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Telling Stories on the Driven Radio Show

Telling Stories on the Driven Radio Show

I was happily invited to yet another podcast interview, this time to have some fun with the guys at the Drive Radio Show. It’s hosted by Brett Hatfield, auto journalist, Auction Analyst for Sports Car Market, and editor of readthedriven.com, plus Corey Pratt of Craving Cars from YouTube, and Mark “Catfish” Groves, radio veteran and owner of Magnificent Cowlick Media.

They wanted to talk to me about buying a restoration shop in your mid-50s, what to look for in a restoration shop, and what I won’t work on. But it quickly turned into stories of how I got started in racing, some of the fun I’ve had, and eventually devolved into the biggest mistake I ever made (in a car.)

The best part? If you listen closely at the end of the show, I get a “That guy is hilarious” comment after I signed off. Works for me.

Enjoy
-John


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I was asked to join a roundtable panel of peers to discuss the effect of electronics and digital controls in the restoration industry. It was an interesting topic and I enjoyed researching and composing a response. To read the roundtable content, click on the images of the pages to read the PDFs, and thanks to SCM for the opportunity.


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I often refer to my ownership of Sport and Specialty as my third act. It doesn’t mean the previous two acts were unenjoyable, to the contrary, I’ve been blessed with many fun and meaningful work environments over the years. I simply define this time as a unique opportunity to pursue my passion of sports cars, combined with my experience as a businessman. More third act than last act, because who knows what lies ahead?

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