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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: 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

V8 Radio: SEMA Reveal V8TV Live Coverage Preview, What-If Cars, Trivia, and Much More!

10/25/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the upcoming LIVE V8TV coverage of the 2018 SEMA Reveal kicking off the SEMA Show in Las Vegas! It's going to be an exciting broadcast airing Monday night, October 29 at 5:00 PST and simul-streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube. Watch the stream on V8TVs pages, OPGI's Facebook page, Edge TV's page, the Optima Batteries page, or any number of other shared streams. They also chat about doing a frame-off restoration without...

Duration:00:57:53

V8 Radio: New Parts Can Fail, PRI 2018 Preview, Legalities of Tuning, Trivia, and More!

10/19/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke spends time behind the wheel of his '67 GTO! It still has no engine installed, but you can't blame a guy for getting behind the wheel in the garage in anticipation of the new engine. Mike and Kevin Oeste chat about how even brand-new parts can fail, and you have to be alert all the time when working on engines. And during the V8TV PRI Live Stage preview, they cover the ever-present challenge faced by modern electronic tuner companies and the...

Duration:03:18:25

V8 Radio: Learning From Neil Peart of Rush and Michael Jordan, Shelby Series 1, Electric Hot Rods, Trivia, And More!

9/17/2018
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In this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste veer off the beaten path in many ways. From the standard overselling adjective to a discussion of the Shelby Series 1, Tesla powered Hot Rods, and on to learning from Rush drummer Neil Peart and basketball legend Michael Jordan, this episode digs into what it takes to be the best you can possibly be. Different from a car show, but a worthy topic for sure. Plus, we reveal a bit about a new live show we're producing from the 2018...

Duration:00:54:25

V8 Radio: Mike's GTO Engine Update, SEMA, V8TV Drive In Cruise Event, Behind The Scenes at V8TVshow.com, MORE!

8/29/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, get ready for an update on Mike's 1967 Pontiac GTO engine build! We know, right? It's coming together piece by piece. Mike is also going to be attending the SEMA show for his first time this year! Then, Mike and Kevin recap the 4th annual V8TV Drive In Cruise event, where a huge car show meets the Drive In! This year, the featured film was Cannonball Run, and nearly 400 cars were in attendance. Too cool. Mike and Kevin also chat about some of the inner workings...

Duration:00:47:25

V8 Radio: SEMA Gala, Dave McClelland, Petersen Automotive Museum, and MORE!

7/30/2018
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It's been a busy summer, and on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Kevin's recent experience co-hosting the SEMA Gala with Jessi Combs and what that experience meant to him. After, they chat about being a true pro and how motorsports announcer Dave McClelland is the Master, and has also been a great mentor and friend to Kevin. Then it's off to a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum for the famous Vault Tour with Kevin's friend Chris Vopat. It's a huge show...

Duration:00:47:18

V8 Radio: Summer Events, Street Machine Nationals, More!

7/2/2018
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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the Street Machine Nationals and other summertime car events on this episode of V8 Radio! There's also automotive trivia and some other tech tips, so there's bound to be something for everyone on this show.

Duration:01:03:12

V8 Radio: Mike's GTO Updates, Car Shows, and Celebrating 2 Years of V8 Radio!

6/14/2018
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Mike Clarke's 1967 Pontiac GTO engine is making progress, and Mike brings us the update on this episode. Mike and Kevin also chat about the Optmist Club Car Show that Kevin runs, as well as a tech tidbit on running the right steering pump with a hydraulic brake booster. They have all this plus a trivia question AND a 2 year anniversary! It can't get much better than V8 Radio!

Duration:00:44:39

V8 Radio: A Tour Of Forgeline Motorsports, Car Trivia, and More!

5/10/2018
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Our V8 Radio hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke always enjoy learning the stories of how performance parts companies came to be, and today, Kevin recalls his recent visit to Forgeline Motorsports. Forgeline builds racing wheels that are also quite popular on the street in the Pro-Touring market, and Kevin shares the history asa well as the manufacturing techniques of this uniquely family-owned American racing wheel company. Oh yeah, and this is the longest trivia question segment to date,...

Duration:01:11:38

V8 Radio: A Tour Of Forgeline Motorsports, Trivia, and More

5/8/2018
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Our V8 Radio hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke always enjoy learning the stories of how performance parts companies came to be, and today, Kevin recalls his recent visit to Forgeline Motorsports. Forgeline builds racing wheels that are also quite popular on the street in the Pro-Touring market, and Kevin shares the history asa well as the manufacturing techniques of this uniquely family-owned American racing wheel company. Oh yeah, and this is the longest trivia question segment to date,...

Duration:00:49:38

V8 Radio: Using Real Deal Parts and New Goodies for Ford Fans

4/26/2018
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Counterfeit parts have always hurt the industry, and with modern manufacturing making certain aspects easier to do, there are more fake performance parts than ever. On this show, Mike and Kevin chat about the bad... and worse... of using fake parts. And there is good news for Ford Galaxie restorers and owners, as our friends a AMD are releasing a whole line of license reproduction sheet metal, quarter panels, glass, and more for 1960s Galaxies. Of course the trivia question is fun, and...

Duration:00:41:05

V8 Radio: Mike Learns To MIG Weld, Car Trivia, and More!

4/6/2018
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Welding can be a very rewarding skill, and it's often a necessary skill when restoring or modifying classic and Muscle Cars. On this episode of V8 Radio, our esteemed Co-Host Mike Clarke recalls his experience learning how to MIG weld at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop as taught by Host Kevin Oeste. Mike and our mutual friend Paul came to the V8 shop for a visit, and left as changed men with mad welding skills! Of course the trivia question is fun, and there's a new update on Mike's GTO engine...

Duration:00:43:10

V8 Radio: Barn Find Dust, Refresh Vs. Restore, Car Trivia, More!

3/23/2018
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It's an age-old question: Restore Or Not To Restore? Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke ponder this conundrum pertaining to well worn classics and Muscle Cars. There are also updates to Mike's GTO project, the trivia question, a nod to a favorite radio station going off the air, and more on this episode of V8 Radio!

Duration:00:39:19

V8 Radio: Car Magazines, iTunes, Kids With Cool Cars, and More

3/9/2018
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On this episode, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the current state of some successful print car enthusiast magazines including recent releases Rodding Revolutions and Wheel Hub, as well as longtime favorites The Rodder's Journal, Hemmings Motor news, and of course, the return of CARtoons Magazine! They also touch on a cool '77 Pontiac Trans Am that just went home after a visit to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for an engine replacement. That's pretty routine in our shop, but the fact...

Duration:00:50:07

V8 Radio: Cars In Space and Breaking News about Mike's GTO Engine!

2/12/2018
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It's been a long time coming, but Mike Clarke finally has some huge news about his 1967 Pontiac GTO's engine! Mike and Kevin break the story. Then, they chat about the recent SpaceX launch test of the Falcon Heavy spacecraft loaded with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster. Was it just a stunt? Find out all this and more, complete with new trivia questions on the latest episode of V8 Radio!

Duration:00:39:42

V8 Radio: Considerations About Classic Car Refinishing

1/24/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about the realities of painting classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods. With so much misinformation about the time and materials required to refinish an old car, they thought this would be a good topic to shed some light on things to consider when contemplating a re-paint. Of course, they'll share a trivia question or two and just as many laughs, and you have the latest V8 Radio!

Duration:00:43:41

V8 Radio: Tech Questions From Social Media, EFI, Metalwork and More

1/4/2018
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke answer tech questions "ripped from the headlines" of various social media groups. Topics include Electronic Fuel Injection, metalworking panels, and more. Of course, they'll share a trivia question or two and just as many laughs, and you have the latest V8 Radio!

Duration:00:47:52

V8 Radio: Future Car Enthusiasts, MCACN Recap, V8 Speed & Resto Shop Update, More

12/15/2017
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke discuss how to engage the next generation of car enthusiasts. There's also coverage of SEMA, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, the PRI show, and an update on the construction at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Of course, a trivia question or two and just as many laughs, and you have the latest V8 Radio!

Duration:00:52:10

V8 Radio: V8 Speed and Resto Shop Construction, SEMA 2017 Preview, More

10/20/2017
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On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about the new renovations at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Next, they cover a 2017 SEMA show preview in Las Vegas. OF course, there's automotive trivia and a few laughs and nonsense along the way.

Duration:00:56:09