Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Harry Krix is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the new Atlanta Concours d’Elegance taking place at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort on October 8 and 9th. This inaugural event is sure to become one of the countries premier concours where unique, rare, and valuable collections of vintage and classic automobiles will be displayed on the fairways of Chateau Elan. Don Panoz is the honoree and there will be numerous events and features during the two-day concours. Harry was the Operations Director at Amelia Island with Bill Warner. Harry is an active member of IMSA, SCCA, and BMW CCA. He’s been involved in a number of high-level automobile restorations, race car prep, and served a crew chief on a number of sports car racing teams.

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Bill Wallet is the Founder, Co-Chairman, and COO of the new Atlanta Concours d’Elegance taking place at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort on October 8 and 9th. This inaugural event is sure to become one of the countries premier concours where unique, rare, and valuable collections of vintage and classic automobiles will be displayed on the fairways of Chateau Elan. Don Panoz is the honoree and there will be numerous events and features during the two-day concours. Bill’s professional career includes being the CEO and Founder of BlueBridge Group Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia where they focus on developing and implementing strategic Go-to-Market strategies based on accelerating market adoption and revenue.

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Steve Natale owns a successful marketing company with his wife Mary. He is an automotive photographer, blogger, and writer for multiple automotive magazines and he is a regular contributor to a variety of automotive website. Steve’s been working in the automotive industry for over 35 years and his past business ventures include a used car rental company, a truck rental company, an automotive repair business, a restoration shop, vintage parts dealer, and an automotive dismantling business. Steve travels the world attending vintage car events, museums, and collections.

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Doug Herbert is a nationally recognized top fuel drag racing champion. He is the first driver to run over 300 MPH during NHRA eliminations, and his career best speed tops 330 MPH. But in 2008 Doug put his racing career aside when he lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash. After experiencing a tremendous amount of loss and grief, Doug decided to create a free driving program that teaches advanced safe driving techniques, and founded B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a non-profit 501(c)(3) Teen Pro-Active Defensive Driving Program. For over 8 years Doug and B.R.A.K.E.S. have been traveling to various US cities to help prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents.

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Born in 1954, Peter Larsen has been a life long gearhead. He lives in Copenhagen and is currently writing on a book about Joseph Figoni. He serves as a Pebble Beach class judge and he also judges at the Concours d’Elegance at Chantilly outside Paris and at Schloss Dyck in Germany. Peter has a wide taste in cars, having owned automobiles as varied as a Bizzarrini, Facel-Vega, Duesenberg Model J and a number of Maseratis, including two Ghiblis and a 5000GT. His enduring fascination has been with French cars in general and Talbot-Lago in particular, including ownership of two T26 Grand Sports. He and Ben Erickson co-authored the book Talbot-Lago Grand Sport: The Car from Paris and Jacques Saoutchik – Maître Carrossier.

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Wade Kawasaki is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Coker Group, overseeing twelve Coker Group brands and six operating companies. The Coker Group is a family of brands that includes The Coker Tire Company and many other companies offering products in the automotive marketplace. Wade is also the Founder and CEO of Exports International, an exports management company specializing in wholesale distribution of American made automotive specialty aftermarket products. He is also the Chair-Elect for SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association Board of Directors and will become their Chairman in 2017.

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Sam Moses is a journalist and author who began writing as a seaman apprentice on a Navy cruiser in the South China Sea. Two days after his discharge he was on the Isle of Man writing about motorcycles. He filed race reports from the Mojave Desert which landed him a job as Motorsports Writer for Sports Illustrated for 18 years. He began racing in 1965 at Watkins Glen on a motorcycles and today he runs in vintage events in his Oldsmobile Cutlass, the “Skoll Bandit”, the same racecar in his book Fast Guys Rich Guys And Idiots , originally released in 1985, which he recently remastered for release. I caught up with Sam at the Pacific Northwest Historic races where I enjoyed watching him mix it up on the track.

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Colin Crabbe is an automotive archeologist and past Grand Prix entrant who spent his life in perpetual motion. He was a privateer and noted dealer in historic racing cars. He raced some wonderful cars including a Maserati 250F at Goodwood in June 1965, an Aston MartinDP214, and a Ford GT40 at Brands Hatch. Vic Elford and Ronnie Peterson drove for his F1 Team in 1969 and 1970 in a Cooper T86 and a McLaren M7B and a March 701. In the 1960s Colin ran a mail order business, The Complete Automobilist, that supplied hard-to-find parts. He was the last of the serious privateers in Formula One and has spent his life traveling the world, tracking down, restoring, and racings some the rarest, fastest cars ever made. His book, Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase is an autobiography of his exciting life around racing and automobiles.

This is part two of a two part show.

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Colin Crabbe is an automotive archeologist and past Grand Prix entrant who spent his life in perpetual motion. He was a privateer and noted dealer in historic racing cars. He raced some wonderful cars including a Maserati 250F at Goodwood in June 1965, an Aston MartinDP214, and a Ford GT40 at Brands Hatch. Vic Elford and Ronnie Peterson drove for his F1 Team in 1969 and 1970 in a Cooper T86 and a McLaren M7B and a March 701. In the 1960s Colin ran a mail order business, The Complete Automobilist, that supplied hard-to-find parts. He was the last of the serious privateers in Formula One and has spent his life traveling the world, tracking down, restoring, and racings some the rarest, fastest cars ever made. His book, Colin Crabbe: Thrill of the Chase is an autobiography of his exciting life around racing and automobiles.

 

This is part one of a two-part show with Colin Crabbe.

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Paul Chenard is an automotive artist and writer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with a passion for the history of automobile racing. His goal is to capture the “feeling” that enthusiasts have when watching a race. His art and writing has been featured in Classic & Sports Car, Classic Motorsport, Motor Sport, Octane, Sports Car Market, and many other publications. He has written, illustrated, designed, hand-assembled, and published a limited edition book “Silver Clouds: The 1934 Grand Prix Season which quickly sold out. Today he’s working on two more automotive books and Paul travels as a roving artist at events including the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance and historic racing venues.

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Fueled with passion for cars, Marcus C. Morton, the founder of Pit Stop Auto Detailing and Vehicle Storage, operates one of the country’s finest facilities in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. His vision started 8 years ago with just a mobile detail and car wash truck. His strong leadership has propelled the company to be one of the fastest growing companies operating a fleet of mobile trucks and a 10,000 square foot facility where his company maintains some of the world’s most sought after cars. Under his care of luxury, exotic, and classic cars, Marcus has become a valuable resource for owners of these fine automobiles from all over the world.

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David Wiener is the President of David Wiener Ventures where he operates a variety of business ventures including M&M Activities where he consults corporate clients. David has launched numerous businesses, products, and brands since 1982 including SoundTube Entertainment, Landspeeder, and he’s worked with major corporations including Ferrari, Nike, The Gap, Cannondale, MTV and many others. He is President and CEO of 7Tunnels, an encryption technology company and he spends a great deal of time creating fine art pieces, many with an automotive theme. His Respect The Music Foundation works with students, adults, musicians, recording engineers, scientists, doctors, journalists and others to develop effective programs and charitable services.

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Dieter-Heinz Kijora owns HG Motorsports in San Diego, California. There he and his team collaborate to deliver the best service in the industry. Fueled by passion they ensure unmatched service for every client they serve. HG Motorsports provides maintenance, service, functional high-performances installations, track prep, and fabrication for high performance automobiles. His legacy goes back to his grandfather Heinz who crewed for the legendary Augie Pabst Racing and later owned Heinz-Gietz Autohouse, a Mercedes Benz dealership in La Jolla, California. Dieter’s mission is to transform a driver’s passion in to a high-performance vehicles by striving for excellence.

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David Cooper founded Cooper Technica in 1989. With studios in Chicago and Lyon, France he specializes in complete restorations of rare and valuable vintage automobiles with a focus on pre-war and early post-war European sports and touring cars. Meticulous research and historical documentation is completed with an emphasis on functionality. David apprenticed under a master craftsman for eleven years after a decade in engineering and marketing in the corporate world. He is a third generation trained fabricator, machinist, and machine designer. David is a frequent lecturer, radio guest, consultant, and concours judge. He writes columns for Sports Car Market, Veloce Today, he has authored several books.

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Chris Bangle is well known as an automotive designer who started his career at Opel in 1981. He is an Art Center College of Design graduate whose design career has spanned over 35 years. He moved from Opel to Fiat in 1985 and in 1992 he was named the first American Chief of Design at BMW. There he brought fresh looks to BMW, Mini Cooper, and Rolls Royce. Chris left BMW in 2009 and moved to Clavesana, near Turin Italy, where he founded Chris Bangle Associates, a design consultancy and management company he operates with his wife Catherine.

This is part two of a two part discussion with Chris Bangle. Listen to show number 560 for part two here on Cars Yeah.

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Chris Bangle is well known as an automotive designer who started his career at Opel in 1981. He is an Art Center College of Design graduate whose design career has spanned over 35 years. He moved from Opel to Fiat in 1985 and in 1992 he was named the first American Chief of Design at BMW. There he brought fresh looks to BMW, Mini Cooper, and Rolls Royce. Chris left BMW in 2009 and moved to Clavesana, near Turin Italy, where he founded Chris Bangle Associates, a design consultancy and management company he operates with his wife Catherine.

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Larry Kosilla is the Founder of AMMO. He’s a long time master detailer and creator of his own line of car care products. His cleaners, polishes, waxes, sealants, and accessories provide a paint-regimen that takes car care to an entirely new level of perfection. Larry then takes it a bit further and he is the producer and host of a YouTube video series titled Drive Clean and Autoblogs’ new series Details where he educates enthusiasts how to properly car for their vehicles. From simple washes to complex cleaning and application processes. His Ride Along videos feature solutions to common detailing challenges. AMMO’s mission is to educate, inspire, and protect drivers and his mantra is Drive and Protect.

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Chip Robinson is the Race Director for Formula Race Promotions and the Race Director for SCCA Pro United States F4 Championship Powered by Honda. He’s competed four times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and his first time there he won the IMSA Class. Chip won the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Porsche 962, 12 Hours of Sebring in a Nissan GTP race car, made five CART starts, and is a Camel GT Series Champion. His career behind the wheel has earned him 19 wins and 16 poles along with 52 podium finishes. Chip was invited to the International Race of Champions in 1988 at Riverside Raceway.

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Scott Lee is the owner of Colorado Motorcycle Adventures in Denver, Colorado. He’s been riding motorcycles since the age of seven starting with his 1972 Honda Mini-Trail 50, which he still owns today. He started Colorado Motorcycle Adventures with the idea of offering superior motorcycle rentals, unparalleled tours, and most importantly, the opportunity for adventure to explore the country in a unique way that only motorcycles can provide. Scott and his team plan and execute everything for the adventurer making your trip fun, easy, and stress free on or off the pavement. His is the only company in the United States to have the BMW International Tour Guide Academy Certification

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Christian Overland is the Executive Vice President of The Henry Ford, a museum in Dearborn, Michigan that provides unique educational experiences based on authentic artifacts and stories from America’s traditions of ingenuity and innovation. Christian is responsible for leading and managing the strategic planning, national positioning, and visitor experiences both virtual and on-site. In addition he oversees all historical research, education programs, experience design, and is responsible for the maintenance and growth of the institution’s historical collections. Christian is committed to community service and dedicates his time to multiple organizations.

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Cera Reusser is the Marketing Manager at BMW Portland, Oregon. She grew up around cars and racing where her father ran the Portland International Raceway. She would spend her weekends at the track enjoying Indy Cars, Sports Cars, and IMSA races. Cera’s worked at many different marque dealers including Porsche, Audi, Range Rover, Mini, and of course BMW. She and her husband have restored older VW Bugs and they have been entrants in the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance several times. Today they run Chase Away K9 Cancer, a fund raising campaign to help pets and their owners and they have raised millions of dollars to help find a cure for cancer in dogs. BMW Portland is proud sponsor of the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance that takes place every July on the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.

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Brian Cone has been an automotive enthusiast since his grandfather gave him three model cars, including a 1958 Edsel, at the age of three. He was a Steering Committee Member of the Portland Art Museum’s Allure of the Automobile-Cars in the Park show for BMW. He is the Events Coordinator for the PDX Mini Club, Logistics Manager for the Oregon Festival of Cars and Events Coordinator for the BMW CCA Oregon Chapter. Brian is an example of how being an active club member and helping create events for automotive enthusiasts is a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow car lovers. Brian is also the BMW Corral coordinator for this weekend’s Forest Grove Concours taking place at the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.

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Jakob Greisen is the Head of the U.S. Motoring Department and Vice President at Bonhams in San Francisco, California. Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house fouded 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. Bonhams is proud sponsor of the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance that takes place in July on the Pacific University campus east of Portland, Oregon.

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Reeves Callaway is the founder of Callaway Cars, Callaway Engineering, Callaway Carbon, and Callaway Competition. Since 1977 he and his team provide driving enthusiasts with maximum satisfaction by producing specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and quality plus beauty in craftsmanship. Reeves raced up till 1973 winning the National Championship in SCCA’s Formula Vee, he was a driving instructor, and a designer and builder. Callaway is an iconic brand with the Chevrolet marque.

This is Part One of a Two Part show with Reeves Callaway. Listen to show number Two for more.

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Reeves Callaway is the founder of Callaway Cars, Callaway Engineering, Callaway Carbon, and Callaway Competition. Since 1977 he and his team provide driving enthusiasts with maximum satisfaction by producing specialty vehicles, engineering services, and performance products that showcase technological sophistication, artistry in design, and quality plus beauty in craftsmanship. Reeves raced up till 1973 winning the National Championship in SCCA’s Formula Vee, he was a driving instructor, and a designer and builder. Callaway is an iconic brand with the Chevrolet marque.

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Jay Koka is an internationally respected artist whose style in automotive themed art is a combination of highly realistic, technical and impressionistic. His art is collected by private and public audiences and hangs in galleries, offices, and homes worldwide. Jay’s paintings have been on numerous concours event posters, in books, online, and created for special commissions for club events and shows. His new book titled 30:30 is an extensive profile of his art. This year he’s created his 13th poster for the Ferrari club of American International Meets. Jay is a 27-year member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society and serves on their board. In 2012, Jay was awarded the coveted "Peter Helck Award" at the annual AFAS premiere exhibition at Pebble Beach. Jay is an avid super bike rider who enjoys time on a Ducati 999 and he’s passionate about automobiles.

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Tyler Kicera is a race car driver and native of Lancaster Pennsylvania, better known as Amish country where they drive horse drawn buggies. Tyler likes working with multiple horsepower vehicles. He started his racing career at six in quarter midgets at a small asphalt oval in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania. After earning a degree in Architecture he began his career in the live entertainment business and has worked with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, U2, and the Rolling Stones. When he’s not working at the TAIT Towers in a recent venture within that organization or hanging with rock stars, Tyler is tearing up the SCCA US Majors Tour in a 2002 Spec Miata. In 2015 he was crowned the US Majors Tour National Champion out of 268 competitors.

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Shayan Bokaie leads all of the product and tech development at Pertrolicious. At Petrolicious they celebrate the inventions, personalities, and aesthetics of people and their automobiles through videos and stories. Shayan’s vision was to shake up the classic car industry when he started a classic car marketplace and then partnered with Afshin Behnia, the founder of Petrolicious who is a past Cars Yeah guest. Recently launched, Shayan’s plan is to bring a fresh perspective to the collector car market through distinct, visual storytelling.

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Rob Siegel, a.k.a. ‘The Hack Mechanic’, has been writing his monthly column for the BMW Car Club of America’s Roundel Magazine for 30 years. His book Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic was published by Bentley Publishers in 2013 and he received rave reviews by The New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly. His newest book, The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems was published in June 2016. A car guy since he could walk, Rob has 13 cars including BMWs, a dead Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special which will be the car that sends him over the edge.

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John Willhoit is the President of Willhoit Auto Restoration in Long Beach California. Since 1976 John and his talented team have been restoring and caring for Porsche 356s and older 911s. His goal has always been to be the best and they provide an extremely high level of quality and function. Willhoit restorations have won numerous concours events, and they have been featured in automotive magazines, YouTube videos, on Petrolicious, and he’s been featured on Jay Leno’s Garage. I’m proud to say I’ve owned a John Willhoit build so I know first hand that the quality he puts in to his cars is the finest.

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Tony Colombini is an entrepreneur, designer, idea generator, teacher, chef, and founder of Blacktop Media Network. Blacktop includes an online and print magazine featuring Fuel Fed Kulture, Blacktop TV on YouTube, Blacktop Depot, the design and marketing studio Branding, Shocker Choppers Garage, and Art Martyr Gallery. He’s the VP at Mercifuls SoCal car club and past president of AIGA/OC (American Institute of Graphic Artist) and a board member at Platt College, Ontario Advisory Board Member.

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Pawel Kalinowski is an artist, a designer, and the Founder of Car Bone, a website where he creates and sells automotive related stickers, emblems, garage wall art, clothing, and more. He’s a huge fan of the Porsche marque and a majority of his work is focused on early 911 cars. Located in Lodz, Poland, his customer come from all over the world to his website to find original looking stickers for their cars when restoring them to their stock look or fun graphics to customize their rides for a specific look.

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John D’Agostino is the owner of Celebrity Kustoms / D’Agostino Kustoms in Discovery Bay, California. Born in Pittsburg, John got in to building and customizing model cars when he was a child. Inspired by the works of Barris, Winfield, Hines, Starbird, and Watson, John embarked on a lifelong journey of designing and building custom cars. He’s become an icon in the world of customs with numerous awards so extensive that they rival anyone in the business. He’s a prolific builder and his builds are in private collections and museums around the world.

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Laura Milani is the Director and CEO at IAAD, the Italian University for Design located in Torino, Italy. IAAD offers students bachelors and masters of science in design degrees in numerous areas of study including digital communication design, textile and fashion design, and courses in design of transportation means and mobility. Laura studied architecture and design after high school and specialized in marketing communications and international marketing. At only 28 years of age she became Director at IADD in 2000. 

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Dean Kirkland is a highly accomplished photographer and commercial, television, and film director. With a unique style he transitioned from an A-list photographer to a respected filmmaker with clients including Lamborghini, Clint Eastwood, and more. He teamed with Le Mans winning driver Rick Knoop and established K&K Productions. Their first project is an engaging look in to the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 through 1956 titled ‘Racing Through the Forest’ debuting this Autumn. Next up a TV show and documentary including Parnelli Jones, Bobby and Al Unser, Mario Andretti, and Carroll Shelby.

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Chris Jacobs is a television host and personality. He was the host of the hit TV series Overhaulin’ with Chip Foose for over 100 episodes and appeared with past Cars Yeah guest and Overhaulin’ co-host Adrienne AJ Janic. He was the lead host for the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions airing on Velocity. Chris has appeared on numerous show including: The Insider’, Entertainment Tonight, Chopper Live, and Gold Rush Live on the Discover Channel plus the radio show SpeedFreaks. He has also hosted for the TV infomercial CarMD, was a presenter for the NFL Network and Skyscraper Live and he’s the Discover Channel’s go-to host for live events. This year Chris hosts the television show Long Lost Family on TLC.

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Gene Langmesser is the President and CEO of N2A Motors in Orange County California. N2A Motors is an auto manufacturer with a mission of reviving the art of American coach building. The N2A moniker is an abbreviation of “No Two Alike” which profiles the company vision. He and his talented team take everything you love about automobiles, classics, retro, and modern sports car and they build them in to new vehicles with state-of-the-art performance, safety, and reliability. Gene’s extensive years of domestic and international experience in both aerospace and automotive sectors bring N2A Motors viable leadership.

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Kim Wolfkill is the editor-in-chief of Road & Track. This role marks a return to Road & Track as he spent more than six years at the brand rising to editor from 2003 to 2006. Kim was most recently the senior business and partner manager for Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios where he supported partnerships for the Forza Motorsport game franchise on Xbox. He also held the role as executive editor at MSN Carpoint. Kim has taught auto racing professionally and competed in the Grand-Am Cup, SPEED World Challenge, the American Le Mans Series, and the Porsche Michelin Supercup.

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Jeff Trask is the President of the Porsche 356 Club of Southern California. He’s also a salesman at European Collectibles in Newport Beach, California. At European Collectibles they sell the finest in collector quality European sports cars with a focus on the Porsche marque. They offer consignments, parts, show quality restorations, financing, and two locations, one in Costa Mesa and the other in Newport Beach. Jeff’s had businesses in the boating industry, he’s raced cars, and is very active in the Porsche 912 Registry and 356 Club.

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Laurance Yap is the Director of Marketing at Pfaff Automotive Partners, a multiple marque dealers in Ontario, Canada. Pfaff Motors sells Mclaren, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Pagani, Singer Vehicle Design, and Toyota along with specialty tuning and autoworks services. Laurance has written freelance for newspapers and worked for six years at Porsche as a public relations manger and director of marketing. He also worked at RM Auctions as their Director of Marketing. 

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David Benardo is the CEO, Director of R&D, and RetroFuturist of Zelectric Motors based in San Diego, California. There they take classic VW's and insert electric motors wrapping the future in the past. The timeless character of a vintage VW Bug or Van can now be enjoyed in a new way using today’s future-forward technology. You can bring David and his talented team your own Bug, van, Porsche or Ghia and they will zelectrify your air-cooled classic in to a modern form of transportation. Or Zelectric will find a car to restore and convert for you, all by hand and to your specifications. David spent 30 years as a creative director specializing in computer tech and he graduated from Art School in San Francisco.

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Tom Larson is the Founder and Executive Director at Motorcycle Relief Project in Evergreen, Colorado. Tom and his team take veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible injuries on five-day therapeutic motorcycle adventures designed to help them take steps toward recovery. His past ventures include writing and marketing consulting, he was the Director at Zambikes where they provided bicycles and motorcycle ambulances in Africa, and he was the Founder at Healing Waters International where they provided safe drinking water to poor communities in developing countries.

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David Donner is a 28 year racing veteran and former overall winner and current title-holder in Time Attack 2 at the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. In fact he is a five-time winner at Pikes Peak. In 2015 he piloted a 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S for a win. He raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Monterey Historic Races, driving a 1971 Ferrari 512M and he’s raced in the Panoz Pro Series and the American Le Mans Series. He’s raced internationally in New Zealand as well. David is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and he’s appeared in numerous television commercials for Range Rover, Audi, Subaru, and Porsche.

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Tom Croteau serves as Deputy Commissioner, Global Commerce for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. His role is to lead Georgia’s Global Commerce team to increase jobs and investments through locating and expanding businesses. Tom joined the department in 1996 and has worked in a number of other capacities within the agency. He’s involved in number of organizations and associations and currently serves on the board of the Georgia Economic Developers Association and the Georgia Quick Start Industry Services Advisory Council. One of the automotive industries prominent companies is Kia who’s U.S. manufacturing base is in Georgia. 

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Mitch Snow,a Colorado Springs native, is one of the youngest professional international motorsport promoters and event organizers in the world. He serves as the Director of Promotion & Legacy at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Brought to you by Gran Turismo. Over 50 years ago his Grandfather Charlie served on the race’s technical committee, sponsored the event, and opened the doors of Snow Automotive to give out of town competitors a place to wrench on their race cars throughout the grueling race week.  Mitch’s father raced the hill and took Mitch to his first race in 1995; and he hasn’t missed a race since. Today Mitch uses his passion for the race and extensive knowledge of its history to promote recreational tourism throughout the Pikes Peak Region and develop the future of America’s second oldest motorsports event.

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Jay Blake is the owner and crew chief at Follow A Dream, a non-profit organization established in 1999 with the mission of demonstrating the power of positive thinking, self determination, and teamwork through NHRA drag racing. Jay owns a professional motorsport team, he works on the cars, engines, and provides his team with enthusiasm and determination. Jay travels with Follow A Dream as a motivational speaker, helping people overcome adversity, challenge, and crisis by sharing his story and inspiring others to pursue their dreams. Jay has first hand knowledge when it comes to challenge. At the age of 31 he lost his eyesight in an accident and today he is the only totally blind, race crew chief in the world.

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Jacques Flynn is an industrial designer, automotive designer, and leather goods innovator. He graduated with a degree in transportation design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is a Lead Exterior Designer working at Mazda’s Design Studio in Irvine, California where his latest project was the exterior designs for the 2016 MX-5 automobiles. In 2012 he founded JAQET after being frustrated and unable to find a leather wallet that met his standards. He learned about working in leather and put his design skills to work creating a line of handcrafted leather goods including: wallets, lanyards, iPad portfolios, belts, and more.

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Rob Pitts is the owner of Pitts Truck Service in Greenville, South Carolina. This 40-year-old company has been providing truck and trailer repair from light service to full overhauls. Last year Rob started Hot Rods & Happy Hour, a monthly car event like the well-known cars and coffee events that take place across the country. His event has grown and will be expanding to other states. Along with getting like-minded enthusiasts together to enjoy their cars, trucks, and motorcycles, Hot Rods & Happy Hour raises money to help children affected by Autism. All the proceeds from their shirt sales and more go toward helping children who suffer from this disease.

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Pat McCue is the automotive technology teacher for the Northshore Automotive Technology program at Bothell High School in Bothell, WA. Before that he was an ASE and Ford Master Technician. In 2012 he and his students converted a 2003 BMW 330i to an all electric and presented the project at the WSU Imagine Tomorrow competition. This garnered the attention of an education research foundation titled Foundry 10 and a new project blossomed where they built an all electric dragster they named Shock & Awe. Foundry 10 was started in 2013 with the goal of gaining a better understanding of how people learn.

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Mark Lyon is the Managing Director at GTO Engineering based in Berkshire, in the United Kingdom. The company is one of the world’s leading specialists in classic Ferraris. Their team of skilled engineers restore, repair, and race prepare any Ferrari model from the 166 Inter to a 365 GTB/4 Daytona and beyond. GTO Engineering also provides the world’s biggest Classic Ferrari parts department – buying, manufacturing, and selling thousands of parts to their customers around the world. Mark has facilities in the U.K., Atlanta, Los Angeles, and an office in New York. Past guests here on Cars Yeah related to GTO are Tomas Martin from GTO London and Steve Kittrell who is the West Coast Operations Manager.

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Daryle Redlin is the President and CEO of FIKSE Wheels in Langley, British Columbia. There they design and manufacture championship-winning race wheels for the track and street using lightweight components resulting in superior strength and stiffness. They supply teams in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, the Koni Challenge, American Le Mans, FIA Sports Car Series and many others around the world. Daryle’s raced in the Formula Ford Championship and also owns Kodiak Aerospace. FIKSE is a proud sponsor of the Steve McQueen Car Show benefitting The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California.

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Bisi Ezerioha is the CEO and Chief Engineer at Bisimoto Engineering in Ontario, California. They are an engineering agency with a passion for design and developing beautiful creations. He works with some of the largest names in the automotive industry and has a reputation for always bringing innovation to the table with every project. Bisi is a professional motorsport driver, engine builder and engineer and he built and drove the fastest carbureted front wheel drive vehicle in the world. Bisimoto Engineering is a proud sponsor of the Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 4 benefitting The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California. 

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Mel Mayuga is the Service Manager at McKenna Porsche in Norwalk, California. Mel has built one of the best and most guest-oriented service teams in the country. His favorite part of his role is providing world-class ownership experiences for all of his Porsche guests. He is a certified master technician and has completed the Porsche Service Manager training program. McKenna Porsche is a proud sponsor of the Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 4 benefitting The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California. The other two enthusiasts in the photo are Cars Yeah guests Magnus Walker and Bisi Ezrehoha.

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Bruce Schwartz is the President and owner of Stoddard Porsche Parts located in Highland Heights, Ohio and NLA Authentic Parts in Nevada. Stoddard Imported cars, was founded by Chuck Stoddard in 1957. The Dealership sold Porsche, Audi and Mercedes Benz automobiles and was made popular as a Full Service Porsche facility for new cars as well as the restoration and manufacturing/ distribution of parts for the early 356 and 911 cars. In 1983 the Porsche Family purchased Stoddard and in 2004, Bruce Schwartz returned ownership to the USA. In 2011 Penske Automotive bought the Dealership and Bruce kept the Parts Business under the Stoddard Banner. Stoddard Parts is a proud sponsor of the Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 4 benefitting The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California.

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Lauren Gusler is the Regional Territory Manager in Orange County California for Hagerty Insurance, a premier classic car and vintage boat insurance provider. They protect over 700,000 vehicles, 10,000 boats, and 25,000 motorcycles. Hagerty is involved in numerous charity and educational organizations and they give back by donating a percentage of their net revenue to programs and organizations devoted to preserving the car hobby. Lauren and Hagerty sponsor the Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 4 benefitting The Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California.

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Mark Evans is the Founder and CEO at Auto Talk Communications. He is the coHost, contributing editor, producer and field reporter at Auto World Radio. Mark is an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified Master Technician and holds a patent on an automatic transmission cooler titled Transguard that sells worldwide. Mark started with Auto Talk in December of 1996, he was the radio/internet broadcast for Meguiar’s Broadcasting Network and he often appears on other radio, internet, podcasts, and TV shows for his expert automotive advice. Mark’s also judged at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance among his many automotive ventures.

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Alex Manos is the President at Beverly Hills Car Club. He and his talented team buy and sell classic automobiles for collectors and investors worldwide. They also repair, maintain, and restore vehicles to ensure that the cars they offer their clients are the best they can be. At any given time there are over 100 automotive marques available from British, German, Italian, to American, and more. You’ll find modern super cars to unique classics.

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Adrienna "AJ" Janic is the host of the new television series Competition Ready airing on the Velocity channel. She and past Cars Yeah guest Mike Phillips travel the country helping owners get their rides ready for shoes and events. Known as AJ in the automotive world you’ll recognize her from the hit automotive make-over series Overhaulin’ on Discovery Channel International and her appearances on the Speed Channel series, Hot Import Nights and Hot Rod TV. She’s also the host of the Z-Living network series Fit, Famous, & Fabulous. As a former top model and product spokesperson, AJ has graced the covers and pages of countless magazines, ad campaigns, TV commercials, and fashion runways.

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Tamir Moscovici is a Toronto based filmmaker. Since 1995 he has directed documentaries, commercials, music videos, and films. Tamir has traveled around the world shooting many different subject matters but it’s his automotive shoots that brings him to Cars Yeah. Urban Outlaw is a portrait of past Cars Yeah guest Magnus Walker and his passion for Porsche. Tamir’s film about the man behind Gran Turismos, Kazunori Yamauchi uncovers the genius behind the game. The film Painting Coconuts documents slot car track creator and past Cars Yeah guest David Beattie and Ayrton’s Wish is about the late great Formula One Champion.

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John Campion’s remarkable path to success started on the backstage crews of rock-and-roll legends and quickly led to the boardroom of a billion-dollar company. Today, he is executive chairman of APR Energy in Jacksonville, Florida. Their specialty is in the rapid deployment of temporary power plants in parts of the world that have been affected by natural disasters or energy shortages. Having built numerous successful companies, listed on both the US Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, John has expanded his focus on other goals which include his passion for championship-winning World Rally Cars. Part of his spectacular collection includes a Fiat 131 Abarth, Lancias, and other historic rally racing vehicles.

"I'm beyond proving naysayers wrong. At this stage of my life, what’s important is helping inspire, mentor and guide other people and to make a difference in the world."

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Peter Yorke is the CEO and co-founder of Voyomotive, where he and his team are developing an advanced IOT systems for automobiles and trucks. Peter’s professional experience includes working as a scientist, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. He has both domestic and international experience and has started companies and operations in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. A native of California, Peter currently resides in San Francisco, California.

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Lauren Fix is The Car Coach. She is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker, and television host. As a trusted automotive expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and safety issues for the auto industry and consumers. She is the president and founder of Automotive Aspects, a consulting firm with a wide range of multi-media services. She’s authored two books, she is an ASE certified technician, a race car driver, and mother of two. In 2015 Lauren was received the WIN Award, in 2013 SEMA Mentor of the Year, and 2012 SEMA Woman of the Year.

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Ed Bolian is working on a technology start up business, Vinwiki aimed at changing the way we look at the history of our automobiles. In 2013, Ed and two friends took a drive from New York to Los Angeles and set a new world record, completing their journey in 28 hours and 50 minutes. They drove a Mercedes Benz CL55 AMG on that trip averaging 98 miles per hour. Ed’s been in the automobile business for years having sold his exotic car rental company and he was the Sales Director at a Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston Martin, and Lotus dealer in Atlanta Georgia.

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Dan Kruse is the owner of Dan Kruse Classics in San Antonio, Texas. Along with his daughter Tiffany and their team they conduct four collector car auctions per year: San Antonio, Austin, Midland, and Houston, Texas. In his past Dan was part of Kruse International that sold several billion dollars in collector cars. That business was sold to ITT, then eBay, and now Auctions America, a division of RM Auctions. Today, at Dan Kruse Classics he and his team have over 200 years of experience making dreams come true for sellers and buyer of collector vehicles. Dan is also the Presidents and CEO at Kruse Asset Management where he works in the oilfield business helping companies buy and sell equipment and vehicles in the oil industry.

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Eric Danetz oversees U.S. print, digital sales, marketing, and live media at Fortune and Money at Time Inc.. Prior to his current role he was the Chief Revenue Officer at Defy Media where he was in charge of U.S. sales, marketing, and strategy. Fortune and Money often cover the enormous and important automotive markets in business and the collector car hobby. Eric is an enormous automotive and watch enthusiast who’s true passion is behind the wheel of a race car on the track with DeMan Motorsport.

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Carl Reese is an American endurance driver who has set more transcontinental driving records than anyone else since Erwin “Cannonball” Baker. Carl and this team set six world records in 2015 over a seven month period with the most notable being a solo motorcycle “cannonball” traveling from Los Angeles to New York. Carl did that run in 38 hours and 49 minutes. He holds the Guinness World Record for the shortest charging time to cross the U.S.A. in an electric vehicle among his many records. One of the wonderful things Carl does is to partner with the Motorcycle Relief Project where he helps our military veterans suffering from PTSD and other injuries to heal and recover.

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Malcolm Johnson is the CEO at BrynDana International where they manufacture and sell ColorBond. Colorbond is a revolutionary molecular bonding paint that penetrates deep in to plastic, vinyl, and leathers. Available in 178 OEM colors you can easily and quickly restore or change the color of leather, carpet, plastics, or metal in automobiles, trucks, cars, boats, and motorcycles with factory-look results. In 2004 ColorBond earned two world-wide performance specifications from Ford Motor Company. Some of their customers include Ford Motor Company, LMC, Corvette America, Classic Industries year 1 and tier one manufacturers Johnson Control and Visteon.

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Jim Morris is the Managing Director of Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems, founded in 1994, located in Coventry, England. They are the leading manufacturer of fire suppression and safety equipment in the motorsport and defense sectors. He is also the Managing Director of Old Hall Performance, a European distribution business specializing in high performance U.S.A. brands including Red Line Synthetic Oil, Flowmaster, Heatshield, MAC’s Custom Tie Downs, Gold Plug, BSCI seating, and more. He is the Chairman of the Motorsports Industry Association and the Governor of the Priors School. Jim is an amateur racer, enthusiast, and collector.

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Michael Silverman is from Scottsdale, Arizona where he is the owner and publisher at Vintage Motorsport magazine, the journal of motor racing history. He’s been racing vintage cars for over 16 years and his publication is known as the go-to magazine and website in the vintage motorsports world. He’s been a journalist his entire life working having worked in the showbiz trade and other venues and then in 2002, following his passion for historic race cars, he joined Vintage Motorsports as the general manager. Then in 2012 he purchased the publication. I’m a long time fan and subscriber to Vintage Motorsport magazine and if you love old race cars, you’ll love it too.

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Alex Riberas is an international motorsports racer driver from Barcelona, Spain who is currently racing with Team Seattle Alex Job Racing in a Porsche 911GT3R. His teammates are Ian James and Mario Farnbacher who are both past guests here at Cars Yeah. Alex started racing karts at the age of 12, then Formula Renault in Europe. He became a Porsche Motorsport Junior racer and competed in Porsche Carrera Cup and Supercup. He’s raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans. He’s the first Spaniard to win a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race. Since founded in 1997 Team Seattle, founded by Cars Yeah guest Don Kitch and Alex Job Raising has raised over 6 millions of dollars for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Alex helped raise $500,000 of that in his efforts with the Heart of Raising and Team Seattle.

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Boris Said is an American race car driver from California who’s been racing for over 30 years. His father was Bob Said, a Formula One race driver and a U.S. Olympic bobsled driver. In his early days Boris raced motorcycles, then SCCA in the late 80s and from there he moved to the IMSA series in a BMW M3. He’s won the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. Boris has raced in NASCAR in the Craftsman Truck Series, and in cars as well and he has raced in the American Le Mans Series and he also competed in the X Games and the Baja 1000. Endurance, off road, touring cars, Boris has raced them all. Boris is a partner in a California BMW and VW dealership and he is the co-owner at K1Speed, a nationwide business with 34 indoor karting tracks.

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Ed Archer has been an automotive enthusiast for over 50 years who has run an automobile appraisal company since the 70s. He is the past President of the Model T ford Club of America, past President of the Bay Area Horseless Carriage club, Mid Peninsula Old Timer Auto Club, head Class Judge at a number of Concours d’Elegance events and co-Founder of the Annual Santa Clara Valley Model T ford Club 200 Mile Cross Country Endurance Run. He’s authored numerous articles in national automobile magazines and Ed was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005 he was inducted in to the Model T Ford Speedster and Race Cars Hall of Fame. More than anything Ed loves driving old cars.

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Mario Farnbacher is from Lichtenau, Germany. He’s an international motorsports racer who is currently racing with Team Seattle Alex Job Racing in a Porsche 911GT3R. His teammates are past Cars Yeah guest Ian James and upcoming guest Alex Riberas. Mario comes from a racing family and started in karting when he was just six years old. He’s raced in the ADAC Formula Masters Series, GT Masters series in a Ferrari 458 GT3 and a Porsche 997 GT3 R. He’s run in the American Le Mans Series, 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the Sebring 12 Hours, the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, and the Lexus RC-F GT3 prototype in the VLN Series. Team Seattle, founded by Cars Yeah guest Don Kitch and Alex Job Raising has raised millions of dollars for Seattle Children’s Hospital since founded in 1997.

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Dwight T. Knowlton the founder and the creative genius behindCarpeGear.com. plus he is the first three-time guest here on CarsYeah. Dwight is an designer who is currently writing his thirdautomotive themed children’s book that is titled The Small SilverSpeedster. His prior two books, The Little Red Racing Car and TheGreatest Race were received with tremendous success around theworld garnering him awards and accolades. Dwight creates, writes,illustrates, and publishes his books then brings them to the markethimself. Today we’ll be talking about his new book and theKickstarter campaign he’s developed for this new book that he’screating for his daughter and all the father and daughters outthere. Dwight’s motto is Carpe Viam! Sieze the road and enjoy thejourney. Be sure to subscribe to the Carpe Viam Newslettertoday.

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Tommy Kendall is an American race car driver and television broadcaster best known for his IMSA GT Championships, GTU Championships, and the SCCA Trans-Am Series where he dominated in the 1990s. He ran in 14 NASCAR Winston Cup Series races, the Busch Series, and raced in the AMP Bathurst 1000, the American Le Mans Series plus the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tommy’s been a television analyst for Champ Car, a host on Speed Test Drive, and on numerous television shows including Speed TV’s Setup and WindTunnel, Fox Sport’s Driven – A Race Without Boundaries, and recently on the TV show Porsche 911: The Icon in Evolution with Danny Sullivan and past Cars Yeah guest Patrick Long. In 2015 Tommy was an inductee in the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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Ken Lingenfelter is the owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, a 42 year old company that is the leader in aftermarket engineering and performance products and parts. In addition to this iconic brand, Ken owns the Lingenfelter Collection that consists of over 200 historically significant muscle cars, late model exotics, and Corvettes. It is one of the most noteworthy private collections in the United States. His mission for the collection is charity fundraising and they have raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities. Ken serves on the board for the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns and is a past honorary chairperson for the Eyes On Design Cars Show in Detroit.

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Mike Hennessey is the owner of Mike Hennessy Automotive in Santa Clara, California where for over 35 years they have specialized in purchasing, restoring and selling antique, classic, and collector cars. He’s has won the W.A.V.E and CreaTive awards for his Car Guy Channel television show where he takes his viewers to exciting automotive events around the country. For over 8 years Mike has hosted the Hot San Jose Nights event that draws hundreds of cars and enthusiasts and raises monies for local charities. As Mike says, “It’s not just a car show, it’s an event for the entire family.”

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Adrian Hamilton is the Managing Director at Duncan Hamilton & Company in Hampshire, England. They have been purchasing and selling the world?s finest motor cars for over 65 years. Some of the most iconic racing cars in history have passed through the company to become part of the most prestigious collections in the world. Adrian took the reins from his father, Duncan Hamilton, who from 1947 to 1957 was one of Britain?s celebrated racing drivers. Among his many victories was Le Mans in 1953. Adrian was a racer as well competing in touring cars including the iconic Ford GT40. I?ve had the great pleasure of visiting Adrian at his facility in England and it is magical place where the English country and incredible cars come together.

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Hunter Brayton is a third generation racer from Coldwater, Michigan. His grandfather was a Sprint Car racer who set records around the country and his uncle, Scott Brayton, raced Indy Cars but tragically lost his life at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1996. His father raced in the IMSA series running in GTU and Camel Lite. Hunter started racing at 9 years old in a kart and moved to the national level at the age of 13. He raced SCCA Formula 600 at the age of 15 and that’s where he currently races today.

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Dylan Murry has been racing for eight years earning nine championships in Karts and Legends cars, and he is currently in the chase for his 10th. He won the 2010 Andretti Pro Cup Karting title, the 2012 and 2013 GSKA and Southeastern divisional championships, the 2011 and 2013 World Karting Association national championships, (in two classes) and the 2014-15 Legends Atlanta Motor Speedway Championship. Dylan raced in the 2015 Legends Series, including “Thursday Thunder” at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and he earned a test in Spraker Racing's Late Model car. Dylan was also the 22nd winner of the Gorsline Scholarship for mental training with Dr. Dallaire. Did I mention Dylan’s only 15 years old? Dylan’s father David Murry, a past Cars Yeah guest, who is a Firestone Firehawk, World Challenge Series’, and Sports Renault champion.

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Tomas Martin is the U.S. Operations Manager and designer at GTO London. He designs and offers automotive enthusiasts a line of the finest luxury goods inspired by some of the world’s greatest automotive designs. His engineered luxuries include: leather goods, cufflinks, travel accessories, key fobs, gifts, and more with distinct automotive design elements that embody the raw, simple engineering and design of motoring history. Imagine a tie-pin that is a Ferrari connecting rod, fine leather wallets and phone holders stitched like a 250 GTO seat, and you’ll get just a taste of what GTO London has to offer. Brilliantly designed, jewelry level craftsmanship, GTO London is every classic car lovers wish.

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Diane Fitzgerald is the National Director of the Hagerty Education Program at LeMay – America’s Cars Museum. She is continuing the work of the Hagerty Fund and Collectors Foundations to promote America’s automotive heritage and the interests of the collector community. Prior to her role with Hagerty Diane was the museum’s National Club Auto Director helping to reach beyond their campus in Tacoma, Washington. She’s an avid microcar and motorcycle enthusiast who has traveled the world by four and two wheels, often to exotic destinations including Bhutan and India. Diane and her husband Burt Richmond were on the board at the Museum and are major donors to this day.

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Dan Parker is from Columbus, Georgia and has been in to racing since he was 16 years old. At his company Parker Chassis, he was a fabricator, chassis builder, crew chief, and drag racer who in 2005 won the title as the ADRL Pro Nitrous Pro Mod Champion. One of his dreams was to build a Bonneville car and a tragic racing accident set him on that course. Today Dan is realizing his dream and has designed and built a custom bike that in 2013 he took to the Bonneville Salt Flats and successfully ran, setting a world record. Dan returned in 2014 and set his F.I.M. class record. And what were these records for? Dan was the first blind man to independently race a motorcycle on the salt. Dan’s motto is: “I’m not a blind man trying to race. I’m a racer who went blind.”

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Tom Collins owns and operates Tom Collins Off Road Enterprises. He is a guy who has never let a road, or the lack of one, stop him from getting somewhere. Tom builds off road tracks, provides off-road driving instruction and training for Land Rover, Porsche, Toyota, Audi, Hummer, Jeep, Ford, Nissan, Overland Expo, and SEMA. He and his teams have been the first to traverse Madagascar, Borneo, Siberia’s Elictare River Valley and the first 4X4 crossing of Colorado along the Continental Divide and the Trans America Trail. He’s won numerous events, appeared on television shows, written articles, and traveled to where few have dared venture in a vehicle.

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Sue Steele Thomas has been painting automobiles since 1988 but her art career began at the tender young age of five years old. Her unique and colorful paintings have been exhibited at invitational and juried venues around the country and hang in private collections as well. Her medium is gouache and they merge nature and the automobile in a colorful juxtaposition of the mechanics of each subject she paints. Sue is a Professor of Art, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Radford University and she is an associate member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society.

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Bill Patterson is a world-class motionsports artist who is well known in the international motor racing world. He is the official artist at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and is seen at tracks and events around the world performing live art and showing his studio paintings. Bill has an eclectic mix of styles and looks. He paints commissions for both private and corporate clients and although he’s best known in auto racing circles, he is widely accepted in other sports including: tennis, hockey, skiing, soccer, and sailing. What’s Bill’s favorite painting ever? “The next one!”

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Jason Killmer is a professional detailer in the Pacific Northwest who owns JK Automotive Detailing and KXK Dynamics, a new company he’s just launched. He cares for a number of high-end collectible and exotic cars and often travels to detail entire collections of unique and historic vehicles. He’s been utilized as a tester of new product testing for car care companies to help them develop and improve on their products. One of his many specialties is in the area of color sanding and polishing where his skills come in to play to bring older, original paint finishes back to their original luster and shine.

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Paul Deutschman is the President at Deutschman Design in Montreal, Canada. He is one of the most respected and prolific automotive designers in North America. His work covers an impressive range of vehicle designs from exotic sports cars, to electric city cars, from utility vehicles to funky scooters, from electric boats to hand dryers. Paul has created designs for Rover, GSM New York, Specs Design, Porsche, Bombardier, and Reeves Callaway where he's designed numerous models including the GT3R, and the new AeroWagon Corvette. In 2014 the University of Hertfordshire awarded Paul with  an honorary doctorate degree in recognition of his outstanding contributions to automobile design.

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Drew Alcazar is the owner of Phoenix-based Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles and he is a recognized expert in the collector car market and restorations. He and his wife Josephine launched Russo and Steele in 2000, featuring two specialty auctions annually, one in Scottsdale and the other during Car Week in Monterey, California. They specialize in European Sports Cars, American Muscle Cars, Street Rods, and Customs. In 2016 Russo and Steele is celebrating its sixteenth year auction events and is considered one of the “Big Three” premier auctions to attend for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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Charlie Postins grew up in Coventry, England. His father Bill Postins was a touring car racer and his grandfather Ted Loades founded Abbey Panels responsible for Jaguar C-type prototypes and the XJ220. ChaCharlie raced karts, Formula First, and a Renault Clio. In his early career he was an automotive clay sculpture working at design studios for Saab, Audi, VW, Rolls Royce and Porsche. He worked at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, California for ten years. Today Charlie has dusted off his helmet and competes as much as possible with fellow Cars Yeah guest Cameron Clay and recently won his class at the Thunderhill 25 Hour race. When he's not on the track Charlie runs a successful pet food business, The Honest Kitchen, with his wife and team where they produce human grade food for pets.

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David Murry, owner of David Murry Motorsports, is a driver for all classes who's raced for over 35 years. His company provides driver’s coaching, trackside support, track days, and automotive storage and maintenance. David started his racing career in 1981 in a Formula Ford. Since then he’s raced in the Sports Renault series, the ALMS series Petiti LeMans at Road Atlanta, the Daytona 24 Hour, and the ALMS GT2 in a Ford GT. He was a factory driver for Nissan competing in the Grand American/Rolex Series driving GT cars and he raced in Daytona Prototypes driving a Porsche powered Doran chassis. He’s also raced a Porsche 968, BMW M3-GTR and today he drives for Team TGM in a Porsche GT4 Cayman in the IMSA Continental Tire GS Series.

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James Clay owns and operates Bimmerworld which he founded in 1997 in southwest Virginia. Bimmerworld is the premier BMW tuner and performance, racing, and parts warehouse in North America. In addition to providing OEM products plus performance and racing parts, he and his group run a professional racing ream in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge. James’ passion for the BMW marque started with an E30 M3, a car he promptly tore apart and rebuilt to go racing. While in grad school he sold off parts of his M3 to pay for his racing habit and Bimmerworld was born. His customer’s satisfaction is the fuel that drives the company every day.

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Rico Macaraeg is a recognized creative expert in marketing, advertising, and public relations and currently leads the Marketing division of Automobili Lamborghini America. He and his team drive the brand strategy of the global iconic brand for 35 Lamborghini Dealers across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Chile, and Brazil. Previously Rico worked at Audi and he spent a decade of service to the U.S. Government in the U.S. Navy with numerous service awards. He is the Co-Chair of the Leadership Council with Miriam’s Kitchen focused to end chronic homelessness and he is an advocate with the Semper Fi Fund.

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Steve Trafton owns and operates Black Horse Racing in Seattle, Washington. After a successful career in the banking industry, he embarked upon a series of long distance adventures that included walking, kayaking and boating. At the age of 64, in 2010, Steve set the World Land Speed Record for the AA Blown Fuel Modified Sport class at 275.401 mile per hour. That is a record that still stands. Today, Steve and his wife Katherine are preparing for the 9,000 mile Peking to Paris car rally. He is an intense advocate of the motto: “If you’re not moving, you’re standing still.”

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Ralph Marano owns Marano & Sons Auto Sales in Garwood New Jersey. For over 35 years he has been in this family owned company, now with two locations, that buys and sells cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Ralph has had a 38-plus year dedication and contribution to the classic car hobby with a special affection for the Packard and Darrin marque. While Packard’s are his first love, his Darrin collection is unique in that Ralph owns a Darrin from every year they were built from 1937 to 1942.

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Matt Farah is the Executive Producer and Host at The Smoking Tire in Playa Del Rey, California. Founded in 2009 as a way to improve upon his already-successful internet series Garage 419. Matt and his crew create automotive videos, reviews, editorials, and a podcast about automobiles and anything on wheels. Their Smoking Tire video series can be enjoyed on YouTube’s premium Drive Channel and you can keep up with his travels on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well. He's been on television shows, produced movies, and work with the Drive Network. The Smoking Tire is also available as a full service in-house production company available for editorial and promotional projects.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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