Former Transamerican Auto Parts and 4 Wheel Parts owner, Greg Adler, talks about the rise and ultimate sale of his family’s booming business and why he chose to start all over and do it again, instead of becoming a television personality or spending his time on a private island in the Caribbean, sipping cocktails. Holman discusses his decision to switch to a particular power-tool brand’s cordless platform and Lightning earns his ch...
This forward-looking episode focuses on the future of trucks with Magna’s Executive Vice President of Corporate R&D, Sherif Marakby. Hear about the challenges that face the truck market and the technologies that will be needed to overcome them to win over truck buyers. Hear opinions on whether electrification is the answer to everything, how long until battery technology rivals diesel, and an answer to an age-old question.
Mini trucker, former magazine guy, and founder of Flo Airride, Mike Alexander, joins the guys to chat about his company’s recent acquisition by Air Lift and his story of how he went from working at Circuit City to being embraced by the automotive aftermarket. Listen to Mike A. and Holman share stories from their magazine days and hear what’s next for Flo Airride and Air Lift Performance. We’ll also read some listener feedback about...
The ’22 Nissan Frontier and ’21 Ford Raptor have been announced! Listen to this bonus episode as the guys discuss the new trucks and share the important info that you need to know. Will the Nissan have a manual? Will the Raptor have a V-8? Find out all this and more...
Go Fast Campers co-founder Graeme MacPherson returns to extol the virtues of the company’s new bar raising V2 camper, platform tent, and topper, while sharing GFC’s entrepreneurial philosophy that has helped the company grow while keeping manufacturing and high-paying jobs in the US. The guys share the winners of the 2021 Four Wheeler of the Year awards and Lightning finds himself in the middle of some law enforcement action.
Go behind the scenes of Heatshield Products with Steve Heye to learn about thermal management products, the proper way to absorb sound, and why hot-rodding a smoker with Heatshield Products is a good idea. The guys also get an update on Daytona Truck Meet from their favorite truck enthusiast in Florida, Jordan Muhlbauer. Lastly, Lightning tests Holman’s truck IQ.
Never one to shy away from gracing our podcast (or any others) with his knowledge and opinion, automotive personality and journalist Jonny Lieberman returns to shed light on Toyota’s decision to cancel the Land Cruiser in America, while touching on midsize trucks, Ram’s TRX, Land Rovers, and Portuguese sausages. DECKED breaks their own embargo and announces, to our listeners first, the new product we’ve all been waiting for.
Welcome back! The guys are excited to release their first episode of 2021 and welcome explorer Billy Creech to the podcast to talk about the Eastern Mojave Heritage Trail and exploring the Mojave in his modified Avalanche. The guys also discuss Toyota’s decision to kill the Land Cruiser in America and talk about which trucks sold top the most-bought list in 2020.
The guys sneak in one last episode for the year to go over forgotten messages and talk about their favorite shows of 2020.
Come along for the ride with Jeremiah Proffitt of Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers and hear all about Toyota Land Cruisers and Mega Cruisers from one of the premier restorers in the country. Also learn the difference between frame-off and body-off and why only one term is the correct one. The guys also check in with Truck Trend’s Jason Gonderman for a review of the ’21 F-150 Hybrid and catch up on “Know Your Note”.
Curious about welding, or what equipment you might need to start? Learn the basics and hear some tips from master welder Rick Wright of Wright Designs, LLC. Brent Hagan from Nissan returns to talk about the redesigned ’21 Nissan Armada and the guys want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for listening to all of our antics this year!
For those gearheads who love to fly, this episode will be a pretty special one, as the guys become fast friends with retired Air Force pilot Major Bert G. Garrison Jr. What started as a campfire conversation about overlanding in vintage iron morphed into some incredible storytelling about his time in the EF-111, B-52, T-43, U-2, and as the very last USAF SR-71 Blackbird pilot. Lightning finally experiences Ram’s TRX and a listener ...
While it isn’t quite the Towisode, the guys have a lively discussion with commercial driver René Garza who has over 2 million miles logged hauling freight from the ice roads of Alaska to turnpikes of Florida. Apportioned at 46,000 pounds, Rene talks about putting his GM dually to the test on a daily basis. We also discuss the latest Nikola bombshell and Holman nerds out on his latest off-road adventure through history.
Learn the BlueDEF Platinum difference with Old World Industry’s Jay Gagnon and hear about Worksport’s innovative new solar tonneau cover, the Terravis, from CEO Steve Rossi. The guys also bring you Matthew Glunt, the human diesel engine impressionist, in an entertaining segment of Know Your Note.
The guys go deep with Dan Tourino from Carli Suspension and talk about everything from how to properly set up your full-size truck suspension to the legendary Carli Pintop. Lightning does a walkaround on one incredible dually and we learn how not to leave 5-Star hotline messages.
The guys get an update from Atlis Motor Vehicles founder Mark Hanchette and a post-TRX follow-up from Ram’s Head, Mike Koval. Also, did you know Lightning had a brother? Us either. Meet Ryan Tilles, owner of a Nissan Frontier.
Emme Hall talks about being the first person outside of Rivian to test the upcoming R1T electric pickup, after successfully piloting one through the Rebelle Rally. Find out what she’s done to her off-roadster Miata, and if she’ll ever take Lightning anywhere. The guys also spend some time with entrepreneur Tim Miller of Surf City Garage and hear the story behind his epic new venture (and Holman’s favorite new place to spend time), ...
OEM Audio Plus, known for premium plug-and-play audio upgrades for your Toyota Truck or SUV, is expanding into the Jeep market and the guys learn about what goes into the design and engineering of their killer systems. They also get the scoop on Arnott’s acquisition of AccuAir’s assets and when enthusiasts can expect the brand to relaunch.
Holman gets behind the wheel of the Ram TRX in our latest truck review, while Truck Hero’s Sean Marks takes us inside the truck conglomerate and explains how the company works hard to keep the brands relevant and distinctive. GMC also announces the shockingly good Hummer electric super truck.
Learn about the latest in car care products and technology from Chemical Guys co-founder and CEO Paul Schneider and travel with Lightning to MIMO Technik Aerospace where he will share the fascinating world of 3D printing with metal. The guys also discuss Chevy taking the one-ton towing crown with the company’s upgraded 36,000-pound max tow rating for 2021.