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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

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 have...

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

Live from the Craftsman Garage Pt. 3 | #315

12/9/2017
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The Craftsman Garage was such a blast at the 2017 SEMA Show, and we just can't get enough of these great interviews. We begin the hour with Dave Kindig, Host of Bitchin' Rides, and Steve Mank, Owner of Conestogo Motors. They fill us in on their Craftsman tool stories and share their involvement in this year's SEMA Show. Next, we chat with Casey Currie of Currie Racing, about King of the Hammers and the Currie Enterprises booth at the show. Up next, Chris Duke of Motorz TV chats with us...

Duration:00:48:43

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

11/25/2017
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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 & Cycle tell us about their...

Duration:01:18:17

Live from the Craftsman Garage Pt. 2 | #313

11/18/2017
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We are back with interviews from the 2017 SEMA Show that we will be rolling out over the next few weeks. First up, live from the Craftsman Garage, we chat with the CEO of Barrett-Jackson, Craig Jackson, about the charity cars they had at the last auction in Las Vegas. Next, Troy Trepanier of Rad Rides by Troy shares his history with SEMA, Bonneville racing, and his friendship with Chip Foose. Then, Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, jumps on the mic with legendary builder Steve...

Duration:01:24:36

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

11/11/2017
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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:01:24:40

LIVE from Craftsman Garage at the 2017 SEMA Show: Pt. 1

11/4/2017
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The Las Vegas Convention Center was bustling with automotive enthusiasts for the 2017 SEMA Show. We got the chance to catch up with some of the car celebrities from Discovery and Velocity LIVE at the Craftsman Garage. Fast N' Loud''s Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collins swung by to let us know what wild and crazy things they are up to. Then, we chat with Mike Finnegan of Roadkill who details how the show got started. Shifting gears, we talk with the Diesel Brothers and hear about their...

Duration:01:24:40

Automotive Industry Impressing Consumers One Car at a Time | #309

10/14/2017
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We've said it before and we'll say it again - they don't really make a bad car nowadays. Technology has changed the way we look at our cars, and manufacturers are stepping up to the plate. We begin the hour chatting with Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher for Kelley Blue Book, who gushes over his test drive of the Lexus LC 500, describes the North American Car of the Year judging, and raves about the beautifully redesigned Toyota Camry. Then, we hit the track with Ed Justice, Jr., President...

Duration:01:24:41

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

10/7/2017
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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...

Duration:01:24:42

Volvo's "Care" Program, Bitchin' Rides, and Autonomous Cars

10/5/2017
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Automotive manufacturers are blowing our minds with the things they can make our cars do these days. However, there are still many questions that journalists are asking about the future of mobility. We chat with Karl Brauer, Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, about the judging of The North American Car of the Year and society's acceptance of the autonomous vehicle. Then, BJ Killeen, automotive journalist for The Sunday Drive, tells us about Volvo's climb to the top and their new...

Duration:01:22:00

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

9/16/2017
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How can you prepare for the era of mobility? Automotive journalist, BJ Killeen of The Sunday Drive, 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...

Duration:01:24:37

Jeep Trackhawk Drive Experience, Flood Cars, and More | #305

9/9/2017
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Our cars play vital roles in our daily lives and when you buy a new one, you want to know that it will get you to where you need to go. In the devastating aftermath of the hurricane season, there will be many severely damaged cars to keep a wary eye out for. We chat with Kelley Blue Book's Executive Publisher, Karl Brauer, and automotive journalist, BJ Killeen of The Sunday Drive, about the dangers of purchasing a possibly flood damaged car. Be aware of what your new car could be hiding...

Duration:01:24:40

Volvo's Autonomous Promise, Toyota C-HR, and More | #304

9/2/2017
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We all know that there is a bit of nervousness that comes into any conversation about autonomous cars. The fact is they are here to stay; it's time to start looking at how to adapt. We chat with BJ Killeen, automotive journalist for The Sunday Drive, about her recent trip to test Volvo's newest fleet. Russell Datz, National Media Relations Manager for Volvo Car USA, shares about some large promises they are making to help assure their buyers that they put safety and quality first. Changing...

Duration:01:24:39

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