Covid, Daytona, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and A Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 | #451

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Ed Justice Jr. of Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO call’s shotgun with Alan on this weeks, “The Drive”. He and Alan talk about the Roar Before 24 at Daytona. The extensive screening that went on, even if you camped in an RV, you still have to screen. He says there were almost 50 cars racing, and the driver’s were just chomping at the bit for this race. Classic car expert and Executive Director at the Petersen Museum, Dick Messer slide’s in to share how his thought’s on electric cars. They talk about Amelia Island Concours moving their date to May. Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, NACTOY juror and board member. Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com and Executive Publisher at CarExpert.com jump’s into the seat and talk’s about his experience in teaching his daughter how to drive on a classic versus a new car. He and Alan reminisce about the show “Knight Rider” and it’s main star being a 1981 Firebird. Alan shift’s gear and shares how he finally got to sit in the new Ram TRX. He talk’s about inventory on these are limited due to a shortage of a microchip. The same microchip that is being used in the making of the new Xbox and Playstations. George Kennedy – Co-Founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Glove, and U.S. News & World Report shares his thought’s about test driving the Hyundai Sonata hybrid and how we was averaging 45 mpg. George then drift’s over to share his ride in a Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and that with it having 258# of torque let him get up to speed on the highway quite nicely. George and Alan end the show with how manual transmission are on the endangered species list and how there is a movement to save them. Join us for more laps around the track, as we catch up to what’s new in the auto world.

[00:00:00] – Save Now, Spend Later!
[00:05:59] – Hybrids and SUV’s
[00:12:30] – Torque It
[00:19:51] – Keeping It Old School
[00:27:36] – Driver’s Ed is Dead
[00:35:51] – MPG’s Matter
[00:42:00] – COVID at the Line Up
[00:48:39] – It’s a Big Deal!
[00:54:43] – Electric vs. Petro
[01:02:03] – This Car is on Fire!
[01:10:39] – Gaming Console Stole My Chips!
[01:18:04] – Changing With Times

CREDITS

Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: Ed Justice Jr.
Contributor: George Kennedy
Contributor: Karl Brauer
Special Guest: Dick Messer

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
·Special Guest: Dick Messer | Classic car expert and Executive Director at the Petersen Automotive Museum
·Contributor: Karl Brauer | Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, NACTOY juror and board member. Executive anaylist for ISeeCars.com and Executive Publisher at CarExpert.com
·Contributor: Ed Justice Jr | Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO Vehicles Discussed: 1988 Pontiac Firebird, 1981 Pontiac Firebird, Hundai Sonata Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

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