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.
This cool 1956 Chevrolet Delray has some classic kustom touches, like the Packard taillights, pinstriping, custom grille, and louvered visor. It hasn’t been driven in over a decade, so our team is going through it to get it back in action where it can be king of the road once again.
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 1967 Chevrolet Camaro restomod is getting the whole Pro Touring treatment as we restore the body and install a GM LSA 6.2 Supercharged V8 backed by a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. 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!
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 V8 Radio team was in full-force at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and this is just one of several episodes covering the event. You’ll find a general overview of the show, and also an interview with Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance about their supercharged LS-powered 1948 Chevy pickup that they reconfigured to run on Hydrogen! It got tons of attention at the show, because it makes around 500 horsepower with nearly zero emissions! Is this the future of hot rodding? Throw in some trivia and other nonsense and you have another engaging episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
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Coverage of the 2021 SEMA Show, Hydrogen Powered Hot Rods, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!