With Brad out on a super-secret, pre-SEMA Show mission, Alex and Brian discuss the performance enthusiast industry and signature automotive events with Jimi Day. As one of the founders of FM3 Performance Marketing, Jimi is an experiential marketer, meaning that he and his team provide not just an event, but a targeted experience for the attendees and participants. The guys dig into what all of that means, the life of an escort card distributor in Vegas, and Brian’s pitch for the Altamont of car events.
Episode twenty-nine brings it all your way, courtesy of the very vocal and always insightful and entertaining Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design in Simi Valley, California. The guys talk vintage BMX bikes, bass guitar, reality TV and more. We get into the SEMA Show talk, Joe Rogan’s Nova and even a bit of serious health and family discussion, and learn a lot form a very driven and passionate designer and builder. If you’re looking for the ultimate kick in the pants to go and do your thing, this is your episode. Especially if you wear a man bun.
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.
Episode twenty-four lands in your lap with an orange blur and a heaping plate full of our friend Brad Fanshaw, the man behind iconic action sports marketing, hot rod brands and so much more. We talk podcasting, television shows, first cars and billet guitars among other things… If you’re interested in what it tales to make a unique brand statement in the very noisy automotive aftermarket, you won’t want to miss this one.
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.
Episode twenty-two brings one of our favorite people, Kevin Oeste to the show! The Gearheads finally nail the schedule and sit to talk about the hobby, youth involvement, the SEMA Show, YouTube, Muscle Car TV and coffee cake. It goes all over the place with a big purpose. There’s science, sex, Buicks… and even some flat Earth talk. Yeah, this is one for the books.
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.
We’re celebrating twenty episodes of the podcast, and how better to do it than with a very special guest? The Gearheads sit down with Chip Foose for an evening of great stories, design insight and perhaps a bit of soul cleansing with regard to a certain VW GTi. And fan fiction. Because reasons.
Mike Alexander, the man behind FLO Airride Manufacturing, Slam’d Magazine and Rev’n Media joins the Gearheads for an enlightening, empowering and inspirational conversation on the art of work ethic. We talk branding, marketing, sponsorships and the SEMA Show, too. And possibly nipples. Like you’d expect anything less.