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New Podcast: Inaugural Class of 1978 Inductee Brian Chuchua

New Podcast: Inaugural Class of 1978 Inductee Brian Chuchua

ORMHOF inductee Brian Chuchua, Class of 1978 drops some cherry bombs on us as he tells the Jeep history from the beginning. From paying $5,000 for a Jeep franchise to participating in year 2 of Jeep Jamboree to racing the first Mexican 1000. So grateful to interview long-time history-makers in the industry. Congratulations to Brian Chuchua, a 1978 inductee into ORMHOF, Brian is why we say; legends live at  Be sure to tune in on your favorite podcast app.

5:09 – the education today is not career advancing, for sure

10:59 – I was drag racing my Jeep with the V8 at all the local drag strips                                

14:28 – I made the cover of Popular Mechanics 

17:24 – the Pan American highway existed, but the bridges did not, so you had to ford all these rivers

25:15 – I drove my Jeep up the steps of the Sydney Opera House

30:09 – we built the first Blazer and sold the name to Chevrolet

36:54 – the original SEMA was to fight the legislation on wheels

Listen to this episode of Conversations with Big Rich on Brian Chuchua's inductee page, or on your favorite podcast app.

One of Brian Chuchua's most recognizable Jeeps, Holy Toledo, has undergone a magnificent restoration under the care of current owner Dennis Sletten.


Rich Klein has recorded more than 170 episodes of his popular podcast series, Conversations with Big Rich, which is available on major streaming services.  Rich is also the publisher of 4LOW Magazine and promoter of the W.E. Rock rock crawling series.  He was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. 


ORMHOF is a proud sponsor of the Conversations with Big Rich podcast series.  We invite you to support the mission of the Hall of Fame to educate and inspire present and future generations of the off-road community by preserving the history of those who came before. ORMHOF has earned a Gold Seal of Transparency from the non-profit rating service Guidestar.  Join, partner, or donate today.  Thank you.