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Nitroracer (Forum Supporter)
Nitroracer (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
2/13/24 10:26 p.m.

I've continued to watch since this was first posted, the shows they make are right up my alley.  I think the weekly content might be a bit too much for the team at times, a lot of late nights and getting sick at one point.  I hope they can find a good balance and keep making great videos that having me laughing every weekend.  

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
2/14/24 1:39 a.m.
sleepyhead the buffalo said:

I should make more time to watch Tony's stuff... it's been a bit hit-and-miss for me.  but this popped up, figured it was worth the thread bump to link to it:

I think it was a good idea for him to spend time explaining his exit from Hot Rod Garage.  I knew most of the story but a lot of people probably don't so it clears things up.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/14/24 1:40 a.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

Glad his kid is doing well.

ddavidv
ddavidv UltimaDork
2/14/24 7:15 a.m.

I rarely watch him as his projects are generally too far out there for my taste, but I do have great respect for the guy. This was a nice biographical video and I learned a lot from it. Those Philly guys have it going on. He should team up with Chris from NNKH for something.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
2/14/24 7:57 a.m.

I enjoy his content much more than Finnegan's Garage. Tony seems like he actually accomplishes things and we get to see projects actually progress and do stuff. I kind of checked out on Finnegan's Garage after the 50th episode of "The clutch in my car slips again. Here's an hour of an expert doing all sorts of tuning on it. Tune in next week when it still doesn't work right and we do it all again."

camopaint0707
camopaint0707 Reader
2/14/24 8:25 a.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

I've been emailing him about signing up for mid atlantic car fest.  A smaller one lap.  I also live about 45 minutes from him as well.  Dude is my hero.

ZOO (Forum Supporter)
ZOO (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/14/24 9:07 a.m.

Great show, and I think the chemistry with his crew is just right.  Some great builds -- Powerkraut leaps to mind, but I am also eagerly awaiting the content where that ridiculous Aston V12 is put into the Fox Body!

I like his genuineness . . . the explanation video confirms that persona.  I'd love to host him at an event, but who knows how he'd find time.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/14/24 9:33 a.m.
NickD said:

I enjoy his content much more than Finnegan's Garage. Tony seems like he actually accomplishes things and we get to see projects actually progress and do stuff. I kind of checked out on Finnegan's Garage after the 50th episode of "The clutch in my car slips again. Here's an hour of an expert doing all sorts of tuning on it. Tune in next week when it still doesn't work right and we do it all again."

Although I never really got into Finnegan's Garage on youtube, I've found myself becoming increasing annoyed by his personality the more I see of him.  That Roadkill episode where they did the "trophy truck" and faster with Finnegan on MT spoiled it.  I cringe everytime I see him now.

Tony Angelo is the opposite.  I kinda didn't "get him" when he first started on Hot Rod Garage, but the longer I've watched his stuff, the more I like the guy.    With this new information that being a GREAT dad is his #1 priority, I have even more respect and admiration for him.  Well done sir yes

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
2/14/24 9:33 a.m.

In reply to ZOO (Forum Supporter) :

Post a thread when the v12 insertion starts. That will be fun to watch. 

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
2/14/24 9:34 a.m.
camopaint0707 said:

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

I've been emailing him about signing up for mid atlantic car fest.  A smaller one lap.  I also live about 45 minutes from him as well.  Dude is my hero.

do you have a link for the mid atlantic car fest?

NickD
NickD MegaDork
2/14/24 9:38 a.m.
ZOO (Forum Supporter) said:

I like his genuineness . . . the explanation video confirms that persona.  I'd love to host him at an event, but who knows how he'd find time.

He came up to Syracuse Nationals last year as a guest celebrity, which is a weekend long show, so it's not that out of the question.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
2/14/24 9:39 a.m.

Also, I find that bit about someone being hired for HRG to replace Finnegan before him fascinating. For those who haven't watched, apparently after Finnegan left, they hired someone who filmed some content that the public never saw, because Freiburger basically fired the guy when they went to a swap meet and the guy couldn't tell the difference betweena small block Ford and a small block Chevy. 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/14/24 9:42 a.m.
alfadriver said:

In reply to ZOO (Forum Supporter) :

Post a thread when the v12 insertion starts. That will be fun to watch. 

 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/14/24 9:43 a.m.
NickD said:

Also, I find that bit about someone being hired for HRG to replace Finnegan before him fascinating. For those who haven't watched, apparently after Finnegan left, they hired someone who filmed some content that the public never saw, because Freiburger basically fired the guy when they went to a swap meet and the guy couldn't tell the difference betweena small block Ford and a small block Chevy. 

Really curious who it was.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
2/14/24 9:48 a.m.

Big fan of Tony here. Content creation is a ton of work, and he's committed to making great, entertaining stuff. And good on him for being a responsible dad too! I have a lot of respect for him quitting his dream gig to take care of things at home. And he's going to come out on top in the end. 

I also really like his current crew. They really remind me of how my friends and I get things done, right down to the pizza. 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
2/14/24 9:48 a.m.

I also feel bad for Tony, in that recently he said he really wanted the Twinpala back, and had tried to buy it off of MotorTrend pretty much ever since he left (not unprecedented, since some of the Roadkill cars were owned by MotorTrend or Hot Rod Mag and then Freiburger bought them out) but MotorTrend wouldn't budge off of it. Then recently, the TwinPala got cut up to donate one of the engine/transmissions to Mazdarati 2.0, and the remains were scrapped.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/14/24 9:56 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I like Tony a lot, and I wish him great success. He seems like a good guy and a great dad

This comment from page 1 of this thread has really aged well.  Nice observation Woody.

camopaint0707
camopaint0707 Reader
2/14/24 10:07 a.m.

In reply to ClearWaterMS :

Find us on facebook.  I can't actually sumbit a fb link since I'm on my work computer.  But our logo is a red helmet.  Currently the dates are October 10-13, 2024.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/14/24 10:54 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

By all accounts, the company was too concerned with liability on that one. Even Frieburger said it was the sketchiest thing he ever drove, and he drove Stubby Bob.

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
2/14/24 10:59 a.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

Tight fit. And the first gen v12. Kinda limits peak power, but fun anyway. 
 

And where is that being shown? Is it a YT page?

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
2/14/24 11:46 a.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

I just took those screen captures from the video posted on the last page.  I assume they were teasers for Tony's YT channel

ZOO (Forum Supporter)
ZOO (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/14/24 12:09 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

There haven't been any videos about the project beyond the introductory one where they acquire the Fox body, and do a bit of preliminary teasing.  His YT channel "Stay Tuned", is certainly worth following as a GRM enthusiast. 

He's definately "one of us".

ClearWaterMS
ClearWaterMS Reader
2/14/24 8:19 p.m.
camopaint0707 said:

In reply to ClearWaterMS :

Find us on facebook.  I can't actually sumbit a fb link since I'm on my work computer.  But our logo is a red helmet.  Currently the dates are October 10-13, 2024.

i'm not a facebook user but managed to find the page but couldn't find any details on the event (starting location, event list, cost, etc.) so its hard to know much about the event.  

QuasiMofo (John Brown)
QuasiMofo (John Brown) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/14/24 9:28 p.m.
ZOO (Forum Supporter) said:

He's definately "one of us".

I can't eat that much of the terrible pizzas he buys. Get those kids some Detroit Style pizza for shifts sake!

I like Tony. 

Cooper_Tired
Cooper_Tired Dork
2/14/24 9:40 p.m.

In reply to QuasiMofo (John Brown) :

Detroit style pizza > all other pizza

 

Also agree, TA seems like a genuine dude you'd want to hang out with, builds some awesome stuff and *seems* to keep his budgets reasonable. Glad to see him successful 

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