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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. Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4.
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Past Gas by Donut Medi‪a‬ Studio71

    • Automotive
    • 4.9 • 221 Ratings

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. Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4.
For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com

    Land Rovers, Cigarettes, and Thicc Jungle- 20 Years of Camel Trophy

    Land Rovers, Cigarettes, and Thicc Jungle- 20 Years of Camel Trophy

    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!

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    • 1 hr
    That Time Ford Tried To Cover Up 271 Deaths (But Got Caught)

    That Time Ford Tried To Cover Up 271 Deaths (But Got Caught)

    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.

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    • 50 min
    How Niki Lauda Emerged From The Flames An F1 Champion

    How Niki Lauda Emerged From The Flames An F1 Champion

    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.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How Lowriders Were A Protest Against White Supremacy

    How Lowriders Were A Protest Against White Supremacy

    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.
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    • 56 min
    How Hot Wheels Forged Drag Racing’s Greatest Rivalry

    How Hot Wheels Forged Drag Racing’s Greatest Rivalry

    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!
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Bertha Benz: Was This The First Road Trip Ever?

    Bertha Benz: Was This The First Road Trip Ever?

    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.
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    • 59 min

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221 Ratings

221 Ratings

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Got me into History, getting me thru COVID

Hey guys, I got onto your podcast after searching for Ford v Ferrari stories. I know next to nothing about cars, but wanted to know more about that story. Now, I can't stop listening to the fascinating characters you bring back to life on your show. Thanks for getting me into it. <3 from the Philippines.

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I’m not really a car person, but I do appreciate automotive information and history so this podcast is awesome to keep me entertained while I work. Love you guys, love your work, keep it up coz it’s super enjoyable
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