Automotive journalist, author of literally hundreds of books, former director of the NHRA Motorsports and World of Speed Museums and all-around fascinating guy and friend of the Gearheads, Tony Thacker stops by. We talk about the wild and crazy 1970’s car mags, trading cookies for access to the Ferrari plant and design studio, and make some Monty Python references, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.