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Cars, Coffee and Comedy hosted by comedian and automotive enthusiast Spike Feresten and featuring Jerry Seinfeld, lawyer Paul Zuckerman, MotorTrend's Jonny Lieberman, and The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah with guests from the automotive industry, notable comedians and celebrities. As always, there's one empty chair at Spike's table saved for you, the listener.
 
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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. 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
 
Adam Felber, “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” and writer for “Real Time with Bill Maher” recaps the best of the worst movies ever!Adam Felber has been a guest as both a reviewer and a straight man.Here’s a collection of his best appearances. Adam Felber joins me to review Nic Cage’s “Wickerman,” “Old Dogs” “Pluti Nash,” a couple of crappy Christmas movies, Gary Busey as a talking dog and more.Adam Felber also plays straight man to the great Jeff Cesario and Andres Du Bouchet.Adam Felber plays a li ...
 
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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…
 
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 har…
 
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: …
 
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 h…
 
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 Dayto…
 
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 w…
 
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 m…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 Indianapol…
 
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/ (Thi…
 
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…
 
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 At…
 
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 hilario…
 
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 …
 
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 th…
 
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 discussi…
 
Abigail Bassett is a freelance journalist, writer, podcast host, and television host. She's been published in Automobile magazine, Tech Crunch, Ars Technica, Fast Company, Forbes, and appeared on CNN. She just competed in the Rebelle Rally, driving a stock Porsche Cayenne S riding on 20" wheels and street tires. 1500 miles of offroad driving, sands…
 
McKeel Hagerty is the CEO of Hagerty, a specialty provider of classic car insurance and media company. Founded by his parents, the company was originally focused on collector wooden boats. A lot has changed since then. In 1995, he took over and expanded the company to include classic and collector cars. Today, Hagerty has expanded their media prese…
 
The Malibu Kitchen Cars and Coffee fracas makes the front page of the LA Times, among others, and Spike and Jonny recap the hysterical and mostly inaccurate news coverage and the man behind it all, Malibu's goofball mayor! Also the California Festival of Speed and Jonny reviews a special Mercedes Black Series from the Mercedes Classic Museum and th…
 
It’s a Motor Trend party! We have Jonny Lieberman and Tony Angelo in the house and what a show it was. Tony is a host on Hot Rod Garage, where they build, well, crazy shit. He talks about his interest in EV swaps, that incredible new 1000HP Chevy crate engine, explains how fast his twin-engine Impala is, and more. Jonny tells us about his Rivian dr…
 
Roger Farah is back to answer your business (and life) questions! His last appearance was so popular we just had to have him back, so here's 90 minutes of fan questions about business, entrepreneurship, how to get ahead, why being curious is important, staying cool in tough situations, taking your shot, and more. There's great lessons here for anyo…
 
We have the whole Forsberg Racing team! What's it take to go from amateur to sponsored driver? What can autocross, sim racing, or rally do for your driving? How long can a GT-R engine last? All these questions and more get answered on this episode, because we have all the drivers of Forsberg racing! 3-time Formula Drift champion, Chris Forsberg @ch…
 
On this crew show, Matt tells us about spending the weekend with Tom Segura on tour! He saw the shows, explored Seattle, and got a glimpse of life on the road. We've also been driving the Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition, which makes us think of the AMG GT (and certain 911s). Q&A includes personal luxury coupes, track tires, best track toy under $40…
 
Spike is a TV writer and the host of Spike's Car Radio. On this episode we talk about Spike's conflicted relationship with his Tesla's autopilot, his Harley Livewire tester, GT3 Touring issues, Beetles, watches, and what car to take to a black tie event. This show was recorded on October 14, 2021. For a limited time, my listeners get their first mo…
 
Elana Scherr is funny, knowledgeable, and one of our favorite guests. She has contributed to basically every big magazine and website out there. She lives and breaths the vintage car lifestyle yet is also well versed on modern cars. She's built cars, broken cars, and just did a huge road trip with Mike Musto for Hemmings. We talk about getting cert…
 
Matt is back from the Audrain Concours and has a lot to talk about. There's cars, yachts, estates, and BIRD scooter stories. Zack drove the VW ID.4 and is wondering why it's missing some essential buttons. Matt went wine tasting and had a bit range anxiety with his Cabernet. And we answer questions about American V8 sedan shopping, how to entertain…
 
Andrew Davidge is the founder and CEO of Vintage Electric Bikes, makers of the fastest electric bike in the U.S. We'll be talking about the new mobility movement, technology, batteries, and lots more. https://www.vintageelectric.com Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire14 and use code smokingtire14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping. This …
 
Tosi Abasi is an unbelievable guitarist and the founder of instrumental progressive metal band, Animals as Leaders. He's also the founder of Abasi Concepts, which produces beautiful guitars that sound even better than the look. His success has allowed him to own some very fast cars but unlike most supercar owners, Tosin drives his cars at the track…
 
Kristen Lee and Kyle Cheromcha work at TheDrive.com, which covers automotive news, reviews, motorsports, and culture. Kyle is the Editor-in-Chief and Kristen is the Deputy Editor. We talk about their drive in the new Bentley Continental GT Speed, Kyle's commutes in his old Chevy Blazer, the pros/cons of motorcycles, rentable death traps, whether or…
 
Taylor Hull is a driver in the Formula Drift series, competing in a Cadillac ATS-V. He got his start racing in oval and switched to drifting in 2013. He earned his Pro 2 license just 1 year later. In 2017, he moved up to PRO. We talk about how he got started, his first drift build, blowing up cars, ATS-V parts nightmares, the skills of drifting, th…
 
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