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Episodes

  • ENCORE: Relevant & Efficient | FULL SHOW | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 127 min
    Segment 1: Net Horsepower The completely restyled 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has not one, not two, but three engines! Combined, these engines crank out 280 HP net. Find out why Jim Scoutten says that no one does hybrids better than Toyota. Segment 2: Toyota Prius c The Toyota Prius c is capable of more than 50 MPG city. Is that figure realistic for everyday drivers? Jim Scoutten shares his recent test drive experience where he was always in the red. Segment 3: Used Car Market Gas prices continue their steep incline, but used hybrids are not selling well. KBB's Karl Brauer, shares the phenomenon of poor resale value for hybrid vehicles. Segment 4: Hellcat Preview Alan and Karl Brauer had t...
  • ENCORE: Instant Classic | SEGMENT 6 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Outwardly, what separates the Hellcat from the base model Dodge Challenger? Alan and the gang describe the nuances of the body and paint design. Then, with a limited production run of 12,000 cars, John McElroy and Ed Justice predict swift sales.
  • ENCORE: World Wide Web | SEGMENT 7 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 4 min
    We're kicking off the hour with a lighthearted look at the power of the internet. Ed Justice Jr. and Dick Messer caution, don't believe everything you read online!
  • ENCORE: Not So Stock | SEGMENT 9 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Start of SEMA | SEGMENT 12 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Lexus Restyle | SEGMENT 8 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 9 min
    NX, the Lexus crossover entry available in two powertrains, has come to play with notable fuel economy and aggressive front-end styling. Maurice Durand talks details and specs.
  • ENCORE: Used Car Market | SEGMENT 3 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Longer, Lower, Wider | SEGMENT 10 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Regulating Fuel | SEGMENT 14 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Stunning Power | SEGMENT 5 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Toyota Prius c | SEGMENT 2 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Built on the Yaris platform, the Toyota Prius c is capable of more than 50 MPG city. Is that figure realistic for everyday drivers? Jim Scoutten shares his recent test drive experience where he was always in the red.
  • ENCORE: TRD | SEGMENT 15 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 8 min
    Toyota is kicking it up a notch with the TRD Pro line which emphasizes improved suspension. Paul Czaplicki explains why TRD Pro is perfect for enthusiasts who want to go off-roading.
  • ENCORE: Le Mans | SEGMENT 13 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • ENCORE: Don't Call it a Recall | SEGMENT 17 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 7 min
    Connected car expert, Doug Newcomb, discusses Teslas' recent "Safety Update" wherein models nationwide were remotely raised 3/4 of an inch.
  • ENCORE: NASCAR Update | SEGMENT 11 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 6 min
    The Barrett-Jackson Cup prize purse has climbed over $117,000! Find out why you should take your classic car to Reno for Hot August Nights. Changing gears, Ed Justice Jr. shares his stance on the controversial NASCAR Race Team Alliance.
  • ENCORE: Politics | SEGMENT 16 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 9 min
    Tesla is making big bucks by peddling "carbon credits" to automotive manufacturers not meeting fleet emission requirements. We discuss the politics surrounding zero emission vehicles.
  • ENCORE: Net Horsepower | SEGMENT 1 | #166

    Oct 18, 2014 | 7 min
    The completely restyled 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has not one, not two, but three engines! Combined, these engines crank out 280 HP net. Find out why Jim Scoutten says that no one does hybrids better than Toyota.
  • ENCORE: Hellcat Preview | SEGMENT 4 | #166

    Oct 18, 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.
  • Top Gear, Fast Cars & Smart Tech | FULL SHOW | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 43 min
    The week on The Drive: Adam Ferrara pulls back the curtain on Top Gear Season 4, we find out what's new for Cadillac, get the latest connected car news, and hit the track at Road Atlanta. Segment 1: Top Gear The hit History Channel series, "Top Gear" has started a brand new season filled with extreme stunts and fast cars. Adam Ferrara tells us what it was like to bring the popular BBC show stateside. Segment 2: Adam's Buick What are Adam Ferrara's favorite driving songs? Adam gives us his playlist. Then, we find out why a 1970 Buick Electra 225 Deuce and a Quarter was simply irresistible. Segment 3: Season 4 Highlights Adam Ferrara talks about the adrenaline inducing drive of a 2015 Lamborgh...
  • What's New for Cadillac | SEGMENT 4 | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 10 min
    After transforming their product, Cadillac is now looking to reinvent their corporate image. First step, expand with a new office in New York. We talk with Cadillac's Dave Caldwell about the expansion, current product line, market sales and more.
  • Adam's Buick | SEGMENT 2 | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 6 min
    What are Adam Ferrara's favorite driving songs? Adam gives us his playlist. Then, we find out why a 1970 Buick Electra 225 Deuce and a Quarter was simply irresistible.
  • Top Gear | SEGMENT 1 | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 7 min
    The hit History Channel series, "Top Gear" has started a brand new season filled with extreme stunts and fast cars. Adam Ferrara tells us what it was like to bring the popular BBC show stateside.
  • Motorsports Report | SEGMENT 6 | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 7 min
    The DeltaWing, a revolutionary IndyCar, recently took to the track at the legendary Road Atlanta course. Justice Brothers President and CEO Ed Justice Jr. gives us track day coverage in this week's Motorsports Report.
  • Season 4 Highlights | SEGMENT 3 | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 8 min
    Adam Ferrara talks about the adrenaline inducing drive of a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan on a road with no speed limits in Germany. Then, we get a sneak preview of what's to come in Season 4 of Top Gear.
  • Smart Solutions | SEGMENT 5 | #165

    Oct 15, 2014 | 7 min
    If connected car technology isn't intuitive, it can be more distracting than twiddling with buttons and knobs. Managing Director of the Connected Car Council, Keith Lehmann discusses the learning curve on the way to safer roads.
  • Show Stopping F-150 | FULL SHOW | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 110 min
    The all-new Ford F-150 with V6 EcoBoost engine has stolen our hearts. Tune in for an in-depth review. Plus, teen driving safety, MirrorLink technology, SEMA Countdown and Ford GT rumors. Segment 1: Technical Snafus We're doing our last broadcast from the Petersen Automotive Museum, and our studio is already under construction! Alan and the gang discuss the Petersen redesign. Segment 2: Rumor Mill Rumors of a 2016 Ford GT have surfaced, and no one at Ford seems to be disputing it. Will they be able to pull off a new iteration in such a short time? Also in the rumor mill is the possibility of a limited production mid-engine C8 Corvette. Then, find out why Alan says the new F-150 blew his mind....
  • Stiff Competition | SEGMENT 16 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 7 min
    GM may dominate the mid-sized pick-up segment with their new GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado models, but can they compete with the new Ford F-150 V6? We discuss.
  • Lean and Mean | SEGMENT 5 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 7 min
    Ford's Brian Bell joins the show. Brian says that the aluminum bodied Ford F-150 isn't just lighter and more fuel efficient. It hauls, tows, and drives better than ever before!
  • SEMA Crunch | SEGMENT 11 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 7 min
    It's our last broadcast from the Petersen Automotive Museum, and it feels like the end of an era. We take a moment to recognize our car-fact master, Dick Messer. Then, we're one month away from the 2014 SEMA Show, and it's officially crunch time! Host of Motorz, Chris Duke joins the show.
  • Math Sprinkles | SEGMENT 14 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 8 min
    Kicking off the segment we talk about the great new features available with Kelley Blue Book. It's not just a book anymore! Then, do auto manufacturers fudge their figures? Karl and BJ sound off.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost | SEGMENT 6 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 5 min
    The compacted graphite block in the Ford 2.7L EcoBoost engine is very capable with 375-ft/lbs of torque and a payload rating over 2,000 lbs. Wait, did we say 2.7L? Yes!
  • Rumor Mill | SEGMENT 2 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 9 min
    Rumors of a 2016 Ford GT have surfaced, and no one at Ford seems to be disputing it. Will they be able to pull off a new iteration in such a short time? Also in the rumor mill is the possibility of a limited production mid-engine C8 Corvette. Then, find out why Alan says the new F-150 blew his mind.
  • King Ranch | SEGMENT 4 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 10 min
    It's got it all: electric powered steering, lane departure warning, park assist and more. We discuss the infinitely thoughtful and refined interior of the Ford F-150 King Ranch.
  • Ford GT | SEGMENT 15 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 8 min
    Will we see a new Ford GT in 2016? Karl Brauer thinks so! We predict manageable horse power and a return to Le Mans.
  • MirrorLink | SEGMENT 9 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 6 min
    The Car Connectivity Consortium is aiming to create simple solutions that better integrate smartphones and in-vehicle infotainment. CCC President, Alan Ewing shares several exciting announcements surrounding MirrorLink technology.
  • Technical Snafus | SEGMENT 1 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 4 min
    We're doing our last broadcast from the Petersen Automotive Museum, and our studio is already under construction! Alan and the gang discuss the Petersen redesign.
  • 2015 Nissan ROGUE | SEGMENT 8 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 10 min
    BJ Killeen shares upcoming event dates for B.R.A.K.E.S. Don't miss out! Go to putonthebrakes.org to sign up for the October 11th and 12th classes. Then, the 2015 Nissan ROGUE is selling like hot cakes! BJ Killeen and Karl Brauer give their test drive review.
  • Future Design | SEGMENT 10 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 7 min
    Nissan and Renault have formed a strategic alliance to spread new development costs. Karl Brauer sounds off on the new age of car manufacturing where each car model needs to meet global requirements.
  • Honest Horse Power | SEGMENT 13 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 8 min
    They take fast cars and make them go even faster! Photos of the 2015 Ford Mustang Hennessey Edition have been released, and we're already itching to get behind the wheel! John Hennessey himself gives us the details.
  • SEMA Ignited | SEGMENT 12 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 7 min
    The SEMA Show is closed to the public, but don't fret! There is a new and exciting component of this year's massive automotive trade show. Chris Duke dishes the details on SEMA Ignited.
  • Teen Driving | SEGMENT 7 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 8 min
    More than just a driving school, B.R.A.K.E.S. is a free program that prepares young teens to drive safely and confidently. Matt Reilly fills us in.
  • Sign me up! | SEGMENT 3 | #164

    Oct 7, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan was so impressed with the towing capacity of the all-new Ford F-150 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6 that he's ready to pre-order! From the limousine-like leg room to the powerful engine, we review the new F-150.
  • Bold Beauty | SEGMENT 5 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Alan recently spent some time in the driver seat of the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang, and he was blown away! Karl Brauer and Alan discuss why this car will reinvigorate a love of muscles cars for generations to come.
  • EV Age | SEGMENT 12 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    An electric Shelby Daytona Coupe?! BJ Killeen, Stephen Becker, and Joe Petralia discuss the new frontier of electric vehicles.
  • 2015 Kia Soul EV | SEGMENT 11 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    BJ Killeen sings the praises of the fun and funky 2015 Kia Soul EV. Would you buy one with a sticker price of $33.7K?
  • Getting Colorful | SEGMENT 14 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 8 min
    Want to match your car's headlights to your outfit? Chris Duke gives us the details on the wirelessly controlled HID Projector headlights with double color halos.
  • Beastly Jeep | SEGMENT 13 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Host of Motorz TV, Chris Duke fills us in on his latest project, a Jeep Wrangle Sahara Edition undergoing big after-market upgrades before SEMA.
  • Bigger, Better! | SEGMENT 1 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 8 min
    Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas is back and bigger than ever! From resto-mods to Elvis Presley's Honeymoon Cadillac, there are some amazing cars crossing the block. Craig Jackson fills us in on auction highlights.
  • Buy and Sell | SEGMENT 7 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    No more trailer queens! CEO of Planet Shelby Cobra, Stephen Becker says that car lovers are bringing their passion for autos to the streets. Also, RPM's Joe Petralia offers expert insight on getting a good deal at the block.
  • American Muscle | SEGMENT 8 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Kicking off the segment, we salivate over the raw muscle of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Then, Stephen Becker fills us in on what he's selling at auction, including a 1965 Shelby Cobra CSX with an interesting history.
  • Remember when... | SEGMENT 16 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 9 min
    What was your first car? How about your dream car? Muffy Bennett and Joe Petralia talk about today's modern-day time machines; cars. Then we learn about The Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom.
  • Don't Miss Out | SEGMENT 10 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 10 min
    The thrill of bidding on a collector car at Barrett-Jackson is unparalleled. Joe Petralia and Stephen Becker say you can't stop watching the action at the block! Then, BJ Killeen phones in with her take on the 50th Anniversary Mustang.
  • Continuing the Legacy | SEGMENT 2 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 5 min
    More than just the designers and leaders, Shelby car owners also continue the legacy of the late great Carroll Shelby. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Gary Patterson fills us in on next projects, and the brand new factory.
  • Buy, Sell, Consign | SEGMENT 18 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    Some women collect shoes or purses, but Muffy Bennett says no way! It's gotta have a motor, baby! Joe Petralia and Muffy Bennett are both on the hunt for rare collector cars.
  • On the Road | SEGMENT 4 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 10 min
    Alan has been on a whirlwind of a work trip! He fills us in on some of his journey including testing out the 50th Anniversary Mustang and Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster. He's not the only one having fun on the road! KBB's Karl Brauer shares his crazy week, and offers his thoughts on the new Mustang.
  • One Big Family | SEGMENT 3 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 8 min
    "It's a family." That's how Ford's Jim Owens describes the relationship with Shelby American. We learn about the serial #1 Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT, get a peek into the legacy of Edsel Ford, and more.
  • Supercharged | SEGMENT 15 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 8 min
    Coming up on Motorz TV, Chris Duke will install a supercharger on a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. We talk about the impact of this aftermarket upgrade, and start the countdown to the 2014 SEMA Show.
  • Test Drives | SEGMENT 6 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    What is the most impressive vehicle that Kelley Blue Book's Karl Brauer has driven recently? It's a tough call between GM's mid-sized trucks and the Kia Sedona MPV. Find out why.
  • New Old Stock | SEGMENT 9 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 8 min
    Joe Petralia talks about the magic of paintless dent repair before giving us the details on his 1957 Morris Minor 1000 up for auction.
  • Getting Butterflies | SEGMENT 17 | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 8 min
    Emotions hit a fever pitch when a car crosses the block at Barrett-Jackson with no reserve. Muffy Bennett and Joe Petralia talk about the nerve racking experience.
  • Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas | FULL SHOW | #163

    Sep 30, 2014 | 127 min
    Segment 1: Bigger, Better! Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas is back and bigger than ever! From resto-mods to Elvis Presley's Honeymoon Cadillac, there are some amazing cars crossing the block. Craig Jackson fills us in on auction highlights. Segment 2: Continuing the Legacy More than just the designers and leaders, Shelby car owners also continue the legacy of the late great Carroll Shelby. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Gary Patterson fills us in on next projects, and the brand new factory. Segment 3: One Big Family "It's a family." That's how Ford's Jim Owens describes the relationship with Shelby American. We learn about the serial #1 Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT, get a peek into th...
  • Nissan BladeGlider Concept | SEGMENT 7 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 6 min
    The Nissan BladeGlider Concept is creating buzz at auto shows worldwide. Brian Boekman discusses design details of the ultra-aerodynamic EV.
  • Race Tires | SEGMENT 15 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    More than 5,200 tires are used each May during the Indy 500! Firestone Racing Chief Engineer, Dale Harrigle discusses the first ever race at the New Orleans Motorsports Park, trickle down tire technology and natural rubber plants.
  • Goodbye V8? | SEGMENT 10 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 10 min
    The competition is high for today's pony cars. We compare our favorite models. Then, Dick Messer makes a controversial prediction that the days of V8 engines are numbered.
  • Smart Electric Drive | SEGMENT 9 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Affordable and sustainable, Smart has launched the all new Electric Drive. Mark Webster shares cost and specs. Will it be plugging in at a home near you?
  • Radar Detectors | SEGMENT 16 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 10 min
    A new radar gun has been developed that can signal police when you are texting and driving. The gang discusses this new tech before delving into personal land speed records, and DIY car repair.
  • Automotive TV | SEGMENT 11 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    What's your favorite car television series? From "Top Gear" to "Highway to Sell", Alan, Dick and Josh talk about new shows, and beloved standby's on the airwaves.
  • Proven Leader | SEGMENT 5 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 8 min
    What is it like to work for GM CEO Mary Barra? GM's Head of Consumer Affairs, James Bell reflects on Mary's raw determination to handle the recall crisis head on, and move forward. Then, we discuss the C7 Chevrolet Corvette stop-sale notice.
  • Apple CarPlay | SEGMENT 18 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Available on select vehicles this year, Apple CarPlay is the safer way to use your iPhone in the car. Chris Duke discusses this and other smart aftermarket solutions that integrate your phone into your car dash.
  • Increased Sales | SEGMENT 8 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 6 min
    As the Nissan Leaf approaches the 5th model year of the car, sales are up across the country. Nissan America's Head of Corporate Communications, James Bell discusses the benefits of all electric cars.
  • myCARFAX | SEGMENT 3 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Just about everywhere consumers shop for cars, free CARFAX reports are available. Larry Gamache shares how you can get the information you need before purchasing a new rig. Plus, learn more about the free maintenance trackers available via myCARFAX.com.
  • Washed Titles | SEGMENT 2 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Did you know that nearly 800,000 cars nationwide may have "washed titles"? Alan warns that even if a car looks good, it may have a sullied title.
  • truTV and Tesla | SEGMENT 12 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Josh Hancock urges you to check out Motor City Masters on truTV. Then Alan, Dick, and Josh debate over what the best alternative fuel power plant is.
  • iPhone 6 | SEGMENT 17 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 6 min
    We're taking a brief detour into the world of technology. Chris Duke from Motorz TV reviews the new iPhone 6.
  • 2015 Lexus RCF | SEGMENT 13 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Autosense journalist, Brian Armstead calls the 2015 Lexus RCF a monster! Brian shares a funny anecdote about getting pulled over while on a press test drive.
  • Coming Soon | SEGMENT 4 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 9 min
    What's new with Alan Taylor? He's getting ready to test drive the all new 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang, check out the collector cars at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, and launch Inc. Radio; a program dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
  • Fast, Wild, Fun | SEGMENT 14 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Lexus has taken a new direction with the performance built, Model F Series. Find out why Brian Armstead says the 2015 RCF is one of the finest automobiles he's ever driven.
  • 2014 ITS World Congress| SEGMENT 6 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Mary Barra challenged automotive manufacturers to work together in developing connected car technology during the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. James Bell shares highlights from Mary's keynote speech including the announcement of the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications system.
  • Alternative Fuels | FULL SHOW | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 126 min
    Segment 1: Going Green The all electric car movement is still gaining strength, but is it a feasible option for your lifestyle? Alan recently attended the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica which featured eco-friendly fuel alternatives. Segment 2: Washed Titles Did you know that nearly 800,000 cars nationwide may have "washed titles"? Alan warns that even if a car looks good, it may have a sullied title. Segment 3: myCARFAX Just about everywhere consumers shop for cars, free CARFAX reports are available. Larry Gamache shares how you can get the information you need before purchasing a new rig. Plus, learn more about the free maintenance trackers available via myCARFAX.com. Segment 4: Coming Soon W...
  • Going Green | SEGMENT 1 | #162

    Sep 23, 2014 | 7 min
    The all electric car movement is still gaining strength, but is it a feasible option for your lifestyle? Alan recently attended the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica which featured eco-friendly fuel alternatives, and discusses the advantages of green cars.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.