SEMA CEO Mike Spagnola joins Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, recorded in the ARP display at the 2022 Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis! Topics include the SEMA Show news, the SEMA Garage, and cool projects of his own like his new Nissan Z. Spagnola breaks down the SEMA Individual Membership and how joining helps protect the interests of all automotive enthusiasts and professionals. And he did pretty well on the Automotive Trivia contest! Click to listen and be sure to subscribe!
Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste recap the 2022 SEMA Show and look forward to the new developments to come next year. A highlight for Kevin was hosting the SEMA Central Stage and interviewing people from all aspects of the automotive world, but perhaps the most memorable was surprising SEMA CEO Mike Spagnola with a Mikey Thompson streamliner model kit… just like the one Mike built as a kid that got him enthused about cars! Tears were shed, for sure. Other notables included Top Fuel racer Antron Brown, Hoonigan rally driver Ken Block, and more. Of course, you’ll find Automotive Trivia and much more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat discuss vanity license plates and other updates on Kevin’s Dodge Maxivan. Later, it’s a 2022 SEMA show preview, which leads to a discussion about automotive events from a car builder standpoint. Sprinkle in some great automotive trivia and few laughs, and you’ve got another action-packed episode of your favorite automotive podcast, V8 Radio!
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2022 SEMA Preview, Van Update, Car Shows, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
Nostalgia gets the best of our host Kevin Oeste as he stumbles across a car he’s been seeking for 32 years… and it’s a van! A custom 1979 Dodge Maxivan, to be specific, very similar to the one his family bought back in 1984. On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke is super excited to hear the whole story on this magic bus, and hopefully you’ll dig it, too. What’s Kevin going to do with it? We’ll find out! There’s always some laughs and a couple good Automotive Trivia questions on the V8 Radio Podcast!
The 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise was a success, although a bit wet at times. We were happy to finally fulfill the destiny of having Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke’s 1967 Pontiac GTO, Pauls Wieshuber’s 1962 Buick Electra, and Kevin Oeste’s 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL all at the Drive In event! There were hundreds of cool cars at the show, and it turned out to be a great night. (The ride home was a bit wet!) Paul and Mike had a few minor fixes, but overall the trip went smoothly. Hear all about it, plus some riveting Automotive Trivia questions and much more on the V8 Radio Podcast!
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about the SEMA Awards Gala and the 2022 SEMA Hall Of Fame as Kevin and Kelle recently returned from their trip hosting the induction ceremony in Anaheim, CA featuring Gene Winfield, Walker Evans, and Jack Roush. Kevin and Kelle also enjoyed spending some time visiting Pete Santini, Chip Foose, Mick’s Paint and Tony Thacker, and some other great Hot Rod Industry friends on the trip. We also get a quick recap of the rained-out 2022 Bonneville Speed Week, and Mike shares the latest “chilling” updates on the GTO! And there’s much more, including Automotive Trivia, on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
It’s a hot summer in V8 Radio Podcast land, and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste over some great summer events like the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN, and the upcoming V8TV Drive In Cruise on this episode. They also touch on how mike restored his wheels and FINALLY replaced his decades-old tires, and how he came up with an interesting trick to save his GTO’s smoked harmonic damper. We’ll see how that one works out! Automotive Trivia is in the house as well, making for a full-tilt summertime special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
The 2022 SEMA Awards Gala is the public induction of some amazing automotive legends into the SEMA Hall Of Fame, and on this episode fo the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste shares stories from his whirlwind week spend interviewing the SEMA HOF class of 2022. The inductees include legendary racer and custom car builder Gene Winfield, 9-time Baja 1000 champ and successful off road parts manufacturer Walked Evans, and American racing and manufacturing giant Jack Roush. Kevin and Mike Q-Ball Clarke also chat about the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL, Automotive Trivia, and much more on this fully loaded episode of 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!
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!