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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 139 – How Dead Their Friends Were

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We’re back to a two-episode schedule, and hopefully we’ll have a few bonus episodes in the next few weeks. We were going to attempt to have a guest on this episode, but it fell through at the last minute, and ended up just being Brad, Cam, and Jason, but that’s alright because we had plenty to talk about.

In this episode, we jump into the 3D’s, Cam has some pictures of an M5 that hasn’t been launched yet, Jason talks about MPG Track Day some more, Brad went on a drive in his 912E, and Cam had a few drinks with former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins. All in all, it turned out to be a good episode.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – How Dead Their Friends Were

In the second episode, Manuel Carrillo, III is back to help us answer some listener questions for a bit. We discuss the Fusion Sport, Rally versions of normal cars, the best way to learn to drive manual (from Manuel), Tuning for feel over power, Post apocalyptic picks, and more gushing about the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Do I Look Like a Scientician?

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HA Bonus: Is Volkswagen’s R32 A Performance Bargain Right Now?

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I don’t know why the idea struck me today, but I thought it would be a great idea to look up MkV R32 prices, and now I’m sort of regretting it. It seems that while the MkIV variants are still trading hands in the $15,000 range, the nicer interior and larger and more usable MkV has depreciated to the point that some nice ones are trading hands between 10,000 and 12,000 US greenbacks. This particular example here is on eBay  with a Buy-It-Now price of just $11,750, while its odometer reads just 79,000 miles. Not only that, but the car appears to be clean and stock, which is a rarity among Volkswagen owners. I’m not sure why I’m drawn to this car, but I kind of love it.

Of course, I’m aware the perils of VW ownership, as I have a scad of vintage German cars as it is. The tradeoffs of a DSG transmission and a finicky Haldex rear differential might be outweighed by that glorious VR6 engine. One of these slightly lowered on a set of sport springs with a catback exhaust, a roof rack, and nothing else, that’s pretty close to my idea of perfection. I wish that they’d been available with a stick, but this would likely fill the gap of our Mazda3 and serve as daily driver for my wife, as we’d have to get rid of something (5 cars is about my limit). However, it would do everything the Mazda does, only a lot faster and more comfortably. This could still haul dogs and the occasional friend, has plenty of hatch space for groceries or home depot runs, and the roof rack could carry our bikes or kayaks or lumber runs (though hopefully I’ll get my stupid little Toyota pickup running soon to handle those duties). This car, to me, has just the right balance of boy-racer and stoic charm. It’s classy, but it’ll still go for a romp with you on a back mountain road somewhere.

What do you think? Am I a masochist for wanting a fourth non-warranteed German cars in our garage? Is the payoff of the R32’s exhaust rumble worth it? What would you pick instead?

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The DFL Show: Episode 21 – How Do Timezones Work?

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Eric, Brad, and Pat are around to discuss this week’s happenings, so listen up! WEC at Fuji was awesome, possibly one of the best races of the year. Brno 24 happened. MotoGP, WRC, DTM, and World RallyX all had their titles decided at the weekend. Mark Webber announced a retirement. Audi *might* be pulling out of LMP1. Alex Zanardi is back to his old winning ways. TRG is looking outside of Aston Martin for 2017, so who are they looking at? Kevin Magnussen was rumored to have been moving to IndyCar, so we discuss that a bit. WRC is launching faster cars, does anyone care?

Eric has a short quiz about the mafia that will probably get us all killed, then we move on to our awards for the week and what’s coming up this weekend. Oh, BY THE WAY, Vermin Supreme is going to be at the LeMons race this weekend, so if you’re in NH, you need to go.


The DFL Show – How Do Time Zones Work?

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Quick Vid: This Guy Has The Best Two V8s Porsche Ever Built

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If there were ever a guy to be jealous of, it might be this one. He’s an airplane pilot that happens to own two of the greatest V8 engine German cars of all time. The Speed Yellow 928 S4 is amazing in it’s strangeness, as I’ve never actually seen a speed yellow 928 before, and the S4 is one of the best iterations of that car. The Porsche-built Mercedes 500E, however, is the ultimate in understated luxury performance. Only 10,500ish of these super sedans were built between 1990 and 1994, and they remain favorites of mine.

Petrolicious managed to capture both of these cars in all of their glory with stunning shots, amazing pans, and gorgeous backdrops. Their videos are getting a bit formulaic and boring, but they keep drawing me in with their delightful cinematography. So good.

The Hooniverse Motorsport News For October 17, 2016

Bradley Brownell October 17, 2016 Motorsports

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This weekend was really dominated by one event for me, the 6 hours of Fuji. That race was among the best I’ve seen in ages, the finish was stellar, the strategy was killer, and the racing was top shelf. There was some other cool racing, WRC in Spain, MotoGP’s finale, NASCAR, and a 24 hour race for GT cars. I wish I had time to watch all of it, but anyway, here’s a recap of the weekend.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 135 – SR Turbo Lover

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This was a great episode, if you ask us. Cam & Brad are joined by Jason & Manuel, who both recently returned from Motor Press Guild’s Track Day. Brad has recently returned from a weird weekend in the bay area. Cam has just come back from driving his E34 wagon and loving every minute of it.

Manuel has fallen in love with a reasonably priced Nissan, and waxes poetic about the virtues of achievable street-level hoonage with comparably low-powered cars. The Sentra SR Turbo sounds like a riot, and we need to get our hands on one to see if he’s right or if he’s crazy. Cam, meanwhile, has fallen in love with his E34 again. Brad needs to learn to fall in love with his torque wrench, but actually did fall in love with a seriously nice 1980 924 (which is sadly for sale now).


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – SR Turbo Lover

In a special episode, recorded in that very 924, Rick Deacon of Clutchkick Podcast and Brad discuss their weekend. Brad’s Boxster broke down again, they went to the final Canepa Cars & Coffee, and drove the Sharkwerks-tuned Cayman GT4. Things eventually worked out, and Brad made it home. The car is a little loud, so if you can’t handle it, I won’t blame you for not listening.


The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Cammed & Clutched: Canepa Special Episode

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The DFL Show: Episode 20 – Flying Lizard People

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This week it’s Brad, Stef, Pat, and Eric talking shop for a few. We discuss Lewis Hamilton’s title fight options, the craziness of the Bathurst 1000, the PWC finale, and the Formula E season opener. We talk about Lewis snapchatting, Jenson Button moving to Japan, BMW’s proposal for LMP1, Garage 56, and the Gorillaz. We mourn the passing of two great legends of the sport.

There are a few listener questions, there’s a short quiz about LeMons, Eric discusses 10 years of LeMons history following the anniversary, then we jump into our awards for the week, give you an idea of what’s coming up next weekend, and we’re out of there. Good show everybody!


The DFL Show – Flying Lizard People

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Hooniverse Motorsport News For October 10th, 2016

Bradley Brownell October 10, 2016 Motorsports

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This week there wasn’t as much racing as we’ve seen perhaps on more tightly packed weekends, as a lot of racing series have concluded their seasons. However, the racing that did go on was incredible, and recognition for that is well deserved. The PWC finale, the Formula E season opener, and the Bathurst 1000 in particular were highlights for me.

Read along to see what good stuff happened this weekend. Summer is winding down a bit, and the racing is running to the end of the championships, so we’ll do our best to help keep your finger on the pulse. Just be aware of the fact that this post is filled with spoilers. Giant carbon-fiber, multi-element, DRS-equipped, Gurney-flapped, Spoilers! Oh, and in case you missed it, I am also hosting a new motorsport podcast these days…

F1 Turning Japanese

Supercars Go Bugnutty At Bathurst

NASCAR Home Court

PWC Porsche Punt Picks Parente

Super GT Leaves Japan

VLN Stays At Nurburgring

GRC Goes Hollywood

Formula E Electrifies In Season Opener

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 133 – Awful Engine In An Awful Car

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Hey everyone, we’re experiencing some tech difficulties (we haven’t had one of those in a while, I think we were due) with the episode we recorded this week, but we should be able to salvage it shortly. In the meantime, here is the Tuesday episode presented here for your listening enjoyment, as usual. As you know by now, our Tuesday shows are chock full of listener questions and a few rants from the trio. Cam, Brad, and Jason are all ready to go answering your best questions. Thanks listeners, couldn’t do it without you!

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – Awful Engine in an Awful Car

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Brock Yates (1933 – 2016)

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Brock Yates passed away yesterday after 12 years of suffering with Alzheimers, he was 82 years old, he leaves behind a family full of love, and an everlasting legacy in the automotive community. For years I’ve been tracking down his old articles and reading his books. He was, and remains, a huge influence on me. As tribute, maybe post your favorite anecdotes in the comments below? In any case, remember him, and remember his family.

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