The Truck Show Podcast

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Episode 44 is full of goodness, including a conversation with fellow podcaster Ronnie Wetch from C10 Talk, a look at electric trucks with the founder and CEO of electric vehicle startup Bollinger Motors, Robert Bollinger, and a great clip from SEMA’s Brew Talks about mentorship and vocational education. Ben Palmer from American Expedition Vehicles also drops by with pizza, Dr. Pepper, and a little truck insight.
Learn the BlueDEF Platinum difference with Old World Industry’s Jay Gagnon and hear about Worksport’s innovative new solar tonneau cover, the Terravis, from CEO Steve Rossi. The guys also bring you Matthew Glunt, the human diesel engine impressionist, in an entertaining segment of Know Your Note.
The guys go deep with Dan Tourino from Carli Suspension and talk about everything from how to properly set up your full-size truck suspension to the legendary Carli Pintop. Lightning does a walkaround on one incredible dually and we learn how not to leave 5-Star hotline messages.
The guys get an update from Atlis Motor Vehicles founder Mark Hanchette and a post-TRX follow-up from Ram’s Head, Mike Koval. Also, did you know Lightning had a brother? Us either. Meet Ryan Tilles, owner of a Nissan Frontier.
Emme Hall talks about being the first person outside of Rivian to test the upcoming R1T electric pickup, after successfully piloting one through the Rebelle Rally. Find out what she’s done to her off-roadster Miata, and if she’ll ever take Lightning anywhere. The guys also spend some time with entrepreneur Tim Miller of Surf City Garage and hear the story behind his epic new venture (and Holman’s favorite new place to spend time), Hot Rods & Handguns. Find out how a ’58 Chevy pickup started it all and how Tim turned a lifelong dream into the ultimate enthusiast hangout.
OEM Audio Plus, known for premium plug-and-play audio upgrades for your Toyota Truck or SUV, is expanding into the Jeep market and the guys learn about what goes into the design and engineering of their killer systems. They also get the scoop on Arnott’s acquisition of AccuAir’s assets and when enthusiasts can expect the brand to relaunch.
Holman gets behind the wheel of the Ram TRX in our latest truck review, while Truck Hero’s Sean Marks takes us inside the truck conglomerate and explains how the company works hard to keep the brands relevant and distinctive. GMC also announces the shockingly good Hummer electric super truck.
Learn about the latest in car care products and technology from Chemical Guys co-founder and CEO Paul Schneider and travel with Lightning to MIMO Technik Aerospace where he will share the fascinating world of 3D printing with metal. The guys also discuss Chevy taking the one-ton towing crown with the company’s upgraded 36,000-pound max tow rating for 2021.
Josh Mazerolle of Vague Industries returns to talk about his latest Death Wish project, what happened to the Hilux and what, exactly, did C10 Talk’s Ronnie Wetch have to do with its current state. The guys also get the latest scoop about 4WP Factory’s new wheel and tire lines from 4WP’s Katheryn Reinhardt and Holman details his latest cross-country adventure.
The guys nerd out on the Bilstein shock technology behind the Ford Bronco and RAM TRX with Bilstein’s head of Damper Magic, Jason Engelman. Find out how these shocks work, how they were chosen, and, in the case of the TRX, what makes the Blackhawk e2 the most sophisticated shocks ever installed on a factory pickup. Holman also talks Defender and listeners actually defend Lightning.
Our friend Lyn Woodward returns to the podcast to discuss her ongoing partnership with Nissan and the Rebelle Rally, while breaking some embargoed Nissan NISMO news. Lightning and Holman also talk about their mixed feelings over the departure of Nikola CEO Trevor Milton and their thoughts on the scandal surrounding it.
You may not know his name, but you know his shows. From Overhaulin’ to Dust to Glory, Bud Brutsman has been the driving force behind many of your favorite shows. Also, Holman gets behind the wheel of the ’21 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel and Ford teases a flying SUV in camo. Could it be the rumored Braptor?
Scott Birdsall and Old Smokey smash the Pike’s Peak diesel record, but not without some help from the Cummins Fairy. Holman drives Jeep’s Wrangler 392 concept and Lightning tries to enjoy the rescheduled Daytona Truck Meet without a golf cart. Or passes.
Kory Willis proves that getting knocked down doesn’t mean you are knocked out. He shares the latest news on his battle with the EPA and how the destruction caused by hurricane Laura might have a silver lining. Sean Ramáge from Empire Fab hangs with the guys and talks about his budding empire in the custom truck market and what it is like to run your own shop.
You won’t want to miss this inspirational episode as we get to know entrepreneur Collin Coates, who is chasing his dream of making a name in the automotive industry by building image vehicles and creating world-class content. Then, Rob Spencer from Goose Gear reveals his story of survival after a horrific accident that left him a new man. Find out how he overcame his loss, where he turned his focus, and ultimately how off-roading gave him new purpose, peace, and salvation. And how we gave him a new t-shirt.
The new horsepower king of factory trucks is sporting 702 snorting stallions ready to rock underhood, but in case that isn’t enough, America’s Most Wanted 4x4 can give you up to 1,000 by swapping out those ponies for a hellacious pachyderm. Hear from AMW4x4’s co-owner Jared Petiprin and how he found his passion for engine swaps and turned it into a multi-million-dollar performance business.
Head of Ram Trucks, Mike Koval, joins the guys to talk about the just-announced 702 horsepower Ram 1500 TRX and how much it will set you back to get the keys to one.
Go behind the scenes of two successful American small businesses, one new and one established, to lean about their trajectories, successes, challenges, and most importantly their products. Hear from American Adventure Lab’s Brit Mansell and Clint Cannon from ATS Diesel Performance. Another budding American busines, Nikola, announces a big order for more commercial trucks in an important industry.
Consummate automotive host and Discovery’s resident gearhead, Chris Jacobs, joins the guys to kick off Shark Week and to talk about his illustrious career of television gigs, before revealing his new daily driver. Holman goes on a ride along with Fox and pro-driver Jason Scherer to learn all about their new direct replacement shock family and Lightning looks for ways to make his steering wheel less sticky.
Our good buddy Ronnie Wetch returns to the show to offer up pearls of wisdom for Lightning’s C20 build, while also giving the guys an inside scoop about firefighting and the trucks behind them. Holman and Ronnie rename the Rusty Max to something that might actually be cool, and Lighting is non-committal to the change.
AEM’s Lawson Mollica discusses vehicle electronics, engine swaps, and how AEM’s solutions can make your project a little easier. The guys reveal what factory SUV will be rocking a 710hp V-8 in 2021 and talk about that one non-truck project they wouldn’t bust the other for having.
The guys have a conversation with Warn’s Andy Lilienthal about synthetic vs. steel wire rope, Chinese vs. American winches, Warn’s latest products and Lighting discovers Warn hubs. Diesel Power’s KJ Jones return to dive further into the subject of fueling your diesel truck with gas and answers the question “What is Red Diesel?”. Holman also shares his winning strategy for paying all of the household bills, while still having wife-approved funds for personal projects.
Ford's horse is finally out of the barn and Jeep drops a 392ci Hemi V-8 right in the thick of things. The guys get together with automotive host and journalist Jonny Lieberman to discuss The Bronco and Wrangler in this special bonus episode.
Our friends Theresa Contreras and Sara Morosan from LGE-CTS are back to discuss their new company, Baja Forged, and a bunch of other hilarious stuff. The guys talk to a GM tech who has dealt with the aftermath of gasoline being run through a Duramax engine during regen, and the guys pick out five classic trucks they wish they owned.
Lightning relives his Mini Truckin’ youth at the Southern California Mini Truck Council’s meetup, Crystal Wiken from Bolt Lock tells us all about one of the greatest automotive products of all time, and Ford just dropped the mighty 7.3L Godzilla gas big block into their crate engine catalog. Also, find out which podcast reluctantly mentioned The Truck Show Podcast after listening to our show against their better judgement.
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Podcast Details

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The Truck Show Podcast
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 30th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 30th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
156
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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