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TAC 165 - Amelia Dalgaard (Motor Press Drive Day), Paul Pollock (Corvette Story) & more!

(10-10-2019) - Randy heads over to Motor Press Guild's "Drive Day" to grab as many cool rides as he can with vehicles provided by manufacturers in this annual event! (:00) - Randy's introduction to "Drive Day", (1:30) - Randy takes Lexus representative for a ride in the RX "F" series SUV, (4:45) Scott Brown of Fiat-Chrysler on the Ram Rebel diesel, (6:30) Art Flores (FCA) on the Fiat 500 L, (8:20) - Terrance Jenkins from Aston Martin before Randy's drive in a DB 11 Volante, (14:00) -...


TAC 164 - Japanese Classic Cars with Tom Matano (Mazda designer), Jay Ataka (Z Sportwagon)

(10-03-2019) - Randy headed over to the Japanese Classic Car show in Long Beach, CA. and caught up with Jay Ataka to talk about his one of one Datsun Z "Sportwagon", Mazda designer Tom Matano about the Miata/MX-5 and how that came about, and Sean Morris of Top Rank importers, just in case you listen to all of this and decide to order your own classic from Japan, Austrailia or another country.


TAC 163 - Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Scorpion)

(09-26-2019) - Actor Robert Patrick gets on the "Talking About Cars podcast" hotline with Randy and Hot Rod Bob Beck to give us "Breaking News" about the motorcycle only "Love Ride", talk about his cool "rat rod" '66 GMC, wanting to "split lanes" in an all electric "Live Wire" motorcycle, his new business venture, co-owning a Harley dealership, and what he did to honor POWs and MIAs recently, plus a surprisingly candid moment from Bob talking about his time in Vietnam in the 60s.


TAC 162 - Elana Scherr (Freelance Auto Journalist), Hot Rod Bob Beck (co-host)

(09-19-2019) - former Hot Rod Magazine and "Roadkill" editor Elana Scherr joins Randy and "Hot Rod" Bob Beck on Monterey Car week 2019, What it's like to be a passenger in a formula one car, 10 subjects she will always be ready to talk about, the late Jessi Combs, and why Elana wants to hire Randy's wife so she could send her car related messages about her car collecting.


TAC 161 - Heather Storm (ex-Garage Squad), Erica Schrull (Automotive Influencer)

(09-12-2019) - Heather Storm joins TAC’s “3rd time on the show” club to talk about what happened with her role on “Garage Squad”, Meeting Shirley Muldowney, and going on a Nor Cal to So Cal cruise in her 65 Mustang, and how she and Erica want to see you at the Balboa Car Show in Newport Beach, CA. September 22nd. From 7a-9a!! Erica Schrull talks about her addiction to Dodge Challengers (she’s had 5 already), and both Heather and Erica join Randy in picking the three toys that belong in the...


TAC 160 - George Poteet (Salt Flats Racer) Hot Rod Bob Beck (GAAS)

(09-05-2019) - This week Randy and "Hot Rod" Bob Beck talk about Bonneville Speed Week in Utah, how one race team worked feverishly to get their car ready to go, but never did get it running in time to make a run! They are joined by famed Bonneville racer George Poteet of Memphis, TN, who is a veteran of the Salt Flats and talks about the car that got away...that he got right back, at Bonneville, and he and Randy share 57 Pontiac stories!


TAC 159 - Remembering Jessi Combs (1980-2019)

(08-29-2019) - With the shocking death of race car driver, TV show host, and car builder Jessi Combs on a dry lake bed in Oregon, we offer up this tribute to "the fastest woman on four wheels!" Jessi talked with podcast host Randy Kerdoon back in 2015 and talked about how she realized she was a car person, her start on TV, and how she wanted to be an example for woman who feared getting their hands dirty when it came to cars. She also talks about her role in breaking a land speed record in a...


TAC 158 - More with Steve Butcher, Leonard Jefferson (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) Part 2 of 2

(08-22-2019) - it's part 2 of our 2 part talk with the picture car coordinator and picture car captain of the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.....Steve Butcher and Leonard Jefferson along with Randy and Hot Rod Bob, give us the lowdown of other cars from the these cars are found, what has to be done to them to get them movie ready.....ALSO, what it was like to close down the 101 the middle of the day...for a movie!! Hot Rod Bob Beck joined me as we find out how...


TAC 157 - Steve Butcher, Leonard Jefferson (Car Co-ordinators 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood') Part 1 of 2

(08-15-2019) - Picture Car Co-ordinator Steve Butcher and Car Captain Leonard Jefferson join Randy and Hot Rod Bob to talk about the just under 2,000 Classic Cars needed for the recent movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". How did they get those cars? What does it take to get them "movie ready"? Finding the actual "Manson Family" 1959 Ford Galaxie, and...wait, haven't I seen those cars in other movies? Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on social media!


TAC 156 - Charlie Picerni (Starsky & Hutch), Joey Torino, Johnny Torino (own Torinos)

(08-08-2019) - Randy catches up with stunt man and actor Charlie Picerni from the 1970s TV show "Starsky & Hutch", (He's the guy circled, that David Soule has pulled from that Lincoln and thrown on the hood!) We talk about his S&H connection, should stuntmen get honored at awards shows, and what he did in "Die-Hard 2"! Then "Johnny Torino" and "Joey Torino" who own replica Torinos and discuss how there really are differences between the TV Show car, and the Movie car! Don't forget, please...


TAC 155 - Murray Langston (Unknown Comic), The Hot Rod Bob report

(08-01-2019) - Randy talks cars, Laugh-In, the "Gong" Show and driving cars that don't have reverse gears with comedian Murray Langston AKA the "Unknown Comic" at the Hollywood Show! Then "Hot Rod" Bob Beck gets his first ever segment "the Hot Rod Bob Report!"....complete with accompanyment from the Talking About Cars podcast Kazoo Band! We talk electric cars outlawed at some drag strips and reports that the Chevy C8 may have already sold out for 2020! in ONE WEEK??


TAC 154 - Anson Williams, Don Most (Happy Days), Harlan Charles (GM Corvette C8)

(07-25-2019) - Randy catches up with that "Happy Days" duo "Potsie" and "Ralph Malph" at the "Hollywood Show"! Anson Williams on his first car which would have fit right in on Happy Days, and Don Most secret desire for a classic car from the 30s, and what it's like when your windshield wipers stop working in the middle of a snowstorm! Also, GM product manager on the new Corvette C8, Harlan Charles talks with Randy about how the new car uses GPS to adjust it's ride height!!


TAC 153 - Marta Kristen (Lost in Space Pt 2), Joey Lawrence (Blossom), Hot Rod Bob Beck (on Corvettes)

(07-18-2019) - Randy is joined by Hot Rod Bob Beck to take a look back at Corvettes before the announcement of the new mid engine model, then it's Part 2 of our "Lost in Space" conversation at "the Hollywood Show" with Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson), Angela Cartwright (Penny Robinson), and Billy Mumy (Will Robinson).....PLUS, Joey Lawrence (Blossom & Brotherly Love) on how a little known Pontiac catapulted him into an appreciation of cars!


TAC 152 - Billy Mumy, Angela Cartwright (Lost in Space) Part 1 of 2

(07-11-2019) - Randy visits a "Hollywood Show" at the LA Airport and catches up with former original Lost in Space actors, Billy Mumy and Angela Cartwright who played "Will Robinson" and "Penny Robinson". Billy gives Randy the lowdown on his love of European cars, and mentions how he and Angela were very close after the show ended. Billy feels Angela has selected amnesia about a certain incident in his dad's old '68 Pontiac LeMans.


TAC 151 - Ray Parker Jr, Dan Akyroyd (Ghostbusters), Steve Tash (Christine) Hot Rod Bob Beck

(07-04-2018) - Randy checks in with Hot Rod Bob Beck on the latest car news, then he shares interviews from the Ghostbusters Fan Fest at the Sony Studios, chatting with singer Ray Parker Jr, and a new segment called..."123 Seconds with Dan Aykroyd*!! Then he talks with actor Steve Tash who played the bully with the 67 Camaro in the movie "Christine!" Let's just say his role in the movie didn't end well!


TAC 150 - Rick Lorenzen, Larry Sutton, Sid Waterman (Lions Drag Strip Museum)

(06-27-2019) - Randy visits the new "Lions Drag Strip Museum" in Rancho Dominguez, California (near Long Beach) and talks with land owner Rick Lorenzen who helped make it a reality, and supplied the incredible cars and displays including a mock up of the actual location where the races began! Larry Sutton worked at Lion's for all 17 years of it's existence and has some great stories including how he ended up in an out-house at 65 miles an hour on the strip! Sid Waterman shares his...


TAC 149 - KC Jones (Team Steam) Hot Rod Bob Beck (co-host)

(06-20-2019) - Randy and "Hot Rod Bob" talk with "K.C." Jones....who operates "Team Steam", a racing team that rides Jet powered dragsters (that look like Trains) and Jet powered Peterbilts down the race track!


TAC 148 - Mike Mantel, Wild Bill Shrewsbury (Hemi Under Glass), Steve Gibbs (Nitro Reunion)

(06-13-2019) - Randy checks in with the owner of a "Hemi-Under Glass" 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, Mike Martell, and driver "Wild Bill" Shrewsbury and the version of the car he almost bought, until it rolled over on Jay Leno's TV show, him owning the real "Little Red Wagon", and a "helliphant" version using a modern Dodge Challenger! Then we listen as Steve Gibbs honors a group of drag racing legends from the San Gabriel Speedway!! and....Talking About Cars NEWS looks at finding the owner of a...


TAC 147 - Hollywood talks about Movie & TV Cars at the Petersen Museum

(06-06-2019) - This week, Randy joins Hollywood Movie Car execs, Art Directors and those who provide "movie cars" for some of the biggest and most memorable movies and TV Shows that are part of the Petersen Museum's "Hollywood Dream Cars" exhibit. They include Art Director George Hill (Blade Runner 2049), Car Co-ordinator Josh Hancock (John Wick 3), Howard Belker (Porsche designer), Dennis McCarthy (Fast & Furious), Michael Scheff (Spiderman), Bob Gale (Back to the Future) and Scott Mantz....


TAC 146 - Kenny Harms (PGA Caddy), Ron Hurwitz, Derek Scouler (Police Vehicles)

(05-30-2019) - when PGA golfer Kenny Na won the "Charles Schwab Challenge" at Fort Worth, Texas (the former Colonial event), he won a trophy and a big check but handed over the keys to the other prize...a restored 1973 Dodge Challenger to his caddy Kenny Harms. Kenny joins Randy to explain how THAT all happened! Then, Ron Hurwitz and Derek Scouler join Randy from the Chrysler Performance West "Spring Fling" in Van Nuys, talk CHP and Police Car collecting and how, if you...