Saturday, June 09, 2012


Not that I listen every week, but I've just assumed they'd be around forever and there was a cloning process in place.  I should have given at a higher level I guess:

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, will tell their listeners this afternoon that as of this fall, they'll no longer record new programs..

..."My brother has always been 'work-averse,' " says Ray, 63. "Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!"

"It's brutal!" adds Tom, 74.


StonyPillow said...

You used to be able to pop the hood and see the garage floor on either side of the engine. Points, plugs, rotor, condenser, that's the whole nine yards. Now there's so much crap you need a few trade school classes to do anything more than change the oil or a tire.

I'm also an occasional listener, but mostly for the diagnostics. They were pretty good, but they had their day. Click and Clack should have retired years ago.

Montag said...

IIRC, "Car Talk" began as a local Boston/Cambridge call-in show on WBUR in the early `70s, mostly for do-it-yourselfers.

That means they've been at it in one form or another for almost forty years.

Not bad for a simple format.

pansypoo said...

yeah. new cars are not as fun. i'm not even sure i can add oil on a new one, i used to be able to fix a flooded 70's car. sigh. I WANT MY DRIVING COUCH BACK!

Anonymous said...

They will continue their newspaper column. Now you will have to support yr dead tree journal.

Anonymous said...

It's illegal to build a car that last's longer than the length of your loan to buy it.