The State of the Hobby Roundtable
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.
Jason Rushforth: What’s in a Name?
Designer Jason Rushforth joins the Gearheads on episode seventy-two to talk Porsche, starting a wheel company, the Riyadh Auto Salon in Saudi Arabia, and BMX bikes. It’s a fun and winding road, and is an interesting look at starting a design career and building a name.
M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool
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.
Paint in the ‘Blood: Kenny Youngblood
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.
Where a Derelict Becomes an ICON
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.”
Bob Thrash: Surrounded by Legends
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.
Power Tour Magnetism: Creating the Art
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.
A Circus of Paint and Lettering
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.
John D’Agostino: Custom with a K
Get a sneak peek at the bonus content available to our patrons as the Gearheads sit and talk kustom cars with John D’Agostino of Celebrity Kustoms. Recorded in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, this one goes world-wide and back in time, too.
Directing a Design Career Arc
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.