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The Smoking Tire

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

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Recent Episodes of The Smoking Tire


911 GTS T-Hybrid Review; Car Show Problems; Predicting the Future

911 GTS T-Hybrid Review; Car Show Problems; Predicting the Future

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about why police "hassle" cars & coffee events; Mazda's color choices; Matt's drive in the new and controversial 911 GTS T-Hybrid a NEW Bentley problem; Are superbikes the cheap hypercar experience? and answer listener questions including:

When 3rd party warranties are worth it?Which car is the best 5-10 year investment?Used 997 911 or 718?When the e-Golf is NOT the right carHow to go PDK but keep a marriageCars with too-tall gearingAre superbikes the cheap hypercar experience?Do buyers of pre-owned cars have the right to complain?And more!

 

Recorded July 3, 2024

Episode 937 11 July 2024 1h, 46m and 29s


What's a "Classic" Car?; GM's Biggest Error

What's a "Classic" Car?; GM's Biggest Error

What defines a "classic car"? We'll figure it out...we think. Plus, the Bentley Turbo R might not be the ultimate daily driver Matt thought it was; Matt reunites with a college friend of the musical variety; we get the cheapest Land Cruiser available; and more!

 

Recorded July 1, 2024

 

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Episode 936 9 July 2024 1h, 16m and


Jamal Hameedi is Why Rad Vehicles Exist

Jamal Hameedi is Why Rad Vehicles Exist

How did Ford build the GT in 18 months? Why did they create a new truck segment with the Raptor, and how has that thinking bled over to Land Rover? Jamal Hameedi is the answer. He is the Director of Special Vehicle Operations at Jaguar Land Rover and the reason Land Rover is debuting the fastest and most exciting Defender to date: the Octa. Before he joined JLR, he was the Chief Performance Engineer and head of SVT at Ford. It was under his eye that Ford made both generations of the Ford GT, decided to build the first Raptor...

Episode 935 2 July 2024 1h, 30m and 24s


Reviews of theAMG GT, Alfa Giulia, and Cayenne; Best Indy Pace Cars; Q&A

Reviews of theAMG GT, Alfa Giulia, and Cayenne; Best Indy Pace Cars; Q&A

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about their test drives in the 2024 AMG GT & Alfa Giulia; review the new Cayenne GTS; laugh their way through choosing their favorite Indy Pace Cars (w/ drivers) of all time; try to help a listener find a V8 unicorn; get shocked by the price of an amazing used sports car; clarify when and how a car company will hand your data to the police; and more!

 

Recorded June 24, 2024

 

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Episode 934 27 June 2024 1h, 38m and 57s


Victoria Scott on Driving, Writing, and Breaking Through

Victoria Scott on Driving, Writing, and Breaking Through

Victoria Scott is a Motor1.com Staff Writer with previous work at The Drive, Jalopnik, Hemmings, Car Bibles, and other outlets. Her photography books focus on aviation, Americana, and queer life. 

On this episode we talk about SO many things! Her new book; how car culture can be an accepting place; the magic of the Indy 500; driving Honda's 8-figure simulator; top car/plane/train; photography; naming oneself; and more.
 

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Episode 933 25 June 2024 1h, 29m and 15s


J Ryan and the Future of Car Meets

J Ryan and the Future of Car Meets

J Ryan (along with his wife, Nicole) are the two minds who created the Good Vibes Breakfast Club, a car meet that happens at the top of Angeles Crest Highway every Friday morning. They started going up there during Covid to get away and others began to join them. It's grown to be one of the most respected car gatherings in Southern California.

 

Closed for many years, Newcomb's Ranch (a restaurant and lodge), has been for sale for a long time. Over the years the price has dropped and J Ryan and Nicole - with t...

Episode 932 20 June 2024 1h, 48m and 32s


Lucid in the Sky with Range Anxiety

Lucid in the Sky with Range Anxiety

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman are returning from an incredible, multi-faceted track day at Sonoma Raceway hosted by Range Energy. While there they got to experience what might be the future of the trucking industry, deploy their Lucid Sapphire's 1,234HP on the road course, slide around in a beautiful BMW 2002, and nearly get to drive a very special Escort before it suffered a problem. And on this very return trip you can listen in real time as they realize they don't have enough charge to get home while answering Patreon questions. 

 

Recorded June 14, 2024

 

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Episode 931 18 June 2024 1h, 48m and 12s


Police chases; Alex Choi; Used EV shopping; Q&A

Police chases; Alex Choi; Used EV shopping; Q&A

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman discuss the dangers of police chases; our upcoming time in the 1,234HP Lucid Sapphire; Alex Choi going to jail for a helicopter video; why buying a used Porsche Taycan might be better than a new Macan electric; provide more info on the GR Corolla's apparent differential issues;
 

Recorded June 10, 2024

 

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Episode 930 13 June 2024 1h, 32m and 3s


Ford CEO Jim Farley

Ford CEO Jim Farley

Jim Farley is the CEO of Ford Motor Co. On this episode we talk about his awesome vintage racing experience; how he went pro for the upcoming Mustang GTD; why they made the GTD; the reason Ford pivoted from full autonomous cars; why hybrids are important; that sedan thing; and more!

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a42579850/ford-ceo-jim-farley-on-turning-pro-in-a-race-car/

Recorded June 7, 2024

 

Head to the Apple App Store right now and download the Tinker App. It’s like having a pro mechanic in your pocket.

 

 

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Episode 929 11 June 2024 1h, 3m and


Forbidden Roads; GRC Diff Problems; Lexus GX550 review; Q&A

Forbidden Roads; GRC Diff Problems; Lexus GX550 review; Q&A

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman are back to review the 2024 Lexus GX550 and 2024 Macan Electric Turbo; investigate the GR Corolla's alleged differential issues; discuss why its silly to try keeping a road "secret"; hot swap battery tech might not be dead; and answer Patreon questions including:

- Will a V10 M5 lose its allure and is it a good canyon car?- Which country made the best cars in each decade?- Is the 981 Cayman S close in feel to the newer, more expensive GTS?- Why did Ferrari sue individual owners?- Did we always think the...

Episode 928 6 June 2024 1h, 32m and 5s

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