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The V8 Sleuth Podcast

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V8 Sleuth Aaron Noonan chats one-on-one with icons of Australian motorsport. Along with the big wins and the big moments, Noonz digs a step deeper and unearths a few forgotten tales and funny stories from their life in racing.

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Ep. 213 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Supercars star releases own beer
Yesterday
Ep. 213 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Supercars star releases own beer
V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship, starting with Tickford Racing locking in their Repco Bathurst 1000 co-driver pairings, plus the driver who has announced he is releasing his own beer.The Garage:
Ep. 213 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Supercars star releases own beer
Yesterday
Ep. 213 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Supercars star releases own beer
V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship, starting with Tickford Racing locking in their Repco Bathurst 1000 co-driver pairings, plus the driver who has announced he is releasing his own beer.The Garage:
Ep. 212 - Nathan Pretty (Part 1)
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Ep. 212 - Nathan Pretty (Part 1)
We’re talking to Nathan Pretty this week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco. In Part 1, Nathan reveals how a set of dental braces set him on a path towards a motor racing career, and talks about his days racing and winning on a minimal budget in the AUSCAR Series, getting into V8 Supercars – again, with a minimal budget – and the Thunderdome trick that helped him snag a seventh-place finish at Winton, the infamous ‘young bloke, cold tyres, f***** it up’ incident at Bathurst, to landing a drive with the Holden Racing Team while he was working driving a taxi in Wodonga.V8 Sleuth Superstore:
Ep. 211 - Repco Supercars Weekly: The form guide after Friday in Darwin
17-06-2022
Ep. 211 - Repco Supercars Weekly: The form guide after Friday in Darwin
V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship, starting with all the action from Friday practice for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley.The Garage:
Ep. 210 - Gary Scott (Part 2)
15-06-2022
Ep. 210 - Gary Scott (Part 2)
We’re talking to Gary Scott this week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco. In Part 2, Gary opens up on his tumultuous 1986 season with Nissan headlined by his pole-winning lap for the 1986 Bathurst 1000, his return to the HDT alongside Peter Brock and crashing the #05 Commodore at Lakeside – and the real reason he was at the HDT for such a short time – and his time with Mitsubishi, including the marque’s planned four-wheel drive turbo car that “would have made the Nissan GT-R look like a taxi” had it come to fruition, and Mark Trenoweth’s stunning Jaguar XJ-S Sports Sedan. He also answers your National Motor Racing Museum Couch Racer Questions and tackles the V8 Sleuth Top 10 Shootout.V8 Sleuth Bookshop:
Ep. 209 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Gen3 Supercars' Toowoomba aero test
10-06-2022
Ep. 209 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Gen3 Supercars' Toowoomba aero test
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship.The Garage:
Ep. 208 - Gary Scott (Part 1)
08-06-2022
Ep. 208 - Gary Scott (Part 1)
We’re talking to Gary Scott this week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco. In Part 1, the 1986 Bathurst 1000 polesitter talks about his stunning Hardies Heroes lap, tells stories from growing up around motorsport in Queensland in the 1960s as the son of racer Glyn Scott, racing motorbikes as a teen with good mate Gregg Hansford, and the impact of the loss of his dad in a racing crash that happened right in front of him and how it caused him to walk away from the sport for several years. He also chats about trying to climb the ladder to F1 in England, and returning home without a plan to keep racing, only to land seats with the Holden Dealer Team and Nissan Motorsport.V8 Sleuth Bookshop:
Ep. 207 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Supercars' worst-kept secret set for reveal
03-06-2022
Ep. 207 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Supercars' worst-kept secret set for reveal
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship.The Garage: Sleuth Super Sale info:
Ep. 206 - Q&A: Camaro's future, a return for progressive grids, Johnson family's Mustangs
01-06-2022
Ep. 206 - Q&A: Camaro's future, a return for progressive grids, Johnson family's Mustangs
You’ve asked, we’re answering! Aaron Noonan and Will Dale tackle your questions in a Q&A edition of the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco.Some of the topics we tackle in this episode thanks to your questions:- The history of the Mustangs driven by Dick, Steve and Jett Johnson at Queensland Raceway earlier this week- If Supercars aren’t doing a Sandown 500, what other category should take up the mantle?- Should progressive grid formats make a return?- Allan Moffat’s carburetted Ford Falcon EB- What happened to the Big Kev VT Commodore- Larry Perkins’ VP Commodore from the 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000- Prizemoney in Supercars- And plenty more!V8 Sleuth Bookshop:
Ep. 205 - Repco Supercars Weekly: The Bathurst local behind the Mustang wildcard Bathurst 1000 entry
27-05-2022
Ep. 205 - Repco Supercars Weekly: The Bathurst local behind the Mustang wildcard Bathurst 1000 entry
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship headlined by the identity of the team behind the Repco Bathurst 1000 wildcard entry using a DJR-sourced Ford Mustang.The Garage: details on the DJR Mustang Bathurst 1000 wildcard entry: Sleuth Super Sale info:
Ep. 204 - Triple-Crowned Commodore: The car that made HRT
25-05-2022
Ep. 204 - Triple-Crowned Commodore: The car that made HRT
This week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco we’re chatting about a Classic Car: one that has a special place in the hearts of Holden Racing Team and Craig Lowndes fans. HRT 033 – aka Gabrielle – caused a sensation when it debuted during the 1996 ATCC, featuring a CAD-designed roll cage with a distinctive ‘Petty Bar’ that was subsequently banned from being used in any other car. We chat about the car’s incredibly successful – yet surprisingly brief – competitive life, its two sizable shunts, and where it is on the road to restoration.V8 Sleuth Bookshop:
Ep. 203 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Everything you need to know for the return to Winton
19-05-2022
Ep. 203 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Everything you need to know for the return to Winton
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship ahead of the championship’s return to Winton Motor Raceway for the first time since 2019.The Garage: to PCAF:
Ep. 202 - Nations Cup: Tales from Australia's own GT class
18-05-2022
Ep. 202 - Nations Cup: Tales from Australia's own GT class
In the wake of the return of the Bathurst 12 Hour, this week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco we’re looking back at the Nations Cup series. Devised by PROCAR, the series pitted exotic sports cars from around the world in a parity-matched series that was effectively the forerunner of the modern Australian GT Championship. We chat about how it came about, the stars, the cars, some of the quirky tales and aspects of the category, why it came to an end, and what its legacy is.The Garage:
Ep. 201 - Repco Supercars Weekly: NASCAR stars drive Mustang Supercar in the US
12-05-2022
Ep. 201 - Repco Supercars Weekly: NASCAR stars drive Mustang Supercar in the US
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship, headlined by the appearance of a Ford Mustang Supercar turning laps at Watkins Glen International in the United States with a pair of NASCAR stars reportedly behind the wheel.The Garage: at Watkins Glen: Sleuth Open Night with Neil Crompton @ the Bathurst 12 Hour:
Ep. 200 - Cam Waters
11-05-2022
Ep. 200 - Cam Waters
The V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco has reached the double-ton! In our 200th episode, we’re talking to Supercars and speedway racer Cam Waters. We chat about his career to date, from Formula Ford, Super2, Supercars and sprint cars, his big break through the Shannons Supercar Showdown reality TV show, and a heap of other topics. He also tackles your National Motor Racing Museum Couch Racer Questions and our V8 Sleuth Top 10 Shootout.V8 Sleuth Bookshop:
Ep. 199 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Walkinshaw Andretti United confirms Ford switch
06-05-2022
Ep. 199 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Walkinshaw Andretti United confirms Ford switch
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship, headlined by Friday’s announcement that Walkinshaw Andretti United will become a Ford team for the 2023 Supercars season, ending a 33-year history with Holden.The Garage:
Ep. 198 - Q&A: Worst title defences, how drivers get paid, is SVG the modern-day Richo?
04-05-2022
Ep. 198 - Q&A: Worst title defences, how drivers get paid, is SVG the modern-day Richo?
You’ve asked, we’re answering! Aaron Noonan and Will Dale tackle your questions in a Q&A edition of the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco.Some of the topics we tackle in this episode thanks to your questions:- The worst ATCC/Supercars title defences on record- How Shane van Gisbergen stacks up against Jim Richards in the versatility stakes- What exactly gets recorded in a Supercars logbook- The mysterious third Peter Jackson Racing entry at Bathurst in 1992- What makes up a driver’s remuneration package – ie how do they get paid?- How Superlicence eligibility rules apply to someone like Jamie Whincup- How many V8 Supercars chassis were unfinished by teams- And plenty more!V8 Sleuth Bookshop Sale:
Ep. 197 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Everything you need to know for the return to Wanneroo
28-04-2022
Ep. 197 - Repco Supercars Weekly: Everything you need to know for the return to Wanneroo
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship and previews the championship’s return to Wanneroo Raceway for the first time since 2019.The Garage:
Ep. 196 - James Davison
27-04-2022
Ep. 196 - James Davison
We’re talking to James Davison this week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco. A cousin to Supercars racers Will and Alex Davison, James shares a host of stories of how he carved out an overseas career that has included racing – and leading – the Indianapolis 500, a season in the NASCAR Cup Series, sports car racing, iconic Formula 1 cars and more. He took us inside some of the wheeling and dealing that got him his first IndyCar drive, a story that includes future F1 team boss and Supercars team co-owner Zak Brown, plus the chance meeting that led to his Indy 500 debut. He also chats about some of the friends he’s made along the way, a list that includes reigning F1 world champion Max Verstappen, and he also tackles your National Motor Racing Museum Couch Racer Questions.V8 Sleuth Bookshop:
Ep. 195 - Repco Supercars Weekly: How the co-driver grid is shaping up for Bathurst
21-04-2022
Ep. 195 - Repco Supercars Weekly: How the co-driver grid is shaping up for Bathurst
For this week’s edition of Repco Supercars Weekly, V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan runs through the key news from the Repco Supercars Championship, including a look at how the co-driver grid is shaping up for the Repco Bathurst 1000, and the Supercars team owner that is set to tackle an Australian Formula Ford Championship race later this year.The Garage:
Ep. 194 - Charlie Schwerkolt (Part 2)
20-04-2022
Ep. 194 - Charlie Schwerkolt (Part 2)
We’re talking to Charlie Schwerkolt this week on the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco. In Part 2, the Team 18 boss talks about the seasons where Tickford then Walkinshaw ran his Supercars entry, then the decision to strike out on his own and found his own squad, the Lee Holdsworth years, the 2019 rebuild that culminated in recruiting Mark Winterbottom and expanding to two cars for 2020 with Scott Pye. Charlie also opens up on what the future might look like for Team 18, and he also tackles your National Motor Racing Museum Couch Racer Questions.V8 Sleuth Bookshop: