Episodes
Published 02/20/24
What's a muscle car? What are the top 5 of all time? That's what we're discussing today. From the '60s to present day and every decade in between, Matt Farah and Zack Klapman have their own lists. Do any overlap? Do their cars fit the definition of muscle car? We'll see. Plus, Matt's used Bentley is back in the shop. Recorded February 12, 2024 Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TSTPOD for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or go...
Published 02/20/24
Why are Nissan GT-Rs so coveted? Why was it illegal to import them? Why did Japan build them in the first place? All that and more is covered in the excellent book, "Cult of GT-R, A Story of Crime, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Car". It is a detailed history of the Nissan GT-R, Japanese manufacturing, Japanese car culture, the world of import laws, and why the GT-R means so much to so many of us. The author, Ryan ZumMallen, joins...
Published 02/15/24
What's the collector market up to? Will GT-Rs ever take the place of pre-war Brass Era cars? Gord Duff is the man with answers. He is the Global Head of Auctions for RM Sotheby's. If anyone knows what's going on with car collecting trends, it's him. https://rmsothebys.com/en/home/specialists/gord-duff/509891 Recorded February 7, 2024 Head to https://www.factormeals.com/tire50 and use code tire50 to get 50% off. Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TSTPOD for...
Published 02/13/24
Jonny Lieberman is here to talk about his time street-driving the new Porsche GT3 RS, his drive in the crazy Guntherwerks Prototype, and our main topic: our five favorite European Tuner Cars. Plus questions about how much money you need to be a car enthusiast; why to keep your sports car when the snow comes; a good affordable bourbon; Audi S3 vs Golf R; and the great speed limits vs guns debate. Recorded February 5, 2024 Get 20% off Groove Life products with my link:...
Published 02/08/24
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman go through their respective Top 5 cars that were sold to the Japanese Domestic Market only. Then we answer LOTS of Patreon Q&A Other topics include: adventures with Turo; the Bentley paint correction; a Prius that somehow failed smog. Recorded February 1, 2024 Get 20% off Groove Life products with my link: https://www.groovelife.com/TIRE20 Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TSTPOD for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off...
Published 02/06/24
After an unfortunate surprise in the Koenig Ferrari, we're recording a podcast! We have plenty to talk about!! The Koenig Ferrari is a wild, weird thing. Supercar tuner differences Electric Macan configurator Cyber Truck differential is unavailable?? Scott Wiener wants to set a 10MPH speed limiter in CA Q&A Recorded January 26, 2024 Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TSTPOD for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record...
Published 02/01/24
We tried to drive a modified Ferrari; a deep-dive review of the 2024 Subaru WRX TR; what's it cost to repair a Bentley?; Zack's flight in an electric aircraft; Q&A Recorded January 23, 2024 Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TSTPOD for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or go to https://www.offtherecord.com/TST Click on the DILLON banner, buy a pair of sunglasses, receive a FREE Smoking Tire t-shirt!...
Published 01/30/24
When is a car "safe enough"? Turns out it's not such a simple answer. From a lack of software oversight to self-certification issues to more recalls (from every company) than you could imagine, building cars is challenging, especially as ADAS systems get more common and complicated. Phil Koopman is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. In the car realm, he is the writer of Safe Autonomy blog, covering self-driving...
Published 01/25/24
Parker Nirenstein is the creator and host of Vehicle Virgins, a popular YouTube channel with over 2 million subscribers. He joins us to talk about YouTube, work/life balance, cars he's owned, and more Recorded January 15, 2024 Say goodbye to harsh smoke and coughing attacks by shopping the smoothest pipes, bubblers, bongs and more at https://www.thefreezepipe.com and use code TIRE for 10% off your entire order. Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded?...
Published 01/23/24
Shima Hamidi is a transportation planner and a smart growth advocate. She is an expert in measuring urban form and its quality of life impacts. Shima has been published extensively on walkability, non-motorized transportation, public transit, housing and transportation affordability, public health, life expectancy, upward mobility, and traffic safety. https://www.shimahamidi.com/ https://narrowlanes.americanhealth.jhu.edu/ Recorded January 12, 2024 Head to...
Published 01/18/24
Racing driver and car show creator, Patrick Long, joins us to talk about: - The literal pain of high-g race cars - Racing in Le Mans - Waiting nearly 2 decades to get his first watch - The Porsche 911 S/T - Driving a car with portal axles and no steering shaft - Why differentials can make a difference - Expanding his car shows Luftgekühlt and Air/Water. Recorded Friday, December 12, 2024 Follow Patrick: https://www.instagram.com/plmotorsport/?hl=en Tickets to Air/Water:...
Published 01/16/24
Should we be able to go 100MPH? Should we have speed limiters, walkable cities, bike in the winter, or even be allowed to buy certain cars? All that and more on this podcast with David Zipper. David is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he examines the interplay between transportation policy, technology, and...
Published 01/11/24
Magnus Walker drove a 911 powered by an F1 engine, a 917 in the snow, snuck down to the LA river with a West Coast art icon, braved the desert of Australia, explains his new Jaguar project with The Kyza, and shares the ups/downs of driving a luxurious relic. Recorded December 19, 2023 Let CrowdHealth help with your healthcare needs. You can get started today for just $99 per month for the first three months if you use code TIRE to get the healthcare you deserve. CrowdHealth is not...
Published 01/09/24
Nicole Johnson is a badass in so many ways. She was the first female to land a backflip in competition IN A MONSTER TRUCK. She was the first woman to cross the finish line at King of Hammers; 2x Rockcrawling Champion; competed in short course off-road racing; holds the title for most racing wins by a Rookie in a single season of Monster Jam. Nicole educates us on how to stay off your roof; the crazy but-strangely-familiar technology is off-road brakes; how to backflip a monster truck; why...
Published 12/21/23
Jason Cammisa brought a binder full of facts to settle some misunderstandings (and drama) surrounding the Tesla Cyber truck. Recorded December 15, 2023 Go to https://www.PrizePicks.com/tire and use code tire for a first deposit match up to $100! Visit https://www.OmahaSteaks.com, take advantage of 50% off sitewide plus use promo code TIRE at checkout to get that EXTRA $30 OFF your order. Minimum order may be required.
Published 12/19/23
Betim Berisha on keeping gas cars - and himself - alive. Betim is the owner of BBI Autosport, one of the premier Porsche shops for performance, maintenance, and custom builds. BBI has built several Pikes Peak winners, savagely fast runway cars, and the Hoonipigasus. Recorded December 8, 2023 https://bbiautosport.com/ @bbbiautosport Thanks to BetterHelp for sponsoring the show. Visit https://www.BetterHelp.com/smokingtire today to get 10% off your first month. Visit...
Published 12/14/23
Hanna Farah joins us to announce the winner of the Nodus watch from the BetheMatch.org fundraiser; Matt and Zack have a surprising review of the new Prius Prime; charging in Florida doesn't make sense; and we analyze the Cyber Truck in regard to Matt's past statements, it's current abilities, and what it means for the future. Recorded December 11, 2023 https://www.bethematch.org Thanks to BetterHelp for sponsoring the show. Visit https://www.BetterHelp.com/smokingtire today to get 10%...
Published 12/12/23
Eric Wind is one of the world’s leading experts in vintage watches. Eric founded and owns Wind Vintage, a company he started in 2017 that is dedicated to offering exceptional watches for sale at all price points and providing advisory services to top vintage watch collectors around the world. Eric previously served as Vice President, Senior Specialist for Christie's where he helped lead the sale of a number of important watches at auction around the world and through private sales. Eric has...
Published 12/07/23
Matt and Zack talk about their drive in the 2024 Mustang Dark Horse; how it compares to a Camaro SS 1LE; whether or not Ford can sell a Safari Mustang; whether or not the GT350 should have had a DCT option; our experience with the Prius Prime; and we answer Patreon questions. Recorded November 29, 2023 Head to https://www.factormeals.com/tire50 and use code tire50 to get 50% off. Take the guesswork out of buying tickets with Gametime. Download the Gametime app, create an account, and...
Published 12/05/23
Kristen Lee on China's Mexico takeover, why a Goodwood might not work in the U.S., fountain pens vs knives, expensive houses vs expensive cars; and more. Recorded November 13, 2023 https://www.motortrend.com/staff/kristen-lee/ China's EV Takeover of Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi3bdofoQXw Go to https://www.PrizePicks.com/tire and use code tire for a first deposit match up to $100! Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the...
Published 11/30/23
Pigeon Forge; Dollywood; driving the Aston Martin 707 on the Las Vegas F1 track; a review of the new Cayenne S and the return of its V8; plus Many Qs and As Why do exotics cars have battery issues? How do we feel about holiday music? How does Geely's sale of Volvo stock effect things? The flow state Will we return to television? Which physical buttons are the most important How the R53 Mini compares to a Fiesta ST and more! Recorded November 26, 2023 Go to...
Published 11/28/23
Doug DeMuro on the car market, auctions, his weird Mercedes, the convertible G-Wagon, why he is done buying supercars, and more! Recorded November 13, 2023 Get hundreds of dollars in free accessories with any Lectric eBike purchase this holiday, including America’s best-selling eBike, the XP 3.0. Visit lectricebikes.com to find the Lectric model for you. Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TST10 for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or...
Published 11/24/23
Frequent guest Jeff Glucker returns for a whiskey-fueled discussion on: his rooftop tent problems; filming Head-2-Head on Motor Trends; the limited edition watch mistake; crashing yachts; getting stuck in your garage; guitar addictions; when rarity doesn't matter; project car update; and more! Recorded November 10, 2023 https://hooniverse.com/author/braff/ @hooniversejeff https://www.motortrend.com/plus/show/head-2-head-drag-race/25695/ Visit https://www.BetterHelp.com/smokingtire today...
Published 11/16/23
We have the Kyza himself live and in studio! Khyzyl is a vehicle designer with an inspirational story and designs that tend to go viral very quickly. He's started in the digital space as a video game vehicle designer, but his creations also exist in the metal in the form of body kits and complete cars. From concepts to body kits to resto mods, his skill is incredible and his creations one-of-a-kind. On this show we talk about how his passion led to an unexpected job...and then another one;...
Published 11/14/23