Today is International Podcast Day, and to celebrate, we asked “Engine Noise Podcast” hosts Matt and Jeremy to interview each other. 1A Auto is a proud sponsor of the podcast for car enthusiasts and DIYers.
We knew that Jeremy is a car aficionado, and Matt is a do-it-yourselfer who more recently became interested in cars, but it turns out there’s a lot we didn’t know about them!
Keep reading to learn more about the guys, and don’t forget to download and listen to “Engine Noise” episodes at https://apple.co/2L9E5TB.
Matt asks Jeremy
M: If you could only have one car for the rest of your life, what would it be?
J: This changes hourly, but right now, I’m thinking a 1973-75 Chevy Blazer, manual transmission, turbocharged LS swap, 35-inch tires, and a soft-top roof.
Why? Because it can go off-roading, it can be taken to car shows and events, it’s a convertible for fun times in the sun with the family, and it will be reliable and fast.
Actually no. I’ll choose a 1941 Willys with a straight axle and a single turbo 20B rotary. Or a ’38 V12 Zephyr.
M: Do you have a favorite automotive resource?
J: Old books. I absolutely love books from the early 1900s that are car-related. The automotive innovation during this time frame was unlike any time since.
There were literally hundreds of car manufacturers in the early 1900s in the US and all were desperately trying to figure out how to do it best. The whole era is really fascinating to me.
M: What have you been working on lately?
J: Building a garage to put my project cars in! I’ve spent the last 54 weekends building a garage myself, and I think I will be done in the next few weeks.
I cannot wait to work on rusty, mediocre cars again!
M: What is something most people don’t know about you?
J: I once hung a Cadillac Catera from a ceiling by accident… But that’s a story for another day.
M: What would you say is your ultimate car goal?
J: I think my ultimate car goal is to just have the respect of my peers for the automotive work I do and be able to share my automotive passion with others. The type of car doesn’t matter so much to me, but the craftsmanship and story behind it do.
Jeremy asks Matt
J: What is something most people don’t know about you?
M: I am very much into music. I have played the drums, bass, and guitar in two separate rock bands. I also occasionally play the piano (not very well). I have also been in 2 separate rap groups and done several solo musical projects throughout my years.
J: How do you spend your free time?
M: In my spare time, I am usually working on my fixer-upper house. When I am not doing that, I am editing and posting videos of me working on my house on my YouTube channel, “The Fixer.”
J: What have you been working on lately?
M: I have been working on small projects around the house, getting ready to remodel my living room/dining room.
J: Do you have a favorite podcast or YouTube channel?
M: I am kind of obsessed with watching bee removal videos. Seriously.
In particular, “JPthebeeman.” He will go to people’s houses and safely remove huge beehives. He tears apart inside walls, outside walls, rock walls, tires, etc. to expose beehives. He then finds the queen, captures her and moves her into a box along with the entire colony.
It’s really fascinating to watch.
J: What is your desert island album?
M: This one is really tough. If I had to pick one, I would have to say Sublime’s self-titled album… Or The Beatles’ White Album… Or The Essential Billy Joel compilation… Or License to Ill… Or Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde… Okay, I can’t pick one. Sorry.
New “Engine Noise Podcast” episodes drop on the 1st and 15th every month, with a little “Car News & Coffee” in between.