classic pickup podcast
An Australian based podcast about Classic Pickup Trucks, interviewing builders, owners, suppliers, engineers etc. all over the world. If you love classic pickup's, then this podcast is for you!
info_outline Episode 37, Classic and Muscle Car Imports 11/16/2020
Episode 37, Classic and Muscle Car Imports This week I caught up with Leighton Kelson from Classic and Muscle Car Imports, he has been bringing American vehicle into Australia for twelve years now and gives us the low down on the what to do, and not to do’s of buying and importing a vehicle. Given the current climate and our inability to fly over and check out vehicles, this is perfect timing to hear this info.
info_outline Rachel Durbidge from Durbz Kustoms 11/01/2020
Rachel Durbidge from Durbz Kustoms This week I caught up with Rachel Durbidge from Durbz Kustoms in WA. She is spray painter with 17 years experience, and finally fulfilling the dream to own a Chevy Panel Truck, her 63’ panel is just in the final stages of paint and polish, and soon to be cruising the streets!
info_outline Episode 33, Dusty Flynn's 51' Chevy 10/11/2020
Episode 33, Dusty Flynn's 51' Chevy This week I sat down and had a great chat with Dusty Flynn, he has an awesome patina 1951 Chevy pickup, originally built by Stoner Speed Shop in Iowa, USA. As you will hear there has been a lot of upgrades to this beauty since then.
info_outline Episode 32, Steve Darnell, Vegas Rat Rods 10/04/2020
Episode 32, Steve Darnell, Vegas Rat Rods This week I finally caught up with Steve Darnell, from Welder Up, Las Vegas. Steve’s show, Vegas Rat Rods has four seasons of awesome truck and car builds on the Discovery Channel. Here in Australia you might know it as Sin City Motors. We have a good chat about his early days and influences. If you haven’t seen the show, do yourself a favour and check it out.
info_outline Episode 30, Enthusiast Motor Insurance, Brett Williams 09/20/2020
Episode 30, Enthusiast Motor Insurance, Brett Williams This week I spoke to Brett Williams from Enthusiast Motor Insurance, Brett comes from a mini truck background, but has worked in the Automotive Insurance field for a long time. So weather you have a Vehicle in the build, or on the road, have a listen and consider Enthusiast Insurance to protect your ride.
info_outline Episode 29, Matt Dietrich 1965 Ford F100 09/12/2020
Episode 29, Matt Dietrich 1965 Ford F100 This episode I spoke with Matt Dietrich from Geelong Differentials. Matt has a slammed patina 1965 Ford pickup that he put together with the help of Leon from Big L’s Chop Shop. He also has a passion for restoring old Dragstar bikes.
info_outline Episode 28, Car Builders 09/05/2020
Episode 28, Car Builders This episode I spoke with Brendan from Car Builders. They are an Aussie company specialising in thermal acoustic insulation products. So if your building a vehicle, or have one that’s a bit noisy or a bit hot, check out the great products they have. Brendan is also a truck guy, from the early days of mini trucking to his current GMC squarebody he has the experience and knowledge to help with your build!
info_outline Episode 27, Ryan Carter from United Speed Shop 08/31/2020
Episode 27, Ryan Carter from United Speed Shop This episode I caught up with Ryan Carter from United Speed Shop in Newcastle, NSW. Ryan specialises in high end Suspension solutions for your classic build, weather it be a coilover or airbag build.
info_outline Episode 26, Mohammed from Oman 08/23/2020
Episode 26, Mohammed from Oman This episode I spoke Mohammed, from Muscat, Oman. He is building a 1959 Chevy stepside small window apache’. Mohammed lives in the Middle East and studied in the US. He purchased a 66 Mustang whilst studying there and shipped it back. Years later he decided to bring in a pickup and got hold of this Apache. Vehicle rules in Oman are very strict, so it was great to hear how he is going about this build.
info_outline Episode 25, The Rubber Shop, Doug Matthews 08/15/2020
Episode 25, The Rubber Shop, Doug Matthews This episode I spoke with Doug Matthews from the Rubber Shop in Brendale, Qld. Doug has been supplying rubber to builders for ten years now and is in the final stages of a 1940 chev pickup build.
info_outline Episode 24, Jason Bittle Chevy Apache's 08/09/2020
Episode 24, Jason Bittle Chevy Apache's This episode I caught Jason Bittle out of Sydney. Jason has two awesome Chevy Apache trucks in his Garage. One is a 59 Stepside, the other a 58 Fleetside. I first met Jason in Arizona at Dino’s Gitdown where he had his 58’, it was built by Rick from @home_grown_rides in AZ. We had a good chat about both trucks and the process of building a custom truck from scratch, from another country.
info_outline Episode 23, Leon Davies 48 Ford F-1 07/31/2020
Episode 23, Leon Davies 48 Ford F-1 This episode I caught up again with Leon Davies from Big L’s Chop Shop down past Geelong. We chatted briefly with Leon in Episode 1, he had Truckee, his 48’ Ford F-1 parked up at the Bright Rod Run. He had been turning out some very nice Classic Trucks and Hotrods.
info_outline Episode 22, Shane Peterson 1976 DN5 Dodge 07/25/2020
Episode 22, Shane Peterson 1976 DN5 Dodge This episode I spoke with Shane Peterson, he is the son of Burnout King John Peterson who terrorised the drag strips and burnout comps in Victoria for many years, in his trademark Ford Zephyr’s. Shane is restoring JP’s 1976 D5N Dodge pickup. We had a good chat about his life growing up and the influences his old man has had on him. The dodge build is Shanes the completion of what his old man started.
info_outline Episode 20, LS Conversions, Gareth Houghton 07/11/2020
Episode 20, LS Conversions, Gareth Houghton This episode I spoke with Gareth Houghton from LS Conversions in Sydney. Gareth specialises in LS engine swaps, and is an avid Classic Pickup builder himself, currently working on a 6.7L Cummins powered GMC COE. Lots of great advice or anyone considering an LS swap or build.
info_outline Episode 19, Troy Brodie from Fink Engineering 07/04/2020
Episode 19, Troy Brodie from Fink Engineering This episode I caught Troy Brodie, from Fink Engineering. Troy is a NSW Vehicle Certifier, he is also classic pickup enthusiast. We chat about his 46’ Dodge pickup, and get deep into the in’s and out’s of vehicle Certification in NSW.
info_outline Episode 18 Peter Brothers 64' Chevy 06/21/2020
Episode 18 Peter Brothers 64' Chevy This episode I caught up with Peter Brothers from Hastings in New Zealand. Peter is building a killer 64’ C10 truck and we had a great chat about his build, Australian V NZ engineering requirements and a whole lot more.
info_outline Episode 16 Michael Whipps 1950 Chev 06/06/2020
Episode 16 Michael Whipps 1950 Chev This episode my planned guest fell through, so I reluctantly decided to tell my story. I talk about my build quite a bit in other episodes, so I thought it about time to share my journey with you. Hopefully I don’t send you to sleep!
info_outline Episode 15 Steve Mazic's 1952 Chevy 05/30/2020
Episode 15 Steve Mazic's 1952 Chevy This episode I caught up with with Steve Mazic and his mate Tom Brown. They are building a 1952 Aussie Chev truck. This is a ground up custom build, original chassis, airbags, big block, patina, all the good stuff. We had a great chat about the process, lessons learnt and CC cans drank!
info_outline Episode 14 Alex Sumner 1953 International AR160 05/23/2020
Episode 14 Alex Sumner 1953 International AR160 This episode I caught up with with Alex Sumner. He is just completing the final touches on his 1953 international AR160 build. Its on a Ford F100 chassis. Have a listen to how the build changed over time and the final results.
info_outline Episode 13 John Flanders @pickuptrucksdownunder 05/15/2020
Episode 13 John Flanders @pickuptrucksdownunder This episode I caught up with John Flanders, he drives a beautiful 1955 Chevy pickup that he imported from the States. He is also the man behind pickuptrucksdownunder, an Instagram and now facebook page sharing pics of Australian owned pickups of all brands.
info_outline Episode 12 Steve Humphrey 1955 Bedford A2 05/09/2020
Episode 12 Steve Humphrey 1955 Bedford A2 This episode I caught up with Steve Humprey our of Bendigo, Victoria. He is building a wild 1955 Bedford A2 pickup. Big Block power, Unique Australian styling, custom suspension, what’s not to like!
info_outline Josh Carter 04/05/2020
Josh Carter This episode we are in the throws of COVID-19 histeria, however we push on, and have a chat to one of the locals here in my home town, Josh Carter. He has recently moved over with his family from Adelaide. His 1952 Chevy 3100 pickup is a beauty, and we have a chat about some of the setbacks he has had getting it registered.