Welcome to the premiere episode of Hammer Down!

This episode of Hammer Down hosted by Kevin Oeste features a great lineup of Hot Rod Industry personalities, including HRIA Chair and HushMat & ZyCoat Owner Tim McCarthy, Pete and Jake’s Owner Jerry Slover, and South City Rod and Custom owner Bill Ganahl.    Tune in as they: 

  • Dive deep into the SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), its mission, and its impact on the hobby we love.  
  • Offer invaluable insights and tips for Hot Rod business owners, helping them navigate the ever-evolving landscape.
  • Revisit legendary cars that have left an indelible mark on the industry, like the iconic California Kid.

… And share some laughs and great stories along the way! 

Whether you’re a seasoned gearhead or just starting your professional  Hot Rod journey, Hammer Down delivers informative and entertaining discussion that celebrates the passion, ingenuity, and enduring legacy of the Hot Rod community and how the SEMA HRIA aims to help Hot Rod businesses succeed.    

So buckle up, rev your engines, and join us on this thrilling ride through the world of hot rodding.   Welcome to Hammer Down. 


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Hammer Down! The Official Podcast of the SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

Check out the new Hammer Down! SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Podcast, hosted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop’s own Kevin Oeste and HRIA Chair and HushMat & ZyCoat Owner Tim McCarthy! It features some great guests, stories, and insights into the Hot Rod industry. Click to listen below, and we hope you dig it!

Listen To The Premiere Episode

On the latest Hammer Down! The SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Podcast, we chat with Jerry Slover of the legendary Pete and Jake’s Hot Rod Parts and Bill Ganahl from South City Rod and Custom about what it takes to run a successful Hot Rod business. Pete & Jakes still owns Jake’s Coupe and The California Kid, two iconic Hot Rods that helped launch their business, now in its 50th year! South City Rod and Custom is bringing the heat with innovative Hot Rods and customs that are still deeply rooted in tradition. If you’re in the biz or just like Hot Rod stories, this is a great episode for you. Listen and subscribe on your favorite Podcast platform, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others… and keep the Hammer Down!

LISTEN ON APPLE: https://bit.ly/HRIA_S1E1_Apple

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2BXJdpdjyGIsTqtdE7Z2Pv…

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