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The Fuelling Around podcast: Amy Macdonald’s love of supercars

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August 5, 2020
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Multi-platinum album selling British singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald is the latest celebrity car fanatic to join Jason Plato and Dave Vitty on Fuelling Around.

On the eighth episode of the motoring podcast, powered by Adrian Flux, Macdonald reveals she has “lost loads of money” on her expensive supercar habit since signing her first recording contract with Universal at the age of 18.

At the peak of her obsession, the Glasgow pop star’s garage contained a Range Rover Vogue, Bentley Continental, Ferrari 458 and Ferrari 488 – a far cry from the Mini Cooper she purchased after passing her test.

It was in the little red car that she enjoyed her first real adventure as Macdonald describes a nervy trip she took driving friends to the T in the Park festival just two days after removing her L plates.

Slowing the passion 

The This is the Life singer admits she hasn’t bought a new car in a few years and has become a more responsible driver now she’s reached her 30s.

Her focus has turned to eyeing a new kitchen and spending less time driving through the Clyde Tunnel to enjoy an ear-splitting engine roar as she goes through the gears. 

But the coronavirus lockdown has seen her fantasising about purchasing something “shiny and new” again like a mocked up Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari hybrid she has seen.

A Bugatti Chiron remains another fantasy purchase thanks to Macdonald’s experience of driving a €2.2million Bugatti Veyron on public roads in France.


Amy Macdonald

Future album cover

The supercar fanatic was in the middle of recording her fifth album when lockdown hit. 

Yet she may have stumbled upon a potential cover for when it’s released thanks to chatting to Plato and Vitty about her dream drive. 

So if you see Macdonald driving a Rolls-Royce in California’s Yosemite National Park you’ll know where you heard it first – and that she was listening to Bruce Springsteen during the shoot.

You can also listen and subscribe to the podcast powered by Adrian Flux insurance service on Spotify and Apple podcasts. 

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