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Steve Magnante, also known as Steve Mags, was born in 1964, at the tail end of the Baby Boom era. Ever since his mother gave him his first Hot Wheels toy car at age 8, Steve has been infatuated with all things automotive. Steve has made his passion a career, first by writing for nationally circulated car magazines like Hot Rod, Car Craft, Muscle Car Review, Mopar Muscle, Chrysler Power and others as well as hosting automotive TV shows like Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold, Rides Reunited, Classic Ca ...
 
"The Sound of New York City" is a project born from the idea of its founder back in 2006 to encourage the rediscovery of the Disco Sound, including Soul - Funk - House, while at the same time make use of my extensive vinyl collection, much of which was gathered from underground sources, dating back to 1975. In December 2009 the initial project was transformed into a live, 24/7 web radio station: TSoNYC™ The Sound of New York City™. The station's programming is based on the history of New Yor ...
 
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This week will be a very short show as I am occupied with an event that I hoped would never come, but knew it someday would. My father, Dallas Kibbe, passed away from multiple issues that eventually the doctors could not overcome and he left this world to be with my God and my mom. I loved the time I spent with my dad and he left his mark on my lif…
 
Learn what’s under the Superbird and Charger Daytona fender scoops, where to find torque boxes, what lies beneath 1969 Dart 440 GTS hood emblems and more, more, more! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://ww…
 
Steve discusses Dodge Legend and Lore including what actor Tom Selleck had to do with Dodge Magnums and “Magnum P.I.”, how many Hemis went into four door bodies and how to verify a Max Wedge convertible. Convertible? Yes, Dodge built Max Wedge convertibles! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealer…
 
Today's guest is a lot of friends that we got to catch up with at the Second Annual Holley Moparty event in Bowling Green Kentucky. Justin "Corndog" Cornette, my cohost on the Kibbe and Friends show, and myself attended the event and captured the feeling of the gathering in some great interviews with old and new friends. The post TMCP #481: MOPARTY…
 
The show transitions from Plymouth Number Crunching and Press Commentary to Dodge Legend and Lore with another thirteen groovy factoids for you. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/13404…
 
Steve compares 1969 Hemi Road Runner and Pontiac Ram Air IV GTO pricing and production numbers and lots more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
It is October and time for the spooky boys and girls to get their costumes ready for some trick or treating fun! It is also time for another impactful and insightful Ask Rick segment with our friend Rick Schmidt. In this episode we broach the exciting topic of what exactly is Rick's favorite candy bar? Other topics include the upcoming SEMA show at…
 
Steve explores the successes of Plymouth’s “beeper” and other high Plymouth performance milestones. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve describes the 1976 Volare’s novel transvers torsion bar front suspension, what prompted the use of front disc brakes on 1967 Hemi cars, and more! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the s…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve corrects an error in Fact Number 648 regarding full size C-body rear axle types and explores ultra-rare Plymouth engines like the aluminum block Slant Six, A925 DOHC Doomsday Hemi, A279 Ball Stud Hemi and more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve tells why no Volares (or Aspens) ever got factory dual exhaust, why a Jeep Wrangler body was bolted to a Prowler, if a Road Runner station wagon was ever offered and a lot, lot more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www…
 
Larry Callahan is back for the fall quarterly Pro-Touring Update for 2021! Good News: Larry's '68 Camaro named MotiV8r is finally coming home. The iconic Camaro has been down and getting updated for quite awhile. Larry admits it has been down longer than he wanted it to be and is taking more parts than was planned. It is currently having an LSA E-R…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve reveals the origins of the most famous Barracuda funny cars, proves how fast a Hemi Superbird really wasn’t, the truth behind full size 426 Street Hemi production car program, which full size Plymouth Fury was offered with the 440 Six Barrel, and a bunch more. Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’…
 
Listen or watch on YouTube as Steve transitions the show out of the last Ford and Mercury Number Crunching and Press Commentary facts and into the Plymouth world with comparisons of Cougar and Mustang production numbers, how Dyno Don Nicholson heated a 428 Cobra Jet powered 1968 Cougar XR-7 GT’s tires for better e.t.’s and then groove on Plymouth f…
 
Today's guest is Buddy Cram. He might just actually be living the life I thought was too good to be true: he operates a business called General Lee Chargers, and their one and only mission in the world is to build General Lee's for Dukes of Hazzard loving fans! While that's cool, Buddy's background in NASCAR - and love of MOPAR - both combined to b…
 
Steve continues to explore FORD and MERCURY engine and driveline facts like what made the front brakes on the1965 427 SOHC cammer powered Mustangs and COMET CYCLONES so different. Why the 1979 CAPRI and ZEPHYR TURBO GT rear drum brakes wont attract a magnet and much more...Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and…
 
Hear what car magazine editors felt about the hottest Mercurys and what made the DeTomaso Mangusta too much of a good thing on this on this episode of The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show Podcast! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest musclecar and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTAIN CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Supp…
 
It is September and time for another "edge of your seat interview" with Rick Schmidt! This is the episode where we finally discuss the topic of whether electric cars will completely kill the classic car hobby. Short answer: they won't......and least not for a long time. The post TMCP #477: Ask Rick; Electric Won’t Kill Us (Yet)……The Bright Shining …
 
Learn why Mercury toyed with aluminum disc brake rotors and which American V8 was first to claim 400 horsepower on this episode of The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show Podcast! Now sponsored by High Octane Classics, the Northeast’s largest muscle car and supercar dealership!! HIGH OCTANE CLASSICS https://www.highoctaneclassics.com Support the show (https…
 
This week, we present an action packed episode featuring 6 big time interviews! We'll begin with a full update on the #KibbeLee roll bar upgrade by Garrett Daniels, now in process at RNDFabWorks in northern Kentucky. Following that we'll head to the Roadkill Nights event in Detroit. Detroit, Michigan hosts one of the most famous car cruises on the …
 
This Monday Night LIVE episode was intended to just be a no agenda shoot the breeze type of episode, but my friend Matt (Instagram: @side_rhode) hopped on the live stream to talk Mopars with me. I guess you could say it ended up becoming an impromptu Direct Connections episode, and that's awesome! This is the replay of that FB live stream! TalkingM…
 
FEATURE INTERVIEWS: Junkyard Digs Kevin Brown This week marks the return of a now even more famous previous guest! Last time I interviewed Kevin Brown, his YouTube channel “Junkyard Digs” was just starting to gain attention of the automotive community and he was making videos between college classes and military deployments. In fact, his time […] T…
 
It is August, time for football to resume, and time for another no holds barred Ask Rick interview with Rick Schmidt! This time (in addition to another fun nitpick through eBay car listings) we delved into the topic of "free shipping." Even further, the actual costs of shipping and receiving of large orders, small orders, freight orders, damage ret…
 
It's been awhile since I live streamed a solo episode of the podcast, so that's what this week's episode is. My voice has been shot this last couple of weeks, and I was tired from the last couple of weeks as well thanks to my day job, but we made it through the show. As per usual, I had another good time talking Mopars and catching up with you all!…
 
This week, marks the return of Steven Rupp! You may not remember hearing Steve on this show unless you go way back to one of our very first interviews in episode 37. Back then he was working for Camaro Performer magazine and loving it! He started at Motor Trend as the Technical Editor for Popular Hot Rodding before moving to the Camaro only publica…
 
This week, marks the official return of summer and the one interview you can count on, Rick Love of Vintage Air! Rick has been on the show going back to episode 144 and Vintage Air was key in providing the Chevelle with its crisp cool breeze. I look forward to seeing Rick at SEMA every year. 2020 was a full year for us all, but especially Rick. He …
 
This is the audio replay of the Facebook live stream of Direct Connections - LIVE #8 with the Motley Crew of Mopars hanging out and talking Mopars. (Note: This is the replay of the Facebook live stream from 06/11/2021 @ 8:00PM) TalkingMopars.com Social Media: @TalkingMoparsPodcastBy Chris Albrecht
 
Happy 4th of July and welcome to another great edition of "Ask Rick". Rick Schmidt is never one to shy away from the hard hitting questions and this month was no exception. After last months bombshell about pricing and how COVID-19 is affecting the costs of everything, there were a lot of listener questions about the parts themselves......and where…
 
This is the audio replay of the Facebook live stream of Direct Connections - LIVE #8 with the Motley Crew of Mopars hanging out and talking Mopars. (Note: This is the replay of the Facebook live stream from 06/11/2021 @ 8:00PM) TalkingMopars.com Social Media: @TalkingMoparsPodcastBy Chris Albrecht
 
Learn what made the 1966 and ’67 Comet Cyclone hood so exotic – and frustrating, how Mercury proposed to fend off the Mopar Wing Car invasion and how the 1969 Mustang Boss 429 hood scoop differs from the 1969 Cougar Eliminator, plus a bunch more! Support the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1340482)By Christopher Roberts
 
This is the audio replay of the Facebook live stream of Direct Connections - LIVE #8 with the Motley Crew of Mopars hanging out and talking Mopars. (Note: This is the replay of the Facebook live stream from 06/11/2021 @ 8:00PM) TalkingMopars.com Social Media: @TalkingMoparsPodcastBy Chris Albrecht
 
Larry Callahan is back for the second quarterly Pro-Touring Update for 2021! He has the latest information directly from the pages of Pro-Touring.com and he gave me an update on his tech laden, power stuffed, cutting edge, classic muscle, home projects! The big news is that the event list for 2022 is at full force; more events are back than ever! T…
 
This is the audio replay of the Facebook live stream of Direct Connections - LIVE #8 with the Motley Crew of Mopars hanging out and talking Mopars. (Note: This is the replay of the Facebook live stream from 06/11/2021 @ 8:00PM) TalkingMopars.com Social Media: @TalkingMoparsPodcastBy Chris Albrecht
 
This week, marks the return yet again of Mike Finnegan to give us an update on what has been happening around Finnegan's Garage, on Roadkill, and on his recently renewed show Faster with Finnegan. Of course his most famous work was on the Kibbe and Finnegan Podcast. Seriously though, Mike has been a good friend over the years and it's always a fun …
 
Rick Schmidt is back for our ever-popular "Ask Rick" segment and this weeks listener question is straight from the news headlines: the increase of prices on EVERYTHING. From global pandemics sequestering workers at home, to 2020's increased consumer buying, to stimulus packages, and then a final blow of a stuck ship in the middle of a canal blockin…
 
The Dodge Super Bee was introduced shortly after the success of Plymouth's legendary Road Runner in 1968. The Super Bee was Dodge's answer to Plymouth's Road Runner. In this episode, we go over the brief history of the Super Bee, and honor its place in the Hi-Performance Heritage of Mopar. TalkingMopars.com Social Media: @TalkingMoparsPodcast…
 
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