It's Good to be the King
On a sunny Spring afternoon, Brad and Brian dropped in on Pro-Street legend Matt Hay to talk Carroll Shelby, collecting memorabilia, cars that got away, tubbed pink street machine Thunderbirds and Indy cars. Needless to say, talk led to ideas, ideas led to action, and we drove two of those things around the neighborhood. Here’s some video.
The Round Six crew makes the most of a great opportunity when they are granted All Access passes to SEMA, which leads to them being a part of a very special event. Every year, Chip Foose judges the BASF Glasurit Best Paint Award at SEMA. This year, his agent, Carson Lev asked Round Six to video the event for Chip’s YouTube channel. Tag along as the Round Six team recollects the events of the night as Chip rolls through the empty SEMA show floor and gives all a Master Class in automotive styling in the process.
Are your ears untrustworthy? Prefer to be one of those “show me” people instead? Watch episode thirty-four of the podcast, filmed from the Magnaflow stage in Hot Rod Alley at the 2018 SEMA Show. Includes bonus material and exclusive coverage of the show!
Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design decided he needed to build a cool daily driver, but he wanted something different. He wanted something that would stand out while still being just a bit subdued. He finds a solid 1964 Cutlass sitting in front of a local Yamaha dealership and buys it. Once it gets into the shop, he and his team begin the process of building a very simple, reliable combination with a few slick tricks and an incredible amount of attention to detail.
Our good friend, mentor and guide in the industry, Carson Lev, shares a very candid tale of his experience with prostate cancer. Having been tested at the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show, he was one of the fortunate to have been detected early, and receive life-saving surgery and treatment. Join us for that and some other amazing stories on this special edition of the Round Six Podcast!
Three years ago, Roger Hickey lost his dad Harry. Wishing to offer a proper send-off for the man who so inspired him, Roger orchestrated a plan to properly lay his father to rest. In doing so, there was not only a fitting tribute, but a world record as well.
The 2018 running of Speed Week may be the best Bonneville event in decades. The condition of the salt hasn’t been this good in years, and along with the great weather, speed records are being broken every day. One thing is for sure, no existing record is safe at the 2018 Bonneville Speed Week.
Ever since I was a kid, I loved land speed racing. Guys like Gary Gabelich, Mickey Thompson, Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons seemed “otherworldly” in their quest to go faster than anyone. As I grew older, I decided there was some goals I needed to chase in this amazing form of “free-for-all” motorsports and this version definitely had my name written all over it. I decided to build a streamliner and go play with some crazy guys and girls and chase some crazy records.
We Gearheads love a good story, and our guests bring them in spades! Industry icon Chip Foose sat with us on episode twenty, and one of the great stories he shared was of some late-night (and mid-day) time trials in his Volkswagen GTI along San Marcos Pass. Hearing it is one thing, but seeing him tell it is better. You can do that here.
Catch previous episodes of the Round Six Podcast over on YouTube! We’ve been loading the channel with all sorts of great content, and the entire podcast episode archive is no exception. This episode with Scott Sullivan is one of our all-time fan favorites, and is loaded with great history and even a tale of the Street Machine of the Year award that you won’t hear anywhere else!
If you’re a NASCAR fan, you’re probably as nuts about the night race at Bristol as we are. There’s just something about a big time race under the lights that makes it so much better than daytime racing. It’s 162,000 fans and 43 cars inside a bullring. Perhaps it’s the sparks generated when the cars bottom out, or the flames that shoot out of the exhaust pipes when they enter the corners. Whatever it is, we can’t get enough of it. Alex and Brian sit and talk with the “illuminati” of Bristol Motor Speedway, and become enlightened themselves.
The Gearheads offer their expanded thoughts and opinions on the topic of the Street Machine of the Year award, as well as the state of the hobby in general. Building from the eighth episode of the podcast, it’s a brief yet insightful look on where we are, and where the whole thing is headed, street machine-wise.