Informing you of Car Shows in Wisconsin and Illinois (maybe soon to your state) Cruise Nights too! Plus great interviews and topics!
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This Week's Show
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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Rick Proctor
In Search of the Silver Bullet Dragster

Rick has the "back story" of the famous Silver Bullet dragster that was built in the 60's by local car innovator Stan Johnson.

Rick Proctor with his nostalgic drag car - Rick is a member of the Ontario Nostalgic Drag Racers

The fascination with this dragster has spanned 40 years and recently it was displayed at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show.

1960's photo of Stan Johnson with his Silver Bullet

It was restored by the same fella that built it – Stan Johnson. It was such a hit at the show that several magazines have included articles about the cars journey. You can see it in the latest issue of Traditional Rod & Kulture Magazine. (Issue 37).

Current issue of Rod & Kulture features the newly restored Silver Bullet dragster.

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio wanted to know more about the car and that’s when Stan put us in touch with Rick Proctor. Rick bought what he thought was a cool dragster from a guy he met at a flea market. He soon realized after he brought the few pieces back to his garage – that he had something very special. His background of being involved in the Ontario Nostalgic Drag Racers helped him – and by scraping down to the original paint color – he found out that he now owned the Silver Bullet dragster. 

However, he only had a few parts and he knew he had to find the rest of the car. So through many phone calls, detective-like conversations and walking plenty of swap meets he was able to assembly close to 85% of the car. He even found the original engine with Stan’s custom fuel injection still intact.

Last Week's Show
Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Chuck Palumbo
Discovery’s Lords of the Car Hoards Hit TV Show

Chuck is an American former professional wrestler, best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. Throughout his career, he has become a six-time World Tag Team Champion (four times in WCW and twice in WWF/E).

However, his legacy might be a true car guy.

In 2005 he opened CP Kustoms and along with Rick Dore – who is a renowned hot rod guru – they embark on a hunt for neglected classics- from Corvettes to Camaros- through the backyards and private lots of hoarders. And that's where the name Lords of the Car Hoards comes from.

Chuck and Rick offer up a golden opportunity: they'll tow away the rusting fleet, sell what they can, and use the money to turn one of the cars into a show-worthy vehicle. SLAM gets to keep any leftover profits while the hoarder gets a kick ass ride, and a much needed fresh start. It's the deal of a lifetime, but Chuck and Rick quickly learn that striking a deal means helping the hoarder confront their obsession and the personal struggles that fuel it. From building cars to rebuilding lives, transforming cars is a challenge that puts Chuck and Rick's business, reputations and sanity on the line every time.

Next Week's Show
Saturday, May 3, 2014

Aaron Kaufman
Fast N Loud TV Show

Aaron is the Master Mechanic with the famous TV Show called Fast N Loud. Working at the Gas Monkey garage Aaron builds and designs cars so his buddy Richard Rawlings can sell them.

But hey ..... Quess what?

Aaron will be in Madison, Wisconsin on May 10th to attend the Madison College Pride In Your Ride Car Show.

The Madison College Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program is hosting this show to raise funds and awareness of the program's Auto Body Tool Scholarship.

Along with Aaron will be Cristy Lee of TV's All Girls Garage, Mitch Lanzini of TV's Overhaulin and Leah Gall of Finishline Design.

Car Show details:

Madison College's Pride In Your Ride Car, Motorcycle, Truck Show
9 am to 2 pm
Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI
reg; $15, spectators = $2, all vehicles, custom made trophies by the Madison College Auto Collision students, students will judge the show, food and refreshments, vendors welcome
Contact: Danika 608-246-6661
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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: Friday, April 21, 2014

Submitted by: WHRR

Hang out with Jo Coddington!

Jo Coddington from TV's American Hot Rod.

Jo will be traveling with Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio to the Wisconsin Dell's Automotion show from May 15th thru May 18th.

You are welcome to come along when you sign up for the WHRR Hot Rod Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo trip package.

Here's what you can get:

20 to 30% off  at the beautiful Cedar Lodge on the Wisconsin River. Its unique rustic cabins feature everything you need including a peaceful getaway. Each cabin is shaped differently and varies in size that is why prices will vary. The lodge is located 5 minutes from the entrance to the Automotion show. Contact them at 608-253-6080 - mention WHRR or check out their website:

A Thursday night pontoon boat ride on Lake Delton. (Weather dependent)

A cruise along the Baraboo hills to Rock Springs.

Two days of the Automation car show. (It is recommended that you preregister soon – for space is limited in the 1,200 + car show (this show is not paid for by WHRR)

On Saturday night there will be WHRR private party at the Cedar Lodge Club House. Food and refreshments will be supplied by WHRR.

In addition, Jo's debut on Power Nation's Detroit Muscle TV show will be that weekend. The show is centered around Jo and several of her friends working on a cool muscle car project. We are hoping to have access to watch the show with Jo.

So come on and have some fun relaxing time with Captn Bob, Arlo, lovely doves and of course our good friend Jo Coddington.

If you need more information please contact WHRR at 414-215-9477 or email us at:

News Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Submitted by: WHRR

Welcome Gandrud Performance Vehicles, Parts and Racing as a WHRR Sponsor

Gandrud Chevrolet Performance is an authorized GM dealer that sells genuine GM Performance parts with a huge warehouse with hundreds of engines in stock ready to be shipped.

Gandrud Chevrolet is your number one source for all your GM Power train automotive needs and is an authorized GM Parts dealer selling authentic GM parts. Genuine GM New and Re-manufactured Power train, engine, transmissions, transfer cases for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, Oldsmobile Pontiac, Saab and Saturn. Car, truck or even commercial or industrial vehicle applications.

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News Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Submitted by: WHRR

Madison's Autofest Car Show

Richie just posted the recent Weaver Auto Parts Autofest held in Madison. The show was March 21th thru 23rd.

Richie the Photographer

Richie has accumulated an impressive library of car photos spanning the past 6 years. He doesn’t think of himself as a historical figure but everyone agrees that these photos will be referenced in future years. Many hours of traveling, shooting and sorting goes into each album he creates.

So make sure you wave to him as he moves quietly through your event. He might ask you to close the hood of your vehicle to make sure it’s documented to show its full body lines.  We are grateful he continues to love what he’s doing.

Here are the new additions to his collection of albums:

Autofest Car Show
Volo Auto Museum
Hunnert Car Heads Up Nostalgic Drags
Detroit Autorama Extreme at Cobo Center
Street Rod Nationals - North at Kalamazoo, MI
MAAC Fund Car Show at Hiller Ford
Tichigan Lake Lions Car Show
Masterpiece Concours D' Elegance
Allenton Lions Classic Car Show
Back to the Fifties in St. Paul, Minn

See all the albums.

News Date: Monday, March 24, 2014

Submitted by: Several listeners

Oldest motor vehicle car in the world that still runs.

1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout. The Dos-a-Dos (Back-to-Back) Steam Runabout was built in 1884 by George Bouton and Charles-Armand Trepardoux for French entrepreneur Count de Dion, who named it 'La Marquise' after his mother.

The world's oldest running motor vehicle has been sold at auction for an astonishing $4.62 million, more than double the pre-sale estimate, as two bidders chased the price up in a three-minute bidding war.

Click here to see the Auction on

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Ken's Custom Auto, LLC
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Gandrud Chevrolet Parts Center
Jo Coddington - Celebrity Appearances
Cruise-N-Park HWY 41 Car Show
Woller-Anger & Company, LLC
Cruisin' The Grove Car Show
Mississippi Mayhem Car Show
B & B Automotive Towing & Recovery
Unique Events Specialty Shows
International Aero Products Premium Detailing
Ardy & Ed's Drive In
Nite Owl Drive In
Kilpatrick Engine & Transmission
Hal's Harley-Davidson
Hand Painted Lettering, Pinstriping & Gold Leaf - Jeff Williams + Brett Mason
Candy Bouquet Sweet to Eat Gifts
Iola'14 Old Car Show & Swap Meet
Ken Foster Jr. Vintage Racing Posters
AMSOIL, Milwaukee
Speed Masters Hot Rod Club
Rods N Relics Car Club Car Show
Iron Invasion Car Show
Retro Rewind Car Show
Vintage Torque Fest Car Show
Starr Wheel Aligning
Fluegge Optical - Waterford
Jr's Cycle Products
Lorene Hirsch Amierican Family Insur.
Colleen Swartz Photography
McDonald's Car Shows
Mark Phillips Modern Woodmen
Ol' Skool Classic Car Restoration
Wisconsin Swap Meets
Bennett Coachworks
Borchardt's Speed Shop
Cool Hand Customs
Model Empire
Soupy's Gaskets
Blue Ribbon Beer Run Car Show
Harley-Davidson Museum
Auto Parts & Services
Franklin Automotive & Restoration
Greenfield News & Hobby
Fibrenew - leather / plastic restorations
Seasonal Storage Solutions
Red Wall Custom Screen Printing
Performance Roofing Systems
U-Spray Custom Dry Stripping
Symco Shakedown
3D Sound Company
Uptown Motors
Wisconsin Street Rod Association
ISI Instrument Restoration

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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
fax: 262-628-8820

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1020 W. Armour Ave., Ste RN, Milwaukee, WI 53221
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