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  • Sep 20, 2014

    Alternative Fuels | FULL SHOW | #162


    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

    Segment 4: Coming Soon
    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.

    Segment 5: Proven Leader
    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.

    Segment 6: 2014 ITS World Congress
    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.

    Segment 7: Nissan BladeGlider Concept
    The Nissan BladeGlider Concept is creating buzz at auto shows worldwide. Brian Boekman discusses design details of the ultra-aerodynamic EV.

    Segment 8: Increased Sales
    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 EV’s.

    Segment 9: Smart Electric Drive
    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?

    Segment 10: Goodbye V8?
    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.

    Segment 11: Automotive TV
    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.

    Segment 12: truTV and Tesla
    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.

    Segment 13: 2015 Lexus RCF
    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.

    Segment 14: Fast, Wild, Fun
    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.

    Segment 15: Race Tires
    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 new natural rubber plants.

    Segment 16: Radar Detectors
    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.

    Segment 17: iPhone 6
    We’re taking a brief detour into the world of technology. Chris Duke from Motorz TV reviews the new iPhone 6.

    Segment 18: Apple CarPlay
    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.


    Host: Alan Taylor
    Producer: Jared Alexander
    Special Guests:
    Larry Gamache
    James Bell
    Josh Hancock
    Brian Boeckman
    Dick Messer
    Mark Webster
    Brian Armstead
    Dale Harrigle
    Chris Duke

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    THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor puts you in the driver’s seat for a unique, fast paced look at today’s automotive industry. Your pedal-to-the-metal, two-hour thrill ride devoted to the latest car news and test-drive results, how-to tips, auto show coverage, expert insights, and behind the scenes action. Don’t miss exclusive interviews with executives, athletes, celebrities and prominent news-makers from around the world.

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    THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor is also your source for fast paced news and insights from NASCAR, IMCA and ASA Sprint Car and Truck Racing, including Super Stock, Street Stock, Super Dirt, Modified and Late Model Racing. Get track-side insights and behind the scenes info from industry leaders, drivers, designers, crews and legendary racing figures. Listen in on chats with auto buffs and collectors like Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Mario Andretti, Ali Afshar, Micky Jones, Jesse James, Rich Evans, Billy Gibbons and thousands more.

    Award-winning host, Alan Taylor, is a 30+ year broadcast veteran and a true automobile aficionado. For years, Alan has been a featured automotive expert to millions on ABC’s “LIVE! with Kelly & Ryan”, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC,  the SPEED Channel and others. Alan brings you his expertise on car and truck related topics every week on nationally syndicated radio, podcast, videos, and blogs.

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