RoundAboutShow #23 The “Love-Hate” Episode

Is there more polarizing a holiday than Valentine’s Day? If you’re in a happy, stable relationship then you probably love it. On the other hand, you may be one of the legions who prefer to stay indoors with the windows shuttered, in which case you probably hate it. So, this week we bring you stories of automotive love and hate.

Turns out that despite raising the ire of environmentalists everywhere, the Suburban is the GM vehicle most loved by the youngsters. And, over time there are those noises and creaks in your car that you come to both despise and adore. One clever group of artists have composed a veritable love song made entirely from the noises of a Jeep. Plus we’ve got another installment of Meet Your Roadmates, this week the Dodge Edition, and we’ll get a Chicago Auto Show wrap-up from our guest Colin Bird!

 
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RoundAboutShow #16 The Craigslist Episode

Every week like grieving families cleaning out a grandparent’s house after their passing, we find all kinds of old canned goods, birc-a-brac and maybe even a cohesive, Zen-like theme. Sure, some of what we discover is worth keeping, but the rest of it we have no use for, so we’ll post it on Craigslist! After all, we’re too guilty to throw it away. How else are can you get rid of granddad’s clothes, his collection of VHS tapes and portable dialysis machine? And how else can you make money doing it? Now, if we could only wash the smell of old-people and shame from our souls.

That’s right, this is the Craigslist episode that our panel has been performing–albeit informally–before each recording for the last 15 episodes. We’re so enamored with both the awful and wonderful finds that show up on the Internet’s classified free-for-all that we decided to make an entire episode out of it. Among our many gems, you’ll find a Fiat Abarth 850TC (replica), a ’66 Thunderbird Convertible, and a Jeep Comanche that brings back memories for one Jeffrey Ross.

 

 

 

 


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RoundAboutShow #12 The Leftovers

 

Every week like crazed amazons, we storm the mall of the internet, battling killer crowds in search of the best Black Friday deals, and if Montgomery Ward sells out of seven-dollar toasters, well, we settle for a cohesive, Zen-like theme instead — and a pretzel from the food court. During the siege we uncover an array of different stories and news bites that fit our theme, however useless or misfitting they may be. And whatever’s leftover, well, we buy it anyway, because if we didn’t, we’d miss out on the savings.

Don’t know about you, but even though we’ve still got a tryptophan hangover we’re really starting to eye those leftover mashed potatoes and turkey. So belly up to the table in your bathrobe and get some automotive leftovers with your favorite RoundAbout crew.

 


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An Italian Corvette

Funny thing the internet.  I was doing some searches for a post I’ve wanted to do for about a month, and I came across this totally by happenstance.  This may be the most beautiful Corvette ever built.  What makes it even better is that Carol Shelby is the person who conceived the idea for the car.

Like it?  It’s for sale.  See the whole listing here 








Rolling Sculpture Car Show

Every hear in mid July the city of Ann Arbor closes off Main Street and some of the side streets in down town for the Rolling Sculpture Car Show.  You see a bit of everything there, from full on hot rods to some fine European classics.  Here is just a sample of what was there today.  Click the button on the player to enjoy these in full screen mode.  Enjoy!