Monday, April 15, 2024

Ray Magliozzi looks over an engine in October 2009 at his Good News Garage in Cambridge. (Photo: Marc Levy)

After 35 years, Tom and Ray Magliozzi are putting their weekly NPR “Car Talk” broadcasts in park and walking away. The duo, also known as Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, announced it Friday in a funny dialogue, although National Public Radio preceded that with a less-funny press release.

The show will continue in a “best of” format after October, according to NPR.

With “my brother turning over the birthday odometer to 75, we’ve decided that it’s time to stop and smell the cappuccino,” Ray Magliozzi said in their dialogue. “So we can finally answer the question, if my brother retired, how would he know?”

The MIT-educated brothers have their Good News Garage at 75 Hamilton St., Cambridgeport, and their business office (famously labeled Dewey, Cheatem & Howe) overlooking Harvard Square.

They said they’ll plan to continue updating their website.