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V8 Radio:  Careers Of Passion for Future Technicians and More!
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover a lot of ground on this episode of V8 Radio, starting with the expected “overselling adjective” followed by the automotive trivia questions and the ensuing anxiety! Later, they touch on some repairs Kevin made to his 1962 Ford Galaxie, the recent V8 Speed & Resto Shop “Dust-Off”, and several Skills USA tours that brought automotive tech students to the shop. They also chat about the RPM foundation and the new Arch Restoration Club starting and some new ways to get kid excited about cool cars. You’ll hear all this and more on this “Chockers” episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio:  50th Episodes of V8 Radio, and Top Modifications To Improve Your Muscle Car
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste celebrate 50 episodes of V8 Radio with a chat about their top 5 (or 6) modifications for classics or muscle cars to make them drive and handle better. Of course, these are for cars that are not 100% all originals that would be hurt by modifying. And as always, there’s automotive trivia and a few laughs along the way celebrating the 50th episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: Car Magazines, iTunes, Kids With Cool Cars, and More
On this episode, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the current state of some successful print car enthusiast magazines including recent releases Rodding Revolutions and Wheel Hub, as well as longtime favorites The Rodder's Journal, Hemmings Motor news, and of course, the return of CARtoons Magazine! They also touch on a cool '77 Pontiac Trans Am that just went home after a visit to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an engine replacement. That's pretty routine in our shop, but the fact that the owners are twin 16 year old guys is not! It's great to see younger people digging these kinds of cars. Our hosts also chat about the recent placement of V8 Radio on the iTunes "Popular Automotive Podcast" listings! You'll also find the usual trivia question and some other nonsense, and you've got the latest episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: Considerations About Classic Car Refinishing
On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about the realities of painting classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods. With so much misinformation about the time and materials required to refinish an old car, they thought this would be a good topic to shed some light on things to consider when contemplating a re-paint. Of course, they'll share a trivia question or two and just as many laughs, and you have the latest V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: Cars In Space and Breaking News about Mike's GTO Engine!
It's been a long time coming, but Mike Clarke finally has some huge news about his 1967 Pontiac GTO's engine! Mike and Kevin break the story. Then, they chat about the recent SpaceX launch test of the Falcon Heavy spacecraft loaded with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster. Was it just a stunt? Find out all this and more, complete with new trivia questions on the latest episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio:  Cars On The Moon, V8 Speed and Resto Shop Updates, Trivia, and MORE!
This time, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste discuss some restoration projects both new and freshly completed at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, ranging from a ‘67 Mustang Convertible to a ‘76 Pontiac Trans Am LE 455 4-speed arriving soon for a complete fuel injection conversion. And maybe a 1947 Dodge cross bred with a Mercedes diesel! There is the usual overselling adjective, and of course the trivia question… this time provided by Mike’s wife Jen, and it is out of this world! Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or our other distribution platforms to share in the fun of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: Getting Projects Back On Track, Headlight Relays, Muscle Car Of The Week, Trivia, and More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about their buddy Paul’s 1962 Buick Electra project, which just arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to return it to the road. They also talk about the benefits of a recent headlight relay install Kevin completed on his 1962 Ford Galaxie. Then, they share a bit more insight into the Muscle Car Of The Week program and upcoming cars. Of course, there’s the automotive trivia question, a few laughs, and some other nonsense on V8 Radio!
V8 Radio:  Cruising Tunes, Flying Drones, 1957 Nomad, and More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about enjoying a warm day in the winter time and favorite cruising tunes, flying drones, thermal cameras, a '57 Nomad, and more!
V8 Radio: New Parts Can Fail, PRI 2018 Preview, Legalities of Tuning,  Trivia, and More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke spends time behind the wheel of his '67 GTO! It still has no engine installed, but you can't blame a guy for getting behind the wheel in the garage in anticipation of the new engine. Mike and Kevin Oeste chat about how even brand-new parts can fail, and you have to be alert all the time when working on engines. And during the V8TV PRI Live Stage preview, they cover the ever-present challenge faced by modern electronic tuner companies and the legalities of modifying new cars. This, automotive trivia questions, and much more!
V8 Radio:  Paying Attention To Details, Listener Shout-Outs, V8 Speed & Resto Projects, Trivia, and More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste Start off the show with and overselling adjective, and follow it up with a 1-2 punch of spellbinding automotive trivia questions. Then, Some gracious shoutouts to Loyal listeners, followed by a recap of some projects in the V8 Speed And Resto shop. They also chat about importance of paying attention as car projects move from one phase to another to make sure the final outcome exceeds expectations. You'll have all of this and much more on this episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: SEMA Reveal V8TV Live Coverage Preview, What-If Cars, Trivia, and Much More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the upcoming LIVE V8TV coverage of the 2018 SEMA Reveal kicking off the SEMA Show in Las Vegas! It's going to be an exciting broadcast airing Monday night, October 29 at 5:00 PST and simul-streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube. Watch the stream on V8TVs pages, OPGI's Facebook page, Edge TV's page, the Optima Batteries page, or any number of other shared streams. They also chat about doing a frame-off restoration without painting the car like friend of the show Ryan Weaver and his 1970 Olds 442. Of course, there is trivia.. and even more trivia on this episode, previews of the MCACN After Hours Live! and PRI / V8TV stage events, some cool concept "what-if" cars, and much more!
V8 Radio:  Road Trip Tips, Finding Your Lost Car, Car Trivia, and More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike and Kevin discuss some tips for working with a machine shop, and also some considerations for preparing your classic or Muscle Car for summer road trip. Later, Kevin tells the story of tracking down his Dad's long-lost motorcycle and reveals some tricks on how to seek out an old car using some car-guy detective work. Also, Mike gives us a GTO engine update and Kevin shares the news about the 1966 Galaxie 7-L restored at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop landing on the cover of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine. Throw in a couple automotive trivia questions and you have a jam-packed extended length special episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio:  Auction Thrills and Shop Fun
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike and Kevin cover fun things about classic and muscle car auctions, and not just the typical dramatic auction action. Later, the conversation veers to restoration standards and how enthusiasts have far greater access to tools and techniques today then in years past. They also reminisce about some of the crazy projects they attempted in their youth, mostly out of necessity, and how they approach things differently today. Throw in a couple good trivia questions and a few more laughs and you’ve got an inexplicably exuberant episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: V8 Speed and Resto Shop Construction, SEMA 2017 Preview, More
On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about the new renovations at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Next, they cover a 2017 SEMA show preview in Las Vegas. OF course, there's automotive trivia and a few laughs and nonsense along the way.
V8 Radio: A Tour Of Forgeline Motorsports, Car Trivia, and More!
Our V8 Radio hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke always enjoy learning the stories of how performance parts companies came to be, and today, Kevin recalls his recent visit to Forgeline Motorsports. Forgeline builds racing wheels that are also quite popular on the street in the Pro-Touring market, and Kevin shares the history asa well as the manufacturing techniques of this uniquely family-owned American racing wheel company. Oh yeah, and this is the longest trivia question segment to date, and Mike and Kevin apologize for that, but it just happened that way.
V8 Radio: Tech Questions From Social Media, EFI, Metalwork and More
On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke answer tech questions "ripped from the headlines" of various social media groups. Topics include Electronic Fuel Injection, metalworking panels, and more. Of course, they'll share a trivia question or two and just as many laughs, and you have the latest V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: SEMA Gala, Dave McClelland, Petersen Automotive Museum, and MORE!
It's been a busy summer, and on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Kevin's recent experience co-hosting the SEMA Gala with Jessi Combs and what that experience meant to him. After, they chat about being a true pro and how motorsports announcer Dave McClelland is the Master, and has also been a great mentor and friend to Kevin. Then it's off to a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum for the famous Vault Tour with Kevin's friend Chris Vopat. It's a huge show but it goes by fast! Check it out!
V8 Radio: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Recap, PRI Preview, Trivia, and More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, we recap our experiences at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and all the cool cars and people in attendance. We also preview our V8TV PRI Stage at the 2018 PRI Show in Indianapolis and the 7 round tables and seminars we're hosting. It's going to be a busy event! Mike and Kevin take a sight detour discussing the GM plants closing, and of course, there's automotive trivia, so you're bound to find something interesting in this episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio: Top 5 Cars We'd Keep For Free, 2018 Wrap Up, 2X The Trivia, More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the events of 2018 for a bit, but entertain the idea that certina cars are interesting, but maybe not interesting enough to purchase. This morphed into a list of top five cars each of our hosts would keep if they were given to them for free. You might be surprised choices! Also, you will find twice the trivia on this episode! Mike and Kevin realized that listeners were short-changed on our previous episode, so they doubled-down on this one!
V8 Radio: Solving Problems When There Is No Manual, Trivia, And More!
On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste dive into a behind-the-scenes scenario regarding an unusual error faced by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew on a project that’s nearly complete… but not quite yet. The car is the sweet 1969 Camaro heavily modified with a Detroit Speed suspension system, Baer Brakes, Forgeline Wheels, Vintage Air, C&R Radiator, Currie rear axle, Hydratech brake booster, sticky Toyo tires, and more. The big recent upgrade comes in the form of a 700+ horsepower GM LT-4 supercharged V8, and so far, it’s been a heck of a ride. However… the calibration in the ECM is doing a few funky things during the accelerating upshifting process. We’re working with GM on a solution, but sometimes you have to work around quirks when you build custom cars. Later, it’s an update on the ’67 Pontiac GTO restoration project as it enters the paint stage of the process, which leads to a cool paint discussion including how certain Hellcat Challengers had thin paint from the factory! This, automotive trivia questions, a nod to NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz, and news on an upcoming V8TV production at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Indianapolis! Whew, that’s a big episode of V8 Radio!
V8 Radio:  Summer Recap, Building Models, Nostalgia, and More!
Mike & Kevin chat about the summer car events like the V8TV Drive-In Cruise, building models, Mike's GTO, and weather nostalgia is good or bad.
V8 Radio: Behind The Scenes At Muscle Car Of The Week
On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke take you behind the scenes at Muscle Car Of The Week and some of the cool cars from The Brothers Collection! There's also the trivia questions and a few laughs, all jammed into one show!
V8 Radio:  Cars And World War II, Projects At V8 Speed & Resto, Trivia, and MORE
This time, our V8 Radio adventure takes us back in time around the World War II era of automobiles and history as Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about a 1941 Ford that recently arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Of course, there is always more than one topic to the show, and they also touch on other projects in the shop, sharing stories about racer and Nick Scavo, The Round Six Podcast, and more. Of course, you'll find automotive trivia and other shenanigans, which makes this episode well worth the price once again!
Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Is Coming June 9!
The 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour is coming, and it is rolling right past the V8 Speed & Resto Shop! On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin and Kelle chat about Power Tours past and share some tips on how to have a successful trip.
V8 Radio:  Hanging Out With V8 Superfan Mike Clarke and his 1967 Pontiac GTO
V8TV Host Kevin Oeste interviews Mike Clarke about his 1967 Pontiac GTO project, events, and more.
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Started
Jan 25th, 2015
Latest Episode
Oct 11th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
65
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About 1 hour
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