Kicking off the show today we have George Kennedy III, Co-Founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, joining us! George shares his thoughts on the new BMW 540i he is driving and Alan raves about the all-new F-250 he had! Next up we have Steven Cole Smith, Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine and Grassroots Motorsports, sharing his experience riding with Mario Andretti on his last drive ever. Steven and Alan go on to talk about the Indy Grand Prix Championship Race and how close it was between Joseph Newgarden and Scott Dixon. They close out their time together discussing the huge hit NASCAR has taken this year. Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO, Ed Justice Jr. joins us to talk about everything from increased car sales, Trump’s help with lowering gas prices, and how this year has been really hard for many in the automotive industry this year. Volkswagen profits are down 30%, Tesla took 10 years to sell a million cars, all of which have make Ed even more thankful that his company is doing well. Jumping in to chat with us next is BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. BJ and Alan talk about the new eCrate conversion kit by GM that kicked off this year’s SEMA Online. Closing out today’s show with us is Dan Sandberg, President and CEO of Brembo Brakes North America. Dan and Alan discuss how increased car sales have increased their brake production, which will soon include their all-new Greentive brake disc that should last nearly the lifetime of the vehicle! Tune in to check out more of the latest automotive scoop!
·[00:00:00] BMW Model Expansion
·[00:06:19] New BMW 540i Spec’s
·[00:12:30] The New Ford F-250 Tremor is Seriously Amazing!
·[00:19:50] Mario Andretti’s Last Drive
·[00:28:22] Indy Grand Prix Championship Race
·[00:35:50] NASCAR and Covid-19
·[00:42:10] Car Sales & Gas Prices
·[00:48:38] New Fuel Efficient Vehicles
·[00:54:41] Automotive Financial Struggles and 2020
·[01:02:02] General Motors All New eCrate
·[01:10:26] Genesis New Car Lineup
·[01:18:01] Greentive Breaks by Brembo
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: George Kennedy III
Contributor: Steven Cole Smith
Contributor: Ed Justice Jr.
Contributor: BJ Killeen
Contributor: Dan Sandberg
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·Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report
·Contributor: Steven Cole Smith | Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine and Grassroots Motorsports
·Contributor: Ed Justice Jr. | President and CEO of Justice Brothers
·Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist, Voice of Reason
·Contributor: Dan Sandberg | President and CEO, Brembo Brakes North America
Vehicles Discussed: BMW 540i, Ford F-250 Tremor, Volkswagen, Tesla Model 3, GM eCrate, Genesis GV70
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