Dave's Corner Garage

Canada's #1 Automotive Show

Canada's #1 Automotive Show


ABOUT

You may ask what makes Dave's Corner Garage unique programming. Well that's simple.... our mission has always been to create transparency in an often maligned industry.

The automotive business is one of the most complex industries in the world. Every week we give our listeners an opportunity to interact with the top experts in the field while allowing our guests to tell their story. 


The Team

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Dave Redinger

is a mechanic extraordinaire. His award-winning Toronto-based shop Doctor H Honda Specialists / NAPA AutoPro had been in business for 32 years, winning several awards including the prestigious J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey award.
Dave is a class “A” qualified mechanic with inter-provincial status. He has held certification since 1972 after three years at the Ryerson University studying Engineering Technology. Factory trained by Honda, Fiat, Saab, Alfa Romeo, and Skoda, Dave was employed in the family business as service manager for 14 years. That family dealership also was honoured with several accolades for customer service and overall satisfaction.

Dave was introduced to broadcasting when he was ask to be part of the envelopment team at City's CP24.
This lead to 2 Years on AM640's Guy's Garage with Johnny 'B'
For the last sixteen seasons, Dave hosted Dave's Corner Garage on AM740. This local radio call-in show grew to enjoy the largest and longest running automotive-based talk show audience in Canada, and his team has completed more than 700 broadcasts.
In 2006, Dave's television show “The Neighbourhood Mechanic” hit the airwaves. Broadcast on both Canwest and Global television networks, for more than 100 shows, the series ended in 2009.

2010, Dave produces two automotive based programs for the Quebecor Group: “Dave’s Corner Garage” and “In The Shop." These shows are broadcast on Sun TV and Men’s TV, nationally. Production ended after approximately 200 shows.
Dave also wrote a consumer help column syndicated in approximately 130 newspapers, magazines and websites, including the  Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Calgary Sun papers, The Halifax Herald, and other Sun Group properties.
In the fall of 2009, Dave started another project with Sympatico.ca Autos, a series of videos covering automotive related issues. He is also an expert in the Sympatico.ca Autos Forum, helping to dispense accurate and free advice to concerned drivers and consumers.

2010 -2013 Dave was hired by TSN to create and host a Canadian based racing show. The program FAST TALK on TSN was on air till the fall of 2013.

You can reach Dave directly by phone at  905-567-5500 or via email.

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ALAN Gelman

Alan has had grease under his finger nails since the early 70’s when due to necessity he learned how to fix his own 1968 VW Beetle. With some basic hand tools and an early version of how to fix your Beetle for Dummies book, he began doing tune ups and other minor fixes through high school. Then on a road trip with his buddies to Mexico in 1972, the car developed a noticeable lack of power and the engine had to be removed, a valve job done and then reinstalled. With the help of the book, a local machine shop in Monterey California and a whole lot of busted knuckles and sweat, he was able to piece it back together and drive said car to Mexico and then 3 month later back to Toronto. Thus began that thought of pursuing auto mechanics as a career choice. Beginning in 1974 he got his first apprentice job at Willy’s Downtown VW on Brunswick Avenue, where he began the long trek to learning the trade. Four years later he wrote and achieved his Class A Automotive accreditation with an Honours-Interprovincial status. In 1981 he with his younger brother Glenn opened Glennalan Motors in Downsview where they’ve strived to give the consumer the best quality repair for the best possible price.

Since honesty and integrity have been forefront, they were approached by the Automobile Protection Association to be part of their recommended repair facility group. Shortly after this Alan started appearing on the “Lemon Aid Show” at Rogers Cable as an “On Air” automotive expert for the next ten years. Starting in 2001 he hosted “Car Talk” on Canada’s largest radio station CFRB for the next 9 years taking callers car questions and handing out great automotive advice every week. Today he remains a regular panelist on AutoShop on CP/24 and is the co host with Dave Redinger on Dave’s Corner Garage, heard every Saturday on Zoomer Radio AM 740.

Alan can be reached either by calling his shop Glennalan Motors @ 416-665-6230 by email or on the Glennalan Motors Facebook Page.

 

 

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Steve ShiaMAN

At the core of Steve’s success, is his proven ability to engage with his client’s brands overall objectives and treat everyone with a true sense of respect, compassion and honesty. Oh, and have a great time during the relationship build.


Simply put- Roll up the sleeves| Listen| Grow Profitability and remain 100% transparent throughout the partnership.

A unique cross section of Media, Advertising and Marketing prowess, having spent over 20 years with The CHUM Radio Group, Corus Entertainment and, as luck would have it, working side by side with some true visionaries to launch new, exciting and engaging media. New Media like Big Screen Entertainment, now in every major theatre in North America. Groundbreaking media, literally, with the launch of In-Floor Media, now visible across Canada with Esso, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Home Depot.

Straight up, Steve is a true results oriented, creative and innovative Marketing, Communication and Content Strategist, with a solid record of consistent success in contributing to the awareness, dynamic metrics and competitiveness of corporate brands.

In 2014, Steve connected with Dave Redinger to expand the brand known as “Dave’s Corner Garage”. Within a year, along with some very cool, out of the box clients, the show is now heard throughout North America on Sirius XM.

Steve welcomes the challenge of forming an exciting relationship with your brand, and should The Big Guy upstairs approve, continue to have a great deal of fun with you and Dave, going forward.

“Let’s get after it------Together”

You can reach Steve directly by phone at  647-274-1322 or via email.