For this, our final show of 2018 (unless something cool happens we want to tell you about), we talk about the upcoming GP (you know Todd will get one), snow tires with Gabe, a little MINI history, an update from Gabe on the MF JCW Countryman and a little bit of news.
Talking about mods for Hank and weather in Arizona to get us started. Todd tests the MINI Crash Avoidance System which drives us down the nanny feature rabbit hole and some of the best ways to find out how these features work in your car. Oh, and watch how well this driver corrected himself during a crash on the ‘Ring here. And then we end up down the track day/driving school/top down rabbit hole. Ending with one of my favorite websites that I think you guys will dig; http://www.bringatrailer.com. Be sure to check out this TransAm. Oh, and check out the ’57 Chevy that was at Detroit Tuned last week!
This week’s featured image comes from the Facebook page, where Chuck shared this fine photo of his Bitsy Mae on the dragon from earlier this year. Thanks for the photo Chuck!
Finally, we are on Jim Petersen tire watch. For those of you that are east of the Rockies, that means almost cold weather tire season. We discuss that a bit plus tips if your TPM sensors have been going off.
It is a milestone show, so a quick shout-out to you guys for listening almost to the end of every show and even listen through the ad reads. THAT IS AWESOME! We have the best podcast listeners for all podcasts and really appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you so much for being awesome and holding us to a particular level of awesome as well!
Gabe reminds us how much he hates Apple Car play in this weeks Black Roof Radio, so we continue talking about Car Play on the positive for you guys here. We think it’s been especially better since you can now use Google Maps/Waze with Car Play!
Continuing the free form show with actual MINI talk from the latest to the originals. Some good stuff in here for you this week, we think you’ll dig it! And, if you are looking for the buyers guide for first generation MINIs, Gabe and I did one for MotoringFile.com a few years back. We still stand by it. And here is the phone mount Todd has and I want: http://www2.kudausa.com/.
Starting off reminding you that we had a really great episode of Black Roof Radio this week, mostly because CHAD IS BACK! Starting off with some Fiat 500 bashing, Todd’s F56 is about the same size as the Roadster, Chad couldn’t fit an ice chest in the truck of a Jetta and I got new tires. Plus some talk about extended warranties and how much better the F56 is over the R50/53/56.
Keep an eye on Detroit Tuned. Besides the ever growing list of services that Chad and his team does from software updates to tuning and chassis tuning, there is a brand new website coming very soon. Be sure to follow @DetroitTuned on social media for all of the updates!
Finally joined by Gabe from MotoringFile who catches us up on the JCW Countryman (vs. the X2), the BMW M5 and extols to us the virtues of an F56 Cooper with manual transmission. Plus some discussion about my anxiety with my Roadster. Working up a post for dbmini to go into more detail. Stay tuned.
A quick technical note: I have spent some time this last week getting the sites cleaned up and running much faster! I’m hoping this helps to cure the errors and crashing we have been experiencing for quite a while. If you see something go amiss, please let us know! @WhiteRoofRadio on twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
That’s right, 13 years ago White Roof Radio started as just 2 guys talking about MINI Coopers. Many of you were there when we started, and we really appreciate you sticking with us! For this week, Todd talks cracked windscreen, I talk cracked fuel filter housing plus we were impressed with the turn out of #mtts2018. Looks like you all had a great time and we are bummed that we missed it!
Hoping to get with Gabe as soon as possible so he can tell us all about the new company; the JCW Countryman. Chad as well for the latest updates from Detroit Tuned. And I’m also bugging the crap out of Brian to get him back because I think some of you would like to hear from a newly minted Subaru owner.
Thanks for sticking around as we enter our 14th year of podcasting under the White Roof! Thank as well to our fine and good looking sponsors Outmotoring and CravenSpeed who have been with us almost from the beginning. Make sure to show them some love! And, of course, everything is made so much easier by those of you that are in the Black Roof Radio club. Thank you all for your continued support!