Rank #1: Autocross 101
An episode catered after numerous reader questions on the topic, we cover all things autocross. What do you need to know if you're a first timer? What car should you bring? Does it wear out your car? We answer these and provide a comprehensive how-to on introduction to motorsport, and how the grassroots community around autocross is one of the best. We bring podcast alumni and autocross veteran Louis Vo in for this round of chat.
May 14 2020
Rank #2: Formative Automotive
Along with friend of the podcast and prominent automotive journalist Dan Heyman, we're setting out to discuss formative moments in our lives, and the cars that were around them. What did we learn to drive on? What cars were around for the births of our kids, our weddings and engagements? Dan also talks about the new 2020 Nissan Sentra, and we touch on the new Altima that Jerry recently tested.
May 07 2020
Rank #3: The Throttle House Rules
We're jamming out with our friends Thomas and James from Throttle House, answering your questions. We find out that James' last name actually means Englishman, and that Thomas has continued to make wonderful decisions around buying old BMWs for pennies on the dollar.
Apr 23 2020
Rank #4: From a Distance
We have frequent visitor to the podcast Louis Vo in the house, formerly of our magazine and now of Subaru Canada. We're talking about automotive video games old and new, from our new obsession with Assetto Corsa to our decades-long addiction to the Grand Theft Auto franchise. We also touch on where we are with our existing garages and what we'd like to expand to.
Apr 16 2020
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Rank #5: Ahead by a Century
We're chatting with auto journalist Jeff Wilson, and talking all things cars! Jeff has owned a plethora of cars from boosted Subarus to BMWs, Audis, and two Lexus LS'. One might say he's a man of taste. Listen in!
Apr 09 2020
Rank #6: Wrangler Rubicon vs. 4Runner TRD Pro
In the studio this time around is a battle of the off-roaders, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. We have some differing opinions. Also, we have the Nissan Altima AWD, Ram EcoDiesel and the Honda CR-V Black Edition that's exclusive to Canada.
Mar 12 2020
Rank #7: Canadian International Auto Show
Live from the show floor on Press Day at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, we interview Jim Morrison of Jeep North America. Also, guest and friend of the podcast Shari Prymak of CP24 is accompanying Adi in some sort of Buick, discussing some of the major highlights of the show. Be sure to visit the show at the Metro Toronto Convention Center from February 14 to 23, 2020!
Feb 14 2020
Rank #8: Jaaaaaaaag XJR
We'er in the studio fresh from drifting AMG products on ice in Gimli, Manitoba. We also have the Toyota Prius Prime in house, along with the Range Rover P525 Supercharged and another supercharged JLR product that we happen to have purchased.
Jan 30 2020
Rank #9: Car of the Year
We're in the studio for the first time this decade, talking about our picks for Car of the Year in 2019. Categories include Truck of the Year, Performance Car of the Year and more. Ben has shown up in a 523-horsepower BMW M550i, Adi is rocking a Volvo XC90 Inscription, and Jerry has gone in the other direction with a Jeep Gladiator. Listen in!
Jan 02 2020
Rank #10: Lapsed Time with TimeLaps
We sit down with Anthony Gabrielli of the TimeLaps podcast, a Toronto local and diehard car guy. He's shown up with a roll of watches to discuss some timepieces as well as his passion for Hondas and well, Vespas. We take a dive into the world of mechanical watches and talk about a variety of topics. Try to keep up!
Dec 19 2019
Rank #11: The Legacy of the 370Z
We're in studio with the team chatting about the 2020 Subaru Legacy and how it compares to the new Nissan Altima with all-wheel-drive. It's also extremely snowy outside and we're in a Nissan 370Z NISMO on summer performance tires, which is wonderful. Zack and Ben talk about a pair of Kia Souls, and Adi's back from BMW's M Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina testing the full line.
Nov 14 2019
Rank #12: TestFest Hot Takes
Adi's just returned from an event where he tested everything from the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, the 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE on track, and a good first drive of the new 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Jerry talks about the new Mercedes-Benz GLE (no, not the one that bounces up and down) and how it sets a new benchmark. This and some chatter about the Lexus UX 200.
Oct 31 2019
Rank #13: Live from the Road
Using a bit of a different format, Adi is on some vehicle launches and recording with some guests. First we have the 2020 Genesis G90 with Auto123's Dan Heyman, through the picturesque Niagara Region. Next up is the 2020 Ford Escape and Escape Hybrid with Driving.ca's Derek McNaughton through the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.
Sep 19 2019
Rank #14: Taycan for a Ride
Adi's back from the Porsche Taycan unveil, and we're driving the Audi Q8. Also, we have our friend and Corvette fanatic Jason Olynik in the studio along with podcast alumni Louis Vo, and we're talking about cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door parked outside. Lastly, Jerry has shown up in a Volkswagen Arteon.
Sep 05 2019
Rank #15: Legends of Honda
With podcast alumni and guest Kevin Wong in the studio, talking about the 2019 Acura NSX parked outside. We also fawn over how good the Honda Civic Type R still is, and take a spin in a colleague's modified S2000. Ben's been driving the BMW X3 M Competition and we talk about how it compares to the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, and also address the Porsche Cayenne S versus the BMW X5 xDrive50i. Oh yeah, and Audi is bringing an RS6 Avant to North America!
Aug 22 2019
Rank #16: It Wasn't Just James
We have our friends from YouTube's "Throttle House" in studio today, talking about how they established their outlet and their day-to-day operations. We talk about cars like the Toyota Supra, BMW Z4, and miscellaneous shenanigans. James and Thomas reflect on their trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and a honeymoon in Italy. Also, Thomas buys some old BMWs again, as he has been known to do.
Aug 08 2019
Rank #17: In-C8-tiable
We have our former managing editor Louis Vo, now of Subaru Canada, in the studio joining us. We geek out about the mid-engined C8 Corvette, the McLaren 720S Spider we had in our garage last week, and others. The Hyundai Palisade and Nissan Kicks are also outside, and Ben talks about the BMW M850i Cabriolet.
Jul 25 2019
Rank #18: Mojito!
We have two cool Mopars in the garage; one with 797 horsepower and another that lets you take the doors off. We swoon over the new Kia Telluride, and compare it to the new Ford Explorer that Adi just got back from driving, and we discuss infotainment systems.
Jun 20 2019
Rank #19: The Supreme Sticker of Cars
Catching up in the studio after driving some stuff including the new Hyundai Veloster N and the 53-series Mercedes-AMG cars with the inline six-cylinder engines. We also have a debate about whether or not Tesla is scamming people by charging a fee for a "future autonomous driving" feature that may or may not ever exist.
May 09 2019
Rank #20: Dude is that a Supra?
In an episode that's highly dedicated to the new product unveils at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we touch on the newly revealed Toyota Supra. Other very important vehicles include the Shelby GT500, Cadillac XT6, Lincoln Aviator, Ram HD with over a thousand foot-pounds of torque, and more! Also, we reveal Adi's newest automotive acquisition, something that may make for some interesting mechanical adventures moving forward. We also talk about a road trip in the Ford Expedition and the new Kia Forté, and a quick spin in the redesigned Volvo S60.
Jan 17 2019