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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.... Show More

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November 19, 2019 29 min

There is enough gridlock out there to drive even the coolest car-loving commuter over a cliff, and traffic costs us much more than our minds. Listen to find out just how much modern-day logjams actually cost. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 12, 2019 51 min

It's a car! It's a truck! No! It's an El Camino! Listen as CarStuff crew discuss the venerable Chevy El Camino, and mull the future comeback of the light-utility pickup truck. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 5, 2019 48 min

The CarStuff crew discuss some of the cars featured in AMC's acclaimed television series Breaking Bad. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 29, 2019 23 min

What’s an orphan car? It’s a car whose parent company is defunct…out of business…no longer building cars. And while there is some confusion over the definition of what makes a car a “true” orphan car, the owners of those cars remain proud of their vehicles. In fact, there are even car shows that showcase these left-behind makes and models. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 22, 2019 41 min

You might be surprised to learn that the first golf cart community in the U.S. was set-up in 1960 in Sun City, Arizona. A lot has changed since then, but golf cart communities are still popping-up all over the country – especially in the south – and more and more cities are allowing golf carts access to the city streets. Listen in to find out what it takes to make a golf cart street-legal and learn the differences between golf cart... Read more

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October 15, 2019 27 min

The Ford Ranger has been out of production (in the U.S., anyway) since 2011, and ever since it went away, Ford owners have wanted it to return. In 2019, they got their wish. But will the return of the Ford Ranger satisfy the needs of small pickup truck owners? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 8, 2019 58 min

The Great Recession created a perfect storm for the RV industry. As the industry tries to emerge from the abyss of a systemic crisis, customers should be extra-vigilant in their quest to reside on the road. Listen as the Carstuff duo give you a snapshot of RVing in 2019.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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October 1, 2019 54 min

A toilet as a driver's seat? A car built upon a 19th century funeral coach? The late 60's, and early 70's was a far-out era for custom hot rods. Listen as Scott welcomes a new voice to CarStuff, and join them on a wacky trip into a carscape that time forgot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 23, 2019 45 min

Some of the cars on this list have a redeeming quality or two. Most don’t. Listen in to see if you agree as Scott takes you through a list of some of the best of the worst cars ever to hit the showroom floor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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September 16, 2019 38 min

Sometimes called the “other” gullwing car, the Bricklin SV-1 was a Canadian-built sportscar with occupant safety as priority one. It was a short-lived experiment with production only lasting a couple of years. Of equal interest is the American businessman responsible for making the car a reality, Malcolm Bricklin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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July 31, 2019 59 sec

The Fast Track is a show that highlights anything and everything that allows us to go fast. It’s about the past, present and future of racing, including the machines and the racers themselves. It’s also about the technology of cutting-edge engines and engineering used both on the track and off. Find out what makes cars faster, who drives them…and why.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers Read more

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In 1971, a successful race car from the mid-1960s was driven into a California storage unit, and then forgotten by almost everyone for the next 30 years. But that’s not the most interesting part of this car’s story, to say the least. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 20, 2017 42 min

In crowded city streets, where people and cars share the same space, pedestrian-automobile accidents are simply unavoidable. But did you know those collisions, many of them fatal, have influenced the way your entire car is designed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Nearly 100 years ago the crime of “jaywalking” was created. But do you want to know the most surprising part of the story? It’s the groups responsible for getting this law on the books in the first place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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We promise, this is not a rerun! Although similar to a topic we covered a few months ago, we’ve shifted our focus from driving a car to car-ownership for this latest ranking of the best and worst states and cities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 29, 2017 54 min

If you’re a car enthusiast, consider the countries mentioned in this episode as a list of places that you don’t ever want to live. Listen in as the CarStuff guys talk about some of the worst (and most expensive) places in the world to buy a car. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 22, 2017 74 min

Did you know that you can buy, own and operate a private, antique rail car? It’s a great way to recapture some of the grace, sophistication and style that cross-country travel held decades ago. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 15, 2017 66 min

It probably won’t surprise you that some of the rarest cars in the world are also some of the most expensive cars in the world – but there are a few exceptions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 8, 2017 67 min

The camouflage that automakers meticulously design to conceal new vehicles only seems to make them stand out from everything else on the road. Isn’t that the opposite of what camo is supposed to do? Why bother using camouflage at all? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of this sort of thing. At this point, car subscription services haven’t really haven’t been around all that long. Join Scott and Ben as they delve into this relatively new way for automakers to do business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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