'Car Talk' Calls it Quits

After 25 years, the chatty pair of mechanic brothers from Boston are putting on the brakes.

Sad news out of Boston today: Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as the Saturday morning radio mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk," are calling it quits, NPR reports.

The show will continue to air in reruns, but after 25 years of giving at once useful and hilarious advice on car maintenance to callers with every manner of malfunction, no new episodes will be produced. Older brother Tom is 74 years old, while Ray is 63.

The show was first broadcast on WBUR in Boston in 1977. It's now the most popular program on NPR and is heard coast-to-coast.

The show airs in the Tampa Bay area on WUSF 89.7. It is unclear whether WUSF will put another show in the "Car Talk" Saturday 10 a.m. time slot or air reruns.

What will you miss about "Car Talk?" Let us know in the comments section.

Janet Rodriguez Collura June 08, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I have enjoyed Car Talk for almost all of the 25 years. Wherever I have lived there was Click & Clack and their vaulable advice and uplifting humor. On cross country car trips we surfed the car adio stations looking for them. Being of their agegroup, I get it! it is time to smell the cappucino but our Saturday morning coffees will never be the same. Go with God Guys. Thanks for the memories.
Sherri Lonon June 08, 2012 at 06:30 PM
I'm with you Janet! I know nothing about cars, but their show was so much fun to listen to. It will be missed!
Joy Kobasko June 08, 2012 at 08:17 PM
What I loved most about these guys is the way they laugh at their own jokes. Even if their joke was awful, their belly-shaking laughter made it worth sitting through every punchline. They have more than earned their retirement. I never thought that learning about the inner workings of cars could be so much fun.
Eliza Black June 08, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Hey, dont they have a son or daugther that would like to continue with Ray. I learned that a heavy bunch of keys was not a good idea . and that sometimes we women have some good ideas about basic driving that our husbands have adamantly stuck to even when we women make sense . On car talk we find out how to either spend the moneyu for a repair or get another vehicle. They will be missed.
Jayne Krakowiak June 09, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Saturdays will not be the same w/out Click and Clack! Thier laughter and bad jokes made the hour one of my very favorites.
Jeff Cannon June 09, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Click and Clack will truely be missed on Saturday mornings. It wasn't just their keen advice, belly-shaking laughter, and stories that I'll miss but more so their whitty weekly puzzler.
David June 10, 2012 at 03:55 AM
I loved listening to the tappet brothers!
Margaret Shepherd June 11, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Saturday mornings just ain't gonna be the same without those knuckleheads! '~)


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