Ringbrothers’ Mike and Jim Ring stop by to talk about building some of the most innovative cars the industry has ever seen. They also join Adam and Matt for a new segment answering listener emails about cruise control and engines. Afterwards, Matt and the Ring brothers head to the CarCast Lot to give a tour of ‘Recoil,’ a custom-built 1966 Chevy Chevelle.
Adam gives pointers on how to get around Laguna Seca, whether to drive or sit on a low-miles ’96 Viper GTS, good starter cars for weekend racing and whether or not he would ship one of his cars to the Goodwood Revival. Then Matt throws some revs at the Jaguar F-Type Coupe!
Front Runner makes vehicle-based adventure gear such as roof racks, roof top tents, awnings, kayak carriers and camping gear that attaches to your truck. Dave talks about how he moved from show biz into camping gear and then we get a look at an amazing setup of camping gear fitted onto a Jeep.
The great John Hotchkis talks about the whodunnit of putting vintage race cars back together and his company’s new line of Mustang parts and sway bars. Then we look at the “Fine Dime,” a 1969 Chevy C10 outfitted with a full Hotchkis suspension kit and a 370 hp LS-1 motor.
Shinoo Mapleton’s Sector 111 is a dealer of lightweight, niche sportscars like Lotus, Ariel and BAC. He talks about these cars and his own car that is in development, the Drakan Spyder. It has a 430hp V8 and weighs only 1950 lbs. He brings by the eye-catching BAC MONO for us to check out.
Friend of the show Bodie Stroud comes by to talk about customizing cars, the state of Adam’s Lambo restoration and if dogs can be trained to sniff out Bondo. Then we peep Bodie’s supercharged Coyote-powered 1956 Ford F-100 custom.
We take your questions. What makes a good garage? What are some of Adam’s favorite pre-1980 American cars? What’s going on with the Lotus Europa Adam bought with his brother-in-law? What happened with CarCast going to the COTA vintage event? Then we eyeball the amazing McLaren 650s!
The great Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering brings in the supercharged Reaper Silverado pickup. The limited edition upgrade is a partnership between his company and Southern Comfort Automotive and is available through selected GM dealerships.