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.


November 21, 2022 63 min

Incredibly, she describes herself as boring! As you are about to discover, she is many things, but boring isn’t one of them.

 She is the Founder of Women & Wheels, a national Automotive & Motorsports Association for women looking for a supportive community of like-minded individuals. She is an entrepreneur, with her throttle on the pulse of both today's women in the industry as well as tomorrow's future movers and sh...

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You know him as the barn find hunter, but much like his adventures, you never know what you may discover once you raise the door. To say that he is a car guy may be understating his passion a bit. From classics to race cars, to mom’s former grocery getter that somehow managed to find itself pushed into the corner since no one can remember when.

We're about to pull the dust cover off a man you think you know and discover what a g...

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Imagine if you will, the opportunity to not just go back in time, but also go back in history. CARS tour Director of Operations Keeley Dubensky not only had the opportunity but was an integral part in making it happen.

In the twilight of a late August North Carolina summers night, North Wilkesboro speedway, a short oval track once home to racing legends, once again became the epicenter of the American motorsports world.



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As founder of Desert car care of Chandler AZ, he’s legendary for his service and customer satisfaction. While sharing his passion to educate the public on automotive service issues his insightful and always educational car care tips are a must-watch on his popular YouTube channel.


Founder | Desert Car Care

Host Award-Winning WrenchNation Car Talk

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She’s a 2021 Girls on Track Finalist. A program designed to find and nurture the best 12-16-year-old female race drivers in the world as they race through the Ferrari driver academy in Italy. What does the future hold for this fourteen-year-old who has been turning heads on the track since the age of nine?

If you ask her, the answer is simple. The Indy 500. 


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When not building and customizing model cars, he's building the real thing in his dad's garage.

His YouTube channel regularly racks up thousands of views and has captured the attention of many of the industry’s biggest brands.

With a passion for vintage iron and an old soul to match, the future of the industry is in good hands. 

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As the face of her racing family, driver Leticia Hughes measures quality time in fractions of seconds. With a passion for blue oval speed, she can regularly be found with husband and builder Rick, son Ashton & daughter Abbey, terrorizing the track and fueling their adrenaline rush behind the reigns of their potent ponies.



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From Sweeping Indy; winning the Pole, All-Star call out, and The US Nats Trophy, this reigning and two-time world champion is having a lot of fun lately.

Beyond the spent racing fuel and ridiculous horsepower however is a family man on and off the track whose equally at home doing Tik Tok challenges, devouring chicken wings, and contemplating a possible second career in comedy.



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This amazing event exhibits hundreds of show vehicles on and surrounding the restored 1920’s art deco-inspired Lake Mirror promenade in picturesque Lakeland Florida. 

Known as one of the most scenic venues in the country for its beautiful lakefront setting and friendly atmosphere, the Lake Mirror Classic Concours and Car Show draws top car collectors from around the country in addition to attracting over 35,000 spectators each year!


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The history of GSS SUPERCARS started as many companies in the automobile industry do; as a labor of love based on a passion for exciting automobiles.

After a successful career that spanned over 25 years, Larry hooked up with Mr. Norm, the visionary who accurately predicted the immense impact baby boomers would have on the auto industry, particularly regarding the emerging performance segment in the early 1960’s.

Armed with this knowl...

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He currently pilots The Dodge Power Brokers Funny Car for Tony Stewart Racing, is affectionately nicknamed “Hulk” by his many fans and when he’s not tending to his farm-to-table meat company, Hagan Cattle, or his TruHarvest Farms, there’s a good chance he’s putting finishing touches on what can only be described at his “world class mustache”.   

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Kevin Oeste is an automotive industry professional with decades of experience in television production, on-camera hosting, and live event emceeing. 

He is the owner of V8 Speed & Resto Shop, a highly regarded & successful restoration and performance shop where he also juggles his time as owner & executive producer of V8TV Productions.  You’ve seen him as emcee of SEMA, PRI & The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, and...

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Joe Zolper is easily one of the most recognized builders in the industry. From his days as lead mechanic on televisions Garage Squad to owner and chief wrench of Prison City Choppers in Joliet, IL. 

The quintessential Jack of All Trades: electrician, welder, fabricator, sheet metal guy and mechanic, all in one trash talking package. His own cars include an alcohol blown, pro modified 69 Daytona, an alcohol blown 68 GTX and an assort...

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Known for her expertise fixing cars, trucks, and bikes, Cristy Lee, one of the most recognizable television personalities in the industry, sets her sights on breathing life into much more than what’s in your garage. 

Seeing renovation possibilities in the most unexpected, inexpensive properties, Cristy will prove to clients that it’s worth the risk to buy low and spend high, while staying within budget in her new television series “...

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Brian Lohnes personifies the saying, “Eating and Sleeping cars”. From his formidable days with his dad watching drag racing, to his current position inside the NHRA on FOX racing booth, he’s as much of a staple of the sport as the sweet smell of Nitromethane.   

When not rubbing shoulders and eating flaming wings, he can be found tending to one of the automotive world’s most popular online websites which he co owns, 


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Perhaps best known as the Gentleman racer, Michael Satterfield is dedicated to living life at full speed and embracing the adventure. 

Rooted in the belief that our stories are less about the cars and more about where it can take you, he chronicles compelling stories, interviews, and features covering subjects that help enhance your life, elevate your style and help you live life to the fullest.


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Chris Cervenka knows all about going fast. A lifelong Mustang enthusiast, he’s owned six before picking up his dream Mustang - the Shelby GT350 in Lead Foot Gray.

When he’s not tearing up the asphalt, he’s the Director of Marketing at Steeda and the guy making and driving those cool cars in the videos for a living.

More races are won...more track records are set...and more championships are captured with vehicles using Steeda perform...

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They often say that greatness comes as much from experience as it does within.  

As a child, Megan Meyer watched her father’s own pursuits of racing greatness as a World Champion tuner, owner, and driver. By the age of ten, she was behind the wheel of her own junior dragster where she earned back-to-back points championships at her local Kansas City drag strip.

By 16 while having to handle the transportation, servicing, and driving d...

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Mia Chapman makes a living playing in the sand and dirt! But if you think it’s all fun & games, allow us to set you straight. When other girls were playing with, well whatever 6-year-old girls play with, she already had begun racing trophy karts. By 13, she had advanced to modified’s with 7 championships in three series to her credits.

As you might expect, it didn’t take long for people to notice, and she was certainly     notic...

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Colin Comer has more personal titles to his credits than automotive pink slips in his jaw-dropping collection. Muscle car expert, restorer, columnist, collector, author, historian, owner of the Comer collection…and that’s all just in the first moments of our conversation.

From his work with Hagerty as valuation editor to his YouTube show “The Appraiser”, his knowledge and opinion in the collector car space is unparalleled.   



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