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PDX On Wheels 1st Annual Car Show

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In this episode, I talk with great car enthusiasts at the PDX On Wheels 1st Annual Car Show inside the Detail Garage, Auto Detailing & Supplies store located at 2033 NE Burnside Rd. in Gresham, Oregon 97030. In such events, we get to see the people who win awards for best motor interior and exterior, from the engine bay, wheels, paint, under construction, and custom to the trunk setup. Get insights on how you can get in the car game from people who are killing it and with years of experience in building cars and modeling them. You can get more car talks from our previous episodes on all of your favorite podcast platforms. Check us out on our website at and follow us on Instagram @gearsintherearshow


During this episode, you will learn about;

[02:34] Brandon Hopson and Tony Hopson Jr 20 years in the car game

[03:20] Their cars collection and how they got into the car game

[05:20] Advice to someone trying to get into the automobile space  

[07:59] Getting the T-tops of G body in the game

[11:20] Commercial Break

[12:13] 2nd guest: Brian, a mechanic, and his young 7 years mason 

[13:07] What Brian is doing right now with 94 GT, 331 stroker motor, and more 

[14:21] Doubling your motor horsepower power and speed

[17:37] Where to get the best motor suspension 

[18:16] How to get started if you are new to the car game 

[21:05] How you can connect with Brian on Facebook

[21:54] Commercial Break

[23:06] 3rd guest, Samantha Vee

[23:06] Vee’s baby icon beast and why she didn’t take it out to show

[27:13] The car culture and the shooting incident at the sideshows

[29:07] New projects that Vee has going on to help change lives

[31:13] How you can connect with Samantha on social media

[39:51] Commercial Break

[35:42] 4th Guest, Greg Salisbury, and how to connect with him 

[36:25] Greg’s hospitality to Gears N the Rears' first annual car show and giveaways

[37:53] Greg’s 2nd Detail Garage opening event this year and their offers

[39:39] What they have coming up for you to look out for within the year

[40:39] Commercial Break

[01:01:23] Winners of the Gresham car show: People with the best vehicles in the show 

[34:21] Episode wrap-up and calls to action


Notable quotes

  • “Buy a car that already has paint and less work to do.”
  • “The biggest part in a car is the engine; if you get it right, the rest of the things will be right.”
  • “Sometimes it’s not always about the biggest; it's about the quality.” 
  • “If you want to look good, you must know what you want, get your plan right.”
  • “Always do your research, learn about what you need, and figure out your formula before you spend the money.” 
  • “There will always be trial and error in everything you do, but you’ve to figure out how to keep going in the right direction.”


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