98 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 353 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 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
    Collecting Addicts Episode 56: Formula 1 in Jeddah, Handsome Racing Drivers & McLaren is for sale!

    Collecting Addicts Episode 56: Formula 1 in Jeddah, Handsome Racing Drivers & McLaren is for sale!

    Have you ever thought of buying McLaren? No, not the cars themselves (this seems to be complicated at the moment) but the company itself! Well, now is the time, as the current owners seem anxious to find a new custodian...
    All of this 'expert' financial chat*, a who's who of the hottest racing drivers in F1, more Red Bull(-crap), autos vs manual & more on episode 56 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!
    *(Collecting Addicts is not a financial advisor, invest at your own risk - especially if listening to someone who sold a GT3 RS 4.0 for £150k...)
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    (00:00) Intro
    (00:50) Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP
    (14:36) Christian Horner
    (20:17) Washing the car
    (36:38) Auto vs manual
    (47:23) Good-looking F1 drivers
    (55:58) McLaren for sale
    (01:07:19) 2 car garage
    (01:16:07) Driving Tunes

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
353 Ratings

353 Ratings

piiiqwertwwrt ,

Fantastic

Chris Harris and Neil Clifford are an absolute joy to listen to

CBYir ,

Another brilliant episode!

The last episode was even better than usual, which is saying something. And I agree, every petrolhead should read Alan Clark, and Richard Lietz is one of the best, and a good guy to boot. However, contra Adrian Newey, the car is ‘Vanishing Point’ is a Dodge!

ZosoVenom ,

Lewis won’t win his 8th. British cry babies

Get over it. I don’t like him and I hope that means you don’t like me considering what you said. Winless since 21’. No mention of that? Hmm.

Biased cry baby Brit’s who hate Max/Red Bull but didn’t moan when Merc was doing the same thing.

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