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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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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: http://www.slowcarfast.com/

Miatagasm: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a32131/miatas-at-mazda-raceway-miatagasm-mega-test/

Keith’s Excellent Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keith-Tanner/e/B001H6W5PO/

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: http://crossthreaded.us

11 Questions with Jay Lamm on Jalopnik: http://jalopnik.com/340374/11-questions-with-24-hours-of-lemons-founder-jay-lamm

24 Hours of Lemons on CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/19/how-an-amateur-launched-a-million-dollar-racing-league-with-500-clunkers.html

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: http://www.ryandalziel.com/biography

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: https://reverserett.org/donate/

For a great introduction to Ryan as a driver, have a look at his driver promo from Pirelli World Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4CoRpL9sxE

Ryan’s currently driving a Nismo DPi car. What’s a DPi Car? http://www.imsa.com/qa-2017-daytona-prototype-international-dpi-concept

Photos of the Nismo car Ryan drives in the IMSA Weathertech championship: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nissan-racing/sets/72157678954260585

As always, find out more about us at our web site: http://crossthreaded.us. 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: https://crossthreaded.libsyn.com/8-kevin-patrick-of-exomotive-ford-gt-thoughts

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: http://crossthreaded.us

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: http://crossthreaded.us

Find Bad Obsession here on the web: http://www.badobsessionmotorsport.co.uk/

On YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/badobsessionmsport

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! http://crossthreaded.us

We also welcome our buddy Tom of Tom's Turbo Garage back to the YouTube game. Good to see you back, Tom! https://www.youtube.com/user/turbomiragedude

Sports writer loses job over Takuma Sato tweet
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/motorsports/writer-loses-job-for-tweet-about-japanese-indy-500-winner/ar-BBBDuwd

Video of Scott Dixon, driving god: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QmrF5p9hEI

 

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

http://www.thedrive.com/news/10526/skip-barber-racing-files-for-bankruptcy-owes-lime-rock-park-1-2-million

We have a web site! http://crossthreaded.us and we'd love your support on patreon if you're so inclined http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

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! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

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.
https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/6b3kp6/formula_1_can_be_an_upsetting_sport/

Ended up meeting Kimi: https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/6b3ukm/from_crying_because_of_his_hero_to_meeting_his/?utm_content=title&utm_medium=browse&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=formula1


One millionth Porsche 911
http://jalopnik.com/the-one-millionth-porsche-911-is-exceedingly-lovely-1795121703


“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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC26Dc_CAzT_xCjpZncFui4A/videos

This weekend in Barcelona we’ll see new F1 design rules:
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/fia-reveals-plan-for-bigger-driver-numbers-and-names-898408/

Rolling Coal banned in Colorado
http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/9930/colorado-bans-rolling-coal-hallelujah

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: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

How to drive a manual transmission explained using Death Metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__vmUH9dZd4

Mazda profits down over 50%
http://jalopnik.com/gm-profit-soars-while-mazda-takes-a-severe-beating-1794738390

Who owns who in cars:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2009/06/car-brands-who-owns-what/index.htm


Oregon Censored, Fined Man $500 For Criticizing Red-Light Cameras Without An Engineering License
https://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2017/04/28/do-you-need-a-license-in-engineering-to-criticize-red-light-cameras-oregon-says-yes/#3d1ebf8d32ee

 

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! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded


Check out Paco Motorsports here: http://pacomotorsports.com/offroadster/

Rock on!

Kookaburra sound: https://www.freesound.org/people/pocket/sounds/44554/

Bavarian Folk: https://www.freesound.org/people/reinsamba/sounds/239154/

 

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: 

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/company/porsche-microsoft-partnership-computer-games-brand-experience-13627.html

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: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Sarah Montgomery racing: https://www.facebook.com/sarahmontgomeryracing/posts/1324321967645263

The New High-Performance Fords Could Fail the Same Way the Pontiac GTO Did
by Jack Baruth Road and Track
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a33162/when-dealers-attack/

Forbes article on Tesla fight with dealership: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2014/03/22/free-markets-tesla-battles-car-dealers-over-right-to-sell-cars/#6b59070b40b6

Lessons learned from the GTO flop: http://www.autonews.com/article/20070219/SUB/70216069/lutz%3A-3-lessons-from-the-gto-flop

 

 

Apr 6, 2017

It's Wednesday night, gang, and that means Crossthreaded podcast! Short episode this week because it's a very busy week for us but as always we are thrilled to hang with you. 

The Atlanta Bridge collapse: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/31/522170988/i-85-bridge-collapse-in-atlanta-brings-headache-to-250-000-drivers-a-day

Japanese sinkhole repair: https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/nov/15/japanese-workers-repair-road-48-hours-after-sinkhole-appears-video

Thank you so much to Leo Wörteler for helping us out with our MP3 problem. We just decided to go with CBR. Maybe that's better? Hope so.

We'd love to have your support on Patreon! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded 

 

Mar 30, 2017

Why is it when these young kids say they "make" something because they're part of "maker" culture, they always mean they used a CNC machine or 3D printer. You're never gonna cut your finger off like that you dang kids! 

This guy printed out a belt for his car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD1J54ccrR0

Jim also shares a tale of woe from an Uber ride. 

If you like what we're doing guys, we'd love to have your support on Patreon! Http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Mar 23, 2017

Jim went to the Atlanta International Auto Show, saw some cars, listened to some press conferences, and generally failed to network with people in the industry. 

Jim did run into Christopher Lawrence of Auto Academics, who was a great source of advice to us when we started Crossthreaded. Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhNaleqCBdxE8T6S-PufLA

We were sad to hear that Edd China is leaving Wheeler Dealers, but could not have more respect for him. See his announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IB15T1LYiY

Our Honda Civic review: https://youtu.be/yglcPWMClYg

Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

 

 

Mar 16, 2017

Jim and Meghann get into how often people should be retested for their driving license, whether car dealers who sell cars on credit should be able to cut off the car if people get behind on payments, and the latest ridiculous behavior from the MTV reality show known as the NASCAR shore. 

Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Petition to retest UK drivers over 70: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-34779388

Dealers shutting down cars: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/03/14/car-lenders-using-remote-shut-off-collect-delinquent-payments/vbNVujhXK591VkDOaylM3J/story.html

The dumbass NASCAR reality show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPjl6g8pcgc

 

Mar 9, 2017

In this episode we present a dramatic representation of what we think a first date with a NASCAR driver might be like. Turner Leftworth is looking for the woman of his dreams!

Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

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Mar 2, 2017

How do we get more better road racing while still keeping drivers safe? It's a thorny problem. Well, it was. Now it's all ironed out.

We'd love to have your support on Patreon!: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded 

Shout out to our podcasting brethren, NASCAR lovers the PETM Podcast: http://www.petmpodcast.com/

F1 in Lego: http://imgur.com/a/yLpbh

F1 vs Indy cost: http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2013/05/22/whats-it-cost-to-compete-in-formula-one-an-indycar-comparison/

Le Mans vs F1 Money: http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/is-audis-242-000-000-racing-program-a-really-good-deal-1654544351

Martinsville In Car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMPjYNgXos

Bathhurst Improved Production, Race 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCeF-bZK684

Feb 23, 2017

The Ford GT! Is it a fraud? Should we be angry? What am I supposed to do with this torch and pitchfork? Aw dangit my pitchfork's on fire.

Also this week we are proud to present an interview with Kevin Patrick, founder of Exomotive, at Exomotive HQ. Exomotive, of course, are the makers of the Exocet kit that Meghann and Jim built. 

Exomotive: http://exomotive.com

Support us on Patreon, why dontcha? http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Read some complaining about the Ford GT by a Corvette fan: http://carys-corvettes.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-fraud-gt.html

Feb 16, 2017

Meghann and I got a chance to drive a new Subaru Outback owned by her parents. It yelled at us. The car yelled at us. 

Our guests are the Doyles, Lonnie and Adam, from Texas, who build the DF Goblin kit car: http://dfkitcar.com 

It's a super cool mid-engine rear-drive kit car which uses the Chevrolet Cobalt as a donor. We want one. Bad. 

Support us on Patreon here: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Feb 9, 2017

In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome a guy we look up to in the automotive YouTube space, Eric the Car Guy. He's such a great dude, we really appreciate him joining us. 

Also, we recap our race at Barber Motorsports Park with 24 Hours of LeMons, in which Jim has beef with Randy Pobst, and we do a lot more wrenching than driving. 

Support our independent car show on Patreon! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Check out our website for swag and more: http://crossthreaded.us

Eric the Car Guy has a super helpful and informative site: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/

 

Feb 2, 2017

Our guest this week is professional racing driver Sarah Montgomery. We also get into some great songs for driving purposes, including a detailed outline by Jim on why Kickstart my Heart is the greatest driving song ever recorded. 

Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Sarah Montgomery: http://www.sarahmontgomeryracing.com/

Driving Songs playlist: https://play.spotify.com/user/jim_hodgson/playlist/6tPMvmEZe3gMkfORNHecxU

Sound: Nuerburgring-Pit-Lane.flac [sic] by Erdie https://www.freesound.org/people/Erdie/sounds/34526

Kickstart my Heart (and copyright information): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmXWkMlKFkI

 

Jan 26, 2017

In this episode, our guest is James Marcellana of Jzilla Track Days (http://jzillatrackdays.com). We chat about how his track days got started, what makes them a little different, and how best to enjoy them. 

Plus, WRC Monte Carlo, horse racing rally style, and Meghann and Jim go over a press release from Mazda Racing about how Mazda treats their Rolex 24 drivers before, during, and after their stints in a race car. Some of it sounds a little bit weird. 

Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Find out more about us on our web site: http://crossthreaded.us 

Check out the hilarious Zebra Corner video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03svtYlFm8


Our episode where we do something similar, Crossthreaded Episode 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFGukXixWbw

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