It may not be the highbrow motorized adventures of Epic Drives or Ignition, but it’s turned out to be one of the most popular shows on the Motor Trend Channel. It’s the deliberately low-buck show Roadkill hosted by Hot Rod editors David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan, with the show’s premise taking low-dollar cars of questionable provenance, and making the most of them through shade-tree tinkering and ingenuity. In this episode, the duo takes questions off the show’s Facebook page from viewers around the world.
Among the questions asked of Finnegan and Freiburger was whether the epic-sounding LS7 muscle truck was for sale (it’s not) and how many running vehicles Freiburger currently owns (three). Mr. Domestic Freiburger also admits to a history including two foreign cars (a Volkswagen Beetle and Toyota FJ40), and we get a look at some past Roadkill projects, including the Hemi-powered ’55 Chevy, fuel injection and a new nitrous setup for the muscle truck, and a sneak peek at a not-yet-revealed Datsun 240Z project powered by a Chevy Vortec V-6 engine. The two also consider the possibility of doing a truck/boat big block engine swap in a future episode. If you stay tuned until the end of the show, you’ll get to see what car they enter in the 24 Hours of LeMons.