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Steve's Speedshop

Steve's Speedshop

By Steve Berry
Informed yet informal chat for petrolheads of all persuasions with Steve Berry (ex-Top Gear).
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Micheal Ward is part of the small but talented team that produces Auto Italia magazine
Micheal Ward is part of the small but talented team that produces Auto Italia magazine.  He's spent his working life around priceless sixties Ferraris but what he really loves is a three-box seventies Fiat
1:01:07
January 20, 2021
Steve Waddingham is the official historian at Aston Martin Lagonda.
Steve Waddingham is the official historian at Aston Martin Lagonda. He also likes Austin Allegros, but don’t let that put you off’
1:06:00
January 15, 2021
Producer Paul turns the table on Steve Berry
Producer Paul turns the table on Steve Berry and we find more about the career of Mr Berry
1:01:25
December 30, 2020
Sam Skelton is easily the youngest guest we've ever had on Speedshop
Sam Skelton is easily the youngest guest we've ever had on Speedshop - but don't let that put you off. Not quite thirty he's had almost forty cars and likes big, wafty Citroens, supercharged Jag but can't see the appeal of air-cooled Volkswagens.
1:01:07
December 18, 2020
The Reverend Adam Gompertz is a car-designer turned clergyman
The Reverend Adam Gompertz is a car-designer turned clergyman who also happens to be a gifted artist. He owns a 1962 Rover P4 100 - perfect if he was the Vicar in an Agatha Christie novel - but, if he had the money would spend it on an all-electric Polestar.
59:17
December 9, 2020
Alex Reid Entwistle is that are thing, a returning guest on Speedshop
Alex Reid Entwistle is that are thing, a returning guest on Speedshop! He's the car dealer who actually loves cars and arrived at the studio in a gloriously pre-loved Bentley Turbo R.
1:13:57
December 3, 2020
John Quinn reckons his Bentley 4 1/2 Litre is the best car he’s ever owned. And he’s had a lot of cars
John Quinn reckons his Bentley 4 1/2 Litre is the best car he’s ever owned. And he’s had a lot of cars
1:00:51
November 19, 2020
3,000 miles in a seventy-year old car in six days
 Steve and Guy talk about their journey of  3,000 miles in a seventy-year-old car in six days
56:19
November 17, 2020
John Brown has owned over 3,000 cars.
John Brown has owned over 3,000 cars.
1:02:26
October 28, 2020
Simon Browse supplies cars for film and tv
Simon Browse supplies cars for film and tv and his fleet includes a Pierce-Arrow that belonged to a US president and a pink Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible. He's from Essex but let's not hold that against him.
58:59
October 21, 2020
Alex Reid-Entwhistle is that rare thing, a car dealer who's also a car enthusiast
Alex Reid-Entwhistle is that rare thing, a car dealer who's also a car enthusiast. He knows how to tell a story too, which is just as well because he's my - politically-incorrect - guest, on this episode of Steve's Speedshop.
1:15:23
October 14, 2020
Nick Larkin has been writing about classic cars long enough
Nick Larkin has been writing about classic cars long enough for some cars that were brand new when he started to being considered classics.. He loves the bread-and-butter British motors of the late-fifties and early-sixties and he's a big fan of buses - but don't let that put you off. 
1:11:40
October 7, 2020
Martin DuRoy has been a sponsor in Formula One, a team owner in Moto GP
Martin DuRoy has been a sponsor in Formula One, a team owner in Moto GP and once went to an auction to buy a badge and ended up buying a Bentley. 
58:21
September 30, 2020
Stuart Owen has hit 117mph on a Lambretta motor scooter
Stuart Owen has hit 117mph on a Lambretta motor scooter and talked Steve out of starting a fight at the side of a busy Autostrada just south of Milan. Find out how and why he did both those things in this episode of 'Speedshop'.
56:34
September 23, 2020
Barry Wills - the first man hired by DeLorean
Barry Wills  - the first man hired by DeLorean -returns to talk about his time with Lotus, Reliant and his role in the infamous Sinclair C5. 
1:00:54
September 16, 2020
John Gould has never owned an Aston Martin he really liked
John Gould has never owned an Aston Martin he really liked, thinks the Healey 100/6 is criminally underrated and is banned for life from a US hotel chain for an incident involving a swimming pool and a rental car
59:37
August 26, 2020
Lee Noble wanted to build a supercar you could use everyday and he did it.
Lee Noble wanted to build a supercar you could use everyday and he did it, with Ultima, Ascari and with Noble. Lee speaks his mind and tells it very much as he sees it. Don't miss his undiluted opinions this week on Steve's Speedshop
57:34
August 13, 2020
Philip Newsome is the publisher of Monopod magazine
Philip Newsome is the publisher of Monopod magazine, a talented photographer and once thought he could resort his Ford Anglia with a single aerosol can if met tali’s green paint. You can’t
1:01:51
July 29, 2020
Joel Mutton owns Bernie Winter’s Rolls Silver Spu
Joel Mutton owns Bernie Winter’s Rolls Silver Spur. Yes, the one he used to drive Snorkels around in
57:23
July 16, 2020
Nick Gales built choppers for rockstars
Nick Gales built choppers for rockstars, A-list actors and royalty. Jean Todt, head of Ferrari F1, threatened to sue him when he built a Ferrari chopper but ended up buying the bike for  Michael Schumacher. He's my guest on this episode of Steve's Speedshop.
57:41
July 8, 2020
Julian Nowill invented the banger rally - motoring adventure for the masses
Julian Nowill invented the banger rally - motoring adventure for the masses - with the first Plymouth-Dakar, which didn't start in Plymouth and didn't end in Dakar. He once flew to Moscow to buy Russia's worst car and drove it all the way back, on two cylinders. He is my - fascinating - guest tonight on Steve's Speedshop
1:03:13
June 24, 2020
Ruben Goulding used to climb mountains for a living, now he deals in classic British motors.
Ruben Goulding used to climb mountains for a living, now he deals in classic British motors. Instead of the scrapyard the terminally rusty get turned into desks, barbecues, and works of art. Even if beauty was never even skin deep, to begin with
1:01:51
June 19, 2020
Julian Grimwade went to buy a Ferrari and came back with a boat instead
Julian Grimwade went to buy a Ferrari and came back with a boat instead. And he's owned the Top Trumps legend the Monteverdi Hai and three Citroen 2CVs. But he doesn't like BMWS. Find out why on Steve' Speedshop.
57:07
June 10, 2020
Max Wakefield owns a Metro 6R4, raced speedway bikes
 Max Wakefield owns a Metro 6R4, raced speedway bikes and drove the fearsome 1200bhp Lola Beatrice. And he's just bought a pair of bulldozers. Find out why on this episode of Speedshop.
1:16:19
June 10, 2020
Simon Duval Smith sold cars at Autodrome, Europe’s biggest classic dealer
Simon Duval Smith sold cars at Autodrome, Europe’s biggest classic dealer, in the nineties is now the award-winning editor of eVISIONS magazine, and rides a Garley chopper in leather pants but has never owned a leather jacket. He’s my guest tonight, on Steve’s Speedshop
1:08:41
May 27, 2020
The Gran Torino in 'Starksy and Hutch'. The Lotus 7 in 'The Prisoner.
The Gran Torino in 'Starksy and Hutch'. The Lotus 7 in 'The Prisoner. Steed's Broadspeed (or was it?) Jaguar in 'The New Avengers '  Which was your favourite from television's classic era?  Fire up the Quattro our kid because, tonight on Speedshop my guest is MIke Smith
1:11:30
May 21, 2020
The BAC Mono is the street legal, single-seater that frightens Ferrari owners
The BAC Mono is the street legal, single-seater that frightens Ferrari owners. There a new incarnation of the Mono and it’s even faster. In fact it’s considerably quicker. Neil Briggs from BAC joins me to explain why and how they did it
1:16:27
May 13, 2020
Steve’s Speedshop tonight when my guest is Steve Hole from Total Kit Car
Meyer’s Manx, Falcon Caribbean. Gawk Gt. Never heard of them? Then listen to Steve’s Speedshop tonight when my guest is Steve Hole from Total Kit Car
1:04:51
May 6, 2020
John 'J Lo' Lomas from Blue Diamond Riley Services.
Iconic eighties hot hatches, the renaissance of Detroit and the great, lost marque that was the Riley, with John 'J Lo' Lomas  from Blue Diamond Riley Services.
1:02:05
April 29, 2020
Big floaty Citroens, turbo-boosted Saabs and the cars that British Leyland got right
Big floaty Citroens, turbo-boosted Saabs and the cars that British Leyland got right (yes, there were some) with James Walshe from 'Practical Classics' magazine
1:02:51
April 22, 2020
Rallying with the greats, restoring some of the world's finest and most valuable road cars and mastering the Yamaha TY80
Rallying with the greats, restoring some of the world's finest and most valuable road cars and mastering the Yamaha TY80. All that and quite a lot more with Rob Atkinson, tonight on Speedshop
1:01:20
April 15, 2020
What's the connection between a WW2 fighter ace, the world's long-serving radio host and the Queen's husband ?
What's the connection between a WW2 fighter ace, the world's long-serving radio host and the Queen's husband ? The answer is they all owned an example of the Coventry-built Alvis, find out what it was and who they were, on Steve's Speedshop
59:20
April 8, 2020
All things air-cooled and rear-engined with Keith Seume
All things air-cooled and rear-engined with Keith Seume. You'll believe that a VW Beetle Bug can run under ten seconds in the quarter-mile. Tonight, on Steve's Speedshop
1:02:18
April 1, 2020
The story of Soviet cars isn't just utilitarian transport
The story of Soviet cars isn't just utilitarian transport. Alongside the Ladas and Trabants there were Chaikas, ZILs, and the mighty, rear-engineD, air-cooled V8 Tatras - but only for the high-ups. Yes, all comrades were equal - of course -but...well, you know the rest. Oh, and high-performance seventies Vauxhalls. Tonight, on Steves Speedshop
1:03:55
March 25, 2020
Adrian Hall’s Ford Escort left the factory with around 65bhp - it’s now limited to 500bhp
Adrian Hall’s Ford Escort left the factory with around 65bhp - it’s now limited to 500bhp. He’s owned for over thirty, it was unbelievably the car he learnt to drive in. He’s my guest tonight
1:02:35
March 18, 2020
Like motorbikes? Yearn for adventure?
Like motorbikes? Yearn for adventure? Great, you'll love this episode because its all about motorcycles and being adventurous on them
1:01:45
March 11, 2020
The Worlds Fastest Jenson
In the mid-sixties the Jensen CV8  was the fastest four-seater car on the planet. After a quarter-of-a-million miles with it's first owner this one headed for the Bonneville Salt Flats with a chap called Ian Northeast behind the wheel to claim the title. World's Fastest Jensen. 
1:01:57
March 5, 2020
John Sykes has the most eclectic collection we've ever seen
John Sykes has the most eclectic collection we've ever seen. So expect chat about pink Jags, WW2 Fighter trainers and a 50cc chopper sentenced to death by the Cheshire Police.
59:53
February 26, 2020
Junkyard Tom is the most enthusiastic man I've ever met
Junkyard Tom is the most enthusiastic man I've ever met. His daily driver is an Austin-Healey Sprite with no doors or windows and his Sunday car is a Wolsley. What d'you mean, you never heard of 'em?   
55:51
February 19, 2020
Steam Power ?
Graham Sykes wants to go very fast but he wants to do it sustainably and he wants to do with... steam.
57:15
February 14, 2020
Andy Middlehurst has had an incredible motor racing career first on bikes!
Andy Middlehurst has had an incredible motor racing career first on bikes, then in rallying, he was a works driver in the BTCC. Today he's still racing - and winning - in Historic Formula One. Don't miss this one...
1:05:38
February 5, 2020
John Pogson has lived and breathed Ferraris for over forty years
John Pogson has lived and breathed Ferraris for over forty years. He's best known as a racer for his exploits in F40s but is a big fan of unfavoured road cars like the 308GT4 and the much-maligned Mondia
55:22
January 29, 2020
Allen Millyard is simply the most original and prolific one-man motorcycle manufacturer in the world.
Allen Millyard is simply the most original and prolific one-man motorcycle manufacturer in the world.
54:59
January 22, 2020
Lada chat...really?
On Steve’s Speedshop tonight there’s a Lada chat about Russian cars with Paul Scanlon from Croft Street Garage. Between the two of us we own three Ladas.
1:07:23
January 16, 2020
Introduced in 1972 the Kawasaki Z1 - codename New York Steak - had four cylinders, twin overhead camshafts, electric start and a top speed of 132mph
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
1:10:04
January 9, 2020
The iconic Lotus Carlton, the epic Honda CBX and the genius of the original Fiat Panda... seriously.
The iconic Lotus Carlton,  the epic Honda CBX and the genius of the original Fiat Panda... seriously. Tonight on Steve’s Speedshop
50:07
December 18, 2019
The past present and future of motoring with authors Jon Bentley and Peter Grimsdale
The past present and future of motoring with authors Jon Bentley and Peter Grimsdale
58:50
December 11, 2019
Ford Model T, Volkswagen Beetle and the Mini. The three most significant, innovate and influential cars in the history of motoring.
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
53:16
December 4, 2019
Ed Brown is a collector, restorer, racer
Ed Brown is a collector, restorer, racer, and rallying but above all, a car man. He’s my guest tonight on Speedshop
57:42
November 27, 2019
Lotus, Morgan, Caterham, Noble we're talking traditional British sports cars tonight
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
1:04:31
November 20, 2019
Mick Honest has owned hundreds of cars and has an opinion about each and every one of them
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.
55:05
November 13, 2019
3,000 miles in six days in a car that had been locked in a shed in Salford since 1962
3,000 miles in six days in a car that had been locked in a shed in Salford since 1962.. My guest is Guy Loveridge who accompanied me for every yard of what was a (fairly) epic adventure.
53:55
November 6, 2019
Lister Cars were phenomenally successful in fifties motor racing with drivers including Sir Stirling Moss.
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'
59:25
October 30, 2019
You'll know names like Norton, Indian and MV Agusta but do you know Fantic,Paton and Arch?
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
1:01:19
October 23, 2019
Cars and Bikes
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.
1:00:34
October 16, 2019
In this episode, Steve talks electric bikes and it’s Minis, Miuras, and Micheal Cain
In this episode, Steve talks electric bikes and it’s Minis, Miuras, and Micheal Caine .......Steve celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘The Italian Job’ with author and  filmmaker, Matt Field
1:02:01
October 9, 2019
In this episode Steve chats with two of Britain’s best shed-built carmakers
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.
1:04:06
October 2, 2019
Steve's Speedshop The return
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.
57:55
September 25, 2019