The MuscleCar Place

The MuscleCar Place

The weekly podcast dedicated to fans of American muscle cars! Join us each week to discuss muscle cars news and trends, get your questions answered, and share YOUR personal story! Hosted by Rob Kibbe of The MuscleCar Place: http://www.themusclecarplace.com

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May 7, 2021 42 min

This week, I spoke to Scott Lambert, President of Minnesota Auto Dealer's Association, and wanted to find out more about the 2021 Twin Cites Auto Show. Scott's history is quite different than most of our guests but he is still a car guy at heart. His background is in politics and was actually an automobile industry lobbyist talking about new cars and dealerships at the highest levels of government. It makes sense that he no...

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Rick Schmidt is back for our ever-popular "Ask Rick" segment this week and we discussed two different "Pro-Touring" cars in the NPD warehouse that were developed and created by Pontiac engineer Herb Adams. Specifically, the "Fire Am" Firebird and the "Cheverra" Camaro. Interestingly enough though, when these cars were created....there was no such thing as the phrase "Pro-Touring" at all. That...

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If you've been following this show for a while you know that 1970's and 80's TV cars (and trucks) have had a huge influence on the cars we all love today. From the General Lee, to KITT, to the A-Team, all of those shows featured a hero vehicle that was just as much a character as any one of the individual actors. Today's episode is a full take on yet another beloved classic...and features a full rundown of everythin...

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This week, we get a chance to catch up with a previous guest and friend of the show Garrett Daniels. When I interviewed Garrett three years ago in episode 351, he was just starting out on his own trying to make a business out of his passion of fabrication. Specifically, he wanted to specialize in roll cages and off road suspension for the trucks he loved most. Since then many things went well, some things became "difficult lear...

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It's the first show of April, and once again time for our monthly Ask Rick segment with Rick Schmidt! This time I wanted to know more about the unusual and rare vehicles in his collection. On our family trip to Florida we had a chance to stop in at NPD and were shown around the incredible collection that Rick and his father have amassed over the years. The "personal luxury car" segment of giant Buicks, Olds, Lincolns, a...

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Larry Callahan is back! For 2021 Larry will be joining us quarterly in a feature interview to bring the latest Pro-Touring event information straight from Pro-Touring.com. Larry is the "OG" of the Pro-Touring social media movement and a dear friend. You can take what he says to the bank!

Upcoming Events: Larry was able to get a comprehensive list of events for this quarter and I have posted it below. He also said he would b...

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FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Damon Sampson: Why MAST Motorsports is the LS and LT Powerhouse! In the past 15 years many engine companies have come and gone, but Horace Mast’s “MAST Motorsports” became the go-to place for many top builders and racers to source their extra hot LS engines (and today, LT engines). While nothing speaks higher […]

The post TMCP #460: Damon Sampson – Why MAST Motorsports is the LS and LT Powerhouse! first appeared...

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It's the first show of month, and therefore time for our monthly Ask Rick segment with Rick Schmidt! I wanted to know his thoughts on the latest NASCAR happenings, the end of factory muscle cars, and of course his thumbs up or down on a selection of internet cars.  Specifically, with the gasoline powered engines of today (seemingly) about to come to an end, I wanted to know which model he might buy as well as how he would trick...

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This week I spoke to Tom Rightler, founder of Mid Atlantic Muscle Cars in Bridgeton, NJ. Tom is know for his excellence in restoring most muscle cars, but specifically Chevelle's. Tom's dad was a mechanic for thirty years so he grew up around cars and wrenching on them for fun. Like a lot of us, cars were his escape and relaxation! He walked into his first job in a family owned office supply business, learned the trade, and...

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This week I caught up with a very special friend of the show, Mike Finnegan. I met Mike on The Hot Rod Power Tour in 2015. That later fostered into a friendship that launched the Kibbe and Finnegan Podcast in 2016 (which today is the Kibbe and Friends Show). Mike's best known as the host of popular automotive shows Roadkill (Motor Trend), Finnegan's Garage (YouTube), and Faster with Finnegan (Motor Trend). More importantly ...

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Investing: In this day and age of huge government stimulus packages, thoughts turn to rising costs and inflation. Since our audience could invest in something, why not follow Rick's model and invest in what they know best; cars! Rick shared that one of the lessons his father believed most was to invest in yourself first, and as such the stock market is now where he chose to invest but instead in his businesses and in assets. Th...

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This weeks interview is very special and very different from my normal routine. I got to hang out with my longtime friend Joe Weldon and experience the purchase of a lifetime with he and his family; a brand new mid-engine C8 Corvette, delivered to him at the Corvette Museum! 

The post TMCP #455: Joe Weldon’s 14-Month Saga of Buying A New C8 Corvette with Museum Delivery! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.

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This weeks interview is with Matt Vaudrin of the RumBuilder YouTube channel to talk about Dirt Rally Racing in his "clapped out" 1994 Mustang. In the past year he has found that his (mostly) stock 5.0 Mustang is the key to amazing fun in the sport of "Rallycross!"

The post TMCP #454: Dirt-tastic! Amazing, Affordable, Sponsored, Rallycross Fun in 1990’s Muscle Cars! first appeared on The Muscle Car Place.

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2021 is now here! This week in particular marks my 10 year anniversary if leaving the corporate world behind to chase some crazy new dreams. While I can't say it went exactly to plan, I CAN say that I wouldn't change any second of it. The friends, the adventures, and the experiences have been overwhelming. Thank YOU! I tried my best to share the good, bad, and ugly of that very first week in business (i.e. it was a massive ...

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It may be 2020, but the Christmas episode of TMCP is live and features the most sought after guest (internationally) for this time of year: Santa Claus! This his his record breaking 12th year in a row, in fact. He makes it a point to come on this show every Christmas and marks this as the ONLY official media interview he does each year. That's right...The MuscleCar Place has the exclusive! Santa even revealed that his "get-...

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This week I had the great privilege to talk with Bill Rhine, owner and founder of Rhine Enterprises. If you LOVE watching vintage stock cars, love the history of NASCAR, and LOVE the idea of restoring and racing vintage stock cars....this is the episode you've been waiting for. Bill has NASCAR racing in his blood and may love the sport more than he entire France family combined!

The post TMCP #451: Rhine Built; Bill Rhine on Re...

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This week I had the pleasure of once again talking with my great friend, my brother from another mother, and the owner of Allison Customs, Jeff Allison! It has been a little while since we just talked and ten years since we started collaborating on the build of my Chevelle. Jeff launched his business (officially) in spring of 2011 and my Chevelle was the first car his company took on. 10 years later it's been a life changer for...

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This week I spoke to Marc Methot, the Editor and Publisher of CARtoons magazine! The original automotive comic book publication ceased production in 1991, and Marc brought it back to life in 2015. This is the story of its rebirth...and how "Krass and Bernie" were able to come back once again!

The post TMCP #449 Marc Methot and The Return of Your Favorite Childhood Comic Book, CARtoons!!! – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Call...

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Presented with Holley! Holley has two insane contests going on right now, and you can enter! Click here to enter to win a $20,000 small block Ford AND David Freiburger's '66 Buick! http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyRoadkill and http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyFord

Charlie Hyatt loved working on hot rods and had a career of working in hot rod shops throughout Minnesota. For years he he dreamt of having his own hot rod building business....and...

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Presented with Holley! Holley has two insane contests going on right now, and you can enter! Click here to enter to win a $20,000 small block Ford AND David Freiburger's '66 Buick! http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyRoadkill and http://bit.ly/TMCPHolleyFord

This week is another LIVE FROM THE SCENE interview and this time from our show producer Bernie McPartland. He was able to attend the recent AAA Texas Fall Nationals this past Octob...

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