It’s that time of the year – there’s a chill in the air, the leaves are falling, and it’s time to hang up the car shows until next year. Or is it!? The powers that be were able to squeeze in one more car show before the snow takes us. Co-founder of CarTender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News and World Report, George Kennedy III, fills us in on Audrain’s Newport Concours and Motor Week in Rhode Island, an event which Jay Leno serves as the Chairman. This event brings together classic lovers throughout the world for one last hurrah before the end of the year. We also chat with George about his test drive of the Honda Passport. Up next, Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO, Ed Justice, Jr., shares his experience judging 1960-1966 sporting cars at Audrain’s Newport Concours, and what makes the Ferrari Lusso that won the category so special. Shifting gears, Executive Publisher for Kelley Blue Book, Autotrader, and Dealer.com, Karl Brauer, discusses why he think’s the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is the European version of the Dodge Viper, why that’s an amazing thing, the end of the Ford GT Factory Racing Program, and the insane value of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Closing out the show, Motorsports Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, and Grassroots Motorsports, Steven Cole Smith, chats with Alan about his driving experience with the Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody, and fills us in on IMSA and NASCAR news. Tune in to get the latest auto news and automotive reviews.
·[00:00:00] End Of Car Show Season
·[00:06:20] Next Generation of Classic Car Hobby
·[00:12:30] Who Determines What a Classic Is
·[00:19:51] Honda Passport: Two Rows, Great Value
·[00:28:16] 2002 BMW Wins Audrain’s 30 Under 30
·[00:35:52] Ferrari Lusso Wins 1960-66 Sporting Cars
·[00:42:14] 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT – Euro-Viper
·[00:48:52] New AMG GT Brings Back Classic Design
·[00:54:44] Ford GT Factory Racing Program Ending
·[01:02:05] 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is INSANE!
·[01:09:22] Dodge Does It Again: Charger Widebody
·[01:18:07] Team Penske Wins IMSA Championship
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·Contributor: Ed Justice, Jr. | President/ CEO, Justice Brothers, Inc.
Host: Alan Taylor
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Contributor: George Kennedy III
Contributor: Ed Justice, Jr.
Contributor: Karl Brauer
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