V8 Radio

V8 Radio

V8 Radio's hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include cool 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 laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.... Show More

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Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat before the opening of the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This was recorded in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center a couple days before show opening as Kevin stood at the info desk. Yes, people asked him where the restroom is. Plus, there’s automotive trivia and the overselling adjective, all things you don’t want to miss on V8 Radio!

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Mike’s 1967 Pontiac GTO finally receives the internal engine love it’s been awaiting in the form of a complete ARP engine fastener kit to keep all his hot new engine parts together at all RPM. Then, Kevin chats with Paul Fernandez from AutomotiveTouchUp.com about paint tips and tricks for nearly every car, large and small. And later, Mike joins a 24 Hours of LeMons team with high aspirations and a maybe a few delusions of grand... Read more

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This episode of V8 Radio covers a variety of topics, ranging from some listener shout-outs and discussion of automotive forums, to new projects in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop and a 2019 SEMA Show preview and Kevin’s involvement with the event. Of course, the automotive trivia is front and center, and the usual nonsense is sprinkled throughout. That’s a lot of meat and potatoes for one free podcast!

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste reflect on V8 Speed & Resto Shop team member Trevor’s recent wedding. It was a beautiful day, and the happy couple nicely integrated Trevor’s 1968 Chevrolet C10 SS pickup truck into the ceremony, gallantly delivering bride Trisha to the ceremony. And the officiant was V8 Radio’s own Kevin Oeste! Later, they reveal details on the newly added upholstery shop at V8 Spe... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste reflect on the day this episode was recorded, which happened to be September 11. The whole show is not somber, however… not by any stretch, as they discuss the merits of swapping a 180 HP Olds 403 in favor of a hot 500 HP LS3 into a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am. Mike also chats with Paul Weinstein at the 29th annual Indian Uprising All Pontiac Show! And this show’s trivia quest... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Kevin’s recent trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week, or the lack thereof. You’ll have to listen to get it. They also recap the 2019 Drive In Cruise event and cover what to do when things break. Of course, there’s a couple automotive trivia questions, some bad puns, a few other laughs, and more nonsense… a typical episode of V8 Radio!

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On this episode of V8 Radio, we have a special guest as Mike Clarke and Paul Wieshuber head to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop to visit host Kevin Oeste and spend some time working on Paul’s 1962 Buick Electra convertible. They made some sheetmetal pieces, and Paul and Mike learn some new techniques, along with an appreciation for the time it takes to make custom parts. PLUS a bonus automotive trivia, as Paul brings one to the tab... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Kevin and Kelle’s recent trip to the 4-Wheel Jamboree truck show and how much fun they had at the event. While there, they bumped into Kevin’s buddy Jeff “Yardley” Holthenrichs, a fellow Buick Riviera fan he met in the 1990s. From there, they chat about Lee Iacocca and friend Greg Weld and somehow land on some of the crappiest cars ever built. There’s all thi... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste spend some time chatting about the recently completed 1946 Ford Tudor restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Later, the V8 Team is honored to have not only 1, but 2 awesome 1969 Camaros built by V8 Speed & Resto at the 2019 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio! Next, they discuss the adaptation of new technology to cool old cars for better performance and d... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the recently completed 25th anniversary Hot Rod Power Tour and preview the Street Machine Nationals event series. Then they veer into a chat about their buddy and regular V8 Radio listener Frank Szymkowski’s sweet GTO being immortalized in a die-cast model! They cover hot wheels, die cast, and a few others before sharing stories about Dads and cars and how many... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste kick off the show with 2 automotive trivia questions, then fly right into a preview of the upcoming 5th Annual Drive In Cruise event! They also cover some new discoveries made by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop on tuning the Chevrolet LT-4 supercharged engine to overcome a common RPM issue some are having with transplanted power plants.

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about their buddy Paul’s 1962 Buick Electra project, which just arrived in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop to return it to the road. They also talk about the benefits of a recent headlight relay install Kevin completed on his 1962 Ford Galaxie. Then, they share a bit more insight into the Muscle Car Of The Week program and upcoming cars. Of course, there’s the automot... Read more

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Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover a lot of ground on this episode of V8 Radio, starting with the expected “overselling adjective” followed by the automotive trivia questions and the ensuing anxiety! Later, they touch on some repairs Kevin made to his 1962 Ford Galaxie, the recent V8 Speed & Resto Shop “Dust-Off”, and several Skills USA tours that brought automotive tech students to the shop. They also chat about the RPM fou... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste celebrate 50 episodes of V8 Radio with a chat about their top 5 (or 6) modifications for classics or muscle cars to make them drive and handle better. Of course, these are for cars that are not 100% all originals that would be hurt by modifying. And as always, there’s automotive trivia and a few laughs along the way celebrating the 50th episode of V8 Radio!

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This time, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste discuss some restoration projects both new and freshly completed at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, ranging from a ‘67 Mustang Convertible to a ‘76 Pontiac Trans Am LE 455 4-speed arriving soon for a complete fuel injection conversion. And maybe a 1947 Dodge cross bred with a Mercedes diesel! There is the usual overselling adjective, and of course the trivia question… this time provided by Mi... Read more

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This time, our V8 Radio adventure takes us back in time around the World War II era of automobiles and history as Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about a 1941 Ford that recently arrived in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. Of course, there is always more than one topic to the show, and they also touch on other projects in the shop, sharing stories about racer and Nick Scavo, The Round Six Podcast, and more. Of course, you'll find... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste Start off the show with and overselling adjective, and follow it up with a 1-2 punch of spellbinding automotive trivia questions. Then, Some gracious shoutouts to Loyal listeners, followed by a recap of some projects in the V8 Speed And Resto shop. They also chat about importance of paying attention as car projects move from one phase to another to make sure the fina... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste reflect on the recent Mecum Auction and some of the amazing bids placed on cars, and ask if one can place a dollar value on the experiences had with cars. They also cover some thoughts on car movies and movie cars, as the V8 team plans the 5th Anniversary Drive-In Cruise event later this year. Of course, they bounce a few automotive trivia questions around and ki... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the events of 2018 for a bit, but entertain the idea that certina cars are interesting, but maybe not interesting enough to purchase. This morphed into a list of top five cars each of our hosts would keep if they were given to them for free. You might be surprised choices! Also, you will find twice the trivia on this episode! Mike and Kevin realized that listener... Read more

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On this episode of V8 Radio, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by fellow V8 Speed & Resto Shop team member Rod Euchner on-stage at the 2018 PRI Show in Indianapolis. They cover many cool moments from the PRI Show, including some of the V8TV panel discussions like the Bonneville session, the Legends of NMCA, Engine Builders, and more. The JE Pistons Masters of Motors competition and Drag Week were also discussed, along w... Read more

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