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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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Oct 4, 2018

Yes, you can reach the lofty royal heights of the Crossthreaded Charity Monarch! Listen for details on how to ascend.

If you like this podcast and our other shenanigans, become a patron! Find out more at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Thanks for listening!

Car and Driver’s Alpha Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio has spent a month in the shop: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-reliability-update?utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&src=socialflowFBCAD&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media

Musk settles with the SEC: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/29/sec-settles-charges-with-teslas-elon-musk-will-remain-as-ceo.html

Jalopnik says Kia Stingers are selling for cheap. Why does this make me sad? https://jalopnik.com/the-cheap-kia-stingers-are-coming-1829355766?utm_source=jalopnik_facebook&utm_campaign=socialflow_jalopnik_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Porsche have revealed a new 935. Basically a 911 GT2 RS but with fancy ass crabon fribe aero shit on it. https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/porsche-935-world-premiere-exclusive-new-edition-clubsport-race-car-motorsport-rennsport-reunion-vi-anniversary-70-years-sports-cars-16163.html

 

Sep 24, 2018

Yes, we will reveal what the future holds for you based on your car. It's 100% real and factual so don't look it up or question me (Jim) about this. 

This amazing car podcast is listener supported! Thank you to our patrons. Be a patron at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

In this episode we also wrap up our track day at Barber Motorsports Park, plus tell you about new game called Wrench which will let you build an Exocet in virtual reality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X0lCnMW9xI

Porsche Dealer VP disappears with deposits for 911 GT3 and GT3RS: http://www.thedrive.com/news/23576/a-vp-at-the-largest-porsche-dealer-in-america-just-vanished-with-2-5-million-in-buyer-deposits

 

Thanks for listening!

Sep 7, 2018

On this episode we’re gonna talk Lego, Indy, Massa, plus a perpetual mayonnaise machine! Thanks for listening!

Thanks as always to our amazing patrons. Join them at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded!

Lego built a Bugatti Chiron:https://www.topgear.com/car-news/supercars/behold-full-size-lego-bugatti-chiron

Indy fans got their underpants in a real twist over Massa's comments, but at least, since they’re a spec series, they all wear the exact same underpants. https://www.motorsport.com/indycar/news/massa-indycar-safety-criticism-twitter/3167047/?nrt=86

Alonso’s Car bouncing off of Leclerc’s halo at spa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXg1sGWpLlQ



Aug 23, 2018

Meghann reports in from her commute this week. We had a slight family emergency which absorbed a lot of our brains this week.

Thank you patrons for your continued support! Be a patron at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

We're thinking about Robert Wickens and his crash in Indy and wishing him a speedy recovery. Find out about his recent surgery here. Get well soon, bud! https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/2018/08/21/robert-wickens-undergoes-successful-spine-surgery/1050436002/

Scientists turning fatbergs into biofuel: https://jalopnik.com/gross-scientists-saving-the-world-by-turning-fatbergs-i-1828521353

Watch the Fatburg camera! FatCam: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/fatcam-watch-fatberg-live

Aug 9, 2018

We get into lots of stuff on this one guys, from track car safety to NASCAR's CEO getting busted for DUI, to car world politics. We are so thrilled to be able to have a laugh with you here and on the YouTubes! Thanks for listening. 

We got some stickers for free so we're sending them out to you for free. Just send us a SASE and we'll turn it around. Details in the pod or on YouTube.

Be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

We also touch on some wackiness in Texas at a Ford dealership. The Jalopnik article is below.

Texas Auto Dealer & Ford Floorplan Loans By Ryan Felton at Jalopnik: https://jalopnik.com/texas-auto-dealer-goes-belly-up-after-ford-sues-it-over-1828085424

Thanks again!

 

Jul 26, 2018

Why can’t racing get back to production cars? Because racing is paid for by two things: advertising dollars and rich people who want to race! That said, Jim outlines his racing series.

Hey, if you're digging this, be a patron! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Dan Neil deletes twitter: https://jalopnik.com/wall-street-journals-dan-neil-deletes-twitter-after-tes-1827785899

Dan’s review of the tesla on the Wall Street Journal: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-very-first-test-drive-of-teslas-model-3-the-car-is-a-star-doubters-will-have-to-bring-it-2018-07-19

 

Jul 12, 2018

We asked you whether you'd rather have a tricked out Jeep that never goes off road or a souped-up track car that never goes to the track and you responded. 

Thanks for participating and listening. We love you guys.

Jun 27, 2018

Welcome back, guys! In this episode we get into our latest video series, plus VW's Pikes Peak triumphs and legal problems. Also: Jim goes karting and is (predictably) terrible at it.

Thank you so much to all our patrons for their support. Be a patron! Http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

 

Jun 14, 2018

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!

Thank you a million times to our patrons for their support. Be a patron by going to http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

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!

 

 

Jun 1, 2018

Tonight we begin with a viewer question from Adam Ward. He also included some Douglas Adams HHGTTG jokes which we always appreciate. Thanks, Adam!

Thank you so much to our Patrons on Patreon, it means a lot to us to have your support. Jump on here: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded 

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

May 16, 2018

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/

Apr 25, 2018

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!

Thank you a million times to our patrons! Join these brave heroes in supporting Crossthreaded here: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

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/

Mar 21, 2018

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.

Thank you to our patrons! Leonard Wörteler, Robin Mullen, James Walsh, Kirk B. Olson, Justin Dougherty, Jason the Black Panther   

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!

 

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: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

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

 

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: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

 

 

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!

Support these shenanigans on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded

Telenav announces in-car advertisements:
http://investor.telenav.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1053312

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/

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: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded


Deltawing article on GRM: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/death-deltawing/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Death+of+the+DeltaWing&utm_campaign=GRMDaily

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

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: https://www.patreon.com/crossthreaded

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!

 

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: http://www.motortrend.com/news/koenigsegg-agera-rs-0-248-5-mph-back-0-36-44-seconds/

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
https://www.wsj.com/articles/teslas-autopilot-shares-blame-in-2016-fatal-crash-u-s-investigators-say-1505233891

The electrocet, Tesla power in Exocet. Eddy Motorworks was founded in February of 2017 by Ben Horst and Josh Preissle.
https://www.eddymotorworks.com/the-electrocet/

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.
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/ariel-will-build-1180bhp-hypercar

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 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/

Toyota http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+provides+3+million+relief+hurricane+harvey.htm

Nissan http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-donates-1-million-to-habitat-for-humanity-renews-partnership

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

 

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: 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!

 

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: http://pacomotorsports.com/

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: 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! 

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