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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.
 
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This week's big news is the impending departure of Tommi Mäkinen from the Toyota WRC team he helped build since 2015, after the parent brand bought its WRC operations from Mäkinen's TMR preparation firm. What does that mean for Toyota and for Mäkinen? DirtFish's voice of rally Colin Clark and Senior Staff Writer David Evans discuss the ramification…
 
Jim Beaver has Pro 2 champ Keegan Kincaid on the show discussing the upcoming event in Crandon over Labor Day, Marty Fiolka calls in to talk Crandon as well as the Vegas to Reno event and a little off-road history, Chris Leone is on with Power Rankings and to discuss the Indy 500, and Jim Beaver does a segment talking motorsports media and marketin…
 
Jim Beaver has Indy 500 driver for AJ Foyt Racing Dalton Kellett on the show, Monster Truck driver Joe Sylvester, Tiffany Stone is back with an off-road report, and Chris leone is on tap with Power Rankings. Jim Beaver also dives into Vegas to Reno, the Ford Bronco, and a ton of motorsports news. Be sure and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and follow @…
 
In the latest edition of SPIN, The Rally Pod, our panel of DirtFish Senior Staff Writer David Evans, our voice of rally Colin Clark and George Donaldson turn back the clock to discuss their favorite Lancia liveries, the genius (and flaws) of the great Walter Röhrl and look ahead to the long-awaited Rally Estonia. Can rallying return safely amid fre…
 
DirtFish's Colin Clark and David Evans spent a week in Italy for the biggest step towards the full resumption of international rallying so far, as the 2020 European Rally Championship began and Hyundai entered both Rally di Roma and subsequent Italian event Rally di Alba in force. As their trip came to an end, they reflected on the experience of be…
 
Jim Beaver has women's motocross legend Tarah Gieger on the show this week talking her career, Nitro Circus, and a little of everything in between. He also breaks down the latest in the world of motorsports and Chris Leone joins him for a double dose or power rankings. Be sure and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and follow @JimBeaver15 on social media.…
 
Toyota and Carlos Sainz were on the brink of the 1998 World Rally Championship title when it fell apart in agonizing fashion with the finish in sight. DirtFish podcast regular George Donaldson was a key part of the Toyota team back then, and reveals how it felt to be part of that incredible rollercoaster - plus some theories never before aired…
 
Jim Beaver has Supercross legend Chad Reed on the show this week talking about his career and return to racing after the break, Racer Magazine's Kelly Crandall calls in to talk about being on-site at the NASCAR event at Darlington, and Chris Leone from iRacing calls in to talk about the crazy past 2 months.…
 
When it comes to rallying photography, Colin McMaster is one of the best in the business. In this edition of Spin, the Rally Pod, our voice of rally Colin Clark meets with McMaster (while observing social distancing measures) to lift the lid on McMaster's career behind the lens - from convincing teachers in South Africa to allow him to study photog…
 
Our chats with Derek Dauncey about Mitsubishi's Safari Rally heroics in recent weeks have given an incredible insight into just how tough the legendary Kenyan event was in the 1990s. Now SPIN's own George Donaldson lifts the lid on an even more demanding era. Starting in the 1980s, his stint in a lead role at Toyota came when the manufacturer took …
 
Mitsubishi scored a second Safari Rally win in three years on the 1998 event. This one was particularly special for British fans with Richard Burns taking his maiden WRC win and backing up Colin McRae’s Kenyan victory of 12 months earlier. Typically for the Safari, it was anything but straightforward, as Mitsubishi Ralliart’s Derek Dauncey tells Da…
 
Remember the story of Rally of Great Britain 1998? Of course you do. It’s a story all about Tommi Mäkinen, Carlos Sainz and Bodmin builder Nigel Barnett. It’s a story all about their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV, Toyota Corolla WRC and Hillman Imp. Ringing a few bells now? Thought so. Derek Dauncey was Mitsubishi Ralliart’s man in the middle of the Mil…
 
If today’s World Rally Champion could offer Ott Tänak some career advice 10 years ago, what would it be? And what did he really think of his move from Toyota to Hyundai? Talking about Hyundai, what’s Andrea Adamo really like and does he say yes more than he says no. All of these questions and more – including his first thoughts on Sébastien Ogier j…
 
In a particularly shouty and argumentative Spin, David Evans and George Donaldson wind poor Colin Clark up terribly. The cause of the debate? Is Ypres one of the best rallies in the world? Or is it all straight, nineties, chips and mayonnaise? If you’ve never heard the Voice of Rally on the rev limiter, tune in… Fascinating debate, with thought-pro…
 
How many Haribo does it take to make a bus ride from Asia to England? Tune in and find out. Except you won’t, the boys lost count of how many bags they ate returning from Istanbul and the 2010 Rally Turkey. Remember Icelandic-the-unpronounceable, that volcano that caused total travel chaos? Colin Clark and David Evans will never forget three nights…
 
You might have gathered, the DirtFish team would rather be elsewhere this week. We’d rather be in Villa Carlos Paz reporting on round four of this year’s World Rally Championship, the SpeedAgro Rally Argentina. Just because we’re not, doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it. So we did. In this edition of Spin, The Rally Pod, Lisa O’Sullivan focuses the…
 
Italian Andrea Adamo was recruited to the very top of Hyundai Motorsport at the start of 2019. In turn, in his first season in charge, he delivered the Korean manufacturer to the very top of the World Rally Championship. His method and approach reflect the glorious Lancia-defined era in which he grew up. In a little over 12 months, he’s polarised o…
 
For thousands of rally fans out there Mitsubishi Ralliart was the 1990s in the World Rally Championship. And Derek Dauncey was the man in the middle of that Rugby-based Mitsubishi outfit. In what’s going to be the first of many interviews (hence this is Part 1 of Now that’s what Derek calls the 1990s…), Dauncey talks DirtFish through two pivotal ev…
 
The COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak is continuing to disrupt the day-to-day affairs of millions of people around the world. It’s put a halt to the world of motorsport on the road but it hasn’t stopped those in the motorsport world from doing their part to make a difference in this fight. DirtFish reporters Colin Clark and David Evans have been hearin…
 
In this edition of Spin - the Rally Pod David, George, Colin and Lisa lose track of time once again reliving the career of 6x World champion Sebastien Ogier. It turns out there’s a lot more to say than “he’s a really decent bloke”, although that is said more than once. Download now for an extended investigation into the career of one of WRC’s great…
 
The Rally Pod team are rewinding the clock in the latest episode of Spin to review the career (so far) of Six-time World Champion Sebastien Ogier. The plan was to cover the lot in one episode - but with so many tales to tell the team only managed to get as far as 2011. Oh and Colin’s worried his hair may never regrow after rashly allowing his child…
 
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