Thu, 30 January 2014
12.28.13: Marines, Trucks, Bullets, Off-Road Access and the Boys from RuckPack: Most Ruckable Garage Hour Ever
Oh dear. Never has Hank Rotten's Garage Hour flipped the bird to the FCC more than on this episode, and you can thank the Marines. Joined in-studio by the folks from RuckPack - Oran "Turbo" Root and Jimmy O'Brien (go USMC!) - Hostus Maximum Justin Fort and Master Guns (27-year Marine .45 Phil) battle big words, the men and women at the tip of the spear, military manuals, shooting bad guys, driving good trucks, .45 versus 9mm (isn't that every episode?), off-road access and ammunition access to bring you the best damn gearhead radio.
While we're at it, RuckPack is a warfighter-approved nutrition/energy supplement being used by our military in the field, and Turbo and Jimmy are a few of the company's primaries. They came into the studio fresh off RuckPack's appearance on "Shark Tank" to talk produt, business and the adventure that is running a company while travelling to distant countries to blow things up. They're serious operators, they're .45 Phil-approved, and they'll be back on-air soon.
Tune in and tell your friends - Hank Rotten's Garage Hour: entirely ruckable.
Direct download: HWGH122813.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT
Sat, 25 January 2014
Cop tires, cop brakes, cop shocks, cop think, cop talk, plus it runs good on regular gas - this is the original Garage Hour DUI Special, in which host Justin Fort is joined by Mark McCullough of the San Diego Police Department. Mark and Justin lay out how the boys in blue outsmart drunk drivers - don't run and hide, it just makes you tired - and haul 'em in. To be blunt, they don't play fair, so stop pretending.
Yes, this is the famous DUI Special - legendary SDPD officer Mark McCullough raids the Garage Hour studio to tell it like it is. This episode is full of good information that'll keep you driving sober. We know Mark from back in the bad old days, and he's a really interesting guy on top of being a fixture in San Diego. Meanwhile, if you hate the police, well, Mark will change that - this guy is hilarious, replete with "old days" cop stories you can tell around the campfire to scare your drunken friends.
This episode also contains a partial list of slang names for the fuzz that they don't mind hearing, and lays out a synopsis of how the state, the courts and the cops will bend you alllll the way over - financially - after you receive a DUI. Ready to spend $17,000 in a ten-year span, and way more if you try to fight the ticket? DUIs ain't rocket science, they're a cash cow, but they're also a very bad idea - don't drink and drive. Podcast us to learn more.
Direct download: 01_Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_021310.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT
Sun, 19 January 2014
08.31.13: Shotguns, Bad Traffic, Details of CA's Ridiculous Gun Bills, Back to the Future, and Old Rockers.
This Garage Hour has it all, most notably two hours, as well as cranes, bad traffic, shotguns, regular guns, muggers being beaten, Deadbolt, Ozzy and Metallica, fart jokes, terrorists, rugby, Marines, zombies and LBJ. It also has an exacting discussion of the scary bills that the unhinged progressives in California's government want to make law while said progressives still hold a supermajority (someone hears a clock ticking...).
For this episode, assistance in all things gun is provided by Eryk from CalGuns.net, who joins 27-year Marine .45 Phil (That Which Goes Bump in the Night) and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort for two hours of killer gearhead talk.
Direct download: Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_083113.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT
Thu, 9 January 2014
06.15.13 Garage Hour: Fast Guy Episode (w/ Skills!), Yawsport's Grand Opening, How to Kill It in Traffic (with Schnozzberries).
With the most unprofessional intros and outros known to big talk radio, this is Hank Watson's Garage Hour. You're in for a treat with this one - it's the Fast Guy episode, with special Guest Brett Norrgard (one of the famous Bilstein Boys), proprietor of Yawsport and general road-race threat to be reckoned with.
Like the man said, this show's all about going fast - we talk basics like hand placement, wheel-to-shifter movement, seat adjustments (how to look like a tool and how to look like you know what you're doing), the best settings for your mirrors (if you can see your car in your side mirrors, you're doing it wrong), schnozzberries and the shuffle. It's the Garage Hour, however, so don't despair: we've got steekers, the whambulance, Danica Patrick [sucks], Bilstein suspension parts [sexy], Fishbulb, the road-race dictionary and the glory that is chasing drunks on the freeway.
In the studio with test driver/road racer/hostus maximus Justin Fort are none other than Agent Aya (suspiciously good with a handgun), Scarecrow (formerly responding to Doublemint Cameron) and Nrett Borrgard from Yawsport.
Direct download: 01_Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_061513.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT
Sat, 4 January 2014
07.09.11 Garage Hour: Junkyards, 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Viper vs FIAT, the Scoupé, and How to Croak a Hungover Grizzly.
We thought you'd like one of the Garage Hour's classic shows (and because we've got four years of 'em), a special espisode on the rules of engagement when hanging out in big bear country, and a dude who kills a bear with a rock.
There's also the usual Garage Hour fare: road racing in Europe, Tesla versus reality, Viper versus FIAT, the grandeur that is a junkyard, Mitsubishi and Nissan living together, band names, gearheadventure, wreckage, nonsense and the high-caliber thinking that you've come to expect from Hank Watson's Garage Hour (in no particular order), plus FIAT bashing, Obama bashing, union bashing, and the aforementioned bear bashing.
Join test driver/road racer/radio host Justin Fort and cohosts Dirty Dave and Gary Voldemort, with calls in from Mr. Dustin and Black Ryan on-scene at San Diego's Over the Line tournament. Bring a rock.
Direct download: 01_Hank_Watsons_Garage_Hour_070911.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT