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Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast “Past Gas!”. Hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it’s about cars, not about farts. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Link to survey: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4

Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Took 60 Years to Make 01:04:34
ma 26 jul 2021

Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Took 60 Years to Make

Just a couple years ago, the world finally got its first Mid-Engine Corvette. Today on Past Gas, the epic, decades-long story of how we finally reached that point. It’s a story that starts with hiding out from the Nazis in a French brothel, and only gets wilder from there. What were the incredible experimental cars […]

The Green Book: Traveling in the Jim Crow Era 52:56
ma 19 jul 2021

The Green Book: Traveling in the Jim Crow Era

Today on Past Gas– what’s the story behind the “Green Book”? For black Americans, traveling by car has historically been an entirely different experience with its own set of challenges and dangers. How did African American trailblazers create their own car culture, compete with Henry Ford, and use cars to tear down barriers? More about Show: […]

Saddam Hussein Burnt His Son’s Priceless Car Collection 01:08:16
ma 12 jul 2021

Saddam Hussein Burnt His Son’s Priceless Car Collection

You know Saddam Hussein as the former tyrant of Iraq. But did you know that Saddam and his sons owned one of the most valuable car collections in the Middle East? And that one time, Saddam lit a bunch of the cars on fire, just to prove a point? Today on Past Gas: What happened […]

The Scammer Who Sold America On A Three-Wheeled Car 01:02:05
ma 5 jul 2021

The Scammer Who Sold America On A Three-Wheeled Car

Today on Past Gas, we’re telling you the wild and true story of the Dale — a three-wheeled car embroiled in a wild controversy. The Dale was primed to alter the auto industry forever, so why didn’t it? What did Liz Carmichael do that had her on the run for decades? What’s the story of a car […]

How Outlaws Invented Car Modding and Became Racing Stars 59:59
ma 28 jun 2021

How Outlaws Invented Car Modding and Became Racing Stars

Today on Past Gas, how a band of outlaws helped bring stock cars to the masses. How did rum runners and bootleggers start modding their cars to outrun the cops? What’s the link between these backwoods speed freaks and modern day NASCAR? It’s a wild story you’re gonna have to hear to believe– from high […]

Why The ’80s Was SuperCars Craziest Decade 01:03:22
ma 21 jun 2021

Why The ’80s Was SuperCars Craziest Decade

Today on Past Gas– How did the race to breaking 200mph in a production car set the tone for a decade? How did cars like the gorgeous Lamborghini Countach, the Ferrari Testarossa, and the beastly RUF Yellowbird become potent symbols for an unhinged ten years of excess? Pack the trunk with coke, blast some Guns […]

How The Pickup Truck Became America’s Most Popular Vehicle 59:18
ma 14 jun 2021

How The Pickup Truck Became America’s Most Popular Vehicle

What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? How about pickup trucks? Today, we’re talking about the history of pickups, from horseless wagons to the Cybertruck. Trucks that are counterculture cool, blazingly fast, and ultra weird. So Git’r’done, and giddy-on-up. This is a Past Gas Crew Cab, pickup truck podcast deluxe! Thanks to our sponsors: […]

F1’s Greatest Rivalries: Hamilton vs Alonso 01:01:12
ma 7 jun 2021

F1’s Greatest Rivalries: Hamilton vs Alonso

Today on Past Gas, one of the greatest rivalries in modern Formula One– Lewis Hamilton versus Fernando Alonso. What were the origins of the rivalry, and how did it lead to one of the most awkward peach-eating incidents of all time? How did Lewis, as a rookie, get under the champion’s skin so easily? How […]

How Eminem Helped Save Detroit 55:35
ma 31 mei 2021

How Eminem Helped Save Detroit

Detroit has always been the beating heart of American car culture. But how did crisis after crisis nearly destroy not only its industry, but the city itself? You’ve probably seen photos of Detroit’s urban ruins and wondered what happened. Today on Past Gas, we’ll give you the whole story, and how the city’s history is […]

That Time The Indy 500 Was Canceled 01:07:18
ma 24 mei 2021

That Time The Indy 500 Was Canceled

Today on Past Gas, the Indy 500 of 1964. We’re giving you the whole story of the year they red flagged one of the most famous races in the world. What made it one of the most awful days in racing history? Who was to blame? And how did it effect the future of racing, in […]