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If you've been following this show for a while you know that 1970's and 80's TV cars (and trucks) have had a huge influence on the cars we all love today. From the General Lee, to KITT, to the A-Team, all of those shows featured a hero vehicle that was just as much a character as any one of the individual actors. Today's episode is a full take on yet another beloved classic...and features a full rundown of everything you'll need to know to build your very own "Fall Guy" Square-Body GMC truck! Even better, our guest Nathan Warren has more passion for this topic than anyone I know. Buckle up for takeoff! ****** Presented with Good Guys! Upcoming events include: Goodguys 6th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals Presented by Griot's Garage April 23-25, 2021 **Use Our Custom Link for Signup Discount!** www.eventbrite.com/e/138860897683/?discount=GGMUSCLE Goodguys 2nd RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals May 21 - 23, 2021 Utah State Fairpark **Use Our Custom Link for Signup Discount!** www.eventbrite.com/e/138872376015/?discount=GGMUSCLE The post TMCP #464: Warren Customs – The Full Build Recipe to Create an Accurate Replica of Colt Seavers “The Fall Guy” Truck! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week, we get a chance to catch up with a previous guest and friend of the show Garrett Daniels. When I interviewed Garrett three years ago in episode 351, he was just starting out on his own trying to make a business out of his passion of fabrication. Specifically, he wanted to specialize in roll cages and off road suspension for the trucks he loved most. Since then many things went well, some things became "difficult learning lessons", but it all helped him to adapt and thrive to where he is today! Big News: GoodGuys is promoting upcoming events and we have discounts for two of them! Goodguys 6th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals Presented by Griot's Garage April 23-25, 2021 **Use Our Custom Link for Signup Discount!** www.eventbrite.com/e/138860897683/?discount=GGMUSCLE Goodguys 2nd RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals May 21 - 23, 2021 Utah State Fairpark **Use Our Custom Link for Signup Discount!** www.eventbrite.com/e/138872376015/?discount=GGMUSCLE The post TMCP #463: Garrett Daniels Revisited – How To Survive, Adapt, and Thrive Your Off-Road Fab Shop Dream Business! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
It's the first show of April, and once again time for our monthly Ask Rick segment with Rick Schmidt! This time I wanted to know more about the unusual and rare vehicles in his collection. On our family trip to Florida we had a chance to stop in at NPD and were shown around the incredible collection that Rick and his father have amassed over the years. The "personal luxury car" segment of giant Buicks, Olds, Lincolns, and Fords is second to none....but the 1987 Firebird that really caught my eye was produced by a huge company in the 1980's that is nothing but a memory today! The post TMCP #462: Ask Rick – 60’s and 70’s Personal Luxury Cars, eBay Values, and the Rise and Fall of ASC – American Sunroof Corp first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
Larry Callahan is back! For 2021 Larry will be joining us quarterly in a feature interview to bring the latest Pro-Touring event information straight from Pro-Touring.com. Larry is the "OG" of the Pro-Touring social media movement and a dear friend. You can take what he says to the bank! Upcoming Events: Larry was able to get a comprehensive list of events for this quarter and I have posted it below. He also said he would be adding links to it and hosting it on the Pro-Touring.com website. It is exciting to see so many events listed including many that are brand new while some events are older established events that are going to see a huge upswing in interest due to pent up frustration. It will be very interesting to see what new vehicles emerge freshly built and ready to race as well as old familiar vehicles with new updates bursting forth from sequestering garages. People are anxious to use their cars after a completely missed summer in 2020 and this year will be the one to watch and attend. The post TMCP #461: Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan – Spring Autocross and Pro-Touring Events for 2021! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Damon Sampson: Why MAST Motorsports is the LS and LT Powerhouse! In the past 15 years many engine companies have come and gone, but Horace Mast’s “MAST Motorsports” became the go-to place for many top builders and racers to source their extra hot LS engines (and today, LT engines). While nothing speaks higher […] The post TMCP #460: Damon Sampson – Why MAST Motorsports is the LS and LT Powerhouse! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
It's the first show of month, and therefore time for our monthly Ask Rick segment with Rick Schmidt! I wanted to know his thoughts on the latest NASCAR happenings, the end of factory muscle cars, and of course his thumbs up or down on a selection of internet cars.  Specifically, with the gasoline powered engines of today (seemingly) about to come to an end, I wanted to know which model he might buy as well as how he would trick it out. In Rick's words, "I like muscle cars that are optioned out like a Lincoln!" The post TMCP #459: Ask Rick – If Gasoline Powered Modern Muscle Cars are Dying…Which Could be the Best Future Investment? first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I spoke to Tom Rightler, founder of Mid Atlantic Muscle Cars in Bridgeton, NJ. Tom is know for his excellence in restoring most muscle cars, but specifically Chevelle's. Tom's dad was a mechanic for thirty years so he grew up around cars and wrenching on them for fun. Like a lot of us, cars were his escape and relaxation! He walked into his first job in a family owned office supply business, learned the trade, and stayed there for years as his hobby turned into a very successful "side hustle." Detail and accuracy became his trademark and over the course of a decade he became a well known name in the Chevelle restoration world. He even went to night school...just to learn body work, welding, and painting! The post TMCP #458: Tom Rightler, the Chevelle Doctor: Performing Top Notch OEM Restorations! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I caught up with a very special friend of the show, Mike Finnegan. I met Mike on The Hot Rod Power Tour in 2015. That later fostered into a friendship that launched the Kibbe and Finnegan Podcast in 2016 (which today is the Kibbe and Friends Show). Mike's best known as the host of popular automotive shows Roadkill (Motor Trend), Finnegan's Garage (YouTube), and Faster with Finnegan (Motor Trend). More importantly than all that, he's LOVES to make hilariously fun automobile projects with his friends and share them with the world. That's the subject of today's discussion! The post TMCP #457: Mike Finnegan Returns – Zany 200 MPH Cadillacs, Hemi Powered ’55 Chevy’s, and YouTube Stardom Tricks! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
Investing: In this day and age of huge government stimulus packages, thoughts turn to rising costs and inflation. Since our audience could invest in something, why not follow Rick's model and invest in what they know best; cars! Rick shared that one of the lessons his father believed most was to invest in yourself first, and as such the stock market is now where he chose to invest but instead in his businesses and in assets. The car collection they curated.....wasn't actually for an investment though, though it resulted in one. In addition they chose to purchase low mile, highly optioned cars not as speculation bets, but simply because they liked them! Some are rare, some are not, but all are special. Today if they wished to sell a portion of the collection they would certainly see a great return....but that day may or may not ever come. Why? They still like the cars! The post TMCP #456 – Ask Rick, The Realities of Classic Cars as Investments; Which 2021 Muscle Cars Are Collectible? first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This weeks interview is very special and very different from my normal routine. I got to hang out with my longtime friend Joe Weldon and experience the purchase of a lifetime with he and his family; a brand new mid-engine C8 Corvette, delivered to him at the Corvette Museum!  The post TMCP #455: Joe Weldon’s 14-Month Saga of Buying A New C8 Corvette with Museum Delivery! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This weeks interview is with Matt Vaudrin of the RumBuilder YouTube channel to talk about Dirt Rally Racing in his "clapped out" 1994 Mustang. In the past year he has found that his (mostly) stock 5.0 Mustang is the key to amazing fun in the sport of "Rallycross!" The post TMCP #454: Dirt-tastic! Amazing, Affordable, Sponsored, Rallycross Fun in 1990’s Muscle Cars! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
2021 is now here! This week in particular marks my 10 year anniversary if leaving the corporate world behind to chase some crazy new dreams. While I can't say it went exactly to plan, I CAN say that I wouldn't change any second of it. The friends, the adventures, and the experiences have been overwhelming. Thank YOU! I tried my best to share the good, bad, and ugly of that very first week in business (i.e. it was a massive failure). 10 years later, I'm a little older, balder, and wiser.  My hope is that what I shared in this episode will be a big help to those of you in the automotive business of your choosing, no matter what that is.  The post TMCP #453: Happy New Year 2021! 10 Years of TMCP Full Time; Ask Rick, The REAL Start of NPD first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
It may be 2020, but the Christmas episode of TMCP is live and features the most sought after guest (internationally) for this time of year: Santa Claus! This his his record breaking 12th year in a row, in fact. He makes it a point to come on this show every Christmas and marks this as the ONLY official media interview he does each year. That's right...The MuscleCar Place has the exclusive! Santa even revealed that his "get-around" at the North Pole is a big block El Camino. Good luck finding out that kind of hard-hitting factual detail on the "news" outlets! Presented with Holley! Holley has two insane contests going on right now, and you can enter! Click here to enter to win a $20,000 small block Ford AND David Freiburger's '66 Buick! http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyRoadkill and http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyFord The post TMCP #452: The Mother of all Christmas Episodes…..Featuring Santa Claus! Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I had the great privilege to talk with Bill Rhine, owner and founder of Rhine Enterprises. If you LOVE watching vintage stock cars, love the history of NASCAR, and LOVE the idea of restoring and racing vintage stock cars....this is the episode you've been waiting for. Bill has NASCAR racing in his blood and may love the sport more than he entire France family combined! The post TMCP #451: Rhine Built; Bill Rhine on Restoring Track Used NASCAR Cars from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I had the pleasure of once again talking with my great friend, my brother from another mother, and the owner of Allison Customs, Jeff Allison! It has been a little while since we just talked and ten years since we started collaborating on the build of my Chevelle. Jeff launched his business (officially) in spring of 2011 and my Chevelle was the first car his company took on. 10 years later it's been a life changer for us both! I asked him on to discuss the journey, how 2020 has affected him, and also....how to REALLY set up 2-stroke racing go-kart I bought from him to enjoy with my son! The post TMCP #450: Jeff Allison – SEMA Cars, Mustang Restorations, And 80MPH Go Karts – Ask Rick, Can You Restore The Soul Out Of A Car? first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I spoke to Marc Methot, the Editor and Publisher of CARtoons magazine! The original automotive comic book publication ceased production in 1991, and Marc brought it back to life in 2015. This is the story of its rebirth...and how "Krass and Bernie" were able to come back once again! The post TMCP #449 Marc Methot and The Return of Your Favorite Childhood Comic Book, CARtoons!!! – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
Presented with Holley! Holley has two insane contests going on right now, and you can enter! Click here to enter to win a $20,000 small block Ford AND David Freiburger's '66 Buick! http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyRoadkill and http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyFord Charlie Hyatt loved working on hot rods and had a career of working in hot rod shops throughout Minnesota. For years he he dreamt of having his own hot rod building business....and with young children at home and a pandemic hitting the country, he moved forward with it. And it's working! This is his story. The post TMCP #448: Charlie Hyatt, Innovative Rod and Customs, Starting a Brand New Business in the Midst of a Covid Crisis first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
Presented with Holley! Holley has two insane contests going on right now, and you can enter! Click here to enter to win a $20,000 small block Ford AND David Freiburger's '66 Buick! http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyRoadkill and http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyFord This week is another LIVE FROM THE SCENE interview and this time from our show producer Bernie McPartland. He was able to attend the recent AAA Texas Fall Nationals this past October and record a track side interview with Clay Millican himself! Also in this show: NPD's Ask Rick on whether or not to change business tactics after the election. The post TMCP #447: Packing Chutes at 300MPH – Live NHRA Event with Clay Millican; NPD’s Ask Rick – Should an Election Outcome Change Your Business Strategy? first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week is the third of several interviews from the first ever Holley "MOPARTY" event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Friend of the show (and Holley marketing superstar) Blane Burnett was able to line us up with some great interviews at the event with some famous people. MOPAR lovers young and old will recognize the names of many of our guests. Since SEMA was a no go this year, I was determined to make the Holley MOPARTY a better than fitting replacement to our yearly special segments live from the event. The episode features the VERY FIRST Charger 500 ever built as well as the world famous (and Bonneville record setting) K&K Dodge Daytona! The post TMCP #446: Holley MOPARTY 2020 Special #3 – Richard Meyers, The Very First Charger 500 – Tim Wellborn, Driving the K&K Insurance Daytona in the Footsteps of Legends – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Moparty 2020: Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance Ty Peek of Holley This week is the second of several interviews from the first ever Holley “MOPARTY” event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Friend of the show (and Holley marketing superstar) Blane Burnett was able to line us up with some great interviews at the […] The post TMCP #445: Holley MOPARTY 2020 Special #2 – Mike Copeland – Arrington’s Focus on Gen III Swaps, – Ty Peek – Holley’s Performance Engineering and Research Lab first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
Feature Guests from MOPARTY: YouTube Sensation Dylan McCool and the World Famous "Mr. Norm!" This week is the first of several interviews from the first ever Holley "MOPARTY" event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Friend of the show (and Holley marketing superstar) Blane Burnett was able to line us up with some great interviews at the event with some famous people. MOPAR lovers young and old will recognize the names of many of our guests. Since SEMA was a no go this year, I was determined to make the Holley MOPARTY a better than fitting replacement to our yearly special segments live from the event. The post TMCP #444: Holley MOPARTY 2020 Special #1 – YouTube Sensation Dylan McCool and “Mr Norm” Kraus, The Biggest MOPAR Dealer Ever; Ask Rick – The Return of Events in 2021 first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I spoke to Tyler Gibson, someone I have interacted with for a decade at different Good Guys autocross events...but have never really met. I've watched he and his sister utterly dominate while running their Scout II, and couldn't get over how it was always dialed into the track while simultaneously being aimed with the nose and steered with the tail. I love Tyler's driving style as well (all out) and decided it was finally time to learn how they've done it! It turns out....the car events were (and are) just a chance for the family to hang out together! The post TMCP #443: Tyler Gibson’s Secrets About His Tail Wagging Autocross Dominating Scout II; Pro-Touring Update With Larry Callahan first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This week I spoke to Melanie Henry, Marketing Graphics Designer at UMI Performance and founder of Mel's Car Shows. The car shows came before her career with UMI and may have just been the introduction that led her there. She has perfected the art of specific charity fund raiser car shows, now hosting six different car events each year! The post TMCP #442: Melanie Henry on Mastering Car Shows for Charity and Becoming UMI’s Marketing Graphic Designer first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This weeks interview is with Chris Holtrom, longtime friend and many time repeat interviewee dating years back to TMCP Episode #50. Chris is also famous as the owner and namesake of Chris Holstrom Concepts and the creator of many show winning automotive creations at huge venues like SEMA. Just recently we asked him on The Kibbe and Friends Show (K&F Episode 159) to discuss the experience of his entire family contracting COVID-19! It was a remarkable insight into his realities of it all. At the end of that long interview he dropped a tiny comment about changing his entire business from a fun but (at times) consuming job into a highly profitable and life-fitting business! And then "with that bombshell, goodnight!" the show ended. I knew in that second that Chris was coming back on to explain himself. This is that show, and believe me it is amazing! If you own a shop, a business, or would like to this may just be revolutionary for you. The post TMCP #441: It REALLY IS Possible! Chris Holstrom Customs on How to Create a PROFITABLE and FUN Custom Car Shop! – Ask Rick, How To Choose a Catalog Cover Car first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
This weeks interview is with a fellow Mopar owner, Pentastar Geek, and Podcaster Chris Albrecht. I asked Chris on to celebrate the shows 440th episode and maybe talk a bit about the famous Chrysler RB 440 engine. Chris is the founder of The Mopar Hunter Facebook page and the host of the  Talking Mopars podcast! The post TMCP #440: Chris Albrecht, The Mopar Hunter, Talking Mopars and Dishing on the 440 Big Block – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.
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Created by
Robert Kibbe
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Sep 12th, 2014
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
248
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
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Episodic
Language
English

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