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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
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The Collecting Cars Podcast with Chris Harris Collecting Cars

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

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
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Collecting Addicts Episode 62: Bicester Scramble, Best YouTube Videos & Driving Gloves

    Collecting Addicts Episode 62: Bicester Scramble, Best YouTube Videos & Driving Gloves

    With Collecting Cars present at Bicester Scramble, our Addicts recount their many experiences at what they call "the best event for people like us", from a McLaren 'full house' to a Can-Am Lotus; variety was the word of the day.
    Our Addicts share their favourite YouTube videos, including U2 at Live Aid, some French hillclimb POV & more!
    Significant debate is triggered in this episode by the question: "what do we think of driving gloves?". With Edward Lovett providing a quasi-poetic understanding of how they may be used, and Manish Pandey being offered a pair by Bentley never to use them; opinions differ wildly.
    It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy episode 62 of the Collecting Addicts podcast.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Collecting Addicts Episode 61: The Solution For Potholes, BMW The Ultimate EV Machine & More!

    Collecting Addicts Episode 61: The Solution For Potholes, BMW The Ultimate EV Machine & More!

    JCB may have created a simple one-machine solution for potholes, but fixing them is bureaucratic hell at council level. Our Addicts discuss their universal frustrations on the topic.
    BMW has posted the latest numbers on their EV sales and they seem to be doing better than anyone else.
    Some of our Addicts have different approaches to dealing with life's inherent uncertainties, so some of them have more stories than the others about running out of fuel in interesting places!
    All of this and more, on episode 61 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!
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    (00:00) Intro
    (01:00) Potholes
    (18:34) Edward's Fact
    (28:57) Electric BMWs
    (41:10) Running out of fuel story
    (1:00:37) 2 car garage
    (1:09:19) Driving Tunes

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Collecting Addicts Episode 60: Favourite Race Circuits, Comfiest Armrests & Long Drives

    Collecting Addicts Episode 60: Favourite Race Circuits, Comfiest Armrests & Long Drives

    From the point-of-view of spectator or driver, our addicts discuss their favourite race circuits in the world, with some honourable mentions.
    What is the best armrest in a car? Our armchair interior designers decide on their favourites: hard or soft, wide or thin, equipped with fridge boxes or 'non-American' - no detail is spared!
    What is the best way to spend a long drive? Alone, with one's own thoughts, favourite music, or podcasts offers quality undisturbed time. On the other hand, company unlocks conversations that would otherwise seldom occur. Perhaps one would even prefer Manish's way of being chauffeured in silence, allowing full concentration on solving life problems?
    This is episode 60 of the Collecting Addicts podcast, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Collecting Addicts Episode 59: Steelies Are Better Than Alloys, Sleeping in Cars, & Guenther Steiner’s Stardom

    Collecting Addicts Episode 59: Steelies Are Better Than Alloys, Sleeping in Cars, & Guenther Steiner’s Stardom

    Should failure be celebrated in Formula 1? This week, Manish and the Addicts share their thoughts on Guenther Steiner’s rise to fame, despite Haas’ repeat appearances at the bottom of the Constructors’ Championship leaderboard.
    They’ll also be discussing the ups and downs (mostly downs) of sleeping in cars, and covering the all-important topic of steel wheels – when are they fit for purpose, and when are they just being offered to cash in on that poverty-spec charm?
    All of these topics and more, answered on episode 59 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!
    (00:00) Intro
    (00:57) Mechanical aid fitted to a car
    (13:49) Steel wheels are better than alloys
    (22:39) This week in cars
    (44:36) Sleeping in cars
    (55:39) Guenther Steiner is the Eddie the Eagle of F1
    (1:08:50) Two car garage
    (1:22:26) Driving Tunes

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Collecting Addicts Episode 58: Sainz Wins In Oz, EV Classics & Bentley Boss Goes To Aston Martin

    Collecting Addicts Episode 58: Sainz Wins In Oz, EV Classics & Bentley Boss Goes To Aston Martin

    Massive Formua One news, Max Verstappen didn’t win a race! The big question is, has Ferrari cut the wrong driver after Sainz took home the win in the down-under Grand Prix?
    In other news, British luxury and supercar manufacturers have been experiencing some major changes, but are there great things on the horizon, or is this yet another reshuffling of debt and talent within an ageing industry?
    Our five professionally unprofessional Addicts discuss these points and more, in Episode 58 of the Collecting Addicts podcast.
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    (00:00) Intro
    (00:54) Lunaz EV conversion stops business
    (17:27) Formula 1
    (35:37) New UK motorway
    (46:35) Bentley boss goes to Aston Martin
    (58:36) Favourite film on YouTube
    (01:06:28) 2 car garage
    (01:13:10) Driving Tunes

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Collecting Addicts Episode 57: Tribute to Marcello Gandini, Favourite TV Sleuth Car & Self-Servicing!

    Collecting Addicts Episode 57: Tribute to Marcello Gandini, Favourite TV Sleuth Car & Self-Servicing!

    What have you done this week in a car?
    If you've only been a passenger or a pedestrian, you can live vicariously through the many activities of our hosts.
    From touring the Cairngorms searching for the "GR Yaris" of Scotch Whisky, to car-spotting on foot with kids through Belgravia on the way to eating some Peking Duck, you should be inspired to do more with cars this week!
    This and more on episode 57 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!
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    (00:00) Intro
    (00:59) This week in cars
    (23:32) Favourite TV sleuth
    (37:29) Itches that need scratching
    (48:27) Home servicing
    (1:00:43) Funny motorway signs
    (1:09:27) 2 car garage
    (1:20:15) Driving tunes

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

sheikhtommy ,

January 2023 episode

Loving the new format , favourite podcast i look forward to my commute

Bats Ger ,

Love it

My new favourite podcast. Great to hear unashamed car geek talk that caters for the car obsessives like me.
But you really need to do something about the sound. In general, it’s very low which is easy. You just turn up the volume but on the latest episode, you can hardly hear Neil at all

Ger_N ,

Enjoyable

Loving the new Collecting Addicts format. Nice to see more frequent episodes.

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