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The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include cool car events, goings on in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, and the state of their own classic car projects. Throw in a couple trivia questions and lots of unplanned banter, and you have a fun laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.

The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include cool car events, goings on in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, and the state of their own classic car projects. Throw in a couple trivia questions and lots of unplanned banter, and you have a fun laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.

Location:

Red Bud, IL

Description:

The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include cool car events, goings on in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, and the state of their own classic car projects. Throw in a couple trivia questions and lots of unplanned banter, and you have a fun laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.

Language:

English


Episodes

Top 5 Car Things That Still Get You Jazzed, Cobra Super Snake At Auction, 2021 Mach 1, Automotive Trivia, And More On The V8 Radio Podcast

2/19/2021
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the Supercharged Shelby Super Snake returning to the auction block, touch on the 2021 Mustang Mach 1, and the idea of a Chinese Porsche. But the meat of this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast focuses on our hosts articulating 5 things that still get them excited about the car hobby and industry. The automotive trivia questions don't dissapoint, and there's much more on this episode!

Duration:01:06:19

Automotive Industry News, V8 Speed and Resto Shop Updates, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

2/14/2021
Mike and Kevin cover some new automotive news headlines like the Edelbrock move, the new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the sale of Detroit Speed, the Apple car, and more! They also go into some of the projects in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, like the 1972 Corvette LS3 swap. Of course, there is automotive trivia, and some other garage talk in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:01:13:10

GM Goes All Electric by 2035, Driving Classics Daily, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

1/30/2021
On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin and Mike share their thoughts on the recent announcement from GM saying they are not going to produce tailpipe emissions vehicles after 2035. This obviously is a hot topic, and our hosts have a few thoughts on the matter. They also tangent into what it’s like to drive a classic car every day. Of course, there’s automotive trivia and other silliness, (Kevin names a new Chevrolet electric vehicle!) and much more on the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:01:05:39

Listener Mail, Corvette Project Update, Automotive Trivia, and Much More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

1/17/2021
The topics are all over the place on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Kevin and Mike respond to some listener mail, covering topics like oil additives and buying versus building your dream car. There are some shop updates from V8 Speed & Resto, some personal stories, the mandatory automotive trivia, and much more in this randomized episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:01:02:01

You DO need that car! We explain why along with trivia and more on the V8 Radio Podcast!

1/9/2021
Our friend Chip Foose is on record saying that "nobody needs these cars", inferring that a custom car is not essential to life like food or water. However, on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke discuss the realities of how important cool cars are to passionate enthusiasts and how they are often ingrained in us from childhood. And don't worry, they didn't forget the automotive trivia and other nonsense, either!

Duration:01:06:00

Thoughts For 2021, New Project Insights, Model Kit Nostalgia, Automotive Trivia and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

1/1/2021
Mike "Q Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste cautiously look forward to 2021 with regards to automotive events and shows. They also look back at how different things were in 2020 with hopes that things change in '21. They also chat about a cool model kit from Kevin's past, and the possibility of obtaining one of the vintage kits and even building a full size version! This first episode of 2021 brings new automotive trivia questions and a few laughs, and is a great show to kick off the new year!

Duration:01:05:36

Back In The Saddle at the V8 Radio Podcast! Mike's GTO Updates, Shop Updates, Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

12/20/2020
The V8 Radio team took a break for a bit, but we're happy to report things are returning to normal and the show continues. Host Kevin Oeste caught a bug, thankfully not COVID, but he was down for the count. But today, Kevin and Mike "Q-Ball' Clarke are back at it, with updates from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, a big update on Mike's 1967 GTO engine build, automotive trivia, and much more. Thanks for hanging in there, V8 Radio presses on!

Duration:00:58:22

SEMA 360 Preview, Photo Shoots, Event Coverage, Automotive Trivia and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

10/23/2020
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share a preview of the upcoming SEMA 360 online marketplace, a recap of the Off Road Expo and Sand Sports Super Show event coverage, and a cool 1967 Mustang photo shoot for Hemmings Classic Car Magazine! Of course, there's Automotive Trivia and much more is all on tap in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:01:08:32

Turbo Camaro, Shop Updates, Electrolysis, Automotive Trivia, and more on the V8 Radio Podcast

10/9/2020
This V8 Radio Podcast is full of cool updates on cars being restored and modified in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about restoration techniques like electrolysis for removing rust, hunting down cooling issues on a twin turbo 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, and much more. Plus, there's automotive trivia and the usual nonsense you've come to expect from the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:01:02:30

Driving The Coyote-Powered Restomod 1957 Thunderbird, Bonneville Update, LaSalle Wins Show, Automotive Trivia, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast!

9/30/2020
This episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about how cool it is to drive the freshly-completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird that was updated with a new chassis and a modern Ford Coyote V8 engine and 6-speed automatic by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. In other cool shop news, the V8 Restored 1939 LaSalle Ambulance won first in its class in a recent national Cadillac and LaSalle club show. There's also some event updates with Bonneville Speed Week and the 4-Wheel Jamboree, and...

Duration:00:45:48

Project Car Updates on the V8 Radio Podcast

9/4/2020
On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste catch up on some updates on Kevin's 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. You may recall how the car broke the transmission on the way to the 2019 Drive In Cruise event, but it's back on the road today. (Kevin is kind-of like the plumber with the leaky pipes...) OF COURSE, there is Automotive Trivia and some other nonsense, making for a well-optioned episode of V8 Radio!

Duration:00:44:24

Special Guest Chris Vopat chats about Dan Gurney, the Petersen Museum, and More on the V8 Radio Podcast

7/17/2020
Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke are joined by longtime friend Chris Vopat, a guy who's worked in automotive publishing, racing events, performance products, and is also a docent at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. We learn about the Dan Gurney memorabilia auction back in the early 2000s, as well as what it's like to guide the Vault tour at the Pete. And of course, there's lots of Automotive Trivia scattered throughout, and lots of laughs as well!

Duration:01:03:41

Special Guest Myles Kovacs on the V8 Radio Podcast

7/3/2020
Myle Kovacs is not only one of the founders of the DUB universe, with the successful DUB Magazine, die-cast cars, TIS and Drop Star wheel lines, events, and much more... but he's also a very down-to-earth guy who fights his own inner demons as he rises to each new challenge and success. Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke were honored to have some time with this forward-thinking and inspirational automotive innovator on the latest V8 Radio Podcast! And yes, there's automotive trivia, too!

Duration:00:47:29

Automotive Artist Ed Tillrock on the V8 Radio Podcast

6/26/2020
Ed Tillrock is known as the "Nitro Filled Pencil" for good reason... he's got an amazing talent for creating nearly photo-realistic images with tools as simple as pencil and paper. He's also well versed in colored pencil, oil painting, and other media, and his extensive background in architectural renderings gives him a keen eye for accurate perspective detail. Today, Ed creates original art that he likes, as well as doing commissioned pieces for other customers and has been seen at car...

Duration:00:40:05

Elements Of The Perfect Drive on the V8 Radio Podcast

6/19/2020
Car enthusiasts all have a perfect drive in mind, either one they've actually taken, or maybe a fantasy ride still stuck in the bucket list. Either way, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about these special drives in this episode. And this time, there's a special "green" twist to the Automotive Trivia... you'll have to hear it to get it. All this and more in another fun episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:00:39:26

Tales From Editor's Desk with Special Guest Jeff Smith on the V8 Radio Podcast

6/5/2020
Jeff Smith knew what he wanted to do from his days as a kid working in his Grandfather's service station in Boone, Iowa... and that was to be the Editor of Hot Rod Magazine. He never lost that vision, and made his dream come true, and then some! Smith has held the big chair at some of the top car enthusiast magazines including Hot Rod, Car Craft, Chevy High Performance, and regularly contributes to numerous other titles in print and online. Jeff and Kevin worked together at Petersen...

Duration:01:00:32

Car Project Updates with Mike and Kevin on the V8 Radio Podcast

5/29/2020
Part of the fun of owning an old car is the seemingly endless stack of projects that go along with them. On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste catch up on some of the projects they are working on in their home garages, including Mike's 1967 Pontiac GTO and Kevin's 1970 Buick Riviera. There's also the usual automotive trivia, with a couple of good questions this time for sure. Throw in a few laughs and you've got another fun episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

Duration:00:42:22

The Aftermarket Insider with Joe Sebergandio on The V8 Radio Podcast

5/21/2020
Joe Sebergandio joins Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q Ball" Clarke on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Joe is an automotive aftermarket industry veteran, having worked in the magazine business, the events world, and is currently the host of the SEMA Cruise (with Kevin as his side-kick) and The Aftermarket Insider Podcast. One of his favorite events to host is the SEMA Hall Of Fame event at the SEMA Show, and Joe tells us all about it. It's a great episode full of stories from a life in the biz,...

Duration:01:02:00

In The Fast Lane With Nick Scavo on The V8 Radio Podcast

5/15/2020
Street car drag racing legend and good friend Nick Scavo joins Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q Ball" Clarke on latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Nick shares stories of Fast Times Motorworks, racing his '57 Chevy as a teen, and of course, his iconic 1965 Chevrolet Impala. Plus, is there's a hint of Nick and engine builder Jeff D'Agostino returning to the race track in 2020? There's never a shortage of fun stories with Nick, and they even got him to play along in the automotive trivia contest....

Duration:00:51:01

The Future of Automotive Events with Peter MacGillivray V8 Radio Podcast

5/8/2020
On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by Car enthusiasts are itching to get out and goto automotive events, car shows, and trade shows, but what does the future hold? On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, special guest Bonnier Corporation Vice President Peter MacGillivray answers the question... are automotive events dead? There is plenty of insight for those who want to have a successful show experience, enthusiasts and businesses alike....

Duration:00:46:07