Sam’s Bio


Sam's GarageSam Memmolo is a 45+ year veteran of the automotive industry, and is well known in business circles from the O.E.'s to the aftermarket and performance segments. Radio - Sam hosts and produces syndicated "Sam's Garage Radio Show". The show provides consumers + shop owners with a wide spectrum of advice, industry news, and product awareness, all presented in an easy to listen to entertaining format. Syndication allows "SAM'S GARAGE" to be heard on several radio stations across the nation, and also via the internet. Sam is "The Name" in automotive talk radio, and has provided help and information for the past 27 years. Not many broadcasters have the luxury of both radio and television, but Sam does! TV - Sam currently co-hosts Motorhead Garage on Velocity. Sam wrote and co-hosted the incredibly successful TV show "Shadetree Mechanic" on TNN. Shadetree Mechanic had a terrific run of 190 episodes spread over 8 years. Later Sam wrote and co-hosted "Crank and Chrome", also seen on TNN. Sam Memmolo, along with his pal Dave Bowman, set the benchmark for automotive TV programming. Crank and Chrome enjoyed 52 episodes. Next Sam went on to become Executive Producer and Host of "Two Guys Garage" on SPEED. Two Guys Garage is still in production after 8 years on SPEED.  Sam has also be seen with Dennis Gage on "My Classic Car" on SPEED and TNN alike. "Shadetree Mechanic" had a cult-like following and enjoyed very strong ratings. TNN's viewership included 80 million households in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, in addition to Canada and Australia. With the 8 year run of "Shadetree Mechanic", 2 years of "Crank and Chrome" and 8 years at Two Guys Garage, Sam's 22 year fasigyn as a nationally recognized automotive expert. Sam's popularity and respect comes from all segments including performance, hot rod, street rod, and restoration enthusiasts. All this is an added plus to the scores of "traditional" consumers who tune in Sam's Garage Radio each week. Sam’s  TV audience includes a wide spectrum of consumers, enthusiasts, professional technicians and shop owners  in the United States and Hawaii, in addition to Canada and Australia. With the 8 year run of 190 episodes of “Shadetree Mechanic”, 2 years of “Crank and Chrome” and 208 episodes spread over 8 years at Two Guys Garage, Sam’s 25 year fasigyn as a nationally recognized automotive expert. Sam’s popularity and respect comes from all segments including performance, hot rod, street rod, and restoration enthusiasts. All this is an added plus to the scores of “traditional” consumers who tune in Sam’s Garage Radio each week.   Sam’s radio audience includes a wide spectrum of consumers, ranging from folks who may not want to lift the hood, to serious do-it-your-selfers, professional technicians, shop owners, and business professionals coast to coast. Sam’s advice is respected and renowned allowing him tremendous impact with his audience. This loyal following is no accident. It’s the result of years of consistently good programming, straight talk and solid honest advice. Adding value to Sam’s Garage Radio Show was the addition of Sam Mahdavi of Mahdavi Motorsports fame.  Mahdavi is well known as a builder of awesome cars featured in many movie series such as the “Fast and Furious” series as well as “Let’s be Cops” movie. Sam holds titles to two drag racing championships and has a thriving automotive service center in Lilburn GA.  His shop has been voted the “Best of the Best” for five consecutive years by the community business leaders.   Sam Mahdavi is a well-respected force in the diagnostic and turbocharging arenas. ASE logoSam's credentials include ASE Master Auto Technician certification with Advanced Drivability rating. With over 45 years of hands on experience, Sam has owned and operated 2 very successful automotive service centers and he has a diverse sales and marketing background. Sam was a Regional Service Manager for SAAB-SCANIA of Sweden. He later joined ALLEN TESTPRODUCTS as a technical instructor. His almost 10 years with ALLEN took Sam nationwide, as the Division Training Manager. He keeps technically current and continues to conduct training classes, seminars, and consults with several businesses. He also writes for industry and enthusiast publications.
On a personal note, Sam and his wife Diana live in the woods of the South East with their Hot Rods and Beloved Animals, Hot Rod, PickUp, Roger Ramjet, Lucy, MeatBall, Sister, Adam West, and PinStripe.

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