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CarStories

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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Matt Farah

The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah talks with A.J. on the CarStories.com Podcast to talk about his newest project, which is a Lexus LS400 he plans to drive over 1,000,000 miles.

1hr 4mins

6 Jan 2015

Rank #1

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Larry Chen

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.

55mins

25 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer has had more to do with the success of the Petersen than almost anyone else. He served as the first Chairman of the museum's board of directors and founded the famous Checkered Flag 200 club. He's also widely regarded as one of the world's foremost car enthusiasts while also having one of the most historically significant collections anywhere in the world. We were thrilled to finally have him on the podcast to talk about the history of the Petersen and his passion for cars.

58mins

22 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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Sam Smith

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.

1hr

2 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Magnus Walker

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.

1hr 5mins

16 Dec 2014

Rank #5

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Magnus Walker, Patrick Dempsey & Rare Porsches

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.

12mins

9 Sep 2014

Rank #6

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David Kennedy

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.

35mins

5 May 2015

Rank #7

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Parnelli Jones

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. 

30mins

20 Oct 2015

Rank #8

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Patrick Long

Porsche factory racing driver Patrick Long sits down with A.J. on the CarStories.com podcast to talk about his life in racing, his love of driving and his upcoming event you can't pronounce called, "luftgekuhlt."

38mins

24 Feb 2015

Rank #9

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Jonathan Ward of ICON

Jonathan Ward of TLC & ICON sit down with Chris and A.J. to talk about his high-quality custom build and redotrations.  They get into where he got his start, traveling the world in search of Toyota FJ Land Cruisers and his upcoming projects.

53mins

2 Sep 2014

Rank #10

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Spike Feresten

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.

55mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #11

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Ken Lingenfelter

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.

33mins

10 Mar 2015

Rank #12

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Alex Ross and Magnus Walker

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.

1hr 5mins

2 May 2017

Rank #13

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Rod Emory

He was born into a family that comes as close to Los Angeles automotive royalty as possible. And while that’s fortunate, Rod has made his own mark by building subtle, gorgeous Outlaw Porsche 356s.

32mins

17 May 2016

Rank #14

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John Hotchkis Sr. & Jr.

John Hotchkis Jr.'s name is synonymous with sport suspension, but his father John Sr. has had an incredible career campaigning Porsches around the world.  Both John Sr. & Jr. sit down with A.J. on the CarStories.com Podcast to talk about racing in IMSA, at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.

40mins

7 Apr 2015

Rank #15

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Jeff Zwart

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.

31mins

23 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward joins the CarStories Podcast to explain how just two days before ICON’s “Petersen Special” was to be delivered, Ward rolled it.

34mins

3 May 2016

Rank #17

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Brian Scotto from Hoonigan Industries

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!

1hr 20mins

28 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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Radu Muntean

Automotive designer Radu Muntean joins A.J. on the CarStories Podcast to talk about growing up a car fan in communist Romania, studying automotive design and buying his dream cars.

38mins

28 Jun 2016

Rank #19

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Dan Neil

While he foggily recalls the red and white Corvair his dad owned, Dan Neil has no trouble remembering stealing his mother’s car at age eight, for the first time, and driving it until the fuel tank was dry. 

1hr 6mins

15 Mar 2016

Rank #20