On the Automovie Pocast we discuss cars and motorsport in films and TV, and geek out about all things automotive on the big and small screen.
Bond, The Cars, The Chases, The Gadgets
In this episode, Chris and Marty talk Bond, James Bond as they discuss their favourite Bonds, Bond cars and chases ahead of the release of No Time To Die. There's also a review of the new Schumacher documentary on Netflix and the latest season of Car Trek.
The state of Car YouTube
Chris and Marty talk about whether automotive YouTube is getting stale, wax lyrical about Will Buxton's wonderful love letter to Le Mans, and look forward to the next Car Trek!
Bayhem! The Car Chases of Michael Bay
In this episode, Chris and Marty demand things to be awesome as we take a look at the hyperactive, hyperkinetic car chases from Michael Bay's early career. Plus, a review of The Grand Tour presents Lochdown and a preview of the Michael Schumacher documentary coming to Netflix in September.
Fast 9 vs An Awful F&F Spoof...
In this episode, Chris watches a man dig a hole, Marty brushes up on his German, and we see if Fast 9 is becoming its own parody.
Going back to Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Chris and Marty both watch the original 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds film for the first time, and are surprised to find that no-one is annoying in the original as Kip Raines is in the remake. Also, we talk Clarkson doing farming, Henry Catchpole drives a Golf, and a man watches every Fast and Furious film.
The state of Motorsport TV
In a step away from our usual format, Chris and Marty talk about motorsport TV, including what drives them mad about IndyCar coverage, why Monaco was the best Formula E race to date, and why Marty worries about whether Anthony Davidson can pay his mortgage.
But first, we discuss the great Car Trek Season 4 and Hagerty reports a screen used, Paul Walker-driven orange Toyota Supra from the first two Fast and the Furious films is going under the hammer.
For their YouTube picks, Marty went with Alex Brundle's excellent Good Lap vs Great Lap - Lewis Hamilton at Monaco 2019, and then Romain Grosjean's official channel, which includes his excellent track guide to Monaco.
Chris combined the love of build channels and racing channels by highlighting Team Prawn Racing, and Nick Vaughn who both builds and races his Audi A3. Also this year has seen a big push by Praga to highlight their R1 race car, and Jimmy Broadbent has been taking his viewers with him into the cockpit.
Lastly, What has Henry Catchpole been up to this week? Well… McLaren F1, Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes CLK GTR: The ULTIMATE Group Test, Part 1. In the first part is the Mclaren F1, then the 911 GT1 Strassewagen in the second, with the CLK GTR to follow.
Also DK Engineering’s user guides for the CLK GTR and 911 GT1 are well worth a watch to really geek out about every detail of both of these super, super rare cars!
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Two of my favourite things
By the title I mean cars and films, I’m not saying Marty and Chris make my trouser parts tingle. That said, the presenters work really well together and have grown into the podcast very quickly and I really enjoy their perspectives on films I love, some I don’t, and a load of info about car related content out there on streaming and the internet. Well worth a listen!
Great for car nerds and movie geeks.
It you like cars and / or car movies give this a listen. Each episode covers a particular subject such as the fast and furious movies, or the Gumball Rally with lots of geeky detail that I love. Marty and a Chris are engaging presenters who know both their cars and their films. Also they cover a lot of car based you tube content which probably doesn’t get the formal reviews deserved or otherwise.
A great listen
A fascinating podcast into the world of cars and the screen (whether it be TV, movies, or on the new-fangled internet). Clearly the two presenters are very passionate about the subject, and it really shows through. Perhaps a bit geeky at times, but that’s something to be celebrated! Looking forward to more from these two guys!