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The Smoking Tire

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/thesmokingtireFollow 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

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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. 

1hr 43mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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Crew Show! 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.

1hr 45mins

4 Jun 2014

Rank #2

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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/oversteerThis show is also a video: https://youtu.be/Ht9AGOWpROw Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @dougdemuroIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @dougdemuro Check out our merch!https://teespring.com/stores/thesmokingtire?page=1

2hr 19mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez

Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez is a YouTuber who rose to fame buying run-down coolness (Bentleys, Mercedes, Supra, Lamborghinis) and showing people that YOU can repair them, and even mod them. Most recently he's revived an orange Lamborghini Murcielago that was used in "The Fate and the Furious" (the 8th installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise). https://www.youtube.com/user/tavarish WATCH the show! https://youtu.be/tdGcoWrHdpYFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @therealtavarish NEW SHIRTS!https://www.blipshift.com/tst

1hr 50mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Rob Ferretti (C8 Ownership, Ferrari maintenance, and more)

Get the Cannon Ball shirt! Only available for another week! https://www.blipshift.com/tstFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @superspeeders @robferretti Watch the show!: https://youtu.be/ezhG3Tbre8o

1hr 42mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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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/GW8LsRSKcx0Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mt_lovermanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jonnyliebermanNEW SHIRTS!https://www.blipshift.com/tst

2hr 4mins

5 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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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!https://youtu.be/iAcWPGh8KO8You can find videos of all of Tyler's cars (including his LS-swapped 911) on his YouTube channel, "Hoovie's Garage". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdEczn3MVkx_4PnMZ10MVFAHe also writes for AutoTrader.com/Oversteer, alongside Doug Demuro (and others).https://www.autotrader.com/oversteerFollow him on Twitter here: http://www.twitter.com/hooviesgarage

1hr 51mins

13 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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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 http://patricklong.com/https://luftgekuhlt.com/ Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @plongmotosport NEW SHIRTS!https://www.blipshift.com/tst

2hr 5mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Road & Track and the Mustang Mach-E

Travis Okulski, Kyle Kinard, and Mack Hogan in studio representing Road & Track! We'll get the 'editor's defense' of the Veloster N as PCOTY, talk Mustang Mach-E, and about APEX: The Secret Race Across America!https://www.roadandtrack.comThis show is also a video: https://youtu.be/v6xfWgqLdeI Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @tokulski @kjkinard @macklinhogan NEW SHIRTS!https://www.blipshift.com/tst

1hr 59mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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The Real Tavarish

Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez joins us as he maks a quick trip to visit California from his new home state and Americas answer to the question "just how bad can things get?"; Florida. (Note: I lived there for 8 years)

1hr 57mins

3 Nov 2016

Rank #10

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TOMMY KENDALL

Tommy Kendall is an American race car driver and television broadcaster. He has raced in NASCAR, Le Mans, GT cars, and even the Bathhurst 1000. He is best known for his IMSA GT Championship and SCCA Trans-Am Series career.  - Use code "smoke20" for 20% off at https://www.us.thinkware.com - Use code "smokingtire" at https://www.racechips.usFollow his show, The Torque Show! https://www.facebook.com/TorqueShowLive/This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/UU9LrT7cQwQ Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @tommykendal11IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  @tommykendal11 NEW SHIRTS!https://www.blipshift.com/tst

1hr 52mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Andrew Collins (JALOPNIK)

Andrew Collins is the Reviews Editor for Jalopnik.com, and their resident off-road/truck expert. Read Andrew's articles here: https://kinja.com/andrewpcollins This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/zQtg4YtL4WM Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @andrewatlarge  NEW SHIRTS!https://www.blipshift.com/tst

2hr 2mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Doug Demuro!

Its been a while but we're once again joined by Doug "The Bane of CarMax" DeMuro.  Doug arrives in the splendor of a Hyundai Tucson and regails is with tails of touring this great nation in his Aston Martin Vantage, being hassled by "the man" with head in parking rules and speeding tickets of wich can be paid with alarming immediacy. In addition Matt shares his experience at The Grand Tour and we all share stories of over-eager fans.

2hr 5mins

6 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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Crew Show (Matt and Zack)

Matt and Zack catch up on driving the Lamborghini SVJ, Aston Martin repairs, and answer tons of questions. This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/UOzG38S2ZMsFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman 

2hr 7mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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BMW M-adness/Sadness

Guest this week: Armin Balg, a man who loves M3s, as long as they've been questionably maintained. Friend and exceptional /DRIVE camera operator, he has owned 3 E36 M3s, and recently bought an E46 that was full of surprises. He graces us with his tales of woe, while Matt talks about driving the Dinan M2, driving the M1, first M5, and other news. 

1hr 48mins

9 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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Vaughn Gittin Jr!

Vaughn Gittin Jr is a Formula D and D1 champion, and one of the funnest people around. He won his first Formula Drift title in 2010, and has more tandem battle victories than any other driver in 10 years of Formula Drift history.In 2005, he became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix, and took the title for USA in the 2007 World Championship. https://vaughngittin.com/ Watch this show on YouTube! https://youtu.be/AN3maxymEsUFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @VaughnGittinJrIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @vaughngittinjr New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst

1hr 28mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Utah meets New York

This time we're joined in studio by the Everday Driver crew along with a rotating cast of Jalopnik writers in town for the LA Auto Show. In addition we cover Paul and Todd's new film covering the evolution of the BMW M3, Matt loves the new Ferrari California and 488 whilst the rest of the world crumbles around us.

1hr 17mins

1 Dec 2016

Rank #17

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LIVE: Auctioning Matt's DeLorean

This week Andrew Collins (@andr3wcollins) from Jalopnik joins us as Bring A Trailer auctions off Matt's DeLorean while we record the podcast. Additionally we review the new all-turbo non-turbo 911 lineup, Andrew shares his desert racing experience and his recent trip to Pikes Peak.

1hr 33mins

23 Jun 2016

Rank #18

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Crew Show!

LS swap your wardrobe with our new shirt! https://www.blipshift.com/tstOn this show Matt and Zack talk about the Model 3 press car, autonomous driving experiences, 600HP BMWs, and answer all your questions!  Watch the show: https://youtu.be/xjSeFv9tm8E Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman 

1hr 35mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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"B" is for Build with Tavarish

On this episode our guests are Chris, the host of the hilarious project-oriented YouTube channel that is 'B is for Build", and Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez, of Jalopnik, who now has a channel of his own. Both of them share the love of buying something cheap and crappy, and putting in the work to create something amazing, weird, or interesting. The cars they brought are an indication that they're crazy like a fox. 

1hr 51mins

27 Apr 2017

Rank #20