Alan spent a day at Litchfield Motors, to find out more about the company. Listen in as he chats with Iain Litchfield about the origins of the business, more details on the amazing work they undertake and Alan gets to drive a very ‘Alan’ car.Read More
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In this week's show, we quickly return to the seemingly ever-present #Dieselgate as Winterkorn is charged with fraud in Germany, Ghosn's incarceration is extended, Mercedes are being investigated over a defeat device in their GLK SUVs, WhatCars? True MPG test shows an improvement in the reduction between official and their mpg test results, an automotive cybersecurity rating scheme is being developed for buyers, police will detect mobile phone use in cars but the system has too many flaws, we thank idiots for causing average speed cameras to be installed on part of the EVO Triangle, there is a roundup of the Rome e-Prix, the Lunchtime Read is a benchmark for journalism regarding driver assistance technology from Ed Niedermeyer, the List of the Week and the And Finally are both from Gavin Braithwaite-Smith. Hope you all enjoy!Read More
In this week's show, the chaps discuss the new twists and turns in the Carlos Ghosn saga, they chat about the financial implications to the allegations of collusion by BMW, Daimler and VW, FCA settles with the dealers in the U.S. over phoney sales, They run through the March 2019 new car registration figures, deploy equal measures of scorn and disgust at how FCA is getting around the emission fine their leadership failed to plan for, Toyota has made their electrification patents royalty-free, The Rome e_Prix is this weekend and there is a link on how to watch it, also there is news about Vienna being interested in hosting a race, Trac Mon is applying for permission to develop the site which we hope they get approval for, in celebration of the ULEZ beginning the List of the Week shows you can still have fun cars and avoid the charge, and the And Finally fills Andrew and Alan with jealousy and bitterness.Read More
In this week's show, Alan and Andrew guffaw at the news that the Nissan CEO signed off the deal Ghosn is in trouble for, they congratulate all those attempting to break a world record with Volvos, they berate the car industry on the news that some are gaming the WLTP tests, Alan investigates how a Hyundai Santa Fe was disabled by police in the U.S., Toyota servers are hacked in the Asia Pacific region, they discuss an investigation into speeding enforcement variations across the U.K., they are quite positive on the news of 100 electric forecourts being proposed, Piquet leaves Panasonic Jaguar, Andrew takes us through the emotional rollercoaster that was WRC Corsica, both chaps are puzzled by BMW's decision to move Jozef Kaban before he can actually get any designs finished, rounding out with recommending watching and subscribing to the Roadster Life YouTube channel.Read More
Alan spent a day driving classic and modern classic cars with Great Escape Cars, getting to see what goes into one of the driving day packages. Listen to him tell Andrew about the wonderful and the weird that he got behind the wheel of. Andrew tries not to sound too jealous and in places almost carries that off!Read More
In this week’s packed show the chaps talk about the recorded phone conversations emerging between some important VW #Dieselgate executives, their happiness at the relaunch of the Bloodhound LSR project, the surprise that a Chinese court has ruled in favour of someone bringing an intellectual property case to them, Toyota and Suzuki sign an agreement to build a new Suzuki car at the Burnaston factory, Keyless entry security is under the spotlight from Thatcham Research, the Infrastructure Tsar calls for public charging points to be regulated by Ofgem, Volvo announces more safety initiatives - brace yourselves as Andrew has some things to say, the EC approves more standard safety equipment being fitted to cars, Formula E Sanya race is discussed, the Lunchtime Read is what would the Autocar writers do to improve the UK’s transportation networks, List of the Week may be small but they are mighty, and a glorious And Finally.Read More
Both Alan and Andrew drove the Swift Sport during the time Andrew had it, listen in as they give their perspectives on the impressive job Suzuki has done with this car, how well priced they feel it is and how Andrew got on with the driver assistance technology.Read More
On this week's slightly shorter than normal show, the chaps discuss the SEC being quite cross with VW and Winterkorn, Ford confirms there will be UK job loses in their cost-cutting drive, JLR is recalling cars due to slightly higher than certificated emissions, Alex Robbins writes an excellent article about the dangers of stigmatising diesels, Porsche is putting the 911 GT2 RS back into production briefly, Formula E is coming from Sanya in China this weekend, a couple of articles to check out for the Lunchtime Read and we have another car name as part of the And Finally.Read More
On this week's show, the chaps talk about Tesla changing their mind on several decisions, Hyundai has developed an app to open your car door, Mission Automotive initiative has been launched, Japanese manufacturers to install hydrogen stations in Japan, Hyundai is bringing many hydrogen lorries to Switzerland, 25% of drivers ignore a red 'X' on a smart motorway, Infiniti is being withdrawn from Western Europe, German manufacturers could face EU fines for collusion, Government has awarded rapid charging contract, the Department of Transport is proposing new standards on road repair, Formula E was quite a fiesty one, WRC Mexico was an interesting weekend, a Lunchtime Read about the Geneva Motor Show, a brilliant sounding List of the Week and an And Finally that is literally out of this world!Read More
Alan and Andrew are joined by Rachel Boagey (Features Editor at Business Car and Editor at Chutzpahcar) and Andrew Brady (New Cars Editor at Honest John) to discuss the highs, lows and surprises from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Listen in as they talk about taste and a lack thereof, real-world cars and not just the hyper rockets, as well as roof boxes.Read More