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BS-ing With Billy B

TALKING HOT BOATS, PAINT AND INNER TUBE SPEED RECORDS

The Round Six Gearheads sat down with world-famous custom painter Billy B for an evening of good-natured, wet fun. This was a fast-paced, fun look at the world of high-powered, super-trick custom boats, racing and laughs.

That and creating a water sport so extreme that even the Australians may not go for it.

 

THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • When Billy met Brad
  • Brian’s filthy mouth
  • A terribly inappropriate intro
    – A flurry of brutal pop culture references
  • Making the move from Graphic Design to Custom Paint
    – The mysterious connection of Dentistry and art
  • Rediscovering Billy’s first custom paint job
  • World-record water skiing
    – BAREFOOT, no less!
    – “Dead arm”
    – Worst secret handshake ever
  • The Australian Dam-to-Dam race (Google this. Holy moly.)
  • Long Beach to Catalina race
  • Humble beginnings
  • Brad’s leaky truck
    – and his Captain Hazelwood shirt
  • The sound of Crocs at 130MPH on water
  • The Red Bull Extreme Inner Tube Challenge
    – The many realms of Formula D
    – The dirtiest acronym ever
  • A thing we can’t mention because someone made us edit it out
  • Genesis of Billy B’s Hot Boat Show
    – In memory of Officer Marvin Carter
    – Giving back to the community
  • The hopeful return of river racing
  • How things have changed over the years
    – Re-branding ideas
  • The Pirate Cove show
    – Local interference
  • The Liquid Fly-By
  • Eric plays Chamber of Commerce rep
  • The boat storage business
  • Personal projects
    – Being a Ford guy with a Chevy powerplant
  • The joy of working without a timeline
  • Brad takes a few more lumps
  • Clients gone wild
  • The many nicknames of Brad

SOME COOL VISUALS FOR YOU

A peek at some of the fun stuff we discussed on the podcast:

141 mph River boat- Billy B.

NRKA Leader Billy B. making a radar run of 141 against the river current.

…and yeeeeaaahhh. About that whole inner tube thing:

Tubing behind K-Boat

Allen on the tube.

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