(03-15-2020) – Catching up on posting podcasts to our website, we bring you the job any red blooded car guy or gal would want. Getting PAID for driving classics, hot rods and more on highways of this great country!! Jerry Dixey is an automotive journalist, and is a creative guy! He works for Street Rodder Magazine and he gave Randy and “Hot Rod” Bob the scoop about how he landed the gig of running their Road Tours across the U.S, and how you can blame him for some of the car-centric shows now on your cable, and on demand apps on your compters, phones etc. THEN, Randy and Auto Club Speedways Dave Allen previewed the (now completed) Auto Club 400, Jimmy Johnson’s track farewell and more! LISTEN below and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE (it’s FREE)….so you can be alerted to when a new podcast uploads on radio.com, knx1070.com and most places you listen to podcasts….even on ALEXA!!
(02-20-2020) – One thing about attending those “Hollywood Shows” in the LA area, you never know who you will see that reminds you of growing up a fan of all things on wheels.
Back in the 70s, people driving tractor trailers were huge in movies and on TV. C.W. McCall’s song made us all want to participate in a “CONVOY” even if we were the ones in the “chartreuse micro-bus”; Jerry Reed was going “Eastbound and Down” with a shipment of Coors on the way to Florida while the late Burt Reynolds and Sally Field were near in a Trans-Am; Clint Eastwood hung out with his orangutan in “Every Which Way But Loose”, and the TV version of that, was “B.J. And the Bear” on NBC.
Greg Evigan was Billie Joe McKay with his chimp “Bear” driving the roads of america. But what was it like behind the scenes? Greg has some great car stories about his first car not wanting to slow down, and how Bear reacted during mishap with the rig…as it went downhill. Greg couldn’t have been a nicer guest. THEN, from the United Pacific booth at the Grand National Roadster show the guys caught up with Tom Stark from Colorado’s Pricision Designs and his son Blaine. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and share!! Click below to listen!!
(02-13-2020) – Cool to catch up with “Hollywood Hot Rods” designer and builder Troy Ladd, as we caught up with him at the Grand National Roadster show’s United Pacific booth, to talk about 30s hot rod builds, his girlfriend’s ‘63 Comet, and big news from the car builder hall of fame!!!
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(02-06-2020) – What would keep the NHRA’s record breaking John Force in the stands and not on the drag strip? When the third generation of Force’s get behind the wheel in junior drags! With the grown up circuit starting the 2020 campaign in Pomona for the Winternationals, Randy and Hot Rod Bob catch up with Force, and then Randy checks out the new 2021 Cadillac Escalade and discovers ‘Old Blue Eye’s’ golden mic….not the award, an actual mic…that is golden…(see above). Then in a first ever happening (jury is still out as to whether or not it’s a good thing) Randy sings a duet with a rep!! Judge for yourself!
(01-30-2020) – You know him from your TV and on radio, the original Wink Martindale, joined Randy and “Hot Rod” Bob at the Hollywood Show near LAX and spoke of Elvis (what vehicle he arrived in when his first record dropped on a Memphis radio station Wink worked at), His own first car, and what game show once gave one contestant…SIX BUICKS!! (And what country he sent one of them!)
Randy remembered Wink from his days at KMPC 710 in LA growing up in the 60s and 70s, LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE!! It was a fun show….
(01-23-2020) – Ever wonder….”what ever happened to that little kid Ernie from ‘My Three Sons’? The short answer is…he’s never left. Barry Livingston has been on your TV and on the movie screen pretty consistently since MTS ended, it’s just you likely haven’t recognized him, and that the way Barry likes it! Great to catch up with Barry at a recent Hollywood Show near LAX! Barry and his real brother Stanley (who played “Chip Douglas” on the show) were talking to fans and signing pictures (Stanley politely declined to join our podcast). Barry gave us some great stories about his foray into the world of classic cars, an Oldsmobile that exploded soon after he sold it. The story behind it was pretty funny actually. Then there’s the pick-up truck he was supposed to buy which explains how sometimes people behind the scenes of TV movie shoots are pretty clueless when it comes to putting their actors in cars that might be ….unsafe.
Check out Barry’s stories and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE! It’s free….and if you could like us and share the podcast that would be great!! If you listen on i-Tunes give us a rating of 5 stars…and a comment!! More great guests are ahead!!
(01-19-2020) – It was THE prize of the spring 2020 auction season. The “Bullitt” Mustang….a ‘68 fastback that the late actor Steve McQueen drove in the 1968 movie “Bullitt”. The car McQueen tried to buy back from it’s owner in the 70s….but that guy never got back to him. The car that had been paraded all over the classic car world….and Mecum had it! So…..how did Mecum get this car anyway?? Why not a host of other auction companies, from RM to Barrett-Jackson to (insert name here)? We talked with NBCSN/Mecum announcers John Kraman and Scott Hoke about that, the insane atmosphere of the sale itself, and more on our latest podcast! Plus the rest of the celebrity cars, the “Christine” ‘58 Plymouth, “Eleanor” Mustang, “Hemi Under Glass” ‘Cuda and the “Little Red Wagon” clone too at the show! “Hot Rod” Bob and I chat with the guys from Mecum! Click below to listen, and please follow our social media, like us and SUBSCRIBE (It’s free!)
(01-19-2020) – (Binge #2), you think you know who actors are, until you find out all you know is the role the actor is playing on TV. Meeting veteran actor Eric Roberts, (older brother of Julia, dad of Emma) and his actor/manager wife Eliza (Animal House….she played Brunela “we want to dance wit yo dates”) was a stunningly cool experience. Eliza shared some behind the scenes car stories from the legendary film, while Eric shared some of his suprisingly scary car stories (nearly died in a Jeep), shocking (you won’t believe what his favorite car is that he refuses to sell to this day), and what his answer is to the question about which car is “like a VW in a Tuxedo!’ Worth the price of admission as we caught up with both at “the HOLLYWOOD SHOW”.
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(01-19-2020) – Finally a chance you for you “Binge” on our “Talking About Cars” podcast, leading off with Scott Baio’s pal on “Charles in Charge” and the wild teen from “Eight is Enough” WILLIE AAMES. It’s been quite the story for Willie who lived the live of successful child actor, but struggled through the excesses that came with too much money at a young age in the 80s.
We talk about his first car (a Chevy LUV truck….remember those?) to his speedy cars that followed, and more! Listen to us (“Hot Rod” Bob) joins us from “the Hollywood Show”…..by clicking below!
(12-30-2019) – One of the great places to see, talk and even take pictures with your favorite celebrities, is the “Hollywood Show” put on by Dave and Ester Elkouby several times a year. We’ve been lucky enough to attend those shows and talked with many celebrities about their cool (and sometimes unknown) car stories.
Most recently Bob and I had the chance to talk with SCOTT BAIO of HAPPY DAYS and CHARLES IN CHARGE fame. Scott grew up in New York/New Jersey and the cars he grew with might surprise you. As much as he likes classic cars, a bad experience with one such car, has tempered his urge to buy a bunch of them for his garage. It’s a classic angel/devil, on my shoulders, debate.
BONUS : While Scott remembers his struggles with a certain car, it reminded me of a previous interview with TONY DOW of LEAVE IT TO BEAVER fame, as he remembers a decision surrounding a similar car! That’s part of this podcast too!
LISTEN to our talk with Scott, let us know what you think, and stay tuned for MORE celebs and their car stories from “the HOLLYWOOD SHOW”!! (FYI, The Next Hollywood Show is the last weekend of January 2020, go to the HollywoodShow.com website for more!