Car Talk’s Tom and Ray on 'Cars'

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Fans of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk,” which stars Tom and Ray Magliozzi as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, can catch their voices on the big screen June 9 when Pixar’s latest animated movie, “Cars,” is released. Ray is the voice of Dusty Rust-eze (left) and Tom is the voice of Rusty. In this Q&A, the brothers answer questions about their roles in the film. Image © Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios.  All rights reserved.

How and why did you get involved in the "Cars" movie project? Are these the first movie roles for you?

Ray: John Lasseter, the director and brains behind “Cars” and “Toy Story,” is a fan of our show, I guess. He tried to get us to play gas station attendants in “Toy Story,” but we were too lazy back then. Plus, we figured, computer animation? Toys that come to life? Who's going to watch that?

Tom: Despite the fact that we told them to flake off on “Toy Story,” John called again and said he had great parts for us. And he'd written them with us in mind.

Ray: We found out later that he had actually written them for Carrot Top and Art Garfunkel, but they turned him down.

Tom: These are our first movie roles. I mean, have you seen our faces? We could only work in animation.

So who are Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze? What are their roles in the film?

Ray: They're brothers who sell bumper ointment…

Tom: Don't ask!

Ray: CAR bumper ointment. They're a couple of old cars who dispense wisdom to the hotshot rookie racecar, Lightning McQueen.

Tom: We told them we wanted roles that would really stretch us professionally, ya know. So they cast us as decent, smart guys. We needed a lot of coaching for that.

What's it like doing voice work for a movie? How is it different from or similar to doing your radio show?

Ray: Well, you only get to do one take on radio. In other words...

Tom: ...this was a lot more work! We must have done dozens of takes of some of those lines. And not one extra doughnut. Not ONE! Isn't there some kind of actors' union?

Are there any surprises from you two that moviegoers can expect to see?

Tom: We don't know. We haven't seen the movie yet. They kept inviting us to all these premieres and special screenings, but one week I had a hair appointment, and the other time my brother was at the Seat Cover Convention in Toledo.

Ray: So it's all a surprise, at least to us. But given what a great job Pixar has done on everything they've touched, I suspect it's going to be a very good movie despite the fact that we're in it!

By David Thomas | May 30, 2006 | Comments (113)
Tags: Pop Culture

Comments 

Joe Strike

I didn't recognize Tom & Ray's voices when I saw the movie - for some reason they sounded different from what I hear every Saturday morning. But there was no mistaking their sign-off at the end of their scene - since it came out of nowhere, it really floored me. Very magical to see the brothers (not to mention all the famous racers whose voices were also heard) turned into cars themselves; mechanic, heal thyself?

Michael Achilles Bellone

Dear Tom & Ray, thanks for the "Cars" article. My nephew Jacob (Jake, critiquedupave@yahoo.com. I'm trying to make him aware of some of his ethnic back ground, and you guys to. He's Jewilsh but that is his mother fault. He needs to find out about about you but is stuck learning about philosophe at the American Univ. Paris. So please do what you can. Michele.

Jack Martin

I saw Cars when it premiered at the Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte. I was really floored when I heard the "don't drive like my brother" lines and even though I listen to you on the radio I did not recognize your voices. I had to check the credits at the end of the movie. Great job guys!

Kristi

Guys~
I was so excited to see that you are the voices of two of the cars! I can't wait to see it tomorrow. Just promise you won't quit Car Talk now that your big stars.

William

They need to release toys or matchbox cars for your two characters. I'd love to buy them to have on my desk. Congrats on the roles.

Kris

Hello, I just wanted to say, it was a treat to hear your voices in that movie. As soon as I heard you guys talk, I knew who you were, but i don't think the rest of the theater got it. You guys were great.
Thanks,
Kris

Carrie

It was wonderful to hear you two in the movie. I instantly knew who listened to NPR, because those ones all let out a giggle with me. Thanks. Carrie

Troy

Hey you two. I heard your voices and just couldn't put a finger on it until hearing the "don't drive like my brother" phrases. Needless to say it got me excited; I just thought it was the coolest thing to hear your two voices in the movie. Makes perfect sense to me though; you can't have a movie called Cars without the two Car Talk boys. Outstanding work gents.

dusty

You guys were awesome. from talking about cars to being talking cars. I recognized your voices right away. you were the second coolest part of the movie. come on, who doesn't love a Porshe. thanks for the great movie. dusty-who else

Barbara

There was something poetic about making the two of you rusty jalopies! I loved all of the creative nuances of the movie and seeing your characters laughing with each other was one of the best surprises. Great job guys!!!

brionl

I saw the movie yesterday, and Rusty & Dusty are great! I didn't recognize the voices at first, until I heard "Don't drive like my brother."

My parents used to own one of those Dodge vans, except ours was all white. If you watch Little Foss & Big Halsey you can see our van in the parking lot at Sears Point raceway.

Lynda

I saw Cars Friday... As soon as I heard the first word I knew it was you two.. You guys are awesome !!

Adam

Tom and Ray as soon as your voices I knew it was you!Then I saw that 64 Dart, is that what your real one looks like? And what about the Colt Vista how come that didn't make an apperance?

kirstin

Saw Cars yesterday and after your first lines I looked at my husband. Is that? Nah...
YES! It's Tom and Ray!
You guys were awesome!
I agree with the previous poster, they should release your cars from the movie. I'd buy your cars for for me and the Lightning McQueen for my son.

cardumb

You guy's were sensational! Lasseter sure hit the mark with those characters. Who wouldn't recognize that ever famous laughter? Was the ending line your idea or scripted? Will there be a Part 2? Luv'ya guys...your #2,358,923 fan

Will

Hey, it was such a wonderful suprise to hear you guys in Cars, it's a GREAT film! I recognized you immediately, as did my son, we listen faithfully each week! Once again, GREAT job!

will

Glenn & Lynn

It was nice to see the demised DODGE DARTRA back in its former glory (well sort of). My '62 beetle needs some rust-ease, but I can't find it on your website.

Michael

We took my son and his friends to see CARS for his birthday. As soon as I heard Dusty and Rusty, I turned to my wife and said: "It's the Cartalk guys!" She rolled her eyes unimpressed. When we got home, one of the other mother's was commenting on the voices of Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, etc. and she says, "It was really cool to hear the Cartalk guys. I love their show." Needlessto say my wife shot me a look & I just grinned.

Grae

WOW! I wasn't even sure that I wanted to go to this movie, but my three boys told me my reasoning was faulty so we went, and am I glad that I did! When Tom and Ray first started talking I thought, hey, they got two guys that kinda sound like Tom and Ray! Then when they said the "Don't drive like my brother..." lines, I knew it was really them. It was my favourite part of the whole movie!

Diana

My parents used to torture us as kids, making us listen to Click and Clack after every long Sunday mass. However, as I got older and started understanding the jokes I came to love the show. However, after not hearing the show for over a year I could still instantly recognize your voices in the movie. It was so exciting. So, there I am trying to explain to my friends who these guys are in the middle of the movie. Now I'm excited to start listening to you guys again!

Len Kelley

I purchased a new Chrysler Town and Country from Jin Click in Tucson, AZ. I immediatly discovered it would Klunk or thump in the front suspension or engine area when crossing a 2' wide x 4" SPEED BUMP @ 10 TO 15 mph. I TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER'S SERVICE dept several times over several months and they replaced several suspension parts to no avail. The service mgr. finaly wrote on my invoice that all these vehicled would do the sane thing!! I wrote to Jim Click and never heard a word. I also wrote the Chrysler factory corp. and was only refered back to the dealer. Can you advise me if this problem can be corrected? Thanl you, LHK

Jeff Peeler

Hi Guys,
Yes I too realized it was the two of you in the movie scene pretty quickly, but I wasn't absolutely sure until the "don't drive like my brother" line. You two were perfect for this movie. I hope they make Cars Two & give you guys a lerger role! Maybe a chase scene around Harvard Square! Keep up the great work - and please send an autographed picture now that you two are Oscar contenders.

Jay

as soon as i heard you guys talk in the movie, i thought it was perfect. How could they NOT have you guys in the movie.

Jim R

When I heard your voices at first I first thought "..NAAH, that can't be them". Then I heard Tommy say "Don't drive like my brother!" and Ray echo the same, and I busted out laughing. I was the only one in the theater who did. I felt rather silly after that.

Kathleen

At first I wasn't too sure if I wanted to watch this movie, but now that I know you guys are in it, I definately will! You guys are great!

Janice

Dear Click and Clack
CARS had barely started. I turned to my husband and said," It would have been really funny and quite a coup to get Tom and Ray to do voices in this movie." The next second comes the dulcid tones we know so well! What an extra treat!And who knew I was clairvoyant?

yolanda


I am and have been for years a faithful listener..
what to my surprize ,very much delight .we settng there watching the movie and your voices and just that styles that could only be car talk!! looked at husband say click n clack.. he got this funny look on his face ,,tipper brothers..car talk silly .. he at moment got a smile on his face..because you bunch of old rust buckets cars..how very awesome...got to love you guys..then goes race car comes over does his little thing.. .there you guys are ..dont drive like my brother ..wow ..awesome ..
was thinking as fighting with 14 months old..
so I and rest of my family see the movie ..I WAS thinking it was well worth money I knew had to good ...
THE MOVIE TURN OUT DOWN RIGHT ..AWESOME ...
you guys have never lets us down .. your ADORING PUBLIC..,lol ..keep up GOOD WORK..
AGAIN DONT DRIVE LIKE MY BROTHER,,:)
yolanda ,biloxi,ms
one thing katrina didnot wipe way.. our public radio..boy are we thankful..

andy

guys- i have long wondered what kind of fine additives you guys were talking about.Rust-eze bumper ointmet takes 36 weeks to even think about taking effect. what kind of sick man would rip off poor inniocent customers by selling them an ointment for their car that might take 36+ weeks to even take effect. is it some kind of crule joke? what if your car dosent have 36 weeks? Rust-eze bumper ointment is obviously just as BOGUS as all the advice you guys give on car talk. Even though their animated, i pitty any and all cars scammed by Rust-eze bumper ointment.

Edward

I saw the movie Cars, and I loved it. I did not recognize your voices at all. Man, Hollywood can work wonders with film.

Now that you guys finally made it to the big screen, maybe they will let you continue doing radio.

I just hope to continue seeing you guys play inanimate objects, instead of yourselves.

Keep up the good work, love hearing you guys.

brian bowie

i just saw "cars" and know you have a 64 dart conv. do you also have a a-100 van if so please let me know i have a club, the a100 van association, thanks brian

Giuseppe "Joe" Favaloro

You guys in the film as old Mopars? A must see movie for me now!
As a proud owner of two A100 Vans (daily drivers) and a fan of all Mopars in general. I still can't take the smile off my face when I seen the picture of the old A100 Sportsman as the character of "Rusty".
Hey Tom, see if they will make toy models of your characters. Expecially the Van. : )

Ciao! - "Joe"

FlyGuy

Dear Tom and Ray,
Congratulations on your roles in the movie "Cars". I was a little embarrassed in the movie theater because I was the only person laughing at Rusty and Dusty when they appeared on the screen. It took a few shots of Rusty and Dusty before I realized that Tommy was a Dodge Dart. What a tribute to you guys! I agree with the others. They should make Rusty and Dusty action figures!

James M

I just saw Cars, and you two were the only reason i saw it. My brother said you guys were in it, and as soon as i heard you, i was laughing my ass off.

robert

My wife and I saw "Cars" yesterday. We both instantly figured out it was Tom and Ray when Rusty and Dusty came on. We both shot looks at each other and giggled, trying to not annoy those around us who obviously were not privileged enough to know who Tom and Ray are. If Rush Limbaugh has "Rush babies" I am definately a "Car Talk baby," having grown up listening to Click and Clack every Saturday. Great Job!!!

Clarence G

While I was out on a business trip, my wife took our kids to see "Cars". As soon as I got back she said I had to go see the movie because Click and Clack were in it. She said she recognized your voices immediately...must be from overhearing your show while I listened. Anyway, I said, No Way, and Boy was as I wrong! I can't wait for the weekend to go see the movie...my radio idols finally made it to the big screen of Hollywood! Way to go guys! Even though you are now big stars with bookoo bucks, I hope you'll still find time to do your lousy radio show.

Kathryn Dunleavy

Wow, what great roles for you guys, my husband and I recognized your voices right away in the movie!!! I wanted to know if you two were insturmental in getting to pick out which cars you played, because I know you both are quite opinionated about which cars are the best.

Russell Senior

WOW cars was such a good movie. I can't believe I didn't recognize Tom and Rays voice in the movie. It was riddled with sooo many stars! If you have not seen this movie... I recommend you go see it.

Russell Senior

I just read Kathryn Dunleavy's post. Thats really attractive when a woman listens to a show about cars! Your husband is LUCKY!

Grace

I was pleased to hear you two in "Cars"! I'm sad to say that my husband and I were the only two in the whole theater who recognized the two of you. Way to go!

Hey guys,

You both look as good on the silver screen as you do on radio. I was amazed and pleased to hear your melodious voices and I was impressed that they even had Tom presented as a well worn Dodge Dart. However, I didn't catch why Ray was an old Dodge van. I would have thought a different car would have been more fitting. Maybe a Dodge Viper or ...

Bill Manderfeld

It took me a few seconds to recognize the voices...what did it for me was when I saw the '64 Dodge Dart, and made the connection. Very clever of Pixar Studios!

Mark B. Morrow

Tom your character is a '63 Dodge Dart right? My grandfather had a '64 Dart hardtop and it had a different grille.

Mancho

I took my nephews to see the movie yesterday. The moment I saw those two "intelligent looking" cars I knew I was going to hear your voices! Actually, when the movie began I was wondering if you guys would be in this movie. Anyway, you guys were a HUGE HIT! My two nephews know nothing about you so I had to sit there in hysterics all by myself. It was great! I knew I would love this movie and the fact that you guys were on it made it that much more fun to watch! But I'm still glad I got the student rate at the movie theater!

Mancho

Ian DeLisle

As soon as they said "dont drive like my brother", I knew it was you guys. Nice choice for your Hollywood debut.

Johnny Wirth

We saw the movie last evening and we knew it was you from the years of listening to you on the radio. We thought the movie was not just good it was GREAT and can't wait to get it on DVD. We know that once we have it on DVD we can pause it and take in all of the little signs, bumper stickers and posters that we miss in the fast paced movie.

What's your next big movie break????

Gregg H.

I have been debating about going to see "CARS" since my kids have outgrown animation movies. Now that I have learned that the Tappet Brothers are in the movie, it is a must see for me. I am so devastated when I miss their Saturday show on NPR. Been listening since 1998. Love you guys and the whole dang team!

Morbious Fod

I just saw cars and figured out it was you guys after about a second. First indicator was the voices then I made the connection with the '63 dodge dart. I nearly laughed out loud (which would have annoyed a lot of people). I think you guys did great. Maybe you guys will make an appearance in Cars 2. LOL!
Keep up the good work and I will keep listening.

Jamie

I had no clue that you guys were in Cars, must have missed the memo or something. My husband and I went to see it at some crazy time so there were very few people in the theater. I think we were the only ones to recognize your famous voices. As soon as your first lines were out I could't belive it was y'all. By the end of your first sceen, hubby and I were laughing so hard we were getting dirty looks because no one else had caught on! Y'all really made the movie for us.

mike B

me and my son (6yrs old) have seen the "CARS " movie 3 times. (I keep dragging to see it). The other day we were listening to your radio show and he picked out your voices as the "old ugly cars" in the movie. Great cameo Mike Ball Elma NY

Jaenice Palmer

Oddly enough, I knew in advance, but hearing the voices of you two jailbirds was still a lovely surprise. Yes, I KNEW it when I first heard you two chubby-cheeked charmers on the screen! (Well, not precisely ON the screen, but I'm sure you get the idea.) Well, that's all I have to say for now. Blah, blah, blah.

Sal Perra

I haven't yet seen the movie, but I have seen the picture of the 2 "cars" on your site. It is a mis-representation of the real McCoy!
I used to park in the same parking lot in the North End that Ray used for his "Dartra". I saw that convertible many times over two or three years. The top was NEVER up.

Danielle Klein

I took my 6 y/o son to see "Cars" last night. It was great. We both recognized your voices right off the bat and my son said "Hey, that's click and clack!!!". It was great to hear your voices in the movie!!!!

"Dip" Stickler

Imagine if all of the people who were "the only ones in the theater that recognized" you would get together in the same theater... It would be like the Rocky Horror Picture Show if the 21st century! Midnight Movies/Cult Classic, here we come!!!

Bonzi77

Hahah, that was great. At first I didn't know it was you guys. Then, you said "Don't drive like my brother!" An I was floored. Then I proceeded to laugh hysterically for the next five minutes and explain the joke to my parents and sister. You guys did a great job.

Bob Toews

You guys were terrific. I recognised you right away. And then when I heard your voices I new for sure! LOL. Your car aliases bore a striking resemblence. My wife and I laughed when you did your closing, "Don't drive like my brother...". It was neat seeing others who didn't get it. Kind'a like our own inside joke.
When are Dusty Rust-eze and Rusty going to star in their own movie?

James Johnson

Why don't you sell rust-eze? Then become superstars.

Stufffy old guy

I think you should write your own movie for pixar. It could be about your alter ego's and what they do after the races. Example: Mid race car season rust-eze corp goes broke. Then you two have to start a car mechanics place in order to raise money.

jon hodges

Tommy,

I don't get it. Why wouldn't you star as the SLEEK BLACK BEAUTY (for you newer listeners, that's a 1965 American Motors Ambassador that Ray sent to the junkyard )?

-long time listener from Dallas.

Teri

As soon as I heard the voices and then saw the Dodge Dart, I knew it was you guys. My husband and I both laughed out loud. You could really spot the Cartalk listeners in the audience.

Jeffrey Wong

I mistakenly took my nephew and niece when the theather was packed to the gill with 500 kids. There were crying babies to the front of me, to the back of me, to the sides of me... they were everywhere. Just when I couldn't take it anymore, you guys came on, and I was like, "Hey, wat the hell, it's the Mariachi Brothers!" I grew so loud and excited and foaming at the mouth I scared half 'em snot-bags into shuttin' up and diving for their mothers' lap. My 10 year-old nephew finally got so embarrassed he threatened to pull me out of the theather. Anyway, I just want you to know you twos saved the movie for me. Boy, I love scaring little kids... Thanks, guys!

Jonell in Iowa

I Knew it was you!!!
I Knew it was you!!!
I Knew it was you!!!
I'm still smiling!!!!

I had NO interest in seeing this movie. I was raised by rabid NASCAR fans and couldn't get far enough away from it but then I heard an interview with John Lassiter (on NPR, where else?) and he talked about how he got you guys involved and how he asked you each to answer 'If my brother were a car, what car would he be?'. So not only did I recognize you... YOU were the reason I went.

Thanks for having such charming personalities that you are as great a friend on the radio as in animation!

Love the show of course (I am such a junkie I catch it twice thanks to the local NPR stations airing it on different days! )

Best to you.

Grace

My dad LOVES cars, he even put together his own hot rod,a Ford Victoria and calls her "Vicky" so I just had to take him to see this movie. As soon as you guys started talking, I turned around to him and whispered, "it's the car talk guys!!!" We started laughing but I don't think anyone else in the theater got it. Anyways, your performance was wonderful and I can't wait to listen to your show the next time it airs

Ed

The movie was great. I was surprised when I heard ya'll's voices, but recognized them immediately. It was one of the best parts of the movie.

Great job,

- Your listener in Alabama

Andy

I've already seen "Cars" twice, the second time was because of Dusty and Rusty. I immediately recognized your voices, and it made a good movie better!

I love you guys except for the fact that my two teenage sons are emulating your bad habits, "Don't drive like my brother. Don't drive like my brother, or my mother!" It's funny because it's true. I miss "Vinnie Gumbatz" at the end of the show.

Keep the shiney side up and the greasy side down, Andy.

Teresa

My 7 year old recognized your voice immediatly and turned to me and yelled- "hey, it's the stupid car talk guys!" My husband and i laughed and shushed her. You guys did a great job.

Lynda A.

I'm presently driving a Mazda 929. Its 19 years old. It only hit 100,000 miles in 2003 when we moved to Charlotte, NC. from New York where it wasn't driven every day, and was garaged daily. It now has 119,000 miles on it. Now I drive it everyday approximately 16.73 miles per day R.T. The mechanic I use says its been well cared for and has several years of life left. He says he has a car with 200M miles and its still driving fine. Besides normal wear and tear, nothing major has happened to it. I can't afford a car, new or used at least until the beginning of 2007 and I'm paranoid about the possibility of this car just giving out. How serious does this sound. HELP!!!

Lexie Osteyee-Hoffman

Hey guys. I stumbled upon this comment page about the new movie Cars (which I unfortunately haven't seen yet...but will soon), and had no idea there is a Dodge Dart in the movie. Turns out that I am selling mine....it is a '63 Convertible that looks just like that, except burgundy. If you have any real interest or know someone who does, let me know and I'll give you more details. I will be sad to see it go, but a car like that needs to be enjoyed...and my time has passed.
It would be an honor to have one of you, Ray or Tom, to drive it or own it. It is a bit symbolic of Disney fame now, right?

Buzz Brown

Hey Guys:

A slight disagreement about using cruise control to get better mileage. It really works best on reasonably level highways. US 30 accross Iowa has lots of hills, so the cruise is downshifting and revving the engine to maintain speed going uphill and no throttle going downhill. Steady acceleratror lets speed drop off uphill and faster going downhill to gain momentum to get a run at the next hill.
Our Mercury Grand Marquis with the 4.7 engine averaged 26.9 for outr 4400 mile trip to Oregon from Iowa and back, and the speed limit west of the Missouri River is 75. Steady accelerator in the hills - works for me.

Buzz Brown
Palo, Iowa

Steve

Tom & Ray;

Imagine my amazement when I read a letter written to you and your reply concerning a Toyota Avalon noticed blowing bluish smoke just after purchase.

I too purchased a used 1999 Avalon with 130,000 miles on it. The car was in immaculate shape inside and out and could be easily noted it had been well cared for. A little more than a week after I bought the car a lady co-worker with knowledge of auto engines noted and yelled to me, “Bluish smoke was coming out of your tailpipe when you started up. You’re cars burning oil; better get it checked out!”
So I made an appointment and took it to the local Toyota dealership (on 08/28/06). I told the service dept. that this concerned me and I was wondering if it had a leaking gasket or oil seal. When asked if the vehicle was using oil I old them I had added oil twice less than 2 quarts)since I’d had it, which was just over 1,100 miles ago. I also told them I’d never noted any sign of oil on my garage floor, indicating a leak and what I could see in the oil fill hole showed no sign of sludge.

As can be seen from the service bill, they removed a valve cover to check for sludge. They also made a compression check. Their diagnosis was that the piston rings where sticking and I needed a new engine. They gave me estimates on rebuilding the engine (over $6,000) and on replacing the engine ($3,000) with a used one from the junk yard. The mechanic stressed it would be cheaper to just replace the engine. He also asked if I wanted to set up the appointment to have the car worked on. Thinking “Hell NO!” I politely said, “I’ll have to get back to you,” and left after paying the bill of $41.00.

Then after a little more than 3 months, in December of 2006, I received in the mail a legal notice from Toyota. It seems that the “bluish smoke” emission is a common occurrence with 1997 to 2002, 6 cyl. Avalons as well as all the other cars listed. As the notice also directs owners of these vehicles with the described symptoms to take their vehicles to the local Toyota/Lexus Dealer, I did so thinking that this problem would finally be correctly taken care of.

I returned to the same Toyota dealer informing them that I had received the notice in the mail concerning the oil sludge/blue smoke problem. Different people waited on me. Again they pulled one of the valve covers. No compression tests or estimates were given this time. No comment about rings. A different mechanic said there was no sign of sludge anywhere and appeared to have no problem. However, the cost of doing all of this was $78.21, nearly twice the amount of the first visit. Hmmmm???

The car still smokes and I don’t know any more about it than I did from the start, except from reading your article. Some who work on auto engines have told me don’t worry about it. Others say it is something to worry about. The car runs fine and makes no noise whatsoever when idling or otherwise. What do you guys think? Was I treated right by the dealership or taken.

A Concerned Avalon Owner

rk carter

I want to buy a really good 4 wheel drive vehicle. I do not care about fuel economy. I have a friend who has a used LX470 Lexus SUV he will sell me. It has lots of miles but is in perfect condition. He doesn't know if it is all wheel drive all the time. I believe it is. Can anyone tell me for sure?

Matthew

One sunday I was flipping through stations on my radio and heard two fermilure voices but couldnt place them, at the end of the show I hear "Dont drive like my brother - Dont drive like my brother"! Its the voices from the movie cars! Ive lisin to the show ever since.

You have written an excellent blog that has convinced me to read this! Excellent Job!

Carla

nice cars you have got there. Keep up the good work!

Its the voices from the movie cars! Ive lisin to the show ever since.

I have a friend who has a used LX470 Lexus SUV he will sell me. It has lots of miles but is in perfect condition. He doesn't know if it is all wheel drive all the time. I believe it is. Can anyone tell me for sure?

The car still smokes and I don’t know any more about it than I did from the start, except from reading your article. Some who work on auto engines have told me don’t worry about it. Others say it is something to worry about. The car runs fine and makes no noise whatsoever when idling or otherwise. What do you guys think? Was I treated right by the dealership or taken.

Then after a little more than 3 months, in December of 2006, I received in the mail a legal notice from Toyota. It seems that the “bluish smoke” emission is a common occurrence with 1997 to 2002, 6 cyl. Avalons as well as all the other cars listed. As the notice also directs owners of these vehicles with the described symptoms to take their vehicles to the local Toyota/Lexus Dealer, I did so thinking that this problem would finally be correctly taken care of.

It has lots of miles but is in perfect condition. He doesn't know if it is all wheel drive all the time. I believe it is. Can anyone tell me for sure?

It seems that the “bluish smoke” emission is a common occurrence with 1997 to 2002, 6 cyl. Avalons as well as all the other cars listed. As the notice also directs owners of these vehicles with the described symptoms to take their vehicles to the local Toyota/Lexus Dealer

Good luck getting people behind this one.

I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday.thank you for your post

I high appreciate this post. It’s hard to find the good from the bad sometimes, but I think you’ve nailed it! would you mind updating your blog with more information?

Des Moines Lady

Dear Tom & Ray:
This is real- Worst excuse I was ever told for not using turn signals is that " Don does not want to blow out the light bulb. It is too tough to change them!" I learned this shortly after a 5600 mile trip pulling our camper! I read you in the Des Moines (IA) Register and listen on the radio.

I stumbled upon this comment page about the new movie Cars (which I unfortunately haven't seen yet...but will soon), and had no idea there is a Dodge Dart in the movie. Turns out that I am selling mine....it is a '63 Convertible that looks just like that, except burgundy. If you have any real interest or know someone who does, let me know and I'll give you more details. I will be sad to see it go, but a car like that needs to be enjoyed...and my time has passed.

Had been thinking about Lindsey's new vibram fivefingers ever since she posted about them on this blog. When she first sent me a photo of these bizarre looking vibram five,I just laughed at their vibram fivefingers ridiculousness, thinking 'no way I'll ever put those things on my five finger feet! But alas, once I saw them and read about them, I just couldn't stop thinking about them! I had to try them for myself. Last week I went to Blue five fingers Ridge Mountain Sports in Charlottesville,

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Turns out that I am selling mine....it is a '63 Convertible that looks just like that, except burgundy. If you have any real interest or know someone who does, let me know and I'll give you more details. I will be sad to see it go, but a car like that needs to be enjoyed...and my time has passed.

Turns out that I am selling mine....it is a '63 Convertible that looks just like that, except burgundy. If you have any real interest or know someone who does, let me know and I'll give you more details. I will be sad to see it go, but a car like that needs to be enjoyed...and my time has passed.

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They have actually made an effort to find these people to do voice over? They must really care about this movie. Or these guys are special.

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I loved these two movies! Ray especially, that guy is a beauty haha.

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