BOX OF NEUTRALS
The myth, the legend, the McGinley
Box of Neutrals has been polluting radio waves and internet bandwidth since 2010, when a Melbourne community radio station united Michael Lamonato, Rob James and
Peter McGinley, two of whom were Formula One enthusiasts fascinated with the third’s enthusiasm for Neil Mitchell.
From that moment they were inseparable, travelling from Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs to the central business district — and beyond — to cover the sport they love.
Box of Neutrals’s five-year association with ABC Grandstand came to an end after the latter decided to focus more on the underrepresented ball sports of AFL, NRL, cricket and, to a lesser extent, the A-League, leaving Michael, Rob and
Peter to fend for themselves.
Neil Mitchell has never appeared on the programme.