We’re back, finally, and now with video. We tried to avoid recording an episode due to SUPERSTITIONS but got chased down by lady luck anyways and had to record this three times over three weeks before we had anything worth uploading.
Anyway, for the past, we’re asking, whatever happened to the surfer 4×4? You know, cool, funky, small offroaders that seemed so cuddly and fun they may as well have come with a lead and a wagging tail. We guess they were a product of the nineties and we miss them dearly. In this part, we go through a list of the classics and nostalgically squirt our loving juices all over them. Enjoy the advertising we’ve found from the time, especially the one for the Sportrak – we hope the actors featured have recovered from their whiplash.
WE’RE BACK!!! What a nightmare. Three attempts to record the latest episode over three weeks. It was worth it though. We’ve made some major upgrades, admittedly none you’ll appreciate via the podcast but there’s plenty to feast your eyes on via our YouTube channel.
This episode we gaze back with gooey nostalgic eyes at the 90’s when it seemed every manufacturer had a surfer’s 4×4 to offer. We also go over a long list of Potters Spotted cars we’ve seen in the area before going into cars news to cover a whole host of interesting goings on including changes to UK speeding ticket fines, parking woes, the terrifying new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dieselgate and more. If that’s not enough, we also discuss the new Tesla semi truck announcement and feedback on our research into the electric car tuning scene.
We’re not ones to usually tempt fate, what with our aversion for controversy and all that. However, we thought we could swerve Lady Luck herself by skipping episode 13 and going straight to 14. Well, the universe works in strange ways and what was almost certainly the greatest podcast ever recorded turned out to be a load of useless garbage due to incorrectly set microphone levels – manipulated in no doubt by evil forces. Anyway, here’s Andrew with a summary.
Andrew has been marching about in a fever over the past six months, obsessed with Plastidip and pleading with anybody and everybody to spray their wheels. Well, this week he bit the bullet and decided to spray his Wagon-R wheels copper. “Copper is proper” we cheered. The rest is a rollercoaster of emotion that can be viewed here in full SHEDICOLOUR. Watch Andrew layer up his rims with this amazing rubber paint while Chris does some very important standing around in different places.
You want the truth about evil car companies? You can’t handle the truth about evil car companies! We open with the long and colourful backstory behind why people call Ford Explorers “Ford Exploders” and then Andrew is let out of his cage to say his piece on why he thinks Nissan has completely lost direction since the French got involved. Sort it out, the French! We then talk about the rather depressing news about Uber’s self driving cars and discuss the cost and availability of electric conversions for classics.
In our first ever episode of Barn Tune, us men in sheds decide to drag Andrew’s Wagon-R a little further from heaven and a little closer to hell. We cover all you need to know about lowering the Suzuki Wagon-R RR Version-V (Aka the Wagon All The Rs) and also give a short lecture on the science behind coil springs, ie; why does cutting springs make them stiffer?
When this podcast hits episode 88, you’re going to see some serious shizzle. Actually no! We’re going to sizzle some shizzle right now, because we ain’t afraid of controversy. Deloreans aren’t cool, sorry not sorry. Land Rover now have 6-7 vehicles in their range. Madness. Car insurance is set to rise and you have to be an economics expert to understand why. Motoring Misogyny is back; stop saying women can’t drive, you sexist pigs. We also look at Faraday Future who seem to be employing ninjas rather than programmers.
A most momentous motoring moment! Ten, count’ em, episodes have now been coughed from our tea-soaked mouths into your beautiful little ears. Try to get that image out of your mind. We’re finishing off Stupid Car Stories this time with a few third-party tales for your pleasure. Car Fannery Corner is back again too. We know you can’t get enough of it. Andrew argues the case that driving around in your Picasso with your fog lights on is fooling nobody. Oh, and you know how insurance is stupid, just stupid? It’s only going to get worse.
We finished up recording Episode 10 yesterday! To celebrate hitting double-digits, we tucked into this rather delicious cake that Andrew’s beautiful wife had cooked, presuming she’d made it adoration for our efforts. She claimed she didn’t even know we were approaching ten episodes, but we knew she was just playing coy. Either way, it was certifiably delicious and we’ll get to processing and uploading the new audio once we’re over the sugar rush.