Podcasts

High-Altitude Surveillance Blimps

It’s easy to understand how a high-altitude surveillance blimp could be helpful for military use. But what happens when you bring the same technology to the civilian world? Scott and Ben discuss the pros and cons of these eyes in the sky.

Affordable 1990s Dream Cars

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.

Nuts and Bolts – April 2017

What do you do when you have a stack of news stories, listener mail and leftover show notes piled up on your desk? Well, around here, that means it’s time for Scott and Ben to record another episode of Nuts and Bolts.

An Unexpected Consequence of Autonomous Cars

We’re still in the early stages of the first wave of semi-autonomous cars, with fully autonomous vehicles promised soon after. But as technology begins to take over behind the wheel, a new and startling consequence has been realized.

Abandoned Auto Factories Around the World

Sometimes old automobile factories are put to good use when the assembly line finally stops moving. We’re not talking about those places in this episode. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss the decrepit remains of some once-great car factories.

The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Don’t call it a Camaro. (But the story does begin there.) Join Scott and Ben as they unravel the history of this American-made automotive icon and scrutinize a few of the behind-the-scenes characters that made the Pontiac Trans Am a reality.

The Borgward Story

In 1957, Borgward was Germany’s second-largest auto manufacturer, right behind Volkswagen. By 1961, the company was bankrupt. But, as you might have guessed, that’s not the whole story.

Legends: Harry Miller – American Race Car Designer and Builder (Part 2)

By the start of the 1920 racing season, Harry Miller was designing and building race cars that were decades ahead of the competition in terms of engineering as well as style. Join Scott and Ben for part two of the Harry Miller story.

Legends: Harry Miller – American Race Car Designer and Builder (Part 1)

The legendary American race car designer and builder Harry Miller was known as "the greatest creative figure in the history of the American racing car." His cars and engines dominated the American oval-track racing scene for almost half a century.

Cars and Trucks You'll Still Crave 10 Years from Now

You know the ones we’re talking about: The new cars and trucks that are so cool in 2017 that you’ll spend your evenings and weekends searching for them on eBay and Craigslist when we finally make it to 2027.