Cargumentative

Join Sunday Times motoring journalist Thomas Falkiner on Cargumentative: a sometimes-pugnacious podcast about all things cars and motoring.

Resident guests include fellow enthusiasts Mark Poluta, Mike Salomon and Nadav Ravid. Expect spirited banter about everything from general car culture and classics right through to new releases and industry news. Sit down, plug in and gear up.

A Tiso Blackstar Group Production.

Keywords: Motorsport, cars, motoring, car spotter , podcast, auto, car lover, automotive news, vehicle, car news, car manufacturers

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04
NOV

Halloween Special: Motoring horror stories

In this episode the guys are joined in studio by local Porsche hot-rodder, Matthew Barnes. In the spirit of Halloween they bear all and regale you with their darkest automotive horror stories.

They also touch on some news and Thomas chats about innovative Jaguar Land Rover Experience Centre. ​
21
OCT

Racing the Devil

In this episode the guys talk to Mike about an informal race he staged between his Lamborghini Diablo and a friend’s helicopter.

They also have a lengthy news segment and chat about the upcoming Kyalami 9-Hour.
14
OCT

The importance of proportion

In this episode the guys have a crack at tackling the importance of proportion in car design. They also touch on some interesting news topics – a record-setting hearse parade at Kyalami – and talk about owning cars they wish they hadn’t.​
07
OCT

In search of cheap luxury

In this episode the guys are tasked with choosing their best second-hand luxury saloon car for under R500,000. They also have an extra long news segment to keep you all up to date with what’s been happening in the automotive world. ​
30
SEP

TV on the radio

In this episode the guys are joined in studio by Ignition TV presenter Marius Roberts. They talk about his recent Lamborghini road trip through Italy and also offer some buying advice for a listener looking to upgrade from a faulty Audi A3 to a sport two-seater convertible. ​
23
SEP

Car crazes that we just don't get

In this episode the guys chat about car crazes they don’t understand. Particularly ones that seem to make cars worse – like lowering them until they scrape over pretty much everything. They also chat about the 20-year anniversary of the venerable Porsche 911 GT3 and, of course, bicker about the latest news stories.
16
SEP

Cargumentative | The sweet sound of speed

In this episode the guys are tasked with choosing their best sounding racing car of all time. Yep, turn up the volume because this is going to be a good one. You also get to vote on our poll for the car that gets your ears the most excited. There’s also a healthy dose of industry news plus a debate on whether or not Thomas should trade his Materia Turbo in on a second-generation Toyota Prius. ​
09
SEP

Cargumentative | How to restore a Dino

In this episode the guys talk to Concours SA winner, Vic Campher, about what went into restoring his beautiful 1971 Dino 246 GT.

They also talk about what’s been happening in the car world and Nadav has a rant about poor dealer sales service. ​

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02
SEP

PODCAST SPECIAL | To the Concours of course

In this episode the guys don their chino slacks and panama hats to broadcast live from the annual Concours SA held at Steyn City.

They take a closer look at some of the cars on show, chat to one of the judges and speak to an owner of a seriously mint Porsche 356. ​
02
SEP

Cargumentative | The vehicle maintenance house-call concept

In this episode Mike get’s out of his comfort zone and into Thomas’s very comfy chair in the studio.

In the age of Uber-Eats and apps for everything is there a possibility of an introduction of the house call for car maintenance?

What is happening in the classic car market and what would tempt the presenters to shell out their hard earned cash right now?
26
AUG

Cargumentative | 2019 SA Festival of Motoring doesn't live up to the hype

In this episode, the team discusses the latest Festival of Motoring. Mark attended the event and reports back to the team, saying that he was less then impressed.

Coupé? Spyder? Shooting brake? The guys also explain the various (and often confusing) body styles that define the automotive world.

Finally, they also talk to Mark about his epic road trip enjoyed behind the wheel of his 911 3.2 Carrera.

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