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Episodes

  • Barn Finds | SEGMENT 6 | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 7 min
    Dan Longenette talks about the allure of restoring a barn find to something great to look at and fun to drive. Then, find out why car appraisal expert has his eye out for a 40's Chevy.
  • Insurance & Appraisals | FULL SHOW | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 43 min
    Guest professor, Dan "Boots" Longenette is back! We sit down with OSCA Champion Driver, Bill Lutz, to talk dream cars, turbos, and insurance. Changing gears, a car appraisal expert shares the best classic car investments. Segment 1: Intro to Racing At the age of 15 Bill Lutz was going 970 in a Corvette. Bill shares how his father was instrumental in developing his love for racing. Also, what's it like to win King of Columbus? Segment 2: Insurance and Street Cars Bill Lutz is not only an OSCA driver, he's also an insurance agent. Bill talks a bit about his day job. Shifting gears, we compare dream street cars. Segment 3: Turbo Charged Let's talk turbos! From lag to engine heat, we discuss old...
  • Insuring Street Cars | SEGMENT 2 | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 6 min
    Bill Lutz is not only an OSCA driver, he's also an insurance agent. Bill talks a bit about his day job. Shifting gears, we compare dream street cars.
  • Appraisals | SEGMENT 4 | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 8 min
    What's the first thing that an expert looks for when appraising a car? Tony Arena explains the top five items on his checklist, and what it means to have a time capsule car.
  • Investing in Classics | SEGMENT 5 | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 9 min
    In ten years, what cars will skyrocket in value? Car appraisal expert, Tony Arena, predicts what cars will be solid investments.
  • Intro to Racing | SEGMENT 1 | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 7 min
    At the age of 15 Bill Lutz was going 970 in a Corvette. Bill shares how his father was instrumental in developing his love for racing. Also, what's it like to win King of Columbus?
  • Turbo Charged | SEGMENT 3 | #73

    Jun 13, 2014 | 8 min
    Let's talk turbos! From lag to engine heat, we discuss old wives tales and new technology with Bill Lutz.
  • ENCORE: Getting Strange | FULL SHOW | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 43 min
    Segment 1: Strange Motion Rod & Custom Alan talks with guest Tim Strange, former host of Search and Restore, about his shop Strange Motion Rod & Custom. Segment 2: Search & Restore What's it like to host a popular TV show? In this segment guest Tim Strange tells us about his personal experience on the show Search & Restore. Segment 3: A Man About Town Guest Tim Strange, Co-Owner of Strange Motion Rod & Custom, tells us about his transition from BMXer to business man. Segment 4: Dad's My Hero Who do you look up to? Tim Strange tells us about his life growing up, and why his dad is his hero. Segment 5: What's new in Tim's Garage? It takes a special project to grace the inner sanctum of Tim Str...
  • ENCORE: A Man About Town | SEGMENT 3 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 8 min
    Guest Tim Strange, Co-Owner of Strange Motion Rod & Custom, tells us about his transition from BMXer to business man.
  • ENCORE: Search & Restore | SEGMENT 2 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 8 min
    What's it like to host a popular TV show? In this segment guest Tim Strange tells us about his personal experience on the show Search & Restore.
  • ENCORE: Dad's My Hero | SEGMENT 4 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 8 min
    Who do you look up to? Tim Strange tells us about his life growing up, and why his dad is his hero.
  • ENCORE: The Strange Difference | SEGMENT 6 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 7 min
    What sets a Strange Motion custom apart? We're talking with Tim Strange to find out what makes a Strange Motion Rod & Custom stay ahead of the pack. Part of the magic: all the work they do at Strange Motion Rod & Custom is done on site.
  • ENCORE: Strange Motion | SEGMENT 1 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 5 min
    Alan talks with guest Tim Strange, former host of Search and Restore, about his shop Strange Motion Rod & Custom.
  • ENCORE: Tim's Garage | SEGMENT 5 | #72

    May 28, 2014 | 8 min
    It takes a special project to grace the inner sanctum of Tim Strange's garage. Tim Strange talks about the hot rods he's been recently building. Alan also gets Tim's opinion on the ford pickup with the aluminum.
  • Unfinished Business | SEGMENT 4 | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    With high speed comes great risks. Danny Thompson is aiming to break a world land speed record following the death of his father. Danny discusses the inherent dangers and complications involved with the record breaking attempt.
  • Motorsports Legacy | SEGMENT 5 | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Mickey Thompson was an American racing icon, engineer, and most importantly a great dad. Danny Thompson discusses what it was like to grow up with a legendary father, and join him as a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club. Now he's seeking to bring home a record in the 400 MPH Club.
  • Gearing Up | SEGMENT 6 | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    he engines have been started, and the Thomspon LSR team is preparing for a functions test at a near by drag strip. Danny Thompson talks next steps for his 450 MPH record breaking attempt at Bonneville.
  • Life at 400+ MPH | FULL SHOW | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 43 min
    In a place so flat that you can literally see the curvature of the earth, the Bonneville salt flats have been the stage for many world records and record breaking attempts. In this episode, we speak with Danny Thompson, son of Mickey Thompson, about his upcoming quest to hit 450 MPH in the famous 1968 Challenger II. Segment 1: Breaking Records Famed driver, Mickey Thompson came infamously close to breaking the world land speed record in '68. After Mickey's time was cut short, his son Danny, is now preparing to continue the Thompson legacy, and break the piston driven world land speed record. Segment 2: Build Challenges Danny Thompson's career started at the age of nine, and he won his first ...
  • Build Challenges | SEGMENT 2 | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Danny Thompson's career started at the age of nine, and he won his first quarter midget championship within a year. Flash forward, Danny is resurrecting Mickey Thompson's original 1968 Challenger II in an attempt to push 450 MPH in the salt flats at Bonneville. Find out the most difficult aspects of the build.
  • Breaking Records | SEGMENT 1 | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 5 min
    Famed driver, Mickey Thompson came infamously close to breaking the world land speed record in '68. After Mickey's time was cut short, his son Danny, is now preparing to continue the Thompson legacy, and break the piston driven world land speed record.
  • Cutting Weight | SEGMENT 3 | #71

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Can you imagine using 60 gallons of fuel to go five miles? Danny Thompson fills us in on the finer points of dry block engines, slowing down at 400+ MPH, and the challenges of driving on the salt flats.
  • ENCORE Galpin Stays Strong | FULL SHOW | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 43 min
    Galpin Auto Sports is fabricating some of the hottest, most interesting customs on the market today. In this encore episode, we're talking with Galpin Auto Sports President, Beau Boeckmann about the importance of family values, the latest builds to his the GAS shop, and more. Segment 1: Living the Dream President of Galpin Auto Sports, Beau Boeckmen talks about his family's Galpin history. Beau discusses how his father has been the inspiration behind the modern vehicle builds coming out of Galpin Auto Sports today. Segment 2: For the Love of Cars Alan goes into personal territory with Beau Boeckman on his love for cars. Beau reminisces about the many wonderful years he has had around custom ...
  • ENCORE Aluminum Trends | SEGMENT 6 | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    The use of military grade aluminum may be a game changer for Ford Motor Company's new trucks. We speak with Galpin Auto Sport's President, Beau Boekmann about the challenges and advantages of aluminum.
  • ENCORE The Secret Sauce | SEGMENT 4 | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 9 min
    Alan speaks out on his respect for Galpin Auto Sports and how their values are the "secret sauce" of all their success. Beau and Alan discuss Henry Ford and their love for the Ford Motor Company.
  • ENCORE Living the Dream | SEGMENT 1 | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 6 min
    President of Galpin Auto Sports, Beau Boeckmen talks about his family's Galpin history. Beau discusses how his father has been the inspiration behind the modern vehicle builds coming out of Galpin Auto Sports today.
  • ENCORE For the Love of Cars | SEGMENT 2 | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan goes into personal territory with Beau Boeckman on his love for cars. Beau reminisces about the many wonderful years he has had around custom cars, and how his joy will never fade as he lives out his dream customizing cars in his family business.
  • ENCORE Custom Cars | SEGMENT 5 | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Beau Boeckman discusses the details of the custom car built with Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, the GTR1 prototype, which is based on the latest generation of the Ford GT. Alan and Beau also discuss the days of Pimp MY Ride.
  • ENCORE Success In the Car Industry | SEGMENT 3 | #70

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Beau Boeckman, President of Galpin Auto Sports, speaks about his new licensed Shelby Mod Shop. Alan jumps into his own positive personal experience with Galpin Auto sport. Beau also shares the family values that continue to keep his business aligned with excellence.
  • ENCORE Professor Pink | FULL SHOW | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on School of Hot Rod we have "The Old Master" in the house! Ed Pink joins us to discuss how he got his start in the high performance engine business, his latest projects, and more. Segment 1: Ed Pink's Garage Today's show is dedicated to "The Old Master" and hall of fame engine builder, Ed Pink. Ed fills us in on his latest venture, Ed Pink's Garage. Segment 2: Ed Pink Gets His Start Since 1961 Ed Pink has been a titan in the high performance engine business. Ed discusses his mentors, and the importance of delivering your best work to every customer. Segment 3: Retirement is for the Birds Ed Pink "The Old Master" has some unfinished business in the auto industry-- there are still e...
  • ENCORE Retirement is for the Birds | SEGMENT 3 | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 8 min
    Ed Pink "The Old Master" has some unfinished business in the auto industry-- there are still engines out there that need his name on them! Plus, what's the magic behind Ed's engines?
  • ENCORE Ed Pink's Project Car | SEGMENT 6 | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    What's project has been in the works for Ed Pink since 1985? A 1929 Roadster in Ferarri Red by Roy Brizio! We find out more about the build that has spanned more than two decades.
  • ENCORE Ed Pink's Garage | SEGMENT 1 | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 6 min
    Today's show is dedicated to "The Old Master" and hall of fame engine builder, Ed Pink. Ed fills us in on his latest venture, Ed Pink's Garage.
  • ENCORE Ed Pink Gets His Start | SEGMENT 2 | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Since 1961 Ed Pink has been a titan in the high performance engine business. Ed discusses his mentors, and the importance of delivering your best work to every customer.
  • ENCORE Good Help | SEGMENT 4 | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 10 min
    What keeps automotive legend, Ed Pink excited after building more than 5,000 engines in his career? Ed discusses his storied career starting with dragsters at El Mirage Dry Lake and then expanding to midgets, sprint cars, drifting engines, and even off-road trucks. Then, we discuss his business partnership with Bob Brandt.
  • ENCORE Who's Your Hero | SEGMENT 5 | #69

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    The Old Master is in the house! This week's guest professor on School of Hot Rod is Ed Pink. We find out why Ed calls his father hero.
  • Being Corky | FULL SHOW | #67

    May 9, 2014 | 43 min
    Industry legend and star of "Backroad Gold," Corky Coker is on the show this week to discuss his latest projects, and the family business. We hope that you enjoy this encore airing of one of our favorite episodes. SEGMENT 1: About Corky Coker Corky Coker is our guest this hour of School of Hot Rod and to kick off the show, we get the details on Corky, the Coker company and his new TV show. SEGMENT 2: How to be a Hot Rodder Corky and Alan chat about living the car guy lifestyle. "Go fast, shift gears, live honest!" According to Corky Coker, this is all that you need to know to be a true hot rodder. SEGMENT 3: Honest Charley's Speedshop Corky Coker talks about Honest Charley's Speedshop, how i...
  • About Corky Coker | SEGMENT 1 | #67

    May 9, 2014 | 6 min
    Corky Coker is our guest this hour of School of Hot Rod and to kick off the show, we get the details on Corky, the Coker company and his new TV show.
  • How to be a Hot Rodder | SEGMENT 2 | #67

    May 9, 2014 | 7 min
    Corky and Alan chat about living the car guy lifestyle. "Go fast, shift gears, live honest!" According to Corky Coker, this is all that you need to know to be a true hot rodder.
  • Red Bull Global Rallycross | SEGMENT 2 | #65

    May 8, 2014 | 7 min
    The guys discuss the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship in Long Beach, CA. Matthew Valbuena fills us in on what's to be expected at this upcoming event.
  • Reminiscing | SEGMENT 1 | #65

    May 8, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of School of Hot Rod, Alan talks about his high school days rebuilding a Chevelle and off-road vehicles. Also, co-host Matthew Valbuena talks about the day Alan ordained his wedding.
  • Rallycross, Car Storage & Tire Tech | FULL SHOW | #65

    May 8, 2014 | 43 min
    On this week's School of Hot Rod hear about the Red Bull Rallycross, and get some tips for starting your storage vehicle. Also, Alan Taylor and Dan Longenette reminisce about the olden days, and share some rodent horror stories! SEGMENT 1: Reminiscing To start off this episode of School of Hot Rod, Alan talks about his high school days rebuilding a Chevelle and off-road vehicles. Also, co-host Matthew Valbuena talks about the day Alan ordained his wedding. SEGMENT 2: Red Bull Global Rallycross The guys discuss the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship in Long Beach, CA. Matthew Valbuena fills us in on what's to be expected at this upcoming event. SEGMENT 3: Our Classic Cars Dan "Boots" Lon...
  • Racing & Chrome | FULL SHOW | #64

    May 8, 2014 | 43 min
    In this week's School of Hot Rod, we're talking all about the rules and regulations of your local race track and much more! SEGMENT 1: Safety at the Race Track This week on School of Hot Rod, Dan Longenette fills in for Alan Taylor. Dan shares the main topic of this episode; regulations and rules of the race track. SEGMENT 2: Combining Old & New General Manager of the National Hot Rod Association, Mike Fornataro joins the show. Dan and Mike discuss putting modern technology in classic cars. SEGMENT 3: Race Track Requirements Are you planning on taking your car to the race track? Mike Fornataro fills us in on the basic rules and regulations you'll need to meet before zooming down the track! S...
  • Combining Old & New | SEGMENT 2 | #64

    May 8, 2014 | 9 min
    General Manager of the National Hot Rod Association, Mike Fornataro joins the show. Dan and Mike discuss putting modern technology in classic cars.
  • Safety at the Race Track | SEGMENT 1 | #64

    May 8, 2014 | 4 min
    This week on School of Hot Rod, Dan Longenette fills in for Alan Taylor. Dan shares the main topic of this episode; regulations and rules of the race track.
  • ENCORE - Premier Street Rod | FULL SHOW | #63

    May 8, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on School of Hot Rod Radio we're playing one of the classics. Stay tuned for an encore airing where we talk with Rob Logsdon of Premier Street Rod. SEGMENT 1: Relics and Rods Show This hour of School of Hot Rod is coming to you from the 2013 Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show in Lake Havasu City! Joining host Alan Taylor is Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. Alan and Rob discuss how Rob got the business started, what he did before custom street rods and what types of builds they do. SEGMENT 2: Custom Trucks Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod is in the house! Host Alan Taylor and Rob talk today about the custom truck styles you can get through their company...
  • Strange Motion Rod & Custom | FULL SHOW | #62

    May 2, 2014 | 43 min
    In this week's School of Hot Rod, we have Professor Tim Strange at the mic. We cover Tim's TV career as former host of Search and Restore, discuss his latest projects, and discover how he went from BMXer to business owner. SEGMENT 1: Strange Motion Rod & Custom Alan talks with guest Tim Strange, former host of Search and Restore, about his shop Strange Motion Rod & Custom. SEGMENT 2: Search & Restore What's it like to host a popular TV show? In this segment guest Tim Strange tells us about his personal experience on the show Search & Restore. SEGMENT 3: A Man About Town Guest Tim Strange, Co-Owner of Strange Motion Rod & Custom, tells us about his transition from BMXer to business man. SEGME...
  • Build and Shine | FULL SHOW | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 42 min
    Having the right supplies can make or break your next car restoration project. In this week's all new episode of School of Hot Rod, host Alan Taylor and Dan "Boots" Longenette are sitting down with Scott Ellis of Jax Wax and Dean of Hot Rods by Dean. Topics include paint-job fails, gasoline thieving, and the formula behind a good car wax. Segment 1: Jax Wax If you're wanting to make your candy paint shine, Jax Wax may be the product for you. Dan "Boots" Longenette fill us in on why this is the perfect wax for you. Segment 2: Glory of Carnauba Jax Wax started out as a commercial product for car dealers, detailers, and body shops. How did they make the transition to retail? Scott Ellis fills u...
  • Jax Wax | SEGMENT 1 | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 6 min
    If you're wanting to make your candy paint shine, Jax Wax may be the product for you. Dan "Boots" Longenette fill us in on why this is the perfect wax for you.
  • Glory of Carnauba | SEGMENT 2 | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 7 min
    Jax Wax started out as a commercial product for car dealers, detailers, and body shops. How did they make the transition to retail? Scott Ellis fills us in on on the growth of Jax Wax, and the importance of a good wax formula.
  • Times Have Changed | SEGMENT 5 | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 6 min
    What does it mean to be a "car guy" today? We wax poetic about the car painting process of yesteryear. Plus, Alan shares an amusing story about a gas thief who caught himself on fire.
  • Search & Restore | SEGMENT 2 | #62

    May 2, 2014 | 8 min
    What's it like to host a popular TV show? In this segment guest Tim Strange tells us about his personal experience on the show Search & Restore.
  • Tim Strange | SEGMENT 1 | #62

    May 2, 2014 | 5 min
    Alan talks with guest Tim Strange, former host of Search and Restore, about his shop Strange Motion Rod & Custom.
  • Hot Rods by Dean | SEGMENT 4 | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 11 min
    How do you go from drag racing to owning and operating your own hot rod shop? CEO of Hot Rods by Dean, Dean Livermore describes how he went from race cars to show worthy rods.
  • The Right Tools | SEGMENT 6 | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 6 min
    The tools you utilize make a huge difference in your end result. Scott Ellis of Jax Wax and Dan "Boots" Longenette discuss the importance of selecting premier products. Then, Alan shares a story of an early paint job that took four tries to complete.
  • Keep It Simple | SEGMENT 3 | #59

    May 2, 2014 | 8 min
    From a pesky water spot to a booming business; Jax Wax has been thriving for the past 25 years. What's their secret? It's all about the finest ingredients, and keeping it simple. Scott Ellis talks about the inception of Jax Wax.
  • Corky Coker at the Mic | FULL SHOW | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 43 min
    Industry legend and star of "Backroad Gold," Corky Coker is on the show this week to discuss his latest projects, and the family business. We hope that you enjoy this encore airing of one of our favorite episodes. SEGMENT 1: About Corky Coker SEGMENT 2: How to be a Hot Rodder SEGMENT 3: Honest Charley's Speedshop SEGMENT 4: The Lencki Six Engine SEGMENT 5: The Coker Business Family SEGMENT 6: Corky's Secrets to Life
  • About Corky Coker | SEGMENT 1 | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Corky Coker is our guest this hour of School of Hot Rod and to kick off the show, we get the details on Corky, the Coker company and his new TV show.
  • How to be a Hot Rodder | SEGMENT 2 | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Corky and Alan chat about living the car guy lifestyle. "Go fast, shift gears, live honest!" According to Corky Coker, this is all that you need to know to be a true hot rodder.
  • Honest Charley's Speedshop | SEGMENT 3 | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Corky Coker talks about Honest Charley's Speedshop, how it got started, and what they're up to today.
  • The Lencki Six Engine | SEGMENT 4 | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 9 min
    Our guest, Professor Corky Coker, tells the story behind the Lencki Six engine.
  • The Coker Business Family | SEGMENT 5 | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Corky Coker, our guest for this hour of School of Hot Rod, takes some time to talk about the Amelia Island Concours, The Great Race event, Roadster Wire Wheels and Coker Tire.
  • Corky's Secretes to Life | SEGMENT 6 | #67

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Corky Coker keeps busy with several businesses and a new TV Show, so he shares what his "secrets" to being a success are.
  • The Decopod & Pinstriping | FULL SHOW | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 43 min
    The lesson for this week's School of Hot Rod is collaboration. We're joined by renown builder Randy Grubb and accomplished pinstriper Don Tippit. We find out how both Don and Randy started their journeys in the auto industry, and what it means to bring art and craftsmanship to everything that they create. SEGMENT 1: Latest Decopod Project SEGMENT 2: From Glass Blowing to Auto's SEGMENT 3: The Art of Pinstriping SEGMENT 4: Hammer Guy SEGMENT 5: A Creative Journey SEGMENT 6: Infecting the World with Decopods
  • Latest Decopod Project | SEGMENT 1 | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Blastolene designer Randy Grubb and expert pinstriper Don Tippit join us this week on School of Hot Rod Radio. They fill us in on some of their latest projects including the Decopod.
  • From Glass Blowing to Auto's | SEGMENT 2 | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    School's in session, and Blastolene's Randy Grubb and Don Tippit are in the house! Randy tells us how his artistic passion shifted from glass blowing to auto's when he had the opportunity to build Jay Leno's famous Tank Car.
  • The Art of Pinstriping | SEGMENT 3 | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 8 min
    Famous pinstriper, Don Tippit has been putting paint to primer since the 50's. Don shares why the Indy 500 meant good business in the 50's and 60's. Then, Randy and Don talk about the difficulty of putting straight lines on curved surfaces.
  • Hammer Guy | SEGMENT 4 | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 9 min
    Randy Grubb is a self proclaimed "hammer guy." Find out why Randy chooses a hammer over an English Wheel when forming bare metal. Then, there's copper sheeting and rivets in the Grubb garage; Randy shares details on his upcoming project.
  • A Creative Journey | SEGMENT 5 | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 8 min
    Can you imagine telling your spouse that you were going to quit your job and spend your life savings to work in a new field? From paperweights to kinetic sculptures, Randy Grubb fills us in on his creative journey and the risks along the way.
  • Infecting the World with Decopods | SEGMENT 6 | #66

    Apr 12, 2014 | 7 min
    What's next for car designers Randy Grubb and Don Tippet? To wrap up this week's School of Hot Rod we see what's on the road ahead for the designers of the Decoliner.
  • Red Bull Rallycross, Tips, & Stories! | FULL SHOW | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 43 min
    On this week's School of Hot Rod hear about the Red Bull Rallycross, and get some tips for starting your storage vehicle. Also, Alan Taylor and Dan Longenette reminisce about the olden days, and share some rodent horror stories! SEGMENT 1: Reminiscing SEGMENT 2: Red Bull Global Rallycross SEGMENT 3: Our Classic Cars SEGMENT 4: Starting-Up the Storage Car Tips SEGMENT 5: Rodent Horror Stories SEGMENT 6: Tires & Technology
  • Starting-Up the Storage Car Tips | SEGMENT 4 | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 9 min
    Trouble turning over the car collecting dust in your garage? Dan Longenette shares some tips on starting that car that's been in storage. The guys also talk about the importance of checking your tire pressure before you leave the driveway.
  • Tires & Technology | SEGMENT 6 | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of School of Hot Rod, the guys talks about Les Schwab Tires, wheel sensors, and how some people prefer to keep new technology out of their classic car.
  • Reminiscing | SEGMENT 1 | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 7 min
    To start off this episode of School of Hot Rod, Alan talks about his high school days rebuilding a Chevelle and off-road vehicles. Also, co-host Matthew Valbuena talks about the day Alan ordained his wedding.
  • Our Classic Cars | SEGMENT 3 | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Dan "Boots" Longenette talks about his '57 Chevy and his photo shoot with Jegs. Also, Alan shares a story about his '79 Chevy short bed Silverado.
  • Red Bull Global Rallycross | SEGMENT 2 | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 7 min
    The guys discuss the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship in Long Beach, CA. Matthew Valbuena fills us in on what's to be expected at this upcoming event.
  • Rodent Horror Stories | SEGMENT 5 | #65

    Apr 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Does coyote urine really keep rodents away? Dan Longenette tells us it does! Dan and Alan share vehicle destroying rodent horror stories.
  • Race Track Rules & More! | FULL SHOW | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 43 min
    In this week's School of Hot Rod, we're talking all about the rules and regulations of your local race track and much more! SEGMENT 1: Safety at the Race Track SEGMENT 2: Combining Old & New SEGMENT 3: Race Track Requirements SEGMENT 4: Drive at Your Local Race Track! SEGMENT 5: How to Choose Quality Chrome SEGMENT 6: Chrome & Chrome-Plating
  • Safety at the Race Track | SEGMENT 1 | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 4 min
    This week on School of Hot Rod, Dan Longenette fills in for Alan Taylor. Dan shares the main topic of this episode; regulations and rules of the race track.
  • Combining Old & New | SEGMENT 2 | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 9 min
    General Manager of the National Hot Rod Association, Mike Fornataro joins the show. Dan and Mike discuss putting modern technology in classic cars.
  • Race Track Rules & Regulations | SEGMENT 3 | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 8 min
    Are you planning on taking your car to the race track? Mike Fornataro fills us in on the basic rules and regulations you'll need to meet before zooming down the track!
  • Drive at Your Local Race Track!| SEGMENT 4 | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Don't be afraid to be a newbie. Your local track will help you get rolling! Mike and Dan discuss driving the track and share some personal experiences. Check out NHRA.com!
  • How to Choose Quality Chrome | SEGMENT 5 | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 11 min
    Mike Bar tells us how to choose a quality chrome bumper for that car your restoring. Also, Dan and Mike discuss shop regulations when it comes to disposing dust and chemicals.
  • Chrome & Chrome-Plating | SEGMENT 6 | #64

    Mar 29, 2014 | 7 min
    To wrap up this episode of School of Hot Rod, Dan and Mike discuss the differences between chrome-plated plastic and chrome. Check out metal-britepolishing.com!
  • Encore of Premier Street Rod | FULL SHOW | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on School of Hot Rod Radio we're playing one of the classics. Stay tuned for an encore airing where we talk with Rob Logsdon of Premier Street Rod. SEGMENT 1: Relics & Rods Show SEGMENT 2: Custom Trucks SEGMENT 3: Premier Street Rods SEGMENT 4: Get More for Your Money SEGMENT 5: The Premier Street Rod Business SEGMENT 6: Keep it in the Family
  • Relics & Rods Show | SEGMENT 1 | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 6 min
    This hour of School of Hot Rod is coming to you from the 2013 Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show in Lake Havasu City! Joining host Alan Taylor is Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. Alan and Rob discuss how Rob got the business started, what he did before custom street rods and what types of builds they do.
  • Premier Street Rods | SEGMENT 3 | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 8 min
    If you’re someone who wants the look of a 1950 Chevrolet Pickup and the technology from 2013, you need to hit up Premier Street Rods. Today host Alan Taylor is talking with Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod about their worldwide business.
  • Custom Trucks | SEGMENT 2 | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod is in the house! Host Alan Taylor and Rob talk today about the custom truck styles you can get through their company.
  • Get More for Your Money | SEGMENT 4 | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Host Alan Taylor is talking today with Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. Rob is filling in as the Professor for this hour of the show! While attending the Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show, Alan and Rob discuss the types of packages you can get through Premier Street Rod.
  • The Premier Street Rod Business | SEGMENT 5 | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 9 min
    Today we’re talking with Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod! Host Alan Taylor asks Rob about the different car types they work on and how long his business has been up and running.
  • Keep it in the Family | SEGMENT 6 | #63

    Mar 21, 2014 | 7 min
    We’ve reached the end of the hour! While attending the Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show, host Alan Taylor sits down with Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. To wrap up the show, Rob talks about getting his children involved with the business.
  • Strange Motion Rod & Custom | FULL SHOW | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 43 min
    In this week's School of Hot Rod, we have Professor Tim Strange at the mic. We cover Tim's TV career as former host of Search and Restore, discuss his latest projects, and discover how he went from BMXer to business owner. SEGMENT 1: Strange Motion Rod & Custom SEGMENT 2: Search & Restore SEGMENT 3: A Man About Town SEGMENT 4: Dad's My Hero SEGMENT 5: What's new in Tim's Garage? SEGMENT 6: The Strange Difference
  • A Man About Town | SEGMENT 3 | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Guest Tim Strange, Co-Owner of Strange Motion Rod & Custom, tells us about his transition from BMXer to business man.
  • The Strange Difference | SEGMENT 6 | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 7 min
    What sets a Strange Motion custom apart? We're talking with Tim Strange to find out what makes a Strange Motion Rod & Custom stay ahead of the pack. Part of the magic: all the work they do at Strange Motion Rod & Custom is done on site.
  • Search & Restore | SEGMENT 2 | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 8 min
    What's it like to host a popular TV show? In this segment guest Tim Strange tells us about his personal experience on the show Search & Restore.
  • What's new in Tim's Garage? | SEGMENT 5 | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 8 min
    It takes a special project to grace the inner sanctum of Tim Strange's garage. Tim Strange talks about the hot rods he's been recently building. Alan also gets Tim's opinion on the ford pickup with the aluminum.
  • Dad's My Hero | SEGMENT 4 | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Who do you look up to? Tim Strange tells us about his life growing up, and why his dad is his hero.
  • Strange Motion Rod & Custom | SEGMENT 1 | #62

    Mar 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Alan talks with guest Tim Strange, former host of Search and Restore, about his shop Strange Motion Rod & Custom.
  • The Rule of Boekmann | FULL SHOW | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 43 min
    In the latest episode of School of Hot Rod Radio, we have Galpin Auto Sports President, Beau Boeckmann in the house! We talk with Beau about the importance of family values, the latest builds to his the GAS shop, and more. SEGMENT 1: Living the Dream SEGMENT 2: For the Love of Cars SEGMENT 3: Success in the Car Industry SEGMENT 4: The Secret Sauce SEGMENT 5: Custom Cars SEGMENT 6: Just Add Lightness
  • For the Love of Cars | SEGMENT 2 | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan goes into personal territory with Beau Boeckmann on his love for cars. Beau reminisces about the many wonderful years he has had around custom cars, and how his joy will never fade as he lives out his dream customizing cars in his family business.
  • Living the Dream | SEGMENT 1 | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 6 min
    President of Galpin Auto Sports, Beau Boeckmann talks about his family's Galpin history. Beau discusses how his father has been the inspiration behind the modern vehicle builds coming out of Galpin Auto Sports today.
  • Success In the Car Industry | SEGMENT 3 | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 8 min
    Beau Boeckmann, President of Galpin Auto Sports, speaks about his new licensed Shelby Mod Shop. Alan jumps into his own positive personal experience with Galpin Auto sport. Beau also shares the family values that continue to keep his business aligned with excellence.
  • The Secret Sauce | SEGMENT 4 | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 9 min
    Alan speaks out on his respect for Galpin Auto Sports and how their values are the "secret sauce" of all their success. Beau and Alan discuss Henry Ford and their love for the Ford Motor Company.
  • Custom Cars | SEGMENT 5 | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 8 min
    Beau Boeckmann discusses the details of the custom car built with Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, the GTR1 prototype, which is based on the latest generation of the Ford GT. Alan and Beau also discuss the days of Pimp MY Ride.
  • Just Add Lightness | SEGMENT 6 | #61

    Mar 6, 2014 | 7 min
    The use of military grade aluminum may be a game changer for Ford Motor Company's new trucks. We speak with Galpin Auto Sport's President, Beau Boekmann about the challenges and advantages of aluminum.
  • February 22, 2014 | FULL SHOW | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 43 min
    This week on School of Hot Rod we have "The Old Master" in the house! Ed Pink joins us to discuss how he got his start in the high performance engine business, his latest projects, and more. SEGMENT 1: Ed Pink's Garage SEGMENT 2: Ed Pink Gets His Start SEGMENT 3: Retirement is for the Birds! SEGMENT 4: Good Help SEGMENT 5: Who's Your Hero SEGMENT 6: Ed Pink's Project Car
  • Ed Pink's Garage | SEGMENT 1 | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 6 min
    Today's show is dedicated to "The Old Master" and hall of fame engine builder, Ed Pink. Ed fills us in on his latest venture, Ed Pink's Garage.
  • Ed Pink Gets His Start | SEGMENT 2 | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 7 min
    Since 1961 Ed Pink has been a titan in the high performance engine business. Ed discusses his mentors, and the importance of delivering your best work to every customer.
  • Retirement is for the Birds | SEGMENT 3 | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Ed Pink "The Old Master" has some unfinished business in the auto industry-- there are still engines out there that need his name on them! Plus, what's the magic behind Ed's engines?
  • Good Help | SEGMENT 4 | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 10 min
    What keeps automotive legend, Ed Pink excited after building more than 5,000 engines in his career? Ed discusses his storied career starting with dragsters at El Mirage Dry Lake and then expanding to midgets, sprint cars, drifting engines, and even off-road trucks. Then, we discuss his business partnership with Bob Brandt.
  • Who's Your Hero | SEGMENT 5 | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 7 min
    The Old Master is in the house! This week's guest professor on School of Hot Rod is Ed Pink. We find out why Ed calls his father hero.
  • Ed Pink's Project Car | SEGMENT 6 | #60

    Feb 26, 2014 | 7 min
    What's project has been in the works for Ed Pink since 1985? A 1929 Roadster in Ferarri Red by Roy Brizio! We find out more about the build that has spanned more than two decades.
  • Premier Street Rod | FULL SHOW | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 43 min
    SEGMENT 1: Relics & Rods Show SEGMENT 2: Custom Trucks SEGMENT 3: Premier Street Rods SEGMENT 4: Get More for Your Money SEGMENT 5: The Premier Street Rod Business SEGMENT 6: Keep it in the Family
  • Relics & Rods Show | SEGMENT 1 | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 6 min
    This hour of School of Hot Rod is coming to you from the 2013 Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show in Lake Havasu City! Joining host Alan Taylor is Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. Alan and Rob discuss how Rob got the business started, what he did before custom street rods and what types of builds they do.
  • Custom Trucks | SEGMENT 2 | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod is in the house! Host Alan Taylor and Rob talk today about the custom truck styles you can get through their company.
  • Premier Street Rods | SEGMENT 3 | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 8 min
    If you’re someone who wants the look of a 1950 Chevrolet Pickup and the technology from 2013, you need to hit up Premier Street Rods. Today host Alan Taylor is talking with Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod about their worldwide business.
  • Get More for Your Money | SEGMENT 4 | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 8 min
    Host Alan Taylor is talking today with Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. Rob is filling in as the Professor for this hour of the show! While attending the Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show, Alan and Rob discuss the types of packages you can get through Premier Street Rod.
  • The Premier Street Rod Business | SEGMENT 5 | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 9 min
    Today we’re talking with Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod! Host Alan Taylor asks Rob about the different car types they work on and how long his business has been up and running.
  • Keep it in the Family | SEGMENT 6 | #59

    Feb 18, 2014 | 7 min
    We’ve reached the end of the hour! While attending the Relics & Rods Run to the Sun Car Show, host Alan Taylor sits down with Professor Rob Logsdon from Premier Street Rod. To wrap up the show, Rob talks about getting his children involved with the business.
  • Bodie Stroud: Professor | FULL SHOW | #58

    Feb 10, 2014 | 43 min
    SEGMENT 1: Welcome Bodie Stroud! SEGMENT 2: Bodie's History SEGMENT 3: Painting Cars SEGMENT 4: Tim Allen’s 1968 Camaro Build SEGMENT 5: Painting a Lamborghini Miura S SEGMENT 6: Working on Celebs Cars
  • Welcome Bodie Stroud! | SEGMENT 1 | #58

    Feb 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan Taylor is the "substitute teacher" for this hour of School of Hot Rod, until Bodie Stroud comes in and Alan steps aside and becomes the student. Bodie, of Bodie Stroud Industries, talks about getting started in the Hot Rod industry.