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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

Past Gas by Donut Media Studio71

    • Automotive
    • 4.6, 10 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. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

    The Racing Family that Death Couldn’t Stop - Isle of Man Pt. 2

    The Racing Family that Death Couldn’t Stop - Isle of Man Pt. 2

    Today we take a close look at a family whose life has been shaped by the legendary Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. The Dunlop family of Northern Ireland is one of the most decorated dynasties in motorcycle racing. Joey, Robert, Willam and Michael Dunlop have a combined 50 overall wins in the event’s 116 year history. But it hasn’t been all positive for the family, what the road gives in glory, it also takes away in tragedy. But despite the heartache the Dunlop family keeps racing…why? Well we’re gonna find out.
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    • 51 min
    The Deadliest Sporting Event On Earth - Isle of Man Pt. 1

    The Deadliest Sporting Event On Earth - Isle of Man Pt. 1

    In part one of our two-part series on the Isle of Man TT, James, Joe, and Nolan discuss why this race is the most dangerous sporting event on earth! They dive into the unique history of the island and talk about how the race got its start. They also cover the fierce rivalry of Mike "The Bike" Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, two of the most famous TT riders in the world. Stay tuned for an even crazier part two!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Will There Ever Be Another Rotary? Pt. 2

    Will There Ever Be Another Rotary? Pt. 2

    In part 2 of our series on the Wankel Rotary Engine; James, Nolan, and Joe find out how Mazda made the rotary engine what it is today. They'll discover how Mazda fine-tuned Wankel's design and we're able to win the IMSA GTU Championship SEVEN years in a row, with the famed RX-7. They'll also talk about how the cult classic, 787b, was able to win Le Mans even though they qualified a ridiculous twelve seconds behind the top car. Stay tuned to find out the full story of this legendary engine on this week's episode of Past Gas! 
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    • 53 min
    The Rotary Before Mazda Pt. 1

    The Rotary Before Mazda Pt. 1

    Today’s episode is all about the invention of the Wankel Rotary Engine! German inventor Felix Wankel devised “a new type of engine, half turbine, half reciprocating” when he was just 17 years old, but wouldn’t get to see his creation under the hood of a production car for another 45 years. Luckily a lot happened in Felix’s life along the way, including running multiple machine shops in his mother’s backyard, inventing a three wheeled car called “the Devil Beetle”, and getting some help from colleagues who may or may not have been adorable animated forest creatures. Part 1 of 2.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    How NASCAR ROBBED Their First Black Driver - Wendell Scott Pt.2

    How NASCAR ROBBED Their First Black Driver - Wendell Scott Pt.2

    This week is the conclusion of our Wendell Scott series. Wendell has finally made it to the NASCAR Grand National Series, but his battle against discrimination has only just begun. Join us as we discuss Wendell’s triumphs and unfair setbacks defined by racism, including a stolen win, and a major manufacturer refusing to sponsor the talented Wendell Scott, and his 2015 admittance to the NASCAR hall of fame.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The FIRST Black NASCAR Driver: Wendell Scott Pt.1

    The FIRST Black NASCAR Driver: Wendell Scott Pt.1

    This week we’re telling the inspirational story of NASCAR’s first black driver: Wendell Scott. From helping his dad in the garage as a kid , to becoming his hometown’s fastest cab driver, to moonlighting as a bootlegger, Wendell’s entire life seemed destined for the race track- but it wouldn’t be that easy. Wendell persevered through discrimination off the track, and battled it on the track when he finally got there.
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    • 58 min

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The best podcast

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The best car podcast out there they deserve 5 star and they have a great humor

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