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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In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q Ball” ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste Remain in coronavirus virus quarantine, along with the rest of the world. To pass the time, Kevin and Mike are both spending some extra moments in their garages and thought, “Hey, what a great topic for V8 radio!” So prepare yourself for Mike and Kevin's individual top “5 Garage Wants” lists. Of course, you will also find the typical nonsense and...
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In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q Ball” ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste find themselves on self quarantine during the covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. However, they truly believe that a way to stay sane is to stay focused on things you enjoy, like family time and of course playing - and talking about - cool cars. There is one point of the show where some stir craziness is revealed in the form of a slip of a tongue…...
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In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q Ball” ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by very special guest Kelle Oeste! Kelle is the Operations Manager of the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and has been instrumental in building the great crew at V8 Speed and V8TV Productions, as well as the business itself. It was fun to hear some of her stories and perspectives on the shop and team. Of course, you'll also find autom...
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In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q Ball” ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste catch up on Mike’s GTO engine build, as well as Kevin’s plan to install a Holley Sniper EFI system in his 1962 Ford Galaxie. Of course, you'll also find automotive trivia, a few laughs, and more on V8 Radio! Subscribe today on your favorite Podcast provider so you don't miss an episode of V8 Radio!
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In this episode of V8 Radio, Mike “Q Ball” ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste demonstrate a bit of cabin fever as they pine for the upcoming spring cruising season. They chat about the recent sale of the original Bullitt Mustang, and share some shout-outs to loyal listeners. They also cover some of the latest projects in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Of course, you'll also find automotive trivia, a few laughs, and more on V8 Radio!
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This time on the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste re-cap their 2019 experiences And look ahead to personal and Automotive related goals for the new year. They also have a significant update on Q-Ball’s 1967 Pontiac GTO engine that has been a long time in the making. Of course, you can always expect automotive trivia and some other nonsense from these two guys, and we think this special episode of the V8 Radio ...
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This time on the V8 Radio Podcast, , Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke and Kevin Oeste re-cap their 2019 experiences And look ahead to personal and Automotive related goals for the new year. They also have a significant update on Q-Ball’s 1967 Pontiac GTO engine that has been a long time in the making. Of course, you can always expect automotive trivia and some other nonsense from these two guys, and we think this special episode of the V8 Radi...
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This time, Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke shares his experiences at the 2019 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show in Chicago. Mike stepped up to host some of the premiere unveilings and to help produce Muscle Car Of The Week videos with the V8TV team. He also shares the hard work and amazing high score of the 1967 Pontiac GTO restored by the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team, which made it’s public debut at the MCACN show as well...
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On this episode of the world-renowned V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike “Q-Ball” Clarke chat about the recent Global Auto Salon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. V8TV’s Kevin and Kelle Oeste were both in attendance along with their friend and customer Grady, along with the 1969 Camaro “ZR9” brought in by it’s owner from Dubai. It was an amazing experience, one which broke down stereotypes, shared insights to a huge new market for ...
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This time on the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke recap the amazingly huge 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Kevin had quite a week, as did the other 180,000 plus atendees who came from all over the world to do business in the Automotive Aftermarket. The conversation then veers to the new Ford Mustang Mach E electric SUV and thoughts on the branding of the car. Finally, Mike and Kevin preview the 2019 Muscle Car and C...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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