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!
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:
The SEMA Action Network:
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:
V8 Speed and Resto Shop:
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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!
It’s no secret that it’s the people that make it all happen, and on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke express their gratitude for the talented team at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Without the dedicated individuals sharing their passion and talents, these high-quality cars and experiences they bring wouldn’t happen. And it’s not just the technicians, as there are others who help facilitate the process to make things go as smoothly as possible. All 24 members of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop team are introduced in this episode. Even with all that, our hosts don’t skimp on the Automotive Trivia and other things you’ve grown to expect from a jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
V8 Speed and Resto Shop:
Car enthusiasts are some of the most generous and helpful people you’ll ever meet, as it’s not just the cars, but the people that make this such a great hobby. On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke dive into this topic as suggested by friend and Official V8 Radio Statistician “Yardley”. And they are also excited to announce the return of the V8 Drive In Cruise event coming this August, featuring a cool car show at the drive in! Don’t worry, they didn’t leave out the Automotive Trivia, – this time with a whole new dimension! You’ll hear all this and more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!
Drive In Cruise tickets available now:
Freddy Jones Band “Daydream” (Cruising Song of the Episode!)
Patrick and the LVB:
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about a video shoot from the 2022 Firebird Fest pre-run. Later, the upside of classic cars with drum brakes, because disc brakes are better, but in all cases? This is the first V8 Radio Podcast featuring the new “Cruising Tune” of the show, where we share a classic song, or a new favorite, that lends itself to providing a soundtrack to your next road trip. This first song is “The Heart That Never Waits” by Blues master Joe Bonamassa. After a short walk down Chicago and AM Radio history, we announce the launch of a new Podcast! Kevin will be hosting and producing the new Bonneville Up To Speed podcast, which covers the world of land speed racing and the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA). Of course, the Automotive Trivia is fierce, but there are some good laughs on the V8 Radio Podcast, your favorite car podcast!
https://www.v8speedshop.com – The V8 Speed and Resto Shop
https://www.firebirdfest.com – The 2022 Firebird Fest Event
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V8 Radio Music Show Playlist – on YouTube
Technology is making it easier to stay in touch, and even to attend events in far away lands. Mike “Q Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about live streaming the Ferrari Meet Up at the Petersen Automotive Museum, as well as what it takes to photograph all the cars in process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. The Trivia is flat-out awesome, and Kevin teases some new V8TV Television distribution in the works. You’ll find all this and more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!
Don’t you love it when all the pieces come together and the car runs awesome and feels great? Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about this with regards to the recently completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the 5.0 Coyote V8, 6-speed automatic, and custom performance chassis built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. And Kevin’s 1970 Buick Riviera is also tuned up and running strong thanks to the recent upgrades. The Automotive Trivia questions are stumpers once again, and the early glimpse of spring weather makes for a fun episode.
You can reach us at https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact for help with your classic or muscle car!
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about a sweet 1977 Pontiac Trans Am coming together in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and some of the steps the paint team take to make these cars stand tall. They also preview the 2022 Firebird Fest! Later, Kevin shares some tips on extracting a bolt he broke on his 1970 Buick, and of course, there’s automotive trivia and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Subscribe so you don’t miss the next riveting show!