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55 minutes | a month ago
#208 The Art & Style of the Vintage Pinup : Mitzi Valenzuela
The Art & Style of the Vintage Pinup : Mitzi Valenzuela. While the sexy and sultry pinup exudes an era surrounding WW2 , history proves the pinup has been around for a lot longer than we think. With the development of high speed printing and distribution the pinup calendar was a major part of not only Americana, but a world wide movement to embrace the freedom of individual style. Mitzi Valenzuela of Mitzi & Co. https://bit.ly/329OMjm has been working as a freelance photographer for the hot rod industry, while creating masterpieces of pinup art for many years. Shooting average ladies to fulfill their dreams of pinup style and elegance is a passion of hers of to which can be seen with year after year calendar editions at Mitziandco.com With an array of photography for custom cars, bikes and classic car shows across the country , Mitzi joins us , http://bit.ly/WrenchNation , for this special edition of Wrench Nation to reveal the fascinating art of the pinup. Please support Mitzi , as she has an array of unique non photoshopped original Pinup Calendars available here https://bit.ly/329OMjm
54 minutes | 2 months ago
#203 Brake System Tips -How to Avoid Spending Unnecessarily
Brake System Failures With a great deal that could go wrong with your braking system , we reveal the top failures and how to stay proactive with simple basic checks that can keep you from over spending. We discuss the symptoms to be aware of and what you can do to inspect early on to avoid catastrophe. Brake Squeaks Dash Warning Brake Light Brake Master Cylinder Leaks and Brake Booster Failures Brake Pad and Brake Shoe Lining Life How often Should Brakes be Inspected Cost Factors
54 minutes | 2 months ago
#202 Empowering Women -Special Guest : BOGI of All Girls Garage TV
Many younger pre teen girls claiming a passion and interest in Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math ( STEAM) lose interest only a few short years later (according to a 2017 Microsoft Study) of to which poses a great challenge for industry as well as educators and the institutions promoting the sciences – including the automotive sector. Sarah “BOGI” Lateiner pays a visit to Wrench Nation as we discuss the importance of positive role models for younger women entering the tradeshttps://bit.ly/360EPHH
54 minutes | 2 months ago
#201 Road Trip Tips – Is your Vehicle Prepared ?
During this particularly difficult time where most are still not flying to destinations across the country , many are taking advantage of the open road and hitting their favorite road trip spots while investigating new points of interest. Is your vehicle ROAD TRIP ready ? On this edition of Wrench Nation Car Talk we go deep under hood and under carriage providing some essential requirements of how to prepare your vehicle for a successful road trip ,covering those top reasons for a roadside breakdown and how to avoid them .
56 minutes | 4 months ago
#200 Ken Vela WIKD Kustoms -Fountain Valley Classic Car Show
2020 Fountain Valley Car Show We spend some time with show contributor Ken Vela of WIKD Kustoms who has connected with his first year planning one of the largest car shows in Southern California. From historic classic motor bikes , RV Trailers and vehicles to a surprise find VON Dutch Ranch truck making its first appearance in decades .
60 minutes | 5 months ago
#198 Jason Torchinsky : 2021 Bronco ; Dirt Cheap Changli EV & Elon Musk Level 5 Claim
All the Rage -2021 Ford Bronco Announcement -Will it Live Up to the Hype ? This past week brought about some pretty exciting news by way of the 2021 Ford Bronco launch. Will it live up to it's claims & make a dent in the four wheel community , especially amongst die hard Jeep fans ? Additionally we investigate what has to be pound for pound, and dollar for dollar, the worlds cheapest EV platforms on the planet -the practical Changli EV. Possibly the Worlds Cheapest EV Availablehttps://bit.ly/38Y6Y1H We also attempt to make sense of Elon Musk of Tesla recent claim during conference in Shanghai of LEVEL 5 accomplishment by end of year ish ? Jalopnik Senior Editor & Author Jason Torchinsky https://amzn.to/3heh5SU Jason Torchinsky, senior editor of Jalopnik & author of Robot Take the Wheel : The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving stops by the show to discuss his intimate relationship of the Changli EV & his words of wise regarding all things autonomous and somewhat excited stance regarding the 2021 Ford Bronco
57 minutes | 5 months ago
#196 The Future of 3D Printing Auto Parts :CEO & Co-Founder of Form Alloy Melanie Lang
As Designers and hobbyists utilize 3D printing to create custom looks with custom colors for both standard auto parts & performance applications, the technology of producing hard to find parts is a current reality. Melanie Lang, FormAlloy Co-Founder and CEO https://bit.ly/2NyWUlK , is motivated by developing a disruptive technology that delivers the future we could have previously only imagined - the ability to Form, Enhance, and Repair metallic components that go beyond the bounds of traditional manufacturing. https://bit.ly/2NyWUlK 3D printing refers to any manufacturing process which builds or forms 3D parts in layers from CAD data. The technology is extremely significant as it offers direct manufacturing, meaning a design goes directly from you to physical product through a computer and a printer. From a special designed performance intake manifold for a Bugatti Veyron or a brake pedal for a 1927 Ford , 3D printing is paving the way for automotive parts production that gives us both spectacular history and a serious future alike . Melanie Lang joins Wrench Nation Car Talk as we explore the exciting world of 3D printing.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
#195 Educating Millions of Automotive Enthusiasts Navy Veteran & Build Talent : Lou Santiago of Garage Insider TV
Catch Lou Santiago on Insider Garage https://bit.ly/2CxdiRu With the passion and drive of educating many for years as the talent & host of SPIKE TV Muscle Car Garage & the popular CARFIX TV show -Lou Santiago is no stranger to the many car enthusiasts looking for tips on how to overhaul their classic muscle car or automotive build project. Check out his platform on Youtube -Insider Garage TV Catch Lou Santiago on Insider Garage TV https://bit.ly/2CxdiRu Digging in to some of the most essential steps to getting it right , Lou has helped those that have been looking for ways to take a practical but effective approach in creating their own rolling works of art. Coming up in the Bronx NY & starting out with humble beginnings , Lou ultimately navigated over to the Navy as a SEABEE working directly with the Navy SEALS. His experiences carved out a serious ethic for attention to detail & the quest to absorb as much as he could by way of educating himself on all things mechanical and under the hood. With a thirst & vibe to take this knowledge -Lou ventured into television to broadcast to what would become many years and millions of people later , a true blue automotive platform with his affable personality and straight forward approach. Join us on this edition of Wrench Nation Car Talk as Lou pays a visit to discuss all things automotive.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
#194 Repo Man & Producer of Playing N Traffic : Louis Lee
Louis Lee is the Producer and host of the Playing N Traffic show https://bit.ly/2An2pRD, a venture he started in 2016. He’s been in the automotive game for over 30 years and has owned and operated one of the top auto transport companies in the USA. He has transported cars for some of the hottest entertainers and top car builders in the industry. Playing N Traffic Show https://bit.ly/2An2pRD Louis also owned and operated a large repo company in Northeastern Ohio. He is an automotive enthusiast whose passion for cars led him to create a unique website and mobile based magazine titled All Ends Magazine, https://bit.ly/2YpO2Ur , covering many aspects of the automotive industry. Louis is on a mission to bring you the most exciting automotive news coverage possible. r With a deep affinity for the automotive industry and a popular show Playing N Traffic, Louis brings many talented automotive folks from welders to mechanics to builders of custom wild rides front and center to inspire others while highlighting their unique under hood offerings . As someone that has seen many different sides to the automotive business , we spend time together discussing his journey working the transport of some highly prized vehicles , as well as his days of working the repossession business.
62 minutes | 6 months ago
#193 Rebecca Nguyen -Marketing Manager and Event Coordinator ClassicCars.com What makes a future collector vehicle ?
What drives the future of a potential collector vehicle ? From the Nissan 280z to the Toyota Supra -event coordinator of Future Collector Car Show Rebecca Nguyen joins us live in studio as we navigate the next generation of classic cars . https://bit.ly/2SWw5vQ Marketing Manager and Event Coordinator ClassicCars.com specializing in the automotive industry with a background in graphic design, photography, videography, and social media marketing strategies -Rebecca Nguyen joins us on this edition of Wrench Nation Car Talk The yester years of the near recent 80's & 90's has many of us looking back with awe regarding those model vehicles that were introduced with new fanfare and cutting edge automotive sophistication. After-all the Toyota Supra and Nissan Z class were popular then & currently standing strong as future classics, along with many other platforms that we may have just shrugged a shoulder at while cruising in an original classic like a 68 Mustang or Chevy. While it takes a marketplace of automotive passion and demand to ultimately create a future classic..what lays beneath it all to create raving gear heads import and domestic alike ? What is the common thread that creates a mantra for a future classic ? As the robust days of chrome and big blocks manufactured with the pride of American muscle and spirit slowly give way to the imports & domestics of sleek and efficiency style --we explore the future classic vehicle market with the talented Rebecca Ngyuen who has laid the groundwork for success within the arena of the future classic vehicle.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
#192 Drew Alcazar CEO of Russo & Steele Collector Car Auctions
Drew Alcazar celebrating 20 Years of Collector Car Auction Success As one of the most talented & dynamic car auctioneers of the industry, CEO Drew Alcazar of the famed Russo & Steele car auctions joins us today. -Along with his wife & partner , Josephine, they have created a unique, highly personal and visceral car auction experience in an intimate environment . Drew Alcazar developed an auction block that has never been created before or since, and the “Auction in the Round” concept was born. Giving both the buyer and seller a close up at the floor of the action while creating a gladiator dome like appeal makes this style of car auctions one of the more memorable experiences for collectors . We discuss the future of car auctions & why online auctions may not be in the best interest of the car collector community. Additionally Drew announces their new division, RS Automobile Services, with restoration, storage ,detailing , private sales & consulting exclusively all under one roof.
14 minutes | 9 months ago
#192 Formula Drift Racing : Judge Ryan Lanteigne
With an illustrious career on track behind the wheel and in recent years as a judge of Formula Drift , https://bit.ly/33817no , we sit down with Ryan Lanteigne at the 2020 Future Collector Car Show, https://bit.ly/2SWw5vQ , in Scottsdale, Arizona to discuss over 200 travel dates throughout the world judging some of the most intense drift racing of the Formula Drift series .
55 minutes | 9 months ago
#191 Tool Box Economy of the Modern Day Mechanic
The Overwhelm of Tool Box Purchases How are automotive technicians preparing for their career? Are we overwhelmed with technology? What is the requirement of a modern day toolbox? Auto mechanics are consistently buying specialized tools that they don’t use often and not giving them a good return on investment. As a business owner, what is the immediate priority over the next few years for an investment in software\hardware that will enable repairing vehicles properly and bring a good return on investment? So many questions and a serious conversation about how we can arm our service operations for success. Industry Leaders Share Expertise Diagnostic Network is an online community of industry professionals and leading industry stakeholders coming together to create the resource to support technicians of today and tomorrow. Founder, Scott Brown, is an ASE Master Certified L1 Technician with over 35 years of professional service industry experience. As an independent shop owner in Southern California, he understands the challenges that exist in the automotive service segment and is here to help move our industry forward. Buckley's Auto Care is one of the oldest, family-owned and operated automotive repair service centers in the state of Delaware serving the communities of Wilmington, Hockessin, Newport, Elsmere, Newark, and New Castle, for over 50 years. Buckley's is AAA approved and owner, Greg Buckley, is a champion for the industry, a voice of reason, and has helped many garage owners navigate through the business challenges of today's modern day garage. We are honored to bring in Scott Brown of Diagnostic Network, https://bit.ly/DiagnosticNetwork and Greg Buckley of Buckley's Auto Care, https://bit.ly/BuckleysAutoCare as this weeks guests to help navigate through technology and give us clarity.
52 minutes | 10 months ago
#190 Ford v Ferrari: Stunt Drivers Share Behind the Scenes
Ford v Ferrari Ranking as one of the most vicious rivalries, Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari battled it out with grit and brawn representing their perspective race teams on the track at the legendary 1966 LeMans. Carroll Shelby was a maverick and driver Ken Miles was a force to be reckoned with and the storied Ford GT40 Mark II raced to battle Ferrari straight for the win! A HUGE 1 - 2 - 3 finish upset! Stunt Drivers As some of the best movies stem from the thrills of all things automotive. The award winning movie Ford v Ferrari lives up to that tradition and lays out the heroic efforts and racing duels of history. The movie stars Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale, and we are excited to interview the racing talents who play their stuntman behind the scenes and behind the race wheel. Tony Hunt is a third generation of a famous racing family. He began his USAC career in rear-engine formula cars and since then has amassed 75 USAC sanctioned career victories and 65 pole positions in USAC Sprints, Midgets and rear-engine open wheel cars. Hunt currently ranks as the driver with the most wins in the USAC Western Sprint Series. This 10-Time USAC Champion found his way into the Hollywood film business in the late 90's. His stunt driving career has afforded him several high-profile feature films including Talladega Nights, Herbie, Venom and the Fast and Furious Series. Highlighting his career is his most recent work doubling Christian Bale as Ken Miles in feature film Ford v Ferrari. Darren Law has been involved in the automotive industry for over 25 years. He established himself with his success as a racing driver having spent more than a decade driving for several top tier teams. Achieving many successes including two driver championships, three trips to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and clinching the overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2009 driving the Brumos Porsche Daytona Prototype. In 2014 pursued an opportunity in team ownership of Flying Lizard Motorsports. Darren currently manages all racing programs as well as runs the business operations for the team including working with manufacturers, sponsors, and media. Ford v Ferrari now on DVD and Blu-ray https://bit.ly/FordvFerrariDVD and available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes!
65 minutes | 10 months ago
#189 Turbocharged Direct Injection Engines
Modern Day Engine With millions of direct injection turbocharged engines on the road today, we examine some of the critical and costly failures that may arise due to service neglect. We also will investigate why this combination of power has been widely successful for both MPG and the environment by way of lower emissions, while providing case examples of repairs directly from the service bays that many automotive technicians are experiencing. Industry Ambassador Diagnostic Network https://bit.ly/DiagnosticNetwork is a modern network for technicians and professionals in the automotive, collision, and heavy-duty service markets. A community where auto service industry professionals can learn to use scan tools, scopes, and other diagnostic instruments to their full potential. A place to engage with your peers and industry partners, move your career to the next level, and stay on top of industry trends and technology advancements, by continuously improving your situational awareness and diagnostic proficiency. We are thrilled to have back to the show our special guest Scott Brown, the industry ambassador of Diagnostic Network as well as a master technician and owner of Connie and Dicks Auto Service Center in Claremont, CA. He joins Frank to investigate the dynamic duo of direct injection turbocharged engines.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
#188 Hybrid Vehicle Service & Diagnostics
Hybrid Vehicle Hybrid vehicle technology has been a mainstay for years with consumers support of a cleaner environment. Some of you technicians may have serviced these vehicles in your garage cautiously, yet generally speaking, with relative ease. With advancements in technology, the difficulty has increased and thus comes the need for additional training and tools. Maintenance & DiagnosticsMore hybrid and electric vehicles will be turning up for service at your repair shop. The sophistication of the diagnostics, special maintenance requirements, dangerous voltage situations, proper safety knowledge, and the future of hybrid vehicles. We take a closer look at these issues with the help of our guest today, Dave Hobbs, Senior Field Technical Trainer and ASE Master Technician, L1, L3 specialist with Delphi Technologies https://bit.ly/DelphiTechnologies Dave’s 40-years’ experience in the industry started as a technician and service manager in his family’s auto electric business in Kokomo, Indiana. He is an instructor in over 50 training videos and a contributor to Motor Age Magazine.
1 minutes | 10 months ago
Formula Drift Judge Ryan Lanteigne PREVIEW
Excited to bring to you an announcement of an episode with an incredible interview of Formula Drift judge Ryan Lanteigne coming soon ! We spent time discussing all things drift racing and his amazing connection to the sport and fans alike at recent Future Collector Car Show in Scottsdale, Arizona .
53 minutes | 10 months ago
#187 Solar Electric Vehicle Chargers Are Here!
Electric Vehicle Sales Boom With an economy that is booming and electric vehicle sales on the rise, the one major shortcoming is the inadequate availability of electric vehicle charging stations across cities and suburbia alike. Los Angeles has one of the largest populations of electric vehicles and the growing concern of charging inconvenience could hinder future growth and practicality of these vehicles. Welcome Solar Charging Stations Envision Solar International, Inc., (Nasdaq: EVSI, EVSIW) https://bit.ly/EnvisionSolar is a leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media. Based in San Diego, the company is experiencing incredible growth with their EV Solar recharging stations. We talk with our special guest, Desmond Wheaton, CEO and Chairman of Envision Solar, about their solar EV charging products like the the patented EV ARC™ (Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger), the world's only transportable but permanent EV charging infrastructure solution.
55 minutes | a year ago
#186 Mitch Schneider: Industry Icon & Author!
Industry Veteran with Heart & Soul Mitch Schneider is a 52-year veteran of the automotive service industry. A fourth-generation auto repair professional, certified master technician, and for more than 37 years, operated Schneider’s Automotive, a successful six-bay, family-owned and operated service facility in Simi Valley, CA, PLUS accomplished trade journalist. As a result of his knowledge and experience, he presents his first acclaimed novel, Misfire: What To Do When Things Aren’t Running On All Cylinders. https://bit.ly/MitchSchneiderMisfire What Makes Mitch Smile Through it All We discuss the early years of Mitch's career, his insightful and lighthearted approach of stories written in many industry publications over the years, and what kept him going through it all. Mitch has an incredible talent for making us smile and causing us to pause and reflect. With stories of life lessons learned from his career, martial arts practice and health crisis, he sought deeper ways to center his spirit while balancing a small automotive business environment. We are privileged to have industry legend and author Mitch Schneider join us on the show!
54 minutes | a year ago
#185 Life After Racing with Derek Daly!
Racing Career Lays the Foundation We are excited about our first guest of the new year whose racing career at race circuits across the globe during the 80's and 90's are legendary. We are honored to have Formula 1 and Indianapolis 500 driver Derek Daly https://bit.ly/DerekDaly share his incredible experiences, including surviving one of the most dangerous Formula 1 crashes in 1984. Derek shares his passion for racing and takes us back to that harrowing time of the crash and his incredible road to recovery. After retiring from racing, Derek became a long-time respected racing commentator for ESPN, NBC, CBS and Fox Motorsports. Now as an author and public speaker, Derek shares the tactics and strategic cultures adopted by world-class racing teams and delivers a roadmap for businesses seeking to shift their teams from great to extraordinary. Largest Car Show on Grass We also welcome Peter Volny of Scuderia Southwest to share the upcoming 7th Annual Concours in the Hills https://bit.ly/ConcoursintheHills2020 and the how and why he created one of the most renowned car shows in the country with over 900 classic cars, muscle cars, exotics and hot rods raising $540,000 for local Phoenix Children Hospital in the past six years. This year he welcomes race talents Derek Daly, Arie Luyendyk, Didier Theys, Lyn St. James, Harley Cluxton and Paul Tracy in attendance to declare the show open on February 8, 2020 in beautiful Fountain Hills, Arizona.
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