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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: 2017 Drive In Cruise, Machine Shop Updates, Trivia, and More

On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the 2017 V8TV Drive In Cruise event where nearly 400 cool and classic cars came out to see American Graffiti on the big screen! They also chat about Mike's challenges with his engine machine shop and share some suggestions on how to get projects done. There's also the trivia questions and a few laughs, all for the same low price!

Duration: 00:44:21

V8 Radio: Borgeson Steering Upgrade, Street Demon Carb, Working On Projects, Summer Nationals, and MORE!

On this episode of V8 Radio, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover some challenges of working on your own car in your own garage. Kevin just completed two upgrades including a Borgeson power steering upgrade with ididit tilt column and a Grant steering wheel on his 1962 Galaxie, and also installed a Street Demon carburetor on his 1970 Buick Riviera. They also chat about the highlights of the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN. The show starts and ends with automotive trivia and...

Duration: 00:06:13

V8 Radio: Goodguys Columbus, Survivor Cars, CARtoons Magazine, and More!

This episode of V8 Radio is jammed with stories as Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover the 2017 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, and the level of cars competing in the Street Machine Of The Year competition. They also discuss the merits of "survivor" cars versus restored, and Kevin's longtime appreciation of CARtoons Magazine. Of course, there are several tangents stemming from the trivia question of the day along with other nonsense.

Duration: 00:39:40

V8 Radio: 2017 Hot Rod Power Tour and Street Machine Nationals

This time, Mike and Kevin swap stories about two of the hottest summer automotive events, the Hot Rod Power Tour and the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL! Mike and his buddy Robert cruised on several legs of the Power Tour, and Kevin and the V8TV crew were on hand at the Street Machine Nationals showing cars from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and shooting V8TV Television coverage. This episode kicks off with another tricky set of trivia questions, and doesn't let off the gas 'till the end!

Duration: 00:53:06

V8 Radio: Making Things Right When Things Go Wrong

As classic car enthusiasts, we know that sometimes things don't go the way we wish. Parts wear out and break, new parts sometimes don't work right out of the box, and things that were once fixed can change with usage. Although frustrating, it's just part of the joys of old car ownership. On this episode, Mike and Kevin chat about how to handle things when they don't go smoothly. There's also the usual trivia questions and goofy stories from our two "regular guy" hosts.

Duration: 00:47:21

V8 Radio: Auction Thrills and Shop Fun

On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike and Kevin cover fun things about classic and muscle car auctions, and not just the typical dramatic auction action. Later, the conversation veers to restoration standards and how enthusiasts have far greater access to tools and techniques today then in years past. They also reminisce about some of the crazy projects they attempted in their youth, mostly out of necessity, and how they approach things differently today. Throw in a couple good trivia...

Duration: 02:34:40

V8 Radio: The True Value of Classic Cars

The "Experts" are quick to point out the value of classic and muscle cars, but on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike and Kevin discuss elements that many might not consider when assigning value to their classic cars.

Duration: 00:42:56

V8 Radio Exclusive Interview with Bobby Unser at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 1969 Ford Torino Boss 429 Pike’s Peak Racer, Muscle Car Of The Week Episode 200

Welcome to a super-special episode of V8 Radio, the companion program to the 200th episode of Muscle Car Of The Week! In this episode, we’re airing the complete interview we recorded with 3-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser recorded at the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. This interview was a special stage presentation where Unser gave us the story about the amazing 1969 Ford Torino Pike’s Peak racer he drove to victory in 1969. The legendary cast of characters in the...

Duration: 00:59:56

V8 Radio: Road Trip Tips, Finding Your Lost Car, Car Trivia, and More!

On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike and Kevin discuss some tips for working with a machine shop, and also some considerations for preparing your classic or Muscle Car for summer road trip. Later, Kevin tells the story of tracking down his Dad's long-lost motorcycle and reveals some tricks on how to seek out an old car using some car-guy detective work. Also, Mike gives us a GTO engine update and Kevin shares the news about the 1966 Galaxie 7-L restored at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop landing on...

Duration: 01:08:44

V8 Radio: Tech School Job Fair and Working In The Auto Enthusiast Industry

The world needs more technicians in a variety of fields, and on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste recap a recent visit to Ranken Technical College and their spring job fair where Kelle and Kevin met dozens of new automotive technicians entering the workforce. They also have fun with another trivia question, some project updates, and a few laughs and you've got another exasperating episode of V8 Radio!

Duration: 00:50:49

V8 Radio: Enjoying Your Garage Time, Trivia, and More

There are good times and bad times when working in your garage on classic cars, and on this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share some tips to help your garage time more successful, enjoyable, and less stressful. Throw in the trivia question, some project stories, and a few laughs and you've got another super-thrilling episode of V8 Radio!

Duration: 01:03:50

V8 Radio: How It All Began, Car Trivia, a V8 Track Day, and More!

On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste go back in time as Mike made the mistake of asking Kevin how he got started in this business. It started back in 1996 when Kevin and his buddy Paul Wieshuber embarked on the Hot Rod Power Tour in a car worthy of a junkyard, and it all went downhill from there. Who'd have thought he would have landed a job with Hot Rod and eventually start V8TV and the V8 Speed & Resto Shop? They also chat about the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 427 R-Code...

Duration: 01:04:33

V8 Radio: Cruising Tunes, Flying Drones, 1957 Nomad, and More!

On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about enjoying a warm day in the winter time and favorite cursing tunes, flying drones, thermal cameras, a '57 Nomad, and more!

Duration: 00:58:28

V8 Radio: PRI Show, MCACN, Project Updates, Flying Lessons

This time, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about some of the recent events like PRI Show, the MCACN show, and also some updates from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Somehow they end up on flying lessons, but you know how these things go. V8 Radio is the perfect garage companion when you are too busy concentrating on your project to have to pay attention to an important radio show!

Duration: 00:58:21