It's Good to be the King

It’s Good To Be The King

 

I’m sitting here pondering life and all that has happened in the last year and a half and I’m wondering what I’ve really gotten myself into. I’ve met some amazing people, learned some new things that in the big picture should’ve earned me a college degree and started the next step of my life which is BOTH exciting and scary. While having a conversation one day with my friend Steve Hayes about cars and enchiladas (seriously!) he made a comment about an idea he had for a TV show. This turned into what car guys would call “Bench Racing” (TV Racing?) and the ideas started flying about content or lack of GOOD content in automotive based TV. Me being me and always looking for a challenge, I decided to dive head-first into studying cinematography, lighting and sound with LOTS of calls to my studio friends to really understand what I was getting into, if we were really going to do this. Those who know me, know that when I want to learn something, I am completely obsessed until I understand EVERYTHING that’s going on. Because taking on a project like this is pretty much nuts and not crazy enough, I decided I needed to tackle TWO (Yeah, I’ve NEVER been accused of being neither smart nor normal and repeatedly asked my Dad if he really DIDN’T drop me on my head) SEPARATE TV shows. With Steve hosting one, I decided to bring in my friend Alex Welsh to host the second and have two very personable and knowledgeable guys helping bring this crazy vision forward.

Fast forward a few months and I’m having a discussion with the infamous (MORE than famous!) Brian Stupski about cars, computers and people connections (we both know a lot of car people) and I realized he needed to be part of this whole thing to really make it work. I called both Alex and Steve and asked them their thoughts about bringing Brian onboard to finish this thing off and after getting a resounding YES from both of them, I called Brian back and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Brian had numerous ideas he wanted to throw into the pile which was awesome because now I had someone to constantly bounce ideas around with. If you’re reading this and have been listening to any of the podcasts, welcome to the “brain-child” of Mr. Stupski, who’s vision of our little project expands even larger (even MORE cool stuff) than what I envisioned. Being that Brian had an idea for a podcast and blogs to constantly evolve just like the future TV plan,  I knew I had to listen. He also told me to make the podcast really work, his good friend Del Swanson who’s an extremely funny, smart and artistically talented artist car nut, needed to be part of it. We added Eric Hibbs, who’s another knowledgeable car guy and now Round 6ix is complete! As this whole big project evolves, I’ll introduce you to the other key players who are helping make it happen and will explain a little more about “what” we are actually doing. In the meantime, I hope you will be as excited as we are. At the moment I must say “It’s good to be the King”…

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2 Comments

  1. May 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    Hi Brad
    What type & brand of paint are you using there .Is it available in America ?

  2. Brad King
    May 18, 2017 at 2:30 am — Reply

    Hey Jim! You gave me my good laugh for the day! The paint in the picture is Disney’s own “Ramone Tone” that I put together for the display in the RACERS ride at California Adventure. I was fortunate enough to be one of the Pinstripers working in the park and Disney decided they needed the paint box I’d had for 30 years. The “crown” behind the name Ramone is for my last name. One of my coolest ventures EVER!

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