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 #50 – Peter Nelson – Car Bibles and 100 Horsepower Mazdas

Hey! We’re on our 50th episode! Congrats us! Today we’re glad to have auto journalist Peter Nelson (CarBibles, Donut Media) join us. Let’s chat about the Car Bibles site, writing about cars, and tracking a 100 horsepower Mazda2!

By |May 18th, 2021|

Podcast Episode #49 – Steven Ewing Returns! – Miatas, McLarens, & Minivans

By |April 30th, 2021|

In today’s episode, we’re glad to have automotive journalist Steven Ewing (CNET Roadshow) join us again! Somehow we managed to only talk about things that begin with the letter M. Miatas, McLarens, Minivans, Mid-Engined Cars, and the new Ford Maverick. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #48 – I Killed The Purple Probe

By |April 18th, 2021|

Today we talk about the fantastic highs and punishing lows of car ownership! Paul’s Honda Fit suffered severe suspension damage due to a gargantuan pothole, but he eventually got it all sorted out! Ethan’s purple ’97 Ford Probe GT has exhibited all sort of problems since he bought it, but now it’s possible the final nail has been placed in its coffin. Listen to find out what happened!

Podcast Episode #47 – Rad For Sale!

By |March 1st, 2021|

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



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!


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

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