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 starts this show with Alan as they talk about the new Dodge Demon 170. They attended the debut in Las Vegas where the Demon was air-dropped onto the speedway. With 1025 horsepower and 0-60 in 1.66 seconds, this muscle car recalibrates and optimizes itself to get to its full potential. Only 3300 will be made. Karl will be attending the New York Auto Show for the reveal of the Kia EV9. A three-row, all-electric SUV. Up next is Ed Justice Jr. – Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO, he does a quick pit stop and shares his views on the new Dodge Demon and some news about the auto industry in Europe. In Brussels, Germany as of 2035, no I.C.E. (internal combustion engine) will be able to register. Germany, as the economic engine of Europe, shutting down its auto industry will kill the EU economy. If you want to follow Ed, you can visit www.edjusticejr.com or justicebrothers.com. Rolling into the hot seat next is Josh Hancock – JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant. He shares how F1 racing which has finally found an audience in the U.S. will have races in Las Vegas, Texas, and Miami. F1 drivers are revered in Europe, says Josh, however the younger generation here in the U.S. are taking on an interest as well. He also goes on to share with Alan about an upcoming show called ‘Rennervations’. Where Jeremy Renner, a movie star well known for his role as Hawkeye in the ‘Avengers’, will be going around the world with a team of highly skilled individuals and repurpose decommissioned buses and give them to communities in need. Must watch! Closing the show today with Alan is George Kennedy III, co-founder of Cartender.com, and the Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He’s a contributor to U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and here on The Drive. He is here to talk about the 2022 GMC All Electric Hummer. This 9000 lb. beast, can ‘crabwalk’ right into your pocketbooks. For $108k, this freight train has 1000 horsepower, and 1200 ft-lbs of torque, and can go from 0-60 in 3 seconds. Join us on the next episode as BJ Killeen and Karl Brauer bring on more of what’s new and what’s not in the auto world.
[00:00:00] – Contributor Karl Brauer
[00:07:24] – Dodge Demon 170
[00:13:02] – 1.66 Seconds
[00:20:53] – Kia EV9
[00:28:42] – Contributor Ed Justice Jr.
[00:37:25] – Edjusticejr.com
[00:43:46] – Contributor Josh Hancock
[00:50:58] – Ford Raptor R
[00:56:47] – Rennervations
[01:04:38] – Contributor George Kennedy III
[01:13:06] – 9000lb Beast
[01:21:09]– Let’s do the “Crabwalk”
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Colleen Mahi
Contributor: Karl Brauer
Contributor: Ed Justice Jr.
Contributor: Josh Hancock Contributor: George Kennedy III
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- 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: Ed Justice Jr. | Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO
- Contributor: Josh Hancock | JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant
- Contributor: George Kennedy III | co-founder of Cartender.com, and the Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He contributes to U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and here on The Drive.
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