Rank #1: 1276: Mark Moskowitz Mark Moskowitz MD is a retired surgeon.
Mark Moskowitz MD is a retired surgeon, racer, and car collector. He is Director and Curator of The Museum of Automobile History, manages the estate of the renowned automotive artist, Carlo Demand, serves on the Board of Directors of Carolina Motorsports Park and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. He is a frequent contributor to multiple motoring publications. Dr. Moskowitz is a member of International Chief Judge Advisory Group and has been privileged to judge Concours events at Boca Raton, La Jolla, Santa Fe, Arizona, Greenwich, Hershey (the Elegance), Radnor Hunt, Cobble Beach, Hilton Head, Dusseldorf, Knokke-Heist Zoute Grand Prix, Monticello Raceway, and Delhi, India. Mark has served as chief judge for the race car Concours at Monticello Raceway, the Trump Charlotte Concours and the Miami Concours.
Apr 23 2019
Rank #2: 1393: Dr. Paul Sable is an automotive historian, an author
Dr. Paul Sable is an automotive historian, an author, a fervent collector of hybrid cars of the1950s who claims he’s on his LAST restoration, a 1955 Debonaire. He is the Co-Founder of the Concours of the Eastern United States and more recently a Founder of The Elegance at Hershey. He is an advisor to numerous Concours and has judged at most every well-known Concours around the country including Pebble Beach for 17 years. He has served as an advisor to a number of individuals for their collections and authored writings for Automobile quarterly, Automotive History Review and a number of automotive magazines. Paul is on the advising panels of a number of antique car price guides including NADA and Cars That Matter. He will be the honorary Chief Judge at the inaugural Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance taking place October 25-28.
Oct 03 2019
Rank #3: 1289: Ben Clymer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ben Clymer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HODINKEE. Widely considered a leading voice in the watch industry, Ben founded the company in 2008 as a means to write about his passion for wristwatches, a passion that started when he received his grandfather’s Omega Speedmaster. Ten years later, Ben has grown HODINKEE into the foremost destination for all things in the world of horology - a robust media and retail platform that brings its readers and consumers the best wristwatch content and products in a way that is approachable, authentic and honest.
Ben is an avid photographer, watch collector and classic car enthusiast. He has been recognized as part of the Hypebeast 100, Digiday’s Changemakers, and Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40, while HODINKEE has been named as one of Time’s 50 Best Websites, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Of The Year.
May 10 2019
Rank #4: 1101: Tanner Foust is a multi-talented driver.
Tanner Foust is a multi-talented driver known for his supreme car control and proven track record of podium finishes, national championships, and world records. He is a three-time U.S. Rallycross Champion, a four-time X Games gold medal winner, and two-time Formula Drift Champion. He has held multiple world records including his incredible Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare and his indoor speed record for TV's Top Gear USA, setting a distance jump record with a Hot Wheels ramp-to-ramp leap of 332 feet. Tanner is the first American driver to win a round of the European Rallycross Championship and he is a dominant driver in Rallycross here in the USA. He’s competed in open wheel, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, SCORE Baja and numerous other racing venues. You’ve seen him on the History Channel’s Top Gear as their on-camera host and he’s completed many stunts for various films, TV shows, and commercials.
Aug 21 2018
Rank #5: 1164: Jonathan Day, better known as JJ Da Boss, is from Memphis.
Jonathan Day, better known as JJ Da Boss, is from Memphis where the cars are fast, the pavement is dangerous, and street racing is a family affair. He’s the man on Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws: Memphis. Back on October 15, they ran a special TV episode titled “The History of JJ,” which exposed a unique glimpse into his life and times. He runs an automotive business buying, selling, and fixing up cars to go really fast, but it’s the racing that gets his juices flowing. JJ and his family have enjoyed racing for five generations and today, with his wife Tricia, known as Midget, his cousin Precious, his son Doughboy, and the entire Memphis Street Outlaw team, they take on challengers from across the country. You can enjoy all of these adventures and fun on Discovery channel’s Street Outlaws Memphis.
Nov 16 2018
Rank #6: 1356: Rick Ivester is the Founder and Owner of The Vault Tampa
Rick Ivester is the Founder and Owner of The Vault Tampa Bay, located in Tampa, Florida. The Vault is respected and recognized for their “Fine Preservation and Storage Solutions”. It’s the ideal place for their clients to store exotic and classic automobiles. Rick also offers Brokerage Services for cars, limited and rare race collectibles, automobilia and petrolina related items that are for sale. His entrepreneur nature started at the early age of 6 when he sold his pencil-drawn pictures of early model Ford roadsters to fellow classmates for their lunch money. In addition to The Vault, trucking has been Rick’s primary business for the last 42 years working for 3 large corporations and as an independent salesperson for the last 12 years.
Rick is on the Board of Directors of the Gasparilla Concourse, an annual event that takes place in April. He has been instrumental in gathering business owners and fellow philanthropists to donate good and services for their annual charity event. Through those efforts, they have donated over $20,000 to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
A shout out to Joanne Pistorious and her husband Brando who introduced me to Rick. They are the founders of the Gasparilla Concours and both are past guests here on Cars Yeah.
Aug 13 2019
Rank #7: 1214: Mark Worman is the self-made Mopar success story.
Mark Worman is the self-made Mopar success story. From humble beginnings in Springfield, Oregon, he has managed to tirelessly carve out space for himself, not only as a respected authority, in the Mopar restoration and documentation scene, but also with a successful television show Graveyard Carz, first on Velocity and now Motortrend Network. Always a Mopar guy from the beginning, Mark, like most of us, is chasing that perfect car that he had when he was young. Painting, bodywork, assembly, there is no part of the process that Mark can't speak on, sometimes rattling off so many numbers and specs that it makes even a true fan dizzy! At the end of the day, Mark just wants to put more cars on the road by restoring more of these beautiful Mopars. After all, Mark is the Mopar Mortician. It's not called Graveyard Carz for nothing!
Jan 25 2019
Rank #8: 1092: Elad Shraga was born in Israel and has been fascinated with all things mechanical.
Elad Shraga was born in Israel and has been fascinated with all things mechanical since he was a child. While his career is in finance, his passion is cars and he began collecting at the age of 17, starting with motorcycles and then cars. His true love is light, small package Italian cars and in particular, the OSCA. He is bringing to the Pebble Beach Concours two of his OSCAs; a 1949 OSCA MT4 Siluro (Cigar), the second OSCA ever made, and the only Cigar body left in the world. The other is a 1952 MT4, a unique inside-grill headlight model with extensive West coast racing history. Both of these cars are featured on this year's Pebble Beach Retro-Auto poster this year. Elad is a fan of touring, including the Mille Miglia, Colorado Grand, the Leggenda di Bassano and of course, the Holyland 1000. With his partner, Amir Almagor, they were instrumental in putting on the Holyland 1000 Rally, and it is their way to give back to the hobby in a unique and diverse setting, which included 80 cars from 12 countries.
Cars Yeah guest and Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours, Sandra Button, and her husband Martin, recently participated in the Holyland 1000 and drove one of Elad’s OSCAs on their incredible journey.
Aug 08 2018
Rank #9: 955: 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.
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.
Jan 29 2018
Rank #10: 1182: Joey Giordano is a Master Tech with Toyota/Lexus.
Joey Giordano is a Master Tech with Toyota/Lexus whose passion for automobiles goes back to his childhood where he spent time with his dad working on cars. He is a dedicated Volkswagen fanatic who decided to join Ben Sprints and Lee Stahlecker at Straight Up Dubs as a way to spend his after-work and weekend spare time extending his automotive knowledge to his passion for classic VWs. Through his business Sud Werkstatt, he restores old VWs, drives them whenever possible, and his beloved 1969 Safari Bay has been featured in multiple magazines. He created the Straight Up Dubs brand where VW friends and fans can gather to enjoy cars, hold events, and go on drives. Joey created a line of products around the marque he loves so much.
Dec 12 2018
Rank #11: 977: Ray Cody is the Founder of Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors
Ray Cody is the Founder of Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors that takes place September 27 through the 30 in 2018. It is a world-class automotive celebration set against the spectacular September foliage of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. This will be the fourth annual event Ray and his team put together focusing on high-end restorations, vintage and exotic vehicles. Ray has a life-long passion for automobiles, airplanes, and motorcycles proclaiming “Anything with an engine excites me!” His business has been in real estate having owned hotels, commercial properties, apartment complexes, and a B&B in Telluride. He was a hockey coach for 30 years who understands the importance of team building in sports, business, and events.
Feb 28 2018
Rank #12: 1073: Tom Putnam is the founder of BeeLine, which is smart navigation for bicycles.
Tom Putnam is the founder of BeeLine, a company he and his buddy Mark Jenner created to make journeys better. They design and build simple, smart products that make getting around a pleasure. It’s a navigation tool for bicycles that is focused on helping you better experience the world around you. Tom’s love for adventure stems from spending his infancy in Zambia, camping trips in the Welsh hills, hitch-hiking from Buenos Aires to New York and driving Land Rovers through the Congo. Then there was dirt bike riding in the Sahara and the Savannah in Kenya. Tom’s worked in several other industries, was an officer in the British Army and he studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol.
Jul 12 2018
Rank #13: 900: Derek Hill returns to Cars Yeah to share his new book about his father Phil Hill titled Inside Track.
Derek Hill, a Santa Monica native, comes from an automotive family that has left their marks around the world. He is the son of Phil Hill, America’s first World Champion in Formula 1. Derek pursued a career in motorsports for over 10 years, taking class wins in the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, and many other driving for the factory BMW M3 Team. Today Derek is active in vintage racing and is a judge and MC at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Derek, along with award-winning motor racing historian and author Doug Nye, and American photographer Steve Dawson, have created and published an exceptional new biographical book titled Inside Track that chronicles his father Phil Hill’s racing career and features hundreds of his father’s color photographs. This massive book has been a ten-year collaboration and is now available for enthusiast to enjoy.
Nov 13 2017
Rank #14: 1418: Lilly Pray is a judge at the second annual Cigar City Concours
Lilly Pray is a judge at the second annual Cigar City Concours d’Elegance. She has been a classic car judge for 17 years at numerous Concours events including Radnor Hunt, Greenwich, The Elegance at Hershey, Boca Raton, Atlanta, Rocky Mountain, and Hilton Head Motoring Festival. Her love and passion for cars began at an early age with her father Malcolm, a noted collector from Greenwich, Connecticut. Lilly is a Registered Nurse specializing in Neurology, Orthopedics, and Emergency medicine. Before working in the hospital she worked in emergency pre-hospital care as a Firefighter and Paramedic. She is on the board of the Russell Maguire Foundation and is keeping her father's legacy alive at the Malcolm Pray Achievement Center. The Center (MPAC) inspires visitors towards success through the automobile collection and the entrepreneurial story of Malcolm Pray who developed guidelines for young men and women to strive and develop their unique ideas, and to help them gain greater independence and motivation towards personal success. Her rally experience is quite extensive as well.
Nov 07 2019
Rank #15: 1034: Chad McQueen is a race car driver, actor, producer and car enthusiast.
Chad McQueen is a race car driver, actor, film producer, and consummate automotive enthusiast. He has raced in many forms of motorsports including Motocross, the Baja 1000, SCCA, Vintage events, and many other venues. He’s a big fan of early Porsches and still owns and drives his father’s 1958 Speedster in the hills around Los Angeles. Chad was a producer on a feature documentary titled Steve McQueen, The Man & Le Mans. It’s the story of a life changing passion for racing and his father’s involvement in the making of the iconic 1970 movie Le Mans. You can learn more about this film when I had Chad here on Cars Yeah, show number 450 on the Cars Yeah website. Today he continues to support The Boys Republic, a place that turned around his father’s life, by putting on The Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show that takes place on June 2 in Chino Hills, California on the Boys Republic campus.
May 18 2018
Rank #16: 1232: Big Mike has grown to become a household name and icon.
Big Mike has grown to become a household name and icon in the import automotive culture. As a show judge and event emcee, he travels across the United States and around the globe participating in major events. As a journalist, he contributes to a multitude of online and print automotive publications representing the Compact Tuner industry. He sits on SEMA educational panels, inspiring a new generation of enthusiasts. He was born and raised in southern California and in 2005, his first feature appeared in print. Since then he’s built numerous cars earning awards and placement on renowned magazine covers and within their pages. He competed in the SEMA Battle of the Builders and earned a top 10 finalist position. You’ve seen him on Discovery TV in front of the camera and behind the scenes as an integral part of the import culture.
Big Mike will be one of the enthusiasts I get to interview on the Celebrity Stage at this year’s Classic Auto Show in Costa Mesa, California, March 16 and 17.
Feb 20 2019
Rank #17: 1262: Jeremy Hunziker is a Sales Specialist at O’Gara La Jolla.
Jeremy Hunziker is a Sales Specialist at O’Gara La Jolla where they sell high-end exotic sports cars. He is originally from the East Coast and moved to California seven years ago after circumnavigating the globe prior to college graduation. An avid motorsports enthusiast, Jeremy jumped at the opportunity to work for O’Gara La Jolla as it fulfilled his dream to work within the exotic automotive industry and representing such prestigious brands: Lamborghini, McLaren, Bentley, Bugatti, and Rolls-Royce. He loves the ocean and goes diving and surfing often during the summer and winter months. He is also a passionate content creator and is often found with a camera in hand. His favorite supercar currently is the Lamborghini Aventador S that he describes as being the pinnacle of your everyday supercar form and function.
Apr 03 2019
Rank #18: 917: Derek Bell is a legendary motor racing driver, a five time Le Mans Winner and Championship endurance racer.
Derek Bell is a legendary motor racing driver who is regarded as one of the greatest sports car and endurance racing drivers of his era. He is a five-time Le Mans winner, three-time Daytona 24 winner and two-time World Sports Car Champion. His career spans the Ferrari 512 and Porsche 917, Gulf-Mirage era, Renault’s turbo effort at Le Mans, Porsche 936 and 962, the Kremer Porsche K8, Ferrari 333 SP and McLaren F1 which earned him yet another Le Mans podium with his son Justin in 1995. Splitting his time between homes in the United Kingdom and the United States, you will find Derek at the world’s major automotive and motor sports events. In 2012 Derek was inducted in to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and in 2013 inducted in to the Le Mans 24 Hours Drivers Hall of Fame.
Dec 06 2017
Rank #19: 886: Adams Hudson has been collecting and selling cars for decades, over 150 in the past 40 years.
Adams Hudson is the Founder and CEO of Hudson, Ink a company that helps contractors thrive through marketing training and coaching. However it is his significant automotive addiction, owning more than 150 cars over his 40 years of driving, that brings Adams to Cars Yeah today. He’s made money buying and selling lots of cars so his hobby paid for itself, instead of siphoning off grocery money, largely placating his patient wife. He wrote a book for Motorbooks International that was published and has penned several magazines articles and once owned a market letter for Panteras, Shelbys, and Tigers. Adams self described credentials? Product Design Chief for AMC Gremlin, Financial Advisor for Deloren, and Luggage Space Consultant for the Alfa 4.
Oct 24 2017
Rank #20: 1209: Randy Elber is the owner of R&R Auto Restoration.
Randy Elber is the owner of R&R Auto Restoration in Mount Kisco, New York, where their mantra is “Preservation, Restoration, Service." There he and his business partner, Robert Torre, work on a variety of exotic marques including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Mercedes, and Aston Martin. Randy’s love of cars began when he was 13 and purchased a Pontiac LeMans that he restored into a GTO clone just shy of his 17th birthday. Randy majored in Automotive Restoration at McPherson College in Kansas and earned scholarships from Mercedes Benz and Hagerty Insurance. After graduating with honors, he was hired at Paul Russell & Company where he further honed his craft. A chance meeting over a Mercedes 300SL Roadster brought Randy together with his future business partner, Robert, and today they are preserving a 1955 Mercedes Gullwing that they found that had been sitting since 1974.
Jan 18 2019