Car Talk to End After 35 Years as Tom and Ray Magliozzi Retire
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the brothers and popular hosts of Car Talk on National Public Radio, are putting their hilarious show in park for good.
They’re retiring after more than 35 years this fall.
NPR will continue airing the best of Tom and Ray, a.k.a. Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, using previously broadcast Car Talk material.
“My brother has always been ‘work-averse,’” Ray Magliozzi, 63, joked. “Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!”
“It’s brutal!” quipped Tom, who turns 75 this year.
Partly because of Tom’s advancing age, the guys mutually decided it was time to stop “and smell the cappuccino,” NPR reported Friday.
The radio show, in which guests call in with questions about their ailing vehicles, focuses on cars, but is really all about the brothers’ banter.
While they often made good-natured fun of callers, the Boston-based duo saves their best material for themselves. They will be missed.
Week after week, they turn Car Talk into an hour of riotous jokes and laughter that one need not know or care about cars to appreciate.
Seriously, check it out if you haven’t heard it.