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The automotive journey of an 80's baby & friends. A conversation featuring close friends & Instagram guests with an innate enthusiasm for the automobile. Fanatics of which use & push their machinery to the limits of their respective strengths. Open conversation is the best type of platform because this leads to both lateral and opposing opinions. The show features all levels of automotive enthusiasts including industry heads from a multitude of geographies. Recognizeable names sharing their machines & the stories that come with them. Join me, Imraan Shameem aka @MRM5MAN and let's chat.

The Motor Culture Podcast @MRM5MAN

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The automotive journey of an 80's baby & friends. A conversation featuring close friends & Instagram guests with an innate enthusiasm for the automobile. Fanatics of which use & push their machinery to the limits of their respective strengths. Open conversation is the best type of platform because this leads to both lateral and opposing opinions. The show features all levels of automotive enthusiasts including industry heads from a multitude of geographies. Recognizeable names sharing their machines & the stories that come with them. Join me, Imraan Shameem aka @MRM5MAN and let's chat.

    @JannThaMan "GT Academy to Super GT+" - #070

    @JannThaMan "GT Academy to Super GT+" - #070

    Welcome back friends.  Today's episode features the man, Jann Mardenborough.  He's a British racing driver of which started his career by winning the illustrious GT Academy back in 2011.  If you aren't familiar, the GT Academy is an international virtual to reality contest which allows players of Gran Turismo to compete in an effort to become a real racing driver, or atleast be given the oppurtunity to do so.  This is no simple task as Jann beat out 90,000 entrants to secure his victory.  This guy has a special f*****g drive (no pun) which has accelerated (no pun) his racing career, one that was never envisioned before.  Since 2011, he has competed in the following disciplines; British GT (GT3), GT4,  Formula 3, 24H of LeMans (3x), Super GT (GT300 & GT500), and the Blancpain Endurance Series to name a few.  For those that are big fans of racing, here are some of the cars he has piloted:


    Nismo GT-R GT3 (R35)GT-R GT300 (R35)GT-R GT500 (R35)Nismo GT-R LM Nismo (LMP1)Zytek Z11SN - NissanLigier JS P2 - NissanDallara F312
    That is quite the list innit?  It was an absolute honor to be able to add Jann to the Motor Culture library and for him to talk about some of the intricacies of racing.  Given his wide array of experience throughout multiple disciplines gives him a very intellectual outlook on racing, on driving.  Like me, he likes to get into a car and just f*****g drive for no reason and I can truly appreciate that.  His love for motoring is one that flows through both categories of business & pleasure.  So without further adieu ladies & gents, Jann Mardenborough for Motor Culture. 


    Cheers.


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    @MethodAutoGroup "Port Authority" - #069

    @MethodAutoGroup "Port Authority" - #069

    Welcome one, welcome all to the Motor Culture show.  Glad to have you here with me today as I present to you Jorge & Diego of Method Auto Group.  This was an on-site recording in Gaithersburg, Maryland in the courtyard of a cozy condo building - so excuse any background noise!  The fellas at Method Auto are killing the Japanese automotive importation game in the DMV area and at a fast pace.  They specialize in bringing over all sorts of passenger cars (not just sports) from the land of the rising sun.  They took me over to their garage to show me a sampling, and it felt good to see those cars hiding in some random Gburg hangout.  My favorites; VIP Cresta, bone stock Chaser, & a white NUR R34 GTR VSII.  Legends in their own regard(s).  The guys take it up a notch and allow you to pickup your vehicle directly from the port broadening the experience.  Given that most ports across the country have a Japanese vibe as it is, this beckons a great oppurtunity to give the customer an experience they will soon not forget.  Anywho, enjoy this episode with Method Auto Group!

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    • 59 min
    @German_Motor_Group @Eurobids "Now THAT's a good idea" - #068

    @German_Motor_Group @Eurobids "Now THAT's a good idea" - #068

    Welcome one, welcome all.  Episode 68, lets go. 
    This was a lovely late night, last minute session spanning from NY, to NJ, to me in FL!  My boy Andy from German Motor Group brought on his pal named Jake from Eurobids, a hell of a venture both of them and some other individuals are currently working on to make the lives of enthusiasts with a taste for European cars (in EU  spec form) much easier by bringing to market an easy to use buy and bid system coined, Eurobids.  Imagine sight unseen purchasing of vehicles that will be exported from Germany, but with a caveat of a satsifacation guarantee as each and every vehicle will undergo a very particular verification process before the papers are officially signed.  The structure is still very much in development but both Andy and Jake provide great info on what Eurobids will be, and what they think it will do for enthusiasts & for the market alike.  To think that it would be more advantageous to sell your old E36 320i touring while living in Munich on a site like this which will give the oppurtunity to a lucky North American to own and continue the life of this car, all while as a seller you are collecting a premium to do so *takes deep breath* is a WONDERFUL idea.  Why let shit go to waste?  We crave imported cars but in the geography from which they arise, they're normal fare.  So then, WHY NOT give them to us to build that second lease on life?  Exactly, why not? 

    So, sit back and listen.  This is a great episode and a nice early look into a hell of a venture within the automotive [enthusiast] community.


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    @TysonHugie "Honda Hero" - #067

    @TysonHugie "Honda Hero" - #067

    Hello everyone and welcome to 67, featuring a hell of a Honda maestro by the name of Tyson Hugie.  This was such a relatable episode for me, having a family background with several Honda models.  Chances are, if you're apart of a brown family that was on the up n' up during the 90s then you too, can relate.  The Phoenix based Tyson is somewhat of a declared Honda historian and currently sits on a lovley rotating collection of Honda/Acura models that evade us in regularity these days.  When's the last time you saw a showroom fresh DA Integra or an SLX?  I bet the most of you haven't even seen an SLX, or a first generation Legend out and about.  I bet if you have, we're talking decades since they were in freshly manufacturered condition.  The Honda addiction has turned into a bit of a dream side quest, and this is the part I want you all to truly feel the inspiration from just as I did.  He took his enthusiasm so far to the point that Honda themselves gave the guy recognition and let him spec a car for a long term test, and then mailed him the title after the testing period was complete.  How cool is that?  What about riding in the backseat of your own car while Jay Leno drives you down a canyon road in it?  Never know where your passion will take you.  Be it in the gym, on the road, or smoking up and relaxing- enjoy this very special episode.

     

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Conversation Street feat. @SanjayDotCom "Actually Useful Car Talk" - #4C

    Conversation Street feat. @SanjayDotCom "Actually Useful Car Talk" - #4C

    Welcome to the 4th iteration of Sanjay's and my sub-series, Conversation Street!  On this session we take a stroll into quite a few territories.  FOR instance, will the cars we adorn - most of which are included in the surge of pricing be expensive, forever?  Will BMW surprise us with the (G81) M3 touring in the USA?  Toyota is taking the high road and ensuring that brand enthusiasts + are well fulfilled with their current and future array of sports offerings, widening to the U.S. market.  Why aren't more manufacturers doing this?  Long gone are the days of questioning whether or not these risk based sales scenarios will work, so hear us give you a bitchy opinion about that.  This was fun, as is always with my mans from MD.  Listen up friends and, enjoy.




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    • 1 hr 56 min
    @SCHAEFCHEN "Automotive Adventurer" - #066

    @SCHAEFCHEN "Automotive Adventurer" - #066

    Hello all, and welcome to episode sixty-six featuring Schaefchen.  A kind, very intelligent personality that called in from the mountains of Austria to talk cars with yours truly.  This guy's a true talent as it comes to wheeling a vehicle through some endearing situations and as I recite on this session's intro, pause what you are doing and head to his IG to look for yourself.  He provides a very unique angle indeed where his specialty is less about the mystique of the car, but more so about the ability along with his abilities.  Given his very unique geography comes some unforgiving snow in the Winters which is taken full advantage of.  This is where his [U.S. exported] Raptor II, R34 GTR V-Spec & Evo V RS come into play at full WRC pace.  The latter of two which are equipped with light pods just to add that chef's kiss.  See, what most don't understand about European motorists is that long distance road travel is more of a household situation than here in the states & this is an attribute that Schaefchen takes seriously.  As a matter of fact, before our call today he was on multi-hour journey back from the track where he pushed his MKIV Supra to the limits along with some seat time in his E90 M3.  He's a driver, a traveller and an enjoyer of long-term automotive ownership with a special interest in being connected to the car.  Creating memories with his machines, his squad.  It's worth mentioning the guy has a special eye in capturing these moments, which undoubtedly you will witness for yourself.  This is a lovely episode, and very inciteful for us Yankees.  Tune in, and enjoy. 

    Also, a special thanks to the man himself as our 6-hour time difference required him calling in late.  Along with a special thanks to my man David aka @d_t_a_f (Ep. #049) for making the connection.  Cheers!


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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

kbnotstock ,

Funny, entertaining listen!

Great show talking all things cars. Came from your Instagram! Pretty sure I’ve seen your green e30 wagon on US1 in Miami when I was in my bronzit e30 coupe. Small world!

Sjoel92 ,

An authentic podcast for real enthusiasts

This is the podcast to listen to if you’re really a car enthusiast, from exploring the subcultures of the scene to sharing real stories we can all relate to. It celebrates the memories and self expression cars create and represent for us, no matter what part of the scene you’re into or interested in there’s something for you here. The host @MRM5MAN knows his stuff and always keeps the conversation interesting and his guests consistently have great stories, insight, and knowledge about cars and the lifestyles we live as a result.

Dice Rolla ,

Real Talk

I love this podcast. You can feel the authenticity from the these motor heads. Keep up the fantastic content! Can't wait for more episodes!

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