MICHAEL CARUSO: V8 SLEUTH PODCAST

MICHAEL Caruso joins us for this week’s episode of the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Timken.

Caruso talks about growing up watching his dad Mick race, his early years in karting and his brief time in Formula Ford, as well as his move to Europe to sweep floors for a Formula 3000 team to try and land a race drive.

He also opens up about making the switch to V8 Supercars, the key role the late Jim Morton played in launching his tin-top career, and his … unusual … job interview with Garry Rogers.

His years with Garry Rogers Motorsport delivered him a firm friendship with teammate Lee Holdsworth, and he talks about their nicknames at GRM, the real origin story of the special Valvoline livery they took to the podium at Bathurst in 2009, plus that incredible mid-race spin at Reid Park.

Caruso also tells a hilarious tale from the night out after his maiden V8 race win at Hidden Valley, opens up on his years with Nissan and Kelly Racing, and tackles your National Motor Racing Museum Couch Racer Questions and our Motorfocus Top 10 Shootout.

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EPISODE LIST: THE V8 SLEUTH PODCAST
Ep. 1 – John Bowe
Ep. 2 – Mark Webber
Ep. 3 – Q&A
Ep. 4 – Cameron McConville
Ep. 5 – The Green-Eyed Monster
Ep. 6 – Q&A
Ep. 7 – Will Davison (Part 1)
Ep. 8 – Will Davison (Part 2)
Ep. 9 – The Brock Commodore called Beth (HRT 030)
Ep. 10 – Steven Johnson
Ep. 11 – Jamie Whincup
Ep. 12 – Troy Bayliss
Ep. 13 – 888-023 aka Kate
Ep. 14 – Dick Johnson
Ep. 15 – Paul Gover
Ep. 16 – Mark Skaife
Ep. 17 – Garth Tander
Ep. 18 – Jim Richards
Ep. 19 – Ford’s Top 10 Bathurst Drivers
Ep. 20 – Colin Bond
Ep. 21 – The Last DJR Car To Win Bathurst
Ep. 22 – V8 Sleuth’s 2019 Bathurst Preview
Ep. 23 – Simona De Silvestro
Ep. 24 – Q&A
Ep. 25 – Q&A
Ep. 26 – Why we love the Bathurst 12 Hour
Ep. 27 – Jason Bargwanna
Ep. 28 – 
Adelaide 500, Q&A
Ep. 29 – David Reynolds (Part 1)
Ep. 30 – David Reynolds (Part 2)
Ep. 31 – Larry Perkins (Part 1)
Ep. 32 – Larry Perkins (Part 2)
Ep. 33 – Ryan Story (Part 1)
Ep. 34 – Ryan Story (Part 2)
Ep. 35 – Q&A
Ep. 36 – Greg Rust (Part 1)
Ep. 37 – Greg Rust (Part 2)
Ep. 38 – Nick Percat (Part 1)
Ep. 39 – Nick Percat (Part 2)
Ep. 40 – V8 Sleuth Trivia Competition!
Ep. 41 – Jason Bright (Part 1)
Ep. 42 – Jason Bright (Part 2)
Ep. 43 – Alan Gow (Part 1)
Ep. 44 – Alan Gow (Part 2)
Ep. 45 – Wayne Gardner (Part 1)
Ep. 46 – Wayne Gardner (Part 2)
Ep. 47  Q&A: Thunderdome, V8s on Channel 9 and more…
Ep. 48  The 5 Greatest DJR/DJRTP Racecars
Ep. 49  Peter Brock’s first #05 Holden
Ep. 50 – Paul Dumbrell (Part 1)
Ep. 51 – Paul Dumbrell (Part 2)
Ep. 52 – Michael Caruso (Part 1)
Ep. 53 – Michael Caruso (Part 2)
Ep. 54 – What happened to Brock’s Bathurst-winning cars
Ep. 55 – Q&A: Sneaky turbo dials, JR’s podium cars and more…
Ep. 56 – Q&A: Privateers, Skylines, Triple Challenge TV and more…
Ep. 57 – Luke Youlden (Part 1)
Ep. 58 – Luke Youlden (Part 2)
Ep. 59 – 20 years of Super2: Rising stars and magic moments
Ep. 60 – Scott McLaughlin (Part 1)
Ep. 61 – Scott McLaughlin (Part 2)
Ep. 62 – Q&A: Polarisers, winning AU Falcons, the ‘missing’ HRT car
Ep. 63 – Grant Denyer (Part 1)
Ep. 64 – Grant Denyer (Part 2)
Ep. 65 – Super Touring’s glory years Down Under
Ep. 66 – Greg Murphy (Part 1)
Ep. 67 – Greg Murphy (Part 2)
Ep. 68 – Melinda Price