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, May 23, 2015
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Jimmy Shine -
Hot rod builder, Bike builder, TV personality

We last spoke with Jimmy in 2011 where he was hosting the SPEED channel's Car Warriors.

We wanted to catch up with Jimmy to find out what he's been up to lately.

Last Week's Show
Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Ryan Ostrom -
CMO of Craftsman

Craftsman will be participating this summer in The Hot Rod Adventures of Captn Bob and Arlo.

Craftsman is launching its super cool
"Make-Cation" campaign and will be providing raffle items for charities. They will be part of the Quaker Steak and Lube’s sponsored 2nd Triangular Cruise this summer.

 More information will be coming about this year’s route which includes all the Quaker Steak n Lube’s in Wisconsin.

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Rick Dore -
Rick Dore Customs, TV Personality

Rick has been at the forefront of the custom car scene since the early 1990s. Since his debut, his work has earned him worldwide honors, awards and recognition.

His cars have been featured in hundreds of international publications and have earned him a place in several automotive halls of fame; his vehicles continue to take home top honors. A recent Dore creation, The Black Pearl, won every category in its class at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show.

Rick Dore's Black Pearl

Rick specializes in conceptual styling to completed vehicle transformations from start to finish, all of which takes place under his meticulous supervision.

Rick can also been seen on the popular TV show Lords of the Car Hoards. Along with this partnership with famous bike and car builder – and retired wrestling champion – Chuck Palumbo the rescue cars from over hoarding car collectors.  

Rick Dore Customs website

Next Week's Show
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thom Wittenberg
Hot Rods 'N' Blues

Thom and the Rods - n - Relics Car Club are putting on their 25th car, truck, motorcycle show on Sunday, June 28th.

This show combines love for cars and a love for the blues. The Grafton Blues Association hosts "Bringin' Back the Blue's" festival with Liam Ford Band, Reverend Raven and The Chain and the Smokin' Altar Boys blues bands.

2009 wood crafted trophy

Event information:

Hot Rods - n - Blues
Sunday, June 28th
9 am to 3:30 pm
Lime Kiln Park, Grafton, WI

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: Monday, May 21

Submitted by: Woller-Anger and Company

Honoring the members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

They need help from people willing to drive their classic vehicle through the Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade carrying one of the disabled veterans.

These veterans made a great sacrifice for our country and this is our opportunity to show them our appreciation.

If you join in - you will enjoy free preferred parking for your classic car or cycle and prime parade seating. Location: Woller - Anger and Company, 930 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, WI.
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Contact: Dan or Bob at 262-789-2500 for more information.

News Date: Monday, May 20

Submitted by: WHRR

Lost two good friends.

Thomas Hauser was a good friend to Captn Bob and Arlo. He passed away on May 15th from a lengthy battle of cancer at the age of 55.

Left: Arlo, Gregg, Tom and Captn Bob at the 9th "Nino" Sustache Classic Car Show

Throughout his life time he supported car lovers and car shows. Most recently, he was involved with the Nino Car Show in the Milwaukee area. He offered his support by volunteering his time and the resources of the parts store he managed.

Here are the funeral details:

Thomas P. "Tom" Hauser
Schaff Funeral Home on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM. Visitation 4:00 PM until time of service.

Schaff Funeral Service
5920 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53219
(414) 541-7533

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Lance Peavler - Trentham

We met Lance when he helped form the Kreeper's Car Club in the Milwaukee area. The club held an annual car show in the Racine area. He drove a 58 satin black chevy and would occasionally sleep in it when there wasn't a hotel room.

He married and moved in the Columbus Wisconsin area. He served his country through the military where he recent retired from.

Here are the funeral details:

Lance Peavler - Trentham
Saturday, May 23
9 to 11 am
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home
N7199 North Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Damn, WI
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News Date: Monday, May 11

Submitted by: Richie

Over 57 car shows photographed

We want to congratulate Richie for submitting over 57 photo albums in 2014. That doesn't include the numerous cruise nights he attends.

He is well on his way with his recent 11 published 2015 photo albums:

- 39th Boondocker Car Show
- 6th Vintage Torque Fest
- 13th WISVTOA Ice Breaker ALL Ford Show
- VOLO Auto Museum
- Weaver Autofest
- 53rd Annual Chicago World of Wheels
- Ma Ma Tried Motorcycle Show
- EXTREME at COBO Center
- 63rd Annual Detroit Autorama
- Retro Rewind - Cars & Guitars
- Grand National Roadster Show

Click here to see all his photo albums.

News Date: Monday, May 11

Submitted by: WHRR

Speaking of Photographs

One of Michael Paul Smith's nostalgic photographes

Michael Paul Smith has been building 1/25 scale models for over 25 years. He’s been do photography for over 25 years.

However, it’s when he combines these two skills we see his true talent and vision.

By using perspective with his models with a real environment for a backdrop he is able to produce photos that you swear are real pictures taken back in time.

With a simple card table and well placed models Michael is able to create cool photographs.

Once more he doesn’t use a fancy expensive camera – he uses a $200 one.

Take a look at a few of the articles and video about Michael and his unique talent.

News Date: Monday, May 11

Submitted by: Fasttrac Racing

Kyle Vergata 2015 racing schedule

Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio and Quaker Steak n Lube are proud sponsors of number 55 Legends Racing car belonging the Klye Vergata.

Here is his 2015 Schedule:

5-15 Madison International
5-30 Jefferson Speedway
6-6 WI Dells
6-12 Madison International
6-20 Jefferson Speedway
6--27 WI Dells
7-11 WI Dells
7-17 Madison International
7-25 Jefferson Speedway
8-1 WI Dells
8-8 WI Dells
8-14 Madison International
8-22 Jefferson Speedway
8-29 WI Dells
9-5 WI Dells
9-25 WI Dells Raceway Non Track Points

Legend car racing is a style of race car with 5/8-scale replicas body shells of American automobiles from the 1930s and 1940s, powered by a Yamaha motorcycle engine. The sanctioning body for Legends car racing is called INEX. INEX stands for inexpensive racing.

For more information check out:


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Every Saturday 9 to 10 am
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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, Muskego, 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 27
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
Waukesha County Sheriff Car Show - Sep 12
Delafield Car Show - Sept 13
Grandville Business - Sept 20

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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Get you new 2015 Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio Calendar. You can get one where ever the boyz will be.

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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Performance Roofing Systems, Inc.
3830 Pioneer Road, Richfield, WI 53076
fax: 262-628-8820

At Performance Roofing Systems, Inc. we pride ourselves on our dedication to our customers, the quality of our product, and our long-standing tradition of hard work.

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1020 W. Armour Ave., Ste RN, Milwaukee, WI 53221
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18411 1st St, Union Grove, WI
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