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

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

It's a fine selection of the random gearheadiness that makes the Garage Hour an international sensation (seriously, what's wrong with you people?) - semis and wide loads and how to own the lane, a review of some logic powering automotive bushings (and rubber versus polyurethane), and we found some Found On Road Awesomeness - Snap-On, baby!

Because it's not a Garage Hour without serial weirdness, we've also got a Silence of the Lambs intro (basementy!), a Spyderco knife moment, the Walkin' Dude's 4Runner, and a call for geeks to get involved (because you pay the best attention).

Direct download: HWGH082221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

It's a fine selection of the random gearheadiness that makes the Garage Hour an international sensation (seriously, what's wrong with you people?) - semis and wide loads and how to own the lane, a review of some logic powering automotive bushings (and rubber versus polyurethane), and we found some Found On Road Awesomeness - Snap-On, baby!

Because it's not a Garage Hour without serial weirdness, we've also got a Silence of the Lambs intro (basementy!), a Spyderco knife moment, the Walkin' Dude's 4Runner, and a call for geeks to get involved (because you pay the best attention).

Direct download: HWGH082221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Balls that bounce are great, but GM recalling 50-70,000 Bolts aint.  Also, when you have lemons, don't make terrorists lemonade.  ...Unless you're a fool, in which case you gift-wrap that lemonade in $85billion of the finest military hardware on Earth.  Geeks like military hardware, so we'll talk about it.

There's other bouncing madness: even though fundamentalist cavemen get mountains of rifles and ammo courtesy of your tax dollars, you're about to be blocked from buying Russian bullets (first time Joke Biden blocked anything from Russia). 

Direct download: HWGH082121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

Balls that bounce are great, but GM recalling 50-70,000 Bolts aint.  Also, when you have lemons, don't make terrorists lemonade.  ...Unless you're a fool, in which case you gift-wrap that lemonade in $85billion of the finest military hardware on Earth.  Geeks like military hardware, so we'll talk about it.

There's other bouncing madness: even though fundamentalist cavemen get mountains of rifles and ammo courtesy of your tax dollars, you're about to be blocked from buying Russian bullets (first time Joke Biden blocked anything from Russia). 

Direct download: HWGH082121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

The next time you wander into the kitchen in your torn boxers, are the 'fridge and toaster watching you?  ...And who's watching them?  How about when you pair your car's "infotainment" system with your phone?  "Smart" homes and cars appeal to a lot of stupid people because you can be really bright but still dumb enough not to realize that if you're not managing all that unwelcome tech in your life, someone else will.  Unphone, bitches!

The Gearhead Consultancy wants to help.  Faraday-caged homes, phone boxes, historic examples of spying, modern examples of hacking risks and car-control death - it's a scary data forest out there, and you're in it.

Direct download: HWGH081221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

The next time you wander into the kitchen in your torn boxers, are the 'fridge and toaster watching you?  ...And who's watching them?  How about when you pair your car's "infotainment" system with your phone?  "Smart" homes and cars appeal to a lot of stupid people because you can be really bright but still dumb enough not to realize that if you're not managing all that unwelcome tech in your life, someone else will.  Unphone, bitches!

The Gearhead Consultancy wants to help.  Faraday-caged homes, phone boxes, historic examples of spying, modern examples of hacking risks and car-control death - it's a scary data forest out there, and you're in it.

Direct download: HWGH081221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

...Because driving ain't about being able to afford a car, and being skilled ain't because you showed up - motoring fails are not what you think, but you should have thought of that.  The Garage Hour goon squad - with Mr. Intolerant and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort - does a little dance with why car accidents are up, and the whys aren't what they were (ahem, the road is in the real world).

While we're at it, there's cat versus squirrel (the cat lost), FJs in Ramona, street racing in the 'Springs, Hank Hill versus Homer Simpson, and Cut Chemist.

Direct download: HWGH080221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

...Because driving ain't about being able to afford the car, and being skilled ain't because you showed up - motoring fails are not what you think, but you should have thought of that.  The Garage Hour goon squad - with Mr. Intolerant and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort - does a dance with why car accidents are up, and the whys aren't what they were (hint: the road is in the real world).

While we're at it, there's cat versus squirrel (the cat lost), FJs in Ramona, street racing in the 'Springs, Hank Hill versus Homer Simpson, and Cut Chemist.

Direct download: HWGH080221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:49am EDT

Want to do your thing, and geek out on fast cars, fine beer, crawly trucks and bangy guns?  Like doing stuff that's not "approved" by the woketards?  If you don't stand up for your right to do your thing, "your thing" could go from "out there" to "illegal" under cover of the Trojan corpse in the White House and his band of unmoored zealots.  To borrow a term, it's time to fight for your right to party (however you do so).  The Gearhead Consultancy took a few minutes to help understand why bad (Big) gov't is wrong - and will take away your rights.

You should be mad.  The idiots in DC want breathalyzers in all cars, are desperate to track you wherever you go, and to ban you from taking your car to the track.  It's time to geek up and start punching back.

Direct download: HWGH080121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Want to do your thing, and geek out on fast cars, fine beer, crawly trucks and bangy guns?  Like doing stuff that's not "approved" by the woketards?  If you don't stand up for your right to do your thing, "your thing" could go from "out there" to "illegal" under cover of the Trojan corpse in the White House and his band of unmoored zealots.  To borrow a term, it's time to fight for your right to party (however you do so).  The Gearhead Consultancy took a few minutes to help understand why bad (Big) gov't is wrong - and will take away your rights.

You should be mad.  The idiots in DC want breathalyzers in all cars, are desperate to track you wherever you go, and to ban you from taking your car to the track.  It's time to geek up and start punching back.

Direct download: HWGH080121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Nothing like climbing into a little history, especially when it's the great Japanese and USDM stuff from the late '80s and '90s. You name it - CRX, EF, EG and EK, S-13 and S-14, good seats and bad grounds, cotton and foam intakes, STILLEN, RNC, Jackson, HKS, Road & Track, Flyin' Miata, GTR, NSX, VQ, 350 and 370Z, fart pipes and blow-offs, 1J and 2JZ, straight fours and sixes, FJ40s and 80s, and whatever else we come up with.

Meanwhile, the Garage Hour breaks in some new meat with the introduction of Mr. Intolerant, plus sips of What It Is kolsch and Dark Cherry Seltzer from Trinity Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH072721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Nothing like climbing into a little history, especially when it's the great Japanese and USDM stuff from the late '80s and '90s. You name it - CRX, EF, EG and EK, S-13 and S-14, good seats and bad grounds, cotton and foam intakes, STILLEN, RNC, Jackson, HKS, Road & Track, Flyin' Miata, GTR, NSX, VQ, 350 and 370Z, fart pipes and blow-offs, 1J and 2JZ, straight fours and sixes, FJ40s and 80s, and whatever else we come up with.

Meanwhile, the Garage Hour breaks in some new meat with the introduction of Mr. Intolerant, plus sips of What It Is kolsch and Dark Cherry Seltzer from Trinity Brewing.

Direct download: HWGH072721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

The answer is "crap!" Geeks ain't fooled by a thin logic, and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort goes late-night weirdsauce (and possibly some other places) on the safety fraud that DRLs have become. Because there's always situational affects, there's also a look at good running lights on semis and bikes, lane-spltting, single DRLs and marker lights, and a little on why "automatic" headlights are not very.

Just to keep things super, there's also self-driving canolis, sharpies, plastics, skillsetting the sheep, hydration, and Han shot first.

Direct download: HWGH072221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

The answer is "crap!" Geeks ain't fooled by a thin logic, and Hostus Maximus Justin Fort goes late-night weirdsauce (and possibly some other places) on the safety fraud that DRLs have become. Because there's always situational affects, there's also a look at good running lights on semis and bikes, lane-spltting, single DRLs and marker lights, and a little on why "automatic" headlights are not very.

Just to keep things super, there's also self-driving canolis, sharpies, plastics, skillsetting the sheep, hydration, and Han shot first.

Direct download: HWGH072221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

From green lawns versus gravel yards (cop-out) to the human question of whether you're less of one if your car is more man than you, the Garage Hour doesn't phone it in. We've got the real-world impact of folks who can't figure out how their headlights work (uhhh, taillights are good), plus a hard look at the new trend for the victims of Tesla's robot-drive auto-wash self-steering crashes to sue from outside the restrictive NDAs that the company puts on its consumers. Then it's all beers and rock and roll and space-phalluses.

Fatso Jetson, KMFDM, Ministry, Dog Fashion Disco, Blazing Haley, Bjork, Black Label Society, Cabbage Boy and Hum join in, because awesome.

Direct download: HWGH071721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

From green lawns versus gravel yards (cop-out) to the human question of whether you're less of one if your car is more man than you, the Garage Hour doesn't phone it in. We've got the real-world impact of folks who can't figure out how their headlights work (uhhh, taillights are good), plus a hard look at the new trend for the victims of Tesla's robot-drive auto-wash self-steering crashes to sue from outside the restrictive NDAs that the company puts on its consumers. Then it's all beers and rock and roll and space-phalluses.

Fatso Jetson, KMFDM, Ministry, Dog Fashion Disco, Blazing Haley, Bjork, Black Label Society, Cabbage Boy and Hum join in, because awesome.

Direct download: HWGH071721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT

Let's do the thing - great rock (QOTSA all day), great crashes (who needed that yacht), earth-shaking stamping mills, loads of government graft on the back of fraudulent electric transit unicorn farts, the mystery of disappearing nuke plants, and 'You Can't Quit Me Baby".

While we're at it: Gillig Phantoms, dump trucks, sinkholes, Arby's, Miata VS Mustang, and if you know what you're doing, why can't you do it?

Direct download: HWGH071421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

Let's do the thing - great rock (QOTSA all day), great crashes (who needed that yacht), earth-shaking stamping mills, loads of government graft on the back of fraudulent electric transit unicorn farts, the mystery of disappearing nuke plants, and 'You Can't Quit Me Baby".

While we're at it: Gillig Phantoms, dump trucks, sinkholes, Arby's, Miata VS Mustang, and if you know what you're doing, why can't you do it?

Direct download: HWGH071421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

Down in the lab... It's a 1% battery episode: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's tank was on empty for this one, but somehow a good think-piece happened.  There's reports on the health of our Second Amendment (w/ improvements!), cannon building versus cannon owning, money-making schemes from the Asterisk administration, and being the 2A every day.

Surprises: Joke Biden was wrong again, arm braces brace your arms, scary features are not scary, the Dems want to keep you fearful, cactus needles hurt your face, and it's not Indiana's fault, Chicago.

Direct download: HWGH070421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

Down in the lab... It's a 1% battery episode: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort's tank was on empty for this one, but somehow a good think-piece happened.  There's reports on the health of our Second Amendment (w/ improvements!), cannon building versus cannon owning, money-making schemes from the Asterisk administration, and being the 2A every day.

Surprises: Joke Biden was wrong again, arm braces brace your arms, scary features are not scary, the Dems want to keep you fearful, cactus needles hurt your face, and it's not Indiana's fault, Chicago.

Direct download: HWGH070421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

PPIHC 2021 is in the books, and the Garage Hour goons were in the mix (George's, baby!). From early on the hill to fine sips afterwards (plus a little racing), we were in it and we have tales to tell.  Drivers?  Shute, Dallenbach, Dumas, Millen, Astier, Vasholtz, Schrantz, Donahue, Clay, Pobst and 100 more.  Cars?  LMPs, sprinters, stockers, Trans-Am, Cadillac, Porsche, BMW, Bentley, Camaro and Mustang, plus zip-ties, downforce and turbochargers.  So many turbos.

Because racecar, there's more: Engineers, Bottomless and Boulder Park, Contagion, Deep Purple, Eagles of Death Metal and Gruntruck.  Oh yeah, and beer.

Direct download: HWGH062721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

PPIHC 2021 is in the books, and the Garage Hour goons were in the mix (George's, baby!). From early on the hill to fine sips afterwards (plus a little racing), we were in it and we have tales to tell.  Drivers?  Shute, Dallenbach, Dumas, Millen, Astier, Vasholtz, Schrantz, Donahue, Clay, Pobst and 100 more.  Cars?  LMPs, sprinters, stockers, Trans-Am, Cadillac, Porsche, BMW, Bentley, Camaro and Mustang, plus zip-ties, downforce and turbochargers.  So many turbos.

Because racecar, there's more: Engineers, Bottomless and Boulder Park, Contagion, Deep Purple, Eagles of Death Metal and Gruntruck.  Oh yeah, and beer.

Direct download: HWGH062721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Four hours of mixing better be worth a nut - the Garage Hour captured a truckload of mamma's muffins during practice and testing at the PPIHC, and spliced the sexiest sounding road-racey bits into this episode.  There's tales of awesome from George's, Double-Cut and Cog, with Millen(s), Donahue, Becker, Crouch, Vasholtz, Gogelein, Wickstrum, Dallenbach, Strauch and Fouch.

There's also hotter plugs, the smell of coolant, more Amon Tobin (Chaos Theory by popular demand, yous!), and the death of the Blue Yeti (time for the yetipult).

Direct download: HWGH061521mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:26pm EDT

Four hours of mixing better be worth a nut - the Garage Hour captured a truckload of mamma's muffins during practice and testing at the PPIHC, and spliced the sexiest sounding road-racey bits into this episode.  There's tales of awesome from George's, Double-Cut and Cog, with Millen(s), Donahue, Becker, Crouch, Vasholtz, Gogelein, Wickstrum, Dallenbach, Strauch and Fouch.

There's also hotter plugs, the smell of coolant, more Amon Tobin (Chaos Theory by popular demand, yous!), and the death of the Blue Yeti (time for the yetipult).

Direct download: HWGH061521.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

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