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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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Jul 18, 2019

Our guest Mike is one of those guys who has a huge amount of knowledge and wants to share it with you. He was a fantastic interview.

Like these shenanigans? Be a supporter! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Here's the Professional Awesome main site: https://professionalawesome.com/

Definitely check out the Professional Awesome blog post on DIY Downforce: https://professionalawesome.com/diy-downforce/

And they have some kickass videos too: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProAwesomeRace

Thanks for chatting with us, Mike!

 

Jul 3, 2019

Our long fanhood of Mazda's IMSA efforts has finally paid off in a 1-2 win for them. Guess who we will get to interview on our podcast!

No one, because they won't return our emails. STILL, we're pleased they won.

Thank you so much for listening and happy 4th!

Holy crap Mazda won an IMSA race! - https://racer.com/2019/06/30/mazda-1-2-in-glen-6-hour-for-stunning-first-imsa-dpi-win/

Jun 20, 2019

Thanks for joining us, guys! On this episode we get into Simone Giertz's amazing Truckla project, whether or not you should attempt to impress your date with a handbrake turn, and the perpetual evil of induced demand. Join us!

We are supported by our amazing patrons! Thank you so much, guys. Join those heroes on http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

If you feel like chatting with other car folks, join us in the car barn! https://discord.gg/b3v48Ah

Mazda getting rid of touchscreens
https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1121372_why-mazda-is-purging-touchscreens-from-its-vehicle

The Atlantic - How Self-Driving Cars Could Ruin the American City https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/how-self-driving-cars-could-ruin-the-american-city/569518/

CityLab University: Induced Demand
https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/09/citylab-university-induced-demand/569455/

Jun 6, 2019

Thanks for listening! On this episode we get into some news, along with some auto makers who are oddly quiet as draconian laws are being written in their adopted home state of Alabama. Why so quiet, guys?

We also have a YAQAP for your listening enjoyment. Thank you for joining us!

Hertz getting people arrested:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/27976/people-are-being-arrested-and-jailed-due-to-hertz-erroneously-reporting-rental-cars-stolen-report

 

The Automakers Linked to Alabama Anti-Choice Politicians https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a27568778/alabama-anti-choice-politicians-automakers/

 

May 16, 2019

In this episode we get into car thefts. We have some statistics for car thefts by model and year, plus a thorough discussion on whether driving a manual transmission makes you a Real Man Dot Com.

Like what we're up to? Be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Join us on our new Discord chat, the Car Barn: https://discord.gg/b3v48Ah

Car and Driver’s Alfa Romeo Giulia is … an Alfa Romeo: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a23145269/alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-reliability-update/

VW runs ad claiming manual transmission is an anti-theft feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wApqm7VYlno

The 1998 Honda Civic is still thieves' favorite target: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/the-1998-honda-civic-is-still-thieves-favorite-target-091918.html


Find out more about the NICB and whether  you trust their results at http://NICB.org

May 2, 2019

Thank you guys so much for listening! If you want to be part of these shenanigans, we'd love that. Jump on board with us at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

NEWS:

Missing Porsche Dealer Who Stole $2 Million in 911 GT Deposits Caught After Six-Month Hunt https://www.thedrive.com/news/27277/missing-porsche-dealer-vp-who-stole-2-million-in-911-gt-deposits-caught-after-six-month-hunt

Porsche prepping for Formula E next year: https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2019/motorsports/porsche-formula-e-car-test-calafat-spain-17491.html

Formula E’s gamey bullshit:

Formula E FARTBOOST : https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/fanboost

Attack Mode: https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/attack-mode

Apr 4, 2019

Thanks for joining us, folks! On this episode, we sort out a hypothetical cartoon race and reach once again across the chasm of the great beyond.

Thanks for listening!

Be a supporter at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Porsche Carbon Brakes not good for track use: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/24/porsche-carbon-brakes-not-for-race-tracks/


16 Older Performance Cars Slower Than a Toyota Prius in the Figure Eight https://www.motortrend.com/news/16-older-performance-cars-slower-than-a-toyota-prius-in-the-figure-eight/

 

"Shadowlands 4 - Breath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Mar 21, 2019

Yes. We told you guys we'd be trying some new stuff this year and part of that effort is getting Meghann trained to speak to members of the afterlife. On today's podcast, industrialist Henry Ford talks about being dead, poor people, and haunting Elon Musk.

If you dig what we're doing here, be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Thanks to Kevin Goreham for improvising from the afterlife.

America's obsession with trucks and SUVs is helping push car-loan payments to a 10-year high: https://www.businessinsider.com/americas-love-for-trucks-suvs-pushes-car-loan-payments-to-decade-high-2019-3

Dumb Arkansas Car Law on The Drive: http://www.thedrive.com/news/26938/new-arkansas-law-redefines-classic-cars-from-25-to-45-years-old-to-snub-all-your-radwood-cars

Peugeot’s Return:
https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/peugeot-brand-will-lead-psas-return-us

"Shadowlands 4 - Breath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Mar 8, 2019

On this week’s podcast, as you guys know we skipped a week last week because we lost my dad. We’re super upset about it. Remember to spend time with people close to you.

One thing about my dad is he was not a car guy at all. We had terrible cars as kids. Rather than dwell on the negatives I thought we’d reach out to our community to ask if their parents had any terrible cars too.

Go to our Facebook if you want to get in on that thread. It’s never too late to form a support group for bad parent cars.

Bonneville SSE in Road and Track: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a26253601/the-pontiac-bonneville-sse-mixed-gold-with-plastic/

Koenigsegg Jesko: https://jalopnik.com/the-new-koenigsegg-jesko-gets-a-kind-of-anti-lag-along-1833061455

Feb 7, 2019

We are on a quest to become the greatest automotive podcast in the world. There’s just one problem. We’re not even on the goddamn list. We have a long way to go but I have a plan: Poetry.

On this episode, we give away a 10mm socket to the winner of an automotive poetry contest AND we debut the new YAQAP theme song. Join us!

GM Brands Have Cut Complimentary Maintenance from Three Years to One: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/amp26077592/gm-free-maintenance-reduced/

Ford is planning an electric F-150 pickup truck with a focus on performance: https://www.techspot.com/news/78351-ford-planning-electric-f-150-pickup-truck-focus.html

 

Jan 24, 2019

The new Toyota Supra is out and if you haven't posted a hot take about it on the internet then you are obviously neither FAST nor FURIOUS.

Thank you for listening, and thanks to our amazing patrons for their support!

Here’s a great breakdown by James Gilboy about the Supra flap on The Drive: http://www.thedrive.com/news/25959/why-people-dont-like-the-new-toyota-gr-supra

Can't get enough car content? Check out our pals The Pod Filter. Have a listen to that at https://thepodfilter.podbean.com/

 

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