#617 – The Master At The Lights With Richard Janssen/
- February 23, 2020
Josh’s dad, Richard Janssen, joins us for Weekend Banter! We chat about drag racing, school, run-ins with umpires, and what Josh was like growing up.
On today’s episode of The Daily Talk Show, we discuss:
– The Master At The Lights
– Holden and the supercars
– Richard in school
– Richard’s run-ins with umpires
– Raising Josh
– Growing up in a religious household
– Driving old cars
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It's the daily Talk Show Episode 617 on the great man Richard Janssen
Thank you master at the lights. Oh What's up?
Why do it truth to what? You are the master at the lights or might have been 20 years ago or 30 years ago. Did you have any other Did you have any nicknames?
Yeah, will tell me that
well he's nicknames he's password. Unless you've changed if you updated that. Yeah
no, I'm not gonna say that one.
It's pretty easy to find someone's passport social engineer nearing Yeah.
Look at you kids. Dogs. Exactly. And so what was the nickname other than the password but don't tell us that one. Dig digging for Richard
Richard, and you extrapolate Decatur Richard? I've always wondered Oh, my miles yeah
it's a British thing, isn't it? Yeah, well can we look that up? How do you get DEEK from Richard
she couldn't be here without the cash. You gotta happy Harry and dodge the guy. I forgot about George's nickname he's gonna nickname man dogs I love dogs will take a while for the dog is pretty good. Yeah, it has nothing to do with cars. So what you're thinking is you know, he could be a dodgy bastard
and happy happy bastard. Yeah, but not on Sundays this EPS coming out on Sundays.
But I feel like those two markets you know two markets that shared abuse because main George on the couch next to each other because like those two markets
She had a piece from the balconies as a compliment. I think it look like
what are you saying on the white? You were gonna tell me some news or something going up the stairs. What was that about? I can't remember the giant potatoes for sale. I did say that. Yeah, it does it come with the land. Yeah, I think so. No big shop or something. So you're buying the business. You're buying the land. It's a landmark in Australia. Not that giant potato. Never heard of it. Never heard of it. Giant banana is probably the most famous one is
pineapple. Pineapple. Pineapple. Big koala. Yeah, the big banana though. coffs Harbour is one at Cobra.
Cobra. Koala American. No. Now we did the tomato. The strawberry. That's
tandra No. So we did it didn't episode from there. It's up that way. Talking news. There was some big motor sport news, which is one of the reasons why we've gotten you on. There's many more reasons than that. But that was
Good timing, very appropriate timing for someone. That is a, what do you call yourself? A common a common Yama common? July
you know, a grow up with Holden. And what you were alluding to is really, really sad. die for Australian heritage Really? Is it? Absolutely. Why if someone that isn't connected in any way other than getting in an Uber or driving their own box, so suppose Holden was the first really truly Australian car manufacturer, and you know, they started in the, the 1850s as a settle rig company and
went to the 2020s, mid 20s when they started building cars for
for Chevrolet under the Holden brain using a chassis and mighdal they are
bodies here in Australia and
will to get in the way, light around and then after the war,
you know the effects was born in 1948. So that was really impetus part of
the Australian motoring heritage really grew and grew. And, you know, I mean, most young family back in the day probably drove Holden's, we had like a veil. waggon vaycay waggon my first car was a veil. Yeah, veil Komodo. What was your first car Richard?
first car I owned was not the one you stole.
Well, I used to drive my mother's car
as you do when you younger Yeah. So yeah, the first car I had was HR Holden, but it was actually a custom car. It was
a convertible. That was
modified by a gentleman who was a design guy at GM. And his name was Jerry Sweeting. And he had built by a guy called Dale Fisher in about 1971. So it was only about three years old when it was was actually built. And yeah, it was a great car. You know, I had that was the modification. I took the roof off the convertible, it wasn't a convertible now they're not a convertible car they were affordable car like a soft top or was a soft top Yeah, yeah. And, and it was pretty much started out from as a utility hija utility and so like a huge Is that what you told? Yeah, you Yeah, yeah. So did they have a tray on the back? No. They what they did was they were a bit
was a bit strange because that had had a bonnet on the booth as well.
The front so you engines know we should do you know, but it was quite an interesting car it was a was a classic custom for its time in the 70s. So you bit of a convertible guys well because you've got the what's the car that you have the 68 Impala. It's very impressive. And so what's the relationship with Chevy? And Holden then emerged out through the eyes of being an Australian because I remember growing up and we had the SS, the Holden SS Commodore, the tiger colour, which was a big deal. The only one is how many like we're one of the first to have it in Victoria, where we It was one of the first 50 that came into the country. Yeah, and so we had that, but we talked a lot about changing the houlton badge. fishes for chef. Controversial this week, obviously. Yeah, yeah. And I suppose nowadays, you know, we were having a bit of a joke at work saying all the
Everyone's gonna put Holden badges on the ships. Yeah.
Where does the Holden logo come from? Is that a lion? Lion? Yeah, I'm not sure the, the actual
true meaning of where it came from, but it was, you know, Holden was a derivative of a sub company of General Motors. So I keep laughing about how I asked, Hey, get rid
of cackling to myself, but I want to find it when it come when I google it, it comes up with Richard Richmond dick. So just
Rick got it. So, I mean, because it is because payda brockie loved like following here. Yeah, Brock was just, he was the epitome of anything that had to do with Holden. It was a brilliant driver and probably one of the best that's ever, ever been around in in Australian motorsport.
Really He's a legend does he die in his prime Tony It was after he was after his prime but he was still you know like once a good steer always a good steer. That's what I say every day.
And so, and you even when you were you got the nickname master of the lines. It but it really wasn't while it was on VHS
tape constantly were you? What car was that? That was my roadster a Shiv roadster road. Yeah, yeah. And so you had a you had the the Roadster? And then
you drag riced like a statesman? Yeah statement. So Holden
it's like looking back. That's pretty bargain. Isn't it? Like The Statesman day the turning a statesman into a rags to a drag car because there's something about putting like a cab that almost looks a bit stocky and shouldn't be there but can rip everybody is that
wasn't really it was it was really
Just a case of circumstances because
the gentleman that in spare parts that GM, at the time had a mule car with a mule car is one that they use for engineering development. And that was a mule calf or was actually interior development at the time. And they'd finished with it and they said, Well, you want it to convert into a drag. She changed up the engine and everything we we did the we we chose a particular class that was a higher level of class that I had been running, which was
in what they call group two was a class called superstock. So you are renting, renting that for a few years. Is there any money in
this way to become a millionaire in suit in drag racing or motor sport is the start as a billionaire
like that it's definitely not work. Work. Not
And so the GM stuff did that all come out off the back of your dad? Yeah, yeah. So dad, he started work at Holden in 1951 when he came out to Australia, and he stayed there for 42 years and when they started tipping people out who were a bit older
basically they you know, the younger younger guys who with all the uni degrees and that come along and say well, now you guys we don't want you What did he did do that? It was material, a material controller. So in spare parts so he looked after bringing in product
the spare parts for the spare parts operation. So yeah, just controlling all that coordinating. And I suppose back back then and I've been through it myself is is back then you you don't have
The simplicity of emails and digital transmission of data. Everything was either by mail or fax or, you know, I'm in the comedy drama down there.
So, from that point it was, you know, it was it was a had a big team of people a lot lot greater than what you would for that same job now, it's crazy, isn't it? What I'm what we always did, he worked in July. Now he worked was forward so he started in fisherman's bend, yeah, Port Melbourne. And then when they built the factory in in dandenong, it moved out to Danny on
just I think it was just after he got married. So he was living in Glen lively then we he they built a house in Springville north. And so from about 1959 I think it was
He was from spring roundels going to Danyoung. And, and back then, it was interesting because General Motors even had its own train station. While I yeah. And people didn't drive
it well, there was thousands and people you know, like before the massive automation of, of production lines, you know, was just people you know, it was people that created a car wasn't robots or anything like that Facebook have their own ferry system over in San Francisco. And even Pixar when I visited there, they had their own bus or whatever, they bring people around. What's the train station now? Do you know? Did it just become a sort of like a local general? No, no, it's, it's not used at all. And it was like, there was a train station for sandin races as well. So drag racing has been an interesting thing. In Victoria.
We used to go to
Cold a park? Yep. heathkit Yep. And what's the same Is there a drag racing scene in Victoria anymore?
Some people would say yes, in the heat kit is still around just for
but not injure approved racing. But there's a lot of eighth mile tracks. Generally drag racing is a quarter mile 1300 and 20 feet.
Now there's a lot of eighth mile race tracks mainly because of the ability to put it onto a smaller package of land. Because land is such an expensive commodity now. So
there's tracks in Portland, Danny warrnambool, Swan Hill, middle Jura
pain style. So all of these little tracks are around but they still
Don't have the ability to draw upon the millions of people that are in Melbourne. So and that's the that's the problem is is that Melbourne as a city is so wide and spread cold, the rice White was great was brilliant. And what it needed was another race way over the southeast and suburbs. And if there was that, it would have been great, but
the changes with the way that the colder race was managed, and the relationship with the governing body just meant that it just didn't work. You know, you Bob Jane, who owned colder race where he was,
shall we say, a prickly fella to deal with? Yeah. And, and it was, it was difficult for them
to keep it going, you know, like when I was racing, there would be 50,000 people there on a night Chase.
You know, what us what that meant? So that was the best years really were before jostling on
the bed 92 through till about 97 Yeah, some great youth. Yeah. And it was a really, really strong. And in actual fact, drag racing was really a major threat to other forms of motorsport in Australia in particular, like the way the suit because nowadays, you get enormous crowds so because but I'll tell you what, if it wasn't cooked up by
Bob Jane in Victoria
supercars, I don't think would be as strong as they are now, because it was the fact that drag racing lost its momentum. And there always is going to be you know, something loses its men, men.
Another thing gains momentum. So
is it because of, of in Judah, a very strong, strong public support over the last, you know, probably 1015 years. But I think that's coming to a bit of an end now. So is that Yeah, with the with Holden ceasing to exist in Australia? Yeah. What does that mean for supercars? Well, I'm not an expert on the supercar side but you follow Holden in the supercar? Yeah, yeah. And and so who so there's Ford and Holden, are there any other the Nissan Nissan no longer jTr in the right.
So when when supercars open up the doors to other manufacturers, you had you Your, your Falcon, and you your Commodore and then Volvo came along.
So that was not a factory team. As such it was a upholster team in conjunction with Gary Rogers, where does that go to Paul starting? So Pollstar is like a HSV arrangement for Holden. So Pollstar is the version for Volvo. Okay. Sure. Yeah.
And then you had the Mercedes.
Like, based on really like an a 63 type car. Well, that was totally not connected with Mercedes at all. But it was connected, obviously with Betty klemming. co. Who owns the pin right team. Now a lot of fancy names. You mentioned a lot of names. Yeah. Right. In right. The brand is also a time. Yeah. Yeah. So she she JCC three now that and that was called the arabist team. So
they used Mercedes VI and then the the Nissen
Which was really run that was a factory. Nissen team ran out of the Kelly workshop. And that was they used a Nissen ultimate which
they never came out with the Viet and those guys in Australia but the supercars went to this car of the future style arrangement which they tried to equalise everything to make it close racing. And the controls that they had to put in there were quite arduous for the for the teams. And in essence, I think that the, the,
the demise of some of the other teams was you know the, the difficulty in meeting the requirements of what supercars had. So then came the Mustang because supercars wanted to have a current model car, you couldn't run a car that was no longer in production and went forward
Went out of production.
I they basically said, Well, you know, you can't use the Falcon anymore. You got to have another car. So there's pulling Commodores from so they said, Well, yeah, they've got a contract. They can do it for two years after the end of into production. So they'll, they'll essentially run them again for this year, and possibly next year. Well, the juiciness was that they announced the collapse of the written, ceasing production of Commodore, and they hadn't spoken to the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister.
Previous prime ministers have been giving tax breaks or minutes before I think they announced it. I sent him an email. I didn't check his email. Yeah, they're in severe debt, giving them breaks. Yeah, I think that that's a real hard one because
Toyota received massive amounts of money so did forward is bullshit for all of them to begin with.
This stuff is Tesla's not getting money from the American government. They're meant to be. The Americans do it a little bit differently, though, you know, it's not the same. It's, you know, you look at in Germany, they're like they they get assistance over there through cyber ups. And yeah, there's, there's always assistance given to big manufacturers in what is holding just like GM is holding just an American company. Olden was the Australian company that was part of the GM organisation. And so do you think, though, that those rebates and all the support that the government was giving, was it really just propping up
obviously an American company that's providing jobs for Australians, but you would never know.
A friend of mine? He would know. And he was quite close to Holden
He was in charge of the motor sport connection with
with Holden and supercars
and he's very very knowledgeable person and I think that
if you want to get into more in depth stuff about you know the the workings of the way Holden and and a lot of the manufacturers work he's he's definitely a man too but my headline guys you know we're headline guys all these guys are pretty good headline is human headline. He's like Darren Hinch
except these can't have it. That's Darren's given headline. That was his Nick, what do you call him? Darren Hinchey there was a Darren? No, I couldn't know Darren. So I thought you said you know I call him probably Darren. And then I tried Darren, and he called me he liked which was there.
So moving on stuff for a bit
what's what's funny is what are you thinking? I'm gonna show I'm just gonna throw it over to the Bronx on the catch. Any questions for Josh Janssen father, what's a gasket? No no no
gasket relating to a joshan you know braiding a boy like him with let's start with a gasket question give us a 10 second answer.
Okay doesn't know well that's it. That's an interesting one. gasca can be a number of things. It's just the other day Tommy said, blown a head gasket and I was like, oh,
what he's talking about there is the is it is a compound of material between two pieces of metal that allows it to move slightly, very, very slightly, but creates a seal for the cylinders. And the water and the oil. You're in trouble if it blows it. Richard is
George, any question about about Josh? Yeah, anything that you curious about? I mean, I got plenty
What did you think about Josh being best friends with all these teachers? A good good one
didn't really worry me. That's good. Did you know about it? Well yeah, well
well yes and no what's different to I went to a girl like my teachers were great. He went to a Catholic schools where you don't want to be friends with you want to sort of run out as soon as you can. Yeah.
But it's still doing the whip back in that day. Yeah. Yeah. Strap in the witness. All strap on the kind Did you get it a bit? Oh, no, I tried to avoid it was the most trouble you ever got in at school.
Probably exploding things in the in the lab but
ball in a chemistry at a new chemistry when the college and the very first practice day we went there and we had to mix up zinc dust and sulphur. I'll never forget it. And you mixed it up and you put it in the little glass
test you Yeah, and you heat it up and you weren't supposed to but they didn't say don't leave it in the flame and till everyone had left it in the flame and there was things exploding because zinc Dustin cell for his flesh powder. Yeah. So what they hoping to do with it. Well, just to show us how, how those two properties Orientals don't do that anymore. Well, I'm sure they would in in chemistry. But yeah, we went to chemistry practice once that year, and that was it.
So in the end, what we used to do is we used to go up to
Cell bs the
the chemical supply company up around the corner and we used to buy our own stash of zinc dust and sulphur and make flesh powder
rocket that would send said off guard and across the over the years. He's obsessed with fireworks.
When I was young, probably you sit in your seven year you seven got the order form from business in
camera and you can jot down all you want for your fireworks and send it off. Did you ever do that? No. The only thing I ever did was
I used to bring him back from when I raced in Adelaide because you could buy him in Adelaide. Remember?
There was those one us at that dad? There was one where it sort of you'd light it it was a rectangle or twirl up. Right? Yeah. And what do you remember what it was called Katherine's.
But my mom was very like she wasn't a fan of them.
But she's like can you use you can do it and sure enough that lit one and then knocked it as he was going off and sort of start firing at
handles. Yeah. Well there was also I bought some firecrackers from from a maid at school. And then dad found out so he said, Okay, well you can keep them but we need to test them
by that so went out to the back and he lit it and then as soon as he lit it fucking exploded. So remember that here so do
Do you know what the squeegee has to do with this show? Do you have any idea of that? squeegee
that's all I'll say. That's all good. The episode photo.
when I played footy you were the runner
work ethic was actually you had to talk about your career as a runner. How did you even get involved?
While you were playing football, so I did the fatherly duty and offered my services to the team and why did how'd you land on runner? I don't know. I think I want to lose some weight. Okay. Yeah, yeah, that's a never ending.
Battle. I made it.
Yeah, the runner was interesting runner. The runner was better than doing security. Security. What do you mean football
for the Empire going out? Well, Fox Yes. Security with you guys grow up. And so why did they need security because
the leg requested them to have security and so what so what happened was dad wasn't happy with how the Empires were going. and ended up what happened. Oh, I just having a bit of a
chat along the way and you know wasn't being rude or nasty you know just hit me to the said to the Empire going into it maybe you could see both sides of the game
and he was in a runner outfit Weren't you in? Yeah. Anyway I had to go to the tribunal
What does that mean? Like it seems it's not police it's not like you're in trouble with the law. What does it mean you have to rock up to something what was it explain what a tribunal is in a local child
was no it wasn't just the childhood was the main
they use they use the same like tribunal but he didn't turn up so young part too scared. So who did he rat on you or something and then he must have said something so you know, like I obviously I shouldn't have said something and I wasn't being rude, right? Did you put it was there a bit of my on that? Did you actually use some other words
words you should see both sides. You probably already
got his mom's many times what about the basketball? There was a
that I think that's a bit
of a story out.
Master the lights he knew a lot about like, was the cold like time reaction reaction times. And so there was point four of a second on the clock at a basketball game. And Vikings were up, which is the team that my brother played for. And wasn't the wasn't Vikings. Yeah, it was like he's but wasn't at it wasn't at Veneto club.
And there's point four of a second now the deal is that the clock starts when it touches the hand of someone within the court. Right? So when it's this point, like when there's less than, is it three minutes or a minute
gone blank less than a minute, less than a minute. It's every single time the ball goes out of court. The clock stops.
I think it could be three minutes. Could be three minutes. Anyway, the final Yeah, point four of a second. The ball gets thrown in to the court. someone catches it and then gets a three points and wins the game for the other team. And so Richard Janssen having opinions around
reaction times, and also have it being a slight pest when it comes to junior sports. You ended up having a conversation with the umpire. No, I didn't. You did? Yeah. You remember Frankie, the coach. They asked you to leave.
Yeah, you gotta keep up the reputation.
Listen, that was a long time ago. I can't remember.
It was also
horns involved we had an air horn for by the air horn, because some other time had done it previously and we thought we'd get them back
on to the, to the bus, it seems very committed to the to the whole thing
was more entertainment and
entertainment for myself and for the other fathers, you know, yeah, we used to have where we actually used to have a good time because we'd go to the vanetta Club and you'd have a few bees because that was the only place that was the only venue the venue that had alcohol said you have a few bees have a meal in it. And so unfortunately having a few bees, you tend to get a bit loopy giving a get a bit loopy and
yeah, like I remember one time there was they were playing a particular side and
we're, what we do is and this this wasn't Junior basketball, this was seniors, you know, so
God we pick on a particular person because that person would then get with Lucy shitting and get tech failed at something like that. Anyway, we're having a go at this guy, there was three of us three or four of us that would, you know, strategically place ourselves on the court, you know, Hegel and
the the guy runs past the bench and says,
What did he say? Exactly? You better tell your mates to shut back up because I've got a gun in me bag.
And yeah, so we stopped.
So it wasn't real tensity just hold you basically. Now he just got out of jail about six months prior.
We thought yeah, let's let's let's be quite good shot my
What was it like it rising Josh Janssen was it was a pleasure Really? actually was. He works not done yet. Matt you still a child? Yeah, but I'm still a child.
Like no we are we had three boys and it was it was really good and we had apart from the time when Lynn would dress everyone in the same clothes ajosh Yeah, I mean I can't remember that was right like dress everyone in the same place including money.
But now was was good. Do you think there's something about youngest children the most Yeah, yeah, they definitely.
If I guess I got to go to VCA. And listen, I know you. You tend to be you tend to learn what the
silver bullets are and what they're not what aren't and,
and I think that's the, that's the important part is as long as you make sure that they're respectful and your children are respectful and you know, understand the the true values of life, you're, you're happy and so long as they happy doing what they're doing to, and that's okay because like, I was an accountant. After 20 years I said to Linda, I said, I can't do this anymore. I need to do something else. And that's when I nearing nine and it was fees later but yeah,
yeah. So we are change, change trades and jobs and ready to trade and everything. So, yeah, it was, it was interesting. Interesting. What do you think of? I've never asked her about faith and religion. What do you think like growing up in a Catholic household in a school? Um, yeah. So
Mom and Dad were your grandparents as you know, we're very very religious and Nana had what like
probably 18 priests or something I was a 999 piscean rule
Yeah, but and her her brother was a
not just a brother But brother brother my work was a work but
hey work with Brother Brother.
But yeah, he he was a brother for the Palatine
missions and I just expect because the guys that know the work work joke is the other day I said dad calls me and he's got a real thing about like, whether we're making money or whether we're doing the daily talk show and so he said, How am I I, you know, busy with work? He's like, work work.
And so that's
what is it brother
like a price but not not as far as I am dead brother, he was a priest or a Franciscan monk. So, Francis Franciscan monk that was an order of the price of
Catholic the order of Christian priesthood. So they used to do a lot of ministry, things over in India and Pakistan and things like that. So, yeah, so I grew up in a pretty,
pretty religious household. I had to do the old altar boy thing and
but then, and when I went to a Catholic,
college Catholic Primary School Catholic college,
we had to learn Latin, so I learned Latin for four years pretty useless, isn't it? Oh, no, not really.
Within big Latin for me I wouldn't have a clue what to expect it back then what could what was it was a Latin for like what would you use it for? It helps you with the English language learning English language and the defining of words in the English language you can you can actually see the derivatives of
but it was interesting we used to have to translate
the Bible from Latin into English. And it was funny when
I think about form for so a year was the I don't know now,
like 1516 k Yeah, so we used to do that. And we used to have to translate out of, of Latin into English and we all never forget we translated the ascension into heaven, which is the section of the Bible. And it was a perfect description of spacecraft taking
So, then a few of us, we got into a bit of trouble actually because we, there was a thing called chariots of gods, which was about
Egyptians and, you know, all the pyramids, the pyramids and everything like that. So we got into a lot of trouble at school back. What did you do? You bet you, you implied that there was aliens were involved in. Oh, yeah, yeah, absolutely.
Which what undermines the
Absolutely, yeah. Because that's not true. Like, it's not another thing. I say equal call with Nvidia. And so you So was that were you pretty disenfranchised by the whole thing at that point?
yeah. Because we never really we didn't go to church, then your sisters, but it's all Yeah, but the difference there was was
Lynn's family was not really religious.
It all so
you guys got baptised and what does that get me by the way and get you can get into like a you can get into Catholic schools. Yeah. Why didn't you sign me up for MCC?
The MCC? Yeah, cuz I wasn't a member Yeah, but couldn't really have just signed me up. You'd have to be paying for it and you know,
he gave up his him so yeah, really yeah, that's the Cricket Club, isn't it? That is area, but I've got two brothers that have it so I can go anytime with him. It wasn't pay 30 bucks, it's better with the amount I go paying 30 or 60 bucks go a couple of times for a year as opposed to 550 every year even if you don't go even it's a status thing and a lot of ways. It's definitely and I'm higher than that.
Harry, I feel like you'd have a question. So what do you mean? gaskets pod? Sorry. Hi gaskets. Any questions?
Sure all you've listened to the shower feel is Josh just bad anything. Do you remember? Do you remember Josh is back the head the salt of the morning morning Stalin?
Yeah, that was that was funny.
I don't know. I've got one. Yep.
I'm just thinking, yeah, I gave him some time with
us. Connect the dots.
Josh has done a lot of like, technological stuff like website hosting podcast hosting this event for iPad integration.
Things like filming and stuff. What's been the most annoying thing technologically was that Josh has done?
That's a good question.
Sorry, from the mic.
Funds under the
they weren't really annoying because it was
you I enjoyed you a lot when I was a kid they will you know forgot.
You know, I suppose the the most annoying part was the camera in your face when it was like 12 years old and it was constantly in your face. Especially Lynn had that more than I did because I just go to work and
40 it was the 50th I did the couldn't have been 40 it was it was it now wasn't 4040 if you did the Dracula Dracula thing that you see 50 earth I did a video where I followed you around in nine work. Remember I did that video? Oh, yeah. Yeah, I was sort of in the style of Ryan. What have Ryan Shelton
Right live stuff and so it had dead with the boggling head and so I made my dad Richard Janssen
still got that. Yeah, I'd have it somewhere we should put it on like it's definitely got copyrighted musical library. A link, unlisted, link. Yeah, that would be fun. What other annoying things I do. Be honest. lean into it. Oh, no, not at the hang sheet
with the funeral Yeah, yeah, well, you know, you'll learn and live and learn right? Yeah. What's the lesson?
Well, I haven't done that seen several
other things what do you what do you remember?
From a you probably should prompt him beforehand with some.
Yeah, remember on the way home? Yeah, I will. I'll bring him out.
Now, I know I think
That the camera filming was probably there. And you know when you did ratos life and
that was a pretty hard time for you. Yeah, hats off to you what you did the early hours to do like five hours a night editing krassin eight and then in the middle of the night not much has changed.
That's all we have George. Yeah.
What about confirmation on a story that involves Jake and a car, which will have his order. He took the car, he took it to a party or something which car was it? What was my blue AK huge and he
he took the party, the car out. And I came home a couple of days later. And I was on the computer in the back room. And I saw these I was looking through and that some pitches came up. And it was the of the YouTube channel.
and where were you flicking through was on the main Kodak software like
and and it was the minute doing a Burnett
so went outside had a look at the tires though brand new and bold
so anyway I yeah I came in and I said I Jake said Come with me and I don't know whether he knew what was going on he
said look what happened to the toys
and I said I think I know I said a picture of the car doing burnouts
and he goes I look good didn't
begin the straight drags. Why don't you talk about that much but you can't get locked up near yes on principle
freeway Prince this hallway. We used to rice a lot. Back in the days. Well, the law. I mean, the laws were different. There was just less police presence. I know the laws were different. And they were Yeah, it was hadn't written them. They didn't. Yeah, they exist. Because this is a you wouldn't
you wouldn't lose your car or anything like that back when, when we were doing it, we're talking. It had like 70s and, and early 80s and things like that. That's when always sort of, but then I went legit and we will have a proper Drag Racing Club
dandenong drag racers Club, which is no longer unfortunately. But that had a very big membership and it was everyone who were who and that the whole thing was was to promote getting off the street and was that someone did you have someone die doing it? Not any bad cop
accidents are annoying. Me. Yeah. Well, just as he with a straight rank, not with straight dregs
mate of mine
an accident where he got killed.
So yeah, so that was not good that but that was that was not that long ago really 10 years ago, but that was in a hot rod. Yeah, yeah. The Hot Rod thing like Kevin Hart,
the American comedian he he got he fucked up. He is his calendar. Yeah. Okay. Good. Do you think about that in regards to safety of the you drive around old cars all the time. They're like, apparently, I was watching some taco who was and there was a police officer who sort of worked. I think it might have been route 66 or wherever it was. It was just like he had a collection of the absolute destruction of people. Just like
Just their heads in fucking steering wheels and just really crazy shit. Do you think about that when you driving these cars around? No, you wouldn't draw them otherwise Maya, I've got my head wrists. Like it gets severe whiplash, how they still legal like, when when it's not meeting safety standards of you couldn't produce a car like that for today and sell it as a brand new same as same as anything around though, isn't it? You know, like there's a lot of products that come onto the market, not just cars, but that don't meet the current
nanny state requirements of
society nowadays, you know? Yes, admittedly, cards are very, very safe nowadays. But, you know, it's,
I understand and I accept that cause
you know, with all the new electronic
PS, gadgets and gizmos and
things like that, that they, they are a lot safer and, you know, crumple zones and airbags and everything like that, but
as a mate of mine would say hi Yeah, but I look cool driving these
days. It's what you think you'll ever change like, do you think they'll remove these old cars being allowed to go on the road? I really hope not the culture that's been your whole life. Yeah, it is a culture and and it's and it's a business
Australia really is huge in the US is huge in the US. But in Australia, it's really really big. Now dissect, you've got the demise of the manufacturing of cars. But one thing that we do have here in Australia is the aftermarket for cars is enormous. You know, this is a bit when
20,000 cars plus random that come into Australia from the US. Really? Why is that old left hand drive cars? Really? Yeah, old cars. So what's the deal? So left hand drive, you can have a left hand drive vehicle. Yeah, without having a sticker on the back. If it's how old 25 years or older, older than 25 years. You don't have to put the stick in it. Yeah. Have you ever been pulled over and with a booze bus? And they've Yeah, they went at Lynn
and she got a nice laugh and she goes, Oh, wait a minute. So talk to that guy. And he wasn't very impressed. I'm really yeah. fed a few well cuz I don't know the law. And then just thinking this guy.
Yeah, like, that probably wouldn't impress because the fact that they have got to go around in between another car and that is a risk that name. So you know, I can't understand why
under 25 years old, cannot be driven on the road simas and over 25 year old it doesn't really make sense.
And for instance, the cars are traditionally a right hand drive car, but you can drive from Germany or France or any way over to England. You think that's why because the Mustangs are very expensive at night because they have to now the Mustangs are reasonably priced and afford it for did a very very good job take my head off to them. They did a magnificent job on getting the mastering in to replace the Falcon Isn't it like as 80,000 55,000 but so many of them right you look at the cost of the Camaro what the HSV Yeah, I just based on the Camaro 400 hundred and 10 hundred and 20,000 effects buying HSV about price. Well that's right.
You know, like the dreaming that as, as Michael Keaton would say, Tell me if I can dream it, you know,
it's just crazy. You know, like they, they're on drugs. They there is no reason to
it for anyone really to buy that carrots not worth hundred grand. So this not being imported from the get imported from the US it's manufactured and imported from the US. And then it goes to the Walkinshaw. HSP plant in Clayton, where they do a full conversion of it and it's done properly. But it's got you know, $35,000 worth of labour and parts in there to heal it. You know, bump the price up. It's crazy. Is this good? Do you think the stuff with Holland is going to increase the the sale price of US? Yeah, like the old ones. And 37 it's already happened. It's happened. Like over the last company leaves the
The older Holden's from a bit
Believe it or not the first model if x if it if Jays really haven't had a big, big boost, but anything after that all the way through to the L's even the ends and the Kelly Yeah, the K's and things like that they've gone through the roof. When when we're kids, you've got a shell of a car Willie's era wing and the plan was that you're going to have it ready for James my brothers formal. So that was
how many easier that would have been 20 years ago, was 17 sorry, 17 years ago because I've had it for nearly 18 years. And so that was that was the plan, had a bunch of stuff happen weren't able to make it happen. So what stage is the willies era when you now? How many are there in Australia? When will it be finished?
You thought it was going to be done? 17 years ago.
None I thought it would be done a bit 15 years
so he's moved every time they've moved house that's a fuckin organised like a where's it staying now? Where is it? It's at a place which is getting the the engineering work done for it so things are rolling along a little bit.
When do you think it will be on the road?
2022 2020 Okay. Did you sell the what's the latest? You said El Camino El Camino? Yeah. What do you reckon you spent just a rough figure on cars across your lifetime.
It's rough. Just throw the number out there wouldn't have a clue. I just throw one out there he come up. It'd be over a million dollars. You got the Chrysler, you got like all either.
I'm talking about every car, every cent you've spent on a car that you
roughly half a mil mo walk is normal. He said Yeah.
All right, well we should do.
What will come first whether you will have the willies era wing ready, or whether we'll have our cyber track from Tesla is 97 is Porter with. We'll put a deposit on the cyber track that square thing. You're kidding me.
You know what? It'll bait masti the cars that you will
zero to 100 and a bit 2.76 It's ridiculous. And if you include point four Yeah, but yeah
2.7 seconds but you can only drive it for 100 guys. No, I think it's actually got a 500 k 500 k range.
Yeah, halfway to see
if we're getting some more work, work
We'll do like the daily talk show decal decal the whole it'd be cool. Yeah. And then we'll have, if we don't have work work, well, then you lose your deposit.
Which I think that will give you the deposit back. To be honest, I think though, yeah, it's refundable. If you put a deposit on
20 grand, yeah, that's
That puts you in the line. So are they producing them yet? Well, we know No, they don't. They don't actually. We won't find out if they're coming to Australia for a little bit. I think. 2021 2022 Yeah, similar time. Yeah, that's why did you see the video of Elon Musk driving it out of I got Nobu in Malibu on night and he's just like runs over a pile on its second grade. So
it's just a humble version of Hayden Hamilton.
Version. Can't can't stand. Yeah, how was her out but this is not a hammer.
Fully electronic vehicle. Yeah be grey said was it said? Well, just because you said you connect it with, can we What if we put a Holden badge on them?
And I just said, What do you think so you've just because of what it represents, not what it represents, you know, I think the electric vehicles will be around in
a lot sooner than a lot of people realise. It's just the technology, the batteries and
the understanding of the
battery or electric cars with batteries
actually produce more pollution than
an internal combustion engine on the bombshell is dropping. In short, it's a deep rabbit hole to go.
The resource goes into creating these batteries is like there's a whole bunch of that you're going to build
But if you got the infrastructure around like renewable energy and you good really good network that's that's the problem though is is that everyone says it's about renewable energy they The problem is is that at there at the moment there's not much sun wouldn't get it out of solar panels it's like wind they're talking talk they won't get it out of fame blight maybe they should people should start looking at all these mini nuclear reactors and maybe Duran What do you suggest which is turn the fucking lights off?
Everyone just turn the fucking lights off.
That was a big issue though back in the day for us are leaving lights on. You know, it costs money. I still I still think about that shit.
Now, but I think that the whole pollution aspect
is definitely something that's going to be considered. But why is it up to Australia
to be the
leader when we represent 1.2% of the pollution that is relative to the greenhouse gas, I guess. Lucky watch a lot of Sky News.
Exactly what a
good blood choppers.
Tony joins like the old Tony Jones.
on that night, Richard Yeah, you have to come back in Yeah. I'm enjoying this will have to get lean in and as well next time Hey, what was your appointment? You know?
She was meant to be. Yeah. Was it was my fault.
He said you had a conversation about it? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, I never told her a bit.
It was very loose. Sort of it was a general commerce. Yeah, it was it was general conversation and I never told her about it. And
now she's not here, but we'll get back separately. And then I think the two of you great. I love that. So before we go Josh Fincher IP. Oh, yeah. Do you not live intro IPS, Richard venture, venture V and T. Ri. I paid you know what a web host is? Yeah. What's a web host? A host for your web? Yeah. What does it do? What do you think a web because you pay UFC? Yeah. For a domain name. JOHN. Yeah. Do you know how many Josh has gone? Oh, maybe 50. Yeah.
Well, I've got the chance and calm today. Yeah. Yep. Thank you know.
You don't know that. Richard. Always email addresses is connected with that. So what do you think a web host is? Oh, you're obviously hosting
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Main name. Yeah. And so Ventra IP is one of our sponsors and partners. Okay. And so if you use the code, TD Ts and check it out if you get shared web hosting, which is imagine if you've got like a web server, which is just a computer. Yeah. It's a bit of overkill for your whole website to have its own computer. You don't need that. Yeah, yeah. And so, shared hosting is like, Okay, well, let's put a few websites on one computer. Yeah, it's economically you know, it's cheaper. Yeah. So if you use tdt so check out your shared hosting you get 50% off on your first year. I reckon we could probably organise a walk through the building getting Mary Warren for you, Richard, for the other girls, but maybe found a barber. I do that you have
fluffy. Got that. That's got a good internal inside swing games room. So maybe watch the draft fall off the swing.
We didn't even get it man I'm just remembering all these stories there was one time where dad
factor the amount of time that we needed and so he had to create a whole garden bit like it was meant to have the whole you know, side yard was meant to be grass went from 8020 80% grass.
Remember that was annoying it was
suddenly like a scream later. 64 any other stuff on the energy stuff? How are you getting a bit fired up? Oh, no, no, that's why. That's why I covered it up because it it is it just drops off into a bit. Another thing? Yeah.
You need to be gone.
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