Everybody has a Car Story!

Everybody has a Car Story!!

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Mine began as I remember lying down in between my parents in their 1951 Chevy convertible on a drive down the Sepulveda grade of the 405 freeway.   Considering I’m 6-3 now, I figure I had to be a lot shorter and younger at the time, say 1 or 2.  and yes, there were no seat belts.   Ah, the good old days.

Years later, I remember my parents getting ready to replace our 1956 Pontiac Star Chief 2 door hardtop, with a “not even out yet” 1964 Dodge Polara 4-door “family sedan”.   (we drove around a ’63 loaner until the ’64s were out.   I remember at the time wondering why the headlights were so all over the place.)   I begged my parents to keep the Poncho so I could have a car when I was old enough to drive.

“common Dad…I’ll do anything!!!!”     Sadly, their response was always the same.

“Uh, Randy, you are 9 years old.   We are not keeping that car in front of the house for 7 years!!”

So they sold it to a mechanic at our local garage.    2 weeks later, I was told he it plowed into a telephone pole.    He was okay.   The car, not so much.

Eventually, that Dodge was my first car.    and noting my sense of humor, I decided one day to dress it up for our high school car show.   I put it in the “Funny Car” category.    I discovered, high school car teens have no sense of humor.   Didn’t even win an honorable mention ribbon.

Now, for some really fun car stories check out “Guest” List….for the celebrities and car “personalities” we’ve talked to!   or Click “Listen” on the menu, and ….have fun….Talking About Cars!

 

 

Welcome to our new “Talking About Cars with Randy Kerdoon” website!

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It’s been a long time in the making, but “Talking About Cars” finally has a website to call it’s own!

We are a PODCAST that you can hear by clicking the “LISTEN” link above, we are also on I-Tunes) and we have mini-segments (2 minutes) that air weekends on KNX 1070 Newsradio in Los Angeles!

We all have car stories to tell from celebrities and car “personalities” like NHRA drivers John Force, and Antron Brown: celebrities like Jay Leno, John Schneider, Nathan Kress, James Maslow, Robert Patrick, and the late George Barris, and car “personalities” like Dennis Gage, Wayne Carini, Barry Meguiar and Jessi Combs!   They ALL love cars and have GREAT car stories!

We have some great interviews coming up in 2016!    Such as…..

** Rick and Kelly from TV’s “American Restoration”.  

** Ray Evernham and Christy Lee from Discovery/Velocity’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson auctions;

** Henrik Fisker & Beau Boeckmann (the duo behind the Mustang “Rocket”)

** drag race school guru Frank Hawley

** NHRA legend Shirley Muldowney,

** future legend Erica Enders-Stevens

** Rodney Allen Rippy from Jack in the Box fame, who is a big Corvette guy!

You can contact me at TalkingAboutCars@gmail.com

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