EPISODES

painter mick jenkins interview
Podcasts

In Episode Six, the Gearheads lay a coat of color commentary over the fine art of high-end finishes with paint master Mick Jenkins, who has sprayed and finished more high-end cars than you could possibly wave a push broom at. Hear some great stories, share a few laughs, and feel free to drop a new word into your vocabulary. You’re welcome.

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suzy bauter sema
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In Episode Five, we are graced with the presence of Suzy Bauter, who was the talk of the 2017 SEMA Show with her killer Rambler wagon. A rich history of cool cars, hot rodding and autocross are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this PR and Social Media Marketing madwoman. It all goes delightfully sideways, but finds some incredible traction in a discussion about surfboards for incredibly large people. Truly a fun time, and a great look into the exciting sport of Autocross. All of this, and Brian sings, too!

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benchracing episode four pomona
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Which of our American states places the greatest amount of rake into their hot rod grille shells? What really happens on set-up day when chasing the AMBR trophy? And what popular gas station probably won’t be sponsoring any of us following a suggestion to use their hamburgers as shop tools? The answers to these and many other VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS are to be discovered when the Round Six Gearheads are joined for a fun evening of benchracing and laughs with the Veazie brothers from So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona. Enjoy a pre-GNRS thrash break with the guys in episode four.

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chad-reynolds
Podcasts

In episode three, our good friend Chad Reynolds from Bangshift.com drops in for an interview-turned-benchracing session, and we talk about everything from chassis-swapped Tri-Five wagons to a Federal Grand Jury. And a whole heck of a lot more, too. This one has a little something for everyone. Even a pull-out couch.

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THE BLOG

camino royale
It's Good to be the King

Being a custom painter for the last 25+ years kind of helped when I was taking a basic, somewhat clean ’72 El Camino that belonged to my Dad and built him a pretty wild hot rod and lied to him about the WHOLE project. It was a lot of work over a period of 4 years but it’s been fun watching the world’s oldest 15 year old have fun!

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Technically Speaking

On a hot day in October of 1967, a test pilot climbed out of a white NASA step van and walked toward the silver B-52 parked in front of the hangar at the NASA Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He had made this walk many times before, but today was going to be different. The X-15 hanging under the right wing of the B-52 was waiting, surrounded by busy crew members doing their final pre-launch checks. Just a few hours later, they would all be tipping back beers at Club Muroc in celebration of a milestone achievement.

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kustom of my people
Dusk 'Til Drawn

“The forbidden-ness of the place” is what made it “so compelling.” Greg Noll once said of his decision to surf Waimea Bay in November of 1957, around five years after Sam Barris chopped his 1950 Buick. How does surfing relate to a kustom car, much less have anything to do with designing hot rods?
Plenty more than you might think.

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Bruce Peterson
Technically Speaking

Each week, a popular TV show opened with the actual NASA footage of the aircraft crash that critically injures Colonel Austin. Every young fan of the show could quote the words that played out during beginning of each show. As a 10 year old kid, I would never have guessed that my paths would later cross with the guy who was actually piloting the aircraft in that famous NASA video. That’s right, I worked with the REAL Six Million Dollar Man, Bruce Peterson.

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delicately interconnected
Dusk 'Til Drawn

It was the car guy equivalent of having that friend stop by and immediately locate the missing half-inch socket that you’d been searching for hours to find. My belief that “all things are delicately interconnected” was vindicated once again, via a man I will never have the pleasure of shaking hands with on this Earth. His tragic loss of life would, some fourteen years later, play a part in giving me a fresh perspective on something. All through a few words typed onto a laminated card attached to a flag pole in a park.

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iron curtain
Unsung Heroes of Motorsport

In this second chapter of the Round Six series, “The Unsung Heroes of Motorsport,” Alex and Brian go behind the Iron Curtain with Grzegorz Zdzieszkocziewninski. Spotting his work on race day would be a breeze, but few outside of the fold would recognize how deep of a crease it has left on loads of drivers. Still, he’s not the sort to get steamed over it, he simply presses on. Meet the starched sultan of speedway signals, and learn how he went from folding overcoats to the pole position.

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danny d paint or die 3
It's Good to be the King

Danny D’s “Paint or Die” is an annual, invitation-only event that brings some of the world’s best custom painters, pinstripers and artists together for an epic festival of eye candy. Round Six takes you inside of the fabled party, and gets you up close and personal with the mind-bending talent on display.

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unsung heroes
Unsung Heroes of Motorsport

In this first installment of a new Round Six series, “The Unsung Heroes of Motorsport,” Alex and Brian sit and talk wall covering and disfiguring burns with Matte Glidden, the man tasked with keeping the retaining wall at Daytona looking crisp and clean. We’re going where no other automotive site dares to tread, and laying it on thick.

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blues
Child Bearing Hibbs

My brand new GMC is a nice truck and I got a great deal. It’s the first NEW truck I’ve ever purchased. Bells, whistles, doo-dads, dingle berries, satellite radio and four wheel drive. That last part is what I’m having the most trouble with. In GM’s infinite wisdom/delusion they seem to have made the world’s LOWEST 4X4 pickup. Don’t believe me? Let me explain.

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line weight masterclass
Dusk 'Til Drawn

When working on a drawing, little can create impact like line weight. From the most basic uses in describing weight, position in space or even highlighting a featured subject in your work to defining motion, the width of a simple stroke can do many things. I implement this thinking into each piece I create, right from the start, and today I’m throwing down a masterclass on the essentials and value of using line weight to carve out your own signature style.

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Gordo Cooper
Technically Speaking

A few nights ago, I was scrolling through the menu of my Amazon Firestick and came across the classic 1983 movie, The Right Stuff. For folks who haven’t seen it, it focuses on two important landmarks in aerospace. The first is the quest to break the sound barrier and the second is the creation of the space program. The movie has a great cast, but there’s one actor that steals the show. Dennis Quaid plays the role of Gordo Cooper, one of the Mercury Seven astronauts. As the movie progresses, you quickly discover that Cooper is the funnyman of the group, and a bit of a prankster. Quaid serves up an awesome performance, and because of that, you instantly become a Gordo Cooper fan

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Good Stuff From Friends of Ours

AWD-CAMARO
News

Our good friends over at Cotati Speed Shop have been banging away at this killer 1968 All Wheel Drive Camaro project, and it can be seen this weekend in Pomona at the Grand National Roadster Show. Hear this bad-boy roar from the comfort of your chair…

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bullitt
News

Not even twenty-four hours following Ford’s announcement of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, Jay Leno not only grabs seat time, but he does so in the ORIGINAL car as well, which just found its way back to daylight!

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News

If you’re looking for more great podcasts to fill your commute or gym time, we invite you to join our good friend (and Round Six Podcast guest) Brad Fanshaw and co-host Dave arek on the aptly-named “Man Seeks Adventure” podcast, Filled wioth cars, drinks, food and driving adventures, it has a little something for every taste.

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