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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
    • 4.9 • 4.6K 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

    Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B

    Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B

    In this episode of Past Gas, we’re talking about badass rally driver Michele Mouton, whose impressive racing career earned her the title of “fastest woman in the world”. In 1981, she made history as the first female to win a World Rally Championship event — a title that no woman has surpassed since. Join James, Nolan and Joe as they explore Mouton’s fortuitous entry into racing, the highs and lows of her unique career, and how she continues to impact the WRC to this day.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Japanese Street Racers Created the Best Car Magazine Ever

    How Japanese Street Racers Created the Best Car Magazine Ever

    A decade before JDM reached the US and Europe, Option Magazine was profiling the Midnight Club and the underground street racing scene of Tokyo. The mag's hands-on approach had a huge influence on car culture and played a big role in popularizing all the Japanese tuners we know and love today. Its pages were filled with cars like the GT-R R33, Mazda RX-7, and Toyota Supra. By the end of the episode we promise you'll love Option as much as we do.
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    • 56 min
    The Mid Night Club: Revisited

    The Mid Night Club: Revisited

    You guys loved this series, so we decided to bring it back as one episode! James and Nolan explain the origins of the Mid Night Club, an underground Japanese race team with top-secret members that raced around the streets of Japan from 1982 to 1999. The Donut duo explore the lore of the infamous street racers, and pass on a message from an actual member of Mid Night.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Greatest Barn Finds of All Time

    The Greatest Barn Finds of All Time

    A lost and found Ferrari worth millions. A guy named Greek Elvis and his Lamborghini Muira. A FAKE barn find collection that duped the internet. And a Ferrari Dino buried in the backyard. These are just some of the stories we have for you today, it’s all about barn finds! Classic cars forgotten in time, found and brought to life, we love barn finds!
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Bizarre Scandal that KILLED the Skyline in America

    The Bizarre Scandal that KILLED the Skyline in America

    Today James, Nolan, and Joe are talking about the bizarre scandal that many claim is the reason you can't get the Skyline in America. Motorex was a car import company that was led by Hiroaki Nanahoshi, who was arrested for fraud and held on one million dollars bail, before disappearing for more than ten years. With exclusive interviews from Sean Morris, who was working with Hiro at Motorex before his arrest, we'll attempt to unravel this bizarre mystery.  
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Introducing: Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story

    Introducing: Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story

    This week, Past Gas is excited to bring a brand-new podcast, "Bring Back Bronco - The Untold Story," a new podcast about the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Ford Bronco.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

CoderDoc ,

Michele Mouton

As a female who does HPDE I really enjoyed the episode on a woman who was a successful rally driver! Thanks for a good story that needed to be told.

Herrickthebeast ,

Funny car history

What’s not to love? Cars and history mixed with lowbrow humor. Sign me up.

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