The biggest news in Smooth Traffic history is announced, as Jonny reveals details about his new job. While reviewing the World Cup to date, Rob receives a birthday surprise in the form of an 'interview' that Ben & Jonny organised with Tim Sherwood. Jonny previews his upcoming tests of the 2-litre Jaguar F-Type and the new Audi R8 RWS. There's another round of the smash hit Deadliest Boot Spaces, as well as Jonny's opinions on Picasso and a review of F1 2017 on the PS4.
In this episode, the chaps preview the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, in their own unique way. There's a rundown of the teams that qualified, the teams that didn't and some absurd predictions along the way. Jonny (allegedly) sends a report from Kenya to see whether an African team can be crowned champions this time around, and there's also some football themed art and an unusual Dictionary Corner.
Episode 46 picks up where the last episode left off, with Jonny being inspired to begin writing a screenplay for 'Timestain' that features Rob and Ben cast in the main roles. Deadliest Boot Spaces returns again, as Ben tries to claw back the deficit against Rob with help from Andre the Giant. Jonny reviews a Botticelli and Rob tries to avoid segment-envy by giving Dictionary Corner a flavour that Jonny would enjoy. There's also another fax, and the chaps discuss the VW Golf GTi TCR.
Episode 45 opens with a return to one of the most popular segments in Smooth Traffic history... Deadliest Boot Spaces. Jonny once again hosts the hit gameshow segment to discover just how deadly boot spaces can be. Jonny was given free-rein on this episode, so a segment on the disappearance of white dog poo is not to be missed. Rob and Ben manage to restore some sanity as the chaps go through their car histories to come up with a 5 car garage of cars that they've owned. Jonny reveals his method for improving the roast dinner, and there's also another fax.
Jonny returns and explains where he's been (very briefly) before unveiling Smooth Traffic's first hit single in collaboration with Ben and the mysterious Cylo Lawnch. Rob and Jonny go back in time to discuss Five Car Garages that they put together in 2009, before Jonny moves on to discuss another piece of art. Rob takes everyone back to dictionary corner, much to Jonny's annoyance, and there's another fax on the trusty machine, this time regarding robot sentience.
In a Jonny-free episode (well, almost), Rob and Ben provide an update on the Smooth Traffic Project Car, the mark 1 Eunos Roadster. Rob shows Ben the most expensive SUV in the world, the Karlmann King, to prove that money can't buy taste. Ben tries to figure out why Rob and Jonny persist with GT Sport, due to all of the moaning that they do in the group WhatsApp chat. There's talk of a podcast rebrand following actual, real-life, feedback from listeners, and an interesting fax is received about dinosaurs and fruit trees.
The 2018 Formula One season is upon us, and who better to give you a totally uninformative preview than Rob and Jonny! Prior to dissecting all of the changes for the new season, as well as making the usual bold predictions, Jonny also talks about his recent trip to Wales driving the Caterham 620S. The chaps receive a rather interesting fax, posing the age-old question of the best layout for a mermaid. Rob and Ben humour Jonny in his attempts to diversify his skill set by becoming an art critic, and there's also time for more from Dictionary Corner.
Jonny has had two very fast Audis in recent weeks and reveals why he thinks the RS6 is the best car of all time, from a logical perspective. He also talks about the R8, which he took to Silverstone for a celebration of four-wheel drive with Porsche. Find out how he got car sick, and why you should eat at the Porsche Experience Centre. Rob once again delves into the dictionary to assist Ben in finding just the right words to describe Jonny, and the fax machine produces another classic listener question. Ben rounds things off with a quiz about New Zealand car names, and it becomes apparent that he likes to get a bit excited on aeroplanes.
Smooth Traffic has turned 40, and celebrated by having an existential crisis. However, before that, Ben returned from New Zealand and reveals all about the magical land and it's appalling hire cars. Jonny reveals details of the new VW up! GTI that everyone has been waiting for. Rob takes everyone on another trip to his dictionary corner, and Ben makes up for lost time overseas by talking about batteries.
It's a Ben-free episode this time, as Jonny and Rob get stuck in to all the topics that don't interest Ben. Jonny reveals all about his luxury road trip to Scotland in the Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge, as well as the slightly less luxurious couple of days he spent in Lisbon with the new Ford EcoSport. Rob helps Jonny fill in the gaps in his education in a new segment designed to answer any question that Jonny raises (think primary school level) and there's also another healthy discussion about the ethics involved in Gran Turismo Sport.