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.
It took two bloody days to get this uploaded and processed by YouTube so you better like it! Here we are anyway, nattering away while cruising (or should I say queuing?) along the rainy streets of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Hanley, Burslem, Porthill, Trentham, and Meir.
This time we’re coming at ya from lazy boy like seats of Chris’ Grand Cherokee, technically making this the most expensive episode we’ve made. If that’s not good enough, we’re being borderline useful by going over some of the biggest automotive events of the year. We also captured our journey through exotic Stoke-on-Trent too, so you can watch this one on YouTube if you want and sort of partake in what would be the most depressing open top bus tour in history. So sit thee down, drink thee brew, and get the skinny on 2016.
Remember when we kept calm and carried on? What happened? A nation of stiff upper-lips and orderly queuers seems to have become tainted by a class of motorist who can’t see past the end of their own bonnet. Today Andrew has reached breaking point. He’s way past eye rolling, there cannot be enough tutting, and the rage induced shaking of his hands makes writing a letter impossible – only one thing left then, a quick solo rant via the medium of podcast. The message, nobody’s a special fucking snowflake. HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
If Top Gear was a dessert, it would be a pavlova, so that begs the question, does that mean that the only fair way to describe The Grand Tour is an Eaton Mess? In this episode we tackle a subject so ingrained in car culture that we’ve dedicated not just the whole podcast to it but an extra half an hour. We go over the history, the memorable moments, and where we are now, while trying to mine our way down to the core of what has made the show so appealing. This episode is quite frankly the most magnificent piece of audio to ever come out of a shed. Power!
Do you like listening to people talking into your ears while images move in front of your face? You crazy kid! Did your mum give you too much Sunny-D or something? Well, how about this, you can watch our Episode V podcast while seemingly joining us from within Andrew’s new-to-him Wagon-R RR.
We’re on the road this time round. Coming at you from within the cavernous confines of Andrew’s new Suzuki Wagon-R RR. After a shopping list of corrections covering our previous misspeaking, we ask ourselves, Celicas – what’s going on? We also have a right old whinge about the new MINI Countryman, about how obese (and depressed) it’s looking. Following that, and a healthy serving of oatcakes, we discuss the forthcoming age of the oligarchical land-yacht and if computers are going to make living with a 18.5ft long car possible.