Expert gearheads and longtime co-hosts Kevin Byrd and Willie B bring their hallmark brand of automotive knowledge and passion from the TV screen to the podcasting world. Two Guys Garage Podcast covers virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket, from repair to restoration, from customization to innovations, all in the same loose, just-havin’-fun manner fans have been enjoying on MotorTrend Network for years.
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In this podcast, Power Stop’s Brand Manager, Motorsports and Events Coordinator Kris Miller gives the guys the lowdown on the company’s latest developments in brake technology, and Willie recalls running a set of his so hard they caught fire… literally!
As a critical engine part, pistons have always taken a brutal beating, but never more so than they do today. In this episode, Willie and Kevin go inside JE Pistons with Mark Gearhart and Evan Perkins of parent company Race Winning Brands, for some insights into state-of-the-art technology our granddads could never have even imagined.
Willie and Kevin are race guys to their core, and in this episode they get their engines revving over the Ultimate Street Car Association’s [USCA] custom-built, run-hard racing series, the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Cam Douglass and Jimi Day join the guys to talk about the road to SEMA and the grueling invitational finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Advances in suspension technology are happening faster than ever, including electronic coilovers with 8-position adjustment that can make modifications on the fly using just a mobile phone and an app. In this podcast, Kevin and Willie get the latest scoop from the man at the top of Hotchkis Sport Suspension, John Hotchkis.
8-track players, cassettes, compact discs, Bluetooth audio, digital streaming – the car audio industry has seen them all, and more. And with each new format comes advances in quality and convenience previously thought impossible. In this episode, Kevin and Willie are guided through the latest innovations and breakthroughs courtesy of John Myers, Sr. Global Trainer/ Media Custom Audio Analyst at Kicker. And are they in for an earful!
From its humble beginnings as a respected maker of carburetors, Holley has morphed over several generations into an automotive aftermarket powerhouse, now with 31 different brands under its corporate umbrella. “We’re dream makers,” says Director of Marketing Bill Tichenor, as in this podcast he recounts that evolution to the guys and makes his case for the true heyday of the muscle car being right now!
Heat management is certainly among the most critical functions of any vehicle, be it a daily driver or high-performance race car. In this episode, the guys are all fired up to discuss the latest technological advances in the discipline with Steve Heye of Heatshield Products.
Considered by many to be music to their ears, there’s nothing quite so distinctive and stirring as the sound of a full-throated exhaust system to set pulses racing. In this episode, Willie and Kevin delve into the art, science and visceral effect of exhaust with Magnaflow’s Senior Manager/Spokesman, Richard Waitas.
The holiday season is a time for giving back to the community, and especially to those among us who are less fortunate than others. In this episode, Willie and Kevin discuss the charitable activities nearest and dearest to them, most notably Willie’s Cars for Christmas program, now in its 14th year, dedicated to changing lives one car at a time.
It’s no secret that Willie is mad about Mopar, and in this episode he and Kevin spend quality time with two key execs from the company. First, Joseph Dehner, Head of Ram and Mopar Design at FCA North America gives the guys the lowdown on the Lowliner Concept vehicle unveiled at the recent SEMA Show. Then, they’re blown away by FCA Engineering Supervisor Mike Rossey as he takes them deep inside the creation of the 2020 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, capable of delivering sub-8s on the quarter mile straight off the showroom floor!
Sergio Shipman of ProCharger Supercharger Systems joins the guys to discuss one of their favorite topics: making massive power. Like centrifugal superchargers in the NHRA Pro Mod division. And with 3500 hp on the quarter mile a reality, can 4000 hp be just around the corner? What’s the impact of all this on upgrade kits for late model street cars? The answers to these questions and more will fire you up!
Kevin and Willie sit down for a frank and wide-ranging chat with Dan Sandberg, President and CEO of Brembo North America, Inc. Topics discussed include heat and high horsepower; amped up trucks and aluminum brakes; the elusive zero drag caliper and “unobtainium”; and the completely electric brake of the future
Fresh off his commanding NHRA Funny Car victory at the 2019 season finale in Pomona, the guys catch up with two-time NHRA Champion Jack Beckman during a well-deserved holiday break. Hooked on hot rods as a young kid in California, “Fast Jack” has more than earned his nickname, progressing from running 15.06 at 90 mph, to 3.92 at 323 mph! Noting how “good preparation leads to good performance,” Beckman speaks candidly about the trials and tribulations of racing nitro funny cars in the dark, and how having the right mindset can make the difference between life and death, as witnessed by his epic 2016 crash in Epping, NH.
1320 feet. 250 mph. 5.99 seconds. This is Hot Rod Drag Week, where racers carry every part and consumable with them from track to track in a grueling 1000-mile torture test of man and machine. Willie and Kevin get all the down and dirty details from a trio of drag racing legends – Tom Bailey, Craig “Grubby” Groebner and Joe Barry – from competitive camaraderie, to true sportsmanship, and whether a 4-second run may soon become a reality.
On this episode, Kevin and Willie ponder the evolution of engine blocks and cylinder heads, marveling at the huge technological advances that continue to be made by the company at the forefront of the industry, Dart Machinery. Ted Keating, President of Dart, joins the guys for a lively discussion touching on a range of topics, from the company’s 37 year history of hardcore racing, to the latest developments in billet engineering
Still energized by their recent experience at SEMA, Willie and Kevin dedicate the entirety of this episode to their freewheeling conversation with the legendary Ring Brothers – two of the most acclaimed and renowned custom car builders working in the industry today. From their humble Midwest beginnings, through intense sibling rivalries, and innumerable awards and accolades – Jim and Mike tell all in their own inimitable style. And before it’s over, a special guest will drop by and surprise all the guys!
The passion for cars is still alive! Kevin and Willie are fresh from the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas – the largest automotive aftermarket trade show in the world – and giving listeners the download on all the cool and amazing cars and products they saw there. Then, they catch up with NASCAR Champion Joey Logano at the Factory Five Racing booth, and together with FFR’s David Smith geek out on the awesome machinery and horsepower on display.
In their first podcast, “soft intimidator” Kevin Byrd and “car whisperer” Willie B bring listeners inside their lifelong obsession with all things automotive – a shared passion that also lies at the heart of their longtime partnership on MotorTrend’s Two Guys Garage TV show. Next, they welcome their very first guest, Reggie Wynn of PrecisionTurbo/Turbonetics, who shares some interesting tech with the guys and drops a major announcement!
Two Guys Garage is coming to your ears!