The Round Six Podcast
A Thumb and a Half Away: Shine Speed Shop
"TWO STEPS FORWARD, NO STEPS BACK."
Jimmy Falschlehner, better known as Jimmy Shine, the man behind Shine Speed Shop joins the Gearheads on a freewheeling episode loaded with road trip tales, hot rods, history and a re-imagining of where the brand as a whole is headed into the future. Oh, and an explosive Conan O'Brien set. There's that, too.
THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Talking projects in the shop
- Jeff Allison concepts for shop projects
- Early days and getting into the industry
– The "Shine" nickname
– "Flesh Hammer"
– The first car, nearly thirty-four years to the day
- Exercising restraint on a build
- Billy Gibbons' Whiskey Runner
– The 24V landing light
– The SEMA Ignited traffic story
– The Conan O'Brien explosion
- The '56 Monterey New Orleans road trip
- The new shop
- Future projects in the wings – A lakester
- The red hat at Bonneville with Tony Thacker
- Surfing and hot rods
- On taking the hot rod thing seriously
- The TV years
- Getting a foot in the door at So-Cal Speed Shop
– The interview with Pete Chapouris
– A tattoo bond
– A veritable who's who of hot rodding at So-Cal in the 1990's
- Taking a bigger hand in the business side of things
- "Losing him is like gaining two good people"