Past Gas by Donut Media

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Subscribers: 689
Reviews: 22

Myron
 Sep 23, 2021
Solid podcast for car nerds, but the ad amounts are a little ridiculous. It's legitimately ~6-9 minutes of ads in a ~50 minute podcast. If they reduced it by 50+%, it'd be 5 stars.

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 May 13, 2021

Frank
 Feb 20, 2021

Brandon Ocariz
 Aug 13, 2020
love u guys

koosh
 Jul 22, 2020
good bunch of guys doing their thing

Description

Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast "Past Gas!". Hosts James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes and Joe Weber walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it's about cars, not about farts. We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4  For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com    Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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Dodge vs. Ford Was A Toxic Feud
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Hamilton and Burr. Hatfield and McCoy. Biggie and Tupac. The Dodge Brothers and… Henry Ford? There are many great feuds that define American history, but few know about the legal battle between two automotive giants that forever changed the industry. Why did Henry Ford hate the Dodge brothers so much? How did their rivalry reinforce corporate corporatism as we know it? All that and more on today’s Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app now, use promo code GAS, bet just one dollar on this Sunday’s Formula Racing Grand Prix and win a hundred dollars in free bets if any driver finishes a lap. That’s promo code GAS for this NO-BRAINER at DraftKings Sportsbook. Must be 21 or older, NJ, IN, or PA only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit for free bet promotion. One per customer. Restrictions Apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Visit firstrepublic.com today to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.  Head over to autotempest.com/pastgas Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: MeUndies.com/PASTGAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
How These Electric Vehicles Sparked The Tesla
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What kind of bonkers science took Electric Vehicles from quirky novelty to racetrack hero? How did the internal combustion motor not only kill the electric car, but also make it absolutely amazing? What is the true origin of the electric car, and what does it have to do with a modern electric car that recently broke the world record for drifting? Turn on, tune in, and plug in… it’s an are-we-past-using-gas edition of Past Gas… the history of EVs! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to meundies.com/PASTGAS. Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
NASCAR’s Eurotrip - ’Merica At Le Mans
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Today on Past Gas,we got the story of some good ol’ American boys taking a wild 1970s Eurotrip. How did the 1970s Oil Embargo lead to a couple of Americans bringing big block muscle cars to Le Mans? How did Ferrari rage quitting Le Mans in 1973 lead to NASCAR racing in France? Just how well did the big block bruisers do against the tiny Le Mans cars? We’re bringing oval power to the eiffel tower…it’s the story of NASCAR at Le Mans! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: To order your Manly Band and get 21% off, plus a free silicone ring, go to manlybands.com/gas. Manly Bands—the best damn rings period.  Enter TODAY for your chance to win the “Custom Jeep Wrangler” or other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/gas. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code gas. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Say Trick or Treat to your beautiful new Halloweenie with MANSCAPED™. Checkout Gabi! Go to gabi.com/GAS to start saving today! It’s totally free. Experience motivation like never before with the Peloton bike, now $400 less. Go to onepeloton.com to learn more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
How Did A 9,000 Mile Road Trip Forge A Revolutionary?
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You’ve probably been on a road trip that changed your life. But have you been on a road trip that changed the WORLD? How about 9,000 Miles on a Norton bike, through the treacherous terrain of South America? Today on Past Gas: how did an epic road trip create the mononymous revolutionary we know simply as “Che”? Leper colonies, love affairs, and dog diarrhea all tell the story of how a boy turned into a freedom-fighting man… and then a t-shirt. You gotta hear it to believe it, babeeeee! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Monday.com is how effective teams meet their goals. If you manage a team - Visit monday.com for your free two-week trial. Visit firstrepublic.com today to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
This Was NASCAR's Greatest Rivalry
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Rivalries are what make racing riveting. Mopar vs. Ford, North Carolina vs. South Carolina, Puralator vs. STP … and today, Richard Petty versus David Perason. Why did they wind up in head to head battles almost every week? How did their rivalry push NASCAR to the limits and save the sport from suffering the same fate as the auto industry during the 70s? All that and more on today’s Past Gas! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Create the perfect workflow for your team with monday.com Work OS. To start your free 14-day trial go to monday.com. Head over to autotempest.com/pastgas. With the Peloton Bike, there’s nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Mazda's Abandoned Luxury Brand
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Have you ever heard of Amati? In the late ’80s, Mazda took a big swing and tried to create a luxury car brand. They were emboldened by the success of the Miata. But somehow, Amati never happened, and almost 400 million dollars were wasted in the process. Today on Past Gas: how did Amati become a ghost badge haunting Mazda’s dreams? Why does Mazda refuse to discuss the failed brand? How did Mazda go from zoom zoom, to doom and gloom? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Check out MeUndies! To get 15% off your first order, free shipping, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, go to: meundies.com/PASTGAS. Monday.com is how effective teams meet their goals. If you manage a team - Visit monday.com for your free two-week trial. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Six of the Greatest Cheaters in History
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A murderous Grand Prix motorcycle racer… An ex-con turned racing manager who ordered one driver to throw a race so his other driver could… a boundary-breaking rally racer who miraculously emerged from the West African jungle with a car that ran like new… What do all these people have in common? They’re CHEATERS! Specifically, some of the most dirty, rotten, dishonest, incredibly creative, downright awesome cheaters in racing history. The story of six of the greatest cheaters in racing, today on Past Gas! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. Learn more at kregtool.com.  Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Make your balls a priority this Fall. Choose MANSCAPED™, Your Balls Will Thank You™! Create the perfect workflow for your team with monday.com Work OS. To start your free 14-day trial go to monday.com. Visit firstrepublic.com today to learn more. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.  Check out autotempest.com/pastgas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Michael Schumacher Could Be F1's GOAT (Episode 100!)
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Please enjoy Past Gas’ 100th episode! A special thanks to everyone who has listened to the podcast-- we truly couldn’t make it without you. Who better to discuss on such a big episode than one of the biggest names in F1...Michael Schumacher? Despite the reverence his name invokes, Schumacher is not without his own set of controversies. Today, on Past Gas: is Michael Schumacher, known for his perfectionism and intimidating persona, the Greatest of All Time? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. It’s available nationwide at Home Depot, Lowes, and other home centers, woodworking and hardware stores. Learn more at kregTool.com.  Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
The SuperCar’s Incredible Origin Story
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Today on Past Gas, the gritty origin story of supercars. Supercars and hypercars are now a permanent fixture in the automotive landscape, but it wasn’t always that way. First, a bunch of renegade designers and engineers actually had to be crazy enough to invent them. How did Ferrari and Lamborghini’s rivalry lead to some of the greatest car designs ever? And how did Americans start competing with Europeans in the supercar arena? It’s the Batman Begins of our supercar story! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Find out where to get your COVID-19 vaccine near you at vaccines.gov Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping. With the Peloton Bike, there’s nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply. Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. It’s available nationwide at Home Depot, Lowes, and other home centers, woodworking and hardware stores. Learn more at kregtool.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
The CHEATING Mechanic Who Became A BILLIONAIRE (REPLAY)
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Catch our episode of Smokey Yunick yet again, on this exclusive episode revisit (with special Hi Low catch up with Nolan and Joe!) It’s time for the story of NASCAR’s greatest cheater, Smokey Yunick! From humble beginnings building a tractor as a child, fighting in WWII, to operating a dubious smuggling operation, Smokey might be the most interesting man in history! This guy lived five lives before he ever stepped foot on a racetrack. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out Autotempest! Head to autotempest.com/pastgas. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Now anyone can easily create perfect and strong pocket-hole joints with the Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig 520PRO. It’s available nationwide at Home Depot, Lowes, and other home centers, woodworking and hardware stores. Learn more at kregtool.com. Get ALL THE PROMO CODES Honey can find and $5 in your Venmo at joinhoney.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
How this Playboy Smuggler became Racing’s Greatest CHEATER (REPLAY)
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Catch our episode of Smokey Yunick yet again, on this exclusive episode revisit (with special Hi Low catch up with Nolan and Joe!) It’s time for the story of NASCAR’s greatest cheater, Smokey Yunick! From humble beginnings building a tractor as a child, fighting in WWII, to operating a dubious smuggling operation, Smokey might be the most interesting man in history! This guy lived five lives before he ever stepped foot on a racetrack. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Find all the used cars all in one place. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas.   Check out MeUndies! To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping go to meundies.com/PASTGAS. Find your COVID-19 vaccine location near you at vaccines.gov. Check out Manly Bands. To order your Manly Band and get 21% off, plus a free silicone ring, go to manlybands.com/gas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
F1's Most Spectacular Single-Season Flops
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Is it better to burn out or fade away? Today on Past Gas, we bring you seven stories about one-season Formula One teams that managed to do both, from Andrea Moda’s wild antics on and off the track, to MasterCard Lola’s short attention span and even shorter stack of bills. Which ill-fated team was the worst? The most promising? The most ill-equipped? Whether you’re a rabid F1 fan or new to the sport, this episode’s a drive to survive… a single F1 season. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Put your policy to the test like we did. Get a better insurance with Gabi. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Check out Manscaped! Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. For a clean trinity and Beyond, Your Space Balls Will Thank You. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Took 60 Years to Make
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Just a couple years ago, the world finally got its first Mid-Engine Corvette. Today on Past Gas, the epic, decades-long story of how we finally reached that point. It’s a story that starts with hiding out from the Nazis in a French brothel, and only gets wilder from there. What were the incredible experimental cars that Chevy scrapped, how did last minute business blunders hold the project back, and who were the geniuses who finally made it possible? It’s a mid-engine LEGEND on today’s podcast. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out all the cars in one search. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas.  Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Find a COVID-19 vaccine location near you at vaccines.gov. With the Peloton Bike, there’s nothing like working out from home. Learn more at onepeloton.com. New members can try Peloton classes free for 30 days at onepeloton.com/app. Terms apply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
The Green Book: Traveling in the Jim Crow Era
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Today on Past Gas-- what’s the story behind the “Green Book”? For black Americans, traveling by car has historically been an entirely different experience with its own set of challenges and dangers. How did African American trailblazers create their own car culture, compete with Henry Ford, and use cars to tear down barriers? More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Past Gas by Donut Media listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/pastgas. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping.  Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Saddam Hussein Burnt His Son’s Priceless Car Collection
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You know Saddam Hussein as the former tyrant of Iraq. But did you know that Saddam and his sons owned one of the most valuable car collections in the Middle East? And that one time, Saddam lit a bunch of the cars on fire, just to prove a point? Today on Past Gas: What happened that made Saddam so angry he burned millions of dollars worth of exotic supercars to the ground? What kind of priceless gems were lost forever? All that and more, on an unbelievable episode of Past Gas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Secure your online activity by visiting expressVPN.com/gas TODAY! Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. AutoTempest.com - All the cars. One search. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas!  To get your 15% off your first order and free shipping go to meundies.com/PASTGAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
The Scammer Who Sold America On A Three-Wheeled Car
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Today on Past Gas, we’re telling you the wild and true story of the Dale -- a three-wheeled car embroiled in a wild controversy. The Dale was primed to alter the auto industry forever, so why didn’t it? What did Liz Carmichael do that had her on the run for decades? What’s the story of a car so crazy it reinvented not just one wheel-- but three?! Slap on your bell-bottoms and impeach Nixon cuz today on Past Gas we’re going back to the 1970s! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dashcam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Tame that Summer Swamp in your pants with MANSCAPED. Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/GAS. Stop paying full-price for streaming services and only getting access to a fraction of their content. Get your money’s worth at expressvpn.com/gas. Don’t forget to use our link to get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
How Outlaws Invented Car Modding and Became Racing Stars
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Today on Past Gas, how a band of outlaws helped bring stock cars to the masses. How did rum runners and bootleggers start modding their cars to outrun the cops? What’s the link between these backwoods speed freaks and modern day NASCAR? It’s a wild story you’re gonna have to hear to believe-- from high speed chases to deadly shootouts. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200 Find out where to get your COVID-19 vaccine near you at vaccines.gov. You can find all the cars in one place at AutoTempest. Head over to autotempest.com/pastgas.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Why The ’80s Was SuperCars Craziest Decade
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Today on Past Gas-- How did the race to breaking 200mph in a production car set the tone for a decade? How did cars like the gorgeous Lamborghini Countach, the Ferrari Testarossa, and the beastly RUF Yellowbird become potent symbols for an unhinged ten years of excess? Pack the trunk with coke, blast some Guns N Roses, throw on the Oakleys… I pity the fool who isn’t ready for an all ’80s, all supercar episode of Past Gas. Thanks to our sponsors: Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.   Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
How The Pickup Truck Became America's Most Popular Vehicle
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What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? How about pickup trucks? Today, we’re talking about the history of pickups, from horseless wagons to the Cybertruck. Trucks that are counterculture cool, blazingly fast, and ultra weird. So Git’r’done, and giddy-on-up. This is a Past Gas Crew Cab, pickup truck podcast deluxe! Thanks to our sponsors: Go to blackvue.com/gas and use the promo code GAS to get 10% off of any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Get your Decked Drawer System at decked.com/GAS and get free shipping.  Get 20% off + free shipping with the code GAS20 at manscaped.com. Trim your chesticles with the besticles with MANSCAPED™. Head to autotempest.com/pastgas. All the cars. One search. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber.   Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
F1's Greatest Rivalries: Hamilton vs Alonso
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Today on Past Gas, one of the greatest rivalries in modern Formula One-- Lewis Hamilton versus Fernando Alonso. What were the origins of the rivalry, and how did it lead to one of the most awkward peach-eating incidents of all time? How did Lewis, as a rookie, get under the champion’s skin so easily? How did a pit stop threaten to destroy McLaren’s relationship with Alonso? How did the rivalry set the tone for F1 for years to come? The year is 2007, Steve Jobs just announced the iPhone, Shrek the Third is out in theatres, and McLaren had two drivers who hated each other. All the F1 drama you can handle, on today’s podcast. Thanks to our sponsors:  We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at chime.com/GAS.  Put your policy to the test like I did. Get a better insurance with Gabi. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
How Eminem Helped Save Detroit
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Detroit has always been the beating heart of American car culture. But how did crisis after crisis nearly destroy not only its industry, but the city itself? You’ve probably seen photos of Detroit’s urban ruins and wondered what happened. Today on Past Gas, we’ll give you the whole story, and how the city’s history is inseparable from the history of American cars built by Ford, Chevy, and GM. How did Motown fall? And can it rise again? Thanks to our sponsors: Check out all the best car listings, and head over to autotempest.com/pastgas.   Protect your online activity today by visiting our exclusive link ExpressVPN.com/GAS and you can get an extra 3 months FREE on a one-year package. Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
That Time The Indy 500 Was Canceled
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Today on Past Gas, the Indy 500 of 1964. We’re giving you the whole story of the year they red flagged one of the most famous races in the world. What made it one of the most awful days in racing history? Who was to blame? And how did it effect the future of racing, in Indy and beyond? Light up your cigs and don’t buckle your seatbelt, ’cause your car doesn’t have one. It’s 1964 and we’re hitting the most famous oval in the world. Thanks to our sponsors: I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Check out Indeed. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/PASTGAS.  Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/PAST to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! So do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/GAS. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
These Crazy Car Heists Actually Happened
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Today on Past Gas, CAR HEISTS! Turns out that Grand Theft Auto isn’t just a video game-- it’s a crime. We bring you eight insane true stories about stolen cars, from Guy Fieri’s yellow Lambo to the biggest bank robbery of all time. What were the craziest heists? The boldest? The dumbest? Gun it baby, the fuzz are right behind us! Today’s episode of Past Gas is positively criminal. Thanks to our sponsors: Do yourself a favor and make sure you choose Valvoline. Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/gas. Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/past to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! If you’re ready for healthier skin and a routine that makes sense, do what I did, give Curology a go! Go to curology.com/gas for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Group B’s Greatest Rivalry: Audi and Lancia
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Group B. The Golden Age of Rally Racing. It’s safe to say that auto racing will never again be this fast, thrilling, and dangerous. The most iconic battle of Group B was in 1983, when the beefy 4WD Audi Quattro faced off against the stylin’ Italian rear-wheel drive Lancia 037. Who prevailed in what many consider to be the greatest rally battle of all time? You gotta listen to today’s Past Gas to find out. Thanks to our sponsors: Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health at betterhelp.com/pastgas.  Visit dukecannon.com and use the promo code PASTGAS for 10% off your entire order. Free shipping with orders over $20. Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at chime.com/GAS. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
MORE of the Greatest Barn Finds of All Time
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Today on Past Gas, it’s Barn Finds, PART TWO! How did a pair of Citroen prototypes wind up on the roof of a French barn? How does an ultra-rare Shelby Daytona vanish for decades after breaking a slew records? What does it take for an entire car dealership to vanish into history? What happens when one of the most famous Mustangs of all time turns up in a Mexican junkyard? All that and more on today’s episode! Thanks to our sponsors: Get a better insurance with Gabi. It’s totally free to check and there’s no obligation. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/PAST to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
How Ford Made The Worst Car Ever
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Here at Past Gas, we can’t get enough of car flops. How do bad cars get designed and approved? What makes a car a failure? How would you feel if you had a car NAMED after you that is now literally a crossword answer for “automotive failure”? Today on the podcast, James, Nolan, and Joe tell you the story of the Ford Edsel, a car built by committee that nobody wanted to buy. Except maybe Nolan-- listen to the podcast to find out why! Thanks to our sponsors: Get started on Indeed now with a FREE $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/PASTGAS. Offer valid through JUNE 30TH. Terms and conditions apply. We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Head over to valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Visit dukecannon.com and use promo code PASTGAS for 10% off your next order, plus get free shipping with orders over $20. More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
1994 Was F1’s Most Consequential Year
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Today on Past Gas, we’re zooming in on a single year of Formula One-- one that saw the loss of a legend and the birth of a new superstar. We can often point to one year that shapes us-- whether it be through hardship, hard-won victory, or both. For F1, that year was 1994. It’s a gut-wrenching season that changed the sport forever, and today on the podcast we give you the whole story. What were the challenges? Who overcame them? Whether you’re an F1 fan or new to the sport, this episode is a must-listen. Thanks to our sponsors:  Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Let Sunday take the guesswork out of growing a greener, more beautiful lawn this Spring. Visit getsunday.com/past to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! More about Show: Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
The Underdogs Who Outraced The Nazis
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Beating Nazis in a racecar sounds like the plot of a ’90s action movie-- but it’s actually straight out of real life. Today on Past Gas, the story of how a band of determined outsiders, led by Lucy Schell, prevailed over Hitler in Formula racing, infuriating the Fuhrer and handing him a defeat even more humiliating than his art school rejection letters (for real). It’s an underdog car story for the ages, and if you like Bugatti, Mercedes, or just hearing about Hitler losing, this episode’s for you. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Thanks to our sponsors: Join the millions on Chime. Signup takes two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Apply now at chime.com/GAS. Go to curology.com/gas for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling! We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
THIS GUY won F1, NASCAR, Indy, AND Le Mans?!
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Only three drivers have won in Formula One, Indy Car, NASCAR, and Sports Cars. Dan Gurney was the first. Gurney was like the Forrest Gump of cars in the ‘60s and ‘70s, everywhere at once, racing incredible Carroll Shelby designed cars-- then designing cars of his own that won countless events. He’s a guy James WISHES he could be-- the “coolest dude in cars”-- once nominated by Car and Driver to be the President of the United States. Today on Past Gas-- the legendary OG, Dan Gurney. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Thanks to our sponsors: Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Get a better insurance with Gabi. Go to gabi.com/GAS.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
The Stunt Too Crazy For Evel Knievel
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Stunt driving is full of fearless, borderline crazy people. Today on Past Gas, we’re talking about possibly the craziest stunt man of them all. A guy whose stunt was so reckless, even Evel Knievel took a pass. Ken Carter, aka the Mad Canadian, had a dream to jump a mile over a river, in a rocket-powered Lincoln Continental. What would you risk for glory? How dangerous is too dangerous? That and more as the guys explore one of the wildest stories we’ve ever told. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
How Marlboro Bought Off Ferrari For A BILLION Dollars
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Today on Past Gas-- the troubled history of tobacco and racing. How and why did a major tobacco company exist without selling any products or services-- while still serving as the title sponsor for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team? How did a cigarette company play a key role in building the NASCAR empire? And how did a former CEO of Marlboro Cigarettes become the head of both Ferrari and Ferrari Racing? Don’t smoke, but DO check out this episode! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Amazon Prime Members can save on prescription medication when not using insurance and get FREE 2-Day delivery! Learn more at Amazon.com/GAS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Are We Actually About to Get Flying Cars?
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Does anything symbolize the promise of the future like flying cars? From Star Wars to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, from The Jetsons to James Bond, flying cars have captured our imagination, but failed to translate into any sort of reality. Will flying cars ever be safe and practical enough to happen? How would they work? Flying cars always seem right around the corner, but can advancements in battery tech and autopilot modes actually get us there? That’s today… or tomorrow… or maybe never… on Past Gas. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Go to Curology.com/gas for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling!  Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine. We want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/pastgas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Why The 90's Was The Decade Of The SuperCar
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Today on Past Gas—why the ’90s was the golden age of supercars! The lightning fast McLaren F1, the objectively sexy Lamborghini Diablo, and the very weird and very amazing Vector W8—are just a few, of the many 90’s exotics, that made our list. How did Muscle Cars pave the path for modern exotics? And what made this era of supercars, ‘super’ special? Join James, Nolan, and Joe, as we turn back the clock to the 1990’s, and revisit these wild and dangerous machines. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com.  Head over to Valvoline.com/original to find the right oil for your engine.  Stop overpaying for car and home insurance. Go to Gabi.com/gas to check how much Gabi can save you!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Why Volkswagen is the Gamestop of Cars
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Before Gamestop revolutionized the world of stonks, there was… Volkswagen. Over a decade before Reddit made GME a meme, one of the craziest short squeezes in history involved VW and Porsche. How did VW briefly become the most valuable company in the world? And how did it all go down in flames. On today’s episode of Past Gas, we’re trading in the short shifter for the short squeeze. It’s time to talk Volkswagen-- the GameStop of cars. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Land Rovers, Cigarettes, and Thicc Jungle- 20 Years of Camel Trophy
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The world renowned Camel Trophy—one of the most brutal adventure driving events, and the ultimate proving grounds for Land Rover’s off-road capability. Crossing jungles and desert, from the Amazon to Borneo, Sumatra to New Guinea, this event was considered to be the “The Olympics of 4x4.” Drivers flocked to the competition, applicants chosen over a million applicants worldwide. The event was not quite a rally, not quite a race, not quite a series of technical challenges-- it was the ultimate off-road adventure. What made the Camel Trophy so iconic? How does it tell the story of Land Rover’s evolution as a company? And could it ever stage a comeback? Join Nolan, James, and Joe, as they traverse the history of the infamous Camel Trophy Event. The adventure—starts now! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
That Time Ford Tried To Cover Up 271 Deaths (But Got Caught)
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Ford and Firestone started as automotive BFFs. The relationship between the two companies-- as well as two wealthy families-- lasted over a century. But starting in the ’80s, a series of disastrous business decisions led to hundreds of lives being lost, and the end of Ford and Firestone working together. What was the human toll, and how did the companies avoid responsibility? Today on Past Gas, the story behind the biggest breakup in automotive history. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
How Niki Lauda Emerged From The Flames An F1 Champion
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If you’ve seen the movie Rush, you know the name Niki Lauda. The coldly competitive Austrian F1 driver was most known for his rivalry with British James Hunt, and his horrific crash at the Nurburgring. But who is the man behind the legend? Is he a Terminator, a Rat, or a misunderstood genius who was the first truly technical driver in F1? Today on Past Gas, how a man of steel gave F1 one of its greatest human stories. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes. Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
How Lowriders Were A Protest Against White Supremacy
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On January 1, 1959, the government of California tried to kill the lowrider movement. But their efforts backfired-- instead giving rise to a golden age of cars that bounced and tilted like magic. Lowriders became a protest movement on wheels. How did conflicts between lowriders and the cops play out? How are lowriders connected to the history of Chicano culture in the US? And who are the modders and mechanics who made it all happen? On today’s Past Gas, take a little trip with James, Nolan, and Joe, as they dive into the story of lowriders. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
How Hot Wheels Forged Drag Racing’s Greatest Rivalry
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Remember toy fads like pogs and silly bandz? The ’60s version was Snake and Mongoose, two real life drag racers who got immortalized in diecast form by Mattel. Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen were elite drag racers, but they also became pop culture icons as drag racing reached peak popularity. Who won more races? Why were people going so far as to get Snake and Mongoose tattoos? And how did they help put Hot Wheels on the map? All that and more, on today’s Past Gas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey. Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Bertha Benz: Was This The First Road Trip Ever?
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Back in the 1870s, Bertha Benz was married to a penniless engineer named Karl Benz. What happened to Karl is now part of German automotive legend-- but Bertha had a crazy part to play in the Benz saga. Today on Past Gas, the story of Bertha Benz’s Big Ride, a 65 mile trek on a Benz Patent Motorwagen through the rugged, treacherous terrain of the Rhine Valley. Along the way, Bertha addressed mechanical issues on the fly, even originating a braking innovation that’s still in use today. It’s the story of the OG road trip-- driven by a fearless woman who put Benz on the map. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Colin McRae Pt.2: A Death That Shocked the World
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Colin McRae’s motto was “if in doubt, flat out.” This week on Past Gas, we’ll talk about what came next for Colin McRae after winning the WRC, as he continued to race rally, helped launch the most popular rally video game ever, and helped build a legacy that would one day come to an abrupt and tragic end. As a testament to his life, James, Joe, and Nolan will answer the question, once and for all--is Colin McRae the best rally driver of all time? All those answers and more, on today’s episode of Past Gas. You’re probably overpaying on car and home insurance. See how much Gabi can save you for FREE by going to Gabi.com/GAS! Get 20% off with free shipping at manscaped.com, and use code GAS20. New Year, New Balls! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Colin McRae Pt. 1: Rally's Reckless Messiah
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Colin McRae’s motto was “if in doubt, flat out.” Today on Past Gas, we take a look at the Flying Scotsman and how he ruthlessly applied a “flat out” strategy to rally racing, transforming the sport and winning himself millions of fans. Why did Colin get into a shouting match with Subaru teammates on the cusp of winning a world title? What were the most spectacular wipeouts from a driver who was sometimes known as “Colin McCrash”? How did Colin revitalize the sport in the post-Group B era? James, Joe, and Nolan have all those answers and more on today’s episode. Download the WSOP app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play and Amazon now and get ONE MILLION bonus chips when you use the promo code WSOPGAS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Hitler’s Racing Program
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Just a year before WWII, a 28 year old German driver named Bernd Rosemeyer crashed while driving over 260 miles per hour on a public road, killing him instantly. Just a few years earlier, Rosemeyer had been a humble mechanic, working at his dad’s garage. But now, he was part of a Hitler-funded racing program-- a violent effort to make Nazis the fastest drivers in the world. Today on Past Gas, the dark origins of Mercedes’ and Audi’s racing programs. How did these teams get started? What was their link to the Nazis? And why were some of the drivers not even Germans? As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at  betterhelp.com/pastgas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
The Greatest Race Ever Happened in 1905
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Join Nolan, James and Joe as they explore one of the earliest and most dangerous races to ever exist - a race halfway across the globe, through countless countries and environments. From the muddy mountains of China to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, and that's only the start of it! How they survived, we know not. What we do know is that this is one of the craziest stories ever told. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at  betterhelp.com/pastgas! Hawthorne’s quiz TODAY and get started on your personalized self-care routine by going to Hawthorne.CO and use promo code gas to get 10% off your first purchase! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
The Woman Who Led The Bloody Battle Against GM
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Today on Past Gas, we tell the story of Genora Johnson, and a fearless group of women, who helped to organize workers and defeat one of the largest companies in the world-- General Motors. GM once ruled the town of Flint with an iron fist, but employees were fed up with perilous conditions and low pay. The workers took to the streets, but protests quickly turned violent. What were the dangers involved? How did the workers get GM to bend? And how did one strike change the course of automotive history? You gotta listen to James, Nolan, and Joe to find out. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas! Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
This Guy Bought The Honda F1 Team For $1.46
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In 2009, Ross Brawn bought the ENTIRE Honda F1 team for a SINGLE British pound. What came next was a season that went down as the most remarkable David and Goliath story in Formula One history. How did Brawn GP beat other teams, that had been established for decades? What’s the team’s legacy in F1? And how does an F1 team get sold for the price of a candy bar? Today on Past Gas, the incredible story of Brawn GP, a single-season F1 team that never should have existed in the first place. Get ONE MILLION bonus chips when you download the WSOP app using promo code WSOPGAS! For a limited time, buy any 3-month Mint Mobile plan and get 3 more months FREE by going to MINTMOBILE.com/GAS! Take Hawthorne’s quiz TODAY and get started on your personalized self-care routine by going to Hawthorne.CO and use promo code gas to get 10% off your first purchase! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping at Manscaped.com with code GAS20. Be the ballsiest gift-giver this year with MANSCAPED™. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting our sponsor at betterhelp.com/pastgas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
The World's Most Expensive Car Collection Is Rotting Away
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Today on Past Gas-- the Sultan of Brunei, owner of the largest, most expensive car collection of all time. For decades, the Sultan had a shadowy but significant influence on the automotive industry, ordering one-of-a-kind supercars ranging from Ferraris to Aston Martins. Why did the Sultan choose to spend his vast fortune on thousands of cars, worth billions of dollars? Forget barn finds… today James, Nolan, and Joe talk PALACE finds… it’s the Sultan of Brunei and his massive hoard of cars. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
The History of Racing Games Pt. 3: The Race To Realism
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Gran Turismo. Need For Speed. Dirt. And yes, Mario Kart. These aren’t just some of the best-selling racing video games of all time, they’re some of the best-selling games, period. The evolution of car racing games is full of innovation and gimmicks, hits and flops-- just like the history of cars themselves. So how did we get from dots on a screen to the photo-realistic simulations of 2020? And what are the specific games-- from the arcade to artificial intelligence-- that blazed that trail? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they answer those questions and more, today on Past Gas! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com. Get special offers for the holidays, going on right now by visiting Hawthorne.CO! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
The History of Racing Games Pt. 2: How Gran Turismo Happened
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Gran Turismo. Need For Speed. Dirt. And yes, Mario Kart. These aren’t just some of the best-selling racing video games of all time, they’re some of the best-selling games, period. The evolution of car racing games is full of innovation and gimmicks, hits and flops-- just like the history of cars themselves. So how did we get from dots on a screen to the photo-realistic simulations of 2020? And what are the specific games-- from the arcade to artificial intelligence-- that blazed that trail? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they answer those questions and more, today on Past Gas! Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Get special offers for the holidays, going on right now by visiting Hawthorne.CO! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code GAS at TRYCALIPER.COM/GAS! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
The History of Racing Games Pt. 1: The Arcade Years
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Gran Turismo. Need For Speed. Dirt. And yes, Mario Kart. These aren’t just some of the best-selling racing video games of all time, they’re some of the best-selling games, period. The evolution of car racing games is full of innovation and gimmicks, hits and flops-- just like the history of cars themselves. So how did we get from dots on a screen to the photo-realistic simulations of 2020? And what are the specific games-- from the arcade to artificial intelligence-- that blazed that trail? Join James, Nolan, and Joe as they answer those questions and more, today on Past Gas! To get your new unlimited wireless plan for just 30 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to MintMobile.com/gas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
DeTomaso: The Supercar Designer Who Befriended Dictators
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Today on Past Gas, the story of Alejandro de Tomaso, a car-making wheeler-dealer who rubbed elbows with Che Guevera and Elvis Presley. How did this Argentinean playboy build some of the most memorable supercars in auto history, save Maserati from extinction, and survive countless failed business ventures? Was de Tomaso a revolutionary or a failure? A genius or con man? The answer might be all of the above. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Pike's Peak: The Complete History of the World's Highest Hill Climb
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Today on Past Gas, James, Nolan and Joe take on the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Known as The Race To The Clouds, Pikes Peak is the premiere event in the sport of hillclimbing. How did Pikes Peak popularize, then revolutionize, the hillclimb? Who drove up the mountain the fastest, and what kind of insane cars did they drive to get up there? All that and more, on a mile-high episode with more twists and turns than a dirt road up the Rocky Mountains! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com! Take Hawthorne’s quiz TODAY and get started on your personalized self-care routine by going to Hawthorne.CO and use promo code gas to get 10% off your first purchase! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
How GM Built A Car For The Moon
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Cars in space! On today’s Past Gas, we go way beyond Elon Musk’s space Tesla and bring you the most amazing stories behind the vehicles that have actually driven on the surfaces of Moon and Mars. We’re asking and answering some of the biggest car questions in the cosmos. Who drove the longest? Who drove the fastest? And what exactly is an “AstroVette”? All that and more on an out-of-this-world edition of Past Gas. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. To get your new unlimited wireless plan for just 30 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to MINTMOBILE.com/GAS Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
The Forgotten Cars of Carroll Shelby: LIVE
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Have you heard of the Shelby Lancer? Or the Shelby Series 1? Carroll Shelby is well known for the Cobra, his work with Ford on the GT40, and many more, but he also has a trove of lesser known projects that he worked on. This is our first recorded LIVE episode of Past Gas, in which we're taking a look at some of Shelby's forgotten cars, and answering some of your Donut related questions! To get your new unlimited wireless plan for just 30 bucks a month, and get the plan shipped to your door for FREE, go to MintMobile.com/GAS! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
The Murder of Racing Legend Mickey Thompson Pt.2
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On March 16, 1988, performance legend Mickey Thompson and his wife Trudy were shot and killed in their own driveway in the wealthy, gated community of Bradbury, California. Their murder was a cold case that would go unsolved for over a decade... although many of Mickey’s friends and family were certain who was to blame. On today’s Past Gas, James, Nolan and Joe explore the bizarre mystery of Mickey Thompson’s murder-- who did it, and why?-- in a case that to this day brings up as many questions as answers. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code GAS at TryCaliper.com/Gas! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
The Murder of Racing Legend Mickey Thompson Pt.1
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You've probably heard of Mickey Thompson Tires, but behind the treads was a legend who changed the world of drag racing and was once the fastest man on wheels. Tragically, Mickey and his wife were also murdered in perhaps the most bizarre and mysterious true crime of the automotive world. Today on Past Gas, join James, Nolan, and Joe as they explore the Man, the Myth... THE Mickey Thompson. His fastest cars, craziest accomplishments, and much more. Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B
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In this episode of Past Gas, we’re talking about badass rally driver Michele Mouton, whose impressive racing career earned her the title of “fastest woman in the world”. In 1981, she made history as the first female to win a World Rally Championship event — a title that no woman has surpassed since. Join James, Nolan and Joe as they explore Mouton’s fortuitous entry into racing, the highs and lows of her unique career, and how she continues to impact the WRC to this day. Valvoline is proven to maximize engine life by 40% with their Advanced Full Synthetic and new Full Synthetic High Mileage oils. Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code GAS20 at Manscaped.com Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
How Japanese Street Racers Created the Best Car Magazine Ever
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A decade before JDM reached the US and Europe, Option Magazine was profiling the Midnight Club and the underground street racing scene of Tokyo. The mag's hands-on approach had a huge influence on car culture and played a big role in popularizing all the Japanese tuners we know and love today. Its pages were filled with cars like the GT-R R33, Mazda RX-7, and Toyota Supra. By the end of the episode we promise you'll love Option as much as we do. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
The Mid Night Club: Revisited
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You guys loved this series, so we decided to bring it back as one episode! James and Nolan explain the origins of the Mid Night Club, an underground Japanese race team with top-secret members that raced around the streets of Japan from 1982 to 1999. The Donut duo explore the lore of the infamous street racers, and pass on a message from an actual member of Mid Night. Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free! Use the code GAS and Mybookie will double your first deposit at https://bit.ly/MB_ GAS Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
The Greatest Barn Finds of All Time
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A lost and found Ferrari worth millions. A guy named Greek Elvis and his Lamborghini Muira. A FAKE barn find collection that duped the internet. And a Ferrari Dino buried in the backyard. These are just some of the stories we have for you today, it’s all about barn finds! Classic cars forgotten in time, found and brought to life, we love barn finds! Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free!”  Use the code "GAS" and MyBookie will double your first deposit at https://bit.ly/MB_ GAS Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Introducing: Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story
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This week, Past Gas is excited to bring a brand-new podcast, "Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story," a new podcast about the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Ford Bronco. Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
The Bizarre Scandal that KILLED the Skyline in America
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Today James, Nolan, and Joe are talking about the bizarre scandal that many claim is the reason you can't get the Skyline in America. Motorex was a car import company that was led by Hiroaki Nanahoshi, who was arrested for fraud and held on one million dollars bail, before disappearing for more than ten years. With exclusive interviews from Sean Morris, who was working with Hiro at Motorex before his arrest, we'll attempt to unravel this bizarre mystery.   Many thanks to Sean Morris! If you're looking for a completely legal import don't go any further than Top Rank International Vehicle Importers  https://www.importavehicle.com/vehicles Search for Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story anywhere you listen to podcasts. Here is a link to the episode. Many thanks to Bring Back Bronco for their support! Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free!”  Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
The Surprising Connection Between the VW Golf and the DeLorean
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What does it take to be considered the Car Designer of the Century? Today we’re gonna find out! From the DMC Delorean to the Volkswagen Golf, Giorgetto Giugaro is responsible for some of the most iconic cars of all time, and some of the weirdest. We’re diving into the life of industry great Giorgetto Giugiaro. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
The Racing Family that Death Couldn’t Stop - Isle of Man Pt. 2
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Today we take a close look at a family whose life has been shaped by the legendary Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. The Dunlop family of Northern Ireland is one of the most decorated dynasties in motorcycle racing. Joey, Robert, Willam and Michael Dunlop have a combined 50 overall wins in the event’s 116 year history. But it hasn’t been all positive for the family, what the road gives in glory, it also takes away in tragedy. But despite the heartache the Dunlop family keeps racing…why? Well we’re gonna find out. Hear the most bizarre stories about how technology is shaping culture on Wild Wild Tech: https://bit.ly/WildWildTech Get Surfshark VPN at https://Surfshark.deals/pastgas and enter promo code PASTGAS for 85% off and 3 extra months for free! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
The Deadliest Sporting Event On Earth - Isle of Man Pt. 1
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In part one of our two-part series on the Isle of Man TT, James, Joe, and Nolan discuss why this race is the most dangerous sporting event on earth! They dive into the unique history of the island and talk about how the race got its start. They also cover the fierce rivalry of Mike "The Bike" Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, two of the most famous TT riders in the world. Stay tuned for an even crazier part two! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Will There Ever Be Another Rotary? Pt. 2
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In part 2 of our series on the Wankel Rotary Engine; James, Nolan, and Joe find out how Mazda made the rotary engine what it is today. They'll discover how Mazda fine-tuned Wankel's design and we're able to win the IMSA GTU Championship SEVEN years in a row, with the famed RX-7. They'll also talk about how the cult classic, 787b, was able to win Le Mans even though they qualified a ridiculous twelve seconds behind the top car. Stay tuned to find out the full story of this legendary engine on this week's episode of Past Gas!  Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
The Rotary Before Mazda Pt. 1
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Today’s episode is all about the invention of the Wankel Rotary Engine! German inventor Felix Wankel devised “a new type of engine, half turbine, half reciprocating” when he was just 17 years old, but wouldn’t get to see his creation under the hood of a production car for another 45 years. Luckily a lot happened in Felix’s life along the way, including running multiple machine shops in his mother’s backyard, inventing a three wheeled car called “the Devil Beetle”, and getting some help from colleagues who may or may not have been adorable animated forest creatures. Part 1 of 2. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
How NASCAR ROBBED Their First Black Driver - Wendell Scott Pt.2
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This week is the conclusion of our Wendell Scott series. Wendell has finally made it to the NASCAR Grand National Series, but his battle against discrimination has only just begun. Join us as we discuss Wendell’s triumphs and unfair setbacks defined by racism, including a stolen win, and a major manufacturer refusing to sponsor the talented Wendell Scott, and his 2015 admittance to the NASCAR hall of fame. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
The FIRST Black NASCAR Driver: Wendell Scott Pt.1
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This week we’re telling the inspirational story of NASCAR’s first black driver: Wendell Scott. From helping his dad in the garage as a kid , to becoming his hometown’s fastest cab driver, to moonlighting as a bootlegger, Wendell’s entire life seemed destined for the race track- but it wouldn’t be that easy. Wendell persevered through discrimination off the track, and battled it on the track when he finally got there. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Duncan Hamilton: This Guy Won Le Mans DRUNK
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Today we’re looking into the bonkers life of Duncan Hamilton, the only man to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans drunk behind the wheel. This guy might have the nuttiest story so far on this podcast: from building his own car as a teenager, to surviving back to back sinking ships in World War Two, and surviving multiple crashes on the track. There’s only one Duncan Hamilton! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Worst Weekend in Formula 1 History - Senna Pt.4
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In our series finale on Ayrton Senna, James, Joe, and Nolan relive that fateful moment on May 1, 1994, when Ayrton Senna crashed while driving in the San Marino Grand Prix. Senna’s’ untimely death at Imola was foreshadowed by multiple devastating crashes, and the death of fellow F1 driver, Roland Ratzenberger, who died on the same track just days before Senna. It was, maybe, the worst weekend in Formula 1 history. To this day, Senna continues to be an icon, and his namesake remains as being synonyms with greatness. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
F1's Conspiracy Against Senna - Senna Pt. 3
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In this episode of Past Gas, James, Joe, and Nolan dive into what is potentially the greatest rivalry of all time; Senna Vs. Prost. The rivalry began when Senna joined Mclaren in 1988 and continued until Senna's untimely death. Find out if the FIA played favorites with Prost and much more on this episode of PAST GAS!   Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Senna’s F1 Losing Streak - Senna Pt.2
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In part two of our four part series on Ayrton Senna, James, Joe, and Nolan dive into Senna’s early years in F1. After his dominance in Formula 3 Senna had a clunky start to his career in the big leagues, largely due to the lackluster cars of small teams like Toleman. However, as we’ll see, Senna’s perseverance would push him on to better teams and better cars. We’ll cover all of Senna’s pivotal races from the 84’ Brazilian Grand Prix to Senna’s fourth race at Monaco! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Senna: The Early Years - Senna Pt. 1
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Today on Past Gas we’re tackling one of our most requested topics- the one and only AYRTON SENNA. Over our 4 part series, we’re gonna look into every aspect of the legendary racer’s career: Today’s ep focuses on Ayrton’s start in karting and jump to British Formula 3. Next week in Part 2, we’ll look at Senna’s early and difficult years in Formula 1, driving for teams like Toleman and Lotus. Part 3 will dive into the Brazilian’s time at McLaren and his rivalry with teammate Alain Prost. Finally in Part 4, we’ll examine the fateful day at Imola that took Senna’s life. This is Senna’s story like you’ve never heard it. This is Past Gas. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
The BIKER WAR of the 2000s - Hells Angels Finale
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In the finale of our series on the Hells Angels, Joe, Nolan, and James see what the infamous motorcycle club has been up to in the 21st century. That's right, we're talking Modern Biker Warfare! We'll cover the Hell's Angels contention for turf in California with rival "MC", The Mongols, and talk about the clubs efforts to protect their legacy through litigation. We also dive into the Angles little known charity efforts, which include an annual toy drive for kids. You won't want to miss this one D-Holes!   Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Worse than Fyre Festival - Hells Angels Pt. 4
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As we continue our journey through the history of the now infamous Hells Angels, James, Joe, and Nolan take a thorough look at the event that forever tarnished their name, The Altamont Free Concert. Initially booked as a sister concert to the biggest festival at the time, Woodstock, The Altamont Free Concert almost didn’t happen when security dropped out last minute.  The Hells Angels stepped in and took over, but their decision would consequently defame the beloved motorcycle outlaws. However, was the disaster at Altamont really their fault? We’ll find out in Part Four of our series on the Hells Angels! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Hells Angels Vs. Hippies - Hells Angels Pt.3
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In part 3 of our deep dive into the hells angels we’re taking a strange and terrible, trip back to the 60’s to see what famed writer/journalist Hunter S. Thompson thought of his time with the Hells Angels. We’ll get an inside look into the motorcycle club that has, perhaps the worst media imagine in history and we’ll find out why Hunter Thompson got beat up by the hells angels. We’ll also discuss why Hells Angel Skip Workman confronted Thompson on live television about his book., “Hells Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs”. This one slaps folks! Source for clips: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Hells Angels Pt.II : The Origins of the Outlaw MC
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In this episode of Past Gas James, Nolan, and Joe continue their discussion on the most notorious motorcycle gang out there, The Hells Angels. They talk about how the Hells Angels came to be, covering everything from the famous Hollister Riot to how a staged photo may have been responsible for giving MC’s a reputation they didn’t deserve. This story is about to kick into high gear so stayed tuned! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Hell’s Angels - Heroes or Villains? Pt 1: The Rise
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Join Nolan, James, and Joe as they try to separate fact from fiction on the most notorious motorcycle club ever, The Hells Angels. To get an accurate picture of the Angels you need to understand how and why motorcycle clubs were founded in the first place. So in this episode we’re going back, way back, all the way to the invention of the first bicycle. From there we’ll follow companies like Indian and Harley Davidson as their bikes become popular amongst war torn soldiers. We’ll also find out how Pancho Villa may have inadvertently helped Harley land their first military contract, and how the small Milwaukee company went from Los Angeles motordrome to the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a crazy story that you won’t want to miss! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Georges Besse Pt. 2 - The Death of Georges Besse and AMC
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In our finale of our Georges Besse 2 parter, we look into the slow downfall of the American Motors Corporation, and Renault’s attempt to save the failing brand. We also explore the motivations driving Jean-Marc Rouillan, the French anarchist behind Georges Besse’s assassination. Why did he target Georges, and how did his death put an end to AMC? We’re about to find out. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
The Assassination of Renault’s Georges Besse Pt. I
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On a cold Parisian night in November 1987, Renault President Georges Besse was gunned down in cold blood. Who pulled the trigger, and why? To find out, we explore the history of the American Motors Corporation, and the parallel history of war-torn France. Prepare for a wild ride guys, because you just found one! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
The Cannonball Run Pt. II - From Protest to Pro-Fun!
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In the conclusion of our Cannonball Run series, we explore how the race devolved from a protest against regulation to…less of one. We also examine some of the wackier competitors of the race: a van disguised to look like an ambulance, a group of racers dressed like priests- this one’s kooky folks! We also discuss later attempts at the sea to seas' record, and how people accomplish it today.  Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
The Cannonball Run Pt. I - How are these guys not in JAIL?
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In this episode, we dive into the history of the “Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash”, a cross-country race from New York City to Los Angeles. This real life event inspired a film of the same name, but as we’ll see, the real thing was a lot more than Burt Reynolds’ mustache. We explore the history of American cross-country racing, including early records, and why the 1971 running was organized as a protest against the government! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Bruce McLaren Pt. III - Life after Death: Road to the P1
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The Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team is now without their founder and leader- what will they do next? In this episode we cover the aftermath of Bruce’s accident, the people that kept the company running, and the entrance of a new leader: Ron Dennis. We also reveal how McLaren teamed up with Marlboro cigarettes, and how that gave us one of the most iconic racing liveries of all time. We also dive into some of McLaren’s legendary inter-team rivalries, including James Hunt vs Niki Lauda, and Ayrton Senna vs. Alain Prost. Finally, we tackle Ron’s departure from the company, and where McLaren stands today. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Bruce McLaren Pt. II - Bruce Builds His McLarens
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The story of Bruce Mclaren continues with his first foray in Le Mans endurance racing, his entrance into Formula 1 and all the crashes and bashes along the way! We dive into the formation of Bruce McLaren Motor Cars, their failures and successes, as well as the loss of one of their drivers. This episode also includes a brief history of Can Am racing, possibly the most dangerous and exciting form of racing ever devised! Buckle up! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Bruce McLaren Pt. I - New Zealand’s Racing Prodigy
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We all know the McLaren supercars like the Senna, P1, and 720s. But where did the company that built their beauties get their start? We begin our series on Bruce McLaren, one of Motorsport’s most influential figures, with his early life on the small island nation of New Zealand. Bruce had a rough start, as a kid he was confined to a hospital bed for two years. His time in the hospital taught him great academic discipline, a skill which assisted in the meticulous construction of his race cars later on. Join us as we explore Bruce’s early days of racing: from building a hillclimb car with his dad, to his journey to England to compete in Formula 2 racing! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
John Delorean Part II: "This Stuff's Better than Gold"
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We all know John Delorean stood out in the automotive industry, in part because of his flamboyant lifestyle (but mostly because of his sizable chin). So maybe it wasn’t a good idea for Delorean to get into the Cocaine Trafficking Business. Delorean was nabbed carrying a briefcase worth over 6.5 million dollars worth of cocaine, but did the FBI set him up? Or would the British backed DMC finally find success in Ireland. Join Nolan, Joe, and James as we find out in John Delorean: Part II- “This Stuff’s Better than Gold”. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
John Delorean Part I: Assault on Detroit
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In the first episode of our two part series on John Delorean James, Joe, and Nolan talk about John’s propensity for going against the grain in the automotive industry. As his ego, and his chin, grew Delorean took more and more risks - but would this lead to his downfall, or make him the most infamous automotive celebrity of all time? Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey  Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes  Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
VW Beetle Part III: From Hitler to Hippies
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In the finale of our three part series on the VW Beetle James, Nolan, and Joe explore the Beetle’s unlikely transition from Hitlers love child to lovechild hit.  You’ll find out how a car that was meant to mobilize a war hungry Germany became a symbol of freedom. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
VW Beetle Pt. 2 - Sidelined by WAR
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 Join James, Nolan, and Joe for part two of our series on the VW Beetle. They detail Ferdinand Porsche’s attempt to get production of “the peoples car” off the ground . Only one thing stands in his way-war. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
VW Beetle Pt. I - An Evil Origin Story
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The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars in history. Known today as a symbol of peace from an era of love, the Beetle’s origin is much darker. Born from the needs of a brutal dictatorship; the Beetle was both a car for the people, and an excuse for acts of evil. Join Nolan, James and Joe as they begin the story of the VW Beetle. Part 1 of 3. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
VW Emissions Scandal a.k.a. "Dieselgate"
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In this one-parter, Nolan, Joe, and James lay out the story of the Volkswagen emissions scandal so far. There were billions of dollars in fines and hundreds of thousands of cars were bought back from customers. From VW’s realization that their cars couldn’t pass US emissions standards and their decision to cheat, to the downfall of the whole charade and the legal consequences, the story is absolutely crazy. Since this is still an ongoing story, we might revisit it in the future as developments continue to unfold. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
Evel Knievel Pt. 2: Jumping The Shark
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In part two of the series, James, Nolan and Joe follow Knievel's slow descent into madness and paranoia. How did a revered American Icon go from selling out stadiums to gambling on golf just to make ends meet? Join us as we find out. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
Evel Knievel Pt. 1: Ramping Up To Glory
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In part one of the series, James, Nolan and Joe explore Knievel's unlikely rise to fame. From cracking safes to winning ski jump competitions, Knievel excelled at everything he did. Join us as we look at the events that made him legendary. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
Machines of Antarctica Pt. 2 - The Snow Cruiser
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On our Antarctic finale, Nolan, Joe and Jeremiah discuss one of the most infamous engineering feats you’ve never heard of: The Snow Cruiser. This behemoth was meant to conquer the southern cold with tires that were ten feet high, and could house four researchers. But first, it had to drive from Chicago to Boston, which would prove much easier said than done... Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Machines of Antarctica Pt. I - Die Like Gentlemen
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It’s winter time so we thought we would talk about the coldest place on earth: Antarctica. Why the heck did people want to go down there? And how did they get around? Nolan, Joe, and Jeremiah will find out. From the first antarctic explorers who traveled on foot to a wingless plane with skis, this is a nutty episode. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Nissan GT-R Pt. 2: King of the Monsters
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With the resounding success of the Nissan R32 GTR, it was time to design a follow up. Lucky for Nissan, the R32 was just the beginning. In this episode, James, Nolan and Joe discuss the underrated R33 and why it deserves more love, the Legendary R34 and all its special editions, and the R35, the car responsible in part for the birth of car Youtube. Nolan also blows his nose. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Nissan GT-R Pt. 1: The Dawn of Godzilla
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The Nissan GTR is by far, one of Japan’s most legendary automobiles. It’s a nameplate born from Motorsport and proven on the street. But where did it come from? Join James, Nolan and Joe as they explore the origins of the GTR name. From the Prince R380 race car, to the Ken Meri, to the almighty R32. It’s time for the rise of Godzilla. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Fordlandia Pt. 2: Welcome to the Rubber Jungle
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Henry Ford’s crew of wayward utopia builders have landed in the Amazon. Now all they had to do was build a city...from scratch. Join Nolan and James as they explore what went wrong at Fordlandia. From riots, to starvation, to more riots. It all goes wrong! Isn’t that fun?!? Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Fordlandia Pt. 1: Henry Ford's Rubber Utopia
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In the early 1900s, Henry Ford devised a plan: buy a swath of Amazonian rainforest, build the ultimate utopia, and grow some rubber. Unfortunately, that would be a lot easier said than done. Join James and Nolan as they recount the wild and ill-fated story of Fordlandia. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
PT Cruiser Pt.II - A Custom-Built Downfall
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We conclude our two part series on the PT Cruiser with an exhaustive list of things people did to make Chrysler’s light truck cool. Everything from Brian Setzer SEMA builds, a Viper V10 engine swap,  to Chrysler’s own Turbocharged Cruiser GT. If you though the PT was cool in Part 1, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
PT Cruiser Pt. 1 - America's Most Hated
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The PT Cruiser is America’s ubiquitously hated, retro styled, uber-utilitarian cars that also sold millions of units. But does it deserve the hate? Join Nolan, and special guest hosts Joe and Jeremiah, as they discuss the PT Cruiser’s surprisingly advanced development. With roots in the Dodge Viper and Plymouth Prowler, you might change your mind about this car after you hear this episode! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Randy Lanier: Racing's Drug Kingpin
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Get ready to hear about one of America’s most prolific drug kingpins of the 1980's, Randy Lanier. He was one of the most promising rookie drivers and soon became one of the largest drug traffickers in U.S. history, smuggling over 600,000 pounds of marijuana into the country. This guy was the Walter White of racing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Smokey Yunick Pt.2 - The Art of Cheating
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In our finale of Smokey Yunick, we’re diving into his illustrious cheating career. From hiding fuel lines inside his cars, building a 7/8 scale race car, to eventually becoming an Oil AND Gold Baron. Smokey is a bonafide legend. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Smokey Yunick Pt.1 - Racing's Greatest Cheater is Born
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It’s time for the story of NASCAR’s greatest cheater, Smokey Yunick! From humble beginnings building a tractor as a child, fighting in WWII, to operating a dubious smuggling operation, Smokey might be the most interesting man in history! This guy lived five lives before he ever stepped foot on a racetrack. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Mid Night Club Pt.2 - Inside Story of Team Mid Night
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In the final installment of the series, James and Nolan explore more of the lore of the infamous underground Japanese race team, The Mid Night Club. Plus, James and Nolan pass on a message from an actual member of Mid Night. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Mid Night Club Pt. 1 - The Birth of Japanese Underground Street Racing
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In part one of a two-part series, James and Nolan explain the origins of the Mid Night Club, an underground Japanese race team with top-secret members that raced around the streets of Japan from 1982 to 1999, officially speaking. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. IV - Ken Miles Was Robbed
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In the final installment of a four part series, James and Nolan wrap up what became of the feud between two car giants. After two failed attempts and millions of dollars spent, will the GT40 team finally take victory in France? They’re about to find out. Strap in because this is a dense one! We’re talking Holman Moody, Ralph Nader, the Daytona 24 hours, and one of the most iconic race finishes ever! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. III - Carroll Shelby’s Chickens
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In part three of a four part series, James and Nolan discuss how, to save face and defeat Ferrari, Ford enlists the help of a man who had done it before, Carroll Shelby. This episode covers Carroll’s life before racing, his failed business ventures including chicken farming, and the Creation of Shelby American in Venice, CA. Carroll Shelby might be  the coolest man to ever live. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. II - The Ballad of Hank the Deuce
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On part two of a four part series, James and Nolan explore how Motor Company president Henry Ford II had his sights set on one thing: beating the Chevrolet Corvette. So what happens when you try to buy a small Italian sportswear firm to do that? Hank will see for himself. From the fumbled deal between Ford and Ferrari to Ford’s first attempt at winning Le Mans, today’s episode is all about REVENGE. Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
Ford vs. Ferrari Pt. I - The Rise of Enzo Ferrari
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In the first part of a four part series, hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes from Donut Media start off their first episode with a bang, the unbelievable feud between Ford and Ferrari in the early 20th century. This legendary rivalry between Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans begins with the story of perhaps the most influential people in car history: Enzo Ferrari. From his early life growing up in his father’s machine shop, to buying his first race car, to the creation of Scuderia Ferrari, we’re gonna cover it all! Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2019
Past Gas - Official Trailer
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Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast "Past Gas!". Hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it's about cars, not about farts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019