The Drive with Alan Taylor
Powerful Changes | FULL SHOW | #15407/26/14
Segment 1: Eldora Speedway Motorsport.com's Steven Cole Smith has dubbed Eldora the most interesting NASCAR race of the season. Steven fills us in on the dirt track that has drivers pushing the limitations of their trucks. Segment 2: Retirement Rumors...
Eldora Speedway | SEGMENT 1 | #154
Motorsport.com's Steven Cole Smith has dubbed Eldora the most interesting NASCAR race of the season. Steven fills us in on the dirt track that has drivers pushing the limitations of their trucks.
Retirement Rumors | SEGMENT 2 | #154
From young gun to race veteran, Jeff Gordon is a celebrated American stock car driver. We discuss recent whispers of retirement plans. Then, Steven Cole Smith recalls meeting Jeff following a victory at the Brickyard 400.
Allure of Danger | SEGMENT 3 | #154
Does the anticipation of a big crash make viewers more interested in auto racing? Alex Martini, author of "Tracks: Racing the Sun" explains why we root for warrior-like drivers in perilous situations.
Alpha Romero 4C | SEGMENT 4 | #154
Light, nimble, and packed with power; the all new Alpha Romeo 4C is sure to perk ears and turn heads. What has Steven Cole Smith opting for a Corvette instead? Tune in for the test drive results.
Age of Aluminum | SEGMENT 5 | #154
The new Ford F150 has cut weight--732 lbs. to be exact. The significant improvement in power to weight ratio spells big benefits for capability, performance and fuel economy. Ford's Doug Scott talks specs.
New Expedition Powerplant | SEGMENT 6 | #154
EcoBoost in the new Ford Expedition? Yes! The new powerplant will save drivers cash at the pump while picking up 55 HP and 55 ft. lbs of torque. Doug Scott explains why the EcoBoost V6 is replacing a traditional V8.
You Animal | SEGMENT 7 | #154
Get ready for 707 horsepower or pure thrill. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat insists that you drive like a beast, and now that the embargo is lifted, we're going to tell you all about it! Tim Kiniskus of Dodge and SRT phones in.
Dream Lineup | SEGMENT 8 | #154
Dodge's SRT Group is made up of performance addicts! Add gear-head President and CEO, Tim Kiniskus, into the mix and you have a recipe for speed. We talk about the Challenger lineup that's power incarnate.
Crystal Ball | SEGMENT 9 | #154
What will the future hold for the muscle car industry as a generation of hybrid-drivers ages? Tim Kiniskus, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT Brands, predicts a new audience hungry for performance.
One of One | SEGMENT 10 | #154
A very special Dodge Challenger Hellcat prototype will be crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson to benefit Opportunity Village. Tim Kiniskus fills us in on special details going into this one of a kind vehicle.
New and Improved | SEGMENT 11 | #154
Auto writer, Sue Mead, shares driving impressions of the 2015 Ford Expedition. We delve into improved tow capacity, updated chassis control, hill start assist, and more.
It Moves! | SEGMENT 12 | #154
What car inspired automotive writer, Sue Mead, to push the pedal to the floor? Fair warning: The Ford Tremor, what Sue describes as an F150 on steroids, may have you seeking triple digits on your speedometer.
Best Drivers | SEGMENT 13 | #154
BJ Killeen is fresh off the plane from her recent journey to Shanghai. Find out the latest from the burgeoning luxury car market, and why BJ thinks that China has the world's best drivers.
Buick is Big | SEGMENT 14 | #154
The Buick brand has a tremendous presence in China, and BJ found more than a few models that she'd love to see stateside. We learn more about BJ's journey to the other side of the world.
Storage Solutions | SEGMENT 15 | #154
Get your garage in tiptop shape with the Craftsman Professional garage storage system available in stores in October. Host of Motorz TV, Chris Duke, gives us a product preview. Then, we learn how Chris got his start in automotive television.
MAKEcation | SEGMENT 16 | #154
Dubbed the vacation for "makers", Chris Duke shares details on Craftsmans's MAKEcation hosted by Rob Riggle. MAKEcationers will learn how to distill whiskey, roll cigars, try out tons of great Craftsman tools, and more.
Firearms Unlimited | SEGMENT 17 | #154
After 15 years and nearly 500 custom bikes, Jesse James closed shop doors on a mission to reconnect with his love of building things. Jesse fills us in on his latest endeavor, Firearms Unlimited.
Getting Creative | SEGMENT 18 | #154
Fortune and fame is not all that it's cracked up to be. Jesse James is getting bake to basics, and tapping into his love of machining with Firearms Unlimited. Jesse fills us in on his new business, and why he chose to create custom firearms.
Relevant and Efficient | FULL SHOW | #153
Segment 1: Net Horsepower The completely restyled 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has not one, not two, but three engines! Combined, these engines crank out 280 HP net. Find out why Jim Scoutten says that no one does hybrids better than Toyota. Segment...
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