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Motor Misfit Podcast

Motor Misfit Podcast

By Carlos Montolio

The Motor Misfit podcast is a show that motivates and inspires automotive enthusiasts to turn their passion for all things automotive into their career.

We interview automotive superstars and fellow motor misfits that defy the boundaries, work in the industry or launched their own business and are here to share their experiences and advise us how we can follow in their footsteps. Our episodes will surely provide you with the insight and tips you need to accomplish your goals

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Quinn Osha - Entrepreneur and Founder of Topmarq

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SEMASHOW 2022 - A Recap of This Amazing Event
SEMASHOW 2022 - A Recap of This Amazing Event
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we discuss and recap the SEMASHOW 2022. I give you guys my full account on this event being that it is my first time and go over all the good bad and ugly of the show. Check out the SEMASHOW 2022 on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and all other social media platforms. Also, visit the SEMA Show on their website at https://www.SEMASHOW.com  Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview
25:41
November 03, 2022
Quinn Osha - Entrepreneur and Founder of Topmarq
Quinn Osha - Entrepreneur and Founder of Topmarq
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we chat with a great guest, Quinn Osha from Topmarq. Quinn is the founder of Topmarq and an entrepreneur always looking for the next great business to create. He is an avid car enthusiast and was able to turn his passion for cars and mix it with his career in the technology field and thus Topmarq was formed. Today he takes us through his journey and shares some great advice. He also gives us insight into how you can structure yourself and create your own business in this industry. Check out Quinn and Topmarq on all the social media platforms as well as on their website at https://www.topmarq.com Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
45:15
November 23, 2021
Jen and Steve Carney from Carbon Wraps - Installers, Artists and 3M Certified Trainers
Jen and Steve Carney from Carbon Wraps - Installers, Artists and 3M Certified Trainers
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Jen and Steve Carney from Carbon Wraps in Orlando Fl. Jen and Steve are the Co-founders, Installers, and Artists at Carbon Wraps which is the #1 Rated Vehicle Wrap shop in Orlando for professional Installation of Vehicle Wraps. They are also 3M Certified Trainers so they give back to the community and share their knowledge with those wanting to learn. My chat with Jen and Steve was great, the insight and advice they provided on this episode was amazing and definitely worth every minute. Please check out Carbon Wraps on social media and on their website at www.carbonwrapsorlando.com. Also, check out Women of Wraps on Instagram as well as their personal pages. Lastly please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
49:41
November 08, 2021
Dan Hurlbert - YouTube Creator Of Normal Guy Supercar
Dan Hurlbert - YouTube Creator Of Normal Guy Supercar
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Dan Hurlbert, the creator of the popular YouTube channel, Normal Guy Supercar. Dan is also a Supercar consultant and the co-founder of Gated Six, who offers manual conversions for supercars. We had an amazing chat and he provided great insight into his world and also gave some awesome advice on how to get to your future goals. Please check out Normal Guy Supercar on social media and on their website at www.normalguysupercar.com. Also, please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
59:10
October 11, 2021
Mark Greene - Host, Founder, CEO, and Producer of Cars Yeah
Mark Greene - Host, Founder, CEO, and Producer of Cars Yeah
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Mark Greene from Cars Yeah. Mark is the CEO, producer, founder, and host of Cars Yeah which is an amazing automotive podcast where he interviews great guests and inspires automotive enthusiasts. My chat with Mark was great, the knowledge and advice he provided on this episode was amazing. He drops great value and after talking to over 1,900 guests on his podcast he shares incredible insight into how you yourself could also be successful. Please check out Cars Yeah on social media and on their website at www.carsyeah.com. Also, please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
57:23
September 20, 2021
Aug 23rd Podcast Update
Aug 23rd Podcast Update
I wanted to record this to let everyone know what is going on with the podcast. Some other things have taken priority so I have had to take a break this week and should be back in the next 2 weeks if all goes well. Thank you and please check out the site at www.MotorMisfit.com
08:22
August 23, 2021
Mike Chan - Founder of Acura Honda Classic, Service & Parts Director at Acura
Mike Chan - Founder of Acura Honda Classic, Service & Parts Director at Acura
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Mike Chan, the Service and Parts Director at Acura of Pembroke Pines and Founder of Acura Honda Classic. My chat with Mike was great and his journey is definitely one to listen to. He shares how he started at the bottom and had to grind his way to the top to get to where he is today. He also shares his wonderful insight on how he started the very popular Acura Honda Classic. Join us today on this awesome episode.  Please check out Acura Honda Classic on Facebook and Instagram as well as on their website at www.acurahondaclassic.com.  Also, visit out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
53:52
July 12, 2021
Juan-Jose Rebaza - CEO/Founder of ASAP Trading USA
Juan-Jose Rebaza - CEO/Founder of ASAP Trading USA
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Juan-Jose Rebaza from Asap Trading USA, the #1 company selling all performance, racing, and off-road automotive parts in Latin America. Juan-Jose is the CEO/Founder there and is the powerful force behind this Latin American movement. My chat with Juan-Jose was great, the knowledge and advice he provided on this episode was amazing. From all the obstacles he had to overcome to all the success he has had, he drops great value and shares some incredible insight with us. Please check out ASAP Trading USA on Facebook and Instagram as well as on their website at www.ASAP-Trading.net  Also, please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
51:55
June 14, 2021
Ed Bolian - CEO / Founder of VinWiki
Ed Bolian - CEO / Founder of VinWiki
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we chat with such a cool guy and guest that I've been wanting on the show for such a long time, Ed Bolian with VinWiki and CarTrek. Ed is the Co-founder/ CEO of VinWiki, Master Storyteller, and Lamborghini Enthusiast. Today he takes us through his journey and shares some great advice. He also gives us insight into what it took to start VinWiki and co-create the CarTrek series. This is not one to miss folks, Ed drops so many value bombs that it was hard to pick one phrase for the words of wisdom. Check out Ed, VinWiki and CarTrek on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and all other social media platforms. Also, visit the VinWiki website at https://vinwiki.com  Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
01:02:11
May 31, 2021
Ben O’Connor Jr. - VP of Sales & Marketing at Impact Racing
Ben O’Connor Jr. - VP of Sales & Marketing at Impact Racing
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we have a great guest on the show. Ben O'Connor Jr has built his sales career in the automotive industry and has years of experience. He is now the VP of Sales & Marketing at Impact Racing and has made an "impact" in the the automotive safety equipment world. Today Ben takes us through his start in the industry, his journey, and goes over his advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps. Please check out www.impactraceproducts.com for more information on their products. Also, please visit www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
51:15
May 17, 2021
Luke Munnell - Automotive and Motorsports Photographer
Luke Munnell - Automotive and Motorsports Photographer
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we have an awesome chat with automotive and motorsports photographer Luke Munnel! Luke is a great guy and an amazing photographer. His content is top notch and you definitely need to check out all his work. From working at big name print magazines, to leading Mazda's marketing initiative, to now providing excellent photographs for motorsports, Luke is someone we can learn alot from. He will take us through his journey and gives us advice/insight into what he did to break into the industry. Check out Luke and his incredible content on Instagram, and all other social media platforms. Also, visit his website at www.LukeMunnell.com   Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
57:18
May 03, 2021
Bassem Girgis - Senior Editor in Chief at Dsport Magazine
Bassem Girgis - Senior Editor in Chief at Dsport Magazine
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are chatting with Bassem Girgis from Dsport Magazine! Bassem is an great guy that is always happy to talk about cars! He will show us how he was able to follow his passion and get into a field that he loves. Bassem takes us through his journey and gives us awesome advice and insight.  Check out Dsport Magazine on Instagram, and all other social media platforms. Also, visit their website at www.Dsportmag.com  Please also check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
59:16
April 19, 2021
Brian Wagner - Senior Associate Editor at Dragzine
Brian Wagner - Senior Associate Editor at Dragzine
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Brian Wagner from Dragzine. Brian is the Senior Associate Editor and Dragzine is the number 1 source for online drag racing content. My chat with Brian was great, the knowledge and advice he provided on this episode was amazing. He was able to transition his career from the legal industry to follow his passion in the drag racing and automotive industry. Brian is now doing big things and is a content creator, podcaster, writer, editor, interviewer, crew chief and racer. He drops great value and shares incredible insight into how you could do this yourself. Please check out Dragzine on Facebook and Instagram as well as on their website at www.dragzine.com. Also, please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
48:50
April 05, 2021
Dave Davis - Marketing Manager at Anderson Composites
Dave Davis - Marketing Manager at Anderson Composites
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are speaking with Dave Davis from Anderson Composites.  Dave is the Marketing Manager at Anderson Composites who develop and manufacture high quality carbon fiber and fiber composite parts for your late model domestic vehicle.  Dave is a great person to speak to as he has been in the aftermarket automotive scene for years and has much knowledge to share. We talk to him today about his story and  journey on how he sculpted his path to Anderson Composites. Please check out Anderson Composites on Facebook and Instagram as well as on their website AndersonComposites.com. Also, please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
55:60
March 22, 2021
Krista Baldwin - NHRA Dragster Pilot and Creative Director
Krista Baldwin - NHRA Dragster Pilot and Creative Director
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are kicking off International Women's Month and talking with Krista Baldwin a top fuel dragster pilot and creative director at Mcleod Racing and FTI Performance.  Krista is an awesome person with a huge drive and incredible insight into the automotive industry. Scrapping her way up to reach her long standing goal of NHRA stardom to marketing and running creative processes in the racing world she is a great person to learn from. We talk to her today about her journey and come up in the racing scene as well as how she became the creative director for a top race team. Please check her out on social media under KristaBaldwinRacing and watch her first NHRA top full race at the Gator Nationals this coming weekend. also, check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
47:00
March 08, 2021
Jay Payson - Director of NA & Domestic Sales at HP Tuners
Jay Payson - Director of NA & Domestic Sales at HP Tuners
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are chatting with Jay Payson from HP Tuners! Jay is an awesome guy! He has been in this business for years and really knows where the automotive industry is going in the future. He has a long track record of breaking stuff but then fixing and improving them. He has an awesome story and car ownership history. Jay takes us through his journey and gives us phenomenal advice and insight.  Check out HP Tuners on Instagram, Facebook, and all other social media platforms. Also, visit their website at www.HPTuners.com  Please also check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
59:16
February 22, 2021
Ian Lehn - Engineer, Entrepreneur, Owner & President at BOOSTane
Ian Lehn - Engineer, Entrepreneur, Owner & President at BOOSTane
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are chatting with Ian Lehn from BOOSTane! Ian is an amazing person! He started BOOSTane as a project for his mechanical / chemical engineering degree and tested the formula on motorsport boats in Central America before releasing it into the automotive performance scene. BOOSTane is now a leader in performance fuel additives and they have proven their product with outstanding results. Ian takes us through his start, his journey, and gives us some great advice and words of wisdom.  Check out BOOSTane on Instagram, Facebook, and all other social media platforms under BOOSTane and BOOSTaneworld. Also, visit their website at www.BOOSTane.com  Please also check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
53:56
February 08, 2021
HondaPro Jason - Honda Advocate, YouTuber, and Content Creator!
HondaPro Jason - Honda Advocate, YouTuber, and Content Creator!
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we chat with one of my personal favorite YouTubers, HondaPro Jason!  Jason is world famous with his YouTube channel and all the amazing Honda content he shares. He is a true Honda Advocate and has spent his whole automotive career helping people see how fantastic Hondas are and showing his passion for the brand. Jason takes us through his journey on becoming the Honda Pro as well as giving us some great advice and words of wisdom. Check out Jason on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook Twitter, and all other social media platforms as HondaProJason. Also, visit his website at HondaProJason.com #intheknow Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview.
56:03
January 25, 2021
Gabe Watson - Owner and Head Fabricator at Rampage Fabrication & Design
Gabe Watson - Owner and Head Fabricator at Rampage Fabrication & Design
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we are talking with Gabe Watson the owner and Head fabricator at Rampage Fabrication and Design. Gabe is a great guy and great business owner with over 10 years of experience custom making performance parts for enthusiast vehicles. We talk to him today about his journey in making Rampage a leader in automotive performance and go over his advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps. Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview. 
54:60
January 11, 2021
Johnny Johnson - Director of Strategic Accounts at Dynojet
Johnny Johnson - Director of Strategic Accounts at Dynojet
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we have a fantastic guest on the show. Johnny Johnson is a Veteran in the Automotive and Motorsport industry and he is the Director of Strategic Accounts at Dynojet, the industry leader in performance enhancement products and tools We talk to Johnny about his start in the industry, his journey, and go over his advice to those who want to follow in his footsteps. Please check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more info on this interview. 
55:26
December 28, 2020
Chris Pimentel - Senior Engineer with the Toyota Accessory Design team
Chris Pimentel - Senior Engineer with the Toyota Accessory Design team
Today on the Motor Misfit Podcast we have my really good friend Chris Pimentel on the show. Chris is a Senior Engineer at Toyota with the Accessory Design Team. We will go over his journey into this awesome career in the automotive industry, dive into his car ownership experience, and he will give us some awesome advice. Please check MotorMisfit.com for more info on this episode.
51:06
December 10, 2020
SEMA360 2020 - Virtual Trade Show Event Recap/Review
SEMA360 2020 - Virtual Trade Show Event Recap/Review
On today's episode of the Motor Misfit Podcast I go over my recap and review on SEMA360 2020. This is SEMA’s virtualized trade show in response to a weird Covid infested year. I share my experience and bring you along for the ride. Check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more content!
41:27
December 01, 2020
WRX STI Car Review - Owner’s Perspective with Javi Pimentel
WRX STI Car Review - Owner’s Perspective with Javi Pimentel
Today we have my friend Javi Pimentel on the show and we talk about his ownership experience with his 2015 Subaru WRX STI plus some insights he has on other cars, especially off-road vehicles.
48:17
November 13, 2020
Daniel Pagan Interview - Journey to managing the top Porsche Collision Center
Daniel Pagan Interview - Journey to managing the top Porsche Collision Center
Today we have my friend Daniel Pagan on the show. We go over his journey in the automotive industry and his experience/story starting as an autobody collision tech to running the top Porsche certified collision center in South Florida.
47:57
October 30, 2020
My Failed Car Dealership Business
My Failed Car Dealership Business
On today's episode of the Motor Misfit Podcast we discuss my failed automotive business attempt to become a car dealer / car flipper. I go over my story, what went wrong and right, and lastly talk about the lessons I learned. Check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more content!
38:14
October 16, 2020
Car Photography business failure, future of the podcast, Nissan Z, Maserati MC20
Car Photography business failure, future of the podcast, Nissan Z, Maserati MC20
On today's episode of the Podcast we discuss a failed automotive business attempt and lessons learned. We also then discuss the future of the podcast and what to expect next. Lastly, I share my thoughts on the new Nissan Z and Maserati MC20. Check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more content!
35:46
September 29, 2020
Why I purchased 2 Civic Type R's in less than a year!
Why I purchased 2 Civic Type R's in less than a year!
On today's episode of the Podcast I am going over my journey and experience on purchasing two 2017 Honda Civic Type R's in less than a year and trading one in after only 9 months of ownership. Listen to the story on why and how this happened as well as my issues, arguments, and bad experience with a particular Acura dealership here in South Florida Also check out www.MotorMisfit.com for more content!
38:51
September 10, 2020
Camaro ZL1 Car Review - Owner’s Perspective with Williams P
Camaro ZL1 Car Review - Owner’s Perspective with Williams P
Today we have my friend Williams P on the show and we talk about his ownership experience with his new to him 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 plus some insights he has on other cars.
54:07
August 26, 2020
Audi TT Car Review - Owner’s Perspective with Jonathan L
Audi TT Car Review - Owner’s Perspective with Jonathan L
Today we have my friend Jonathan L on the show and we talk about his ownership experience with his new to him 2016 Audi TT plus some insights he has on other cars.
51:36
August 10, 2020
2017 Honda Civic Type R - 1 Year Review
2017 Honda Civic Type R - 1 Year Review
On today’s episode I give you a 1 year owners perspective review on my 2017 Honda Civic Type R. I daily drive it, I have tracked it, and I have modded it in the 14 months I have had it and I want to share my ownership experience with you.
39:07
July 17, 2020
Introducing Motor Misfit! Thoughts on the 2021 Lexus IS, 2021 TLX, and 2021 Mustang Mach 1
Introducing Motor Misfit! Thoughts on the 2021 Lexus IS, 2021 TLX, and 2021 Mustang Mach 1
The very first episode introducing the Motor Misfit Automotive Podcast! We go over our background, what to expect and what the future holds. We will also go over some new vehicles for 2021. The new 2021 Lexus IS, the new 2021 Acura TLX and TLX Type S, and lastly the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
37:42
June 29, 2020