The Thing About Cars

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On this episode the group talks about the end of the VW Beetle. Mickey asks, "does the world need a beetle?" Ronny discusses routine vehicle maintenance. And once again, minivans come up in conversation. Also--move over James Dean, Japan apparently has some rebels with a pretty unique cause.We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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 model of car that is going out of production. Heads up at the dragstrip! Apparently the Demons have brought hellfire with them. Maybe some brimstone, too. And this week's trivia question!We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Have you ever fantasized that your new used car was previously owned by… a murderer? What? On this episode Ronny wants to let everyone know about year-end deals and how to get them, as the end of the year is quickly approaching. We also find out what the "magic number" is for cars sitting on a sales lot. Mickey is thinking about trading in for a newer model (just what every woman wants to hear). Also, Beka talks about a weird encounter, and how she was almost led astray. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
On this episode of Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown: Mickey, Beka, Ben, and Katie daydream of warehouses, lifts, and cars for the podcast group. Ben regales us with a Taiwanese tale of terror, and a sad sinkhole story from Kentucky. We chat about interesting garage features, and consider ways to get a lift into a garage. (Also pondering on what it is about headlamps that cause them to fog up.)As always, we're recording at Strongbox West in the beautiful City of Atlanta, with the musical stylings of Gemini XIII. If you would like the TTAC crew to tackle a question for you, please visit our facebook page. Thank you for listening!Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Mickey, Ben, and Katrina tackle the question of what to pack for a long road trip. Also the toughest question: What is the best road trip snack? The gang discusses Waze and Katrina asks when you should take your car to a dealer vs a local mechanic. As always, Misty is our Audio Guru, Music is by Geminii XIII, and we're recording at Strongbox West. IF you would like the TTAC crew to tackle a question for you, please visit our facebook page. Thank you for listening!This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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 Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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 welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Mickey, Ben & Beka talk with Lee Ann about her roadsters, stories about her fascinating automotive career encompassing racing, NASCAR, working for Carol Shelby, and achieving milestones as a lady in a male-dominated industry. More about the sport of racing, the participants and where their real passions & goals lie.We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
On this wet and rainy day in Atlanta, the podcasters ponder the science behind water coming out of tailpipes. Beka has a new acquisition, and also asks you, the listener, a question about clutches. Ben's friend has an issue with odometers. And Mickey wonders, which is more accurate? An actual speedometer, or a GPS speedometer? We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Today the gang gabs about people's ability to drive after Mickey's friend shares a rant regarding Atlanta drivers. Ronny discusses the benefits of having annual vehicle inspections and annual driving tests. The crew considers what it's like to drive at 198 miles per hour. The podcasters preach about why you should turn your headlights on when it rains, and several other important driving issues. And Beka reminds us to "drive like a sane person."We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Today in the land of first world problems, Ben complains about floppiness, and laments about sunvisors. He also admits that he needs some guidance. Mickey poses a question about a weird thing that the Mazda is doing. Beka leaves it to our imagination about what the heck she's been up to in rental cars… which begs the question: would you buy a car from a rental car company?As always, we are coming to you from Strongbox West in beautiful Atlanta Georgia. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook.We will podcast for tips!! Thanks for listening! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
It's another lovely day in beautiful Atlanta Georgia, where the rambling podcasters discuss cars. Mickey brings up the subject of engine breaking - Yay or Nay? Gregs talks about chump cars. Ben warns us to look out for turn 5! Then there's Beka and Becca, who seem to have their own conversation going on. What could they be plotting? But we all wonder - where is Eric? And why is Mickey being asked to smack Beka??If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook.We will podcast for tips!! Thanks for listening! Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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 chainsaw. Tim reminds us about the issues from old rotary engines. And Ben would build a time machine out of… a truck. Also, we apologize if you now have "Let's Get Physical" stuck in your head.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 Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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 question. And we answer an interesting listener question. Be sure to tune in next week! We end this episode on a cliff hanger.We welcome your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Beka says that the death wobble doesn't just belong to Ford. What happened to cars with real driving spirit? Ben drives today's Grand Trivia Auto question. We introduce a new segment, "Your Auto Advocate." Can we make a date with a dealer? We answer a couple of listener questions. And Beka contemplates some violence...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 Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars
Hey y'all, watch this! Ronny brings his better half with him today so that she can fight his battles for him, and she wants to talk about Southern drivers versus Northern drivers. Mickey asks, are Southerners angry? We also give you a heads up about some driving laws in Virginia. Ben reveals some truly odd drinking preferences. And Beka gives a shout-out to Narrowsburg New York. Plus a bonus! Mickey reveals the secret to a happy marriage.We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
TTAC had a wonderful time visiting the Brookhaven Festival Car Show, recently. Someone grabbed Ben's butt! Check out the accompanying pics (of cars, not of Ben's butt) on our facebook page and website. We record at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website.This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Tough decisions and tougher laws are examined on this episode. We have a full table as Mickey, Beka, and Ben sit down with their guests Rob, Eric, and Frank to debate how to choose between two similar used cars. We inform our listeners about a new hands-free law in Georgia. Also, the group addresses distracted driving. And yes, Beka found Nemo, but missed the joke.Coming to you from Strongbox West, in Hotlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please visit our website. Thanks for listening! Put down those phones!Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
A nun, a milkman, a blind man, and a teacher walk into a trivia question… Why hasn't anyone ever asked the curbs if they want to be felt-up? Also, problems with cars being possessed. Mickey wants to talk about a recent JD Power article. And more on Mopar interior panel clips. 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 Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars
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 Georgia. There are also many good insights on what to watch out for when purchasing a car from a private seller. We welcome your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
The final episode in this special series, our motorcycle-loving guests, along with Ben and Mickey, continue having a great discussion related to motorcycle riding. Learn more about the safety courses that are available. Plus the gang compares creature comforts, reliability, and safety between older and newer model bikes. Hear how different riders respond to these questions: What creature comforts enhance a rider's comfort, and what makes riding fun for you? Find out more about the motorcycle community, and where some breathtaking riding roads are located! Plus, see if you can answer this episode's trivia question!We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Ben gives us a Project Lotus update; Mickey considers LS swapping a Model T; and Beka has an idea for how to start a new car company. While Ronny uses "the googles," Mickey offers to help Ben with the Lotus, and promises not to break anything. Also, Ben asks, "what installation sheet?" The crew talk about the new Lotus, and discuss certain accessories that they don't like. And trivia gets a new name!We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta.
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, in Atlanta. Support The Thing About Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-cars This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
The miscreants continue to discuss what trouble they could get into at the speed of light. We tackle two listener questions about under-car neon and wheel spacers. Ben tells us about his wife's new car. We find out that Mickey is considering a wardrobe change. And back from a short respite… Jalopy Joust!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 Cars by donating to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/the-thing-about-carsThis podcast is powered by Pinecast.
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Podcast Details

Started
Mar 25th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 30th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
113
Avg. Episode Length
25 minutes
Explicit
No

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