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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
 
Dan Stoner and Mike Musto have been in this business for quite some time. Stoner comes from the world of big advertising and publishing before coming to Hemmings, while Musto made a name for himself as an automotive journalist and show creator. What do they have in common? Well, everything and nothing. They’ve got different tastes in cars and are both jealous of each other’s grooming habits, YET, they both love everything automotive culture has to offer. Thus, an idea was hatched, and The He ...
 
A Dad and his two sons have a conversations about things ranging from movies, to technology, girls to politics and philosophy. Their conversations span decades, and usually have some kind of a twist, and they are certainly not against poking each other in the ribs.
 
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Would you believe that Jon Chase, the Art Director over at Hoonigan, started his career at an industrial rubber company? Some of the best and most notable people in the automotive world started in careers that had nothing to do with automobiles. But then things changed. After landing a job as a junior designer for Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker at…
 
Chris Forsberg is a 3-time Formula Drift champion, a stunt driver, and a team manager. He's in studio to talk about his upcoming season in the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z, his INSANE new 2,000HP drift taxi "The Altimaniac", which car is the next cheap missile, his biggest project nightmares, and answer fan Q&A. Go to BlackVue.com/TST and use the promo c…
 
Every once in a while, we’re fortunate enough to check a few names off our interview bucket list. This week, we’re gettin’ BBQ (metaphorically, alas) with our favorite chambray-clad gearhead, the one and only Jay Leno! Jay needs no introduction. If you’ve had a television set plugged in at all over the last 30 years, you know the man. And, if you’r…
 
Kristen Lee is one of our favorite people and favorite automotive journalists. She is the Deputy Editor at The/DRIVE.com. She has written for Business Insider, Jalopnik, Road & Track, and other publications. Follow her @kristenleeeeeeee Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire12 and use code smokingtire12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Follow …
 
Matt drifted a crazy Hummer H1 and then hung out with some hot rods that shoot 80-foot fireballs; Zack gets into the details of their Ferrari 812 GTS review; and they answer questions about Drift Week, buying cars, and buying watches. Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire12 and use code smokingtire12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Follow us…
 
Ever wonder who gets to work on movies like Cars? Who’s behind the scenes of your favorite car shows? Who’s partially responsible for designing the most car-nerd amusement park ever built? Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about the most epic job a gearhead could ever have and then wonder if such a thing actually exists? Come on over to the…
 
Jonny Lieberman is a long-time automotive journalist for Motor Trend. He's driven all the greatest cars, had the best whiskey, and usually has a funny way of explaining his opinions. It's always a good show when Jonny sits down. We talk about the RUF Yellowbird, M2 CS vs Cayman GT4, which Bugatti Chiron is the one to buy, and more. Policygenius sav…
 
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about their recent drives in the BMW X6 M, Ducati Multistrada V4, Zack chasing drift cars at Gridlife, and fire-breathing cars. Plus, Ferrari restoration expert, Donnie Callaway, drops by with Matt's car and some wisdom. Policygenius saved customers up to $1,055 per year compared to their current home & auto policie…
 
The name of Jeff Snyder's shop isn't just a description of the automotive rebirth he and his team performs. It's also an homage to the funeral home his grandfather and father ran. And while there's not much overlap between rebuilding cars and caring for the dearly departed, Jeff credits the family business for the mindset that helped him create awa…
 
Chris Dunlop, also known as Pinstrip Chris, is an incredible automotive artist. Using a mix of pens, pencils, airbrush, and brushes, he creates paintings that are both incredibly realistic without looking like a simple photograph. He's also known for his "Sharpie cars", where he uses Sharpie pens to draw incredible patterns that cover an entire car…
 
Steve Serio and Cam Ingram spend a lot of time around expensive, amazing cars. Steve is a broker who helps people buy and sell cars worth five to eight figures. Cam Ingram is the Owner of Road Scholars, a world-renowned restoration shop that also has an incredible car collection. Apply for free today at WOMPLY.COM/SMOKINGTIRE and see if you qualify…
 
What's it like to go 212MPH in the McLaren F1 press car? Race a vintage Ford at Silverstone? Go head-to-head against Chris Harris in a Citroen 2CV? Andrew Frankel knows. He is the kind of automotive journalist that we admire. He's a great writer and driver, he's driven some incredibly special machines, and he's British, so he has 48 different words…
 
TV host Ant Anstead and 2009 Formula One champion Jenson Button are about to live every car enthusiast's dream: design their own car. They -along with automotive designer Mark Stubbs and attorney Roger Behle- are revitalizing Radford, a British coach-builder famous for its customization work in the 1940s and 1950s. They're bringing the company back…
 
Fuel, petrol, go-go juice… whatever you call it, the fuel we use to power our beloved vehicles has always been somewhat of a mystery to many. From trying to figure out octane ratings to wondering what its shelf life, it always seems that many of our fuel related questions go unanswered. That is, until now. On this week’s episode of the Hemmings Hot…
 
Matt and Zack talk about their drive in the BMW M4, the new X6 M that arrived, Matt's Ducati loaner, Ben Chen's Gemballa crash, the RPM Act, and answer a lot of YOUR questions. Get more information on the RPM Act. Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire12 and use code smokingtire12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Apply for free today at womply…
 
Can our grid handle more EVs? We know who to ask. Jason Fenske is the host of Engineering Explained, an excellent YouTube channel that teaches you how cars work. He has a background in both engineering and teaching, so he's the perfect person to ask about, well, everything. We talk about the grid, charging, Tesla, Mach-E, sports cars, and more. Wat…
 
How do you end up with a classic '90s pony car in your garage sitting next to a Japanese microcar? Hemmings Digital Content Director Mike Austin joins Mike Musto to talk about how to not buy too many cars, what's next on the shopping list, and how we give advice when other people ask us what they should buy. Plus, a 1972 International Scout picked …
 
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down to talk about their recent tests of the Honda Civic Type R, Ford Bronco Sport Badlands, and Kia Telluride. We also talk about Zack's new bugout vehicle, Matt's Ducati loaner, and Tesla's NHTSA issues. Re-shop your rates and you could save up to $1,055. Head to Policygenius.com to get started right now. https://w…
 
Tony Quiroga (@guaupants) is the Deputy Editor of Car and Driver Magazine. As one of the testers for Lightning Lap, he's one of the better drivers in the journalist field. He's also the only journalist to do instrumented testing of the Bugatti Chiron, and the speeds he hit were ridiculous. He tells us all about the g-forces of the Chiron, the thril…
 
Making your way in the automotive industry as a journalist, host and personality is no easy task. It takes years of persistence, failure and my God, a huge amount of hard work. If, however you have the resolve to keep pushing forward and not take NO for an answer, then maybe, just maybe, you might be met with some success. Host, producer, commentat…
 
Andrew Collins is a returning guest, Jalopnik alum, and the new Editor-in-Chief of CarBibles.com. We talk about what you should know when buying a car, the challenges of launching a site, weird seat belts, confusing HVAC controls, cheap off-roading, and a lot more. https://www.carbibles.com IG: @andrewatlarge Let Sunday take the guesswork out of gr…
 
Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez (@therealtavarish) is one of the most popular automotive YouTubers. He's known for repairing broken exotic cars and giving them a second life. Most recently he's revived a crashed orange McLaren 675LT, documenting every step and mishap along the way. He's also the co-host of Car Trek along with Ed Bolian and Tyler Hoover…
 
After fourteen years of road trips, track events, open road rallies and at times, performing semi-daily driver duties, the matte black 1969 Dodge Daytona tribute known as “ANGRIER” is finally going under the knife thanks to help from Wesley Motorsports in Lansing, Michigan and the good folks over at Dodge and MOPAR. A relatively standard build in i…
 
Jason Cammisa is one of the most knowledgable, experienced, and entertaining people in the automotive community. He currently hosts 3 excellent shows on HAGERTY's YouTube channel; "Revelations", "Know it All", and "Icons". And as he will explain, do not argue with him because you will lose. Go to HARRYS.COM/TIRE and get a 5-blade razor, weighted ha…
 
Misha Mansoor @mishmansoor is the lead guitarist for the metal band, Periphery, and a knowledgeable car enthusiast. He's owned a string of cool cars (currently a Huracan Performante and a GT3 Touring), and always brings a unique perspective to the show. We talk about driving vs collecting, the definition of "fun", argue about the Honda Civic Type R…
 
John Voelcker edited Green Car Reports for nine years, publishing more than 12,000 articles on hybrids, electric cars, and other low- and zero-emission vehicles and the energy ecosystem around them. He now covers advanced auto technologies and energy policy as a reporter and analyst. His work has appeared in print, online, and radio outlets that in…
 
A lot happened this week! We talk Tesla buying Bitcoin, fire-breathing Ferraris, Hyundai Kona recalls, crazy fast turns, influencers gone wrong, and answer fan questions. Go to HelloFresh.com/smokingtire10 and use code smokingtire10 for 10 free meals, including free shipping! Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackk…
 
How do you get your dream job? Larry Webster has the answer. His career will inspire anyone, regardless what profession they want to be in. He is the VP of Content at HAGERTY, and the former editor-in-chief of "Road & Track" and Senior Editor at "Popular Mechanics". He's raced vintage cars, restored a few, and driven just about everything. We talk …
 
Now, in 2021, Larry Chen is considered to be one of the greatest professional automotive photographers in the business. His photographs and images have been seen throughout the pages of countless magazines and on websites all over the internet. His YouTube show “Hoonigan AutoFocus” has over 300k subscribers and lets you follow his photographic adve…
 
Alain Visser is the CEO of Lynk & Co., a new car company that is promoting car sharing over individual ownership. Before Alain calls in we talk about the Porsche Cayman GT4, the Mazda 3 Touring, getting a flat tire, driving in the wet, and more. We then finish the show with fan Q&A. https://www.lynkco.com/en/ Visit lemonaidhealth.com/TIREfor 50% of…
 
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