(06-28-2020) – Our new “Too Tired Guys Productions” channel is up and running on “YouTube” with a “20 in 20” marathon. 20 new and classic “Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon” and ‘“GAAS” with “Hot Rod” Bob Beck, Bruce Barker and Anna Octane” are currently on DAY 16, including some great past guests, like Wayne Carini, Chip Foose, Paul Michael Glaser and Antonio Fargas on the TAC side, and subjects like Nostalgia Drag racing, the Hurst Mopar connection and the history of the Pontiac GTO on the GAAS side. Plus new shows with Bogi and Faye from Motor Trend’s “All Girls Garage”, the guys from “Car Kings” Beau Boeckmann, “Mad Mike” Martin and Dave Shuten, and Charles Phoenix talking mid century cars….(I KNOWWWW).
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(06-28-2020) – Think of the name “Earnhardt” and you immediately go to NASCAR. One of the names associated with NASCAR royalty. Ralph Earnhardt started it. Then came his son Dale…(later known as Dale Senior) and his son Dale Jr followed, and several other Earnhardts are in the pipeline. But Kelley Earnhardt Miller’s turn behind the wheel impressed many. Sure, she didn’t race in NASCAR, but she enjoyed her time racing before moving on to now co-owning JR Motorsports with brother Dale Jr. and Rick Hendrick. Kelley wrote a new book and she talks about that along with how NASCAR is dealing with the confederate flag, the Wendell Scott situation and more! Listen below on radio.com and then in a few weeks watch the video on our new #TooTiredGuys Productions channel on youtube!
(06-20-2020) – the original “Robin” from the 60s TV show Batman returns in a TAC Classic from 2017. Here, Burt and I talked at a “Hollywood Show” autograph event, sitting in a clone of the show’s ‘66 Batmobile (pictured above). We talk about why he did his own stunts, being a super hero in tights, and how they were able to get all those big stars to open that window while they were “scaling” the side of a building. (Includes spoiler). Check it out! And Check out his dog food too!
(06-20-2020) – One of the shows I’ve binged on the Motor Trend App during the “stay at home” orders here in California, has been Steve Magnante’s “Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold”. Here, the numbers guy from the Barrett Jackson auctions and writer for “Hot Rod” magazine travels to junkyards everywhere to see what’s left of cool cars from the 40s thru the 80s, and reads VIN codes to see what the cars were when they came out of the factory, and are they worth restoring today. Steve also weaves a tale of what he’s been doing during the pandemic, his favorite cars, and those he grew up with.
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(06-20-2020) – A lot of sad and tragic things have happened in this pandemic, but one good thing? The world has suddenly learned how to use Zoom, and other social communication apps. People who work from home, people who just want to see a familiar face while under “stay at home” orders. While realizing doing “Talking About Cars” interviews the old fashioned way was out….in person, or over the phone, the Zoom-like option was the best of both worlds. When recorded, you have both audio, AND. Video! That led to where we are today. Joining my co-host “Hot Rod” Bob Beck, who has been the host of “Great American Auto Scene” or “GAAS” since 1990, we have formed “Too Tired Guys Productions.” We have created a “YouTube” Channel to host our new videos, as well as Classic Videos from, the “Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon” youtube channel which I have no control over, and Bob’s GAAS shows.
We are in a “20 in 20” marathon to start the channel up. 20 new and classic videos of Talking About Cars and GAAS in 20 days! So far, our TAC offerings include new shows with the stars of “Car Kings”, Beau Boeckmann, “Mad Mike” Martin, and Dave Shuten; “Cold War Motors” host and producer Scott Newstead; Author, Mid-Century Car and Lifestyle guy Charles Phoenix; “All Girls Garage” co-stars Bogi and Faye Hadley, as well as Classic Shows with Dave Kindig of “Bitchen Rides”, Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars and Dan & “Pay the Lady” Laura from Storage Wars!.
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(06-06-2020) – While all of us have had to deal with the ramifications of coronavirus (or Covid-19 shutdown), our friends who entertain us on automobile related TV shows have been affected as well. Why relate our boring stories when we can ask our favorite car celebrities? Enter Bogi & Faye Hadley of Motor Trend TV’s “All Girls Garage”! Bogi has been with the show since the beginning, while Faye is a relative newbie, in fact she explains how she feels she made it onto the show in part 1.
These are two mechanics who really like working together!
Meanwhile, we check out separate stories on Bogi’s Volvo build project (to follow the Chevy Truck-BMW Powered “Montage”), and Faye‘s obsession with…. chickens. No, not the “El Pollo Loco” kind. That, and Bogi’s obsession with….small cars, are in Part 2
And don’t forget…..Talking About Cars now has a new YOUTUBE PAGE!! Please SUBSCRIBE and watch some of our latest shows on the “TOO TIRED GUYS PRODUCTIONS” YouTube Channel!!
(05-24-2020) – It’s amazing what you remember after all these years. I remember going with my dad to the local Pontiac dealer on LaBrea Ave, down the street from our apartment for a look at the new 1959 Pontiacs, to see if it was “trade in time.” I remember the glistening rows of new 1959 Pontiacs there, thinking basically….how cool is this? Which one do I like better? (Makes me about 4 years old at the time). That just was one day. This week’s guest Charles Phoenix’s dad owned a used car lot in Ontario, California. He was at a car lot…ALL THE TIME!
That turned into a lifelong love affair with older cars for Charles. A trip to a second-hand store led to another lifelong love affair. Kodachrome slides. People taking pics of their vacations, have turned into a treasure trove of imagines all these years later. Oddball and creatively designed ice cream shops, coffee shops, even cylindrical doughnut places were uncovered and Charles made it pay, giving slide shows highlight the visuals, and his own hilarious takes on what the audience was seeing. He also has figured out how to buy 50’s and 60’s cars laden with fins looking original enough to like they just stepped out of the pages of LIFE magazine.
Charles gives us some fun car stories, the cars he had that caught fire (two of them); the one that decided to take a ride down a hill, while he watched from his living room; and the correct way of approaching a person about buying their collector car. Some of the stories stem from his You-Tube “Joyride” series.
Click below to listen, SUBSCRIBE and if you like what you hear, consider becoming a PATRON! We will mention you on future shows, you can get Talking About Cars “Swag” and watch videos only Patrons can watch. Go to Patreon.com and look for “Too Tired Guys Productions”.
(05-17-2020) – Heard those wild guys from “Pimp My Ride” were at it again! Beau Boeckmann and “Mad Mike’ Martin (Galpin Auto Sports or GAS) along with mechanic Dave Shuten have landed on Discovery TV for a new show called “Driv…”. Er, “Car Kings!” (Funny, I was once on an MTV show called “Driven”, which was the story of how musicians made it big from the viewpoint of friends, family members, and others they grew up with. My 9 seconds on the “Weird Al” edition were nearly my “Lame Claim to Fame”. But enough about me…..)
“Car Kings” is not another build show. It’s a build show where cars from history are brought back to life (not to be confused with Graveyard Cars, which brings back to life only Mopars….not that there’s anything wrong with that). Beau and the boys bring back a classic Ed Roth vehicle….
…..a Pantera that was once a mule for what eventually became the first Viper, a classic bathroom car that included 2 bathtubs and a porcelain throne as a drivers seat….
….and so much more! It’s fun to watch the guys do their thing….and certainly worth your time to start DVR’ing the show!
a reminder, if you like our shows….you will LOVE it when we start posting our Zoom interviews on youtube! PLUS while doing this show has been a labor of love for me over the last 4 1/2 years…..I have yet to make dollar one from those who run radio.com. So we have opened a Patreon.com account, where fans of our little award winning podcast that could can join us in helping defray the costs of the show! Right now we have 4 levels, $20 a month, $10 a month, $5 a month…and $2 a month. You can get your name (or nickname) listed on our credits, get access to videos that are only for Patrons, and some of you can get autographed postcards of “Hot Rod” Bob Beck and me, Randy Kerdoon and other Talking About Cars, GAAS and Too Tired Guys Production swag!! Go to Patreon.com and search for Too Tired Guys!
(05-09-2020) – I’ve always thought of Butch Patrick’s story of how his late co-star Fred Gwynne (Car 54 Where Are You), who played “Herman Munster”, decided to take a detour while driving the famed “Munster Koach” with all of his co-stars in costume, onto city streets as an all time fun story. Or, maybe it was the way Patrick explained it….complete with imitations of his co-stars Yvonne DeCarlo, as “Lily Munster” and Al Lewis, who played “Grandpa Munster”. It’s funny, it’s unexpected, and it’s included in this week’s TAC 195!
We snared Butch at the last ”Hollywood Show” autograph event at Burbank earlier this year, when “Souplantation” still existed and face masks were things we thought only doctors, nurses and firefighters needed to do their jobs. Seems so long ago.
Here’s hoping you all are doing your best in these trying times. I’m working sports stories and pandemic storieS while also recording TAC from my home studio (which wasn’t a studio at all until we all began to figure out ways to make it all happen). Here’s to all of us getting back to some sort of normalcy soon. In the meantime, Bob and I will continue to do “Zoom-like” meetings for my podcasts…and will put the videos up on youtube soon after the audio versions show up on Radio.com, KNX1070.com and here on TalkingAboutCars.net!
We have also linked up with “Patreon!” This way, if you like our shows, you can support us through monthly donations of $5, $10 and $20. We will put your name in the credits of both our audio only and video shows, You will get access to special “pre-show” videos and Talking About Cars “Swag!” We will use that money to improve our shows (which include Bob’s “GAAS” (Great American Auto Scene) and a future “Too Tired Guys” project ! Thanks for all your support over the years! To become a “Patreon”. Go to Patreon.com!
(05-09-2020) – As a podcaster it’s one think about crankIng out a new show every week, or month, or in the case of our pal Mark Greene at Cars Yeah….5 days a week, but it’s another to know if anyone is listening. Thanks to our podcast home of Radio.com, and Omny….we have a tool that tells us. Not only how many actually listen, but how long, and WHERE they are listening from? I find that fascinating! To think someone in the next city or county is listening, is kinda cool. To think someone around the world is listen…that’s kinda mind blowing! So I thought I’d share just WHERE our podcast fans are!
TOP 10 CITIES.
Las Vegas, NV
Long Beach, CA
New York, NY
TOP 5 COUNTRIES
What? Your city or country didn’t make the grade? Then start listening to our podcasts by checking out ones you may have missed right her on this website! Who knows, maybe next week, YOUR CITY will make the top 10!!!