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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 244 – The Death Car w/ Alex Staidle

Listener, patron, friend, and all-around cool guy Alex Staidle joins Cam & Brad to share stories about cursed cars, tinkering, rallying, and how the Midwest and West Coast differ when it comes to the car hobby. Listener questions are answered, and the guys try their hand at the Elio configurator. Brad goes on a rant screaming for the revival of the inexpensive transportation segment of the market. Nobody listens. It’s a good fun episode and you should absolutely put it in your ear holes. 

Our new Cammed & Tubbed logo is brought to you by mega awesome listener Tony Elkins, who whipped this up for us the other day. We also have decals coming by the end of the month, and if you’d like one for your car, please go give us a rating on iTunes, then drop me a line on social media (I’m easy to find, but the Cammed & Tubbed facebook page has a chat option.) letting me know your address and I’ll mail it out. New Year, New C&T!

Now down to the episode!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – The Death Car

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Making The Case For Minimalist Transportation

New cars are expensive, guys. Recently the average price of a new car has ballooned to nearly $35,000, with the average monthly payment cresting $500. Every time I review a new car, even though they continue to get better with each passing year, I can’t imagine putting that kind of money down for transportation. I recently drove a Chevrolet Tahoe with an eye-watering $78,000 price tag. There is no longer any car available for sale in the US for less than $12,780 (Nissan Versa sedan). For a lot of people, especially city-dwellers, that’s a huge chunk of change to drop on something that will be parked outside, backed into, and driven distances short enough to hardly warm up the engine. 

Last year I went to San Francisco to try out a Renault Twizy. This little red space pod is technically badged a “Nissan New Mobility Concept” – which is a much dumber name than Twizy. It’s a small electric two-seater minimalist transportation unit that I immediately fell in love with. Only ten of these Twizys were brought to San Francisco as a joint venture between Nissan and Scoot to test viability of such a thing in the US market. Scoot is an app-based electric scooter rental company, allowing as-needed two-wheel mobility. The much larger four-wheeler French cart plugs into their system easily, and the app is super simple to use. But this review isn’t about the app or the company, it’s about the Twizy and why it’s more important than people give it credit for. 

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 243 – We Love You Always Forever

This week on Cammed & Tubbed, we bring back the three D’s at the request of our listeners. We talk about Christmas gifts, both given and received, and talk about what we’re looking forward to in 2018. We appreciate every one of our listeners in 2017, and here’s to a great 2018 of great C&T shows. Thanks everyone!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – We Love You Always Forever

Check out our Instagram, our Twitter, and our Facebook pages. As always, we’d really appreciate it if you would rate us on iTunes, share us with your friends, and maybe if you’re feeling nice, interact with us on those social medias. If you’re so inclined, Cammed & Tubbed also now has a Patreon with some fun perks. You can even join our Cammed & Tubbed slack to chat with us basically all day, and get some live updates from Cam and Brad on our project cars.

The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 242 – Be Kind, Rewind

If you can make it through Cam discussing cats and football, Brad has some updates on the Audi. Cam drove an older Kia and was pleasantly surprised, Brad drove Chevy trucks and was lucky enough to be one of the first to see the next Silverado. We talk about Datsun S30 prices, HCOTY nominations, and gift buying/giving. It’s almost the end of the year. We’ll be back the day after Christmas to record another one, so see you next week!


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Be Kind, Rewind

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The DFL Show: Episode 84 – Apocalypse Racing

Boy, it’s been a tough year for everyone, and this show is our little respite to discuss racing with friends. We’re glad that some people have listened to all of us bullshit our way through this show for all this time. We had fun this week with some discussion about Chevy Trucks, Dale Jr., Year End Awards (sorta?), a game with porn stars, a bit of trivia, and some racing news.

Enjoy the holidays, folks! We’re out for the year.


The DFL Show – Apocalypse Racing

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 241 – Bus Riding Career

Cam is back after a short hiatus, and we contemplate changes to the show in 2018, talk about baby Cam’s first press trip, and discuss some of the things we’ve done since Radwood. I’m about to hop on a flight to go meet Dale Earnhardt, Jr and drive some cop cars, one and two and set and go.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Bus Riding Career

The DFL Show: Episode 83 – Shrimping Event With Ralph Dale

On this episode, Brad and Eric sit around to discuss the current state of motorsport. We talk a bit about some events we’ve been on recently, Eric was judging at a very snowy Lemons race, and then dig into the nitty gritty. There are a few cool things coming up, like Radwood @ HooptieCon (check out radwood.org for more), and Brad gets to have lunch with Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. this weekend. PRI happened, Porsche announced their plans for 2018, Carmen Jorda was given a job she probably doesn’t deserve, and a bunch more news. There’s a 12-hour race this weekend, you should watch it. 


The DFL Show – Shrimping Event With Ralph Dale

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2018 Hyundai Accent – Pure Automotive Honesty

The restaurant exists, the servers are actually from-Italy-Italian, and the food is great, but as I sit on the cobblestone patio noshing gnocchi I can’t help but feel lost in a dream not of my making. The Italian villa is a con, a plaster facade on an interchangeable building. I’m actually in the desert of southern Nevada just a few miles outside of Las Vegas, and it feels like a video game simulation. I feel like I’ve stepped into an open world sandbox game that has crossed the uncanny valley into proper Matrix-esque simulation. The visuals are only skin deep, as the lake is obviously man-made, and the buildings were assembled far more recently than the Renaissance, given a painted-on false age. It feels wrong. 

The juxtaposition of Hyundai’s Accent against the backdrop of Las Vegas is purely farcical. This is a truly honest car that looks out of place in the world’s most fake city. 

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Aston Martin Is Ready For Le Mans With A New Vantage GTE

Sweet holy Moses, there’s a new Aston Martin GTE racer in town, and we are swooning like this is our first crush. We thought their 2017-spec Vantage GT2 was rad, but this brand new 2018 version is downright gorgeous. Here it is, folks, the car that Aston Martin will use to battle against the best from Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, and BMW in the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship megaseason. If you thought the road car was slick, just check out this monster and try not to weep from overwhelming joy. The lines of this car are so spectacularly gorgeous that you want to stare at it for hours, but then it fires up and flames shoot out of the massive side-exit exhaust and you might run away in fright. 

Full specs and more photos to see after the jump. 

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 236 – Owner’s Library

Cam and Brad are back this week for a new C&T episode. Cam shares a horrifying college story, while Brad talks about the work he did on his Audi. More Radwood prep is discusssed. Radwood is coming up on December 2nd, and as of right now we only have 24 pre-registration spaces remaining. Check out Radwood.co to get your tickets and find out more.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Owner’s Library

Check out our Instagram, our Twitter, and our Facebook pages. As always, we’d really appreciate it if you would rate us on iTunes, share us with your friends, and maybe if you’re feeling nice, interact with us on those social medias. If you’re so inclined, Cammed & Tubbed also now has a Patreon with some fun perks. You can even join our Cammed & Tubbed slack to chat with us basically all day, and get some live updates from Cam and Brad on our project cars.