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Rank #16 in Automotive category

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Automotive
Leisure
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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.

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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.

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Collectors

By D.JWookiecookie - Feb 12 2020
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Shaq has a Ferrari collection

Thought you were gone

By User20394737718 - Oct 15 2019
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This is the podcast that started it all for me many years ago. 😁

iTunes Ratings

484 Ratings
Average Ratings
304
56
38
38
48

Collectors

By D.JWookiecookie - Feb 12 2020
Read more
Shaq has a Ferrari collection

Thought you were gone

By User20394737718 - Oct 15 2019
Read more
This is the podcast that started it all for me many years ago. 😁
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CarStuff

Latest release on Apr 14, 2020

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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.

Rank #1: Ben's Mystery Show #3

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When Ben asks Scott and Super Producer Noel whether they pick up hitchikers or other stranded pedestrians, the show touches upon some unexpectedly profound moral issues.

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Sep 04 2015

44mins

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Rank #2: How to Make a Car Last 300k Miles

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There are countless methods and suggestions that are promoted as "proven" ways to keep your car or truck running past the 300,000-mile mark. Tune in to see if you agree with some of the ones that Scott and Ben discuss in this episode.

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Dec 06 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #3: What is Hot Shot Trucking?

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Many companies spend millions making sure their supply line runs smoothly - so what happens when something goes wrong? The answer: hot shot truckers.

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May 28 2015

49mins

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Rank #4: The Dodge Story (Part 1)

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Where did the Dodge company come from? How did it get started, and who exactly are the Dodge brothers? Join Scott and Ben as they celebrate Dodge's 100th anniversary in this special episode.

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Sep 16 2014

30mins

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Rank #5: When Good Car Companies Make Bad Cars

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Oct 25 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #6: The Cars of Breaking Bad

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"Breaking Bad" has been hailed, by fans and critics alike, as one of the best crime dramas in the history of television. But what about the cars that gave the show its automotive flair? Scott and Ben take a look at some of the iconic vehicles that populate the world of "Breaking Bad."

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Dec 09 2014

51mins

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Rank #7: Car Culture: Bosozoku

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From modified scooters to Group 5-inspired cars, there's nothing quite like Japan's Bosozoku culture. But where did it come from -- and why do some experts think it might disappear?

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Jan 29 2015

48mins

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Rank #8: The 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe - CSX2287

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In 1971, a successful race car from the mid-1960s was driven into a California storage unit, and then forgotten by almost everyone for the next 30 years. But that’s not the most interesting part of this car’s story, to say the least.

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Dec 27 2017

53mins

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Rank #9: 10 Used Cars to Avoid

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Buying used can save you money, but buying badly is never a good idea. So which types of used cars should you avoid -- and which red flags can let you know when a car's a lemon?

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Aug 12 2014

54mins

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Rank #10: Can You Fix It Yourself? Beginner Car Repair

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How can you tell when a repair is an easy, at-home project or a job for a seasoned mechanic? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at the ins and outs of beginner car repair.

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Jun 14 2016

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Rank #11: 10 Dealership Myths

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What do you do when you walk into a car dealership? Do you have any tips or tricks for getting the best deal? Watch out: you may not be as savvy as you think.

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Apr 30 2015

58mins

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Rank #12: The $1,000 (or less) Good Used Car

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Make no mistake: Buying any car is a serious endeavor -- and buying a good used car is an art. In a market full of lemons, overpriced junkers and ticking transmission time bombs, is it really still possible to find a decent used car for under $1,000?

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May 17 2017

54mins

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Rank #13: Affordable 1990s Dream Cars

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When these cars were brand-new they were simply too expensive for most of us. But now, prices have dropped on a lot of those once unobtainable dream machines of the 1990s. Tune in to see if one of your favorites made the list.

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Apr 25 2017

51mins

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Rank #14: Gray-Market Cars

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You may have to cut through some red tape, but if you live in North America (and if you're up for the challenge), some of the hottest European and Japanese cars of the late 1980s and early 1990s are now available as gray-market imports. Why is there a 15-year wait in Canada and a 25-year wait in the U.S.? Tune in to find out.

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Jun 12 2014

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Rank #15: Stuff Truckers Know

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The world depends on trucks (and truck drivers, of course) to deliver most of the products we use or consume daily. Join Scott and Ben as they attempt to explain why truckers do some of the things they do.

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Jul 26 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #16: What's the difference between horsepower and torque?

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At dealerships, you'll hear horsepower and torque stats constantly -- but what do those numbers actually mean? While horsepower and torque are related, they are not the same thing. Join Scott and Ben to learn more about the nature of horsepower and torque.

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Jan 16 2014

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Rank #17: The Hot Hatchback

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What is a hot hatchback? Join Scott and Ben as they take a look at the history (and hidden abilities) of these cars, starting with the 1976 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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Mar 12 2015

52mins

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Rank #18: The Fastest 0-60mph New Cars Under $30k

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At first, it might sound too good to be true: a car with a competitive 0-60 that doesn't cost a fortune? Luckily, a listener suggestion inspired Scott and Ben to explore the possibilities of having affordability AND performance. Listen in to hear the good news.

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Jul 23 2015

43mins

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Rank #19: What if I put sugar in someone's gas tank?

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Supposedly, if you pour sugar into someone's gas tank, you will disable the car. But is it true? Tune in to learn more.

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Apr 01 2014

27mins

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Rank #20: Nissan Skyline

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The Nissan Skyline changed the face of the auto industry -- and for more than a year, listeners have patiently asked Scott and Ben to take a closer look at its rise.

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Dec 01 2015

49mins

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Tesla's Ventilator - When Car Companies Help In Times of Crisis

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In this episode of CarStuff, Ben and Kurt discuss the amazing adaptations that car companies can make when called upon by circumstance.

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Apr 14 2020

46mins

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10 Least Likely and Weird Race Cars of All Time

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Race cars often take on some outlandish designs and rule-bending technology in their never-ending quest to go fast. Meet some of the more notable characters in the ragtag gang of unlikely speed demons. 

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Apr 07 2020

59mins

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The Texas Mile

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Imagine a mile of open pavement in front of you, and no fear of a speeding ticket or jail time. Seems like a dream, but it’s a reality for drivers at The Texas Mile. Listen in as Scott and Kurt describe why the Texas Mile is such a unique test of speed.

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Mar 31 2020

57mins

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The Nürburgring

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It’s 12.9 miles of test-track that the auto manufacturers love to use as a standard for performance. But why there? Scott and Kurt explore some of the more colorful characteristics of The 'Ring, and fill you in on some tips that you can employ to stay safe if you wish to test your mettle on "The Green Hell".

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Mar 24 2020

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Affordable Garage Updates

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We’ve all seen the million-dollar garages that include vehicle turntables, elevators, museum-quality lighting and other fancy, expensive luxuries. Well, since none of us here at CarStuff can afford those extravagances, we’d like to share some inexpensive tips-and-tricks we’ve found to make your garage a more comfortable, and more functional, place to spend some quality time with your vehicle.

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Mar 17 2020

1hr 11mins

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The Petersen Automotive Museum

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Ben has returned from his most-recent West Coast trip with plenty of stories from the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. Learn all about the founders, Robert and Margie Petersen, the history of the building itself, the $100-million renovation, and, of course, the incredible collection of vehicles that spans over 120 years of automotive history.

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Mar 10 2020

1hr 9mins

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Is it time to repave Atlanta Motor Speedway?

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Join Scott, Kurt and Ben as they recap their recent visit to the Atlanta Motor Speedway – a 1.54-mile, quad-oval track that has remained on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule since 1960. After a couple laps around the banked turns, the guys were able to get out and examine the track’s well-aged surface and learn from track president, Ed Clark, how it’s remained race-ready for the last 23 years – without a repave.

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Mar 03 2020

1hr 10mins

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Ultralight Aircraft

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The allure of an ultralight aircraft is undeniable. Flying a small, hand-built aircraft off into the Wild Blue Yonder is a dream that many hobbyists have realized. Join Scott, Ben and Kurt as they talk about the good, the bad and the unusual aspects of ultralight flight.

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Feb 25 2020

1hr 13mins

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Dash Cams

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Dashboard-mounted cameras, also known as dash cams, are relatively inexpensive to buy, easy to install and practical to own. Join Scott, Ben and Kurt as they discuss some of the more rational reasons to own a dash cam, like saving you from insurance scammers, hit-and-run drivers and parking lot vandals. And, as you might expect, they also have a bit of fun talking about some of those crazy dash cam videos out of Russia!

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Feb 18 2020

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Famous Car Collectors

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We all know about Jay Leno’s amazing car collection – he’s a well-known gearhead; but what about some of the other celebrities who are also into cars? They often have the time and money to amass impressive collections, too.

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Feb 11 2020

1hr 12mins

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Electric Scooters

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City governments know them as sharable, dockless mobility devices. The rest of us call them electric scooters. Whether you’re a fan of the micromobility movement or not, you have to admit they’ve made us all think differently about our urban transport options. Join Scott and Kurt as they examine the electric scooter craze, and consider making some quick cash as Bird Catchers or Lime Juicers.

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Feb 04 2020

44mins

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Junkyard Etiquette

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A trip to the junkyard can be a lot of fun, but it can also end in frustration. Scattered parts, missing hardware and needlessly broken components can quickly turn your treasure hunt into a waste of time. Is there a proper way to conduct yourself in a junkyard? Are there tactics you can use that are courteous to other salvage-yard-seekers as they comb through the wrecks? Have a listen as Scott and Kurt discuss the current junkyard scene, and share a few tips regarding appropriate junkyard manners.

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Jan 28 2020

56mins

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What Happened to the Daredevil Showmen?

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Are stunts perceived as even more dangerous and spectacular if they’re well-promoted and built-up ahead of time? Join Scott, Ben and Kurt as they ask: What happened to the attention-seekers; the daredevil showmen of the past? Is there a modern stunt performer with the flair and audacity of Evel Knievel? And, has anyone seen The Human Fly?

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Jan 21 2020

47mins

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The 2020 Corvette

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Also known as the C8 (8th generation), the 2020 Corvette is Chevrolet’s all-new mid-engine sports car – the one they’ve teased us with for more than 50 years. Is it the best Corvette GM has ever built? Find out what Scott, Ben and Kurt think of the redesigned icon. Plus, Ben announces his Escape.

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Jan 14 2020

1hr 12mins

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Bike Life Rideouts

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If you’ve never witnessed a Bike Life Rideout…well, maybe now is a good time to do a quick search on YouTube. When dozens, or sometimes hundreds, of stunt performing dirt-bike and ATV riders take over the city streets of America’s largest and most-populated urban centers, there’s usually some fallout. Listen-in as Scott, Ben and Kurt discuss their thoughts on the Bike Life scene.

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Jan 07 2020

55mins

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The Toyota Automobile Museum – Japan

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In this episode of CarStuff, Ben provides us with firsthand information of his recent trip to Japan, including his visit to the Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagakute, a neighboring city of Nagoya, Japan. Viewing an impressive collection of cars from around the world (not just Toyota-built vehicles) and spanning the entire 20th century (including a few years before, and a few years after), made it a day worth sharing.

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Dec 31 2019

56mins

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Iditarod Part 2

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In part 2 of the Iditarod conversation, join Scott, Ben and Kurt as they highlight some of the aspects of the race that set it apart from any other sled dog race on the planet.

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Dec 24 2019

1hr 11mins

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Iditarod Part 1

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Referred to as "The Last Great Race On Earth," the Iditarod hearkens back to a time before the automobile, airplane and railroad; when travel over the frozen, far reaches of Alaska had to be undertaken with precision. On well-traveled trails cut through mountainsides, woods and open expanses, mushers and their trusty teams of sled dogs would glide in order to transport necessities. Join the Carstuff crew as they discuss some of the history of the worlds most famous sled dog race.

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Dec 17 2019

36mins

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RoRos

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In this episode of CarStuff, Ben and Kurt explore the wondrous world of RoRo shipping vessels, and Ben ponders traveling exclusively by sea.

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Dec 10 2019

26mins

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The Tesla Cybertruck

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Listen as the Carstuff crew give you a rundown of Tesla's Cybertruck unveiling event held on November 21, 2019.

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Dec 03 2019

31mins

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iTunes Ratings

484 Ratings
Average Ratings
304
56
38
38
48

Collectors

By D.JWookiecookie - Feb 12 2020
Read more
Shaq has a Ferrari collection

Thought you were gone

By User20394737718 - Oct 15 2019
Read more
This is the podcast that started it all for me many years ago. 😁