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Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Show and Podcast

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….


301: Our Car Show Radio Brother.

(Season 14 EP 12) Chris Hahn is a radio DJ broadcasting from the lower tip of Illinois. His show is the popular Southern Illinois Car News which covers car events and motor mania in a five state area. We keep in touch with Chris because he started pretty much like we did. He set up…


300: Changes To Wisconsin’s Collector & Hobby Plates?

(Season 14 EP 11) Our guest will be Colby Martin who represents all automotive enthusiast to the government through the SEMA Action Network (SAN). Recently, two Wisconsin State representatives proposed automotive registration changes to acquiring Collector Plates. These changes would RESTRICT ELIGIBILITY AND INCREASE FEES FOR COLLECTOR AND HOBBYIST VEHICLES (see SAN notice) It should…


299: Mama Tried Motorcycle Show & Flat Out Friday Racing

(Season 14 EP 10) Our guest will be Scott Johnson and Warren Heir, Jr. Mama Tried Motorcycle ShowA couple of years ago they decided to put together a unique motorcycle show that doesn’t discriminate against machine. The idea is to bring all camps of bike enthusiasts together in conversation. Just hang out and enjoy each…


298: Going to use the Way-Back Machine.

(Season 14 EP 9) We decided to look back at the past week. So we set the Way-Back Machine to go back to the World of Wheels and the Greater Milwaukee International Auto and Truck Show. There were so many fun and interesting things that happened to us while we were out-and-about. It will be…


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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