TMCP #444: Holley MOPARTY 2020 Special #1 – YouTube Sensation Dylan McCool and “Mr Norm” Kraus, The Biggest MOPAR Dealer Ever; Ask Rick – The Return of Events in 2021
Feature Guests from MOPARTY: YouTube Sensation Dylan McCool and the World Famous “Mr. Norm!” This week is the first of several interviews from the first ever Holley “MOPARTY” event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Friend of the show (and Holley marketing superstar) Blane Burnett was able to line us up with some great interviews at the event with some famous people. MOPAR lovers young and old will recognize the names of many of our guests. Since SEMA was a no go this year, I was determined to make the Holley MOPARTY a better than fitting replacement to our yearly special segments live from the event.
TMCP #443: Tyler Gibson’s Secrets About His Tail Wagging Autocross Dominating Scout II; Pro-Touring Update With Larry Callahan
This week I spoke to Tyler Gibson, someone I have interacted with for a decade at different Good Guys autocross events…but have never really met. I’ve watched he and his sister utterly dominate while running their Scout II, and couldn’t get over how it was always dialed into the track while simultaneously being aimed with the nose and steered with the tail. I love Tyler’s driving style as well (all out) and decided it was finally time to learn how they’ve done it! It turns out….the car events were (and are) just a chance for the family to hang out together!
TMCP #442: Melanie Henry on Mastering Car Shows for Charity and Becoming UMI’s Marketing Graphic Designer
This week I spoke to Melanie Henry, Marketing Graphics Designer at UMI Performance and founder of Mel’s Car Shows. The car shows came before her career with UMI and may have just been the introduction that led her there. She has perfected the art of specific charity fund raiser car shows, now hosting six different car events each year!
TMCP #441: It REALLY IS Possible! Chris Holstrom Customs on How to Create a PROFITABLE and FUN Custom Car Shop! – Ask Rick, How To Choose a Catalog Cover Car
This weeks interview is with Chris Holtrom, longtime friend and many time repeat interviewee dating years back to TMCP Episode #50. Chris is also famous as the owner and namesake of Chris Holstrom Concepts and the creator of many show winning automotive creations at huge venues like SEMA. Just recently we asked him on The Kibbe and Friends Show (K&F Episode 159) to discuss the experience of his entire family contracting COVID-19! It was a remarkable insight into his realities of it all. At the end of that long interview he dropped a tiny comment about changing his entire business from a fun but (at times) consuming job into a highly profitable and life-fitting business! And then “with that bombshell, goodnight!” the show ended. I knew in that second that Chris was coming back on to explain himself. This is that show, and believe me it is amazing! If you own a shop, a business, or would like to this may just be revolutionary for you.
TMCP #440: Chris Albrecht, The Mopar Hunter, Talking Mopars and Dishing on the 440 Big Block – Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan
This weeks interview is with a fellow Mopar owner, Pentastar Geek, and Podcaster Chris Albrecht. I asked Chris on to celebrate the shows 440th episode and maybe talk a bit about the famous Chrysler RB 440 engine. Chris is the founder of The Mopar Hunter Facebook page and the host of the Talking Mopars podcast!
TMCP #439: The FUTURE of PRI Double! – Dr. Jamie Meyer, The Future of PRI – Brad Loyet, How an Injury Turned him from Racer to Manufacturer
Racers, this one is for you! This week I had the pleasure of not one, but TWO interviews and both around the topic of PRI (Performance Racing Industry). The first was Dr Jamie Meyer and his amazing, surreal journey from Doctor of Medicine to Doctor of Performance at General Motors, and now on to leading the largest racing organization. The second interview is with Brad Loyet who runs BP Fabrication and makes racing parts that could be seen during the PRI trade show……but neither interview was booked knowing the other was coming. They could not be more aligned.
TMCP #438: Blane Burnett, Holley Performance Products and the Moparty of the Century! – Ask Rick, Ford’s Next Big Hit, The Bronco
This weeks interview is with friend and supporter of the show, Blane Burnett, the Events and Content Manager at Holley Performance Products. Holley has announced a brand new all MOPAR event in September called “MOPARTY” and I asked Blane to give the full scoop on what’s planned. Here’s my short summary: if the Chrysler Pentastar is important to you, it’s going to make your dreams come true!
TMCP #437: Byron Burnham’s 1976 Chevy “IMSA” Vega….Driven By Santa Claus – Pro-Touring Update, With Larry Callahan?
This weeks interview with Mr Byron Burnham, a well rounded individual with a very jolly disposition and a penchant for Chevy Vegas! His “IMSA” inspired ’76 Vega is a standout at every event..but that’s only a part of Byron’s M.O. By summers, he’s a race car driver with a fast sled that’s the only one of it’s kind. By winters….same story, but a different sled!
TMCP #436: Carl Gerst – Inventing Modular Pro-Touring Suspension Systems for MOPARS; Plus the Listener Mail Bag!
Carl Gerst is an Iowan who makes Pro-Touring MOPAR suspension systems…..but the reason why is a tale as old as time; man has a car that won’t do what he wants it to do, man then invents parts to solve the problem, then man is approached by others to do the same for them!
TMCP #435: Brian Little and Doug Warble, How to Run and GROW a Car Club – Ask Rick; Factory Stainless Steel Hot Rods, From Ford!
For the Fourth of July, I wanted to get an all American interview about banding together with friends regarding our favorite cars in car clubs. I talked to two guests, Brian Little and previous show guest Doug Warble (episode 357) from the Susquehanna Valley GTO Club, which is a Chapter of the GTO Association of America. It’s 80+ members strong! They came on to talk about starting and running a car club and growing it’s membership. It turns out the techniques to growing ANY organization apply….and it all comes down to the the “want to” to see it happen.