THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor | #332
Rides for everyone! As it turns out, manufacturers are going out of their way to make sure they have a different car for multiple walks of life. Hollywood car consultant, Josh Hancock, discusses the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan and assures us that we will see these rides pulling up to the red carpet in no time. Josh also reveals that he is gathering all sorts of Ferraris for TV’s reboot of Magnum P.I. Next, Kelley Blue Book’s Executive Publisher, Karl Brauer, gushes about an event in his near future where he will have the opportunity to drive three generations of the Ford GT. One of the models will be a replica of the original GT 40 created by Superformance, and Karl tells us that their representation is spot on. Then, we have the pleasure of chatting with automotive journalist for Our Auto Expert, Nik Miles, who shares his thoughts on the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and describes an Aston Martin event at the Nürbergring, where he will soon be driving a new DB11 AMR. Changing gears, automotive journalist, George Kennedy reviews the impressive 2019 Ram truck and explains that all of the Ram’s little details just got even better. George also gives tips on the dos and don’ts of up-fitting your favorite ride. Following that, Motorz TV’s host, Chris Duke, amps us up for the Craftsman tool giveaways that he will be doing on his personal Instagram, @chrisduketv. Every Friday, Chris in partnership with Craftsman will be giving away a different set of tools that any gearhead would love to get their hands on. We end the show with President of Boss One Media, Brian Bossone, who shares the highlights of his new show ALL OUT Live and explains that not only will there be wild drag racing but they also plan to get the crowds at the events heavily involved. Whether it’s time for a new ride or you just want to catch up on the latest in automotive news – tune in now.
- [00:00:00] Blind Dog Surf Boards
- [00:05:34] Rolls-Royce Cullinan
- [00:12:30] Magnum P.I. Reboot
- [00:19:51] Tesla Fire Fatality
- [00:28:43] High Volume SUV Sales
- [00:35:53] Superformance Ford GT
- [00:42:13] A Luxurious SUV
- [00:47:19] Aston Martin AMR
- [00:54:44] 2019 RAM 1500
- [01:02:05] Choose Up-fits Wisely
- [01:11:01] Craftsman Tool Giveaway
- [01:18:06] ALL OUT Live
Discover more about segments and guests below…
[00:00:00] Blind Dog Surfboards
We begin the show with Alan telling us and Josh Hancock all about his newest memorabilia. Alan recently posted a video of unpacking a gorgeous wooden surfboard that was made by his good friend Daniel Johnston. Under the name of his company, Blind Dog Surf Boards, he handcrafted a wooden longboard that has a gorgeous American flag in the middle of it. This flag serves as a reminder of that devastating day in history, September 11, 2001. Alan and Daniel were stuck together in Germany when this event happened and all they could think about was how they were going to get back to their families. Alan now has this surfboard to remind him of how safe he felt with Daniel, and how thankful he was to get back home.
[00:05:34] Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Hollywood is calling and they are ready for the latest classy SUV. Josh Hancock of JoshCAR reveals some details on the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and tells us why it will surely have the stars lining up. Alan recently saw a picture of it and he thinks that it resembles an old English taxi. Josh explains that the $345,000 price tag is going to be no problem for the celebrities because the ride clearly reflects the wealth that comes along with it. The fancy machine even comes with a button that slides out two chairs and a table – providing an impromptu dining area. The Cullinan is really showing off its high-class touches and while some may think this ride is a little over the top, it will find its rightful place amongst the supercars. Josh goes on to explain that manufacturers would be crazy if they didn’t at least try to get into the highest selling market – the SUV market. We can look forward to a new SUV from Aston Martin and Lamborghini. It’s time for luxury and utility to collide.
[00:12:30] Magnum P.I. Reboot
Hollywood car consultant, Josh Hancock, updates us on some exciting news coming to your television screen. Josh has been spending his days gathering Ferraris, including the original from Magnum, P.I. for a reboot of the classic show. No, Tom Selleck will not be coming back as the lead, but we can look forward to the excellent acting skills of Jay Hernandez, who will definitely give the role what it deserves. Also, Josh tells us that the rumors of the Enzo Ferrari movie are still circulating and the progress continues. On to some older news, Alan and Josh discuss the 2018 10-speed Mustang. Josh explains that this transmission was designed by an unprecedented collaboration between Ford and GM. Ford’s use of this build is also working wonders in the Raptor and Navigator. Join us for more from the wheels rolling around the red carpet.
[00:19:51] Tesla Fire Fatality
Technology has a way of making our lives easier and most of us revel in it, however, anything new comes with a learning period. Executive Publisher of Kelley Blue Book, Karl Brauer, talk with us about the recent Tesla fire fatality. Sadly, two lost their lives due to the explosion of their Tesla’s battery. The problem stems from the naturally corrosive elements that are inside the electric car batteries are made of. Gasoline requires some sort of spark to ignite it but with a battery, once the liquid is leaking, it can start a fire without a spark and can even reignite hours after the initial fire is distinguished. While this may seem incredibly dangerous, Karl assures us that this should not stop us from buying electric cars. This sad incident has been a learning lesson to first responders everywhere – dealing with chemical fires must be handled much differently. Technology can be dangerous but it has also saved so many lives. It’s time to be aware of how to deal with it safely.
[00:28:43] High Volume SUV Sales
SUVs have been conquering the automotive sales markets lately and amazing rides are popping up from every manufacturer. Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book discusses why he thinks it was a brilliant move on Rolls-Royce’s part to create the Cullinan. We know the $345,000 price tag of the Cullinan seems a little steep but buying a premium car of any kind means getting what you want, not necessarily what you need. Karl is sure that this will be their highest volume seller yet and even though Alan and Karl would prefer the more practical stylings of the 840-HP Dodge Demon (haha), this car will make waves. Manufacturers know that there needs to be a car for all walks of life, and they are building to follow suit. What do you see yourself behind the wheel of?
[00:35:33] Superformance Ford GT
We all know that Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book is a Ford GT fanatic, and it turns out some of his dreams have come true. He has gotten the opportunity to attend an event will he will get behind the wheel of all three generations of the Ford GT. There is a company out there called Superformance that has taken the original design of the GT 40 and identically recreated it. This model is now street legal (the older ones weren’t), and they even picked up from where the serial numbers left off in the 1960s. Karl currently owns a 2006 GT and has a 2018 on order, but he is excited to try them all out. On another note, Karl throws back to a few weeks ago when he attended Drive Toward a Cure. He describes it as a mini Monterey Car week with incredible people, cars, backroads, and all for an amazing cause. Alan was even able to introduce the President of Drive Toward a Cure to Naveen Jain of Viome, in hope of helping Parkinson’s research with the knowledge of gut biome research. Learn more about these car guys with big hearts.
[00:42:13] A Luxurious SUV
Rolls-Royce has recently released an incredible luxurious SUV named the Cullinan, named after the largest uncut diamond in the world at the time (a larger one has been found since). This ‘diamond in the rough’ shares its platform with the Phantom, but is even more capable and adaptable. Automotive journalist, Nik Miles, tells us that the Cullinan is something that Rolls-Royce loyalists have been asking for – bigger and utilitarian. This car can really do some amazing things and has many different seat configurations, making it possible for many passengers or to fold down the seats for a trip to Home Depot. This ride is dripping of class and can still climb a mountain. Learn more about the Rolls-Royce Cullinan now.
[00:47:19] Aston Martin AMR
Automotive journalist, Nike Miles of Our Auto Expert, was heading to Germany to dive the new Aston Martin DB11 AMR. Aston Martin just started a race sensor at the Nübergring and journalists are going to give it a run for its money. Nik spent seven years driving an emergency vehicle, so he is used to driving fast, but he hasn’t spent much time on a race track. Switching gears, Nik tells us that he is surrounded by TV broadcasting and he works mostly with Fox morning news. His program’s job is to really take on the emotional side of being a car lover, and really dig deep into the fandom. He explains that lately they have really been focusing on American icons such as the Mustang GT, Hellcat wide body, and Jeep Wrangler. The Our Auto Expert team really wants to experience what made these cars a heartthrob in the states. Join in on the big, fast, and loud fun now.
[00:54:44] 2019 RAM 1500
The truck world just keeps getting better and we chat with automotive journalist, George Kennedy, about his recent drive experience. The 2019 Ram 1500 has everyone raving about it and there are two big headlines that are circulating around it. The first is that Ram is going to a mild hybrid platform in the V6 and will have an optional hybrid with the V8. The second is that it has a massive touchscreen resembling that of the Tesla, and the technology inside has made the truck that much better. It’s all the little stuff that makes this truck great – it’s more comfortable, filled with storage cubbies, and is an incredibly smooth ride. Hear more about why George gives the the 2019 Ram 1500 a double thumbs up.
[01:02:05] Choose Up-fits Wisely
When it comes to personalizing your ride there are so many ways to do it but automotive journalist, George Kennedy, tells us to choose wisely. Car accessories should be function as well as attractive – some are so ill-advised. George feels particularly strong about the visor headlights that some people put on their Jeeps, he feels that it ruins their heritage look. False vents and stance modification should serve a purpose, not just hold up appearances. Alan even shares his views on the modified coffee can size exhaust tips that some in the tuner crowd have been so fond of. Are you an ‘eyelashes on the headlights’ type of car owner?
[01:11:01] Craftsman Tool Giveaway
We are joined by Chris Duke, host of Motorz TV, who tells us about what he is up to with Craftsman. This September, Craftsman will have a relaunch party and Chris has joined forces with them to ramp up the return. Through his personal Instagram, @chrisduketv, he will be giving away a toolset every Friday. All you have to do is answer the question he poses and like the post – BOOM! You’re entered. Chris has a soft spot for Craftsman, as his first tool was a Craftsman hammer and he has stayed loyal to the brand. Share the love, share the tools. Tune in for more now.
[01:18:06] ALL OUT Live
A new show is on its way to your television screen and it may bring a little nostalgia for some. ALL OUT Live, a reboot of sorts of PINKS: All Out, is an evolution of all-out style blended with heads-up style drag racing. Production manager, Brian Bossone, tells us that you don’t have to be the fastest or the best, you just need to be consistent. The best parts of the past shows are going to be implemented into this new structure and they will also be getting the crowds at the events involved. Their first event will take place in Toronto and they even have one scheduled at the Lonestar Motorsports Park (John Hennessey’s track). Find out more about why you don’t want to miss this show.
Explore More with Helpful Links:
- Contributor: Josh Hancock | Hollywood Car Consultant, JoshCAR
- Contributor: Karl Brauer | Executive Editor, Kelley Blue Book
- Contributor: Chris Duke | Host, Motorz TV
- Special Guest: Nik Miles | Host, Our Auto Expert
- Special Guest: George Kennedy | Automotive Journalist, Boston Cars
- Special Guest: Brian Bossone | Producer, All Out Live
- Website: Boss One Media
- Website: Blind Dog Surf Boards
- Website: Craftsman
- Vehicle Mention: Rolls-Royce Cullinan
- Vehicle Mention: Bentley Bentayga
- Vehicle Mention: 2018 Mustang GT
- Vehicle Mention: Superformance Ford GT
- Vehicle Mention: 2019 Ram 1500
- Vehicle Mention: Aston Martin DB11 AMR
- Article: 5 key details about the 2019 Ram 1500
- Program Host: Alan Taylor
- Producer: Dave Milligan
- Production Assistant: Joanne Bolden
- Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
- Copy Editor: Jess Baumgardner
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