Phoenix area hot rodder, louver artist, and overall cheerleader for the car hobby Chip Quinn of Hot Rod Central Louver Company joins Brad King on the first episode of Stories N’ Steel on our brand-new YouTube channel! Join them as they discuss cars, mini bikes, motorcycles and more, and look deep into car guy conundrums.
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.
The Gearheads sit down to announce their all-new Amazon Prime Video series Stories N’ Steel, dropping this Black Friday. The guys explain what it’s like to self-produce a show, bringing the stories of the best builders, collectors and craftsmen to screen, and how it all ties together with the podcast. And Brad gets a new nickname.
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 sit down for a bit with Jimmy Falschlehner and discuss hot rods, the glory days at So-Cal Speed Shop back in the day, re-imagining your brand, surfing, road trips and nearly lighting Billy Gibbons on fire. This one really has a little something for everyone.
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.
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.
On episode forty-three, Dave Lane joins the Gearheads to talk hot rods, inspiration, and running a one-man show. Conversation turns to design and the importance of communication and becomes a masterclass in planning your shop’s future. If you’re working to decipher the mystery of customer attraction and retention, this is your episode.
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.
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.