February 25, 2020
Dan Edmunds is an experienced automotive journalist, vehicle test and development engineer, and vehicle marketability evaluation specialist. He knows everything about testing cars, off-roading, and how to make suspension work. Read his articles here: and here the show!: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
February 18, 2020
Alex Goy is a British motoring journalist whose work can be seen on Jalopnik, Carfection, and DriveTribe, both in words and video. Like our similarly-named, similarly-styled, and also bald friend Alex ROY, Alex GOY also drives a Morgan Three-Wheeler.Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @a1goyNEW SHIRTS! the show!
February 13, 2020
Ralph Guerra is a standup comedian and automotive journalist. We talk about cars we've driven, where you can buy a monster truck, and lots more!Find his tour dates at @saveralphguerraFollow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapmanNEW SHIRTS! WATCH the show!
February 11, 2020
Jacob Agajanian is the co-founder and President of Race.Service, an automotive media company based in Los Angeles, CA. IG: @jacobchills @race.service Watch the show! : Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
February 6, 2020
Fielding Shredder is a rally instructor and drifter who got a lot of attention last year after his appearance on the Netflix show "Hyperdrive." He had an aggressive driving style and multiple comebacks, making him a crowd favorite. Follow him: Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @shredderracing NEW SHIRTS!  This show is also a video:
February 4, 2020
Alex Roy is an author, movie producer, hi-fi stereo showroom owner, and friend. His new film 'Apex: The Secret Race Across America" is streaming now, and his podcast, "The Autonocast," covering the Autonomous Vehicle industry, is the definitive source on the subject. Like Alex, David Morse also held a transcontinental driving record. In 1981, David and teammate, Steve Clausman, set the record in a Porsche 928. David and Alex talk about the differences between then and now. Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapmanNEW SHIRTS! WATCH the show!
January 30, 2020
Dr. Robert Watkins IV is a founder and principal at the Marina Spine Center in Marina del Rey, CA. In 2011, he performed Matts second of two back surgeries. Dr. Watkins is one of the finest and best respected neurosurgeons in the US, and we're going to be talking about how to take care of your spine while spending a life around cars.!! the show! : Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
January 29, 2020
Spike Feresten is the host of the 'Spikes Car Radio' Podcast, as well and a career producer, writer, and television host. Perhaps best known for writing some of the most iconic episodes of the show Seinfeld. He knows Porsches, Watches, and making fun of Matt.Meats!! the show! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @spikeferestenIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @spikeferesten 
January 23, 2020
Daniel Miller is a journalist at the LA Times. He did a multi-part story on "Big" Willie Robinson, a street racer from South Central Los Angeles who sought to bring the city together after the Watts riots through organized street races. Some happened on the street, allegedly supported by the LAPD. Others happened at a drag strip on Terminal Island. Read about it: to his podcast all about it:  Use code "TST175" for $175 off a purchase at Crown and Caliber  Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @danielnmillerIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!  Watch the show:
January 21, 2020
A lot happens in a week. Matt bought a new scooter. Vinny had to buy a new car and scooped a Craigslist Gem. Vinny also went to the Scottsdale Auctions, so we look at what sold and talk about which cars are going up, down, and sideways. After that we answer a ton of Q&A!  Use code "TST175" for $175 off a purchase at Crown and Caliber  Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman   IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @vinnyrusso1NEW SHIRTS! Watch the show on YouTube!
January 16, 2020
Joey Seely knows how to make a car handle correctly. His shop, Emotion Engineering, specializes in setups for Porsche 911s but he has also built rally cars, Safari cars, and off-road Cayennes. He cut his teeth working on the crew of the Peterson Motorsports/White Lightning Racing 911 GT3 RSR. That team won the 2005 Team Championship and the 2005/06 Drivers' and IMSA Cup Championships in ALMS including wins at Sebring, Petit Le Mans, Road America, Mosport, and Laguna Seca. Follow us! IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @emotion_engineeringT: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanNEW SHIRTS! the show!
January 14, 2020
Alonzo Bodden is a professional standup comedian who loves all things motorized, particularly motorcycles. He won the 3rd season of the reality show "Last Comic Standing", hosted "101 Cars You Must Drive", and "America's Worst Driver", and has a large collection of motorcycles. Follow Alonza @zofunnyFor Alonzo's tour dates, bio, podcast, and media, click here: to his podcast here: This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS! 
January 9, 2020
Bruce Meyer has one of the greatest car collections on Earth. So good, in fact, he often loans his cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum. He's also the founding Chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation.Read more about him here: to the Petersen! him on IG: @bonneville_200Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  Use code "TST175" for $175 off a purchase at Crown and Caliber Use code "smoke20" to get 20% off the Thinkware dash cam: This show is also a video: NEW SHIRTS! 
January 7, 2020
It's the TST crew! Matt built a LEGO Porsche RSR, we talk about Batmobile suspension geometry, and Vinny has been driving a 6-wheeled Hennessey pickup truck. This show is also a video: Use code "TST175" for $175 off a purchase at Crown and Caliber Use code "smoke20" to get 20% off the Thinkware dash cam: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @vinnyrusso1 NEW SHIRTS!
January 2, 2020
Matt and Zack catch up on driving the Lamborghini SVJ, Aston Martin repairs, and answer tons of questions. This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  
December 31, 2019
Tony Quiroga is the Print Director at Car and Driver magazine. He's a fast driver, gets the best cars, and tends to bring some snark to the show. This show is also a video: us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapmanNEW SHIRTS!
December 19, 2019
Stephan Papadakis is a sport compact racing legend. He has a ridiculous amount of trophies and records for fast FWD drag cars, Formula Drift cars driven by Foust and Aasbo, and is now building a 1,000 HP 2020 Toyota Supra engine to show what the platform is capable of!This show is also a video: Want to learn about engines? Watch Steph's channel! Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @stephpapadakis NEW SHIRTS! 
December 17, 2019
Derek Powell is an automotive journalist and content creator for Motor Trend. Blake Rong used to write for our websit, then went on to work for Autoweek, Jalopnik, and Road & Track, and now he has a book called "Beautiful Machines." Read Derek's stuff! Blake's book! This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @dereklanepowell @bzrong NEW SHIRTS!
December 12, 2019
Jonathok Klein and Collin Woodard are two successful automotive journalists who work full time in the space - what they share in common is both got their start writing for The Smoking Tire! This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @jonathan_klein IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @collinbwoodard @jonathan_klein NEW SHIRTS!
December 10, 2019
Ed Niedermeyer is the author of 'Ludicrous: the Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors," a new book which discusses the EV carmaker's history, business and manufacturing practices, its contributions to the automotive community, and its founder, Elon Musk. Ed was the editor of The Truth About Cars, where he provided similar analysis about other brands. Buy his book! the show: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @tweetermeyerIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman 
December 5, 2019
Chris Harris is a legend in the automotive world. Journalist, racer, he's worked for many a publication and is currently a host on Top Gear UK, the most popular car show in the world. Watch the show! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @harrismonkeyIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @harrismonkey NEW SHIRTS!
December 3, 2019
Travis Okulski, Kyle Kinard, and Mack Hogan in studio representing Road & Track! We'll get the 'editor's defense' of the Veloster N as PCOTY, talk Mustang Mach-E, and about APEX: The Secret Race Across America!https://www.roadandtrack.comThis show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @tokulski @kjkinard @macklinhogan  NEW SHIRTS!
November 28, 2019
Mr JWW, James William Walker, is a British YouTuber and exotic car aficionado. Covering the world of sports cars from the other side of the pond, racing and vlogging, JWW has found much success in a very short period of time. Watch the show! : us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mrjwwIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @mrjww NEW SHIRTS! Like cars in your ears? Check out our podcast!
November 26, 2019
Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez is a YouTuber who rose to fame buying run-down coolness (Bentleys, Mercedes, Supra, Lamborghinis) and showing people that YOU can repair them, and even mod them. Most recently he's revived an orange Lamborghini Murcielago that was used in "The Fate and the Furious" (the 8th installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise). WATCH the show! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @therealtavarish NEW SHIRTS!
November 21, 2019
Amber Blonigan has an impressive story. She's the owner and founder of GI Automotive Group, a shop that specializes in the maintenance and modification of exotic cars. Launching the company with only $30,000 in the bank, it has grown it into a premier shop for McLarens, Lamborghinis, Porsche, and Ferraris. Check out GI Automotive: Read her story: the show: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
November 19, 2019
Lyn Woodward is an automotive journalist at Kelley Blue Book and on the KBB YouTube Channel. She recently competed the Rebelle Rally, the first women’s off-road navigation rally in the United States. Find her work here: Watch the show! Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @lyn_woodward NEW SHIRTS! 
November 14, 2019
LS swap your wardrobe with our new shirt! this show Matt and Zack talk about the Model 3 press car, autonomous driving experiences, 600HP BMWs, and answer all your questions!  Watch the show: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman 
November 12, 2019
Ben Preston is an automotive journalist who has written for Hagerty, Road & Track, The/DRIVE, and Jalopnik. the show! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @benjamachineIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @bennynewsman
November 7, 2019
Carlo Lago is a friend, excellent driver, and the Feature Content Manager at You can see his work on their youtube channel or at the audio-only version of this show wherever you get podcasts (iTunes, Googleplay, etc) or get it from our source page: This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @carloslago6  NEW SHIRTS!
November 5, 2019
Tod Mesirow has produced just about every automotive TV show of the last 20 years. Monster Garage, Overhaulin', Top Gear, Wheeler Dealers, and more. He's now the producer of Consumer 101, a show that provides exceptional information about the tech, function, and character of cars. show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @tmezz NEW SHIRTS!
October 31, 2019
Anthony Partridge is a a fabricator and host on Goblin Works Garage, a show that airs on Discovery, where they build wild cars and bikes.Check out their show! show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @iammrpartridge @helenstanleyofficialNEW SHIRTS!   
October 29, 2019
Brad Silnutzer and Joey Orton are the writers, directors, choreographers, and stars of 'The Fast and The Furious Musical Parody,' which just completed its fourth sold-out show in LA. Brad's background is in television and sketch comedy, and Joey's is in songwriting. The musical is hilarious, the "Team America" of F&F parodies. This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @joeyisokay @bradlivesdreams NEW SHIRTS!
October 28, 2019
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October 24, 2019
Tommy Kendall is an American race car driver and television broadcaster. He has raced in NASCAR, Le Mans, GT cars, and even the Bathhurst 1000. He is best known for his IMSA GT Championship and SCCA Trans-Am Series career.  - Use code "smoke20" for 20% off at - Use code "smokingtire" at https://www.racechips.usFollow his show, The Torque Show! show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @tommykendal11IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  @tommykendal11 NEW SHIRTS!
October 22, 2019
Matt heads up to Santa Rosa, CA with Opie, for a memorial for Chef Carl put on by Guy Fieri. During the weekend, we decided to cruise down to the famous Marhshall Store to get some Point Reyes Oysters. We talk Tesla, Opie's fear of being a passenger, driving down PCH, old cars on the side of the road, and more! More from the Opie Radio Podcast here! podcast is available as a video! Get it at:
October 17, 2019
Justin Bell is a racing driver, producer, and host of The Torque Show. He won the  1997 FIA GT2 Championship, the 1998 24 Hours of Le Mans' GT2 class, and raced for Saab, Peugeot, Porsche, BMW, Dodge and General Motors. He. Can. Drive.Find Justin's show here: the show! Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @justinbelltv NEW SHIRTS!
October 15, 2019
What is Lamborghini Fest? What was there?  Matt is back from the 2019 Lamborghini Fest, picked has a the new Porsche Boxster Spyder, and we get some interesting Q&A. This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
October 10, 2019
Matt has been driving the BMW i8 Roadster and it's been "interesting". We talk about performance hybrids, the hamstringer i3, why Miatas should lose 1000lbs, and answer a lot of questions! This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
October 8, 2019
Chris Porter is a hilarious stand-up comedian who has appeared all over TV including Last Comic Standing. His special "Ugly And Angry" on Amazon Prime is one of my favorites of all time, and we just caught his newer one, "The Man From Kansas" on iTunes and it's amazing.Watch his specials on Amazon: This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @iamchrisporterIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @iamchrisporter NEW SHIRTS! 
October 3, 2019
Aimee Shackleford and Johnny Valencia are the minds behind some of the coolest events and most popular rallies. As automotive event organizers, if there are crwods and supercars there, they probably have a hand in it. They're here to talk about what goes into planning an event, why Miatas are a nice break from R8s, and more. If you're wondering how to get into the automotive industry, this is a good listen. show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @petrolgirl @southerngermanation  NEW SHIRTS!
October 2, 2019
We're back from 2 weeks of traveling and there's a lot to talk about. Matt went to Germany and then met up with Zack at Road & Track's "Performance Car of the Year" showdown, where they drove over a dozen cars,  from a Mazda to a McLaren. And Vinny Russo bought a new old car! READ RT! https://www.roadandtrack.comThis show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @roadandtrack @vinnyrusso1 NEW SHIRTS!
September 24, 2019
Our good friend Chef Carl Ruiz of The Food Network, La Cubana NYC Restaurant, the Opie Radio Podcast and countless other ventures, suddenly passed away over the weekend. While we are all reeling from his death, I want to take the opportunity to celebrate Carl's amazing appearance on our other show, Watch & Listen. This episode focuses on Carl's general philosophy on watches, which I later titled, "Carl Ruins Everything." And it's the best primer on watches for someone who loves, or who hates watches. This episode is available as a video - get it at: check out his other two appearancesTST Podcast #441: Opie Hughes & Carl Ruiz & Listen Podcast #35: History of Rolex With Carl Ruiz will miss Carl very dearly, talk about him often, and remember the lessons of his life. RIP Chef Carl Ruiz 1975-2019 #ruizingforver
September 19, 2019
Bozi Tatarevic has an amazing life, and life story. He is a crew chief, mechanic, dealer, tuner, flipper, fixer, racecraft specialist, and automotive twitter philosopher. He has written for Jalopnik, R&T, and Hagerty. And how he got there is amazing. Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @hoonableIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @thebozi WATCH the show: NEW SHIRTS!
September 17, 2019
Andrew Collins is the Reviews Editor for, and their resident off-road/truck expert. Read Andrew's articles here: This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @andrewatlarge  NEW SHIRTS! 
September 12, 2019
Matt has a Ferrari 812 Superfast, Zack is back from driving on an aircraft carrier, and Vinny is selling a car. PLUS, lot's of your questions! This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
September 10, 2019
Jeff Zwart is an award-winning photographer, cinematographer, and the Second Unit Director (that means the car stuff) for the new film 'The Art of Racing in the Rain." Jennifer Nicole is one of our oldest "car" friends, going way back to the early Bullrun days. A proper enthusiast herself with multiple Porsche's (including an Emory-powered 356 semi-daily driver), Jen runs the Porsche Experience Center her in Los Angeles.Check out the Porsche Exp Center: This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @zwart @gijen   NEW SHIRTS!
September 5, 2019
Jonny Lieberman is a senior editor at Motor Trend, and the host of Head2Head on Motor Trend TV. He just returned from the Pebble Beach Concours, and certainly has stories. Watch this show! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mt_lovermanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jonnyliebermanNEW SHIRTS!
September 3, 2019
Jonny Lieberman is a senior editor at Motor Trend, and the host of Head2Head on Motor Trend TV. He just returned from the Pebble Beach Concours, and certainly has stories.  Watch the show!
August 29, 2019
Russell Carr has been the Head of Vehicle Design for Lotus since 2014, but before that, he designed the 2000 model year facelift for the Esprit as well! He designed the Evora, the more recent variants of which are among our favorite cars on the market today, and the new 2,000 HP Evija Hypercar.Watch the show!Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
August 27, 2019
DoctaM3 (Cody) is a real doctor, YouTuber, traveler, broadcaster, and hardcore Lamborghini enthusiast. Today begins Monterey Car Week, so we're talking about all that goodness and the state of LA car culture after this weekend's shows!Check out Cody's channel! the show! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @doctam3IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @doctam3NEW SHIRTS!
August 22, 2019
Mike Burroughs is a fabricator who made his name with his company, Stanceworks, building incredible cars out of rusy shells, often using the rust in the aesthetic. His wide-body BMW went viral after SEMA. Now he has a new company, ProtoMachine. This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS! 
August 20, 2019
Kyle Connor drove his Tesla Model 3 long range from New York to Redondo Beach in a record-setting 48 hours 10 min. He holds the record for the fastest trans-continental drive in an electric car on the original Cannonball Route. WATCH the show! : Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @virtualkyle NEW SHIRTS! 
August 15, 2019
Peter Blaber is the CEO of Add Armor, a company that can add defense systems to just about any car. Whether it's bulletproof glass and doors, to pepper spray and sound canons, we got into what makes material so strong, when you would need it, and which cars are the most difficult to modify. @thesmokingtire, @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman Watch the show!
August 13, 2019
RADWOOD is arguably the greatest car show of our time and Art and Lane are two of the founding members of the event. RADWOOD features cars from the 80s and 90s, but it's more than that. It's a costume show, there's music from the 80s and 90s, old school skateboarding, and a sense of humor about it. It's growing every year, internationally. If you haven't been, go. @thesmokingtire, @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman @art.sees @laneskelton Watch the show:
August 8, 2019
Tiston Eaton is a multi-talented artist. He once designed a crazy wrap for Matt's Mini Cooper. Before that he was a graffiti artist. And since then he has designed toys and graphics for famous companies like Kid Robot, sold paintings and been hired to create amazing mural work. See Triston's amazing work here: T: @thesmokingtire, @zackklapman @tristaneatonIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman @tristaneaton WATCH the show!  
August 6, 2019
Scott Pruett is a racing legend who has won in some of the fastest cars ever. He's raced in Indy Car, NASCAR, prototypes, Sports Cars, and IMSA. If anyone is a driver and racer, he is.  Read all about Scott: Scott's wine: @thesmokingtire, @zackklapman @scottpruett01IG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman @scottpruett01 WATCH the show!  
August 1, 2019
Justin Peck is an off-road racer, public speaker, and mental health advocate. He talks to us about racing, crashing, one-armed fist fights, Baja, crosskarts, and how his battle with bipolar disorder had a hand in his career. this show: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @justinpeck49IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @justinpeck49 New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst 
July 30, 2019
Elana Scherr is one of our favorite people, and a car nut to the core. She's built engines, fixed cars, daily drove a classic Challenger, buys weird trucks, written for Hot Rod, ran Roadkill Magazine, and now writes for Hargerty. She joins Matt during the launch of the new C8 Corvette, so they discuss the leaked photos and info, along with drag racing, European muscle cars, and of course, Q&A.  Read Elana's work: this show: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @challengeherIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @challengeher New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst
July 25, 2019
Travis Okulski is Editor in Chief of Road and Track, and Kyle Kinard works for him. Travis tells us about driving a McLaren F1 race car, special BMWs, and what we think of the new Corvette C8. Kyle tells us about the time he rolled a truck!  This show is also a video: us!Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @tokulski @kjkinardIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @tokulski @kjkinardNEW SHIRTS!
July 23, 2019
It's a TST show! Zack is back from Morocco, where the food is good and the cops are friendly, and Matt tells us what it's like driving a SHERP over EVERYTHING. Plus, we answer TONS of questions!Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
July 18, 2019
 Betim Berish is the co-founder of BBI Autosport, which specializes in building high-performance Porsches for the street and track. They just broke the Pikes Peak Hillclimb Record for the Time Attack class, by a massive 14 seconds. Betim is here to tell us how it all came about. Watch them build the car in only 22 days! Watch the podcast! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @bbiautosport @betim.berisha New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst
July 16, 2019
Ryan Zumallen is a long-time automotive journalist. He is the author of the book, "Slow car Fast", available for pre-order at us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @zoomy575mIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @zoomy575m New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstWatch this show!
July 11, 2019
If it's 2-wheeled adventures, these two have probably done it. Chris Cantle is a long-time automotive and motorcycle journalist, friend, and Editor in Chief of Motorcyclist Magazine. More on that in the show. Justin Dawes is a staff writer at Cycle World.  Read Justin's stuff! the show on YouTube: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @chriscantle IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @justindawes  NEW SHIRTS! Like cars in your ears? Check out our podcast!
July 8, 2019
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June 27, 2019
Aaron Robinson is the Editor-at-Large of Hagerty Magazine, the beautiful bi-monthly publication available to Hagerty 'Drive Club' members. Lyn Woodward is a journalist and presenter for Kelley Blue Book. These two went to the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy invasion and brought home a Willys Jeep! We also talk about the "original" Safari cars, and Matt reviews the Amazon Prime movie "Framing John Delorean" This podcast is available as a video! Get it at: us! @TheSmokingTire; @ZackKlapmanFollow Them! @AirRobinson; @Lyn__Woodward
June 25, 2019
Michael Harley is the executive editor of Kelley Blue Book's car review division. In the past he has written reviews for Autoblog, Autobytel, AutoWeek, and many more. We discuss the new Bentley GTC, Aston Martin, Turbo vs. NA Porsche's on track, the Huracan Evo Matt has been driving, and the Vintage Electric bikes in the TST Garage! Get our shirts at: us! @TheSmokingTire  @ZackKlapman  @MichaelHarleyThis episode is available as a video! Get it at:
June 20, 2019
Lyn Woodward is an automotive journalist that has written for all the big mags, traveled the world, and has an amazing story about off-roading. She currently reviews cars for Kelley Blue Book's YouTube channel. Check out Lyn's work on the KBB YouTube Channel: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @lyn_woodwardIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS! the video version of this podcast on our YouTube Channel here:
June 18, 2019
Dan Neil is a well of knowlede and ridiculous stories, and this show isn't one to miss. He pays the bills writing about cars for the Wall Street Journal. He's also the only person to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Automotive criticism, and he once co-hosted a TV show on SPEED, with Matt! Topics go ALL over the place: Why 2,000HP electric cars aren't about selling cars, getting scared while riding with Keanu Reeves, Tesla vs Porsche, racing driving licenses, bespoke off-roaders, weird gangster Cadillacs, questionable rocket ships, space travel, and more. Read Dan's stuff here. Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS! this show!:
June 13, 2019
Ever wondered how cars get into FORZA? Justin Osmer manages FORZA's partnerships of all kinds, from tires to car companies to media companies to LEGO. He's here to talk about FORZA Horizon 4's new LEGO pack, which lets you drive LEGO versions of your favorite cars (ahem, Ferrari F40) in the Horizon world, AND drive regular cars in their LEGO world. Sounds good to us. Other topics include pickup trucks, race tracks, and Q&A with the fans. Learn about the LEGO pack here: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst Watch this show on YT:
June 11, 2019
 Kristen Lee is a staff writer at Jalopnik, an owner of a C36 AMG, and a co-host of /DRIVE on NBC Sports. She's written for a variety of other magazines, and pulls no punches when it comes to criticizing the industry, be it individuals or companies. You can find all her work at https://www.jalopnik.comT: @thesmokingtire, @zackklapman @kristenleeIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman @kristenleeeeeeeeNew Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstWatch the show on YT: 
June 6, 2019
 Matt is back from his Italian honeymoon and has stories about cheeses, wine, Alfa rental cars, and cats that killed Caesar. Zack drove a GT500, a supercharged RAV4, and met the police.  Then they talk about car news, the BMW Mustang, and answer lots of buyer questions.  This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
May 30, 2019
Alex Roy is a brilliant, hilarious, exccentric fixture in the automotive world. He is a an expert in autonomous cars, and broke several long-distance driving records including shortest drive time from NY to LA, and shortest drive time from LA to NY in a Tesla Model S. He has been writing almost exclusively about autonomous vehicles for TheDRIVE, and recently took a position at ARGO AI. HOWEVER, despite his current employer he is also the found of The Human Driving Association, which will lobby to defend our right to pilot our cars. Click the links to read more about him. show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @alexroy144IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @alexroy144NEW SHIRTS!
May 28, 2019
Jonny Lieberman and Jethro Bovingdon are long-standing auto journalists and the hosts of Motor Trend's "Head 2 Head". They travel the world driving the best cars on Earth. This show is also a video! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mt_loverman @jethrobovingdonIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jonnylieberman @jethrobovingdonNEW SHIRTS!
May 23, 2019
Jonathan Ward is a visionary, builder, and tinkerer. He helms ICON, legendary builders of bespoke 4x4s and fascinating restorations. He married a Rolls Royce and a CTS-V. He puts airplane visors in trucks. And all of it works flawlessy, and looks perfect. He's a perfectionist of all things material and quality.  This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS! 
May 21, 2019
Carlos Lago is a long-time journalist and very fast driver, who is good at the oversteers. He drove the new Supra, and has a lot of thoughts. He's currently the Manager of Editorial Content at Edmunds.NEW SHIRTS!: show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @carloslagoIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @carloslago6 
May 16, 2019
It's a TST crew show. Matt and Zack debate the merits of the new (and old) Supra, talk about where it fits in the market, and why it isn't an LC500. We also discuss off-roading, lake beds, drifting, Zack driving a rare Porsche RSR replica, and answer a TON of questions.  This show is a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
May 14, 2019
Jon Guzik has written about cars and everything else, for a long time. He talks to us about wearing a suit at a home office, crazy press launches, and his new company, Borrow, which arranges short-term leases of EVs at the click of a button. Watch the show! 
May 7, 2019
EVERYONE is in this one. Matt is at the Supra launch and sits at the bar with: Savage Geese (Mark), Engineering Explained (Jason Fenske), Paul and Todd of Everyday Driver, Jalopnik EIC Patrick George, and Jim Resnick. Follow them, watch them, and enjoy.  Follow everyone!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @jimresnick1 @jasonfenske13 @bypatrickgeorge @EverydayDriverIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @everydaydriver @patrickegeorge NEW SHIRTS! WATCH EVERYONE
May 3, 2019
Alan Macey thinks about cars differently than we do. After graduating from Art Center of Pasadena (arguably the best school for automotive design in the world), he interned at VW, and then worked as a designer at Jeep. He sees cars differently than us. We see a panel gap, and he knows why it's that size. He understands the constraints designers have when they design a new car. He also created the Manual Gearbox Preservation Society ( links below).   We talk about design, Bugatti, VW, challenges of selling a new car, and then we get into a DEEP conversation about AI, the future of car ownership, and argue about how soon it will all arrive.   It's a good listen. New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @amacey3000IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman WATCH this show:
April 30, 2019
We're back from Matt's wedding! We talk about the wedding, Thad is here from Dubai, Matt's wife joins us and tells us hilarious things about him, toilet paper mishaps, and we answer your questions. This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
April 12, 2019
Marco Gerace is the second-generation owner of TLG Auto in North Hollywood, specializing in air-cooled Porsches. Also, Matt drove a Manual-Transmission Ferrari 430 Scuderia and the Acura RDXCheck out TLG Auto: Watch this show on YouTube! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS! 
April 9, 2019
Vaughn Gittin Jr is a Formula D and D1 champion, and one of the funnest people around. He won his first Formula Drift title in 2010, and has more tandem battle victories than any other driver in 10 years of Formula Drift history.In 2005, he became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix, and took the title for USA in the 2007 World Championship. Watch this show on YouTube! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @VaughnGittinJrIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @vaughngittinjr New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst  
April 4, 2019
Brett Berk's fascinating story has landed him pretty  high up the automotive journalist food chain. He only has to drive the finest cars, he (admits) he isn't that fast on a track, and when it all began, he was a school teacher. He is a great example of someone who arrived at a job by taking a different path than most of us, and can now say he's written for some of the biggest publications on Earth. This was a great, illuminating, hilarious show.  Find all of Brett's work here: the show on YouTube: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @therealbrettberkNew Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tst  
April 2, 2019
New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstThis podcast included lots of great DIY advice, hilarious stories from Larry and Matt's high school days, and a serious look at a side of the detailing industry that no one was talking about. Larry Kosilla, Kevin Brown, and Derek Bemis, are 3 of the best car detailers in the world, full stop. They've detailed cars that cost 8 figures, build their own tools, and developed their own compounds. They are passionate and knowledgable about cars. This show should not be missed.Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @ammonyc @detail_werks Larry's AMMONYC:'s Buff Daddy:'s Detail Werks: Watch this show on YouTube:
March 28, 2019
New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstRich Fricke is the VP and Sr Project Manager for Charles Licha Construction, overseeing operations on projects ranging in size from several hundred thousand dollars to $25,000,000.00. He's in charge of building Matt's new business, West Side Collector Car Storage.Watch the video version: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman
March 26, 2019
New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstCarlos Lago is a host and Manager of Feature Content at Edmunds, and former host of Motor Trend's "Ignition" and "Daily Fix". He's a fast driver and a good human. Watch his ZR1 vs GT3 vid: his things: the show on YouTube: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @carloslagoIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @carloslago6 
March 21, 2019
Paul Schmucker and Todd Deeken are the host of the YouTube channel, Everyday Driver, where they argue with each other about most things. They have been in the car channel game for a long, long time, do excellent comparisons. and they're great people. They've also made several long-form car films, and air some content on Amazon Prime. TNEW SHIRTS: Watch them on Amazon: @thesmokingtire, @zackklapman @everydaydriverIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman@everydaydriverThis show is also a video:
March 19, 2019
Racing simulators are growing in popularity, not only because of the popularity of competitions like iRacing, but as a tool for professional teams to use to train their drivers. They're used by teams in F1, NASCAR, GT, IMSA, and more. One of the guys that's been at the forefront is Chris Considine. He started CXC Simulations, a company that builds custom rigs. They just opened an experience cenver aimed at the individual like you, called Base 51. NEW SHIRTS: Follow Us!T: @thesmokingtire, @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman @base.51  This show is also a video:
March 14, 2019
Matt Hardigree is the former Editor in Chief of Jalopnik. Under his watch the site's audience grew by millions. Now he's the co-creator of "Proving Grounds" on NBC Sports, and a writer/producer on "/DRIVE on NBC Sports".  This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
March 12, 2019
Rob 'Bender' Park is one of the stars of History's 'Truck Night in America!" Earning his nickname from bending trucks on rocks, Bender is a dirt racer, be it bikes, quads, ovals, or King of the Hammers, while building many of his own race vehicles. Watch TNA: show is a video! Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
March 7, 2019
New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstJeff Zwart is a photographer, director, cinematographer, racer, author, and about 10 other things. A legend in the Porsche community, he learned to drive in a Porsche 901, a car now worth over a million dollars. His collection is insane, but not as insane as his stories. us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @zwart This show is also a video:
March 5, 2019
Christian James Hand helps you listen to music in a whole new way. He is the host and creator of "The Session" a radio and live show, breaking down classic rock songs into their individual  master recording tracks to hear songs in a whole new way. Listen to the free Sessions on SoundCloud! New Shirts: https://www.blipshift/com/tstFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  This show is a video: Check out our merch!
February 28, 2019
Mil-Spec Automotive modifies Hummer H1s, tailoring them for the adventurous civilian, off-roader, and overlander. They add various performance and technology parts to make them more capable and comfortable. This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
February 26, 2019
Peter Volny is one of the founders of Scuderia Southwest, a car gathering in Scottsdale, Arizona. Started in 2001 as a basic cars and coffee type gathering, it has grown to be a large gathering held several times a year, where serious metal shows up. The organization helps raise money for charities like Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Club,  the 100 Club, and more. Find out more about the show This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
February 21, 2019
4 years ago we bought a 1994 Lexus LS400 with the goal of getting it to 1 million miles, on the original engine! Today, Matt and Zack fly to Atlanta to drive it the last leg of its Million Mile Journey. This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
February 19, 2019
Travis Okulski is the new (and youngest) Editor in Chief of "Road and Track" Magazine, one of the best and longest-running car mags of all time. With him is Sam Smith, a staff writer and very talented driver who tells us what it's like to drive an F1 car. We talk about classic magazine covers, how magazines and media are changing, and what it's like to drive really crazy shit. Go subscribe to their magazine and be a better person at cars! www.roadandtrack.comThis show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @tokulski @thesamsmithIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @tokulski @thatsamsmith Check out our merch!
February 14, 2019
Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez likes to buy cars that should be junked, and rebuild them. Or turbo them. He rebuilt a twin-turbo Lambo, and most recently, bought a Ferrari 355 Spyder that had CAUGHT ON FIRE, and is going to turn it into a coupe. He's a mad man in the best way, inspiring you to wrench. And now he has a new channel, with his friend, Andrew Howell, call Wrench Every Day/This show is a video! Us!T: @thesmokingtire, @zackklapmanIG: @thesmokingtire, @fakezackklapman @therealtavarish @heavymetalflBuy shirts to support TST! out their shows!
February 12, 2019
Sam Nalven has been the man behind the lens of some of the most popular drifting videos on Earth, including Vaughn Gittin's amazing drift of the Nurburgring. He's the Director of Production at Race Service, a media/brand company, which produces drifting and build videos with Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg.'s also a co-host on the Maximum Drift Cast Podcast, truly the most informative podcast about drifting, featuring top drivers, builders, and event organizers. Watch the show!: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @driftidiotNEW SHIRTS! cars in your ears? Check out our podcast!
February 7, 2019
Speedkore builds some of the craziest pro-touring cars on Earth, and that's saying something. They built a Challenger body out of carbon-fiber. Their 1970 Charger, "Tantrum" has a carbon front end and over 1500HP. Today, Matt sits down with the VP of SpeedKore, David Salvaggio.This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
February 5, 2019
Donnie Callaway has been obsessed with Italian cars his whole life. So much so that when people want a complete restoration of their vintage Italian car, they turn to him. Donnie’s YouTube Channel: show is a video: NEW SHIRTS! Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @ferrari_1966    
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