Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Ilko Nechev is the Advertising Director for the Porsche Club of America’s monthly magazine Panorama. Panorama serves over 80,000 members of the PCA in an award-winning format and has been published since 1955. Ilko was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He settled in New York City and became infatuated with the car culture in the USA. He joined the Porsche Club of America and purchased his first Porsche over 15 years ago, a 944 Turbo and today he drives a 993 and 997 of the iconic 911. He’s heavily involved with the Club and has helped to more than double the PCA’s advertising revenues as part of the team. He joins a group of past Cars Yeah guest from the PCA including Robb Sass, the Panorama Editor and Vu Nguyen the Executive Director of the PCA.

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David Townsend is an automotive artist who owns Sports Car Art in southern Vermont. If you count the Rat Fink and other Ed Roth doodles that David used as inspiration as a grade schooler in SoCal, he’s been drawing cars for well over a half century. While a career in advertising and design eventually led him down a different creative path, he returned to illustrating full-time after he “retired” to reconnect with his fine art beginnings. David’s work has been featured on everything from catalog covers, and full-scale laser etchings, to books—including some 300 or so illustrations featured in a soon-to-be-published tome aimed at new or first-time collectors.

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Brian Scotto is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Hoonigan Industries as well as Creative Director on Ken Block’s ultra-viral Gymkhana Series. He first turned his childhood obsession with fast cars into a media profession as an automotive journalist. He served as Editor-in-Chief for three different enthusiast titles, including the award-winning 0-60 Magazine, which he founded. After working with Ken Block’s marketing team, Brian helped to form Monster World Rally Team (now the Hoonigan Racing Division). It's Brian's creative storytelling approach that has grown the company into what it is today while creating the attitude and authenticity that has made Hoonigan a subculture of its own.

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Steve Pasteiner is the Founder of Advanced Automotive Technologies in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He’s a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and spent 22 years with General Motors Design, where he became the Assistant Chief Designer for Buick and Chevrolet. His company AAT is a full in-house prototype company that provides customers with design and build solutions including:  full-size prototype automotive builds, steel and sheet metal fabrication, MIG and TIG welding, paint services, clay modeling, mold making, interiors, engineering, mechanical, and fiberglass, carbon fiber, and composite layups and parts. Steve also owns Pasteiner’s collectibles and hobbies where you will find a vast collection of automotive related items.

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Reginald Kruger is an automotive artist with a passion for Porsche who works and lives in The Netherlands. He creates exclusive artwork with special airbrush and silkscreen techniques that he developed himself. His technique of painting with photographs combined with brushed aluminum produce amazing light effects. His use of metal results in very bright colors and a 3D special effect. Reginald also works on glass and textile and he produces extremely large art pieces for automotive showrooms and for special presentations. He will create custom art using your special vehicle as well for a completely customized work of automotive art.

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David Hobbs was born in Leamington Spa, England and started racing in 1959 at the wheel of his mother’s daily driver, a 1952 Morris Oxford. In 1960 he raced his dad’s Jaguar XK 140 and then a Lotus Elite where he started winning races in his long and successful career. He’s raced in 20 - Le Mans 24 Hour events, ran the first Daytona 3 Hour, which became the 24 Hour, USRRC, Watkins Glen 6 Hour, IMSA, Trans Am, the Masters Championship, the Winston Cup Series, the Indianapolis 500, Bathhurst 1000, and he raced in Formula 1debuting in 1966 in Syracuse, Sicily. David’s raced a wide variety of marques including Lola, Jaguar, Lotus, and the Ford GT40. His television career as an on-air commentator began in 1976 to present and he’s covered races for CBS, ESPN, NBC, Speedvision, the Speed Channel in addition to a wide variety of racing venues, most recently being F1 with past Cars Yeah guest, Leigh Diffey.

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Dhruv Chadha is the Founder and CEO of AutoMech, a car servicing start-up in Seattle, Washington. AutoMech brings together Dhruv’s passion for cars and technology. AutoMech helps car owners with every aspect of car maintenance from taking their car in for service and bringing it back, adding convenience and saving car owners valuable time. Previously Dhruv served as a Product Manager at Arity, launching the Driving Engine SDK, a tool that collects driver analytics data through a smartphone. Prior to Arity, he was a Product Manager and Software Developer on various products at Microsoft.

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Vic Piano is the Founder of the new, world-class, Cigar City Concours d’Elegance. Their inaugural event will take place November 10th and 11th, 2018 at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. Vic spent over 30 years of his professional career in the broadcast and cable television industry as ‘on air’ talent, and as a director and producer for sports and entertainment events. His company, Mizlou Television also features a division for Out of Home Media Sales, MTRN, and Mizlou Thoroughbred Racing Network. He published a magazine called part Finder focusing on Post WWII special interest automobiles and in television he produced a number of motor sports events including NASCAR, SCORE, the Long Beach and Watkins Glen Grand Prix and the ISCA Grand National in Las Vegas. Vic’s passion is for antique, classic, and special interest cars and trucks with an emphasis on convertibles.

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Doug Perry is the Founder and President of Drivers Club in Scottsdale, Arizona and Redmond, Washington. Drivers Club is a unique community that blends an exclusive social club and vehicle storage and collection management business. They provide a private club environment, climate controlled storage, and a dedicated and enthusiastic staff to look after your special vehicles. Their concierge service manages vehicles service, transportation, acquisitions, sales and special requests. There is a clubhouse where members can enjoy social gatherings, watch racing, enjoy parities, cars and coffee events, speakers, dealer introductions, and charity events. The Drivers Club mantra is – We do the work and you do the driving.

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Bradley Brownell is an automotive journalist who lives in Reno, Nevada. He is a die-hard Porsche fanatic who is also a podcaster and co-founder of the 80s and 90s car show Radwood. You’ll find Bradley’s work in automotive magazines including Autoweek, European Car, Roadkill. He also writes for numerous websites including The Drive, Jalopnik, FlatSixes, Hooniverse and forums including Corvette Forum, Teamspeed, Mustang Forum and more. He is also a self-professed collector of mostly awful automobiles.

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Mike Cardenas is the CEO and Founder of HydroSilex, a new product company in Fort Wayne, Indiana that creates detailing products for use in automotive, marine, aviation, home and industrial applications. As a professional detailer, Mike utilizes his knowledge and experience to help design, create and innovate new products for the detailing industry. A former student of the Esoteric Elite Detailer Academy, Mike has conducted workshops and clinics for various manufacturers at events such as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. He also serves as a trained and certified concours judge for the Porsche Club of America, as well as business consultant and trainer to help others in the detailing industry improve.

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Sir Alfred J. DiMora is the Founder and CEO of DiMora Motorcar, based in Palm Springs, California. His company is known for their expertise in designing high-end luxury cars including the Clenet, Sceptre, and Natalia. Alfred also founded Starbridge Systems where he developed the world’s fastest FPGA supercomputer. Throughout his career Alfred has built many successful companies in a variety of sectors. In 2001 Sir Alfred was inducted in to the Knights of Malta. He is a member of the Motor Press Guild and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Currently Alfred is bringing the Clenet back into production, he’s launching a cell phone line, and he is building a factory in Vietnam where they will build electric taxicabs.


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Lyn Hiner is an automotive artist who describes her paintings as abstract expressionist in acrylic on canvas and paper. She lives in San Clemente, California with her family working from her studio that overlooks a park and the Pacific Ocean. While she paints a variety of subject matter it is her automotive work that brings Lyn to Cars Yeah. Her expressive application and playful use of color and layers, sometimes using a knife to lay down the paint, results in conflict inviting the viewer to look deeper in to her pieces. Her automobiles draw you in to explore the shape, color, and emotion of the subject matter whether they be a Cobra, Porsche, Mustang or Lamborghini. Whatever you see in her art be assured that it is an emotional impression through Lyn’s eyes.

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Stew Waliser is the owner of Stew’s Self Service Garage in Kirkland, Washington. His business is unique in that he provides a full mechanic shop that’s available for the public’s use. Stew started working on cars when he first started driving and the need for a garage to fix his car while in college, while sitting in his dorm room, sparked the idea for Stew’s Self Service Garage. A place where people could work on their own cars, with all the tools they need along with expert advice. He wrote a business plan and opened his shop in 2014 and Stew’s is a premier place to work on your car while providing expert mechanical advice as you go. Stew was recognized by 425 Business Magazine as a 30 under 30 recipient and he’s been featured in Popular Mechanics as well.


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Alan Roach is the President of Baja Designs where they design and manufacture motorcycle and automotive lighting. Alan is a long time Baja 1000 motorcycle racer who took his need for great lighting and turned it in to a thriving business. Baja Designs lights have won every professional and amateur motorcycle and ATV Baja 1000 class for over 15 years. The Baja Designs mantra, Brighter, Bolder, and Better best describe their philosophy of being The Scientists of Lighting. Alan started riding dirt bikes at 10 years old and raced until college and he raced his first Baja 1000 in 1995 and in 1998 he earned third overall in the pro motorcycle division. Alan also raced the Baja 1000 in 2003 in a vehicle and continued racing through 2017.

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Michael Zarnock is an American author and columnist, who writes collector guides and articles about Hot Wheels Toy Cars and Accessories. He is also the current producer/editor and host of “Hot Wheels TV” on YouTube and is the Senior Contributing Editor at Die Cast Magazine. Michael's knowledge and his massive Hot Wheels collection of approximately 30,000 vehicles has earned him notoriety around the world. He has authored14 books, numerous chapters in other books, and hundreds of magazine articles about Hot Wheels Toy Cars and Accessories. Mike has twice held  the“Guinness World Record” Hot Wheels Collection, he has earned the most distinguished label: "One of the world’s leading Hot Wheels authorities."Michaels massive collection, world notoriety and World Records have also raised him to an elite new level of collecting as only a handful of collectors around the world have been classified as a “Super Collector”!

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Delta Pick Mello is the Executive Director at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, California. Founded by Dick Ryder they opened their doors on May 1, 1987. You’ll find a wide variety of automobiles including the 1886 Benze Patent-Motorwagen, a 1932 Miller Ascot Racer, to a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 and many other spectacular automobiles. The mission of the Museum is to preserve, exhibit, and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives. Delta joined the Museum in 2016 with over 25 years of non-profit Museum experience. She spent time at the Sacramento Zoo and then at the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. With a passion for old things that move, she traded steel wheel for rubber. Delta is also a professional storyteller, historical re-enactor, an actress, and tap dancer.

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Darin Roberge is the President and CEO of Gilbert, an Arizona based, all inclusive, marketing, creative, and public relations agency Motorwërks Marketing. His firm was founded on his passion for the special interest, classic, and collector automotive marketplace. He spent much of his past career in music where he was a successful promoter. He then moved to be the head of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions marketing, media, and public relations manager where he made a profound impact on the collector automotive auction industry.  Also active in his community, Darin currently serves his seventh term on the board of directors of the Township Community Organization in Gilbert, Arizona. He is also a member of the SEMA Young Executives Network and the Arizona Automotive Hobbyist Council.

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Amber Wyatt is a much-loved TV Host, who is originally from Australia. She landed her first live-to-air job at the age of 20 presenting the news and weather for a major Australia network. She’s worked in almost every aspect of the broadcast industry from radio to TV to online, production and even dabbling in start up video technology. Today Amber calls Los Angeles her home and that’s where she hosts and produces a number of TV shows, including Boys Toys, as well as runs her own production company 'Edge & Elegance Entertainment'. On Boys Toys she visits people in the automotive industry from builders to designers to racers to see what makes them tick.

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Jackie Jouret is an automotive journalist who started working right after graduating from high school on the sports desk for the Oregon Journal. She continued writing through college and graduate school and was drawn to the world of motorsports and motorcycle racing. She became the Editor-in-Chief of City Bike and she continues to be a lifelong motorcyclist today. Jackie has worked at Forza, Bimmer, and Ross Periodicals magazines. In addition to editing magazines, she has written extensively for news reporting, car reviews, executive interviews, and history pieces. Today she writes for Vintage Motorsport magazine, Roundel and the BMW CCA Foundation. She authored the book ‘Heroes of Bavaria’ and she working on her next exhibit on the BMW 2002. Sitting next to Jackie in the photo above is Prince Leopold of Bavaria as they began their journey in the 2007 Mille Miglia.

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 Dave Kinney is the Founder of US Appraisal, a classic and collectible automotive, truck, and motorcycle appraisal company. He appraises classic antique and special interest cars and collectors. He is the publisher of the Hagerty Price Guide, a post-war price guide for classic and collectible automobiles. He is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers. Dave is a Concours judge at numerous prestigious events around the country and a member of over a dozen professional automotive organizations. 

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Adam Cramer is the Founder and CEO of Avants, a new platform that connects automotive enthusiasts and their vehicles. Avants provides you with an opportunity to get behind the wheel of a wide variety of unique and interesting cars.  Adam is a Microsoft veteran with 15+ years experience building technology businesses including serving as VP of Product Management and Marketing at DataSphere Technologies and Co-Founder of Frugal Mechanic, a shopping comparison website for auto parts.  Adam received a B.A. in Economics from Colby College and currently lives in Seattle with his wife and twin daughters. His first car was a Chevy Beretta GTZ and he currently drives a Cadillac CTS-V wagon and an Audi S6 wagon.

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Magnus Walker’s love affair with Porsche began when he was 10 years old during a trip to the 1977 London Motor Show. In 1986 at the age of 19 he moved to Los Angeles and started his own line of clothing. That led to the acquisition of a warehouse in downtown L.A., his first Porsche, club racing, and an ever-expanding collection of vintage Porsches that he often customized in an outlaw style. His builds started gaining attention and when he produced the video Urban Outlaw things really started to accelerate. Magnus is not your stereotypical Porsche owner and there’s nothing typical about Magnus. He has an online Urban Outlaw store, a blog, a website, videos, he’s been a speaker on Ted Talks, and he travels all over the world driving Porsches and expanding his reach to fans everywhere. Today we’ll be talking about his new and first book, Dirt Don't Slow You Down.

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