(August 1, 2017) – When you think of iconic cars in the world of TV and Movies, you have to think of the “original” 1966 Batmobile! The car that was prominently featured in the 60s ABC TV version of Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward! It’s campy view of crimefighting was a hit for three seasons. During a “Hollywood Show” in Los Angeles, we caught up with Burt Ward, who gave us an entertaining interview talking about how he got the roll as Robin, the Boy Wonder….the movie he nearly was the star of….(that you know of well)….trouble with wearing tights….his co-star, the late Adam West….and….what he’s doing now with his wife ….for the love of dogs. Big Dogs.
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Earlier this year our friends at “The Hollywood Show” announced they had TV’s Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward, in their final appearance together!! It promised meet and greets, autographs and picture taking sessions with the 60’s “Dynamic Duo” at their popular autograph show near the LA Airport. Fans who took advantage had to be thrilled. Sadly as it turned out, their promise of “final appearance” turned out to be more prophetic than anyone really wanted. Weeks later, West, who also played “Mayor West” in Family Guy….passed away at the age of 88. While West declined to be interviewed at the show, Ward agreed and we had a great time sitting in the above “Batmobile” clone and shooting the breeze about his first nerve wracking day on the job, his memories about West (in the present tense, remember West was alive at that time), the movie role he would have had if the Batman producers would have allowed him…..(think….Dustin Hoffman ended up with the role), why he is now in the Dog Food business….and….his pal….the late Kato….Bruce Lee! LISTEN to our interview with Burt on iTunes…and at Soundcloud…. (our video uploads later….stay tuned for the posting)
(06-15-2017) – HEY EVERYONE!! Miss us?? Back for another fun “Talking About Cars” with the common factor….the all new FORD GT!! The car that won the 24 hours of LeMans in 2016! Joey Hand of Chip Ganassi Racing was one of three drivers who piloted the winning car through it’s paces last year, (with Sebastian Bourdais and Dirk Muller), we talk about the race, the crowds, the body surfing (wait, what?) and doing 200 mph at 3 a.m…..legally. Also joining us, from the Flavor of LA Facebook Live feed, Car Crazy’s Barry Meguiar, who showed up at the event with a black 2005 Ford GT 40….(his own car) and what’s up with him and the color black anyway? I compare him with a singer he says….no one has ever talked with him about before, ALSO….what Dodger Stadium has to do with the early start of the car collecting hobby as we know it, the religious implications of his 1901 Duryea, and what countries outside the US does he feel have the best car hobbyists? LISTEN to TAC 92 by “clicking the link above!! It is EXCLUSIVELY ON I-Tunes and Soundcloud (if you find it on any other sites, it’s likely been pirated and our lawyers will be billing them for that soon!) Enjoy!!
Talking About Cars goes LIVE on Facebook Sunday May 21st from the CBS Studios Radford lot in Studio City, California!!! Check out our host, Randy Kerdoon as he holds court at the inaugural “Flavor of LA” food event and car show! Cars are all courtesy of the TMPCC, the Television Motion Picture Car Club, with plenty of movie and TV cars in attendance. Also expected to attend, “Car Crazy Central”‘s Barry Meguiar bringing a Ford GT ….and many stunt drivers, and providers of classic cars….plus Oliver Keller who plans to stage a re-enactment of the Smokey and the Bandit bridge jump from the movie at next months “Bandit Run” in Georgia!!
WATCH US stream LIVE from 4p-8p ET (1p-5p PT) on the Talking About Cars, Restore a Muscle Car, TMPCC and KNX 1070 Newsradio facebook pages!!
ALSO, a brand new Talking About Cars will upload next week!!
An all new “Storage Wars” debuts on April 12th on A&E, so we get to get the inside scoop with auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson!! The fun couple joined us at Crevier Classic Cars in Irvine, California where Randy interviewed them in a classic 1962 Chrysler Imperial!! We also were able to get the background on Laura’s experience in a punk rock band, and why it took Dan THREE YEARS to ask Laura out after they met!! Don’t forget….SUBSCRIBE ON YOU TUBE, iTunes, Facebook and Soundcloud to our video and audio podcasts….AND FOLLOW US on Twitter and Instagram!! Also…we’d love to hear what you think about our podcasts!! Write us a review….and rate us (on iTunes!)
Check out our brand new Talking About Cars interview with Dave Kindig of Velocity TV’s “Bitchin’ Rides”!! We caught up with Dave inside a ’55 Nomad wagon Dave and his crew spent a LOT of time on (Dave never says how much it cost the actual owner to make this car….but it’s wasn’t as much as the “Copper Candy”….and the GM “Carousel of Progress” truck!) Click below and get Dave’s stories of the first car that put him on the customizing map in his home state of Utah….his tips of beard and goatee care….and can he do better at our TAC trivia than Wayne Carini!
Last time we were lucky to get Wayne Carini on Talking About Cars, not only was he a great interview, but TAC 44 actually was honored with two ISVP awards from the International Automobile Media Competition …..but we were also nominated for a best audio podcast award by the Motor Press Guild in California!! Now with our new video format, and Wayne being at the inaugural “Classic Auto Show” in Los Angeles in January, we had to have him back! Check out our video podcast with Wayne as we sit INSIDE his “built from scratch” 2 seat roadster!! You can WATCH our video by clicking below OR you can always LISTEN to it on iTunes Podcasts!!
Check out our brand new TAC 87 with Mecum Auctions CEO Dave Magers! Dave went from the insurance industry, to the “used car business”! At least, that’s what he told his wife. Join us as Dave talks about his first car…and the car we are sitting in…an amazing Porsche 918 hybrid!! On a personal note, I look forward to the day we have a budget where we can actually take one of these cars on the road!! Or maybe….they don’t trust me with the keys….hmmmm! WATCH US on YouTube and Facebook, LISTEN TO US on iTunes and Soundcloud, Please SHARE, RETWEET, COMMENT, and if you go on iTunes, give us a review!!!
(02-03-2017) If you’ve ever seen the original Starsky and Hutch TV show or even the 2004 Starsky and Hutch movie, you saw the REAL star of the show in action….that mid 70s Ford Torino! It was loved by S & H fans everywhere. As for the actors….it was not exactly love. Check out our TAC 86 below…..or LISTEN on iTunes, click above or Soundcloud! (BONUS : the real story behind Shaquille O’Neal’s movie “Kazaam” and how it connects with one of the stars from the S&H TV show!)
To pay tribute this year’s Barrett-Jackson auctions in Scottsdale, we offer a “Throwback Thursday” interview with Richard Rawlings of “Fast and Loud” and “Gas Monkey Garage” fame, INSIDE the “Smokey and the Bandit” promo car that sold for $500,000 in 2016! Richard shared with us what his first car was before he managed to buy his second car….a Firebird Trans-Am. It’s a car that not only does he regret selling….but would buy it back if anyone out there knows where it is!
Click below to watch our interview with Richard! Also on our audio only TAC 85…bonus TBT interviews with Bo Duke himself, John Schneider, Golf’s Bubba Watson, Velocity’s Rick DeBruhl and Mr. Barrett-Jackson himself, Craig Jackson. Click above to listen on iTunes or Soundcloud!
a brand new TAC 86 comes up on February 6th!!!! Tell your friends and share and retweet us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!!