The Drive with Alan Taylor

The Drive with Alan Taylor

Episodes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Relevant and Efficient | FULL SHOW | #153

    Jul 21, 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...
  • Toyota Prius c | SEGMENT 2 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • Lexus Restyle | SEGMENT 8 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • Toyota Racing Development | SEGMENT 15 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • Politics | SEGMENT 16 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • NASCAR Update | SEGMENT 11 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • Instant Classic | SEGMENT 6 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • Net Horsepower | SEGMENT 1 | #153

    Jul 21, 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.
  • World Wide Web | SEGMENT 7 | #153

    Jul 21, 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!
  • 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.
  • Custom Creations & Tech Trends | FULL SHOW | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 126 min
    This year has been dubbed the "Year of the Recall." Alan fills us in on the latest autos to be pulled. Then, we review the Jeep Cherokee, speak with star of Overhaulin' Chip Foose, cover the latest NASCAR auto racing news, and so much more. Segment 1: Total Recall Automotive recalls are running rampant this year, and no manufacturers seem to be immune. Thomas Michael Berg, sounds off on the recent recall epidemic. Segment 2: Executive Change-Up On the heals of an abrupt resignation, GM has tapped Infiniti Motors President, Johan de Nysschen, to move to Cadillac. This aggressive swap leads us to question the future of Infiniti. Segment 3: Auto Upgrades Transitioning from "recalls" to "updates...
  • Mobile Art | SEGMENT 16 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Randy Grubb has been creating unique hand formed automotive sculptures for decades. Noteable builds include Jay Leno's Tank Car, Piss'd Off Pete, and the Decoliner. Randy chronicles the inspiration behind each of his pieces.
  • KBB.com | SEGMENT 6 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 5 min
    KBB has always been a trusted resource for auto enthusiasts. We talk about how Kelley Blue Book has evolved from a pocket sized book to a full featured website and mobile app.
  • Race Team Alliance | SEGMENT 13 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 6 min
    It's time to talk auto racing! Today's top news: the nine largest race teams in NASCAR have joined together to form The Race Team Alliance. What does this mean for stock car racing? Steven Cole Smith of MotorSports sounds off.
  • Tire Tests | SEGMENT 10 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 5 min
    Tire tech advances have made run-flats lighter and less costly. Tire Rack's Matt Edmunds reviews the Bridgestone DriveGuard run-flat tires.
  • Executive Change-Up | SEGMENT 2 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 7 min
    On the heals of an abrupt resignation, GM has tapped Infiniti Motors President, Johan de Nysschen, to move to Cadillac. This aggressive swap leads us to question the future of Infiniti.
  • Total Recall | SEGMENT 1 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 7 min
    Automotive recalls are running rampant this year, and no manufacturers seem to be immune. Our Detroit Automotive Consultant, Thomas Michael Berg, sounds off on the recent recall epidemic.
  • Rubber to the Road | SEGMENT 9 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 8 min
    Every vehicle has something in common--tires touching pavement. Tires are highly engineered products that can make an immense difference in the quality of your driving. Tire Rack's Matt Edmunds shares how tires have evolved.
  • Jay Leno's Tank Car | SEGMENT 15 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 8 min
    Based on the 1930 Bonneville cars, the Jay Leno "Tank Car" has an all aluminum 1800 cubic inch engine pumping out 1000 horse power. We speak to the master fabricator behind this epic build, Randy Grubb.
  • Woodward Dream Cruise | SEGMENT 12 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 7 min
    With 15 miles of colossal cruising, the Woodward Dream Cruise is an iconic car event in the heart of Motor City. Find out more about the event that Bob Gritzinger describes as "Heaven."
  • Chip Foose | SEGMENT 11 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 12 min
    American hot rod shop owner, reality TV star, automotive designer and fabricator: Chip Foose is more than just one of our favorite car guys, he's a role model too. We get a preview of upcoming Overhaulin' episodes and new Foose Design projects, learn about new WD-40 products, and find out how it feels to be one of the youngest inductees to the Hot Rod Hall of Fame.
  • Auto Upgrades | SEGMENT 3 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 8 min
    Technology is impacting every aspect of your life whether you want it to or not. Transitioning from "recalls" to "updates," we delve into the future of the connected car with Thomas Michael Berg and Pop Tech Radio's Jason Masters.
  • No Bad Cars | SEGMENT 4 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Today, you'd be hard-pressed to find a "bad" new car. Horsepower AND fuel economy continue to get better and better. Karl Brauer phones is to discuss the dark days of auto manufacturing in the 80's.
  • Rocket 3 | SEGMENT 17 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 7 min
    The Rocket 3 started out with a set of custom 20 x 20 inch rims in the back. Yes, that's right; 40 inches of rubber sit just behind the driver's seat. Randy Grubb paints a verbal picture of his latest build.
  • Jeep Cherokee | SEGMENT 7 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 8 min
    Bob Gritzinger is fresh back from a camping expedition where he got to test the mettle of 2014 V6 Jeep Cherokee Limited. Not to be confused the the Grand Cherokee, we discuss defining attributes of the popular midsize SUV.
  • Heads Up Display | SEGMENT 18 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 7 min
    Fresh from Germany, Doug Newcomb fills us in on Continental's new augmented reality heads up display that incorporate lane departure warning and navigation systems.
  • Classic Car Trend | SEGMENT 5 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 7 min
    The collector car market is booming once again. Are "Big Brother" fears a boon for the classic car segment? Karl Brauer hypothesizes that this trend has a direct connection with the connected car movement. Find out why.
  • Good to Tow | SEGMENT 8 | #152

    Jul 15, 2014 | 6 min
    How did the 2014 Jeep Cherokee hold up in terms of towing capacity? Bob Gritzinger recently pushed the limits of a spec'ed out Cherokee on a camping expedition. Find out how it did.
  • Mazda CX-9 | SEGMENT 15 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Most people don't associate Mazda with large SUV's. BJ Killeen reviews the 2014 Mazda CX-9, a car not to be overlooked. Plus, find out why the Infiniti Q50 made Alan do a double take.
  • Mark Fields and Mustang | SEGMENT 9 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    From tough times to "Zoom Zoom", Mark Fields was instrumental in the revival of Mazda. Now, he's stepping into the large shoes of Alan Mulally as Ford's CEO. Steve Ling helps us to get to know Mark Fields. Then, 50th Anniversary Mustang is now available to order!
  • Energi V. Storm | SEGMENT 17 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 10 min
    It's time for an oddball side-by-side comparison of the hybrid 2014 Ford Fusion Energi and producer Jason's sweet 1992 Geo Storm. All jokes aside, we discuss how everyday people are reacting to new technology and safety features.
  • Autonomous Convoy | SEGMENT 11 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin have recently completed a joint capability demonstration with a seven vehicle autonomous convoy. We explore the benefits and risks that may come with this advanced technology.
  • Go Fast with AMG | SEGMENT 5 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Did you know that there are 22 hand-built AMG Mergedes-Benz models available? Branden Cot? shares how AMG is combining the luxury of Mercedes-Benz with the power that auto enthusiasts love.
  • Trapped in Cyber Space | SEGMENT 1 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Are you a tech junky? The car may be the ideal platform to stay connected and enhance your digital lifestyle without losing touch with the physical world. Gartner's Thilo Koslowki discusses the connected car movement.
  • Timing Is Everything | SEGMENT 2 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 6 min
    By 2020, Gartner's Thilo Koslowski predicts that 70% of all new vehicles will come with connectivity options. Are consumers ready to accept and adapt to this new technology? We delve into the importance of timing, and why some are resisting a connected lifestyle.
  • A Good Cause | SEGMENT 7 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    From historic hot rods to modern muscle, the Barrett-Jackson car auctions feature some of the most notable vehicles and automobilia around. Steve Ling fills us in on the Ford charity car crossing the block at the upcoming Reno auction. Then, Alan Mulally has served his final day as Ford's CEO. We find out how Ford pays tribute to such a notable leader.
  • Mulally Magic | SEGMENT 8 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 6 min
    When Alan Mulally turned down the TARP money, America had a glimmer of what a strong and thoughtful leader Ford had at the helm. We take a moment to discuss how he shaped the corporate climate at Ford.
  • Traditions and Changes | SEGMENT 3 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    Now's the time to embrace the traditional car. Why? Because we're on the precipice of self driving cars that will revolutionize how we think about transportation. Thilo Koslowski describes the evolution of our experience and interaction with cars.
  • What's AMG? | SEGMENT 4 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 9 min
    It may well be one of the best kept secrets of the auto industry. AMG has transformed the face of Mercedes-Benz to transport autos to an exciting new place. Case and point; the G63 AMG 6x6. Branden Cot? tells us more.
  • TARDEC | SEGMENT 10 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 9 min
    The Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center is positioned in the heart of the automotive R&D community. Today, there is a keen focus on autonomous systems. Dr. Paul Rogers fills us in on what's new at TARDEC.

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