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That Car Podcast: Cars + Entrepreneurship From The Driver's Seat!

Mark Blackman: Cars + Entrepreneurship

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TCP 012: Alfa Romeos and Pro Detailing with Michael Stoops of Meguiar’s

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. This week I’m joined by Mike Stoops, an automotive detailing expert at Meguiar’s who also happens to be an Alfa Romeo aficionado and maintains a seemingly endless well of in-depth automotive history and knowledge. Mike has been passionate about cars his whole life. Growing up in Detroit – The Motor City as it’s known in the USA – meant his passion started at a young age. He was an avid detailing enthusiast since buying his very first car, and ultimately had the opportunity to join Meguiar’s in 2008 and turn his life long passion into a second career. In his current position with Meguiar’s he travels the worldtraining detailers, consumers and even other trainers in the passionate area of auto detailing. In this episode, we discuss a range of topics from Mike’s work at Meguiar’s, his love of Alfa Romeo sports cars, and he gives us a mini masterclass on detailing! Helpful Resources: * Follow Mike on Twitter * Follow Meguiars on Twitter * Su...

119 MIN2017 NOV 6
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TCP 012: Alfa Romeos and Pro Detailing with Michael Stoops of Meguiar’s

TCP 011: Reinventing the Commuter Car with Jerry Kroll

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. (Editors Note: This episode was originally recorded back in October.) This week I’m privileged to have Jerry Kroll, Founder and CEO of Electra Meccanica, a car company based in Vancouver, Canada. Jerry and his team are on a mission to bring to market a new kind of commuter car and hopefully disrupt an industry plagued by inefficient and non-sustainable forms of transportation. The company’s first car, the SOLO, is a single-passenger vehicle designedfor commutersthat features an all-electric powertrain and promises strong performance and safety. They’re taking preorders now and areexpected to begin delivery sometime in 2017. In this episode, Jerry and I talk about his background growing up on a farm selling flowers around the world and his path tobecoming a successful entrepreneur. We also dive deep into the electric car market and discuss the future of autonomous cars as it relates to car enthusiasts and commuters. SOLO Reveal Video Resources ...

63 MIN2016 DEC 29
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TCP 011: Reinventing the Commuter Car with Jerry Kroll

TCP 010: Big Trucks in Afghanistan, Porsche 911s and The Future of Enthusiast Driving With Jonathan Orr

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. It feels like it’s been forever, but I’m finally back with an in-depth episode covering a range of esoteric topics with my special guest Jonathan Orr. Of all my guests, Jonathan’s background is perhapsthe most eclectic of them all. Having once served our country in Afghanistan and then again as a Navy Reserve officer, Jonathan also managed to build a successful career as a public relations professional and recently started pursuing his passion for cars as a freelance automotive writer. In this episode we go deep into his time in Afghanistan and also cover some of the unusual vehicles he was able to drive while stationed on base. We also dig into the stark reality facing today’s car enthusiasts with the proliferation of electric andautonomous cars. Lastly, Jonathan shares his story about how he acquired his beloved Porsche 996 911 and we trade stories from some of the fun cars we’ve driven lately. Resources and Links: * Follow Jonathan on Twi...

105 MIN2016 NOV 18
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TCP 010: Big Trucks in Afghanistan, Porsche 911s and The Future of Enthusiast Driving With Jonathan Orr

TCP 009: Of Kiwis and Gorillas with Nick Murray

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. This week I was lucky to sit down with Nick Murray who hosts a popular automotive YouTube channel that now has an audience of over 86k subscribers. During our time together, Nick shared some of his insights from reviewing cars to his approach on creating engaging videos,several of which have received over1M views. We also talked about a some things Nick hasn’t shared on YouTube including his life growing up in New Zealand and his adventures as a helicopter pilot. Towards the end of our chat, Nick and I had a spirited discussion about some of the cars he’s driven and he offered me some helpful perspective on my own personal car debate. In this episode you’ll learn * Nick’s experience and perspective as a rising automotive YouTuber [4:43] * Nick’s passion for photography and early YouTube beginnings [8:40] * The real story behind Nick’s infamous Porsche 911 video with nearly 2M views [12:02] * The boundaries between Nick’s YouTube life and p...

76 MIN2016 OCT 7
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TCP 009: Of Kiwis and Gorillas with Nick Murray

TCP 008: The Only Way Out Is The Way Through | Jessi Lang

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. Today I’m very excited to have award winning automotive host, writer, and producer, Jessi Lang Ph.D, on the show for a vibrant conversation as she shares insights and musings on some of the most significant events that shaped her life and career. Jessi is widely recognizedfor her dynamic on-camera roles atMotorTrend where she’s produced and hosted several widely acclaimed automotive shows including The J-Turn and Wide Open Throttle. Jessi’s relentless passion and fearlessness quickly became evident during our epic two-hour conversation. We covered a wide range of topics on everything from her experience as an English professor toher role as a leading female host in the automotive industry. We also discuss several topics she’s never shared in public before including her adoption, finding family and the enduringstrength and community she’s found following her life-threatening accident three years ago. To say that I am grateful and inspired by ...

144 MIN2016 SEP 21
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TCP 008: The Only Way Out Is The Way Through | Jessi Lang

A Passion for Cars and Charity with Ken Lingenfelter, Owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering

This week I had the great privilege of having Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the incredible Lingenfelter Collection, on the show to talk about his lifelong passion for cars, business, and charity. For over 40 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been creating some of the most powerful performance vehicles on the market. In addition, Ken started and owns the Lingenfelter Collection, one of America’s premier private car collections with over 150 rare and very desirable cars. Although the Lingenfelter Collection it is closed to the general public, Ken regularly hosts large fundraising events throughout the year and very generously donates allof the proceeds to the many charities he supports. We had a wide-rangingconversation on Ken’s life growing up in Dearborn, Michigan and following his career all the way through purchasing the Lingenfelter business from his cousin, the late John Lingenfelter. We also cover a few unique cars from the ...

66 MIN2016 SEP 17
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A Passion for Cars and Charity with Ken Lingenfelter, Owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering

A Masterclass with World Championship Race Car Driver, Randy Pobst

This week I’m honored to have one of America’s most accomplished professional race car drivers, Randy Pobst, on the show to discuss his life and love of going fast, especially around corners! Many of you may know Randy as the hot shoe who sets lap times for MotorTrend’s Best Driver’s Car series and also hosts his own show, The Racing Line. Yet, prior to that, Randy was a professional race car driver with over 90 career wins and has served asa factory driverfor automakers likePorsche, Volvo Polestar, Mazda, and Audi, to name a few. It was a joy having Randy on the show and I certainly learned a lot about corners, thinking ahead and going fast. If you want to learn more about Randy, check outthe links below. * Randy’s Website * Randy on Facebook * Follow Randy on Instagram * Follow Randy on Twitter In this episode you’ll learn: * How Randy’s early years in Europe influenced his interest in cars [1:00] * Randy’s first driving experience after getting his license [5:00] * Randy...

121 MIN2016 SEP 4
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A Masterclass with World Championship Race Car Driver, Randy Pobst

TCP 005: Oh Car, Where Art Thou? – Doug Newcomb, Founder and President of the C3 Group

Listen now on iTunes and Google Play. This is part one of a two part mini-seriescoveringthe future of connected and autonomous cars. This week I had the privilege ofsittingdown with Doug Newcomb, who is the President and Founder of the C3 Group and also a well respected journalist and authority on connected cars.Doug’s been covering the automotive technology industry for more than 25 years and has been involved with several leading publishersincluding Edmunds.com, MSN Autos, and Wired. Doug also happens to be a former colleague of mine and it was great catching upwith him on theshow.The auto industry has gone though some pretty epic changes in the 10 years since we last worked together, and we got to coverrange of topics from car audio and technologyto connected and self-driving cars. We could have easily gone on for several hours but unfortunately had to cut it short this time around. Nevertheless,I look forward tohaving Doug back next season to continue where we left off! RecentW...

39 MIN2016 AUG 28
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TCP 005: Oh Car, Where Art Thou? – Doug Newcomb, Founder and President of the C3 Group

TCP 004: Just Add Oil – A Startup 20 Years in the Making

Listen now on iTunes and Google Play. John Roberts isn’t your typical 68-year old. While he’s enjoyeda long and very successful career as a real estate developer in the DC Metro area, drifting off to retirement amid streets lined with palm trees and country clubsis the last thing on John’s mind. As the Founder and CEO of Dynatec, a startup focusing on automotive lubricants, John’s presence exudes the passion and energy you might expect from someone less than half his age. His company, and specifically his MPG+ oil additive, is trying to revolutionize something billions of people depend on every day but rarely think about: engine oil. Prior to starting Dynatec, John was in the real estate development, home building and general contracting business for nearly 40 years. In this episode we explore John’sjourney over the past 20 years as he’s developed his patent-pending product, what led him to start Dynatec, and what it’s like living the startup dream later on in life. I look fo...

90 MIN2016 AUG 22
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TCP 004: Just Add Oil – A Startup 20 Years in the Making

TCP 003: Channeling Obsession with Matt Moreman, Founder of Obsessed Garage

Listen now on iTunes and Google Play. In this episode, you’ll get a chance to meet one of the most interesting and detail-oriented car enthusiasts on YouTube. Matt Moreman is the founder of Obsessed Garageand isbuilding a lifestyle brand for car enthusiasts and gear-heads alike. Over the past few years hehas amassed over 21,000 followers on his YouTube Channel and he’s just getting started. In addition to talking about some of his incredible cars, Matt also is an expert-level auto detailer and shares his love of DIY projects and hobbies with his audience on a weekly basis through YouTube and his personal website, www.ObsessedGarage.com. This episode is very introspective and we spend a good chunk of time diving deep into the man behind the garage to help set the stage for a fun and lively conversation about Matt’s cars (Porsche 911 GT3, BMW M3) and we discuss several trends in the enthusiast automotive space. We also help out a friend who’s looking for recommendations on a fun w...

71 MIN2016 AUG 14
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TCP 003: Channeling Obsession with Matt Moreman, Founder of Obsessed Garage

Latest Episodes

TCP 012: Alfa Romeos and Pro Detailing with Michael Stoops of Meguiar’s

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. This week I’m joined by Mike Stoops, an automotive detailing expert at Meguiar’s who also happens to be an Alfa Romeo aficionado and maintains a seemingly endless well of in-depth automotive history and knowledge. Mike has been passionate about cars his whole life. Growing up in Detroit – The Motor City as it’s known in the USA – meant his passion started at a young age. He was an avid detailing enthusiast since buying his very first car, and ultimately had the opportunity to join Meguiar’s in 2008 and turn his life long passion into a second career. In his current position with Meguiar’s he travels the worldtraining detailers, consumers and even other trainers in the passionate area of auto detailing. In this episode, we discuss a range of topics from Mike’s work at Meguiar’s, his love of Alfa Romeo sports cars, and he gives us a mini masterclass on detailing! Helpful Resources: * Follow Mike on Twitter * Follow Meguiars on Twitter * Su...

119 MIN2017 NOV 6
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TCP 012: Alfa Romeos and Pro Detailing with Michael Stoops of Meguiar’s

TCP 011: Reinventing the Commuter Car with Jerry Kroll

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. (Editors Note: This episode was originally recorded back in October.) This week I’m privileged to have Jerry Kroll, Founder and CEO of Electra Meccanica, a car company based in Vancouver, Canada. Jerry and his team are on a mission to bring to market a new kind of commuter car and hopefully disrupt an industry plagued by inefficient and non-sustainable forms of transportation. The company’s first car, the SOLO, is a single-passenger vehicle designedfor commutersthat features an all-electric powertrain and promises strong performance and safety. They’re taking preorders now and areexpected to begin delivery sometime in 2017. In this episode, Jerry and I talk about his background growing up on a farm selling flowers around the world and his path tobecoming a successful entrepreneur. We also dive deep into the electric car market and discuss the future of autonomous cars as it relates to car enthusiasts and commuters. SOLO Reveal Video Resources ...

63 MIN2016 DEC 29
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TCP 011: Reinventing the Commuter Car with Jerry Kroll

TCP 010: Big Trucks in Afghanistan, Porsche 911s and The Future of Enthusiast Driving With Jonathan Orr

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. It feels like it’s been forever, but I’m finally back with an in-depth episode covering a range of esoteric topics with my special guest Jonathan Orr. Of all my guests, Jonathan’s background is perhapsthe most eclectic of them all. Having once served our country in Afghanistan and then again as a Navy Reserve officer, Jonathan also managed to build a successful career as a public relations professional and recently started pursuing his passion for cars as a freelance automotive writer. In this episode we go deep into his time in Afghanistan and also cover some of the unusual vehicles he was able to drive while stationed on base. We also dig into the stark reality facing today’s car enthusiasts with the proliferation of electric andautonomous cars. Lastly, Jonathan shares his story about how he acquired his beloved Porsche 996 911 and we trade stories from some of the fun cars we’ve driven lately. Resources and Links: * Follow Jonathan on Twi...

105 MIN2016 NOV 18
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TCP 010: Big Trucks in Afghanistan, Porsche 911s and The Future of Enthusiast Driving With Jonathan Orr

TCP 009: Of Kiwis and Gorillas with Nick Murray

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. This week I was lucky to sit down with Nick Murray who hosts a popular automotive YouTube channel that now has an audience of over 86k subscribers. During our time together, Nick shared some of his insights from reviewing cars to his approach on creating engaging videos,several of which have received over1M views. We also talked about a some things Nick hasn’t shared on YouTube including his life growing up in New Zealand and his adventures as a helicopter pilot. Towards the end of our chat, Nick and I had a spirited discussion about some of the cars he’s driven and he offered me some helpful perspective on my own personal car debate. In this episode you’ll learn * Nick’s experience and perspective as a rising automotive YouTuber [4:43] * Nick’s passion for photography and early YouTube beginnings [8:40] * The real story behind Nick’s infamous Porsche 911 video with nearly 2M views [12:02] * The boundaries between Nick’s YouTube life and p...

76 MIN2016 OCT 7
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TCP 009: Of Kiwis and Gorillas with Nick Murray

TCP 008: The Only Way Out Is The Way Through | Jessi Lang

Listen now oniTunes and Google Play. Today I’m very excited to have award winning automotive host, writer, and producer, Jessi Lang Ph.D, on the show for a vibrant conversation as she shares insights and musings on some of the most significant events that shaped her life and career. Jessi is widely recognizedfor her dynamic on-camera roles atMotorTrend where she’s produced and hosted several widely acclaimed automotive shows including The J-Turn and Wide Open Throttle. Jessi’s relentless passion and fearlessness quickly became evident during our epic two-hour conversation. We covered a wide range of topics on everything from her experience as an English professor toher role as a leading female host in the automotive industry. We also discuss several topics she’s never shared in public before including her adoption, finding family and the enduringstrength and community she’s found following her life-threatening accident three years ago. To say that I am grateful and inspired by ...

144 MIN2016 SEP 21
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TCP 008: The Only Way Out Is The Way Through | Jessi Lang

A Passion for Cars and Charity with Ken Lingenfelter, Owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering

This week I had the great privilege of having Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the incredible Lingenfelter Collection, on the show to talk about his lifelong passion for cars, business, and charity. For over 40 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has been creating some of the most powerful performance vehicles on the market. In addition, Ken started and owns the Lingenfelter Collection, one of America’s premier private car collections with over 150 rare and very desirable cars. Although the Lingenfelter Collection it is closed to the general public, Ken regularly hosts large fundraising events throughout the year and very generously donates allof the proceeds to the many charities he supports. We had a wide-rangingconversation on Ken’s life growing up in Dearborn, Michigan and following his career all the way through purchasing the Lingenfelter business from his cousin, the late John Lingenfelter. We also cover a few unique cars from the ...

66 MIN2016 SEP 17
Comments
A Passion for Cars and Charity with Ken Lingenfelter, Owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering

A Masterclass with World Championship Race Car Driver, Randy Pobst

This week I’m honored to have one of America’s most accomplished professional race car drivers, Randy Pobst, on the show to discuss his life and love of going fast, especially around corners! Many of you may know Randy as the hot shoe who sets lap times for MotorTrend’s Best Driver’s Car series and also hosts his own show, The Racing Line. Yet, prior to that, Randy was a professional race car driver with over 90 career wins and has served asa factory driverfor automakers likePorsche, Volvo Polestar, Mazda, and Audi, to name a few. It was a joy having Randy on the show and I certainly learned a lot about corners, thinking ahead and going fast. If you want to learn more about Randy, check outthe links below. * Randy’s Website * Randy on Facebook * Follow Randy on Instagram * Follow Randy on Twitter In this episode you’ll learn: * How Randy’s early years in Europe influenced his interest in cars [1:00] * Randy’s first driving experience after getting his license [5:00] * Randy...

121 MIN2016 SEP 4
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A Masterclass with World Championship Race Car Driver, Randy Pobst

TCP 005: Oh Car, Where Art Thou? – Doug Newcomb, Founder and President of the C3 Group

Listen now on iTunes and Google Play. This is part one of a two part mini-seriescoveringthe future of connected and autonomous cars. This week I had the privilege ofsittingdown with Doug Newcomb, who is the President and Founder of the C3 Group and also a well respected journalist and authority on connected cars.Doug’s been covering the automotive technology industry for more than 25 years and has been involved with several leading publishersincluding Edmunds.com, MSN Autos, and Wired. Doug also happens to be a former colleague of mine and it was great catching upwith him on theshow.The auto industry has gone though some pretty epic changes in the 10 years since we last worked together, and we got to coverrange of topics from car audio and technologyto connected and self-driving cars. We could have easily gone on for several hours but unfortunately had to cut it short this time around. Nevertheless,I look forward tohaving Doug back next season to continue where we left off! RecentW...

39 MIN2016 AUG 28
Comments
TCP 005: Oh Car, Where Art Thou? – Doug Newcomb, Founder and President of the C3 Group

TCP 004: Just Add Oil – A Startup 20 Years in the Making

Listen now on iTunes and Google Play. John Roberts isn’t your typical 68-year old. While he’s enjoyeda long and very successful career as a real estate developer in the DC Metro area, drifting off to retirement amid streets lined with palm trees and country clubsis the last thing on John’s mind. As the Founder and CEO of Dynatec, a startup focusing on automotive lubricants, John’s presence exudes the passion and energy you might expect from someone less than half his age. His company, and specifically his MPG+ oil additive, is trying to revolutionize something billions of people depend on every day but rarely think about: engine oil. Prior to starting Dynatec, John was in the real estate development, home building and general contracting business for nearly 40 years. In this episode we explore John’sjourney over the past 20 years as he’s developed his patent-pending product, what led him to start Dynatec, and what it’s like living the startup dream later on in life. I look fo...

90 MIN2016 AUG 22
Comments
TCP 004: Just Add Oil – A Startup 20 Years in the Making

TCP 003: Channeling Obsession with Matt Moreman, Founder of Obsessed Garage

Listen now on iTunes and Google Play. In this episode, you’ll get a chance to meet one of the most interesting and detail-oriented car enthusiasts on YouTube. Matt Moreman is the founder of Obsessed Garageand isbuilding a lifestyle brand for car enthusiasts and gear-heads alike. Over the past few years hehas amassed over 21,000 followers on his YouTube Channel and he’s just getting started. In addition to talking about some of his incredible cars, Matt also is an expert-level auto detailer and shares his love of DIY projects and hobbies with his audience on a weekly basis through YouTube and his personal website, www.ObsessedGarage.com. This episode is very introspective and we spend a good chunk of time diving deep into the man behind the garage to help set the stage for a fun and lively conversation about Matt’s cars (Porsche 911 GT3, BMW M3) and we discuss several trends in the enthusiast automotive space. We also help out a friend who’s looking for recommendations on a fun w...

71 MIN2016 AUG 14
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TCP 003: Channeling Obsession with Matt Moreman, Founder of Obsessed Garage