This week Brady and Steve cover the latest happenings within the Automotive World, and spend time under the hood, discussing what makes for a great starter shop and much, much more.

So grab yourself a cold glass of root beer, burger and fries and join us. If you prefer take-out, you can download the show and take it with you, as we serve up a smorgasbord of Autotainment for your listening pleasure.

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Episode 37 The Three Amigos are at it again!

HCR EP30 The Two Amigos are at it again & More 042018

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This week we kick things off with Back to Blacktop where we cover the latest happening from within the automotive world including more bad news from Tesla as they stop production to fix their assembly line, Ford Mustang, Slot cars coming soon to a roadway near you and more. Then it’s onto Windshield View where we cover the latest in project vehicles, vehicle of the day and more.

Up next we have our Candid Conversations but instead of a guest, we discuss what to do with your car collection when you die. Yep, a bit morbid sounding but a real thought provoking discussion well worth listening to.

Then we move onto this week’s story read by Steve. He chose a story from Lance Lambert’s, Gears, Grins and Gasoline, My Wheel Life Adventures book, you’ll certainly enjoy.
This week we drop the Trivia Question for a few yuks.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and a donut or two and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

BMW Brand Vehicle Sales Up for February

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.2 percent in February 2018 for a total of 23,508 compared to 22,558 vehicles sold in February 2017.

Collectively, the BMW X models had a very strong month of sales, led specifically by the BMW X1 (2,857 vehicles), BMW X3 (3,281 vehicles) and BMW X5 (4,006 vehicles). Sales of the BMW 5 Series (3,185 vehicles) were also up 16.6 percent, marking an eighth straight month of growth.

“There’s nothing like solid February numbers to warm a winter day, and the BMW momentum of the last several months continues and will increase as highly anticipated new models come to market,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “This month we welcome the all-new BMW X2 to our model line-up; the new X4 is also in the pipeline; and availability of the X3 continues increasing. Couple all that with the positive numbers from MINI, and BMW Group has a lot to look forward to this year.”

Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Best Ever Sales for Month of February

Its a bit early in the year to begin touting numbers but when you have these kind you better get the word out.

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported best-ever February sales of 24,760 units, increasing 1.0% from the 24,522 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes- Benz Vans also reported best-ever February sales with 3,028 units (up 20.5%) and smart reported 106 units, bringing the MBUSA grand total to 27,894 vehicles for the month, up 1.9% from the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz recorded sales of 50,067, adding 5,219 units for Vans and 211 vehicles for smart, MBUSA’s year-to-date sales volume totaled 55,497 (up 0.4%).

“We’re off to a solid start to what will be another successful year,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. “Growing demand for the S-Class and GLC model lines helped us set a new record for February, and we look forward to a strong close to the first quarter.”

Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in February included the GLC, E-Class (including the CLS) and C-Class model lines. The GLC took the lead at 5,403, followed by E-Class sales of 4,312. The C-Class rounded out the top three with 3,947 units sold.

Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 2,469 units in February, with a total of 4,923 units sold year-to-date.

Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 9,750 vehicles in February, compared to 10,075 vehicles sold during the same month last year.

HCR EP22 Kevin Martin of Rat S@#t Crazy Rat Rods Interview & More

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This week we kick things off with Germany’s decision to ban diesel powered cars in specific cities and how this may affect the German Auto makers who rely on Diesel powered cars they manufacture. We also cover bullet proof luxury cars and Porsche getting into producing rare parts using in-house state of the art 3-D printing and a lot more.

Then it’s onto Windshield View where we cover the latest in project vehicles, vehicle of the day.

Up next is our Interview with co-founder Kevin Martin of Rat S@#t Crazy Rat Rods located in Spokane Washington.

Kevin shares with us how the young but fast growing club with 1200 members scattered across the globe started and what sets it apart from other clubs of its kind. Here’s a hint, they do a lot of rod runs.

This is the kind of club anyone can become a member of, as long as you like to drive your Rat Rod and not trailer it. Kevin admits he did the trailering thing in the beginning but was challenged to drive to an event which ended up transforming the club into what it is today.

For more about this club check out their Facebook group Rat S@#t Crazy Rat Rods (note, we substituted a couple letters in the title to keep the show Family friendly!

Up next we have Brady sharing another wonderful story from The Old Car Nut Book.

Of course we have our trivia question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and a donut or two and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

HCR EP21 Zach Yeager owner of Cascade Campers Interview & More

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This week we kick things off with more on the Autonomous car front along with more emissions issues facing German Car Makers and a whole lot more.

Then it’s onto Windshield View where we cover the latest in project vehicles, vehicle of the day and more. Where we discuss a really cool website which lists partially completed projects for sale by owner.

Up next is our Interview with Zach Yeager owner of Cascade Campers who started out in the tech industry and then moved into customizing vans.

Zach shares how he got into the world of custom camper vans and how it led him to start Cascade Campers where he converts Dodge ProMaster Work Vans into self-contained camper vans.

For more about Zach check him out on Instagram @cascadecampers_

Up next we have Brady sharing another wonderful story from The Old Car Nut Book.

Of course we have our trivia question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and a donut or two and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

HCR EP20 Elton Roundhill of E Company Kustoms Interview & More

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In this episode we kick off the show discussing the latest news from within the automotive world.

Then it’s onto Windshield View where we cover the latest in project vehicles, vehicle of the day and more. Where we discuss a really cool website which lists partially completed projects for sale by owner.

Up next is our Interview with Elton Roundhill of E Company Kustoms who dropped by the studio to share about his latest endeavors and expansion of his shop to accommodate his custom upholstery business for both new and old cars. For more about E Company Kustoms you can find them on Facebook.

Up next we have Brady sharing another wonderful story from The Old Car Nut Book.

Of course we have our trivia question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and a donut or two and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

HCR EP19 Robert Linton and Cody McKissen of Bahn Brenner Motorsports Interview & More

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In this episode we kick off the show discussing the latest news from within the automotive world.

Then it’s onto Windshield View where we cover the latest in project vehicles, vehicle of the day and more.
This week our good friend Tomas Owens of PNW Custom Coups stopped by to share with us a recent charity event he was involved in to remember and raise money for the family of a fellow gear head who died.

Up next is our Interview with Robert Linton and Cody McKissen of Bahn Brenner Motorsports who recently purchased the Bow Wow namesake and is the creator and seller of unique parts for sports cars of all makes and VW’s of all types and classes.

Robert shares with us how and why he purchased these two companies and what he is doing to create a one of a kind aftermarket parts company whose sole purpose is to help enthusiast enhance their imported sports cars and VW’s.

This is a cool company who is working hard to establish their company as the go to place for go fast parts for auto enthusiasts the world over. For more about BBM visit them at www.bahnbrenner.com

Up next we have Brady sharing another wonderful story from The Old Car Nut Book.

Of course we have our trivia question and a whole lot more. So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and a donut or two and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.

HCR EP18 Adam Cramer Founder of Avants Interview & More

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In this episode we kick off the show discussing the latest news about the German Auto Maker debacle where humans were used in testing poisonous gas and more from the automotive world.

Then it’s onto Windshield View where we cover the latest in project vehicles, vehicle of the day and more.

Up next is our Interview with Adam Cramer Founder of Avants a brand new car sharing club where car owners can meet up and swap rides for a short burst down the race track or a day ride to a destination drive. Adam shares with how he came up with the idea and how it has grown from himself to over 250 active members.

This is a cool idea and one we think is going to catch the attention of auto enthusiasts the world over. For more about Avants you can visit them at www.avants.com.

Up next we have Brady sharing another wonderful story from The Old Car Nut Book.

Of course we have our trivia question and a whole lot more.

So grab yourself a hot cup of coffee and a donut or two and join us or download the show and take it with you, as we bring you another fun and informative show.