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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.

CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.
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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.




Mike Hallmark

Mike Hallmark is a lifelong car enthusiast. In addition to his role at Hellwig Products, he is a hardcore gearhead. He is devoted to Volkswagen, and as an Englishman, I am proud that he owns a Land Rover. Mike was kind enough to turn up in "The Operator", which is the perfect vehicle for the four seasons. Mike also staked his claim for the longest podcast, so make sure you check it out


Elana Scherr

Elana Scherr has a background in composite fabrication, is incredibly handy with an engine stand, and has a soft spot for Mopar muscle and one off vintage race cars. She was the former Staff Editor at Hot Rod Magazine and Executive Editor at Roadkill Magazine before stepping into the freelance world so she can write about cars, motorcycles, planes, boats, racing and dogs. Elana gave James the time of his life in her 1971 Opel GT. Hope you enjoy the talk as much as he did!


Larry Chen

Larry Chen likes to take pretty pictures for Speedhunters, Hoonigan, Hot Rod magazine, Pikes Peak, Formula D, Global Rallycross, King of the Hammers and many, many more. After having his initial interview with Kyle, Larry spent time with James in Ole Orange Bang to discuss his time as a paparazzo, old cars, new cars, being a Canon instructor, and the luxurious life of an automotive journalist. Larry is always a joy to be around, and it was a great drive up the coast through Malibu.


Derek Hill

Derek Hill has a long history with cars. He is the son of America’s first Formula 1 World Driving Champion, Phil Hill, and he is the current Master of Ceremonies for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance which he has attended since birth. Like his father, Derek initially pursued a career in motorsports, earning class wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, as well as many other races. He has also pursued historic racing at the Goodwood Revival and Monterey Reunion....


Leslie Kendall

Leslie Kendall is the chief historian at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Born in San Diego, California, Leslie has had an insatiable interest in automobiles and automotive history from a very early age. Leslie joined the team creating the Petersen Automotive Museum in April 1993 and has never looked back! Leslie and host James McKeone took to the streets of Los Angeles in the incredible Honda N600 Serial One, which is the first Honda automobile imported to the U.S.! The car was restored by...


Jeff Rodrigues

On this episode of CarStories, we meet Jeff Rodrigues, the Track Operations Manager at The Thermal Club - a private motorsports country club in Palm Desert, California. Jeff’s passion for cars and motorcycles started young and eventually led him to the desert to run one of the world’s most exclusive racetracks. In this episode, guest host, Brad Speers goes for a ride in Jeff’s 2004 Final Edition Lotus Esprit to find out more about how Jeff became the “jack of all trades and the master of...


Charles Fleming

Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times’ Business section. He also writes the urban hiking column LA Walks. A former staff writer for Newsweek, Variety and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, he is an author, a teacher, and a great raconteur. Charles turned up at the museum in a McLaren 720S and he and host James McKeone headed out to the Hollywood Hills to dig deep into his love of motorcycles and walking LA. We have a feeling that we are going to...


Twanna Rogers

Twanna Rogers and her husband Tim Rogers are the owners of The Thermal Club, a private motorsports country club in Palm Desert, California. They are both Petersen Automotive Museum Checkered Flag 200 members and avid car enthusiasts. In this episode, guest host, Brad Speers goes for a tour around Twanna’s exclusive motorsports club in her 1932 Three Window Chop Top Ford- one of her favorite cars. They even make it on track. Be sure to buckle-up for this ride.


Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer is the founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and is still a very active board member. He is part of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club but host, James McKeone, was able to slow him down for a drive in his 1957 Outlaw Porsche. They took a trip through Beverly Hills where Bruce is not only the unofficial mayor of the city but also houses his collection of cars, which makes him the ultimate 'Car guys car guy.' Enjoy!


Pushkar Modi

Pushkar Modi is the Director of Engineering at Turo. If you haven't heard of Turo, it's an incredible Car Sharing service that can get you behind the wheels of all kinds of cars. It also allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles online to help grow their collection. Pushkar is a huge Porsche fan and when he booked his flight to Los Angeles he made sure when he landed he could get behind the wheel of something fun and the Porsche 911 GT3 was his car of choice enjoy!


Spike Feresten

This week, Spike Feresten stops into the Car Stories studio to talk about how working with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman channeled his passion for cars aka "Porsche". He also gives Kyle and James his insider tips on flipping cars and what ultimately led to his own show, Car Matchmaker.


Vaughn Gittin Jr.

This week, Vaughn Gittin Jr drifts into the studio to talk about his rise from getting his first car to finding a love for drifting to competing against the best of the world before becoming a two times Formula Drift champion. Kyle and James then talk about what is next for Vaughn and his Ultimate Funhaver, his partnership with Ford and the all new RTR Mustang.


Sara Price

Sara Price is a Hoonigan who loves to burn fuel be it on two wheels where she won medals at the X Games. 4 wheels where she has made cameos in movies for her skills behind the wheel, UTV's where she crushes it in the dirt or now on Hill Climbs, where she tackles "street". Kyle and James were glad to get the chance to stop by the museum to tell us all about her need for speed, enjoy!


Sam Smith

Sam Smith is the superstar editor at large for Road & Track Magazine and former editor at Jalopnik. CarStories host Kyle peered into Sam's creative process as a globe-trotting automotive journalist and got him to recount some of his most memorable experiences from the driver’s seat.


Beau Boeckmann

James and Kyle made their way north to spend two days in the valley, and had a chance for a great conversation with Beau Boeckmann President and COO of Galpin Motors. Inc. Beau practically grew up on the showroom floor under the tutelage of his father, Bert Boeckmann, who is widely recognized as the most honored and successful automobile dealer in America. Topics include growing up at the dealership, navigating USC, working in the industry and of course the legendary Pimp My Ride. Enjoy!


Adam Carolla

This week James and Kyle somehow managed to trick Mr. Adam Carolla into letting them into his podcasting compound in the San Fernando Valley and sitting down for an episode of CarStories. You know Adam from his many fine podcasts and television appearances as well as from his exploits with Dr. Drew Pinsky and from his work as a documentarian. Adam is a serious automotive enthusiast and has the world's best collection of ex-Paul Newman race cars and Kyle and James had a blast sitting down...


2017 Monterey Car Week Special

Monterey Car Week is legendary among auto enthusiasts for bringing out some of the rarest and most exciting cars from around the world. We set CarStories host James McKeone loose on the Monterey Peninsula and he managed to secure interviews with some incredible folks including Valentino Balboni, Marcel Massini, and Alan Galbraith. So sit down and prepare for an insider's look at the exclusive world of Monterey Car Week!


Will Roegge

Will Roegge is an incredibly talented filmmaker/awesome human and you may know him has half of the team behind the documentary Keep Drifting Fun as well as being instrumental in capturing some of the craziest shots from Hoonigan's Gymkhana series and the newly released Climbkhana. Will stopped by the podcast to talk about his work with Hoonigan as well as with his mentor, Jeff Zwart. Kyle and Will also find time to nerd out over Russian Arm rigs and lots more. Don't miss this one.


Brian Scotto from Hoonigan Industries

Brian Scotto is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer for Hoonigan Industries, best known for the crazy car exploits of their other founder, Ken Block. Brian is an incredible guy with a huge wealth of talent and knowledge when it comes to cars and car culture and he has helped turn Hoonigan into one of the world's biggest automotive lifestyle brands. Kyle and James were lucky enough to get Brian in the CarStories hot seat just days before the official launch of Climbkhana, the latest...


Loren Healy

Loren Healy is an incredibly accomplished rock crawler and off-road racer who competes in the mind-bending Ultra4 racing series. A frequent sight at events like King of the Hammers, Loren has built a loyal following and recently left his day job to race full-time. He and his wife were in town for Nitto's Auto Enthusiast Day and we somehow managed to convince them to drive to the Petersen from Orange County to sit and talk to James and Kyle.