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The new T-shirt shop is open

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Have you ever found yourself reading this website and wishing that some elements of it could be purchased in easily wearable form? Well worry no more because the brand new Sniff Petrol T-shirt shop is here.

Thanks to the nice people at Shot Dead In The Head various Sniff-related catchphrases (and some other slogans that seemed like a good idea at the time) are now available printed onto high quality cotton T-shirts. And to celebrate the launch of this new, expanded range of Sniff Petrol ‘merch’ we’ve even arranged for the sun to come out. So frankly it’s the least you could do to buy some of our tawdry stuff.

Make with a click to see more of the new range.


Behind the scenes at Top Gear

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

If you’re a fan of the popular televisual programme Top Gear you might be interested in Sniff Petrol’s brand new behind-the-scenes book about the show.

It’s called Ambitious But Rubbish and it tells the hidden stories of some of Top Gear’s most memorable moments including the rather unusual wager behind James May’s caravan airship, the events that inspired attempts to destroy a Toyota Hilux, the secrets of the Botswana special, what really happened in that Alabama petrol station and many, many other things.

Ambitious But Rubbish is on sale now in all good book shops and probably some quite terrible ones too. Or you can order it from Amazon by effecting a clicking motion here.

Job done

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A well earned reward, yesterday

As you might know if you followed last week’s series of repetitive Tweets, this past weekend Sniff Petrol was acting as support crew for four friends as they attempted the epic 54 mile, 24 hour Thunderwalk challenge across the Brecon Beacons. And the good news is, THEY DID IT!

Better yet, my brave chums came home in a time of 21 hours and 35 minutes, which means that out of 50 teams taking part, they were inside the top ten (ignoring a bunch of Marines who did it in about 25 minutes and then went to sleep in a river).

Sincere thanks to all Sniff Twatteration followers who sponsored my mates in their endeavours and raised lots of well deserved money for Together For Short Lives. If you’re feeling generously inclined towards the remarkable achievements of four paunchy blokes approaching 40, you can still chip in some cash here.


An excuse to borrow a Land Rover

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The Brecon Beacons, yesterday

There will be no Sniff Petrol smartarse Twitter commentary on Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix because Sniff Petrol will be deep in the phone signal-free depths of Welsh Wales. Here’s why…

This weekend four of Sniff Petrol’s friends are taking part in something called the Thunderwalk, a non-stop 54 mile trek across the pointiest parts of the Brecon Beacons, to be completed in 24 hours or less.

Due to idleness and the wrong sort of shoes, Sniff Petrol will not be walking but will be acting as support crew by roaring about the place in a Land Rover Defender 110 towing a tanker full of tea and a curtainside full of Kendal Mint Cake.

Predictably, this entire endeavour is not for the fun of it. We’re doing it to raise money for a charity called Together For Short Lives which cares for terminally ill children and provides support for their parents.

If you’re feeling warm of heart, pure of soul and open of wallet you can sponsor our efforts here. Otherwise may your underpant drawer become full of bees.

The Troy T-shirts are almost gone!

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Friday, April 27th, 2012

It’s grey, it’s slashing with rain, it’s still necessary to wear a coat when you leave the house. Yes, the British summer time is well and truly on its way. And when the recalcitrant bastard finally arrives, what better way to herald its arrival than with a lovingly crafted DAB OF OPPO T-shirt?

No one wants to see the first glimmers of summer sunshine nor feel the first caress of a balmy summer breeze without at least one thing in their wardrobe that bears the catchphrase of everyone’s favourite motoring pseud. But you’ll have to hurry. Our T-shirt making chums at Slick Attire are rapidly selling their last batch of DAB OF OPPO shirts and once they’re gone this design will be no more. We’d almost call it a ‘limited edition’ (if we were Citroen).

You can buy a Troy Q shirt by making with some clickery here. Unless you’re more of a Carcoat Damphands fan, in which case you’ll have to buy a plain T from Gap and scrawl ‘MINTY’ on the front with a marker pen, possibly making you look like some sort of escaped lunatic.

UPDATE: That’s it, the Dab of Oppo T-shirts have now SOLD OUT. Sorry. 

Sniff Twitter

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Friday, March 16th, 2012

Do you like your enjoyment of Formula 1 races to be marred by an ongoing stream of sub-140 character drivel?

Well, good news! Sniff Petrol will be back on Twitter throughout the 2012 F1 season, adding almost nothing of merit during every race (or at least the ones that don’t clash with real life and/or sleeping).

Simply follow this link to have your internet pipe slowly clogged with nonsense.

Buy Sniff Petrol’s new TG book

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Wondering what to ask for this Christmas? Like Top Gear? Wondering what to give a relative this Christmas? Don’t care if they like Top Gear or not, the ungrateful bastards? Well good news! Sniff Petrol has written a new Top Gear book in league with the very excellent David Quantick, writer of many funny things including TV Burp.

The book is called A Top Gear Christmas and it’s packed full of all the usual bollocks you’d expect from the world’s favourite programme that used to be about cars including Clarkson’s opinion powered hot air balloon, Hammond’s guide to cooking for Brummies, May’s disastrous stint as a department store Santa, a whole cartoon strip based on The Interceptors thing that was on the TV this year and much, much more.

You can buy it from the nice people at Amazon by making with the click, here.

Dab Of Oppo T-shirts are back

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Good news for all fans of utterly dreadful car journalist Troy Queef; Dab Of Oppo T-shirts are now back in stock in all sizes.

Yes, the British summer was rubbish but what if there’s a sudden heatwave in October? You’ll look pretty stupid if you haven’t got a stylish piece of website-related T-shirtery to wear then, won’t you eh? Also, you might live in Australia, in which case your summer is just around the corner and is bound to be boiling hot. Plus, scientists now believe that these T-shirts actually repel spiders, snakes, sharks and all the other lethal things that are constantly trying to kill you as soon as you go outside. Bonzer!

Make with some clickery to buy a Dab Of Oppo T-shirt now!

Please buy Sniff Petrol’s new book

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sniff Petrol has lovingly crafted the words to a brand new book called The Top Gear Drivers’ Handbook.

If you watch Top Gear only because you fancy Richard Hammond and think James May has sweet hair, this probably isn’t the book for you. If, on the other hand, you like this website you will almost certainly enjoy the Drivers’ Handbook since it has almost nothing to do with the TV show and is actually a bit silly and strange.

In fact, you should buy a copy now before the publisher realises they’ve made a terrible mistake and withdraws all copies in favour of a massive picture of Jeremy Clarkson pretending to set fire to stuff.

The Top Gear Drivers’ Handbook is in bookshops now, or you can order a half price copy from the nice people at Amazon by making a clicking action here

Troy Queef T-shirts

Posted in Shameless plugging by Sniff Petrol on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The evenings are getting lighter, the temperature is getting warmer and all across the Northern Hemisphere people are looking vainly in the wardrobes before saying, ‘Gosh, I wish I could buy a T-shirt bearing the silly catchphrase of Troy Queef from Sniff Petrol, preferably in a choice three different colours such as blue, green or another sort of green and for just seventeen pounds or slightly more if I live abroad.’ Well, the good news is, you can.

Thanks to the excellent people at Slick Attire, Troy Queef T-shirts are ready and waiting for your wearing pleasure. To secure what is almost certain to be the only thing to be seen in at motoring events this summer, effect some clicking here. Although when we say ‘the only thing’, please do remember to put on some trousers.