Don & Mike
Birth of “In Wheel Time®”
- Houston needed a radio “car show” that was about more than “how to fix up an old car with cheap parts.”
- We wanted to produce a program that featured upgraded industry content from different automotive sectors and covered topics nobody else talks about like motorcycles, ATV’s and personal watercraft.
- This type of fresh perspective would broaden the listening audience, providing our advertisers with greater opportunities to reach a more diverse, upscale audience for their products and services.
- And that’s how “In Wheel Time” was born.
A familiar face and voice to Houston television viewers and radio listeners, Don Armstrong is also a seasoned automotive writer. He’s been involved in the automotive world since high school, working at a local Chevrolet dealership. He helped form a local Corvette Club, attends local and national motorsports events and car shows of all types while still wrenching at home in his garage
While anchoring the morning news on the local NBC TV affiliate, Don was asked to report on new cars in a segment called “What’s Don Driving?” The quarterly feature drew rave reviews and solidified Don’s rapport with the auto industry and Houston area viewers alike.
In 2005 Don became the Marketing and PR Manager for a Top Fuel Team that competed on the 23-race NHRA Drag Racing tour. Don Armstrong continues to write for five Houston area lifestyle magazines and is a member of the Texas Auto Writer’s Association.
Mike has been in the automotive and motorcycle industry since 1971. After becoming an ASE certified Master Technician and owning a successful automotive shop for 31 years, Mike has moved on to broadcasting and journalism.
Mike is the current President of the Texas Auto Writers Association and has written articles for outlets such as: American Driver Magazine, Texas Driver Magazine, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Focus Daily News, Bumper to Bumper, Houston Drives, and Houston Community Newspapers.
Mike also acts as Publisher and Managing Editor of American Travel and Life web magazine and Let’s Talk Wheels web magazine. Mike is a former AMA Pro Motorcycle Roadracer and motorcycles are still a big part of his life.