Hosts of ‘Car Talk’ to Retire After 35 Years of Automotive Banter
by Shawn King
After 35 years of weekly broadcasts and some 12,500 calls, the wisecracking brothers announced on Friday that they are retiring. “As of October, we’re not going to be recording any more new shows,” Tom, 74, wrote in a CarTalk.com column written with Ray, 63, who added, “We’ve decided that it’s time to stop and smell the cappuccino.”
I don’t know a damn thing about cars – I assume there’s an engine under the hood but never bother to look to confirm – but whenever I got the chance, I listened to these two guys.