Dave does a segment we’re calling “True Crime Auto” in conjunction with the law firm “Screech, Screech, Brake, & Bang.” He discusses the most commonly stolen cars in America, and cars associated with the top crimes in history. Special Guest Lav Luv talks about the Power Up Tour that he made across the country in his Tesla, his love of Teslas, and his desire to do a more extensive Power Up Tour in the future. Ben has a moment talking about Oldsmobile and divulges something disturbing about his driving teacher. Mickey wants to know what happened to the Boogiemobile, shares a Worst Car Story about Amy’s 1981 Chrysler New Yorker, and wants to see a shopping mall for cars.
We recorded this show on New Year’s weekend while sitting around in pajamas drinking mimosas. Dawn on the Autobahn explores winter inclement weather driving safety tips, while the guys ask “why the hell are you on the road to begin with?” What grinds Mickey’s gears THIS week? Replacing buttons with touchscreens on the dashboard. Listener Karen describes the braking problems with her worst car, a ’72 Dodge Dart. This leads Ben to nostalgically recall his own early history with a brake failure. And listener Kathy hated her Chevy Caprice Classic, which leads Dave to nostalgically pick a fight with his college roommate Paul over parallel parking. Reddit asks about power steering issues in a salvage title, and we discuss the Cunningham’s automotive preferences.
Ben notes there’s something interesting going on with Cadillac on “That New Car Smell.” Dawn looks into the future with some predictions in her segment, “In The News.” Dave says his car-buying plans have been hijacked. Robert sends in a question about battery design. We try to convince Ben to do an instructional video on how to properly jump start one’s car.