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V8 Radio Podcast

The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include Muscle Car car events, goings on in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, and the state of their own classic car projects. Throw in a couple trivia questions and lots of unplanned banter, and you have a fun and laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.

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Coverage of the 2021 SEMA Show, Hydrogen Powered Hot Rods, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

The V8 Radio team was in full-force at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and this is just one of several episodes covering the event. You'll find a general overview of the show, and also an interview with Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance about their supercharged LS-powered 1948 Chevy pickup that they reconfigured to run on Hydrogen! It got tons of attention at the show, because it makes around 500 horsepower with nearly zero emissions! Is this the future of hot rodding? Throw in some trivia and other nonsense and you have another engaging episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

1hr 13mins

10 Nov 2021

Rank #1

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There's Always Something New to Learn, Kevin's 25th SEMA Show and Plans, Automotive Trivia, and More!

Mike "Q" Ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste gear up for the 2021 SEMA Show and make some plans to record a V8 Radio Podcast from the show floor right in the middle of SEMA Week. Kevin realizes this is his 25th SEMA Show, and reflects on how there is still so much to learn, see, and do for car enthusiasts. There are a couple cool trivia questions, a few laughs, and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

1hr 11mins

29 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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Planning a Frame Off Restoration, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast

If you have been a loyal listener to the V8 Radio Podcast, you know that our Esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke only recently got his 1967 Pontiac GTO back together after a 7-year hiatus. Well, guess what... he's thinking about blowing it apart again! And, some great new Automotive Trivia questions are shared, and Kevin tells Mike he sucks and his car is slow. You really have to listen to the V8 Radio Podcast for the details!

1hr 15mins

14 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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Auto Enthusiasts Unite, 2021 SEMA Thoughts Pt. 2, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share their frustrations about feuding within the hobby. It's no secret that there are those who are working to make the automotive enthusiast hobby and industry go away, so we all need to stick together, not attack each other. They also chat a bit more about the 2021 SEMA Show, answering the question of weather or not the OEM automakers should have displays at this aftermarket trade show. Throw in a few tangents and Automotive Trivia questions, and you've another jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

1hr 14mins

1 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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SEMA 2021 Preview, 40th 4 Wheel Jamboree, Cruising Route 66, Auto Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke have been wringing out the summer car event season as much as possible, and on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they chat about the Off Road Expo, the 40th Annual O'Rielly Auto Parts Fall 4 Wheel Jamboree, the GTOAA car show in Pontiac, IL, and preview the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas! And if that's not enough, more trivia questions are shared along the way. It's a big episode!

1hr 19mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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What the heck is taking so long? Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

It's no secret that the whole world has been affected by the pandemic, and it has certainly crept into the world of restoration and custom car building. In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive deep into the root of the delays, and how it has domino-effected our industry. There's also some new Automotive Trivia questions, some fun stories, and all the rest of the nonsense you've come to expect from the V8 Radio Podcast!

1hr 17mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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Salt Fever! 2021 Bonneville Speed Week Recap, Automotive Trivia, and more on the V8 Radio Podcast!

We recap our trip to the 2021 Bonneville Speed Week on the salt flats outside of Wendover, Utah. The SCTA put on another great event, the salt condition was great for racing, and we're already planning the return trip in 2022. Who knows, maybe even with a race car? Land Speed Racing is surely addictive. Hear all the stories from the trip, along with the Overselling Adjective, Automotive Trivia, and more on this speedy episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

1hr 24mins

21 Aug 2021

Rank #7

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Pontiac Indian Uprising, the 2021 SEMA Hall Of Fame Gala, and Isky at 100 on the V8 Radio Podcast!

V8 Radio host Kevin Oeste Emcee'd the 2021 SEMA Installation Banquet and Hall Of Fame Gala while Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke participated in the Indian Uprising Pontiac show, and they share their experiences in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! The Uprising brought out hundreds of choice Pontiac muscle and performance cars in Illinois, while the SEMA Hall Of Fame Gala saw hundreds of automotive industry leaders assemble in Las Vegas. The highlight of the Gala was singing Happy 100th Birthday to Ed Iskenderian, and inducting Jessi Combs into the SEMA Hall Of Fame. Hear all about it, along with automotive trivia and other nonsense on the V8 Radio Podcast!

13 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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Summer Car Shows, Keeping It Cool, Street Machine Summer Nationals, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

Summertime is here, and the V8 Radio Podcast team of Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q Ball" Clarke are taking advantage of car shows and events everywhere possible. Mike is wheeling his GTO to local cruise nights, and Kevin just got back from the 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Bloomsburg, PA, and the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN. Events like these are full of great stories, cool cars, and great people. There's also Automotive Trivia, some listener shout-outs, a few laughs, and much more on the V8 Radio Podcast! Thanks to The Automotive Enthusiast Network for the lead image!

1hr 5mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #9

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Tuning the GTO, Electrical Surprises, Shout Outs, Veteran Rides, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Mike's first drives of his 1967 Pontiac GTO after a lengthy engine rebuild! A little electrical glitch had Mike scratching his head, but he soldiered on and figured it out. Other topics include some listener shout-outs, especially to our friends in Australia. Of course, there's automotive trivia and some other silly stories, and you have another jam-packed episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

1hr 5mins

11 Jul 2021

Rank #10