Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio News

FONZfm with Captn’ Bob and Arlo in St. Patrick’s Parade

February 26, 2019

That’s right! The coolest pop, soul and rock n roll radio station – the FONZfm – is teaming up with Captn’ Bob and Arlo to walk Milwaukee’s 53rd Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Saturday, March 9th The 53rd Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its return on Saturday, March 9th at 12pm.…

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Captn’ Bob and Arlo at the Greater Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show

February 26, 2019

Friday, March 1st  from 3 to 5 pm in the Bennett Coachworks Exhibit hall. Look for the FONZfm booth. Bob Bennett’s team always have a great display of cars and trucks. This year they will have an exhibit of interesting barn finds. To find out more visit AutoShowMilwaukee.com Listen to an interview with Jim Tolkan,…

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Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio going to Iola Car Show

January 9, 2019

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, LLC and Iola Car Show and Swap Meet have sign an agreement to bring the WHRR team. This year’s event’s theme is “Calling All Car Clubs!” They are going to honor car club members throughout the event. WHRR will bring their entire team where they will perform live interviews on the…

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Mechanic tackles classic microcars and bikes damaged in Mazomanie

December 27, 2018

Posted by WKOW 27 ABC Madison, WI MIDDLETON (WKOW) —  After August’s historic flooding, a Madison mechanic was left with dozens of water-logged vehicles to repair, but unlike his typical work, these had no manuals, decades-old engines and irreplaceable mechanics. When the Mazomanie Microcar Museum flooded, 26 microcars and bikes stopped running. Their engines soaked and inoperable,…

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The SHOP Magazine does an article on Captn Bob & Arlo

December 20, 2018

The SHOP Magazine is dedicated to performance, restyling and customization professionals. The article was written by John “Gunner” Gunnell who has been an award-winning automotive author since 1972. – Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio is a radio show and podcast that’s helped shops in several states get the word out about their talents. Show hosts Captn Bob…

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Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Signs With Classic Auto Show

December 20, 2018

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will be appearing at the 2019 Classic Auto Show in Chicago, Illinois. This group has had tremendous success with their California show and what to bring it to the Midwest. Their theme is always about the stories of automobiles and where they came from. They support the causes of car clubs…

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Bonus Video from Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio

November 28, 2018

WHRR recently started posting videos of the interviews you hear on the Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio show. These interviews were film at the SEMA 2018 show in Vegas. Click here to the full Adventures of Captn’ Bob and Arlo Youtube channel.  The WHRR SEMA SERIES interviews – Keep checking website’s weekly radio show schedule to…

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Dick Trickle Memorial Project

November 28, 2018

The Directors of the Dick Trickle Memorial Project and hard working  volunteers are very busy planning, raising funds and doing much of the construction on a Memorial being built in honor of Dick in his home town, Rudolph Wisconsin. Thus far the majority of the fund raising campaign has been grass roots donations from friends,…

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Beating Mustang to the gate: The 1964 Plymouth Barracuda

November 28, 2018

Mac’s Motor City Garage – October 17, 2018 History might not remember it quite that way, but the Plymouth Barracuda actually arrived on the market a few weeks before the Ford Mustang in 1964. Here’s the story behind the sporty Mopar coupe. Read full article    

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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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