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Gareth Jones On Speed

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THE podcast for petrol-heads, by Gareth Jones (of ITV1's Speed Sunday & How2, and A1GP pit lane reporter), his car-mad uber-geek mate Zog, Richard Porter (Sniff Petrol, BBC Top Gear, the Grand Tour) and Aussie sports journalist Sarah Leach. On Speed covers everything on 4 wheels, from Audi to BMW; Ferrari to Williams; Renault to McLaren; Ford to Porsche; Alfa to Mercedes; VW to Jaguar; classic cars; concept cars; road cars; race cars. There's every kind of motorsport Formula One, WRC, Le Man ...
 
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Jonny's got the lurgy and Richard has been told off by a dentist. Also in this episode, struggling to recall Kim Basinger's music career, buying out of date sweets from Jeff Bezos's lock-up, going nuts with one of those suitcase cellophane machines, the pros and cons of space exploration, and whatever happened to Tasmin Archer? Plus, wanting a Hill…
 
Jonny's been driving two Audis, Richard has discovered something about the Renault Scenic, and there's an unexpected diversion into the world of aquatic mammals. Also in this episode, not letting Jonny get his maracas, Peugeots that sound like Scottish swear words, Nick Knowles' house party, places where they say ock-shun, and do narwhals actually …
 
Jonny and Richard went to the premiere of the new Bond film. The morning after the night before they recount what happened. Features car albums, plot details for 1960s films, having a wee in Bond filming locations, why Aston doesn't sell stunt cars, the secret reason why there are two Range Rover Sports in the new film, ear syringing videos, 007's …
 
Richard can't get comfy in an electric Fiat and Jonny mounts a spirited defence of a Renault tech-lift. Also in this episode, trying to name all the Wacky Racers, not talking to anyone at the Goodwood Revival, inventing the laser pointer pipe, encountering an unprofessional racing pigeon, getting scared by the start of Octopussy, and enjoying the f…
 
Jonny has spotted a barn find rally legend on eBay but Richard would rather go to Portugal. Also in this episode, listeners' tales of bump starting and exploding shopping, a comical We Buy Any Car offer on Richard's Defender, the world's most unlikely getaway car, the Lotus Elise win your own supercharger belt challenge, and what the hell is going …
 
Jonny and Richard reflect on Saturday's second Late Brake Show Live event. Also in this episode, The Fordsy 100 Index, going for an old school curry, running country cams, getting a double Sade gift from a Terminator, car shows swapping presenters like prisoners, the best type of Elvis, having a drum & bass breakdown, and Richard banging on about U…
 
Jonny tells a story about being a good samaritan that takes an unexpected live action turn. Also in this episode, using the word village for other things, the size of old car keys, making up lies about places, the arrival of a baby tortoise, cats suffering front wheel lock-up, diagonal walking into a Korean restaurant disaster, a mysterious blue Lo…
 
Jonny knows someone with a very low range motorcycle and Richard has been wondering what happens to old minicabs. Also in this episode, celebrities in the 1970s showing off their cars, the importance of Noel Edmonds and his beard, people with poor gearchange strategy, what car to drive to a British citizenship ceremony, memories of scary drum and b…
 
Jonny's been in a ruck with a van driver and Richard has some TV show ideas. Also in this episode, Karmann chameleon, the Hindenburg of motorhomes, the best time to buy a sledge, why moss is an integral part of Land Rovers, the most SAAB man in the world, and how Jeremy Clarkson likes journey length to be expressed. Plus, listener updates on public…
 
Jonny draws our attention to a very expensive second-hand tractor and Richard shares the true story behind the infamous Top Gear indestructible Hilux film. Also in this episode, bin food, electricity pylons, cooling towers, scary public information films, utility company special vehicles, strange posters on your childhood bedroom walls, non-swearwo…
 
Jonny and Richard look back on the previous day's inaugural Late Brake Show live event while sitting in a Dover hotel room which is decorated like a dead uncle's flat. Also in this episode, Jonny remembers a recent encounter with a lady who got trapped under a Honda Jazz and Richard reveals what inspired the Grand Tour theme tune. Plus, Noel Edmond…
 
Jonny and Richard have accidentally spoilt someone's enjoyment of their new car. Also in this episode, not liking Tommy Lee Jones, households that own two of the same car, Jonny's spooky doppleganger, getting to know cars by washing them, having an international face, and what does Nicolas Cage drive? Plus, a leggy R.S. Megane that Jonny definitely…
 
How did the beloved singing duo get to Scarborough Fair? Also in this episode, venus fly traps, unstable loo seats, surprisingly posh Transit door locks, football trains, suity shoes, plane funk smells, zombie morris dancing, potatoes in cupholders, affluent foreign spec cars, modern steel wheels and Griff Rhys Jones in his underpants. Plus, top ne…
 
This week Jonny and Richard manage to talk about cars for once, including the Ineos Grenadier, the Gemballa Marsien and the new Vauxhall Astra. There's also chat about which paint colours don't cost extra, cars you'd only want to buy new, the world's most laid back traction control, unintelligent damper control, songwriters not being specific enoug…
 
This week Jonny and Richard sit in a field drinking wine and talking about things they've seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. So naturally the conversation covers Brut aftershave, buying wine at 9am, Sweden's top TV chef, sporting event streakers, aerobatic display team The Reawarrs, Gordon Murray's hydration strategy, Michael Bolton on a bicyc…
 
Richard has been to see the new Fast & Furious film and Jonny has received a package from a multiple Formula 1 champion. Also in this episode, a Corsa with ghosts in it, various kinds of sneezing, the wonders of ABBA, Strava for auto jumbles, American pronunciations, Vin Diesel in a Gordon Keeble, a self-driving Mustang and Dame Helen Mirren's palm…
 
Jonny tells the full story of his Lada Niva water disaster. Also in this episode, the horror of gel plates, a bargain-priced GMC Motorhome, annoying noises, world leader car intel, and the new Peugeot logo just isn't working. Plus, what happens when 1970s crime fighters try to reverse small trailers, why modern police can't use tiny downstairs lava…
 
A listener has sent us an incredible tale of a kids' entertainer getting into a comical tiny van accident. Also in this episode, a creepy flyer for a magician, why the Chicago Bulls of the nineties would have been great at magic, a hot hatch grandma, which cars Simon Cowell resembles, an update on David Coverdale's cars, the nightmare of light-colo…
 
Jonny has been listening to country music while Richard encountered some annoying aeroplanes. Also in this episode, drinking whisky like someone in a movie, why Chinooks are like kits with two bass drums, a confusion about George Benson's bed shop, why you never see people mooning or sitting backwards on kitchen chairs any more, and a discussion ab…
 
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