Tue, 29 December 2015
Episode #28 Del Uschenko www.delmospeed.com is brought to you by
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Part 2 with Del!!
Well if one episode wasn't enough, now you have another episode to hang with the man himself, Delmo!!
It's really crazy when you think about how many builds Del has under his belt. He has been cranking out bad ass builds for years. We don;t talk about them all, but man he has been a force in not only the C10 Movement, really the more of a Resto-movement!
We ask Del if he considers himself a Trendsetter?
With so many builder and truck enthusiast following his style, does he feel a pressure to continue to put out the best, most cutting edge stuff?
Who does Del pull inspiration from and look to for input?
With so many builds does Del have a favorite?
How about a least favorite?
How long does a Del build take?
Has he ever turned down a customer? Why?
Where does he see the C10 Truck Trends going?
How did his relationship with AccuAir come about and what does he think of them?
Why does Del NOT have his own truck? Does he want one?
Does he think he will just build trucks his way and then sell his trucks to customers, more of a Del brand build vs. Customer build.
Why does he feel that his best is his last!!
What do Del and Ola like to do in there down time that they do have?
What does the future look like for Del?
Is he moving?
Is there a TV show in his future?
And so much more.
Del is truly leading the way with his style - Del being Del and we are all benefiting from it. A visionary amongst us who is very humble with his abilities and persona. I am glad that we were able to sit down and catch up. I am glad I can call him a friend. A true class act.
Happy New Year C10 Nation, thanks for all of your support over the year - 2015 has been great. Heres to 2016!!
Cheers Del, to you and Ola - Have a Happy and Safe New Year, I look forward to the moving party!
Fri, 18 December 2015
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We sit down and talk to the Canadian Kid, Del Uschenko - otherwise known as Delmo.
Del tells us who his early influence were and how he got into wrenching and customizing cars and trucks.
Del started early, his first two trucks were C10's - one a 70's Squarebody and the second a 1963 C10. No wonder him and Dino get along so well.
Before Del moved to the States he was wrenching and running his own Hot Rod shop in Canada. He sold that after building some big time cars and headed South.
Del tells us that Ola and him sold their houses, along with the shop and loaded up a U-haul and a 1961 Ford Uni-Body and headed South. He knew California had a bitchin car scene so that was the destination.
Eventually they ended up in Burbank. From there, Ola, a Nurse found work at the local hospital and Del was going to work on cars.
Before opening up his own shop Del worked at the famous Hollywood Hot Rods, although not landing the job on the first try!! You'll have to listen, to hear the rest of that story.
While at Hollywood Hot Rods, Del built a KILLER 1965 C10, that was laid out with all the right touches. He created a build thread on the 1967-72 truck forum and the thing took off from there.
This build put Del on the map in the C10 world and from there a Star was born.
Del and I talk about how far the C10 Nation has come since then. It has become a movement of sorts, from SEMA this year to Dino's Git Down, the C10 Community is thriving and the builds are just getting better.
Delmo has built plenty more since the "65 C10" and he has 9 in the shop as of this interview.
Del being Del!! Great guy, just doing his thing. We we're glad he is doing his thing, and bringing his style to the C10 Nation, because we love it.
Wed, 9 December 2015
Episode #26 Marc Mullin
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In this episode we head out to Pittsburgh PA. this is the 3rd East Coast builder we've had on the show from the Steel City so far, so it looks like they've got a nice little scene going on over there.
Marc Mullin grew up in his Dad's shop, working from a very young age. Learning hard work, pride, and so much more. One thing that Marc probably didn't realize was he was learning more about life then in probably anticipated. He was also forming a very tight relationship and bond with his boss, his dad!
Over the years Marc and his Dad became best of friends, life was good. Then, like a lot of families some form of health issue takes the ones we love. Marc and his family were not immune to this has his father became ill and eventually passed away.
Like a lot of guys this was very hard on Marc and he needed to fill that void. It wasn't easy and is definitely a work in progress, but Marc started a new project - his 1963 C10 Truck.
The Shadow is a work in progress that Marc is building from the ground up really and the C10 Nation has jumped on board for the build. Marc swears his dad is with him along the journey and that is what matters.
Follow along this episode as Marc takes us on a journey of life and a journey of his truck. He plans on having it done for next years Columbus Goodguys. We wish him the the best of luck and look forward to seeing this thing all done.
Thanks for sitting down with us Marc, it was fun and the next Fresca is on us!!
Wed, 18 November 2015
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With a name like Superfly Steiny you know this guy is bad ass. Follow along as we talk talk to Eric about his latest SEMA build, How he maintains is Professional life and the C10 trucks that he loves to build so much.
We talk about "Tootsie" the killer C10 truck that he built for his mom as she was battling cancer. The truck had its issues, but when it was all said and done - it was second to none and really took on its own personality.
the C10 Nation really rallied around and Eric and his Mom, as he built the truck. It meant to the Community then just a truck. It was also a cause!
We talk to Eric about a few of his other builds as well. Namely, Second Chance, Pop's 72 and his latest creation - fresh from SEMA 2015 Cheap Trick.
Eric is a true asset the the C10 Community, always helping others and building some killer rides. Thanks for the time Eric, the C10 Nation appreciates it.
Sat, 31 October 2015
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Great show with KC from Gas Monkey Garage. We talk to him about life after GAs Monkey, what his plans on and so much more. KC was lucky enough to marry his best friend and they have built a few business's but a family too. KC talk's about how this was a big part of his decision to leave GMG.
His paint business www.kcspaintshop.com is still alive and well, he has even added another business - KC's Speed Shop to make things even a little more exciting.
KC decided to build a 1986 Chevy C10 for SEMA 2015. So we talk to him about his truck, how his first FULL SEMA build is going and the infamous SEMA CRUNCH!!
KC was a pleasure to talk with, a really great guy and I look forward to seeing his truck next week at SEMA.
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Fri, 9 October 2015
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In this episode we talk to Josh Brady who is the creator of the 67-72 Chevy Truck Forum. This forum is probably the biggest asset and resource to anyone looking to gain knowledge regarding C10 Trucks.
Josh started the forum when he was 14!! Is that crazy or what!
When Josh's dad was 13 he bought a 1969 C10 truck and Josh wanted to find out more about the trucks. He couldn't so he created the forum. The response was incredible and Josh had to grow the forum infrastructure to keep up with the data and usage.
We talk to Josh about what other trucks he has?
Did he end up with the 1969 Truck?
How many users does the site have?
We discuss competing sites?
How has social media like Instagram and Facebook affected the activity of the forum.
Does he feel threatened by social media?
What are some of the biggest challenge's that Josh has had to face?
Is the forum profitable?
How big is the forum staff?
Are the Admin. and Moderators compensated?
Is there confusion regarding the name?
Has he ever thought about changing the name?
Why he created the other address's to link to the main site -
What has been the most rewarding thing about the forum?
What builders does he watch?
Where does he see the forum in 5 years, and dies he anticipate any major changes?
Getting to know Josh was a lot of fun as I have been a forum member for awhile now and love it! Very cool to find out about how it all started and much. much , more!
Sat, 12 September 2015
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We get to know Randall and all that they do at Rtech Fab.
From how Randall got his start to what promted him to build his first Crew Cab truck.
That truck is "Cowboy" and Randall drives this beast hard, like a truck was built to do.
We talk to Randall about his many other projects/builds:
The C10L - an extended 2wd Limo style C10! So Bad Ass!
The Duke - a K50 Crew Cab
The Texas Longhorn, a Crew Cab, just a tad longer!
The Drill Sergeant
The Cancer truck, Daryl - a 2wd cruiseer.
He also tells us he has plans to build a 60-66 style soon to. I guess we'll have to just sit back and wait.
We talk to Randall about what keeps him building these trucks, How much a Crew Cab truck cost, how many trucks it takes to build one Crew Cab.
How about those double din dashes he does - whats the story with those?
Is he really moving to Phoenix?
How about SEMA 2016?
How about The Run to Brothers and the Brothers Show and Shine 2016?
Has he talked to other fabricators that do 4 door Crew Cabs?
Randall has big plans for his company over the next 5 years, I think he'll make it all happen. Sit back, grab a cold one and enjoy!!
Fri, 4 September 2015
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We head out East to Miami Florida and catch uo with Juan Ibarra, otherwise known as Juankybuilt.
We talk to Juan about how he got into trucks, why he likes so many different style of trucks and what is his favorite.
We talk to Juan about how he got the name "Juankybuilt" and does he really just do this for fun.
He has a passion to create things that are different and right now he is working on some killer C10's.
He also is a fan of the old school 50"s Dodge trucks too.
Juan is a great family guy who build all kinds of award winning rides, I am glad we had him on and I look forward to drinking a beer with him very soon. Thanks Juan.
Fri, 21 August 2015
Episode #20, Chad Terhar, @struggle_55
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Chad was just a normal 21 year old kid back in March of 2001. Riding BMX, Motocross - you name it! Then everything changed. Chad had an accident that would change the rest of his life.
We talk to Chad about how this accident did in fact change is life, but he wouldn't change it for anything. He's healthy, hes got his family and he's got a few C10's and a killer 55' Nomad in this life.
We talk to Chad about the 55' Nomad and how he was chosen for a show a few years back - Search and Restore, where a group of guys from Nashville Tennesse, lead by Tim Strange restore vehicles for those lucky enough to be chosen for the show.
Chad was chosen and he remembers the day they showed up to haul the 55' away. What he got in return was more then just a killer 55' Nomad. He got a few life long friendships from they guys involved in the build.
This shows you the type of guy Chad Terhar is. He's a blue collar guy who grew up working on cars and trucks with his dad and older brother. He works fulltime as an Automated Systems Mechanic, and when he's not at work, he's working on one of his C10's, or hanging with his family.
Oh ya, Chad is a parapalegic!! Yes, Chad live his life to the fullest and he doesn't let anything slow him down.
Chad is truly an inspiration and keeps things in percpective no matter the STRUGGLE of life!
We really enjoyed getting to know Chad a little better and we can't wait to see what he does with his C10's.
If you should to reach Chad you can find him on Social media at -
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Chad Terhar - Facebook
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Another reason why the C10 Nation is so amazing! The trucks are cool, but the people are cooler! Thanks Chad.
Tue, 11 August 2015
Episode #19 Jeff Volker
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Jeff Volker, the "P.A. Renegade" is the man behind one of the sickest Squarebody C10 Trucks around. This 5 year build has just wrapped up and has started to hit the show circuit. The response so far is off the hook! This the name #gamechanger!
We get to know Jeff and find out the story behind the build and a whole lot more!
Fri, 17 July 2015
Live from Brothers Trucks, 17th Annual Truck Show & Shine.
Over 440, 1947-1987 Chevy & GMC Trucks in one show.
We talk to people from allover the country - that have driven out to California to attend the Show. One family drove 2200 miles from Ohio to attend the show. They plan their family vacation around the show date. Now that’s AWESOME!
Another family, our buddy Ruben Salazar, drove all they way from Houston, Texas with 4 kids in tow!
We were able to catch up with Jake Oro, a college student who owns a sweet 1971 C10 that his Dad John Oro (aka the #Johnfather) DID NOT help him buy! He did it ALL on his own!!
My favorite interview of the day was Uncle Richard, this young 81 year old shares his story of how he started his restoration on his 1955 Chevy Truck when he was 74 years young. Thats right - 74! “You’re never to old to start!”
We talked to a lot of great folks that brought their trucks out, and some were just checking our others rides, either way the atmosphere was a fun family environment that was packed with bitchen trucks.
We were able to grab a few of the award winners just after they got their awards, so that was cool since some didn’t really expect to win, while others did!
We caught up with John and Marisol the winners of the “Best of Show” award - lets just say that John got a great 35th Birthday present. He was grinning from ear to ear, and rightfully so - well deserved award for this couple and their amazing 1968 C10.
Last we catch up with Jim Flanders of Brothers Trucks. We talk about how far the show has come in it’s 17th year and how crazy it seems that 17 years ago Jim and his brother Steve were planning their first show at there shop.
One story that Jim shares is about a family that had their daughter right after the Brothers first show and now he knows exactly how many years the show has been running based on his daughters age - crazy cool.
This show is like a family reunion for the Brothers Trucks family, friends, and staff. All hands on deck, everyone pitches in and helps, from kids to parents. It’s that kind of show, it’s that kind of company. They like to hold the show for their customers to be able to show off their pride and joy. Its really a way for the Brothers family and staff to not only give back, but see the fruits of their labor and know that on the other end of each order or the phone could be one of these 440 truck builders.
Fun show, good time, great people! Enjoy, Ronnie
Wed, 8 July 2015
Squarebody Syndicate Run to Brothers 2015
“How could you guys be HOT, when you’re driving in trucks so cool!” Ryan B - Canada.
What started as just an idea turned into an unforgettable trip with 5 killer Squares and a bunch of friends.
We met up in West Phoenix Saturday morning the day before the Brothers Truck Show.
We all got on the road around 8am and we were headed West on the I-10, cruising at 75 mph in these 40+ year old trucks.
I started off with Sam Castronova first and talked to him about his first Squarebody - his 1973 C10 that he purchased from Joe Yezzi earlier this year. Sam tells us Joe told him it was a cream puff, but then says - not really, it was a piece of crap!! Either way we are rolling smooth at 75 mph without any issues, so either it was a cream puff or Sam got this C10 dialed in just right - it has the right stance with a 4/6 static drop and the sweetest leather seat i could could ask to sit in.
Sam and I were having so much fun we literally passed one of the scheduled stops and and really couldn’t turn back around. I was bummed as I was looking to an iced drink, namely a cold Iced Coffee - oh well the guys would never rub it in by sending multiple pictures to us to make sure we knew what we were missing out on!!!!
So Sam and I ended up getting to the next stop before everyone else. This stop was one that I don’t think most knew about, but it was at an abandoned Gas/Service station, “Desert Center” - where we would set up to grill some sausage and peppers, drink some refreshments and smoke a few cigars! Yes it was as fun as it sounds. We also left our respectful mark, from a little tagging and decals stuck all over.
Another cool story to come out of the stop was Dan Morrow sent a picture of the stop over to his Mom and she recognized the stop and said “that’s Desert Center, we used to stop there when you were a kid!” The truck Dan and his family used to drive out West to Cali, is still in Dan’s possession, a 1978 C20. Very cool story!
Next up I jump in with Rob Yezzi and talk to him about the journey, and his sweet Squarebody C10. How he acquired it and what his plans are for this sweet 1973 C10 trucks.
From Rob, I jumped over to Broey’s cool C10 with an even cooler story behind it. This 1975 Squarebody was previously owned by Scott Ivey. Scott Ivey was known for building killer rides, but unfortunately his life was taken way to soon by a drunk driver while he was driving his K5 Blazer.
Broey tells us how he too acquired this sweet C10 and what his plans are for the truck are. Trying to keep the right balance of what Scott wanted for the truck and what Broey would probably want to do to it - put it on the ground, as in Porterbuilt - touching those pinch’s! It’s a good problem to have because this original Square will be cool no mater what Broey decides to do to it.
Broey and I both probably lost a few pounds doing his recording because it was high noon, and hot. We had to roll up the windows, so we were sweating our ass’s off - the guys behind us were saying they could see us wiping the sweat off with our T-Shirt as we were driving. I ultimately said roll down the windows to get a little flow going through the cab. So, sorry fellas the audio is rough on this segment, but damn son - it was hot as hell!!!
Next, I get to hang with Jason Miller. Jason’s 77’ K5 has A/C and damn it feels so good. We are almost into Riverside when I get in with him and we are cruising into Corona at this point. Jason tells us about what is really his daily driver, how he got the Blazer to this point and what all he has done - from all new gaskets from Brothers Trucks, brand new Billet Specialties rims and a rebuilt 350/350 combo. Well all I’ve got to say is Damn Son, this thing looks great and it rides just as good.
We arrive into Cali and hang out Saturday night with the C10 Club at the hotel, which really turns into a fun little- hangin with the fellas type night.
Up early and head over to the 17th Brothers Trucks Show and Shine show! Check out our next episode as we cover the show with live interviews, and show coverage.
We decide to return Sunday night as we fell we all have enough fuel in our tanks, and the trucks are performing just as good, if not better.
We grab some grub, and head East in the 10 - the temps are cooler, the traffic is minimal, I think we made the right decision.
I jump in with Rob Beasly - aka, Black Rob, aka BLK!! Rob is now driving Sam’s Square, Artie. This was a fun interview because Rob drove a 2015 GMC over to the show and now he’s behind the wheel of one sweet C10 - we are cruising and he gives us a different perspective of the trip over and the trip back. He always brings a unique passion and energy that makes for a great interview.
Lastly for the live audio I just finish with the Square “Ambassador” Joe Yezzi. We just had Joe on the show for Episode #16 - but now we are on the tail end of the journey. We get his thoughts on what ends up being a GREAT weekend, 44hrs! We start 0700 Sat morn and we get home around 0200 Sunday Morning.
Joe gives us his thought on the Squarebody Syndicate “Run to Brothers,” the Brothers Show, and what he says was the highlight of the weekend.
I decided to get a few minutes with Kevin Whipps who was commissioned by Streettrucks to cover the Run to Brothers. Kevin gives us his thoughts and what the journey looks like through a journalist eyes. He sees this continuing to get bigger and bigger as the year go on.
He also tells us what was his favorite part of the journey and I was surprised but agree with him - its the little things, but they are sometimes very memorable things.
I hope you like it - it was my pleasure and honor to be invited and bring you this time capsule of the first one - I look froward to many more.
Thanks C10 Nation..
Tue, 23 June 2015
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Who is Joe Yezzi?
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Was he the “King of Beepers” back in the 90’s
C10 Builders Guide - Third issue, Joe and the Squarebody Syndicate are featured. Written and shot by our previous guest Kevin Whipps.
If you cant find the C10 Builders Guide where ever you normally buy magazines - you can order it here.
Kevin Aguilar and the guys over at Street trucks do such an amazing job not only on the C10 Builders Guide, but the monthy mag.
Bad Cop/Good Cop or was that Bad Cop/Bad Cop?? You tell me?
What is the “Run to Brothers”?
Why the hell would someone want to drive a 40 year old truck 300+ miles in the middle of summer? Espiecally in Arizona!! Yeah this should be fun - haha.
How did it all start for Joe? How did he get into Squarebody C10 trucks?
Joe tells us about his Fathers 1973 GMC truck, and how he would ride in it as a kid.
What was the first Square Joe ever bought?
What happened once he bought it?
Why are the “Black Sheep” finally starting to have there day?
What has Kevin Stickel @digitalc10 done to the scene?
When you open the garage Joe thinks you should feel emotion - why?
What other cars, trucks, and motorcycles does Joe fancy?
How many Squares has Joe had in his stable at one time? Damn Son!!
What trucks are currently at the SquareBody Hacienda?
How did “Blue Jay” get its name? What does Joe think about it?
Will “Blue Jay”, his SEMA/Porterbuilt build be ready in Nov.?
What motor will Blue Jay be running?
Blue Jay is the next One-and-Done>
What does #yezziclean mean?
Joe tells us what a regular guy working in his garage needs to make these trucks look like a 100 point resto.
What did Joe and Cousin Rob do in those storage containers?
Who doesn’t wash their trucks? Sounds crazy - right!!
Why does Joe think Broey nailed it by taking his seat to @dbomb_53?
How did Joe come up with such a cool logo and design for SBS?
What is Squarebody Syndicate?
Why doesn’t he reprint a designs?
What did Joe tell his daughter he thought would be the coolest to see in the future?
From Gas Money Garage to Dan Aykroid, Squarebody Syndicate is a movement!
Squarebody Syndicate is just getting started. Joe is a great guy and not all that removed from that same hard working kid that cam eout to Arizona back in 1992. He's hard working, grounded, a great son, father and husband! Happy Fathers day Yezzi and thanks for the interview.
A few announcements -
The Southeastern ALL Chevy/GMC Truck Nationals is that weekend as well = ALL Years, ALL Models of GM Trucks and SUV's welcome. "Top 25" awards and 23 custom made "best of" awards. Located just north of Nashville in White House, TN on July 11th. For more information go to gmtruckshow.com.
C10 Talk is proud to have sponsored the best 60-66 Truck! Good Luck and have fun out there.
That Same day in sunny Corona Ca. Brothers Trucks will be celebrating their 20 year anniversary - Damn - 20 years, how Rad is that. So if your in the area - head over to their shop in Corona on Saturday July 11th for a little Birthday party/Open House. from 10-5pm and hand out with the whole crew from Brothers trucks.
Tue, 9 June 2015
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We catch up with a true original, Mason Wright. Mason commishened Del Ushenko of Delmo Speed and Kustom to build him a RAD C/10. Well he did just that and more. Del and Mason built "Nacho Truck!" One of the sickest C10's around, well over seas now. The journey of this build starts with how Mason aquired the truck south of the border in Tiajuana! Mason and his amigo Jose went 25 miles south of the border to check it out. This is truly one of the BEST "how I bought my truck" stories out there. Part of the story that makes it even crazier is that no one new where the hell Mason and Jose wher going - including them. Lets just say that the adventure got Mason in some hot water at home, but it sure makes for a great story after the fact!!
We also talk about what Mason does for a real job, his addiction to Craigslsit and the Real Estate find.
Mason has a formula that seems to be working in both C/10's and Real Estate - buy low, make em look bad ass and then sell high! The dude has shown that he can do it too - walking away from two of the badest C10's at the top of thier game!
Next we talk to Mason about K5 Larry and how it probably ended up being a bigger undertaking then anyone from Mason, Delmo, and Nate (Porter) thought it would be. But they did it - building arguebly one of the sickest Blazer out there.
Those rims!! Mason talks about how Del had a plan and they went with it - those time 22/24 are the result. One off's that absolulty took Larry to the moon and back. Del has the "it" factor and Mason has been fortuneate to have him build two rides for him.
One of the best parts of the interview is when Mason talks about taking Larry to the Sand Dunes and how guys with $100K sand rails are in awe of this bagged Blazer pulling a trailer out at the dunes! Who wouldn't be?
Probably one of the easiest, and funnest interviews that I ahve done. Mason nailed it - I enjoyed just sitting back and listen to him do his thing.
Great Guy, building SIC rides. I look forward to seeing what is next for this Califonia kid. I am sure what ever it is it'll be unique!!
Good times bro, had a blast!
Sun, 17 May 2015
Kevin Whipps author of the soon to be released How to restore your 1973-1987 Chevy truck joins us on C10 Talk today.
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We talk a little Social Media and Kevin whips (no pun intended - haha) out a doozy!
“We are all lost, no one knows what we’re doing, we are all just trying to figure it out!” this is why this interview was a lot of fun. Kevin is a very down to earth dude. From Family man, writer, to vintage truck lover. Kevin has it covered - great guy!
We find out who Kevin Whipps is?
How did Kevin get into writing and marketing?
How do you know of Kevin, or should know of him -
How long has he been a Street Trucks contributing writer?
How have things changed in marking since 1999?
Who first Kevin about filling out his Tech form?
What happened next landed Kevin a job, what did he do?
How did Kevin make the transition from the Import Scene to Trucks?
Why did Kevin feel that his skill set wasn’t where it needed to be to do a truck?
From writer to full on photographer, Kevin grew along with the industry.
Kevin tells us what the difference between the Import Scene/Mini Truck Scene to the C10 Scene?
Why is Kevin more comfortable with the C10 Community?
How many publications does Kevin write for?
Does Kevin get stressed by covering so many different topics?
Like all of us - Kevin has some kick ass goals. He shares a few with us, and man do I hope it gets to all of them.
I ask Kevin what his favorite C10 shoot was! He not only still wishes he could get his hands on the truck, but is a BIG fan of the builder. Hint - pretty much everyone with a heartbeat is!!!
“I love that truck!”
Kevin tells us why he thinks authentic patina is so cool and tells a different story everytime.
Kevin tells us about his Mom’s Suburban, “Martha” and why he is fond of that era of C10 trucks.
What does Kevin mean by “some companies just get it!”?
I ask Kevin about what he see’s in the future of the C10 Truck world?
From a marketing perspective - how the hell is someone supposed to keep up with so many apps and marketing programs? Kevin explains his methods, and what works for him.
Regarding Facebook - “as soon as old people like me start getting into it they don’t what any part of it!” Too funny, well said.
Best sound bite of the interview - “The gold rush of social media will kinda die down a little bit.”
Does Kevin ever get nervous before a truck shoot?
Kevin has been very busy. He has a lot of press in the upcoming C10 Buyers Guide put out by Street Trucks. You’ll have to listen - but we are definitely looking forward to his coverage.
Kevin tells us how they find the trucks that they shoot and how you the C10 Talk listener can POSSIBLY get some magazine coverage.
Kevin then tells us some BIG news - he has been commissioned by Cartech to put together a “How to restore your 73-87 Chevy Truck.” He has been working with multiple truck builders, including Joe Yezzi from Squarebody Syndicate to get as much information as possible for the publication. His call to action for the C10 Talk listener is to send him pictures, stories, whatever you might have if you are in the middle of restoring a 73-87 Chevy Truck. He is especially looking for paint and body stuff. So if you have anything send it to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be considered for the manual.
Regarding the book, “From soup to nuts” it will be covered in the manual!
This was a fun, out of the traditional box interview for us - i dug it, Kevin is a cool dude and I hope to have him on again after the manual is done.
Tue, 28 April 2015
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Lets get to know Raul from C10 Era 60-66.
In todays episode we find out about Raul and his family. How he does a great job keeping his family involved in the business of running the C10era brand.
We find out what Raul does for his “real” job. How busy life can get for someone that has a regular job - and then takes on two very active Instagram pages.
We find out how Raul got into C10’s and why he is always paying tribute to his Grandfather.
How did Raul get his current 64 C10 and how it all came about.
We find out that Raul drives his truck daily - 60 miles a day! Awesome.
What other style C10 Trucks appeal to Raul?
How did Raul start @c10era60_66 on Instagram. We find out what the original page name was and why he changed it.
We find out who DM’d Raul and said “Hey Kat I dig what you are doing, you need to go a step further!” From that point on Raul felt - this was a sign and the rest is history.
What are Raul’s thought about how far he has come.
Where did Raul borrow the money to get it all going? Was he scared?
Did he sell a lot of T- Shirts the first go around?
We find out who is the Texas version of Raul in California and how they have both assisted each other in the Instagram world.
Well is you have a great brand, why not another? How did @c10era come about and where was Raul going when he couldn’t handle it anymore and said - I’ve got to do this and create this second page.
What does Raul think regarding social media and how it effects the truck hobby.
Does he feel like there are tow many C10 Instagram pages?
Who has helped Raul the most and really inspired him to be the best he can be.
How many hours does it take to run two pages and ship all those orders?
Why does Raul necks hurt? Lets get his a neck massage!!!
Is Raul trying to build an Empire and what’s next for him and his pages.
Does he feel like a business man.
Why are we talking about roots and the roots growing?
Why does he believe so much in customer service.
What does the future hold for Raul and the C10 Era.
Has he ever gotten the two pages mixed up when posting?
How many DM’s does he get in a day?
How does he find his images and what makes the C10 Era cut?
How did Raul team up with C10 Club and how cool is their new shirt? s
What works best for him to find your pics? Make sure to Hashtag #c10era
We find out that Raul has some really exciting news!
Raul tells the C10 Nation and the C10 Talk listeners that he has acquired a new truck!! An awesome 1964 short bed truck that is going to get all the bells and wistles. He has teamed up with GSI Manufacturing, Chevy Only Dino, Switch’s Suspension to do a full suspension build in one day at GSI’s shop in Chandler, Arizona later this year.
Look for more on this “Laid out” build as the event gets closer.
We also find out how he got his awesome @digitalc10 rendering and that he plans on creating the truck.
A lot of really good stuff talking with Raul and he as a lot of great things to come with both Raul and C10 era60-66 - Thanks a lot Raul, always good chatting with you brother.
Remember to check out our new website www.c10talk.com, and let me know what you think.
Until next episode - stay safe C10 Nation! Keep listening and we’ll keep the episodes coming!
Mon, 23 March 2015
Built by Rob & Brandy Phillips of PCH Rods
SEMA 2014, Rob and Brandy unveiled their 3 year project, the C10R. The buzz around this killer C10 was spot on. People couldn’t get enough of the truck, or Rob & Brandy for that matter. But what Rob & Brandy really wanted was one of the 10 remaining spots into the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational. The organizers handed out 9, but what about the 10th “Golden Ticket”?
Well lets just say after a few tears and some laughs Rob & Brandy found themselves right were they wanted to be - behind the wheel of their bad ass C10R at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Since then Rob & Brandy have been on a roller coaster ride - races, interviews, and sponsor promotions - and they wouldn’t have it any other way!
Follow along as we get to know Rob & Brandy a little better!!
A lot of really good press and media around the C10R truck - what are Rob’s thoughts?
How about the Drive+ video?
How did Brandy perform here at Scottsdale - and is she still nervous?
Why are C10 Trucks so popular amongst the Autocross builders?
How does a C10 Truck keep up with Cameros, Mustangs, and Corvettes?
What suspension company’s are out there for the Autocross Trucks?
What front clip (suspension) did PCH Rods choose to use for the C10R and why?
Why did Rob choose to go with the same tire/rim combo on all 4 corners?
How long does a set of tires last them?
How did Brandy feel getting back behind the wheel after a 3 year break from the sport?
How does the C10R compare to other Pro-Touring cars she has driven?
Do Rob & Brandy have a competitive relationship?
Is winning in the Pro-Class Brandy’s main concern?
How do Rob & Brandy juggle it all - shop, racing, and family?
How did Brandy feel to getting the “Golden Ticket” and how they messed with her?
Why is this truck easier to adjust and read then cars that she has driven in the past?
Is Rob happy where they are currently with the C10R?
How did the C10R get is own reputation? Social Media?
Does Brandy’s Marketing background and Rob’s building background make for a PERFECT team?
How does someone afford to build an Autocross/Pro-Touring Car or Truck?
How did they get companies behind them for sponsorships?
How do they take car of the companies that have taken care of them?
Where did the C10R logo come from?
What does the “R” Stand for?
Is the C10R street legal?
What is “Automotivation”?
Do they give rides at the track?
How does someone get started in Autocross?
Do they plan on participating in OUSCI this year?
What plans does Rob have for his 69 C10 next?
What after market products are offered by PCH Rods and Munssey Speed & Design offer?
How can you contact them -
Instagram - @pchrods
Facebook - C10R
Facebook - PCHRods
Facebook Munssey Speed & Design
Tue, 17 February 2015
What are some of the future plans for PB Fab?
How will PB Fab plan to stay relevant?
We talk to Nate about the latest Dropmember V-6.0
What is the biggest change to this latest version?
Are the lower control arms different for this Dropmember?
Is there rally customers who have EVERY version of the PB Dropmember?
Find out whats with the new trailing arm crossmember?
**Why hasn’t Nate built a C10 Truck yet?**
New Products that PB Fab plans on offering soon!
Why does Nate think some projects stall out?
What PB Fab products surprise Nate at their success? I think you might be surprised!!
When does Nate think the PB Fab Dropmember will taper off? Or will it?
Does PB Fab sell more Dropmembers or other parts/components?
Does Nate anticipate more customers wanting static drops?
What is Nate’s thoughts on Coilover/Dropmember stuff?
Is Autocross a niche or is it going to continue to grow?
What does Nate mean by “Spirited Driving”?
How does the PB Fab Frame Stiffener do?
We talk to Nate about the NEW Trailing Arm Crossmember.
Why doesn’t PB Fab make the the round tube Dropmember anymore?
We get in depth with Nate about all things hood hinges!
Does Nate plan out his products now? How does this compare to previous years?
What is this 3 products always going thing???
Is there a potential Chassis Division at PB Fab?
Gas Monkey Garage and PB Fab - they (#GMG) have used some PB Fab on a couple of their builds - we talk to Nate about this and what is family thinks of it?
What does Nate think when he see’s a trucking rolling PB Fab components?
Are there any plans for FORD and or DODGE trucks for PB Fab?
What about 88-98 OBS?
What about 4X4 trucks - Does Nate see a future in the off-road scene?
Long Travel PB Fab, how sweet would that be?
What state probably buys the most PB Fab parts?
Does Nate have a man crush on someone?
We find out what Nate really thinks about the LS swap!
Besides C10’s what else does Nate really like?
If Nate could buy any vehicle what would it be?
Does Nate have a “Bucket List”?
Does Nate try and make time to play, or is it PB Fab 24/7 around the clock?
***What truck is Nate’s favorite Dropmember truck?***
How much is a guy going to spend on an Extreme kit, front and rear??
What is the lead time for that kit? What does Nate want to get it to?
Does PB Fab get a lot of request for parts donation and sponsorships?
What is the HARDEST part of running PB Fab?
When Nate looks into his crystal ball of the future what does PB Fab look like?
Awesome time catching up with Nate and getting the inside scoop on all things Porterbuilt. Thanks again Nate!
Mon, 2 February 2015
Porterbuilt Fab - Nate Porter
Who is Nate Porter?
What takes up Nate’s time besides PB Fab?
Does Nate like his job?
What kind of jobs did Nate have growing up?
What were Nate’s first few vehicles?
How did Nate get into the automotive industry?
Find out what TV show inspired Nate to have his own shop at an early age!
What does Nate plan to do with ALL the trucks he has collected over the years?
Does Nate feel like he has “made it”?
Why did Nate think about quitting PB Fab?
What are the most common two things that PB Fab hears from their customers?
Why is Nate being a Cheap Skate?
Does PB Fab philosophy towards advertising?
**Please call ahead and talk to Cousin Dave if you want to swing by the shop!**
Find out what they are doing to decrease the wait time for YOUR PB Fab products?
Does PB Fab have a business “Mantra”?
How many employee’s does PB Fab currently have?
Would Nate consider PB Fab a family company?
Besides Nate and his Dad, who has been with PB Fab the longest?
Does Nate ever go back out into the shop and weld anymore?
Are “custom builds” part of Nate’s business plan?
What is a “Spec Truck”?
How did Nate and Del’s relationship begin?
Why has the 67-72 forum been so pivotal to the early success of PB Fab?
DropMember #1 & Dino
How many DropMembers has PB Fab built over the years?
What is a “Members Only” plaque?
Find out what Nate thinks about competitors in the Cross Member industry?
What is the role of a PB Fab Dealer?
How does it work? Who gets PB Fab parts first you the customer or the Dealers?
Who are the top PB Fab Dealers?
What is the most asked technical question they are asked at PB Fab?
Why is Nate so excited about his new media guy?
PB Fab App coming soon!!!
Does Nate like being a Dealer for other companies?
What Companies does PB Fab deal for?
Part #1 is a warp, stay tuned for part #2 and more Nate Porter/Porterbuilt Fab.
Thu, 22 January 2015
Follow That Truck Series -
Sam Castronova takes his 64 C10, (aka Dino’s 64) across the auction stage at Barrett Jackson.
Can C10 Truck guys be players at Barrett with their trucks?
What kind of Money does Sam get for his truck?
What part of the experience does Sam like the most? Besides cashing that check!
Was in nerve wracking for Sam or is he just that cool?
Whats up next for Sam?
Next we catch up with Mike Vale from Hudson Garage
The guys over at Hudson Garage put together a Superbowl Square game and are giving away some prizes!
What does the first quarter winner get?
What does the second quarter winner get?
What does the third quarter winner get?
And The Game winner gets a ????? You are going to have to tune in to C10 Talk to find out!!
Doing the Follow That Truck series is a lot of fun. I hope you like it - let me know what you think, Ronnie
Mon, 12 January 2015
How did Keith get the name “n2billet”?
How did Keith get invited to the Gas Monkey Garage for the C10 episode?
What is Keith’s background in the Texas Hot Rod Shop scene?
How did Keith get involved with the Stoked Out Specialties Garage?
How does Keith see himself as a builder?
How does keith compare Tiffany to Hazel?
What does Keith are thoughts when I tell him he is mentioned by other recognized builders as a builder that they look to for trends, style and inspiration?
Does Keith look get a thought in his mind and then go look for that type of truck, or does he just take what he can find and then start the project?
Why doesn’t Keith do a rendering before he starts a build?
What does Keith say is the hardest choice when building a truck?
What are the two most important things in Keith’s mind to building a truck?
What product is Keith's must have when he is building his trucks?
How did Keith and Nate Porter develop their friendship?
What did Nate Porter say to Keith that made him tear Hazel apart when he had just got in “finished”?
What builders does Keith say he looks to for style and inspiration?
How did Keith get into C/10 trucks
What made “Lucy”, Keith’s 1968 C/10 so unique and different?
What were some of the bigger issues that Keith faced with “Hazel” during the build?
What did Keith change up while building “Tiffany”, from his experience with his previous builds?
What is Keith’s secret to making such bad ass interiors?
The Service Truck, Wally - how did this build come about?
What truck does Keith say motivated him to build Wally?
What does he plan to do with Wally?
Hear the name I throw out to him, regarding Wally?
What picture will take social media by storm that Keith is going to shoot in the future?
What car/truck would Keith want back if he could have one back?
What is on Keith's “bucket list?
What truck did Keith and his dad buy together at the dealership, and he plans on building next?
What does Keith plan on naming this truck?
Did he say FORD?
Did he say DODGE?
Speed Round - Lone Star Throwdown vs SEMA, Aggies vs. Longhorns?!?!?!
Why does Keith day Patina will be around for along time?
What is a “wrapper” car?
Wow!! Keith flips the mic around and ask me about a few trucks that I have had and what my current build is?
Will Keith go into the business of making great parts, products and components in the future?
Besides his full time job, building SIC trucks, what else does Keith do with ALL his free time?
We wrap it up - great dude, fun interview to do.
Up next - PORTERBUILT!!! This ought-a be fun!!!!