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We're just people who really geek out on cars. We like to drive cars, fix them, and admire them. We're here to have as much fun as we legally can with other car enthusiasts. Come along for the ride.

The Thing About Cars Mickey Desai

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We're just people who really geek out on cars. We like to drive cars, fix them, and admire them. We're here to have as much fun as we legally can with other car enthusiasts. Come along for the ride.

    The Cross-Country Elan

    The Cross-Country Elan

    Ross Robbins regales us with tales of utter madness driving his Lotus cars all over the USA: long distances, how to avoid breakdowns by carrying spare parts, why 'the car knows,' and how to make Hydraulic Cheese. Is the electric Microbus finally about to be real? We share a worst car story that's pretty hard to beat, and Grand Trivia Auto freezes us out.

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    • 43 min
    Headbanger's Cars with Riki Rachtman

    Headbanger's Cars with Riki Rachtman

    Riki Rachtman joins the panel to talk about Nascar, his issues with driving a McLaren, his charity rides, his current wheels, and anything else that crosses his mind in a very special and very free-wheeling episode

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    • 35 min
    Fun with Ferraris, Part I

    Fun with Ferraris, Part I

    Our guest is Ferrari Market Letter editor Jim Weed, who tells us all about Ferraris and their owners, and how his old hippie-van led to a career working with Italy's most famous fast cars. Dave recalls being a pirate on the high seas and confesses a desire to name a hamster Civic, Mickey sleeps in an MR2 on the way to Hell, Dawn travels to Texas to meet Minnesotans but winds up with beer and corn chips, and you can't kill a LeBaron with fire!

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    • 53 min
    Meet Mike from Meguiar's

    Meet Mike from Meguiar's

    We welcome Mike Pennington from Meguiar's to talk about innovation in car care. Mickey is star struck and may have actually confessed to trade show larceny. Ben explains that it will take more than Meguiar's to address some of the Yellotus's cosmetic issues. A brief discussion of idiosyncratic European car enthusiasts leads to a conversation of first cars. We explore the role of fragrance in car care products, although Dave's proposal for s'more scented car wax probably doesn't have a future. And, we learn what it's illegal to do while driving in Alabama.

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    • 35 min
    No Nuns Were Harmed in Making this Episode

    No Nuns Were Harmed in Making this Episode

    We welcome our new friend who's name may-or-may-not be Sohan to talk about his thoughts on EVs and the impact they will have on enthusiast motoring in the future. Dawn on the Autobahn tackles numerology in the world of cars and road-tripping, and Amanda has great advice for how to leverage OCD to detect credit card fraud. What's Grinding Mickey's Gears this week? (Besides his nun issues, that is.) Drivers who get indignant over horns honked in self defense. In listener mail, Robert Drake asks for advice on how to find the best tow-truck when you don't have AAA. And, Dave challenges us with road trip trivia about who made the first cross country road trip in the USA and when?

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    • 55 min
    A Trip to the Garage Mahal!

    A Trip to the Garage Mahal!

    On Valentine's Day, we welcomed Mary Williams to discuss the role of the "art car" in Culture Collision, and her Nissan Frontier's evolution into an homage to Damian Hirst. Our friend Cathy Poley joins us to tell her worst car story, the death of a Chevy Caprice known as the Flying Nunmobile. Ben Takes a Moment to appreciate the humble snow plow. And we learn what was the reasoning behind the name "Olds 442." #artcarmuseum #grittertracker

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    • 50 min

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6 Ratings

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Mickey knows his cars!

Clean comedy podcast filled with all your automotive obsessions. I love everything about this podcast. Its fun, educational, and entertaining. I just subscribed and look forward to future episodes.

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