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 #25 – Derek Powell Returns! – Horses and Helicopters

Automotive journalist Derek Powell returns! Today we talk about his travels to St Tropez to drive the McLaren GT, a thrilling trip in a glass bottomed helicopter in the rain, a Citroen musem in the middle of nowhere, and his experience driving the Ferrari F8 Tributo on Fiorano Circuit. We then switch gears from Marinello to Malaise and talk about Derek’s affinity for the malaise-era automobiles of the 70s. Come join us!

By |October 10th, 2019|

Steven Ewing Returns! – This Car Can Super Kill You

By |September 25th, 2019|

In today’s episode, we’re glad to have automotive journalist Steven Ewing (CNET Roadshow) back in the studio! Today we talk Nissan GT-R Nismo, racing a Subaru WRX STI up the Shelsley Walsh hill climb, and how everyone needs to go to Goodwood Revival. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #23 – Elana Scherr – What Do You Know About Snipers?

By |September 18th, 2019|

It’s guest time! Today we’re joined by automotive journalist, Mopar enthusiast, new car reviewer, and dog lover Elana Scherr. We talk ramp trucks, car breakdowns, art school, drag racing, writing, and her new YouTube channel. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #22 – Trade Your Bass Guitar For a Saturn SL

By |September 16th, 2019|

Let’s do another Q&A episode! Let’s talk about our craziest car breakdown stories, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, car naming, fixing Liam Nissan (our 24 Hours of Lemons racecar), Radwood LA and more. Come join us!

Podcast #21 – It’s Important to Remember the Scoupe

By |September 5th, 2019|

It’s time for another Q&A episode! Let’s talk about ’80s Hyundais, importing cars from Europe (Renault Avantime!), the “boring” cars of Instagram, and a little history of the Liam Nissan 24 Hours of Lemons racecar. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #20 – Resurrecting a Dead Car Brand

By |August 30th, 2019|

What car brand would you bring back from the dead, and why? Pontiac? Oldsmobile? Geo? Eagle? Packard? Saturn? Scion? Today Ethan and Paul talk about the brands that they would like to see make a comeback, and what their brand new 2020 model lineup would look like. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #19 – Slow Car Fast

By |August 16th, 2019|

We’re fans of slow cars. Today we talk about driving slow cars fast, and what might make them more fun to drive than a fast car. Ethan also received his first ever press car this week—a 2020 Kia Telluride SX, so let’s also talk 3-row SUVs! Come join us.

Podcast Episode #18 – Evading Park Rangers in a Geo Storm Wagonback

By |August 8th, 2019|

There were so many great questions from our listeners last week that we are coming at you with another Q&A episode! Let’s talk about Geo Storm Wagonbacks, childhood poster cars, the best new cars under $30k that come with a manual transmission, and a lot more. Come join us.

Podcast Episode #17 – First Ever Q&A!

By |August 6th, 2019|


It’s time for the first ever Hello Road Q&A episode. Let’s talk Yugos, Nova Twin Cams, old Corollas, and beer! Thanks to everyone that submitted questions, they were thought provoking and fun to answer. We only got through half the questions, so we’ll post a bonus episode with the rest later this week.

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