Banning Exhaust Systems, the 2025 Zora Corvette, Bonneville Podcast, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the 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!

The Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast:

https://www.bonnevillepodcast.com

The SEMA Action Network:

https://www.semasan.com

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Banning Exhaust Systems, the 2025 Zora Corvette, Bonneville Podcast, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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New Astronaut Corvettes, Street Machine Nationals, a NASA Pontiac, Automotive Trivia, and More 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!

Playing in Traffic Podcast:

http://www.playingntraffic.com/

NASA Pontiac:

V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

https://www.v8speedshop.com

V8 Radio Podcast:

https://www.v8radio.com

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New Astronaut Corvettes, Street Machine Nationals, a NASA Pontiac, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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It’s no secret that it’s the people that make it all happen, and on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke express their gratitude for the talented team at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   Without the dedicated individuals sharing their passion and talents, these high-quality cars and experiences they bring wouldn’t happen.    And it’s not just the technicians, as there are others who help facilitate the process to make things go as smoothly as possible.   All 24 members of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop team are introduced in this episode.   Even with all that, our hosts don’t skimp on the Automotive Trivia and other things you’ve grown to expect from a jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

https://www.v8speedshop.com

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Who are the V8 Speed and Resto Shop Team members? You'll find out, with automotive trivia and much more on the V8 Radio Podcast.
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Car Enthusiasts Helping Each other, Drive In Cruise Returns, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast

Car enthusiasts are some of the most generous and helpful people you’ll ever meet, as it’s not just the cars, but the people that make this such a great hobby.   On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke dive into this topic as suggested by friend and Official V8 Radio Statistician “Yardley”.   And they are also excited to announce the return of the V8 Drive In Cruise event coming this August, featuring a cool car show at the drive in!   Don’t worry, they didn’t leave out the Automotive Trivia, – this time with a whole new dimension!  You’ll hear all this and more on the latest V8 Radio Podcast!  

Drive In Cruise tickets available now:

https://www.driveincruise.com

https://www.v8speedshop.com

Freddy Jones Band “Daydream” (Cruising Song of the Episode!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If7d4dHigYY

Patrick and the LVB:   

https://www.patricksieben.com/music-2

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Car Enthusiasts Helping Each Other, Drive In Cruise Returns, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about a video shoot from the Firebird Fest pre-run. Later, the upside of drum brakes, and the launch of a new Podcast! Of course, the Automotive Trivia is fierce, but there are some good laughs on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about a video shoot from the 2022 Firebird Fest pre-run.  Later, the upside of classic cars with drum brakes, because disc brakes are better, but in all cases? This is the first V8 Radio Podcast featuring the new “Cruising Tune” of the show, where we share a classic song, or a new favorite, that lends itself to providing a soundtrack to your next road trip. This first song is “The Heart That Never Waits” by Blues master Joe Bonamassa. After a short walk down Chicago and AM Radio history, we announce the launch of a new Podcast!   Kevin will be hosting and producing the new Bonneville Up To Speed podcast, which covers the world of land speed racing and the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA). Of course, the Automotive Trivia is fierce, but there are some good laughs on the V8 Radio Podcast, your favorite car podcast!

https://www.v8speedshop.com – The V8 Speed and Resto Shop

https://www.firebirdfest.com – The 2022 Firebird Fest Event

https://www.v8radio.com – More V8 Radio Podcast Episodes

V8 Radio Music Show Playlist – on YouTube

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Firebird Fest, A New Podcast, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Live Streaming Car Shows, Hundreds Of Thousands of Car Photos, Automotive Trivia, and More on The 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!  

#carpodcast 

https://www.v8speedshop.com/photos

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Live Streaming Car Shows, Hundreds Of Thousands of Car Photos, Automotive Trivia, and More on The V8 Radio Podcast
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Dialing-In The Tune, Coyote Thunderbird Follow Up, Automotive Trivia, and More on the 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.  

You can reach us at https://www.v8speedshop.com/contact for help with your classic or muscle car!

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Dialing-In The Tune, Coyote Thunderbird Follow Up, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Paint Booth Secrets on the Silver Trans Am, Firebird Fest, Broken Bolts, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about a sweet 1977 Pontiac Trans Am coming together in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and some of the steps the paint team take to make these cars stand tall.  They also preview the 2022 Firebird Fest!  Later, Kevin shares some tips on extracting a bolt he broke on his 1970 Buick, and of course, there’s automotive trivia and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!  Subscribe so you don’t miss the next riveting show!

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Paint Booth Secrets on the Silver Trans Am, Firebird Fest, Broken Bolts, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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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!

Check out our podcast website:

https://www.v8radio.com

The V8 Speed and Resto Shop:

https://www.speedshop.com

2022 Grand National Roadster Show Photo Gallery:

https://v8speedshop.com/2022-grand-national-roadster-show-photo-gallery/

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

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The Return Of The Van, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Nostalgia gets the best of our host Kevin Oeste as he stumbles across a car he’s been seeking for 32 years… and it’s a van!   A custom 1979 Dodge Maxivan, to be specific, very similar to the one his family bought back in 1984.   On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke […]

Cool Cars at the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise, Road Tripping the Buick and GTO, Automotive Trivia V8 Radio Podcast

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Cool Cars at the 2022 V8TV Drive In Cruise, Road Tripping the Buick and GTO, Automotive Trivia V8 Radio Podcast
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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 […]

2022 Speed Week – or Speed Weekend? Views from New Zealand on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
2022 Speed Week – or Speed Weekend? Views from New Zealand on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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The racers and enthusiasts came, and so did the rain. We still had fun.

SEMA Hall Of Fame, Bonneville Speed Week, Hanging in SoCal, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
SEMA Hall Of Fame, Bonneville Speed Week, Hanging in SoCal, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Great people make up this great industry!

GTO Fixes, Street Machine Summer Nationals, Automotive Trivia, Drive In Cruise, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio Podcast
V8 Radio Podcast
GTO Fixes, Street Machine Summer Nationals, Automotive Trivia, Drive In Cruise, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Sometimes Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke’s ingenuity surprises even himself.

Tenths From 200: New To The Salt with Zach Straits on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Tenths From 200: New To The Salt with Zach Straits on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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Missed it by THAT much!

Lessons from Gene Winfield, Walker Evans, and Jack Roush SEMA Hall Of Fame Members plus the Street Machine Nationals on the V8 Radio Podcast

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V8 Radio Podcast
Lessons from Gene Winfield, Walker Evans, and Jack Roush SEMA Hall Of Fame Members plus the Street Machine Nationals on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Spending time with some automotive legends in hopes to learn a thing or two!

From NASCAR to the Salt – Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!

Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
From NASCAR to the Salt – Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
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Nothing is impossible with the right people and attitude.

Flying Blind With Dan Parker, the World’s Fastest Blind Man on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast

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Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
Flying Blind With Dan Parker, the World’s Fastest Blind Man on the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast
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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 […]

Q-Ball’s GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on the V8 Radio Podcast

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V8 Radio Podcast
Q-Ball’s GTO Engine Out Again? Off-Shore Parts, Air Show Therapy and Automotive Trivia on the V8 Radio Podcast
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Didn’t Mike “Q” Ball Clarke get the engine IN his 1967 Pontiac GTO?