Episodes
Chef Ben Robinson from the superyacht reality TV series ’Below Deck’ joins me this week on the podcast! Ben’s experience in Michelin starred kitchens and on yachts, along with his British sense of humour and outlook on life obviously ticked all the producer’s boxes, as he appeared in the first series of the show back in 2013. Six further seasons later and after gaining a huge following, he decided to concentrate on his own international catering business, specialising in holistic...
Published 10/20/22
Published 10/20/22
Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen driver Zhou Guanyu was one of the star drivers at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in June and I was very lucky to spend a few minutes with him on the Alfa stand in the middle of his packed schedule. After chatting about his move to the UK and rapid rise through the motorsport ranks to the heady heights of F1 and a successful start to his debut season, along with his thoughts on the Alfa Tonale, we then got onto his Ultimate Road Trip. As you’ll hear, I wished...
Published 08/16/22
This week on the podcast I’m joined by the Chief Executive Officer of W Series, Catherine Bond Muir. We met at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed where one of her Tatuus-Alfa Romeo F3 cars was just about to be driven up the famous Goodwood hill in front of thousands of spectators.  Before we talked about her Ultimate Road Trip, Catherine told me why she started the W Series championship and how encouraged she’s been in making so much progress in a traditionally male dominated sport, in...
Published 06/15/22
I’m joined by London-based automotive artist Ella Freire on this week’s episode of the Ultimate Road Trip Podcast. Inspired by stories of her Grandfather racing at Brooklands and in the Mille Miglia, Ella creates stunning silk screen prints of classics and supercars, framed in flame brushed acrylic and aluminium. She has exhibited at shows and events across the UK alongside taking on many private commissions, and has recently been involved in exhibitions to help raise funds for the London Air...
Published 04/29/22
On this week’s episode I’m very lucky to be joined by one of the UK’s most popular entrepreneurs, Theo Paphitis. He’s best known for the BBC show ”Dragon’s Den” and his incredibly popular ”Small Business Sunday” weekly competition on Twitter, but I’ve known about his love of cars for many years, so thought he’d be the perfect guest for the podcast. But before going through his Ultimate Road Trip, we talked about the business of shopkeeping and how the industry has been affected by the pandemic.
Published 03/31/22
On this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m joined by one of the most influential designers of his generation, and a man who likes his cars - a lot. Marc Newson has designed everything from an ashtray to an airport departure lounge, and last year during lockdown it was great to chat to him online about early years in Australia, his Ford concept car design and his Ultimate Road Trip - which he’d been keen to undertake in two very different machines...
Published 02/08/22
On this week’s episode of the podcast I’m joined by one of the most influential designers of his generation and a man who likes his cars - a lot. Marc Newson has designed everything from an ashtray to an airport departure lounge and last year during lockdown it was great to chat with him online, touching on early years in Australia, his Ford concept car design and his Ultimate Road Trip, which he would like to undertake in two very different machines...
Published 02/08/22
It‘s a very special episode of the podcast this week as I‘m joined by three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart. It was a privilege to chat with him about his early years shooting and then racing, the people he‘s met from many and varied walks of life, to setting up the pioneering charity Race Against Dementia. His love of Scotland has never diminished and as you‘ll hear, it plays an important part in his Ultimate Road Trip.
Published 11/24/21
Season 3 of The Ultimate Road Trip Podcast is here! Over the next few weeks, I‘ll be chatting to the great and the good of Formula One, W-Series, design, business, music, art and more.... and for the first episode of the new season, it was wonderful to catch up with The Boxer Rebellion‘s Piers Hewitt. During lockdown, drumming had been restricted to his online lessons, rather than playing live to the band‘s loyal fans, but it also meant he could find time to come on the podcast and talk about...
Published 10/28/21
Chrysalis Music Group co-founder Chris Wright joins me for this episode of the podcast. He helped to launch the careers of Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, Blondie and Ultravox and built up a media empire expanding into Radio and TV. He's owned QPR and Wasps (winning the Heineken European Cup twice) and runs a successful horseracing stud with a number of Group 1 winners. He's also travelled the world both for business and pleasure, so in terms of the destination and tune for the Ultimate Road Trip,...
Published 07/21/21
The Classic Motor Hub based at the former RAF Bibury in the Cotswolds is a unique space - car sales, storage, workshops, concierge services, events and more are taken care of by a hugely experienced and knowledgeable team. As they themselves say, "Its more than just a showroom..." Richard Wrightson is Sales Manager at the Hub, and joins me for this week's episode of podcast. As well as going through the five Ultimate Road Trip questions, we talk about how the Hub and the classic car market...
Published 06/15/21
Film and TV producer Tarquin Gotch joins me for this week's episode of the podcast. He started his career in music publishing and A+R, but moved into music supervising and then producing on many of John Hughes' films through the 80's and 90's. He's also managed musicians, actors and writers including Rowan Atkinson, Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais and Brian Johnson, and was in the middle of producing the latest series of "Life on the Road" when the pandemic hit and shooting was stopped. I...
Published 05/18/21
On the podcast this week, I'm joined by Dave Robinson, co-founder of the iconic Stiff Records, the label which turned the music business on its head with its anarchic, leftfield approach to promoting its bands and artists. Stiff signed names including Madness, The Pogues, The Damned, Elvis Costello, Kirsty McColl, Nick Lowe and Ian Dury, but Dave's also known for tour managing Jimi Hendrix, running Island Records and putting together 'Legend' , the Bob Marley compilation. He's still managing...
Published 04/26/21
This week's guest fronts the world's biggest rock band - AC/DC's lead singer Brian Johnson is also an authority on cars, and it's a real privilege that he joins me on the Ultimate Road Trip podcast. Along with the usual 5 URT questions, we talked about his general love of cars and motor racing and how all things automotive have played an important part in his life. There are the TV shows which he's presented over the years, covering both music and cars, and then of course we talked AC/DC, and...
Published 03/17/21
The name Alex Hirschi may not ring too many initial bells, but undoubtedly you'll have heard of 'that girl with the cars' Supercar Blondie and I'm excited to say that she's my guest for this week's edition of the Ultimate Road Trip Podcast. She's a social media sensation with millions of followers, but last year was of course a little different than usual. After initially taking advantage of the pandemic travel restrictions to have a breather from her hectic schedule, Alex then got on with...
Published 02/16/21
Last year, the motor racing world paid tribute to the great Sir Stirling Moss, who died in April at the age of 90. It was a huge privilege for me to interview him on a number of occasions, from Brooklands to Goodwood, and the last time I briefly spoke to him was at the Festival of Speed. He was there to drive his ex-Mille Miglia Mercedes 300 SLR and I thought I'd ask what he'd take on his Ultimate Road Trip...he was in absolutely no doubt about his choice of car or passenger, as you'll hear...
Published 02/02/21
On this week's Ultimate Road Trip Podcast, I'm  joined by two times Formula One and Indy 500 Champion Emerson Fittipaldi. He was reunited with his Lotus 72's at Goodwood last October, and it was a privilege to chat with him before he headed out onto the circuit alongside his old rival and good friend Sir Jackie Stewart.
Published 01/26/21
This week I'm joined by one of the UK's most popular chefs, James Martin. When he's not running restaurants or fronting some of the highest rated food shows on TV, he'll be collecting, racing or just tinkering with cars. When we met at Goodwood Speedweek, he was keen to talk about how the hospitality industry was dealing with lockdown, as well as the fabulous classic he'd pick for the URT.
Published 01/18/21
I'm at Speedweek again for this week's Ultimate Road Trip Podcast, and I'm joined by Mr Aussie Grit himself, Mark Webber. After his brilliant F1 career, predominantly with Red Bull, he then clinched the World Endurance Championship in 2015 with Porsche. Since then he's been on TV as an F1 pundit, and so it's not surprising that Goodwood got him on board to help present from one of the most unique motorsport events ever staged. During a brief lull in his schedule, I put him on the spot for his...
Published 01/10/21
For the first Ultimate Road Trip Podcast of 2021, I'm joined by the  Managing Director of Formula One's Motorsports division, Ross Brawn. I briefly caught up with him at Goodwood Speedweek in October, and as well as the URT, he spoke about the Brawn BGP001 and his thoughts on the upcoming Formula One season.
Published 01/04/21
On the Ultimate Road Trip Podcast this week, I spoke to Take That's Howard Donald at Goodwood Speedweek. Howard was racing one of his latest classic Porsches at the event, but was more than happy to go over the 5 'URT' questions (excuse the muffled sound - masks were obligatory obviously...) Thanks for listening, please share/follow!
Published 12/14/20
One of the UK's best known chefs, Tom Kerridge joins me for this episode of the Ultimate Road Trip Podcast, in the week he was launching his new book celebrating 15 years of his two Michelin starred pub, The Hand & Flowers, as well as fronting the BBC Series 'Saving Britain's Pubs'.
Published 12/08/20
I'm joined by brilliant travel author Peter Moore for this week's Ultimate Road Trip Podcast. He's criss-crossed the globe using every mode of transport you can think of...
Published 11/29/20
I'm joined by W Series racing driver and The Grand Tour tester, Abbie Eaton this week. Hear what she's been doing this year during lockdown, her thoughts about the 2021  W Series Championship, and of course what she's chosen for her Ultimate Road Trip.
Published 11/22/20