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Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Show and Podcast

311: Ring Brothers plus Chris Slack from GM High Performance.

Mike and Jim Ring of the Ring Brothers plus Chris Slack GM’s High-Performance Parts. Ring Brothers – We are checking in with Wisconsin’s own award-winning builder and automobile products manufacture. What have they been up to? How is their products division doing with all these “stay at home” quarantine orders?  Are they planning any new…


310: Turning Back the Dial

(Season 14 EP 21) Captn’ Bob and Arlo are going to turn back the dial with great interviews and the music you all have been asking for. We heard from many of you asking about our favorite interviews. So we went back into our vast library and pulled out some really cool ones. Then we…


309: Automotive artist Johnny Jalopy.

(Season 14 EP 20) Johnny Jalopy Johnny loves being that guy who is a little different. We all had that kid in the neighborhood who would wire up a tin can to bang against the spokes when everyone else was using baseball cards that made a fluttering noise. It’s that kinda kid we all thought…


308: Stacey David, GEARZ TV Show and Bob Bennett, Bennett Coachworks

(Season 14 EP 19) Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 am on the FONZ fm Two very popular guests: Stacey David from the long running GEARZ TV show and Bob Bennett who is owner and operator of Bennett Coachworks. Stacey David has been a long time friend of Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. Since he attended…


307: What’s with Iola Car Show and Wisconsin Street Rod Association.

(Season 14 EP 18) We will have two guest on the show talking about how COVID-19 will impact their shows. Joe Opperman and Kenny Dukow. NEWS ALERT!Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2020Since this show aired the Iola Car Show has been canceled. See their website for more information. Joe Opperman is the Executive Director for Iola…


306: Justin Ashley, NHRA Top Fuel Driver / Owner

(Season 14 EP 17) Justin Ashley is currently one of the youngest drivers competing in NHRA’s premier Top Fuel Dragster category. After making his debut in 2016, Ashley quickly ascended through the ranks, collecting two National Event victories and setting multiple track records. In 2017, Ashley was named to the Drag Illustrated 30 under 30…


305: Katie from B-Lazy Diner

(Season 14 EP 16) Katie Blazei owns and operates the B-Lazy Diner in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Several years ago Katie took ownership of this little cafe. Its location is tucked into a small community of fishing boats, bike cycle trails and, (wait for it) classic cars. In a short amount of time, the B-Lazy Diner…


304: Two Topics: Aussie Car Show & Great Lakes Dragaway.

(Season 14 EP 15) When we booked these two guests, Gregg Knapp and Randy Henning, we had now idea how related they would be. When we did the pre-interviews they both were talking about cars racing down a track. The only difference was that one track was in Australia and the other in Union Grove,…


303: Why Are Car Shows Like Jefferson Swap Canceling?

(Season 14 EP 14) We will be talking with Gary Esse the owner of swap meet shows like the Spring Jefferson Auto Swap Meet & Car Show. This show has never had to close in 43 years. The show went on even through monsoons rains, 5 inches of snow and poor economic times. However, Gary…


302: The Gary Schmidt Model Collection

(Season 14 EP 13) The curator for the Gary Schmidt Model Car Collection is John Ostenga. Gary was the publisher of Scale Auto Enthusiast Magazine, Car Modeller Magazine and Galaxie Limited Model Car Company. Our guest will be John Ostenga. John was a long time friend of Gary who passed away over 15 months ago….


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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