September 17, 2019
Cars of Carlisle Intracast: Sam & Lou's History of the Buick Regal Grand National
Today, enjoy the second episode in a new series of intra-podcasts under the C/of/C network. This is the Sam & Lou Show, hosted by Cars of Carlisle crew members, Louis Gianacopoulos and Sam Fahringer.
In this episode, Sam and Lou unpack the history of Buick’s success in disrupting the 1980’s car scene, an era when fuel economy and reduced horsepower nearly eliminated modern muscle car fun. Then came the formidable Grand National.
By 1987, Buick was pumping out unheard-of horsepower from the super high-output turbo V6 in the GNX edition. At this point, Buick was giving Chevrolet reason to worry as Grand Nationals were smacking down Corvettes in the quarter mile.
It’s time to spool up the turbos….
September 10, 2019
Jeff Bliemeister: AACA Museum in Hershey, PA
Today, meet Jeffrey Bliemeister, the executive director of the AACA Museum, a gallery in Hershey, Pennsylvania, dedicated to the preservation and presentation of vintage automobiles and their vast history.
Maybe you’ve known that AACA Museum has been named “Reader’s Choice for Best Museum” and “Best Tourist Attraction” for their innovative displays, but did you know that next month, the AACA Museum will be honoring Bill Miller II and the late Chip Miller, the founders of Carlisle Events as the museum comes alive October 9th for their signature fundraiser event?
Learn more about that festive evening, as well as how the AACA Museum, a proud Smithsonian affiliate, maintains an impressive collection of million-dollar Tucker automobiles, a vast array of vehicles from the 1890’s through the 1980’s, as well as their phenomenal main exhibit paying homage to Studebaker. Allow Jeff to walk you through all you need to know.
Be ready to journey back into automobile history by way of this world-class car museum.
September 3, 2019
Rob Dyson: Dyson Racing
Today, meet Rob Dyson from Poughkeepsie, New York – a lifelong racer that has been involved in the IMSA, ALMS, PWC, and CAN-AM series.
In follow-up to the Cars of Carlisle team’s visit to the Dyson Racing facility during the Rally North America event, Darren recently interviewed Rob to bring these exciting racing stories to you. Starting his racing career in 1974, Rob entered the sport from the grassroots, driving a Datsun 510 in the SCCA. Over the decades, Mr. Dyson collected multiple race victories and accolades while rising through the ranks and various race series.
In this episode, you’re going to hear about tracks like Lime Rock and Watkins Glen, and ride along in marques that include Lola, Mazda, and Porsche.
It’s time to don your fireproof suit, racing gloves, and helmet…..
August 27, 2019
Corvettes at Carlisle: Post-show
Today, hear all that happened at the Carlisle Fairgrounds with nearly 3000 Corvettes on-site.
The Cars of Carlisle team spent this past weekend at the Corvettes at Carlisle show, exploring all the fun from “the world’s largest Corvette gathering.”
Get the scoop on a 1967 barn find, learn about the media unveiling of the 8th generation Vette, and listen to sweet V8 music from the autocross competition.
It’s time to place your Vettes….
August 20, 2019
Corvettes at Carlisle: 2019 Pre-show
Today, it’s all about Corvettes. Yes, it’s that time of year again as this weekend is the “2019 Corvettes at Carlisle” event.
Listen in to hear Darren’s interview with Lance Miller and Jodi Morrison at the headquarter offices of Carlisle Events.
There’s a lot happening in preparation of what is touted as the “largest, most fun-filled Corvette event” on the planet. And, did you know General Motors is going to unveil the new mid-engine C8 in Carlisle?
It’s time to fire up 82 acres of Chevy V8’s!
August 13, 2019
Josh Mazerolle: Car Creative
Today, you’ll benefit from automotive and life wisdom from a genius, highly-creative, and technically-savvy thirty-something from Dublin, New Hampshire. Meet car and truck aficionado Josh Mazerolle , proprietor of Vague Industries, a leading-edge fabrication shop in New England.
As a brilliant fabricator, chassis and suspension guru, stuntman, marketing promoter, and automotive photographer, Josh has more talents than you can carry in a Baja truck. And, on top of that, the man in the cowboy hat is a modern day, common sense, straight-ahead philosopher. Like Cars of Carlisle, Josh is 110% focused on our hobby and building car community through the everyday kindness of strangers-turned-friends.
Did we mention Josh transformed a 1977 Toyota Hilux into an insanely-cool vehicle with a twin-turbo LS engine swap? This Armageddon-ready monster has crisscrossed America multiple times. Yes, this one-of-a-kind, wide-body pickup – with custom 10” fender flares -- puts out over 1,000 crank horsepower . . . on pump gas!
Off to New Hampshire we go….
August 6, 2019
Today, you’ll get to meet the former facilities director of Carlisle Events. Tim Bowman invites Darren into his unique and well-designed home, garage, outbuildings, and workshop to talk about his own vehicles as well as his distinguished career at Carlisle Events.
Listen to hear behind-the-scenes stories and engaging tales from Tim’s many years of keeping the fairgrounds in tip-top shape for the world-famous swap meets and car shows.
July 30, 2019
Today, you’ll travel Out West to the Rocky Mountains to hear about the car-related activities -- and adventure fun – some C/of/C team members experienced last week.
Ride along and hear about the car show they were invited to – The O’Reilly Auto Parts Emmett Show and Shine car show featuring incredible cars and trucks from all over Southern Idaho.
Then, run the quarter mile as the fellas entered a borrowed car into Saturday night drags at Firebird Raceway in Eagle, Idaho. Next, cruise the high-desert two-lane roads outside Boise at high speed.
It’s time to head West!
July 23, 2019
Rally North America: Driver and Navigator Perspective
Today, you’ll have an insider’s look into first-hand experiences from the 2019 Rally North America event.
Ride along in the Corvette with Darren and Scott to hear about all the incredible sights and cool challenges they witnessed as rally driver and navigator.
After five days on the road, covering 1,800 miles and 8 states and two racetracks, the C/of/C team is back to Carlisle with fun tales to tell.
It’s time to head up to New England!
July 16, 2019
Cars of Carlisle Intracast: Sam & Lou's History of Yenko
Today, enjoy the first episode in a new series of a intra-podcasts under the C/of/C network. This is the Sam & Lou Show, hosted by Cars of Carlisle crew members, Louis Gianacopoulos and Sam Fahringer.
The newest members of the C/of/C team will be featured throughout the year as they deep-dive into interesting automotive topics. In the initial intracast episode, Sam and Lou delve into the history of Don Yenko and his supercars.
So, it's time to learn what "SYC" is all about!