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The Drive with Alan Taylor

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This show brings the Auto world to the airwaves! The Drive is a pedal-to-the-metal show devoted to the latest car news and test-drive results; auto show coverage; industry expert insights and behind the scenes action; as well as interviews with executives, atheletes, celebrities and prominent newsmaker's.




LIVE from Reno's Hot August Nights 2017 | #301

Classy cars cruising the streets every night, live music, autocross, and drag racing - all just a little taste of the eventful week at Hot August Nights in Reno. Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Designs and Bitchin' Rides sounds off about his excitement surrounding this premier car show. Dave, along with his Shop Foreman, Kevin "Kevdogg" Schiele, fill us in on their car giveaway, double-stacked trailer, and their television show. Then, Hot August Night's Executive Director, Mike Whan, shares some...

Duration: 01:24:40

All-Electric B1, Fisker Emotion, and the Definition of Luxury | #300

Automotive designers and engineers are diligently working to pioneer the future of electric cars. Already, we have phenomenal safety features, and range anxiety decreases while power power increases. We begin the hour with Robert Bollinger, Founder and CEO of Bollinger Motors, who tells us about the world's first all-electric, all-wheel drive, on/off road sport utility truck, the B1. Then, JoshCAR's Hollywood car consultant, Josh Hancock, shares his thoughts on the B1, and describes his...

Duration: 01:24:39

Automotive Genius at its Finest and Priciest | #299

Technology, engineering, horsepower, and even insurance rates - everything in the automotive industry is on the rise. We head into this hour chatting with Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, who reviews the 2018 Dodge Demon, Durango SRT, and the Challenger TA. Then, automotive journalist for Roadfly.com, Brian Armstead, reviews the 2018 Infiniti Q50S. Next, John Ellis, technology expert of Ellis & Associates, shares information on higher insurance rates for Tesla drivers...

Duration: 01:24:29

Aston Martin Valkyrie, Sales of EV Cars, Dodge Demon and Further | #298

Whether you're into muscle, horsepower, electric, or even celebrity car guys, we've got a little something for every gearhead. BJ Killeen, automotive journalist for The Sunday Drive, reviews the luxurious, 2018 Lincoln Navigator and tells us about the pure glamor of this large (or midsize?) SUV. Next, we chat with Michelle Krebs, Senior Analyst at Autotrader, who talks about the fate of sedans, the sales of EV vehicles, and gives some insight on Tesla. Then, we talk with Greg Migliore,...

Duration: 01:24:29

Tesla Model 3, Saleen Mustangs, Brembo Brakes and More | #297

Electric cars, luxury performance, and travel trailers are just a taste of what's in store for this episode. JoshCAR's Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, raves about the 2018 Maserati Levante, a performance SUV wrapped in luxury. Next, Josh talks about Telsa's most affordable yet, the Model 3. Then, we take to the skies with Mark Murphy of TravelPulse who discusses hidden fees and booking mysteries behind our travel plans. Switching gears, we chat with Dan Sandberg, CEO of Brembo...

Duration: 01:24:27

Mobility, Cars of Cuba, and Future Travel Laws | #296

We begin the hour chatting about the wonderful world of RVing, and BJ Killeen, automotive journalist for The Sunday Drive, describes her idea of 'roughing it'. BJ also reviews the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan that is larger than the previous model. Shifting over to something new, Executive Director of Hot August Nights, Mike Whan, tells us all about the event that upwards of 10,000 classic cars will attend. You can look forward to live music, delicious food, cruises, and an autocross track....

Duration: 01:24:38

Barrett-Jackson, Hot August Nights, NASCAR, and Apex Motor Club | #295

There's a lot of excitement happening this summer for all of you car lovers out there. Alan has the inside scoop on recent and upcoming events. We cover the 2017 Northeast Barrett-Jackson collector car auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Connecticut. Chris Duke tells us about his test drive of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro in the shockingly bright color, Krypton Green. Next, we talk with Mike Whan about the 2017 Hot August Nights; 5,000 cars are already registered, Alan will be the...

Duration: 01:24:37

Car Reviews, Hollywood Rides, and Safety Features | #294

Alan is back from a trip to Spain and is ready to talk cars. Brian Moody, of Autotrader, was Alan's test drive co-piolet across the sea, and they review the 2017 Volvo XC60. Brian also talks about the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, HomeLink tech, and the future of autonomous vehicles. Josh Hancock talks Cars III and addresses some car rumors floating around Hollywood. Tim Clyde tells about his company Katzkin Leather Inc., and how they can refresh any car from the mid-late 90s on up. Tony Gaunter,...

Duration: 01:24:28

No More Minivans, Mark Fields Retires, and a Little Movie Magic | #292

Technology is changing the way we look at cars, and automotive manufactures are making some big moves to keep up with trends. BJ Killeen, Brain Moody, Josh Hancock, and John Ellis, discuss their thoughts on the retirement of Ford Motor Company's Mark Fields. There are many theories as to why this shift has happened, and our experts do their best to objectively address this major event in the auto world. We also talk about the waning popularity of the minivan, and which models will be...

Duration: 01:24:33

Track Cars, Latest Ride Reviews, & The Sunday Drive | #291

From car reviews to the track, we are always up on the latest in the automotive industry. In the top of the hour, Karl Brauer reviews the 2018 Honda Odyssey and Benjamin Hunting tells us crazy stories from working with Roadkill Magazine. We chat with BJ Killeen about the 2017 Honda Civic SI. Scotty Reiss of SheBuysCars is on to talk about her test drive of the BMW X4 M4OI with impressive sports mode. We end the hour with The Sunday Drive's host, Mark Perleberg, who tells us that the...

Duration: 01:24:33

Automotive Technology, Reviews, and Motorsports | #290

New car technology is rapidly evolving effecting not only our roadways, but racetracks as well. We take the pulse of the industry with leading automotive experts. Automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, reviews the 2018 VW Atlas, technology expert, John Ellis, talks about our autonomous car future, and motorsports guru, Steven Cole Smith, discusses spectators' waning interest in watching professional racing. In some areas of the car world, consumers are moving towards letting go of the wheel,...

Duration: 01:18:30

Let's Talk Supercars and Technology | FULL EPISODE | #289

The automotive industry is making some extreme advances. Our automotive experts review the newest supercars, and we take the consumer pulse about recent advances in automotive technology. We start off the show talking Hollywood cars with JoshCAR's Josh Hancock. Then, Brain Armstead of Roadfly praises the glory of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Once we've got your engines revving, we shift gears and learn about the 647-horsepower, 2017 Ford GT from Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book. We know,...

Duration: 01:18:31

Rollin' Out on Hollywood's Big Screen | SEGMENT 1 | #289

Iconic cars make an everlasting impression, especially when we connect with them on the big screen. In the past, a single automotive manufacturer would essentially be the exclusive OEM within a film. Today, movies showcase a bevy of cars for an authentic touch. With amazing stunt drivers and killer special effects, we can ride inside some of the most epic vehicles out there. JoshCAR's Josh Hancock is our go-to Hollywood car consultant. Get a sneak peek on upcoming automotive-focused movies...

Duration: 00:06:01

Ford EcoSport Helps Guard the Galaxy | SEGMENT 2 | #289

Recently jumping on board with a major motion picture, the Ford EcoSport joins forces with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Josh Hancock of JoshCAR tells us that Ford put its mark on the film - They've even released an advertisement with a baby Groot directing a stunt driver through heavy fire during a high-speed space chase. Josh is also quick to point out that FCA is steadfastly rooted in the movie business as well, sprinkling popular car models throughout numerous big films. There are...

Duration: 00:06:18

Hollywood Craves the F-150 Ford Raptor | SEGMENT 3 | #289

JoshCAR's Josh Hancock knows cars and more importantly, he knows the cars that film directors are dying to have. While the Fast and the Furious series definitely turns some heads with the modified race cars, Josh is starting to see a popularity rise in beefed-up SUVs and trucks. In fact, he tells us that Ford F-150 Raptor is the truck that many are trying to get their hands on - It's no wonder why, this truck is a lightweight monster that can go anywhere. Discover what other rides we can...

Duration: 00:07:15

The Sweet Sound of a V-6 Italian Symphony | SEGMENT 4 | #289

Brian Armstead of Roadfly fell in love with a new Italian sweetheart, and she just so happens to have a twin turbo. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifolio is an alluring sports sedan that is making a luxurious entrance into the U.S. market. A powerful V-6 pumps her heart and pushes out 505-HP which gets you from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. FCA has added some interior touches that flow seamlessly into this beauty. Her exterior will make you blush with looks so haunting, you'll stop you dead in your...

Duration: 00:10:39

Alfa Romeo Giulia's Rear-Wheel Raw Power | SEGMENT 5 | #289

It turns out that rear-wheel drive and bad weather don't mix, who knew? Brian Armstead of Roadfly tells us why we don't want to let the beautiful Alpha Romeo Giulia play in the rain. She has 505-Horsepower all coming from the back - Even with electronic stability control, she can get a little squirrely when it's wet. Brian ruminates on the gorgeous paint color of his test model, Rosso Competizione, before digging into the three drive mode options. To put it simply, this car drives...

Duration: 00:05:16

Alfa Romeo Makes an American Comeback | SEGMENT 6 | #289

It's been a while since Alfa Romeo released a noticeable car in America, and they came back in a very big, very sexy way. The twin turbo V-6 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a stunning machine, and Brian Armstead of Roadfly tells us why. The Giulia Quadrifolio has Alpha's D.N.A. drive mode system that consists of four drive modes, everything from performance to daily driving. This car is not only dynamic, but is also extremely comfortable in any drive mode, and doesn't beat you up when you shift into...

Duration: 00:06:12

Old Meets New: The Ford GT is Here | SEGMENT 7 | #289

The Ford GT has made its way back to the market - If you thought it was epic before, just wait! Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book is a raving fan of the Ford GT. Recently, Karl got the extremely lucky task of test driving the 2017 Ford GT. This GT aficionado drove his 2005 Ford GT from LA to Salt Lake City, all so he could introduce his current 2005 GT to its 2017 sibling. As an automotive journalist, this was a rare experience and it gave Karl's review an extremely unique angle. One of the...

Duration: 00:06:10

Why Ford Re-released the 2017 Ford GT | SEGMENT 8 | #289

The 2017 Ford GT is an impressive re-release and Kelley Blue Book's Karl Brauer is a huge fan of the supercar. Anyone who is in the loop knows that this was built as a race car, so the narrow cockpit is to be expected. It is extremely lightweight, weighing in at right around 3,100 lbs. (The competition model weighs even less). While much of Karl's test drive is currently embargoed, he does share some stylistic choices that Ford made, keeping us enthralled for future reviews. Its...

Duration: 00:06:09

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