The Smoking Tire

Matt Farah & Zack Klapman

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Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind.
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753 episodes

Gordon Murray

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 Gurney. He was the lead designer and engineer behind the McLaren F1, which came after he had a very successful career as a technical director in F1 for Brabham and McLaren. For some, those credits would be enough to hang their legacy on but as you'll soon hear Gordon is not like other people. His new venture, GMA (Gordon Murray Automotive), has debuted two cars that lit the supercar world on fire because their intent is not to deliver the quickest, fastest, or most powerful ride on Earth, but the best to drive. Gordon's focus has always been about weight reduction and driver feedback, and as will become clear in this show, his focus is sharper than ever. https://gordonmurrayautomotive.com/ \ Recorded August 4, 2022     Berryman is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. berrymanproducts.com https://www.berrymanproducts.com.   Stop deli-slicing your scalp with traditional razors. Try Freedom today https://www.freedomgrooming.com/tire – or get it as a gift – with your exclusive 20% off by going to freedomgrooming.com/tire https://www.freedomgrooming.com/tire   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 go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman  

1h 24m
Aug 11
Driving Toyota's New Race Car; That 86 Engine Thing; M3 vs 230i; Q&A

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   Berryman is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. berrymanproducts.com https://www.berrymanproducts.com.   Stop deli-slicing your scalp with traditional razors. Try Freedom today https://www.freedomgrooming.com/tire – or get it as a gift – with your exclusive 20% off by going to freedomgrooming.com/tire https://www.freedomgrooming.com/tire   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 go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 33m
Aug 09
How Hert Eugene Jr. became a HOONIGAN

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.   Known for a no-holds-barred driving style, lack of mechanical sympathy, and aesthetic mods to match, the way he operates is inspiring.  We'll talk about how his love of cars began, how he landed at HOONIGAN, and more. @hertlife https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a39852275/hoonigan-hertrech-eugene-jr-interview/ Recorded July 29, 2022 https://www.Policygenius.com   https://www.HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 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 go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast

1h 38m
Aug 04
F1, NASCAR, Old Race Cars, and Setups w/ IMSA Legend Tommy Kendall

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! Tommy Kendall is an American race car driver and television broadcaster. He has raced in NASCAR, Le Mans, GT cars, and even the Bathhurst 1000. He is best known for his IMSA GT Championship and SCCA Trans-Am Series career.    Recorded July 26, 2022 https://www.Policygenius.com   https://www.HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 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 go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast

1h 38m
Aug 02
Oil Stain Lab: From Italy to OEMs to Crazy One-off Projects

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.   We talk to Nikita about how they got started, studying in Italy, Art Center in Pasadena, the good and bad working for OEMs, the rational explanation for why concept cars look insane, opening their own business, building an unexpectedly popular fake-vintage Can-Am car, working on the HOONIGAN Porsche, and a ton more.   Check out the crazy "Half11" https://www.oilstainlab.com/half11 Recorded July 21, 2022   Sign up today at butcherbox.com/TIRE https://www.butcherbox.com/TIRE and use code TIRE to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $10 off your first order.   Berryman https://www.berrymanproducts.com is available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. berrymanproducts.com https://www.berrymanproducts.com.   Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code smoking to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 28m
Jul 28
Beau Boeckmann: Supply Chains, Mach-E Updates, Porsche contest

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 buy grey cars.  Learn more about the restoration challenge here: https://www.porsche.com/usa/accessoriesandservices/classic/classic-world-events/classic-restoration-challenge/  Recorded July 23, 2022   Sign up today at butcherbox.com/TIRE https://www.butcherbox.com/TIRE and use code TIRE to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $10 off your first order.   Berryman https://www.berrymanproducts.com is available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. berrymanproducts.com https://www.berrymanproducts.com.   Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code smoking to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 26m
Jul 26
Truth about Hands-Free Driving; BMW 230i review, 911 Sport Classic drive - TST Podcast #745

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   Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 and use code smokingtire16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts!   Stop deli-slicing your scalp with traditional razors. Try Freedom today – or get it as a gift – with your exclusive 20% off by going to https://freedomgrooming.com/tire   Use Off The Record http://www.offtherecord.com/TST! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TST10 for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman   Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire   Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 38m
Jul 21
Countach surgery; Z06 Pricing; Hyundai's Sexy Concept

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   Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 https://www.HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 and use code smokingtire16 for 16 free meals across 7 boxes AND 3 free gifts!   Stop deli-slicing your scalp with traditional razors. Try Freedom today https://freedomgrooming.com/tire – or get it as a gift – with your exclusive 20% off by going to freedomgrooming.com/tire https://freedomgrooming.com/tire   Use Off The Record http://www.offtherecord.com/TST! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TST10 for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman 

1h 39m
Jul 19
Speed Limiters; BMW subscriptions; Traffic Dumbs; Italian car update; Q&A

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  - Most dangerous thing we've seen in traffic  - Roll cages - How to go to Germany  - Is there a problem that ADAS solves?  - Elon Musk and Twitter   Recorded 12, 2022 Go to https://www.blackvue.com/TST and use the promo code TIRE to get 10% off of any BlackVue https://www.blackvue.com/TST dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200.  Berryman Products. All-American Made since 1918. Berryman https://www.berrymanproducts.com is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. https://www.berrymanproducts.com.  Use Off The Record http://www.offtherecord.com/TST! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter code TST10 for a 10% discount on your first case on the Off The Record app, or go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST.  Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast Tweet at us!  https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman  Instagram:  https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman   

1h 29m
Jul 14
CYAN P1800, Escalade SuperCruise Test, HELISH 135i

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 http://blackvue.com/TST http://berrymanproducts.com/ 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 go to http://www.offtherecord.com/TST. Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman   

1h 47m
Jul 12
HOONIGAN's Vin Anatra (@vin_tra)

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 Go to https://www.HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 and use code smokingtire16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! My friends at Masterworks are giving my viewers priority access to skip their wait list.  Just go to https://www.Masterworks.com and use promo code TIRE  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 go to https://off-the-record.sjv.io/c/2765520/1021446/13139    Tweet at us!  https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman  Instagram:  https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman  

1h 36m
Jul 07
Pikes Peak Pt 3: Race Day Interviews, Rollovers, and Results

Part 3 of our Pikes Peak Hill Climb coverage! First, we're in the rainy pits on race day talking to a number of drivers about their plan for the conditions.  - David Donner is going for the Production Car record in a 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S  - James Clay is driving a Bimmerworld-built E36 BMW packing a twin-turbo V8 and more wings than an aviary.  - Jonny Lieberman tells us how he feels about the wet conditions (Hint: not good).  - Mike Musto shares his thoughts on the event. Then we go back to the studio where Matt and Zack talk about the surprising race results including surprising upsets and Levi Shirley's crazy rollover.    Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 https://www.HelloFresh.com/smokingtire16 and use code smokingtire16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts!   My friends at Masterworks are giving my viewers priority access to skip their wait list. Just go to Masterworks.com https://www.masterworks.com and use promo code TIRE   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 go to https://off-the-record.sjv.io/c/2765520/1021446/13139   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire   Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 20m
Jul 05
Rhys Millen & Joey Seely + Tour Pikes Peak w/ James Robinson

Part 2 of PPIHC is another double-header! First: Rhys Millen and Joey Seely explain their secrets to being fast, the 1300HP 911 they're campaigning, and a bit of Rhys' history at the mountain. Plus, Rhys' weird tire secret.  Then, we hop in an MDX with Acura's lead factory driver, James Robinson, who gives us a turn-by-turn tour of the mountain. He points out specific challenges, turns, driving lines, and talks about the event in general, how he started, and his NSX.  Rhys Millen is one of the best drivers on Earth. He holds trophies from Formula D, and Global Rally Cross. He set his first Pikes Peak record in 1997 in a Toyota Supra. He was King of the Mountain (overall winner) in 2012 and 2015, set the EV record in 2016, and set the SUV record in 2018. He's also won at Baja, knows how to setup a car, and as we find out, has a weird secret with tires.  Joey Seely was a co-founder of BBI Autosport. 6 years ago he struck out on his own to open Emotion Engineering. Initially, he focused on chassis/suspension setup. He was the lead engineer for Jeff Zwart's PPIHC efforts several times, including with the ultra-rare 935. But as former racing engineer, Joey knew he could go bigger. Over time he's developed his own parts, brake pads, and engine builds, all culminating in this incredible Pikes Peak effort with Rhys Millen.  Head to https://www.Policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save.  Berryman Products. All-American Made since 1918. Berryman is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. https://www.berrymanproducts.com.  To thank you for being such a loyal listener, we’re partnering with Freedom to give you an exclusive 20% off when you go to https://www.freedomgrooming.com/tire  Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code smoking to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast  Tweet at us!  https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman  Instagram:  https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman  Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 26m
Jun 30
Pikes Peak 2022: Jonny Lieberman, Jeff Zwart, David Donahue & Robb Holland

Pikes Peak 2022 Pt.1: First, we stand at Glen Cove and talk about the cars we've seen, weather, altitude, and what the hill climb means to us. Then we go to Devil's Playground to speak to 3 pro drivers -and Motor Trend figurehead Jonny Lieberman- where we cover topics like:  How does one learn this crazy mountain road? How is it different from the Nurburgring?  What do you mean there's a car?  How is Robb's first experience racing a 2022 Porsche GT4 RS on the mountain?  When is sun bad?  What's Jonny trying to improve on?  How is David Donahue's 2021 Porsche GT2 RS ClubSport handling the altitude?  How does this compare to road racing?  How do you measure power at bottom vs the top?  How do gears get longer over time? All that a whole lot more!  Recorded June 23, 2022 from (nearly) the top of Pikes Peak.  Head to Policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save.  Berryman Products. All-American Made since 1918. Berryman is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. berrymanproducts.com.  To thank you for being such a loyal listener, we’re partnering with Freedom to give you an exclusive 20% off when you go to freedomgrooming.com/tire  Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code smoking to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us!  https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman  Instagram:  https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman  Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 29m
Jun 28
Sell my Stock Wheels?; Rapide vs Karma; Cars we Miss; Pikes Peak Plan - TST Podcast #737

How do we remain objective when reviewing/buying cars; who we're excited to see at PPIHC 2022; should you sell stock wheels?; cars we regret selling; and an interview with the CEO of Aston Martin NA and Andy Priaulx, the racing driver in charge of the Valkyrie program. All that and more! Recorded June 20, 2022    http://blackvue.com/TST   http://butcherbox.com/TIRE   https://www.SoFi.com/TIRE   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 42m
Jun 23
Crew Show (Valkyrie ride, hypercar track day, CT5-V vs world, Q&A)

What's it like going around Laguna Seca in the $4M 1000HP street-legal race-ready Aston Martin Valkyrie?! INSANE.  We're talking all things Hypercar Invitational. Which cars were there? How fast were they driven? What's it like to ride with The Stig? How much slower (or faster) is the Cadillac CT5-V than a hypercar? Plus, Matt rode in the Aston Martin Valkyrie, a car so fast it changed a man's mind. We talk about what it is, road car vs race car, why it exists, and what time it ran at Laguna. Also, 7-figure 1/2 mile drags, expensive garages, weird shoes, and Q&A.   Recorded June 17, 2022   http://blackvue.com/TST   http://butcherbox.com/TIRE   https://www.SoFi.com/TIRE   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 37m
Jun 21
Alex Roy (The autonomous past/present/future)

Strap in for the most comprehensive 2-hour talk about technology, autonomous cars, challenges, human behavior, and elevators.  Alex Roy rose to fame after breaking the cross-country driving record but these days he's focused on one thing: autonomous technology. He works at ARGO AI, a company that develops the hardware, software, mapping, and infrastructure needed for self-driving cars to exist.  Recorded June 15, 2022   Berryman https://www.berrymanproducts.com is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. https://www.berrymanproducts.com.   You can customize the perfect system for your home in just a few minutes at https://www.SIMPLISAFE.com/tire. Go today and claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring.   Evercoat Body Shop takes the guesswork out of body work. Available at Advance Auto Part stores.   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman   Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire   Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

2h 11m
Jun 16
Ben Collins (The Stig), Justin Bell, and Randy Pobst

It's a racing driver extravaganza! We're in Monterey at the Hypercar Invitational and the pros are here. We talk to Ben Collins (The Stig) about horsepower levels today, supercar performance, motorcycle racing, and the Zenvo's tilting wing. @bencollinsstig  Then we talk to Justin Bell about how technology makes anyone a hero, why he won't ride right-seat in fast things, why Pikes Peak scares the shi*t out of him (compared to Le Mans), Jonny's hill-climb, and...the Zenvo's wing. @justinbelltv  Lastly but not least-ly, Randy Pobst tells us about his first time racing Pikes Peak (and the near-miss), his Unplugged Performance Tesla Model S Plaid, what he thinks about British cars, why race cars ruin you for street cars, and more. @randypobst Recorded June 10, 2022   *This show was recorded outside so you might hear a small bit of wind noise.       Berryman https://www.berrymanproducts.com is Available at your favorite automotive retailer or automotive parts store. https://www.berrymanproducts.com.   You can customize the perfect system for your home in just a few minutes at https://www.SIMPLISAFE.com/tire. Go today and claim a free indoor security camera plus 20% off with Interactive Monitoring.   Evercoat Body Shop takes the guesswork out of body work. Available at Advance Auto Part stores.   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman   Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire   Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 44m
Jun 14
Raphael Orlove (Bronco Raptor; Car Crimes; East vs West)

If you've read about cars at any time in the last ten years you've probably read one of Raphael Orlove's articles. He was the Features Editor at Jalopnik for many years, hosted a TV show, and is known for his irreverent style and witty articles. He's now the Deputy Editor at Road & Track.   We talk to him about driving a Dakar Mini Cooper; his upcoming Bronco Raptor experience; that Fisker SUV; modifying bicycles in the kitchen; finding crimes; which coast allows more vehicular mayhem; golf carts; and more.   Recorded June 6, 2022     http://blackvue.com/TST       http://policygenius.com/   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 12m
Jun 09
The Crew Returns (911s in Germany, bird hunting, Q&A)

We're back from hiatus! Zack went to Germany to drive 7 Porsches, including the new RWD/manual-only 911 Sport Classic; Matt went to shoot birds in Uruguay; we cover the Audi RS3 differential; and we answer questions about tires, IS Fs, wagons, and more!   http://blackvue.com/TST       http://policygenius.com/   Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 35m
Jun 07
Matt Solo Show (New RS3 drive, 911 Turbo LW, Q&A)

Its a solo show! While Zack is in Germany, Matt clears some misconceptions about the Audi RS3 launch, the Porsche 911 Turbo LW, motorcycles, the new Tesla documentary (what they got right and what they got wrong), givs an update on the Mach E  software issues and answered a whole bunch of questions!   Recorded May 25, 2022   Download the DraftKings https://www.draftkings.com/tire Sportsbook app today! Use code TIRE at sign up, new customers can place their first bet of five dollars or more on the race and if your bet loses, you’ll get a RISK-FREE bet up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS!   Cut through the jargon and make investing easier with SoFi. Visit SoFi.com/TIRE https://www.SoFi.com/TIRE to learn how you can win up to $1,000 in stock when you open an account.   Evercoat Body Shop takes the guesswork out of body work. Available at Advance Auto Part stores.   Just visit masterworks.io https://www.masterworks.io and use promo code TIRE to learn how Masterworks is changing the game   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 27m
May 26
Nick & Giles English (Founders of Bremont Watches)

Nick and Giles English are the founders of Bremont watches https://us.bremont.com/ and serious gear heads. They love all things mechanical, especially planes and motorcycles, but they've also had a number of adventures in vintage cars. They even had had a hand in Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's motorcycle circumnavigations "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down".   We talk about why they started Bremont https://us.bremont.com/, what it's like working with and learning from the Williams F1 team, crushing watches, working with Ian Callum, their new hangout, Bike Shed Moto Co, and nearly crashing a plane.   Recorded May 20, 2022 https://us.bremont.com/   Download the DraftKings https://www.draftkings.com/tire Sportsbook app today! Use code TIRE at sign up, new customers can place their first bet of five dollars or more on the race and if your bet loses, you’ll get a RISK-FREE bet up to ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS!   Cut through the jargon and make investing easier with SoFi. Visit SoFi.com/TIRE https://www.SoFi.com/TIRE to learn how you can win up to $1,000 in stock when you open an account.   Evercoat Body Shop takes the guesswork out of body work. Available at Advance Auto Part stores.   Just visit masterworks.io https://www.masterworks.io and use promo code TIRE to learn how Masterworks is changing the game   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 12m
May 24
Crew Show (Hoonigan Porsche, Lucid, M3 Probs, Q&A)

It's a crew show! We did a collective 1000 miles in the Lucid Air and talk about the good, bad, and quirky; we attended to the Hoonigan launch party for Ken Block's INSANE 1,400HP Pikes Peak car; Matt turns down some seats;  Zack's  bipolar bavarian broke again;  and we answer questions about fun sedans, thin watches, and more! Recorded May 17, 2022   ody Shop takes the guesswork out of body work. Available at Advance Auto Part stores.   Go to blackvue.com/TST https://www.blackvue.com/TST to learn more about the BlackVue DMS dash cam lineup. Use the promo code TIRE to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200.   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Spotify: Apple Podcasts: Google Music: Web player:   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 33m
May 19
Mike Spinelli (Miami F1; Will Jag Live?; Morrocan Jail) - TST Podcast #728

Mike Spinelli was a founding member of Jalopnik, 0-60 Magazine, and /DRIVE. We talk about his trip to the F1 race in Miami; why Jaguar might not make it; why  Sebastian Vettel is living his best life; the best press trip ever; the best/worst road trip ever; the evaporation of self-loathing; and more! https://www.thedrive.com/news/mike-spinelli-welcome-to-wheelspin Recorded May 16, 2022   Sign up at butcherbox.com/TIRE https://www.butcherbox.com/TIRE to receive a FREE Grilling Bundle in your first order. You’ll get two, 10 oz ribeyes, 5 pounds of chicken drumsticks, and a pack of burgers for FREE.   Evercoat Body Shop takes the guesswork out of body work. Available at Advance Auto Part stores.   Go to blackvue.com/TST https://www.blackvue.com/TST to learn more about the BlackVue DMS dash cam lineup. Use the promo code TIRE to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200.   Want your question answered? To listen to the episode the day it's recorded? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast   Spotify: Apple Podcasts: Google Music: Web player:   #cars #comedy #podcast Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 39m
May 17
Crew Show (Lucid Trip; Crazy RS3; Why Racing Costs So Much) - TST Podcast #727

Matt is back from his Lucid Air Performance Arizona road-trip and it didn't all go according to plan. We talk about aero efficiency, range estimates, power requirements, and yes, charging issues. Zack drove a 10-second Audi RS3 and the Range Rover has some technological traits that relate to the Lucid. Plus, Q&A about why racing is expensive, a mythical 335i vs 2022 Nissan Z match, bad AMG ideas, and watches.  Recorded May 11, 2022      http://masterworks.io/       Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast Tweet at us!  https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman  Instagram:  https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman  Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire  Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 39m
May 12
(Model Ts, Bert's tour, Hyundai Kona N, more EV issues)

Matt discovers the root of his Mustang charging issues; Bert puts on a great comedy show; Hyundai Kona N review; Matt tests some very special, very old cars; Q&A about what Miata to modify, which 911 is best for children, Will.i.Am's thing, and more! Recorded May 6, 2022     http://masterworks.io/       Want your question answered? Want to watch the live stream, get ad-free podcasts, or exclusive podcasts? Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thesmokingtirepodcast Tweet at us!  https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman  Instagram:  https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire  https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman  Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire  Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 37m
May 10
Tommy F Yeah!

What's it take to build a great Nissan GT-R? TommyFyeah knows. He is a YouTuber focused on building some of the fastest, cleanest JDM cars around. From flame-throwing RX-7s to rally-ready Evos, to GT-Rs, and everything in between. We talk about what it takes to build, tune, and setup a great GT-R, talk about the YouTube hustle, and more.  @tommyfyeah  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWUcFfOoDcwb_TK9wzhM6Rw  https://tommyfyeah.com/  Recorded May 2, 2022    http://blackvue.com/TST       http://tenthousand.cc/SMOKING   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 28m
May 05
Contagion Crew Show

Zack has COVID; Matt had a very problematic drive to Las Vegas; his wife's Nissan Pao arrived with some special information; we talk about why rally cars will always feel cheap; help a fan buy a winter beater, a fast SUV, and a grand tourer; answer the uncommon "Civic Si or Corvette?" question; and take a guess at which car/watch combo would lose the least amount of money.  Recorded, April 29, 2022   http://blackvue.com/TST       http://tenthousand.cc/SMOKING   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman

1h 41m
May 03
Jeff Glucker (Hooniverse, Autotrader, MotorTrend)

Jeff Glucker is not just one of our most frequent and popular guests. He is the co-founder/host of The Hooniverse, the host of MotorTrend's "Shift Talkers", a host for Autotrader, and was a consulting producer for Top Gear USA. His writing can be seen at MotorAuthority, Jalopnik, Road & Track, Digital Trends, and Gear Patrol.  We talk about the crazy prices of taxi medallions, oligarch boat bills, speeding tickets, EV records, the EQS, Jeff's Montero, recent drives, the new Wombat plan, and more. https://hooniverse.com/  @hooniversejeff  https://www.autotrader.com/author/jeffglucker  Recorded April 19, 2022   Check out Road & Track's Rally U here! https://experiences.roadandtrack.com/ http://policygenius.com/ http://vuori.com/TIRE   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman   Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 38m
Apr 28
Regular Car Reviews

Strap in for a crazy show. It's Mr Regular (Brian) and the The Roman (Nick) of Regular Car Reviews, the most eloquent, insightful, dirty, and hilarious car channel out there! This episode was absolutely hilarious. Topics include the Toyota Sera; what went wrong with the GTO; the most surprising cars RCR filmed; the AMC Eagle; MR2 glory and failure; death row foods; Pro bros; repression; and more!   Recorded April 8, 2022 https://regularcarreview.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RegularCars   Check out Road & Track's Rally U here! https://experiences.roadandtrack.com/ http://policygenius.com/ http://vuori.com/TIRE   Tweet at us! https://www.Twitter.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Twitter.com/zackklapman   Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/thesmokingtire https://www.Instagram.com/therealzackklapman     Click here for the most honest car reviews out there: https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire   Want shorter podcasts? Subscribe to our new CLIPS channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD4WGV-W5zD1MK4yHbNGwmw

1h 57m
Apr 26