Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio News

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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Wisconsin Bill Allowing Hobbyists to Purchase Salvage Vehicles at Auction

January 4, 2018

URGENT LEGISLATION ALERT January, 2018 Support S. B. 647 Wisconsin bill allowing hobbyists to purchase salvage vehicles at auction has been introduced.  S.B. 647 eliminates the burdensome Buyer Identification Card requirement, allowing for increased access to salvage vehicles.  S.B. 647 recognizes the burden Buyer Identification Cards place on hobbyist and individuals who would like to…

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Red Green Automotive Tutorials

December 24, 2017

The Red Green TV Show was on from early 1991 to 2006. The show followed a fella named Red who often said “If the woman don’t find you handsome – they should at least find you handy.” Every episode had the Handyman Corner segment where Red would show us viewers how to adapt something to…

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This hot rodder knows how to play in the snow.

December 21, 2017

This is still one of our favorite videos. A hot rodder playing in the snow with no heater, no windshield wipers and no roof. You might think he’s an idiot – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun watching.

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Tell the Congress to Save Our Racecars!

December 14, 2017

SEMA Action Network (SAN) The RPM Act of 2017 needs your support. Even if you wrote to Congress in 2016, SEMA urges all race fans and businesses to take action again. The future of motorsports remains in jeopardy! Reintroduced at the beginning of the new Congress, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act is…

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Remember those warm days at the drag strip? Hot Rod Drag Week 2017

December 11, 2017

From Cordova Drag Strip, to Byron Dragway, to Great Lakes Dragaway.  This video is for all the mid-west mechanics who are working in garages with little or no heat and thinking winter is just to damn long. It was only 3 months ago – when the air was warm and everything smelled like gasoline and…

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