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2020-03-20 08:30

Sean Parker

As the world comes to a virtual standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak, we've got some cool car content to make it manageable. 

And while almost all motorsport series and car launches have been delayed due to the global pandemic, we've made a list of some cool car and motorsport-related podcasts. 

From Top Gear's Chris Harris show called Collecting Cars (CC), it's actually hosted by CC founder Edward Lovett.

Harris takes over pretty much every episode and chats to some fantastic guests, including former F1 driver and current pundit Martin Brundle. If you're a car nerd and love the ins and outs of motoring and motorsport, you'll love the colourful guests that are featured. 

Collecting Cars podcast 

On the other side of the pond is motoring journalist Matt Farah and co-host Zack Klapmanas' weekly show, the Smoking Tire. The duo chats to professional race car drivers, car icons and even comedians about the car industry. 

Listening to them feels like you're having a chat with some friends enjoying a couple of beers. Good holiday fun!

Smoking Tire 

Autosport: Formula 1 and more 

And now for the more serious motorsport enthusiast, UK-based Autosport is the authority on motorsport, and their show is packed with technical insight, analysis, and expert opinion. 

If you're into Formula, Rallying or even Formula E, Autosport has you covered.

My First Car 

Everyone has a cool story about their first car, that's precisely what hosts Dan and Geoff of My First Car want to know. From a humble Beetle to the 1 Series your folks spoiled you with at varsity, your first car is often your dream car. 

The podcast invites listeners from across the globe to share their first car stories and ultimately makes us all realise that there’s no better car than your first car. 

Car Talk NPR 

One of the world's most popular car podcasts comes from National Public Radio in the US, each week the hour show takes calls from weary car owners who call in and chat to funny car mechanics. 

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