The Return Of The Van, 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!

https://www.v8radio.com

#v8radio #podcast #customvan

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
The Return Of The Van, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Kevin Oeste is a featured guest on the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars show with Mike Kinney!

From the Cars, Stars, and Roll Bars site: “Kevin Oeste, Owner of V8 Speed and Resto Shop, has been a friend for many years and it was great to have him set aside time to be my featured guest. He is a lifelong automotive and motorsports enthusiast who’s passion was sparked at an early age. After receiving a degree in Broadcast Communication from Illinois State University, Kevin was able to merge his two passions by getting hired at Hot Rod Magazine in Los Angeles, eventually producing Hot Rod TV on Speedchannel. Shooting NCMA races and events like the Hot Rod Power Tour led him all over the country, eventually meeting his wife Kelle 6 states from home after his 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible broke down on the Power Tour.

In 2005, Oeste and Kelle launched the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL, a world-class restoration, custom, and performance center currently employing 25 dedicated professionals building award-winning cars for discerning customers all over the world. Kevin handles the media and helps customers visualize their dream cars, and Kelle is the operational force that runs the business. Their first car was a 1969 Camaro SEMA show car, and it’s been full throttle ever since.

The mission statement of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is “To connect people with the best times of their lives through things with wheels.” Kevin and Kelle Oeste remain immersed in automotive business, media, events, and culture, noting that it’s not about the cars… it’s all about the people and their stories. It seems they’ve written quite a story for themselves along the way.”

#hotrod #NHRA #SEMA #csrbvegas

Q-Ball's GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on 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!   

https://www.v8radio.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Q-Ball's GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on the V8 Radio Podcast
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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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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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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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V8 Radio Podcast at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Mike “Q Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast right from the 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show floor!   They are overwhelmed with all the amazing muscle cars on display at MCACN, and also to see so many great friends over the weekend.   They were also shooting video coverage for the Muscle Car of The Week and V8TV video channels, and Kevin was unveiling Premiere Restorations as the Official Emcee of the event.   The cars were amazing, and the legendary Hirohata Mercury even made a surprise appearance.   Even so, the guys were able to drum up some automotive trivia as they recorded this from the Mecum Auctions display.    

https://www.mcacn.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
Live From The 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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V8 Radio Podcast from SEMA Show

The V8 Radio Podcast are coming to you directly from the 2021 SEMA Show floor in Las Vegas!  Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you a mid-SEMA week update, including thoughts on the show, new products, the electrified Project X, and much more.   Even a cameo from our buddy Chip!  But even on-location, they still toss out some cool Automotive Trivia questions and they usual antics you’ve come to expect from the V8 Radio Podcast!

http://www.semashow.com

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
The 2021 SEMA Show On-Location in Las Vegas on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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