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Hank Watson's Garage Hour - Cars, Trucks, Beers & Guns

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50,000 watts of gearhead terror. We’re the talk radio blowtorch you want, chock-full of cars, trucks, beers and guns since 2009. We'll be your go-to for gearhead get-some, full of the sliciest canyon carving, dirtiest off-roading, biggest calibers, hairiest sasquatches, loudest explosions, plus the best epic fails, smoking rubble and blue-collar awesomesauce since Top Gear full of beer.

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50,000 watts of gearhead terror. We’re the talk radio blowtorch you want, chock-full of cars, trucks, beers and guns since 2009. We'll be your go-to for gearhead get-some, full of the sliciest canyon carving, dirtiest off-roading, biggest calibers, hairiest sasquatches, loudest explosions, plus the best epic fails, smoking rubble and blue-collar awesomesauce since Top Gear full of beer.

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English


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04.24.24 (MP3): Enable Your Garage w/ Expanded Space, Better Floors, More Tools & Storage, Oil Heating & Actualy Drainage, also Porsche V Peugeot, Jeep V Grenadier, 928 V Wife, Ruger V Savage, Mace V Bludgeon, Mexicans V Kung Flu

5/21/2024
Finally, something good comes of enabling: enable your garage to do more gearhead things (and stuff)! Just Mark, Just Caleb and Justin sit down amongst the Porsches at the new AutoVos (Caleb bought out EAS and went independent) for an hour of making garages better. Stop polishing the door handles and think bigger: (tasteful) additions of more floor and door, coating and levelling those floors, getting more work underway with ramps and stools, expanding the tools available with better boxes, plus seasonal enhancement with heating and drainage, and while we’re thinking big, how about building up with a second story and a bridge to the house? There’s so much more: a semi drag races a Rav4, Ruger makes a nice .22, the Dutchese sell a pricey Stryker, Great Divide, Big Sky, Cerviceria and Trinity brew fine beers, catwalks make a handy way to repel the hipster hordes, plus Man or Astroman, Galactic, Pantera, Dead Milkmen, Fugazi, Truckfighters and Five Horse Johnson.

Duration:01:02:11

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04.24.24: Enable Your Garage w/ Expanded Space, Better Floors, More Tools & Storage, Oil Heating & Actualy Drainage, also Porsche V Peugeot, Jeep V Grenadier, 928 V Wife, Ruger V Savage, Mace V Bludgeon, Mexicans V Kung Flu

5/21/2024
Finally, something good comes of enabling: enable your garage to do more gearhead things (and stuff)! Just Mark, Just Caleb and Justin sit down amongst the Porsches at the new AutoVos (Caleb bought out EAS and went independent) for an hour of making garages better. Stop polishing the door handles and think bigger: (tasteful) additions of more floor and door, coating and levelling those floors, getting more work underway with ramps and stools, expanding the tools available with better boxes, plus seasonal enhancement with heating and drainage, and while we’re thinking big, how about building up with a second story and a bridge to the house? There’s so much more: a semi drag races a Rav4, Ruger makes a nice .22, the Dutchese sell a pricey Stryker, Great Divide, Big Sky, Cerviceria and Trinity brew fine beers, catwalks make a handy way to repel the hipster hordes, plus Man or Astroman, Galactic, Pantera, Dead Milkmen, Fugazi, Truckfighters and Five Horse Johnson.

Duration:01:02:11

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04.22.24 (MP3): Coin-Op Spray Wash Dos & Don’ts for Mud-Season Cleanin’, w/ Beers & Cheers at Pike’s Peak Brewing (Too Much Wind & Overspray Makes Beers Somethin’ Somethin’)…

5/14/2024
While sipping some super sauce at local brewer Pike’s Peak (home of too much wind and a few excellent beers), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort did a fine observational study of quarter-powered spray and wand car care. With details on doin’ from brush cleaning to pressure application, to some not-tos to avoid that will turn your car washing adventure into a frizzle-fry of your fancy finish, this episode’s got it: some BMWs, a Pilot and a Legacy, some Mustangs and the Cutlass Two-Degrees Theory, a 4Runner, some mud, and some strange pepperoni-armed top-knots who have the car-care acumen of a left-handed turnip. While he’s at it: Mother’s Detail Guide, too much pressure or not enough kid, Chef Jeff, the Minnesota Cohost Report, dogs, geese, fat people, inside brooms and rocks for railcars.

Duration:00:50:06

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04.22.24: Coin-Op Spray Wash Dos & Don’ts for Mud-Season Cleanin’, w/ Beers & Cheers at Pike’s Peak Brewing (Too Much Wind & Overspray Makes Beers Somethin’ Somethin’)…

5/14/2024
While sipping some super sauce at local brewer Pike’s Peak (home of too much wind and a few excellent beers), Hostus Maximus Justin Fort did a fine observational study of quarter-powered spray and wand car care. With details on doin’ from brush cleaning to pressure application, to some not-tos to avoid that will turn your car washing adventure into a frizzle-fry of your fancy finish, this episode’s got it: some BMWs, a Pilot and a Legacy, some Mustangs and the Cutlass Two-Degrees Theory, a 4Runner, some mud, and some strange pepperoni-armed top-knots who have the car-care acumen of a left-handed turnip. While he’s at it: Mother’s Detail Guide, too much pressure or not enough kid, Chef Jeff, the Minnesota Cohost Report, dogs, geese, fat people, inside brooms and rocks for railcars.

Duration:00:50:06

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04.14.24 (MP3): When Bureaucrats Attack the Garage Hour (A 2A/“Animals Attack” Redux) - Feds Push Grizzlies & Wolves Into CO & WA, Statists Molest the Constitution in Court (Some More); However, the Rulings Keep Going Our Way (So Keep Punching)

5/5/2024
What does your Second Amendment right to defend your person, people and property have to do with the government-funded effort to reinvade rural lands with man-eating (and livestock-eating, dog-eating, kid-eating and small car-eating) apex predators? Federal interference in your life. …Government overreach, bureaucratic N.I.M.B.Y.ism, a collectivist enthusiasm for a forced march into urban squalor, and the slippery statist fever dream of an empowered state at the expense of you, me and we - the independent American. Sh!t’s getting weird fast - opt in to protect yourself now, cats and kiddies. Some episodes go together like white on rice, but this guy was hanging in the lurch for weeks. It’s got lots: running with a sidearm, Mad Cow for deer now, 700,000,000 standard-cap mags, AR-15s under assault, and loads of Deadbolt - plus some.

Duration:01:07:18

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04.14.24: When Bureaucrats Attack the Garage Hour (A 2A/“Animals Attack” Redux) - Feds Push Grizzlies & Wolves Into CO & WA, Statists Molest the Constitution in Court (Some More); However, the Rulings Keep Going Our Way (So Keep Punching)

5/5/2024
What does your Second Amendment right to defend your person, people and property have to do with the government-funded effort to reinvade rural lands with man-eating (and livestock-eating, dog-eating, kid-eating and small car-eating) apex predators? Federal interference in your life. …Government overreach, bureaucratic N.I.M.B.Y.ism, a collectivist enthusiasm for a forced march into urban squalor, and the slippery statist fever dream of an empowered state at the expense of you, me and we - the independent American. Sh!t’s getting weird fast - opt in to protect yourself now, cats and kiddies. Some episodes go together like white on rice, but this guy was hanging in the lurch for weeks. It’s got lots: running with a sidearm, Mad Cow for deer now, 700,000,000 standard-cap mags, AR-15s under assault, and loads of Deadbolt - plus some.

Duration:01:07:18

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04.08.24 (MP3): Break Contact w/ the Low-Info Zombies & Survive the Eclipse Apocalypse (& Other Sundry Gearhead Ruminations Like Cars, Booze, Beer & Blackouts, Hybrids VS Electrics, Hacktivists VS Hillclimbing, Hawks VS Turkeys) + Some Zep

4/16/2024
Gearhead Consultants and Garage Hour hosts Justin Case and Marking Time met up high above the city to watch it all burn during our recent eclipsalypse. Rounds were chambered, pizza from Sprouts was et, and beers from Red Leg, Pike’s Peak, Outer Range and Dry Dock were sipped, but unfortunately, no pepperoni armed pajama perp apocalypse was thwarted, not even in the driveway. Fortunately, Justin and Justmark didn’t mind missing “shoot, shovel and shut up” because doin’s were to be discussed: a positive word or three about hybrid automotive technology, the growing dumbness of nanny tech in cars, Eneos sneg for fun and kitchen, Van Café and LaRue for edible freebies, and Dude Food ala dove and grilled sirloin from Omaha Steaks. Don’t forget the sauce: Led Zeppelin, free televisions, Gold Camp Road, apocalypse booze and getaway vehicles, some guns, historical eclipses, more electric car fails, and Chuck Norris.

Duration:01:10:11

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04.08.24: Break Contact w/ the Low-Info Zombies & Survive the Eclipse Apocalypse (& Other Sundry Gearhead Ruminations Like Cars, Booze, Beer & Blackouts, Hybrids VS Electrics, Hacktivists VS Hillclimbing, Hawks VS Turkeys) + Some Zep

4/16/2024
Gearhead Consultants and Garage Hour hosts Justin Case and Marking Time met up high above the city to watch it all burn during our recent eclipsalypse. Rounds were chambered, pizza from Sprouts was et, and beers from Red Leg, Pike’s Peak, Outer Range and Dry Dock were sipped, but unfortunately, no pepperoni armed pajama perp apocalypse was thwarted, not even in the driveway. Fortunately, Justin and Justmark didn’t mind missing “shoot, shovel and shut up” because doin’s were to be discussed: a positive word or three about hybrid automotive technology, the growing dumbness of nanny tech in cars, Eneos sneg for fun and kitchen, Van Café and LaRue for edible freebies, and Dude Food ala dove and grilled sirloin from Omaha Steaks. Don’t forget the sauce: Led Zeppelin, free televisions, Gold Camp Road, apocalypse booze and getaway vehicles, some guns, historical eclipses, more electric car fails, and Chuck Norris.

Duration:01:10:11

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03.13.24 (MP3): Gearheads Do Good Bond (James) & Bad Guns, Also Bond Guns, Good Beers, Bond Cars, Bad Bonds, Good Tunes, Good Bad Guys, Good Bond Gals & a Star Wars Cantina Intro

4/5/2024
So much good stuff… From better and worse James Bonds (Connery versus Moore, the right and wrong Brosnhan… Brosnan… Brosnahan…. Remington Steele, and the “other” Bonds) to Lotus Esprit (and which one) versus DB5, DB7, 750, and AMX versus Javelin, the Gearhead Consultancy promises to ricochet off the point. Bond guns. Bond villains. Octopussy versus A View to a Kill. Pussy Galore versus Verper Lynn. Add to that a celebration of crappy guns, like an A5 Remington 1911 that shoots itself, a break-action Rossi that only shoots on safe, and Jim’s Thumper, a personal pocket five-round .44 Special super-snub that’ll deafen the bad guy whether or not the round hits anyone. Also, Bond tunes ala ska band (what?): Skatellites, Roland Alfonso, McCartney, G n’ R, Duran Duran and the Propellerheads. Also also, very nice sips from FH Beerworks, Living the Dream and Epic Brewing.

Duration:01:01:52

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03.13.24: Gearheads Do Good Bond (James) & Bad Guns, Also Bond Guns, Good Beers, Bond Cars, Bad Bonds, Good Tunes, Good Bad Guys, Good Bond Gals & a Star Wars Cantina Intro

4/5/2024
So much good stuff… From better and worse James Bonds (Connery versus Moore, the right and wrong Brosnhan… Brosnan… Brosnahan…. Remington Steele, and the “other” Bonds) to Lotus Esprit (and which one) versus DB5, DB7, 750, and AMX versus Javelin, the Gearhead Consultancy promises to ricochet off the point. Bond guns. Bond villains. Octopussy versus A View to a Kill. Pussy Galore versus Verper Lynn. Add to that a celebration of crappy guns, like an A5 Remington 1911 that shoots itself, a break-action Rossi that only shoots on safe, and Jim’s Thumper, a personal pocket five-round .44 Special super-snub that’ll deafen the bad guy whether or not the round hits anyone. Also, Bond tunes ala ska band (what?): Skatellites, Roland Alfonso, McCartney, G n’ R, Duran Duran and the Propellerheads. Also also, very nice sips from FH Beerworks, Living the Dream and Epic Brewing.

Duration:01:01:52

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03.01.24: Reporting on Henchicrats Who’re After Your Guns (& Will Kill You w/ Wild Animals Next), Hertz Dumps CEO Because It Can’t Dump His Electric Cars (or Rent Them), Short-Bed Truck Function Envy, Necessary R.I.P.s & Some Doom

4/2/2024
…Catching up with the episode backlog - only more to go. Played in and out by Snail (more happy bluesy doom, says Conan), this Garage Hour’s got everything you like. Cars and trucks (why to never buy a rental car, and diagnosing your short-bed problems), beers and guns (well, a ton of Second Amendment info about how states like Colorado and Kalifornistan are still seeking to disarm you shortly before seting grizzly bears and wolves loose in your back yard). There’s also chainsaw-grade shorts, the better “Blade Runner”, a look at how much ammo you keep (hint: probably not enough), ATF fails, and a sendoff for excellent weirdos Paul “Iron Lung” Alexander and Emmit “You Didn’t Know You Knew Me” Walsh.

Duration:01:04:15

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03.01.24 (MP3): Reporting on Henchicrats Who’re After Your Guns (& Will Kill You w/ Wild Animals Next), Hertz Dumps CEO Because It Can’t Dump His Electric Cars (or Rent Them), Short-Bed Truck Function Envy, Necessary R.I.P.s & Some Doom

4/2/2024
…Catching up with the episode backlog - only more to go. Played in and out by Snail (more happy bluesy doom, says Conan), this Garage Hour’s got everything you like. Cars and trucks (why to never buy a rental car, and diagnosing your short-bed problems), beers and guns (well, a ton of Second Amendment info about how states like Colorado and Kalifornistan are still seeking to disarm you shortly before seting grizzly bears and wolves loose in your back yard). There’s also chainsaw-grade shorts, the better “Blade Runner”, a look at how much ammo you keep (hint: probably not enough), ATF fails, and a sendoff for excellent weirdos Paul “Iron Lung” Alexander and Emmit “You Didn’t Know You Knew Me” Walsh.

Duration:01:04:15

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02.22.24 (MP3): Porsche, Pistols & Pepperoni - Gearhead Bits & Bites (+ Bushmills Whiskey), Picky Porsches, Pocket Pistols (Good & Bad) & Reload of the Week, Return of Right to Repair, To Tow or Be Towed, + Allman Bros, Skynyrd & CCR

3/24/2024
…Like a kid full of candy who won’t shut up and go to sleep, it’s the episode that would’t go to bed - so much doin’ and so little time. Well, it’s done: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and Porsche Boy JustMark met up in the hills for fine sopressata, Irish whiskey (that loved Justin but hated Mark) and a chat about pocket pistols - commonly called a “micro” nowadays. From Derringers to Jennings and S&Ws and LCPs, the gerhead consultants whip it out and compare misfires. When it was all said and done, it was just stuff we like (or like to hate): Jaegermeister, Kennewick Man, glue versus screws, Grenadier versus 4Runner, Hickock .45, stoned drivers, Trotski, used Porsches and guns, das hooter, Porschelish and Japlish, Metzger engines, old retaining walls, old steel and old mining history. Oh yes, plus Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness, Air America, Wooley Bully, Tour of Duty, Dredd and Riddick.

Duration:01:04:05

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02.22.24: Porsche, Pistols & Pepperoni - Gearhead Bits & Bites (+ Bushmills Whiskey), Picky Porsches, Pocket Pistols (Good & Bad) & Reload of the Week, Return of Right to Repair, To Tow or Be Towed, + Allman Bros, Skynyrd & CCR

3/24/2024
…Like a kid full of candy who won’t shut up and go to sleep, it’s the episode that would’t go to bed - so much doin’ and so little time. Well, it’s done: Hostus Maximus Justin Fort and Porsche Boy JustMark met up in the hills for fine sopressata, Irish whiskey (that loved Justin but hated Mark) and a chat about pocket pistols - commonly called a “micro” nowadays. From Derringers to Jennings and S&Ws and LCPs, the gerhead consultants whip it out and compare misfires. When it was all said and done, it was just stuff we like (or like to hate): Jaegermeister, Kennewick Man, glue versus screws, Grenadier versus 4Runner, Hickock .45, stoned drivers, Trotski, used Porsches and guns, das hooter, Porschelish and Japlish, Metzger engines, old retaining walls, old steel and old mining history. Oh yes, plus Apocalypse Now, Heart of Darkness, Air America, Wooley Bully, Tour of Duty, Dredd and Riddick.

Duration:01:04:05

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02.20.24(MP3): Mercedes, Ford & Volvo Jump Electric Ship, Airlines Can’t Fly DIE & Dealerships Can’t Sell Nonsense, Fob Hopping & Camaro Stealing VS Anti-Theft Devices (Car Keys), Coffee VS Bourbon, iMac Win VS iCar Flop, Custom Reloads, Gearhead Over

3/8/2024
While the cohosts are away building bumpers, bullets and blackout tint, Hostus Maximus will play (with Tomahawk, all show long). Gasoline and caffeine. 7mm-08 and .308. Bourbon and coffee. iMacs, iPhones and iCars (win, win and lose). Automakers losing their electric religion as shoppers lose the fad. Integra and Cutlass. Woke fails at 30,000ft and corporates bail on ground-level politics. Meanwhile, we’ve got some stand-in cohosts: Dave Mustaine, Thomas Sowell, Layne Staley, Mike Patton, Rob Zombie, plus CHUDS, troglodites, morlochs and the lung brush.

Duration:01:05:02

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02.20.24: Mercedes, Ford & Volvo Jump Electric Ship, Airlines Can’t Fly DIE & Dealerships Can’t Sell Nonsense, Fob Hopping & Camaro Stealing VS Anti-Theft Devices (Car Keys), Coffee VS Bourbon, iMac Wins VS iCar Flops, Custom Reloads, Gearhead Overlap

3/8/2024
While the cohosts are away building bumpers, bullets and blackout tint, Hostus Maximus will play (with Tomahawk, all show long). Gasoline and caffeine. 7mm-08 and .308. Bourbon and coffee. iMacs, iPhones and iCars (win, win and lose). Automakers losing their electric religion as shoppers lose the fad. Integra and Cutlass. Woke fails at 30,000ft and corporates bail on ground-level politics. Meanwhile, we’ve got some stand-in cohosts: Dave Mustaine, Thomas Sowell, Layne Staley, Mike Patton, Rob Zombie, plus CHUDS, troglodites, morlochs and the lung brush.

Duration:01:05:02

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02.04.24: Old Car Speedos & German Trannies, Rolex 24 @ Daytona & Rye Bread @ the Hollywood Bowl, Eneos Grenadiers & Prius Pickups, Used Glocks & Manlicher 10-22s, Jeep Top Rules for Girls & Gun Rules for Kids, + Tastiest Presidents & Best Squirrels

2/29/2024
What do you get for the episode that has everything? This cut of the Garage Hour with Justin, Justmark and Justcaleb even sports a backup Caleb (in the form of his sensible son Liam), who schools the newbs on smart kid firearm rules, and Justmark on MySpace humor. Just to be thorough, there’s a race report from this year’s 24 Hours at Daytona, a range report on an almost-on M24 in .308 and a never-off Weatherby Vanguard in 7mm-08, a reloading report featuring Hornaday, Vargit, AA, boat-tails, NATO M80s and fire-formed brass, and a wayout report on what old hamburgers and Jap bombs from WW2 have in common. It’s in there: advice for children about guns (from a kid who appears to know well enough), Green Street and McCurdy’s Bodyworks in Pasadena, the best (and least) U.S. presidents, plus rye bread.

Duration:00:58:09

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02.04.24 (MP3): Old Car Speedos & German Trannies, Rolex 24 @ Daytona & Rye Bread @ the Hollywood Bowl, Eneos Grenadiers & Prius Pickups, Used Glocks & Manlicher 10-22s, Jeep Top Rules for Girls & Gun Rules for Kids, + Tastiest Presidents & Best Squirrels

2/29/2024
What do you get for the episode that has everything? This cut of the Garage Hour with Justin, Justmark and Justcaleb even sports a backup Caleb (in the form of his sensible son Liam), who schools the newbs on smart kid firearm rules, and Justmark on MySpace humor. Just to be thorough, there’s a race report from this year’s 24 Hours at Daytona, a range report on an almost-on M24 in .308 and a never-off Weatherby Vanguard in 7mm-08, a reloading report featuring Hornaday, Vargit, AA, boat-tails, NATO M80s and fire-formed brass, and a wayout report on what old hamburgers and Jap bombs from WW2 have in common. It’s in there: advice for children about guns (from a kid who appears to know well enough), Green Street and McCurdy’s Bodyworks in Pasadena, the best (and least) U.S. presidents, plus rye bread.

Duration:00:58:09

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01.22.24 (MP3): Save the Geeks (& Other Revolting Peasants), w/ Truckers & Farmers VS Eurocrats, Right Tires for Bad Weather, Bad Governance VS Good Tires, Airbag, Sensor & Fuel Pump Recalls, Electric Car & Truck Fails, +Early Ministry & Earlier Booker T

2/20/2024
Alien technology (might be fun at parties but probably won’t solve anything). While we’re at it, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort revels in the old Party Point ‘Squatch Runs, Justmark’s M1A, tales of cohosts like The Jaimz and Dirty Dave, crime versus law and order (and citizens living in an upside-down world that makes the Second Amendment even more important), Uncle Doug’s Northstar-powered Caddy versus Dad’s Lincoln, and what it means for a tire to actually work in sheddy snowy situations. There’s also a lot of red meat in this episode for Jeep haters, bureaucratic fakers, tire deflators and Eurocrat takers. More more more: Foghat, Deep Purple, Get Shorty, Dennis Farina and John Travolta, plus Ryan’s whiskey, Leslie’s Miata and Churchill’s quote.

Duration:01:02:04

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01.22.24: Save the Geeks (& Other Revolting Peasants), w/ Truckers & Farmers VS Eurocrats, Right Tires for Bad Weather, Bad Governance VS Good Tires, Airbag, Sensor & Fuel Pump Recalls, Electric Car & Truck Fails, + Early Ministry & Earlier Booker T

2/20/2024
Alien technology (might be fun at parties but probably won’t solve anything). While we’re at it, Hostus Maximus Justin Fort revels in the old Party Point ‘Squatch Runs, Justmark’s M1A, tales of cohosts like The Jaimz and Dirty Dave, crime versus law and order (and citizens living in an upside-down world that makes the Second Amendment even more important), Uncle Doug’s Northstar-powered Caddy versus Dad’s Lincoln, and what it means for a tire to actually work in sheddy snowy situations. There’s also a lot of red meat in this episode for Jeep haters, bureaucratic fakers, tire deflators and Eurocrat takers. More more more: Foghat, Deep Purple, Get Shorty, Dennis Farina and John Travolta, plus Ryan’s whiskey, Leslie’s Miata and Churchill’s quote.

Duration:01:02:04