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The Intercooler

The Intercooler podcast covers all things cars, driving and motorsport, plus the latest car news. Hosted by Ti co-founders Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel. Find The Intercooler at www.the-intercooler.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Tracks

An evening with Ian Callum, Britain's greatest living car designer #220
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel interview Ian Callum in front of a live audience at Ian's design and engineering consultancy, CALLUM, in association with Autoglym. Ian has been a car designer since the late 1970s and has created many of the most beautiful Aston Martins and Jaguars of the modern era, including the Aston DB7, Vanquish, DB9 and V8 Vantage, and the Jaguar F-Type, I-Pace and many more. Ian talks about his latest venture, CALLUM, and the secret projects he and his colleagues are working on, plus his distinguished career in car design and what it takes to be a great car designer.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about JBR Capital here – https://www.jbrcapital.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:09 15/07/2024
The British F1 drivers whose careers were cut short #219
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the British Formula 1 drivers of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s who had their careers, and often their lives, cut short. But which of them really was destined for F1 greatness? This is at times a morose episode, but so too is it filled with tales of extraordinary courage and bravery, of iron will and boundless determination. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about PistonHeads' auction platform here – https://www.pistonheads.com/ti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:08 08/07/2024
Henry Catchpole on McLaren F1 v Gordon Murray T.50 #218
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined in the studio by car journalist and presenter Henry Catchpole. Henry pulled off the twin test of the decade this year when he became the first car reviewer to compare the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 to its spiritual predecessor, the mighty McLaren F1. In this episode, Henry explains how the test came about, what the key differences and similarities between the two cars are, and which one he would choose to own. Henry also talks about the new Bugatti Tourbillon having seen the 1800bhp hypercar in a studio.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about JBR Capital here – https://www.jbrcapital.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55:31 01/07/2024
The greatest Le Mans in years and the best BMW M5 #217
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, won in style by Ferrari. Andrew, who was there with BMW, recalls one of the best runnings of the race he's witnessed in all the years he's been going. Dan and Andrew also tee up BMW M5 week on The Intercooler – in anticipation of the all-new version being unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, The Intercooler will name one M5 the greatest of all time.But tickets for our live podcast with Ian Callum here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-the-intercooler-plus-special-guest-ian-callum-tickets-911208066857Find out more about JBR Capital here – https://www.jbrcapital.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:58 24/06/2024
£20,000 and asking for trouble #216
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel look at the riskiest and most reckless ways to spend £20,000 in the used performance and luxury car market. How about a 23-year-old Bentley Arnage, complete with 6.75-litre V8, for £19,000? Dan and Andrew unearth several 12-cylinder cars for that money, plenty of British and Italian sports cars and some German super saloons as well. Can it ever make sound financial sense to risk a five-figure sum on a once prestigious high-end car? It's all in this episode.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about JBR Capital here – https://www.jbrcapital.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:14 17/06/2024
Michael Schumacher: the most complete racing driver ever? #215
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the remarkable racing career of Michael Schumacher. The German driver once held all the Formula 1 records, including most championships, most wins and most poles. Many of those records have since been broken, but for lots of F1 fans Schumacher is still the greatest ever to do it. But along with his ferocious speed and intellect came a darker side – a need to win so fierce he twice crashed into competitors in championship deciders. And did his Mercedes comeback in 2010 hurt his legacy?Father's Day gift subscriptions – https://www.the-intercooler.com/gift-subscriptions/The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about PistonHeads' auction platform here – https://www.pistonheads.com/ti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53:06 10/06/2024
We've been in the new Porsche 911 #214
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the facelifted Porsche 911, which Andrew has ridden in at Weissach alongside a Porsche factory racing driver. The new 911 Carrera GTS is the first road-going hybrid 911 – but why has Porsche chosen to create a hybrid 911 and why is its hybrid system so different to any other such powertrain? Dan and Andrew also talk about the upcoming live podcast recording with special guest Ian Callum. Click the link below to buy your tickets.Buy your live podcast tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-the-intercooler-ian-callum-in-association-with-autoglym-tickets-911208066857The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about PistonHeads' auction platform here – https://www.pistonheads.com/ti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49:52 03/06/2024
Dan's new car and previewing the 24 Hours of Le Mans #213
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel look ahead to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which this year features the greatest ever entry of cars in the top category. No fewer than 23 Hypercars from nine different manufacturers will fight for overall honours on June 15/16. But who is favourite to win? Dan also discusses his new car and the pair look at what British performance cars you can buy for £20,000.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about PistonHeads' auction platform here – https://www.pistonheads.com/ti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
50:07 27/05/2024
How car companies really make money #212
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the ways in which car manufacturers really make money. Very often the profit margin on the car itself will be very small, but the profit on optional extras can be significant. At the top end of the market, the likes of Ferrari, Bentley and Aston Martin are generating huge revenues by offering ever greater levels of personalisation, from bespoke colours and finishes to entire one-off builds. Indeed, those high-end manufacturers now have whole departments dedicated to optional extras and personalisation.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about PistonHeads' auction platform here – https://www.pistonheads.com/ti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44:34 20/05/2024
Recreating the world's most iconic cars in miniature #211
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by Ben Hedley, founder of The Little Car Company. Based at Bicester Heritage, The Little Car Company recreates iconic cars from the likes of Bugatti, Aston Martin, Bentley and Ferrari in miniature. Powered by electric motors and typically 75 per cent scale, these recreations have the blessings of the companies that produced the originals and in some cases can be driven on the road. Ben explains where the idea came from and how he's made his business profitable within three short years. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45:52 13/05/2024
Remembering Ayrton Senna, Adrian Newey's future and the problem with EVs #210
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel pay tribute to Ayrton Senna 30 years on from his tragic passing. They also speculate on F1 design superstar Adrian Newey's future after it was confirmed he was leaving Red Bull Racing, and discuss the advantages and drawbacks of electric vehicles. Dan and Andrew talk about the latest Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage too, where The Intercooler displayed all four McLaren Ultimate Series hypercars alongside a McLaren F1.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit The Intercooler and start your 30-day free trial today – https://www.the-intercooler.com/Find out more about PistonHeads' auction platform here – https://www.pistonheads.com/ti Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
54:05 06/05/2024
How to spend £5000 on a fun car #209
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel have been trawling the classifieds looking for the best cars that can be bought for £5000 or less. From hot hatches to sports cars and even luxury saloons, you can still buy plenty of interesting cars for a reasonable four-figure sum. There are sensible and practical options at that money, but plenty of more ambitious avenues the more gung ho among us may choose to wander down...The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today. Buy on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/auctionsSell on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/sell/auctions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:30 29/04/2024
Mike Brewer explains how Wheeler Dealers became the world's biggest car TV show #208
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by Wheelers Dealer frontman Mike Brewer. The car trader turned television presenter created the show more than 20 years ago, and since then it's become the world's biggest and longest running car TV show. On Wheeler Dealers, Mike and his master mechanic buy a desirable old car in need of restoration and rebuild it from top to bottom to try and turn a profit. Across almost 300 episodes, Mike has bought and sold classics, hatchbacks, sports cars, supercars, luxury cars and more, and now he's taking Wheeler Dealers around the world.In this episode he explains why the show is so popular, as well as talking about his past as a car dealer. He also reveals which cars he has at home, including his collection of old Porsches.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
51:09 22/04/2024
Lunch with Aston Martin's Lawrence Stroll, plus the world's best supercar #207
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the future of Aston Martin. Andrew spent a few hours with owner and chairman Lawrence Stroll last week, and the Canadian billionaire was keen to paint a picture of a car maker poised to burst into the light – and profitability, at long last. There is much to be optimistic about, but how realistic are Stroll's claims that Aston's darkest days are in its past? Dan and Andrew also talk about the Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren 750S, the finest supercars on sale today for £250,000. Join us at PistonHeads' Annual Service at Bicester Heritage on 10 August. Use the discount code Ti10 to save 10 per cent on your ticket at this link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pistonheads-annual-service-powered-by-michelin-tickets-845841664187The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:50 15/04/2024
Formula 1 at war #206
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the long history of Formula 1 scandals and conflicts from the 1960s to the present day. Be it bad tempered disputes with the FIA, teams threatening to quit and start a breakaway series, downright cheating, engineers exploiting loopholes in the regulations or drivers going on strike, F1 has been in near constant conflict with its stakeholders, and itself. These are the most extraordinary examples of money, power and influence doing their best to tear Formula 1 apart at the seams.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today. Buy on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/auctionsSell on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/sell/auctions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45:53 08/04/2024
Paul Cowland, the man who owns close to 100 cars #205
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by television presenter and car hoarder Paul Cowland. With a car collection now close to 100-strong, Paul's passion for cars is as broadly defined as it gets. He owns little French hatchbacks and British limousines, American muscle cars, German sports cars and everything else in between. The Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars presenter has been in the motor trade for more than 30 years and is an authority on classics, modified cars and plenty more besides. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:07 01/04/2024
All change at Bentley, Aston Martin and McLaren, plus the Australian GP #204
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the news that Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark is leaving to join Aston Martin, while McLaren is now wholly owned by the Bahraini sovereign wealth fund. What does it all mean for Britain's most prestigious car makers? They also talk about the Australian Grand Prix, won by Carlos Sainz, and look at what less than £10,000 buys you in the performance car market.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today. Buy on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/auctionsSell on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/sell/auctions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44:58 25/03/2024
Jonny Smith: podcaster, presenter and diehard car enthusiast #203
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by Jonny Smith, host of The Late Brake Show on YouTube, one half of the Smith & Sniff podcast and former Fifth Gear presenter. They discuss Jonny's podcast with Richard Porter, his popular YouTube channel, why he loves both EVs and V8 muscle cars, the joy of barn finds and much more. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56:20 18/03/2024
Tiff Needell on racing in F1 and his 40-year TV career #202
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by professional racing driver and television presenter Tiff Needell. Tiff raced in Formula 1, stood on the podium at Le Mans and even competed in touring cars, rallying and rallycross. Later on he presented Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson before helping to create Fifth Gear. In this episode he explains what it's like to qualify an F1 car at Monaco, how he got his big break in racing and why he's now beginning to lose interest in F1...The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:09 11/03/2024
How to fix F1 and the state of the used car market #201
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the latest news from the world of cars, including the new Formula 1 season, Bugatti's extraordinary V16 engine and the health of the used performance car market. They also reflect on their 90-minute podcast with James May, published last week.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today. Buy on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/auctionsSell on PistonHeads' auction platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/sell/auctions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:17 04/03/2024
James May in the studio for the 200th episode of The Intercooler podcast #200
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined in the studio by the wonderful James May. The Top Gear host turned Grand Tour presenter talks about his early career working for car magazines, how he got his break in television, the extraordinary global success of Top Gear and what the secret to that success was, driving across the Sahara desert in a Maserati (and more of his greatest adventures in cars), his view on EVs and hydrogen fuel cells, his own sports car and supercar collection and much, much more.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com and start your 30-day free trial today. Click this link if you're looking to buy on PistonHeads' auctions platform – https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/auctionsClick this link if you're looking to sell – https://www.pistonheads.com/sell/auctions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
87:07 26/02/2024
Not too hot, not too cold... The best Goldilocks cars #199
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss the best Goldilocks cars – the pick of the bunch, the highlight of the model range. Sometimes they are the most powerful, other times the least, and often they come from right in the middle of the line-up. So which Porsche Boxster is best? How much power do you really want in your Caterham Seven? Is the most expensive Porsche 911 the best? Was the hardcore R the best Mercedes-AMG GT? What was the most enjoyable Audi R8? The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:39 19/02/2024
Our new partnership with PistonHeads, plus little and large EVs #198
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined in the studio by Pete Dignan of PistonHeads as we launch our new partnership. Pete explains the origins of PistonHeads, how it grew into such a titan of the car media and classifieds worlds, and why it's launching a new premium online auctions platform. Dan and Andrew also discuss the Abarth 500e and Rolls-Royce Spectre EVs, plus the Porsche 911 Dakar that Dan has finally been lucky enough to have a go in. To find our more about PistonHeads' auctions platform, visit www.pistonheads.com/buy/auctionsThe best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
40:20 12/02/2024
Dr Ulrich Eichhorn: creating the original Ford Focus and transforming Bentley #197
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, a contributor to The Intercooler's digital car magazine and a heavy-hitter in automotive engineering circles. Dr Eichhorn was instrumental in the development of the game-changing Ford Focus, after which he was poached by Dr Ferdinand Piëch at the Volkswagen Group. There he led the development of a W12-powered supercar that inspired the Bugatti Veyron before joining Bentley to become its chief engineer. During a long stint in Crewe he oversaw the development of a number of new models that underpinned Bentley's astonishing transformation. Later he became the most senior engineer in the entire Volkswagen Group.This is the fascinating story of one of the most decorated careers in modern automotive engineering, told by the man himself.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:07 05/02/2024
Richard Bremner on the British Leyland cars he has owned #196
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined once more by car journalist and British Leyland historian Richard Bremner. A former BL employee, Richard has owned more than two dozen British Leyland cars. Which ones were surprisingly good to own? Which ones did he regret buying? Richard shares the highs and lows in this episode. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:21 29/01/2024
The awkward truth about driving on the German autobahn #195
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel compare the myth of the German autobahn with the stark reality. It is possible to drive very quickly on the derestricted sections, but too often heavy traffic or roadworks stop play. Dan and Andrew also discuss the political debate surrounding the derestriction of Germany's autobahn. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful online car magazine. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:50 22/01/2024
The weirdest car engines ever built #194
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss turbines, opposed-piston engines, rotaries, W16s and more of the most unusual combustion engines ever fitted to road cars. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
53:32 15/01/2024
Naming every country's greatest mid-engined performance car #193
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel name the greatest mid-engined sports and supercars from the world's great performance car making nation. Which car will get the nod for Italy, Germany, the UK and others?The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49:21 08/01/2024
Our McLaren Artura and the cars we're looking forward to in 2024 #192
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel discuss their long-term test cars, a McLaren Artura and BMW M2. They also look ahead to 2024 and reveal the new cars they're most looking forward to driving. The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:31 01/01/2024
The sorry decline of British Leyland, with Richard Bremner #191
Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel are joined by Ti contributor Richard Bremner, an expert on the British automotive industry. They discuss Britain's mass market car manufacturer – the British Motor Corporation, later British Leyland and eventually MG Rover – and how a world-beating car maker was gradually reduced to nothing.The best writers, the finest stories and no ads, all on The Intercooler’s beautiful website. Visit www.the-intercooler.com.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
84:49 18/12/2023

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