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

The Ferrari Cylinders and the Morgan Sleeve

Jonny and Richard discuss a pair of recently announced cars. Also in this episode, suspiciously cheap American motels, extremely cheap fly-drive deals, getting a cricket trapped in your car, TVs on coaches, a recent British motel experience, good names for Lamborghinis, car dealer practises around sought-after cars, the perils of trying to buy a rare Rolex, the Maserati trident and the flag of Barbados, a hand-whittled cobrahead, an inexplicable flute sticker and the truth about guards’ vans. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/2458m 58s

OTOSOT 2

Jonny and Richard answer listener questions. This week, a 10th wedding anniversary present, what’s special about the Audi A2, favourite YouTube channels, infuriating driving habits, love for the Suzuki Hustler, car magazine collections, remembering old registration numbers, and what would you do if you owned an actual eagle? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/2430m 41s

The Muppet Show

Jonny reveals a surprising influence on The Late Brake Show. Also in this episode, driving in the ‘60s, how quickly cars used to go rusty, old people not looking like old people any more, an encounter with a driverless Audi, what the Fiat 500’s tailpipe looks like, a visit to book corner, wide load escort vehicles, a plan to make F1 more like Strictly Come Dancing, getting tailgated by a private ambulance, tiny brake lights, getting locked out of a borrowed Mustang in just some swimming trunks while in a fancy part of Los Angeles, and news of the next Smith and Sniff live show. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/241h 4m

On The Other Side Of Things 1

In the first of their new Friday spin-off shows, Jonny and Richard answer listeners’ questions. Topics covered include the best city for car spotting, what Gene Hunt would drive in the ‘90s or ‘00s, best car launch gift, one engine layout for life, a car to stash for a future barn find, first supercar experiences, cars that ought to be sold in the UK, collabs with other podcasts, plans for the Eagle Quest limo, being given a car buying budget by DJ Khalid, and does Jonny’s dad still over-gift the binmen? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/2436m 45s

Not a euphemism

Richard has been polishing his Panda. Also in this episode, the Malbec mechanic dyes some seats, Jonny likes singing while strimming, the sluggishness of the Audi Allroad, air suspension problems, the hunt for a Honda Element gearbox, under-the-counter creosote, the Smith and Sniff fragrance collection, a surprise discovery about the A1 grot shop, M.I.A. driving an E30 cabrio, KC Daylighters, a binbag of Eurocrisps, the pile cream of airlines, and taking a curry on a plane. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/241h 6m

Live from the limo

Jonny and Richard have collected the Eagle and are sitting in it as they speak. Also in this episode, washing horses, the campaign to get rid of beards, doing work experience with the Red Arrows, monocoque animals, interesting cars in Jonny’s neighbourhood, bleak Fenland houses, the demise of the guard’s van, a railway waiting room horror story, Brazilian trucks explained, ergonomic Danish cutlery, too many sunglasses being worn indoors in Top Gear, and the extremely varied stock of the second hand car dealer that sold this podcast its new limousine. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/241h 1m

Talking cars with Pet Shop Boys

Richard has met his musical heroes and learnt some surprising things. Also in this episode, Jonny’s JDM nail care kit, Kate Beckinsale’s barn finds, the world’s most ridiculous man, a listener almost gets in a fight because of this podcast, a sports bus, a word for camper van you never hear anymore, troubling news about SAABs for cricketers, Alfa makes a terrible mess of things, why the Tonale is like a mk4 Polo, and we have news about a second weekly Smith and Sniff show. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/2459m 7s

The Eagle has Quested

Jonny and Richard have finally bought an official podcast car. Also in this episode, parts gloating, a few nights in a California, wanting an ‘80s motorhome, annoying chainsawing, more praise for the Alpine A110, not wanting to look seedy just because you have a camper van, CVT gearboxes sounded like out-of-tune men in churches, unlikely overtaking, the disappearance of the fallen over caravan, strange Brazilian trucks, Instagram ads for trousers, and Omega, Omega or Omega? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/241h 5m

Smith and Sniff and Greg

In a late night and quite boozy recording, Jonny and Richard are in a hotel room near Goodwood and joined by Greg James out of the Radio 1 breakfast show. Topics covered including driving to the Members’ Meeting in Alpine A110s, what Jonny has in common with James May, the importance of sleeping clean, a crazy wake-up routine involving Crockett’s Theme, Taylor Swift in an Audi A2, a Renault handbook wallet clutch bag, live press-ups. a Swiss-registered paddock scooter, a strange advert for bum tricks, Dynamo walking away from things, unexpected enthusiasm for the Toyota Carina E, ‘90s cricketers in sponsored cars, getting stuck with an MG ZT V8, Ian Botham-spec SAABs, cars of Pablo Picasso, Sue Barker in a Honda Legend, and the Dad’s Promotion Four-Speed Auto Executive Car Cup. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/241h 22m

Mustang country

Jonny and Richard invent a new sub-genre of music. Also in this episode, Beyonce and a self-parking Lexus, topics only covered in country songs, annoying bings and beeps, more about touch screens from listeners who know their stuff, French car shows, acceptable accordions, being the Cathy Dennis of The Grand Tour, Citroen ZX trim levels, more on the Eagle Quest, Donald Trump’s Diablo, putting your name on the kick plates, the trials success of the Suzuki X90, and why the Licence To Drive poster from last week caused a listener’s dad to lose his temper in France.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/241h 3m

Massive turbos, terrible screens, and falling out of a moving coach

Jonny and Richard canter through some excellent messages from listeners. Also in this episode, comedy tyre names, collapsed Discovery spotting with Chris Harris, more fixation about an Eagle Quest limousine, a review of ChatGPT in a DS 4, the real world economy of the Range Rover PHEV, Jonny goes trialling in a Kia Picanto, doing the Three Peaks Challenge in jeans, onion farmer weirdness, a puzzle about an ‘80s movie poster, a brief review of the new Roadhouse, and a yoghurt incident at a cricket match. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/241h 6m

The Malbec mechanic

Jonny and Richard come up with a new idea for a late night YouTube channel. Also in this episode, Jonny is annoyed to find his Porsche 944 shooting break is just a dream, a Boxster estate from the Netherlands, reviews of the VW ID. Buzz and Peugeot 408, two years with a Volkswagen e-Up, an American listener has an unusual question about Rovers, the Rivian R3X and what it might look like, browsing eagles for sale, discovering you have a dangerous dog, spotting a discarded belt, and Richard’s Range Rover is for sale at last. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/241h 4m

Liquid egg

A sighting of a funny company name on a lorry sends Jonny and Richard down a food industry rabbit hole. Also in this episode, stage 3 Lemsip, a dull story about a broken train, short journeys kill diesels, submersible drones and magnet trailers, RIP Marcello Gandini, the pointlessness of tank turning cars, Jonny’s running challenge, garaging worthless cars, an announcement about the Festival of the Unexceptional, spotting a manky Renault 12 in the wild, an algal Ford C-Max, Woollarding in Japan, a pub Uber update, why windfarms should use restomod windmills, and some new end music. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/241h 3m

A Veyron made of spam

In the second Glasgow live recording Jonny and Richard answer questions from members of the audience. Topics covered include where to Woollard in Japan, how to pronounce auction, what sort of classic car DJ Khalid would be, dream road trips, cars you will never own, the perfect car for the North Coast 500, sleeping in boots, getting trapped in cars, Chevy Blazer v Ford Explorer, the Hyundai i20Enya, business advice, favoured road snacks, a young person with a Rover 75, the most interesting car in your neighbourhood, ideal car/band crossover, and the best hot hatch of the 2000s.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/241h 2m

Episode 200, live from Glasgow

For their 200th episode, Jonny and Richard record in front of an audience in a theatre, basically in Glasgow. Topics covered include a drum ’n’ bass version of the Taggart theme tune, the trouble with the Tesla yoke, Billy Connolly shirts, people who grip the wheel too hard, dot matrix nonsense, listeners’ coach driver memories, actual information about what Michael McDonald drives, an unusual tractor arrangement, Graeme Hall’s late night animal shows, what Jonny did on his birthday, the classic status of the mk1 Freelander, talking to the late Mike Smith about motorways, an early drone disaster, whether a Rover SD1 is a good wedding car, a brief update on Richard’s disastrous Panda, and what Sean Connery had for dinner every night. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/03/241h 4m

Standards, Kermit. Standards.

Richard remembers a great Muppet Show line from Sam the Eagle and Jonny has been on a business success podcast. Also in this episode, what sort of dog the BMW X6 resembles, a weird car wash, mismatched wheels, cars with hubcaps, the joys of Brent Cross, Boxster coil pack issues and Panda 100HP woes, ordering an odd number of tyres, unreasonable fears about scaffolding, cars named after letters of the NATO alphabet, falling asleep on trains, VW special editions named after bands and the ultimate coach driver. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/241h 7m

School coach classics

Jonny and Richard dredge up some childhood transport memories. Also in this episode, how sportspeople speak in interviews, old and new Renaults, a small Dacia trouser disaster, farewell to Steve Wright, taking the long way round to look at an interesting car, snow day skyving, and slightly too much information about islands. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/2459m 53s

I got me a Chrysler, it’s as big as some kind of whale

Jonny is still giggling about a strange B-52s reference. Also in this episode, old Skodas, car sellers who have unnecessary opinions about paint colour, the imminent return of the Vauxhall Frontera, a manual gearbox with an amusing name, the BMWs you wouldn’t miss, a listener’s experiences of the Eagle Quest limousine, Richard’s attempts to fence a knackered Picasso, the movie career and surprising fan base of the Ford Flex and incredible tales from the Franchitti brothers. Plus, we’ve had a lot of messages about The Corrs going on tour with Natalie Imbruglia. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/2459m 28s

Smashing up a Lexus with a drainpipe

Jonny’s kids have been playing Street Fighter 2. Also in this episode, a listener sends in sensational info about the cars of the Corrs, intrigue about the new Lexus LM, an alternative meaning for Alphard, showing love for the MX-5, mishearing Bob Marley, nocturnal Beetling, Enya’s Maybach, how they made mk1 Twingos, the state of facilities on the Eurotunnel, the quaint way people still say ‘wing mirrors’, fooling ChatGPT over Hondas, a review of the Jeep Avenger and amazing news about a very Smith and Sniff street in South Wales. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/241h 2m

The wheelbase hour

After last week’s podcast, we’ve been inundated with suggestions for interesting cars to splice with a Tesla Model 3 floorpan. This week we read out some of the suggestions while also discussing retro vans made by an Austrian pop star, the strange theft of a Ford Flex, Jonny’s thoughts on the Polestar 4, Richard’s brief review of the Volkswagen ID.7, the fate of the Honda e, things that look like the latest Golf, and the uselessness of metal roof cabrios. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/241h 2m

In a police convertible

Jonny has learnt of a bizarre misheard lyric. Also in this episode, long distance Tesla travel and floorpan bop, what retro car to drop onto a crashed EV chassis, a strange French shopping centre and the poo bouncer, having a dismal time in a low quality hotel, a suggestion for the Eurotunnel, throwing apple cores from cars, letting your kids eat in the car, Richard’s wife and the Starbuck’s filter coffee conspiracy, the Dutch police and their 911 Targas, dogs in nappies, lust for Porsche 912s, men at cars and coffee events looking like Build-a-Bears, and belated happy birthday to Sade. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/241h 6m

An Amphicar scam

Jonny has been receiving some very strange emails. Also in this episode, an update on a household of Fiat Idea enthusiasts, cars seen from trains, pin-dropping interesting things, a Honda PAS nightmare, having a healthy obsession with tyre pressures, a selection box of batteries, getting mixed reviews for a new hat, Richard’s recent trip to the Bicester Scramble, the most impressive school run car, swans on cars, an embarrassing best man incident, 5th Gear stunts and Top Gear challenge cars, unusual police sightings, and a listener’s No Name Full Suspension Mountain Bike Guy experiences. patreon.com/smithandsniff   Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/241h 3m

New car time

Richard gets an early Christmas present and Jonny has been driving a Bjentjly Flying Spur hybrid. Also in this episode, the Gary Barlow of cars, Jonny’s unusual coffee preferences, deliberately watching Die Hard 2, the disappearance of the badge bar, Jeep Gladiator model names, an unexpectedly swan enthusiast, the late Queen Elizabeth II and her fondness for bonnet ornaments, getting distracted by internal combustion, and a special version of the merch song. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/241h 12m

Audience questions live from Coventry

In their second live recording at Stellantis HQ, Jonny and Richard answer questions about automotive heroes, banned number plates, future terms for car enthusiasts, that Top Gear Peugeot film, what to buy for a rally to Croatia, unexpected features in used cars, peak old money models, Collins v McCarthy v Needell, amazing Max Power cars, terrible interior mods, and what Jeremy Clarkson thinks this podcast is called. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/241h 2m

Cheersthanksbye

In the final episode of 2023, Jonny and Richard are together in a hotel room in Coventry to discuss Britain’s swollen waterways, misfire versus leak, why the word ‘damp’ is never used in a positive way, Keith Moon’s transport shenanigans, Senna and Tamiya, top-of-the-range cars with smaller engines, Merc slogans, starting engines with shotgun cartridges, feeling the similarities between old and new cars from the same maker, Defender bums, engines that are taller than the car they’re in, a Carperv fleet round-up, love for the Alfa Giulia, friends with Capris, and very fluttery singers. Also, we sell hats now. Thanks to everyone who has stuck with Smith and Sniff this year. See you in 2024 for more of whatever this is. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/2359m 53s

Live from Stellantis

Jonny and Richard record in front of an audience at Stellantis HQ in Coventry where topics covered include companies that are or aren’t Stellantis, the Tesla Cybertruck, Mansell-themed eBay buys, the amusing names for types of bowler, other things called SD1, in-car cutlery, terrible uses for socks, good news about Natalie Imbruglia, bad news about Miami Vice, low value cars with high value number plates, the self-healing Boxster, and a dampener on Jonny’s enthusiasm for relieving himself outdoors. Big up the Stellantis crew for hosting us. N-tch n-tch n-tch n-tch etc etcpatreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/231h 1m

Threesomes and biscuits with Chris Harris

Jonny has been receiving some strange offers while Richard has been discussing Clubs. Also in this episode, a can of Mansell soup, Jonny’s dim view of Genesis and DS, the new Dacia Duster, annoying Sierra gearknobs, the resurgence of the Toyota Land Cruiser 70, headbutting a worktop because of your dog, getting knocked out by a door frame, Funky Cat news, getting thrown out of a supermarket, Defender side box update, an awkward social moment as a result of this podcast, and the truth about recent Grand Tour news.  Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/231h 2m

The truth about Top Gear

Jonny and Richard discuss the recent news about a well-known car show. Also in this episode, accidentally offending Angela Rippon, going to a drum and bass night in Bristol, a surprisingly boozy school quiz, ULEZ Miserables, the heydays of telly and motorshows, a terribly vandalised Jag, what people put in those new Defender side boxes, mysteriously damaged road signs, an interesting sight in a supermarket car park, weird-looking Land Cruisers, and getting Madonna to guest on The Late Brake Show. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/231h 7m

Ram raid!

There’s been goings on in Jonny’s neighbourhood. Also in this episode, the weird face and musical taste of Stephen King, Mike Knight out of Knight Rider versus Mike The Knight, more on people with two of the same car, the trials of choosing new glasses, kids on lathes, why the Skoda Octavia vRS might be all you ever need, an update on Richard’s constantly broken Panda, slightly wanting a Volvo 240 when you should want a Mercedes W123, train news update, putting an auto into neutral at the lights, Natalie Imbruglia’s heated bathroom floor, and Richard’s new Boring Car Trivia book is finally on sale. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/231h 3m

Fast train to Mexico

Jonny and Richard discover something interesting about a beloved British icon. Also in this episode, London to Brighton, running machine mishaps, a very chodey shifter in a Prelude, the fate of Maureen’s Lada, SEAT Ibiza System Porsche, test driving cars, a Volvo EX30 recap, where to put shopping, where Tiff Needell puts shopping, opinions on head-up displays, the Honda Jazz Crosstar, trains on boats, Remy Julienne films for Fiat, the new Honda Motocompacto, and an amazing story from the Nardo test track.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/231h 8m

Shergar Granada

Jonny has been learning about how a large Ford was involved in the kidnap of a famous race horse. Also in this episode, people in 1970s and ‘80s TV shows clinging to roll bars, untrustworthy clutch control, Richard being a silly boy in London, sitting very still listening to Sting, bump starting a car in the middle of the night, Puff Daddy’s inexplicable motorbike accident, the demise of the OAP travel sweet, cars with three abreast seating in the front, the Honda FR-V and a bizarre publicity photo, empty threats from Photobucket, a time limit on being able to say ‘back in the day’, the Volvo EX30, and news of the next Smith and Sniff live show. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/231h

New Preluuuude!

Exciting news from Japan as Honda threatens to bring back a Smith and Sniff legend. Also in this episode, the real surfers’ cars of Devon, the most West Country car, growing up in narrow lanes, being a museum guy, the best word to say in a Liverpudlian accent, retro gaming at laser tag basically in Nottingham, horse crabbing and old Saxos, listeners share their favourite mis-read car badges, and a round up of cars at the Tokyo show including the smooth new Mazda Iconic SP. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/231h 7m

The Dodge Chanqez

Jonny recalls a car badge confusion. Also in this episode, a very old couple in a very advanced car, hypermilers’ salutes, washing a small car with a small bucket, the loss of foot baths from municipal swimming pools, being a good swimmer, an actual cobra head shifter, a remarkable tribute to Nigel Mansell, mystery third brake lights, an Elvis Mercedes, a very baggy Alfa shifter, things IKEA should sell, school run chic, Jonny’s car woes, and Richard’s brief review of the VW Multivan. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/231h 5m

The trike of terror

Jonny and Richard stumble upon one of the British bike industry’s less good ideas. Also in this episode, the intimidating noise of scramblers, a thief’s favourite weather conditions, gold lame wearing crim disco band Rain, Fog and Wind, factory jacks and burly lads, Jamie Theakston’s stolen Stag, the whereabouts of Jayne Middlemiss, the Vincent Amanda, going karting after a trans-Atlantic flight, stag do kart crashes, a listener’s amazing stories about raves and a plucky Renault, and news of a celebrity Smith and Sniff listener. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/231h 1m

Seinfeld's bass butler

Jonny and Richard are in a hotel room in California which they should have left an hour ago. Topics covered include big American coffees, a real-life ghetto Boxster sighting, taking the Porsche methadone, seeing a sweet, sweet Prelude, the front licence plate laws of US states, nocturnal pressure washing, not liking gulls, American legal driving ages, the glories of a Porsche paint to sample swatch pack, Jonny’s sudden need for OTSOT man, central locking shenanigans, an ill-fated Top Gear reasonably priced car, the Mazda CX-90 and Kia Seltos, the price of second hand cars in Britain, Thierry Boutsen’s flag haul and a real life sighting of Jerry Seinfeld.Special thanks to Ian Deeley for sorting out the sound on this one. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/231h 4m

A trip to Rennspowaataaah

Jonny and Richard are in Northern California for Rennsport Reunion 7, a Porsche festival at the Laguna Seca track. Featuring lots of nice cars and special guests Elana Scherr, Jonathan Gitlin, Jonny Lieberman, Tom Ford, Mike Musto and Andrew Frankel.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/231h 39m

A heavy session with the Captain

Jonny needs to fix his leaking Hondas. Also in this episode, drift-spec plane landings, unusual airline seat arrangements, Branson’s printed boarding pass, a celebrity spot at Santa Pod, sleeping in a Honda Element, terrible Chevrolets, a slightly boastful Daewoo Matiz being sold from a neat house, Richard’s ongoing Panda woes, the rare Kia Magentis atomatic, a night time roundabout incident, the problem with the Kia EV6 GT, motorway balloon chaos, very dusty van interiors, and airport vehicles with snorkels.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/231h 5m

Skeletor's mk4 Supra

Jonny has had to cause to reflect on the life of He-Man. Also in this episode, misunderstanding the meaning of cosplay, a bad day to be wearing tweed, the drag racing phenomenon of Podface, replicas racing at the Revival, Steven Seagal fighting from a chair, Bryan Ferry having a nice sit down, Roger Moore running up the Eiffel Tower, a licence to kilt, Calvin Harris and a sweet Prelude 2.2, some eye-opening uses for Facebook Marketplace, Louis Theroux’s erroneous Fiesta RS Turbo, and being a rear view mirror dip refuser. Plus, Prince Williams, Marxist Spencer, cool Maseratis, and Jonny’s secret new car. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/231h 3m

The moaning show

Jonny and Richard get a few things off their chests. Topics covered include a bizarre MG TF, Jag vandalism news, the best bit of the Ford S-Max, tap peril, strange banger racers, jumping a 1910s cars, French pronunciations in American, the VW ID. GTI concept, synthetic fuels, six annoying things about the Abarth 500e, strange subtitles, moving the entire podcast to Miami, the worst ever guest on Hot Ones, canal boating with DJ Khalid, a British donk, and the Toyota Century SUV. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/2358m 24s

A day at RADwood

Jonny and Richard are at Bicester Heritage for RADwood. Topics covered in this episode include buying a cheap Hammond organ, Richard being one of the judges in the Hot Wheels Legends competition, standing behind Terry Wogan, Honda NSXs and Ayrton Senna’s Algarve yachting-style slip-ons, a technical latrine, the shocking state of cubicle doors in American bathrooms, Jonny hanging out with Tavarish, the elusive brown Audi A2 of Bath/Bath, a strangely named cottage near Silverstone, being let down by Chris Hemsworth, an update on Volvo saloons and estates in the UK, a new Smith and Sniff planning service, the problem with racing drivers appearing on Top Gear, and Kimi Raikkonen going for a post-sauna jet ski. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/231h 8m

The Nigel Mansell clearance sale

A former F1 champion is selling some amazing things. Also in this episode, a haunted VW T7 Multivan, a Lexus with a fault, a brief review of the ID.Buzz van, why the new BMW M2 is like a set of animal balls, Liam Neeson in Miami Vice, a wild horse Bedford Rascal at Mansell’s karting centre, more horribly mistreated Jaguars, a barn find dog incident, the mysterious Gibbons method, a Hero Honda update, vigilante plumbing, and Greg James out of Radio 1 sends us his Florence Welsh impersonation. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/231h 2m

The Land Rovers of Longleat

Richard has been to a safari park. Also in this episode, Jonny shares news of his local no-name full suspension mountain bike guy, the joys of the Gower peninsular, an ideal cottage and cars combo, a family of plastic cladding enthusiasts, blaming monkeys for things, the rarity of the VW Lupo, an Alfa with an odd sticker, getting buzzed by a ruined RAV4, liking Martini livery but not Martini, another entry for Jag wrong ‘uns club, and a tribute to the late Harris Mann. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/231h 1m

Wake me up before you R5 Turbo

Jonny and Richard remember the racing career of Andrew Ridgeley. Also in this episode, trying to remember the plot of Shaft, a towel-based dilemma, a John Wick theory from someone who’s never seen any of the John Wick films, news about Volvo’s decision to stop selling saloons and estates in the UK, a trip to depreciation corner, the problem with the new Toyota Land Cruiser, the cockroach car favoured by a professional mechanic, a K11 Micra doing a Morgan Aero 8 impression, the wonderful world of Kei cars, life in flip flops, a Timothy Dalton XK8, more news from headlight renouncers, the surprisingly large range of Brut products, and does that make sense? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/231h 7m

Caterham guy

Jonny has been doing some traditional tillermanning. Also in this episode, leaving your own roof behind, how they make automatic transmission fluid, ETA shaving, entering a Premier Inn like a race winner, nice cloth seats in fancy cars, a surprisingly good Cupra, holiday golf cart incident, unusual hire cars, a listener’s tale of spotting an amazing X-Type, the rubbishness of the Golf R badge, terrible decals on expensive motorhomes, and buying a vehicle from a naturist. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/231h 5m

A hangar full of questions

In their second recording from Bicester Heritage, Jonny and Richard take audience questions and talk SAAB specialists, a new song lyrics game, useless vans, tractor choices, wild horses, ill-advised things to do while driving, a secret Jonny needs to keep from Porsche, the surprise return of British Leyland, right foot clutching, a Metro GTa disaster, strange passengers, trailers made from half a car, good cars with bad passengers, car stitch-ups, and someone’s brought along a genuine no-name full suspension mountain bike. Thanks again to The Little Car Company for hosting Smith and Sniff at Bicester. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/231h 2m

Live from Bicester Heritage

In front of a live audience in a massive hangar at Bicester Heritage, Jonny and Richard talk road signs, a revelation about no-name full suspension mountain bike guy, a note left on Jonny’s car, audience stories about note leaving, spotting Fiat Fullbacks, the sadness of the Fiat Doblo, getting to sit in a scale steam engine, stickers of another car on your car, a listener’s story about undercarriage damage during a test drive, people who’ve never driven an auto, people with wagon wheels and boats in the garden, another listener tells us about a handfree bathroom incident, car-based I have never game, the Rickman Ranger, a front-wheel-drive Countach, extreme reversing stance, almost tipping over, cars to commit crimes in, and surprising fans of the Opel Vectra. Huge thanks to The Little Car Company for hosting this live recording, and for bringing down their excellent new Tamiya Wild One MAX. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/231h 11m

All Good in the Wood

After two days’ filming at the Festival of Speed, Jonny and Richard retreat to a large caravan in a field near Goodwood to discuss getting heckled, the art of flocking, BL restomods, the strange restaurant hours of the south coast, an incredible amount of crap nautical art, encountering a Prelude, the Mary Queen of Scots spoiler on an old Porsche, how one of The Intercooler gets mistaken for a movie star, the glories of Auction Trousers, enjoying a base model Citroen C3, an unexpectedly handbraking Corsa, an embarrassing race in Gran Turismo 7, Martin Brundle dressed in a CGI actor’s body stocking, an encounter with the Mate Brothers, ace rally team Malcolm Sport, getting video bombed by Shmee150, the wildly depreciating Lagonda Taraf, being superstitious, getting woken by gulls, chatting Nissan Cubes in front of an Elvis impersonator, hands free urinal usage, the surprising layout of the Goodwood drivers’ changing room, time warp businessmen, full bottle rallying, using a Lamborghini to fetch gravy for a dog, a custard-eating Alsatian from the ‘80s, the secrets of those cars on the sculpture in front of Goodwood House, and pitching a new event called Weekend at Charlie’s House. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/231h 27m

I'm on it, 6

Jonny recounts hard driving an electric Hyundai in a race to catch a train. Also in this episode, the problem with sleeveless T-shirts, picking a racing line through an airport, queasiness on the set of 5th Gear, beeping goodbye, old school stereo security, interesting JDM-spec GR86s, a German taxi driver hangout, giving Tiff a salt block to lick, ill-fitting airport trousers, a different spin on ‘find another!!!’ and some new promotional end music. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/231h 2m

Magic Mike and the Mechanics

Jonny and Richard have an idea for a car-themed stage show. Also in this episode, Jonny’s got a tow rope in his pants, Fiat aren’t making any more grey cars, Instagram’s Olivier Francois has been dunked in orange paint, some cars look like computer mouses, Mercedes painted an SLS in taxi beige, confident people order sports cars in brown, Derek Bell modelled Porsche merch in the ‘80s, Magnus Walker seems to wear hats made of sound deadening mats, there’s an extremely specific Ford Mondeo Facebook group, Richard likes a correct key fob, and someone has an XJS hatchback for sale. patreon.com/smithandsniffsmithandsniff.com Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/231h 5m

Oh look, it's Mika Hakkinen

Jonny has spotted a famous racing driver (while having lunch with another very famous person that he won’t mention). Also in this episode, believing Stirling Moss is still with us, Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Club and bongo mag stash, a Honda Beat for sale, cars you want someone else to own, Larry David leisure shoes, pretending BMW M cars look nice, the problem with the Peugeot 408, winding up Elton John, Shaun the Sheep’s heavy trance farmer, opinions on replica Ferraris, an amazingly airbrushed Citroen C6, Steve Coogan making a mess of an R34 Skyline, and Richard is having car trouble on two fronts. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/231h 4m

Sir Ranulph Findanother

In their second London live recording, Jonny and Richard talk about a military plant hire company, Jay Leno’s draughty car port, American model years, judging a supercar competition, turning off hotel air conditioning, and ask if any villages actually welcome careful drivers. Plus, a Simply Norfolk shop, the decor in coastal rental properties, dad-style urinal leaning, Jonny’s brush with American police, active aero policy when parked, tiller steering, getting a podcast word into the dictionary, Susie Dent in a De Tomaso, killing off one car, missing Rover, pub Ubers coming true, confessions of a Scooterman, Barry Dakar, finding a famous explorer lost in a park, Top Gear field racing with a hangover, and unnecessarily brutal American driveways. Also, Richard confuses Petula Clark with Lulu.patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/231h 18m

Hello London!

In front of an audience at the London Concours, Richard has a confession about his Range Rover and Jonny wonders what the hell he was doing walking in LA. Also in this episode, confusion about a popular podcast phrase, a listener’s troubling hand dryer story, the manual or auto game, playing CSI Tarpaulin in outer London, things that sound like high spec Peugeots, a fear of horses, people whose first names you never discover, bouncy castle injuries, a listener tells us a remarkable D-spec story, an unexpected scorpion, best TV car, the wheel-to-well argument, ambushed by Rich Energy, what would happen if No-name Full Suspension Mountain Bike Guy won the EuroMillions, a man in a TVR gilet, driving with no brakes, car for a gardening business, and a disastrous attempt to name Jonny’s latest solo YouTube channel. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/231h 30m

Sweary driving instructors and Tiff in a Suzuki Carry

In the second live recording from Bristol, Jonny and Richard answer audience questions. Topics covered include mid-life crisis cars, stealing road signs, Motley Crue’s last gig, One Life, Live it stickers, the origins of Choady Shifter, the idea car for reversing from Bristol to Whipsnade safari park, the Oasis swimming pool, features you’d like back on cars, clothes for a Woollarding photo shoot, your most ‘90s car, what you learnt to drive in, sweary driving instructors, what DJ Khalid would drive if he lived in Nottingham, Tiff Needell in a Suzuki Carry, Digby the biggest dog in the world, Clifford alarms, and a cable tie round a fluffy pillow. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/231h 2m

Allegro Equipe and the NASCAR Ferrari

Richard finds amazing treasure for sale and Jonny has been driving his Charger while dressed like off-brand Magnum. Also in this episode, why Ivor the Engine is much better than Thomas the Tank Engine, the British mis-treatment of the elderly, more hand drier nonsense, the problem with bow ties, the weird evolution of Blippi, a ‘review’ of Fast X, Vin Diesel turning into a groundskeeper, the joy of going to the cinema on your own, looking backwards while driving, going to a beauty spot and then ignoring the beauty, a listener’s message about a miniature train accident, DeLoreans in Miami Vice, finding a good bowling ball and happy 50th birthday to the Allegro. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/231h 3m

Live from Bristol

Jonny and Richard have got their ‘90s clothes on for a live recording in Bristol. Topics covered include new developments around No Name Full Suspension Mountain Bike Guy, the idea of having a SAABy face, a rude bus company, a 2CV full of adult magazines, a listener endorsement of donkeys, and various other bits of blather in front of an audience. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/231h 4m

Def Leppard on the roofrack

Jonny has a great idea for Jim Ratcliffe and Richard’s having trouble with his trousers. Also in this episode, lost wheeltrims, why cloth is better than leather, getting spare keys made, filler flap bung update, barn find clothing dilemma, the lazy Repair Shop and insensitive Car SOS, Jonny’s controversial new TV show, the problem with Oasis’s Be Here Now sleeve, Liam Gallagher is a Mancunian penguin, a keytar on the roof of a mk1 MR2, DJ Khalid at the Miami GP, handdryer solutions, Bryan Adams’s Land Rover again, arguing with the idea of guilty pleasures, and King Charles’s softly sprung carriage. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/231h 5m

Drift car or donkey?

Jonny has been served some unusual Instagram content and Richard has seen his local no-name mountain bike guy. Also in this episode, reaction to last week’s Miami Vice chat, Don Johnson goes Woollarding, the Skoda cake we forgot, how to say Rostyle, disagreement about the third generation Toyota MR2, spending time in a high tech scrapyard, a broken Smart Roadster Brabus, CSI hot cross buns, an annoying Volkswagen, for the love of small cars, and news of a Smith and Sniff live show in London.  patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/231h 3m

Catching up on Miami Vice

Just four decades late, Jonny has been watching a top American TV show. Also in this episode, a shameless plug for the next Smith and Sniff live show, bad smoking on television, going to the Sunday Scramble in a radio car, how your memory works (or doesn’t), wanting a Rolls-Royce Camargue, TV cops getting tangled in fly tipping, Phil Collins drumming on a trailer, Dutch police car strangeness, Paul Hollywood’s new car repair show The Great British Bodge Off, thoughts on the BMW Z8, owning a yellow car, browsing MG TFs, deceased spec SLKs, and Jonny’s perfect car has come up for sale. patreon.com/smithandsniffhttps://smithandsniff.com/live-shows.html Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/231h 5m

Narrow Dutch cars and the Strada Abarth

Jonny has spotted something local and peculiar in the Netherlands and Richard has remembered a sporty Fiat from the ‘80s. Also in this episode, the world’s finite supply of Biros, car tipping, Panda 100HP love, finding yourself on the Harry Metcalfe highway, driving old Bentleys, the Goodwood Members’ Meeting, the Ohlins Invitational Cup, Nic Cage surfing for Studebakers, and what’s actually happening at Land Rover. patreon.com/smithandsniffsmithandsniff.com/merch Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/231h 4m

A series of powerful magnets

Jonny explains how his dad retrieved a broken Avenger key. Also in this episode, drunk Olympics, the gunty cat 1 Series, scraping floorpans, scratching matt paint, the return of the boot cut, alternative superhero Nigel Mansilk, very thin facial hair, the unnecessary speed of Green Day, the ‘90s curtonian movement, the Stone Roses stealing back their second album, people who lose car keys, magnet fishing with Harry Metcalfe, losing track of VW Group cars, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor spoils a rhyme. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/231h 5m

Lord of the autojumble

Jonny has been to a very special car event and he has seen somethings. Features inexplicable statues, a grand wizard, a box of marionettes, anaphylactic Paul Young, red meat ghosting, miniature steam engines, retro grumble mags, a greyhound in a puffa jacket, an owl rescue van, an airbrushed Sprinter, and an awful, awful discovery in a bag for life. Also in this episode, Lionel Richie’s woo, chenille armchairs, Roseanne phones, badly placed hotel plug sockets, and the lost art of the telephone table. patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/231h 3m

Struggling to care about a new Lamborghini

Richard isn't fussed about the Aventador replacement and Jonny has been hanging out with Gordon Murray again. Also in this episode, collecting Rileys on your deathbed, unexpectedly strong beer in Wagamama, Gloria Estefan’s car sounds, starting work on Boring Car Trivia 4, the word Superfast, what Italian car names sound like if you’re Italian, the underrated excellent of the facelifted Triumph 2000, men with autojumble hair, wearing only clothes you bought at an autojumble, the Pembleton T24, and have you ever owned a five cylinder car? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/231h 4m

Mike Brewerce Lee

Jonny has been sent a statue of Bruce Lee and forwarded it straight to the star of Wheeler Dealers. Also in this episode, driving the Porsche 911 Dakar while feeling ill, busting open an ibuprofen scam, the wonders of Alcantara, the amazing mpg of a 300,000 mile Honda Insight, why the 911 Dakar isn’t called the Safari, getting your haircut by a convicted drug smuggler, the weird history of Bibendum, the puzzling Genesis GV60 and its enormous mirror adjuster, Jonny’s social media storm, a Range Rover Sport conundrum, and what does ICE stand for? patreon.com/smithandsniff Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/231h 1m

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.
19/03/231h 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.
13/03/231h 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.
06/03/231h 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.
27/02/231h 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.
20/02/231h 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.
13/02/231h 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.
06/02/231h 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.
30/01/231h 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.
23/01/2358m 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.
16/01/231h 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.
09/01/231h 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.
02/01/231h

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.
19/12/221h 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.
12/12/221h 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.
05/12/221h 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.
28/11/2259m 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.
21/11/2258m 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.
14/11/221h 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.
07/11/2259m 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.
31/10/221h 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.
24/10/221h 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.
17/10/221h

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.
10/10/221h 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.
03/10/221h

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.
26/09/221h 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.
18/09/221h 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.
12/09/2257m 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.
05/09/221h 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.
29/08/221h 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.
22/08/221h 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.
15/08/221h 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.
08/08/221h 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.
01/08/221h 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.
25/07/2258m 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.
18/07/221h 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.
11/07/221h 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.
04/07/2258m 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.
27/06/221h 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.
20/06/221h 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.
13/06/221h 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.
06/06/221h 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.
30/05/221h 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.
23/05/221h 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.
16/05/221h 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.
09/05/221h 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.
02/05/221h 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.
25/04/221h 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.
18/04/2259m 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.
11/04/2259m 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.
04/04/221h 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.
28/03/221h 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.
21/03/221h 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.
14/03/221h

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.
07/03/221h 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.
28/02/221h 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.
21/02/2259m 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.
14/02/2239m 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.
07/02/221h 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.
31/01/2258m 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.
24/01/221h 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.
17/01/221h 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.
10/01/221h 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.
03/01/2257m 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.
20/12/211h 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.
13/12/211h 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.
06/12/211h 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.
29/11/211h 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.
22/11/211h 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.
15/11/211h 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.
08/11/211h 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.
01/11/211h 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.
25/10/2159m 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.
18/10/2157m 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.
11/10/211h

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.
04/10/2158m 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.
27/09/211h

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.
20/09/211h 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.
13/09/211h 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.
06/09/211h 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.
30/08/211h 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.
23/08/211h 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.
16/08/211h 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.
09/08/211h 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.
02/08/211h

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.
26/07/211h 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.
19/07/211h 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.
12/07/211h 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.
05/07/2159m 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.
28/06/211h 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.
21/06/2159m 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.
14/06/2158m 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.
07/06/2159m 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.
31/05/211h

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.
24/05/2157m 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.
17/05/2159m 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.
10/05/211h

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.
03/05/2159m 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.
26/04/2158m 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.
23/04/211h 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.
19/04/211h

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.
12/04/211h 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.
05/04/2159m 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.
29/03/211h 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.
22/03/211h

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.
15/03/2158m 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.
08/03/211h 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.
01/03/211h 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.
22/02/211h

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.
15/02/211h 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.
08/02/211h 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.
01/02/2159m 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.
25/01/2159m 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.
18/01/2158m 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.
11/01/211h

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.
21/12/201h 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.
14/12/2047m 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.
07/12/2051m 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.
30/11/2058m 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.
23/11/2054m 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.
16/11/2053m 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.
09/11/2056m 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.
02/11/2052m 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.
26/10/2053m 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.
19/10/201h 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.
12/10/2052m 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.
05/10/2053m 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.
28/09/2055m 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.
21/09/2055m 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.
14/09/2051m 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.
07/09/2051m 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.
31/08/2053m 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.
24/08/2058m 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.
17/08/2049m 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.
10/08/2036m 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.
03/08/2053m 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.
27/07/2056m 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.
20/07/2056m 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.
13/07/2052m 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.
06/07/2050m 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.
29/06/2051m 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.
22/06/2042m 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.
15/06/2049m 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.
08/06/2047m 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.
01/06/2049m 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.
25/05/2049m 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.
18/05/2052m 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.
11/05/2055m 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.
04/05/2042m 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.
26/04/2048m 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.
20/04/2048m 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.
13/04/2043m 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.
11/04/2041m 20s
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