Steve Magnante, also known as Steve Mags, was born in 1964, at the tail end of the Baby Boom era. Ever since his mother gave him his first Hot Wheels toy car at age 8, Steve has been infatuated with all things automotive. Steve has made his passion a career, first by writing for nationally circulated car magazines like Hot Rod, Car Craft, Muscle Car Review, Mopar Muscle, Chrysler Power and others as well as hosting automotive TV shows like Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold, Rides Reunited, Classic Car Restoration, Hot Rod Magazine TV, and the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, which he has been part of since 2005. On The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show, Steve shares excerpts from his best-selling book “Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts” while offering author-commentary to describe why certain facts were chosen for use in the book and offering further elaboration and detail that wouldn’t fit in the book format. In every 30 minute episode of The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show, listeners will learn all about America’s most famous automotive creations, the muscle cars. In addition, The Mail Bag, accessible through Stevemags.com, provides an open door to send Steve your questions for possible use on-air. Tune in to The Steve Mags Muscle Car Show for a high octane fix of muscle car facts!
S1 Ep 12: Last Call for Pontiac Facts
Like episodes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, Episode 12 focuses on Pontiac muscle car history, but its’ also the last Pontiac episode before the podcast – and the book (Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle Car Facts) – shift over to 200 Oldsmobile facts. In this final...
S1 Ep 11:: Borg-Warner M78 axles, Torque Arms and sway bar thickness
Episode 11 covers facts 170 through 185 from the Pontiac chapter of the book: Steve Magnante’s 1001Muscle car facts. In this episode, Steve discusses the merits of Pontiac’s various aluminum brake drum options, what went into Pontiacs Radial Tuned...
S1 Ep 10- Q-Jets, Ram Air and the SCCA 303
Continuing the Pontiac muscle car coverage started in Episodes 7, 8 and 9, episode 10 covers Facts 152 through 169 of the book; Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle car Facts with explorations into how Pontiac sized clutch disc diameters to match vehicle weight...
S1 Ep 9 - Goats, Power Shifts and Pressed In Studs
Like episodes 7 and 8, episode 9 continues the Pontiac coverage as Steve reads facts 134 through 151 from his book; Steve Magnante’s 1001 Muscle car Facts. In this episode, Steve tells how many GTO’s were built with factory-issued Ram Air equipment, how...
The Steve Mag Muscle Car Show- S1 Ep 8
Pontiac- Pontiac- Pontiac. This episode Steve continues to tell facts about how the Pontiac 326 really started out as a 336 which was 10 cubes oversize. How the 1974 GTO had the only operational shaker hood that year. And how Burt Reynolds needed a...
The Steve Mag Muscle Car Show- S1 Ep 7
Ok PONTIAC fans here we go!! Steve will talk about how Pontiac won over the hearts of the youth market. Pontiac offered aluminum exhaust manifolds? How Monkees Mike Nesmith and Jimi Hendrix were Pontiac buddies. That and a whole lot more don't miss it...
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Steve Magnante is a legend when it comes to practically anything when it comes to car facts! I’ve been waiting for something like this from him for a long time. Can’t wait for more