Is there anything better than hearing John Davis tell us all about the twin distributor rotors in a temperamental '80s Maserati? Probably not.

Until you get to the part with the 'race-pattern' shifter and with its hilarious little leather bow and that woman, in that headband, shifting it.

Enjoy.

MotorWeek Theater is our showcase of some of our favorite classic reviews from public television's finest motoring program. And that includes the short-lived McLaughlin Group racing spinoff show, McLaughlin's Mad Motors.