Episode #404 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Brandon Turkus talk about the BMW i8 and i3, this week's SEMA show, the looming Ferrari spin-off and the passing of Tom Magliozzi, longtime co-host of NPR's Car Talk. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow a
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NPR announced today that Car Talk, its beloved radio call-in show, will cease recording new episodes in the fall. Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi are retiring from the show, and while NPR will continue broadcasting "new" Car Talk episodes, they will be created from archived material. NPR says Tom, 74, and Ray, 63, will continue to write a weekly column and post to their website and Facebook.
Last July, we told you that Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi were in the process of creating an animated series for PBS about the Tappet brother's on and off-air hijinks in Harvard Square. While you'll have to wait until July 9th for the first of ten episodes of "As the Wrench Turns," later this month, Click and Clack will be starring in a Nova production entitled "Car of the Future," where Tom searches for a suitable candidate to replace his rarely running and often maligned '52 MG roadster.
You all know Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the vaudeville act of auto advice. Also known as Click and Clack or the Tappet Brothers, the two have a talk show on NPR and a newspaper column. In their latest installment the brothers discuss biofuels. After having fun with BioWillie, the banter reaches straight vegetable oil (SVO). Tom says, "So SVO is still for the wacko fringe (go ahead, write to me and complain, fellas; I can take it).
What do the 1980 Chevy Monza and the 1973 VW Microbus have in common? They are among Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi's Top 10 Scariest Cars list. Of the Monza they say, " Whenever one of these beauties reared its ugly grille in front of the garage, every mechanic with more than six weeks' experience would go running for the men's room and lock the door." Another car on the list, the 1987 Ford Festiva, gets this derision from the brothers: "We once got in trouble for saying this car came rig