Gareth Jones On Speed #404
Christmas with George Russell‘s family & Zog & Sarah write to Santa and Gareth sings Plygain. The Gareth Jones Jones On Speed Xmas Special OUT Now.
published: 17 Dec 2020
Presented by: Gareth Jones, Sarah Leach & Zog
#404 Xmas Special. We review the season gone by, give gifts, virtually, read terrible Christmas cracker jokes, write poems and perform the Welsh tradition of Plygain, and share our hopes for the New Year. Plus new On Speed music with "Before Christmas".
Oh I always hope at this time of the year
That a gift might come my way
Oh the car that I dream of most nights when I’m asleep
And in truth I think of in the day.
It is small it isn’t vast
But above all it is fast
It's Italian and four-wheel drive
I know that tonight I shall struggle to sleep tight
In the hope that in the morning it arrives.
It is made by a brand
That you can’t buy in this land
A name that won Grands Prix in the fifties
And I remember when It got pole at Le Mans
Back in the 1980s
They made luxury saloons
And beautiful coupés,
Unbeatable back in the day
They won championships in rally
This car is is up my ally
A Lancia Delta Integrale.
Written, produced & performed by Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones On Speed - Before Christmas
It’s been a year full of regrets
Nights without sleep
But my faith in you was restored
I’m not religious, but thank the Lord
That F1 came back on-board
And was still on TV just…… before Christmas.
I’m sure one race driver will look back
"Maybe I should have taken a different tack,
Perhaps I shouldn’t have signed for Williams
And brought them cash from my sponsor in millions
But their poor performance has built my resilience
And at least Claire and Frank will have money in the bank Before Christmas".
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But I guess not as many as you
Perez I suppose your view is that
You should have closed a deal for a drive before Christmas.
Oh Bottas tries his best
But he couldn’t better Lewis
Once again this year
But there‘s one thing he’ll hold dear
That will bring him some Yuletide cheer
That in Saudi Arabia at least …. he finished one place ahead Lewis …. Before Christmas
And when Vettel takes time to reflect
He’ll think: “Hey, what the heck,
I’m a four-time champion,
And I know that won’t happen again
But from now on, I won’t have to deal with Scuderia politics
And at least I’ll have an Aston Martin before Christmas".
So when you think it’s been tough.
2020, we’ve had enough
Next year won’t be anywhere near as rough.
We’ll put Covid 19 behind us
And give each other a long-needed hug
Now’s the time to shake the bad stuff off
And look forward to some wonderful stuff
Written, performed & produced by Gareth Jones
click here to see the Daniel Ricciardo parkour video Sarah mentioned
Gareth Jones On Speed will return in 2021, for our 17th season.