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The Rise and Fall of the El Camino

It's a car! It's a truck! No! It's an El Camino! Listen as CarStuff crew discuss the venerable Chevy El Camino, and mull the future comeback of the light-utility pickup truck.

The Cars of Breaking Bad

The CarStuff crew discuss some of the cars featured in AMC's acclaimed television series Breaking Bad.

The Rise of Food Trucks

It's no secret that food trucks are enjoying national attention here in the States - but why? Where did food trucks originally come from, and how does running one work? Tune in to learn more.

Board Track Racing

At the start of the 20th century, motorcycles and cars competed on enormous, steeply banked wooden racetracks called motordromes. Listen in to find out why these popular tracks quickly earned a much more ominous nickname: murderdrome.

What's it really like to own your dream car?

Every car buff has their dream vehicle, whether it's a vintage Porsche, a mean Mustang or a timeless Rolls-Royce. But what's it actually like to own that Bugatti? Tune in for a closer look at the reality of owning the ideal auto.

The 93 Rolls-Royces of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Some called Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh a messiah, and some called him a cult leader. Beginning in the 1980s, this controversial guru and his followers slowly took over an area of rural Oregon. Yet despite all his spiritual teachings and publications, he's perhaps best remembered for amassing a collection of nearly 100 Rolls-Royces. So what happened to them?


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What's the deal with luxury pickup trucks?

How much would you pay for a new truck kitted-out with all the bells and whistles? It's a question more and more U.S. car buyers are asking as they purchase trucks with amenities previous generations never imagined -- but it leads to a bigger question: How long will the trend persist?

The Case of the Buried Ferrari Dino 246

How did a Ferrari Dino 246 end up buried in an L.A. backyard? Where did it come from, and why did it end up rotting beneath the Earth? In this episode, Scott and Ben investigate the mysterious case of the buried Dino.

What was the Expedition of the Americas?

In the late 1970s, a Jeep enthusiast named Mark A. Smith gathered several like-minded adventurers and set about on a wildly ambitious journey -- to drive from the tip of South America all the way to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. So how far did they get? Tune in to find out.