The Round Six Podcast

The Round Six Podcast

A Triple Gun Award Episode of Near-Excellence

July 12, 2019


On episode sixty-seven, we head back in time to January at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, and a quick session with Darryl Hollenbeck and Zane Cullen. It's a paint all-star spectacular, and the conversation starts with a discussion of the Triple Gun Award of Excellence, and goes outrageously sideways.

Great time at a great how with great friends. It's a laid-back look at the industry through the eyes of two seasoned pro's... And three podcast hosts just trying to keep it on the rails.


  • Stuff we can't air

  • The Triple Gun Award of Excellence
    – The history of the award
    – Judging criteria
    – The three guns, Darryl Hollenbeck, Charlie Hutton and Zane Cullen

  • Mickie Galloway's design contribution

  • Brian launches the idea of bringing the past winners to one display at GNRS
    – "The Triple Mom Award"

  • Darryl's AMBR win in 2016

  • Roofies in the booth

  • Multi-generational family businesses
    – Easing into the industry

  • The recurring BMX theme as the gateway to hot rods

  • Darryl on his Dad
    – Dad's toolbox
    – Buying his Dad's old work truck back

  • First cars

  • Many, many paint puns

  • Many, many more nut jokes

  • Paint technology

  • Paint as a crutch
    – The collision shop atmosphere VS the custom paint shop

  • The barrier between passion and investing time to better your skill set

  • Brian makes the mistake of offering to go deeper

  • On being a hot rod subcontractor

  • Time management

  • "You're easy to squeeze in"

  • "The Foose episode was nothing like this"

  • A Tipper Gore refrence

  • Influences/heroes
    – Westergard
    – Bertolucci
    – Art Himsl
    – Barris

  • Starting your own business
    – Efficiency
    – A process of continuing improvement
    – Learning the hard lessons