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 20, 2022 42 min

Many years ago I was in the middle of a surreal experience of realizing the dream of building my parents car, that I grew up in, into an auto-cross machine that was made better than I ever imagined. I met lifetime friends that donated time to make the dream happen. Street Metal Concepts turned the metal handiwork of  Jeff Allison, into the gleaming, flawless paint, perfectly gapped, SEMA Show car that it became.

Almost 10 years lat...

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Every spring, when the weather starts to get warm, I like to talk to Rick Love, President of Vintage Air about new cold air products and technical details of the add on systems. Rick is an amazing resource and a leader, not only in air conditioning but in the automotive aftermarket as a whole. At the 2021 SEMA show he was inducted into the SEMA hall of fame for his lifetime of work in the industry!

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Happy May! Rick Schmidt is back again for an all new Ask Rick segment, this time devoted to the future of new American performance cars .... specifically the Corvette and the Mustang.  Both of those iconic cars have a new "electric" version available along with an amazing gasoline variant....at least for now. American buying habits started changing long before the high gas prices and inflation surges we are experiencing now...

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Every fifty episodes or so I check in with my great friend and automotive brother Jeff Allison. Over ten years ago Jeff offered to build my family Chevelle into something spectacular. Since then his shop (Allison Customs) ha grown and he's become a famous YouTube star to boot. Believe it or not, but he can even cook! This interview is a catch-up on my favorite renaissance man.

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This week I spoke to Colby Martin of the SEMA Action Network to get all of the nitty gritty details on the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act. The news of the act finally being able to move forward after 7 long years of it becoming law has been huge! Specifically, it now means that a licensed replica vehicle manufacturer can build up to 325 replica "classic" cars per year! Unlike current replica and "kit" ca...

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Happy April Fools Day! Believe it or not, but we don't have any fun pranks to pull for you this year....but it absolutely IS time for another insightful, thoughtful, and surprising edition of Ask Rick! This time took a deep dive on the topic a LOT of you want to know more about: the SEMA Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act. The law itself was passed in 2015, but it took over six years (and a second SEMA lawsuit) to get t...

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Our guest this week is once again the man who is the master of changing his life to do amazing things, Jon Chase! Jon is a well known name in the auto-verse and I must admit that I was a little shocked when he announced he was leaving HOONIGAN to resume his own art brand, DSTROYR. The goal though was specifically around raising awareness for children's mental health. I asked him on the show to shed some light, and he agreed!

Th...

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day! With the launch of a new month it's time to bring Rick Schmidt back on for another session of Ask Rick. As you may have noticed, in the premier marketing event of the year (i.e. the Super Bowl) all of the car companies focused solely on advertising their new electric offerings. Chevy went quite far on their new EV Silverado with some - admittedly - really engaging advertisements (we are suckers fo...

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Our guest this week is Bob Broderdorf. Bob is the Director of North American Dodge Operations and an all around Mopar performance guy! Dodge has been sharing and promoting the "Never Lift" campaign where over 24 months they will show where the brand is headed and why it is great to be a Dodge fan. In this interview he'll give the details on what it is, how it works, and how you can get HIRED for a one year gig with a hu...

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Our guest this week is Chris Holstrom from Chris Holstrom Concepts. Chris is a long time friend of the show and his shop is known for creating some of the most beautiful, award winning, and subtle muscle cars and customs around. He recently represented a client's gorgeous 1964 Corvette at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale.....and in his words he "learned a lot" from it in regards to how the process of selling at...

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Love is in the air and Valentines day is upon us. This time on Ask Rick, we dive into a subject we love .... and that is (potentially) buying more old gasoline powered classic cars. Rick recently attended the Kissimmee Mecum auction with good intentions of bidding on a few examples. He remarked that the prices were huge and the numbers blew right past what he planned on and kept skyrocketing. In previous episodes Rick said he belie...

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This week marks the return of an old friend and former co-podcaster, Tony Whatley. Tony has the street cred most us seek first: he has great taste in cars! That said, Tony likes reeeeeaallllyyy nice cars (and trucks) and he likes growing his own businesses to be able to enjoy the spoils thereof. He's not shy about cutting to the point: if you want to have big car (or any) dreams that require a lot of money to acquire, you'd...

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Happy New Year! Long time listeners know that I like to start each year with a great passion to career business story. My goal for this episode was to identify a company manufacturing their own small volume "niche" parts and to discuss their process entirely, with lessons learned. This year I got to meet Peter Bergman, the owner and creator of Bergman Autocraft. Peter's company develops niche parts (I bought one) vets a...

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Happy New Year! It's time to start of the year with some new goals for yourself, and to start the year with another great Ask Rick with another thought provoking question, "Would you do a complete restoration on a car you really want or wait until you find a great survivor?"

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It is the end of 2021, and 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 13th 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! 

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It is the first week of December and the Holiday Season is HERE! It is also time for another great Ask Rick segment! This time he answers the question of which to pursue as a purchase, a great restoration or a well preserved survivor car. 

SEMA Bonus: McLeod Clutches acquires Silversport Transmissions, Retro Radios put the vintage back into to modern digital radios (and even the boxes)!

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TMCP #487: SEMA Show 2021 Special #3, Thanksgiving Edition! – Eli Dewitt, SEMA Young Guns 67 Lemans - Riley and Courtney Case, Ambition Strikes - Dave Fortuna, Classic Auto Reproductions, 78 Mustang II - Redcat RC Cars, You Next Garage Toy! - Vance Kershner, 73 Roadrunner "HellRunner" - John Wargo,The Custom Shop, 67 Nova CaSSaNova - Bart Bugsby, God, Guys, and Gears

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SEMA Show 2021 Special #2 – Kyle Tucker, Detroit Speed - Derek Bieris, Vise Grip Garage - Rick Love, Vintage Air - Blakely Fabiani, Ampere EV,Electric powered Delorean - Kevin Ericison, 1972 Satellite, Electrolite - Kyle Fickler & David Chamberlain, Driven Racing Oil

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The SEMA Show is back for 2021 and I decided to send two guests hosts out to Vegas for a week to get  interviews. This decision has resulted in some interesting and diverse guests quizzed by these two "wanna be" podcast stars. As a reset, this will be the first of several podcasts we'll release through December featuring great interviews from SEMA.

Our two interviewers were Kirk Hansen and Scott Stap. You know Kirk Hans...

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