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.
Airbrush maestro and Disney artist extraordinaire, Art Alvarez stops by to share the incredible story of his career.From humble beginnings to touring with Ed Roth to drawing for the Mouse, Art has seemingly done it all, yet is just getting started on the next leg of his creative journey.
THE Jonathan Goolsby of Goolsby Customs drops by to help celebrate sixty episodes of The Round Six Podcast, and the Gearheads get all sidetracked in the best manner possible. Talk runs from SEMA Show-stopping Dusters to third-gen Camaros…. to, well, the infamous teddy bear wheel. We’re not sorry.
The Gearheads head back to the circus… Circus Paint, that is, as they travel down memory lane with Bert Quimby, and find it lined with famous funny cars. The master graphics and lettering ace sits down to talk paint, trends and even vinyl wraps. A fun episode that’s loaded with history and covered in gold leaf.
On episode fifty-eight, the Gearheads sit with Elana Scherr of Edmunds.com to talk careers in automotive journalism, daily driving a classic car in LA traffic, dogs, motorsports, engine swaps, and if you can believe it, more stuff as well. What does ninety-weight smell like when mixed with bananas? We ponder THAT, too. Barbara Walters has nothing on us.
The Gearheads welcome Delmo to the Round Six Podcast and talk trends, branding, organic business and brand growth and international art heists. The man who effectively created the modern truck trend discusses his move from California to Arizona, partnering brands and more. A laid-back and informative episode.