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'Car Talk' Brothers Ending Show After 25 Years

by 1:20 PM PDT, June 08, 2012
Photo: National Public Radio

The chatty Car Talk duo of Tom and Ray Magliozzi will end their popular comic auto advice show on NPR later this year.

The show -- during which the two hosts dispense car maintenance and repair tips along with humorous jabs and anecdotes -- will end its 25-year run at the end of September. The duo spoke with trademark thick accents from Boston, the city where the show originated. 

Older brother Tom turns 75 this year, so he and his 63-year-old brother Ray have decided it's time to hang up the wrenches and pull Car Talk into the garage.

"We've managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, giving tens of thousands of wrong answers and had a hell of a time every week talking to callers," Ray Magliozzi told The Associated Press. "The stuff in our archives still makes us laugh. So we figured, why keep slaving over a hot microphone?"

In a posting to their show's official Twitter page the pair assured fans that although they're technically retiring, they'll keep on entertaining for many years to come. "Thanks to all for the nice comments, but this isn't a wake! We won't be taping new shows, but we will still be polluting the airwaves!"

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