Car Talk’s “Click and Click” Brothers are Calling it Quits After 25 Years

Ray and Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk

Well there is some surprising news in the automotive and media world today.  Tom and Ray Magliozzi who are the hosts of the very popular radio show “Car Talk” on National Public Radio (NPR) are calling it quits after more than 25 years on the air.  The news was confirmed on the Car Talk website via the staff blog in a posting entitled “Time to Get Even Lazier.”   The two brothers and hosts of the show stated they would not be continuing with the popular radio show.  They are also known as “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers.”

“As of October, we’re not going to be recording any more new shows.   That’s right, we’re retiring.” declared Tom on the Car Talk blog.  The show will still have reruns though as Ray said, “Every week, starting in October, NPR will broadcast a newly assembled Car Talk show, selected from the best material in our archives.”

I am personally a huge fan of Car Talk and was very upset to hear this news.  I am sure lots of other people are as well.

I was on WYPR with John Davis of MotorWeek!

Yesterday I called into WYPR's Midday with Dan Rodricks because John Davis of MotorWeek was on the program.  I got to ask John Davis a question which was, “What advice would you have for a young automotive journalist like myself?”  His advice was to get into doing other forms of media like podcasting and making videos of myself talking about cars.  He said automotive websites are always on the lookout for new versatile talent and that's what they like to see.  He thought I was on the right track with what I was doing though.  That felt good.  He feels I was on the right track with my blogging and writing.  I am glad I got the opportunity to talk with him.  Someday I hope to be on MotorWeek!