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.
This time, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke shares his experiences at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show in Chicago. Mike stepped up to host some of the premiere unveilings and to help produce Muscle Car Of The Week videos with the V8TV team. He also shares the hard work and amazing high score of the 1967 Pontiac GTO restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team, which made it’s public debut at the MCACN show as well. It was a jam-packed weekend, making for a jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Oh yeah, there’s trivia, too!
V8 Speed & Resto Shop’s Kelle and Kevin Oeste were surprised and humbled to be presented with the 2018 Enthusiast Of The Year Award from the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show in Chicago. Kevin Oeste: “This is such a great industry, driven by passion, and we’re grateful and fortunate for outstanding team members in our shop and wonderful customers that share the passion for the hobby and industry. It’s hard not to be enthusiastic about it! Thank you MCACN!”
V8 Radio: Mike Survives the SEMA Show, MCACN After Hours Live! Preview, Trivia, and MORE!
Our esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke has survived his first SEMA Show! We discuss all aspects of SEMA and his experiences at the show in this episode of V8 Radio. We also chat about a very special SEMA appearance by our friend Gene Winfield, a 91 year old kustomizer who just made it back from Finland with a brand new hip! Amazing. Then, we plug the upcoming Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals After Hours Live! stream from the 2018 MCACN show in Chicago on November 17… you going to watch? http://www.v8tvshow.com/mcacnlive Plus, Mike gets his own trivia question wrong… go figure.
V8 Radio: SEMA Reveal V8TV Live Coverage Preview, What-If Cars, Trivia, and Much More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the upcoming LIVE V8TV coverage of the 2018 SEMA Reveal kicking off the SEMA Show in Las Vegas! It's going to be an exciting broadcast airing Monday night, October 29 at 5:00 PST and simul-streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube. Watch the stream on V8TVs pages, OPGI's Facebook page, Edge TV's page, the Optima Batteries page, or any number of other shared streams. They also chat about doing a frame-off restoration without painting the car like friend of the show Ryan Weaver and his 1970 Olds 442. Of course, there is trivia.. and even more trivia on this episode, previews of the MCACN After Hours Live! and PRI / V8TV stage events, some cool concept "what-if" cars, and much more!
The 2017 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Chevrolet Camaro, but not just by loading the show with random examples. In this display, we see an invitational of 1967 Camaro Z/28s, including this awesome Sunoco Trans Am racer built by Roger Penske and raced by Mark Donohue! 1967 Z/28s are a rare sight these days, and Trans Am versions even more so. This invitational was a great example of the special kinds of displays you’ll see at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!
We all rely on electronic fuel injection systems for reliable performance today, but would you believe that the Shelby team was experimenting with the technology back in 1968? Pete Disher brought out this unbelievably rare 1968 Shelby GT500 engineering test vehicle that was equipped with a 428 Cobra Jet engine (rather than the 428 Police Interceptor as standard) and a Conelec Electronic Fuel Injection system as well. It’s an amazing piece of history that was on display at the 2017 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, Illinois.