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About Car Talk

Just the Facts

Car Talk Show History

Tom and Ray's Bios  (PDF)


A Few Classic Car Talk Calls

Christy
After many years, Christy comes clean with her dad.
 

Tollbooth
Gail, the tollbooth fugitive, gets more than she bargained for.
 

Charlie
Sometimes, the best fix is whacking your car with a shoe.
 

Andy Letter
Can two people who don’t know what they’re talking about know less than one person who doesn’t know what he’s talking about?


Car Talk Photos Through the Years  |  View All Photos

Press photo by Richard Howard. (Tom Magliozzi, L, Ray Magliozzi, R.)
Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) of NPR's Car Talk  Photo by Richard Howard. (Ray Magliozzi, L, Tom Magliozzi, R.)
Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) of NPR's Car Talk.  Photo by Richard Howard. (Ray Magliozzi, L, Tom Magliozzi, R.)


Quotable Click and Clack  |  See All Quotes (PDF)

"No matter what it is, it's gonna cost you $200, if that's what it is." -- Tom

"If you left work any earlier, you'd pass yourself coming in." -- Ray to Tom

"How do you know if you've got a good mechanic? By the size of his boat." -- Tom on 60 Minutes

"Every jalopy runs beautifully on a sunny day. On a sunny day all's right with the world. Why, even the ants on your picnic blanket don't bother you." -- Tom

"Would you rather be right? Or would you rather be happy?" -- Tom on arguing with your spouse.


Articles About Car Talk

New York Times: On 'Car Talk,' Sound Repair Tips, No Charge for the Humor

New York Times: Good News Garage Leads to Radio Laurels

New York Times: Out in Car Country, Banter Is Their Language

CBS 60 Minutes: Steve Kroft Profiles Tom and Ray (PDF Transcript)
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Time: Four-Wheel Expertise

Brill's Content: The Car Talk Guys Just Want To Have Fun

Wall Street Journal: She's the Car Talk Traffic Cop

People: Ray and Tom Magliozzi Get Stalled Auto Owners
in Gear with Nuts-and-Bolts Car Talk

Rolling Stone: Motor Mouths

USA Today: Radio's Big Wheels


Press Releases


Additional Information

Tom and Ray's Bios: The Long Version

Car Talk in the Comics

Car Talk Logos

Car Talk Press Photos

Autographed Photo of Tom and Ray - "To our dearest friend"

Autographed Photo of Tom and Ray - "Sorry we wasted your time"

Autographed Photo of Tom and Ray - "Thanks for letting us steal your car"
Print out to 8"x10" (for listeners who have appeared on the show)

About Car Talk Web Underwriting

Car Talk's Vehicle Donation Program

Car Talk Car Tunes CD Photo & Liner Notes