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    
January 31, 2019
Christian James Hand has lived an amazing life in music, from touring with members of Wu Tang Clan, to his current gig where he deconstructs the greatest songs of the last 70 years, instrument by instrument, and explains why all those ingredients are so important. This episode is a little different, but music and cars go hand-in-hand.  Joining him is our mutual friend, precision driver, brilliantly angry auto journalist, and owner of excellent cars, Jason Cammisa, who has some important points on the new NSX.This show is a video, with assets paired to the conversation: about the show:’s Show Dates: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @kingtrut @jasoncammisaNEW SHIRTS!
January 29, 2019
Jonny and Jethro are the hosts of Motor Trend's "Head 2 Head", where they drive and compare all of the fastest and coolest cars around. ****DISCLAIMER: When we recorded this show, our WireCast software took a digital dump. This audio comes from a backup recording that was recorded on an iPhone, and started 15 minutes in. We apologize for the audio quality. The issue has since been fixed. **** This show is a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mtloverman @jonnyliebermanIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jonnylieberman @jethrobovindon NEW SHIRTS! Like cars in your ears? Check out our podcast!
January 24, 2019
Patrick Long has the job we all want. He is the only American employed by Porsche as a factory racingdriver. He's a racer, coach to the young driver's academy, the founder of one of the coolest car gatherings - Luftgehult - and gets to drive some of the most historic race cars in Porsche's story (917, 962, etc). He's a nice guy, a fast driver, and has driven some of the coolest cars on Earth. And as always, lots of fan Q&A!This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @plongmotosport NEW SHIRTS! 
January 22, 2019
Ben Abrams is the co-founder of eGarage, a media company that uses beautiful cinematography to tell interesting automotive stories. He also has one of the coolest and most interesting car collections of anyone we've met, with a stable that includes Ford GT, Lamborghini LM002, Defender 90, Porsche 356, Carrera GT, and more. We talk to him about content creation, parking your car in your house, and what it's like to daily a Lamborghini SUV. Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @egarage @withinben NEW SHIRTS! eGarage This show is also a video, with assets paired to the discussion:
January 17, 2019
Photographer of everything cool, Larry Chen,  and co-owner of 1552 Wheels, Matt Crooke, are here to talk about a charity project that we are stoked about! Partnering with TST, they went up to Malibu in the early morning to take photos of Matt's Countach in the charred landscape. The goal: Capture amazing photos, make amazing poster, sell poster, give all proceeds benefit the resident relief effort of Malibu. And it turned out even better than we imagined. We all had a poster of a Countach on our bedroom wall, and now you can too, with the knowledge that the money is going to help people whose houses were destroyed by the horrible fire the area suffered in 2018.  Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @larry_chen_foto @mattcrookeWATCH AUTO FOCUS:’s BEST PHOTO (PRINTS FOR SALE): SHIRTS! show is also a video:
January 15, 2019
We do a deep dive into the new CA 95db law thanks to the investigative work of Ezekiel Wheeler. What is it? How much is a ticket? How do police measure your car? How do you fight it?We also talk about Aston Martins, Hellcats, what weird car Brian is importing to Canada, and handle a lot of buying advice in the fan Q&A. Brian Makse is a racing driver, YouTuber and auotmotive journalist. Ezekiel is an Art Center Graduate and automotive events organizer.This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @brian makse @ac_ezekielNEW SHIRTS!
January 10, 2019
This guy is car TV royalty in our book.Chris Jacobs was the host of Velocity's "OVERHAULIN", a show that ran for a decade, where a team (led by Chip Foose) took people's unfinished project cars and brought them back to life. He's now a commentator at the Barrett Jackson auctions, which airs on Motor Trend TV! We talk about muscle cars, pro touring, auction trends, and of course, do fan Q&A!This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @ChrisJacobsIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @chrisjacobs70 NEW SHIRTS!  
January 8, 2019
Spike is the host of "Spike's Car Radio", creator of the TV show, "Car Matchmaker", a collector of fine Porsches and watches, and a former writer on "Seinfeld." show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @spikeferestenIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @spikeferestenNEW SHIRTS!
January 3, 2019
It's a TST Crew show! Matt and Zack catch up on what they've been driving, drifting, breaking, and fixing. Matt just did a road trip in the new Lexus LX570, and drove the new controversial Lamborghini Urus. Zack fixed his M3 and took it drifting. Lots of fan Q&A, and guess which Xmas car trend Matt hates? This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman NEW SHIRTS!
January 1, 2019
Richard Porter is one of the greatest minds behind 2 of the greatest automotive shows ever: BBC's "Top Gear",  and "The Grand Tour". He knows cars and jokes. Just listen.  This show is also a video: Richard's work: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!  
December 27, 2018
If you like cars, you need to know about Classic Car Club Manhattan. In a city where parking is expensive and private cars rare, CCC created a club where you can rent awesome cars that enthusiasts love. They've had McLarens, Porsches, old Bronco's and Corvettes, classic sports cars, race cars, and exotics. They basically assembled a dream garage of cars that members can take out and enjoy. It's brilliant, and their wealth of knowledge about car reliability and markets is almost unmatched. This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @cccmanhattan @michael_prichinello @zac_moseley IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @cccmanhattan @michael_prichinello @zac_moseley  NEW SHIRTS!
December 20, 2018
Mike Musto is the host of 'The House of Muscle", a former host of /DRIVE, and lover of all classic automobiles. He has a cool, eclectic collection of cars, from a Wagoneer to a '68 Dodge Charger to a Porsche 928S. He joins us to talk about his Porsche, the crazy prices of new cars, the joys of owner older metal, and Rad Wood. SHIRTS! show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @MDMustoIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @mike_musto     
December 18, 2018
Blake Hutchison is the founder of the 1/2 mile racing event WANNA GO FAST. He and Matt discuss the popularity of this new form of racing, the relevancy of the 1/4 mile, and which cars tend to be the fastest. Is it about horsepower? Drag? Weight? Find out how it started and why it's so popular. **Ads were recorded on a cell phone while Matt was trying to vacation. Sorry!** show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @_wannagofast_ NEW SHIRTS! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  NEW SHIRTS!
December 13, 2018
Cody Miles is a driver in the Global Time Attack series with a rare setup: a Subaru STI with air suspension. We sat down to talk about his career, his car, and a lot more. Watch Cody's car in action here: NEW SHIRTS! This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @sidewaysandsmiling (Cody)  
December 11, 2018
Mike Spinelli has had some of the best jobs in automotive  journalism: a founder of Jalopnik, former editor of 0-60 Magazine, talking head on /DRIVE on NBCSports, and host of several shows on YouTube's /DRIVE Network. He knows -and has seen- a lot. This show is also a video: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @mikespinIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @mikespin Check out our merch!
December 6, 2018
Gale Banks is the founder and CEO of Banks Power, the leading company in performance modifications for diesel engines. He has an amazing history, from building a twin-charged semi truck for Pikes Peak, to jet boat engines for New Zealand, to government contracts. When it comes to engine tuning, gas or diesel, he is one of our most knowledgeable guests. This show is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman  Check out our merch!
December 4, 2018
Sam Smith is a writer for Road & Track magazine and an accomplished vintage racer. He's driven some unique cars, including IndyCars from almost every decade, and retired F1 cars. He drove down in his Integra Type-R to talk about it all. Read Sam's work: show is a video! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @thatsamsmithIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @thatsamsmithCheck out our merch!
November 29, 2018
Ryan Phinny is an IndyCar driver, kart racer, and motorcycle enthusiast. He joins us to talk about how he worked his way from tech to race car driver, why karting is so important, and his new motorcycle venture.  This show is also a video with visual assets paired to the conversation: Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @ryanphinnyIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @ryanphinny Check out our merch! 
November 27, 2018
Hannah Elliott is an automotive journalist who covers reviews and news for Bloomberg. Magnus Walker is a famous automotive personality known for his custom vintage Porsches.Check out Hannah's articles: Magnus is here: show is also a video, with visual assets paired to the conversation: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @hannahelliottxo @magnuswalkerIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @hannahelliottxo @magnuswalkerCheck out our merch!  
November 20, 2018
Betim Berisha is the CEO of BBI Autosport, a world-reknowned builder of extremely fast Porsches. From street tunes to race cars to one-off custom builds, he has done it all. On this episode he talks about how he got here, the struggles of a business, battery fires, and shows us his latest crazy project.  This show is also a video: out BBI's work: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @bbiautosport Check out our merch!
November 15, 2018
Michael Dweck is the director of the feature film, "The Last Race", a movie about the last oval track on Long Island, and the battle between those that want to keep racing and those that want to develop the property. Premiers Friday, Nov. 16. From it's FB page: " An intimate portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of passionate blue-collar drivers that call it home, struggling to hold on to an American racing tradition as real estate development threatens its survival."Watch the Trailer: a Theater to watch it: https://www.thelastracethefilm.comThis podcast is also a video: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @michaeldweckIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @michaeldweckstudioCheck out our merch!
November 13, 2018
It took a long time, but we finally got him to talk about how it all came to be. Brian Scotto is the creative director of Hoonigan, but he's much more than that. He's been the driving force and creative mind behind all of the Gymkhana videos; the craziest, coolest, most viral automotive content ever put online. Before that he ran the excellent magazine, 0-60, and "Donk, Box, and Bubble". He's wrenched, raced, and written his way up to become one of the most important minds and voices of car enthusiasts worldwide, encouraging everyone to have more fun witht their cars. Watch the making of the upcoming Gymkhana 10 on Amazon Prime, premiering Friday, November 16th.  This show is also a video:  Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @brianscotto @thehoonigansIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @brianscotto @thehoonigans Check out our merch!
November 8, 2018
Jason Cammisa is the former co-host of the mega-popular online  Motor Trend show, "HEAD2HEAD", and young veteran of the automotive world, having written for Road&Track, Automobile, and Motor Trend. He owns several awesome "enthusiast" cars and has a lot of wisdom. We also do a very long Q&A sessions with the fans. This show is also a video, with clips and photos paired to the discussion: us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @jasoncammisaIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @jasoncammisa Check out our merch! 
November 6, 2018
Tim Neely is a man with a very cool collection of weird, fun cars. He's knowedgable, he's owned good cars, bad cars, and now he talks about them on his YouTube channel, Tim's Enthusiast Garage. Other topics include Safari 911s, what the best S2000 is, engine swaps, what to buy for motorcycle towing, and a ton more.  Watch Tim's Channel: show is available as a video! us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @timsenthusiastgarageIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @timsenthusiastgarage Check out our merch!
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