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ISSIMI is an enthusiast-owned, full-service specialist offering sales, consignment, collection management, service, and consulting to discerning enthusiasts and collectors. Specializing in complex transactions that include international services for exceptional cars, ISSIMI’s San Francisco Bay Area and Europe-based teams of experts pride themselves on transparency and knowledge. ISSIMI also produces enthusiast editorial media, including “Spotlight,” “Jason Cammisa on the Icons,” “The Carmudgeon Show,” and “Proper Care & Feeding of Cars.” Some of the vehicles featured in these editorial products, including the subjects in this Spotlight video, may be listed for sale through ISSIMI’s platform. Please check ISSIMI.com for more information.The Carmudgeon Show is a comedic, information-filled 25-minute conversation with Jason Cammisa and Derek Tam-Scott, two car enthusiasts who are curmudgeonly beyond their years. Proving you don’t have to be old to be grumpy, they spend each episode talking about what’s wrong with various parts of the automotive universe. Despite their best efforts to keep it negative, they usually wind up laughing, happy, and extolling their love for cars. Which just makes them angrier and more bitter. Jason Cammisa is an automotive journalist, social-media figure, and TV host with over 250 million views on YouTube alone. Jason’s deeply technical understanding, made possible by a lifelong obsession with cars, allows him to fully digest what’s going on within an automobile — and then put it into simple terms for others to understand. Also, a Master’s Degree in Law trained him to be impossible to argue with.Derek Tam-Scott still tries. He’s a young automotive expert with old-man taste in cars, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering — which means he knows how to be civil to Jason. Or at least he tries. With a decade and a half’s experience buying, selling, driving and brokering classic and exotic cars, he’s experienced the world’s most iconic cars. And hated most of them.

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ISSIMI is an enthusiast-owned, full-service specialist offering sales, consignment, collection management, service, and consulting to discerning enthusiasts and collectors. Specializing in complex transactions that include international services for exceptional cars, ISSIMI’s San Francisco Bay Area and Europe-based teams of experts pride themselves on transparency and knowledge. ISSIMI also produces enthusiast editorial media, including “Spotlight,” “Jason Cammisa on the Icons,” “The Carmudgeon Show,” and “Proper Care & Feeding of Cars.” Some of the vehicles featured in these editorial products, including the subjects in this Spotlight video, may be listed for sale through ISSIMI’s platform. Please check ISSIMI.com for more information.The Carmudgeon Show is a comedic, information-filled 25-minute conversation with Jason Cammisa and Derek Tam-Scott, two car enthusiasts who are curmudgeonly beyond their years. Proving you don’t have to be old to be grumpy, they spend each episode talking about what’s wrong with various parts of the automotive universe. Despite their best efforts to keep it negative, they usually wind up laughing, happy, and extolling their love for cars. Which just makes them angrier and more bitter. Jason Cammisa is an automotive journalist, social-media figure, and TV host with over 250 million views on YouTube alone. Jason’s deeply technical understanding, made possible by a lifelong obsession with cars, allows him to fully digest what’s going on within an automobile — and then put it into simple terms for others to understand. Also, a Master’s Degree in Law trained him to be impossible to argue with.Derek Tam-Scott still tries. He’s a young automotive expert with old-man taste in cars, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering — which means he knows how to be civil to Jason. Or at least he tries. With a decade and a half’s experience buying, selling, driving and brokering classic and exotic cars, he’s experienced the world’s most iconic cars. And hated most of them.

    Where is the Geographic Center of the Automotive Universe? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 41

    Where is the Geographic Center of the Automotive Universe? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 41

    visit: www.issimi.comWhere is the geographic center of gravity of the automobile industry? And what is a geographic center of gravity anyway?  In this episode, Jason and Derek discuss the idea that there’s a country at any given time that dominates the...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Is this the end of the internal combustion engine? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 40

    Is this the end of the internal combustion engine? — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 40

    visit: www.issimi.comJason and Derek start this episode by discussing their upcoming video projects, on the Renault R5 Turbo 2 and the 1973 Porsche Carrera RS respectively. Derek is gobsmacked by the driving experience of the RS and Jason reluctantly...

    • 1 hr
    Long Drives, Long Gearing — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 39

    Long Drives, Long Gearing — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 39

    Jason and Derek took a road trip in a Corolla and the car wasn’t great. Then they took one in an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and it *was* great. Jason also installed a factory retrofit digital instrument cluster for his Lotus Elise, as well as a...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    It’s back and so are we — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 38

    It’s back and so are we — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 38

    The Carmudgeon Show is back! ...for now. And so too is the Nissan Z, and it’s a looker. But fear not, Jason and Derek are able to find things to complain about when it comes to the 400Z Proto. And speaking of complaining, they are less than enthusiastic...

    • 56 min
    Extended length season finale! — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 37

    Extended length season finale! — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 37

    It’s time we put you in charge of the subject matter — and we received hundreds of great questions. Many were remarkably intelligent, some were genuinely difficult to answer, and a few cracked us up. Either way, thanks to our awesome audience!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Gone in 2.5 seconds — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 36

    Gone in 2.5 seconds — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 36

    In this episode of the Carmudgeon show, Derek and Jason discuss fast cars. Or, more precisely, they complain about fast cars. Speed limits haven’t changed, so as cars get faster and faster, it just means we get to enjoy them less.

    • 1 hr 16 min

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144 Ratings

144 Ratings

BigRicEnergy ,

The Best Car Chat Available

If you are interested in well-researched, insightful, funny, and level-headed discussion of all things automotive, then look no further. This is hands down the best car-related podcast and is free from all of the obnoxious self-promotion and "lifestyle" nonsense of other, superficially similar podcasts.

Who cares66 ,

Too much California Global Warming Nut Job

Let’s be clear. We have no power to affect a single thunderstorm. Never mind the Earth. Electric cars burn coal as a power source. Electric cars lost to the combustion engine 100 years ago. Electric cars are a rich mans toy and a liberal politicians wet dream. California can’t supply the electric demands now never mind forcing an unnecessary unwanted switch to inefficient electric cars. The future is and has always been combustion.

62merc ,

So HAPPY you are back!!

I love this show and the deep dive on cars. The in-depth break down about cars and the the mechanical specifics is great. Not to mention the humor and the enthusiast oriented topics you guys talk about. Keep up the great content and DON’T STOP being Carmudgeons!!

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