Ryan Thompson attends the 2019 Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall and gives his honest review of the show. Most notably, his commentary about the Great 8 contenders indicates that the show’s dynamic seems to be changing. The turnout and quality of the cars downstairs was a little light this year compared to year’s past, but the builders and spectators that attended this year’s Autorama didn’t seem to mind. When you get that many of your hot rod friends together in one place, you can’t help but have a great time!
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 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.
The Round Six crew makes the most of a great opportunity when they are granted All Access passes to SEMA, which leads to them being a part of a very special event. Every year, Chip Foose judges the BASF Glasurit Best Paint Award at SEMA. This year, his agent, Carson Lev asked Round Six to video the event for Chip’s YouTube channel. Tag along as the Round Six team recollects the events of the night as Chip rolls through the empty SEMA show floor and gives all a Master Class in automotive styling in the process.
On episode twenty-three, the Gearheads welcome long-time friend and Ridler Award-winning car craftsman JF Launier to the show. The guys talk build stories, driving in the snow, doing donuts in Cobo Hall, and things even get all marine biological when Alex drops the term “Plecostomus.” A French Canadian and a word that Jacques Cousteau might use. Put on your drinking toque, this one is going to get heavy, eh.