It’s the end of an era: Click and Clack are retiring.
The duo, real names Tom and Ray Magliozzi, have hosted the program Car Talk on NPR for the past 25 years. According to a transcript from their website,
TOM: …with Car Talk celebrating its 25th anniversary on NPR this fall (35th year overall, including our local years at WBUR)…
RAY: …and my brother turning over the birthday odometer to 75, we’ve decided that it’s time to stop and smell the cappuccino.
TOM: So as of October, we’re not going to be recording any more new shows. That’s right, we’re retiring.
Car Talk was ostensibly a weekly call-in program about car issues that aired Saturday mornings, but the duo would goof with each other and viewers and get easily sidetracked.
Fans shouldn’t fear: Although they will stop making new episodes in the fall, old shows will continue to air.