My Classic Car is hosted by Dennis Gage, the handlebar mustachioed host who takes the viewer along for the ride and keeps it entertaining with his unique perspective and enthusiasm for all things automotive. This show has something for everyone - from daily-drivers to Duisenberg’s - from local cruise-ins - to the most prestigious car shows in the world - this is the car show program that informs, entertains and above all captures our love affair with the automobile.

Dennis Gage Bio

Dennis Gage

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

Upon graduation from high school, 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 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 Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook. However, after two years, Dennis decided to retire from the music scene and go to graduate school.

He attended the University of Idaho, from which 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.

Dennis accepted a position as a product development scientist at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he either worked on, or created, 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 holds a number of patents on P&G products. Once again having some disposable income, Dennis got back to playing with classic cars. This is also where he and Ellen had their three children.

After 10 years at P&G, Dennis took a position as Director of Product Development at a Bristol-Myers Squibb company in Evansville, Indiana where he led the development of Boost nutritional energy drink, among other products. In 1995 he met the founder of the fledgling Bradley David Productions, Inc., and he became co-owner of the company shortly thereafter. A My Classic Car pilot series, hosted by Dennis, was developed for TNN and received strong ratings when it aired on TNN in early 1996. Based on this success, the show premiered as a weekly series on TNN in January, 1997. After only 6 months on the air, Dennis was selected by The Cable Guide and Total Television as one of the “Hot Faces of Cable” for 1997.

In 2000 the show moved to SPEED channel where it reached over 85 million households and was one of the highest rated programs on the network. Now in production for its eighteenth season, My Classic Car is carried on both Velocity and MAVTV networks reaching nearly 90 million households. In addition, Dennis is the Executive Producer of the motorcycle television programs, Corbin’s Ride On and Trippin’ on Two Wheels, 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. Dennis also serves on the Board of Directors of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), 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. and with his own lifelong love of cars and motorcycles, he states, “This has got to be the ultimate job!”

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