The Smoking Tire

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Matt Farah and Zack Klapman sit down with automotive icons, pro drivers, comedians and other friends to discuss automotive industry news, racing, projects and whatever else comes to mind. Watch our car reviews at www.youtube.com/thesmokingtireFollow us!T: @thesmokingtire @zackklapman IG: @thesmokingtire @fakezackklapman Rent or buy our movies!, where we find out if some bad CraigsList cars can cross an entire US State, off-road!https://vimeo.com/thesmokingtire

Recent Episodes
  • Doing 185MPH on the Autobahn, Secret Transportation Conference, Q&A
    Sep 27, 2022 – 01:31:35
  • Alex Roy
    Sep 22, 2022 – 01:11:52
  • TST Giveaway car; Zack's DBX Take; Why Urus Performante?; Q&A
    Sep 20, 2022 – 01:26:10
  • Crew Show (Aston DBX 707; 240SX SR20; GSX driven; EV Cobra; Q&A)
    Sep 15, 2022 – 01:23:24
  • Alonzo Bodden(Bronco Markups; Modifying Bikes; Fish out of Sturgis, Q&A)
    Sep 13, 2022 – 01:38:09
  • Ferrari Prank! Art Cars of 2022, Q&A
    Sep 8, 2022 – 01:41:08
  • Stories from Scotland, Pebble Beach, the flying Ferrari, and more!
    Sep 7, 2022 – 01:10:41
  • John McGuire (CPA): The smart Ways to Buy, Lease, or Own a Car
    Sep 1, 2022 – 01:34:45
  • Dai Yoshihara's Crazy Origin Story
    Aug 30, 2022 – 01:23:09
  • Crew Show (Meeting the R34 GT-R; GT3RS; Jetta GLI Review; Rimac; Q&A)
    Aug 25, 2022 – 01:34:34
  • Ash Thorp (Artist, Batmobile designer, NFT creator)
    Aug 23, 2022 – 02:03:25
  • Randy Lanier: How a Weed Smuggler Raced in the INDY500
    Aug 18, 2022 – 01:05:33
  • Emelia Hartford: Corvette records; Ferrari NOS; and giving back
    Aug 16, 2022 – 01:33:07
  • Gordon Murray
    Aug 11, 2022 – 01:24:05
  • Driving Toyota's New Race Car; That 86 Engine Thing; M3 vs 230i; Q&A
    Aug 9, 2022 – 01:33:03
  • How Hert Eugene Jr. became a HOONIGAN
    Aug 4, 2022 – 01:38:47
  • F1, NASCAR, Old Race Cars, and Setups w/ IMSA Legend Tommy Kendall
    Aug 2, 2022 – 01:38:00
  • Becoming a Car Designer: From Italy to OEMs to Crazy One-off Projects
    Jul 28, 2022 – 01:28:31
  • Beau Boeckmann: Supply Chains, Mach-E Updates, Porsche contest
    Jul 26, 2022 – 01:26:22
  • Truth about Hands-Free Driving; BMW 230i review, 911 Sport Classic drive - TST Podcast #745
    Jul 21, 2022 – 01:38:20
  • Countach surgery; Z06 Pricing; Hyundai's Sexy Concept
    Jul 19, 2022 – 01:39:37
  • Speed Limiters; BMW subscriptions; Traffic Dumbs; Italian car update; Q&A
    Jul 14, 2022 – 01:29:23
  • CYAN P1800, Escalade SuperCruise Test, HELISH 135i
    Jul 12, 2022 – 01:47:57
  • HOONIGAN's Vin Anatra (@vin_tra)
    Jul 7, 2022 – 01:36:18
  • Pikes Peak Pt 3: Race Day Interviews, Rollovers, and Results
    Jul 5, 2022 – 01:20:59
  • How to Win a Hillclimb: Rhys Millen & Joey Seely, James Robinson
    Jun 30, 2022 – 01:26:04
  • Pikes Peak 2022: Jonny Lieberman, Jeff Zwart, David Donahue & Robb Holland
    Jun 28, 2022 – 01:29:47
  • Sell my Stock Wheels?; Rapide vs Karma; Cars we Miss; Pikes Peak Plan - TST Podcast #737
    Jun 23, 2022 – 01:42:00
  • Crew Show (Valkyrie ride, hypercar track day, CT5-V vs world, Q&A)
    Jun 21, 2022 – 01:37:39
  • Alex Roy (The autonomous past/present/future)
    Jun 16, 2022 – 02:11:36
  • Ben Collins (The Stig), Justin Bell, and Randy Pobst
    Jun 14, 2022 – 01:44:01
  • Raphael Orlove (Bronco Raptor; Car Crimes; East vs West)
    Jun 9, 2022 – 01:12:24
  • The Crew Returns (911s in Germany, bird hunting, Q&A)
    Jun 7, 2022 – 01:35:37
  • Matt Solo Show (New RS3; Tesla doc; 911 Turbo LW; Q&A)
    May 26, 2022 – 01:27:38
  • Nick & Giles English (Founders of Bremont Watches)
    May 24, 2022 – 01:12:42
  • Crew Show (Hoonigan Porsche, Lucid, M3 Probs, Q&A)
    May 19, 2022 – 01:33:21
  • Mike Spinelli (Miami F1; Will Jag Live?; Morrocan Jail) - TST Podcast #728
    May 17, 2022 – 01:39:13
  • Crew Show (Lucid Trip; Crazy RS3; Why Racing Costs So Much)
    May 12, 2022 – 01:39:50
  • Crew Show (Model Ts, Bert's tour, Hyundai Kona N, more EV issues)
    May 10, 2022 – 01:37:32
  • Tommy F Yeah!
    May 5, 2022 – 01:28:42
  • Contagion Crew Show
    May 3, 2022 – 01:41:20
  • Jeff Glucker (Hooniverse, Autotrader, MotorTrend)
    Apr 28, 2022 – 01:38:20
  • Regular Car Reviews
    Apr 26, 2022 – 01:57:40
  • Crew Show! (2022 Range Rover, Audi S8, best first sports car, Elon & Twitter)
    Apr 21, 2022 – 01:43:16
  • John Oates (Musician, racer, gearhead)
    Apr 19, 2022 – 01:14:09
  • Alanis King & Bozi Tatarevic (Rich Energy madness; Racing Mechanic life; more)
    Apr 14, 2022 – 01:52:38
  • Jeff Zwart (Director,driver, Pikes Peak Record holder/coach)
    Apr 12, 2022 – 01:59:45
  • Crew Show! (WEIRD Ferrari probs, Lotus SUV, STI values, GLA vs 911)
    Apr 7, 2022 – 01:52:04
  • Donald W. Osborne - Audrain Auto Museum
    Apr 5, 2022 – 01:43:32
  • Brett Berk (Automotive journalist)
    Mar 31, 2022 – 01:41:11
Recent Reviews
  • cdczsekm
    Best automotive podcast out there!
    Best ever!
  • Englishimport
    Best Automotive podcast.
    Matt and Zack are super down to earth, as much as they have a love for the super rich, they know a large majority of their listeners aren’t going to drop $100-500k on a car. They have great observational opinions about every car they review.
  • Thiccc boy Dallas
    Great show
    Love this podcast!
  • jhanson1023
    Best podcast for car people who want more
    This has to be hands down one of the best podcasts for car enthusiasts who want more than just car talk. I always take something useful from each podcast and I listen every single Tuesday and Thursday like clockwork. I along with many others appreciate the work you guys put into this and the wide variety of guests you’re able to get on the show. Thank you guys for all the content!
  • Subie spence
    I mean it’s just the best
    TST is the best automotive podcast
  • json453
    The best car show
    Love these guys
  • Dave Brittelli.
    Content.
    My home for automotive information and insight. Matt and Zach are ever entertaining.
  • Stick to cars
    Great, if it sticks to cars.
    Listen to this podcast if you want; 1. A grown man who likes cats. 2. A guy who ordered a pink Porsche. 3. A 40 year old who has a Ferrari and Lamborghini and is a “progressive” (It’s time to grow up, Matt) 4. A guy who is into Seiko watches. 5. A guy who talks non stop about progressive, social justice politics. Givin the above. This is not guy who’s opinion anybody should value.
  • atbutt03
    A good time
    Always a good time listening to Matt and Zach together or with guests. Really enjoy the content both automotive related and otherwise. Makes a night watch at sea go quickly.
  • RaceDeck
    Good fun and Great content!
    Love the approach and no-holds taken take mat has on his car reviews and behind the scenes. If I’m not driving something that sounds great on the road, I’m listening to this! Racedeck / RD Speedgarage
  • That guy that rates games
    Too much political talk
    I used to listen to this show as the episodes came out and really enjoyed it. But lately it’s just gotten more and more political complaining. I come here to hear about cars and funny stories, not about how much he hates whatever side he’s not on. I know my opinion isn’t going to change a thing at all but I hope these car podcasts will get back to what we all come here for which is car reviews and stories about them. Shows like everyday driver and tfl stick to what they know which is what makes them such great shows.
  • Boomer22770
    It’s ok
    Ok podcast. Host comes off like a typical d-bag but sure he is probably the total opposite in person. Great thing about it is that you can always turn it off when you’ve had enough.
  • Messenger18
    Good show needs to stay on topic
    I really like the show. I just found the podcast and I really like it, but I wish Matt would stay on topic and I get onto stupid controversial topics like politics or Twitter lol. Just talk about cars. If you don’t like Tesla trash the company but when he starts talking about controversial topics that have nothing to do with cars it turns me off from the Show. When he talks about cars I’m very intrigued and love it. When he starts talking about politics or controversial subjects I turn it off.
  • AudioFILE87
    Excellent
    Glad this show exists. I listen to podcasts when I run and when I commute. This one is in heavy rotation. Always entertaining and informative. The one start reviews are almost as entertaining as the show itself. Keep it up!
  • scotthilly
    Matt lol
    Been a listener for a couple years and find the show to be funny and informative, but like everyone else says — Matt can go big on politics sometimes and it’s annoying. He is kind of a douche and talks over people but that’s part of the charm and it’s honestly entertaining. Other than that, good show and absolutely love the people they have on.
  • jermgal
    Great guest
    The show has always been good but since opening the studio it’s elevated to great. The guest have become greatly varied, which has lead to more interesting car related topics and personal stories. This is content I look forward to. Awesome job Matt and zack!
  • J m c 6 7 9
    Best around
    What happened to the first 110 or so episodes? ITunes stops around 115. Went looking for “tales of Greenwich” today and one of the earlier Alex Roy episodes... no dice. Anyone know how to find the earlier episodes? Shoutengine shows a 404 error
  • JRG FTW
    Best podcast ever
    Gotta love it, matt is a genius, and very insightful. It’s always a pleasure listening to him and Zach! 11/10 would recommend for all Jews😈🙌🏼
  • Airfreek
    Spikes Car Radio
    Pretty crappy if you to ambush someone on their own podcast like you did on SCR with the Tesla designer episode.
  • BB_Berto
    Gratitude
    Just rewatched your appearance on JRE. In 2019. You crushed it! You were so good dude. Hope the two of you are friends.
  • nopiston
    Best Show Yet
    Matt and Zack, your show with Bert Kreischer was truly fantastic. Engaging, personal, funny (I listen to your podcast while running and laughing out loud made it it a little difficult!), and man- you had me excited for his endurance race b-day gift too! Great job. -Randy down in OC
  • JMY1996
    Favorite podcast
    It’s pretty much perfectly organized. No annoying “transitions”, all the sponsorship is in bathe beginning of the show, the conversations usually have nice flow, and the hosts + guests typically stay on topic. The Tesla criticisms might sound heated at first, but they end up being valid and even funny. I have yet to find another podcast that can do all those things and keep my attention from start to finish.
  • Komisch
    Best Car Podcast
    This has to be one of the best car podcasts out there. The guests are always knowledgable and Matt and Zach have a way of making the conversation flow and keep the guests talking. There are so many amazing guests that I cannot even pick a favorite, but you owe it to yourself to check out some of the Doug DeMuro and Freddy Hernandez (Tavarish) shows to get a taste of the behind the scenes for these popular YouTube content creators. Then there are the crew shows, which go in depth into a variety of topics and are a perfect companion to the SmokingTire YouTube car reviews. Props to Matt and Zach for such an awesome podcast, as this is not easy, but each episode reminds me why I love this show!
  • zzzzzz3425rz123
    Winding watch talk
    The winding watches chat was swell. I can listen to people talk about winding watches all day and night. Maybe do a separate podcast about winding watches and then another about dials and then another about tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick sounds.
  • johnsonkl7
    Social justice warrior talking cars
    If you’re into social justice politics, promoting useless vaccine info, hating on Elon Musk & Tesla, then this is your podcast. However, if the host Matt Farah left all of that out, it probably would be a 5 star podcast in my opinion. He is knowledge about cars in general, because he grew up as a rich kid and had access to many things the average person couldn’t.
  • HousCajun
    High Quality
    Matt and Zach put together a high quality show. They are journalists and not beholden to any manufacturer. I appreciate their thoughtful opinions and professional content.
  • Trevor welds
    850 miles of commuting/week made fun
    Im a welder/mechanic at a power plant in Baltimore, but live near Gettysburg, Pa. I drive 850 miles a week commuting to work in my heavily modified mk5 vw jetta. While i responsibly fly up and down the freeway to and from work i listen to Matt and Zack talk cars, modifications, and everyday hardships and pleasures in between. They may talk about “high end” cars i cant afford but i just love listening. I also enjoy the youtube content that i throw on my tv in my home shop while i do paint, mechanical, and welding side jobs to make the hard work and long days more enjoyable. Keep it up you guys, all the content is much appreciated!!!!
  • leobachand
    Finally a social justice car show!
    If your a social justice warrior this is your place! Love cars and fighting for equity, this is the best show!!!
  • Ethan’s Mac
    How Much is Porsche paying you
    People ask about what cars would be good for different situations and no matter the situation the answer is a Porsche. Yes they have nice cars but be a little more creative, immediately lose interest when the answer to every question is Porsche.
  • Last normal person left
    Less dope = more hope
    The shows have improved with Matt not smoking weed during them. The quality is better.
  • AdamLovesHittingBalls
    My Favorite Podcast
    Absolutely love Matt and Zack. I’ve been listening to the show for 2.5 years now and love going back to listen to some of the old gems. Best part about the podcast is Matt has an awesome wealth of knowledge when it comes to autos but whenever he opens his mouth about anything else, especially politics, sounds like a stoner tankie. Can’t agree on everything but love the car talk.
  • DinoJKC
    Perfect Media
    Matt and Zack along with all of the regular guests of the show/long time friends have entertained me on this Podcast and parallel video channels since I started going to college in 2009. This show is my perfect form of entertainment. I’m not word savvy enough to explain why, it just is. I’m happy to hear of the Patreon subscription news, and to have an easy and low-key way to support the content that’s supported me for so long. In my household, instead of Saturday morning cartoons, we prefer to catch up on TST car reviews with our milk and cereal. Thank you!
  • Fergasaures
    Knowledgeable, Honest, Authentic and So Refreshing
    Matt and Zach are top shelf. I’ve only discovered the podcast a year or so ago but have listened to every episode. They are deeply knowledgeable about the automotive landscape. And when they do not know something. They are honest about it. It’s so refreshing to hear someone say “I don’t know”. (You won’t hear on TST is “don’t quote me,” which is often followed by an ignorant comment. ) They have facts that they deliver well and they clearly articulate when they pivot to opinions. Theyhave don’t follow any party lines even though people throw them into a certain category. There party line is decency and respect. Yet they have values they believe in and are not going to simply dance around a issue. Which is so authentic and enjoyable to listen to.Truly it makes me more inclined to listen to a podcast when they stand for something. And even if I disagree. It doesn’t matter I and many offering desire for people to stand up for what they understand and believe in but to do it with decency and respect. Which Is something we desperately need more of in this world.
  • Marcustrom
    Finally: Straight-Up Car People Podcast!
    Love the content, verify entertaining while I’m traveling until I can see the YouTube content. Awesome guests! (Steve Dinan was OUTSTANDING!) Thanks Matt and team for a great weekly program!
  • Bhkhfygbnkohv
    Downhill
    Used to love it, had to unsubscribe- just can’t stand Matt pushing his silver spoon, Cali liberal POV non stop. Since when is it cool to be a big pharma fan boy ? Zack get away from this clown. PS- Matt , did Elon bang your wife at some point ?
  • Reindeer2695
    Gareth Reynolds Episode Excellent
    I’m conservative and want to come to this podcast for cars only and escape politics. However, Matt’s warning at the beginning was great and how he made it clear that’s what this episode was about. The topics discussed were spot on and Matt presented them with his platform in the correct way.
  • sampson17771
    Goodbye Smokin Tire
    I guess there are no guest standards in podcasting , anyone , regardless of their business activities can be featured. Lost a listener.
  • willb115
    Downhill slide
    Show used to be one of if not the best car related podcasts, now it’s trust fund champagne socialist California boot licking hour with with some my Lambo or 328 talk.I’m over it.
  • Helmet124
    Show used to be credible
    I used to love this show and the mostly unbiased reviews of cars no matter the brand etc, which in all fairness is a hard thing to do. I had to stop listening though because of the literal hate for anyone who was a republican or trump supporter. Why should that have anything to do with automotive reviews? The plain ignorant comments like, “republicans all beat their wives”, etc (and yes this is an actual quote from Matt, just have no place in a podcast about car performance and reviews. If you notice comments and hate towards the other side are almost always left wing sided on where the hate comes from. Can’t we just talk cars? In your candidate of choices own words and only complete sentence he’s successfully completed, “c’mon man”.
  • InkedAneurysm
    Mike Spinelli episode- East Coast greatness
    Great references and laughs! Now a fan of him in the show
  • Cdezzy420
    Best car podcast
    Love it!!!!!
  • Twalke81
    Fine Entertainment.
    The show is entertaining. The car stuff is enjoyable and the left wing politics, Elon musk hate and other stuff is just the price of admission. I hate Elon too so that doesn’t bother me. Zach full time makes the show better.
  • Aero Tom F16
    I want to hear about cars not leftism
    Long time car and racing enthusiast. This would be an interesting show if Farrah could keep politics out. We get slammed with leftism from news, music, entertainment, schools, I listen to podcasts to enjoy the subject not anti American politics jammed in my face. Narcism and lack of self awareness evident by slamming half the country that supports freedom and freedom of speech. Irony is Farrah enjoys exotic cars but supports leftism which is anti liberty, independence, self transportation all the things that automobiles represent. Leftists lust to put us in mass transportation along with 2 room apartments and week old bread and soup lines. Just ask the leader Bernie Sanders. I have unsubscribed.
  • Pa77on
    Great show even if you’re a conservative who can’t take criticism
    Man all of these “stick to cars” reviews just make me shake my head. This is Matt Farah people. When has he ever not told his take on something in his signature vernacular and boisterous attitude? I personally find it entertaining and his opinions are typically formed by experience, reading books or learning from those who he values their opinion. Keep it up Matt and Zack. These haters can go find a more conservative slanted car podcast since you obviously don’t need them.
  • ST200XCW
    Great show but too political in recent months
    I always loved the Smoking Tire podcast but I unfortunately have stopped listening because of the political commentary. Matt has every right to feel the way that he feels and say it on his show. I don’t hold his views against him but unfortunately I am not extended the same courtesy as a listener. The political comments that are made are extremely polarizing and as a listener, I shouldn’t be made to feel like a bad person for feeling differently than the host. I listened to this show to get away from the real world and simply hear about cars, motorcycles, watches, and all kinds of fun interesting topics. Unfortunately, the political commentary means this show is not relaxing or fun to listen to anymore. I sincerely hope I can return to listening to this show at some point because these guy work hard and put on a great show in all other respects.
  • Dirtyal3
    Not Joe Rogan
    Matt goes hard on conservatives and people that hate his sophomoric cussing. Stop talking like you did when you weren't successful. Mobbing. Ganja. Hey. You're fooooorty. Forty. It's uncomfortable.
  • Kqcarguy
    Like mobbing bro
    If you’re in to automotive podcasts about weed, watches, cats, and fashion. This is the one for you.
  • doobeedoug
    Very cool podcast
    Thanks for the pod!
  • Cara R Therapy
    Wow these other reviews
    As I read some of these other reviews the question comes to mind. What did people expect by listening to this guy. He’s well off, been successful in building a channel podcast and starting his own businesses. He likes to name drop and gloat just like everyone else would. The only difference is we don’t have the connections or the stories or the money to back it. The nice thing about podcasts is there’s a bunch of them out there. I don’t agree with all of his opinions or points of view.Therefore I don’t listen to all of them. If you’re into cars or a car enthusiast you will like about 90% of his guests. He asks good questions and gets good interviews out of people.As I read some of these reviews I think people forget that you can disagree with somebody or not have the same point of you politically religiously and that’s OK. You can still listen to them and still enjoy their content.
  • mattt mattr
    Spoiled
    Like vinny but hate Matt rich kid bs
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