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April 1, 2020 52 min

Guests Steve Parrett with Nissan Communications gives us a look at the 2020 Titan truck lineup and Mike Levine, Ford Products Communication Manager, discusses the Ford, General Electric, 3M and United Auto Workers collaboration to produce much needed equipment to battle the coronavirus epidemic. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody.

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Guests Mark Trostle, Director of Design for Ram and Mopar, discusses the "Drive for Design" program and Allen Bills, owner of S&S Performance Carburetors, is back to fulfill our "need for speed." This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody.

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Guests Bob Madison, Director of Technical Services for INNOVA, reveals their new diagnostic tools and Dave Sowers, Head of Ram Commercial Vehicles, shows off the new 2021 Ram Promaster lineup. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 GMC Acadia Denali AWD.

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Guests Jay Sankar, Nissan Product Planning, with a peek at the 2020 Frontier Mid-size Truck and Joseph Woodbury, CEO and co-founder of Neighbor.com, explains how to make extra money with your garage space. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4 Diesel. 

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Guest Bob Kreipke, Ford Motor Co. Historian Emeritus, revisits Ford's efforts in WW II and the creation of the Highland Park plant.

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Guests James Bell, Director of Corporate Communication for KIA, with a walk-around of the all new 2021 Seltos and Gary Jablonski, Ford Manage of Infotainment Systems, talks about SYNC-4 and over-the-air updates. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab High Country 4WD.

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Guest Robert Kreipke, Ford Motor Co. Historian Emeritus, with a look at the history of the Model A.

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Guests Mike Severson, Ford GT Program Manager, reveals the latest edition from the Chicago Auto Show and Eric Kellor covers XPEL paint protection film, window tinting and more. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer RS AWD. 

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Guest Chad Ellman, Slime's Senior Brand Manager, tells how to stop that leak before it happens and Steve Schardt, Global Sales  Manager for Forgeline Motorsports, has wheels for our wheels. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace EV 400 HSE plug in luxury performance SUV.

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Guests Paul Fernandez, Automotive Touchup Paint, explains if you need it, they have it and Howard Coleman, owner of Mainstream Interiors. Everything for your ride, inside and out. This week's "Road Test" is the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR performance SUV.

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Guests "Landspeed" Louis Noeth covers landspeed legends, all things Bonneville Salt Flats and more and Chris Kemp, EasternRegion Sales Manager for Tuffy Secutiry Products, offers up "Serious Theft Protection." This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Mercedes AMG GLC 63 SUV.

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Guests Jason Buckles with BOLT Locks has the latest security products for Jeep, Ford and more and Blake Burgy, Director of Merchandising for Moss Motors, purveyors of restoration and replacement parts for vintage British and specialty market vehicles. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic S AWD.

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Guest Sheryl Connelly, Ford's Chief Futurist, forecasts the top issues of 2020. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Buick Enclave Essence AWD.

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Guest Bob Kreipke, Ford Historian Emeritus, gives us another walk down memory lane.

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Guests Jim Graham, Global Manager for Ford Driving Skills for Life, explains that driving while hungover can be just as unsafe as driving while drunk and Bradley Brownell, Ford Director of Global Customer Contact Centers, covers the all-new customer center in Houston. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 KIA Telluride SX V6 AWD.

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Guests Mike Evanoff, Senior Manager of Product Planning for Hyundai Motor America, brings us the all-new 2020 Sonata and Dr. David Schrank, TTI Senior Research Scientist-Mobility Analysis Texas A&M Transportatin Institute with a look at where Texas drivers face the longest delays. This week's "Road Test" is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Cargo Van.

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Guests Debbie Mielewski, Ford Senior Technical Leader of the Sustainability and Emerging Materials Research Team, explains the magic of turning coffee bean waste in to car parts and Allen Bills of S&S Performance Carburetors helps us go much faster. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Nissan Versa SR CVT.

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Guests Chris Scott, Nissan Truck Marketing, reveals the 2020 Titan and Titan XD and Mark Kaufman, Ford's Global Director of EV Marketing, covers the just previewed 2021 Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Range Rover Evoque First Edition.

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Guest Lauren Dreger, Communication Specialist and Historian at Ford, discusses their involvement with the movie "Ford vs. Ferrari" then Harold and Wayne wrap up coverage of this year's Texas Truck Rodeo. This week's "Road Test" is the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Le Sedan.

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Guests Tom Somerville, Ford Brand Manager for Super Duty, wrings out the 2020 off road Tremor and Harold and Wayne continue coverage of the Texas Truck Rodeo. This week's "Road Test" is the super quick 2019 KIA Stinger.

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