MiMoto Podcast

MiMoto Podcast

For those who love the smell of grease and the rumble of engines soaring by at the track. For the hand-detailers, gearheads and car show enthusiast. For fans of two wheels, four and the other wheels. Hosts Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl bring their passion of cars, motorcycles and motorsport every Wednesday, exploring the history, stories, lifestyle and news surrounding it. Our passion. Our motors. MiMoto. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mimoto/support

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August 30, 2021 79 min

Whacky work schedules lead to Josh's adventure at an Indian riding event in Kalamazoo. He shares his thoughts on the six models he had a shot to ride, from the decked-out "Lazy-Boy" cruiser to their sportbike competitor, the FTR. 

Add in another timeless PowerPoint, Vinales' mistake(?), and "These Bolts Are On Fiiiiire." 

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"Act like you know what you're doing," -- Solid advice when it comes to succeeding in near anything you attempt in life, and James's story is a prime example of that. How an eBay purchase brought him to pit lane and part of the Official Trans Am series team.

No PowerPoints from Josh this week, but James did provide one you can find on our website!

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July 16, 2021 71 min

Seeking adventure for the Jeep, we're instead, invited on a trail adventure, via the new Bronco. It's a muddy game of ballet taking on the trails in its return. We hit on the new SUV's prices and packages, and talk about Ford's latest hybrid product -- the Maverick. And of course -- the return of the "Bikes we don't get in the U.S." PowerPoint.  | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music "Spac...

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July 1, 2021 74 min

[Title Card] 10 months later....
It's been a while, but Josh and Lalita make their triumphant return! We catch you up on our last ten months, from job changes and an upcoming big event, to the "Nightmare Motorcycle Project." Hear what new toys are gracing our garage this summer -- and Josh shares a PowerPoint...on motorcycles Lalita will (and is) be bitter about. | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music "Sp...

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We introduce the first of many episodes to come for the newly created "MiStories" series--talking to friends and people we know in the industry, hobbyists, enthusiasts and others who can't get enough of motors and wheels. Our first-ever guest, is friend, colleague and man of the auto world, Rex Roy, who has worked more than half of his life in the auto industry. From working with his dad at his agency back in the day to...

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September 15, 2020 63 min
Would you be interested in riding a motorcycle from the earlier days, absolutely brand new? Well, if you ever fancy a venture to a small town in Indiana by the name of Goshen, you can. Josh and Lalita finally leave the house (and state) for a sanitized and mask-friendly adventure to a little place known as Janus Motorcycles to tour their small shop/factory and enjoy the test ride that was very cancelled due to COVID-19 earlier this...
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You love a good rotating Dorito, and so do we. This week it's all about the German, also (twice) a Nazi, and brilliant engineer Felix Wankel, otherwise known as the creator behind the notorious Wankel rotary engine.  We discuss its somewhat brief history in the automotive world, especially with Mazda pointing out the good (an overall win at Le Mans!), and the bad (the RX7s and RX8s who don't see life much past 50k). | Hoste...
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Extreme, exotic locales with rugged, electric SUVs: It might be racing with a cause, but it also ups the capabilities of electric vehicles tenfold. We're talking the new Extreme E racing series.   

Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl
Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot
Produced by: Lalita Chemello

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Father's Day continues for our special back-to-back episodes celebrating and spending some time with our dads. This week, we return home (again) to speak with Lalita's father, Morgan Chemello, lending the story of his early days of tearing apart tricycles, his few years working with Roush and the pace cars of the IndyCar series, and his work now of over 20 years with the General (GM), with much in-between. Examples: Double-...

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We're celebrating Father's Day with special episodes and tracing our roots of automotive passion by sharing some time with our dads! This week, we take a trip back home to talk to Josh's father, Frank Pohl, about his adventures in the 60s/70s, when he got into cars and most anything with an engine, and how that lead to over 40 years working/playing with cars, adding some fun stories to go along.

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1980s Detroit: Ford takes a look at the ever-aging Mustang, the Fox-body Mustang, of which had been on the market for nearly a decade. Sales were dropping and a change was needed, including its possible eradication. The change Ford originally intended to make would have completely rerouted the future of the beloved American pony car. Special guest (former Editor and Publisher at Autoweek, with 34 years at the brand) and car enthusi...

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Let's take you back 125 years to a cold, November, Thanksgiving day in Chicago, 1895. Early morning, with the air hovering around the 30 degree mark, six cars stand at a starting line awaiting an experience like none before in the United States, or rather the first ever "car" race recorded in the country. Lalita and Josh take you through the innovation, the conception, the stubborn and fate of that first race and the im...

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May 26, 2020 71 min

Motorcycle racing in America, of which right now for road racing is MotoAmerica. Josh and Lalita introduce you to the American motorcycle racing series racing across the nation started in 2014.

Hosted by: Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl
Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot
Produced by: Lalita Chemello
Sponsored by: Anchor.fm

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May 20, 2020 88 min

The motorsports climate has shifted drastically with the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the world, which in turn shut down motorsports. But did it? Join Lalita and Josh as they talk you through the large push eRacing received in the last two months as every racing organization from iRacing leagues to Formula 1 began to take their real drivers to the simulators (or PS4 controllers) and online racing platforms. Don't forget to kee...

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The inaugural episode of the MiMoto podcast! Join in re-experiencing Lalita's near-failed adventure of an MSF class for her motorcycle endorsement last spring. Josh and Lalita also talk first bikes, reviews and compare the skills and feelings with being a more experienced rider, versus a brand new one with a few scuffs under their belt.  Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl. Music: "Space 80s" by Illegot. 

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