Car Talk on the Playa?!?

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Car Talk on the Playa?!?

Post by robotland » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:51 am

The Event got a mention on "Car Talk" this weekend! I think Tom and Ray'd have a pretty good time out there- and they're fond of Honda Elements, which makes 'em alright by me.
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Post by sputnik » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:56 am

What did they say? Or should I just go to their website and listen?

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Post by robotland » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:01 am

They were offering advice to a woman pilot/adventurer (who sounded pretty cool) about old Westphalia campers and automotive tinkering....They suggested that there'd be plenty of gearheads at Burning Man that could assist her since she was going to BRC anyway. Shockingly, they omitted any reference to "Whackos" or other burner-descriptive terms, and (presumably jokingly) said, "See you at Burning Man".
Since they're NPR celebrities would they be granted access to Celebrity Camp, where they can party with Jerri Manthey? That'd be swell.
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Post by geekster » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:45 am

oh, that would be funny. She turns her car over to some gearhead burners and ends up with a car that shoots flame 20 feet out the exhaust pipe.
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Post by robotland » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:58 am

That'd match the jet of hot air outta her piehole.
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Post by skygod » Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:55 am

I dont want to see naked Click and Clack.
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Post by Ranger Genius » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:33 am

Coming this season from MTV: "Playafy My Ride!"
“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

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Post by ThePikey » Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:01 am

"Mutate My Ride"

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Post by Ranger Genius » Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:05 am

Yeah, that's a better title. I think that show would sell on TLC. Let's pitch it.
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Post by new be burner » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:50 am

I also heard that this morning on my way into work...it was the Click and Clack brothers....NPR station.....

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Post by Martiansky » Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:58 am

That's pretty much what they do on Monster Garage is mutate things.
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Post by DokktorWho222 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:16 pm

Funny...this same topics came up in the Bay Window Bus forum on www.thesamba.net
we have been talking about aircooled vehicles in the desert and some BM related things on that thread.

<< i know i know... there is a VW bus camp... i know>>>
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Post by LeChatNoir » Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:33 pm

Hey robotland... that’s the third time I’m heard Click and Clack mention the event. One time a dude called in and they asked him where he was planning on driving the car in question. He said, “Burning Man, you guys ever hear of Burning Man?”

They replied, quite emphatically, “Oh, yeah... we know about Burning Man!”

I have a hunch...
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Post by occupant » Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:49 pm

Car Talk On The Playa.

Now that would be a camp I could spend an entire day visiting.

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Post by robotland » Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:18 am

Yeah, maybe "Mutant Vehicle Talk", with Crash and Burn, the Scrapit Brothers....
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Post by sputnik » Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:54 am

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:44 am

robotland wrote:Yeah, maybe "Mutant Vehicle Talk", with Crash and Burn, the Scrapit Brothers....
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Post by Gothalot » Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:58 am

I was actually the first to bring up Burning Man to the Tapet brothers, theyd never heard of it. On air we discussed what can be done to get the harsh alkilie desert off your car for an article I was writing for the Black Rock Gazette. You wash it and it still leaves a white film on everything. It was summed up that to use vinegar in a diluted spary solution helped break it down. Actually worked!
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Post by LeChatNoir » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:43 am

I was actually the first to bring up Burning Man to the Tapet brothers, theyd never heard of it
How long ago was this Gothalot? I'm curious. I heard them mention it sometime before '04.

Hey robotland...

I’m listening to Car Talk today and someone mentioned driving through Winnemucca. Clak (or maybe Click... I’m never sure which is which) pipes up and says, again emphatically,

“Winnemucca!?! I’ve been to Winnemucca.”

Hmm... curiouser and curiouser Heh, Heh, Heh...
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Post by Gothalot » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:26 pm

Yes it was just a few years ago 02 or 03 I forgot.
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