Famous radio car guy Tom Magliozzi dies at age 77

Tom Magliozzi

Photo courtesy of Richard Howard.

As co-host of the NPR show Car Talk, Tom Magliozzi became a weekly radio institution.

Public radio personality and car repair expert Tom Magliozzi died on Monday due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, at age 77.

As one half of “Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers,” along with his younger brother Ray, Magliozzi entertained listeners each week for over three decades on the NPR show Car Talk. The brothers told jokes, talked cars and gave distinctively candid advice to callers about their clunkers.

Famous for his hearty laugh, colorful commentary and undeniable DIY smarts, Tom Magliozzi forged a loyal and lasting bond with listeners that would span over 35 years. His warm radio voice, well-worn wisdom and authenticity will be deeply missed in car circles and beyond.

Read more about Tom Magliozzi on NPR.


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