This week on Car Talk, a creative birthday present spawns an auto-infestation crisis for Beatrice in Pennsylvania. The pregnant cockroach she got for dad got loose in the family BMW, and when it emerged, it may have left behind a few hundred cockroach juniors. Can the car be returned to its pre-bug state? Find out. Also, on Stump the Chumps, Tom and Ray find out if they correctly diagnosed the noise coming from Malcolm's steering wheel, and get a jaw-dropping reply; a VW tries to escape from its owner when it's parked; and has Tommy's dream job finally opened up? All this, plus a new puzzler from the Automotive History series, and lots more, this week, on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
The obituary of Prince Georgio of Seborga.
This Week's Puzzler
A puzzler from the world of automotive history, concerning a bet with Cousin Vinny about two vintage cars. Could their years be told apart?
Last Week's Puzzler
Tommy has harvested 100 pounds of tomatoes, and he and the tomatoes weigh 248 pounds. After a week in the sun drying out, what would the scale read?