Gareth Jones on Speed

Posted by murmini Sun, 25 May 2008 16:10:46 GMT

Gareth Jones on Speed has been a favorite PodCast of mine for several years now and for the past week or so, Gareth has been driving a MINI Clubman.

The show is put out about every two weeks and has a loyal following. Started in 2005, it is hosted by Gareth Jones - A Welsh TV Presenter and motorsport reporter, Zog - (real name Paul Ireson) - New media producer and technology journalist - also a brilliant MIDI expert, the inimitable Richard Porter - Script Editor on BBC's Top Gear and the man behind the cult website SNIFF PETROL and the beautiful Violet Berlin - TV presenter, writer and Science Communicator.

The team are huge fans of A1 and F1 motor racing amongst other events, but the show meanders through all 'matters motoring' and has a propensity to some pretty zany stuff. They nearly always have a few sketches, and they even sing a song or two buoyed up by Zog's musical abilities. You should certainly search out podcast number 2 - quite a classic, in which Zog samples the sounds of his Porsche 944 and produces an entire piece from it.

Anyway, Jones has been driving a Hot Chocolate Clubman of recent and had the highest praise for it. Couple of naggy things like the door and the rear visibility, but he raved about it's drive and performance. They even sing a song about it.

Great podcast, hilariously funny and a great source of info on motor racing. It is available from here or from iTunes.

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  1. www.garethjones.tv said about 2 hours later:

    Murray, and all “Ministi” You know, I slog away with my two pals and fantastic girlfriend for 3 years making our odd little On-Demand audio show (the word podcast sometimes just doesn’t seem to to it justice). Then a nice guy from Georgia says some lovely things about our efforts and it just makes the hours and hours of plotting, writing recording, mixing manually de-bugging RSS feeds and uploading seem worthwhile.

    Thank you for taking the time to say such positive things about our efforts, I am left smiling broadly.

    Full respect to all fans of the “new” Mini everywhere, particularly here.

    We have a warm Welsh welcome for you at www.garethjones.tv/garethjonesonspeed.html

    Hope you enjoy the song I wrote and recorded about the Clubman, I did this on in the style of Marc Bolan and T-Rex, and true Ministis will know just why. See ya there Gareth Jones Presenter/producer Gareth Jones On Speed

    (and yes you are right Violet IS beeeeeeeeeee-autiful)

  2. Underground Guitarist said over 2 years later:

    Anyway, Jones has been driving a Hot Chocolate Clubman of recent and had the highest praise for it. Couple of naggy things like the door and the rear visibility, but he raved about it’s drive and performance. They even sing a song about it.

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