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Jonny's been to the Autocar awards and Richard is obsessed with GR86 numbers. Also in this episode, the canals and moveable buildings of Silverstone, the joy of unusual Eurospecs, Gerry McGovern saying 'luxury' too much, car designers buying their own designs, the problem with metallic black, VW bringing the Scout back, Max Power number plate movem…
 
Jonny's just got off a plane and Richard has been out drinking so it's a low energy show in which topics covered include Wherever I Lay My Hat lyrical confusion, the hungry horse Porsche, changing oil without turning the engine off, an unstoppable Austin Cambridge, reviews of the Mercedes EQS, Ford Puma hybrid and an excellent new book about the ca…
 
Jonny and Richard wonder why singer Michael McDonald keeps buying cheap foldable fake Aviators from gas stations and then accidentally sitting on them. Also in this episode, the Kia Starmer and Hyundai Bayern Munich football club, Lewis Hamilton buying Chelsea, living in Monaco versus just paying taxes, the boringness of hairpin bends, why the 205 …
 
Beset with technical problems including crashing software and randomly rebooting laptops, Jonny and Richard finally managed to record this show of nonsense with a few unwanted pops and squelches on the audio. Sorry about that. Topics covered this week include GT-Rs in Peaky Blinders, a trip to the corrections desk, random people on American interna…
 
Jonny has discovered a new type of Mitsubishi and it's good news for your granddad. Also in this episode, hot V versus deep V versus Flying V, Britain's sleeziest alloy wheel, going round the M25 by mistake, slipping Smith and Sniff references into interviews, a cute old couple in a Mazda2, the problem with the boot on a Morris Minor, the Yaris Cro…
 
Jonny and Richard discuss the new Lotus Eletre and try on a freshly-discovered retro aftershave. Also in this episode, Roy Orbison's poor standards of car maintenance, the appeal of 1950s Cadillacs, getting insulted by Robbie Coltrane, meeting Elisa Artioli, the highly competitive small blue knob pill market, entries in the biggest engine capacity …
 
Jonny and Richard are back at Baldock having a bite to eat and talking about, amongst other things, knock-off A-ha, cars in property ads, conspicuous illegality, almost crashing Britain's oldest Beetle, The Car's The Star, people thinking you've defecated in their house when you haven't, reviving a bee, Jonny's new cartoon crime fighting show, usin…
 
To celebrate the 100th episode of this podcast Jonny and Richard meet up in their spiritual home; the car park of Baldock Services on the A1. Topics covered in this episode include people who won't sell you a car if they don't like you, thick Northern tea, returning Madonna to stock, the things doctors find up people's fundaments, smutty steam rall…
 
Jonny and Richard attempt to talk about the Volkswagen ID.Buzz but get slightly distracted by unexpected wetsuits, the Bristol Channel, Florence out of Florence + The Machine as a mermaid, meeting an etceterist, a weird homemade song about Boots Vouchers, walloping 909 beats, Federal-spec Peugeots, the film Blade (again), saying 'the thing is', bei…
 
Jonny decided to try something new while driving to Yorkshire. Also in this episode, Richard has been thinking about Flo Rida, Jonny remembers getting offered illicit things by a dove-eating American cab driver, there's some middle-aged man confusion about rap lyrics, and an interesting story about a Mercedes estate. Plus, Euro vans, the Citroen Sp…
 
Jonny's been listening to Foreigner and Richard has a problem with the way people impersonate Elvis. Also in this episode, enjoying over-the-top songs, the art of extremely good backing vocals, grating cheese on a SAAB 99 Turbo alloy wheel, the value of PlayStation memorabilia, the inconvenience of cassette tapes, and the heroism of tumbling superb…
 
Jonny's back after a trip to the world's longest pier and Richard knows a man who once had a terrible accident with a holiday scooter of doom. Also in this episode, Gregg Wallace shouting at people in factories, unfortunate bottoming out stories in other people's cars, smashing up a load of Corsas in the name of airbag testing, and why elks are idi…
 
Jonny and Richard wonder about a forgotten and very noisy part of the Mod scooter scene. Also in this episode, the cars of A Touch of Frost, annoyingly needless idling, a BMW problem that only affects police cars, meeting someone from The Bill, seeing a Toyota Blade and wondering if Gordon Murray is getting taller. Plus, Agnetha from ABBA running a…
 
Jonny's been to see Gordon Murray and Richard has weird memories of trying to win a Porsche 924S. Plus, some lesser known facts about the GMA T.33, the kind of Terminator robot that does admin, the cost of servicing a Ford GT, and discovering where Weetabix comes from. Also in this episode, Britain's biggest Post-It note enthusiast, pre-selector ge…
 
Jonny and Richard wonder why Lionel Richie keeps turning up to a medieval Ford festival, even though they've asked him not to. Also in this croaky and hungover episode, meeting Meat Loaf, describing The One Show, making synthesised handclaps, doing bad boxing and drinking a Baldwin of whiskey. Plus, sports people with accidental interview VTEC, Jon…
 
Jonny and Richard discover a hidden pocket of hardcore D1 action that uses Land Rover Discovery 4s. Also in this episode, Jonny's extremely tiny office lavatory, a trip to Britain's most '90s city, a trio of book reviews, father and son story corner, getting annoyed by people who say 'with regards to', a Porsche 911 with an industrial turbo, a kril…
 
Jonny and Richard have some ideas about the cars Her Majesty rocks at the weekend. Also in this episode, a Fiat with permanently sliding doors, keeping cacti in a Citroen Berlingo, driving a Renault Kangoo with the door open, remembering George Michael, undergoing stage 3 dental work, and Jonny's hatred of people shouting 'OI OI!' Plus, cars for ge…
 
Jonny and Richard wonder what Shakin' Stevens drives and conclude that it must be some sort of bad Cadillac. Also in this festive-ish episode, the Suggs scale of jerky singers, the money musicians make from Christmas songs, a new and extremely stupid seasonal lyric changing game, the annoyance of tiny ice cubes, how to get rid of things you don't n…
 
Richard tells the story of James May taking a trip to the pub in a rubbish inflatable boat. Also in this episode, Jonny and Richard read out some listeners' messages featuring the life of a Bitter owner, news from Bulgaria, a loose goat in Yorkshire and an incredible story of a visit to the Lada factory. Plus, Jonny's hatred of in-car traffic annou…
 
Jonny is worried he has the physique of a 1970s Porsche and Richard has spotted a flute shop. Also in this episode, free Audi gloves, extremely lavish press trips, Rod Stewart's terrible new material, very smooth American cars of the '90s, large Dane Bowers bodywarmers, Steve Lamacq's peanut diet, East 17-spec jackets, the size of road signs, buyin…
 
Jonny explains why the new series of Fifth Gear is going ahead without him. Also in this episode, the London-to-Brian run, the weirdness of veteran cars, pre-1905 restomodding, being snooty about Surrey, what constitutes "working well" when it comes to old Range Rovers, that Hyundai Grandeur concept car, going to a fancy dress party as one of Pet S…
 
Jonny and Richard discover that Noel Gallagher is selling an old Jag. Also in this episode, creative driving, EV coast timing, traffic light concealing, the weirdness of General Electric, a big man in a small car, the smell of coaches and a return to Ken Bruce's Shotmaster. Plus, Brian Cox narrating no prep drag racing, Gary Barlow giving useless r…
 
Jonny is tired and Richard has a hangover so naturally talk turns to the most up-to-no-good Audi, songs with places listed in them, old episodes of The Muppet Show, trying to drive a car with no driver's seat, a Vauxhall in-house grot mag system, that time Jonny papped himself in an autonomous car, the Sultan of Brunei's paddling pool full of keys,…
 
Jonny is getting his big hedges cut and Richard had his mouth open for an hour. Neither of these things are euphemisms. Also in this episode, Adele and her old BMW 5 Series', Noel Gallagher's High Lift Cams, Liam Gallagher's BDI engine, and making Harry Potter titles more appealing to car people. Plus, the new Mercedes SL, absolutely massive ship e…
 
Still sounding pretty sickly for various reasons, Jonny and Richard nonetheless manage to talk some nonsense about stopping modern-day John Travolta looking so weird, Ken Block defecting to Audi, films famous for just one scene, WRC cars not looking realistic, and the time Jonny ran with the bulls in Pamplona. Also in this episode, speccing up a Mo…
 
Jonny's got the lurgy and Richard has been told off by a dentist. Also in this episode, struggling to recall Kim Basinger's music career, buying out of date sweets from Jeff Bezos's lock-up, going nuts with one of those suitcase cellophane machines, the pros and cons of space exploration, and whatever happened to Tasmin Archer? Plus, wanting a Hill…
 
Jonny's been driving two Audis, Richard has discovered something about the Renault Scenic, and there's an unexpected diversion into the world of aquatic mammals. Also in this episode, not letting Jonny get his maracas, Peugeots that sound like Scottish swear words, Nick Knowles' house party, places where they say ock-shun, and do narwhals actually …
 
Jonny and Richard went to the premiere of the new Bond film. The morning after the night before they recount what happened. Features car albums, plot details for 1960s films, having a wee in Bond filming locations, why Aston doesn't sell stunt cars, the secret reason why there are two Range Rover Sports in the new film, ear syringing videos, 007's …
 
Richard can't get comfy in an electric Fiat and Jonny mounts a spirited defence of a Renault tech-lift. Also in this episode, trying to name all the Wacky Racers, not talking to anyone at the Goodwood Revival, inventing the laser pointer pipe, encountering an unprofessional racing pigeon, getting scared by the start of Octopussy, and enjoying the f…
 
Jonny has spotted a barn find rally legend on eBay but Richard would rather go to Portugal. Also in this episode, listeners' tales of bump starting and exploding shopping, a comical We Buy Any Car offer on Richard's Defender, the world's most unlikely getaway car, the Lotus Elise win your own supercharger belt challenge, and what the hell is going …
 
Jonny and Richard reflect on Saturday's second Late Brake Show Live event. Also in this episode, The Fordsy 100 Index, going for an old school curry, running country cams, getting a double Sade gift from a Terminator, car shows swapping presenters like prisoners, the best type of Elvis, having a drum & bass breakdown, and Richard banging on about U…
 
Jonny tells a story about being a good samaritan that takes an unexpected live action turn. Also in this episode, using the word village for other things, the size of old car keys, making up lies about places, the arrival of a baby tortoise, cats suffering front wheel lock-up, diagonal walking into a Korean restaurant disaster, a mysterious blue Lo…
 
Jonny knows someone with a very low range motorcycle and Richard has been wondering what happens to old minicabs. Also in this episode, celebrities in the 1970s showing off their cars, the importance of Noel Edmonds and his beard, people with poor gearchange strategy, what car to drive to a British citizenship ceremony, memories of scary drum and b…
 
Jonny's been in a ruck with a van driver and Richard has some TV show ideas. Also in this episode, Karmann chameleon, the Hindenburg of motorhomes, the best time to buy a sledge, why moss is an integral part of Land Rovers, the most SAAB man in the world, and how Jeremy Clarkson likes journey length to be expressed. Plus, listener updates on public…
 
Jonny draws our attention to a very expensive second-hand tractor and Richard shares the true story behind the infamous Top Gear indestructible Hilux film. Also in this episode, bin food, electricity pylons, cooling towers, scary public information films, utility company special vehicles, strange posters on your childhood bedroom walls, non-swearwo…
 
Jonny and Richard look back on the previous day's inaugural Late Brake Show live event while sitting in a Dover hotel room which is decorated like a dead uncle's flat. Also in this episode, Jonny remembers a recent encounter with a lady who got trapped under a Honda Jazz and Richard reveals what inspired the Grand Tour theme tune. Plus, Noel Edmond…
 
Jonny and Richard have accidentally spoilt someone's enjoyment of their new car. Also in this episode, not liking Tommy Lee Jones, households that own two of the same car, Jonny's spooky doppleganger, getting to know cars by washing them, having an international face, and what does Nicolas Cage drive? Plus, a leggy R.S. Megane that Jonny definitely…
 
How did the beloved singing duo get to Scarborough Fair? Also in this episode, venus fly traps, unstable loo seats, surprisingly posh Transit door locks, football trains, suity shoes, plane funk smells, zombie morris dancing, potatoes in cupholders, affluent foreign spec cars, modern steel wheels and Griff Rhys Jones in his underpants. Plus, top ne…
 
This week Jonny and Richard manage to talk about cars for once, including the Ineos Grenadier, the Gemballa Marsien and the new Vauxhall Astra. There's also chat about which paint colours don't cost extra, cars you'd only want to buy new, the world's most laid back traction control, unintelligent damper control, songwriters not being specific enoug…
 
This week Jonny and Richard sit in a field drinking wine and talking about things they've seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. So naturally the conversation covers Brut aftershave, buying wine at 9am, Sweden's top TV chef, sporting event streakers, aerobatic display team The Reawarrs, Gordon Murray's hydration strategy, Michael Bolton on a bicyc…
 
Richard has been to see the new Fast & Furious film and Jonny has received a package from a multiple Formula 1 champion. Also in this episode, a Corsa with ghosts in it, various kinds of sneezing, the wonders of ABBA, Strava for auto jumbles, American pronunciations, Vin Diesel in a Gordon Keeble, a self-driving Mustang and Dame Helen Mirren's palm…
 
Jonny tells the full story of his Lada Niva water disaster. Also in this episode, the horror of gel plates, a bargain-priced GMC Motorhome, annoying noises, world leader car intel, and the new Peugeot logo just isn't working. Plus, what happens when 1970s crime fighters try to reverse small trailers, why modern police can't use tiny downstairs lava…
 
A listener has sent us an incredible tale of a kids' entertainer getting into a comical tiny van accident. Also in this episode, a creepy flyer for a magician, why the Chicago Bulls of the nineties would have been great at magic, a hot hatch grandma, which cars Simon Cowell resembles, an update on David Coverdale's cars, the nightmare of light-colo…
 
Jonny has been listening to country music while Richard encountered some annoying aeroplanes. Also in this episode, drinking whisky like someone in a movie, why Chinooks are like kits with two bass drums, a confusion about George Benson's bed shop, why you never see people mooning or sitting backwards on kitchen chairs any more, and a discussion ab…
 
How Jonny lost his passport and ended up living in Frankfurt Airport. Also in this episode, the daftness of sheep, the even greater daftness of DJ Khaled, the problem with Aviator sunglasses, and what's going on with Freddie Flintoff's spectacles? Plus, Robert Plant car buying news, a censored story about a mystery rock star's terrible driving, and…
 
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