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Up to Speed with Galpin Motor’s Beau Boeckmann
This On the Move starts right out with hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman thinking of summer, reviewing the exciting Mecum Auctions event schedule for the next couple of months. Up next, the company will hold the Orlando Summer Special, then its off to Monterey and then to Dallas, just to name a few highlights. From there Matt shares his thoughts in an On the Move REView from time behind the wheel of the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands 4x4. The SUV came equipped with a 2.0L Ecoboost engine paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Matt found the combo quite zippy in around town traffic and also found the off-road pony full of spunky personality with several hidden easter eggs. Other items he was a fan of include the easy to clean rubber cabin floor, the pop up rear window and the forward-facing camera. Then John transitions to discuss another upcoming and eagerly anticipated Ford product, the 2022 Maverick. The guys discuss their thoughts on the compact pickup, which claims 40mpg in city driving, and some of the other competitors that will be entering the market.
In Segment 2, Matt and John are talking with Beau Boeckmann, President and COO of Galpin Motors in Southern Calilfnoria. Beau has been a longtime automotive personality with Galpin Auto Sports being an integral part of the hit MTV show, Pimp My Ride. Beau shares a bit about topics like his family’s decades long heritage in the automotive sales business, how their Ford dealership has grown to become the world’s number one in volume and a bit of his excitement for the upcoming full-size Bronco.
In Segment 3, Matt and John are recapping Mecum’s debut auction in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an event that had over 600 vehicles crossing the block. John runs downs the highlights including a close look at the Top Ten List and the trio of Ford GTs that commanded the highest places.
Tulsa’s Vibrant Car Scene: R3 Performance Products, Tuesday Cruise & Mecum's Grand Debut
In preparation for Mecum Auctions' Tulsa debut, in this On The Move, hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman have their eyes set on delving deeper into the vibrant car scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After a brief schedule rundown of upcoming auctions taking place after Tulsa, John gives the highlights from the company’s latest record-setting event, Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the second Mecum auction in 2021 to achieve more than $100 million in overall sales, posting a total of $107.8 million in sales. Over nine days, a total of 2,057 cars were offered with an impressive 83% sell-through rate. Keeping the spotlight on Indy action, John also shares impressions of the 105th running of the Indy 500. Then the guys share how they’ll be on the road in June, traveling to some of the nation’s top automotive events. Their first stop is at the Bloomington Gold Corvette show, where both are conducting educational seminars. To wrap things up, there’s another On the Move REView, this time with the guys spending time with a 2021 RAM 1500 TRX. They each give their impressions from behind the wheel of the extreme off-road truck and some thoughts on what makes it so desirable and collectible to enthusiasts.
In the second segment, Matt and John are joined by R3 Performance Products Sales and Marketing Vice President David Miller. The shop, located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, handles all kinds of vehicle creations and restorations, including licensed builds like the Eleanor Mustang of "Gone in 60 Seconds" fame and iconic first-generation Yenko Camaros. David gets the guys up to speed with current projects and shares his thoughts on the future of the Resto Mod market.
Rounding out this week's episode, Dustin Turner is on the line. Dustin is the event organizer for the Tulsa Tuesday Cruise, the area’s longest running cruise night. Dustin shares with Matt and John how the event was started by his father in 1999 and how he has taken it over with his dad’s unexpected passing last year.
Up to Speed w/ Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles
The green flag is waving for this on the move with hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman broadcasting right from the Brickyard, the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There was a ton of red-hot action in Indy with Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic Auction now wrapped up, and the guys waste no time in diving into some of the record-setting success. One of the high points was the sale of Big Oly, the 1969 Ford Bronco driven by Parnelli Jones to two Baja 1000 victories, which sold for $1.87 million dollars. The guys give first impressions of the event before turning their attention to the rest of the summer Mecum Auction schedule, which includes a debut in Tulsa, Oklahoma, set for June 11-12, and an all-new Orlando Summer Special auction to be held July 29-31. Then, it's on to electrifying car news in the form of Ford’s debut of the 2022 F150 Lightning, an all-electric version of the iconic pickup. The brand claims the hauler will have an estimated range of 300 miles.
In the second segment, Matt and John are joined by Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles for a special conversation. Doug shares insight into areas like his perspective about the return to May racing, his deep love for the Camaro and a hint of what’s in the future for Indycar and the IMS.
Bringing this episode across the finish line, the guys talk with Luke Edwards, digital content manager and a junior curator for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Luke gets them up to speed with how the museum got started, a taste of what’s in its collection and some of the exciting events planned for later this summer.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham on the 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona Race Car
It’s day one of Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic, and in this On the Move hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman are gearing up for nine days of auction action. Getting things started, they get listeners up to speed with events taking place right after Indy, including Mecum's debut in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the all-new Orlando Summer Special. The Mecum news continues with a fresh copy of Mecum Magazine hitting the digital newsstand. The guys share what they wrote in their columns before talking about the return of other automotive events including the Bloomington Gold Corvette show and the Hot Rod Power Tour. Transitioning to car news, Matt gives the latest on what he knows about Ford’s all-new electric F150 Lightning while John dishes on the brand’s forthcoming light-duty hauler, rumored to be called the Maverick. Talk moves to other topics like how the Mustang might become its own sub-brand and how the Bronco is getting a bump in horsepower.
In this week's second segment, the guys are joined by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham. Their first topic of conversation is the all-new SRX Race Series that Ray is launching later this summer, and it's set to feature drivers like Tony Stewart, Tony Kanaan, Bill Elliott and Helio Castroneves. Then it’s on to two very special race cars that Ray is closely connected with: the 2001 Dodge Intrepid that was Bill Elliott’s pole-winning car for the 2001 Daytona 500 and the 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona that was the first car to officially top 200 MPH on a closed-course circuit. Ray shares the vehicles' respective stories and their extreme provenance.
Pulling into the final stretch, Matt and John dive deep into the origins of the massive Mecum Indy event, including going all the way back to its origins in 1988 and how it's grown to be a must-see event for all automotive enthusiasts.
Jimmy Dilamarter: The Ultimate Insider to Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing
Hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman are rolling into this On the Move launching right into two-wheeled talk of Mecum’s recent successful Vegas motorcycle auction. The event reached $17.5 million in overall sales with a staggering 95% sell-through rate of all 1,214 motorcycles hammered sold. The high seller was a 1907 Strap Tank that brought $297,000. From there, the guys break the news the Mecum has a brand-new event in July, heading to Orlando for a Summer Special. After running through the auction schedule for the next few months, Matt and John turn to car news, leading off with their thoughts on the legacy of three-time Indy 500 winner, Bobby Unser, who passed away at the age of 87. Next, John has an update on friend of the show, Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme before its talk of rumors that Ford will use the Lightning name on an electric version of the F-150 pickup truck. Wrapping up, John has the latest on issues facing upcoming vacation travel and it all relates to the world of microchips.
In Segment 2, Matt and John are on the line with Jimmy Dilamarter. Jimmy’s career in racing and motorsports spans decades with him being heavily involved with the workings of the iconic Vel’s Parnellli Jones Racing team. Jimmy shares all kinds of memories including meeting Parnelli Jones for the first time, getting the late night call to run the Formula One team with driver Mario Andretti and how the ‘Big Oly’ Bronco came about.
Then in Segment 3, the racing discussion keeps going with Mecum Editor Alex Yonanovich in the studio. Alex has a special focus on motorsports history and he shares with Matt and John the impact and legacy of Parnelli Jones including personal highlights from a recent meeting with the famed driver. He also previews the eight special vehicles from Parnelli Jones’ personal collection that will be crossing the upcoming Indy auction block
Kyle Lindsey: Car Reviews, A Special Family Chevelle & Future Plans for YouTube's Saabkyle04
In this On the Move, hosts Matt Avery and John Kraman are lights, camera, action on a major television announcement related to the upcoming NBCSN coverage of Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic auction set for May 14-22 in Indianapolis. Then John weighs in with his expectations of the Mecum Tulsa, Oklahoma, auction slated for June 11-12. Matt jumps into car news, sharing updates on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and Performance Edition. Both are ready for customer orders and will be priced around $60,000; the new Mustangs boast a claimed 0-60 MPH time of 3.8 seconds and 3.5 seconds, respectively. Next is what the guys know about the new sports car from Lotus: the Emira. Wrapping up, Matt shares the new paint colors on the 2022 Corvette C8 before going into the National Corvette Museum’s planned 30,000-square-foot expansion in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
With the show powered by State Farm and its surprisingly great rates on car insurance, in the second segment, the guys are joined by talented YouTube content creator Kyle Lindsey, better known as Saabkyle04. Kyle details how his career path had him transitioning from pharmaceutical school to producing content full time, some of his personal classic projects including a family owned Chevelle, and his thoughts on modern off-road muscle like the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and Ram TRX.
Rounding out this week's episode, it’s time for another On the Move REView, with Matt and John giving their thoughts on John’s personal and newly acquired 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. John has logged nearly 1,000 miles on the American supercar but gave Matt the keys for a little time behind the wheel. Matt gives his thoughts on the vehicle, including the areas that surprised him and impressed him the most.