photo courtesy Dennis Gage, My Classic Car
Greg Williams, For the Calgary Herald
Published: Friday, February 23, 2007
Dennis Gage is the affable mustachioed host of My Classic Car, the popular car culture series currently seen on Speed Channel.
Gage had no formal TV training when he met My Classic Car creator Brad Kimmel. After putting together a pilot episode, Gage didn’t think anything would come of the endeavour. But, as he says, “We’re currently in production of our 12th season, which is 13 more than I thought we’d do.”
Gage’s background is diverse. He’s played guitar and trumpet in numerous bands, and has opened for Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook. Gage also has a PhD in chemistry and has worked in product development at both Proctor & Gamble and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
However, Gage loves all vehicles, four-wheeled and two-wheeled, and his boundless enthusiasm is what makes My Classic Car memorable.
We caught up with Gage to ask him to talk about his favourite topic — anything with wheels. He’s appearing this weekend at the World of Wheels, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.