Podcast: Episode 18 – SEMA Dinner, GoodGuys Nashville Nats, and a One Lap of America Recap!

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Welcome to Episode 18 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!



It’s OFFICIAL! The Annual SEMA Dinner is ON!!

As we alluded to in Episode 17, and can now officially report, the 12th annual SEMA dinner on Thursday November 01 at the Clarion Hotel Casino. It is sponsored by Detroit Speed & Engineering, Optima Batteries ,and Hotchkis Suspension!

A block of 35 rooms at the Clarion Hotel (it’s the old Greek Isles and where the dinner was held last year). Rooms for Monday Oct 29 night through Thursday Nov 1st night are $99 + 12% tax for a single/double occupancy. Add $30 per person/bed plus tax for a Triple/ Quad occupancy for a maximum of 4 people per room.

You must call before the end of September and make certain to tell them you are with the group. Contact them directly at (702) 952-8000. Rooms will go fast, so don’t delay. The hotel is also just across the street from the convention center, so do your feet a favor and get your room booked now!



We gave a full list of the upcoming May events, including theGoodGuys Nashville Nationals (May 18-20), an update James Shipka and Carl Cassanova running in the One Lap of America! and gave a quick preview of the 2012 Hot Rod Power Tour.

We also discussed a few previous events, including the Run To the Ole South American Street Car Series event and the recent Battle at the Banks! Look for official results for both events in the next episode.

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