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A Real Surreal Experience
The gang gets physical today! And by that, we mean that they talk about physics. What if your car could travel at the speed of light… Beka finds new reasons for Mickey to not like a certain salvage yard. We learn that Mickey had a run-in with a cha…
Hopes And Dreams And Thank You
Just a quickie to catch up with our fans and to welcome your support in improving TTAC (and hopefully having more fun together). We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West,…
The Mitty - 2019
The gang had full paddock access at The 42nd running of The Mitty. Have a listen as Ben takes in the sights and geeks out on all things racing. We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at …
Headroom
This week, the gang discusses the possibility of doing an episode dedicated to motorcycles, what car should Tim buy, and the “little things” you can do to improve MPG. We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our web…
A Special Conversation with Warren Jobs
Beka and Mickey get a chance to talk with Warren Jobs and his work with Seal Skin Covers. We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. Support The Thing About …
Sweet Talker
The gang tries to help someone who wants to restore a 1947 Lincoln. Mickey presents a trivia question. Beka recounts the advantages of complimenting, reassuring, & doting on one's car. The group analyzes tools and whether brand names matter. We we…
Down The Rabbit Hole
Follow the white rabbit as Beka talks about an upgrade to an old system. Ronny tells us how he learned about ring gaps. GM is teasing the heck out of Ben. And this week’s Jalopy Joust! We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and fee…
Big Ol' No Go
It's a beautiful spring day in Atlanta, where we are once again joined by our friend Andrew. Continuing the topic of how to flip cars from the last episode, he tells us what to look for when buying a car to flip. We welcome your support via Patreo…
Doin' It Hazzard Style
We welcome Andrew from Grumpy Monkey Garage back to the table, along with Seargent Conlin who is a Motor Vehicle Theft Supervisor for a law enforcement agency here in Metro Atlanta. We primarily focus on one topic: how to (legally) flip cars in Geo…
The "F" Word
Which "F" word? We learn that Mickey really seems to dislike a word that starts with the letter "F." Tay's just hanging out with us again today, and he tells us about his haunted car. Katie also has some news about a car, and Ben explains why we ha…
Creeping Through The Woods
Have you ever wanted a different version of a car so badly that you built it yourself? Our guest today did just that! We also hear about a person who hoards cars, as if that's a bad thing. Mickey tells a joke and this week's Jalopy Joust trivia que…
The Diner At The Edge Of The Solar System
This episode is out of this world! What if that Tesla that was launched into space was fully functional and ready to drive? Do you think Ford Prefect would take it for a spin? Ben mentions that Toyota will be making a moon rover. Also, laws that Ge…
They Sneak Up Behind You
Knock knock. Who's there? Rod knock… Joined by our friends with Poboy's Car Club from Canton, Georgia, we discuss our favorite movie cars and movie car trivia. We also impart our knowledge of some driving laws few people seem to know. And I think w…
The People Need To See This
This is a very special episode of The Thing About Cars. We pay homage to a prolific but sadly under-appreciated car designer of the 1980's. He just may have been the Nikola Tesla of the automotive world. We review many of his works of art, which we…
We'll See You At The Mitty
This is a special episode. We had an opportunity to let Mickey speak with Rick Goolsby, the Series Manager at Historic Sportscar Racing. They talk at length about The Mitty, one of the oldest historic and vintage races in the U.S., happening in At…
PoBoys!
Today we welcome Mike McCracken and Ronnie Cline from PoBoys Car Club. The PoBoy’s car club started in the spring of 1979 when a small group of guys who loved old cars decided to gather monthly. This soon grew into one of the largest cruise-ins on …
Resistor Is Futile
Welcome to Skynet. Today we have a wacky story about a Tesla possessed. Ben gives a long-awaited project Lotus update. Straight from Reddit: All cars are fixable. What do you think? New car paint colors available only in Georgia. This week in trivi…
Do You Have A Semi?
Would you put transmission fluid in with your oil? We discuss why that might not be a bad thing. We also tackle the tough decision: Do you back in, or pull in straight to park? A listener asks us about the 3 generations of the Hemi engine. And can …
Cigar Smells Included
It's listener appreciation day as we explore several listener questions. Find out what a "poor man's Elise" is. Sadly, we never found out what a poor woman's Elise is. In the category of strange and bizarre car knowledge: what they consider to be o…
Lego My Mustang!
Attention! There's a party at Beka's house! Date is still TBD… Mickey is sad about the cancellation of his favorite TV show. Hopefully Beka's party will cheer him up. Also something to pay attention to: amazing price reductions on a particular mode…
Where The Roadkill Is
Where are you going? Are you using a navigation app to find your way? We discuss the possibility that Waze, as it was, is dead. We tackle a listener question about tire pressure when using nitrogen. Ronny tells us what is in his garage now. Also, t…
Phantom Of The Porsche
The podcasters pounce on their first point of the day… The abundantly aired ad claiming that Chevy is the most reliable car. Also, more thoughts on Automotive Technology. Ben says he'll buy someone a beer if they can do this one thing… It also beco…
Now With Cleaner Floors!
The cast answers a couple of listener questions. Ben confesses that he likes to do donuts in reverse. Ronny warns us about a potential new cult. And Mickey reveals that he was almost scammed. Plus, we need your help naming our new trivia segment. L…
Technology, Take The Wheel
On this cold and crisp day in Atlanta, the pack of podcasters revisits the topic of self-driving cars, and addresses the possible safety issues involved with some of the autonomous technology. Then there's our question for the day: does speed kill?…
Cats, Or Cats?
Mickey wonders about signs that a catalytic converter may need replacement. The gang has an informative conversation about whether a different-colored turn signal light would be better than amber. Mickey hints at bringing "visual" changes to the po…
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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 25th, 2017
Latest Episode
Jul 15th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
86
Avg. Episode Length
25 minutes
Explicit
No

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