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The goal of this podcast is to help the everyday, amateur racer. Specifically, we want to help those involved with track days, HPDE, SCCA and NASA racing, and autocrossers. We interview people just like you. Those that want to be on track and want get faster. We also interview industry leaders that have parts and services to help you be your best on track.
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast is a daily podcast/vodcast that brings you the latest news from the Automotive world. Your show host Mario Gear has been involved with the automotive industry for well over fifteen years from general auto repairs to SCCA World Challenge GT Teams support and he plans to share his love and passion for all things Auto-related. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gear-vlogz/support
 
Two guys who are life long racing fans and have always wanted to share their vast amounts of random Motorsports knowledge with the world who started a podcast. Listen to James Armas and Mark Urban talk about an old race or Motorsports event you've probably never heard of. From NASCAR to Indycar, IMSA, NHRA, CART, Grand AM, SCCA, Trans-AM, and maybe a Monster Truck Rally. It's more than a review, it's educational too.
 
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It was great to catch up with Sam and be able to share his motorsports background. His ability to manage a busy schedule should show us that it's possible to lead a busy life and still be on track. Sam loves the passion and positivity he sees in the paddock and he exemplifies these characteristics when you see him at the track. Follow Sam on Instag…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-46 | GM Defense: Learn how GM is leveraging its $35 Billion corp investment In this episode, Mario talks about GM leveraging its $35 Billion corporate investment to Strengthen Global Offerings by Expanding into Canada. Links to Articles ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━ GM Defense Strengthens Global Offerings https://bit.ly/3taf…
 
Every so often I'll record an episode to give you updates on my cars. Mostly I do this to help insomniacs fall asleep. Wait, I should be working on the RX-7 and not recording this episode! Anyway, I thought I'd record a quick episode to update everyone on the three cars that seem to occupy my time right now; ACR Neon, RX-7, Miata. Here's the video …
 
Bill talks with Bill & Vicki Fischer from the Garage Heros in Training podcast. The GHiT podcast aligns with what I am trying to do with the Late To Grid podcast, help more drivers get on track and get better with their driving. Basically, grow our sport! There's so much great stuff shared in this episode. We cover how they got started, their 2022 …
 
Carter Pease from Round 3 Racing joins Bill to talk about his motorsports progression from karting to racing Porsches in the World Racing League. Carter shares some great advice about working hard to get where you want to be, networking and punctuality. After moving through different classes of karting he attended the Lucas Oil School of Racing whe…
 
I sat down with Matt and Marlon to talk about Track Night in America, the SCCA divisional at Nelson Ledges, we discuss Marlon's Pitt Race shuffle, and the clock radio is missing from Nelson Ledges! Oh, and we discuss how breaking down with the borrowed tow rig led to meeting a cool car guy. Chris from LMS-EFI shares a great E85 tech tip. Rad Air in…
 
I'm still here! In this episode I provide some updates the the Neon, the RX-7 and racing. Plus, let's have a replay of this great discussion I have with Mike Puskar from Carbotech Brakes. When I attend track days the two questions I get asked most often involve tires and brakes. Many driver's overlook the importance of proper brakes - specifically,…
 
A couple of episodes back we discussed how to get better at autocross. In that episode we encouraged people to get instruction – especially new participants. So… we figured it was about time to do an episode on the other side of that equation: teaching people how to autocross (and how to get better at it). Greg Turner is a retired music teacher wit…
 
What is Track Night in America? In this episode I repurposed a Facebook Live that I recently hosted where we talk about TNiA and share important details about the program. Brandon Anderson, Marlon Sumlin and Matt Harbert did an awesome job covering the details that Track Night attendees need to know. Chris from LMS-EFI shares details about E85 tune…
 
At our recent Motorsports Expo, tires was the most popular topic discussed so I thought it was a good idea to have Mike Kubiak on to talk about track day and race day tires. Mike spent six years as a tire engineer and now works for a friction (brakes) company. He is a successful Time Trial racer and had our attendees on the edge of their seat at th…
 
Brandon Anderson seems to be everywhere. In fact, when I interviewed Brandon he was at an Air BnB while attending Grid Life. Brandon got involved with Autocross in 2005 and has participated in events all over the nation. He started doing HPDE's in 2008 and instructing in 2016. And then started Rallycross in 2014. He's done endurance racing with Lem…
 
Dan and Chris raced at the inaugural SCCA Enduro at Nelson Ledges Road Course and we wanted to hear their feedback and have them share their race weekend details. They brought a VW Rabbit to compete and had a great weekend picking up a class win and a second in class finish. A few highlights: Dan & Chris share their backgrounds and 2022 plans Chris…
 
If you want to know about how data can make you better driver and help tune your car - this episode is a must listen. Resources Chris mentioned: Race Technology GoPro Software https://www.race-technology.com/us/gopro ECUMaster ADU https://ecumasterusa.com Plex Tuning https://www.plex-tuning.com Life Racing https://www.liferacing.com Making Sense of…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-45 | Find out how RYNO.co Is Helping Racers In this episode, I talk about the latest news from Dodge, Ford, Hertz & Shelby American, The Fastest pole speed at Indy, and the introduction of the Maserati MC20 Cielo, follow by a conversation interview with Lori Spaulding of RYNO Classifieds and their $60K Racer Support…
 
We chat with AWR Racing about their family business, their background in motorsports, and what they love about motorsports. It's a true family business! Mom, dad, son, and daughter. That's it. Oh, and Willow their dog. Tony talks about his background in Formula Atlantic and with Nissan's GTP team. Learn More about AWR Racing: Website Facebook Insta…
 
Every year since 2014 the SCCA has awarded twenty-three women drivers from across the country the Wendi Allen Scholarship. On this episode of the Pax Attack we talk with the 2022 winners. Join us for a conversation with Layne Lindemann, Chelsea Tattershall and Maia Kirk. 2016 winner Cindy Duncan also joins the show to share her thoughts on the awar…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-44 | Rick Sedler InterviewIn this episode, I talk with Rick Sedler founder of RMS Media Group, in this episode, we hear about a friend Carol Brown and his key role in the restoration of one of the rarest Bugatti in the world Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Owned by Fashion mogul Ralph Lauren. His early career is working …
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-43 | Ori Spado InterviewIn this episode, I talk with Ori Spado and his life from an Insurance salesman to Hollywood Fixer. Learn how he was A pioneer in the Automobile after Sales Market and to him knowing the bosses of several mafia families throughout the U.S., from Frank Costello, Meyer Lansky, Russell Bufalino, …
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-42 In this episode, I talk about Why Ford lost billions in Q1, Mothers of Toyota Take Pride in Working Alongside Their Children, the Production Start of Acura Integra Signals Return of Iconic Model; Being Built for First Time in America & Volta Trucks confirms its US market entry strategy ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-41 In this episode, I talk about Biden Invokes Cold War Powers to Boost EV Battery Production, MINI USA AND THE MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS RACE TEAM KICK OFF SRO TC AMERICA SERIES WITH A STRONG WEEKEND AT SONOMA, Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production, SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2023 BRZ SPORTS CAR. ➢ Help me rea…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-40 In this episode, I talk about Kyte Launches Tesla Model 3 Subscriptions, Tesla Tops List of Electric Vehicles Cheapest to Run, NHTSA announces New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 28 mpg & Ford recalls 737,000 U.S. vehicles over software and fire-risk issues ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.y…
 
Can you believe that a trip to the dentist resulted in a lifetime of motorsports involvement? The Boreens have been in involved with the Sports Car Club of America since 1970 and have been hooked ever since. They were the driving force behind the creation of the Classic American Muscle (CAM) class in SCCA Autocross. This program has been very succe…
 
In this episode, I talk about the announcement of the Lotus Eletre, the world’s first electric Hyper-SUV, and Castrol launch marketing campaigns to raise awareness of independent workshops and to help promote them. ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ Help me reach 10,000 Followers! On Instagram https://www.instagram.c…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 38 In this episode, I talk about Imola hosting the season opener and the debut of the Lamborghini Huracán ST EVO2 & Lamborghini's new Geneva showroom inaugurated, The Hilton Group opens a 75,000sq-ft, three-story classic car dealership & Service center & HR Owen becomes Czinger Vehicles first international car reta…
 
It was great to have Marlon Sumlin on again . He was first on with Jay Andrew in Season 1, Episode 7. In this episode we talk about Marlon's B Spec racing, his new role at Rad Air in Wickliffe as their Motorsports Manager, and Marlon's 2022 plans which includes NASA Great Lakes, Grid Life, One Lap of America, and spotting in the Skip Barber series.…
 
Whether you call them bushings or bushes they are an important part of any balanced autocross setup. Join us for an informative and fun discussion about rubber and polyurethane bushings! Jake and Mike from the Powerflex USA team join us as we dive down the bushing rabbit hole. In addition to our chat with Powerflex USA you will learn about the diff…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 37 In this episode, I talk about Toyota Gazoo Racing North America Expanding Footprint, Also Toyota Debut the First-Ever GR Corolla, K&N Air Filters joins the 2022 Formula DRIFT family, and Dodge Names their Top 10 ‘Chief Donut Maker’ Candidates. ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ He…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 36 In this episode, I talk about Chevrolet’s First Pursuit-Rated Silverado Joining PPV Lineup, Arizona Public Service Bringing Ultra-Fast Charging Station, Acceler8 Education Group introducing new programs through the 2022 Formula DRIFT partnership, and a Ferrari 166 MM being Awarded the Coveted “Spirit of 1000 Mig…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 35 In this episode, I talk about Stellantis stops car shipments to and from Russia, Car Industry Woes Show How Global Conflicts Will Reshape Trade, Chevy Dealer Gifts New Silverado to Teen Who Drove His Through a Tornado and Gran Turismo 7 Is Sorry, Will Give 1M Free Credits and Make Serious Changes. ➢ Help me reac…
 
Betsy McIntyre is an active member of the Neohio Region of the SCCA and was introduced to motorsports by her friend, Tim Fulgham. She attended an Autocross event, said looked fun, bought Tim's MINI Cooper and she was hooked. So what keeps Betsy coming back and getting even more involved in regional motorsports? The fun and friends! Plus, she likes …
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 34 In this episode, I talk about GM idling the Truck plant for two weeks, VW delaying the launch of ID.5, Mitsubishi hints at return to Motorsports, and vehicle profile 1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra that won the 12 Hours Of Sebring. ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ Help me reach 10,000…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP-33 In this episode, I talk about Used-Vehicle Sales Pick Up, Despite Higher Prices, Rising Fuel Prices Lead to Concerns of Gas Theft, Used Vehicle Supply is Down Slightly Amid fewer products, and Tesla recalling more than 900 Model S, X, and 3 EVs ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ He…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 32 In this episode, I talk about Honda unveils images of three new EVs, JBR Capital to offset carbon emissions, Despite tax refunds up to 13% Buyers are holding off, and How Tesla EV rentals may be the new norm. ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ Help me reach 10,000 Followers! On In…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP-31 In this episode, I talk about Tesla hints at when the CyberTruck goes into Production, SEMA's SAN help get Kansas Bill Passed to Protect Restorers from Prosection, Ford hinting EV's could double as offices, Aston Martin Racing's return to GT World Challenge Pro-Class, Lamborghini collaborates with 24Bottles and L…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-30 In this episode, I talk about Team Corvette bringing a knife to a gunfight after a red flag, SEC making Elon Musk adhere to a deal is a deal, followed by Elon Musk dancing at first customer deliveries in Germany, and a Bring A Trailer to find on a 1999 30th Anniversary Trans AM. -- Links to articles Corvette Brou…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP- 29 In this episode, I talk about Porsche sending two 911 Turbo S on a world tour as safety cars, Followed up with Porsche 911 GT3 R finishes fifth and Porsche 911 RSR scores tenth straight WEC pole position. ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ Help me reach 10,000 Followers! On Instag…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-28 In this episode, I talk about PG&E and Ford Motor Company exploring using EVs as backup generators, VW and Ford Motor Company entering into an alliance for MEB technology, How IED Design Students pitch an idea for a next-generation Supercar, Nascar and Hendricks Motorsports team up to enter the 24 Hrs of LeMans i…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-27 In this episode, I talk about Aston Martin's new V12 Vantage, a new contender in the Electrifying Hypercar market, BMW M Motorsports fielding Four Cars for 12 hours of Sebring, Toyota investing $27 million to expand California Mfg site, Also Toyota's VC arm Opens 2022 Call for Innovation, Lamborghini Polo Storico…
 
If you want to get into motorsports - this is the episode to listen to!! Want to learn more about Time Trials events - this is the episode to listen to! So why listen to this episode? My guest, Vinnie Taibi, does an awesome job of explaining the progression from volunteer to being an on track racer. Plus he walks us through what Time Trials event l…
 
Jim Perrin has been running events in Western NY for decades and in 2022 he will be running a number of test and tunes at Seneca Army Depot where Jim and some other experienced drivers will be offering instruction on how to get better at autocross. In this episode, Jim joins host Mark Mangicaro for a discussion on how to improve your autocross driv…
 
Jimmy Peters from Resolute Motorsports Club joins me on the latest edition of the Late To Grid podcast. It all started with a 1972 Chevy Nova that was built for Autocrossing and track days. Jimmy found a gap in track day offerings and wanted to create something that would fit everyone's schedule. So now he's building a 500 acre motorsports venue! L…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast EP-26 In this episode, I talk about the future of the Subaru STI, Toyota selling 7 Million Certified Used cars, GM investing $7 Billion into MI, News of Escalade-V, Volvo adding new hybrids, Maserati 75 years of Grand Turismo and Audi & Holoride announcement. -- Links to all articles mentioned SUBARU STI Statement http…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast-EP-25 In this episode, I talk about Tesla, Ford Motor Company spinning off its EV production, GM partnering with PG&E to develop vehicles that can power homes during a power outage, and misc stories from Ford hiring and MagnaFlow Employee Day. ➢ Help me reach 10,000 subs! https://www.youtube.com/c/GearVlogz ➢ Help me r…
 
Gear Vlogz Automotive Podcast Ep 24 In this episode, I talk about Ford Motor Companies Statement the War in Ukraine, followed by Ken Garff Automotive Group Partnering with the UT Jazz, Karol Malone Auto Group acquiring a few Ford Dealerships, Joint venture of Sony & Honda creating a new EV line, McLaren Applied's gaming changing 800V inverter, Magn…
 
What makes a great autocross photo? To find out tune in for a conversation about our recent autocross photo contest. We are joined by photographers Perry Bennett from Autoxpix.com and Tane Hopu from TurtlesharkShooter Photography to talk process, gear and also about what they think makes for a winning autocross image. Also covered are the winning p…
 
“What class is my car in?” If you’ve spent anytime at the registration table of an autocross event, you have probably heard this question more than once. Veteran autocrosser and former CNY SCCA autocross chair Scott Newton has answered that question countless times over the years. Scott joins host Mark Mangicaro to help shed a little light on SCCA …
 
In the first ever live podcast on Inside the Cockpit, we are joined by Runoffs podium finisher, Quinn Posner. Quinn is an accomplished racer in the Western Conference and has become one of the guys to beat in the competitive conference. We will take into his racing roots and current career path. To watch the podcast visit our Facebook page at Insid…
 
Like many of our guests Chris grew up in a motorsports family. Chris raced jet skis and has a funny Late To Grid story that he shares. He made it to the Jet Ski World Finals in 1998! When he was done racing on water he found the SCCA and started racing RX-7s. In 2004 he started LMS-EFI and has been focused on engine management systems, data loggers…
 
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