The Return of Listener Mail

Have you written to the guys lately? Tune in ask they field listener questions and comments on everything from highways safety to mystery cars and more.

What Happened to Elvis Presley's Hearse?

No question about it: Elvis Presley was an American -- heck, an international -- icon. Tens of thousands of people attended his funeral, and for years his fans tried (in vain) to figure out what happened to his hearse. Luckily, Scott and Ben tracked down the answer.

Amazing Barn Finds: Austin, TX

After decades of slowly, anonymously rotting in a neglected complex near Austin, several vehicles worth as much as $700,000 were recently discovered -- including a 1932 Cadillac Model 370B Convertible Victoria.

CarStuff Wrap-up: Taking a Car Out of Storage and Antique License Plates

I know I mentioned this last week, but I really want to make sure that all our listeners continue to follow us as we change our name from High Speed Stuff to CarStuff. It's the same co-hosts covering the same wide-range of topics, we're just calling the show CarStuff now, that's all. Oh, and you've probably noticed we have a snazzy new CarStuff logo to go along with the switch, too. Hope you like it as much as we do! And now that we've got that little bit of business out of the way, let's get down to...well, business, I guess. Here's what Ben and I have been talking about on our CarStuff podcast this week.

As you may have noticed, the High Speed Stuff to CarStuff name change is here. Well, sort of. You see, even though we have a really cool new CarStuff logo to go along with our new name, you'll still find the High Speed Stuff logo hanging around here and there (but just for a little while) as we get everything straightened out on our end. We just wanted to let you know the official switchover is definitely underway. So, what have Ben and I been talking about on our CarStuff podcast this week?

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: Steampunk Cars and Two-stroke Engines

On Tuesday, Ben and I had a little chat about steampunk cars. And while there's really no way to get into the specific details about what makes something a steampunk design (at least not in this short blog post, anyway), I can tell you that it involves lots of gears, brass, copper, leather and rivets. Sounds like the perfect materials for car modification, right? But if you're looking for the real 4-1-1 on steampunk, check out this article on HowStuffWorks.com. And when you're done reading that (I promise it won't take very long)...

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: Offshore Powerboat Racing and Rotary Engines

When it comes to the topics we choose to talk about in our High Speed Stuff podcast, Ben and I really make an effort to be as varied as possible. Just scroll through the wide-range of subjects we've covered in the past 150 episodes for proof of that. So maybe that's why I simply can't believe we haven't discussed boats -- up until this week, that is. Yes, in the past we've talked about plenty of amphibious cars, but we never dedicated a full episode strictly to boats. And I think we've jumped into the water head-first on this one...

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: Driver Hand Controls and Dirty Car Art

What a week! Ben and I had a lot to talk about on our High Speed Stuff podcast over the past few days. Care to find out what we were thinking? Well then, here we go. Inspired by a recent trip to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Little White House" in Warm Springs, Ga., Ben wanted to talk about hand controls for drivers that no longer have use of their legs. I guess FDR owned several cars (cars that were on display to the public, according to Ben) that were outfitted with hand controls so he could continue to drive even after polio had left him paralyzed...

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: The Motorcycle Cannonball and Hit and Miss Engines

This is a good one. At least Ben and I think so, anyway. In fact, we both found the topics we covered this week on the High Speed Stuff podcast to be really, really interesting. Really. So, what did we talk about? Well, on Tuesday, we told listeners about a coast-to-coast motorcycle endurance run specifically for pre-1916 motorcycles. Yup. You read that right. Motorcycles that were (for the most part) built prior to World War I. The event is called the Motorcycle Cannonball, and it's scheduled to be held in September of this year. I think it's going to be an incredible sight...

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: The Indianapolis 500 and Dream Cars

I'm excited about this one -- really excited. Why? Well, the topics this week were a lot of fun, and I think that enthusiasm is evident when you listen to our show this week. Ben and I really did have a good time talking about these subjects over the last few days. So without further delay, here's what's happening on the High Speed Stuff podcast. On Tuesday, we finally got around to talking about my all-time favorite racing event -- the Indianapolis 500. I really can't even begin to tell you what this race means to me on a personal level. I'm a Hoosier, and I spent most of my early years...