Rollalife Podcast: Episode 8

Wait no more! After a long long break we have finally emerged to start our summer season of episodes! In the time that we have been gone, multiple happenings have occurred like: Wes keeps getting sick, Turtle has a double entendre-fest with his distributor rebuild, and Reyson has been alive. In this lighter hearted episode Turtle tells us his saga of one man and a distributor rebuild, we fondly remember our best Toys R Us memories, and figure out what cars everyone from 80’s cartoon nostagia land would be driving to a hot 80’s car meet!

Rollalife Podcast: Episode 7

BEWARE! AE86 Christmas is under siege by dastardly lowlife car thief scum that strives to ruin our car human holiday season. In this very special Holiday Christmas episode, we step into the mind of the car thieves that have hit the bay area, and give actual helpful tips on how to not get your car stolen! In addition we cover the classic holiday topics such as: What if Michael Jackson was a car guy drifter? The value of a Toyota CHR, a serious discussion on 3rd brake lights, and how Turtle and Wes shared a precious moment on the touge. Join us for our year end episode, pop open that fizzy drink of choice of yours, and stare at your car out the window because the second walk away from it, it will be stolen.

 Fan of AE86s or automobiles in general? Join Wes, Turtle, and Reyson as they explore the wonderful topic of “Rollalife”. We plan to give you a peek into the various lives and personal stories of drivers, builders, and car enthusiasts. Rollalife is an ever growing term, catch a ride in our passenger seats as we take this drive.

Rollalife Podcast: Episode 6

The cast describes a time when they were able to see a Black Limited AE86 in person. Scary stories are also told. Special thanks to Cedu for telling us a scary experience.

Fan of AE86s or automobiles in general? Join Wes, Turtle, and Reyson as they explore the wonderful topic of “Rollalife”. We plan to give you a peek into the various lives and personal stories of drivers, builders, and car enthusiasts. Rollalife is an ever growing term, catch a ride in our passenger seats as we take this drive.

Rollalife Podcast: Episode 5

After a long hiatus, the Rollalife Podcast team is going to give you the episode you deserve. Here’s to 86 day!

Rollalife is an automotive podcast hosted by Reyson, Wes and Turtle, about their adventures as a corolla owner.

 

RollaLife Double Length Special!

Today, we have not one but two new episodes of the RollaLife podcast!

Ever wonder how it would feel like to sit around a fire pit with The Rollalife Podcast crew? Well.. get your marshmallows, wieners, and Susan Boyle manga! Let’s burn things for fun.

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Enjoy this extra long episode as we all take the journey to our chosen festivities. In this episode, we talk about how it is like being an American Corolla enthusiast visiting Japan.

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Rollalife Podcast: Episode 3

It is the end of the month and you know what that means….
A NEW episode of Rollalife!

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RollaLife Podcast: Episode 2

 

Hedgehogs are fast and so aren’t corollas. On this episode Wes changes out his pan-difficult bar and tells us how he first got his corolla. We ask the question “what is a carguy?” We also tell you a lot about Sonic fan art and vocal fry for some reason.

 

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RollaLife Podcast: Pilot

Fan of AE86s or automobiles in general? Join Wes, Turtle, and Reyson as they explore the wonderful topic of “Rollalife”. We plan to give you a peek into the various lives and personal stories of drivers, builders, and car enthusiasts. Rollalife is an ever growing term, catch a ride in our passenger seats as we take this drive.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels Ford Fiesta Drift Short

snowkhana5legohotwheelsIt’s Snowkhana 5!  This fun stop-motion short film has the Hot Wheels 1/64 scale die-cast car drifting around toy town.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady 2000

hotwheelsfairlady2000Lately Hot Wheels has been putting really cool JDM cars from the past and present at retail shelves.  As you can see from my picture, I’ve been collecting tons of Hot Wheels JDM-type cars.  Hot Wheels Car Designer Jun Imai talks his love for classic Nissan cars and creating the 1/64 diecast scale Nissan Fairlady 2000 for Hot Wheels.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Nissan Rogue One X-Wing SUV

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Photo: Invision for Nissan

Like the Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship, at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story red carpet event, Nissan also had their Rogue SUV outfitted to look like a X-Wing fighter.  The Nissan Rogue SUV was painted to look like the iconic X-Wing with jet engines and laser blasters fitted onto the sides of the car.  And to top it off, an R2 Droid sat on top.

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Frankie’s Garage: Hot Wheels X-Wing Carship

hotwheelsxwingcarshipHot Wheels is well known for some of their crazy and wacky car designs.  With the life-size build of the Star Wars X-Wing Carship, Hot Wheels also announced the 1/64 scale diecast model for their toy lineup.

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Frankie’s Garage: A Chevy Corvette Turned into a Mach 5

sppedracermach5The 1960s anime Speed Racer left an impression with this car fanatic and customizer Jerry Patrick.  His dream was to build the Mach 5 car from the cartoon.  What was once a 1994 Chevy Corvette has been chopped, sliced and converted into Speed Racer’s Mach 5.  The car uses fiber class for the shape and look.  The process takes about 3-5 months to build one.

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Frankie’s Garage: The SF International Auto Show

sfas1601Besides the throngs of Holiday shoppers in downtown San Francisco, the SF International Auto Show is happening also.  We check out the rides and other tuner cars on display at the show.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Hyundai Racing Hatchback

hyundairn30conceptHyundai will be launching their “M” division with their N performance brand of racing inspired street legal cars.  At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Hyundai unleashes the RN30 Concept.  The hot hatchback features a 2.0L turbo 4-cyclinder engine pumping out 374 horses.  Hyundai looks to compete with the likes of the Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST segments.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Mugen Civic Type R

mugentyperTwo words in the motoring world that are synonymous Mugen and Honda.  Inside Lane takes a drive in the Mugen tuned Honda Civic Type R FN2.  This just might be best hot hatch on the planet?

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Frankie’s Garage: Aston & Red Bull Hypercar

redbullastonmartinamrb001Red Bull making a car?  Yes, this F1 light-looking supercar is a team-up between Aston Martin, Red Bull and F1 star Adrian Newey.  Only 24 will be produced and will be delivered around 2018.

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Frankie’s Garage: Fiesta ST200 Hot Hatch

fiestast200The Fiesta gets another limited edition run from Ford with the Fiesta ST200 hot hatch.  This Fiesta gets 200 horses, upgraded suspension, performance brakes and the ST200 badges if you’re into that stuff.  Carfection reviews this limited run fast Ford hatch.

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Frankie’s Garage: Renault Alpine Vision Concept

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Renault’s new concept to road car with heritage from the A110 sports car.  EVO takes a first look at French automaker Renault’s Alpine Vision concept.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Honda Civic Rally Car

hondarallycrosscivicHonda is entering the world of rallying with it’s Civic Coupe.  The once-popular “Fast & Furious” pocket rocket Civic will compete in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) in 2016.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Quadrifoglio – M3 Sedan Rival

alfaromeosaloonrivalArriving into US shores this summer 2016 is the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.  This sporty luxury automobile looks to compete with the likes of the BMW M3 sedan and Alfa Romeo is hoping to sell lots of Giulia cars.  The front end maybe a “love it” or “hate it” look for car fanatics, but it is packaged with a twin-turbo V6 producing over 500 horses and has an adjustable carbon fiber front splitter.

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Frankie’s Garage: NISMO 400R!

nismo400rThis legendary street/track ready car was available to play in the first Playstation Gran Turismo video game.  Only 44 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R NISMO 400Rs were produced, making this a very rare and special kind of automobile.  Carfection takes a ride in this Godzilla.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Focus Black Edition

fordfocusblackeditionWhat is the Ford Focus Black Edition?  It’s not the hardcore Focus RS AWD or the peppy fun ST hot hatch.  It’s an affordable offering based on the Zetec S model with upgraded bits and parts with a mildly aggressive look.  The Black Edition features a 1.5L EcoBoost 180 horsepower engine and around 51mpg estimated.

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Frankie’s Garage: 2016 Ford Focus RS vs the World

fordfocusrs2016The flavor hot hatch of 2016 is the Ford Focus RS.  How will the new Ford Focus RS handle on track and the road against it’s rivals?  The challengers are: Audi RS3 Sportback, BMW M135i Auto 3DR, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes AMG A45, Peugeot 308 GTI, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Seat Leon Cupra 290 5DR and Subaru WRX STI.  Auto Trader takes a look at all these pocket rockets.

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Frankie’s Garage: “CAR Factory” at YomiuriLand Japan

gujjobalandIt’s time for fun rides at the YomiuriLand amusement park in Japan.  On March 2016, YomiuriLand opened a new attraction called Gujjoba aka Good Job Attractions, which is aimed at children about Japanese manufacturing pop culture.  It took about 7 years and $90 million USD involved to build the new attractions.  It features 4 factories:  Food Factory by Nissin Food Products, Stationary Factory by Kokuyo, Fashion Factory and for the car geeks – CAR Factory by Nissan.  Nissan Dashboard show takes us on a tour of the CAR Factory.

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