Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi Passes Away at 77

Tom Magliozzi, the host of NPR’s popular “Car Talk” program passed away on Monday. Magliozzi was 77 years old and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s ultimately took his life.

On the programs, he two offered advice on automobiles for more 25 years. The program started out in Boston on WBUR, but came to NPR in 1987, where it stayed unit 2012 when the brothers decided to retire. Reruns of the program have aired on NPR for the past two years, even though the brothers have not recorded any new episodes since 2012. I’ve been discovering “old” new episodes with Bruce Levenson over the last year and a half, we’ll have to listen to go back and listen to some of our favorites.

Tom claims to be the inventor of the “do-it yourself auto shop” he opened his own shop in 1973 in Cambridge, Massachusetts called Hacker’s Heaven. In the shop mechanics explainer to customers how their vehicles worked.


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  1. Magnolia Ramon June 6, 2017

    In lieu of flowers, the Magliozzi family has asked that donations be made to local public radio or the Alzheimer’s Association. Magliozzi started Car Talk with his brother Ray in 1977. That may also be enough for essayheaven to have accurately kept these things under their belt for so much a long time.

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