Sad news out of Boston, MA: Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as the Saturday morning radio mechanics on NPR’s “Car Talk,” are calling it quits, the Associated Press reports.
For 25 years, the two brothers with a thick Boston accent have been blending their trademark wisecracking with helping motorists here and around America understand how things work under the hood.
Starting this fall, Ray and Tom Magliozzi will head back to their own garage for good when “Car Talk” goes off the air.
The most popular program on NPR (heard in Atlanta on WABE, 90.1 FM from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays) is nearing the end of its run.
The Magliozzi brothers, who refer to themselves as “Click and Clack”, announced Thursday they will step away from “Car Talk” in September, saying that it’s time to “stop and smell the cappucino.”