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.
Our pal (and former guest) Jay Rushforth drops a quick look at his experience with Mike Keller at the 2019 Global Auto Salon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this past November. This builds on our episode about the trip, and offers some great photos from the experience as well. You’ve read the social media posts about it from those who weren’t there, now get the lowdown from someone who was.
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.
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.
Episode fourteen goes all over the place from Hemi-powered Healeys to concours-level Tucker automobiles with the prolific, super-talented and even nicer still Rob Ida. It’s a fun walk down mmory lane and heads straight through the present day and into the future, too. Also there may have been talk of a game show. It’s that kind of episode, naturally.
In Episode Seven, we sat down with documentarian Adam Kontras, and talked DeLorean DMC-12’s, time machines, Back to the Future movie cars, LS engine swaps, family drama, Shakesperian betrayal… and Eric’s eating habits.
All of this as Adam’s documentary, Fastest DeLorean in the World hits Amazon Prime Video, sharing fortuitous timing with another story about a kid from Columbus Ohio who happens to race a DeLorean, “Ready Player One.” Talk about things being delicately interconnected.