Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns

Do YOU know better than to put propane in your Tesla's tires?  Do YOU know Teslas need special gas that doesn't come from the gas station?  ...Then YOU might be smarter than the college laureates who could buy one but not own them.  College...

While we're at it: be nice to truckers (say it again, uh!), be wary of connecting your heater to your 'fridge to your A/C to your electricity (the internet of things or an appliance army marching towards your destruction?), and the story of a guy from New Jersey who was forced to crush his Cummins Dodge because it was for sale on Fakebook Marketface.  Yuuuuuup.  Don't say we didn't warn you (because we did, like, all the time ago).  Also, Karma to Burn, John Lee Hooker, Big Head Todd, Naked Funk, QOTSA, Skynyrd and the Allmans.

Direct download: HWGH091922mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Do YOU know better than to put propane in your Tesla's tires?  Do YOU know Teslas need special gas that doesn't come from the gas station?  ...Then YOU might be smarter than the college laureates who could buy one but not own them.  College...

While we're at it: be nice to truckers (say it again, uh!), be wary of connecting your heater to your 'fridge to your A/C to your electricity (the internet of things or an appliance army marching towards your destruction?), and the story of a guy from New Jersey who was forced to crush his Cummins Dodge because it was for sale on Fakebook Marketface.  Yuuuuuup.  Don't say we didn't warn you (because we did, like, all the time ago).  Also, Karma to Burn, John Lee Hooker, Big Head Todd, Naked Funk, QOTSA, Skynyrd and the Allmans.

Direct download: HWGH091922.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

The Garage Hour would like to present you this barnyard of proclivities as gathered by Hostus Maximus Justin Fort on a cross-country dash to Mom's...  The transit quesiton: why do some folks think we should be regressing with electric cars and trucks?  The power question: who's going to want a car they can't fill up (brownouts, anyone?)?  ...And the control issue: what happens when there's so little power that the next neighborhood gets some but you don't?  Also, have some good mileage.

Special guests include Durant from "Darkman", the Godwin Rule and Murray Gelman Amnesia Hypothesis, Chris Farley, plus some leftist efites and degree snobs.

Direct download: HWGH090122mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

The Garage Hour would like to present you this barnyard of proclivities as gathered by Hostus Maximus Justin Fort on a cross-country dash to Mom's...  The transit quesiton: why do some folks think we should be regressing with electric cars and trucks?  The power question: who's going to want a car they can't fill up (brownouts, anyone?)?  ...And the control issue: what happens when there's so little power that the next neighborhood gets some but you don't?  Also, have some good mileage.

Special guests include Durant from "Darkman", the Godwin Rule and Murray Gelman Amnesia Hypothesis, Chris Farley, plus some leftist efites and degree snobs.

Direct download: HWGH090122.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Been slackin'!  Garage Hour's got too much on its plate, and we're chewing like mad to get back to you - in as-soon-as-it's-fixed gearhead time.  We've got some goodness for you here: more left-turn-on-green intersection violence (somebody's up to something) and a revisitation of Asimov's rules (technology's not on your side), speaker repair fun (geeks don't chuck it, they fix it), and how Ford's ruining decades of reputation by calling a failing electric pickup by a classic nameplate (hints of Mustang, anyone?). ...Then we liked this picture:

There's also some bits - revisiting the Lexus LFA and fat Porsches, a guy eating chips while he Subies, Charles Bronson, plus the Rev (Heat), Masters of Reality, Megadeth, Puny Human, Whoregasm, Mindbomb and the Space Truckers.

Direct download: HWGH082822mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

Been slackin'!  Garage Hour's got too much on its plate, and we're chewing like mad to get back to you - in as-soon-as-it's-fixed gearhead time.  We've got some goodness for you here: more left-turn-on-green intersection violence (somebody's up to something) and a revisitation of Asimov's rules (technology's not on your side), speaker repair fun (geeks don't chuck it, they fix it), and how Ford's ruining decades of reputation by calling a failing electric pickup by a classic nameplate (hints of Mustang, anyone?). ...Then we liked this picture:

There's also some bits - revisiting the Lexus LFA and fat Porsches, a guy eating chips while he Subies, Charles Bronson, plus the Rev (Heat), Masters of Reality, Megadeth, Puny Human, Whoregasm, Mindbomb and the Space Truckers.

Direct download: HWGH082822.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

Get wound up and the oddball icing stacks up.  From the accelerating failure of Ford's useless electric trucks (as heralded by the frauds at Autoweek) to a strange-by-creepy exposé of intersections that put traffic at odds (and who's in control of what), plus bearing witness to an in-situ near dive-bomb on law enforcement by a not-very-piloted Tesla...  With a late-night radio chaser from Red Eye, Nouri and Ground Zero - the Garage Hour is here to inform your non-consent.

While we're at it: why what's missing from automakers is more than "chips", why defining your elitist fluffer-dream with your neighbors' taxes is pure fail, and the sadness that is Colorado's embrace of Kalifornistan's 40-year old stupidity.

Direct download: HWGH081222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

Get wound up and the oddball icing stacks up.  From the accelerating failure of Ford's useless electric trucks (as heralded by the frauds at Autoweek) to a strange-by-creepy exposé of intersections that put traffic at odds (and who's in control of what), plus bearing witness to an in-situ near dive-bomb on law enforcement by a not-very-piloted Tesla...  With a late-night radio chaser from Red Eye, Nouri and Ground Zero - the Garage Hour is here to inform your non-consent.

While we're at it: why what's missing from automakers is more than "chips", why defining your elitist fluffer-dream with your neighbors' taxes is pure fail, and the sadness that is Colorado's embrace of Kalifornistan's 40-year old stupidity.

Direct download: HWGH081222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

We've got places to be!  Get out of the Garage Hour's way, because there's bike parts, buckets, lumber, hangars, tire irons, fuel cans, straps, chains, come-alongs, brooms, ducting, coolers, bungees and street signs to be found.  That, plus traffic's Accordion Effect, an iPod that knows where we're going, American-style legal reforms in a third-world jungle, and a whole lot of analysis about rich celebrities whose automobile is a social dowsing rod.

While it's on the burner: cyborgs, driving fast (fastmobile then beverate), fixing solenoids by hitting them harder (damn Siamese port long-tubes), and securing your load before we get it for free.

Direct download: HWGH080822mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

We've got places to be!  Get out of the Garage Hour's way, because there's bike parts, buckets, lumber, hangars, tire irons, fuel cans, straps, chains, come-alongs, brooms, ducting, coolers, bungees and street signs to be found.  That, plus traffic's Accordion Effect, an iPod that knows where we're going, American-style legal reforms in a third-world jungle, and a whole lot of analysis about rich celebrities whose automobile is a social dowsing rod.

While it's on the burner: cyborgs, driving fast (fastmobile then beverate), fixing solenoids by hitting them harder (damn Siamese port long-tubes), and securing your load before we get it for free.

Direct download: HWGH080822.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

(Not) lost in the woods with the gearhead goons - Hostus Maximus Justin Fort joins the Walkin' Dude at his Black Forest shop for an hour to work through finding the newest small-dollar commuter.  In this case, it's an $800 third-gen 4Runner, and we've got deets on how to find your own: what to look for, what's it "need", how to find the "panic point" and how a good truck CAN be more than the sum of its parts.

There's more:  Primus, Claypool, John Paul Jones, Cumberland Gap, Monolord, Goatsnake, beers from Estes Park Brewery, Toyotas from Iran, Mustangs from Australia and Epstein didn't kill himself.

Direct download: HWGH080422mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

(Not) lost in the woods with the gearhead goons - Hostus Maximus Justin Fort joins the Walkin' Dude at his Black Forest shop for an hour to work through finding the newest small-dollar commuter.  In this case, it's an $800 third-gen 4Runner, and we've got deets on how to find your own: what to look for, what's it "need", how to find the "panic point" and how a good truck CAN be more than the sum of its parts.

There's more:  Primus, Claypool, John Paul Jones, Cumberland Gap, Monolord, Goatsnake, beers from Estes Park Brewery, Toyotas from Iran, Mustangs from Australia and Epstein didn't kill himself.

Direct download: HWGH080422.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:06pm EDT

No, it's not Dude Food, it's good tortillas versus crap fuel, plus corn, cane and calories, as well as the mailman's budget sticking its foot up the bureaucrats' exhaust port.  You can't keep down this much gearhead goodness - it's the second of May's Lost Garage Hours.  What else wasn't lost?  A PO FU to President Hair-sniff McBranden, some fine riffs (and whose are they?), a gearhead goodbye to classic testadura Fred Ward, Pothole Pete still wants to take away your car, and a not terribly massive black hole hiding in your back yard.

...More than candy: Zepplin, Korn, Vultures, Testament, Puny Human, STP, Zombie (s) and the Desert Sessions (off Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's #3 Hillclimb Mix).

Direct download: HWGH052522mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:30am EDT

No, it's not Dude Food, it's good tortillas versus crap fuel, plus corn, cane and calories, as well as the mailman's budget sticking its foot up the bureaucrats' exhaust port.  You can't keep down this much gearhead goodness - it's the second of May's Lost Garage Hours.  What else wasn't lost?  A PO FU to President Hair-sniff McBranden, some fine riffs (and whose are they?), a gearhead goodbye to classic testadura Fred Ward, Pothole Pete still wants to take away your car, and a not terribly massive black hole hiding in your back yard.

...More than candy: Zepplin, Korn, Vultures, Testament, Puny Human, STP, Zombie (s) and the Desert Sessions (off Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's #3 Hillclimb Mix).

Direct download: HWGH052522.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:14am EDT

These two episodes from May almost took a long walk off a short hard drive, but thanks to doing stuff with our brains, hereyago: Tesla's legacy issues with batteries and taxpayers, electric cars (replacement or runabout?), chicks from Georgia parking on the tracks (and the return of the bodycount conundrum), committing auto theft with a Ford, a big foot and cheap tech, two-step security and the old-school LS400 fob, "I, Robot", plus a drive-by from the Air Force Thunderbirds and one Commander "Slappy".

There's more goodness: Desert Sessions and the gang - Kyuss, Fatso Jetson, K.D. Lang, Screaming Trees and "Girl Boy Tom", plus Frankenstein Big Bird.

Direct download: HWGH052222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

These two episodes from May almost took a long walk off a short hard drive, but thanks to doing stuff with our brains, hereyago: Tesla's legacy issues with batteries and taxpayers, electric cars (replacement or runabout?), chicks from Georgia parking on the tracks (and the return of the bodycount conundrum), committing auto theft with a Ford, a big foot and cheap tech, two-step security and the old-school LS400 fob, "I, Robot", plus a drive-by from the Air Force Thunderbirds and one Commander "Slappy".

There's more goodness: Desert Sessions and the gang - Kyuss, Fatso Jetson, K.D. Lang, Screaming Trees and "Girl Boy Tom", plus Frankenstein Big Bird.

Direct download: HWGH052222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Garage Hour goons go off about the stupid shed we warned you was going to happen - doesn't take much to figure out the future when you're a geek (2 + 2, cats and kitties).  Yes, truckers in Kalifornistan are going to revolt (80,000 repowers can't be wrong).  Yes, robot cars will try to kill you.  Yes, greenthink is pulling a Spy-VS-Spy and killing itself.  Yes, carbon dioxide haters are plant racists.  Yes, the clot shots don't a candle to old-school medicines already amortized in the world's poorest nations (one-time lucky?).  Yes, gas stoves are still better than electric.  So much good stuff.

Oh yeah, and Primus' head-weirdo Les Claypool mastered the sounds for the original "Cowboy Bebop" - because awesome.

Direct download: HWGH071122mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

Garage Hour goons go off about the stupid shed we warned you was going to happen - doesn't take much to figure out the future when you're a geek (2 + 2, cats and kitties).  Yes, truckers in Kalifornistan are going to revolt (80,000 repowers can't be wrong).  Yes, robot cars will try to kill you.  Yes, greenthink is pulling a Spy-VS-Spy and killing itself.  Yes, carbon dioxide haters are plant racists.  Yes, the clot shots don't a candle to old-school medicines already amortized in the world's poorest nations (one-time lucky?).  Yes, gas stoves are still better than electric.  So much good stuff.

Oh yeah, and Primus' head-weirdo Les Claypool mastered the sounds for the original "Cowboy Bebop" - because awesome.

Direct download: HWGH071122.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

Try on this episode for a two-hour dissertation on how to get what's up (and not be fooled by the info snobs, liars and malcreators in the media).  We've got what's said versus what's meant (and what words mean), how to avoid a legacy of idiocy (Tide Pods & eye shots?), drilling down to what's real and what's fake, why bad PR is just bad PR, emotive hooks (what are they good for - absolutely nuthin'!), and how to read messaging tools and channels for their sincere selves.

Not every day does the Gearhead Consultancy take off its off-roading, road-racing, tin-bending and break-fixing hats to don the professional public-relations fedora, but the time was right - let's be a savvy message consumer.

Direct download: HWGH070122mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Try on this episode for a two-hour dissertation on how to get what's up (and not be fooled by the info snobs, liars and malcreators in the media).  We've got what's said versus what's meant (and what words mean), how to avoid a legacy of idiocy (Tide Pods & eye shots?), drilling down to what's real and what's fake, why bad PR is just bad PR, emotive hooks (what are they good for - absolutely nuthin'!), and how to read messaging tools and channels for their sincere selves.

Not every day does the Gearhead Consultancy take off its off-roading, road-racing, tin-bending and break-fixing hats to don the professional public-relations fedora, but the time was right - let's be a savvy message consumer.

Direct download: HWGH070122.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Roads from the thought with a trip-think spectacular - freeway rules for signal-work, flow-merging, traffic-desnobbing and photo-enforcement unConstitutionalism.  It's geek stuff - what we overdo: while the Garage Hour goons are gear-deep in high-brained cross-country goodness, we consider more than just blacktop: windmill disposal failures, stop signs versus speed limits (physics versus rules), and the Garbage Disposal Syndrome (fix it before it's broken - duhh).

There's more:  a review of the bag of tricks we should all keep for ifs and whens, how gearhead trends move across the country, and an Iowa cornfield mailbox moment.

Direct download: HWGH070422mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

Roads from the thought with a trip-think spectacular - freeway rules for signal-work, flow-merging, traffic-desnobbing and photo-enforcement unConstitutionalism.  It's geek stuff - what we overdo: while the Garage Hour goons are gear-deep in high-brained cross-country goodness, we consider more than just blacktop: windmill disposal failures, stop signs versus speed limits (physics versus rules), and the Garbage Disposal Syndrome (fix it before it's broken - duhh).

There's more:  a review of the bag of tricks we should all keep for ifs and whens, how gearhead trends move across the country, and an Iowa cornfield mailbox moment.

Direct download: HWGH070422.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Too much good stuff:  with the Pike's Peak International Hillclimb done (full-length, too!), it's down to the whos, the whats and the hows.

Racecar: Mustang, Camaro, Bronco, Wolf, 911, Cayman GT4, Evo, 935, Taco (spaceship), Tesla, Sierra, M3, NSX, WRX, STi, Audi 4000, Charger, 'Cuda, Boss 302S, Integra, Palatov, Viper, F1, Leaf and a Porschevy.

Racer: Shute, Donner, Donahue, Vahsholtz, Becker, Block, Millen(s), Boyd, Zwart, Murdock, Dai, Dallenbach, Clay, Bolleau, Robinson(s), Schrantz, Aweida, Denmeade, Sighn, Guerrero, Strauch, Hess, Novembre, Zimmer, Lundh, Hill, Crouch, Wesley and Oi.

Spot: George's Corner, Cog Cut, Engineer's Glen Cove (& Cove Creek), Elk Park, 16-Mile, Devil's, Boulder and the Ws.

Direct download: HWGH062622mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

Too much good stuff:  with the Pike's Peak International Hillclimb done (full-length, too!), it's down to the whos, the whats and the hows.

Racecar: Mustang, Camaro, Bronco, Wolf, 911, Cayman GT4, Evo, 935, Taco (spaceship), Tesla, Sierra, M3, NSX, WRX, STi, Audi 4000, Charger, 'Cuda, Boss 302S, Integra, Palatov, Viper, F1, Leaf and a Porschevy.

Racer: Shute, Donner, Donahue, Vahsholtz, Becker, Block, Millen(s), Boyd, Zwart, Murdock, Dai, Dallenbach, Clay, Bolleau, Robinson(s), Schrantz, Aweida, Denmeade, Sighn, Guerrero, Strauch, Hess, Novembre, Zimmer, Lundh, Hill, Crouch, Wesley and Oi.

Spot: George's Corner, Cog Cut, Engineer's Glen Cove (& Cove Creek), Elk Park, 16-Mile, Devil's, Boulder and the Ws.

Direct download: HWGH062622.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

You know you're popular when the citizens of your state call you "Gov. Toilet Scandal", and Illinois' elected rich snob has cemented his popularity by bulldozing legacy state resident Caterpillar.  ...And yeah, they're headed for Texas.  Meanwhile, the cops in that state's ritzy hamlet of Naperville are holding down the fort, especially when attacked by Paul Bunyan (insert axe-to-gunfight joke here).  Seriously, cats and kitties, let's back the blue. 

While we're at it: Ford trannies versus the neighbor's dog, pinko electric van plan fails (so much cronyism), with a special appearance from the Sinister drop-inner, and ice on a volcano.

Direct download: HWGH062222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

You know you're popular when the citizens of your state call you "Gov. Toilet Scandal", and Illinois' elected rich snob has cemented his popularity by bulldozing legacy state resident Caterpillar.  ...And yeah, they're headed for Texas.  Meanwhile, the cops in that state's ritzy hamlet of Naperville are holding down the fort, especially when attacked by Paul Bunyan (insert axe-to-gunfight joke here).  Seriously, cats and kitties, let's back the blue. 

While we're at it: Ford trannies versus the neighbor's dog, pinko electric van plan fails (so much cronyism), with a special appearance from the Sinister drop-inner, and ice on a volcano.

Direct download: HWGH062222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Our friends at Focus on the Forest have built a grassroots non-profit that picks up trash just like we all should, and because the Garage Hour runs what we brung and hauls what we brought, we got together so you can too. Whether you're out in the woods for some four-wheeling, biking, shooting or climbing, this is the one time it's better to be a taker than a maker: take out your trash

We've got the stories: 610 tires, 150 'fridges, 100 mattresses, 15 trailers, 2 pianos and a jacuzzi - and that's just the things (not counting more than 200 tons of stuff). Shawn and Eve told us secrets, too: who's best at keeping clean (off-roaders) and who's the worst, who's a big help (locals donors and Teller County Waste), plus how this can all be done ONE BAG AT A TIME.

Direct download: HWGH061622mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Our friends at Focus on the Forest have built a grassroots non-profit that picks up trash just like we all should, and because the Garage Hour runs what we brung and hauls what we brought, we got together so you can too. Whether you're out in the woods for some four-wheeling, biking, shooting or climbing, this is the one time it's better to be a taker than a maker: take out your trash

We've got the stories: 610 tires, 150 'fridges, 100 mattresses, 15 trailers, 2 pianos and a jacuzzi - and that's just the things (not counting more than 200 tons of stuff). Shawn and Eve told us secrets, too: who's best at keeping clean (off-roaders) and who's the worst, who's a big help (locals donors and Teller County Waste), plus how this can all be done ONE BAG AT A TIME.

Direct download: HWGH061622.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Backwards or forwards, it's still racecar!  Uphillclimbing at its finest is once again uponst us with the return of the Pike's Peak Hillclimb (PPIHC.com), one of America's oldest running races and still a killer to-do of go-fast goodness.  We've got some of the drivers - Crouch, Millen, Vasholtz, Novembre, Shute, Shrantz, Donner and Dallenbach - and a few of the cars - 911, Bronco, Mustang, Camaro, WRX, STi, Evo, stockers, LMPs, open and closed-wheel, Cudas, Acura, Audi, Hellcat, Civic, and one guy in a Leaf.

How about joining us?  The Garage Hour might just be at George's Corner, and you should definitely be in the audience.  More?  ...Some excellent car crashes caught on tape in Seattle - because incompetence ain't just a river in Egypt.

Direct download: HWGG060422mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:23am EDT

Backwards or forwards, it's still racecar!  Uphillclimbing at its finest is once again uponst us with the return of the Pike's Peak Hillclimb (PPIHC.com), one of America's oldest running races and still a killer to-do of go-fast goodness.  We've got some of the drivers - Crouch, Millen, Vasholtz, Novembre, Shute, Shrantz, Donner and Dallenbach - and a few of the cars - 911, Bronco, Mustang, Camaro, WRX, STi, Evo, stockers, LMPs, open and closed-wheel, Cudas, Acura, Audi, Hellcat, Civic, and one guy in a Leaf.

How about joining us?  The Garage Hour might just be at George's Corner, and you should definitely be in the audience.  More?  ...Some excellent car crashes caught on tape in Seattle - because incompetence ain't just a river in Egypt.

Direct download: HWGG060422.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

...Because there's still squads of peoplelike objects shambling the streets who think Memorial Day is National Uncover the Pool Day or Barbecue Day, the Gearhead Consultancy is here to unconfuse you about this solemn day. From rules for your flag to the right time for the moment of silence (yuuuuuup), we're here to help with how y'all are going to honor those who signed on the dotted line but never came back, and why the price they paid allows you to spend the weekend Tooting on Myface.

...And because you might like some relief from all that heaviness: there's Faith No More, Tomahawk, hounds with bees in their mouths , why "2001: Space Odyssey" makes us think too much, and making hay with the hundred-dollar commuter (don't overown it).

Direct download: HWGH053022mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

...Because there's still squads of peoplelike objects shambling the streets who think Memorial Day is National Uncover the Pool Day or Barbecue Day, the Gearhead Consultancy is here to unconfuse you about this solemn day. From rules for your flag to the right time for the moment of silence (yuuuuuup), we're here to help with how y'all are going to honor those who signed on the dotted line but never came back, and why the price they paid allows you to spend the weekend Tooting on Myface.

... And because you might like some relief from all that heaviness: there's Faith No More, Tomahawk, hounds with bees in their mouths , why "2001: Space Odyssey" makes us think too much, and making hay with the hundred-dollar commuter (don't overown it).

Direct download: HWGH053022.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Go get lost - in the mountains, on some trails, in the canyons, in the woods, in some history. The Garage Hour goons (with 'froading fool Fred and his Walkin' Dude) are here to help with a few thoughts about being equipped for on-trail out-thereism, with ideas on straps to use (and to avoid), where you can get heavy-duty gear for a light-wallet price, and some other need-tos for your rig so the next gotta-go doesn't turn into a never-got-there. Specifics include air, hi and bottle-jacks, "Insomnia" in Alaska (with Pacino and Williams), and a junkyard dog that might be part Velcro.

While we're at it, there's rock (Kyuss), hillclimbing (PPIHC's 100th), sub-$G commuter wonderment, truck guns, and the dumb stuff people do in the woods (that a guy with a truck usually cleans up).

Direct download: HWGH052022mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

Go get lost - in the mountains, on some trails, in the canyons, in the woods, in some history. The Garage Hour goons (with 'froading fool Fred and his Walkin' Dude) are here to help with a few thoughts about being equipped for on-trail out-thereism, with ideas on straps to use (and to avoid), where you can get heavy-duty gear for a light-wallet price, and some other need-tos for your rig so the next gotta-go doesn't turn into a never-got-there. Specifics include air, hi and bottle-jacks, "Insomnia" in Alaska (with Pacino and Williams), and a junkyard dog that might be part Velcro.

While we're at it, there's rock (Kyuss), hillclimbing (PPIHC's 100th), sub-$G commuter wonderment, truck guns, and the dumb stuff people do in the woods (that a guy with a truck usually cleans up).

Direct download: HWGH052022.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

Here's something: The Man is after robot cars (but not for a reason that would fix the problem), rich guys are making the twits at Twatter crazier (because geek trumps nerd), Russian tanks are thwarted by Russian mud (how ironic), Chinese-made cameras are full of software and hardware back-doors (duhh), and how about that fool who idles 15 minutes waiting to park (in front of a hiking trail).  Meanwhile, does cognitive dissonance cause cancer?  ...Because it causes a lot of other sheddy stuff, like bureaucratic dehydration (No desal for you!).

Smetal: Slayer, Sleep, Slot, Snail, Solarized, Soundgarden, Stabbing Westward, Steril, Stick, Sugar Ray and 16-Volt.

Direct download: HWGH051122mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Here's something: The Man is after robot cars (but not for a reason that would fix the problem), rich guys are making the twits at Twatter crazier (because geek trumps nerd), Russian tanks are thwarted by Russian mud (how ironic), Chinese-made cameras are full of software and hardware back-doors (duhh), and how about that fool who idles 15 minutes waiting to park (in front of a hiking trail).  Meanwhile, does cognitive dissonance cause cancer?  ...Because it causes a lot of other sheddy stuff, like bureaucratic dehydration (No desal for you!).

Smetal: Slayer, Sleep, Slot, Snail, Solarized, Soundgarden, Stabbing Westward, Steril, Stick, Sugar Ray and 16-Volt.

Direct download: HWGH051122.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

TIme to push it down and lean back - it's a one-day sprint from here to there with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort. From rating the troopers in Illinois against the meter maids in the San Diego sector (so much copulence) and talking your way out of tickets, to good behavior in the car and road-trip expectations, we've got your pricey gas right here. Just don't ask for a Chevy Equinox - those big gals tried to drive it into the ditch on the 80 (so much better than the 88).

There's more: the difference between dashboard data and dial-up distractions (it's all bad), where have all the audio jacks gone (?), and being saved by the rear-view (got to live in your mirrors when you're piling on the MPHs).

Direct download: HWGH050722mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

TIme to push it down and lean back - it's a one-day sprint from here to there with Hostus Maximus Justin Fort. From rating the troopers in Illinois against the meter maids in the San Diego sector (so much copulence) and talking your way out of tickets, to good behavior in the car and road-trip expectations, we've got your pricey gas right here. Just don't ask for a Chevy Equinox - those big gals tried to drive it into the ditch on the 80 (so much better than the 88).

There's more: the difference between dashboard data and dial-up distractions (it's all bad), where have all the audio jacks gone (?), and being saved by the rear-view (got to live in your mirrors when you're piling on the MPHs).

Direct download: HWGH050722.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Holy freakin' sequel, Batman - the Garage Hour goons gathered up the Chi-town hustlers for another armpit-adjacent gearhead free-for-all, and spicy meatballs happened. What's it? Cutting cars in half in auto shop, why electric Jeeps still aren't going to four-wheel (but the Gladiator is semi-driveable), interior colors (Whorehouse Red, anyone?), buying neighbors' forgotten treasures, and a dynamite analysis of where the used-car market is, where it's going, and what cars we're watching to make the math.

But wait: Trinity's Kolsch, Bell's IPA, and Toppling's Pseudo Sue, pit bulls and their tails, mall-crawling versus flexing Starbucks (Jeepers), and wading the Dupage River.

Direct download: HWGH050322mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Holy freakin' sequel, Batman - the Garage Hour goons gathered up the Chi-town hustlers for another armpit-adjacent gearhead free-for-all, and spicy meatballs happened. What's it? Cutting cars in half in auto shop, why electric Jeeps still aren't going to four-wheel (but the Gladiator is semi-driveable), interior colors (Whorehouse Red, anyone?), buying neighbors' forgotten treasures, and a dynamite analysis of where the used-car market is, where it's going, and what cars we're watching to make the math.

But wait: Trinity's Kolsch, Bell's IPA, and Toppling's Pseudo Sue, pit bulls and their tails, mall-crawling versus flexing Starbucks (Jeepers), and wading the Dupage River.

Direct download: HWGH050322.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:22am EDT

...And sometimes, the cluster is half the adventure (or most of it, in this case).  While doing a banzai run to a "meet here" out-there getogether with some 'froading buddies (who we met at the now-defunct FJ Summit), the Gearhead Consultancy wound up doing a test of tent tie-downs and fireproofing, duct tape and rental-cabin supplies, plus hose clamps, zip-ties and Lee Van Cleef.

More thoughts for you: Texas VS Taos?  Flat-four VS small-block?  Tramp VS Glamp?  Ex-parte VS exfil?  Also, Frampton VS Rogan, Tom Waits, and Dave Mustaine's throat.

Direct download: HWGH042422mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

...And sometimes, the cluster is half the adventure (or most of it, in this case).  While doing a banzai run to a "meet here" out-there getogether with some 'froading buddies (who we met at the now-defunct FJ Summit), the Gearhead Consultancy wound up doing a test of tent tie-downs and fireproofing, duct tape and rental-cabin supplies, plus hose clamps, zip-ties and Lee Van Cleef.

More thoughts for you: Texas VS Taos?  Flat-four VS small-block?  Tramp VS Glamp?  Ex-parte VS exfil?  Also, Frampton VS Rogan, Tom Waits, and Dave Mustaine's throat.

Direct download: HWGH042422.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Wellll...  It should be no surprise that wading waist-deep into mid-day traffic for a Colorado hot lap might plunge the Garage Hour into some of the usual left-lane snobs, inattentive Audis, sloppy Subarus, tuned-out tail-gaters and just a few intrepid truckers.  This is a classic on-the-road snapshot, including a parachute job by The Craig, an old friend of the show and used-car expert.

While we're at it, how about analysis of a very beat third-gen 4Runner (probably not worth $5000), and a little more of what you like best: Hostus Maxiums Justin Fort yelling at lousy motorists.

Direct download: HWGH042222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:27am EDT

Wellll...  It should be no surprise that wading waist-deep into mid-day traffic for a Colorado hot lap might plunge the Garage Hour into some of the usual left-lane snobs, inattentive Audis, sloppy Subarus, tuned-out tail-gaters and just a few intrepid truckers.  This is a classic on-the-road snapshot, including a parachute job by The Craig, an old friend of the show and used-car expert.

While we're at it, how about analysis of a very beat third-gen 4Runner (probably not worth $5000), and a little more of what you like best: Hostus Maxiums Justin Fort yelling at lousy motorists.

Direct download: HWGH042222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

Even the fist-fights between millenial race-car drivers suck - what we'd give for the good old days when Cale Yarborough beat up the whole Allison family, or Boris Said "teaching 'em a lesson..."  Whatevs - the Garage Hour will keep reminding you what good looks like.  Then we'll tell you about Texas reminding Mexican truckers who's in charge, and why amoral and compassionless robots ain't here to help (and will probably hurt).

Then again, it could be worse - just move to Denver, where they want to disarm law-abiding citizens, or Kalifornistan, where they don't make enough electricity to top off the ego in your electric status-symbol.

Direct download: HWGH040422mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:28am EDT

Even the fist-fights between millenial race-car drivers suck - what we'd give for the good old days when Cale Yarborough beat up the whole Allison family, or Boris Said "teaching 'em a lesson..."  Whatevs - the Garage Hour will keep reminding you what good looks like.  Then we'll tell you about Texas reminding Mexican truckers who's in charge, and why amoral and compassionless robots ain't here to help (and will probably hurt).

Then again, it could be worse - just move to Denver, where they want to disarm law-abiding citizens, or Kalifornistan, where they don't make enough electricity to top off the ego in your electric status-symbol.

Direct download: HWGH040422.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

When you've got too much to do but no daylight to do it, be the night owl. With syrupy tracks and big thoughts, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort pours on the goodness: why Ukraine's war hurts your auto parts (neon!), how mental environmentalists' tire-slashing campaigns aren't making them friends, how paying the people who burned down your car exposes municipalities' complicity in bad ideas, and what the Hell is wrong with Nissan owners.

It's not just the big stuff: someone in Ukraine is 3-D printing RPG launchers, and why horses worldwide are concerned about high gas prices too.

Direct download: HWGH040222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

When you've got too much to do but no daylight to do it, be the night owl. With syrupy tracks and big thoughts, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort pours on the goodness: why Ukraine's war hurts your auto parts (neon!), how mental environmentalists' tire-slashing campaigns aren't making them friends, how paying the people who burned down your car exposes municipalities' complicity in bad ideas, and what the Hell is wrong with Nissan owners.

It's not just the big stuff: someone in Ukraine is 3-D printing RPG launchers, and why horses worldwide are concerned about high gas prices too.

Direct download: HWGH040222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Don't let the small-thinkery of those who'd walk into traffic because their phone was more interesting than their wellbeing steer your geek-brain wrong. We've got the Motts on traffic cameras (and why they're dangerous, ineffective and unConstitutional, no matter which city is saying otherwise), NASCAR's attempts to crap on their fans (electric race cars?), Tesla's attempts to burn your house down, woke fools' attempts to call steam engines racist, and how Alabama just might have given Mr. LGB his plates back.

While we're at it, how about some killer southern-fried rock? ...'Cause we've got "Clutch"; and your dog. Be nice to your dog.

Direct download: HWGH032722mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Don't let the small-thinkery of those who'd walk into traffic because their phone was more interesting than their wellbeing steer your geek-brain wrong. We've got the Motts on traffic cameras (and why they're dangerous, ineffective and unConstitutional, no matter which city is saying otherwise), NASCAR's attempts to crap on their fans (electric race cars?), Tesla's attempts to burn your house down, woke fools' attempts to call steam engines racist, and how Alabama just might have given Mr. LGB his plates back.

While we're at it, how about some killer southern-fried rock? ...'Cause we've got "Clutch"; and your dog. Be nice to your dog.

Direct download: HWGH032722.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Yikes.  This one was all over the place from the word "Welcome" - Dude Food (w/ bacon, beef and horseradish sauce), Javelins and Call of Duty, breaking in your belly holster (and standards for performance), KCBQ's gleaming black towers of broadcast superiority, getting lost in Boston, and inserting Regular Bill into Poland's Ukraine.

We've also got a look at Trinity's Farmhouse Ale (almost a red) and their famous Mexican lager, FNG Brett's music ("Finding Chase"), Maker's Mark under the table, and the undying question of when a pizza taco is a taco pizza.

Direct download: HWGH031722mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Yikes.  This one was all over the place from the word "Welcome" - Dude Food (w/ bacon, beef and horseradish sauce), Javelins and Call of Duty, breaking in your belly holster (and standards for performance), KCBQ's gleaming black towers of broadcast superiority, getting lost in Boston, and inserting Regular Bill into Poland's Ukraine.

We've also got a look at Trinity's Farmhouse Ale (almost a red) and their famous Mexican lager, FNG Brett's music ("Finding Chase"), Maker's Mark under the table, and the undying question of when a pizza taco is a taco pizza.

Direct download: HWGH031722.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly - the Garage Hour gearheads got their groove on for an hour of issues with new and used driveshafts.  Troubleshooting, driving diagnosis, balancing and building, parts and tools, Cardins, needle-bearings, donuts, SVO and magazine parts, washers, yokes, paint markers and bearing cups.

We're not done: there's Dr. Tooth, Animal, Megadeth, Ninjatune, gumlines, drivelines, late-night hammering, and fixing your woketard neighbor (take "Blazing Saddles" and "Cannonball Run" and don't call us in the morning).

Direct download: HWGH031322mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:10am EDT

If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly - the Garage Hour gearheads got their groove on for an hour of issues with new and used driveshafts.  Troubleshooting, driving diagnosis, balancing and building, parts and tools, Cardins, needle-bearings, donuts, SVO and magazine parts, washers, yokes, paint markers and bearing cups.

We're not done: there's Dr. Tooth, Animal, Megadeth, Ninjatune, gumlines, drivelines, late-night hammering, and fixing your woketard neighbor (take "Blazing Saddles" and "Cannonball Run" and don't call us in the morning).

Direct download: HWGH031322.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:53am EDT

The 2A is going to need to land a few punches - let's help by asserting our individual rights and freedoms and standing up for Indiana (constitutional carry, mostly for the better).  Meanwhile, the LGB White House's creepy crawlies are trying to grab millions of gun-purchase records they're legally prohibited from touching, and you can't blame a hammer for hitting nails (because a good bullet is a good bullet, even if the user isn't).

Also: Dead Guy Ale, Them Crooked Vultures, Garbage, Goatsnake, the Hyundai El Camino, and the Garage Hour's "Dig Two Holes in England and One Will Have a Corpse in It" rule redux.

Direct download: HWGH031022mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT

The 2A is going to need to land a few punches - let's help by asserting our individual rights and freedoms and standing up for Indiana (constitutional carry, mostly for the better).  Meanwhile, the LGB White House's creepy crawlies are trying to grab millions of gun-purchase records they're legally prohibited from touching, and you can't blame a hammer for hitting nails (because a good bullet is a good bullet, even if the user isn't).

Also: Dead Guy Ale, Them Crooked Vultures, Garbage, Goatsnake, the Hyundai El Camino, and the Garage Hour's "Dig Two Holes in England and One Will Have a Corpse in It" rule redux.

Direct download: HWGH031022.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:50pm EDT

Don't let the progressives regress your success: it's a brand new Garage Hour, complete with 16-Volt, Sepultura and Metallica, plus why your new Maverick, Mustang and Blazer still ain't an El Camino, plus the upside of a Samurai still being a Jimny (ladder-frame, bitches!).  Because cars have trannies, not are.

While we're at it, we've got some gearhead reasoning for you: electrocardiograms for high-school sports, lessons in the Second Amendment for the tyrants at CNN, and Ammo Inc's provisioning of Ukraine's fighters (because bullets!).

Direct download: HWGH030522mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Don't let the progressives regress your success: it's a brand new Garage Hour, complete with 16-Volt, Sepultura and Metallica, plus why your new Maverick, Mustang and Blazer still ain't an El Camino, plus the upside of a Samurai still being a Jimny (ladder-frame, bitches!).  Because cars have trannies, not are.

While we're at it, we've got some gearhead reasoning for you: electrocardiograms for high-school sports, lessons in the Second Amendment for the tyrants at CNN, and Ammo Inc's provisioning of Ukraine's fighters (because bullets!).

Direct download: HWGH030522.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

Now that's a spicy meatball - more strange things afoot at Circle K...  Why are business leaders leading in defending Ukraine (including F1 and Elon "Pyramid Scheme Vampire" Musk) when national "leaders" flop?  Also, enjoy a drive-by psychoanalysis of Generation Fail and their self-absorbed loud nothingness, Canada's midget dictator Justin "Bring My Stool" Rivera's shortness (he's not at all cool with it), and whether college degrees are causative or correllative for mental issues.  Because gearhead.

While you're into it, how about Dave Mustaine, the C-130 Specter, criminals getting run over by the law, and how USPS just flexed Joke Brandon out of his electric car fraudulence.

Direct download: HWGH022222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Now that's a spicy meatball - more strange things afoot at Circle K...  Why are business leaders leading in defending Ukraine (including F1 and Elon "Pyramid Scheme Vampire" Musk) when national "leaders" flop?  Also, enjoy a drive-by psychoanalysis of Generation Fail and their self-absorbed loud nothingness, Canada's midget dictator Justin "Bring My Stool" Rivera's shortness (he's not at all cool with it), and whether college degrees are causative or correllative for mental issues.  Because gearhead.

While you're into it, how about Dave Mustaine, the C-130 Specter, criminals getting run over by the law, and how USPS just flexed Joke Brandon out of his electric car fraudulence.

Direct download: HWGH022222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Gettin' lost in great garages (or on the way to garages in the backwoods of Colorado Springs), the Garage Hour shunpikers do a drunken deep-dive from the Walkin' Dude's Toyota and Ford-infested wrenching studio.  Building Subies, building Glocks, wood-panelling wagons, planning the JF Summit and tripping over 1UZs - it's in there.

While we're at it: Dan's demand that SoCal folks stay there, Justin's gesticulation about the need to get your money out of the NRA until it's de-Wayned, and your host's catlike reflexes and editing skills.

Direct download: HWGH021222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

Gettin' lost in great garages (or on the way to garages in the backwoods of Colorado Springs), the Garage Hour shunpikers do a drunken deep-dive from the Walkin' Dude's Toyota and Ford-infested wrenching studio.  Building Subies, building Glocks, wood-panelling wagons, planning the JF Summit and tripping over 1UZs - it's in there.

While we're at it: Dan's demand that SoCal folks stay there, Justin's gesticulation about the need to get your money out of the NRA until it's de-Wayned, and your host's catlike reflexes and editing skills.

Direct download: HWGH021222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

What's in there...  Pothole season and the billions spend by taxpayers to mitigate the billions spent by big-city leadership...  Avocados are next to godliness (tell us why)...  Tomcats don't take no shed but apparently German Shepherds do...  ..And let's not beat around the bush: robot dogs are creepy and inhuman, but Big Gov't would love to use them to treat illegals even worse.

Yes, there's more: everything from crackin' rock on the Bizarro #1 Mix, to natural remedies to the damage being caused by the nasty ingredients in certain made-in-China viruses and made-in-secret vaccines.

Direct download: HWGH021022mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

What's in there...  Pothole season and the billions spend by taxpayers to mitigate the billions spent by big-city leadership...  Avocados are next to godliness (tell us why)...  Tomcats don't take no shed but apparently German Shepherds do...  ..And let's not beat around the bush: robot dogs are creepy and inhuman, but Big Gov't would love to use them to treat illegals even worse.

Yes, there's more: everything from crackin' rock on the Bizarro #1 Mix, to natural remedies to the damage being caused by the nasty ingredients in certain made-in-China viruses and made-in-secret vaccines.

Direct download: HWGH021022.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

Too much good stuff (said no geek ever) - it's the news with the blues (okay, you're right, too easy)... Backed by blues from former board-opp Nick the Trick (2012 edition), the Gearhead consultancy's got Toyota missteps on supporting cop-haters, mass murderers and bad TV coverage, Tesla's problem with cars that can't do cold and satellites that can't do space, and DOT head Pete "Gen-2 Marxist" Buttgieg's ongoing war on effective traffic flow.

Special appearances from Peter Pantsless, Big News Heads, Ray Charles, Jeff Beck, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, BB and Albert King, Cray, Hendrix, Musselwhite, Gatemouth and Canadian truckers.

Direct download: HWGH020222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Too much good stuff (said no geek ever) - it's the news with the blues (okay, you're right, too easy)... Backed by blues from former board-opp Nick the Trick (2012 edition), the Gearhead consultancy's got Toyota missteps on supporting cop-haters, mass murderers and bad TV coverage, Tesla's problem with cars that can't do cold and satellites that can't do space, and DOT head Pete "Gen-2 Marxist" Buttgieg's ongoing war on effective traffic flow.

Special appearances from Peter Pantsless, Big News Heads, Ray Charles, Jeff Beck, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, BB and Albert King, Cray, Hendrix, Musselwhite, Gatemouth and Canadian truckers.

Direct download: HWGH020222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Just have some: this one's got a look at traffic buggery (you can't be that bad by mistake), dogs on neighbors' property (hello or hunting?), big rigs protesting in Canada (still the best neighbor a country could have), firearm sales going up-up-up (especially amongst first-time shoppers), easy knife break-in, and skillsetting the Borg on the left with your geek powers (build it!).

There's always more:  saltwater, honey and shoelaces, a little gearhead doctorin' for fun and painful stingers, with a special appearance by Rooster Cogburn.

Direct download: HWGH012122mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:35am EDT

Just have some: this one's got a look at traffic buggery (you can't be that bad by mistake), dogs on neighbors' property (hello or hunting?), big rigs protesting in Canada (still the best neighbor a country could have), firearm sales going up-up-up (especially amongst first-time shoppers), easy knife break-in, and skillsetting the Borg on the left with your geek powers (build it!).

There's always more:  saltwater, honey and shoelaces, a little gearhead doctorin' for fun and painful stingers, with a special appearance by Rooster Cogburn.

Direct download: HWGH012122.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

This episode was a big-belly special after only a few minutes - even the villains were edible.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort ran a surprise salvo at Location B(eer)'s head brewer Jon Taylor, and he responded with truckloads of ingredients, styles, practices and flavor.  That means everything from burgers to baloney and fine sips a'plenty, plus a debate of cask versus tap and some of the geek vigor that makes it all possible.

...Featuring Downtown Brown, Tiny Eyes Double-IPA, Soul Horkey, Stay Here, 9.5 Thesis, plus Manzanita's Night Fighter and Norman Greenbaum.

Direct download: HWGH012022mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

This episode was a big-belly special after only a few minutes - even the villains were edible.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort ran a surprise salvo at Location B(eer)'s head brewer Jon Taylor, and he responded with truckloads of ingredients, styles, practices and flavor.  That means everything from burgers to baloney and fine sips a'plenty, plus a debate of cask versus tap and some of the geek vigor that makes it all possible.

...Featuring Downtown Brown, Tiny Eyes Double-IPA, Soul Horkey, Stay Here, 9.5 Thesis, plus Manzanita's Night Fighter and Norman Greenbaum.

Direct download: HWGH012022.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Geeks are here to help - we know stuff you don't (and your ignorance makes us want to help even more).  Just let it happen.  From furniture moving (why would you want to live amongst things that are so crappy you'll throw them away), fixing Christmas lights (totally worth it), the return of vacuum mods, and our standing prohibition of scrambled egg juice, the Garage Hour can make everything better.

Junk in the trunk: 16-Volt, KMFDM, Los Straitjackets, the Sword, I Mother Earth, Orbital, Chrystal Method, Jesus Lizard, AC/DC, Spahn Ranch and Testament.

Direct download: HWGH011222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Geeks are here to help - we know stuff you don't (and your ignorance makes us want to help even more).  Just let it happen.  From furniture moving (why would you want to live amongst things that are so crappy you'll throw them away), fixing Christmas lights (totally worth it), the return of vacuum mods, and our standing prohibition of scrambled egg juice, the Garage Hour can make everything better.

Junk in the trunk: 16-Volt, KMFDM, Los Straitjackets, the Sword, I Mother Earth, Orbital, Chrystal Method, Jesus Lizard, AC/DC, Spahn Ranch and Testament.

Direct download: HWGH011222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Got'ta wear shorts - why not in the middle of winter?  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort is pursued by Jason and Peyton from Trinity and "Regular" Bill into Location "B" for broken Dodges, tube amps, reconned speakers, buying more ammo (pop some pork), and DUI cash cows.  Fire was required for Bill's booger bias, and Kamel Hairass is still an embarrassing failure.

Fine sips for you: Space Force IPA, Slap Yer' Mammy (in the cask), Vienna Lager, leftover Oktoberfest, and a guest appearance by scratch-built pizza and Tincup Whiskey.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_011022mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Got'ta wear shorts - why not in the middle of winter?  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort is pursued by Jason and Peyton from Trinity and "Regular" Bill into Location "B" for broken Dodges, tube amps, reconned speakers, buying more ammo (pop some pork), and DUI cash cows.  Fire was required for Bill's booger bias, and Kamel Hairass is still an embarrassing failure.

Fine sips for you: Space Force IPA, Slap Yer' Mammy (in the cask), Vienna Lager, leftover Oktoberfest, and a guest appearance by scratch-built pizza and Tincup Whiskey.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_011022.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

So much for on-topic - you can't get lost when you're already there.  The Gearhead Consultancy is off to the races yet again, this time debating whether left and right is better than here to there, and arriving at the fact that both could require talent so you'd better have some.

Like the ads say, there's more: the ret-con of Bubba's faux-noose fail, the scary fact that your map-app is out to get you (Who said artificial intelligence is required to like you?), and rock with roll by Fatso Jetson, Bio-Mechanical Degeneration, Atomic Bitchwax, Failure and Tom Waits.

 

Direct download: HWGH010222mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

So much for on-topic - you can't get lost when you're already there.  The Gearhead Consultancy is off to the races yet again, this time debating whether left and right is better than here to there, and arriving at the fact that both could require talent so you'd better have some.

Like the ads say, there's more: the ret-con of Bubba's faux-noose fail, the scary fact that your map-app is out to get you (Who said artificial intelligence is required to like you?), and rock with roll by Fatso Jetson, Bio-Mechanical Degeneration, Atomic Bitchwax, Failure and Tom Waits.

Direct download: HWGH010222.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT

Don't get too much awesome in your Christmas chili: it's time to put the nose to the Panetone and activate your Lurker Sense. From foolish gun buy-backs and anti-cop Dem politicos being carjacked for irony and hypocrisy, to putting better presents in your stockings, the Garage Hour has the holiday goodness for your (belated) merry margarita. Yes, have some.

Don't forget the basics (because we didn't): The Bullet Points, AWR Hawkins, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Burl Freakin' Ives.

Direct download: HWGH122221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

Don't get too much awesome in your Christmas chili: it's time to put the nose to the Panetone and activate your Lurker Sense. From foolish gun buy-backs and anti-cop Dem politicos being carjacked for irony and hypocrisy, to putting better presents in your stockings, the Garage Hour has the holiday goodness for your (belated) merry margarita. Yes, have some.

Don't forget the basics (because we didn't): The Bullet Points, AWR Hawkins, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Burl Freakin' Ives.

Direct download: HWGH122221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Pre-Christmas madness from the one-track guardrails-by-braille festival of gearhead goodness that makes the Garage Hour's wheels turn: Rhino-lined FJ80s versus Plasti-Dip Miatas, Cowboy Bebop (versus the Netflix remake), vinegar and marinade goodness and good bumper selections versus pinkos in the grocery store, and electric cars versus politics.  Why do electric cars have to be racist now?  Let them suck (or swim) on their own, and leave the palest pyramid scheme vampie alone with his billions.

Shouts outed to Hoosier Eric, Dustin v2, the Ayatollah, Chef Jeff, .45 Phil and Gringo Rich (and the ignominious end of the name "Dick"...).

Direct download: HWGH121221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

Pre-Christmas madness from the one-track guardrails-by-braille festival of gearhead goodness that makes the Garage Hour's wheels turn: Rhino-lined FJ80s versus Plasti-Dip Miatas, Cowboy Bebop (versus the Netflix remake), vinegar and marinade goodness and good bumper selections versus pinkos in the grocery store, and electric cars versus politics.  Why do electric cars have to be racist now?  Let them suck (or swim) on their own, and leave the palest pyramid scheme vampie alone with his billions.

Shouts outed to Hoosier Eric, Dustin v2, the Ayatollah, Chef Jeff, .45 Phil and Gringo Rich (and the ignominious end of the name "Dick"...).

Direct download: HWGH121221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT

Do stuff (because you can) - pedalling the Subie wagoon cross-country is a great time to collect some serious gearhead thoughts.  Garage Hour's Hostus Maximus peels apart the reasons for actually hating a thing - not because you were told to, but because it's bad.  Start with driverless cars and semis, add the right to repair (if you own it, why can't you fix it?), and finish with clowning those boobs who can't run a set of headights

...With shouts out to Chef Jeff, the Diesel Ayatollah, .45 Phil, the Jaimz Unit, Popeye's muscles, Greedo's eggs (Han shot first) and some industrial and darkwave yumminess.

Direct download: HWGH120221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT

Do stuff (because you can) - pedalling the Subie wagoon cross-country is a great time to collect some serious gearhead thoughts.  Garage Hour's Hostus Maximus peels apart the reasons for actually hating a thing - not because you were told to, but because it's bad.  Start with driverless cars and semis, add the right to repair (if you own it, why can't you fix it?), and finish with clowning those boobs who can't run a set of headights

...With shouts out to Chef Jeff, the Diesel Ayatollah, .45 Phil, the Jaimz Unit, Popeye's muscles, Greedo's eggs (Han shot first) and some industrial and darkwave yumminess.

Direct download: HWGH120221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT

Why do things "because that's how we always dude them"?  Dump the habits that don't make sense and honor the physics of traffic (with a little nod to the law, just to keep those tickets to a minimum), and make the phone-nodding top-knot neck-beard half-wit behind you think about hissowndamnself for a change.

Watch the traffic elitist behind you when you take your foot of the brakes at a red light, and test their skill (or lack thereof).  The road ain't a solo act, and we're all in this mess together - might as well own it.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_112021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

Why do things "because that's how we always dude them"?  Dump the habits that don't make sense and honor the physics of traffic (with a little nod to the law, just to keep those tickets to a minimum), and make the phone-nodding top-knot neck-beard half-wit behind you think about hissowndamnself for a change.

Watch the traffic elitist behind you when you take your foot of the brakes at a red light, and test their skill (or lack thereof).  The road ain't a solo act, and we're all in this mess together - might as well own it.

Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_112021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

Remember, many of the world's great problems could have been smothered in the crib - don't let your headache grow into World War Seven.  The Garage Hour is here to help when it does, though, with everything from trailer hitches (stalking your every shin), Bowie weirdness (better to burn out), abject madness (of lefty relatives), new-car invasiveness (bought a truck but sold his data), and Night Fliers (the book or the Mustang?).

Don't be dismayed - there's more: notworking highway workers, Indiana pinkos, Nissan owners, deer fear, and trailer bitches.

Direct download: HWGH110221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Remember, many of the world's great problems could have been smothered in the crib - don't let your headache grow into World War Seven.  The Garage Hour is here to help when it does, though, with everything from trailer hitches (stalking your every shin), Bowie weirdness (better to burn out), abject madness (of lefty relatives), new-car invasiveness (bought a truck but sold his data), and Night Fliers (the book or the Mustang?).

Don't be dismayed - there's more: notworking highway workers, Indiana pinkos, Nissan owners, deer fear, and trailer bitches.

Direct download: HWGH110221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

Cars, trucks, beers and guns! We've got those for a night of sips at Trinity Brewing, plus an analysis of which generations of Dredd and Punisher were worth your time, plus Tiggers, bacon and a drunk fly.

It's mostly gearhead - we review a survey of 43,000 people that analyzes what your car says about your vote (prepare to be surprised), plus the top-10 cars for libs and progs.  There's also some reporting from CD player testing on an on-ramp (Gs won, CDs lost), and some useful thoughs about whicn pistols are best to carry (love the one you're with).  Trinity brings an imperial stout, a mild IPA, a European lager and a classic Oktoberfest.

Direct download: HWGH110121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Cars, trucks, beers and guns! We've got those for a night of sips at Trinity Brewing, plus an analysis of which generations of Dredd and Punisher were worth your time, plus Tiggers, bacon and a drunk fly.

It's mostly gearhead - we review a survey of 43,000 people that analyzes what your car says about your vote (prepare to be surprised), plus the top-10 cars for libs and progs.  There's also some reporting from CD player testing on an on-ramp (Gs won, CDs lost), and some useful thoughs about whicn pistols are best to carry (love the one you're with).  Trinity brings an imperial stout, a mild IPA, a European lager and a classic Oktoberfest.

Direct download: HWGH110121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

When time for negotiations are through and Lelu Dallas's multipass won't cut the mustard (Bunky), you can usually fall back on a mechanical part to function like the instructions said it would.  That's not always the case with digital traction aids and computer-controlled robo-'froaders.  Point is, there are good points and bad points for each, but the bads for knuckle-dragging hard parts don't look to be nearly as hazardous as the downsides of fancy programming and traction voodoo.  The Garage Hour goons are here to help figure out what's it to you.

While we're in there, we've also got some parts humor, flaky drivers and a few pot-shots at Mom (because no one can lay it on thicker than her).

Direct download: HWGH102221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

When time for negotiations are through and Lelu Dallas's multipass won't cut the mustard (Bunky), you can usually fall back on a mechanical part to function like the instructions said it would.  That's not always the case with digital traction aids and computer-controlled robo-'froaders.  Point is, there are good points and bad points for each, but the bads for knuckle-dragging hard parts don't look to be nearly as hazardous as the downsides of fancy programming and traction voodoo.  The Garage Hour goons are here to help figure out what's it to you.

While we're in there, we've also got some parts humor, flaky drivers and a few pot-shots at Mom (because no one can lay it on thicker than her).

Direct download: HWGH102221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

As if the geeks and goons chasing the Garage Hour don't have enough reality to deal out already, it's a show with more - fat beardos with their first bike (and it was pink!), Florida's Haulover Inlet and all the sweet boats that hit it (and those that couldn't pull it off), that Mustang "Guy" who doesn't understand traffic doesn't plan to cooperate, and a little bit on where have all the UbLyfters gone.

Why yes, there's more: cats and dogs (refusing to live together), the value of coolant, a few thoughts on the importance of human decency and why other drivers could use some.

Direct download: HWGH102021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

As if the geeks and goons chasing the Garage Hour don't have enough reality to deal out already, it's a show with more - fat beardos with their first bike (and it was pink!), Florida's Haulover Inlet and all the sweet boats that hit it (and those that couldn't pull it off), that Mustang "Guy" who doesn't understand traffic doesn't plan to cooperate, and a little bit on where have all the UbLyfters gone.

Why yes, there's more: cats and dogs (refusing to live together), the value of coolant, a few thoughts on the importance of human decency and why other drivers could use some.

Direct download: HWGH102021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

Don't be a tool - let function guide you to the geek side.  Garage Hour goons and gearhead gadabouts alike are celebrating more Second Amendment fans, and everyone's going plinkin'.  Meanwhile, CA is still trying to prove that fewer guns equal less crime (it doesn't), and Norway proves that guns don't make people kill (just the evil in men's hearts).

While we're at it, there's some Blues Brothers, high-zoot hypocrites, another reason for good file-keeping (instructions!), lifted Subies (eww), and having a good day.

Direct download: HWGH101221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

Don't be a tool - let function guide you to the geek side.  Garage Hour goons and gearhead gadabouts alike are celebrating more Second Amendment fans, and everyone's going plinkin'.  Meanwhile, CA is still trying to prove that fewer guns equal less crime (it doesn't), and Norway proves that guns don't make people kill (just the evil in men's hearts).

While we're at it, there's some Blues Brothers, high-zoot hypocrites, another reason for good file-keeping (instructions!), lifted Subies (eww), and having a good day.

Direct download: HWGH101221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy made a drive-by of recent decisions by hallmark international automakers' lousy design and product ideas, and was led into a originality dead end.  From parts-bin novelties to bathtub visibility, the limited-production cop-out to mimicry versus flattery, there's more "ehhh" than "yeah" coming out of the big guys, and you're right to demand better (or other).

It's all good: there's also Dude Food with stew and roast, zombie chainsaw Darwin, Andrew Bornhop, and garagelike wads of goodness (plus flash VS pan).

Direct download: HWGH101021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

The Gearhead Consultancy made a drive-by of recent decisions by hallmark international automakers' lousy design and product ideas, and was led into a originality dead end.  From parts-bin novelties to bathtub visibility, the limited-production cop-out to mimicry versus flattery, there's more "ehhh" than "yeah" coming out of the big guys, and you're right to demand better (or other).

It's all good: there's also Dude Food with stew and roast, zombie chainsaw Darwin, Andrew Bornhop, and garagelike wads of goodness (plus flash VS pan).

Direct download: HWGH101021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

Getting back in the saddle is hard to do - but we're doing it anyway, because gearhead.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was on the road and captured everything from automotive design cheating (BMW and Suzuki VS Subaru), that guy in the Jeep in the #1 lane who forgets he's in traffic because his wagon is the toughest (traffic elitist), the same elitism at the gas pump, and why professional test drivers are serious one-percenters.

While we're at it, there's also the upside of kick-starting your day with doing (geek!), what lights on the front of your rig won't get you arrested, and what an information desert tastes like.

Direct download: HWGH100221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Getting back in the saddle is hard to do - but we're doing it anyway, because gearhead.  Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was on the road and captured everything from automotive design cheating (BMW and Suzuki VS Subaru), that guy in the Jeep in the #1 lane who forgets he's in traffic because his wagon is the toughest (traffic elitist), the same elitism at the gas pump, and why professional test drivers are serious one-percenters.

While we're at it, there's also the upside of kick-starting your day with doing (geek!), what lights on the front of your rig won't get you arrested, and what an information desert tastes like.

Direct download: HWGH100221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

English, schminglish...  Sorry, but there's a lot going on in Garage World right now - running out of hours.  We did manage to kidnap Trinity's saucemaster for an hour - Jon Taylor, Regular Bill and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort did an in-house session on yummy beveraging (Simcoe Smash, peanut-butter stout, Idaho 7, dandelions for beer and health, and rusty reds), nose tasting and food pairing.

Like usual, there was a whole bunch of other - cast iron, storage avalanches, "Yes" to flipping ('tis the season) and something about Long Island Ice Teas.

Direct download: HWGH090121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT

English, schminglish...  Sorry, but there's a lot going on in Garage World right now - running out of hours.  We did manage to kidnap Trinity's saucemaster for an hour - Jon Taylor, Regular Bill and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort did an in-house session on yummy beveraging (Simcoe Smash, peanut-butter stout, Idaho 7, dandelions for beer and health, and rusty reds), nose tasting and food pairing.

Like usual, there was a whole bunch of other - cast iron, storage avalanches, "Yes" to flipping ('tis the season) and something about Long Island Ice Teas.

Direct download: HWGH090121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

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