s been a gear-head his entire life and has a passion for riding motorcycles. He paints a variety of genre from hot rods to race cars, farmers and their equipment, and the iconic Indy 500. David has 7 children, 21 grandchildren, and he, along with his wife of 40 years, do volunteer work in Uganda and Ghana Africa along with volunteer work in Idaho.

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Ron Harris is the Co-Chairman, along with Chad McQueen, of the Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show, a position he has held since the show’s inception in 2007. The show benefits The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California. He was a vintage racer running with VARA, HSR West, and HMSA racing his 1965 Porsche 356 for 12 years. Ron started his own company, Better Beverages, a fountain beverage supply company to the foodservice industry, a company he owned an ran from 1969 till 2017. He is a past President of the International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association, the Southern California Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the 356 Porsche Club of Southern California. 

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Darren Reighard is the Founder and CEO of Cars of Carlisle Car Culture and Car Community. He is a podcaster with a focus on fostering a positive car community while celebrating car culture from the epicenter of the automotive swap meet world in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Darren has attended the Carlisle Car Shows since the age of seven and grew up in an automotive enthusiast family, being a fourth generation car nut. He helped his father restore numerous automobiles from Ford Model A to a 1968 Ford Mustang. His ventures as a sidepreneur keep him busy as does his day job as an IT Manager. Speaking of Carlisle, Lance Miller, CEO of Carlisle Events was a past guest here on Cars Yeah. He was guest number 120. 

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Wayne Craig has a lifelong passion for automobiles and serves a number of concours at events around the country. He’s the Docent Chairman at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Race Car Chair and board member of the Ironstone Concours, he is on the Car Sourcing Committee and is the Lead Docent at the La Jolla Concours, a Docent at the Blackhawk Auto Museum, a Docent and leads the Hagerty Jr. Judges Program at the Hillsborough Concours and he is a photojournalist for various automotive publications. As if that isn’t enough, Wayne is the President and CEO of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation. 

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Jen Turcotte is the founder of Carsmotology, a professional, automotive detailing company located in Plymouth, Minnesota. She started her company after working it the detailing industry, perfecting her skills, for over 16 years. At Carsmotology, you can enjoy a variety of detailing options from cleaning to polishing, paint correction, waxing, specialized coatings, paintless dent removal, window tinting, and clear bras and coatings. Having overcome many gender obstacles in what has been a male-dominated industry, it has been her intense passion and hard work that has encouraged and inspired other women to break into the detailing industry. What is Jen’s latest venture?  She has started creating and offering her own line of car care products.

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Lehman Keen is an American race car driver who was born and lives in Georgia. Know as Leh by his friends and fans, he has competed in the United SportsCar Championship and drove for teams including Alex Job Racing, Brumos Racing, Dempsey Racing, and Ferbacher Loles Racing driving Porsche GT3, Ferrari 458, and Mazda RX-8 FT cars. His newest venture is the Keen Project, a company he started in 2013 where they build turnkey modified Porsche 911s built in a theme and design that Leh has developed. One is the Safari style Porsche, a car that is inspired by late 70s East African and Paris/Dakar race cars, but his is a daily driver street car you can take to the track or off road. He also does driving for NBC Sports and automotive commercials.

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Michael Bream is the owner of EV West in San Marcos, California. He and his team provide a wide variety of components for electric vehicle conversions and the support you’ll need to make them perform. They also provide ready to go kits to convert your special vehicle into an electric powered car for VW and Porsche marques, along with specialty EV race projects. The shop focuses on retaining all the classic elements of the vehicle, but gives them a brand new heart to keep up with modern vehicles. 

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Trevor Doelling is co-owner of Texas Speed & Performance, a performance manufacturer and retailer that specializes in the General Motors' LS and Gen 5 LT engine and vehicle platforms.  In just over 15 years, Texas Speed & Performance has evolved from what started as a retail-only e-commerce business into a full machining and production facility, specializing in in-house engine machining and assembly, cylinder head production, and camshaft production.  He and his business partner's passion for GM performance-based cars has morphed into one of the leading manufacturers and retailers in the GM LS industry.  From basic exhaust systems to complete turn-key engines, Texas Speed & Performance offers a vast array of parts to suit every car enthusiast's needs.

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Julian Avent owns Werks 11, a Porsche service shop in Temple, Texas. There he does OEM restorations and mechanical servicing with his team who are all Porsche specialists. He served in the Army for 20 years and all that while Julian knew he would open his own Porsche shop when he retired from the service. While he was in the Army he apprenticed in two Porsche shops, one in Belgium and the other in the Netherlands. He purchased his first Porsche, a 914, when he was just 16 years old and cut his mechanical teeth doing all the repairs and service on that car. Since then he’s owned over 30 Porsches ranging from 356s to 997s and he’s worked on the marque for more than 25 years now.

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Frankie Waters is passionate about automotive restoration and her current project, a 1967 Mustang Fastback, is a vehicle her grandpa spotted that had been in a guys back yard since 1986. That was two year ago. Since then she’s done rust repair, paint, welding, replaced or restored parts, and rebuilt the motor. She won a video competition, writes a blog, and started her own YouTube channel that has a growing number of subscribers. Frankie’s been featured in Mustang Monthly Magazine, appeared in a video with Kellie Coff from Steeroids and Rob Kinnan, editor of the Mustang Monthly magazine. Oh, did I mention that Frankie, is only 14 years old?

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Tony Whatley is a serial-entrepreneur, who is best known for founding the popular online community LS1Tech.com. This automotive forum has nearly 300,000 registered members, and grew to become the most visited GM-based performance forum on the Internet. Tony has also operated an online retail business for the last 10 years, Deviate Motoring, which specializes in wheels and accessories. If that weren't already enough, he also offers business consulting and startup advising, through his newest venture, 365 Driven.

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Mark Halliar is the Publisher of Region Rides, a free monthly magazine that showcases the automobile, truck, and bike culture in Northwest Indiana. The area of Indiana where he lives is called the Region and it holds an extremely eclectic population due to its steel and oil industry. The car hobby in the Region is a melting pot where you’ll discover muscle cars, mini-trucks, bagged motorcycles, custom built choppers, modern sports cars including Camaros and Mustangs and Superbirds. Mark worked as a graphic designer for 18 years and then for a newspaper. Today he works for an advertising agency designing signage for major clients including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. 

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Mark Lambert is the owner of Lambert Auto where he specializes in servicing preservation cars, restoration, and tour preparation on American and European classics, sports cars, and racing cars. He has over 40 years of experience and is an Indianapolis native. His grandfather owned a successful Ford-based racing team in the 20s and 30s. He father taught him the value of driving and maintaining old cars. Lambert Auto is featured in the first of author Phil Berg’s best-selling book series, Ultimate Garages and Mark is a veteran judge at several national concours events including Pebble Beach and The Elegance at Hershey.

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Dennis Pittsenbarger is the host of Discovery’s all-new series Sticker Shock. The series that answers the question “What’s my car worth?” Sticker Shock kicks off with a special premiere on Monday, April 30 and the series premier starts Wednesday, May 2, on Discovery. Dennis’s motto: “Drive fast, work hard, and talk about cars… constantly.” Dennis is a walking encyclopedia of automotive history and fuel-powered folklore. He is a racer, automotive industry expert, and classic car restorer, and forever on the hunt for his next set of wheels. He’s driven at Wisconsin’s Road America, Oregon’s Portland International Raceway, California’s Laguna Seca, New York’s Watkins Glen, and in the Great American Stockcar Series. So buckle up and join Dennis and me on a very animated and exciting ride in to his automotive world.

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Frank Rubino is an automotive enthusiast and a long-time car collector from Coral Gables, Florida. He is a former professional race car driver who drove in the IMSA series for 12 plus years. In GTU and GTO and then Prototype cars winning the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1986. He is a Federal and International Criminal Lawyer devoted solely to protecting the rights of the accused for over 30 years. His practice works on the defense of complex criminal cases in federal and international courts and Frank has offices in Houston and Miami. He is an avid, annual supporter of the Keels and Wheels Concours and has displayed many of his automobiles at the show over the years.

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Darryl Wischnewsky is the Owner and President of the Bayway Auto Group in Houston, Texas. He’s been in the automobile business since 1975 and opened his first dealership in 1995. Since then Darryl has gone on to build a formidable group of dealerships in Texas including; Bayway Lincoln-Mercury, Bayshore Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Jeep, Bayway Volvo, The Volkswagon of he Woodlands and BayWay Chevrolet. He is also a huge fan of classic muscle cars and has a Hemi Cuda, Hemi Charger, Roadrunners, a Ford Boss 9, and a Shelby Mustang to name a few. Darryl and his wife Linda’s philanthropy reaches many people in the Huston area and Bayway Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance.

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Brandon Mason is the Operation Manager and Sales Specialist for DriverSource. He is also the Assistant Chief Judge and a Board Member of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. DriverSource, Fine Motorcars of Houston, Texas has been focused on pursuing and preserving fine automobiles and motorcycles since 2005 and they are a leading specialist in the classic collector market. They offer a unique concept of sales, service, storage, and detailing that is tailor made for the enthusiast automotive lifestyle. They have an emphasis on fine sports cars and carry an inventory of spectacular vehicles for sale in their secure, high-security, climate-controlled environment. 

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Matt Anderson is theMatt Anderson is the John and Horace Dodge Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. He oversees the development, care and interpretation of the museum’s collection of nearly 300 motor vehicles. Matt also oversees the museum’s collection of horse-drawn carriages, railroad locomotives and rolling stock, as well as aircraft. Matt will take office as president of the National Association of Automobile Museums later this year. He has previously worked at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana; and the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota. Matt is a VIP judge at the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance.

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Michele Straniero is in the head of International Business Development of the Italian Automotive Design and Engineering house ICONA, head-quartered in Turin, Italy. Previously he covered the same role for the legendary Pininfarina and even before for Comau, the robot and automation unit of FCA Fiat Chrysler. For both Comau and Pininfarina Michele pioneered China markets arriving to opening their start up operations in Shanghai in 1999 for Comau and in 2009 for Pininfarina. Always championing and promoting Italian creativity in automotive design and engineering his restless travelling brought him to relocate and work in Canada, Brazil, India, China and now in USA. In all these countries his passion has always been to contribute with managerial creativity in putting together ideas and resources in order to bring beautiful cars from the drawing board to the road.

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Mitch Katz is the Founder and CEO of Premier Financial Services located in Woodbury, Connecticut. Back in 1997 he transformed the leasing industry with the introduction of the Simple Lease and Early Termination Program. This allowed the exotic and luxury car consumer to payoff or trade their vehicles at any time providing flexibility of financing and the tax benefits of leasing. Mitch’s love of the automobile began at an early age and that passion continues today. He loves the driving experience of vintage and exotic cars and you’ll find him on the road in his 1965 Alfa Romeo participating in numerous vintage rallies, including the Colorado Grand, Going to the Sun, and the Copperstate 1000. He also coordinates the annual Premier Financial Services Vintage Rally.

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Jon and Andrew started PetrolBox in June of 2016. Their concept was to highlight and promote businesses and products within the automotive community that they could stand behind. Realizing that the automotive subscription box market was extremely limited, their goal is to revolutionize the market by including items that are appealing, of quality, and useful for authentic automotive enthusiasts. Friends since they were 12 years old Jon attended school for automotive technology and became a mechanic and today works as a parts manager for Toyota. Andrew studied IT and is well known in the VW and Toyota car community and enjoys racing his Honda Grom.

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Dean Polopolus is the owner of Polo Motors in Temecula, California. Dean was inspired by Porsche design and engineering so much that he created something beyond what Porsche had to offer.  Much like Dr. Ferdinand Porsche who said, “I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.” So did Dean. He designed, cast, and built the first Porsche 911, 4-cylinder engine and would fit it in to a 356 A model Porsche. For over 30 years Dean continued to develop and perfect his design, testing it on the street and on the track. Then Polo Motors produced the world’s first 911 air-cooled engine in a 356 Porsche Outlaw, equipped with modern day suspension and brakes. Today Dean and his company are known throughout the world of Porsche enthusiasts for their engineering and powerful Polo engines for vintage Porsche 356 and 912 models.

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Jorge Perez is the Founder of Sierra Madre Collection in Los Angeles, California, your source for Classic European Auto Parts. He provides this customers with a comprehensive Porsche parts inventory supplying quality products to owners and professional shops. Founded in 2007 out of his garage while restoring his classic Porsche, Jorge realized a need for one place with exceptional service for enthusiasts that share his passions. In 2014 he opened a new fulfillment center to house his rapidly expanding inventory and to increase the speed of processing orders for his cutomers. Jorge’s company mission is to offer the absolute best quality while providing his customers with an easy shopping experience. From pre-A 356 Porsche models to the latest 991 models, you’ll find what you need at Sierra Madre. 

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Andy Savakinas is the owner of Parts Online Network where he and his team help automotive parts shoppers connect with the best price for the parts they want. His goal to live in a world where you can easily find the parts you need at the lowest price possible and in one easy-to-use location. Whether it’s replacement parts or performance modifications Parts Online Network is your one-stop source. When Andy isn’t helping others find parts you’ll find him in the shop fixing, repairing, or modifying performance vehicles.

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Doug Buchanan is the Owner of Renze Display in Omaha, Nebraska. His is a company he purchased from his father in 1987. The company goes all the way back to Doug’s grandfather Gus who purchased the Renze Company in 1935. Doug’s company specializes in large format graphics, tradeshow exhibits, and interior branding. Doug recently launched Garage Graphics.net where they produce very large automotive art working with top automotive artists from around the country. He works with his wife Dawn and their children so the Buchanan family business continues to the next generation. Doug is also a vintage racer.

 

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John Kolesa is the Founder of American Endurance Racing, known as AER. The idea was born out of a desire for an inclusive endurance racing series.  John’s goal is to provide a fun, safe, racing experience for drivers to participate in endurance racing using any production-based racecar. The races are multi-class with cars competing against other in-class cars and wins are based on the total number of laps completed. His goal is to allow for a huge amount of track time on the best tracks with minimum prep rules at a reasonable cost. It all started in 2014 when John, who was an amateur racer, decided there needed to be an endurance option for people like he and his racing buddies.

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Mike Paul is the is the Founder and host of The Motor Madhouse Podcast where as he says, “Car Junkies Get Their Fix.”. He grew up in a household of automotive enthusiasts where they specialized in buying, restoring, and selling 1968 to 1972 GM A-bodied vehicles. His background includes work in aviation maintenance, engine building, and as an automotive auctioneer. He’s bought and sold snowmobiles, atvs, dirt bikes, rare muscle cars parts, plus classic and sports cars. Mike set a goal to own 25 different cars by the age of 25, which he did. By the age of 27 he’s owned 38 different cars and he’s on his way to owning 50 by the age of 30. 

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Malcolm Welford is the Co-Founder at Morris and Welford, a JD Classics Company with offices in Newport Beach and Connecticut. Together with Miles Morris they operate a specialist historic car consultants and brokerage business. Morris and Welford invite consignment and outright purchases of fine classic, sports, and racing cars. Born into an English car enthusiast family he enjoyed his first race at Brands Hatch in 1966. His career includes time at British Car Auctions as Head of the classic car division, Christie’s International Motor Car Department in London and then Beverly Hills. He’s raced vintage cars, driven the Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, the Colorado Grand, and the McLaren F1 tour. Malcolm sits on the FIVA Technical Commission committee as well.

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Mike Quincy is an automotive writer and specialist at Consumer Reports. He writes for Consumer Reports Magazine and their on-line title ConsumerReports.org. Mike is responsible for ensuring that all automotive data and information is accurate and up-to-date for their readers. He also edits the monthly automotive technical report for CR and edits content for the Consumer Reports Cars blog. Mike’s purchased over 140 cars for the CR test program and appears regularly on CR’s Talking Cars podcast. You’ve probably seen him on shows including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CNN MSNBC, and Fox & Friends.

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Shellie Stewart is a long-time mechanic who has been part of the NHR since 2014. She is co-owner of the ARCA Race Cars and serves as Crew Chief and Car Chief at all NHR events.  Shellie also works in the Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Race Series as an Assistant Car Chief and Assistant Crew Chief. She also prepares and buys and sells vintage race cars for the NHR and Shellie builds performance engines as well. As a life member of the AACA, a certified race car judge, Shellie holds a VSCCA license, an ARCA Racing Series License, and drives in many vintage racing series events She also crews for Bruce Larson in the Nostalgic Nitro Funny Car Series. Shellie also works with soldiers returning from war that have disabilities helping them learn to overcome injuries and readjust to civilian life. 

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John Lyons and his wife Jessica are the Founding Partners of the Newport Concours d’Elegance that started back in 2006. Today John and Jessica are the Founders and John is the Chairman of the New England Concours d’Elegance, now in its second year taking place Sunday, June 24 at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut.  John brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the wireless industry and has a life-long passion for cars and the collector car hobby. He has served on the advisor board of LeMay, America’s Car Museum and contributed to other significant museums in the country. He has consulted in the antique car auction industry for years and is a past contributor to Sports Car Market, Car Collector, and Old Cars Weekly magazines.

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John Lyons and his wife Jessica are the Founding Partners of the Newport Concours d’Elegance that started back in 2006. Today John and Jessica are the Founders and John is the Chairman of the New England Concours d’Elegance, now in its second year taking place Sunday, June 24 at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut.  John brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the wireless industry and has a life-long passion for cars and the collector car hobby. He has served on the advisor board of LeMay, America’s Car Museum and contributed to other significant museums in the country. He has consulted in the antique car auction industry for years and is a past contributor to Sports Car Market, Car Collector, and Old Cars Weekly magazines.

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Ashley Shoemaker is the Market Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest & Arizona for Hagerty Insurance Agency LLC. She's worked in the insurance industry for 12 years of her career thus far, the past 8 years with Hagerty. In the past 8 years, she's really immersed herself in the classic car industry and collector car community. Not only has she attended practically every major car show or event throughout the PNW, she's had the opportunity to work & experience many large national events for Hagerty including the Grand National Roadster Show, Hot August Nights, Scottsdale Auction Week and (for the past 8 years in a row) the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Ashley grew up in Bellingham WA and graduated from Western Washington University. Ashley lives in Seattle with her husband Sean and their dog, Coco. 

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Mark Greene is the Producer and Host of the Cars Yeah podcast. His is a five-day-a-week show where he interviews Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts. These are people from around the world who have wrapped their passion for cars, motorcycles, trucks, racing, and more in to their business’s and lives. Cars Yeah was founded almost four years ago and since then Mark has shared stories with over 1,000 guests.  I was Mark’s 500th guest back on May 2, 2016 and today you get to hear his story and how Cars Yeah came to be.

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Harvey Petroder is a resident of Algoma, Mississippi who recently won his local Lion’s Club Charity Giveaway, a Bugatti Veyron. He’s been a welder, a hay bailer, and enjoys sitting around the kitchen listening to the cows moo. He’s a fan of home made moonshine and making late night runs to neighbors delivering his White Lightening.

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Jeremy Hunziker is the Brand Specialist at O’Gara Group La Jolla. They are an award winning factory-authorized dealer for Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Jeremy joined O’Gara five years ago after circumnavigating the glove prior to college graduation. He is an avid motor sports enthusiast who also enjoys diving, and surfing. The O’Gara Group is a proud sponsor of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance which takes place April 6,7 and 8 overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Ellen Browning Scripps Park at the La Jolla Cove.

 

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Chris Erickson is a real estate professional in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Years ago he started the Secret Car Club, a weekly gathering of like minded enthusiasts which quickly grew in to social gatherings and events. From that he has created the Secret Car Club Events venture where he and his team create private experiences throughout Southern California. They incorporate vintage cars, boats, aircraft, equestrian events, and delicious food for people with discerning tastes. Whether yours is a small private party or corporate event, Chris creates unique and thoughtful outings that are easy and fun. Chris is also in his fourth year as the Tour Chairman of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. He was a Concours Judge for the event for the past three years. 

 

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Bob Kerner is a Board Member of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, and the Senior Vice President of Lockton Insurance Brokers. Lockton provides their clients, who are ultra-high net worth families, insurance protection for their offices, homes, estates, collectibles, yachts, aircraft, automobiles, and more. Bob’s support for the La Jolla Concours includes assisting in generating sponsorship money, managing the photography and videography, and working with sub-committee members who secure automobiles for the event. Bob’s a frequent attendee at Pebble Beach Car Week, Amelia Island Concours, the Copperstate 1000 rally, as well as numerous automotive actions around the country.

 

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Nigel Matthews is a Chief Judge at numerous concours events throughout the world. Originally from Oxfordshire, England, Nigel has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for over 43 years where he worked as a red seal designated licensed automotive technician and member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, repairing and restoring Rolls-Royce and Ferrari automobiles. The past 23 years Nigel has been in the classic and exotic car insurance industry and currently serves as Global Director of Private Client Services for Hagerty Insurance. Since 2005 Nigel has judged most of the major concours events around the globe and he has written classic car columns in the Canadian press and numerous automotive magazines. You’ll see Nigel at concours events including:  Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, The Cartier Concours, Hershey, and in New Delhi, Germany, Florence, England, and of course the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

 

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Michael Dorvillier is the Chairman of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, a role he’s had for the last 7 years. This is a fantastic event that takes place in La Jolla, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just north of San Diego. This show is one of The La Jolla Historical Society’s major fundraising events. Michael is a Founding Partner of Symbio Financial Partners and a Registered Principal and Financial Advisor with LPL Financial. He has over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. Michael is a passionate antique car collector who was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors for the La Jolla Village Merchant Association.

 

Regular listeners of Cars Yeah will recall Michael was guest number 165 several years ago.

 

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Sean Cridland owns Visions of Power.com where he is an automotive photographer and journalist located in James Spring, New Mexico. Sean is a member of The Motor Press Guild, The International Motor Press Association, and the American Society of Media Photographers. No doubt you’ve seen his photography in many automotive publications.

 

Hurley Haywood’s racing career goes all the way back to 1969 when he raced with Peter Gregg at Watkins Glen. He built his career behind the wheel of a #59 Brumos Porsche, racing for the Jacksonville, Florida-based team that’s lasted over 40 years. The number of major race wins and championships he accumulated in his career makes him the most successful endurance racing driver in history. 

 

Together they have created a very exciting new book titled Hurley: From the Beginning Now, This book is 420 pages with over 650 photos, Haywood tells it all. From the beginning. 

 

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Mel Craig is the Founder and President of HB Detailing Pros in Huntington Beach, California. He’s been in the car care business for over 40 years owning numerous types of auto detailing companies. He also has facilities throughout the USA, Australia, and several other countries. Born and raised in Southern California his passion and lifestyle revolves around two things;  his love of surfing and the classic car industry and you’ll often find him at the beach in his 1965 Ford Falcon. His specialty is high end paint correction and he often travels, speaks to, and trains others in the art of paint correction, defects, and the foundations of car care. Mel recently launched his brand new car care product line called Car Smart Products.

 

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Steve Linden is the CEO at Specialized Vintage Vehicle Services in Smithtown, New York. For over 30 years Steve has been recognized as an expert in vintage, classic, and collector motorcar appraisals, valuations, inspections, pre-purchase consulting, global shipping, and as an expert witness. He recently co-founded Chrome Strategies Management where they provide multi-tiered consulting and services to automobile collectors. Steve holds the USPAP designation as a Qualified Appraiser, sits on the N.A.D.A. Advisory Board, and he is the author of Car Collecting: Everything You Need to Know. He was the Founding Editor of Hemmings Classic Wheels and is a regular Automotive Columnist for Newsday.

 

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Dennis Gray is one of the best-known lensmen in American motorsports. His San Francisco-based career began in the early 1950s when his father took Dennis to a dirt-track jalopy race at the Merced County Fairgounds. He was a team photographer for the George Dyer Racing Team, the Spalding’s Can-Am Team, and the official photographer for the RJ Reynolds IMSA series. He’s snapped images for Ford, Porsche, Cadillac, Buick, Jaguar, Honda, Pirelli and Goodyear, Apple, Gallo Winery, Henry Winehard Beer and numerous other companies as an advertising photographer. Today Dennis is the senior photographer for Sports Car Digest. You’ll also see his work in Vintage Racecar and Excellence magazines. He is a member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association and Western Automotive Journalists.

 

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Chris Bruno is the Co-Founder and CEO of Rally Rd., a free app that allows members to invest in blue-chip collector automobiles. Rally Rd. is a marketplace for making investments in classic cars the same as the way you buy and sell stock. Their mission is to democratize alternative asset investing by providing access, liquidity, and transparency to markets that have traditionally been available to a select few. Chris is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in financing, managing, and scaling venture-backed media companies. He co-founded Network of One, a data-driven content investment platform focused on the YouTube marketplace and Healthguru, a leading health information video platform for the web. Along with his co-founders Max Niederste-Ostholt and Rob Petrozzo, Rally Rd. allow investors to put their money to work in assets they are passionate about. 

 

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Simon Hope is the Founder and Chief Auctioneer of H&H Classics in the United Kingdom. He has over thirty years of experience on the rostrum in auctioning specialist commodities. In addition to classic cars, motorcycles, and aircraft he has sold a host of other genres. Simon has been an avid classic car enthusiast from an early age and purchased his first classic car, a 1947 Sunbeam Talbot Ten saloon in 1974. Since then he’s owned dozens of classics including Jaguars, Aston Martins, Maseratis, Lotus, Ferraris and and many other marques. Simon has raced, run the London to Brighton event, the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and numerous rallies. In 2018 H&H celebrates their 25th consecutive year as a specialist auctioneer of Classic Cars and Motorcycles. Congratulations Simon!

 

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Dr. Maggie Stys and Dr. Roberto Sicconi are with TeleLingo and Lingofit. Roberto is the Founder and CTO of TeleLingo, and Maggie is the Founder and CEO. LingoFit is their new B2B technology company that develops proprietary IP software that utilizes machine vision and artificial intelligence to act as your co-pilot and safety system while driving. Recognized as a leader in the use of disruptive technologies and creative business models, Roberto is working to enhance mobility and quality of life. Maggie is an accomplished technologist with a focus and passion for intelligent conversational machines. The focus at LingoFit is putting attention back in the driver’s seat. Think of LingoFit as someone who is watching your driving behavior and alerting you to potential problems.

 

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