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Past Gas by Donut Media

English, Cars and Motoring, 2 seasons, 254 episodes, 2 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes
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Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast "Past Gas!". Hosts James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes and Joe Weber walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it's about cars, not about farts. We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4  For advertising opportunities please email [email protected]    Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy
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Past Gas #239: What Really Happened At Orange County Choppers

Hi everybody I’m Nolan from Past Gas by Donut Media, we’re an automotive history show. It’s kind of like hanging out in the garage with your friends, listening to them tell a story from automotive history! On our next episode of Past Gas….Today on Past Gas: We’re going back to the early 2000’s to give you the full history of Orange County Choppers! How did a gruff steel worker from the Catskills change motorcycles forever? How did he and his son become the biggest thing in reality TV? And why did he nearly lose that son in the process? Thanks to our sponsors: Turn your ordinary water into extraordinary hydration with Liquid I.V. Get 20% off your first order of Liquid I.V. when you go to https://LIQUIDIV.COM and use code GAS at checkout This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/27/202456 minutes, 33 seconds
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Past Gas #238: Katsuhiro Ueo: Japan’s AE86 Drift Legend

When Katsuhiro Ueo got his first taste of drifting, he was told he couldn’t do it. He was too old. But little did the world know that his passion for motorsports and engineering would combine with his immensely tough work ethic to make him a true legend in the sport, and within just a couple of short years. But who is Katsuhiro Ueo? What was the moment that changed his life forever? What makes him a legend in professional drifting? And finally, what’s he been up to since his career’s heyday? Today on Past Gas, Katsuhiro Ueo. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/202456 minutes, 34 seconds
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Past Gas #237: Tommykaira: The Japanese Tuners That Perfected the GTR

There are some fascinating stories behind many iconic factory performance cars, their origins rooted in after-hours tinkering by passionate engineers. And then there’s those who love tinkering after a car hits the market. Today the guys talk about a brand that’s often overlooked, and has created some truly awesome versions of already-renowned platforms like the Nissan Skyline GTR and Subaru WRX. The story of Tommykaira blends passion, expression, and pushing performance boundaries. But how did they get started? What was their ethos? And what’s this legendary name up to now? Today on Past Gas, the story of Tommykaira. Thanks to our sponsors: For a limited time, use my code PAST to get a free gift with your Journey Pack! Head to https://www.tryfum.com/PAST This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/202446 minutes, 17 seconds
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Past Gas #236: The Rowdiest Family in F1 History

Gilles Villeneuve and his family have left a lasting mark on racing and its history. How did the Canadian hot head Gilles walk into Ferrari and immediately earn their respect? What did he do to get a circuit named after him? And how did Gilles’s son Jacques become a legend in his own right? Today on Past Gas, the story of Formula One racer Gilles Villeneuve and his racing dynasty. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. Take more control of your finances and say goodbye to monthly fees. Open your account in minutes at https://chime.com/gas. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/202454 minutes, 22 seconds
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Past Gas #235: Datsun, Pt 2: Why Nissan Had To Die

In 1967, Yutaka Katayama, or Mr. K, is now President of Nissan North America. He’s just been called to Nissan HQ to select a concept design to replace the aging Fairlady Roadster. But unbeknownst to the other executives on the selection committee, Mr. K has been quietly operating behind the scenes to push his preferred design through. The concept is referred to as codename “Z,” and it isn’t really a new generation roadster at all- it’s a powerful new sports coupe, and something that Mr. K believes will be a huge success in the US market. Today on Past Gas, part two of our series on Datsun and Nissan- how did Mr. K’s leadership of Datsun in the US change the entire company? How did he become known as “the father of the Z car”? And how did Nissan help create an entire generation of car enthusiasts? Thanks to our sponsors: Turn your ordinary water into extraordinary hydration with Liquid I.V. Get 20% off your first order of Liquid I.V. when you go to https://LIQUIDIV.COM and use code GAS at checkout. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/ PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/202453 minutes, 46 seconds
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Past Gas #234: Datsun, Pt 1: Why Nissan Created Datsun

August, 1958. Nissan ad man Yutaka Katayama, known to most as Mr. K, is in Sydney, Australia was leading a two car team of Datsun 210s in the brand’s first official motorsport event.The brand had gotten its start barely 20 years ago, and was now in Australia to build brand recognition for their impending global expansion. It was a huge gamble. And one that would pay off. But how are the histories of Datsun and Nissan intertwined?? How did Yoshisuke Aikawa’s leadership turn Japan into an automotive manufacturing powerhouse? And how did Mr. K revolutionize automotive advertising and bring prestige and recognition to Nissan and Datsun worldwide? Today on Past Gas, the first of our two-part series on DATSUN. Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Just go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS right now and support our show by saying you heard about Indeed on this podcast. Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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Past Gas #233: Bathurst 1000: Australia’s Most Brutal Endurance Race

Over the past several decades, “The Great Race” has become a vital part of the fabric of Australian motorsport, and by extension, Australian culture. How did the Bathurst 1000 change Australian motorsport? How has one event given the racing world everything from V8 Supercars to the R32 GT-R known as “Godzilla?” And what about it has made it a cultural icon? Today on Past Gas, it’s the history of the Bathurst 1000. Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/ PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202450 minutes, 57 seconds
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Past Gas #232: What Happened with SAAB? Pt 2

Despite its affinity for front-wheel drive cars, especially in its legendary 99 and 900 badges, Swedish automaker Saab still managed to sell one of its properly cool cars as a wagon with all-wheel drive. The 9-2X Aero. But here’s the thing: It wasn’t a true Saab, but a mashup of GM DNA mixed with Subaru. And, it was entirely built by Subaru, too. But let’s take a step back and try to get an idea of where it all started. When did Saab start slipping away? What did platform sharing and badge engineering mean for its legacy and survival? What happened at the end? And finally, will we ever see some form of Saab ever again? Today, on Past Gas: it’s the final part of our two-part series on Saab. Thank you to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. With Chime’s secure credit card, you can start improving your credit scores right away. Get started today at https://chime.com/gas. Go full throttle into spring with Lectric eBikes, the #1 selling eBikes in the nation. Get your adventure started at https://LectricEbikes.com. Download the PrizePicks app today and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Past Gas #231: What Happened with SAAB? Pt 1

The story of Saab is one of out-of-the-box thinking. This Swedish brand barely made it past its 70th birthday before it died, but the legacy it built throughout those decades made it something truly special. But what made Saab such a legend in all things detail-oriented and quirky? What were the most legendary and popular models, and what made them so fun-to-drive? And finally, why did the brand die out in the early 2010s? Today on Past Gas, part one of our two part story on Saab! Thanks to our sponsors: Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off your 1st order when you go to https://LIQUIDIV.COM and use code GAS at checkout. Need to hire? You need Indeed. https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202451 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Big Three #4: This Car Show is Banning Dodge Chargers

This week, the boys dive into the F1 Australian Grand Prix, Fiskers downfall and pay respects to Marcello Gandini. Plus, a Cybertruck update and why a Houston car meet is banning muscle cars. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/202443 minutes, 58 seconds
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Past Gas #230: The Bugatti Queen: Sex, Drugs, & Racing in the Roaring 20s

With hands blistered by a red-hot steering wheel and a head still reeling from a long night of sex and champagne, Hellé Nice won the first all-female Grand Prix at Montlhéry. The next day, Bugatti invited her to their showroom to convince Nice to compete under their name. She signed a sponsorship deal with Lucky Strike cigarettes, and with her immaculate profile, Nice bought herself a yacht. Now a household name, Hellé Nice was then invited to show her skills on the board tracks of the United States. How did the poor daughter of a postmaster become one of France's most dazzling stars in the first place? Why did this cabaret dancer decide to become a racing driver? And how did one of Europe's most beloved and promising competitors fall so quickly out of favor? Today, we'll find out more about the woman known as The Bugatti Queen.  Shop now at https://TheFreezePipe.com and use code GAS for 10% off your entire order! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202446 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Big Three #3: Is Nissan Killing The GTR?

This week the boys chat about all the new (old) cars we're able to import in 2024, how Porsche's new hybrid drivetrain might piss some people off, and the exciting start to F1 Academy. Plus, after a 17 year run, could this be the last year Nissan is making the GTR? More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/202451 minutes, 45 seconds
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Past Gas #229: Mazda Pt 4: Mazda Pt 4: The First Japanese Car to Win Le Mans + 787B sounds

Le Mans, 1991. The Mazdaspeed team has been chasing gold at the legendary endurance race for the better part of a decade, and the team can only watch on anxiously as the clock ticks past midnight. With a looming ban on rotary engines, they know that the rotary-powered 787b is their last chance at victory. And for now, roughly every 3 and a half minutes, the nervous silence is broken as the distinctive 4-rotor engine screams with a ferocity down the pit straight. How did one of the most legendary race cars of all time come to be? How did Takayoshi Ohashi lead Mazda to become the first Japanese manufacturer to conquer Le Mans? And how has Mazda become the company it is today? Find out today, on the final episode of Past Gas’s history of Mazda! Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed: https;//Indeed.com/PASTGAS Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour
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The Big Three #2: Dodge's Charger EV Video is Unhinged

This week, James, Nolan, and Justin talk about the VW Golf’s 50th birthday, the return of Scout, and the WILD Dodge Charger announcement from last week. Plus, thoughts on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, how a Ford Van broke a bunch of records, and Bugatti's newest 16 cylinder engine. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/20241 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Past Gas #228: Mazda Pt 3: The RX-7 & Mazdaspeed

1974. For the past six years, Mazda Sports Corner have taken the rotary engine to task against the racing titans of Europe. And back in Japan, Mazda’s high-revving rotaries have captured the attention of the underground racing scene, and can be heard screaming at 9,000rpm down streets and expressways across the country. But how did two tuning companies come to shape Mazda’s image on the track and on the street? How did Isami Amemiya create a blueprint for Mazda tuner culture that has withstood the test of time? And how did Takayoshi Ohashi set Mazda on a path to motorsport immortality? Today on Past Gas, part three of our four-part history of Mazda!  Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Just go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS right now and support our show by saying you heard about Indeed on this podcast. Download the Prize Picks app today and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit https://LectricEbikes.com to learn more.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/202446 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Big Three #1: Unpacking Tesla's Empty Promises

INTRODUCING: The Big Three, Donut's new podcast that examines the latest car news, racing headlines, and anything noteworthy in the automotive landscape. A perfect weekly update for anyone even slightly interested in cars, The Big Three is an entertaining glimpse into an inclusive yet opinionated world.  Join hosts James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes and Joe Weber as they provide their lighthearted perspective on the hottest and weirdest automotive trends. The only car podcast you’ll ever need, aside from our other podcast, Past Gas. New episodes every Wednesday. This week, the guys explore Jeremy Clarkson's problematic past amidst his announcement of retirement, Tesla's newest Roadster promises, Formula 1's crazy off-season drama and NASCAR's three-way photo finish. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: https://bit.ly/TheBigThreePodcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/6/202445 minutes, 16 seconds
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Past Gas #227: Mazda Pt 2: The Birth of the Rotary Engine

It’s October 1963, and the 10th Tokyo Motor Show is underway. Toyo Kogyo’s Mazda brand has had some success, but to prove its worth as an independent business to the government, Toyo Kogyo President Tsuneji Matsuda has hedged the company’s future on a new, pistonless engine technology that many considered to be a fantasy. But soon, that fantasy would become a reality. How did Tsuneji Matsuda take Mazda from a small truck manufacturer to a respected car-maker during one of the most competitive times in history? How did they take an engine technology no one believed in and use it to save the company? And how did Mazda create two brand-defining cars in barely more than a decade? We’ll find out today on Past Gas, in part two of our four-part series on Mazda. Thanks to our sponsors: Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit https://LectricEbikes.com to learn more.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Start building your credit. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas. Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202457 minutes, 35 seconds
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Past Gas #226: The History of Mazda Episode 1- Jujiro Matsuda and the pride of Hiroshima

It’s the morning of August 6th, 1945. Jujiro Matsuda is heading back home after visiting his company headquarters in nearby Hiroshima, where his small trucks called Mazdas have become fixtures of the city. And suddenly, behind him, there’s a bright flash. The city that had grown on the backs of the Mazda trucks for more than a decade had vanished in an instant, and it would be Jujiro and the Mazdas that would lead its rebuilding. But how did the son of a poor fisherman become a Hiroshima success story? How did he set a cork manufacturing company on the path to the Mazda we know today? And how did he and this young company rise to reunite and rebuild a city destroyed by an atomic bomb? Today on Past Gas, part one of our four-part series on Mazda. Thanks to our sponsors: Shop now at https://TheFreezePipe.com and use code GAS for 10% off your entire order.  Explore the Subaru Crosstrek. Love is out there. Find it in a Crosstrek. Learn more at https://Subaru.com Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/202451 minutes, 19 seconds
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Past Gas #225: Macau GP - “Asia’s Monaco” is a Notoriously Dangerous Street Circuit

Beyond the Macau Grand Prix’s rich history, the event has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing motorsport enthusiasts and fans to the vibrant city to witness the convergence of speed, strategy, and sheer determination on a circuit that combines tradition with cutting edge automotive technology. But for all of its positive influence, the history of the Macau GP is fraught with controversy. How did it evolve from an amateur street race into one of the world’s most dangerous motorsport events? Why does this grand prix attract so many aspiring F1 drivers? And what controversies have left some fans calling for a complete eradication of the event altogether? Today on Past Gas, we untangle the sordid past of the Macau Grand Prix. Thanks to our sponsors: Start the Good Habit at https://tryfum.com/PAST to save 10% off the Journey Pack today. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Need to hire? You need Indeed. https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Explore the Subaru Crosstrek. Love is out there. Find it in a Crosstrek. Learn more at https://Subaru.com More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202453 minutes, 51 seconds
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Past Gas #224: F1's Greatest Rivalries: Hamilton vs Rosberg (aka “The Silver War”)

August, 2014. Gasoline and burnt rubber linger in the air at Spa-Francorchamps circuit, where the podium celebration for the Belgian Grand Prix is underway. The announcer calls the name of the second place finisher - Nico Rosberg. This should be a moment of celebration. But the crowd below roars with boos. Because the driver who Rosberg has overtaken in the quest for the championship is his childhood friend, turned F1 teammate, turned bitter rival, Lewis Hamilton. And just hours prior, Rosberg ran him off the road. Can a boyhood bond survive a fierce F1 title race? What about three in a row? And who prevails in the ultimate battle of strategy versus speed? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about the Silver War, aka the battle between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. Need to hire? You need Indeed. https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Explore the Subaru Crosstrek. Love is out there. Find it in a Crosstrek. Learn more at https://Subaru.com More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/12/202454 minutes, 9 seconds
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Past Gas #223: The Mustang That Took Down Porsche

The 70’s and early 80’s were practically an arms race of automotive engineering. From fuel injection to turbos to aerodynamics, manufacturers and privateers alike were breaking new ground in the name of ever-faster lap times. It was an age of pioneering that bridged the gap between the legends of the past and the racing we love today. What was Group 5 Special Production? Why were the late 1970’s considered a golden era for circuit racing? And how did Ford manage to unseat one of the most successful Porsches ever made? This is the story of the Mustang that Took Down Porsche.  Thanks to our sponsors: Start the Good Habit at https://tryfum.com/PAST to save 10% off the Journey Pack today. Start building your credit. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. Go to https://LECTRICEBIKES.COM to learn more about their wide selection of eBikes that start at just $799 with the XP Lite. Explore the Subaru Crosstrek. Love is out there. Find it in a Crosstrek. Learn more at https://Subaru.com More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 4 minutes
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Past Gas #222: Cosworth Pt 2: WRC Rally & the Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Just one decade into their journey, Cosworth had dominated IndyCar racing and changed the face of Formula 1. But while any other company would be satisfied with that kind of record, Mike and Keith were far from done. Even though Cosworth already had a stack of incredible achievements under its belt, what the company has been able to achieve post-1970 is just as, if not more, revolutionary. But how would the lessons Cosworth learned in their early years affect their philosophy moving forward? How would their incredible accomplishments on the asphalt translate to the dirt? And how could a company use principles from the 50s to revolutionize the industry well into the 21st Century?  Thanks to our sponsors: Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit https://LectricEbikes.com to learn more. And be sure to mention thatPast Gas by Donut Media sent you in the post-checkout survey! Explore the Subaru Crosstrek. Love is out there. Find it in a Crosstrek. Learn more at https://Subaru.com Purchase onX Offroad today and use the code Donut20 to get 20% off. https://www.onxmaps.com/offroad/app More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/202452 minutes, 23 seconds
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Past Gas #221: Cosworth Pt 1: The Most Successful Engine Maker in F1 History

Between 1968 and 1974, every single Constructors Championship in F1 was won by the same Cosworth engine - the DFV - and in 1969 and 1973, every single F1 race was won by a DFV-powered car. This one engine was responsible for F1 wins across four decades - the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. But who the hell is Cosworth? What’s their magic formula? And most importantly, how did two gentlemen engineers in suits manage to create an engine-tuning empire that changed racing for decades? Today on Past Gas, it’s part one of our two-part series on COSWORTH. Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Get your jobs more visibility at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit https://LectricEbikes.com to learn more. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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Past Gas #220: Mark “Captain Nice” Donohue: The Genius Engineer/Driver Famous for Acid-Dipping his Cars

Mark Donohue never quite fit the look of a race car driver. But regardless of how he looked on the outside, his methodology not only changed the literal rules of racing but also the industry as a whole. So how did this All-American, Ivy League guy end up in a race car? How did he go from being nicknamed “Captain Nice” to “Dark Donohue?” And why did he pull that classic race driver stunt by coming out of retirement after only a year off? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about Captain Nice himself, Mark Donohue. Thanks to our sponsors: Start the Good Habit at https://tryfum.com/PAST to save 10% off the Journey Pack today. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS right now and support our show by saying you heard about Indeed on this podcast. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/15/202445 minutes, 45 seconds
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Past Gas #219: Renault: The Rise and Fall… and Rise Again?

Like many of the other car companies founded just before the turn of the 20th century, Renault made itself known for its revolutionary innovations — a concept that the company has employed time and again, to varying degrees of success. But how did three French brothers decide they had a shot in the automotive industry? What was it about Renault's innovative approach to business that keeps it balancing on a fine line between success and failure? And how could a company bearing a family name survive so much scandal? In this episode of Past Gas, we're going to find out - we’re talkin’ Renault. Thanks to our Sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in. Build your credit this new year. Just open a Chime Checking Account with a $200+ qualified direct deposit to get started. Go to https://chime.com/gas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self Visit https://LectricEbikes.com to learn more. And be sure to mention that Past Gas sent you in the post-checkout survey! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/8/202456 minutes, 36 seconds
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Group B's Greatest Rivalry: Audi and Lancia (Replay)

Catch our episode on the historic rivalry between Audi and Lancia on this exclusive episode revisit! Group B. The Golden Age of Rally Racing. It’s safe to say that auto racing will never again be this fast, thrilling, and dangerous. The most iconic battle of Group B was in 1983, when the beefy 4WD Audi Quattro faced off against the stylin’ Italian rear-wheel drive Lancia 037. Who prevailed in what many consider to be the greatest rally battle of all time? You gotta listen to today’s Past Gas to find out. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/1/202450 minutes, 27 seconds
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Past Gas #218: Santa's Coal Bag: We Did All Your Crummy Ideas, Vol 2

It’s finally that time of year that James, Nolan, and Joe are winding down at the podcast studio, getting ready for a loooooong winter’s nap. So today on Past Gas, they’re gonna learn a little bit about some different listener-submitted stories and a whole lotta big dogs. This is Santa’s Coal Bag: We Did Your Crummy Ideas, volume 2! Thanks to our sponsors: Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas ! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/25/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Past Gas #217: Pablo Escobar Was a Racing Champion?!

During the 80s and early 90s, Pablo Escobar was the richest, most ruthless cocaine trafficker in the world. But before his life was monopolized by drugs, money, and gang wars, Pablo was a man with a simple dream: to be a race car driver. And for two memorable seasons in the Colombian circuit, Pablo cheated and stole his way onto a championship podium. But how did he do it? What driver did he bring up on the way? And did everyone know his REAL job?! Today on Past Gas: the brief but insane racing career of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. Go to https://PrizePicks.com/gas and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/18/202353 minutes, 41 seconds
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Past Gas #216: Mint 400: The Chaotic Race Across the Las Vegas Desert

“In some circles, the Mint 400 is a far, far better thing than the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby and the Lower Oakland Roller Derby Finals all rolled into one. This race attracts a special breed,” wrote Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But how did a bunch of hospitality industry employees with little-to-no knowledge of motorsports turn a publicity stunt into The Great American Off-Road Race? Why did the Mint 400 go dark after twenty successful years? And what about this uniquely Vegas race ensured its eventual comeback? Buy the ticket, take the ride. Today on Past Gas: the story of The Mint 400.  Thanks to our sponsors: Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS . Offer good for a limited time. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/202355 minutes, 51 seconds
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Past Gas #215: History of Mercedes Ep.4- AMG, the Present, and the Future

In its first two decades, AMG had brought racing and performance prestige to Mercedes. But in 1999, co-founder Hans-Werner Aufrecht was ready to sell a majority stake of AMG to Mercedes, effectively handing over control of the company. Today, on the final episode of Past Gas’s History of Mercedes: How did Aufrecht and co-founder Erhard Melcher form their tuning house? How did Mercedes make a triumphant return to racing? And how is Mercedes-Benz continuing to shape our world and the future of the automobile? This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Past Gas #214: Mercedes Pt 3: WWII and the Dawn of the Gullwing

It’s 1952 and the world is still recovering from the brutality of WWII, including Mercedes. So how did Mercedes return to prominence just a decade after the war? How did Rudolph Uhlenahut create the world’s first supercar using only parts from the Mercedes parts bin? And how did he shape Mercedes into the brand we know today? Today on Past Gas, part three of four on our history of Mercedes. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/202347 minutes, 29 seconds
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Past Gas #213: Mercedes Pt 2: How Mercedes Became Mercedes

June 1926. An era of progress, rapid automotive adoption, and record-breaking feats spurred on by the rivalry between Benz and DMG had given way to a crisis. So how did a conniving aristocrat convince DMG to create the Mercedes brand? How did DMG and Benz usher in the era of the modern automobile? And how did these two competitors find themselves in a position where the only way to ensure their survival was to merge? Today on Past Gas, part two of the history of Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to our sponsors: Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS . Offer good for a limited time. Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/202349 minutes, 2 seconds
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Past Gas #212: Mercedes Pt 1 - The Gritty Beginnings of Daimler, Maybach, and Benz

New Years’ Eve, 1879. 35 year old Karl Benz and his wife Bertha are huddled around a small block of iron. Karl no doubt thinks about the decade’s worth of work and near-financial ruin contained in its small footprint. But even if he can finally get it to run smoothly, it’s only a first step. His end goal is to use it in a horseless carriage, with the hopes of changing the way people move. But how did Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, and Wilhelm Maybach revolutionize the internal combustion engine? How did they create an industry from essentially nothing? And how is the story of the automobile itself inextricable from the story of Mercedes-Benz? Today on Past Gas, the first episode in a four-part series on the history of Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to our sponsors: Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS . Offer good for a limited time. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas now to grow your business–no matter what stage you’re in.  Go to https://PrizePicks.com/gas and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! Go to https://HelloFresh.com/gasfree and use code gasfree for FREE breakfast for life! One breakfast item per box while subscription is active. That’s free breakfast for life at HelloFresh dot com slash gasfree with code gasfree. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/13/202348 minutes, 27 seconds
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Past Gas #211: John Britten & the V1000: The Motorcycle That Inspired An Industry

New Zealand is known for having a small population. Many leave to find opportunity elsewhere, while others build a life in the place they were born. These people can become a big fish in a small pond or, if they’re lucky, an even bigger fish in the international pond. But is it possible to take a dip in both ponds? How do you make a name for yourself by staying in the same place? Where do you find the resources to create one of the most influential motorbike designs that inspired the racing world? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about John Britten, the mechanical engineer and backyard designer who created the iconic Britten V1000 in his small hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Thanks to our sponsors: Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS . Offer good for a limited time. Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Past Gas #210: Nelson Piquet: The F1 Driver Who Feuded With Everybody

In 1986, the Williams Formula 1 team should have taken the World Championship, but their drivers Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell decided to turn on each other instead. But how did the son of a Brazilian doctor become one of the most controversial names in Formula 1 history? What was it that catapulted a young Nelson Piquet into the international spotlight so soon after his first-ever go-kart race? Was the bias against him legitimate, or was it the product of a nationalistic media playing favorites? Today on Past Gas, we're delving into all things Nelson Piquet. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/202358 minutes, 19 seconds
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Past Gas #209: Dodge Charger Daytona: The Car That Was Too Fast for NASCAR

Talladega was a prime testing facility because it was the fastest circle track on the planet, and Chrysler was there to set a record. The day was overcast and cool as NASCAR legend Buddy Baker shifted into gear and pulled onto the track. It didn’t take long for the driver to smash the 200 mph record. What was this top secret car that Chrysler hired NASCAR royalty to test? How did they shatter open-wheel Indy Car records with a lowly stock car? How did this weird, but effective, race car win back Richard “The King” Petty after he ditched Chrysler for Ford? Today on Past Gas, we dig into the incredible tale of the Dodge Charger Daytona. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/202357 minutes, 2 seconds
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Past Gas #207: RWB’s Akira Nakai: Coke, Cigarettes, and Widebody Porsches

RWB is legendary to car enthusiasts world-wise. But how did a drift kid from Japan redefine the Porsche? How did some carbon fiber fenders take over the desires of gamers drooling over air-cooled 911s? How can a leather arm chair, a carton of smokes, and some Mexican Cokes get you one step closer to owning your own outlaw Porsche? Today on Past Gas, we dive into the origins of the most controversial Porsche tuner to ever get his hands on a pneumatic sawzall - Akira Nakai. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas to take your business to the next level today. Claim your $75 CREDIT now at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Signing up for Chime takes minutes. So join the millions of other Chime members and sign up today. Get started at https://chime.com/gas. Go to https://HelloFresh.com/50gas and use code 50gas for 50% off plus free shipping! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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Past Gas #206: Robert E Peterson: The Most Interesting Car Guy in the World

June 11, 1994. It’s the opening night of The Petersen Automotive Museum, and Hollywood is out in full force. But it’s not the celebrities we usually think of - it’s the cars they drive. None of this would have been possible without the charity and automotive passion of the museum’s namesake: Robert E. Petersen. How did he turn his passion for hot rodding into the modern car show? How did he, without a formal education, turn an 8-page, 25 cent magazine into one of the world’s premier publishing companies? And how would he come to create an automotive mecca in the heart of LA? Today on Past Gas: The story of Robert E. Petersen and The Petersen Automotive Museum. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas to take your business to the next level today. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS. Claim your $75 CREDIT now at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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Past Gas #205: How Chevrolet Was Kicked Out of Chevrolet

Chevrolet isn’t just a company, it’s an American institution. Today on Past Gas, the story of a world-conquering company that almost wasn’t. How did the men who made Chevy lose it so quickly? How did the company nearly get shut down by its own board, then come back to overtake Ford in sales only 7 years later? How did an up-and-coming lawyer flip Chevy’s attitude about safety even quicker than a Corvair could flip itself? All that and more on today’s Past Gas, about the beginnings of Chevrolet and the man who stole its name, William Durant. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://SHOPIFY.COM/gas to take your business to the next level today. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS. Claim your $75 CREDIT now at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/202359 minutes, 39 seconds
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Past Gas #204: Kei Cars: How a WWII Loophole Created Japan's Tiny Cars

After the end of WWII, the world was eager to get back to work, and more specifically, back to makin’ cars. Japan was particularly ready to rebuild their economy, but were missing some crucial materials: steel, gasoline, and money. And as it turns out, the lack of those resources crafted the perfect storm for the creation of the Kei car. Often misunderstood, underappreciated, and forgotten, these minimobiles are some of the most fascinating examples of problem-solving in automotive history. How did they come about? Why did they stick around for so long? And perhaps most importantly, what are they?? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about that quirkiest of automotive curiosites - the Kei car. Thanks to our sponsors: Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS Go to https://PrizePicks.com/gas and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/202359 minutes, 54 seconds
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Past Gas #203: Burt Munro: How a 70 Year-Old Built a Landspeed Record Bike in His Shed

Anyone who’s ever been to Speed Week at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah knows the incomparable feeling of standing on this hallowed ground. Some dream, work, scrimp, and save their entire lives to get a chance to make a pass at breaking a land speed record here. The story is as old as time, but perhaps none have embodied it better than Kiwi motorcycle legend Burt Munro and his 1920 Indian Scout. But how does an almost 70 year old man from New Zealand, with no sponsorships, travel nearly half way across the globe to achieve a land speed record on a 50 year old bike that still stands today? Today on Past Gas - we relive the unbelievably true story behind the World’s Fastest Indian and it’s mythical builder, Burt Munro. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://HelloFresh.com/50gas and use code 50gas for 50% off plus 15% off the next 2 months! Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Offer good for a limited time. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/11/202359 minutes, 55 seconds
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Past Gas #202: Why We Think Lotus’s Founder Faked His Own Death

Colin Chapman’s Formula 1 trophy case is an impressive one, with seven Constructors’ Championships and six Drivers’ Championships since 1963. Beyond his championship seasons, Chapman’s imprint on the sport is hard to comprehend – some suggest that Chapman might have more to do with the basic design of today’s mid-engine, open-wheeled racing cars than any other single builder. Would Formula 1 be recognizable without Colin Chapman? Did his habit of playing fast and loose with F1 rules foreshadow the way he played fast and loose with corporate finance laws? And did he FAKE HIS OWN DEATH? Today on Past Gas: the man behind Lotus, Colin Chapman. Thanks to our sponsors: Claim your SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR CREDIT now at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/4/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Past Gas #201: Spoon + Mugen: The Kings of Honda Tuning

In the world of engine tuning, two names (strange as they may be) are often at the top of the list. These companies upended the racing world with their attention to detail and refusal to accept anything but the best in terms of power, precision, and yes, speed. Today on Past Gas, we take a look at Spoon and Mugen. How did these companies start? How have they evolved over the years to stay on top? What are their plans for the future? And where did they get the name ‘Spoon’ from, anyway? Thanks to our sponsors: Stop wasting money on things you don’t use. Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS. Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Claim your $75 CREDIT now at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/28/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Past Gas #200: 200th EPISODE SPECIAL: Fun Stories, 20lb Dogs, & Fan-Fiction

IT’S THE 200TH EPISODE OF PAST GAS!! To celebrate, Nolan, Joe, and James learn a little bit about three different listener-submitted suggestions, then look at (and judge) pictures of your 20 pound dogs. Y’all have a lot of 20 pound dogs, btw. Then the gang brings Donut host Jeremiah on for a very special reading. Thank you SO MUCH for listening to the pod - we could have never made it to 200 without you. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS. Start hiring NOW with a $75 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Offer good for a limited time Thanks to BetterHelp for sponsoring Past Gas. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/21/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Past Gas #199: Travis Pastrana: The Human Action Figure

It’s the 2006 X Games in Los Angeles, California. The Staples Center is abuzz, ready to watch competitors face off in a festival favorite event: the Moto X Best Trick. X-Games favorite 23 year-old Travis Pastrana gets himself ready to run his first trick… the “superflip” – a backflip with a Superman (for good measure). How did Travis Pastrana become the modern day Evel Knievel? What did he do to revolutionize freestyle motocross? How did this motorcycle prodigy become an action sports legend? Today, on Past Gas’s 199th episode, the story of #199 – Travis Pastrana. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas Your credit’s a big deal. So build yours up with Chime. Just open a Chime Checking Account with a $200+ qualified direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas Cancel your unwanted subscriptions – and manage your money the easy way – by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS  This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. Get Valvoline for you car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/14/202358 minutes, 22 seconds
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Past Gas #198: Miracle at the Nurburgring: The Story of the 1969 Argentinian Torinos

In 1969, Argentina was a different place than it is today. Only three years after a violent military coup, it was a time of deep political unrest. And yet, amidst widespread protests and government crackdowns, the attention of the nation was stolen by an unlikely event at the Nürburgring. For three straight days, radios across the country buzzed with live coverage of a scrappy team of racers as they attempted the impossible at one of the longest endurance circuit races ever held. Why is a souped-up coupe the pride of Argentinanian racing? What was the Marathon de la Route? And who was the F1 superstar who showed those European car manufacturers who’s boss? This is the story of the 84 Hours at Nurburgring with the IKA Torinos. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. Get Valvoline for you car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/7/202350 minutes, 17 seconds
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Past Gas # 197: The Eerie Parallel Deaths of Ferrari’s Father-Son Superstars

By the time he had reached the starting line at the inaugural Belgian Grand Prix in 1925, Antonio Ascari was a living legend. He was to “slow down” by race officials at Monza, and even won the first Belgium Grand Prix by a whopping 22 minutes. But how did Antonio Ascari come to be one of the most respected drivers of his era? How did his son Alberto not only live up to his father’s legacy, but become a legend in his own right? And how would their nearly symmetrical lives, both in glory and in tragedy, leave a lasting impact on motorsport? Today on Past Gas, the story of the Ascari racing family.  You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/31/202356 minutes, 14 seconds
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Past Gas # 196: Paris-Dakar Rally: The History of the Race Across the Sahara Desert

After rally racer Thierry Sabine got stuck in the Sahara Desert for three days, his rescue team airlifted out a changed man. On Thierry’s return trip to France, an idea began to crystalize in his mind: one rally to rule them all. How did Thierry Sabine’s near-death experience lead to the most infamous off-road race in the world? What about the endurance rally’s extreme risk attracted drivers, adventurers, and European celebrities eager to cheat death? And why, after many years, many deaths, and a couple continents later does the race continue to be “A challenge for those who go, [and] a dream for those who stay behind?” Today on Past Gas: the story of the Paris-Dakar Rally.  You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. Get Valvoline for you car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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Past Gas #195: Jochen Rindt: The Driver Who Won an F1 Championship Posthumously

August 2nd, 1970, Hockenheim, Germany. 28-year-old Jochen Rindt stands atop the winner’s podium, holding the German Grand Prix championship trophy. His wife and young daughter stand proudly at his side. He looks across the crowd of cheering Germans and thinks back to the 1961 German Grand Prix - when he was one of them. A schoolboy watching his first ever F1 race, realizing for the first time that he wanted to become a driver. Nine years later, he was on top of the racing world, poised to become world champion. Little did he know that this would be his last time standing atop the podium. Today on Past Gas, the story of Jochen Rindt. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for you car! Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at https://chime.com/gas. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/17/202350 minutes, 33 seconds
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Past Gas #194: Holden vs Ford: The Birth of Australia’s V8 Supercars

In December of 2001, Aussies across the continent were hit with earth shattering news – Holden Racing Team’s golden boy, Craig Lowndes, was joining Ford’s Blue Oval. Shockwaves rippled through the legions of loyal V8 Supercar racing fans – it was known that you were either team Holden or team Ford, and there was no switching sides. A rivalry deeper than the Hatfield and McCoys, and more bitter than the Red Sox and Yankees, was about to be put to the ultimate test. But how did this deep seated rivalry even begin? Is this the story of gladiators being forged in the crucible of ultimate battle or just two bastions of the same big corporate business propping up car sales with race wins? Has this famed automotive rivalry from down under come to a peaceful conclusion and broken generational racing curses? You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/10/202354 minutes, 37 seconds
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Past Gas #193: Six Small Stories About BIG Automotive Heroes

We spend a lot of time talking about the most famous heroes in auto racing: names like Enzo Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, or Lightning McQueen. But today on Past Gas, we’re skipping past the Greatest Hits album and getting into the DEEP CUTS. Who was the first person responsible for timekeeping Formula One races? How did Sabine Schmitz become queen of the Nurburgring? And who was the first female driver to participate in an organized race? Today on Past Gas, we’re going to learn about some of the unsung heroes in automotive history. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas Thank you to Innova for sponsoring Past Gas! Use code 15PASTGAS at check out to get 15% off the 5610 using this link: https://amz.run/6nfO More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/3/202348 minutes, 35 seconds
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Past Gas #192: Rat Fink: The Real Story Behind That Weird Hot Rod Art

Rat Fink was artist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s biggest envelope-pushing creation that drove teenagers to car shows and parents up the wall. But how did a young man with no automotive engineer training, who almost flunked out of high school, make such an impact on American car design? How did he stand out in Southern California during the height of kustom kar madness? And what type of legacy can a few crude creatures really leave behind? Today on Past Gas, the gnarly life and creations of hot rod iconoclast Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% your first month at https://BETTERHELP.com/PASTGAS Thank you to Innova for sponsoring Past Gas! Use code 15PASTGAS at check out to get 15% off the 5610 using this link: https://amz.run/6nfO More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/26/202350 minutes, 29 seconds
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This Guy Won Le Mans DRUNK (Replay)

Catch our episode on Duncan Hamilton yet again, on this exclusive episode revisit! Today we’re looking into the bonkers life of Duncan Hamilton, the only man to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans drunk behind the wheel. This guy might have the nuttiest story so far on this podcast: from building his own car as a teenager, too surviving back to back sinking ships in World War Two, and surviving multiple crashes on the track. There’s only one Duncan Hamilton! You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! Get started at https://Chime.com/GAS Thank you to Innova for sponsoring Past Gas! Use code 15PASTGAS at check out to get 15% off the 5610 using this link: https://amz.run/6nfO More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/19/20231 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Past Gas #191: JGTC: Every Car You Like Came from This Japanese Racing Series

A dreary rain set in over the Fuji Speedway during the 1998 All-Japan Grand Touring Championship. A thick wall of fog and relentless, heavy rain blanketed the racetrack in almost unmanageable conditions. Then, an accident between a Porsche and Ferrari changed the course of Japanese racing forever. How did racing in Japan go from boring to world-wide phenomenon? How did punishing drivers that won lead to better racing? And, how did a 1997 Chevy Cavalier wind up in the middle of a Japanese race? Today on Past Gas, the history of racing in Japan and some of the stories behind the All-Japan Grand Touring Championship. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Go to https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS for 10% off your first month! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/12/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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Past Gas #190: The Unsers: How ONE Family Kept Winning the Indy 500

By the last race in the 1985 Indy Car Series, the drivers’ championship had come down to a single point – between Al Unser and his son, Al Unser Jr. Al Unser Sr was already an accomplished racer, with 3 Indy 500’s and two National Championship wins under his belt, whereas his son’s career was just beginning, and a championship win would cement his place in the world of IndyCar racing. Al was faced with a unique decision – he could pass his rival to his third national championship, or keep his spot and let his son take the crown. It was at this moment that Al Unser Sr had to make a choice – was he a father or a racecar driver? But how did the Unser family earn their reputation in the world of automotive racing? What made them arguably the first family of Indy racing? And what does the future of racing hold for the new generation of Unsers? Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about the Unser family.  You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/5/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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Past Gas #189: Shelby Daytona Coupe: How Three Guys Beat Ferrari...Again

The story of the Shelby Daytona Cuope is well-told, and filmed, but the part played by its designer, Peter Brock, has been long overshadowed. Who was the designer of Shelby’s iconoclastic Daytona Coupe? How did he get such an important assignment at 27 years old? What did he do after the historic events that followed? All that and more, on Past Gas, about the Other Peter Brock and the Shelby Daytona Coupe. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Go to https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS to get 10% off your first month! Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get Valvoline for your car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/29/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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Past Gas #188: Willy T. Ribbs: The First Black Driver to Test a F1 Car

After blowing three engines, Willy T Ribbs was about to give up on his dream of running in the Indy 500. With only hours left to get into the race, his team disassembled the engine, assessed the situation, and tried for a fourth time. They succeeded. That was the day Willy became a part of racing - and more importantly - American history. But why did it take so long for Willy to get the start he deserved? Where did he get his brash attitude and how did that affect his career? And how did he finally become the first African-American driver to race in the Indy 500? Today on Past Gas, we look at a legend of both racing and civil rights, Willy T Ribbs. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Get started at https://Chime.com/GAS More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Past Gas #187: The Ferrari Curse Was Broken by an American

This is the second part of our two-parter on Phil Hill and the 1961 Formula One season, where the guys (and guest host Elizabeth Blackstock) ask – why was it a death sentence to drive for Ferrari? Aside from Phil Hill, who were some of these tragic figures? And why didn’t Enzo Ferrari go to the funerals of his drivers? Today on Past Gas, the story of how the Ferrari Curse was broken by an American. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Get Valvoline for your car! This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS to get 10% your first month. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Past Gas #186: The Last Time an American Won F1

This is Part 1 of our 2-part series on Phil Hill! Phil Hill spent his youth dreaming of driving foreign cars. He would read British race publications front to back. He grew to idolize the racers like Juan Manuel Fangio and Alberto Ascari and cars like Maseratis, Ferraris, and Triumphs. But for much of his life, it was just a dream. So how did the nervous son of a Postmaster and hymn composer become one of the most talented race car drivers of all time? Why did he leave racing near the peak of his career? What unfortunate event led to him winning a world championship? Today on Past Gas: part one of the story of Phil Hill and the 1961 Formula 1 season. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: You need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS Get Valvoline for your car! Get $20 off your first fix at https://StitchFix.com/GAS More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Past Gas #185: Viper: How the Most Boring Company Built the Most Insane Car

The year is 1988. Chrysler is getting pummeled by Ford and GM in sales, and the company’s lineup of cars weren’t inspiring consumer excitement. They needed a new, exciting car - and fast. Company VP Bob Lutz was driving to work in his 1985 Shelby Cobra when it hit him. The Cobra was exactly the kind of car Chrysler needed to add to its repertoire. So Bob put together a team, gave them a three-point directive, and the rest, as they say, is history. The result of Bob’s efforts was the iconic Dodge Viper. How did Lamborghini help Chrysler build an engine for a corvette-killer? Does a car need windows to sell? And was the Dodge Viper almost the final nail in Chrysler’s coffin? Today on Past Gas: the story of the development of the Dodge Viper. You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Get 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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Past Gas #184: The Rise & Fall of Mitsubishi

The year is 1870. And a samurai has just started a trading operation in a Japan still coming to grips with the modern world. Through hard work, ingenious engineering, and perhaps more than a little war profiteering, that company would later grow to be Mitsubishi - one of the four largest companies in one of the world's four largest economies. But how did sales plummet to just 15 percent of their peak in a few short years? How did the company watch Volkswagen's Dieselgate unfold and then TOP IT? And is Mitsubishi responsible for the trend of naming mid-size crossovers after once-iconic performance models? All that and more on today’s Past Gas - as we learn about the Rise and Fall of Mitsubishi. Also, you asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Get 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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Past Gas #183: Sebastien Loeb Was Built To Win

Eight-time World Rally champion Sébastien Ogier was primed to defend his title at the 2022 World Rallycross season opener at Monte Carlo. As the four-day event progressed, the man who’d dominated Rallycross for the last decade was in the lead… until he found himself competing with an unexpected aggressor: a 47-year-old dude who hadn’t participated in a WRC event in over a year, driving a car he’d never raced. It was Sébastien Loeb. How did Sébastien Loeb become a racing icon, despite not getting behind the wheel of a professional car until he was 21? How has he been able to dominate the highest levels of Rallycross, but take on Le Mans, The X-games, and The World Touring Car Championship? And what do other pillars of the racing world think of our boy Seb? We have answers to those questions and a whole lot more. Today on Past Gas, a closer look at modern racing legend - Sébastien Loeb. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Get 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/17/202346 minutes, 44 seconds
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Past Gas #182: The Wild Origin Story of the Mazda Miata

1989. The first episode of Seinfeld had just aired, Game Boys were flyin’ off the shelves, and the Berlin Wall was about to fall. But for car enthusiasts everywhere, 1989 will be remembered for something even bigger. The year that the Mazda MX-5 was released in the United States. How did the Miata become one of the most beloved two-seaters of all time? Who were the people who brought it to life? And how did a Japanese company end up making the ideal British roadster? Today on Past Gas: the origin story of the Mazda Miata. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/10/202355 minutes, 25 seconds
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Past Gas #181: How Two Brothers Brought F1 to Mexico

If you’re an F1 fan, you’re probably familiar with the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City. But who ARE the Hermanos Rodriguez? What impact did they have on motorsports in Mexico? And is being fearless really a good quality for a race car driver, or indicative of future disaster? Today on Past Gas, the story of Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/GAS to get 10% off your first month. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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Past Gas #180: The Surprisingly Long History of Getaway Cars

When we think of getaway cars, we usually think of criminals hopping into an automobile, perhaps after they’ve robbed a bank or a jewelry store, and speedily fleeing the scene to avoid being caught for their crime. But how did the term come to be? Who are the most infamous criminals to get behind the wheel? What kind of cars did they drive (and sometimes steal) to get the job done? And what are some of the inventive ways that these criminals put these cars to use? Today on Past Gas, the history of the getaway car. Start making your financial dreams a reality with Chime. Get started at https://chime.com/gas.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/202348 minutes, 3 seconds
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Past Gas #179: The F1 Driver Who Started as a Sheep Farmer

Jim Clark never intended to become a professional race car driver. What he wanted was to be a shepherd and eventually take over his family’s farm in Scotland. So, how did Jim’s unbelievable driving career come to be? Where and how did his natural driving talents get noticed? And in such a loud, colorful sport, how did Jim manage to snag the spotlight with such a quiet, humble persona? Today, on Past Gas, we cover the remarkable and record-breaking career that Jim Clark never saw coming. Thanks to our sponsors: Visit https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/202358 minutes, 32 seconds
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Past Gas #178: Keanu Reeves & Other Celebrities You Didn't Know Raced

Hollywood. LalaLand. The windy city of brotherly love. The stars of the screen are known for their outsized appetites for clothes, houses, and, most importantly to us, cars. While the majority of celebrities likely tool around in a Model X or a Rivian, there are some for whom this is not the way. Today on Past Gas, we are going to look at celebrities who consider cars and motorsport their calling. Who are these famous faces and what inspired them? Are they legit? And most importantly, what are they driving?! Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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Past Gas #177: How This Racing Underdog Became a Two-Time Champion

Gordon Johncock may not be a name you’re familiar with, but he’s a legend on the track - especially at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But how did Gordon Johncock achieve his status as a legend at the Indy 500? What caused him to shy away from the limelight? And what made Johncock racing’s unluckiest winner? Today on Past Gas, the story of Gordon Johncock. Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/6/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Past Gas #176: Citroen: The Quirky French Company Has Been Hiding How Cool They Are

In December of 1922, French industrialist and innovator André-Gustave Citroën was determined to show the world how tough his cars could be. Though the Citroëns were simple and affordable, he knew they were built to handle any terrain… even the Saharan Desert. But how exactly did the company’s founder, André Citroën, get his start? How did Citroën cars set the standard for how automobiles could be made more accessible for consumers? And how did André Citroën almost lose it all? On today’s episode of Past Gas, we’re talkin’ Citroën. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Get started with your credit journey at https://chime.com/gas! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/202354 minutes, 11 seconds
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Past Gas #175: From Mythbusters to 500+ MPH - Jessi Combs is the Fastest Woman on Earth

Few people in human history have been infected with a love for automobiles and pushing their limits quite like Jessi Combs. But how did one of the most recognizable faces in automotive television also become the fastest woman on earth? How did Jessi manage to excel in multiple high-pressure, male-dominated industries? And what led to the tragic crash that claimed Jessi’s life? Today on Past Gas, we’re learning about the life of modern automotive legend Jessi Combs Check out our video mentioned in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGmzUSxG8LI&t=788s Thanks to our sponsors: Shop Tommy John’s colorful NEW spring designs at https://TommyJohn.com/GAS and get 20% off your first order! Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions— and manage your expenses the easy way — by going to https://RocketMoney.com/gas Visit https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Visit BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/202347 minutes, 28 seconds
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Past Gas #174: This Racer's "Career-Ending" Injuries Couldn’t Keep Him from the Track

If you’re a fan of American racing, chances are you know the name AJ Foyt. But how did this fiery Texan write himself into the history books? How did he manage to come back after career-ending injuries? And what made AJ Foyt so dominant for so long? Today, on Past Gas, the life and times of one of America’s most well-known drivers, AJ Foyt. Thanks to our sponsors: Visit https://Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/gas Get Valvoline for your car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/13/202357 minutes, 37 seconds
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Past Gas #173: Why Red Bull’s Winning Streak Is No Accident

In 2004, Ford decided they were done with Formula One, and started looking for someone to buy the remnants of their failed team, Jaguar. Luckily, an energy drink company was eager to take the reins. That’s right - Red Bull had decided to launch an official Formula One racing team, and little did the world know that they were about to change racing forever. But how has a team that’s been around for less than 20 years become one of the most successful Formula One organizations in the world? Who were the personalities that made Red Bull what it is today? And how does all of this lead back to a toothpaste businessman with a wicked case of jetlag? Crack a fresh silo, because today on Past Gas, we’re talking about Red Bull Racing… before they were the powerhouse team we know today. Thanks to our sponsors: Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Visit https://www.Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Get 35% off site wide when you use code “DRS” at https://CozyEarth.com  Get 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas  Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and use code GAS.  Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).  21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply.  $200 in Free Bets: Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 bet. Promo code req. $200 issued as free bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Super Boost: Valid 1 Odds Boost Token per customer after opt-in each day for eligible Super Bowl LVII prop markets only. Token must be used BEFORE placing eligible bet between 6-9PM ET daily. Odds boosts and prop markets will vary. Max bet limits apply. Tokens are non-cashable, non-refundable, and cannot be withdrawn. Boost Token expire daily at 9PM ET. There are no restrictions on the funds a customer will receive if their bet wins. If their bet loses, they will not receive any reward. Offer period valid 2/6/23 - 2/11/23.  See terms at https://sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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Past Gas #172: Penske: How a Small Dealership Grew Into a Racing Empire

Roger Penske Racing’s debut was going pretty well… until his team’s Corvette t-boned a slower competitor in the middle of the night session. But failure was not an option for Roger Penske, and nothing was going to spoil his first race as an owner. A perfectionist with a compulsive need to win, Roger instructed his team to grab two flashlights and some duct tape. This car was going to get back on the track… How did Roger Penske go from racing to running a team? Why did he walk away from driving at the height of his career? What is it that makes Penske one of the winningest team owners in racing history? Today on Past Gas, the story of The Captain himself, Roger Penske. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to https://RocketMoney.com/gas! Get 35% off site wide when you use the code “DRS” at https://CozyEarth.com Get started with your credit journey at https://chime.com/gas! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Past Gas #171: Harley Davidson: The Rise and Fall …and Rise Again???

Whether you’re kicking up dust on your favorite dirt bike, or screaming a crotch rocket down the 101 at midnight, there’s nothing on earth like riding a motorcycle. But Harley Davidson bikes are a little different. Maybe it’s their sound, maybe it’s their mystique, maybe it’s a century’s worth of market dominance. But how did the hogs get their start? What led to the company’s meteoric rise in automotive culture? And where does H-D stand today? Strap on your saddlebags. This week on Past Gas, we’re taking a look at one of the most iconic automotive brands in America: Harley Davidson. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 20% off and FREE SHIPPING with the code GAS20 at https://Manscaped.com! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self. Get 20% off your first purchase at https://TommyJohn.com/GAS right now for Valentine’s Day! Get $20 off your first fix at https://StitchFix.com/GAS! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/23/20231 hour, 8 minutes
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Past Gas #170: F1’s Greatest Rivalries: Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna

Alain Prost was a fiery Frenchman, and an elite driver known for dominating the track like no driver before him. But along with his unrivaled success, The Professor had an extremely combustible personality and made more than one enemy on his path to glory. But how did this son of a small-town handyman become an F1 driver in the first place? What led to Prost’s legendary personal feud with Ayrton Senna? And how does Alain’s legacy stand up against recent greats like Schumacher and Hamilton? Today on Past Gas, the fastest Frenchman in F1 history - Alain Prost - and the feud that captivated the world of motorsport. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Cozy Earth provided an exclusive offer for my listener’s today: 35% off site wide when you use the code “DRS” at https://cozyearth.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/16/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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Past Gas #169: The Japanese Car Video That Inspired a Generation

Twenty years before the launch of YouTube, tuning shops partnered with tuner magazines and illegal street racers in Japan to produce one of the most legendary viral car videos in history. The video would go on to cement careers, create massive media franchises, and ultimately resulted in an entirely new motorsport. And it was all done with one of the most unlikely cars anyone could have imagined at the time - the Toyota AE86. Who is “The Drift King” Keiichi Tsuchiya? How did drifting go from legitimate track technique to illegal underground activity and back to legitimate motorsport? And how did a small series of VHS tapes go on to change the automotive world forever? This is Past Gas - on Keiichi Tsuchiya and Pluspy, the viral car video that inspired a generation. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Cancel unwanted subscriptions — and manage your expenses the easy way — by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get. 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Past Gas #168 -Bernie Eccelstone: The Villain Who Saved F1

Bernie Ecclestone: a name more commonly spit out than spoken. How did the son of a fisherman, born into poverty, come to be a billionaire? How does a man go from living in the northern English countryside to jet-setting with a string of new wives over the course of his life? What kind of person could have such an incredible hero’s journey, only to end up the villain in the eyes of the public? Today on Past Gas - the story of the notorious and controversial Bernie Ecclestone. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Go to https://StitchFix.com/GAS to get $20 off your first fix. Get started with your credit journey at https://chime.com/gas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/2/20231 hour, 58 seconds
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Past Gas #167 - Santa's Coal Bag: We Did All Your Crummy Ideas

December, 2022. Everywhere, work is winding down for the holidays. Everywhere, except of course, the Past Gas Studio. After a year of epic and inspiring stories, producers Kristina and Gavin are wringing their hands, anxious because the upcoming episode list is looking thinner than Ken Miles after 24 hours of Le Mans. That's when Kristina has a brilliant idea. "Dear Santa, what I would like more than anything in this world is some banger ass ideas for our podcast.” Then, without warning, the Past Gas inbox magically starts filling up with emails. Will they be GOOD? Kind of offensive? Typo-ridden? Or has Kristina’s Christmas wish come true… Today, on Past Gas - we’re gonna find out. The boys are gonna learn a little bit about seven different listener-submitted suggestions. This is Santa’s Coal Bag: We Did Your Shitty Ideas. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Cancel unwanted subscriptions— and manage your expenses the easy way — by going to https://RocketMoney.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/26/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Past Gas #166 -The Wild & True Story of the Fast & Furious, Part 2

On November 7th, 2021, Vin Diesel, the executive producer and star of the Fast and Furious franchise decided to post a public message on Instagram to the biggest action star in the world, Dwayne Johnson. The co-stars had been making snarky comments about each other in interviews or saying cryptic things on social media for years. For a while, it seemed like they had let bygones be bygones. Yet with the tenth iteration of the franchise about to start production, Diesel decided to create some waves… Can the Fast and Furious franchise find an identity before it's too late? What is the future for Brian O’Connor after Paul Walke’s tragic death? And is it possible for a car to drive out of an airplane and land safely before the plane crashes? This week on Past Gas, the second of our two-part series on the Fast and Furious franchise. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Get Valvoline for your car! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/19/202257 minutes, 28 seconds
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Past Gas #165 -The Wild & True Story of the Fast & Furious, Part 1

After Rob Cohen read the article, “Racer X,” about an underground New York world of street racing he couldn’t stop thinking about its potential. He had to see it for himself. So his friend and auto journalist R.J. de Vera brought him to a race. The experience left him hooked. He knew he had a story. The only question was, could he sell it? Who started modern urban street racing and why did they love imported cars? Are cars cool enough to be the stars of a movie franchise? Why didn’t the original script for The Fast and The Furious make the cut? And how much Vin Diesel is enough Vin Diesel? Today on Past Gas – the first chapter in our two-part series on the wild and true story behind the Fast and Furious franchise. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Go to https://PIAVPN.com/gas to get 82% off your VPN service + 4 free months with a 2-year plan! Sign up today at https://philo.tv and use promo code GAS to get 50% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/13/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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This Guy Bought The Honda F1 Team For $1.46 (Re-Release)

In 2009, Ross Brawn bought the ENTIRE Honda F1 team for a SINGLE British pound. What came next was a season that went down as the most remarkable David and Goliath story in Formula One history. How did Brawn GP beat other teams, that had been established for decades? What’s the team’s legacy in F1? And how does an F1 team get sold for the price of a candy bar? Today on Past Gas, the incredible story of Brawn GP, a single-season F1 team that never should have existed in the first place. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 33% off everything, plus free shipping at https://TommyJohn.com/GAS. It’s one of Tommy John’s BIGGEST sales of the year! Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Get rid of useless subscriptions with Rocket Money now by going to https://RocketMoney.com/gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/5/202258 minutes, 34 seconds
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Past Gas #164 - The History of the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 is an arduous 1000-mile drive through the remote and desolate Baja Peninsula. For many, it wasn’t a question of when you finished, but if you’d finish at all. The route is treacherous, and so is the weather. Drivers face flash floods and fog. Scorching heat and freezing cold. Rocks and boulders and unpredictable herds of animals. And if one broke down or got injured… the journey might cost a driver their life. How did a publicity stunt organized by a Hollywood stuntman grow into such a prestigious race? What has kept drawing racers back to the Baja 1000 for the last 55 years? And what makes the Baja 1000 one of the most treacherous races in the world? Today on Past Gas, the story of the Baja 1000. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 33% off everything, plus free shipping at https://TommyJohn.com/GAS. It’s one of Tommy John’s BIGGEST sales of the year! Get a 60-day free trial at https://www.shipstation.com/pastgas. Thanks to ShipStation for sponsoring the show! Go to https://PHILO.TV and use promo code GAS to get 50% off your first month to start watching today!  Start your credit journey today at https://chime.com/gas.  This show is sponsored by BetterHelp. Save 10% off your first month at https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/28/202258 minutes, 4 seconds
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Past Gas #163 - How the 924 & 944 Saved Porsche

Porsche has such panache that it’s easy to assume they’ve been a rock-solid luxury import since the beginning. They’re owned by Volkswagen, they have a stellar racing resume, and they’re one of the most respected brands by aficionados and casual drivers alike. But it wasn’t always that way. Porsche has been on the brink of bankruptcy not once, but three times, since they began production. How did they survive?! Today, on Past Gas – the story of how Porsche has gone from penthouse to outhouse and back again, while creating some incredible vehicles along the way.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp Therapy Online. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas to get 10% off your first month. Get 20% off + free shipping sitewide with our exclusive link https://vincerocollective.com/GAS  Sign up today at https://philo.tv and use promo code GAS to get 50% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/21/202251 minutes, 14 seconds
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Past Gas #162 - The Hill Family Racing Dynasty

In the autumn of 1975, Graham Hill was in a new phase of his life. He had just retired from Formula One as a two-time World Champion, as well as the only driver in history to win the F1 championship, Indianapolis 500, and 24h of Le Mans. From cinematic near-death experiences to triumphant comebacks, Graham Hill was a living legend. But on a cold and foggy November evening in 1975, Graham’s heroic life came to a sudden and tragic end, leaving his family both broken and broke, with his only son Damon left to pick up the pieces. Would Damon achieve greatness like his father? Or would the pressure of being Graham Hill’s son prove to be too big of a burden? Today on Past Gas, the incredible careers of Graham and Damon Hill. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get two, 10 oz ribeyes FREE in every box for a whole year when you join at https://ButcherBox.com/GAS and use code GAS. Plus an additional $10 off! Go to https://PIAVPN.com/gas to get 82% off your VPN service plus 4 free months with a 2-year plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Past Gas #161: Subaru Made War Planes?!

It’s no secret that the global auto industry was turned on its head during World War II. From Subaru to Chrysler, nearly every major car company stopped in their tracks to help their respective nations during the horrifying conflict. But which companies were the biggest players? What instruments of war did these industrial bohemothes create? And when the dust settled, how did these automakers recover? Today on Past Gas, we’re taking a look at some of the car companies that made a massive impact on World War II. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp Therapy Online. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas to get 10% off your first month. Need to hire? You need Indeed. Visit https://indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Cancel unnecessary subscriptions with Rocket Money today at https://RocketMoney.com/GAS. Visit https://StitchFix.com/GAS today for $20 off your first fix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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The World's Most Expensive Car Collection Is Rotting Away (REPLAY)

Catch our episode of the Sultan of Brunei yet again, on this exclusive episode revisit (with a quick message from Joe!) Today on Past Gas-- the Sultan of Brunei, owner of the largest, most expensive car collection of all time. For decades, the Sultan had a shadowy but significant influence on the automotive industry, ordering one-of-a-kind supercars ranging from Ferraris to Aston Martins. Why did the Sultan choose to spend his vast fortune on thousands of cars, worth billions of dollars? Forget barn finds… today James, Nolan, and Joe talk PALACE finds… it’s the Sultan of Brunei and his massive hoard of cars. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Sign up today at https://butcherbox.com/GAS and use code GAS to get one 10 to 14 pound Turkey FREE in your first box. Start your credit journey with Chime at https://chime.com/gas.  For a limited time, our listeners can get 50% off up to a $20 valley, and $0 delivery fees when you download the DoorDash app and enter code DRS.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/31/202253 minutes, 28 seconds
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Past Gas #160: Australia’s Favorite Race Car Driver Loved Crystals

Australian motorsport legend Peter Brock spent years driving for Holden, an Australian subsidiary of General Motors. But when he became a little too interested in New Age theory in the late 1980s, he not only destroyed his longtime business partnership with Australia’s largest automaker, but nearly killed his illustrious career in motorsports. How did Peter Brock, a true wrencher, come to embrace the New Age? Why did this racing legend, who had spent a lifetime gaining the trust and loyalty of an Australian autosports powerhouse, risk it all for a box of crystals? Who was to blame? Today on Past Gas - the true story of Peter Brock and his energy polarizer. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://RexMD.com/GAS today to get started with a starter pack prescription of generic Viagra or Cialis. All orders come with FREE 2-day shipping. Rex MD- the authority in men’s telehealth. Get Valvoline for your car! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas to get 10% off your first month. Start your credit journey with Chime at https://chime.com/gas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/24/202252 minutes, 40 seconds
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Past Gas #159: How Semi-Trucks Built America

Ahhhh, the glorious open road. Cruisin’ USA. In America, the road trip is a rite of passage, a tradition passed down from generation to generation, and it wouldn’t be possible without the American Interstate Highway system, one of the greatest public works projects ever executed in this country. How long did such a behemoth task take to complete? How many roads were constructed? Who paid for it? How did it affect American culture and industry? And maybe most importantly, what’s the friggin’ coolest 18-Wheeler? On this week's Past Gas – The History of The US Highway System and The Growth of Trucking. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to https://RexMD.com/GAS today to get started with a starter pack prescription of generic Viagra or Cialis. All orders come with FREE 2-day shipping. Rex MD- the authority in men’s telehealth. Sponsored by Masterworks. New Haven Research is a website owned and operated by Masterworks. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.io/cd This is not financial or legal advice. Sign up today at https://butcherbox.com/GAS and use code GAS to get one 10-14 pound Turkey FREE in your first box. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/17/202255 minutes, 4 seconds
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Past Gas #158: What Happened to Suzuki?

Before 2020, Suzuki hadn’t taken home a MotoGP championship in two decades. But then one young Mallorcan rider turned it all around… for a single season. Today on Past Gas – How did Suzuki switch from building looms to crafting some of the best motorcycles on the planet? Why did they pull their cars from the US market? And are they getting out of racing, for good? More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Cancel unnecessary subscriptions with Rocket Money by going to https://RocketMoney.com/gas. Visit BetterHelp.com/pastgas to get 10% off your first month. Start your credit journey with Chime at https://chime.com/gas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/202257 minutes, 47 seconds
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Past Gas #157: Parnelli Jones’ Goggles Full of Blood

Parnelli Jones is a living legend with the literal track record to prove it. But how did Parnelli achieve that kind of status? What impact did he have on the world of racing, including the cars themselves? And what kind of legacy does the Parnelli Jones name carry, on and off the track? Today on Past Gas, we talk about the unstoppable Parnelli Jones. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Visit http://Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Start your credit journey at https://chime.com/gas.  Sign up today at https://butcherbox.com/GAS and use code BONUS100 to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $100 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/3/202255 minutes, 34 seconds
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Past Gas #156: When Castro Kidnapped an F1 Superstar

Professional racecar driver Juan Manuel Fangio was eager to meet up with his friends and soak up the beautiful February evening in downtown Havana. After winning his fourth consecutive Formula One Drivers’ Championship, Fangio had been invited to Cuba by the president himself. But Fidel Castro’s comrades from the 26th of July movement had other plans. How did Juan Manuel Fangio go from his modest upbringing to become one of the most famous sports figures in the world? What makes his career in Formula One so special? And why on earth was he thrust into the middle of Cuba’s volatile political crises?! Today on Past Gas - the career and kidnapping of Juan Manuel Fangio. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Get $20 off your first fix at https://StitchFix.com/GAS Visit https://BetterHelp.com/pastgas today to get 10% off your first month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/202247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Past Gas #155: Paul Newman - Coolest Man of All-Time

At hour 23 of the 24h of Le Mans, Dick Barbour Racing was in the lead. But there was a problem - something was wrong with the left front wheel. As driver Rolf Stommelen eased the Porsche into the pits, his teammate, Paul Newman, scampered out with the crew to -– wait what? Paul Newman? Butch Cassidy Paul Newman? He was a driver at Le Mans? How the heck did a pretty-boy actor manage to gain the respect of the racing world? How did he START his racing career in his mid-40s, and not only compete, but win? Today on Past Gas, the racing career of the late, great Paul Newman. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Skip the Masterworks waitlist at masterworks.art/pastgas and invest in art today. Net est. returns for all realized and unrealized offerings 15.3%, from inception through 6/30/22.  See important Reg A and performance disclosures: masterworks.com/cd   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/19/202250 minutes, 26 seconds
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Past Gas #154: Leaded Gas Was Really Bad

Today on Past Gas is the insidious story of how GM scientists developed a type of gasoline that caused insanity, sickness, and maybe even murder. This story is so devious that it might feel like a cheap dime store novel, but everything we’re going to tell you is true. Why was lead added to fuel in the first place? Who was the scientist behind it? How did the American government let this happen? And did leaded fuel actually lead to an increase in serial killers?! Let’s find out. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Sign up today at butcherbox.com/GAS and use code GAS to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $10 off your first order.  Get 20% OFF @vincerocollective + Free Shipping with promo code Gas at vincerocollective.com/gas! #vincerocollective Cancel unnecessary subscriptions with Rocket Money by going to RocketMoney.com/gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/12/202254 minutes, 27 seconds
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Past Gas #153: The First Cross-Country Road Trip

It’s 1903, and an out-of-work doctor, Horatio Nelson Jackson, is fiercely defending the world’s most exciting invention – the automobile – against a group of men who are POSITIVE that the car was just a fad. Jackson was so sure of himself that he bet $50 that he could take a car from San Francisco to New York City… a feat that had never been done before. Yes, he was going to embark on a road trip at a time when there were no highways, no road maps, no street signs, no gas stations, and no Red Roof Inn’s. Was the automobile even capable of such a journey? How would Horatio Nelson Jackson, an altogether inexperienced driver, complete this treacherous mission? And would he ever see that $50 again? Today on Past Gas, the story of the first cross-country road trip. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Sign up today at butcherbox.com/GAS and use code GAS to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $10 off your first order.  Sign up for a Chime Checking Account at chime.com/gas. Visit Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/5/202250 minutes, 51 seconds
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Past Gas #152: Frank Williams on F1-boy Island

Frank Williams is a legendary figure in the world of Formula One racing. But how did Frank go from being too broke for a room in a “motorsports frat house” to building one of the most enduring teams in Formula One history? When was the moment that finally turned Frank’s luck around? And how, after a life-altering accident, did Frank Williams keep going? Today on Past Gas, the story of the legendary Frank Williams. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! This episode is sponsored by Better Help. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/pastgas Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code pastgas to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/29/202256 minutes, 49 seconds
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Past Gas #151: IndyCar vs. CART vs. ChampCar

Tony Stewart was about to run his first Indy 500. It should have been the best day of his life.. but he was the only star who showed up. That fateful day is now known in racing lore as part of “The Split.” But how did open-wheel racing get to that point? What exactly is the difference between CART and IndyCar and Champ Car and all the other names we call this sport? And why does it always seem to be in turmoil? Today on Past Gas, it’s a brief history of the many dramatic twists and turns in the world of IndyCar. More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Sign up today at butcherbox.com/GAS and use code BONUS100 to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $100 off your first order.  Start cancelling your unused subscriptions and save money at RocketMoney.com/gas Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code pastgas to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/22/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Past Gas #150: Jeremy Clarkson's Strong Arms

Jeremy Clarkson is one of the world’s most famous authorities on cars. As Top Gear’s most notorious host, Clarkson has been a major part of car culture since he first started hosting the show in 1988. But to many outside of the car community, he’s despised for his offensive and controversial opinions. How did it come to this? Why is Jeremy Clarkson so revered by car enthusiasts, yet reviled by almost everyone else? Are we able to separate the art from the artist, or are his actions unforgivable? All that and more, for today’s 150th episode of Past Gas – on the notorious Jeremy Clarkson. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! This episode is sponsored by Better Help. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/pastgas Sign up today at butcherbox.com/GAS and use code BONUS100 to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $100 off your first order.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/15/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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Donut Media Presents: Donut Racing Show

In the first episode of Donut Media's new Formula One-centric podcast, hosts Nolan Sykes (Donut Media), Alanis King (Business Insider, Jalopnik), and Elizabeth Blackstock (Jalopnik) take you through the highs and lows of Sunday's French Grand Prix. From driver Charles LeClerc's horror movie scream to boyish radio bickering during the battle for third, we're gonna cover it all! More about the show:  Donut Racing Show (DRS) brings a cheap beer mindset to the champagne-popping podium of Formula One racing. If you only watch the race on Sunday, you’re missing 70% of the picture... and that’s where we come in. Let Donut Media’s Nolan Sykes, and motor-journalists Alanis King (Business Insider, Jalopnik) and Elizabeth Blackstock (Jalopnik), be your friendly guides to the wild world of Formula One. From the frustrations (FERRARI!) to the glory (RED BULL!) to the downright disappointing (MERCEDES?!), Donut Racing Show is here for you. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: https://bit.ly/DonutRacingShow.  Follow The Hosts: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Alanis on IG and Twitter @alanisnking Follow Elizabeth on IG @elizablackstock and Twitter @eliz_blackstock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/11/202252 minutes, 33 seconds
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Past Gas #149: Leena Gade - Control What You Can!

Since 2000, Audi has won the 24h of Le Mans a whopping 13 times. And three of those wins were under the watchful eye and talents of lead engineer, Leena Gade. How did a daughter of Indian immigrants become an engineer for a world renowned racing team? What other women paved the way for her groundbreaking victory? And what effect did her successes have on the future of women in motorsport? Today on Past Gas: Audi’s champion engineer, Leena Gade. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Head to GO.FACTOR75.com/gas130 and use code gas130 to get $130 off across 6 boxes.  Claim your $75 CREDIT now at Indeed.com/PASTGAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/8/202253 minutes, 58 seconds
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Past Gas #148: Bonneville Salt Flats, WE WANT THAT BRINE!

When Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to reach 300 mph, his astonishing feat grasped the world’s attention. And what was once a secret was then widely known – the Bonneville Salt Flats were the fastest place on Earth. How were the salt flats formed to begin with? Why are they so amazing for speed trials? And are they impervious to the effects of climate change? Today on Past Gas, the history of the Bonneville Salt Flats. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Get started at chime.com/gas. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/4/202256 minutes, 12 seconds
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Past Gas #147: Jackie Stewart Gets Filthy on Vacation

Sir Jackie Stewart is one of F1's most legendary drivers. But right before the Flying Scot was to begin his 100th career Formula One start... he retired. Why did he stop at #99? And how did he become even MORE influential in motorsport after his retirement? Today on Past Gas, the story of the unforgettable Sir Jackie Stewart. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Download the FREE Upside App and use promo code pastgas to get $5 or more cash back on your first purchase of $10 or more. Sign up today at stitchfix.com/GAS to get $20 off your first purchase. Get started at chime.com/gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/202251 minutes, 11 seconds
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Past Gas #146: The Family Car Under Our Noses

Ah, the “family car.” We each remember our treasured childhood vehicle differently, for it contained multitudes: road trips, melted gummy bears, questionable air conditioning... But what does the term “family car” mean to the auto industry? The family segment has had to evolve and change with the times perhaps more than any other type of car. Today on Past Gas: the societal changes that drove innovation behind the family car. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp,com/pastgas. Every Man Jack Men’s Care – Naturally Derived, Outdoor Inspired. Look for them at Target, Walmart, Amazon, or everymanjack.com. Head to go.factor75.com/gas120 and use code gas120 to get $120 off. Get Valvoline for your car! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 1 minute, 26 seconds
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Past Gas #145: Alex Zanardi is Han Solo

Alex Zanardi is a champion, a survivor, and a legend. From his father’s garage, to Formula One, to spinning the first celebratory donut, to the Paralympic Games, this fearless Italian has been unstoppable. If there weren't so many people who witnessed his incredible journey in motorsport, you'd think it was scripted. Today, we're taking a deep dive into one of the most mind-blowingly inspirational figures in racing history: Alex Zanardi. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. Visit Indeed.com/PASTGAS to start hiring now. Try EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to everyplate.com and entering code gas179. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/11/202249 minutes, 29 seconds
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Past Gas #144: Danica Patrick: Better Than Ricciardo?

Danica Patrick was one tough cookie, a spitfire, and all those other lightly patronizing names you might call a strong woman in a male-dominated sport. She’s also a self-made mogul, icon, and champion… all achieved before the age of 40. How did she get her start? How many records did she actually break? And how did she become one of the most notorious figures in racing, despite never winning a championship? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Get started at chime.com/gas. Sign up today at stitchfix.com/GAS to get $20 off your first purchase Get Valvoline for your car! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/4/202257 minutes, 39 seconds
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Past Gas #143: Mario Andretti's Purple Cotton Briefs

There’s probably thirty people on Earth who have never heard the name Mario Andretti. And that’s because Mario Andretti is racing royalty. Today on Past Gas-the story of "Driver of the Century" Mario Andretti. How would Andretti’s childhood living in a WWII refugee camp spark his racing career? What impact did Andretti have on the future of race cars? What led to the Andretti family’s racing dynasty? And is the Andretti Curse REAL?! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Head to https://policygenius.com/GAS to get your free home & auto insurance quotes and see how much you could save. Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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Past Gas #142: The Racer With A Talent For Drug Smuggling

Randy Lanier was one of the most exciting race car drivers of the 80’s-- but he also had a secret life as a drug smuggler. How did these two pursuits intertwine in the psyche of an adrenaline junkie? Was Randy a better smuggler, or a driver? And just how did a young guy from Virginia turn into a drug kingpin? All this and more on today's episode of Past Gas… More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Get Valvoline for your car! Get started at chime.com/gas. Go to creditkarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/20/202256 minutes, 35 seconds
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Past Gas #141: Suzuki Turned A Motorcycle Racer Into A Spy

Today on Past Gas, the story of the motorcycle racer turned spy Ernst Degner-- as well as that of a Nazi engineer named Walter Kaaden. Why was Degner leaving East Germany at the height of his fame? How was the Japanese company Suzuki embroiled in his defection? And what secrets did Degner have stuffed in a briefcase that he was carrying with him on that Autumn day in communist Germany? Degner and Walter’s destinies were shaped by larger-than-life forces-- but through a series of choices of their own making, they shaped their futures, and in the process, altered the history of motorcycle racing forever. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Sign up today at stitchfix.com/GAS to get $20 off your first purchase Try EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to everyplate.com and entering code gas179. Visit itrustcapital.com to start investing today. Get Valvoline for your car! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/202255 minutes, 36 seconds
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Past Gas #140: Ford Almost Dies Again

TODAY ON PAST GAS: The 2008 crash nearly killed Detroit. How did Ford survive not one but two massive financial calamities within a span of five years? Could Ford transition from its history of larger than life, charismatic leaders, to someone with a steadier hand? There’s arguably an alternate reality where Ford-- and its American competitors-- completely folded just over a decade ago. Is a guy you may have never heard of-- Alan Mulally-- the GOAT of resurrecting dying companies? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Sign up for Indeed now and get a $75 credit toward your first sponsored job. Plus earn up to $500 extra in sponsored job credits with Indeed’s Virtual Interviews. Visit indeed.com/PASTGAS to learn more. Head to https://policygenius.com/GAS to get your free home & auto insurance quotes and see how much you could save. Visit onepeloton.com to learn more.  Get Valvoline for your car! Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/gas. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/202254 minutes, 10 seconds
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Is The Yugo REALLY The Worst Car Ever Made?

The list of all-time worst cars wouldn’t be complete without the infamous… Yugo. Yes, it was objectively a bad car, but that’s not the whole story. Today on Past Gas, what’s the real story behind what’s perhaps the most notorious car flop of all time? Is this a story about failure.. Or something else entirely? Could there be something redeemable about a 45-horsepower jalopy built in the backwoods of Serbia? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they go deep on the Yugo. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Every Man Jack Men’s Care – Naturally Derived, Outdoor Inspired. Look for them at Target, Walmart, Amazon, or everymanjack.com. Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Get Valvoline for your car! Get started with Chime today. Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/gas. Visit itrustcapital.com to start investing today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/202259 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Best Last Sports Sedan from Car Show! with Eddie Alterman

We’re shaking things up today and sharing a preview from Car Show!, a new podcast from our friends at Pushkin Industries. Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman tells the stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. In this preview, Eddie and fellow car enthusiast Malcolm Gladwell share an ode to sport-sedan purity, before automation and excessive trim ruined everything. You can listen to the full episode and more from Car Show! at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/carshow?sid=gas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/20228 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Stirling Moss’ Sportsmanship Destroyed His Shot At F1 Glory

Today on Past Gas… how did one man break three world speed records, win almost half of his 529 races, and dominate the Nurburgring 1000 three years in a row? How did this household name give away his only shot at winning an F1 Championship Title? Who was this British driver… the king whom racing never crowned? Today on Past Gas, one of the greatest F1 drivers to NOT be the champ… Stirling Moss. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Sign up today at stitchfix.com/GAS to get $20 off your first purchase Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. Try EveryPlate for just $1.79 per meal by going to everyplate.com and entering code gas179. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Get Valvoline for your car! Go to creditkarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you. Don’t miss out on all the action this week at DraftKings! Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app today! Use code GAS at sign up If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202243 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Sainz Family Has Rally AND F1 Racing In Their Blood

The Sainz family is indisputably racing royalty-- in rally AND F1. How does a father’s legendary WRC career translate to a son’s success in the most elite motorsport on earth? What do Carlos Sainz Sr. and Jr. have in common? How are they different? Can driving be in your DNA? Today on Past Gas, we discuss the legendary career of Carlos Sainz Sr. and what it could mean for one of Formula One’s rising stars, his son, Carlos Sainz Jr. It’s nature, nurture, blood, sweat, and tears all mixed together-- to tell the story of the Sainzes. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Get the full story at masterworks.art/pastgas. Visit iTrust.Capital/gas start investing today. Get Valvoline for your car today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/202248 minutes, 11 seconds
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James Hunt Was F1's Most Troubled Star

James Hunt is known as the out of control rockstar of F1. At his peak, he was one of the most colorful figures in the history of Grand Prix racing. How did he hit his peak for a legendary season of racing? How did his rivalry with Niki Lauda shape him? And how did his partying and self-destructive behavior eventually cost him… everything? You may think you know James Hunt, but there’s much more to the man than his legendary infamy. Today on Past Gas: James Hunt’s daring, dangerous life and career. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Head to policygenius.com to get your free life insurance quotes and see how much you could save. Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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The Carrera Panamericana Is One Of The Most Dangerous Races Ever

Some call it the most dangerous event in Mexican history… and with a mortality rate of five people killed every year, it certainly proved deadly to participants and spectators alike… Today on PAST GAS, we’re taking a trip to the Sierra Madres and looking back on the original Carrera Panamericana, also known to friends, acquaintances and loved ones as carrera de la muerte… the race of death. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Start hiring now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/PASTGAS. Show your support for the show by going to this special url – thezebra.com/PASTGAS and get your free quote today! So what are you waiting for? Hopefully not your paycheck. Get started with Chime today. Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/gas. Go to creditkarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the card for you. Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now, use promo code GAS, bet just $1 on Formula racing, and get $100 in free bets no matter what. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NJ/ NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/202252 minutes, 56 seconds
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Monster Trucks Took Project Cars To The Extreme

Giant vehicles crushing rows upon rows of junker cars in a massive, dirt-filled arena packed to the gills with screaming fans of all ages. Today on Past Gas… MONSTER TRUCKS! From USA-1 to Gravedigger, what are the craziest monster trucks ever? What were the big rivalries in the sport? Who were the monstrous innovators who brought these Frankensteinian creations to life? Buckle up, slap on that helmet, and let’s talk about the Bigfoot in the room -- monster trucks! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Every Man Jack Men’s Care – Naturally Derived, Outdoor Inspired. Look for them at Target, Walmart, Amazon, or everymanjack.com. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jeff Gordon’s Legacy Was Tested By Tragedy...and the Tabloids

Jeff Gordon’s career thus far was as close to a fairytale as one can get. Before the age of 30 he had won three championships, barely missing out on a fourth, while becoming the face of NASCAR. With the joy of his early success came also the burden of high expectations. Today on Past Gas: Could Jeff Gordon continue to meet sky high expectations and become the greatest driver of all time? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. For a limited time, new users can get $10 in free Bitcoin when you sign up today at coinbase.com/donut. Show your support for the show by going to this special url – thezebra.com/PASTGAS and get your free quote today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jeff Gordon Made NASCAR Mainstream

Today on Past Gas… Jeff Gordon! How did a kid who grew up 20 miles from San Francisco take over a rugged sport which sprung from the illicit moonshine running business in the south? What made Gordon so good at such a young age? How would Jeff navigate the fever of fame? Did his popularity in the media ultimately overshadow his abilities as a race car driver? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Go to goodchop.com/gas100 and use code gas100 to get $100 off your first 3 boxes. Ready to apply? Head to creditkarma.com/loanoffers to see personalized offers. Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/202245 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Man Behind One of F1's Most Legendary Names

As a mechanic and engineer, Jack Brabham brought ideas to the forefront of automotive construction that would have a lasting effect on the game. And as a race car driver, he brought a wild and unruly Australian flavor to the track - putting Oz on the racing map for decades to come. How did one Aussie from humble beginnings turn into an innovative racer, engineer, a three time Formula One World Champion AND get a suburb named after him? Today on Past Gas, we discuss racing legend Jack Brabham and how he got good at, well… everything. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/pastgas. Every Man Jack Men’s Care – Naturally Derived, Outdoor Inspired. Look for them at Target, Walmart, Amazon, or everymanjack.com. Compare and save on insurance in minutes.Show your support for the show by going to this special url – thezebra.com/pastgas and get your free quote today! So what are you waiting for? Hopefully not your paycheck. Get started with Chime today. Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/gas. Check out Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5! Pick up your copy today: http://bit.ly/3qHlaWG Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/202245 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why 1973 Was The Worst Year for Cars

1973 was undeniably the worst year in nearly a century of American cars. Why were Americans so scared of running out of gas they were brawling at the pumps? How and why did American manufacturers make undeniably inferior cars for over a decade– and how did they dig themselves out of a mess that was largely of their own creation? Today on Past Gas we’re diving into the dark history of the Malaise Era … buckle up, or don’t, we won’t be going that fast. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: For a limited time, new users can get $10 in free Bitcoin when you sign up today at coinbase.com/donut. Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Check out Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5! Pick up your copy today: https://bit.ly/3uDq1JE  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/202245 minutes, 3 seconds
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F1 Owes Everything to Adrian Newey’s Car Designs

Even if you don’t know the name Adrian Newey, you know his accomplishments. Considered to be one of the best engineers, designers and technical directors in history, Adrian Newey cars– and the copycats he inspired– dominated racing for over two decades, winning a stunning number of Grands Prix and Championship titles in the process. Six different drivers have won the Drivers’ Championship behind the wheel of his cars– how did Newey’s designs get them there? And how did his designs revolutionize F1 as a whole? Today on Past Gas, F1's greatest designer, and what makes him great. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsor: Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Head to squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/GAS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Show your support for the show by going to this special url – thezebra.com/PASTGAS and get your free quote today! Check out Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5! Pick up your copy today: https://bit.ly/3Ja01vQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/202243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Smokey Nagata Sparked A Tuning Revolution

Smokey Nagata is most famous-- or infamous-- for driving his gold-painted Toyota Supra 200 miles per hour on a UK public highway. It made him perhaps the most famous outlaw in Japanese automotive history. How did Smokey Nagata become one of the world’s top tuners? What’s so secret about his legendary custom cars? And is the nickname ‘Smokey’ as obvious as it seems? Today on Past Gas: the story of Smokey Nagata, Top Secret Co., and the Doubleton run! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Start hiring RIGHT NOW with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/PASTGAS. Offer valid through March 31st. For a limited time, new users can get $10 in free Bitcoin when you sign up today at Coinbase.com/donut. Go to goodchop.com/gas100 and use code gas100 to get $100 off your first 3 boxes. Check out Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5! Pick up your copy today: https://bit.ly/3Ja01vQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/202247 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Smartest, Funniest and Cringiest Car Ads of All Time

From “The Ultimate Driving Machine” to “Like A Rock”, iconic auto slogans and images have embedded themselves into our collective psyche, and some have even redefined advertising as a whole. What makes a great car ad? What cultural moments have influenced the best commercials, and what companies have taken the biggest advertising risks? Today on Past Gas: some of the most game-changing, culture-defining, wildly successful automotive advertisements of all time. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Make your first good decision of the new year, and join over 10 million people using Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/gas. Protect your online activity TODAY with the VPN rated #1 by Business Insider. Visit my exclusive link expressvpn.com/gas and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Get started today by filling out your free style quiz at stitchfix.com/GAS, and take advantage of free shipping and returns. Save time and money in minutes. Show your support for the show by going to this special url –thezebra.com/PASTGAS and get your free quote today! Head to squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/GAS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/202241 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tucker 48: Stroke of Genius, or Scam?

The Tucker 48 may be the most innovative, ahead-of-its-time car you’ve never heard of. How did the Tucker Corporation of the 1940s develop one of the most radical designs cars of all time, then fail to get it in the hands of customers? Just what innovations did Tucker pack into his futuristic 48? And how did it all end in an all-out battle with the American government? Today on Past Gas we’re taking a trip in the wayback machine to have a look at what the world could’ve been– if one underdog had succeeded at building the car of his dreams. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to goodchop.com/gas100 and use code gas100 to get $100 off your first 3 boxes. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/28/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Most Exciting 24 Hours In Sports

The Le Mans 24-Hour Race is not just one of the most famous auto races in the world, it’s one of the most famous sporting events-- period. What makes Le Mans so special? Why is it often referred to as the “most thrilling 24 hours in motorsports?” Today on Past Gas, how Le Mans became an icon in Europe, Hollywood, and beyond. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. The power of attraction is now in a bottle thanks to Manscaped.  Head to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/GAS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Get your oil from Valvoline! Save time and money in minutes. Show your support for the show by going to this special url - thezebra.com/pastgas and get your free quote today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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John Force Took Funny Cars to the Extreme

John Force is the king of Funny Cars… but what ARE funny cars? Why are they called “funny cars,” when the sport itself is deadly serious? How did John Force become the winningest driver in Funny Cars by an insanely huge margin? These deafeningly loud, near-7000 horsepower cars are part of drag racing history, and we sprint through their story… TODAY on Past Gas! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Choose Valvoline for your car! I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Go to goodchop.com/gas100 and use code gas100 to get $100 off your first 3 boxes. Go to indeed.com/PASTGAS to claim your $75 credit before March 31st. Get started today by filling out your free style quiz at stitchfix.com/GAS, and take advantage of free shipping and returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/14/202254 minutes, 32 seconds
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These Car Gimmicks Failed Spectacularly

A big ol’ slab of granite… A convenient keychain murder alarm… A steering wheel shaped like a Pop Tart… These are among the many innovations that at one point or another automakers have decided should come with their cars. Why? Only God and Henry Ford know the answer. Buckle your automatic seat belt, because today on Past Gas we’ve collected some of the most unusual, unnecessary, and downright unhinged gimmicks in the history of cars! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Show your support for the show by going to this special url – thezebra.com/pastgas and get your free quote today! Head to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/GAS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Get Valvoline for your vehicle! Make your first good decision of the new year, and join over 10 million people using Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/202257 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Race To Build A 200mph Production Car

Today on Past Gas, it’s a sprint AND a marathon– inside the decades-long quest to build a production car that could hit two hundred miles per hour. Was it even possible for a land-based vehicle to reach 200mph? And if it was, could it be mass-produced? What companies joined in on the cut-throat race to shatter the 200mph barrier? Who were the madmen that actually made it happen? And did yet another grudge match with Enzo Ferrari lead to another milestone in automotive history? All that and more on a VERY fast episode of the podcast. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Get Valvoline for your engine! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/31/202254 minutes, 33 seconds
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RC Cars Are Crazy Fast Now

Remote-control or radio-control racing – RC, as it’s known to fans – isn’t a new phenomenon. Since its invention in 1966, there’s arguably no greater thrill for a young car nut than receiving a kickass remote control car as a gift. You may have loved crashing them together as a kid, but how much do you know about remote control cars? Where’d they come from? How fast can they go? Our subject matter is tiny, but this is a BIG episode of Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Head to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/GAS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Get started today by filling out your style quiz at stitchfix.com/GAS. This episode is sponsored by Valvoline! For a limited time, try the Peloton App free for 2 months, then $12.99/month after. New Members only. Visit onepeloton.com/app to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/24/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Amazing JDM Barn Finds

Why don’t you see many old cars driving around Japan? Why does it take a massive disaster to stockpile some of the most desirable JDM cars? What is “Shaken,” and why is it stirring up the auto industry in Japan so much that people just don’t want to drive old cars? Today on Past Gas, it’s a very JDM edition of BARN FINDS! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to indeed.com/pastgas to claim your $75 credit before March 31st. Save time and money in minutes by going to this special url – thezebra.com/pastgas and get your free quote today! I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Use Valvoline for your car! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/17/202250 minutes, 26 seconds
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This Was F1's Most Successful Family

The Fittipaldis are arguably the most dominant family dynasty in Formula One history. How did Emerson Fittipaldi open the door for a whole slew of Fittipaldis to join the F1 paddock? How did his older brother, Wilson, fare as an F1 driver? And which one of Emerson’s offspring could be the first to follow in his footsteps to become an F1 champion? All that and more on today’s Past Gas - Emerson Fittipaldi and his Racing Dynasty. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Make your first good decision in 2022 and join over 10 million people using Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/gas. Use Valvoline for your car! Head to Squarespace.com for a free trial, and when you’re ready to launch, go to squarespace.com/GAS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Steve McQueen Was The O.G. Car Nerd

Hi everybody I’m Nolan from Past Gas by Donut Media, we’re an automotive history show. Its kind of like hanging out in the garage with your friends, listening to them tell a story from automotive history!  Fast cars and big movies are as American as Abraham Lincoln. From the Delorean to the Batmobile, superstar cars and the badasses who drive them have been woven into the fabric of American culture for over a century. What made Steve McQueen a legend in both film and autos? How did he come to love cars even more than movies, and what were his greatest moments, both on-screen and off? All that and more on today’s episode of Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Valvoline for your car! Secure your online data TODAY by visiting expressvpn.com/GAS and you can get an extra three months FREE. Get started today by filling out your style quiz at stitchfix.com/GAS. Get your free quote today by going to our special URL: thezebra.com/pastgas and show your support for the show! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/3/202250 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Bizarre Battle Over... Seatbelts??

Driving is dangerous! You may think that safety measures would be a popular and easy win for the automobile industry, but it wasn’t always that way. Why would the auto industry collude to prevent important environmental pollution-control devices? Why were Americans so anti-seatbelt that, as one Michigan legislator called it, they fought for their right to fly through a windshield? Today, on Past Gas, the shockingly hard-won safety measures that the auto industry fought against. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. For a limited time, try the Peloton App free for 2 months, then $12.99/month after. New Members only. Visit onepeloton.com/app to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/27/202158 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jeeps Aren’t What They Used To Be

Today on Past Gas… Jeep! How did the Jeep teach Europe what Freedom was really about? What does their decades-long progression say about the brand that is synonymous with the 4x4? Jeeps started their history as the automotive equivalent of a decorated war hero, but have they lost their way? All that and more, on a hella yella (that’s the official name of Jeep yellow) episode of the podcast! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Use Valvoline in your car! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/202143 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Soichiro Honda Built A $200 Billion Automotive Powerhouse

When you hear “Honda Motor Company”, what comes to mind? Reliability? Safety and simplicity? A company that sells its products to more than 140 countries around the world? How about revolutionary innovation? Today on Past Gas, Honda’s breakthroughs, and how their continued success can be traced back to their singular, eccentric founder: a four-foot eleven-inch visionary named Soichiro Honda. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: For a limited time, we’ve partnered with Current to give away cash for the holidays! Current is giving away $200 to ten podcast listeners in the month of December. All you have to do is download the Current app and enter code GAS during sign up before December 31st for a chance to win! Enter TODAY for your chance to win the “Custom Jeep Wrangler” or other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/gas. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code gas20. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. Use Valvoline for your car! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/13/202147 minutes
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The Ugliest, Weirdest, and Most Expensive Concept Cars of All Time

Today on Past Gas, CONCEPT CARS. They’ve always reflected our visions for the automotive future, inspiring and provoking car fans with often impractical designs and features. How do they reflect our greatest hopes, dreams, and failures? What madness fuels the creativity behind these amalgamations of fiberglass, clay, and sheet metal? What company took the idea of the concept car too far? All that and more, on a very futuristic episode of Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out our sponsor Valvoline, the original motor oil! We’ve partnered with Current to give away cash for the holidays! Current is giving away $200 to ten podcast listeners in the month of December. All you have to do is download the Current app and enter code GAS during sign up before December 31st for a chance to win! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with code GAS20. Be the ballsiest gift-giver this year with MANSCAPED. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/6/202148 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Auto Zillionaire Who Escaped Japan In A Box

Carlos Ghosn. You’ve seen his name in the headlines-- the Nissan CEO who feld Japan in a cargo crate. What events led to that infamous run from the law? Who was Ghosn before his fall from grace? Was he framed by Japanese law enforcement, or is he guilty… or both?! It’s one of the weirdest, most compelling crime stories in car history-- today on Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Enter TODAY for your chance to win the “Custom Jeep Wrangler” or other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/gas. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code gas20.  Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com.  Visit onepeloton.com to learn more. Try Peloton classes free for the rest of the year. New members only. Visit onepeloton.com/app to learn more. Terms apply. Thanks to our sponsor Valvoline! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/29/202153 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Kimi Raikkonen Became F1's Most Memeable Star

Today, on Past Gas, the epic and long-as-hell career of the Flying Finn, Kimi Raikkonen. Kimi Raikkonen is one of the most beloved Formula One drivers, a celebrated “Iceman” with an open hatred for doing interviews and one of the most meme-able personalities in the paddock. What makes him tick, and why has he stuck it out in Formula One for so long, considering that he’s on record saying that driving is “more like a hobby for me”? Is Kimi F1’s most underrated legend? More about the show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Get Valvoline for your engine! Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping. Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/22/202158 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lee Iacocca Was Detroit's Most Powerful Man

Today on Past Gas-- was Lee Iacocca Detroit’s Most Powerful Man? He led not one, but TWO of Motor City’s biggest companies. Without him, would we even have the Mustang? Or the Jeep? Or the… Chrysler Minivan? And how serious was his feud with the Fords? Iacocca’s rag to riches story is an inspiration to car fans and a lesson on how to succeed in whatever you want to accomplish in life. More about the show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: meundies.com/PASTGAS Get Valvoline for your engine! Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/15/202152 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Hot Wheels Torched Matchbox

There are many rivals in cars, but few are firier (and tinier) than the battle between Hot Wheels and Matchbox. At one point, the two companies were in all out war for the coveted toy car market. Who were the players? How did Hot Wheels end up being the best-selling toy EVER? Today on Past Gas, we’re laying down some flimsy plastic track to explain exactly how Hot Wheels zipped past Matchbox. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out Manscaped! Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com.  Get the best oil for you engine with Valvoline! For a limited time, we’ve partnered with Current to give away MONEY! That’s right, Current is giving away $200 to ten lucky podcast listeners in the month of November. All you have to do is download the Current app and enter code GAS during sign up before November 30th for a chance to win! Visit current.com/GAS for full Terms and Conditions. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/202155 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Detroit Muscle Flexed on the World

Today on Past Gas: Where did the idea of the muscle car come from, and what even is a muscle car? How did drivers go from tiny flathead V8s to fire snorting 454s in only a few short decades? And who holds the title for the first true muscle car? We’re hitting the gym, doing some auto-body-building, and getting swole for an all muscle edition of the podcast. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Enter TODAY for your chance to win the “Custom Jeep Wrangler” or other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/gas. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code gas 20. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Experience motivation like never before with the Peloton bike, now $400 less. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more. Check out Manscaped! Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/202158 minutes
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Bond’s Future is Uncertain, But His Past is Aston Martin

James Bond is an iconic character because of his charm, spy skills, style and… his cars. Bond has driven his share of Subarus and Toyotas. But the ultimate Bond car, the go-to for any British spy worth his salt is the Aston Martin. What started this partnership? How did the Bond franchise affect the business dealings of Aston Martin? And how did Aston Martin affect the Bond Franchise? And why was Roger Moore the only Bond to never drive an Aston Martin? Today on the podcast, we’re taking our martinis shaken, not stirred as we load up on gadgets and embark on a secret mission to learn everything we can about James Bond and his cars. The show is Gas. Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: meundies.com/PASTGAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dodge vs. Ford Was A Toxic Feud

Hamilton and Burr. Hatfield and McCoy. Biggie and Tupac. The Dodge Brothers and… Henry Ford? There are many great feuds that define American history, but few know about the legal battle between two automotive giants that forever changed the industry. Why did Henry Ford hate the Dodge brothers so much? How did their rivalry reinforce corporate corporatism as we know it? All that and more on today’s Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now, use promo code GAS, bet just one dollar on this Sunday’s Formula Racing Grand Prix and win a hundred dollars in free bets if any driver finishes a lap. That’s promo code GAS for this NO-BRAINER at DraftKings Sportsbook. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit for free bet promotion. One per customer. Restrictions Apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Visit firstrepublic.com today to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.  Head over to autotempest.com/pastgas Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: MeUndies.com/PASTGAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/18/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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How These Electric Vehicles Sparked The Tesla

What kind of bonkers science took Electric Vehicles from quirky novelty to racetrack hero? How did the internal combustion motor not only kill the electric car, but also make it absolutely amazing? What is the true origin of the electric car, and what does it have to do with a modern electric car that recently broke the world record for drifting? Turn on, tune in, and plug in… it’s an are-we-past-using-gas edition of Past Gas… the history of EVs! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to meundies.com/PASTGAS. Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20211 hour, 21 seconds
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NASCAR’s Eurotrip - ’Merica At Le Mans

Today on Past Gas,we got the story of some good ol’ American boys taking a wild 1970s Eurotrip. How did the 1970s Oil Embargo lead to a couple of Americans bringing big block muscle cars to Le Mans? How did Ferrari rage quitting Le Mans in 1973 lead to NASCAR racing in France? Just how well did the big block bruisers do against the tiny Le Mans cars? We’re bringing oval power to the eiffel tower…it’s the story of NASCAR at Le Mans! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: To order your Manly Band and get 21% off, plus a free silicone ring, go to manlybands.com/gas. Manly Bands—the best damn rings period.  Enter TODAY for your chance to win the “Custom Jeep Wrangler” or other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/gas. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code gas. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Say Trick or Treat to your beautiful new Halloweenie with MANSCAPED™. Checkout Gabi! Go to gabi.com/GAS to start saving today! It’s totally free. Experience motivation like never before with the Peloton bike, now $400 less. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/4/202149 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Did A 9,000 Mile Road Trip Forge A Revolutionary?

You’ve probably been on a road trip that changed your life. But have you been on a road trip that changed the WORLD? How about 9,000 Miles on a Norton bike, through the treacherous terrain of South America? Today on Past Gas: how did an epic road trip create the mononymous revolutionary we know simply as “Che”? Leper colonies, love affairs, and dog diarrhea all tell the story of how a boy turned into a freedom-fighting man… and then a t-shirt. You gotta hear it to believe it, babeeeee! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Monday.com is how effective teams meet their goals. If you manage a team - Visit monday.com for your free two-week trial. Visit firstrepublic.com today to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/27/202153 minutes, 9 seconds
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This Was NASCAR's Greatest Rivalry

Rivalries are what make racing riveting. Mopar vs. Ford, North Carolina vs. South Carolina, Puralator vs. STP … and today, Richard Petty versus David Perason. Why did they wind up in head to head battles almost every week? How did their rivalry push NASCAR to the limits and save the sport from suffering the same fate as the auto industry during the 70s? All that and more on today’s Past Gas! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Create the perfect workflow for your team with monday.com Work OS. To start your free 14-day trial go to monday.com. Head over to autotempest.com/pastgas. With the Peloton Bike, there’s nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/20/202147 minutes
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Mazda's Abandoned Luxury Brand

Have you ever heard of Amati? In the late ’80s, Mazda took a big swing and tried to create a luxury car brand. They were emboldened by the success of the Miata. But somehow, Amati never happened, and almost 400 million dollars were wasted in the process. Today on Past Gas: how did Amati become a ghost badge haunting Mazda’s dreams? Why does Mazda refuse to discuss the failed brand? How did Mazda go from zoom zoom, to doom and gloom? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: meundies.com/PASTGAS. Monday.com is how effective teams meet their goals. If you manage a team - Visit monday.com for your free two-week trial. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/13/202153 minutes, 48 seconds
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Six of the Greatest Cheaters in History

A murderous Grand Prix motorcycle racer… An ex-con turned racing manager who ordered one driver to throw a race so his other driver could… a boundary-breaking rally racer who miraculously emerged from the West African jungle with a car that ran like new… What do all these people have in common? They’re CHEATERS! Specifically, some of the most dirty, rotten, dishonest, incredibly creative, downright awesome cheaters in racing history. The story of six of the greatest cheaters in racing, today on Past Gas! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. Learn more at kregtool.com.  Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Make your balls a priority this Fall. Choose MANSCAPED™, Your Balls Will Thank You™! Create the perfect workflow for your team with monday.com Work OS. To start your free 14-day trial go to monday.com. Visit firstrepublic.com today to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.  Check out autotempest.com/pastgas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/6/202149 minutes, 12 seconds
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Michael Schumacher Could Be F1's GOAT (Episode 100!)

Please enjoy Past Gas’ 100th episode! A special thanks to everyone who has listened to the podcast-- we truly couldn’t make it without you. Who better to discuss on such a big episode than one of the biggest names in F1...Michael Schumacher? Despite the reverence his name invokes, Schumacher is not without his own set of controversies. Today, on Past Gas: is Michael Schumacher, known for his perfectionism and intimidating persona, the Greatest of All Time? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. It’s available nationwide at Home Depot, Lowes, and other home centers, woodworking and hardware stores. Learn more at kregTool.com.  Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/30/202150 minutes, 11 seconds
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The SuperCar’s Incredible Origin Story

Today on Past Gas, the gritty origin story of supercars. Supercars and hypercars are now a permanent fixture in the automotive landscape, but it wasn’t always that way. First, a bunch of renegade designers and engineers actually had to be crazy enough to invent them. How did Ferrari and Lamborghini’s rivalry lead to some of the greatest car designs ever? And how did Americans start competing with Europeans in the supercar arena? It’s the Batman Begins of our supercar story! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Find out where to get your COVID-19 vaccine near you at vaccines.gov Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping. With the Peloton Bike, there’s nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply. Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. It’s available nationwide at Home Depot, Lowes, and other home centers, woodworking and hardware stores. Learn more at kregtool.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/202154 minutes, 24 seconds
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The CHEATING Mechanic Who Became A BILLIONAIRE (REPLAY)

Catch our episode of Smokey Yunick yet again, on this exclusive episode revisit (with special Hi Low catch up with Nolan and Joe!) It’s time for the story of NASCAR’s greatest cheater, Smokey Yunick! From humble beginnings building a tractor as a child, fighting in WWII, to operating a dubious smuggling operation, Smokey might be the most interesting man in history! This guy lived five lives before he ever stepped foot on a racetrack. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out Autotempest! Head to autotempest.com/pastgas. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. It’s available nationwide at Home Depot, Lowes, and other home centers, woodworking and hardware stores. Learn more at kregtool.com. Get ALL THE PROMO CODES Honey can find and $5 in your Venmo at joinhoney.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/16/20211 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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How this Playboy Smuggler became Racing’s Greatest CHEATER (REPLAY)

Catch our episode of Smokey Yunick yet again, on this exclusive episode revisit (with special Hi Low catch up with Nolan and Joe!) It’s time for the story of NASCAR’s greatest cheater, Smokey Yunick! From humble beginnings building a tractor as a child, fighting in WWII, to operating a dubious smuggling operation, Smokey might be the most interesting man in history! This guy lived five lives before he ever stepped foot on a racetrack. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Find all the used cars all in one place. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas.   Check out MeUndies! To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping go to meundies.com/PASTGAS. Find your COVID-19 vaccine location near you at vaccines.gov. Check out Manly Bands. To order your Manly Band and get 21% off, plus a free silicone ring, go to manlybands.com/gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/9/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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F1's Most Spectacular Single-Season Flops

Is it better to burn out or fade away? Today on Past Gas, we bring you seven stories about one-season Formula One teams that managed to do both, from Andrea Moda’s wild antics on and off the track, to MasterCard Lola’s short attention span and even shorter stack of bills. Which ill-fated team was the worst? The most promising? The most ill-equipped? Whether you’re a rabid F1 fan or new to the sport, this episode’s a drive to survive… a single F1 season. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Put your policy to the test like we did. Get a better insurance with Gabi. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Check out Manscaped! Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. For a clean trinity and Beyond, Your Space Balls Will Thank You. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/2/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Took 60 Years to Make

Just a couple years ago, the world finally got its first Mid-Engine Corvette. Today on Past Gas, the epic, decades-long story of how we finally reached that point. It’s a story that starts with hiding out from the Nazis in a French brothel, and only gets wilder from there. What were the incredible experimental cars that Chevy scrapped, how did last minute business blunders hold the project back, and who were the geniuses who finally made it possible? It’s a mid-engine LEGEND on today’s podcast. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out all the cars in one search. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas.  Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you at vaccines.gov. With the Peloton Bike, there’s nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Green Book: Traveling in the Jim Crow Era

Today on Past Gas-- what’s the story behind the “Green Book”? For black Americans, traveling by car has historically been an entirely different experience with its own set of challenges and dangers. How did African American trailblazers create their own car culture, compete with Henry Ford, and use cars to tear down barriers? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping.  Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/202151 minutes, 54 seconds
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Saddam Hussein Burnt His Son’s Priceless Car Collection

You know Saddam Hussein as the former tyrant of Iraq. But did you know that Saddam and his sons owned one of the most valuable car collections in the Middle East? And that one time, Saddam lit a bunch of the cars on fire, just to prove a point? Today on Past Gas: What happened that made Saddam so angry he burned millions of dollars worth of exotic supercars to the ground? What kind of priceless gems were lost forever? All that and more, on an unbelievable episode of Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Secure your online activity by visiting expressVPN.com/gas TODAY! Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. AutoTempest.com - All the cars. One search. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas!  To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping go to meundies.com/PASTGAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/12/20211 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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The Scammer Who Sold America On A Three-Wheeled Car

Today on Past Gas, we’re telling you the wild and true story of the Dale -- a three-wheeled car embroiled in a wild controversy. The Dale was primed to alter the auto industry forever, so why didn’t it? What did Liz Carmichael do that had her on the run for decades? What’s the story of a car so crazy it reinvented not just one wheel-- but three?! Slap on your bell-bottoms and impeach Nixon cuz today on Past Gas we’re going back to the 1970s! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dashcam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Tame that Summer Swamp in your pants with MANSCAPED. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/GAS. Stop paying full-price for streaming services and only getting access to a fraction of their content. Get your money’s worth at expressvpn.com/gas. Don’t forget to use our link to get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/5/202156 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Outlaws Invented Car Modding and Became Racing Stars

Today on Past Gas, how a band of outlaws helped bring stock cars to the masses. How did rum runners and bootleggers start modding their cars to outrun the cops? What’s the link between these backwoods speed freaks and modern day NASCAR? It’s a wild story you’re gonna have to hear to believe-- from high speed chases to deadly shootouts. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200 Find out where to get your COVID-19 vaccine near you at vaccines.gov. You can find all the cars in one place at AutoTempest. Head over to autotempest.com/pastgas.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/28/202159 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why The ’80s Was SuperCars Craziest Decade

Today on Past Gas-- How did the race to breaking 200mph in a production car set the tone for a decade? How did cars like the gorgeous Lamborghini Countach, the Ferrari Testarossa, and the beastly RUF Yellowbird become potent symbols for an unhinged ten years of excess? Pack the trunk with coke, blast some Guns N Roses, throw on the Oakleys… I pity the fool who isn’t ready for an all ’80s, all supercar episode of Past Gas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/20211 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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How The Pickup Truck Became America's Most Popular Vehicle

What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? How about pickup trucks? Today, we’re talking about the history of pickups, from horseless wagons to the Cybertruck. Trucks that are counterculture cool, blazingly fast, and ultra weird. So Git’r’done, and giddy-on-up. This is a Past Gas Crew Cab, pickup truck podcast deluxe! Thanks to our sponsors: Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping.  Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Trim your chesticles with the besticles with MANSCAPED™. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas. All the cars. One search. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber.   Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/202154 minutes, 52 seconds
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F1's Greatest Rivalries: Hamilton vs Alonso

Today on Past Gas, one of the greatest rivalries in modern Formula One-- Lewis Hamilton versus Fernando Alonso. What were the origins of the rivalry, and how did it lead to one of the most awkward peach-eating incidents of all time? How did Lewis, as a rookie, get under the champion’s skin so easily? How did a pit stop threaten to destroy McLaren’s relationship with Alonso? How did the rivalry set the tone for F1 for years to come? The year is 2007, Steve Jobs just announced the iPhone, Shrek the Third is out in theatres, and McLaren had two drivers who hated each other. All the F1 drama you can handle, on today’s podcast. Thanks to our sponsors:  We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at chime.com/GAS.  Put your policy to the test like I did. Get a better insurance with Gabi. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/7/202157 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Eminem Helped Save Detroit

Detroit has always been the beating heart of American car culture. But how did crisis after crisis nearly destroy not only its industry, but the city itself? You’ve probably seen photos of Detroit’s urban ruins and wondered what happened. Today on Past Gas, we’ll give you the whole story, and how the city’s history is inseparable from the history of American cars built by Ford, Chevy, and GM. How did Motown fall? And can it rise again? Thanks to our sponsors: Check out all the best car listings, and head over to autotempest.com/pastgas.   Protect your online activity today by visiting our exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/GAS and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/202153 minutes, 45 seconds
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That Time The Indy 500 Was Canceled

Today on Past Gas, the Indy 500 of 1964. We’re giving you the whole story of the year they red flagged one of the most famous races in the world. What made it one of the most awful days in racing history? Who was to blame? And how did it effect the future of racing, in Indy and beyond? Light up your cigs and don’t buckle your seatbelt, ’cause your car doesn’t have one. It’s 1964 and we’re hitting the most famous oval in the world. Thanks to our sponsors: I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Check out Indeed. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/PASTGAS.  Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/PAST to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! So do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/GAS. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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These Crazy Car Heists Actually Happened

Today on Past Gas, CAR HEISTS! Turns out that Grand Theft Auto isn’t just a video game-- it’s a crime. We bring you eight insane true stories about stolen cars, from Guy Fieri’s yellow Lambo to the biggest bank robbery of all time. What were the craziest heists? The boldest? The dumbest? Gun it baby, the fuzz are right behind us! Today’s episode of Past Gas is positively criminal. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/gas. Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/past to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! If you’re ready for healthier skin and a routine that makes sense, do what I did, give Curology a go! Go to curology.com/gas for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/202155 minutes, 24 seconds
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Group B’s Greatest Rivalry: Audi and Lancia

Group B. The Golden Age of Rally Racing. It’s safe to say that auto racing will never again be this fast, thrilling, and dangerous. The most iconic battle of Group B was in 1983, when the beefy 4WD Audi Quattro faced off against the stylin’ Italian rear-wheel drive Lancia 037. Who prevailed in what many consider to be the greatest rally battle of all time? You gotta listen to today’s Past Gas to find out. Thanks to our sponsors: Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Visit dukecannon.com and use the promo code PASTGAS for 10% off your entire order. Free shipping with orders over $20. Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at chime.com/GAS. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/10/202153 minutes, 3 seconds
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MORE of the Greatest Barn Finds of All Time

Today on Past Gas, it’s Barn Finds, PART TWO! How did a pair of Citroen prototypes wind up on the roof of a French barn? How does an ultra-rare Shelby Daytona vanish for decades after breaking a slew records? What does it take for an entire car dealership to vanish into history? What happens when one of the most famous Mustangs of all time turns up in a Mexican junkyard? All that and more on today’s episode! Thanks to our sponsors: Get a better insurance with Gabi. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/PAST to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/202155 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Ford Made The Worst Car Ever

Here at Past Gas, we can’t get enough of car flops. How do bad cars get designed and approved? What makes a car a failure? How would you feel if you had a car NAMED after you that is now literally a crossword answer for “automotive failure”? Today on the podcast, James, Nolan, and Joe tell you the story of the Ford Edsel, a car built by committee that nobody wanted to buy. Except maybe Nolan-- listen to the podcast to find out why! Thanks to our sponsors: Get started on Indeed now with a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/PASTGAS. Offer valid through JUNE 30TH. Terms and conditions apply. We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Visit dukecannon.com and use promo code PASTGAS for 10% off your next order, plus get free shipping with orders over $20. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/26/202154 minutes, 58 seconds
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1994 Was F1’s Most Consequential Year

Today on Past Gas, we’re zooming in on a single year of Formula One-- one that saw the loss of a legend and the birth of a new superstar. We can often point to one year that shapes us-- whether it be through hardship, hard-won victory, or both. For F1, that year was 1994. It’s a gut-wrenching season that changed the sport forever, and today on the podcast we give you the whole story. What were the challenges? Who overcame them? Whether you’re an F1 fan or new to the sport, this episode is a must-listen. Thanks to our sponsors:  Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/past to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Underdogs Who Outraced The Nazis

Beating Nazis in a racecar sounds like the plot of a ’90s action movie-- but it’s actually straight out of real life. Today on Past Gas, the story of how a band of determined outsiders, led by Lucy Schell, prevailed over Hitler in Formula racing, infuriating the Fuhrer and handing him a defeat even more humiliating than his art school rejection letters (for real). It’s an underdog car story for the ages, and if you like Bugatti, Mercedes, or just hearing about Hitler losing, this episode’s for you. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Thanks to our sponsors: Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at chime.com/GAS. Go to curology.com/gas for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling! We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/12/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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THIS GUY won F1, NASCAR, Indy, AND Le Mans?!

Only three drivers have won in Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, and Sports Cars. Dan Gurney was the first. Gurney was like the Forrest Gump of cars in the ‘60s and ‘70s, everywhere at once, racing incredible Carroll Shelby designed cars-- then designing cars of his own that won countless events. He’s a guy James WISHES he could be-- the “coolest dude in cars”-- once nominated by Car and Driver to be the President of the United States. Today on Past Gas-- the legendary OG, Dan Gurney. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Thanks to our sponsors: Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Get a better insurance with Gabi. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/5/202156 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Stunt Too Crazy For Evel Knievel

Stunt driving is full of fearless, borderline crazy people. Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about possibly the craziest stunt man of them all. A guy whose stunt was so reckless, even Evel Knievel took a pass. Ken Carter, aka the Mad Canadian, had a dream to jump a mile over a river, in a rocket-powered Lincoln Continental. What would you risk for glory? How dangerous is too dangerous? That and more as the guys explore one of the wildest stories we’ve ever told. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/202155 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Marlboro Bought Off Ferrari For A BILLION Dollars

Today on Past Gas-- the troubled history of tobacco and racing. How and why did a major tobacco company exist without selling any products or services-- while still serving as the title sponsor for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team? How did a cigarette company play a key role in building the NASCAR empire? And how did a former CEO of Marlboro Cigarettes become the head of both Ferrari and Ferrari Racing? Don’t smoke, but DO check out this episode! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Amazon Prime Members can save on prescription medication when not using insurance and get FREE 2-Day delivery! Learn more at Amazon.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/202154 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are We Actually About to Get Flying Cars?

Does anything symbolize the promise of the future like flying cars? From Star Wars to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, from The Jetsons to James Bond, flying cars have captured our imagination, but failed to translate into any sort of reality. Will flying cars ever be safe and practical enough to happen? How would they work? Flying cars always seem right around the corner, but can advancements in battery tech and autopilot modes actually get us there? That’s today… or tomorrow… or maybe never… on Past Gas. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Go to Curology.com/gas for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling!  Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/pastgas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/15/202151 minutes, 1 second
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Why The 90's Was The Decade Of The SuperCar

Today on Past Gas—why the ’90s was the golden age of supercars! The lightning fast McLaren F1, the objectively sexy Lamborghini Diablo, and the very weird and very amazing Vector W8—are just a few, of the many 90’s exotics, that made our list. How did Muscle Cars pave the path for modern exotics? And what made this era of supercars, ‘super’ special? Join James, Nolan, and Joe, as we turn back the clock to the 1990’s, and revisit these wild and dangerous machines. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com.  Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine.  Stop overpaying for car and home insurance. Go to Gabi.com/gas to check how much Gabi can save you!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/8/202158 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Volkswagen is the Gamestop of Cars

Before Gamestop revolutionized the world of stonks, there was… Volkswagen. Over a decade before Reddit made GME a meme, one of the craziest short squeezes in history involved VW and Porsche. How did VW briefly become the most valuable company in the world? And how did it all go down in flames. On today’s episode of Past Gas, we’re trading in the short shifter for the short squeeze. It’s time to talk Volkswagen-- the GameStop of cars. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/202150 minutes, 36 seconds
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Land Rovers, Cigarettes, and Thicc Jungle- 20 Years of Camel Trophy

The world renowned Camel Trophy—one of the most brutal adventure driving events, and the ultimate proving grounds for Land Rover’s off-road capability. Crossing jungles and desert, from the Amazon to Borneo, Sumatra to New Guinea, this event was considered to be the “The Olympics of 4x4.” Drivers flocked to the competition, applicants chosen over a million applicants worldwide. The event was not quite a rally, not quite a race, not quite a series of technical challenges-- it was the ultimate off-road adventure. What made the Camel Trophy so iconic? How does it tell the story of Land Rover’s evolution as a company? And could it ever stage a comeback? Join Nolan, James, and Joe, as they traverse the history of the infamous Camel Trophy Event. The adventure—starts now! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/20211 hour, 56 seconds
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That Time Ford Tried To Cover Up 271 Deaths (But Got Caught)

Ford and Firestone started as automotive BFFs. The relationship between the two companies-- as well as two wealthy families-- lasted over a century. But starting in the ’80s, a series of disastrous business decisions led to hundreds of lives being lost, and the end of Ford and Firestone working together. What was the human toll, and how did the companies avoid responsibility? Today on Past Gas, the story behind the biggest breakup in automotive history. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/202150 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Niki Lauda Emerged From The Flames An F1 Champion

If you’ve seen the movie Rush, you know the name Niki Lauda. The coldly competitive Austrian F1 driver was most known for his rivalry with British James Hunt, and his horrific crash at the Nurburgring. But who is the man behind the legend? Is he a Terminator, a Rat, or a misunderstood genius who was the first truly technical driver in F1? Today on Past Gas, how a man of steel gave F1 one of its greatest human stories. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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How Lowriders Were A Protest Against White Supremacy

On January 1, 1959, the government of California tried to kill the lowrider movement. But their efforts backfired-- instead giving rise to a golden age of cars that bounced and tilted like magic. Lowriders became a protest movement on wheels. How did conflicts between lowriders and the cops play out? How are lowriders connected to the history of Chicano culture in the US? And who are the modders and mechanics who made it all happen? On today’s Past Gas, take a little trip with James, Nolan, and Joe, as they dive into the story of lowriders. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/202156 minutes, 50 seconds
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How Hot Wheels Forged Drag Racing’s Greatest Rivalry

Remember toy fads like pogs and silly bandz? The ’60s version was Snake and Mongoose, two real life drag racers who got immortalized in diecast form by Mattel. Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen were elite drag racers, but they also became pop culture icons as drag racing reached peak popularity. Who won more races? Why were people going so far as to get Snake and Mongoose tattoos? And how did they help put Hot Wheels on the map? All that and more, on today’s Past Gas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bertha Benz: Was This The First Road Trip Ever?

Back in the 1870s, Bertha Benz was married to a penniless engineer named Karl Benz. What happened to Karl is now part of German automotive legend-- but Bertha had a crazy part to play in the Benz saga. Today on Past Gas, the story of Bertha Benz’s Big Ride, a 65 mile trek on a Benz Patent Motorwagen through the rugged, treacherous terrain of the Rhine Valley. Along the way, Bertha addressed mechanical issues on the fly, even originating a braking innovation that’s still in use today. It’s the story of the OG road trip-- driven by a fearless woman who put Benz on the map. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/18/202159 minutes, 50 seconds
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Colin McRae Pt.2: A Death That Shocked the World

Colin McRae’s motto was “if in doubt, flat out.” This week on Past Gas, we’ll talk about what came next for Colin McRae after winning the WRC, as he continued to race rally, helped launch the most popular rally video game ever, and helped build a legacy that would one day come to an abrupt and tragic end. As a testament to his life, James, Joe, and Nolan will answer the question, once and for all--is Colin McRae the best rally driver of all time? All those answers and more, on today’s episode of Past Gas. You’re probably overpaying on car and home insurance. See how much Gabi can save you for FREE by going to Gabi.com/GAS! Get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code GAS20. New Year, New Balls! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/11/20211 hour, 1 second
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Colin McRae Pt. 1: Rally's Reckless Messiah

Colin McRae’s motto was “if in doubt, flat out.” Today on Past Gas, we take a look at the Flying Scotsman and how he ruthlessly applied a “flat out” strategy to rally racing, transforming the sport and winning himself millions of fans. Why did Colin get into a shouting match with Subaru teammates on the cusp of winning a world title? What were the most spectacular wipeouts from a driver who was sometimes known as “Colin McCrash”? How did Colin revitalize the sport in the post-Group B era? James, Joe, and Nolan have all those answers and more on today’s episode. Download the WSOP app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play and Amazon now and get ONE MILLION bonus chips when you use the promo code WSOPGAS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/4/202153 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hitler’s Racing Program

Just a year before WWII, a 28 year old German driver named Bernd Rosemeyer crashed while driving over 260 miles per hour on a public road, killing him instantly. Just a few years earlier, Rosemeyer had been a humble mechanic, working at his dad’s garage. But now, he was part of a Hitler-funded racing program-- a violent effort to make Nazis the fastest drivers in the world. Today on Past Gas, the dark origins of Mercedes’ and Audi’s racing programs. How did these teams get started? What was their link to the Nazis? And why were some of the drivers not even Germans? As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at  betterhelp.com/pastgas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/28/202059 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Greatest Race Ever Happened in 1905

Join Nolan, James and Joe as they explore one of the earliest and most dangerous races to ever exist - a race halfway across the globe, through countless countries and environments. From the muddy mountains of China to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, and that's only the start of it! How they survived, we know not. What we do know is that this is one of the craziest stories ever told. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at  betterhelp.com/pastgas! Hawthorne’s quiz TODAY and get started on your personalized self-care routine by going to Hawthorne.CO and use promo code gas to get 10% off your first purchase! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/21/202057 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Woman Who Led The Bloody Battle Against GM

Today on Past Gas, we tell the story of Genora Johnson, and a fearless group of women, who helped to organize workers and defeat one of the largest companies in the world-- General Motors. GM once ruled the town of Flint with an iron fist, but employees were fed up with perilous conditions and low pay. The workers took to the streets, but protests quickly turned violent. What were the dangers involved? How did the workers get GM to bend? And how did one strike change the course of automotive history? You gotta listen to James, Nolan, and Joe to find out. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas! Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/14/202050 minutes, 46 seconds
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This Guy Bought The Honda F1 Team For $1.46

In 2009, Ross Brawn bought the ENTIRE Honda F1 team for a SINGLE British pound. What came next was a season that went down as the most remarkable David and Goliath story in Formula One history. How did Brawn GP beat other teams, that had been established for decades? What’s the team’s legacy in F1? And how does an F1 team get sold for the price of a candy bar? Today on Past Gas, the incredible story of Brawn GP, a single-season F1 team that never should have existed in the first place. Get ONE MILLION bonus chips when you download the WSOP app using promo code WSOPGAS! For a limited time, buy any 3-month Mint Mobile plan and get 3 more months FREE by going to MINTMOBILE.com/GAS! Take Hawthorne’s quiz TODAY and get started on your personalized self-care routine by going to Hawthorne.CO and use promo code gas to get 10% off your first purchase! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with code GAS20. Be the ballsiest gift-giver this year with MANSCAPED™. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/7/202056 minutes, 59 seconds
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The World's Most Expensive Car Collection Is Rotting Away

Today on Past Gas-- the Sultan of Brunei, owner of the largest, most expensive car collection of all time. For decades, the Sultan had a shadowy but significant influence on the automotive industry, ordering one-of-a-kind supercars ranging from Ferraris to Aston Martins. Why did the Sultan choose to spend his vast fortune on thousands of cars, worth billions of dollars? Forget barn finds… today James, Nolan, and Joe talk PALACE finds… it’s the Sultan of Brunei and his massive hoard of cars. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/30/202052 minutes, 46 seconds
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The History of Racing Games Pt. 3: The Race To Realism

Gran Turismo. Need For Speed. Dirt. And yes, Mario Kart. These aren’t just some of the best-selling racing video games of all time, they’re some of the best-selling games, period. The evolution of car racing games is full of innovation and gimmicks, hits and flops-- just like the history of cars themselves. So how did we get from dots on a screen to the photo-realistic simulations of 2020? And what are the specific games-- from the arcade to artificial intelligence-- that blazed that trail? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they answer those questions and more, today on Past Gas! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Get special offers for the holidays, going on right now by visiting Hawthorne.CO! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/23/202055 minutes
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The History of Racing Games Pt. 2: How Gran Turismo Happened

Gran Turismo. Need For Speed. Dirt. And yes, Mario Kart. These aren’t just some of the best-selling racing video games of all time, they’re some of the best-selling games, period. The evolution of car racing games is full of innovation and gimmicks, hits and flops-- just like the history of cars themselves. So how did we get from dots on a screen to the photo-realistic simulations of 2020? And what are the specific games-- from the arcade to artificial intelligence-- that blazed that trail? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they answer those questions and more, today on Past Gas! Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Get special offers for the holidays, going on right now by visiting Hawthorne.CO! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code GAS at TRYCALIPER.COM/GAS! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/16/202059 minutes, 19 seconds
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The History of Racing Games Pt. 1: The Arcade Years

Gran Turismo. Need For Speed. Dirt. And yes, Mario Kart. These aren’t just some of the best-selling racing video games of all time, they’re some of the best-selling games, period. The evolution of car racing games is full of innovation and gimmicks, hits and flops-- just like the history of cars themselves. So how did we get from dots on a screen to the photo-realistic simulations of 2020? And what are the specific games-- from the arcade to artificial intelligence-- that blazed that trail? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they answer those questions and more, today on Past Gas! To get your new unlimited wireless plan for just 30 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to MintMobile.com/gas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/9/202056 minutes, 50 seconds
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DeTomaso: The Supercar Designer Who Befriended Dictators

Today on Past Gas, the story of Alejandro de Tomaso, a car-making wheeler-dealer who rubbed elbows with Che Guevera and Elvis Presley. How did this Argentinean playboy build some of the most memorable supercars in auto history, save Maserati from extinction, and survive countless failed business ventures? Was de Tomaso a revolutionary or a failure? A genius or con man? The answer might be all of the above. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/2/202050 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb

Today on Past Gas, James, Nolan and Joe take on the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Known as The Race To The Clouds, Pikes Peak is the premiere event in the sport of hillclimbing. How did Pikes Peak popularize, then revolutionize, the hillclimb? Who drove up the mountain the fastest, and what kind of insane cars did they drive to get up there? All that and more, on a mile-high episode with more twists and turns than a dirt road up the Rocky Mountains! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com! Take Hawthorne’s quiz TODAY and get started on your personalized self-care routine by going to Hawthorne.CO and use promo code gas to get 10% off your first purchase! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/26/202053 minutes, 47 seconds
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How GM Built A Car For The Moon

Cars in space! On today’s Past Gas, we go way beyond Elon Musk’s space Tesla and bring you the most amazing stories behind the vehicles that have actually driven on the surfaces of Moon and Mars. We’re asking and answering some of the biggest car questions in the cosmos. Who drove the longest? Who drove the fastest? And what exactly is an “AstroVette”? All that and more on an out-of-this-world edition of Past Gas. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. To get your new unlimited wireless plan for just 30 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to MINTMOBILE.com/GAS Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/20201 hour, 42 seconds
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The Forgotten Cars of Carroll Shelby: LIVE

Have you heard of the Shelby Lancer? Or the Shelby Series 1? Carroll Shelby is well known for the Cobra, his work with Ford on the GT40, and many more, but he also has a trove of lesser known projects that he worked on. This is our first recorded LIVE episode of Past Gas, in which we're taking a look at some of Shelby's forgotten cars, and answering some of your Donut related questions! To get your new unlimited wireless plan for just 30 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to MintMobile.com/GAS! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 1 second
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The Murder of Racing Legend Mickey Thompson Pt.2

On March 16, 1988, performance legend Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot and killed in their own driveway in the wealthy, gated community of Bradbury, California. Their murder was a cold case that would go unsolved for over a decade... although many of Mickey’s friends and family were certain who was to blame. On today’s Past Gas, James, Nolan and Joe explore the bizarre mystery of Mickey Thompson’s murder-- who did it, and why?-- in a case that to this day brings up as many questions as answers. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code GAS at TryCaliper.com/Gas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/5/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Murder of Racing Legend Mickey Thompson Pt.1

You've probably heard of Mickey Thompson Tires, but behind the treads was a legend who changed the world of drag racing and was once the fastest man on wheels. Tragically, Mickey and his wife were also murdered in perhaps the most bizarre and mysterious true crime of the automotive world. Today on Past Gas, join James, Nolan, and Joe as they explore the Man, the Myth... THE Mickey Thompson. His fastest cars, craziest accomplishments, and much more. Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B

In this episode of Past Gas, we’re talking about badass rally driver Michele Mouton, whose impressive racing career earned her the title of “fastest woman in the world”. In 1981, she made history as the first female to win a World Rally Championship event — a title that no woman has surpassed since. Join James, Nolan and Joe as they explore Mouton’s fortuitous entry into racing, the highs and lows of her unique career, and how she continues to impact the WRC to this day. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/21/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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How Japanese Street Racers Created the Best Car Magazine Ever

A decade before JDM reached the US and Europe, Option Magazine was profiling the Midnight Club and the underground street racing scene of Tokyo. The mag's hands-on approach had a huge influence on car culture and played a big role in popularizing all the Japanese tuners we know and love today. Its pages were filled with cars like the GT-R R33, Mazda RX-7, and Toyota Supra. By the end of the episode we promise you'll love Option as much as we do. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/202056 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Mid Night Club: Revisited

You guys loved this series, so we decided to bring it back as one episode! James and Nolan explain the origins of the Mid Night Club, an underground Japanese race team with top-secret members that raced around the streets of Japan from 1982 to 1999. The Donut duo explore the lore of the infamous street racers, and pass on a message from an actual member of Mid Night. Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free! Use the code GAS and Mybookie will double your first deposit at https://bit.ly/MB_ GAS Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/7/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Greatest Barn Finds of All Time

A lost and found Ferrari worth millions. A guy named Greek Elvis and his Lamborghini Muira. A FAKE barn find collection that duped the internet. And a Ferrari Dino buried in the backyard. These are just some of the stories we have for you today, it’s all about barn finds! Classic cars forgotten in time, found and brought to life, we love barn finds! Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free!”  Use the code "GAS" and MyBookie will double your first deposit at https://bit.ly/MB_ GAS Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/31/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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Introducing: Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story

This week, Past Gas is excited to bring a brand-new podcast, "Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story," a new podcast about the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Ford Bronco. Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/202036 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Bizarre Scandal that KILLED the Skyline in America

Today James, Nolan, and Joe are talking about the bizarre scandal that many claim is the reason you can't get the Skyline in America. Motorex was a car import company that was led by Hiroaki Nanahoshi, who was arrested for fraud and held on one million dollars bail, before disappearing for more than ten years. With exclusive interviews from Sean Morris, who was working with Hiro at Motorex before his arrest, we'll attempt to unravel this bizarre mystery.   Many thanks to Sean Morris! If you're looking for a completely legal import don't go any further than Top Rank International Vehicle Importers  https://www.importavehicle.com/vehicles Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free!”  Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Surprising Connection Between the VW Golf and the DeLorean

What does it take to be considered the Car Designer of the Century? Today we’re gonna find out! From the DMC Delorean to the Volkswagen Golf, Giorgetto Giugaro is responsible for some of the most iconic cars of all time, and some of the weirdest. We’re diving into the life of industry great Giorgetto Giugiaro. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/17/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Racing Family that Death Couldn’t Stop - Isle of Man Pt. 2

Today we take a close look at a family whose life has been shaped by the legendary Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. The Dunlop family of Northern Ireland is one of the most decorated dynasties in motorcycle racing. Joey, Robert, Willam and Michael Dunlop have a combined 50 overall wins in the event’s 116 year history. But it hasn’t been all positive for the family, what the road gives in glory, it also takes away in tragedy. But despite the heartache the Dunlop family keeps racing…why? Well we’re gonna find out. Hear the most bizarre stories about how technology is shaping culture on Wild Wild Tech: https://bit.ly/WildWildTech Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/202051 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Deadliest Sporting Event On Earth - Isle of Man Pt. 1

In part one of our two-part series on the Isle of Man TT, James, Joe, and Nolan discuss why this race is the most dangerous sporting event on earth! They dive into the unique history of the island and talk about how the race got its start. They also cover the fierce rivalry of Mike "The Bike" Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, two of the most famous TT riders in the world. Stay tuned for an even crazier part two! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/3/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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Will There Ever Be Another Rotary? Pt. 2

In part 2 of our series on the Wankel Rotary Engine; James, Nolan, and Joe find out how Mazda made the rotary engine what it is today. They'll discover how Mazda fine-tuned Wankel's design and we're able to win the IMSA GTU Championship SEVEN years in a row, with the famed RX-7. They'll also talk about how the cult classic, 787b, was able to win Le Mans even though they qualified a ridiculous twelve seconds behind the top car. Stay tuned to find out the full story of this legendary engine on this week's episode of Past Gas!  Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/202053 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Rotary Before Mazda Pt. 1

Today’s episode is all about the invention of the Wankel Rotary Engine! German inventor Felix Wankel devised “a new type of engine, half turbine, half reciprocating” when he was just 17 years old, but wouldn’t get to see his creation under the hood of a production car for another 45 years. Luckily a lot happened in Felix’s life along the way, including running multiple machine shops in his mother’s backyard, inventing a three wheeled car called “the Devil Beetle”, and getting some help from colleagues who may or may not have been adorable animated forest creatures. Part 1 of 2. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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How NASCAR ROBBED Their First Black Driver - Wendell Scott Pt.2

This week is the conclusion of our Wendell Scott series. Wendell has finally made it to the NASCAR Grand National Series, but his battle against discrimination has only just begun. Join us as we discuss Wendell’s triumphs and unfair setbacks defined by racism, including a stolen win, and a major manufacturer refusing to sponsor the talented Wendell Scott, and his 2015 admittance to the NASCAR hall of fame. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/13/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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The FIRST Black NASCAR Driver: Wendell Scott Pt.1

This week we’re telling the inspirational story of NASCAR’s first black driver: Wendell Scott. From helping his dad in the garage as a kid , to becoming his hometown’s fastest cab driver, to moonlighting as a bootlegger, Wendell’s entire life seemed destined for the race track- but it wouldn’t be that easy. Wendell persevered through discrimination off the track, and battled it on the track when he finally got there. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/202058 minutes, 50 seconds
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Duncan Hamilton: This Guy Won Le Mans DRUNK

Today we’re looking into the bonkers life of Duncan Hamilton, the only man to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans drunk behind the wheel. This guy might have the nuttiest story so far on this podcast: from building his own car as a teenager, to surviving back to back sinking ships in World War Two, and surviving multiple crashes on the track. There’s only one Duncan Hamilton! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Worst Weekend in Formula 1 History - Senna Pt.4

In our series finale on Ayrton Senna, James, Joe, and Nolan relive that fateful moment on May 1, 1994, when Ayrton Senna crashed while driving in the San Marino Grand Prix. Senna’s’ untimely death at Imola was foreshadowed by multiple devastating crashes, and the death of fellow F1 driver, Roland Ratzenberger, who died on the same track just days before Senna. It was, maybe, the worst weekend in Formula 1 history. To this day, Senna continues to be an icon, and his namesake remains as being synonyms with greatness. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/22/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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F1's Conspiracy Against Senna - Senna Pt. 3

In this episode of Past Gas, James, Joe, and Nolan dive into what is potentially the greatest rivalry of all time; Senna Vs. Prost. The rivalry began when Senna joined Mclaren in 1988 and continued until Senna's untimely death. Find out if the FIA played favorites with Prost and much more on this episode of PAST GAS!   Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Senna’s F1 Losing Streak - Senna Pt.2

In part two of our four part series on Ayrton Senna, James, Joe, and Nolan dive into Senna’s early years in F1. After his dominance in Formula 3 Senna had a clunky start to his career in the big leagues, largely due to the lackluster cars of small teams like Toleman. However, as we’ll see, Senna’s perseverance would push him on to better teams and better cars. We’ll cover all of Senna’s pivotal races from the 84’ Brazilian Grand Prix to Senna’s fourth race at Monaco! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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Senna: The Early Years - Senna Pt. 1

Today on Past Gas we’re tackling one of our most requested topics- the one and only AYRTON SENNA. Over our 4 part series, we’re gonna look into every aspect of the legendary racer’s career: Today’s ep focuses on Ayrton’s start in karting and jump to British Formula 3. Next week in Part 2, we’ll look at Senna’s early and difficult years in Formula 1, driving for teams like Toleman and Lotus. Part 3 will dive into the Brazilian’s time at McLaren and his rivalry with teammate Alain Prost. Finally in Part 4, we’ll examine the fateful day at Imola that took Senna’s life. This is Senna’s story like you’ve never heard it. This is Past Gas. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/1/202056 minutes, 54 seconds
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The BIKER WAR of the 2000s - Hells Angels Finale

In the finale of our series on the Hells Angels, Joe, Nolan, and James see what the infamous motorcycle club has been up to in the 21st century. That's right, we're talking Modern Biker Warfare! We'll cover the Hell's Angels contention for turf in California with rival "MC", The Mongols, and talk about the clubs efforts to protect their legacy through litigation. We also dive into the Angles little known charity efforts, which include an annual toy drive for kids. You won't want to miss this one D-Holes!   Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/202059 minutes, 40 seconds
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Worse than Fyre Festival - Hells Angels Pt. 4

As we continue our journey through the history of the now infamous Hells Angels, James, Joe, and Nolan take a thorough look at the event that forever tarnished their name, The Altamont Free Concert. Initially booked as a sister concert to the biggest festival at the time, Woodstock, The Altamont Free Concert almost didn’t happen when security dropped out last minute.  The Hells Angels stepped in and took over, but their decision would consequently defame the beloved motorcycle outlaws. However, was the disaster at Altamont really their fault? We’ll find out in Part Four of our series on the Hells Angels! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/18/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hells Angels Vs. Hippies - Hells Angels Pt.3

In part 3 of our deep dive into the hells angels we’re taking a strange and terrible, trip back to the 60’s to see what famed writer/journalist Hunter S. Thompson thought of his time with the Hells Angels. We’ll get an inside look into the motorcycle club that has, perhaps the worst media imagine in history and we’ll find out why Hunter Thompson got beat up by the hells angels. We’ll also discuss why Hells Angel Skip Workman confronted Thompson on live television about his book., “Hells Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”. This one slaps folks! Source for clips: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hells Angels Pt.II : The Origins of the Outlaw MC

In this episode of Past Gas James, Nolan, and Joe continue their discussion on the most notorious motorcycle gang out there, The Hells Angels. They talk about how the Hells Angels came to be, covering everything from the famous Hollister Riot to how a staged photo may have been responsible for giving MC’s a reputation they didn’t deserve. This story is about to kick into high gear so stayed tuned! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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Hell’s Angels - Heroes or Villains? Pt 1: The Rise

Join Nolan, James, and Joe as they try to separate fact from fiction on the most notorious motorcycle club ever, The Hells Angels. To get an accurate picture of the Angels you need to understand how and why motorcycle clubs were founded in the first place. So in this episode we’re going back, way back, all the way to the invention of the first bicycle. From there we’ll follow companies like Indian and Harley Davidson as their bikes become popular amongst war torn soldiers. We’ll also find out how Pancho Villa may have inadvertently helped Harley land their first military contract, and how the small Milwaukee company went from Los Angeles motordrome to the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a crazy story that you won’t want to miss! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Georges Besse Pt. 2 - The Death of Georges Besse and AMC

In our finale of our Georges Besse 2 parter, we look into the slow downfall of the American Motors Corporation, and Renault’s attempt to save the failing brand. We also explore the motivations driving Jean-Marc Rouillan, the French anarchist behind Georges Besse’s assassination. Why did he target Georges, and how did his death put an end to AMC? We’re about to find out. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/20/202043 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Assassination of Renault’s Georges Besse Pt. I

On a cold Parisian night in November 1987, Renault President Georges Besse was gunned down in cold blood. Who pulled the trigger, and why? To find out, we explore the history of the American Motors Corporation, and the parallel history of war-torn France. Prepare for a wild ride guys, because you just found one! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/202053 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Cannonball Run Pt. II - From Protest to Pro-Fun!

In the conclusion of our Cannonball Run series, we explore how the race devolved from a protest against regulation to…less of one. We also examine some of the wackier competitors of the race: a van disguised to look like an ambulance, a group of racers dressed like priests- this one’s kooky folks! We also discuss later attempts at the sea to seas' record, and how people accomplish it today.  Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Cannonball Run Pt. I - How are these guys not in JAIL?

In this episode, we dive into the history of the “Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash”, a cross-country race from New York City to Los Angeles. This real life event inspired a film of the same name, but as we’ll see, the real thing was a lot more than Burt Reynolds’ mustache. We explore the history of American cross-country racing, including early records, and why the 1971 running was organized as a protest against the government! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/30/20201 hour, 56 seconds
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Bruce McLaren Pt. III - Life after Death: Road to the P1

The Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team is now without their founder and leader- what will they do next? In this episode we cover the aftermath of Bruce’s accident, the people that kept the company running, and the entrance of a new leader: Ron Dennis. We also reveal how McLaren teamed up with Marlboro cigarettes, and how that gave us one of the most iconic racing liveries of all time. We also dive into some of McLaren’s legendary inter-team rivalries, including James Hunt vs Niki Lauda, and Ayrton Senna vs. Alain Prost. Finally, we tackle Ron’s departure from the company, and where McLaren stands today. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bruce McLaren Pt. II - Bruce Builds His McLarens

The story of Bruce Mclaren continues with his first foray in Le Mans endurance racing, his entrance into Formula 1 and all the crashes and bashes along the way! We dive into the formation of Bruce McLaren Motor Cars, their failures and successes, as well as the loss of one of their drivers. This episode also includes a brief history of Can Am racing, possibly the most dangerous and exciting form of racing ever devised! Buckle up! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/202048 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bruce McLaren Pt. I - New Zealand’s Racing Prodigy

We all know the McLaren supercars like the Senna, P1, and 720s. But where did the company that built their beauties get their start? We begin our series on Bruce McLaren, one of Motorsport’s most influential figures, with his early life on the small island nation of New Zealand. Bruce had a rough start, as a kid he was confined to a hospital bed for two years. His time in the hospital taught him great academic discipline, a skill which assisted in the meticulous construction of his race cars later on. Join us as we explore Bruce’s early days of racing: from building a hillclimb car with his dad, to his journey to England to compete in Formula 2 racing! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/202041 minutes, 16 seconds
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John Delorean Part II: "This Stuff's Better than Gold"

We all know John Delorean stood out in the automotive industry, in part because of his flamboyant lifestyle (but mostly because of his sizable chin). So maybe it wasn’t a good idea for Delorean to get into the Cocaine Trafficking Business. Delorean was nabbed carrying a briefcase worth over 6.5 million dollars worth of cocaine, but did the FBI set him up? Or would the British backed DMC finally find success in Ireland. Join Nolan, Joe, and James as we find out in John Delorean: Part II- “This Stuff’s Better than Gold”. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/202034 minutes, 54 seconds
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John Delorean Part I: Assault on Detroit

In the first episode of our two part series on John Delorean James, Joe, and Nolan talk about John’s propensity for going against the grain in the automotive industry. As his ego, and his chin, grew Delorean took more and more risks - but would this lead to his downfall, or make him the most infamous automotive celebrity of all time? Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/202056 minutes, 17 seconds
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VW Beetle Part III: From Hitler to Hippies

In the finale of our three part series on the VW Beetle James, Nolan, and Joe explore the Beetle’s unlikely transition from Hitlers love child to lovechild hit.  You’ll find out how a car that was meant to mobilize a war hungry Germany became a symbol of freedom. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/202051 minutes, 19 seconds
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VW Beetle Pt. 2 - Sidelined by WAR

 Join James, Nolan, and Joe for part two of our series on the VW Beetle. They detail Ferdinand Porsche’s attempt to get production of “the peoples car” off the ground . Only one thing stands in his way-war. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/202050 minutes, 11 seconds
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VW Beetle Pt. I - An Evil Origin Story

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars in history. Known today as a symbol of peace from an era of love, the Beetle’s origin is much darker. Born from the needs of a brutal dictatorship; the Beetle was both a car for the people, and an excuse for acts of evil. Join Nolan, James and Joe as they begin the story of the VW Beetle. Part 1 of 3. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/202029 minutes, 31 seconds
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VW Emissions Scandal a.k.a. "Dieselgate"

In this one-parter, Nolan, Joe, and James lay out the story of the Volkswagen emissions scandal so far. There were billions of dollars in fines and hundreds of thousands of cars were bought back from customers. From VW’s realization that their cars couldn’t pass US emissions standards and their decision to cheat, to the downfall of the whole charade and the legal consequences, the story is absolutely crazy. Since this is still an ongoing story, we might revisit it in the future as developments continue to unfold. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/27/202038 minutes, 40 seconds
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Evel Knievel Pt. 2: Jumping The Shark

In part two of the series, James, Nolan and Joe follow Knievel's slow descent into madness and paranoia. How did a revered American Icon go from selling out stadiums to gambling on golf just to make ends meet? Join us as we find out. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/202056 minutes, 3 seconds
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Evel Knievel Pt. 1: Ramping Up To Glory

In part one of the series, James, Nolan and Joe explore Knievel's unlikely rise to fame. From cracking safes to winning ski jump competitions, Knievel excelled at everything he did. Join us as we look at the events that made him legendary. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/13/202043 minutes, 50 seconds
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Machines of Antarctica Pt. 2 - The Snow Cruiser

On our Antarctic finale, Nolan, Joe and Jeremiah discuss one of the most infamous engineering feats you’ve never heard of: The Snow Cruiser. This behemoth was meant to conquer the southern cold with tires that were ten feet high, and could house four researchers. But first, it had to drive from Chicago to Boston, which would prove much easier said than done... Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/6/202030 minutes, 57 seconds
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Machines of Antarctica Pt. I - Die Like Gentlemen

It’s winter time so we thought we would talk about the coldest place on earth: Antarctica. Why the heck did people want to go down there? And how did they get around? Nolan, Joe, and Jeremiah will find out. From the first antarctic explorers who traveled on foot to a wingless plane with skis, this is a nutty episode. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/201934 minutes, 35 seconds
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Nissan GT-R Pt. 2: King of the Monsters

With the resounding success of the Nissan R32 GTR, it was time to design a follow up. Lucky for Nissan, the R32 was just the beginning. In this episode, James, Nolan and Joe discuss the underrated R33 and why it deserves more love, the Legendary R34 and all its special editions, and the R35, the car responsible in part for the birth of car Youtube. Nolan also blows his nose. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/201935 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nissan GT-R Pt. 1: The Dawn of Godzilla

The Nissan GTR is by far, one of Japan’s most legendary automobiles. It’s a nameplate born from Motorsport and proven on the street. But where did it come from? Join James, Nolan and Joe as they explore the origins of the GTR name. From the Prince R380 race car, to the Ken Meri, to the almighty R32. It’s time for the rise of Godzilla. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/16/201942 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fordlandia Pt. 2: Welcome to the Rubber Jungle

Henry Ford’s crew of wayward utopia builders have landed in the Amazon. Now all they had to do was build a city...from scratch. Join Nolan and James as they explore what went wrong at Fordlandia. From riots, to starvation, to more riots. It all goes wrong! Isn’t that fun?!? Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/201952 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fordlandia Pt. 1: Henry Ford's Rubber Utopia

In the early 1900s, Henry Ford devised a plan: buy a swath of Amazonian rainforest, build the ultimate utopia, and grow some rubber. Unfortunately, that would be a lot easier said than done. Join James and Nolan as they recount the wild and ill-fated story of Fordlandia. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/2/201944 minutes, 21 seconds
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PT Cruiser Pt.II - A Custom-Built Downfall

We conclude our two part series on the PT Cruiser with an exhaustive list of things people did to make Chrysler’s light truck cool. Everything from Brian Setzer SEMA builds, a Viper V10 engine swap,  to Chrysler’s own Turbocharged Cruiser GT. If you though the PT was cool in Part 1, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/25/201937 minutes, 13 seconds
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PT Cruiser Pt. 1 - America's Most Hated

The PT Cruiser is America’s ubiquitously hated, retro styled, uber-utilitarian cars that also sold millions of units. But does it deserve the hate? Join Nolan, and special guest hosts Joe and Jeremiah, as they discuss the PT Cruiser’s surprisingly advanced development. With roots in the Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler, you might change your mind about this car after you hear this episode! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/201939 minutes, 43 seconds
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Randy Lanier: Racing's Drug Kingpin

Get ready to hear about one of America’s most prolific drug kingpins of the 1980's, Randy Lanier. He was one of the most promising rookie drivers and soon became one of the largest drug traffickers in U.S. history, smuggling over 600,000 pounds of marijuana into the country. This guy was the Walter White of racing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/201959 minutes, 1 second
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Smokey Yunick Pt.2 - The Art of Cheating

In our finale of Smokey Yunick, we’re diving into his illustrious cheating career. From hiding fuel lines inside his cars, building a 7/8 scale race car, to eventually becoming an Oil AND Gold Baron. Smokey is a bonafide legend. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/4/201954 minutes, 27 seconds
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Smokey Yunick Pt.1 - Racing's Greatest Cheater is Born

It’s time for the story of NASCAR’s greatest cheater, Smokey Yunick! From humble beginnings building a tractor as a child, fighting in WWII, to operating a dubious smuggling operation, Smokey might be the most interesting man in history! This guy lived five lives before he ever stepped foot on a racetrack. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/28/201949 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mid Night Club Pt.2 - Inside Story of Team Mid Night

In the final installment of the series, James and Nolan explore more of the lore of the infamous underground Japanese race team, The Mid Night Club. Plus, James and Nolan pass on a message from an actual member of Mid Night. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/21/201939 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mid Night Club Pt. 1 - The Birth of Japanese Underground Street Racing

In part one of a two-part series, James and Nolan explain the origins of the Mid Night Club, an underground Japanese race team with top-secret members that raced around the streets of Japan from 1982 to 1999, officially speaking. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/14/201947 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. IV - Ken Miles Was Robbed

In the final installment of a four part series, James and Nolan wrap up what became of the feud between two car giants. After two failed attempts and millions of dollars spent, will the GT40 team finally take victory in France? They’re about to find out. Strap in because this is a dense one! We’re talking Holman Moody, Ralph Nader, the Daytona 24 hours, and one of the most iconic race finishes ever! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/7/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. III - Carroll Shelby’s Chickens

In part three of a four part series, James and Nolan discuss how, to save face and defeat Ferrari, Ford enlists the help of a man who had done it before, Carroll Shelby. This episode covers Carroll’s life before racing, his failed business ventures including chicken farming, and the Creation of Shelby American in Venice, CA. Carroll Shelby might be  the coolest man to ever live. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/30/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. II - The Ballad of Hank the Deuce

On part two of a four part series, James and Nolan explore how Motor Company president Henry Ford II had his sights set on one thing: beating the Chevrolet Corvette. So what happens when you try to buy a small Italian sportswear firm to do that? Hank will see for himself. From the fumbled deal between Ford and Ferrari to Ford’s first attempt at winning Le Mans, today’s episode is all about REVENGE. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/23/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. I - The Rise of Enzo Ferrari

In the first part of a four part series, hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes from Donut Media start off their first episode with a bang, the unbelievable feud between Ford and Ferrari in the early 20th century. This legendary rivalry between Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans begins with the story of perhaps the most influential people in car history: Enzo Ferrari. From his early life growing up in his father’s machine shop, to buying his first race car, to the creation of Scuderia Ferrari, we’re gonna cover it all! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/22/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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Past Gas - Official Trailer

Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast "Past Gas!". Hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it's about cars, not about farts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/4/201943 seconds