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Motoring enthusiasts Alan and Andrew discuss their takes on the week's motoring news in this 45 to 60 minute audio podcast.

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Motoring enthusiasts Alan and Andrew discuss their takes on the week's motoring news in this 45 to 60 minute audio podcast.

    It's News, Jim - 4 August 2020

    It's News, Jim - 4 August 2020

    This week Alan is joined by Daniel Puddicombe for a dash through the last fortnight's top news stories.
    We have some Dieselgate follow up, lots of senior executives moving around or standing aside, the COVID impacts on JLR, Mitsubishi pulling from Europe, a report calling for advertising bans on large and polluting vehicles, a large drop in fuel tax revenue whilst we all stayed at home, government consultation on improvements and clarifications to the Highway Code and a survey saying that parking sensors may be detrimental to safety (you'll need a large pinch of salt to accompany that last one!).
    We also talk about the return of Formula E, the history of the 2CV, a key Peugeot designer moving across to Renault, 3-spoke wheels and the Gordon Murray T50.

    As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to give us feedback on how we could make it better!

    • 48 min
    The Battle Is Lost - 21 July 2020

    The Battle Is Lost - 21 July 2020

    On this week's show, Andrew is joined by Richard Gooding. They discuss how Oliver Schmidt can finish his sentence for his part in #Dieselgate back in Germany, Audi is going to run VW's software division, teenagers took a couple of e-scooters up the A19, Vauxhall will be reopening Ellesmere Port in August, DVLA warns of delays in dealing with enquiries, there has been an extension to help those struggling with car finance payments, car-sharing the likely spike in coronavirus cases in Northamptonshire, TfL facing a legal challenge to the Congestion Charge changes, Welsh Decarbonising Transport report released and is grim reading for car owners, Moto is trialling price reductions to fuel at motorway services, Renault has revealed the Zoe in commercial vehicle guise, Modern Classics magazine sadly folds, Hartley leaves Dragon Formula E team suddenly, WRC has revealed the compressed calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season, Richard recommends a couple of TV shows worth your time, the Lunchtime Read is all about excellent roads, the List of the Week is inspirational and the And Finally is silly but Alan insisted Andrew mentions it.

    As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to give us feedback on how we could make it better!

    • 43 min
    Anarked - 14 July 2020

    Anarked - 14 July 2020

    On this week's show, the chaps ask if the class action floodgate is now open on #dieselgate, a US judge throws out the GM vs FCA spat, Andrew clarifies the PSA vulnerability, VW part with execs they had brought in from outside, Skoda's boss is leaving too, Suzuki is forced to stop selling the Jimny in the UK, British Gas switches to electric with a big order for Vauxhall, a report wants the planned road building money to go to public transport and cycling initiatives instead, Councils have a massive financial hole due to no parking revenue, Formula E bans mission control style set-ups and increases driver registration fees, the Lunchtime Read is calling out the manual gearbox only mindset, the List of the Week will help you go round the bend and the And Finally is a debate starter that classic cars are not as bad for the environment as is made out.
    As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to give us feedback on how we could make it better!

    • 42 min
    Special Edition - Rotodama

    Special Edition - Rotodama

    Alan had a chat with Thomas Cowley about the Rotodama, a forward control cab kit for the Land Rover Discovery chassis dreamt by him and three friends. We talk about how it came about and the challenges of designing and building a vehicle with production in mind.

    • 42 min
    Fences and Sitting On - 7 July 2020

    Fences and Sitting On - 7 July 2020

    On this week's show, we discuss the location of the first rental e-scooter trial in England, the June New Car Registration figures are quickly gone through, the news that there will not be an electric car scrappage scheme which allows Andrew to discuss some "frustration" at the industry, Mercedes are selling their Smart factory which Ineos may take over and reject Wales, how the BMW idea of subscriptions may not be all bad, in Formula E Daniel Abt gets a new driver, Hankook will be the next tyre supplier and the marketing team gets some heavyweight players, Jozef Kaban is returning to VW after the mess that was BMW and Rolls Royce, for the Lunchtime Read we discuss a book review, the List of the Week is about car hacking and we give you an extra one you probably hadn't heard of, and the And Finally is about a cheap EV.
    As ever, we really hope you enjoy the show and feel free to give us feedback on how we could make it better!

    • 48 min
    Special Edition - Kia Stinger GT-S Review

    Special Edition - Kia Stinger GT-S Review

    Alan spent nine weeks with a Kia Stinger decorating his driveway during the lockdown. When restrictions eased and allowed him to go further than the supermarket, how did he get on?

    • 30 min

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