This week on The Best of Car Talk, unearthed letters from summer camp prove that the child really is father to the man, at least when it comes to our Technical, Spiritual and Menu Advisor, John "Bugsy" Lawlor. Elsewhere, Lee liberated herself from her mechanic by changing her own oil, but also got liberated from her cash when she poured the oil into her transmission; Cameron needs a lesson in how to burn rubber; and Carly becomes the poster child for Repair Avoidance Syndrome by not getting her shaking Civic looked at. Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Eddie and Edie Electron made their way home in Michelle’s Saturn. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
The Child is Father to the Man: Bugsy's letters from camp.
This Week's Puzzler
Dollars and Envelopes: What’s the lowest number of envelopes you need to give the right amount of cash every time?
Last Week's Puzzler
The Rambler’s Alternator Light: What dashboard control made the alternator light go off?