76 episodes

Meghann and Jim Hodgson encourage you drive crappy cars, enjoy motorsports without paying a lot, and get out in your garage and wrench.

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    • Automotive
    • 4.0, 8 Ratings

Meghann and Jim Hodgson encourage you drive crappy cars, enjoy motorsports without paying a lot, and get out in your garage and wrench.

    75 - The Cannondouche Run

    75 - The Cannondouche Run

    Tonight’s main topic: The Cannondouche Run! The best way to stroke your titanic ego by rubbing money on it while endangering the lives of schoolchildren.
    Thank you as always for joining us!
    https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/26/lincoln-electric-suv-on-rivian-platform/
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/19/20873947/amazon-electric-delivery-van-rivian-jeff-bezos-order
    https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/best-used-cars-for-under-20000-dollars/
    https://www.motortrend.com/price/15-20k/
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-45-000-loan-for-a-27-000-ride-more-borrowers-are-going-underwater-on-car-loans-11573295400
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-seven-year-auto-loan-americas-middle-class-cant-afford-their-cars-11569941215

    • 41 min
    74 - Left Lane Squatters

    74 - Left Lane Squatters

     
    How can we get American highway drivers out of the passing lane? We share a few ideas. If you have any thoughts on how to do it, let us know!
    If you dig these shenanigans, be a supporter! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded
    GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler back Trump on California emissions challenge - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-emissions-california/gm-toyota-fiat-chrysler-back-trump-on-california-emissions-challenge-idUSKBN1X728Y
    German Gearhead Not an Autobahn Fan - https://oppositelock.kinja.com/freie-fahrt-fur-freie-burger-1557730793
    German Parliament Rejects Autobahn Speed Limits - https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/18/german-autobahn-speed-limit-rejected/ 
    How Verstappen Earned a Grid Penalty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmWGNhG0GNw
     

    • 39 min
    We Mock the Press Release - 2020 Nissan Titan XD

    We Mock the Press Release - 2020 Nissan Titan XD

    This is something new we're trying out: taking an automotive industry press release and wading through the marketing speak to see if there's any fun to be had. Let us know what you think!
    If you like these shenanigans, be a supporter! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded
    Press Release: https://usa.nissannews.com/en-US/releases/release-7dd65c9777bc814a03806c4f63028fc9-new-2020-nissan-titan-debuts-at-state-fair-of-texas#

    • 31 min
    73 - Jim Designs a Motorsport

    73 - Jim Designs a Motorsport

    Jim lays out his plans for a new motorsport and Meghann reacts. What are your thoughts? Can it work?
    If you like these shenanigans, be a supporter! http://patreon.com/crossthreaded
    We also get into some news, some racing wrapups, and lots of other foolishness. Join us!
    America is exercising more, but that’s not slowing down the rising obesity rate (CDC PDF) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/EarlyRelease201803.pdf 

    Jalopnik says people like Crossovers because they’re easier to get in and out of: https://jalopnik.com/the-real-reason-all-these-crossovers-are-selling-like-c-1829595250

    • 43 min
    72 - A Tribute to Car Talk: All Hail Click and Clack

    72 - A Tribute to Car Talk: All Hail Click and Clack

    In this episode, we pay tribute to the titans of Car Talk: the Magliozzi brothers aka Click and Clack. We are devastated by the passing of Tom Magliozzi. His legacy lives on in our joy of cars and yours as well.
    We also get into Leclerc & Vettel, Bugatti vs. Koenigsegg, and lots more.
    Be a Crossthreaded supporter: http://patreon.com/crossthreaded
    Join us in the CAR BARN: https://discord.gg/b3v48Ah
    Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77: https://www.npr.org/2014/11/03/357428287/tom-magliozzi-popular-co-host-of-nprs-car-talk-dies-at-77
    Vettel vs Leclerc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ro6a2SkDMM
    Vettel screws Webber over in the Multi 21 debacle of 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU_G4fEpaCQ
    Jeremy “Dipshit” Clarkson’s Sun Column: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10022396/greta-thunberg-meltdown-wont-help-world/
    Jalopnik article on the Nissan IMK: https://jalopnik.com/nissans-imk-ev-concept-is-one-of-the-best-pocket-sized-1838659440

    • 42 min
    #71 - Uber and Lyft shadiness plus Urban Planning with ThreadATL.org's Matthew Garbett

    #71 - Uber and Lyft shadiness plus Urban Planning with ThreadATL.org's Matthew Garbett

    Thanks to our guest this week, Matthew Garbett of http://ThreadATL.org who chats with us about urban planning! We also get into Uber and Lyft's shady practices.
    If you like these shenanigans, join us as a patron at http://patreon.com/crossthreaded 

    Uber and Lyft taking more money from drivers than they say they are: https://jalopnik.com/uber-and-lyft-take-a-lot-more-from-drivers-than-they-sa-1837450373
    https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-two-friends-who-changed-how-we-think-about-how-we-think
    https://www.strongtowns.org/
    http://threadatl.org
     

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

gm289 ,

Not car talk

This is not funny. Obnoxiously opinionated. Unnecessary F bombs which is the standard intensifier of ignorant people. Tried this after using up all the episodes of Click and Clack. These people deserve to be dropped from their sponsors. Don’t waste your time.

Loser hater ,

Not interesting....

Not funny....no redeeming quality at all....lady does have a sexy voice as she feigns interest in her cohost....much like she feigns pleasure during his feeble attempt to plow her

Thatsnogood ,

Cars and things

Do you enjoy car culture but you aren't sure what car culture really is? Do you like jokes and good quality humor? How about mild banter about silly things? If you answered yes to any of these questions you'll probably enjoy this podcast. If you answered no then maybe podcasts aren't for you.

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