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 a very special episode thirty-two, Zane Cullen of Cotati Speed Shop joins the Gearheads to talk SEMA, project cars and the day-to-day ins and outs of running a multi-person hot rod shop. Things go wildly sideways but get back on track deftly as we explore the science and psychology of managing personnel, evolving a brand and business, and finally the super-secret SEMA Show debut plan. Boom.
On episode thirty-one, the Gearheads talk project cars, photoshoots and the trials and tribulations of starting a car magazine from the ground up with Automotive Photographer Robert McGaffin. You’ve probably seen his work on a number of covers over the years, and on this episode, we pull the covers back on what it takes to make it as one of the best lens men in the hot rod world.
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.
On episode twenty-three, the Gearheads welcome long-time friend and Ridler Award-winning car craftsman JF Launier to the show. The guys talk build stories, driving in the snow, doing donuts in Cobo Hall, and things even get all marine biological when Alex drops the term “Plecostomus.” A French Canadian and a word that Jacques Cousteau might use. Put on your drinking toque, this one is going to get heavy, eh.
Hot rod and custom builder, TV star and all-around good guy Tim Strange stops by to hang out with the Gearheads and talk cars, television shows, marketing, sponsorships, goat sex changes and more. We even explore the potential of hot rod fat camp and buffet syndrome, neither of which are related. Yeah, you won’t want to miss this one.
Our good friends over at Cotati Speed Shop have been banging away at this killer 1968 All Wheel Drive Camaro project, and it can be seen this weekend in Pomona at the Grand National Roadster Show. Hear this bad-boy roar from the comfort of your chair…
Which of our American states places the greatest amount of rake into their hot rod grille shells? What really happens on set-up day when chasing the AMBR trophy? And what popular gas station probably won’t be sponsoring any of us following a suggestion to use their hamburgers as shop tools? The answers to these and many other VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS are to be discovered when the Round Six Gearheads are joined for a fun evening of benchracing and laughs with the Veazie brothers from So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona. Enjoy a pre-GNRS thrash break with the guys in episode four.