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The Drive with Alan Taylor

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THE DRIVE brings you all the latest automotive news, product reviews, celebrity guests and more. Hosted by award-winning automotive expert, Alan Taylor. For many years, Alan's expertise and quick wit has entertained millions on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, FOX, and the Speed Channel.

THE DRIVE brings you all the latest automotive news, product reviews, celebrity guests and more. Hosted by award-winning automotive expert, Alan Taylor. For many years, Alan's expertise and quick wit has entertained millions on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, FOX, and the Speed Channel.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

THE DRIVE brings you all the latest automotive news, product reviews, celebrity guests and more. Hosted by award-winning automotive expert, Alan Taylor. For many years, Alan's expertise and quick wit has entertained millions on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, FOX, and the Speed Channel.

Language:

English

Contact:

541-471-1479


Episodes

Genesis G90, 2021 Sienna/ Venza, Motorsports in Disarray | #416

5/23/2020
The Genesis G90 has won many accolades, including North American Car of the Year, so what other awards could it win? How about the absolute praise of Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, BJ Killeen? BJ gives us her review of the Genesis G90 after getting to hop behind the wheel recently and says there is almost nothing you could say negative about this car. It even comes with a concierge service. We also learn about the recently revealed 2021 Toyota Sienna and Venza, which come packed...

Duration:01:24:24

Dodge Durango, Dealer Home Services, Indy500, and Auto News | #415

5/16/2020
Starting off the show, Co-founder of Cartender, and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, George Kennedy III, gives us his review of the Dodge Duragno and the new Uconnect 5. If you want space, functionality, and power, the Dodge Durango is for you. Up next, Executive Editor of Autotrader, Brian Moody, discusses Autotrader's Dealer Home Services, gives us a list of the best cars for 2020 graduates, and fills us in on used performance cars...

Duration:01:24:22

A Reopening Industry, Virtual Cars N Coffee, Good Deals | #414

5/2/2020
Speeding ticket madness, motorsports shenanigans, and virtualized car events, that's what we've come to during this pandemic. Starting off the show, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, tells us about a ridiculous string of speeding incidents that have seen law enforcement enacting heavy penalties to would-be drag racers, Ford's huge financial troubles, and the possibility of manufacturing plants getting ready to reopen. Then, we chat with Automotive Journalist for Autoweek,...

Duration:01:24:25

Oil Abundance, Time to Buy Cars, Nissan Versa, Kia 'Plan S' | #413

4/25/2020
Kicking off the show, Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO, Ed Justice, Jr., discusses the oversupply of oil in the United States and what it means for consumers, how it affects the electric vehicle market, and car companies commitment to making ventilators for hospitals. Then, we chat with Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Dealer.com Executive Publisher, Karl Brauer, about the amazing financing available for car loans right now, how car dealerships are having to catch up with the times and...

Duration:01:24:24

Return of Dick Messer, Car Market Chaos, Best Cars of 2020 | #412

4/18/2020
Kicking off the show, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, goes over some troubling news about the state of Ford, premium car brands, and the buyers market that is the automotive industry. Then, we chat with Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, about their article highlighting their 12 best cars of 2020 picks, and offers a word of advice for anyone who can't make their car payments. Changing lanes, long time friend of the show, ex co-host, and Classic Car Expert, Dick Messer,...

Duration:01:24:23

Buy Cars Online, Gladiator Mojave, Kelley Earnhardt Miller | #411

4/11/2020
Have you ever wondered why the car market has been so resistant to joining the rest of us in the digital age? Well, that time may be coming to an end. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced dealerships to turn to other methods selling to their customers. Executive Publisher for Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Dealer.com, Karl Brauer, chats about this change, and gives us an update on how Autotrader is faring during the pandemic. We also learn about the industry's effort to chip in to the...

Duration:01:24:23

Brembo, Fast N' Loud, the Auto Industry, and Momentum Dynamics | #410

4/4/2020
Kicking off the show, President and CEO of Brembo Brakes North America, Dan Sandberg, gives us a status report on how Brembo is getting along in the age of COVID-19. While the company has been hit hard, as they are based in Italy, they still have new tech and new featured cars to show off, like the Mustang Mach-E. Then, Discovery Channel Talent and Co-host of Garage Rehab and Fast n Loud, Russell J Holmes, chats about how he got on to Fast N' Loud, the new season of the show, and Modern...

Duration:01:24:24

COVID-19 Changes the World Around Us as We Catch-Up | #409

3/28/2020
Kicking off the show, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, tells us about the apocalyptic imagery he's seeing in Los Angeles, like a city turned ghost town; it's not just happening in LA either. Josh also fills us in on the rapidly dropping gas prices and complications people will face in this time of crisis trying to buy a new car. Next up, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, BJ Killeen, gives us more details on the Ford Mustang Mach-E and shares how Ford has been using...

Duration:01:24:23

A World Shut Down, Hyundai's New Goods, Affordable 3-Row SUVs | #408

3/21/2020
Another week of the Coronavirus crisis goes by as we wait for things to look like they might return to normalcy. Meanwhile, every inch of every industry is being affected, even the auto industry. Up first, canceled events, questions on whether vehicles will even continue to be released, and the possible slowing down of the EV market in relation to global markets are what Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, and Dealer.com Executive Publisher, Karl Brauer is here to talk about. Then, we chat with...

Duration:01:24:24

COVID-19, What it Means for Our Economy, and Audi Q7 and S4 | #407

3/14/2020
COVID-19 is on everyone's minds these days as we face a global pandemic. In response, almost every event has been canceled for the duration of this outbreak. Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, BJ Killeen, discusses the closure of the Geneva Auto show, the pushback of the New York Auto Show, and the suspension of other big events like Coachella and SuiteWorld. We also chat about an incredible new regenerative tire concept, and take a lighter turn by checking out the current...

Duration:01:24:24

Used EVs, Used Car Market, COVID-19, and Reviews Galore | #406

3/7/2020
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask ourselves some critical questions about the auto industry. Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, discusses the rising electric vehicle (EV) market and the perks of purchasing one of these green machines, and gives us a list of the best SUVs and Minivans for under $30,000. We also ask Brian if he thinks the emergence of COVID-19 and its effect on the global economy will hurt new cars and bring the value of used cars up. Next up,...

Duration:01:24:23

Auto News, GM Trucks, Subaru Winter Driving, Ford V Ferrari | #405

2/29/2020
Kicking off the show, we chat with Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, BJ Killeen, about Facetiming while driving, Ford suing people for selling their GTs before the contractually obligated date, and how the Coronavirus is affecting everything. Then, Co-founder of CarTender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, George Kennedy III, critiques General Motors newly redesigned lineup of trucks. George thinks they're lacking in the...

Duration:01:24:35

Coronavirus Spooks AutoIndustry, Porsche 718, Fast Trucks | #404

2/22/2020
The world is reeling from the economic effects of the Coronavirus! Nowhere is that more evident than in GM's decision to pull out of Australia and Thailand with its flagship brand and Holden. Executive Publisher for Autotrader, Kelly Blue Book, and Dealer.com, Karl Brauer, discusses this issue and also how to get the most out of your used vehicle and the Kelley Blue Book "Instant Cash Offer" feature. Next up, Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, chats about the new, hot electric/hydrogen...

Duration:01:24:24

Lincoln, Diesel Wrangler, Cadillac Escalade, Chicago Show | #403

2/15/2020
Kicking off the show, we chat with Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, BJ Killeen, about her new Lincoln Corsair, which is the rename and refresh of the Lincoln MKC. It's an amazing luxury vehicle for the price and has almost no negative points, except for the lack of a rear cargo cover! Next up, Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, George Kennedy III, reports on the new Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel and...

Duration:01:24:16

Legions of Demons, New Shelby GT500, Ford Explorer ST | #402

2/1/2020
We're wrapping up our coverage of CES 2020 this week as President and CEO of Brembo North America, Dan Sandberg, chats about Toyota's woven city, the Hyundai S-A1, and Brembo's new market research at CES. Then, Popular Technology Radio Host, Mike Etchart, discusses the new Sony VISION-S, Sony's history of being overly controlling, privacy, monopolies, and Sonos action against Google. Next up, President and Founder of ClassicCars.com, Roger Falcione, explains the logic behind his Future...

Duration:01:24:23

Toyota, Sony at CES, Upcoming Car Tech, 15 Best Autos of the Decade | #401

1/25/2020
We're wrapping up our coverage of CES 2020 this week as President and CEO of Brembo North America, Dan Sandberg, chats about Toyota's woven city, the Hyundai S-A1, and Brembo's new market research at CES. Then, Popular Technology Radio Host, Mike Etchart, discusses the new Sony VISION-S, Sony's history of being overly controlling, privacy, monopolies, and Sonos action against Google. Next up, President and Founder of ClassicCars.com, Roger Falcione, explains the logic behind his Future...

Duration:01:24:35

New Tech, Automotive Trends, and Shenanigans at CES 2020 | #400

1/18/2020
There's a lot out see and a lot to learn about this automotive industry we love so much at CES 2020. First, Executive Publisher for Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Dealer.com, Karl Brauer, and Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, discuss one of the biggest reveals at CES 2020, Toyota's 'Woven City' project. It's interesting for us to note how many car companies are dipping their toes in every day tech, and how many tech companies are delving into the automotive world. Take the Sony VISION-S,...

Duration:00:42:15

2020 Outback, Silverado, Ghosn Great Escape, Musk vs Ford | #399

1/4/2020
Kicking off the show we chat with Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, about the new 2020 Subaru Outback, the power and love of Subaru products and their marketing campaign, and Carlos Ghosn's Jason Bourne-esque escape from Japan. Then, we catch up with Cartender Co-Founder and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, George Kennedy III, who recently drove the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD; find out why this truck is a beast, even with a few...

Duration:01:24:24

Decade Review, Ford Material Research, Kia Seltos, Mazda6 | #398

12/21/2019
As 2019 draws to a close we take a look at the technological advancements and struggles the automotive industry has overcome to get to the point it's at today. First up, Ford Senior Technical Leader, Sustainability and Emerging Materials Research Team, Debbie Mielewski, describes how they've partnered with McDonalds to use their coffee roast waste to create a more sustainable and efficient headlamp plastic. We also learn about some other byproduct applications they're looking into and what...

Duration:01:24:23

2020 Kia Soul, New Car Tech, Electric Vehicles, Lexus GX 460 | #397

12/14/2019
If there's one thing we've come to know over the past few weeks, it's that Alan is not the biggest fan of electric cars. He needs that visceral V8 engine growl! To that, Automotive Journalist, BJ Killen, says "OK Boomer." Jokes aside, BJ reviews the new, revamped 2020 Kia Soul X-Line and gives it high marks. Next up, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, fills us in on the return of the 1959 Cadillac that was featured in the original Ghostbusters film for the reboot. Then we...

Duration:01:24:24