#29 – SEMA Show Preview and Return-To-The-Coast Event Recap!

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Welcome to Episode 29 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!



1) Holy cow – the SEMA show is next week….and the SEMA Dinner is now sold out!  Thank you all for supporting it – and we’ll see you at the dinner!

2) Larry and I will be live at the Optima Booth on Wednesday Oct 31st at 10AM (Central Hall; OPTIMA Booth 22755).  Feel free to come by and say hello!

3) The fifth annual OPTIMA Invitational Press Conference revealing the final 10 participants and much more is Thursday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. PT (Central Hall; OPTIMA Booth 22755).

4) The 2012 Optima Ultimate Streeet Car Invitational will be held Saturday, November 3! Larry will be live and on the scene!

5) NEW: Participants will be given OPTIMA Invitational Trading Cards of their vehicle to share with fans throughout the show. Those who collect at least five different cards can visit the OPTIMA booth from 2-4 p.m. each day to redeem OPTIMA swag, tickets to the OPTIMA Invitational and other prizes.

6) Did you catch Larry on TV? He was featured on the OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV Miniseries – Episode 2! He will be signing autographs during SEMA for his many fans and followers. Bring your own Sharpie!


Return to The Coast Recap

The final American Street Car Series event was held October 5-7, 2012 at El Toro in California.  What a blast!

1) Road Course Times

2) Saturday Autocross

3) Sunday Autocross Times


Be On The Show!

Guess what? We have a new 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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The Prize Segment sponsored by the COMP Performance Group is back, and it’s back BIG!  The next award winner will be selected on DECEMBER 15, 2012!

Entrants can enter to win a HUGE $750 gift certificate that will be awarded quarterly, and there are two ways to enter:

  1. Go to and fill out the details there to enter the contest. Be sure to use the links in the contest to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and your own websites. For everyone that joins the contest because of your referral, YOU GET MORE ENTRIES!
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