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#0626: It's a Long Way to Hunga-Dunga

Original Air Date: 07.01.2006

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New from Car Talk R&D: How do you keep a mattress from flying off the roof of your car? The mattress spoiler! We check in with our test pilot, Howard, after his trek to Hunga-Dunga. Plus, how hot is Barney the Big Purple Sexmobile? Steve’s smokin’ Town and Country van needs a cold shower just to get out of the driveway. Also, we track down a serial tire killer: Henry has single-handedly used up all the tire warranties for the rest of us. That, and Vinny the Nose gives his eulogy for the Lincoln Town Car’s luxury-size trunk, and more in this week’s show.

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This Week's Puzzler

Which state claims two automotive firsts: the first to require driving on the right, and the first to have a high-speed, multi-lane highway. (Also claims first slinky and first football game.) Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How did a trip to the burger joint get this car back on the road? Find out!

Show Open Topic

What Vinny the Nose has to say about the possible demise of the Lincoln Town car.

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