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The Drive with Alan Taylor

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Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast paced look at today’s automotive industry. Your pedal-to-the-metal, three-hour thrill ride every Saturday from 6 to 9am on KHTS AM 1220, devoted to the latest car news and test-drive results; how-to tips; auto show coverage; industry expert insights and behind the scenes action; as well as exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent newsmakers from around the world.

Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast paced look at today’s automotive industry. Your pedal-to-the-metal, three-hour thrill ride every Saturday from 6 to 9am on KHTS AM 1220, devoted to the latest car news and test-drive results; how-to tips; auto show coverage; industry expert insights and behind the scenes action; as well as exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent newsmakers from around the world.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast paced look at today’s automotive industry. Your pedal-to-the-metal, three-hour thrill ride every Saturday from 6 to 9am on KHTS AM 1220, devoted to the latest car news and test-drive results; how-to tips; auto show coverage; industry expert insights and behind the scenes action; as well as exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent newsmakers from around the world.

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English


Episodes

2018 AMCI Global Trusted Brands, DriveShare, and Indy 500

5/26/2018
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In a world with endless options, how is it possible for us to choose just one car? Well, thankful there are companies out there that are trying to make these tough decisions easy. We begin the hour with Chief Strategy Officer for AMCI Global, who details their 2018 Trusted Automotive Brand Study. The automotive industry has already established quality and satisfaction but when it comes to the emotion behind the trust we put in brands, there is still long way to go. Chevrolet, Kia, and...

Duration:01:24:34

Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Superformance Ford GT, and 2019 Ram 1500

5/19/2018
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Rides for everyone! As it turns out, manufacturers are going out of their way to make sure they have a different car for multiple walks of life. Hollywood car consultant, Josh Hancock, discusses the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan and assures us that we will see these rides pulling up to the red carpet in no time. Josh also reveals that he is gathering all sorts of Ferraris for TVs reboot of Magnum, P.I. Next, Kelly Blue Book's Executive Publisher, Karl Brauer, gushes about an event in his near...

Duration:01:24:34

Ford Raptor, Hellcrates, and Haultail

5/13/2018
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We begin the hour with the ultimate fun-haver and World Champion Drifter, Vaughn Gittin Jr. Recently, Vaughn got the opportunity to test drive the new Ford Raptor and he raves about its ability. This tech-advanced Ford Raptor is incredibly nimble and the 3.5L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost makes this a mind-blowing machine. Hear more stories about Vaughn's hill climbing at Johnston Valley in the Raptor and all about his company, RTR Mustangs. Next, BJ Killeen reviews the National Hardware Show...

Duration:01:24:35

Kia Stinger GT, Silvercar App, and Acura NSX | #333

5/5/2018
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Performance, utility, and economy - these achievements have never been more necessary for the automotive industry, and thankfully most manufacturers are going above and beyond. We begin with the perfect example, automotive journalist George Kennedy shares his drive experience in the astounding 2018 Kia Stinger GT. Its Brembo brakes and V6 twin-turbocharged engine will free your mind of the idea that Kia is just a discount car company. George also touches on his thoughts regarding Ford's...

Duration:01:24:34

JDM Legends, Ford Discontinues Cars, and 2019 VW Jetta | #332

4/28/2018
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Every gearhead has their favorite ride, be it American, Italian, or otherwise. Host of JDM Legends, Eric Bizek, gives us the rundown on his new show that will be featured on the Velocity Network and Motor Trend App. This show appeals to the fans of the Japanese domestic market and features rare imports such as the Nissan Skyline and the Mazda Sport. Shifting focus, we cover the death of cars; the Ford Motor Company has announced their plan to axe five of seven sedans from their line-up....

Duration:01:24:35

Special Show from Cars at the Capital | #331

4/21/2018
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It's been called 'America's smallest automobile museum' and it sits in the middle of the National Mall for one month every year. Created in 2014, Cars at the Capital, organized by the Historic Vehicle Association, attracts approximately 500,000 viewers. A special car with historic value is placed in a gorgeous glass box for passersby to admire as they explore Washington DC. Partnered with the National Vehicle Register and the Library of Congress, Cars at the Capital was created to honor...

Duration:01:24:38

Wheeler Dealers, Honcker, and 2018 'Must Test Drive Cars' | #330

4/14/2018
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OEMs are making it increasingly difficult to decide on a favorite car and none of them are designing bad cars. We are joined by car guys and gals that tell us what we should be keeping an eye out for. Kicking off the hour with the longest running star on Velocity and Host of Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer. Mike shares about the latest season, history on how he got started, and his immense love for cars. Then, we are joined by Nathan Hecht, Founder and CEO of Honcker, explains the incredible...

Duration:01:24:38

Walker Evans Racing

3/31/2018
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Launching his racing career in 1969, Walker Evan had grown his team to 18 employees by 1999. During that time, he won just about every race. Walker is famous for his Baja racing, but his entrepreneurial journey began after he left the track. Shortly after he stepped away, Walker was approached to create custom designed shock for a friend's snowmobile racing team. He started with a small order of 12 shocks, within two years that order grew to 1,700. Thus began Walker Evans Enterprises. He...

Duration:00:06:42

Jet Power, Black Mountain Jeep, and Dodge Charger GT | #328

3/17/2018
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Speed, horsepower, braking capability, and handling all make up that beautiful experience we call driving. Innovations in the automotive industry have helped designers capture and create amazing machines and this week we dive into the hobby with some real petrol heads. We begin the show with a bang as automotive journalist Steven Cole Smith shares his 303-MPH experience in a jet-powered dragster. Then, George Kennedy, automotive journalist for the Boston Globe, sounds off about the Dodge...

Duration:01:24:38

Trackhawk, Bentayga, Prius Prime and More.

3/10/2018
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Car show season is hopping and we are right in the middle of the Geneva International Motor Show. Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, discusses the relevance of the Geneva show to the U.S. Market, reviews the Bentley Bentayga, and spills about breaking his Dodge Demon. Next, Brian Moody, Executive Editor of Autotrader, reviews the Toyota Prius Prime and the Buick Regal TourX wagon. Then, Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, catches us up to speed with the latest cars...

Duration:01:24:38

BMW 5 Series, Roadie, and Daytona 500

2/24/2018
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The automotive industry is always keeping us on our toes and this week is no different. We begin the show with automotive journalist, George Kennedy, to hear about the Women's Motormouth event at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, and he reviews the BMW 5 series plug-in hybrid. Then, we chat with Marc Gorlin, Founder of Roadie, who explains their app which allows you to get paid to deliver something for another patron. After that, we hear the latest on NASCAR from automotive journalist, Steven...

Duration:01:24:37

Dependability, CAFE Standards, and Gas Tax | #325

2/22/2018
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"Oh, the places you'll go," as the famous writer, Dr. Seuss would say. Cars don't only get us where we need to go, they play a big role in our daily lives. We want to know that the ride we are putting our trust in is going to deliver. We begin the show with Dave Sargent of J.D. Power who shares about their company's 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study, and you might be surprised by the results. Next, we hear from Brian Moody of Autotrader who chats about Toyota TRD models, the Subaru brand,...

Duration:01:24:38

Chassis, Chicago Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, and More | #324

2/10/2018
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Reviews of excellent craftsmanship spread like wildfire, especially in the automotive industry. A quality build equals safety, longevity, and stellar performance which car owners don't mind throwing some extra dough down for. We discuss the importance and value of up-fitting your vehicle with tried and true equipment. We begin the show with automotive journalist BJ Killeen, and chassis builders Art and Craig Morrison of Art Morrison Enterprises. If a car is up for auction and is said to...

Duration:01:24:38

We Love Dodge and Brembo | #323

2/6/2018
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Here its February already and there are less than two months until the New York International Auto Show and Alan's annual appearance on ABC's LIVE with Kelly and Ryan. As the excitement builds, we chat with some of our favorite contributors about what they are up to. We begin the hour with Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, Karl Brauer, who gushes on his Dodge Demon and pays homage to the new Acura NSX. Then, Mike Forsythe of Haynes Publishing discusses their digital assets and new...

Duration:01:24:37

News from Barrett-Jackson and NAIAS | #322

1/30/2018
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It's been a wild month for Alan and we catch up with him after his recent trip to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). We begin the hour with Hollywood car consultant Josh Hancock who chats about the auto shows, new cars that will be making their way to the big screen this year, and the mighty Dodge Demon. Next, Steven Cole Smith discusses changes happening in the ever-evolving world of NASCAR. Then, we shift gears to talking car shows with BJ...

Duration:01:24:47

Live from CES 2018

1/15/2018
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Technology plays an extremely large role in the automotive industry, and this was readily apparent at CES 2018. We begin the show with Bob Starr of Yamaha Motor Corporation who explains their gesture controlled motorcycle, MOTOROiD, and the work they are doing to improve driver-bike unity. Next, John Eggert of Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. talks with us about their laser system which uses 3D imaging to provide a 360 view around the car. After that, we chat with Chris Wiklund from Arity, a spin-off...

Duration:01:24:37

NAIAS, CES, Dodge Demon, and the Exorcist | #320

1/6/2018
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It's a new year and Alan is gearing up for a month of some of the big trade shows; CES, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale are just around the corner. We chat with some of our favorite guests about what this year has in store. We begin the show with automotive journalist BJ Killeen who discusses the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Award (NACTOY), and rides that are about to make their debut at NAIAS. Next, Brian Moody of...

Duration:01:24:38

New Models, Electronic Brakes, and NACTOY | #319

1/4/2018
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The last episode of the year gears us up for the shifts in the automotive industry for 2018. We begin the show with automotive journalist BJ Killeen who reviews the new Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. Next, technology expert John Ellis discusses his new book, The Zero Dollar Car. He explains how our cars will have the potential to use data tracking monetarily and in turn pay for themselves. Then, Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book, sounds off about the North American Car, Utility,...

Duration:01:24:39

Winter Driving, 2018 Car Reviews, and Autonomous Cars | #318

12/23/2017
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The new year is rapidly approaching and that means that the 2018 models are hitting the roads. We begin the hour with automotive journalist BJ Killeen who reviews the Chevrolet Equinox and joins in on Alan's excitement about the not-so-far-off arrival of his Dodge Demon. Next, we chat with Benjamin Hunting, who after some exciting test drives overseas, reviews the BMW M5 and Volvo XC40. Benjamin also explains some issues that arise for autonomous vehicles in bad weather conditions....

Duration:01:24:20

LA Auto Show, Kia Stinger, and 2018 Jeep Wrangler | #317

12/16/2017
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Alan is back from his insane month of traveling; we catch up with some of our favorite contributors. We begin the hour with JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, who shares his experience at the LA Auto Show, and discusses Nissan's involvement with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Next, BJ Killen, automotive journalist for The Sunday Drive, joins in on the fun to chat about the CES, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and the merging of the technology and the automotive...

Duration:01:24:06

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