Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio News

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 Read full historical document preserved by KUSTOMRAMA – Traditional Rod and Kustom Encyclopedia.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

Here is how you enter to win. One pair of tickets will be given away on the Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Show. The winner will be announced on air – between 9 am to 10 am – on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. The tickets are for the October 15th, 2018, Monday night Green Bay VS…

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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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1959 Hot Rod Magazine film

April 20, 2018

Hot Rod Magazine film from 1959 With the Parker Brothers from Odessa, TX and their early hot rods. Shot similar to Endless Summer this movies follows drag racing teams as they travel to the 1959 Drag Racing Nationals. This film features the DRAGMASTERS team from California. They are also shown in their shop building an…

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Seeing is believing when planning your summer car show events.

April 14, 2018

If you are wondering about what a particular car show was like from last summer. And trying to decide if you should book it for this summer. Then maybe Richie’s huge collection of car show photos might help. When you combine the WHRR Car Show listings with Richie’s Photo Albums your summer adventures will be…

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Captn’ Bob talks Alan Kulwicki with Ryan Eversley and Sean Heckman

April 14, 2018

The very popular NASCAR podcast “Dinner With Racers” – hosted by Ryan Eversley and Sean Heckman – traveled across America to learn more about Greenfield, WI native Alan Kulwicki. Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio’s Captn’ Bob was interviewed for this series because he knew Alan during his successful “UnderBird” days in NASCAR. In his interview Bob talks…

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Ringbrothers Takes a Stand Against Counterfeiters

April 14, 2018

Jim and Mike Ring discuss the growing problem of overseas and domestic counterfeiters duplicating their products and help educate consumers on how to distinguish a genuine Ringbrothers product from a knock-off. Click here to see Ringbrothers.com 

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Wisconsin Proposed Additional Vehicle – Based On Your Income?

February 23, 2018

Submitted by Curt Rymkus, Wisconsin Specialty Vehicle Council. Here is an excerpt from the proposed Assembly Bill 867: “Currently, a local motor vehicle registration fee must be a flat fee. Under this  bill, the fee may be a flat fee or may be based on the vehicle’s value, weight, or number  of axles or the…

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Photos of the 2018 Grand National Roadster Show – by Richie

February 3, 2018

Richie just posted over 600 hundred photos of this year’s 2018 Grand National Roadster Show. The show was in Pomona, California at the Fairplex Convention Center. The show was January 26 – 29th. Click here to see Richie’s Photos

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Friday Night Movies are back!

February 2, 2018

Teen Age Thunder circa: 1957 Time: 1 hour 17 minutes. Starring Robert Fuller the main cowboy in the TV series Laramie. Grab a soda pop and scrunch down in your seat to watch a cool movie with cool rides. It’s a typical story of a teenager not understood by his parents, hassled by greasers and…

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Single License Plate Bills Introduced in Wisconsin

January 5, 2018

  Wisconsin Hot Rodders! You better act NOW! Many of you have been asking about not having to put a front license plate on your classic car. Here your chance to “geter done”. Legislation (A.B. 554/S.B. 458) has been introduced in Wisconsin that would allow vehicles manufactured without a front license-platebracket and collector’s special interest vehicles…

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