Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 045 — Forward Look Mopar

March 12, 2019

John Diekewicz:   Forward Look Mopar 

Today, you will meet a diehard Mopar fan that has been smitten with the Chrysler brand family since 1985.  Darren welcomes John Diekewicz into “Studio A” of the Cars of Carlisle world headquarters in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 

Visiting from Manchester, John describes his years of attending Carlisle Events shows, working on his family’s  ’58 Plymouths with his dad, and showcasing his incredible project work behind the one-of-a-kind “Forward Look” exhibit of  ‘Atomic Era’  Imperials and Plymouths. 

You’re going to enjoy this interview!

So, close the hood, and finish polishing the ‘50’s chrome.… and….let’s get REVVED UP!

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 044 — Rolls-Royce Owners Club

March 5, 2019

Rolls-Royce:   Mechanicsburg, PA Museum 

Today, you get the chance to learn more about one of the coolest places west of England for Rolls-Royce and Bentley fans

Cars of Carlisle heads to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania to meet with Mark Lizewskie , the Executive Director for both the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, as well as the Rolls-Royce Foundation.  While there, Mark showed Darren around their facilities brimming with beautiful examples of these two elegant and regal British brands. 

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 043 — America on Wheels

February 26, 2019

America on Wheels:   Allentown Car Museum 


This week, Darren and Scott explore just one of many local museums/businesses that preserve history, educate the public and foster interest in automotive and transportation information. They spent this past Saturday as guests at the America on Wheels Museum on Front Street in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Executive Director, Linda Merkel and volunteer guides like Gary Peters share their wealth and knowledge and time with museum visitors.  The Cars of Carlisle crew witnessed firsthand the amount of care the museum team has for people as well as all things with wheels.

Why did Mack Trucks decide to use the bulldog as their logo?  Where did the terms "backseat driver", "station wagon" or "pickup truck" originate? Well, tune in and find out as Cars of Carlisle team shares the answers to these -- and other -- questions in this educational episode!

Now...let's get revved up!

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 042 — Reighard Family Car Heritage

February 20, 2019

Reighard Family Car Heritage:   Four Generations of Automotive Nuts

Today, the Cars of Carlisle team heads to nearby Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. 


While there, at his parents’ house, your host reminisces with his folks about four generations of Reighard car history. Rick and Carolyn share stories  about their son’s lifelong obsession about all things automotive, from Darren’s massive childhood Matchbox and Hot Wheels car collection, to working the crowd at car shows in the 80’s and 90’s.  


Pull up a chair to the Reighard Family kitchen table and learn more about how a four-decade car fascination launched this international podcast.  


So, let’s get revved up!

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 041 — Muscle Car Millennials

February 12, 2019

Muscle Car Millennials:   Louis Gianacopoulos and Sam Fahringer


This week's episode has Darren heading to the Hershey, Pennsylvania area to speak with two incredibly talented twentysomething car nuts that have been attending the Carlisle Events car shows since childhood. 

You're about to meet Lou Gianacopoulos and Sam Fahringer and hear about the 1970 Charger barn find, a 1970 Buick GS Stage 2 clone, and an all-business '73 Nova.  Lou and Sam are already planning their 2019 autocross racing season.

Now...let's get revved up!

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 040 — Mr. BMW, Chris Roth

February 5, 2019

All Things BMW:   Chris Roth of CR's Motor Car Co. 

The acronym BMW certainly does represent the Bavarian Motor Works.  Yet, it could spell out a myriad of other combinations.  Today, you're going to meet the "Bimmer Man Worldwide," Chris Roth, as he shares his passion for the German engineered cars known for their kidney bean grills. 


Based out of rural Newville, PA, Chris has built a highly-successful, international business over the last 22 years.  Listen in to learn more about the marque from Munich.


Now...let's get revved up!

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 039 — OEMs Around the Globe

January 30, 2019

Car Manufacturers:   OEMs from Around the Globe   


Have passport. 

Will travel.


This week, the guys share some interesting factoids about car manufacturers outside the U.S., starting in Australia and ending up in Sweden.


Do you know carmaker Vauxhall?  How about Koenigsegg?  Perhaps you've not heard much about TATA or Geely?  No better time to learn than now.  

Let's get revved up!




Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 038 — Auto Mania (Allentown, PA)

January 22, 2019

Auto Mania:   Car Parts...Memorabilia...Tools...and Literature -- Oh, My!  


This past Saturday, Darren and Scott braved the imposing winter weather advisory and headed East Northeast to Allentown, Pennsylvania to the Agricultural Expo Center. 


While there, the C/of/C team walked the aisles of the 59,000 sq. ft. facility, combed the parts bins, grabbed automotive literature, took pictures of unique items, and made new friends along the way.


Listen in to learn about Auto Mania!


Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 037 — 2019: A Look Ahead

January 15, 2019

2019:  A Look Ahead 


It's the new year and we are looking out through the proverbial C/of/C windshield.  There are 11.5 months of fun ahead! 


In this week's episode, your host (Darren) reviews the 2019 Carlisle Events car show and auction schedule;  highlights new events the C/of/C team plans to attend;  and, mentions some of the interesting car people -- like perhaps you -- C/of/C will be interviewing. 


Hop in!  Let the road trip begin. 

Cars of Carlisle (C/of/C): Episode 036 — The 2018 Year in Review

January 9, 2019

2018:  Our Car Community's First Year


And what an awesome year it was!


From our first episode -- which aired on April 9th, 2018 -- to the Christmas mini-show (air date:  December 25th), we have had the most amazing first year in business.  Thank you!


QuestionDo you know what the best part of doing this podcast is?   

Answer:      You, our fans.   Cubers are the very best! 


Listen to Episode 036 and enjoy some highlights of the first 35 episodes spanning over nine months.  While the 2018 year is in the rearview mirror, there's a lot of fun to recapture in looking back. 


Yet, it doesn't stop there.   Next week's show (Episode 037) will focus on what's out front, through the windshield.  Together, we'll review the 2019 Carlisle car show schedule, new events the C/of/C team will be attending, and some of the cool car people we will be interviewing.  Stay tuned (and don't forget to Subscribe on iTunes).