Episode 50, the big one! After some 80 proof news about Tequila and electric cars, Scott and Micah dive into the confusing 200 year history leading up to the modern racing bicycle. They cover adult size striders, break-neck Penny-Farthing madness, the revolution of the safety bike, and the engineering advancements that lead us to the light weight, mile devouring bicycles we see today.
The aristocracy needs something sufficiently sophisticated to drive - or be chauffeured. Rolls-Royce fills that need. From early cars and planes to jets and the pinnacle of automotive luxury, Rolls-Royce has provided the best for the last 114 years. There were, however, several inconvenient and uncouth bumps along the way.
Micah and Scott revisit the ongoing saga of Elon Musk news and discuss who makes the best current police cars. They then dive into the history of tires from the use of leather to the discovery of modern rubber to the latest and greatest in tire technology. Also, they tell you how airplane tires work at all.
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss at length the legal issues facing Elon Musk and Tesla, then delve into the wholesome-to-rebellious world of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Harley history starts in 1903, perseveres through some of the most difficult world events, and ends up today as a highly successful motorcycle manufacturer with many quirks.
The aftermarket auto part industry has been around since the invention of the automobile, but it looked very different in the early days. Scott and Micah discuss the development of the aftermarket auto care industry and a fundamental lawsuit that allowed car people to be car people. They also go on a rant about the state of modified cars today.
Scott and Micah discuss the origins, luxuries, and oddities of the camp trailer in episode 45 of the The Daily Fill-Up. They discuss gypsies, 1920's airplane design, the weird hobbies of hippies, and modern luxuries as they talk through the long and wonderful history of the best way to be sort of near nature.
Did you know that electric cars predate the internal combustion automobile. Well over a hundred years of history and these mythical hunks of battery powered speed are just now becoming common place. Scott and Micah discuss the many short lived starts of the electric car and why they hope Tesla is the company to finally make it work.
The American Motors Corporation has one of the wildest and least fortunate stories in automotive history. Their almost survival stories spans almost 40 years of everything from bad timing to assassinations. In this episode, Scott and Micah talk about the history of AMC, from the terrible cars to the decent cars to the terrible cars to more terrible cars.
The 1960's Ford vs Ferrari rivalry is a thing of automotive legend. In this episode, Scott and Micah delve into the history of the rivalry and the final outcome of one of the most consequential car races in history.
Micah and Scott talk about some weird traffic laws that are still on the books across the United States. From kidnappings to Baskin Robbins to old motorcyclists, this episode has something for everyone. At least, everyone interested in traffic laws.
The Daily Fill-Up guys discuss one of America's forgotten automotive engineers, Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet went full speed in everything from racing bicycles to building cars, but he was left behind by history and by the company that bears his name.
Scott and Micah check in with the car world. In this weeks episode, Scott talks about some misused government funds that were used to buy a muscle car in Georgia, and how an eccentric wealthy individual used a supercar in his rather odd interior design project. Micah talks about two new cars coming out next year, a strange product he found on amazon, and quizzes Scott about some short lived F1 careers.
Scott and Micah talk about the thing that makes the modern world work: Octane. From the horrifying effects of large amounts of lead to corn farmers in the midwest, this episode has something for everyone.
Scott and Micah delve into the fascinating and frequently damp world of amphibious cars in episode thirty-eight of The Daily Fill-Up and come to some surprising conclusions. The most surprising conclusion: some of them actually work.
Micah fan boys over one of his childhood heroes, Travis Pastrana, before Scott and Micah take a humorous look at how Evel Knievel got to be the most famous name in stuntman history. From his rough childhood in Butte, Montana, to his illegal poaching business, to his ridiculous number of broken bones, Knievel lives up to his crazy persona.
Scott and Micah talk Ferris Bueller and one of their favorite SUVs, the Ford Bronco. This episode has something for everyone, with talk about nerdy suspension details, 1960's history, and police chases.
After declaring that self-driving race cars are pretty unsportsmanlike, Micah discusses how some Scottish blokes created the first car ferry in the 1920's. Scott traces the lineage of roll-on/roll-off Ferries back to the 1800s and shows us how the WWII era military basically invented every transport we use today.
Scott rages against the Camry for most of the episode while Micah provides good and interesting facts. The two hosts delve into the soft, dreary world of the Camry and trudge through the history of what is America's best selling car.
Scott and Micah delve into the world of racing safety in a surprisingly entertaining episode of The Daily Fill-Up. They talk about car safety, racetrack safety, and some of the unfortunately gruesome events that shaped modern car racing.