Car Talk to End After 35 Years as Tom and Ray Magliozzi Retire

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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.

Tom and Ray Magliozzi

"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.


Im going to miss you crazy guys,thankyou for the great tips&being entertaining,Happy retirement.


What, you're retiring before any of my correct puzzler answers is randomly chosen as winner?! Bon Voyage, guys, it's been a great trip listening to your show, and I hope your, ahem, boat comes in soon -carrying a Lamborghini and a Dodge Dart for you to enjoy in retirement!


These guys are the best! Probably the precursors to "Mythbusters". Happy retirement, A huge fan


My heros say its not so.... car wisdom love advice where will i go now


My 1997 Hyundai wagon with 250,000 miles and dog slobber all over the interior thanks you and so do I. Road trips won't be the same without you guys on the radio.


Hate to hear you're leaving, but youse guys desoive it! At least, that's what my friend Vinny sez!
Best of luck to you both!


OMG we just found you
Best wishes I know time goes on
we will miss you
Joan and Ray


Had a lot of fun listening to you guys From 1 brother to another Your brothers will be greatly missed !!!!!!!


They were funny. Il