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The Mid Night Club

Formed in 1987 and active until 1999, the Mid Night Club took illegal street racing to a whole new level. Join Scott and Ben as they delve into the clandestine adventures of the Mid Night Club, and find out why they so abruptly disbanded.

How Ice Roads Work

Ice roads are more than just a clever way to truck supplies to isolated areas in the cold winter months. In fact, ice roads have played a meaningful role in history. Join Scott and Ben as they test the ice on this unusual method of transport.

The $1,000 (or less) Good Used Car

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?

The $10 Million Enzo Ferrari

No, that $10 million isn’t the price of an Enzo Ferrari at auction. But it was (almost) the ransom for Enzo Ferrari’s corpse. Join Scott and Ben to learn the common-link between Elvis Presley, Abraham Lincoln, Charlie Chaplin and now, Enzo Ferrari.

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.

The MV Cougar Ace and Other Large-scale Car Disasters

The Cougar Ace sailed out of Hiroshima in July 2006 with a cargo of 4,703 brand-new Mazdas, all 2007 model-year vehicles, plus 109 small commercial trucks strapped to its 14 decks. On July 23, things went wrong in a hurry.

What is a "land yacht"?

Land yachts are the biggest of the big cars. But how long are they? How much do they weigh? What about those massive trunks, cavernous interior spaces and those huge (but low-power) V-8 engines?

Did Henry Ford build a car from hemp?

It's no secret that Henry Ford was a brilliant inventor – but he was also incredibly eccentric, and never afraid to experiment. But did he really build a car out of hemp? Listen in to learn the facts (and fiction) surrounding this rumor.

Nuts and Bolts - 2017

It's time for CarStuff's first installment of Nuts and Bolts in 2017. Listen in to find out if Scott and Ben can somehow squeeze in all the news stories, anecdotes and sidebar discussions that didn't make it into earlier episodes.

Acura NSX

The Acura NSX is a legendary two-seater, mid-engine sports car -- but where did it come from? What made it so popular? Tune in to learn more.

Templar Motors

Founded in 1917 by three actual Knights Templar, this Lakewood, Ohio, based company built luxury automobiles until 1924. Listen in to find out where you can go to see several of these “Superfine Small Cars” on display.