Smith and Sniff

Smith and Sniff

By Jonny Smith and Richard Porter

TV presenter Jonny Smith and Sniff Petrol creator Richard Porter are two friends who talk about cars, and many other things. Get bonus content on Patreon

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Episodes

Aggressively driven Ford STs

Jonny has been car spotting in a dismal British seaside town. Also in this episode, 1920s motorcycle speed record stance, an algae-covered Ford Ranger, weak car game at a model village, turntable disaster in a floating nightclub, Veyron versus Hyundai Equus on the streets of Geneva, spotting a new off-brand energy drink, the bizarre story of Four Loko, fishing mishaps, using lingo with builders, easing into nicknames, the nightmare of running a road salt depot when you collect 1970s Italian cars, a listener’s story about a straight piped slow ‘ped guy, an inexplicable Toyota Soarer driveway burnout, collecting paraphernalia for cars you own, and a prize draw to win the Queen’s X-Type. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/23·1h 4m

Sporks: M3 Touring v F-Pace SVR

Jonny and Richard have been driving two fast, practical and slightly irrelevant cars. Also in this episode, having to use the facilities in a small independent garage, BMW selling xDrive to people who don’t need it, a ‘90s smoking horse, news from the man who supplied the cars to The Gold, the expression ‘take it for a spin’, seeing a Mercedes 500E, the Porsche 989, the milky second GTI in the mk4 Golf range, dropping one in Simon Le Bon’s boiler room, and behind the scenes on Jonny’s shoot with The Beast. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/23·1h 4m

The cars of The Gold

Richard has been suffering MOT day nerves while Jonny’s experienced a frost-damaged hose humiliation. Also in this episode, what’s wrong with the cars in BBC true crime drama The Gold, the extreme shouting at hand car washes, a shady car park encounter with a man in a tidy XC90, the eye-watering cost of going to the fair, fear of transportable rides going wrong, a dissection of 50 Cent’s Ayo Technology video, losing friends in a club and drinking a whole round of drinks to yourself, garages based on cocktail bars, the influencer Zeus, more zany Instagram posts from the CEO of Fiat, kestrel-faced singers, Jonny’s new idea for Puber, a cruise control in reverse update, and what happens when cruise gets jammed on. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/23·1h 8m

Using cruise control in reverse

Jonny and Richard receive news from a listener who has been experimenting on their behalf. Also in this episode, saucy tortoises, intense protein bars, fantasy scenarios involving Mercedes W126s in 1980s Surrey, elaborate graphic equalisers, Pierce Brosnan’s baggy trousers, Tim Booth’s even baggier trousers, Richard’s mate’s dad with a W126 and a mk1 Golf GTI, rave artist Baby Benz, a brief review of the Honda Civic, an amazing story of Ferrari brakes and Take My Breath Away, Austin Allegro Handling by Lotus, an amusingly named Dodge Dart and a gorgeous Citroen DS in the Car & Classic auctions, and Jonny’s had a call from Tiff. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/23·1h 2m

Long distance reversing

In the second show recorded live at Lotus, Jonny and Richard answer questions from the audience. Topics covered include the size of their hands, how much Jonny’s spent on his Allegro, podcast quality control, the confusing ID.3 range, air-con agnosticism in Death Valley, old school trim levels, Tiff driving across Europe in an Aston with broken power steering, car wrecking on Top Gear and 5th Gear, badgers with breeze blocks, a listener making an heroic journey in a Lotus-tuned car, stock room shenanigans, tales of advertising Mercedes’, childhood toy cars and a hotel elevator conundrum. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/23·1h 7m

Live from Lotus

Jonny and Richard bring their meandering, asinine nonsense to the swanky Brand Centre at the Lotus factory in Norfolk. Topics covered include the Lotus Emira, a strange smelling friend, developments in hand dryers, the Ineos Grenadier, the weight of car doors, Norfolk's many hand written signs, ploughing competitions, the fightiness of pubs with pool tables, door pocket problems, wine carrier cars, the surprisingly nice Genesis G80, an idea for snacks on the road, well-cleaned number plates, getting disorientated in motorway service areas, 999 call etiquette, window cleaner cars, and is Sir Jim Ratcliffe going to buy everything? Thank you to Lotus Cars for hosting this podcast. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/23·1h 6m

It's your letters

In this week’s show Jonny and Richard guiltily attempt to get through their massive backlog of listeners’ messages. Topics covered include a retro Hyundai promotional CD, a strangely specced Daihatsu Charade, a weirdly named car website, the strange story of the Alfa Brera S, the fallout from BMW no longer supplying the police, a Range Rover track day car, a very odd hearse conversion, what happened when Richard won an enormous painting of Ayrton Senna, the deep disappointment of James Bond in a BMW Z3, and two-wheel-drive bicycles. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/23·1h 6m

A car made by Robins

This week Jonny and Richard are impressed by the Wells Vertige, apart from one thing. Also in this episode, cars that handle well but look like plop, replacing love with gloves in lyrics, what happens when you buy a Golf R, respect for Sweden’s greatest pop star, airbrushed T-shirts in shopping malls, falling asleep leaning on a generator lorry, an unexpected pint of lager, Gordon Murray’s Alfaholics Junior Zagato, bargain Aldi floormats from a surprising maker, more on moonlighting WRC drivers, Smith and Sniff’s influence reaching the adult video industry, a brief appearance from Brian the cat, visibly checking out people’s cars, the demise of the small MPV, driving around in a Victorian Winter garden, taking a Hispano Suiza to We Buy Any Car, and the return of Jonny’s Prelude-loving ‘90s housemate. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/23·1h 3m

The morning after

After a night at the What Car? awards Jonny and Richard are together in central London sounding a bit rancid as they meander their way through various topics including hotel room mishaps, badly made awards trophies, Roger Moore impressions, learn to say Ford properly, sleeping with the lights on, why the Skoda Octavia should win everything, minesweeping for wine, a photo booth of hats, a camper van outside a posh hotel, current shape RS6s on Dutch plates, generic men at black tie events, Tesla not being pleased to win awards, human beat boxing, the Jeep Avenger drum machine indicator sound, the Abarth 500e sound faker, accidentally going to a wedding in trainers, people who measure cars, an attractive older lady in a mk2 Range Rover, the pleasure of being master of cruise, the worst driven cars on the road, pro wax jacket wearers in old money cars, Imprezas with eye infections, and rally drivers running other businesses. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/23·58m 34s

I'm in love with a Czech police car

Jonny and Richard fall in love with an old Tatra coming up for auction. Also in this episode, 1980s mullet strakes, BMW no longer selling cars to the police, what went on at the Sunday Scramble, a Lotus Elite with a powerful interior, the Toyota Aygo X, disappointment with the VW ID. Buzz, a moment of mourning for the Up GTI, Lego car frustration, the disappearance of the hula skirt on coaches, Harry Metcalfe arriving at Bicester Heritage in a uncontrollable home made hovercraft, and why do American cars and coffee meets always start far too early? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/23·1h 3m

Riding the Lightning

Richard has been in the US driving Ford’s all-electric F-150 while Jonny went to Somerset in a Volvo. Also in this episode, an art gallery owner’s shabby Mercedes, why things don’t get stolen out of American pick ups, Bronco v Bronco Spowaaataaagh, giving presents to the bin men, small town straight pipe moped guy, double bassing a Camry gearbox, and brief tributes to Tom Karen and Ken Block. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/23·1h 1m

Questions from the audience

Jonny and Richard answer audience questions during their live show at The Car Barn. Topics covered include a strange aftershave called Jape, best p-vistas, worst wing on a car, Richard’s brief TV career, One Show presenters walking in and out of shot, switching from reverse to drive while the car is still moving, Tiff Needell’s treatment of American hire cars, Jeep using the Avenger name, a possible Smith and Sniff company car, dog burnouts, the best French luxury barges, starting your own car company, six-wheeled cars, the delights of dealing with Tesla, Noel Edmonds, tip run cars, low budget Ken Block, non-hearse hearses, and Jonny’s secret modelling gig. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/23·1h 0m

Limp home mode

In their last show of the year Jonny and Richard are in a rustic room together discussing DIY AdBlue, James Dyson’s thirst headaches, Ozzy Osbourne’s quad bike for sale, forgetting which side your fuel filler is on, a man in a Suzuki Carry filling too many jerry cans, the ancient art of hanging a tennis ball from the garage ceiling, drying a damp car interior, how to say Ka, the world’s smallest exhaust pipe, limp home mode, Richard’s dad’s Talbot Solara getting jammed in gear, a Volvo garage with a very long name, the angel fish of cars, off-brand sit-coms, getting ghosted by Chris Harris, the history of the motorsport jacket, accidentally sitting on Richard Hammond’s breakfast, an Australian horribly misusing a Dyson hand dryer, and EMF getting swearing into the charts. Thanks to everyone who has supported Smith and Sniff in 2022. See you next year. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/22·1h 4m

Live from the Car Barn

138 - This show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Car Barn and Aston Workshop in Beamish, County Durham. Topics covered include why old people should drive faster, accusing The Snowman of being a thief, the wrong car in Gremlins, a warning not to watch the Dukes of Hazzard, canal boat accidents, mayor cars, a confession about drunk presenting, Belgian lab equipment beer, an incredible William Woollard moment, navigating by parked cars, a low mileage Nissan 100NX, an attractive lady undertaker, the disappearance of the phrase ‘souped up’, the surprising excellence of the new Astra, contractually obliged chat about a Ferrari 330, the nice things in the Aston Workshop, badly ridden BMX boy, and news about the Grange Hill theme tune. patreon.com/smithandsniff  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/22·1h 14m

You total Solio Bandit

Jonny has been out on the town and Richard is suffering from a cold. Also in this episode, the spaciousness of Simple Minds, spotting Pinin Popeye’s enemy, Kei car insults, a brief review of the Kia EV6, DJ Khaled’s AirBnB, Daniel Craig spills curry down himself, worrying that you have no soul because you can’t work taps, mistakenly believing eggs don’t exist, hand dryer update, a weird use for Lynx, Opel Monzas and a user name confusion, Louis Theroux and Bear Grylls, news of an American no-name full suspension mountain bike guy, the Honda e is the new Allegro, a message from a Passat W8 owner, sporty nut mix, Rich Energy in the wild, a weird request about Nigel Havers, and what’s in Jason Plato’s boot? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/22·1h 2m

Pinin Popeye and the Ka rescuer

Jonny has spotted a familiar face with badly cared-for car. Also in this episode, the man who tries to save Kas, laid back dentistry, buying an ex-courtesy car, the weird social media postings of Fiat’s CEO, school run chic, the season of nutty perfume ads, a Chrysler 180 with an aftermarket fuel cap, the land where the V8 is normal, the truth about the Passat W8, JLR’s boss steps down, how to save Jaguar, Renault 21 Turbo v Peugeot 405 Mi16, and a car podcast smackdown on the streets of Los Angeles. This episode is sponsored by carandclassic.com patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/22·59m 12s

Good roadtrips in bad cars

This week’s episode is a recording of the audience Q&A from Jonny and Richard’s live show at Morgan. Topics covered include random gifts, MOT failure rallycross, confusing beeping caused by drinking, Jason Plato getting thrown out of a pub, sitting next to Tiff on a plane, embarrassingly rubbish accidents, barn finds you’d want to buy, the ultimate car dilemma, and the truth about Top Gear’s infamous Argentina incident.patreon.com/smithandsniffGet tickets to the next Smith and Sniff live show: smithandsniff.com/live-shows Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/22·58m 40s

The trouble with touchscreens

Jonny and Richard have a big moan about modern car interiors. Also in this episode, the Cupra Tormentor, a small problem with the MG4, the joy of a real key, turning off a moving car, controversial takes on sunglasses, Grand Designs double Legacy, an unloved Fiat household, accidentally taking the bowling alley shoes, feeling like an M3 CSL in nightclub loos, the Queen’s X-Type at auction, arrester bed update, the interestingness of scrapyards, buying a bag of tortoises, and what’s cooler, The Sweeney or The Italian Job? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/22·1h 3m

Live from Bentley

Speaking live in front of an audience inside the Bentley Excellence Centre for Vehicle Quality, Jonny and Richard discuss making Bentleys, hot plates, strange food cooling methods, tyre hernias, the death of the Ford Fiesta, the distinctive noise of the mk1 Fiesta, holidaymakers and hire cars, badly painted ferries, back door people, getting out of a car through the boot, a bizarre Nissan gearlever story, bag for life struggles, the world’s most dangerous vehicular situation, DJ Khaled bluffing his way through life and a new benchmark for hell on earth. Plus, Jonny has bought a new car. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/22·59m 48s

Industry gossip and the cars of the Black Adam movie

Richard has seen something slightly interesting near a well-known car company HQ. Also in this episode, realising Gulliver wasn’t massive, scenes from a live-action model village, a brief rant about leaf blowers, a Corvette-style mobility scooter, a plumbing expert explains the Mira Sport shower, the intolerable stupidity of Scooby-Doo, an unexpected demographic for the podcast, helping a listener find a classic car, annoying things stuck in ISOFIX holes, the benefits of the Peugeot 1007, ex-Bond stars running a garage (featuring a spoiler about Judi Dench’s M), and various suggestions for Jonny’s next car. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/22·1h 1m

Rebel without The Corrs

This week, Jonny is in Ireland drinking Guinness, sadly not in the company of his favourite family-based band. Also in this episode, an old school night out, drunk electric scootering, great Opel upholstery, trying to draw the Vauxhall badge, the Rolls-Royce Spectre, the other cars Rolls owners have in their garages, the problem with the Peugeot 1007, the Smart #1, EVs being too eager, leisurely driving with drum ’n’ bass, doing a careers talk with a tight head, getting distracted by a Eurostar train, the work of Heuliez, rubbish Cockney insults, sports showers, not liking Irish number plates, finding Jonny a new car, and a DnB theme tune. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/22·1h 5m

Polestar 3 and the myth of fast estates

Jonny has been to see the Polestar 3 and Richard thinks no one will buy the M3 Touring. Also in this episode, hitting the vitamin C supplements, NASCAR driver Richard Pictures, a German Liam Neeson disguised as a Swede, a big American locomotive having a baby, the urge to drive into an arrester bed, how to save F1 money on safety features, the under-rated Jaguar I-Pace, Gerry McGovern doubling for Brian May, seeing Tesla drivers’ trousers, cat friendly holidays, taking a tortoise to an Airbnb, a trip to the Trafford Centre, mirroring someone’s accent, the chance to put a back seat in a 911 GT3 Touring, accidentally mis-naming the Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo, thoughts on the VW Arteon Shooting Brake PHEV, 20 years since the start of ’new’ Top Gear, and Jonny’s doing a school careers talk.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/22·1h 0m

She's found the Panda

Richard explains what happened when his wife found out about his new Panda 100HP. Also in this episode, Jonny apologises for some bagpipes confusion, Richard remembers getting name checked in the sleeve notes to a petrol station CD, a listener shows us his very tall gearlever, we bravely tackle the Australian question of Holden or Ford and there’s new about the next Smith and Sniff live recording. Plus, the Technoviking, buying a Fiat 126 as a Valentine’s Day present, the Queen’s X-Type, book review corner (featuring RS Icons by Steve Saxty and Racing With Rich Energy by Alanis King and Elizabeth Blackstock), Noel Gallagher’s precariously tuned mopeds, and can we help a listener find his dad’s old Cavalier GSi? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/22·1h 1m

JDM jeans and Her Majesty's Hearse

Jonny remembers a bizarre gift from Japan and Richard has some information about the Queen’s final journey. Also in this episode, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in trouble on the A1, amusing terms from footballing, DJs having their records nicked, Top Gear as an advert for bootcut jeans, the new BMW XM, Hyundai N Eurobeat, the bagpipes of You’re The Voice, the Ogmios School of Zen Motoring, arriving with fewer things than you set off with, and a chodey shifter update. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/22·1h 0m

Hi guys! You won't BELIEVE what I've bought!

Richard has got a new car. Also in this episode, unfortunately shaped gearlevers, ‘90s NBA suit leather gaiters, sorting out cars that don’t ride well, Jonny’s best-ever Beetle, sonic cleaning everything, almost treading dog mess into Gordon Murray’s Escort, a hidden Smart Roadster, buying cars while your wife’s away, Mr Fitzpatrick’s shifting, irrelevant thoughts on your death bed, rubbish time capsules, VW T5 distain by proxy, cars wearing wheels from another make of car, Ayrton Senna’s town cryer shoes, Jonny’s air-con refusal almost causes an accident, and the lost art of the car port. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/22·1h 4m

Maximum Pagani

Managing to stick to cars for once, Jonny and Richard discuss the new Pagani Utopia. Also in this episode, living in a VW Caddy California, ongoing badger problems, plaintive security guards, guerrilla stickering, a trip to Telford to collect a Honda V6, moving to Japan when you don’t speak Japanese, the usefulness of engine cranes, trying to make your house nice, a brief stop in book review corner, apologies for the Fiat Uno song, trying to get Jonny’s dad to buy a Citroen C6, getting surprised by cars you don’t recognise, and the thinness of laptops as expressed in different eras of David Bowie. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/22·1h 3m

Live from Malvern Link

Sorry about some of the sound quality on this one. It gets better after the first 10 minutes. For the first time Jonny and Richard record a podcast in front of a live audience, in this case at the Morgan Experience Centre in Malvern Link. Topics covered in this episode include a new encounter with the OTOSOT man, being given things by a neighbour, the most naive thing you've ever said, being unable to wash a car at home, the Busfest event, 1990s bouncer-baiting trousers, the Acrimonious Rally, things hanging from rear view mirrors, exposed JDM oil coolers, throwing away cruise ships, having problems with a badger, the real reason for lane assist, and are Morgans road rage proof? Plus, a man who looks a bit like Jeff Bezos lifts a very heavy chair. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/22·57m 21s

The fast Ford tax

Jonny and Richard discuss an extreme example of spawty Fawds going for crazy money. Also in this episode, what the boss of Mercedes design hated about the ‘90s S-Class, hidden taxes in American shops, listeners’ messages about their local no-name full suspension mountain bike guys, deceased spec versus OAP spec, Woollarding versus rock guitaring, the joy of an outdoor shower, a listener recounts an embarrassing accident on an East German scooter, more info on Robert Plant’s cars, having two Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglios on the drive, and are BMW M3s any good any more? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/22·1h 4m

No-name full suspension mountain bike guy

Jonny has spotted a very specific character in a small town and Richard gives his verdict on RADwood. Also in this episode, the MMA platform, how to watch '80s music videos while using an electric toothbrush, elaborate efforts to avoid waking everyone, professional fighters named after rear suspension designs, a Freddie Mercury jacket tribute Jeep, the made-up sounding town of Eaton Socon, DJ Khaled has annoyed Jonny again, the technical limitations of trying to take out hated musicians with a fire fighting plane, Pebble Beach FOMO, a camper van jammed fridge debacle, and what does Vince Clarke's doorbell sound like? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/22·1h 6m

Disaster in a VW Grand California

Jonny has been away camping and Richard has a new reason to stop swearing in the podcast. Also in this episode, meeting a seal, forgetting how to behave in London, craving a Panda 100HP, buying a car for RADwood, the thinking person’s Piaggio Ape, Jonny’s festival of musicians he hates, Imperial cars of the 1960s, the van-car that looks like Dougal from Magic Roundabout, a love of JDM MPVs, the Geneva Motor Show in Qatar, Jeff Goldblum and Gordon Murray chatting shirts, news from yoghurt corner, random Smith and Sniff merch spotting, and a haunting story from the lavatories at a motorhome show. Also, some inept promotion for the first Smith and Sniff live show even though it's sold out. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/22·1h 1m

The severe A-pillar gash

The sight of a seriously damaged Mazda gives Jonny and Richard a brilliant car interior design idea. Also in this episode, Range Rover suspension collapse, a challenging local speed bump, carrying a wallet of CDs, a burnt-out combine harvester, driving like a flute because there’s metal on the radio, confusing Japanese tourists in North Wales, Cold War cosplay, apologising to Audi, a Metro full of drums, crashing while waving to a mate, tales from a Norwegian driving instructor, car seats with removable covers, a fear of foam, more on the Dacia Jogger, why Tiff is the Sting of cars, and what if you were forced to be Pitbull? Get tickets for the Smith and Sniff live recording on Thursday 8 September - https://bit.ly/3pgFk92patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/22·1h 5m

Political cars & coffee crash

Jonny has an idea for making politics more interesting. Also in this episode, Dempsey & Makepeace versus Howard's Way, seeing Henry Kelly at a wake, the lip licking weirdness of Going For Gold, why you can't have a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, crashing into another motorist you were trying to thank, air drumming driving disasters, a '90s F1 jacket, the new Civic Type R, Dacia prices going up, and early news of a Smith and Sniff live event. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/22·1h 1m

E10 and the ruined wetsuit

Jonny's been having trouble with his own car and someone else's dog. Also in this episode, the great smell of Relentless Pursuit, that ridiculous Rich Energy understeer video, the E-Transit and MG3, an old money Range Rover Sport, an immaculate brick-shape Volvo S90, the carbon cost of keeping an older car going, a nightmare with locking wheelnuts, Sebastian Coe's favourite style of lorry, and is there something a bit off about Mickey Mouse? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/22·1h 2m

How to brush your Hyundai

Jonny has encountered a strangely-dressed car washing man. Also in this episode, how to pronounce car names, the surprising niceness of Watchet, the joys of a narrow car, what you get on a base model these days, chaotic looking 911s, defending terrible clothes because they cost a lot, getting close to a fox, vigilante path clearance, the car for a jazzy man in linen, patting a Jag, shouting at an Up GTI driver, Britain's best allotment cars, the Focus and Fiesta facelifts, the new Peugeot 308 doesn't look right, getting annoyed with people leaving sun visors down, Banham kit cars, and the all-new Smith and Sniff encyclopaedia. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/22·58m 37s

Painting cars is hard

Jonny and Richard make another feeble attempt to read out listeners' messages. Topics covered include John Michael Jar, Kick by INXS in a convertible, the lost art of chatting about hifi separates, a crazy valve amp stereo for your car, news of the Lithuanian car scene, vehicles that have been demoted to roadside signs, the best 1500 quid family car, the delights of the K11 Micra, spark plug skinflints, not enjoying breaking down, reviving the economy by being bad at DIY, the disappearance of people called Sandy, glam mums of the '80s, inconsistencies in cars, and things in other people's houses that seemed terribly exotic when you were a kid. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/22·1h 5m

The great smell of submarines

Jonny and Richard attempt to read out some messages from listeners. Topics prompted by this and other things include, the words pigeons might be saying, what makes up fruits of the forest yoghurt, the possible genius of the Muller Fruit Corner, Jonny's ironic brake issues, the terrible fug of transatlantic flying, people ordering tomato juice on aeroplanes, the physics of ventilated seats, Toca's Miracle by Fragma, the weirdness of William Shatner, car tattoos, press car damage, Crown Vic shenanigans, choosing a taxi, a French ambassador's Citroen C6, favourite Supertouring cars, and the pangs triggered by discovering a beloved old car is up for sale.Thanks to Andrew Muir and Ian Deeley for audio assistance.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/22·1h 9m

Would you buy a new supercar?

Richard's in an echoey room and Jonny has a question. Also in this episode, the new Honda HR-V, slipping clutches, how school proms help classic car maintenance, trying to get comfortable in an Audi R8 Spyder, a surprising gearlever, asking Ant Anstead for a deal on a Radford, choosing a Ford Crown Vic over an Aston Virage, late model Trabants, repairing a car with loyalty cards, disappointing looking engines, getting stressed looking at a Jag V12, Morette headlight conversions, getting annoying by pigeons, and predicting the future with Mystic Metcalfe. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/22·58m 38s

Goodwood Festival of Sauce

Jonny and Richard are at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed where they've encountered Nigel Mansell, tried to gatecrash Gordon Murray, met a sweary Le Mans driver, seen a tiny record attempt car, run up the Duke of Richmond's driveway, slept in a young offenders' institution, and had a terrible incident with hoisin sauce. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/22·1h 13m

Manta, Manta

Jonny discovers a new genre of German cinema and Richard has been inundated with hill parking advice. Also in this episode, countries where the moustache is acceptable, Tom Selleck's control of a tank slapper, passing your driving test in extreme conditions, men who wear shorts a bit too much, Skoda Estelle versus Lancia Delta S4, a Reliant Kitten in the neighbourhood, travelling back in time to save the Metro 6R4, bad stereo volume controls, the sound of spoken German, mountain climbing in Crocs and an expensive watch, the Jet Towel action movie, flatulent econometers and quoting builder central locking, getting money back on car insurance, barricading in old Defenders, commuting in a hot air balloons, the sadness of The Littlest Hobo, and an e-Up update. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/22·1h 3m

Saturday Cambelt

Jonny's had a new TV show idea. Also in this episode, the excitement of real life jousting, Honda Insight magnesium sumps, being sick behind an ornamental bush, the old days of boozy car launches, putting onions into an orange juice machine, worrying about parking on a slope, the love of house bricks, a dusty Jubilee, Scandinavian crime fighter Torsen Diff, and a listener has offered to name a mountain after us.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/22·1h 3m

Group B garden centre

Jonny's been driving a 6R4 and Richard has visited a garden centre. Also in this episode, challenging fly tippers, getting yanked off DC current, things left in Richard's new house, what car makers call tow bars these days, the perils of a triple layer floor mat, excessively zoomed-in photographs, the Welsh legend of Paul mountain, Jet Towel spotting, a Smith and Sniff guerilla sticker campaign, getting in trouble with the Duke of Richmond, throwing gravy over Burt Reynolds, what it costs to run an old rally car, pitching a bad business model on Dragons' Den, and cars with high foreheads.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/22·1h 5m

Cars from the year you were born

Jonny and Richard pick cars from the years they were born, once Jonny's remembered what year that was. Also in this episode, electric scooter racing, casually flutey behaviour, seeing Andrew Ridgeley, people in Cornish taverns of the '80s, Rick Stein's idiotic breakfasts, a very expensive Mercedes, almost buying old S-Classes, indecisive Nick Mason constantly buying his own Ferrari, Queen at the lathe, and the wonders of a straight six. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/22·1h 1m

The fastest you've ever reversed

Jonny once went backwards up a runway and Richard has been haranguing a member of Blur. Also in this episode, meeting Steve Backshall behind a sofa, refusing to use 5th gear, never checking your oil, over-checking your oil, getting haunted by a ticking 911, a picture of the most Bristol thing ever, feeding a pet bird of prey, wondering what snake owners drive, and Jonny's views on air-con warrant a trip to controversy corner. Plus, very thick waistcoats, Taylor Swift doing an autotest, facts about forklift tyres, dimly remembered information about The Chemical Brothers, and a short notice Kia Pride purchase.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/22·1h 1m

Base model pirate ship

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 movements, re-inventing the Scimitar GTE, why Jonny doesn't like air-con, future classics, the Kia Stinger, the Corvette C8, Monaco versus VXR8, the new Range Rover Spowaaahhtaaaaaagh, and information about Martha and the Muffins. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/22·1h 6m

Roll back kicks in

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 car industry, jabbing a wasps' nest after half a bottle of wine, Nic Cage's terrible jacket in Gone In 60 Seconds, Nick Knowles's motorbike clothes, the fashions of LJK Setright, liking the VW Multivan, Jonny's repeated drives to York, more bloody Marillion stuff, car delivery window mishaps, unlikely banger cars, snooker commentators on the short oval, cliches of car journalism, goth curtains, and smutty insinuations about static engines. She can do this all day! Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/22·1h 5m

Petrol station sunglasses

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 GTI has a claggy throat, hot hatches that feel like John Hurt from Alien, the joy of the Citroen ZX Volcane, Adrian Newey's Custom Car cover star stance, the Peugeot 505 and Ferrari Pinin, Marillion car update, the smell of Jorvik Viking Centre, sunroof mishaps, Jonny getting his hair trapped in a Ford GT, Richard being called a bandit by Martin Brundle, an over-badged Suzuki courtesy car, the official definition of tuning stages, grot mag headline round-up, Quincy Jones spilling wine on a synth, the Tosscars championship, and messages from Jonny's dad. Plus, news about an all-new Late Brake Show Live event.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/22·1h 6m

Nissan GT-Rs of history

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 internal flights, a confusion between 'loo' and 'poo', impersonating a peacock, bold claims in car ads, Japanese sports cars that look good without boot spoilers, Norfolk as the UK hotspot for cars for sale at the side of the road, USAF personnel driving American cars in Britain, giving away a Ford Raptor to an East Anglian grandma, San Franciscans dissolving in the rain, Richard's short review of the new Range Rover, Jonny watching Cliffhanger, the coolness of El Caminos, seeing a Rivian R1T in real life, the surprisingly nice new Toyota Venza, and John Travolta flying himself to the East of England to go on a deranged shellfish binge. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/22·1h 4m

Mitsubishi Jet Towel

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 Cross doing something weird with its teeth, the coming trend for safari-style cars, names for off-brand energy drinks, the old pits at Reims, Jonny having an accident in the old pits at Reims, how they end soap operas, terrible emails we have received, and how do linen trousers get on in space? Also, Richard has a small dog in the room again. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/22·59m 34s

The Conquistadors

Richard makes up an '80s American advertising slogan and Jonny has developed a strange obsession with Tiger Woods. Also in this episode, sports people in free cars, Last of the Summer Wine, a bum in the window of an SD1, Alonso Fernando and Hamilton Lewis, the arrival of Richard's new VW e-Up, chamois leather trousers, Alan Bennett in an Evo X, cars with hard drives for music, thinking that Celine Dion might smell weird, the oldest cars you can buy new, Jason Plato's last season of BTCC and the end of the Ford Mondeo. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/22·59m 37s

Brut Sport and the electro Lotus

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 spread game, details of Jonny's new car, and why the Eletre isn't actually a Lotus at all.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/22·1h 3m

Lunch at Baldock

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, using the word 'trove', ill-fitting nitrous kits, wearing a tie with a bomber jacket, unwelcome air mattress deflation, trying to sneak bits of Belisha beacon out of the house, hire car mishaps, and annoying Tiff Needell by forcing him to play crazy golf and then filling his bed with bric-a-brac. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/22·1h 9m

Episode 100 live from Baldock Services

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 rallies, working scale model engines, weird measurements, the way Jeremy Clarkson says Aston Martin, American cars choking on strong Euro petrol, BMW buying Alpina, driving a car with a broken fuel gauge, mid-range cars in British rap videos, and when garages have your car for a service and rudely change your radio station.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/22·1h 5m

Anyway, the ID.Buzz

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', being really into Marillion, having a terrible Ben Sherman Page 3 shirt, shouting swear words at a charging flap, low fat lard, and Richard's new car. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/22·1h 0m

Just driving and smiling

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 Spacetourer XL, making MPVs cool, soggy American minivans of the '90s, the new Morgan Super 3, bad wiper use, Smith and Sniff bingo, four cylinder Porsche stories, and Richard gets the giggles over that old joke about the eskimo taking his car to the garage. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/22·1h 3m

Prelude 1.8 on low RON fuel

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 superbike riders. Plus, Fanta accidents, classic cisterns, West Country power, Japanese lavatory mishaps, more Alfa Giulia thoughts, and bands you can't enjoy because the leader singer seems to be a bit of a flute. patreon.com/smithandsniffhttps://shop.thelatebrakeshow.com/collections/smith-and-sniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/22·1h 1m

Scooter through a plate glass window

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 idiots.Plus, the strange quirks of the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio, a very nice Lexus green, trying to persuade someone to buy a GS F, and actual police people have written in with the inside scoop on those mysterious BMW engine problems.Finally, Jonny and Richard have an important message for all men.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/22·59m 56s

What it's like to live with an old Range Rover

Richard is flying solo this week and spends most of the podcast droning on about his Range Rover and then mangling the pronunciation of German words. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/22·39m 58s

All the bells and whistles

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 Volvo parts warehouse, the weird noises made by Teslas, the price of second hand Alfa Giulias, the meaning of Cat S, the agony of slow overtaking, the joy of an old Tatra and the absence of young Bernards. Oh, and also some stuff about goats.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/22·1h 1m

Accidentally kicking an Alpine A110 under the fridge

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 gearboxes on buses, the fate of 5th Gear giveaway cars, people who say "pull the trigger", and what on earth is the matter with Sir Lord Alan Sugar?patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/22·58m 28s

Ye olde Ford fayre

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, Jonny's daughter in a Berlingo sliding door disaster, a listener has a nightmare with a Chrysler Voyager and some monkeys, the surprising wealth of the MG owners' club, and remembering the Ford Explorer North Face edition. Finally, Jonny has an update on his Late Brake Show cardening adventure with the old Porsches and Richard spills the beans on what really happened when he took part in a rallycross race for the most recent episode of The Grand Tour. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/22·1h 5m

The Bristol Disco drift scene

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 krill-sifting Frontera driver, the death of DriveTribe, and brand new game show Ross Kemp's I Won't Repeat The Question. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/22·1h 2m

The Queen's secret car collection

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 getting away from a court appearance, Bananarama's Band Aid Golf, cars that are too flash for the house they're parked outside, why hot hatches should always be three door, Jonny's latest engine-off emergency, and what's the ideal car for someone on a witness protection programme? Patreon: patreon.com/smithandsniffMerch: https://shop.thelatebrakeshow.com/collections/smith-and-sniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/22·1h 3m

YouTube clip show

Jonny and Richard are taking a break so here are some Smith and Sniff greatest hits from those old videos where they had lunch in a parked car. Topics covered in this flashback episode include the point of Magnus Walker, Jackie Stewart's West End Show and restomod, Jonny having a weird weekend with a Vectra VXR, Richard arguing with a car wash man about the size of the Rover 75, a second rate Knight Rider convention, ironic replicas, why dentist surgeries have fish tanks and not a duck waddling about the place, Jonny's mashed-up housemate and his love of the Prelude 2.2, leaving a car on Bono's driveway, Annie Lennox's weird pronunciation, and a man who drank an entire bottle of Captain Morgan spiced rum and got into a multi-part trouser catastrophe.Special thanks to Ian Deeley for audio assistance on this episode. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/01/22·57m 15s

Shaky's Christmas Cadillac

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 need, and Jonny's eventful trip to Somerset in his Dodge Charger. Plus, Richard has found a flaw with the otherwise fabulous Bentley Mulsanne, Volkswagen seems to be giving its cars nocturnal monobrows, and our first father and son listeners' stories section brings us tales of Germanic voice recognition and a restomodded lawnmower. Massive thanks to everyone who has supported Smith and Sniff this year. We really do appreciate your high tolerance for our meandering output. There'll be more of the same, and hopefully some new developments, in 2022. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/21·1h 4m

James May's terrible dinghy

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 announcements, Travis Perkins vs the Territorial Army, and Bryan Ferry in a wet-look dinner suit. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/21·1h 1m

Body like an old 911 Turbo

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, buying the old B ISTO ARS lettering, and what the merry heck is going on with the BMW XM? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/21·1h 4m

Why Jonny quit Fifth Gear

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 Shop Boys, and DSG peacocking in coastal towns. Plus, Richard almost crashes due to a wheel palming disaster and Jonny tells the story of his extremely rude office chair. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/21·1h 1m

Noel Gallagher's Low Mileage Cars

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 rally pace notes, U2 having a stadium gig ruined by an idling Montego Countryman, and excellent news for Bitter owners. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/21·1h 1m

The most sinister Audi

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, and the financial peril brought upon Giorgio Moroder by getting involved with the Cizeta V16T. Plus, sleeping in an office, learning about dry risers, and the problem with Jeremy Clarkson's new farm car. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/21·1h 3m

Madchester

The morning after The Late Brake Show Live in Manchester Jonny and Richard are in a hotel room talking about Madchester shoes, big windowed sixties houses, almost losing control of a Ford F-150 Lightning, the horrors of doing exercise without any clothes on, and all the usual nonsense (but with added claggy throat and tiredness). patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/21·1h 6m

The new Range Rover and Adele's BMW

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 engines, and a deep dive into the new Range Rover. patreon.com/smithandsniffhttps://thelatebrakeshow.com/manchester Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/21·1h 8m

John Travolta restomod

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 Mondeo Vignale, the size of lungs, matadors' terrible clothes, why the Ferrari Roma has a cheap GoPro knock-off in its front bumper, suggested spin-offs from Harry's Farm, messing with Ken Bruce, and what did Alan Rickman drive in real life? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/21·59m 37s

Imp, Mini and a pipe of Polos

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 Hillman Imp over a Mini, going on a long trip in a Porsche Taycan, baristas racing high speed car chargers, EVs sounding like the choir of the dead, and everyone knew someone at college who had a didgeridoo. This episode also features two remarkable stories from listeners, one about a scary Kiwi car selling experience and one about trying to wee into a bottle at the wheel of a fast-moving Lotus. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/21·57m 52s

Audis, Scenics and amazing facts about beavers

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 exist? Plus listeners' tales of exploding smoothies and teenage car auction madness, and there's some extraordinary Sade news. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/21·1h 0m

What happened at the No Time To Die premiere

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 lack of mechanical sympathy, traction control issues in smart shoes, ballads about petrol shortages, and asking the DVLA for a provisional licence to kill. Plus, Rita Ora eating out of a gutter, Nile Rodgers getting gushed at, and sitting behind Jay Kay as he cheers in a jazzy way and then takes a worryingly long trip to the loo. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/21·58m 52s

Fiat 500e v Renault Zoe v Wacky Races

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 fantasy of living in late sixties California and working at Hanna-Barbera. Plus, London bicycle gangs, flat tyre idiots, rat look Monaros, the Perodua Kelisa, and Jonny's barn-find Espada ownership update. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/21·1h 0m

Lancia Integrale scuttle crew

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 on with privacy glass? Plus, LS swaps, bob tailing, Basic Instinct 2, and money saving expert Martin Lewis has a nemesis.https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/21·1h 1m

Hello Market Harborough!

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 Up GTIs again. Plus, understeering Spykers, funny car badges, a surprisingly Morris Minor, coach driver workouts, trying to clean cars in bad light, The Fine Young Cannibals pointing at Jonny, another tale of jump starting kindness, and whatever happened to Lee Noble?https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniffhttps://shop.thelatebrakeshow.com/collections/smith-and-sniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/21·1h 8m

A dog, a Jazz, and a spooky coincidence

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 Lotus Carlton, enjoying turbo lag, and conversational ticks (and all that, basically, on that side of things).https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniffhttps://shop.thelatebrakeshow.com/collections/smith-and-sniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/21·1h 1m

A rucksack full of petrol

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 bass, and a campervan catastrophe that forces Jonny to leave his wife behind. Plus, the new Nissan Z, the Toyota GR 86, the BMW iX3, some love for the Jaguar F-Type, the unexpected phrase 'classic Zafira', and a man getting an Astra jammed down a footpath.https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/21·1h 1m

Road rage and the SAAB detective

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 information films, new age traveller vehicles, cooling towers, expensive tractors, and how thick dogs are. Finally, we ask why don't trains abroad look quite right, what's the deal with LPG and should you clean your car keys? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/21·1h 4m

The Bugatti Royale of tractors

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-swearwords used by grandparents, poker players' bad sunglasses, obscure brand petrol stations, Shaggy as a KGB agent, and why Bristol needs a nineties quarter. Plus we ask the vital question, are some animals thick?https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/21·1h 1m

The morning after the live show before

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 Edmonds' horror crash jocularity, generic sports socks, model villages, awful clutch smearing and Having To Stop Driving spec cars. https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/21·1h 9m

How this podcast made a listener think their GR Yaris was faulty

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 isn't buying, lending cars to film and TV productions, weird things in classified car ad photos, getting trapped in a Japanese motor show stage performance, and what are Daihatsu up to these days? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/21·1h 0m

Simon and Garfunkel's hire car nightmare

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 new TV shows George Clarke's Embarrassing Stains, Stealing Cars with James May, and Derek Bell's Amazing Shortcuts plus Nigel Havers is James Bond, licenced to smack cricket balls at people. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/21·1h 1m

Cars and washing powder

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 enough about the cars they reference, and the new game of trying to list a manufacturer's entire range without cheating. Plus, an amazing fact about laundry detergent. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/21·1h 1m

Live from a field near Goodwood

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 bicycle, talking like a pilot day, the perils of magnet fishing, a French Garfield phone mystery, pretending to be a dangerously unqualified handyman, Bridget Jones's welding, watching the International Space Station go overhead, what all Prince songs are about, Jim Glickenhaus's surprising trousers, and the Duke of Richmond weeing in a sink. Despite this there's also some car talk covering an overheating Jag, the Ferrari Roma's base model grille, a shirtcocking Jeep, the beauty of an early Countach, plus the Maserati MC20, the McLaren Artura, the Lotus Emira, the Kimera EVO37, the Aston Valkyrie, the Corvette C8, the Glickenhaus SCG004 and some Hispano-Suizas. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/21·1h 34m

Fast 9 and a gift from Jackie Stewart

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 purchase. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/21·59m 44s

Drowning a Lada

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 lavatories, doing press ups with '80s technology, surprisingly low depreciation Casio watches, speccing up a 911 GT3 Touring, why CAP should reward people who are brave with car colours, and news from the world of window cleaning. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/21·1h 1m

Clown in a Bedford Rascal

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-coloured trousers, nostalgia for Robinson's Barley Water, speed limits for pick-ups, the pain of owning a late SAAB 9-5, accidental use of display lavatories, the scarcity of plastic bodied cars, vans for an Australian terrarium seller, how to pronounce Hiace and Proace, the dodgems of Coney Island, a correction on Vocoders, models that all have the same visible fault, a car that smells like a warehouse of safety shoes and another new song lyrics game. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/21·59m 18s

The cars of the G7

Jonny has discovered the real issues discussed at the G7 summit and Richard has a double decker motorway plan. Also in this episode, the trouble with getting to Cornwall, trying to find a fleet of Cadillac BLSs for Biden's visit, other things called G7 and a surprising celebrity Dodge Challenger driver. Plus, dodgem driving tips, stoned window cleaners, blasting Scooter from a people carrier and no love for Neil Young. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/21·58m 16s

Whisky, pickups and David Coverdale

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 about the Ford F-150 Lightning with its amazing Pac-Man front boot. Plus, unimaginative restomods, an old person in an Integra Type R, the dream of an EV Matra Rancho, and the despair of 1980s Euro car designers when asked to do the US-spec detailing. Oh, and an inordinate amount of chat about David Coverdale including his comical Whitesnake videos, his incredible air-brake shirts, his taste in cars, and why his shoes are like a fourth generation Pontiac Firebird. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/21·59m 38s

Trapped in an empty airport

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 Richard's new musical game of 'replace heart with Saab'. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/21·1h 0m

The great smell of Sierra

Jonny has been driving an amazing 1980s Ford with just one thing missing. Also in this episode, American podcast plum shaving promos, vasectomy memories, changing your wiper blades, a love of beading, smoking in cars with the windows up, the Lancia that looks like Norman Lamont, how to say spowaahtaaaaaaaah in Italian, the hilarity of MIDI music, absolute nonsense from hifi nerds, and a stereo shop man with some very unfortunate lavatory habits. Plus, Cold War fears, car market hotness, Fiat 500 trim levels, Ford Explorer smells, businesses with UK on the end, and why doing percussion in an orchestra is like being a fireman. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/21·57m 48s

The wheeltrim fairy

How to bring Christmas cheer armed only with six sets of plastic wheel covers. Also in this episode, spotting a Triumph Stag in a hurry, what happens when your throttle gets stuck open, why Jonny is the king of engine death coasting, the classic car equivalent of flying ant day, and the sinisterness of four adults in a car. Plus, spindly helicopters, parachuting light aircraft, DSG exhaust parps, another Des plate sighting, Bert from Bert & Ernie being a berk, and what's up with the movie Drive. Finally, last week's podcast wondered what Sade might drive. This week we have answers. Oh boy, we have answers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/21·59m 51s

What does Sade drive?

An amazing story from a listener has Jonny and Richard wondering what a sophisticated singer might have in her garage. Also in this episode, Monty Don's car theft gardening, a song that name checks The Smoking Man from The X-Files, the secrets of selling TV shows, an unexpectedly smutty classic car advert, awful scraping noises on the North Circular, and the things you find in a second hand car CD changer. Plus, unnoticed head scum, fake rabbit monorail, militant Ken Bruce, driving position madness, and what is algae? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/21·1h 0m

Santa Pod sleepover

Jonny wants Richard to spend a weekend at a drag strip sleeping in a van. Richard does not want to do this. Also in this episode, Quentin Willson's palm parking masterclass, power steering reservoir like an Alka-Seltzer, listeners' cockcroach cars and deceased spec purchases, trying to pressure wash your car during a Zoom call, and the insane prices of XJ-shape Jeep Cherokees. Plus, driving a second-hand hearse, accidentally buying a fully-stocked mobile library, remembering Britain's sleaziest alloy wheel, and feeling self-conscious about your trousers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/21·59m 23s

Car buying, live from eBay

Jonny is distracted by a bargain-priced Audi A2 auction about to end. Also in this episode, talking to previous owners of your car, Bluetooth phone dramas, classified ads that give too much information, saying Cossie correctly, what Americans make of the Austin Metro, the delights of a cockroach Corolla, why Jonny's brother is the king of the snotters, bad news for the Sultan of Brunei's clock guy, and a game of dead person's unwanted old car roulette.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/21·58m 47s

Ask us anything, volume 2

In a special bonus episode Jonny and Richard answer some more listeners' questions. Topics include disappointing cars, 500 quid snotters, how to improve F1, explaining SPOWATAAAAH man, upsetting car company PRs, Christian's Koenigs-eggs, Jonny's resistance to multi-car insurance, what we think of influencers, and our favourite car journalists. Plus, Jonny seems to think Bono is a type of sport. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/21·1h 5m

Ask us anything, volume 1

Jonny and Richard answer questions from Patrons covering topics such as their chosen BL car for life, dodgy car buying transactions, things that don't fit on lorries, the Sultan of Brunei's car key storage nightmares, stuff found in second hand cars, how they first met, and an awkward golf buggy incident.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/21·1h 0m

Vigilante car detailing

Jonny has an idea for spreading a little kindness and Richard now lives in a noisy Kia neighbourhood. Also in this episode, vehicular Vocoders, unexpectedly good heel and toeing cars, racing driver yoga, Helmsman's mayonnaise, the Die Cast Donor, and once-a-year irritant Flant Flanstead. Plus, falling down a wormhole with the Knight Rider Historians, putting the General Lee in context, how a train crash made for better eighties action show stunts, and a strange spin-off show for Mr T. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/21·1h 1m

Du Sporrrrrrrrrrgh

Jonny has been driving the Peugeot 508 Sport Engineering while Richard has been having gin-fuelled thoughts about the GR Yaris. Also in this episode, conversational ticks, reading car manuals, the anti-corrosion warranty demands of early ‘00s Mercs, Porsche 964 purism, and what’s the point of the Cupra Formentor? Plus, Martin Brundle’s superleggera necklace, a confusion at the Singer factory, tricking a horrible grandma with a seatbelt, and thoughts on the Voltswagen debacle.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/21·59m 25s

JDM nonsense

Jonny has been offered some rotten weirdness. Also in this episode, sending Sir Jackie Stewart a Ford Scorpio full of tat for his birthday, mice treating dead insects like crisps, why The A-Team was better than Knight Rider, the return of a missing tortoise, and would you rather have a car full of wasps or locusts? Plus, the Citroen e-C4, some Renault Avantime facts, how Supergrass came to perform Richard III on Top Gear, Jonny's deranged house demolition plan, and why Richard's new Range Rover is already in the garage. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/21·1h 4m

Starting quietly

Jonny and Richard start this episode by paying tribute to Sabine Schmitz and Murray Walker. Later, talk turns to a Mercedes with knackered dampers in an advert, getting injured by a SEAT Marbella, the stern warnings from parents on foreign holidays, a camper top catastrophe on the Severn Bridge, driving on the wrong side of the road disasters, the new Kia EV6 being a mullet car, Steve Backshall keeping snakes away from Bon Jovi, why the Nissan 370Z is like a Pizza Express vase of ice cream, a Citroen Saxo special edition game, and would you own an Aston Martin? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/21·1h 0m

That's a negative, lawnrider

Jonny has been mowing the grass and driving some new cars. Also in this episode, the exploding Megabus of rockets, splashing on the Brut, the great smells of summer, things you see from trains, the story of a lost GoPro camera, the perils of light coloured steering wheels, and how are animals still alive? Plus, thoughts on the VW Golf GTE, the Skoda Enyaq, and the current Porsche 911 with a manual gearbox, and Richard has collected his supercharged Range Rover. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/21·58m 33s

Beer festival waistcoat Croc Dundee hat and ponytail man

That chap you always see at real ale events. He probably has a mark 1 Discovery. Also in this episode, more on F1 drivers trolling track days, the badly advertised bounty of Gumtree, failing to address Peugeot's new logo, accidentally treading dog muck into your car, and Richard's dislike of the Mitsubishi Evo X. Plus, why the base-model Porsche Taycan is a brilliant four-door gecko, which car The Scorpions Wind of Change make you think of, Morgans that won't start unless you're wearing a tweed cap, and the tricky laundry regimes of 1980s soft rock bands. Oh, and Jonny has a buying tip about first generation BMW Minis. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/21·1h 3m

Lewis Hamilton's trackday Discovery 2

F1 drivers terrorising track days in totally unsuitable cars. Also in this episode, the stress of waiting for an MOT result, the relentless underachievement of the Smith and Sniff YouTube channel, commissioning bespoke supercars with ordinary shells, the dark world of Ulysses 31, having to explain the modern world to someone from the 11th century, and Jonny's strong views about valet parking. Plus, some actual car content for a change including discussions about the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Land Rover Defender V8, the McLaren Artura, and Gordon Murray's T.50s Niki Lauda. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/21·1h 2m

Bum-faced airship incident

Richard has put a deposit on a new family car, sight unseen. Also in this episode, Bruce Springsteen's cold hands, KFC translation mishaps, American car advert small print, trying to drive a ridiculously big truck, Ford's fake overhangs, ZF and Zeppelins, a bum-faced airship incident, enjoying spoken German, dressing like you listen to The Levellers, an unwanted waltzer sofa, and what's the deal with wicker furniture? Plus, Jonny needs some help with static caravans and an amazing Technics jacket. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/21·1h 0m

Harry's all-night Garage

Jonny and Richard have a new spin-off idea for Harry Metcalfe. Two, if you count Harry’s UK Garage. Also in this episode, earning money from storing pre-reg cars, getting called a ‘silly’ by a landlord, spotting a drunk ghost working in a West Country nightclub, and that time Richard saw a blimp, a stealth bomber and Chaka Khan on the same day. Plus, top 1930s diplomat Tokyo Cedric, the Toyota Hilux Surf, Greasy Mark’s mk2 Escort van, pouring one out for the GT86, and Technics v Kenwood in the battle of the ‘90s raver bomber jackets. Warning; this podcast contains Jonny’s strident views on Star Wars.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/21·1h 1m

I'm a Hustler, baby

Jonny tries to get Richard to go splits on a weird old car with glass doors. Also in this episode, Nights In White Satin, Jeff Bezos dropping off his resignation like an Amazon driver, the rank incompetence of Thomas the Tank Engine and Postman Pat, Covid vaccines that sound like crap cars, and why don't women email this show? Plus, the glacial depreciation of Toyota Land Cruisers, the fear of swimming near massive ships, the never-seen AMG GT four door, and the secret petrolhead life of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/21·1h 1m

The truth about the GRRRR Yaris

Jonny and Richard compare notes on Toyota's new homologation special. Also in this episode, Tesla Model S and X updates, the minimalism of the Citroen AX, marking the passing of Rémy Julienne and John Ackroyd, and a smattering of listeners' messages. Plus, lemon curd, stunt weeing, Granada Designs, too many Corsas, and was Turkish John from school telling the truth about his dad's G-wagens? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/21·59m 22s

Schrodinger's garage door

Richard remembers a neighbour with a weird car hole policy and Jonny endorses the dad ritual of pushing cars onto the drive. Also in this episode, the mid-engined Corvette coming to the UK, the USA formation Mustang crashing team, accidentally pitching an idea called Stunt Driver Ben Cock, bad fuel filler designs, and welcoming Euro dance act turned massive car-making conglomerate, Stellantis. Plus, Jonny's new long term test car, Peugeot's Lancastrian cowboy, Michael Bolton's hat, David Attenborough's biscuity voice, and Will Smith's wicking business suit. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/21·59m 57s

James May spilt tea in my car

Richard remembers the time TV's James May had a travel tea disaster in his Land Rover. Also in this episode, Jonny's barnfind laptop, memories of Feu Orange air fresheners, horrors of rot-era Mercs, a weirdly low mileage Ka, comedy tax dodge cars and the story of the sour-faced old woman and the abandoned Honda Jazz. Also in this show, Richard has some idiotic ideas for his new family car and Jonny reads a list of finches. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/21·58m 6s

Back once again with the Jeep Renegade Master

Jonny and Richard return for 2021 with chat about the Rolls-Royce Ghost, the Singer ACS, the new Kia logo, and a review of a book about secret Fords. Plus, the rubbishness of Lego Technic cars, the simple pleasures of a jigsaw, and an extraordinary story from a listener about the Ford Motor Company's comprehensive stash of jazz mags. If you're feeling generous, the new Smith and Sniff Patreon can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/21·1h 0m

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall? Recorded just before Christmas was cancelled, Jonny and Richard have a seasonal chat about a Network Q VHS smut collection, models of car that won't die, Horacio Pagani's ongoing Zonda hell, and the personal transport of Roy Wood from Wizzard. Plus, unsolicited facts about Land Rover Defenders, Next in-store music policies, and Slade. A big and sincere thank you to everyone who has supported the Smith and Sniff podcasts in 2020. The show will return on 11 January 2021. Merry Xmas Everybody, but every line is "Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?" - https://youtu.be/-k4yjCo8JWsDon't You Want Me? but every line is "You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar" - https://youtu.be/_74N7KJmEj4Merry Christmas everyone. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/20·1h 2m

Doors like a raver's neck

Richard has spotted a strange design influence on a certain Vauxhall. Also in this episode, Jonny has been extracting a mystery car from a garage opposite Gino D'Acampo's house and Richard thinks Tom Selleck is a handy driver. Plus, eighties TV title sequence wormholes, Spender's Sierra Sapphire Cosworth, scuffing Mr GT-R's GT-R, unsolicited facts about the British TV industry in Elstree, Jonny losing his Soul, and what is Jon Bon Jovi on about with his steel horse nonsense? Also contains surprising news about the origins of Jason Plato. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/20·47m 39s

Romain Grosjean met my jacket

Richard lent Jonny a jacket, and Jonny used it to interview Romain Grosjean. Also in this episode, the joy of proper car brochures, the awfulness of British plates on American cars, the meaning of 'sherpa' mode on the Fiat 500e, and the madness of the original Toyota Previa. Plus, a very dodgy live stunt show and why this podcast needs a travelling studio built into a shabby old van. Find Jonny's YouTube channel by searching The Late Brake Show. Find Richard's new book by searching Boring Car Trivia on Amazon. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/20·51m 46s

Britain's most unrealistic road

Richard has a new book out and Jonny would like you to buy his merch. Plus, the location of that not-quite-realistic road you always see in TV dramas, running engines without any oil, giving your car a fuel present, falling asleep in a fake South Korean village, the perils of snow driving, and more about singers as car engines. Richard's new book: https://amzn.to/2KRAQ7VJonny's CarPervert merchandise: https://thelatebrakeshow.com/merch Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/20·58m 27s

Chin spoiler alert!

Richard has given himself a terrible home haircut and Jonny's brother has bought tyres from a scrapyard. Also in this show, singers with high revving voices, Mariah Carey VTEC kicked in, yo, getting annoyed by some car-based inaccuracies in The Crown, the filming secrets of The Queen's Gambit, middle-aged dad hats, and the acceptability of Porsche branded items. (On that note, the Porsche 911 Turbo tribute trainers are in association with Puma, not Nike as Richard said. Sorry.) Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/20·54m 51s

Thoughts on the BMW iX

Richard and Jonny have a few things to say about the new BMW electric car. Also in this episode, unexpected baldness, radio DJs not looking how they sound, Jonny's vague memory of crimes, why Greased Lightning is rubbish and so is Eleanor, John Travolta's photocopied face, Robert Plant's car detailing tips, and getting rock stars to spec up your car. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/20·53m 29s

The Ford Granada People's Front

Jonny has been driving the Toyota GR Yaris but can only talk about it in code. Also in this episode, fat Stig driving a dumper truck, Richard's I-Pace struggling for breath, the secret of Jeremy Clarkson's success, car filming lingo, unexpected parachutists, a dumped Subaru, unusual minicabs, the melancholy of Practical Classics magazine, and how do you pronounce PHEV? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/20·56m 22s

Auditioning for Top Gear

Jonny remembers a nerve wracking TV try-out involving a Mercedes C63 and an unneeded can of Red Bull. Also in this episode, the 'I have never' game with cars, your ideal pair of BMWs, a car that sounds like a stupid Jim Henson puppet, a car that sounds like you're being followed by one of The Monkees, and Jonny's troubling story about a hole in the wall at Keele services. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/20·52m 25s

Saying hello to Stig Blomqvist

Jonny spots a rally legend having breakfast and manages to get into an embarrassing chat. Also in this show, Karun Chandhok power breakfast update, Tiff Needell's jacket epiphany, more news from Alldays and Onions, a Fathers 4 Justice S-type, Whitney Houston's HIAB adventures, a surprisingly nice-sounding V8, and we read out some of your messages. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/20·53m 22s

Live from Goodwood

Jonny and Richard have been doing things at Goodwood SpeedWeek. Includes shambolic TV presenting, real life Jason Plato shirt hole action, Karun Chandhok's speed breakfast, car museum gang wars, influencers in Edwardian cars, coming up with your Bentley Boy name, and the despair of a TV producer looking after two men who are always getting a coffee or having a wee.This episode is brought to you by Alldays and Onions. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/20·1h 5m

The amazing suitcase car

Jonny has discovered a very strange Mazda. Also in this episode, Italian singer Almeratino, horrible Victorian toys, Tracy Chapman's actual fast car, gear selection mishaps, Terry Nutkins buying an Impreza, and some of your questions answered. Plus, Jonny and Richard have news about their role in this weekend's Goodwood Speed Week coverage. Goodwood Speed Week runs from 16-18 October. To watch the live stream of the event go to goodwood.com #gwspeedweek Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/20·52m 9s

Jason Plato's visible nipple

Jonny tells a strange story from the making of 5th Gear. Also in this episode, the sad fate of high-spec estate cars, shabby wraps for Ferrari FFs, what Del Boy would drive today, the wonders of the Citroen C15, Dua Lipa secretly selling used cars through her songs, the motorhome for the lonely, and why is Bear Grylls always soaking wet? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/20·53m 12s

No brakes racing

Jonny has got a motorsport idea. Jonny hasn't been getting much sleep lately. Also in this episode, the trousers of Salon Privé, Scottish people going through airport security, car shows with completely identical cars, spotting possible boat owners, an unexpected VW Phaeton driver, and the absolute state of old Merc MLs. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/20·55m 24s

Mate Rimac's slowly rotating massage car

Jonny remembers meeting electric car maestro Mate Rimac, the possible future owner of Bugatti. Also in this episode, the perils of lunchtime drinking, the old man hats of Pebble Beach, and how Jonny and Richard got into this. Plus, some actual car talk including Jonny's experiences of a plug-in Transit and slant-backed Audi e-tron, the 'emocionnnn' of the Nissan Z Proto, and why the MC20 is a Meh-serati. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/20·55m 33s

Mondeo Des, Kestrel Super, Airwolf TVR man

Jonny has seen some new things on the road where he spotted a trouserless man in smart shoes. Also in this episode, Charley Boorman, Manchester insults, defence of disco music, updated Ranchofacts, and another mention of Macclesfield. Picture of Jonny in the GLC car, as mentioned in this show: https://shutr.bz/3bRRtts Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/20·51m 26s

Two apologies and a nice Rancho

Richard says sorry to his car (and Jonny). Plus, a really nice Talbot Matra Rancho for sale - actually, TWO Ranchos for sale - and an embarrassing development with Richard's new neighbour and her tidy old Corolla. Also in this episode; Fred Dibnah, traction engines, Get Carter, bad driving and a shirtless crusty in a mkII Cortina. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/20·51m 20s

What's the least you've ever paid for a car?

Jonny and Richard remember a couple of insanely cheap cars they've owned. Also in this episode; horrible trolley jack noises, heavy clutch injuries, Volkswagen passengers with 'mark 3 knee', and a trouserless man walking down the A43. Plus, Richard's new neighbours have a cockroach car and Jonny lives near a continuously smoking man with a bizarrely duplicated car collection. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/20·53m 50s

Gordon Murray's shirt kaleidoscope

Jonny wants to have a look in Gordon Murray's wardrobe. Also in this episode, skidpan mishaps, muted trumpets, high depreciation Hyundais, the GMA T.50, the Polestar 2, the Volkswagen ID.3, and Harry Metcalfe's old Eurostar of cars. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/20·58m 30s

Sorry about last week

Richard has been given bad directions by James May and Jonny's kitchen is full of wasps. Also in this episode, Impreza 22B confusion, a strangely good value Sierra Cosworth, the American craving for diesel cars, and driving a modern tractor. Plus, do dogs know they're on holiday and are birds built like Renaults from the eighties? Oh, and sorry about last week's episode. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/20·49m 45s

Driving the new Land Rover Defender

Richard spends a day in the new Defender and then rings Jonny to tell him about it. Warning; contains a gratuitous mention of Bryan Adams. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/20·36m 29s

Impreza v Evo

Why Subaru v Mitsubishi was the Blur v Oasis of cars. Plus, mistakenly thinking someone smells of poo, George Clooney asking for very specific medical things, a new event called the Harry Dakar, and Jonny's had another go in the Honda E. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/20·53m 36s

Your questions answered - volume 1

Jonny and Richard answer listeners' questions and Jonny tries to give a new meaning to the expression 'sliding in your DMs'. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/20·56m 49s

The Ford Mustang Cars and Coffee Embarrassing Accident Edition

Jonny and Richard discuss the new Ford Bronco, car spotting in Norfolk and the spec of a Mustang special edition aimed at its core market; people who have embarrassing accidents leaving cars and coffee meets. Plus, the cars (and large acreage of linen) in the Netflix series The Last Dance. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/20·56m 41s

Why is Vin Diesel banned from most cities?

Vin Diesel struggles to get into Paris. Plus, what sort of Rovers are urban music stars driving? Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/20·52m 14s

The Ineos Grenadine

Jonny's been urban exploring and Richard has some strong views about the Ineos Grenadier. Plus, love for the FJ Cruiser, sneaking into Longbridge, people who don't match their cars, fake military titles, Damon Albarn's whistly voice and Jonny's impression of a Discovery Series II at speed.This episode is sponsored by Adrian Flux insurance. https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/standard/?utm_source=Smithandsniff&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=PodcastWatch Jonny's scrapyard urbex video here: https://youtu.be/O5H4IW3SS9I Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/20·50m 44s

How to jump a car

Jonny explains how he once jumped a Ford Sierra Sapphire in honour of the Dukes of Hazzard. Plus, having a wee with Jason Plato and almost getting banned from Millbrook proving ground. The two things are related. Also in this show, memories of Bruntingthorpe, doing a 360 degree skid in a lorry, scary noises at a 1980s USAF base, fat Stig testing a dumper truck, the 50th anniversary of the Range Rover, and the only acceptable designs of three spoke alloy wheels.This episode is sponsored by Adrian Flux insurance. https://www.adrianflux.co.uk/standard/?utm_source=Smithandsniff&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Podcast Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/20·51m 13s

Bacs To The Future

Jonny has been hanging out with a DeLorean. Also in this episode, cars you’d completely forgotten about, the indignity of flicking on the wipers while trying to not to crash, nineties ballad singer Kia Shuma, people at school reunions that you don’t remember, how to talk like Magic FM, and showing your kids eighties movies. Plus, struggling to remember what happens in Back To The Futures 2 and 3 and realising that Doc Brown is a thief.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/20·42m 43s

Jerry Seinfeld's chino trouser Porsche

If Seinfeld ordered a Singer 911 would he have the interior made to match his nineties clothes? Also in this episode, Richard can't move for discarded Vauxhall Vivaros and Jonny introduces the taxi driver's three click. Plus, tortoise sex, rubber wings, ghostriding Amazon deliveries, and why Asimo the Honda robot should come back to host Robot Wars (with a Glaswegian accent and wearing a very long coat). Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/20·49m 14s

Commer comedy

What happened when Jonny bought a cheap Commer camper van for a romantic break in Cornwall (Clue; it involved a naked hammock disaster). Plus, the terrible state of the new BMW 4 Series, the dangers of messing with the bin lorry, and why every coach driver dresses like the drummer from an amateur ska band. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/20·47m 33s

Aston Martin needs to stop making cars

Jonny and Richard have a solution to Aston's problems. Also in this show, are we sad about Dyson cancelling their electric car or more upset about their dryers generating fine clouds of diluted urine? Plus, getting stuck on a yacht with your nemesis, being badly prepared for offshore power boating, and waking in the middle of the night to remember that they no longer make the Fiat Punto. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/20·49m 55s

On the run in a Focus RS

Which is worse; bolting in a fast Ford or misusing traffic cones? Also in this episode, getting stopped in someone else's Peugeot 306 cabrio and an inconvenient eBay reminder for Juha Kankkunen. Plus, we answer some listeners' questions, leading to talk about the coolness of the Ford Capri, the world's smelliest Nissan Laurel, and memories of a phone call with LJK Setright. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/20·49m 29s

Joy riding heavy plant machinery

Jonny tells an extraordinary story about why he once had to hide up a tree for seven hours. Plus, Commodore 64 versus BBC Micro Model B, city boys papping themselves in TVRs, a Passat GL5 that cost £45, the most popular cars for ravers, a Scirocco accident in Macclesfield, 911 battery trouble update and some unexpected plain clothes police cars. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/20·52m 21s

Tiff Needell through a vocoder

Jonny reads an extract from Tiff Needell's autobiography through a vocoder and Richard gets annoyed by stupid claims in car ads. Plus, cars you always associate with a certain colour, the three week warranty on red Fiats, what the end of the rave era meant for yellow cars, Cher's poor Volkswagen maintenance, why Madonna hates power steering, the race-winning power of Brut after shave, 1980s cocaine car chases, the secrets of The Fall Guy truck, and using car names as Cockney insults. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/20·55m 48s

Porsche Tamagotchi

Richard has car trouble and Jonny has found an old Scalextric set in the loft. Plus, Gillian Anderson ASMR, Donald Trump losing control outside a cars and coffee, giving washing machines proper model names like cars, why Hot Wheels aren't to the same scale, and Jonny's guide to clapping. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/20·42m 21s

Cardening

Why can't you use cars for gardening? Also in this episode, Monty Don's Dutton collection, the Pet Shop Boys’ position on leaf blowers, getting a new MOT before you sell a car, the correct way to pronounce Kärcher, Martin Brundle calling Richard a "bandit", and Jonny's mate Greasy Mark almost drowning in a sporty canoe. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/20·48m 47s

Roger Moore's wet Esprit

What if Bond actors got to keep the cars from their movies? Also, the demise of the Cars of the Stars museum, Jonny's mate Greasy Mark cutting an XR3i in half, and why The Grand Tour ditched a lethal feature called Half-a Romeo. Plus, Roger Moore can’t run on camera, the RAF are dicking about above us, Swedish Iron Man has a Volvo 244, and a few words about Sir Stirling Moss. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/20·48m 22s

Sir Walter Rallye

Jonny Smith and Richard Porter bring you a new podcast in which two friends talk rubbish for a bit. In this show, the real reason for the discovery of potatoes and tobacco, the importance of the letter R on Japanese cars, the wonders of a cheap digital watch, and the foolishness of swimming in espadrilles. Plus, a Tornado fuel tank on eBay and the Saxo VTS of woodpeckers. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/20·43m 50s

Prototype

How do you pronounce 'Ford' if you're from where Fords are from? Jonny and Richard explain as they attempt to make a podcast just to see if anyone is interested. They probably aren't, but they're going to carry on anyway. This is like the pre-production version, where the engine is making a funny noise and none of the trim fits properly. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/20·41m 20s
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