V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast

The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include Muscle Car car events, goings on in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, and the state of their own classic car projects. Throw in a couple trivia questions and lots of unplanned banter, and you have a fun and laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.

Episodes

October 14, 2021 75 min
If you have been a loyal listener to the V8 Radio Podcast, you know that our Esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke only recently got his 1967 Pontiac GTO back together after a 7-year hiatus. Well, guess what... he's thinking about blowing it apart again! And, some great new Automotive Trivia questions are shared, and Kevin tells Mike he sucks and his car is slow. You really have to listen to the V8 Radio Podcast f...
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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share their frustrations about feuding within the hobby. It's no secret that there are those who are working to make the automotive enthusiast hobby and industry go away, so we all need to stick together, not attack each other. They also chat a bit more about the 2021 SEMA Show, answering the question of weather or not the OEM automakers should have displays at this aftermarket trade show. Throw...
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Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke have been wringing out the summer car event season as much as possible, and on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they chat about the Off Road Expo, the 40th Annual O'Rielly Auto Parts Fall 4 Wheel Jamboree, the GTOAA car show in Pontiac, IL, and preview the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas! And if that's not enough, more trivia questions are shared along the way. It's a big episode!
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It's no secret that the whole world has been affected by the pandemic, and it has certainly crept into the world of restoration and custom car building. In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive deep into the root of the delays, and how it has domino-effected our industry. There's also some new Automotive Trivia questions, some fun stories, and all the rest of the nonsens...
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We recap our trip to the 2021 Bonneville Speed Week on the salt flats outside of Wendover, Utah. The SCTA put on another great event, the salt condition was great for racing, and we're already planning the return trip in 2022. Who knows, maybe even with a race car? Land Speed Racing is surely addictive. Hear all the stories from the trip, along with the Overselling Adjective, Automotive Trivia, and more on this speedy epi...
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V8 Radio host Kevin Oeste Emcee'd the 2021 SEMA Installation Banquet and Hall Of Fame Gala while Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke participated in the Indian Uprising Pontiac show, and they share their experiences in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! The Uprising brought out hundreds of choice Pontiac muscle and performance cars in Illinois, while the SEMA Hall Of Fame Gala saw hundreds of automotive industry leaders assemble ...
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Summertime is here, and the V8 Radio Podcast team of Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q Ball" Clarke are taking advantage of car shows and events everywhere possible. Mike is wheeling his GTO to local cruise nights, and Kevin just got back from the 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Bloomsburg, PA, and the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN. Events like these are full of great stories, cool cars, and great people. Ther...
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On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Mike's first drives of his 1967 Pontiac GTO after a lengthy engine rebuild! A little electrical glitch had Mike scratching his head, but he soldiered on and figured it out. Other topics include some listener shout-outs, especially to our friends in Australia. Of course, there's automotive trivia and some other silly stories, and you have an...
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Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke's 1967 is finally mobile, and man, the Q is excited! Hear the story of the final steps of preparation for the first drive on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. There's also Automotive Trivia, and a bunch of good muscle car tech tips all buried in this episode!
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It's been a long time coming, but the freshly built 461 cube Pontiac V8 in Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke's 1967 GTO is alive and running strong! Mike and Kevin share the story of the '67s first start up in 7 years on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. They also chat about the 37th annual Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals event in DuQuoin, IL, and Kevin's involvement as Emcee. Throw in some Automotive...
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We've got big news from V8 Radio's Mike Q-Ball Clarke, as the freshly-rebuilt 461 cubic inch Pontiac V8 has finally landed in the nose of his 1967 GTO! On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike and Kevin share the story of how the install went down, along with some tips to make engine installs... and other car projects, go smoothly. This install was a long time coming, and the GTO will soon be back on the road after...
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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste pay homage to Bobby Unser on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and touch on other topics like Mike's new ride! Plus, is there a possibility of his GTO appearing on the Hot Rod Power Tour? They chat about springtime cruising in an old convertible, some other GTO projects in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and a lot more. The Automotive Trivia questions stimulate as always, so you don't want t...
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Mike Q-Ball Clarke's daily driver was smashed in a wreck! Q's OK, but now he's looking to move into a truck. Possibly to pull a camper! Kevin and Mike discuss Kevin's weekend camping trip and his quality time with some Rod and Custom Magazines from 1958, including an interesting look at a car club from the day. The automotive trivia question is a deusy... at least for Kevin, but you'll hear all that and mor...
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Holy moly, the V8 Radio Podcast has reached 100 Episodes! On this special show, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke are joined by Kelle Oeste of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop and chat about some of the high points of the first 100 podcasts. Of course, there's automotive trivia and a whole bunch of other nonsense, so be sure you're ready for it. Thanks to all who've listened to 1 or all 100 episodes, we appr...
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If you want to cause controversy, just start talking about synthetic oil! On this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by Rick Lee from PTH Racing Oil to learn about synthetic lubricants and their line of high performance racing oils. Later in the episode, Rick shares some upcoming information about a new generation of non-petroleum based engine and gear lubricants that are high quality, r...
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Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke about Kevin and Kelle's recent trip to LA and the awesome cars they saw in the Boskovich collection and the very cool visit to ARP fasteners. Kevin's latest artwork is also a topic with Mike, being a rendering of Mike's '67 GTO! The Automotive Trivia is always fun, as is the "overselling adjective" that kicks off this - and every - episode of the V8 Radio Podcas...
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This is a creative episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, as Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Corvette design and Chip Foose's "Chip Foose Draws A Car" video series, and Kevin's recent attempts to reconnect with his own artsy side. They also read some great top 5 cool car experiences submitted by V8 Radio listener friends! And it wouldn't be an episode of the V8 Radio Podcast without automotive trivia, the ov...
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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the Supercharged Shelby Super Snake returning to the auction block, touch on the 2021 Mustang Mach 1, and the idea of a Chinese Porsche. But the meat of this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast focuses on our hosts articulating 5 things that still get them excited about the car hobby and industry. The automotive trivia questions don't dissapoint, and there's much more on this episode!
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Mike and Kevin cover some new automotive news headlines like the Edelbrock move, the new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the sale of Detroit Speed, the Apple car, and more! They also go into some of the projects in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, like the 1972 Corvette LS3 swap. Of course, there is automotive trivia, and some other garage talk in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!
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On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin and Mike share their thoughts on the recent announcement from GM saying they are not going to produce tailpipe emissions vehicles after 2035. This obviously is a hot topic, and our hosts have a few thoughts on the matter. They also tangent into what it’s like to drive a classic car every day. Of course, there’s automotive trivia and other silliness, (Kevin names a new Chevrolet el...
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