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 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.
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.
Danny D’s “Paint or Die” is an annual, invitation-only event that brings some of the world’s best custom painters, pinstripers and artists together for an epic festival of eye candy. Round Six takes you inside of the fabled party, and gets you up close and personal with the mind-bending talent on display.
I was in the mini-truckin’ scene pretty heavily. I drove a convertible Isuzu pickup. Two 15’s in the bed under a hard tonneau with a “crawl through” and of course – mint green paint with peach scallops! Looking back it was a hack job, but MAN was I proud of it! Chicks loved it, cowboys hated it, so you know it was cool. I was hanging with my small circle of mini-truck friends at a show. We were kind of snickering (quietly) at a Ford Pinto that had been entered. Bone stock, horrid repaint (fresh paint, still fuming) and rainbow stickers poorly applied running from the headlight to tail light. We joked that the guy must have spent more on the $15 entry fee than the whole car. Danny sat and listened to us, never saying a word while we joked about it for several minutes like immature guys do…