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Season Two Episode 6: Wade Kawasaki on SEMA, Legendary Companies and car collecting
This week on the podcast, we have friendly chat with Legendary Companies President, former SEMA Chairman and car collector, Wade Kawasaki. He has a special announcement about SEMA too!
Season Two Episode 5 Terry Karges, Executive Director, The Petersen Museum
Since August of 2012, Terry Karges has been the Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. He has overseen a great deal of progress to the world famous museum. This week on the Journal Podcast, Terry tells us about his journey and talks Petersen Car Week – a virtual surrogate for the cancellation of Monterey.
The podcast discusses the Petersen’s immense changes, its inclusiveness and Car Week.
Season Two Episode 4 Author Pete Lyons on the Shadow book and a 50 year Career
Lyons is amongst the most accomplished journalists in the motorsports world. He has covered everything on four wheels across six decades and is the author of 12 books. His work has been honored with the Dean Batchelor Award of the Motor Press Guild, an award for journalism given by the Road Racing Driver's Club, and the International Motor Press Association's Ken Purdy Award
At age 80, he has completed his latest book, Shadow: the Magnificent Machines of a Man of Mystery: Can-Am – Formula 1 – F5000 from Evro Publishing. He and his wife Lorna spent in total some eight long days with “Shadowman” Don Nichols in his Salinas, California, shop – a nondescript dirt-floor warehouse that held treasures of his career.
The podcast talks on the Shadow topic but dives deep into Lyon’s career. Inspired by his photographer father, Ozzie, Lyons was on-hand for some of the greatest moments in the racing world going back to the 1950s as a wide-eyed boy at such tracks as Bridgehamption, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Sebring and Marlboro. His career choice was one driven by passion.
Season Two Episode 3: Courtney Rivers, SCCA Track Night in America
Courtney Rivers is a racer and instructor who heads up the SCCA Track Night in America program, which for 5 years has been providing a venue to get the casual driver on track.
Season Two Episode 2: Laguna Seca: John Narigi Speaks
Earlier this month we presented what we had learned about the management change at Laguna Seca. Now the man in the center of the controversy, John Narigi, speaks to us with candor.
Season Two Episode 1 Ted Woerner CEO of MilesAhead Experience
Ted Woerner is the founder and CEO of Miles Ahead. A track day experience company started at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They conduct a variety of driver training programs with an elite instructor team comprised of Indy 500 drivers. They have designed and executed performance driver training programs, advanced teen driver training, fleet driver safety training, exclusive incentive trip experiences, scenic drives, and corporate team building events.