‘End of an Era’ Dept: ‘Car Talk’ Ending

‘The comic mechanics on NPR’s “Car Talk” are pulling in to the garage.Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their joke-filled auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after “Car Talk” began in Boston. Repurposed versions of old shows will stay on National Public Radio indefinitely, however.The show airs every Saturday morning and is NPR’s most popular program.”We’ve managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, giving tens of thousands of wrong answers and had a hell of a time every week talking to callers,” Ray Magliozzi said. “The stuff in our archives still makes us laugh. So we figured, why keep slaving over a hot microphone?” ‘ (Huffington Post with thanks to Kathleen).