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The best darn podcast about American muscle cars, ever!

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The best darn podcast about American muscle cars, ever!

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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 .

iTunes Ratings

641 Ratings
Average Ratings
314
316
4
2
5

Woo boo

By Dean Legler - Feb 14 2020
Read more
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

Latest release on Oct 16, 2020

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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

1hr 9mins

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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

1hr 7mins

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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

55mins

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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

1hr 14mins

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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

56mins

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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

1hr 15mins

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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: 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

51mins

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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

1hr 24mins

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Rank #17: 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

1hr 2mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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

1hr 12mins

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