The Gearheads sat down with JF Launier, Erik Hansen and Tim Strange at the 71st Grand National Roadster Show to discuss the state of the hobby, and building cars to compete at the highest level. It’s an interesting look at the hobby from the perspectives of owner, builder and designer. We cover a lot of ground.
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.
The Gearheads were honored to host our friends Doug Jerger and Tim Benedict in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show. Doug and Tim shared some great stories, including the most unlikely of AMBR wins. You don’t want to miss that one! Good times, great laughs and a lot of history on Episode fifty-five.
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.
Ryan Thompson attends the 2019 Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall and gives his honest review of the show. Most notably, his commentary about the Great 8 contenders indicates that the show’s dynamic seems to be changing. The turnout and quality of the cars downstairs was a little light this year compared to year’s past, but the builders and spectators that attended this year’s Autorama didn’t seem to mind. When you get that many of your hot rod friends together in one place, you can’t help but have a great time!
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.
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.
Josh Mishler of Advanced Plating joins the Gearheads on episode forty-one for a great conversation about forging a career in the hot rod industry. A wealth of information and advice for the young generation looking to make a break, Josh works to bring his career arc and the advice of industry professionals to all via his role with SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance Education Days at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals and more. Learn all about chrome plating, and get tips on prepping your parts for the best possible finish!
On episode twenty-eight, the Gearheads host Brian Brennan, the Network Director at the Motor Trend Group. You may know him best as the Editor of Street Rodder Magazine (and his work with Classic Trucks Magazine, Chevy High Performance and ‘Vette, just to name a few), and you’ll most likely come to know him in this episode as a guiding light in the hot rod industry and hobby, and one heck of an entertaining and nice guy. Even after the drive-by mooning story.