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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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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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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In That New Car Smell, Ben talks about how the current weakness in the new car market is strengthening the used car market; guest Lee Anne Patterson joins us to talk about NASCAR racing news and the joys of the Bourbon Trail; we still don’t have a name for Beka’s news segment but we talk about flying cars, a hit-and-run at a car show, a the latest news from “Florida Man”; Mickey reads listener stories about the worst car they ever owned, and we advise listener Laura on new cars under $15,000.

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The gang asks whether anyone has used a headlight restoration kit. Lee Ann talks about the economics & valuation system of NASCAR. We continue the racing conversation as it pertains to adjusting vehicle weight versus horsepower.

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