For 30 years, Car Talk was the best way to waste a perfectly good hour of your weekend
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If you listen to your local NPR station, this weekend marks a significant milestone. Saturday is the last day that most will broadcast an episode of the networks long-running automotive call-in show Car Talk. Its an end of an era, and one that will be sorely missed.
For thirty years, Car Talk featured Boston mechanics Tom and Ray Magliozzi (affectionately known to listeners as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers) as they took calls from thousands of callers across the world (and even a couple from astronaut John Grunsfeld from orbit), answering questions about cars, car repairs, or anything else that came to mind. The show began accidentally in 1977 when Tom went to Bostons WBUR for a radio interview, and was invited back, this time…