THE PODCAST
Cannonball Run Record Holder - Mercedes-Benz Could you drive across the U.S. in 29 hours?

It sounds crazy, but Ed Bolian and his crack driving team shot their 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG across the continent in less than 29 hours, setting the record for the Cannonball Run. So how'd they pull it off? Tune in to find out.

Road Signs Why are traffic signs that color?

Everyone knows that stop signs are red octagons -- but why? And why are traffic lights red, yellow and green? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the history of -- and psychology behind -- traffic signs.

Car Talk - Tom and Ray Magliozzi Car Talk Tribute

Both Ben and Scott spent years listening to Car Talk, one of their favorite auto shows. Join the guys as they pay homage to Car Talk in this special episode.

Renault 5 Turbo The Hot Hatchback

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.

Lotus 7 Series 3 (1968) The Lotus Seven

Join Scott and Ben as they tour the storied history of Lotus and the car that embodied the company's ideals.

Cadillac The End of Car Culture?

In many ways, the United States is the birthplace of modern car culture. But could the rising costs of ownership, growth of public transit and car share programs spell the end for America's car culture?

"Grand Theft Auto" - 1977 Best Movie Car Chases (Part 2)

Join Scott and Ben as they continue to explore some of cinema's best car chases.

James Bond - 'GoldenEye' Best Movie Car Chases (Part 1)

From "The Cannonball Run" to "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, some films hinge on epic car chases -- but which ones are the best? Join Scott and Ben as they explore some of cinema's best car chases (and write in with your own suggestions).

1983 Dodge Charger Ad 1980s Economy Cars

From the Ford Festiva to the Geo Metro/Suzuki Swift, the U.S. market of the 80s and 90s was full of cars designed for no-frills transportation and affordability. Listen in to learn more about the rise and fall of U.S. economy cars.

Smart fortwo electric The Meanest and Greenest: 2015

Each year, the ACEEE publishes a list of the greenest and meanest cars and trucks -- in other words, the most environmentally friendly vehicles... and the worst. Listen in to learn more about the 2015 Meanest and Greenest.

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ben-scott-with-train-280x150 Greatest Races

Scott and Ben explore the world’s most famous races, showcasing the cars, the tracks, the technology and the men and women that have made racing so exciting to watch throughout the last 100 years.

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ben-scott-blue-car-280x150 The Owner’s Manual

Read about cool cars and the latest in automotive technology.

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Learn all about Scott Benjamin and Ben Bowlin.

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