Episode 7: The Gearheads Time Travel With Adam Kontras

The Round Six Podcast show

Summary: THE STAINLESS STEEL CONSTRUCTION MAKES THE FLUX DISPERSAL…<br><br> <br> The Round Six Gearheads sat down with documentarian Adam Kontras, and talked DeLorean DMC-12’s, time machines, Back to the Future movie cars, LS engine swaps, automotive drama, Shakesperian betrayal… and Eric’s eating habits, naturally.<br> All of this as Adam’s documentary, Fastest DeLorean in the World hits <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Fastest-Delorean-World-Adam-Kontras/dp/B07B9ZZ29Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1522939174&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=fastest+delorean" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Amazon Video</a>, sharing fortuitous timing with another story about a kid from Columbus Ohio who happens to race a DeLorean. Ready Player One ironically has more screen time of Doc brown’s stylish time machine than does the original Back to the Future. Talk about all things being delicately interconnected.<br> SPOILER ALERT: Watch the documentary first if you don’t want to spoil anything. It’s a big spoiler.<br> Wish to have the DeLorean time machine appear at your Birthday, wedding, bris, whatever? Hit up Adam’s site <a href="http://www.rentthedelorean.com/landing" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.<br> THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE:<br> <br> * How a non-car guy becomes a car guy by way of necessity<br> * The incredible sense of community in the car world<br> * Hindsight being 20/20<br> * The variables involved in building an engine vs purchasing a salvage motor or crate engine<br> * Brian ponders mounting turbos in the rear exhaust vents<br> * The benchmark of 12.6’s in the 1/4 mile<br> * The hard part of having to rely on the car to earn a living while risking breakage<br> * Troubleshooting a power dip<br> * Sorting gremlins<br> * Faked dyno pulls<br> * The effect of the new movie Ready Player One on the car’s popularity<br> * The incredible tie-in with Don Fullilove, aka Mayor Goldie Wilson<br> * Did you happen to know that Suzy is a publicist?<br> * Double-feature of Back to the Future and Fastest DeLorean with a Q&amp;A with Adam and The Mayor of Hill Valley<br> * The polarizing nature of the f-bomb<br> * Creating a f***less version of the documentary<br> * The neat coincidence of the shipping of the DeLorean<br> * Questioning the manufactured drama of automotive reality television<br> * “Ha-ha” vs “horrifying” funny<br> * Enjoying a tasty timeslip sandwich with the kids<br> * Overlooking the small things when rushing a project<br> * The true cost of budget knock-off parts<br> * Brian’s endearing soft-ball joke delivery gets a name<br> * Where and how to watch the film, and how to help support it<br> <br>