TMCP #380: Mike Gehri, Racing Cars as a Hobby To Develop Racing Games As a Profession, NPD’s Ask Rick: His Approach to Marketing, Goals, and Restoration Projects

Happy 2019! This episode marks the very first of another new year, so this month we’ll talk about goals for the year as well as to take an inspiring look at people enjoying the hobby or business of the world of muscle cars in new and unique ways. This particular installment featured Mike Gehri who is enjoying both the business and hobby side of our world, but not in a way we’ve seen before. Mike is the graphic artist and game developer behind the software company Beer Money Games, the business behind the wildly successful game Demolition Derby 2.!

TMCP 377: SEMA 2018 Show #3 – Dave Kass; Revalvable ON THE CAR Shocks from QA1 , Duston Nixon & Damron Atkins; Realistic Stadium Trucks and RC Machines from TRAXXAS – Ask Rick; The Hidden Gems (or Dumpster Fires) of Farm Auction Cars!

This weeks installment is the second of multiple LIVE from the show floor episodes from SEMA 2018. This time I check in with old friends and find out the latest in innovation and design. In this third installment I spoke with Dave Kass from QA1, as well as with Duston Nixon and Damron Atkins at the Traxxas display.

TMCP #372: Feature with Colin Date, National Parts Depot’s all new Director of Marketing!

n this episode of the show our guest is Mr. Colin Date, the all new Director of Marketing for National Parts Depot! Colin has been around restoration parts industry and automotive media business for 20 years and is no stranger to the ups, downs, people, and passions that make it all go round. He and NPD’s Rick Schmidt new each other, had interacted quite a bit, and had a mutual respect for years. He is an all around car guy, not tied to any one specific brand (i.e. all muscle cars are good muscle cars, and loves the whole classic car culture!

TMCP #367: Brotherly Love at it’s Best – A Pontiac Firebird Restored in Memoriam; The Pro-Touring Update Featuring Larry Callahan’s 21st Century 6-banger ’55 Chevy

Today’s show is perhaps one of the most important we’ve ever done at TMCP, and frankly speaking – it’s the real reason this show started in the first place. Our guest is Brandon Bailey, a man I’ve never met in person but one that I was convinced my my great friend Kirk Hansen that I needed to know. Brandon had just purchased Kirk’s Firebird in order to restore it as the feature car for a very-soon upcoming fundraiser to raise money in memoriam for the family of his best friend Daniel. This is the story of that journey.

Branden Bailey had a best friend, Daniel Reed and they met at a sandlot baseball game before they were teenagers. These two became best friends as close as brothers and did everything together. They grew up riding bikes, playing football, and watching Smokey and the Bandit enough to wear out the tape. When Daniel was offered a 1980 Firebird his dreams of a car like in the movie came true. The boys spent many hours changing motors and fixing on the Firebird and driving around having a great time. Daniel was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle to work and passed away. Local friends and relatives put together a memorial run to raise money for his 8 year old son and wife that he left behind. Branden said around 70 cars showed up for the drive and everyone had a great time.

TMCP #362: Rick Love, Vintage Air; Keeping it Cool with the Latest in A/C Technology in your Classic Car – NPD’s Ask Rick, The Business of Apprenticeship, Taxes, and Vintage Radios!

Our guest this week is once again Rick Love, the executive vice president of Vintage Air, the premier supplier of  automotive state of the art add on A/C systems. Rick recently completed the Hot Rod Power Tour and the MSRA Back to the Fifties Tour. The 32 Ford was equipped with Vintage Air’s Universal Gen II systems and rarely was set over medium and handled the Texas heat great.

TMCP #353: Nathan Warren of Warren Customs – Taking my General Lee Clone to “Screen Correct” Configuration; “Ask Rick’s” Trip to Amelia Island!

This weeks interview is with a Nathan Warren of Warren Customs in Hamilton, Alabama. As you may have heard, I recently purchased a 1969 General Lee clone! Nathan heard about this and reached out to offer his services on the car, specifically with the minor body and interior modifications I wanted to make in regards to making the General appear as it did in Season 3 of the Dukes of Hazzard TV Show. Basically, like me, Nathan’s a total Dukes of Hazzard geek!

Don’t forget, as heard in Episode 351 – and inspired by Garrett Daniel’s $10,000 success story – I’ve decided to reopen Sponsorship Fastlane once again. It’s available now until until April 17, 2018. Visit www.sponsorshipfastlane.com to sign up.