The Drive with Alan Taylor
Obstacles, Economics & Motorland | FULL SHOW | #15808/23/14
We talk to the World's first blind mechanic, learn about Craftsman's Restoration Rollout, review our favorite sports cars, and get the low-down on Motorland! Segment 1: Pebble Beach Alan, BJ KIlleen, Dick Messer, and Kevin Beard take a moment to...
Pebble Beach | SEGMENT 1 | #158
Alan, BJ KIlleen, Dick Messer, and Kevin Beard take a moment to reflect on Pebble Beach, and catching up with Jay Leno. Now that Leno has more time on his hands, he's getting back to wrenching on his amazing collection.
Bonhams Auction | SEGMENT 2 | #158
A Ferrari 250 GTO recently crossed the block for $38 million at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction. Did you know that the owner of Bonhams Auction House actually bought the car from his own company? Dick Messer fills us in.
Economics | SEGMENT 3 | #158
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it an amazing event to attend, but man is it pricey! Alan and crew compare outrageous hotel costs. Then, KBB's Karl Brauer says that used car sales are continuing to hold at near record highs.
Should you lease? | SEGMENT 4 | #158
1 in 4 new car sales is actually a lease. Is leasing a better deal than buying these days? We weigh the options factoring in average yearly mileage, monthly payment cost, and maintenance.
Overcoming Obstacles | SEGMENT 5 | #158
Cliff Anderson is the World's first certified blind mechanic. He diagnoses and fixes vehicles by touch and sound. Cliff shares his inspiring story.
Blind Mechanic | SEGMENT 6 | #158
Could you do your job with your eyes closed? Long time listener and car lover, Cliff Alderson lost his eyesight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. That hasn't stopped cliff from pursuing a career as a mechanic! Learn more about Cliff's story.
Google Car News | SEGMENT 7 | #158
It's been announced that the Google will be mandated to include a steering wheel into their self-driving cars. Would you consider owning a car without one?
Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe | SEGMENT 8 | #158
Alan is out of town so his wife Jan is testing out the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe. With 550 horsepower, this car insists on screaming down the road (all the way to the local Costco).
Pro-touring Merc | SEGMENT 9 | #158
Craftsman's 2014 Restoration Rollout is underway. From Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle, Kelly Tully tells us about the 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente that's being "Made to Race."
Project 7 | SEGMENT 10 | #158
We learn how Owner of Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle, Kevin Tully got his start working on cars. Changing gears, we learn about the newest iteration of the F-TYPE called Project 7 from Jaguar's Jeff Curry.
Cadillac ATS Coupe | SEGMENT 11 | #158
The Cadillac ATS Coupe is a head turner! We talk about the bold and balanced design, the widened rear end, and the impact of having All Wheel Drive with Cadillac's Global Marketing Director, Jim Vurpillat.
Elegance & Performance | SEGMENT 12 | #158
Cadillac at the race track? You bet! Jim Vurpillat is phoning in from the Pirelli World Challenge Series where they're racing the CTS-V Coupe.
Survivors | SEGMENT 13 | #158
Beyond chrome and paint, survivor cars ware their years proudly. BBC Autos automotive reporter, Jim Resnick sounds off on the burgeoning popularity of the survivor classic cars.
Get a Wagon | SEGMENT 14 | #158
Station wagons are all the rage! Jim Resnick says that often times a station wagon is a better platform than a giant SUV for families. Find out why.
For your viewing pleasure... | SEGMENT 15 | #158
What is Motorland? TV4 Entertainment's Nick Turner tells us about the on demand channel dedicated to everything motoring. Find and watch the best automotive entertainment in one place!
All that Drama | SEGMENT 16 | #158
Tired of the psuedo reality shows? Us too. For programming with grit that gets rid of the manufactured drama, check out Motorland; the new Hulu station for auto lovers.
Content You Want | SEGMENT 17 | #158
Motorland is your personal media concierge to car television heaven! Nick Turner fills us in on what programming you can watch now, and where to find it.
Nick Turner | SEGMENT 18 | #158
Wrapping up the hour, we learn a little about Nick Turner's journey from British rockstar to full blown car guy.
Jay Leno & Hybrid HP | SEGMENT 2 | #157
Monterey Car Week is a veritable who's who of the automotive industry. We talk about Jay Leno's amazing car collection before delving into the new face of horsepower; the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder.
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