Episode 23 – Are Concept Cars Just A C*cktease?

CAR NEWS – NOVEMBER 2017

Tesla aren’t looking so hot right now with their autonomous tech falling behind along with their production schedule and quality control. Worse still, they have come bottom of all electric car manufacturers in the 2017 UK Reliability Survey.

We have a good LOOL about the new London T-charge now that diesel vehicles are rightfully being targeted. It turns out Oxford wants to ban all fossil fuel cars, Honda have sold a ridiculous number of 50cc mopeds, and Nissan might be killing of the mighty Z.

BECAUSEJPN; TOKYO MOTORSHOW SPECIAL

It’s a BECAUSEJPN special this time round since the 2017 Tokyo Motorshow has happened. There’s lots to get excited about and some duds that need pointing out too. We’re particularly excited about a car designed for OAPs and a personal transportation vehicle that looks like a butt plug – stay wacky Japan! V(>_<)V

WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON WITH FRONT NUMBER PLATES?

We don’t appreciate it’s the law to have a clearly displayed front number plate, we respect it’s part of the design aesthetic of cars. So, why do some people seem to go to great lengths not to have one and, worse still, come up with solutions that look ten times worse?

IS CAR INSURANCE STUPID, JUST STUPID, FOR SHED?

Listen up, if you don’t drive a rare car, you need to know what the impact of crashing into one really is. Plus, if you are driving one, you need to think about how your insurance company is going to behave in response to even the most minor of dings.

ARE CONCEPT CARS JUST A C*CKTEASE?

You know the drill; motorshow takes place, manufacturers roll out some wobbly clay fantasies that tickle our pickles. Three years later we get some middle of the road abomination nobody wants. Just what the hell is going on? We try to work it all out and look toward what might be a less frustrating future.

 

Episode 20 – Are All Middle Lane Drivers Pure Road Cancer?

We’re one year old! Put on a pointy hat, grab a luke warm sausage roll, and join us for a proper baller party in the podding shed. We’ve got plenty of car news to start, then Chris questions if stanced cars deserve the hate they get, Andrew points out how manufacturers with crap EV tech are throwing money at Formula E, and we mull over the issue of middle lane drivers. Is there a time sitting in the middle lane just makes sense, what’s the best way to deal with them? We also debate the leaked Jimmy photos and tackle accusations it appears rather too much like a little G-Wagon rip-off.

Episode 16 – Good Guy Volvo

Volvo, one of the coolest car brands ever in our opinion. We shine the spotlight on their altruistic pursuit of safety and practical implementation of power. After those niceties, we say our piece about the GT86/BRZ and the constant argument about lacking power for a new segment we’re calling Riddle Me This. We have another new segment for you too, Highway Humbuggery, with the topic of just who is right when it comes to the dreaded lane merge. As for the future, well it’s looking a little bleak as our rights to own and maintain a car may be eroding away faster than an old Rover on a wet salted b-road.

Highway Humbuggery – Special Snowflakes

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!