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.
Here we go with our first two camera setup. In fact, this should be the first time you’ve seen our hairy chinned little fizogs as they spout the very nonsense you’ve become accustomed to. We’re sorry the exterior is all a little blown out. We only have a cheap little action cam and an old phone, plus it was a bright, yet cold, day.
We’re just working on the video for the Episode 9 ride along. Until then, feast your eyes upon our freshly flapjack filled beings stood upon a peak of the Peak District as we scour the adjacent A-Road for anything interesting to tell you about. Always spotting we are! This shot was taken from the Flash Bar Stores webcam – check it out here, and if you’re ever up that way, pop in and have a cheeky brew.
It’s time for our first ride along of the year and this time round we’re broadcasting from the both tiny and tinny inside of Andrew’s JDM Jimny. We reflect back on some of the more stupid stories from our car owning past before discussing a little motoring misogyny for Car Fannery Corner. We’re on a mission too, an upward assault that a mountain goat would be proud of as we head to the highest village in England to pick up some beer. To finish off, we discuss the surprising safety benefits of electric school buses.
I know that sounds a bit bleak, but you better bloody well listen. Andrew has had his thinking flat-cap on and, like some tea sipping Nostradamus, he’s made a worrying prediction. We could soon be watching a generation of cars put out to pasture when the electric revolution comes. Before that though, from outside any form of shed this time, we reflect back on the rally car engineering houses of days yonder and keep you all updated with some latest car news. Oh, plus Car Fannery Corner might just be becoming a regular segment.