V8 SLEUTH PODCAST HITS 1 MILLION DOWNLOADS

The V8 Sleuth Podcast has just surpassed 1 million downloads. Pic: AN1 Media

THE V8 Sleuth Podcast Powered by Repco has reached a very special milestone – 1 million downloads!

Established in 2019, the V8 Sleuth Podcast has become a firm favourite with motorsport fans for its weekly episodes featuring long-form interviews, fan Q&A sessions and dedicated subject shows.

LISTEN: Go through the back catalogue of V8 Sleuth Podcast episodes here.

The V8 Sleuth Podcast has grown in 2021 to also include an additional Repco Supercars Weekly episode every Tuesday that takes a look at the news and happenings in the Repco Supercars Championship.

The success of the V8 Sleuth Podcast helped the V8 Sleuth team win a 2020 Motorsport Australia award for Best Use of Digital Media.

Co-host Aaron Noonan with John Bowe, the two-time Bathurst 1000 winner was the first V8 Sleuth Podcast guest in 2019.
Nine-time F1 race winner Mark Webber was an early guest on the V8 Sleuth Podcast in 2019.

Past guests on the weekly Wednesday podcast have included the likes of Mark Skaife, Glenn Seton, Dave Reynolds, Jim Richards, Mark Webber, Garth Tander, Dick Johnson, Larry Perkins, Greg Murphy, Ryan Story, Jamie Whincup, Tomas Mezera, Greg Rust, Will Davison and many, many more.

Guests so far in 2021 have included Barry Ryan, Lee Holdsworth, Jack Perkins, Leanne Tander and Fred Gibson with some great names and stories lined up for upcoming weeks.

The podcast has also taken special look backs at historic topics including the Calder Park Thunderdome, two-litre Super Touring and the Super2 Series.

“I want to say a special thanks to all of our listeners who so passionately tune into the pod every week,” says host and V8 Sleuth MD Aaron Noonan.

“Reaching one million downloads is something we would have never dreamt of when we started the podcast. As an independent, in-house produced podcast we are very proud of building our listenership off the back of our existing social media audience and website platform.

“We get enormous amounts of feedback, suggestions and questions and we love the engagement with motorsport fans that the podcast has given us.

“Will Dale has done a sensational job at our end too, he puts together the audio every week, manages its uploading and supporting website content and jumps in as occasional co-host as well, he has been instrumental in the podcast reaching this milestone number.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our partnership with the team at Repco this year. They are passionate about all things automotive, and their support is invaluable. We’re very proud they chose us to partner with.

“A special thanks too to Tom Arciuli from our foundation podcast partner Doric and Michael Pearson and his team from Timken who supported us in 2020. Their support means a lot to us.

“Additionally, thank you to Petronas, Motorfocus, the National Motor Racing Museum at Bathurst and new partners The Motorsport Trader for their fantastic support and involvement as supporting partners of the podcast, as well as the team at Whooshkaa who provide the technology for our podcast and have done a great job in sourcing additional advertising campaigns.”

The V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco is available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and most podcast platforms. 

It is also available directly from the www.v8sleuth.com.au website.

EPISODE LIST: THE V8 SLEUTH PODCAST

2019

Ep. 1 – John Bowe
Ep. 2 – Mark Webber
Ep. 3 – Q&A
Ep. 4 – Cameron McConville
Ep. 5 – The Green-Eyed Monster
Ep. 6 – Q&A
Ep. 7 – Will Davison (Part 1)
Ep. 8 – Will Davison (Part 2)
Ep. 9 – The Brock Commodore called Beth (HRT 030)
Ep. 10 – Steven Johnson
Ep. 11 – Jamie Whincup
Ep. 12 – Troy Bayliss
Ep. 13 – 888-023 aka Kate
Ep. 14 – Dick Johnson
Ep. 15 – Paul Gover
Ep. 16 – Mark Skaife
Ep. 17 – Garth Tander
Ep. 18 – Jim Richards
Ep. 19 – Ford’s Top 10 drivers at the Bathurst 1000
Ep. 20 – Colin Bond
Ep. 21 – The Last DJR Car To Win Bathurst
Ep. 22 – V8 Sleuth’s 2019 Bathurst Preview
Ep. 23 – Simona De Silvestro
Ep. 24 – Q&A
Ep. 25 – Q&A
Ep. 26 – Why we love the Bathurst 12 Hour

2020

Ep. 27 – Jason Bargwanna
Ep. 28 – 
Adelaide 500, Q&A
Ep. 29 – David Reynolds (Part 1)
Ep. 30 – David Reynolds (Part 2)
Ep. 31 – Larry Perkins (Part 1)
Ep. 32 – Larry Perkins (Part 2)
Ep. 33 – Ryan Story (Part 1)
Ep. 34 – Ryan Story (Part 2)
Ep. 35 – Q&A
Ep. 36 – Greg Rust (Part 1)
Ep. 37 – Greg Rust (Part 2)
Ep. 38 – Nick Percat (Part 1)
Ep. 39 – Nick Percat (Part 2)
Ep. 40 – V8 Sleuth Trivia Competition!
Ep. 41 – Jason Bright (Part 1)
Ep. 42 – Jason Bright (Part 2)
Ep. 43 – Alan Gow (Part 1)
Ep. 44 – Alan Gow (Part 2)
Ep. 45 – Wayne Gardner (Part 1)
Ep. 46 – Wayne Gardner (Part 2)
Ep. 47  Q&A: Thunderdome, V8s on Channel 9 and more…
Ep. 48  The 5 Greatest DJR/DJRTP Racecars
Ep. 49  Peter Brock’s first #05 Holden
Ep. 50 – Paul Dumbrell (Part 1)
Ep. 51 – Paul Dumbrell (Part 2)
Ep. 52 – Michael Caruso (Part 1)
Ep. 53 – Michael Caruso (Part 2)
Ep. 54 – What happened to Brock’s Bathurst-winning cars
Ep. 55 – Q&A: Sneaky turbo dials, JR’s podium cars and more…
Ep. 56 – Q&A: Privateers, Skylines, Triple Challenge TV and more…
Ep. 57 – Luke Youlden (Part 1)
Ep. 58 – Luke Youlden (Part 2)
Ep. 59 – 20 years of Super2: Rising stars and magic moments
Ep. 60 – Scott McLaughlin (Part 1)
Ep. 61 – Scott McLaughlin (Part 2)
Ep. 62 – Q&A: Polarisers, winning AU Falcons, the ‘missing’ HRT car
Ep. 63 – Grant Denyer (Part 1)
Ep. 64 – Grant Denyer (Part 2)
Ep. 65 – Super Touring’s glory years Down Under
Ep. 66 – Greg Murphy (Part 1)
Ep. 67 – Greg Murphy (Part 2)
Ep. 68 – Melinda Price
Ep. 69 – Restoring ‘Steffi’: Brock’s ‘last’ Bathurst Commodore
Ep. 70 – Bathurst Trivia Competition
Ep. 71 – Bathurst Q&A: FPR BBQs, Larry’s ‘new’ VP, the car that did the most Bathursts
Ep. 72 – V8 Sleuth’s 2020 Bathurst 1000 Preview
Ep. 73 – Holden’s Top 10 drivers at the Bathurst 1000
Ep. 74 – Tomas Mezera (Part 1)
Ep. 75 – Tomas Mezera (Part 2)
Ep. 76 – Mark Skaife
Ep. 77 – Glenn Seton
Ep. 78 – The untimely end of the Adelaide 500
Ep. 79 – Andy Raymond
Ep. 80 – Q&A: Bathurst trophies, undercooked Group A cars, RIP street circuits?
Ep. 81 – Allan Grice (Part 1)
Ep. 82 – Allan Grice (Part 2)
Ep. 83 – Riana Crehan
Ep. 84 – Q&A: SVG without Shippy, Sandown MIA, paddle-shift future
Ep. 85 – Best of 2020: Stitch-ups, hotel pillows, garbologists
Ep. 86 – How V8 Sleuth came to be

2021

Ep. 87 – The rise and fall of the Thunderdome
Ep. 88 – The Falcon that broke Glenn Seton’s heart
Ep. 89 – Lee Holdsworth (Part 1)
Ep. 90 – Lee Holdsworth (Part 2)
Ep. 91 – Analysing Triple Eight’s bombshell announcements
Ep. 92 – Q&A: The number zero, ‘pink pigs’, Baskerville
Ep. 93 – Celebrating Tickford Racing’s 250th Supercars round start
Ep. 94 – V8 Sleuth’s 2021 Repco Supercars Championship Preview
Ep. 95 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 96 – Fred Gibson (Part 1)
Ep. 97 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 98 – Fred Gibson (Part 2)
Ep. 99 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 100 – Dirk Klynsmith
Ep. 101 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 102 – Q&A: Tasman’s tiger, totalled Toll car, Tander’s lost win
Ep. 103 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 104 – Q&A: Sandown’s future, LOGAMO Holdens, DNQ record
Ep. 105 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 106 – Greg Murphy’s ‘Lap of the Gods’ Holden Commodore
Ep. 107 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 108 – Leanne Tander (Part 1)
Ep. 109 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 110 – Leanne Tander (Part 2)
Ep. 111 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 112 – Jack Perkins (Part 1)
Ep. 113 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 114 – Jack Perkins (Part 2)
Ep. 115 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 116 – Barry Ryan (Part 1)
Ep. 117 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 118 – Barry Ryan (Part 2)
Ep. 119 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 120 – Q&A: Most teams to win in a year, a V8 Masters tour, the ‘Fordodore’
Ep. 121 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 122 – The Power of 7
Ep. 123 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 124 – Adrian Burgess (Part 1)
Ep. 125 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 126 – Adrian Burgess (Part 2)
Ep. 127 – Repco Supercars Weekly
Ep. 128 – John Faulkner (Part 1)