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West of Tulsa is a weekly show that dives deep into the chronicles of motor & machine. Hosted by Emmy Award winning journalist and car fanatic CJ Ward, each episode uncovers compelling and often never before heard experiences behind some of the world’s most desirable and unique vintage, collectible and modern cars and the people who own them.

Recorded at the West of Tulsa Studio in Ventura, CA, the show features weekly guests from all across the world, from collectors, race drivers, tuners, and restorers, to automotive museum directors and car show organizers. They all sit down with CJ and swap stories in an unfiltered, free-flowing conversation about the people, legacy, and passion behind these automotive creations.

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West of Tulsa is a weekly show that dives deep into the chronicles of motor & machine. Hosted by Emmy Award winning journalist and car fanatic CJ Ward, each episode uncovers compelling and often never before heard experiences behind some of the world’s most desirable and unique vintage, collectible and modern cars and the people who own them.

Recorded at the West of Tulsa Studio in Ventura, CA, the show features weekly guests from all across the world, from collectors, race drivers, tuners, and restorers, to automotive museum directors and car show organizers. They all sit down with CJ and swap stories in an unfiltered, free-flowing conversation about the people, legacy, and passion behind these automotive creations.

    Back with Beth: The West of Tulsa Show is back in action!

    Back with Beth: The West of Tulsa Show is back in action!

    This week on the  @WestOfTulsa  Show, Beth is back! Helm is missing but we know he's hanging out with famous people and too good for us. Helm was hanging out with comedian and actor #JoKoy The rest of the team talked about everything from #ValleyRelics and its #PioneerChicken sign to C.J.'s dad passing and his dad's old 1952 #MG TD. The last time it was spotted was in Tarkio, Missouri we think. This show will also improve your vocabulary. We introduce new words and new car sounds. We hope you enjoy the show even though it's just us and we don't have a guest. Please don't forget to follow, like and subscribe. We really appreciate your support.
     
    This week on the  @WestOfTulsa  Show, Beth is back! Helm is missing but we know he's hanging out with famous people and too good for us. Helm was hanging out with comedian and actor #JoKoy The rest of the team talked about everything from #ValleyRelics and its #PioneerChicken sign to C.J.'s dad passing and his dad's old 1952 #MG TD. The last time it was spotted was in Tarkio, Missouri we think. This show will also improve your vocabulary. We introduce new words and new car sounds. We hope you enjoy the show even though it's just us and we don't have a guest. Please don't forget to follow, like and subscribe. We really appreciate your support.
    :00 - We found Beth, but Helm is gallivanting
    7:32 - Should we re-name our Tipline?
    17:00 - Update on Dana and Bruce's Platypus
    18:30 - C.J.'s father passes and his old MG 3
    2:05 - Greg's 1970 Chevelle, Malibu
    40:00 - Sounds of certain cars
    46:23 - Cacophony, what? 5
    0:35 - Hawaiian rednecks
    52:30 - Hot Rod Legends Show preview
    58:50 - House of Imports Cars and Coffee
    1:05:00 - Family car memories
    Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/@WestOfTulsa
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Man Who's Saving International Harvester

    The Man Who's Saving International Harvester

    Our guest this week on the West of Tulsa Show is Dan Hayes, owner of Binder Boneyard, an International Harvester repair and restoration shop located just north of Bend, Oregon. Dan talks about the meaning behind the name, his love for International Harvester and it's colorful history and his dream of someday building an IH Museum using the original plans from the 1940's. If he builds it, will the International Harvester faithful come to see it?
    Dan also talks about his nightmare trip from Oregon to California and then south of the border to compete in the NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally. The trip through Mexico turned out to be beautiful and scary at the same time.
     
    :00 - Introduction
    07:45 - Nightmare trip to Cali
    14:45 - Wild ride at the NORRA Mexico 1000 Rally
    39:00 - Repairing years of other people's mistakes
    47:20 - The cool high school science teacher
    51:00 - Lost International Harvester history
    01:01:30 - IH for the younger generation
    01:09:35 - From homeless to Harvester heaven
    01:14:20 - Dan's new EV Scout review
    01:28:50 - Dan's dream to build an IH Museum
     
    We hope you enjoy this episode of West of Tulsa and please don't forget to like, follow and subscribe. We appreciate your support.
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    From Concept to Reality: Agaso Outdoor's Process of Building Custom High End Broncos

    From Concept to Reality: Agaso Outdoor's Process of Building Custom High End Broncos

    WHAT IS AN AGASO BRONCO AND WHY YOU NEED ONE
    Our guest this week on the West of Tulsa Show is August Paro with Agaso Outdoor. For almost six years now, August and his talented team have been customizing Broncos but with their own twist. They don't just by aftermarket parts, they design and fabricate components so they always work and last forever. They've redesigned and fabricated everything from the chassis and the body to fuel tanks and entire cooling and braking systems for their creations.
    We talk in detail about how they got started and the tedious process it takes to build an Agaso Bronco. August lived on the East Coast as a kid and moved to California as a young man and started building Hollywood movies sets and studying all types of design. Plus, we talk about the new Broncos. Does August like them? Will he give them a thumbs up or a thumbs down?
    :00 - Introduction
    04:50 - Birth of Agaso Outdoor
    10:30 - Re-engineer and Re-imagine
    26:56 - Rating the new Broncos
    32:40 - 400 horses of fun
    41:00 - Passion projects and paying the bills
    45:30 - Creativity and what the customer wants
    01:01:00 - Patina is just a used car
    01:06:00 - Barbie Bronco or Mary Kay Bronco
    01:14:00 - How much does an Agaso Bronco cost?
    Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/@WestOfTulsa
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Secrets of Vintage Trailer & Car Enthusiasts Revealed

    Secrets of Vintage Trailer & Car Enthusiasts Revealed

    Our guest this week on the @WestofTulsa Show is David Neel, Executive Director of the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, California. He took over the museum from the man who founded it, Dr. Murphy. David talks about stepping down from that role and is making an offer to our listeners and viewers. Whoever wants his museum can have it. He’ll give it to you. However, it’s more complicated than that and he explains why.
    David talks in detail about what you’ll see at the museum, everything from mid-century vintage trailers to model trains, an impressive diecast collection and a slot car track that will blow your mind. The museum also has a section dedicated to Indianapolis 500 Champion and former CEO of STP, Andy Granatelli.
    David also talks about his love for anything vintage, especially vintage trailers from teardrops to Airstreams, a one of a kind Holt trailer house and something called The Big Ugly. We’ll let him explain the name, where it came from and how it impacts traffic on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. He describes how he found ‘his tribe’ in vintage camper rallies and why everyone should see Lucy and Desi in the movie, The long, long trailer. David also has a passion for station wagons. He has a Checker Marathon, a Studebaker Wagonaire which tows his matching trailer boat.
    Our show is briefly interrupted by construction workers next door to our studio. Something that Pat McAfee probably doesn’t have to deal with. We also talk about the Murphy Auto Museum and the Mullin Auto Museum closing within months of each other. What’s going on?
    Finally, David, a professed Jeep snob, also talks about his connection to Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma where his family is from before heading west during the dust bowl days.
    Enjoy the show and please don’t forget to like, follow, subscribe and let us know if you have a great car story by clicking on our Tipline page at www.westoftulsa.com.
    We’ll see you West of Tulsa.
    Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/@WestOfTulsa
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Why The Central Coast Was The Best Place For Hot Rods - West Of Tulsa Show #0019

    Why The Central Coast Was The Best Place For Hot Rods - West Of Tulsa Show #0019

    Join historian and author Tony Baker as he dives into the #hotrod #history of the central coast of California and the San Fernando Valley in this episode of  @WestOfTulsa  show. Learn about the iconic #cars and culture that shaped these areas! #TonyBaker #HotRodHistory #CentralCoastCalifornia #sanfernandovalley
    Check out Tony's new book "Hot Rodding in the San Fernando Valley" https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/products/9781467160650/?queryID=d0c57d142418f96cd78c892ce102c23c&objectID=9781467160650&insightsIndex=arcadia-publishing_products
     
    TALKING HOT RODS WITH TONY BAKER
    This week on the West of Tulsa Show we talk with automotive historian, author and all around great guy Tony Baker.
    He’s written seven books since 2012 about the early days of hot rodding after World War II and through the years from the Central Coast of California down to Southern California. We showered Tony with praise because we know so many people who have his books. He talks about the glory days of the 1950’s and the people who started legal racing as we know it today. Actor James Dean racing at the old Santa Barbara Airport in 1954 where the first legal drag strip in the nation was located and it’s still there, to drag racing legend Don Prudhomme.
    Tony shows us photos of the first Santa Barbara Acceleration Association to the Carpinteria Thunderbowl and the drag strips in the San Fernando Valley. He also goes out on a limb and tells us which county, in his opinion, had the fastest racers in those days. You may not agree!
    We also discuss topics like racing at Bonneville, Jalopy Racing, Midget racing, Ford versus Ferrari, the Burbank Road Kings, the Motor Monarchs and a connection to the iconic movie American Graffiti.
    We hope you enjoy the show and please don’t forget to like, follow and subscribe and we will see you West of Tulsa.
    Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/@WestOfTulsa
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    Check out our website: www.westoftulsa.com
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Car Care, Emergency Preparedness & Speed Dating - West Of Tulsa Show #0018

    Car Care, Emergency Preparedness & Speed Dating - West Of Tulsa Show #0018

    Join CJ Ward and the West at Tulsa team in Studio 3 as they discuss car care, emergency preparedness, and even speed dating in this entertaining episode! Don't miss out on the fun and subscribe to stay updated on all their latest shows.
    This week on the West of Tulsa Show, guests Melissa Wahe with CarmaCare and Christina Jimenez with  @MsMotorheadPodcast  discuss everything from their new speed dating venture to the importance of basic car care.
    Christina updates the team on her idea to start a speed dating event for car people. This is something she first discussed during her first appearance on West of Tulsa. It may have started off as a joke, but so many people loved her idea, she’s taking it seriously now and even roped Melissa in on her plans. We talk about that in detail and how Dan and Helm will be guinea pigs for this newly hatched dating service. Christina says she watches the TV show Dating on the Spectrum and loves it, so there might be similarities?
    Eventually, we get to Melissa’s CarmaCare and how she came up with the idea to help mostly young women and teens understand their vehicles better. She just taught the Boy Scouts so she’ll help anyone who needs it. She offers free classes which help people understand everything from basic car care and maintenance to emergency knowledge and safety. It can be life saving information and it’s empowering. We also talk about the differences between how a man and a woman talk to a mechanic. That should get an interesting response from folks.
    Melissa talks about how her idea for CarmaCare started while she was really sick. She died on the operating table and once she was able, started to rehab her left leg by repeatedly using the clutch. She eventually ended up on the track and revived dreams of being a Formula 1 driver. We’ll let her tell the story. Finally, we talk about 511, why everyone should know it and why Rob Dahm is so hot, that’s according to Melissa and Christina.
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    • 1 hr 17 min

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