Episodes
Alan welcomes BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason as well as a long-time friend. Out with the old and in with the new. Technology and the ability to do everything in the metaverse are taking over. BJ says there is no real reason to have auto shows anymore because manufacturers are releasing their vehicles as soon as they are made and shopping online makes things easier. Electric horsepower vs. internal combustion engine horsepower. 0-60 in 3.3 seconds on a KIA! ...
Published 11/19/22
Published 11/12/22
BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason join Alan on this episode of “The Drive.”  The duo discusses SEMA 2022 and how Ford and GM weren’t there, yet Dodge took up a lot of cubic square feet for their impressive display.  However, they both see the ending of the auto show era and that’s because everything is heading online. Alan plays his interview with Lance Stander – CEO of Superformance as Lance shared a proud moment when the legendary Mario Andretti signed the dash of their...
Published 11/12/22
Joining Alan on this episode of The Drive, is BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, bringing on tales from the crypt with spooky car tales. The evilest car in America was in 1964, a Dodge 330.  Allegedly it has killed more than a dozen people. It took church members to cut it up in pieces and disperse it across many junk yards so it can never hurt someone again. Next, James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder, in which he passed away in after a crash, was purchased by George...
Published 10/29/22
Alan welcomes Josh Hancock – JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant as the duo discuss the next step in electric vehicles, synthetic noises!  Dodge being a muscle car brand, will those people go to the electric version with synthesized sounds?  Will the buyers follow and evolve with, manufacturers such as Dodge?  The world is moving into the electric car era.  Ford and Volkswagen people are following their brands.  Alan shares that he saw a Ford F150 Lightning for sale and wouldn’t mind buying it. ...
Published 10/25/22
Lauren Fix – Editor-in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. starts the show with Alan this week as she shares how the Detroit Auto Show was a bust, except for what Ford and Dodge did.   The 2022 Chrysler 300 with a Hemi engine, sold out in 20 minutes.  Dodge announced that 7 versions of the Challenger and or Charger like the Gray Ghost, super special, super high-end classic vehicles will be showcased at SEMA. The 2024 Ford Mustang made its debut, as Lauren shared the news that the making of the...
Published 10/17/22
Alan and Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member, and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com. The Detroit Auto Show last week was a disaster, as both gentlemen agree. Only four automakers participated along with Toyota.  It got worse as Biden showed up and had security kick out all the media people. Most did not go back. However, Ford saved the day, just a few blocks down from the auto show as they...
Published 09/24/22
Contributor and friend George Kennedy III – Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report starts the show off with Alan, as electric vehicles are the “hot” topic. George has been driving the Ford F150 Lightning all-electric truck.    It’s a fantastic truck and practical for going long distances.   George also test-drove the Hyundai Kona EV.  Subcompact SUV.  An economical car that has a decent range.  Meant for...
Published 09/21/22
Alan’s first guest on today’s “The Drive”, is Richard Rawlings – American Entrepreneur and media personality. Star of Fast N’ Loud, Owner of the Gas Monkey Garage.  He is selling 92 percent of his car collection. It’s a ” No reserve”, “Bring A Trailer” event.  “Bring A Trailer” allows real buyers and real sellers to get together without all the bureaucracy.  Vehicles such as the 1966 Fairlane 500, with a 390 in it.  Black on Black.  Early fords; 1936 Ford Roadster, 1937 Ford Business Coupe,...
Published 09/12/22
 The “hot” topic of the hour is the insane news that California will ban purchasing internal combustion vehicles as of 2035.  This is the 3rd time they have threatened to do so.  Eleven states are planning to jump on the ban.  New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Washington by 2030, Connecticut, Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, Rhode Island, Minnesota, New Mexico, Virginia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.  You will be able to buy used ICV’s, just not new.  All electric, hybrid, or...
Published 09/12/22
Ed Justice Jr. – Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO starts the show with Alan and the controversial news of California banning the sale of any internal combustion vehicles by the year 2035. Can they do that? Both men attended the Monterey Car Week and noticed a few changes this year. Hagerty put on an event called Motorlux which used to be McCalls Cars and Jets.  The difference is better food, and more of it, more places to sit, and the airplanes are now placed outside.  It’s the...
Published 09/02/22
Contributor and long-time friend, BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason start today’s show inquiring about Alan’s new automobile purchase, the 2005 Maserati Spyder Cambio Corsa. He couldn’t pass it up with only 11,000 original miles. What a steal for around $20,000. Next BJ shares that organizations such as Consumer Reports, AAA, JD Power, National Safety Council, and Society of Automotive Engineers, came up with a list of terms that they want every manufacturer to start...
Published 08/15/22
Alan welcomes contributor and friend Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com.  The guys discuss a recent study on how many drivers have switched over to a hybrid. Where is it changing the most?  Where has it gone up the most?  Mississippi 241%, Hawaii, then Utah.  Growth in unexpected areas says Karl. Next the gentlement discuss the Global unveiling of the new...
Published 07/29/22
Lauren Fix – Editor In-Chief for Car Coach Reports starts today’s show with a discussion on how the internet manipulates its content. She goes on to share where half of our 727 million barrels of reserve fuel or “sweet crude oil” is being shipped to. With the president claiming to be releasing it to Americans, our two cent drop in cost for fuel does nothing for the pockets of the working class. Alan is driving a 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid and say’s Ford actually has something goin in their...
Published 07/20/22
Alans first guest is Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com. Karl has been in Ingolstadt, Germany courtesy of Volkswagen Automotive Group. They gave him a sneak peek of their new “secret” product that will be coming out soon. Karl say’s it’s a drivetrain that is electrifying. While there, he got to tour the “Audi Tradition” a Media Center that shows the...
Published 07/09/22
BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason opens the show with Alan as they discuss “color” depreciation. Alan quickly wants to know if his choice of color on his new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was the right one. BJ says, “as long as it’s not yellow, orange, purple, red, green, blue or gray you’re good!” BJ announces that Barrett Jackson is heading to Las Vegas at the West Hall. Showcasing around 650 vehicles, 250 memorabilia, along with auctioning off a 2023 Cadillac Escalade V,...
Published 07/05/22
Alan welcomes Lauren Fix, Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. Lauren shares that in her area of Buffalo, NY, gas jumped overnight from $5.85 to $6.09. Who’s to blame? The GOVERNMENT! Lauren says that oil manufacturers are in the business to make money. However our president stopped the pipe lines AND stopped the banks from loaning money to oil companies. Inflation is out of control! Alan and Lauren both say that car dealers don’t have much stock. Every vehicle that comes in is...
Published 06/18/22
Ed Justice Jr. – Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO joins Alan on this weeks “The Drive” as they both discuss the ridiculous rise of gas prices. Ed say’s some stations have a $100 cut off, so if you need to fill up your tank you will have to go to another gas station. Ed believes it’s the freight cost that is causing the ever increasing price of gas as well as food and products. United States is the largest producer of oil in the world and there should be no reason for what’s...
Published 06/13/22
The duo switch topics to discuss the global manufacturing industry as BJ believes that due to the competitors such as Honda and Toyota moving into town it made the American manufacturers become better vehicle makers. If your a fan of Bond, James Bond that is, the classic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will be going up for auction. The kicker for the new owner of this car is that Jackie Stewart, British Racecar Driver will take you for a spin in it. Before BJ say’s goodbye Alan shares with her a...
Published 06/08/22
Brian Moody – Executive Editor of AutoTrader.com is back to share the, best new cars for graduates, the best new car deals of May along with what’s cooler the new 2022 GMC Hummer EV. First, Congratulations to the Graduates of 2022 and welcome to the big bad world! Here is a list of vehicles that are less than $30k and gets better than 40mpg. First the 2022 Ford Maverick, the 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid, the 2022 Honda Insight, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, the...
Published 05/24/22
Alan welcomes back Steven Cole Smith – Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine and Grassroots Motorsports. Steven discusses the Formula 1 race in Miami, Florida. He explains that the race was ok, but the event surrounding the race made it amazing. He goes on to say that Stephen Ross, owner of the Dolphins, managed to turn the Dolphin stadium into the race track and it looked like the new Monaco. Steven goes on to share that Formula 1 is now more popular than ever,...
Published 05/17/22
Brian Moody – Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com joins Alan as they start todays show off with big news. General Motors is going to offer an electric Corvette with all wheel drive. Alan shares how he is starting to get a little excited about possibly owning an electric vehicle soon. However, Brian says how everyone is willing to overlook the harm to the environment to build such cars. The duo discuss how they feel that the automakers are forced into a position to make EV’s thanks to our...
Published 05/04/22
Alan welcomes BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. BJ shares how Tesla will no longer be sending a mobile charging cable with their cars now. If you need one you will have to purchase it for an extra $400, and that’s because they are finding out that most Tesla owners use the charging stations chord instead. The duo talk about how everything is electric! Why? BJ believes the government is pushing their agenda on everyone. She say’s electric is not the answer, it’s...
Published 04/25/22
Blowing up this segment with Alan is long time colleague, Greg Stebben – Chief Bomb Fundraiser. He calls in from Warsaw, Poland where he is raising money to purchase missiles that will blow up Russian Tanks. Greg is passionate about raising a million dollars for weapons. He said “when you have weapons you don’t need humanitarian aid”. He goes onto explain that this is not an offensive move but completely an defensive one. He also believes that this situation can be a global threat. To...
Published 04/16/22
Alan welcomes contributor Josh Hancock – JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant as they open the show with a brief discussion about Will Smith’s inappropriate behavior at the Oscars. Josh shares with Alan his thoughts on the 2022 Lucid Air and how the exterior is the same size as a Mercedes E class, yet the interior space is as big as an S class. Josh says it drives extremely well and that is gives competition to the Mercedes EQA class. Josh brings to light the 2022 Lotus Eletre, the world’s...
Published 04/06/22