V8 Radio Podcast

V8 Radio Podcast

The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic and muscle car car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include Muscle Car 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 and laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.

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May 13, 2022 63 min

So what does a race-inspired, twin turbo, fully-caged 1969 Buick Electra have to do with the Tuskegee Airmen?   And did you say a twin turbo Electra?   Find out all about it with special guest Michael Joseph, Chapter Historian at Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and his "Faithful Persuit" tribute car to the legendary WWII flyers.  Of course, Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste also load up an Automotive Trivia question or tw...

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Kevin Oeste takes his 1970 Buick Riviera on the first road trip in 6 years, and lives to tell about it!   Later, he shares his experiences with Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke about presenting at a local middle school career day and the interest of students in the automotive industry.    His findings might surprise you!   Of course, there's some stimulating Automotive Trivia, and the whole show starts off with an over-selling adje...

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Many of us spent lots of time cruising up and down a local stretch of road, hanging out with friends, showing off our cars, and trying to be cool.    Today, many of these cruising events have been legislated away or have fallen to the wayside of digital entertainment.   Jason LiCavoli is out to change all that, bringing back cruising for all kinds of cars, trucks, and bikes to an iconic stretch in St, Louis called Cruisin' Lind...

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Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the upcoming V8 Speed and Resto Shop Drive In Cruise event and the possible film to be shown. And then they switch over to Kevin's early days of racing, and writing about motorsports. And we mean early days! You'll find all this, plus Automotive Trivia and a whole lot more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

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Performance automotive enthusiasts are always concerned about new legislation designed to restrict the freedoms of car owners, and in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke take a look at a recent New York law affecting exhaust modifications.    Thanks to SEMA for the info.  They also chat about the 2025 "Zora" Corvette, a 1000HP, 1000 ft. lbs. gasoline / electric hybrid that migh...

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Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke space out on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, as they preview the next NASA Moon launch - while Kevin schemes up a way to paint some Astronaut Corvettes for the occasion!  There are some great listener shout-outs, including our friends at the Playing In Traffic Podcast, a bit on a NASA 1963 Pontiac tow car, some projects, and even a (bad) JFK impersonation.   All this plus Automotiv...

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It's no secret that it's the people that make it all happen, and on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke express their gratitude for the talented team at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   Without the dedicated individuals sharing their passion and talents, these high-quality cars and experiences they bring wouldn't happen.    And it's not just the technicians, as th...

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Car enthusiasts are some of the most generous and helpful people you'll ever meet, as it's not just the cars, but the people that make this such a great hobby.   On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive into this topic as suggested by friend and Official V8 Radio Statistician "Yardley".   And they are also excited to announce the return of the V8 Drive In Cruise even...

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Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about a video shoot from the 2022 Firebird Fest pre-run.  Later, the upside of classic cars with drum brakes, because disc brakes are better, but in all cases? This is the first V8 Radio Podcast featuring the new "Cruising Tune" of the show, where we share a classic song, or a new favorite, that lends itself to providing a soundtrack to your next road trip. This first s...

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Technology is making it easier to stay in touch, and even to attend events in far away lands.   Mike "Q Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about live streaming the Ferrari Meet Up at the Petersen Automotive Museum, as well as what it takes to photograph all the cars in process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.    The Trivia is flat-out awesome, and Kevin teases some new V8TV Television distribution in the works.   You'll f...

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Don't you love it when all the pieces come together and the car runs awesome and feels great?   Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about this with regards to the recently completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the 5.0 Coyote V8, 6-speed automatic, and custom performance chassis built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop.   And Kevin's 1970 Buick Riviera is also tuned up and running strong thanks to the recent upgrade...

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Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about a sweet 1977 Pontiac Trans Am coming together in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and some of the steps the paint team take to make these cars stand tall.  They also preview the 2022 Firebird Fest!  Later, Kevin shares some tips on extracting a bolt he broke on his 1970 Buick, and of course, there's automotive trivia and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!  Subscribe...

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The January auctions broke all kinds of records this year, with Mecum and Barrett-Jackson grossing over $420 Million in just two events!   Couple this with the amazing amount of super high-end hot rods and customs at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA, and it's easy to see that enthusiasm for classic cars is at an all-time high!  Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover all this plus Automotive Trivia, and...

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Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive into achieving a state of "Flow" while wrenching, or doing anything, really, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!  Kevin was wrenching on his 1970 Buick when time whizzed by, listening to inspirational interviews, having the right tools, and the work going smoothly all contributed to the zen-like state.   Have you been there?   Of course, you'll find automotive...

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The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show is a hot topic on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and our hosts Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste review the racing trade show and scheme up a plan for next year.   Next up is a chat about a Pro-Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coming together at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, complete with a 775 HP LT5 engine hooked to a 10 speed automatic transmission.  This one is going to be a handful!   Th...

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Mike "Q Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast right from the 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show floor!   They are overwhelmed with all the amazing muscle cars on display at MCACN, and also to see so many great friends over the weekend.   They were also shooting video coverage for the Muscle Car of The Week and V8TV video channels, and Kevin was unveiling Premiere Restorat...

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The V8 Radio Podcast are coming to you directly from the 2021 SEMA Show floor in Las Vegas!  Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you a mid-SEMA week update, including thoughts on the show, new products, the electrified Project X, and much more.   Even a cameo from our buddy Chip!  But even on-location, they still toss out some cool Automotive Trivia questions and they usual antics you've come to expect from the V8 Radio Podcast!

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The V8 Radio team was in full-force at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and this is just one of several episodes covering the event.   You'll find a general overview of the show, and also an interview with Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance about their supercharged LS-powered 1948 Chevy pickup that they reconfigured to run on Hydrogen!   It got tons of attention at the show, because it makes around 500 horsepower with nearl...

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Mike "Q" Ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste gear up for the 2021 SEMA Show and make some plans to record a V8 Radio Podcast from the show floor right in the middle of SEMA Week.   Kevin realizes this is his 25th SEMA Show, and reflects on how there is still so much to learn, see, and do for car enthusiasts.   There are a couple cool trivia questions, a few laughs, and more on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!

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If you have been a loyal listener to the V8 Radio Podcast, you know that our Esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke only recently got his 1967 Pontiac GTO back together after a 7-year hiatus.   Well, guess what... he's thinking about blowing it apart again!   And, some great new Automotive Trivia questions are shared, and Kevin tells Mike he sucks and his car is slow.   You really have to listen to the V8 Radio Podcast f...

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