Radical Rides and the Optima Ultimate Streetcar Invitational

The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch for the Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar Invitational, where SEMA Showcars get the crap kicked out of them on the race track. While there, host Matt Farah not only gets to test out the track himself in a Lotus, but also gets a ride from a pro driver in a Radical SR3.… READ THE REST

TST Podcast #317 – George Notaras (Motoman TV)

George Notaras has been an automotive journalist and friend of TST for about a decade. He travels the world driving all the good things, and puts out his reviews on YouTube. He joins us to talk about Porsches, planes, ice driving a Kia Stinger, and lots more. Check his channel out! https://www.youtube.com/user/MotoManTV

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This episode is available in downloadable audio only format on iTunes, Google Play, wherever you get podcasts, or at the host site: www.shoutengine.com/thesmokingtire

IG: @thesmokingtire @motomantv @fakezackklapman… READ THE REST

2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe – One Take

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is, mechanically speaking, identical to the outgoing F10 M5, with a 560hp Twin-Turbo 4.4L V8, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, and, unlike the new M5, rear-wheel-drive only. The dimensions are similar to the M5’s as well, but the styling and attitude say something else. And now that the new M5 has been very conservatively re-styled, the extroverts in us should have a look at the four-door version of the two-door version.

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The vehicle, as well as promotional consideration (sponsored instagram posts) were provided by BMW of Beverly Hills, a subsidiary of the Sonic Automotive group! Check them out at: https://www.bmwofbeverlyhills.com/ https://www.sonicautomotive.com/… READ THE REST

Stock “NA” Miata – (Track) One Take at the FIRM

The FIRM – Florida Intenational Rally And Motorsports park is a car enthusiast’s heaven. Thanks to them for letting us come play with all their toys, and book a play day for yourself and your friends at: http://www.gorally.com

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The Smoking Tire’s Zack Klapman, former Miata owner, rear-wheel-drive enthusiast, and killer of Jeeps, goes out on the FIRM’s 1.6 mile road course in the 130 HP ‘NA’ Mazda Miata. And we learn that even with such little power, the Miata is just as fun on a race track as when drifting around the autocross.… READ THE REST

Tent City Tour from #GRIDLIFE Midwest

The #GRIDLIFE Motorsports and Music Festival is more than just a track day. It’s racing, drifting, car show, music, parties, food, drinks, and people camping for the weekend to celebrate cars and each other. Matt and Zack take a tour of the grounds on a golf cart and find strange cars and more all over Gingerman Raceway. Learn more about #GRIDLIFE at: http://www.grid.life… READ THE REST