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  • Aug 24, 2019

    Automotive Industry Greats at 2019 Pebble Beach Concours | #384


    It’s one of the greatest weeks of the year for those in the car hobby; it’s Monterey Car Week, and Alan is set up on the green of the 18th hole at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Kicking off the show, President and CEO of Justice Brothers, Inc., Ed Justice, Jr., chats about the impact Jay Leno has had on the car hobby, The Quail and its $1,000 ticket prices, the Rolex Historic Races, and the amazing display at the Jet Center. Then, Hagerty Publisher & Director of Business Development, Doug Clark, and Director of Business Development Automotive Lifestyle, Brad Phillips, discuss Hagerty’s enrichment of the classic car ownership experience and the hobby in general. Also, Hagerty is more than just insurance these days, it’s a lifestyle brand with a variety of media designed to capture the passion of the automotive industry. Changing lanes, we check in with Chasing Classic Cars Host, Wayne Carini, and Coker Group President and COO, Wade Kawasaki, on the state of the classic car hobby, the new wave of younger people getting involved, the Baja Boot on display at Pebble Beach, and the upcoming season of Chasing Classic Cars. Up next, automotive internet sensation, Supercar Blondie, describes how she blew up internationally as an automotive reviewer on social media and meets Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson for the first time! Did you know Supercar Blondie has never been to Barrett-Jackson or SEMA!? Shifting gears, we discuss the important role Barrett-Jackson has played in making the car hobby a vibrant piece of American culture today, with Meguiar’s President, Barry Meguiar, and Craig Jackson. Then, Craig fills us in on Barrett-Jackson’s expanded focus on digital media and teaching a new generation of car enthusiasts. Next in the hot seat, Saleen, Inc. Founder, Steve Saleen, divulges as much as he can about his expanded operations in China, the Saleen S1, the discontinuation of the S7 series, and the Saleen Cup. Last up, Head of Global Design for FCA Group, Ralph Gilles, shares his experience judging closed coupes of the 1930s at Pebble Beach, his love for the Dodge Viper, and what it’s like to walk a mile in the shoes of the Head of Global Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Tune in for a jam-packed episode of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance fun.


    ·[00:00:00] Jay Leno is a Boon to the Car Hobby
    ·[00:06:08] The Quail, Historic Races, Jet Center
    ·[00:12:30] Hagerty Enriches Classic Car Experience
    ·[00:19:51] Hagerty is More than Insurance
    ·[00:27:30] Coker Tire, Baja Boot, and Wayne Carini
    ·[00:35:53] Young Timers and Evolution of Car Hobby
    ·[00:42:13] Supercar Blondie’s Rise to Success
    ·[00:48:36] Craig Jackson and Supercar Blondie Meet
    ·[00:54:44] Barry Meguiar Praises Craig Jackson
    ·[01:02:05] Barrett-Jackson Launching More Digital
    ·[01:07:57] Steve Saleen at Pebble Beach Concours
    ·[01:18:07] Ralph Gilles Judges at Pebble Beach


    Explore More with Helpful Links:

    ·Contributor: Ed Justice, Jr. |  President/ CEO, Justice Brothers

    ·Special Guest: Doug Clark | Publisher & Director of Business Development, Hagerty

    ·Special Guest: Brad Phillips | Director of Business Development Automotive Lifestyle, Hagerty
    ·Special Guest: Wayne Carini | Host, Chasing Classic Cars
    ·Special Guest: Wade Kawasaki | President and COO, Coker Group
    ·Special Guest: Supercar Blondie | Automotive internet sensation/ Automotive reviewer
    ·Special Guest: Craig Jackson | Chairman and CEO, Barrett-Jackson

    ·Special Guest: Barry Meguiar | President, Meguiar’s
    ·Special Guest: Steve Saleen | Founder, Saleen, Inc.
    ·Special Guest: Ralph Gilles | Head of Global Design, FCA Group

    ·Website: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance


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    Host: Alan Taylor
    Producer: Dave Milligan
    Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
    Copy Editor: Cody Castleberry
    Contributor: Ed Justice, Jr.
    Contributor: Barry Meguiar
    Special Guest: Doug Clark
    Special Guest: Brad Phillips
    Special Guest: Wayne Carini
    Special Guest: Wade Kawasaki
    Special Guest: Supercar Blondie
    Special Guest: Craig Jackson
    Special Guest: Steve Saleen
    Special Guest: Ralph Gilles

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