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!
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!
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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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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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!
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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!
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https://www.firebirdfest.com – The 2022 Firebird Fest Event
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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!