After 35 years of dispensing auto maintenance advice and a healthy dose of humor on NPR, Tom and Ray Magliozzi — aka Click and Clack, aka the Tappet Brothers — are retiring their radio call-in show, “Car Talk” after more than 1,200 episodes.
But fear not, fans will still be able to get a weekly dose of Click and Clack since NPR plans to recycle old calls and bits into new programs.
“My brother has always been ‘work-averse,'” says Ray, 63, in a statement about the retirement. “Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!”
“It’s brutal!” adds Tom, 74.
The show has originated from Boston’s WBUR for 35 years, but with Tom turning 75 this year the brothers decided it was time to “stop and smell the cappucino.”