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Tempest

By Jalopnik

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Some tragic, some funny, some mysterious, some personal. All true. Moving stories about life, people, and cars.

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Some tragic, some funny, some mysterious, some personal. All true. Moving stories about life, people, and cars.

iTunes Ratings

224 Ratings
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12

Great Show, an instant favorite. Very well recoded and presented

By MichiganJay - Apr 03 2018
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Great Show, My type of car podcast.

Loved it!

By Crahmanti - Mar 31 2018
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Beautifully produced and a very compelling story. I look forward to more episodes!

iTunes Ratings

224 Ratings
Average Ratings
160
33
14
5
12

Great Show, an instant favorite. Very well recoded and presented

By MichiganJay - Apr 03 2018
Read more

Great Show, My type of car podcast.

Loved it!

By Crahmanti - Mar 31 2018
Read more

Beautifully produced and a very compelling story. I look forward to more episodes!

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Top 10 Episode of Tempest

Rank #1: Introducing Tempest

Mar 15 2018
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Jalopnik is proud to bring you Tempest, a series that explores the hilarious and heartbreaking true stories of our relationship with cars.

Rank #2: Guardian Angel: ‘86 200SX

Mar 27 2018
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A mechanical failure derails what should be an easy road trip for two brothers. With limited money and time, they attempt a Hail Mary repair of their Nissan 200SX only to wonder if maybe someone - or something - is looking out for them.

Rank #3: Missing Mopar: ‘74 Road Runner

Apr 03 2018
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Jason Godsil wants to build an American car company from scratch that rivals the insane machines made by Bugatti. But while he looks to the future, he also looks to the past, as he searches tirelessly to find the long-lost muscle car that started his family’s love of cars, but that is steeped in tragedy.

Rank #4: Bad Memory: ‘52 Pickup

Apr 10 2018
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Steven’s best and worst experiences revolve around cars, especially the classic Camaro that’s the one link to a father who never understood him. But his memories—all of them—are rapidly fading thanks to a traumatic brain injury. As he struggles to keep his mind sharp, he discovers that one of his most painful experiences wasn’t at all like he remembers it.

Rank #5: Driving Stick: '97 Cabriolla

Apr 17 2018
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Driving stick has become a lost art, but some teens are still learning it. This revelation leads the host of Tempest to revisit his own experience with three pedals, and reconnect with a once-close friend after 20 years of silence, only to discover that the student's become the teacher. 

Rank #6: Mister Hot Rod: ‘61 Tempest

Apr 24 2018
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Against all odds, Ed became the fastest man in Paterson, NJ. No small feat, considering he had the weakest car. It’s a hilarious story that shows how one man lucks into victory, and just as quickly tastes the bitterness of defeat. But, in the end, did he really lose at all?

Rank #7: On The Road: Tour Vans

May 01 2018
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Every musician has a story about a tour van. In this episode, we explore the mythology and legends behind the tour van, what they mean to bands everywhere, and interviews several prominent musicians about the wild stories that can only happen on tour.

Rank #8: Love Lost: ‘55 Bel-Air

May 08 2018
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Walt Appell was a tireless, hardworking man who loved cars from the time he was a teen, being raised by his siblings. He owned two gas stations, and later a deli, and through it all was a volunteer fireman and fire chief. His only dream for retirement was to have an iconic classic Chevy. And he did just that, until he died suddenly, leaving a wife and two son’s stricken by grief, a lifetime of stories, and a ‘55 Bel-Air in the garage.