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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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HELLO ROAD PODCAST EPISODES

Most recent episode

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

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.

By |January 15th, 2021|

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!

Podcast Episode #38 – Let’s Talk About Badge Engineering!

By |July 24th, 2020|

In today’s episode, we talk badge engineering! Matrix/Vibe! Yaris/Mazda2! TrailBlazer/Rainier/Envoy/97X!  Nova/Apollo/Omega/Ventura! Cavalier/Sunbird/Firenza/Cimmaron!  Odyssey/Oasis!  Frontier/Equator!  Probe/MX-6!  IQ/Cygnet!  Corolla/Prizm/Sprinter!  Trooper/SLX/Bighorn/Monterey/Jackaroo! (Right after this was recorded, the Yaris was discontinued in the US!)

Podcast Episode #37 – Best Car From A Dead Brand

By |May 2nd, 2020|

 

Today let’s choose the best car from a dead car brand. And while we’re on the topic, let’s also choose the worst car from a dead brand! Plymouth Neons, Pontiac Azteks, Plymouth Prowlers, Pontiac Trans Sports, AMC Eagles, and more. Knowing our weird taste in cars, you might not be able to guess which we think are the best and which we think are the worst. We also talk about driving during the Covid pandemic, and find out how Ethan was responsible for killing the Pontiac brand. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #36 – Our Answers Are Questionable

By |April 18th, 2020|

It’s Q&A time again! So many great questions. Some questionable answers. Let’s talk about owning too many cars, buying a car at auction, extinct car features we’d like to see make a comeback, how to keep our old cars running, wacky car challenges, Mazda’s sales woes, dream cars from the 80s/90s, and more! Come join us.

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