Episode 102-This one gets weird… Well, we tried. We really did. We were totally just going to talk about cars this time. And we did okay – garage updates, autonomous car legislation, and our fantasy transcontinental drives are all decidedly “car topics.” But we just couldn’t stay away from the magnetic draw of The Mooch and his gloriously inauspicious career… Read more →
Episode 101 It’s not really an easy sell to get someone to agree to spend the evening with us in the blanket fort. Thankfully, our friends Katie and Lauren looked past the fact that they probably had better things to do and joined us for this week’s show. We discuss what it’s been like to be subjected to Ian’s friendship… Read more →
Episode 100-Part 2 For the second part of our 100th episode celebration, we’re joined in the blanket fort by the always-delightful Nathan Adlen. In between teasing Ian about his license plate placement and wondering how Dave didn’t burst into flames during a recent off-roading adventure, he played FMKcars, asked us listener questions and explained exactly what an Oldsmobile is. Along… Read more →
Episode 100-Part 1 In the year since we last talked to Doug DeMuro, his popularity has exploded, and we, well, we are still doing the podcast. For some reason, he agreed to come back and talk about why styling doesn’t matter as much as us enthusiasts think it does, the pitfalls of Internet stardom, and the fantasy of demanding answers… Read more →
99-Dave Drives Another Infiniti, Ian Stabs Himself In The Leg With A Fork To Stay Awake While Driving A Nissan Altima, And We Are The Lane Deviants
Episode 99-I’m Lane, this is Deviant… Somewhere between willfully endangering Ian’s life with a Takata airbag and creeping everyone out with a song about a cookie, Dave made some bold statements. He says the Subaru SVX should be considered the Delorean of the 90s, that the Infinity QX50 is not very good, and there’s something called “lane deviance.” After Ian… Read more →
Episode 98-We held hands the whole time. When it gets late in the blanket fort, things get punchy quick. Sometimes we just devolve into an endless stream of non-sequiturs. Since that’s definitely what happened this week, here’s what you can look forward to: a Buick Enclave that was customized and/or vandalized, driving in a car with some wood, a deep… Read more →
Episode 97-In Loving Memory: Hey Y’all watch this! Like most other people, our judgement is usually awful. Like when Dave takes pictures of the new Kia Stinger while driving, or when Dave parks next to huge trucks, or when Dave goes down a YouTube rabbit hole of videos beginning with the phrase, “Hey Y’all!” But of all the bad judgements… Read more →
If you’ve read about cars for any length of time, you’ll begin to recognize all the ways writers try to describe how a car feels. It has some sort of human characteristic, or maybe it tells you about its own history. Sometimes, there are metaphors. But it all means the same thing. This car isn’t just a mechanically advantageous way… Read more →
96-Ian Licks A Car, Dave Makes Ian Go Through The Three Stages Of Terror, And We Get To Drive Cars On And Off Of Roads!
Episode 96-We get it! Professional automotive journalists update: we got invited to a press event at a race track! And an offroading facility! No, we don’t know why either. But we do know that a Kia surprised the hell out of us, we “get” offroading now, and Ian’s going to need a minute after driving the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.… Read more →
95-Dave Gets A New Alter-Ego, Ian Walks Us Through The Safety Dance, And We Set Our Expectations Low.
Episode 95-Low. It’s critical in the blanket fort on this episode of TeamClearCoat. We talk about how we’d like to improve the Grand Tour season 2, how safe motorsports should really be, and Dave’s new alter-ego Mr. T. Affy. There are ring-pops. Oh god we’ve said too much. TeamClearCoat website TeamClearCoat Drivetribe TeamClearCoat YouTube Channel TeamClearCoat Instagram TeamClearCoat Twitter TeamClearCoat… Read more →