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The Drive Thru #16 - Holiday Shopping Guide 2021!

The Drive Thru #16 - Holiday Shopping Guide 2021!

November 30, 2021

It'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

Socks are the new Tie: Heel Tread

November 23, 2021

I 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! 

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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

The Mint 400

November 16, 2021

The 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

Robb Holland + Rotek Racing

November 9, 2021

Robb 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.

BimmerWorld!

BimmerWorld!

November 2, 2021

Bavarian 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?

The Drive Thru #15 - October ‘21 - Yes! But what does it smell like?

October 26, 2021

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 #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)

Pit Stop: Jesus Take the Wheel (Patreon Special Re-release)

October 19, 2021

We 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!

Porsche-Diesel, Tractors?

Porsche-Diesel, Tractors?

October 12, 2021

When 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)

Eastern Motor Racing Association (EMRA)

October 5, 2021

A 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

The Drive Thru #14 - September ‘21 #becausechips

September 28, 2021

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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