Most of us have made it to this forum because we are fans of the wonderful show Cartalk. I have listened to Cartalk for roughly 25 years and I have had alot of wonderful memories listening to Cartalk and I would like to share a few here.
I ask you as well, do you have any fond memories where you were listening to Cartalk at the time? Or maybe just some calls on the show you will never forget.
Back in 1996 I went with my dad on a Saturday morning to go by a older ford ranger pickup. It was roughly an hours ride and we listened to cartalk on the ride there. It sort of defined the day in my mind, spending time with my father, cartalk, the truck, it all sort of meshed together.
My second best memory was back in 2000 or 2001 my girlfriend who is now my wife were on a camping trip in southern Illinois and we were driving from Harrisburg to Marion or Carbondale on 13 ( I think). Cartalk was on and it was the episode where Tom and Ray had Martha Stewart on (before her legal issues). It was a perfect day and a perfect weekend, one I will never forget. The sun was shining, temperature was perfect, It was sunny but not too sunny, and we were both carefree and in love. If I got to chose a day in my life i could relive that day would be near the top of the list.
My best memory involving Cartalk was in 2013 two days after my daughter was born. She was born on a Friday and went home on Sunday. The weather was horrible that Friday but by Sunday it cleared up. It was getting near the time to go home so I needed to go install the car seat base. I was a new parent, I was excited,scared,anxious and feeling Joy to a level I never have had in my life prior.
It was around 11 or so and I turned on the radio and sure enough Cartalk was on. It didn’t take very long, but it had warmed up considerably, the sun was shining and it felt great. So for 10 minutes or so I listened to Cartalk while installing the base and then I sat in the drivers seat when I was done for a moment feeling the warm (for February) breeze blow in my face and the sun shine down.
That February day in 2013 was a day I will never forget and I am glad that Tom And Ray were a part of it.
No. No, I am ok. There is just some dust in my eyes…