V8 Radio Garage Projects
On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover some challenges of working on your own car in your own garage.   Kevin just completed two upgrades including a Borgeson power steering upgrade with ididit tilt column and a Grant steering wheel on his 1962 Galaxie, and also installed a Street Demon carburetor on his 1970 Buick Riviera.  They also chat about the highlights of the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN.   The show starts and ends with automotive trivia and you might find a few laughs in between!
 
 

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2017 Street Machine Of The Year - V8 Radio
This episode of V8 Radio is jammed with stories as Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover the 2017 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, and the level of cars competing in the Street Machine Of The Year competition.    They also discuss the merits of "survivor" cars versus restored, and Kevin's longtime appreciation of CARtoons Magazine.  Of course, there are several tangents stemming from the trivia question of the day along with other nonsense.    
 
 

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On the road at the Hot Power Tour and Street Machine Nationals with V8 Radio!
This time, Mike and Kevin swap stories about two of the hottest summer automotive events, the Hot Rod Power Tour and the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL!   Mike and his buddy Robert cruised on several legs of the Power Tour, and Kevin and the V8TV crew were on hand at the Street Machine Nationals showing cars from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and shooting V8TV Television coverage.   This episode kicks off with another tricky set of trivia questions, and doesn't let off the gas 'till the end!    
 
 

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Making Things Right With Old Cars
As classic car enthusiasts, we know that sometimes things don't go the way we wish.   Parts wear out and break, new parts sometimes don't work right out of the box, and things that were once fixed can change with usage.    Although frustrating, it's just part of the joys of old car ownership.   On this episode, Mike and Kevin chat about how to handle things when they don't go smoothly.   There's also the usual trivia questions and goofy stories from our two "regular guy" hosts.  
 
 

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Classic car auction fun on V8 Radio!
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!
 

 

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1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst Convertible at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

 

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The true value of classic cars on V8 Radio

The "Experts" are quick to point out the value of classic and muscle cars, but on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste discuss elements that many might not consider when assigning value to their classic cars.   Of course, there's always some contrived automotive trivia question, and this episode is no different.   Add to that some thoughts on springtime events, and you've got another jam-packed (sort-of) episode of V8 Radio!

 

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Pontiac "Humbler" exhaust commercial as mentioned in the episode... 

 

V8 Radio Bobby Unser 1969 Torino
Welcome to a super-special episode of V8 Radio, the companion program to the 200th episode of Muscle Car Of The Week!    In this episode, we’re airing the complete interview we recorded with 3-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser recorded at the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals MCACN in Chicago.   This interview was a special stage presentation where Unser gave us the story about the amazing 1969 Ford Torino Pike’s Peak racer he drove to victory in 1969.    The legendary cast of characters in the story includes Bunkie Knudsen, Smokey Yunick, Bill Stroppe, Holman & Moody, and many others, and Unser tells the fascinating story as if it happened yesterday.   The car is a purpose-built stock car built by Bill Stroppe and Holman & Moody and is powered by a Smokey Yunick built Boss 429.    Unser had not seen the car since ‘69, but he was surprised to learn that the car remains in as-raced condition today.   He went on to share many stories of racing in general, and how to be a winner not only on the track but also in life, and a great recollection of a huge party after a winning snowmobile racing season!  The display was a huge hit at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, and the car is a very special piece of racing history in the Brothers Collection.     Enjoy the show!
 
 

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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!
 
 
 

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1982 Suzuki GS 1100 GK

Kevin's dad "Big Al" on the 1982 Suzuki GS 1100 GK referenced in this episode of V8 Radio.   

 
V8 Radio:  Tech School Job Fair and Working In The Auto Enthusiast Industry

The world needs more technicians in a variety of fields, and on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste recap a recent visit to Ranken Technical College and their spring job fair where Kelle and Kevin met dozens of new automotive technicians entering the workforce.   They also have fun with another trivia question, some project updates, and a few laughs and you've got another exasperating episode of V8 Radio! 

 

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V8 Radio - Enjoy Your Garage Time

There are good times and bad times when working in your garage on classic cars, and on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share some tips to help your garage time more successful, enjoyable, and less stressful.   Life would certainly be less stressful in the garage in our lead photo, but unfortunately, that's just a cool pic we got from the Racedeck website.   Throw in the trivia question, some project stories, and a few laughs and you've got another super-thrilling episode of V8 Radio! 

 

 

 

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V8 Radio How It All Began

On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste go back in time as Mike made the mistake of asking Kevin how he got started in this business. It started back in 1996 when Kevin and his buddy Paul Wieshuber embarked on the Hot Rod Power Tour in a car worthy of a junkyard, and it all went downhill from there.   Who'd have thought he would have landed a job with Hot Rod and eventually start V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop?   They also chat about the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 427 R-Code featured on Muscle Car Of The Week, discuss a V8TV track day, ratchet up the trivia questions, chat about Jim Wangers and Pontiac history, a story of David Freiburger taking a tumble, and have a few laughs on this episode.    Photos from the episode are below!

 


 

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V8 Radio February, 2017

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!

 


 

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V8 Radio December 2016

On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about some of the recent events like PRI Show, the MCACN show, and also reflect on the recent Muscle Car Of The Week Top 10.   Later, they cover some updates from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.  They reveal Bobby Unser's secrets to success in life, and then somehow end up on flying lessons, but you know how these things go.   V8 Radio is the perfect garage companion when you are too busy concentrating on your project to have to pay attention to an important radio show!  

 


 

 

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V8 Radio September 2016

On this episode, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the summer cruising events and road trips, the upcoming SEMA show, and contemplate if nostalgia for old cars is a good thing or a bad thing.    They also cover an update on Mike's  1967 GTO, model car building, and more from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.   

 


 

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