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A weekly round table discussion, featuring a variety of automotive subjects, interviews, special guests and stories, hosted by the Round Six Gearheads: Brian Stupski, Brad King, and Alex Welsh.

The Round Six Podcast Brian Stupski,Brad King,Alex Welsh

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A weekly round table discussion, featuring a variety of automotive subjects, interviews, special guests and stories, hosted by the Round Six Gearheads: Brian Stupski, Brad King, and Alex Welsh.

    A Supercharged Episode from GNRS

    A Supercharged Episode from GNRS

    A SUPERCHARGED GNRS EPISODE

    The Gearheads sit down with Erin and Dustin Helm of Magnuson Superchargers for a, well, supercharged discussion. Talk goes deep into careers in the aftermarket, the value of networking and a covert-ops mission worthy of a television show. Episode seventy-three dives headlong into some fun topics, as well as laying the groundwork for anyone looking to get a foot in the door of the High-Performance Automotive Aftermarket Parts industry.

    Of course, Erin and the team at Magnuson Superchargers were tremendously instrumental in making Project Emanon come together, for which “thanks” just doesn’t seem enough. We touch on that project, the covert ops behind it, and how it all came to be. Dustin gives some background to his career as a fabricator, and explains his path to working with one of the premier brands in the industry… And how it all began with Marine Biology. We have fascinating guests, and they always bring a great story!

    And if this weren’t enough for you, we dive deep into the mechanics of a couple who work together, and how that all adds to the relationship. We’re a lot more like Oprah than Dr. Phil in this one. It’s a value-added episode in terms of pursuing a career in the industry, and we cannot thank Erin and Dustin enough for their insight, candor and great advice for our listeners hoping to pursue their aspirations.

    THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:



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    The blown elephant in the room



    * Brian becomes the mark

    * Brad does a big thing

    * Dave Engle is always the connection

    * The power of networking (and shooting for the moon)

    * The computer unlock/Petty’s Garage connection

    * When your kid goes rogue

    * Alex’s first supercharger imstall

    * The drama-free build day

    * Things go Predatorial

    * The Engles stop by!

    * A reunion of sorts

    * Supercharger talk/welcome to the boosted life

    * A foot in the door in the industry

    – Working your way up

    – Getting a job via networking

    * From Nanny to Sales Assistant

    – The value of adaptability when transitioning positions within the company

    * A day in the life of a Marketing Coordinator

    * R&D Fabricator via Marine Biology

    – From Wyo-Tech to Magnuson

    – The importance of an education

    – The crossovers in job duties

    – Tech school as a stepping stone to a career

    * SCUBA diving when you can’t swim

    * “Superchargers? I want turbos!”

    * Married life meets Working life

    – A balance of career and passionsa

    – The work/life crossover

    * The learning curve in the aftermarket industry



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    • 44 min
    Jason Rushforth: What's in a Name?

    Jason Rushforth: What's in a Name?

    “IT ALL STARTED IN AN EL CAMINO.”







    The Gearheads sit down with designer and artist Jason Rushforth… finally. One of the marquee names in the industry when it comes to design, boutique wheel brands and just an all-around nice guy, it’s a twisting and turning bunch of topics.Episode seventy-two gets right into it with a discussion about the recent Riyadh Auto Salon in Saudi Arabia. Jason was fortunate to be one of the hot rod industry ambassadors who attended the event, and we talk logistics, the local scene and more. From humble beginnings as a BMX-obsessed kid to providing design guidance to some serious players in the business, Jason Rushforth is an inspiring, forward-thinking trendsetter whose designs are instantly recognizable anywhere.





     

    You can find Jason at:Rushforth WheelsJason Rushforth DesignOn Instargam

    THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:



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    The Saudi Arabia experience– Six months from genesis to event– A year’s worth of work in months– OSHA violations on parade– The logistics of importing 450 cars from around the world



    * Brian offers a car club name

    * A discussion of Middle Eastern daily life and traffic– Alex shares his memories– Honking out of courtesy VS anger

    * The Saudi hot rod scene– LS-swapped GM B-bodies!– Not just a bunch of rich guys with exotic cars

    * The difference between social media posturing and having to make a name prior to it

    * Getting that first magazine feature

    * Building a career– Having builders/magazines mention a designer’s name in an article

    * A discussion on design

    * Humility and making a name

    * Jason’s Buick

    * The Porsche 928– Brad prefers his Porsche Pro-Streeted

    * Coming up in the shadow of the greats like Steve Stanford

    * Once again, it all starts with BMX bikes– Getting back into it later in life–Soaring prices of vintage BMX bikes

    * Best/Worst conception story of all time



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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Stories N' Steel: Series Debut

    Stories N' Steel: Series Debut

    “STORIES N’ STEEL IS A CAR SHOW ABOUT PEOPLE.”







    Our all-new series, Stories N’ Steel drops this Black Friday (November 28, 2019) on Amazon Prime Video. The Gearheads sit down to discuss the show, what it’s about, where to view it, and most importantly how it all ties together with the podcast. Stories N’ Steel is a car show about people. That means no fake drama, no made-up deadlines or other nonsense… Just the stories from the hot rod builders, collectors and craftsmen who lived them.Stories N’ Steel is like the podcast; it’s one part conversation, one part storytelling, and all parts laid-back benchrace session. If you’ve ever wanted to get to know the whole story of some of the nation’s top builders, then you’re going to love what Stories N’ Steel brings each week. Hosted by our own Brad King, episode one takes you deep into the history of Squeeg’s Kustoms with Doug Jerger. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to run one of the top hot rod shops in the country, or what it’s like to win the AMBR on accident, or even how to pinstripe all no-hands like, well, you’ll like where this is all going.





    THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:



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    The genesis of the show



    * How the podcast came to be

    * Tying the podcast and TV series together

    * Why we chose Amazon Prime Video

    * Self-producing a TV series

    * Television creation on a self-funded shoestring

    * A peek behind the scenes

    * Partnering with Auto Revolution

    * What it takes to make this mess work

    * Brad gets a new nickname



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    • 1 hr 17 min
    John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

    John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

    “NO RULES, NO DUES.”







    John Oro, the ever-smiling, always awesome face of the C-10 Club joins the Gearheads for a quick visit in The Round Six Experience at GNRS. We talk C-10 culture, clubs, and the whole family aspect of the scene.It’s a great look into what makes this whole thing “click,” and spoiler: It’s the people.We talk about the upcoming C-10 Intervention and the Round Six connection (Round Six’s Brian creates the artwork for each event), and it’s one of those shows that you don’t want to miss, and keeps growing year after year.





    THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:



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    Having a good time at the “Grand Daddy of them All”



    * The birth of the C-10 Club

    * John’s “Prom Queen” K-5 Blazer

    * Feeding the podcasters

    * The C-10 Intervention

    * The Intervention artwork

    * The C-10 community



     

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    • 19 min
    Kevin Whipps: We're Going to Pavillions!

    Kevin Whipps: We're Going to Pavillions!

    “I LOVE HOW SCREWED-UP IT IS.”







    Brian heads out all solo-like to Squarebody Syndicate World Headquarters and takes a break from another One ‘n Done on Joe Yezzi’s diesel crew cab to sit and talk with Kevin Whipps. We dive deep into the philosophy of the Arizona community and family, and what makes it unique, and then into the builds that made for a career. It’s a laid-back ride through the importance of the people over the vehicles every time. We talk mini trucks, the growth and heyday of the Euro tuner scene in the 1990’s and beyond, to the influence of Courtney Hallowell on his and future generations and more.





    THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:



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    Writing books on air suspension and C-10 restoration



    * The longevity of a Rochester carburetor rebuild guide book

    * Brian pitches more book ideas

    * Kevin’s other book concepts

    * A discussion on the death of the patina trend – Another coffee table book

    * Dino pops in

    * Early influences

    * How enjoying the process of a build inspires a career path

    * The Daihatsu Charade

    * The Toyota pickup

    * The Civic! – Covers of Import Racer and Lowrider Euro

    * Rolling a car right after the photoshoot

    * On getting started writing for magazines

    * “You need to shoot his house”

    * The Dino thing – The Git-Down

    * When the magazines took a break from paying people

    * The C-10 Restoration book

    * The Euro tuner scene in its heyday

    * When mini trucks ruled the world

    * The ’72 E-Type Jag that started it all

    * Growth as a person by becoming involved in the scene

    * The Severed Ties years

    * The sheen of nostalgia– “Look at how great my past was”

    * Real nostalgia: “You love it when you’re not doing it”

    * Rolling the Civic

    * Tri-Fives as a generational thing

    * The Old Body Style movement

    * The slow death of the patina trend– The good, the bad and the delightfully messed-up– “It looks like Hell parked in someone’s garage”

    * The Engles find a way into another episode

    * LS engine talk, 4.8 VS 5.3 VS 6.0L

    * Stripping a six year build in six hours

    * Perspective

    * Courtney Hallowell and a bigger-than-life influence

    * Brian pitches the National Mini Truck Museum



     

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    • 1 hr
    M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

    M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

    “I TAKE MY FLAMES SUPER-SERIOUS.”







    Sean Taylor, Vice President of Product Development at M2 Machines joins the Gearheads for an evening of laid-back conversation. We talk cool cars, the genesis of M2 Machines, the life of a die cast car company professional, working from home and more. We dig into the current and upcoming M2 Machines offerings, and geek out over the samples we were fortunate to have in hand thanks to Sean…





    THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:



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    Bringing little cars to the Big Show



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    Sean hits the road and promotes the M2 brand



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    Weird convention names and chasing windmills



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    Drama in the Toy Car world



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    “We’re a niche diecast company”



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    Sean explains the differences in the levels of his toy line



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    The extra effort and research that goes in to create “uniquely optioned” cars



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    Bench seats in a muscle car? Sure!



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    The Hurst Sunshine Camaro



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    Brad anoints Sean as the “Willy Wonka of Toy Cars”



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    Growing up the son of a gearhead



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    Discussing product recalls and navigating through trademarks



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    In search of the Holy Grail: The Foose Hauler (1 of 6!)



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    “Dude, I take my flames super-serious”



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    Always striving to put out the best product every day



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    Research, research, research



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    The challenge and satisfaction of “pet projects” within the company



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    How making limited runs keeps your product collectible and fresh



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    Working with great companies like Walmart



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    Taking a car from design to production



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    Starting out as an artist



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    Sean’s first job as an artist……making Yellow Page advertisements



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    Crossing the velvet ropes and entering the inner sanctum at Muscle machines



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    Making so many 1969 Camaro Muscle Machines that they physically broke the mold



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    Sean reveals the most obscure model he’s ever done (psst…it’s the Fargo!)



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    Brian pitches his “Bullitt Car” toy idea



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    Sean goes crazy working from home



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    The birth of M2 Machines in 2007



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    Licensing everything just to cover your butt



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    Making Coby’s  VanGo van



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    Explaining the details of the upcoming Squarebody Syndicate toy



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    The Round Six boys want Sean to come back for part two to explain marketing and branding



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    A contagious passion





     

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    • 1 hr 34 min

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