The Gearheads sat down with JF Launier, Erik Hansen and Tim Strange at the 71st Grand National Roadster Show to discuss the state of the hobby, and building cars to compete at the highest level. It’s an interesting look at the hobby from the perspectives of owner, builder and designer. We cover a lot of ground.
It’s an international episode seventy-four as the Gearheads are joined in The Round Six Experience at the Grand National Roadster Show by Jay Rushforth and Mike Keller to discuss their recent trip to Saudi Arabia and the Riyadh Auto Salon. Get the inside scoop on being hot rod ambassadors, what really went down with the dirty and damaged cars, and what it’s like to be American in the Middle East.
Erin and Dustin Helm join the Gearheads at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show to talk Magnuson Superchargers, careers in the aftermarket industry, covert ops, Marine Biology, work/life balance and more! This one has it all, even a discussion on working for the same employer as your spouse, and having your jobs be your passion. Get out your notebooks, kids. Lots to learn!
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.
Chip Foose and Carson Lev join the Geargeads in the Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show for a reunion of sorts. Having both been prior guests, conversation gets candid on topics like AMBR judging/builds, iconic projects like the Boydster and Hemisfear and more… We even head back to Cars Land.
Hot Rod Magazine and In-N-Out Burger celebrated their 70th Anniversary together with a huge celebration at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. The event turned out over 2000 cars, along with a full day of drag racing and plenty of great food provided by In-N-Out.
Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design decided he needed to build a cool daily driver, but he wanted something different. He wanted something that would stand out while still being just a bit subdued. He finds a solid 1964 Cutlass sitting in front of a local Yamaha dealership and buys it. Once it gets into the shop, he and his team begin the process of building a very simple, reliable combination with a few slick tricks and an incredible amount of attention to detail.
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.
Being a custom painter for the last 25+ years kind of helped when I was taking a basic, somewhat clean ’72 El Camino that belonged to my Dad and built him a pretty wild hot rod and lied to him about the WHOLE project. It was a lot of work over a period of 4 years but it’s been fun watching the world’s oldest 15 year old have fun!