Four wheel drive can get you going faster, but it won’t stop you any faster. Lee Anne joins in to tell us about Auburn University’s Autonomous Tiger Racing team and the quest to advance autonomous driving technologies. Mickey rants about the dubious need to carry your license and proof of insurance with you as you drive. Dave can fly a plane! Ben confesses he made a mad driver dash on a suspended license. Mickey’s dreams are crushed, but then they’re resurrected. Dave wants to discuss the brand, Stellantis.

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Guest Robert Drake wants to talk more about the labeling of battery terminals, and asks “What is it about a Dodge Charger that makes some idiot think they’re immune to traffic laws?” Mickey brings up a security question for keyless entry vehicles. Dawn is On The Autobahn. Her window is fixed, but the seatbelt is broken. And the CD changer is not doing well, either. Mickey grinds some gears and the words “nasal deployed meatball armature” get worked into the conversation.

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Loxley Browne from Athena Racing joins, Mickey, Misty & Ben. We explore Athena Racing’s dedication to giving opportunities to girls. Athena Racing is the all-girls STEM education program applying STEM principles to the track and life. You can learn more about them at athenaracing.org. In the News, Misty dishes on Formula One livery designs; talent turnover within F1 racing teams; and then just starts picking random fights with her husband. In That New Car Smell, Ben talks about Rivian’s electric trucks and SUVs, which should be out later this year. Lotus is bringing out an SUV? There are some spy photos boiling up of other new models, and Tesla’s new cyber-truck terrifies Mickey. And, who did China beat at car building in 2019?

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TTAC goes international! We welcome Misty from The Netherlands to a new Two Girls & a Car episode. In Relationship Roadster, Amanda delves into Ferraris. Mickey grills Misty on her love for Formula One racing, and we learn about how Misty is learning to navigate multi-use traffic circles amidst tram tracks and bicycles. Ben’s Lotus update: his 1970 Elan Plus 2 has hit the road! Unfortunately, it’s leaving oil on the road. Listener Jennifer Bell writes in to ask the best way to junk a car. Listener Robert Drake writes in about auto repair shops going out of business because they can’t keep good mechanics. Elizabeth Parks writes in with her Worst Car Story, a Cadillac Cimarron. And, Mickey stumps the team with BMW GPS faults.

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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.   

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