Matt drove an Alpina on the Autobahn and got a tour of the Alpina factory. He tells us all about the semi-secret mobility conference, where he heard talks from titans of transportation, startup visionaries, and educated skeptics. Oh, and there's coffee drones.
Then we answers questions about the ultimate 4-seat speed machine; how to make a Jimny expedition ready; monster truck vs track car; and more!
Recorded September 26, 2022
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Matt met up with Alex Roy in Germany where they are attending a conference about autonomous vehicles, transportation, electrification, and a lot more. Alex Roy once held the transcontinental driving record but now spends his time working as a consultant for Argo, a company developing autonomous driving systems. When it comes to driving, he's a well of knowledge.
Recorded September 21, 2022
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It's been a busy week! Zack gives us his take on the Aston Martin DBX; we reveal our new project car (that you could win), and we discuss why the Urus Performante even exists.
Then we answer questions about mods that make your car special, tracking a convertible vs buying a new car, the best used AWD sedan for $40k, and more!
Recorded September 15, 2022
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Matt spent the weekend in the Aston Martin DBX 707 Edition and drove an electric Shelby Cobra. Zack had a ‘90s day and drove a crazy Frankenstein Eclipse GSX and a 400HP 240SX. And we answer questions about whether or not the newest car makes the best track car; is buying a German super sedan a good use of $40k; keep or upgrade: Mazda 2 commuter edition; $500 watches; and more!
Recorded September 12, 2022
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The hilarious @zofunny Alonzo Bodden is back! Alonzo is knows motorcycle and jokes in equal measure which is to say: a lot. He walks us through his crazy bike collection which includes some funky, cool modified pieces.
We also talk about the bike he had no business buying; how he "lost" $2k on a Grom; the one car he would buy if he had $400k to spend; his new special (available on YouTube); and answer your questions.
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The Ferrari gets pranked! Zack walks us through the incredible art cars of Burning Man, from an aquatic predator to the most amazing bar on wheels. Then we answer questions about the best daily/track 4-door (CT4-V or RS3?); what track days do to your leased car; the best wagon for AWD hyper-miling; California's ICE ban; and the best car for a road-trip threesome (really).
Recorded September 8, 2022
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Matt tells us about his trip to Scotland (drivers, falcons, whiskey, oh my!), the largest non-tree, fake rabbits, and more. Then we talk about Pebble Beach 2022: Driving up in the refurbished Ferrari; which PR team is the best at drinking; Spike's live show; meeting the irritatingly impressive Mate Rimac; and how to drive home in record time.
Recorded September 6, 2022
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Should you buy a car or lease it? Can you write your car off? What does the IRS hate? How is the EV rebate changing?
We've had a lot of questions about automotive financing so it's time to bring in an expert! John McGuire is a CPA that's here to talk to us about interest rates, auto loans, bad lease deals, financing pitfalls, and why you should (or shouldn't) roll over your automotive loan.
Finances aren't exciting but money effects us all, and as they say, knowledge is power.
Dai Yoshihara is a professional driver who has competed in Formula D, Time Attack, Road Racing, and Hill Climb. And it all started with a motorcycle. Sort of.
Dai Yoshihara's path to professional driver is right out of a movie. Today he tells us how he got his start in driving, drifting, and the unlikely meeting that led to his first drift event and ultimately, his career. Dai walks us through his car history; the differences between road racing and drifting; why he loves the Pikes Peak...
Zack drove an R34 Skyling GT-R V Spec II; the audience of auction platforms; we discuss the confusing Jetta GLI; a very heavy box; and we answer questions about autocross mods, getting back up after a crash, and clothing defecation.
Recorded August 17, 2022
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Ash Thorp @ashthorp is a digital artist, illustrator and designer. Among many accolades, he did the visual design of the Batmobile for the 2022 film, "The Batman".
But he's more than that. Ash started with nothing and never got a fine art degree, be has used an eclectic mix of technology and creative thought to become a highly successful and respected member of the art community.
On the automotive side, Ash has owned over 20 cars, including an AE86, S2000, EF hatch, and a Raptor, among...
Randy Thomas Lanier is a man with some seriously incredible stories. He is a professional race car driver and convicted drug trafficker from the United States. Yes, you read that correctly. Two endeavors that grew together to heights few have experienced.
He is best known for his racing efforts in the mid-1980s, including winning the 1984 IMSA Camel GT title for the wholly independent Blue Thunder Racing team, placing 9th in the 1986 INDY 500, and becoming the Rookie of the Year at that...
Emelia Hartford might be the hardest worker in the automotive media game. She set a drag record in her turbocharged C8 Corvette, blew up a Mustang engine that's taller than a house, widened a Ferrari, started a charity foundation, and somehow finds time to move her acting career forward. We cover that, her Crown Vic racing, where her drive comes from, what she'll do with her Z06, and a lot more.
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How did Gordon Murray get his tenacious hunger of design and problem solving? How did he come to design the legendary McLaren F1? What does his new car, the T.50, do that other supercars don't? And what are those strange contraptions he built out of a boiler and a food truck? All that and a lot more will be answered in this amazing episode.
If there were a hall of fame for cars, Gordon Murray would be near the top, seated at the table of bosses next to people like Colin Chapman and Dan...
What's going on with that Toyota GT86 engine story?; Matt went to South Carolina to drive a race car; how fast we would go at Bonneville; EV popularity's impact on service centers; BMW M230i vs e46 M3; and more!
Recorded August 3, 2022
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Hertrech Eugene Jr, better known as Hert, is a staple of the HOONIGAN family and the car world. Hert is as unique as they come and he tells us the WHOLE story of how he came to be one of the premier tire shredders, from his very first car and first accident to his first engine swap, to what he's up to today. Hert has killed a few cars, jobs, and sets of tires.
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Tommy Kendall @tommykendall11 is back! The racer and broadcaster has returned. We get his take on the F1 season; his hilarious thoughts on Adrian Newey; why it's so hard to change racing but impossible to stay stagnant; the Drive to Survive effect; what confuses him about NASCAR; why drivers can have different setups but run the same lap time; his Beretta race car; helicopter parents; and more!
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This show was full of interesting insights into the life and business of a designer. Oil Stain Lab @oilstainlab is a vehicle design company founded by brothers Iliya and Nikita Bridan. They work with brands and individuals alike who want to build something truly unique. Sometimes it's a lifted Alfa Romeo, others it's a custom Porsche inspired by Can-Am madness. Whatever they put their minds, pens, and hands on, the vehicles tend to get attention.
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Recorded from Porsche Santa Clarita with our favorite car dealership king, Beau Boeckmann! @beauboeckmann
We talk about why the Mach-E update takes so long (science!); the BMW door lock solution; Porsche Santa Clarita's entry for the Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge (and why Beau doesn't care about winning), why having a Porsche 962 in your basement is scary; Matt's weird auction interest, the dealership inventory situation, supply chain ups and downs, and why people shouldn't...
A thorough review of the BMW 230i; how is the 911 Sport Classic to drive?; why the Mach-E is going in for TEN days of service; why NASCAR street circuits make sense; is the C8 still for mid-life crisis?; what hands-free driving is REALLY for; whether or not the Fiat 500 Abarth is a good first car for a new enthusiast; and more!
Recorded July 20, 2022
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Matt's been driving the BMW 230i around, the Corvette Z06 pricing is announced, a study determines the safest cities to live in (and brands to drive), Hyundai unveils some sexy concepts, the Countach might be getting a big surgery, our social media team broke down how your (and our) brains work, and we answer your questions about: 2-car solutions; defaulting auto loans; and more.
Recorded July 18, 2022
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We're back from visiting Donnie Callaway's shop of Italian cars so we have Countach and 328 updates! There was a lot more wrong than expected.
Plus, Europe wants to put a speed governor on your new car; BMW wants to charge people $18/month for heated seats; N. Carolina might get free gas pumps; Matt rode the Triumph Tiger 900; we get more insight into the CYAN steering situation; and Q&A includes:
- Lupe Fiasco's car in Autoboto
- Sultan of Brunei's special wagons and Ferraris
Matt's back from the East Coast where he spent a week testing the new Cadillac Escalade's Super Cruise! How does it compare to Ford's system and others in the space? Plus, the Farahs ordered a custom Cayenne; a Citroen designer wants to get rid of screen; someone spent $18000 repairing a 135i; what's "crazy fast" for $15k?; and more!
Recorded July 9, 2022
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If you've watched any of HOONIGAN's content you probably know Vin Anatra (AKA @vin_tra). He's built numerous cars for the channel, has had a very cool automotive history, and his knowledge of modified cars is damn impressive.
We talk about the cars he's owned, why he sold his NSX, the sketchy Porsche he bought, the good Porsche he has now, how he got a job at HOONIGAN, balancing business meetings and burnouts, his Mitsubishi Evo project, and a whole lot more.
Recorded June 29, 2022