Matt Farah, Zack Klapman, Chris Hayes, Nino Cutraro and Thad Brown sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind.


The Smoking Tire

Mike Spinelli (The/DRIVE, Jalopnik OG)

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!
01:59:04 12/10/2018

Past Episodes

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!
01:54:41 12/5/2018
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!
01:58:01 12/3/2018
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! 
01:55:59 11/28/2018
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!  
01:46:31 11/26/2018
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!
02:18:15 11/19/2018
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!
00:53:11 11/14/2018
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!
01:56:59 11/12/2018
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! 
02:05:31 11/7/2018
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!
01:53:50 11/5/2018
If you like cars and have an internet connection, you've probably heard of Doug Demuro.He came to prominence by writing hilarious articles about the (now gone) unlimited warranties sold at CarMax. He has one of the biggest YouTube channels in the automotive space, focusing on showing people the details of cars new and old.  Find everything Doug does here: show is also a video:  Follow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman @dougdemuroIG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman @dougdemuro Check out our merch!
02:18:59 10/31/2018

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