Car Grumps #28 10/5/21- We'll have on Joel Chapell to discuss the car show season, was it a success! We started recovering from a pandemic and suddenly the rainy season came rolling in. As we fought it tooth and nail we saw an upsurge in illness again! Still we fought to have a great season with interesting attendance numbers and an influx of crazy events. We'll also need to figure out what next year will bring!
Also we'll discuss the divide between the classes in the car scene. Should all the car shows be all cars or is it just natural for car shows to be split into muscle, tuner, and exotic? It's a conversation we've been dying to have and it will probably shock you what we think!
You can also follow New England Auto Show on their Twitter account HERE
Car Grumps #27 9/21/21- What is it like to start your own automotive business? At first it may seem difficult to say, create a new cleaning product or realize that everyone is going to base their results on your performance, but it's not as hard as you may think and today we're going to talk to some people that did just that!
We'll also get an update on the Boston Cup, Coming Up on Sept. 26th, where they take over Boston with some of the rarest and most notable vehicles in the world that compete for the top spot and he'll let us know what it takes to go visit it.
Lambo Lethal will come on as a guest and discuss his new line of cleaning products and what it's like to go from zero to full speed even during a pandemic!
Then we'll talk to Justin from Final Inspection Detailing that run top notch business out of his house! With a back log of a month he's highly in demand from the most notable vehicles in the area, with only advertising being word of mouth, and we'll ask him what things do you have to do to make a better business that people talk about! He holds a 4.9 on Google Ratings and his only webpage is a facebook page.
Car Grumps #26 9/7/21 - Today on the Car Grumps we talk about the purest drive in the world. Imagine taking an original Model A Ford and driving across the country. What problems would you have? Where would you go? What would it be like? Could it even make it! These were all questions on the minds of many an owner when these cars were new.
Thankfully we have our friend Ryan to answer them. He did just that, by taking his Model A on an epic journey, making friends and followers across the United States and beyond. The ride was not without incident and peril did rear its ugly head, but he did complete the journey!
So we're going to ask him about it and see what experiences he had, what happened, and more importantly, what he has planned next!!!
To follow his epic journey you can go to his Instagram and follow it as well!
Car Grumps #25 8/24/21 - Last weekend was Import Evolution, a staple event in New England that takes over the DCU center with music and, most importantly, cars. Vehicles range from done up imports and cambered VIP to muscle cars and customized exotics.
A company I met over 10 years ago that has been working on a singular project for half that time presented an astounding work of art. This company is no stranger to custom, taking the stage at prior Import Evolutions and World of Wheels with customized wide-body and outlandish displays of customization at the New England Auto Show and Hot Import Nights. The project was a custom wide body Lamborghini Gallardo.
This vehicle is crafted using cutting edge technology and it is not from hundreds of miles away, it was made right here in Massachusetts through a painstaking process of learning called hard knocks. Just the way we like it.
So for this episode we're going to talk to the Michelangelo of cars and ask him if this is his Sistine Chapel. Today we meet Matthew Heinecke, the owner of Kustom Kreations. Tune in below, like and share.
Car Grumps #24 8/10/21 - Today Primo and Spike face the problem that faces us all! Legal intervention! Have you been pulled over for speeding or front plate missing? Is your exhaust "too loud?" Is your pop-up meet going to be broken up by the police? That and many other questions will be discussed with our guest!
Joseph Carnevale has been practicing law for 8 years now and knows his way around a legal table. As a seasoned lawyer he knows the ins and outs of a courtroom as well as all those crazy things you do that actually makes things worse when you hit the legal table. If we didn't cover it you can hit him upon the links above.
It's going to be an enlightening conversation for sure, so don't miss out!
Car Grumps #23 7/27/2021 - We all think of ourselves as street fighters. It's part of our DNA to be competitive, but there are some that bring it to a level not thought of. Folks who really are true street warriors.
Today we're going to be speaking with Chris Walsh. Chris is the first ever active duty Air Force Special Forces member who is also a full time professional race car driver. Chris races with SRO Motorsports in TC America and WRL.
Chris' journey was not without hardship as you can imagine. Racing was in his blood and fighting was his career. Merging the two proved difficult, but through his training Chris found a way to make it happen and true to his nature, he didn't give up.
Today we're going to talk to Chris about those hardships, what racing means to him and we're hoping you can take some of these amazing lessons back to your garage and bring your inner street racer to the next level!
Car Grumps #22 7/13/21- Car Grumps is all about the insanity of our car world, while grumping about the pain in the butt our passion is. We love bringing stuff to you that will show you that you're not alone in the fun of sweating ourselves over power and purity of the road. So today we're going to continue to do that by presenting two more forces of nature that have popped up in our local car world and can't be missed.
On our first segment we know how rough it is for you guys to get up in the morning. Automotive mechanics are judged by the way they make their coffee, there's no doubt, but few times, if ever, are we supported by the coffee community. Well say no more, Motorized Coffee has come to the rescue and mixed pristine coffee with automotive enthusiasm. They make coffee that works for the hard working wrench turner and caters to you no matter what style of drinker you are. Gone will be the days of being judged by your coffee preference. If you drink Motorized, you're a car guy. We'll also be talking about their club that caters directly to car guys in many other ways. It's going to be great.
The second part of our show just accentuates our desire for the insane build. We have our brother Chris, otherwise known as NSXTRA on YouTube. Chris has risen to glory through a project of passion. He always dreamed of owning an Acura NSX and driving cross country, but the NSX is not known for have spacious room to hold a tent and well, anything for that matter. So Chris decided to buy another NSX, cut it in half, add a tent to the whole equation, and tow the half NSX with the first NSX! He then started recording the antics on his YouTube page and it's been awesome fun. Featured on tons of automotive outlets the popularity of the build and the dream behind it have taken off and boiled down to a man and his dog driving the dream.
It's a great show, so tune in! Hit that like button below and make sure you leave a comment!
Car Grumps #21 6/29/21 - On May 15, 2015 Andrew Lee, age 19, was informed he had a rare cancer known as HLRCC and at Stage 4 it wouldn't respond to treatment and there was no known cure. He was attending his freshman year at the University of New Hampshire.
Andrew didn't give up and Mass General Hospital referred him to the National Cancer Institute at NIH where he would be number 42 of an experimental treatment with the simple goal of extending Andrew's life. Andrew would continue to test 8 different trials.
Andrew found happiness in one thing, his dream car. Three weeks after being diagnosed his father, Bruce, had him in a Nissan GTR. The car became his cure, an escape from his illness.
As he continued to support car shows, more and more people began to ask him questions and stir support. Word began to spread. He realized his new vehicle, mated with his story, could be a way to make a difference in the community.
He created Driven to Cure and suddenly cars and cancer awareness was a cause bigger than himself. He upgraded the car to perfection and began to tour it wherever he could spreading his story.
Driven to Cure has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research and through awareness of his rare illness more and more people found a way to fight and even beat their cancer.
Sadly on April 21st, 2019, surrounded by his family, his cancer took his life.
The story didn't end there, as Andrew's father Bruce Hatch Lee, who had been with his son through every step of the journey took the reigns.
We're going to talk to Bruce about Andrew's story and how he went from being completely oblivious to the car world to being thrust into a community that was more supportive than anything he'd ever encountered and he continues to fight for those suffering from cancer and how a boy, his car, and a community gave others a fighting chance.
Car Grumps #20 6/15/21- You would think that as car guys we'd be sticklers for perfection. We have tolerances that require fine adjustments of head gaskets, timing, and metal tolerances. In reality we're pretty lax on what is the most visible and potentially important part of our vehicle, the exterior. We'll leave our car out in the elements through some of the harshest weather this area could dish out and barely have any water touch it save a passing rain shower.
This episode we're going to find out why 35% of the population don't even know how often they should even wash their cars! Still this industry is growing 3.3% per year as new technology inundates the market. We'll discuss what's the important of ceramic vs wax and jam in as much as possible.
Our guest is Alex Jarvie, an expert in automotive cleaning that got his start in 1994 back when washing a car was simply water, soap and wax, but he's kept up with the times and now has a continual stream of daily drivers to luxury exotic vehicles that cross his path looking for pure perfection that his many years of experience can offer.
He's also no stranger to the car community, having hosted countless staples events in New England and owned some pretty awesome cars himself.
We'll discuss all of it here and if you're interested to check out Alex's business you can see it on drivenperfection.com, facebook.com/drivenperfection, and instagram.com/drivenperfection where he shows off his best work!
Car Grumps #19 6/1/21- If you've gone to any event that matters you've run into some of the hardcore drivers that don't just drive the drive, but they dress for success! At first you may resist the thinking, but in reality you're probably already thinking about it. Shop shirts and jeans are part of our society. All you need to throw in is bowling shirts and classic dresses and boom, it's full blown old school!
Vintage, Retro, and Pin-Up Lifestyle has permeated our automotive world. It's not just about restoring the cars, but the restoring those vintage values while embracing the new empowered community of men and women. That means they want to look the part! Guys dressing up as "Greasers" and ladies dress up as "dames!"
Of course women always get the best fashion, meaning they have options from a true vintage style to a more punk/hardcore rock look that mixes everything together. It's also a gateway for more women to get into the car community!
In this episode we have Dani Marrero of Brazen Belles Burlesque. They have support vintage apparel and hold vintage beauty pageants at Viva East and Hot Rods on the Hill with an incredible turnout and support from an increasingly growing car community.
So if you're thinking about getting dressed up for your next hot rod car show or you just like beautiful women, tune in and join the discussion!
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