Life Under Pressure with Gale Banks on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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.   

https://www.bankspower.com

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

https://www.scta-bni.org

Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Life Under Pressure with Gale Banks on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Guest Michael Joseph and the Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Turbo 1969 Buick, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

So what does a race-inspired, twin turbo, fully-caged 1969 Buick Electra have to do with the Tuskegee Airmen?   And did you say a twin turbo Electra?   Find out all about it with special guest Michael Joseph, Chapter Historian at Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and his “Faithful Persuit” tribute car to the legendary WWII flyers.  Of course, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste also load up an Automotive Trivia question or two, along with lots of other stories on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

https://tuskegeeairmen.org/

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Twin Turbo Buick Tuskegee Airmen Tribute with Guest Michael Joseph, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Wayne Jesel Interview on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

Wayne and Dan Jesel not only run one of the most successful and innovative valve train and engine parts businesses, but they also put their parts to the test on the salt at Bonneville. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Kevin Oeste chats with Wayne Jesel about running the new Jesel-designed Equal 8 engine in their Ram pickup at the 2022 SCTA Speed Week event. Perhaps equally as impressive is the generosity of the Jesel team, who routinely welcome other land speed enthusiasts to drive, get licensed, and even set records in the Jesel pickup. To date, 10 people have gotten their 200 MPH club red hats behind the wheel of the bright yellow truck! Wayne also recalls the history of Jesel in racing, some insight on engine tech, and tips on how to get involved with land speed racing.

https://www.jesel.com

Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Racing with Wayne Jesel on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Riviera Road Trip, Are Kids Into Cars? Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

Kevin Oeste takes his 1970 Buick Riviera on the first road trip in 6 years, and lives to tell about it!   Later, he shares his experiences with Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke about presenting at a local middle school career day and the interest of students in the automotive industry.    His findings might surprise you!   Of course, there’s some stimulating Automotive Trivia, and the whole show starts off with an over-selling adjective.   What more could you want?   It’s all on the V8 Radio Podcast! 

https://www.v8radio.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Riviera Road Trip, Are Kids Into Cars? Automotive Trivia, and More on The V8 Radio Podcast
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Scott Clark on tuning the Team Vesco Turbine Powered Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Scott Clark has been tuning electronic fuel injection vehicles since the tools were first made available to enthusiasts. Today, he applies his experience, understanding, and tuning knowledge to some of the fastest cars in the world.  He’s currently working with Team Vesco and the Turbinator, the turbine powered streamliner,  one of several streamliners going after the 500 mph wheel-driven record at Bonneville this year!  Scott joined Kevin Oeste to talk about that program as well as other facets of engine tuning and performance on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

https://www.realtuners.com

https://www.scta-bni.org

#landspeed  #bonneville #streamliner

Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Scott Clark on tuning the Team Vesco Turbine Powered Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Carrying On The Cruisin' Tradition with Guest Jason LiCavoli and the Cruisin' Lindbergh Event, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Many of us spent lots of time cruising up and down a local stretch of road, hanging out with friends, showing off our cars, and trying to be cool.    Today, many of these cruising events have been legislated away or have fallen to the wayside of digital entertainment.   Jason LiCavoli is out to change all that, bringing back cruising for all kinds of cars, trucks, and bikes to an iconic stretch in St, Louis called Cruisin’ Lindbergh.   We learn all about it, along with automotive trivia and more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!

https://www.cruisinglindbergh.com/

https://www.v8radio.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Carrying On The Cruisin' Tradition with Guest Jason LiCavoli and the Cruisin' Lindbergh Event, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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2022 Drive In Cruise Preview, Racing Stories, and the Undy Grundy of Automobiles on the V8 Radio Podcast

Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the upcoming V8 Speed and Resto Shop Drive In Cruise event and the possible film to be shown. And then they switch over to Kevin’s early days of racing, and writing about motorsports. And we mean early days! You’ll find all this, plus Automotive Trivia and a whole lot more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
2022 Drive In Cruise Preview, Racing Stories, and the Undie Grundy of Automobiles on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Banning Exhaust Systems, the 2025 Zora Corvette, Bonneville Podcast, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Performance automotive enthusiasts are always concerned about new legislation designed to restrict the freedoms of car owners, and in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke take a look at a recent New York law affecting exhaust modifications.    Thanks to SEMA for the info.  They also chat about the 2025 “Zora” Corvette, a 1000HP, 1000 ft. lbs. gasoline / electric hybrid that might be the swan’s song of the C8.  There is also an update on the new Bonneville Up To Speed podcast!   The Automotive Trivia is present as always, along with a few laughs and other bits of car enthusiast knowledge (and nonsense) on the V8 Radio Podcast!

The Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast:

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

The SEMA Action Network:

https://www.semasan.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Banning Exhaust Systems, the 2025 Zora Corvette, Bonneville Podcast, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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New Astronaut Corvettes, Street Machine Nationals, a NASA Pontiac, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke space out on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, as they preview the next NASA Moon launch – while Kevin schemes up a way to paint some Astronaut Corvettes for the occasion!  There are some great listener shout-outs, including our friends at the Playing In Traffic Podcast, a bit on a NASA 1963 Pontiac tow car, some projects, and even a (bad) JFK impersonation.   All this plus Automotive Trivia and much more on this V8 Radio Podcast!

Playing in Traffic Podcast:

http://www.playingntraffic.com/

NASA Pontiac:

V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

https://www.v8speedshop.com

V8 Radio Podcast:

https://www.v8radio.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
New Astronaut Corvettes, Street Machine Nationals, a NASA Pontiac, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Pushing 500 with Steve Watt of Maxwell Industries on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is a unique sport with its own set of challenges.   On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Kevin Oeste chats with Steve Watt of Maxwell Industries about what it’s like to build and campaign record holding race cars.  Watt and Maxwell Industries are the fabrication and engineering team behind George Poteet’s Speed Demon streamliner, also known as the world’s fastest piston engine driven vehicle!   Watt credits his rich history in racing and strong relationships with top racers, fabricators, engine builders, technicians, and a great car owner to the success of the program.  Learn his history, the latest Maxwell projects, and the Speed Demon goals and challenges for the 2022 SCTA Bonneville racing season at Speed Week on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

https://www.speeddemon715.com/

https://www.maxwellindustries.com

https://www.scta-bni.org

Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Pushing 500 with Steve Watt of Maxwell Industries on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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