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Interviewing people who make a living following thier passions! From Race Car Drivers, Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Youtubers, contemporary thinkers. The most interesting thing in the universe is another person.

The Gary Klutt Podcast Gary Klutt

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Interviewing people who make a living following thier passions! From Race Car Drivers, Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Youtubers, contemporary thinkers. The most interesting thing in the universe is another person.

    Peter Klutt on the full backstory behind the Muscle Car Shootout special on Dream Car Garage!

    Peter Klutt on the full backstory behind the Muscle Car Shootout special on Dream Car Garage!

    Sitting down with my dad Peter Klutt, we go over a TV Special from nearly 20 years ago: The Muscle Car Shootout. Testing the world's best all-around classic Muscle Cars, this 1 hour special was such a hit back in the day Speed Channel requested 2 additional specials.

    There were 7 cars part of the competition running a series of tests: A 1969 AMX 390 Go Package, a 1970 Buick GS 455 Stage 1, a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1969 Hurst Oldsmobile, and a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge.



    Enjoy a trip down memory lane and be sure to stay tuned for the next one!

    • 55 min
    Danny Formal: From Go-Kart Pro To Lamborghini Super Trofeo Champion And Imsa Star!

    Danny Formal: From Go-Kart Pro To Lamborghini Super Trofeo Champion And Imsa Star!

    Danny Formal is the guest this week, he is one of the few professional go-kart racers, leading to him getting a professional drive in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series and eventually competing for Wayne Taylor/Andretti in the IMSA Weathertech series. Gary and Danny go through his career from being born in Costa-Rica, moving to Florida competing in the Florida Winter Tour, and SKUSA Super Nats, becoming a champion in both and the winningest Super Nats driver. His outstanding performances lead him to becoming one of the few professional karting racers in the world.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Thrilling Free Ride World Tour And Epic Stories With Jackson Bathgate

    Thrilling Free Ride World Tour And Epic Stories With Jackson Bathgate

    Jackson Bathgate is a professional skier on the Freeride World Tour FTW. He competed in 2023 with his last stop being in the Country of Georgia. We discuss the prospects of making a living as a professional skier, winning the 2016 Freeride Junior World Championships, the risk-reward
    calculation of being a professional skier, the difficulties of finding sponsors, and the odd physical alterations that comes with being a tow truck driver during the off-season.

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    • 48 min
    The James Hinchcliffe Story, Never Ever Give Up!

    The James Hinchcliffe Story, Never Ever Give Up!

    James Hinchcliffe is a former Canadian Indy Car driver with six Indy Car wins and a pole position at the Indy 500. We discuss his start in go-kart racing, his move to shifter karts, the formula BMW series, Star Mazda series, formula Atlantic and Ultimately Indy Car driving for teams including Andretti Autosport. The podcast outlines the immense cost associated with racing and the struggle to find sponsorship and the never give up attitude it takes to become a professional racecar driver.

    Hinchliffe goes over his horrific crash in 2015 at Indy, and the dangers of racing Indy Cars on ovals, including the death of his friend Dan Wheldon. We discuss his recent starts in the Mazda MX-5 series, and his move to PFAFF motorsports for the Daytona 24, along with his career as a broadcaster for Indy Car and Formula One.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Scott GoodYear Story, Indy 500, LeMans, Sleeping in his Car

    The Scott GoodYear Story, Indy 500, LeMans, Sleeping in his Car

    Scott Goodyear joins Gary to go through his story from go-karts, to sleeping in his car in debt, starting fresh, his rise to Indycar, and becoming a Porsche Factory driver at LeMans.

    Scott Goodyear scratched and clawed and never gave up. We go over his career, racing go-karts in Canada, to Formula Ford, Formula 2000 to Formula Atlantic, Indycar, his two 2nd place finishes at the Indy 500, his famous finish with Al Unser Jr, and his five Indy Car wins. We go over his first trip to Germany to try out for the Audi Quattro with Hans Stuck. Scott was the
    Porsche Factory Driver – 24 hours of LeMans – 3rd place. in the GT1 Porsche. He was an
    Audi Factory Endurance Driver with Hurley Haywood, Hans Stuck & Walter Rohl.
    Jaguar Factory Driver – 24 hours of Daytona – 1st place GTP with Davy Jones & Scott Pruett.
    Watkins Glen 6 Hour Endurance Race Winner – Brumos Porsche Prototype with David Donohue.

    We discuss the current state of auto racing and the differences between the 80s and 90s compared to the prospects of making a living today.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    "Electric Future Unveiled: Lauren Fix on AI Kill Switches & The Green Revolution"

    "Electric Future Unveiled: Lauren Fix on AI Kill Switches & The Green Revolution"

    Lauren Fix is the host of Car Coach Reports. We talk the future of electric vehicles, the green revolution, the Kill switch bill and much more. Lauren Fix has been in the automotive world her entire life. We discuss the difference between bottom up demand for Electric vehicles vs. the top down push from governments for EV's, with the bottom line being that from cradle to grave electric cars are worse for the environment and costlier for most consumers than their combustion engine counter parts.


    Lauren Fix has an extensive resume:
    • N.A. Car of the Year Awards Juror - President Emeritus
    • World Car of The Year Juror
    • Concours Judge

    • NewsMax TV and Columnist
    • Daily Flash TV - 6.2M viewers
    • LOCAL Now News
    • AUN-TV = 11 station TV network

    • Radio: WBEN - Audacy, KABC - LA & GCN - Syndicated
    • National Motorists Association
    • Podcast: "Total Car Score”
    • Car Smarts Substack

    • 1 hr 4 min

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