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A show for your entertainment -recorded conversations with car people that I know. The General Motors exec that built the plant in Russia, Derek Bell (LeMans and Suntrust (Rolex) 24), an Emmy Award winning NASCAR/ Michelin TV man who did the Audrain Concour d'Elegance car culture feature film, a supercar restorer, Ferrari VP, Lotus and Bentley execs, Rolls-Royce USA General Manager (and St Michaels Concour founder, past automotive salespeople, car museum curator, dealers, interesting/famous ...
 
Microsoft’s Inside Track podcast explores the intersection of industry and technology that helps to accelerate the future of the automotive industry. Host and resident car guy Kerry Lebel speaks with industry experts, insiders, and analysts about long-term trends, the evolving expectations of consumers, and the effects of technology advancements on industry strategies.
 
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Marija Cvetkovska is a Paid Search Manager at PCG Digital. Before joining PCG Digital, she was an accomplished business development manager at two major Michigan dealer groups, The Suburban Collection and Sellers Subaru. She earned the Mark of Excellence Award from Cadillac in 2019 and 2020, which only three BDC managers receive nationwide. Marija …
 
4:09 visual effects industry 4:15 global advertising and PR company 4:23 film industry, television producer 4:26 created the FIREBALL RUN television series 5:33 we bought a movie ranch SCARAMANGA. I was friends with Sir Roger Moore. 7:00 One Lap of America 8:05 private CANNONBALL RUN screening party....with the stars and crew 13:27 How FIREBALL RUN…
 
1:15 Happened at Bonanza Creek. Imogene Hughes 'the queen of the Western movie sets' was the owner a dear friend of J. Sanchez 2:25 in the business over 60 years-never had an incident 3:21 gross negligence 5:21 half the crew was sleeping on the ranch due to no time to travel to hotel 5:50 the armorer-she's going down first then it's on the AD then …
 
Michael Chung is the Director of Market Intelligence at the Auto Care Association. Michael has worked in molecular biology research, environmental consulting, marketing and communications, and market research. He writes about industry trends and key factors influencing the health of the automotive aftermarket to help businesses throughout the suppl…
 
0:11 Max Sterns (Jeff's son) introduces Sam and asks a difficult question! 1:04 Was Sam arrested for crimes related to 9/11? 4:47 Auto Forecast Solutions was founded about eight years ago. "I take all the vehicles around the world and figure out how many are going to be built in every plant. We currently do about 60 countries around the world." 5:3…
 
Marc Pons is the President of Chapel Hill Tire, a multi-location tire dealer based in North Carolina. Thanks to Marc’s leadership, Chapel Hill Tire has become one of the nation’s premier tire shops by focusing on its customers, staff, and core values. Chapel Hill Tire was founded in 1953 by Sion Jennings and was purchased in 1964 by Marc’s father, …
 
Jody DeVere is the Founder and CEO of AskPatty.com, a training program for automotive retailers on attracting, selling, retaining, and marketing to women. AskPatty.com has been featured by The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Woman’s Day. Jody is also a Professional Speaker for the National Automobile…
 
1:16 5 years before GM bought Saab, the Wallenberg family didn't make any money.We were hell bent on buying because we were GM. And we could turn that baby around because of our sophisticated management and manufacturing techniques 2:27 Saab was in 123 countries. And it had two cars 3:41 the income level of a Saab owner was higher than a Mercedes o…
 
1:17 industry was facing intense fuel economy standard pressure 2:35 GM spent $1m on market research 5:12 I cut the forecast in half ... turned out to be worse than that 6:30 no one would speak before Roger spoke 7:49 pre-Acura, Lexus, Infiniti 11:41 Vice Chairman of GM says, "Don't worry, they'll get used to it" 12:55 research tested the Eldo, Sev…
 
2:07 Don't spend all the money on market research and then ignore it. 9:35 "Cimarron, Cavalier with lipstick" 13:15 Look at an '84 and an '86, side by side 16:12 this would make the Edsel pale by comparison 22:42 Allante' 24:45 Research is for girls. Real men do cars from the gut 25:42 The advantages of a zero-tolerance policy 25:43 The Coffee Doug…
 
Mike Colacchio is the Vice President of Sales at AutoLeadStar. He joins the company with decades of sales experience in automotive tech companies like Dealer Inspire, Dealer.com, Dealertrack, and Cox Automotive. He brings a wealth of knowledge and industry expertise to his new role at AutoLeadStar, where he is responsible for building out the sales…
 
5:36 PINKS Lose the race, lose your ride. PINKS all out 8:43 Where STREET OUTLAWS got their idea 11:27 GRUDGE RACE 13:37 what if a racer was reluctant to turn over their car's title? 17:22 What if they flinched? 19:05 Amazing 23 AND ME story! 26:32 there are now hundreds of companies in the space economy 28:16 What does Stephen wish people knew abo…
 
0:43 you can elect to share your DNA with 20 million person database 1:55 "...51.9% of my DNA. Dove is my daughter..." 2:22 "I called 23andMe. 'Your algorithm must be wrong!'" 4:01 "...her mother's name is in my diary. Oh my god..." 4:26 and two grandsons 6:14 "...I'm not going to tell you the name of the of the series I've got developed... I've ma…
 
1:25 the CEO of that production 4:23 "...it's not just, Oh, we're gonna take some cameras and crew out and shoot a bunch of stuff. You know? Now, it's not that at all. It's like, where's the heartbeat of this thing? There's that visceral feeling. And when I see it, it's going to hit me in the gut. That's what it is. It's like you've got to have the…
 
April Simmons is the Corporate Internet and Marketing Director at Horne Auto Group, an automotive company located in Gilbert, Arizona. She has been in the automotive business for over 20 years and has honed her expertise in every element of the retail automotive space, from desk management to the sales department and finance management. In this epi…
 
0:20 Gasoline was a byproduct of oil that was coming out of the ground. Nobody knew what the hell to do with this stuff. It was worthless 0:58 John D. Rockefeller 1. put a lot of support into the development of gasoline-powered engines and 2. he built service stations. He made tons of money by selling a waste product that nobody else wanted 3:08 Ga…
 
2:03 How did John end up at Road & Track? 4:36 How did Patrick Bedard bust onto the scene? 9:22 the job ad 13:12 did the advertising manufacturers dictate the content? 16:02 The Road & Track History Project 16:11 Locked down in Australia 6 mos 22:24 Road & Track as a magazine has lived through the major significant events that have taken place in t…
 
Jamie Kent is an Executive Director at Shift Digital, where he leads one of the largest OEM programs for North America for certified automotive dealer websites and consumer engagement tools. He also leads upcoming emerging technology providers. Jamie is an experienced automotive software and digital marketing executive with over 15 years of industr…
 
https://www.innovativeautohr.com/ 2019 TAMPA BAY HR CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR 2:38 diversity, equity, and inclusion 7:23 better to fire quicker (for the employee's sake) 9:25 affirmative action 15:47 Women: barefoot... and in accounting 23:18 applicants interviewing to continue receiving unemployment 24:02 Jeff: "...I've always worked hard to bring a …
 
3:43 an exchange. Not buying or selling. Providing a marketplace and promoting it so that a buyer knows where to look and a seller knows where to show up. 5:58 he's got all of these folks over in Italy who find really rare and interesting parts that you wouldn't even imagine still existed 10:53 Part Ping 10:54 It's a bunch of one-person shops and f…
 
https://collectorpartexchange.com/search 1:18 it doesn't have to be a Ferrari or a Lamborghini 2:53 Project cars, new parts, new old stock parts, rebuilt parts and we offer services right alongside the parts 4:16 automotive flea market 4:23 car models and dinky toys and all sorts of posters and cool stuff…
 
https://collectorpartexchange.com/search 0:23 daily driver is a 1974, Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 0:58 1989 Ferrari 348 1:27 Maserati 1956 300 S 4:13 Movie: Cannonball Run 5:50 Indy 500 on Wide World of Sports was a national holiday 6:39 Watkins Glen or the Pocono Raceway 7:15 Porsche 928By Jeff Sterns
 
Jeffry Gardner is the Vice President of Marketing for Sun Auto Tire & Service. Jeffry came to GB Auto Service Inc., which is now rebranded to Sun Auto Tire & Service, with the first acquisition of BRAKEmax in late 2017. Since then, he has taken responsibility for the marketing of the entire company and all acquisitions. Before Sun Auto, Jeffry was …
 
Ibrahim Mesbah is the Co-founder and CEO of RevolutionParts, Inc., an e-commerce solution that helps dealers transform the way parts, buyers, and sellers connect. Before the founding of RevolutionParts eight years ago, Ibrahim worked in software development for both Inter-Tel and PayPal. Now, he is responsible for bringing life to innovative and ac…
 
Jenn Mello is the Project Manager at Tire Outlet, a 13 store chain in Jacksonville, Florida. Jenn handles social media, email marketing, website design, strategic management, brand management, promotions, market research, and public relations. Jenn started at Tire Outlet as a Marketing Manager in 2017 and expanded her role as the company grew. Prev…
 
Neil Ackerman is the Head of Global Supply Chain Innovation Hubs in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Johnson & Johnson. He is an industry expert in supply chain fulfillment, integrated business planning, and marketplaces. Because of his extensive knowledge, he’s been featured in numerous best-selling books including, Amazon Unbound…
 
Fernando Miranda is the Vice President of Transformers Institute. Transformers Institute brings together automotive shop owners to leverage each person’s knowledge and experience to improve the industry. Fernando brings a wealth of automotive expertise to the Transformers organization through his 24 years of management experience. Previously, he wa…
 
0:00 These were the flashiest vehicles. That's a problem during the Great Depression when people are standing in food lines 1:11 during E.L. Cord's time with the Auburn automobile company that he started the Cord Corporation with a list of over 60 companies. American Airways (later American Airlines). Stinson Airplanes. New York Shipbuilding Corpor…
 
https://automobilemuseum.org/ 2:48 saved the original Auburn Automobile Company building that housed Cords and the administration for Duisenberg Inc. 2:55 International distribution. 4:37 National Historic Landmark in Indiana. 5:36 History, science, technology, art museum 6:38 2nd to Detroit? 14:34 Cord was a serial entrepreneur 18:09 Speed records…
 
Dennis McCarron is a Partner at Cardinal Brokers. Cardinal Brokers offers full brokering services with a focus on the tire, service, and automotive-related industries. Their partners have over 40 years of combined experience working in the tire and automotive service industry at nearly every level of the business. Dennis is widely known for his tea…
 
Find Jim Donnelly- legendary automotive journalist at: https://www.speedsport.com/ http://www.jimdonnellyonwheels.com http://www.hemmings.com http://www.inthepitsmedia.com https://www.crankshaftmagazine.com/ Show notes: 0:00 Flemington Speedway, the most magical, unforgettable, exciting, compelling, filthy, dangerous, loud, eternally mobbed weekly …
 
Find Jim: https://www.speedsport.com/ http://www.jimdonnellyonwheels.com http://www.hemmings.com http://www.inthepitsmedia.com https://www.crankshaftmagazine.com/ 7:08 reading STOCK CAR RACING since I found my very first copy of it in a news stand underneath the elevated train line on Fulton Street, Brooklyn 7:26 Dr. Dick Berggren encouraged Jim to…
 
George Fandos is the Managing Partner of The James Agency, a business consultancy that helps startups and established B2B businesses innovate and bring new ideas to life. They offer strategies, plans, and hands-on assistance for operations, pricing, financial modeling, and more. George has over 30 years of experience as a customer-facing executive …
 
More on Mark (+support his retirement!) : https://carshowsafari.com/ https://www.carprint.net/mark-stehrenberger http://www.potatointhepants.com/ https://carart.us/products.aspx?x=2&f=artistID&v=98&t=i&ttl=artistName&tmp=2&menu=C11799 https://www.instagram.com/msd_auto/?hl=en https://www.motortrend.com/staff/mark-stehrenberger/ https://www.linkedin…
 
Mike Allen is the CEO of Carfix, a growing group of auto repair shops in North Carolina. A third-generation tire dealer, Mike grew up working in his father’s auto repair shop and has since grown his own shop into a three-location business. Carfix has been named one of the 10 ‘Top Shops in America’ by Motor Age Magazine twice. Mike is an Automotive …
 
Jeff Sterns was a new general sales manager at a Cadillac and Land Rover dealership that needed a vibe boost. Enter Sean Marra, met through Michael Sterns....Jeff's brother. Sean was a creative guy at a local weekly newspaper. Charged with "make us relevant to the hip crowd", Sean came up with an ad campaign that included headlines like PLENTY OF L…
 
2:44 Jeff was a new GSM at a Cadillac / Land Rover dealership...with a problem 3:33 Influencers and street marketing 5:15 Will my owner like it? Let's just do it anyway. 5:50 The LEATHER OPTIONAL ad didn't start with Jeff's ad.... 8:01 PLENTY OF LEG ROOM 11:21 The ultimate off road test 14:44 PLENTY OF LEG ROOM 15:42 influencer: Billy Wells (toured…
 
Jeff Tucker is the CEO of Triple T Tire and Tapps. Jeff grew his family’s tire business from a single location specializing in tires to three full-service auto repair and tire shops. Jeff also developed the Tapps App to help retailers implement payment plans for their customers. Using data, analytics, and customization, the Tapps App helps to impro…
 
https://www.bemilesahead.net/ https://www.facebook.com/bemilesahead/ 0:11 Ted moved to Indianapolis to take a job in 3D computer graphics. 0:49 A guy Ted worked with said "I've got a good friend of mine, who's an IndyCar driver. Maybe you know him... Stefan Gregoire...." 1:45 didn't speak a word of English 2:50 Dennis Reinbold introed them to MINI …
 
https://savage42.net/ Ted was 11 and saw Swede Savage break the track record in some trials in '73. 1:44 Ted wrote a book about Swede Savage 3:51 Ted brought a transistor radio with him to school, put it in his desk and I had one of those wired earplugs. He turned his head away from the teacher so he wouldn't see Ted's ear plug in. He was listening…
 
Miles Ahead Motoring: https://www.bemilesahead.net/ Ted's book on Swede Savage: https://savage42.net/ Select audios: jeffsterns.com 9:51 Ted's kids (because he's all about them) 11:40 an extra in 3 movies 13:21 the side burns 14:22 Image (on video version) of Ted in THE FUGITIVE near Harrison Ford 17:42 What does an extra get paid? 19:38 Origin of …
 
Jarid Lundeen is the President of Tires Plus of North Dakota. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, Jarid started his career in the hospitality industry. Now, he’s been in the tire industry for over 20 years and currently operates a total of four tire locations and two stores. Outside of the tire world, Jarid …
 
0:12 Randall was asked to direct a film on Mount Everest 0:34 directing the film was the most insignificant part of that entire adventure. 2:18 ledge with a 2000 foot drop. 3:17 pee and poop and a hole in the ground with a lady standing in front of me 9:09 And when I got to Basecamp I didn't know I was gonna make it ...I was dead last. 9:45 some pe…
 
SHARING THE LOVE + behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1RYeOnjt58&t=114s 1:54 the budget was $20,000. it's kind of amazing that 3000 work hours later, 30 people that were unemployed during the pandemic, and 100 days from idea to when it hit the screen, we had a musical 4:07 Everyone's out of work. No one knows where they're going ba…
 
SHARING THE LOVE + behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1RYeOnjt58&t=114s 2:57 Randall and Jeff met 3:13 Randall to Jeff: "Do you have any other dealers making a musical???" 3:58 budget was $20,000. it's amazing that 3000 work hours later, 30 people that were unemployed during the pandemic, and 100 days from idea to when it hit the s…
 
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