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The Smoking Tire

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Rank #4 in Automotive category

Automotive
Leisure
Video Games
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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.For video test drives and reviews, go toTheSmokingTire.comorwww.youtube.com/thesmokingtireRent 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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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.For video test drives and reviews, go toTheSmokingTire.comorwww.youtube.com/thesmokingtireRent 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

iTunes Ratings

1999 Ratings
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good guests

By shealoreboss - Jun 02 2020
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really enjoyed hearing misha mansoor this week

Quit looking at the reviews and subscribe!

By frankoest - Mar 10 2020
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The best automotive podcast available. Period.

iTunes Ratings

1999 Ratings
Average Ratings
1851
74
27
19
28

good guests

By shealoreboss - Jun 02 2020
Read more
really enjoyed hearing misha mansoor this week

Quit looking at the reviews and subscribe!

By frankoest - Mar 10 2020
Read more
The best automotive podcast available. Period.
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The Smoking Tire

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Rank #1: TST Podcast - Back from SEMA

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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

1hr 43mins

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Rank #2: Turbos, Bitcoins and Rallying

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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

1hr 45mins

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Rank #3: DOUG DEMURO

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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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Check out our merch!

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Nov 01 2018

2hr 19mins

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Rank #4: Jonny Lieberman! (Motor Trend)

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Jonny Lieberman is a a self-described horn tester at Motor Trend. He's the co-host of Head-2-Head, Ignition, a seasoned automotive journalist and possibly the most passionate enthusiast around. He's opinionated, but he's got the knowledge and experience to back up those opinions, which is why he's one of our favorite guests.

Watch Head2Head: https://www.motortrend.com/videos/head-2-head/

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Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mtloverman

IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jonnylieberman 

Watch the show on YouTube https://youtu.be/0EWg5EUPpXg

May 07 2020

2hr 24mins

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Rank #5: Jonny Lieberman of MOTOR TREND

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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

2hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Rob Ferretti (C8 Ownership, Ferrari maintenance, and more)

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Rob Ferretti was in the automotive video game before just about anyone. He used to sell DVDs featuring automotive mayhem, rallies, burnouts, and speeding tickets. He's also been the man behind several exotic car rental companies, so he knows all the ins and out of just about every exotic car, including which ones break and how to fix them. He has a wealth of knowledge and we're going to get into all of it.

Check out his YouTube channel at YouTube.Com/SuperSpeedersRob

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Watch the show!: https://youtu.be/ezhG3Tbre8o

Apr 09 2020

1hr 42mins

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Rank #7: Porsche Factory driver Patrick Long!

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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/

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Jan 24 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #8: Newly Floridian

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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)

Nov 03 2016

1hr 57mins

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Rank #9: World's Smartest Monkey

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This week we convene sans guest, that being said we make do.  Matt discusses his upcoming moderation of "Black Air" (Grand National Documentary) at the Jalopnik Film Festival.  Zack and Thad share tales of drag racing station wagons.  We thoroughly lambast the appearance of the Shelby Raptor, lust over a 64 Corvette autocross special, Matt reviews the Range Rover Sport, we say many kind words about Greg Fitzsimmons and more...

Sep 11 2013

1hr 56mins

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Rank #10: Frank Mecum (Mecum auctions!)

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Frank Mecum is the consignment director for Mecum Auctions. He also works the floor as a seller’s representative, working to lock in sales during live auctions. We'll be talking all about the collector car market, auction stories good and bad, and everything else. 

About Mecum Auctions- https://www.mecum.com/about-us/

2020 Auction Schedule- https://www.mecum.com/collector-cars/auctions/

Check out the Mecum digital magazine: https://monthly.mecum.com/

Dana Mecum's 33rd Original Spring Classic- Featured Lots-  https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indianapolis-2020/lots/featured/

The John Atzbach Collection-  https://www.mecum.com/auctions/indianapolis-2020/collections/john-atzbach-collection/

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Watch the show on  YouTube: https://youtu.be/DtB0cBx-FTg

May 14 2020

1hr 23mins

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Rank #11: Andrew Collins (JALOPNIK)

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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

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Sep 17 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Chris Harris

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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

1hr 55mins

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Rank #13: TOMMY KENDALL

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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. 

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Follow his show, The Torque Show! https://www.facebook.com/TorqueShowLive/

This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/UU9LrT7cQwQ

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Oct 24 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #14: Pennsylvania 2

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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.

Oct 06 2016

2hr 5mins

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Rank #15: BMW M-adness/Sadness

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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. 

Feb 09 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #16: Vaughn Gittin Jr!

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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/AN3maxymEsU

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Apr 09 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #17: Utah meets New York

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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.

Dec 01 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #18: Trailer Time

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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.

Jun 23 2016

1hr 33mins

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Rank #19: "B" is for Build with Tavarish

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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. 

Apr 27 2017

1hr 51mins

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Rank #20: Dan Neil Returns! (Wall Street Journal's "Rumble Seat")

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Dan Neil is a well of knowlede and ridiculous stories, and this show isn't one to miss. He pays the bills writing about cars for the Wall Street Journal. He's also the only person to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Automotive criticism, and he once co-hosted a TV show on SPEED, with Matt! Topics go ALL over the place: Why 2,000HP electric cars aren't about selling cars, getting scared while riding with Keanu Reeves, Tesla vs Porsche, racing driving licenses, bespoke off-roaders, weird gangster Cadillacs, questionable rocket ships, space travel, and more. 

Read Dan's stuff here. https://www.wsj.com/news/types/rumble-seat

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Jun 18 2019

2hr 3mins

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