Rank #1: DOUG DEMURO
If you like cars and have an internet connection, you've probably heard of Doug Demuro.He came to prominence by writing hilarious articles about the (now gone) unlimited warranties sold at CarMax. He has one of the biggest YouTube channels in the automotive space, focusing on showing people the details of cars new and old.
Find everything Doug does here: https://www.autotrader.com/oversteer
This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/Ht9AGOWpROw
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Nov 01 2018
Rank #2: TST Podcast - Back from SEMA
We are back from SEMA and there's a new 1987 Porsche 911 sitting in the parking lot. Matt has picked up his car for a Leh Keen Safari project, and spent 1,000 miles getting to know it. Zack also gives his perspective on the car and its unique driving habits. We also discuss the new top speed record, SEMA truck trends, the 6-wheeled Raptor, and a lot more.
Nov 15 2017
Rank #3: Turbos, Bitcoins and Rallying
This week we take a bit more of a relaxed approach to podcasting couchside at Chris' house. We dicscuss the reviews of All Cars Go To Heaven, filming with Joe Rogan and his Sharkwerks 911 GT3, Ferrari's moves into turbocharging, Aston Martin's engine collaboration with Mercedes, the basics of Bitcoins, Rally North American, legalized marijuana, and Zack revies the new Volkswagen GTI.
Jun 04 2014
Rank #4: Chris Harris
Chris Harris is a legend in the automotive world. Journalist, racer, he's worked for many a publication and is currently a host on Top Gear UK, the most popular car show in the world.
Watch the show! https://youtu.be/hMjjQo5Yoic
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Dec 05 2019
Rank #5: Porsche Factory driver Patrick Long!
Patrick Long has the job we all want. He is the only American employed by Porsche as a factory racingdriver. He's a racer, coach to the young driver's academy, the founder of one of the coolest car gatherings - Luftgehult - and gets to drive some of the most historic race cars in Porsche's story (917, 962, etc). He's a nice guy, a fast driver, and has driven some of the coolest cars on Earth. And as always, lots of fan Q&A!
This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/Z1VmOF0gDNs
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Jan 24 2019
Rank #6: Regular Podcast
This week Mr. Regular and The Roman of Regular Car Reviews join us for an unholy cacaphony of grunting, dick jokes and the occassional mention of a car. Our guests arrive dressed in their finest as we talk about everybody's new favorite tv show Glasgow Today, the New York International Auto Show, the adventures of the Downsyndrome Knight, angry Jalopnik Commenters and of course the massively successful Fund Anything campaign that brought Regular Car Reviews to Los Angeles.
May 14 2014
Rank #7: Tyler Hoover of Hoovie's Garage & AutoTrader
This podcast is about bad cars, weird cars, and LS-swapped 911s. Our guest is Tyler Hoover, an automotive journalist who has made a name for himself by acquiring a vast collection of...odd cars, or "hoopties", as he calls them. He's a man with eccentric taste, truly adhering to the idea, "Variety is the spice of life."
This show is available as a video!
You can find videos of all of Tyler's cars (including his LS-swapped 911) on his YouTube channel, "Hoovie's Garage".
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Sep 13 2017
Rank #8: Atkinson Diet
This week fellow automotive journalist, chairman of Beer and Beards quarterly, and host of Ignition Jonny Lieberman (@mt_loverman) once again joins us at the podcast table. Matt recounts tales of learning to drive a manual transmission, hot stereos and a teenage butchering of a Subaru Legacy. Meanwhile Jonny bought a new Fiesta ST and shares with us his experience in the Nismo GTR and Challenger Hellcat. In addition we cover news on the Aston Martin Lagonda, Zombie Dust beer and Lamborghini Countach values.
Aug 06 2014
Rank #9: Krautwerk
This week Steve Dinan purveyor of all things BMW joins us to talk about how he got into the business and the current state of BMW tech. Of course we touch upon the history of BMW but we spend a long time discussing how factory turbocharging has unleashed new potential and where things may be going in the future. We discuss the realities of research and development, Steve defines "Turbo Lag" for us and using vacuum in the crankcase for power increases.
Jan 29 2014
Rank #10: The Violence of Dairy w/ Mr. Regular and The Roman
This week your ears will be assaulted with a cacaphony of grunts, chode jokes and literary references as we welcome back our friends Mr. Regular and The Roman of Regular Car Reviews (@RegularCars). On the final evening of the Pacific Fister tour the guys drop by and we catch up on the trip, life as a burgeoning internet celebrities and project cars. In addition we cover the tragic loss of the LS400s transmission, Nino's Vine account, first class bathrooms, vape pens and how Portland has become a parody of itself.
Oct 14 2015
Rank #11: McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918
Once again our friend Carlos Lago of Motor Trend joins us for an extended podcast. Carlos recently tested both the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 so of course we cover that, but we also review the XKR-S GT, the Cadillac ELR and its stablemate the CTS V-Sport. In addition to the reviews we touch on meat based furniture and clothing, Grand Theft Auto 5, stupid tweeting cars, Zack's recently acquired tickets and how Chris suggests he evades them.
Mar 19 2014
Rank #12: Taraf my Lagonda
Gracing us with his presence once again, regular guest and Motor Trend ambassador Jonny Lieberman joins us on mic. This week Jonny shares his thoughs on the R8 V10+, the 488 GTB is lavished with praise, the oppulence of the Lagonda Taraf is conveyed and once again Jonny sings praise of his beloved G65 AMG.
May 18 2016
Rank #13: My Breakfast with Jerry
May 26 2016
Rank #14: Cheap Porsches Exist
AJ Gordon (formerly of The Petersen Automotive Museum) and Chris Fussner of MotorHistory.com join us to talk about how to buy a great cheap Porsche, AJ's future in vans, new BMWs, off-roading badly, the "under-appreciated" Honda Del Sol and tons more.
Aug 18 2016
Rank #15: Regular Car Reviews
If you don't know the Regular Car Reviews, you need to. They do car reviews like no one else: insightful, weird, dirty, clever, (formerly) faceless. Matt sat down with the men behind the brilliance.
This episode is available in downloadable audio only format on iTunes, Google Play, wherever you get podcasts, or at the host site: https://youtu.be/YJ7eoUEhYlQ
Mar 07 2018
Rank #16: Thriftmaster
Jonathan Ward of Icon joins us once again; this time in the newly built Chevy Thrifmaster Derelict. We of course talk about what is cooking at Icon these days but Jonathan also fills us in on his current time at the Art Center College of Design and the finer details in Koenigsegg and Pagani carbon work. In addition Matt reviews the Superformance GT40 the Luftgekühlt Porsche event is discussed and Jonathan promotes the Cars and Casino night for the Go Campaign.
Apr 28 2016
Rank #17: Ayahuasca
This week we bring you a podcast rife with detours that include ayahuasca, AirBnB, gonorrhea, our Forza 5 online event and of course the usual car news and reviews.
- Forza 5 Streaming Event
- Medical Marijuana
- Turbo Miata
- Ski Trips vs. Track Days
- Fox Body Mustang vs BMW E36
- Porsche 911 GT3 recall
- Mitsubishi Evo IX vs X
- Cadillac ELR vs. Chevy Volt
- Audi R8
Mar 26 2014
Rank #18: Jonny Lieberman of MOTOR TREND
Jonny Lieberman is a senior editor at Motor Trend, and the host of Head2Head on Motor Trend TV. He just returned from the Pebble Beach Concours, and certainly has stories.
Watch this show! https://youtu.be/GW8LsRSKcx0
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Sep 05 2019
Rank #19: Building a f*ck yurt.
This week Matt, Bill and I talk Audis, Evos, Mustangs and one-takes. In addition we cover a supercharged Civic Si, building a yurt for Burning Man, the GT350 launch, and discuss open vs closed cockpit cars in the wake of Justin Wilson's untimely death.
Aug 26 2015
Rank #20: Mechanical Sympathy
This week Matt bids a farewell to his R32 Skyline, we deride picky DeLorean owners as Matt's car goes up on Bring a Trailer, discuss Top Gear and review the base 997.2 Porsche Carrera.
Jun 08 2016