The Car Guy with Jack Fortner

Barbeque Day! Rick always brings something interesting. Today it’s a gas barbie and they’re roasting marshmallows — wearing their new “Never Done Garage” tee shirts.










Fourth of July 2020. The guys with their cars, all red, white and blue (except for Waldo)! Rick’s white VW Vanagon. Karsten’s white Cadillac Allante convertible. John’s blue Subaru BRZ. Our friend Steve’s 2019 red Corvette. Fun, fun, fun!



Click here to view the cars from the animal kingdom from a recent episode.


The Whole Gang. Our guest for the day Steve Rogers, Rick Steiner, Jack the Car Guy, Pam, Karsten, Cindy and John. 1-18-20



Jack, the Car Guy, Jan. 16, 2021, pt. 2

Jack, the Car Guy, Jan. 16, 2021, pt. 1

Jack, the Car Guy, Jan. 9, 2020, pt. 1


How many grown men does it take to install one hood on a Willys pickup?


Huh-oh, guys and gals. Look at our newest entry. Gary Hagar has a workbench and garage that we all dream about. Anybody for pool?





Listener Roger Potter sent his shop picture. I don’t see any big issue here. We have a refrigerator, cooler and at least three chairs — What’s the problem? I think I even see his Mustang buried in the back.





Good ole Rick Steiner’s shop. And he did NOT clean it up for a picture. It’s like this all the time.




After and before, a never-get-done work area of listener Dick Wendel. Appears to still be room to walk.

This is our Australian correspondent, Dan Steiner’s, work area. He says it’s cluttered. Looks good to me. Dan is a master wood workers.


Two anonymous listeners who think that their wives don’t already know. Definitely room for improvement.


Old, old, old vintage tool box mentioned on Jack the Car Guy. Restoration complete with reinforced bottom and inside floor. Also, special distressed paint and graphics. A labor of love. Is now full of grinders, disks and accompanying wrenches. August 2020



Jack and Cory in front of his 2008 GMC that Jack is updating, with new paint scheme. Thanks to young Cory, some beautiful old school pinstriping.




Is this not a work of art? New window crank for Waldo.










Car Guy stay-at-home projects.
New welding table, inch and a quarter thick, with vice.
New mirrors on Waldo.






Ike is missing Karsten. Keeping his chair warm.



So many cars, so little time.








In my neverending quest for organization and cleanliness in the Never Done Garage, this is my new nut and bolt shelf. Vintage metal cans full of nuts, bolts and washers. How more organized can you get?




This is where a file goes to hide when a wire brush takes it away from you. 1-21-20



No power, no water, no lights, no heat, but yet, Jack the Car Guy was on the air Saturday, Jan. 11, with his show. Due to extreme winds and storm damage, power was out to thousands in the Twin Lakes area over the weekend.



Jack the Car Guy has been on a New Year’s cleaning purge of the Never Done Garage. This is what’s accomplished so far. 1-11-20



Matt has a cold and the Car Guys don’t want to catch it over the air waves. 1-4-20





Red Plaid Shirt Day. John and Jack in their matching $8.88 Walmart shirts.


Everybody’s here! Dick, Karsten, Cindy, Rick on motorcycle, Rick’s Australian brother Dan, John and the back of Jack’s head. 6-22-19.


In 2019, Rick decided to bring a different “chair” to sit in for several weeks. Here he is with his faithful dog, Ike, in a rubber raft. 8-17-19.

Cowboy Rick.

The Green Hand.

The Great Kayaking Experience.

The Hanging Chair. Yes, he took the liberty of installing the big hook in our ceiling.


Rick is a Mountain Home Bomber fan. So is Ike!


Jack had the pleasure of flying in Diamond Lil, a WW2 B-24 bomber, at Branson Airport on 9-21-19.





Jack's Waldo the Wonder Willy

Jack’s Waldo the Wonder Willy

Jack the Car Guy lives in Yellville and has loved cars and all things mechanical since childhood. He purchased his first car, a 1930 Model A sedan, when he was 12 years old, with his lawn mowing money. He has never stopped collecting, now owning 11 cars, 6 tractors, several stationery engines and projects too many to ever finish. He has worked in all phases of the automotive industry, from sales to repair, and most recently worked for Carroll Shelby Enterprises, servicing Goodyear Racing Tires to the NASCAR circuit.   Jack is currently Arkansas State Representative for District 99.  Jack says he never met a car he didn’t like – he just likes some better than others.

The show is for the gearheads in our listening area to be able to find out where events are happening, ask a question or two and perhaps learn something new each week.

Listen to The Car Guy Saturday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 on KTLO-FM. Click on the date above to hear that show. Click below to listen to past episodes!

Click here to send Jack a question

Click here to view a 1965 film titled “The Hot Rod Story.”

Jack and Pam recently visited the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Click here to learn more.

All right let’s see how you do. Be honest with yourself. See how you do. The average score is 73%. This will really rattle the cobwebs in the ‘ol brain. The Car Guy got 88%.

Click here to look at maps of Route 66.

Click to view the Model T Club of America website: Often mentioned on the show and full of lots of useful info!

Check out this article from USA TODAY: The 51 longest highways in the USA

Jack’s Latest Adventure

Welcome, Dan Steiner!

Jack presents Dan Steiner, a visitor from Australia and regular listener to his radio show, with the coveted Arkansas Traveler Certificate. The certificate has been presented by state legislators to honor out-of-state visitors since 1941. The first

Jack at Eldora

Jack driving his first Model T..