Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast

Nice! The Garage Hour goons are back from their Ukrainian espionage collusion sabatical (those tanks won't fork themselves, or how I learned to love Uncle Donald's Javelins), and it's time for cars, trucks, beers and guns.

Because what you drive and how you drive it is never far from a good man's radar, the Gearhead Consultancy chats about what's wrong with drivers these days (ball bearings), and how the advance of technology in your car is making you dumber, less competent and an embarrassment to first-world excuses.

This episode is live (to tape) from Protector Brewery and their founder and head bottle-washer, Sean "Where's My SCAR?" Haggerty, details the brewery's expansion plans, as well as his newest beers and upcoming supersauce (ahem, it's pronounced "lager") for your Oktoberfest pleasure.

Because we know you love it, there's a crapton of random awesomeness too: the Prius ban, drivers versus motorcyclists, hipster Harleys (tight pants and scooters), zippering in traffic, used TOW missiles ("... And WHEN did you use them?"), the tech disconnect and why lane splitting matters.

Direct download: HWGH061219mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Nice!  The Garage Hour goons are back from their Ukrainian espionage collusion sabatical (those tanks won't fork themselves, or how I learned to love Uncle Donald's Javelins), and it's time for cars, trucks, beers and guns.

Because what you drive and how you drive it is never far from a good man's radar, the Gearhead Consultancy chats about what's wrong with drivers these days (ball bearings), and how the advance of technology in your car is making you dumber, less competent and an embarrassment to first-world excuses.

This episode is live (to tape) from Protector Brewery and their founder and head bottle-washer, Sean "Where's My SCAR?" Haggerty, details the brewery's expansion plans, as well as his newest beers and upcoming supersauce (ahem, it's pronounced "lager") for your Oktoberfest pleasure.

Because we know you love it, there's a crapton of random awesomeness too: the Prius ban, drivers versus motorcyclists, hipster Harleys (tight pants and scooters), zippering in traffic, used TOW missiles ("... And WHEN did you use them?"), the tech disconnect and why lane splitting matters.

Direct download: HWGH061219.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy gathered at Protector Brewery to chat with Mike from San Diego County Gun Owners about the state of your freedoms in the third-world kleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and Protector Team 1 leader Sean Haggerty joined in, #becauseinteresting.

The episode revolves around gun laws in San Diego, SoCal and worldwide, including updates on your access to a CCW in San Diego, and how to get them from Sheriff Bill "Ruby Ridge" Gore, SDCGO's CCW meetings, the "Week of Freedom" and how generous Americans nationwide helped 700,000 CA residents buy more than 2,000,000 10+round magazines.  Mike also shines some sunlight on the assault politicians in Sacramento, who seek to drive their citizens into the desert by banning gun shows, and the legal black hole caused by politicians using red-flag laws for political gain.  Or Cain.  Both.

There's also a look at 2A-thinking around the world as Europe's slow sinking under the weight of invaders from the lawless Middle East drives citizens of European nations to clamor for 2A-style rights, as well as new castle-style protections in Indiana, Florida, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The Garage Hour also reflects on memories of the Roof Koreans, and how the Second Amendment kept a lot of people safe during the LA riots.

Yeah, which riots, right?  Freakin' Los Angeles.  Then there was yummy Protector beer.

Direct download: HWGH05019mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy gathered at Protector Brewery to chat with Mike from San Diego County Gun Owners about the state of your freedoms in the third-world kleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and Protector Team 1 leader Sean Haggerty joined in, #becauseinteresting.

The episode revolves around gun laws in San Diego, SoCal and worldwide, including updates on your access to a CCW in San Diego, and how to get them from Sheriff Bill "Ruby Ridge" Gore, SDCGO's CCW meetings, the "Week of Freedom" and how generous Americans nationwide helped 700,000 CA residents buy more than 2,000,000 10+round magazines.  Mike also shines some sunlight on the assault politicians in Sacramento, who seek to drive their citizens into the desert by banning gun shows, and the legal black hole caused by politicians using red-flag laws for political gain.  Or Cain.  Both.

There's also a look at 2A-thinking around the world as Europe's slow sinking under the weight of invaders from the lawless Middle East drives citizens of European nations to clamor for 2A-style rights, as well as new castle-style protections in Indiana, Florida, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.  The Garage Hour also reflects on memories of the Roof Koreans, and how the Second Amendment kept a lot of people safe during the LA riots.

Yeah, which riots, right?  Freakin' Los Angeles.  Then there was yummy Protector beer.

Direct download: HWGH05019.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Holy carp!  Too much good stuff (and a bunch of random hilarity, because gearhead).  This Garage Hour was a gathering of the goon squad, based on no reason other than it's awesome.  From stalwart cohosting machine Diesel Ayatollah, Basso Profundo himself (Chef Jeff) and an operational (when not operating) Gringo Rich, to the threat of FNG weather with newb cohosts Ryan and Kevin (to name a few), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort keeps this thing on the rails... for about 30 seconds.

Apparently, eight gearheads, blowtorches, bolts, Blues Brothers, barbecue, beers and a garage adds up to gearhead talk-radio genius.  Then it's all cars, trucks, beers and guns, plus the aforementioned stuff and some mentioned aft:

Banning Priuses from the Mumford lane?  Obviously.  Banning Burns Co. slant-drilling in New York?  It's in there.  The end of good rock?  Clocked it.  E46 BMWs for fun and VANOS repair?  Yup.  Burns Slant-Drilling Company?  Worked there.  Skeet surfing?  Every Wednesday.  Gearhead must-watch movies?  Listed some.  The taste of ATF?  Not as good as a Pineapple Grenade from Protector Brewery.

Also, according to this bunch, Bullitt is now anti-albino, the top shelves are genetic victim markers, Jeeps are born seeking repair-victim status, all aftermarket wheels are potential dealership victims, and trannies are supposed to stay between the (frame) rails.  Then they make sure to insult or offend Moe Sislack, Bob "Catfish" Filner, work gloves, power steering, Mercedez-Benz engine designers, Persian mechanics, cartoons, snowflakes, bulls and Huffy.  So much.

#Becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH042619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

Holy carp!  Too much good stuff (and a bunch of random hilarity, because gearhead).  This Garage Hour was a gathering of the goon squad, based on no reason other than it's awesome.  From stalwart cohosting machine Diesel Ayatollah, Basso Profundo himself (Chef Jeff) and an operational (when not operating) Gringo Rich, to the threat of FNG weather with newb cohosts Ryan and Kevin (to name a few), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort keeps this thing on the rails... for about 30 seconds.

Apparently, eight gearheads, blowtorches, bolts, Blues Brothers, barbecue, beers and a garage adds up to gearhead talk-radio genius.  Then it's all cars, trucks, beers and guns, plus the aforementioned stuff and some mentioned aft:

Banning Priuses from the Mumford lane?  Obviously.  Banning Burns Co. slant-drilling in New York?  It's in there.  The end of good rock?  Clocked it.  E46 BMWs for fun and VANOS repair?  Yup.  Burns Slant-Drilling Company?  Worked there.  Skeet surfing?  Every Wednesday.  Gearhead must-watch movies?  Listed some.  The taste of ATF?  Not as good as a Pineapple Grenade from Protector Brewery.

Also, according to this bunch, Bullitt is now anti-albino, the top shelves are genetic victim markers, Jeeps are born seeking repair-victim status, all aftermarket wheels are potential dealership victims, and trannies are supposed to stay between the (frame) rails.  Then they make sure to insult or offend Moe Sislack, Bob "Catfish" Filner, work gloves, power steering, Mercedez-Benz engine designers, Persian mechanics, cartoons, snowflakes, bulls and Huffy.  So much.

#Becausegearhead

Direct download: HWGH042619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:16am EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy assembled for another late-night garaging session to turn some enviroweenie tropes into tasty tripe (emotionally charged watermelon environmentalism makes good eatin').  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was joined by mechanical man Gringo Rich, and the two broke in fresh new cohost and homebrewer extraodinaire Agent Neighbor.  The junior G-Man was wise enough to show up carrying a keg, so he got along alright.

Discussions got down to the brass ticky-tacks right quick, exploring the downsides of hybrid and electric cars (cost, inefficiency, toxicity, value, etc), solar (what's good for your roof ain't good for the neighborhood), wind (condor Cuisinarts do not make chicken) and biking to work (how many bags of groceries did you pick up on the way home?). There was also a serious melon-balling of all this lofty - and baseless - environmental cotton-candy, because hyperbole that appeals to hipsters, narcisists and sychophants does not a very merry reality make.

It's not all ball bearings, though - there are good elements to every bad idea, and these mechanical minds can find them, or get sauced trying.  It's not the technology's fault, after all, but the fools forcing a 9-volt into a AA hole.

There was also talk of beer: Protector's Pineapple Grenade and Berserker, Garage Brewing's Porter, the luscious and lethal Quadrangle, and Agent Neighbor's sublime pale.  Music?  Soundgarden, the Farmers, Deadbolt, the Crow soundtrack, Stone Temple Pilots, plus Crow's Nest and Red Rock.

Direct download: HWGH040619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy assembled for another late-night garaging session to turn some enviroweenie tropes into tasty tripe (emotionally charged watermelon environmentalism makes good eatin').  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was joined by mechanical man Gringo Rich, and the two broke in fresh new cohost and homebrewer extraodinaire Agent Neighbor.  The junior G-Man was wise enough to show up carrying a keg, so he got along alright.

Discussions got down to the brass ticky-tacks right quick, exploring the downsides of hybrid and electric cars (cost, inefficiency, toxicity, value, etc), solar (what's good for your roof ain't good for the neighborhood), wind (condor Cuisinarts do not make chicken) and biking to work (how many bags of groceries did you pick up on the way home?). There was also a serious melon-balling of all this lofty - and baseless - environmental cotton-candy, because hyperbole that appeals to hipsters, narcisists and sychophants does not a very merry reality make.

It's not all ball bearings, though - there are good elements to every bad idea, and these mechanical minds can find them, or get sauced trying.  It's not the technology's fault, after all, but the fools forcing a 9-volt into a AA hole.

There was also talk of beer: Protector's Pineapple Grenade and Berserker, Garage Brewing's Porter, the luscious and lethal Quadrangle, and Agent Neighbor's sublime pale.  Music?  Soundgarden, the Farmers, Deadbolt, the Crow soundtrack, Stone Temple Pilots, plus Crow's Nest and Red Rock.

Direct download: HWGH040619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:57am EDT

Cheffing beer with the philosopher beermakers... The Garage Hour goons got their guns to Burning Beard for a serious hour of brewing business in San Diego's East County, including cursed locations, the tipping point for critical brewery mass, the importance of cultivating good retailers, and rebranding your failures.  There's fancy beers like New Damage, regular Normcore, Old Banksy and Du Hast (some appearing in cans!), and some of the most elemental details of the Wondertwins' upcoming third-anniversary party at the Beard (April 13 - act fast, espcially if you like Alice in Chains, Faith No More, the Allman Brothers or Deep Purple).

The Beard has the best jukebox in the world, and we always end up talking music too - everything from Chris Cornell in retrospect, Audioslave in Fallujah, and Filner in a headlock. There was also the Fiends, Deadbolt, a Foreigner/Asia/Saga shunt, and a minute or two on the upcoming Burning Beard Fight Club.

Just add Jeff "Sideburns" Weidekr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass (plus .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, the Lovely and Tolerant Karen and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort): it's gearhead talk radio.

Direct download: HWGH031919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

Cheffing beer with the philosopher beermakers... The Garage Hour goons got their guns to Burning Beard for a serious hour of brewing business in San Diego's East County, including cursed locations, the tipping point for critical brewery mass, the importance of cultivating good retailers, and rebranding your failures.  There's fancy beers like New Damage, regular Normcore, Old Banksy and Du Hast (some appearing in cans!), and some of the most elemental details of the Wondertwins' upcoming third-anniversary party at the Beard (April 13 - act fast, espcially if you like Alice in Chains, Faith No More, the Allman Brothers or Deep Purple).

The Beard has the best jukebox in the world, and we always end up talking music too - everything from Chris Cornell in retrospect, Audioslave in Fallujah, and Filner in a headlock. There was also the Fiends, Deadbolt, a Foreigner/Asia/Saga shunt, and a minute or two on the upcoming Burning Beard Fight Club.

Just add Jeff "Sideburns" Weidekr and Mike "Tape Deck" Maass (plus .45 Phil, Chef Jeff, the Lovely and Tolerant Karen and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort): it's gearhead talk radio.

Direct download: HWGH031919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Too much good stuff!  This Garage Hour Reload had everything from tannerite to OJ's Bronco and short-course off-road racing to Elsinore VS Glen Helen, 'froading in SoCal, Blackstar Canyon, the Zip-It Hippie shirt and pistolized Mosin Nagants. It devolves into a board meeting about the first-ever Garage Hour Gun Getogether.

The studio and all lines were infested with cohosts, including the boys from Second Amendment Clothing, Nacho from Wisconsin, Gainfully Employed Dave, Mr. Dustin, Vitamin "E" (also from Wisco) and disaster-master Justin Fort's little brother Johnny.

Backed by the Top Taxpayer Mix (also known as the Mr. Dustin, Top Earner Mix) and a lot of t-shirt cannons, this is a throwback worth keeping.

Direct download: HWGH050810mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Too much good stuff!  This Garage Hour Reload had everything from tannerite to OJ's Bronco and short-course off-road racing to Elsinore VS Glen Helen, 'froading in SoCal, Blackstar Canyon, the Zip-It Hippie shirt and pistolized Mosin Nagants. It devolves into a board meeting about the first-ever Garage Hour Gun Getogether.

The studio and all lines were infested with cohosts, including the boys from Second Amendment Clothing, Nacho from Wisconsin, Gainfully Employed Dave, Mr. Dustin, Vitamin "E" (also from Wisco) and disaster-master Justin Fort's little brother Johnny.

Backed by the Top Taxpayer Mix (also known as the Mr. Dustin, Top Earner Mix) and a lot of t-shirt cannons, this is a throwback worth keeping.

Direct download: HWGH050810.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

Tactical thinking makes good beer.  Live from prominent projector Protector Brewery: the Garage Hour goons invaded Protector's beer concentration and tortured Sean Haggerty (SEAL Team 5 and Protector Team 1) with rainy day traffic until he told us tales of brewing Berserker (cherry puré infusion!), Beast Mod (friendlier when you pet it), and Pineapple Grenade (it's about the gravity).  Then Sean swung for the fence, and we captured two segments dense with great beer technique, including frozen infusion, CO2 and good water, feeding sugar, making nice with yeast, and why learning to embrace the suck is a watershed moment for beermakers and warfighters both.

Because it's the Beeralani Maker's District, the Gearhead Consultancy also purloined Guillermo Nasser of Collective Culture, the new #kombuchery going in next door.  He's going to bring #funkyferments to the masses (and promised to make some with a buzz).  Alongside he and Sean, there's bald tires, hail and lightning, the Liberator Taster Paddle (are you man enough?), veteran businessmen and Protector at Miramar.  Who are you to resist?

Direct download: HWGH032019mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Tactical thinking makes good beer.  Live from prominent projector Protector Brewery: the Garage Hour goons invaded Protector's beer concentration and tortured Sean Haggerty (SEAL Team 5 and Protector Team 1) with rainy day traffic until he told us tales of brewing Berserker (cherry puré infusion!), Beast Mod (friendlier when you pet it), and Pineapple Grenade (it's about the gravity).  Then Sean swung for the fence, and we captured two segments dense with great beer technique, including frozen infusion, CO2 and good water, feeding sugar, making nice with yeast, and why learning to embrace the suck is a watershed moment for beermakers and warfighters both.

Because it's the Beeralani Maker's District, the Gearhead Consultancy also purloined Guillermo Nasser of Collective Culture, the new #kombuchery going in next door.  He's going to bring #funkyferments to the masses (and promised to make some with a buzz).  Alongside he and Sean, there's bald tires, hail and lightning, the Liberator Taster Paddle (are you man enough?), veteran businessmen and Protector at Miramar.  Who are you to resist?

Direct download: HWGH032019.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

Grab some Garage Hour for the perfect in-garage chat session: Gringo Rich joins Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for nothing but gearhead.

Interested in coatings for the new steel on your old truck?  Just say spray paint!  Gotten a ticket(s) from the CHP?  They do a tough job, honestly or not - just take the ticket... Did you know about their their ongoing cold war with the SDPD?  Are you at Tierra del Sol this year?  We weren't (and why).  Tired of stupid designs that only seem to require you to invest in more stupid designs?  Thanks, post-Jobs Apple...  Do you think that needless government bureaucracy and masterminding is the ruin of innovation?  Ever been to a show at the Casbah in San Diego (thanks, Chef!) or the Col Ballroom in Davenport?  Remember John Deere's Earth-bending monster electromagnet?  Did you applaud when everyone on the planet told PETA to go F! itself when it went after Steve Irwin?  Think drive-by-wire is dangerous?

With a little help from Pineapple Grenade (via Protector Brewery), Powder 1, Rock Hound, Savage Off-Road, Addicted Off-Road and Krylon... We are you.

Direct download: HWGH030219mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

Grab some Garage Hour for the perfect in-garage chat session: Gringo Rich joins Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for nothing but gearhead.

Interested in coatings for the new steel on your old truck?  Just say spray paint!  Gotten a ticket(s) from the CHP?  They do a tough job, honestly or not - just take the ticket... Did you know about their their ongoing cold war with the SDPD?  Are you at Tierra del Sol this year?  We weren't (and why).  Tired of stupid designs that only seem to require you to invest in more stupid designs?  Thanks, post-Jobs Apple...  Do you think that needless government bureaucracy and masterminding is the ruin of innovation?  Ever been to a show at the Casbah in San Diego (thanks, Chef!) or the Col Ballroom in Davenport?  Remember John Deere's Earth-bending monster electromagnet?  Did you applaud when everyone on the planet told PETA to go F! itself when it went after Steve Irwin?  Think drive-by-wire is dangerous?

With a little help from Pineapple Grenade (via Protector Brewery), Powder 1, Rock Hound, Savage Off-Road, Addicted Off-Road and Krylon... We are you.

Direct download: HWGH030219.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

You don't duck curveballs, you hit them: when a planned episode with SEAL Team 5er and Protector Brewery lead Sean Hannity was derailed by a $8200 San Diego parking ticket (rumor has it they'll take a kidney and his childhood home in trade), the Garage Hour kidnapped Beer Servatrix and willing cohost Ashleigh and random awesomeness ensued.

New beers at Protector?  We've got the list.  New Jersey?  We've been there (and ain't going back, family home or not).  Suicidal geese?  Someone call DPS.  Tactical shotgun VS three-gun?  We chat style, preference and transitions with a deputy sheriff.  Sheriff's sidearms?  Yes, they do, often with front arms.  Fur torpedoes?  They like beer.  Best Coast Beer Fest?  We're planning to be there with our buddies from Protector.  Portland VS Seattle VS Ocean Beach grossfest?  Someone grab the hydrogen peroxide and a band-aid.  Crowlers VS canlers?  They're better full.  Richard Keil & Happy Gilmore?  Well, we were already being awesome...  Blazing Saddles & Spaceballs?  Thank goodness.

Yup.  Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH021519mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

You don't duck curveballs, you hit them: when a planned episode with SEAL Team 5er and Protector Brewery lead Sean Hannity was derailed by a $8200 San Diego parking ticket (rumor has it they'll take a kidney and his childhood home in trade), the Garage Hour kidnapped Beer Servatrix and willing cohost Ashleigh and random awesomeness ensued.

New beers at Protector?  We've got the list.  New Jersey?  We've been there (and ain't going back, family home or not).  Suicidal geese?  Someone call DPS.  Tactical shotgun VS three-gun?  We chat style, preference and transitions with a deputy sheriff.  Sheriff's sidearms?  Yes, they do, often with front arms.  Fur torpedoes?  They like beer.  Best Coast Beer Fest?  We're planning to be there with our buddies from Protector.  Portland VS Seattle VS Ocean Beach grossfest?  Someone grab the hydrogen peroxide and a band-aid.  Crowlers VS canlers?  They're better full.  Richard Keil & Happy Gilmore?  Well, we were already being awesome...  Blazing Saddles & Spaceballs?  Thank goodness.

Yup.  Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH021519.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

The gearhead goons got together at Protector Brewery for a night with fine ale, fast friends and at least one microphone.  Target topics were the new beers coming to our home brewery (including a new S.M.A.S.H. and a hazy IPA called "Man In the Arena" - Gringo Rich's new fave, whether or not he got the quote right).

Other goodness happened too: cold-weather tales of frozen nose-hair, 50mph winds in the North Atlantic and waves full of icebergs, the upcoming Best Coat Beer Fest, iron-butt riders on the Baja 1000 (and 2000), Dust to Glory versus Endless Winter, and how Los Angeles framed Roger Rabbit.

... And we take a swing at Chef Jeff's old man, Randy Hall, who just published his Kawasaki coffee table book - Lean, Mean & Lime Green (back when the good old days really were).

We're not professional, we're just drawn that way.

Direct download: HWGH020919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:07am EDT

The gearhead goons got together at Protector Brewery for a night with fine ale, fast friends and at least one microphone.  Target topics were the new beers coming to our home brewery (including a new S.M.A.S.H. and a hazy IPA called "Man In the Arena" - Gringo Rich's new fave, whether or not he got the quote right).

Other goodness happened too: cold-weather tales of frozen nose-hair, 50mph winds in the North Atlantic and waves full of icebergs, the upcoming Best Coat Beer Fest, iron-butt riders on the Baja 1000 (and 2000), Dust to Glory versus Endless Winter, and how Los Angeles framed Roger Rabbit.

... And we take a swing at Chef Jeff's old man, Randy Hall, who just published his Kawasaki coffee table book - Lean, Mean & Lime Green (back when the good old days really were).

We're not professional, we're just drawn that way.

Direct download: HWGH020919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

From OCD HQ (Gringo Rich's garage - Location A-2), the Gearhead Consultancy spells out some of the logical, political and humanity-eroding failings of robots driving cars and autodrive anything. It's not just simple concerns like bad electronic eyes and soft logic, either: Who's liable? What happens to skillsets and responsibility? Why let some pearl-clutching toolbox in congress decide you can't hack it?

Asimov's Three Rules of Robotics are valid until they're not. We know why, and you should too.  There's lots of things robots and computers can't do that overlap with things they shouldn't do.  Aside from the liability of non-responsibility and the meddling of incompetent, ignorant or invasive politicians (thrice redundant), the peril of two-tier laws and robot protectionism (victim status, anyone?), there's simple (or simply unachievable) issues with road lines, gravel or snow and ice, plus odd lighting, sun flares and the mightiest screw of them all: other humans' behaviors.

Robots are coming to get us, unless we get them first - go read "I, Robot" and email us in the morning.

Direct download: HWGH020819mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:17am EDT

From OCD HQ (Gringo Rich's garage - Location A-2), the Gearhead Consultancy spells out some of the logical, political and humanity-eroding failings of robots driving cars and autodrive anything. It's not just simple concerns like bad electronic eyes and soft logic, either: Who's liable? What happens to skillsets and responsibility? Why let some pearl-clutching toolbox in congress decide you can't hack it?

Asimov's Three Rules of Robotics are valid until they're not. We know why, and you should too.  There's lots of things robots and computers can't do that overlap with things they shouldn't do.  Aside from the liability of non-responsibility and the meddling of incompetent, ignorant or invasive politicians (thrice redundant), the peril of two-tier laws and robot protectionism (victim status, anyone?), there's simple (or simply unachievable) issues with road lines, gravel or snow and ice, plus odd lighting, sun flares and the mightiest screw of them all: other humans' behaviors.

Robots are coming to get us, unless we get them first - go read "I, Robot" and email us in the morning.

 

Direct download: HWGH020819.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:11am EDT

Serious episode. Seriously.

The Garage Hour gathered at Location A to smack around some thoughts about the concept of mandatory - that's 100% of cars, people - breathalyzers, as proposed by pearl-clutching Democrat elitist Dingle (Dingo?) from Michigan. Hey lady, why don't you unscrew Detroit first?

Guilty until proven innocent is not very American, but statist officials want to make you prove you're sober before you drive. Seem silly? Huge overreach? Anti-reality? Not only that, the logistics of actually equipping all cars with these devices (don't say "new" if you expect to be taken seriously - slippery slope, here), not to mention the cost, might be literally impossible. Also, the punishment would largely target the innocent, and be hugely regressive.

After a chat about how politicians are after gearheads (and every other geek), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and the (Angry) Diesel Ayatollah get down to business: reasons why 100% breathalyzers is a bad idea, and a lot of good ideas that will actually reduce drunk driving. That, plus a few words about Superstition 2019 and Air Force One.

Direct download: HWGH012619mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Serious episode. Seriously.

The Garage Hour gathered at Location A to smack around some thoughts about the concept of mandatory - that's 100% of cars, people - breathalyzers, as proposed by pearl-clutching Democrat elitist Dingle (Dingo?) from Michigan. Hey lady, why don't you unscrew Detroit first?

Guilty until proven innocent is not very American, but statist officials want to make you prove you're sober before you drive. Seem silly? Huge overreach? Anti-reality? Not only that, the logistics of actually equipping all cars with these devices (don't say "new" if you expect to be taken seriously - slippery slope, here), not to mention the cost, might be literally impossible. Also, the punishment would largely target the innocent, and be hugely regressive.

After a chat about how politicians are after gearheads (and every other geek), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and the (Angry) Diesel Ayatollah get down to business: reasons why 100% breathalyzers is a bad idea, and a lot of good ideas that will actually reduce drunk driving. That, plus a few words about Superstition 2019 and Air Force One.

Direct download: HWGH012619.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

What'cha like?  The big drop-in at Sand Dam?  Shooting the sand to reach the rocks?  Robbie Gordon VS in-car cameras?  Truggies and Miatas?  San Diego 4-Wheelers?  The annual Superstition Run?  Got'cha covered; it's in here.  Also in here is Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies and Glenn Danzig on stage, Ranger hatred, WRXs at Oldsmobile Hill, rollers for fun and profit, New York's "Connector", why old cop cars are cool and the Mexican Pursuit Superbird.

... YOU try spending two straight days off-roading then driving 100 miles straight to the studio, then doing an hour of killer gearhead talk on two-hours sleep.  Yikes - thank God for good cohosts (we had Mr. Dustin, Straight Edge and the imperturbable David Lozeau along for the grinding halt of Justin Fort's mental function).

Direct download: HWGH011610mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

What'cha like?  The big drop-in at Sand Dam?  Shooting the sand to reach the rocks?  Robbie Gordon VS in-car cameras?  Truggies and Miatas?  San Diego 4-Wheelers?  The annual Superstition Run?  Got'cha covered; it's in here.  Also in here is Metallica, Suicidal Tendencies and Glenn Danzig on stage, Ranger hatred, WRXs at Oldsmobile Hill, rollers for fun and profit, New York's "Connector", why old cop cars are cool and the Mexican Pursuit Superbird.

... YOU try spending two straight days off-roading then driving 100 miles straight to the studio, then doing an hour of killer gearhead talk on two-hours sleep.  Yikes - thank God for good cohosts (we had Mr. Dustin, Straight Edge and the imperturbable David Lozeau along for the grinding halt of Justin Fort's mental function).

Direct download: HWGH011610.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

In a remarkable feat of staying on-topic, the Garage Hour assembled the Gearhead Consultancy and actually managed to talk about their favorite gifts for Those Who Turn Wrenches - for the whole show!

The Diesel Ayatollah breezed in for this in-garage episode.  Grab a mental wrench: goodies for the geekiest and greasiest, magazines in the (vapid) age of the web, Brock Yates, the Fummings, paying attention while driving (with #foundonroadawesome), and the Gift That Shall Not Be Named.

Because Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH122418mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

In a remarkable feat of staying on-topic, the Garage Hour assembled the Gearhead Consultancy and actually managed to talk about their favorite gifts for Those Who Turn Wrenches - for the whole show!

The Diesel Ayatollah breezed in for this in-garage episode.  Grab a mental wrench: goodies for the geekiest and greasiest, magazines in the (vapid) age of the web, Brock Yates, the Fummings, paying attention while driving (with #foundonroadawesome), and the Gift That Shall Not Be Named.

Because Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH122418.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Garage Hour reload: the Poseur List.  Everything you do to your ride that guarantees you're not cool (or just an idiot).  Worse - even if you aren't a schmuck, these are the build decisions make you look like one.  Everything from anti-tuning to bad towing, parts fighting parts, and stiff lifts, your embarrassments are cataloged.  We're here to help.

In pure Garage Hour tradition, Dirty Dave and Grizzly Chris ensured we got lost in other stuff - Greedo shot in the speedo, Blazing Haley, the new Pizza Port (now liquor), falling down drunk in your own front yard, and a chat with Tuna Pete from Barona Dragstrip.  Why not?  It's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH052210mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:53am EDT

Garage Hour reload: the Poseur List.  Everything you do to your ride that guarantees you're not cool (or just an idiot).  Worse - even if you aren't a schmuck, these are the build decisions make you look like one.  Everything from anti-tuning to bad towing, parts fighting parts, and stiff lifts, your embarrassments are cataloged.  We're here to help.

In pure Garage Hour tradition, Dirty Dave and Grizzly Chris ensured we got lost in other stuff - Greedo shot in the speedo, Blazing Haley, the new Pizza Port (now liquor), falling down drunk in your own front yard, and a chat with Tuna Pete from Barona Dragstrip.  Why not?  It's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH052210.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

The Garage Hour: we've been waiting for you.

What started out as the Garage Hour's famous "Gearhead Gifting" special rapidly veered off-course into fighting men (from dive-bombing presidents to white-sheet navy) and their weapons (from quad-.50 M-16 half-tracks to clip-pinging Garands), the toilet librarian, the growing hazard posed by a desperate Chinese military in the South Pacific, Silkworms, Phalanxes, the brown note and sage words from .45 Phil.

Gringo Rich and the Diesel Ayatollah join the fracas at Protector Brewery, where the Gearhead Consultancy sipped the lasted batch of Defender IPA, Baghdad Special and West Coast while lamenting the absence of The Juice and Pineapple Grenade (the beer).

Direct download: HWGH120718mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

The Garage Hour: we've been waiting for you.

What started out as the Garage Hour's famous "Gearhead Gifting" special rapidly veered off-course into fighting men (from dive-bombing presidents to white-sheet navy) and their weapons (from quad-.50 M-16 half-tracks to clip-pinging Garands), the toilet librarian, the growing hazard posed by a desperate Chinese military in the South Pacific, Silkworms, Phalanxes, the brown note and sage words from .45 Phil.

Gringo Rich and the Diesel Ayatollah join the fracas at Protector Brewery, where the Gearhead Consultancy sipped the lasted batch of Defender IPA, Baghdad Special and West Coast while lamenting the absence of The Juice and Pineapple Grenade (the beer).

Direct download: HWGH120718.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Ahhhh, Garage Hour.  Just the scratch for your #FBlackFriday itch - we've got standard-issue gen-Z and hipster harassment (you poor phone-zombie shopping fools), plus a whole lot of real-people stuff like duck, pheasant, goose and crane hunting (#skysteak), beers and drinking in France, shop-vacs, axis spins and the introduction of Chooch from Subie Stickers.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and gun-building machine Gringo Rich (#militaryhaircuts) also jumped on for this episode from Protector Brewery, which means whether you're proud of your #meatonastick or just want to #wandyourjerky, we've got your #gearheadfix.

Direct download: HWGH112418mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

Ahhhh, Garage Hour.  Just the scratch for your #FBlackFriday itch - we've got standard-issue gen-Z and hipster harassment (you poor phone-zombie shopping fools), plus a whole lot of real-people stuff like duck, pheasant, goose and crane hunting (#skysteak), beers and drinking in France, shop-vacs, axis spins and the introduction of Chooch from Subie Stickers.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and gun-building machine Gringo Rich (#militaryhaircuts) also jumped on for this episode from Protector Brewery, which means whether you're proud of your #meatonastick or just want to #wandyourjerky, we've got your #gearheadfix.

Direct download: HWGH112418.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

No fartin' around here: straight from the garage, the Gearhead Consultancy discusses its newfound free-to-we old-school monster Snap-On toolbox, as well as how to haul it without murdering all the people in traffic so unfortunate as to be in our rear-view.

The Garage Hour goons also dig into toolbox values, weight, dimensions, cleaning, lifting and unloading, how many guys it takes (and how many beers), craftsmanship, theft, moving, and how many urban campers can live in one.

More goodies: Baja 1000 border fun, tales of rock, roll, techno and new shows, Duramax versus EcoBoost, "real" versus Chinese straps, Found On Road Awesome, and what Navy guys call Iranian speedboats.

Direct download: HWGH111718mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

No fartin' around here: straight from the garage, the Gearhead Consultancy discusses its newfound free-to-we old-school monster Snap-On toolbox, as well as how to haul it without murdering all the people in traffic so unfortunate as to be in our rear-view.

The Garage Hour goons also dig into toolbox values, weight, dimensions, cleaning, lifting and unloading, how many guys it takes (and how many beers), craftsmanship, theft, moving, and how many urban campers can live in one.

More goodies: Baja 1000 border fun, tales of rock, roll, techno and new shows, Duramax versus EcoBoost, "real" versus Chinese straps, Found On Road Awesome, and what Navy guys call Iranian speedboats.

Direct download: HWGH111718.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

It's all ball-bearings nowadays, unless you're a gearhead on the Garage Hour: too many projects + not enough arms = late uploads.  Thanks for waiting around (we're worth it).

This one's a late-night special - Chef Jeff and Gringo Rich support Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's occupation of Protector Brewery's tasting room in the Beeralani Maker's District, but that's the only part that followed the plan.  From bleeding (brakes) to gears and axles (broken), the Consultancy immediately veers off into Nine Inch Nails, old motorcycles and snowblowers, the Belushi Effect and the 17-Year Old Effect.

The goons kidnapped Amanda from Protector to chat up their new brews too, including a S.M.A.S.H. named C2, a brut called Brutus and a fruit ale dubbed Berserker.  She knows more about beer than we do, plus she's pretty: yes, have some!

Direct download: HWGH100518mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

It's all ball-bearings nowadays, unless you're a gearhead on the Garage Hour: too many projects + not enough arms = late uploads.  Thanks for waiting around (we're worth it).

This one's a late-night special - Chef Jeff and Gringo Rich support Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's occupation of Protector Brewery's tasting room in the Beeralani Maker's District, but that's the only part that followed the plan.  From bleeding (brakes) to gears and axles (broken), the Consultancy immediately veers off into Nine Inch Nails, old motorcycles and snowblowers, the Belushi Effect and the 17-Year Old Effect.

The goons kidnapped Amanda from Protector to chat up their new brews too, including a S.M.A.S.H. named C2, a brut called Brutus and a fruit ale dubbed Berserker.  She knows more about beer than we do, plus she's pretty: yes, have some!

Direct download: HWGH100518.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

This is the inaugural Garage Hour Dude Food Chili Showoff, live from Protector Brewery.  This is also gearhead awesomeness.

#1:  Do you like chili?  We made four.  Ruben from Smoke 'N Aces' watermelon chili beat Chef Jeff's pork cushion chili verde for "People's Choice" by one vote.  Mr. G's salsa and two-bean chili and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's two-meat chilis were popular, but could not measure up to the professional chefs.

#2:  Do you remember where you were on 9/11?  We take a serious moment for reflections on where we were, why we re-enlisted, how we felt and how many Tomcats we scrambled on 9/11.

#3:  Do you want your multibillion-dollar car company to be headed by a pot-smoking vampire?  We debate Elon "Caligula" Musk and his progress in circling the drain.

Because we're awesome, that ain't all, folks.  Direct from Pizza-Wrench Monkey Oven Brewing, there's also halal VS anti-halal chili, why 3-D printed guns are a First Amendment before they're a Second Amendment issue, and sorry about the delayed upload - server issues.

Direct download: HWGH090818mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

This is the inaugural Garage Hour Dude Food Chili Showoff, live from Protector Brewery.  This is also gearhead awesomeness.

#1:  Do you like chili?  We made four.  Ruben from Smoke 'N Aces' watermelon chili beat Chef Jeff's pork cushion chili verde for "People's Choice" by one vote.  Mr. G's salsa and two-bean chili and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's two-meat chilis were popular, but could not measure up to the professional chefs.

#2:  Do you remember where you were on 9/11?  We take a serious moment for reflections on where we were, why we re-enlisted, how we felt and how many Tomcats we scrambled on 9/11.

#3:  Do you want your multibillion-dollar car company to be headed by a pot-smoking vampire?  We debate Elon "Caligula" Musk and his progress in circling the drain.

Because we're awesome, that ain't all, folks.  Direct from Pizza-Wrench Monkey Oven Brewing, there's also halal VS anti-halal chili, why 3-D printed guns are a First Amendment before they're a Second Amendment issue, and sorry about the delayed upload - server issues.

Direct download: HWGH090818.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

You can't get this kind'a gearhead awesomesauce without a license... or a warrant...  The Garage Hour goons assembled at Location A for an hour of hard parts and broken bits.  The Diesel Ayatollah and Gringo Rich performed a complete Harbor Freight compressor teardown during the show, much to Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's chagrin (poor bastard was trying to run a show...).

Once the fleer diaphragm and hoseplot dialopter were adjusted to spec, however, it was all trucks and rocks and bonk, with extensive tales from the depths of high-mountain Colorado.  Nothing like a weeklong diet of boulders, scree fields, knobby tires, murderous hyraxes and brewery after brewery to make the Ouray-Silverton-Durango off-roading mecca go like a champ - one of the best FJ Summits in memory.  Thanks to Rock Hound Off-Road and Marlin Crawler for making getting there (and get-back) possible.

Download yourself some Garage Hour now before Uncle Donald summons the Gearhead Consultancy to the Oval Office (because everything goes better in the garage).

 

Direct download: HWGH090118.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:59am EDT

You can't get this kind'a gearhead awesomesauce without a license... or a warrant...  The Garage Hour goons assembled at Location A for an hour of hard parts and broken bits.  The Diesel Ayatollah and Gringo Rich performed a complete Harbor Freight compressor teardown during the show, much to Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's chagrin (poor bastard was trying to run a show...).

Once the fleer diaphragm and hoseplot dialopter were adjusted to spec, however, it was all trucks and rocks and bonk, with extensive tales from the depths of high-mountain Colorado.  Nothing like a weeklong diet of boulders, scree fields, knobby tires, murderous hyraxes and brewery after brewery to make the Ouray-Silverton-Durango off-roading mecca go like a champ - one of the best FJ Summits in memory.  Thanks to Rock Hound Off-Road and Marlin Crawler for making getting there (and get-back) possible.

Download yourself some Garage Hour now before Uncle Donald summons the Gearhead Consultancy to the Oval Office (because everything goes better in the garage).

Direct download: HWGH090118mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:55am EDT

Why:  Cammies & Canines benefit at Protector Brewery with Half-Face Blades and Smoke'n Aces BBQ.

Who:  Garage Hour gearheads (.45 Phil and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort), Protector primary Sean Hannity, Smoke'n Aces proprietor Ruben Sandwich.

What:  Half-Face/Protector collaboration Dragonfruit-Watermelon near-lambic semi-shandy, The Juice (New England IPA), The Beast (on nitro!), Pineapple Grenade IPA, with special guest Helix Brewing's raspberry Acid Drop.

Where:  Protector Brewery in the Beeralani Maker's District off the Miramar service zone (turn at Camino Ruiz).

How:  gearheads talk geeksauce, including hot pig-tuned ARs, 6.- and 6.5 Creedmor, hot-rod 18650 batteries and flashlight culture, Glocks and their parties, "Border Wars" and "Class 234", plus good chili ala our long-serving Dude Food series.

Direct download: HWGH072818mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Why:  Cammies & Canines benefit at Protector Brewery with Half-Face Blades and Smoke'n Aces BBQ.

Who:  Garage Hour gearheads (.45 Phil and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort), Protector primary Sean Hannity, Smoke'n Aces proprietor Ruben Sandwich.

What:  Half-Face/Protector collaboration Dragonfruit-Watermelon near-lambic semi-shandy, The Juice (New England IPA), The Beast (on nitro!), Pineapple Grenade IPA, with special guest Helix Brewing's raspberry Acid Drop.

Where:  Protector Brewery in the Beeralani Maker's District off the Miramar service zone (turn at Camino Ruiz).

How:  gearheads talk geeksauce, including hot pig-tuned ARs, 6.- and 6.5 Creedmor, hot-rod 18650 batteries and flashlight culture, Glocks and their parties, "Border Wars" and "Class 234", plus good chili ala our long-serving Dude Food series.

Direct download: HWGH072818.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT

Breweries, wineries, meaderies, cideries, sakeries, distilleries, cofferies, salseries - it must be another episode in the Beeralani Makers' District with Protector Brewing.

The Garage Hour goons link up with Protector point-man and retired SEAL Sean Hannity...  sorry, Haggerty...  for an hour of fine sippin' with good beers, including the Beast, Pineapple Grenade IPA - .45 Phil's new favorite - and Punisher Pils.  Haggerty, .45 and a Canadian tourist also trade tales of things they brewerd and drank in Iraq, including Protector's first beer, a heff brewed in Ramadi called the Baghdad Special.  Then the cohosts kung-fu fight over fresh, delicious Mister G's salsa (courtesy of Mike the Duck).

From there, it's trucks and guns - Hostus Maximus and the Diesel Ayatollah go to town on trail-prep for a big run to Colorado's highlands, and everyone shares stories of their favorite assault rifle (It's a trick; get it? Anything you assault anyone with is an assault thing. Hit somebody with your phone and it's an assault phone. Hit someone with a meatball and you're an Italian grandmother. Grammar: use it right.)

It's the Garage Hour - because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH070818mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:18am EDT

Breweries, wineries, meaderies, cideries, sakeries, distilleries, cofferies, salseries - it must be another episode in the Beeralani Makers' District with Protector Brewing.

The Garage Hour goons link up with Protector point-man and retired SEAL Sean Hannity...  sorry, Haggerty...  for an hour of fine sippin' with good beers, including the Beast, Pineapple Grenade IPA - .45 Phil's new favorite - and Punisher Pils.  Haggerty, .45 and a Canadian tourist also trade tales of things they brewerd and drank in Iraq, including Protector's first beer, a heff brewed in Ramadi called the Baghdad Special.  Then the cohosts kung-fu fight over fresh, delicious Mister G's salsa (courtesy of Mike the Duck).

From there, it's trucks and guns - Hostus Maximus and the Diesel Ayatollah go to town on trail-prep for a big run to Colorado's highlands, and everyone shares stories of their favorite assault rifle (It's a trick; get it?  Anything you assault anyone with is an assault thing.  Hit somebody with your phone and it's an assault phone.  Hit someone with a meatball and you're an Italian grandmother.  Grammar: use it right.)

It's the Garage Hour - because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH070818.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

Garage Hour reload?  Yes, please.  The gearhead goons are joined in-studio by Colonel Rick Powell, who was (at the time) candidate for Califzuela's 78th Assembly District.

This episode explores Col. Powell's thoughts on the threat posed by California's bureaucracy to small business and regular folk, as well as DeTomaso Panteras, teaching kids to ride, boxers versus briefs, off-road gates and why access is important, and how common sense can be worn as a shield against the kleptobureaucracy of KA.

Direct download: HWGH072410.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

Garage Hour reload?  Yes, please.  The gearhead goons are joined in-studio by Colonel Rick Powell, who was (at the time) candidate for Califzuela's 78th Assembly District.

This episode explores Col. Powell's thoughts on the threat posed by California's bureaucracy to small business and regular folk, as well as DeTomaso Panteras, teaching kids to ride, boxers versus briefs, off-road gates and why access is important, and how common sense can be worn as a shield against the kleptobureaucracy of KA.

Direct download: HWGH072410mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

If you're a gearhead, a shooter, a vinyl fan, a brewer, if you like music or computers or old stereo equipment or hand-loading or woodworking, you're a geek - you dig your hobbies a little more than the average Joe.  Congrats, you're one of us, and that makes you a target of the bureaucracy.  Time to protect yourself by voting right: the Garage Hour is here to help.

Join .45 Phil (That Which Goes Bump in the Night), Silent Craig (Official Show Pencil Artist) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for an hour of details on the votes presented in choice-flooded San Diego (and why all those choices are a type of tyranny in their own right).

Remember, the only thing worse than making a bad choice is to make no choice at all (which is technically a bad choice too).

Hank Watson's Garage Hour - because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH060318mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

If you're a gearhead, a shooter, a vinyl fan, a brewer, if you like music or computers or old stereo equipment or hand-loading or woodworking, you're a geek - you dig your hobbies a little more than the average Joe.  Congrats, you're one of us, and that makes you a target of the bureaucracy.  Time to protect yourself by voting right: the Garage Hour is here to help.

Join .45 Phil (That Which Goes Bump in the Night), Silent Craig (Official Show Pencil Artist) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for an hour of details on the votes presented in choice-flooded San Diego (and why all those choices are a type of tyranny in their own right).

Remember, the only thing worse than making a bad choice is to make no choice at all (which is technically a bad choice too).

Hank Watson's Garage Hour - because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH060318.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:28am EDT

Garage Hour's Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and cohosting powerslab Chef Jeff join the boys from Burning Beard Brewing in their secret hilltop lair (apparently called Castle Beardenstien) to spin the best rock and roll (plus metal and punk) on vinyl while sipping fine local beers.  ... And because Mike "Tape Deck" Maass and Jeff "Captain Sideburns" Weideker wouldn't have it any other way, let's just list the goodness on this episode and get to the show:

Bands, in order of appearance: Creepy Creeps, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Electric Wizard, The Sword, KMFDM, 16 Volt, John Paul Jones, Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of the Stone Age, Faith No More, Booya Tribe, Die Krupps, Dwarves, Puny Human, Cramps, Mother Filner and the Mother Filners, Bitch Queens, Dio, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Ozbourne, Halford, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Voivod, Monolord, Mastodon, Led Zeppelin, Gwar, Les Claypool, Primus, Rush, Hawkwind, Hellacopters, Glucifer, Sinister, Volbeat, Gogol Bordello, Deadbolt, and the Reverend Horton Heat.

Beers, in order of appearance: El Jefe, Benchmark Table Beer, June Lake's Sasquatchito, Rogue Dead Guy, Protector, The Dude, and June Lake's Deer Down Brown.

When we're done, be sure to come see us with the Archduke of North Park and his barbershop quartet, "Soul-patch Seeking Sideburns".

Direct download: HWGH051118mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Garage Hour's Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and cohosting powerslab Chef Jeff join the boys from Burning Beard Brewing in their secret hilltop lair (apparently called Castle Beardenstien) to spin the best rock and roll (plus metal and punk) on vinyl while sipping fine local beers.  ... And because Mike "Tape Deck" Maass and Jeff "Captain Sideburns" Weideker wouldn't have it any other way, let's just list the goodness on this episode and get to the show:

Bands, in order of appearance: Creepy Creeps, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Electric Wizard, The Sword, KMFDM, 16 Volt, John Paul Jones, Them Crooked Vultures, Queens of the Stone Age, Faith No More, Booya Tribe, Die Krupps, Dwarves, Puny Human, Cramps, Mother Filner and the Mother Filners, Bitch Queens, Dio, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Ozbourne, Halford, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Voivod, Monolord, Mastodon, Led Zeppelin, Gwar, Les Claypool, Primus, Rush, Hawkwind, Hellacopters, Glucifer, Sinister, Volbeat, Gogol Bordello, Deadbolt, and the Reverend Horton Heat.

Beers, in order of appearance: El Jefe, Benchmark Table Beer, June Lake's Sasquatchito, Rogue Dead Guy, Protector, The Dude, and June Lake's Deer Down Brown.

When we're done, be sure to come see us with the Archduke of North Park and his barbershop quartet, "Soul-patch Seeking Sideburns".

Direct download: HWGH051118.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

These no-notes episodes are candy when they go right.  This Garage Hour reload has all the good stuff - NASCAR road racing, Colorado 4Runner Jamboree, camping on the hotel's lawn, cute chicks from New Zealand, engine racism, the cyclops eye, 3.55s versus 3.73s, old motocrossers trying new trucks, the Subaru Brat ("Trucknically, it's a car."), and ballahs with dollahs.

Tourist cohost Hoosier Eric ("Corn is always interesting.") joins Black Ryna (his first appearance) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for an hour of good trucks (with 40psi in the Goodyears), good parts (so long as you know your limitations), good off-roading (so long as you're not stuck behind a bunch'a dicks in Jeeps), good saves (don't forget your cranium) and good blowoff valves (if you like metal-on-metal violence).

Direct download: HWGH080710mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

These no-notes episodes are candy when they go right.  This Garage Hour reload has all the good stuff - NASCAR road racing, Colorado 4Runner Jamboree, camping on the hotel's lawn, cute chicks from New Zealand, engine racism, the cyclops eye, 3.55s versus 3.73s, old motocrossers trying new trucks, the Subaru Brat ("Trucknically, it's a car."), and ballahs with dollahs.

Tourist cohost Hoosier Eric ("Corn is always interesting.") joins Black Ryna (his first appearance) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for an hour of good trucks (with 40psi in the Goodyears), good parts (so long as you know your limitations), good off-roading (so long as you're not stuck behind a bunch'a dicks in Jeeps), good saves (don't forget your cranium) and good blowoff valves (if you like metal-on-metal violence).

Direct download: HWGH080710.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

You head out to your favorite trailhead for a fun day-run and BLAMMO! There's a yuge tank gate. Who installed it? Who locked it? Why's it there? Is the universal key enough to open that door or will you need an actual tank?

What's already a big problem in San Diego and the third-world kleptocracy of Kalifornistan can become a problem for you because your loss of access is driven by a mindset and an agenda, not real issues - look out, cats and kitties, THIS is watermelon environmentalism. The Garage Hour goons take a stab at this thorny issue and try to spur folks to pay attention. Recorded at the show's home brewery (Helix Brewing in La Mesa), the good gearheads at the Garage Hour might not raise everyone's alarms, but they're sure to raise some glasses...

The special guest-host on this episode is Morgan Murtaugh, who's running for the 53rd congressional district in central-southern San Diego county, and guess what, boys and girls? She likes guns.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_032218mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

You head out to your favorite trailhead for a fun day-run and BLAMMO! There's a yuge tank gate. Who installed it? Who locked it? Why's it there? Is the universal key enough to open that door or will you need an actual tank?

What's already a big problem in San Diego and the third-world kleptocracy of Kalifornistan can become a problem for you because your loss of access is driven by a mindset and an agenda, not real issues - look out, cats and kitties, THIS is watermelon environmentalism. The Garage Hour goons take a stab at this thorny issue and try to spur folks to pay attention. Recorded at the show's home brewery (Helix Brewing in La Mesa), the good gearheads at the Garage Hour might not raise everyone's alarms, but they're sure to raise some glasses...

The special guest-host on this episode is Morgan Murtaugh, who's running for the 53rd congressional district in central-southern San Diego county, and guess what, boys and girls? She likes guns.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_032218.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

Don't let the delay fool you - the Garage Hour goons have been up to their necks in parts (the good kind and the bad), but you can only do so much.  The Diesel Ayatollah, Dustin V2 (Mr. Pink?  You decide.) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort got back together in the Jeep Hole for an hour of tales from Tierra del Sol's annual Desert Safari, and this episode happened.

What's on tap for this episode?  One day of 'froading madness, with everything from FJ 9-coils ($5 a coil!), complicated driveshafts, kerploded hubs, portalled Jeeps, two-wheel drive Bugs, drooped leafs, Driveshaft Hill, bobbed 4Runners and WJs, full-time versus part-time four-wheel drive, viscous couplings, too many weird Jeeps, and why it's good not to flip your truck.

The usual Garage Hour digression was well in hand, with hybrid drivers versus public perception, Subaru CD players, post-Obamunism increases in car ownership, 40-eary old blenders and the wonder that is BlendTech's "Will It Blend" series, plus Stephen Seagal attempting to kill everyone in a restaurant.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_030618mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT

Don't let the delay fool you - the Garage Hour goons have been up to their necks in parts (the good kind and the bad), but you can only do so much.  The Diesel Ayatollah, Dustin V2 (Mr. Pink?  You decide.) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort got back together in the Jeep Hole for an hour of tales from Tierra del Sol's annual Desert Safari, and this episode happened.

What's on tap for this episode?  One day of 'froading madness, with everything from FJ 9-coils ($5 a coil!), complicated driveshafts, kerploded hubs, portalled Jeeps, two-wheel drive Bugs, drooped leafs, Driveshaft Hill, bobbed 4Runners and WJs, full-time versus part-time four-wheel drive, viscous couplings, too many weird Jeeps, and why it's good not to flip your truck.

The usual Garage Hour digression was well in hand, with hybrid drivers versus public perception, Subaru CD players, post-Obamunism increases in car ownership, 40-eary old blenders and the wonder that is BlendTech's "Will It Blend" series, plus Stephen Seagal attempting to kill everyone in a restaurant.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_030618.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Just when you thought it was safe…  No you didn't - hide your guns, hide your ammo: Spongebrain Brownpants and the third-world kleptocracy of Kalifornistan are out to get you and your Second Amendment rights. Reasonable, schmeasonable.

The Garage Hour goons are here to help: we captured Mike Schwartz of San Diego County Gun Owners and sometime cohost Matt "Killer" Klier of Active Shooter Defense School to discuss the state of firearms ownership in the failing state of California.  It's ugly and getting dumber, and your Constitutionally-guaranteed right to shoot, hunt, defend your home and person are in jeopardy.  The Garage Hour will help you understand how, and then ridicule someone foolish.

Direct download: HWGH010818mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

Just when you thought it was safe…  No you didn't - hide your guns, hide your ammo: Spongebrain Brownpants and the third-world kleptocracy of Kalifornistan are out to get you and your Second Amendment rights. Reasonable, schmeasonable.

The Garage Hour goons are here to help: we captured Mike Schwartz of San Diego County Gun Owners and sometime cohost Matt "Killer" Klier of Active Shooter Defense School to discuss the state of firearms ownership in the failing state of California.  It's ugly and getting dumber, and your Constitutionally-guaranteed right to shoot, hunt, defend your home and person are in jeopardy.  The Garage Hour will help you understand how, and then ridicule someone foolish.

 

 

Direct download: HWGH010818.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

Live from Helix Brewing Co in lovely industrial La Mesa, the Garage Hour goons have assembled to take a whack at Christmas gift shopping, in particular, buying gearhead bits (gifts included) via Craig's List.

FNG cohost Gringo Rich joins .45 Phil and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort to reveal his yearlong investigation/harassment of Craig's scammers, and between sips of fine Helix ales, the three chat up some of the essentials rules for shopping on the cash-and-carry geek goldmine that is the internet.

It's not all ball bearings nowadays, however: there's more desert racing, ORW at TDS 2018, the Helix water system (just say "flume"), dude versus chick Christmas gifts (Black Purses Matter) and the incomprehensible Purse Logic Black Hole, Silent Dennis and Not So Silent Craig, plus #ScrewIt.

Direct download: HWGH122017mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

Live from Helix Brewing Co in lovely industrial La Mesa, the Garage Hour goons have assembled to take a whack at Christmas gift shopping, in particular, buying gearhead bits (gifts included) via Craig's List.

FNG cohost Gringo Rich joins .45 Phil and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort to reveal his yearlong investigation/harassment of Craig's scammers, and between sips of fine Helix ales, the three chat up some of the essentials rules for shopping on the cash-and-carry geek goldmine that is the internet.

It's not all ball bearings nowadays, however: there's more desert racing, ORW at TDS 2018, the Helix water system (just say "flume"), dude versus chick Christmas gifts (Black Purses Matter) and the incomprehensible Purse Logic Black Hole, Silent Dennis and Not So Silent Craig, plus #ScrewIt.

Direct download: HWGH122017.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

From the fancy "nomnom" intro (because food-truck BLT) to the battle of one-upmanship that kills the session (because VW powa!), it's a great time for gearhead talk.  The Garage Hour goons assemble the consultancy for an hour about the Great American Beer Festival and diesel tuning ensued (Maximum Gearhead), but that's okay - you'd have done the same.

Joining the usual suspects (.45 Phil, Chef Jeff and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort) on-air were Instagram sensation "SDBeerTour" founder, Rob Strudel, as well as Garage Hour groupie sensations Jennifer and Blaire.  Why would we assemble this dreadnaught of talk-radio charm?  Because of new beers at Helix Brewing Co., the annual gathering of small glasses that is the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, wild and crazy beers versus asparagus beer (yup!), as well as Americans' irrational hatred of Miatas, the latest bush-fire rampage in San Diego, as well as a little taste of desert season and the how-big-is-your-engine melee that ruined everything.

Why not?  Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH120517mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

From the fancy "nomnom" intro (because food-truck BLT) to the battle of one-upmanship that kills the session (because VW powa!), it's a great time for gearhead talk.  The Garage Hour goons assemble the consultancy for an hour about the Great American Beer Festival and diesel tuning ensued (Maximum Gearhead), but that's okay - you'd have done the same.

Joining the usual suspects (.45 Phil, Chef Jeff and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort) on-air were Instagram sensation "SDBeerTour" founder, Rob Strudel, as well as Garage Hour groupie sensations Jennifer and Blaire.  Why would we assemble this dreadnaught of talk-radio charm?  Because of new beers at Helix Brewing Co., the annual gathering of small glasses that is the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, wild and crazy beers versus asparagus beer (yup!), as well as Americans' irrational hatred of Miatas, the latest bush-fire rampage in San Diego, as well as a little taste of desert season and the how-big-is-your-engine melee that ruined everything.

Why not?  Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH120517.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

It's beers and gears season in San Diego, and the Garage Hour goons are out visiting new makers of fine sippables like Protector Brewery (thanks to the support of Helix Brewing).

When one of our teams buddies suggested we needed to visit another teams guy making beer, who were we to refuse?  Sean from Protector has carved out a niche in San Diego's grand brewing scene by going 100% organic with his ingredients (it's harder than you think) but that's about where his beers stopped following any rules.  Protector's got a delightful - and eccentric - brigade of tastes and styles, and cohost/Master Guns .45 Phil joined Hostus Maximus Justin Fort on-air to sample as many as the taste buds would permit.

It's a Garage Hour that's heavy on the beer and not much else.

Direct download: HWGH120417.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

It's beers and gears season in San Diego, and the Garage Hour goons are out visiting new makers of fine sippables like Protector Brewery (thanks to the support of Helix Brewing).

When one of our teams buddies suggested we needed to visit another teams guy making beer, who were we to refuse?  Sean from Protector has carved out a niche in San Diego's grand brewing scene by going 100% organic with his ingredients (it's harder than you think) but that's about where his beers stopped following any rules.  Protector's got a delightful - and eccentric - brigade of tastes and styles, and cohost/Master Guns .45 Phil joined Hostus Maximus Justin Fort on-air to sample as many as the taste buds would permit.

It's a Garage Hour that's heavy on the beer and not much else.

Direct download: HWGH120417.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

The Garage Hour brain trust gets together to debate the great questions of our time.  Who's the better villain, Darth Vader or Little Bill Daggett?  You'd be surprised.  Who has more rights, your car or you?  Will Isaac Asimov or Mary Shelley's vision of the robots in our future prevail?  Will .45 Phil's September Temper spell the end of life on Planet Earth, or just wind up causing a pile of broken robots?  Can Crag Maxwell cross "choke out Che Guevara" off his list of crazy sh!t he never thought he'd get to do?

These questions and more (like Jagermeister versus Olde English, Morphine versus Spinal Tap, Nazis versus Imperial Stormtroopers, and Wikipedia's porn problem), all on this episode of Hank Watson's Garage Hour.  Get some, because now.

Direct download: HWGH092912.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

The Garage Hour brain trust gets together to debate the great questions of our time.  Who's the better villain, Darth Vader or Little Bill Daggett?  You'd be surprised.  Who has more rights, your car or you?  Will Isaac Asimov or Mary Shelley's vision of the robots in our future prevail?  Will .45 Phil's September Temper spell the end of life on Planet Earth, or just wind up causing a pile of broken robots?  Can Crag Maxwell cross "choke out Che Guevara" off his list of crazy sh!t he never thought he'd get to do?

These questions and more (like Jagermeister versus Olde English, Morphine versus Spinal Tap, Nazis versus Imperial Stormtroopers, and Wikipedia's porn problem), all on this episode of Hank Watson's Garage Hour.  Get some, because now.

Direct download: HWGH092912.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

Let's get right to it: the Garage Hour goons gathered for a glorious getogether goading the girl from the Ladies Off-Road Network, none other than Charlene Bower, and she brings it.  Jeeps and BFGs, Nittos and junkyards, Craig's parts and loud... women...  it's just what you ordered - another groovy Garage Hour.

Between sips of Helix's Praugenosis and the inimatable RNA red ale, the tales of tools and turbochargers quickly spin out of control.  Fortunately, that's how we like it.  Have yourself a Garage Hour, because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH100817.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

Let's get right to it: the Garage Hour goons gathered for a glorious getogether goading the girl from the Ladies Off-Road Network, none other than Charlene Bower, and she brings it.  Jeeps and BFGs, Nittos and junkyards, Craig's parts and loud... women...  it's just what you ordered - another groovy Garage Hour.

Between sips of Helix's Praugenosis and the inimatable RNA red ale, the tales of tools and turbochargers quickly spin out of control.  Fortunately, that's how we like it.  Have yourself a Garage Hour, because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH100817.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Reloaded Garage Hour gearhead awesomeness for you...  Hostus Maximus Justinius Rex and longtime superfan Nacho "K" scatter stories and shrapnel about desert racing w/ the old BFGoodrich crew (while grooving Goodyears, ironically).  Details include running from pit bikes and commiserating with federales, the men and the personalities of the Baja 1000 and/or 2000, Deadbolt, Frampton, stadium trucks, movies and Dougies.

There's also a call from Alex at the Coronado Classics - because vintage Trans-Am, obviously - and various diverging topics like nailguns at weddings, Bizarro Justin, Brown's Chicken in Naperville, rallycross, Operation Hipster Shield, the Festival of Beers at Lost Abbey Brewing, plus puking on Rainer.  Cohosts Dirty Dave and Grizzly Chris do their best to hold on.

Direct download: HWGH092609.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

Reloaded Garage Hour gearhead awesomeness for you...  Hostus Maximus Justinius Rex and longtime superfan Nacho "K" scatter stories and shrapnel about desert racing w/ the old BFGoodrich crew (while grooving Goodyears, ironically).  Details include running from pit bikes and commiserating with federales, the men and the personalities of the Baja 1000 and/or 2000, Deadbolt, Frampton, stadium trucks, movies and Dougies.

There's also a call from Alex at the Coronado Classics - because vintage Trans-Am, obviously - and various diverging topics like nailguns at weddings, Bizarro Justin, Brown's Chicken in Naperville, rallycross, Operation Hipster Shield, the Festival of Beers at Lost Abbey Brewing, plus puking on Rainer.  Cohosts Dirty Dave and Grizzly Chris do their best to hold on.

Direct download: HWGH092609.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:22pm EDT

Gearhead talk radio starts in the garage, and the Garage Hour goons got together in the Fletcher Hills compound to talk about their recent weeklong run to high-mountain Colorado.  Jeeps and leafs, Toyotas and tires, Silver Gulch, Imogene, Ouray and Ophir, plus trail-building and rotten weather, and you have a spectacular time on-trail: Dustin V2 and the Diesel Ayatollah join Hostus Maximus Justin Fort to talk about it all.

The truck-guy party gets even better as brave neighbors come over for sips and bits and the pile of new truck parts in the garage from Total Chaos and BDS Suspension.  Add a few growlers of Helix Brewing's "Honor, Not Inner" (a fine chocolatey stout) and "CentenniAll" (a one-hop pale), and we're in business.

We ARE cars, trucks, beers and guns.

PS>  By the way, the second hour of the show was mistakenly deleted during mixing (seriously - more than eight years on-air, hundreds of episodes, and that's never happened).  We'll do it over, once we've had enough to drink.  Promise.

Direct download: HWGH092317.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:28am EDT

Gearhead talk radio starts in the garage, and the Garage Hour goons got together in the Fletcher Hills compound to talk about their recent weeklong run to high-mountain Colorado.  Jeeps and leafs, Toyotas and tires, Silver Gulch, Imogene, Ouray and Ophir, plus trail-building and rotten weather, and you have a spectacular time on-trail: Dustin V2 and the Diesel Ayatollah join Hostus Maximus Justin Fort to talk about it all.

The truck-guy party gets even better as brave neighbors come over for sips and bits and the pile of new truck parts in the garage from Total Chaos and BDS Suspension.  Add a few growlers of Helix Brewing's "Honor, Not Inner" (a fine chocolatey stout) and "CentenniAll" (a one-hop pale), and we're in business.

We ARE cars, trucks, beers and guns.

PS>  By the way, the second hour of the show was mistakenly deleted during mixing (seriously - more than eight years on-air, hundreds of episodes, and that's never happened).  We'll do it over, once we've had enough to drink.  Promise.

Direct download: HWGH092317.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Vintage Garage Hour reload for you:  vintage cohosts Dirty Dave and Grizzly Chris show how digression is done in this episode, which reminds you why the Garage Hour's old slogan was "Intriguing or Offensive, but Never Boring".

Let's keep this simple:  Like dirty trucks?  Used truck parts?  Rallycross?  Used car logic?  Pike's Peak?  Cars that make you ugly?

How about WW2 history?  "Panther Soup"?  Tanks?  Fortresses?  Blowing things up?  

How about politics?  Khadaffi, Madoff, Dilbert, New Jersey, Commies and their holidays, or Monty "Walled Him Up In the Old Coke Oven" Burns, or Cash for Clunkers?

We've got it.  Come get it.

Direct download: HWGH091209.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

Vintage Garage Hour reload for you:  vintage cohosts Dirty Dave and Grizzly Chris show how digression is done in this episode, which reminds you why the Garage Hour's old slogan was "Intriguing or Offensive, but Never Boring".

Let's keep this simple:  Like dirty trucks?  Used truck parts?  Rallycross?  Used car logic?  Pike's Peak?  Cars that make you ugly?

How about WW2 history?  "Panther Soup"?  Tanks?  Fortresses?  Blowing things up?  

How about politics?  Khadaffi, Madoff, Dilbert, New Jersey, Commies and their holidays, or Monty "Walled Him Up In the Old Coke Oven" Burns, or Cash for Clunkers?

We've got it.  Come get it.

Direct download: HWGH091209.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

The Garage Hour goons got together at Helix Brewing for a late-night chat under the stars.  You can hear the freeway and WRXs going by at speed (with an HKS tweet!), you can hear the earth breathing, and you can hear the Diesel Ayatollah and Rob from Facetagram sensation "SD Beer Tour" chat about gears and beers with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort.  So much good stuff.

Gearhead?  This episode has crotch rockets at speed, taking care of your 12-volt battery, pride of ownership and why gearheads take better care of their bits, wenches in the garage, truck poseurs versus gas mileage, off-roading for the Persieds (and dragging a Prius behind), adaptable 4Runners, Palomar Mountain's curves, and going fast versus going too fast (and when is which).

Beers?  San Diego's very own Helix Brewing, Mosaicaholic, Stoner Moment and the Red Rufus, San Diego's beer fests in September, hazy versus lazy, and a little preamble of Helix's second birthday party on August 26.

Direct download: HWGH081617mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

The Garage Hour goons got together at Helix Brewing for a late-night chat under the stars.  You can hear the freeway and WRXs going by at speed (with an HKS tweet!), you can hear the earth breathing, and you can hear the Diesel Ayatollah and Rob from Facetagram sensation "SD Beer Tour" chat about gears and beers with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort.  So much good stuff.

Gearhead?  This episode has crotch rockets at speed, taking care of your 12-volt battery, pride of ownership and why gearheads take better care of their bits, wenches in the garage, truck poseurs versus gas mileage, off-roading for the Persieds (and dragging a Prius behind), adaptable 4Runners, Palomar Mountain's curves, and going fast versus going too fast (and when is which).

Beers?  San Diego's very own Helix Brewing, Mosaicaholic, Stoner Moment and the Red Rufus, San Diego's beer fests in September, hazy versus lazy, and a little preamble of Helix's second birthday party on August 26.

Direct download: HWGH081617.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Hey, it's summer - too much gearheadventure to be had.  We're back now, though, with miles in our eyes, dust on our tunics and gristle in our teeth.  Well, not gristle, really, more like bacon.  But we're back.

The Garage Hour goons joined our buddies from Helix Brewing to record a live "Where's Garage Hour?" special at this year's San Diego Beer & Music Fest.  Joined on-air and in person by local brewers like Belching Beaver and Julian Hard Cider, the Diesel Ayatollah, .45 Phil and Silent Craig whipped out a great gearhead chat with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort.  What about?  The beer scene in San Diego, independent beers versus industrial pet loss-leader beer, new restaurants, cider versus beer, the secret story of Julian's apple pie (It's made with people!), and why people at beerfests wear pretzel clothing.  The Garage Hour goons also make their way to a few of the 50-plus brewers at the SD Beer & Music Fest, and we tell you about what we drank.

It's because we care.

Speaking of because, because the folks with Helix were so damn busy at this event, we were unable to capture them for radio time, so we Bogarted Andy from the Beaver and Brian from Julian Hard Cider to join us on-air instead.  It's great radio about great beer - who are you to resist?

Justin case you aren't just a beerhead, yes, we'll always be gearheads.  There's our recurring love affair with the mystery of Amelia Earheart's disappearance, e-locked Tacos, beer powers, Bob "Red Catfish" Failner, cirrhosis of the fescue, flare wrenches, the alcohol app, low-flying aircraft (DUCK!), and the never-ending saga of brake bleeding.

Because beerhead, except because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH070717.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:10am EDT

Hey, it's summer - too much gearheadventure to be had.  We're back now, though, with miles in our eyes, dust on our tunics and gristle in our teeth.  Well, not gristle, really, more like bacon.  But we're back.

The Garage Hour goons joined our buddies from Helix Brewing to record a live "Where's Garage Hour?" special at this year's San Diego Beer & Music Fest.  Joined on-air and in person by local brewers like Belching Beaver and Julian Hard Cider, the Diesel Ayatollah, .45 Phil and Silent Craig whipped out a great gearhead chat with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort.  What about?  The beer scene in San Diego, independent beers versus industrial pet loss-leader beer, new restaurants, cider versus beer, the secret story of Julian's apple pie (It's made with people!), and why people at beerfests wear pretzel clothing.  The Garage Hour goons also make their way to a few of the 50-plus brewers at the SD Beer & Music Fest, and we tell you about what we drank.

It's because we care.

Speaking of because, because the folks with Helix were so damn busy at this event, we were unable to capture them for radio time, so we Bogarted Andy from the Beaver and Brian from Julian Hard Cider to join us on-air instead.  It's great radio about great beer - who are you to resist?

Justin case you aren't just a beerhead, yes, we'll always be gearheads.  There's our recurring love affair with the mystery of Amelia Earheart's disappearance, e-locked Tacos, beer powers, Bob "Red Catfish" Failner, cirrhosis of the fescue, flare wrenches, the alcohol app, low-flying aircraft (DUCK!), and the never-ending saga of brake bleeding.

Because beerhead, except because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH070717.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:53am EDT

'Tis the season for fine beers and high-mountain off-roading.  We did a little better with the succulent sipping on this episode, however, because the Garage Hour and its goons were at Helix Brewing Co. in La Mesa's little industrial district (where the road goes in a circle but the beer just goes).


Hostus Maximus Justin Fort (He Who Speaks the Sharpest) is joined by the Diesel Ayatollah (The One With Too Many Trucks), Rob (He Who Sips Everywhere) from SDBeerTour - as found on Instagram - and the brewmaster himself, Cameron from Helix Brewing (He Who Makes the Best) for an hour of crowd-fueled gearhead talk.  

There's beers - what's C-Ball's making (including the new "Bomb, Hop Bomb" and "Centinale"), plans for his fine leather-bound collection of sours, and what he's got up his sleeve for the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado.  Then the going gets truckier, because Rob, Justin and the Diesel Ayatollah get after trail and rock season, old 4Runners and older CJ-5s.  There's also a chat about Humble Farmer Brewing's Carrot Ale (made in Holtville, CA), and what it takes for a enthusiast-fueled Instagram page like Rob's "SDBeerTour" to hit 1500 followers just by drinking.

On the plus side, because we missed the Ferdfull of truck buggery that had been planned for this episode, there should be a dually's share of it in the next show.  Oh, and we still owe you guns - promise.

Direct download: HWGH062917.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

'Tis the season for fine beers and high-mountain off-roading.  We did a little better with the succulent sipping on this episode, however, because the Garage Hour and its goons were at Helix Brewing Co. in La Mesa's little industrial district (where the road goes in a circle but the beer just goes).

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort (He Who Speaks the Sharpest) is joined by the Diesel Ayatollah (The One With Too Many Trucks), Rob (He Who Sips Everywhere) from SDBeerTour - as found on Instagram - and the brewmaster himself, Cameron from Helix Brewing (He Who Makes the Best) for an hour of crowd-fueled gearhead talk.  

There's beers - what's C-Ball's making (including the new "Bomb, Hop Bomb" and "Centinale"), plans for his fine leather-bound collection of sours, and what he's got up his sleeve for the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado.  Then the going gets truckier, because Rob, Justin and the Diesel Ayatollah get after trail and rock season, old 4Runners and older CJ-5s.  There's also a chat about Humble Farmer Brewing's Carrot Ale (made in Holtville, CA), and what it takes for a enthusiast-fueled Instagram page like Rob's "SDBeerTour" to hit 1500 followers just by drinking.

On the plus side, because we missed the Ferdfull of truck buggery that had been planned for this episode, there should be a dually's share of it in the next show.  Oh, and we still owe you guns - promise.

Direct download: HWGH062917.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Some good beer-on-radio gearhead talk for you…  The Garage Hour goons get together with our other favorite brewery in the East County's Circle of Hops to sip and chat rock, bikes and beers.

We usually record at Helix Brewing Co. in La Mesa, but they were ultra-busy with a new wave of beers, so Hostus Maximus Justin Fort, Chef Jeff and the lovely Karen dropped in at Burning Beard Brewing in El Cajon to hang out with 1/2 of the outfit's dynamic duo, Mike Maass.

This episode is heavy on the music and the beer to go with it, and we have good debates about ingredients, beer styles, concerts in SoCal, bands that matter, and single versus double-bass.  Beard also announces their pairing of a tap takeover at the Pizza Port in Solana Beach with a Sword show at the Belly (Corporate) Up on July 18.

We also chase details of the secret tracks on the epic Beard jukebox, Owner #2's (Jeff) pursuit of Liberace, Menudo and New Kids on the Block, and whether Al Jourgenson and Ministry opened for Bing Crosby or Soundgarden first.  Then, it's all about side effects: tapeworms, loss of etiquette and projectile leprosy.

Direct download: HWGH061517mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

Some good beer-on-radio gearhead talk for you…  The Garage Hour goons get together with our other favorite brewery in the East County's Circle of Hops to sip and chat rock, bikes and beers.

We usually record at Helix Brewing Co. in La Mesa, but they were ultra-busy with a new wave of beers, so Hostus Maximus Justin Fort, Chef Jeff and the lovely Karen dropped in at Burning Beard Brewing in El Cajon to hang out with 1/2 of the outfit's dynamic duo, Mike Maass.

This episode is heavy on the music and the beer to go with it, and we have good debates about ingredients, beer styles, concerts in SoCal, bands that matter, and single versus double-bass.  Beard also announces their pairing of a tap takeover at the Pizza Port in Solana Beach with a Sword show at the Belly (Corporate) Up on July 18.

We also chase details of the secret tracks on the epic Beard jukebox, Owner #2's (Jeff) pursuit of Liberace, Menudo and New Kids on the Block, and whether Al Jourgenson and Ministry opened for Bing Crosby or Soundgarden first.  Then, it's all about side effects: tapeworms, loss of etiquette and projectile leprosy.

Direct download: HWGH061517.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

Why does it feel like being a gearhead makes us a target?  Cars, trucks, beers or guns, they're all in the sights of the politicians in Sacramento, and you should be worried.

What's wrong with a government bureaucracy that levies more and more taxes and fees on an overtaxed (literally and figuratively) electorate?  How can a state with some of the most burdensome regulations on auto and vehicle ownership create more?  Why do politicians in the capitol of California behave like they don't want citizens to enjoy the constitutional freedoms guaranteed them?  Does it look to you like the leftist elitists in Sacramento have figured out that the time's running out on their party?

In this episode, Hank Watsons's Garage Hour and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort take an hour to pull back some of the curtains shrouding the scary statists who've been chaperoning the pending failure of the third-world cleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and how the Big Gov't policies of these "Democrat" progressives and statists have taken direct aim at our wallets, our hobbies and our cars.

Don't be low-info: the Gearhead Consultancy is here to help.  The Garage Hour's got insight into the precipitously unglued bureaucratic mindset of politicians and quasi-governmental institutions that are running the state like drunks at a liquor sale.  This is not a drill: CA's coming after you, and the taxes and fees that Sacto has once again levied in the face of every reason not to are yet another sign of the pending Fool's Apocalypse.

Direct download: HWGH052217mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Why does it feel like being a gearhead makes us a target?  Cars, trucks, beers or guns, they're all in the sights of the politicians in Sacramento, and you should be worried.

What's wrong with a government bureaucracy that levies more and more taxes and fees on an overtaxed (literally and figuratively) electorate?  How can a state with some of the most burdensome regulations on auto and vehicle ownership create more?  Why do politicians in the capitol of California behave like they don't want citizens to enjoy the constitutional freedoms guaranteed them?  Does it look to you like the leftist elitists in Sacramento have figured out that the time's running out on their party?

In this episode, Hank Watsons's Garage Hour and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort take an hour to pull back some of the curtains shrouding the scary statists who've been chaperoning the pending failure of the third-world cleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan, and how the Big Gov't policies of these "Democrat" progressives and statists have taken direct aim at our wallets, our hobbies and our cars.

Don't be low-info: the Gearhead Consultancy is here to help.  The Garage Hour's got insight into the precipitously unglued bureaucratic mindset of politicians and quasi-governmental institutions that are running the state like drunks at a liquor sale.  This is not a drill: CA's coming after you, and the taxes and fees that Sacto has once again levied in the face of every reason not to are yet another sign of the pending Fool's Apocalypse.

Direct download: HWGH052217.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT

The Garage Hour's Gearhead Consultancy talks truck parts and the third-world cleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan's latest plan to screw its taxpayers right out the door over new beers and the new brewer at Helix Brewing Co.

This Helix-homebase episode is a choose-your-own-adventure special:  1. Like beer?  We've got the FNG: Mike Schlerethenbergenhofer (that's how HE spelled it), who talks hops like Idaho 7 (powering the new Hop Bomb) and HPC 369 and 342, which underpin other on-tap creations by head brewer CamBall.  Oh, yeah, and Cameron got a haircut, which will offset his fancy surfer abs when he brews shirtless - you heard it here, ladies.

2. Like trucks?  There's trucks.  Big brakes and where to get them (Mexico versus China), bleeding brakes and whether brake fluid is flammable (apparently not), and blown rings in a master cylinder.  Then it's diesels, functionality and the cost of buying old versus the penalty of buying new.  Oh, and apparently urea is bad for you AND for your truck.

3. Like guns?  We review a day at the range with Active Shooter Defense School and sometime cohost and full-time hardcase Matt Klier, and then get into the Weaver stance (think Miami Vice) versus Matt's isosceles stance (think Special Forces).

 4. Like always, there's the fact that whether or not you are interested in politics, politics is interested in you (especially in the Garage Hour's home state of panic that is CA).  The statist creeps that have infested the capitol just passed a few more up-yours laws, like a huge increase in gas and diesel fuel taxes.  And, just when they hybrid and electric car owners thought they were safe because they'd drunk the Kool-Aid, Gov. Spongebrain Brownpants and his low-info zealots included fees for them, too.  Flee while you can.

Direct download: HWGH050217mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

The Garage Hour's Gearhead Consultancy talks truck parts and the third-world cleptobureaucracy of Kalifornistan's latest plan to screw its taxpayers right out the door over new beers and the new brewer at Helix Brewing Co.

This Helix-homebase episode is a choose-your-own-adventure special:  1. Like beer?  We've got the FNG: Mike Schlerethenbergenhofer (that's how HE spelled it), who talks hops like Idaho 7 (powering the new Hop Bomb) and HPC 369 and 342, which underpin other on-tap creations by head brewer CamBall.  Oh, yeah, and Cameron got a haircut, which will offset his fancy surfer abs when he brews shirtless - you heard it here, ladies.

2. Like trucks?  There's trucks.  Big brakes and where to get them (Mexico versus China), bleeding brakes and whether brake fluid is flammable (apparently not), and blown rings in a master cylinder.  Then it's diesels, functionality and the cost of buying old versus the penalty of buying new.  Oh, and apparently urea is bad for you AND for your truck.

3. Like guns?  We review a day at the range with Active Shooter Defense School and sometime cohost and full-time hardcase Matt Klier, and then get into the Weaver stance (think Miami Vice) versus Matt's isosceles stance (think Special Forces).

 4. Like always, there's the fact that whether or not you are interested in politics, politics is interested in you (especially in the Garage Hour's home state of panic that is CA).  The statist creeps that have infested the capitol just passed a few more up-yours laws, like a huge increase in gas and diesel fuel taxes.  And, just when they hybrid and electric car owners thought they were safe because they'd drunk the Kool-Aid, Gov. Spongebrain Brownpants and his low-info zealots included fees for them, too.  Flee while you can.

Direct download: HWGH050217.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:10am EDT

Sorry about the slow uploading - too much work to do.  Got to pay the bills.  Lots of new Garage Hour coming in May.

This vintage reload is all about the 'froadin: we have near-death experiencer Cliff-Diving Dave in-studio to talk about how he's not dead, despite his Jeep's best efforts to fling him off a cliff on Saddleback in Orange County.  Seriously, above-the-clouds cliff.  Fortunately, there were a bunch of Toyotas nearby to save him.

Dave #1 and Dave #4 join in the usual Garage Hour fare after that: V8 BMW M3s versus V-10 Dodges, homologation versus homos, Speedvision versus Fox and Fox Network versus gearheads, the Isle of Mann Tourist Trophy, historic road racing on Torrey Pines, off-roading in San Diego, plus sasquatches and bears and what caliber is better than a .22LR (all of them).  Then we counsel Cliff-Diving Dave about tow points and off-roading with friends, and then it's off to Ballas with Dollas for Gamblothon at Barona Drags.

Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH051510.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Sorry about the slow uploading - too much work to do.  Got to pay the bills.  Lots of new Garage Hour coming in May.

This vintage reload is all about the 'froadin: we have near-death experiencer Cliff-Diving Dave in-studio to talk about how he's not dead, despite his Jeep's best efforts to fling him off a cliff on Saddleback in Orange County.  Seriously, above-the-clouds cliff.  Fortunately, there were a bunch of Toyotas nearby to save him.

Dave #1 and Dave #4 join in the usual Garage Hour fare after that: V8 BMW M3s versus V-10 Dodges, homologation versus homos, Speedvision versus Fox and Fox Network versus gearheads, the Isle of Mann Tourist Trophy, historic road racing on Torrey Pines, off-roading in San Diego, plus sasquatches and bears and what caliber is better than a .22LR (all of them).  Then we counsel Cliff-Diving Dave about tow points and off-roading with friends, and then it's off to Ballas with Dollas for Gamblothon at Barona Drags.

Because gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH051510.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

We've got your microaggression right here, plus the other kinds.  In a rare two-hour Garage Hour, tonight's contestants invaded Dustin V.2's Jeep Kitchen for a good sipping session, and then let a radio show break out.  If you like hot-boxing your CBR1000RR or arguing about four-wheel drive versus all-wheel drive, THIS is an episode for you.

Share our theory about "two-degrees from the Olds Cutlass"?  Wish your World Class T-5 didn't need rebuilding?  Getting sick of the fools and poseurs who think they're off-roaders because they dropped $20Gs on a new side-by-side?  Like a good night run to whereabouts unknown?  Think a vehicle should go 'froading because it says Jeep on it?  Want to self-identify as a rich guy when your bank account has the genes of a SoCal homeowner?  Tired of stepping over automotive victim groups?  Want to laugh when people start prepping now that Trump's the president?  Yes, have some Garage Hour

There's a lot of good stuff in this one.  The Bearded Wonder.  FJ Summit.  AMC VS Jeep.  Loose bolts.  Mr. Dustin versus Dustin V.2.  Brake lines.  Burnout shrapnel.  V8-powered FJ60s.  Harmonic unbalancers.  4Runner mods and fixes. Music by Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold (and Sevendust), Skynyrd and KMFDM.

This is a BS-proof show, cats and kiddies.  Remember, it's when the nut behind the wheel comes loose that you've got a problem.

Direct download: HWGH031617mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

We've got your microaggression right here, plus the other kinds.  In a rare two-hour Garage Hour, tonight's contestants invaded Dustin V.2's Jeep Kitchen for a good sipping session, and then let a radio show break out.  If you like hot-boxing your CBR1000RR or arguing about four-wheel drive versus all-wheel drive, THIS is an episode for you.

Share our theory about "two-degrees from the Olds Cutlass"?  Wish your World Class T-5 didn't need rebuilding?  Getting sick of the fools and poseurs who think they're off-roaders because they dropped $20Gs on a new side-by-side?  Like a good night run to whereabouts unknown?  Think a vehicle should go 'froading because it says Jeep on it?  Want to self-identify as a rich guy when your bank account has the genes of a SoCal homeowner?  Tired of stepping over automotive victim groups?  Want to laugh when people start prepping now that Trump's the president?  Yes, have some Garage Hour

There's a lot of good stuff in this one.  The Bearded Wonder.  FJ Summit.  AMC VS Jeep.  Loose bolts.  Mr. Dustin versus Dustin V.2.  Brake lines.  Burnout shrapnel.  V8-powered FJ60s.  Harmonic unbalancers.  4Runner mods and fixes. Music by Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold (and Sevendust), Skynyrd and KMFDM.

This is a BS-proof show, cats and kiddies.  Remember, it's when the nut behind the wheel comes loose that you've got a problem.

Direct download: HWGH031617.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Long-lost Garage Hour found: you've got it right here.  It's one of our auto-detailing specials, with everything from crappy clear coats, clear versus enamel, polishing by hand versus machine, professional detailers versus amateurs, the danger sauce that is dish soap, dish soap versus auto wax, microfiber, majorfiber, meltofiber, carnauba, the two-bucket maneuver, cotton versus polymer, chasing drips with compressed air, clay bar and clay elbow, plus Mothers Polish, Griot's Garage (Hour) and San Diego's Chemical Brothers.

There's also new Dodges and used Evos, track ZR-1s and trailed Jeeps, Smart cars, dumb 'Vette flags, a bacon smoothie, the Indian Garage Hour (weird), Terry Crews and Old Spice ads (funny), rock and industrial and down-tempo lushbeat (Dog Fashion Disco, Ozzy Osbourne and Amon Tobin), one of the Garage Hour's Villains Cage Matches (Hannibal Lecter beats Scorpio), a 'Squatch Run, board-opp humor and the Bilstein Boys.

Direct download: HWGH090812.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:04pm EDT

Long-lost Garage Hour found: you've got it right here.  It's one of our auto-detailing specials, with everything from crappy clear coats, clear versus enamel, polishing by hand versus machine, professional detailers versus amateurs, the danger sauce that is dish soap, dish soap versus auto wax, microfiber, majorfiber, meltofiber, carnauba, the two-bucket maneuver, cotton versus polymer, chasing drips with compressed air, clay bar and clay elbow, plus Mothers Polish, Griot's Garage (Hour) and San Diego's Chemical Brothers.

There's also new Dodges and used Evos, track ZR-1s and trailed Jeeps, Smart cars, dumb 'Vette flags, a bacon smoothie, the Indian Garage Hour (weird), Terry Crews and Old Spice ads (funny), rock and industrial and down-tempo lushbeat (Dog Fashion Disco, Ozzy Osbourne and Amon Tobin), one of the Garage Hour's Villains Cage Matches (Hannibal Lecter beats Scorpio), a 'Squatch Run, board-opp humor and the Bilstein Boys.

Direct download: HWGH090812mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Just add gearhead!  The Garage Hour goons gathered in Dustin v2's garage for an hour of broken parts - Toyota AND Jeep (who knew?), shouldered bolts and Loctite's new "Black Hold" supersauce, wall urinals for convenient garage peeing, salvage nails and screws, Jeep V8s (and the blown ones littering Dustin v2's garage), and the wonder that is a garage being remodelled around a CJ-7 being rebuilt.  This was in tandem with the show's look back at the 2017 Superstition Run, which contributed to the pile of broken bits.

Because we're such big fans of microagression (as well as the other kind), we also snowflaked it up with Jeep V8s, failed half-shafts, oil loss, broken plumbing, broken femurs, Kalifornistan versus Arizonafforable, and how the six-cylinder WJ Selectrac can be adapted to replace the V8 Quadratrac.  Reality bubbled back to the fore, thankfully, and everything from buying ourselves a hardware store in Silverton to renting ourselves a warehouse in San Diego came up as the gearhead goons spread logic all over the place.

Rock and roll backing this triumphant expression of gearheadulation includes 16 Volt, Prong and Ministry.

Direct download: HWGH020117mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Just add gearhead!  The Garage Hour goons gathered in Dustin v2's garage for an hour of broken parts - Toyota AND Jeep (who knew?), shouldered bolts and Loctite's new "Black Hold" supersauce, wall urinals for convenient garage peeing, salvage nails and screws, Jeep V8s (and the blown ones littering Dustin v2's garage), and the wonder that is a garage being remodelled around a CJ-7 being rebuilt.  This was in tandem with the show's look back at the 2017 Superstition Run, which contributed to the pile of broken bits.

Because we're such big fans of microagression (as well as the other kind), we also snowflaked it up with Jeep V8s, failed half-shafts, oil loss, broken plumbing, broken femurs, Kalifornistan versus Arizonafforable, and how the six-cylinder WJ Selectrac can be adapted to replace the V8 Quadratrac.  Reality bubbled back to the fore, thankfully, and everything from buying ourselves a hardware store in Silverton to renting ourselves a warehouse in San Diego came up as the gearhead goons spread logic all over the place.

Rock and roll backing this triumphant expression of gearheadulation includes 16 Volt, Prong and Ministry.

Direct download: HWGH020117.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

01.23.10 (MP3): Classic! Drag Racing & F1 (& Schumie's Return), Tiger VS GM (& Ambien), Automotive Design Faves, Bugeye VS STi, Selling Cars in SD, w/ My Life w/ Thrill Kill Cult, Stone Foxes + Sweat Engine, + Studio Invasion by San Diego's Halloran

Long-lost Garage Hour awesomeness right here:  gearhead friend of the show Mark Deadrick joined Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and Dirty Dave for an episode, and he brought along his punk/talk/DJ buddy of note, Mike Halloran.  Then Halloran tries (and fails, thankfully for fans of cars, trucks, beers and guns) to take over the show, and a pretty damn good episode ensues.  Because gearhead.

Not firstly, but first, the rock and/or roll that has been rendered one of the Garage Hour's cornerstones is called into question by longtime airplay savant Halloran, so a running debate of whether if/which/how tracks are rolled in the background of every episode infects every other stage of the show.  Some punk and garage rock goodness percolates to the surface, including My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, SOMA, Stone Foxes, Beauty Bar, and Mark's old band, Sweat Engine.  But gearhead.

Surprisingly, there's a ton of good automotive chatter in this episode as well - somewhat unlike the occasional Garage Hour that goes off to live in the digression.  Automotive design, Acura's beaks versus Caddy's creases, Pontiac's G8, little Benzes and Audis, car designs of the eras, commuting in the rain, street-riden old 'Glides versus Halloran's "Shriner Bike", F1 in Abu Dhabi, Schumacher in a Mercedes, bugeye versus hawkeye Subies, and GM versus Tiger Woods versus Ambien.  Then someone complained about Jeeps and Dirty Dave had to defend his Miata.  Go gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH012310mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

01.23.10: Classic! Drag Racing & F1 (& Schumie's Return), Tiger VS GM (& Ambien), Automotive Design Faves, Bugeye VS STi, Selling Cars in SD, w/ My Life w/ Thrill Kill Cult, Stone Foxes + Sweat Engine, + Studio Invasion by San Diego's Halloran

Long-lost Garage Hour awesomeness right here:  gearhead friend of the show Mark Deadrick joined Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and Dirty Dave for an episode, and he brought along his punk/talk/DJ buddy of note, Mike Halloran.  Then Halloran tries (and fails, thankfully for fans of cars, trucks, beers and guns) to take over the show, and a pretty damn good episode ensues.  Because gearhead.

Not firstly, but first, the rock and/or roll that has been rendered one of the Garage Hour's cornerstones is called into question by longtime airplay savant Halloran, so a running debate of whether if/which/how tracks are rolled in the background of every episode infects every other stage of the show.  Some punk and garage rock goodness percolates to the surface, including My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, SOMA, Stone Foxes, Beauty Bar, and Mark's old band, Sweat Engine.  But gearhead.

Surprisingly, there's a ton of good automotive chatter in this episode as well - somewhat unlike the occasional Garage Hour that goes off to live in the digression.  Automotive design, Acura's beaks versus Caddy's creases, Pontiac's G8, little Benzes and Audis, car designs of the eras, commuting in the rain, street riden old 'Glides versus Halloran's "Shriner Bike", F1 in Abu Dhabi, Schumacher in a Mercedes, bugeye versus hawkeye Subies, and GM versus Tiger Woods versus Ambien.  Then someone complained about Jeeps and Dirty Dave had to defend his Miata.  Go gearhead.

Direct download: HWGH012310.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:10am EDT

02.02.17 (MP3): An Hour of Beer @ Helix Brewing, w/ Fine Brews, Selling Diesel Trucks, Tuning FN/FALs for Fun & Profit, Home Stilling, Stupid San Diego Weather & Flying Quonset Huts, w/ the Anarchist-In-Chief & Beer Tourism

Live from San Diego's Circle of Hops (yes, that's a thing now), the Garage Hour goons - with everyone from .45 Phil, Chef Jeff & Ms. Karen, to the Diesel Ayatollah and our newest cohost, Vinnie the Screw (or Drywall Vinnie - we can't decide) joining Hostus Maximus Justin Fort - chat up Helix Brewing's primary and head keg wiper Cameron Ball about his luscious selection of finely crafted beers.  From there, it's all gearhead: bullets and tornados and flooding, but hey, it's got beer and guns.  And trucks - surely someone said "diesel" at some point.

We free Cam Ball's taste buds from beer jail for long enough to try a suite of his finest ales, including his Pale, the piece of art that is Galaxy Rye, Active IPA, the latest - and most subtle - batch of Stoner Moment, a creamy Honor Not Inner stout on nitro, while .45 Phil gets outside of the last keg of the sublime Pumpkin Basic.  Beer vibes included beer honesty and beer fun, which then detours into why home stilling might blow up your garage.

There's also .45 Phil's dissertation on Laotian HVAC guys in San Diego (way more interesting than you'd think), hot places from Thailand to Iraq, making an FAL run like you plan to take over a small third-world nation, FAL and Luger ergonomics, RIPs for recently deceased SEAL Team 6 SSgt Bill Owen, tarps, flooding at NASSCO, what kind of ruckus is a Helix ruckus, bone tours, and America's newest anarchist, Uncle Donald, and how he plans to go tiger mom on the state of California's gun banning troglodyte horde in Sacramento.

Should be a show.  We certainly are - grab some Garage Hour, and we'll see you in the garage.

Direct download: HWGH020217mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

02.02.17: An Hour of Beer @ Helix Brewing, w/ Fine Brews, Selling Diesel Trucks, Tuning FN/FALs for Fun & Profit, Home Stilling, Stupid San Diego Weather & Flying Quonset Huts, w/ the Anarchist-In-Chief & Beer Tourism

Live from San Diego's Circle of Hops (yes, that's a thing now), the Garage Hour goons - with everyone from .45 Phil, Chef Jeff & Ms. Karen, to the Diesel Ayatollah and our newest cohost, Vinnie the Screw (or Drywall Vinnie - we can't decide) joining Hostus Maximus Justin Fort - chat up Helix Brewing's primary and head keg wiper Cameron Ball about his luscious selection of finely crafted beers.  From there, it's all gearhead: bullets and tornados and flooding, but hey, it's got beer and guns.  And trucks - surely someone said "diesel" at some point.

We free Cam Ball's taste buds from beer jail for long enough to try a suite of his finest ales, including his Pale, the piece of art that is Galaxy Rye, Active IPA, the latest - and most subtle - batch of Stoner Moment, a creamy Honor Not Inner stout on nitro, while .45 Phil gets outside of the last keg of the sublime Pumpkin Basic.  Beer vibes included beer honesty and beer fun, which then detours into why home stilling might blow up your garage.

There's also .45 Phil's dissertation on Laotian HVAC guys in San Diego (way more interesting than you'd think), hot places from Thailand to Iraq, making an FAL run like you plan to take over a small third-world nation, FAL and Luger ergonomics, RIPs for recently deceased SEAL Team 6 SSgt Bill Owen, tarps, flooding at NASSCO, what kind of ruckus is a Helix ruckus, bone tours, and America's newest anarchist, Uncle Donald, and how he plans to go tiger mom on the state of California's gun banning troglodyte horde in Sacramento.

Should be a show.  We certainly are - grab some Garage Hour, and we'll see you in the garage.

Direct download: HWGH020217.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:36am EDT