Mon, 31 August 2015
Rubén Verdés is the past President of the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club, RROC. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Rolls-Royce Foundation, an organization that exists to promote preservation and historical pursuits, as well as managing a museum exhibiting Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles in Pennsylvania. He is a writer and contributes to various enthusiast and lifestyle publications and is heavily involved with various annual automotive events that sponsor charities. When he’s not playing with Rolls Royces Rubén is an entrepreneur with an international banking background, an automotive historian, a writer and a believer in the power of charitable endeavors.
Fri, 28 August 2015
324: Bob Cuneo from Chassis Dynamics Award Winning Racing Designer with Wins in NASCAR, SCCA, NHRA, NEMA, IMSA
Bob Cuneo is the Founder and Chief Engineer of Chassis Dynamics. Focusing on suspension design and prototyping development. For over 30 years the company has designed and built oval track, road race, drag race, snowmobile and motorcycle race vehicles. Division win highlights include NASCAR, SCCA, NHRA, NEMA, and IMSA. Their cars have earned hundreds of wins, broken track records, and accumulated championships. They also designed and built bobsleds for the U.S. Olympic Team.
Thu, 27 August 2015
Ptolemy Elrington lives in the UK in Brighton. He has worked as an artist and sculptor since 2002. He works with recycled materials incorporating a regenerative eco aware theme to his unique and creative art. His website Hubcap Creatures feature sculptures built utilizing hubcaps from automobiles. His creations take on a life of their own and represent sea creatures and animals. Ptolemy’s art has been commissioned by numerous corporations and private collectors alike and you’ll find his art in exhibitions in galleries throughout Europe.
Wed, 26 August 2015
Andy Pilgrim is the Founder of Electronic Computer Services based in Florida. ECS is an IT consulting company he’s owned since 1989. In 2008 he started The Traffic Safety Education to help educate new drivers, parents, and teachers about driving safety. Andy has also been a professional racecar driver since 1984. He currently drives through GM Racing for Team Cadillac ATS-R. He’s earned 63 wins in 10 different series and has 5 professional Championship Wins. He finished 116 consecutive IMSA races. The #92 Mobil 1 Corvette that he races in 1991 is on permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. as the only example of an American-built GT sports car and his name’s on the roof!
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Tue, 25 August 2015
Justin Lapriore runs LetsMakeMedia, a modern digital video production company showcasing the art of craft through short films. LetsMakeMedia forges short documentary style films with an easily recognizable style, capturing automobiles, music, food and drink, as well as the artists/craftsmen and women who create and maintain these arts. But it is the automobile which is closest to Justin’s heart, and his fascination undoubtedly started as a toddler with post-bath hair drying rides in his father’s 289 Shelby Cobra.
Mon, 24 August 2015
Colin McLemore is the Founder at Mac’s Tie Downs in Sandpoint, Idaho. He started his company in 1993 realizing a need for high quality and safe tie-down systems for trailer sand truck beds. His patented VersaTie Tracks and Connectors have become the standard in the industry used by the best trailer builders in the country. Mac’s TieDowns sell a complete line of track, connectors, deck and specialty hardware and straps on their website. - See more at: http://carsyeah.com/ourportfolio/320-colin-mclemore/?preview=true&preview_id=4182&preview_nonce=209bc79294#sthash.EaQquVk9.dpuf
Fri, 21 August 2015
Peter Zawadzki is the Founder and CEO of Classics and Exotics. Operating in Massachusetts he brings a new and unique “sharing economy” in to the car enthusiast’s garage. Classic and exotic car enthusiasts can now offset their car ownership costs by renting their cars to pre-screened, highly qualified renters. Whether a person is looking for a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air for a night out on the town or a 1979 Ferrari 308 for a drive down the coast, Classics&Exotics connects owners with renters and is free to join with no costly membership fees. Peter’s ultimate goal is to introduce a new generation of enthusiasts into the joy of classic and exotic car ownership.
Thu, 20 August 2015
John Wessels lives in South Africa and has been building model cars for decades. In 2004 it was his automotive passion that lead him to start designing and creating automotive sculptures. He founded AutCourture after showing his retro-deco designs at Techno Classics Essen in 2005. John established relations with two contacts, one in Holland and the other in England where his metal and painted metal sculptures are represented and sold to discerning collectors from around the world.
Wed, 19 August 2015
Jesse Iwuji, a Naval Academy graduate, is a surface warfare officer with two deployments under his belt. Assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California he spends his weekends at racetracks competing with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series team. When Jesse’s not on the track you’ll find him driving his Corvette on the wonderful roads around Laguna Seca. Jesse recently received approval to drive in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series.
Tue, 18 August 2015
316: Casey M. Annis is the Publisher and Editor at Parabolica Publishing where they produce Vintage Racecar/Vintage Roadcar Magazines
Casey M. Annis is the Publisher and Editor at Parabolica Publishing where they produce Vintage Racecar/Vintage Roadcar magazine, the Petersen Museum’s Finish Line and Petersen Quarterly, Alfa Owner, and The Oily Rag magazines. He founded Parabolica Publishing in 1997 after a career in biology, anatomy and neurobiology. Along with this passion for automobiles Casey is a long distance open-ocean paddleboard racer who’s competed in the 32-mile Catalina to Manhattan Beach race and the 32-mile Molokai to Oahu race.
Mon, 17 August 2015
John Kleven started his first business at the age of 12 and is entrepreneurship hasn’t slowed. In 2005 John and long time friend Benjamin Nussbaum opened Metropolitan Detail in Lynwood, Washington. There they care for their customers vehicles and provide them with loaners, a service few detailer’s provide. In addition to detailing vehicles Metropolitan Detail applies XPEL paint protection, dent removal and paint correction, window tinting, and more. They also offer a boutique where customers can purchase products at their facility or on their website.
Fri, 14 August 2015
314: Dan Quarnstrom is the author of Joyride Flatout, his new book about hot rods and dream machines
Dan Quarnstrom is the author of Joyride Flatout, his new book about hot rods and dream machines. He is a veteran 3D and visual development designer based in Los Angeles, who spent more than 15 years as a creative director, art director, and designer at the award-winning Rhythm & Hues Studios. Over the course of his career, he has worked on several animated films, designed the iconic Coca-Cola polar bears during the '90s, and seen his designs featured in Rolling Stone. Dan teaches at Art Center College of Design, The Laguna Academy, and the Art Institute. Whether it's a rock-and-roll poster, character design, fantasy environment, or 3-D animation, Dan loves to bring ideas to life.
Thu, 13 August 2015
Harold Cleworth is known as the “Painter Laureate of the car”. His lifetime of work grace homes, offices, and galleries, around the world. He’s painted album covers for the Rolling Stones, The Who, and automotive pieces for manufacturers, celebrities, drivers, and enthusiasts who commission paintings of their automobiles. He’s created upwards of 300 works on canvas over the years and thousands of posters and prints. Harold has just released his book An Artfulllife. It’s his legacy and presents his lifetime of work that represents his style and masterful impressions of the automobile over time. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Howard on July 1, 2014 when he appeared on Cars Yeah as my 22 guest and it’s wonderful to welcome him back to talk about his new book.
Wed, 12 August 2015
Vu Nguyen is the Executive Director of the Porsche Club of America. The PCA puts on more than 3,000 events annually in 13 different Zones that contain 144 Regions including the Club’s Annual Porsche Parade. Vu joined the PCA in 2005 when the club had just over 52,000 members and that number has swelled to over 71,000 today. Add affiliate and family members and that number is 115,000 people. He and the Executive Council manage the PCA National Office and oversee a vast number of programs and events for Porsche enthusiasts around the country. Did I mention his collection of over 400 1:18 model cars?
Tue, 11 August 2015
Swiss-born Mark Stehrenberger is a car designer who lives alternately in Ventura, CA and Montreux, Switzerland. His conceptual car illustrations have been featured in magazines and books worldwide. His graphic and fine artworks hang in numerous private and corporate galleries. He has also established an international reputation for cutting-edge car design for car makers for after-market car products, sports equipment, shoes, luxury wristwatch and fashion accessories, as well as medical devices.
Mark has been teaching car design at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland and he is a judge at numerous concours events in the U.S. and Europe. In January 2015 he was awarded the honorary title “Car Man of the Year in Switzerland.
Mon, 10 August 2015
Wallace Wyse is a fine artist, automotive historian, car design commentator, radio broadcaster on Autotalk, and advertising copywriter. He’s the author of ten automotive histories and his latest book, Way Beyond Barn Finds, The Story Behind Smokey Yunick’s Boss Mustang includes 49 other entertaining true tales from the world of rare and exotic car collecting. He’s an ace barn-finder himself, tracking down rare Rolls Royces, Bentley’s, Porsches, and more. This book is number three in his barn find series and includes incredible stories of adventure and reminds us those dream barn finds are still out there to be discovered. Wallace will be at the Concorso Italiano in Monterey this year as a vendor selling art and books.
Fri, 7 August 2015
Raffaello Porro founded STUDIORPR in October of 2014 in Carpi, Modena, Italy. His company increases brand value by addressing external and internal stakeholders. He’s helped companies from around the globe in a variety of markets from high tech, space rockets, sailing and motor yachts, and luxury sports cars. He previously served as Communication Director at Automobili Lamborghini, FCA and Lancia. Raffaello was also the Manager of International Corporate Communications at Fiat in Turin Italy.
Thu, 6 August 2015
Brian Graff is the President and Publisher of Highline Autos Magazine and Highline Autos.com in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2002 the company focuses on being the definitive source for distinguished automobiles. They showcase luxury, exotic, and classic automobiles that are for sale and present products and services available from the most prestigious luxury-style brands from around the world. His magazine is distributed around the country and the website provides features including cars for sale, events, products and more. His company is the hospitality sponsor at Concorso Italiano.
Wed, 5 August 2015
Eric Keller is Business Development Manager for XPEL, the leading provider of paint protection film. XPEL designs, manufactures, and distributes a proprietary software and patented materials that are used my manufacturers and enthusiasts alike to protect paint, headlights, and automotive surfaces. Eric works with dealerships across the country to create effective paint protection film programs for their vehicles and customers. I am proud to say XPEL is on my vehicles. XPEL is a sponsor of the Concorso Italiano that takes place every August during the Monterey/Pebble Beach car week.
Tue, 4 August 2015
Tony D’Amato is the Director of Event Marketing at Meguiar’s, the world’ leading surface care company. He’s a leading expert in his field, developing and directing programs from auto enthusiast events to motorsports programs including Meguiar’s NASCAR initiative. His passion for the automotive industry and the Meguiar’s brand are his ingredients for bringing enthusiasts and Meguiar’s together. Meguiar’s is a supporting sponsor for the Concorso Italiano that takes place every summer on the Monterey Peninsula during the Pebble Beach/Monterey historics week in California.
Mon, 3 August 2015
305: Jim Schwarzkopf from TDC Risk Management, a Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Collector Car Insurance Program
Jim Schwarzkopf is a Principal at TDC Risk Management, a Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Collector Car Insurance Program Leader and sponsor of the Concorso Italiano. Jim has been an insurance professional for over 25 years. He specializes in providing risk management solutions for high net worth clients and the collector car market. He travels the country visiting automotive auctions and events with Barrett-Jackson offering unique and competitive insurance solutions. TDC Risk Management is a sponsor of the Concorso Italiano.