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

Of course, we could not have known that the little sub that might’ve didn’t (R.I.P., gents), but a thought or two about trusting your geek instinct and self-preservation...  There’s also a few thoughts about how automakers are attempting to (or desperately want to) capture and sell your data, from face-recognition to fingerprints and banking records to who you know.  ...Sound like what you signed up for when you wanted a new car?

More gearhead goodness:  plumb and true versus rack, rake and run, being as dumb as a smart home, Ai versus operator, Polish beet sauce, wool from Cabela’s, pirate ships, more soy at the FBI, and lot’sa Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH062223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:25am EST


Of course, we could not have known that the little sub that might’ve didn’t (R.I.P., gents), but a thought or two about trusting your geek instinct and self-preservation...  There’s also a few thoughts about how automakers are attempting to (or desperately want to) capture and sell your data, from face-recognition to fingerprints and banking records to who you know.  ...Sound like what you signed up for when you wanted a new car?

More gearhead goodness:  plumb and true versus rack, rake and run, being as dumb as a smart home, Ai versus operator, Polish beet sauce, wool from Cabela’s, pirate ships, more soy at the FBI, and lot’sa Clutch.

Direct download: HWGH062223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:09am EST

Now, with less hoit and toit...  The Gearhead Consultancy has a few gems for you:  handy PPIHC pre-race details (false peak but real info), excellent tales of service from the Leatherman multi-tool people (some warranties are worth more than others), thoughts on what (not) to say when the law is at the door, why political garbage is now even less welcome in your beer, tech and radio (and speaking of tech, Amazon might be out to get you), and an Orlando cop gets the speeding ticket he deserved from a Florida sheriff (and a whole bunch more).

More:  dishwashers washing dishes, being the agent of karma (carma?), owning your sincerity, not digging coal with your teeth, and some Karma to Burn (while we’re at it).

Direct download: HWGH061323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Now, with less hoit and toit...  The Gearhead Consultancy has a few gems for you:  handy PPIHC pre-race details (false peak but real info), excellent tales of service from the Leatherman multi-tool people (some warranties are worth more than others), thoughts on what (not) to say when the law is at the door, why political garbage is now even less welcome in your beer, tech and radio (and speaking of tech, Amazon might be out to get you), and an Orlando cop gets the speeding ticket he deserved from a Florida sheriff (and a whole bunch more).

More:  dishwashers washing dishes, being the agent of karma (carma?), owning your sincerity, not digging coal with your teeth, and some Karma to Burn (while we’re at it).

Direct download: HWGH061323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:32pm EST

Is Bubba Wallace the new Danica Patrick?  Way to ruin what little credibility you had left, schmuck.  We prefer Jim Brown - R.I.P., big guy.  We also prefer Richard Jewell (speaking of R.I.P.), whom this episode somehow commingles with the Unabomber (who will probably not be resting peacefully, if you catch our drift).  Then it’s all experts and flying SFPD patrol cars and NYC suing carmakers who don’t make cars that can survive the city’s criminals, plus not blowing people up.

Don’t worry, there’s more, like a complete “16 Volt” background track, journalists behaving badly, “Escape from New York”, “Invasion USA”, Kurt Russell, Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Mac 10s, and more corruption in Quid Pro Joe’s basement.

Direct download: HWGH060223mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:40am EST

Is Bubba Wallace the new Danica Patrick?  Way to ruin what little credibility you had left, schmuck.  We prefer Jim Brown - R.I.P., big guy.  We also prefer Richard Jewell (speaking of R.I.P.), whom this episode somehow commingles with the Unabomber (who will probably not be resting peacefully, if you catch our drift).  Then it’s all experts and flying SFPD patrol cars and NYC suing carmakers who don’t make cars that can survive the city’s criminals, plus not blowing people up.

Don’t worry, there’s more, like a complete “16 Volt” background track, journalists behaving badly, “Escape from New York”, “Invasion USA”, Kurt Russell, Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Mac 10s, and more corruption in Quid Pro Joe’s basement.

Direct download: HWGH060223.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:27am EST

Geeks don’t want politicians to take away their freedom to roam, nor ruin their gearhead life (geek powa!), and the skill-set guys (aka: geeks) won’t let snap-lift oversteer derail an otherwise enjoyable 120mph joyride in the 3-Series daddy just bought ‘em.  Meanwhile, back at the garadtch, we dipped our toes in a collection of indestructibility for your driveway (this topic will return - the schwartz says so), as well as vacuum wiring, “initial” build quality, tranny fluid, Floriditis, and technology is still not on our side.

It’s not all ball bearings nowadays: independent beermakers like Appalachian Mountain go rogue, drones with artificial intelligence go rogue, carmakers’ data-capture goes rogue, and Wyoming goes rogue to protect its taxpayers.  Special appearances by Carl Sagan, Mission Creep, Orbital, Elmer Bernstein, Meat Beat Manifesto, Genesis and the NY Post...

Direct download: HWGH052323mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Geeks don’t want politicians taking away their freedom to roam, nor ruining their gearhead life (geek powa!), and the skill-set guys (aka: geeks) won’t let snap-lift oversteer derail an otherwise enjoyable 120mph joyride in the 3-Series daddy just bought ‘em.  Meanwhile, back at the garadtch, we dipped our toes in a collection of indestructibility for your driveway (this topic will return - the schwartz says so), as well as vacuum wiring, “initial” build quality, tranny fluid, Floriditis, and technology is still not on our side.

It’s not all ball bearings nowadays: independent beermakers like Appalachian Mountain go rogue, drones with artificial intelligence go rogue, carmakers’ data-capture goes rogue, and Wyoming goes rogue to protect its taxpayers.  Special appearances by Carl Sagan, Mission Creep, Orbital, Elmer Bernstein, Meat Beat Manifesto, Genesis and the NY Post...

Direct download: HWGH052323.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

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