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The V8 Radio Podcast hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke cover the classic and muscle car car scene from a regular car guy perspective. Topics include Muscle Car car events, goings on in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, V8TV, Muscle Car Of The Week, and the state of their own classic car projects. Throw in a couple trivia questions and lots of unplanned banter, and you have a fun and laid-back show that makes a perfect companion to your own garage adventures.
 
The Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast covers all things Land Speed Racing on every level, from vintage small displacement motorcycles to cutting edge streamliners and everything in between. Guests include racers, engine builders, car builders, SCTA officials, and others who make the Bonneville Land Speed Racing scene so compelling - for more than 80 years! Bonneville Up To Speed is produced with the blessing of the Southern California Timing Association, and is available on all major podcast pl ...
 
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Gale Banks is no stranger to speeding across the dust of El Mirage and the Bonneville Salt Flats. He's been pushing the limits on land speed cars since the late 1950s, campaigning at least 13 land speed cars and trucks and racking up dozens of records in the process. In this special episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Banks shares time a…
 
So what does a race-inspired, twin turbo, fully-caged 1969 Buick Electra have to do with the Tuskegee Airmen? And did you say a twin turbo Electra? Find out all about it with special guest Michael Joseph, Chapter Historian at Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and his "Faithful Persuit" tribute car to the legendary WWII flyers. Of course, Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke …
 
Wayne and Dan Jesel not only run one of the most successful and innovative valve train and engine parts businesses, but they also put their parts to the test on the salt at Bonneville. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Kevin Oeste chats with Wayne Jesel about running the new Jesel-designed Equal 8 engine in their Ram pickup at …
 
Kevin Oeste takes his 1970 Buick Riviera on the first road trip in 6 years, and lives to tell about it! Later, he shares his experiences with Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke about presenting at a local middle school career day and the interest of students in the automotive industry. His findings might surprise you! Of course, there's some stimulating Automoti…
 
Scott Clark has been tuning electronic fuel injection vehicles since the tools were first made available to enthusiasts. Today, he applies his experience, understanding, and tuning knowledge to some of the fastest cars in the world. He's currently working with Team Vesco and the Turbinator, the turbine powered streamliner, one of several streamline…
 
Many of us spent lots of time cruising up and down a local stretch of road, hanging out with friends, showing off our cars, and trying to be cool. Today, many of these cruising events have been legislated away or have fallen to the wayside of digital entertainment. Jason LiCavoli is out to change all that, bringing back cruising for all kinds of ca…
 
Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the upcoming V8 Speed and Resto Shop Drive In Cruise event and the possible film to be shown. And then they switch over to Kevin's early days of racing, and writing about motorsports. And we mean early days! You'll find all this, plus Automotive Trivia and a whole lot more on this episode of the V8 Ra…
 
Performance automotive enthusiasts are always concerned about new legislation designed to restrict the freedoms of car owners, and in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke take a look at a recent New York law affecting exhaust modifications. Thanks to SEMA for the info. They also chat about the 2025 "Zora" Corve…
 
Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke space out on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, as they preview the next NASA Moon launch - while Kevin schemes up a way to paint some Astronaut Corvettes for the occasion! There are some great listener shout-outs, including our friends at the Playing In Traffic Podcast, a bit on a NASA 1963 Pontiac tow car, …
 
Land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is a unique sport with its own set of challenges. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Kevin Oeste chats with Steve Watt of Maxwell Industries about what it’s like to build and campaign record holding race cars. Watt and Maxwell Industries are the fabrication and engineering team behi…
 
It's no secret that it's the people that make it all happen, and on this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke express their gratitude for the talented team at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Without the dedicated individuals sharing their passion and talents, these high-quality cars and experiences they bring w…
 
Car enthusiasts are some of the most generous and helpful people you'll ever meet, as it's not just the cars, but the people that make this such a great hobby. On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive into this topic as suggested by friend and Official V8 Radio Statistician "Yardley". And they are also exci…
 
Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about a video shoot from the 2022 Firebird Fest pre-run. Later, the upside of classic cars with drum brakes, because disc brakes are better, but in all cases? This is the first V8 Radio Podcast featuring the new "Cruising Tune" of the show, where we share a classic song, or a new favorite, that lends itself…
 
Technology is making it easier to stay in touch, and even to attend events in far away lands. Mike "Q Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about live streaming the Ferrari Meet Up at the Petersen Automotive Museum, as well as what it takes to photograph all the cars in process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. The Trivia is flat-out awesome, and Kevin t…
 
Don't you love it when all the pieces come together and the car runs awesome and feels great? Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about this with regards to the recently completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird with the 5.0 Coyote V8, 6-speed automatic, and custom performance chassis built at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. And Kevin's 1970 Buick Riviera…
 
Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke chat about a sweet 1977 Pontiac Trans Am coming together in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and some of the steps the paint team take to make these cars stand tall. They also preview the 2022 Firebird Fest! Later, Kevin shares some tips on extracting a bolt he broke on his 1970 Buick, and of course, there's automot…
 
The January auctions broke all kinds of records this year, with Mecum and Barrett-Jackson grossing over $420 Million in just two events! Couple this with the amazing amount of super high-end hot rods and customs at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA, and it's easy to see that enthusiasm for classic cars is at an all-time high! Mike "Q-B…
 
Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive into achieving a state of "Flow" while wrenching, or doing anything, really, on the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Kevin was wrenching on his 1970 Buick when time whizzed by, listening to inspirational interviews, having the right tools, and the work going smoothly all contributed to the zen-like s…
 
The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show is a hot topic on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and our hosts Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste review the racing trade show and scheme up a plan for next year. Next up is a chat about a Pro-Touring 1969 Chevrolet Camaro coming together at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, complete with a 775 HP LT5 engine ho…
 
Mike "Q Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you the latest episode of the V8 Radio Podcast right from the 2021 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show floor! They are overwhelmed with all the amazing muscle cars on display at MCACN, and also to see so many great friends over the weekend. They were also shooting video coverage for the Muscle Car of Th…
 
The V8 Radio Podcast are coming to you directly from the 2021 SEMA Show floor in Las Vegas! Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste bring you a mid-SEMA week update, including thoughts on the show, new products, the electrified Project X, and much more. Even a cameo from our buddy Chip! But even on-location, they still toss out some cool Automotive Trivia ques…
 
The V8 Radio team was in full-force at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and this is just one of several episodes covering the event. You'll find a general overview of the show, and also an interview with Mike Copeland of Arrington Performance about their supercharged LS-powered 1948 Chevy pickup that they reconfigured to run on Hydrogen! It got ton…
 
Mike "Q" Ball Clarke and Kevin Oeste gear up for the 2021 SEMA Show and make some plans to record a V8 Radio Podcast from the show floor right in the middle of SEMA Week. Kevin realizes this is his 25th SEMA Show, and reflects on how there is still so much to learn, see, and do for car enthusiasts. There are a couple cool trivia questions, a few la…
 
If you have been a loyal listener to the V8 Radio Podcast, you know that our Esteemed Co-Host Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke only recently got his 1967 Pontiac GTO back together after a 7-year hiatus. Well, guess what... he's thinking about blowing it apart again! And, some great new Automotive Trivia questions are shared, and Kevin tells Mike he sucks and h…
 
We all need to stick together! Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share their frustrations about feuding within the hobby. It's no secret that there are those who are working to make the automotive enthusiast hobby and industry go away, so we all need to stick together, not attack each other. They also chat a bit more about the 2021 SEMA Show, answering t…
 
Closing out the summer car events and racing into the fall! Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke have been wringing out the summer car event season as much as possible, and on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, they chat about the Off Road Expo, the 40th Annual O'Rielly Auto Parts Fall 4 Wheel Jamboree, the GTOAA car show in Pontiac, IL, and preview the …
 
We're all in this slow boat (from China) together… It's no secret that the whole world has been affected by the pandemic, and it has certainly crept into the world of restoration and custom car building. In this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke dive deep into the root of the delays, and how it has domino-effecte…
 
We recap our trip to the 2021 Bonneville Speed Week on the salt flats outside of Wendover, Utah. The SCTA put on another great event, the salt condition was great for racing, and we're already planning the return trip in 2022. Who knows, maybe even with a race car? Land Speed Racing is surely addictive. Hear all the stories from the trip, along wit…
 
Summertime is here, and the V8 Radio Podcast team of Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q Ball" Clarke are taking advantage of car shows and events everywhere possible. Mike is wheeling his GTO to local cruise nights, and Kevin just got back from the 4 Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Bloomsburg, PA, and the Street Machine Summer Nationals in St. Paul, MN. Events li…
 
On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Mike's first drives of his 1967 Pontiac GTO after a lengthy engine rebuild! A little electrical glitch had Mike scratching his head, but he soldiered on and figured it out. Other topics include some listener shout-outs, especially to our friends in Australia. Of course,…
 
Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke's 1967 GTO is finally mobile, and man, the Q is excited! Hear the story of the final steps of preparation for the first drive on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. There is also Automotive Trivia, and a bunch of good muscle car tech tips all buried in this episode!By V8TV Productions, Inc.
 
It's been a long time coming, but the freshly built 461 cube Pontiac V8 in Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke's 1967 GTO is alive and running strong! Mike and Kevin share the story of the '67s first start up in 7 years on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast. They also chat about the 37th annual Continental Tire Street Machine Nationals event in DuQuoin, IL, and…
 
We've got big news from V8 Radio's Mike Q-Ball Clarke, as the freshly-rebuilt 461 cubic inch Pontiac V8 has finally landed in the nose of his 1967 GTO! On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike and Kevin share the story of how the install went down, along with some tips to make engine installs... and other car projects, go smoothly. This instal…
 
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste pay homage to Bobby Unser on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, and touch on other topics like Mike's new ride! Plus, is there a possibility of his GTO appearing on the Hot Rod Power Tour? They chat about springtime cruising in an old convertible, some other GTO projects in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, and a lot more.…
 
Mike Q-Ball Clarke's daily driver was smashed in a wreck! Q's OK, but now he's looking to move into a truck. Possibly to pull a camper! Kevin and Mike discuss Kevin's weekend camping trip and his quality time with some Rod and Custom Magazines from 1958, including an interesting look at a car club from the day. The automotive trivia question is a d…
 
Holy moly, the V8 Radio Podcast has reached 100 Episodes! On this special show, Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke are joined by Kelle Oeste of the V8 Speed and Resto Shop and chat about some of the high points of the first 100 podcasts. Of course, there's automotive trivia and a whole bunch of other nonsense, so be sure you're ready for it. Than…
 
If you want to cause controversy, just start talking about synthetic oil! On this special episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste are joined by Rick Lee from PTH Racing Oil to learn about synthetic lubricants and their line of high performance racing oils. Later in the episode, Rick shares some upcoming information about a new …
 
Kevin Oeste and Mike "Q-Ball" Clarke about Kevin and Kelle's recent trip to LA and the awesome cars they saw in the Boskovich collection and the very cool visit to ARP fasteners. Kevin's latest artwork is also a topic with Mike, being a rendering of Mike's '67 GTO! The Automotive Trivia is always fun, as is the "overselling adjective" that kicks of…
 
This is a creative episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, as Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about Corvette design and Chip Foose's "Chip Foose Draws A Car" video series, and Kevin's recent attempts to reconnect with his own artsy side. They also read some great top 5 cool car experiences submitted by V8 Radio listener friends! And it wouldn't be an epi…
 
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about the Supercharged Shelby Super Snake returning to the auction block, touch on the 2021 Mustang Mach 1, and the idea of a Chinese Porsche. But the meat of this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast focuses on our hosts articulating 5 things that still get them excited about the car hobby and industry. The automotive t…
 
Mike and Kevin cover some new automotive news headlines like the Edelbrock move, the new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the sale of Detroit Speed, the Apple car, and more! They also go into some of the projects in-process at the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, like the 1972 Corvette LS3 swap. Of course, there is automotive trivia, and some other garage talk in…
 
On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin and Mike share their thoughts on the recent announcement from GM saying they are not going to produce tailpipe emissions vehicles after 2035. This obviously is a hot topic, and our hosts have a few thoughts on the matter. They also tangent into what it’s like to drive a classic car every day. Of course…
 
The topics are all over the place on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast! Kevin and Mike respond to some listener mail, covering topics like oil additives and buying versus building your dream car. There are some shop updates from V8 Speed and Resto, some personal stories, the mandatory automotive trivia, and much more in this randomized episode o…
 
Our friend Chip Foose is on record saying that "nobody needs these cars", inferring that a custom car is not essential to life like food or water. However, on this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke discuss the realities of how important cool cars are to passionate enthusiasts and how they are often ingrained in us from ch…
 
Mike "Q Ball" Clarke and Kevin Oeste cautiously look forward to 2021 with regards to automotive events and shows. They also look back at how different things were in 2020 with hopes that things change in '21. They also chat about a cool model kit from Kevin's past, and the possibility of obtaining one of the vintage kits and even building a full si…
 
The V8 Radio team took a break for a bit, but we're happy to report things are returning to normal and the show continues. Host Kevin Oeste caught a bug, thankfully not COVID, but he was down for the count. But today, Kevin and Mike "Q-Ball' Clarke are back at it, with updates from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop, a big update on Mike's 1967 GTO engine…
 
Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste share a preview of the upcoming SEMA 360 online marketplace, a recap of the Off Road Expo and Sand Sports Super Show event coverage, and a cool 1967 Mustang photo shoot for Hemmings Classic Car Magazine! Of course, there's Automotive Trivia and much more is all on tap in this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast!…
 
This V8 Radio Podcast is full of cool updates on cars being restored and modified in the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. Hosts Kevin Oeste and Mike Clarke chat about restoration techniques like electrolysis for removing rust, hunting down cooling issues on a twin turbo 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, and much more. Plus, there's automotive trivia and the usual non…
 
This episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste chat about how cool it is to drive the freshly-completed 1957 Ford Thunderbird that was updated with a new chassis and a modern Ford Coyote V8 engine and 6-speed automatic by the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. In other cool shop news, the V8 Restored 1939 LaSalle Ambulance won first in its…
 
On this episode of the V8 Radio Podcast, Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste catch up on some updates on Kevin's 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible from the V8 Speed and Resto Shop. You may recall how the car broke the transmission on the way to the 2019 Drive In Cruise event, but it's back on the road today. (Kevin is kind-of like the plumber with the l…
 
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