John Hotchkis is an aftermarket parts manufacturer and former race driver. John’s company, Hotchkis Suspension makes suspension upgrade kits for classic and modern muscle cars, as well as imports. He is one of the founders of the pro-touring movement. His 1971 Camaro was the first classic muscle car to get an LS motor. He brings […]
Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria chew the automotive fat and then hit the phones to take YOUR car-related calls. We hear about Adam getting excited for the Long Beach Celebrity Grand Prix and a caller asks when you know it’s time to break up with your car customizer. Then the guys head outside to look […]
TV personality and car gal Courtney Hansen comes by the shop to talk with Adam and Matt about her new show “Vinsetta Garage” on Discovery Channel. Courtney is also the host of Powerblock, two hours of car shows on Spike network each weekend. Courtney’s father is Jerry Hansen, the winningest SCCA driver and her family […]
Bodie Stroud of BS Industries comes by and talks with Adam and Matt about working as a car customizer. They discuss the business of making hot rods and kustoms, as well as building the hot dog car Adam drove (and crashed) in a soap box derby. Then we move out to the parking lot and […]
John Spar talks about growing up around drag racing, hanging out with Linda Vaughn, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme. He has also raced in NHRA, AMA, SCROE, BITD and USAC. John’s company, Stable Imaging Systems, makes RePlayXD cameras. Replay cameras are lipstick-sized cameras that are perfect for motorsports and action sports. […]
Dan Edmunds is the director of vehicle testing at Edmunds.com. He was a development engineer for Toyota at their proving grounds in Arizona. Edmunds worked with Ivan Stewart on Toyota’s TRD Off-Road package.
Pat Muldoon worked on the Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush, the V-10 Drag-Pack Challenger and the Mopar Ram Runner.He now works for Venchurs Vehicle Systems, who develops customs and one-off projects, street-legal off-road capable Jeeps and trucks and bi-fuel conversions for Ford light trucks. On this week’s show, he bring us a custom jeep built by […]
Mike Ring of the Ring Brothers brings by the “Producer” Mustang fastback and the “Diversion” Camaro. He talks with Adam and Matt about the challenges of building custom resto-rods. We hear about sourcing parts, meeting SEMA deadlines, the ups and downs of customer tastes and trying to stay profitable. The Ring Brothers were back-to-back winners […]