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2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Recap, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast

Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about their recent trip to Chicago for the 2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Show!   The 2023 MCACN show brought out hundreds of the most amazing Muscle Cars in the world, and Kevin was once again honored to help unveil some of the Featured Restorations and Emcee the event.   Keep your eye on our V8TV YouTube and Muscle Car Of The Week channels for new videos from the event.   Of course, there’s automotive trivia and some other nonsense along the way, making it a legendary episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

 #mcacn2023 #musclecars #musclecarandcorvettenationals #mcacn

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2023 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Recap, Automotive Trivia, on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Special Guest Ross Berlanga and the TMI Trim Awards on the V8 Radio Podcast

Our hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke are joined by Ross Berlanga of TMI Products on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!    They cover the long friendship of Ross and Kevin and lots of hot rod stories along the way, all the way up to the upcoming 2023 TMI TRIM Award to be held at the 2023 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.   The TMI TRIM Award celebrates outstanding interiors of show cars and trucks, and provides great content and even market research for new TMI interior product ideas.   Kevin acts as a judge and Emcee of the TRIM Award, and you’ll learn all about it here.   And don’t worry, there is plenty of silliness and Automotive Trivia as well, on this unrivaled episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! 

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Special Guest Ross Berlanga and the TMI Trim Awards on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Catching Up With Jason Line at the 2022 PRI Show on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

Jason Line lives a high-performance life, having experience as an NHRA Pro Stock racer, engine builder, and Bonneville racer.  Today, he’s working on the Jesel Equal 8 engine for the 2023 Bonneville Speed Week to be driven by his son in the Jesel Ram pickup.   We caught up with Jason about land speed racing, where he also revealed information about casting his forthcoming brand-new line of premium engine blocks for big block Chevy and Hemi applications.  Recorded at the 2022 PRI Show in Indianapolis, IN.      

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#jasonline #jesel #equal8

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Catching Up With Jason Line at the 2022 PRI Show on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Kevin Oeste on JP Emerson Podcast

V8 Speed and Resto’s own Kevin Oeste was a recent guest on the JP Emerson Show, in which JP asks “Is Kevin Oeste the Ryan Seacrest of the automotive industry?” We suppose you’ll have to listen to find the answer to that one, as well as some history on how Kevin got started in this business as well. Click the link to listen to the show. Thanks JP!

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The 2 Million Dollar Merc, Grand National Roadster Show, SCTA Banquet, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

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!

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2022 Grand National Roadster Show Photo Gallery:

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The 2 Million Dollar Merc, Grand National Roadster Show, SCTA Banquet, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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1977 Pontiac Trans Am Maintenence and Upgrades at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

We’re completing some upgrades and restoration tasks on this 400-powered 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. This Sterling Silver 1977 Trans Am has been in our customer’s family since new and often driven over the years. Today, it’s in for a mechanical, interior, and body and paint restoration. We thought we’d share an update as we build the car in our latest “What are you in for” video series where we share in-process projects from around the shop!

Original-family owned cars like this 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am are special heirlooms for sure. Our customer was just 3 years old when his family went to their local Pontiac dealer and picked out this silver over red ‘77 TA, and it’s been in the family ever since. In fact, the story goes that our customer picked the color as a little kid! The car is powered by the Pontiac 400 V8, a more desirable engine than the California-spec Oldsmobile 403 alternative.

Today, it is showing over 170,000 miles on the odometer, which is great news… the car has been driven and enjoyed over all these years! However, that also means it suffered some wear and tear, despite the owner’s Father carefully performing maintenance on the car. Once in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, our team removed the Pontiac 400 engine for rebuilding, and upgraded it with a COMP roller cam conversion for a bit more power and longevity. The engine cleaned and machined, and was fitted with all new bearings, rings, and other wear items.

The subframe was removed and media blasted, and the suspension system was upgraded with tubular control arms from Global West and Bilstein shock absorbers. SSBC disc brakes are an improvement over stock.

The 1977 Trans Am had some rust issues, so the V8 Speed and Resto Shop team repaired rust in the quarter panels, doors, fenders, dash, and trunk floor with new sheet metal. The car will receive a fresh coat of the original Sterling Silver color, along with a host of fresh restoration parts from YearOne to make the car look new on the inside and out. You’ll find the photos, videos, and podcasts about the car below!

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