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L.A. Auto Show 2011 Part 2

November 26, 2011

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Show Summary

Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria take a second lap around the 2011 L.A. Auto show. We feature two BMW concept cars, which we are promised are bound for actual production. Then we get to take a look at the latest incarnation of BMW’s M5 and M3. Later, the guys chat with Ian Callum of Jaguar, then head off to see new offerings from Land Rover. We wrap the show up with one of Adam’s favorite marques, Audi.

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


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L.A. Auto Show 2011 Part 1 and Return to SEMA

November 18, 2011

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Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria get turned loose at this year’s L.A. Auto Show. We get a look at Ford’s new Mustangs, including the Shelby GT500 and the Boss Mustang.

Then we take a lap around the Porsche display and talk to Porsche race driver Patrick Long. Adam checks out some of Porsche’s latest models and also their free food. Later, we talk with Kevin Smith of Lotus and Bill Kwong of Lexus. Part 2 of the L.A. Auto Show will air next week.

We wrap the show up back in Vegas for the second half of Motorator Matt’s interviews at this year’s SEMA. He talks with hot rodding legend Gale Banks, Chevy Performance’s Dr. Jamie Meyer, John Hotchkis of Hotchkis Suspension, Danny Bullock of Bondurant Racing and Bill Tichener of Holley.

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David Freiburger of Hot Rod Magazine and SEMA Part 1

November 11, 2011

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Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria are joined by David Freiburger, Editor in chief of Hot Rod Magazine and Hot Rod Deluxe. He brings in Hot Rod Magazine’s blown “Crusher” Camaro.

Then Matt goes solo for a lap around SEMA 2011. In the first part of this two-part segment, we talk to Cam Benty of Flowmaster, designer Chip Foose, Jason Engel of Classic Recreations, Joe Bacal of Lexus / JT Grey Performance Driving and Gil Cormaci of Vortech/Paxton Superchargers.

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


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Jonathan Ward & The Icon Bronco

November 4, 2011

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Show Summary

Jonathan Ward of Icon Motors returns and brings his long-awaited re-engineered Ford Bronco.

Featuring a fresh Coyote V8, the new Icon Bronco packs a punch, especially considering its weight. Design-wise, every inch of this Bronco has been thought about. From CNC milled door lock pulls to the customized interior to the radiator hoses, Ward leaves no stone unturned. Icon’s one-off re-engineering somehow finds the perfect balance between rugged and refined.

Tune in and hear Adam drool over Jonathan’s attention to detail and good taste. Has Ward possibly created a car that Adam can’t complain about? Maybe not, but he probably comes as close to that as anyone ever will.
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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana


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Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Pete Chapouris of SoCal Speed Shop

October 28, 2011

Adam Carolla and Sandy Ganz have special guest Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Pete Chapouris of SoCal Speed Shop is in on the interview as well. Billy tells some great stories and brings in his 1958 Mexican Blackbird. This week’s featured car is a 1972 2002tii BMW. Enjoy the Show! (Rebroadcast)

Check out Billy Gibbons site Here www.billyfgibbons.com

Check out So-Cal Speed Shop right here www.so-calspeedshop.com

And to check out what’s cooking with ZZ Top here www.zztop.com

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana
Web Engineer: Sandy Ganz

Adam and Matt Answer Your Car Questions!

October 21, 2011

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Show Summary

Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria take more of YOUR car calls!

They talk about being overwhelmed by SEMA and the upside and downside of aftermarket add-ons. Then we hear why racing in front of crowds has taken the thrill out of Willow Springs for Adam.

Callers ask about buying a new, European car and about a mystery sloshing sound coming from behind the dashboard. Adam also answers the oft-asked, “What happened to John Salley?”

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Show Credits

Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producer: Jeff Fox
Audio Engineer: Chris Laxamana
Web Engineer: Sandy Ganz

Quirt and Ariel Crawford of Crawford Performance

October 13, 2011

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Quirt and Ariel Crawford join Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria on this week’s CarCast. Quirt owns Crawford Performance, a leading Subaru race car builder, that is now getting into building Scions. He’s built Rally cars for Tanner Foust and Ken Block. Quirt was also Crew Chief for Tim Allen when Tim raced for Saleen. Quirt’s daughter, Ariel, is a young, top-performing young Rally racer for Crawford Performance. They give us a tour of Ariel’s Scion TC race car.

For more information on Crawford Performance check them out here at www.CrawfordPerformance.com

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Your Car Calls and Questions

October 7, 2011

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Adam Carolla and Motorator Matt D’Andria take your car-related calls and questions.

A BMW E46 owner asks advice on upgrading to an M3. A caller wants suggestions on a fun used car under $10K. And a listener wants to know why the Germans can’t build a high-end luxury car that’s engineered as reliably as a Lexus. These topics and more on this episode of CarCast!