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creative management episode 51 round six
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On a second visit from Eric Tscherne and Carson Lev, the Gearheads continue a discussion on Creative and Design Management, exploring what make for good manager and successful teams. A discussion on how to guarantee failure through a disregard for value differentiation is especially enlightening for anyone involved in the creative process.

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ERIC TSCHERNE EPISODE 50
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The Gearheads celebrate fifty episodes with an incredible insider’s look at Hot Wheels design and career arcs with Die Cast Hall of Fame members Eric Tscherne and guest-host Carson Lev. It’s a multi-layered episode with not only two influential giants, but a mentoring theme that makes for a masterclass in following your passion.

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dan baker episode 49
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Dan Baker of Alumicraft Street Rod Grilles joins the Gearheads for their first episode back in the studio following the Grand National Roadster Show, and the guys “grille” Dan on his involvement with some recent Detroit AutoRama Ridler Great-8 cars, running a small business, and what the ugliest car of all time is. And Brian makes a questionable joke or two.

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luc de lay episode 48
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Legendary metal shaper Luc DeLay joins the Gearheads in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show and talks hot rods, Ridler and AMBR builds, working with his Dad and riding dirt bikes. Somewhere in all of that is a great story about dodging bombs in World War II. We kid you not.

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larry erickson episode 47
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Famed Automotive Designer Larry Erickson stops by The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show and talks design, hot rods, and Cadzilla, naturally. If you’ve ever wanted to know some of the inside stories, this one is for you.

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james owens artist episode 46
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Automotive Fine Artist James Owens of Car Noir joins the Gearheads in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show to talk art, acting, residual checks, edible neckwear, billion-dollar ideas and more, if you can imagine that. It’s a crazy ride that occasionally finds the rails and speeds along at a breakneck pace. Episode forty-six is a monster.

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episode 45 chip foose carson lev
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Chip Foose and Carson Lev join the Geargeads in the Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show for a reunion of sorts. Having both been prior guests, conversation gets candid on topics like AMBR judging/builds, iconic projects like the Boydster and Hemisfear and more… We even head back to Cars Land.

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Jeff Allison episode 44
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Jeff Allison joins the Gearheads on episode forty-four, recorded in he Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona. Things go slightly off of the rails in one of the most laid-back and enjoyably fun episodes, as the guys talk Star Wars Hot Wheels, art, careers, branding, project car ideas and Tiki drinks, too.

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On episode forty-three, Dave Lane joins the Gearheads to talk hot rods, inspiration, and running a one-man show. Conversation turns to design and the importance of communication and becomes a masterclass in planning your shop’s future. If you’re working to decipher the mystery of customer attraction and retention, this is your episode.

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EPISODE 42 TUCCI
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Dave and Dom Tucci, of Tucci Hot Rods and Dom Tucci Design, respectively, join the Gearheads for a laid-back look at some incredible builds, SEMA thrash drama that would crush lesser men, and the incredible community that makes the hot rod industry the greatest on Earth. An episode that spans generations and puts the spotlight on family and respect as the cornerstones for success.

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chromefinger episode 41 josh mishler
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Josh Mishler of Advanced Plating joins the Gearheads on episode forty-one for a great conversation about forging a career in the hot rod industry. A wealth of information and advice for the young generation looking to make a break, Josh works to bring his career arc and the advice of industry professionals to all via his role with SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance Education Days at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals and more. Learn all about chrome plating, and get tips on prepping your parts for the best possible finish!

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year in review
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The Gearheads sit back and reflect on the first thirty-nine episodes in this end-of-year special episode. It’s a lot like a hallucinogenic flashback, but without all of the sensory input.

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THE BLOG

2019 Detroit Autorama Pontiac Acadian by JF Kustoms
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Ryan Thompson attends the 2019 Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall and gives his honest review of the show. Most notably, his commentary about the Great 8 contenders indicates that the show’s dynamic seems to be changing. The turnout and quality of the cars downstairs was a little light this year compared to year’s past, but the builders and spectators that attended this year’s Autorama didn’t seem to mind. When you get that many of your hot rod friends together in one place, you can’t help but have a great time!

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The Round Six booth, 2019 GNRS
BlogGroup BlogTechnically Speaking

After a very successful SEMA show, the Round Six team decides to attend the 2019 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. What starts out as a simple plan gets sent into hyperspace when they decide to turn the knob up to 11. In a two and a half week period, they design and assemble an incredible display that serves as their podcast command post for what becomes an extremely successful show.

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1964 Chevy truck front boxing plate
Technically Speaking

Project White Trash finally got put back on it’s wheels after getting the rear axle narrowed, but the excitement wears off quickly. A quick glance at the lower control arms reveals that they are so low to the ground that they’ll hit on every crown in the road. After researching a lot of suspension options and coming to the conclusion that they are not in the budget, Alex recalls a decades-old conversation with a friend about an extremely cost-effective option. Little did he know that the wheels were already in motion, and the decision to do this mod was already made.

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1964 Chevy C10 front 3/4 shot
Technically Speaking

Project White Trash gets its rear axle narrowed to fit the ET Super wheels that were restored in the previous episode. Alex also bends up new rear brake lines and decides on the ride height. Once that gets determined, the truck finally comes off of the jack stands and gets back on it’s wheels for the first time in a long while.

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Technically Speaking

Hot Rod Magazine and In-N-Out Burger celebrated their 70th Anniversary together with a huge celebration at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. The event turned out over 2000 cars, along with a full day of drag racing and plenty of great food provided by In-N-Out.

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foose 1957 chevy sema
Dusk 'Til DrawnSEMA Show 2018

For SEMA 2018, Chip Foose brings a 1957 Chevrolet convertible done in a “restomod” style, with an extreme attention to detail and the perfect color choice. The car has the perfect blend of strength, reliability, and performance while still maintaining it’s iconic style that makes the 1957 Chevrolet one of the most recognizable automobiles in history.

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Chip Foose SEMA best paint
Group BlogSEMA Show 2018

The Round Six crew makes the most of a great opportunity when they are granted All Access passes to SEMA, which leads to them being a part of a very special event. Every year, Chip Foose judges the BASF Glasurit Best Paint Award at SEMA. This year, his agent, Carson Lev asked Round Six to video the event for Chip’s YouTube channel. Tag along as the Round Six team recollects the events of the night as Chip rolls through the empty SEMA show floor and gives all a Master Class in automotive styling in the process.

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joe ray helldorado sema
Dusk 'Til DrawnSEMA Show 2018

The Engle Brothers team up to help build a radical lowrider named Helldorado out of a car that you don’t often see getting customized. The 1968 Eldorado originally came with front wheel drive, but the brothers convert it to rear wheel drive. Then, it gets out of control, with a chop top, suicide doors, an LS engine, and tons of other cool modifications.

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Steve Strope Cutlass
It's Good to be the KingSEMA Show 2018

Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design decided he needed to build a cool daily driver, but he wanted something different. He wanted something that would stand out while still being just a bit subdued. He finds a solid 1964 Cutlass sitting in front of a local Yamaha dealership and buys it. Once it gets into the shop, he and his team begin the process of building a very simple, reliable combination with a few slick tricks and an incredible amount of attention to detail.

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cotati speed shop camaro sema 2018
Dusk 'Til DrawnSEMA Show 2018

The gang over at Cotati Speed Shop have been busy busting along on this radical 1968 Camaro for USAC Silver Car champ Brian McClish and his dad Mike. While the car may look like some modern racer, it has some great styling ties to the old days at LeMans, and really brings the Sprint Car flavor, using the very engine that Brian won his championship with for motivation. It even has ties to our podcast team. Get the full scoop here.

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yezzi indy tribute sema 2018
Dusk 'Til DrawnSEMA Show 2018

The Round Six Podcast is taking you deep inside of SEMA Show 2018. We’re also taking you deep beneath the cover of some of the coolest vehicles making their debut on the show floor with exclusive build and behind-the-scenes coverage. We have access to build pics, stories, interviews and more, like this 1976 GMC Indy tribute truck by Joe Yezzi. See it first right here!

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SEMA Show 2018Videos

Are your ears untrustworthy? Prefer to be one of those “show me” people instead? Watch episode thirty-four of the podcast, filmed from the Magnaflow stage in Hot Rod Alley at the 2018 SEMA Show. Includes bonus material and exclusive coverage of the show!

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car show
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Our good friend, mentor and guide in the industry, Carson Lev, shares a very candid tale of his experience with prostate cancer. Having been tested at the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show, he was one of the fortunate to have been detected early, and receive life-saving surgery and treatment. Join us for that and some other amazing stories on this special edition of the Round Six Podcast!

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chip and the Miura
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Chip Foose tells the tale of a freshly-painted Lamborghini Miura and a nine year old him. You’ll really have to see it and hear it to believe what happened.

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Catch previous episodes of the Round Six Podcast over on YouTube! We’ve been loading the channel with all sorts of great content, and the entire podcast episode archive is no exception. This episode with Scott Sullivan is one of our all-time fan favorites, and is loaded with great history and even a tale of the Street Machine of the Year award that you won’t hear anywhere else!

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The Round Six Gearheads have heard your suggestion, and you can now find us on YouTube! We’re releasing the podcasts over there, with some visuals to tickle those other parts of your brain as you listen.

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sprint car
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Round Six’s Brad takes you behind the scenes at Billy Perkins Sprint Car Driving Experience.

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