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The Power and Speed Podcast

The Power and Speed Podcast covers everything from the Street / Grudge racing scene to the all out Half Mile and One Mile shootouts. Mike, Tom, and Tad all lend years of racing experience to the discussion. Racing personalities and guests will stop by our studio or call in. Join in the discussion Mondays at 7:00 PM EST by calling into the show 908 751 0211.
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Power and Speed.  The two single most important things to an automotive performance enthusiast.  Mike, Tom, and Tad explore a variety of racing related subjects.

Anything racing could be discussed on any given show.  From the high speed Texas mile events to the Street / Grudge scene found in the local areas we all have in our regions.

Racing guests and personalities ranging from top current professional racers to professional engine and chassis builders are already on the schedule.  The listeners are not excluded from the conversation either.  Want to call in and be part of the show?  No problem. 

Get involved.  Listen live on Mixlr.com and call in 908 751 0211. Show ideas, praise, or criticism, they want to hear from you.  Recording/Broadcasts happening between 7:30PM to 8:30PM East Coast time Monday nights. Follow our twitter @powerspeedpod for exact call in times and live streaming events. Like us on Facebook and iTunes! 

Sep 14, 2016
075 - Power and Speed - Keith Powell of That Racing Channel

Mike, Tom, Dingus, and Fireman Jeff in studio.

Fireman Jeff stopped by the Power and Speed studio this week to drop off, of all things, heads for Mike to work on.  Just when we though Mike was above anything that would get oil on his hands he proves us wrong.

Tonights guest is Keith Powell of That Racing Channel.  We really don't think he needs to much introduction here, but just in case you have been living under an internet rock, That Racing Channel has some of the best produced "car guy" videos out there. This really is an excellent story detailing the beginnings of the venture.  These guys knew cars and just took it all from there.  In case you did not know it, they themselves have a few rather interesting rides that are EXTREMELY fast.  Good times, and we hope to have Keith back soon, and we hope Javier can make it next time.

One big point to note.  The have a pretty cool app for the iPhone, and if you don't have it (or an iPhone) you should.  It gives very nice stats of the acceleration rate of your car.  We are fairly sure Mike will have a few stories since he has been using it non stop in his car since the show.  He will have one of three things come next Monday.

1) Results of how slow it really is
2) A broken car
3) Quite a few state issued critiques of his driving habits. 

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Sep 9, 2016
074 - Power and Speed - Back from VaCa - Sponsor

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

 

Seems like forever, but the guys are back.  (honestly it was all Tom's fault)

Tom again was traveling to far away lands meeting with his people.  Lots going on overseas in the Dubai and Emirates region.  There will be more on that as soon as the guys can talk about it.

Our listener and Friend Jeff Chang took the plunge and got himself a McLaren 650.  No doubt this has caused some serious envy in Mike's world.  He has been talking about a McLaren forever, and Jeff is living the dream.  Tom will be visiting him in the near future and will give it a nice review when he comes back.  Congrats Jeff and thanks for making Mike even a little more miserable. 

Busted Knuckle Garage reached out to the show, and this is nice news on several fronts.  The have offered to supply product for a Power and Speed give away.  They have a cool product called the magnetic finger.  Warren reached out to the show and gave a nice little bit of history on this venture.  You should check the website out, and pick up some things for the local hangout/mancave.  More on this next week.

Tom does have some good guests lined up, and the hot vacation weather is almost behind us... that will really help with the scheduling.   

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Aug 18, 2016
073 - Power and Speed - Tim Christ of Coast Chassis Design

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Oh Boy, who does not love the Olympics!  We certainly know Mike does.  He highly recommends to check out the Women's Volleyball.  Fantastic sporting event and the game play is very ummm interesting.  

 

It never gets better than these shows with good guests.  Tonights guest Tim Christ of Coast Chassis designs and he never disappoints.  Mike goes on and on about his fit and finish, but don't take his word for it.  The next time you are at an event and see a car sporting his logo, go check it out.  Tim touched on quite a few subjects.  Suspension setup of 4 links, slapper bars, ladder bars, shocks.  Good stuff.  Give it a listen, and by all means if you need something done, he is the guy to talk to.

It's worth noting a few little things.  It seems Tad's musical taste of specifically "Dying Fetus" caused the last episode to toss a copyright flag.  This is being corrected, and should be released soon.  We have a hard time believing anyone would think we played that for enjoyment.  

Check out the Facebook page for the listeners cars thread.  We have to say that there is no doubt our guys have some fantastic rides.  Wow.  Go look, good stuff.

Tom will be MIA for a week or two with VaCa and a trip.  We are going to schedule around it and we will see what we can do.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Aug 4, 2016

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Tom went to a SEMA conference and was in the same room as Mike's hero's collectable race cars.  Paul Newman's #33 owned by Adam Carolla was at the location for a photo shoot.  Tom saw an opening to abuse Mike a little bit.  As Adam would say... good times.

Howard Tanner called in and he is always a good phone guest.  Howard always has good stuff going on.  It's nice to hear he is moving forward with his business. Redline will be relocating to a much larger facility.  Howard has lots going on with the new C7 style Z06, including one that will be in one of the half mile "Wanna Go Fast" events.  Stay tuned for results.  Howard and Tom are headed back to Dubai again for some additional meetings.  We really can't understand how these guys make it back without being arrested.  Always a fun time With Howard.

Mike is a little hostile about the election stuff, and he actually explained how the podcast started.  This actually started out with the intention of a political podcast, we think they made the better choice.  This is much more fun, but it was nice to hear how it came to be.

Caller Scott North calls in, and let us say, we have lots of a respect for this listener.  This guy is a real racer.  He decided to run an NHRA stock class car.  This is NEVER an easy task, and it's even harder to set records and hit indexes.  Scott did both.  Listen to hear about this guy's car...its not what you would think and shows what can be done.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Jul 27, 2016
070 - Power and Speed - Keith Jones of Total Seal Piston Rings

Mike and Tom in studio.  Cletus is caught in traffic.

Tom was away on vacation last week... what did he do.  Nothing, including return Mikes calls.  I do not think we have heard the last of that one.  

Lots happened in the world why the guys were off.  RNC nominated Trump, the DNC just got underway.  Wow, sure called that one wrong huh "media".  DNC opens with some leaks, and Mike shares his view on Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  

PowerStop brakes.  Fail on QC, overall not terrible.  I think in the end if you asked the guys opinion on this stuff, it's not bad.  Worked out cheaper than an auto parts store, but just check everything over pretty well before you take everything apart.

We always get requests for people to come back.  Howard from Redline, JC from ATI, and already Robert from Forced Performance.  We will always be happy to have guys back and this guest is no exception.

Keith Jones from Total Seal Pistons Rings joined the guys for a second installment of ring tech.  For those of you that did not listen to the first one, stop reading and do that now. This guy is "The Guy" when it comes to rings.  Tom was quite candid in saying when they, Manley Performance, need to know about rings Keith is the guy they call.  That alone speaks volumes.  Keith was nice enough to let everyone know how to get in touch with him, and if you are going through an engine, we suggest you make that call.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Jul 12, 2016
069 - Power and Speed - Mike Abney NX Nitrous Express

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

A nice little bit of news from the guys.  The podcast is now on Google Play, and Tunein.  Two more places that people can find the audio to download.  

A caller by the name of Jason brings up the "super tuners".  People who do the performance and tuning work on the exotics.  We know they are out there but a little out of what the "Common man" would know about.  Tom has spoken of the underground racing guys a few times, and maybe that could be a idea for a set of guests.

Tonights guest was full of a lot of good information.  Mike Abney from NX, also known as Nitrous Express.  Mike was loaded with basic, and not so basic information.  Nitrous is another one of those black arts sections of racing that not everyone has a firm grasp on.  With the help Mike Abney from NX we will all get a little closer to understanding this. Timing, Fuel, Diesel, and two very interesting topics... Progressive and wide band controlled.  Listen in even if you are a nitrous guy.  There is always something to be learned from the real people in this business.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Jun 29, 2016
068 - Power and Speed - Robert Young - Forced Performance

Mike, Tom and Tad all in studio.

One of the basic principals of Power and Speed was to give the chance for people to listen, and even get to talk to, people who make things happen in the performance industry.  That is one of the things that makes it enjoyable to everyone involved.  We hope everyone enjoys this one as much as we did.

The mastermind behind Forced Performance and half the driving force behind Xona Rotor called in to talk all things turbo.  What we realized about 10 minutes in is there is no possible way to cover all things turbo in a regular show.  Robert explained many aspects of turbo size and usage in plain ole easy to understand terms.  We all walked away knowing a lot more than we did.  Some myths and facts were clarified along the way.  Sure, we all know how much faster ball bearing turbos spool and how every performance car needs them... right?  Or do we?  Listen in to what will be the first installment of "all things turbo", and get your questions ready for the next time Robert can call in.  

While sending in questions for our guests we also need to hear from the listeners what night is best.  We did Monday nights cause we thought it would be ok, but Tuesday night seemed to be good.  Let us know.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Jun 22, 2016
067 - Power and Speed - Dave Localio Headgames Motorworks

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio.

Tuesday night show, and the live listener count was pretty high.  The guys never expected any of that because of the nature of Podcasts.  It's pretty cool overall, now all the listeners have to do is call.  I wish we had a better social media guy....

Speaking of social media, our very own Tad has started putting the audio on YouTube.  We think this will make it easier for people to find that are not as tech savvy.  A listener and friend actually gave us the idea, and he also so we could actually stream live to that as well.  We are looking into that and will let everyone know.  Tad has also dug up some "information" on the new "hellcat" engine.  We will leave that one right here until next week.  Poor Tad.

Dave Localio of Headgames Motorworks was on a very long time ago, and it's always great to have return guests.  Dave fills us in on some of his latest accomplishments including a VERY serious Viper for the half Mile Drags.  Dave is a lot of fun, and seems to mess with Mike a little.

Mike exited the studio briefly to retrieve an MSD box that must have been in the model T fords.  It has little or no value, but it sure is a cool old artifact.  Check out the picture on Facebook.  

The guys have also got off their collective asses and started a real schedule for guests.  Looks for much more advanced notice of the guests that are in line.  

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

 

Jun 8, 2016
065 - Power and Speed - JC Beattie of ATI Performance Products

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio after a week off.

We have had guests from all different areas of racing over the course of the guys doing the show.  We love it, and we really enjoy the opportunity to give the listeners a chance to hear from "The Guys" in our world of automotive performance.

With that being said, JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products was on the show a bunch of episodes back and the intention of that show was to talk about all things ATI.  What they do, how they make products better, and why the parts work.  That went right out the window and the entire episode ended up discussing nothing but dampers.  In the end that was a great show and it opened the door for JC to return to discuss other areas of the ATI product offering.  If you wanted to know about converters and how/why they work.  Listen in.  The guys all liked this one, and we will absolutely get JC back for part 3.  Transmissions. 

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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May 24, 2016
064 - Power and Speed - Anthony Disomma / Disomma Racing Engines

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio.

I am not sure what goes on at the Power and Speed compound over the week, but some strange stuff goes on with the wildlife.....

Tom tries to drag Mike into a camshaft discussion and I think what we learned is the guys would really like a good camshaft guest to come on.  It's tough to ask an engine builder about cams because they can be like Mike, very focused on a particular "type" of motor.  The guys floated a few names, and I am sure they will get someone.

Anthony Disomma of Disomma Racing Engines called in tonight with a surprise 2nd person on the phone, Nick Bruder from Bruder Brothers Racing.  Recently there was a rule change that was relatively focused on the Bruder's car.  There is obviously lots to this story, some we heard... some we did not.  The people involved in these classes know exactly what goes on.  Mike told Anthony many shows back to he would run everything as fast as it could go at all times.  Sounds like there might be some killer passes out of this camp in the near future.  Anthony and Nick said it best, the race is won or lost during the week.    

Did you ever hear of a JR Dragster with a 4 speed gearbox?  Of course not. You know why?  This guy will tell you.  Steve McAllister of Innovation Engineering built one!  If you don't know who Steve is, then you never owned a dyno.  Steve manufactures a host of dyno starter and drive dampening systems for most dyno systems.... as well as JR Dragster transmissions.  Check him out.

Fireman Jeff called in in the quest for the, dare I say, 10 second range from his street driven LSA conversion.  Over 4000 lbs and this thing is getting faster every week.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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