Cars Yeah with Mark Greene (general)

John Kruse is the Co-Owner of World Wide Auctioneers. He grew up in the auction industry, refining his skills at some of the biggest auction companies in the country. As a buyer, seller, consultant, and auctioneer, he has been actively involved with vintage motorcars and collection management for his entire life, combining an exhaustive knowledge of the market with unyielding integrity and a hands-on commitment to delivering the best result. Expert and accessible, he is a passionate car enthusiast who is a familiar face at Concours, club events, and shows across the country.

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Rod Egan is the Co-Owner of World Wide Auctioneers.  He has managed some of the largest auctions and collections in North America and held senior positions at a number of the world's leading auction houses. Having sold over $3 billion of assets over the past 25 years, both privately and at auction, he is among an elite group of auctioneers to have overseen major asset transfers at that level. Rod specializes in the valuation of fine automobiles and is always accessible to collectors, also overseeing Worldwide's private sales division. 

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Dr. Ken Yohn has been teaching in colleges and universities in Japan, France, Germany, Poland, and the United States for over 30 years. Ken is currently a professor and the chair of the department of history and politics at McPherson College in Kansas, and just completed his 21st year at that school. At McPherson, Ken teaching a course on the history of the automobile and the role of technology as an agent of social change. His current project for the college is a 6-part summer school webinar about how the automobile has transformed the world titled “Wheels of Change: How the Automobile Shaped our Lives.”   

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Rob Ferriol is a racer who owns and runs Team Hardpoint in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is a team owner and driver in the IMSA Micheline Pilot Challenge series driving the #31 Team Hardpoint Audi R8 LMS GT4. His brand encompasses both his race team and a startup that helps other funded, gentleman divers, to extract more value from their racing passion through branding and activation of Hardpoint Outfitters. 

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Hugh Barter is a racer with a very clear goal. To win the Formula 1 Championship. He was born in Japan and lives in Melbourne, Australia where he has raced since the age of 7 in Australia as a Cadet and can’t wait for race weekends when he can compete. Hugh runs in the KA Class in karting, Junior Max, Ka4 and KA3. He has multiple wins and podium finishes and his talent, enthusiasm, persistence, and discipline has set his course as a racer. Did I forget to mention, Hugh’s only 14 years old?

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Kelley Earnhardt Miller is part owner and general manager of JR Motorsports and is considered one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She oversees the company’s race team, management team, and business ventures for her brother, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The daughter of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, Kelley has a new book Drive.

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Jason Wenig is the Founder and Owner of The Creative Workshop, one of the top restorers of classic cars and builders of coach-built specials. His business is known for and regularly entrusted with rare, exotic, and prototype vehicles. He and his team have built several bespoke cars and completely re-bodied cars as well. His company has garnered multiple awards and been featured in print, radio, and television and he is the member of numerous automotive associations, clubs, and groups. 

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Carl Bomstead is a Contributing Editor to Sports Car Market and their automobilia specialist. He has judged at numerous events including Amelia Island, Keels and Wheels, Boca Raton, and Audrain. He has been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 24 years. Carl is also a Classic Car Club of America Master Judge and served on the CCCA National Board for five years. 

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Wendy Cappola is the President of She Racing, a company created to help more women get involved and be successful in the automotive sport. She provides a platform for female motorsports drivers and enthusiasts to promote and support females in the sport of high performance driving where women racers can collectively have a voice and start changing the industry. 

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Jean Pierre Kathoefer, or JP as his friends call him, is the Founder of Johnnypuetz Productions. He’s a thirty-something German, living in New York City, who has an obsession with motorcycles and film making. His latest creation is a short documentary titled The Distinguished Gentleman that was selected by several Film Festivals and is now available on Amazon.  He and fellow Cars Yeah guest Lou Barletta recently collaborated to produce the music video Ghost Ride and JP also produced the short film Big Apple Outlaw with Magnus Walker.

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Lou Barletta is a filmmaker whose been a Porsche car enthusiast since the early 80's. Film has inspired his love for cars.  Movies including the Graduate with Al Pacino inspired him to purchase a 1986 Red Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate as his very first car. He created Ghost Ride with Big Apple Outlaws creator, J.P., which is a soon to be released music video style passion project showcasing Lou’s 1979 Porsche 911 SC. 

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Spencer Pumpelly is an American race car driver currently racing with The Racers Group known as TRG. He also runs in the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in a GS Audi R8 driving with Rob Ferriol for Hardpoint Motorsports as well as contesting the NAEC in IMSA Weathertech in a Grasser Magnus Lamborghini in GTD. He’s competed at the top levels of sports car for over two decades.

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Brian Bossone is the producer of All Out live, a live show that takes parts of his involvement on the TV shows Pinks All Out and Pass Time and has allowed him to create the first interactive Live drag racing TV show. His show is going into their third season and it currently airs on MAVTV, Rev’n TV, and Amazon. 

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John Draneas is a true car guy.  He collects, he races, and he cleans them and tries a little maintenance every now and then. His law practice focuses on business and tax planning, primarily for closely-held businesses and their owners with an emphasis in all areas of income taxation, estate planning, tax controversies, and he represents car collectors as an important part of his practice. Automotive enthusiasts will recognize John from his writing in Sports Car Market magazine’s Legal Files where he has contributed for over 10 years. 

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Elizabeth Puckett is the Editor-in-Chief for Motorious.com, an online publication that caters to the collector and enthusiast crowd with a focus on American Muscle cars.  She transitioned to online publications focusing on news and features as an editor. Her father was a big influence on her path toward automotive obsession as he drove top fuel funny cars. She has drag races herself and done some road racing as well.

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Rob Krider is a National Champion racing driver competing in the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Honda Challenge Series. Rob has raced numerous forms of motorsports including drag racing, autocross, hill climbs, rally cross and even demolition derby. He’s also a champion endurance racing driver. He is a contributing editor for SpeedNews magazine and writes the Toolshed Engineer column that provides tips for club racers. When not on the track Rob is a California Highway Patrol officer.

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Peter Macalpine joined Girardo & Co where he and his talented team offer the most up-to-date and accurate market knowledge relating to the sourcing, selling and valuation of classic cars. Working one-on-one with a growing list of loyal clients, they help automotive enthusiasts and collectors source and sell vehicles, always matching the right car with the right enthusiast. Peter works towards uncovering the unknown history of individual cars and to build history files that help paint the full picture of a car for its new owner.

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John Esposito is the Founder of Espo Restoration, a company that has been caring for Porsches since 2009. Motivated by his dedication to perfection and the desire to provide people with cars they can drive and be proud of owning he and his Team cover a wide variety of services. Under their 32,000 square foot facility they feature a frame room complete with a Porsche Certified Celette Bench, body work, fabrication, repair, paint work in a stand-alone paint booth, mechanical work, and everything from service to full restorations. 

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Sean Pour is the Co-Founder of SellMax, a nationwide car buying service. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from San Diego State University and earned his degree while running the company. Sean got his start in entrepreneurship at the age of 14 during the 2008 economic crisis however that didn’t deter him and he hasn’t looked back since. It hasn't always been easy, but he has certainly learned a lot throughout his journey.

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Jon Shirley is long time and enthusiastic classic car collector. He was an active vintage racer for 20 years, has driven in rallies around the world, and has won a multitude of concours awards in both the USA and Europe including Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Jon worked with Tandy Corporation for 25 years and left to join Microsoft Corporation in 1983 where he became President, Chief Operating Officer and a director. He retired from Microsoft in 1990 and from their board of directors in 2008. Jon is also an avid fine art collector and philanthropist in the art world.

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Don Taylor is the Director of the Stand 21 Safety Foundation, which educates racers on keeping themselves safer, He also serves as the UK Motorsport Industry Association’s Development Director for US West Coast and Southeast Regions. Don also continues to be a consultant in the racing industry. 

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Brett Sloan owns and operates Sloan Motors, a place where he lives his lifelong passion for Porsche. It is a company that his late father, Richard, founded and developed one of the most recognized Porsche specialty dealers in the world selling approximately 5,000 Porsches over the span of almost four decades. Brett learned from his father how to manage and operate a premier specialty dealership and the intricacies of the marque – their strengths and weaknesses, construction methods, rarity and effective marketing approaches. Sloan Motors to help unite enthusiasts and collectors with the highest quality Porsches available.

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Elana Scherr didn’t grow up in a car family, but she has made up for lost time. She was a staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Roadkill Magazine, and currently reviews new cars for Edmunds and Car and Driver while also covering classics and car culture for American Car Collector, Sports Car Market, and other enthusiast titles. Elana and her husband Tom share their collection on the Challengeher YouTube channel. 

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Niels van Roij runs an award-winning automotive design studio. He and his team provide automotive design and research projects for a variety of automotive customers.  Niels and his team work on coach built, fully handmade, high-end vehicles. Niels also writes articles for trade press and publishes on strategic automotive design and is recognized as an inspiring and motivating speaker. 

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Henry Atwell May is the author of the book First Black Autos, a story of passion, perseverance, and achievement. It is a non-fiction story that some of the most knowledgeable automotive enthusiasts know nothing about. The story is about the Charles Richard “C.R.” Patterson & Sons Company, an African-American Automobile manufacturer. Patterson-Greenfield buggies, Motor Cars, Buses and Trucks were manufactured from early 1900s to 1937. 

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McKeel Hagerty is the CEO and driving force behind Hagerty, the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners. He is an in-demand speaker on leadership and business success, and a trusted automotive voice for major print and broadcast media. McKeel is the former Board Chairman for YPO, a global leadership community of 28,000 chief executives around the world who are driven by the belief that the world needs better leaders and that business can be a force for good.

 

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Ryan Carignan is the Business Manager for the Porsche Club of America (PCA) Racing Program. In his role he is responsible for the relationships with all of their corporate partners, as well as the logistical requirements of the series. He works directly with the Club Race Chair, West Dillard, to manage the operations of Club Racing including their championships within the series, and their Clubsport Series sponsored by Pirelli. They have over 1,800 licensed racers and run 25 to 30 races annually in North America. Ryan also writes for the PCA magazine Panorama. Ryan is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with four Air Medals, multiple decorations, and he flew six combat deployments in the B-1 shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Dan Karr is Founder and CEO of ValChoice. After being struck by a car while riding his bicycle, Dan, a former Silicon Valley executive, was hit with nearly $100,000 in medical bills that neither his auto nor health insurance companies would pay. The experience left Dan determined to change the way consumers buy their auto insurance so that no one else would have to go through the same ordeal. That’s when Dan founded Valchoice, an online service that provides consumers, agents and advisors with information on which home and auto insurance companies offer the best value in price, protection, claims handling, and services.

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Stacey Mack is the President and CEO of Advantage Lifts, a company he has owned for five years.  Based in Hanover, PA, the company is a direct-to-consumer sales and marketing company that sells, services, and installs branded private labeled lifts. They offer car lifts from the biggest names in auto lift manufacturing including:  Advantage, BendPak, Challenger, Launch, Nussbaum, Rotary and More. 

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Greg Prince owns and operates Prestige Collector Car Appraisal, located in Green Banks, Washington. He grew up around cars, raced his Chevelle SS in his wilder youth days and attended numerous Indy 500 races with his father in the late 60s and 70s. Greg has restored countless cars, been a national marque judge, written a nationally acclaimed authenticity manual for the Studebaker Avanti, and today helps owners appraise their collector cars, provides collection assistance, and helps find and source classic collector cars for his clients.

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Pete Doriguzzi was born and raised just outside of Denver Colorado where riding motocross and working on cars and trucks was an integral part of his early life.  Just over 10 years ago, Pete moved to Florida to work with Heacock Classic Collector Car insurance and has served as underwriting manager, risk advisor, value guru, and experiential marketing ambassador.  He’s worked alongside Ford Heacock and the Lake Mirror Classic concours, is a member of the Shelby American Automobile Club, and when he’s not attending events for Heacock Classic, you can find him at the track polishing his skills behind the wheel.

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Max Girardo is the founder of Girardo & Co where he and his talented team offer the most up-to-date and accurate market knowledge relating to the sourcing, selling and valuation of classic cars. Working one-on-one with a growing list of loyal clients, they help automotive enthusiasts and collectors source and sell vehicles, always matching the right car with the right enthusiast. As a market leader, Girardo & Co offers a unique insight into the collector car industry and into an array of resources that enables them to build trust with new clients whilst also extending our long-term relationships with ambitious collectors.

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Charles Freeborn is an automotive enthusiast who loves to work with his hands and discover how things work including a lot of wrenching on his automobiles. He is a master woodworker who builds fine furniture, guitars, and a number of automotive inspired wooden boxes. Charles is a Board member and Driving Instructor to the Cascade Sports Cars Club and HOD. He drives a 1974 911S Targa and a 914 Race Car in which he plans to compete at ICSCC and Vintage race groups.

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Alex Grappo is the Founder at Drive Coffee. He and his team approach coffee like racing; the details matter and they take a relentless approach to improvement. Their focus is from the ground up, including the soil, to the plant, to the bean, the perfect roast, and into your cup. He is a lifelong car enthusiast who has traveled to over 40 countries and lived in 5 including Nicaragua, Portugal, Jordan, Oman and the USA. His career includes over a decade of experience working in tech, automotive plus the food and beverage industries. At Drive Coffee their devotion is to perfecting the fuel for your drive.

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Derek DeBoer is a race car driver who currently drives for The Racers Group (TRG) in a Porsche, Caymen GT4 Club Sport MR/Evo. Derek has won at the Le Mans Aston Martin Festival, has had a top 10 finish at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, run multiple times at the 25 hours at Thunderhill with 2 podiums there, and is now entering his 7th season with TRG having brought home 27 podium finishes along the way. The journey has all been documented by his wife Brooke and can be found via www.fastlife.tv with episodes streaming on AmazonPrime, TubiTV and the most current content on YouTube.

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Seneca Giese is Co-Founder of Current Automotive, the nation’s first online pre-owned electric vehicle retailer. Seneca spent nearly nine years at Tesla and was one of the first two hundred employees to join the company in 2009. He was the top sales representative in North America for 2010/2011 and went on to lead a team responsible for the first deliveries of the Model S sedan across 37 states. Current Automotive educates consumers on electric vehicle ownership and sells low mileage, late-model pre-owned electric vehicles with a focus on Tesla.

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Wade Kawasaki is the President and CEO of Legendary Companies. In his role, Wade oversees the twelve Legendary Companies brands and six operating companies. He is based out of the Coker Group’s corporate headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2017 he was sworn in as Chairman of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, known as SEMA Board of Directors. In today's show Wade shares his thoughts about if the SEMA show will happen this year with the pandemic we are all facing.

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Steve Ahlgrim has been buying and selling collectible automobiles for nearly 40 years. Along the way, he put his experience to good use judging several Concours a year. While his expertise is the Ferrari marque, his assignments have ranged from brass era Buicks to the most modern exotics. Steve is a board member of the IAC/PFA, a Ferrari judging council. He also has helped in the planning of several shows and serves as the Chief Judge of the Celebration Florida Exotic Car Festival.  Motorcar Gallery is a company he works with today.

 

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George Patrick is a lifelong automotive enthusiast, whose company Automotive Performance Group (APG) is a custom vehicle manufacturer with years of expertise and experience. The APG flagship vehicle is the Ranger PRORUNNER conversion package that brings real off-road performance and styling to the Ford Ranger with a combination of aesthetic and performance upgrades. A true carbon fiber wide body made of 100% aerospace grade carbon fiber adds 10-inches of width to the truck and allows for fitment of up to 35-inch tires and up to 12.5-inches of suspension travel. 

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Brian Nash is the Founder and CEO of TunersCare.com. He has been the founder and leader of multiple car clubs, he’s an amateur car photographer (including shooting at the London, Sydney, & LA auto shows), has retailed and prototyped auto parts, and has been a SEMA member since 2014. Brian is determined to pass the legacy of car culture onto the next generation and publishes children’s books about motorsports. 

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Brian Baker is the Information Technology Manager for Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market Magazine. He is a fourth-generation automotive enthusiast whose interest is heavily focused on Japanese cars from the 1970s through the 1990s and he has a deep interest for the Japanese subculture. Brian writes for the Rising Sun column in Sports Car Market magazine, a column about the Japanese car market and trends. His passion is wrenching on his project vehicles which include:  a 1977 Datsun 280 Z, 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback, two Honda Aero 50s scooters and two 1987 Honda Elite 50s scooter.

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Kevin Buckler is the founder and CEO of Adobe Road Winery and The Racers Group (TRG). He is a professional race car driver and team owner. Adobe Road has become one of the darling boutique producers coming out of Sonoma and Napa counties and has received over 30+ scores from the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The Racing Series are 4 amazing California blend wines, from Napa and Sonoma that feature cutting-edge packaging technology and all around a motorsports theme.

If you missed my talk with Kevin yesterday be sure to listen and learn about his racing career. 

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Kevin Buckler is the founder and CEO of The Racers Group (TRG) and Adobe Road Winery. He is a professional race car driver and team owner running the single winningest privateer team in North American sports car history with over 100 victories in multiple professional classes.  Today he has four victories and 13 podiums at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, GT class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 7 series championships in IMSA, Grand-AM, and Pirelli World Challenge. TRG ran a multi-car effort at Daytona for 22 straight years and is the only team to have ever run a 5-car Porsche team successfully for 8 straight years. 

This is part one of a two part show with Kevin. Be sure to listen to show #1553 as well.

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Gordon McCall is the President and CEO of McCall Events and Director of Motorsports at Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel Valley, California. He is the co-founder of The Quail- A Motorsports Gathering and Quail Motorcycle Gathering. His company produces exclusive VIP events, one of the best-known being “Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival” at the Monterey Jet Center, the “Kick-Off” party for the iconic August automotive week in Monterey, California, now in its 29th year. Gordon has served as a Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Field Coordinator for more than 25 years. Gordon will be hosting the upcoming TV series “The Road to Provenance”, airing on MotorTrend TV this year.

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Louis Lee is the Producer and host of the Playing N Traffic show, a venture he started in 2016. He’s been in the automotive game for over 30 years and has owned and operated one of the top auto transport companies in the USA. He transports cars for some of the hottest entertainers and top car builders in the industry. He is an automotive enthusiast whose passion for cars lead him to create a unique website and mobile based magazine titled All Ends Magazine covering many aspects of the automotive industry. 

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Andy Reid is a Certified sports car fanatic who travels the world to see what’s crossing the auction blocks. He is an automotive writer, analyst, auction expert, concours judge, and collector car specialist at Haydenwood Insurance. During this pandemic Andy has created something wonderful. The Facebook page titled: The Isolation Island Concours d’Elegance.

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Noel Carroll is the Chief Executive Officer of Biofriendly Corporation. Their focus is on the environmental space and Noel has been part of the company since 2002. Their goal is to tackle issues to improve our planet by creating solutions that solve problems and make a real difference. Passionate about the environment, Noel is widening the company’s focus, from their flagship product, Green Plus, a fuel enhancer, to a broader reach that educates, invests in, and promotes a healthier planet.

 

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Bob Sellers is the Vice President and COO at Reliable Carriers. Reliable is a proud member of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Licensing and Insurance System where safety and care of your vehicles is their number one priority. Their fleet of over 403 trucks are piloted by a trained and talented team who take a personalized approach to caring for your special vehicles. Bob has been part of the Reliable Team for over 11 years and in the automotive transportation business for over 25 years.

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Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand and studied engineering and music at Victoria University in Wellington. After a motorcycle accident brought an end to his career as a symphony orchestra oboist, he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. That success lead to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, BMW, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, and numerous other motorcycle marques. Ian’s newest book is titled The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles, Every Model Since 1923, published by The Quarto Group.

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Tom Cotter has been a car-crazy guy his entire life. After selling his company in 2001 he bought himself a 289 Cobra and drove across the United States with his pal Peter Egan. Yes, that Peter Egan. He wrote his first book, Homan-Moody, The Legendary Team and then wrote a series of six books on barn finds including The Cobra in The BarnThe Hemi, The Vincent, The Corvette, The Harley in The Barn, and 50 Shades of Rust, Cuba’s Car Culture along with Bill Warner, and Motor City Barn Finds with Michael Alan Ross. His most recent book is titled Ford Model T Coast to Coast, A Slow Drive Across a Fast Country. He is the host of Hagerty’s Barn Find Hunter on YouTube and is currently restoring a Lotus Elan Series 1.

 

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Ted Wentz III is CEO of Quadratec, one of the largest and most well-known off-road parts and accessories retailers/distributors. Quadratec is a family owned business, started in 1990 by Ted’s father. They are celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2020. 

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Austin Paruch is the Owner of Paruch Automotive Craftsmanship in Appleton, Wisconsin. He and his team are specialists in automotive metal restoration and fabrication. Before starting his own company Austin honed his craft working on concours level restorations including some of the most beautiful collector cars in the world; Ferraris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces, and many others. His true passion lies in Italian marques that are coach build, specifically from the 50s. Today he is building a one-off vehicle inspired by the designs of that era, an alloy bodied Barchetta he has nicknamed “Strada Americana.”

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Kris Clewell is a published author, photographer, filmmaker, road trip explorer, and prolific mistake maker.  Kris has owned over 50 cars in the last 20 years including everything from 10 or more VW Rabbits, a Yugo GV, a 200,000 mile Porsche 996 911, a BMW e30 Touring, and a Mercedes C43 AMG.  Kris is also a host of the Overcrest Podcast, one of the fastest-growing automotive podcasts in the nation. 

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Michael Bodell, is the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Petersen Automotive Museum, amateur car collector, motorcycle racer, and product developer. He joined the Petersen in 2014 just before their massive $90M renovation and oversees all of its operations and marketing. In addition to growing the Petersen brand, Michael is a Lotus enthusiast and collector. Having previously worked for start-ups, museums, and retail organizations, Michael holds experience across a spectrum of disciplines. He has designed and created two proprietary softwares and executed numerous strategic plans at the Petersen and other companies.

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Terry Karges has served as Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum for the past 8 years, being instrumental in its transformation into the world’s finest automotive museum. Terry has extensive experience in the automotive, sports and entertainment industry. He has held key leadership roles at Venchurs Vehicle Systems, Roush Performance, Cord Automotive, Oakland Stompers/NASL Soccer Team, Sea World, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and Disneyland. He is also a founding partner in MotoAmerica, North America’s premiere motorcycle road racing series.

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Craig Jackson is the Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. Over the decades, Craig has earned the reputation as one of the world’s most respected automotive collectors and restoration experts. In addition to the numerous Barrett-Jackson Auctions that take place across the country, Craig is an avid automotive collector and enthusiast. This past January, Barrett-Jackson celebrated its most successful auction ever in Scottsdale, Arizona during their annual event. Craig and his team will be celebrating Barrett-Jackson’s 50th anniversary in 2021, which no doubt will be another banner year for the company and its customers.

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Harry Clark is the Founder of Classic Promenade a collector car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona. He has a special affinity to CCCA Classics and has collected and enjoyed marques including Packard, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Pierce Arrow and Cadillac. He has served for two terms on the National Board of Directors of the Classic Car Club of America and The LeMay Museum. Harry is a CCCA Master Judge and has participated in numerous Concours events including Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and many others. Harry is presently Field Marshal of the La Jolla Concours. 

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Marcus Anghel is the Owner of Anghel Restorations where he and his team produce concours level creations. They have restored cars for clients from around the world and the cars they produce have been included as part of the best judged vehicles at events including Shelby’s, Boss Mustangs, and Cobra Jets. In addition to restoring cars Marcus is the head national judge for the Shelby Club of America. He writes articles for Mustang Monthly and Mustang Times.

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Brady Wright is a lifelong motor enthusiasts and builder of all kinds of vehicles from motorcycles to hot rods. But that’s not all. He crafts canes and walking sticks, guitars, and other musical instruments, audio gear and more. To say he is a hands-on creator is an understatement. With over 25 years as a broadcaster and trainer, today he hosts the automotive podcast called Horsepower Chrome and Rust. Brady also produces car shows throughout the northwest.

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Sam Schwartz is CEO of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, a firm that specializes in transportation planning and engineering. He also writes a column on traffic for The New York Daily News. Previously Sam was New York City’s Traffic Commissioner and was the Chief Engineer of the NYC Department of Transportation. He started his transportation career in the late 1960’s as a NYC cabbie and joined the Traffic Department, as a junior engineer, in 1971. Sam has authored the books titled:  No One at the Wheel: Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future (2018) and Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and The Fall of Cars (2015) that lay out a recipe for cities faced with rapid changes in modes, automation, demographic shifts and travelers’ preferences. 

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Lawrence Baxter is the Proprietor of Bespoke British Sports Cars, an importer of custom-built, very exclusive recreations of Jaguars and classics by Lynx and Proteus. These automobiles include the Lynx XKSS and McQueen tribute Porsche 911, and the Proteus C-type. He is also a member of a race experience company that operates Kaizen Motorsports & Formula Experiences. Lawrence is a co-owner of one of the first Corvette C8s that will be put on the track later this year. Lawrence is also the David T. Zhang Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke Law School. He was the executive vice president and Chief eCommerce Officer at Wachovia Corporation and has helped a number of startups in the Charlotte area.

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Ed Gilbertson is the Chairman of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG). Ed is also the President of the Jury – Salon Prive’ Concour d’Elegance, a role that pulled him out of retirement to handle all the judging at this event that is held at the Blenheim Palace in the UK. Ed has been active in the car hobby for over 45 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. 

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Bryan Dagel is the owner and operator of Dagel Refinishing & Fabrication. He opened his shop in 1994 restoring and building muscle cars. He was part owner of Rat Rod Magazine from 2011 to 2016 and built rat rods for the magazine, competing in their first ever official Rat Rod magazine tour in 2011. Bryan built 4 rat rods in 6 years and completed 4 tours and 2 build-offs with the magazine. In 2016 they held a SEMA Rat Rod build off which included 3 builders, one of which was Sam Hard featuring his 1937 Rolls Royce Rat Rod. This was the birth of Bryan’s International RATical Rod Build-Off Drive Off.

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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, 2017 and 2018 was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States as part of the Inc. 5000.  In 2020 ClassicCars.com attracts over 3 million visits a month, has 35,000 vehicles for sale, supports the largest online network of classic car dealers and auction houses, and delivers daily industry-leading news coverage through its award-winning Journal that has over 350,000 monthly readers. ClassicCars.com has become the trusted home of the collector car enthusiast.

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Jeff Thisted has worked in the car industry for decades. He was part of AutoTracer.com and Wheels-TV. He’s hosted on stage at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Chicago Auto Show, the New York International Auto Show and many others across America. He’s been the live-events host on the Hot Rod Power Tour, Car Craft Summer Nationals, the F-Body Nationals, and the C-10 Nationals. He holds an SCCA racing license and is a member of the Motor Press Guild.  You can find his adventures and exploits in this ’55 Chevy at idrivea55.com. His past includes working on The Price is Right with Bob Barker and he was the only male host of GSN’s Playmania Block of programming where he hosted both Quiznation and 100 Winners.

 

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Mike Linner is the Founder of Car Show Nationals, an online car show he started in 2001. It is a platform for advertising events and letting the world know about all the fantastic car shows taking place. At Car Show Nationals.com you’ll find an enormous listing of events, videos, photos, and automotive products you can purchase. Mike is an automotive photographer and has a video podcast titled Let’s Roll.

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Nelson Gill is the owner of ACC Performance where they design, engineer, and manufacture the Original BOSS HOG Torque Converters. The company was founded over 50 years ago in 1970. Nelson purchased the company in 2005 and he took it from a business shipping into just 5 states to today where they ship across the United States and beyond. Today you’ll find BOSS HOG Torque Converters in cars and trucks in over 14 countries, all originating in Muscle Shoals, Alabama here in the United States of America.

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Mark Hyman is the founder of Hyman Ltd, one of the largest and most respected collector vehicle dealers in the world Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Hyman Ltd’s 70,000-square foot facility is filled with a diverse inventory of nearly 200 of the world’s finest automobiles, covering virtually every era and genre imaginable –from horseless carriages to modern-era supercars and virtually everything in between. After more than 30 years in operation, Mark and his expert staff of fifteen serve a global clientele through sales, procurement, and a highly successful consignment program. When not in the office, Mark can be found meeting friends, old and new, at Concours events, tours, rallies, and automotive gatherings around the world.

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Tom Clark is a Minority Partner at Motorcar Gallery where they have over 200 years of combined in-house exotic, vintage, and collector car experience. From the common to the obscure, the team helps navigate your collector car journey through values, inspections, finance, transportation, storage, and the maintenance of your vintage automobiles. Born into a collector car family his father was a car collector and SCCA National Champion in Formula C. Tom has raced with SCCA since the early 80s, was their Rookie of the year in the Florida Region in 1985 and competed in Formula Renault. In 2005 he began competitive driving instruction and coaching. He’s been involved in the automotive industry since the early 70s buying and selling Ferraris and many other marques.

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Terry Wilson, a.k.a Coverman66, is a YouTuber whose passion and enthusiasm knows no bounds. At age 10 he was driving his uncle’s muscle cars on the back roads of South Carolina. Through high school and beyond, he worked on and built impressive muscle cars. In 1998, he test-drove a new Camaro and fell in love with the iconic LS1engine and that’s where things heated up. He started documenting his builds using video. After he accidentally posted a video on YouTube making it public, well, the rest is history!

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Steve Ahlgrim works at Motorcar Gallery where they have over 200 years of combined in-house exotic, vintage, and collector car experience. From the common to the obscure, the team helps navigate your collector car journey through values, inspections, finance, transportation, storage, and the maintenance of your vintage automobiles. Steve has been buying and selling collectible automobiles for nearly 40 years. While his area of expertise is the Ferrari marque, his assignments have ranged from brass era Buicks to the most modern exotics. Steve is a board member of the IAC/PFA, a Ferrari judging council. He also has helped in the planning of several shows and serves as the Chief Judge of the Celebration Florida Exotic Car Festival.

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Rob Conrad is the host at iHeart Radio Birmingham on Magic 96.5, the Magic Morning Show with Rob & Hilary, where he’s been entertaining listeners since 1992. Rob also produces a podcast titled Collecting Cars with Rob Conrad and he owns and operates Rob Conrad’s Classic Cars. The business started as a simple idea and has bloomed into a wonderful operation chauffeuring lovebirds to and from special occasions including weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and other meaningful adventures. Rob is an active automotive enthusiast and belongs to several Packard Clubs. His 1956 Caribbean has a fascinating backstory and his 1951 Packard 250 Sporting Convertible named ‘Ruby’ is the star of his business making memories for couples never to be forgotten.

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Dick Berggren has been a college professor earning a Ph.D. in psychology at Tufts University, a racetrack PA announcer, radio announcer, and a TV announcer covering big-league NASCAR for over 30 years. As a racecar driver, he won 23 feature events, most of them driving sprint cars. He edited Stock Car Racing Magazine for 23 years and he founded Open Wheel and Speedway Illustrated magazines. He headed the group that raised the funds to build the North East Motor Sports Museum in Loudon, New Hampshire, which opened in 2017. Dick is a frequent emcee at racing award dinners and has earned numerous awards for his journalism and contributions to racing.

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Bruce Trenery is the owner of Fantasy Junction located in Emeryville, California, a company he started with two friends in 1976. By the next year he took over the company and since then he has sold over 9,000 collector vehicles including classics, vintage race cars, and pretty much everything else. Back in the day, Bruce raced Formula Vee, Formula C, and Formula B. He continued racing with SCCA and has run in vintage races, all over the world, for over four decades. He has driven in rallies and tours in everything from Jaguar D-Types to Ferraris, Alfas, Monzas, and Porsche Can-Am cars. Bruce ran the company up until 2018 when then his son Spencer took over the day to day operations. Bruce continues to buy, sell, hold and enjoy fine old automobiles.

 

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Richard Jenkins is a motorsport enthusiast who has a keen interest in what happened to racers after they left the sport. Inspired by a book released in 1966 about former British soccer players titled Where Are They Now?, authored by Pringle and Fissler, Richard decided to trace past racecar drivers. In 2014, he was approached by the widow of racer Richie Ginther and in 2020, his book titled Richie Ginther: Motor Racing’s Free Thinker was published. With memories from his family, friends and fellow racers, this biography is also packed, after meticulous research, with an abundance of quotes from Richie himself to create as thorough and as deeply personal life story about Richie as possible.

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Mark Stone is Director of Business Development for Evans Cooling Systems. Evans develops, manufactures, and sells waterless coolants for all kinds of combustion engines and they work with some of the biggest automotive companies and names in auto racing. Their products solve cooling problems, reduce maintenance costs and can reduce fuel consumption and emissions and they eliminate the need for disposal of harmful contaminants. Mark has been active recently in the area engine cooling systems optimization and currently is an active member of the ASTM and the Society of Automotive Engineers.  His international experience includes programs and business development activities in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, India, South Africa, and the U.K. 

John Light, Powersports Division Director from Evans Cooling is a past Cars Yeah guest.

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Dina Parise is the President of Dina Parise Ventures. She was the 2015 IHRA Pro Mod World Champion and the first female to hold that title. She was a professional figure skater and skated with the Ice Capades for four years and after leaving the ice she decided to start drag racing. Her first quarter-mile run was 9 seconds at 146 miles per hour and today she drives her Pro Mod Cadillac named “Stella” at under 6 seconds and over 240 mph. Her motto, “it’s an accomplishment to get to the finish line first, but the journey getting there is what is most important” is what drives Dina to compete. In addition to racing, she serves through motivational speaking engagements and mentoring females not only in the sport but beyond.

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Jon Saltinstall grew up near Donington Park, where he witnessed his first motor race at the age of 12 after winning tickets in a local newspaper competition. Already fascinated by the sport and its history, he obsessively pursued his interest while following a career in banking. His admiration for Niki Lauda led him to embark on writing his first book, Niki Lauda: His Competition History, and after nine years, in 2019, he completed it only a matter of weeks before his subject’s death. The book covers Niki Lauda’s career that spanned 16 seasons and 18 years, competing in a wide variety of cars and categories. With over 374 pages and more than 500 photographs, many of which have not been published, his book provides a remarkable visual of his entire racing career.

 

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Jon Bentley joined the BBC’s Top Gear Program as a researcher. He went on to become Producer and Executive Producer of that hit TV show between 1987 and 1999. He produced other programs for the BBC including The Car’s The Star. In 2002, after time as a producer with ITV and the BBC Natural History Unit, he launched Fifth Gear for Channel Five and produced the show until 2004 when he joined The Gadget Show as a presenter. This gave him the opportunity to indulge in another childhood passion; technology. He is now established as the Program’s main gadget reviewer. Jon writes for Amateur Photographer and has penned stories for numerous other publications. In November 2019, Jon wrote his first book titled, Autopia: The Future of Cars, which was published by Atlantic Books. 

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Jakob Greisen is the Bonhams Vice President, head of their US Motoring and a Collectors Motorcar Specialist. Bonhams is a British auction house that was founded in 1793. It is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers known internationally for fine art, antiques, jewelry, automobilia, motorcycles, and motorcars. The auctions are held in conjunction with some of the most renowned global motoring events including The Quail, Goodwood Revival, and many others. Jakob holds memberships in numerous motoring clubs and is an avid enthusiast and collector of motorcars and motorcycles. 

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Aaron McKenzie is an automotive writer, photographer, producer, and digital media consultant. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Aaron left the United States when he was 22 and spent a decade living and working in South Korea. He returned to the states in 2012 and stumbled, somewhat accidentally, into a career in the automotive media space. He partnered with major brands including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar and worked with his childhood heroes including Stirling Moss, Hurley Haywood, and David Hobbs. Today Aaron lives in the San Pedro area of Los Angles, California.

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Gabe Tesch is a 16-year-old racer who has been on the track for the last three years.  He competes up and down the west coast, has won three local championships, a first-place finish and qualified fourth at the International Karting Federations Grand Nationals. However, his future hasn’t always looked so bright. When Gabe was 11 years old he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Through his ordeal of 48 consecutive days of proton radiation, 48 weeks of chemotherapy, and a lot of challenging times Gabe made the decisions “God didn’t get me through this brain cancer so I could have a normal life.” And so racing was a course he embarked on to build a life of meaning and excitement.

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Von Hot Rod Valdez is a lifelong hotrodder who has become a legend in pinstriping. You’ll find him at car shows throughout the country, and the world, sharing his story, his passion, and his art with the automotive and motorsports industry. Born into an automotive family his father Ben was known as “The Rod Father” and Hot Rod eventually created his own hotrod shop in California, a business he built over 20 years before selling it to focus solely on pinstriping and taking this cool art form to the mainstream public. He is a speaker, a teacher, a mentor and is known as “The Master of the Fine Line.” He has appeared on numerous television shows around the world and been the honored guest at many domestic and international car shows.

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Marikay Satryano is the Executive Director of the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center a role she has enjoyed since 2014. The Pray Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, continues the work of Malcolm Pray through the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. Malcolm Pray’s passion for automobiles and his journey as an entrepreneur continues to inspire young people, families, and youth groups through innovative programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Cum Laude and University Honors with Distinction from The School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC, a Certificate of Graduate Studies from the University of Florence, Italy, a Masters in Teaching, Fordham University and an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing.  

 

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Karl Troy owns European Road and Racing in North Charleston, South Carolina. He opened his business in 1990. Way back in 1985, Karl worked for BRUN Motorsport preparing a Porsche 962 for the IMSA series. In 1986, he and his team became World Champions. Today, he and his European Road and Racing Team are luxury car service experts caring for a wide variety of vehicles including all manufacturer services, inspections, diagnostics, engine repair and replacement, suspension, transmissions, parts, and much more. They perform complete performance builds and upgrades plus they offer driver’s coaching for DE and Road racing events.

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Simon Kidston is known around the world as a multilingual classic car commentator and columnist, consultant and entrepreneur. Above all, he is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable adviser on the purchase and sale of rare classics. The company Simon founded in 2006, Kidston SA, has been responsible for the sale of some of the world’s highest-value motor cars. Simon developed this knowledge through his early working life in the auction world, co-founding Geneva-based Brooks Europe, lately Bonhams, and staging some of the most glamourous classic car sales ever experienced. More recently, Simon devised and launched K500, an online resource that gives honest opinions and unbiased insights into the automotive collector car market. 

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Richard Farler is the General Sales Manager at O’Gara Group, an award-winning factory-authorized dealer for Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars serving Southern California in San Diego and La Jolla. Richard is originally from the UK and has lived in the USA for 30+ years. He was a professional soccer player and served in the British Army as part of the Royal Military Police. He started a car business in Germany and has been in the automotive industry for close to 41 years. He has been a GM for dealers, operated a consulting business identifying best practices for dealers and loves riding motorcycles and travel when he’s not volunteering and attending charity events or spending time with his six grandchildren.

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Mark Wilson grew up in a car family with a father who is an automotive journalist and a mother who loves motorsports. He worked with Stewart Paterson in his race prep shop and was gifted a Formula Ford which he promptly started racing. Mark’s career started as a test driver for marketing claims and progressed into high-performance driver coaching and marketing events. He travels the country to work with OEMs, he coaches private clients, and he even trains special forces. In 2016, he set his sights higher and embarked on a flying journey with a goal to be a commercial pilot allowing him to fulfill his ultimate dream of flying and driving fast.

 

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Jake Raby is the Founder and President of Raby Enterprises, a company he established in 1998. Think of him as an owner, inventor, and a developer. He started working with Porsche engines at the age of 13 and he founded Raby’s Aircooled Technology, a company specializing in high-performance air-cooled engines for Porsche and VW applications. He holds 5 U.S. patents and recently completed his second step-by-step engine rebuilding video titled ‘A Focus on M9X Engine Assembly’. Jake worked with Tony Callas of Callas Rennsport, a past Cars Yeah guest, as his co-instructor. Today he’s teamed up with his 8-year-old daughter, Ava, to form a training program aimed at helping children to help them with mechanical things, learning components, disassembling and reassembling things in a series of multi-media resources including a step-by-step video.

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Once upon a time, there was a rebellious, button-pushing, tattooed-pizza-bagel loving Italian-Jewish woman from North Jersey. Rebecca Schindler chose the road less traveled and with her kids in-tow, pushed life’s boundaries and sought some adventure. Rebecca is a “SheCanic" at a woman-owned and run automotive repair shop in the Philadelphia area titled Girls Auto Clinic. She likes to fly by the seat of her pants yet has some bold plans for her own automotive business in the future. Rebecca is the niece of past Cars Yeah Guest, Francis Abates.

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Jeff Broadus has been involved in the automotive industry throughout his professional career. He began with a pioneering lifestyle magazine, The Robb Report. Then he joined Car Collector magazine as the Marketing Director and in 1992, became publisher/owner of that publication. In 2010, he sold the publishing company and all its assets. Over the next nine years, he managed a national marketing campaign for both Heacock Classic and Grundy Insurance groups before retiring from the insurance business. Today in his new venture, Jeff has joined the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union as VP/Executive Director of Special Projects. Among his many responsibilities, is one of his favorite tasks to manage the growth and success of the MIDFLORIDA Auto Show and Lake Mirror Concours. The event takes place in Lakeland, Florida, and this year will celebrate its 21st year, October 16 – 18, 2020.

 

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Donnie Gould has been a car specialist and partner at RM Sotheby’s since 2002. He has had more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction and restoration industry and his vast knowledge of classic cars stems from his learning first-hand from his father, Tiny Gould, one of the first full-time antique automobile dealers in the country. Donnie played an integral role in developing RM’s Florida auction presence and was a natural choice for president when RM established its subsidiary company, Auctions America, in 2010. He was a Vintage Winston Cup racer and has a strong familiarity with a wide variety of vintage marques. Donnie is a long-time member of the CCCA, the SAAC, the Austin-Healey Vintage Racing Club, and he’s a lifetime member of the AACA.

 

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Adam Kern is a Chicago native who in 2012 purchased his first Porsche after growing up as a lifelong muscle car fan in a GM loving family. Since then he has joined the board of directors for the PCA-Chicago region along with running the club’s autocross program and its social media. In 2017, Adam led efforts to create CheckedItOut Chicago, ‘the Porsche convergence’ held in downtown Chicago. CheckedItOut is a non-profit that raises money for local charities by bringing Porsche owners and enthusiasts together for a day of cars, food, and music in an urban setting.

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Brenda Priddy likes to tell people that she was born with a camera in her hands, and hardly remembers a time that she didn’t own a camera or two, or maybe a half dozen. Since 1992, Brenda has been a well-known fixture in the automotive industry, photographing pre-production automobiles undergoing hot weather testing in the desert, and selling the photos to publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Car and Driver, and even the Encyclopedia Britannica. The mom of two suddenly became one of the most famous automotive “spy photographers” in the world! In 2013 she shifted to fine art photography and in 2014 organized people-to-people tours of Cuba. Brenda has always been involved in raising money for charities, and in 2017, she was appointed a CASA (court-appointed special advocate for foster children) by the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona.  

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Mark Steigerwald is the Executive Director at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. Their mission is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. After graduate school, Mark interned at the International Motor Racing Research Center where he became their Director. Along the way, he got to meet fascinating and generous people associated with all facets of the racing world including Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Vic Elford, Sam Posey, Rusty Wallace, and many others. I have had the experience of visiting the California Automobile Museum and it is a very special place. Regular listeners will recall the museum’s Curator Carly Starr was a past guest on Cars Yeah.

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Charles Navarro is the President of LN Engineering, a company he founded while studying Computer Science at Northwestern University in 2002 along with his wife, Tammy Hellings. LN Engineering formed a niche previously non-existent for precision performance aftermarket engine components specifically targeted toward addressing known issues and improving upon original equipment engine components for Volkswagen and Porsche models. LN Engineering is best known for its trademark Nickies air-cooled cylinders. The company has evolved and grown and along with Raby Engine Development, focusing on research and development leading to solutions for past and current models.

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Ed Petersen is the CEO of Wrench. He studied History and Business at Whittier College where he graduated and then went on to become an entrepreneur. Ed participated in the founding of multiple technology and data companies before he founded Wrench 4 years ago in January of 2016. Ironically, he did not come from the automotive industry; his entire background was in technology. Ed recognized that there was a need in the auto repair industry for a newer, more efficient, trustworthy, and convenient way for consumers. In his vision, the whole process of car repair and maintenance needed the introduction of technology and data. Hence, Wrench was born and has disrupted the industry in ways never before thought possible. 

 

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Elana Scherr didn’t grow up in a car family but has made up for lost time since then. She started her wheeled career in motorcycle parts fabrication, then did a stint in Automotive PR before moving to the editorial side. She was a staff editor at HOT ROD Magazine, Editor in Chief of Roadkill Magazine, and currently reviews new cars for Edmunds and Car and Driver while also covering classics and car culture for American Car Collector, Sports Car Market, and other enthusiast titles. Elana and her husband Tom have a large collection (more than a dozen) of mostly carbureted vehicles including an Opel GT, several muscle cars, and a classic open-backed ramp truck race hauler that originally belonged to Pro Stock legend Dick Landy. They cover their collection and keeping it running on the Challengeher YouTube channel. Along with the car projects, Elana is writing a book with Don Prudhomme about his life and racing career.

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Brian Allan is the Senior Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at HyreCar. He is responsible to assist OEMs and retail dealers with strategies to profit from the carsharing, ridesharing and transportation as a Service (TaaS) opportunities. Brian serves on advisory boards for several retail and technology firms and he is renowned for recognizing industry trends and developing innovative solutions that leverage technology to improve the employee and customer experience for the automotive industry. After 30 years of service as a General Manager and Group Director of Business Development at Galpin Motors, Brian founded Respective.io, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on emerging technologies and innovation in the retail automotive industry. 

Mike Furnari, HyreCar’s Chief Business Development Officer is a previous guest here on Cars Yeah.

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Casey Putsch is the founder and president of Genius Garage, a 501(c)3 public educational charity centered around hands-on automotive engineering, design, and history.  After college, he started Putsch Racing, a facility for high-end road racing preparation and automotive restoration. With a solid foundation of hands-on fabrication, engineering, art, and design, Casey has created a fan base on social media for his exciting personal stories and automotive adventures. Some of his builds include the world’s only turbine-powered Batmobile and the Omega Car high-high-efficiency prototype. He was awarded The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in education and was honored to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for his work in mentoring young people. 

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