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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

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

9/17/2400
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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:00:42:16

Breakdowns, Travel Tips, Infiniti QX30, and More | #306

9/17/2018
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How can you prepare for the era of mobility? Automotive journalist, BJ Killeen shares tips on what to do when you break down in a heavily trafficked area. She also discusses the Mercedes-Benz X-Class concept truck which is not exactly what you would expect. Veering down a different path, Chris Sheldrick, CEO of What3Words, sounds off about their revolutionary new navigation system that has covered the entire world. Next, TravelPulse Founder, Mark Murphy, discusses traveling after a natural...

Duration:01:24:31

Aston Martin Vanquish S, Savior of Sedans, and More | #308

9/17/2018
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The season of auto shows is just around the corner, and automotive journalists are getting the pleasure of reviewing the 2018 models that are hitting the dealerships. We begin the hour with automotive journalist, Steven Cole Smith, who gives us a NASCAR update and reviews the sporty, 2018 Kia Stinger. After that, Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher for Kelley Blue Book, tells us about his sophisticated ride in the 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S, and shares that the 2018 Honda Accord could be the...

Duration:01:24:35

"Live on Stage" Shell Interviews at SEMA 2017 Pt. 1 | #312

9/17/2018
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A wealth of automotive knowledge is very present at the SEMA show every year. The Shell Pioneering Performance "Live on Stage" Experience played host to some of the greats in the industry. We begin the hour with Gale Banks of Banks Power, who has played a large role in military engines for 41 years, and he gives us an inside look on what his company is working on now. Changing lanes, NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, Larry Dixon, tells us that they will be awarding one lucky winner the...

Duration:01:24:33

"Live on Stage" Shell interviews from SEMA 2017 Pt. 2 | #314

9/17/2018
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More interviews from the Shell Pioneering Performance "Live on Stage" Experience are here, and our special guests catch us up to speed. We begin the show with Dan Sandberg, President of Brembo North America, and Matt Edmonds, Chief Marketing Officer of Tire Rack, who chat with us about the evolution of online tire orders, and aftermarket manufacturers' dedication to the constant improvement of their products. Next up, Kevin Tully and Chad Hill of Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle tell us about their...

Duration:01:18:10

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

9/17/2018
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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, Automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, 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 industries. Then, BJ talks...

Duration:01:23:59

BMW 5 Series, Roadie, and Daytona 500 | #326

9/17/2018
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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:01:24:30

Live from the 2018 New York International Auto Show | #329

9/17/2018
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Live interviews from the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) catch us up to speed with the latest rides. We begin the hour with Joy Falotico of the Lincoln Motor Company, who discusses the sales of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and the introduction of the gorgeous Lincoln Aviator. Next, Lincoln's Robert Parker talks with us about the praises and special attention that their brand gets in China. Then, Lincoln's, David Woodhouse, shares Lincoln's guiding design principles. After that, we...

Duration:01:17:57

Walker Evans Racing

9/17/2018
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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 was...

Duration:00:06:35

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

9/17/2018
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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:01:24:27

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

9/17/2018
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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:01:24:28

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

9/17/2018
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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:01:24:02

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