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#367 Brotherly Love at it’s Best – A Pontiac Firebird Restored in Memoriam; The Pro-Touring Update Featuring Larry Callahan’s 21st Century 6-banger ’55 Chevy

Today’s show is perhaps one of the most important we’ve ever done at TMCP, and frankly speaking – it’s the real reason this show started in the first place. Our guest is Brandon Bailey, a man I’ve never met in person but one that I was convinced my my great friend Kirk Hansen that I needed to know. Brandon had just purchased Kirk’s Firebird in order to restore it as the feature car for a very-soon upcoming fundraiser to raise money in memoriam for the family of his best friend Daniel. This is the story of that journey.

Branden Bailey had a best friend, Daniel Reed and they met at a sandlot baseball game before they were teenagers. These two became best friends as close as brothers and did everything together. They grew up riding bikes, playing football, and watching Smokey and the Bandit enough to wear out the tape. When Daniel was offered a 1980 Firebird his dreams of a car like in the movie came true. The boys spent many hours changing motors and fixing on the Firebird and driving around having a great time. Daniel was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle to work and passed away. Local friends and relatives put together a memorial run to raise money for his 8 year old son and wife that he left behind. Branden said around 70 cars showed up for the drive and everyone had a great time.

# 366 Michael, Look Out! Our Inside Scoop on the REAL Screen Used KITT’s from Knight Rider with the Knight Rider Historians.

In the early 80’s there were a few different car centered TV shows competing for the same viewers. There were the Dukes and the General Lee, but Michael Knight and KITT showed up with a different, more futuristic kind of automobile. Our guest this week is AJ Palmgren who is a Knight Rider Historian similar to how our own Corn Dog is to the General Lee. Between AJ and Joe Huth there is many many shows worth of information (plus a couple books) and the depth of research is astounding. Unfortunately many important people involved with creating and developing the series are no longer with us but these guys were able to interview and document many stories before they passed away.

#365 Roger Falcione of ClassicCars.com, The Most Searched For Muscle Car, Values, and MORE! – Ask Rick, Should We Take Kids at Swap Meets?

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#364 Ron Francis Wiring’s Super Cool Coyote Powered SVO Mustang; Pro-Touring Update with Larry Callahan

In this episode of TMCP our feature guest is the owner and president of Ron Francis Wiring, Scott Bowers. Scott is a  huge supporter of the show I have come to know him and look forward to every time we can get together. He and the staff at Ron Francis are car fanatics with a passion for electronics who enjoy putting their products on the road.

This year the Hot Rod Power Tour introduced the Sponsors Shootout for manufacturers to participate in featuring drag racing, auto crossing and the long haul road trip all without changing tires or swapping parts on the vehicles. Scott thought this would be a great time to showcase the new car they just put together. The Ron Francis Wiring team built a 1984 Mustang SVO and put a Coyote engine in it. After developing the engine harness for sale, there were many parts lying around the research lab and of course this was the perfect excuse to try it all out in a very cool event.

#363 Tom Scarpello of Revology; Producing Brand New, Officially Licensed, OEM Caliber 1960’s Mustangs and Shelby’s

Tom Scarpello of Revology; Producing Brand New, Officially Licensed, OEM Caliber 1960’s Mustangs and Shelby’s