Category Archives: Podcasts

Pete Chapouris and Jimmy Shine

June 18, 2010

Adam Carolla and Sandy Ganz sit down with Pete Chapouris and Jimmy Shine of SO-CAL Speed shop. SO-CAL is one of the oldest speeds shops with the doors opening in 1946, with many historical contributions to the art of Hot Rodding. Conversation of course derails into frozen planes, drag boats and other fun discussion. The SO-CAL folks bring down their iconic ’32 SO-CAL Highboy for a peek. Enjoy the show!

Check out SO-CAL Speed Shop at www.socalspeedshop.com

Jimmy Shine’s Site can be found here www.jimmyshine.com
(See if you can find the ‘Gutter Surfing’ Video…)

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Chip Foose

June 11, 2010

Adam Carolla, Sandy Ganz and legendary designer Chip Foose gather some thoughts and basically shoot the Sh!T about some of Chips early history and how he started Foose Designs, some of the origins of the Gone in 60 seconds ‘Elenor’ car and much more. Chip was a fantastic guest and brought in a cool car, the Foose Hemisfear. Chip also tells us about the ‘Ultimate Car Build Off’ premiering on Discovery Channel. Enjoy the show!

This blurb lifted from Discovery Channel –

“‘Ultimate Car Build Off’ follows mechanics from all over America as they battle it out to build the most innovative vehicle and win US $100,000. It highlights the incredible design and fabricating abilities of the participants and demonstrates how their creative skills are pushed to the limit. Hosted by professional car builder Lou Santiago and North American Rally Champion Andrew ‘ACP’ Picard, the final project builds are showcased and judged by legendary car designer Chip Foose. In the first episode, watch as mechanics from two garages – Hollywood Hot Rods and Pure Vision – go head-to-head with just four days to transform a mini-van into a super-car. The finished article is put on display at Willow Springs Raceway and the winner moves on to the next battle in Los Angeles.”

Catch Chip on Ultimate Car Build on the Discovery Channel. The show premiers on June 21st, 9pm, with host Lou Santiago, Andrew Picard, and Chip Foose. Check the Discovery Channel for more information

Also Special Thanks to Chip Foose and Tod Mesirow for making the trek out for the show!

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Jonathan Ward – ICON

June 4, 2010

Adam, Sandy and Jonathan Ward sit down to talk about his creations. The ICON line of vintage vehicles. ICON manufactures a FJ40 and a CJ3B with more on the way. The inspiration of all of this came out of Jonathan’s passion for the Toyota Land Cruiser and being the premier supplier of aftermarket parts. The TLC business evolved into ICON where he manufactures a variety of classic 4×4 from the ground up. Ever thing about these vehicles is about functionality and durability and yet they are meticulously detailed in every aspect. Enjoy the show!

Check out ICON vehicles here : www.icon4x4.com
Land Cruise Fan? Check out TLC here : www.tlc4x4.com

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Tim Suddard

May 28, 2010

Adam Carolla and Sandy Ganz sit down and talk with Tim Suddard the publisher of a two very popular automotive magazines, Grassroots Motorsports and Classic Motorsports. Tim gives it up as vintage car collector with some of his car picks as well as giving us a tour of his Mercedes AMG SL63 ‘Loaner Car’. Enjoy the show!

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Brian Austin Green

May 21, 2010

Special guest Brian Austin Green sits down with Adam and Sandy to talk about school, Megan Fox, and oh, the Long Beach Grand Prix. We settle the score with a review of Adam and Brian’s in car camera and find out what really went down. Let’s not forget about Adrien Brody and his ‘questionable’ yellow flag move. Then out to the lot were we do a walk around with Brian and his fine 1966 Mustang Fastback. Enjoy the Show!

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The Megan Fox Transformers Clip


Open House at Stillen

May 14, 2010

Ace, Ganz, and the CarCast crew roll down to Stillen’s open house. Steve Millen shows us around his company and we talk about some of his new products for Nissans and Infinitis. We talk some shop with the legendary racer and ‘Natalia’ helps daddy out with some of the tech talk. As a wrap up we bring back Celebrity first car with David Alan Grier. A fun episode, enjoy!

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The Mitty, Road Atlanta

May 8, 2010

Adam Carolla and Sandy Ganz and the CarCast crew (Donny) jump on an eastbound plane and head for Atlanta. The trip – Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty 2010 held at Road Atlanta, and this year Ace has a couple of cars down for the show. BRE and Datsun are the mark for the vintage race with many classic Datsuns in attendance. We chat with some great racers and enjoy conversation with a few folks while we toss back a beer. Then Ganz and Motorator Matt do some more hack job work on the ripper, only to find that one good hack job leads to another. Enjoy the show, and check below for the many photos!

Special thanks to Tim Suddard and Crew of Classic Motorsports Magazine for the special hospitality during the event and the Sunday Beer. Check out Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports magazines at –

And lastly thanks goes out to Les Cannaday at Classic Datsun for getting Adam’s cars out to the track.

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Tim Suddard of Classic Motorsports Magazine

Les Cannaday of Classic Datsun Motorsports

Legendary Racer John Morton

Vintage race driver John McComb

The Ripper : Transmission Swap P1

May 7, 2010

This weeks simple project was to try to get the new transmission fitted into the car. The new gearbox is different then the Tremec TKO 5 speed that was in the car and also different then the original top loader that was in the car. The new Texas Transmission T101A is a heavy duty gearbox from some Nascar or related type of racing. It’s similar to a T10, but bigger in some dimensions. The first issue was to “get the shifter in the hole”. So the blown engine block was bolted to the Tilton bell housing and then transmission and dropped back in the car. Motorator Matt helps out the Professor in some minor hacking to the transmission tunnel. Against better judgment Ganz didn’t cut enough…



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