Gareth Jones on Speed
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|Gareth Jones on Speed|
|Hosting||Gareth Jones, "Zog" (Paul Ireson), Richard Porter, Violet Berlin|
|Genre||Cars, motor sports, motoring|
|Provider||WhizzBang TV Ltd|
Hosted by Jones, the show has an irreverent style and features a regular cast of Zog (AKA musician and journalist Paul Ireson) Richard Porter (creator of cult web-site Sniff Petrol and Script Editor of BBC's Top Gear) and TV presenter and writer Violet Berlin. The show began in August 2005 after a visit to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Whilst chiefly an audio podcast there are occasional video episodes such as the London Grand Prix and Don't Call Me Carface.
GJOS distinguishes itself from other motor sport podcasts with a lively mix of serious chat, comedy sketches, and bespoke music. The original and witty songs deal with the world of cars and motor sport and are often recorded in the style of some well-known artists. Titles have included:
- U2-2 - Guidance from above (about Sat Nav)
- Dexy's Midnight Racers - "Come On Eddie" (tribute to Eddie Jordan's F1 team)
- Amy Wineglass - "Back To Black" (about the use of Carbon Fibre in motorsport)
- 'Barry Numan - "My Car's Electric"
- Kräftwurst - "Autobahn UK"
Many major British and international motor sport stars have appeared on the show, such as Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica. New editions are published roughly every 12 days and over 100 episodes in total have appeared to date.