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Car Talk Time Kill Weekly
What would YOU do if you got a Zamboni?
That’s our question for you.

Let us explain.

The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program just got a &*$^%  Zamboni! 

As some of you know, Car Talk runs a vehicle donation program that allows NPR listeners like you (hint, hint) to turn their old cars into the programs they love. 

We’ll take anything! In the past, we’ve gotten motorhomes, motorcycles-- even boats. 

And now-- no kidding-- someone gave us a Zamboni. More precisely, a zamboni that’s street legal. And can get up to 70 MPH. (Don’t believe us? LOOK!)

Daniel Bourgeois generously donated it to the station he adores, Minnesota Public Radio.

What we want to know is…

What would YOU do if someone gave YOU a Zamboni?  

We're holding a contest to find out. In a few sentences, tell us what you’d do with your very own Zamboni. Or better yet, draw, paint, or Photoshop a picture for us. Email us your suggestions, or post them directly  to our page on Facebook or to our website. We've already gotten some fun suggestions! Check ‘em out right here.

Next week, the staff here at Car Talk Plaza will pick our favorite answer. The winner will receive a (very nearly) worthless box of Car Talk Shameless Commerce junk. 


How does the Fiat 500 of today stack up to its august ancestor? Jamie Lincoln Kitman takes a 1972 500R out for a spin around Manhattan to find out.
Autonomous cars from Google and Chevrolet. The companies couldn't be more different, but both are working on tiny urban cars that could be completely autonomous. Jim Motavalli explains the technology on our website.


A taxi passenger leaned over to ask the driver a question and gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.

The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up and over a curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the cab. Then, the shaking driver said, "Are you okay? I'm so sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me."

The badly shaken passenger apologized to the driver and said, "I didn't realize that a mere tap on the shoulder would startle someone so badly."

The driver replied, "No, no, I'm the one who is sorry, it's entirely my fault. Today is my very first day driving a cab. I've been driving a hearse for 25 years.”
Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program
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