Wed, 30 September 2015
Tom Long is the CEO of Acme Trading company, an agent of Amalgam, Fine Model Cars. Every Amalgam model is made entirely by hand from over 2,000 parts. The process of developing each model and creating the master patterns take at least 3,000 man-hours. Each part is extremely accurate to the real car and in total the time taken to machine, cast, hand fettle, paint, polish, and assemble each model is in excess of 350 hours of highly skilled work. Each model is custom built for it’s new owner to his or her exacting specifications.
Tue, 29 September 2015
Matteo Panini is the President of iXOOST in Modena Italy where he was born. He studied economics at the University and his secondary schooling was in Maranello at the Ferrari Institute. At IXOOST he designs and builds unique automotive exhaust systems that are audio docks and stereo speakers using real F1 exhausts as acoustic chambers. His works of art are customized for his customers and are far more than a simple audio dock. They connect the engine sounds of an F1 racecar with music and art. The parts come from the same suppliers that build for F1. Each piece is completely unique and customized for his customers, all hand made in Italy.
Mon, 28 September 2015
Steve Dorsey has been a professional auctioneer for over twenty years. He got his start in 1988 with Pacific Northwest-based Silver Auctions in the collector car auction business. As a licensed real estate broker, working with two of the largest real estate auctioneering firms in the business - Auction.com and the Kennedy-Wilson Group. At SR Dorsey Auctioneering he and his auctioneering crew are the premier auctioneering team on Portland's fundraising circuit and they have helped to raise tens of millions of dollars throughout the state of Oregon. His work takes him throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and Las Vegas; as far as New York and even Canada.
Fri, 25 September 2015
Steward Codling has been working in the automotive and motorsports field for over 17 years as a journalist and broadcaster. He is the Executive Editor of Autosport andF1 Racing magazines. Some of his past roles were working at Motor Sport, Evo, Octane, and Redline magazines as well. He handled PR for the first year of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race series and he drove the pace car at Spa-Francorchamps! His current project includes the book Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years where he teamed up with fellow Cars Yeah guest and photographer James Mann and Zak Miller at Motorbooks.
Thu, 24 September 2015
James Mann is a professional photographer but first he’s a dyed-in-the-wool car and motorcycle nut. He lives in Dorset, in the United Kingdom, and travels around the world photographing people, landscapes, and his favorite subjects, cars and motorcycles. His images have appeared in over 50 books, hundreds of magazines and his latest works is a marvelous book titled Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years. James has participated in classic saloon car racing and classic rallies and enjoys time in his shop with his Austin Healey 3000 and a 1965 Triumph T100SC motorcycle.
Wed, 23 September 2015
Keith Collins is a Los Angeles-based artist and designer who has been creating handmade tapestries for over five decades. His works include interior rugs for residences and businesses, custom car mats, and original wall hangings and paintings. His creations include a selection of wall tapestries consisting of more than 100 colors of mixed media. Through a labor intensive-process, and sewn with vintage sewing machines, Keith’s tapestries are incredible paintings created in fabric. His art hangs in private homes, garages, shops, and collections around the world. Prized for their uncompromising craftsmanship and photographic like quality, you have to see his work in person to believe what he creates.
Tue, 22 September 2015
341: Lyn St. James Has Raced for Over 40 Years In Indy Car Driver, Le Mans, Endurance Racing, Inspirational Coach and Speaker
Lyn St. James has raced cars for over 40 years. She was the 1992 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, has victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Watkins Glen, Elkhart Lake and set closed course speed records of over 225 mph. She’s an author, a motivational speaker, and was named by Sports Illustrated for Women, One of the Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century. She founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation and her legacy is one of inspiration, encouragement, perseverance, and commitment to excellence. Lyn is most certainly a lady who has changed the world, not only for women but anyone who strives to succeed.
Mon, 21 September 2015
340: Charles Baer Founder of CAVOQ a place where automotive enthusiasts have access to the most discerning driving experiences possible.
Charles Baer is the the Founder and President at CAVOQ where the mantra is Drive Everything. It’s a place where automotive enthusiasts have access to the most discerning driving experiences possible. His career history included 9 years at Honda Motors in their R&D accessory division and then he spent time at Paccar in their Kenworth design studio. He earned his masters degree at the Foster School of Business and is taking his years of experience and passion for automobiles in to the startup world where at CAVOQ he will provide memberships that offer short term leases to members who want to experience different marques so they can “Drive Everything”.
Fri, 18 September 2015
339: John Borchelt, President of MAcarbon Makers of Parts for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mclaren, Porsche, and More
John Borchelt is the founder and president of MAcarbon Inc. MAcarbon specializes in the manufacturing of carbon fiber interior components for high-end and exotic automobiles. MAcarbon has the most extensive carbon product line for Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, and Lamborghini. They are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with their production workshops in Canada and Belgium. Their website is an example of cutting edge design with configurators that allow customers to visualize their vehicle designs while choosing how to customize their special vehicles.
Thu, 17 September 2015
338: Arvind James is the President of ShiftMobility an Innovative All-In-One Platform for the Automotive Industry
Arvind Jain is the Co-founder and President of SHIFTMobility. SHIFTMobility's innovative All-In-One platform for the auto industry underpins all of its technologies and is unique in its ability to vertically integrate manufacturers, distributors, and repair centers through any mobile device – revolutionizing the way businesses collaborate and grow. Gone are the days of separate systems for each business need. SHIFTMobility brings it all together by combining the benefits of connectivity over a common platform with mobile optimization. For manufacturers, this means insight into worldwide parts failures and the ability to quickly act on them. Distributors, on the other hand, can reduce return rates by ensuring that parts are region-tailored and orders accurate with in-depth visibility into real time demand and services performed. And of course repair centers, who can now manage their business and grow easier than every before.
Wed, 16 September 2015
Ralph Gilles was appointed Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Global in April 2015. He is also a member of the Group Executive Council with FCA. Since joining Chrysler as a designer in 1992, Ralph has held numerous positions in design and business administration. He has served as the Senior Vice President, Product Design and CEO of Motorsports for FCA North America and for the SRT and Dodge brands. He’s extremely active outside of the Company as well, serving as the executive sponsor for the Chrysler African American Network and more. He spends time at the track go-karting, drives in ralliess, drove in the Car and Driver One Lap, and he is a concours judge at Pebble Beach and other events and has received numerous academic and industry awards.
Tue, 15 September 2015
Bill Amos has built up a wonderful collection of cars throughout his career as a physician. It doesn't hurt living on Amelia Island, Florida where in March the area becomes the center of car universe. His philosophy on collecting cars is simple. Don’t buy them as an investment. Buy cars to enjoy and drive them. Bill has some great advisors when it comes to buying cars: Ray Shaffer, Ramsey Potts, and friends Hurley Haywood, Dan Davis, Magnus Walker, and the Ingram Family to name just a few. While he leans toward the Porsche marque you’ll find a few Ferraris and a British car in his collection.
Mon, 14 September 2015
Richard Elsliger is an automotive fiction author in Chicago, Illinois who writes at every available opportunity. He grew up in the east end of Toronto, an area known as a hotbed of muscle cars throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He remembers his father’s ’32 Ford hotrod that was stored in the backyard as key element in his childhood. Richard’s automotive passion manifests itself in his fictional horror stories about cars and the characters who drive them include the titles Road Closed, Transfusion, and Drag Lake. You’ll find his stories, in their ebook format, on Amazon’s kindle website. Richard also has his own line of automotive inspired clothing, Tread Heart.
Fri, 11 September 2015
334: Sandy Cotterman is an Automotive Adventures Journalist Who Writes for Motorsports Marketing Resources
Sandy Cotterman found the motorsports party rather late in life. Under the Jaguar marque she became a passionate enthusiast and is a JCNA certified judge for prestigious concours events up and down the east coast. Her credentialed media pass has landed her at the top concours events researching the cars of the world’s finest automotive museums. She’s been in the pits at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monaco’s F1, Daytona, and Sebring to name just a few. She’s attended high performance driving courses and recently participated in her first TSD rally, the Monte Shelton NW Classic. Sandy also rights for MMR (Motorsports Marketing Resources) under the bi-line Sandy on Assignment.
Thu, 10 September 2015
John Clinard joined the Ford Motor Company in 1972. That’s the same year he married his wife Linda and they attended a racing driver’s school on their honeymoon. His 38-year career with Ford spanned positions in Marketing, Public Affairs, Motorsport, and Product Planning. After retiring in 2011 he immediately returned to consult for Ford in automotive public relations. He’s competed in vintage and SCCA racing, he’s been published, and he consults for museums as well. John’s the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Motor Press Guild and Packard International, and the Lee Iacocca Award.
Wed, 9 September 2015
Ken Gross is an award winning automotive journalist and has contributed to almost every car magazine you’ve ever enjoyed reading. He was the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum and has served as Guest Curator for numerous other prestigious museums around the country. Along with exhibition catalogs, Ken’s written fifteen automotive books and has been a Chief Class Judge for 25 years at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and he also serves on their Selection Committee. He’s judged numerous other concours events across the country from Amelia Island to Rodeo Drive.
Tue, 8 September 2015
Michael Austin is the Editor-in-Chief of Autoblog.com His first automobile was a Dukes of Hazard General Lee pedal car. Mike's career in journalism started as a gopher at Automobile Magazine, followed by a brief internship at CAR in London. He was on staff during mph Magazine's short time on earth and more recently was part of the team at Car and Driver and Popular Mechanics magazines.
Mon, 7 September 2015
Bradley Price Bradley Price is an industrial designer and a certified vintage car nut. He settled in New York to pursue a design career encompassing consumer electronics, appliances, furniture, and branding. There he founded the blog Automobiliac, writing about and photographing classic cars alongside his day job. In 2011 Bradley founded Autodromo as a way to marry his background in design with his lifelong passion for vintage cars. Since the launch of Autodromo, Bradley has expanded his product line with a range of automotive-inspired watches, wearable accessories such as gloves and sunglasses to enhance the motoring experience. Bradley's watches have been widely published in the automotive press, and have achieved something of a cult following among the vintage car community.
Fri, 4 September 2015
329: Greg Long is the author of the automotive novel Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars and How They Were Discovered
Greg Long is the author of the automotive novel Found: The Lives of Interesting Cars and How They Were Discovered. This is Greg's first venture in to writing and he's hit a home run. He's always been interested in innovative cars like the Citroen. He spent twenty years in the tech world and now works at Amazon Publishing where he teaches others how to self-publish just like he has. This book has a wonderful twist and is unlike other books with similar titles. You're gonna love Found.
Thu, 3 September 2015
Ron Adams is the Editor-in-Chief at Via Corsa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2009 Via Corsa has published three award winning sports car travel guidebooks. He explores the world and visits all those places automotive enthusiast dream about, bringing destinations to the reader through stories and photographs both in print and digital formats. Ron provides a unique opportunity to explore local events, regional destinations, and exotic locations around the world all wrapped in an automotive theme. Via Corsa is The Car Traveler’s Magazine for people, places and events.
Wed, 2 September 2015
David Hord is the Co-Founder of Classic Car Adventures in Squamish, British Columbia in 2008. He hosts three-day budget-oriented driving events for classic car enthusiasts with a focus on the joy of driving. Classic Car Adventures hosts a number of driving events in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Ontario Canada. Whether it is a rally, tour, media event, or corporate team building challenge David runs his events with the precision and attention to detail that you would expect from a well-tuned machine.
Tue, 1 September 2015
Ed Gilbertson has been active in the car hobby for over 40 years. He is the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and continues to serve as a senior member of the Pebble Beach Selection Committee. He is also the Chief Judge Emeritus for the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and the Ferrari Club of America. In addition, he was Chief Judge for the Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours and multiple shows across the country. Ed is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Internationals Advisory Council for the Preservation of the Ferrari Automobile and contributing Editor for Cavallino magazine and other publications plus he’s co-authored a book on the Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California.