The JP Emerson Show

The JP Emerson Show

Nothing says nostalgia like a classic car and no one tells those stories better than the people who lived them. Each episode we ride shotgun through the backroads of our memories talking road trips, music, humor and what may lie ahead for the hobby. We'll meet new folks from across the country, industry insiders and celebrities with amazing tales to tell and a few secrets too! If you're all about horsepower, chrome, reliving the glory days or creating new automotive memories of your own, join award winning automotive journalist and storyteller JP Emerson as we explore the open road and discover what's just beyond the headlights.


December 4, 2023 47 mins

With her eyes set to competing in super comp in another year and a coveted Wally award already occupying space in her trophy case, 15-year-old jr dragster champion and Colorado resident Kiari Hussey tells us when she’s not blasting down the dragstrip you can find her wrenching on several project cars or quite possibly, perfecting her jump shot.


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NHRA Top Fuel Dragster pilot Krista Baldwin regularly blasts down the track in speeds in excess of 320 mph but her social skills both on the track, at the track and pretty much every day makes you wonder if she isn’t just having the time of her life.



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Instagram: kristabaldwinracing



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Texas native and Sports Reporter, Jacklyn (Harris) Drake, was born with a passion for racing running through her veins. Attending her first racetrack at the young age of 6 weeks old, Jacklyn grew up in a household of racers and spent 13 years behind a steering wheel competing in Go-Karts, Quarter Midgets, Legends, and asphalt Late Models.

Jacklyn's passion for motorsports and showcasing behind-the-scenes stories expanded in...

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Britney Friesen’s hugely popular YouTube channel “Britney Automotive” from its very beginning takes you along as she is the first to say, learns the very basics of automotive skills to the social force she is today empowering others with step by step builds and instructional videos that would challenge any network big dollar production.

From Dynos to fuel injectors, broken parts to mistakes, her unfiltered approach and personal...

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Bob Ashton, is the Managing Member of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. The World's Largest All Indoor Car Show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer Built Supercars, and Corvettes

The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is the world's largest all indoor specialty event devoted to Original Factory Muscle Cars and the finest Corvettes with an emphasis on the 60's and 70's. Dubbed "The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars" the show t...

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His work has been seen in Hot Rod magazine and Muscle Car Review as well as The Chicago-based Daily Herald. His career included the television show Motor Week before joining the editorial team as a senior video producer.

A 2020 recipient of SEMA’s “35 Under 35” list recognizing rising young stars in the automotive industry and today he currently works for Mecum Auctions as the executive producer and host of the “On the ...

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Wes Buck is the founder and editorial director of drag racing's leading publication, Drag Illustrated. When he’s not shoulder deep in planning the sports next great event such as next year’s much anticipated Superstar Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park, you can find him on the mic and in front of the camera on his own wildly popular show, the Wes Buck show and if you are among the fortunate who wisely jumped in early, your awar...

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Joining an already impressive group of guests from the lone star state, 16-year-old Ashlyn Speed talks about her progression from karting to Formula Mazda, finally getting her driver’s license, side hustles and why her dad has always been her number one fan.


Connect with Ashley:

Facebook: Ashlyn Speed Racing

Instagram: @ashlynspeed 

Twitter: @AshlynSpeed

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Chris King’s priority is getting from point A to point B in a hurry. A veteran of nearly thirty years of the Chicago Fire Dept, when not screaming down the street as a first responder, he’s blasting down the strip in his nitro powered funny car.


Connect with Chris here:

Facebook: @Chris King & @Chris King Racing

Instagram: @funnycar_firemanck

Twitter: @squad1ffck

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A third-generation racer from Dryden, Michigan, she attended her first race at just four weeks old. By age five, she was racing Quarter Midgets, and at 12, she had transitioned to full-bodied stock cars in the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Junior Late Model Series.

By 14 she became the youngest female race winner at North Carolina’s famed Hickory Motor Speedway, known as the Birthplace of NASCAR Stars and today at 16, she i...

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Elon Werner may be the all-American guy. As easily recognizable for his stature in the pits and broad smile, he’s as at home among the giants of motorsports as he is in the kitchen.

You only need to mention his first name in the industry to understand why he’s held in such high regard and witness a level of admiration and respect among his peers few ascend to.

Elon Werner consistently trips the win light.


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When you grow up in the racing industry, you don’t need to look far to find famous “aunts & uncles” to learn from. Eleven-year-old restricted micro mini racer Kolette DiCero and special guest Krista Baldwin explain the trials of her middle school life as well as insight well beyond her years in the world of racing.

Buckle up!


Connect with DeCiero Racing:


Kolette DiCero (@kdracing725) • Instagram photos and video...

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A fourth-generation Mopar enthusiast, Michaela credits her family for shaping her life & passion while striving to always make her father proud and her mother’s legacy everlasting. 




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Miss Mopar: Facebook


IG: @allmoparshow

Twitter: @allmoparshow

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It’s only fitting that a two-time world champ is back for her second visit on our show. She’s a small-town Kansas girl who’s been able to. and continues to fulfill her racing dreams while helping others realize their own.

She holds the record for fastest pro sportsman female in the 1/8th and quarter mile which she needs to keep up with her new son, Henry and as her dad says, “You have to stay ahead of the ga...

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Jade Avedisian began her promising career tearing up empty parking lots at the age of five. By seven she was racing quarter midgets and today she is easily as recognizable as her #71 Mobil 1 Toyota racing for Keith Kunz motorsports in the exciting USAC Xtreme Outlaw series.



Connect wide Jade:

Jade Facebook

Jade Avedisian Racing

Jade Avedisian / Aved Racing (@jadeavedisian) / Twitter

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As team owner and driver of the NHRA Bond Coat Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car, Chad Green can regularly be found battling the sport’s biggest names for racing supremacy. When he’s not in the staging lanes, chances are he’s working on his stable of team pro mods or kicking up the Texas dust in his favorite pickup at a slightly slower speed.



Connect with Chad here:


Chad Green (@chadgreenf...

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Mike Rey is as Ford Blue as Ole Henry Himself but as Any Horse Wrangler knows, if you want to Lead the Stampede You Have to Have More Than Just A Faster Horse.

Connect with Mike Here:


BOCSEM (Bronco Owners Club SouthEastern Michigan) | Facebook

Ford Dealer in Woodhaven, MI | Used Cars Woodhaven | Gorno Ford

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Mustang Owner's Podcast on Apple Podcasts

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Buddy Hull enters his 3rd season as an NHRA top fuel driver and team owner, but there is little chance he will be sneaking up on anyone. A third Generation Racer, a lynchpin of the future of NHRA racers, and proof that hard work and determination can take you anywhere.



Connect with Buddy:




Instagram: BuddyHull323TF


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McKenna Haase is a champion driver, owner, and force to be reckoned with in the world of outlaw racing. When she’s not carving corners, she’s making a positive impact on future racers as executive director & Chairwoman of the board of Future Racers of America, a 501C organization she founded with the intent of breaking down barriers to entry for kids who want to get involved in racing by providing better education, safety, and ...

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Perth Scotland’s Chloe Grant continues to set the pace in the F1 Academy’s inaugural season with Art Grand Prix. With great showings in her first outings, she sets her sights on the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, and Austin Texas after claiming top ten finishes in Austria and Spain.

 When not tearing up the track, she is a college student studying Motorsports, entertaining her friends and promoting positivity wherever she g...

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