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!
Aaron Brown has enjoyed a great career working as a builder for some of the best names in NASCAR, but once he contracted Salt Fever, he was compelled to bring his experiences to the salt. From the Bobby Isaac Dodge Daytona to custom roadsters and more, Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop have a LOT going on.. and have fun doing it! Tune in to hear it all right from Aaron on this episode of the Bonneville Up to Speed Podcast!
Dan Parker is not the kind of guy who sits around waiting for cool stuff to happen to him. A lifelong racer and machinist, Dan’s racing days could have been cut short after a tragic drag racing crash deprived him of his sight. But that’s not the story Dan wanted to write, so he devised a way to continue racing – on both motorcycles and in cars – and is now the fastest blind man alive. Hear the whole story on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed 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!
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Q-Ball's GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on the V8 Radio Podcast
Brad Bosworth is a guy who caught the land speed racing bug and took the plunge, building a 260+ MPH, 30-foot long streamliner in his garage! If you’ve recently been to Speed Week, you’ve no doubt seen the bright red Valley Fever streamliner in action. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Brad shares the story on how he built it in his home garage, the evolution from a Hayabusa engine to the current 2JZ powerplant, now twin turbocharged for 2022. We also learn about the car’s name, strategies to respectfully break speed records, and more.
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Home Built For Speed - Brad Bosworth and the Valley Fever Streamliner on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Tim Strange is a busy guy, and between building hot rods and customs at Strange Motion, Tim can be found at great automotive events all over the country! On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Tim joins Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste to share some of his story and perspective on the hot rod world, SEMA HRIA, Goodguys Autocross announcing, and more. A bit of automotive trivia bookends the meat of the show, plus a bunch more on the V8 Radio 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.