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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Imp, Mini and a pipe of Polos
57:52Jonny'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 Also in this episode, struggling to recall Kim Basinger's music career, buying out of date sweets from Jeff Bezos's lock-up, going nuts with one of those suitcase cellophane machines, the pros and cons of space exploration, and whatever happened to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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Audis, Scenics and amazing facts about beavers
1:00:52Jonny'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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What happened at the No Time To Die premiere
58:52Jonny 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Fiat 500e v Renault Zoe v Wacky Races
1:00:29Richard 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lancia Integrale scuttle crew
1:01:30Jonny 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello Market Harborough!
1:08:42Jonny 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A dog, a Jazz, and a spooky coincidence
1:01:35Jonny 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A rucksack full of petrol
1:01:49Jonny 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Road rage and the SAAB detective
1:04:26Jonny'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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Bugatti Royale of tractors
1:01:50Jonny 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.