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The Great Recession created a perfect storm for the RV industry. As the industry tries to emerge from the abyss of a systemic crisis, customers should be extra-vigilant in their quest to reside on the road. Listen as the Carstuff duo give you a snapshot of RVing in 2019. 

Outrageous 70's Hot Rods

A toilet as a driver's seat? A car built upon a 19th century funeral coach? The late 60's, and early 70's was a far-out era for custom hot rods. Listen as Scott welcomes a new voice to CarStuff, and join them on a wacky trip into a carscape that time forgot.

The Best of the Worst Cars Ever Built

Some of the cars on this list have a redeeming quality or two. Most don’t. Listen in to see if you agree as Scott takes you through a list of some of the best of the worst cars ever to hit the showroom floor.

The Bricklin SV-1

Sometimes called the “other” gullwing car, the Bricklin SV-1 was a Canadian-built sportscar with occupant safety as priority one. It was a short-lived experiment with production only lasting a couple of years. Of equal interest is the American businessman responsible for making the car a reality, Malcolm Bricklin.

Introducing The Fast Track

The Fast Track is a show that highlights anything and everything that allows us to go fast. It’s about the past, present and future of racing, including the machines and the racers themselves. It’s also about the technology of cutting-edge engines and engineering used both on the track and off. Find out what makes cars faster, who drives them…and why. 

The 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe - CSX2287

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.

How Pedestrian Safety Shapes Your Car

In crowded city streets, where people and cars share the same space, pedestrian-automobile accidents are simply unavoidable. But did you know those collisions, many of them fatal, have influenced the way your entire car is designed?

The Surprising History of the Crime of Jaywalking

Nearly 100 years ago the crime of “jaywalking” was created. But do you want to know the most surprising part of the story? It’s the groups responsible for getting this law on the books in the first place.

The Best and Worst States and Cities for Car Owners

We promise, this is not a rerun! Although similar to a topic we covered a few months ago, we’ve shifted our focus from driving a car to car-ownership for this latest ranking of the best and worst states and cities.

The Worst Places in the World to Buy a Car

If you’re a car enthusiast, consider the countries mentioned in this episode as a list of places that you don’t ever want to live. Listen in as the CarStuff guys talk about some of the worst (and most expensive) places in the world to buy a car.

Private Railroad Cars

Did you know that you can buy, own and operate a private, antique rail car? It’s a great way to recapture some of the grace, sophistication and style that cross-country travel held decades ago.

The World’s Rarest Cars

It probably won’t surprise you that some of the rarest cars in the world are also some of the most expensive cars in the world – but there are a few exceptions.

Why do automakers camouflage cars?

The camouflage that automakers meticulously design to conceal new vehicles only seems to make them stand out from everything else on the road. Isn’t that the opposite of what camo is supposed to do? Why bother using camouflage at all?

Porsche Passport and Other Car Subscription Services

Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of this sort of thing. At this point, car subscription services haven’t really haven’t been around all that long. Join Scott and Ben as they delve into this relatively new way for automakers to do business.

Learn to Drive a Ford Model T in 2018

One Michigan museum is offering you the chance to get behind the wheel of an antique Model T for a driving lesson. Listen in as Scott and Ben tell you where it’s happening, and what you can expect from this unusual driver’s training course.

Is your car boring?

Don't blame the design engineers! They're just one of several groups that play a role in car design and production. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss some surprising (and not-so-surprising) reasons why a lot of cars are simply ... well, boring.

Will California ban internal combustion-powered cars?

California wants to rid its roadways of all combustion engine-powered cars. But does the state really have the authority to ban the internal combustion engine? Listen in as Scott and Ben talk about California’s proposed plan to go all-electric.

Not Quite Dead Yet

When a car or truck is discontinued, those models don’t just magically disappear from dealer inventory. Sometimes it takes a long, long time to clear-out the old to make room for the new.

NASCAR’s Hawk-Eye Monitoring System

If you’re familiar with NASCAR, then you know the chaos sometimes associated with pit road. Listen in as Scott and Ben discuss how NASCAR’s Hawk-Eye camera system monitors the action.

Hurricane Flood Cars and How to Avoid Buying One

Up to one million cars and trucks have been damaged in the flood waters left behind by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Listen in as Scott and Ben tell you how to avoid buying a hurricane damaged car or truck.