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Behind the Scenes of Jason Cammisa on the Icons Shelby GT500 Video The Carmudgeon Show Ep. 11

Behind the Scenes of Jason Cammisa on the Icons Shelby GT500 Video  The Carmudgeon Show  Ep. 11
hold on how a song always on mr. Elissa song yeah but how's that word repeats me blame it on my juice baby blame how do whatever the words hold on it's not my fault that I'm out here gettin loose gotta blame it on the my goose baby blame it on the Jews do you want my device know to get a consultation no it's not my fault that I'm blaming what why do you look at me expectation is that I'm gonna know the words you know that I might ages 94 you're actually young you know blame it on the goose baby blame it on the Jews baby not my father then when you're 94 you'll understand okay but do you know that feeling good is that yes okay so you know that reference yes so what I knew you were a traitor to your generation I pride myself on that welcome to another episode of the car mudgin

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my name is

Jason

camisa and this is - otherwise known as Derek Tim - Scott do not forget to subscribe to this TV channel by clicking on the subscribe button and then click on the little notification bell so you get a push notification to end or an email every time we publish a new

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speaking of which no

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yeah about the what was it about the

gt500

with the 2020 Ford Mustang

Shelby

gt500

mm-hmm and how did that go we're a couple days in to the publication of it and I'm pretty happy I can't the first thing I have to say is to get a thousand comments or twelve in our comments in the first day every stand and have every one of them be positive is...
behind the scenes of jason cammisa on the icons shelby gt500 video the carmudgeon show ep 11
incredibly touching yeah because the Internet is made of trolls and so there's gonna be haters right and there are a few but most of them I think are taking issue with the content rather than the execution of they were hating you they're hating you they were hating your decision to remove the girl in in favor of me or Lisa okay so here's the here's the backstory of Lisa everybody wants to know who she is everyone Elisa's I'm not gonna tell anyone who is that's up to her but she's not like a model she's not someone who does this for a living she's a friend of a friend who I met years ago when I called and said I need a flag girl for a drag race I'm gonna be in a mullet wig and a camo shirt as my cousin Bob from West Virginia and I need her to dress up in an old lady outfit and walk across the cars in front of us in the middle of the desert this is the gt350 in camaro yes I see Twitter trend yeah Motor Trend z28 versus gt350r had to add and I'm like I need someone who can be a flag girl who's just fun and and this friend was like oh my god do I have the girl for you and she

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ed up and she was like fun and cool and she's like what do I wear and I'm like I don't know and she just went behind the car and changed into that white dress and we were like what what like oh I said things that were obscene and I'm like holy yes you need to wear that dress and so she became the sort of quintessential flag girl for me...
behind the scenes of jason cammisa on the icons shelby gt500 video the carmudgeon show ep 11
and I just can never imagine any other flag girl so here we are with another Mustang this is six years later five years later and we're on the same runway with like and I'm doing another cousin Bob thing and I'm like okay what do we do for a Christmas treat for drag race like I we actually was Christmastime they were filming it so we bought an artificial Christmas tree and I bought green yellow and red lights what red yeah what do you know what I mean so and that but like that's making a Christmas

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so do we do so I'm like okay let's have let's called Lisa and see if she's available again and she was and had the white dress and the shoes the whole thing like I couldn't believe it and and was willing to drive all the way out in the middle of the desert and then I'm like I just don't all these years ago it was inappropriate to have a flag girl like the world's moved on it's not wasn't it back then also no I think in you think that in the last five years no no five years ago it was it was inappropriate which is why I kind of want to I am embedded the joke of her become like being an old lady ripping off or all over clothes and then being the hot flag girl this time I'm like even that is too much like so how do we do it so I was trying to balance that with giving a cameo to you as the car Majin in in the script when we were writing it and Anthony who's the director of the

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and my old partner motor friend was...
behind the scenes of jason cammisa on the icons shelby gt500 video the carmudgeon show ep 11
like hold on this was his idea so I came up with the idea of replacing Lisa with a shortlist guy yeah okay and my idea was which I couldn't even talk it was so a circle laughing about was that like it starts out where Lisa's like about to drop the flag same build-up that we wound up doing and then Bob interrupts cousin Bob interrupts and we replace her with a guy and it starts out with like a close-up of like the guy's chest with water pouring down because you know like we're now we have to make fun of everything and the camera dollies back revealing that it's some like muscley guy ripping off his shirt and Lisa is pouring a bottle of water over her head doing this like you you've just fired me and he was like Anthony was like oh wait hold on let that's too complicated we're not gonna have time to do that let's just do Derrick and have her just walk by and flip him the bird and it was so much easier to do and and I thought for sure that you were gonna call HR like ecv HR which there is no HR here I think you have been nominated a head of HR to deal with all complaints related to the

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now yes that's true but I really I think you're gonna be up for it because in case you guys hadn't realized Derrick is a little reserved and well-mannered and you know I'm not and ripping off his shirt in the middle of a

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and slow-mo but it worked I thought was hilarious I'm I've been pleased there hasn't been much hate...
mail so you know I think I'll live for another week and you got a lot of friend requests on on the facebook now it everyone's been very civilized especially there's been no like bad behavior so I'm pleased I think the demographic doesn't really skewed towards lecherous at least not towards men like if everyone there were there plenty of lecherous people in our audience probably but they would be more let restored Lisa and they're they're pretty people people do get pretty aggressive and asking for our number and stuff and so I really yeah and the thing is I meant it as Bob when I'm like she's far too intelligent she's a sweetheart she's this isn't what she does like she's got a job and all thing and she does this because she's fun and like the best example I can give of like how cool she is so we launched the Ferrari and which is obscenely loud and the Mustang which is obscenely loud and we're really launching the cars and so I pull up after the second or third or fourth a fifth take next to heart I'm like hey you okay and she was like yeah and I'm like is that too loud cuz I'll get you earplugs she was like I love it and I was like this is why she's so cool is it's not like oh I guess I'll stand over here and she's like she had fun with the whole thing and that really kind of underscored and highlighted how cool plus she was like she said she might kill me if I say this but she's like...
I have all these bruises all over me she had just done a nothing Iron Man what's the other one so I'm like in triathlon like triathlon kind of kind of thing and she's like I hope it's okay and I'm like that's just so cool like she's not she's not like yeah anyway she's tough she's cool she's really fun I think the scene was a great way of having a flag girl with the race but then being you know 21st 2020 woke so we say and and giving you a cameo yeah that was something for sure what else happened noteworthy with that it was kind of a pain to get all the cars in one place nightmare it was a nightmare because we don't have a team of producers and we are not you know when the last time I did these major

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s we were motor trenton and so we had you know I was with a company that had a person who dealt with press fleets so they would make the phone calls and butter up the press fleet and tell them what we're doing and explain it and there were times I had to do it because it was me and I was always doing something stupid like that no one could explain like he wants to I don't know he's jumping this thing but mostly we had a we had a team behind us and you know then I had a producer who could run and secure the locations in whatever so this started out we wanted to do the america yeah drag race which would be a 0 1 1 le Camaro versus the

gt500

versus a red-eye so basically the track pack versions of the the three muscle...
cars and the first thing we heard is punk are they pony if they have a track package oh I don't know I just like that in the orange and I'm coming from the 1960s perspective where those are pony cars yeah you're right so I call them muscle cars be right there but they're fun cars and the first thing that we heard right away was GM had no Camaros in their fleet and I thought the the chance that we'll get a zero one one le with an automatic for this

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in time and we had no time to do this I reached out to a couple people got nose across the board and I thought okay meanwhile then Chrysler comes back and says hey we have two red eyes but they're both being used can you move the week around which we couldn't scheduling-wise so now I'm back to square one with no cars except for the Mustang except for them for the

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and even Ford is like we need you to have a cage in the car for why you're tracking it and I'm like no and they're like what's a very in their defense they they want us to be safe and so they were like look for safety first it's a really fast car put a cage in it and I'm like what else are you cheating on when you're putting a cage in this car and they're like what like seriously I'm gonna take no I want a street car I want a you can put it in track alignments back because it's literally detailed in the owners manual but send me a copy of the owner's manual because I want to see what...
you're doing to the suspension and you give it to me in street form and I'm like and Randy's driving the car Randy doesn't need a cage and they're like Oh Randy's sending a lot of times we'll let you go with this I thought okay good so with no zl1 we were gonna do a drag race versus the red eye and then a track battle with the o11 I'll leave with neither of those cars and comes up with the idea of gt3 RS so I start pushing around and I start looking at lap times and I'm like you know this could actually work I think the Mustang will be nowhere near as fast but it could work and I called Porsche and I'm like and of course Porsche they're so awesome they're so confident in their products as they should be and I'm like hey can i race the

gt500

against your gt3 RS and they're like yeah what day of course that week no cars available they're all back east also there were ones back east and one was being used by someone else for something so I'm like no cars again so I call Randy and Randy's like okay I have a friend with one and he'll give it to me whatever bubble ah and I said look here's the thing I don't want it on Cup - our tires because here's the deep dark dirty secret about what has happened with gt2 RS and gt3 RS the car is incredible no question about it but the cars come from the factory with michelin pilot sport carbon choose which are a streetable track focused higher all of the lap...
times that I've seen done by every magazine and every record lap and everything else are wearing in the cars are wearing cup to ours and these are our compound so technically the street legal but they are not available for order with the car the dealer had the car the tire was developed together with Michelin and Porsche for use on these cars and the dealers you can only get them through tire rack and the dealer so they are a very exclusive thing and partnership but they don't come on the car and I have a very strict rule the car gets delivered to me the way it gets delivered to customers or I'm not in so the owner of this gt3 RS who is amazing for letting us use it had just put Cup 2's on it and I'm like okay leave it like that so we had cup twos on the car so now we have the track battle and we can't get a deem I call Mike Musto his demons not available what do we do what do we do what do we do we come up with the identity again comes up with the idea he was we're on the phone he's like ha ha ha ha I found a red Ino am on Toro and I'm like you've got to be kidding so he is like what do we do I'm like it I'll reserve it so I reserve the car and then I call a dude and I'm like hey just want to let you know what we're doing with this car like we're doing a drag race with it and his response was literally as far as I'm concerned it's a rental car like once you get it it's on you do what you want and I was...
like here oh ok sure so now we have the red eye the gt3 RS and the

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and everything is fine the only thing left to do is get an 8 12 superfast which of course you know we're at PC me there's a 12 superfast all over one thing leads to another the car that we thought for sure would be available wasn't out of paint protection film yet the car that we thought wasn't available was but it wasn't a was a nightmare and there were like three eight 12s that worked but then ended up not working customer cars yep so three days left to go three days out I have to pick up the phone and call Ferrari and now Ferrari why didn't you want to call for us before I doesn't allow comparison tests they are and rightfully so part of the myth the Ferrari mystique is protecting that brand and the brand identity and everything every part of that and I get it right people people put Ferraris in two places in journalists do that customers would never do and Ferrari doesn't like this so Ferrari doesn't it won't ever let me do a comparison test for example with a Lamborghini they literally do one where I deliver pizza but they were very very nervous about that and I used that delivering pizza as a test of the cars daily drivability but if it was a performance test they wouldn't have done it because too many things can go wrong and there yeah but that's very different from the Porsche approach yeah Porsche is like what a party so I knew there was no way...
they were gonna go for this but now I have no choice right cuz we were gonna do an Enzo we had an Enzo potentially lined up and I thought GT 500 versus Enzo and the GT 500 would destroy an Enzo and the problem was that the text that we spoke to Bo the techs that work here we're like the clutch is never gonna put up with multiple like when we film these drag races you know now dozens if not hundreds of launched are launched yes in succession yeah so they were like that's not gonna work and that's okay so I just picked up the phone called Ferrari and I'm like sue I have this hear me out Indecent Proposal and they're like you know they know me you know immediately reaction was like Oh God long story short came from the top it came in Italy that we could do it so long as we got good numbers out of the car they were you know they're concerned the truth about 700 800 horsepower rear-wheel drive cars is so much of it comes down to the surface to launch how the whole thing is done and they were rightfully so hysterical that a Mustang can beat a Ferrari and here's the thing it doesn't matter the Ferrari is about so much more than just its straight-line speed yeah but that's why it peeves me in like if people are commenting they're like talking about how the Mustang is like much more compelling of a car than a Ferrari nobody in the world is cross chopping those two cars if anybody's buying cross dropping those two cars they're gonna buy...
both of them yeah and they have the means to buy both again without yeah that that a 12 is the reason that we chose they that I chose the 8 12 superfast isn't because it's a Ferrari even though obviously I love the Ford versus Ferrari Italia and give him a movie it's because the Ferrari a12 superfast is the quickest accelerating front-engine rear-drive car ever made ever for the production production yeah ever so it's the benchmark and that's how I explain it to Ferrari I'm like I didn't ask you to make the benchmark car but you did and so now I have to use it at the benchmark like if slowed it down anyway so they were unbelievably gracious and gave me the car with like no notice and no restrictions like have at it there was no way I was tracking that car and that's just one of those things 8:12 you have not the mission of that great it's an elegant businessman car like that's also very fast but it's not a track bike and it would take I haven't driven an 812 on track but I drove an f12 on track and actually was really good and five 9s all of the HTT was a kind of a track packed the package the GTO was unbelievable on track but it's just not that cars mission and I just I didn't even ask the answer would have been no and I don't blame them for that but for this straight-line thing I really thought and this is where I was wrong the GT 500 was gonna be really close the physics of the physics and I thought given power to...
weight and all of the other stuff when I really crunched the numbers that the Mustang would be two or three tenths behind the Ferrari and I was wrong it was almost second yeah and the reason for that is weight distribution grip yeah that Ferrari was an over performer even if I look at eight 80 to 120 mile an hour test test results actually the Ferraris continuing to pull away from the Mustang and really shouldn't have as much as it did but it's just that fast and these aren't by the way you know Ferraris weight numbers that could be optimized whatever this is a car that we tested so other things up but really yeah an important thing it's been a lot of pushback on the

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of like the

Jason

shitty launch and doesn't know how to drive for the

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much of that is true I don't know what I'm doing behind the wheel of a car but when you're dealing with cars like this especially you know with this kind of power and rear drive on a different surface might so much if it comes down to the driver and his ability to manage the wheel spin even on cars with stability control that it's not fair to do a drag race of two cars when you're talking about their relative performance their performance relative to each other right I can say let's race these two cars and if you up your launch or I up my launch that's is what it is you got a call it out on them what I'm doing in this

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is talking about the

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and the a12 super fast which...
means that each of those cars needs needs to be tested to its full potential and not be held back by an idiot driver or just about drive great how do we get around that problem so this is what I've always done and I don't think people realize it's so much Top Gear got themselves in a huge amount of trouble recently on the Thai converses Tesla p100 a ludicrous

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because they they called themselves out by going to the hundredths of a second and using instrument to testing numbers from a different time in place that is actually the right way of doing it is using instrumented testing numbers so I'm an editor at large at run track and I have my column and run track Road and track and car and driver our sister magazines and they share testing equipment testing numbers testing facilities and everything else kourin driver I think is the best testing organisation in the business and I felt that way even when I worked at motor trend now that motor turns are great but car driver does a number of tests that motor friend doesn't do that I think are better motor trend does the figure eight which is really genius but car driver I like the way they test first for example just as a a great illustrative point when you do a see a 70 mile an hour braking number from Road and track or car and driver that measurement starts the second that pedal is touched so you Matt the pedal and there's a pressure sensor on the pedal and the second your foot makes hard contact...
you're measuring so you're including the the response of this braking system whereas motor trans testing is sixty miles an hour but it's they started 62 or 65 or 67 slam on the brakes and then they go back and pull the data from 60 to a stop so if like old GM's had a really big lag in response that would be discounted from it and I think real-world car drivers testing procedure is better so car driver Tony Corrado who's their West Coast editor and their whole testing team were unbelievably patient with me as I asked for test results from everything and they gave me the full test results everything I needed their jobs I think it's David beard test at the GT 500 while we were on track doing the track portion they were testing it they crunched the numbers on the spot and sent me a screen grab of the numbers so I had a time in real time which was cut it down to the wire because if anything happened right because when you do what appears on screen has to be representative of the actual number so we can't film our drag race until you have the data that comes from right car and drivers test which is happening at the same time right and we would have had we had we not had car driver numbers what we would have done is just drag rates the car and we would have had to change it to it's Randy and me doing the best out of five because we were on a runway that was literally falling apart it was throwing chunks over we broke the windshield on the

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to...
which Ford laughs thank God I love them for not getting mad at me on that you know so it could very easily have been swayed one way or another way there was a representative of reality so the the key takeaway here is that the numbers that appear on the screen are representative of instrumented testing that happened in a controlled environment by a professional test drivers at Car and Driver and we're not stuff and I've ordered that day and the thing which I don't think most people know no people don't realize and when so we did probably god Ferrari versus Ford launch we probably did I don't know 12 times the hellcat we probably did 20 it takes 20 times to get the start shot the suspension compressing the slo-mo of the wheels moving the overhead the drone finish all that other stuff that the the head the head headcam a POV cam the GoPros on the side of the car from one relative to the other and right because you never want to see a GoPro in the side of another car so you have to do one take where there's no cameras on exactly one car and then on the other you understand this most people don't they're great you were there most people don't realize that we could do it in one take but first of all then driver error like if Randy gets a 2/10 of a second head start off of me but but also I don't want to look at a drag race between two cars that have 30 cameras all over them so this takes a lot of time and to have to build in to make sure that...
every time we got a perfect launch next to each other is it would just make it an entire day to do a drag race sequence also the in in this case so the car driver testing all these Motor Trend all these guys testing they are literally paid to extract the last tenth or hundredths of seconds out of these cars off the line it's why they break transmissions or used to break a lot of manual transmissions right they do terrible awful things to these cars in the interest of getting horrible horrible stuff and the comment that I got from car driver from from beard was that through Tony Kroger was that the car was very difficult to launch like the the GT 500 had big traction problems off the line and that was the best he can do there are tons of comments and people soon on my Instagram people saying that GT 500 does ten seven not 11 four yes on a VHT prepped surface on a drag strip you are not gonna beat that car driver testing team on the road on any road by any significant margin when they do 30 or 40 50 launches probably to get that number and literally to do that yes that's what he does and the guy's amazing at doing it so you know if I went in that car if that car got 11 4 maybe I would get at 11 7 or 8 or 9 right so this is the best-case scenario and its corrected to standard atmospheric conditions and it was done car driver has two testing facilities one in California and one in Michigan those are the two places that they test their cars so it's a consistent...
surface they they know it's perfectly flat they do both directions and average them for wind which Motor Trend doesn't these are really the test numbers this is this is really it and so the drag race that you see is is it's real where we don't have to stand back either the cars but it's a basically a week what's the the term they reenact reenactment or did professional artist reenactment it's a reenactment of what you would see in the real world under ideal conditions there are times when cars don't perform the way they're instrumented testing numbers say they will like it's 120 degrees you've done 35 consecutive launches one car does want to go and launch control and more of the other ones temperature gauges are pegged and then you had a Porsche for example which never give a and then Porsche will just pull 20 car lengths on a car that it's supposed to be slower than we've had that happen in world's greatest drag race well we have to kind of slow everyone down to make sure the representative this wasn't one of them there was one time where Randy had a mother of him that that whole cat traction to get off the line and at one time he had a mother every time getting it off the line and so I just lifted quite a little bit just a little bit just to let him catch up and I'm watching in the mirror and of course you know I'm now too late on the gas and so he's gaining on me a little bit and of course Rob our...
incredibly talented editor chose that as a second where you can start to see the Hellcat gain on people and of course people notice yeah a lot of people notice that and but that's just filmmaking right that was the one time where I sandbag gt5 but

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a bit but really those races are those races and what about lap times so lap times is a tough one so the one thing I can say about Randy post is the reason that we use Randy is I can go out and set a lot of time in both cars that would be representative of some was someone with my driving talent level that's what was that maybe I can do it would take me 20 laps in each car it would take a long time for me to do it so I felt like I got a the best I could do out of the car and by that time I'm countering engine heat soak the issues tires brakes everything else getting hot Randy's first lap is I don't I can't think of an exception offhand always his first lap this is fast lap his first hot lap his first halle yeah so how does the process work like how many laps does so he goes out in the morning typically we give him like a rental car or the press cars or something it's not going in and he just does like three or four laps of the track to make sure that there's no rocks in the track he'll move cones if they're in the wrong spot he just does a general sighting lab and just to remind him of the track so that morning no remember what car he went out in I hope it was the Ford Fiesta rental car...
I don't know if it was I remember what it was he just did a couple sighting laps so then when we came in Ford wanted to give us a caged car for the races I talked about I wound up once I said no but then I wanted once we found a privately owned gt3 RS and found out it had a half cage in it - I called four back and said ok you can give us that car for two sets a lot of times this way it's consistent for Randy he's got a five-point harness in both cars any structural gain a gain in structural rigidity from a cage which is then offset bike weight is at least fair and even between the two cars so if you notice the hot lap was set in a blue

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that we didn't did never saw in the

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and so he goes out and he does like just like one lap of warm let's call it like you know cool to warm just a feeling ten feel the car six tenths probably and he'll take a corner or two at nine intense and he'll come in and say things absurd things like I want one and a half more psi of air pressure and that tire to psi more there and what we're doing is looking at how high the temps have come up in that one lap and how high the pressures have come up so we'll adjust we always usually start out so that we get to the factory sticker the door sticker tire pressure so he comes in we make the adjustment he goes out and he does sort of you know warm lap like half to five to seven tenths and then a couple corners before the start/finish line he goes for it so that by...
the time he gets to the start/finish line he's going as fast as he would be if you were starting a genuinely hot lap yeah his first lap is again like I said almost always or always the fastest and that's because of tires so he'll oh and the second lap so you sent him out on fresh tires yeah but both cars were used fresh tires and then he comes in and says the same thing every time is hilarious he does three laps three hot laps cool down and comes in and that's it that's all he gets unless there's something majorly wrong right but he with the car I mean like you know something broke so he always comes in and says well I drove the car I drove better on lap two but the tires went away I think I'm faster on lap one and he always is and when he says faster it's usually a tenth or two like his three laps on a car with consistent power and brakes and tires are all that all of those things have held up and none of them have gone away are usually two tenths apart from fastest to least fastest and it's usually a lose a tenth on the first lap and then lose another ten to the second lap and that's it big heavy fat cars cars with for example Trofeo ours which is a further tire will really lose a lot of time so you get one hero lap cup twos even have one here a lot built into them before they they fall and then they're consistent that's what happened with the Porsche the Porsche was considered for three laps were - they were all within 1/10 I...
think they were all within like a couple hundredths he's a machine the Mustangs first lap which was that blazing ridiculous lap that was 15 hundredths of a second slower than the Porsche Porsche was it's fast lap and then it lost I think eight tenths for the second lap and then another tenth or two for the third and my guess would be consistent there and that's because of the tires weight of the car when I looked at the data it wasn't losing power because like it's a thousand pounds heavier than the Porsche yeah and it's just look tyres do and I the poor I was told the Porsche had new tires on it I don't know how they were scrubbed in on the weight of the track I mean it was trucked in who knows right so we could we could fight about forever should we do a hundred laps into the average you can't right realistically every car goes in on a fresh set of tires we do the same out lap thing with tire pressure adjustment and then go you know if we're as consistent as possible we're as close as we can reasonably be to a scientific lap time and I never in my wildest dreams expected they were 15 hundredths apart I mean it doesn't get any better than that the the the Porsche was actually behind for all but three corners and actually had the start-finish line been another I think it was only like 148 feet or something passed it the there would have been a tie like a dead tie and then the Mustang would've been out well its representative...
also a particular track every track is different and favors different cars in different ways so the

Shelby

obviously has two hundred-plus horse or about 200 more horsepower than the Porsche and so if it were a faster track than it would have been I think yeah really taking advantage of that would have been a tighter smaller track than the Porsche would have walked away more so yeah what I really like about chuckwalla is it's got a combination good combination of low speed stuff high-speed stuff it's got one banked big long turn that's where the for the Porsche made all of its time was I mean the the Ford was pulling like 1.2 1.3 GS through that carousel and the Porsche point one four and it more importantly they were that was like a 2 mile an hour differential between the two but Randy was able to be flat on the floor in the Porsche and just pulled three car lengths or whatever it was I can't remember on the on the Ford and passed it on the way out and that's the rear biased weight distribution where you know I'm sure he was fighting you watched that

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he's really yes fighting that Mustang the whole time and the Porsche he's just like one steering angle so you know between not having as much torque and far more traction at the back it rocket it and that's where past them so but amazing driving by him like is just absolutely as always as always and he's a he has a good character on screen also which is nice so you don't have to...
give them the Stig treatment where he doesn't say anything because this one function is to drive he can actually be an engaging character on screen he you know I think most people don't realize that the reason why the Stig didn't speak is because Jeremy Clarkson rightfully realized that most race racecar drivers are miserably boring to watch and talking to talk right you don't want to talk to them and so he said well forget it this guy sucks let's not even hear what he has to say let's just leave a helmet on him I love that we were able to you know do a Stig reference by calling him the stick that was funny and I loved that he did not want to use call me a fat ass that was my script I wrote that and he was he called me fatso and he even didn't like that and he's like he's actually a nice guy I'm like Randy the audience will love you calling me a fat ass and because thing Randy is he's not as perfectly well behaved and well-mannered as he appears on screen like his Randy's on screen persona is like a saint he's not we let we let one thing slide by mistake he said oh in the lab side-by-side black

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he's like oh I got it got it got it got it right so actually Randy is a human being and I'm like look you know we all know I am I'm calling Randy a stick because he's so skinny I am definitely not skinny so he should go back at me and so we're like just when he said you look at the mirror fat-ass the whole...
crew burst in the laughter and that was I think how we knew like it had to be that way they just had to be said so that was that was fun like I love that whole cousin Bob thing there was like that whole scene battle scene the all the silly little things that we throw in there pepper the

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because it's 20 minutes long it's the same length it's a half an hour television

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yeah my favorite comments on the in the YouTube comments was about some guy who was like I started watching this on my phone and I couldn't stop and then I had to start casting it and sit down and I sat on the edge of my chair for 20 minutes and watch the whole thing straight through and it's like you watch it you don't realize how long it is but I mean 20 minutes that's what is 22 minutes is equivalent to like a full 30 minute a TV

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with commercial breaks and just sit there and watch it in one go especially given how short everyone's attention span is today I think is a testament to the entertainment level thank you and that's a testament to so what Anthony does you know other than bringing good cinematography is he and I working together as a team especially we're always trying to break things up into chapters and Anthony's big talent is to build a mood like build an energy release build and release and build and release and build and release and it's not this calmness energy level right you're going on a journey it's like a roller coaster...
right and you don't realize how you know people like a dr. Miro that

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that's 20 minutes long is the same it's the same pace and it's the same emotional sentiment yeah so this you know we have to do a couple of big breaks in there except for the beginning where he goes this that that's a different right but otherwise not a lot of except not cinema I mean it's not cinematography and this I want to be something that Netflix can pick up and just say look we can put this on Netflix and you'd stream it on your television or wherever you stream your Netflix and watch it as a half an hour TV

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it can't be that's not they can't I'm not I'm less interested in in something like you know a five minute quickie internet

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I like those two but I think this car deserved more than that yeah well especially when you contextualize speaking of which the old

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also which we didn't talk about because they were I mean that I think was comparatively easy to get to some of the other cars only because of Colin comer so Colin comer is sort of the guy who literally wrote the book we've talked about that book on

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and three days out I called him and I'm like I just going through the script and III I just think we need a

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and he was like are you kidding me he was on vacation in Pennsylvania he lives in Wisconsin he's like I'm like do you know anyone with a

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on the west coast like in in LA Palm Springs cuz...
we're close to there and he was like I'm gonna kill you but he made one phone call to Craig Connelly who owns paradise wheels ads a green car and the green car and that's his 500 he's a super cool car he's owned that car since 1970 77 yeah something like that he bought it from the sister of the original owner because the guy had bought it and then he got drafted and went to Vietnam and didn't come back and she kept it for 10 years and then sold it to him so its original paint 28,000 mile car unbelievable two owners always in California this and of course I like I go to sit in it and I do my yoga move sit and he's like dude beat it up and I'm like you're kidding me I like I can't he's like you're not going to hurt this car and I'm like okay so like when I do the launch he was like clutch dump it I mean he was just so like you're not gonna kill it and the thing we did mention in the

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it has twin Paxton superchargers on it correct it is a animal the cars nuts it's like I don't know what do you think five I think you said 550 horse but it's a lot like that it's a lot and on that shitty runway that's falling for it with the the bridge now what are they they're BF Goodrich radio ta days.the it was my pliers it was no joke Harry didn't stop so much yeah but ya know that he was a saint for sure he just

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ed up he trucked it out he brought it out himself and hung out all day he's actually...
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he appears in the background yeah right when Bob as the director interrupts everything he's in a he's in a Carroll

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shirt in the background there and then there was one point we were on one end of the runway and we were filming I was in the new car doing some trick shots and absolutely crazy stuff to get some of the action stuff and I we stopped for a second while they reset camera and I look over and I see this plume of smoke coming from the other end of the runway and I was all nervous I'm like oh no oh no what's on fire now what broke look what or whatever and it was him doing donuts in his car right you were there yes he was like straight up doing donuts I don't do we have

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of him doing donuts if so we have to include them here there was he just went to town on his tires that's the nice thing about those terrible BF Goodrich tires they're dirt cheap so look whatever but you know even the next day so the next day is when we did the car the ec me Christmas card and it was basically a simple thing I was gonna be in a Santa hat we put a Christmas tree up in the middle of the desert and I was just gonna with it the new

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in the background which was on cords so I couldn't do any more dirt but spinny spinny tire things so I drove by and slowed basically slowly doing a brake brake stand burnout and so I went over to him and I'm like okay look let me drive it around...
to get some temperature in it my plan is I'll do 2nd gear 2000 rpm you know 3/4 throttle standing burnout but I won't go fast in that because I don't want to destroy your brake shoes I don't want to roast your tires too badly I don't want to overheat the motor and he was like kill it and I was like what he was like you're not going to damage this car it's tough you know and I'm used to dealing with one when he has like a dozen of them and he races them he knows them very well right he's like you're not gonna kill it I'm like okay so I got some heat in it and this is a one-take thing because I can't throw them under the bus but who do we think we are honing in where we're gonna go around a corner with 75 sets of skid marks telling you were where I'm about to go ah ah so I I had to do it once and I had to do it right and so it was a 4000rpm first year rolling burnout which then turned into second and then third gear as I was going for the way things just a animal right to the thing and I'm like you know my stupid Santa thing but that core is animal yeah yeah so it was it was a really I'm very proud of what we were able to make in two days when we did a 30-minute TV

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and two days of filming yeah not to mention I think in terms of budget not to publicly disclose the figures but I this was like an order of magnitude different from what I think most people who are making similar content it was probably if I know...
what Top Gear spends on a segment it was probably two percent of what Top Gear's would have spent I'm doing that same thing it's just it's us being creative and that's it look we don't like calling in favors I'm calling in favors but they could cut I mean Top Gear can call in favors to but it's being smart right I mean we could we could have rented Laguna Seca which would have been you know a lot more money than renting chuckwalla there was no Road section which I think we did fine with right because if you closed down the road and have to pay Highway Patrol to keep it Road oppose that cut ads cause but really the the big talent there is Anthony because Anthony when doing his hundred and fifty or what 300 episodes or whatever it was of ignition in its head he came up with filming techniques with reasonably priced equipment that would rival the stuff that Top Gear used you know a hundred thousand dollar cameras for so without a Russian arm which is thousands of dollars a day or an hour to rent and operate needs to people he figured out ways to get low action stuff and he's an amazing editor so he edits in his head as we're filming so I come up with a script I give it to him and typically we have a it's was very efficient because there's no like oh we didn't get that shot or let's get a bazillion takes because he knows exactly what we need to get and he gets nothing more yeah I was surprised by that when it like the parts...
that I was in he was like okay we got it and I was like oh okay like the fact that he just can watch it it happened through the camera once and know that like that was good or that it needs to have another take you know he knows because he's watching it and the thing the the thing is that where we really screwed ourselves was this was one of the shortest days of the year this was yeah middle of December so you know it's something you don't think about until you're doing that if we were filming there in August or June and a June we would have had probably another five hours of daylight so we lost a full third of the day if not more in in in light it also would have been 150 degrees yeah but but then you can at least shoot until nine o'clock at night yes we were at it at 4:30 it was wrapped in dark pencils down so yeah so it was yeah it was it was quite a lot to pack in a day but I think we really did something in

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ing people oh I never said the joke was that that red-eye canceled Oh oh my god so the day before everything is like falling apart everything's going wrong like it's you know is nothing nothing ever goes and I mean while I'm writing the script for this and for proper care and feeding episodes that we're doing like I got to start thinking about because we're filmed at the same time and all of this is going on and we I get an email from the guy who was renting us the red-eye saying the previous renter didn't return it...
it's in Vegas I'm like I'll send someone to Vegas to get it like I can't deal with this right now he was like no no he's keeping it and I'm like oh for like another day I didn't say and he said but I have a hellcat and I'm like well what am I gonna with a hellcat I need the red eye because the red eyes like 800 horsepower and whatever so that switching a car on the renter side and Turo was apparently not easy and he did it it took hours on the phone with Toro and everything else really in the meantime I'm like corned driver I need all the testing numbers for 717 horsepower Hellcat they're like they did it they got them and as it turns out haha which I say in the

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the fastest one down the quarter mile of any of the of the Hellcat demon red eye whatever on a non prep surface was the Hellcat so you know we were at least able to say all right look this is actually faster than a demon and faster than a red eye in the real world obviously on a VHT prepped drag strip but that was like oh my god seriously do I need a car to cancel the day before it was is complete insanity hmm so let's see looking ahead there's there are gonna be more I notice there was a lot of interest in having more of these episodes and in the comments which makes me very happy yeah I mean look around I think we could do I'm glad we did

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as episode 2 because I want the episode to be do to to be very different than the straw toes episode the next one...
needs to happen a lot sooner and that's there were so many other things other reasons why we couldn't get this one out earlier but the next one I want to be a little bit more on brand for us here it is me I mean

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is as amazing as I made it seem in that

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because cars unbelievable but I want to do something a little bit more exotic exotic no it does need to be millions and millions of dollars but something a little bit more cool and then I think that's what I can't what

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should be I mean you know an episode on the

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could be on a Miata I mean that's an icon you know there's no reason they have to be expensive or anything they just have to be great and there are so many great cars that I think people could stand to learn a thing or two about right I feel that way often because my interests are so esoteric but the question is like you you know we could do a

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on some you know bizarro a thing that no one's ever heard of and no one will watch the

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I know and one of the concerns for this one was that this one needs to do well so by the way send it to and make everybody watch it as much as possible because the better this does the better the chances are we'll be of doing more of them yep and so that's it and while they're doing that make sure all your friends subscribe to the YouTube channel follow us on this podcast which of course you can listen to on YouTube and watch our pretty faces and his ridiculous body...
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for proper care and feeding and for the next

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because given everyone's reaction I think I have a lot of pressure to make the next one even better you gonna help yes clothes though sure about that I mean you got a lot of attention yeah but I don't need that nor do I want it it's all good keep your shirt on but I like cars I'm here for the cars well actually you were there not just for the car isn't a shirt off you cooked us dinner one day I did well we were at the director was it or at the track at the track he went grocery drove an hour each way to go grocery shopping and bought food and then cooked okay here's the thing about Derek he eats four times what any normal human being eats and he cooked enough for 45 people when there were only seven of us so we're still eating leftovers but thank you for being 7 cooking and for ripping your shirt off I think that was a heroic thing for you to do and he made the best literally in the middle of...
filming I'm doing laps sideways laps and I go past him and he hands me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I take a move on I never realized how much I loved peanut butter and jelly or how much I appreciate it - oh my god I haven't got a lead from that and seen was that 50 minutes or something you wrote 42 and I'm like is that you