Throwin' Wrenches Automotive Podcast

Throwin' Wrenches Automotive Podcast

Automotive News from insiders, outsiders and general people in the know. Hailing from the Midwest.

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July 20, 2021 79 min

Welcome to another installment of the automotive podcast that can make the most of 60 minutes (and then some). We’re trying to keep the next few episodes a little shorter because we know everyone is busy and only has so much time to devote to ‘infotainment’ on any given day. We also know that there aren’t too many programs out there that offer a blend of automotive insight, industry news, and humor… so we’re trying to juggle it all...

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Eric wandered down to the Great Smokey Mountain Trail Ride and had a chance to hang out with Jason Hoffman.  Jason is one of the many folks that help organize and keep this 30-year-old Toyota Landcruiser Association (TLCA) event running. It’s Eric’s second time at the event and he was thrilled to finally catch up with Jason and talk all things STLCA, GSMTR and TTAT.  Sick of those acronyms? STLCA = Southeast Toyota Landcruiser ...

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June 22, 2021 70 min

Welcome back to the auto podcast that takes care of its Patreon subscribers!  (and even the non-paying ones! Check out the freebies on the Patreon site!) If you’ve been following along, Eric and the family survived their Mexican road trip, and Daryl and his wife (and their little dog, too) survived South Florida traffic. If you want to learn more about our travels, including Eric’s plantation tour in a vintage Series II Land Rover,...

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May 24, 2021 91 min

Welcome to the auto podcast that loves a rainy night. Is that another early 80’s song reference? You bet it is. It’s been raining cats & dogs here in Central Illinois for the past few weeks, and for some reason, this gem of a song just stuck in our head. Don’t worry, we only sing a few bars of it in the intro. And now, for something completely different: Sponsors Thanks to our Patreon supporters, and our loyal sponsors who help...

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Welcome back to the automotive podcast that enjoys a nice bottle of chianti when we aren’t wrenching on a project or searching the internet for the latest automotive news. In fact, several former guests of Throwin’ Wrenches Podcast could be found in Eric’s kitchen in recent weeks, devouring most of an ibérico ham from Costco and drinking fine wine on a warm spring evening. It was a bacchanalian delight that will probably be repeate...

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April 9, 2021 112 min

Welcome to the auto podcast that is not afraid to play some games! Speaking of games, this week we’re basking in the glow of LED computer fans at Arena Esports in beautiful downtown Morton, Illinois. This is a premier gaming experience from Forza to… whatever else folks play these days. They’ve got PC gaming stations, X-box, PlayStation and any other console you need to be competitive. Be sure to check this place out if you’re loca...

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Welcome to the Automotive podcast that is getting national attention… and it’s not just from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol! While coming home from a recent camping trip out West, Eric made his way through the Oklahoma Territory. This wild, unsettled land is home to a treacherous tollway with savage characters and unwritten rules. Pressing East with a trusty Toyota FJ Cruiser as his horse, Eric faced challenges and obstacles at every ...

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It was easy enough to sit around and talk tech with Dean Plumadore on Episode 44, but we are here to talk about Autocross!  After all, Dean is the President of the Champaign County Sports Car Club,  a group that somehow defied the odds and completed a full season of racing during a worldwide pandemic.  It would have been so much easier to say “see us next year”. But taking it easy just isn’t their style. How did they pull off such ...

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March 6, 2021 96 min

Welcome to the automotive podcast that can really “yuck some yums.” Is that even a phrase? As heard in Episode 43, Daryl seems to think it is. Eric’s still on the fence. Regardless of the weekly catchphrase, we’re glad you’re here! https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thebeerreport/TW44_-_Final.mp3 Episode Highlights In this episode, we’ve prepared an all-new interview with a familiar voice, and a topical conversation about something ...

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February 8, 2021 95 min

Welcome to the auto podcast that can’t have Steve Brown on two shows in a row… but we probably should because he’s a great interview and a cool dude overall. If you haven’t listened to the last episode, you’ll certainly want to take it for a spin around the block. Winter is in full effect here in the Midwest, but the days are longer. In a month or so, we’ll dig the summer cars out of hibernation and prep for an exciting season of a...

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Welcome to the auto podcast that knows Cannonball Run 2 carries an odor that is not easily shaken. We will do everything in our power to avoid making a stinker of an episode to rival that movie. Obviously, if we are talking Cannonball and VinWiki, that must mean we’re hanging out with our new favorite guest, Steve Brown.  You may remember Steve from Episode 35 as we recounted his epic run on the coast-to-coast route that spans from...

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The Autopodcast that can still have fun at Christmas Shows! #ICYMI, here are our last few year’s worth.  We hope everyone had a happy holiday season, and 2021 is treating you well. We hope to roll into the spring with even more new episodes, guests and automotive conversation for you all to enjoy. Maybe a few Chevy Berettas to laugh at, too. Sponsors Fort’s Toyota of Pekin Casey Law Office / Arena Esports Patreon Thanks to everyone...

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Welcome to the auto podcast that gives you the best Christmas Episodes! It’s okay to admit you loved last year’s Christmas episode. This year, we thought we’d put together another list of our ‘favorite things.’ And while you may not be able to drive to Grandma’s house this Christmas, you can still pretend we’re all driving the Dan Ryan, headed to a party in an old Chevy Astro van, all the while hoping the Christmas tree doesn’t fal...

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Welcome to the auto podcast that can appreciate a well-run amateur sporting organization.  That’s some love aimed directly at the Champaign County Sports Car Club.  We had hopes of getting with Dean Plumadore for Episode 40, but it didn’t work out for this time.  Nevertheless, we’ll be sure to wrangle Dean for a future show to hear all of the latest escapades. Meanwhile, you’re stuck with the two regulars. Enjoy! This show is extra...

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Thanks for tuning in to the Automotive Podcast that CAN actually sell a car!  Eric unloaded Red Mist last week, and now can boast that he has one less car than Daryl.  Baby steps, people! We’ve got a lot of content packed into this latest show, and you won’t want to miss some of the local news updates. We also talk a fair amount about Knight Rider and why role-playing is kinda cool if your wardrobe ensemble happens to include a wic...

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October 23, 2020 27 min

If you follow along with the comings and goings of the show staff and guests…  You might have witnessed online that Steve Brown made a road trip from NY to San Diego this last weekend.  More details soon! As a tribute to another epic story…  We share this Patreon Preshow for all the show listeners…  Hear a little material that was not on ep 35. Listen Here: Link to the Patreon Post

The post Patreon Freebie – Steve Brown Preshow app...

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October 5, 2020 90 min

Welcome back to the auto podcast that can’t seem to find a good reason for you all to re-share! Guilt-trips aside, we love the fact that you’re here with us, week after week. We also love bringing you automotive news, project updates, and hearing from folks like you. Speaking of hearing from you, we’d like to congratulate longtime listener Don S for winning our recent book giveaway. Don snagged a copy of A Trucker’s Tale: Wit, Wisd...

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  Throwin’ Wrenches – 37 The Autopodcast that …  can switch from Evil Knievel to Betsy Ross quicker than you say Joe Rogan’s mushroom coffee   Thanks to our Sponsors:  A Truckers Tale by Ed Miller.  Apollo Publishers sent us a copy of Ed’s book.  We are happy to talk about it and send a copy to a loyal listener.  All you have to do is share our Facebook post onto your page to be entered.  (Must be a public share!!!) Buy it here on ...

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Greetings from Throwin’ Wrenches Studio A, where this week we’re calling ourselves the auto podcast that doesn’t stay parked for too long.  Eric and Daryl have been enjoying some late summer outdoor time and we have tons to talk about! We’re also hoping that everyone is taking care and enjoying what’s left of the summer season.  If you aren’t a Patreon supporter, then you missed an exclusive 49-minute pre-show recording that talks ...

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http://throwinwrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TW-35-Final.mp3 Here at Throwin’ Wrenches Podcast, we love all things automotive.  But when the phrase Cannonball Run is uttered, our ears perk up! Whether its the classic 1981 Hal Needham film featuring Burt Reynolds and the hilarious cast of characters to the real-life unsanctioned Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. There’s something appealing about hopp...

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