Cars Yeah is a podcast created for Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™. Mark interviews successful entrepreneurs who have discovered how to work, play, and have fun with their passion for everything automotive. Do you wish your career could be in the automotive field you're passionate about? If you ar…
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The Cars Yeah with Mark Greene podcast is a must-listen for any automotive enthusiast. Mark has a talent for bringing on the best and brightest minds in the auto industry, providing listeners with insightful interviews and inspiring stories. With over 900 episodes, the podcast offers a wealth of knowledge and entertainment.
One of the best aspects of this podcast is Mark's ability to attract a diverse range of guests. From racers to collectors to writers, each episode provides a unique perspective on the automotive world. Mark's open-ended questions ensure that each guest has the opportunity to share their story, resulting in captivating conversations. Furthermore, Mark's enthusiasm and passion for cars shine through in every interview.
Another great aspect of this podcast is the mix of business advice and car-related content. Not only do listeners get to hear about interesting cars and their histories, but they also gain insights into how these individuals have turned their passion into successful careers or businesses. This combination makes Cars Yeah a valuable resource for both car enthusiasts and aspiring entrepreneurs.
While it's hard to find any major faults with this podcast, some listeners may find that the sheer number of episodes can be overwhelming. With over 900 episodes available, it can be difficult to know where to start or which ones to listen to first. However, this is a minor issue that can easily be overcome by choosing episodes based on guest names or topics of interest.
In conclusion, The Cars Yeah with Mark Greene podcast is an exceptional show that offers something for everyone interested in cars and the automotive industry. Through engaging interviews and diverse guests, listeners are sure to be entertained and inspired by this informative podcast. Whether you're a car enthusiast or someone looking to learn from successful individuals in various industries, Cars Yeah is definitely worth a listen.
Antonio Melegari is the Media Production Manager at Audrain Automobile Museum & Collections. In 2018 he started volunteering at the Audrain Automobile Museum and quickly became an intern and was hired full time in 2020. His first task was to start the Audrain Museum Network YouTube channel. He now runs the film department that creates 2 to 3 long form videos a week that get posted on the network inspiring 45,000 subscribers. Antonio was born in Brescia, Italy and moved to the US with his family at a young age.
Peter Zaidan is a Scottsdale, Arizona based luxury Realtor who has blended his lifelong passion for automobiles with his Real Estate business. He owns Homes4CarGuys at Russ Lyon Sotheby's International and specializes in finding and selling garage centric properties in Scottsdale and nationwide. Enjoying the amazing car scene in The Valley, Peter saw a need for specialized consulting. He created Homes4CarGuys and specializes in selling homes with large garage space that cater to car collectors and people who need a bit more space for their "toys". Most homes are not set up for these car collectors or track enthusiasts, and that's where Peter comes in.
Tony Principe is the President and CFO of Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services and Managing Partner of T.R. Funding and the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Finish Line Auto Club. He is an avid car collector and active in numerous automotive clubs and organizations in Southern California. Together they have 90+ years of commercial real estate experience that they apply to every Finish Line facility. Each property is set in an automotive country club environment that caters to a luxury car condo lifestyle providing safe locations for your prized vehicle collections. One of the unique aspects of the Finish Line Auto Club are the private events that are unique to each location. From Cars & Coffee gatherings to automotive unveilings, cocktail receptions, and distinguished speaker series, each event is a curated unique experience.
Dean Case progressed from race fan as a kid, to automotive engineer as an adult, before devoting the past 20 years of his professional career to automotive communications with an emphasis on motorsports and engineering PR. He has been a staff engineer with Mazda, Ford, and Nissan. After going freelance Dean has had contracts with SAE International, Mazda Motorsports, Aerovironment, Motivo, Grassroots Motorsports, Ferrari North America, and SRO Motorsports. On the electric vehicle front, he was a part of the Ford EV team of the 1990's, and had a Nissan Altra EV as his company car from 1998-2006. He has also been a longtime volunteer with SAE and has given automotive career talks at over 50 universities.
Ian Flux, better known as Fluxie, is one of the most charismatic drivers to have taken to the race track and his story is one of perseverance against the odds. His new book titled For Flux Sake is his story and also a story of a lot of beer. ‘Fluxie' as his pals called him, was one of the fastest drivers at the Formula 3 level and he won so many races at the national level and his speed never diminished despite a wild lifestyle. The book is a colorful ride from the travails of an up-and-coming racing driver through the story of a man desperately trying to spin the plates to keep a professional career going.
Geoff Weiner is a collector of Lalique mascots that were created by the great French glass designer and artisan René Lalique. During the inter-war period from 1925 until 1931 the Lalique factory catalogued 28 various depictions of animals, fish, birds, insects, and his female figures. Geoff has been interested in collecting since he was a boy and started with toy soldiers and then moving into militaria and other antiques and collectibles. He is the author of Unique Lalique Mascots Volumes 1 and 2 and has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and is an adviser on the values of automobilia. He has the privilege of being the Honorable General Secretary of The Lalique Mascot Collector's Club and he owns the Lalique Gallery located in The White Lion Garage in Brighton, Sussex, England.
Carlos Segura is the Founder of the Chicago based design firm Segura Inc. and the T26 Digital Type Foundry. He came to the United States from Cuba at the age of nine. Carlos worked for the big ad agencies including BBDO, Marsteller, Foote Cone & Belding, Young & Rubicam, Ketchum and DDB Needham. His work has earned him numerous awards from organizations around the world. Carlos ventured in to new territory when he launched Cartype.com – a creative archive of the automotive industry. His new book is titled The ABCs of the Automotive Industry and it introduces readers young and old to some of history's most iconic and sometimes forgotten automobiles from Azzurra to Zagato.
Glenn Stevens is the Executive Director of MICHauto and the Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives in the Detroit Regional Chamber. His mission is to promote, grow, and retain Michigan's automotive and next-generation mobility industries. MICHauto is focused on developing the state's automotive industry in the key areas of: Talent, Advocacy, Awareness, Start-up Innovation, and Next Gen Mobility along with the Digital Economy.
Jesus Miranda is the Campus President at Universal Technical Institute in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas. He has more than two decades of higher education experience. The focus at UTI is a solid employment outcomes for all of their graduates. Jesus leads campus staff and instructors to deliver UTI's centrally developed technical education programs accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The curriculum is grounded in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and aligned with the changing workforce, where demand for skilled technicians is expected to remain high.
David Culshaw is an author who has been an A.O.C. member for over 67 years having joined back in 1955. He is a lifelong fan of the Alvis marque which led to his writing the book titled, Alvis Society – A Century of Drivers which chronicles every model and lists every chassis number ever produced along with owners. The Alvis car has always appealed to a buyer who wants to make his mark in the world and the list of owners ranges from politicians to stage and screen actors, sports figures, Kings, and even a serial killer. This book has been published by Veloce Press 100 years after the very first Alvis car emerged from the production line in Coventry.
Mike Pennington is the Global Director of Training and Consumer Relations for Meguiar's, the world' leading surface care company. He oversees the company's technical training programs and Customer Care Center. He also works closely with their R&D department to help study and develop new car care products. He heads training for outside sales staff and conducts a wide variety of hands-on classes to teach and train users on the entire Meguiar's surface care brand. Today he is here to share some of the new products that are available from Meguiar's.
Allan Rosenberg is a San Francisco based photographer who has been shooting for well over five decades throughout the world. His rich volume of work includes commissions for Mercedes Benz, Ruf, Marriott, and Hilton Hotels, The Post Hotel and Spa, Heineken, McDonalds, and dozens of wineries and over one hundred cookbooks for William Sonoma, Time Life, and Octopus. Allan has covered Formula 1 for three years, IMSA, and IndyCar. In the past he's contributed to Road & Track, Octane, Classic and Sportscar, and Rewind magazines.
Clemens Schoenberger is the Director of Operations at Free2Move North America. Free2Move is a global mobility hub and part of the Stellantis Group. They are revolutionizing the way people access vehicles with their ingenious tailor-made solutions. Free2Move was named the Frost & Sullivan Mobility Service Company of the year. Stellantis is a constellation of 14 iconic automotive brands including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Maserati, Fiat and many others.
Jonathan “Jono” Shaw is the President of Hemmings where he and his team are celebrating their 70th anniversary. He's been the President of Hemmings since March of 2020, and like many automotive enthusiasts he grew up in a hot-rodding family with Hemmings in the house. Jonathan consulted with Hemmings in 2019 to build and launch the Hemmings Auction business and that ultimately led to being named President. Jonathan is excited to help lead the Hemmings Team as they take the brand into the future for enthusiasts like you and me.
John Cassidy got his life's calling five years ago. He decided to work in a car dealership and that changed the direction of his life. A chance conversation with a colleague who admired John's poetry asked him to write something about the showroom. At his desk he wrote “Showroom Wonder”. Copies spread like wildfire across the midlands UK earning the label the Motor Trade Poem that was loved and recited by car sales and service staff. The video footage went viral across 200 sites of the motor group. That day his hidden talent as an actor and performer launched him as the Car Showroom Performance Poet.
Colin Weatherwax is the Chief Executive Officer at America Can! - Cars for Kids, a non-profit charity organization operating nationally in all 50 states. They have been changing lives and helping children graduate since 1992. All vehicle donations help kids build a better future by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. With over ten years of experience in the non-profit and auto auction industry, he brings an understanding of the fundamental functions of both operating a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and navigating the used car world all while making a change in your lives.
Neil Ferrier is the Founder and CEO of Discommon, an Industrial and Design manufacturing firm. Some say, he has gasoline in his veins. Discommon proudly pulls inspiration from the world of cars. In addition to analog vehicles, Neil is has a love for analog watches—particularly TAG Heuer — and so it was only natural that his entrepreneurial endeavors take the horological path at some point. In 2019, he co-founded Blok, a Swiss made watch company for kids.
James Egozi is a 15 year old Formula 4 racer who is backed by Giovanni Minardi of the Minardi racing family racing PHM. James is a mentally tough, rising star who is from Miami, Florida and currently living in Brescia, Italy competing in the F4 Italian Championship and driving for PHM Racing. He started in karting winning multiple U.S. National Championships prior to moving to Europe where he won two European Championships in the World Series of Karting. James is a first-generation, self-taught racer who has overcome many challenges including a broken femur at the age of 10 and he started training at SPMI back in 2014 when he was only six years old and today he has his eyes set on Formula 1.
Paul Ehrmann is an author whose book, Arc of Triumph, a novel about courage, cars, and love. It is emphatically a novel with automobiles at its beating heart. His book is the culmination of a passion for motorcars Paul has embraces throughout his life. This novel is about the French Grand Prix drivers and their involvement in the Resistance during World War II. Arc of Triumph is based on the true story of these brave and selfless efforts to defeat the Nazis during their occupation of France. This was Paul's first novel and the publisher is Donald Toms at Dantes Press in Florida.
Tom Nault's passion for entrepreneurship, management, and turnarounds began when he was in college. Along with his fascination for companies that did great things, Tom also had a fascination with failures, how they happened and more importantly, and how they could be fixed. When COVID struck Tom wrote a book titled How To Not F*ck Up Your Own Company: Lessons I Learned by Screwing Up. Today we have a unique show to talk about the current state of EVs.
Mike Narx is the creator of Drag-N-Drive Addiction, a source of news and entertainment from the drag and drive community. It's a weekly Live Stream covering events, racers, and stats from events world-wide. He began selling cars at 19 years of age and in 2013 he hosted his first car event, something he's done more than 40 times since, raising more than $60,000 for local Northwest Arkansas children's charities. In 2016 he and his brother began wrenching for customers and opened Narxoleptic Customs. They created YouTube content, with over 400 videos, and a podcast. Today his brother has a full-time auto shop building a variety of vehicles from LS Swaps to 4 wd conversion.
David Silberkleit is the CFO (that's Chief Frogeye Officer) of the Bugeyeguys, the world leader for Bugeye Sprite sales, restoration, and parts. In 2022 he purchased the first production Bugeye Sprite, a car he imported from Australia. David and his team have sold their 400th Bugeye Sprite this week, an amazing milestone when you consider that in 2007 he started this business from his tiny home garage. Today, Bugeyeguys is a team of seven people in an 11,000 square foot restored Quonset Hut full of classic British sports cars and lots and lots of Bugeye parts. David added the Bugeyeguys parts business in 2017, and has now shipped more than 15,000 boxes of Bugeye bits around the world. Every one of the 400 Bugeyes built by David and his team has been unique and different, from completely stock to fire breathing, plus a recent electric conversion with Tesla Batteries.
Jay W. Pennell has been a part of the NASCAR industry for over fifteen years. His career path has taken him from that of an independent journalist, to social and digital marketing, to team public relations, and to NASCAR gaming. Jay has written for outlets including FOX Sports, NASCAR.com, Playboy, and Athlon Sports, and was one of NASCAR's first citizen journalists. He also worked with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), handling public relations, content creation, and partnership management. Jay also served as the General Manager of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, later moving to Brand Manager, NASCAR and INDYCAR with Motorsport Games. His new book is titled Start Your Engines, from Sports Publishing, contains 34 chapters describing different inaugural accomplishments that have taken place throughout NASCAR history.
Igor Polegkiy is a Sales Executive at Classic Recreations located in Texas. They build licensed and authentic 60s Shelby Mustangs with modern technology, some with full-carbon fiber bodies. His career path has been in the automotive industry and ranged from photography to consulting services in the exotic and hypercar industry, connecting people with the cars they loved. Today at Classic Recreations he works in a family-owned company and with a team of dedicated professionals who are fulfilling enthusiast's dreams.
Jeffrey O'Neill is the Founder of The Velocity Invitational, an auto racing event that showcases the evolution of motorsports technology and ingenuity. The event started in 2019 at the Sonoma Speed Festival and after the COVIC-forced pause in 2020 the vent came back with a vengeance and new name. The new event took place at Laguna Seca as a three-day weekend filled with hundreds of iconic race cars, historic racing, special exhibitions, food, wine, and more. This year's event returns to Sonoma Speedway on November 10, 11, and 12 and expects to attract over 10,000 visitors. Jeffrey has always had a passion for race cars alongside his passion for wine and distilling. He is the Founder and CEO of O'Neill Vintners and Distillers located in California's Central Valley.
Jerry Cox is a Washington-DC based lawyer and crisis communications advisor with 40 years of experience with airbags in automobiles. He played a substantial role in implementing the airbag requirement and has represented numerous auto industry organizations, including the used car dealers' association, auto auctions, Carfax and state motor vehicle administrators. Takata Corporation hired him in 2014 to help explain a problem the company was having with its airbags. They were blowing up in driver's faces, shooting shrapnel, killing and severely injuring people. Jerry wrote a book titled, Killer Airbags: The Deadly Secret Automakers Don't Want You to Know, how that turned into the biggest recall of any consumer product in history. Today he returns for some potentially life-saving updates on this airbag disaster.
Karen Brown is the Vice President of Events and Experiential Marketing for the Motor Trend Group, part of Warner Brothers Discovery. She is a powerhouse communicator, collaborator, innovator, and ideator. Karen continues to cultivate an expansive variety of events and initiatives while leading the internal team in development and execution of high-level events and sponsorship activations. She has had an extensive career in account management, experiential marketing, sponsorship activation, digital account management and program creation within such organizations as The Garage Team Mazda, Deutsch, David & Goliath as well as Disney ABC Television Group prior to joining the Motor Trend Group.
Dr. David Whyley is recognized as the world's leading authority on Austin pedal cars. His previous book on Austin pedal cars has become much sought-after and his new book titled The Austin Pedal Car Story is a fascinating history of Austin's J40 and Pathfinder from 1946 to present day. David has owned and restored several classic Austins and is an acknowledged expert and advisor for the rare Austin A40 Sports and Austin Atlantic Convertible. He has also written a number of books about the Austin Counties cars, such as the A40 Dorset, Devon and Somerset models, from 1945–54 and writes regularly for the Austin Counties Car Club magazine.
Brian Jones is the Vice President of Engineering at Hennessey Special Vehicles and Hennessey Performance Engineering. He oversees all engineering and development applying his experience and expertise to advanced Powertrain development integration, testing, regulatory certification, and manufacturing of the Hennessey Venom F5 hypercar plus the range of high-performance vehicles modified by Hennessey Performance at the company's Texas production facility.
Colleen Sheehan is the Sales Manager at Ferraris Online, a company her father Michael Sheehan founded in 1972, 49 years ago. They offer decades of experience as specialty brokers of exotic cars including Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati. Colleen's passion for cars started at the age of 8 when her father gave her a 1930 BMW 3/15 DA2 that they restored. In 2003, when she was 11, that car was accepted onto the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and she drove it across the podium to accept an award setting a record as the youngest to ever do so. Today she shares her passion for cars while helping clients achieve their dream car or selling to the next caregiver.
Don Weberg and Eric Monterestelli have both been in the automobile industry for years. Don launched Garage Style Magazine in 2008 and Eric has been involved in motorsports and automobiles founding Gran Touring Motorsports in 2014 and his Break-Fix podcast. Both men have teamed up to create an affiliate network with five digital publications and are working toward creating a single company that will house all their business entities under one roof. The plans include publishing specialty books and cultivating new clients to help facilitate their marketing and PR needs providing a multitudes of services.
Jasper Drengler is a racer who last spring became the first driver to race in all 50 states. Since he could crawl, Jasper has been infatuated with cars and the first 17 years of his life he attended the Indy 500. He spent most weekends at Wisconsin short tracks watching races and after finishing school he hopped into a race car and started racing himself, sometimes as much as 5 times a week. Over the last 23 years he's earned some championships at local tracks, touring series, and an SCCA conference championship. Jasper also spent several years racing professionally.
RJ de Vera is the Vice President of Marketing for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, known as SEMA. It's a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963 that represents the $51.8 billion specialty-automotive industry. RJ joined SEMA in 2022 after 12 years at 3M Company, a multi-national Fortune 100 organization, helping lead the Meguiar's Car Care Brand under various roles, including Global Leader of Communications & Digital Marketing, Leader of Customer Engagement Group, Associate Director of Public Relations & Event Marketing, and Business Development & Product Marketing Manager.
Luiz Veiga is an automotive designer, fine artist, and a musician. His long career includes working at General Motors Brazil, Volkswagen, Chrysler, and he worked as a professional marketer, illustrator, stylist, senior designer, director of design, and as a member of the Volkswagen Design Group in Germany. Luiz has worked in numerous design studios around the world including Sao Paulo, Wolfsburg and Berlin in Germany, Detroit, Italy, China, Mexico, and the United States. He was awarded with the IF Design Award in Germany and today, among other projects, Luiz is developing exotic electric vehicles for AQUAM, a United States startup.
Nathan Hecht is the Founder and CEO of Cario, his latest venture that recently spun out of Rodo, another company he founded. Cario as a transformational platform to digitize and transfer the vehicle title in a matter of minutes on a blockchain infrastructure. Nathan founded Rodo after his first attempt to lease a car from a dealership. Nathan's past projects and roles include Founder and CEO of Dstrux, acclaimed platform for self-destructing files on the web, as well as Kurrenci, the internet's first virtual currency platform.
Alex Qi is the Chief Executive Officer at Pontosense where they are at the forefront of driving innovation through cutting-edge sensor technologies that enhance your driving experience and can save lives. Pontosense was founded with a mission to fundamentally change everyday technology by expanding the relationship between humans and machines. Pontosense is the first company in the world to adhere to EuroNCAP regulations.
Dan Palatnik is a graphic artist whose career included freelance illustration for ad agencies in the 80s. What began as a new technique evolved into a full time occupation. Since 2003 he has been creating classic car 3dmodeling for restoration projects, real builds, scale models, and custom cars plus visualizations for clients worldwide. He made renders for various local classic car chapter events and contributed with visual information creating cars that became extinct along the course of History. A passion turned into business, having created more than 300 US, European, Brazilian, and Japanese car models, in stock, custom and phantom concept form.
Craig Blake-Jones is the Founder and CEO of Paddock-Life magazine and Paddock-Speedshop TV show. A born petrol head whose career started in fashion, turned a corner into music, which in turn landed in film & television. Criag created Paddock Life magazine in 2014 as a lifestyle journal and into the wonderful world of racing, classic cars and all things automotive. Designed to be a cool coffee table collectable, Paddock Life is 180 pages of gloriously printed and presented petrol hedonism. In 2020, working with his 2 sons Ethan and Harvey, they brought petrol head Lucy Busby on board and built the Paddock Speedshop to create a TV series restoration show that appealed to a younger audience. They are using the Speedshop to bring a new generation of petrol heads into our established brand.
Judson Dayton is one of this year's Willard J. Marriott Ferrari Club organizers at the fourth annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Jud's been an automotive enthusiast his entire life and has participated in many automotive events including the Cavallino, numerous Ferrari Club of America avents, Wheels of Italy in Minneapolis, and his Ferrari 250 SWB won best of show at Amelia Island Concours Festival of Speed. Jud shares some great stories abouthis Ferrari.
Ken Gross is the Concours Director for this year's Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, a three-day festival that includes multiple events including a wheel-to-wheel race car exhibitions, and a Concours d'Elegance and more. Ken's career in the automotive world includes time as the Executive Director and Guest Curator for the Petersen Automotive Museum. He's curated numerous highly acclaimed exhibitions across the country. He's authored over 25 automotive books on a wide variety of historic vehicles, and is a member of ICJAG, the International Chief Judge Advisory Group. Ken has judged in most of the finest Concours d'Elegances in the world and had received the Automotive Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Citation, the Lorin Tryon Trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, The Ken Purdy award from the International Motor Press Association, and the Dean Bachelor Lifetime Achievement Award to name just a few.
Corky Coker is the Grand Marshal Emeritus for this year's Fourth Annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, a three-day event that includes a Rallye, multiple events, and Concours d'Elegance. Corky assumed the leadership role in the Coker Family's BF Goodrich tire dealership in 1974 and for the next 45 years he and his team helped define the collector-car hobby. Coker tires solved the challenge of finding the right tires for your collector cars. The company grew to the largest supplier of collector vehicle tires with distribution in over 50 countries. He sold his business in 2018 and retained the Honest Charley Speed Shop in downtown Chattanooga where he shares over 180 vintage cars and motorcycles.
Luigi Chinetti Jr. is this year's Grand Marshal at the fourth annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. His father's pre-World War II life in Milan and Paris with Alfa-Romeo as well as Talbot-Lago, led to his becoming the exclusive North American importer of Ferrari automobiles and the founding of the North American Racing Team. NART gave Luigi the opportunity to fulfill his own ambitions of racing and designing automobiles. He has done both, finishing 5th overall at Le Mans as well as winning his class at the Daytona 24hour Endurance race in a 312P Ferrari with a body he designed himself. He has also overseen the restoration of a number of highly significant Ferrari racing cars several of which required complete restorations. Luigi has distinguished himself both as a driver and designer.
Donald Osborne is the Chief Executive Officer at Audrain in Newport, Rhode Island where he oversees the Audrain Automobile Museum, Audrain's Newport Concours d'Elegance & Motor Week, and Linkage, a quarterly automotive publication and website. With their tagline “Geard for the Automotive Life” Linkage is all about the automotive marketplace, driving, restoration, collecting, events, and discovering the passion for vehicles. You'll recognize Donald from his appearances on Jay Leno's Garage and the Audrain videos and you'll find him walking the lawns of numerous concours events around the world.
Jeff DeMarey is a passionate auto enthusiast, collector, and insurance agent. Nearly twenty years ago, he started Stonewall Insurance Group, to specialize in protecting classic cars and getting them the coverage they deserve. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the Classic Car Club of America. He also serves as a judge at some of the most prestigious auto events in the country, such as The Amelia and Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. Recognizing the aging crowd at classic car events, he has recently, started the Springfield to Boston Education Foundation, a charity aiming to inspire, educate, and motivate students, while providing them with the necessary tools to learn about the world of classic and collector cars.
Alec Harrell is the owner of Harrell Engines Los Angeles. At 27 years old he is the fourth-generation member to carry on the family business. Alec's great Grand Uncles, Jim and Nick Harrell, started Harrell Engine LA in 1932 in the heart of Los Angeles. Today, Alec carries on the tradition building nostalgia style Hot Rods among other classic car restoration services, in addition to bringing back the old family speed parts.
Mike Marsh is the Founder and Director of the Renaissance Euro Fest and Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show. His passion for European automobiles led him to collect Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Mike founded and directed the Natchez Euro Fest, L'Auberge Euro Fest and his latets endeavor has been the founding of the MS Section of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America being elected their first President.
Jeff Zwart is a commercial film director, racer, photographer, cameraman, and author. He's shot commercials for Porsche, BMW, Cadillac, GM, Huyndai, Ford, and many others. He's a graduate of the Art Center College of Design and has enjoyed an exceptional life and career around automobiles. He's traveled all over the world shooting, directing, racing, and photographing cars. Jeff speaks and lectures and has driven in numerous races and rallies including: Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Panama-Alaska Rally, the Baja 1000, and the TransSyberia Rally, to name just a few. Jeff is one of the Creative Directors for Porsche Cars North America at the Rennsport Reunion 7 this year
Brian Redman is the co-originator of the Rennsport Reunion, the celebration of Porsche Motorsports, past, present, and future. Brian 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. Brian also raced Formula 1, Formula 5000, and today Brian promotes and participates in historic race car events throughout the world.
Patrick Long, along with his mentor and friend Alwin Springer, are co-Grand Marshals of this year's Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7. Patrick has become the personification of the spirit of Rennsport Reunion, the celebration of Porsche Motorsports, past, present, and future. Patrick started racing at 8 years old, starting with karting and moving up through the ranks, living and racing in Europe. After a run for F1 and landing in a Porsche Supercup as a Junior, he got his taste for GT cars and he became a Porsche factory driver in 2004 until his retirement. But that didn't mean hanging up his helmet. Today his calendar is filled with vintage racing, motorsports events around the world, a Porsche brand ambassedor, and his co-creation of Luftgekühlt which has become a huge success with events across the country.
Frank Wiesmann is the Manager of Product Communications at Porsche Cars North America. He was obsessed with cars from an early age, uttering his first car-focused words before the names of his parents, and identifying specific models from the comfort of his stroller at age 2. An avid collector of magazines, brochures, and model cars, he went on to become a test driver and editor for a European car magazine before transitioning to Porsche Cars North America in 2014 as the Product Spokesperson for the 911, Boxster and Cayman. Six years later, Frank assumed the managing role on the product communications team at Porsche Cars North America. He and I will be at Rennsport coming up in few weeks.
Sam Webster is an automotive enthusiast, fabricator, and podcaster and the Founder of Webster Auto Collective. His goal is to build cool cars and share what he learns with other enthusiasts through social media platforms. Sam's currently working on one of the biggest projects of his life. He is building a Baja race truck. Sam's goal is to transition to all of this as a full-time career, living a life as a car enthusiast to the fullest.