This is the podcast for Petrolheads. Join professional racing driver Jason Plato and lover of all things automotive, Dave Vitty, for some quality car chat, and some very famous passengers joining them for the ride. Fuelling Around is powered by Adrian Flux.
Going For Gold with Sir Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy is one of the world’s greatest ever Olympians with a record haul of 6 gold medals, but how many people know about his car racing career? Since retiring from cycling after the London Olympics in 2012, Chris has had the opportunity to live out his boyhood motor racing dream, that’s seen him drive for the likes of Radical, Ginetta and Nissan, with the latter training him to compete in the legendary Le Mans 24 hour race. In addition, Chris tells Jason and Dave about his car history and the BMW 318i that was his passport to freedom, the BMW M3 which was very nearly his passport to a muddy ditch off a wet road, and his mutual love and respect for the very different qualities of the beautiful Jaguar XKR and the awesome Nissan GTR. Fuelling Around is powered by Adrian Flux. This episode was recorded remotely.
This Is The Life with Amy Macdonald
Singer, songwriter and self-confessed car nut Amy Macdonald chats with Jason Plato and Dave Vitty about her impressive car history, which is the stuff of dreams for most people! She had an Audi R8 by the age of 20, and at the height of her car habit, was the proud owner of a Range Rover, a Bentley Continental and not one, but two Ferraris! She says that at first it used to turn heads when people saw this wee girl driving a Ferrari around the streets of Glasgow, but these days nobody batters an eye, as they know it will most likely be Amy Macdonald!
Cooking Up A Storm with James Martin
TV chef James Martin joins Jason Plato and Dave Vitty to discuss his weird and wonderful collection of cars, how he started cooking on television and the story behind how he met BTCC legend Plato, plus he tells us about getting driving tuition from F1 icon, Sir Jackie Stewart and how he used to drive tractors growing up on a farm. And if that’s not enough, James also reveals how he spent £175,000 on a 50-year-old Mercedes Benz and the time when he owned the second Lotus Elise ever made. Fuelling Around is powered by Adrian Flux. This episode was recorded remotely.
I Predict It’s Ricky Wilson
Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson joins Jason Plato and Dave Vitty, to talk about his classic Mini, which is stuck in a garage in Cornwall with electrical problems, his ludicrous and lairy Honda Civic Type R, which was the best freebie ever for a Yorkshireman who doesn’t part easily with money, and his Range Rover that became a bit of a rock n roll statement. In between, there’s everything from Jaguar D Types, to Wedgwood crockery and private number plates, to French service stations! Fuelling Around is powered by Adrian Flux. This episode was recorded remotely.
On The Limit with Maxi Jazz
Faithless frontman and all round car nut Maxi Jazz joins Jason Plato and Dave Vitty, to talk about his long standing love affair with his impressive collection of cars, including a bright orange Mark 2 Ford Escort, his eye-opening trip to the legendary Bathurst circuit, and how motor racing gives him more nerves than performing on stage in front of 50,000 people! Fuelling Around is powered by Adrian Flux. This episode was recorded remotely.
Life In The Fast Lane with Suzi Perry
BBC and BT Sport broadcaster and journalist Suzi Perry joins Jason Plato and Dave Vitty to discuss her 20 years in motorsport, interviewing Valentino Rossi, working with F1 legend Murray Walker, her unique story about passing her driving test, why the Honda S2000 is an underrated car and her quandary on whether she prefers cars or motorbikes. Hear more of Suzi’s car stories on the BT Sport MotoGP podcast, BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Gas It Out and Tatum & Pearson. This podcast was recorded remotely.
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My Kind Of Podcast 🏁
A great and fun insight into cars and racing 👌🏁
Petrol head’s dream
Love the podcast, very funny and love the car chat, please make some more as I saw this was the final one!
Brilliant podcast. Some great guests and good banter. As mentioned previously, it’s a shame they couldn’t be a bit longer, but nonetheless it’s still good work! 👌🏻👌🏻