Alan is as comfortable under a car fixing it, as he is behind a microphone talking about them to the thousands of listeners to Dave’s Corner Garage.
Alan started off as a DIY, fixing his first car out of necessity- a ’59 VW Beetle, while going to high school. He quickly realized that fixing cars was his 1st love. Pursuing his passion for cars, Alan enrolled at Centennial College, earning his Class A Mechanic’s license in 1978.
3 years later, Alan and brother Glenn, opened their own shop, Glennalan Motors, located in Downsview. After a few years, he was approached by the Automobile Protection association to appear as a “Guest Expert” on the Lemon Aid Show and later on CP 24. This is where he cut his teeth in the media biz, and hasn’t looked back.
Alan has been featured on CTV, Global and City TV. For the last 11 years, he’s been the Co-Host of Dave’s Corner Garage on AM740/96.7FM, while Glennalan Motors continues to thrive after 40 years.
Alan can be reached anytime at [email protected] and every Saturday at 10 on Dave’s Corner Garage, Canada’s #1 Consumer Automotive Radio Show.
Brian Makse is a championship-winning racing driver, performance driving coach, and auto writer and presenter for a number of print, digital, and broadcast outlets, including his own YouTube channel.
As a life-long car enthusiast and accomplished racer, his stories are filtered through the lens of a highly experienced driver, giving his readers, viewers, and listeners a unique perspective on all things cars. You’ll find Brian’s work in automotive publications around the world and you can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Alan Gelman and Brian Makse
Steven J. Shiaman, is VP Advertising & Marketing for Dave's Corner Garage. With over 35 years in media and promotions, both on the air and as principal of The SJS Media Group, his wide array of proven relationship building skills, continues to deliver quality results to both the clients of the show and, especially, to the growing listenership of Dave's Corner Garage. Steven can be reached on Facebook.com/davescornergarage.
REDINGER, David - David Jair Redinger, 73 of Toronto passed away peacefully on the morning of February 7th, at Mount Sinai Hospital. Beloved husband of Barbara for 49 years. Devoted father and father-in-law of Mark Redinger and Ravit Kadosh, Jennifer and Darren Levine, Bryan Redinger and Shawna Gutfreund. Delightful Octo-grandfather to Maya, Mielle, Noah, Nevo, Aiden, Hugo, Leo and Tegan. Dear brother and brother in law of Helen and Zel Baltman, Robert and Brenda Redinger and Evelyn and Hank Goody, Harvey Knopman, and Uncle to many more.
There was nothing more important to David than his family. He was our biggest champion, mentor and friend. He was always excited to hear about our latest adventures and we were equally excited to hear about his. He was always looking for new things to learn and do. Whether it was flying a plane, racing cars or finding new projects for the cottage. His laughter was infectious and his stories were epic.
For 49 years, he was married to the love his life, his farfel Barbara; and together they created a family that has grown to include 3 children, 3 bonus children and 8 grandchildren.
David and Barbara had a beautiful and rich marriage that was filled with much love and laughter.
He bravely fought with Cancer for almost 20 years and his strength and resilience were examples to us all. His soul is bound to each of us who knew him and he will continue to live through us, embedded in all the threads of our lives. He will be profoundly and forever missed.