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 #27 – Giraffe In a Pinball Museum

Let’s talk about the state of our project cars! Ethan is finally going to have the brakes fixed on his Pontiac Turbo Grand Prix, and Paul will once again repaint the hood on his Daihatsu. Paul recaps his visit to the I Heart Honda Show, laments not being at SEMA, and talks about how much fake blood he was covered with at a recent GWAR concert! And Ethan tells us why he was dressed up like a giraffe in a pinball museum. Come join us!

By |November 12th, 2019|

Podcast Episode #13 – Manuel Carrillo III and Steven Ewing

By |June 12th, 2019|

Automotive journalists Manuel Carrillo III and Steven Ewing join us to talk about some of their most memorable automotive experiences (including driving the Honda Mean Mower and piloting a Subaru WRX STI on the Nurburgring during a torrential downpour), how they got their start in the auto industry, and their approach to writing about cars. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #12 – Dream Road Trips

By |June 7th, 2019|

Today Ethan and Paul come up with ideas for epic road trips, cost no object. Ethan keeps it close to home, with plans to explore the west coast of the United States but with a catch—a different car perfectly suited for each leg of the trip. Paul takes us on his dream tour of Japan, stopping at iconic Japanese race tracks, and traversing the countryside in unique JDM rides. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #11 – I Don’t Know How Many Cars I Own

By |June 3rd, 2019|

Ethan is doing his best to downsize his fleet—he sold his E46, is giving away his E38, and will be selling his Prius. Paul got some new autocross tires for his Daihatsu Charade, and ogled over the many fine Toyotas at Toyotafest. Ethan also rented a Honda Civic Type R and was surprised by what the Tesla sales guy said during a Model X test drive. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #10 – What’s Your Car Crush?

By |May 12th, 2019|

Do you have a secret crush on a car that you’re not quite sure you want to admit to? Today Ethan and Paul talk about our automotive guilty pleasures: 1st gen Prius, Ford Flex Ecoboost, Nissan Cube, Renault Avantime, Toyota Previa, and the Chevy Citation X-11! Come join us.

Podcast Episode #9 – Zzyzx Road

By |May 3rd, 2019|

Road trip to Las Vegas! Today we talk about the mysterious and strangely named Zzyzx Road exit off the 15 freeway, and the creepy abandoned structures that we found. Next stop was the massively impressive Hoover dam, and finally of course all of the totally radical vehicles we saw at the Radwood Vegas car show. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #8 – Derek Powell – Writer, Host, and Decorated Demolition Derby Champion

By |April 24th, 2019|

Our guest today is automotive writer Derek Powell, whose work you may have seen in Autoweek, Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and more. Today we dig deep into the topics of writing, Derek’s storied demolition derby career, Audi Allroads, and forgotten cars from the 1980s and 1990s. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #7 – The One That Got Away

By |April 19th, 2019|

Most car enthusiasts lament “the one that got away”—the vehicle that you absolutely regret selling and wish you could have back in your stable. Today Ethan and Paul talk about the cars that they regret getting rid of, and the nostalgia that surrounds the automobiles of our past. Come join us!

Podcast Episode #6 – Brad Hansen, Writer, Director, and Movie Car Aficionado

By |April 11th, 2019|

Today our guest is Brad Hansen, a writer and director that knows an awful lot about cars that have appeared in film and television. Along with his wife Athena Stamos, Brad was the co-creator of Star Cars, a web-series that profiled your favorite movie and TV vehicles and the owners who love them. We talk DeLoreans, Back To The Future, Herbie The Love Bug, KITT, James Bond, and more. Come join us!

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