Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio News

The Meltdown Drags Association Cancels the 2019 Event

November 9, 2018

The Meltdown Drags Association has decided to cancel the 2019 event at Byron Dragway as reported in the Rockford RRStar.com. Read full article Posted on their Facebook – November 8th, 2018 It’s the end of the Meltdown Drags as we know it. Back in 2010 the stars aligned and the Meltdown Drags was born from…

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Golden Sahara II Shown on TV in a 1962 Broadcast

November 9, 2018

The Golden Sahara II was on the popular 1962 TV series “I’ve Got A Secret”. Host Garry More introduces Jim Street who brings the automobile out by remote control.  

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Ken Block unleashes this 1400 HP 1965 Ford Mustang

November 9, 2018

To celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 4, Ken Block unleashes his 1400 HP 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 on the world-famous Goodwood Estate. Drive the Hoonicorn and other Hoonigan vehicles today in Forza Horizon 4!  

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SEMA Action Network “Quit Stalling Replica Vehicle Production

November 9, 2018

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff SEMA is encouraging its members to ask U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to implement the replica car law. Under the 2015 law spearheaded by SEMA, small automakers (5,000 or fewer vehicles produced globally) may sell up to 325 turnkey replica cars a year in the United States, vehicles…

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The Hespeler family’s hemi-powered Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod in a race with Cancer.

October 19, 2018

Scott Hespeler was starting to scratch build a Factory Five 33 hot rod when they discovered he had cancer. To make sure Scott saw this build completed his family and friends worked a lot of late nights finish his build.  Scott survived long enough to hear hemi roar and see it finished. When Dave Smith,…

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Did You Know Alan Kulwicki? UW-Milwaukee Wants to Know

October 19, 2018

This is a project by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2010, they established a memorial engineering student center called the Alan Kulwicki Pit Stop. With Alan being inducted into the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame, it is time for a refresh. The Pit Stop will become the “Alan…

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Automotive Artist Chris Dunlop painting a car with a Sharpie

October 19, 2018

Better known as the “Sharpie Cars”. Chris Dunlop is an amazing automotive illustrator and pinstriper. Then one day he picked up a regular high school Sharpie marker and started to draw on a car. Directly on the original paint and that’s when people took notice. This never would have been cool – except Chris is…

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Gene Winfield on the TV show “My Classic Car” with Dennis Gage

October 19, 2018

Recently you heard that Gene Winfield was in a hospital with a fractured hip while in Finland. So we thought it would be great to replay a really cool interview with Gene on TV’s My Classic Car” with Dennis Gage. Hanging out with Gene at area car shows where he is demonstrating how to chop…

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Stage 12 of the Cannonball Route for Chris Tribbey

September 21, 2018

Chris Tribbey has been on the road since September 6th where he left Portland, Maine and traveling to Portland, Oregon. All on his 1911 Excelsior motorcycle. He is in the final stages of the Cannonball run. It has been exciting to read his daily blog with photographs and video and follow the many miles he…

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He was a die hard hot rod guy

September 13, 2018

“Hello I am the president of the Heavy Hangers Car club here in Milwaukee. You and I spoke briefly at the Drifters car show awhile back. I am contacting you because recently one of my long time friends and club mate lost his father too illness. He was a die hard hotrod guy and had…

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Kustomrama Preserves Milwaukee Car History

September 7, 2018

Joe Roth’s 1959 Chevrolet was bought in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Customized by the Cudahy Auto Body. Interior was done by legendary Karl Kasper of Kasper Auto Trim. It was displayed at the Milwaukee Rod O Rama. Read full historical document preserved by KUSTOMRAMA – Traditional Rod and Kustom Encyclopedia. This article is full of details and…

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FONZ fm is giving one pair of Green Bay Packer tickets away to one lucky winner

September 6, 2018

  We have a winner! We announced the winner on the Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio last Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. If you have a friend who’s name starts with William – you might want to give him a call because he just won 2 tickets to the Packers vs. 49ers’. Game night is October 15th,…

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High school needs safety gear for the race car they built.

August 24, 2018

Dana, Timm, Teacher 9-12, Bay View Middle and High School, Milwaukee, WI Bay View High School builds an AWESOME race car every year from the ground up, with minimal tools, in the basement of our school. Over the years we have learned the depth of resources it takes to build this little beauty and keep our kids safe…

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Doug Rose Killed: Driver of the famous Green Mamba Jet Car

August 24, 2018

Doug Rose passed away in a tragic crash during an exhibition at the Norway Speedway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. See full Autoweek’s article. Using his jet car Green Mamba – Doug has been entertaining drag racing fans since the mid 60’s. Great Lake’s Dragaway, Union Grove Wisconsin, was a favorite stop of his. And the Green…

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WHRR Broadcast Remote Special

July 27, 2018

Press Release: July 27, 2018 Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, LLC For the 1st time Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will broadcast on a different day and time. This broadcast will be on Sunday, August 5th from 10 to 11 am. This show is being brought to you by Milwaukee Concours d’ Elegance and the Show and…

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Interviews with Henry Winkler, Jo Coddington, Butch Patrick, KC Mathieu, Gene Winfield and more…

July 26, 2018

The interviews conducted at the 2018 Iola Car Show included: Joe Opperman and Larry Fechter –  Iola Car Show Team Members Jo Coddington – Discovery’s American Hot Rod and industry spokesperson Henry Winkler – the FONZ Cristy Lee, Bogi Lateiner, Rachel De Barros – Velocity’s All Girls Garage Gene Winfield – Famous Custom Car Builder Mike and Jim Ring…

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KC’s 1000 HP FrankenTruck update

July 16, 2018

Since we saw KC at Iola, we thought we’d check in with how the Frankenstein F100 truck. The video is a couple months old but you get to see what is up with the truck.

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SEMA Action Network Concerns About Imported Automobiles and Auto Parts

June 23, 2018

U.S. Department of Commerce Action on Imported Automobiles and Auto Parts Could Trigger 25% Tariffs Overview:  President Trump has directed the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to investigate whether imported automobiles and auto parts pose a threat to America’s national security.  The DOC investigation applies to all types of cars and parts—new cars, classic cars, OEM…

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Congress Introduces Bill to Help Prevent E15 Misfuelling

May 25, 2018

SEMA-supported legislation (HR 5855) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would expand the current warning label required on gas pumps dispensing E15 (gasoline that’s 15% ethanol). The new label would include the words “warning” and “check your owner’s manual,” be 5×7 in. or larger, and include pictograms depicting a boat, lawnmower,…

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WHRR Moving to the New FONZ FM Radio Station!

May 6, 2018

Captn’ Bob and Arlo are excited that their long running Wisconsin Hot Radio Show is moving it’s studio to Milwaukee’s FONZ Fm radio station. It’s all about Pop, Soul and Rock n Roll! Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will still be on the radio every Saturday morning from 9 to 10 am. You can listen in…

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