More Miata Madness:

As we continue with Bob Hall’s history of co-designing the original MX-5 Miata, we find out: What car Bob refuses to design in the future. Why “Designed in California” is a positive message about a cars and other products to the global audience. Concept cars: why we see some in production and why some just fade away. What the difference is in marketing a car and selling a car. What does Miata mean? How certain market segments of car designs boom and then go bust as others market segments become popular. What will your future EV sound like, how will you charge it and where will that power come from? What lurks in a Volvo’s underpinnings? What is Bob Hall’s dream (Frankenstein) car and what are his literary aspirations? Thanks for listening?

Shameless plugs: Minis, VTEC’s, and Nashes, oh my!

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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?

This episode is brought to you by Mazda, Nissan, VW, Tesla and the letter “M”.

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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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