Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns (gearhead personality)

Reach into the Wayback Machine for a Garage Hour Reload - this is the big-AM gearhead randomsauce we're known for.  From ten years ago, the Gearhead Consultancy crammed the studio with dogs, doctors, drivers and Dirty Dave for F1, bad behavior on YouBoob, burning rivers in Ohio and everything between.

It wouldn't be gearhead radio without beating up on Priuses and the Pridiots who still think they're the solution to all of life's problems - they're just an answer to why you hate your commute.  Also, they're a rolling Superfund site, and we know why.

Direct download: HWGH031310mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Reach into the Wayback Machine for a Garage Hour Reload - this is the big-AM gearhead randomsauce we're known for.  From ten years ago, the Gearhead Consultancy crammed the studio with dogs, doctors, drivers and Dirty Dave for F1, bad behavior on YouBoob, burning rivers in Ohio and everything between.

It wouldn't be gearhead radio without beating up on Priuses and the Pridiots who still think they're the solution to all of life's problems - they're just an answer to why you hate your commute.  Also, they're a rolling Superfund site, and we know why.

Direct download: HWGH031310.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

Once again, life proves that a little preparation goes a long way (to making prepping look like a good idea). The Garage Hour did a recon of why you're already in good shape because you're a gearhead, and you're ready (four out of five geeks agree).

So kick back, stretch your sack, and join us in a little bit of good-natured back-patting - you're already on it. Double-check your stock, ignore panicky media reports (and do your own math), clean a few guns, finish a few projects, pet your kids, gargle some vodka, and look out for idiots.

 

Direct download: HWGH031020mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:43pm EDT

Once again, life proves that a little preparation goes a long way (to making prepping look like a good idea). The Garage Hour did a recon of why you're already in good shape because you're a gearhead, and you're ready (four out of five geeks agree).

So kick back, stretch your sack, and join us in a little bit of good-natured back-patting - you're already on it. Double-check your stock, ignore panicky media reports (and do your own math), clean a few guns, finish a few projects, pet your kids, gargle some vodka, and look out for idiots.

Direct download: HWGH031020.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

#Becauseworkbench: you know you need it, and preferably with all the function necessary for your gearhead existence, whether that means building engines, guns or laptops.  The Gearhead Consultancy does a teardown on the breakdown of the working surface you need to turn your projects into your successes.

There's also the standard gearhead excellence - beer tasting from Oskar Blues (G'Knight Imperial Red IPA), reasons not to open a used fuel filter in a closed office, and dinner with "the Keith Richards of the Tire Industry".

Direct download: HWGH030120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

#Becauseworkbench: you know you need it, and preferably with all the function necessary for your gearhead existence, whether that means building engines, guns or laptops.  The Gearhead Consultancy does a teardown on the breakdown of the working surface you need to turn your projects into your successes.

There's also the standard gearhead excellence - beer tasting from Oskar Blues (G'Knight Imperial Red IPA), reasons not to open a used fuel filter in a closed office, and dinner with "the Keith Richards of the Tire Industry".

Direct download: HWGH030120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

It's good to get lost in nice places. The Garage Hour made new friends at Freedom Arms in Woodland Park, CO on our most recent breakfast run (this truck ain't going to wheel itself), and gearhead talk radio happened. Whatever would we talk about when we're in a Second Amendment Sanctuary city in a Second Amendment Sanctuary county?

Between due process and the statist witch trials that misguided officials in Denver would push on lawful citizens, plus the negative impact of unconstitutional gun bans and the red-flag laws that represent them, we take it all apart.

Direct download: HWGH021520mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:44am EDT

It's good to get lost in nice places. The Garage Hour made new friends at Freedom Arms in Woodland Park, CO on our most recent breakfast run (this truck ain't going to wheel itself), and gearhead talk radio happened.  Whatever would we talk about when we're in a Second Amendment Sanctuary city in a Second Amendment Sanctuary county?

Between due process and the statist witch trials that misguided officials in Denver would push on lawful citizens, plus the negative impact of unconstitutional gun bans and the red-flag laws that represent them, we take it all apart.

Direct download: HWGH021520.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

Garage Hour Reload: the gang's all here, pillaging your village with everything from feedback dynos, DSM and EVO-guy fails, how to explode your whale, the Japanese Overgrowth Syndrome, and every sad failing of Priuses and Children of the Prius we can dig up.

Additional goodness from the Garage Hour goons includes bands like Contagion, traffic like New York City, disdain like Porsche owners, barfing on Black Mountain, why driving skill helps mileage, and what the Hell a haversack is. Why not? It's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH032010mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT

Garage Hour Reload: the gang's all here, pillaging your village with everything from feedback dynos, DSM and EVO-guy fails, how to explode your whale, the Japanese Overgrowth Syndrome, and every sad failing of Priuses and Children of the Prius we can dig up.

Additional goodness from the Garage Hour goons includes bands like Contagion, traffic like New York City, disdain like Porsche owners, barfing on Black Mountain, why driving skill helps mileage, and what the Hell a haversack is. Why not?  It's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH032010.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Geeks like to share - well, it's time to share the regard for the Second Amendment felt by our fellow geeks - builders, shooters, trap and skeet folks, hunters, gunsmiths, home-defenders, law and orderers, and the men and women in America's military.  Because of the attacks on our god-given freedoms (as enshrined in the constitution) by the bureaucrats and statists temporarily in office, we all need to stand up for our freedoms, and learning where things stand is a good place to start.

The Garage Hour is here to help: we've got updates on the weird state of VA, how West Virginia is ready to save Virginians, the failures of Gov. "Blackface" Northam and his ilk, other states' examples of where this is going, and how to save your state from this state.

Direct download: HWGH012120mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Geeks like to share - well, it's time to share the regard for the Second Amendment felt by our fellow geeks - builders, shooters, trap and skeet folks, hunters, gunsmiths, home-defenders, law and orderers, and the men and women in America's military.  Because of the attacks on our god-given freedoms (as enshrined in the constitution) by the bureaucrats and statists temporarily in office, we all need to stand up for our freedoms, and learning where things stand is a good place to start.

The Garage Hour is here to help: we've got updates on the weird state of VA, how West Virginia is ready to save Virginians, the failures of Gov. "Blackface" Northam and his ilk, other states' examples of where this is going, and how to save your state from this state.

Direct download: HWGH012120.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

The Diesel Ayatollah & Dustin v2 went to town with an engine swap for the trail-happy 4Runner, so we put together an episode all about engine swaps. It's got everything from factory-built specials and tales from the Death Star, to the weird sh!t that is birthed in every gearhead's brain - we hit it all. Well, not even close, but we wanted to.

There's also blown Super Duty bolts, lots of rock, grunge, industrial and electronica, tales from Ministry shows with Chef Jeff, and the broken icon that was Hunter S. Thompson. #Becausegearhead.

Direct download: HWGH011220mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:08am EDT

The Diesel Ayatollah & Dustin v2 went to town with an engine swap for the trail-happy 4Runner, so we put together an episode all about engine swaps. It's got everything from factory-built specials and tales from the Death Star, to the weird sh!t that is birthed in every gearhead's brain - we hit it all. Well, not even close, but we wanted to.

There's also blown Super Duty bolts, lots of rock, grunge, industrial and electronica, tales from Ministry shows with Chef Jeff, and the broken icon that was Hunter S. Thompson. #Becausegearhead.

Direct download: HWGH011220.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Don't fool yourself: "new" frequently means "worse", and in few places does this show itself better than the automotive industry.  Real gems must be found, and bad ideas must be tied to the mast and whipped.  Huge in-car touch-screens?  Horrible.  High-end exotic SUVs?  A joke on humanity.  Electric-car viability as a replacement for internat combustion?  Getting to the moon for vacation is more likely.  The Garage Hour can tell you why.

More depth: electric cars and why they're less safe, less clean, less functional, get crappy mileage, are more expensive, more egocentric, and more likely to fail you.  Big screens in cars and trucks?  How isn't that encouraging distracted driving?  How are more faceless features making you a better driver?  Duhh.

Direct download: HWGH122919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

Don't fool yourself: "new" frequently means "worse", and in few places does this show itself better than the automotive industry.  Real gems must be found, and bad ideas must be tied to the mast and whipped.  Huge in-car touch-screens?  Horrible.  High-end exotic SUVs?  A joke on humanity.  Electric-car viability as a replacement for internat combustion?  Getting to the moon for vacation is more likely.  The Garage Hour can tell you why.

More depth: electric cars and why they're less safe, less clean, less functional, get crappy mileage, are more expensive, more egocentric, and more likely to fail you.  Big screens in cars and trucks?  How isn't that encouraging distracted driving?  How are more faceless features making you a better driver?  Duhh.

Direct download: HWGH122919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

It's simple: you hate your tires. At least, you're acting like you hate your tires. Nails and bolts, curbs and rocks, dub-physics and China-quality, it all screams that a lot of people are missing the point: black tires matter.

We're here to help. Everything from air-pressure to maintenance ideas, some of the arguments against cool-guy skinny sidewalls, and how you're going to learn to love your contact patch. It's a Garage Hour, though, so there's also new parts, new workbenches, new beers, new cohosts and Pizza Port's Shark Attack double-red ale.

Direct download: HWGH120919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

It's simple: you hate your tires. At least, you're acting like you hate your tires. Nails and bolts, curbs and rocks, dub-physics and China-quality, it all screams that a lot of people are missing the point: black tires matter.

We're here to help. Everything from air-pressure to maintenance ideas, some of the arguments against cool-guy skinny sidewalls, and how you're going to learn to love your contact patch. It's a Garage Hour, though, so there's also new parts, new workbenches, new beers, new cohosts and Pizza Port's Shark Attack double-red ale.

Direct download: HWGH120919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.

With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...).  Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.

Direct download: HWGH110919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Cold weather got your power down? Does your starter crank like an anemic 16-year old anti-First Amendment weenie? Worried the next icy night will put your battery to bed? The Garage Hour charges to the rescue with a totally sensible gearhead episode about how to understand, manage and maintain the power well you depend upon when the high temperature is lower than a hipster's pull ups.

With a horde of Electric Wizard tracks to keep you wired, the Garage Hour goons talk what kills batteries, how to notice a dying battery before it's too late, tricks for keep them healthy like float charging and block heating, and what to do when it's too late (incluing calling your gearhead brother, who was smart enough to listen to this episode beforehand...).  Snow and ice should be an excuse for donuts and drifting, not dead car batteries and freezing to death.

Direct download: HWGH110919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Remember when prepping was a bad thing?  Gearheads and geeks call it #because, and Kalifornistan is proving the point.  Join us for the sort'a annual Bagels, Batteries and Bullets show as the Gearhead Consultancy discusses some of the basics of being ready when the bureaucracy hits the fan.

Let's keep it simple (stupid): bagels, batteries and bullets mean being prepared to cope with the needs presented by food, supplies and society.  You need to be able to last three days on your own, and experts warn society is only four meals from a riot.  Don't be one of them.

Direct download: HWGH103119mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

Remember when prepping was a bad thing?  Gearheads and geeks call it #because, and Kalifornistan is proving the point.  Join us for the sort'a annual Bagels, Batteries and Bullets show as the Gearhead Consultancy discusses some of the basics of being ready when the bureaucracy hits the fan.

Let's keep it simple (stupid): bagels, batteries and bullets mean being prepared to cope with the needs presented by food, supplies and society.  You need to be able to last three days on your own, and experts warn society is only four meals from a riot.  Don't be one of them.

Direct download: HWGH103119.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

From the garage - the Garage Hour is all gearhead, all the time.  This one-man episode (we'll summon the cohosts shortly - too many are still overseas staring down Putin) visits with a little auto-detailing logic, powered by Mother's product and a truckload of elbow grease, then veers off into the importance of geeks and gearheads of all stripes being aware of when the faceless little man with the big eraser is eyeballing their freedom to shoot, drive, build, wire, fry, brew, chop, punch and practice.

There's always more in a garage - you know that - so tune in for beers and breweries we discovered in Colorado during recent off-road adventures, the importance of having a proper funtioning workbench (instead of a soggy old desk that can't take a hammering and won't support your vise), Super Duties and their messy, messy owners, and why your hobbies and freedoms are a bureacrat's leverage (ie, licensing your rights back to you).

Direct download: HWGH100919mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

From the garage - the Garage Hour is all gearhead, all the time.  This one-man episode (we'll summon the cohosts shortly - too many are still overseas staring down Putin) visits with a little auto-detailing logic, powered by Mother's product and a truckload of elbow grease, then veers off into the importance of geeks and gearheads of all stripes being aware of when the faceless little man with the big eraser is eyeballing their freedom to shoot, drive, build, wire, fry, brew, chop, punch and practice.

There's always more in a garage - you know that - so tune in for beers and breweries we discovered in Colorado during recent off-road adventures, the importance of having a proper funtioning workbench (instead of a soggy old desk that can't take a hammering and won't support your vise), Super Duties and their messy, messy owners, and why your hobbies and freedoms are a bureacrat's leverage (ie, licensing your rights back to you).

Direct download: HWGH100919.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:53pm 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: 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