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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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I listen to Finn and Linnie I love this .

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Best podcast for muscle cars in the world! Love listening while mowing grass or plowing snow!!

iTunes Ratings

622 Ratings
Average Ratings
297
316
4
1
4

First time listening

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

A+

By Dievidhej - Apr 25 2019
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Best podcast for muscle cars in the world! Love listening while mowing grass or plowing snow!!

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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

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

1hr 15mins

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TMCP #365{Roger Falcione of ClassicCars.com, The Most Searched For Muscle Car, Values, and MORE! – Ask Rick, Should We Take Kids at Swap Meets?

Aug 03 2018

1hr 10mins

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TMCP #376{SEMA 2018 Show #2 – Scott Bowers of Ron Francis Wiring , Jeff Teel of Holley Fuel Injection, , JH Restorations ’66 ShockR Mustang, and Randy Johnson of D&Z with Optima Jim McIlvaine with his ’69 Cyclone

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This weeks installment is the second of multiple LIVE from the show floor episodes from SEMA 2018. I was able to wander the floors of the show, see some trick products, catch up with industry leaders, and just have a little fun with friends. In this second installment I talk with Scott Bowers in the Ron Francis Wiring booth, Jeff Teel at Holley, Chris Blue and Jesse Henke by the ShockR Mustang, and wrap it all up with Optima Jim and his 69 Cyc

Nov 16 2018

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TMCP #369{Tom Burden of GRYPMAT; Inventing A Product, Winning Shark Tank, and Going to the Next Level!

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Today’s show is with Tom Burden, inventor of the GRYPMAT For those of you that need a clever place to put your tools while working on the car, this is the show you’ve been waiting for. If you’d like an A-Z lesson in taking an idea to market, winning SEMA Launch Pad, winning Shark Tank, and growing a business, this is still the show you’ve been waiting for!

Sep 17 2018

58mins

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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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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

51mins

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TMCP #337{Jason Oberhelman from FITechEFI on Repowering your Muscle Car with Affordable Fuel Injection; The OUSCI Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan!

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Jason Oberhelman from FITechEFI on Repowering your Muscle Car with Affordable Fuel Injection; The OUSCI Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan!

Oct 20 2017

1hr 7mins

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TMCP #407{Kevin Hellman – Dodge Challenger Brand Manager and the Future of Halo Cars – Ask Rick, Those Crazy 70’s Cars!

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This weeks show is with Kevin Hellman, the Dodge Challenger brand manager.   He was previously on the show in episode 403 as a part of the Roadkill Nights episode but I wanted to find out more about keeping the classic muscle style cars alive in new car packages.

Kevin grew up playing with almost anything with an engine just outside of St Louis Mo. He headed into college knowing he wanted to work in engineering but was not sure what. He added his Bachelor in Business later so he could know how to be a better brand manager. Kevin mentioned that the brand manager position is like being at the center of a wheel where all of the aspects of a brand radiate out and the manager is facilitating the connections making sure everyone communicates.

Classic cars have always been an extension of ones personality and the current line of muscle cars is no different. Kevin noticed that many people make their twitter handles or email addresses a description of their car and think that owners love and identify with their vehicles on a basic level. Dodge is working hard to keep the personal choices coming with eye catching colors like GoMango or Plum Crazy and performance options like the Hellcat and wide body packages.

Oct 04 2019

1hr 4mins

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TMCP #334{Jacob Davis Update: How He Chased His Dream Girl and Landed His Dream Job at Hot Rod Magazine

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Jacob Davis Update: How He Chased His Dream Girl and Landed His Dream Job at Hot Rod Magazine

Sep 22 2017

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TMCP #405{How to Pursue an Automotive Education with Wyotech; Guests: Jim Mathis and Troy Chaney

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This weeks show is with WyoTech President and CEO Jim Mathis along with the VP of Admissions Troy Chaney. Founded in Laramie in 1966, WyoTech provides concentrated training programs  such as Automotive Technology, Collision Refinishing Technology, Diesel Technology, Interior, Restoration and performance, and other areas as well. Jim is a graduate of WyoTech and previously held the office of President up until 2002. Wyotech has changed ownership over the years, but Jim was able to purchase the school just a few years ago and returned back into family owned hands. He intends to keep it that way. For those that have ever considered attending an automotive trade program this will be a MUST LISTEN TO interview.

Sep 13 2019

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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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TMCP #324{Competitive Racing on a Budget with Bryan White – Ask Rick, Driving Classic Un-restored Muscle Cars

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Competitive Racing on a Budget with Bryan White - Ask Rick, Driving Classic Un-restored Muscle Cars

Jun 09 2017

1hr 12mins

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TMCP #354{Shannon Hudson of Redline Gauge Works; General Lee Gauge Restoration – Larry Callahan with the Pro-Touring Update and The First Drive AutoX Event!

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In this episode of TMCP our feature guest is Shannon Hudson, Owner of Redline Gauge Works in Santa Clarita, CA. Shannon is a previous show guest from way back in episode 142. I asked him back on the show as a part of the update to the General Lee, because gauge restoration is what they do every day...and Shannon is also a huge Mopar fan in particular!

Apr 16 2018

1hr 7mins

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TMCP #374{The Green Hornet Turns 100 (MPH)-Jacob Davis Does the Cannonball Run; Ask Rick – Trends in Unrestored Driver Cars

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This weeks interview is with friend of the show Jacob Davis. You should remember him from previous episodes #311 and #334 where he detailed his journey to obtaining his dream job at Hot Rod Magazine! Since that time Jacob has quickly made a name for himself and is enjoying the rewards of his efforts. As a result of this he now runs into many people in his travels, some of whom offer him interesting and unique propositions. The story that follows is the result of one of these conversations. Please note the word "allegedly" is used (a lot) in this show.

Nov 01 2018

1hr 21mins

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TMCP #325{48 Cars in 48 States: Travis “Royboy” Scanlan’s Cross Country Camping Bonanza, & Rob’s Adventures on Hot Rod Power Tour 2017!

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48 Cars in 48 States: Travis "Royboy" Scanlan's Cross Country Camping Bonanza, & Rob's Adventures on Hot Rod Power Tour 2017!

Jun 16 2017

57mins

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TMCP #383{Auction Insights! Bret Voelkel from Ride Tech at Barrett Jackson, and NPD’s Ask Rick Segment on the Growth of Mecum

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This episode marks a fun trip to the January auctions! Our intrepid show producer Bernie McPartland was our man on the scene at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale Arizona and while there caught up with Bret Voelkel of RideTech. To follow up with that, we had Rick Schmidt on to get his opinion on the auction world as a whole, both from a marketing perspective for NPD and as a buyer and seller of cars. I also really wanted his opinion on the higher-than-normal sales prices of "Resto-mod" Corvettes at the Barrett Jackson auction (which he does watch annually) vs their fully restored counterparts.

Feb 01 2019

52mins

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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

1hr 5mins

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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

1hr 19mins

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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

1hr 9mins

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TMCP #336{How To Be an Automotive Power Couple on YouTube: Emily and Aaron Reeves From Flying Sparks Garage!

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A Model and a Mechanic Make a YouTube Channel: Emily and Arron Reeves From Flying Sparks Garage

Oct 13 2017

1hr 2mins

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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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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

1hr 9mins

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TMCP #411{SEMA Show Special 2019 #1 – Phil and Jeremy Gerber: Roadster Shop, Rick Love: Vintage Air, Sean Barber: New Legend, and Mike Pennington: Meguiars!

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This weeks installment is the first of multiple 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 show marks the very first appearance of the […]

Nov 15 2019

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TMCP #410{Tim Kollasch from Aluma – Perfecting Car Hauling with Iowa Made Aluminum Lightweight Trailers – Ask Rick, Debunking the “Impending Demise” of Hot Rods and Classic Muscle Cars

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This weeks show is with Tim Kollasch from Alumna Trailers, an Iowa company that makes arguably the best aluminum car trailers on the market for collectors, enthusiasts, and gearheads likes us! They pioneered many of the designs that are now common place, have quality open, tilt, and enclosed trailers, and do so with all aluminum designs that stand the test of time without rusting out in the first 5 years!

Nov 08 2019

1hr 16mins

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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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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

55mins

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TMCP #407{Kevin Hellman – Dodge Challenger Brand Manager and the Future of Halo Cars – Ask Rick, Those Crazy 70’s Cars!

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This weeks show is with Kevin Hellman, the Dodge Challenger brand manager.   He was previously on the show in episode 403 as a part of the Roadkill Nights episode but I wanted to find out more about keeping the classic muscle style cars alive in new car packages.

Kevin grew up playing with almost anything with an engine just outside of St Louis Mo. He headed into college knowing he wanted to work in engineering but was not sure what. He added his Bachelor in Business later so he could know how to be a better brand manager. Kevin mentioned that the brand manager position is like being at the center of a wheel where all of the aspects of a brand radiate out and the manager is facilitating the connections making sure everyone communicates.

Classic cars have always been an extension of ones personality and the current line of muscle cars is no different. Kevin noticed that many people make their twitter handles or email addresses a description of their car and think that owners love and identify with their vehicles on a basic level. Dodge is working hard to keep the personal choices coming with eye catching colors like GoMango or Plum Crazy and performance options like the Hellcat and wide body packages.

Oct 04 2019

1hr 4mins

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TMCP #406{Jordan Zlotoff – The Amazing M1 Concourse in Motor City; The Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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This weeks show is with Jordan Zlotoff, the Chief Executive Officer of the M1 Concourse in Pontiac Michigan. Perhaps just a few years ago not many people had heard of the M1. Today however, times have changed! Thanks to a multiple great events and it's strategic placement near the automotive capital of the world, the M1 is gaining international attention. We were onsite at the recent (and massive) Roadkill nights event there as mentioned in Episode 403. Jordan is leading the way on the high visibility of this fantastic place and I wanted to find out more about it.

Sep 20 2019

58mins

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TMCP #405{How to Pursue an Automotive Education with Wyotech; Guests: Jim Mathis and Troy Chaney

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This weeks show is with WyoTech President and CEO Jim Mathis along with the VP of Admissions Troy Chaney. Founded in Laramie in 1966, WyoTech provides concentrated training programs  such as Automotive Technology, Collision Refinishing Technology, Diesel Technology, Interior, Restoration and performance, and other areas as well. Jim is a graduate of WyoTech and previously held the office of President up until 2002. Wyotech has changed ownership over the years, but Jim was able to purchase the school just a few years ago and returned back into family owned hands. He intends to keep it that way. For those that have ever considered attending an automotive trade program this will be a MUST LISTEN TO interview.

Sep 13 2019

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TMCP #404{Engineer Dan Cheveralls – Using 3D Printing For One-Off Reproduction Parts; NPD’s Ask Rick – The Business, Art, and Science of Manufacturing Large Volume Restoration Parts

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This weeks show is with Dan Cheveralls, an engineer at a tools company and a fellow Dukes of Hazzard fan. His experience as a product development engineer brought him into the fold of using 3D printing for the development and evaluation of new products, and he has successfully integrated this into his personal life by creating "one-off" parts for his own restoration projects. Since the viability of 3D printing has been a common question as of late I asked him on the show to share the process!

On this edition of Ask Rick we dug into the opposite side of the 3D "one off" discussion and jumped full bore into the process, timeline, and (frankly) large expense of mass market restoration part manufacturing! I wanted to know about some of the intricacies surrounding the creation and sourcing of a new part.

Sep 06 2019

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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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TMCP #402{From Architecture to Race Teams to Hot Rods – Cody Young’s Amazing Hot Rod Shop Journey; Now Adding Holley Fuel Injection to the Kibbe Lee!

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This weeks show is with Cody Young, owner and operator of Cody Crafted specialty shop. Cody grew up with a passion for cars and speed, which led him into racing and building race cars. He traveled around and did some wrenching or sales as well as stand in racing for some teams. After years of living life in the fast lane, it was time to settle down and pick a reliable job to support his family. Cody started working in a dealership and after a few years there, he realized that the Saturday hours were causing him to miss his boys growing up. His realization that life was slipping through his fingers, he knew it was time to start his own business so he could call the shots. After working in a fab shop, to learn how to do the work, he started Cody Crafted and is able to spend time with family while still building vehicles that fire his passion.

Check out Episode 359 where I talked to Jeff Teel from Holley regarding the Terminator Stealth fuel injection system. This system looks like the old school Holley carb just like what was used on the General Lee. I have been talking about installing this injection system since even before the Kibbe Lee was purchased. Cody, being the consummate listener, noticed that I had a lot going on and he thought that this is his time to step up and lend a hand. He has installed a few different injection systems in various cars and trucks and knew that he could help out with a little expertise. I greatly appreciate the offer to help and thought I should have him on the show to learn more about CodyCrafted.

If you would like to know more about Cody and what CodyCrafted can do for you, check out his page at CodyCrafted.com or on Instagram.com/codycrafted. You can keep up with the latest happenings on Facebook.com/CodyCrafted.

Aug 09 2019

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TMCP #401{The Best Car Buying Trips Ever with NPD’s Rick Schmidt

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This weeks episode features a full show dedicated to a catch up on e-mails as well as our popular "Ask Rick" segment to discuss the two best things in car life: road trips, and buying cars on road trips!

That led to the discussion of purchasing two of his dream cars as well; his '67 GTO and his 1969 Boss 429 Mustang. In the case of the Boss, it was his lifelong dream car. He had a feeling that prices were only going up so he borrowed some cash from his sister and put the deal together. Listen in to find out how prophetic that decision was....for both the GTO and the Boss!

Aug 02 2019

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TMCP #400{We Made it to 400! Celebration Show with Jeff Allison of Allison Custom

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This weeks show features the return of Jeff Allison, Owner and operator of Allison Customs, Airline Pilot, and You Tube sensation. I asked Jeff to be on the show as a fitting tribute as to how far the show (and Jeff) have come in the last 400 episodes. Back in episode 72 (Feb 2011) I announced that the Chevelle was going to be built and that Jeff had offered to build it for me. Since then it has not only been an amazing experience with the car but a fun journey with a great friend. 

For a long time Jeff Allison ran a construction company as his main source of income and flew airplanes as a side business and had dreams of owning a hot rod shop. Jeff eventually moved up to captain and dropped building houses but now had time to work on cars as the side job. He said that eventually he wants to retire from flying and go full time in the custom business. The automotive jobs he takes are never rush jobs and the customers understand that it may take awhile since this is not the main source of income.
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As a car enthusiast, Jeff liked to fill his down time with automotive information and The Muscle Car Place became one of his main sources of entertainment. In January of 2011 Jeff offered to help bring my Chevelle dreams to life and so began a great friendship. The build was featured start to finish on The Muscle Car Place and over the next four years it went from mostly rust to a stunning SEMA show car that attracted attention for TMCP and Allison Customs as well as Ron Francis Wiring who hosted the car in their booth. Today I use the Chevelle as intended as an autocross car and it attracts attention where ever I drive it.

Jul 19 2019

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TMCP #399{Seth Withers, Our New Muscle Car Place Network Sales Director – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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This week our guest was Seth Withers, our brand new sales director for The MuscleCar Place Network of shows. After ten years of building our network shows the shows to an amazing level of production and content, I knew that to achieve our goal of "big time" it would require a full time Sales Sales Director to place over the entire network. This person had to have a sales track record, be a real car guy or gal already, be a fit with out existing team, and (most importantly) be a true believer in our podast network already. As always, I asked my existing listeners for help....and Seth was the fit we needed. He is a long time listener of both The MuscleCar Place and the Kibbe and Friends show and he is anxious to start working with the team. He began a few months ago and we're now going public with it!

Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan: Good Guys Columbus and Des Moines results, APOLLO Astronaut Corvette's, and the never ending saga of his '68 Camaro!

Jul 15 2019

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TMCP #398{Vintage Air’s Rick Love – A/C Systems and Troubleshooting for Every Muscle Car; NPD’s Ask Rick – Tools That Sell, Toys that Don’t, and Fireworks on the 4th!

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Happy 4th of July, 2019! This week our guest was Rick Love, the executive vice president of Vintage Air, manufacturer extraordinaire of cutting edge air conditioning retrofit products. Listen in to hear how and why they make everything - even their plastic - in house! Plus, hear what the NUMBER ONE issue that occurs after a Vintage Air installation (hint - it has to do with the way the system is charged).

Jul 03 2019

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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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TMCP #396{Nathan Warren, Warren Customs; Job Complete! The Full And Final Restoration Story of Kibbe Lee!

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This week I traveled to Warren Customs in Hamilton Alabama to hang out with Nathan Warren and pickup my freshly updated General Lee! I dropped the car off in January for the full "Season 2" Dukes of Hazzard conversion and after months of hard work he was ready to roll. Last week, he was done! This is the whole story of the restoration, soup to nuts.

Even before I purchased  this car, Nathan had offered to be the one to do the work to make my dream come true. Creating this particular car seemed easy....but was really tricky as most of the subtle changes were fairly major.  Other than the fact that my car was already orange and wearing the GL uniform, cosmetically almost everything else had to change. In episode 353 of The Muscle Car Place I did the first full interview with Nathan where we detailed the plans how to make it as TV correct as it could get. Little did I know that things would go way beyond our simple plans.
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The General Lee is as much a character in The Dukes Of Hazzard show as any other cast member. Like most actors the role changes and the actor looks different over several years of filming. To be as accurate as it can be, a specific season had to be chosen and I chose to make the car a season two clone with all the oddities that time had to offer. Nathan was more than up to the challenge and even has parts he can make for other General Lee creators out there.

One piece that REALLY pulls off the "Season 2" look is the amazing push bar that is the most accurate recreation I have seen. In order to make it that great it had to go through a couple iterations, and change more, even after it looked correct at first. There is a lot of work in any restoration but Nathan admitted that in some cases he made more work for himself by striving for the most accurate representation possible. Customers in his shop agree that he is a stickler and they trust him to make the job right.

Jun 14 2019

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TMCP #395{Tommy Lee Byrd, Coker Tires for Classic Muscle and Everything else – Ask Rick; See You at the Races?

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This week our guest was Tommy Lee Byrd,Marketing and PR Coordinator for the Coker Tire Company. He is from Tennessee and was referred to us by Mike Finnegan. He grew up around drag cars and racing so when he went off to college he just wanted to be around cars. Tommy's dad even sold everything he could to buy him a 64 Corvette coupe as a gift. He also owns a 1964 Chevelle that is his "Grandma car" and just plain fun to drive around in.

Coker tire got it's start in 1960 when Harold Coker purchased a BF Goodrich dealership in Chatanooga TN and got access to the manufacturer of tires. He started ordering special build tires for antique vehicles made from antique tire molds. He either had the rights to use the name of the old tire manufacturers are he simply put Coker on the sidewalls and a brand was born. The family would go to car shows and advertise the tire at events catering to that market. Coker built up it's collection of old tire molds after they were discontinued by the manufacturer.
Tommy Lee Byrd with his daughter and his 64 Corvette
By having contacts at the major tire manufacturers, they were able to make agreements to continue using the brand names on the tire made with these old molds. Tommy said that the radial tires with wide white walls that look like originals has really been Coker's trademark over the years. Modern radials have better ride and tire life and really enhance the old vehicles in comfort and safety. The original Coker radial was the companies own design to be like the classic tires customers were looking for. Coker's American classic tires are made in the USA using Coker molds.

Jun 07 2019

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TMCP #394{Mike Paul: Liquidating a Massive Buick, Olds, Pontiac Collection of Documented Rare Cars Needing Restoration – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

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Liquidating a huge collection of Buick, Olds, and Pontiacs:

This week our guest was Mike Paul, the host of the Motor Madhouse Podcast and life long muscle car fanatic. His love of cars goes back to his upbringing and he has learned a lot from his father where he helped him curate a collected of Buick, Olds, and Pontiac muscle cars that were all well documented (and rare enough) to warrant a restoration. Many have highly rare option combinations, or in one case ONLY go fast options and nothing else. Mike told the details and gives some history on some of the cars which was fascinating on many levels. While they did have the chance to restore many cars, but there's only so much time in life and the reality was they'd never see them all done. This discussion is all about liquidating the collection and moving them on to new homes!

May 17 2019

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