Shiny Side Up!
By Chris White
Shiny Side Up is a podcast dedicated to Improved Production motor racing in Australia. We talk to drivers, and discuss the cars, the racing, the rules, and the people who make the sport what it is. We discuss technical issues around making cars faster and more reliable, and the politics revolving around the category as well. Hosted by IP racers Mik Hazelton and Chris White, the podcast is generally unfiltered, but interesting. We hope you enjoy it!
Shiny Side Up! - May 2021
Chris and Mik are back for another episode, discussing Queensland Nationals EOIs, recent results, and the 2021 rule changes. Hope you enjoy!
May 23, 2021
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Season, Episode 3 - Chris Brown Interview
This week, Chris Brown joins us to talk about IP racing in South Australia, his first IP car (and a pretty famous one it was/is!), and the build and development journey of his stupidly quick AE86 Sprinter. Hope you enjoy it!
November 2, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Episode 7 - Dave Waldon Interview
In tonight’s episode, Mik and I are joined by two-time U2L National Champion Dave Waldon. We cover recent results and gossip, and Draw talks us through his history in the category, his various cars, and his so-far-unsuccessful efforts to advocate for the addition of the Eunos Cosmo to the list of eligible IP vehicles.
September 11, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Episode 6, PART 2
In this episode, we interview Drew Lawrence of Queensland. We discuss fantasy IP cars, Drew’s own cars (past and present), and much more!
July 20, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Episode 6 PART 1
In this episode, we speak to IPRA Queensland President Drew Lawrence about the 2020 (now 2021) Nationals at Morgan Park in Queensland.
July 18, 2020
Shiny Side Up! 2020 BONUS Episode 2
Another bonus episode! In this episode, Mik and I give further updates on our cars. Hope you enjoy!
July 12, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 BONUS Episode 1
This bonus episode was recorded on 15 April 2020. Mik and I discuss our COVID race car preparation and various other racing-related stuff. If you are interested in submitting footage, or providing feedback (as discussed in this episode), Chris's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and Mik's is email@example.com
July 12, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Episode 5
We are back! In this episode, Mik and I discuss recent news and upcoming events as racing restarts across most of the country. Enjoy!
July 10, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Season, Episode 4 PART 2
THIS IS PART 2 - PLEASE LISTEN TO PART 1 FIRST! We’re back! In this extended Part 2, we discuss ideas on how to get the most out of the COVID-19 break to improve your racing package.
April 6, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Season, Episode 4 PART 1
We’re back! In this episode, we cover recent news, and results in the opening rounds of the 2020 season (pre-COVID-19).
April 6, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 IPRANSW Season Launch - Graeme Watts Interview
This podcast is the final episode of a series of short interviews of Under 2L and Over 2L competitors in the NSW championship. Former state champion Graeme Watts is well known in IP, having debuted in 1998 in an RX3. He later raced an RX7, and more recently, has become known for his very quick S15 Silvia. Graeme is a club favourite and a hard racer.
April 3, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 IPRANSW Season Launch - Kurt MacReady Interview
This is the fifth in our series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Kurt MacReady is another one of our new breed of competitors from racing families in the IPRANSW championship. He debuted in IP in 2017, driving an U2L S13 Silvia. Since then, he has steadily improved his driving, and has further developed the car to the point where he has become a fixture on the IP podium, and one of the favorites to win this year’s U2L championship. Enjoy!
April 3, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 IPRANSW Season Launch - Shad Hassen Interview
This is the fourth in our series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Shad Hassen loves his rotors, and has recently bought his second rotary race car - a well-developed RX7. Hope you enjoy the interview!
April 2, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 IPRANSW Season Launch - Matthew Larmour Interview
This is the third in our series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Matthew Larmour is the newest member of a well-known IP family to don the race suit, and his insights gained from growing up around the category are fascinating. Enjoy!
April 2, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 IPRANSW Season Launch - Bob Jowett Interview
This is the second of a series of short interviews with IPRANSW personalities, recorded at the launch of the 2020 IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Former national champion Bob Jowett is a well-known character in U2L IPRA circles. We hope you enjoy this one!
April 1, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 IPRANSW Season Launch - Stig Richards Interview
This is the first of a series of short interviews with IPRANSW U2L and O2L competitors, recorded at the launch of the IPRANSW season at V-Sport in Arndell Park on 12 February 2020. Stig races the yellow RX7 turbo, and has been a fixture in NSW fields for the past few years. We hope you enjoy it!
April 1, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Season, Episode 2 - Paul Vuillermin Interview
In this episode, our interview with Victoria’s fastest taxi driver, Paul Vuillermin. Paul talks fantasy IP cars, his history in racing, the state of Improved Production racing in Victoria, and his future racing plans.
January 16, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - 2020 Season, Episode 1
We are back for 2020! For this episode, we are joined by Victoria’s own Paul Vuillermin to review 2019 season champions, and also review recent news in IP. Hope you enjoy the show!
January 15, 2020
Shiny Side Up! - NATIONALS RESULTS - 2019 IPRA Nationals, Baskerville, Tasmania - Final Day
We hope you enjoy this bonus Nationals update episode. Mik and I review the result of the final of the 2019 IPRA Nationals in Baskerville, Tasmania. Thanks for listening!
November 17, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - NATIONALS UPDATE - 2019 IPRA Nationals, Baskerville, Tasmania - Day 1
We hope you enjoy this bonus Nationals update episode, where Chris gives you his brief wrap-up of Day 1 action in Baskerville. This episode was recorded on 16 November, 2019. Thanks for listening!
November 16, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 9 - Ayrton Richardson
In this episode, we interview Ayrton Richardson from Tasmania. We learn about his history in racing, from karts to IP, and his exciting little 4AGE-powered U2L KE35 coupe. Thanks again for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!
November 10, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 8 - 2019 IPRA Nationals, Tasmanian Entrant Preview
In this episode, we are joined by Ayrton Richardson from the Hobart Sporting Car Club, who runs us through a review of the Tasmanian entrants for the 2019 IPRA Nationals in Baskerville. Thanks so much to Ayrton, and also to Brad Chick and Leigh Forrest who helped compile this information. Mik and I are even more excited about the Nationals now, and we bet you will be as well after listening to this episode! Hope you all enjoy it!
November 5, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 7 - 2019 IPRA Nationals Preview - Baskerville, Tasmania
In this episode, we are again joined by Andrew “Macka” McMaster for our preview of the 2019 IPRA Nationals. Hope you enjoy the episode! We are keen to hear from any interested Tassie locals who are familiar with local cars and drivers. If any locals are interested in coming on the show to share info on the local competitors, please make contact via the Shiny Side Up facebook page. Thanks for listening!
October 31, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 6 - Andrew “Macka” McMaster
In this episode, we interview NSW IP legend Andrew “Macka” McMaster. We talk about his history in racing, his “Cheap and Cheerful” satin-black BMW E30, and his fun, class-winning Bathurst 6-hour experiment with his friends, “the Daves”, in a Mazda 3. Hope you enjoy it!
October 27, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 5 - Zak Hudson Interview
In this episode, we interview 18-year-old Zak Hudson from Queensland, who has set the category on fire this year in his Phil-Laird-engineered RX7. Zak talks about his pathway through karting and Excel racing, which led him to Improved Production racing in March this year. He also talks us through his amazing car. Zak is a humble young guy who has been an amazing addition to IP racing! Keep up to date with Zak at his Facebook or Instagram pages, Zak Hudson Racing. We hope you enjoy this episode!
October 16, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - BONUS MATERIAL - 30 September 2019
In this short bonus episode, Mik and Chris discuss two IP cars for sale, new cars in the build, and upcoming racing dates leading up to the Nationals. Hope you enjoy.
October 5, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 4 - Gearboxes in IP
In this episode, another IP tech talk. We discuss gearboxes in IP, starting with the rules, and available options ranging from road synchro boxes, to dog gear sets in OEM casings, and on to 4, 5 and 6 speed Motorsport dog boxes. We also discuss the recent (unsuccessful) sequential gearbox proposal. Thanks again to Ashly Barnett from WA for joining us for this one. Enjoy!
October 4, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 3 - Ashly Barnett Interview
In this episode, we cover results in IP across the weekend of 28-29 September. We also have the privilege of interviewing Ashly Barnett, racer and all-around-great guy from WA. You can find more information on Ashly’s racing at barnettmotorsport.com.au or on his Facebook page, Barnett Motorsport. Also, if you’re interested, you can find “Riley The Rider” on Instagram and YouTube - what a riot! Hope you enjoy this episode!
October 3, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 2 (Tech Talk) - Oil Surge
In this episode, Mik and Chris discuss the causes of oil surge in race cars, and the potential solutions. Enjoy!
September 28, 2019
Shiny Side Up! - Episode 1 - September 2019
In this episode, we introduce the hosts (Mik Hazelton and Chris White), discuss Improved Production (IPRA) results so far in 2019 around Australia, discuss ideas for rule changes, cars for sale, new cars in the build, and upcoming racing dates in 2019. Enjoy!
September 27, 2019