High Speed Stuff Wrap-up - Recreational Vehicles and Muscle Cars

Scott Benjamin

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No doubt about it, Ben and I have been pretty busy over the past seven days. However, we both like to take a little time away from our other assignments at HowStuffWorks.com to record a couple of podcasts each week on iTunes. So, what did we talk about?

Tuesday, we tackled the subject of recreational vehicles, otherwise known as RVs. Now, when you listen to this episode you've got to remember that neither Ben nor I have much real world experience with this topic -- I mean, we're just not accomplished RVers. But that didn't stop us from having a little fun with our RV discussion, and I've got to say, I think we covered the basics just about as completely as anybody else could have. In fact, we've already received a lot of positive feedback from several listeners saying that they enjoyed this particular podcast. A few listeners have even taken the opportunity to tell us where some people are RV crazy. For instance, Ryan, from Lynchburg, Va., says that New Zealand and Alaska (in the summertime, of course) are popular among the RV set. Who knew?

By the time Thursday rolled around, even though we were intrigued by the RV lifestyle (especially those really cool Class A luxury motorhomes), we were ready for something a little sportier. That's why we chose to discuss muscle cars. Now, I know that a lot of us (yes, I'm including myself) feel that we know what a muscle car is when we see one; however, I think many of you will be surprised by a few of the cars that simply don't fit the "strict muscle car definition" that we used during our podcast. Earlier this morning I was thinking about that definition and it didn't occur to me at the time we were recording, but oddly enough it completely excludes every Corvette ever made -- even the ones that happened to be equipped with huge big-block V-8s from the right era. I know. It just doesn't seem right, does it? So, if you're curious about this "strict definition" and what's considered a true muscle car and what isn't, I suppose you'll just have to listen to Thursday's High Speed Stuff podcast to find out.

By the way, you can stop writing in to answer my on-air question about the first year of Pontiac GTO production: 1964. I got it...1964. I had a bit of an on-air brain-fade and forgot the GTO's inaugural year. Sorry about that. You should cut me some slack...I'm old.

So, that's what's happening on the High Speed Stuff podcast this week. I recommend you head over to iTunes and give it a listen. C'mon, give it a shot -- it's free. Just don't forget while you're there to take the opportunity to browse through some of our older episodes and give us a little feedback. You can also let us know what you think in the comment section below, or if you'd rather send us an e-mail, you can do that, too. Ben always reads the address at the end of each podcast.

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