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Covet Thy Car

8/13/2018
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On this episode, Mickey, Beka, Becca, and Ben listen as Ronny tells us how he would prioritize modifications. Eric tells us about a project car that is going backwards. Beka wants everyone to believe her when she wears her shirt that says, "just one more car, I promise". And Mickey really wants to know, what kind of friend gives you dented fenders? Plus, loaning cars to friends: nice, or just plain nutty? We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer...

Duration:00:23:20

Driving Miss Crazy

8/6/2018
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Let's all give Suzanne a round of applause for dealing with our crazy, and building TTAC's new website! Mickey, Ben, Ronny, Beka, and Eric present Suzanne with a well-deserved award, and she sticks around to chit-chat about cars. Beka finds that Suzanne is a kindred spirit. Ben brings up the topic of a cough station wagon Mustang. Eric is going to Wally World. Mickey reveals his new facial expression of shock and horror. And Ronny searches pastries for magic. We record at Strongbox West,...

Duration:00:26:16

End On A Happy Note

7/30/2018
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Welcome, one and all, to the greatest car-talk podcast ever! We remind you to always end on a happy note. Like with unicorns, and sparkles, and stuff. Not so sparkly, Ben discusses a friend with a car related problem. Mickey isn't all puppies and rainbows about wiper blades. However, Eric is over the moon about his shop. Beka clearly has the warm and fuzzies for Christine. Frank teaches us that it's about the little things. And Rob shows us the way to a happy ending. We record at...

Duration:00:25:09

My Fairlady

7/23/2018
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Once upon a time, a listener posed a question about double-hump heads… and the gang tried their best to be grown-ups (some more than others). Rob tells us a heart-breaking story that Ben can relate to. Frank and Eric lend us their professional knowledge. Beka reveals some possible changes at Ford. And Mickey asks Chrysler a serious question. Meanwhile, we all debate about what could be in the cards for Chrysler and Dodge. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose...

Duration:00:25:04

One Of The Picky People

7/16/2018
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It's another gorgeous day in Atlanta Georgia and another day with a full crew as Rob, Eric, and Frank once again join Mickey, Beka, and Ben at the table to chat about older car restoration and parts. Frank wants to be frank about car loans. And don't miss this! Mickey tries to be funny. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. Rob won't rob you! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar:...

Duration:00:21:24

We Found Nemo

7/9/2018
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Tough decisions and tougher laws are examined on this episode. We have a full table as Mickey, Beka, and Ben sit down with their guests Rob, Eric, and Frank to debate how to choose between two similar used cars. We inform our listeners about a new hands-free law in Georgia. Also, the group addresses distracted driving. And yes, Beka found Nemo, but missed the joke. Coming to you from Strongbox West, in Hotlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our...

Duration:00:21:54

Not The One That Blows Up

7/2/2018
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Put down that drink! Mickey talks to us about the idea of breathalyzers in every car. We also discover that Mickey is a little behind in his reading. Ronny Expresses both fondness and frustration with sportscar manufacturers; and also wants to inform people about suicide jacks. Beka admits to "salting" her compliments with snarkiness. And Becca swoons over Elon Musk and his car company. Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback,...

Duration:00:35:14

Back Door Sneaker Guys

6/25/2018
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On this episode of The Doctors(ish)… Mickey helps to heal occluded headlights, and diagnoses a case of coagulated oil. Meanwhile, Ronny confesses that he wears Daisy Dukes. Becca talks about working on her Honda. Mickey admits that he misses Ben very much. And Beka and Becca talk about using their "assets". Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook. Thanks for listening! Support The Thing...

Duration:00:21:43

It Runs On Hopes And Dreams

6/18/2018
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Shhh… Don't tell anyone… We talk about Fight Club! We have a full studio again in this episode as Mickey, Beka, and Ben welcome Ronny, Andrew, Alex, and Roman back to the table! The passel of podcasters vent and vex about cars and drivers. Mickey describes driving in India. Beka announces an awesome app. While Ben is strangely quiet, Beka compares mechanics to gynecologists. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please come find us on Facebook, or on our website at...

Duration:00:26:55

The Government Screwed Up The Toaster Industry

6/4/2018
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We've got a full table on this episode! The group discusses a recent article about autonomous vehicles. Also, an important topic for us: how will future generations value cars? And, what did the 70's contribute to the automotive world? And the highlight of this episode… the self-parking BMW parked itself in a handicap spot. Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook. We will podcast for tips!!...

Duration:00:20:48

There's Nothing Worse Than A Floppy Chassis

5/28/2018
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Today in the land of first world problems, Ben complains about floppiness, and laments about sunvisors. He also admits that he needs some guidance. Mickey poses a question about a weird thing that the Mazda is doing. Beka leaves it to our imagination about what the heck she's been up to in rental cars… which begs the question: would you buy a car from a rental car company? As always, we are coming to you from Strongbox West in beautiful Atlanta Georgia. If you would like to pose a...

Duration:00:29:17

That's Not A Heat Problem... That's A Water Problem!

5/25/2018
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Today, we still have a full table with a rowdy bunch of newcomers. Mickey asks a potentially dangerous question: what would you rather wrench on? The gang discusses why you should not use Fram and other oil changing information. Plus, you heard it here: there is a "stupid fee." As always, we are coming to you from Strongbox West in beautiful Atlanta Georgia. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook. We will podcast for tips!! Thanks...

Duration:00:29:53

Eric? Where are you?

5/7/2018
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It's another lovely day in beautiful Atlanta Georgia, where the rambling podcasters discuss cars. Mickey brings up the subject of engine breaking - Yay or Nay? Gregs talks about chump cars. Ben warns us to look out for turn 5! Then there's Beka and Becca, who seem to have their own conversation going on. What could they be plotting? But we all wonder - where is Eric? And why is Mickey being asked to smack Beka?? If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on...

Duration:00:19:11

Mickey Fails Geography

3/22/2018
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Things get chaotic as Mickey, Greg, Ben, Becca, and Beka all compete to talk about their favorite topic - CARS!! Amid the chatter, Ben talks about the current ownership of Lotus. Greg tells Takata tales. More on minivans, LS swapping, and electrics, of course! Becca dreams of a Tesla, or of putting an electric motor in her civic. The pack of podcasters reminisce for The Revenger. Fear it! And what the heck did Beka write on the white board?? The world may never know. We are coming to you...

Duration:00:23:55

Squeaky Brakes (and the Mustang Chakra, oh my!)

3/13/2018
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Our friend Greg tells us about his heavy involvement as an automotive hobbyist, from his '38 Plymouth to the car-shows he organises. The merits of modifying your daily driver get discussed, and the gang gets into the many subtleties of dealing with squeaky brakes. Please pose a question or offer feedback on Facebook. Don’t forget to tip your server! Thanks for listening! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars This...

Duration:00:25:59

A Tribute-Edition Minivan

3/1/2018
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The gang discusses the merits of home-brew tribute editions, modifying cars to pay homage to things like Firefly or R2D2, but not Knight Rider, which has its own gimmicks. A return to past topics of used rental cars and minivans, both of which Beka would prefer to avoid but Mickey and Ben see upsides of. Please pose a question or offer feedback on Facebook. Don’t forget to tip your server! Thanks for listening! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar:...

Duration:00:24:43

First-World Problems

2/20/2018
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Whether it's your daily driver, your restoration-project, or just a rental car, problems can happen. Mickey, Beka, and Ben ponder problems from floppy sockets to sketchy pasts to master cylinders missing in action. Please pose a question or offer feedback on Facebook. Don’t forget to tip your server! Thanks for listening! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:29:46

It's A Conspiracy, Man!

2/8/2018
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Is there or isn't there a conspiracy deep within the auto-industry to make your car more difficult for DIY work? And just what kind of secret cabals in the marketing departments come up with some of the most memorable car-names? Mickey, Beka, and Ben ponder these questions and hope that The Man isn't on to them. Please pose a question or offer feedback on Facebook. Don’t forget to tip your server! Thanks for listening! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to the tip jar:...

Duration:00:27:29

Smells Like Teen Engine

12/18/2017
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The usual suspects sit around the table today to chit chat about jump starting a car, new battery technology, and headlight bulb replacement. Beka rolls her eyes at the Lamborghini cellphone. Also, Ben brings up the new Mazda compression engine, and Mickey tells us how he jiggles it. Just a little bit. As always, coming to you via Strongbox West in Atlanta, Georgia. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please come find us on the web or Facebook. Don’t forget to tip your...

Duration:00:29:49

Nothing Clean Enough For Radio

12/12/2017
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Ben talks about the Atlanta British Car show, and updates us on the progress of his project Lotus. Mickey is frustrated by a recent crime. Beka manages to sneak in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference. And the gang discusses old cars versus new cars in accidents. As always, coming to you via Strongbox West in Atlanta, Georgia. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please come find us on the web or Facebook. Don’t forget to tip your server! Thanks for listening! Support...

Duration:00:26:46