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The Behind the Wheel Podcast heads underground this week... One of our favourite crazy billionaires has come up with an idea to tunnel under city’s in an attempt to ease traffic congestion. In fact, he’s started The Boring Company and is laying down plans now to start in LA - of course, it’s Tesla and Paypal founder Elon Musk. Closer to home there are a couple of big projects where that exact thing is already happening. Melbourne’s Metro Train Tunnel and Sydney’s WestConnex M5 Tunnel are already underway and we’ve got the Major Project Director, Tom Ireland from Aurecon on the show with his thoughts on whether Elon Musk has finally lost his marbles or is on to another winner. You may remember back in 1979 that a Torana A9X driven by Bob Morris won the Touring Car Championship. Well, you can buy that exact car. James Nicholls from auction house Mossgreen is on to tell us how much he thinks it’ll cost you. Our friends at HSV are busy working on the last of the Commodore based projects, and now they are offering drive experiences in the fastest ever Aussie car ever made - the HSV GTS W1. Damon Paul from HSV is on the show with all the details on how you can be part of history. Simon Lai has been driving the Ford Escape - the small SUV that competes with the likes of the RAV4 and Honda CR-V - we’ll find out whether the Ford should be on your shopping list. Rachel Franco returns with some sobering thoughts on commercial vehicle drivers and their mental health after disturbing results were found after a Mercedes-Benz study. Joel has been exceedingly busy, he’ll join us live form the Australian launch of the Honda Civic Hatch. He's also been at the launch of the all new Hyundai i30, he'll let us know what it's like to drive on Australian roads, and he’s chosen his top 5 small cars on the market. There's a great product review on this week's Behind the Wheel and all the news you can handle.
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