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A weekly round table discussion, featuring a variety of automotive subjects, interviews, special guests and stories, hosted by the Round Six Gearheads: Brian Stupski, Brad King, Alex Welsh, Eric Hibbs and Del Swanson.

A weekly round table discussion, featuring a variety of automotive subjects, interviews, special guests and stories, hosted by the Round Six Gearheads: Brian Stupski, Brad King, Alex Welsh, Eric Hibbs and Del Swanson.
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A weekly round table discussion, featuring a variety of automotive subjects, interviews, special guests and stories, hosted by the Round Six Gearheads: Brian Stupski, Brad King, Alex Welsh, Eric Hibbs and Del Swanson.






John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

"NO RULES, NO DUES." John Oro, the ever-smiling, always awesome face of the C-10 Club joins the Gearheads for a quick visit in The Round Six Experience at GNRS. We talk C-10 culture, clubs, and the whole family aspect of the scene. It's a great look into what makes this whole thing "click," and spoiler: It's the people. We talk about the upcoming C-10 Intervention and the Round Six connection (Round Six's Brian creates the artwork for each event), and it's one of those shows that you don't...


Kevin Whipps: We're going to Pavillions!

Brian heads out all solo-like to Squarebody Syndicate World Headquarters and takes a break from another One 'n Done on Joe Yezzi's diesel crew cab to sit and talk with Kevin Whipps. We dive deep into the philosophy of the Arizona community and family, and what makes it unique, and then into the builds that made for a career. It's a laid-back ride through the importance of the people over the vehicles every time. We talk mini trucks, the growth and heyday of the Euro tuner scene in the 1990's...


M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

Sean Taylor, Vice President of Product Development at M2 Machines joins the Gearheads for an evening of laid-back conversation. We talk cool cars, the genesis of M2 Machines, the life of a die cast car company professional, working from home and more. We dig into the current and upcoming M2 Machines offerings, and geek out over the samples we were fortunate to have in hand thanks to Sean... THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: FooseLicensing Squarebody Syndicate


On the Wings of an Alex

"THERE'S STILL SOME JUICY LEFT IN THAT FRUIT." On episode sixty-eight, it's all about Alex. And starvation. But mostly Alex. And maybe menopause. And a Magic 8-Ball bowling ball. And soup. And souls and Camaros and angels. ...but mostly Alex. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: Hardly Earl


A Triple Gun Award Episode of Near-Excellence

"THAT'S WHY THEY PUT WHEELS ON TOOLBOXES." On episode sixty-seven, we head back in time to January at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, and a quick session with Darryl Hollenbeck and Zane Cullen. It's a paint all-star spectacular, and the conversation starts with a discussion of the Triple Gun Award of Excellence, and goes outrageously sideways.Great time at a great how with great friends. It's a laid-back look at the industry through the eyes of two seasoned pro's... And three podcast...


Paint in the 'Blood: Kenny Youngblood

"THE PRINCIPLES OF ART DON'T CHANGE." On episode sixty-six, we're joined by the legendary Kenny Youngblood. An automotive artist of the highest order, his early start in the funny car lettering field is where most will know him from. A man whose professional career has been spent around and working with legendary names like John Buttera and Don Kirby, the stories are practically endless.The Gearheads are joined by Round Six's fourth man, Carson, and his interaction as a young kid with Kenny...


Where a Derelict Becomes an ICON

"I WANT MY STUFF TO BE WHOMPED ON." Here on episode sixty-five, we sit down with ICON 4x4 and TLC founder and CEO Jonathan Ward. It's a laid back, candid look at building cool vehicles in a very technology-driven world. A self-starter in definition as well as practice, Jon's childhood acting days (from a chance shot in Peter Pan to Charles in Charge to a stalker incident) and an interest in restoring old tech and cars lead to starting a business. We explore the passion that drives ICON,...


Bob Thrash: Surrounded by Legends

"PUSH THE ENVELOPE TO SEE HOW FAR THE CUSTOMER WILL LET YOU GO." We sit down with Bob Thrash to talk hot rods, a career in the hot rod world, and having worked alongside so many legends. From early influences and opportunities, Bob has always found himself surrounded by an extremely skilled team. It's not often that someone learns among legends almost exclusively, but Bob Thrash is one of those guys. He learned to airbrush with Scott Sullivan. He cut his teeth in the talent-breeding...


Indianapolis Joe and the Temple of Cool

"HE BOUGHT A LION." The Gearheads sat down with Joe Yezzi of Squarebody Syndicate to talk truck builds, lifestyle branding, making a huge splash at the 2018 SEMA Show and hot-lapping at Indy. If you're into the squarebody GM truck scene, then you know the Squarebody Syndicate brand. What began as a hobby has turned into a serious player in the lifestyle brand scene, and is one of the most recognizable brands in the C-10 community. Joe and Rob Yezzi set the pace, building a killer truck a...


Design Driven Down Under with Ziggy

"WE HAVE A VERY UNIQUE FLAVOR OF BUILDS." The Gearheads were honored to jump a half day into the future and visit with Ziggy Sadler of Ziggy's Design Driven. Joined by guest host Carson Lev, the talk runs from SEMA involvement on Australia to four-door hot rods and historical race cars. Ziggy Sadler is directly involved with SEMA's push to help develop the Australian aftermarket, and we explore that in some detail.Talk naturally turns to Carson's passion for the Jocko streamliner, and this...


Art School the Disney Way

"SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER AND PAINT COMES OUT..." The Gearheads have some cool friends and colleagues, and all have some superhuman talent, making our relationships that much more incredible. Art Alvarez is one of those gifted people, and the gang finally found a few minutes where schedules aligned, and we get the full Art school treatment. One of the pioneers of the early-1980's airbrush movement, Art Alvarez forged a path and a name for himself by pushing to learn the airbrush after seeing...


It's Booger Time

"THE JONATHAN GOOLSBY..." Jonathan Goolsby of Goolsby Customs joins the Gearheads for a very interesting episode sixty! We celebrate with talk of Dusters, late-model racing, red boogers and the only aftermarket wheel you'd really like to hug. A Goodguys Trendsetter for good reason, Jonathan talks early influences, development of a build style, and the value of not pigeon-holing a shop.The guys get into a talk about nostalgia, flipping trends on their ear, and under-car neon lighting. If...


A Circus of Paint and Lettering

"THE STREETS WERE LINED WITH FUNNY CAR BODIES..." Bert Quimby, the multi-talented, laid-back and very-hyphenated sign, lettering and graphics master from New Jersey joins the Gearheads here on episode fifty-nine! Bert was one of the guys putting down pigment on some of the most memorable funny cars of the golden era at Circus Paint, and has been a trendsetter ever since. The gang sits down and talks about the transition from paint to vinyl, and how to combine the two using modern...


Shredded Belts and a Howling Rear End

"IT'S SO... FLAMMABLE." Elana Scherr from Edmunds joins the Gearheads for an evening of laid-back conversation. From first cars to new cars, phone connectivity to all wheel drive buggy design and all points in between, this one runs in all directions. If you were a reader of Hot Rod Magazine over the last eight or so years, you no doubt recognize the name Elana Scherr from her byline and her occasional tales of daily-driving a classic car in LA traffic. We discuss careers in journalism,...


C-10's, Hollywood, Delmo and Art Heists

"I'M TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH EVERY BUILD." Del Uschenko, better known in the C-10 and hot rod worlds as Delmo joins the Gearheads to talk trends, relocation and international art heists. Known world-wide as the man behind the "Delmo look," conversation runs wild from the early days in Canada to what's on the horizon. A lot to be learned and adopted to any small shop, whether just starting out, looking to re-brand or move... It's all about recognizing value in relationships a...


A Thumb and a Half Away: Shine Speed Shop

"TWO STEPS FORWARD, NO STEPS BACK." Jimmy Falschlehner, better known as Jimmy Shine, the man behind Shine Speed Shop joins the Gearheads on a freewheeling episode loaded with road trip tales, hot rods, history and a re-imagining of where the brand as a whole is headed into the future. Oh, and an explosive Conan O'Brien set. There's that, too. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: Jeff AllisonTony ThackerPete Chapouris


Trust Me Doug, it'll be Fun.

"WE'RE JUST GOING TO SHOW THE CAR AND DRINK BEER." Doug Jerger of Squeeg's Kustoms joined the Gearheads live in The Round Six Experience at the Grand National Roadster Show. He brought along good friend Tim Benedict, who shared some great stories from the old days of hot rodding. The gang had a great Sunday afternoon talking hot rods, history, and the incredible story of the accidental AMBR. If you don't know it, you're going to love it. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: Engle Brothers


The Backstreet Boy of Pro-Street

"I'VE GOT MY KARAOKE SHOES ON." Matt Hay, Pro-Street legend, Indy car parts mogul, Doritos Super Bowl commercial precision driver and all-around nice guy stopped by the Problem Child Kustoms/Round Six Podcast Studio. We had a fun night of laughs, a cruise or two up and down memory lane, and set up a sequel so well that even Peter Jackson would take notice.As conversation moves from the early Street Freak days to the early Pro-Street movement, the gang latches onto what will become a running...


Fabricating in Exile with Mike

"WHAT IS THIS RUBBER SACK?" Mike Jones of Exile Fabrications in Apple Valley, California joined the Gearheads in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show. Mike played a BIG part in making the show display what it was by fabricating the e-newsletter sign-up kiosk stands. And when he's not over-delivering on incredible favors, he's creating some of the coolest stuff for everything from rock crawlers to custom cars. Mike talks about his focus on off-road or the past...


Bonus Episode Sample: John D'Agostino, Custom with a K

“YOU'RE LIKE THE JOHNNY APPLESEED OF KUSTOM CARS” Recorded in The Round Six Experience at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, the Gearheads spent a few minutes catching up with John D'Agostino. In this special bonus episode sample, the Gearheads talk about John's 50th year at GNRS, special awards and traveling the world to spread the hobby of kustom cars. If you've ever wanted to ride shotgun all over the world with the Johnny Appleseed of the custom car hobby, here it is. Huge thanks to...