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Drivers Seat

GTFM’s monthly motoring magazine … but on the radio – hosted by Ian Edwards

Named after the Sniff n’ the Tears record from the late 70’s, Driver’s Seat is a magazine style motoring radio show broadcast 7-9 pm on GTFM, the first Thursday of every month from March to December.

The idea behind Driver’s Seat was to create and develop a motoring show on the radio to plug the gap between car shows on television and the motoring magazines.

The show mainly covers the South Wales classic car scene and Welsh motorsport, although occasionally guests etc are further afield. Over the years (Driver’s Seat was first broadcast back in 2008) the guest “list” has not only featured famous and well known names* but also interviews with (usually local) car enthusiasts themselves. Thus giving those enthusiasts not only the opportunity to share their passion but to also promote their clubs and any events they maybe involved in organising.

A radio show, broadcast live, for genuine car enthusiasts. Think of chatting to fellow petrolheads at a car show or “torque-ing” cars down the pub with your mates. Not so much interviews but conversations with fellow car lovers.

The show is exclusive to GTFM and is broadcast live on 107.9 fm in the Pontypridd (South Wales) area and can also be listened to on line at anywhere on the planet / via the GTFM app for iPhone and Android devices!

*Just some of the guests and interviews featured on Driver’s Seat since 2008 have included; Rauno Aaltonen, Nicky Grist, Tony Mason, Richard Parry Jones (Ford Motor Company), Louise Goodman, Mike Brewer (Wheeler Dealers), Fuzz Townsend (Car SOS), Daniel Hopkins, Matt Tomkins, Nick Larkin all (3) of Practical Classics. Sam Skelton and Gillian Carmoodie of Classic Car Weekly, Steve Cropley (Autocar), Jason Pritchard (British Historic Rally Champion 2015 & 2016), Osian Pryce (up and coming Welsh rally driver), Geoff Lancaster (Director of Communications FBHVC), Jack Grover, Chris Hope & Jack Grover (Classic Car Buyer) and James Elliott (Classic & Sports Car). Plus numerous members of local (and not so local) car clubs.

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You can now catch up with the show as a podcast – Details here!