The Smoking Tire

by Zack Klapman, Matt Farah
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtire Follow us! T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

Crew Show: Nissan Z NISMO and 911 S/T; Sterrato Drifts; Q&A

Matt gives us his review of the Nissan Z NISMO (and a few other cars from "Road & Track's PCOTY") ; Zack reviews the marked-up Porsche 911 S/T; and we answer Patreon questions including: What cars do you wish were bigger or smaller?Can a manual swap redeem the Alfa 4C?Should I lower my car?Ugliest exterior: best interior ratio?Will EV coupes become more common?Are we in the new Bangle era or BMW's demise?XC60 air suspension vs V60 OhlinsWould you ever build …

Are You Garbage? - Hosts Kevin Ryan and H. Foley

It's Kevin Ryan and H. Foley! They're the hilarious hosts of the incredibly popular podcast, "Are You Garbage?", a funny interview show where they sit down with your favorite comedians and actors to find out if they're classy or just straight up trash. We talk about their car history; how the show got started; nitrous; Philly pastimes; snow shovel rules; cigarette hot boxing childhoods; Kevin's stolen Kia; Germans and crack; and more! Check out their show: https://areyougarbage.com/blogs/popular-videos-1Go see their live …

Alex Roy and the Amazing Ambulance

Alex Roy just did a very interesting cross-country drive with his mom. We talk about the present world of automated driving; Arizona vs SF, the cones, what Waymo did right, etc. Alex has a theory on why converting cars to EV could be a good thing for driver engagement. Why there aren't cannonball records in Europe. When will AI be put to a vote? How did the market downturn effect the autonomous landscape? Should you keep an ITR forever? The …

UAW Strike; 3-wheeled Surprises; Fizziest Cars 2

Matt Farah and Zack Klapman discuss the UAW strike; make a correction about hydrogen; give an update on the new storage facility and its upcoming events; take a deep-dive on their test of the 3-wheeled Polaris Slingshot R. Then they answer Patreon questions about tire selection; the fizziest car for someone who's driven a lot of fizz; where Hublot and Nixon land in the lineup; and more! Recorded September 15, 2023 Experience the difference for yourself, and check out Brooklinen’s …

Fizzy Cars; VW vs VW; Lithium; and the Radio

Matt tells us about his weird experience on morning radio; we have an update on the reality of affordable Ferrari manual-swaps; and we answer questions about: The fizziest car for under $80k Why the Mk7 VW was better than the Mk8 A giant pile of lithium has been found When turning TCS off actually helps How Tesla and Porsche are not the same Car-related cat names And more! Recorded September 11, 2023 Tune in to the NASCAR Cup Series Playof...

Surprising Curb Weights; Watch Giveaway; Water Racing

What cars are surprisingly heavy or light?The WCCS gets a car showThe rules of the Nodus watch giveawayMatt went sailingWhen you shouldn't replace your FST with an Integra Type SToyota's Century conceptCities with the worst driversAnd more!Recorded September 8, 2023Tune in to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Bristol on Saturday, September 16th at 7:30 PM Eastern on USA.It’s time to bring your belt into the 21st century. Head to GrooveLife.co...

Sneaky Cobra Tires; Small to Big Engines; Manual Swap Ferrari; Q&A

Zack tricks his dad into some tires; we discuss the biggest range of engines you can get in a single model of car; Matt's new building might have cooler cars than the old one; the Polaris slingshot is getting a second try; and we answer Patreon questions about: Is it "cheap" or simple to manual swap a Ferrari? Which of our automotive opinions has changed in the last five years Why turning of TCS is a bad idea From Miata …

Aloisa Ruf

Aloisa Ruf is a mechanic, driver, and photographer and the daughter of Alois Ruf, the famous mind behind some of the fastest and most exciting Porsches ever made. She has become an integral part of the company and as you'll hear in this show, her knowledge and passion for the cars and brand is unquestionable. Recorded August 25, 2023 https://www.ruf-automobile.de/en/https://www.instagram.com/aloisaruf/https://www.aloisaruf.net/ Head to factormeals.com/tire50 and use code tire50 to get 50% off.<...

Car Week Stories; McLaren 720S and 750; the NSX Returns

Matt tells the stories from Monterey Car Week: leading McLarens North; telling adults how to be cool; shirts with Gordon Murray; oddball favorites of the show; what Quail has become; special supercar standouts; the NSX is back from Evasive; and more. Plus questions about: the best American super sedan ever; solar watches; why turbos are good; our favorite strange car; and what we think about re-badging. Recorded August 24, 2023 Tune in to the regular season finale at Daytona International …

Nicolas Brown - Pres. of McLaren Automotive North America

Nicolas Brown is the President of McLaren Automotive for the Americas. On this show Matt sits with him to discuss:How McLaren can survive making only sports carsHow McLaren can survive forced electrificationNic's car history and how he got an awesome jobWhat his personal dream 3 car garage would beHow McLaren deals with their reputation for poor reliabilityRecorded August 20, 2023Tune in to the regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, August 26th at 7:00PM Eastern on NBC.Use Off …