Hanging with Brad Whitford

Brad Whitford may not have the same level of instant recognition factor as Steven Tyler, but as soon as this world class guitarist plugs in, you know where a good chunk of Aerosmith’s sound comes from. Also a car fanatic, I put Brad to the test during a Feel The Steel segment at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas show in September, 2012. Brad mentioned he had owned a few 1967 Corvettes so that’s what I chose for him to try and identify – while blind folded. Guess what…he got it. Some folks ask, “Is Feel the Steel rigged?” No way. I kid you not. The task is really a lot easier than it looks. Try it sometime and I bet you’ll eventually get it right. The trick is this: go to the hood scoop! That’s the best tip-off. From there, you need to have a good understanding of grille shapes and textures. But this is real folks!

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About Steve Magnante

You can call me Steve Mags, it’s easiest that way. You’ve watched me on the Barrett-Jackson auction block for the past eight years on SPEED TV. You’ve read my technical and feature stories in HOT ROD, CAR CRAFT and MUSCLE CAR REVIEW magazines (and many others). You’ve seen my books; “How-To Build Altered Wheelbase Cars”, “Rusted Muscle; A Collection of Derelict Dream Machines” and “Steve Magnante’s 1,001 Muscle Car Trivia Facts” (which comes out in June, 2013). I am an automotive journalist, automotive historian, drag racer, car builder and TV host with over 20 years in the business.

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