Hagerty Sidedrafts: Cars | Classics | Racing
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Hagerty Sidedrafts brings you the greatest automotive stories from past and present from classic car insights and collector market news to interviews with leading experts and profiles of the most interesting icons. Does Cuba hold hidden Ferraris? Who is the Father of the Corvette? And Is the Corvair a death machine? Automotive journalists, Larry Webster and Aaron Robinson, explore theses and other compelling car stories. For more deep dives, visit https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos.
||CleanIndy time machine: 70 mph in a 1916 race car||"Literally, he opened this trunk and saw his life set before him," says Hagerty West Coast Editor at Large, Aaron Robinson, in this fascinating episode about Brian Blain of the Blain Motorsports Foundation--home to a remarkable...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRace track owner, Skip Barber||Our guest is former championship driver, successful track owner, and philanthropist, Skip Barber— a well-known personality in the sports car world. For this edition of “Sidedrafts”, host Larry Webster traveled to Lime Rock Park, the challenging...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Voice of Nascar: Mike Joy||Mike Joy is the lead race announcer for FOX NASCAR along with expert analysts and former champions Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon. Mike brings 48 years of motor sports experience to the booth. Prior to joining Fox in 2001, he anchored CBS sports...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Godfather of Pro-Touring: Mark Stielow||Do you love hot rods, vintage cars and going really fast? In this episode, Larry Webster, Editor-in-Chief at Hagerty Magazine, talks about all three with Mark Stielow. An engineer and manager at General Motors, Mark has been called the "Godfather" of...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrench Car Collector: Peter Mullin||"For me, French automobiles of the 1920's and 1930's represent the pinnacle of 20th century art and design," says businessman, philanthropist and avid car collector Peter Mullin. They have "beautiful, sculptural bodies designed to cheat the wind...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacing Driver Legend: John Morton||One day as a teenager in 1957, John Morton's dad took him to see his first sports car race at Road America in Wisconsin. It was a life-changing event. He knew that he was going to be a racing driver. "It made such an impression on me on that day I...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Audi Sudden Unintended Acceleration Episode||In the early eighties, the Audi 5000 was the must-have German sedan. Then some owners reported that the car had a mind of its own, accelerating wildly out of control with the driver powerless to stop it. Then 60 Minutes ran a segment that featured a...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Upcoming Mid-Engine Corvette||For over 50 years, rumors of an exotic mid-engine Corvette have swirled among enthusiasts—only to be proven false time and time again. Those hopes, however, will finally be realized in 2019 when the next Corvette debuts with the engine behind the...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Driving Matters||Autonomous cars are coming, but what does that mean for those who love driving? And what do we know about the upcoming transportation revolution? To discuss the topic, Hagerty held a forum at the Penske museum in Scottsdale Arizona. The panelists...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBruce Canepa Chases Perfection for a Price||Northern California classic car dealer, restorer, and racer Bruce Canepa has a rep for trading in the big guns. Visit his shop and museum in Scotts Valley, California on any given day and you’ll likely find a few Porsche 917s and 959s, plus a real...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Controversial Corvair||In late 1959, Chevrolet debuted the Corvair, a family of cars with a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. It was the most unconventional car to ever come out of Detroit. It was also, according to Ralph Nadar, the most dangerous. The ensuing battle between...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ford GT Returns||The Ford GT40 looms massively in Ford’s psyche. It was, after all, the Ford that beat Ferrari in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Four decades after that win, the company resurrected the storied machine with an all new Ford GT to commemorated Ford's...||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSam Posey, Racing’s Renaissance Man||Sam Posey raced with the greats—Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, and Mario Andretti to name a few—and had a front-row seat during racing’s golden era. Along the way he notched his own triumphs before applying his creativity to writing, painting, and...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fabulous Graham Blue Streak||History has largely forgotten one of America's most influential motorcars, the 1932 Graham Blue Streak. Designed by Amos Northup, the Blue Streak pioneered numerous features including a low-slung frame and aerodynamic body. The Graham was one of the...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Cuba Hold Forgotten Ferraris?||In their new book, Cuba’s Car Culture, vintage-car hunters Tom Cotter and Bill Warner traveled to the island nation to find out what decades of Castro rule have done to that country’s cars. The pair returned with fascinating tales of fifties-era...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob Lutz on the Viper’s Demise||In August, 2017, the last Dodge Viper rolled from the factory, ending the a 25-year run as America’s most raucous sports car. Bob Lutz was the driving force behind the Viper’s birth and in this episode he explains how the Viper came to be and what..||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Father of the Corvette||Zora Duntov||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking the line with Rivethead author Ben Hamper||Writer and artist Ben Hamper spent nearly a decade in a General Motors auto factory before publishing his brilliant memoir Rivethead in 1991. He talks about writing and factory life.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Webster does a great job having conversations with some pretty influential auto biz luminaries.
Learning more about cars, manufacturers, era'a, personalities than I can anywhere else. Very cool.