Alan’s first guest on today’s “The Drive”, is Richard Rawlings – American Entrepreneur and media personality. Star of Fast N’ Loud, Owner of the Gas Monkey Garage. He is selling 92% of his car collection. It’s a ” No reserve”, “Bring A Trailer” event. “Bring A Trailer” allows real buyers and real sellers to get together without all the bureaucracy. Vehicles such as the 1966 Fairlane 500, with a 390 in it. Black on Black. Early fords; 1936 Ford Roadster, 1937 Ford Business Coupe, original paint and interior, Zimmer, 1962 Corvette, 1958 Corvette, 1966 Ford GT Mustang Coupe he curated, a lavender King T, and a ’79 Porsche 928 original everything, to name a few. Thoughts on what’s going on in California? He’s not a believer in electric cars. What happens when you have all these electric car batteries laying around? Electric cars are not environmentally friendly. “What are you most proud of?”, asks Alan. Richard responds by saying that he is in a position in his life where he can take care of his dad with advanced Alzheimer’s. BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason jumps on board for a quick ride as she announces that Ford is getting ready to introduce the 2023 Super Duty trucks, with a 6.8-liter V8 engine, that are naturally aspirated. BJ also sheds light on the new Volkswagen electric microbus, ID buzz, that has been receiving good reviews. It’s adorable and coming to America soon. Next is Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member, and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com., introduces the new 2023 Lexus RX 500 H, Its got an advanced hybrid powertrain and more intuitive technology. Your choice of gas powered, hybrid, and super hybrid. Karl interviewed William Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and Jim Farley, President of Ford Motor Company, Both were great interviews. When asked their thoughts on where the auto industry is going, Jim says the world is expecting the car companies to go electric, to go along with the times, and we are doing just that. William Ford Jr., replies, “I think my great grandfather would say what took you so long.” A lot of it would be tough for him but would have been completely on board. William continues with the fact that this has been the most fun time in his career.
[00:00:00] – Special Guest Richard Rawlings
[00:06:23] – Bring Your Trailer
[00:12:31] – Gasmonkeygarage.com
[00:19:53] – Thomas Crown Affair
[00:28:37] – Not a believer
[00:35:53] – Family Bond
[00:42:14] – Contributor BJ Killeen
[00:48:28] – Volkswagen Electric Mini Bus
[00:54:45] – Contributor Karl Brauer
[01:02:05] – 2023 Lexus RX 500H
[01:12:14] – Interview with Jim Farley, President of Ford Motor Company,
[01:18:06] – Interview with William Ford Jr. Generation Strong
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Colleen Mahi
Contributor: BJ Killeen
Contributor: Karl Brauer
Special Guest: Richard Rawlings
EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS:
- Contributor: Karl Brauer | Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com.
- Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason
- Special Guest: Richard Rawlings | American Entrepreneur and media personality. Star of Fast ‘N Loud, Owner of the Gas Monkey Garage.
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