You always know when you’ve stumbled into a Car Talk broadcast — it’s only a matter of seconds before you recognize the thick New England accents, the “dad jokes” followed by the raspy laughs.
Many were saddened upon learning the news that host Tom “Click” (or is it “Clack?”) Magliozzi died Monday due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77.
Oregonians took to Twitter to express their condolences, and we’ve received many comments on Facebook about your favorite Car Talk moments. I remember many Saturday mornings listening to the brothers banter over breakfast with my parents growing up.
Pouring out a 10W40 in memory of #TomMagliozzi.— Stefan Edward Jones (@StefanEJones) November 3, 2014
Sad to hear of the passing of Tom Magliozzi. So long and thanks for the infectious laughter.— Chris (@lyricdensity) November 3, 2014
Rest in peace “Click” Thanks for all the laughs and advice. http://t.co/IFsE3TDv5W— Ivan McClellan (@IvanmPDX) November 3, 2014
Thank you, Tom Magliozzi, for all the fun and memories. I still don’t know much about cars, but I learned a lot about life. #cartalk— Jules Bailey (@juleskbailey) November 3, 2014
This week’s puzzler - where will we ever find another Tom Magliozzi? RIP. #CarTalk— John Prindle (@grittyprose) November 3, 2014
I never even met Tom Magliozzi, yet I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend… a force of laughter and positivity. RIP. #CarTalk— John Prindle (@grittyprose) November 3, 2014
RIP Tom Magliozzi… the guy with the most infectious laugh on radio. #CarTalk— John Prindle (@grittyprose) November 3, 2014
Gonna listen to Car Talk reruns tonight.— Ben Rosene (@BenRosene) November 3, 2014
I’m going to miss this guy a lot. RIP Tom. I hope you went out laughing loudly. http://t.co/Fs6GTu8l8g— Kelli Martinelli (@itsmekelli) November 3, 2014
Deep, genuine laughter is a beautiful thing. RIP Tom Magliozzi.— Marty Patail (@martypatail) November 3, 2014
Though the show ended its run of new episodes when the hosts retired in 2012, OPB still plays reruns on Saturdays and Sundays. What are your favorite moments on Car Talk? Here are a few from WBUR in Boston.