Sad News – The End of the CarStuff Podcast

Scott Benjamin

Ben Bowlin

It’s just been announced that the CarStuff Podcast has reached the end of it’s ten year run, this is very sad news as it’s been one of my favourite automotive podcasts.

The presenters and the content has always been first class, so I’m a little mystified by the decision and it would be nice to why it’s been taken

You can see the guys bio’s here

 As you can see the show sits at number three in the automotive podcast charts so it’s an odd one?

Hopefully we’ll hear from Scott and Ben with new Automotive subject matter very soon?

The final show “The 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe – CSX2287” can be found here

As the show has existed for a very long time there is still a great back catalogue of shows that can be found here



Comparing HEMI to Flathead Engine Design – How Stuff Works

Hemi v Flathead

Article from How Stuff Works on the Hemi engine and the comparison with the venerable Flathead.

Read the complete article here



Should You Buy A Flood Damaged Car?

Flood Damaged Camaro

1970 Chevrolet Camaro 0000124870L505458 for sale. Primary damage: Flood,

With all the recent climate issues across the US the subject of flood damaged cars has again come to the fore.

These cars will of course include a good percentage of classic cars damaged in this way.

Are these cars a good buy?

The Hemmings Classic Car Radio Podcast Episode 154 has a good discussion regarding the pros and cons of a purchase

Another good point of reference is the article that can be found here on How Stuff Works

Conversely if you want to avoid a car damaged in this way take a read of the article How to avoid a ‘Hurricane Car’ also on How Stuff Works

My thoughts on it are if you are very brave and can get a fresh water car that’s no newer than the early seventies at a good price then have at it!

Anything newer will be most likely be plagued by all manner of electrical issues amongst other things.

If however you are willing to accept the challenge you can get a bargain such as the Camaro pictured above which is up for auction here at Hemmings