Brian hoofs it out to Squarebody Syndicate World Headquarters for a One n’ Done Saturday, and grabs a solo episode with Kevin Whipps. The guys relive their youth, the 1990’s Euro tuner craze, mini trucks and more. Homage is paid to the great Courtney Hallowell, and then it just goes all over the road.
The Gearheads welcome Sean Taylor, Vice President of Product Development at M2 Machines for an evening of “small” talk and big passion for cars. We get geeky over details, and dig deep into a company that encourages customization of their collectible offerings.
Sixty-eight episodes (sixty-seven regular plus a bonus one) in and we haven’t been properly introduced. That said, learn all about Alex in this one. Don’t like him? There’s also Camaros and soup and Wiford Brimley. You could probably listen and not even gather what this is about anyway, so it’s all good. And mostly Alex. Grab some oatmeal and enjoy.
Two-thirds of the prestigious Triple Gun Award of Excellence drop by the Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roaster Show. Zane Cullen and Darryl Hollenbeck sit with the Gearheads for a bit and talk about the show, the award, running a shop in the hot rod industry, and nuts. A light-hearted and enlightening episode to be sure.
It’s an episode of icons as Round Six’s fourth man Carson joins us with guest Kenny Youngblood! A legendary automotive artist, designer and custom painter and letterer, Kenny’s career has spanned decades, and he shares some great stories loaded with historic names and locations. A lesson in passing the passion to the next generation makes this one for the record books.
The Gearheads slide into 4-high and spend an evening talking design, marketing, technology and inspiration with Jonathan Ward, the founder and CEO of ICON 4×4 and TLC. Known for their modern take, yet charmingly nostalgic-in-character FJ and Bronco and Derelict builds, the company is blazing new paths through design and forward thinking. We go deep into the “why.”
The Gearheads finally sit down with Bob Thrash and talk graphics, builds, legendary cars, influences, taking chances and more. In keeping with the ongoing theme of “all things are delicately interconnected,” you’ll be shocked at the single person we can trace all current trends back to. And in a cheesy way.
Joe Yezzi of Squarebody Syndicate joins the Gearheads to talk lifestyle brands, turning a hobby into a business, and the incredible good fortune of hot-lapping at Indy. If you’ve never been exposed to the unique Arizona car culture, Joe explains and lives it, and has found a way to package that into a popular brand. …and we use the word “bulge” a lot. Like A LOT.
For the third year in a row, I have had the honor of creating the Long Haul Gang magnets given at each stop on the Hot Rod Power Tour. For 2019, I made it a personal mission to man the wheel on Creative Direction as well as producing the art, and at the risk of sounding like an overly-proud parent, this one raises the bar. Let’s tear into the artwork and see what makes it tick, and drop a few tips and tricks your way, too. I’m a giver.
The Gearheads go Down Under and visit with Ziggy Sadler of Ziggy’s Design Driven, and welcome special co-host Carson Lev along. It’s an exploration of the burgeoning Australian automotive aftermarket, passion for cars, building hot rods, preserving the past, and a pontoon-fendered Hyundai concept.