About The Podcast

From the car nerd behind the Hello Road YouTube channel, Ethan Tufts brings his discovery of interesting places and unique vehicles to your podcast inbox each week. Ethan is joined by co-host and fellow odd car enthusiast Paul McCarthy as they discuss forgotten cars, memorable destinations, and their most recent automotive adventures.

With guests ranging from figures in the automotive scene to local historians, you’ll always come away at the end of each episode with new found knowledge and a desire to drive your car someplace cool.

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Most recent episode

Podcast Episode #47 – Rad For Sale!

Special guest time! Lane Skelton and Art Cervantes from Radwood join us! We talk all about their new car auction site Rad For Sale, our car projects, kei car rallies, Ford Probes, and more!

Porsche 944 Reebok Rad For Sale



By |March 1st, 2021|

Podcast Episode #46 – What is the Best Decade for Cars?

By |February 9th, 2021|


The automobile has been around for 135 years! Let’s make the tough decision to determine what is the all time best decade for cars! Today Brad Hansen from Retro Cars Forever joins us as we all choose our favorite span 10 years in automotive history, as well as which we think is objectively the best. Come join us!

Ford History

Podcast Episode 45 – K-Car or Kei Car Road Rally!

By |January 29th, 2021|

Today we have a special guest! Friend of the podcast Adam Hove joins us to talk about road rallies! From our earliest memories of the Cannonball Run movies to organized road rallies on California’s amazing canyon roads. We also talk about Adam’s love for the Fiat 500 Abarth, and how we just might organize a “K-Car or Kei Car Rally”. Come join us!

K-Car or Kei Car?

Podcast Episode #44 – That is a Heinous Looking Car!

By |January 15th, 2021|

It’s time for another Hello Road podcast Q&A! So many great questions this time around. We talk about retro styling, looking to the future with EVs, our love for cars of the 80s and 90s, our favorite music, a battle between sport compacts of the early 2000s, and more! Come join us.

Podcast Episode #43 – Autopia 2099

By |January 2nd, 2021|


Autopia 2099

In today’s episode, Bradley Brownell returns! Let’s talk about Autopia 2099, a new kind of car show that looks to the future. The show is all about electrified fun with a retro-future twist. Electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and mobility devices paired with the vibe of Buck Rogers, atomic age, world’s fair, Eames chair, mid-mod, ray gun type stuff. Come join us!

Find out more about Autopia 2099 on Twitter and Instagram.

Podcast Episode #42 – Manuel Carrillo III Returns! – Seduced By Speed

By |December 19th, 2020|

In today’s episode, auto journalist Manual Carrillo III joins us again! Let’s learn a bit more about his crazy experiences over the last year, and talk about his new show, Seduced By Speed on Motor Trend. Come join us!

Manuel+Carrillo+III+and McLaren 650S Spider

Podcast Episode #41 – Why We Own Old Cars

By |December 9th, 2020|

We’re baaaaack! In today’s episode we talk about how Ethan has some additional cars in his driveway, including a 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero! Paul contemplates the possibility of selling the Daihatsu. And we talk about the many reasons why we own and love old cars.

Podcast Episode #40 – Should You Buy a Car At Auction?

By |August 14th, 2020|

Today let’s talk about the two most recent cars that Ethan purchased via online auction, a 1994 Lexus GS300 and a 1999 Acura Integra! Was it a good idea? Probably not, but that won’t likely keep Ethan from doing it again! Let’s talk about the pros and cons. Mostly cons! We also talk about the fun driving roads just outside of Los Angeles. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #39 – Sometimes Little Projects Are The Most Rewarding

By |August 14th, 2020|

The impossible has happened—Paul is thinking about selling his Daihatsu! Can it be? Listen to find out why. We also talk project cars, and how sometimes the small projects are often the most rewarding. Ethan made some simple updates to his 944 Turbo and Ford Probe GT, and Paul is continuing to update his Honda Fit. Paul also tells us about his experience taking his Honda Fit to the race track. Come join us!

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