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The brilliant, mind altering weekly podcast featuring James Ruppert and David Milloy that explains the mysteries of life, the universe and the Austin Allegro...
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The Lone Ranger
With James unavailable due to the rigours of being an international jet-set playboy, this episode (number 64, if you're counting) is a solo effort by David. As such, it's mercifully brief. Still, it's well worth listening to if you've never previously heard someone lose an uncontested challenge of their own creation... Normal (or what passes for it) service will be resumed next week. 
May 19, 2022
The Austin Cambridge Buskers
A special 'absolutely no preparation whatsoever' episode, episode 63 of Bangers & Classics sees the lads ramble on about the Renault Megane Cabriolet (1st generation) and Mazda RX8 whilst finding a car for 'Johnny Aculard' to drive in their forthcoming (in their heads) reboot of Dracula A.D. 1972. 
May 12, 2022
Jaguar E's R Good?
Assembled at breakneck speed by our team of dedicated layabouts, we present the 62nd episode of Bangers & Classics. In this one, David goes into hiding again (for fear of getting a hiding), the Jaguar E-Type wafts languidly into the Banger or Classic courtroom, the boys look at MPVs (remember them) for sale, and the Citroen ZX finds itself in the DangerZone. 
May 06, 2022
Hillman Hunter Biden's Laptop
In episode 61 of Bangers & Classics, the Hillman Hunter gets a somewhat mixed reception from the Banger or Classic jurors, the lads go back to the 80s and try to find a car for a Yuppie, and the Alfasud Sprint finds itself in the DangerZone. Oh, and James and David each engage in a little chicanery...
April 28, 2022
Fiat's Stilo-Free Zone?
In this week's edition of Bangers & Classics, the Fiat Stilo is hauled from the shadows of obscurity and into the Banger or Classic courtroom. But will it finally be vindicated or sent back to obscurity?  Speaking of obscurity, the challenge for this week sees the lads wade through fields of broken dreams and rivers of rust in search of coupe versions of 1970s British-built saloons. And when they find their respective choices, controversy ensues... And no sooner than the dust has settled, cudgels are taken up on behalf of (or not) this week's Dangermobile, Citroen's penultimate tilt at the big car market: the beautiful but flawed XM.
April 21, 2022
Last Chance Rover 75 Saloon
In this, the 59th episode of Bangers & Classics, the ever-generous presenters have added a sprinkling of sound issues to the mix. On top of that, the Rover 75 appears before the Banger or Classic jury in its finest twinset and pearls, David tries to persuade James that the Talbot Solara is worth saving, and this week's challenge involves a hunt for a couple of shatchbacks...
April 14, 2022
Second Division GT Motoring
In this, the 58th episode of Bangers & Classics, James gets to wax lyrical about his specialist subject, David doesn't recount the time he was sent surfboard wax instead of a ring he'd bought for his wife, the Banger or Classic jury decides if the Reliant Kitten comes up to scratch, classic vans are sought out, and the 'Three Bs' are explained. 
April 07, 2022
The 57 varieties of Cortina
In this, the 57th (the clue's in the title) episode of Bangers & Classics, James has not one but two quasi-supernatural sightings, David breaks the rules yet again, the Cortina mark IV stares down the Banger or Classic adjudicators, and two automotive failures (no, NOT the presenters) get their day in the sun. 
March 31, 2022
A Rover for Mick Dundee
Back after a week's break, this episode sees the lads get, er, roadwise. Elsewhere, a Peugeot that was originally intended to be a Talbot finds itself in the Danger Zone, James continues his love affair with Italian cars, and David finds an X1/9 with a sunroof...
March 24, 2022
Fiat Multiplication
The one in which James and David indulge in their Bond fantasies, Ed Harris doesn't drive a Vectra, and there's some chat about cars which would allow James to travel with not one but two Hammer Horror actresses sitting alongside him in the front. 
March 10, 2022
Suzuki Special Kei
In episode 54 of Bangers & Classics, the lads decide whether or not the Spitfire (the roadgoing one) was a Triumph or disaster, take a brief look at a Lamborghini in which you could go mud-plugging, and each set out to find an interesting Kei car for sale in the UK. 
March 03, 2022
Discovery on a Shoestring
No long-winded intro today. Suffice it to say it's the 53rd episode of Bangers and Classics, and it's got to be less depressing than listening to the news.
February 24, 2022
Helge Meyer's Modded Camaro
In this, the first anniversary episode of Bangers & Classics, the remarkable story of the first Bangers & Classics hero is told, James is underwhelmed by David's choice of cars for this week's episode, David gets his own back, and the lads are joined by a special guest. Oh, and James sets his sights on another Countess...
February 17, 2022
51st Volvo 240 Estate
After last week's exertions, the lads are back with an episode that's a bit shorter in length but big on surprises. Okay, one surprise. But it's a big 'un. Elsewhere, David tells a story about an unusual hillclimbing (or should that be hill descending?) accident, one of the duo (hint: it's James) manages to adhere to the challenge rules, and a delectable Italian finds itself in the Dangerzone.
February 10, 2022
Audi 50 Not Out...
So here it is: the 50th episode of the Bangers and Classics podcast. This one is crammed with special guests including the legendary Clin...oh, hang on. Ah. Slight change of plans there. It seems that the 1977 Sherpa conveying the guests to the B&C HQ has, er, broken down. So it'll be James and David as usual, then. Sorry about that.
February 03, 2022
Blue Renault Laguna
The one in which James talks about his new book, David walks slap-bang into someone famous, there's much love for Magnum Force, and a car that may have been the baddie in the preceding 'Dirty Harry' film finds itself in the Dangerzone. Elsewhere the Renault Laguna (possibly a beige one) is hauled before the Banger or Classic jury, and some more defunct motoring apparatus is discussed.
January 27, 2022
The Honda CRX Factor...
In this, the 48th (but who's counting) episode of Bangers & Classics, we find out if Honda's pocket rocket from the 1980s has the, ahem, CRX factor. James waxes lyrical about an Alvis Parsley (I think that's the right name – this handwriting is harder to decipher than hieroglyphics) film and there's much chat about biscuits. Elsewhere, fresh from his defeat in last week's challenge, James ups the ante this week by finding an Italian car with plenty of space for golf bats whilst David's efforts to find a black phase 1 Renault 25 Turbo, and thereby become a yuppie, are frustrated. 
January 20, 2022
Off the AMC Pacer...
In this action-packed episode (it says here) of Bangers & Classics, the AMC Pacer in hauled (no easy task) front of the Banger or Classic jury, Kenny sets the lads a tough challenge, a Gandini-penned car finds itself in the Danger Zone, and Hammer Horror actresses throughout the land go into hiding...
January 13, 2022
NOW that's...Audi 80
We're confused: is this the first Bangers & Classics podcast of 2022, or have we finally managed to teleport back to 1980? Either way, the Bangers & Classics judges say 'Audi y'do' (okay, I'll get me coat) to the 80 (or, as our American friends called it, the Fox. And the 4000. Oh, and the 90). Elsewhere, there's a car that may or may not be named after a biscuit, David treats us (it says here) to a supposed fact about yellow lenses, James meets a renowned stunt driver, and a UFO drops in. In other words, it's business as usual...
January 06, 2022
Jensen and the Argocats
Gadzooks! It's the final Bangers & Classics podcast of 2021 – unless you're James, in which case it's the first of 2022... Either way, there are predictions from Mystic Mog, the Jensen Interceptor wafts insouciantly into the Banger or Classic courtroom, and the lads each buy a car for someone they don't like. 
December 30, 2021
Santa Pod
It's the Bangers & Classics Christmas Special! Recorded at our Christmas Party (thankfully, we managed to get it in the can before the fuzz arrived), it features special guests including gremlins (hence the poor sound quality) and a domestically appliance-challenged gentleman from Transylvania. Amid the revelry, David narrates a ghost story, the lads buy each other a car for Christmas, try to decide if the Riley Elf is a cracker or turkey, and James addresses the nation.
December 23, 2021
The Whole Renault 9 Yards...
In this week's episode of Bangers & Classics, the lads take a final look at Christmas presents for petrolheads, David breaks the rules, James finds a classic with every conceivable extra (apart from, perhaps, a towel...), and they offer advice to a chap who's keen to avoid spending Christmas with the in-laws. Elsewhere, it's the Suzuki Jimny's turn to stand in the Banger or Classic dock, and the Renault 9 finds a new career as a Dangermobile. Sort of...
December 16, 2021
Carry on Clio
In this week's episode, David spots some Spitfires, an East Anglian antique dealer asks the lads (who are, of course, antiques themselves) for buying advice, and the Renault Clio merely shrugs its shoulders when summoned before the Banger or Classic jury. Elsewhere, there are more Christmas present suggestions, and tribute is paid to Frank Williams. 
December 09, 2021
The Renault Roswell Incident
In this week's edition of Bangers & Classics, recorded at Kenny's annual classic car show picture contest, James gets in touch with an actress who appeared in Hammer Horror films and a James Bond movie. David, meanwhile, isn't at all jealous. Well, not much. Okay, a bit. Elsewhere, there's a close encounter with the latest side-splitting video from Remi Gaillard, the wall snob makes another appearance, and the Ford Orion attempts to turn in a stellar performance before the Banger or Classic jurors. There's a festive theme too, with more helpful (it says here) present suggestions, and a chap who's even older than James asks the lads to find him a new motor.
December 02, 2021
Are Friends Scalextric?
In the latest episode of Bangers & Classics, the lads pay their respects to a great writer and racer before settling down to more of the usual nonsense. Topics discussed include Scalextric, 1970s car snobs, the Nissan Micra, and the best car on which to spend ten thousand virtual pounds. And listen to the end for another of James's shock announcements...
November 25, 2021
HPE Sauce
In this episode, James gets yet more free stuff, David gets more bills, and the Vauxhall Chevette is towed into the Banger or Classic courtroom. With Santa on the way, the lads talk about Christmas presents for car fans, Kenny's annual virtual car picture competition is discussed, David ends up on the naughty list by having yet another dig at the MX-5, and a couple of rare cars that are available for sensible money are sought out. Oh, and there's also a shattering revelation - fans of a certain Mazda roadster should tune in for that one!
November 18, 2021
Back in the BLMC...
Now back in the UK, James and David reveal that they're now stars of a certain TV show in Transylvania, discuss which home appliance the new Range Rover most resembles, and manage to squeeze not one but three films into the podcast. Elsewhere, a car that looks like a bar of soap (according to James) pleads its case before the Banger or Classic High Inquisitors, David inadvertently upsets James, and two great ideas to make electric cars emit more noise are revealed.
November 11, 2021
XJS Euro Express Update
Did the lads make it out of Transylvania, what happened to the XJS, why is the Countess furious, and is the Count really going to release 'You're so Vein' as his Christmas single? You'll find the answers to some, none or all of these in this brief update. 
November 04, 2021
Helloween Hunter GLS: a Transylvanian Halloween Special
In this special Halloween edition of Bangers & Classics, James and David come to you not from the comfort of their own hearths but from a region steeped in legend and immortalised in fiction: Transylvania. Invited to a rural castle by its enigmatic owner on the premise of testing the new all-electric Dacia,  the lads arrive full of zest, vigour...and blood! Music by Kevin MacLeod. 
October 31, 2021
The Espace Race
In this week's edition of Bangers and Classics, James turns into a 1990s superhero: Mondeo Man, David almost comes up with a sensible suggestion, the Renault Espace Gallicly shrugs its shoulders in the face of the Banger or Classic inquisitors, the Nissan Cedric wins a coveted (it says here) trophy, and James shockingly reveals that he can't samba.
October 28, 2021
Trans Europe XJS Express
In the latest episode of Bangers & Classics, James decides not to buy a Moke but gets yet more free stuff, David runs out of paint after failing to spell 'Transylvania' correctly, a stunning new business idea is revealed, the Scirocco mark 2 breezes into the Banger or Classic courtroom, the challenge yields some surprising results, the lads give sage (and onion) advice on how to deal with car (and wall) snobs, and a new road test criterion (with added Sumo wrestler) is born.
October 21, 2021
Hazell's Triumph Stag Party
In this week's episode of Bangers and Classics, James gets some goodies, David's wallet is emptying faster than a free bar in the House of Commons, there's more on motoring apparel, the Triumph Stag gets pushed into the Banger or Classic courtroom, and the lads take the weekly challenge seriously (just for once).
October 14, 2021
Dial 'M' for Maxi
In an episode so good they recorded it twice (it says here), the lads pontificate on whether or not a car interior should look like Liberace's lounge, decide whether the Jaguar XJ-S/XJS is a copper-bottomed classic or a bell-bottomed banger, find two very different classics for sensible money, and spend someone else's dosh on roadgoing versions of Group B cars.
October 07, 2021
Shopping for Marinas and Dollys
In the latest (well, it was when I typed this) episode of Bangers & Classics, James gets a compliment, talks about a dynamite (literally...) 1960s toy, and misplaces an email. Meantime, David keeps falling over classic cars as well as his feet, has great fun with a Plip device and finds a Marina that boasts a part from a US muscle car (but not, alas, the engine). Elsewhere, the lads pay tribute to Messrs. Greaves and Sinclair, and the Ford Capri turns up at the Banger or Classic courthouse wearing a woollen coat and cheap shades...
September 30, 2021
In this, the 31st episode of Bangers & Classics, James spots The Flying Dutchman, David talks about the annual French knitting contest, and roofs are explored. In addition, James promulgates (it says here) a plausible theory, David upsets the National Association of Flip Flop Wearers, the Simca 1100 ignores the Banger or Classic jury, and the weekly challenge goes, well, the way of all weekly challenges.
September 23, 2021
Spoilt by an Austin Ambassador
In this week's episode, David gets the rubber ear from a noted motoring journo, James owns up to having once owned a Princess, and there's valuable (it says here) advice for anyone thinking of buying an insurance write-off. The aforementioned Princess travels (probably on the back of a breakdown truck) to the HQ of the Banger or Classic Inquisition, confusion reigns over this week's challenge, the lads select their favourite muscle cars, and a motor industry figure with an impossibly superb moniker gets a mention. 
September 16, 2021
Makepeace & Ruppert's XR3i
This week's episode features cleaning tips from David (no, it's not 'get someone else to do it'), a big garage bill for James, and a difference of opinions on Banger or Classic. Elsewhere, a couple of cheap to buy V8s are spotted, the lads consider whether or not they should become the new Starsky & Hutch (James decides he'd rather pair up with Glynis Barber), and a salesman struggles with a Citroën Pluriel's roof.
September 09, 2021
My Unimog is full of eels...
In this week's episode, David is on hand to dispense more marriage guidance tips, James reminisces about an Amazon (not the distribution company nor the archaic Volvo), and Charlie Watts is remembered. An attempted amphibious vehicle challenge hits a snag, so the lads decide to seek out Unimogs instead; the Vauxhall Cavalier appears before the Banger or Classic jury; pop songs in motoring commercials are (over) analysed, James waxes lyrical about the Suzuki Jimny, and David somehow refrains from dropping a broken piano on an MX5...
September 02, 2021
Sanctified Ancient Old Maestro
And so to the 27th episode of Bangers & Classics which, we regret to say, is not being presented by Martin Freeman and Duncan Bannatyne. Also not appearing are The KLF, Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann. On the plus side (it says here), the Austin Maestro's fate is decided in 'Banger or Classic', the lads each go in search of a classic hot hatch, with predictable results, before deciding on which film car to accept from an anonymous (but sadly fictional) benefactor, and David takes his life in his hands by relating a story about his other half. Oh, and there's something for motorsport fans too...
August 26, 2021
Lada Di Dah
In this week's episode of Bangers & Classics, James spots a Unimog that may or may not belong to Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson, David wonders if there's a link between Nick Straker and UFO, and tribute is paid to Graham Robson. The Volvo 480 ES faces its moment of truth in front of the Banger or Classic jury – will it be on the receiving end of a clogging or will its pop-up lights come to the rescue? The Lada Niva is compared to the Range Rover, its erstwhile rival in (cold) war and peace, and remakes are discussed: will the lads come around to the manufacturers' way of thinking or is it the case that even Crayford Engineering couldn't convert them...
August 19, 2021
Special edition: The B&C European Nations Classic Cup Prize Draw
The lads conduct the draw for the prize winners and then talk a bit about punk rock. 
August 13, 2021
New Harvest Gold Dream
In this, the 25th edition of Bangers & Classics (a fact somehow overlooked by the lads when recording it...), David eyes a life on the boating pond waves, James's ancestral pile is infested by Morgans, British Leyland manage to mess things up on the other side of the world, and classic American station wagons are discussed, which gives James the chance to dust off his favourite book. Oh, and the Peugeot 405 strides into the Banger or Classic courtroom, but will the lads notice its presence?
August 12, 2021
B&C European Nations Classic Cup Semi-Final Draw
Four cars/countries left. Who will play whom for a spot in the final. James Ruppert makes the all-important draw. 
August 06, 2021
Little Red, White & Blue Corvettes
In this supersized edition of Bangers & Classics, David celebrates an anniversary, James digs out his water wings, and a handily-placed time machine takes the lads back to the 1970s where, before being evicted from the decade, they take a close look at motoring in the 70s and 'persuade' the Rover SD1 to appear before the banger or classic Grand Jury. They then nip across to Cape Canaveral to explain why so many astronauts drove Corvettes and take their usual haphazard look at car manufacturers who didn't just make cars...
August 05, 2021
Cappuccino and Chips
In the latest episode of Bangers & Classics, James worries about a shark attack on his bank account, David spots a Viper, and a Beagle lunches on an Imp. Elsewhere, the lads look at the cars from the Bond films, discover just how BL managed to shift so many Metros, and try to figure out if buying a Cappuccino is a Smart move or whether you'd do better to put your money in Bonds. The draw for the European Classic Nations Cup is made (will England avoid Germany?), and the BMW Z3 rolls off the set of Goldeneye and into the Banger or Classic courtroom.
July 29, 2021
Feet of Clay Regazzoni
In this week's edition of Bangers & Classics, David leaves a court via the bin shelter, James spies on a military convoy, the ghost of Euro 2020 pops in and announces a new competition, the Triumph Dolomite has a Banger or Classic shaped mountain to climb, the lads reminisce about old-school F1, and the Renault 5 GT Turbo regrows its mullet, pulls on its favourite ripped jeans and resumes its battle with the Peugeot 205 GTI.
July 22, 2021
Monte Carlo or Rust...
In this week's bumper (or should that be fender?) edition of Bangers & Classics, the lads pay tribute to Carlos Reutemann, James pulls on his stringback gloves and enthuses over a Bentley, David dons his string vest and raves about a Lotus (hint: it's not the Emira), and the Lancia Beta appears before the Banger or Classic beaks; will it emerge triumphant or will it be banished to the salt mines? Elsewhere, two famous British designs, neither of which has a full complement of wheels,  are remembered, and the world's most expensive Escort Ghia heads off to sunnier climes (and, no, we don't mean Bognor Regis...)
July 15, 2021
Boys from the Two-Lane Blacktop
In episode 20 of Bangers & Classics, the boys try to figure out if E10 is the latest boy band from East London or just HMG's idea of a bad joke, James Taylor and a Beach Boy are outcooled by Warren Oates in the California sun, Martians take over a Citroën factory, the Vauxhall Nova pleads its case before a Burberry-clad Banger or Classic jury, James reveals the latest entries in his car spotter's notebook, David wears a disguise to the shops, and the safety (or otherwise) of old cars is discussed.
July 08, 2021
Cheeseman, we have a Probe-lem...
In this, the 19th episode of Bangers & Classics, David unveils his personal theory about how Autozam AZ-1s were imported to the UK, James dodges an irate phone call from the 911 Owner's Club, the credentials of a certain 1990s Ford are, ahem, probed by the Banger or Classic inquisitors,  the allure of poverty-spec models is debated, the Fiat Barchetta sails into port to take on the MX-5, James buys a woolly hat, a notebook and thermos and embraces his new life as a Land Rover spotter, and David tries to start a petition. 
July 01, 2021
BangerVision 2021: the results
In this special edition of Bangers & Classics, we reveal which car was voted as the worst of this year's contenders in the BangerVision Car Contest AND the draw is held to determine the prize winner. It's gripping stuff (it says here)...
June 25, 2021
Sergeant Pepper's Lovely Astra Club Van
In this episode, a polarising Porsche and the second most annoying yuppie couple from 1980s British TV adverts end up in the dock. Not to be outdone, John Lennon ends up in a ditch, Paul McCartney is the unwitting victim of Beatlemania (featuring a VW Beetle), and a 1970s BMW comes over all pugilistic. Elsewhere, David thinks it's his lucky day when he stumbles across a trio of British classics but it's James who drives off into the sunset with the girl.
June 24, 2021
Eric & Ernie's Garage
Episode 17 of Bangers & Classics, the podcast which hits all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order. This week, the Metro finds itself in the dock before the Banger or Classic adjudicators, the lads launch the world's greatest (it says here) car contest, James takes off his beard and goes undercover, David wins a prestigious award for sartorial inelegance, Eric Morecambe's gearbox is discussed, and another challenge is attempted, with the usual outcome...
June 17, 2021
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
In this week's shambolic episode, the lads are confronted by more technical issues; maybe it'd help if they put 50p in the meter. But amid the chaos, not one but two coupes are offered up to the Banger or Classic inquisitors, there's news from Norway about Tesla, James sells a car to a film producer, Charlton Heston is tipped for a starring role in the Bangers & Classics film, David returns to an old obsession, the worst mass-produced car of the 70s and 80s is named (owners of Allegros, Princesses and Marinas can rest easy), favourite driving roads are discussed, and the lads decide to set up a new airline.
June 10, 2021
Bridgehead Revisited
In this week's Bangers and Classics, the lads hit technical problems, someone crashes both of David's cars simultaneously, and James makes up for a flat battery by getting himself all wound up about timepieces. The Alfa Romeo 166 finds itself in the dock in 'Banger or Classic', James, having donned his best tweed suit and brogues, presents the gentleman's guide to 1980s BMWs and then joins a *somewhat* more casually attired (think Steptoe on dress-down Friday) David to discuss the future of car sales in the UK. Oh, and the Bangers and Classics klaxon finally gets an airing...
June 03, 2021
Ryton, we have a problem...
In this, the 14th episode of Bangers & Classics, the lads each undertake a challenge, with wholly predictable results, James attends a party but is thwarted in his quest for a nice Bristol, David's attempt to take a sultry French model home has a similar outcome, a car that probably wasn't driven by an astronaut finds itself under the 'Banger or Classic' microscope, and James dons his favourite cravat and presents the definitive guide to Land Rover etiquette. 
May 27, 2021
Breakfast at Epiphanies
It's the 13th episode of Bangers & Classics, but the lads aren't worried. After all, what could go wrong? Well...apart from a mob carrying flaming torches and pitchforks descending on B&C headquarters, things go pretty much as usual: James is awarded an OBD for services to beards, David obsesses about trousers, listeners are subjected to one of the worst puns in recorded history, David takes on the Red Baron (or is it the red barns?) and James makes yet another shocking admission. Oh, and there's some stuff about cars too...
May 20, 2021
Double O Seven Series
A crackerjack of an episode, in which James sneaks up on another MGB GT before making a startling admission about a Lotus Esprit, David gets frozen out by a Rover 213, and the lads find new wheels for both Snake Plissken and Audrey Hepburn. There's animal crackers when David talks about a duck and James reminisces about a ferret, and in a shocking development Bangers and Classics is taken over by a military junta equipped with Toyota Hiluxes...
May 13, 2021
The Ballad(e) of the Rover 213
In this action-packed (it says here) episode...James encounters an MGB GT with added M appeal, the boys re-ignite the rubber v. chrome bumper debate, Pandora's Box is opened when the Rover SD3 (or is it a Honda?) gets the banger or classic treatment, David tells of being denied a flight in a hovercraft (which may or may not have been full of eels), James eagerly anticipates being offered a flight in a car, a lot of old pony is spoken about the Ford Mustang, and the lads cruise down a couple of technological blind alleys in their American land yacht. 
May 06, 2021
Whatever Became Of Eddie Riff?
In this, the tenth episode of Bangers and Classics, it's High Noon for the TR7 as the boys decide whether it's a Banger or a Classic; James has a breakdown, reveals his alter ego and then embarks on an examination of every special edition of the Vauxhall Nova; David tries to keep things real by talking about limited edition cars but ends up yakking on about a forthcoming book; and some of the finest car magazines no longer in existence come under the spotlight. Just the usual mayhem, then...
April 29, 2021
The Long Good Robin Friday
On this week's Bangers and Classics, is James a Sharp Dressed Man? Does David really wear an anorak whilst podcasting? Who played keepy-uppy using Davy Jones of the Monkees as the ball? What's David's new obsession, and was James really rugby-tackled at Wembley? Oh, and there's some car stuff as well...
April 22, 2021
The Lee Marvin Roofrack Experience
In the latest star-studded but typically anarchic episode of Bangers & Classics (featuring Dave Prowse, Donald Pleasence, Benny Hill and Lee Marvin), the lads give advice on how to (and how not to) transport a rat, decide to set up a car hire firm with a suitably idiosyncratic USP, and talk about Bristols, 1990s SEAT Ibizas and Public Information Films.
April 15, 2021
Do Androids Dream of Electricity Cars?
This is the one where James and David deny the inevitability of electricity as credible propulsion by driving a modern one and probably will never be invited to try one again. The lads are agog at the prices achieved by classic cars at the moment, then compare and contrast good and bad classics This episodes involves guest appearances from a Bond Bug, 5GT Turbo, Bricklin SV-1 and some Beetles.
April 08, 2021
On Her Majesty's Stationary Service
Listen to the latest Podcast…On Her Majesty’s Stationary Service where David and James watch some top quality early ‘90s telly:  Tales of Modern Motoring, make some suggestions about buying a classic car, the shocking disappearance of ’90s motors, before suggesting how classic car Shows could be a lot better and give a shout out to car show stalwart Kenny. 
April 01, 2021
An Innocenti Man
Bangers & Classics Podcast present 'An Innocenti Man' with James Ruppert and David Milloy. where James admits to not being a Land Rover anorak and David claims to have been a model for a clothing line. Both of them can be considered beautiful flops like most Lancias and the Renault Avantime. Talk turns to milk floats and one of them turns out to actually be an Innocenti Man.
March 25, 2021
Hillman Avengers Assemble
This is the one where James and David talk wheels, are attacked by jet aircraft, ponder convertibles for spring, underrated classics and the cars (& ladies) of the SHADO organisation from the UFO TV Series. Find out more at
March 18, 2021
Sweet Home Alcantara
James Ruppert and David Milloy talk about the weird world of naming cars, how brilliant old car adverts are and suggest just what supercars their own comic book superheroes should drive.
March 11, 2021
The Hardline According To
The pilot episode, in which James Ruppert and David Milloy explain what a banger is and isn't, touch on the hideous 2009/10 scrappage scheme, recall the 'suitcase test', and compare old-fashioned buttons with new-fangled touchscreens. 
February 27, 2021
That 70s Show
James and David wax lyrical about the Austin Allegro, rust, bodged repairs, how to 'change' an oil filter without changing it, and car chases in 1970s films...
February 27, 2021