The Drive with Alan Taylor

The Drive with Alan Taylor

Episodes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Join the Evolution | FULL SHOW | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 127 min
    No longer science fiction, we're living in the age of self driving cars. Segment 1: Trapped in Cyber Space 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. Segment 2: Timing Is Everything By 2020, Gartner's Thilo Koslowski predicts that 70% of all new vehicles will come with connectivity options. Are consumers ready to accept this new technology? Segment 3: Traditions and Changes 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 t...
  • Seinfeld and Acura | SEGMENT 16 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Acura has chosen an interesting new advertising tactic and enlisted comedian Jerry Seinfeld to pen humorous commercial spots. Gary Robinson explains why Acura has made this bold choice. Also, get details on the 2014 Acura TLX.
  • 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.
  • Picking Favorites | SEGMENT 12 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 6 min
    What is the one projects the TARDEC's Director, Dr. Paul Rogers like most of all? With so many new an innovative ideas that work together, it's impossible to choose! We learn more about what's new for TARDEC.
  • New Ford CEO | SEGMENT 14 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 8 min
    BJ Killeen phones in with her take on Ford's decision to have Mark Fields step in to replace Alan Mulally as CEO. Then, Alan rants on why he has always appreciated when car manufacturers do recalls.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Remember the Troops | SEGMENT 13 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Fireworks are beautiful, but this Independence Day we hope that you take a moment to honor the sacrifice of those who have fought for our freedom. Thank you to the men and women who have served our great country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Upcoming Car Shows | SEGMENT 18 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    BJ Killeen offers a bit of dating advice to all of the single ladies out there; go to a car show! We talk about upcoming events like Barrett-Jackson and Pebble Beach.
  • No More Accidents | SEGMENT 6 | #151

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Mercedes-Benz is a pioneer in the intelligent car space. In fact, they're aiming to eliminate car accidents by the year 2030. Branden Cot? explains what safety technology Mercedes-Benz is implementing today.
  • Grand Prix of Houston | FULL SHOW | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 127 min
    Segment 1: Live from Houston We're live from Reliant Park for the Grand Prix of Houston. To kick off this special show, Alan gives a sneak preview of upcoming interviews with your favorite drivers. Segment 2: Luxury Hybrid Cadillac has stepped up in a big way for the luxury hybrid segment. BJ Killeen tests the very expensive, electric-hybrid Cadillac ELR. Segment 3: A Better Buy How does the Cadillac ELR compare to the Chevrolet Volt? BJ Killeen sounds off on tech capabilities, safety features, and price. Would you pay triple the cost of the Volt for an improved interior? Segment 4: Shell PurePlus How important is car racing to Men's Health Magazine? Gregg Stebben explains why guys love ever...
  • Fighting for Millimeters | SEGMENT 11 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 3 min
    When it comes to NASCAR, victory can come down to millimeters. Karl Brauer and Steven Cole Smith share why Team Penske has a leg up on the competition. Then, Alan talks about the importance of respecting tools.
  • Luxury Hybrid | SEGMENT 2 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Cadillac has stepped up in a big way for the luxury hybrid segment. BJ Killeen tests the very expensive, electric-hybrid Cadillac ELR.
  • Defensive Driving | SEGMENT 9 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 8 min
    Alan recently put the pedal to the floor in a 2014 Audi A4 Quattro after being shoved into the gravel by a semi driver. The gang shares how defensive driving, and car control could save your life when unexpected situations arise on the road.
  • Pit Stop Strategy | SEGMENT 14 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Pit work is crucial at a street track like the Grand Prix of Houston. You can go from #1 to twelfth in a matter of seconds. We delve into the importance of tire strategy.
  • Walking the Track | SEGMENT 10 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 9 min
    For the Grand Prix of Houston, they've essentially carved a road coarse out of the parking lot at Reliant Park. Steven Cole Smith, shares insights about the course after walking the track.
  • Safe Driving | SEGMENT 8 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 6 min
    What's the biggest drawback to advanced safety features? We discuss possible dangers of motorists losing their defensive driving edge.
  • Best of Both Worlds | SEGMENT 15 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 8 min
    As the 2025 deadline for a 54 MPG fleet average approaches, consumers reap the benefits of increased horsepower AND fuel efficiency. We cover the models making significant strides.
  • Auto Unions | SEGMENT 13 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 7 min
    Have unions become obsolete for automotive manufacturers? BJ Killeen explains why she is dubious that the UAW will be able to secure new strongholds outside of Detroit.
  • A Better Buy | SEGMENT 3 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 8 min
    How does the Cadillac ELR compare to the Chevrolet Volt? BJ Killeen sounds off on tech capabilities, safety features, and price. Would you pay triple the cost of the Volt for an improved interior?
  • From Gas to Liquid | SEGMENT 17 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 6 min
    Running a premium motor oil is crucial for the longevity and performance of IndyCars and your car alike. By creating base oil from natural gas, Pennzoil has designed a more pure oil for your prized auto. Trust us, not all oil is created equal! Shanna Simmons explains.
  • Better MPG Now | SEGMENT 16 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 10 min
    Shell has contracted the folks from CleanMPG.com to help teach everyone how to increase fuel efficiency regardless of their current car. Wayne Gerdesgives tips to save cash at the pump.
  • 100 Years of Dodge | SEGMENT 7 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 8 min
    Okay, if you weren't already insanely jealous of KBB's Karl Brauer, this segment will push you over the top. We discuss the exciting cars that Karl drove during the recent 100 Years of Dodge event.
  • Shell PurePlus | SEGMENT 4 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 11 min
    How important is car racing to Men's Health Magazine? Gregg Stebben explains why guys love everything automotive from working on cars to watching them race. Then, we find out the science behind Shell's PurePlus Technology; a revolutionary process of creating crystal-clear base oil from natural gas.
  • Car Envy | SEGMENT 6 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 7 min
    Kelley Blue Book's Karl Brauer has yet another ride in his stables; a 2009 certified Porsche Carrera S. After we finish drooling over Karl's impressive fleet of vehicles, we find out how he got his start in the auto industry as an Editorial Assistant for Hot Rod Magazine.
  • Live from Houston | SEGMENT 1 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 7 min
    We're live from Reliant Park for the Grand Prix of Houston. To kick off this special show, Alan gives a sneak preview of upcoming interviews with your favorite drivers. Switching gears, we catch up with BJ Killeen and Gregg Stebben from Men's Health Live.
  • July 4th Car Shows | SEGMENT 18 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 7 min
    The 4th of July is coming up next weekend, and there are some great car shows happening around the country. BJ Killeen is looking forward to the Studio City All You Need is Love Car Show. Find out why.
  • Trouble Spots | SEGMENT 12 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 7 min
    With tight turns and high speeds, the Grand Prix of Houston doesn't provide much opportunity to drivers to relax. We note trouble areas on this tricky street course.
  • Trickle Down Tech | SEGMENT 5 | #150

    Jul 2, 2014 | 5 min
    Automakers, oil manufacturers, and race teams are working together to create technological advances in products like Pennzoil's PurePlus. Find out how this tech could benefit the car in your driveway today.
  • ENCORE: Connected Cars & Climate | FULL SHOW | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 128 min
    CE Week just wrapped up in New York where the leading automotive influencers sounded off on connected cars. Enjoy this encore episode with the latest news and updates out of Detroit, safety concerns with connected cars, upcoming events, climate change and car reviews. Segment 1: Welcome to the Show! What can you expect for this all new episode of The Drive? Alan fills us in on this week's lineup. Segment 2: Aluminum In Demand News from Detroit: More auto manufacturers are moving to using aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy. Why has Dodge decided not to follow suit? Find out. Segment 3: Recalls Ford recalls the Escape for the 10th time! Our Detroit Automotive Correspondent, Tom B...
  • ENCORE: Not Your Momma's Minivan | SEGMENT 12 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 7 min
    The Ford Transit Wagon is an impressive people-mover, and offers considerable upgrade options. Nik Miles shares his test drive of the Transit.
  • ENCORE: Car Dealers | SEGMENT 13 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 6 min
    With so much technology, how are car dealerships adjusting to training staff members? BJ tells us about her day-job. Also, we start the conversation on climate change.
  • ENCORE: Un-safe Safety Trends | SEGMENT 6 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 7 min
    With so many bells and whistles, are drivers getting numb to safety technology? NTSB guidelines are inspiring safety trends that may not be fully realized.
  • ENCORE: It's all our fault... | SEGMENT 16 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 7 min
    The gang talks about the difficulty in finding solutions for global climate change when just about everyone and everything contributes to the problem.
  • ENCORE: Giving Thanks | SEGMENT 18 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 7 min
    What makes a van a "minivan"? We talk about why the auto manufacturers are trying to get away from this descriptor. Then, Alan gives thanks to our sponsors who make The Drive possible.
  • ENCORE: Our Carbon Footprint | SEGMENT 14 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    The big question: What are we going to do about climate change? NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Climate Scientist, Josh Willis describes the changes in the atmosphere and oceans.
  • ENCORE: Aluminum In Demand | SEGMENT 2 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    News from Detroit: More auto manufacturers are moving to using aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy. Why has Dodge decided not to follow suit? Find out.
  • ENCORE: Welcome | SEGMENT 1 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 5 min
    What can you expect for this all new episode of The Drive? Alan fills us in on this week's lineup.
  • ENCORE: Too Much Big Brother | SEGMENT 11 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 9 min
    Big data mining and predictive analysis could be the next stop in automotive tech. How will this effect everything from insurance rates to rental cars? Find out.
  • ENCORE: Don't Text and Drive! | SEGMENT 9 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Alan shares a humorous anecdote about his days as a long-haul driver. Then, Keith Lehmann sounds off on the hazards of texting and driving.
  • ENCORE: Cars and Coffee | SEGMENT 7 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 5 min
    KBB's Senior Director of Insights, Karl Brauer is phoning in from the Irvine Cars and Coffee event. We find out what exciting rides are displayed this weekend.
  • ENCORE: Driver Distraction | SEGMENT 5 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 6 min
    How should auto manufacturers address the ongoing issue of distracted drivers? CE Expert, Keith Lehmann and BJ Killeen discuss liability and tech that helps/harms.
  • ENCORE: Hello Nik Miles | SEGMENT 10 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Local Fox Morning News Automotive Expert, Nik Miles, discusses his time as a paramedic and the safety training seminars of yesteryear. Also, what predictive AI technology is available today?
  • ENCORE: Recalls | SEGMENT 3 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Ford recalls the Escape for the 10th time! Our Detroit Automotive Correspondent, Tom Berg, fills us in on the airbag deployment issues. Does this raise larger concerns regarding the current manufacturing system? The gang sounds off.
  • ENCORE: Cha-cha-cha-changes! | SEGMENT 4 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 11 min
    The auto industry is buzzing with news from Fiat-Chrysler's new five year plan including the casualty of SRT. Also, Consumer Electronics Expert, Keith Lehmann discusses the Ford CEO change-up, and scandal surrounding GM's Mary Barra.
  • ENCORE: 4.6 seconds... | SEGMENT 8 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    That's the average length of time it takes to send a text. At 55 MPH, that's like driving the length of a football field blind! We discuss the real, frightening implications of driving distracted.
  • ENCORE: AppRadio Details | SEGMENT 15 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Co-host Matthew Valbuena works for Pioneer when he's not busy helping out with the radio show. Matthew discusses the AppRadio found in cars and why not all of your apps from your phone will work through your stereo.
  • ENCORE: 2014 C3 Conference | SEGMENT 17 | #149

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    What can you expect from the upcoming C3 event in New York? Doug Newcomb gives us a preview of hot topics including; distracted driving, autonomous cars, and connected dashboards.
  • Fuel Cell Technology | SEGMENT 6 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Beyond electric; the Hyundai Tucson now comes with fuel cell technology. Gil Castillo addresses the advantages, costs and safety concerns.
  • Thank You, Truckers! | SEGMENT 7 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 5 min
    Did you know that Alan used to be a professional truck driver? To kick off hour two we give a special nod to all of the truck drivers out there!
  • C3 Connected Car Conference | SEGMENT 14 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 6 min
    What can we expect during the upcoming C3 Connected Car Conference? Car technology expert, Doug Newcomb fills us in on who is taking part, hot topics of conversation, and how you can stream the conference in your home.
  • Young Mechanics | SEGMENT 16 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 9 min
    Alan's a proud papa this weekend after watching two of his young sons wrench on engines. We discuss the importance of getting your hands dirty! The, Ed Justice Jr. phones in from the LA Roadster Show.
  • Tesla Patents | SEGMENT 13 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 7 min
    Elon Musk recently released Tesla patents with the goal of advancing electric vehicle technology. Aside from negative financial implications, what could this move mean for Tesla? Doug Newcomb sounds off.
  • Return of Alfa Romeo | SEGMENT 10 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 11 min
    Alfa Romeo has returned stateside with a vengeance following a lengthy absence. Michael Berube shares specs for the drool-worthy 4C that will keep you grinning as you driver faster and turn tighter.
  • A.R.E Camper Shells | SEGMENT 5 | #148

    Jun 17, 2014 | 8 min
    If you're getting ready to go camping this summer, you may want to invest in a camper shell for the bed of your truck. A.R.E. Founder and CEO, Steve Milizia discusses how the shells are constructed, and what products may be right for you.

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