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Gears and Beers is an Australian automotive podcast. Every week, Joseph Riga, Matt Morwood and Mitch Denham sit down to talk about car news, rumours, general car related topics, and beer. New episodes go live every Monday.

Gears and Beers is an Australian automotive podcast. Every week, Joseph Riga, Matt Morwood and Mitch Denham sit down to talk about car news, rumours, general car related topics, and beer. New episodes go live every Monday.
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Gears and Beers is an Australian automotive podcast. Every week, Joseph Riga, Matt Morwood and Mitch Denham sit down to talk about car news, rumours, general car related topics, and beer. New episodes go live every Monday.






A Beer in a Man's Hat

We're all here this week, Mitch, Joseph, Matt and Joel (AKA Rent-A-Crowd), and it's a properly interesting episode. We bring back talking about beer. We realise that we've dropped the ball in terms of the 'Beer' part of 'Gears and Beers', so we're making an effort to talk about beer more! This week, we drink Great Northerns, a trusty go-to for us lot. Joseph then brings up vehicle modification laws in Queensland, specifically in regards to emissions and vehicle lifts, and insurance...

Duration: 00:55:59

Automotive Hipster

We are back! Well, at least Joseph and Matthew are (featuring the Rent-A-Crowd). The first topic of 2018 is prestige cars coming out in 2018, that Joseph goes through incredibly slowly. Joeseph then goes on a whopper of a rant about electric vehicles.... Then Matthew brings up electric motorcycles, for some reason. Matthew then brings up comparisons; Volkswagen Amarok and the Ford Ranger XLT. Kia Stinger 330Si Vs. Holden SS V Commodore Redline. Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSi Highline Vs....

Duration: 00:51:15

Trump Clues

We are back to our regularly scheduled programming! This week, Matt teases us with clues as to which car he is in the process of buying, and we spend 20 minutes trying to work out what car he is buying. We then talk about the Kia Stinger's ANCAP safety rating, which turns into a bit of a rant, which then transitions into a rant about the new Commodore and their marketing campaign. Lastly we talk about the new Jeeb Cherokee Trackhawk, which causes a divided opinion between us 3. Like us...

Duration: 00:41:15

Poundage Difference (bad audio quality)

As we said in the in the introduction to this episode, the audio quality of this episode leaves a bit to be desired. However, the actual content is quality. We start this week's episode with a 5 minute argument about unequal length headers versus equal length headers on Subaru's. We then discuss the new McLaren Senna, which causes mixed opinions from us, and the Lamborghini Urus makes us all angry for many reasons. Joseph brings up HSV and the future of the performance arm of Holden, or...

Duration: 01:06:52

Send Noods!

Due to a technical error, this weeks episode is a little late... We have a special guest on this episode, his name is Joel. Joel was previously the Rent-A-Crowd, but has ascended to be a panel guest… And while he has never owned a car, he has drunk many a beer, so he’s at least 50% qualified to be on our pokey lil podcast. We crack into it with an argument about motorbikes, Joel’s area of expertise… Afterwhich we get on topic and talk about cars, specifically the LA Motor Show. We start...

Duration: 01:00:59

It's not Earth, it's Perth

Matt is back, and it's like he never left as he's still a bastard... We first discuss the new Aston Martin Vantage powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 from AMG. Matt talks about his 3 weeks in Perth, featuring homeless people and a Toyota Corolla rental. Matt then sets the record straight on his position on Tesla, and electric vehicles after Joseph insinuated the other week on the podcast that Matt is anti-electric. We then talk about some as-yet unreported BREAKING NEWS from Lamborghini...

Duration: 01:00:03

This is Star Wars

It's still just Mitch and Joseph again this week, I honestly don't know if we'll recognise Matt when - if - he returns! This week, we discuss the newly announced Tesla Roadster which has a claimed 10,000nm of torque! Absolutely ludicrous! Joseph brings up the amazing new Singer / Williams Porsche 964 911, then we have an argument over which car make is better; Porsche or Ferrari. We then discuss the unbelievable prices on the BMW M2 Pure's options list. Then we let the cat out of the bag...

Duration: 00:55:19


Matt's still away, so it's just Mitch and Joseph again. It's bit of a slow news week this week, because SEMA was last week and all the interesting stuff has already been released. The first topic we discussed is 'The American' (Mike Skinner) being killed off for Season 2 of The Grand Tour, which will please some people and will probably disappoint some as well. We then talk about the suspension on Mitch's 86 failing after 60,000k's, and how Mitch and Joseph spent a Sunday afternoon...

Duration: 00:41:04

Like Homeless Men

We're a day late and a man down, and we're sorry, but not really. In an attempt to make the quality of our audio better we ended up making it worse. Instead of uploading an episode none of us were happy with, Joseph and Mitch recorded a replacenment episode, and it's pretty good if we do say so ourselves. It's a little shorter than usual, but as your girlfriend says, length isn't important. This week, we talk about SEMA. The Kia Stinger GT is once again a topic of conversation, we talk...

Duration: 00:33:48

A Miraculous Equation

We couldn't start this week without first talking about the Tokyo Motor Show. We discuss the Sports EV and Urban EV concepts from Honda, the BRZ STI and briefly the S208 WRX STI, the cool new Volkswagen Up! GTI, and the 10th Anniversary edition of the Lexus RC-F. We briefly talk about the blue Stinger GT we checked out in a Kia dealership after the podcast last week, which neatly transitions into a tangent. We talk about Yokohama reviving their HF type D from the 1980's specifically for...

Duration: 00:55:30

RIP Holden

It's a good one this week. We discuss a bit of news from Toyota and Honda, we talk about the end of manufacturing in Australia with the closure of the Holden factory after Toyota and Ford whom have already closed their doors. Due to popular demand, we revive Matt's "What about this car?" segment, and also give some truly excellent consumer advice to a listener! There is of course the usual banter between us three, and it should go without saying, but there are many a tangent had this week....

Duration: 00:59:45

The World Time Attack Challenge 2017 Special

This is the World Time Attack Challenge 2017 Special! Better late than never! This week, we talk about our recent weekend down in Sydney, where we visited the Gosford Classic Car Musem and World Time Attack Challenge 2017. This was Joseph's and Mitch's third time attending WTAC, however this visit popped Matt's and Michael Trew's WTAC cherry, and they got hooked. Between record breaking laps, rare and historic cars on display and the track, and the StylizeD Show n Shine event, and evening...

Duration: 01:15:38

Culturally Sensitive

With World Time Attack Challenge in 4 days, we're getting pretty excited. But, to start this week's episode, we talk about the Koenigsegg Agera RS' domination of the Bugatti Chiron with their Zero-to-400KPH-to-Zero record. We then transition to Hyundai and discuss their new i30 N, and the 'N Customised' parts which will debut with Hyundai Germany. Hyundai Australia has shown interest in the range, however still no word on when we'll see the bits and pieces here. We then debate the...

Duration: 01:07:31

Sweet Sixteen

It's absolute insainity this week, very little coherence to be found here! However, if you came to us for anything other than drunken sillyness, that's really your problem! This week the news is electric! We discuss Toyota, Mazda and Denso's partnership to standardise electric vehicles. Dyson (yes, the vacuum company) is working on an electric vehicle due for release in 2020, and rumours have it that it may not be a "traditional" vehicle. Polestar's close partnership with swedish car...

Duration: 01:02:51

This logic is not logical

We didn't think we'd have much to talk about this week, as it has been a rather slow news week... But... Us being us, we managed to tanget off tangets and go a full hour. It's a skill, really. This week Joseph asks the question "Why are we so obsessed with power?" which develops into an interesting debate, with many tangets. We talk about the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio Verde, which me and Matt saw on the way to record the podcast. This car gave the two of us goosebumps as we heard it play the...

Duration: 01:01:31

Civilised Conversation be damned

It's Shit Beer Week! We think the shit beer did something to us, not only were we off the rails, the rails were absolutely nowhere to be seen! Off the rails, and off our chops it would seem! We argue a lot this week, more than usual believe it or not (blame the shit beer). We argue about the new BMW M8 GTE and somehow tangent on to the Honda S660... Mitch loses his mind over the Mercedes AMG Project One, which again turns into an argument. Joseph talks about the new Hyundai Genesis G70...

Duration: 01:00:43

Mysterious Utility Wizard

Somehow we managed to keep it under an hour this week, but we still managed to cram in some good stuff. This week we talk about Australian cars, and whether or not they will appreciate in value since Australian car manufacturing has sadly come to an end. We take a topic idea from Mitch's dad, what are the worst car names? We bring up some classic examples of car names where you ask yourself 'what were they thinking!?'', but there are plenty we didn't have time to talk about too. Mitch gets...

Duration: 00:55:17

You've taken leave of your senses!

These hour-long episodes are becoming a regular thing! This week, we take a couple listener questions, one regarding the purpose of oil in an engine, another about the future of vehicle/race simulators - Both in terms of entertainment, and in terms of research/development for racing teams and manufacturers. We rant about the new, "new", Nissan 370Z MY18 update and NISMO edition, and talk about Geely's 51% majority acquisition of Lotus. We also help Matt, once again, in his quest to choose...

Duration: 01:10:15

No Foreplay

Believe it or not, we actually talk about beers this week, before we discuss a Facebook question we received from a listener; Lexus LC500 or Jaguar F-Type R, which would we pick as a Grand Tourer? Then we discuss the 880kw 'Hipercar' from Ariel, the new 'F90' BMW M5 and Pagani's final Zonda unveiled at Pebble Beach. We talk Toyota, and Joseph plays psychologist with a bit of automotive word association.Likeus onFacebook!Followus onInstagram! We're also oniTunes!Check outourWordPress! For...

Duration: 01:17:10


A nice long episode this week. We talk about pricing for the Kia Stinger, Ford killing off the Focus RS and replacing the Fiesta ST, and Mazda offering a factory restoration program for their NA MX5's. We take a Facebook question, and debate what's the worst "feature" in mondern cars, along with the usual tangents and off-topic arguments.Likeus onFacebook!Followus onInstagram!Followus onTwitter! We're also oniTunes!Check outourWordPress! For business enquiries, please...

Duration: 00:54:42

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