The Smoking Tire YouTube channel offers unfiltered, unedited car reviews for cars new, old, stock, modified, fast, slow, and random as can be. Our 'One Take' videos air every Monday and Wednesday at 7 AM EST, 4 AM PST.
The Smoking Tire Podcast is a twice-weekly, 90-minute video talk show covering the car industry, our behind-the-scenes experiences traveling the world testing cars, and us making fun of each other mercilessly. The Smoking Tire Podcast is the #1 Automotive podcast by episode downloads, and is a must listen for any car fan. Recorded in our Culver City, CA studio, it is the destination for laughs and stories against a backdrop of high-horsepower cars.
Hosted by Matt Farah, and featuring behind-the-scenes genius Zack Klapman and producer Tim Whitcome, The Smoking Tire podcast features weekly guests from around the automotive and entertainment industry, from hot-rodders, engineers, and tuners, to stand-up comedians, Hollywood stunt drivers, and automotive industry folks. They all sit down with us and swap stories in an unfiltered, uncensored hang.
In our first movie, "All Cars go to Heaven", we discovered the greatest automotive activity. It's not drifting a Ferrari. It's not going 200MPH in Germany. It has nothing to do with taking off your pants.
It's freedom. The freedom that comes from buying a car as precious to you as a paper cup. The recipe was simple: Pick a destination, buy a cheap car, grab friends, add gas. Drive however you want, over whatever you want, into whatever you want. Will it make it? Life is about the journey, remember? We bought a $2,000 Jeep Cherokee that was as stable as a newborn horse, brought a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and crossed the state of Washington using a network of off-road trails.
What could be better than that? How could we make Volume 2 better?
More, that's how.
More cars. More friends. Higher speeds. More bullets, impacts, crashes, fireworks, breakdowns, dirt, towing, flat tires, rocks, dust, and bent metal.
When they invented the first pizza the only improvement was, "More pizzas."
For Volume 2, we attempt to drive 3 questionable cars across 819 miles of Utah cowboy desert to answer the question: Is a bad car better than a good horse?
We made more pizzas, and this party is even better than the last one.