Mod Talks Podcast with Eran Dahan

Mod Talks Podcast with Eran Dahan

By Mod Talks Podcast
Join Eran Dahan, Co-founder of DSG Performance as he takes you inside the world of automotive aftermarket culture, to meet the people who make up its rich mosaic. Each week, Eran will sit down with some of car culture’s biggest names, and personalities, for raw, and unedited one on ones. From trailblazing entrepreneurs, and industry professionals, to today’s taste makers, and content creators. It’s all here each week on Mod Talks.


Produced by Frank Maguire.
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Mod Talks Podcast w/ Chris Bickford - @chrisfri33
If you follow the DSG Performance Instagram, the name and IG ID should be very familiar to you. On this episode Eran welcomes DSG Brand Ambassador, Time Attacker, and Engineer, Chris Bickford to Mod Talks to talk about life, racing, and his growing stable of race cars over the years. And Chris tells us where his hashtag #buttstuff came from. All this and so much more on this episode of Mod Talks. 
46:00
June 30, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/ Anna He of TeamSGR
On this episode of Mod Talks, we experience a first. We diversify our guest roster with our first female guest, Anna He, Car culture OG, founder of team SGR, racer, driving instructor, and a woman who not only loves cars, but also played a major role in introducing other women to car culture, and the joys of driving and motorsports. Join us at the table while Eran and Anna sit down to discuss the legacy of SGR, team SGR's programs, her racing background, and the emergence and her first hand experience of simulation racing. All this and more! 
1:09:41
June 24, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/ Guest Jackie Ding
Most Time Attackers become famous for setting records, in this week's episode, our guest became an internet celebrity by crashing his car. Jackie Ding was not only one of the first people in the US to take delivery of the Supra, but he was the first one to wreck it. Jackie joins Eran this week, to talk Time Attack, GridLife, being a YouTuber and of course the infamous crash. Here we go!
47:20
June 17, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: RJ de Vera
On this episode Eran sits down with RJ De Vera, a name that has been at the centre of automotive aftermarket culture for close to 25 years. Most of world may know RJ as Danny Yamoto, the young Asian street racer playing Gran Turismo before the first race in the original Fast And The Furious feature film.  From his time on the silver screen RJ went on to become one of the industries most prominent and recognized industry thought leaders. He was the editor for Super Street Magazine, hosted MTV's "Trick it Out", built promo and giveaway cars for a number of Fortune 500 brands, built his own wheel brand, traveled the world, judged countless car shows, and now calls Meguiars, Inc. home as a member of its PR and Marketing team. We are going way back into the good old days on this one. Don't miss it!! 
1:06:35
June 9, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Dave Thomas
On today's show is Dave Thomas, freelance automotive journalist, joins in to speak about being a photographer and writer in the automotive world. Dave provides us with some valuable insights on what it's like work with some of most popular automotive publications and how to make it in this highly competitive space. Dave has worked with everyone from Speedhunters to PASMAG and is the founder of Stance is Everything.com and Swapsare everything.com
53:09
June 3, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Rajeet Dalal
When it comes to JDM culture, Rajeet Dalal is a name that resonates like the roar of Godzilla. With over 20 years of experience Rajeet has played a critical role in the meteoric growth of JDM culture here in North America. His company Masterminds has been behind and connected to some of the scenes most recognizable brands and personalities. Join Eran as Rajeet and him discuss JDM trends, parts, and even trade a few stories. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
1:01:51
May 26, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Sean Morris
You may have heard of this man, you may have not but Sean Morris has been behind some of the best jdm imports including the yellow GTR in Fast & Furious, in fact, he's been involved in nearly every sequel since! In our latest episode Sean & I get into the state of the aftermarket today vs the glory days as well as his thoughts on the automotive content we consume vs the old days. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
48:08
May 19, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Manny Ibarra
Manny is many things. In fact, Manny is many things to DSG. He's a member of the DSG Internship program, he's a photographer, he's a DSG Brand Ambassador but more importantly is a friend. Today I catch up with the unstoppable Manny Ibarra to talk about sponsorships, persistence and how nuts our time together was in Las Vegas this year.  Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
39:17
May 7, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Kunal Kelkar
The story that lays behind how we met Kunal is probably one of the most unique in DSG's history. About a week ago, we found a photo set done by this clever photographer in India. He took a toy Lamborghini, a treadmill, water in a spray bottle and a wire. Using these simple materials, he created photos that you can swear are an actual Lambo speeding down the highway on a rainy night. Of course, we had to share his work BUT we never expected the feedback we got. The post got so engagement, we hunted down Kunal and brought him on Mod Talks for a chat.  Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
25:39
May 1, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest Frank Maguire
One of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers is, “how do I get sponsored” Well, in this episode of Mod Talks Podcast, Eran and our guest, Frank Maguire are going to walk you through what works and what doesn’t.   Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
59:56
April 10, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Brian Monaco
In this episode of Mod Talks Podcast, Brian Monaco, designer of the KARMA widebody kits and DSG's GR Supra Widebody concept chats with Jason & Eran about his approach these iconic widebodies.  Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
37:56
April 1, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Martin Musial of AMS Performance
A few weeks ago, Some of the AMS Performance team flew down to the DSG HQ in Montreal Canada to feature yours truly in their Dealer Drop In Series. Their Founder, Martin came along for the ride and of course, sat with us for a chat on this new episode of Mod Talks Podcast.    Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
1:02:33
March 17, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Andrew Hoffman
On this episode of Mod Talks Podcast, we catch up with an old friend of ours, Andrew Hoffman. Andrew is going to be DSG's new video host and in this episode, you find out exactly why. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
1:03:28
February 17, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast: "The Curious Case of a GT-R"
This week on Mod Talks, Jason and I (Eran) delve into the curious story of 2 men and 1 GT-R. One of these guys kind of sounds like me too 🤔   Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
30:51
January 24, 2020
Mod Talks Podcast: "It's Pronounced BRID"
In this episode of Mod Talks Podcast, Jason and I (Eran) jump into the JDM Icon; Tanabe including SSR & Revel. My apologies for being a little lost and delirious episode but we still manage to spit out some little known facts about these guys.    Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
37:51
December 13, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Robbie Ferreira
In the latest episode of Mod Talks Podcast, Jason and I (Eran) talk about our experience at the 2019 SEMA Show and we do it with a very special guest: YouTube Sensation Robbie Ferreira. As you've likely seen, we've been collaborating with Robbie on his BRZ x Karma Build and this was his first trip to SEMA. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
58:36
November 22, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast: "What Goes Around Comes Around"
In this episode of Mod Talks Podcast, Jay and Eran talk about DSG's new partnership with youtube sensation Robbie Ferreira and his Karma Widebody BRZ Build as well as DSG's SEMA Show Field Trip. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
53:03
October 25, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Frank Maguire
On this episode of Mod Talks, our guest is actually a newcomer to the DSG Family. Marketing wiz and industry insider Frank Maguire has been all about aftermarket for over 15 years working with many publications including 0-60, Modified and PASMAG. He's been around for the highs and lows of the industry and in this episode, he gives us the nitty gritty on them. If that ain't enough, for the first time on Mod Talks, DSG Co-Founder; Sean Segal joins us as well.  Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
30:52
September 24, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: David Nazario
On the latest episode of Mod Talks, we chat with Brand Ambassador and Instagram sensation, David Nazario A.K.A @ooohralliart520. One of my cohost. Jason's first project cars was a Ralliart and after David tells us a bit about himself, his Ralliart and the future, Jason can't resist to have a Ralliart style d*ck measuring contest.  Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
43:22
August 27, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast: "Too Many Holes"
On the latest episode of Mod Talks, my Co-Pilot Jason and I (Eran) have lots of ground to cover including our installation of the Leg Sport Duckbill Wing for our DSG Project BRZ, what's behind the Supra craze and what you guys can expect over the next few episodes of Mod Talks. Let's do it! Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
52:42
August 7, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast: 32mm Philips Head
For the past few weeks, we've been making some serious improvements to the DSG Mod Talks Podcast. Not only have taken our sound to a whole new level but as you can see, we will now be doing video too! On this latest episode, Jason and I get into some of the latest & greatest things going on at DSG including our plans for phase 2 Devan Van Brunt's 700WHP Varis Final Edition EVO X. Hit play this is an ep you won't want to miss.  Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
42:40
July 26, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: David Boudreau
In episode 14 of Mod Talks, we've got another guest for you. Our good pal and customer, David Boudreau (that gorgeous blue Evo X you've seen Get The Look Series) was in town for a quick visit and we thought why not get this charming cat on the podcast. We talk about life in Nunavut, Canada, bear fights and the evolution of David's Mitsubishi Evolution. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
38:32
June 27, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast: "The Missed Episode"
About a month ago, my podcast comrade Jason and I recorded a podcast which we ended up storing for a later release. Well today's the day we share it with the world! In this episode, find out what our expectations were Pre Driven Show Toronto. We then take a holier than thou attitude and talk about why us modifiers know better than automakers when it comes to upgrading our rides. We're just too cool for school. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
49:39
June 20, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast w/Guest: Adam Gordon of PASMAG
In our big return episode of Mod Talks, we bring on Editor of PASMAG, Adam Gordon to shoot the shit about the perils of Las Vegas and new age digital media. Oh and we also talk about cars. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
34:00
May 24, 2019
Mod Talks Podcast: "Threat Level Midnight"
In this episode of Mod Talks, Jason and I (Eran) talk about the future of enthusiast cars and I, unbeknownst to Jason, decide to play a very dangerous game of Russian Roulette. Conversations with the automotive aftermarket world's most interesting people. Hosted by Eran Dahan.
36:58
May 15, 2019