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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

...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 EST

...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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

The Garage Hour asks: is your kid gun-safe?  Borne of a perfect rant that took shape in the garadtch and made it all the way to the mic, we went for broke on 2A goodness and wound up with a whole episode. There's also details of Texas' embrace of "Constitutional carry", the court's arsing of Kalifornistan's "assault" weapon ban, an ammo company's feelings on Biden voters, and, oh yeah, 7,000,000 Aguila bullets stolen by Mexican cartels.

Props to Breitbart and Gateway Pundit for the copious coverage...  Also starring Tigger (springs in my butt), racecars (because), The Precious (10mm), Funyons, the Federalist Papers, the Blue mic fails, and truckloads of Amon Tobin.

Direct download: HWGH060921mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

The Garage Hour asks: is your kid gun-safe?  Borne of a perfect rant that took shape in the garadtch and made it all the way to the mic, we went for broke on 2A goodness and wound up with a whole episode. There's also details of Texas' embrace of "Constitutional carry", the court's arsing of Kalifornistan's "assault" weapon ban, an ammo company's feelings on Biden voters, and, oh yeah, 7,000,000 Aguila bullets stolen by Mexican cartels.

Props to Breitbart and Gateway Pundit for the copious coverage...  Also starring Tigger (springs in my butt), racecars (because), The Precious (10mm), Funyons, the Federalist Papers, the Blue mic fails, and truckloads of Amon Tobin.

Direct download: HWGH060921.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:26pm EST

#Becausegearhead - it's the first-ever Garage Hour.  Combine big-AM talk radio w/ a first-time show host who's just found out how to talk to more people about cars, trucks, beers and guns, and that's this.  From facts on the disaster caused by Obama's auto bailout (local impact, attacks on Republican dealership owners, Ford's debt, and why GM and Chrysler ain't cool anymore) to a little ditty about why watermelon environmentalism won't mix with real improvement, and you can see a lot of Justin Fort's baby monster here.

..And like always, there's more: Goodyear MT/R Kevlars, Saleen's bankruptsy, Scarecrow's diet, Econolube 163, and wherever the Hell is Hank Watson.  Have some.

Direct download: HWGH060609mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

#Becausegearhead - it's the first-ever Garage Hour.  Combine big-AM talk radio w/ a first-time show host who's just found out how to talk to more people about cars, trucks, beers and guns, and that's this.  From facts on the disaster caused by Obama's auto bailout (local impact, attacks on Republican dealership owners, Ford's debt, and why GM and Chrysler ain't cool anymore) to a little ditty about why watermelon environmentalism won't mix with real improvement, and you can see a lot of Justin Fort's baby monster here.

..And like always, there's more: Goodyear MT/R Kevlars, Saleen's bankruptsy, Scarecrow's diet, Econolube 163, and wherever the Hell is Hank Watson.  Have some.

Direct download: HWGH060609.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

So much good stuff! The gearhead goons use clay bars for perfect paint (technique and tricks): clay behavior and quality, keeping the clay (and the paint) clean, detailer versus water (enabling the slide), and putting clay to stuff that's not auto paint (yuuuup!).  There's also hillclimbing and Pikes Peak Hillclimb (coming up, plus Indy just passed), fun roads in Colorado, track snobs versus motorcyclists, and building the skillset.

We've also got the new 2021 Distractomatic, Tesla spying for (or on?) China, China spying on us all (thanks, Joe!), and rescuing hikers and bikers for fun and 'froading. Oh yeah, and Ministry, Incubus and Trinity's Citra Pale.

Direct download: HWGH060121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

So much good stuff! The gearhead goons use clay bars for perfect paint (technique and tricks): clay behavior and quality, keeping the clay (and the paint) clean, detailer versus water (enabling the slide), and putting clay to stuff that's not auto paint (yuuuup!).  There's also hillclimbing and Pikes Peak Hillclimb (coming up, plus Indy just passed), fun roads in Colorado, track snobs versus motorcyclists, and building the skillset.

We've also got the new 2021 Distractomatic, Tesla spying for (or on?) China, China spying on us all (thanks, Joe!), and rescuing hikers and bikers for fun and 'froading. Oh yeah, and Ministry, Incubus and Trinity's Citra Pale.

Direct download: HWGH060121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

Shooting from the hip never was better radio - great pile of gearhead goodness here, including tips and tricks for automotive detailing (with detailer - Mother's, Griot's, ECP, Glaze Distributing, and buying in bulk).  There's also a useful thought-piece on the proper storage of gasoline - with everyone putting it in garbage bags nowadays, we'd probably best notify Darwin.

More?  DetailGuide.com for cleaner cars, Armor-All for better or worse, turbo swaps for driveability, avoiding frozen garages (because water), earthquake weather, plus excellent industrial and electronica.

Direct download: HWGH051621mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Shooting from the hip was never better radio - great pile of gearhead goodness here, including tips and tricks for automotive detailing (with detailer - Mother's, Griot's, ECP, Glaze Distributing, and buying in bulk).  There's also a useful thought-piece on the proper storage of gasoline - with everyone putting it in garbage bags nowadays, we'd probably best notify Darwin.

More?  DetailGuide.com for cleaner cars, Armor-All for better or worse, turbo swaps for driveability, avoiding frozen garages (because water), earthquake weather, plus excellent industrial and electronica.

Direct download: HWGH051621.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:53am EST

Toyota corporate gets out against electric cars while Joe Basement plays down for the "struggle" (ahem, dog whistle?), impossible physics of UFOs (transmedium, anyone?) and WW2 gerry cans, giant TV screens and hot ads add to distracted driving (thanks, Ford)...  Why not double down and throw hot peppers in your eyes, (Hell) spoken poetry, and polymathematical paws (now, with thumbs).  Because gearhead!

You're not going to repell firepower of this magnitude - from gearheads, cops, Jeepers and tops (not where they belong), it's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH051421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Toyota corporate gets out against electric cars while Joe Basement plays down for the "struggle" (ahem, dog whistle?), impossible physics of UFOs (transmedium, anyone?) and WW2 gerry cans, giant TV screens and hot ads add to distracted driving (thanks, Ford)...  Why not double down and throw hot peppers in your eyes, (Hell) spoken poetry, and polymathematical paws (now, with thumbs).  Because gearhead!

You're not going to repell firepower of this magnitude - from gearheads, cops, Jeepers and tops (not where they belong), it's the Garage Hour.

Direct download: HWGH051421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Put an ongoing gearhead and a retired agency guy on-air and there's no telling what will happen.  Drop them in a live setting (like Colorado's Trinity Brewing Company) and you'd better hide the cask.  Special guests include Tall Jon, First Jon and Clark's Beard.

This time, it was a grand pile of geek speak, with specialized weapons, gerry cans, the Dude Food Beta Kitchen (with panko, crumbles and phone), Forsaken Bacon, plus beers like Raspberry Kolsch, Cask Flo, Slapricot and Slap Yer Berry.

Direct download: HWGH051121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Put an ongoing gearhead and a retired agency guy on-air and there's no telling what will happen.  Drop them in a live setting (like Colorado's Trinity Brewing Company) and you'd better hide the cask.  Special guests include Tall Jon, First Jon and Clark's Beard.

This time, it was a grand pile of geek speak, with specialized weapons, gerry cans, the Dude Food Beta Kitchen (with panko, crumbles and phone), Forsaken Bacon, plus beers like Raspberry Kolsch, Cask Flo, Slapricot and Slap Yer Berry.

Direct download: HWGH051121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

A little bit of everything in this one...  US taxpayers get screwed by big gov't contractors (as well as the supremacy of the B-1B, F-35 and F-22), turbocharger fixes for Subaru Legacy Outbacks and the EJ-255 (JB Weld!), how two-fisted royal Prince Phillip created his own hearse with a custom Land Rover pickup, how green energy is destroying Germany one industry at a time, and the mess that is illegal-immigrant coyotes driving like crazy people to escape the border patrol and local law enforcement.

There's more fun stuff:  peanut butter versus chocolate, wallet-sitting versus your income, and the schism between wanting a new (used) car and needing it.

Direct download: HWGH050721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

A little bit of everything in this one...  US taxpayers get screwed by big gov't contractors (as well as the supremacy of the B-1B, F-35 and F-22), turbocharger fixes for Subaru Legacy Outbacks and the EJ-255 (JB Weld!), how two-fisted royal Prince Phillip created his own hearse with a custom Land Rover pickup, how green energy is destroying Germany one industry at a time, and the mess that is illegal-immigrant coyotes driving like crazy people to escape the border patrol and local law enforcement.

There's more fun stuff:  peanut butter versus chocolate, wallet-sitting versus your income, and the schism between wanting a new (used) car and needing it.

Direct download: HWGH050721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

One of those raining in the garadtch/lab in defilade/tech in freakout Garage Hour shows where an absolute pile of unthunk topics turn into really good gearhead radio.  Go figure: everything from the press-release media's attempts to paper over low repeat-purchase numbers for hybrids and electrics to great old parts boxes and what we find inside (inluding crashy bits from an otherwise great canyon run).  There's also kudos for the Japanese (that seems to be a theme lately) and a big raspberry for GM's plans to move another factory south of the border.

There's also a few little kitties on the run route (plus bears, elk and a bobcat), the finalé for the $500 commuter, plans for wintermobile # next, and our effort to get another Blue mic now that we found this Yeti.

Direct download: HWGH050421mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

One of those raining in the garadtch/lab in defilade/tech in freakout Garage Hour shows where an absolute pile of unthunk topics turn into really good gearhead radio.  Go figure: everything from the press-release media's attempts to paper over low repeat-purchase numbers for hybrids and electrics to great old parts boxes and what we find inside (inluding crashy bits from an otherwise great canyon run).  There's also kudos for the Japanese (that seems to be a theme lately) and a big raspberry for GM's plans to move another factory south of the border.

There's also a few little kitties on the run route (plus bears, elk and a bobcat), the finalé for the $500 commuter, plans for wintermobile # next, and our effort to get another Blue mic now that we found this Yeti.

Direct download: HWGH050421.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

The Garage Hour's got gearhead news (because people seem to like it), so hereyago:

- DC carkackings, lousy "expert" drivers, Ryan Hampton on lousy journalist drivers, and police who shouldn't be street racing (because they're not very good).

- More new-car suspension parts falling off, this time of Subies.

- Why dependence on global markets is a bad thing.

- More tales of why Tesla's Auto Creepy-Drive is a bad thing.

- Beer with Full Sail's Session Lager.

Just to keep it awesome, we've also got Schroedinger's garbage can, Uber versus your phone, the Magnusson-Moss Warranty act, bricked electrics and fixing Sylvester Stallone with a hammer.

Direct download: HWGH042521mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

The Garage Hour's got gearhead news (because people seem to like it), so hereyago:

- DC carkackings, lousy "expert" drivers, Ryan Hampton on lousy journalist drivers, and police who shouldn't be street racing (because they're not very good).

- More new-car suspension parts falling off, this time of Subies.

- Why dependence on global markets is a bad thing.

- More tales of why Tesla's Auto Creepy-Drive is a bad thing.

- Beer with Full Sail's Session Lager.

Just to keep it awesome, we've also got Schroedinger's garbage can, Uber versus your phone, the Magnusson-Moss Warranty act, bricked electrics and fixing Sylvester Stallone with a hammer.

Direct download: HWGH042521.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

...Crammed it all into this one.  Script writer: go script yourself.  With a device-thwarting free-news cable-cobbling in-lab intro, this is classic Garage Hour goodness.  Better hydrate.  Fried cheese curds, cheating Chinese Teslas, F1 or circle-track, Bilstein 5100 and 6112 on under your 4Runner, de-Wayneing the NRA, U.S. bombers in India and John Ratcliffe's UFOs.

Even more: Body Armor?  Drank it.  Flopping tablets?  Fixed 'em.  Affirmative action for F1?  Figures.  '60s Chicaco P.D.?  Need 'em.  The greys?  Found 'em.

Direct download: HWGH040121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

...Crammed it all into this one.  Script writer: go script yourself.  With a device-thwarting free-news cable-cobbling in-lab intro, this is classic Garage Hour goodness.  Better hydrate.  Fried cheese curds, cheating Chinese Teslas, F1 or circle-track, Bilstein 5100 and 6112 under your 4Runner, de-Wayneing the NRA, U.S. bombers in India and John Ratcliffe's UFOs.

Even more: Body Armor?  Drank it.  Flopping tablets?  Fixed 'em.  Affirmative action for F1?  Figures.  '60s Chicaco P.D.?  Need 'em.  The greys?  Found 'em.

Direct download: HWGH040121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

From haversacks to FIPG, Boogerbutt and B-sides, booing Seinfeld and ewwing Yuengling, Justin #2's Tourette's and the curdish (cheese) apocalypse, UZIs and a .38 in the briefcase, plus donations to the Cajun Navy and situational awareness, it's an alchivated Garage Hour (now, with beer!). 

This episode was originally oriented towards fine sips at Trinity Brewing and some discussion of good tactics for buying and selling things online and/or in the flesh, but you know detours...  Admit it, you prefer them.  #BecauseGearhead.

Direct download: HWGH040721mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

From haversacks to FIPG, Boogerbutt and B-sides, booing Seinfeld and ewwing Yuengling, Justin #2's Tourette's and the curdish (cheese) apocalypse, UZIs and a .38 in the briefcase, plus donations to the Cajun Navy and situational awareness, it's an alchivated Garage Hour (now, with beer!). 

This episode was originally oriented towards fine sips at Trinity Brewing and some discussion of good tactics for buying and selling things online and/or in the flesh, but you know detours...  Admit it, you prefer them.  #BecauseGearhead.

Direct download: HWGH040721.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

Surprisingly good gearhead talk radio right here (and it's pure rando-power): you can't fight skill of this magnitude without a prescription (or a warrant).  There's pork shoulder on the grille and Richard III's skeleton under the parking lot, a thought or two on United Airlines hiring people because of their ability to fly to Duluth, and a reminder that it's tool time (spring means folks have the fool notion their garages are meant to be clean).

Like always, it's more: the Psychonauts, Josh Homme (with Kyuss or QOTSA), soccer with Nelson & Bambalas, snowboarding with Teresa & Bondurant, Aunt Lou's Fiestaware and stickers by Freeb.

Direct download: HWGH040221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Surprisingly good gearhead talk radio right here (and it's pure rando-power): you can't fight skill of this magnitude without a prescription (or a warrant).  There's pork shoulder on the grille and Richard III's skeleton under the parking lot, a thought or two on United Airlines hiring people because of their ability to fly to Duluth, and a reminder that it's tool time (spring means folks have the fool notion their garages are meant to be clean).

Like always, it's more: the Psychonauts, Josh Homme (with Kyuss or QOTSA), soccer with Nelson & Bambalas, snowboarding with Teresa & Bondurant, Aunt Lou's Fiestaware and stickers by Freeb.

Direct download: HWGH040221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Creepy pinko nerds have infested the White House and they're after your liberties, particularly your right to roam. Among them is a second-generation marxist and small-town mayor who couldn't get potholes paved, Pete Buttgieg. While preaching his gospel, he made the mistake of saying the quiet part out loud, admitting he and his statist cronies want to track every mile you drive and CHARGE YOU FOR IT. Not on our watch - the Gearhead Consultancy has warned you about the "mileage tax" for a decade.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was having a bad day on this episode, so enjoy the ride - he didn't. There's a lot of information and unbridled finger-pointing in this one too, so you might learn something.

Direct download: HWGH032321mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

Creepy pinko nerds have infested the White House and they're after your liberties, particularly your right to roam. Among them is a second-generation marxist and small-town mayor who couldn't get potholes paved, Pete Buttgieg. While preaching his gospel, he made the mistake of saying the quiet part out loud, admitting he and his statist cronies want to track every mile you drive and CHARGE YOU FOR IT. Not on our watch - the Gearhead Consultancy has warned you about the "mileage tax" for a decade.

Hostus Maximus Justin Fort was having a bad day on this episode, so enjoy the ride - he didn't. There's a lot of information and unbridled finger-pointing in this one too, so you might learn something.

Direct download: HWGH032321.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

It's time for gearhead class: smart thinking for your next run to the salvage yard (Junkyard 102!).  At the intersection of knowledge and function is the junkyard (Best Auto, this time) you too can be the function whore.  From impounds to rebuilds, rotating stock and picking up nuts and bolts, we'll help you know what's usable and what's junk (hah!).

This episode's got a good slathering of additional sauce: Chef Jeff and Dave Lozeau, Fu Manchu and New Jersey brunos, plus Breck Brew's Vanilla Porter.

Direct download: HWGH032121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:58am EST

It's time for gearhead class: smart thinking for your next run to the salvage yard (Junkyard 102!).  At the intersection of knowledge and function is the junkyard (Best Auto, this time) you too can be the function whore.  From impounds to rebuilds, rotating stock and picking up nuts and bolts, we'll help you know what's usable and what's junk (hah!).

This episode's got a good slathering of additional sauce: Chef Jeff and Dave Lozeau, Fu Manchu and New Jersey brunos, plus Breck Brew's Vanilla Porter.

Direct download: HWGH032121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:31am EST

It's gearhead news from the Garage Hour: stuff goin' on that you ought to know.

- Ford ships a $900,000,000 plant to Mexico after promising its workers it would be in Ohio.

- How leaving your $60,000 Wrangler in low-four while towing is a 52,000rpm mistake.

- A rich Chinese guy gets out of a crash-tantrum in New York City by waving the elitist-pity sign.

- A funny tale of how to cause billions in damage with tanks.

- New rovers on Mars (awesome) and old tricks in space (repo man's coming for your satellite!).

- A VERY upsetting tale of a small brewery in Kalifornistan beset by tiny tyrants and wrongheaded bureaucrats.

There's more exploding, too - thermometers, projects, and political attacks on your hobbies.  Fortunately, there's also Trinity Brewing's Dark Cherry Radler, Josh Homme and QOTSA, KYUSS and Vultures, plus "Season in the Abyss" and another terrible move/great soundtrack (Orbital/Kirk Hammet).

Direct download: HWGH031221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

It's gearhead news from the Garage Hour: stuff goin' on that you ought to know.

- Ford ships a $900,000,000 plant to Mexico after promising its workers it would be in Ohio.

- How leaving your $60,000 Wrangler in low-four while towing is a 52,000rpm mistake.

- A rich Chinese guy gets out of a crash-tantrum in New York City by waving the elitist-pity sign.

- A funny tale of how to cause billions in damage with tanks.

- New rovers on Mars (awesome) and old tricks in space (repo man's coming for your satellite!).

- A VERY upsetting tale of a small brewery in Kalifornistan beset by tiny tyrants and wrongheaded bureaucrats .

There's more exploding, too - thermometers, projects, and political attacks on your hobbies.  Fortunately, there's also Trinity Brewing's Dark Cherry Radler, Josh Homme and QOTSA, KYUSS and Vultures, plus "Season in the Abyss" and another terrible move/great soundtrack (Orbital/Kirk Hammet).

Direct download: HWGH031221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

Don't start drinking too beforehand.  In this selection of random consulting, the Garage Hour does sawzalls (sorry, reciProcating saws) and blowtorches, a review of butane VS MAPP, the false sense of safety caused by electronic stability nannies, soup VS goulash (w/ a two-meat chili chaser), plus real beer chasers @ Trinity Brewing like Soul Horkey, Slap Yer Mammy, Garden of the Hops, Raspberry Kolsch & Idaho 7 Pale.

Cohosts in this episode include Dr. Hibbert, fire, a foot-thick sheet of ice, the BFH (the "F" is for "friendly"), Seattle weather, sheddy sheds and Johnny Cash.

Direct download: HWGH030921mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Don't start drinking too beforehand.  In this selection of random consulting, the Garage Hour does sawzalls (sorry, reciProcating saws) and blowtorches, a review of butane VS MAPP, the false sense of safety caused by electronic stability nannies, soup VS goulash (w/ a two-meat chili chaser), plus real beer chasers at Trinity Brewing like Soul Horkey, Slap Yer Mammy, Garden of the Hops, Raspberry Kolsch & Idaho 7 Pale.

Cohosts in this episode include Dr. Hibbert, fire, a foot-thick sheet of ice, the BFH (the "F" is for "friendly"), Seattle weather, sheddy sheds and Johnny Cash.

Direct download: HWGH030921.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

The Garage Hour goons have Second Amendment news you ought'a know:

- Is gun control code for people control?

- A list of companies that use the money you pay them to attack the 2A (some you might know).

- Why leftist and marxist neurotics are desperate to thwart the 2A (because it's a threat to them).

- New reps speak out on how 2A rights are even more valuable to poor, inner city taxpayers (who needs to protect themselves more?).

- Why most restrictions on firearms rights are racist, sexist, elitist and statist (just ask the NRA).

- The state of Washington and DC both triumph over gun-grabbers (or, Tiny Jerk Laws + Loopholes & Lobbyists).

When the bureaucrats line up to give you their best Body Snatchers impression, you know you're on the right (constitutional) side.  Be a brick in the wall with the Garage Hour, with Americans like AWR Hawkins, Burgess Owens, Lauren Bobert and Herschel Walker.

Direct download: HWGH030621mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

The Garage Hour goons have Second Amendment news you ought'a know:

- Is gun control code for people control?

- A list of companies that use the money you pay them to attack the 2A (some you might know).

- Why leftist and marxist neurotics are desperate to thwart the 2A (because it's a threat to them).

- New reps speak out on how 2A rights are even more valuable to poor, inner city taxpayers (who needs to protect themselves more?).

- Why most restrictions on firearms rights are racist, sexist, elitist and statist (just ask the NRA).

- The state of Washington and DC both triumph over gun-grabbers (or, Tiny Jerk Laws + Loopholes & Lobbyists).

When the bureaucrats line up to give you their best Body Snatchers impression, you know you're on the right (constitutional) side.  Be a brick in the wall with the Garage Hour, with Americans like AWR Hawkins, Burgess Owens, Lauren Bobert and Herschel Walker.

Direct download: HWGH030621.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Jeez - this episode is all over the place.  From Led Zeppelin VS Southern Culture on the Skids to Ray's blimp-bomb over Akron, you're not going to be able to find your seat.  We couldn't even find the door.  Fortunately, there's lots of goodies: a review of pegboard (poseur alert?), the new Garden of the Gods Beer Train, some overenthusiastic geeking around on rollaways and cowboy movies, and some crazy crap about magazine drills.

There's also a crapton of good music - QOTSA, Anthrax, Helmet, Rammstein, Corrosion, Slot and the Desert Sessions.  Now go organize your toolbox.

Direct download: HWGH030321mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:15am EST

Jeez - this episode is all over the place.  From Led Zeppelin VS Southern Culture on the Skids to Ray's blimp-bomb over Akron, you're not going to be able to find your seat.  We couldn't even find the door.  Fortunately, there's lots of goodies: a review of pegboard (poseur alert?), the new Garden of the Gods Beer Train, some overenthusiastic geeking around on rollaways and cowboy movies, and some crazy crap about magazine drills.

There's also a crapton of good music - QOTSA, Anthrax, Helmet, Rammstein, Corrosion, Slot and the Desert Sessions.  Now go organize your toolbox.

Direct download: HWGH030321.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 9:00am EST

Gearhead News #2: you ought'a know this.

- The gov't wants to waste more of your money on the barely solvent USPS with electric mail vans (because windmills worked out so well).

- Ford's new Broncos are falling apart because of a shortage of bolts (did management forget how to?).

- Archeologists dug a chariot out of Pompeii's pyroclastic cement (would your Camaro last that long?).

- The F-35 keeps getting its ass handed to it by 30-year old planes.

- Ford is worried that the NRA's bankrupsty will cost them 150-so cars.

- The Chinese bat plague just killed Fry's.

On top of stories about cars, trucks, beers and guns, we've got Thomas Edison, bikes and cars on Palomar, Lemmy & Limbaugh, and Trinity Brewing Company's DDH-45 on sip.

Direct download: HWGH022221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:25pm EST

Gearhead News #2: you ought'a know this.

- The gov't wants to waste more of your money on the barely solvent USPS with electric mail vans (because windmills worked out so well).

- Ford's new Broncos are falling apart because of a shortage of bolts (did management forget how to?).

- Archeologists dug a chariot out of Pompeii's pyroclastic cement (would your Camaro last that long?).

- The F-35 keeps getting its ass handed to it by 30-year old planes.

- Ford is worried that the NRA's bankrupsty will cost them 150-so cars.

- The Chinese bat plague just killed Fry's.

On top of stories about cars, trucks, beers and guns, we've got Thomas Edison, bikes and cars on Palomar, Lemmy & Limbaugh, and Trinity Brewing Company's DDH-45 on sip.

Direct download: HWGH022221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

Forgot we did this one...  Garage Hour goons do lots of towing, and there's some easy to-dos that'll get it done.  From truck and trailer to balls and hitches, there's tricks and technique that you might have missed (and we have already done wrong twice so you won't).

Like a good gearhead, there's more: trailer, truck and tire maintenance, good co-pilots, and why what you're hauling matters.  Gravy: Super Duty mirrors, Dennis Farina and Hunter S. Thompson, flakey trailer owners, plus why it's good to be afraid of Americans ('cause we're comin').

Direct download: HWGH020221mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Forgot we did this one...  Garage Hour goons do lots of towing, and there's some easy to-dos that'll get it done.  From truck and trailer to balls and hitches, there's tricks and technique that you might have missed (and we have already done wrong twice so you won't).

Like a good gearhead, there's more: trailer, truck and tire maintenance, good co-pilots, and why what you're hauling matters.  Gravy: Super Duty mirrors, Dennis Farina and Hunter S. Thompson, flakey trailer owners, plus why it's good to be afraid of Americans ('cause we're comin').

Direct download: HWGH020221.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

Why not? The Garage Hour goons usually focus on one topic (before veering off), but tonight, it's a weekly look at gearhead news.  J.D. Power's reliability ratings (Lexus and Porsche at the top, Chrysler, Tesla, and Fix It Again Tony at the bottom), pompous nuisance Bruce Stiffstein elites his way out of a DUI, Tiger crashes into some woods.

Meanwhile, Roush Racing puts coffee mugs in the kitchen and calls itself green, ethanol makes your dinner more expensive, and F1's new prez tries to eliminate the parade-effect that's killed what little is left of interest in the series.  After that, we've got a Toyota guy from Texas who pulled out 145 stuck motorist in two days (Texans do everything big).

Direct download: HWGH022021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

Why not? The Garage Hour goons usually focus on one topic (before veering off), but tonight, it's a weekly look at gearhead news.  J.D. Power's reliability ratings (Lexus and Porsche at the top, Chrysler, Tesla, and Fix It Again Tony at the bottom), pompous nuisance Bruce Stiffstein elites his way out of a DUI, Tiger crashes into some woods.

Meanwhile, Roush Racing puts coffee mugs in the kitchen and calls itself green, ethanol makes your dinner more expensive, and F1's new prez tries to eliminate the parade-effect that's killed what little is left of interest in the series.  After that, we've got a Toyota guy from Texas who pulled out 145 stuck motorist in two days (Texans do everything big).

Direct download: HWGH022021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 7:22pm EST

It was so damn cold we couldn't stay home.  The Garage Hour goons gathered at Trinity for sips of Idaho 7 Pale, Soul Horkey and Slap Yer Mammy, then tried to keep warm over topics like how batteries behave in the cold (to discharge or drain?), trickle charging, block heating, garage heating, Denver versus puffy jackets, the great "drive north" plan and surfing girlfriends.

#Becausegearhead, there was more - homemade ARs, "Firefox", mug fixin', India's affinity for US beer, and advice for newbs.  ...And thankfully (for the listeners) the cohosts were stacked deep - "Regular" Bill was joined by Santa Ana winds, tumbleweeds, topiaries and a Pinto.

Direct download: HWGH021021mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

It was so damn cold we couldn't stay home.  The Garage Hour goons gathered at Trinity for sips of Idaho 7 Pale, Soul Horkey and Slap Yer Mammy, then tried to keep warm over topics like how batteries behave in the cold (to discharge or drain?), trickle charging, block heating, garage heating, Denver versus puffy jackets, the great "drive north" plan, and surfing girlfriends.

#Becausegearhead, there was more - homemade ARs, "Firefox", mug fixin', India's affinity for US beer, and advice for newbs.  ...And thankfully (for the listeners) the cohosts were stacked deep - "Regular" Bill was joined by Santa Ana winds, tumbleweeds, topiaries and a Pinto.

Direct download: HWGH021021.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Whether you like longhorns in the backyard or hounds in the garage, the Garage Hour went down to Texas and gearhead radio happened.  We filled airtime with music - so much blues and country - and stomachs with deer sausage and "The Weatherfordian" from Edgewise Eight Brewing.  Jeeps, trailers, "Fight Club" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" also happened, then we screwed up a bunch of artists' names.

Who'd we get?  Pantera, Faith No More, Stone Foxes, Beau Weevils, Dead Weather, Chris Stapleton, Pixies, Band of Heathens, Clutch, Sabbath, Them Crooked Vultures, Jerry Reed, Primus, Robert Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Jr., Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.  There.

Direct download: HWGH020121mp3.mp3
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:15am EST

Whether you like longhorns in the backyard or hounds in the garage, the Garage Hour went down to Texas and gearhead radio happened.  We filled airtime with music - so much blues and country - and stomachs with deer sausage and "The Weatherfordian" from Edgewise Eight Brewing.  Jeeps, trailers, "Fight Club" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" also happened, then we screwed up a bunch of artists' names.

Who'd we get?  Pantera, Faith No More, Stone Foxes, Beau Weevils, Dead Weather, Chris Stapleton, Pixies, Band of Heathens, Clutch, Sabbath, Them Crooked Vultures, Jerry Reed, Primus, Robert Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Hank Jr., Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith.  There.

Direct download: HWGH020121.m4a
Category:gearhead personality -- posted at: 8:00am EST