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
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!
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke space out on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, as they preview the next NASA Moon launch – while Kevin schemes up a way to paint some Astronaut Corvettes for the occasion! There are some great listener shout-outs, including our friends at the Playing In Traffic Podcast, a bit on a NASA 1963 Pontiac tow car, some projects, and even a (bad) JFK impersonation. All this plus Automotive Trivia and much more on this V8 Radio Podcast!
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!
Don’t you love it when all the pieces come together and the car runs awesome and feels great? Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about this with regards to the recently completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the 5.0 Coyote V8, 6-speed automatic, and custom performance chassis built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. And Kevin’s 1970 Buick Riviera is also tuned up and running strong thanks to the recent upgrades. The Automotive Trivia questions are stumpers once again, and the early glimpse of spring weather makes for a fun episode.
The January auctions broke all kinds of records this year, with Mecum and Barrett-Jackson grossing over $420 Million in just two events! Couple this with the amazing amount of super high-end hot rods and customs at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA, and it’s easy to see that enthusiasm for classic cars is at an all-time high! Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover all this plus Automotive Trivia, and some sneak peeks into some new projects Kevin is working on with the SCTA and his encounter with Billy Gibbons and the CadZZilla project. There’s even a cameo from Kelle! It’s a really big show!
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke dive into achieving a state of “Flow” while wrenching, or doing anything, really, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Kevin was wrenching on his 1970 Buick when time whizzed by, listening to inspirational interviews, having the right tools, and the work going smoothly all contributed to the zen-like state. Have you been there? Of course, you’ll find automotive trivia and a whole lot more, and if you dig it, leave us some kind words or stars! Thanks, and enjoy the show!
This rendering is the goal for this 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, which will have a nod towards the modern without losing the “DNA” of the legendary Trans Am. It will be powered by an LS engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, and will roll on upgraded suspension and 19″ YearOne snowflake wheels. The color scheme recalls the 10th Anniversary Trans Am gray / silver layout, only inverted on the car. It will also feature loads of modern upgrades inside, like better seating, gauges, Vintage Air A/C, a tilt column, sound deadening, performance audio, and much more.
This Trans Am is destined to be GM Dealer serviced when complete, so our team is building a book of information, warrantee documents, and other specifications so the car is dealer-friendly to service. You can hear that story in the V8 Radio Podcast below.
The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show is a hot topic on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and our hosts Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste review the racing trade show and scheme up a plan for next year. Next up is a chat about a Pro-Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coming together at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, complete with a 775 HP LT5 engine hooked to a 10 speed automatic transmission. This one is going to be a handful! They also cover a modernized 1978 Pontiac Trans Am and a whole new way to look after the car, and wrap it all up with some tool talk. And there is also Automotive Trivia, along with a few laughs and other nonsense, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!