Dan Parker is not the kind of guy who sits around waiting for cool stuff to happen to him. A lifelong racer and machinist, Dan’s racing days could have been cut short after a tragic drag racing crash deprived him of his sight. But that’s not the story Dan wanted to write, so he devised a way to continue racing – on both motorcycles and in cars – and is now the fastest blind man alive. Hear the whole story on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
It’s true that Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke recently rebuilt and reinstalled the engine in his 1967 Pontiac GTO, but after some miles, he spied some dreaded drips on the garage floor. What to do? He shares the tale in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. Kevin Oeste also shares some thoughts on “off-shore” parts, just before the episode takes a left turn into a therapy session about a recent air show, the F35 fighter jets, and B-17 Bombers. You’ll have to listen to get it all. And of course, there’s Automotive Trivia and much more, all on a specially-priced V8 Radio Podcast!
Brad Bosworth is a guy who caught the land speed racing bug and took the plunge, building a 260+ MPH, 30-foot long streamliner in his garage! If you’ve recently been to Speed Week, you’ve no doubt seen the bright red Valley Fever streamliner in action. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Brad shares the story on how he built it in his home garage, the evolution from a Hayabusa engine to the current 2JZ powerplant, now twin turbocharged for 2022. We also learn about the car’s name, strategies to respectfully break speed records, and more.
2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!
Presenting the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise! Join us on Saturday night, August 20th, as we take the Drive In Cruise to a whole new level! In previous years, this classic car Continue reading “2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise Event on August 20, 2022 at the Skyview Drive-In!”
This 1973 Chevrolet C 10 pick up truck came to the V8 speed and Resto Shop for some suspension refinements and more power from an engine and transmission swap. The biggest part of Continue reading “1973 Chevrolet C10 Pickup Upgrades at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop V8TV”
If you’ve tuned into a live audio stream of an SCTA race, you’ve probably heard the coverage and insights of Seldom Seen Slim, also known as Jon Wennerberg. But did you know he’s also a motorcycle record holder? Tune in to hear the stories from the salt on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
Tim Strange is a busy guy, and between building hot rods and customs at Strange Motion, Tim can be found at great automotive events all over the country! On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Tim joins Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste to share some of his story and perspective on the hot rod world, SEMA HRIA, Goodguys Autocross announcing, and more. A bit of automotive trivia bookends the meat of the show, plus a bunch more on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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This Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro came to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop wearing fresh paint, but the owner wanted some performance upgrades to match. The task is to install a supercharged Continue reading “Pro-Touring 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Supercharged LSA Swap at V8 Speed and Resto Shop Part 2”
Gale Banks is no stranger to speeding across the dust of El Mirage and the Bonneville Salt Flats. He’s been pushing the limits on land speed cars since the late 1950s, campaigning at least 13 land speed cars and trucks and racking up dozens of records in the process. In this special episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Banks shares time and stories with Kevin Oeste about how land speed racing, and turbocharging, have changed his life.