Alan is joined by Josh Hancock – JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, as they talk about Volvo and its transformation to be electric by 2030. The continue on about synthetic fuel and how promising it looks. Alan shares that the only electric vehicle he has is his golf cart. Josh talks about Ford’s F-150 being the number one selling vehicle for years and how it’s new option comes with a generator in the back so you can run your tools. George Kennedy III – C0-Founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report joins in as talks about how the Ford F-150 Hybrid with it’s generator in the back helped Texans when their power went out during a recent snow storm. George says driving the new Ford is amazing and has great towing capabilities despite it being a hybrid. The duo go on to say that it is important to have good brakes when towing a trailer to make sure your car can handle the load. Alan chimes in to say that the only thing lacking in electric vehicles is the sound of the engine, V8 to be specific. Dan Sandberg – President and CEO of Brembo Brakes North America parks a seat as he and Alan how nice that car shows are happening again. Alan shares about his friend going to Berret Jackson to auction off a car. Dan shares that Brembo is doing a massive overhaul to the company. Their high performance brake kits and new upgrade programs along with a race trace kit is the new hottest thing coming from Brembo. Alan snips about how someone tried to sell him a knockoff Brembo part. The show comes to a close with Harvey Briggs – Editor and Publisher for Rides and Drive. The duo talk about the new Infiniti Qx55 and how they both got to test drive one for 24 hours. Impressed by its new sleek and sexy look, the Infiniti also has a variable compression engine that will give you good gas mileage and the “umph” when you need it. Harvey says it should be released in late spring. Want more on what’s new in the “Auto World”?, Join us on this week for the inside scoop of this weeks, “The Drive”.
[00:00:00] – Everything Electric by 2030
[00:06:09] – Generators and F-150 Saves the Day
[00:12:30] – Electrifying the Classics
[00:19:51] – V8 (Not the Juice)
[00:28:27] – Hybrid Got Umph!
[00:35:52] – Pulling Your Load
[00:42:12] – Showing Off Your Beauty
[00:48:57] – Pista Program
[00:54:43] – Knockoff!!
[01:02:03] – To “Infiniti” and Beyond!
[01:11:48] – A Little “Boost” When Ya Need It..
[01:18:04] – Good Read
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: George Kennedy III Contributor: Josh Hancock Contributor: Dan Sandberg Special Guest: Harvey Briggs
EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS:
- Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report
- Contributor: Josh Hancock | JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant
- Contributor: Dan Sandberg | President and CEO, Brembo Brakes North America
- Special Guest: Harvey Briggs | Editor and Publisher for Rides and Drive
Vehicles Discussed: Ford F-150 Hybrid, Infiniti QX55, Rolls Royce, Volvo
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