Cars, Corvettes, Sports
It’s a Thursday Night Car Show at Far Out Radio! Our guest is Lance Miller, co-owner of Carlisle events, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania’s “Pennsylvania Dutch Country,” the 82-acre facility has been in business since 1981 and now hosts 13 car show events from April through October.
Lance Miller, the son of Carlisle Events co-founder, Chip Miller (Bill Miller is the other co-founder and owner – no relation to Lance), will be with us to talk about the upcoming fun car show events for 2013. The company holds an event about every other weekend.
Carlisle Events is best known for their three-day, annual Corvettes at Carlisle Show in late August that finishes off with a parade through downtown Carlisle, PA. Carlisle Events attract vehicle lovers from all over the country and has themed car shows for just about everyone’s taste in automobiles! Carlisle Events, the vast fariground, is a place where fans can enjoy their favorite vehicles, buy parts, and sometimes, even complete cars!
4.05.13 Wil Cooksey, Longest Running Corvette Plant Manager, talks with Corvette Historian Scott Teeters
Wil Cooksey inducted into the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame Thursday, August 29, 2013 – Find Out Why!!!
For our Friday Night Car Show it is with great pleasure to have former Corvette Assembly Plant Manager, Wil Cooksey as our guest. Cars and trucks are everywhere and we kind of treat them as if they form themselves and grow organically.
" Wil Cooksey has the record of being the longest running Corvette plant manager in Corvette history with 15 years on the job. During Cooksey’s tenure the Corvette community saw eight Special Edition and nine Indy 500 Pace Car Corvettes, plus the introduction of the Corvette Museum Delivery Experience option for buyers of new Corvettes." – Scott Teeters
Modern automobiles are now required to do things undreamed of back in the olden days of the 50s and 60s. Plus, they’re expected to be nearly perfect in terms of fit, finish, and function. “High performance” cars are expected to not only be “high performance,” they have to be perfect to an even higher standard.
James Dean’s Killer Porsche, NASCAR’s Fastest Monkey, Bonnie and Clyde’s Getaway Car AND MORE.
It’s a Friday Night Car Show on Far Out Radio! Urban legends aren’t limited to stories about strange things happening at Lover’s Lane or hitchhikers that disappear AFTER they get into the back seat of a car. The automotive world has it’s share of doozies too!
- Were the parts from James Dean’s wrecked Porsche 550 Spyder truly cursed?
- Was one of the four Aston Martin DB5 James “007” Bond movie cars dumped in the ocean?
- Was a wealthy oil heiress really buried in her exotic Ferrari 330?
- Would the unusual batwinged-styled rear fenders of the ‘59 Chevy actually lift the back end of the car off the ground?
- Did a rocket-powered ‘64 Impala really do 350 MPH? Did someone really build a Ford Pinto that could fly?
- Was modern dancer icon Isadora Duncan indeed strangled when her shawl became entangled in the wheel of her lover’s Bugatti???
The answers to the above questions and MANY more are in the book! We discuss the authors' favorite stories!!
Preston Lerner and Matt Stone have dished up a heap’n help’n of FAR OUT car stories in their seriously fun book, “Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed.” Not all myths are false, and not all rumors are true. But even if you’re not into cars and enjoy a good story, this will be an evening that makes you go, “Hmmm…”
Scott talks with CorvetteBlogger.com and VetteFinders.com owner, Keith Cornett about the love of Corvettes and how to create a successful online magazine in the world of blogging.
Our guest is Keith Cornett, a modern Corvette guy. He has a deep appreciation for the car’s long and rich past and even owns his Dad’s tuxedo black 1966 Corvette 327 small-block Roadster. And he knows his way around modern Corvettes too and has blended his passion for Corvettes with his passion for the internet and the blogosphere.
Keith is the owner of one of the most successful Corvette blogs in the Corvette community. CorvetteBlogger.com is updated several times a day with varied, interesting, feature-filled posts that are always fun to check out. You never know what you’ll find when you go to CorvetteBlogger.com – videos, slide shows from car shows, interviews, sales stats for Corvettes, Chevrolet press releases, auction results, quirky Corvette items, unusual Corvettes on eBay, Vettes in the news, personality features, and on and on.
Keith has created an online Corvette magazine that’s updated every day! That’s what makes it fresh, exciting, and fun. This show we talk with Keith about his intense interest in Corvettes and how he blends it with his passion for the internet, websites, and eventually blogging. But if we set aside the razzle-dazzle of Corvettes, what Keith has done with his passion could be applied to anyone’s passion.
The Old "Hot Rod In The Garage," Story!
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There’s literally nothing like them anywhere else in the world. Born on the lake beds of Southern California in the 1920s, hot rods were fast, loud, and dangerous. And of course, that was their appeal.
Things seriously began to take off in hot rodding in the post WW II years when drag racing began to get organized and a new publication hit the news stand – Hot Rod Magazine. Within a few years car magazines such as Rod & Custom, Car Craft, and others set the imaginations of young men and boys on fire with creativity.
Hot rods and custom cars became a new mechanical art form. These new artists used metal, fiberglass, paint, and lots of Bondo to create one-of-a-kind, drivable, usable, and very enjoyable rolling art.