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Episode #79 (02/16/17) Tom Lieb of SCAT Enterprises and his Jimmy Shine built 29 Roadster
Matt D'Andria and Aaron Hagar take over the mics when Brad steps away during the Jimmy Shine Workshop Open House. They grab hot rodder and owner of SCAT Enterprises for an insightful interview.
Episode #78 (02/02/17) Jimmy Shine Workshop Party!
In this episode Brad, Matt and Aaron are live at the open house for the Jimmy Shine Workshop in Orange, California. While at the shop they talk with Jimmy Shine about his new shop, his history with So-Cal Speed Shop and his mentor Pete Chapouris. Next up Brother J.D. stops by to talk about his new show Wrench Wars that premiers on MAV TV, February 2nd. Finally Automotive Fine Artist, Ed Tillrock sits down for a chat and Aaron geeks out and dives into an in-depth discussion about pencil lead! In addition to all that there is Fox Body Talk with Matt and Aaron gets shanked by Jimmy Shine!! (It's OK he deserved it.)
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Episode #77 (01/18/17) Mini Bikes and Go Karts!
In this episode Brad Fanshaw and Matt D'Andria talk to Alex Keechle the CEO of Monster Moto. This company is revving up and reviving the world of motorized fun with gas powered and electric mini bikes and go karts, just like when you were a kid.
Episode #76 (01/11/17) Remembering Pete Chapouris
Pete Chapouris' mic went silent on January 6, 2017 when he unexpectedly passed away. Pete was our Co-Host, but more importantly he was our friend. In this very special episode Brad, Aaron and Matt each share thoughts about Pete. Then we share a rebroadcast from October 2015 when Shift and Steer turned the interview to focus on Pete Chapouris, his life, his accomplishments and what he loved.
Test Drive / Review
Recently we were handed the key fob to the Range Rover Supercharged Sport SVR, an SUV that hangs the SVR badge subtly on the fenders and grill. The SVR or Special Vehicle Operations division creates special vehicles models that offer premium interior features, performance and handling upgrades. The Range Rover Sport SVR is a great deal more than just a badge, as we found driving it for a week.
Brad Fanshaw from Shift and Steer was the lucky bastard of the group who had possession of this high-performance super SUV.
Being a high-performance car enthusiast the bar was set high and needing a vehicle capable of hauling billet wheels and tooling from the wheel factory was a must. What was not anticipated was that the Range Rover Sport SVR would handle it all in a way that surprised. The first item of note was the subtle design that did not offend with too many scoops or ducts, it just appeared necessary. The interior showed just how a manufacturer can make a sport infused SUV look and feel with the use of leather, color contrast, quality carbon fiber and well appointed and placed accessories. This is all just an accent to the incredible and torque laden performance and ear tingling exhaust note. The Range Rover Sport SVR is pleasant on the open road and a surface grabbing vehicle that puts you back in the seat when on the curves or in a straight line. It could be referred to as the ideal SUV for freeway onramp romps that leave a smile.
The Range Rover Sport SVR was worthy of being parked alongside legendary American muscle cars in my shop and haul the high-end wheels we manufacture. This SUV was not just a pleasure to drive, but fun to put through the paces of performance. It looks good, no matter where you show up and can impress even your most skeptical friends.
Tech / Specs
0-60: 4.6 sec.
Fuel EPA: 14/19mpg
Top Speed: 144mph
Engine: DOHC 32-valve Supercharged & Intercooled, Aluminum V8
Specifications: 305 cubic inch
Power: 550 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission: 8 Speed Automatic (Can be shifted in manual with stick or paddles)
Episode #75 (12/21/16) Range Rover Sport SVR - Drive Time!
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Brad Fanshaw had some solid seat time recently in the 2017 Range Rover Supercharged Sport SVR. In this episode he tells Matt D'Andria what he thinks of this super premium SUV. Get the performance numbers, horsepower rating and the highlights, direct from the guy who drove it for a week. Also, Matt tells us about his experience submitting a CarCast episode for the annual Motor Press Guild Awards and is ready to go drink at the bar and win an award. Make sure to check out our gallery of photos and spec sheet of this unbelievable monster soon!
Meet the Cast
Shift and Steer is New Media for the New Kind of Motor Sport Enthusiast. It's Racing, Rides, People & Places, with your hosts Brad Fanshaw, Pete Chapouris, Aaron Hagar & Matt D'Andria. Our group of on air talent will go to the places and interact with the cars, the people and the events that make you feel as if you were there with them.
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our dearest friend Pete Chapouris. We are grateful for the years of friendship that we shared and you will never be forgotten.
"I always look forward to Friday's" - Pete Chapouris
- Brad Fanshaw
- Matt D'Andria
- Aaron Hagar
Pete Chapouris 1942 - 2017