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Friends, we’ve had a minor technological setback and we’re breaking in a new computer this week.  Moving from a 2009 laptop to a 2019 laptop comes with a new set of procedural challenges.  Mickey hopes to have it all ironed out in a couple of days, and will update you as soon as possible. We hope to have the next episode of The Thing About Cars out as soon as possible.

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TTAC welcomes special guest John Montgomery to talk about the upcoming Italian Car Day in Atlanta. Details can be found at https://www.italiancardayatlanta.com/. We cover a listener question about Porsche’s competing in LeMans. And another one about high-mileage oil: if it’s better for your engine, why don’t we just use that from the start? Dave continues the discussion on midlife-crisis cars: Midlife Crisis On A Budget. Mickey takes the gang through LOTS of Italian car trivia which makes Ben want to dunk his head in a bucket of spaghetti.

We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta.



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Dawn has had one of those weeks where all she wants to do is escape in her vehicle with no plan in mind… There was a listener response to the “botulism in the oil cans” clip we shared in a prior episode. Dave digs into the subject of midlife crisis cars. Dawn waxes desirous over an older Porsche (and wants it for her birthday). A listener wants to know how television does an entire car rehab job in seven days. Mickey says you should never buy someone else’s project car.

We welcome your support via Patreon and your questions and feedback via our website. TTAC records at Strongbox West, in Atlanta.



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