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Here is the podcast from two guys who have knowledge and love of the automotive industry and anything car related. Eric Stahl and Daryl Scott. Every episode is chock full of hard hitting world, national and local news. We also feature segments off the beaten path from other shows... "Cars of the weak", where we open up our virtual checkbook and mentally purchase our favorite vehicle for sale on Craigslist, Bring a Trailer or any other online selling portal. Sometimes we break into song … Continue Reading >>
Here is the podcast from two guys who have knowledge and love of the automotive industry and anything car related. Eric Stahl and Daryl Scott. Every episode is chock full of hard hitting world, national and local news. We also feature segments off the beaten path from other shows... "Cars of the weak", where we open up our virtual checkbook and mentally purchase our favorite vehicle for sale on Craigslist, Bring a Trailer or any other online selling portal. Sometimes we break into song with Carlo Goshen... Or have a "Moment of Musk", were Eric gives us the rundown of the current doings of a Mr Elon. Daryl's "Riffing Zone", where we dig into our inner "get your ball off my lawn" and find something to complain about. We record a few times a month and love feedback. Be sure to contact us with any questions or comments that we can talk about on the show. << Show Less
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Episode 66 – Hot Seats and Diesel Cheats http://throwinwrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/TW-66.mp3

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not the Autopodcast that and lets Gabe and Daryl prattle on about one dudes garage… this time.
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…

More German emission woes
Flaming Hyundai’s: Oh my!
Two-way traffic is coming back to Peoria, Illinois

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Fort&#8217;s Toyota of Pekin


Gabe Casey





Projects
Eric may be selling everything. If anyone needs a nice MkIII Supra or a 4Runner, hit him up.
Daryl is knee-deep in Caddy interior restoration and liking it. Once that&#8217;s done, it&#8217;s time to focus on the mechanicals for a change and get this old girl running again.
News
International News
Mercedes-Benz Starts Trial In Class Action Suit over Diesel Tests
Source: NADA
Mercedes-Benz went on trial on Tuesday in a class action-style lawsuit that alleges that the German carmaker knowingly manipulated diesel-emissions tests by installing defeat devices.
Germany&#8217;s largest consumer protection group, the VZBZ, accused the carmaker of installing devices in its GLK and GLC SUV models that in tests made it appear the vehicles produced lower pollutant levels than they actually did in traffic.
BMW is now charging $18 per month for heated seats in some countries
Source: Business Insider
Imagine for a moment you&#8217;re the proud owner of a brand-new BMW 5 Series. One chilly morning, you try to flip on your luxury sedan&#8217;s heated seats and&#8230; nothing. Your frigid rear end sees no relief.
This scenario isn&#8217;t out of the question. BMW is now selling heated seats — and some other basic features — as a monthly subscription in certain countries. Owners who don&#8217;t pay up won&#8217;t get access, even if their car came with all the necessary hardware from the factory.
The move comes as car companies push to make more money from the software in their vehicles. Through subscriptions and the like, automakers intend to generate a steady stream of revenue (tens of billions per year, some say) that continues long after a car is made and sold.
A handful of car websites noticed this week that heated seats and a heated steering wheel popped up as monthly subscriptions on BMW&#8217;s South Korea site. (It appears they&#8217;ve since been removed.) The Verge spotted the features on the menu for BMW owners in Germany, the UK, South Africa, and New Zealand.
The heated seats cost around $18 per month, with additional options for 1-year, 3-year, and unlimited terms. A heated
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Episode 66 – Hot Seats and Diesel Cheats http://throwinwrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/TW-66.mp3

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not the Autopodcast that and lets Gabe and Daryl prattle on about one dudes garage… this time.
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…

More German emission woes
Flaming Hyundai’s: Oh my!
Two-way traffic is coming back to Peoria, Illinois

Our Sponsors




Fort&#8217;s Toyota of Pekin


Gabe Casey





Projects
Eric may be selling everything. If anyone needs a nice MkIII Supra or a 4Runner, hit him up.
Daryl is knee-deep in Caddy interior restoration and liking it. Once that&#8217;s done, it&#8217;s time to focus on the mechanicals for a change and get this old girl running again.
News
International News
Mercedes-Benz Starts Trial In Class Action Suit over Diesel Tests
Source: NADA
Mercedes-Benz went on trial on Tuesday in a class action-style lawsuit that alleges that the German carmaker knowingly manipulated diesel-emissions tests by installing defeat devices.
Germany&#8217;s largest consumer protection group, the VZBZ, accused the carmaker of installing devices in its GLK and GLC SUV models that in tests made it appear the vehicles produced lower pollutant levels than they actually did in traffic.
BMW is now charging $18 per month for heated seats in some countries
Source: Business Insider
Imagine for a moment you&#8217;re the proud owner of a brand-new BMW 5 Series. One chilly morning, you try to flip on your luxury sedan&#8217;s heated seats and&#8230; nothing. Your frigid rear end sees no relief.
This scenario isn&#8217;t out of the question. BMW is now selling heated seats — and some other basic features — as a monthly subscription in certain countries. Owners who don&#8217;t pay up won&#8217;t get access, even if their car came with all the necessary hardware from the factory.
The move comes as car companies push to make more money from the software in their vehicles. Through subscriptions and the like, automakers intend to generate a steady stream of revenue (tens of billions per year, some say) that continues long after a car is made and sold.
A handful of car websites noticed this week that heated seats and a heated steering wheel popped up as monthly subscriptions on BMW&#8217;s South Korea site. (It appears they&#8217;ve since been removed.) The Verge spotted the features on the menu for BMW owners in Germany, the UK, South Africa, and New Zealand.
The heated seats cost around $18 per month, with additional options for 1-year, 3-year, and unlimited terms. A heated
Episode 65 – The Collection Grows http://throwinwrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/TW-65-FINAL.mp3
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Welcome to the automotive podcast that has to “collect them all”.

On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…

Rivian is poised to take over the title of King of SUVs.
Russia goes old school by bringing back the classic Lada. What’s next? Bringing back the cold war?
Learn why Kanye West wants to sell you a car built of foam!

All that and more on this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches.
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Shoutout to Summer Stahl and the entire Stahl family as she continues her cancer recovery journey.
We love you, Summer!!! 
What We Almost Bought VS What we Actually Bought

Almost Bought
Gabe: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and a 35-foot sailboat.
Daryl: 1970 Chevrolet Nova and a 1971 Fiat 124 spider.
Actually Bought
Gabe: 1991 BMW 325i Convertible and a late 1960s Sierra Trail Boss 6&#215;6.
Advantage: Gabe Casey.
Projects
Gabe: I&#8217;m rebuilding carburetors for the new project, and got the Mikuni carbs for the 1971 BMW R50. I had to cut the stock air returns to make them fit, and next I&#8217;ll need to sort out throttle cables and tune everything. Then we&#8217;ll be back on the road.
I&#8217;m still waiting on tires and tubes for 1927 Chrysler roadster.
Oh, and more projects have arrived… so there&#8217;s that.

@throwinwrenches After a quick carb rebuild and some fresh gasoline, and this old Chevy is now ready for a road trip to the big city. Fill&#8217;er up! #TremontOilCompany #1932Chevy #stoveboltsix #VintageChevrolet #StoveboltSix #CarterCarburetor ♬ It&#8217;s De-Lovely – Cole Porter


Daryl: I&#8217;ve been having carburetor rebuild adventures on a friend&#8217;s 1932 Chevrolet Conderate Coach, but I finally got it done! I also am nearly ready to re-install the Caddy interior now that it’s not filthy. I&#8217;ll be so glad to move on to the engine, fuel, and brake syst
Episode 64 – Regan Rebooted http://throwinwrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/TW-64-LowRez.mp3

Welcome to the automotive podcast that always buys the extended warranty.
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…

Ford scales back production in the Midwest during the summer months.
Volkswagen has a spark of genius with a familiar model name coming back to life.
Elon waxes poetic while predictions of his future wealth reach deep into the stratosphere.

All that, plus we welcome our friend Regan back for a special 4-time appearance!
Keep in Touch!
Join in on the fun of the show, just email us at info@throwinwrenches.com or post a review on iTunes to be heard around the world!
About Our Guest  
You may hear him rumbling down the road in his “new” model A hot rod pickup, What drives this man? Clearly to take the title or the most frequent guest on the Throwin Wrenches, as he is now tied with Mr. Casey at 4. Soon to be the king of both the podcast, boats, and Toyota knowledge, Mr. Regan.
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Thank you!



Feedback 
We&#8217;re hearing lots of support for Eric and the Stahl family. As you know, they are walking through some heavy stuff right now, but your kind comments and encouragement mean so much.
Bottom line: Keep it coming, it’s working! 
You can learn more about their current battle at PlanetStahl.com and support them here if you&#8217;re so inclined. Thank you, and we all wish the Stahls continued good vibes and the very best in the coming weeks.
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Ford Scaling Back Production This Summer
Source: The Detroit Bureau
Ford is preparing to trim production at four big assembly plants this summer in Chicago, Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas City, according to a memo circulated to hourly employees at the company’s Chicago Stamping plant, which feeds part to all four plants.
“Chicago stamping will be implementing a week-to-week temporary starting Monday, June 20. The temporary layoff will continue Sunday, September 11 with the plan to return to full-scale production on Monday, September 12,” according to copy of the memo reviewed by thedetroitbureau.com.
The memo offers employees the opportunity to volunteer for temporary layoffs, which could extend through the summer months. The temporary layoff is likely to appeal to employees with school-age children who are off from school.
These layoffs come as part of the company’s Ford + Turnaround restructuring Plan. The plan aims to gradually restructure to phase int
Episode 63 – The Birthday Boys https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW-63-FINAL.mp3

Welcome to the Autopodcast that always takes the cake. Birthday cake, that is. 
Daryl and our friend Gabe Casey just celebrated birthdays one day apart this month, and their present to you is this special edition of Throwin&#8217; Wrenches Podcast. Sorry. Not sorry.
You could say Daryl and Gabe are twin sons of different mothers. They both appreciate quality automobiles, such as first-generation Volkswagen Rabbits and Toyota trucks. They also appreciate giving Eric a hard time every chance they get.
Thinking of the Stahl family.
Well folks, this week we decided to save the jokes for the Patreon Preshow and we went in-depth on why we should be nice to Eric (at least for a little bit.)
In all seriousness, there&#8217;s a lot going on in Eric&#8217;s part of the world these days, and you can read all about it at his website, PlanetStahl.com. While this automotive podcast means a lot to him, we know that his effort is best spent with his family at this time. He is a devoted father and husband and our thoughts and prayers are with him and the Stahl family at this time. We know he&#8217;ll be back soon once things settle down.
In the meantime, if you&#8217;d like to support Eric and the Stahl family, please click the link below.



Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It truly means a lot.
On this episode…  

We go back to the future and re-discover the DeLorean Motor Company
Learn why your next Nachos Bell Grande might come firing down a bank tube.
Speaking of gas, we learn which states have the priciest petrol in all the land.

Guest Host: Gabe Casey
For those who grew up watching Johnny Carson, you’ll recall a few times when folks like Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers or Jay Leno filled in from time to time. Well, this week, our guest host’s chin actually grew larger and he bought a few hundred more cars to channel his inner Jay Leno. I guess that means he’ll get the permanent gig someday?
He’s the guest host with the most… toys that is.
He’s Gabe Leno. 
I mean Casey! He&#8217;s Gabe Casey. 
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Feedback 
Everyone should have their stickers. If we suck and forgot you, let us know. We’ll make it up to you, we promise. Hit us up at info@throwinwrenches.com or message us on Facebook.
Projects
Gabe&#8217;s 1927 Chrysler roadster is getting new tires and tubes this summer.  Oh, and he bought another BMW R5
Episode 62 – Jason Daily Interview https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW_62_Full_Show.mp3

The Autopodcast that is always bringing you new guests! In fairness, we also bring you old guests&#8230; but that&#8217;s not the point. 
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches:

We bring on a trained racecar driver… but he is not The Stig.
There are other cool things in Illinois besides Rivian. Sixteen of them, in fact.
We are going to talk SCCA racing. Lots and lots of SCCA Racing!

As always, thanks for listening to this show. If you&#8217;d like to join in on the fun or tell us what you think of this episode, email us at info@throwinwrenches.com or post a review on iTunes to be heard around the world and make Eric a happy camper.
Just like Catlin did this past week.

Thanks, Catlin! We&#8217;re happy to help enable folks to add more cars and trucks to their collection.
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Fort&#8217;s Toyota of Pekin
Sales: (866) 984-0593
Service: (877) 968-7204

Gabe Casey
Gabe&#8217;s Garage
And an all-around swell guy

Driven Insurance Agency
Email
(309) 270-2103



About Our Guest: Jason Daily

When he&#8217;s not busy running an insurance agency or being a Dad, Jason likes to spend time fishing. When he&#8217;s not connecting with nature on a peaceful lake somewhere, he can also be found behind the wheel of his Nissan 350Z. It&#8217;s not your average commuter car. No, sir&#8230; this Z is prepared for the autocross circuit. It&#8217;s a wicked machine that commands respect.
Jason&#8217;s mild manners and chill demeanor hide the fact that he&#8217;s an ice-cold, corner-carving competitor when it comes to motorsports. And he has the hardware to back it up.
Eric and Daryl invited Jason onto the program to talk about how he got into autocross, and learn more about his passion for getting new drivers into the sport. We also preview some of the events that the Central Illinois Region of the Sports Car Club of America has planned for the 2022 season. There&#8217;s also talk of Jason&#8217;s involvement in a certain Fort&#8217;s Toyota GR Supra track car that many listeners are already familiar with. You&#8217;ll want to catch the entire interview for all of the details.
Feel free to reach out if you&#8217;re interested in getting involved with the CIR SCCA as a volunteer or participant in some of the local events. You&#8217;ll be glad you did!

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Episode 61 – Gabe Gets a Motorcycle https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW_61_Final.mp3
The Autopodcast that knows the waiting is the hardest part. (At least that&#8217;s what Tom Petty used to say. )
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…
Gabe Casey&#8217;s 1955 BMW R50 is a work of art. It also happens to be a fully functional motorcycle. Look for it out and about this season across central Illinois.

Nissan pushes back the release date for their next-generation Z-car.
Want Android Auto in your Ford? You’ll have to wait longer.
The C8 Corvette gets electrified next year. Does that require a special pair of New Balance shoes?

As always, we thank you all for listening.  To join in on the fun of the show, just email us at info@throwinwrenches.com or post a review on iTunes to be heard around the world!
Special Guest: Gabe Casey
If you don’t know our most frequent guest (yes, he’s now officially earned that title), you may see him motoring through your town in one of his unique trucks, automobiles, or motorcycles. Some have the steering wheel on the right, some on the left. Some have wooden wheels, others have alloys. You may even see him on his newly-acquired 1955 BMW R50 motorcycle, which is probably the coolest thing on wheels to come out of Bavaria since the pretzel. 
Gabe was gracious enough to let us record in his studio and show his vintage bike and his 1983 VW Rabbit Cabrio, which will be a summer cruiser with plenty of Mk1 GTi parts and aftermarket suspension goodies already installed on it. It was quite the score, and it may even make an appearance on an autocross course because one can&#8217;t help but toss a first-generation Rabbit into some corners.
Gettin&#8217; Frunky with Rivian

Gabe also explains why he&#8217;s bullish on Illinois&#8217; own EV manufacturer, Rivian. We talk about the company&#8217;s current offering, and why he believes they&#8217;re primed for something really big in the coming years. He also likes how much fun the R1T is to drive on a daily basis.
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National News
Carvana Revamps $3.3 Billion Junk Bond in Effort to Lure Buyers
Source: Bloomberg
Photo Credit: Elephanthunter / Wikimedia Commons CC by 4.0
Used-car retailer Carvana Co. is restructuring a multibillion-dollar junk-bond offering as it struggles to attract investors despite double-digit yields.
The company dropped a $1 billion preferred-equity chunk and increased the debt portion by the same amount to a total of $3.275 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. It also added a bankruptcy make-whole provision, a type of safeguard that pays creditors a fee should the company re
Episode 60 – Rubber Ducks and Semi Trucks

Welcome to the automotive podcast that’s got us a convoy!
https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW_60_final.mp3
On this episode of Throwin’ Wrenches…  

How will the way we buy cars change the coming years?
Formula One racing comes to Sin City! 
We pay tribute to the “Rubber Duck”, who gave us the trucker’s anthem for the CB-radio era.

As always, we appreciate your support. To join in on the fun of the show, just email us at info@throwinwrenches.com or post a review on iTunes to be heard around the world!
Sponsors




Fort’s Toyota of Pekin


Gabe Casey





PS: There will be some fun Throwin&#8217; Wrenches merchandise available for purchase very soon!
Stay tuned for updates. 
In the Spotlight
Eric was a featured guest on the premiere episode of Get in Her Lane, a new podcast hosted by Kathleen Kennedy and Shannon Withington. The series centers on women in the automotive industry, including diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Episode one is now streaming, and it features an engaging discussion about diversity and equity in the modern automotive industry.
We highly recommend giving this show a listen today. You can also follow Get in Her Lane on Instagram for the latest show updates.
Projects
Eric: 

Mysterious steering wheel problem in the tundra… since my son drove it this winter
Roadtrip USA.  Eric talks about his trip to the east coast during Spring break with the whole family.  More of that in the Patreon Preshow.  
I love my 1997 Tacoma… I might marry it!

Daryl:

sold his 1958 Plymouth after two weeks of Facebook Marketplace drama. It went to Iowa, where all is right with the world and people actually work on stuff.
Swap meet this weekend to sell more parts and then it’s full-time Caddy Daddy time until she runs. 

TWISM  This week in social media
Dude in NOLA booby traps his truck with a flash-bang after getting it broken into 8 times. (Viral video) 
Source: WWLTV- New Orleans 
After setting it up for weeks, Brendan Batt caught a thief in the act. The suspect broke the window and leaned into the car when a small explosion went off, startling the thief and sending him running. 
“It’s so frustrating and there’s nothing you can do about it,” Batt said. It’s the eighth time since January he’s had to replace the window in his truck.
The glass repair shop near his office knows him so well by now, Batt jokes that he doesn’t even have to introduce himself when he calls.
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TW 59.5 – Steve Brown Adventures https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW_59-5_Steve_Brown_Adventures.mp3

By now, you&#8217;ve likely heard of Steve Brown. We&#8217;ve been honored to have him on the show a few times over the years because he&#8217;s a lot of fun to talk to. While most of us talk about doing things like cross-country runs, flying airplanes or fielding a car at a 24 Hours of LeMons event&#8230; Steve just does those sorts of things.
The Flying Pistachio

So when we learned that Steve was going to run an old-school, 100-horsepower Saturn SL sedan across the country as part of the MustketBall Rally, we watched with anticipation as he prepped his rather unique race car.
Or should we say race cars. There were two. But that&#8217;s a long story. 
Speaking of stories, there was also a brief period of time when Eric *might* have been a co-driver on this fabled transcontinental run. That didn&#8217;t pan out for a few reasons. That&#8217;s also another story.
Come to think of it, these are GREAT stories that we&#8217;d rather discuss in this special interview episode. So we asked Steve to drop by to bring us up to speed (pun intended) on how his latest automotive marathon run transpired. We learned all of the gruesome details: Good, bad and ugly.
You&#8217;ll want to grab a beverage and enjoy our latest conversation with Steve Brown.














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Episode Highlights

Learn how to modify a Saturn for extended high-RPM cruising
Discover why you should always buy pistachio-green cars with low mileage
Get advice on how to properly identify suspension failures at high speed
Hear Steve&#8217;s tips for making the most out of your rental car experience

Connect with Steve
Steve&#8217;s always doing something amazing. Follow along and show Steve some love by giving @Cannonball GMC a follow
Episode 59 – Elon vs Vlad https://traffic.libsyn.com/thebeerreport/TW59_FINAL.mp3

Welcome to the automotive podcast that&#8217;s buying popcorn for the Elon/Vlad arm-wrestling match.
What&#8217;s that? You haven&#8217;t heard about such a thing?
Don&#8217;t worry, we&#8217;ll talk about it later in the show.
We&#8217;ve got a lot of news packed into this episode, plus a few project updates and Eric picks a Car of the Weak that&#8217;s straight out of a late 80&#8217;s music video. Hop in and let&#8217;s take a drive!
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Eric recaps his latest nightmare at the Illinois Secretary of State&#8217;s Office. Learn why you should avoid multiple transactions and/or the Roanoke office at all costs. (Full story in the Patreon Preshow) . He also talks about the importance of functioning brakes on his project Tacoma pickup, and why replacing innertubes on a wagon wheel isn&#8217;t for the faint at heart.  
Daryl just bought more old junk. He&#8217;s trying to sell some other old junk. This is a new concept since old stuff seldom leaves the Scott Auto Museum of North Peoria, but space is at a premium these days. Anyone need a &#8217;58 Plymouth? 
#TWISM  (This Week in Social Media)
Pete Davidson headed to space on Blue Origin craft
Source: AP News

Pete Davidson is heading to space. The “Saturday Night Live” star will be among the six passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos&#8217; space travel venture, Blue Origin.https://t.co/8Q8G6wIU1r
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 14, 2022

Pete Davidson is heading to space.
The “Saturday Night Live” star is among the six passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos’ space travel venture Blue Origin, the company announced Monday.
The launch is scheduled for March 23 and Davidson will be the third celebrity on a Blue Origin flight. William Shatner was on a flight in October, blasting off from West Texas and reaching a height of roughly 66 miles above Earth on the 10-minute jaunt.
The other passengers on next week’s flight are CEO and investor Marty Allen; Sharon and Marc Hagle; teacher and entrepreneur Jim Kitchen and George Nield, a former NASA manager who has worked to promote commercial spaceflight.
UPDATE:  3.22.22
Apparently, Pete can&#8217;t make it on this trip.  More on his replacement here. 
Headlines
Lithium-ion batteries are fueling the fire on a burning cargo ship full of Porsches (UPDATED)
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