BREAK/FIX the Motorsports & Vehicle Enthusiast Podcast
Annika Carter

Annika Carter

May 24, 2022

Our guest tonight has many years of performance driving experience, she has driven race tracks with names like: Road Atlanta, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Barber Motorsports Park, Carolina Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway and Roebling Road Raceway to name a few.

In the summer of 2017, she joined the National Auto Sports Association's (NASA) High Performance Driving Education program and rapidly progressed from HPDE Level 1 to Level 4 while completing NASA's competition licensing school in one season. Fast forwarding a bit, She began her racing career in the Spec-Miata class campaigning her own car and ultimately hopes to proceed into professional racing starting with the Mazda MX-5 Cup series. 

Annika Carter is constantly working to better herself behind the wheel. She believes everything is possible and is fully dedicated to fulfilling her goals on track, and we welcome her to Break/Fix to share her story with us. 

Actor + Racer = James Dean

Actor + Racer = James Dean

May 17, 2022

There are so many men and women that we have lost over the years: Aryton Senna, Dale Earnhardt, Jim Clark, Peter Brock, John Lingenfelterthe list continues. Many other Motorsports organizations have written and will continue to write about those heroes everyday. But on this episode of Break/Fix we are choosing to explore the life of someone lesser known for his Motorsports accomplishments and more for his acting and the tragic story surrounding his death. Today we take a moment to remember the race car driver and actor: James Dean; and with us to unpack his story… is the world’s foremost expert on all things related to James Dean, Mr. Lee Raskin.

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Barbie the Welder

Barbie the Welder

May 10, 2022

Creating sculptures for various corporations such as Harley-Davidson and giving live exhibitions at events including the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Americade, and SEMA… this “maker” - came from humble beginnings, starting her new found passion 20 miles outside of Watkins Glen, New York. And with the help of social media she became an overnight success with her often gothic-inspired, self-taught art, and unique style of welding. 

Barbara Parsons, better known to many of us as “Barbie the Welder” is tonight’s guest, here to tell us about her epic journey into the world of artistry and welding.

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The Wash is as important as the Wax … Zymöl

The Wash is as important as the Wax … Zymöl

May 3, 2022

“Sometimes it’s not the car you need, it’s the car that needs you” that’s the motto that has fueled 40 years of love and passion in the world of Automobiles, Aircraft, Boats, Horses and even Musical Instruments! Using natural ingredients, oils and waxes, Zymöl products enhance any finish without harsh chemicals or abrasives. And with us tonight to tell the Zymöl story, educate us on proper car care, and recount some great stories, is the Founder and CEO of Zymöl, Chuck Bennett.

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Pit Stop: LA Confidential (Patreon Special Re-release)

Pit Stop: LA Confidential (Patreon Special Re-release)

April 28, 2022

We got the chance to reconnect with our Season-2 Break/Fix guest Paul Wilamoski while out on assignment in Los Angeles, and that made for great opportunity to revisit Paul's hilarious episode and release some bonus content in the form of a Pit Stop minisode for our loyal listeners. #everyonehasastory

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.

The Drive Thru #21 - I pity the April, Fool!

The Drive Thru #21 - I pity the April, Fool!

April 26, 2022

The Drive Thru is our monthly recap where we've put together a menu of PT Cruisers, HHRs, bags of Mulch and Autonomous Driving Level 12. #aprilfools. Tune in for Episode #21: "I pity the April, Fool!" where we showcase Tania's favorite vehicles: Pick-up Trucks! 

  • Showcase: TRUCKS!
  • Audi's Luxury Minivan & Porsche's entry into F1
  • Mercedes MissionXX goes 620+ miles on single charge
  • Stellantis is setting the record straight with the 3.0-liter inline-6, called Hurricane.
  • Mustang Mach-E no longer available for order
  • Introducing the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad SUV
  • New DeLorean teaser photo - what do we think?
  • Front end of the new Tesla's are "inspired" 
  • Autonomous driving instructor?
  • Barbasol Shaving Cream & Florida Men! 
  • Community News, brought to us by CollectorCarGuide.net
  • 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-21/

The Automotive Amusement Park - HYPERFEST!

The Automotive Amusement Park - HYPERFEST!

April 19, 2022

With activities taking place on asphalt, dirt, mud, grass, and even in the air! -- from camping with your friends & family, riding with world class professional drifters, or enjoying music from a variety of artists. HYPERFEST is the destination for those who want to be immersed in one of the premier automotive lifestyle events - and offers numerous activities to enjoy both on and off the track ... over the course of an entire weekend

And with us to talk about the 20 year evolution of Hyperfest is founder Chris Cobetto, who you might also recognize as a lead from the National AutoSport Association (aka NASA)! and joining us in the conversation is Matthew Rocholl  Social Media and Marketing Director for Hyperfest

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Pit Stop: What class are you in? (Patreon Special Re-release)

Pit Stop: What class are you in? (Patreon Special Re-release)

April 12, 2022

Get behind the scenes on the original EMRA episode, when we dig deep and discuss the challenges and changes to the Time Trials classing system, the legendary EMRA Enduro, and much more! 

Special thanks to Cory Canzone (Chairman and CI) along with Jon Katz the (CIO/CTO) from EMRA for having this open debate and clarifying a lot of questions surrounding the difficulties of properly classing vehicles for competition. 

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The Great Equalizer - AutoCross!

The Great Equalizer - AutoCross!

April 12, 2022

On this episode of Break/Fix we’re going to chat about a discipline of Motorsports where outsiders often ask “what in the world is going on over there!?” ... you know the one. That form of racing many of us started with, where you attempt to navigate your car through a defined course made up of orange traffic cones on a large parking lot... composed of tight, technical layouts, these races put handling and driver ability above engine output and outright top speed.

If you haven’t guessed by now... We’re going to be exploring the world of Autocross (aka Solo) with Tom Hill & Todd Lilly, both are seasoned SCCA autocrossers here to help us really understand, What is AutoCross? 

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SRO Motorsports - GT America

SRO Motorsports - GT America

April 5, 2022

With more than 25 years of experience at the forefront of a continuously evolving industry, SRO Motorsports Group is the established international leader in GT racing.

Best known for the development and implementation of the GT3 and GT4 regulations, SRO promotes and organizes championships that embrace professional and amateur competitors. Its portfolio of highly regarded series includes continental GT World Challenge powered by AWS categories in Europe, America and Asia, which are combined to determine a global manufacturers' champion, while the flagship Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli features events on five different continents.

Combining a passion for performance with industry-leading expertise, SRO continues to play a key role in shaping the future of international GT racing and with us to explore the history and evolution of SRO Motorsports in America, is President and CEO of SRO America, Greg Gill

This episode is brought to you by SRO Motorsports America and their partners at AWS, Crowdstrike, Fanatec, Pirelli, and the Skip Barber Racing School. Be sure to check out the follow-on PITSTOP minisode on Patreon.

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