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TV presenter Jonny Smith and Sniff Petrol creator Richard Porter are two friends who talk about cars, and many other things.
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Smith and Sniff Jonny Smith and Richard Porter

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    • 4.9 • 106 Ratings

TV presenter Jonny Smith and Sniff Petrol creator Richard Porter are two friends who talk about cars, and many other things.
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    A car made by Robins

    A car made by Robins

    This week Jonny and Richard are impressed by the Wells Vertige, apart from one thing. Also in this episode, cars that handle well but look like plop, replacing love with gloves in lyrics, what happens when you buy a Golf R, respect for Sweden’s greatest pop star, airbrushed T-shirts in shopping malls, falling asleep leaning on a generator lorry, an unexpected pint of lager, Gordon Murray’s Alfaholics Junior Zagato, bargain Aldi floormats from a surprising maker, more on moonlighting WRC drivers, Smith and Sniff’s influence reaching the adult video industry, a brief appearance from Brian the cat, visibly checking out people’s cars, the demise of the small MPV, driving around in a Victorian Winter garden, taking a Hispano Suiza to We Buy Any Car, and the return of Jonny’s Prelude-loving ‘90s housemate. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The morning after

    The morning after

    After a night at the What Car? awards Jonny and Richard are together in central London sounding a bit rancid as they meander their way through various topics including hotel room mishaps, badly made awards trophies, Roger Moore impressions, learn to say Ford properly, sleeping with the lights on, why the Skoda Octavia should win everything, minesweeping for wine, a photo booth of hats, a camper van outside a posh hotel, current shape RS6s on Dutch plates, generic men at black tie events, Tesla not being pleased to win awards, human beat boxing, the Jeep Avenger drum machine indicator sound, the Abarth 500e sound faker, accidentally going to a wedding in trainers, people who measure cars, an attractive older lady in a mk2 Range Rover, the pleasure of being master of cruise, the worst driven cars on the road, pro wax jacket wearers in old money cars, Imprezas with eye infections, and rally drivers running other businesses. 
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    • 58 min
    I'm in love with a Czech police car

    I'm in love with a Czech police car

    Jonny and Richard fall in love with an old Tatra coming up for auction. Also in this episode, 1980s mullet strakes, BMW no longer selling cars to the police, what went on at the Sunday Scramble, a Lotus Elite with a powerful interior, the Toyota Aygo X, disappointment with the VW ID. Buzz, a moment of mourning for the Up GTI, Lego car frustration, the disappearance of the hula skirt on coaches, Harry Metcalfe arriving at Bicester Heritage in a uncontrollable home made hovercraft, and why do American cars and coffee meets always start far too early? 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Riding the Lightning

    Riding the Lightning

    Richard has been in the US driving Ford’s all-electric F-150 while Jonny went to Somerset in a Volvo. Also in this episode, an art gallery owner’s shabby Mercedes, why things don’t get stolen out of American pick ups, Bronco v Bronco Spowaaataaagh, giving presents to the bin men, small town straight pipe moped guy, double bassing a Camry gearbox, and brief tributes to Tom Karen and Ken Block. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Questions from the audience

    Questions from the audience

    Jonny and Richard answer audience questions during their live show at The Car Barn. Topics covered include a strange aftershave called Jape, best p-vistas, worst wing on a car, Richard’s brief TV career, One Show presenters walking in and out of shot, switching from reverse to drive while the car is still moving, Tiff Needell’s treatment of American hire cars, Jeep using the Avenger name, a possible Smith and Sniff company car, dog burnouts, the best French luxury barges, starting your own car company, six-wheeled cars, the delights of dealing with Tesla, Noel Edmonds, tip run cars, low budget Ken Block, non-hearse hearses, and Jonny’s secret modelling gig. 
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    • 1 hr
    Limp home mode

    Limp home mode

    In their last show of the year Jonny and Richard are in a rustic room together discussing DIY AdBlue, James Dyson’s thirst headaches, Ozzy Osbourne’s quad bike for sale, forgetting which side your fuel filler is on, a man in a Suzuki Carry filling too many jerry cans, the ancient art of hanging a tennis ball from the garage ceiling, drying a damp car interior, how to say Ka, the world’s smallest exhaust pipe, limp home mode, Richard’s dad’s Talbot Solara getting jammed in gear, a Volvo garage with a very long name, the angel fish of cars, off-brand sit-coms, getting ghosted by Chris Harris, the history of the motorsport jacket, accidentally sitting on Richard Hammond’s breakfast, an Australian horribly misusing a Dyson hand dryer, and EMF getting swearing into the charts. Thanks to everyone who has supported Smith and Sniff in 2022. See you next year.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

having a "nickname" is dumb ,

Like have a chat with your best friends about cars

Jonny Smith and Richard Porter just have a wonderful chemistry. Uniting former fifth gear presenter and top gear writer, a magical automotive-podcast baby is made! Do check them out

The Actual Skinny Pete ,

It’s Sade’s favorite podcast.

And mine.

Dave Brittelli. ,

Go on now.

The boys crack me up every time. Great show. Appreciate the content.

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