Darryl and other mates have been nagging me to knock up a podcast of some sort. God knows why, I have the same accent as Gary Lineker, and know bugger-all of any interest. Anyway, using an old Canon Eos M Compact, a wobbly tripod, and a stash of magazines new and old, I came up with “Rich Duisberg’s car mag podcast“. The gist of this is that I review the latest car reviews, get a bit bitter about watch adverts, leer at the latest unaffordable stuff, and get confused by Cupra. I also delve into magazines that are no longer in print, some of which I was involved with. That’s mostly a co-incidence, by the way. Mags like Practical Performance Car, for example, who once had a rat trapped in their photocopier and changed the door on their factory unit for a smaller door which accidentally entombed half their cars inside. That battered old Rolls Royce chop-top they did is probably still in there. Anyway, it’s a quick, rough podcast project, and if there’s sufficient interest I may invest in some time and kit to do a few more. I’ll link new episodes here, newest at the top. Subscribe if you like it, or don’t, I’m not your mum. Cheers, Rich.

Ep2; Jalopy, CAR (£5.25 wasted), Autosport from 1983, Punch from 1924, Classic Retro Modern magazine and the 1963 Daily Express Motorshow preview. Contains Bean, 2CV and XR2 – below.

Ep1; Evo (Bugatti & Rimac, Alpine, Panda 100hp and bloody watches) and the story of PPC Magazine – below.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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