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!
On episode thirty-eight, the Gearheads finally get to sit down with Steve Cook and his son Mike and Alan Childers of Steve Cook Creations, and gain some sage advice and perspective from one of the premier shops in the country, if not the world. We dive deep into the philosophy and collaborative build environment in the shop. If you want to know the value of and hard work that go into making it all look simple, this is your episode.
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.
We’re celebrating twenty episodes of the podcast, and how better to do it than with a very special guest? The Gearheads sit down with Chip Foose for an evening of great stories, design insight and perhaps a bit of soul cleansing with regard to a certain VW GTi. And fan fiction. Because reasons.