Bryan Raab Davis Cary Hubbard Podcast TTT Season 5

Season 5 Episode 2: On the Road with Bryan Davis and Cary Hubbard

“Cars are almost part of my physiology. I grew up playing amongst the dusty shelves of my family’s auto parts store. In my reckless youth pushing our delivery trucks to the point of mechanical failure was the best way I could find to learn about cars and how they worked. As a responsible adult I channel that interest into connecting with fellow enthusiasts through events, writing and social media.”

Bryan Davis, Esoteric Automotive Antiquarian

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.

Thank you for listening in!

I am your host Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

I am travelling virtually to Albuquerque to meet up with Cary Hubbard of Cary’s Garage, who you know from the Project Z Car Revival podcast series on Tea Toast & Trivia.  From Albuquerque, Cary and I are winging our way across to New York to connect with Bryan Davis, Automotive Writer, and Social Media Manager.  Bryan is known as an Esoteric Automotive Antiquarian who is dedicated to the history, design, manufacture, and “roadability” of the unloved cars of the Malaise Era.

Cary’s Garage – Screen Shot from Cary Hubbard’s YouTube Channel

Cary and Bryan are the podcast hosts of Motors and Martinis that take us on amazing road adventures. What is an Automotive Antiquarian?  What is the “Malaise Era?”  And how can there be unloved cars?  These are the questions that will be answered today.

This is going to be a great discussion so put the kettle and join the conversation.

Thank you for joining, Cary, Bryan, and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.

And a special thank you, Cary and Bryan for a brilliant discussion on memorable cars and memorable moments.

I invite you to meet up with Cary and Bryan on their podcast Motors and Martinis where you will find them talking about cars and all things esoteric.  Bryan’s website, Bryan Raab Davis will link you to Malaise Motors, the Little Facebook Group the Could.  Join Cary on his YouTube Channel, Cary’s Garage, which is dedicated to his love of Vehicles. Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. His cars come from all corners of the globe! 

Cary and Bryan have promised to come back for another road trip adventure.

Until next time we meet, safe travel wherever your adventures lead you

On the Road with Bryan Davis and Cary Hubbard Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

21 replies on “Season 5 Episode 2: On the Road with Bryan Davis and Cary Hubbard”

Thank you, Tim for listening in and for introducing me to Cary and Cary’s Garage. My knowledge of cars and what goes into restoring cars has increased exponentially since following Cary’s Garage. Bryan and Cary are a brilliant combination in Motors and Martinis. This podcast covered a great deal of information in just a few minutes. Don and I had a great deal of fun meeting up with this dynamic duo.

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Rebecca, thanks so much for bringing Bryan and Cary together on your podcast. My favorite part was where they were talking about they way we should be talking about unloved cars.

There are so many places where we need to get past the picky and pedantic filks and get together to talk about the things we like about a subject. Cars, for sure. I’ve been to a car show with one of the guys who was looking down over his glasses. I was in awe of the car, he was nitpicking. I wanted to leave him at the concession stand. I was happy to hear them talk about this at the end, and saying that it doesn’t only apply to cars. Find your niche and pursue it.

I know younger people who do not have a car, and have no real desire to drive. Our daughter is not one of those people. She piles miles on her car, and the idea of a road trip always makes her smile.

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Dan – many thanks for your comments, which are ALWAYS engaging, full of insight and wisdom. I can only imagine the annoying presence of the fellow who enjoyed nitpicking. My son reminded me the other day that we can all make people happy: some by entering the room and some by leaving the room. When there has been much effort and love that goes into a creative endeavour, I stand in awe, as you do. This goes for the blogging community. The amount of time and thought that goes into creating blog posts is heartening. Thank you again for your support and encouragement of life-affirming conversations.

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My father loved cars, Dave. I think it harkened back to his early 20’s when he was a Montana cowboy in the 1940’s. He felt a sense of freedom of being in a huge open space. Cars allowed movement across distances as never experienced before. The cross-country road trips of the 1950’s and 1960’s have been curtailed, now that we understand more clearly their impact on the climate and our budgets (we are now at $1.80 CAD/liter). The need for transportation will always be with us, getting us from point A to point B, but I believe that many are working for sustainable solutions.

Thank you so much for listening in and for your support and encouragement of these conversations.

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Thank you, Dave. We restored a photo of dad crouching over a fire by a covered wagon when he was around 20 years old. He kept this photo on a side table when he went into palliative care. When he passed, I overheard one of the nurses say, “Well, Russ – you are on you last ride. We wish you well on you new journey.” Those words were of great comfort to me over the years.

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It is quite interesting how unloved cars have transformed into collectibles. I can’t think of many other industries where this phenomenon has happened.

I wonder if electric cars will one day become prized vehicles too. The quality and efficiency of cars have improved significantly over the years, yet we are attached to our old cars.

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I always thought that the cool people were not as cool as they thought they were. The K-Car saved Chrysler – it placed a vital role in the company’s subsequent resurgence. Jobs were saved. Now that’s what I call cool.

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This conversation is very important, actually, I believe this deserves a second or third time of listening, so much information that a person like me needs to think about and remember. I remember the first car that my parents had very early in car history. One morning, the family car would not start with the “starter” so my father got out the instrument, (the crank) put it in the front of the car and turned it so the starter would “kick in” and get the engine to go. Those were the days, I do not think many remember them because a person has to be of advanced age. Cars (or anything mobile) have come a long way! This conversation from you and the two has been extraordinary and very worthy and very educational. Thank you, I will be waiting for more from you three! !

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I love this memory, Frances! I remember watching the moon landing with my grandfather. He turned to me and said, I recall a time before the advent of the car and now I have lived to see a man walk on the moon. Cary and Bryan understand that cars are an important part of our history that needs to be honoured and remembered.

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