Carlin needs Tom and Ray's help choosing a gift for her boyfriend who will turn 40 this year. The birthday boy has a '71 VW Bus that needs repair and she wants to give something that will help with that project. Can Tom and Ray think of the perfect present?
Car Talk's thrilled to welcome a new guest blogger to these parts - Tom Bodett. That's right, the prolific writer, the Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me panelist, the former All Things Considered Alaska Commentator - and the guy who once ad-libbed a line for a certain motel chain, that became one of the best- known catch-phrases, ever.