We all need to stick together!

Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share their frustrations about feuding within the hobby.   It’s no secret that there are those who are working to make the automotive enthusiast hobby and industry go away, so we all need to stick together, not attack each other.   They also chat a bit more about the 2021 SEMA Show, answering the question of weather or not the OEM automakers should have displays at this aftermarket trade show.  Throw in a few tangents and Automotive Trivia questions, and you’ve another jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!  

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V8 Radio Podcast
Auto Enthusiasts Unite, 2021 SEMA Thoughts Pt. 2, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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V8 Radio Podcast

Closing out the summer car events and racing into the fall!

Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke have been wringing out the summer car event season as much as possible, and on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they chat about the Off Road Expo, the 40th Annual O’Rielly Auto Parts Fall 4 Wheel Jamboree, the GTOAA car show in Pontiac, IL, and preview the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!    And if that’s not enough, more trivia questions are shared along the way.    It’s a big episode!

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V8 Radio Podcast
SEMA 2021 Preview, 40th 4 Wheel Jamboree, Cruising Route 66, Auto Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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SEMA 360 NewProducts Lead

Join Kevin Oeste as he announces the winners of the New Products Awards for the SEMA360. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in the development of products that enhance the performance, styling, comfort, convenience and safety of cars, trucks and SUVs. This year, the products and awards are presented online through SEMA360, the online event that is making it possible for auto parts manufacturers to connect with professional buyers from throughout the world.

Products are judged in 16 award categories, with one winner and two runners-up in each category. The top products are:

Collision Repair & Refinish Product
Winner: adasTHINK, adasTHINK
Runner Up: CollisionRepairTools.com, FAN™ 220 MIG / MAG / Brazing welder
Runner Up: P&S Detail Products, Iron Buster Wheel Decon

Engineered New Product
Winner: AEM Performance Electronics, VCU300 EV Control Unit
Runner Up: QA1, New 3″ MOD Series Shocks

Exterior Accessory Product
Winner: Curt Group, Tri-ball Universal Coupler Lock
Runner Up: Go Rhino Big Country Truck Accessories, SRM 500 Roof Rack
Runner Up: TrailFX, Roof Rack for JEEP(R) JL

Interior Accessory Product
Winner: Speedway Motors, Omega Avant 6 Gauge Set Electric
Runner Up: T.V.K. Industries, Inc., SURESHIFTER
Runner Up: Dometic, Dometic CCF-T Center Console Refrigerator

Merchandising Display
Winner: Go Rhino Big Country Truck Accessories, Go Rhino Point of Purchase Display Rack
Runner Up: Quadratec, Inc., Quadratec Merchandising Promo Kit
Runner Up: RaceDeck, RaceDeck Charred Oak Showroom & Garage Flooring

Mobile Electronics Product
Winner: Cedar Electronics – ESCORT/Cobra, ESCORT Redline 360c
Runner Up: AutoMeter, DashLink 2.0 with late model Ford enhanced PIDs
Runner Up: Energizer Holdings, Energizer Arc3 Lithium-iron Phosphate 300Wh, 350W Portable Power Station

Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product
Winner: Warn Industries, Inc., HUB Wireless Receiver & App
Runner Up: ARB 4×4 Accessories, Air Compressor – Pressure Control Unit
Runner Up: Westin/Superwinch, Overland Cargo Rack

Packaging Design
Winner: TS Booster, TS Booster
Runner Up: All-Fit Automotive, All-Fit Rim Trim – V2
Runner Up: AERO Detail Products, AERO SHIELD FLIGHT Ceramic 6 PACK

Performance-Racing Product
Winner: AEM Performance Electronics, PDU-8 Power Distribution Module
Runner Up: Performance Electronics, Dual Channel PE-Wideband O2 Kit
Runner Up: Performance Electronics, PE3-IG8 Ignition Controller

For more information, please visit https://www.sema.org/news/press-releases

SEMA360 New Products Awards Ceremony

2017 SEMA Central Lead

The SEMA Show is an amazing place to see new products and hot show cars, but more importantly, to meet people in the automotive aftermarket industry and get involved. Right inside the front door of the show is a place called SEMA Central, home to the SEMA Central Stage where Kevin Oeste hosts interviews with industry notables, celebrities, and legends, SEMA executives, and SEMA volunteers who make this industry succeed. These are the interviews from the 2017 SEMA Central Stage.

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2017 SEMA V8TV Lead

The 1968 Chevrolet Camaro built by the V8 Speed and Resto Shop is rolling on a new set of Rocket Racing Attack wheels, their pro-touring style flow-formed forged wheel debuted at the SEMA Show. Our team was honored to have the RELOADED Camaro make a second SEMA Show appearance, this time in the Rocket Racing display! Courtney Hansen dug the car and the new wheels and who wouldn’t?

Courtney Hansen reviews Rocket's Track and Touring Series Attack Wheel

David Coker, President of Rocket Racing Wheels is at the 2017 SEMA Show getting the well-deserved coverage on the wheel industry’s revolutionary category of wheel. These wheels provide similar weight and strength characteristics of a traditionally full-forged wheel at a fraction of the cost to the wheel enthusiast!

To browse the different categories of Attack wheels, please find additional information at the following link.
http://stores.ebay.com/Newstalgia-Wheel/Track-Touring-Series-Wheels-/_i.html?_fsub=33433112011

This was an awesome project, the chance to restore the body on a 1955 Chevrolet hauler truck named “Carried Away” which serves as the chauffeur for an original 1955 Chevy gasser named “Mr. Chevy”. Mr. Chevy first became a race car around 1968, and has a great story all on it’s own. Below you’ll see the videos on the car and the truck, along with the restoration photos at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Once completed, Mr. Chevy and Carried Away were feature vehicles at the SEMA Show, the Grand National Roadster Show, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, the Syracuse Nationals, the Tri-5 Nationals, and many others. It’s almost too cool for words. Check it out!

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Lou's Change LSA Supercharged Pro-Touring Camaro Build Photo Gallery

We build lots of Camaros in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and each is different and unique.   

 
This is an interesting car for many reasons, beyond the 630+ HP GM Performance Parts Supercharged LSA engine.  The car features the best of everything… Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Toyo tires, Hydratech brake booster,  MagnaFlow exhaust, and much more. 
 
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