The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests.
An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive.
Mixed & Produced by Jonny Bunyan
@ Pardon Our French Productions
Collecting Addicts Episode 43: The Last Race of 2023, DAB Radio & Self Maintenance
Prime episode number for a prime number of men in their prime!
F1 in Abu Dhabi, DAB vs FM vs AM radio, smoking in cars and cigar lighters, self maintenance & a two car garage for a controversial individual is all that gets talked about on Episode 43 of Collecting Addicts!
(01:12) Abu Dhabi F1 GP
(19:00) DAB Radio
(30:42) Cigarette Lighters
(42:15) Self Maintenance
(54:52) Two Car Garage
(01:05:35) Driving Tunes
Collecting Addicts Episode 42: F1 Las Vegas GP, Test Drive Stories & Chris Harris Announcement
If 42 is the number answering the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, this episode certainly isn't - but as far as car talk goes, it gets pretty damn close.
With brakes, car configurator, test drive shenanigans, Formula 1 in Vegas, 2 car garage, Top Gear news, book chat and more, this is the Hitchhiker's guide to killing an hour and a half by listening to five grown men talk about cars!
(01:08) Ceramic Brakes
(18:39) Car Configurators
(31:28) Best Test Drive Story
(53:00) F1 Las Vegas GP
(1:07:21) 2 Car Garage
(1:20:03) Driving Tunes
(1:22:16) Top Gear News
(1:24:40) Variable Valve Timings
Collecting Addicts Episode 41: Apple Carplay Love, Happy-Looking Cars & Best Loo Car Specs!
Episode 41 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!
This week our panel talks about how Apple Carplay has become the de-facto infotainment system in cars, decide what car is the happiest looking in history, choose which options they'd tick for their car-inspired loo, chat keyrings, vote for their F1 driver Prime Minister & more!
(01:05) Apple Carplay
(17:07) Happiest looking car
(27:28) Mancave Loo options
(38:17) Car key rings
(49:54) Racing driver for PM!
(01:01:34) Two car garage
(01:10:38) Driving Tunes
Collecting Addicts Episode 40: Are SUVs anti-social & is Bentley Cooler than Rolls Royce?
Quite a few important and less important topics for Collecting Addict's mid-life crisis episode. Are SUVs in towns anti-social? Is Bentley cooler than Rolls Royce? What are the best motorway snacks? Is there such a thing as the perfect button? What two car garage a modern F1 driver would pick?
All of these burning questions and more will be mostly answered on Episode 40 of Collecting Addicts!
(00:53) Are SUVs antisocial?
(20:32) Bentley cooler than Rolls Royce?
(39:08) Motorway snacks
(55:31) Favourite buttons
(1:04:59) Two Car Garage
(1:18:55) Driving Tunes
(1:20:41) CHRIS HARRIS Variable Valve Timing
Collecting Addicts Episode 39: Headrests were The Peak of Luxury, Winter Tyres & More!
In 2023, if you're in a specific age group (tickling the underbelly of 50 years old), you may recall the one true automotive status symbol of your childhood: rear head restraints! This topic and many others on episode 39 of Collecting Addicts!
(21:55) Winter Tyres
(36:40) This Week With Cars
(47:54) Electric Car Values
(58:54) Two Car Garage
Collecting Addicts Episode 38: The LS is Dead, Long Live The LM!
Are Japanese manufacturers only good at making one hit wonders? With Lexus pulling their top limousine to be replaced by a posh van conversion, our panel ponders the thinking behind the Japanese corporate decision making.
This and much more on episode 38 of Collecting Addicts!
(01:15) The Death of the LS
(19:58) Clear vs Tinted glass
(26:42) This week with cars
(41:53) F1 at COTA
(55:19) 2 Car garage
(1:06:33) Driving Tunes
Harris and crew - keep up the great work
Hands down my favourite podcast! I am sure it takes a lot to pull off each session with your gang of busy guys but please carry on!
I have been a fan of Chris Harris for many years and this group of gents have great conversations that are engaging. It makes me comment want to comment as if they could hear me. Great podcast.
A thoroughly enjoyable podcast. The Hamilton fanboyism is a bit much at times. Although I enjoy them slowly realising Vestappen is the generational talent of recent decades. The music choices are more vanilla than a Golf, and the what car should a retired goat herder with a 1 billion dollar inheritance buy is getting a bit boring. I’d much rather they delved into the motoring news. I also feel the cancerous wokeism creeping into to Harris observations from time to time which is a little sad. But yeah, pretty good stuff.