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57 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
#230 Under Hood and Under Stress An Industry Seeking Solutions for The Future
SPECIAL GUESTS : LUCAS UNDERWOOD & DAVID ROMAN | ASOG PODCAST With a dynamic and progressive approach to what is plaguing the automotive industry, while on an ultimate path of deep rooted discovery and the needed solutions , Shop Owner Lucas Underwood & David Roman bring the real and raw of how, as an industry, we can overcome some of the most challenging problems for the betterment of the consumer, automotive technician and shop owners. Catch your favorite podcast player ASOG \ AND—– www.amazon.com/ASOG-Podcast
55 minutes | May 24, 2021
#229 Spike Feresten | Spike's Car Radio
Spike Feresten Television writer ,screenwriter ,comedian and TV personality known for his work on Seinfeld sitcom as well as writing for David Letterman and hosting the late night talk Talk Show with Spike Feresten on Fox TV . Former host of Esquire Network’s series Car Matchmaker with Spike Feresten. He currently hosts the podcast Spike’s Car Radio with Paul Zuckerman. He was also a screenwriter for the 2007 animated film, Bee Movie. Spikes Car Radio ( SCR ) Podcast Cars, Coffee and Comedy hosted by comedian and automotive enthusiast Spike Feresten and featuring Jerry Seinfeld, lawyer Paul Zuckerman, MotorTrend’s Jonny Lieberman, and The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah with guests from the automotive industry, notable comedians and celebrities taking you behind the wheel ! NEW BOOK : Fireball Publishing : Hollywood Writer SPIKE FERESTEN’s 18 Favorite Cars and Bikes, a Super-Cool SPIKEMAZE and a really tough CROSSWORD PUZZLE–coloring book FIREBALL PUBLISHING AMAZON
54 minutes | May 11, 2021
#228 CEO & President Legendary Companies : Wade Kawasaki
Wade Kawasaki is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Legendary Brands (formerly Coker Group.) In his executive role, Kawasaki oversees the fourteen brands and six operating companies, which include Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Roadster Wire Wheels and The Great Race. In addition to his role at the Coker Group, Wade Kawasaki is the SEMA Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, where he still has a role on the Board of Directors in making important decisions to benefit the 52-billion-dollar automotive aftermarket. Wade joins us on this special edition of the show to discuss his early years pumping gas in Los Angeles during his time with the family business, his tenure with SEMA & the importance of keeping the aftermarket viable while technology blazes away, along with his incredible experience meeting car enthusiasts while traveling all over the country with his platform Car Guy Adventures !
57 minutes | May 3, 2021
#227 My Classic Car : Dennis Gage
With over 25 years on the air, Dennis Gage of My Classic Car has one of the longest running shows of its kind in television history, and Dennis has become an icon in the specialty vehicle and collector car hobbies! In the course of creating over 500 episodes, Dennis has traveled the world and has gotten to meet and hang out with some pretty interesting people while making us all drool over some of history’s coolest rolling works of automotive art and style ! Join us as Dennis stops by the show to discuss some pretty awesome life experiences & the history of how My Classic Car was created along with his recent coloring book expose with movie car designer & artist Fireball Tim SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Follow us on our Wrench Nation You Tube for the latest weekly updates from some of the most fascinating automotive venues and the awesome folks highlighting their rolling works of art !
54 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
#226 Lifted Trucks : How to Avoid these Common Suspension Lift Mistakes
In the market for a lifted truck ? Do you know someone that had a suspension lift performed and things did not go as well as it should have ? With so many variations on how to lift a truck , and the variety of lift kit companies that are available , how will you know if you are getting a quality product and end result suited to the off road demands that you are seeking ? We spend some time with Mike Halland of LiftedTrucks.com to discuss some of the common mistakes when doing a suspension lift, as well as the rich history of Lifted Trucks charitable in the community , along with how they were able to survive during the height of COVID and continue business growth . *Appreciate many of you that have subscribed to our YouTube channel , as we will continue to work hard bringing you weekly content highlighting the fascinating folks, vehicles and places of the automotive industry . Please join us there !
55 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
#225 Good Guys Rod & Customs Journalist Damon Lee
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association hosts an incredible series of classic cars shows across the country each year bringing car enthusiasts and builders of a variety of muscle cars, vintage vehicles and classic rides for a weekend of good times .We dive in to the legendary history & the one of a kind car show experience with special guest Good Guys Good Times Gazette Journalist Damon Lee In addition Brandon Eckenrode of Collision Repair Education Foundation, along with Author Rachel Alfonso of the kids automotive book sensation What Cars Say announce a partnership where a portion of book sales will go to young female students who are entering the collision industry.
53 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
#224 Automotive Journalist : Jim Resnick
Jim Resnick started his career in the automotive industry as a talented writer, reporter and photographer for a multitude of magazines like Car Craft & Hot Rod along with news publications New York Times ,WIRED & the New York Daily News ..to mention a few, while also carving out his editor in chief role for his very own Bimmer Magazine. As an industry expert highlighting test vehicles like the recent 2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan & the 2021 Mach E, Jim Resnik takes you on a vehicular journey with an authentic voice of both reason & practicality while providing glimpses into automotive design & technology.
52 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
#223 AC & Coolant System Tips
As Spring & Summer is upon us , we reveal a few simple tips for your coolant & AC system to help you arm up your next service visit with your local mechanic or dealer. Join us with in studio special guest co host Dana Rapoport of Tech Force Foundation https://bit.ly/3kh0TmA
51 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
#222 Mecum Auctions Lead TV Commentator : John Kraman
The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and road art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for more than 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. John Kraman serves as the director of company relations for Mecum Auctions. He is the spokesperson for Mecum Auctions at car shows and other public events sharing his in-depth knowledge of collector cars and to promote the Mecum Auctions brand—join us on this special edition of Wrench Nation as John Kraman shares some insight to the Mecum family history as we go behind the auction block scenes ! SPECIAL FEATURE DISCUSSION : The Steve Todhunter Collection of Ferraris & the SHELBY 427 Cobra FAM – ( owned by the late actor Paul Walker )
58 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
#221 Mark Greene Cars Yeah Podcast
Inspiring Car Enthusiasts – Mark Greene of Cars Yeah Podcast From automotive artists, celebrities, journalists, authors, concours directors, racers, designer, builders, and more- Mark Greene of the popular Cars Yeah podcast has a deep affinity and passion as not only a true blue car enthusiast , but the captain of a wonderful journey with some of the automotive industry’s phenomenal talents , taking you behind the scenes and inspiring us to tinker a build project , learn more, and be our best versions of ourselves . With over 1700 interviews , Mark has laid out an automotive road map with an eclectic array of automotive talent that will have you binge listening for more ! We are honored to have a very special guest to the Wrench Nation family on this edition of the show , exploring his dedication and inspiration for the love of the automotive industry.
53 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
#220 The Art & Style of Kustom Kar Culture
Show Topic : The Art & Style of Kustom Kar Culture Stepping back in time during the 1950’s & through the Southern California Hot Rod community of the 1960’s ..many styles , designs and fashions developed through automotive artists like Von Dutch ( Kenny Howard ) , and custom car builder Ed “Big Daddy” Ed Roth ( behind the notorious Rat Fink culture ) , along with names like lowrider custom builders Sam and George Barris . Each of these distinct styles of customizing cars, like Barris Kustoms Little Deuce Coupe of which chopping down the roof line , shaved door handles or piecing together bits from a variety of different vehicle platforms gave it that new look of swagger and kustom kar originality. Kustom kar culture was born out of the shear necessity of unique expression and automotive design shaping the experiences of the day within the hot rod community that brought about a community vibe which included everything from wild pinstripe paint jobs, to chopped Mercurys to custom designed Harley Davidsons with deep black primer paint work , along with the music ,cartoons and movies that kept car culture a growing movement , including to this very day during the modern era of automotive design & technology. Special Guest Von Hot Rod https://bit.ly/3ri5VBS has a deep and respected legacy of motorsports & history, as well as the passion for kustom kar culture running through his veins from day one ! Whether operating a rock a billy nightclub, designing & building some phenomenal works of vehicular rolling art, or laying down some serious pin-striping artwork –Von continues to educate and share , while growing future generations to that kustom kar culture vibe of spirit and family .
54 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
#219 In The Rough : Seeking a Rare Classic Car Gem
Never Give Up the Hunt Digging deep researching your next classic car acquisition does take time , and in some occasions this vehicular hunt can frustratingly dry up quickly. Investigating leads , clearing through abandoned desolate fields or historic farm barns , and the false advertisements that have you on a wild goose chase ..to only reveal a vehicle that was not what you were exactly looking for can make you just give up . All of these scenarios can play out when tracking down that very vehicle you so aspire to have. Vintage Rare One of One Find Greg Ovist of Geezzup http://bit.ly/3bB9sEP is no stranger to car culture and that classic vehicle hunt. His methodical and structured approach has not only led to his personal top classic car find of a vintage 1 of 1 gem that will go through the rounds of restoration , but more importantly consulting many of his active clients who rely on his ability to aid in their classic vehicle acquisition ! Greg joins us on this special edition of Wrench Nation to investigate the strategies and techniques of how to acquire that classic vehicle for your collection, while shedding a few tips about how he approaches the hunt for his classic vehicle acquisition clients .
54 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
#218 Electric Vehicles : Tips Before You Buy
Electric Vehicles : Understanding The Basics Before You Buy With the outlook moving forward regarding all things electric vehicles , how will you know if it will be the right mode of transportation for you &, more importantly, if you are ready to make the transition from ICE ( Internal Combustion Engines ) to an EV platform . On this special edition of Wrench Nation , we uncover the basic technology of Electric Vehicle operation , the vital infrastructure support required for an EV lifestyle, and the current\upcoming EV models to choose from, while visiting the current stable of hybrid platforms that may just be the more practical approach at this time.
54 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
#217 Wax & Wash Tips : How to get it Right
With a smorgasbord of paint conditions and available product , you may seem overwhelmed at times about how to ensure you’re getting it right here without wasting time or money regarding your next wax and wash. We are honored to have Mike Pennington , Meguiars Director of Global Training, Event Marketing, and Consumer Relations help us navigate car care tips to help you understand how to utilize the right product for a variety of paint conditions and styles, as well as the right approach to washing and waxing your vehicle to ensure maximum protection and that showroom exquisite look !
54 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
#216 LS Swaps : What's Best For Your Project Ride
As LS SWAPS are all the rage seen on a variety of vehicles from the Mazda RX7 to the S10 pickup to the Porsche 911 -you name it and it probably has the engine bay , of course with modifications, to drop a nicely tuned LS series engine creating that next level of unearthly like horsepower. How does one go about a legitimate strategy installing an LS series engine , and not get it wrong? With so many options available , we discuss some of the basics about all things swappage of the LS power plant. We are honored to have Terry COVERMAN66 -CHECK OUT HIS You Tube Channel https://bit.ly/2Lhj3Yr , an experienced authority on LS swaps who has seen a wide variety of power plant situations, share his approach in hopes we can help you before you start dropping unnecessary time and coin on your project ! Terry has a home shop THE GARAGE SHOP – where he builds classic muscle cars with nothing but LS series engines under the hood and a YouTube channel helping many with their vehicle projects. From suspension builds to LS1 swaps -Terry has created a popular following with his sincere and candid approach , while keeping it honest and funny. Who says education has to be boring anyway??
54 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
#215 The Art & Style of Pinstriping Johnny Martinez
Special Guest : Veteran World Class PinStriping Talent “Wicked Lines” Johnny Martinez The unique and personal message of each vehicle, or for that matter anything with wheels extends to the spirit & passion of that individual. Pinstriping became a clever way to express this spirit with creative art that has no boundaries of artistic style. *Visit his exhibition at the Murphy Auto Museum Fireball Art Gallery http://bit.ly/2L3UZIe or catch Johnny on Fireball Tim’s page and watch the video of him in action laying down lines on rare VON DUTCH motorcycle gas tank http://bit.ly/2MI7jhI How does such a craft stay pertinent into the future & remain for generations to come ? World class pinstriper Johnny Martinez of the West Coast joins us to share his story , some of his great art pieces and the importance of keeping pinstriping alive and kicking ! Please make sure to subscribe to our newer You Tube channel : Wrench Nation You Tube http://bit.ly/2WsQdpH & join us there for episodes !
54 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
#214 Auto Parts : Avoiding Common Install Errors
With a vast array of electrical, hydraulic and vehicle system parts that can go wrong , how will you know what you officially diagnosed will both fix it and is installed correctly for the long haul? We reveal tips on how to accurately test and verify, while ensuring that your repairs go smooth -covering alternators, starters, brake system components ,turbochargers wheel bearings & more. Nelson Davis ASE Certified Master Technician L-1 ; Director of Training ;Technical Instructor ; Field Rep for Motorcar Parts of America https://bit.ly/2McPDKQ joins us on this edition of Wrench Nation Car Talk http://bit.ly/WrenchNation
53 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
#213 Emerging Vehicle Technology
With the recent success of CES2021 we reveal some of the new emerging automotive technology that is working quietly in your vehicle and some of the futuristic possibilities ,like Artificial Intelligence that someday could enhance your driving experience.
41 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
#212 Formula Drift : Matt Haugen Racing
Formula Drift : Matt Haugen Racing Tokyo Drifter, Entrepreneur, World Traveler, SEMA Car Builder, and USC Graduate Student are a few facets that make up the man behind Haugen Racing. Infamous for his extravagant style and his vivid Yellow, Red, and Blue colors, Matt Haugen has made a name for himself in his short drifting career. Matt joins Wrench Nation http://bit.ly/30S48Iy to discuss his years at USC , trips to Japan and the ups and downs of drift race life during COVID . Check out Haugen Racing http://bit.ly/3p9649p & follow their journey as Matt methodically chisels through the ranks of Formula Drift while sharing with many of his fans on YouTube http://bit.ly/3aACOo9
52 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
#211 You Tuber How To Mechanic : Scotty Kilmer
With over 1 billion views and well over 3 million You Tube subscribers , we connect with Scotty Kilmer to discuss his 50 year career as a mechanic , as well as discuss his view of the automotive industry. Show intro Lincoln MKZ Water Pump Disaster :30 Moose Licking Quandary 4:07 Scotty Kilmer Interview 10:17
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