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The weekly podcast dedicated to fans of American muscle cars! Join us each week to discuss muscle cars news and trends, get your questions answered, and share YOUR personal story! Hosted by Rob Kibbe of The MuscleCar Place: http://www.themusclecarplace.com

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The weekly podcast dedicated to fans of American muscle cars! Join us each week to discuss muscle cars news and trends, get your questions answered, and share YOUR personal story! Hosted by Rob Kibbe of The MuscleCar Place: http://www.themusclecarplace.com

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The show is awesome. Thanks for all the great content.

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iTunes Ratings

641 Ratings
Average Ratings
314
316
4
2
5

Woo boo

By Dean Legler - Feb 14 2020
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The show is awesome. Thanks for all the great content.

First time listening

By polo1sam - May 09 2019
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I listen to Finn and Linnie I love this .
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The MuscleCar Place

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The weekly podcast dedicated to fans of American muscle cars! Join us each week to discuss muscle cars news and trends, get your questions answered, and share YOUR personal story! Hosted by Rob Kibbe of The MuscleCar Place: http://www.themusclecarplace.com

Rank #1: TMCP #412: SEMA Show Special 2019 #2 – Kyle Tucker: Detroit Speed’s Square Body Truck Suspension, Scott Bowers: Ron Francis Wiring, Larry Callahan: Pro-Touring.com, Jeff Teel: Holley Performance Products Dual Quad Sniper EFI, Kevin Huth and Jordan Henke: The Tokyo Trans Am

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This weeks installment is the second LIVE from the show floor episodes from SEMA 2019. This year was not only epic as an overall show, but also epic in the number of interviews with the best-of-the-best in the industry that we were able to conduct! This second show features Kyle Tucker from Detroit Speed, Scott Bowers at the Ron Francis Wiring booth with Larry Callahan the Godfather of Pro-Touring, Jeff Teel from Holley Performance Products, and Kevin Huth and Jordan Henke from JH restorations with their "Tokyo Trans Am - my favorite car of the show!

Nov 22 2019

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Rank #2: TMCP #409: Go Big or Go Home: Fast Freddies Hellcat Powered ’69 Road Runner Pro-Touring Beast; Larry Callahan with the SEMA Pro-Touring Update

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This episode presented by Title Sponsor National Parts Depot! https://www.npdlink.com

This weeks show is with Fred Kappus, owner of Fast Freddies Rod Shop in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Fred's shop is campaigning a stellar '69 Road Runner called "Hellrunner" in the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Cars series, with it competing really well against the smaller (and more prevalent) Camaros and Mustangs. This is akin to an aircraft carrier competing against fighter jets.... but they're doing it and doing it well and I wanted to learn exactly HOW!

This episode also supported by associate sponsors Wyotech https://www.wyotech.edu, Holley https://www.holley.com, and Aluma Trailers https://www.alumaklm.com

Oct 18 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #3: TMCP #417: Oscar Pereda, Godfather of the BFG Pro-Touring Tire? Michelin’s Track Connect Tire Sensor Apps for Better Lap Times – Ask Rick, NPD looks to the New Year, The Bullitt Mustang goes to Mecum

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This week I cornered Oscar Pereda from Michelin in a (slightly) "off the books" interview at the SEMA Show. While the initial discussion was to be centered around the all new Michelin Track Connect system....I found out that he is the guy behind the coolest and most trend-setting genre changing tire sizes in pro-touring! He literally is the person who decided to have BFG develop a 335-wide 18" tire...because he thought that is what would look "coolest" on the tail of a '69 Camaro. Front tire sizes followed suit and today we have an enduser suspension, brake, chassis, and speed industry built around it!

Jan 10 2020

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Rank #4: TMCP #415: Inside the Wyotech Diesel Program: Classroom, Hands On, and Salary Perspectives from a Student and Instructor! – Ask Rick: Shelby, Iacocca and, and Ford vs. Ferrari

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This week Wyotech returns with the "insider" interview we've been hoping for: an instructor and a student together. Our guests are diesel instructor Mark Muhsman accompanies by his student Micah Hager. This interview is specifically intended to help people considering the automotive trades to understand what the commitment of school can be, what they can do to prepare themselves to be successful PRIOR to coming to school, and (practically) what they can expect to make as a starting salary after graduation. All of those were answered!

Dec 13 2019

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Rank #5: TMCP #408: Blane Burnett: Holley’s House of Speed – Fuel Injection, Carbs, Ignition, Exhaust, and Super Coolness!

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Subscribe in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Listen on Google Play ====================================================== FEATURE INTERVIEW: Blane Burnett Holley’s House of Speed – Fuel Injection, Carbs, Ignition, Exhaust, and Super Coolness! This weeks show is with Blane Burnett, the Advertising and P.R. Supervisor at Holley Performance. Blane is a previous guest from our 2016 SEMA Show Special and […]

Oct 14 2019

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Rank #6: TMCP #370: Dave Hall from Restore A Muscle Car on Trans Ams, The Restoration Business, and Working with Burt Reynolds; Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan – Good Guys Colorado Results

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Today's show is with Dave Hall, founder of Restore a Muscle Car, lover of Trans Am (and all muscle cars), and even a past show guest (episode 38). Restore A Muscle Car is an impressive restoration business that he and his wife have built together that restores all muscle cars, but is always the one I think of first when it comes to the "Bandit" Trans Am. They also had a close relationship with Burt Reynolds (The Bandit) himself!

Sep 21 2018

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Rank #7: TMCP #403: Live from Roadkill Nights 2019: Special Feature – Kevin Hellman, John Hammer, David Freiburger, and Mike Finnegan!

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In this weeks show we sent The MuscleCar Place staff writer Scott Stap to Pontiac, Michigan to attend the amazing Roadkill Nights event, presented by Dodge! Listen in for feature interviews with Kevin Hellman (Dodge Brand Manager), John Hammer (Dodge Experiential Manager), and Roadkill's own David Freiburger & Mike Finnegan!

Aug 16 2019

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Rank #8: TMCP #361: Stephens Performance: Mopar Salvage, Vanishing Point, and Mopar Movie Stars; Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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Stephens Performance: Mopar Salvage, Vanishing Point, and Mopar Movie Stars; Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

Jun 22 2018

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Rank #9: TMCP #367: Brotherly Love at it’s Best – A Pontiac Firebird Restored in Memoriam; The Pro-Touring Update Featuring Larry Callahan’s 21st Century 6-banger ’55 Chevy

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Today's show is perhaps one of the most important we've ever done at TMCP, and frankly speaking - it's the real reason this show started in the first place. Our guest is Brandon Bailey, a man I've never met in person but one that I was convinced my my great friend Kirk Hansen that I needed to know. Brandon had just purchased Kirk's Firebird in order to restore it as the feature car for a very-soon upcoming fundraiser to raise money in memoriam for the family of his best friend Daniel. This is the story of that journey.

Branden Bailey had a best friend, Daniel Reed and they met at a sandlot baseball game before they were teenagers. These two became best friends as close as brothers and did everything together. They grew up riding bikes, playing football, and watching Smokey and the Bandit enough to wear out the tape. When Daniel was offered a 1980 Firebird his dreams of a car like in the movie came true. The boys spent many hours changing motors and fixing on the Firebird and driving around having a great time. Daniel was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle to work and passed away. Local friends and relatives put together a memorial run to raise money for his 8 year old son and wife that he left behind. Branden said around 70 cars showed up for the drive and everyone had a great time.

Aug 17 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #10: TMCP #346: 2018 Inspirations #3: Daniel Boshears and his Mopar Careers – Chief Mechanic of Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and CEO Of Red Rocket Engine Co; Larry Callahan with the first 2018 PT Update!

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2018 Inspirations #3:

Daniel Boshears and his Mopar Careers - Chief Mechanic of Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and CEO Of Red Rocket Engine Co

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Jan 19 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #11: TMCP #426: Kevin Brown from Junkyard Digs on Rescuing Abandoned Rusty Filthy Terrifying Cars! Ask Rick – The Dying Art of a Manual Transmission and Evaluating ’69 Camaro’s for Investment

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The MuscleCar Place is Proudly Presented by National Parts Depot!

This week our guest was Kevin Brown from the YouTube channel "Junkyard Digs." Kevin is currently a college student as well as an Armed Serviced Veteran. Together with his friends Luke and "Mook" they are growing an automotive adventure show centering on seeking out old abandoned (and usually gross and rusty) cars, getting then running, and documenting the mis-adventure of it all! It's somewhat like "Roadkill, The Next Generation."

Yes, Holley is the official EFI source for The MuscleCar Place Network! If that's not enough, they have just announced that with the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, they've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! The retail value of all of the components totals up to $23,364.44 and all you have to do to get a shot at winning is to SIGN UP! Here is the direct link to use: https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-LS-Sweepstakes

Apr 03 2020

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Rank #12: TCMP #413: Dan Kahn; The Inside Baseball of the SEMA Show – Jon Chase; Catching up on HOONIGAN!

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This week is a special Thanksgiving Special SEMA show with Dan Kahn and Jon Chase. This is a fun to listen to show with a couple great guys live from the show floor!

Interview #1 : It was a huge pleasure to sit down again with my friend Dan Kahn and do a "State of the Nation" style discussion on the topic of SEMA - both the trade show itself as well as the organization. Dan and I met each other years past and hosted a popular podcast called "Cars for a Living" for several years together. Today Dan's company "Kahn Media" is the PR powerhouse of choice for automotive aftermarket companies businesses. He is heavily involved with SEMA and sits on the board of directors - and just a few hours after this interview he was suprprised to win the 2019 SEMA Person of the Year award! In this interview he explains his involvement with SEMA now and many  insights into one of the most interesting parts of this industry. The Battle of the Builders discussion itself is worth the price of admissions! Check out Kahn Media at their website Kahnmedia.com

Interview #2 : Jon Chase of Hoonigan fame is another person I met years past at SEMA, thanks to the podcast . He himself has been a guest on our show - twice! The first interview was episode #159 where he talked about his dream job designing automotive toys for Maisto, as a designer for Muscle Machines. Later Jon was back on the show in episode 368 where he talked about his new dream job of Brand Manager and Art Director at Hoonigan. He has also designed clothing, promotional media, and raced his '55 Chevy against Mike Finnegan's (a re-match is in the works). HOONIGAN is a huge success in our industry today and this was a full discussion on that as well. You can find out more at Hoonigan.com.

Nov 29 2019

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Rank #13: TMCP #358: Tony Angelo, Drifting Cars, Stunt Driving, and Hot Rod Garage

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In this episode of TMCP our feature guest is Tony Angelo. I am sure you will  recognize Tony from shows like Hot Rod Garage or Roadkill formerly on YouTube, now on the new Motor Trend on Demand network, but have you heard the back story on how Tony came to be on those shows? My friend Mike Finnegan thought it would be great for Tony to come on the show and tell me all about it.

May 18 2018

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Rank #14: TMCP #385: Gray Fredrick of Advanced Fuel Dynamics, A Simple Way To Get Affordable E85 Power with an E85 Engine Tune! – 2019 Pro-Touring Kickoff with Larry Callahan

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In this episode I spoke to Gray Fredrick, the sales director for Advanced Fuel Dynamics. AFD's entire goal is to maximize the affordable power-adder benefit available in E85 fuel...but without the need for an E85 specific engine tune. Why? Because E85 fuel is an inconsistent blend pump-to-pump and state to state. With that said however, they have found a way to let the ECM do the job needed to gain that happy wonderful octane supplement  and this discussion is all about that very process. The OEM's have found a way to utilize E85 well enough with fuel economy in mind....but performance is the objective of AFD.

Feb 15 2019

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Rank #15: TMCP #388: 5 Years And Counting of Building Hot Rods at Street Metal Concepts – March Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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In this episode I talked once again to my dear friend Zip Simons, co-owner of Street Metal Concepts in Orlando Florida. Zip and Don Endonino put the paint and finishing touches on my Chevelle in 2016. It is hard to believe that it has been that long since they have been on the show even though I talk to them often since then.
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Zip and Don have been working on cars for a very long time now and I wanted to get some behind the scenes info. He said that one of SMC's biggest features is it's record keeping. Every "valuable" hour is documented with what work was done and what decisions were made. This information is then provided back to the customer so they are comfortable with what is being done to their treasured vehicle. Zip says a lot of time is spent on project planning and documentation but in the long run it is all worth it. They also provide photo documentation on an ongoing basis and many customers look forward to the pictures of how the process is going. It keeps them involved and interested instead of becoming a drop it off and forget it relationship. Zip wants them to understand what is going on and what is involved.
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Creating a custom vehicle is an emotional roller coaster and the guys want the customers to know this right up front. Quite often they get unfinished projects from other shops and this is usually due to the lack of a relationship. These vehicles are not a necessity and emotionally driven and the emotions run out before the project gets finished. Zip and Don want the customer to be comfortable and know the ball is in their court.

Mar 18 2019

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Rank #16: TMCP #344: 2018 Inspirations: Mike Paul’s All New Motor Madhouse Podcast; Ask Rick – Flipping Cars as a Hobby?

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This weeks interview is with Mike Paul, self admitted life long gear head and now multi media mogul. He says he wants to talk to people about any kind of motor, any fuel driven power plant, and find out the excitement surrounding that passion. The podcast and media outlets were born out of this quest to talk to people about motors, cars and anything mechanical.

Jan 05 2018

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Rank #17: TMCP #397: The Greatest Little Car Show Ever – Old Iola Wisconsin Car Show; June Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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This week our guest was Joe Opperman, Director Public Relations and Marketing at the Iola Car Show and Swap Meet in Iola Wisconsin. Iola is a very small mid-western town that once a year transforms into a massive car show that hosts around 120,000 people and is considered one of the best in world. Joe says he has worked with the show for around 29 years, and he is only 33. If you live in Iola you will either be working for the show or have left town for that week. It is a full community effort to put on the event.

Jun 21 2019

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Rank #18: TMCP #419: Ryan Brutt, The Auto Archaeologist, A Deep Dive Into Finding Forgotten Cars – Pro-Touring Update, Big Red Camaro and RJ Gottlieb special interview

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This week is a returning fan favorite friend of the show, Ryan Brutt.  It is always great talking to Ryan and in this interview he does an even deeper dive into how he finds cars and yet still protect the owners from the endless calls that his pictures would definitely generate. 

Ryan has long had a love of cars and a great joy in the hunt of hidden automotive treasures. His quest has led to meeting many people and helping a great majority of them to either start the restoration they have put off for year, or sell it to a worthy buyer who will treat it with respect and love.

This episode of the Pro-Touring update is a great interview with RJ Gottlieb discussing everything Big Red Camaro related. I previously interviewed RJ five years ago in Episode 253 and I knew we had to do it again. RJ covers rebuilding the car and even previous to that, the evolution from stock vehicle to full tube frame chassis and Nascar parts.

Jan 24 2020

1hr 36mins

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Rank #19: TMCP #392: Sean Holman of The Truck Show Podcast; Loud, Proud, and Sometimes Annoying – Ask Rick, Why Isn’t All Shipping “Free?”

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In this episode I spoke to Sean Holman, half of the Lightning and Holman duo that hosts the hit podcast "The Truck Show" for Motortrend. Mike Finnegan introduced us and the two shows have collaborated on a few things over the last year. Sean has always been fascinated with automotive topics and trucks but his start is not the typical story. Early on, Sean obtained a degree in criminal justice and wanted to be an officer. Unfortunately he did not like the bureaucracy and started looking for alternatives to his chosen career.  On Sept 11, 2001 he was working in a Boeing factory working security supporting the Shuttle missions and had to make sure the plant was shut down and secure right after the attacks. Employees were watching the skies and listening to silence, unsure of what would happen next. Sean made the jump out of security right after that, by making contacts at Primedia and working his way into being the associate editor of Truckin' magazine.

May 03 2019

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Rank #20: TMCP #382: “Small” Front Tire Cars Have a Shot Again! Ed Capen on The New Rules Changes for the 2019 Good Guys Autocross!

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This weeks interview is with Ed Capen, Vice President, Sales and Sponsorships for Good-guys Rod & Custom Association to talk about the new rules for the 2019 racing season. Ed has been on the show previously and we got straight into the rules. Good-guys is first and foremost a car show with an Autocross added on. The customer is the car show attendee and the goal is to make it fun and so that car owners do not have to build their cars specifically for this race series.

The new rules are very exciting and make it possible for a normal or slightly modified classic car owner to be able to compete against other similar vehicles. Classes such as Pro-X now exist but the massive tire, super lightweight, race specific cars are not competing against Joe Normal's heavy car with smaller tires.

Jan 18 2019

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TMCP #438: Blane Burnett, Holley Performance Products and the Moparty of the Century! – Ask Rick, Ford’s Next Big Hit, The Bronco

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This weeks interview is with friend and supporter of the show, Blane Burnett, the Events and Content Manager at Holley Performance Products. Holley has announced a brand new all MOPAR event in September called "MOPARTY" and I asked Blane to give the full scoop on what's planned. Here's my short summary: if the Chrysler Pentastar is important to you, it's going to make your dreams come true!

Aug 07 2020

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TMCP #437: Byron Burnham’s 1976 Chevy “IMSA” Vega….Driven By Santa Claus – Pro-Touring Update, With Larry Callahan?

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This weeks interview with Mr Byron Burnham, a well rounded individual with a very jolly disposition and a penchant for Chevy Vegas! His "IMSA" inspired '76 Vega is a standout at every event..but that's only a part of Byron's M.O. By summers, he's a race car driver with a fast sled that's the only one of it's kind. By winters....same story, but a different sled!

Jul 17 2020

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TMCP #436: Carl Gerst – Inventing Modular Pro-Touring Suspension Systems for MOPARS; Plus the Listener Mail Bag!

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Carl Gerst is an Iowan who makes Pro-Touring MOPAR suspension systems.....but the reason why is a tale as old as time; man has a car that won't do what he wants it to do, man then invents parts to solve the problem, then man is approached by others to do the same for them!

Jul 10 2020

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TMCP #435: Brian Little and Doug Warble, How to Run and GROW a Car Club – Ask Rick; Factory Stainless Steel Hot Rods, From Ford!

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For the Fourth of July, I wanted to get an all American interview about banding together with friends regarding our favorite cars in car clubs. I talked to two guests, Brian Little and previous show guest Doug Warble (episode 357) from the Susquehanna Valley GTO Club, which is a Chapter of the GTO Association of America. It's 80+ members strong! They came on to talk about starting and running a car club and growing it's membership. It turns out the techniques to growing ANY organization apply....and it all comes down to the the "want to" to see it happen.

Jul 03 2020

1hr 22mins

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TMCP #434: Scott Bowers – How COVID-19 Has Impacted Manufacturing at Ron Francis Wiring; Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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This week, at long last, I caught up with a very busy guy Scott Bowers. Scott is the president of Ron Francis wiring and I wanted to get his story about how they are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. They are a manufacturer and located on the East Coast, two components of the equation that I was curious about. I was amazed at his candor regarding the situation but not too surprised at the answers.

Jun 19 2020

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TMCP #433: Rick Love from Vintage Air, Real Tactics to Have Effective A/C in your Muscle Car, Electric Car, Off Road Rig, or Anything!

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Subscribe in iTunes Listen in Stitcher Listen on Google Play ====================================================== FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Rick Love – Vintage Air   This week I once again had the privilege of talking to Rick Love, Vice President of Vintage Air. Vintage Air is as synonymous with “hot rod Air-conditioning” as Kleenex is with facial tissue. They’ve become the […]

Jun 15 2020

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TMCP #432: Frank Mecum; Growing Up Inside the Worlds Largest Classic Car Auction – Ask Rick, How Ford VIN Verification Began

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This week I spoke to Frank Mecum of Mecum Auctions. In most of my interviews the story starts "at a young age with a love of cars". This story does have that theme, but begins with two generations of Mecums (including Dana Mecum and his father) working in and owning new car dealerships for years. Early on they came across a large collection of collectible cars that allowed the set up the first Mecum auction ever. The event took place at the Rockford airport in Illinois and after the cars were sold a tornado came through and destroyed nearly everything - including the cars. Frank said that his grandfather owed so many people money after that auction that he had to do it again the next year. The start was humble, but it led to the Mecum auction enterprise we know today.

Jun 05 2020

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TMCP #431: Kevin Marti and the Marti Report – The Holy Grail for 1967 and Newer Ford Model Data; Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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This week I spoke to Kevin Marti of Marti Auto Works, home of the world famous "Marti Report". For the Ford faithful, this famous report allows one to know the actual manufacturer data for any Ford built 1967 or newer, including options, colors, build dates, rarity, and otherwise! It's the actual proof to know if your rare Ford or Mercury is the Real McCoy. But....as all good stories go, Kevin's intent wasn't to create a report company at all. It was born out of a search to solve a problem he had!

Holley is the official EFI source for Kibbe and Friends and is the PROUD sponsor of this episode! Their Terminator Stealth system on my General Lee is killing it. There's a BRAND NEW MOPAR EVENT listed on their website that you need to save the date for as well: Sept 18-20 in Bowling Green, KY. Hint - there's a General Lee jump! https://www.moparty.com

The Pro-Touring Update - Presented by Ron Francis Wiring - STARRING LARRY CALLAHAN - is back! 2020 Pro-touring Events: With the COVID-19 virus shutting down all large gatherings, the question remains of what events will still be allowed to operate. Even a small GoodGuys event would draw large enough crowds to violate even the most generous relaxing of the rules. Stay tuned and we will provide updates on these events as they come available. As of the release of this episode, GoodGuys events all will restart after July 1, 2020. Visit Pro-Touring.com for details and updates!

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May 15 2020

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TMCP #430: Mike Finnegan’s Return; Automotive Tomfoolery and Win a Miller Welder on YouTube Live May 8!

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This week marks the return of my longtime pal Mike Finnegan, live from his home garage! Mike is the co-host of Finnegan's Garage on YouTube along with his pal Dave Newbern, and stars on multiple shows on the Motor Trend including as Roadkill and Faster with Finnegan. He was also the co-host of the wildly popular and entertaining Kibbe and Finnegan podcast from 2016-2018. His mere presence and sunny disposition is a good thing of course, but he came on with an announcement you'll want to hear - tonight (May 8) he is giving away some great stuff live on Youtube! 

Yes, Holley is the official EFI source for TMCP and is a PROUD sponsor of this episode! And with that said....they're also the EXHAUST source for the Kibbe and Friends Show. For you hip kids who are already on the LT swap game, have no fear. Hooker BlackHeart is pleased to announce their new LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds. These Hooker BlackHeart cast iron exhaust manifolds for the popular GM LT motor feature 2.5-inch outlets and are designed to hug close to the engine block so they fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine-swap applications. Visit Holley.com for details!

May 08 2020

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TMCP #429: The Real Scoop with NPD’s Rick Schmidt: How Will The Covid-19 Shutdown Affect The Automotive Restoration Business Economy?

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Happy May 2020! With some of the country starting to re-open I thought that this episode would be appropriate for a special edition all "Ask Rick" show with Rick Schmidt from NPD. Rick's monthly segment has been highly popular with so many of you due to his straightforward approach to all questions asked, and I specifically wanted to hear how COVID-19 is affecting the automotive aftermarket and restoration economy. The short answer is...things aren't exactly as you think they might be!

Holley, with the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, have concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! The retail value of all of the components totals up to $23,364.44 and all you have to do to get a shot at winning is to SIGN UP HERE! Here is the direct link to use: https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-LS-Sweepstakes

May 01 2020

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TMCP #428: Blake Foster, SpeedTech Performance USA; “Big Front Tire” Pro-Touring Suspension from the Ground Up!

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This week our guest was Blake Foster, President of SpeedTech Performance USA. Speedtech is known for many things, but as of late I've noticed a LOT of their product in the field, at SEMA, and at the track. The common denominator: BIG front tires are included in the suspension packaging, even on cars where there is often no practical way to do so (such as an A-Body GM car like a Chevelle or GTO). Blake's mottos is, "why make great suspension just to run a 245 tire?" With that said...I needed to know more!

Yes, Holley is the official EFI source for The MuscleCar Place Network! If that's not enough, they have just announced that with the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, they've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! The retail value of all of the components totals up to $23,364.44 and all you have to do to get a shot at winning is to SIGN UP HERE! Here is the direct link to use: https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-LS-Sweepstakes

Apr 17 2020

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TMCP #427: Shag Arrington of Iron Resurrection – Real Tales of Building Awesome Cars on TV

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This week our guest was Shag Arrington from the hit Motor Trend automotive show "Iron Resurrection." They just wrapped their forth successful season and he came on to discuss the life and times (and realities) of what it takes to create dream cars that may take a year to create...in just an hour of screen time!

Just a reminder - Holley is not only the official EFI source for Kibbe and Friends and is the PROUD sponsor of this episode, but they are also giving away a crazy twin supercharged LS engine stuffed with every aftermarket part you can think of! The parts alone are over $20K - and all you need to do to have a shot at it is to enter the contest! Here's the link. Go get it! https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-LS-Sweepstakes.

Apr 10 2020

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TMCP #426: Kevin Brown from Junkyard Digs on Rescuing Abandoned Rusty Filthy Terrifying Cars! Ask Rick – The Dying Art of a Manual Transmission and Evaluating ’69 Camaro’s for Investment

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This week our guest was Kevin Brown from the YouTube channel "Junkyard Digs." Kevin is currently a college student as well as an Armed Serviced Veteran. Together with his friends Luke and "Mook" they are growing an automotive adventure show centering on seeking out old abandoned (and usually gross and rusty) cars, getting then running, and documenting the mis-adventure of it all! It's somewhat like "Roadkill, The Next Generation."

Yes, Holley is the official EFI source for The MuscleCar Place Network! If that's not enough, they have just announced that with the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, they've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! The retail value of all of the components totals up to $23,364.44 and all you have to do to get a shot at winning is to SIGN UP! Here is the direct link to use: https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-LS-Sweepstakes

Apr 03 2020

1hr 14mins

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TMCP #425: Larry Callahan – Twenty Years of Pro-Touring.com and Helping Make Old Cars Go Very Fast!

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This week is a very special show marking a huge milestone for the Pro-Touring.com web site. It has been twenty years, this March, since Larry created the first launch the infamous site. It pre-dates nearly all of social media (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook) and even most forums! Thanks to Larry, many thousand people have visited to gain knowledge regarding go-fast-old-cars and share friendships over racing and "G's". Events and businesses have formed ENTIRELY around the Pro-Touring movement and the trend of Pro-Touring cars has become as mainstream as apple pie and kids taking selfies. I believe that Larry Callahan deserves the bulk of the credit for tossing gasoline on a match - and for fostering a place to take this industry from nothing to SOMETHING! This interview was a look book at how it all began.

Yes, Holley is the official EFI source for The MuscleCar Place Network! If that's not enough, they have just announced that with the help of Prestige Motorsports, Dart, and TorqStorm, they've concocted a 427 cubic inch, twin-supercharged combo that is capable of sending absurd levels of good old-fashioned V8 horsepower to the pavement! The parts alone are over $20K - and all you need to do to have a shot at it is to enter the contest! Here's the link. Go get it! https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-LS-Sweepstakes.

You can ALSO set up a profile for your ride in the Holley My Garage section on their website. It's kinda like Facebook...but from your car's perspective! Using our link helps us out BIG time! https://bit.ly/KAFS-Holley-MyGarage

Mar 27 2020

58mins

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TMCP #424: Josh Oliver and Tony Huntimer; Showcasing The Rise and Life of Big Red – The World’s Most Famous ’69 Camaro

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This weeks guests are Josh Oliver and Tony Huntimer from "Team Big Red Camaro", possibly the world's most famous '69 Camaro and a car and driver combination that has somehow become an institution in it's own right. This interview is the story of how a car and driver - that aren't interested in racing professionally - are 30 years into being the biggest baddest paradigm changing racing team ever!

Mar 13 2020

54mins

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TMCP #423: Kate Licitra, Vet Speed Racing, Racing ‘Vettes to Help Our Vets!! – Ask Rick, Does Win on Sunday Sell on Monday Still Work?

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This weeks guest is Kate Licitra, the founder and President of Vet Speed Racing, a 501c3 non profit group that uses Corvettes and racing to help alleviate PTSD. After her former military husband started to show symptoms of traumatic brain injury and Post traumatic stress disorder she knew that she had to do something. After they sold a house, she was able to purchased a Corvette as a bonus for a little track day fun, she noticed his illness started to ease a little. The release that came with the speed and "racing therapy" really helped and she knew she was on to something that she had to share with other vets.

Mar 06 2020

1hr 9mins

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TMCP #422: Jeff Allison: Building an AWD 1968 C-20 For YouTube; Pro-Touring Update – Street Metal Concepts on what it’s REALLY like to Build a SEMA Car! Does It Again! This Time On YouTube with a Truck!

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TMCP: This weeks interview is with long time friend, supporter of the show, and builder of my Chevelle, Jeff Allison. He has launched a brand new project just for his YouTube Channel - the 2020 C-20. With this project he'll put a '68 C-20 GMC Truck atop a 2006 GMC Yukon XL DENALI AWD chassis and showcase the entire build on video! You can find Jeff's video channel at YouTube.com Project Car TV.

Now...with all of that said, a good part of this interview delved into the REASON to have a YouTube channel as a shop owner, period. Realistically...most people that start YouTube channels are hoping to become a big YouTube star, not to use it as a marketing tool for their business.  In the case of Jeff....it's marketing now....but perhaps may convert to stardom later. Listen in for the discussion including the costs in time, money, and effort. Shop owners - listen to this one closely!

Feb 21 2020

1hr 1min

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TMCP #421: Derek Thomas, Rail & Road Auctions, Sell Your 80’s, 90s, and 08’s Muscle at Auction!

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This weeks interview is  with long time listener Derek Thomas, owner and operator of Rail & Road Auctions. Derek has been in the auction business for many years selling model trains and actual train related items, sometimes at world record sales levels. He also has a passion for the cars he grew up with in the 80's and 90's and believes the time is right for these vehicles to start gaining value.

To capture the soon to be booming 80's market, Derek decided to leverage his experience and bring a better opportunity to auction these vehicles. With his experience in the business Derek is able to utilize the same platform as the big players and offer those services to a lower dollar market. Since he is a MuscleCar Place fan, he decided it would be great to announce the service to our listeners with a discount of 25% off listing fee for your first vehicle listed and a 50% discount on your second in that auction!

If you would like to learn more about Rail & Road Auctions, and maybe take advantage of The Muscle Car Place exclusive discount, you can find the website at RaRauctions.com.

Holley is the official EFI source for the TMCP Network - and we need your help! We need your help! We're working with Holley on future things to do with the show....and we really need to know where you live and what you drive. Could you please fill out this super-duper easy four question survey for us? It would REALLY help move the ball forward for the future initiatives we have planned together. http://bit.ly/TMCP_Podcast_Survey

Feb 17 2020

57mins

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TMCP #420: TV’s Dave Rea of DB Customs, Mopar Restorations for Dodge Boys and Girls; NPD’s Ask Rick – Bullitt Auction Recap

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This week is a special guest I met at SEMA but did not get to talk to until he agreed to be on the show. David Rey is well known from the show Graveyard Cars but in 2018 he realized he was not cut out for the world of reality TV. It was only after he quit the show that his wife said he should just start restoring Mopars in his own shop. When he rattles of the list of the cars that are in line for work, it would make most resto shops shudder. Even with all of the jobs, David is a one man show handing the bulk of the work himself!

Feb 07 2020

1hr 11mins

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TMCP #419: Ryan Brutt, The Auto Archaeologist, A Deep Dive Into Finding Forgotten Cars – Pro-Touring Update, Big Red Camaro and RJ Gottlieb special interview

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This week is a returning fan favorite friend of the show, Ryan Brutt.  It is always great talking to Ryan and in this interview he does an even deeper dive into how he finds cars and yet still protect the owners from the endless calls that his pictures would definitely generate. 

Ryan has long had a love of cars and a great joy in the hunt of hidden automotive treasures. His quest has led to meeting many people and helping a great majority of them to either start the restoration they have put off for year, or sell it to a worthy buyer who will treat it with respect and love.

This episode of the Pro-Touring update is a great interview with RJ Gottlieb discussing everything Big Red Camaro related. I previously interviewed RJ five years ago in Episode 253 and I knew we had to do it again. RJ covers rebuilding the car and even previous to that, the evolution from stock vehicle to full tube frame chassis and Nascar parts.

Jan 24 2020

1hr 36mins

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