Steve Rimmer, the owner of Dirtfish, shows Chris his impressive rally car collection. Take a tour around the world of rally racing and admire the character of the original racing cars. Also, Steve talks the history of racing, but this isn’t your high school history lesson. Come along for the ride on this episode of Dream Collections.

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Chris is sticking around Tacoma, Washington to check out Griot’s Garage and you won’t believe this car collection, plus their restoration shop, Griot’s Motors. From the Griot’s favorite family road tripper to the McLaren 720, and a special Porsche 911 S that made its way back home, there’s no shortage of cool cars to see. Did we mention the collection of vintage race cars?

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The Maserati Quattroporte V was developed while Ferrari owned the company, under the guidance of Enzo The Second, Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo.

It used a Ferrari-built V-8 whose sound was, thanks to a 2008 study, scientifically proven to increase sexual arousal.

This is just the beginning of its appeal — though, the Quattroporte wasn’t a home-run at first. Thanks to the Ferrari influence, it used a single-clutch automated manual transaxle called “DuoSelect.”

Automated manuals were, mercifully, a short-lived fad in sports cars, and in heavy luxury sedans, they worked even less well. Drive a Quattroporte 12,000 miles per year and you’re looking at $500 per month just in clutch wear.

Luckily, after FIAT took control of Maserati away from Ferrari, it re-engineered a huge portion of the car to fit a conventional 6-speed automatic. And the Automatica then gave the fifth-generation Quattroporte a chance at being the best-driving full-size luxury sports sedan of all time.

Which it became. Especially in Sport GT-S trim.

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Chris takes a tour of Gary McKay’s pristine car collection of American muscle in Tacoma, Washington. Gary showcases his prized Mustang Fastbacks, Camaro’s, plus a Mopar surprise. Chris also takes a look at Gary’s beautifully built Ridler car – check it all out on this episode of Dream Collections.

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Chris visits Dennis Varni’s car collection in San Jose, California to check out not one, not two, but three incredible custom car garages full of award-winning roadsters and automobilia collected throughout the years. Watch Chris climb in Dennis’ first Bonneville Salt Flats car and hear about Dennis’ record-breaking race in this episode of Dream Collections.

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This is an in-depth review of the 2022 Volkswagen GTI, delivered by a VW Fan with a close-up perspective on the previous Mk7 Golf.

The Mk7 GTI might have no bigger fan than Jason Cammisa — and in this episode of Revelations, he explains why he thinks it’s a better overall car than the new Mk8. This, after comically admitting that his house looks like a Volkswagen shrine.

Being a fanboy cuts both ways — it can mean blind adoration for a new car based on the previous version, or it can result in unrealistic expectations.

Perhaps both are true this time around.

The Mk8 is quicker than the Mk7 (we include testing results) but the problems start with cost-cutting and questionable decisions that seem to prioritize gimmicks over substance. Things like the overwrought exterior styling, GPS-blocking cell-phone holder, or worse — the fact that the interior accent lighting is infinitely color-adjustable, but there’s no illumination at all for the volume temperature controls; the two most-used secondary controls in any car.

At the end of the day, it’s the Mk8’s UX (User Interface) that lets the car down, not its inherent greatness. The GTI greatness — speed, capability, everyday usability, packaging, efficiency — is all there. It’s just covered in a layer of frustrating software and difficult-to-use capacitive buttons.

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Check out the ultimate in Shelby Cobra car collections on this episode of Dream Collections. Drew Serb shows Chris an amazing variety of vintage Cobras, talks about the history of Carroll Shelby and shares many of Carroll’s personal items from his shop collected over the years. If that wasn’t enough, Drew gives us an inside look at his garage where the magic happens.

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The second-generation Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86 are here, and we’ve driven the Toyota together with the 2022 Volkswagen GTI Mk8, a drag race against the venerable Mazda MX-5 Miata, and a surprise visit by a Porsche 944 Turbo.

This is a full track and road review of the new Toyota 86 and Mk8 GTI as you’ve come to expect from Jason Cammisa including loads of beautiful sideways slides, donuts, J-Turns, and — perhaps more importantly than anything else — perspective and insight.

Why is a rear-wheel drive sports car such a big deal? If the GTI is so good (and it is) why is the iconic sports car recipe always RWD? Is it just because of weight transfer and the traction circle?

Jason explores this and more — and comes to the conclusion that the Mk2 Toyota GR86 is the spiritual successor to the Porsche 944. You’ll have to watch to find out how and why.

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Chris visits “Garage Town” Arizona to meet up with Rich Fairservis and take in his immaculate collection of Muscle Cars. The shop is filled with fun cars to drive; Superbirds, Demons, pristine Muscle, and mind-blowing restomods and is designed as an epic tribute to the Texaco service station he worked growing up.

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Watch as Chris Jacobs meets up with Tom Malloy in Corona, California, explores his race car memorabilia, and dives deep into Indy 500 sports car racing history.

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