Crusty's Mysterious Brake Lights
RAY: Crusty didn't pull anything off, really.
TOM: No, he didn't.
RAY: He just stepped on his brake pedal.
TOM: That's right. Because he wasn't stepping on it the other times.
RAY: He was stopping using his emergency brake, which of course, doesn't make the brake lights come on. Had he known he was being followed by the police, he would have used the emergency brake to slow and stop the car, and then he would have stepped on the brake as well. But thinking he wasn't being followed.
Who's our winner?
TOM: The winner this week is Sandy Hashima, from San Diego, California. And for having her answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Sandy is going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at CAR TALK.com, with which she can get our brand, spanking new CD called, Once Upon A Car Fire, the greatest Car Talk stories ever told. It features stories that we've told on the air.
RAY: All true stories I might add. Like the story of my brother's brief and ill-fated stint in the United States Army for example.
TOM: I remember it well!" "Everyone can go on leave this weekend- except Priiiiivate Maaaagllioooooozi!"
RAY: And of course the story of the great Montreal Hotel fire.
TOM: "Monsieur, this is Henri, the Concierge. Did you used to own a late Model Ford LTD?"
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