Spotlight On - Collier AutoMedia
“SPOTLIGHT ON” is Collier Automedia’s free 20-minute audio program that features compelling conversations with leading lights in the car enthusiast space.
info_outline Spotlight On Tim Lappen 12/16/2019
Spotlight On Tim Lappen Tim Lappen discovered his passion for cars at an early age in "rural" west Los Angeles. Using his high school journalism pass, car dealers allowed him to take cars off of their lot for a few hours and Tim would write about them for his school's paper. Tim continues to write about cars as Fine Autos Editor - Haute Living, Haute Time, Haute Residence & Haute Auto.
info_outline Spotlight On Cam Ingram 12/02/2019
Spotlight On Cam Ingram Cam Ingram is the owner of Road Scholars in Durham, North Carolina. Cam and his team specialize in the top 1% of vintage Porsche sales and Concours restoration. In this episode, we discuss everything from surfing to the movie Ford v Ferrari and, of course, Porsches.
info_outline Spotlight On Howard Swig 11/18/2019
Spotlight On Howard Swig Howard Swig is the Director of Auctions at Bring a Trailer. Bring A Trailer started as an enthusiast website and is now changing the auto auction landscape from the ground up. In this episode, Howard tells us how Bring A Trailer approaches their auction from the buyers' perspective, his thoughts on the changing demographics of the collector car market and what he would buy for $50,0000 or less that is in the early stages of collectability.
info_outline WWII Origins of the Jeep: An American Tradition 11/11/2019
WWII Origins of the Jeep: An American Tradition The Jeep is listed by General Dwight D Eisenhower as one of the three primary tools that won World War II. This story, "WWII Origins of the Jeep: An American Tradition" was originally published by Collier Auto Media and was written by John Lamm.
info_outline Spotlight On Chuck Schoendorf 11/04/2019
Spotlight On Chuck Schoendorf Chuck Shoendorf has a passion for a peculiar car, The Cunningham. He loves Italian style and design on the outside and a Chrysler Hemi V8 on the inside. In this episode, Chuck shares with us his knowledge of the Cunningham and how the idea of recreating a C4RK was born.
info_outline Spotlight On Tony Callas 10/31/2019
Spotlight On Tony Callas Tony Callas of Callas Rennsport knows Porsche. Tony mentored under Adrian Gang at Edelweiss Porsche, Alwin Springer of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) and the renowned Vasek Polak. His facility in Torrence, California is one of two in America that service the Porsche 959. In this episode, Tony shares with us how he reached his goal of owning his own business by the time he was 30, how, even after winning at Le Mans, he considers the race the biggest nightmare of his life and more.
info_outline Spotlight On Ted Davis 10/21/2019
Spotlight On Ted Davis Ted Davis is an avid collector, restorer, and historian. In this episode, Ted shares how he obtained the original blueprints to "The Gray Wolf," the most important part of owning a rare or antique car, and what he is working on for Pebble Beach 2020.
info_outline Spotlight On Terry Karges 10/02/2019
Spotlight On Terry Karges Terry Karges is the Executive Director at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angles. In this episode, Terry shares with what to expect moving forward with the museum, how, as a kid, moving from Illinois to Southern California put him right in to a culture he loved and what it was like listening to racing legends like Phil Hill, Dan Gurney and Lothar Motschenbacher swap stories at Riverside Raceway.
info_outline Spotlight On Dr. Gundula Tutt 09/30/2019
Spotlight On Dr. Gundula Tutt Dr. Gundula Tutt is an art preservationist from Germany with a doctorate degree in the history of automotive paint. Dr. Tutt practices her craft for private car collectors and automotive museums throughout the United States and Europe who value preservation, including Revs Institute in Naples, Florida.
info_outline Spotlight On J.R. Amantea 09/23/2019
Spotlight On J.R. Amantea As a 6-year-old, JR was judging Corvettes with his dad. At 15 he became the youngest Bloomington Gold Corvette Judge and the youngest NCRS “Master Judge” at 17. J.R. gives us his thoughts on Corvette going completely mid-engine, and he shares with us what he thinks a good car, in the early stage of collectability, is to purchase for $50,000 or less.
info_outline Spotlight On Ken Gross 09/16/2019
Spotlight On Ken Gross Ken Gross has written about cars for over 30 years. He has authored over 20 books and been published in countless publications including The Robb Report and Playboy. In addition, Ken has been recognized by the Automotive Hall of Fame, and he is a judge and curator.
info_outline The Improbable Story of the Sharples' 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage 09/03/2019
The Improbable Story of the Sharples' 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage The story of how a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage made its way to the Concour at Pebble Beach and reconnected friends from generations ago.
info_outline Spotlight On Philip Richter 08/27/2019
Spotlight On Philip Richter Philip Richter is the publisher of Turtle Garage and host of The Turtle Invitational. He also sits on the steering committee of the "Car Hub." The goal of the Car Hub project is to serve as a platform to preserve, sustain, and care for the traditions, legacy, and future of the meaningful car community.
info_outline Spotlight On Kurt Uzbay 08/13/2019
Spotlight On Kurt Uzbay Kurt Uzbay is 100% car guy with a passion for sleek European sports cars that started in his childhood. In this episode, Kurt shares how interrupting Jim and Sandra McNeil’s dinner lead to a lifelong friendship, and an invitation to drive the McNeil’s 1964 AC Cobra in the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival.
info_outline Spotlight On Pedro Vela 08/12/2019
Spotlight On Pedro Vela Nobody on Earth loves their work more than Pedro. Pedro is a part of the team at Revs Institute in Naples, Florida. Pedro tells us how his personal goal to see a McLaren lead him to Revs Institute, when he was still in college. He also tells us of the important work Revs Institute is doing in the preservation of the history of the automobile.
info_outline Spotlight On Lyn St James 08/12/2019
Spotlight On Lyn St James Lyn St. James is a professional race car driver, a motivational speaker, and an author. She has competed in the Indianapolis 500 seven times, driven NASCAR, Endurance, Dragsters and more. In this episode, Lyn talks about the importance of building a brand to young drivers, how she overcame self-doubt in 1991, her involvement in the RPM foundation and more.
info_outline Spotlight On Jay Harman 08/12/2019
Spotlight On Jay Harman Jay Harman owns a rare car, a 1978 Bitter CD Diplomat. It is one of only 395 produced and one of three known in North America. The car was awarded the "Founders Award" at the 2018 Greenwich Concours and will be shown at the 2019 Turtle Invitational. Listen as Jay tells us how his love for the Bitter started 36 years before a chance trip to Los Angeles brought he and his Bitter CD Diplomat together.
info_outline Special Edition: Spotlight on David Cooper 07/29/2019
Special Edition: Spotlight on David Cooper In this special edition, our interviewer, Jack Nerad, chats with David Cooper of Cooper Technia. David covers everything from what sparked his passion for cars to restoration dilemmas throughout his career.