The Bucket Seat
By Trevor Byrne
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
Trevor Byrne and regular guests discuss current, future, and past automotive topics at length. The twist, he's Canadian.Check us out on Instagram or facebook @thebucketseat
||ExplicitGTPlanet||In this episode I chat with Kyle Patrick, Editor in Chief of GTPlanet. As the name probably leads you to believe, GT being Gran Turismo originally, this episode is about the online world of cars, racing, and the tremendous amount of enthusiasm that is h||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPASMAG v.s. The Wind||This past weekend I was on location for the second time, at Fitted Toronto's 9th annual event. Serious kudos to David Soo and Arthur for the near decade of running such a successful event.While at Fitted my first two guests are Senior Editor Micky Slin||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLuftgekühlt with Laurance||An indulgent episode.I'm back] with a very good friend of the show, Laurance Yap, and we're all set to talk about Laurance's experience at the somewhat newfound pilgrimage to california for an air-cooled love fest many of you know as Luftgekühlt.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Soo & Fitted||I have a returning guest, Mr.David Soo, to discuss the topic of car shows.In particular we discuss a show that David's been curating for nearly a decade. The show, and the brad are called Fitted, and through the many years it has been running, David has||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJodi Lai & Autoguide||Jodi is the Editor-in-chief for AutoGuide. NO big deal.From coming home from the hospital in a 911SC, to a first article about a Honda Fit, to wheeling a Panamara Sport Turismo next week..... shes never stopped surrounding herself with cool cars, and I||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReimagined By Singer||In my conversation with guest Faisal Huda, we focus heavily on one specific vehicle of his..... known simply as The Toronto Commission. It's a seemingly innocuous name, but to those who understand the magnitude of this simple naming convention, know||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit$15k Used Car Challenge: Spring Dreaming||I know we're still quite far off from realizing just that, but still, right now may end up being the ideal time to locate and buy a fun car for the approaching spring weather. Someone may have been hanging on to their machine for the winter, and become||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStance Is Everything||Its episode 40 , and on the show I have a chance to chat with Dave Thomas from Stance is Everything.From random celebrations of DEHC kits for fox bodies being Canadian, to the truth about MazdaSpeed 3 torque steer, the definition of stance, what Stance||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSasha's Tesla Powered Evora||in this episode I Have Sasha Anis on the show. Sasha has had such a cool history in automotive. In motorsports, in the analytics and tuning of races cars and road cars, and now, it's no exaggeration to say he's breaking ground in the electric sports||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit$15,000 Used Car Challenge: Winter 2018||In this episode I embark upon another $15k Used Car Challenge. I take 15 minutes to find 15 cars for $15k or less.To remind everyone, the reason I'm doing this is because I'm always told that fun cars are SO expensive. Guess what, $15k isn't a drop in t||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDevo, Jover & Drift Jam||I had Jover Poppa-G and Devo Dunbar on the show to talk about what they've been up to with Vice, Scraped Crusaders, and a wicked new event they're working on for 2018, called Drift Jam.As we have been doing, we start with where Devo got his spark for ca||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLane Skelton & Radwood2||I had a chance to sit down with Lane Skelton of Driving While Awesome, the day before the most epic of car shows I've ever been to, and it goes by the name of Radwood. This was only the second, of what I expect to be many.The cars were staggeringly cool||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMark Bovey: Pikes Peaked & SEMA'd||Mark was on the show for episode 19, which ended up being two parts. Throughout that episode we learned about how Mark got into cars, and how Targa Truck evolved into the beast that it is.In this episode, we get a glimpse into 3 major events that Mark h||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean$15,000 Used Car Challenge: Fall 2017||In this episode I embark upon another $15k Used Car Challenge. I take 15 minutes to find 15 cars for $15k or less.To remind everyone, the reason I'm doing this is because I'm always told that fun cars are SO expensive. Guess what, $15k isn't a drop in t||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPfaff, Singer, & McLaren||In this chat with Laurance we start out with the move he recently made at Pfaff automotive, to become Creative Director. Some of the inspiring things Pfaff is doing these days thats influencing the companies direction, are now under Laurance's careful c||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSami Haj-Assaad||This is episode 32 of The Bucket Seat podcast, and I have my first discussion with automotive journalist Its Sami Haj-Assaad!Previously the Features Editor at AutoGuide, but on the eve of this recording, Sami is officially the Road Test Editor for Auto||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJaguar F-Pace R-Sport Impression||I've started a quick fire impression format, and this is the first of what I hope are many,Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport......I wasn't in love at first, but listen in to find out how the romance evolved.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDeloreans & Hondas||In this episode I had the opportunity to speak with Justin Sookraj of Wells Auto. Justin is a fascinating guy, with a very clear passion, for unique things in the automotive world.Tune in to learn about his exploits in the world of the Delorean DMC-12,||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMr.Carbon||In this episode I'm really lucky to chat for a second time with my guest Mr Michael Gooch; the Vehicle Manager of Niche vehicles North America at the one and only, Multimatic.There is SO much that I wanted to be able to ask of and discuss with Mike abo||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaurance Yap is Back...||I'm lucky enough to have the one and only Laurance Yap back onto the show for the second time. I was nervous enough the first time I had him on the show that I forgot to start where I start with everyone: The spark that got them into cars.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBudget Racing & the Ecotec Miata||In this episode I have Friend of the show, Phil Oliveira, back on for a chat about what they're up to these days at drivermod, This includes some of the reviews they've done (including the highly acclaimed Golf R), the basics of how to get into LeMons o||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit$15,000 Used Car Challenge - Convertible Edition||In this episode we bring back the fifteen thousand dollar used car Challenge. However, in this one, we solely focus on convertibles. Most of you know that drop tops aren't my fave, but after many years of searching, I have to admit that you can find som||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPat Cyr & Cyrious Garageworks - Part 2||Back with Part 2 of the chat with Pat Cyr. We go deep on CyriousGarageworks and Pat's latest collaboration with Toyota Canada. Enjoy & sorry for the delay on this one.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPat Cyr & Cyrious Garageworks||In this episode I get the chance to speak to Pat Cyr; owner of Cyrious Garageworks, builder of badass machines, and super talented drift pilot.Super educational drift ep!||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaurance Yap - Part 2||I'm back with Part 2 of the Laurance Yap episode, and am excited to to say that we focus in on Laurance's time as an automotive journalist. It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Laurance's, so getting to this part of the episode was really gratifying.Enj||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaurance Yap - Part 1||The Laurance Yap episode.It ranges from stories of the Carerra GT press launch with Walter Rohl, Hurley Haywood, Rick Bye, and Tony Morris Sr., to Laurance's role in Urban Outlaw and how it inspired him to get into his own 911. We even get to the TranSy||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKia Stinger, Autonomy, & Great Dealers||Episode 22 features good friend Lief Sorensen, and I've split it into 2 parts for you. We start by talking about a brand that I normally don't talk a lot about, but with some exciting product on the way, Lief and I chat about the new Kia Stinger that t||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTouge Tuning & Building Fast Subies||In Episode 21 of the Bucket Seat podcast, and I speak to Chris Richardson, founder and owner of Touge Tuning here in Toronto. Chris's shop does a ton of work building fast Subarus, are experts in forced induction, and they know what it takes to build ro||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInsurance & Autonomous Driving||In this episode I have a fascinating conversation with insurance expert Jeff Charles about the current, and future states of autonomous driving. In particular, we talk about it through the lense of the insurance industry, and Jeff's unique, decade plus||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTarga Truck - Part 2||Now that we've heard about Targa Truck's path to Newfoundland, we resume the episode with Marks in depth look at where Targa Truck is going, and what that build is shaping up to become. It's crazy, legitimately, and the lengths that Mark is going to wit||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTarga Truck - Part 1||Targa Truck, Part 1 with my guest Mark Bovey.In keeping with my favourite line of questions, we start off the episode with the things that got mark into cars (and trucks in this case). Land Yachts, and restorations at the mere age of 16 - its pretty dam||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTamir, Urban Outlaw, Magnus - Part 2||In part 2 of 2 I continue speaking with Tamir Moscovici. In this episode we really focus in on the making of Tamir's films, and spend a considerable amount of time on Urban Outlaw. We also chat about another one of his great feature length films aft||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTamir, Porsche, Magnus - Part 1||In part 1 of 2 I speak with Tamir Moscovic. Many of you will know him as the man responsible for Urban Outlaw, Kaz, Ayrton's Wish, Painting Coconuts, and many other great pieces of auto and non auto film.In this episode we delve into the moments that||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit$15,000 Used Car Challenge Pt.6||Kicking 2017 off with another $15k used car challenge! This time I start off with a bunch of vehicles that would be fitting for our current Canadian climate - for once, a manual transmission wasn't mandatory, but AWD was.The BRZ's are coming, the BRZ's||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAE86'd & Fitted||Getting to know a few of the Toronto car scene's finest in this episode; David, the Head Honcho at Fitted (the auto lifestyle brand in Canada, and host to thousands of car fans yearly at his events), and Jover the Drift Aficionado (an official AE86 OG).||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean$15,000 Used Car Challenge Pt.5||The $15k Used Car Challenge is back, and this time i find everything from the master of torque steer (MS3), to a Fox body, and an Audi S6 Avant... with a billion Km's on it.Cars don't have to be boring... if you're willing to put in some time.Enjoy||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Art of... Awesome!||The Art of ... Awesome.In this episode of The Bucket Seat, Josh and Trevor recount their trip to the Art of Performance driving experience. They got a bit of seat time in the F-Type R, F-Pace, and XE, which seriously opened their eyes to where Jaguar is||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuper 7's, Driving Instructors, and Blown Turbos.||Miles Markovic pays The Bucket Seat a visit to talk about building, rebuilding, and racing track cars - specifically his Super 7. Then, they discuss what it takes to become a driving instructor, and what programs to consider. Plus, a few stories about b||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUltimate Family Machines Reviewed: Chrysler Aspen, Subaru WRX, Subaru Crosstrek||This is the beginning of my quest to find the Ultimate Family Machine. I'll be reviewing, and giving my opinion on as many family friendly vehicles as I can.In the first of what will be many reviews, I take a specific look at vehicles that fit my curre||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean$15,000 Used Car Challenge Pt.4||Finding an interesting car while on a budget can seem like an uphill battle, but it doesn't have to be. This is another instalment of the $15,000 used car challenge. A solo episode, where Trevor actually gets through 15 cars, for under $15k, in under 1||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMultimatic, the Ford GT, & Le Mans||Trevor and Josh speak with Michael Gooch from Multimatic about his role in the Ford GT build, and his time at Le Mans for the historic win after Ford's 50 year hiatus.Still working out the audio kinks, so bare with us!||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean$15,000 Used Car Challenge Pt.3||Finding an interesting car while on a budget can be seem like an uphill battle, but it doesn't have to be. This is another instalment of the $15,000 used car challenge. A solo episode, where Trevor actually gets through 15 cars, for under $15k, in under||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting into Auto Journalism in Canada: Drivermod.ca||Homegrown (Canadian) automotive journalist Phillip Oliveria explains what his new site drivermod.ca is all about. And, takes us through what crazy Canadian builds he has featured, and what the plans are for the future of the site.Outside of drivermod||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean$15,000 Used Car Challenge Pt.2||Finding an interesting car while on a budget can be seem like an uphill battle, but it doesn't have to be.This solo episode is a random smattering of what's available for $15k or less, today, on the Canadian market.Note: Despite the episode intro, I edi||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAutomotive Design||Josh and Trevor recount a recent visit to listen to Giorgetto Giugiaro speak to his history in automotive design, the role key Canadian designers have had in the automotive industry, and a Fiat Zagato Abarth.||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTokyo||Short & solo episode from my hotel room in Tokyo, while on a trip to visit the home of Subaru.||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting a Dealership||Lief Sorensen visits The Bucket Seat podcast to share his journey from washing cars at a dealership, to owning and operating one in Canada's biggest city.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit$15,000 Used Car Challenge||In this episode Josh and Trevor get a bit more comfortable with their mic set up, discuss a new wagon from Kia, the Volvo XC90, and begin a potentially regular segment finding $15k used cars in 15 minutes.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitImporting an E30 Touring||Trevor, and Josh discuss the search for, evaluation of, purchase, and delivery of a car from the U-S-Of-A into Canada. They discuss the common myths of problematic border crossings, complicated paperwork, and "Canadianizing" a vehicle that once reside||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Not a huge car guy, but this was pretty interesting.
Need more guests like that guy Lief.
Happy to hear from a bunch of hosers who like cars too.
Keep jibber jabbin boys, you've had some pretty interesting stuff so far.
Interesting, with some work to do.
Great content and episode concepts.
Needs some work on the audio quality/recording though.
Keep it up - looking forward to seeing where this show goes.