Introduced in 1972 the Kawasaki Z1 - codename New York Steak - had four cylinders, twin overhead camshafts, electric start and a top speed of 132mph. It was also one of the best-looking bikes in the history of motorcycling. This was the birth of the Superbike and tonight my guest of one of the world's acknowledged experts ( and an old mate) Dave Marsden of Z-Power
Ford Model T, Volkswagen Beetle and the Mini. The three most significant, innovate and influential cars in the history of motoring. But none is loved like the Mini, the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis perhaps the only real genius in the story of the UK car industry. The Mini celebrates its sixty birthday this year and we've devoted the whole show to the best big little car in the business. Joining me in the studio Andy Harrison from Acespeed Historic Motorsport
Lotus, Morgan, Caterham, Noble we're talking traditional British sports cars tonight with Jonathan Jarratt and we meet Larry Houghton a man who builds clever propellers, award-winning custom motorcycles and has just completed an amazing one-off single-seater, hot-rodded street racer
Mick Honest has owned hundreds of cars and has an opinion about each and every one of them. Find out what he thinks of the Land Rover experience, dual mass flywheels, and the Morris Minor. and why went buy a Bentley Continental and Aston Martin DB9 and came back with neither tonight on Speedshop.
Lister Cars were phenomenally successful in fifties motor racing with drivers including Sir Stirling Moss and indefatigable Archie Scott Brown, Lawrence Whittaker talks Lister now and then and we're joined by touring car legend, Jason Plato whose written a book called 'How Not To Be A Professional Racing Driver'
You'll know names like Norton, Indian and MV Agusta but do you know Fantic,Paton and Arch? We're at the opening of the new Krazy Horse store in Oxfordshire where you'll find all those names and more. And we go for a drive in French countryside in a 1965 Porsche 912 to talk GT40s, twin-engined 2CVs and using a battle tank to commute into central London with collector, racer and hotelier, Martin Overington
We're at Bicester Heritage Centre talking early Porsches with James Turner from Sports Purpose and our guest in the studio is the man, the legend Bonneville Bob57 years on British bikes and still riding.
In this episode, Steve chats with John Hamer a fantastically talented metal fabricator who built a car with bits of scrap leftover from his day job and to Andy Saunders the UK’s most prolific creator of one-off vehicles.
Steve's Speedshop returns for season 3 with a feature on a '63 VW Beetle that's faster then a MacLaren F1 and, in the week that 'Framing John De Lorean' with Alec Baldwin as the charismatic car maker comes out on Blu Ray & DVD we've got a fascinating and revealing interview with the longest-serving employee of the DeLorean Motor Company, Barrie Willis.