I don’t remember exactly when I started listening to Car Talk on my local NPR station – it was probably in the early 2000’s when I started listening to NPR regularly. I wasn’t looking for car advice when I did so, though I did learn quite a bit about my vehicle over the years. Instead, the show caught my attention when I heard Tom and his younger brother, Ray, laughing over whatever bad joke it was that had struck their fancy. I was curious about these crazy guys and started tuning in as often as I could, and over the years, listening to Car Talk became part of my weekly routine. I even got my husband to listen with me and we adored the show. The best part was always the staff credits; I posted a list of my favorites back in September, 2013 and I still smile when I read it. My favorite memory of Car Talk was when Bill and I were driving to Ocean City, Maryland in 2011. The show had us laughing and by the time they got to the staff credits, we just lost it. We laughed until we nearly ran off the road and we still laugh today when we think about that trip. When Tom and Ray officially retired in 2012, we, like many other fans, were saddened by the news, but we immediately dove into the archival episodes NPR decided to air. With over 25 years of broadcasts to revisit, we’ll be able to get our fix of the wacky car guys from Cambridge (“our fair city”), MA for many years to come. Rest in peace Tom, you will be missed.