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Tales of a Gearhead

35 EpisodesProduced by Stacey DavidWebsite

Covering everything from current industry issues and trends, to answering questions and offering advice to gearheads across the nation, Stacey brings a lifetime of automotive knowledge and expertise to the Podcast listener. With Stacey’s unique life experience, and deep pool of friends, the progra… read more

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Tags, Titles & VINs

June 17th, 2021

23:19

Stacey is your guide, as he leads you through all the lefts, rights, ups, downs, twists, turns, dos and don’ts of navigating the labyrinth that is getting a vehicle with no title and no VIN tag properly registered. So, …

In's, Out's, Do's & Don't of being a parts hound

May 17th, 2021

21:11

It’s time to head to the swap meet and your favorite junkyard... Stacey is devoting this whole episode to what you need know when you're out looking …

Fast cars, Fireade & Freeing your car from the shop

May 10th, 2021

22:14

Stacey sits down with Joey Cudmore and talks about his early days on the NASCAR circuit and how it lead him into becoming one the biggest FIREADE dealers in the country. From the track, to the pit, to a new upcoming …

Towing Safety & Electric Cars

May 3rd, 2021

18:34

With the recent story of a driver of a 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty towing a 30-foot camper losing control, swerving over a guardrail and ending up …

Street Racing & Big Oly

April 22nd, 2021

20:46

Stacey gets into the risks of street racing. Not just for the people racing and watching, but also how it could affect legislation down the road. …

Kit Cars & Movie Cars

April 13th, 2021

20:17

Stacey talks about the recent changes to replica/kit car laws that should be music to a lot of enthusiasts’ ears. From there Stacey pays respect to …

Car Colors, Chuck Yeager & Bradley Fighting Vehicle

February 8th, 2021

20:12

Stacey starts things off by getting into the thought process behind deciding the right color for a project. From there, he remembers the passing of …

Tales with Tim Watson

January 21st, 2021

25:12

As this long year draws to a close. Stacey sits down with legendary fiddle player and old friend Tim Watson. Together, they share tales from their …

Rancheros, Cameos & Caminos

December 28th, 2020

22:12

It’s a listener question jamboree as Stacey answers whether or not Ben from Iowa should keep his ’72 Ranchero stock or modify it. Which gets Stacey …

Hot Wheels

December 22nd, 2020

24:47

Stacey climbs into the way back machine and deep dives into all things Hot Wheels. Yes, those little die-cast speed demons from our youth. Stacey shares his memories of the ones he always wanted, to their subliminal …

007 - F18 - R.I.P.

December 15th, 2020

24:57

Stacey remembers Scottish icon, the great Sean Connery and gets into what made him and his Bond films so memorable. From the cool gadgets and even …

Electric Hummerland

November 24th, 2020

23:27

Stacey starts things off discussing the new electric Hummer and what would be the better ways to spend it’s nearly $100K price tag.

Then it's mailbag …

331 mph

November 16th, 2020

20:46

Stacey talks about the recent production car land speed record claimed by the SSC Tuatara. Using his time out at the Silver State Classic as an example, Stacey also shares his experience of what it’s like to be in a car …

Eddie Van Halen Part 2

November 9th, 2020

20:14

Stacey continues remembering the late great Eddie Van Halen, discussing how Eddie building his own custom guitars with what he had available in the studio carries over to us hotrodders out in the garage.

Stacey then …

Eddie Van Halen RIP

October 28th, 2020

18:36

Stacey shares his thoughts on the great Eddie Van Halen, who sadly passed away this month from a long battle with cancer. 

After that, Stacey discusses the importance of the concept car and how the far out designs you …

Tim Watson

September 23rd, 2020

33:37

Stacey sits down with talented musician and comedian Tim Watson.  They discuss how Tim got his start in the music business and how he has been blessed to be in the right place at the right time more than once. Of …

Sparkburn Hotrods

September 14th, 2020

25:23

Stacey sits down with James and Meisha from Sparkburn Hotrods and they discuss the hot-rod / music connection, the effect that the Corona Virus has had on the Automotive world, their thoughts on what our automotive …

Project Checklist

August 31st, 2020

18:50

Stacey answers listener Sherry’s question about the viability of her 1967 Chevy C-10 project.

He also gives advice about what to look for in a potential project vehicle.

He also answers listener Dominick’s question …

Jeep Barn Find

August 17th, 2020

18:32

Stacey answers listeners Dennis & John’s questions about how to make a “barn find.”

He also gives advice about both finding Jeep CJ projects and sourcing a new engine for a CJ.

He makes a recommendation regarding …

Paint Job

August 3rd, 2020

17:51

On this episode, Stacey answers listener Matt’s question about how to get a “good” paint job without paying for more than you bargained for and he offers listener Sherry advise on her dilemma over her ‘67 C-10 project.

Gale Banks

July 30th, 2020

22:16

On this episode, Stacey sits down engineer & hot rod legend Gale Banks and talks about what it was really like driving & building hot rods in …

Von Hotrod

July 21st, 2020

18:43

Stacey sits down with Pinstriping legend von Hotrod and talks about their influences and how things are different today compared to when they were young.  Then they talk about things that transcend a lot of the …

Evil Knievel

July 9th, 2020

20:38

Stacey dives into the fun topic of popular toys, noting how, more often than not, most modern toys are electronics oriented, however a recent poll …

Wheelers & Dealers

June 3rd, 2020

21:37

On this episode, Stacey gives you the skinny on the 2 main kinds of “Wheelers & Dealers. He relates some of his own experiences in deals gone, good and bad. 

After that, Stacey has some advice regarding new …

Clones & Replicas

May 20th, 2020

18:56

Stacey dives into the age old hot topic - “Clones vs. Replicas”. Going back to how they started, to how they’ve affected perceptions of the industry …

Car People. Problem Solvers.

April 28th, 2020

20:39

Car people are problem solvers by nature. On this episode, Stacey proves that by sharing how his buddies at Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio didn’t let the …

Hidden Crate Engine Costs

April 20th, 2020

20:57

Stacey goes into the hidden costs that come with buying a crate engine for your project. Also how he learned the hard way when he bought some Edelbrock headers for his first project.  

Stacey also digs into your …

Collision vs Custom

April 6th, 2020

20:00

Stacey interviews his long time buddy Malcolm Pritchett from West KY Collision in Hopkinsville Ky. Malcolm uses his 30 years of experience in the …

Restoration Series Level 5

March 12th, 2020

20:48

The dive into Stacey's new Amazon Prime exclusive show “Stacey David’s Restoration Series” continues! Focusing in on the highest & most difficult …

Restoration Series Level 4

February 21st, 2020

22:13

Stacey continues to dive into his new Amazon Prime exclusive show “Stacey David’s Restoration Series”. With the focus being “Level 4 - The frame off restoration and build”

Then, a brief look into the MAHINDRA ROXOR …

Restoration Series Level 3

February 11th, 2020

21:02

On this episode, Stacey continues to dive into his new Amazon Prime exclusive show “Stacey David’s Restoration Series”. With the focus being “Level 3 - The Restomod - Just like the name implies. it’s part restoration …

Restoration Series Level 2

January 23rd, 2020

19:14

On this episode, Stacey continues to dive into his new Amazon Prime exclusive show “Stacey David’s Restoration Series. With the focus being “Level 2 - Mechanical & Cosmetic Restoration - fixing or restoring a …

Restoration Series Level 1

December 19th, 2019

19:43

Stacey dives into his new Amazon Prime exclusive show “Stacey David’s Restoration Series” (https://www.amazon.com/Laying-out-and-planning/dp/B082PBLQBS/) and explains what it means to take on a level one "get it running …

Tri-Five

November 18th, 2019

18:32

Stacey sits down and chats with The American Tri-Five Association’s Jerry Dixey about all things tri-five Chevy and more. https://www.americantrifive.com/tri-five-week.html

Stacey also answers a listener question about …

C8 Corvette

August 7th, 2019

21:09

The premiere episode of "Tales of a Gearhead," host, Stacey David, discusses the new mid-engine C8 Corvette and why he thinks it may not be as controversial as some think.

Then, Stacey dives into some listener …

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