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Our podcast series explores the world of cars, motoring & motorsport with interesting, engaging & diverse petrolheads.

A Car Podcast about the People

"My time in the motor industry has brought many interesting and lovely people into my life - many are acquaintances and friends. It’s time to share their passion and life stories." Colin Hoad


#8 Paul Rose - Championship Director of Fun Cup

In 2002 at Snetterton, Paul Rose introduced UK motorsport to the world of Fun Cup endurance racing.  Consistently fielding grids with over 30 cars, this Series attracts over 160 cars for the annual Fun Cup 25 hours of Spa.
 
The longevity of this successful series is testament to the closeness and excitement of the racing.  I speak from experience.  Having worked their way through their respective training programmes, CAT entered the series in 2012 and 2013 with 3 new racers.  Close racing - huge fun - very exciting, with significant seat time - we had a ball.

Motivated by our experience, I’ve asked Paul, the owner of the Fun Cup franchised series in the UK, to tell his story.  If you are considering racing, or would like to experience Fun Cup first hand, listen in.  For those looking to activate their racing interest, Paul is a petrolhead with a lifetime of motorsport experience and helpful advice.  It’s a Fun Cup centric hour for racers and those looking to join the grid.

Find out more about the Fun Cup Endurance Championship at https://funcup.co.uk/

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#7 Mark Gillam - Owner of Abbey Motorsport

Mark Gillam & his company Abbey Motorsport, are synonymous with the tuning and modification of the infamous GTR brand.  But there is more, so much more. 

The longer I have known Mark, I have come to realise his far-reaching talents know no boundaries.  His confidence in developing engineered, working solutions for diverse motorsport disciplines is remarkable.  From 2000 BHP dragsters, to Le Mans, Time Attack and Drift cars - Mark has been there.  A mind of information shared with us, for an enlightening hour.  If you like performance cars, motor racing and tuning, listen to this podcast.

Find out more about Abbey Motorsport at www.abbeymotorsport.co.uk

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#6 Greg Lock - Managing Director / Lotus Specialist at Hangar 111 and Scholar Engines

Openly and honestly, Greg shares his personal insights and experience, honed over dedicated years developing and optimising the Lotus brand.  

Lotus Life encapsulated into an hour of conversation, and so much more.  Greg walks us through the ethos and reasoning behind his success.  Data driven, process, engineering excellence, and a heavy dose of passion all feature.  He also shares a multitude of helpful material to successfully guide you through the Lotus ownership experience.  Whatever your driving area interest - Road, Track or Race - I am convinced you will listen for the full hour.

We even cover engine dynos and mapping! How did we fit it all in?

Find out more about Hangar 111 at https://www.hangar111.com/lotus/ and Scholar Engines at https://www.scholarengines.com/.

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#5 Chris Franklin - Geometry Expert and Senior Engineer at Center Gravity

​Chris and Holly Franklin need very little introduction. Their company Center Gravity is interwoven into the fabric of the performance car world we all know and love. The content of this podcast provides a portal into what makes them so special. Vehicle Dynamics laid bare - just what I like to listen to. I hope you enjoy the hour as much as I did.

Find out more about Center Gravity at  http://www.centregravity.co.uk/

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#4 Calum Lockie - Professional racing driver, coach & director of Gold Track

​​A life lesson in dedication, determination and practical application. Calum candidly shares his winning approach to multi-championship success. It becomes apparent Calum’s longevity at the sharp end of professional motorsport is not down to chance.

A truly inspiring listen for all motorsport enthusiasts, and perhaps simply for success in any walk of life or sporting endeavour.

Find out more about Gold Track at  https://www.goldtrack.co.uk/

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#3 Dirk Schoysman – Professional Development Driver

A unique opportunity to explore the life of “Ringmeister” and professional Nurburgring industry pool driver Dirk Schoysman.  So much to talk about: Dirk shares his personal experience developing the infamous Nissan GTR on the ‘Ring; his long-standing and successful racing association with Falken tyres; along with fascinating insights into the life of a professional test driver at the ‘Ring.  This hour flies by – truly enlightening and engaging.

Find out more about Dirk and Top Line Development at https://www.topline.be/en/

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#2 Chris McLeery – Mawsley Car Valeting

Listen to this podcast and you’ll never use a bucket and sponge again, let alone a chamois leather.  Would you know the difference between a ceramic coat and PPF?  How would you choose between them?  Chris brings clarity and common sense to the sometimes confusing car detailing and valeting world.  Freely sharing his vast experience, Chris guides us through the latest products and processes.  To protect your investment and ensure your 4 or 2 wheeled friend is deservedly pampered, this is an easy hours listening.

Find out more about Mawsley Car Valeting at https://mawsleycarvaleting.co.uk/

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#1 Darren Langeveld – DN Events

10 years in, Darren Langeveld and his Destination Nurburgring events have become a household name for those planning a trip to the ‘Ring. But, how did it all start? Darren’s story is born from a passion for cars, motorsport, and … a crash in his friend's car!! Anecdotal and amusing, Darren’s laid-back view on cars, racing and track days, makes for an entertaining and engaging hour. Lots of helpful and professional information on how to plan a safe and enjoyable trip to the ‘Ring concludes our chat. Don’t miss it.

Find out more about DN Events at https://www.dnevents.com/

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