CarStuff

CarStuff

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What's the history of stop lights? What are some common myths about car dealerships? Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at all things automotive in CarStuff, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Episodes

Car Title Loans  

Car title loans are short-term loans with extremely high interest rates, plus the added worry that your vehicle will be repossessed by the lender.

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Amphibious Vehicles  

Join Scott and Ben as they discuss the history, the capability and even a few standout examples of amphibious vehicles.

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How Maglev Trains Work  

Maglev trains seem like something straight out of science fiction. Listen in to learn more about these very fast (and very expensive) trains.

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving  

Distracted driving is dangerous for everyone on the road. Join Scott and Ben as they look at what’s happening inside the brain of a distracted driver.

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Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?  

Join Scott and Ben to find out what motorcycle manufacturers and riding gear companies are doing to make your next two-wheeled adventure a lot safer.

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Icebreakers and Ice-Strengthened Ships  

Icebreakers and ice-strengthened ships break through thick ice to keep shipping lanes and ports open during the winter months. Learn how it's done.

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Abandoned Racetracks  

You can find abandoned racetracks scattered across the U.S. — as long as you know where to look. Join Scott and Ben as they reveal some lost raceways.

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The Mid Night Club  

From 1987 to 1999 the Mid Night Club took illegal street racing to a whole new level. Listen in as Scott and Ben discuss the infamous Mid Night Club.

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How Ice Roads Work  

Ice roads are far more than just a clever way to truck supplies to isolated areas during the coldest winter months. Learn more on CarStuff.

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The $1,000 (or less) Good Used Car  

Is it still possible to find a decent used car for under $1,000? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the tricky ins-and-outs of getting a good deal.

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The $10 Million Enzo Ferrari  

No, that $10 million isn’t the price of an Enzo Ferrari at auction. But it was (almost) the ransom for Enzo Ferrari’s corpse.

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High-Altitude Surveillance Blimps  

High-altitude surveillance blimps are helpful for military use. But what happens when you bring the same technology to the civilian world?

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Affordable 1990s Dream Cars  

When these cars were new they were simply too expensive for most of us. But now, prices have dropped on a lot of those dream machines of the 1990s.

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Nuts and Bolts – April 2017  

What do you do with a stack of news stories, listener mail and leftover show notes piled up on your desk? Record another episode of Nuts and Bolts!

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An Unexpected Consequence of Autonomous Cars  

We’re in the early stages of the first wave of semi-autonomous cars; but as technology begins to take over, a startling consequence has been realized.

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Abandoned Auto Factories Around the World  

Sometimes old automobile factories are put to good use when the assembly line finally stops moving. We’re not talking about those places in this episode. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss the decrepit remains of some once-great car factories.

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The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am  

Don’t call it a Camaro. (But, to be fair, the story does start there.) Join Scott and Ben as they unravel the history of this American-made automotive icon and scrutinize a few of the behind-the-scenes characters that made the Pontiac Trans Am a reality.

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The Borgward Story  

In 1957, Borgward was Germany’s second-largest auto manufacturer, right behind Volkswagen. By 1961, the company was bankrupt. But, as you might have guessed, that’s not the whole story. Listen in to hear the twists and turns in Borgward’s history, and learn how the company revived itself after a 55-year pause in production.

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Legends: Harry Miller – American Race Car Designer and Builder (Part 2)  

By the start of the 1920 racing season, Harry Miller was designing and building race cars that were decades ahead of the competition in terms of engineering as well as style. Tune in to find out what the 1920s, the 1930s and even the early part of the 1940s had in store for the legendary Harry Miller.

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Legends: Harry Miller – American Race Car Designer and Builder (Part 1)  

The legendary American race car designer and builder Harry Miller was known as 'the greatest creative figure in the history of the American racing car.' His cars and engines dominated the American oval-track racing scene for almost half a century. Tune in to hear the first half of Scott and Ben's discussion of the legendary Harry Miller.

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