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.
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 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.
The 1992 NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky became one of the most memorable events in history, and not because of the car or spectator count. It was memorable because of a massive thunderstorm that hit the area and dumped nearly 5 inches of rain in just two hours, stranding hundreds of cars. Follow along as we talk about some of the issues that happened, the massive effort to get cars to higher ground, and the aftermath.
Over the years, some great stories have come out about the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. One of the best stories is about how it all started. The First Annual Rod & Custom Street Rod Nationals was a huge success with nearly 600 pre-1949 street rods from all over the country making the show. This weekend marks the forty-ninth NSRA Street Rod Nationals, and here’s the story of where it all began…