30 episodes

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

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

    The Cannonball Run Pt. I - How are these guys not in JAIL?

    The Cannonball Run Pt. I - How are these guys not in JAIL?

    In this episode, we dive into the history of the “Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash”, a cross-country race from New York City to Los Angeles. This real life event inspired a film of the same name, but as we’ll see, the real thing was a lot more than Burt Reynolds’ mustache. We explore the history of American cross-country racing, including early records, and why the 1971 running was organized as a protest against the government!
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    • 1 hr
    Bruce McLaren Pt. III - Life after Death: Road to the P1

    Bruce McLaren Pt. III - Life after Death: Road to the P1

    The Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team is now without their founder and leader- what will they do next? In this episode we cover the aftermath of Bruce’s accident, the people that kept the company running, and the entrance of a new leader: Ron Dennis. We also reveal how McLaren teamed up with Marlboro cigarettes, and how that gave us one of the most iconic racing liveries of all time. We also dive into some of McLaren’s legendary inter-team rivalries, including James Hunt vs Niki Lauda, and Ayrton Senna vs. Alain Prost. Finally, we tackle Ron’s departure from the company, and where McLaren stands today.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Bruce McLaren Pt. II - Bruce Builds His McLarens

    Bruce McLaren Pt. II - Bruce Builds His McLarens

    The story of Bruce Mclaren continues with his first foray in Le Mans endurance racing, his entrance into Formula 1 and all the crashes and bashes along the way! We dive into the formation of Bruce McLaren Motor Cars, their failures and successes, as well as the loss of one of their drivers. This episode also includes a brief history of Can Am racing, possibly the most dangerous and exciting form of racing ever devised! Buckle up!
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    • 48 min
    Bruce McLaren Pt. I - New Zealand’s Racing Prodigy

    Bruce McLaren Pt. I - New Zealand’s Racing Prodigy

    We all know the McLaren supercars like the Senna, P1, and 720s. But where did the company that built their beauties get their start? We begin our series on Bruce McLaren, one of Motorsport’s most influential figures, with his early life on the small island nation of New Zealand. Bruce had a rough start, as a kid he was confined to a hospital bed for two years. His time in the hospital taught him great academic discipline, a skill which assisted in the meticulous construction of his race cars later on. Join us as we explore Bruce’s early days of racing: from building a hillclimb car with his dad, to his journey to England to compete in Formula 2 racing!
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    • 41 min
    John Delorean Part II: "This Stuff's Better than Gold"

    John Delorean Part II: "This Stuff's Better than Gold"

    We all know John Delorean stood out in the automotive industry, in part because of his flamboyant lifestyle (but mostly because of his sizable chin). So maybe it wasn’t a good idea for Delorean to get into the Cocaine Trafficking Business. Delorean was nabbed carrying a briefcase worth over 6.5 million dollars worth of cocaine, but did the FBI set him up? Or would the British backed DMC finally find success in Ireland. Join Nolan, Joe, and James as we find out in John Delorean: Part II- “This Stuff’s Better than Gold”.
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    • 34 min
    John Delorean Part I: Assault on Detroit

    John Delorean Part I: Assault on Detroit

    In the first episode of our two part series on John Delorean James, Joe, and Nolan talk about John’s propensity for going against the grain in the automotive industry. As his ego, and his chin, grew Delorean took more and more risks - but would this lead to his downfall, or make him the most infamous automotive celebrity of all time?
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    • 56 min

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Great podcast! Laughing by myself looking like an idiot at the red light. I love it when James does the accent! Keep up the great work! 🤙

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