Garage Spiel

The Garage Spiel Podcast features interviews with shop owners, technicians and other movers and shakers in the auto industry, as well as technical repair tips for European cars.

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Garage Spiel - Mercedes Master Tech Joe Piojda

In this episode, the Car Commando talks about the state of the repair industry with Mercedes Benz Master Technician Joe Piojda, form Raleigh North Carolina.

Garage Spiel - Air cooled in New England

Air cooled in New England. In this episode we talk with with Stan Wohlfarth, the owner of Stan's Classic Service. Keeping it old school in New England, Stan Wohlfarth repairs, maintains and restores air cooled Volkswagens in his Natick Massachusetts shop.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Eight

Part Eight of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, Road & Track's Engineering Editor. In this episode Dennis talks about alternative sources of power and renewable energy, and considers the future relationship between the automakers and consumers. Plus, a bonus outtake from our interview.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Seven

Part Seven of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, Road & Track's Engineering Editor. In this episode Dennis talks about Federal Emission Level standards and where our current cars fit, and speculates on where we might get our fuels in the future.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Six

Part Six of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, Road & Track's Engineering Editor. In this episode Dennis talks about alternative power technologies and the issues surrounding ethanol.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Five

Part Five of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, the Engineering Editor at Road & Track magazine. In this episode Dennis talks about diesel hybrids and the issues surrounding clean diesel engines.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Four

Part Four of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, the Engineering Editor at Road & Track magazine. In this episode, Dennis talks about the origins of hybrid vehicles, and why the Japanese got a head start with automotive hybrid technology.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Three

Part Three of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, the Engineering Editor at Road & Track magazine. In this episode Dennis talks about some of the experiences that sparked his interest in alternative forms of power.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part Two

Part Two of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, the Engineering Editor at Road & Track magazine. In this episode Dennis talks about some of the fondest memories of his 30 plus year career at Road and Track magazine.

Garage Spiel - Dennis Simanaitis from Road & Track magazine Part One

Part One of our eight part interview with Dennis Simanaitis, the Engineering Editor at Road & Track magazine. In this episode Dennis tells us a little about himself and talks about his early days at Road and Track.

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