Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz jump into the lap of luxury in this episode. They jump a private jet from JetSuite and fly into Thermal California, the home of Thermal Motorsports. What’s the ride in from the airport… an Aston Martin Rapide. We meet up with Emma Gwyther who tells us more about the Thermal Motorsports race track and lifestyle. The good times never seem to end, when Lexus drops off a long term ‘Loaner’ car for Adam. We take a peek at his new Lexus ISF.
Special thanks to Emma Gwyther for putting the Thermal Motorsports tour together and JetSuite for the quick lift out to Thermal in their Embraer Phenom Jet (and the ice cold beer!), and lastly the fine folks at Desert European Motorcars for the use of the Aston Martin Rapide.
Show Links and Contacts
For more information on the Thermal Motorsports experience check them out here – www.thermal122.com
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz sit back with Vaughn Gittin Jr. Vaughn is a different breed of racer, he is a formula drifter. He is currently driving the Monster Energy Drink/Falken Ford Mustang. Vaughn teaches the boys more about the sport and how it all works. Then we jump back to a the “Derelict Wagon”, a station wagon that has been done with some amazing care yet looks like an un-restored car. Jonathan Ward has been on the show with his ICON 4×4’s and has many other amazing projects in the works!
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz take a ride back into time with Matt Pumphrey of Owner of “Woodies and Wheels”. Matt is a featured restorer of pre-war Automobiles. Matt brings in his own 1912 Ford Model T which has been converted into a pre-war racer, and finally the featured car this week is Randy’s hopped up Mini-Cooper with more gadgets then the Green Hornet.
Special thanks to the Matt and the Crew at “Woddies and Wheels” and Jason Crouch of 4/3 FILMS of San Mateo for making the trek in the rough California weather and the great videos.
Check out Matt’s shop, “Woodies and Wheels”, where you can see his other projects and restorations as they are happening – www.WoodiesAndWheels.com
Matt Pumphrey’s 1912 Ford Model T Racer
Check out the videos from “Woodies and Wheels”. The first one is their trip from San Jose to the show in Glendale. The next one is the “Smokin’ Orange!” a fun run of the Model T in the country, and the first of the Hall Scott restoration. Don’t forget to check out their video channel on YouTube – WoodiesAndWheels
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz have Stuntman Mike Ryan on the show. Mike tells us what its like to drive the his 1900+ HP Diesel Freightliner up Pikes Peak and doing drift videos with it. Mike’s stunts have been featured on many movies and his work is showing up in the upcoming Fast and Furious 5. Our Featured Car of the week is a 1965 Alfa Sprint GTA owned by Anthony Rimicci.
Adam Carolla loses his voice and missed this episode but the Professor Sandy Ganz and Motorator Matt jump on to talk with Alex Roy. Who is Alex Roy? Well he is an ‘unofficial’ winning competitor in the real yet ‘unofficial’ Gumball rally and other ‘unofficial’ races. He has competed in many of the ‘non-sanctioned’ racing events crossing the USA and Europe. Alex fills us in on his driving antics and his BMW M5 Police Car. We then pop outside to take a peek at his 1973 Citroen SM.
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz have Bud Brutsman on the show. Bud is the producer of many great Automotive TV shows including Rides, Overhaulin’, Hot Rod TV and many many more. We chat about one of his shows ‘American Trucker’ where they re-enact the Smokey and the Bandit Beer run. Then we jump outside to take a look at the Year One recreation Trans Am. Our Featured Car of the week is actually the Big Oly Bronco Trophy Truck which is owned by Marshall Madruga.
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz have upcoming driver David Cheng on the show. We catch a bit of a history lesson (well very short) on what’s cooking in China and racing. Not one or two, but three Porsche cars make it to the featured car this week. We start with the oldest and move along to modern times. We start with Marco Gerace’s 1963 356T6V Outlaw, then move on to Dave Donelly’s 1970 Porsche 911S with a dose of extra trimmings, and last but not least Betim Berisha’s 2003 996 1000hp turbo.