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The Clutch Basket Cars, Bikes & Trucks Podcast
60 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Automotive "What were they thinking!"
This episode is the final episode of the show and it goes without saying, it is a zinger.We are talking about those moments in history when car makers made some puzzling decisions, for better or worse. Lots of crackers and odd cars in this one.
30 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
GT Cars 1
30 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Twin Cylinder Motorcycles
28 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
31 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
29 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
29 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
Motoring Bucket List
31 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Interesting Front Wheel Drive
With the majority of new cars being front wheel drive these days, it might seem like it is the least interesting of all the drive technologies. Especially as we think back to our favourite rear wheel drive cars of the past.But front wheel drive wasn't always the norm, and it took some incredible engineering to make it all work. We look at some of the most important cars that made it possible and look at some more cars that make front wheel drive something that is interesting and worth digging deeper into.
32 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
Long distance trips in style and comfort is what this episode is all about.Whether it's by, car, motorcycle or camper, we talk about some of our favourites and what it would be like to take these things on a cross country adventure.Lots of stuff in this one including 4 cylinder bikes, GT cars, coaches, German Rocket estates and loads more.
33 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Serious off roaders are the topic of this episode.We get stuck into some of the most iconic and important 4X4's of all time including history into how they cam about as well as specific design features that made them the important vehicles that they are.
29 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
This episode is all about those wonderful plastic pigs that roam the earth.Some are intended to be super cheap, others are pursuing performance with extreme power to weight ratios. This weeks episode covers things as diverse as Corvette's and Reliant Robin's. We have Viper's and and Ferrari's and a whole array of stuff in between.Fibreglass is weird and wonderful stuff and deserves this loving tribute.
32 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
This episode is all about some of the most extreme motorcycle designs of all time!Fancy a motorcycle with a small block Chevy V8? Well, if thats not big enough for you, there is a big block available in the Boss Hoss. Perhaps a rotary engine motorcycle is for you with all the extreme complications that come with that as well. Maybe a motorcycle with a radial engine on the front wheel is more your speed.All this and much more is covered in this episode so it's not one to be missed.
26 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Bad Guy Cars FFA
Free For All Episodes are off the top of our heads, so facts are only as accurate as our memories permit. We love to be contacted by listeners if you feel like we have missed something/gotten it wrong!This is a rather simple premise. We are covering the cars that are driven by bad guys in film and TV. Typically, Matt has gone for The Sweeney route and I have gone for US film and TV bad guy cars. This is packed with the usual Jags, Mercedes and Chryslers that were associated with bad guys back in the day.We also cover the cars that some real life bad guys choose and why.These episode are always a lot of fun and cover the most eclectic stuff!
30 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
TVR History PT2
We pick up where we left off in episode 1 and this episode covers the most famous era in TVR's long and interesting history. This is a time period when many of the most famous of TVR's came to be.We pick up with the Tasmin and S series, but the story quickly turns to V8's and TVR's return to that classic formula of big V8 in a lightweight British sports car. We cover the second gen Griffith, the Chimera, Cebera, Tuscan, Tamora and Sagaris. The episode is rounded off with some good news aout the future of the company as well.
25 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
TVR History PT1
TVR is the topic of a two part episode, similar to our Lotus 2 parter last season.Part one takes us from the companies origins under Trevor Wilkinson, through to the Martin Lilley era when many of the famous TVR's came to be.There is loads to cover in this episode including the Grantura and original Griffith, as well as Tuscan's, Vixens and many V*'s crammed into incredibly small British sports cars.
31 minutes | May 29, 2019
Luxury Cars FFA
Free For All Episodes are off the top of our heads, so facts are only as accurate as our memories permit. We love to be contacted by listeners if you feel like we have missed something/gotten it wrong!This is all about luxurious barges and what it means in a persons life when they are choosing to purchase and drive such things! It's time for us to be more open minded about automatic land yacht's, so we have delved into the land of plush leather and wood interiors. These episode are always a lot of fun and cover the most eclectic stuff!
28 minutes | May 22, 2019
We had a lot of fun last season with our £2k Purchases episode that we decided to go again but be more generous to ourselves with the budget.As always, we made life difficult for ourselves by restricting ourselves to some rather unusual categories. These are;1. A pre 1960's design2. A car to drive around Europe in3. A car for LondonTo make life more difficult still, we had to satisfy these categories with ones of the following.A. A 5 door carB. A car with more than 4 cylindersC. A convertibleWe came up with some tremendous choices so have a listen to see what we came up with.
31 minutes | May 15, 2019
American Stuff FFA
Free For All Episodes are off the top of our heads, so facts are only as accurate as our memories permit. We love to be contacted by listeners if you feel like we have missed something/gotten it wrong!This episode is all about Yank Tanks. It's full of info about trucks and cars including 4 wheel drive f250's, old chevy pickups and cars such as the Buick Riveria, Falcon, Thunderbird and many more.These episode are always a lot of fun and cover the most eclectic stuff!
31 minutes | May 8, 2019
This episode covers some of the greatest cars to leave the factory with a supercharger. While there are too many to cover, we delve into some of our favourites.Some of the cars covered in this episode include the Aston Martin Virage, Nissan Micra Super Turbo, Studebaker Golden Hawk as well as some of the best cars Australia has to offer!
31 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Car Spotting to Automotive Gratefulness - FFA
Free For All Episodes are off the top of our heads, so facts are only as accurate as our memories permit. We love to be contacted by listeners if you feel like we have missed something/gotten it wrong!We kick the conversation off with some serious wild car spotting, including one of the most outrageous and wonderful cars of all time, the Cord 810. Honda Cubs, V8's and TVR all get some love and well as hot hatches before I finally make Matt try to be grateful for at least some features of modern cars!These episode are always a lot of fun and cover the most eclectic stuff!
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