Alan buckles in as he welcomes Amy Lerner with Blue Passport Productions. Lerner revs right in on how a midlife crisis got her into racing and now she is addicted. She goes on to say that the Gazelle Rally in Morrocco was her first win and has returned 4 times. The 2013 Australian Safari rally is where she won in her class as well as winning the Overall Production at the Dakar Rally. Amy goes onto share about the time where she had lunch with “some guy” she saw at the race, only to find out she was sitting with Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer, Rod Hall! Lerner takes her final lap in today’s show as she shares her experience on driving a 1982 Porsche 911 SC in the Dakar Classic, which is a new event that runs alongside the Dakar Rally as well as through the country of Saudi Arabia. Alan makes a quick pit stop to chat with Sue Mead – Automotive Journalist and author, off-road adventurer and racer. Sue shares of her time in Saudi Arabia and being a part of an all female racing team with Amy Lerner. She goes on to talk about her experience of being a team manager and giving support to Amy as well as the rest of the team. Alan then pick’s up George Kennedy III – Co-Founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S News & World Report. George buckle’s in and shares his thoughts on test driving the 2021 Land Rover Defender. With all its modern amenities, good wheel clearance, and just over all good handling, George concludes that this is what a Land Rover is. Alan takes his final lap with Brian Moody – Executive Editor for They talk about AutoTrader’s new list of best vehicles for 2021 and give brief reviews of certain vehicles. They go on to discuss Tesla, and it’s creator Elon Musk and how it is one of the most successful car companies on the planet. Alan and Brian end today’s show with a list of land yachts you can get under 10K. Need more buzz on what’s new in the auto world? Take “shotgun” and join Alan and his guests on this weeks, “The Drive”.

[00:00:00] – Midlife Crisis
[00:06:31] – One More Win!
[00:12:31] – Dakar Classic
[00:19:51] – Saudi Arabia
[00:29:48] – My First Time
[00:35:51] – I Support You
[00:42:12] – 2021 Land Rover
[00:48:26] – Great Perspective
[00:54:43] – Over the Rover
[01:02:03] – Autotrader’s New List
[01:11:56] – The Great Entrepreneur
[01:18:03] – Land Yachts


Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: George Kennedy III
Contributor: Brian Moody
Special Guest: Amy Lerner Special Guest: Sue Mead


  • Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report 
  • Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor, Autotrader
  • Special Guest: Amy Lerner | Blue Passport Productions
  • Special Guest: Sue Mead | Auto journalist

Vehicles Discussed: 1982 Porsche 911 SC, 2021 Land Rover Defender, Acura TLX Sports Sedan, Chevy Tahoe, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford F-150, Genesis GV80 SUV, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia K5, Kia Sorento, Lexus IS Sedan, Nissan Kicks, Toyota Venza Hybrid, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Mercury Grand Marquis, Buick RoadMaster, Cadillac DTS, Lincoln Town car, and the Toyota Avalon


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