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Car Dealer Podcast: We plan our pre-reg Roller business, talk furlough fraud, and discuss booming sales

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This week on the Car Dealer Podcast we talk about all of the important stories as dealerships prepare to let customers back into their showrooms.

Our guest this week, joining myself and editor-in-chief James Baggott, is Jon Reay.

On the weekly Car Dealer quiz, we try and choose the best stories of the week and ask our guest to decide who’s were the best.


As we start the quiz, I’m finally catching up after James’ winning streak – and the scores sit at 8 – 6 to him.

With showrooms busy preparing to open and many enjoying the more buoyant times compared to other lockdowns, there was plenty to talk about even in a shorter week.

You can listen by searching for ‘Car Dealer Podcast’ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other players or you can hit play below.

If you’d like to feature on a future episode of the postcast you can get in contact with the team.


And if you think we’ve missed any great stories let us know. (Not if it’s about David Peel at Pentagon though, as that broke as we signed off the recording.)

To find out more about all the stories we mentioned though, you can find them all linked below.

Ask for reservation fee instead of deposit to avoid distance-selling obligations, say legal experts

Rolls-Royce posts highest-ever Q1 sales in its 116-year history

Lookers share price jumps again as analysts upgrade forecasts for previously-struggling dealer group

Brits saved £18bn during coronavirus pandemic – and they now want to splash the cash on new cars

More than half of car dealers believe Q2 sales will be higher than pre-Covid levels

BMW Group posts record Q1 sales in 2021 – up a third compared to same period last year

Lookers trading ‘ahead of expectations’ in first quarter despite drop in new and used car sales

Car dealers advised to remove names from used car service history or face expensive court cases

Caterham Cars bought by Japan-based VT Holdings

Investigation: How Brexit has led to a parts crisis for independent garages in the UK

10,000 furlough fraud investigations now open as government funds special task force to tackle cases

Number of young people with a driving licence falls to a record low

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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