Gears and Beers: The Unashamedly Unprofessional Automotive Podcast

Gears and Beers: The Unashamedly Unprofessional Automotive Podcast

By Mitch, Matt, Joe, Joel
Crack open an ice cold beer and join Mitch, Matt, and Joseph as we drink beer and talk about cars. New episodes go live every Monday! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
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Speaking of the Germans...
We start off this wee by giving listener Adrian Pierce a shout out, and answer his question about what he should do with his current XH XR6 Falcon Ute; Barra Swap, swap it out for a BF or FG Falcon ute, or go for a mid-2000's Subaru Liberty Wagon 3.0. Joseph then talks about RAM celebrating their 1,500 vehicle sale in Australia, and starting 24-hour production in Australia too, then we talk about utes on the market, and our mate's NP300 Navara having nothing but issues. We then give another shout-out Matthew Cheney, who asked us what engine he should swap into his first-gen Mazda MX5/Miata. Joseph then talks about BMW announcing their M8 Competition spec, and explains the origin of the 'Competition' range, and why it exists. We then argue with BMW's claim that the M8 Competition is competition to the Porsche 911 Turbo. Joseph then talks about Gordon Murray leaving McLaren, and starting his own car company, GMA, and is building the 'successor' to the McLaren F1 (in spirit), called the T50. We then wind down the show, Joseph's wheels are now in Australia and are on the way to Brisbane, Matt talks about the dual battery system in his LandCruiser being wired incorrectly, and Joseph guesses what James Bond's next car will be in the next film. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
38:59
June 9, 2019
Save Manuel!
We're back for episode 101, with a new intro! This week, we start off by talking about hair cuts and fashion, of all things. Mitch then does a quick review on the Holden Astra VX, before transitioning into talking about Ferrari's new $1M-plus Supercar; the SF90 Stradale with 736Kw from a combination of a turbocharged V8 and 3 electric motors. We then briefly talk about Aston Martin and argue about naturally aspirated Vs. turbocharging. Matt then talks about Australian pricing for the Tesla Model 3 being announced, at $66,000. Joseph then talks about how you can pick up an Alfa-Romeo Quadrifoglio as a dealer-demo for $90,000 with only 4,00Km on the clock. Matt talks about the to-be Volkswagen Golf R Plus; an $80,000 300Kw 450Nm AWD pocket-rocket confirmed to be coming to Australia. Joseph talks about the new epic-looking Volvo S60 and V60 with a turbo-supercharged hybrid system developing 311Kw and 600+ Nm. Matt then talks about Jaguar killing off the XJ in July, and they will replace it in 2020 with an 420Kw and 700Nm EV. Joseph then trolls us with a $625,000 Ford Falcon XR6  advertised on CarSales. Then Matt goes on CarSales and asks us what the 5 most expensive cars currently for sale on CarSales. Mitch then talks about how the Lamborghini Urus, like the Kia Stinger, looks so much better in person than it does in photos. Matt then asks us what the bottom 5 cheapest cars are on CarSales. Then Mitch starts asking a question that Matt came up with on the way to the pod that he'd forgotten, until he remembers and asks the question himself. The question is in relation to servicing intervals, and why the intervals are measured on time and distance travelled and not litres of fuel used. This then turns into a bit of a classic Gears and Beers argument between Matt and Joseph. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:02:04
June 2, 2019
Machine Dab - The Drunken 100th Episode Special
We made it. This is Gears and Beers Episode 100! ### Pre-warning, we were anything but sober for this one! You have been warned! ### We start off with a bit of a montage from the last 100 episodes, before we kick off with Episode 100. Firstly, thank you to all of you for putting up with us for the last 100 episodes, we really appreciate it. We attempt to try and cover some actual news, starting off with Joseph talking about Toyota remaking parts for the A70 and A90 Supra, and clumsily transition to congratulating Matt on predicting the pricing of the base-model Supra being under $100,000. We then take listener questions, and argue a lot. Joseph then talks about the Hyundai Genesis G70 pricing being announced, and it turns into an argument. Then Matt's PT asks whether we'd have any high-powered car in automatic or manual. Mitch then talks about Audi planning to kill off the TT, and probably the R8, by 2025, which gets us onto talking about how the I.C.E. is probably going to be outlawed in our generation. We then take a few more questions, from Fitzy, Ryan from Knackers In The Breeze podcast, and Alice (Ben's Missus).  Thanks for listening and supporting us for the last 100 episodes, here's to the next 100!  Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:09:34
May 26, 2019
Back To The Supra
We're nearly at episode 100! But before that, we have episode 99! Mitch is back this week from gallivanting around Broken Hill. We start off by talking about doin' deeds on the company dollar, and general bollocks, before eventually breaking into the news. Mitch kicks off the news with Mazda, and their goal to become a 'luxury' brand with the introduction of an inline 6 and possibly a rear wheel drive sportscar, before we transition into talking about the media embargo lifting on the Mk5 Supra, and our thoughts on the Supra and the reviews on YouTube. Mitch then talks about his latest rental experience, this time, a previous-gen Toyota Corolla hatch with the 7-speed automatic, before getting back onto talking about the Supra. We then take a question from Simmo, asking us about our opinions on the upcoming Australian TCR. Don't forget to send through some audio messages to us for us to respond to on episode 100! contact@gearsandbeersmedia.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:01:18
May 19, 2019
The Good Ship Tomfoolery
We're back for episode 98! This week, Mitchell is away in Broken Hill for work, however Matt and Joseph have roped in our good mate Alex Fitzpatrick to fill Mitch's shoes this week. Joseph kicks off the news this week, starting with news about the new Mk5 Toyota Supra, specifically the two trim levels available for Australia; base and TRD both offered with the BMW 6 cylinder. There will be no 4-banger variation in Australia. Then, Joseph talks about the new manual-only $605,000 Porsche 911 Speedster. Then the boys talk about the latest change to the Supercar Mustang at the last 'SuperNight' races in Perth. Then Matt asks what Joseph has done to his GT86 this week, specifically an update about his new Rays wheels, and Fitzy talks about his car history. Then we talk about what beer we're drinking, and once again, to the absolute surprise of literally nobody, it's Great Northern. Then Matt asks the panel for their top 5 favourite cars, and then he goes through the list of cars that didn't make it make it through our knock-out rounds with Fitzy. Then the lads argue about their favourite car brands, Mazdas, ITB's and the GT86's intake sound tube, and their favourite Australian racetracks, and their least favourite car brands. Don't forget to send through some audio messages to us for us to answer on episode 100! contact@gearsandbeersmedia.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:06:25
May 12, 2019
The Full John Howard
We're back for episode 97! Getting closer to the big 1-0-0! This week it's just the OG trip again, we start off by talking about what beer we're drinking, and to the surprise of literally nobody, it's Great Northern, and we talk a bit about State Of Origin. Joseph kicks off the news this week with Ford inventing a product that literally nobody asked for, and Kim Jong Un rocking a Mercedes S600 and Mercedes doesn't know how he got it. Matt talks about the camo'd-up new Land Rover Defender, and even though it's camo'd, it looks awful, and Joseph asks what we'd pick between a Toyota 79 series or a Ford Ranger Raptor. Joseph then brings up the Victorian Police getting a brand new BMW M5, and the new US Hakone Edition GT86 special edition in 'British Green Limited' green, not British Racing Green, an important distinction, and we talk about Chrysler's 300C. Then Mitch talks utter nonsense about the new Toyota test track, and the new manual Aston Martin Vantage AMR. Then Joseph talks his well-oiled 86, Matt talks about his 105 Series, and his and Mitch's recent trip to LandCruiser Mountain Park where a mate took his 80 Series LandCruiser for a swim. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
49:00
May 5, 2019
There's More Ways To Skin A Cat
This week it's just the original trio, and we kick off the news with Joseph talking about Kia adding a 'Drift Mode' to a special edition North American exclusive All-Wheel-Drive Stinger GT. Then, we talk about V8 SuperCars, specifically the Ford Mustang SuperCar and how it keeps getting nerfed due to it dominating the Holden Commodores and Nissan Altimas, then we transition to talking about Bathurst 6 hour, and modifying Euros. We then talk about Ford and their Barra engine, and how Matt thinks they're over-rated, and then we educate Matt on the institution of Cavill Ave in Surfer's Paradise. Then Mitch talks does another Rental Review, and this week it's a Suzuki Swift (automatic), and we argue about fuel efficiency. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
58:35
April 28, 2019
Cavill Ave Fat Laps
We're back with episode 95! This week, to mix things up, Joel has emerged from under his rock and has joined us this week. This week, we start off with a usual bit of bollocks before breaking into a bit of news, starting with Nissan celebrating their 50th Anniversary with some vinyl chucked at their GTR and the 12 year-old 370Z. Then we talk about the new Focus RS tuned Ford Mustang from Ford. Mitch then briefly talks about a new luxury 4-door Ute from Great Wall/Haval, before Matt talks a bit about the 4-cylinder Falcon from 2012 that Mitch didn't know existed. Joseph then briefly talks about the new Porsche Speedster becoming a proper thing, as it was teased a little while back, before we talk about the 996 911. Then Joel talks about the issues that are currently plaguing his 300ZX, then we give an update about Project Prado, and it's not ideal. Mitch then talks about a Kia Carnival he had to drive, before talking about his quick drive an i30 N-Line (SR). Then Matt breaks us off into a a couple games that see us off to the end of the episode, with an argument about Porsche's and Nissan's in the middle. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:12:45
April 21, 2019
Reach Out And Reach Around
 We're back for episode 94! This week we're joined once again by Ben, and we've had a few bevs before recording this one, so we talk a bit of bollocks before breaking into the news. Joseph brings up a bit of news about our favourite Chinese auto maker, MG, with them expanding in the Australian market with opening up more dealerships and overall strong sales results. We then talk about Toyota Australia deliberately withholding the Mk5 Supra from being able to be pre-ordered in dealerships, and will only be available for purchase online.  Then we talk about Jeep already selling out the first batch of the Gladiator, and we talk about the Gladiator in general. Ben then talks about Labor wanting to inject $1 Billion into the D.O.A. car industry in Australia, and then we once again talk about Holden. We then talk about the cars from the Gosford Classic Car Museum being auctioned off in the wake of GCCM being closed down. We then talk about the cars we've been fawning over, and this week Matt talks about E39 and E34 M5's. We then change things up a bit. We were approached by Ryan and Barry of 'Knackers In The Breeze' podcast - A UK Comedy Podcast - to exchange random questions. Their question for us was about a Veyron, our questions for them are bloody weird, to say the least - Well, one of them is. Knackers In The Breeze is a great new podcast, give them a listen! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
45:23
April 14, 2019
Now We're Getting Personal
Alright, we're back on-form this week for episode 93! This week we're post all-you-can-eat-meat platter from the Bav, beered-up, and back on-form! This week we're joined once again by Ben of the Pencil's Ballercast, and we talk a bit of shit before breaking into this week's news! Joseph kicks us off with Uber introducing a 7-year age cap on vehicles used to Uber, then Mitch talks about the NRMA wanting the Australian Government to ban the sale of all internal combustion engines by the year 2030, which we think is complete bollocks, but it does start a healthy discussion about renewable energy personal transportation. Then Mitch breaks into a deeply passionate rant about windscreen wipers, and how bad drivers get even worse in bad weather. Then we get onto our poll from last week, between whether the Mazda RX8 is cool, or is not cool. By a nose, you our audience, think the RX8 is cool by a nose! Then we talk about which is better, the Mitsubishi Delica or the Toyota Tarago, which develops into a complete argument about how to pronounce "Delica". Then Matt talks about his adventures while camping over the weekend, and getting his LandCruiser well and truly stuck. Joseph then talks about Honda's April Fools gag-advertisement for their 'Pastport' self-spoof of their 'Passport', and then we talk about Australian car sales statistics being well and truly in the toilet. Then Matt makes us guess 2 cars (like 'What About This Car'), then we talk about them for a bit. Then we end on talking about our favourite James Bond's.  Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
57:21
April 7, 2019
Just Not Cricket
 We're joined once again by Ben from Pencil's Ballercast, and Joel is once again absent (as usual!), and it's a bit of a shorter episode this week 'cause we were all a bit off the rails this week. It'll be getting back to our normal 1 hour of pure bollocks next episode for sure. We then get into a discussion (argument) about Porsche, and whether the 911 is still a 'sports car' or a grand tourer that can play a sports car. Then we have a bit more Porsche news, regarding the new 911-ish Cayenne, and comparing it to the Lamborghini Urus. We then break into a bit of 'Show Me What You Got', and this week, the requirements are that it has to be under $7,500 and manual. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
31:20
March 31, 2019
The Best Shag Of All Time
We're back for episode 91! This week we start off with a bit a throwback to our older episodes, before we break into a bit of news and conversations. We start off with Matt telling us that he's finally sold his Subaru Forester to a dealership that buy people's cars off CarSales.  Then Joseph talks to us about how we can get ourselves a free 911 GT2RS.... That has some water damage. Then Joseph shares that Audi engineers are pushing to keep the TT and R8 in production. Then matt asks for a wildcard entry for 'How Bout Dat' before Mitch asks whether the panel would prefer a "perfect" car or a car that has "faults". The last piece of news from Joseph is about the new Corvette being delayed due to chassis flex. We then get onto the last few rounds of our game 'How Bout Dat'? Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:03:18
March 24, 2019
Rust Is Lighter Than Carbon Fibre
We start off this week with Matthew and Joseph talking about rum, specifically Bundaberg Rum's Banana and Toffee flavoured rum, and Mitch continues to drink Great Northern. We then start off the news with the new Ferrari F8 Tributo, which Matt doesn't care about, and Mitch and Joseph agree that Ferrari's phoned this one in. Mitch then briefly talks about Subaru's recall on the brake light sensor/port for the WRX, XV, and Forester. Then we talk about pro-drifter Daigo Saito already having swapped a 2JZ into his new A90 Toyota Supra drift car, and CXRacing in the States already working on a 2JZ swap kit for the new A90 Supra. Mitch then brings up the new Koenigsegg Jesko, a car claimed to be the first production car to reach 300MPH/482KPH, Joseph talks about the new Leaf from Nissan, and Mitch talks about RM Sotheby's auction of a record auction price of a A80/Mk4 Toyota Supra at $173,000 USD. Then Matt brings back one of our classic games, 'Show Me What You Got' and this week the requirements this week are $10,000, manual, and turbo, and somehow Matt got it wildly wrong (and it's his own game!). We then end this week with the 'Play-offs' of our other favourite game, 'How Bout Dat' Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:06:13
March 17, 2019
Mexican Hoon Cartel
We are back with episode 89! And this week, if we're honest, is a bit of a clusterfuck of bollocks, but that's okay because we're unashamedly unprofessional! This week, we're joined once again by Benjamin of Pencil's Ballercast, and after a bit of banter and beer talk, we finally start on some news from Geneva. Mitch then starts off the news about Pininfarina's new Battista, a 1,415kw (1,900hp) hypercar, and the 11,000RPM Aston Martin's Valkyrie which causes a panel divide. Then Joseph brings up news about the Toyota Hilux single-handedly outselling all of Holden for the month of February, and our favourite little Chinese manufacturer, MG, killing it last month, then we talk about - of all things - the Australian economy. Joseph then brings up Volvo limiting all cars, from 2020 onwards, limiting their cars to 180KPH, and then we talk about Adam LZ catching the ire of old-mate Tracey Grimshaw / A Current Affair after his recent trip to Brisbane. Joseph has even more news, this time about the new convertible version of the Mercedes AMG GT-R. Then Matthew has a story about his recent trip to Melbourne where he visited a Tesla dealership that had Tesla 3's on show, then Mitch briefly talks about the brilliant little Honda EV Concept being officially put into production, however it's NOT coming to Australia, sadly, and Joseph talks about the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster. Then Ben Ben asks Mitch why he has stickers on his 86; Cars for Hope, QLD 86/BRZ Owners Club, Mishimoto, and Boosted Autos. Ben then asks whether his Mazda SP25 would lose to a Hyundai Ioniq. We then finish off Mitch's favourite game, 'How Bout Dat'. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:05:45
March 10, 2019
Toyota Twin Fist
We're back with episode 88, and after our useful bollocks, we start off the news from the world of Toyota and their plan to compete against the GTI, RS, and Type R in the Hot Hatch market with a go-fast 1.6L Turbo'd Corolla. Then Joseph brings up more news from the world of Toyota, with them announcing the new HiAce, a vehicle that hasn't had an update since 2004. Matt then brings up some news (for a change), about Volkswagen Australia dropping $3,000 from 2018-plate Golf R's and GTI's, then we argue about hot hatches for a bit. Matt actually brings up some more news (clearly on a roll) about the next Ford Ranger that's been leaked, and Jetta being a Volkswagen sub-brand in China. We then talk a bit more about the 1.6L turbo Corolla, then Mitch gets roasted by Joseph over his shirt, before Mitch talks about how when astronauts spend 6 months or more in space, their driving ability is impaired back on Earth for up to a week when they return. The last piece of news, once again from Matt, is about Holden editing or removing comments on their social media, then Joseph tells us a story about his family's car buying habits. We then talk a bit about Subaru WRX's and Mitsubishi Evolution's, then we talk about track-slut 86's and BRZ's, and Matt and Mitch bitch about our shared hatred of our head units. We then play 'How Bout Dat', starting off with Nissan. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:04:46
March 3, 2019
Have Murciélago!
We're back for episode 87 this week, and this we start off by actually introducing ourselves for a change! We then move straight onto a question from a listener, and this week's question comes from a Mr. Michael Jones, and Michael's question is asking us what car he should buy to replace his Holden Commodore SSV Redline. The criteria is that the replacement car needs to be newer than 2010, preferably a wagon, and less than 100,000km's and a max of $70,000. We then answer a second question from a Mr. Taylor, who asked why clutches smell when you burn them. We then talk a fair bit about Mercedes and BMW, and how Mitch found sitting in a 2014 525d rather disappointing, and Matt talks about him finally putting the Forester XT up for sale on CarSales. We then talk about Gosford Classic Car Museum, and how it has officially closed its doors due to the owner and the Australian Taxation Office having a bit of a dispute. Matt then talks about his and Mitch's highly eventful day out at Bribie Island and what happened to his Toyota 105 Series LandCruiser. We then play this weeks' game of "How Bout Dat", and this week we start off my Lamborghini. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:12:35
February 24, 2019
The Whole Marilyn Monroe
Episode Hachi-Roku, and we spend the first 10 minutes talking absolute rubbish, and Matt doing some weird ASMR stuff... Odd chap. Finally, we start talking about actual topics, starting with Joel leaving his fuel filler cap behind at the servo, and he talks about a little bit of news. The news he brings to the table is Toyota releasing a British Racing Green limited edition GT86 in Japan. Matt then asks us 2 listener questions, from listeners. The first question from Bob is asking why the Ecoboost base Mustang looks "so terrible" compared to the fully-loaded 5.0 Mustang GT. We then have a debate about Australian car buying habits, and Matt and Mitch get annoyed with Joel and Joseph having a second conversation. The second question is about whether or not each of us like car vinyl wraps or not, and we talk about painting cars and parts. Joseph then talks about some news about Subaru's hybrid E-Boxer coming in 2020, while Mitch fetches some more beer. Mitch then talks about General Motors considering leaving Australia, and handing Holden over to Inchcape; a large multinational automotive distribution company. Then we talk a bit about Toyota Celica facts. We then play Mitch's new favourite game, 'How Bout Dat'. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears and Beers Podcast is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matthew Morwood, Joseph Riga and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:06:28
February 17, 2019
Cock Rings On The Front
We're back for episode 85! And once again, we're joined by the Short One (two weeks in a row!). Joseph takes point this week, and talks about the new Mustang V8 Supercar and why it looks so bloody weird, and not at all like a Mustang. We then talk a bit about V8 Supercars, and motorsport, as a whole. Matt then brings up some news regarding January 2019 being the worst month for car sales since 2012, however MG's sales for January is up 400% on 2018's sales numbers. Then we talk about the new Mazda 3, and autonomous driving tech. We then talk about Ford and Volkswagen getting together to make a smaller truck under the Ford Ranger for emerging markets, specifically South America. Then we talk about platform sharing tactics between car brands. Mitch then talks about Porsche coming forward to say their last 911's fuel efficiency being miscalculated due to using a wrong calculation of drag its co-efficient. Joseph then brings up the new Rav4, and for the most part (except for Matt) we like it, despite it getting larger... Again. We then argue over what Matt means by calling the CH-R "Quirky and fun.", and then Joseph talks about Mountune's new gear and tune for the Focus RS. We then have an argument about luxury cars, specifically Audi and how only the RS need to exist. We then get straight into our favourite and newest game; 'How Bout Dat', where we each name our favourite cars from brands and vote on which car wins. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com / contact@gearsandbeersmedia.com Gears and Beers is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Joseph Riga, Matt Morwood, and Joel McD.
1:02:30
February 10, 2019
The Head Is The Queen!
We're back for episode 84! And this week, we are once again joined by Joel, AKA Rent-A-Crowd. We start off this week with Joel talking about his Nissan Z32 finally being on the road, and we talk about other coupes too. Mitch then talks about some news, and the first piece of news (which later turned out to not be true), is that Subaru and Toyota at the time of recording having no plans to update the BRZ or GT86, then Mitch goes on to rant about the insane prices of small, old, Suzuki 4x4's on CarSales.com.au, and Joseph talks a bit about the 'new' Series 1 Holden Monaro. Then Joel asks a question about who he should insure his Nissan Z32 through. Then Mitch talks about the Takata airbag recall, and how the last 8% of owners with affected vehicles flatly refusing in many cases of getting it fixed, and Joseph talks about his old man's Hilux and a Toyota service centre refusing to install the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) cleaning button. We have a new game! Matt has come up with a new game for us to play, which should be a regular segment for quite some time. The new game is called 'How Bout Dat'. This first round of 'How Bout Dat' has us discussing Alfa-Romeo, Audi, BMW, and Chevrolet. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com / www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Gears And Beers is hosted by Mitchell Denham, Matt Morwood, Joseph Riga, and Joel McD. Unashamedly Unprofessional
1:00:15
February 3, 2019
Spit-roasted With Lockers
We start off this with giving Joseph shit for saying a shit beer was a good beer. Then Matt talks about what he's done to his LandCruiser 105 this week, and we talk about the wheels Joseph has ordered for his 86. We then briefly talk about Project Cars 2 and Pikes Peak, before transitioning onto a bit of news about the Suzuki Jimny and it's 3 Star ANCAP rating. Joseph then talks about the Kia Picanto GT, which we all kind of like, somewhat, sort-of, and then Joseph rants about the new Jeep Wrangler.... And for good reason. Then we talk a bit about the TAG Heuer Aston Martin DBS. Then we talk about Hyundai i30N forums up in arms over Hyundai dropping the 'SR' plate in favour of calling it the 'N-Line' badge. We then shout out Clint "Chemist" Meyer who sent through an audio message while we were on break, so, Joseph has a question for him about racing oils. Then we talk about the first Toyota Supra Mk5 being sold at charity auction for over $2million USD, and an auction oddity of a Mk4 Toyota Supra up for sale at $500,000 USD. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or Google 'Unashamedly Unprofessional' and you'll find us! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com // www.unashamedlyunprofessional.com Unashamedly Unprofessional
47:03
January 27, 2019
Plug At The End To Finish
We're back, and we start off with a shout out for a Facebook review from a listener by the name of Josh. Then we stop the blue-balling, and talk about what Matt has done to his car this week, and talking about 4x4 lockers in general. We then talk about the Project Prado! We're making progress, and it's very close to being done! We then talk about Rent-A-Crowd's progress with his Nissan Z32. We finally get onto a bit of news, and we talk about the 2019 Dodge Ram, the new Volkswagen Passat, and the Kia Telluride SUV. We then talk about YouTube, something we seem to do often. Joseph then talks about the military-spec Mercedes G-Wagen, the 'G Professional', a vehicle designed for government use. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and rate us on iTunes and Facebook! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com Unashamedly Unprofessional
39:17
January 20, 2019
Plug With A Thumb; The Toyota Supra Episode
SUPRA! SUPRA! SUPRA! This is our first podcast episode of 2019 that we actually recorded in 2019, and there’s a bit of news this week, and it’s GOOD news ladies and gentlemen! The new Toyota Supra has been OFFICIALLY launched at the Detroit Auto Show. We bang on about the new Supra, and the BMW Z4, for a fair bit this episode, and it was a lot of fun (there may have been multiple Great Northern’s had #SponsorUsToo). We then move onto a few other cars, the Subaru WRX STI S209 (US only), Cadillac’s new electric SUV (again, US only), autonomous cars at CES 2019, the Ford GT500 being imported into Australia by Mustang Motorsports, and then we argue about ADR laws. Then Joseph talks about the woes of his AP Racing Big Brake Kit’s wheel fitment with his RPF1’s. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, rate us on iTunes and Spotify! http://www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:06:18
January 16, 2019
Absolute Imbeciles
Our first episode of 2019! Thanks for sticking with us, and welcome if you're new! This is going to be a big year for us, we've got a lot of plans; stay tuned! We start off this year with a topic raised by Matt referencing Mighty Car Mods' 'Turbos and Temples 2' and asking us if we're team Marty or team Moog; R34 GTR or FD RX7 for a Japanese road trip. We then argue about the Countach... A lot. Joseph then talks about the live-action Initial D movie, and we transition on to talking about Honda Integra Type R's, and Joseph talks about his brakes... Again. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
34:26
January 6, 2019
Semi-Chub; the Car Of The Year Episode
This week, we recorded two episodes to cover the New Year's break as we're going camping (read as; excuse to drink outdoors). This is part one, with part 2 going the following week. We start off this week by talking about our favourite new cars of 2018, and we start off the discussion with Matt getting excited by the Haval H9, and Great Wall Steed, while going off on tangents a lot. We then end on talking about the V12 engine for the Aston Martin Valkyrie as featured on Carfection. We wish to sincerely thank everyone for their support throughout 2018, and we've got big plans for 2019! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
35:06
December 30, 2018
Christmas Spirit
We're back with episode 78, once again joined by Ben of the Pencil's Ballercast podcast, the Christmas Eve episode. We start off thanking everyone for listening to our bollocks before starting off with the news. Ben starts off the discussions with talking about a Subaru concept before we let him know our thoughts on concept cars (we don't like them). Then he goes through Motoring.com.au's top 5 most popular reviews on their website, and we talk about the cars listed, with our usual tangents. Mitch then talks about Hyundai introducing fingerprint recognition in their vehicles. Joseph then talks about Carwow's Mat Watson's comparison between the Lexus LFA and the LC 500. Matt then talks about the Camaro coming to Australia is the 16/17 model, and not the 19, and its comparison to the current Ford Mustang. Mitch then talks about the Gold Coast City Council cracking down on people keeping unregistered and 'eyesore' vehicles in the front yard on their private property. Then Matt challenges the panel that Volkswagen Automotive Group is the greatest manufacturer. Then Ben talks about Toyota potentially bringing back the MR2 in partnership with Subaru, then going back on the previous topic, we think that it could be a WW2 Axis/Allies thing when it comes to quality of cars. We then end on Matt talking about his new-to-him offroad trailer, which will get a good workout for our New Years break.
53:03
December 23, 2018
Mitchell's Missing
We're back with episode 77, and a man down; Mitch isn't on this week because he scored a ticket to go see Jim Jefferies. However, Mr Ben Sewell of Pencil's Ballercast makes a return this week in place of Mitchell. This week, the boys start off by talking about absolute nonsense, before starting off with Matt talking about what he's done to his 105 Series this week, and getting it scratched last weekend. Then, just to mix things up, Ben talks about beer! He talks about Newstead Brewing Co.'s new beer 'Ale-y Oop'. Joseph then talks about a bit of news. He talks about the new Jeep Wrangler's 1 Star Euro-NCAP score. This then develops into a discussion about how relevant the 1 Star is to Jeep buyers. Somehow, Ben has Hyundai car news... Which is weird. Then Matt talks about Hyundai committing to hydrogen cars, Skoda dropping the price on the base Fabia, and Mazda coming out with an orange limited edition MX-5 starting at $38k, and Ford not selling as much of the 2018/19 Mustang as they'd hope. Then Joseph talks about Toyota once again teasing the GR Supra racecar, then he and Matt educate Ben on the Supra. Then Matt asks Ben to look up the Toyota Soarer and the Nissan Z32, then asks his opinion as to which is cooler. The boys then take a listener question from Ben's dad asking what's the deal with Joseph and Mitch's fascination with the Hyundai Excel Twin-Cam (X3). The boys then talk about the new Civic, and whether or not it'll age well. Matt then brings back a favourite segment, 'What About This Car' on the Chrysler Crossfire. www.gearsandbeersmedia.com www.facebook.com/gearsandbeersmedia
55:49
December 16, 2018
Balls Deep, Getting Hard
We're back for episode 76 of the Gears and Beers Podcast! The first bit of news we talk about this week is the official launch date of Mitch's favorite car, the new Suzuki Jimny. We then talk about Volkswagen only committing to one more generation of cars with Internal Combustion Engines as they're focusing on electric, and we briefly talk about the new LIME scooters taking over Brisbane. Then we talk about Nissan starting to remanufacture a selection of parts for R33 and R34 GTR's, adding to the existing R32 products. Then we talk about Rivian and their new electric vehicles targeting offroaders with an SUV and a Ute, which gets us talking about Elon Musk and Tesla. We then talk at great length about GM's new Silverado, and we have a split opinion on its styling. Joseph then talks about his future track day mods for his Toyota GT86, and his wheel crisis and Matt talks about his oil mistake. We then wrap up our 'Nameless Game' by discussing our favourite engines from the game, and we play one last round where we try and find the weirdest 4 cylinder cars. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:03:14
December 9, 2018
Distinguished Alpian
We're back with episode 75, and this week we start off with some bollocks and then we rattle off what we're going to talk about this week. Then Matt clarifies his 'No Porsche' rule, before we talk about the new Porsche 911 (992). Then Joseph explains our goal of having a 'Hooptie Fleet'; cars that a sub-$1500 and iconic vehicles for what they are. We then discuss Suzuki Jimny pricing, based on UK pricing, and transition to talking about GM cutting 14,000 employees across the US and Canada. We then briefly talk about Jeep's colour-range, before playing 'The Nameless Game', this week it's V12 and like last week with V10's, there's a 100,000km limit and we can choose from used. The categories, as usual, are; Track car, drag car, all the money in the world, and value for money. Then we end off on talking about our Project Prado. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:04:18
December 2, 2018
Take It How You Want
This week we start off with the boys giving Mitch crap about working retail, then Mitch tells his small story about a news company in New Zealand unknowingly using his/our image for the article cover image. Then Joel talks about his recent run of bad luck recently, specifically his receiving a parking ticket and a bad experience at a wrecker. We then talk about Sophia Floersh's crash in a spectacular Formula 3 crash in Macau.  Then Joseph asks the panel what the last mod was done to our cars, which was just an excuse for him to talk about his new front rotors, which gets us on to talking about the brakes industry. We then play the 'Nameless Game', this time it's V10's, and for this week's episode, we make it open to any car under 100,000km's. The 4 cars Joseph and Mitch have to find are; Track car, Drag car, Value for Money, All the money in the world. While Mitch and Joseph are doing this, Matt and Joel talk about Joel's Z32. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:13:09
November 25, 2018
How Is That First Worthy
We're back for episode 73! This week starts off the rails immediately, with our return special guest Ben asking us what our favourite car-themed movies are, which insights some lively discussion about car movies. After 11 minutes, we finally move onto some news. We start off with a bit of news about Volkswagen's passenger vehicles no longer having manuals, including their performance range. We then talk about HSV's second go at the Colorado; the HSV Sportscat R. The Sportscat R features some red decals, pumped guards and hood, but no performance improvements. Then we talk about the Ford Ranger Raptor's television commercial being pulled from television due to it depicting super-fast acceleration inside a shed. We then talk about Jeep's Gladiator ute, a car that Mitch and Ben think is ugly, but Matt and Joseph like... Then we ask whether 1 chicken wing is equal to 3 (4) chips. Mitch then brings up how Mitsubishi has no immediate plans for a new Pajero to replace the current 20+-year-old model (with facelifts). Then we talk about Toyota Australia bucking the trend from Toyota Japan/Global in not wanting a full range of plug-in hybrid's as most Australian consumers aren't interested in them. We then talk about the update to the Mitsubishi Triton, which is rumoured to become the basis for the future of the Renault-Mitsubishi-Nissan Alliance ute platform, which would presumably include the Mercedes ute, too. And while Mitch, Joseph, and special guest Ben look for the best V8 cars; 4 cars each, for 4 separate categories: Track Car, Drag Car, Best Value, and All The Money In The World. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by searching 'Gears and Beers Media' www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:12:13
November 18, 2018
A little bit 'oh my car's not starting any more'
We are back for episode 72, and we kick off living up to our 'Unashamedly Unprofessional' motto before actually talking about anything worthwhile. This week we talk about carbon fibre conrods unveiled at SEMA 2018, then we talk a bit about SEMA in general and some of our favourite builds from the show. We then talk about class restrictions for some local racing series that Joseph competes in, we then talk a bit more about Joseph's racing. Then Mitch triggers Matt with a bit of a hot take about turbos, and not-so-gracefully transition to Subaru's (and Toyota's) recall on MY12 to MY13 vehicles fitted with the FA20 engine. Subaru says that the valve springs may fail and cause complete engine failure. We then talk about Chevrolet making a 1-off electric Camaro drag car, and segway onto talking about the differences between the used car markets in Australia and America. Joseph then brings up Toyota Japan wanting to introduce a subscription model where people can drive whatever Toyota they want depending on their needs at the time. No word on when that's actually happening, or if it'll ever happen in Australia. We then play the six-cylinder edition of the new game we've been playing the last few episodes. Joseph and Mitch are tasked with finding 4 cars each, for 4 separate categories: Track Car, Drag Car, Daily-Driver, and All The Money In The World. While Joseph and Mitch find their cars, Matt and Joel talk about Motorcycle Minute, the carbon fibre conrods we mentioned earlier, and the recent work Joel has put into his Z32. Then, we had to cut the end, because even for us, what was said, should not be heard by anyone.... :P Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and everywhere else by Googling Gears and Beers Media! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:00:55
November 11, 2018
The White Xzibit From Australia
This week, we start off by talking about ourselves. Then we outline what we plan to talk about this week, and our Rent-A-Crowd Joel talks about his new car... A Nissan Z32. We then argue, again, over what's better; Mk4 Supra or a Soarer, which then gets us talking about popular automotive YouTubers. We then discuss a topic raised by one of our listeners Seth, asking us what our thoughts are on the 400Z concept. We then continue to Nissan discussion by talking about Nissan's Clubsport 23 370Z at SEMA 2018... And once again we somehow get onto talking about dual cab utes. We then move on to talk about the McLaren Speedtail, an incredible machine that boggles the mind with the numbers it produces. We then get talking about rich people and their car collections. We then congratulate Matt on getting engaged... Finally. Then we talk about one of our mates getting his third Nissan Patrol... Before selling the other 2. We then segway onto talking about the paint on Joel's new Z32, and our opinions on colour-shift (pearlescent) paint. We then play the 3 cylinder version of the game we played last week, in which we need to find 4 different 3 cylinders cars; Track car, drag car, all the money in the world, best value for money. While Joseph and Mitch find their cars, Matt and Joel talk about the work Joel's done to his Z32. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and you can find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, and damn-near every other podcast platform! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
57:21
November 4, 2018
Eighth Wanda Of The World
First off this week, we give a few shout-outs to a couple people. Emerson of Pakin Imagery, and Seth who recommended us on Facebook. Cheers lads! Then we answer a question, that contains 4 sub-questions. 1) Best 4 cylinder track car? 2) Best 4 cylinder drag car? 3) Best 4 cylinder for value for money 4) If you had all the money in the world, what 4 cylinder car would you buy? We then gracefully transition on to the News, and this week Joseph kicks off the news with Holden halting production on the new Commodore and Equinox due to lacklustre sales and an excess supply. We then talk about Holden being "given the keys" to GM's entire range for import to Australia. Next, Matt and Mitch talk about a couple of exquisite cars they saw on the road the other day, then we transition onto talking about what Matt has done to his 105 Series. After Matt's MacBook deciding to do a system update mid-pod, we pick up and move onto playing a game of 'Show Me What You Got', before ending off the episode. www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
56:48
October 28, 2018
Sped Through The Meat - The World Time Attack Challenge 2018 Special
We're back from World Time Attack Challenge 2018! We start off this week with the usual rubbish, then we get into talking about our WTAC weekend. We talk about our arduous journey to the track, fighting our way through the marsh flies, our disinterest in the Show N Shine, and our love of the drift car garages. We then go on to talk more about the actual time attack cars, and the evening drifts. We cannot wait for WTAC 2019! Then Joseph talks about the extra-wet track day that he went to instead of coming down to World Time Attack Challenge (#DoggedTheBoys). We then talk about food, before getting back on topic about what our favourite cars were at the event. Then we talk a bit of news. Ford Mustang gets more expensive but makes 9kw less, but 9Nm more torque. Then we talk about the Mitsuoka Rock Star, a Mazda ND MX5 customised to look like a C2 Corvette. Mitsuoka is known for their previous work with the Nissan S13, making it look like Cruella DeVille's car. We then talk about Alpine targeting Alfa Romeo, saying Alfa Romeo doesn't have racing heritage. And we end with Matt asking us what imported Chevrolet we'd have if given the choice. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! www.gearsandbeersmedia.com
1:00:03
October 21, 2018
Pub (Lunch) With No Beer
Part two of our pre-WTAC recording session. When you're listening to this, we'll be somewhere between Sydney and Brisbane heading back from World Time Attack Challenge. We kick off this episode by talking, again, about the Cartastrophy365 podcast shoutout, then tangent onto talking about British television shows. Then, to mix things up, we actually talk about beer, albeit briefly. We then talk about why Ben joined us this week, and argue about soft-roaders. This one story took most of the episode, because tangents. We then talk about Mitch's car history and obsession for the new Suzuki Jimny. Then we talk about Matt's obsession with EcoBoost Mustang. We then talk about WTAC. We're driving down this year, and leaving Brisbane at the butt-crack of dawn (4am), and tangent about food and and a steakhouse without beer! Next episode will be all about World Time Attack Challenge, so look forward to that one. I'm sure we'll have much to talk about!
45:18
October 14, 2018
The Pope Sailed on the Porsche Boat
We're back for episode 67! This week we're joined once again by Ben, and Rent-A-Crowd is back to his off-mic position. We start off with Chrysler being killed off in New Zealand, and their complete lack of 'damns' to give on their website and spell-check. Then we talk about Mazda confirming the return of the rotary, but not how we would have hoped. Porsche announces the 935, a retro-inspired track-only version of the GT2 RS; with custom bodywork and livery. The 935 splits the panel. Continuing with the Porsche news, Porsche has confirmed the 911 Speedster that was teased a few months back. Joseph then brings up some news on Citroen saying they're going to be focusing on 'style and comfort', and after some bollocks, we talk about BMW releasing the new 3-Series at the Paris Motor Show. We then offend the Pope, and transition on to give Joe and the Cartastrophe365 podcast guys a shout-out because they gave us a shout-out. Then Matt gives us an update on what car the kid he works with ended up getting. Matt then gives us a brief history on Subaru WRX's, mostly for Ben's benefit. Mitch then talks about a Toyota 2000GT being listed on bringatrailer.com, current bid $465,000 USD with 1 day remaining. We then argue about what cars will be a future classic that will appreciate in value. We then talk about Holden Commodores of the past that we strangely still love.
50:06
October 7, 2018
Full Stancenation
We start off our car podcast with a brief discussion about Bingo numbers and accents in movies. While Hairgel goes to fetch this week's beer, Mitch and Matt talk about the new Audi RS5 Sportsback due out in February 2019. The beer Joseph supplied us this week is Toohey's Old, and it is absolutely awful. We then talk about the crash rating for the new Suzuki Jimny. Joseph then brings up the now Officially Official (again) Toyota Supra, and Mitch talks about Porsche officially killing off Diesel engines. Joseph then causes a massive argument between himself and Matt about the rear muffler in a stock 86 and its diffuser properties, both poorly using maths and science. We then talk about the wider 86/BRZ club, and how the Instagram and Stance community has tarnished the community. We then transition on to a discussion about 86's speakers and their sound quality, or lack-there-of according to Matt. Then Mitch asks the panel what they think the most revolutionary supercar of all time.
53:37
September 30, 2018
I'm Surprised You Still Have A Face
We're back for episode 65! The first bit of news this week is Jesse's VW Jetta from 'The Fast And The Furious' has come up for sale for $99k. Then Joseph brings up Ferrari's new Monza SP1 and SP2's, based on the 812 Superfast. We then talk about the new BMW Z4's range being officially announced, then Matt confesses that he likes the Fiat 124 Abarth more than the ND Mazda MX5. Mitch then brings up news about the new Gazoo Racing Toyota Supra variant being confirmed for Australia, then Mitch trolls Matt about the EcoBoost Mustang. We then have an argument about Mercedes' range, and Joseph talks about a drag between a Dodge Hellcat Demon and a Nissan GTR in Las Vegas. Matt then talks about the latest mods he's done to his 105 Series. We then play 'What About This Car', and this week it's about Civics. And Holden kills off the Barina, which gets us talking about Holden and the car market as a whole. And Mitch trolls the panel.
57:11
September 23, 2018
Pancake And Flattened
It's a slow news week this week, but we still find a bit of stuff to talk about. This week we start off with some absolute bollocks before kicking off officially. Joseph kicks off the news this week with pricing for the HSV Camaro that has just been released and continues on to talk about Queensland Police cracking down on modified 4x4's, and Matt talks about what the current standards are for lifting a 4x4 in Qld. Mitch then talks about Lexus being the first to market with a camera side mirror system with the ES. This then gets us talking about how long 'modern' cars are designed to work, and their future parts availability. Then Mitch asks the boys how it was that they got interested in cars, which we got into talking about racing video games. It's then a return of Joel's Motorcycle Minute, which turns into a few more minutes than that. Then Mitch talks about the 2019 Subaru BRZ update. We then offer some consumer advice.
52:37
September 16, 2018
We're Not Opinionated
It's the original trio this week for episode 63. First this week, we talk about Ford and the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 dropping the manual from the options list. However, what really grind's Mitch's gears is the sloppy journalism from a particular online outlet. Mitch continues the bad news this week with the next Porsche allegedly putting a turbo on the next 911 GT3 (992)... Which turns into an argument. We then briefly answer a question from a listener as to what 'O/D Off' means. Joseph then asks us what cars we're fawning over, which turns into a general discussion about trucks first. Then Matt and Joseph talk about what they've done to their cars. Then we discuss our plans to tinny-bomb the front quarter panel of our Project Prado (J90), which was inspired by the tinny-patch on the bell housing. One final point, we're now on Spotify! So you can find us there, as well as everywhere else good podcasts can be found.
58:18
September 9, 2018
More Than You Can Afford, Pal
We kick off this week talking about Holden, and Holden's ridiculous number of SUV's being increased by yet another called the Acadia. We then talk about the size of new cars today, and that they're only getting bigger. We then talk about 'The Grand Tour' coming out with a video game, that preliminary reviews are saying is rubbish, much like DriveTribe. A Ferrari 250 GTO broke auction records at Pebble Beach for selling for $48million. This then transitions into a discussion about insurance, and then we continue the Ferrari talks with the 488 Pista Spider, which was unveiled at Pebble Beach. We then talk about Chrysler, and how much longer we think they'll be around. This then transitions into talking about 'Merican car brands. Suzuki has overtaken BMW to become the most profitable car manufacturers (based on profit per vehicle). We then answer a listener's question about how much horsepower is enough and finish off by playing 'Show Me What You Got' and motorcycle minute.
1:03:23
September 2, 2018
We're Sorry
We're back for episode 61, and we have a full house as this week we're joined by Rent-A-Crowd and Mr. Trewsy. It's a slow news week, but we start off with GM using Holden to focus on new automotive technologies (presumably to be used in other brand's cars). We talk about a beer supplied by Rent-A-Crowd, a beer called 'Blue Moon', and we agree that it is indeed terrible... But Mitch drinks them anyway. We then have an argument about the AMG GT and the Aston Marton DB11. Matt starts a topic discussion, "What have you done to your car this week?", in which Joseph talks about his 86, then Matt talks about his Forester... And what's wrong with it. Matt then goes on to talk about the bar-work he's ordered for his 105 Series. If you made it to the end of this episode, well done, this episode was off the bloody rails... Even for us!
40:14
August 26, 2018
Celine Dion - The One From Titanic
In spite of technical difficulties, we've powered through and we're back with episode 60. First up, we talk about the Camaro arriving in dealerships within a few weeks. Then we talk about an Aussie icon, the Ford Territory, making a return but not where you might expect it. Mitch then proves he is utterly incapable of doing accents. Joseph then talks about the highest sold vehicles for 2018, Ford's F-Truck being Number 1. We then talk about the youthification of Mercedes, specifically the A-Class, which is basically an iPad on wheels. Mitch then admits he was a scumbag, and Matt talks about his new Toy...ota. You can find Mitch's article on Liberty Walk ruining the new Suzuki Jimny on our site www.gearsandbeersmedia.com We had some silly technical issues with this week's episode (thanks Garageband!), but we still hope you enjoyed it.
59:47
August 19, 2018
General Hoonery
We're back for episode 59 this week, and our first topic this week is talking about Holden's worst sales month since 1948. We then talk about Hairgel's hair for some reason. Our next topic is about a British tourist racking up $47,000 worth of speeding fines in Dubai, which turns into a general discussion of fines and tickets. Then we talk about Seat wanting to compete with Alfa-Romeo and be known as the sportscar company of Volkswagen Automotive Group. We then have an argument about driving etiquette and whether you should or shouldn't cut corners when driving in the twisties. Then Hairgel talks about the new Toyota Corolla's pricing and specifications. Matt then talks about his plans for the Forester, before bringing back his game 'Show Me What You Got' - Pictures of the cars Joseph and Mitch picked will be posted to our Facebook page, so be sure to head there and tell us who you think won!
1:00:12
August 12, 2018
The Original OG Trio
It's just the original trio this week, which was a nice change of pace. We start off, after giving Hairgel some shade, with some conversation from Mitch, asking what's the point of non-RS and S Audi's. Joseph then talks about the X-Class Diesel pricing and specs being confirmed. We then play Matt's new game, 'Show Me What You Got', during which Matt talks about his Forester's bash-plate saving his bacon over the weekend. Then we briefly talk about our WTAC trip this year, before ending with a final game of 'Show Me What You Got'.
51:43
August 5, 2018
Nur-BurgerKing-Ring
This week, we're joined by the now regular guest Michael Trew, as well as Ben Sewell of the 'Pencil's Ballercast' podcast. This week we talk about the i30N Fastback Sedan, Lamborghini breaking Porsche's Nurburgring record by more than 2 seconds, the Ranger Raptor's anaemic engine, and comfortable daily hatchbacks, among our trademark banter and bollocks.
57:39
July 29, 2018
Raptor Light; I can't believe it's not Raptor
Where to start with this week's episode, it's a glorious blend of beer-induced insanity and brilliance, topped with a healthy serving of bollocks and a side of ridiculous. Sit down, strap in, 'cause It's a hell of a ride.
59:00
July 22, 2018
The Automotive Equivalent of Flat Earthing
Thanks to Mr. Michael Trew who returns again this week, we actually have some beer to talk about as he kindly supplied some beers. One of which was bad, the other was decent. The first topic this week is Trewsy talking about his MX5, which once again, is broken. Matt then gives a brief update on the Project Prado, which is coming along nicely. Mitch then talks about the Ariel Atom 4 to be certified for sale in Australia from 2019, and then we agree that driving a car and driving a car are completely different things. Mitch then talks about Suzuki Australia confirming the confirmation of the new Suzuki Jimny coming to Australia, also from 2019. We then talk about old cars that smell of fuel, and old Toyota Camry's. Matt the asks a question. What JDM classic would you pick; FD RX7, R32 GTR, Mk4 Supra, or a (stock) S13 Silvia. Joseph then talks about Kia's recall of yellow Stinger's, whose paint is prone to cracking. We then take a question from Grant, one of our listeners, about tyres.
1:06:12
July 15, 2018
Fisting Hard and Pulling
We start off by talking about the new 2019 Subaru Forester which Matt and Mitch both think is ugly, and is not a Forester. Then Mitch talks about the new Suzuki Jimny, which gets us off onto talking about 4x4's, and later we talk about it being confirmed for Australia in Q1 2019. We then talk about E10 vs E85, and fuels in general. We then talk about Matt breaking the lower timing belt cover off the Project Prado. Matt then asks if you'd spend the extra $4000 for a brand new Mazda CX3, vs a used CX3 with a few thousand kilometres on the clock. We then talk about the i30N's current wait, and other hot hatches. Joseph then talks about the soon-to-be Mercedes Autohaus in Newstead Brisbane. Joseph then talks about brakes and brake cooling. www.gearsandbeersmedia.com For business and advertising enquiries, please email contact@gearsandbeersmedia.com #cars #news #suzuki #mazda #subaru #carnews #carpodcast #australian
54:06
July 8, 2018
The Problem with Aston Martin
Sorry we're late this week, life stuff and things got in the way!We start off talking about motivational speakers, like Gary Vee, before we actually talk about anything relevant to the show... But what else is new?The first piece of news this week is about the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.Then we talk about the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera which triggers Joseph hard, and we end up talking about James Bond actors.MG has said they're going back to their sportscar roots, by developing a two-door, all-electric, all wheel drive, Mazda MX5 sized sportscarWe then have an argument about sportscars
58:07
July 3, 2018
Paint It Black
We're a day late due to State of Origin was on Sunday night delaying the upload (we weren't going to skip on Origin, don't be ridiculous!).This week is the return of Mr. Michael Trewsy Trew, who hasn't been a guest on the show for almost a year.There's not much news this week, so we talk about our eBay Spec Project Prado, dubbed 'Toohey Ringpull', and what we've done to it.Matt then talks about selling his first car, a Subaru GC8 Impreza over the weekend.We then talk about Joseph's day on the track, and his future Jeep Wrangler.Matt then talks about his issues with engineering companies and their disinterest in working on his Forester.We then answer a question from Grant, one of our l
1:10:22
June 25, 2018
Screwed The Pooch
Somehow, we're made it to one year of episodes! We'd like to give all listeners a huge thank you, whether you've been here from the start, or only yesterday. Thank you for joining us on our bollocks and shenanigans.We start off by giving an update on each of our respective vehicles from when we started the podcast, Mitch and Matt have named the Project Prado, and Joel has turned into a bogan with his acquisition of a VT Commodore.Joseph talks about the aero updates to Formula 1 for the 2019 season.We then reflect on the two big stories from when we recorded our first episode, the announcement of the Porsche GT2 RS, and the Kia Stinger.Mitch talks about the Australian Mazda MX5 ND getting the updates that the Japanese version is getting.Then Matt talks about maps...Joseph briefly talks about the new 8 Series, before moving on to him a
1:00:55
June 18, 2018
Lively Young Horse
We made it to episode 50, it's hard to believe we've come this far, and still no end in sight.The first thing we talk about is Mitch's mistake from Tuesday night. While it wasn't fatal, it wasn't fun for Mitch.We then talk about video games, specifically Forza Horizon 4 following the E3 2018 announcement.Mitch then talks about the 70 Years of Porsche event at Porsche Centre Brisbane on Saturday.Then Joseph talks about the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept, which is absolutely stunning.Mitch then changes gear, and talks about Porsche, just for something different. Porsche has named their Mission E, the Taycan.Then Joseph talks about the engine update
57:51
June 14, 2018
Cars, Beer, and RM's - The Lost Episode
Matt managed to recover episode 49 after GarageBand's complete and utter failure, which is why this week's episode is late.We start off with Matt talking about his knee surgery, otherwise his weak excuse to not drink for the next few months.To change things up, we actually talk about beer this week, and this week the beer is Kirin Megumi.Joseph then brings up the first news topic of the week, which is Dodge Ram's 1500 Rebel TRX, and somehow this transitions into a discussion between Joseph and Matt about RM William's boots...Then Mitch talks about going to see the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS at Porsche Centre Brisbane.Then Joseph talks about California trialling digital number plates, and
1:07:19
June 6, 2018
Going The Full Rolf Harris
We're back to our regularly scheduled programming this week with episode 48!After the usual bantz, we start off with Matt giving Mitch the budget for this week's episode of 'Finder's Fee' - $7,500, but with a twist. The cars must be front wheel drive.While Mitch searches for cars, Joseph talks about a bit news.The first piece of news this week is that Dodge will be brining back the Viper in 2021.NSW gets new Highway Patrol carsThe last piece of news is the new F150 Raptor being updated for 2019.Then Mitch breifly talks about the pricing for the new 2018 Renault Megane RS
51:39
May 27, 2018
B-B-B-B-B-Bonus Round!
What the deuce? Two episodes in two days? Craziness!This episode is a continuation from the last episode, somewhat, and after a bit of nonsense, we start off with 'Finder's Fee'... After Matt incorrectly calls it 'What About This Car' a few times.The budget Joseph gave Matt for this week's episode of 'Finder's Fee' is $200,000.The 3, well 4 (kinda), cars this week are; 2017 Dodge Challenger HellcatMack Trident (truck)2017 Audi RS6 Advant2017 Range Rover SportMatt then goes on to talk about Ford Mustangs, and Joseph impresses all with his knowledge on Mustangs and muscle cars.We then get onto an argument about manufacturers and dealerships pre-modifying vehicles, which Matt finds particularly triggering with regards to cafe racer motorcycles.Like us on 
41:51
May 23, 2018
The Bold and the Beautiful
We're late again this week, sorry about that, but to make up for it, there'll be a special bonus episode later this week as well.We start this week in the usual fashion, with an argument, and a discussion about 'The Bold and the Beautiful', for some reason.Then we break trend and talk about beer, and this week, it's a rather beer that raised mixed emotions. This week we're talking (arguing and yelling) about Holgate's Norton Lager.If you want to skip ahead past our bollocks, skip to the 10:00 minute mark.Joseph gives Matt his budget for the game 'Finder's Fee', with which he is to find 3 cars. The budget this week is $200,000.00The first news topic we actually discuss this week is Hot Wheels' 50th Anniversary
56:02
May 22, 2018
Matt Fiddled With It
A few days late, but better late than never!This was take-two of episode 45 as Matt accidentally killed the first recording 30 minutes in.We start off with the news, or rather, what news there has been in the last few weeks since we last recorded. Joseph brings up HSV importing the Chevy Camaro, and how disappointing it is that we Australians will only get it with the 10 speed automatic.Mitch then rants about WhichCar.com.au's bastardisation of Wheels, Motor, Street Machine, 4x4 Australia, and Unique Cars.We then talk a bit about 86 meets, Subaru gold wheels, and Simpsons memes, and talking about ugly cars; particularly SsangYong, and Joseph impresses all with his Stutututu.We then do Joel's 'Motorcycle Minute' in which he talks about Erik Buell, some motorcycle guy.We finally get onto 'Finder's Fee', Mitch gave Joseph a budget of $35,0
57:23
May 15, 2018
Don't Smoke Winnies, Kids!
A day late, but for good reason you'll hear about next episode.This is the third, and last, episode in the three-in-one-night episode marathon to cover us while Joseph is in Japan.First topic, Joseph finally gets a chance to talk about the Netflix show 'Fastest Car', and on the whole he was positive about it. We then talk about car shows in general, particularly Top Gear.We then attempt to play our favourite game, 'What About This Car'. Matt completely failed to say what the budget for this week's segment, and we only talked about one car because we got distracted talking about fuel and fuel pricing. Whoops! Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on 
33:24
May 7, 2018
His 'n' Hers
This week is part two of the 3 episodes in one night marathon we did to cover Joseph's absence while he's in Japan.Matt finally gives up blue-ballsing everyone and reveals the car he bought months ago... We talk about this for a while, among semi-relevant tangents.We then move onto 'Finder's Fee'. Mitch was given $25,000 with which to find 3 cars to 'sell' to Matt. The 3 cars on offer box Matt in, which causes Matt a bit of grief.The three cars this week are;1979 Toyota Landcruiser FJ402001 Honda S20002013 Subaru WRXAnd that's it this week, we didn't cover much, but it was a full episode. Next week is the final episode for the 3-parter marathon, in which the beers start taking hold. Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on 
42:53
April 29, 2018
Crack A Tinnie and Neck It
Joseph is going to Japan for a few weeks, so we had to record 3 episodes to cover his time away. Episode 42 is part one of our 3 episode marathon we recorded in one sitting, needless to say, by the end of episode 44 we were pretty delerious... But you'll find out for yourself in a couple weeks' time.This week, we start off talking about what Joseph plans to while in Japan, and transition into talking about Honda S660's.Then Mitch wants to talk about birds, and specifically their bathroom habbits.We then discuss what the madman John Hennessey and his team have done to Jeep's Cherokee Trackhawk.We then tangent off of the Trackhawk to talk about the Corvette and whether or not it's a track car or a muscle car or a super car.Then we briefly talk about Porsche's sub
36:12
April 22, 2018
The Dog's Breakfast
After a technical hitch with the upload, and better late than never, episode 41 is here!This week we discuss Pagani claiming they're ending Huayra production with the L'Ultimo.We then talk about official prificing for the Ford Ranger Ratpor being released for the Australian market, and we were a bit off with our guestimation of $85,000 the other week. This then births a conversation about other high-end utes, and a passionate debate about the new Mercedes X-Class.Then we talk about BMW Australia leaking the M2 Competition on their own website, which looks like it's going to be one hell of a car.... And we go back to arguing about utes again.Just before we kick into 'Motorcycle Minute'', Joseph gives Matt the budget for 'Finders Fee', and the budget this week is $50,000. This week on Motorcycle Minute, Joel discusses how the German government is funding BMW (and other companties)
1:04:13
April 16, 2018
Tofu-Rama
We've made it to the big 4-0! This week, we discuss the news, we play 'Finders Fee', and Joel (rent-a-crowd) has his motorcycle minute (which turns into more than a minute), a new challenge has been put forward by Matt, and of course our usual banter.Firstly, Mitch gives Joseph his budget for the 3 cars. This week, the budget is $85,000.Then, Mitch kicks off the news segment by talking about the pricing for the Ford Ranger Raptor being released for the Thai market, and price guestimations being made for the Australian market.Then we discuss how Holden is stuck in the proverbial creek without a paddle, dropping 18.1% in February.We then briefly talk about the rumours surrounding the next generation GT86/BRZ which might, maybe, get a 2.4L engine.And Pagani open up a dealership in Melbourne, selling 100 right hand drive Huayra Roadsters, whith no other models confirmed.Then Joseph brings up some news about the Alfa-Romeo Guilia Coupe.
57:57
April 8, 2018
Milton Man-goes Down South
We are back for episode 39 of Gears and Beers. This week, we talk our usual shit, children's movies, cars, and beer.Mitch starts with wanting to discuss autonomous vehicles, and how the laws have a bit to catch up with the technology. This then transitions into talking about children's animated movies.Matt then gives Mitch a budget for the new segment 'Finder's Fee'. The budget this week is $7,500, and while Mitch finds some cars, we talk about the new Rav 4, Corolla, and Forester announced at New York Motor Show.This week we actualkly talk about beer. This week Joseph and Mitch drink a Spanish beer called 'Estrella', which is surprisingly decent for the cheap price you can get them for. Joseph gives it 7 VL Commo One-Wheel-Peel's out of 10.Matt then brings up news about XXXX aka Milton Mangoes potentially shifting operations to Northern New South Wales, which sparks a lively discussion about beer... And land values...Matt then gives a qui
43:09
April 1, 2018
Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
This is an exciting episode for Gears and Beers, as we have upgraded our audio quality considerably. We have gone from a single Rode NT-USB with us 4 huddled around it, to a Rode Procaster each, connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 audio interface, recorded with Garageband. We're still tweaking the setup, but we think it is a considerable improvement over what we were doing previously.For a change, our first discussion this week is about beer, specifically Corona and why you must put a lime in your Corona.We then discuss MotorTrend's decision to effectively leave YouTube, in favour of their MotorTrend On Demand subscription service. We're disappointed by their decision, but we're not surprised by this move at all as the writing was on the wall as soon as they launched their On Demand service a few years back. We than tangent into discussing other large automotive YouTube channels and podcasts, and the business of running a large automotive channel.We then tran
54:48
March 25, 2018
Junk in the Frunk
On this week's episode of Gears and Beers, we play Matt's 'What about this Car?', Joel's 'Motorcycle Minute' returns, Joseph's brings back his 'Automotive Word Association', and of course our usual eloquent bullshittery and tangents.This week's 'What about this Car' is the Toyota MR2 Spyder, which while we all agree it is not the MR2 you want, it is still a decent little car if you for some reason don't want a Mazda MX5.Next, we play Joseph's game 'Automotive Word Association'. The words this week are;TurbosCommodoreHyundai GetzMR2... Corolla... CelicaTailgatingWind-up WindowsGran TurismoWe then talk about and reminisce about Gran Turismo and other racing games from our childhood for the next little while.Then it's Joel's segment 'Motorcycle Minute' in which he talks about the Suzuki Hayabusa and what is rumoured for the next gener
1:03:05
March 17, 2018
Whippin' Round in a Pink Corvette
We're back for episode 36!It was Geneva International Motor Show this week, so we had much news to talk about, plus many arguments and tangents are to be found in this episode.Mitch has finally found an electric car that he likes, and the other guys hate it; the Honda Urban EV.We then talk about the Bugatti Chiron Sport, which eventuates into a debate as to what should be considered a 'supercar' and what should be considered a 'sports car'.Performax, a right hand drive conversion company, will be bringing the Ford F-250 Tuscany Black Ops to Australia. The price for which is $199,000 AUD.Then it's Joel's Motorcycle Minute, where he is given 1 minute to talk about his favourite topic; motorcycles.We then play 'What about this car', and this week it's the 2003 Volkswagen Beetle, which Matt concedes that he cannot put a positive spin on.Mitch then talks about Peugeot, their acquisition of Opel from General Motors, and a
49:41
March 11, 2018
I've got the PHEV...
After week off, we are back and with a fancy new intro and outro thanks to Robert Lee, a voice many of you I'm sure will instantly recognise.Matt's away, so this week it's just Mitch, Joseph and Joel. First two news topics this week are about Hyundai releasing pricing for the upcoming i30N, and their genuine pursuit to crack into performance cars and motorsport by acquiring the head of BMW's M and Individual divisions, Thomas Schemera. We think if you're going for a Volkswagen GTi, you should seriously consider the i30N. In fact, it wins our vote.We then discuss the new McLaren Senna, and the $530,000 optional Carbon Themed option design my McLaren Special Operations.We then discuss Holden's concession that their cars have also fallen victim to the Takata airbag recall fiasco. We than do Joseph's interpretation of 'What about this car' and we come across an absolute doozy of a car; a 2007 Mitsubishi Colt Turbo RZ convertible.Joseph then ta
47:33
March 4, 2018
Death By Snu Snu
We're all in the house this week, with the return of Matt after being hit by a truck (literally).First segment is a return of 'What about this car?', and this week is a about the P-Plater favourite, the '02 Mitsubishi Mirage...We then have caved in and allowed Joel, AKA Rent-A-Crowd, to have his own segment dedicated to motorcycles. The segment is called 'Motorcycle Minute' in which Joel is given 60 seconds to freely talk about motorcycles.It is then a revival of Joseph's segment called 'Automotive Word Association'.Association words;SupraGreat WallLug NutsTrannySuperchargerLamborghiniSuzukiNaturally AspiratedColin McRaeSocket WrenchWe then break into a bit of news.We briefly talk about the new Mustang as Matt wasn't with us for the previous episode. Matt then brings up BMW declaring that they will
48:20
February 18, 2018
Tingle in the Pringle
Better late than never, here's episode 33. It's been a bit of a crazy week for the Gears and Beers crew... And not in the best way. I'm sure we'll discuss the events in episode 34. This week is tangent city, more so than usual, believe it or not.First topic of the blocks is Nissan's facelift of the aging 370Z... Keeping in mind the underpinnings of this car (350z) is about 15 years old.Joel, AKA Rent-A-Crowd, asks the panel what we think is the best car name ever.Toyota has teased car lovers world wide with a monochrome image of the rear of a sports coupe, with the tagline 'The legend returns'... Clearly, they're talking about the Supra (FT1)... Or, at least, a concept of it AGAIN.Joseph then brings up the launch of the new Ford Ranger Raptor, which we all think looks awesome, and we think the EcoBoost engine is awesome too.We then discuss the pricing and spec release of the facelift update to the Mustang.Like
53:13
February 18, 2018
Horse Strength
It's episode 32, and we actually talk about beer! This week we're drinking 'Urban Crusader', which is claimed to be an Australian "style" Double-Hopped Lager, however upon further inspection, it might actually be triple-hopped... Further investigation is needed.First actual news topic for the week is about Porsche rumoured to be putting a turbocharger on the next 911 GT3, with 410kw over the 368kw from the current 991.2 GT3.We then discuss the new Alpine that Top Gear hosts Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan were driving in Monte Carlo caught fire, which gets Joseph talking about a Z31 his grandfather was driving that also caught fire.For once, Matt actually has a topic to discuss, which is asking us what we'd choose; a 2016 Toyota RAV4, or a 2018 Toyota Corolla, which isn't actually as obvious to answer as it appears to be on the surface.We then bring back a fan favourite, 'What about this Car'? And this week there's 2, the Infinity G37, and
1:04:20
February 4, 2018
Shrivel Factor is Real
It's a bit of a slow news week this week, but we persevere and end up with a great episode in the progress.Joel, AKA 'Rent-A-Crowd', is back and brings up a brief topic about a gentleman who bought a car from Pagani without receiving vehicle papers making it impossible to register his new Pagani.Joseph talks about Ford Australia following Ford USA and Ford UK in recalling the Focus RS due to the infamous head gasket issue plaguing the car.Matt brings back the much loved topic 'What about this car?', and the car this week is a special one, which gets Joseph talking about the rental 2017 Prado he had the pleasure to drive recently.We then talk about Mitsubishi, and how they haven't actually made a new car in almost a decade, however Matt likes them a lot... But it turns out Mitch and Matt are wrong, and Mitsubishi is actually selling like crazy.Then we discuss which 4x4 utes we like, which turns into discussing what is the next Real
58:44
January 28, 2018
Like an Old Marriage
We've made it to episode 30! It's hard to believe that we haven't killed each other by now, but here we are.We start off by talking about Hyundai's new Veloster Turbo and Veloser N, which were both announced at the Detroit Motor Show.Then, Joseph and Matt have an argument about turbocharging versus supercharging.Mitch brings up Sergio Marchionne's comments on the FCA group not going electric, or autonomous, any time soon.Joseph brings up the Toyota GR Super Sport concept car from Tokyo Auto Salon, and Mercedes update to the G-Wagen.Matt's one contribution this week is asking if we would choose a Land Rover Defender or a Mercedes AMG G-Wagen... Which turns into a bit of an argument.We then end on the Top Gear Cool Wall magnets. Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on 
50:10
January 21, 2018
A Beer in a Man's Hat
We're all here this week, Mitch, Joseph, Matt and Joel (AKA Rent-A-Crowd), and it's a properly interesting episode.We bring back talking about beer. We realise that we've dropped the ball in terms of the 'Beer' part of 'Gears and  Beers', so we're making an effort to talk about beer more! This week, we drink Great Northerns, a trusty go-to for us lot.Joseph then brings up vehicle modification laws in Queensland, specifically in regards to emissions and vehicle lifts, and insurance implications.Mitch brings up an article from the Tokyo Auto Salon, about Dhaihatsu's plans to build custom cars for women.We then bring back the Top Gear Cool Wall magnets, which leads into some intense debate/discussion. Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on 
56:00
January 14, 2018
Automotive Hipster
We are back! Well, at least Joseph and Matthew are (featuring the Rent-A-Crowd).The first topic of 2018 is prestige cars coming out in 2018, that Joseph goes through incredibly slowly.Joeseph then goes on a whopper of a rant about electric vehicles.... Then Matthew brings up electric motorcycles, for some reason.Matthew then brings up comparisons;Volkswagen Amarok and the Ford Ranger XLT. Kia Stinger 330Si Vs. Holden SS V Commodore Redline. Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSi Highline Vs. Subaru Forest XT Premium. Ford Mustang GT Fastback Vs. Holden SS V Commodore Redline. Volkswagen Amarok Vs. Holden Colorado Vs. Isuzu DMAX Vs. Toyota Hilux Vs. Ford Ranger Vs. Mitsubishi Triton.The Rent-A-Crowd, Joel, then brings up his own topic of visiting supercar factories in Europe. Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on 
51:15
January 8, 2018
Trump Clues
We are back to our regularly scheduled programming!This week, Matt teases us with clues as to which car he is in the process of buying, and we spend 20 minutes trying to work out what car he is buying.We then talk about the Kia Stinger's ANCAP safety rating, which turns into a bit of a rant, which then transitions into a rant about the new Commodore and their marketing campaign.Lastly we talk about the new Jeeb Cherokee Trackhawk, which causes a divided opinion between us 3.Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on Instagram! / Apple Podcasts / TuneIn Radio
41:15
December 17, 2017
Poundage Difference (bad audio quality)
As we said in the in the introduction to this episode, the audio quality of this episode leaves a bit to be desired. However, the actual content is quality.We start this week's episode with a 5 minute argument about unequal length headers versus equal length headers on Subaru's.We then discuss the new McLaren Senna, which causes mixed opinions from us, and the Lamborghini Urus makes us all angry for many reasons.Joseph brings up HSV and the future of the performance arm of Holden, or as Joseph calls it the "Bogan M Division", which then tangets onto the Chevy Camaro coming to Australia (which turns into an argument between Matt and Joseph).Joseph then bursts a blood vessel raging about Wheels and Motor Magazine and their blantant bias towards Holden when they compare any vehicle with a Commodore.We then do the much loved Top Gear Cool Wall magnets.If you made it to the end, we hope you enjoyed the episode despite the poor audio quality.
1:06:52
December 15, 2017
Send Noods!
Due to a technical error, this weeks episode is a little late...We have a special guest on this episode, his name is Joel. Joel was previously the Rent-A-Crowd, but has ascended to be a panel guest… And while he has never owned a car, he has drunk many a beer, so he’s at least 50% qualified to be on our pokey lil podcast. We crack into it with an argument about motorbikes, Joel’s area of expertise… Afterwhich we get on topic and talk about cars, specifically the LA Motor Show.We start talking about Mazda’s commitment to keeping cars about the driver, rather just an autonomous tool to get from A to B. We then transition into a discussion about the MX5, the 86, and the Aussie exclusive 70 Series Toyota Landcruiser.Mitch introduces a new segment called ‘Watt the Fuck?’, the first topic is Elon Musk sending his Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit, which is bloody awesome.Matt asks the panel “what is the most ‘Basic Bitch’ car?“, which turns out to be t
1:01:00
December 3, 2017
It's not Earth, it's Perth
Matt is back, and it's like he never left as he's still a bastard...We first discuss the new Aston Martin Vantage powered  by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 from AMG. Matt talks about his 3 weeks in Perth, featuring homeless people and a Toyota Corolla rental. Matt then sets the record straight on his position on Tesla, and electric vehicles after Joseph insinuated the other week on the podcast that Matt is anti-electric. We then talk about some as-yet unreported BREAKING NEWS from Lamborghini (literally nobody else has reported this). Joseph then brings up the topic (argument) of 'BUILT vs BOUGHT', which quickly dissolves into chaos and Matt ends up on the floor laughing. Finally, with the return of Matt, brings the return of 'The Cool Wall' Top Gear Australia fridge magnet game, which we introduced a month ago, but didn't feel quite right to do without Matt being here.Like us on 
1:00:03
November 26, 2017
This is Star Wars
It's still just Mitch and Joseph again this week, I honestly don't know if we'll recognise Matt when - if - he returns! This week, we discuss the newly announced Tesla Roadster which has a claimed 10,000nm of torque! Absolutely ludicrous! Joseph brings up the amazing new Singer / Williams Porsche 964 911, then we have an argument over which car make is better; Porsche or Ferrari. We then discuss the unbelievable prices on the BMW M2 Pure's options list. Then we let the cat out of the bag and talk about the car we've had in for review, the MG MG3 courtesy of Brisbane MG. We really like the MG3 and spend a good amount of time discussing it, we've also got a video review and a written review due to be out by the time the next podcast episode goes live.Brisbane MG; www.brisbanemg.com.auLike us on 
55:19
November 19, 2017
Fanangling
Matt's still away, so it's just Mitch and Joseph again. It's bit of a slow news week this week, because SEMA was last week and all the interesting stuff has already been released. The first topic we discussed is 'The American' (Mike Skinner) being killed off for Season 2 of The Grand Tour, which will please some people and will probably disappoint some as well. We then talk about the suspension on Mitch's 86 failing after 60,000k's, and how Mitch and Joseph spent a Sunday afternoon replacing both rear struts. Joseph introduces a new topic called 'Just No', in which he talks about a crappy billboard advertisement and a particularly ugly car for sale in a car dealership. We also tanget on Hyundai Excel's for quite some time, but can you blame us? They're brilliant little cars. Many tangents are to be found in this episode... So many tangents. Like us on 
41:05
November 12, 2017
Like Homeless Men
We're a day late and a man down, and we're sorry, but not really. In an attempt to make the quality of our audio better we ended up making it worse. Instead of uploading an episode none of us were happy with, Joseph and Mitch recorded a replacenment episode, and it's pretty good if we do say so ourselves. It's a little shorter than usual, but as your girlfriend says, length isn't important.This week, we talk about SEMA. The Kia Stinger GT is once again a topic of conversation, we talk about the fantastically interesting Ford Performance Focus RS Drift Stick, and Koenigsegg's world record for the fastest top speed of a production car. This week is definitely a triumph of quality over quantity, with some top quality bantz.Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on Inst
33:48
November 6, 2017
A Miraculous Equation
We couldn't start this week without first talking about the Tokyo Motor Show. We discuss the Sports EV and Urban EV concepts from Honda, the BRZ STI and briefly the S208 WRX STI, the cool new Volkswagen Up! GTI, and the 10th Anniversary edition of the Lexus RC-F. We briefly talk about the blue Stinger GT we checked out in a Kia dealership after the podcast last week, which neatly transitions into a tangent. We talk about Yokohama reviving their HF type D from the 1980's specifically for older vehicles with smaller wheels which are harder to find tyres for. We then discuss the possibility of the Nissan Titan being converted to RHD and may be sold in Australia. We play the fan favourite 'What About This Car', which suprisingly all agree is a cool car... Which spurs an argument about the Panda car craze. Then Joseph introduces a new topic, which should continue to be a fun one.Like us on 
55:30
October 29, 2017
RIP Holden
It's a good one this week. We discuss a bit of news from Toyota and Honda, we talk about the end of manufacturing in Australia with the closure of the Holden factory after Toyota and Ford whom have already closed their doors. Due to popular demand, we revive Matt's "What about this car?" segment, and also give some truly excellent consumer advice to a listener! There is of course the usual banter between us three, and it should go without saying, but there are many a tangent had this week. All in all, it's an awesome episode, even if we do say so ourselves!Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on Instagram! / Apple Podcasts / 
59:45
October 22, 2017
The World Time Attack Challenge 2017 Special
This is the World Time Attack Challenge 2017 Special! Better late than never! This week, we talk about our recent weekend down in Sydney, where we visited the Gosford Classic Car Musem and World Time Attack Challenge 2017. This was Joseph's and Mitch's third time attending WTAC, however this visit popped Matt's and Michael Trew's WTAC cherry, and they got hooked. Between record breaking laps, rare and historic cars on display and the track, and the StylizeD Show n Shine event, and evening drifting competition, it's an awesome day out. All of us love WTAC, and we all cannot wait for World Time Attack Challenge 2018!Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on Instagram! / Apple Podca
1:15:38
October 17, 2017
Culturally Sensitive
With World Time Attack Challenge in 4 days, we're getting pretty excited. But, to start this week's episode, we talk about the Koenigsegg Agera RS' domination of the Bugatti Chiron with their Zero-to-400KPH-to-Zero record. We then transition to Hyundai and discuss their new i30 N, and the 'N Customised' parts which will debut with Hyundai Germany. Hyundai Australia has shown interest in the range, however still no word on when we'll see the bits and pieces here. We then debate the legitamacy of factory-fitted aftermarket options, Joseph brings up the Tickford air-intake option for the EcoBoost Ford Mustang, then Joseph and Mitch argue about paint protection. Toyota has released images of their new 86 concept the 'GR HV Sports Concept' which looks like a parts-bin car, however it does have some interesting parts. Particularly the H-pattern automatic shifter and jet-fighter inspired start/stop on top of the gear shifter, and hybrid power train. Joseph and Matt then discuss the differe
1:07:31
October 8, 2017
Sweet Sixteen
It's absolute insainity this week, very little coherence to be found here! However, if you came to us for anything other than drunken sillyness, that's really your problem!This week the news is electric! We discuss Toyota, Mazda and Denso's partnership to standardise electric vehicles. Dyson (yes, the vacuum company) is working on an electric vehicle due for release in 2020, and rumours have it that it may not be a "traditional" vehicle. Polestar's close partnership with swedish car brand Volvo ends, but they'll still be offering performance parts for Volvo vehicles through Volvo dealerships. We talk about Subaru's limited and special edition Japan-only WRX STI S208. Fiat has a fancy limited edition Alfa 4C-engined 500, and Porsche smash the Nurburgring record for a road-legal production vehicle with their 2018 911 GT2 RS lovingly known as 'The Widowmaker'; beating the Lamborghini Huracan Performante by almost 5 seconds, and Porsche's own 918 Spyder
1:02:51
October 1, 2017
This logic is not logical
We didn't think we'd have much to talk about this week, as it has been a rather slow news week... But... Us being us, we managed to tanget off tangets and go a full hour. It's a skill, really. This week Joseph asks the question "Why are we so obsessed with power?" which develops into an interesting debate, with many tangets. We talk about the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde, which me and Matt saw on the way to record the podcast. This car gave the two of us goosebumps as we heard it play the sound of its people. We compare it to the base model and the mid-range Veloce, then Matt and Joseph make a bet. Joseph then starts a new segment, in which we'll be mentioning new under-appreciated YouTube channels. This week, Joseph talks about SavageGeese. We once again talk about the Kia Stinger and the new G70 Hyundai Genesis, however we all still agree that the G70 is the one to have. Then we argue about the Kia Rio and the legiti
1:01:31
September 24, 2017
Civilised Conversation be damned
It's Shit Beer Week! We think the shit beer did something to us, not only were we off the rails, the rails were absolutely nowhere to be seen! Off the rails, and off our chops it would seem!We argue a lot this week, more than usual believe it or not (blame the shit beer). We argue about the new BMW M8 GTE and somehow tangent on to the Honda S660... Mitch loses his mind over the Mercedes AMG Project One, which again turns into an argument. Joseph talks about the new Hyundai Genesis G70 sedan, which we all think looks spectacular (spoiler alert). We marvel at the Bugatti Chiron's Zero to 400 to Zero world record, we talk about the update to the Subaru Impreza and we fall in love with the new pocket-rocket Suzuki Swift Sport.Before we end, we talk about how we will be attending Wolrd Time Attack Challenge, which is under a month away. We'll have a lot of stuff to talk about after the weekend, and hopefully will record a podcast with Will from the Boosted Autos YouTub
1:00:43
September 17, 2017
Mysterious Utility Wizard
Somehow we managed to keep it under an hour this week, but we still managed to cram in some good stuff. This week we talk about Australian cars, and whether or not they will appreciate in value since Australian car manufacturing has sadly come to an end. We take a topic idea from Mitch's dad, what are the worst car names? We bring up some classic examples of car names where you ask yourself 'what were they thinking!?'', but there are plenty we didn't have time to talk about too. Mitch gets very excited about news of a new Suzuki Jimny due mid next year, Joseph talks about the new insane Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk, which we all agree will be epic, and then we talk about TVR's ressurection.Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on Instagram! / 
55:17
September 10, 2017
Have you taken leave of your senses!?
These hour-long episodes are becoming a regular thing! This week, we take a couple listener questions, one regarding the purpose of oil in an engine, another about the future of vehicle/race simulators - Both in terms of entertainment, and in terms of research/development for racing teams and manufacturers. We rant about the new, "new", Nissan 370Z MY18 update and NISMO edition, and talk about Geely's 51% majority acquisition of Lotus. We also help Matt, once again, in his quest to choose his next car; STI, Golf R, Focus RS, BRZ (modified), or Mustang GT - This degenerates into a bit of an argument between us 3 (as it always seems to). We also discuss, and rant about, Tasmania's extreme new 'dangerous driving' laws.Like us on Facebook! / Follow us on Instagram
1:10:15
September 3, 2017
No Foreplay
Believe it or not, we actually talk about beers this week, before we discuss a Facebook question we received from a listener; Lexus LC500 or Jaguar F-Type R, which would we pick as a Grand Tourer? Then we discuss the 880kw 'Hipercar' from Ariel, the new 'F90' BMW M5 and Pagani's final Zonda unveiled at Pebble Beach. We talk Toyota, and Joseph plays psychologist with a bit of automotive word association.Like us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  We're also on iTunes!  Check out our WordPress!  For business enquiries, please email gearsandbeerscast@gm
1:17:11
August 27, 2017
Kentucky Roasted Chicken
We've made it to episode 10! This episode, no beers were drunk, but you wouldn't know it. We take answer a Facebook question, talk about the Hyundai i30N being delayed in Australia (for no reason), the last Dodge Viper rolls off the production line, the BMW Z4 concept is revealed, and we discuss the tragic crash at Queensland Raceway which took the lives of two men Saturday night (19/8). Birthday boy Michael Trew makes his third appearance on the show, many tangets were taken, and Matt gets roasted (a lot).Like us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  We're also on iTunes!  Check out our 
54:07
August 20, 2017
Cockadoodledoo
A nice long episode this week. We talk about pricing for the Kia Stinger, Ford killing off the Focus RS and replacing the Fiesta ST, and Mazda offering a factory restoration program for their NA MX5's. We take a Facebook question, and debate what's the worst "feature" in mondern cars, along with the usual tangents and off-topic arguments.Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! We're also on iTunes! Check out our WordPress! For business enquiries, please email 
54:42
August 13, 2017
We all agree, Mitch Lost
On this longer than usual podcast episode, we take a question from Facebook, we argue about our dream 5 car garages, and Mitch talks about the car culture in Bali... Among many other off-topic tangents.Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! We're also on iTunes! Check out our WordPress! For business enquiries, please email gearsandbeerscast@gmail.com
1:11:29
August 6, 2017
Mitch cheated
In this episode, Mitch talks about his recent disappointment with a particular service centre, our return special guest Michael Trew causes a small argument about the Mitsubishi Delica, and then we have a rather large argument about which Supercar from history is the best.Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! We're also on iTunes! For business enquiries, please email gearsandbeerscast@gmail.com
41:19
July 30, 2017
Twist your knob
On this episode, Mitch rants about idiot drivers, we discuss the "new" Toyota Supra that has been spied on the road and what Toyota's plan will be for their performance cars. We also have a discussion about rotary's, and what the future holds for the engine type. Then we have an argument over the RX8, then another argument about what's better; Honda S2000 or Subaru WRX STI.Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! We're also on iTunes! For business enquiries, please email gearsandbeerscast@gmail.com
37:21
July 23, 2017
Once you pop, you can't stop
We are back for episode 5! This is the second episode of the tri-fecta we pre-recorded  to cover for Mitch's holiday to Bali. In this episode, we play the game of "What car does Matt want this week?", and discuss the merits of E85 and whether or not it's cheat power.Every week, Matt, Mitch, and Joseph sit down and talk about cars, and motoring, while drinking beer. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! We're also on iTunes! For business enquiries, please email gearsandbeerscast@gmail.com
31:41
July 16, 2017
Suck Squeeze Bang Blow
We are back for episode 4! We recorded 3 episodes tonight to cover for Mitch's holiday to Bali for the next couple weeks. In this episode, Mitch rants about Kia's abysmal advertising for the Stinger, consumer advice (of all things) regarding brake squeak, and we discuss the merits of diesel in a performance car, as well as whether or not Matt should get a Golf Mk7(.75) as a "practical daily driver".Every week, Matt, Mitch, and Joseph sit down and talk about cars, and motoring, while drinking beer. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on Twitter! We're also on iTunes
33:28
July 9, 2017
It's white and sticky
On this episode, we have our first guest! Michael "Trewsy" Trew. We ask him about his first car, and about his current project. We also argue over which Mustang engine is the best.Like us on Facebook!Follow us on Instagram!Follow  us on Twitter! 
1:09:42
July 2, 2017
2 against 3, it's a democracy...
Our second podcast is here! In this episode we discuss the Kia Stinger, the Honda Civic Type R, the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS among others, and of course there's the usual banter between us 3.We're also on iTunes!Like us on Facebook!Follow us on Instagram!Follow  us on Twitter!
51:09
June 25, 2017
Before me, you had nothing but stickers...
This is the first ever Gears & Beers podcast. In this episode we discuss our first cars, as well as a bit of car news. We're also on iTunes! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram! Follow us on 
31:39
June 16, 2017
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