Star power for new automotive podcast

Greg Rust and Shane Jacobson front The Grille podcast

Not content with one successful podcast, long-time motorsport commentator Greg Rust has launched his second.

Unlike his popular ‘Rusty’s Garage’ podcast that focuses on racing personalities, his new podcast looks at the broader automotive industry. Called ‘The Grille’ Rust is joined by actor and petrolhead Shane Jacobson and Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce CEO, Geoff Gwilym for the new show.

Rust explained that this is deliberately very different from Rusty’s Garage, not only in topic but also tone.

“We just felt like there was a gap in the automotive space for this type of show,” Rust said. “Plenty of people talk about automotive in panel style discussions but we wanted a podcast with an almost FM radio program feel about it… pacey and fun but, importantly, with authority.”

Former Top Gear Australia host Jacobson said he was drawn to the project by the opportunity to work with Rust – and talk about cars.

“It’s such a rare thrill to be working with the best in the business, and The Grille team really is the best,” Jacobson said. “Greg Rust is so knowledgeable and well-connected within the automotive world, and Geoff Gwilym is the go-to guy for industry comment. What he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. I’m really geared up for The Grille. Talking all things automotive? Try to stop me.”

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