This week on the podcast I'm joined by the Chief Executive Officer of W Series , Catherine Bond Muir. We met at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed where one of her Tatuus-Alfa Romeo F3 cars was just about to be driven up the famous Goodwood hill in front of thousands of spectators. 

Before we talked about her Ultimate Road Trip, Catherine told me why she started the W Series championship and how encouraged she has been in making so much progress in a traditionally male dominated sport, in such a short period of time. 

The five 'URT' questions are as ever...

1. What's the car - make, model, colour?
2. Why that car?
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Who's the passenger?
5. Seminal soundtrack.

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I'm joined by London-based automotive artist Ella Freire on this week's episode of the Ultimate Road Trip Podcast.

Inspired by stories of her Grandfather racing at Brooklands and in the Mille Miglia, Ella creates stunning silk screen prints of classics and supercars, framed in flame brushed acrylic and aluminium. She has exhibited at shows and events across the UK, alongside taking on many private commissions and has recently been involved in exhibitions to help raise funds for the London Air Ambulance and Auto Artists for Ukraine.

Check out her fabulous pieces at www.freireprintz.co.uk

The five 'URT' questions are as ever...

1. What's the car - make, model, colour?
2. Why that car?
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Who's the passenger?
5. Seminal soundtrack.

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On this week's episode I'm very lucky to be joined by one of the UK's most popular entrepreneurs, Theo Paphitis. 

He's best known for the BBC show "Dragons' Den" and his incredibly popular "Small Business Sunday" weekly competition on Twitter, but I've known about his love of cars for many years, so thought he'd be the perfect guest for the podcast. But before going through his Ultimate Road Trip, we talked about the business of shopkeeping and how the industry has been affected by the pandemic.

1. What's the car - make, model, colour?
2. Why that car?
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Who's the passenger?
5. Seminal soundtrack.

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On this week's episode of the podcast I'm joined by one of the most influential designers of his generation and a man who likes his cars - a lot.

Marc Newson has designed everything from an ashtray to an airport departure lounge and last year during lockdown it was great to chat with him online, touching on his early years in Australia, his Ford concept car design and his Ultimate Road Trip, which he would like to undertake in two very different machines...

As ever, I ask each of my 'URT' guests 5 questions.

1. What's the car - make, model, colour?
2. Why that car?
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Who's the passenger?
5. Seminal soundtrack.

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It's a very special episode of the podcast this week as I'm joined by three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart.

It was a privilege to chat with him about his early years shooting and then racing, the people he's met from many and varied walks of life, to setting up the pioneering charity Race Against Dementia. His love of Scotland has never diminished and as you'll hear, it plays an important part in his Ultimate Road Trip.

1. What's the car - make, model, colour?
2. Why that car?
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Who's the passenger?
5. Seminal soundtrack.

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Season 3 of The Ultimate Road Trip Podcast is here! Over the next few weeks, I'll be chatting to the great and the good of Formula One, W-Series, design, business, music, art and more... and for the first episode of the new season, it was wonderful to catch up with The Boxer Rebellion's Piers Hewitt. During lockdown, drumming had been restricted to his online lessons, rather than playing live to the band's loyal fans, but it also meant he could find time to come on the podcast and talk about some memorable on-tour moments, the music business and of course his choices for the Ultimate Road Trip...

1. What's the car - make, model, colour?
2. Why that car?
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Who's the passenger?
5. Seminal soundtrack.

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Chrysalis Music Group co-founder Chris Wright joins me for this episode of the podcast. He helped to launch the careers of Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, Blondie and Ultravox and built up a media empire expanding into Radio and TV. He's owned QPR and Wasps (winning the Heineken European Cup twice) and runs a successful horseracing stud with a number of Group 1 winners. He's also travelled the world, both for business and pleasure, so in terms of the destination and tune for the Ultimate Road Trip, there's lots to choose from. But the car? Well, he's come a long way from his first set of wheels...

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The five elements that make up the Ultimate Road Trip...

1. What's the car - make, model, colour
2. Why that car.
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Passenger.
5. Seminal soundtrack.

The Classic Motor Hub, based at the former RAF Bibury in the Cotswolds, is a unique space - car sales, storage, workshops, concierge services, events and more are taken care of by a hugely experienced and knowledgeable team. As they themselves say, "Its more than just a showroom..."

Richard Wrightson is Sales Manager at the Hub, and joins me for this week's episode of the podcast. As well as going through the five "URT" questions, we talk about how the Hub and the classic car market generally have been coping over the past few months.

And of course, we're also really excited that The Classic Motor Hub now sponsors The Ultimate Road Trip podcast.

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The five elements that make up the Ultimate Road Trip...

1. What's the car - make, model, colour
2. Why that car.
3. Destination......anywhere.
4. Passenger.
5. Seminal soundtrack.

Film and TV producer Tarquin Gotch joins me for this week's episode of the podcast. He started his career in music publishing and A+R, but moved into music supervising and then producing on many of John Hughes' films through the 80's and 90's, including Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Home Alone. He's also managed musicians, actors and writers including Rowan Atkinson, Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais and Brian Johnson, and was in the middle of producing the latest series of "A Life on the Road" when the pandemic hit and shooting was stopped. I caught up with him a few weeks ago to talk about his career and go through his "URT" - the choice of car and tune in particular brought back memories...

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The five elements that make up the Ultimate Road Trip...
1. What's the car - make, model, colour
2. Why that car
3. Destination......anywhere
4. Passenger
5. Seminal soundtrack

On the podcast this week, I'm joined by Dave Robinson, co-founder of the iconic Stiff Records, the label which turned the music business on its head with its anarchic, leftfield approach to promoting its bands and artists. Stiff signed names including Madness, The Pogues, The Damned, Elvis Costello, Kirsty McColl, Nick Lowe and Ian Dury, but Dave's also known for tour managing Jimi Hendrix, running Island Records and putting together 'Legend' , the Bob Marley compilation. He's still managing and promoting new bands, but the car and tune for his Ultimate Road Trip includes a couple of his old favourites.

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The five elements that make up the Ultimate Road Trip...
1. What's the car - make, model, colour
2. Why that car
3. Destination......anywhere
4. Passenger
5. Seminal soundtrack

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