Car Talk’s Ray Magliozzi ’72 on Woodworking

by Nancy DuVergne Smith on June 28, 2010 · 2 comments

in In the News

Copyright Richard Howard, Courtesy Ray Magliozzi

Copyright Richard Howard, Courtesy Ray Magliozzi

NPR’s famous Car Talk brothers, Tom ’58 and Ray Magliozzi ’72, are good with their hands. Although neither majored in engineering,* they both got their hands under the hood at the Good News Garage in Cambridge and perhaps even more so, in their hilarious radio program answering automotive questions from perplexed car owners.

What you may not have known, however, is about Ray’s penchant for woodworking. A MIT News Office 3 Questions interview tells the story, starting with Ray’s pre-freshman venture into the Hobby Shop with a harpsichord kit.

In June, he was on campus to attend the 2010 Furniture Society Conference, Fusions: Minds & Hands Shaping Our Future. Hmmmm. That sounds familiar…

You can hear excerpts from their 1999 MIT Commencement address on the Car Talk site or read the transcript.

* N.B. Tom’s SB was in Course 14A, Economics, Politics & Engineering; Ray earned his degree in Course 21B, Humanities and Science.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Keith August 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Great Site – Nice information!
Keep up the good work!!
Have a GREAT day!


Richard April 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Woodworking is a tough, but rewarding hobby. I enjoy it. My second hobby would be working on cars, but I find woodworking a little more enjoyable. Thanks for the listen.


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