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.

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Cargumentative | Gymkhana life & best advice

In this episode the guys speak to South African Gymkhana Grid driving sensation, Carl van As, on his rise up the motorsport ladder. They also team up to offer some secondhand car buying advice for confused friend and Business Day Company’s editor, Nick Wilson. ​

Cargumentative | It’s all Greek to us

In this episode the guys discuss Audi’s ridiculously complicated nomenclature system and why they’d be better off using QR codes in place of traditional badges.

They also explain why the 24 Hours of Le Mans is so special and delve into Thomas’ secret life as a C-list TV celebrity.

Oh and there’s news – lots of it.​

Cargumentative | Coulthard gives us wings

n this episode Thomas is away on a car launch leaving Nadav, Mike and Mark to man the fort. As such they nerd-out on unattainable supercars and play another of game of Hoon-Marry-Destroy. Special guest David Coulthard talks to them about Formula 1 and whether or not it has a future in South Africa. ​

Cargumentative | How to build an Outlaw 911

With Nadav living his best life down at The Beach House, Thomas, Mike and Mark are joined by Matthew Barnes: a Porschephile who has spent the last six years building his very own Outlaw Porsche 911 – with his own hands in his own garage. The guys also discuss how we consume motoring media in the digital age.​

Cargumentative | Homologation Heaven

In this episode the guys talk about their favourite homologation specials. They also play a new game where they have choose a car that they’d marry, have a fling with or roll off a cliff. ​

Cargumentative | A place for pretenders

In this episode the guys discuss the contentious subject of kit cars and replicas. Do they have a place in the automotive world or are they nothing but devious imposters?

Thomas also rants about car clubs and why they should be avoided. ​

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Cargumentative | Monster Jam Magic

In this special-edition episode the guys (except Nadav, of course, because he’s far too cultured) go behind the scenes at Monster Jam Johannesburg where they get up close and personal with the monster trucks and their colourful drivers. They also find out what it takes to built a Monster Jam course. Yep, it’s all thriller and no filler. ​

Cargumentative | Bought her for your daughter

In this episode the guys are back with one of their legendary second-hand car challenges. This week they have to pick a first-car for their respective daughters (well, imaginary daughter in Thomas’ case) and justify why they chose it. They also talk about the upcoming Jaguar Simola Hillclimb and touch on car colour trends.​

Cargumentative | Is green good?

In this episode the guys have a debate about a car Thomas loves but everybody else hates – the Toyota Prius.

Mike has a rant about what’s bugging him on SA roads and is surprised to hear that the Dakar Rally is moving from South America to Saudi Arabia.

Cargumentative | How now sacred cow

Thomas is back in studio, albeit a little rusty. To celebrate his return he tells the guys about the facelifted 2019 Toyota Prius as well as the new Porsche Macan he recently drove down in the Cape. Other highlights include a debate on patina plus a judgment on one of the car worlds biggest a sacred cows – the VW Beetle. ​

Cargumentative | Why should all first Ferrari be red?

This week the Cargumentative team joined by radio personality Jacob Moshokoa, host a Ferrari special.

What’s with all first buy Ferrari’s being red? The team is divided on the issue; Nadav loses his cool, but Mike defends the craze and feels just a little personally attacked. Mike also test drives and defends the controversial front engine Ferrari California, a car that has been branded as a “chick’s car”.

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Cargumentative | Oh Schucks.... It's Scheckter!

The guys interrupt their regular podcast schedule to talk to six-times national South African motorsport champion and F1 Grand Prix driver, Ian Scheckter. The older brother of Jody Scheckter, Ian raced in the ‘Golden Era’ of Formula 1 and drove for teams such as March, Williams and Hesketh Racing where his teammate was James Hunt. Mike is star-struck and Nadav is rendered totally speechless.​

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