Hank Watson's Garage Hour podcast
12.23.15 (MP3): Garagey Kind'a Christmas! Fools in the Rain (SoCal Drivers VS the Liquid Lobotomy), Duct Tape Halfshafts, Powerstroke Fords, New Star Wars Heckling, Life of a Farm Truck, + Hawkeyes VS Gophers & Homemade Grill Repairs w/ Rebar

When you get gearheads together for good talk radio, you know what to expect: a whole lot of random awesomesauce like blown bushings, auto repair with timber, Murphy's Law, snowboard versus ski, filthy 4Runners, long-range shooting, rebar barbecues (a rebarbecue), Big Government VS your hobbies, Jabba the Hut and whatever the Hell a camper rifle is - and that's before the caffeine sets in.

So many tales of Garage Hours past…  Get a newb cohost and the old gems come percolating back to the surface - Majid from GSR joins Houstus Maximus Justin Fort for a Christmas Eve Eve attempt at analysis of the roadways' dire state at the hands of a wet San Diego winter, and everything descends into Trooper parts and gunshot residue.

From there, the Garage Hour goons go for gearhead: farm trucks, iron pall versus trichinosis, weird laptop Mitsubishi vans, blowtorches and remarketing, the free speech of warning other motorists about a speed trap with your headlights, whether the pizza guy will get to your house faster than the police when you call, the hilarity that is a DUI checkpoint, and the shame that is how the CHP leaves crash shrapnel on the roadway to be cleaned up by your tires.

Oh, and yes, this is our Christmas episode, so we're extra festive.  If you'd like the high-res snooty M4A version of this episode, look for the same date without an "MP3" tag on it.

Direct download: HWGH122315mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

12.23.15: Garagey Kind'a Christmas! Fools in the Rain (SoCal Drivers VS the Liquid Lobotomy), Duct Tape Halfshafts, Powerstroke Fords, New Star Wars Heckling, Life of a Farm Truck, + Hawkeyes VS Gophers & Homemade Grill Repairs w/ Rebar

When you get gearheads together for good talk radio, you know what to expect: a whole lot of random awesomesauce like blown bushings, auto repair with timber, Murphy's Law, snowboard versus ski, filthy 4Runners, long-range shooting, rebar barbecues (a rebarbecue), Big Government VS your hobbies, Jabba the Hut and whatever the Hell a camper rifle is - and that's before the caffeine sets in.

So many tales of Garage Hours past…  Get a newb cohost and the old gems come percolating back to the surface - Majid from GSR (and his dad Mo) joined Houstus Maximus Justin Fort for a Christmas Eve Eve attempt at analysis of the roadways' dire state at the hands of a wet San Diego winter, and everything descends into Trooper parts and gunshot residue.

From there, the Garage Hour goons go for gearhead: farm trucks, iron pall versus trichinosis, weird laptop Mitsubishi vans, blowtorches and remarketing, the free speech of warning other motorists about a speed trap with your headlights, whether the pizza guy will get to your house faster than the police when you call, the hilarity that is a DUI checkpoint, and the shame that is how the CHP leaves crash shrapnel on the roadway to be cleaned up by your tires.

Oh, and yes, this is our Christmas episode, so we're extra festive.  If you'd like the low-res caveman version of this episode, look for the same date with an "MP3" tag on it.

Direct download: HWGH122315.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

01.30.10 (MP3): Classic! Fat-Foot Recalls & Toyota Mother-Computer, Daytona & LeMans 24Hrs, Miata People, Death @ 1000ft in a Cobra Gunship, Nain Rogue & Mothug Doug, & Why Danica Patrick's a Nasty Jerk

Yo! Who wants a C4 'Vette? How 'bout one with a motor as big as a whale with a cog-drive blower that works just great for smokey 'Jersey burnouts?  Make the check out to Mothug Doug.

Don't blink or you'll miss this excellent early Garage Hour, complete with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort, Grizzly Chris and Dirty Dave, as well as a bucketful of big words, the Chicago flag, Toyotas and Mazdas and that creepy "Zoom-Zoom" thing the Miata people do, the difference between stinky rat mummies and the smell of death from 1000ft over Iraq in a Cobra gunship, Spyker buying SAAB, Geely buying Volvo (and whatever the Hell a Geely is), and What the Hell #2: Nain Rogue.  Yup, Detroit's got a demon, and we don't meant the unions - they're more of an unwanted vampire-zombie lovechild.

It IS the Garage Hour, however, so there's got to be racing - we've got the Daytona and LeMans 24 Hours, what it's like to attend in person, and why Juan Pablo might be fast, but he's still a nozzle.  There's also some storyline about the Panoz LMPs from LeMans and why they're so awesome despite never having won the whole scheme, plus how to get Danica Patrick to stop being such a prissy twat - now that she's in NASCAR, just let Tony Stewart beat her up.

This one's special, by the by, because it's the foundation for one of the original Garage Hour promos (as heard on-air for years).

If you'd like a high-res version of this episode, grab the one with the matching date and no "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH013010.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:22am EST

01.30.10: Classic! Fat-Foot Recalls & Toyota Mother-Computer, Daytona & LeMans 24Hrs, Miata People, Death @ 1000ft in a Cobra Gunship, Nain Rogue & Mothug Doug, & Why Danica Patrick's a Nasty Jerk

Yo! Who wants a C4 'Vette? How 'bout one with a motor as big as a whale with a cog-drive blower that works just great for smokey 'Jersey burnouts?  Make the check out to Mothug Doug.

Don't blink or you'll miss this excellent early Garage Hour, complete with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort, Grizzly Chris and Dirty Dave, as well as a bucketful of big words, the Chicago flag, Toyotas and Mazdas and that creepy "Zoom-Zoom" thing the Miata people do, the difference between stinky rat mummies and the smell of death from 1000ft over Iraq in a Cobra gunship, Spyker buying SAAB, Geely buying Volvo (and whatever the Hell a Geely is), and What the Hell #2: Nain Rogue.  Yup, Detroit's got a demon, and we don't meant the unions - they're more of an unwanted vampire-zombie lovechild.

It IS the Garage Hour, however, so there's got to be racing - we've got the Daytona and LeMans 24 Hours, what it's like to attend in person, and why Juan Pablo might be fast, but he's still a nozzle.  There's also some storyline about the Panoz LMPs from LeMans and why they're so awesome despite never having won the whole scheme, plus how to get Danica Patrick to stop being such a prissy twat - now that she's in NASCAR, just let Tony Stewart beat her up.

This one's special, by the by, because it's the foundation for one of the original Garage Hour promos (as heard on-air for years).

If you'd like a low-res version of this episode, grab the one with the matching date and an "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH013010.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:07am EST

10.10.09 (MP3): Classic! Strafing B-25s + Doolittle Falsies, Robocop VS Detroit Unions, Ford VS Poncho VS Chrysler Burnouts, CamRon's Swine Flu VS Cohagen Raising the Price of Air, Dirty Dave VS the SEALS, Shine VS Lightning, & Metallica VS Kyuss

Sporty vintage Garage Hour reload - from Dirty Dave's creepy shoes and Grizzly Chris's Mogfest plans to which makes (Ford, Pontiac or Chrysler) do the best burnouts.  Like the inevitable gravy of which the Garage Hour is full of, we descend from there into the depths of strafing-only B-25s in the Pacific and how much real estate you plow up with ten forward-facing .50-cals, Robocop and his best bud Clarence Boddicker and how the unions did far worse to the city of Detroit than either one of these guys could on their worst day, and the wonderment that is the Bossco magnetic work light.

From there, it's 100% gearhead - shine versus lightning (either its corn or apple - you choose your poison).  Off-Road Expo.  Chopping the top your Miata at home for fun and pleasure.  Salmonella.  Party commuting in a tweeting bugeye WRX.  Nacho from Wisco and the price of air.  Dirty Dave challenging SEALs to a fight.  And if you like rock, we've got Metallica, Kyuss and the Blues Brothers in this one too.

If you want the high-res version of this episode, look for the same date without "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH101009mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

10.10.09: Classic! Strafing B-25s + Doolittle Falsies, Robocop VS Detroit Unions, Ford VS Poncho VS Chrysler Burnouts, CamRon's Swine Flu VS Cohagen Raising the Price of Air, Dirty Dave VS the SEALS, Shine VS Lightning, & Metallica VS Kyuss

Sporty vintage Garage Hour reload - from Dirty Dave's creepy shoes and Grizzly Chris's Mogfest plans to which makes (Ford, Pontiac or Chrysler) do the best burnouts.  Like the inevitable gravy of which the Garage Hour is full of, we descend from there into the depths of strafing-only B-25s in the Pacific and how much real estate you plow up with ten forward-facing .50-cals, Robocop and his best bud Clarence Boddicker and how the unions did far worse to the city of Detroit than either one of these guys could on their worst day, and the wonderment that is the Bossco magnetic work light.

From there, it's 100% gearhead - shine versus lightning (either its corn or apple - you choose your poison).  Off-Road Expo.  Chopping the top your Miata at home for fun and pleasure.  Salmonella.  Party commuting in a tweeting bugeye WRX.  Nacho from Wisco and the price of air.  Dirty Dave challenging SEALs to a fight.  And if you like rock, we've got Metallica, Kyuss and the Blues Brothers in this one too.

If you want a lower-res version of this episode, look for the same date with an "MP3" in the title.

Direct download: HWGH101009.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

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