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Socks are the new Tie: Heel Tread
33:04I don’t know how many times I’ve been getting ready for a presentation, and someone has leaned over to me in a conference room and said, ”isn’t that the GTI plaid?” or “where did you get those socks?” because let’s face it, socks… are the new tie! **EXCLUSIVE PROMO CODE WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!** Portugal based Heel Tread is a unique brand of socks that draws its inspiration from Motorsports (and Aircraft). Their collection pays tribute to some of the world's most renowned automotive icons. And with us is Gonçalo Henriques “head of Sock Affairs” at Heel Tread to talk to us about one of our favorite fashionista accessories, socks!
The Mint 400
59:55The Mint 400 is the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America, held each year in the treacherous foothills of Sin City. The multi-day event features a massive vehicle parade down the world famous Las Vegas Strip, a two day festival on historic Fremont Street, and two days of grueling off-road racing on a desolate and punishing 400-mile race course. Off-road and recreational enthusiasts come to watch 500 race teams in 50+ classes from 25 different states and 15 different countries go door-to-door! Co-host tonight is GTM’er and Veteran Offroader David ‘Drew’ Andrews who you might recall from our “All the Torquems” and “Jesus Take the Wheel” episodes -- and joining us is Matt Martelli - Marketing Director for the Mint 400 to tell us about “The Great American Off-Road Race” !
Robb Holland + Rotek Racing
1:21:37Robb Holland, a former pro cyclist who became the revelation of the SPEED World Challenge in the early 2000s. In 2012 Robb rebounded from the late demise of the Volvo factory C30 Touring Car program by becoming the first American in almost 40 years to race in the British Touring Car Championships (BTCC). When he isn’t racing, he spends his time at tracks around the world, working as a personal driving instructor as well as for groups like Lamborghini, Audi Club of America, and 3Zero3 Motorsports. Robb is the managing partner of ROTEK RACING which is based at the legendary Nürburgring. Robb is also known for his “Grocery Getter” series on Jalopnik, technical writing in Grassroots Motorsports, and race reporting on SPEEDtv.com. Currently you can find him racing SRO World Challenge powered by AWS in the GT America series driving the Ford Mustang GT4, as the only American car in the paddock.
1:18:57Bavarian Motor Works (or in the native tongue: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG) commonly referred to as BMW is a German multinational corporation which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. Founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines - BMW is now one of the most common “track cars” you’ll see on any given weekend. But how did we get to this point? We’ve hinted on so many previous Break/Fix episodes that we were going to have a proper BMW chat, and this is that episode! Joining us for a low-key fireside chat on BMWs, is Donovan Lara CEO of GarageRiot and BMW aficionado, as well as returning guest James Clay President of BIMMERWORLD to unpack the world of BMWs for us.
The Drive Thru #15 - October ‘21 - Yes! But what does it smell like?
2:20:25The Drive Thru is our monthly recap where we've put together a menu of local, racing, electric-vehicle and random car-adjacent news. Tune in for Episode #15 covering October of 2021 with special guest host Donovan Lara from GarageRiot. Just some of the topics we covered this month: Showcase Brand: JAPANESE & JDMs Wait? Wasn't the CIVIC discontinued? + the Integra! Porsche’s latest “air cooled model” Veyron vs Chiron for the Hypercar Crown! Back to the Future: Ken Block + Stig Blomqvist Audi Tribute Videos Driving a 700hp Dodge TRX around the Ring - WTFN! Yes, you can buy Pablo Escobar’s IROC 911 RSR McLaren vs Tesla Plaid California banning gas powered lawn equipment after 2024 Motorsports News: Connecting the dots on Team Andretti, Races scheduled for '22 but not gonna happen, Michael Fassbender "road to Le Mans" Florida Man stories! HPDEjunkie.com Track Day Report and much, much more! Behind the Scenes content, along with video available through www.patreon.com/gtmotorsports. Check out the follow-on article for all the pixs and links to items talked about in this episode: https://www.gtmotorsports.org/b-f-the-drive-thru-15/
Pit Stop: Jesus Take the Wheel (Patreon Special Re-release)
30:13We get even deeper in the mud with Drew in the post-session PITSTOP happy hour! Be sure to check out Drew's Youtube channel! - Remember to check out "All the Torquems" (Part 1 of this episode)! Sit back and enjoy! And remember to Like, Subscribe and support us on Patreon!
1:42:18When you hear the phrases “porsche” and “diesel” in the same sentence, for some of you out there, you might be thinking “Cayenne Diesel” or maybe your mind jumps right to Dieselgate from recent years. And for most of us, our imaginations most likely move right to the sports cars, but! --- what if I told you Porsche actually produced Diesel Tractors? … yep, I had no clue either! - On this episode of Break/Fix we speak with Sal Fanelli, President of Porsche-Diesel USA to talk to us about the lesser known history of such a famous motorsports-icon and brand: Porsche ... and their Tractors!
Eastern Motor Racing Association (EMRA)
1:08:23A little over 50 years ago, a few local car clubs joined together with the vision of building a better place to race in the Northeast. Since then, Eastern Motor Racing Association, better known as EMRA, has grown to become one of the premier sanctioning bodies on the East Coast. EMRA’s wheel to wheel racing series is designed to deliver close, competitive racing for cars of all makes and models. And their goal is to provide top competition without sacrificing any of the enjoyment – EMRA members race hard and always have FUN! With us tonight is Cory Canzone (Chairman and CI) along with Jon Katz the (CIO/CTO) to tell us all about the new and improved EMRA! Be sure to check out the follow-on PITSTOP mini-sode on our Patreon!
The Drive Thru #14 - September ‘21 #becausechips
2:29:48The Drive Thru is our monthly recap where we've put together a menu of local, racing, electric-vehicle and random car-adjacent news. Tune in for Episode #14 covering September of 2021. #becausechips with special guest host Mark Shank from the WSIB: 90's Cars episode. Just some of the topics we covered this month: Showcase Brand: MERCEDES + BMW Ken Block signs with Audi to develop EVs Porsche Mission-R Forget the HP wars, it’s Kilowatt Wars! The INTEGRA! is revealed… and what about the WRX? Rust Valley Restorers - Big Auction? 5 Obsolete Features and The Last Cars To Have Them The Lucid Air is almost here and apparently amazing Tesla patent for laser beam windshield debris removal - LOL! Ever Wonder If You Could Outrun a Police Pursuit? + EV Police Cars! Motorsports News: Verstappen vs Hamilton!, again? Ridiculous Florida Man stories! HPDEjunkie.com Track Day Report and much, much more! Behind the Scenes content, along with video available through www.patreon.com/gtmotorsports. Check out the follow-on article for all the pixs and links to items talked about in this episode: https://www.gtmotorsports.org/b-f-the-drive-thru-14/
Tech Transforms ... Racing! (Crossover)
37:23It’s not uncommon to see IT branding plastered across the side of race cars in many motorsports disciplines, names like AWS, Crowdstrike, SailPoint and others immediately come to mind. But for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Artificial Intelligence the relationship between technology and racing goes far beyond stickers and sponsorship dollars. As a crossover between the Break/Fix and Tech Transforms Podcasts, we want to thank Mark and Carolyn for having us on their show to explore this idea. Tech Transforms: More Than Meets the Eye. Global technology is changing the way we live. Critical government decisions affect the intersection of technology advancement and human needs. This podcast talks to some of the most prominent influencers shaping the landscape to understand how they are leveraging technology to solve complex challenges while also meeting the needs of today's modern world.