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The Smoking Tire

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Comedy
Automotive
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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

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Garage-time podcast!

By ilasac - Jun 22 2019
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Great podcast for wrenching in garage!

Great Podcast

By NC Biker - Feb 14 2019
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I have been listening to this show for a few years now. Always look foreword to new episodes.

iTunes Ratings

1695 Ratings
Average Ratings
1583
56
15
14
27

Garage-time podcast!

By ilasac - Jun 22 2019
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Great podcast for wrenching in garage!

Great Podcast

By NC Biker - Feb 14 2019
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I have been listening to this show for a few years now. Always look foreword to new episodes.
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The Smoking Tire

Updated 3 days ago

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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

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
1 hour 43 mins
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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
1 hour 45 mins
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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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Nov 01 2018
2 hours 19 mins
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Rank #4: DoctaM3

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DoctaM3 (Cody) is a real doctor, YouTuber, traveler, broadcaster, and hardcore Lamborghini enthusiast. Today begins Monterey Car Week, so we're talking about all that goodness and the state of LA car culture after this weekend's shows!

Check out Cody's channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/DoctaM3

Watch the show! https://youtu.be/II84eFv7Yzk

Follow us!
T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @doctam3
IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @doctam3

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Aug 27 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #5: 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/

Follow us!

T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman 

IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @plongmotosport

NEW SHIRTS!

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Jan 24 2019
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #6: And On That Bombshell - Richard Porter

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This week we're joined by former BBC Top Gear Sript Wizard (Supervisor) Richard Porter (@SniffPetrol)! His new book, And On That Bombshell, chronicles his 13 years working on Top Gear. We tell him about Californian methamphetamime production, and he tells us all about how Top Gear was made, including Richard Hammond's skills at entering strip clubs.

Click here to get your copy of And On That Bombshell 

Feb 03 2016
2 hours 44 mins
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Rank #7: That Dude in Blue

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This week's guest is David Patterson,  host of the YouTube channel thatdudeinblue! He started his channel and grew it organically, testing cars, attending events, and throwing wrenches. Now he's building a swapped 240SX, and has a blown Mustang GT to show for it. He's a good guy, puts out cool content, and has some great reasons why wrenching is not as easy as internet commenters make it sound. 

Nov 23 2016
2 hours 8 mins
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Rank #8: Regular Podcast

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This week Mr. Regular and The Roman of Regular Car Reviews join us for an unholy cacaphony of grunting, dick jokes and the occassional mention of a car.  Our guests arrive dressed in their finest as we talk about everybody's new favorite tv show Glasgow Today, the New York International Auto Show, the adventures of the Downsyndrome Knight, angry Jalopnik Commenters and of course the massively successful Fund Anything campaign that brought Regular Car Reviews to Los Angeles.

May 14 2014
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #9: Atkinson Diet

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This week fellow automotive journalist, chairman of Beer and Beards quarterly, and host of Ignition Jonny Lieberman (@mt_loverman) once again joins us at the podcast table.  Matt recounts tales of learning to drive a manual transmission, hot stereos and a teenage butchering of a Subaru Legacy.  Meanwhile Jonny bought a new Fiesta ST and shares with us his experience in the Nismo GTR and Challenger Hellcat. In addition we cover news on the Aston Martin Lagonda, Zombie Dust beer and Lamborghini Countach values.

Aug 06 2014
2 hours 16 mins
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Rank #10: Krautwerk

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This week Steve Dinan purveyor of all things BMW joins us to talk about how he got into the business and the current state of BMW tech.  Of course we touch upon the history of BMW but we spend a long time discussing how factory turbocharging has unleashed new potential and where things may be going in the future.  We discuss the realities of research and development, Steve defines "Turbo Lag" for us and using vacuum in the crankcase for power increases.

Jan 29 2014
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #11: McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918

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Once again our friend Carlos Lago of Motor Trend joins us for an extended podcast. Carlos recently tested both the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 so of course we cover that, but we also review the XKR-S GT, the Cadillac ELR and its stablemate the CTS V-Sport.  In addition to the reviews we touch on meat based furniture and clothing, Grand Theft Auto 5, stupid tweeting cars, Zack's recently acquired tickets and how Chris suggests he evades them.

Mar 19 2014
2 hours 41 mins
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Rank #12: Stanceworks/Proto Machine

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Mike Burroughs is a fabricator who made his name with his company, Stanceworks, building incredible cars out of rusy shells, often using the rust in the aesthetic. His wide-body BMW went viral after SEMA. Now he has a new company, ProtoMachine. 

This show is also a video: https://youtu.be/PytqcrJ4b5A

Follow us!

T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman 

IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman 

NEW SHIRTS!

https://www.blipshift.com/tst

Aug 22 2019
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #13: Cheap Porsches Exist

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AJ Gordon (formerly of The Petersen Automotive Museum) and Chris Fussner of MotorHistory.com join us to talk about how to buy a great cheap Porsche, AJ's future in vans, new BMWs, off-roading badly, the "under-appreciated" Honda Del Sol and tons more.

Aug 18 2016
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #14: Ayahuasca

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This week we bring you a podcast rife with detours that include ayahuasca, AirBnB, gonorrhea, our Forza 5 online event and of course the usual car news and reviews.

  • Segways
  • Forza 5 Streaming Event
  • Ayahuasca
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Turbo Miata
  • Ski Trips vs. Track Days
  • Fox Body Mustang vs BMW E36
  • Gonorrhea
  • Porsche 911 GT3 recall
  • Mitsubishi Evo IX vs X
  • Cadillac ELR vs. Chevy Volt
  • Audi R8
Mar 26 2014
1 hour 21 mins
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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
1 hour 48 mins
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Rank #16: Christian James Hand

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Christian James Hand helps you listen to music in a whole new way. He is the host and creator of "The Session" a radio and live show, breaking down classic rock songs into their individual  master recording tracks to hear songs in a whole new way. 

Listen to the free Sessions on SoundCloud! 
https://soundcloud.com/theklossessions

New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst

Follow us!

T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman 

IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman 

This show is a video: https://youtu.be/gATeYymEJbs

Check out our merch!

https://teespring.com/stores/thesmokingtire?page=1

Mar 05 2019
1 hour 51 mins
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Rank #17: Betim's Twofer

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We are once again joined by our good friend Betim Berisha of BBI Autosport, to talk Porsches, Mustangs, and crashing cars. Betim shares his knowledge on building large displacement Porsches, the ridiculous value proposition of a used 996 and some nearly unbelievable speeds he has achived in runway cars.

Feb 18 2016
2 hours 43 mins
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Rank #18: Geländebate

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Returning to the podcast Jonny Lieberman (@mt_loverman) of Motor Trend joins us.  This week we have the great G-Wagon debate of 2015 over the Mercedes G63 AMG, Jonny attends the Audi A4 launch, Matt reviews the new turbocharged Ferrari California and VF Engineering Supercharged Lamborghini Huracan, Jonny relays his love for the 2016 Camaro SS and we all wax poetically on California canyons and how not to drive an Lexus RC-F in them.

Dec 17 2015
2 hours 12 mins
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Rank #19: 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
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #20: Golf R vs WRX STi + Magnacharger C7

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This week we're joined by Tim Whitcome, a long-time friend and occassional contributor to the efforts at TST. Matt and Tim discuss "Speed Secrets" a pre-pilot show that brought Matt to LA for the first time. We review the Golf R and WRX STi while comparing them to the impending Focus RS. Additionally Matt got some seat time in Magnacharger's supercharged C7 Corvette and we talk Carplay radios.

May 13 2015
1 hour 25 mins
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