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Dennis Gage

Dennis Gage

Keynote Speaker: Host of My Classic Car

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Dennis Gage Biography

Dennis Gage grew up on a small family farm in northwestern Illinois. He started tinkering with machines early on and purchased his first motorcycle, a Honda Cub 50, at age 12 and his first car, a ‘59 T-Bird, at age 15. He also played guitar and trumpet in a variety of rock, folk, and school bands.

He went to North Central College in Naperville, Illinois where he majored in both chemistry and physics. His undergraduate research in quantum physics received an American Chemical Society award. He continued his automotive interest and, through the course of his college years, owned a number of muscle and sports cars. He also kept up his music, playing in local coffee houses.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree, Dennis took up the pedal steel guitar and started playing in country-rock bands in the Chicago area. He has opened for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook. However, after two years, Dennis decided to retire from the music scene to go to graduate school.

He attended the University of Idaho, where he received a Ph.D. in chemistry. While there, Dennis became an avid climber and winter mountaineer. He also finally married his high school sweetheart, Ellen.

After receiving his doctorate, Dennis accepted a position as a product development scientist at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he worked on most of P&G’s food products in the 80’s, including Pringles, with which he bears a striking resemblance to the handlebar mustachioed character on the can. Dennis received a number of patents while at P&G. Once again having some disposable income, he got back to playing with classic cars. This is also where he and Ellen had their three children, Emily, Jillian and Sam.

After ten years at P&G, Dennis took a position as Director of Global Product Development at a Bristol-Myers Squibb company in Evansville, Indiana where he led the development of Boost nutritional energy drink among other products during his five-year stint.

In 1995 Dennis met the founder of a fledgling production company and became co-owner shortly thereafter. A My Classic Car pilot series, hosted by Dennis, was developed for TNN and received strong ratings when it aired in early 1996. Based on this success, the show premiered as a weekly series on TNN in January 1997 and then moved to SPEED channel in 2000 where it was one of the highest rated programs on the network.

Now in production for its 28th season, My Classic Car is the longest running show of its kind in television history. It is carried on MotorTrend, MAVTV and Rev’n networks, reaching over 100 million households in the US and many times that worldwide via a number of streaming platforms. In addition, Dennis is the Executive Producer of the motorcycle television programs, Trippin’ on Two Wheels and Corbin’s Ride On, and the reality series, Texas Hardtails, as well as the independent film, Novem.

Dennis and his business partner received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Indiana in 2000. He received the Lee Iacocca Award in 2014 and was inducted into the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Hall of Fame in 2015. Dennis has served on the SEMA Board of Directors, as well as a number of academic and industry advisory boards.

In 2010 Dennis became sole owner of the production company and renamed it MadStache, Inc. With his lifelong love of cars, motorcycles and the creative process, he states, “This has got to be the ultimate job!”

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Dennis Gage Videos

Video Gamer's Dream Car Plays Old Tapes
Dennis Gage My Classic Car Fascinating History - YouTube
Dennis Gage Lifts Car OFF THE GROUND! - YouTube

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Dennis Gage is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Manufacturing, Hosts & Emcees, College, Television & Film and Entertainers.

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Dennis Gage generally travels from Evansville, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Dennis Gage is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Manufacturing, Hosts & Emcees and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dennis Gage for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Dennis Gage generally travels from Evansville, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Zelinski, Paul Gerrard and Scott Pruett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dennis Gage for an upcoming event.

Dennis Gage Videos

Video Gamer's Dream Car Plays Old Tapes
Dennis Gage My Classic Car Fascinating History - YouTube
Dennis Gage Lifts Car OFF THE GROUND! - YouTube
Dennis Commencement North Central College
North Central College Commencement

Dennis Gage Reviews

  • Dennis was great! Everyone loved seeing him and our staff even commented on how down to earth and nice he was.
    Daytona Beach Racing & Recreational Facilities District - Apr 03 2023

  • We had originally booked Dennis Gage's appearance for 2020 but, Covid restrictions in 2020 and Hurricane predictions in 2021 prevented his being able to come to our event until this year. I can't say enough about how grateful we are that Dennis was willing to fulfill his obligation and agree to come after all of the setbacks! Dennis Gage is the ultimate professional that was charming and engaging on a scorching hot June day in South Alabama, and our community fell in love with him! It felt as though a dear friend had come to visit, and we were sad to see him leave. We welcome Dennis Gage to come back anytime to Brewton, Alabama!
    Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce - Jun 28 2022

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