Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast
10.17.15 (MP3): Backcountry Range Day, w/ Second Amendment Awesome, Close-Quarter Fun & Touching Steel at 700yd, Plus More VW Diesel VS Electric & Bureaucratic BS, Truck-Use Goodness, Volvo People, Traffic Laws & Delicate Bicycle Wienerkids

Some Garage Hours are put together in breweries, others in garages, a few at gun stores, some more in the studio, but when was the last time you got to hear a broadcast from a covert black-ops and first-names-only three-letter training range in backcountry San Diego?  Yeah, try to contain your 2A jealousy.

The Garage Hour goons - with sometime cohorts and full-time shooters Matt Klier of Active Shooter Defense School (as well as ASDPink) and Smog Mike - made their way to this excellent spot in San Diego's remarkably rural backcountry for a day of tactical thinking, paramilitary designation, handgun drills and reaching out with the long guns.  Grab the podcast - Hostus Maximus Justin Fort needed something to do when he ran out of bullets - and have yourself some.

Fighting the distraction of endless range time and chats with the shooters that be, Justin also delves into a few ditties about ballistics (the little he knows), traffic and newbie drivers for fun and liability, bike lanes and the new victim status that is pedal power, local off-roading, lone-wolf terrorism's asymmetrical threat to America.  Then the lethal amigos track back to gearhead - VWs ongoing battle with the auto workers' union and the Kardashian administration, the wonder that is efficient diesel power (don't let the fools on the news trick you - VW's getting the Obama treatment), and why Volvo people are a different kind of people.

If you'd like a version of this podcast in M4A form, just search for the same date without "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH101715mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:53am EST

10.17.15: Backcountry Range Day, w/ Second Amendment Awesome, Close-Quarter Fun & Touching Steel at 700yd, Plus More VW Diesel VS Electric & Bureaucratic BS, Truck-Use Goodness, Volvo People, Traffic Laws & Delicate Bicycle Wienerkids

Some Garage Hours are put together in breweries, others in garages, a few at gun stores, some more in the studio, but when was the last time you got to hear a broadcast from a covert black-ops and first-names-only three-letter training range in backcountry San Diego?  Yeah, try to contain your 2A jealousy.

The Garage Hour goons - with sometime cohorts and full-time shooters Matt Klier of Active Shooter Defense School (as well as ASDPink) and Smog Mike - made their way to this excellent spot in San Diego's remarkably rural backcountry for a day of tactical thinking, paramilitary designation, handgun drills and reaching out with the long guns.  Grab the podcast - Hostus Maximus Justin Fort needed something to do when he ran out of bullets - and have yourself some.

Fighting the distraction of endless range time and chats with the shooters that be, Justin also delves into a few ditties about ballistics (the little he knows), traffic and newbie drivers for fun and liability, bike lanes and the new victim status that is pedal power, local off-roading, lone-wolf terrorism's asymmetrical threat to America.  Then the lethal amigos track back to gearhead - VWs ongoing battle with the auto workers' union and the Kardashian administration, the wonder that is efficient diesel power (don't let the fools on the news trick you - VW's getting the Obama treatment), and why Volvo people are a different kind of people.

If you'd like a version of this podcast in MP3 form, just search for the same date with the "MP3" tag in the title.

Direct download: HWGH101715.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:13am EST

12.17.11 (MP3): GH VS PBID! Small Business VS La Mesa Mayor, Old Trucks, Military History, Sean Connery, Skateboard Sawing, Jaegermeister VS Beer VS Dirndls, Crimey Businesses, Warm Beer & British Teeth,  Plus Tales of DUIs & Mayors

The Garage Hour goons dig into some neighborhood charm and explore a local manifestation of Big Government in Chicago By The Sea, otherwise known as the Jewel in the Hills, La Mesa, CA.

Joined by La Mesa businessfolk Craig "Elect My Muscles" Maxwell, Bill "British Make Things Too" Jaynes and Deena "I'm Here to Make These Guys Look Good" While, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort talks through the "no" side of the city's attempted business-improvement district (PBID), otherwise as the El Cajonification of La Mesa.  Needless to say, the locals ain't big fans, y'know, because they like to do things like earn a living and afford their rent.  There's also an exploration of how "improved" business districts attract crime but not income.

Promise: we've got the usual Garage Hour charm in this one.  There's British jokes, British cars, British - heh, Scottish - actors, drinking jokes (La Mesa's mayor tends to invite them), DUI seriousness (don't), tinpot dictators marked for death, tinpot mouthpieces marked for a role in the Kardashian White House, the unmanned US-Mexico border, and how many old trucks we can cram into one conversation.

If you'd prefer an M4A version of this episode, look for the same date without the "MP3" tag in the title.

Direct download: HWGH121711mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

12.17.11: GH VS PBID! Small Business VS La Mesa Mayor, Old Trucks, Military History, Sean Connery, Skateboard Sawing, Jaegermeister VS Beer VS Dirndls, Crimey Businesses, Warm Beer & British Teeth,  Plus Tales of DUIs & Mayors

The Garage Hour goons dig into some neighborhood charm and explore a local manifestation of Big Government in Chicago By The Sea, otherwise known as the Jewel in the Hills, La Mesa, CA.

Joined by La Mesa businessfolk Craig "Elect My Muscles" Maxwell, Bill "British Make Things Too" Jaynes and Deena "I'm Here to Make These Guys Look Good" While, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort talks through the "no" side of the city's attempted business-improvement district (PBID), otherwise as the El Cajonification of La Mesa.  Needless to say, the locals ain't big fans, y'know, because they like to do things like earn a living and afford their rent.  There's also an exploration of how "improved" business districts attract crime but not income.

Promise: we've got the usual Garage Hour charm in this one.  There's British jokes, British cars, British - heh, Scottish - actors, drinking jokes (La Mesa's mayor tends to invite them), DUI seriousness (don't), tinpot dictators marked for death, tinpot mouthpieces marked for a role in the Kardashian White House, the unmanned US-Mexico border, and how many old trucks we can cram into one conversation.

If you'd prefer an MP3 version of this episode, look for the same date with an "MP3" tag in the title.

Direct download: HWGH121711.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:53pm EST

09.30.15: Back At It-->GH @ Helix for Beers, Powdercoating, a Realist's Take on the VW Diesel Mess (and Why It's Big Gov's Fault), Pretty Girlfriends & Mr. Burns's Mom, Hank Watson's Origin Story, Plus a Beer Named AR-15

From La Mesa's burgeoning brewing district, the Garage Hour goons are back for another run at the super sips from Helix Brewing (drinkhelix.com!) and a rowdy rendition of Hank Watson's Garage Hour.  Yes, have some.

Start with the goodies - a running discussion about the magical off-roading coating called powdercoating with newb cohost Troy from Powder 1 in El Cajon (don't install a roll bar without 'em - powder1.com), the VW diesel error that was trusting the US government to ignore fossil fuel's mighty potential, and fine ales present and future from Helix Brewery's very own Cam Ball.  Speaking of, Twisted Manzanita's got their Witch's Hair Pumpkin Ale on nitro in the tasting room - it's a must-have.

Take another step and we're all about the other - the new Tesla wagon, Slash's Snake Pit, a beer we're developing with Helix called AR-15, and where the Garage Hour's cohorts would be without their marvelous girlfriends.  There's also flak towers, Jewish jokes (hey, we're at least 1/2 Jewish), how to pick up chicks with Dr. Who, Hum's "Stars", and soot.

Yeah, we're awesomesauce, and we're not even trying.  Tell your friends.

For the MP3 version of this episode, download the podcast of the same date with "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH093015Helix.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:02am EST

09.30.15 (MP3): Back At It-->GH @ Helix for Beers, Powdercoating, a Realist's Take on the VW Diesel Mess (and Why It's Big Gov's Fault), Pretty Girlfriends & Mr. Burns's Mom, Hank Watson's Origin Story, Plus a Beer Named AR-15

From La Mesa's burgeoning brewing district, the Garage Hour goons are back for another run at the super sips from Helix Brewing (drinkhelix.com!) and a rowdy rendition of Hank Watson's Garage Hour.  Yes, have some.

Start with the goodies - a running discussion about the magical off-roading coating called powdercoating with newb cohost Troy from Powder 1 in El Cajon (don't install a roll bar without 'em - powder1.com), the VW diesel error that was trusting the US government to ignore fossil fuel's mighty potential, and fine ales present and future from Helix Brewery's very own Cam Ball.  Speaking of, Twisted Manzanita's got their Witch's Hair Pumpkin Ale on nitro in the tasting room - it's a must-have.

Take another step and we're all about the other - the new Tesla wagon, Slash's Snake Pit, a beer we're developing with Helix called AR-15, and where the Garage Hour's cohorts would be without their marvelous girlfriends.  There's also flak towers, Jewish jokes (hey, we're at least 1/2 Jewish), how to pick up chicks with Dr. Who, Hum's "Stars", and soot.

Yeah, we're awesome sauce, and we're not even trying.  Tell your friends.

For the M4A version of this episode, download the podcast of the same date without "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH093015HelixMP3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:32am EST

08.27.11 (MP3): Low-Fi German-Infested Twilight VS Apocalypse Bear Attack Awesomeness, Plus Bender's Musings (Must Kill All Humans), Toyota Recalls, Boba Choking, Jap Tsunami Cars, Abercrombie Zombies, Manz Kegging, SD Beer Week & Ford FE Blocks

Ahhh, yes, a show to end all shows (or just this one).  With almost no tracking of topics and the digression tsunami the Garage Hour goons are famous for, this episode doesn't want for good stuff: from 5.0 blocks to pig hunting in Campo, plus Top Gear's Tesla train wreck, 911 calls for Sasquatch, Targa Trophy reports from Mr. Dustin, to kegging stories from Jeff at Manzanita Brewing, we've got it all.  Sorry.

There's more to it than just those goodies: bear attacks, Nick Cage VS cohost Grizzly Chris (and the sad tale of Nick Cage's son, Foolistophecles), bullet 'Birds, skirts VS cranks, exploding cargo, Russians (and FPS Russia), sex in space, and a big about rusty cars, Toyota warranty fails, and tsunami cars from post-Tohoku Japan.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort is joined on-air by friend-of-show Matt Walsh (of Matt Walsh Wood Floors), plus Black Ryan, Barrister "Daniel" Hilton, with call-ins from Mr. Dustin and Jeff Trevaskis of Manzanita Brewing.

If you'd like the M4A version of this show, grab the podcast with a matching date and no "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH082711.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

08.27.11: Low-Fi German-Infested Twilight VS Apocalypse Bear Attack Awesomeness, Plus Bender's Musings (Must Kill All Humans), Toyota Recalls, Boba Choking, Jap Tsunami Cars, Abercrombie Zombies, Manz Kegging, SD Beer Week & Ford FE Blocks

Ahhh, yes, a show to end all shows (or just this one).  With almost no tracking of topics and the digression tsunami the Garage Hour goons are famous for, this episode doesn't want for good stuff: from 5.0 blocks to pig hunting in Campo, plus Top Gear's Tesla train wreck, 911 calls for Sasquatch, Targa Trophy reports from Mr. Dustin, to kegging stories from Jeff at Manzanita Brewing, we've got it all.  Sorry.

There's more to it than just those goodies: bear attacks, Nick Cage VS cohost Grizzly Chris (and the sad tale of Nick Cage's son, Foolistophecles), bullet 'Birds, skirts VS cranks, exploding cargo, Russians (and FPS Russia), sex in space, and a big about rusty cars, Toyota warranty fails, and tsunami cars from post-Tohoku Japan.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort is joined on-air by friend-of-show Matt Walsh (of Matt Walsh Wood Floors), plus Black Ryan, Barrister "Daniel" Hilton, with call-ins from Mr. Dustin and Jeff Trevaskis of Manzanita Brewing.

If you'd like an MP3 version of this show, grab the podcast with a matching date and the "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH082711.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

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