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V8 Radio is a radio show for automotive enthusiasts. Featuring extended length interviews with racers, builders, parts manufacturers, designers, writers, photographers and other car nuts, V8 Radio offers something different each episode.

V8 Radio is a radio show for automotive enthusiasts. Featuring extended length interviews with racers, builders, parts manufacturers, designers, writers, photographers and other car nuts, V8 Radio offers something different each episode.
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Red Bud, IL

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V8 Radio is a radio show for automotive enthusiasts. Featuring extended length interviews with racers, builders, parts manufacturers, designers, writers, photographers and other car nuts, V8 Radio offers something different each episode.

Language:

English


Episodes

V8 Radio: LS Pontiac Trans Am, September 11 Thoughts, Trivia, and More

9/13/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste reflect on the day this episode was recorded, which happened to be September 11. The whole show is not somber, however… not by any stretch, as they discuss the merits of swapping a 180 HP Olds 403 in favor of a hot 500 HP LS3 into a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. Mike also chats with Paul Weinstein at the 29th annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Show! And this show’s trivia question is absolutely epic… especially Q-Ball’s guess!

Duration:00:50:08

V8 Radio: Bonneville Speed Week, Drive In Cruise Recap, Trivia, and More

8/29/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Kevin’s recent trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week, or the lack thereof. You’ll have to listen to get it. They also recap the 2019 Drive In Cruise event and cover what to do when things break. Of course, there’s a couple automotive trivia questions, some bad puns, a few other laughs, and more nonsense… a typical episode of V8 Radio!

Duration:00:50:46

V8 Radio: Working On The 1962 Buick with Paul and Mike, Trivia, and More

7/31/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, we have a special guest as Mike Clarke and Paul Wieshuber head to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to visit host Kevin Oeste and spend some time working on Paul’s 1962 Buick Electra convertible. They made some sheetmetal pieces, and Paul and Mike learn some new techniques, along with an appreciation for the time it takes to make custom parts. PLUS a bonus automotive trivia, as Paul brings one to the table!!

Duration:01:36:10

V8 Radio: 4-Wheel Jamboree, Yardley’s Riv, Iacocca, Greg Weld, Daihatsu Charade? Trivia, More

7/18/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Kevin and Kelle’s recent trip to the 4-Wheel Jamboree truck show and how much fun they had at the event. While there, they bumped into Kevin’s buddy Jeff “Yardley” Holthenrichs, a fellow Buick Riviera fan he met in the 1990s. From there, they chat about Lee Iacocca and friend Greg Weld and somehow land on some of the crappiest cars ever built. There’s all this PLUS automotive trivia! It’s a true podcast event!

Duration:01:13:19

V8 Radio: New Tech in Old Cars, Camaros at Goodguys, Trivia and More!

7/5/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste spend some time chatting about the recently completed 1946 Ford Tudor restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Later, the V8 Team is honored to have not only 1, but 2 awesome 1969 Camaros built by V8 Speed & Resto at the 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio! Next, they discuss the adaptation of new technology to cool old cars for better performance and driveability. Don't forget the trivia questions, and you have a full...

Duration:06:31:25

V8 Radio: Power Tour Wrap Up, Street Machine Nationals, Dads and Cars, Die Casts, Trivia, and More!

6/20/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the recently completed 25th anniversary Hot Rod Power Tour and preview the Street Machine Nationals event series. Then they veer into a chat about their buddy and regular V8 Radio listener Frank Szymkowski’s sweet GTO being immortalized in a die-cast model! They cover hot wheels, die cast, and a few others before sharing stories about Dads and cars and how many of us got started in the car hobby in the first place. Oh yeah,...

Duration:01:11:19

V8 Radio: 5th Annual Drive In Cruise, Tuning the LT-4, Automotive Trivia, and More!

6/4/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste kick off the show with 2 automotive trivia questions, then fly right into a preview of the upcoming 5th Annual Drive In Cruise event! They also cover some new discoveries made by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop on tuning the Chevrolet LT-4 supercharged engine to overcome a common RPM issue some are having with transplanted power plants.

Duration:00:51:52

V8 Radio: Q-Ball on Pit Crew, Goodguys Nashville, Trivia, and More!

5/17/2019
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For much of the US, the weather is finally changing for the better for car fanatics. On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about some of the great car events going on all over the country. Kevin and Kelle attended the Goodguys Nashville event, and Q acted as Chassis Engineer while pit-crewing for his buddy at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. They also preview the Street Machine Nationals. Of course, there’s trivia and other automotive nonsense, so be sure to check...

Duration:00:45:55

V8 Radio: Automotive Bucket Lists, Muscle Car Of The Week, Trivia, and More!

5/3/2019
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It seems most everyone has an automotive bucket list, what is on yours? On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about cool things to do with cars on their personal bucket lists. They also preview about the latest Muscle Car Of The Week season, where the V8TV Productions team shot over 30 episodes worth of Muscle Car content. Kevin also brings up a fun project involving license plates from his past, and there’s updates from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Of course, there’s...

Duration:00:47:46

V8 Radio: Getting Projects Back On Track, Headlight Relays, Muscle Car Of The Week, Trivia, and More!

4/18/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about their buddy Paul’s 1962 Buick Electra project, which just arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to return it to the road. They also talk about the benefits of a recent headlight relay install Kevin completed on his 1962 Ford Galaxie. Then, they share a bit more insight into the Muscle Car Of The Week program and upcoming cars. Of course, there’s the automotive trivia question, a few laughs, and some other nonsense on V8...

Duration:00:47:01

V8 Radio: Careers Of Passion for Future Technicians and More!

4/5/2019
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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover a lot of ground on this episode of V8 Radio, starting with the expected “overselling adjective” followed by the automotive trivia questions and the ensuing anxiety! Later, they touch on some repairs Kevin made to his 1962 Ford Galaxie, the recent V8 Speed & Resto Shop “Dust-Off”, and several Skills USA tours that brought automotive tech students to the shop. They also chat about the RPM foundation and the new Arch Restoration Club starting and some new ways...

Duration:04:01:53

V8 Radio: 50th Episodes of V8 Radio, and Top Modifications To Improve Your Muscle Car

3/23/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste celebrate 50 episodes of V8 Radio with a chat about their top 5 (or 6) modifications for classics or muscle cars to make them drive and handle better. Of course, these are for cars that are not 100% all originals that would be hurt by modifying. And as always, there’s automotive trivia and a few laughs along the way celebrating the 50th episode of V8 Radio!

Duration:00:51:38

V8 Radio: Cars On The Moon, V8 Speed and Resto Shop Updates, Trivia, and MORE!

3/9/2019
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This time, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste discuss some restoration projects both new and freshly completed at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, ranging from a ‘67 Mustang Convertible to a ‘76 Pontiac Trans Am LE 455 4-speed arriving soon for a complete fuel injection conversion. And maybe a 1947 Dodge cross bred with a Mercedes diesel! There is the usual overselling adjective, and of course the trivia question… this time provided by Mike’s wife Jen, and it is out of this world! Be sure to subscribe on...

Duration:00:48:22

V8 Radio: Cars And World War II, Projects At V8 Speed & Resto, Trivia, and MORE

2/22/2019
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This time, our V8 Radio adventure takes us back in time around the World War II era of automobiles and history as Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about a 1941 Ford that recently arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Of course, there is always more than one topic to the show, and they also touch on other projects in the shop, sharing stories about racer and Nick Scavo, The Round Six Podcast, and more. Of course, you'll find automotive trivia and other shenanigans, which makes this episode...

Duration:00:46:08

V8 Radio: Paying Attention To Details, Listener Shout-Outs, V8 Speed & Resto Projects, Trivia, and More!

2/10/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste Start off the show with and overselling adjective, and follow it up with a 1-2 punch of spellbinding automotive trivia questions. Then, Some gracious shoutouts to Loyal listeners, followed by a recap of some projects in the V8 Speed And Resto shop. They also chat about importance of paying attention as car projects move from one phase to another to make sure the final outcome exceeds expectations. You'll have all of this and...

Duration:00:41:17

V8 Radio: Valuing The Experience, Movie Cars, Auction Recaps, Trivia, And More!

1/18/2019
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste reflect on the recent Mecum Auction and some of the amazing bids placed on cars, and ask if one can place a dollar value on the experiences had with cars. They also cover some thoughts on car movies and movie cars, as the V8 team plans the 5th Anniversary Drive-In Cruise event later this year. Of course, they bounce a few automotive trivia questions around and kick the show off with an over-selling adjective. You’ll find all...

Duration:00:41:52

V8 Radio: Top 5 Cars We'd Keep For Free, 2018 Wrap Up, 2X The Trivia, More!

12/30/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the events of 2018 for a bit, but entertain the idea that certina cars are interesting, but maybe not interesting enough to purchase. This morphed into a list of top five cars each of our hosts would keep if they were given to them for free. You might be surprised choices! Also, you will find twice the trivia on this episode! Mike and Kevin realized that listeners were short-changed on our previous episode, so they...

Duration:01:14:08

V8 Radio: Live.. Well, Recorded Live, Anyway, From The 2018 PRI Show in Indianapolis!

12/19/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by fellow V8 Speed & Resto Shop team member Rod Euchner on-stage at the 2018 PRI Show in Indianapolis. They cover many cool moments from the PRI Show, including some of the V8TV panel discussions like the Bonneville session, the Legends of NMCA, Engine Builders, and more. The JE Pistons Masters of Motors competition and Drag Week were also discussed, along with the Featured Products Showcase and what it means to have a "PRI...

Duration:04:12:37

V8 Radio: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Recap, PRI Preview, Trivia, and More!

12/4/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, we recap our experiences at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and all the cool cars and people in attendance. We also preview our V8TV PRI Stage at the 2018 PRI Show in Indianapolis and the 7 round tables and seminars we're hosting. It's going to be a busy event! Mike and Kevin take a sight detour discussing the GM plants closing, and of course, there's automotive trivia, so you're bound to find something interesting in this episode of V8 Radio!

Duration:00:47:09

V8 Radio: Mike Survives the SEMA Show, MCACN After Hours Live! Preview, Trivia, and MORE!

11/15/2018
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Our esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke has survived his first SEMA Show! We discuss all aspects of SEMA and his experiences at the show in this episode of V8 Radio. We also chat about a very special SEMA appearance by our friend Gene Winfield, a 91 year old kustomizer who just made it back from Finland with a brand new hip! Amazing. Then, we plug the upcoming Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals After Hours Live! stream from the 2018 MCACN show in Chicago on November 17... you going to...

Duration:01:01:20