The Exotic Car Podcast
By Stan Kaplan
Stan Kaplan and guests discuss exotic cars, racing, and more. I love all things automotive. Listen in as I discuss trends, news and chat with my friends from around the car world.
My conversation with Steven Kittrill about judging multi-million dollar cars and the challenges!!!
Steven Kittrell owns Veloce Valuations, LLC provides professional automotive appraisals, consulting, collection management & sales advisory. But what i am most interested in, is his part time gig as concours judge for some of the most highly collectable cars in the world!
February 6, 2019
Bisi of BISIMOTO is the mad scientist behind many of my favorite fire breathing monsters.
1000HP Honda Odyssey, twin turbo fire breathing Porsches, Hondas, Vipers... Everything this man touched captures the imagination of the car enthusiast, young and old. Bisi and I chat about were he came from and what drives him today.
January 7, 2019
J Ryan of the "It's Tonight's Show" podcast and @porschelife111 lets me into his studio for a chat.
J and Nicole Ryan, hosts of the "It's Tonight's Show" podcast, let me crash there studio for a chat and some life lessons. The Ryans are Porsche enthusiasts, podcasters, and pursuers of life. They can be found at @porschelife111 on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course Youtube. J and I had a thoughtful and engaging conversation on many things. This was one of those conversations where I can honestly say, I came out of it better then I went in. The Ryans have a unique perspective that I truly believe we can all learn from. If you enjoy our conversation and want to learn more, please show them some love. -Follow/Like/Share-
December 11, 2018
Jonathan Ward, best known for his company Icon4x4. We had an amazing conversation. Enjoy!
Jonathan Ward is more than the sum of his company and the brands that he leads. He is a true ambassador for all things car culture world wide. "The concept for ICON was born in response to the direction I had seen the collector market heading. As demands and expectations on classic cars grew so did the desire for modern performance married to classic styling. I not only took note, I took action. In 1996 my wife Jamie and I started TLC, now the nations leading Land Cruiser Service center, to provide sales, service, parts and restoration services to the Land Cruiser community. As our global reputation grew, I began to work as a consultant for Toyota, and TLC started developing special projects for Toyota ranging from outfitting vehicles for special events to, at one point, being asked by Mr. Toyoda to build three running and driving prototypes, which ultimately became the 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Our original prototypes paid direct homage to the Land Cruiser tradition, even more so than the exciting new FJ Cruiser. This design departure (from our existing prototypes) prompted the question, if I was to revisit the FJ40 design my way, how would I do it? The actualized results of a strong commitment to tradition, obsession with modern design, and unrelenting need to achieve performance excellence is what today is known as the ICON. This vehicle without peers, is built for a journey without boundaries. Starting with the FJ series, then the BR and TR, Jamie and I have continued expanding and exploring innovative designs on a wide variety of vehicles, and we have been blessed to find an audience that has not only appreciated our work but demanded more. Today the majority of our custom builds are two wheel drive vehicles, again with classic styling, modern performance, and timeless utility. Without the support of enthusiasts and patrons like you, such extreme expressions of design and function would never have been possible. Thank you for your support," Jonathan & Jamie Ward
November 26, 2018
Aaron Heck is the owner of Heckart Studios and the west coast business advisor for Pininfarina
Aaron Heck is President and founder of HeckArt Studios, a premiere feature film production company and branding agency based in Los Angeles, California. Heck produced his first feature film, Cheyenne, at age 23. He then put his talents to work in the advertising industry and built a number of strong brands, with particular successes in the competitive world of wine and spirits. Since founding HeckArt Studios in 1996, Heck has grown the company into an innovative and multi-award-winning agency, which specializes in brand ascension. From 1996 to 2001, Heck was also Director of Advertising and Promotions at F. Korbel and Bros., Inc., the largest and oldest producer of Méthode Champagne in the United States. In 2001, he was promoted to VP of Advertising, and oversaw Korbel Champagne, Korbel Brandy, Kenwood, Valley of the Moon and Lake Sonoma wineries, and launched the King’s Ransom, Madrone and Pinafarina wine brands. In 2008, Heck left F. Korbel and Bros. to focus on exclusively on HeckArt Studios. Over the preceding decade, Heck had established himself as an accomplished and in-demand still photographer and commercial director. His work in product and fashion photography and advertising led him back to feature film production and into cinematography. As a cinematographer, Heck sought out master directors of photography known for their skilled visual storytelling, and mentored under the likes of Gabriel Beristain, Adam Greenberg, and Vilmos Zsigmund, attaining his Master Class diploma in Budpest. HeckArt Studios is now a fully integrated production company, capable of taking any project, commercial, music video, or feature film through the creative development process, from initial concept all the way through to final delivery, including online color, and visual effects.
November 14, 2018
Professional sailer, amateur car restorer, all around good guy. Phil Toth stops buy for chat.
Phil is one of the most easily recognizable professional sailors from Southern California. Originally born in Brisbane Australia and with a background in rugby union, his power and 6’7” frame puts him head and shoulders above the competition. Toth's many years of international Olympic class competition have honed his helming and tactical skills. He worked closely with teammates in both the Star and Finn class to reach the top of the fleet. Phil has tens of thousands of miles at sea, and spends 280+ days on the water each year. His years of working as a sailmaker and rigger have given him the full set of skills needed to help any boat achieve the best performance possible. Phil’s vast experience and calm leadership have won many races both offshore and around the buoys. Phil regularly sails as a professional in many different classes including Etchells, Dragons, Melges 24, Melges 20, Farr 30, Farr 40, International 5o5, Finn and Star class as well as bigger boats such as Reichel/Pugh 60, Davidson 52, Dubois 65, and Andrews 63. He has had successes in 12 World and 4 European championships as well as the Sydney to Hobart, Chicago to Mackinac Island, TransPac, Giraglia Cup, Van Isle 360, and the 2011 Olympic test regatta in Weymouth, England.
November 10, 2018
Dustin Troyan is the man behind the world famous Supercar Sunday car show. What a cool guy!
Dustin Troyan is the President and Founder of the Motor4Toys Charitable Foundation, dedicated to helping children. He is the President of the Topanga Area Police Foundation and publisher of the Driven World magazine . He is also a Board Member of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs Foundation and He is the Founder and President of Connected Media Group LLC, a media-marketing business with a focus on the Automotive Segment. For the last almost twenty years, he has put on a weekly car show called Supercar Sunday in Woodland Hills, California. Dustin is an active community member, happily married with two daughters, and an aficionado of bright orange hats. He is the father of two daughters, Scarlett and Ava and happily married to his amazing wife Heather.
October 31, 2018
Mark Greene, host of the CarsYeah podcast calls in to chat about his love for cars and car people.
CarsYeah podcast is a 5 day a week show hosted by, Mark Greene. He is an incurable automotive enthusiast interviewing successful automotive entrepreneurs who live a lifestyle around their passion for automobiles. His guests include: Artists, celebrities, journalists, authors, concours directors, racers, designer, builders, and more. He takes you on their journey, get under the hood, and provide some inspiration. You can find over 1,000 shows on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Stitcher Radio, YouTube, Google Play or here on the Cars Yeah website Podcast pages. Don’t forget to subscribe and get your free Fill ‘R Up Book.
October 20, 2018
AJ Bleyer of Advent Films talks about his journey, combining cars and cameras.
AJ Bleyer should be looked at as only having one hand, because ever since the age of 13 he’s always held a camera in the other. By the time he had turned 21 he had risen to the position of Apple “Genius” with a myriad of Apple Certifications under his belt. His love for advertising and skilled technical abilities forged the perfect combination to start creating content. Trying to marry his two passions of cars and cameras, he began shooting automotive videos. His work quickly spread to luxury dealerships, and soon AJ began being known for his automotive work. At age 22 AJ left his job at Apple to pursue filmmaking full-time, and within a year was directing videos for elite car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Tesla and more. When he’s not working on movies or driving cars, AJ is either working on movies or driving cars.
October 3, 2018
Car collector Sean Lee talks about the Purist Group and how it began.
The Purist Group is a club of people who gather around there passion for cars, and helping children in need. A club member who is a teacher asked Sean for a backpack for one of her students. This year Purist Group will be donating 1700 backpacks, thousands of toys, shoes and blankets... If you are touched by Sean Lee's story and are in a position to help, please let me know. I will personally connect you.
September 28, 2018
24hours of LeMans driver Billy Johnson calls in to talk shop
Pro Racecar driver Billy Johnson talk with Stan about the artical he wrote for MotoiQ. We chat about racing, proper testing of aftermarket wheels as well as his love for cars and the challenges of racing at the highest level of motorsport.
September 19, 2018
Mike Kojima of MotoiQ blows our minds !
Stan and Thomas interview Mike Kojima of MotoiQ we talk about Race cars, Drift cars, and what's wrong with the world today... :)
September 5, 2018
T.E.C.H Interview with the amazing Tony Callas of Callas Rennsport!!!
Tony is best known for his efforts at LeMans with Porsche GT2 and GT1 racers of the 90s today he is the owner of Callas Rennsport a Porsche and BMW shop in Los Angeles known for extreme rare Porsche restorations and specializing in the 959 Supercar.
August 28, 2018
T.E.C.H 005. Best Motorsport in the world top 18
Second part to our 16 bracket shootout of the best Motorsport in the world.
August 20, 2018
The Exotic Car Hour 004. A little bit about us.
Thomas and Stan get a bit personal. Chat about their person backgrounds
August 15, 2018
The Exotic Car Hour 003 Supercar Sunday.
Thomas and I go to the local Supercar Sunday. Also we talk about the Playboy Mansion...😜
August 14, 2018
The Exotic Car Hour 002
Which is the best Motorsport in the world? Stan Kaplan and Thomas Hodges debate 16 global Motorsports in a bracket style shootout. Who will win?
August 5, 2018
The Exotic Car Hour 001
Latest automotive news and update with Stan Kaplan and Thomas Hodges
August 3, 2018
Talking Car Week with Thomas Hodges
If you are into cars at all, Car Week in Monterey CA is the top "Car Show" in the world. Exotics, worlds most expensive classics and everything in between...!
August 1, 2018
Share this with your friend when they ask you for advice on purchasing a car.
If you're tired of answering the same questions when it comes to purchasing or leasing a car from your friends neighbors and co-workers that know you to be knowledgeable send them this podcast... You're welcome 😉
April 23, 2018
New cars are amazing but automotive journalists need to cut the shit.
New cars are amazing but automotive journalists need to cut the shit.
April 19, 2018
Is the brand new car in your driveway garbage?
Modern cars are amazing but so heavy with technology that you have no hope of maintaining them 20, 30, 40 years.
April 18, 2018
What is your relationship with the service department
How do you decide between the Dealer and independent shop when servicing your car and what will service look like in the future.
April 17, 2018
What will the Auto industry look like in 10 years. And who will be first.
April 16, 2018