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This Week's Show
Saturday, March 7, 2015
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Weaver Autofest, Cool Hands and a Farewell.

Matthew Louck
Weaver Autofest

The 2nd Autofest in Madison Wisconsin is coming up soon on March 28th and 29th.

This year's show includes the Ring Brothers famous "Recoil" Chevy. This car was judged as one of the top 3 at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Other guests will be Farm Truck and AZN from the series Street Outlaws. The Scooby Do's Mystery Van along with the "Teenage Mutant Turtles" car will be on display. Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will be spinning the tunes along with MC for the trophies. This year - on Saturday - the event will host a model contest and displays.

Event details
Weaver Autofest
Alliant Energy Center - New Holland Pavilion
Madison, WI
Google MAP

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EJ and Amy Fitzgerald
Cool Hand Customs

These two are the dynamic duo of custom fabrication and cool paint schemes. They have built award winning bikes, trucks and cars. Their artwork has been applied to everything from autos to skate boards.

EJ, Gilbert Brown of the Green Bay Packers and Amy of Cool Hand Customs. Every year EJ and Amy donate artwork to Gilberts charities.
Example of the charity artwork done by EJ from Cool Hand Customs.

 EJ recently hand crafted the gas tank for Captn Bob’s old school trike. This tank shows off his skills in making 3 dimensional sculptures that rise up from the surface. Along with detailed paint this tank shows a pair of skeleton hands – complete with Captn Bob’s rings – pulling back the steel skin of the tank to expose a bad ass skull.

Cool Hand Customs will be exhibiting some of their work at this years Weaver Autofest show in Madison, WI.

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Jay Gordon
Greenfield News And Hobby

Jay wanted to come on the show and say thank you for all the support you showed him and his family. This Saturday, March 7th Greenfield News and Hobby will be closing it's doors.

Last Week's Show
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Play the show again!

Hot Rod Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo

From the Milwaukee's World of Wheels to the Ma Ma Tried Motorcycle Show Captn Bob and Arlo was very busy hanging out with all their friends.

Captn Bob, Alton Gillespie and Arlo. Alton studied with Ed Roth, Von Dutch and is still "On the Planet" crazy artist.

So tune in and hear about a lot of great things that happened and of course a few “adventurous” mishaps.

Arlo, James and Jamie - stopped by to get the newest "Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo" poster number 6. They have the complete set on their wall.

And – as always – lots of great information about car shows, car people and car stuff.

Next Week's Show
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tom Ingram
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Show

We have heard a lot about this really cool Rockabilly Show located in Las Vegas. So we have decided to send Arlo out there to check it out.

However, before Arlo takes off, we thought it was wise to talk with the main guy who coordinates the show. After all it’s a long way from Milwaukee to Vegas.

From several Rockabilly music stages to pool parties, rockabilly bowling, vendors, a fashion show, an all nite Jumpin Showcase, car show, workshops, pin up contest and a burlesque events – this show promises to totally Kool and Kooky.

Event Details:
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Show
April 2nd to the 5th
See website for full details.

There's No Excuse :)

Thousands of you listen to the live show because you want to hear it first.

However, there are some of you that work on Saturdays. Some of you are at a cool car show. And some of you just don't want to get out of bed. So we hear you say..."Dude, sorry I missed the show! I can't listen to the radio!"

Here's the can listen to Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio any time you want. WHRR shows are available on this website so you can listen when you can. Just click on the show and listen...that's it.

So there is no excuse not to hear about all the car shows + hear interviews with famous people + be informed about important topics + listen to a little music and listen to the adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo.

So...GO TO OUR PAST SHOWS LIST...and pick a show.

News Date: Tuesday, March 3rd

Submitted by: WHRR

Wisconsin's Ring Brothers on the SEMA Ignite show on Velocity

This Sunday, March 8th will be the new show called SEMA Ignite being aired on the Velocity Channel (check you cable provider for channel and time)

It was the Ring Brothers and their "Recoil" Chevy that made it to the final 3. The competition for this was comprised of all the automobiles displayed in the varies booths throughout the 2014 SEMA show.

So tune in Sunday night and support Wisconsin.

News Date: Wednesday, February 25th

Submitted by: WHRR

Poster number 6 is now available

The new "Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo" number 6 is now available.

Many of you know that each year we produce a poster that artfully describes something that happened with us.

This year's depicts an overnight stay at the “Hotel of Horror”. The image isn’t too far from what the hotel really looked like. If you want the complete story just stop by our booth and we would be happy to tell the story.

All 6 posters will be for sale in our traveling WHRR booth. Check the Captn Bob and Arlo Appearances schedule in the next column.

News Date: Wednesday, February 25

Submitted by: WHRR

2015 Planner is now available

The popular Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio planner is available. This handy calendar is custom made for anyone interested in keeping track of where the shows are. Unlike other calendars – this one has Saturday and Sunday together, making it easy to write in weekend events. It has a travel log to write down your mileage and a car show rating scale. Included in this booklet are helpful services, products and some car show events.

However, this book is for you to write down any car show you find on our Car Show Listing or heard about on our popular radio show.

There are several ways to get your copy of the Planner.

Attend a show where Captn Bob and Arlo will be at and snatch one off the table.

Or you can send a self address 5x7 envelope with 2 bucks in postage. Send it to:
Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, LLC
P. O. Box 20944
Milwaukee, WI 53220

News Date: Friday, February 6

Submitted by: Richie

More car show events photos have just been posted

It's been a busy year for car show events. And now there is proof. Just look at Richie's Photo Albums and check out all the show. Each show has been documented through the lens.

Here are the shows just posted.

Retro Rewind - Cars & Guitars
The STRIP at Las Vegas Speedway
California Hot Rod Reunion - part 1
California Hot Rod Reunion - Part 2
11th The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
Jefferson Speedway Fort Atkinson Cruise Night
41st Annual MSRA - Back to The Fifties
Blue Ribbon Beer Run 2
Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet
Arcafest Hot Rod Show
Cruise-N-Park 41 Car Show
32nd Annual Allenton Lions Club Car Show
Memories Car Club - Badger Honor Flight Car Show
The Best of Quaker Steak and Lube
Quaker Steak and Lube Special Events
Alan Kulwicki Park Cruisin Car Show

See the entire collection of Car Show Photos in Richie's Album.

And if you happen to see Richie - in above photo - tell him thanks for all the hard work he does.

Select a photo link, grab a beverage and listen to one of the many WHRR Past Shows.

News Date: Friday, February 6

Submitted by: Kathy Stout

1st Weaver Autofest Model Contest

That's right - there is going to be a Model Display and Contest at this year's Autofest Show in Madison, Wisconsin.

There will be 4 classes with 3 awards per class. Plus, there will be a Best Of Show Award.

Here are the classes:
Stock - stock vehicle - all years
Race - car or truck that races on a track
Street - street legal vehicle
Truck - light to commercial

All entries are accepted until noon on March 28th. Judging starts at noon and awards will follow.

Al Stout model

You may enter as many models as you like in any class FREE. Entry into model contest is FREE - you must purchase an Autofest event ticket to. Resin and Plastic is allowed - No unmodified diecast allowed.

Event details
Weaver Autofest
Alliant Energy Center - New Holland Pavilion
Madison, WI
Google MAP

News Date: Monday, December 15

Submitted by: The Enthusiast Network

Car Craft Summer Nationals Prepares for Biggest, Baddest Year Yet with Major Move to Milwaukee

The CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals will uphold its reputation as  America’s premier gathering of street machines and muscle cars,  as it prepares for the biggest and best event to date, moving to a larger venue at  the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI, just outside Milwaukee, July 17-19, 2015. July 17-19, 2015 | Wisconsin State Fair Park | Registration Begins Dec. 10.

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Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio, LLC
Every Saturday 9 to 10 am
WJYI Milwaukee AM1340
Streaming audio and past shows available

Captn Bob and Arlo Appearances

Weaver AutoFest - Madison, WI - Mar 28 - 29
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly - April 2 - 5
Griffen Ford - Waukesha, WI - May 3
Automotion - Wis Dells, WI - May 16-17
Kulwicki Park - Greenfield, WI - May 23
Quaker Steak n Lube New Berlin - Jun 4
Cousin's Subs, Milwaukee, WI - June 5
Highway 41 Cruise, WI - Jun 6
Quaker Steak n Lube Janesville - Jun 11
Quaker Steak n Lube Middleton - Jun 18
Triange Cruise - Middleton - Jun 28
Quaker Steak n Lube New Berlin - July 2
Quaker Steak n Lube Janesville - July 9
Big Bend Cruise by River - July 10
Delavan Time Cars Forgot - July 12
Car Craft Summer Nationals - July 17 - 19
Quaker Steak n Lube Middleton - July 23
Gandrud Chevrolet - Green Bay - Aug 1
Elm Grove Big Car Show - Aug 2
Quaker Steak n Lube New Berlin - Aug 6
Big Cat Rescue - Rock Springs - Aug 8
Quaker Steak n Lube Janesville - Aug 13
St. James Mukwonago - Aug 15
Ewalds, Oconomowoc, WI - Aug 16
Quaker Steak n Lube Middleton - Aug 20
Cruisin to Byron Dragway - Aug 22
Stone Bank, WI - Aug 23
Pardeeville Car Show - Sept 5
Mississippi Mayhem - Sept 11-12
Delafield Car Show - Sept 13
Grandville Business - Sept 20

There is more coming! Keep checking back.

Schedule Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio to DJ your car show in 2015!

Check the WHRR Car Shows / Cruise Nights Listing to find out where those two motorheads - Captn Bob and Arlo - will be.

If you would like them to come to your show and play music contact them at:

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Thanks to all the businesses for supporting the Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio 2015 Calendar!

Ken's Custom Auto, LLC
Quaker Steak n Lube - New Berlin, Janesville and Middleton, WI - Thursday nights
Georgie Porgies - Oak Creek on Saturdays, and
Racine on Wednesdays

Gandrud Chevrolet Parts Center
Jo Coddington - Celebrity Appearances
Cruise-N-Park HWY 41 Car Show - June 6th
Woller-Anger & Company, LLC
Cruisin' The Grove Car Show - 2nd and 4th Mondays + big on street show - August 2nd
Mississippi Mayhem Car Show - Sept 11 - 12
B & B Automotive Towing & Recovery
Unique Events Specialty Shows
Ardy & Ed's Drive In
Nite Owl Drive In 414-483-2524
Kilpatrick Engine & Transmission
Hal's Harley-Davidson
Brett Mason - Hand Painted Lettering, Pinstriping & Gold Leaf
Iola'15 Show & Swap Meet - July 9 to 11th
Ken Foster Jr. Vintage Racing Posters
Speed Masters Hot Rod Club
Rods N Relics Car Club Car Show - June 28th Vintage Torque Fest Car Show- May 1-2nd
Iron Invasion Car Show - October 3rd
Retro Rewind Car Show - January 9, 2016
Starr Wheel Aligning
Fluegge Optical - Waterford
Jr's Cycle Products
Lorene Hirsch Amierican Family Insur.
McDonald's Car Shows - Tuesdays at 1st and Layton + Thursdays at Mt. Pleasant
Mark Phillips Modern Woodmen
Ol' Skool Classic Car Restoration
Bennett Coachworks
Borchardt's Speed Shop
Cool Hand Customs
Model Empire
Soupy's Gaskets
Blue Ribbon Beer Run Car Show - July 11th
Harley-Davidson Museum
Auto Parts & Services
Fibrenew - leather / plastic restorations
Performance Roofing Systems
U-Spray Custom Dry Stripping
3D Sound Company
ISI Instrument Restoration
Factory Five
Steel Horse Law
Madison Classics - Jefferson & Elkhorn
Action Organizing Services, LLC
Battery Saver
Voss Insurance Group, LLC
B'z Rods Classic Hot Rods and Race Cars
Seams Sew Perfect and Embroidery
American Garage Builders
Ken's Custom Auto, Inc. 414-235-4170
Closet Concepts Custom Storage Organizers
Metro Supersoft Weatherstrip
Wizards of Rods 34th Fun Run - June 19-21
Grandville Car Show - September 20
CMG Detailing
Hot Rods n Blues Car Show - June 28th
American Appraisers - 866-970-5024
Quality Awards, LLC
Vintage Works
Rally Insurance
Fresh Automotive Air Freshners
Byron Dragway
Wind Sports & Wellness, LLC
Final Coat
The Cars Time Forgot Car Show - July 12 - this year's host will be Dennis Gage of My Classic Car


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Quaker Steak & Lube New Berlin
Every Wednesday is Bike Night
Every Thursday is Hot Rod Night

4900 South Moorland Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 754-9090

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3830 Pioneer Road, Richfield, WI 53076
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