Last of a Driving Breed
  • Brendon Tatman
15 episodes
A celebration of classic cars and the owners who drive them everyday. No garage queens or show cars here, The Last of a Driving Breed Podcast interviews car enthusiasts who commit to their classic cars that are more than just weekend cruisers.

Episodes

Assault with a Deadly Semaphore, Part 2 [Dave Cormack]
2021 Feb 0135m 27s
Dave Cormack is the former tech editor of VW Trends Magazine, Dune Buggies and Hot VWs Magazine, and of VolksAmerica Magazine.  Dave's history in the VW scene from his first time racing (and losing) to Darrel Vittone in the famed Inch Pincher, to being schooled by Gene Berg, to being banned from Irwindale Speedway for an epic cover photo opportunity is retold in this first part, covering just some of the wild rides of a VW Journalist.
Assault with a Deadly Semaphore, Part 1 [Dave Cormack]
2021 Jan 241h 4m 34s
Dave Cormack is the former tech editor of VW Trends Magazine, Dune Buggies and Hot VWs Magazine, and of VolksAmerica Magazine.  Dave's history in the VW scene from his first time racing (and losing) to Darrel Vittone in the famed Inch Pincher, to being schooled by Gene Berg, to being banned from Irwindale Speedway for an epic cover photo opportunity is retold in this first part, covering just some of the wild rides of a VW Journalist.
S-10 Ben [Ben Chavez]
2021 Jan 171h 7m 9s
Ben Chavez is the owner of a daily driver 1993 Chevy S-10 and a project Mitsubishi Starion, but this episode takes a look at his previous career as a photojournalist for the once upon a time website OMGDrift and how this podcast likely wouldn't exist if it weren't for him taking Brendon on some great trips for the website.
Team Lucas and Million Mile Herbie [Rick Kusak and Clayton Capps]
2020 Nov 051h 11m 54s
After a rollercoaster of a year, LOADB is excited to bring the feel good story of the year with Team Lucas, the Kusak family and friend Clayton met up with LOADB on a VW road trip to Oklahoma City.  Rick Kusak is the owner of several air cooled Volkswagens but one very special Bus in particular that came to him in light of his newborn son Lucas, who needs a wheelchair and how Rick and his family came to acquire their wheelchair accessible VW Bus with the outpouring of support of the wider Volkswagen community. Clayton Capps, Rick's friend, is also the owner of several Volkswagens including "Million Mile Herbie", a 1963 VW Beetle decked out like the Love Bug that he has documented 1,000,000 miles of driving with (and an extra 20,000 miles just in the last few months!). Thank you to our friend Dustin for hosting LOADB in his garage for this episode!Audio Note: due to equipment issues this episode was recorded directly on the LOADB laptop rather than through microphones. Headphones are recommended.
Performance Garbage, Part 2 [Markos Markakis]
2020 Jul 2859m 49s
The conclusion to Performance Garbage, Markos continues to tell the stories of building his 1965 Beetle, breaking it, and rebuilding it as he reminisces on young adulthood when he first started with Volkswagens, and offers advice for his daughter when she inevitably gets the 'Buzz Bomb'.
Performance Garbage, Part 1 [Markos Markakis]
2020 Jul 201h 1m 56s
To some, the art piece is the art. To others, the art is how the piece came to be. And Markos Markakis demonstrates how art is the evolution of expression with his 1965 VW Beetle that started as a free gift to his brother as young adults. The story of his bug is far from over, but on this episode he tells the stories of how through fires, tossed wheels, junkyard engines, and countless paint jobs his Volkswagen went from his young adult hot rod project in the late 90s to a future gift to his daughter as a truly one of a kind ride, pinstripes and shark teeth and all.
The GMC Syclone is America's Godzilla [Ian Mathews Part 2]
2020 Jul 131h 6m 26s
The GMC Syclone, Ian argues, is the American answer to Japan's GTR. In Part 2 of our sit down, Ian talks about his experience with his Audi A6, why he bought his Quadrasteer Suburban, and what it's like to have a "project plane" to live in and then come home to his daily driver, the GMC Syclone.
Be a Miata Owner, Talk About How Slow You Are [Ian Mathews Part 1]
2020 Jul 061h 8m 48s
This one was a long time coming. Ian has been a kind of internet friend of mine for a decade; knowing each other from a certain car related image board of Japanese influence. Finally, we got to sit down while he was on a cross-country road trip to buy a specific kind of Chevy Suburban with Quadra-steer, but this episode covers each of his drivers from a GMC Syclone to his assortment of Toyotas, Hondas, and Mazdas.
Driving Breed Stories
2020 Jun 2939m 22s
This episode is a solo one. After consulting the LOADB Facebook discussion group and announcing that Mark has stepped back from the podcast officially to focus on his new job, Brendon moved ahead will filling in a gap in episodes with 3 stories. This episode features The $400 Comanche, the story of the best truck that one could buy for less than a video game console. My first drive in a 911, and how it changed Brendon's understanding of driving fast forever. And finally, Panelgon Camping, and how cars can serve as a focus for family. Panelgon Camping is accompanied by "The Great Unknown", a song written by The Roman from Regular Car Reviews, with his full and explicit permission. Full credit about the song belongs to him, but it hit too close to home with Brendon and it simply had to be included in what it means to make Dads proud. You can find the song here - https://theromanrcr.bandcamp.com/track/the-great-unknown
The Westmoreland Wagen Part 2 [Tony Seize]
2020 Jun 2242m 24s
Conclusion to The Westmoreland Wagen