Thu, 31 March 2016
Kenny Haük is the owner and founder of River Raider Off Road and Haük Designs. It all started in his parent’s garage in 2007 and quickly grew. Kenny focused his time designing and building quality products for the Jeep market. Then in 2010 Haük Designs was formed and it’s there that Kenny and his talented team design, build, and offer unique and high quality parts and accessories for Jeeps. They also build the finest turn-key off road 4X4 vehicles available. The Haük designed River Raider ST Truck set a new standard. Then followed the LS powered Dune Raider.
Wed, 30 March 2016
477: Ray Schaffer is the manager of the Classic and Delivery Center at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Shaffer is the manager of the Classic and Delivery Center at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This 27.4 acre complex is a reflection of Porsches past, present, and future. The facility includes a Human Performance training facility, business center, meeting areas, the Driving Simulator Center, Classic Workshop, and an exclusive fine dining restaurant. In the Heritage Center and Classic Gallery Ray manages an environment for guests to experience the evolution of the Porsche brand with changing displays of artifacts and iconic classic vehicles, from production models, classics, and motorsport collections. Ray's spent a large amount of time behind the wheel of a race car as well in the Motorola and Grand Am Cups, HSR, and Grand Am GT.
Tue, 29 March 2016
Dan Davis is the Publisher and Editor at Victory Lane magazine in Palo Alto, California. Victory Lane is a monthly news and feature publication with the focus on vintage auto racing. The articles cover vintage racing events, vintage rallying, automotive collecting, and focus on individuals, their racecars, drivers, and teams. Dan also includes a classified section where there are vintage racecars and collector cars for sale. The magazine is also a go-to source for upcoming events, resources, parts, and services.
Mon, 28 March 2016
475: Ryan Brutt is The Automotive Archaeologist who's authored a new book: Amazing Barn Finds And Roadside Relics
Ryan Brutt is The Automotive Archaeologist. Ryan shares his expeditions across the Mid-West looking for automotive and motorcycle barn finds. His goal is to inspire fellow automotive enthusiasts to go out and see the world around them and visit junkyards and old barns for great old vehicles. His passion runs so deep that he’s written a book about his travels and finds titled Amazing Barn Finds And Roadside Relics, published by Motorbooks, Zenith Press.
Fri, 25 March 2016
474: Frank Adeli is the founder and owner of Exclusive Option where they make leather and carbon interior parts for automobiles
Frank Adeli is the founder and owner of Exclusive Option. Starting from an obsessive dilemma of how to skillfully modify the exterior and especially the interior of his personal 911 in an uprated OEM+ manner, he found great difficulty in sourcing rare and exclusive interior parts, so he decided to create them himself. At Exclusive Option he has created a team that specializes in the production of extremely high quality factory style leather and alcantara options for late model Porsches. There Frank manages and designs the production of these bespoke interior components, with dreams of becoming a full-scale supplier for other brands and eventually a renowned coachbuilder in the automotive industry.
Thu, 24 March 2016
Dr. Andrew Feustel is a NASA Astronaut and Mission Specialist whose passion early in life to wrench on cars came full circle when he flew in to space on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis. He spent 13 days in space improving the Hubble Space Telescope’s observatory’s capabilities, removing frozen bolts, stripped screws, and stuck handrails. Then he flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission to the International Space Station. Andrew served as the lead space walker on that trip delivering the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a cosmic ray particle physics detector that examines fundamental issues about matter and the origin and structure of the universe. And a few stats for you; Drew is the 473 person to go in to space and he’s the 473 guest here on Cars Yeah!
Wed, 23 March 2016
472: Scot Elkins is the Chief Operating Officer for the non-profit Motorsports Safety Foundation (MSF).
Scot Elkins is the Chief Operating Officer for the non-profit Motorsports Safety Foundation (MSF). In addition to his role with MSF, Scot is a Race Director for the prestigious Mazda Road to Indy which is the development series for IndyCar. Scot is also a Steward for IndyCar while simultaneously owning TEG Motorsports Consulting, which is a company providing logistical, operational and engineering services to motorsports and automotive companies. Scot’s past includes work with IMSA, the Champ Car World Series, NASCAR, the Indy Racing League, the Atlantic Championship Series, and the Skip Barber Race Series. He is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Tue, 22 March 2016
Dave & Steve Schardt own and operate Forgeline Motorsports in Dayton, Ohio, a company that was founded in 1994. Steve is the Founder and Sales Manager and Dave is the President. It's there that these two brothers and a talented team manufacture the world’s finest custom made-to-order lightweight forged aluminum, street and racing performance wheels. For over 20 years Steve and David have applied their racing experience and passion for motorsports to meet their customers demands for quality products. Through high tech engineering, superior design, and unparalleled manufacturing, Forgeline provides quality, strength, safety, and durability. Both brothers are also life long motorsports enthusiasts who have raced since the 90s.
Mon, 21 March 2016
470: Ron Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road racing drivers.
Ron Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road racing drivers; winning races and championships from NASCAR to long distance sports car events. He is Co-Owner at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and partner at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. As a charter member of Corvette Racing, Ron was part of the historic first victories for the iconic marque in 2001 at the Rolex 24 at Daytona the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring in 2002. He has a 21-year relationship with GM’s racing division and in 2007 Chevrolet introduced the Limited Edition Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06. He was inducted in to the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2011 and in 2013 Ron was inducted in to the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fam
Fri, 18 March 2016
469: Christian Hembry owns Messina Classics in Stuttgart Germany where he sells vintage cars and Vespas
Christian Messina Hembry laid the foundation for MessinaClassics in 2011 located in Stuttgart, Germany. He started with a focus on vintage Vespas which quickly grew in to all marques of collectible automobiles. He provides a platform where buyers and sellers can rely on his expertise, integrity, and attention to detail, whether selling one vehicle or your entire collection. His relationship with automotive collectors continues to grow and you’ll find classic cars at MessinaClassics ranging from Fiat, Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lancia, and many more.
Thu, 17 March 2016
468: Manfred Scharmach is CEO and President of BMW Northwest, Northwest Mini, Seattle Mini, and Northwest Pre-Owned Center.
Manfred Scharmach is the CEO and President at Scharmach Enterprises in Tacoma, Washington. He oversees BMW Northwest, Norhwest Mini, Seattle Mini, and the Northwest Pre-Owned Center. His is the only family owned BMW Dealership in the Puget Sound and one of the oldest BMW dealerships in the nation. The seeds of inspiration for his lifelong career, spanning over four decades, were planted by the entrepreneurial spirit of his father, Werner Scharmach who founded European Motors and BMW Northwest in 1968. Manfred sits on the board for the LeMay Museum, America’s Car Museum. He’s is SCCA racing certified and he built a ‘95 M3 race car plus he’s an avid BMW collector.
Wed, 16 March 2016
Dave Barthmuss is the Group Manager for General Motors’ West Coast Region Communications team that includes all 24 states west of the Mississippi. Dave is a frequent speaker on the topics of alternative fuels, communication best practices, and various GM business topics. His work has earned several awards from PRSA including the 2013 PR Professional of the Year Award, Sabre, PR Week, and the Publicity Club of Chicago, as well as GM Chairman’s Honors for achievements in advanced technology communications, and Star Awards from GM’s Public Policy Center for environmental education. He was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Year award from the LA Chamber of Commerce for his continued contributions to the Southern California Leadership Network.
Tue, 15 March 2016
466: Austin Cabot is the editor at TrackTuned.com, a website and podcast, SlipAngle, founded by drivers, for drivers.
Austin Cabot is the editor at TrackTuned.com, a website and podcast, SlipAngle, founded by drivers, for drivers. Austin has a long pedigree of hobby addiction including but not limited to: photography, travel, driving, people, and cars - essentially, everything that is needed for tracktuned.com to work. Helping others learn to go fast on track and sharing the amazing sport of auto racing is what he is passionate about. Austin recently began coaching at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. He is the Director of Partnerships and lead instructor for a new automotive lifestyle event called “Gridlife”, and has his own website aimed at the track day and autocross enthusiast.
Mon, 14 March 2016
Jeff Mosing is the CEO and Director at Mosing Motorcars in Austin, Texas. He started racing professionally in 2009 and runs in the SCCA’s Mazda MX-5 Cup, The IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, the Continental Sports car Challenge and the IMSA Weathertech series. He also buys and sells collector cars. Mosing Motorcars has been open since 2012. His own collection includes an eclectic mix from a 1957 Oldsmobile 98 to a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. At Mosing Motorcars, they send off each car the sell with its new owner with their slogan, “Drive Yourself Happy!”
Fri, 11 March 2016
Tony Parella is the owner of SportsCar Vintage Racing Association, SVRA. After 30 years of success in the telecommunications industry he shifted his career focus to his true passion: auto racing. He raced dirt ovals as a young man and today Tony focuses on vintage racing. Since his acquisition of SVRA Tony has transformed it from a club racing group in to a full-fledged business with a national platform. In 2016 the SVRA will present 16 race weekends at all the major American road courses including Sebring, COTA, Sonoma, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Thu, 10 March 2016
Brian Redman participated in 358 races in his professional career. He haled from Great Britain and was victorious, outright or in his class, in 94 of those races. He finished in the top three 177 times. His tally of classic long-distance victories included the Targa Florio, Daytona 24 Hours (three times), Sebring 12 Hours twice, Nürburgring 1000Km twice, and at the Spa 1000Km four times. He won four long –distance road racing team championships and five individual road-racing championships, the list goes on and on and on. He raced Formula 1, Formula 5000, and today Brian promotes and participates in historic race car events throughout the world.
Wed, 9 March 2016
462: Alain Lévesque is a Canadian artists recognized by automotive enthusiasts throughout the world.
Alain Lévesque is a Canadian artists recognized by automotive enthusiasts throughout the world. He has painted posters for Barrett-Jackson, the New York City Concours d’Elegance in Central Park, Retromobile in Paris, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. His art is collected by celebrities including: Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Nick Mason and I’m proud to say several of his prints hang in my home as well. Alain’s work has been published in numerous international magazines and publications. Inspired by the Art Deco and Italian Futurism movement, his work has a style and look that is unique and wonderfully suited to automobiles old and new.
Tue, 8 March 2016
461: Terry Kell owns The Farm where he hosts The Art of Transformation, Art and The Automobile, and Carriage House Fine Automobiles
Terry Kell owns and operates The Farm, located near Ogden in the rolling countryside of Eastern Quebec. The Farm is a gathering place for business owners and executives to meet, build relationships, and discuss ideas and targets. The Farm is also a place where Terry furthers his passion for automobiles. Art and The Automobile is an annual forum Terry conducts at The Farm where the new Callaway C16 supercar was unveiled and they raised thousands of dollars for local charities. His other signature event is The Art of Transformation that employs the innovation of automotive design. His latest addition to The Farm is Carriage House Fine Automobiles where collector cars will be offered along with a delivery experience like no other.
Mon, 7 March 2016
460: Skip Barber is the President and the sole owner of the world’s most beautiful and historically significant motorsports and automotive venues Lime Rock Park.
Skip Barber is the President and the sole owner of the world’s most beautiful and historically significant motorsports and automotive venues Lime Rock Park. He started racing in 1958 and he won his first race and held 32 track records around the country. He founded the Skip Barber Racing School in 1975 and built it in to a premier organization that launched many professional driver’s careers. Skip sold the school in 1999 and in 1983 he acquired Lime Rock Park with six other investors. Since buying them all out the track and facility has undergone massive improvements to keep this iconic track on course in to the future.
Fri, 4 March 2016
Todd Dakarmen owns L.A. Dismantler, your source for quality late model Porsche parts. He purchased his first Porsche at age sixteen and has taken apart more cars than most body shops. As a teen, when Todd would need parts for his Porsches, he would buy a wrecked car, use what he needed, and sell the rest for a little profit. Later in life he turned his hobby in to a full time business and Los Angeles Dismantler was born. Since its conception Todd has seen upwards of 5,000 Porsches cycle through his company.
Thu, 3 March 2016
458: Todd Cooperider is the President of ESOTERIC - Fine Auto Finishing specializing in Ferrari and other sports cars
Todd Cooperider is the President of ESOTERIC - Fine Auto Finishing, which includes Esoteric Auto Detail, EsotericCarCare.com, and the Elite Detailer Academy based out of New Albany, Ohio. Over the years Todd has published hundreds of educational detailing articles, and has trained professional detailers from all around the world in his Elite Detailer Academy. He provides consulting support to OEM vehicle manufacturers and has a worldwide reputation and following in the Ferrari community providing technical support to Ferrari clubs and owners.
Wed, 2 March 2016
Michael Zimicki, owner of Sliderule Motorsport Inc., is a driving coach who’s been building drivers in to racers since 1990. He’s worked with many great drivers including: Graham Rahal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Nick Harvey, Ashley Freiberg, Pippa Mann, Danica Patrick, and many others. His approach to driver coaching is to pull all the tools necessary together that they need to achieve success. He coaches his drivers to be 24 hours a day athletes and helps them to understand the “why” and “what” they are doing and he plays an integral part of their team to achieve success.
Tue, 1 March 2016
Jerry Haussler has owned and run Rallyebadge.com since 1998. He scours the world finding authentic vintage automotive rallye badges and automobilia for enthusiasts like you and me. After years of working in the technology sector Jerry decided to follow his passion for vintage cars and turned his hobby collection badges and other automotive memorabilia in to a business. If you own an older vehicle chances are Jerry has an authentic club or event badge that will be period correct to your vehicle. Years ago I purchased a 1972 Rallye badge for my 1972 Porsche, 911S from Jerry, and it added a very cool and unique period touch to the grill.