Pro-Touring #45{Live Coverage from the 2013 Optima Batteries Faceoff Event at Road America!

Live from the 2013 Optima Batteries Faceoff at Road America!

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The Nitty Gritty:

Welcome to Episode 45 of  the Podcast!

We’re simul-posting the show show here on as well as on so everyone can get their fix.

For those new to the scene, the podcast show is hosted by myself and Larry Callahan, the owner of

The show is sponsored by the fantastic hot rod wiring supply company, Ron Francis Wiring, and we’re very appreciative that they were our FIRST EVER show sponsor, and the first sponsor to re-sign for 2013!


Larry Callahan and I, together again at Road America!

Live From Road America!

For the second year in a row Larry Callahan and I were able to cover the Optima Faceoff event together – in person! The event was a terrific success and featured the same format as before: Car Design and Build Quality, Autocross Time, Road Course Time, and Speed/Stop Time. Ride Tech’s own Bret Voelkel’s won the whole event with the best cumulative score in his ’33 Ford!

During the event we had a chance to hit a lot of people up for interviews. A few included:

-Bill Goldberg
-Brad Johnson (Custom Auto Rebuilders in Marion, IA – the original restorer of Rob’s Chevelle!)
-Karl Dunn (Owner of the ’68 Camaro named “Blue Balls”)
-Larry Woo (Sweeeeeeeeet ’68 Camaro)
-Mary Pozzi (Autocross Superwoman)
-Mike Copeland (Lingenfelter)
-Robert McGaffin (Photographer, Extraordinaire)
-Ryan Matthews (Detroit Speed and Engineering)


UpComing Events!

7/5/2013 Goodguys Heartland Nationals, Des Moines IA

7/5/2013 RTMC II will be held at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, TN

7/12/2013 Goodguys Columbus Nationals, Columbus, OH

7/19/2013 Syracuse Nationals Autocross


Be On The Show!

A big welcome to Hotchkis Performance – our newest podcast show sponsor! Many of you know John Hotchkis as a pioneer in our industry – and he’s definitely a person to credit for the fun we get to have today. Be sure to check them out at For a full interview with John Hotchkis on how he built his company, check out the Cars For A Living Podcast Show (Episode #10).

Guess what? We have a  call-in-number for the show! Dial SCRATCHPAD (727-282-4723) from any phone to leave us a message that we’ll play in the show.

Also, if you’d like to be interviewed LIVE at an upcoming event by Larry, e-mail and we’ll set it up!

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