The weekly podcast dedicated to fans of American muscle cars! Join us each week to discuss muscle cars news and trends, get your questions answered, and share YOUR personal story! Hosted by Rob Kibbe of The MuscleCar Place: https://themusclecarplace.com
TMCP #513: Rick Katzeff, ExoMod’s 1968 Charger Inspired, Carbon Fiber Bodied 2021 Hellcat Challenger
This week I spoke to Rick Katzeff, CEO of ExoMod. Their company is creating all new "1968 Charger bodies and applying them to brand new Hellcat Dodge Challenger shells. The end result is a new creation that drives and performs like a new car, but with the looks of the classics. Seems easy enough, right?
TMCP #512: Ask Rick – New Horsepower Muscle and the Future of the Internal Combustion Engine!
Ask Rick: As the electric offerings from car makers increase, we couldn't help but discuss the fact that Ford, GM, and Chrysler all have unbelievably higher performing new"real engine" offerings. Ford brought the V8 back to the 2023 Raptor, Chevy just released their first flat-crank engine ever in the new Corvette Z06, and Dodge is continuing to rank #1 in customer satisfaction for their HEMI vehicles. And with all of that said....Ford and GM as well (as other manufacturers) are talking about letting employees go to afford to develop electric cars in a long term bid to get fully into the non gasoline market. What gives?
TMCP #511: Calibrated GM, MOPAR, and Ford Engine Tuning Via E-Mail! Branden Leeb and Mike Carnahan, Elite Tuned and Elite Tuning School
This week I have the honor of interviewing Branden Leeb and Mike Carnahan of Elite Tuned and Elite Tuning School to explain the process of remotely - and iteratively - tuning fuel injected engines. Their specialty is GM Gen III, IV, and V engines and they recently they have added in both MOPAR and Ford tuning capability as well. Recently I had Elite tune my Chevelle when Zip Simons at Street Metal Concepts told me he used their services often. Man...was he ever right! In my case, they gave better results than I had received from two different shops that ran the car on a dyno. I was amazed at the compete difference in drivability and power delivery after the process was complete and I had to get an interview to find out the secret sauce that made such a difference.
TMCP #510: LS Fest Texas Special – SAM Tech Automotive Machining School – Mike Hepp Top Fuel Racing With A Cause – Blane Burnett, Creating a New LS Fest
Holley Performance puts on some amazing events that people look forward to every year, all of which kicked off with the "OG" event called LS Fest. At that event any vehicle that had a General Motors LS engine was allowed, regardless of make, model, creed, color, or religion! Other events soon followed including LS Fest West in Las Vegas and this year LS Fest Texas at the Texas Motor Speedway!
Luckily for us we were able to send out the dynamic duo of Producer Bernie McPartland and YouTube star and performance vehicle magician Cody Young from Cody Crafted. The boys had only one goal: get some great interviews before the heat melted them to the asphalt. They had success and we have three feature interview to present in this week's show: SAM Tech Automotive Machining School - Mike Hepp Top Fuel Racing With A Cause - Blane Burnett, Creating a New LS Fest!
TMCP #509: Ask Rick on the Economy – Gas Prices are Bad, Electric Car Rebates are For the Rich, and Muscle Cars are Fantastic!
Happy July and Happy Independence day! It is finally time to spend lots of money and blow up stuff in celebration of this country's birth! Rick Schmidt is back again for an all new Ask Rick segment and this time we dive deep into Rick's thoughts on the economy, inflation, and government rebates to the upper class on electric cars. This is one of those episodes were Rick unloaded both barrels, reloaded, and did it again. And then again!
TMCP #508: Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan – Event Schedule Updates…and PT.com is Hiring!
The official start of summer is next week and what better time for a new Pro-Touring Update with Mr. Larry Callahan! This week I get to find out what he has been up to over the last three months. It is always an education in technology and fast cars and I look forward to each quarterly get together.
I’ve been listening to this show from the beginning. This is the Best car show podcast anywhere. The interviews are top notch. I also look forward to the “ ask Rick” segments.
Great Car podcast
Not a car guy but wish I was. I'm all thumbs when it comes to car, but listening to this podcast I just might grow me a finger.
The Muscle Car Place
I don't know of any other pod that does more for my desire to get out and enjoy fast old cars than this one. Look forward to it every week.