Matt is here and Adam is on the phone for this episode of Car Cast. Tommy Kendall and Justin Bell of the Torque Adam and Matt are joined in the studio by Tommy Kendall and Justin Bell for this episode of Car Cast. Adam is out of the studio for the beginning of this show but phones in from the road. The fellas kick off the show talking about the Barrett-Jackson auction that just took place in Texas. Specifically, they get into Tom Cruz’s 928 from Risky Business which sold for a crazy and unexpected 2 million dollars. Tommy and Justin then get into the origins of The Torque Show and their meteoric rise in the media landscape. They then talk about being chosen to provide exclusive coverage at Pebble Beach this year. Lastly, Adam arrives at the Studio in time to say Hi to Tommy and Kendall before playing the hypothetical stoplight game with Intern Ryan.
Goldberg gives a garage update, Matt talks about his Lightning delay, and the guys chat about SEMA and the Lucid luxury electric car.
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.
Goldberg and Matt chat about Bill getting back his Lawman Mustang, Matt driving the Hennessey RAM TRX Mammoth 1000, and the reaction to the Tesla Plaid.
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.
Alistair Weaver of Edmunds.com returns to give share his experience driving the Tesla Plaid (and its yoke steering wheel). The guys also chat about the Ford Raptor.
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.
Goldberg and Matt chat about the Ford Raptor and Edmunds.com’s latest test with the BMW M4 and Mustang Mach 1.