19 episodes

You wake up one day, check your bank balance and suddenly discover you're an instant bilionnaire! Then you receive an email to say that you can buy any cars or bikes you like, but you're only allowed three in your 'dream garage'. What would you choose to have?

Welcome to The Motor Dream Podcast, where host Conor McNally chats with established racing drivers, riders and personalities within the motorsport and motoring industry, along with respected figures and personalities in the media about what their dream garage would be, as well as their passion and interest for all things motoring.

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The Motor Dream Podcast Conor McNally

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You wake up one day, check your bank balance and suddenly discover you're an instant bilionnaire! Then you receive an email to say that you can buy any cars or bikes you like, but you're only allowed three in your 'dream garage'. What would you choose to have?

Welcome to The Motor Dream Podcast, where host Conor McNally chats with established racing drivers, riders and personalities within the motorsport and motoring industry, along with respected figures and personalities in the media about what their dream garage would be, as well as their passion and interest for all things motoring.

#themotordream

    Episode 1 - Luke King

    Episode 1 - Luke King

    In the first episode of the podcast, we are honoured to have Luke King as our inaugural guest. Luke's journey in the world of motorsport began more than a decade ago when he impressed everyone with his performance in the NSW Production Touring Car Championship, competing against more powerful cars in an EA Ford Falcon. From there, he continued to showcase his raw talent in Formula Ford, Australian Production Cars, the Toyota 86 Racing Series, and most recently, TCR Australia.

    Now, Luke has taken a leap forward in his career as he enters his maiden campaign in Carrera Cup Australia with the esteemed Wall Racing team. What sets Luke apart is not only his exceptional skills on the track but also his professionalism both on and off it. He goes above and beyond to ensure his sponsors are well taken care of, demonstrating his unwavering commitment. Furthermore, his media prowess perfectly complements his immense talent.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 2 - Maddi Patterson

    Episode 2 - Maddi Patterson

    In this captivating episode of the Motor Dream Podcast, we have the privilege of welcoming Maddi Patterson, a trailblazing figure in the world of MotoGP journalism. Maddi's incredible journey began with a childhood dream of owning and riding horses. However, it was her relationship with a motorcycle enthusiast that ignited her passion for all things MotoGP and set her life on an entirely new course.

    As Maddi immersed herself in the world of MotoGP, her determination led her to traverse the globe, starting as a grid girl and building a network of invaluable contacts along the way. Through perseverance and unwavering dedication, she eventually carved out a successful career as a respected journalist, both locally and internationally.

    The path hasn't been without its challenges. Maddi faced profound hardships after a freak fire incident in 2020, leaving her with significant burns. Yet, with her trademark resilience, she refused to let this setback define her. Determined to prove herself and make a remarkable recovery, Maddi's tenacity and strength shine through.

    Check out Maddi's work at the Motorcycle Sport website
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    • 1 hr
    Episode 3 - Luke West

    Episode 3 - Luke West

    In this episode, we dive into the fascinating journey of Luke West, a journalist who found his passion for cars and motorsport despite growing up in a family with little interest in the automotive world. Luke's career took off when he decided to pursue a career in media and landed a position with Auto Action, a renowned Australian motor racing magazine. Through his insightful writing and captivating style, Luke quickly gained popularity and even earned a regular column in the magazine as the Reverend Limiter of Ghinni Ghinni. This marked the beginning of his alter ego's, Luke West, successful career in the industry.

    Throughout the years, Luke has become a familiar face in the motorsport community, working in public relations and commentating for the Supercars Championship. He eventually took on the role of editor for the esteemed Australian Muscle Car magazine. Today, he combines his love for motoring, motorsport, and writing as a book publisher with Gelding Street Press. Luke's recent success with his books, "The Immortals of Australian Motorsport” and “Bathurst: 60 Years of the Great Race,” attests to his dedication and passion for the sport. Join us in this episode as we delve into Luke's inspiring journey and explore his dream garage, filled with exciting cars and stories that will captivate any car enthusiast.

    Buy 'The Immortals of Australian Motor Racing' HERE
    Buy 'Bathurst - 60 Years of the Great Race' HERE
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 4 - Jade Benham

    Episode 4 - Jade Benham

    In this episode, we chat to Jade Benham, who appeared on the popular show Hard Quiz and emerged victorious with her expert topic on Toby Price, the multiple winner of the Finke Desert Race and two-time Dakar winner. Jade shares her experience of winning the Big Brass Mug and the incredible journey that followed.

    Not only did Jade secure a place in history as the mayor of Swan Hill Regional Council in Victoria's Sunraysia region, but she also transitioned her success into the political arena. Jade sought preselection and was later elected as the member for Mildura in the Victorian parliament. Despite her busy schedule, Jade remains deeply committed to her community and maintains an active role within it.

    During our conversation, Jade proudly expresses her unwavering support for Toby Price and his career, revealing her genuine passion for all things motoring. She also opens up about her love for cars, which she considers a close second only to her adoration for her husband and family.

    You can follow Jade on Instagram and Facebook
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    • 50 min
    Episode 5 - Alex Peroni

    Episode 5 - Alex Peroni

    In this episode, we delve into the incredible journey of Tasmanian race car driver Alex Peroni. Despite facing a life-threatening crash at Monza in 2019, Peroni defied all odds and returned to the grid in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship. Finishing on the podium three times, Peroni made a remarkable comeback and earned the respect of his peers in Australian motorsport. We discuss his fight back to redemption, including the recognition he received with the Peter Brock Medal.

    Following a short-lived stint in Indy Lights, Peroni has set his sights on sportscar racing and dreams of becoming a full-time pilot in the FIA World Endurance Championship. We catch up with him just before his debut at the prestigious Spa 24 Hour race. Tune in to hear about Peroni's excitement and nerves as he embarks on his first long-distance endurance race, and learn about his deep appreciation for the world of motorsport.

    Follow Alex on Facebook and Instagram
    https://www.alex-peroni.com/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 6 - Filippa Guarna

    Episode 6 - Filippa Guarna

    In this episode, Conor chats with Filippa Guarna, a media veteran with an impressive career spanning over 25 years. Starting in 1998, Filippa embarked on a radio journey, working for Southern Cross Austereo with the Triple M Community Switchboard. She quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the original Gig Piglet, reporting on music news three times a day during the week.

    But it was in the world of motorsport where Filippa found her true calling. Her love for motor racing was nurtured from a young age, growing up in a family that adored Holdens and avidly watched the Bathurst 1000. Throughout her illustrious career, Filippa has worn many hats, from writer to pit reporter, TV producer and editor, and media and social media manager. Notably, she was the first to hold a social media manager role in Australian motorsport over a decade ago. Her work has taken her across Australia and the world, from Dubai to South Africa and the United States.

    Now, after 25 years, Filippa has come full circle, passing on her knowledge to the next generation of drivers as a Media Master Coach. Simultaneously, she serves as the media and operations manager for the V8 SuperUtes Series. Despite not being a die-hard car enthusiast, Filippa's passion for motorsport remains as strong as ever, and she takes great pride in her accomplishments.

    Follow Media Master Coach on Facebook and Instagram.
    Visit the Media Master Coach Website.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

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