Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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