Two Guys Garage Podcast

Expert gearheads and longtime co-hosts Kevin Byrd and Willie B bring their hallmark brand of automotive knowledge and passion from the TV screen to the podcasting world.

Two Guys Garage hosts Kevin Byrd and Willie B are sharing their passion about all things automotive. Taking full advantage of the podcast format, the guys tackle a wide range of topics and conduct fact-and-fun-filled interviews with friends and leaders in the car space – all in the same freewheeling, just havin’-fun manner fans of the long-running MotorTrend TV series have been enjoying for years.

Two Guys Garage Podcast is available for streaming and download on the iHeartRadio, Apple, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.

Best of Two Guys Garage Podcast – Season 1

36. Ford in 3D

36. Ford in 3D

Harold Sears is Additive Manufacturing Technical Leader at Ford’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, where he’s spearheading revolutionary developments in 3D technology “prototyping virtually everything from the road to the roof.” In this episode, Harold immerses Kevin and Willie in a futuristic automotive universe firmly based in the present, and filled with stunning possibilities for tomorrow and beyond.

35. SOLD!

35. SOLD!

The thrill, the fun, and the adrenaline rush of selling a vehicle at a collector car auction is an experience like no other. And there are few experts in the field more knowledgeable than John Kraman, Consignment Director and Lead Commentator at Mecum Auctions. In this episode, Willie and Kevin pick John’s brain on topics ranging from the pros and cons of reserve vs. no reserve bidding, to what’s hot on the auction block and what’s definitely not.

30. The Lingenfelter Collection

30. The Lingenfelter Collection

Singular among automotive hobbyists, enthusiasts and collectors, the name Lingenfelter is instantly identifiable as both a one-of-a-kind Collection of unique cars and a state-of-the-art Performance Engineering company. In this episode, the guys sit down with Ken Lingenfelter for a wide-ranging conversation touching on everything from Cars and Coffees, to Cadillacs and Colorados, to Camaros and Corvettes, and the level of customer expectation that inspires Ken to be raising the bar constantly.

28. Willie’s ’66 Dodge Charger 383

28. Willie’s ’66 Dodge Charger 383

They say love is blind, and when it comes to his 1966 Dodge Charger 383 4-speed, Willie will be the first to admit it. In this episode, Willie professes his undying love for this self-described “Ugly Duckling,” which he’s actually chopped the top off of – and that’s just for starters! As Kevin can himself appreciate, it’s the ultimate labor of automotive love.

22. The Ultimate DIY: 3D Printed Lambo

22. The Ultimate DIY: 3D Printed Lambo

The story goes something like this: Young son asks his dad for a real-life version of his favorite video game supercar and dad says okay. This is where it gets interesting. The object of 12-year old Xander’s eye is a half-million-dollar Lamborghini Aventador, and as his dad, Dr. Sterling Backus, is a renowned physicist, they decide to build their own… by 3D printing one from scratch! It’s an incredible true story with an amazing twist, and it might well be the ultimate wish fulfillment fantasy come true.

6. Keeping Up with “Fast Jack” Beckman

6. Keeping Up with “Fast Jack” Beckman

The guys catch up with two-time NHRA Champion Jack Beckman post-Pomona. Noting how “good preparation leads to good performance,” Beckman speaks candidly about the trials and tribulations of racing nitro funny cars in the dark, and how the right mindset can make the difference between life and death on the track. 

3. Hangin’ with the Ring Brothers

3. Hangin’ with the Ring Brothers

Willie and Kevin engage in a freewheeling conversation with the legendary Ring Brothers – two of the most renowned custom car builders working in the industry today. From their humble Midwest beginnings, through intense sibling rivalries, and ultimate acclaim, Jim and Mike tell all in their own inimitable style.

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94. Ramblermania

94. Ramblermania

The Rambler Ranch in Colorado is, in a word, unique. THE destination for all things AMC, Nash (and Kelvinator appliances) is home to, as Willie puts it, “one of the most amazing car collections on Earth.” Started in 1992 with 30 cars and now numbering upwards of 800, rarities include a 1955 Pinin Farina Speciale, 1948 Nash Tow Truck, AMC Marquesa prototype, and the only AMC Concord Touring Car in existence. “I have seen grown men cry,” says caretaker Ben Hamilton, “and I’m not joking.”

93. Hollywood Hot Rods

93. Hollywood Hot Rods

Troy Ladd has a special love for old school hot rods, especially 30’s-era hot rods. Ever since he built his first car in high school – a ’66 Mustang – the visionary behind Hollywood Hot Rods has made his bones on new stuff that looks like old stuff and makes you feel like you’re back in 1936. From one-of-a-kind barnyard finds to the one that got away, Troy tells the guys, “I wish I had the ability to keep them all and never sell a car,” but unfortunately that’s no way to run a business.

92. Titus Fired Up

92. Titus Fired Up

Comedian Christopher Titus is an automotive addict. “The disease bites you,” he admits to Kevin and Willie. “It’s terminal, I can’t get rid of it, and I’m glad I have it!” In a lively discussion, the trio of horsepower freaks share crash and burn stories, discuss the famous Titus-Foose “Once a Knight” ’56 Chevy, and agree that “cars are a great litmus test for any relationship you’re in”… well, that and IKEA.

91. Jon Kaase: Bark & Bite

91. Jon Kaase: Bark & Bite

Engine builder Jon Kaase is all about winning. The 1977 NHRA Pro Stock Championship. 12X Mountain Motor Pro Stock Champion. 9X Engine Masters Challenge Champion. You get the picture. Jon recently sat down with Kevin and Willie to discuss his many accomplishments, most notably the revered Boss Nine automotive engine, and his many big engine battles in the marine world.

90. Supercharger State of Mind

90. Supercharger State of Mind

It’s a fairly simple equation: More Air + More Fuel = More Power. A supercharger can boost that power by as much as 50-85%. Now ProCharger has changed the game with its F3X capable of generating 3500 HP @ 70,000 RPM. Sergio Shifman joins the guys to explore the company’s lineup of full kits that can add hundreds of horses to late-model vehicles in a single weekend.

89. Talkin’ Shop with Troy Trepanier

89. Talkin’ Shop with Troy Trepanier

Art, sophistication, elegance, performance and total badass-ery are the hallmarks of Rad Rides by Troy. As Bonneville, SEMA and Ridler Award-winning custom builder Troy Trepanier informs Willie and Kevin, “this ain’t no 40-hour job,” and that’s no joke. With a pledge to constantly raise the bar without sacrificing quality, he lives by his mantra: “We try to let the car tell us what it wants a little bit.”

88. Gale Banks on the Records / Part 2

88. Gale Banks on the Records / Part 2

In the second of their two-part interview with Gale Banks, Willie and Kevin get deeper insights into the man who changed the history of the internal combustion engine. “I’m hopelessly addicted to horsepower,” exclaims the racing legend who cut his teeth on gas and is now largely known for diesel. On predicting what lies ahead, the born to run competitor anticipates “it has to have a higher energy density.” And that’s just the beginning.

87. Gale Banks on the Records / Part 1

87. Gale Banks on the Records / Part 1

Gale Banks is a force to be reckoned with – a legend with 11 patents and hundreds of copyrights, he has literally changed the world of hot rodding. In the first of a two-part conversation with Kevin and Willie, the self-described “full-blooded nerd” reflects on numerous milestones throughout his 50+ years in the business, concluding that “the underlying theme for my whole career is the turbo charger.”

86. Return of the King of Cams

86. Return of the King of Cams

Brian Tooley of BTR Racing is like a master chef who brings together unlikely ingredients to create unique recipes for high horsepower systems. Willie and Kevin welcome “The King of Cams” back to the podcast for a professional grade discussion on boosted vs. nitrous in the HP wars, and whether nitrous and supercharging can work together. As Kevin observes, “The world is full of random facts, and this guy puts it together in some sort of map.”