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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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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.
For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com  
We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 
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    Past Gas #246: Pimp My Ride Was a Cultural Moment

    Past Gas #246: Pimp My Ride Was a Cultural Moment

    We’re heading back to the early 2000’s to tell you the COMPLETE history of Pimp My Ride! How did it become the top-rated car show on TV? Why did it disappear so quickly after reaching such great heights? And how many of those cars are actually still on the road today?
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    • 56 min
    Past Gas #245: Hot Rods Were The Original Tuner Cars

    Past Gas #245: Hot Rods Were The Original Tuner Cars

    This week on Past Gas…it’s the history of Hot Rodding! 
    Hot rod culture might seem tame today, and is probably more associated with baby boomer car shows than rebellious street racers. But the engine building and custom aesthetic work hot rodders did during their heyday not only kickstarted the aftermarket performance and car enthusiast media industries- it also set a blueprint for the countless enthusiasts that have followed.
    How did it go from essentially nothing to a major influence in car culture? How did it create some of the most ubiquitous racing series? And how does it continue to influence car culture today?
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    Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  

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    • 53 min
    Past Gas #244: Junior Johnson: The Whiskey Smuggler Who Revolutionized Racing

    Past Gas #244: Junior Johnson: The Whiskey Smuggler Who Revolutionized Racing

    Junior Johnson's moonshining days were just the start of a remarkable journey that would see him revolutionize the sport of stock car racing. From a stint in jail, to discovering the drafting technique that forever changed how cars raced, to owning a championship-winning team and receiving a presidential pardon, Junior was the true definition of a maverick. But beyond his impressive win record, what was it about Junior that made him such an iconic figure in the sport? How did the unconventional skills from his bootlegging days give him a unique edge on the track? In what ways did his rebellious persona shape his legacy as one of the most influential pioneers in NASCAR history? Today on Past Gas, the last American hero: Junior Johnson.
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    Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  



    Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber.


    Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.



    Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  

    Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas.

    If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas.


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    • 53 min
    Past Gas #243: Isuzu: The Unsung JDM Hero

    Past Gas #243: Isuzu: The Unsung JDM Hero

    Today on Past Gas, What happened to Isuzu?  
    How could a company that built such a strong foothold in popular culture during the 80’s and 90’s become such a failure in the 2000’s?  
    And where are they now?  
    The answers to those questions are as winding as its namesake, Japan’s Isuzu River.
    This is the rise and fall of Isuzu.   
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self.
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    • 59 min
    Past Gas #242: How These Feuding Brothers Traded 500 mph Records

    Past Gas #242: How These Feuding Brothers Traded 500 mph Records

    Brothers Walt and Art Arfons would set and break the Land Speed record three separate times from 1960-1965. They would achieve these records while refusing to set foot on the Salt Flats at the same time nor speaking to one another for years. By 1960, the brothers’ relationship had deteriorated so completely that they would work on their cars in separate garages on the same piece of property they inherited from their father. Today on Past Gas; How did two brothers, born into poverty, revolutionize jet-powered racing? Where did they get the engines? And why weren’t they speaking?
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    Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber.


    Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.



    Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  

    Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas.

    If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas.


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    • 59 min
    Past Gas #241: The NASCAR Truck Series Had A Lot of Firsts

    Past Gas #241: The NASCAR Truck Series Had A Lot of Firsts

    Today on Past Gas: We’re taking a look at the origin of the NASCAR truck series. What makes these big, fast trucks so special? And who were the oddballs who thought to put pickups on a banked oval, anyway? Today on Past Gas, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series!
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    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/ PASTGAS and get on your way to being your best self.

    Thanks to Allstate for sponsoring today’s episode! Click here to pay a rate based on you. 


    More about Show:


    Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.  



    Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber.


    Follow James on IG and Twitter @jamespumphrey.



    Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!  

    Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas.

    If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas.


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    • 54 min

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