The Smoking Tire

A weekly Comedy, Technology and News podcast featuring Matt Farah, Zack Klapman and Chris Hayes
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Chris Paukert is the Executive Editor for CNET’s Roadshow. He’s also been on the staff of Autoblog, Automobile, and is an award-winning video producer. On this episode we talk about old motorcycles, odd shift patterns, forbidden fruit, smelly h
Greg Stanley is the host of The Collector Cars Podcast, the official podcast of RM Sotheby’s. We talk about the collector car market, auction results, and anything related to collecting cars! Go to and u
Jason Cammisa is the host of the shows “Know it All”, “Icons”, and “Revelations”, which air on Hagerty’s YouTube channel. His latest video analyzes the history of the iconic BMW M3. We talk to him about what it took to film that incredible vide
Roger N Farah is finally joining us in studio to do the business show and dropping serious knowledge. Regardless of your industry or craft, you can learn from this show.  Pops, if you did not know, is a heavy hitter. He just retired as Chairman
We have driven a LOT of cars (and bikes) so it’s time to talk about them. We had two NSXes, the BMW M3 Comp, Harley Panamericana, and drove the Ferrari SF90. All that, plus answering Q&A!Use Off The Record! and ALWAYS fight your tickets! Enter
Henry Catchpole was the Features Editor for EVO Magazine for 11 years and now hosts the YouTube channel, Carfection, which produces exceptional videos about important and iconic cars. He recently had quite a day, driving 3 icons: the McLaren F1
Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) is in the studio! This guy does everything: racing driver, pit reporter, TV host, and iRacing team owner. He has been the pit reporter for NBC Sports for several years, covering everything from NASCAR races to 24
Tony Angelo might have the coolest origin story in automotive media. He learned to wrench on an RX-7, then he was a driver in the very first season of Formula Drift, and now you he's the host of MotorTrend's "Hot Rod Garage" alongside Lucky Cos
Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez is an incredibly successful automotive YouTuber who buys broken exotic cars and brings them back to life. In his new show, Car Trek, Freddy, Ed Bolian and Tyler Hoover buy odd used cars and take them on adventures. I
It's a crew show! Zack is back from racing Lemons at Sebring and had all of the good and  bad one expects from racing cheap cars. Matt tells us about an amazing book about human stupidity, and we take a deeper dive on how we failed at van campi
Dan Prosser is an automotive journalist based in the UK. He's written for the best mags (EVO, Top Gear) but has just launched a new digital magazine app called The Intercooler that he co-founded with Andrew Frankel. It's a car magazine that bri
Manuel Carrillo III @mc3films is an automotive journalist and co-host of the new MotorTrend show, “Seduced by Speed”. The show tells the stories of weird, often illegal methods used to fund the construction of some of history's oddest -but some
Brad Brownell is one of the busiest people in the automotive circle. He's a co-founder of Radwood and writes for more publications than we can count. Instead of flying to press events, he drives a yellow Porsche 912E, sometimes for thousands of
Henry Catchpole was the Features Editor for EVO Magazine for 11 years and now hosts the YouTube channel, Carfection, which produces videos of exceptional quality about some of the most important and iconic cars ever. He recently had quite a day
We're back from our 1,000 mile desert overlanding adventure and boy do we have stories. Many things broke. Matt's wife, Hanna, joins us to tell the tale. If you dream of van life or off-roading, heed our lessons.  Head to to ge
Spike Feresten is a television writer, screenwriter, comedian, and the host of Spike’s Car Radio. Go to and use the promo code TIRE to get 10% off any BlackVue dash cam. Free shipping for orders over $200. Let Sunday take the g
Mike Spinelli is one of the funniest and best people in the automotive space and he has quite a resume: He ran 0-60 Magazine with Brian Scotto, ran Jalopnik in the early days, hosted many a show on the /DRIVE Network (and NBCSN's "/DRIVE", and
Jethro Bovingdon is a long-time automotive journalist and a host one the newly relaunched Top Gear USA alongside Dax Shepard and Rob Corddry. He's written for some of the best magazines in the business, driven the best cars, and can drift just
Chris Forsberg is a 3-time Formula Drift champion, a stunt driver, and a team manager. He's in studio to talk about his upcoming season in the NOS Energy Nissan 370Z, his INSANE new 2,000HP drift taxi "The Altimaniac", which car is the next che
Kristen Lee is one of our favorite people and favorite automotive journalists. She is the Deputy Editor at The/ She has written for Business Insider, Jalopnik, Road & Track, and other publications. Follow her @kristenleeeeeeee Go to H
Matt drifted a crazy Hummer H1 and then hung out with some hot rods that shoot 80-foot fireballs; Zack gets into the details of their Ferrari 812 GTS review; and they answer questions about Drift Week, buying cars, and buying watches.  Go to He
Jonny Lieberman is a long-time automotive journalist for Motor Trend. He's driven all the greatest cars, had the best whiskey, and usually has a funny way of explaining his opinions. It's always a good show when Jonny sits down. We talk about t
Matt Farah and Zack Klapman talk about their recent drives in the BMW X6 M, Ducati Multistrada V4, Zack chasing drift cars at Gridlife, and fire-breathing cars. Plus, Ferrari restoration expert, Donnie Callaway, drops by with Matt's car and som
Chris Dunlop, also known as Pinstrip Chris, is an incredible automotive artist. Using a mix of pens, pencils, airbrush, and brushes, he creates paintings that are both incredibly realistic without looking like a simple photograph. He's also kno
Steve Serio and Cam Ingram spend a lot of time around expensive, amazing cars. Steve is a broker who helps people buy and sell cars worth five to eight figures. Cam Ingram is the Owner of Road Scholars, a world-renowned restoration shop that al
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