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Lauded detailer Larry Kosilla owner ofAMMONYC.comand host of /Drive Clean teaches you how to clean, restore and maintain your favorite automobile. Each week Larry tackles a different facet of detailing along with a guest while answering your questions. Drive and Protect with AMMO.This podcast was formerly named DriveAndProtect.
 
Dan Stoner and Mike Musto have been in this business for quite some time. Stoner comes from the world of big advertising and publishing before coming to Hemmings, while Musto made a name for himself as an automotive journalist and show creator. What do they have in common? Well, everything and nothing. They’ve got different tastes in cars and are both jealous of each other’s grooming habits, YET, they both love everything automotive culture has to offer. Thus, an idea was hatched, and The He ...
 
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Over a decade ago, Larry Kosilla of Ammo NYC single-handedly reimagined what the automotive detailing industry could be by focusing on consumer education through video. His educational approach and passion are unequaled from what we’ve seen, which is why it’s not surprising that so many have tried to follow in his footsteps. His YouTube channel, wi…
 
If you follow the used Porsche market, then you’re aware that the public perception would have you believe that the turtle shaped cars from Stuttgart are made of gold. But what if we told you there are still some bargains out there. Cars that mere mortals like us can afford. Would you be surprised, flummoxed even? Fact is, there are several P-Cars …
 
It’s been an icon for almost 60-years and has what is arguably the most well know name in the automotive kingdom. We speak of course about the Ford Mustang, a car that’s American as baseball and apple pie. What started out in the mid-1960s as a little mild-mannered coupe, eventually morphed into one of the greatest automobiles the world has ever kn…
 
Growing up, I lived for the middle of the month as I knew it was when my magazines were coming in. Hemmings, HOT ROD, Car & Driver, Rod & Custom - you name it, and I had a subscription. As a kid I would flip through the pages and memorize every spec and statistic, and then, once the knowledge had been sucked in like a sponge, I’d go back through an…
 
From EVO Magazine to Motor Trend, to now being one of the new co-hosts of the Top Gear America, Jethro Bovingdon has cemented himself as one of the top names in today’s automotive world. On this episode of the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ podcast, we go back through Jethro’s career and rechart the path of how he ultimately became part of one of the biggest…
 
We all have those friends that we call when our heart tells us to buy something, but our wallets and brains have other plans. They act as our voices of reason and our automotive conscience to an extent, and if you’re a petrol-head like most of us, then odds are you have a contact list full of these kind of compatriots. One of my goals in life is to…
 
You may not know it, but I can guarantee you’ve seen some of Steve Strope's creations. He’s been in the pages of Hemmings Muscle Machines, in HOT ROD, Car Craft (may it rest in peace) along with countless others and his vehicles have even been a staple in the Fast and Furious film franchise since the second installment. His designs don’t follow tre…
 
Artist, fabricator, welder, tradesman, and educator - that would be a very broad description of Josh Welton, this week’s guest on the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ Podcast. As advocate for the trades, Josh and wife Darla created the Still Building America Project through their company Brown Dog Welding, whose mission is to bring awareness to the trades that…
 
Hitting the open road for an all-out adventure is one of the great joys in the life of any gearhead. Hitting the open road when filming a new series for Hemmings while taking one of your dear friends along for the ride, well that’s something else entirely. Yet that’s what happen in early April when I teamed up with automotive journalist, host, and …
 
For the guy who founded the Jalopy Journal and its message board, the H.A.M.B. – the most influential organization for the traditional hot rod movement in the history of the universe, you’d be shocked by how under-the-online-radar Ryan Cochran flies. Unless you actually know Ryan. Ryan doesn’t like crowds, but he’s assembled the largest crowd of ho…
 
Remember NASCAR? Yeah, neither do we. Stock car racing used to be the flag we’d fly as kids and there were plenty of fist fights on the playground over drivers, cars, and even the tobacco brand or the beer loyalties. And, depending on where you’re from, that might even still hold true for local dirt track heroes: did you enlist in the Slammin’ Samm…
 
You got that one hot rod buddy who’s done all the cool stuff and gone all the great places and uncovers all the goodies all the time and has the greatest job ever? If you’re lucky, you know exactly what we’re talking about and life is so much more interesting because of that one friend. In our world, that one guy is our Man About Town, Bobby Green …
 
What do you get the guy who has everything? Better question: what do you ask the guy who’s done everything? What if you’re hanging out at a barbecue with that guy who’s rocking the super-rare Jordans and brought that one bottle of single-cask bourbon you’ve only heard about and showed up in the right-hand drive Skyline you saw that one video of? We…
 
Every once in a while, we’re fortunate enough to check a few names off our interview bucket list. This week, we’re gettin’ BBQ (metaphorically, alas) with our favorite chambray-clad gearhead, the one and only Jay Leno! Jay needs no introduction. If you’ve had a television set plugged in at all over the last 30 years, you know the man. And, if you’r…
 
Ever wonder who gets to work on movies like Cars? Who’s behind the scenes of your favorite car shows? Who’s partially responsible for designing the most car-nerd amusement park ever built? Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about the most epic job a gearhead could ever have and then wonder if such a thing actually exists? Come on over to the…
 
The name of Jeff Snyder's shop isn't just a description of the automotive rebirth he and his team performs. It's also an homage to the funeral home his grandfather and father ran. And while there's not much overlap between rebuilding cars and caring for the dearly departed, Jeff credits the family business for the mindset that helped him create awa…
 
Would you believe that Jon Chase, the Art Director over at Hoonigan, started his career at an industrial rubber company? Some of the best and most notable people in the automotive world started in careers that had nothing to do with automobiles. But then things changed. After landing a job as a junior designer for Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker at…
 
Fuel, petrol, go-go juice… whatever you call it, the fuel we use to power our beloved vehicles has always been somewhat of a mystery to many. From trying to figure out octane ratings to wondering what its shelf life, it always seems that many of our fuel related questions go unanswered. That is, until now. On this week’s episode of the Hemmings Hot…
 
How do you end up with a classic '90s pony car in your garage sitting next to a Japanese microcar? Hemmings Digital Content Director Mike Austin joins Mike Musto to talk about how to not buy too many cars, what's next on the shopping list, and how we give advice when other people ask us what they should buy. Plus, a 1972 International Scout picked …
 
Making your way in the automotive industry as a journalist, host and personality is no easy task. It takes years of persistence, failure and my God, a huge amount of hard work. If, however you have the resolve to keep pushing forward and not take NO for an answer, then maybe, just maybe, you might be met with some success. Host, producer, commentat…
 
After fourteen years of road trips, track events, open road rallies and at times, performing semi-daily driver duties, the matte black 1969 Dodge Daytona tribute known as “ANGRIER” is finally going under the knife thanks to help from Wesley Motorsports in Lansing, Michigan and the good folks over at Dodge and MOPAR. A relatively standard build in i…
 
John Voelcker edited Green Car Reports for nine years, publishing more than 12,000 articles on hybrids, electric cars, and other low- and zero-emission vehicles and the energy ecosystem around them. He now covers advanced auto technologies and energy policy as a reporter and analyst. His work has appeared in print, online, and radio outlets that in…
 
Now, in 2021, Larry Chen is considered to be one of the greatest professional automotive photographers in the business. His photographs and images have been seen throughout the pages of countless magazines and on websites all over the internet. His YouTube show “Hoonigan AutoFocus” has over 300k subscribers and lets you follow his photographic adve…
 
Like so many of us, Terry Wilson’s relationship with cars started with diecasts. It was love at first sight and thanks to an uncle who was a huge car enthusiast, that love would evolve into Terry spending summers working under cars in his uncle’s garage. And by age ten, Terry found himself playing with some of today’s most highly sought-after vehic…
 
It’s no secret that attending live automobile auctions can be one hell of a good time. From the amazing people watching, to the vast array of vehicles, these events are a spectacle to behold. But what if your intent is not to spectate, but instead, either sell or purchase a vehicle. For auction newbies, the process can be very intimidating, scary e…
 
Few people in the automotive industry have worn as many hats as Rich Waitas, our guest on this week’s Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ. As an engineer, fabricator and Senior Manager for Magnaflow, he’s been instrumental in bringing some outstanding products to market for the betterment of our hobby. And as a trusted educational resource in regard to engineerin…
 
As a produced screenwriter, automotive journalist, off-road rally driver and yes, even a child actor, the incomparable Lyn Woodward has seemingly done it all. Whether it’s bombing off-road in events like the Rebelle Rally, driving a M4A2E8 Sherman tank (yeah, Lyn’s done that, or hosting and producing new car video reviews for Kelly Blue Book, Lyn h…
 
This week on the Hot Rod BBQ, Motor Trend Senior Features Editor Jonny Lieberman joins us to talk about new car technology, if there’s a true place for a pure electric sports car in today’s automotive world, and if new cars are keepers or simply throwaways after a certain amount of time. We also touch on watches, whiskey and a special Porsche 914 t…
 
He’s the co-founder of Hooniverse.com, the host of Shift Talkers on Motor Trend and one hell of an automotive writer. Jeff Glucker is without question, one of the most down to earth and genuine individuals in the industry and on this episode of the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ, he sits down with us to talk about his new online show, the future of Hoonivers…
 
Pizza deliveries, valet parking and a chance meeting with a Hollywood Director on the set of a car commercial. That’s how the career of professional stunt driver and stunt double Sera Trimble began. Sometimes finding your passion is hard, unless of course it rushes by you one day while you’re parking someone else’s car in the parking lot of a Seatt…
 
For almost two decades Jarod DeAnda has been adding swagger to the world of Formula Drift with his booming voice, professionalism and unparalleled personality. As a street racer in the mid-1990’s, he was there at the inception of the import scene in Southern California which lent itself as the inspiration for The Fast & Furious movie franchise. The…
 
Pick an industry, any industry, then sit down and try and figure out how to revolutionize it. Think about the idea behind it, the hours, months and years you’d have to put in, and then about how all that hard work could possibly end up in failure. Could you do it? Could you work 100+ hours per week only to “maybe” succeed in five, ten or fifteen ye…
 
There you are, a fourteen-year old kid, sitting at home. Then one day your father walks into the room and asks you if want to take a little ride across the continental United States with some of his buddies in a late 1970s Dodge van. For most kids, a ride like this might have consisted of stopping here and there to see the sights and then maybe, vi…
 
If you’re looking for automotive truth, regardless of the medium, then look no further than Jason Cammisa. His award-winning two-decade career has earned him Senior and Technical Editor positions at several major U.S. car magazines, millions of YouTube views, and a large and fervent social media following. His reviews aren’t opinion pieces; but ins…
 
Kevin Wesley has been into cars since he was a kid. Inspired mostly by watching his father working on projects, his introduction to road racing began with his brother’s SVO Mustang in the early 90’s. His passion really took off in 1993 while working with Mopar Action Magazine where he was invited to participate in their Vintage American 1969 Plymou…
 
Jonny Smith of The Late Brake Show on YouTube has done quite a bit in his automotive career. From co-hosting the UK automotive program Fifth Gear, to Mud Sweat and Gears on BBC America, to writing for such publications as Car Magazine and Classic Car, Jonny has seemingly done it all. As an enthusiast of electric vehicles, Jonny also built and held …
 
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia by a family of automotive enthusiasts, Ron Baugh’s automotive obsession began when he uttered his first word, “FRUCK” while pointing to a passing big rig. Automotive magazines littered his home and by age four Ron was already trying to convince his grandfather to trade his old pickup in for a new one so he could customize…
 
If you don't ever utter the phrase “Don’t worry, I know a guy,” then you’ve been hanging out in the wrong circles. In the world of cars, that guy everyone should know is a gentleman by the name of Vincent Russo. For the unfamiliar, Vinny has been a fixture in the automotive community for more than a decade, making a name for himself at such compani…
 
A lifestyle automotive brand, Petrolicious has carved out a unique niche for itself by providing its audience with some of the best automotive videos on the internet. From beautiful barn find Fords, to some of the most eclectic and exotic automobiles the world has ever seen, Petrolicious had done a great job of curating the best machines on the pla…
 
Last seen almost 25-years ago, the Ford Bronco is arguably one of the most iconic nameplates in the automotive world. First introduced in 1965 for the 1966 model year, it was touted as the go anywhere and over anything alternative to just about everything that was on the road. It was small, attractive and rugged and gave enthusiasts their first tas…
 
Take one 1949 Ford F1 pickup truck. Add a full-tube race chassis, a raced prepped Cummins diesel with compound turbochargers, and an insane builder/racer named Scotty Birdsall. Do that, and maybe, just maybe, you too could set a world record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and in the process best one of the oldest, and most well-respected automakers t…
 
Dan Stoner and Mike Musto have been in this business for quite some time. Stoner comes from the world of big advertising and publishing before coming to Hemmings, while Musto made a name for himself as an automotive journalist and show creator. What do they have in common? Well, everything and nothing. They’ve got different tastes in cars and are b…
 
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