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Collecting Addicts Episode 62: Bicester Scramble, Best YouTube Videos & Driving Gloves

With Collecting Cars present at Bicester Scramble, our Addicts recount their many experiences at what they call "the best event for people like us", from a McLaren 'full house' to a Can-Am Lotus; variety was the word of the day.

Our Addicts share their favourite YouTube videos, including U2 at Live Aid, some French hillclimb POV & more!

Significant debate is triggered in this episode by the question: "what do we think of driving gloves?". With Edward Lovett providing a quasi-poetic understanding of how they may be used, and Manish Pandey being offered a pair by Bentley never to use them; opinions differ wildly.

It's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy episode 62 of the Collecting Addicts podcast.

Collecting Addicts Episode 61: The Solution For Potholes, BMW The Ultimate EV Machine & More!

JCB may have created a simple one-machine solution for potholes, but fixing them is bureaucratic hell at council level. Our Addicts discuss their universal frustrations on the topic.

BMW has posted the latest numbers on their EV sales and they seem to be doing better than anyone else.

Some of our Addicts have different approaches to dealing with life's inherent uncertainties, so some of them have more stories than the others about running out of fuel in interesting places!

All of this and more, on episode 61 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

  • (00:00) Intro
  • (01:00) Potholes
  • (18:34) Edward's Fact
  • (28:57) Electric BMWs
  • (41:10) Running out of fuel story
  • (1:00:37) 2 car garage
  • (1:09:19) Driving Tunes

Collecting Addicts Episode 60: Favourite Race Circuits, Comfiest Armrests & Long Drives

From the point-of-view of spectator or driver, our addicts discuss their favourite race circuits in the world, with some honourable mentions.

What is the best armrest in a car? Our armchair interior designers decide on their favourites: hard or soft, wide or thin, equipped with fridge boxes or 'non-American' - no detail is spared!

What is the best way to spend a long drive? Alone, with one's own thoughts, favourite music, or podcasts offers quality undisturbed time. On the other hand, company unlocks conversations that would otherwise seldom occur. Perhaps one would even prefer Manish's way of being chauffeured in silence, allowing full concentration on solving life problems?

This is episode 60 of the Collecting Addicts podcast, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Collecting Addicts Episode 59: Steelies Are Better Than Alloys, Sleeping in Cars, & Guenther Steiner's Stardom

Should failure be celebrated in Formula 1? This week, Manish and the Addicts share their thoughts on Guenther Steiner’s rise to fame, despite Haas’ repeat appearances at the bottom of the Constructors’ Championship leaderboard.

They’ll also be discussing the ups and downs (mostly downs) of sleeping in cars, and covering the all-important topic of steel wheels – when are they fit for purpose, and when and they just being offered to cash in on that poverty-spec charm?

All of these topics and more, debated on episode 59 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

Collecting Addicts Episode 58: Sainz Wins In Oz, EV Classics & Bentley Boss Goes To Aston Martin

Massive Formua One news, Max Verstappen didn’t win a race! The big question is, has Ferrari cut the wrong driver after Sainz took home the win in the down-under Grand Prix?

In other news, British luxury and supercar manufacturers have been experiencing some major changes, but are there great things on the horizon, or is this yet another reshuffling of debt and talent within an ageing industry?

Our five professionally unprofessional Addicts discuss these points and more, in Episode 58 of the Collecting Addicts podcast.

Collecting Addicts Episode 58: Sainz Wins In Oz, EV Classics & Bentley Boss Goes To Aston Martin

What have you done this week in a car?

If you've only been a passenger or a pedestrian, you can live vicariously through the many activities of our hosts. From touring the Cairngorms searching for the "GR Yaris" of Scotch Whisky, to car-spotting on foot with kids through Belgravia on the way to eating some Peking Duck, you should be inspired to do more with cars this week!

This and more on episode 57 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 56: Formula 1 in Jeddah, Handsome Racing Drivers & McLaren is for sale!

Have you ever thought of buying McLaren? No, not the cars themselves (this seems to be complicated at the moment) but the company itself! Well, now is the time, as the current owners seem anxious to find a new custodian...

All of this 'expert' financial chat*, a who's who of the hottest racing drivers in F1, more Red Bull(-crap), autos vs manual & more on episode 56 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

*(Collecting Addicts is not a financial advisor, invest at your own risk - especially if listening to someone who sold a GT3 RS 4.0 for £150k...)

Collecting Addicts Ep 55: Red Bull PR Machine, Tesla Model Y, 2024 Motoring Events & More!

This week, the addicts discuss on- and off-track Formula 1, the best-selling car of 2023, motoring events for 2024, their driving bucket-list, and much more!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy episode 55 of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 54: New Cars Are Ugly, Spotlights, Formula 1 Chat & More!

Congratulations on your brand new car! It's really ugly! Or is it? Are new cars that much of an insult to your retina or have the addicts' own outlook not kept up with the times, or better yet, beautiful cars are still being made?

Collecting Addicts Ep 53: Funky engine start-ups, the ideal motorsport job, and stiff modern cars.

The addicts come together for the 53rd episode discussing a Morris Mini at Llandow, automotive head honchos, comfortable drives and their favourite Daihatsus.

All of that and more on Episode 53 of the Collecting Addicts Podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 52: Ferrari's 2024 F1, The New Vantage & Model Cars

More trouble for Christian Horner or is the drama all fabricated? Here is what the addicts have to say! On other newsworthy subjects, Aston Martin bungles the launch of their updated Vantage with bad CGI and worse writing. All of that and more on Episode 52 of the Collecting Addicts Podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 51: Lewis to Ferrari, F1 Silly Season & Coffee Runs in Auckland & Sydney

Well, the one week the addicts decide to pre-record an episode is the one week where the biggest F1 news drops... Perhaps they should do it more often to keep F1 interesting throughout the year!

On other news, Porsche, who can do no wrong, seems to get EVs wrong, our addicts have been down under to see some quality metal, and FINALLY: Manish drove a Ferrari 456!

So sit back, relax, and tune in to Episode 51 of Collecting Addicts.

Collecting Addicts Ep 50: Private Plates, Silliest Boots & Automotive Artefacts

This is episode 50 of Collecting Addicts! And what would be better to celebrate such an important number than a deep conversation about private number plates and their poetic uses? Not much we reckon!

This and many other topics for the Addicts return after a one week hiatus. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Collecting Cars Podcast: Chris Harris & Marino Franchitti | Ferrari Movie

Chris Harris sits down with Marino Franchitti for his role as a stunt driver and actor in the 2023 Film Ferrari by Michael Mann.

Collecting Addict returns next week with Episode 50.

Collecting Addicts Ep 49: Peak Land Rover, A Dinner With Legends & How To Be A Passenger

Backseat driving or genuine concern? Pedantic hindsight or thoughtful advice?

As machine operating enthusiasts, the Addicts discuss the emotional load derived from being a powerless vehicular bystander, or in other words: a passenger.

Collecting Addicts Ep 48: Neil Buys an Audi, Winter Drives & Rear Wipers!

This week on Collecting Addicts the panel share their favourite winter drives, their opinions on rear wipers, how often they believe a car should be serviced and more!

Sit back, relax and enjoy episode 48 of Collecting Addicts!

Collecting Addicts Ep 47: We Are 1 Year Old!

On the first 2024 episode of Collecting Addicts, our panel sits down to discuss the best little games they have with cars, their favourite crap cars, Vauxhall, leather interiors, theirs hopes for the year and many many more topics! So sit back, relax, and enjoy nearly 90 minutes of the finest car chat!

Collecting Addicts Ep 46: Christmas Episode!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire panel to Addicts on the good list all around the world!

What is the best thing to get to a car addict? What car should Santa's sleigh be? This week on cars, the best non car machine to operate & more on the ultimate 2023 episode of Collecting Addicts!

Collecting Addicts Ep 45: Being Daft In A Car, Driving During Christmas & Favourite Cubby Holes!

This week the panel is functioning at 80% capacity with 12% of it usual charm remaining as Manish Pandey couldn't make it.

Chat of the daftest behaviour in a car, Maserati's very reason to still exist in 2023, the pleasure of driving around Christmas, a guide to polite driving, favourite cubby holes and much more are part of Episode 45 of Collecting Addicts!

Collecting Addicts Ep 44: Car OCD, Don't Curb Your Wheels & The Best Car Bargain of 2023!

This week is one for the car nerds...

  • What's your biggest Car OCD?
  • What do you think of curbed wheels and the people responsible for them?
  • What is the biggest car bargain of 2023?
  • Rear fog lights, what the fog are they good for?

All these questions casually answered by professional car enthusiasts & more on Episode forty-four of Collecting Addicts!

Collecting Addicts Ep 43: The Last Race of 2023, DAB Radio & Self Maintenance

Prime episode number for a prime number of men in their prime!

F1 in Abu Dhabi, DAB vs FM vs AM radio, smoking in cars and cigar lighters, self maintenance & a two car garage for a controversial individual is all that gets talked about on Episode 43 of Collecting Addicts!

Collecting Addicts Ep 42: F1 Las Vegas GP, Test Drive Stories & Chris Harris Announcement

If 42 is the number answering the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, this episode certainly isn't - but as far as car talk goes, it gets pretty damn close.

With brakes, car configurator, test drive shenanigans, Formula 1 in Vegas, 2 car garage, Top Gear news, book chat and more, this is the Hitchhiker's guide to killing an hour and a half by listening to five grown men talk about cars!

Collecting Addicts Ep 41: Apple Carplay Love, Happy-Looking Cars & Best Loo Car Specs!

This week our panel talks about how Apple Carplay has become the de-facto infotainment system in cars, decide what car is the happiest looking in history, choose which options they'd tick for their car-inspired loo, chat keyrings, vote for their F1 driver Prime Minister & more!

Collecting Addicts Ep 40: Are SUVs anti-social & is Bentley Cooler than Rolls Royce?

Quite a few important and less important topics for Collecting Addict's mid-life crisis episode. Are SUVs in towns anti-social? Is Bentley cooler than Rolls Royce? What are the best motorway snacks? Is there such a thing as the perfect button? What two car garage a modern F1 driver would pick?

Collecting Addicts Ep 39: Headrests were The Peak of Luxury, Winter Tyres & More!

In 2023, if you're in a specific age group (tickling the underbelly of 50 years old), you may recall the one true automotive status symbol of your childhood: rear head restraints! This topic and many others on episode 39 of Collecting Addicts!

Collecting Addicts Ep 38: The LS is Dead, Long Live The LM!

Are Japanese manufacturers only good at making one hit wonders? With Lexus pulling their top limousine to be replaced by a posh van conversion, our panel ponders the thinking behind the Japanese corporate decision making.

Collecting Addicts Ep 37: We Were Wrong about AUDI!

Our panel members present their sincerest apologies for the disparaging words they wrongly saddled unto Audi, then discuss American cars, the heat endured by the drivers during the Qatar F1 GP, the upcoming Austin F1 GP, their recent car stories, the weirdest things they witnessed on the road, and an all Audi two car garage!

Collecting Addicts Ep 36: Audi, Car Typography & Cars That Used to Look Good!

This week with 2 expatriated hosts out of 5, our panel goes over Audi cars in the modern day, cars that have depreciated a lot, car badge typography, cars that do not look as good as they used to, the choice between 993 and 964, a 007 two car garage, driving tunes and some very quick F1 news!

Collecting Addicts Ep 35: They're Back For More!

Edward, Manish, Neil, Chris & Chris are back and, after three weeks of rest Episode 35 is a big one!

90 minutes of pondering which is the best car of the past 30 years, the "reverse Tardis" of cars: big promises and falling short of delivering, ergonomic failures, Formula 1 becoming bigger and bigger, and of course: this week's two car garage for £40k!

Collecting Addicts Ep 34: Love and confusion, forecourt etiquette and back seat comforts

In front of a 200+ audience at Concours of Elegance, the panelists discuss:- What car do you love but you just ‘don’t get’, the etiquette of the British forecourt, things that car makers have deleted that you miss, and, of course, their 2 car garage using Concours.

Collecting Addicts Ep 33: Ugly wheels, Max's rainy win & Cornish lane-eaters

The addicts debate the effectiveness of their favourite headlight designs along with the ugliest wheels seen on a car. Chris Harris celebrates Max's rainy win, there's a quick competition on the cheapest car to run and as always they finish with a 2 car garage...this time sub £50k and consisting of a Cornish lane-eater and practical wagon!

Collecting Addicts Ep 32: Favourite Tunnel, F1 is Back & Jaguar's Brand Equity

This week and for the 32nd time our panel discusses everything car related from the upcoming second half of the F1 2023 season, to their favourite tunnels, and also the events they're looking forward to in September, their £20K two car garage as a 28 Yorkie and their driving tunes for the week!

Collecting Addicts Ep 31: Track Days, Tobago Cars & Seat Buttons

This week our panel is scattered across the world as they share the best two car garage to live in Tobago, they go over their feelings and best stories of track days, and favourite seat buttons, and best motorsport images, and so on, and so forth!

You know the drill: sit back, relax, enjoy your Friday and listen to your favourite five car enthusiasts for over an hour of car chat!

Collecting Addicts Ep 30: S-Class Status, Porsche Allocations & Best Roadtrip Cars

What are the best cars for a road trip in Europe and the U.S.A.? Our panel answers this and many more questions this week on episode 30 of the Collecting Addicts Podcast.

Collecting Addicts Ep 29: Guilty Car Crush, Belgian F1 Grand Prix & Getting Lost

This is the 29th weekly episode of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

This week our panel members talk Formula 1 at Spa, share their favourite road signs, confess their guilty car crush, compare the motoring skills they with they had, admit the most lost they've ever been, set up a two first car garage for their would be twin daughters & more!

Collecting Addicts Ep 28: F1 Grand Prix, Unknown Car Brands & Best Wedge Cars

Away from the elements and back behind their computers and with a full crew this week, the Collecting Addicts podcast episode 28 talks Formula 1 with Norris breaking Verstappen's trophy, adorable steering wheels, unknown car brands, best wedge cars, two cars garage and more!

Collecting Addicts Ep 27: Convertibles Are Great, BMW Still Makes The Best Cars & Best Pedals.

This week and for the first time in 27 episodes, the Collecting Addicts Podcast was recorded in front of a live audience!

Our panel members share their opinions on convertibles, discuss whether BMW still makes the ultimate driving machine, argue about the best pedals fitted to a car, recount their one automotive story they'd take to a desert island, pick out two cars for an unnamed automotive presenter recently finding themselves on a mandatory sabbatical, and finally clamour their favourite driving tune of the week.

Collecting Addicts Ep 26: Gridwalk Drama, Cup Holders & Restomod Chat

This week the panel discusses the kerfuffle on the gridwalk at Silverstone, Ricciardo's return to an F1 seat, how new cars get more complicated designs over time, cup holders and the strong emotions they can cause, good and bad restomods, a spiteful two car garage, and driving tunes!

Collecting Addicts Ep 25: Track Limits, Best Concept Car & Desirable Money Pits

What to do about track limits in motorsport? Stories of the most complicated breakdowns. What is the best ever concept car? What are the most desirable money pit cars? What is the best ever built automobile? A two car garage to attend Goodwood and Revival. Driving tunes. Live podcast announcement.

All is told on the 25th Episode of the Collecting Addicts Podcast!

From N.O.R.W.I.C.H. with love.

Collecting Addicts Ep 24: Never Made Cars, Marmite Cars & Motorway Gesticulation

Cars that manufacturers never put into production, Marmite cars: Land Rover, on road courtesy and non-verbal communication, hitchhiking stories, a two car garage for £45,000, driving tunes & more nerdy chat on this week's episode of the Collecting Addicts Podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 23: Gatecrashed By Famous Guests, Unsung Motoring Heroes, Canadian F1 GP & Q-Cars!

The panel's unsung motoring heroes, Adrian Newey & Chris Goodwin cameo, Q-Cars (also known as sleepers), a review of the Canadian F1 Grand Prix and a two car garage are on this week's agenda of the Collecting Addicts Podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 22: Le Mans Centenary, UK Road Quality & Early Morning Drives

Summer car events, Le Mans Centenary 2023, Collecting Cars Coffee Run at Bicester Heritage Flywheel, UK road quality, early morning drives, column stalk talk, two F1 driver garage & more on this week's Collecting Addicts Podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 21: Isle of Man TT, Campervans & Back 2 The Future 2 Car Garage!

The daredevils flying around the Isle of Man for the 2023 TT, Campervans and the desire for simple off-the-grid living, Barcelona F1 Grand Prix, 2 Car Garage for a 2015 Marty McFly & Driving Tunes: all discussed in depth in this week's Collecting Addicts Podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 20: Monaco F1 GP, Indy 500 Crash & Shortest Car Ownership!

Rain in Monaco halfway through the F1 Grand Prix making it more interesting, Indy 500 2023 crashed wheel clearing the grandstands, the shortest owned car, favourite motoring quotes, a two-car garage between Riyadh and London in 1977 & Driving tunes.

Collecting Addicts Ep 19: Nürburgring 24 Hours, New Caterham 7 & One Ferrari For Life

Sunroofs, the new Caterham Seven, the choice of one Ferrari for the rest of your life, the Nürburgring 24 hours, silliest option ever ticked, and a half-million pound two-car garage, all very serious topics discussed this week on the Collecting Addicts podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 18: Luca di Montezemolo Special Guest, Favourite Spoiler, 70s Cars & More!

Luca Di Montezemolo joins our panel for a cameo, great spoilers, 70s themed two-car garage, mancave discussion and more are on the menu for this week's Collecting Addicts podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 17: Food prices at Miami GP, Depreciation, Regular Car-Key Adoration & More!

Whether gawking at the Miami F1 food prices, recounting their most depreciating car ownership, lusting over simpler times for car-keys, or recalling their favourite quotations from bygone motoring legends, our bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and youthful panel deliver their fresh take on everything car related in the latest episode of the Collecting Addicts podcast!

Collecting Addicts Ep 16: "Boring Baku" F1, Lightweight Cars, and The Best 2 Cars You Can't Drive!

Debate over the fairness of calling F1 races boring, the balance between sport and entertainment, a pushover Alonso, lightweight cars maybe not always being the answer (?!), and the best two 1980s cars for a rock star who's not allowed to drive.

Collecting Addicts Ep 15: Swift x Alonso, Leather Interior Slander & JLR Masterful Rebrand

SwiftAlonso being the hottest and latest item at the meeting point between the worlds of noise and music, leather interiors being rejected by 80% of our panel, and JLR ditching Land Rover but actually not, but then maybe - you get the idea: this week our panel is full of expert opinions with which we're sure you'll joyfully disagree in our comment section!

Collecting Addicts Ep 14: Goodwood Members' Meeting & A Racing Related 2 Car Garage

This weekend was the Goodwood Members' Meeting, a few of our panel were racing and attending so we cover off the event and the goings on. Talk turns to a Goodwood related 2 car solution with a budget of £300,000.

Collecting Addicts Ep 13: The best looking car Hi-Fi systems

This week our hosts cover the very important topics of what is the best looking car Hi-Fi, whether the new M2 is really as ugly as it first seemed, and their most embarrassing reasons for buying a car.

Collecting Addicts Ep 12: Who was the coolest racing driver?

Our panel cover some serious ground this week, topics include their favourite steering wheel designs, favourite car adverts, and who was the coolest racing driver in their eyes.

Collecting Addicts Ep 11: Favourite Fast Fords

Recounting our favourite Fast Fords from years gone by, along with the best international roads for driving trips, the best looking exhaust tips and many more topics.

Collecting Addicts Ep 10: The best James Bond car chases

What is your favourite James Bond car chase? Find out what our panel recount from these iconic films. We also cover our favourite dashboard designs and the F1 chat from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Collecting Addicts Ep 9: The quirks of starting up old Bristols

This week the team get stuck into a very interesting two-car garage involving one electric car capable of over 250 miles on 1 charge alongside a fun weekend car on a PCP finance deal!

Neil also tells us about his Saturday ritual of going to start old cars in his garage that simply don’t want to stutter...

Collecting Addicts Ep 8: How has the 2023 F1 season started and what are the best sweets to have in your car

Our distinguished panel of collectors and car addicts discuss the starting race in Bahrain of the 2023 F1 Season, the different manufacturers used by the police force, and their favourite driving sweets to have on a roadtrip.

Collecting Addicts Ep 7: Why Neil can't love Japanese cars and the most disappointing cars to own

Talking points this week include where Japanese cars sit on the pH scale of mechanical engineering to outright driving passion, what the panel's most disappointing cars have been & the speculation around Lance Stroll's curious wrist injury.

Collecting Addicts Ep 6: Favourite seats and the plight of motorsport inspired movies

This week our panel discuss their favourite car seats with everything from the 996 GT3 RS to the seats of an 80s Volvo, their thoughts on Brad Pitt's latest foray into a Formula 1 inspired film, the 2 car solution for £15k & memories of Ayrton Senna.

Collecting Addicts Ep 5: Does electrifying classic cars have a future and the fantasy of receiving a company car

Our panel of 4 this week return to the new instalment of their 2 car solutions, the fantasy of receiving a company car, whether the electrification of classic cars has a future in the hearts of environmentalists and petrolheads & their favourite driving tunes.

Collecting Addicts Ep 4: The greatest alloy wheel designs and where rallying fell off the course

This week our panel discuss their favourite alloy wheel designs, thoughts on how marketing departments in manufacturers go about their new car copywriting, estate cars and why we love them so much & which Group B-derived road car they would choose.

'Collecting Addicts' is a new format Collecting Cars podcast hosted by Chris Harris, Edward Lovett, Manish Pandey, Neil Clifford & Chris Cooper.

Collecting Addicts Ep 3: What car has the best gear shifts & how much is the Formula 1 business worth?

This week our panel discuss their favourite gear shifts, whether the valuation of Formula 1 is justified, and much more!

Episode 35 - Featuring Simon Kidston

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett sit down with Simon Kidston, renowned classic car dealer, collector, and commentator.

Simon recounts how he started out in the auction industry, buying the world's most expensive car, and an interesting negotiation in McLaren F1s.

Collecting Addicts Ep 2: Toto Wolff / Christian Horner, do you read car magazines & what car for £25k

Edward Lovett, Manish Pandey, Neil Clifford & Chris Cooper this week discuss Toto Wolff and Christian Horner's working relationship, the proliferation of 'Total Entertainment' in Formula 1, what cars they would buy for £25k, and what the future holds for car magazines.

Collecting Addicts Ep 1: Alonso's move to Aston Martin & the electric revolution

'Collecting Addicts' is a new format Collecting Cars podcast hosted by Chris Harris and friends.

Edward Lovett, Manish Pandey, Neil Clifford & Chris Cooper this week discuss Alonso's move to Aston Martin F1, what cars they would look to buy today, Chris' fancy for a 911 Targa and how Korean car manufacturers are eating the lunch of traditional aspirational brands.

Episode 34 - Featuring Manish Pandey

Chris Harris chats with Manish Pandey, writer and producer of the ‘Senna’ film.

Manish talks about his experience in film-making, his involvement in the 2010 BAFTA award winning documentary ‘Senna’, and his latest project with Bernie Ecclestone.

Episode 33 - Featuring Brian Scotto

Chris Harris sits down with the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Hoonigan, Brian Scotto.

The pair talk through how Brian got into cars and motoring journalism, how Brian founded Hoonigan alongside Ken Block, and also how the Gymkhana videos became a global automotive sensation.

Episode 32 - Featuring Jost Capito

Chris Harris sits down with Williams F1 CEO and Team Principal, Jost Capito, to learn about his career in developing performance cars and leading motorsport teams.

They talk about the finer points of the BMW (E30) M3 and (E28) M5, the fine tuning of the legendary Porsche 964 Carrera RS and Ford Focus RS, dealing with controversial incidents in Formula One, and why he's never owned a car that he's developed.

Episode 31 - Featuring Andreas Preuninger

Chris Harris sits down with one of his heroes, Andreas Preuninger, Director of the GT car product line for Porsche.

Famed for spearheading some of the most memorable sports cars of all time, Andreas talks about how he got started at the company based at the Weissach research centre, and how the GT3 in particular was honed through the generations from a sideline project into a halo car that has helped to define the modern 911.

Episode 30 - Featuring Halloween Car Horror Stories

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett sit down to talk about motoring horror stories, with tales from the Collecting Cars community about their scrapes and japes in all manner of vehicles.

They discuss driveway disasters, road rage, underwear repairs, first date car disappointments, and hairy leather...

Episode 29 - Featuring John McGuinness

Chris Harris chats with motorcycling legend, John McGuinness. The pair discuss John’s illustrious TT career, tales from his time racing, and their mutual fascination with Tamiya remote controlled cars!

Episode 28 – Featuring Robert Reid

Chris Harris chats with Robert Reid, former British rally co-driver to Richard Burns.

They discuss the car that Burns and Reid drove to victory in the 2000 Rally GB which is currently live on the Collecting Cars auction platform and Robert’s wider career in rallying.

Episode 27 – Chris Harris and Edward Lovett

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett talk about some recent sales on Collecting Cars including a couple of Singer 911s, why Collecting Cars is changing the way people buy and sell, and the general market for collectible cars.

Episode 26 – Featuring Iain Litchfield

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett speak to leading performance specialist Iain Litchfield, who has developed acclaimed packages for a raft of sports cars. They talk about the evolution of Litchfield Motors, from early days of retail sales, through fine-tuning of Subaru road cars, the Nissan GT-R, and fettling the latest models from BMW and Porsche - not to mention engaging with the new generation of motoring media.

Episode 25 - Featuring Rob Dickinson and Richard Tuthill

Chris Harris visits Walters Arena in Wales to talk cars with Rob Dickinson, Founder of Singer Vehicle Design, and Richard Tuthill of Tuthill Porsche.

The trio discuss the new All-terrain Competition Study, a modern take on a Porsche 964, inspired by World Rally Championship.

Episode 24 - Featuring Dario and Marino Franchitti

For our Christmas special we chat to the Franchitti brothers, both popular motorsport competitors who have numerous GT and sports car racing wins under their belts.

They talk about their careers to date, victory and injury, the merits of sim racing, and being involved with the development of supercars like the Singer DLS and Gordon Murray T.50.

Episode 23 - Featuring Jenson Button

This week, Chris Harris sits down with one of the most charismatic racing drivers, Jenson Button.

They chat about Jenson's career in Formula One, the dangers of the Baja 1000, some of the incredible cars in his collection and why he definitely wants to return to Le Mans.

Episode 22 - Featuring Derek Bell and Damon Hill

This week, Chris Harris joins racing legends Derek Bell and Damon Hill for a special video chat episode.

The trio introduce the Veloce fundraising auctions coming soon to Collecting Cars. Talk also turns to the current status and future of Formula One, and the thrills and spills of Derek and Damon's remarkable careers.

Episode 21 – Featuring Gordon Murray

This week, Chris Harris sits down with world-renowned automotive designer, Gordon Murray. The pair discuss his complete career, from his early life in South Africa, designing Formula One cars at Brabham and McLaren through the '70s and '80s, and of course the legendary McLaren F1 and his new T.50 supercar.

Episode 20 - Featuring J.F. Musial

This week, Chris Harris sits down with motoring producer and director, J.F. Musial. Talk turns to J.F.'s first steps in the industry, and working with Chris on the pioneering 'DRIVE' YouTube channel. They discuss how the production of automotive content has changed over the last 10 years, and what the future holds for car enthusiasts.

Episode 19 - Featuring Colin Goodwin

This week, Chris Harris sits down with motoring journalist, Colin Goodwin. They discuss Colin's first steps in journalism at CAR magazine, why the Chevrolet small-block engine is one of the all-time greats, and how he built a plane in his own back garden.

Episode 18 - Featuring Nicky Grist

This week, Chris Harris sits down with legendary co-driver Nicky Grist, for a special double-length episode. The conversation covers Nicky's entire career, from his earliest experiences in the navigator's seat, through to his multiple World Rally Championship wins, and great tales from the racing community.

Episode 17 - Chris Harris and Edward Lovett

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett meet up to discuss the state of the market for new high-performance cars, the potential impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the collector car industry, and why people should go back to buying with their heart rather than their head.

Episode 16 – Featuring Jethro Bovingdon

Chris Harris sits down with motoring journalist and newly appointed Top Gear America presenter, Jethro Bovingdon. The pair discuss how they got into motoring journalism, some of the great tales from the days of Evo magazine, the future of the car industry, and Jethro's Renault Clio Trophy.

Episode 15 - Featuring Martin Brundle

This week, Chris and Edward welcome the renowned broadcaster and racing driver Martin Brundle to the podcast. The conversation covers Martin’s formative years in short oval racing, Formula Ford and British Saloon Cars; competing alongside Senna and Schumacher in F1; his favourite road cars from past and present; and his award-winning career as a commentator.

Episode 14 - Featuring David Edmonston

This week, Chris Harris and Edward Lovett welcome the founder of PistonHeads, David Edmonston, to the podcast.

They chat about the birth of one of the best known automotive brands on the internet, encounters with the police, and legendary threads from the forum.

Episode 13 - Featuring Chris Goodwin

This week, Chris and Edward welcome professional test driver and racer Chris Goodwin to the podcast. Talk turns to how he worked his way up through the ranks of talented drivers, what it’s like to have Ron Dennis explain your career options, and why it’s so hard for newcomers to learn how to set up cars from scratch.

Episode 12 - Featuring Harry Metcalfe

Chris and Edward talk to magazine founder, farmer and all-round car buff Harry Metcalfe. They chat about how Harry became such a great automotive enthusiast, how the Maserati Ghibli Cup is partially responsible for the birth of Evo magazine, and why they’re all concerned about the latest crop of supercars.

Episode 11 - Goodwood Revival Special

This week join Sam Hancock as he ventures around the Goodwood Revival talking to a wide variety of guests from 4-time Le Mans winner Henri Pescarolo to television journalist Tiff Needell.

Episode 10 - Featuring Tiff Needell

This week, as the Collecting Cars team celebrates a milestone of 200,000 downloads, Chris Harris is joined by Sam Hancock, as well as legendary TV presenter and racer, Tiff Needell!

Talk turns to whether some circuits have been spoiled by layout changes, Tiff’s surprising lack of interest in most road cars, the Love Cars YouTube channel, and his eye-opening Goodwood track test of the McLaren F1.

Episode 9 - Featuring Sam Hancock

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett welcome Sam Hancock to the podcast. After a short break for the summer we are back with another episode. The trio talk about Sam’s racing career, the Type 64 fiasco at Pebble Beach, and Goodwood.

Episode 8 - Featuring Sam Fane (SeenThroughGlass)

Chris and Edward welcome Sam Fane (Seen Through Glass) to the podcast. Talk turns to whether a Ferrari Daytona is good to drive, the merits of the wheels on the BMW M Coupe, and the problems with Jaguar’s Project 8. Chris explains why he loves a luxo-barge, the guests discuss electric hypercars, and then get onto the subject of influencers.

Episode 7 - Featuring Richard Meaden

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett talk with motoring writer and racer Dickie Meaden.
They chat about Dickie’s lesser-spotted 964 RS, as well as some of their favourite car magazines from years gone by. Also, Chris reveals what one particular motoring website had in common with the Audi A2, and asks Dickie the question that he hates answering.

Episode Six - Chris Harris and Edward Lovett

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett broadcast from the cabin of a 1986 BMW E28 M5, discussing whether the Golf GTI is still the answer to most questions, the Max Power ‘Chavalier’, and the purchase of a particularly unusual BMW X5. Talk also turns to performance cars that look like good buys, including the Porsche 996 GT2, new Alpine A110 and the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

Episode Five - Featuring Andrew Frankel

Chris Harris visits renowned motoring journalist Andrew Frankel, where talk turns to controversy in contemporary Formula One, what they hate about modern car design and their favourite stories about the Millbrook Proving Ground.

Episode Four - Featuring Richard Porter

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett sit down with Sniff Petrol founder and former Top Gear script editor, Richard Porter. They chat about who’s to blame when a press car crashes, disagree about the new Toyota Supra, and find out why Richard will probably never sell his Land Rover Defender.

Episode Three - Featuring Richard Tuthill

Porsche guru Richard Tuthill sits down for a chat with Chris Harris and Edward Lovett. Talk turns to the ultimate 911 specification, why so many cars now have ‘Sport’ buttons, the appeal of Time Attack racing, and the pain of scrapping one of Colin McRae’s rally cars.

Episode Two - Featuring David Clark

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett sit down with the man who sold the McLaren F1 when it was new – former director of the road and race car programmes, David Clark. Conversation turns to Gordon Murray’s brass scales, George Harrison’s choice of aubergines, and the story behind Ron Dennis’ awkward crash at Suzuka.

Episode One - featuring Max Girardo

Chris Harris and Edward Lovett speak to Max Girardo of Girardo and Co about matching numbers, the ‘restomod’ market and the jet-set life of an international classic car dealer. Chris shares his love for the 1994 ‘soft dash’ Range Rover plus secrets about Matt LeBlanc, and the trio hail BMW’s E46 M3 CSL as one of the greatest cars of the modern era.

Episode Zero - Teaser

A brief taster of what is to come on The Collecting Cars Podcast with Chris Harris and Edward Lovett