This week, Dave celebrates No Pants Day, Misty brings our Grand Trivia Auto question, and Ben introduces Paul Harmon, proud (2nd)owner of a Million (plus) Mile Mercedes 240D.

Paul waxes poetic about his 4 cylinder, 4-speed manual transmission 1981 Mercedes 2401D, how many 240Ds were produced in Germany for the US market (480,000+!), buying a transmission just for one small gear, how many miles a year he’s averaged (40,000), and just how many oil changes it takes to get to a million miles.

Then Dave blames Misty for all the math that suddenly popped up. Misty vigorously denies any involvement due to her extreme allergy to mathematics.

Dave takes over ‘Dawn on the Autobahn’ as Dawn takes a well-deserved break, and we talk pickup trucks. Concepts and prototypes that never make production just really grinds Mickey’s gear. Especially when you compare the ones that DO make it versus the ones that don’t. We have a moment of silence for the prototypes that are no longer with us, and appreciate the ones that have survived, while Misty invokes the Geneva Conventions.

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Stephe Koontz joins us to discuss her long and varied history in the world of hot rod cars! I That New Car Smell, Ben digs into the impact of the computer ship shortage on automotive production lines. Misty’s having an existential crisis over trading in Claudette, causing the panel to stage an intervention. In the News, Lotus is phasing out internal combustion engine. Should a sports car be called the ReVolt? The Little Car Company is bring out an 8/10th scale Wild One Max. And, Mark Rossin writes in with our Grand Trivia Auto question: which country has a coast-to-coast Highway 66?

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Our friends Mary & Libby Williams join us for a show exploring sibling rivalry and automotive death. Mickey explores Libby’s passion for hats and addiction to paint. Mary discusses the artistic evolution of her Nissan Frontier. The team discusses what makes a great convertible. In Relationship Roadster, Misty takes us through family history of her grandfather and his love for an Opel Kadett. Dawn Drives the Decades to the 1960s via a 1963 Corvette Stingray. And, Mickey asks the question, “How did the 1963 Jeep Wagoneer change history?”

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