“Act like you know what you’re doing,” — Solid advice when it comes to succeeding in near anything you attempt in life, and James’s story is a prime example of that. How an eBay purchase brought him to pit lane and part of the Official Trans Am series team.
No PowerPoints from Josh this week, but James did provide one you can find on our website!
This episode, thanks to James, is sponsored by Shinesty — the place for all of your themed clothing needs, perfect for the upcoming Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
A huge thank you to Mr. James Prostell for sharing time with us for the latest MiMoto Podcast! As promised–a host of media “extras” from the promised PowerPoint to photos of James, his poor red Ford Focus (RIP Focus!), and his adventures behind the scenes.
Seeking adventure for the Jeep, we’re instead, invited on a trail adventure, via the new Bronco. It’s a muddy game of ballet taking on the trails in its return. We hit on the new SUV’s prices and packages, and talk about Ford’s latest hybrid product — the Maverick. And of course — the return of the “Bikes we don’t get in the U.S.” PowerPoint. | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music “Space 80s” by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello | — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mimoto/support
[Title Card] 10 months later…. It’s been a while, but Josh and Lalita make their triumphant return! We catch you up on our last ten months, from job changes and an upcoming big event, to the “Nightmare Motorcycle Project.” Hear what new toys are gracing our garage this summer — and Josh shares a PowerPoint…on motorcycles Lalita will (and is) be bitter about. | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music “Space 80s” by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello | — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mimoto/support
We introduce the first of many episodes to come for the newly created “MiStories” series–talking to friends and people we know in the industry, hobbyists, enthusiasts and others who can’t get enough of motors and wheels. Our first-ever guest, is friend, colleague and man of the auto world, Rex Roy, who has worked more than half of his life in the auto industry. From working with his dad at his agency back in the day to his seriously cool work with Jack Morton before COVID took his job too, join us as we learn more about his workings in the industry, his love of most anything on wheels, and what he’s up to now. Lalita and Josh also share a strange run-in on Twitter and a serious case of wrong-identity oddly involving PornHub … you’ll just have to listen this week. | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music “Space 80s” by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello |
Would you be interested in riding a motorcycle from the earlier days, absolutely brand new? Well, if you ever fancy a venture to a small town in Indiana by the name of Goshen, you can. Josh and Lalita finally leave the house (and state) for a sanitized and mask-friendly adventure to a little place known as Janus Motorcycles to tour their small shop/factory and enjoy the test ride that was very cancelled due to COVID-19 earlier this summer. Also joining them are their dogs, Luna and Matty, who add somewhat musical and actually noisy accompaniment to show (who doesn’t love dogs?). | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music “Space 80s” by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello |
You love a good rotating Dorito, and so do we. This week it’s all about the German, also (twice) a Nazi, and brilliant engineer Felix Wankel, otherwise known as the creator behind the notorious Wankel rotary engine. We discuss its somewhat brief history in the automotive world, especially with Mazda pointing out the good (an overall win at Le Mans!), and the bad (the RX7s and RX8s who don’t see life much past 50k). | Hosted by Lalita Chemello and Josh Pohl | Music “Space 80s” by Illegot | Produced by Lalita Chemello |
Another special episode to spend more time with our dads, as we continue and return home (again) to speak with Lalita’s father, Morgan Chemello, lending the story of his early days of tearing apart tricycles, his few years working with Roush and the pace cars of the IndyCar series, and his work now of over 20 years with the General (GM), with much in-between. Examples: Double-front cars. Datsun trucks with Chevy engines. Pace car drives around Laguna Seca. Blackwing. C8 work. Tune on in.
Note from Lalita:
There’s something special about spending time with your family and really listening to their stories. Not to say that Josh and I don’t and haven’t (cause we do), but these episodes gave us a platform to hear stories that were never shared with us prior, something we will cherish moving forward. I know there are many more stories to hear, and in having done this, I hope we get opportunities to do these episodes again in the future. And maybe not just with our fathers, but others too.
If you ever have the opportunity to sit down with loved ones and hear some tales, we absolutely encourage it. Even try to make some time to do so. Hear what else they might have to say. You might learn some really neat things. Things you can share with your family in the years to come.
Included this week is the article featured in the newspaper of my father’s high school shop creation. I’ve seen the picture before, but I thought it would be just as fun to share it.
A big thanks to both Frank Pohl and Morgan Chemello (thanks dads!), for letting us pull them into the podcast world. They were incredibly open to it, and I find both of them quite enjoyed it.