Artists and Octane

Artists and Octane

A thoughtful and entertaining discussion that ranges from Custom Cars, Entrepreneurship, Challenges that face Artists today and everything that connects those themes.

Episodes

September 15, 2021 151 mins

On episode 19, Artists and Octane is honored to have Eric Luttmer and Jason Laureles in the studio. 

We discuss:

  • Our first vehicles and the embarrassing things we did to them
  • Mescal and weather it tastes like just diesel or diesel filtered through a jock strap
  • Eric's Ranger and if his parts stash is being prepared or hoarding
  • Keep Rent Burn- Minitrucker edition
  • and much much more

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On episode 17, Artists and Octane's host discusses the importance of getting out with the guys. Going camping, having fun. The importance of connection. 

You'll hear about:

  • Hot Pocket
  • P-Bone
  • Poopster
  • and more!

I really hope you enjoy this episode, leave a comment and let us know what you think!


Thanks, see you next week!
Robin 


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On episode 16, Artists and Octane is honored to have Jordan Cole from Trust in the Machine back in the studio. For reasons that aren't immediately apparent, we turn the springs on my microphone booms into musical instruments throughout the show. So that's fun. Or annoying. 

We discuss:

  • How to pronounce (Bentley) Bentayga 
  • American Bodyworks 1000hp Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 
  • Jordan's skills in commercial medi...
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On episode 15, Artists and Octane goes back on the road to bring Joey from Imperial Leatherworks back on the show.

We discuss:

  • Tiny horses
  • How woking out is proven to improve mental health
  • Minitrucker time
  • Why Avis (really all rental car companies) suck
  • Why old guys shouldn't be messed with
  • Joey's collaboration with Gunstone Creations and Black Rifle Coffee

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December 28, 2020 44 mins

On episode 14, Artists and Octane's host discusses the artistic side of his life with RAM Studio Texas. Also, you'll hear me refer to this episode as number 15. Disregard that haha. 

You'll hear about:

  • What RAM Studio Texas is
  • How it came into being
  • What the artist does and doesn't like to make
  • The people who keep Robin straight
  • How important it is to have people around to keep you straight

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December 21, 2020 62 mins

On episode 13, Artists and Octane goes back on the road to chat with David Garrett, Owner of Spokes Bicycles. 

We discuss:

  • Air-cooled VW's
  • Lowriders
  • Kei Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Owning a Business

I really hope you enjoy this episode, leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Thanks, see you next week!
Robin 

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On episode 12, Artists and Octane gets a little tipsy with our friend Jason Laureles. Jason is a auto painter, leather craftsman, and musician. 

We discuss:

  • Music, and how he literally spends a quarter of the year on Spotify
  • Letterkenny
  • Respecting build quality 
  • Parenting
  • Mental Health
  • Moist

I really hope you enjoy this episode, leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Thanks, see you next week!
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December 7, 2020 138 mins

On episode 11, Artists and Octane talks with Jeff Munsey, owner of Munsey Speed. Munsey Speed caters to the classic truck market by producing high quality, domestically manufactured carbon fiber parts. Thats right, Carbon Fiber for Old Trucks. 

We discuss:

  • Why he left beautiful Southern California to live in Rural North Texas
  • Our first Cars
  • Making Carbon Fiber parts for Farm Trucks with an identity crisis
  • Why Doc Fowler is...
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November 25, 2020 98 mins

On episode 10, Artists and Octane talks with Keith Sawyer, owner of Nfamus Metal Fab and overall metal wizard.

We discuss:

  • His first truck was a standard cab truck with 6 12" subs behind the seat 
  • Why he doesn't rush work but works as fast as he can 
  • Pivotal moments in his time as a business owner
  • What artistic endeavors get his mind off work

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November 16, 2020 118 mins

On episode 9, Artists and Octane talks with Cynthia Pierce, the 'better half' of Protouring Texas and a epic all around car chick. 

We discuss:

  • Her parents street racing with car seats for her and her siblings
  • How her meeting Eric really poured the gas on Eric's love of cars
  • Life as a chick in the car / motorcycle world
  • Her favorite car she currently owns and that it doesn't have a LS swap (YET!)
  • Why the...
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On episode 8, Artists and Octane talks with Samantha Markham, a mechanic and social media manager at House of Hotrods. 

We discuss:

  • Driving her mom's Cadillac at a demolition derby
  • Working a salvage yard
  • Being a woman in the hotrod industry
  • Her Ford Thunderbird (White Claw)
  • Working with her hands while having no feeling in her fingers. 

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October 30, 2020 112 mins

On episode 7, Artists and Octane or very own Wendy Moody (the host's spouse) visits the Ram Studio Texas Studio to chat. 

We discuss:

  • Early car experiences
  • Almost dying learning to drive a manual 
  • Scions
  • How a Cadillac Hearse directly influenced us getting married
  • How our GMC is like Chris Brown (and she's like Rihanna) 
  • Pro's and Con's of driving a modified car
  • Buying your classic car back 

I hope you...

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October 22, 2020 107 mins

On episode 6, Artists and Octane goes on the road to Justin Tx recording live from the Pro Touring Texas compound with Eric Pierce. 

We discuss:

  • Electric crate motors
  • What we wish GM would make
  • Evolution of Corvettes
  • Quarantine Cruise
  • The Hilux
  • How to not grenade your 6L80
  • The Dale Earnhardt C10
  • How we met

I hope you enjoy this episode, leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Thanks, see you next week!

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On episode 5, Artists and Octane brings Jordan Cole into the Ram Studio Texas recording studio to chat. Jordan is an amazing photographer as well as a super humble guy. 

We discuss:

  • Our favorite cars
  • Parenting but still being fun
  • First steps to being a professional photographer
  • Porsche
  • Redwood
  • Dustball Rally
  • Riding on furniture being pulled behind a car
  • Slingblade

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On episode 4, Artists and Octane goes on the road to McKinney Tx to bring you Shaun Freilich, owner of Complete Customs

We discuss:

  • Where it all started
  • Toyotas
  • Who influenced him the most
  • Toyotas
  • Modern Automotive Design
  • Lexus and Toyota

I hope you enjoy this episode and the wisdom and humble nature Shaun brings to the automotive landscape. 

Thanks, see you next week!
Robin 


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On episode 3.1 (remastered), Artists and Octane brings you Joey Dello Russo from Imperial Leatherworks.

We discuss:

  • Taste testing to find your passion
  • Investing in yourself
  • Continuous improvement, don't expect to be perfect out of the gate!
  • Enjoying the journey of improving
  • The importance of collaborating and partnering with others

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September 25, 2020 99 mins

In episode 2, our very first episode we bring you Eric Pierce from Protouring Texas. 

We discuss:

  • What Protouring Texas does 
  • Specific steps and tactics Eric employed to successfully manage the transition from working for someone else to working for himself doing what he loves!
  • Detailed about our personal vehicles and why we love them

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August 24, 2020 32 mins

On the first ever episode of Artists and Octane: 

  • You'll meet our host Robin Moody 
  • Get a in-depth look at some of his chosen modes of transportation and the stories behind them
  • Why minitrucks aren't lowriders
  • Why lowriders aren't minitrucks
  • Learn about why this podcast exists and what value we hope to provide you
  • Receive one easter egg

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