May 14, 2019
Import & Performance Nationals: Carlisle Events 2019
Today, learn more about this weekend’s Import & Performance Nationals show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. From May 17th to 19th, Carlisle Events will be paying tribute to the Summer of ’69! Listen in as Darren goes behind-the-scenes and speaks with Ed B., the co-event manager for the Import & Performance weekend.
Find out how this car show is the most diverse of the Carlisle season as it spans all ages, brands, continents, makes, and models. Think of it as a three-day “cars and coffee” event!
May 7, 2019
Trans-Am Cuda – Jeff Bangert
By Darren Reighard
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Today, meet Jeff Bangert, the proud owner of a beautiful example of a true AAR Cuda. Jeff is fervent about preserving and celebrating Chrysler’s Trans-Am history and these All-American Racers muscle cars, produced exclusively in 1970.
Ride along as Darren interviews Jeff from inside the cockpit of this Mopar fan’s Trans-Am Cuda.
April 30, 2019
Ultimate Garage / Mancave: Bill Sangrey
Today, Darren introduces you to Bill Sangrey, a restoration veteran who has an incredible garage that is nicer than most houses. This massive space holds – among other cars -- his 2016 Corvette Z06, a 1970 Hemi Cuda, and a rare 1984 Mustang SVO.
Listen in to Bill’s fascinating story and hear about his car collection, along with his experience with the National Corvette Restorers’ Society. In addition to many years with the NCRS and racing Corvettes, Bill volunteers at the AACA Museum in Hershey each week. Preparing for an upcoming exhibit, Bill is curating Hemi engines of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds for a forthcoming display. You’ll want to check it out!
Did I mention that Bill’s garage is so nice, it has: multiple car lifts, a 12’ ceiling, a lounge area with leather recliners, and a full bathroom with shower and laundry facilities? Well, pull up a chair and meet C/of/C friend and colleague, Bill Sangrey.
April 23, 2019
Carlisle Events: Show Season 2019
Today, Darren visits the offices of Carlisle Events to get the 411 on what the 2019 car show season has in store for all of us.
Hear from the new General Manager Scott Amig and Public Relations Manager Mike Garland as they share with Darren the inside scoop on all the happenings and preparations going on at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. We are on the verge of what could be the coolest car show season yet.
It’s time to head to Carlisle and find out what’s brewing at one of the best automotive venues anywhere!
April 16, 2019
C of C Turns the Odometer: 1st Year Anniversary
Today, Darren and the Cars of Carlisle crew celebrate their first year in business. Since March 2018, the C/of/C team has been having a blast bringing you the finest in automotive-related content, sharing with you behind-the-scenes audio experiences and car nut stories from across the U.S.A., as well as other parts of the globe.
Your friends at C/of/C have been blessed to meet and speak with incredible car people, who have all become great friends to the C/of/C community. We like to refer to them as our “C/of/C Alumni!” And, on that point, in late March, Darren reached out to all previous podcast guests to ask for their earnest feedback on how we can better serve you – our valued podcast listeners. It’s important that we continuously improve in making the Cars of Carlisle show the very best for you! Why not drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your input and interests?
Grab a piece of cake, it’s time to celebrate the first of many years of YOUR favorite automotive podcast.
April 9, 2019
Bob Blanton: SRT Road Rally
Today, Darren cruises to York, Pennsylvania to hang in the enviable mancave / garage of Bob Blanton. Meet Bob, a fun-loving, altruistic guy who has high-octane flowing through his veins.
Not only does this owner of a 2009 Challenger SRT have a passion for fast cars, he is incredibly giving of his time, talents, and money in supporting wonderful causes via “Rally North America.” For nearly ten years, Bob has been raising tens of thousands of dollars to help improve the lives of others, like children with terminal illnesses and the families of fallen police officers.
You’re invited into Bob’s garage for a tour, as well as to ride along with the guys on a low-level flight in the Dodge-factory Torre Red Challenger.
In today’s episode, you’ll learn about “Rally North America” and how Bob, his wife, and 80+ rally teams have driven some of the BEST mountain “twisties” and backroads throughout the United States and Canada.
It’s time to rally! So…..
April 2, 2019
Lisa Langley: Southern California
Today, join Darren on his business trip to Los Angeles where he talks cars and motorcycles with Southern California native, Lisa Langley.
Having spent her lifetime in the Riverside County area, just about an hour East of L.A., Lisa grew up in a motocross family with an energetic dad who ran a NAPA Auto Parts store and hot-rodded a 1940 Ford Coupe. To this day, Lisa still rides both on and off-road and appreciates anything with two or four wheels.
Lisa’s family has direct ties to a one-of-a-kind motorcycle in the garage of well-known California car guy, Jay Leno -- of NBC Tonight Show fame. Listen in and find out all about Lisa meeting Mr. Leno and her dad getting to hang out among Jay’s spectacular car collection.
Alright...find your Ray Ban wayfarers, wax the surfboard, and grab your car keys – it’s time to go to sunny Southern California!
March 26, 2019
Stewart Howden: Classic Auto Mall
Today, you will get a C/of/C-exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of a truly one-of-a-kind automobile consignment facility. We’re talking about the Classic Auto Mall in Morgantown, Pennsylvania.
Meet Stewart Howden, president of this world-class vehicle consignment house nestled in Southeastern PA. You’re about to learn all about the 336,000 square foot, climate-controlled building that can house 1,000 for-sale vehicles under nearly 8 acres of roof!
Grab your checkbook, call the bank, secure the loan – it’s time to go classic car shopping. So…..
March 19, 2019
Mike Both: Mechanicsburg Mopar
Today, you will meet local car guy Mike Both from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Yes…there is a town near Carlisle that was originally named for many of its residents being car mechanics. Truth -- check it out!
Anyhow…back to this week’s episode: Do you remember riding in the back of a convertible, cruising with your parents or friends? Well, within this episode, you’ll learn how Mike has made great memories with his kids as they cruise with “Dad” in the family’s 1966 Dodge Polara 500 convertible. And, you’ll learn about his former 383 cubic inch Barracuda and even a workhorse VW Rabbit Diesel that was his first ride.
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!