Pro-Touring Podcast #36 – The 2013 Pre-Season Mega Show and the “R U Faster Than A Redneck Premiere!”

Brian Finch wheels a '69 Camaro during the RU Faster Than A Redneck TV Show

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The Nitty Gritty:

Welcome to Episode 36 of  the Podcast – our first show of 2013!

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!


R U Faster Than A Redneck – World Premier on Speed!

As we’ve been telling you for months, the big world premier of the “R U Faster Than A Redneck” TV series is this week, Friday Feb 22nd immediately following the NASCAR Truck Series Race on the Speed Channel (Channel 607 on DirecTV). Since several Pro-Touring favorites were featured on that show we’ll be sure to give you regular season updates as the series progresses!

RU Faster Than a Redneck TV Show – Premier Party!
Come join is for the exclusive world premiere party the day before it airs on Speed!
Thursday Feb 21st at 7pm
JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery
2415 Park Ave, Tustin CA


The Gigantic 2013 Events List

The season kickoff is finally here! By the time we record our next show we’ll already have one event (The Run To The Coast) crossed off of the list. Be sure to look for an event near you this year, and even if you don’t drive in one, go check out the fun. You won’t regret it!

During the show we went thought event locations, times, and details. You can get year round updates in the Events section in the forums.

2/23/2013    Run To The Coast
3/2/2013    So Cal Challenge A.M.P.
3/8/2013    Goodguys Spring Nationals
3/15/2013    Goodguys Spring Lone Star Nationals
3/22/2013    Hotrod Reunion (SORC)
3/23/2013    Goodguys All American Get Together
4/5/2013    Goodguys Del Mar Nationals
4/20/2013    Detroit Speed & Engineering Southern Slam
4/27/2013    So Cal Challenge Camarillo
5/11/2013    Heidts Performance Car Challenge
5/17/2013    Goodguys Nashville Nationals
5/24/2013    Midwest Musclecar Challenge
5/28/2013    Chevy High Performance Nationals
6/1/2013    Goodguys Summer Get Togehter
6/1/2013    Hot Rod Power Tour
6/4/2013    Hot Rod Power Tour Autocross
6/7/2013    Goodguys Colorado Nationals
6/8/2013    So Cal Challenge A.M.P.
6/14/2013    Goodguys East Coast Nationals
6/21/2013    Optima Batteries Faceofff at Road America
6/28/2013    Car Craft Nationals
7/5/2013    Goodguys Heartland Nationals
7/12/2013    Goodguys Nationals
7/19/2013    Syracuse Nationals Autocross
8/31/2013    So Cal Challenge Camarillo
9/6/2013    LS Fest
9/20/2013    Goodguys Speedway Nationals
10/12/2013    So Cal Challenge Camarillo
10/25/2013    Goodguys Southeastern Nationals
11/9/2013    Goodguys Autumn Get-Together
11/9/2013    Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar Invitational
11/15/2013    Goodguys Southwest Nationals
11/22/2013    Goodguys Fall Del Mar Nationals
10/4/2013    Goodguys Lone Star Nationals


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 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!


Listen and Win $750 from COMP!

The Prize Segment sponsored by the COMP Performance Group is back, and it’s back BIG!  The next award winner will be selected on MARCH 1, 2013!

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!
  2. Answer the bonus question given out every other podcast show. E-mail your answer to bonus@pro-touring for an additional 20 points!


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