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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The gang visits Italian Car Day 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben wrangles this episode’s Grand Trivia Auto as part of a book giveaway to gift a couple of books from our friends at MotorBooks. We see a lot of eye candy and talk about why we don’t see more Italian cars in the American market on a Cultural Collision Segment with Ben and Dave. Dawn is glad not every Ferrari is red. Ben thinks Mickey should not get a Maserati. And Dave wrangles a segment about going to car shows.

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TTAC welcomes special guest John Montgomery to talk about the upcoming Italian Car Day in Atlanta. Details can be found at https://www.italiancardayatlanta.com/. We cover a listener question about Porsche’s competing in LeMans. And another one about high-mileage oil: if it’s better for your engine, why don’t we just use that from the start? Dave continues the discussion on midlife-crisis cars: Midlife Crisis On A Budget. Mickey takes the gang through LOTS of Italian car trivia which makes Ben want to dunk his head in a bucket of spaghetti.

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Italian Car Day seems to have a dedicated following of fans. And for good reason–there’s a certain romantic, maybe voluptuous beauty to all things Italian. Have a listen as we get to appreciate these works of art with their drivers.

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