253 episodes

Donut's James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes, and Joe Weber walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers. Episodes include underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries, and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Listen and find out why Past Gas is the #1 automotive podcast on Apple.
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Past Gas by Donut Media Donut

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    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Donut's James Pumphrey, Nolan Sykes, and Joe Weber walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers. Episodes include underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries, and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Listen and find out why Past Gas is the #1 automotive podcast on Apple.
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    Past Gas #238: Katsuhiro Ueo: Japan’s AE86 Drift Legend

    Past Gas #238: Katsuhiro Ueo: Japan’s AE86 Drift Legend

    When Katsuhiro Ueo got his first taste of drifting, he was told he couldn’t do it. He was too old. But little did the world know that his passion for motorsports and engineering would combine with his immensely tough work ethic to make him a true legend in the sport, and within just a couple of short years. But who is Katsuhiro Ueo? What was the moment that changed his life forever? What makes him a legend in professional drifting? And finally, what’s he been up to since his career’s heyday? Today on Past Gas, Katsuhiro Ueo.
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    • 56 min
    Past Gas #237: Tommykaira: The Japanese Tuners That Perfected the GTR

    Past Gas #237: Tommykaira: The Japanese Tuners That Perfected the GTR

    There are some fascinating stories behind many iconic factory performance cars, their origins rooted in after-hours tinkering by passionate engineers. And then there’s those who love tinkering after a car hits the market. Today the guys talk about a brand that’s often overlooked, and has created some truly awesome versions of already-renowned platforms like the Nissan Skyline GTR and Subaru WRX. The story of Tommykaira blends passion, expression, and pushing performance boundaries. But how did they get started? What was their ethos? And what’s this legendary name up to now? Today on Past Gas, the story of Tommykaira.
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    • 46 min
    Past Gas #236: The Rowdiest Family in F1 History

    Past Gas #236: The Rowdiest Family in F1 History

    Gilles Villeneuve and his family have left a lasting mark on racing and its history. How did the Canadian hot head Gilles walk into Ferrari and immediately earn their respect? What did he do to get a circuit named after him? And how did Gilles’s son Jacques become a legend in his own right? Today on Past Gas, the story of Formula One racer Gilles Villeneuve and his racing dynasty.
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    • 54 min
    Past Gas #235: Datsun, Pt 2: Why Datsun Had To Die

    Past Gas #235: Datsun, Pt 2: Why Datsun Had To Die

    In 1967, Yutaka Katayama, or Mr. K, is now President of Nissan North America. He’s just been called to Nissan HQ to select a concept design to replace the aging Fairlady Roadster. But unbeknownst to the other executives on the selection committee, Mr. K has been quietly operating behind the scenes to push his preferred design through. The concept is referred to as codename “Z,” and it isn’t really a new generation roadster at all- it’s a powerful new sports coupe, and something that Mr. K believes will be a huge success in the US market. Today on Past Gas, part two of our series on Datsun and Nissan- how did Mr. K’s leadership of Datsun in the US change the entire company? How did he become known as “the father of the Z car”? And how did Nissan help create an entire generation of car enthusiasts?
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    • 53 min
    Past Gas #234: Datsun, Pt 1: Why Nissan Created Datsun

    Past Gas #234: Datsun, Pt 1: Why Nissan Created Datsun

    August, 1958. Nissan ad man Yutaka Katayama, known to most as Mr. K, is in Sydney, Australia was leading a two car team of Datsun 210s in the brand’s first official motorsport event.The brand had gotten its start barely 20 years ago, and was now in Australia to build brand recognition for their impending global expansion. It was a huge gamble. And one that would pay off. But how are the histories of Datsun and Nissan intertwined?? How did Yoshisuke Aikawa’s leadership turn Japan into an automotive manufacturing powerhouse? And how did Mr. K revolutionize automotive advertising and bring prestige and recognition to Nissan and Datsun worldwide? Today on Past Gas, the first of our two-part series on DATSUN.
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    • 49 min
    Past Gas #233: Bathurst 1000: Australia’s Most Brutal Endurance Race

    Past Gas #233: Bathurst 1000: Australia’s Most Brutal Endurance Race

    Over the past several decades, “The Great Race” has become a vital part of the fabric of Australian motorsport, and by extension, Australian culture. How did the Bathurst 1000 change Australian motorsport? How has one event given the racing world everything from V8 Supercars to the R32 GT-R known as “Godzilla?” And what about it has made it a cultural icon? Today on Past Gas, it’s the history of the Bathurst 1000.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Lemonades ! ,

Fire

honestly though,
The inly podcast i listen to 🤟🏻🔥
#MOPOWABABEH

Whitescales ,

Sad excuse of podcast

3-5 minutes intro of some men greets each other as if they've just met. Usually followed by some (bad) joke and laughter from said (bad) joke.

Before the actual material starts, an ad-break (already? Gees. Fine, at least I'm hoping for a good automotive material)

Actual podcast starts, but what these men are actually doing is just reading a book or articles. No effort in rephrasing (if I want to listen to someone reading a book, I'd rather have an audiobook). A few sentences in, the host stops for a decent discussion. Although, instead, it's usually followed by some (bad) joke and laughter from said (bad) joke.

AD BREAK

I know these hosts from watching donut media before they even have 100k subscribers. Glad to see they've grown to milions of subs. But sadly, it appears that their knowledge about automotive world didn't grow one bit. There are plenty other podcasts that offer better automotive content than this. But if you like some (bad) joke and laughter from said (bad) joke, this is one for you.

AD BREAK

I would give the actual automotive discussions a 7/10. But since these discussions are rare, I can't give this podcast more than 1 star.

TLDR:

50% (bad) joke and laughter from said (bad) joke
20% Reading comprehension
20% Discussions
10% AD BREAK

Candra Abdurrahman ,

Good

NOW THIS!!! is my bed time story.

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