Author Archives: Ryan Smith

Chris Kersting (CEO/President of SEMA)

September 17, 2021

Adam and Matt are both here for this week’s episode of CarCast. This week they are joined by Chris Kersting, CEO/President of SEMA, to talk about this year’s SEMA Show. They kick off the podcast talking about the history of SEMA and how it got started. They then get into this year’s SEMA Show and Chris runs down all the slight changes that will allow the show to run at near full capacity. Adam and Matt then ask Chris about his automative projects and Chris talks about his ambitions to trick out both an old Ford Raptor as well and an International Travelall wagon from the 60’s. The show ends with the guys talking about their excitement and extra appreciation for the SEMA Show after it was taken away from everyone last year.

TRX Mammoth + Porsche Mission R & Tesla Plaid’s Yoke

September 10, 2021

Adam and Matt kick off the show talking about Matt’s experience driving the stock Ram TRX. Matt also messed around with John Hennessey’s “Mammoth” TRX that comes with 250 extra horsepower. Matt explains how crazy fun the TRX is. Adam then reminisces on some of his old racing videos before getting into a general Volkswagen discussion where they spoke on the Passat and the Jetta. The guys dig into the Porsche Mission R Concept car. Last, they talk about the Model S Plaid’s crazy performance and its equally crazy steering wheel.

Tony Begley On Lance Reventlow’s 1962 Shelby Cobra

September 3, 2021

Adam and Matt kick off talking about Matt’s experience with the new Lexus and how much he disliked the laptop-Esque trackpad. The two share their ergonomic frustrations with all the new cars moving further away from manual controls. Next Tony Begley joins the show to talk about the history behind his 1962 Lance Reventlow-Shelby Cobra. Lastly, Adam and Matt play the hypothetical stoplight game before ending the show with a little Ford Raptor Gen 3 talk.

Monterey Week Recap

August 20, 2021

Adam and Matt are back from Monterey and ready to recap everything. The guys give the inside baseball on everything that went on in Monterey before speculating about next year which is rumored to be Le Mans themed.

Alexander Weaver + Monterey Preview

August 9, 2021

Adam and Matt welcome Alexander Weaver of RM to the show to preview Monterey. They ask him questions that he is specifically qualified to answer. They go over a bunch of cars that will be available for auction in Monterey. They also get into some cars that will be available at a November auction in France. Lastly, they talk about Adam’s 911s and chat about the crazy prices on the F1 cars.

Pebble Auction Talk + New ZO6 Deep Dive & Matt’s New Mustang

July 23, 2021

Adam and Matt kick off the show talking about Matt’s new Mustang. They get into the Volkswagen ID.4 which leads them into a discussion on the mistakes car companies are making by “futurizing” the interior of all the electric versions. The guys talk about some of the cars that will be listed for Auction at Monterey including a 1995 McLaren F1 estimated at $15 million dollars. Lastly, they poke fun at Mike August’s car wrap and hit the most recent automotive news including the announcement of the new ZO6.