The 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/
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The Drive Thru #18 - Winter 21/22 - Party like it’s 99!
2:15:42The 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 #18 covering Winter 21/22 with returning co-host BRAD! Just some of the topics we covered this month: Showcase Brand: What's hot and what's not for 2022. Where will Subaru be in the next 5 years? Zombie cars: Discontinued vehicles that aren't dead yet Top-5 cars to pick up during the used car shortage Stellantis' never lift campaign means even more tire smoke! Marcello Gandini says NO! to the New Lamborghini Countach A 33 year old takes over Bugatti Ford & Chevy News brought to you by AmericanMuscle.com Tesla raises prices again… on all its models Noooo.... DRIVETRIBE IS SHUTTING DOWN! F1 News: Hamilton dethroned 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-18/
Summit Point Motorsports Park
1:08:15Picture it... 2 hours outside of Washington DC in the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia; it's the fall of 1969, the sun is rising over the apple trees … drivers are warming up their vehicles for the first time at… where else?!? Summit Point Raceway, Of course! -- GTM’s home away from home. And with us tonight to talk about the History and Evolution of Summit Point Motorsports Park is Motorsports Director Edwin Paradue.
Uncool Cars - the B-sides (Patreon Special Re-release)
54:59Enjoy this special B-sides "bonus episode" of WSIB - Ugly Cars, where we discuss all sorts of other vehicles that didn't make the original cut. We discuss enthusiasts favorites like: The Plymouth PT Cruiser & Prowler Chevy Citation X11 Isuzu Viacross Pontiac Aztek & Fiero Geo Metro Convertible Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet and many, many more! This is a Patreon Special re-release if you'd like to get access to more content like this without having to wait, be sure to like, subscribe and support us on Patreon.
Collector Part Exchange (CPX)
1:04:07With each passing year, and each generation in the automotive world, more and more cars are becoming collector items. From your grandfather's 1935 Packard, to a ‘63 beetle convertible or iconic ‘80s Ferrari you might have tucked away in your garage…Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a way to make it easier to keep these kinds of vehicles on the road? No matter what, we all want to keep these cars running and looking their best! Enter Chris Bright, co-Founder of the “Collector Part Exchange” (CPX) a new community designed specifically for petrol-heads like us, an easy and fun to use website supporting great businesses that keep this hobby vibrant. Be sure to check out the follow-on PITSTOP minisode on Patreon.
The Drive Thru #17 - December ‘21 - We Would Be Remiss!
1:02:15The 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 #17 where we look back over the year and the EVolution of TESLA! - with special guest hosts: Mark Shank and Donovan Lara returning from GarageRiot. Just some of the topics we covered this month: Showcase Brand: TESLA! Tesla Owners, Say ‘Open Butthole’ and Get a Little Surprise A West Virginia city is taking a Tesla patrol car for a test drive Tesla obtains patent on its wild idea to use lasers as windshield wipers Las Vegas Loop Launches with Tesla Cars, Minus Some Promised Features Tesla plans to open its charging network to other EVs later this year McLaren vs Tesla Plaid 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-17/
Pit Stop: The Compound (Patreon Special Re-release)
43:47We had a great time talking with Nate & Emily about their Volvo 480 but we felt like there was more to unpack, especially about "the Compound", so as an encore to the original episode, we’ve put together this PITSTOP mini-sode based on our post-session happy hour. Sit back, enjoy and remember to like, subscribe and support us on Patreon.
Project Motoring (PMX)
1:06:14A veteran owned company born from a passion for fire safety, Project Motoring, sells it’s own line of American designed racing safety equipment and apparel (PMX), as well as other well known name brands. We offer a variety of quality products to include helmets, helmet shields, intercoms, custom tailored racing suits, racing gloves, racing shoes, seat belts, racing seats, and many more items. Joining us tonight is long time car nut - John R. Caffese, Esq - Founder & CEO of Project Motoring - whose passion for being on track has evolved into trying to make it safe and accessible for everyone. An Attorney, Army Officer, and Volunteer Firefighter off the track, he is a safety steward and MSF level 2 certified instructor with several organizations on the track. This passion for fire safety has expanded to all types of racing equipment, resulting in the formation of Project Motoring.
Car Culture Delivered: Petrol Box
18:53Each box contains hand-picked items including: Tools, Wearables, Garage gear, Detailing supplies, Magazines, Collectibles, and Coupons... woah! who are we talking about, you ask? Tonight we’re joined by Jon Sahr from Petrol Box to discuss why this petrol-head curated monthly box is something you’ll be anxiously anticipating! **EXCLUSIVE PROMO CODE WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE** To get the best in automotive schwag and goodies, you definitely have to check out petrol box! Hop over to www.mypetrolbox.com and see previous month’s collections, and sign-up today, or follow them on social @petrol.box
The Drive Thru #16 - Holiday Shopping Guide 2021!
1:16:30It's that time of year again ... to answer the age old question "what do you want for the holidays?" - Most of the time we've already bought what we needed throughout the season, but your loved ones really want to get you *something* - So what do you get for the enthusiast that already has all their toys? - SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AND PROMOS THROUGHOUT THIS EPISODE! The Drive Thru is our monthly recap where we’ve put together a menu of local, racing and random car-adjacent news. Join us for this special Drive Thru episode all about HOLIDAY SHOPPING! Learn about offers, discounts and promotions and great gift ideas for you or your favorite petrol-head! That’s right, this month, we’re taking our traditional holiday shopping article and bringing it to you in podcast form!
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!