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Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR)

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR)

October 6, 2022

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) is built on a wooded hillside overlooking the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds and racetrack. The 40 acre fairgrounds and track are restored to their original beauty creating an atmosphere that makes the EMMR a living museum. Several times a year EMMR holds events where these historic cars can be seen on the track!

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is proud to be the home of the Chris Economaki collection, a  noted motorsports journalist, and editor of National Speed Sport News,  The library contains the Central States Racing Association paperwork, the racing columnist Bob Chorpenning’s collection, the collection of noted historian Joe Heisler, while the The Jerry Reigle Research Room contains the EMMR’s vast photograph collection.  There are an estimated 20,000 photographs in the EMMR collection, including the large Jack Gunn collection.  

And with us for a special guided tour is Dirt Track hall-of-famer and former curator for the Museum, Lynn Paxton.  

Trading Paint (EILFM Crossover)

Trading Paint (EILFM Crossover)

October 5, 2022

Dirt Track Racing is a discipline of motorsport held on clay or dirt surfaced oval race tracks often used for thoroughbred horse racing. Dirt track racing started in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 1930s using both automobiles and motorcycles. Two different types of race cars dominate — open wheel racers in the Northeast & West and stock cars in the Midwest & South.

In tonight's episode of Break/Fix, we are re-joined by Steve and Izzy from Everything I Learned from Movies, to discuss Hollywood’s attempt to tip their hat and pay homage to the Dirt Track world, when we review the 2019 film “Trading Paint” starring John Travolta and Shania Twain. 

Veteran race car driver Sam Munroe and his son, a fellow driver from a small town overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side. 

Late Model Mafia

Late Model Mafia

October 4, 2022

Late model racing is at the epicenter of American motorsports. Whether on dirt or asphalt, late model drivers, crew, and fans are family, and it’s this essence of family that makes the world of late model racing one of the greatest of all time. Late Model Mafia and their founders Mike Gallagher & Koby Timms join us tonight to share their experiences and help you understand the gathering place they’ve created for all late model enthusiasts to interact, learn, and simply share stories and good times with one another.

A Girls Guide to Cars

A Girls Guide to Cars

September 29, 2022

Born as a community of writers, influencers, friends and women who buy, care for, and live their lives in and around their cars: their own car, the family car, and often the cars of family members. A Girls Guide to Cars is dedicated to sharing car purchase information, experiences and stories, told from personal points of view and focusing on what is important in a fun, smart, advice-from-your-best-friend way.

A Girls Guide to Cars brings together the insights and views of writers and reviewers who share their unbiased, honest and personal narratives about cars and their lives in cars. And with us to talk about this rapidly growing platform and share some great stories is Managing Editor - Sara Lacey. 

The Drive Thru #26 - Ducks for Everyone!

The Drive Thru #26 - Ducks for Everyone!

September 27, 2022

The Drive Thru is our monthly recap where we’ve put together a menu of automotive, motorsport and random car-adjacent news. Tune in for Episode #26 where Brad is off this month, as he’s in the middle of moving across the river and we look forward to having him rejoin the conversation in October, in his place we’re excited to have Sara Lacey the Managing Editor from A Girls Guide to Cars filling in for him, so welcome her (back) to Break/Fix! 

  • Showcase: A GIRLS GUIDE TO THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY! 
  • Late summer fun - the Detroit NAIAS moved to September?
  • Why Queen Elizabeth II was the Car Girl we all want to be! 
  • More news on the GR Corolla: track tested, pricing and option packages.
  • Jeep moves into the EV and Hybrid world with "Jeep 4XE" and why it's important.
  • Jeep Owners & The Ducking Movement
  • U.S. exec Robyn becomes FIA’s first CEO
  • Have you seen the Countach redesign by Magnus Walker?
  • Do we really need a 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT Pickup with Supercharged V8 Turbo Blackwing Engine?
  • 2024 S650 Ford Mustang (Dark Horse) has an Attitude and a Dash Full of Modern Tech
  • Stunning Hyundai N Vision 74 Is a Wild 'Rolling Lab'
  • $26K to replace a dead Tesla battery! ... what about $30k for a Chevy Volt's battery?
  • Tractor beam? Toyota developing 'hitchless towing' system
  • EPA Hits Two More Diesel Tuners With $10 Million fine for Defeat Devices
  • Over turned trucks invite spaghetti dinners and BBQs! While a GTM man discovers a grenade and new amphibious vehicle called: The Gourd. 
  • 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 our Patreon. Check out the follow-on article for all the pixs and links to items talked about in this episode. The Drive Thru is sponsored in part by: HPDEjunkie.com, Hooked On Driving, AmericanMuscle.com, CollectorCarGuide.net, Project Motoring, Garage Style Magazine and many others. Learn how you can become a sponsor today

Buying your first Classic or Collector Vehicle

Buying your first Classic or Collector Vehicle

September 20, 2022

We get ideas and suggestions for show topics all the time, and recently someone asked us to revisit the idea of "purchasing your first classic car" - never looking to turn down an opportunity for a hearty debate, we said Challenge Accepted! – And you know what that means listeners… it’s time for another fan-favorite WHAT SHOULD I BUY? episode! 

And as our listeners know all WSIB’s have Shopping Criteria - but it unravels very quickly when you take into consideration all the different genres and eras of “collector cars” - Are we talking pre-war, post-war, muscle car, malaise era or something more modern? - so this begs the question “what exactly *IS* a collector car?” And with the help of our esteemed panel of guests we think we can solve this puzzle and come up with some great suggestions for the first time collector car buyer. 

All of our guests have been on the show before, and have experience in the classic car, prospecting and investor car markets. So please join me in welcoming back to Break/Fix our panel of petrol-head juggernauts: Mark Shank from the 90’s WSIB episode, Don Weberg from Garage Style Magazine, Rob Parr from Collector Car Guide and Chris Bright from Collector Part Exchange

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Maximum Performance & Mental Sabotage

Maximum Performance & Mental Sabotage

September 15, 2022

No one ever goes into any Motorsports event and says “today, I want to come in last” the essence of competition is that we’re all fighting to be the best! Training, conditioning, practice and even superstition all seem to go out the window when the green flag drops. Have you ever wondered why you can be "in the zone" and perform at your best on a practice day, but during the race nothing ever seems to come together? Maybe it was bad luck? or maybe… you mentally sabotaged yourself?

To discuss why people “psych themselves out” and how to prevent it from happening is Dr. Jacques Dallaire, Ph.D, founder and president of Performance Prime, where he spends his time working with race teams of all disciplines to “develop the mindset of champions.”

OpenTrack - Drive More. Drive Better.

OpenTrack - Drive More. Drive Better.

September 13, 2022

There’s always a reason NOT to do something. And In our case it's the gnawing clawing feeling of “what if” holding us back from trying Motorsports, we were all there once. Many of us aren’t anymore, and that’s a result of organizations like OpenTrack, that make it possible to have total coverage of your prized vehicle no matter what happens at an event. 

OpenTrack’s flexible track day insurance solutions allow drivers to do what they love most - get more time behind the wheel and on the track.  From single-event policies to 365-day coverage, you get the insurance you need, when you need it.  And with us tonight to discuss why you should protect yourself and your vehicle investment with OpenTrack is Brett Larson, Head of Sales for OpenTrack Insurance.

This episode is sponsored in part by Hooked On Driving (HOD). HOD partners with OpenTrack and offers you extended coverage quickly and easily, as you register for your events. Concentrate on driving, not the "What If's" - Get yourself and your car on track, on America's best racetracks, with Hooked On Driving. 

Breaking all the records… with Lyn St. James

Breaking all the records… with Lyn St. James

September 6, 2022

For many of us, our stories begin with amateur racing in SCCA, and our guest is no exception. Full time-secretary and piano teacher by day, by the age of 26 she moonlighted in racing behind the wheel of a Ford Pinto which doubled as her daily driver. Quickly moving up the ranks, she fought alongside names like Haywood, Stuck and Ribbs in Trans-Am and IMSA. She would take home titles in races like the 12 hours of Sebring, 24 hours of Rolex and 24 hours of the Nürburgring. In 1992, the mold wasn't just broken… it was shattered, and at the age of 45, proving that neither gender nor age matter in Motorsports - she entered the Indianapolis 500, earning the title rookie of the year. We are proud to welcome, the one and only, Lyn St. James to Break/Fix.

Can you explain it to a 3rd Grader? (Back to School Special)

Can you explain it to a 3rd Grader? (Back to School Special)

September 1, 2022

Remember that show with Jeff Foxworthy where we used to watch people show off how smart they were and if they could pass a fifth-grade exam? Well… Tonight, we’re taking a Break/Fix spin on that, in Can you explain it to a 3rd grader? a back to school special where Mountain Man Dan squares off against automotive questions from our 8 year old panelist, Clio

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