TTAC Podcast Episode 3: New York Auto Show, State of the Industry, and More

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

The next episode of the TTAC podcast is here!

We are previewing tomorrow’s New York Auto Show, talking about the general state of the automotive industry, and the best cars of 2002.

Our pontificating on the state of the industry is hopefully worth the price of entry — which is free — alone. Come for that, stay for some inside baseball on why the NY Auto Show and all auto shows, in general, are facing media days that are changing, and perhaps declining, for reasons that don’t necessarily have a lot to do with COVID. Public days, however, may continue to thrive, especially once the COVID threat recedes.

We finish up with a trip back in time two decades to 2002, to examine each of our favorite cars from back then.

We thank you for listening, and please find us wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Here again, of course, is the link.

[Image: Acura]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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