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December 9, 2019
Jake and Kris have a discussion on complaining about manufacturers giving us exactly what we want. Also, news, buster conrod, and more... Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast Show notes: New Cannonball record has been set. - Via road and track EV Cars are killing jobs, and upending the industry... - via bloomberg Remember when I said the Cybertruck isnt a truck because it cant plywood?  Rezarani Motors Challenges Tesla to a test... Tesla Owners Flocking to the Taycan Remember those $59,000 corvettes?  Teslas wait hours to charge That really stinks... and the Video
December 6, 2019
Leaving his trusty VW Bus behind, James Barkman set out on a 17-month 30,000-mile journey on a modest motorcycle from Alaska to Argentina.  This is his story of finding the true merits of exploration and how it gives invaluable perspective on life.
December 2, 2019
Kris and Jake give their well simmered opinions on the Cybertruck. The guys also discuss other news including BMW, the mach e, a very interesting autonomous car test, the worst getaway car, and much more. Also, Buster Conrad visited Ford to find out as much as he could about the Mach E as well.   www.omaze.com/overcrest   Show Notes/Sources:   A story from Minnesota. I mean Iowa. Do we finally have an EV competitor from BMW? Really interesting story from Aaron Gordon at Jalopnik on a test about using a chauffeur to simulate an autonomous car.  Our buddies at Bloodhound have hit the salt flats. NEW YORK TIMES Jake, whats the worst getaway car brand you can think of?  Uhm... the Japanese are renting cars just to....not drive them?
November 28, 2019
Professor Tom Fisher joins the podcast to talk about how he thinks the future of transportation will develop. Kris also inquires on the ethics of architecture and how its design and implementation affect the wellbeing of the citizens that live in and around it. Jake and Kris also talk projects, and consider Tom's thoughts.   Tom Fisher is a Professor, Director of the Minnesota Design Center, Director of MSSD and Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
November 25, 2019
Legendary stuntman Buddy Joe Hooker joins Kris to talk stunt driving, being Rambo, and of course, tells us some fun but also some harrowing stories behind driving for our #1 (Chevy Nova from Death Proof) and #2 (the Wraith) on the best movie cars of all time. www.buddyjoehooker.com
November 22, 2019
Finally, on the 2nd anniversary of the show, the Kris recounts for jake the top 10 of the best movie cars of all time... Thanks for listening to Overcrest, a Pretty Good Car Podcast
November 18, 2019
With Kris out of town this week, we are releasing a previously recorded Patreon exclusive episode. Tune in as we dig into the history of a now ubiquitous technology most of us take for granted.    Make sure to check out Omaze, and help out some great charity work! www.omaze.com/overcrest   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast.
November 15, 2019
Sam Smith from Road and Track, and NBC's Proving Grounds joins the podcast to discuss his myriad of adventures, how they impacted him, why driving matters, and how he expects the world to impact the rest of us as car enthusiasts. Thanks for listening to the 150th episode of Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
November 11, 2019
Lots of news and banter this week. Check out the notes below.  Make sure to check out Omaze, and help out some great charity work!   www.omaze.com/overcrest   Road and Track has revealed their car of the year... Tesla has smoked the Taycan on the nurburgring... Ford Bronco Race Prototype Looks RAD Mid-engine corvette production postponed So how is its new engine....better? Low and behold...Kris was right. All-electric DTM concept revealed Ford reveals monster mustang EV at Sema Oh my god, the mustang suv....is....its....it is. It just is. Lyft is the devil incarnate What the hell is BMW doing? Jake, the all new Tesla Roadster is here. Autopilot Uber is irresponsible, has crashed a lot Formula E going backwards....? Ferrari is...doing ok. Toyota.....uhm...STI? Porsche has designed its most expensive motoring project yet. You wouldn’t understand, its a jeep thing   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast.
November 8, 2019
From the brainchild of a German man with appalling Nazi involvement to an incredible underdog epic of Mazda's trip to Le Mans in 1991. This is the story of the Wankel engine.
November 4, 2019
In this weeks OC rewind the guys lament talking about Star Wars and Porsche yet again, the new rules in F1, and much much more...   This week’s Porsche Star Wars Update! Chevy Dyno update... How are local independent shops going to repair these new cars? Formula 1 in 2021 The manual is truly dead, or at least making burbling sucking wound sounds. Screw it, I’m getting a miata. Hey Jake, you like Maseratis...right? Mazda really wants to make a rotary sports car...but... Chrysler to Merge w/ Peugeot! Trump backing off fuel efficiency freeze for new program 1970 Dodge Charger destroyed by man sick of lowballers Steve Woz Wozniak says Autonomous cars aren’t happening...
November 1, 2019
Get beyond the public persona of Magnus Walker in Kris' in-depth 1 on 1 interview.
October 28, 2019
Kris lobbies publicly for a consultant position to make Fast and Furious great again. (MFFGA) The guys also discuss the news of the week, including odd mid-engine Corvette dyno numbers, turbo engagements, and much more.
October 25, 2019
Wes from Nokian tires calls in to discuss the merits of winter tires, and what makes a good tire in general. Afterward Jake and Kris geek out on what appears to be worthless UTQG ratings.
October 21, 2019
Joel Feder joins this week's Overcrest Rewind to discuss Tesla, Hellcats using too much gas, Jake's new favorite truck, and electric crate motors. Resident reporter Buster Conrod is on locations to check out the new Boing Porsche collaboration.   Tesla Pickup Will Be Like A Futuristic “Armored Personnel Carrier” The All Road is back... Porsche Taycan Defeats Tesla Model S in Comparison Test Tesla cars are being bricked Fiat Chrystler facing $79m penalty VW: We should be making more enthusiast cars. Jeep releases Jake Solberg edition Gladiator Goodbye AMG, Hello AMG Electric crate motors are here And also.... they are Here The Fat Lady is Singing, Nascar going hybrid
October 18, 2019
Alex Roy joins us to talk about his film Apex: The Secret Race Across America. The guys also talk to a Toni Serfling, a German citizen about the requirements to obtain a German driver's license. Apex: The Secret Race Across America will air Sunday, October 20th at 8:30EST on NBCSN, and later on itunes.
October 14, 2019
The guys talk about the unheard story of Jayne Mansfield, Porsche traveling into the third dimension, and more. Buster Conrod visits the biggest truck stop in the world, and the guys take listener questions.  Porsche is teaming up with.... Erm. Boeing Jake, I have found the car/truck for you.... Your Corvette C8? Delayed. UAW Strike Update VW has a new R logo... Alex Roy releases new Film.  NHTSA wants to know if cameras should replace mirrors... Bad News. Corvette makes fake engine sounds.  SRT Design Boss Wants Challenger and Charger Owners to Take Off Their Splitter Guards Jeep doesnt want to be an emoji.
October 11, 2019
Kris and Jake discuss Kris's latest grandpa Mercedes acquisition, we recount the highs and lows of the first annual Overcast Rally, and Jake gives us a primer on the history of rally racing, along with one of the more mysterious, iconic features of rallying - pace notes.
October 7, 2019
In this Overcrest Rewind the guys talk about how the Mille Miglia gets corrupted, going from the most beautiful race in the world, to the the slowest. Also, more dumb Star Wars news, pro tips on stealing toilets,  Buster Conrod gets zapped, and much much more. Thanks for Listening to Overcrest, A Pretty Good Car podcast The Inaugural Mille Miglia Green is this weekend.  How do you feel about a “time out” Jake?  Here is every car getting axed in 2020 Porsche now is in...the...Star Wars business Union workers (who are on strike) also fear the future.
October 4, 2019
Jake schools Kris on LeMans, and fits in a cool story of Kris' favorite driver, Jacky Ickx. Kris also tells a scirocco story and justifies selling cars to Jake. Jake talks about his rally prep.
September 30, 2019
Our weekly news rewind. Links below:   Stupid Headline of the week Via, JALOPNIK Hennessy to enter the electric car market BMW Posts, Deletes Ad About Sex Inside Self-Driving Cars (see ad here) Feds want to give drivers the option to choose their EV sound Jake, you need this for your H3.... Tesla fails at high speed chase. ‘Civic is just on fire,' helping to drive Honda sales surge Want a perfect Miata? After 140 mph chase, man tells police he didn’t think their cruisers could catch his 2002 Acura Nearly 3,000 Recalled Brand New BMWs And Minis Have Just Been Sitting In An Auction Yard For Over Four Years Kia Stinger is in trouble... Remember last week when i said rotories were dead? Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
September 27, 2019
Kris and Jake run through the cars they want to buy at 5, 10, 15, and $20,000...breaking down choices based on criteria that may or may not exist, for cars that may or may not be a good idea... but probably aren't....
September 23, 2019
Monday's rewind discusses the cheapest Bugatti Veyron ever for sale, The Ferrari Dino, Buster Conrad on location, Tesla attacks the ring, and more... Okay so that Tesla thats at the ring..... We’ve been hard on BMW lately, but there’s good news... How many vans would you consider a lot of Vans? ' The Rotary engine is....back. Kind of.  Audi thinks gasoline cars will be off the road.... Amish being not so amish at all... Trump revokes waiver for California to set higher auto emissions standards Gas Powered Porsche 911 isnt going anywhere....  You can now buy a Bugatti Veyron for the low low price of.... British motorist destroys his life fighting 100 pound speeding ticket. The Porsche Taycan's Engine Sound Costs $580 Remember that top speed run in the Bugatti, it was a bumpy...flight. Ferrari Ditches the Dino
September 20, 2019
Jake takes Kris on a trip through  automotive history, recounting some of the most influential, and downright wierd safety devices ever conceived. Kris also talks about his trip to Checked it Out, and reveals his maybe winter car, which Jake is unlikely to approve.     Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan-history/2015/04/26/auto-traffic-history-detroit/26312107
September 16, 2019
Elon is dumb (maybe), Frankfurt auto show news, Buster Conrad reports from Detroit, and Kevin Hart is now even shorter... Uh so wait... no nurburgring? ENTER a new Model S... The Model S Plaid Hyundai has a cool EV concept thingy Say Goodbye to the Legendary Ford Mustang BMW Reveals some...thing. BMW builds Hydrogen Powered X5 The newest Alpina is a b3 Touring I actually miss Chris Bangle at this point America not getting cool hatchbacks continues... Kevin Hart Crashed Wait, EV’s are expensive?  The first drunk driver was arrested this week in history
September 13, 2019
Kris throws down 20 to 11 on his top 20 movie cars of all time. The criteria is complex, deep, or even non-existent.
September 12, 2019
In this weeks episode, Jake takes us on a deep dive through the annals of automotive history, looking at the interesting, sometimes downright weird history of automotive safety features throughout the years. Kris also recounts his trip to Checked It Out, Chicago, and reveals his new winter car, to Jake's disaproval... Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan-history/2015/04/26/auto-traffic-history-detroit/26312107
September 9, 2019
Bugatti is kinda lame, Volkswagen lies, and we introduce the latest addition to our team, Buster Conrod!   Volkswagen is a liar liar liar Do you like the Fiat 500 Abarth? Tesla’s app goes down, drivers stranded... Paris to enact noise ordinance against vehicles.... Hybrids are dead. Really really dead. Bugatti breaks speed barrier - Again Volkswagen will help you convert your beetle to an EV Indiana Police department chooses Tesla... Protestors will be at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September
September 6, 2019
Pete Stout from 000 Magazine and Joel Feder from Motor Authority call in to talk new Porsche Taycan and its impact on motoring. Kris breaks his ribs, and Jake gets stranded on his Harley.
August 30, 2019
With Kris out of town this week, we are releasing a previously recorded Patreon exclusive episode. With roots stemming from famous designer Bertone's self-proclaimed 'spaceship', to drunk FIA inspectors, the Lancia Stratos left a legacy as one of the most successful rally cars to ever come out of Italy. Jake also laments about working on Audi's complex suspensions, and having extra parts...   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
August 26, 2019
The guys discuss the type64 auction blunder, bandaids, googly eyes, and there's some good news out of Germany.... Auctions flubs sale of 20 million dollar type64 Jalopnik's terrible take on the car... Have you ever repaired a flat tire with bandaids?  Mercedes is keeping tabs on you.  Keyless Cars are easy to steal... The new Land Rover Prototype is watching you? Europe not getting the Shelby GT500 Audi RS6 Avant Is Officially Coming To America Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
August 23, 2019
Kris and Jake talk about their experience at the NHRA Top Fuel Nationals here in Minnesota. Later they interview driving legend Doug Kalitta as well as the driver of the DHL Top Fuel Dragster Richie Crampton.  http://www.teamkalitta.com/ instagram: @teamkalitta @richiecrampton
August 19, 2019
Drive Thru’s are evil, The Holy Grail comes to America, A Car goes whirrr, and more... Thanks for Listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast Minneapolis has banned the drive thru... in return still expects you to find somewhere to park. RS6 Avant...maybe.  Solar Roads proven to be just another Stupid environmentalist pipedream. Biohacking Tesla Model 3 Owner Implants Key Card Chip Into Her Arm If you’re really, really, really, really rich, Aston Martin will build you a garage.  Great news for people with bad taste California Man's Plot to Avoid Tickets With 'NULL' Vanity Plate Nets Him $12K in Fines You can now go almost 200mph for 60 grand.  Thanks to Johnny Smith, we finally know what the Taycan sounds like.... What brand/model do you think gets the most speeding tickets?  West Virginia student found her Fiat 500 thoroughly destroyed early last week...
August 16, 2019
Kris recounts his trip to Houston, spending some quality time with a couple of GT2RSs; while Jake gives us a history lesson on the origins of the license plate and the crazy extent of custom vanity plates.
August 12, 2019
Kris rants on why Harley Davidson is a midlife crisis hillbilly fairy-tail. The guys also discuss news!   Porsche Announces Carbon offset Program for US   Tesla receives cease and Decist letter from the US Government.   Golf R is....kinda dead in 2020.   Found an engine for your “truck” Jake...   Honda Accord Driver busted for Towing Enormous Stuffed Bear   Lotus has a new logo...
August 9, 2019
Kris interviews Bob Garretson, racing driver and one time owner of Garretson Enterprises, the muscle behind some legendary Porsche 935's, on his history with cars, how the Apple Car came about, crashing at Le Mans, The Old Warhorse itself, and more.
August 5, 2019
Joel Feder joins Kris and Jake to talk Joel's history with cars, news, and current events.  Notes: The Cannonball EV record has been broken twice... Lewis Hamilton is still a douche HLDI  reveals most stolen vehicles list.... EU regulations are going to make cars boringer Dude still drving his model T What the F happened with Nissan? Volkswagen cuts warranty... Bad news. The Chevy Malibu is dead.  Dodge knows whats up...  Ford wants you to vape  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
August 2, 2019
Jowyn Wong of Wyn Design joins the podcast to talk about growing up, design theory, designing the P72, the Apollo, and the challenges involved in both projects.   Kris leads in with a discussion about photography, and what you can do to make even your cell phone photos truly good.
July 29, 2019
Wyn Design gives us a response on the P72 Drama, Teslas are still a waste of time, there’s a new corvette, why F1 is boring and how to fix it, a couple listener topics and more...   Teslas next gen supercharger can do 75 miles in 5 minutes.   The well-reviewed Netflix docuseries "Formula 1: Drive to Survive"   Clarkson explains whats wrong with F1   Corvette to have a manual...? Nah....   Road Legal McLaren F1 LM to come up at auction...   Your tire could now generate electricity.   How many times can you fail a drivers permit?
July 26, 2019
Jake takes us on a deep dive into the history of the Motorcycle. The guys talk about Kris' trip to Road America, and Jake  tries on his wife's pants.    Notes:   Penny Farthing Race          Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
July 19, 2019
Kris interviews Michelle Gatting, one of the Iron Dames, an all-female LeMans team racing for Kessel Racing. They discuss her history, hugely inspiring story on her way to racing at the legendary LeMans, and what its like to be, and race there.   Follow Michelle on Instagram Check out Kessel Racing on Instagram     Notes:   Vanagon Guy
July 15, 2019
Joel Feder from Motor Authority joins Kris and Jake for a bunch of news, debates, and discussion...   the new RSR is here....   BMW Reveals X7 Pickup Truck   Mclaren Wagon Thing   Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is pissed   DeTomaso P72 was unveiled last week...   Its illegal to work on your car in California   What we’re up against. - David Shill is a Shill   Polaris dealers will teach you to drive stick for free
July 12, 2019
Peter Nam joins the guys to talk about the Guntherwerks 993.... the ultimate 993. The history of Rustic roads is discussed and listener questions wrap up the episode.  guntherwerks.com https://www.instagram.com/guntherwerks/?hl=en Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast  Support the show! patreon.com/overcrest
July 8, 2019
The guys talk news, and take a bunch of listener topics, one of which inspires a contentious debate between Kris and Jake. They also reveal Kris will be reading from his 000 article on the next Patreon Exclusive episode.    Support us on patreon:    https://www.patreon.com/overcrest   Thanks for Listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast    Show Notes:   Lee Iacoca dead, father of mustang, savior of Chrysler BMW Finally has an illuminated grille First hybrid cruise ship on its way... How to get your McLaren impounded in 10 minutes Jake, I found a new key for your H3.  Regulators want to limit trucks to 65mph California is still the best and worst place to own a car.
July 4, 2019
Jake and Kris celebrate Independence day by discussing the history of the "America's greatest contribution to modern warfare". They also talk about Alain De Cadenet, what makes a brand's name matter, and the upcoming Overcrest Rally... Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
July 1, 2019
In today's episode, the guys talk news, whats up with Kris' car overheating, read a letter and discuss a gift from one of the listeners.  Thank's for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast Support the show!!!! patreon.com/overcrest Show Notes: So, I hope we didn't get Jim in Trouble... The Supreme court is out for Blood Widebody all the things... BMW’s new electric car sound to be....composed The Ferrari 250 GTO is a work of art.... Ford F250 gets....uh... a tremor pack BMW Defends its stupid 7 series grille.
June 28, 2019
From humble beginnings as the great-grandson of a lemon merchant, to mobilizing a nation, thwarting Nazis and advancing technologies ahead of their time (not to mention inadvertently saving the life of a president along the way), this is the story of an automotive icon you won't want to miss.   The guys also talk to Adam Kern, from checkeditoutchicago to discuss the much-deserved emergence of the Midwest's Porsche culture.    Thank's for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast Support the show!!!!   patreon.com/overcrest
June 24, 2019
Jake and Kris talk news, and field listener questions, and debate superchargers and turbochargers in this weeks Monday episode.   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast   Support the show, and get exclusive content: www.patreon.com/overcrest   Show Notes:   Jake, your dream has arrived   Sobering...Davey Johnson Presumed Dead   NBC New York Proclaims Modified Exhaust “Insane” and Could Cause Panic   Aston Martin to take to the Ring with the Valkyrie   Boxster Spyder and Cayman to get a flat six again!   Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back   2020 Ford Mustang is going to be a beast
June 21, 2019
Jake and Kris interview Jim Mero, Corvette ride and handling engineer about his job, history, what it's like to drive the Nurburgring, the autobahn, and the future of the mid-engine Corvette. They also discuss an update on the Rally, and debate the sound of v16 and v12 engines.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast   Support the show, and get exclusive content: www.patreon.com/overcrest
June 21, 2019
Jake and Kris interview Jim Mero, Corvette ride and handling engineer about his job, history, what it's like to drive the Nurburgring, the autobahn, and the future of the mid-engine Corvette. They also discuss an update on the Rally, and debate the sound of v16 and v12 engines.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast   Support the show, and get exclusive content: www.patreon.com/overcrest
June 14, 2019
Jake, Kris, and special guest Luis Fraguada tackle the toughest question of all, what makes for a cool car?  Show notes:  Schwienehaus Show - Minneapolis Porsche GTG Sunday, June 23rd Driver fined for throwing lit cigarette out window.  Porsche will now wrap your Porsche from the factory Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
June 10, 2019
Joel Feder from Motor Authority comes on the podcast for our new segment, Monday's News. We talk Tesla, Gorday Murray's new project, BMW, Jeep, and more. Check out the show notes below.   Gordon Murray teases F1 Successor  External Airbags are a thing. Monthly Elon Musk stupid statement of the month.  BMW is out of control  But, the M8 actually is pretty good.  Lamborghini is developing an off road Huracan? Uber is your new Getaway Vehicle
June 10, 2019
Joel Feder from Motor Authority comes on the podcast for our new segment, Monday's News. We talk Tesla, Gorday Murray's new project, BMW, Jeep, and more. Check out the show notes below.   Gordon Murray teases F1 Successor  External Airbags are a thing. Monthly Elon Musk stupid statement of the month.  BMW is out of control  But, the M8 actually is pretty good.  Lamborghini is developing an off road Huracan? Uber is your new Getaway Vehicle
June 7, 2019
Craig Donnelly, president of BBS USA and Eric Niconovich from BBS Motorsport join the podcast to talk about the history of BBS, BBS Motorsport, the origins of the 3 piece wheel, wheel engineering, casting, forging, and much, much more. The guys also chat about D-day and reveal the 2019 Overcrest Rally!    https://www.bbs-usa.com/   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
June 7, 2019
Craig Donnelly, president of BBS USA and Eric Niconovich from BBS Motorsport join the podcast to talk about the history of BBS, BBS Motorsport, the origins of the 3 piece wheel, wheel engineering, casting, forging, and much, much more. The guys also chat about D-day and reveal the 2019 Overcrest Rally!    https://www.bbs-usa.com/   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
May 31, 2019
Jake takes Kris on a journey to learn about the The ONS-Staffel (oberste nationale Sportkommission), Germany's legendary track safety team. The guys also talk about their projects, talk news about Tesla, Ferrari, the Corvette, and a mcdonalds hashbrown.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast Show Notes: Tesla under lawsuit for unintended acceleration, Crushes Pregnant Woman's Pelvis Ferrari SF90 Stradale will be FWD, super duper fast Chevy Corvette to have encrypted ECU 'Smart' Traffic Cam Issues Driver Ticket for Scratching His Face, Not Talking on the Phone
May 24, 2019
Kris and Jake talk about the Luftgekuhlt experience, and Kris talks about his drive home, getting pulled over, route 66, and more.   Thank's for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
May 20, 2019
Kris and Jake talk about the road trip to Luft, what they saw along the way, and opine philosophically on the merits of road tripping.    Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
May 17, 2019
Jake takes us on a throwback through the history of a dangerous, volatile, and powerful fuel used for nefarious and not so nefarious purposes throughout the years... for more like this visit our patreon! www.patreon.com/overcrest Thank's for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
May 13, 2019
In Part two of our 100th episode, we continue to discuss the best 4 cylinder engines of all time. Industry experts call in to discuss their thoughts, and the guys give their opinions.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
May 13, 2019
In our 100th episode, we discuss the best 4 cylinder engines of all time. Industry experts call in to discuss their thoughts, and the guys give their opinions.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
May 13, 2019
Greg Haye from pioneering manufacturer Local motors comes on the podcast to discuss 3D printing cars, Local Motors, and the future of automotive manufacturing. Joel Feder from Motor Authority also joins the guys to talk the latest industry news.... Show Notes:   MA - The Nurburgring Record hunting continues....   The Joel Feder Elon Musk Update Insurance? Dangerous Autonomous Mode? Dumb Tweeting with Frank? Other autonomous claims? Tesla Explodes in China   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
April 19, 2019
Elspeth Beard left home in 1982 at 23 years old to drive around the world on her BMW R60. The first woman from the UK to do so. Kris and Jake talk to her about her journey, read a bit from her book, and are inspired by this incredible woman, and her drive to push the limits on what was possible. www.elspethbeard.com @elspethbeard
April 12, 2019
Jake talks about cocks, taking us back to the days of the chicken tax. The guys also discuss news and give advice to a listener on his old vw beetle. Show Notes: Ingram Collection Potentially ruined.  Thieves try to steal GTI off of moving Train Gender reveal burnout goes wrong Top Gear USA moving to Motortrend Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
April 5, 2019
Patrick Long, Le Mans 24hr champion and co-founder of Luftgekuhlt, a culture shifting air cooled Porsche event, joins the podcast. He discusses his journey from kart kid to Porsche factory driver, and the objective of Luftgekuhlt. Later in the episode, Kris and Joel Feder of Motor Authority go over this week's news.   BMW loves v12 engines   Teslas self driving stuff is.... Dumb. Literally.   For Porsche, the future is leasing...   New York's Plan to Make Manhattan Drivers Pay Extra Is a Big Deal for People and the Planet   Here is a huge list of all the crap the EU is requiring in new cars coming up
March 31, 2019
Check out a short clip from our Patreon Exclusive episode on Porsche's love affair with the Indianapolis 500! Hear it, and others, for just $5 a month: www.patreon.com/overcrest
March 29, 2019
Kip McIntyre metal shaper and world traveler joins Kris for an interview about his Winston Churchill fellowship, his travels, his craft and the culture surrounding it all.
March 22, 2019
Kris and Jake talk to Valentino about his history with Lamborghini, how he got there, test driving, and how he became the face of Lamborghini itself. Valentino Balboni is one of the most legendary figures in motoring history, helping to shape one of the most influential brands of all time.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
March 18, 2019
Despite blizzards and careless tire monkeys, Kris made the trip from CA to MN in his new car. Hear the story in this weeks bonus episode.    Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
March 15, 2019
In episode 90 Jerry Horton swings by the studio on his day off from touring with his band, Papa Roach. Many of us wonder what it would be like, and what cars we'd buy if we finally made it. Jerry tells us his up and down story of how it went for him. Kris has some flashback to his wannabe guitarist days and reveals he found a car, finally. Jerry hangs out while the guys talk about weird car gimmicks that have come and gone through the years.  Follow Jerry over at @jerryhorton and @drivekulture  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
March 8, 2019
On this weeks episode, Mike Burroughs join us to discuss his history, his future, the inception of Stanceworks, and the undeniable mark it left on modern automotive culture.  Kris and Jake discuss their annoyance with Bring-A-Trailers' effect on the used car market. We revisit the EU's decision for mandatory speed limiters from an enthusiast's perspective and how it is just another backdoor step in the imminent ban on driving.    www.protomachine.com www.stanceworks.com @protomachine on instagram @overcrestpodcast on instagram Thanks for joining us on Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast photo: Andrew Ritter
March 1, 2019
Colin Comer from Colin's Classic cars joins us to talk about the business of buying and selling classic cars and some of his stories surrounding it. Kris and Jake also chat about their projects. Joel Feder From Motor Authority joins to talk news about Tesla, Porsche, Peugeot and more... Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast Colin Comer - Colins Classic Cars New Cars to have speed limiters Tesla model 3 at 35,000 is finally here Peugeot returns to USA Elon makes more promises Wait... the macan is electric only? Like? Only?   Be sure to use code 'Overcrest2' at http://www.rennline.com
February 22, 2019
Jake and Kris talk about the Porsche 959 including some unknown history. They also reveal a new partnership, and get into quite a bit of news! Show Notes: California AUTOBAHN!!??!?? What is the best selling enthusiast vehicle in the USA? Finally Tesla Does something “Cool”. Tesla Loses Consumer Reports Recommended rating over reliability issues. Should we fear Amazon's investment in Rivian? Thanks for listening to Overcrest: a Pretty Good Car Podcast  We hang out a lot on FB and Instagram. @overcrestpodcast Be sure to use code 'Overcrest2' at http://www.rennline.com
February 15, 2019
Jake schools Kris on the history of the Daytona International speedway. The guys also talk about a disaster that befell Kris, and the guys also get into some news.   John Haynes founder of the Haynes manual, has passed away.   Bugatti is marking 110 years of operation with a special edition Chiron   The 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M are here   All-electric Bentley could be coming   They call it Toyota's moonshot   30th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata sells out in 4 hours   Pininfarina teases its upcoming electric hypercar,
February 8, 2019
Patrick George from Jalopnik joins us on an episode filled with stories about his time at Jalopnik, speedboats full of weed, and of course, his unique and well-founded take on the future of automotive enthusiasts and the general automotive culture.  Jake and Kris also talk about their projects, the green new deal, pizza tailgates, and they take a listener question for some buying advice on getting a classic car.   Notes: The Green New Deal Okay, this tailgate thing...is out of control VW to use Tesla Batteries at Charging Stations
February 1, 2019
Uwe Gemballa started a legendary Porsche tuning company before losing it all. In this episode, Jake brings us the story of a renown supercar tuner who got mixed up in the criminal underworld. The guys also talk about their personal projects and get into some news.  Whoa tesla, whoa, what are you doing AAA is sick of all the technology names VW to give MEB platform to Ford Well this is disgusting....   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast!
January 25, 2019
Legendary Outlaw racing and one time trans-american drive record holder Alex Roy joins the podcast to talk about his history with outlaw racing and the Human Driving Association. The guys talk with Alex in depth on autonomous driving, its future, and how we can maintain our right to drive.  www.humandriving.org Notes: Well that backfired. Big Brother is going to be Watching Viva la revolucion Here we go again at the autobahn… Your car is going to be an xbox. Laser headlights are coming Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
January 18, 2019
Jeff Brown a detailing savant from Griots Garage comes on to talk about his journey's in detailing, griots garage, and we take some listener detailing questions. The guys also talk about the new Supra, universal cars everyone should like, a guy drives a car into the ocean, and Kris goes off on a local car dealership.  The universal everyone likes these cars list Florida Man Confesses to Cops, Says 'Jesus Told Me To' Thanks for listening to another episode of Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
January 11, 2019
In this episode, the guys dig to the bottom of the law that's setting social media on fire. On the podcast is California Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, California Highway Patrol Officer Leffler, a covert interview with a referee, And the founder of the online Petition concerning ab 1824. We also hear from Phil Ting's office on AB 40, the new bill to ban the internal combustion engine. The guys talk the serious stuff but also some of the lighthearted sides of this fiasco. They also take some news, and a listener voicemail.   Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast   Check the petition out here!   Original Instagram video of the officer here   EEE EEE EEE lady   Next VW GTI Could have over 300hp   Rich People Have Taste   Wow, the Harley Davidson Live Wire is.... Expensive.   New laws say women and men must be charged the same for car insurance   Warming your car up hurts the engine?   Man drives car into porsche dealership due to breakup   Tesla is sued for making an unreasonably dangerous car
January 7, 2019
Monday's episode is live! Jake dug deep to fill us in on the first road race ever and about what it took to get there. It's Kris' birthday, so Jake plays some voicemails from friends, fans, and family. Kris invents Tinder for Cars, and despite the holidays, there's some great news to discuss!   Enjoy this weeks episode of Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast News Links:   It's 2019 - you can now import the Audi RS2!!!!!   Porsche will call its top Taycan 'Turbo' despite the absence of a turbo   Turbo, by Faberge   Denver International Airport ghost steals car, gives it back 4 months later   1,000-mph Bloodhound SSC effort saved!   BMW AND PORSCHE PROMISE 3-MINUTE EV CHARGING
December 31, 2018
The MarkP stops in to the studio to chat about the Volkswagen scene, wagenwerks, awol.tv, worthersee, and more. The guys also recap some of their favorite moments from 2018!
December 24, 2018
An *incredible* surprise guest joins us on today's episode. In addition, the guys talk about Christmas shopping and future modern collectibles. They also take listener questions/comments and chat about the news.  Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast
December 17, 2018
You may think you know the whole story, but you don't. Join us as Jake takes us through the meandering history of the Dino found buried in the California dirt. The guys also talk about their projects, Jake has what Kris thinks is a typical RS4 owner rant, and Kris digs up some news.      Thanks for listening to Overcrest: A Pretty Good Car Podcast.
December 10, 2018
John Oates from legendary pop duo Hall + Oates joins us to discuss his history with cars and his Rod Emory build. Kris continues to complain and waffle on his 911 project while Jake only hangs a TV in his garage. The guys also take a great listener voicemail and discuss some interesting news stories from the week.     Thanks for listening to Overcrest, A Pretty Good Podcast about Cars.
December 3, 2018
Michael Ruppert, perennial adventurer joins us to talk about his extensive exploration on a BMW GS 1200 Motorcycle. From North to South across South America, Michael talks about his trials, tribulations, and what a trip like this means for ourselves, and even society. We also ask Michael about his Safari 911, and if it would make the journey. The guys also talk about the new 992 911 Chassis, Rivian, the new kid on the EV street, and Joel Feder from Motor Authority joins the podcast from the LA auto show to discuss the contrast between Tesla and Rivian.     Thanks for listening to Overcrest, A Pretty Good Podcast about Cars.
November 19, 2018
Join us this week as we learn of a tractor manufacturer driven to spite Ferrari - the story of Lamborghini. We also hear from international journalist, Kevin Hackett, on his experiences driving Lamborghini's own Miura SV. The guys also talk news, and learn why Kris isn't allowed to own a truck.
November 12, 2018
Kurt Oblinger joins us to tell us stories about oldschool motorsports photography, and what shooting at the track in the 70's was like. He also tells us a killer story about some fun in a Ferrari Daytona. Jake and Kris talk about their projects, Kris complains about winter, listener questions are answered, and the guys get into some news.    news: New Show, Proving Grounds on NBC Ford Cozy’ing up to volkswagen. Tesla lying to us. Sort of. Bullet Proof Jeep to fight Terrorists Senna GTR Confirmed Electric cars can go faster in Austria Vw does a truck, in south america...
November 5, 2018
Ray Shaffer from Porsche classic is in for an interview on today's episode! We talk Ray's history with cars and motoring. We also touch on the Carrera GT recommission, project gold, Porsche Classic and more. Jake and Kris also chat about the incredible Wild Cherry Van disaster that's currently in the news.
November 1, 2018
Just me today guys. With all this RWB Tesla swap nonsense flooding my social media, I thought I'd get some quick thoughts out on some electric car stuff while it was on my mind. In this episode, I discuss thoughts and read you guys a piece I wrote 2 years ago to see if it still holds up... Jake and I will discuss this episode on Monday!
October 29, 2018
On Monday's episode we chat about how the sale of the 996 is going, Kris and Jake play a game of "whats that marque", We chat on some backlogged news, and return to our roots with a craigslist car of the week!
October 25, 2018
In this episode Jake brings us back to the history of the Whittington brothers, the guys who won the 1979 24 hours of Lemans in a K3 they bought just moments before starting the race....
October 22, 2018
In this episode is Kris' top 5 list of cars built in the 1980's. Kris pulls up some legendary archival interview from his past to bolster his case on the #1 car. Kris also discusses doing his master cylinder, potentially changing up his engine, while Jake talks about things he wants to do to his car, and almost stuffing it into a guardrail. Hit us up on social if you think I missed a car!
October 15, 2018
The final installment of the epic 5700-mile round trip journey to Rennsport. Kris' wife Jes joins us on this episode to recount their journey together.
October 11, 2018
In this episode Kris recalls his experience at Rennsport, and tells about his heroism, and a great story about a steering wheel.
October 8, 2018
Part 1 of the story of Kris' 5700 mile round trip journey to Rennsport, the biggest Porsche event in the world.
October 1, 2018
Welcome to the 'Garagisode'. This week we feature a slightly different format and discuss the place where we keep and work on our cars - the garage. We explore what makes a good garage, decide what tools are essential, and talk about our experiences over the years. Jake dreams big, and Kris goes off on a rant.... again.
September 27, 2018
Join us for another crazy story of motoring history. This week, Jake tells us the origin of the United States Interstate highway system. Cross country jouneys, Nazis, presidents, and land speed records, oh my!
September 24, 2018
In episode 62 Kris drives a Gt3, wants to swap a 934 motor into his car, and further spins into a motor swap rabbit hole. The guys recorded a longer episode by popular request, including a ton of news, and some voicemails. It's a fun episode, hope you all enjoy!
September 17, 2018
Susan "Purki" Purkhiser calls in to discuss being a hollywood stuntwoman, and stunt driver. The guys talk about Jake's 911 being a boat, Kris being a convoluted mess, and how Acura is ruining everything for everyone.
September 13, 2018
Jake and Kris wrap up the conversation on the history of EV cars.
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