Tom and Ray Help Out Cupid

01.24.2012

Tom and Ray help a nice young lady impress her date.

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My Engine Is Making This Strange Sound...

01.23.2012

What happens when a drummer learns how to be an auto mechanic? Check out one of the more creative uses for recycled auto parts we've seen lately.

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Flashback: Tom and Ray's MIT Commencement Address!

01.19.2012

Years ago, Tom and Ray delivered the commencement address at MIT.  Turns out, someone was listening!

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Snotsicles: The Definitive Image

01.18.2012

Ever wondered what a snotsicle really looks like?

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Amish Visits Car Talk Plaza

01.13.2012

What's it like to visit our lousy office? One intrepid visitor tells all.

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Shameless High Voltage Alert!

01.09.2012

Shameless High Voltage Alert! See Car Talk blogger Jim Motavalli interviewed by Jay Leno as part of Leno's Garage series. Jim's new book, High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry, just arrived in bookstores. 

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A Car Tune for a Good Cause

01.06.2012

This weekend, the show features a car tune with special meaning to Car Talk Plaza. Here's the scoop.

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It's Baaaaack...

12.09.2011

Geezers and hipsters rejoice! The Dodge Dart is on its way back, with a little help from...Fiat?

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Polluting Young Minds

11.10.2011

As if it weren't bad enough that an entire generation of adults have suffered through our lousy show, we're apparently also polluting the brains of America's future, too!

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Click and Clack recommended a tattoo for an 11 year old?!

10.25.2011

Yes. On a recent show 11 year old Hanna from Granby, Connecticut called to ask how to get back at her Dad, who was getting his jollies from laying on the horn of his truck when she walked by. Tom and Ray suggested a tattoo. But-- and this is a big but-- they suggested a temporary, henna tattoo.

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The Mechanics of Reasoning

09.23.2011

Be scared. Be very, very scared. Why? Simple: Tom and Ray might be training your next doctor. Turns out, our humble hosts are not half bad at taking a history. And, they might have some skills to share with, a gastroenterologist. Or even a brain surgeon.

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Tom, Ray and . . . Belly Dancing?

08.30.2011

Don’t worry. It’s not what you think. No mechanic’s bellies will ever be shown gyrating on our lousy web site. It turns out, Tom and Ray have finally reached one of our last, hold-out demographics... belly dancers! Check out this great letter and photo that our Producer Dougie Berman got from NPR host Teshima Walker.

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Car Talk Theme Tune, Now Digitally Remastered!

07.29.2011

Like the Car Talk theme tune? A lot of listeners tell us it's the best part of the show. We're not sure we'd disagree. Well, we love David Grisman's "Dawggy Mountain Breakdown," too, and we thought you'd like to know a bit of exciting news about those melodious bluegrass notes.

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S.S. Boat Payment

07.06.2011

Car Talk joined our friends from WBUR at a recent event. The Spring Festival, held at Community Rowing on the Charles River, gives listeners a chance to hang out on the water with their favorite local radio personalities. Captains Click and Clack of the S.S. Boat Payment made a guest appearance.

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Happy Birthday Tommy!

06.30.2011

Tom’s birthday comes but once a year and we couldn’t miss it. We’re deeply concerned about honoring our wise hosts… okay, who are we kidding? We’re looking for a chance to procrastinate and have an iced cappuccino with the old man. How did we celebrate Tom this year? Well…. Tired of...

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