Hot Rod Don Bedford, detailer, truck driver , painter, car customizer, has passed away. I wanted to put together a memorial show for him. This was from Dons Bucket list SEMA 2016 show. People pulled funds together and made his wish come true. This episode ends with a chilling quote from Don. RIP Don, the detailing community misses you already.
OSP 56! This week I sit down with Matt Moreman from Obsessed Garage. Here the internet success story of a guy with OCD who loves to take care of his cars. We discuss his start, and where he is going . Then Matt turns the table on me and becomes inquisitive about Opti Coat and Optimization training.
In this weeks episode meet Kim Gobok, Marketing Professional from the Corporate world as well as a partner at Cherry Auto Salon in Campbell Ca. Take big business concepts and theories and relate them to detailing and small business. There is much more to marketing than meets the eye. Then we head up to Canada to get Mike Wilsons new shop launch progress report. If opening an successful business was easy, everyone would do it!
This week we go back to the last training classes held at the Mothership of OPT in Memphis Tn. This was after day 2, we put a mic in the middle of abut 15 people and chopped it up!
We cover all kinds of topics and most everyone participates. Good stuff!
In this weeks episode we meet a Brandon Woo from Liquid Finish in Apex NC and Mike Sandeman from Pleasant Details in Charleston SC. We get their thoughts on training and view from detailing in the SE US. Then we meet up with Jon Stuart From Canada, and Tehm Washington and Alex Louque from Louisiana. They are on day 2 of PPF bootcamp with Sargent Mack Gregory. Great guys, great training, Great Scott!
This week I sat down with Susan and Anthony from The Rag Company marketing team. Learn a little about their jobs and how they relate to the auto detailing industry. See how properly placed phrases and keywords can make all the difference in being found. Post to Youtube or Facebook, or both? find out here. Then we look into the crystal ball to see what may be around the corner with these industry professionals!
In this weeks podcast I sit down with Mark Correa, Kevin Bailey, and Levi Gates, after the last Optimization Training classes. We cover things learned in the classes. Opti products, racing cars, and where you can't pump your own gas. Headphones on, press play, have an OPTIMUM day!
In this info packed Podcast we talk with CEO / Chemist, Dr David Ghodoussi. We touch on his background and the evolution of ceramic coatings. From the implementation of clear coat paint to our modern Silicon Carbide Ceramic coating, and all the steps in between.
This week we bring you the much anticipated Q&A session with Dr G. We read listener questions, and get the real answers. What other Coating/Chemical company offers this?
Then we meet Chasaty Jones and Kevin Spearman. These two help keep everything on board the Mothership in order!
This episode is part one of several recordings during and after the Optimum Certification Training 1, February 2-3 2017
Dann, Mack and Yvan sit down together, in person, to answer some listener questions. Then we meet Cory Milam, Mr PYU, who works in the Optimum warehouse packing and shipping the products to send all over the world. When he aint wrapping, he is rapping.
In this action packed podcast we visit with Cameron Das, 2016 US F4 winner and 2017 British F3 hopeful. A young man with a good head on his shoulder and laser focus. Then we check in with Mack and his first PPF students Clay and John. Then off to Florida for a report from Yvan from Mobile Tech Expo. Lastly meet Eric Golubek from Clear View Indy. We caught up at SEMA 2016.
First we talk with Mike Wilson. Mike is transitioning from Canadian Armed Forces to opening a detail shop and civilian life. We go over the steps in this multi part series which will cover all of the bases from ideas, to opening day, to how it goes a year later. He learns the lessons and shares with us. Then I meet up with Suat Dasdemir from Cherry Auto Salon in Campbell Ca. Him and his brother transitioned from mobile to a great high end shop. Then we travel back in time to SEMA for a bit of oddity with Debra Giorgos from the Auto Detailing News.
Mack and Yvan discuss the upcoming training at Optimum for PPF and detailing. Then we head over to India to discuss detailing and the Indian market. Lastly, meet Ty Webb, protecting humans and paint!
Mack and Dann sit down with Paul Frasco to learn about some of the marketing seminars he attended at SEMA 2016. Then Meet Caleb Phipps. A man with a detailing business as well as a full time Navy career. This guys protects and serves more than his clients paint!
Dann and Yvan welcome Mack Gregory, Opti Coats new South Eastern Regional Manager and PPF guru to the Opti Family. He digs into some of the PPF info. Then we talk a little Facebook Marketing and starting up a detail business and success with Adam Huber of Adam Huber's Detailing in South Dakota.
We travel the Opti Planet to take you to Odense Denmark, with Morton Rasmussen, then to Staton Or with Ryan Hendrix!
Dann and Yvan talk about their recent training trips, both home and abroad. Then meet American Detailer page owner and owner of Perfection Custom Detailing Billy Baugus.
Dann and Yvan discuss the similarities and differences in fixed vs mobile detail operations. Each from the background of which they speak. Then we visit Sal, a midwestern detail force to be reckoned with!
Meet Greg Pautler one of the owners of Detailed Image and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a big online retailer. Then Don Bedfords interview from SEMA. Cant Say how much Ive enjoyed getting to know Don!
Dann and Yvan discuss how to properly wash your car with the products in the contest prize, a Deluxe Optimum Wash Kit. Just post your Porsche on FB and Instagram, use #porsche and #synergypodcast. Please share this podcast too. Then sit down with Joe Fernandez from Superior Shine in Covina Ca, Jim Kennedy from JK@ Detailing in Spokane Wa, David Fermani from HD Car Care Detroit Mi, and Kevin Song from Craft Detail in Dedham Ma. Kevin is also a PCA Member. Then MY interview with Vu Nguyen Executive Director from Porsche Club America
In this SEMA files, part 2, I sit down with Parker Richards from Ron Jones garage in Loveland Co, Micheal Cruz from Get in Detail, Paul Frasco and Vincent Macri, and Kevin Davis from Helper Brands. Auto detailing and car washing at its finest, enjoy!
SEMA 2016 is in the books. This is part 1 of many live in person interviews recorded from our booth at SEMA. We visit with Prentice St Clair from the IDA, Detail Billy Smith and his lovely wife Vandi Smith, Jose Fernandez, Chris Jankowski, Abe Carrnza, Michelle Davis and Andrea Shaffer from Team Sugar High, and Xavier Beltran. Recorded in stereo, sit back, close your eyes and you are right in the middle of the interview.
Dann and Yvan answer some listener questions, discuss this years SEMA, and some of Optimums new releases.
So you didn't get the invite to the Black Tie Awards ceremony for The Rebelle Rally, not to worry, I did. I take you to hear Michelle Davis and Andrea Shaffer, go up on the stage and accept their awards, and give some speeches! Then meet Debra Gorgos, editor for the Auto Detailing News. Hear about her recent expirience putting Opti Coat on her mini van with Yvan, and the time she interviewed a possible serial killer, at night, in the woods!