Alan welcomes special guest, Josh Hancock – Hollywood Car Consultant. The duo begins the show with a little insight of the new James Bond movie. The featured car is an Aston DB5, which was made famous in Goldfinger. There is an Aston Valhalla that sits in the background as a 1973 Aston Martin V8 zooms on by. And of course, the “bad guys” are driving the Land Rover Defender. If you’re a Bond fan, you will like its dark and sinister setting. To be released October 10th. They switch topics as Josh shares that Ford announced a 11.7-billion-dollar investment. The “Oval City”, a manufacturing plant to build the F150 Electric Lightning for their 150,000 reservations. Steven Cole Smith – Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports joins Alan next as they discuss the controversial winning at Talladega Race. Gossip swirling that NASCAR engineered and stopped the race as Bubba Wallace was clearly in the lead. Steven says there’s no conspiracy. Bubba won the rain delayed race. First win. 1963 was the last time that a African American driver won the race. Steven says he doesn’t watch the news anymore, it’s too depressing. Steven shares a bit on what’s happening in the motocross world. Texas NHRA, last few races, 36th Annual Fall National this weekend. Formula 1, Circuit of the Americas in Texas in a few weeks the only United States appearance for them. Steven says people are enjoying cars again. He goes on to say that the current generation doesn’t seem to be interested in cars and that cars are capsules of memories. Shifting gears, Steven drove a 4 door, black diamond edition, Ford Bronco. Looks a little bit like the original bronco, but modern. Rough riding and loud. It’s got a 2.7-liter V6 Twin Turbo eco boost, 335 horsepower and 400-pound feet of torque with a 10-speed automatic trans. Comfortable on the inside and fantastic off-road. Austin Texas is where he did some serious off-roading and says It’s designed for it. Jeep had no real competition until now. Stefan Williams – Creator of Mod2Fame.com joins Alan next. Stephan starts his conversation as he shares if he could buy a car with a Hemi engine with his stimulus check. He found a vehicle that was just about the right price and bought it. He has partnered with Autotempest.com to do a giveaway inspired by his experience. Stephan shares with Alan of what inspired to create his website. It started by him watching videos on YouTube and not finding what he was really looking for. So, he decided to create his own videos for himself, and others like him. Up next in the hot seat is Brian Moody – Executive Editor for Autotrader.com. They go through Autotraders 10 best used vehicles under $10K list. They start with the 2010-2013 Buick LaCrosse, which is a big, luxury sedan. Then they go to the 2011-2015 Chevrolet Cruze and you should be able to get one of these with very low miles on it because they aren’t too expensive brand new. Brian says his favorite on the list is the 2011 Mustang with a V6 engine. Alan talks about driving a new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. He says that driving it around town it almost never had to switch over to the engine and just ran all electric and how great that was. Brian talks about a rumor of a new Subaru Outback that will be called Outback Wilderness. It will have amazing off-road capabilities. The duo share about spring car care tips. Brian says that if your car has been sitting for a bit to check the tire pressure because the changing of the temperature from hot to cold can cause your tires to deflate a bit. Check your wiper blades for cracks or damage. Check the alignment before you drive it much. Check the cabin air filter especially if you have seasonal allergies.
[00:00:00] – 007
[00:05:51] – Aston Is Back!
[00:12:33] – Oval City
[00:19:55] – Bubba Wallace
[00:27:47] – Cars are Capsules
[00:35:57] – Black Diamond Edition
[00:42:19] – Stimulus Check
[00:48:53] – Mod2Fame
[00:54:53] – Cars and Politics
[01:02:14] – Autotraders Top 10
[01:11:25] – Outback Wilderness
[01:18:19] – Car Care Tips
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: Brian Moody
Contributor: Steven Cole Smith
Special Guest: Stefan Williams
Special Guest: Josh Hancock
EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS:
- Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor for Autotrader.com
- Contributor: Steven Cole Smith | Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports
- Special Guest: Stefan Williams | Creator of Mod2Fame.com
- Special Guest: Josh Hancock | Hollywood Car Consultant.
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