Our guest Brian Phillips tells us all about his cars, which he put more thought into names for than some people put into names for their children, and about what a thorough car-shopper he is. Dawn brings us up to speed (figuratively, thank goodness!) about new legislation against street-racing, but Brian’s super-power derails the discussion. Parking grinds Mickey’s gears, and our listener question drives home the need to get things checked-out before they get expensive. Be sure to park before indulging in our Grand Trivia Auto question, because Dave mixes them strong!
The TTAC Gang is taking a short break and could use your help finding new celebrities and guests to join us on the program. Plus, Amy tells us about the worst car she has ever known. She says “calling it a lemon would be saying something nice about it.”
Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s, joins us for some hard talk about road trips, the history of Stuckey’s, and how she’s trying to bring back the nostalgic magic of Stuckey’s while piloting a family-owned business into the future (by embracing EV, solar panels, hosting car swaps, using pecan shells for bioenergy and fertilizing, etc). Mickey gets schooled on why a peanut isn’t actually a nut while quizzing Stephanie on pecan trivia. Stephanie returns the favor by trying to stump us with ‘Identify The Cars in a Stuckey’s Parking Lot’.
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.
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.