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.
Dave and Dom Tucci, of Tucci Hot Rods and Dom Tucci Design, respectively, join the Gearheads for a laid-back look at some incredible builds, SEMA thrash drama that would crush lesser men, and the incredible community that makes the hot rod industry the greatest on Earth. An episode that spans generations and puts the spotlight on family and respect as the cornerstones for success.
The Gearheads dive deep into the dark art and science of Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property for artists with good friend, mentor and industry expert Carson Lev. The first in a series, we’ll get you up to speed on protecting your work and establishing your brand and protecting each using real-world case studies and experience.
While collecting parts for a prior Z/28 Camaro project, Chip Foose stumbled across a rare 302ci engine out of a 1967 Z/28. He thought it would be really cool to find a 1967 Chevy short bed pickup and then do something that the factory designers should have done back in 1967. How about combining the body of a C-10 with the drivetrain of a Z/28, and then sprinkle some first-generation Camaro bits into the mix? And when you’re done, call it a C/28.
Episode twenty-nine brings it all your way, courtesy of the very vocal and always insightful and entertaining Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design in Simi Valley, California. The guys talk vintage BMX bikes, bass guitar, reality TV and more. We get into the SEMA Show talk, Joe Rogan’s Nova and even a bit of serious health and family discussion, and learn a lot form a very driven and passionate designer and builder. If you’re looking for the ultimate kick in the pants to go and do your thing, this is your episode. Especially if you wear a man bun.
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.
Max Fish of Bio Kustumz fame joins the Gearheads for a mind-bending evening of engineering, air suspension design and a bedazzled pillow. Which was borrowed. Talk turns to philosophy, art, and the value of not only being passionate about your craft, but wholly understanding the core concepts, and then sharing that knowledge.
When I get exiled from the living room, I either go out to the garage and tinker on the hot rods or grab something to read. On one particular night last week, the garage was too cold to paint the parts I was working on. I went back into the house to my mini-library of all of my car books and picked out one on Concept Cars. I had read this particular book many times before, but there’s one car in that book that has always intrigued the heck out of me. It’s the 1956 Chrysler Norseman.