In That New Car Smell, Ben talks about how the current weakness in the new car market is strengthening the used car market; guest Lee Anne Patterson joins us to talk about NASCAR racing news and the joys of the Bourbon Trail; we still don’t have a name for Beka’s news segment but we talk about flying cars, a hit-and-run at a car show, a the latest news from “Florida Man”; Mickey reads listener stories about the worst car they ever owned, and we advise listener Laura on new cars under $15,000.

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The Holiday Season is upon us! In a departure from our usual format, the TTAC crew talks about Christmas gifts for their cars and drivers, as well as gifts for the car enthusiast, both serious and humorous. Our guest for this episode is Mario, who talks about his interests in cars, Volvos, Hondas, but not McLaren!

On behalf of all of us at The Thing About Cars, we hope you and yours are all remaining safe and warm. Happy Holidays!

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In Cultural Collision, Dave talks about the role of the Ford Thunderbird in American Culture; we welcome back and catch up our good friend Greg; in honor of Halloween, Ben Takes a Moment to discuss the history and design of hearses; and listener mail addresses how not kill yourself while changing a battery & the impact of wildfire smoke on air filters.

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