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Apex Adjacent - Welcome. Your line might not be perfect, your car might not be running, but we still love you.

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Rank #62 in Automotive category

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Welcome to the Apex Adjacent Podcast. Your line might not be perfect, your car might not be running, but we still love you.

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Welcome to the Apex Adjacent Podcast. Your line might not be perfect, your car might not be running, but we still love you.

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Not your normal car show

By Dipperk120 - Mar 03 2017
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A lot like click and clack would be if they came out now ---- except funnier and more raw.

Awesome!

By Nick Lindy - Apr 25 2016
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A great show with really funny dudes talking about taffy and saabs.

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26 Ratings
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Not your normal car show

By Dipperk120 - Mar 03 2017
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A lot like click and clack would be if they came out now ---- except funnier and more raw.

Awesome!

By Nick Lindy - Apr 25 2016
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A great show with really funny dudes talking about taffy and saabs.
Cover image of Apex Adjacent - Welcome. Your line might not be perfect, your car might not be running, but we still love you.

Apex Adjacent - Welcome. Your line might not be perfect, your car might not be running, but we still love you.

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Welcome to the Apex Adjacent Podcast. Your line might not be perfect, your car might not be running, but we still love you.

Rank #1: 65-Dave Is Turning Into Karl Pilkington, Ian Gives Us What We Need, And We Say You Should Hang In There

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Episode 65-It's the ONLY kitten

After the last week, we are determined to be in a good mood.

Let's talk about cute cars. Let's explore Instagram car cultures. Let's .. wait, Audi did WHAT? Nope, nope, we're going to stay positive and talk about the bright future of Max Verstappen. That is, until Dave brings it crashing down with a discussion of modern journalism.

If you need us, we'll be on the floor, staring longingly at a Nissan Pao.

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Nov 21 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #2: 197-We Get Our Hands On A Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid!

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Episode 197

The Chrysler Pacifica is many things: a minivian, A hybrid vehicle, a nice place to be. More than anything however, it is one specific thing: a belt sander that takes every rough edge that life throws at you and smooths it down to a pleasant, easy-to-handle shape. In this episode we discuss the minivan we love so much and what it's like to handle said shapes after they've been Pacifica-fied.

We really enjoyed our time with this minivan, it inspired some great discussion and perspectives between us for this episode. We also reflected on the times and ways minivans impacted our lives, from family vacations to driving exams to one of us (Ian) getting it stuck in a ditch from drifts gone awry.

Did I really need to mention that was Ian that got a van stuck? No. No I didn't. Big thanks to FCA and Rocky Mountain Redline for issuing the vehicle to us for the week. We hope this episode reflects our adoration of this fantastic and capable vehicle.

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Jun 07 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: 60a-Um, Clowns Are Bad MmmmKay

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Episode 60a-They are. Period.

The aftershow experiment continues apace! In the non-car/confusing part of the show, we talk about clowns, Ian's eternity in Whole Foods purgatory, and Dave's wild theory about ice cream and guns.

And because that wasn't a big enough range of topics, we also managed to squeeze in some discussions on vinyl collecting and Discogs, what Dave will be like as an old man, and Ian's plan to just be done with 2016 already.

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Oct 13 2016

34mins

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Rank #4: 125-Dave And Ian Surprise Each Other And We Fly Too Close To The Parts Desk On Wings Of Wax. And Fuses.

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Episode 125 - Kids Icarus

In the psychological realm the term projection is used to describe a scenario in which you interpret someone's emotions or actions in a way that describes something that you are truly feeling yourself. In this week's show, we blatantly use a random Audi vanity plate as inspiration for a new automotive term. Are we correct? Probably not, but that doesn't mean the outcome is at least entertaining.

We also learn a bit more about our hosts this week, Dave's collegiate transcript sheds a bit of light on why he is where he is in his life. Some light gets shed on Ian as well, specifically what he thinks about in the shower (but not, you know, in a gross way), in the first of a new segment that we're er...one of us is calling Getting Wet With Ian.

Lastly, we paint a picture as two sides of a Venn diagram slowly move apart, we use Ian's Saab TurboX Wagon as an allegory for American politics. Don't worry, Ian describes it in a way that Dave almost understands, so you should be fine.

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Jan 26 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #5: 120-Ian Detests The Young, Dave Sees Some Shame Scars, And We Need Bail After Installing Coilovers On A Stranger's Venza

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Episode 120-The cookie the cookie...the beast

We kick this episode off by Ian giving himself to Dave - in cookie form. In addition to Dave eating that cookie, Ian gives us insight into how that cookie reacts to suspicious reactions to said cookie's jokes. Wait…who's the cookie again? Anyway, we digress.

In an interesting turn of events, Ian did detective work!!! While we now have answers, we're still not sure where we land on the results. Also, we move from being on the just side of the law to a scenario that would FOR SURE put us on the wrong side, despite it being noble car enthusiast work.

Speaking of noble car enthusiast work, aka hot takes, we look at the new Lamborghini Urus, Lamborghinis that look a million times better than the Urus, and shame scars on cars.

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Dec 22 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: 71-Dave Is A Nightmare On The Playground, Ian At The Gardens Is A WHOLE THING, And We Talk A Lot

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Episode 71-The part when Nico starts touching the other baby's head...

We're discussing some emergency situations this time on the TeamClearCoat podcast. Dave has a Code Brown while driving home for the holidays, Ian has a parental emergency, and what did we do with those stupid paper tickets?

Slightly less urgent are discussions about how difficult the last few tenths of a lap are, the role of masculinity in car culture, and, uh, TSA Short Hair Check.

Also, a programming note: we will be on break for the next few weeks, but will be back with some new features and new content. Have a good January, everyone!

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Jan 07 2017

1hr 47mins

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Rank #7: 55-Dave Talks About The Difference Between Lefty And Righty And Ian Wants Nothing To Do With It

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Episode 55-Really, Lefty is the first to let me know.

It's diiiiiirty in the blanket fort today.

Nips, probes, and an unsolved mystery in the form of pairing two interesting parts of human anatomy is how we start out, and it only gets weirder until we land on A Prarie Home Companion.

And, really, it's better if you don't ask about the Jello salad.

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Sep 05 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #8: 69-Ian Is Uncomfortable, Dave Has Loud Feelings, And We Stab A Fork Into Our Thigh Just To Feel SOMETHING

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Episode 69-Zeees hair, iz all yours? Is nice!

Ian has an uncomfortable interaction; well…all of his interactions are uncomfortable so this was par for the course. Anyway, moving from discomfort to our happy places, SNOW HAS FALLEN AND WE CAN HAZ ALL THE DRIFTING!!! Dave and Ian discuss the differences between their two cars' handling in snow and we uncover an odd surprise about Ian. To that end, we discuss the ideal ballast for Dave's trunk and how having a V8 means that Dave doesn't need a handbrake lever to have fun. The flip side to our happy coin is that carcake season has returned. Sigh…

While we're going down our sad carcake rabbit hole, we discuss the awful trend of people throwing non-OEM badges on their cars and how upset this makes Dave. That's how you make a ginger divide by zero folks, it's his kryptonite.

Somehow, and we have no idea how, but we managed to correlate Wynona Ryder's shoplifting incident from waaaaay back to a Chevy Malibu. Go ahead and read that again, I had to just to make sure it was real. While we're getting weird, we recast Marvel's Avengers and make them even more awesome.

We at TeamClearCoat hope you have a great time over the holidays. Eat some gravy, don't ask why the table cloths are hard to clean, and remember that we love you.

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Dec 20 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: 163-We Manage To Not Screw Up An Interview With Ted Parks Of Varsity Roadsters

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Episode 163-Varsity Roadsters

Joining us this week is Ted Parks, founder of Varsity Roadsters. Let's get this out of the way right up front: we had an absolute BLAST talking to him about all things related to his car and it's development.

A huge thing that we love about doing this show is all of the elements of history and culture that are related to automotive enthusiasm. The overlaps are the things that really intrigue us. We honestly don't think we could find a guest that speaks better to all of those things, their influence, and the incredible outcomes than Ted. Add in some incredible serendipitous moments and the magnitude of Ted's accomplishments really come to light.

Ted's care is truly incredible. The world is a better place with the manifestation of his hard work driving through it. Ted, you're welcome back in the blanket fort at any time. Everyone, be sure to check out his website at www.varsityroadsters.com. Thank you Ted!

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Oct 19 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: 176-Ian Gets Interrogated, Dave Gives An Intervention, And We Did A Thing Again!

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Episode 176-Oh we talk about a Saab? Really?

Much like procedural crime dramas, some elements of the TeamClearCoat Podcast can be formulaic, but satisfying nonetheless. One of these elements is the interventional and often times aggressive approach to blanket fort-based therapy.

In this episode Dave finally reveals the full extent of his thoughts about his time behind the wheel of Ian's TurboX.

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Jan 18 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #11: 147-Ian Receives A Sentence, Dave Gets Grossed Out By A Sticker, And Call The Hotline, We'll Be There For You

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Episode 147-Help is almost a call away.

Sometimes we hear what we want to hear, versus what someone is actually saying. In this instance of "Ginger Hears What A Ginger Wants To Hear", Dave takes the opportunity to make his own terms for the ultimatum laid out by sweet, innocent Ian. Needless to say, it's easier to score points in a goal you yourself draw, and now Ian, very much being a good sport about all of this, has to listen to both PLEEPS and PLOOPS for the course of a (non-business) week.

During this episode, we take a forked detour: one path leads to a hotline caller that is very much broken at the sight of a Chevy. Thankfully, the other path leads to a place WHERE WE JUST THINK ABOUT NICE THINGS FOR A CHANGE.

NO, YOU'RE SHOUTING.

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Jun 29 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: 184-Dave Sees A Landau, Ian Sees A Paradox, And We Love A Brown Limo

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Episode 184-We did not see that coming.

You know, sometimes you think you've got someone all figured out. You've taken in the evidence, judged that book by its cover and then...WHAM! Out of nowhere, a new piece of the puzzle shows up and it DOES NOT look anything like the rest of the puzzle, causing your mind to fold in on itself over and over until you're reduced to thinking a Dodge Journey is a good car.

That's what Ian's brought to the blanket for this week. A paradox. A conundrum. A quandary. Dave? What did he bring? Well for starters, he brought his usual unrelenting gingerness as per the usual, but also a discussion topic about non-soft soft-tops, aka Landau Tops.

Come along with us this week as we embark on this strange journey. You'll almost be glad you did.

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Mar 15 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: 174-We Continue To Perpetuate The Circle Of Regifting With Our "Best-Of" 2018 Part 2

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Episode 174-Regifting, via Podcast.

It's the holiday season and you know what that means: We phone it in! Our intrepid hosts are scattered about this great-ish nation of ours, two-fisting sugar cookies and using whiskey to cope with having to perform family IT duties.

That doesn't mean we didn't have time to at least get you the regifted tube-socks equivalent of an episode, the second of our two-part Best of 2018.

Yes, we know you've heard it all before. Yes, we understand that "best of" is a relative term. Yes, those are our taffy wrappers and empty whiskey bottles. And yes, we'll probably use this same description for the second part. We love you.

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Jan 04 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: 123-Dave Taps Out Of The Grand Tour, Ian Figures Out The BEST Autonomous Car Uses, And We Discuss The Clarkson Problem

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Episode 123-Stickers and self-loathing

What can we be doing as automotive enthusiasts to make our community more accessible? Unfortunately, there is no shortage of answers and on this episode we talk about things we'd like to hear less of and things we'd like to hear more of.

On the lighter side, if you're in Denver on January 14th, you should meet us at Unser Karting to see if you're faster than a podcast. Maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but either way, we'll have a blast and have stickers to give away.

The most important thing is that we as an automotive enthusiast community and as people in general, that we strive to do better. Whether it be our karting lap times, being #SmarterThanIan, or by being more inclusive and welcoming in our community, the absolute most important thing is that we keep making the effort to improve.

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Jan 12 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #15: 152-Dave Fails, Ian Wins, And We Could Be Royals!

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Episode 152-Royals!

Humility. Denial. When it comes to Ian's karting abilities, our resident racer (the better and less-sunburned of the two at least) seems to be in a Schrodinger-esque superstate composed of the two where he is both humble and in a state of denial about his talent. Well guess who comes crashing through the cat box to boldly declare that Ian is a good driver? Dave. Dave does that. We all know he does that. He does. He did.

While Ian may not like discussing his victories, Dave certainly likes discussing his failures, and in this week's show the tales of Viggen ownership start to stack up.

Oh, and guess what? We land on the absolute best analogy for our cars. Water-filled heads and all. 14 times!!!

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Aug 03 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #16: 88-We Manage To Only Slightly Screw Up An Interview With Matt Covert, Founder Of Racers HQ

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Episode 88-Stunt Driver. Yep.

Matt with Racers HQ sets his expectations appropriately low and joins us via Skype in the Blanekt Fort this week.

We talk about stunt driving (and like us you probably heard a guitar riff in your head as you were reading those words, as you should).

We also discuss racing, sim racing, confidence, rally co-driving, and of course some FMKCars. Make sure to check out Racers HQ and give them a follow on Twitter as well. >

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Apr 28 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: 139-Ian Is Bad At Fantasy Sports, Dave Kicks Ian While He's Down, And We Discuss A Phaeton. Again.

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Episode 139-He's bad.

We'd like to credit our friend and listener, Eric, that correctly summarized the rare occurrence of Dave actually doing something other than nothing when it came to fantasy sports. Something something clock broken something twice something. Something like that. Something indeed. They say you can't win them all, but would it be equally true to say that you can't lose them all? No. That's not correct at all. You can definitely, for sure, absolutely, without a doubt lose them all.

Speaking of losing it, Ian's ankle injury seems to have migrated upstairs to his gray matter. Not his hair, the other gray matter, nope that would be his cardigian, dangit, we're talking about his brain here people. His big ol' wacky brain. Dave does a bit of diagnosis and comes to a rapid conclusion that Ian is how you say…"cray cray".

Craziness, karting, cardigans (as in apparel, not the Swedish pop bands from the 90's, but they're cool), and more, all on this week's episode.

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May 04 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #18: 53-Ian's School Of Improv, Dave Wants A New-ish Car, And We Have Sausages In Our FMKCars

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Episode 53 - Gretchen, stop trying to make VR5 happen. It's not going to happen. Oh, wait it did. It did.

The long-running best practice for improv comedy is a technique known as 'Yes, And...'. We seem to have found our own road with Ian's school of thought, known the world over as 'Identify and Diminish'.

In this episode, Ian identifies an amazing facet to the existence of the Nissan Murano Cross Cabrolet, Dave identifies that he needs a new-ish car while Ian identifies the flaws in Dave's taffy-addled, diminished logic.

Once again music plays a role in our discussion and a round of FMKCars, so go give Frank Ocean's new LP a listen, and check out Ian's angular guitar recommendations.

The icing on the cake is an excellent listener-submitted FMKCars, where we learn about an engine that we didn't even know was a thing, along with figuring out a new way to warm tiny sausages.

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Aug 23 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #19: 124-Ian Wants To Go Karting, Dave Wants To Go Karting, And We Discuss Ian's Automotive Predicament

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Episode 124-Ford STs and soap for men.

People far smarter than us often exclaim that history is doomed to repeat itself unless we learn from it. What can we learn from our cars? Perhaps that like socks, they're best changed often. Sticking to the same pair for years could only end in disappointment and shattered emotions?

Let's pick up the pieces and duct tape them back together. Remember in life that it's most important to understand and empathize instead of criticize.

We make a bit of a hasty departure in this episode because we're on our way to Unser for our first ever TeamClearCoat Karting Meetup! Hopefully people on the internet don't try to murder us when we meet them in ahem…meatspace. Spoiler Alert: No one murdered us. Yet.

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Jan 19 2018

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Rank #20: 77-Powder Your Own Dang Puff

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Episode 77-It means teeth. Yeah. That's for later in the show.

It's all about happy places this time around on TeamClearCoat.

It turns out the Prius forums are the happiest places on the Internet, the Focus RS is our happy place, and being more stubborn than a thing is hard will make even a bystander happy.

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Mar 10 2017

1hr 6mins

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