Michael’s Motor Alley
Under the Hood and Overseas: Car Culture in Italy

Under the Hood and Overseas: Car Culture in Italy

July 15, 2022

Today, Michael talks to his colleague from Marketing, Andrea, who’s an Italy native and auto enthusiast. They get into Andrea’s background growing up in the Italian automotive scene, his racing passion and more! 

The Heat is On - Vehicle Maintenance in the Summer

The Heat is On - Vehicle Maintenance in the Summer

July 8, 2022

The heat is ON in today’s episode, as Michael gives his quick advice on taking care of your vehicle during the toasty days of the summer, including some tips, tricks and what to stay away from.

Michael Goes Back to School!

Michael Goes Back to School!

June 21, 2022

Michael is heading back to school in today’s episode with Pennzoil sponsored collegiate athletes Maggie MacNeil, Trayce Jackson-Davis, and Charlotte North as they chat about their personal road to success and goals for the future. In March, Pennzoil announced its first ever name, image and likeness (NIL) deal, inking sponsorships with the best of the best. Maggie is an Olympic Gold Medalist who recently announced she would be continuing her collegiate career at Louisiana State University; Trayce is heading into his senior year as a forward for the Indiana University Men’s Basketball Team and is a draft prospect; and Charlotte is a two-time Tewaaraton award winner and national champion for the Boston College Women’s Lacrosse Team who is now bringing her success the U.S. Women’s National Team. These three not only prosper in their respective sports but also know their way around a vehicle!

Check out all three athletes on social media to follow their next steps. 

Maggie MacNeil: Instagram

Trayce Jackson-Davis: Instagram

Charlotte North: Instagram

Celebrating a big honkin’ anniversary at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Celebrating a big honkin’ anniversary at Shell Rotella SuperRigs

June 17, 2022

Live from Branson, Missouri - Michael is swapping a racecar for a big rig at the 40th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs! Tune in to hear all the action, including conversations with Shelby from Happiness by the Mile, Natalie Ortiz from Diesel World Magazine and more.

Daniel Mac, What do YOU do for a Living Sir?

Daniel Mac, What do YOU do for a Living Sir?

June 7, 2022

Today, Michael sits down with Daniel Mac, the world's largest automotive content creator on Tiktok, with a combined 18 million followers across all of his platforms. He is most known for asking supercar owners and celebrities the iconic phrase "What do you do for a living?" Featuring individuals like: Paris Hilton, Jason Derulo, Jay Leno, Helen Mirren, Tom Brady, and more in his short form videos! Michael and Daniel get to discussing Daniel’s start, his inspirations and his upcoming Europe and Dubai car tour. 

 

Check out Daniel Mac on Instagram and TikTok to follow his adventures! 

Jonny Grunwald Returns

Jonny Grunwald Returns

May 23, 2022

Jonny Grunwald, Motorsports Creator and Automotive Special Projects Build Manager, returns to the podcast for another insightful conversation with Michael. Today they discuss Jonny's upcoming automotive plans, how the closing of race tracks is affecting the automotive community, and more. Don’t forget to follow Jonny on social media @Jonny.Grunwald to check out what he’s up to! 

#FlashbackFriday with Derek Bieri from Vice Grip Garage

#FlashbackFriday with Derek Bieri from Vice Grip Garage

May 13, 2022

Today’s episode takes us back to #FlashbackFriday with Michael talking with Derek Bieri, from YouTube’s famous 1 million+ subscriber Vice Grip Garage channel, at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI) in December 2021. Derek talks about how he started Vice Grip Garage from his passion to save classic automobiles and muscle cars, how important it is to use high-zinc Rotella T line motor oil in his classic cars, and Michael and Derek’s experience working in the automotive industry. 

 

Don’t forget to check out Derek and Vice Grip Garage on YouTube! 

The Art of the Automotive, with Kelly Telfer

The Art of the Automotive, with Kelly Telfer

May 6, 2022

Kelly Telfer is an award-winning automotive artist and has specialized in motorsports art for decades. After creating the art for his own racing team, Telfer Bros. Racing, Kelly started and ran an apparel business in the 80’s and 90’s. He also created apparel for many of the top racetracks, race teams and manufacturers, including the Indianapolis 500, F1, NASCAR, Chevrolet, Ford, Dale Earnhardt, Mario Andretti, and many more. His art is on permanent exhibit at The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, in Lincoln, NE, and his art is available at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA, and the LeMay America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA. Kelly’s works have also been featured in art galleries, magazines and in corporate and private art collections around the world. 

 

Check out his original art, fine art prints and more: www.kellytelfer.com

To contact Kelly, please email: kelly@telferdesign.com 

TechForce Foundation and Solving the Technician Shortage, with Jennifer Maher

TechForce Foundation and Solving the Technician Shortage, with Jennifer Maher

April 18, 2022

Today, Michael sits down with Jennifer Maher, who serves as CEO/Executive Director of TechForce Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. TechForce's mission is to champion all students to and through their education and into careers as professional vehicle technicians. Also, in 2019, Jennifer was named "Woman of the Year" by the Auto Care Association's Women in Auto Care division. In this episode, Michael and Jennifer discuss TechForce’s mission, the ongoing technician shortage, and how joining TechForce’s free technician social network community can give technicians the resources they need to be in the industry. 

 

Check out www.techforce.org to learn more and to join TechForce’s free technician social network community, go to www.jointechforce.org!

Creating Hollywood’s Automotive Scene with Fireball Tim Lawrence

Creating Hollywood’s Automotive Scene with Fireball Tim Lawrence

April 4, 2022

Fireball Tim Lawrence is a Hollywood Automotive Concept Artist responsible for over 400 vehicle designs of some of the most famous Hollywood Movie Cars including Batman, Avengers, Priest, and more! His 1989 Batmobile is currently at the Petersen Museum in Hollywood. Also, Fireball currently has one of the coolest automotive coloring book series with featured automotive talents and vehicle sketches from across the globe! In today’s episode, Michael and Fireball discuss how Fireball got his name, his automotive designs and work in several different movies, and how a shared passion for automotive vehicles brings people together.