Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Show and Podcast

247: Colby Martin, SEMA Action Network (SANS)

Who is watching out for you and your car collection? Sometimes state and national lawmakers put forth laws that will jeopardize your ability to drive your vehicle. Colby Martin is the director of the SEMA’s Action Network. Their role is to monitor, educate and lobby to senators and congress. They continue to alert subscribers of…


246: No Frills RING Girls – The Ring Sisters (in-laws)

Guest: Nancy and Peggy Ring, Ring Brothers. Everyone knows the name “Ring Brothers”. They are premier custom car builders who have been recognized by top industry leaders and builders. However, what about their spouses? Nancy (Mike) Ring and Peggy (Jim) Ring. They work behind the scenes assuring things stay together in the shop. We thought…


245: Jo Coddington in Queensland, Australia and Jim Tolkan from ADAMM

Guest: Jo Coddington and Pete Neale from Pete’s Hot Rod Shop in Queensland, Australia and Jim Tolkan of the Automotive Dealers Association of Mega Milwaukee.   Jo Coddington and Pete Neale Jo Coddington is going to give a report from the Moon Shine Hot Rod Run in Australia. It’s a week long event that includes…


244: Bob Bennett and the Greater Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show

Bob Bennett of Bennett Coachworks will be showcasing his builds at the 2019 Greater Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show presented the ADAMM. The week long event is held from February 23rd through March 3rd. For more information about Bennett Coachworks For more information about the Greater Milwaukee International Car & Truck Show


243: Ma Ma Tried Motorcycle Show Preview and Jimmy Shine Kustom Kulture

Guests: Warren Heir Jr. and Scott Johnson with Ma Ma Tried + Jimmy Shine Speed Shop   Ma Ma Tried Motorcycle Show and Flat Out Friday Racing Warren Heir Jr and Scott Johnson started this crazy cool motorcycle weekend with a goal of combining all types of motorcycles sports. From choppers, ice, rally, round track,…


242: Dave Smith with Factory Five and Milwaukee World of Wheels Preview

Guests Dave Smith, Factory Five Racing + Christopher Stratman with Pinstripe Legends and Bruce Tschida with Milwaukee World of Wheels. Dave Smith is the owner and creative genius of the Factory Five Racing Company. Their motto is “Built, Not Bought!”. Factory Five Racing started in a garage and has grown to become the largest manufacturer…


241: Emily Reeves, Motor Trends “Live, Love, Wrench”

Emily Reeves became popular by creating how-to videos for the weekend mechanics. Her “Flying Sparks Garage” YouTube channel became a huge hit showing how to replace brakes, install exhaust, engine upgrades and more. Motor Trend Network picked up the option to air her episodes which started this January. The show was renamed “Live, Love Wrench”…


240: Ricky Moore, R & R Frames, SEMA Young Gun

Ricky Moore family runs R & R Frames in Belfry Montana. R & R Frames displayed Ricky’s hot rod in the Grandrud Performance Parts booth at the 2018 SEMA show. We talked with Ricky about his hot rod build. We think the rod is in a class all by itself because Ricky blended cues from…


239: Marc Methot, Publisher of CARtoons Magazine

CARtoons Magazine is one of the coolest and funniest automotive magazines. Marc Methot rescued the magazine from the newsstand grave yard. The magazine started in the late 50’s and continued to be published until the 90’s. Where it fell into obscurity due to publishing cost and readers being distracted by that internet thinging. The comic…


238: John Buck, 70th Grand National Roadster Show

John Buck is the owner of Rod Shows which sponsors the world famous Grand National Roadster Show. This year the GNRS will celebrate it’s 70th year. This show is considered the Grand Daddy of them All. Over 3 days of hosting over 500 vehicles inside several buildings and on Saturday you will find cool rides…


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Some Highlights

Troy Trepanier - winner 2017 SEMA
Ring Brothers - Mike and Jim
Joe Martin - Iron Resurrection
Ted Vernon - South Beach Classics
Dave Kindig - Bitchn' Rides
James Wheary - Nash
Ralph Holguin, RMD Garage
Bob Bennett - Bennett Coachworks
Bob Ashton - Muscle Car and Corvette
Wayne Carini - Chasing Classic Cars
Karen Salvaggio - Car Girl Extraordinary
Steve Darnell - Vegas Rat Rods
Noah Alexander - Speed is the New Black
Mark Worman - Grave Yard Carz
Johnathon Klinger - Haggerty
Kevin Flood - UK
Jo Coddington - American Hot Rod
KC Mathieu - KC's Paint Shop
Jay Leno - Jay's Garage
John Force
Darryl Starbird - Custom Builder
Donald Osborne
Colin Comer
Jason Wilson - Douche Larouche Motorcycle Club
Jimmy Shine
Gary Klutt - Legendary Motorcar Company
John "Gunner" Gunnell - Author
Gary Esse - Swap Meets
Colby Martin SEMA - SANS
Stacey David - GEARZ
Chip Foose
Jose Fuentes, Imports
Jeff Johnson - AlStar
Darryl Stuermer - Genesis
Dan Short - Fantom Works
Jessi Combs
Cary Brobeck - Easy Rider
Dave Frieburger - Road Kill
Barry Mequiar
Adam Genei - Mobsteel
John Kraman - Mecum Auctions
Rick Dore - Custom Builder
Tommy Christmas - Fat n Furious
Dennis Pittsenbarger
Slick - Highway to Hell
Aaron Kaufman - Fast n Loud
Chuck Palumbo
Lou Santiago - Car Fix
Richard Rawlings - Fast n Loud
Don Prudhomme
Tom McEwen
Corky Coker
Gene Winfield - Custom Builder
TV Tommy IVO
Danny Koker - Counting Cars
Edsel B Ford
Faith Granger
Henry Winkler
Linda Vaughn
Big Daddy Don Garlits

A visit to Cuba
Traffic intersection cameras
World of Wheels
Muscle Car and Corvettes
History of Nash
Elements of a Stance
Storing your classic
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Mobil Tire Repair
Yellowstone Trail
Car Shows, Car Shows, Car Shows
Coach building
Harley Davidson Museum
Ma Ma Tried Motorcycle Show
Great Lakes Dragaway
Blessing your vehicle
Largest Swap Meet in the Midwest
6 or 12 volt - positive or negative ground?
A visit from Jay Leno in Wisconsin Dells
Guardians of Children Belle City Chapter
Bikers Against Child Abuse
UK motoring laws
Southern Illinois car shows
The wreck of the Hemi Under Glass
Cars from a Women's Perspective
History of Car Clubs
SEMA Action Network
Music with the Cowsills