By Drew Johnson
Friday, Jun 8th, 2012 @ 1:08 pm
 
Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, have decided that it's time to "stop and smell the cappuccino." The duo announced on Friday that they'll stop recording new episodes of their Car Talk radio show this fall.

The brothers started Car Talk 35 years ago on WBUR in Boston, and have been recording the show for National Public Radio for the last 25 years. Car Talk is NPR's most popular show but, at age 74, older brother Tom has decided that it's time to put down the wrenches.

"My brother has always been 'work-averse,' " said Ray, 63. "Now, apparently, even the one hour a week is killing him!"

"It's brutal!" added Tom.

Although Click and Clack will stop recording new episodes of Car Talk at the end of September, the show will live on for the foreseeable future. The show's producers will continue to air new episodes of the program comprised of material from the last 25 years of Car Talk. NPR has also indicated that Ray and Tom might make guest appearances in the future.

As personal fans of Car Talk, we here at Leftlane News wish Ray and Tom a restful retirement.