In this episode we get to our Le Mans Picks. We hope we get to enjoy a little of the race, but as long as we're hoping, why not hope that Macron will fly us to the race next year? It could happen!
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We also address a few questions, like, is it better to spend $500/mo on a car or on a better home location?
When would you want to turn off traction control on an AWD car? Car Talk covered this: https://www.cartalk.com/content/when-should-you-turn-traction-control
Thanks to everyone for listening. We will talk to you on the next episode in 2 weeks!
Tonight we begin with a viewer question from Adam Ward. He also included some Douglas Adams HHGTTG jokes which we always appreciate. Thanks, Adam!
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President Trump reportedly poised to ban German luxury carmakers from US market: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/05/31/president-trump-may-ban-german-luxury-carmakers-us-report/658745002/
A $523 monthly payment is the new standard for car buyers? And loans for 5-7 years? WHAT? NO. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/31/a-523-monthly-payment-is-the-new-standard-for-car-buyers.html
In this episode we first hate on the Jeep Wrangler a bit, then get on to some Canadian hijinks, and finally answer our friend Adam’s question about the Exocet. Thank you for listening!
Canadian man changes his gender to get cheaper car insurance thread on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/comments/8fsqos/i_saved_15_or_more_on_car_insurance_by_switching/
Thanks for joining us on yet another podcast. On this episode, accolades and some shade toward the Prancing Moose of Sveden, plus some motor racing talk AND your questions (which you did not provide) answered!
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WeatherTech’s Carbon Fiber license plate frame $125: https://www.weathertech.com/carbon-fiber-license-plate-frame/
Britain's safest car is the Volvo XC90 with no road deaths in 16 years: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/15/britains-safest-car-revealed-no-road-deaths-16-years/
Goodyear Asked A Judge To Call Jalopnik And Request They Not Publish Documents On Its Dangerous RV Tire: https://jalopnik.com/goodyear-asked-a-judge-to-call-jalopnik-and-request-we-1825120219
How Goodyear Hid Evidence Of 'The Worst Tire Made In History' Linked To At Least 9 Deaths: https://jalopnik.com/how-goodyear-hid-evidence-of-the-worst-tire-made-in-his-1822200424
Rumblings that the MGU-H won’t be in F1 engines in 2021, opening the door for more engine manufacturers maybe: https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/formel-1/sprit-limit-2019-angehoben/
Thanks for joining us again! We are very busy this year because Jim has taken on a big challenge for himself work wise but we still want to bring you podcasts.
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Roadkill leaves Youtube, keyboard warriors collectively shit their cargo shorts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seuPuSI1CTE
Mazda leads and sets lap record at Sebring: http://www.racer.com/mazda-motorsports/item/148145-mazda-leads-and-sets-lap-record-at-sebring
Alpha Romeo Sauber best looking livery for this year’s Formula 1: https://www.sauberf1team.com/photos/c37-launch
Stadium Super trucks Adelaide Race 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKRK2QqtaY
Thanks as always, guys!
Tonight we say goodbye to our team’s 24 Hours of Lemons racing car, with trackside audio.
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We also have an interview with auto journalist Eric Rood, aka The Rusty Hub. Find his work on Hooniverse here: http://hooniverse.com/author/eric-rood/
Superbowl Dodge ad used MLK speech which discouraged commercialism: https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/2/4/16972220/martin-luther-king-dodge-ram-super-bowl-ad
At this point it’s old news, but we get into the F1 grid girls discussion. They’re going to use Grid Kids instead: http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/42950040
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.
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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: http://autoweek.com/article/imsa/mazda-prototype-team-enduring-mixed-results-imsa-roar-24
24 Hours of Lemons at Road Atlanta wrapup from Roadkill written by our good buddy Eric Rood: http://www.roadkill.com/24-hours-lemons-winners-road-atlanta/
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!
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Alfa Romeo and Sauber together: https://www.sauberf1team.com/news/the-sauber-f1-team-enters-a-multi-year-partnership-agreement-with-alfa-romeo
New Tesla Roadster: https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/16/tesla-unveils-the-new-roadster/
Nurburgring Wreck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JYLUL9MRyQ
Street racing morons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZhtY2CUQG0
Lotus receives magical engine mode in Spa 2015: https://missedapexpodcast.com/episode-list/2017/11/7/f1-boss-ep2
F1's engine politics examined: Why would Ferrari supply Red Bull? http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12475/9995927/f1s-engine-politics-examined
Koenigsegg Agera RS nets multiple production car world speed records: http://www.koenigsegg.com/koenigsegg-agera-rs-achieves-multiple-production-car-world-speed-records/
Individual turbos for each cylinder? https://blog.caranddriver.com/engines-with-small-individual-turbos-for-each-cylinder-could-revolutionize-downsizing/
Musk yelled at a bunch of journalists: https://jalopnik.com/elon-musk-just-yelled-shame-at-a-bunch-of-journalists-1820059349
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.
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Polestar 1: https://www.polestar.com/polestar-1/
Volvo C30 Polestar on Jay Leno’s Garage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9FwBsMD3Y
Eddy Motorworks site: https://www.eddymotorworks.com/
Ben mentioned a guy who hacked Tesla. This is him: https://evannex.com/
Thanks for listening!
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: http://www.motortrend.com/news/koenigsegg-agera-rs-0-248-5-mph-back-0-36-44-seconds/
Thanks for listening!
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.
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 http://crossthreaded.us
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! https://www.reddit.com/r/projectcar/comments/6wz5eq/project_car_is_underwater/
Car makers helping out with Harvey
Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. and Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/mazda-mazda-foundation-contribute-100000-american-red-cross-hurricane-harvey-disaster-relief-fund/
Lotus Turns a Profit for the 'First Time in Years http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/13412/lotus-turns-a-profit-for-the-first-time-in-years
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: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0296758/
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 http://crossthreaded.us!
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: http://pacomotorsports.com/
Thanks for listening!
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/
Keith’s Excellent Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Keith-Tanner/e/B001H6W5PO/
Thanks for joining us, Keith!
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.
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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
Video of Scott Dixon, driving god: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QmrF5p9hEI
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
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Let's design a low-cost zero-death racing series. Help us think this one through, gang.
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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.
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.”