Category Archives: Podcasts

John Hotchkis of Hotchkis Suspension

March 31, 2012

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 in his 2011 Camaro and also does a walkaround of a 2012 Porsche Cayman R.

For more info, visit www.hotchkis.net

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana

John Hotchkis & The 2011 Supercharged Camaro

John Hotchkis & The 2012 Porsche Cayman R


Your Calls And Two Jags

March 24, 2012

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 at the 2012 Jaguar XJL SuperSport.

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana

2012 Jaguar XJL SuperSport

Courtney Hansen

March 17, 2012

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 owned the Brainerd Raceway in Minnesota. She sticks around for a walk around the new Range Rover Evoque.

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana

Courtney Hansen and the 2012 Range Rover Evoque

The 2012 Audi Q5


Bodie Stroud and the Scarliner Custom

March 10, 2012

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 check out the immaculate 1960 Starliner, also known as “The Scarliner.” Built by Bodie and BS Industries, The Scarliner is powered by a Ford GT powertrain that makes 550 hp at 6,500 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque at 3,750 rpm, per Ford specs.

For more info, visit Bodie’s website at bshotrods.com

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer Pro Tem: “Broadway” Gary Smith


Bodie Stroud and The Scarliner Custom


John Spar of Replay XD and The Creations N Chrome Mustang

March 3, 2012

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. They work with Amir Rosenbaum and his 415 mph Spectre Speedliner and George Poteet & Ron Main in their 460 mph Speed Demon.

Replay XD’s website is replayxd.com/

Then we have a bonus car — the Creations N Chrome Boy Racer Mustang, brought in by Gary Watson.

Visit CreationsNChrome’s website at creationsnchrome.com

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


Creations N Chrome Boy Racer Mustang


Dan Edmunds of Edmunds.com

February 25, 2012

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. He then left Toyota for Hyundai, running the chassis and brake tuning department. Now he tests and rates cars for Edmunds.com, evaluating 250-300 cars per year. Check out Edmunds’ Acura NSX Suspension Walkaround or his Acura NSX Blog Landing page.


For new car reviews, visit http://blogs.insideline.com/roadtests/ and follow Dan Edmunds on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/edmunds_test.

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


Dan Edmunds with the 1991 Acura NSX


Venchurs Vehicles’ Pat Muldoon

February 18, 2012

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 VWerks — the Red Jacket Firearms Jeep JK8. For more info on the Venchurs Vehicle Systems, visit www.vvwerks.com

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


VWerks’ Red Jacket Firearms Jeep JK8


Ring Brothers’ Producer Mustang and Diversion Camaro

February 11, 2012

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 of the Good Guys Street Machine of the Year award, and were also the Car Craft magazine Pro Builder of the Year for 2011. For more info on the Ring Brothers, visit www.ringbrothers.com

Show Credits

Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


Mike Ring with The Ring Brothers Producer Mustang and Diversion Camaro