Crossthreaded Podcast

A homemade car show by, of, and for the people. Helping you have the most fun for your dollar in cars since 2016. Hosts: Meghann and Jim Hodgson.
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Feb 7, 2018

Tonight we say goodbye to our team’s 24 Hours of Lemons racing car, with trackside audio.

And we thank our patrons of course. Support these shenanigans on Patreon here and be like these fine people:

We also have an interview with auto journalist Eric Rood, aka The Rusty Hub. Find his work on Hooniverse here:

Superbowl Dodge ad used MLK speech which discouraged commercialism:

At this point it’s old news, but we get into the F1 grid girls discussion. They’re going to use Grid Kids instead:


Jan 21, 2018

Our buddy Ian was one of our first podcast guests. He returns to tell us the tale of racing the 50th anniversary running of the Baja 1000 desert race. 

It's quite a story and we're absolutely thrilled that we were able to catch Ian on his way to a kid's birthday party to tell us all about it. Listen in for one hell of a ride. 

Thanks for listening, folks! Support these shenanigans on Patreon here:



Jan 11, 2018

We are so pleased to be back after a long holiday break. Thank you for all your shout outs about the podcast, and thank you one billion times to our patrons for supporting us.

In this episode, Jim shows off his work-in-progress Adam Carolla impression and we get into this year in IMSA sports car racing with team Mazda and why you should be a fan.

Thanks for listening!

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Telenav announces in-car advertisements:

Mazda in IMSA, mixed results:

24 Hours of Lemons at Road Atlanta wrapup from Roadkill written by our good buddy Eric Rood:

Nov 30, 2017

We get into some recent car news plus a preview of our race next weekend at Road Atlanta. Jim has driven at Road Atlanta a decent amount, but Meghann never has. Neither has raced wheel-to-wheel there. Should be fun!

Thanks for listening, and thanks also to our supporters on Patreon. We really appreciate it. Check us out here:

Deltawing article on GRM:

Alfa Romeo and Sauber together:

New Tesla Roadster:

Nurburgring Wreck:

Street racing morons:

Oct 26, 2017

Meghann kicks this episode off with a top-shelf intro. We get into some Volvo doings including the new Polestar 1, and then have a great interview with Ben Horst of Eddy Motorworks. 

They put electric motors in all manner of cars, not least of which being an Exocet. 

If you like these shenanigans, why not support us on Patreon? Check us out here:

Polestar 1:

Volvo C30 Polestar on Jay Leno’s Garage:

Eddy Motorworks site:

Ben mentioned a guy who hacked Tesla. This is him:

Thanks for listening!


Oct 12, 2017

Hy everyone! On this episode we touch on some 24 Hours of Lemons South Fall wrapup. We do that at the top so our racing buddies won't complain (as much). 

We also get into a Petit le Mans wrapup:

A new segment this episode WITH theme song: Meghann’s GM News!

Bugatti Chiron & Koenigsegg 0 - 400k - 0:

Thanks for listening!

Sep 14, 2017

Thanks for listening, folks, we appreciate the opportunity to chat with you. Lots of car news to talk about here plus we get into some 24 Hours of Lemons South Fall preview action. 

Hope you're wrapping up a great summer!

Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ Shares Blame in 2016 Fatal Crash, U.S. Investigators Say

The electrocet, Tesla power in Exocet. Eddy Motorworks was founded in February of 2017 by Ben Horst and Josh Preissle.

Ariel building a hypercar:
1,180bhp, 1,327lb ft of torque, 0-100mph in 3.8secs (well over a second ahead of a McLaren P1 or Porsche 918), 155mph top speed and a 1,500kg kerbweight.

Aug 31, 2017

Guys we are so humbled by the guests who have joined us on this podcast in the last few months, but we also miss just talking to you about cars! Feels good to be back. 

As always, more of us at 

We donated to the Red Cross to support Harvey victims. Choose your own favorite charity and join us! 

Dude’s LS-swapped Mazda RX8 project car is underwater. Noooooo!

Car makers helping out with Harvey
Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO)



Lotus Turns a Profit for the 'First Time in Years


Aug 17, 2017

We loved the movie Baby Driver for a lot of reasons, one of those being the driving sequences. Our guest today is Jeremy Fry, the man whose driving skill made those shots happen.

Find out more about Jeremy on his IMDB page here:

Thank you a million times to Jeremy for agreeing to be a guest on our podcast. He didn't get paid to chat with us. We didn't get paid to interview him. It's just three people super stoked about driving cars having a chat. 

Have a listen and get a slice of life as a stunt driver on a modern movie. 

Find more of us on our web site!


Aug 3, 2017

Our guest is Mark Rivera, the brains behind Paco Motorsports. When I spotted his lifted Miata at The Mitty at Road Atlanta I knew I had to shake his hand. 

Paco Motorsports have been in business since 2008 providing intelligently designed, quality built, and exceptionally valued performance products for sports cars, predominantly Mazda Miatas.

Paco Motorsports Web Site:

Thanks for listening! 

Jul 20, 2017

Our guest this week is Keith Tanner of Flyin' Miata. You know him from our offhand references to the "Gandalf of Miatas."

He's another one of those people in the car world who has a heap of knowledge paired with the motivation to share it with others. We're so pleased he agreed to be a guest with us. 

Keith's web site:


Keith’s Excellent Books on Amazon:

Thanks for joining us, Keith! 

Jul 6, 2017

We're thrilled to have Jay as a guest. We've spoken to him many times at his races and, of course, enjoyed every minute of racing in 24 Hours of Lemons ... except that we spend much of that time wrenching on the car usually. 

There's already plenty of background stuff out there on LeMons so we skipped that part. Find some of that below. 

Check out our web site:

11 Questions with Jay Lamm on Jalopnik:

24 Hours of Lemons on CNBC:

Thanks for listening!

Jun 29, 2017

This week’s guest is highly accomplished racing driver Ryan Dalziel. You can find Ryan’s bio on his web site here:

Ryan supports research to cure Rett Syndrome, a serious lifelong neurological disorder that is caused by random mutations in a gene called MECP2. We’ve stepped up with a donation of $100, and we’d love it if you’d join us with whatever you can give, not only as thanks to Ryan for his time but to help some kids.

Find out more about Rett Syndrome here:

For a great introduction to Ryan as a driver, have a look at his driver promo from Pirelli World Challenge:

Ryan’s currently driving a Nismo DPi car. What’s a DPi Car?

Photos of the Nismo car Ryan drives in the IMSA Weathertech championship:

As always, find out more about us at our web site: Thanks for listening!

Jun 22, 2017

Our guest this week is AJ Schramm, Competition Director at the ATL SCCA. He's a guy with a ton of motorsports knowledge in his brain and the willingness to share that knowledge. Guess what we talk about. Yeah. Racecars. What else? 

Thank you, AJ for agreeing to be on the podcast!


Jun 15, 2017

Our guest today is engineer Warren Van Nus. He and his giant brain are responsible for much of the current look of the US market Exocet. You heard his name mentioned with great reverence in episode 8 when we talked to Kevin Patrick. 

Kevin Patrick interview here:

Warren has since moved on to work at Tie Down Engineering, but still has a few passion products of an automotive flavor going on. 

Check out our web site for more:

Thanks for listening!

Jun 8, 2017

Our guests today: Richard Brunning & Nik Blackhurst of Bad Obsession Motorsport, builders and filmers of Project Binky, which is a mini in the process of getting Celica GT-Four running gear stuffed up it.

Note: pronounced Selleck-ah like “Tom Selleck.”

We hope you dig the podcast. If so, throw us a rating, review, or check out our website for more Crossthreaded doings here:

Find Bad Obsession here on the web:

On YouTube here:

Thanks for listening!

Jun 1, 2017

In this episode we share some great podcast news, wrap up Monaco and the Indy 500, and hail Scott Dixon as the driving god that he is. 

Check out our web site for more of us!

We also welcome our buddy Tom of Tom's Turbo Garage back to the YouTube game. Good to see you back, Tom!

Sports writer loses job over Takuma Sato tweet

Video of Scott Dixon, driving god:


May 25, 2017

On this episode, Jim recounts his experience driving Chevrolets at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He got asked to slow down and then told how the steering wheel works. 

We're sad to hear about Skip Barber Racing School's woes: Skip Barber Bankruptcy

We have a web site! and we'd love your support on patreon if you're so inclined

Thank you for listening!

May 18, 2017

Let's design a low-cost zero-death racing series. Help us think this one through, gang. 

We'd love to have your support on Patreon!

Also: We tried something a little different this week on the YouTube. Watch the Subaru Forester Meditation video and let us know what you think. 

Crying kid at Formula 1 when Kimi crashed out.

Ended up meeting Kimi:

One millionth Porsche 911

“It’s a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S, painted in Irish Green and designed to mirror some details from the very first 911 from 1963. And when it rolled off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen today, it became the one-millionth Porsche 911.”

May 11, 2017

Glad to be back with you yet again, friends. If you haven't checked out our latest video you can find that on our YouTubes:

This weekend in Barcelona we’ll see new F1 design rules:

Rolling Coal banned in Colorado

Thanks for listening!


May 4, 2017

This week we get into some Death Metal. Someone on the podcasting team discovers they might maybe like metal after all. Hmmmm...

Plus we get into some Engineering, driving best practices, and car industry family trees. 

Thanks for listening, guys! 

If you like what we're up to, we'd love to have your support on Patreon:

How to drive a manual transmission explained using Death Metal:

Mazda profits down over 50%

Who owns who in cars:

Oregon Censored, Fined Man $500 For Criticizing Red-Light Cameras Without An Engineering License


Apr 27, 2017

We recap our visit to the Mitty, which is always a good time, and play some sweet music we recorded there. 

Thanks to Ian and Justin for coming up and saying hello. Glad you're enjoying the videos guys. 

We'd love to have your support on Patreon if you're so inclined!

Check out Paco Motorsports here:

Rock on!

Kookaburra sound:

Bavarian Folk:


Apr 20, 2017

Heading to the Mitty this weekend. That will be fun. Formula 1 streaming still sucks.

Porsche and Microsoft deal for Forza Horizon 3:

Screw you, Microsoft. Racing wheel doesn’t work.


Apr 13, 2017

We get into the dealer network and how they are screwing up the process of buying cars, not least of which being the Focus RS and special Mustang models. Even that is nowhere near as bad as the 2004-2006 GTO. What a joke, Barry! 

Hey, if you dig what we're up to, we'd love to have your support on Patreon:

Sarah Montgomery racing:

The New High-Performance Fords Could Fail the Same Way the Pontiac GTO Did
by Jack Baruth Road and Track

Forbes article on Tesla fight with dealership:

Lessons learned from the GTO flop:



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