YCETS: Hot Rods and Engines and Dames, Oh My!


Sister Aimee Semple McPherson

You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is a weekly podcast series produced by Kim Cooper and Richard Schave in which the Esotouric founders talk with L.A. personalities about the city’s myths, contradictions, and inspirations.

This week, Richard and Kim speak with Gale Banks, car engineer extraordinaire and holder of eleven world speed racing records. They also sit down with the current curator of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Parsonage and Heritage Center on Echo Park Lake, Jackie Miller.

In this exclusive clip, Banks dives into the custom car culture of the fifties, recalling everything from the souped up engines to the poodle-skirted gals riding shotgun.  

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Richard and Kim share highlights from the You Can’t Eat the Sunshine podcast every week at CityThink.