BREAK/FIX the Gran Touring Motorsports Podcast
Beyond Little Anton (Crossover)

Beyond Little Anton (Crossover)

September 14, 2021

Our guest is an author and historian with a passion for hidden history, revisionist historical narratives, vintage cars, and the unsung heroes of WWII. His father, a 5-term US Senator from Virginia, his mother the daughter of a renowned Pittsburg born philanthropist, his step-mother a famous celebrity... If you haven’t guessed it by now, we’re honored and excited to have John W. Warner IV on Break/Fix - a former IMSA pro-driver turned gentleman farmer, car collector and passionate petrol-head, to talk about his historical-fiction series Little Anton, part satire - part love story, and a dash of espionage  --- and we promised John… we wouldn’t talk about aliens. (maybe). Learn more and go behind the scenes with some #spoilers on our follow-on PitStop minisode on Patreon.

Beating the dreaded Track Hangover - Newbill of Health (Crossover)

Beating the dreaded Track Hangover - Newbill of Health (Crossover)

September 7, 2021

As automotive enthusiasts, we spend a lot of time researching and modifying our cars in pursuit of better performance.  However, we often tend to overlook our own physical performance and take for granted what it takes to keep performing at a high-level - all day - at a race track.

Many of us have felt the “track-day hangover” which to some, can feel like an actual hangover.  Headaches, fatigue, lack of motivation are all signs of dehydration.  Usually day two of a track weekend, you can see the folks in the paddock moving slower, not as energized, not as motivated and just feeling a little off. With us to discuss proper hydration and nutrition techniques is Ken Newbill from Newbill of Health - Holistic Health & Nutrition Consultant

The Drive Thru #13 - August ‘21 - Super Sized!

The Drive Thru #13 - August ‘21 - Super Sized!

August 31, 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 #13 covering August of 2021. Our biggest News episode yet! #supersized

Just some of the topics we covered this month:

  • Showcase Brand: LAMBORGHINI!
  • Singers remaining 75 DLS (964) sell for a cool $2M EACH!
  • Ford Mustang GT500 beats Model S Plaid in Drag Race
  • Best selling vehicles… in the WORLD!
  • Mini “strip” designed by British fashion designer
  • BMW recalls TOYOTA
  • Car Masters Season 3, Grand Tour “Loch Down”
  • Motorsports News: F1 updates, LeMans 2021, Valentino Rossi
  • 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-13/

Pit Stop: Porsche, Porsha, Porcha?

Pit Stop: Porsche, Porsha, Porcha?

August 24, 2021

It's always interesting when you come across a fellow-petrol head, especially a Porsche enthusiast while sitting across a board room table. Not long ago our Pit Stop profile guest Mark Proto and I were "killing time" before a meeting and came to the realization that we were both car enthusiasts, and Mark has some really interesting stories to share. We talk about his various Porsches, BMWs and about his families racing past which is outlined in a recent book "The Beltsville Shell: You Are What You Drive." - Find more PitStop episodes on our Patreon.

MIE Racing (eSports + STEM)

MIE Racing (eSports + STEM)

August 17, 2021

David L. Middleton, has always had a passion for Cars and Motorsports. As a child he became enamored with Porsche's and he never lost that passion. He declared to his parents from that young age that he wanted to one day work in the German Automotive industry.

But getting there wasn’t easy. After attending MIT and majoring in Physics, he moved to Germany and tried to secure a job in the Automotive industry. He didn’t know the language or the people, but he had a dream. There were many days when he wanted to quit. There were many days where he wondered if all the hard work was worth it. His dream and vision seemed so far away, but he learned to persevere and kept going even when it hurt. So with little money but big dreams, he was determined to make it work, #sendit, and ended up landing a job with BOSCH.

Today, David speaks fluent German and pushed beyond the day-to-day life of an ECU developer and was able to feed passion for motorsports becoming a Trackside Race Engineer at the Nürburgring. He and his family have returned stateside, and has started an organization called Middleton Innovative Education (aka MIE pronounced like pie) which is looking to revolutionize the way we teach and engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (aka STEM). The MIE program transform the eSports concept of gaming into a true STEM learning model! 

What Should I Buy? - Class of ‘99!

What Should I Buy? - Class of ‘99!

August 10, 2021

Awesome & Awkward all at the same time... that’s how I like to describe the ‘90s. A time when bands like Nirvana, Sublime and Green Day were all we would talk about, and the cars we salivated over had exotic names like Supra, RX-7 and GT-R.  

Our special guest is fellow car enthusiast Mark Shank, who has called upon our panel of esteemed petrol heads to answer the question “What Should I Buy? -- ‘90s cars!”

Powerflex! - Suspension & Bushings

Powerflex! - Suspension & Bushings

August 3, 2021

Suspension bushings are some of the most highly stressed components fitted to a vehicle (and least talked about). They undergo enormous strains in the most arduous of conditions with no maintenance or lubrication. Having old, tired, broken bushings, or even bushings made of poor quality materials, can cause excessive tire wear, braking instability and poor handling. This is the single biggest reason you can instantly tell the difference between driving a three year old car and a new one. 

However, even new cars will benefit from upgraded components, especially bushings!  Powerflex is an engineering company with an arsenal of innovative solutions for failure-prone and poorly performing stock parts. And because of their superior design they offer much more effective control of the suspension components to a much greater extent than normal rubber items … And with us tonight from PowerFlex USA is Jake Palladini from sales and customer service - as well as Powerflex owner James Clay - who some of you might also recognize as the President of BimmerWorld! to discuss these crucial components of your vehicle. Be sure to check out the follow-on PITSTOP mini-sode on our Patreon!

The Drive Thru #12 - July ‘21 - Anniversary Episode

The Drive Thru #12 - July ‘21 - Anniversary Episode

July 27, 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 #12 covering July of 2021 and the 1st Anniversary of Break/Fix Podcast - while celebrating 7 years as GTM! ! 

Just some of the topics we covered this month:

  • Showcase Brand: RIMAC (+ Porsche & Bugatti)
  • Last hoorah for the Challenger & Charger
  • eLegend AG “Audi Quattro” inspired EV
  • Rush Drummer Neil Peart's “Silver Surfer” collection
  • Man spent 17 years building a Lambo in his basement
  • Florida Man stories
  • Motorsports News
  • 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-12/

Oil Analysis 101 - Slick Talk (Crossover)

Oil Analysis 101 - Slick Talk (Crossover)

July 20, 2021

As a follow-on to the episode we did a couple weeks back with Rob Longo of Liqui-Moly (one of the major oil providers in the Motorsports world); Blackstone Labs was mentioned on that episode and we thought, what a great way to introduce people to the idea of Oil Analysis?

Joining us for this crossover episode is "Blackstone Joe" Adams host of Slick Talk Podcast to help us unpack everything you ever wanted to know about Oil! Be sure to check out the follow-on PITSTOP mini-sode on our Patreon!

Racing… on the Moon!

Racing… on the Moon!

July 13, 2021

The motorsports community is full of interesting people and the more time I spend in it the more stories I uncover, and our guest is no exception. Mary Hagy a former U.S Army soldier, renowned Philadelphia businesswoman, and currently the CEO and Founder of Moon Mark - an organization that captures the adventures of high school students from around the world who will compete to design, build, land, and race two vehicles on the Moon! Be sure to check out the follow-on PITSTOP mini-sode on our Patreon!

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