Friends, we’ve had a minor technological setback and we’re breaking in a new computer this week. Moving from a 2009 laptop to a 2019 laptop comes with a new set of procedural challenges. Mickey hopes to have it all ironed out in a couple of days, and will update you as soon as possible. We hope to have the next episode of The Thing About Cars out as soon as possible.
Your support via Patreon will facilitate some of the peripheral upgrades we must also make at this time. (A firewire hard-drive won’t readily talk through a Thunderbolt port, it seems. Yes, we said firewire.) We’ve been producing The Thing About Cars for over three years with virtually no sponsor support. Your help will keep the show free of advertisements.
Friends, we very much want to buy a truck. Or a bus. Maybe an RV. Something which might make a great project to get our hands dirty with, converting it into a thing of beauty.
Join us in imagining: “Mobile Podcasting Studio.” If we raise enough cash, we’ll rehab the thing, outfit it with the right gear (including shag carpet), and turn it into a mobile recording studio that we’ll drive to car shows and other events throughout the region.
With your help, we can make this dream come true. There are two ways to help:
Friends, we have a couple of car shows on our calendar, and we hope you’ll join us at each event. We might even be recording an episode or two on-site.
Italian Car Day Atlanta is set for Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 10AM to 3PM at Lillian Webb Park, Norcross, GA. The show invites all Italian brands of cars, motorcycles & Italian scooters. Concours, classic or daily driver, your Italian car is welcome! French cars are also invited to join in the fun!
On March 30 we’re planning to go to the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival for their C5 Car Show. There is no cost to register a car, and space is limited, so if you’re going to register a car, it’s highly recommended you pre-register. See their website for more information. Awards will be presented for Best of Show, and First through Third places by popular vote.
Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is set for Saturday April 27 to Sunday April 28 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. We’re looking forward to the swap-meet, all the vendors, and (of course) all the cool cars to see. Will you be showing your car? Pre-registration for Motorama closes on March 25th. Before March 25, registration is $35 per vehicle. After the 25th, registration jumps to $50. We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information about our visit to Motorama.
Put down that drink! Mickey talks to us about the idea of breathalyzers in every car. We also discover that Mickey is a little behind in his reading. Ronny Expresses both fondness and frustration with sportscar manufacturers; and also wants to inform people about suicide jacks. Beka admits to “salting” her compliments with snarkiness. And Becca swoons over Elon Musk and his car company.
Coming to you from Strongbox West, Atlanta. If you would like to pose a question or offer feedback, please find us on Facebook on Facebook. Thanks for listening! Please don’t drink and drive!
Today in the land of cars, Mickey and Ben introduce Becca, just to confuse you! She tells us a bit about herself, and reveals the strange thing that she does with shoes. The gabbers tempt fate and chat about accidents. Mickey endeavors to become more grounded. Ben attempts to answer a tough listener question. And Mickey poses the question: How much money do you want to put into something that’s been poorly designed? Also… Squeaky Chairs!! (Doesn’t this group own a can of WD40?)