Sometimes we replace the cars we love.

Ben reveals how he was involved in a multiple mangled Mazda mishap which led him to buying a new (to him) car. Misty misses her mate’s Mazda and is not a fan of the replacement. Nissan’s recent styling ideas are brought into question and Dave speaks up for them but wonders what their designers use for motivation. The gang ponders what’s in a car name, and how the same car has different names in different countries. Misty invites everyone to The Dutch Moto GP in Assen. Is this because she is now on parole?

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Our guest Liam tells us about his unique collection of British motor vehicles and a Mopar econobox; British car jokes abound.The gang tries to remember which Mitsubishis are Dodges, which other Mitsubishi is a Chrysler and which Chrysler Corp.’s cars are amalgamations of parts from yet other manufacturers. Apparently, if you know more about this than Mickey, you might get a free meal? Dave beguiles us with details of art and zeitgeist at MOMA’s automotive exhibit last fall. Our automotive trivia question takes us to the General Motors origin story and how it has become a major franchise.

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Ford’s Bronco Pickup, Mustang Mach E, taking cats on car trips. Carroll Shelby, Spokane, WA, Hagerty goes public. Mickey lets us know that Ford’s Bronco Pickup version might be a miss while the Mustang Mach E might be a hit. The whole gang tells tales of taking cats on car trips. Ben relay’s his sightings of rare and odd cars in Spokane, WA. Dawn and Ben report on some things you may or may not have heard about Carroll Shelby. Did Dawn really deter Dave from stealing a car at Italian car day? What are some of the most obscure motoring laws in the USA? Is Hagerty going to take over our show? Answers within!

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Our good friend, Trivia Czar Tim joins us to discuss the merits of various songs about cars. Dave admits a little too much familiarity with last-chance gas and Beyonce, Ben takes a moment to talk about muscle-car sales and angry police cars. We chew on some listener questions, and we hope Misty isn’t smelling toast.

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Loxley Brown joins us to talk about Athena Racing, a nonprofit dedicated to opening doors for young women into the transportation industry, we talk about Trivia Czars, favorite movies about cars, rescuing cars displayed without their consent, and Dave’s probably possessed Jeep.

First up is a straw poll on electing Tim as our Trivia Czar and how we all rode the struggle bus to either narrow down or fill a top 5 list of our favorite movies about cars. With Ben as the voice of reason, we all shared one from our list, which included Smoke Signals, The Gumball Rally, Risky Business, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, and Herbie The Love Bug. Dawn realized she cared more about the cars being damaged than the people in her choices.

Ben Takes A Moment to continue our theme of cars in movies, touching on The Spy Who Loved Me, his previous job as security for a TV production (he touched the cars), and the virtual fleet of cars destroyed in TV and movie classics. We discuss rescuing the Miami Vice Testarossa from a Florida flea market while Misty offers to coordinate bail for the group stateside. Many disclaimers followed. We also pondered a road trip to a car museum in Miami with a truly massive James Bond transportation collection and talked about some poor marketing choices.

Instead of news, Misty tried to answer Dave’s conundrum about his 2008 Jeep Wrangler X horn issues. The first conclusion was that Dave needed to call a priest (we’re moving up from nuns in this episode), another possible issue was the plastic housing expanding in the heat, or Dave has a moisture problem. In the end, Misty decided that Dave has a 1 in a 7 billion problem or maybe it’s just a relay. And yes, Mickey, there are Episcopalian Nuns.

Loxley Brown, head of Athena Racing, joins us to talk about her nonprofit efforts to open doors for young women across the globe into careers in the transportation industry. Athena Racing is dedicated to giving young women the knowledge and tools to follow their dreams into any segment of the transportation via summer camps, workshops, and monthly projects.

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