Why are wagons undoubtedly the best vehicle? Watch and find out.

In this week’s 1A Auto Talk & Tune Video, Dan and I discussed the many reasons why wagons are the future, and why everyone needs one. Between the obvious good looks, terrific engine options, incredibly spacious interiors, and low insurance costs, wagons are the best kept secret in the automotive world. They hold enough people to call it a party, they can substitute for a camper, they are low enough to wash the roof of without a step ladder, and are nearly always filled with luxurious options. If you don’t already own a wagon, you are going to want to after this video.

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Video Comparison: Cars Driving through Boston in 1963 vs. 2015

Mat Cronin is a fellow car enthusiast, and he recently discovered a video from the early 1960’s, created by an MIT professor named Kevin Lynch.  Lynch’s video documented a car drive through Boston from a driver’s perspective. Mat saw the long term value of this video as a visual time capsule and had the forethought to recreate this drive in 2015, with the latest and greatest video technology. He then matched up his new video timing with that of Lynch’s video, to show how the cityscape, cars, trucks, and buses have evolved over time. We are all hoping that this can be recreated again in another fifty years so that we can see how the much-anticipated flying cars will compare (that was sarcasm if you missed it.)  As you can see here, what Mat has created is 100% pure, gearhead gold.  When I see the 1963 Ford Galaxie wagon at 0:13, the bright red 1964 Impala at 0:37, the 1957 Buick at 1:16, and, of course, the stunningly beautiful 1961 Impala convertible at 4:17, I want them all. Cars aside, it’s fascinating to see the lack of traffic lights compared to 2015, and on the other hand, how so many buildings have not changed at all in 50 years. There is so much beauty in this video, that watching it once is not nearly enough. Pausing every few seconds is the only way to fully comprehend it. (Pro Tip: Click on the bottom right corner of the video for full screen beauty)

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1) What is your favorite car seen in this video? (Be sure to give the time stamp of when you see it!)

2) What do you think this video will look like in 2065?

Original video & blog post can be found on Wistia’s Blog:

 

 

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15 car questions in 10 minutes? – 1A Auto Talk & Tune Episode 7

In episode 7 of the 1A Auto talk and tune show, Dan was unable to attend. So, I replaced him with a clock, and then attempted to answer 15 automotive questions from viewers in 10 minutes. Not only did it take me about 20 minutes to answer the 15 questions, but 15 was actually 14.  Shhh, don’t tell anybody.

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14 Fun Car Audio Facts in Episode 5 of 1A Auto Talk & Tune

In this week’s episode of the 1A Auto Talk & Tune auto show, we reveal 14 fun car audio facts that will amaze and astonish. We also help diagnose a vehicle that has a coil on plug ignition causing engine noise through the car audio system.

So how did this episode go from an insider perspective? Well, I think it went pretty well overall, until the end when we accidentally combined two fun facts. This brought our total to 13, which if you watch to the end of the video, you will see. You know what though – we aren’t actors, we are a couple car enthusiasts making a video about cars, so these things happen.

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Watch Episode 4 of the 1A Auto Talk & Tune Show

We have just finished episode 4 of the 1A Auto Talk & Tune show, and we answered more car questions than ever before! Keep those questions coming – because the more you ask, the more we’ll answer! Dan and I covered ABS brakes on a Camaro, recommended transmission services, HVAC repair, and why so many car manufactures are switching their beloved model names to letters and numbers.

After watching this episode, you may notice that there is an edit somewhere around 7:50. As much as we love to film these episodes in just 1 take for easy editing, occasionally we mess up and need to edit it. We’re human! The good news is that these mess-up’s always make for terrific outtakes, which we have been including at the end of each of the videos for your entertainment. We hope you love this episode, and feel free to give us some feedback!

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Watch Episode 3 of the 1A Auto Talk & Tune Show

We just completed episode 3 of the 1A Auto Talk & Tune show, and it went quite smooth! Dan and I talk about intake manifold water leaks, 3000 mile oil changes, and the best features to have in a modern vehicle. Backup cameras? 10 cup holders? Automatic parallel parking? Traction control? What’s your favorite feature?

We also came to the realization that episode 2 felt a little stiff, so we did our best to stay loose in this one.  The cloudy day helped the glare on our receding hairlines as well, which we both appreciated.

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