In reverse order of the actual occurrence because it is very, very exciting that Kathy describes some awesome epiphanies she had from her last autocross of the season. Audra talks about riding in cars with strangers. And Kathy has a great trip with a group of MINIs for MINIs Take Vermont.
In this episode Audra, Kathy and Jess interview Ralph Stankowski. Ralph has been autocrossing for over 20 years and lends great insight into appropriate course design and has some great tips for novices. We also find out that most of his funniest stories can never be shared. Luckily there are still some real gems that come to light. Join us for an insightful and fun conversation.
Jess, Kathy and Audra interview the father and son team Dana Sr. and Dana II Nigorski. Dana II came with a mission to refute claims by our prior guest John Swig. Dana Sr. gets us started in the most appropriate way possible for a Shifting Points episode. And yes this means that you should heed our cautions on the language. The topics covered include hilarity that ensued on various jobs held by Dana II, garage envy, electric cars, drag racing and (naturally) autocross. This conversation is interspersed with sirens, dog barking, can opening and drink making. It was a wild night and we hope you find it as entertaining as we did.
Kathy, Jess and Audra bring Xander Swig back to run through his list of 57 cars he has autocrossed. We may have digressed a bit from the main topic with off-topic discussions including mid vs. front vs. rear engine cars, blinker usage, speed wipers, speed horn and logos among other things. And we were excited, and amused, to find out that there is one car that Kathy knows.
As you listen, please keep in mind that we are not kidding about the drinks, we may have had some.
In this episode Kathy and Audra get to chat with Sasha and Amora who are an adorable father/daughter autocross duo. Not only do we hear insights into Sasha’s inspiration and experience, we also get to hear about how Amora, at just 18, is seeking to inspire other young people to engage in motorsports. We hope you enjoy their story as much as we did!
It’s a quick update on a couple of events! As you may have guessed, one of them included ice cream. Incidentally, the other contains some ice.
Join us for a (literal) off-road adventure with our own Kathy. Kathy is an avid hiker and she tells us how she got started and gives us some great pointers for beginning hikers. Along the way, you will get to know her a little better.
Intervention??? Are the ladies quitting gin?? We hate to spoil a good surprise. But, we love welcoming back our good friends Bill and Vicki Fischer from the Garage Heroes in Training podcast. Bill and Vicki not only surprise one of our hosts, but they launch a welcome and game-changing intervention.
The ladies are back from their holiday break, in-person (with gin) and talking to John Xander Swig. Swig’s story includes details of some of the 58 cars he has driven at autocross and a surprising hatred of one in particular.
In this episode, the ladies get caught up on some recent events. Kathy has some struggles with the winter tire changeover, Jess has a new experience with a Subaru meet-up and Audra has a final track-day of the season.