Well wouldya look at that! V8 Speed & Resto Shop‘s very own Kelle Oeste featured as a Select Committee member of the SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)! Kelle is very active in the industry and is quick to volunteer to help members and their families flourish in the automotive world, and in life. Congrats Kelle on the spotlight, we’re all very proud of you and appreciate all you do!
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the latest Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 14, 2023. The date marks the fourteenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual holiday to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
Intended since 2010 to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at the SAN’s request. This year, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced U.S. House Resolution 573 (H. Res. 573). The resolution was sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. These Congressional leaders have been strong advocates for the automotive culture in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for the automobile’s unique historical place in our history.
It’s a perfect opportunity to drive your Classic or Muscle Car to work!
Help promote this special day: post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration’s Facebook fan page (@CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD).
CELEBRATE OUR HOLIDAY YOUR WAY!
- ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event or web-based celebration.
- HOST your own safety-minded gathering, club meeting or online gallery.
- Promote a “HOLIDAY SALE” at your business in-store or online.
- INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups if possible.
- DRIVE your special ride—new or old—whatever the destination.
They really ARE trying to restrict our access to performance parts and our freedom to build a race car. REALLY.
You may have heard of the RPM Act and the fight to protect our rights as racers and performance parts manufacturers. And although it may seem like the process is dragging to pass the RPM Act into law, every law proposed goes through a long series of reviews and approvals before landing on the President’s desk. This Performance Racing Industry video does a great job of comparing the lawmaking process with building a race car! Check it out:
The video mentions sending emails to your elected officials… and by clicking the link below, you can send a concise, pre-written letter in favor of the RPM Act requesting the continued support of your legislators. The website will automatically deliver the message to the right people, it really can’t be any easier. Click the link and join the cause today!
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Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste recap the 2022 SEMA Show and look forward to the new developments to come next year. A highlight for Kevin was hosting the SEMA Central Stage and interviewing people from all aspects of the automotive world, but perhaps the most memorable was surprising SEMA CEO Mike Spagnola with a Mikey Thompson streamliner model kit… just like the one Mike built as a kid that got him enthused about cars! Tears were shed, for sure. Other notables included Top Fuel racer Antron Brown, Hoonigan rally driver Ken Block, and more. Of course, you’ll find Automotive Trivia and much more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!
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We were super-stoked to see the 1932 Ford Roadster owned and loved by Hot Rod Magazine’s Gray Baskerville. It’s not only a righteous ride, but has crossed over 230,000 miles in the name of having a good time telling car stories to the masses. It was great to see it in the Hot Rod Magazine / MotorTrend booth at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. It’s also on the cover of the 75th Anniversary issue of Hot Rod – check it out! @hotrodmagazine @semashow #32ford #hotrod #sema #baskerville #toocool #adeeos #legend #icon
Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat discuss vanity license plates and other updates on Kevin’s Dodge Maxivan. Later, it’s a 2022 SEMA show preview, which leads to a discussion about automotive events from a car builder standpoint. Sprinkle in some great automotive trivia and few laughs, and you’ve got another action-packed episode of your favorite automotive podcast, V8 Radio!
The 2022 SEMA show is coming up in Las Vegas, and we will be working the show and attending. However, we are always ask the same question, Continue reading “Why YOU Can’t Get In To The SEMA Show – Unless You Are In The Automotive Aftermarket Business V8TV”
Many cool cars, one awesome event. MotorTrend’s Amanda Busick interviews “The voice of SEMA” Kevin Oeste, who shares some of his favorites from Monday night’s reveal.
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!
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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!