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  • Politically Incorrect | FULL SHOW | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 110 min
    This week on The Drive with Alan Taylor we have BJ Killeen, Dick Messer, and Jack Hancock are on the mic. We dig into the latest Hollywood car news, review the new Volkswagen lineup, debate upcoming automotive legislation in the mid-term elections, and discuss the Corvette "Do Not Drive" order. Segment 1: Too Much Tech? Are you ready for the era of electric roads and autonomous cars? BJ Killeen, Dick Messer, and Alan Taylor kick off the show with some spooky technical innovations that inundate daily life. Segment 2: Motorz TV If you want to put a Supercharger on a Mustang, or learn how to install a cold air system for better fuel economy, Motorz TV is your one-stop destination. Alan tells us...
  • Concorso Italiano | FULL SHOW | #160

    Sep 16, 2014 | 85 min
    For our third and final installment of our Monterey Car Week coverage, we're broadcasting from 29th annual Concorso Italiano. Segment 1: Larger than Life Executive Director of the Black Hawk Automotive Museum, Timothy McGrane describes Monterey Car Week as mind boggling. We discuss how the event has grown over the last two decades. Segment 2: Top Selections With a sea of stunning Italian autos, how do judges select the best of the best? President of the Concorso Italiano, Tom McDowell, fills us in. Then, we discuss the now infamous Ferrari 250 GTO that sold at auction for $38 million, and celebrate 100 years of Maserati. Segment 3: Styling Cars The Blackhawk Automotive Museum was purpose bui...
  • VW Test Day | SEGMENT 4 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 8 min
    BJ Killeen recently put Volkswagen's full lineup of vehicles to the test. What stood out? BJ says that the 2015 eGolf is surprisingly fun to drive.
  • Motorz TV | SEGMENT 2 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    If you want to put a Supercharger on a Mustang, or learn how to install a cold air system for better fuel economy, Motorz TV is your one-stop destination. Alan tells us about his favorite new TV program.
  • Don't Drive, Don't Sell | SEGMENT 12 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 8 min
    They're not dubbing it a recall, but GM has officially placed a "Do Not Drive" order on the 2015 Corvette due to ongoing problems with airbags and rear parking brakes. Who's to blame?
  • Taxi of Tomorrow | SEGMENT 10 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    The Nissan NV200 has been selected as NYC's official taxi cab. We talk about the controversy surrounding the selection of a foreign auto manufacturer for the Big Apple.
  • Everyone's an Expert | SEGMENT 11 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 4 min
    Have you ever gone to purchase a new car, and suddenly everyone in your life becomes a car expert? Alan and Josh Hancock discuss.
  • Jaguar XE | SEGMENT 9 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    Let's talk about the 2015 Jaguar XE: the latest sports sedan to take on the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Then, today's car names seem like alphabet soup. The gang sounds off on confusing car names.
  • Top Selections | SEGMENT 2 | #160

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    With a sea of stunning Italian autos, how do judges select the best of the best? President of the Concorso Italiano, Tom McDowell, fills us in. Then, we discuss the now infamous Ferrari 250 GTO that sold at auction for $38 million, and celebrate 100 years of Maserati.
  • Cars and Politics | SEGMENT 13 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    The mid-term elections are fast approaching. The gang encourages you to get out and vote: the future of America and our automotive landscape depend on it!
  • News and Rumors | SEGMENT 6 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    Rumors have surfaced about the departure of Jim Farley, Ford's current Head of Global Marketing. We talk about the latest automotive rumors, and C-Suite swaps.
  • Push Button Push Back | SEGMENT 5 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Recent car changes including push button ignitions are receiving mixed reviews from aging car buyers. Josh Hancock joins the show as we debate what ignition system should reign supreme: key or button.
  • Car Flicks | SEGMENT 15 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 8 min
    Be on the look out for some amazing car movies coming down the pike! Hollywood car consultant, Josh Hancock fills us in on his top silver-screen picks including the Mad Max remake and Fast & Furious 7.
  • Too Much Tech? | SEGMENT 1 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Are you ready for the era of electric roads and autonomous cars? BJ Killeen, Dick Messer, and Alan Taylor kick off the show with some spooky technical innovations that inundate daily life.
  • Wagon V. SUV | SEGMENT 8 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 9 min
    SUV's may have a tougher image, but wagons and minivans may make the most sense from growing families. We discuss some of our favorite wagons and small SUV's.
  • What's in a name? | SEGMENT 16 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 6 min
    The Dodge Dart is back, but is the nameplate too dated to reach a younger clientele? Alan reviews the affordable car that is struggling to make sales.
  • Small Spaces | SEGMENT 14 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 9 min
    Tesla is displaying the Model S in relatively tiny showrooms. Although the ultra small display areas may decrease buying pressure, will it negatively impact ongoing car services and customer care?
  • Larger than Life | SEGMENT 1 | #160

    Sep 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Executive Director of the Black Hawk Automotive Museum, Timothy McGrane describes Monterey Car Week as mind boggling. We discuss how the event has grown over the last two decades.
  • Fuel Solutions | SEGMENT 3 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    The state of California is aiming to have 87% of all cars sold by 2050 to be zero-emission, electric, or hydrogen fuel cell cars. President and CEO of Neah Power Systems, Chris D'Couto, discusses the new Formic Acid Reformer that generates hydrogen more safely than ever before.
  • Photos Leaked | SEGMENT 7 | #161

    Sep 16, 2014 | 7 min
    The new Batman feature film is in production now, and photos have been leaked of the infamous Batmobile. Hollywood car consultant, Josh Hancock fills us in on the latest changes.
  • Obstacles, Economics & Motorland | FULL SHOW | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 127 min
    We talk to the World's first blind mechanic, learn about Craftsman's Restoration Rollout, review our favorite sports cars, and get the low-down on Motorland! Segment 1: Pebble Beach Alan, BJ KIlleen, Dick Messer, and Kevin Beard take a moment to reflect on Pebble Beach, and catching up with Jay Leno. Now that Leno has more time on his hands, he's getting back to wrenching on his amazing collection. Segment 2: Bonhams Auction A Ferrari 250 GTO recently crossed the block for $38 million at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction. Did you know that the owner of Bonhams Auction House actually bought the car from his own company? Dick Messer fills us in. Segment 3: Economics Pebble Beach Concours d'Elega...
  • Content You Want | SEGMENT 17 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Motorland is your personal media concierge to car television heaven! Nick Turner fills us in on what programming you can watch now, and where to find it.
  • Should you lease? | SEGMENT 4 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 9 min
    1 in 4 new car sales is actually a lease. Is leasing a better deal than buying these days? We weigh the options factoring in average yearly mileage, monthly payment cost, and maintenance.
  • Nick Turner | SEGMENT 18 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Wrapping up the hour, we learn a little about Nick Turner's journey from British rockstar to full blown car guy.
  • For your viewing pleasure... | SEGMENT 15 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 8 min
    What is Motorland? TV4 Entertainment's Nick Turner tells us about the on demand channel dedicated to everything motoring. Find and watch the best automotive entertainment in one place!
  • Survivors | SEGMENT 13 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Beyond chrome and paint, survivor cars ware their years proudly. BBC Autos automotive reporter, Jim Resnick sounds off on the burgeoning popularity of the survivor classic cars.
  • Project 7 | SEGMENT 10 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 9 min
    We learn how Owner of Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle, Kevin Tully got his start working on cars. Changing gears, we learn about the newest iteration of the F-TYPE called Project 7 from Jaguar's Jeff Curry.
  • All that Drama | SEGMENT 16 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 10 min
    Tired of the psuedo reality shows? Us too. For programming with grit that gets rid of the manufactured drama, check out Motorland; the new Hulu station for auto lovers.
  • Google Car News | SEGMENT 7 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 6 min
    It's been announced that the Google will be mandated to include a steering wheel into their self-driving cars. Would you consider owning a car without one?
  • Cadillac ATS Coupe | SEGMENT 11 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 7 min
    The Cadillac ATS Coupe is a head turner! We talk about the bold and balanced design, the widened rear end, and the impact of having All Wheel Drive with Cadillac's Global Marketing Director, Jim Vurpillat.
  • Overcoming Obstacles | SEGMENT 5 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Cliff Anderson is the World's first certified blind mechanic. He diagnoses and fixes vehicles by touch and sound. Cliff shares his inspiring story.
  • Elegance & Performance | SEGMENT 12 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Cadillac at the race track? You bet! Jim Vurpillat is phoning in from the Pirelli World Challenge Series where they're racing the CTS-V Coupe.
  • Economics | SEGMENT 3 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it an amazing event to attend, but man is it pricey! Alan and crew compare outrageous hotel costs. Then, KBB's Karl Brauer says that used car sales are continuing to hold at near record highs.
  • Bonhams Auction | SEGMENT 2 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 8 min
    A Ferrari 250 GTO recently crossed the block for $38 million at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction. Did you know that the owner of Bonhams Auction House actually bought the car from his own company? Dick Messer fills us in.
  • Blind Mechanic | SEGMENT 6 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Could you do your job with your eyes closed? Long time listener and car lover, Cliff Alderson lost his eyesight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. That hasn't stopped cliff from pursuing a career as a mechanic! Learn more about Cliff's story.
  • Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe | SEGMENT 8 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Alan is out of town so his wife Jan is testing out the Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupe. With 550 horsepower, this car insists on screaming down the road (all the way to the local Costco).
  • Get a Wagon | SEGMENT 14 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 5 min
    Station wagons are all the rage! Jim Resnick says that often times a station wagon is a better platform than a giant SUV for families. Find out why.
  • Pro-touring Merc | SEGMENT 9 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Craftsman's 2014 Restoration Rollout is underway. From Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle, Kelly Tully tells us about the 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente that's being "Made to Race."
  • Pebble Beach | SEGMENT 1 | #158

    Aug 23, 2014 | 5 min
    Alan, BJ KIlleen, Dick Messer, and Kevin Beard take a moment to reflect on Pebble Beach, and catching up with Jay Leno. Now that Leno has more time on his hands, he's getting back to wrenching on his amazing collection.
  • The Quail | FULL SHOW | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 85 min
    We're on the road for Monterey Car Week. For part one of our three week coverage, we're broadcasting from The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in the Porsche booth. Segment 1: Ferrari 250 GTO A Ferrari 250 GTO recently broke records and made news when it crossed the block for $38 million during Monterey Car Week. Ed Justice Jr. and Dan Sandberg discuss why people are paying big bucks to invest in classic cars. Then, we take a moment to acknowledge the passing of comedic icon, Robin Williams. Segment 2: Jay Leno and Hybrid HP Monterey Car Week is a veritable who's who of the automotive industry. We talk about Jay Leno's amazing car collection before delving into the new face of horsepower; the ...
  • Better Products | SEGMENT 7 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Before tackling a noisy passerby, Alan and crew discuss how auto manufacturers are aiming to set their brands apart by incorporating choice products like Brembo brakes.
  • Ferrari 250 GTO | SEGMENT 1 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 7 min
    A Ferrari 250 GTO recently broke records and made news when it crossed the block for $38 million during Monterey Car Week. Ed Justice Jr. and Dan Sandberg discuss why people are paying big bucks to invest in classic cars. Then, we take a moment to acknowledge the passing of comedic icon, Robin Williams.
  • EcoBoost | SEGMENT 4 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 8 min
    The new Ford Expedition will have a V6 EcoBoost engine that cranks out more than the original V8! Alan and the gang discuss the new engine option saving drivers cash at the pump.
  • Hybrids | SEGMENT 9 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 8 min
    Hybrid technology is more than just saving money on gas; it's a feature of performance. Porsche's Detlev von Platen says that Hybrid is no longer synonymous with boring cars. Rather it's about fun, capable, powerful machines.
  • Launch Mode | SEGMENT 3 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 8 min
    0-60 MPH in 2.5 seconds! That's how fast the Porsche 918 Spyder takes off. Alan, Ed Justice Jr., and Dan Sandberg discuss the feeling of putting the pedal to the floor in today's fastest cars.
  • Jay Leno & Hybrid HP | SEGMENT 2 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 6 min
    Monterey Car Week is a veritable who's who of the automotive industry. We talk about Jay Leno's amazing car collection before delving into the new face of horsepower; the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder.
  • 918 Test Drive | SEGMENT 10 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 11 min
    Chad McQueen is fresh from his test drive of the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. From race mode to all-electric, tune in for Chad's review. Then, find out about Chad's latest projects. Then, we learn about Chad's latest films and documentaries.
  • Spirit of Aloha | SEGMENT 5 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 9 min
    What is Aaron Hagar doing at The Quail? We find out about Sammy's Beach Bar Rum, and the custom '56 Chevrolet 210 Wagon that Aaron transformed into a Woody (complete with hand carved Tiki of Happiness).
  • Porsche Passion | SEGMENT 8 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Porsche is on a mission to bring the future of sports cars to consumers via the hybrid 918 Spyder. Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche North America, shares how the 918 combines beauty, power, and efficiency.
  • Bentley House | SEGMENT 11 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 6 min
    On the Pebble Beach Golf Course is the luxurious Bentley House. Alan took a recent visit and describes the cars and decor featured including a $22,000 couch!
  • Best of Show | SEGMENT 12 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 7 min
    We're officially salivating over the cars parked on the lawn at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club. Acura's Head of Global Design, Dave Marek and Brembo's Dan Sandberg sound off on their favorites.
  • Kids These Days | SEGMENT 6 | #157

    Aug 19, 2014 | 7 min
    Is the era of "car people" coming to a close? From Rat Runners Garage, Aaron Hagar discusses the importance of letting kids scratch, sniff and feel cars to build relationships and memories.
  • Don't Change That Channel! | SEGMENT 18 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Are you hungry for motorsports? MAVTV has what you're craving! Bob Patison gives us a sneak peek of the new show line-up.
  • Forrest Lucas | SEGMENT 17 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 8 min
    MAVTV is your television destination for all things motorsports. Bob Patison shares how owner Forrest Lucas took his love of motorsports and built Lucas Oil Products before creating the television network with unparalleled automotive coverage.
  • Exchange Rates | SEGMENT 6 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Let's talk about money. BJ sounds off on the price of travel in China from cab fare to dinner. Then, what single car would BJ select to drive in China? Find out.
  • Predicting Danger | SEGMENT 14 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 7 min
    The brand new Nissan Murano uses radar to predict possible collisions by scanning not only the car in front of you, but the car in front of that! Scott Pak discusses this and other advanced safety features available from Nissan.
  • Sunswift eVe | SEGMENT 11 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 6 min
    A new electric with a longer range than the Tesla? Yes! From Wired Magazine, Jordan Golson gives us the lowdown on the new electric Sunswift eVe developed by a team of college students.
  • Solar Powerplant | SEGMENT 12 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 7 min
    Combining solar and electric power, the Sunswift eVe prototype may lead to the the World's first street-legal solar powered car. Jordan Golson fills us in on this exciting student project.
  • Nissan Murano | SEGMENT 13 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Imagine a car that predicts danger on the road. Nissan's Scott Pak explains the tech behind the Predictive Forward Collision Warning System available in the new Murano.
  • True Reviews | SEGMENT 7 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Are Brits more honest about car reviews that Americans? BBC Automotive Expert, Jim Resnick sounds off.
  • Whoa Nessy! | SEGMENT 9 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 8 min
    Karl Brauer is freshly home from the shores of Loch Ness where he had the opportunity to test drive a 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish. Hear Karl's review. Then, President of Aston Martin America, Julian Jenkins phones in with an advanced preview of Pebble Beach.
  • Eyes on the Road | SEGMENT 16 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 8 min
    Put your phone away, and integrate a heads-up display in your car instead! Doug Simpson fills us in on the inception of Navdy.
  • Purity of Essence | SEGMENT 8 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 7 min
    1990 saw the introduction of the Mazda Miata. Today, more than one million models are happily rolling around the world. Jim Resnick explains the qualities and components that have lead to the fandom of this popular sports car.
  • Bespoke | SEGMENT 10 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Q by Aston Martin allows you to customize your car from the ground up. You can even match the thread to your wife's favorite fingernail polish! Julian Jenkins explains the benefits of bespoke cars before talking specs and pricing.
  • Navdy | SEGMENT 15 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 8 min
    "It feels like driving in the future." Navdy is the heads up display that works in the car you already own. If that wasn't cool enough, it also has voice and gesture control capability. Navy CEO and Cofounder, Dog Simpson tells us more.
  • A World Away | SEGMENT 5 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Sometimes you need to experience life in a foreign country to appreciate what you have back home. BJ sounds off on working and living conditions in China.
  • Foreign Affairs, Safety Tech, and Motorsports | FULL SHOW | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 127 min
    BJ Killeen reports from Shanghai with the latest auto trends abroad. Then, get an advanced look at the action during Monterey Week. discuss the Aston Martin Vanquish, Sunswift eVe prototype, Nissan Murano, Navdy HUD system, and MAVTV. Segment 1: Culture Shock BJ Killeen is phoning in from Shanghai, China where she's training workers about all things Lincoln. BJ describes some of the cultural differences impacting safety precautions. Segment 2: Language Barrier While trying to explain Lincoln's "Roll Stability Control" feature to her Chinese translator, BJ Killeen ran into a few problems. We talk about the difficulties surrounding being a global car manufacturer. Segment 3: Viva Italia If you...
  • Viva Italia | SEGMENT 3 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 8 min
    If you love Italian cars, Concorso Italiano is the car show of a lifetime. We're counting down to Monterey Week, and Tom McDowell is giving us a sneak preview of the 2014 highlights.
  • On the Street | SEGMENT 4 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 10 min
    China may be the largest growing segment for luxury cars, but what about classic vehicles? From Shanghai, BJ Killeen discusses the cars on the road, mass quantities of scooters, and drivers with nerves of steel.
  • Culture Shock | SEGMENT 1 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 6 min
    BJ Killeen is phoning in from Shanghai, China where she's training workers about all things Lincoln. BJ describes some of the cultural differences impacting safety precautions.
  • Language Barrier | SEGMENT 2 | #156

    Aug 14, 2014 | 7 min
    While trying to explain Lincoln's "Roll Stability Control" feature to her Chinese translator, BJ Killeen ran into a few problems. We talk about the difficulties surrounding being a global car manufacturer.
  • Pony Car Hay Day | SEGMENT 15 | #155

    Aug 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Ford is building in durability and potential as an OEM so that third party builders like Shelby, Hennessey, and Roush can take it to the next level. Steve Ling, Aaron Hagar, Joe Petralia, and Shelby Jackson sound off on their favorite pony cars.
  • 2014 Hot August Nights | FULL SHOW | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 126 min
    Segment 1: Lights, Cameras, ACTION! Over 20 cameras and 90 staff members are capturing the action across the block and on the streets in Reno Nevada for Barrett-Jackson. The man himself, Craig Jackson fills us in on where you can tune in. Segment 2: Cars Make Scars Aaron Hagar has offered blood, sweat and tears to the Car Gods during his career. His latest project is no exception; a'56 Chevy 210 Wagon turned Woodie Wagon. Segment 3: A Love Affair The 2014 Hot August Nights and Barrett-Jackson Auction Event has raised the bar. Reno Mayor Bob Cashell discusses the amazing impact the event has on the city of Reno. Segment 4: Preservationist or Hoarder? Joe Petralia, TV Star of "Lord of the Car ...
  • Ford F-150 | SEGMENT 13 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 7 min
    Did you know that the aluminum panels on the new Ford F-150 are MORE dent resistant than the original steel? Steve Ling steps up to the mic to talk about the lighter, stronger design.
  • Cars Make Scars | SEGMENT 2 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 5 min
    Aaron Hagar has offered blood, sweat and tears to the Car Gods during his career. His latest project is no exception; a'56 Chevy 210 Wagon turned Woodie Wagon.
  • Big Scoop | SEGMENT 16 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 11 min
    Ford will be bringing a very special Mustang to the Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson event in September. The 50th Anniversary Limited Edition will be crossing the block to benefit Henry Ford Hospital System. Steve Ling tells us more.
  • Ladies Man | SEGMENT 12 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 7 min
    Richard Rawlings is every bit the character that you see on Fast 'N Loud. Alan, Aaron Hagar and Joe Peralia share funny stories about the crazy chick magnet.
  • Rusty or Shiny | SEGMENT 10 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 11 min
    The rat rod counterculture is growing and converging with the "shiny" cars at Barrett-Jackson. What brings two car buffs from both groups together? Alan suggests that it's all about what's under the hood.
  • Love and Contracts | SEGMENT 9 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 8 min
    From contract negotiations to anniversary celebrations and action at the block; this segment covers a lot of ground. Then, Aaron explains his love for rejuvenating cars that have been discarded and left behind.
  • Truck Talk | SEGMENT 11 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan's recent diet regime has left him feeling like he has a shrunken brain. That leads to some silly antics before segwaying into truck performance comparisons with Aaron Hagar and Joe Petralia.
  • Ford Performance | SEGMENT 17 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 6 min
    Drive it like you stole it! It's a motto embraces by people who love to go fast. We talk about Ford's performance lineup with Steve Ling including the Raptor, Fiesta ST, and Focus ST.
  • Lights, Camera, ACTION! | SEGMENT 1 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 8 min
    Over 20 cameras and 90 staff members are capturing the action across the block and on the streets in Reno Nevada for Barrett-Jackson. The man himself, Craig Jackson fills us in on where you can tune in. Then, Ron Pratte's immaculate and broad collection of cars will be auctioned at the 2015 Scottsdale Auction. Find out what notable vehicles you should keep an eye out for.
  • First Rides | SEGMENT 5 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 8 min
    Joe "The Hat" Petralia was the tender age of 14 when he acquired his first ride, and there was no going back. Alan and Joe talk about chasing down titles, home remedies for a seized motor, and what it means to be part of the collector car hobby.
  • An exotic bicycle? | SEGMENT 6 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 7 min
    In a sea of cool cars, there was something a bit different that caught Alan's eye. Phantom Bikes has a new 1930's inspired design called the Ghost R. John King gives us the details.
  • Preservationist or Hoarder? | SEGMENT 4 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 8 min
    Joe Petralia, TV Star of "Lord of the Car Hoards" has brought five great cars to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Reno. Joe "The Hat" makes auction predictions, tells us where to watch his show, and shares his personal philosophy on car restorations.
  • Pony Car Hay Day | SEGMENT 15 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 6 min
    Ford is building in durability and potential as an OEM so that third party builders like Shelby, Hennessey, and Roush can take it to the next level. Steve Ling, Aaron Hagar, Joe Petralia, and Shelby Jackson sound off on their favorite pony cars.
  • A Love Affair | SEGMENT 3 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 8 min
    The hotels are packed, and the streets are lined with custom builds and classic cars. The 2014 Hot August Nights and Barrett-Jackson Auction Event has raised the bar. Reno Mayor Bob Cashell discusses the amazing impact the event has on the city of Reno.
  • Car Naturalists | SEGMENT 7 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 6 min
    How do you define a Rat Rod? Aaron Hagar and Joe Petralia wax poetic on the art of preserving and resurrecting old metal. Then, hear the purr of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
  • EcoBoost | SEGMENT 14 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 6 min
    With so many buzz words in the industry, what does the term "EcoBoost" really mean? Ford's Steve Ling breaks it down; better fuel economy and improved towing capacity.
  • Sage Advice | SEGMENT 8 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 7 min
    The best return on investment is the $100 you spend on a car detail." Alan, Joe Petralia and Aaron Hagar discuss the business of buying and selling cars.
  • Listen Up! | SEGMENT 18 | #155

    Aug 5, 2014 | 7 min
    What does it take for Ford to create the best products out there? Steve Ling says that it's simple; you just have to listen to consumers.
  • Getting Creative | SEGMENT 18 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    Fortune and fame is not all that it's cracked up to be. Jesse James is getting bake to basics, and tapping into his love of machining with Firearms Unlimited. Jesse fills us in on his new business, and why he chose to create custom firearms.
  • MAKEcation | SEGMENT 16 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Dubbed the vacation for "makers", Chris Duke shares details on Craftsmans's MAKEcation hosted by Rob Riggle. MAKEcationers will learn how to distill whiskey, roll cigars, try out tons of great Craftsman tools, and more.
  • Crystal Ball | SEGMENT 9 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 8 min
    What will the future hold for the muscle car industry as a generation of hybrid-drivers ages? Tim Kiniskus, President and CEO of Dodge and SRT Brands, predicts a new audience hungry for performance.
  • Storage Solutions | SEGMENT 15 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 8 min
    Get your garage in tiptop shape with the Craftsman Professional garage storage system available in stores in October. Host of Motorz TV, Chris Duke, gives us a product preview. Then, we learn how Chris got his start in automotive television.
  • New and Improved | SEGMENT 11 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 8 min
    Auto writer, Sue Mead, shares driving impressions of the 2015 Ford Expedition. We delve into improved tow capacity, updated chassis control, hill start assist, and more.
  • Firearms Unlimited | SEGMENT 17 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 10 min
    After 15 years and nearly 500 custom bikes, Jesse James closed shop doors on a mission to reconnect with his love of building things. Jesse fills us in on his latest endeavor, Firearms Unlimited.
  • One of One | SEGMENT 10 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 9 min
    A very special Dodge Challenger Hellcat prototype will be crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson to benefit Opportunity Village. Tim Kiniskus fills us in on special details going into this one of a kind vehicle.
  • Buick is Big | SEGMENT 14 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    The Buick brand has a tremendous presence in China, and BJ found more than a few models that she'd love to see stateside. We learn more about BJ's journey to the other side of the world.
  • It Moves! | SEGMENT 12 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    What car inspired automotive writer, Sue Mead, to push the pedal to the floor? Fair warning: The Ford Tremor, what Sue describes as an F150 on steroids, may have you seeking triple digits on your speedometer.
  • Best Drivers | SEGMENT 13 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    BJ Killeen is fresh off the plane from her recent journey to Shanghai. Find out the latest from the burgeoning luxury car market, and why BJ thinks that China has the world's best drivers.
  • Powerful Changes | FULL SHOW | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 126 min
    Segment 1: Eldora Speedway Motorsport.com's Steven Cole Smith has dubbed Eldora the most interesting NASCAR race of the season. Steven fills us in on the dirt track that has drivers pushing the limitations of their trucks. Segment 2: Retirement Rumors From young gun to race veteran, Jeff Gordon is a celebrated American stock car driver. We discuss recent whispers of retirement plans. Segment 3: Allure of Danger Does the anticipation of a big crash make viewers more interested in auto racing? Alex Martini, author of "Tracks: Racing the Sun" explains why we root for warrior-like drivers in perilous situations. Segment 4: Alpha Romero 4C Light, nimble, and packed with power; the all new Alpha R...
  • Age of Aluminum | SEGMENT 5 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    The new Ford F150 has cut weight--732 lbs. to be exact. The significant improvement in power to weight ratio spells big benefits for capability, performance and fuel economy. Ford's Doug Scott talks specs.
  • Dream Lineup | SEGMENT 8 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 8 min
    Dodge's SRT Group is made up of performance addicts! Add gear-head President and CEO, Tim Kiniskus, into the mix and you have a recipe for speed. We talk about the Challenger lineup that's power incarnate.
  • You Animal | SEGMENT 7 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 5 min
    Get ready for 707 horsepower or pure thrill. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat insists that you drive like a beast, and now that the embargo is lifted, we're going to tell you all about it! Tim Kiniskus of Dodge and SRT phones in.
  • Allure of Danger | SEGMENT 3 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 8 min
    Does the anticipation of a big crash make viewers more interested in auto racing? Alex Martini, author of "Tracks: Racing the Sun" explains why we root for warrior-like drivers in perilous situations.
  • Retirement Rumors | SEGMENT 2 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    From young gun to race veteran, Jeff Gordon is a celebrated American stock car driver. We discuss recent whispers of retirement plans. Then, Steven Cole Smith recalls meeting Jeff following a victory at the Brickyard 400.
  • New Expedition Powerplant | SEGMENT 6 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 7 min
    EcoBoost in the new Ford Expedition? Yes! The new powerplant will save drivers cash at the pump while picking up 55 HP and 55 ft. lbs of torque. Doug Scott explains why the EcoBoost V6 is replacing a traditional V8.
  • Eldora Speedway | SEGMENT 1 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 6 min
    Motorsport.com's Steven Cole Smith has dubbed Eldora the most interesting NASCAR race of the season. Steven fills us in on the dirt track that has drivers pushing the limitations of their trucks.
  • Alpha Romero 4C | SEGMENT 4 | #154

    Jul 29, 2014 | 10 min
    Light, nimble, and packed with power; the all new Alpha Romeo 4C is sure to perk ears and turn heads. What has Steven Cole Smith opting for a Corvette instead? Tune in for the test drive results.
  • Smartphone Integration | SEGMENT 18 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Apple and Google are stepping into the connected dash segment in a big way. Smartphones are often THE platform for personal productivity and entertainment. Doug Newcomb shares expert commentary on the evolution of the connected dash.
  • Regulating Fuel | SEGMENT 14 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 7 min
    24 Hours of Le Mans implemented interesting changes to the 2014 event in an effort to breed fuel efficiency. Jim Resnick explains how regulating fuel in powerful race cars translates to economic autos on the road.
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans | SEGMENT 13 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Le Mans is considered by many to be the ultimate automotive endurance race in the world today. True automobile aficionado and writer for notable syndicates like BBC Autos and AutoNation.com, Jim Resnick, reflects on the 23 waking hours he experienced at Le Mans.
  • Not So Stock | SEGMENT 9 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Stock Car racing has gotten a long way from actually being "stock." Ed Justice Jr. and Dick Messer sound off on varying race strategies from leading manufacturers.
  • Stunning Power | SEGMENT 5 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Pony wars are back! Autoline's John McElroy joins the discussion on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Find out how the Hellcat stacks up against the competition, and why we feel the price tag of $59,950 has plenty of built-in value.
  • Hellcat Preview | SEGMENT 4 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 9 min
    Over the weekend, Alan and Karl Brauer had the opportunity to smoke the tires of an all new Dodge Challenger Hellcat. From racetrack to comfort driving, we discuss the amazing ability to dial-in the preferences of this American muscle beast.
  • Longer, Lower, Wider | SEGMENT 10 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Alan recalls blasting down the 101 to Pebble Beach in a Volkswagen R32. Flashing forward, Kevin Joostema gives us a preview of the 7th generation 2015 Golf GTI; beautifully redesigned to ditch extra weight and boost performance.
  • Start of SEMA | SEGMENT 12 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 7 min
    The SEMA Show is one of the largest automotive trade shows in the world today, but how did it get its start? Ed Justice Jr. explains the history behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association, and how it correlates to the NASCAR Race Team Alliance.
  • Don't Call it a Recall | SEGMENT 17 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 7 min
    Connected car expert, Doug Newcomb, discusses Teslas' recent "Safety Update" wherein models nationwide were remotely raised 3/4 of an inch.
  • Used Car Market | SEGMENT 3 | #153

    Jul 21, 2014 | 8 min
    Gas prices continue their steep incline, but used hybrids are not selling well. Kelley Blue Book's Senior Director of Insights, Karl Brauer, shares the phenomenon of poor resale value for hybrid vehicles.