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Orphan Cars

What’s an orphan car? It’s a car whose parent company is defunct…out of business…no longer building cars. And while there is some confusion over the definition of what makes a car a “true” orphan car, the owners of those cars remain proud of their vehicles. In fact, there are even car shows that showcase these left-behind makes and models.

The 2019 Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger has been out of production (in the U.S., anyway) since 2011, and ever since it went away, Ford owners have wanted it to return. In 2019, they got their wish. But will the return of the Ford Ranger satisfy the needs of small pickup truck owners?

Not An RV Hit Piece

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.

Pic-Pic: The Mystery Car of the Geneva Motor Show

During the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, casual fans and experts alike were baffled by a mysterious car shuttling VIPs back and forth across the event. So what the heck is a Pic-Pic, and where did it come from? Join Ben and Scott as they break down the facts.

10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

Some football players refuse to wear new socks before a big game, and some baseball stars refuse to wash their clothes after a win. Overall, athletes can be a pretty superstitious bunch -- and race car drivers are no different. Tune in to learn more about racing superstitions with Scott and Ben.

Do you live near a "secret" car collection?

It's true: The Smithsonian has a 'secret' stash of cars from across automotive history, including rarities like Tucker, Miller race cars and more. But that's not the only show in town. Join Scott and Ben as they explore some of the world's largest secret car collections.

V8 Supercar Series

Sure, the V8 Supercar Series is amazing, but where did it come from? What makes it unique? Tune in to learn more about V8 supercars with Scott and Ben.