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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. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

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. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

Location:

United States

Description:

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. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

Language:

English


Episodes

Crew Show (MC20, WRX, Tesla suit, Q&A)

1/20/2022
A review of the Subaru WRX 2022; Tesla' autopilot might have a serious legal problem; we drove the Maserati MC20 (and talk about the competition); and we answer questions about GR86 vs Boxster, owning vs financing, fun family cars, and watches! Recorded on January 19, 2022 Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store. Go to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/TIRE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Go to...

Duration:01:37:31

Reggie Watts (comedian, musician, actor)

1/18/2022
Reggie Watts is one of the most impressive performers we've ever seen. He's a stand up comedian that uses small instruments, beatboxing, and improv in a way that boggles the mind and deserves standing ovations. He loops his own voice, layering it to create beats and melodies that lead to hilarious punchlines. "Unique" is an understatement. It's hard to describe what he does (check him out on YouTube or watch his new Netflix special, "Spatial"). You can also see him as the band leader on "The...

Duration:02:10:01

Crew Show (CT5-V BlackWing, weird Mini, S3 trip, Q&A)

1/13/2022
We've driven a lot since our last sit down. We just reviewed the new Cadillac CT5-V BlackWing and another crazy Mini Cooper from Gildred Racing; Matt completed his road trip in the Audi S3; and Zack went drifting...sort of. Plus we answer fan questions about blank-check builds, used vs new parts, SUV dailies, Lucid vs S-Class, and more. Follow us: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Watch our car reviews at https://www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Find Valvoline now at your local auto...

Duration:01:45:17

Jason Cammisa! (HAGERTY)

1/11/2022
Jason Cammisa is the host/writer/producer of 3 exceptional video series ("ICONs", "Revelations", and "Know-it-All") for Hagerty, all of which are required viewing for any car enthusiast. If you don't follow him, you should. IG: @jasoncammisa IG: @jasoncammisa https://www.youtube.com/hagerty Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store. Go to https://www.blackvue.com/TST and use the promo code TIRE to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over...

Duration:01:52:51

Mike Musto (muscle car expert, Hellephant swap! Hemmings)

1/6/2022
Matt is on the road, scouting for Road & Track's Route to Vine rally, and he's staying at Mike Musto's house, so why not do a podcast?! Mike is a staple in the muscle car community. He has put tens of thousands of miles on his '68 Charger, using it in Bull Run, auto-X, and cross-country drives. He's also the proud owner of a home-made Charger Daytona, which is currently getting a Hellephant motor installed. @mike_musto https://www.hemmings.com He hosted/produced "Big Muscle", which aired...

Duration:01:23:00

Adam Ferrara (Top Gear USA, comedian, actor)

1/4/2022
It's the great Adam Ferrara! Adam is as funny and likable as they come. He is a standup comedian, actor, and former host of Top Gear USA alongside Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood. We talk about his crazy jump on Top Gear; cars he loves; cars he sold; what he wants to buy; comedy; anxiety; and his new special, "It's Scary in Here", which is free to watch on YouTube. https://youtu.be/pFSZQsqH8cw Get his tour dates at: https://www.adamferrara.com/ Listen to his podcast!...

Duration:01:54:33

Our Favorite Cars, Drives, and Moments of 2021

12/30/2021
What was our favorite mid-engine car, front-engine car, truck, SUV, moment, or drive of the year? And what was our least favorite? That's what this podcast is all about. Matt Farah and Zack Klapman go through each category to compare notes. Plus, Matt drove the insane Lamborghini SCV12 on track, and we answer Patreon questions about EV swaps, E90 mods, our favorite Gran Turismo design, and watches. Recorded Dec 29, 2021 Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store. Watch our new...

Duration:02:03:51

Doug Demuro!

12/28/2021
It's Doug Demuro! Strap in for a great show. We talk about his Defender, CarsandBids, his channel, the G-Wagon, road tripping, leases, the market of cars, how Doug hates paint to sample, Porsche issues, the problematic rise of car prices, why he'll never have a Carrera GT, the bet he made with Matt, fan Q&A, and a TON more. https://www.carsandbids.com https://www.youtube.com/c/DougDeMuro @dougdemuro Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store. Watch our new series, All Cars...

Duration:02:50:46

Jesse Iwuji (NASCAR driver, NAVY officer, entrepreneur)

12/23/2021
Jesse Iwuji is one of those people that is as impressive as he is likable and he is very impressive indeed. While on leave from serving in the NAVY he went to a track day, fell in love with the driving, and decided to become a race car driver. He has done just that, working his way up through late model stocks cars to the Xfinity series. He dailies an R32 GT-R and a C7 Corvette, drifts a C6 Corvette, owns a few businesses, and just created a racing team alongside an NFL legend. A story...

Duration:01:28:40

Jarod DeAnda

12/21/2021
This was a fun show that went all over the place! Jarod DeAnda is basically the voice of Formula Drift. He's been an announcer for the series for nearly 20 years, and has an enthusiasm for the sport that comes through in his voice and his demeanor. We wanted to hear how he got his start but we also heard about: his philosophy behind work; the wardrobe rules of Enterprise car rental; his crazy truck crash while moving from AZ to CA; the new wave of golf; his favorite country to visit; when he...

Duration:01:56:25

Crew Show (Driving the AMG Black Series, Lucid Air, rally, Q&A) - TST Podcast #685

12/16/2021
We've driven a lot in the last week. Matt and Zack drove the Lucid Air, then went on the Coastal Range Rally, putting 800 miles on the AMG GT Black Series and Zack's M3. Plus, we talk to listeners about Phaeton problems, 718 GT4 sedans, finding a lost car, and what we would build for $15,000. Watch our new series! https://youtu.be/AIncQODpC8s Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire14 and use code smokingtire14 for up to 14 free meals and 3 free gifts! Visit talkspace.com and get $100 off...

Duration:01:46:15

Ed Justice Jr. (motorsport photographer, racing historian)

12/14/2021
Ed Justice Jr. comes from a family that has built and sponsored winning race cars and he has the stories to prove it. He was friends with Evel Knievel, Dan Gurney, and Carrol Shelby, just to name a few. His company (started by his father), Justice Brothers, has been a presence in multiple forms of racing for 75 years. They sponsored 1950 Indianapolis 500 winner Johnnie Parsons, and both A.J. Foyt (1977) and Helio Castroneves (2021) on their fourth Indy 500 victory. They sponsored NASCAR...

Duration:01:37:51

Everyday Driver's Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker

12/9/2021
Paul Schmucker and Todd Deeken are the creators of Everyday Driver, a YouTube channel, podcast, and Amazon show where they they test new and classic enthusiast cars. Their podcast, “The Car Debate”, focuses on answering viewer dilemmas in finding fun cars that also meet their budget and needs. Recorded 12/5/2021 https://www.everydaydriver.com/ (This show happened all a sudden while Zack was out of town, which is why it wasn't broadcast live.) Head to Policygenius.com/SMOKINGTIRE to get...

Duration:01:38:39

Thaddeus Brown (Creative Dir., DP, TST OG)

12/7/2021
Thaddeus Brown is one of the OG members of TST. He joined in 2009, only a few months after it was founded, and served as a camera op, DP, and crazy-ideas person for many years. The All Cars go to Heaven idea was his. He has since gone on to shoot and direct for numerous media outlets and creative agencies. We talk about our new series (sponsored by @ebaymotors), the RAM TRX, a car problem we try to solve, rally school, supercars vs trucks, SEMA vehicles, and more! Recorded Nov 22,...

Duration:01:36:06

Lotus' Big Wigs: Russell Carr, Gavan Kershaw, and Matt Windle!

12/2/2021
These are some of the big brains that decide what a Lotus car should look like, feel like, and what the company should do next. Russell Carr has been working for Lotus since 1990 and was appointed head of design in 2014. His work can be seen in the Lotus Esprit facelift, Europa S, Evora, and upcoming Evija. Gavan Kershaw has been the Director of Attributes and Product Integrity since 2017. He sets the targets, benchmarks and evaluation sign-off on everything to do with the performance of...

Duration:01:41:45

Sonja Reid (OMGitsfirefoxx)

11/30/2021
Sonja Reid does a lot of very cool things. She is a gamer, Twitch broadcaster, car enthusiast, and podcaster. She's in the Gamers Guinness World Records and she's on a YouTube show with Conan O'Brien. After meeting her at the Radford launch, we knew we had to get her on the show and she didn't disappoint. We talk about her love of cars, the hilarious successor to her first car, searching for her dad's dream car, track days, SEMA, and more. In 2017, Sonja was named "Most followed female...

Duration:01:48:01

Tavarish Hernandez & and Jared Pink (Wrench Everyday)

11/23/2021
It's the Real Tavarish and Jared Pink! Freddy is known for two things: 1. CarTrek and 2. buying used supercars - some in amazing states of disrepair - and rebuilding them to drivable, sell-able condition. He's done it with an Aston, a McLaren, various Mercedes, a Bentley, Ferrari, and more. He has lots of projects, lots of dreams, and has had some amazing mechanical adventures. Jared is Freddy's right-hand man and co-host on Wrench Everyday. He's helped Freddy repair all kinds of weird...

Duration:01:48:42

GRIDLIFE's Chris Stewart & Shawn Fenton

11/18/2021
From the Valvoline booth at SEMA, we have Chris Stewart and Shawn Fenton of GRIDLIFE. Chris is the Founder/ Director; Shawn is the Strategy Director. We met these guys years ago when Gridlife was just getting started and now it's HUGE. We talk about how it's grown, the pros and cons of size, best concerts, funny moments, beer pirates, what track they're excited to go to next, and their plans for 2022. https://www.grid.life/ Find Valvoline now at your local auto parts store. For our...

Duration:01:19:24

Rob Dahm!

11/16/2021
It's Rob Dahm! He has a really interesting story, a thirst for knowledge, built some CRAZY cars, and raced Ken Block's Hoonicorn. We talk about everything: his cars, his Lamborghini, how he started, why he keeps building things, the Indy car he bought, which platform needs 900HP, the challenges he's faced, and what's next. Check out Rob's cars and builds! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChg9P8du8Ykqy6MbMK5jpzQ https://www.instagram.com/robdahm/?hl=en Find Valvoline now at your local auto...

Duration:01:22:47

Kyle Tucker (CEO of Detroit Speed)

11/11/2021
How do you make older cars turn, stop, handle, or have good steering feel? Luckily we have Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed to explain it all. He talks about his time working for GM, testing the C5 prototype fresh out of college, how he started his own company, what they did differently, and why their cars perform with the best. It was a great discussion about modifying, thinking, engineering, and testing. Detroit speed makes subframes, sway bars, control arms, axles, springs, and more. It's...

Duration:00:57:28