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CarStories

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Rank #70 in Automotive category

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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.

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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
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8

Great Stories

By H--wilson - Jul 20 2017
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Love the guests and the hosts!

Need moar James!!

By UthinkURmyOxygen - May 30 2017
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Love the podcast guys but we need more James!

iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
7
5
4
8

Great Stories

By H--wilson - Jul 20 2017
Read more
Love the guests and the hosts!

Need moar James!!

By UthinkURmyOxygen - May 30 2017
Read more
Love the podcast guys but we need more James!
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CarStories

Latest release on Mar 22, 2018

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CarStories is committed to bringing you the best interviews and automotive stories from celebrities, racers, enthusiasts and listeners around the globe with James McKeone.

Rank #1: Alex Roy

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Alexander Roy would have piloted his BMW M5 coast-to-coast in a Guinness World Record time of 31 hours, 4 minutes…if Guinness World Book officials recognized such a dangerous record attempt.  Roy joined A.J. on the CarStories.com Podcast to talk about the years or preparation he and co-driver Dave Maher put into breaking the “unofficial” 1983 US Express record and the controversy it sparked.

Jul 07 2015

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Rank #2: Magnus Walker

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We travel to the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles to sit down one-on-one with Porsche enthusiast Magnus Walker.  After touring his entire shop, we speak we Magnus about his love for cars, becoming a brand ambassador for Porsche, current projects and the impact his vehicles are having in the car culture.

Dec 16 2014

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: Tanner Foust

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Top Gear Host & Global Rallycross Champion Tanner Foust sits down with Chris and A.J. to talk about his childhood love of driving, his rally racing career, performing Hot Wheels stunts and hosting Top Gear on History.

Oct 02 2014

1hr 13mins

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Rank #4: Spike Feresten

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This week, Spike Feresten stops into the Car Stories studio to talk about how working with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman channeled his passion for cars aka "Porsche". He also gives Kyle and James his insider tips on flipping cars and what ultimately led to his own show, Car Matchmaker.

Nov 30 2017

55mins

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Rank #5: Parnelli Jones

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Racing legend Parnelli Jones joins A.J. on the CarStories.com podcast to talk about his incredible career in motorsports and his new documentary, Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones, which is about his son’s 20 year battle with a brain injury. 

Oct 20 2015

30mins

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Rank #6: How to Design Cars

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CarStories.com’s A.J. Gordon caught up with designers Ian Cartabiano and Bryan Benedict at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum to discuss the return of the Dream Car Art Contest.

Dec 08 2015

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Rank #7: Ken Lingenfelter

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Ken Lingenfelter chats with A.J. on the CarStories.com podcast, about how he’s managed to channel his automotive passion into a strong brand, business exquisite car collection.

Dec 15 2015

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Rank #8: Magnus Walker, Patrick Dempsey & Rare Porsches

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We attended Deus Ex Machina's "Luftgekuhlt" Porsche cruise-in and got a chance to speak with Magnus Walker, Patrick Dempsey and some owners of very rare porsches.

Sep 09 2014

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Rank #9: Collector Car Trends

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This week’s CarStories Podcast is moderated by Wade Kawasaki, COO and President of Coker Tire and features panel consisting of Barry Mequiar, Glen Jennings, Jonathan Klinger, and Wayne Carini live from the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction in Monterey California. Each member of the expert panel travels to different parts of the world-see how they view the passion for collector cars and its worldwide reach. 

Aug 25 2015

56mins

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Rank #10: Brian Scotto from Hoonigan Industries

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Brian Scotto is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer for Hoonigan Industries, best known for the crazy car exploits of their other founder, Ken Block. Brian is an incredible guy with a huge wealth of talent and knowledge when it comes to cars and car culture and he has helped turn Hoonigan into one of the world's biggest automotive lifestyle brands. Kyle and James were lucky enough to get Brian in the CarStories hot seat just days before the official launch of Climbkhana, the latest Hoonigan masterpiece which sees Ken Block rocketing up Pike's Peak in a 1200+ horsepower twin-turbocharged Hoonicorn Mustang. Brian is also great because he's one of those guys who if you can get them talking, they'll just keep talking indefinitely and typically end up saying some really interesting stuff. This episode is a long one, but it's one of our favorites. Give it a listen and then make sure to go check out Climbkhana on YouTube!

Sep 28 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #11: David Kennedy

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David Kennedy is the Editor-In-Chief of HOT ROD.  David is a lifelong car and truck guy with a passion for powertrains.  He sits down with A.J. on the CarStories.com podcast to talk about growing up with East Coast car culture, making the transition from diesel trucks to hot rods, and how the legendary magazine has evolved over the years.

May 05 2015

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Rank #12: Alex Ross and Magnus Walker

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Alex Ross is the founder of Sharkwerks, a company that is arguably the best tuner of GT-series Porsches in America right now. He is dedicated to taking Porsche's good work and cranking it past 11 without regard for cost or common sense. In that vein, Alex brought the exquisite Sharkwerks Cayman GT4 by the museum for Kyle and James to drool over. 

Magnus Walker is best known as the Urban Outlaw, a bearded and be-dreadlocked builder of air-cooled hot rod 911s. He has become an ambassador for the brand over the past few years and he's a regular feature at all the best Porsche events all over the world. He brought down his newest ride, a super customized Porsche 964 with all kinds of Magnus' personal styling touches.

Together they sat down with Kyle and James to talk about the North/South divide in England, the air and water cooled divide in the Porsche community, and why Sharkwerks doesn't really have a business model. This was a super fun conversation, and we know you guys will love it.

May 02 2017

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Rank #13: Cars and Coffee

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Cars and Coffee has officially returned home to Southern California.  The CarStories.com Podcast travels to the OC Fair Grounds to speak with Doug Cavanaugh, the man responsible for bringing it back, along with Car Crazy’s Barry Meguiar and more.

Sep 08 2015

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Rank #14: SPECIAL: Dodge Viper ACR

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In this special shortened episode, A.J. visits Willow Springs International Raceway, where he gets the ride of a lifetime in the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR.

Sep 28 2015

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Rank #15: Ken Lingenfelter

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Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering stops by the CarStories.com podcast to speak one-on-one with A.J. about his car collection that now exceeds 200 vehicles.  1/3 Corvettes, 1/3 Muscle Cars and 1/3 Exotics, Ken uses his collection as a source to fundraise and give back to the community.  He also doesn't just let his cars sit and rot.  Ken drives as much of the collection as he possible can, given the Michigan climate.  He also talks about how he can't wait to take delivery of his LaFerrari.

Mar 10 2015

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Rank #16: Wayne Carini

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Chasing Classic Cars' Wayne Carini joins A.J. on the Car Stories podcast to talk about getting his start in restoring cars, being a good salesman and teases a very rare Ferrari that he's about to unveil for Pebble Beach.  He say's it's the first Ferrari that could win 'Best of Show'.

Jul 15 2014

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Rank #17: Jeff Zwart

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Jeff Zwart is a director, filmmaker, photographer, Porsche enthusiast, and racer. If you’re an auto enthusiast and haven’t heard of him, well, you’ve probably seen a few commercials he’s worked on.

Feb 23 2016

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Rank #18: David S.K. Lee

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Automotive collector David S.K. Lee sits down with A.J. on the CarStories.com podcast to talk about what car collecting means to him and how he's managed to accumulate one of the finest Ferrari collections in

Feb 17 2015

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Rank #19: LA Auto Show 2015

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A.J. takes the CarStories.com Podcast to the Los Angeles Auto Show, where he talks with today’s manufacturers, journalists and automotive enthusiasts about what’s in store for 2015.

Nov 24 2015

32mins

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Rank #20: Hot Wheels Designer Bryan Benedict

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Bryan Benedict, designer for Hot Wheels, joins Chris and A.J. to talk about what it's like to design cars for China, how a Hot Wheels car gets made and designing the Darth Vader Star Wars Hot Wheels vehicle.

Oct 09 2014

48mins

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Mike Hallmark

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Mike Hallmark is a lifelong car enthusiast. In addition to his role at Hellwig Products, he is a hardcore gearhead. He is devoted to Volkswagen, and as an Englishman, I am proud that he owns a Land Rover. Mike was kind enough to turn up in "The Operator", which is the perfect vehicle for the four seasons. Mike also staked his claim for the longest podcast, so make sure you check it out

Mar 22 2018

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Donnie Callaway

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Donnie Callaway has spent over 30 years restoring collectible cars, most of these hail from Maranello. It all began with him growing up in Los Angeles, living and breathing sports cars before taking a job at Hollywood Sports Cars, and soon thereafter, spending time in Hawaii with an uncle learning to hand form aluminum bodies. He completes restorations to concours level. Donnie has worked on pretty much every Ferrari model made including 512 BBs, 365 2+2s, TDFs, James Coburn’s California Spyder, and many, many others. Host James McKeone was happy to accompany Donnie in his newly restored and immaculate Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole for a run through in the hills of Malibu.

Mar 01 2018

32mins

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Matt Farah

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Matt Farah is a seasoned automotive journalist and watch aficionado. Besides being an incredibly nice guy, he is also one of the most prolific automotive YouTube stars on the planet with his One Take video series and, of course, he is the man behind "The Smoking Tire" podcast. With his One Take series recently coming to an end, Matt is moving into a new venture - his new "Watch and Listen" podcast with CarStories guest alum Cameron Weiss. James enjoyed the ability to relax with Matt thanks to his heated leather seats before popping and crackling through the hills of Malibu in his Mountune Ford Focus RS.

Feb 22 2018

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Cameron Weiss

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Cameron Weiss developed his affinity for timepieces back when he was a young child. In 2010, Cameron attended an apprentice-style program at the Nicholas G. Hayek Watchmaking School in Miami with a Swiss curriculum. The ten years of passion drove him to fine-tune his designs and goals before launching Weiss watches in June 2013. On this episode we feature a special guest Jules who was kind enough to let James sit in the front seat as the trio took to the road in Cameron's 1959 Volkswagen Beetle for a good talk about watches, travel and the reliability of classic British vehicles.

Feb 15 2018

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Elana Scherr

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Elana Scherr has a background in composite fabrication, is incredibly handy with an engine stand, and has a soft spot for Mopar muscle and one off vintage race cars.  She was the former Staff Editor at Hot Rod Magazine and Executive Editor at Roadkill Magazine before stepping into the freelance world so she can write about cars, motorcycles, planes, boats, racing and dogs. Elana gave James the time of his life in her 1971 Opel GT. Hope you enjoy the talk as much as he did!

Feb 08 2018

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Michael Axon

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Michael Axon, a CF 200 Member, and originally from Manchester, has a passion for Jaguar. He ended up in California after he created LaZerCAD, a system to measure, draw and 360 photograph buildings. From there it was a hop and a skip to Malibu to dive deep into his "Mancave" which includes a collection of classic British motorcars both old and new that he regularly makes use of in the Canyons around him. Michael established The English Car Company to share his collection with organizations that serve those in need. He tells a great tale or two so make sure you stay till the end. Enjoy!

Feb 02 2018

47mins

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Larry Chen

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Larry Chen likes to take pretty pictures for Speedhunters, Hoonigan, Hot Rod magazine, Pikes Peak, Formula D, Global Rallycross, King of the Hammers and many, many more. After having his initial interview with Kyle, Larry spent time with James in Ole Orange Bang to discuss his time as a paparazzo, old cars, new cars, being a Canon instructor, and the luxurious life of an automotive journalist. Larry is always a joy to be around, and it was a great drive up the coast through Malibu.

Jan 25 2018

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Derek Hill

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Derek Hill has a long history with cars. He is the son of America’s first Formula 1 World Driving Champion, Phil Hill, and he is the current Master of Ceremonies for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance which he has attended since birth. Like his father, Derek initially pursued a career in motorsports, earning class wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, as well as many other races. He has also pursued historic racing at the Goodwood Revival and Monterey Reunion. Derek was kind enough to show up in a family owned Pierce Arrow that was used most recently to take him and his wife on their first drive as a newly married couple. The trip through the Malibu Canyon was certainly not what Derek expected but he did very much enjoy it, and we hope you enjoy it too!

Jan 18 2018

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Leslie Kendall

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Leslie Kendall is the chief historian at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Born in San Diego, California, Leslie has had an insatiable interest in automobiles and automotive history from a very early age. Leslie joined the team creating the Petersen Automotive Museum in April 1993 and has never looked back! Leslie and host James McKeone took to the streets of Los Angeles in the incredible Honda N600 Serial One, which is the first Honda automobile imported to the U.S.! The car was restored by Tim Mings of Merciless Mings, and James and Leslie really enjoyed their trip around the backstreets of Los Angeles.

Jan 11 2018

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Jeff Rodrigues

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On this episode of CarStories, we meet Jeff Rodrigues, the Track Operations Manager at The Thermal Club - a private motorsports country club in Palm Desert, California. Jeff’s passion for cars and motorcycles started young and eventually led him to the desert to run one of the world’s most exclusive racetracks. In this episode, guest host, Brad Speers goes for a ride in Jeff’s 2004 Final Edition Lotus Esprit to find out more about how Jeff became the “jack of all trades and the master of motorsports.“

Jan 04 2018

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Charles Fleming

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Charles Fleming writes about automobiles and motorcycles for the Los Angeles Times’ Business section. He also writes the urban hiking column LA Walks. A former staff writer for Newsweek, Variety and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, he is an author, a teacher, and a great raconteur. Charles turned up at the museum in a McLaren 720S and he and host James McKeone headed out to the Hollywood Hills to dig deep into his love of motorcycles and walking LA. We have a feeling that we are going to need a follow up with Charles, so make sure you listen to round 1. Enjoy!

Dec 28 2017

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Twanna Rogers

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Twanna Rogers and her husband Tim Rogers are the owners of The Thermal Club, a private motorsports country club in Palm Desert, California. They are both Petersen Automotive Museum Checkered Flag 200 members and avid car enthusiasts. In this episode, guest host, Brad Speers goes for a tour around Twanna’s exclusive motorsports club in her 1932 Three Window Chop Top Ford- one of her favorite cars. They even make it on track. Be sure to buckle-up for this ride. 

Dec 21 2017

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Bruce Meyer

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Bruce Meyer is the founding chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum and is still a very active board member. He is part of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club but host, James McKeone, was able to slow him down for a drive in his 1957 Outlaw Porsche. They took a trip through Beverly Hills where Bruce is not only the unofficial mayor of the city but also houses his collection of cars, which makes him the ultimate 'Car guys car guy.' Enjoy!

Dec 14 2017

32mins

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Pushkar Modi

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Pushkar Modi is the Director of Engineering at Turo. If you haven't heard of Turo, it's an incredible Car Sharing service that can get you behind the wheels of all kinds of cars. It also allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles online to help grow their collection. Pushkar is a huge Porsche fan and when he booked his flight to Los Angeles he made sure when he landed he could get behind the wheel of something fun and the Porsche 911 GT3 was his car of choice enjoy!

Dec 07 2017

31mins

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Spike Feresten

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This week, Spike Feresten stops into the Car Stories studio to talk about how working with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman channeled his passion for cars aka "Porsche". He also gives Kyle and James his insider tips on flipping cars and what ultimately led to his own show, Car Matchmaker.

Nov 30 2017

55mins

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Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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This week, Vaughn Gittin Jr drifts into the studio to talk about his rise from getting his first car to finding a love for drifting to competing against the best of the world before becoming a two times Formula Drift champion. Kyle and James then talk about what is next for Vaughn and his Ultimate Funhaver, his partnership with Ford and the all new RTR Mustang.  

Nov 23 2017

54mins

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Sara Price

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Sara Price is a Hoonigan who loves to burn fuel be it on two wheels where she won medals at the X Games. 4 wheels where she has made cameos in movies for her skills behind the wheel, UTV's where she crushes it in the dirt or now on Hill Climbs, where she tackles "street". Kyle and James were glad to get the chance to stop by the museum to tell us all about her need for speed, enjoy!

Nov 16 2017

55mins

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Ryan Millen

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This week on CarStories, Ryan Millen drops in to tell Kyle & James what it’s like to be a pro rally driver for Toyota Racing and what went into his incredible undefeated 2017 season in the mighty RAV4. We also talk about the land of the Long White Cloud and the Leadfoot Festival. Listen in!

Nov 09 2017

41mins

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Sam Smith

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Sam Smith is the superstar editor at large for Road & Track Magazine and former editor at Jalopnik. CarStories host Kyle peered into Sam's creative process as a globe-trotting automotive journalist and got him to recount some of his most memorable experiences from the driver’s seat.

Nov 02 2017

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Beau Boeckmann

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James and Kyle made their way north to spend two days in the valley, and had a chance for a great conversation with Beau Boeckmann President and COO of Galpin Motors. Inc. Beau practically grew up on the showroom floor under the tutelage of his father, Bert Boeckmann, who is widely recognized as the most honored and successful automobile dealer in America. Topics include growing up at the dealership, navigating USC, working in the industry and of course the legendary Pimp My Ride. Enjoy!

Oct 26 2017

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iTunes Ratings

79 Ratings
Average Ratings
55
7
5
4
8

Great Stories

By H--wilson - Jul 20 2017
Read more
Love the guests and the hosts!

Need moar James!!

By UthinkURmyOxygen - May 30 2017
Read more
Love the podcast guys but we need more James!