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The Drive with Alan Taylor

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Listen LIVE on Saturday or via Podcast 24/7 THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast-paced look at today’s automotive industry in a pedal-to-the-metal, two-hour weekly show. 30+ year broadcast veteran and award-winning host, Alan Taylor, along with a gang of fellow automotive aficionados, bring you on a veritable thrill ride devoted to the latest car news, test-drive results, how-to car maintenance tips, auto show coverage, and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, hear exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent newsmakers from around the world.

Listen LIVE on Saturday or via Podcast 24/7 THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast-paced look at today’s automotive industry in a pedal-to-the-metal, two-hour weekly show. 30+ year broadcast veteran and award-winning host, Alan Taylor, along with a gang of fellow automotive aficionados, bring you on a veritable thrill ride devoted to the latest car news, test-drive results, how-to car maintenance tips, auto show coverage, and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, hear exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent newsmakers from around the world.
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Los Angeles, CA

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Listen LIVE on Saturday or via Podcast 24/7 THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast-paced look at today’s automotive industry in a pedal-to-the-metal, two-hour weekly show. 30+ year broadcast veteran and award-winning host, Alan Taylor, along with a gang of fellow automotive aficionados, bring you on a veritable thrill ride devoted to the latest car news, test-drive results, how-to car maintenance tips, auto show coverage, and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, hear exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent newsmakers from around the world.

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English

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541-471-1479


Episodes

The Craftsman Garage at SEMA 2018 Part 2 | #354

11/17/2018
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We're back with another week of coverage from the Craftsman Garage at SEMA 2018. First up, Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars gives us his origin story and updates us on the shows status in the world of Discovery Network ratings. Next, Art Morrison Enterprises Owner, Art Morrison, and Operations Manager, Craig Morrison, discuss the art of balancing shop work and outdoor play; also, catch some tips for a peaceful working relationship with your family members. Before he was a 3000-HP...

Duration:01:24:19

The Craftsman Garage at SEMA 2018 Part 1 | #353

11/10/2018
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Alan heads up the Craftsman Garage live stage for SEMA 2018 as the automotive industry once again gathers in Las Vegas, Nevada to show of their latest innovations and new products. Up first, "Wheeler Dealers" Host, Mike Brewer, shares his automotive enthusiasm and origin story on the Craftsman live stage. Next, Star of "Fast N' Loud", Richard Rawlings, discusses his numerous lucrative business ventures, from tequila, energy drinks, and restaurants to his multiple television shows. Shifting...

Duration:01:24:20

News From the Industry, 2018 Hyundai Sonata, and More! | #352

10/27/2018
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Our favorite automotive journalists and industry experts weigh in on a slew of news in this power-packed episode of the THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor. First up, Kelley Blue Book Executive Publisher, Karl Brauer, fills us in on Ford's commitment to an increased production run of Ford GT, the workings and benefits of NACTOY, and the death of auto shows. Then, Reviver Auto CEO, Neville Boston, describes how they were able to bring the world's first digital electronic license plate to market while...

Duration:01:24:22

Hellcrate Jeep Wrangler at SEMA, V8s, Kia Forte, and Burt Reynolds | #351

10/20/2018
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Sometimes the fact that an engine is powerful isn't enough. You want to feel its strength and hear it's roar! That's why Alan loves a great V8 block. First up, as the 2018 SEMA Show draws nearer, Owner of Collins Bros Jeep, Dennis Collins, shares how he's upping the ante on 6.4L Hemi Jeep Wrangler JL builds with a 707 hp V8 Hellcat engine. We also hear about some amazing new finds that Dennis has uncovered with his 'Classics Wanted Dead or Alive' initiative. Next, Autotrader Executive...

Duration:01:24:10

Formula E, Jaguar E-Pace, Manual Transmissions, and Trade Wars | #350

10/13/2018
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The auto industry is advancing at a rapid pace, implementing new safety and entertainment technologies and upgrading existing systems; but where the auto gods giveth, the auto gods taketh away. Is the phasing out of manual transmissions taking it too far? We'll explore this topic throughout the show, but first President and CEO of Brembo North America, Dan Sandberg, discusses what makes Formula E unique. Then, freelance automotive journalist George Kennedy III offers a tire safety warning,...

Duration:01:24:09

'Wheeler Dealers', NASCAR, Chevrolet Silverado, and Brembo | #349

10/6/2018
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We've got another fun-filled week of The Drive with Alan Taylor, including Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead from 'Wheeler Dealers', Steven Cole Smith, and Dan Sandberg of Brembo Brakes. First off, 'Wheeler Dealers' co-hosts Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead fill us in on details for the 16th season of the show. With 27 episodes and a slew of new cars, including a Volvo 850 T5 C, '91 Alfa Romeo 164 L, Lotus Elan M100, 2004 Dodge RAM SRT-10, this season promises to be one of their most diverse yet. Then,...

Duration:00:42:07

Rideshare, Hybrids and Electrics, Flood Damage, Tailgating, and Upcoming Events | #348

9/29/2018
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Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, brings us the latest advice and reviews from the site to keep us in the automotive loop, on this episode of The DRIVE with Alan Taylor. First off, Alan reflects on his stellar experience with the rideshare services Lyft and Uber while in New York City. Then, we discover Autotrader's top picks for 2018 electric and hybrid vehicles, from the Chevrolet Bolt to the Chrysler Pacifica. While electric vehicles are making much-needed progress in range,...

Duration:00:42:08

Iron Resurrection, Shift Industries, BMW X6 M, and More! | #347

9/15/2018
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We're back in the saddle for another car-crazy week of THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor. Kicking off the show, Joe Martin, host of popular Velocity reality television series, "Iron Resurrection", says he keeps 'fake drama' clear of his show. We learn how Joe and crew will be keeping it real in the latest season and get a preview of two projects in the queue, a 1971 Chevrolet C10 and 1950 Mercury. Plus, we find out how Joe went from tinkering on bicycles in Dallas, to becoming the master car...

Duration:01:24:08

2018 J.D. Power Consumer Studies, Auto News, and Test Drives | #346

9/8/2018
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The auto industry is like a fine wine, it gets better with age. First, J.D. Power Vice President of Global Automotive, Dave Sargent, reports on the results of their 2018 US APEAL Study, which found automakers to be doing a tremendous job of delivering to customer expectations. Also, find out which technology advances in cars today have people jumping for joy, and which are making people pull their hair out. Then, Automotive Journalist featured on Automobilemag.com, Steven Cole Smith, fills...

Duration:01:23:58

Monterey Car Week from Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2018 | #345

9/1/2018
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Monterey Car Week was in full swing last weekend, and Alan sat down with some of the best guys the car hobby has to offer at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. First off, Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO, Ed Justice, Jr., was blown away by the auction of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for an astounding $48.5 million, awe inspiring historic races, an unrestored IndyCar from the 60s, and a rare 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo Pininfarina Coupe. Monterey Car Week truly is a window into the...

Duration:01:24:09

Craftsman Launch, Fisker Inc., Motorz Project, and Monterey Car Week | #344

8/25/2018
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Monterey Car Week is fast approaching and promises to bring us the sexiest, classiest, hottest cars of the year in a slew of amazing events. First, Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock of JoshCAR, is working on the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood." Allegedly, production crews shut down seven blocks of Hollywood Boulevard for five days for an practical effect film shoot for the movie. Josh reveals his favorite part of...

Duration:01:24:35

Mustang Bullitt, Regenerative Braking, and Brian France's DUI | #343

8/11/2018
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They really don't make any bad vehicles these days and luckily our favorite automotive experts help us narrow down the right car for us. We begin the show with automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, who discusses why premium SUVs are taking a top spot in the market. BJ and Alan also talk about the 2018 Ford F-150 diesel that Alan drove down to Newport Beach and they excitedly chat about the greatly improved fuel consumption of most new trucks. Then, Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley...

Duration:01:24:12

Goodwood Festival of Speed, Hyundai Sonata Eco, and Chevy Traverse | #342

7/21/2018
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Are you ready to have your senses teased by the latest automotive news? We begin the show with Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, who just attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He gushes about this amazing event that takes place on the estate an English Royal and explains that it was an opportunity for manufacturers to show off their newest designs as well as vintage models. He excitedly sounds off about his opportunity to drive a McLaren 570S Spider and be driven in a...

Duration:01:24:35

Volvo's New Factory, Affordable Cars to Insure, and Mitsubishi Mirage GT | #341

7/14/2018
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Whether you're looking for an affordable car, a car show to attend or the latest auto reviews - we've got it all. Executive editor of Autotrader, Brain Moody, joins us to talk about the new Volvo factory in Charleston, South Carolina. He explains that after all the work Volvo is doing to make safer, more reliable vehicles, it is pretty neat that they're basically building the car of the future right here in the United States. Changing lanes, Brian reviews the 2018 Mazda CX 9 which is so...

Duration:00:42:21

24 Hours of Le Mans, J.D. Power Initial Quality, and 2018 Range Rover HSE | #340

7/7/2018
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Being an automotive journalist is an exciting way to live and we get to talk with our favorites that have nothing short of amazing stories to tell us. Ed Justice, Jr. starts the show off by describing his first time attending 24 Hours of Le Mans. While Justice Brothers have sponsored cars and even won the event once, Ed was excited to finally attend and was blown away by the truly epic nature of this race. He also notes that he noticed that Porsche presence at Le Mans was so grand and it was...

Duration:01:24:35

John Oates 356 Porsche, 2018 Ford Expedition, and Depreciating Cars in 2018 | #339

6/30/2018
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Horsepower, groovin' tunes, and the open road sound like the perfect day in many gearheads' minds. We are fortunate enough to begin the show with John Oates of Hall and Oates, who is a real car guy! He answers some questions from THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor's fans on Facebook and tells us how he fell in love with Porsches. John also dives into explaining the new project car he is working on, a Porsche 356, with builder Rod Emery who invented the original 356 Outlaw concept. John also fills us...

Duration:01:24:35

Mark Reuss' Crash, FCA's Five Year Plan, and Best Fuel Sippers | #338

6/9/2018
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It's time to talk cars and we catch up with some of our favorites from the automotive industry. We begin the show with automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, who explains Mark Reuss' recent crash in a Pace car at the Detroit Grand Prix. The Executive Vice President of Global Product Development wrecked a $120,000 2019 Corvette ZR1 when he lost control around a tight left hand turn. He didn't suffer any major injuries but we are sure this is something that will go down in automotive history....

Duration:01:24:35

2018 Land Rover Discovery, The Bandit Run, and Tesla | #337

6/2/2018
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Automobiles just keeping wowing us with their advances in technology and innovative designs. Automotive journalist, George Kennedy, joins us to review the 2018 Land Rover Discovery and he was impressed. He got behind the wheel of the gas-powered V6 model and raves about its ability to truly go anywhere. It also has an amazing towing capacity and an extra package that features Advanced Tow Assist which can help you park a trailer safely. Are you ready to adventure in luxury? Next, Ed Justice,...

Duration:01:24:34

2018 AMCI Global Trusted Brands, DriveShare, and Indy 500 | #336

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:01:24:21

Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Superformance Ford GT, and 2019 Ram 1500 | #335

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