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Episodes

  • Connecting Your Car to the Cloud

    Aug 21, 2014 | 50 min
    Move over, Knight Rider: you've got nothing on the cars of the future. Join Scott and Ben as they talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of a future where every car is connected via the cloud.
  • Donk Cars

    Aug 19, 2014 | 34 min
    You may not know the name, but trust us: You've seen them. What is it about the huge wheels and garish themese that make donk cars so controversial? Tune in to learn more.
  • Top 10 Dream Cars for Dads

    Aug 14, 2014 | 35 min
    Many fathers think that when the kids come along, the high-performance cars have to go. But that's not always true. Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at several dream cars for Dads.
  • 10 Used Cars to Avoid

    Aug 12, 2014 | 52 min
    Buying used can save you money, but buying badly is never a good idea. So which types of cars should you avoid -- and which red flags can let you know when a car's a lemon?
  • The 1936 Stout Scarab

    Aug 7, 2014 | 42 min
    While it's hailed as a masterpiece today, the Stout Scarab was originally mocked for its appearance. So what makes this weird-looking car so unique? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look under the hood of the world's first minivan.
  • The 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

    Aug 5, 2014 | 37 min
    The Thunderbolt is a study in aerodynamics and minimalist art. With features that were decades ahead of its time, this concept car stands out as one of the most interesting vehicles in Chrysler's history. So what happened to it? Tune in to learn more.
  • What's The Most Underrated American Muscle Car?

    Jul 31, 2014 | 29 min
    From Road Runners to Torinos, muscle cars are all about performance and power. But, while you may have heard of the big names in muscle cars, there's a huge group of lesser-known contenders. Tune in as Scott and Ben search for the most underrated American muscle car.
  • Surprisingly Affordable (Used) Sports Cars

    Jul 29, 2014 | 27 min
    Have you ever wanted a sports car, but looked at the price tag and said "no way"? If so, then tune in, because Scott and Ben have some good news for you. Not only are there loads of surprisingly affordable sports cars on the market -- but there also top-notch exotics, near-classics and more.
  • Would you ride an electric Harley-Davidson?

    Jul 24, 2014 | 27 min
    As odd as it might sound to people outside the biking world, Harley-Davidson's really are famous for the "potato-potato-potato" sound of their engines. So it's no surprise that analysts and purists alike are skeptical about Livewire, Harley's new, all-electric motorcycle concept. But what is it, exactly? How does it work? Tune in to learn more.
  • Nuts and Bolts: The 11th Hour

    Jul 22, 2014 | 52 min
    Have you written an email, facebook message or tweet to Scott and Ben? If so, tune in, because you just might be a guest on their continuing Nuts and Bolts segment. Each episode of Nuts and Bolts is a grab bag of fascinating trivia, fan mail, Stuff Scott Sees and other stuff too interesting to not make it on the air.
  • Do you need a dash cam?

    Jul 17, 2014 | 44 min
    Law enforcement uses dash cams, and YouTube is full of shocking videos from privately-owned Russian dashcams. But what purpose do they serve? Which ones have the best ratings? Tune in to learn more.
  • Driving a Parade Float

    Jul 15, 2014 | 36 min
    From small towns to big cities, it seems that somewhere across the world there's a parade happening almost every day of the year. And driving those floats is a little trickier than you might imagine. Tune in to learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • The Jeep Story, Part 2

    Jul 10, 2014 | 42 min
    Nowadays it seems Jeeps are everywhere - but where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the past, present, and future of all things Jeep.
  • The Jeep Story, Part 1

    Jul 8, 2014 | 38 min
    Nowadays it seems Jeeps are everywhere - but where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the past, present, and future of all things Jeep.
  • Car Mileage Milestones

    Jul 3, 2014 | 54 min
    How closely should you follow a manufacturer’s recommended check-up schedule? Do cars have an expiration mileage? What’s the highest mileage a car’s ever achieved?
  • The Handcar Regatta and Speeder Cars

    Jul 1, 2014 | 33 min
    It's true - people not only use handcars, but actually race them in the modern day. Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at one of the strangest races in California.
  • Stance Cars: Love 'em or Hate 'em?

    Jun 26, 2014 | 47 min
    Do lower cars really look better? Is it worth the hassle to drop your ride and transform it into a stance car? Tune in as Scott and Ben take a closer look at the pros and cons of stance cars.
  • How Smart Rearview Mirrors Work

    Jun 24, 2014 | 33 min
    What's the future of the rearview mirror? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the ins and outs of smart rearview mirrors.
  • One More Thing...

    Jun 19, 2014 | 70 min
    Scott and Ben always have a few more things to add in every episode, and one day they discovered that they'd piled up enough tidbits, tips, tricks and anecdotes for an entire episode. So tune into CarStuff's Short Attention Span Auto show to learn more about everything from Packards to Porsches.
  • Will solar highways power our future?

    Jun 17, 2014 | 52 min
    A recent IndieGoGo campaign raised more than 2 million dollars for one purpose: Installing solar panels in roads -- and here's the weirdest part: it's not as crazy as it sounds. But could it actually work? Listen in to learn more.
  • Gray-Market Cars

    Jun 12, 2014 | 47 min
    You may have to cut through some red tape, but if you live in North America (and if you’re up for the challenge), some of the hottest European and Japanese cars of the late 1980s and early 1990s are now available as gray-market imports. Why is there a 15-year wait in Canada and a 25-year wait in the U.S.? Tune in to find out.
  • What are the 10 Cheapest New Cars?

    Jun 10, 2014 | 45 min
    Just because a buck doesn’t go as far as it used to doesn’t mean the days of cheap cars are over. In fact, there are new, low-price cars coming out every single year (even in the US). But what do you get for all that scratch? Is it worth it to buy a cheaper car? Tune in and learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • Have automated car features gone too far?

    Jun 5, 2014 | 57 min
    From cruise control to assisted parallel parking, the modern auto is chock-full of automated processes, number-crunching software and other predictive tech. But how much do you use -- and how much is too much? Tune in to learn more.
  • The 10 Fastest Cars in the World

    Jun 3, 2014 | 49 min
    Every year the world's top carmakers vie for the coveted land speed record, and the past few years have been no different. But who's in the running now? How much will one of these cars cost you -- and, most importantly, who's number 1? Tune in to learn more.
  • Pic-Pic: The Mystery Car of the Geneva Motor Show

    May 29, 2014 | 34 min
    During the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, casual fans and experts alike were baffled by a mysterious car shuttling VIPs back and forth across the event. So what the heck is a Pic-Pic, and where did it come from? Join Ben and Scott as they break down the facts.
  • 10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

    May 27, 2014 | 54 min
    Some football players refuse to wear new socks before a big game, and some baseball stars refuse to wash their clothes after a win. Overall, athletes can be a pretty superstitious bunch -- and race car drivers are no different. Tune in to learn more about racing superstitions with Scott and Ben.
  • Do you live near a "secret" car collection?

    May 22, 2014 | 49 min
    It's true: The Smithsonian has a 'secret' stash of cars from across automotive history, including rarities like Tucker, Miller race cars and more. But that's not the only show in town. Join Scott and Ben as they explore some of the world's largest secret car collections.
  • The Last Ride of the Puffing Devil

    May 20, 2014 | 46 min
    In the days before horseless carriages, interstates and even locomotives, the Puffing Devil made history as the first passenger-carrying, horseless, steam-powered "road locomotive". But where did it come from, and where is it today? Listen in to learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • Celebrity Race Drivers

    May 15, 2014 | 56 min
    Celebrities are just people, like anyone else. And quite a few of them, as it turns out, also love racing. Listen in to learn more about celebrity race drivers, from Walter Cronkite to Patrick Dempsey and more.
  • Stealth Hybrid Motorcycles

    May 13, 2014 | 35 min
    Let's face it: you don't often hear the words "stealth" and "motorcycle" together. Bikes are meant to be loud... at least, that is, until now. Tune in to learn how hybrid technology and motorcycles are merging into a never-before-seen vehicle.
  • Can your car tell when the light's about to change?

    May 8, 2014 | 40 min
    Will future cars be able to time your next drive perfectly, allowing you to sail through crowded traffic on a sea of green lights? It sounds like science fiction -- but soon it may become as common as turn signals. Listen in to learn more.
  • 10 Ways to Spot a Flood-damaged Car

    May 6, 2014 | 48 min
    For unfortuante carbuyers, a flood-damaged car can be a catastrophe. So how can you avoid paying for one of these rolling disasters? Learn the tips and tricks of avoiding unscrupulous dealers -- and figuring out whether the car you're paying for is really worth the price.
  • The Bizarre Rise and Fall of the Dale Car Part 2

    May 1, 2014 | 38 min
    At first glance, it sounds too good to be true: a three-wheeled car with fantastic mileage, minimal wiring and almost unbelievable efficiency. So what happened to the miraculous promise of the Dale car, and why did its charismatic promoter compare herself to Preston Tucker?
  • The Bizarre Rise and Fall of the Dale Car Part 1

    Apr 29, 2014 | 38 min
    At first glance, it sounds too good to be true: a three-wheeled car with fantastic mileage, minimal wiring and almost unbelievable efficiency. So what happened to the miraculous promise of the Dale car, and why did its charismatic promoter compare herself to Preston Tucker?
  • Can you buy a car from a vending machine?

    Apr 24, 2014 | 43 min
    In the U.S., most people only see vending machines that sell snacks and beverages -- but that's not the case everywhere. Join Scott and Ben as they give you the facts on China's auto vending machine.
  • Carburetor vs. Fuel Injection

    Apr 22, 2014 | 47 min
    Carburetors and fuel injectors both control the mixture of air and fuel that goes to an engine -- but how do they work? What's the difference? Listen in and learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • When should I replace my car?

    Apr 17, 2014 | 47 min
    How do you know when to stop pouring money into repairs on your tried-and-true daily driver? At what point is it better to chuck your old ride and buy something else? Tune in to learn more.
  • 10 Cars You (Probably) Haven't Heard Of: Part 2

    Apr 15, 2014 | 41 min
    Ever heard of the Muntz jet? How about the Powell sport wagon? History is chock-full of strange and interesting cars that, for one reason or another, are nearly forgotten in the present day.
  • 10 Cars You (Probably) Haven't Heard Of: Part 1

    Apr 10, 2014 | 40 min
    Ever heard of the Muntz jet? How about the Powell sport wagon? History is chock-full of strange and interesting cars that, for one reason or another, are nearly forgotten in the present day.
  • What if I threw my car into reverse while I was driving?

    Apr 8, 2014 | 27 min
    As you're driving your car, you can imagine that it would be very easy to move the shifter into the "R" position at any time. You probably would never even consider giving in to your curiosity, but... what would happen? Listen in to learn more.
  • What if I put a one horsepower engine into my car?

    Apr 3, 2014 | 33 min
    A typical car in America has something around a 120-horsepower engine. Would you be able to save on mileage with a smaller engine? Tune in to learn more.
  • What if I put sugar in someone's gas tank?

    Apr 1, 2014 | 31 min
    Supposedly, if you pour sugar into someone's gas tank, you will disable the car. But is it true? Tune in to learn more.
  • Car Trends to Watch in 2014: Part 2

    Mar 27, 2014 | 44 min
    Which trends do Scott and Ben want to see in the future? Which would they like to see disappear? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the coming auto trends of 2014 in the second part of this episode.
  • Car Trends to Watch in 2014: Part 1

    Mar 25, 2014 | 38 min
    Will there be more diesel cars in the US market? What about high-performance hybrids, sleeper cars and more infotainment? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the coming auto trends of 2014.
  • The Nissan GT-R Part 2

    Mar 20, 2014 | 46 min
    First released in Japan in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has quickly become an iconic car for Nissan. But what inspired it, and how does it compare with comparable vehicles? Join Scott and Ben as they continue their in-depth discussion of the Nissan GT-R.
  • The Nissan GT-R Part 1

    Mar 18, 2014 | 48 min
    First released in Japan in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has quickly become an iconic car for Nissan. But what inspired it, and how does it compare with comparable vehicles? Listen in to learn more about the Nissan GT-R.
  • (More) Automotive Urban Legends

    Mar 13, 2014 | 70 min
    Is James Dean's Porsche cursed? Have car companies really accidentally named their cars horrible things in foreign languages? It's time for another installment of Automotive Urban Legends. Tune in as Scott and Ben give you the facts behind auto urban legends around the world.
  • Dwarf Car Cruisers

    Mar 11, 2014 | 45 min
    Dwarf car cruisers are scaled-down classic cars built for the street. The tiny street cruisers built by Ernie Adams are still around today - but where? Tune in to learn more.
  • The McLaren P1

    Mar 6, 2014 | 49 min
    What hybrid car can compete with the Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari's LaFerrari? The McLaren P1, of course -- a limited production, plug-in hybrid supercar that's built by McLaren Automotive. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss hybrid supercars and the McLaren P1.
  • The Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival

    Mar 4, 2014 | 43 min
    Some of the biggest names in motorsport participate in an annual hillclimb competition up the driveway of Goodwood House, and in full-on competitive races around the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. Tune in to learn more about the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival with Scott and Ben.
  • The Cars of GTAV

    Feb 27, 2014 | 51 min
    Grand Theft Auto V is one of the most controversial - and popular - titles in gaming today. And, whether you love or hate it, you have to admit: they've got some nice cars in the game. Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the cars of Grand Theft Auto.
  • How Limousines Work

    Feb 25, 2014 | 59 min
    Limousines are a world-famous symbol of wealth and class -- but where do they come from? How does driving a limo work, and what separates them from other automobiles? Ride shotgun with Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at limos (Grey Poupon not included).
  • 10 Cars to Watch in 2014

    Feb 20, 2014 | 38 min
    Which cars will be the star performers of 2014 - and why? Join Scott and Ben as they explore top lists of cars to watch, and learn why they might not agree with everything (or, for that matter, each other).
  • Japanese Custom Scooters

    Feb 18, 2014 | 47 min
    For years Japanese scooter enthusiasts were considered undesirable nonconformists. However, more and more observers are recognizing the amazing skill found in their customized scooters. Listen in as Scott and Ben explore custom scooters in Japan and beyond.
  • RC Aircraft

    Feb 13, 2014 | 54 min
    It's pretty amazing when you think of it -- a relatively inexpensive RC helicopter can hover, ascend and descend at your command. But how does it work? Where do they come from? Join the guys as they take a closer look at RC aircraft.
  • Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48: Part III

    Feb 11, 2014 | 68 min
    It's an unprecedented event: After years of podcasting, Scott and Ben have finally made a three-part episode. Where can you find Tuckers today? Where any Tuckers destroyed? Join the guys as they wrap up their series on Preston Tucker.
  • Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48: Part II

    Feb 6, 2014 | 44 min
    After building his reputation as an inventor, Tucker turned his aim toward automobiles. But was the world ready for the Tucker 48? Tune in to learn about the rise and fall of Preston Tucker in the second part of this series.
  • Preston Tucker and the Tucker 48: Part I

    Feb 4, 2014 | 53 min
    It's no secret that Preston Tucker was an automotive visionary. His innovative designs seemed poised to take the car-buying world by storm -- but how did he get started? Tune in to learn more.
  • What is car sickness?

    Jan 30, 2014 | 41 min
    How does it happen? How can we prevent it? Listen in to learn more about car sickness.
  • Can police commandeer cars?

    Jan 28, 2014 | 33 min
    Well … can they? Join Scott and Ben to learn more about the facts, fiction, history and legality of commandeering citizen vehicles.
  • The Toyota MR2 Part 2

    Jan 23, 2014 | 30 min
    Believe it or not, Toyota didn't set out to build a sports car when they first began working on what would become the MR2. Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the origin of the MR2, its stats and more.
  • The Toyota MR2 Part 1

    Jan 21, 2014 | 33 min
    Believe it or not, Toyota didn't set out to build a sports car when they first began working on what would become the MR2. Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the origin of the MR2, its stats and more.
  • What's the difference between horsepower and torque?

    Jan 16, 2014 | 40 min
    At dealerships, you'll hear horsepower and torque stats constantly -- but what do they actually mean? While horsepower and torque are related, they are not the same thing. Join Scott and Ben to learn more about the nature of horsepower and torque.
  • 10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

    Jan 14, 2014 | 55 min
    It's no secret that speeding tickets can be an enormous pain. Depending on where you live (and how fast you're driving), the fines can be pretty hefty, too. So how can you best avoid getting one? Tune in to find out.
  • The Ute

    Jan 9, 2014 | 57 min
    Utes -- or, to the uninitiated, utility vehicles -- are well-known, versatile vehicles. But where do they come from? What makes them so popular in Australia? Join Scott and Ben as they explore utes in Australia and beyond.
  • Automotive Firsts

    Jan 7, 2014 | 43 min
    Where was the first traffic light? What about the first car accidents? Tune in as Scott and Ben explore some of the greatest and strangest firsts in the world of autos.
  • 10 (Unlikely) Cars That Changed Everything

    Jan 2, 2014 | 29 min
    It's tricky to point to absolute "firsts" in the world of cars. Often two independent inventors or companies can come up with shockingly similar ideas without any direct contact. And then, every so often, there's a car with an innovation that changes everything. Join Scott and Ben as they explore this list of groundbreaking auto innovations from otherwise unassuming vehicles.
  • The GMC Syclone

    Dec 31, 2013 | 33 min
    Although it was only produced in limited numbers and for a short time, the GMC Syclone remains one of the most memorable trucks in recent history. So where did it come from? What happened to it -- and can you still buy one? Tune in to find out.
  • GT Cars

    Dec 26, 2013 | 33 min
    What are Grand Touring cars? The term derives from the Italian phrase ‘gran turismo,’ a tribute to the tradition of the grand tour, used to represent automobiles regarded as grand tourers -- but there's a lot more to the story. Tune in and learn more about GT cars with Scott and Ben.
  • Will Amazon build a drone army?

    Dec 24, 2013 | 32 min
    Imagine ordering something off Amazon and having it arrive at your home just 30 minutes later. But this wouldn't be carried by a stressed-out, human-run delivery service -- instead, Amazon would use a fleet of drones to deliver goods all around your city. Will this actually happen? Would you want Amazon's drone fleet in your neighborhood? Tune in to learn more.
  • The Chevrolet Monte Carlo: Part 2

    Dec 19, 2013 | 37 min
    Join Scott and Ben as they continue the story of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the second part of this series.
  • The Chevrolet Monte Carlo: Part 1

    Dec 17, 2013 | 39 min
    For years Ben and Scott have talked about their own cars on air, and finally the time has come to tackle one of Ben's favorite subjects: the past, present and future of the Monte Carlo. Tune in to learn more.
  • Automotive Interior Design

    Dec 12, 2013 | 42 min
    What's the key to a good car interior? What techniques to lead designers use when they're crafting the interior of vehicles like the Bugatti Veyron? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the past, present and future of automotive interior design.
  • Jetsprint: Sprint Boat Racing

    Dec 10, 2013 | 34 min
    Whether it's on the track, in the air or on the water, Scott and Ben love racing -- and it's high time the guys covered sprint boat racing. Tune in to learn more about this sport, from how it works to how it started and more.
  • Nuts and Bolts: The Listener Mail Edition

    Dec 5, 2013 | 29 min
    Have you written to Scott and Ben? If so, tune in, because the guys are continuing the legendary Nuts and Bolts series. This week, it's a listener mail extravaganza. Tune in to learn more about everything from Australian utility vehicles to El Caminos and more.
  • Could you really drive a 3D-printed car across the country?

    Dec 3, 2013 | 34 min
    Imagine if you could print a car and drive it across the US in an epic road trip. Sure, it sounds crazy... but perhaps not as crazy as you might think. Join Scott and Ben as they explore the strange story of the Urbee 2.
  • Cool Car Gadgets

    Nov 28, 2013 | 38 min
    It's no secret: The automotive world is filled with add-on gadgets, ranging from the incredibly useful to the outer limits of the bizarre. But which ones are the best (or just the weirdest)? Join Scott and Ben as they catch you up on some of the coolest and strangest car gadgets.
  • Kurtis Kraft and Midget Racing

    Nov 26, 2013 | 39 min
    No doubt about it: Frank Kurtis, Jr., was a racing genius. But how did he get started, and how did he become so instrumental to the world of midget racing? Tune in to learn more about Frank Kurtis and Kurtis Kraft.
  • Car Explosions: Film vs. Reality

    Nov 21, 2013 | 28 min
    Cars are deathtraps in action films. The slightest collision produces a fiery explosion that obliterates everything nearby. But how likely is it that a car could explode in real life? Tune in to learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • Brass Era Cars

    Nov 19, 2013 | 48 min
    It's true: Once upon a time, cars were made with brass fittings. But which kinds of cars - and how did they work? Tune in to learn more about Brass Era cars with Scott and Ben.
  • Is a tracking and recovery system for your car worth the cost?

    Nov 14, 2013 | 57 min
    If money is no object, then an onboard tracking system is one of the best ways to ensure that your car can't be stolen (at least, not for very long). But how much do these systems cost? Is this cost over time worth the service it provides? Tune in to learn more.
  • The Anki Drive

    Nov 12, 2013 | 42 min
    They’re being called the 21st century version of the slot car – yet, without the slots. The cars are controlled with an iPhone, an app, and Bluetooth connectivity. Tune in to learn more about these neat vehicles - including the AI that runs the opposing cars.
  • All About Vans

    Nov 7, 2013 | 52 min
    Where do vans come from? What makes a vehicle a van? Join Scott and Ben as they explore everything about vans, from vintage custom vehicles to modern vans, selling statistics and more.
  • All About Vans

    Nov 5, 2013 | 61 min
    Where do vans come from? What makes a vehicle a van? Join Scott and Ben as they explore everything about vans, from vintagve custom vehicles to modern vans, selling statistics and more.
  • The Art of Renting an Exotic Sports Car

    Oct 31, 2013 | 49 min
    It's true: you can rent exotic sports cars. For less than the price of actually buying a million-dollar car, you can tool around town in some of the world's most exclusive high-performance rides. Is it a good idea? How much does it cost? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look.
  • 10 Worst Cars of the 20th Century

    Oct 29, 2013 | 46 min
    It's a sad truth of the auto industry: not every car will be a hit. But which ones were the absolute worst? Join Scott and Ben as they explore some of the worst lemons in the modern age.
  • Electronic Updatable License Plates

    Oct 24, 2013 | 32 min
    Will your next license plate update itself? The idea seems fairly simple: an electrophoretic display that can display messages like "stolen" or "uninsured". But how does it work - and how could it change the road? Tune in to find out.
  • Black Beauty: The Green Hornet Car

    Oct 22, 2013 | 35 min
    From the early days of 1930's radio plays to the world of modern film, the vigilante team Green Hornet and Kato have plagued evildoers for almost a century. But there's another member to their crime-fighting team - the mysterious car called Black Beauty. Join Scott and Ben as they look at the Black Beauty's origin, its gadgets and a few more surprises along the way.
  • What is the world's oldest (running) car?

    Oct 17, 2013 | 36 min
    With back-to-back seating, a steam-powered engine and no steering wheel, the 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout doesn't look much like it has much in common with the modern automobile. Yet after its discovery and restoration, the world's oldest (running) car has become a piece of living automotive history. Tune in to learn more.
  • The Honda Story

    Oct 15, 2013 | 50 min
    How did a small bicycle customizer grow to become one of the world's most well-known engine manufacturers? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the origin of Honda in this episode.
  • BMW M-cars

    Oct 11, 2013 | 23 min
    What is a BMW M-car, exactly? Where do they come from, and what differentiates them from other BMW cars? Perhaps most importantly: Why do so many people argue over what makes something a 'true' m-car, as opposed to an 'm-badged' car? Tune in to learn more.
  • What is ABS?

    Oct 8, 2013 | 27 min
    An Anti-lock Brake System (or ABS) can make the difference between life and death in a car accident. But how does this system work? Where did it come from, and what do you need to know about operating it on the road? Tune in to find out.
  • The Mazda Miata

    Oct 3, 2013 | 47 min
    Where did the Mazda Miata come from? What inspired Mazda to build this roadster, and what makes it different from roadsters of the past? Tune in to find out.
  • Racing at Monza

    Oct 1, 2013 | 44 min
    Located outside of Milan, the Monza is one of Europe's world-class race tracks. But who built it, and when? How does it stack up against other European tracks? Tune in and learn the story of the Monza with Scott and Ben.
  • The Modern Mini

    Sep 26, 2013 | 52 min
    Scott and Ben couldn't cover the history of the Mini without following this car into the present day. Tune in to learn more about the evolution, controversy, pros and cons of the modern Mini.
  • Legends Cars

    Sep 24, 2013 | 40 min
    With bodyshells that are 5/8-scale replicas of American automobiles from the 1930s and 1940s and Yamaha motorcycle engines, these unique vehicles make an unforgettable impression on the race track. But where did they come from? How do they work? Tune in to find out.
  • How To Rent A Car

    Sep 19, 2013 | 45 min
    In some situations, a rental car can be a lifesaver. In others, however, it can be an enormous hassle. So what do you need to know before you head to the rental kiosk? Join Scott and Ben to learn more.
  • Speed Limiters

    Sep 17, 2013 | 49 min
    What are speed limiters, exactly? How do they work, and why are they so common? Join Scott and Ben to learn more about speed limiters, from the mechanical principles behind the devices to the ongoing debate about regulating drivers' speed.
  • Café Racers

    Sep 12, 2013 | 32 min
    The term was originally an insult toward riders seen as wannabe road racers that just parked outside of cafés. However, these vehicles became incredibly popular over time. Tune in to learn more about the rise and fall of café racers with Scott and Ben.
  • The Classic Mini

    Sep 10, 2013 | 47 min
    This iconic, diminutive British car has been called one the best vehicles of all time - but where did it come from? What makes it so popular? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the origin of the classic Mini.
  • From Humvees to Hummers

    Sep 5, 2013 | 49 min
    The Humvee - technically known as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV - is a versatile, rugged vehicle that the US military has used for decades. But where did it come from? What makes it so popular with the military and civilians alike? Tune in to learn more.
  • 2014 Corvette Stingray

    Sep 3, 2013 | 41 min
    The 2014 Corvette Stingray has been described as "a treat for loyalists, but aimed at a new breed". So, what does this mean, exactly? What can we expect from the new Stingray? Tune in to find out.
  • Carbon Fiber Wheels

    Aug 29, 2013 | 38 min
    How expensive are carbon fiber wheels? Should you buy a set? Tune into learn more about the latest breakthrough in wheel technology - the world's first single piece carbon fiber wheels.
  • Used Car Salesmen: Tips and Tricks

    Aug 27, 2013 | 40 min
    No question about it: Used car salespeople get a bad rap. In TV, film and fiction they're often portrayed as unsavory stereotypes out to swindle any foolhardy driver they can find. Of course, that's a far cry from the truth, and the majority of sales professionals are upstanding experts ... but not all. Tune in to learn more real-life tips and tricks for buying a car without getting ripped off.
  • The Man Who Became A Paint

    Aug 22, 2013 | 49 min
    Michael Fux is more than just a matress tycoon and self-made multimillionaire - he's also a huge fan of custom cars. Tune in to learn how he and Rolls Royce, in an unprecedented collaboration, built a car so unique that you literally cannot buy the paint for yourself.
  • Can people really hack cars?

    Aug 20, 2013 | 39 min
    From predictive braking to satellite radio and automated parallel parking, modern cars have some amazing technology onboard. But could this increasing sophistication also make cars increasingly vulnerable to hackers? Tune in and learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • V8 Supercar Series

    Aug 15, 2013 | 48 min
    Sure, the V8 Supercar Series is amazing, but where did it come from? What makes it unique? Tune in to learn more about V8 supercars with Scott and Ben.
  • Tesla Motors

    Aug 13, 2013 | 54 min
    There's no denying it - Tesla Motors is an auto industry success story. But how did they get their start? Why did they choose electric vehicles, and where is the company headed in the future? Listen in to learn more.
  • Woodie Station Wagons

    Aug 8, 2013 | 37 min
    We've all seen wood-paneled station wagons - but where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben to learn more about the story behind the iconic woodie station wagons.
  • Group B Rally Cars

    Aug 6, 2013 | 44 min
    They're the stuff of racing legend - speed and performance that pushed the limits of a driver's endurance as never before. But what happened to the Group B rally cars? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the rise and fall of Group B.
  • Lincoln Motor Company, Part 2

    Aug 1, 2013 | 39 min
    Sure, Lincoln cars are luxury American automobiles, but where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben as they dive into the history - and future - of the Lincoln Motor Company in the second part of this series.
  • Lincoln Motor Company, Part 1

    Jul 30, 2013 | 34 min
    Sure, Lincoln cars are luxury American automobiles, but where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben as they dive into the history of the Lincoln Motor Company in the first part of this series.
  • Ryno Motors

    Jul 25, 2013 | 39 min
    Would you ride a self-balancing, single-wheeled scooter? Ryno Motors hopes so. Join Scott and Ben as they roll through the history of Ryno Motors, the science behind the Ryno and more.
  • The Karmann Ghia

    Jul 23, 2013 | 50 min
    If you're a fan of cars, then odds are you can recognize a Karmann Ghia from a block away. But where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the curious story of the Karmann Ghia.
  • Road Trains

    Jul 18, 2013 | 51 min
    Road trains are massive truck and trailer combinations that can stretch to unbelievable lengths. But do you know where you're most likely to see a road train in action? And what makes a body-and-six so special? Join Scott and Ben as they investigate.
  • Coal-powered Cars

    Jul 16, 2013 | 52 min
    When most drivers hear the term 'alternative fuel', we don't think of coal. However, coal-powered cars enjoyed a long stint of popularity, and were used from Europe to China. So how did they work? Why were they popular, and what happened to them?
  • Should you fill your tires with nitrogen?

    Jul 11, 2013 | 44 min
    Many race car teams fill their tires with nitrogen, but is it right for your daily driver? Join Scott and Ben as they break down the facts - and fiction - surrounding nitrogen vs. 'regular air' in your car's tires.
  • Cars of the Iron Curtain

    Jul 9, 2013 | 53 min
    While the era of the Cold War may have divided the world ideologically, the march of industry continued, and the car business was no exception. But what sort of cars were made? Why do so many have a bad reputation today? Tune in to learn more with Scott and Ben.
  • Bare Metal Cars, Part 2

    Jul 4, 2013 | 24 min
    At first it might sound crazy: Why would someone strip the paint off a car? Are people really taking bare metal cars out on the road? How could you protect the body from rust? Luckily, Scott and Ben have the answers. Tune in to learn more.
  • Bare Metal Cars, Part 1

    Jul 2, 2013 | 28 min
    At first it might sound crazy: Why would someone strip the paint off a car? Are people really taking bare metal cars out on the road? How could you protect the body from rust? Luckily, Scott and Ben have the answers. Tune in to learn more.

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