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Scott Benjamin

Scott Benjamin is a senior editor at and co-host of the CarStuff podcast where you'll discover that he knows just about everything there is to know about automobiles -- past, present and future. He's also pretty crazy about motorcycles and boats and trains and airplanes and ... well, you get the idea. Before coming to, Scott lived in "The Motor City" (Detroit, Mich.) for nearly 25 years and he had more than 10 years of work experience in the auto industry. That influence somehow made him think he could restore a classic car in his own garage -- a never-ending process that you'll occasionally hear about in the podcast. And when he's not in the driver's seat, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, reading true-crime books, attempting home repair and improvement projects and continuing his search for the world's best pizza.


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Introducing Murder in Oregon
Monster Presents: Insomniac
In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They believe Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?The first episode of Murder in Oregon is now available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at
The 2019 Ford Ranger
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
Not An RV Hit Piece
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
Outrageous 70's Hot Rods
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
The Best of the Worst Cars Ever Built
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
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