We know, we know, the new Chevrolet C8 Corvette is awesome at an attractive price; but don’t count the older generations of Corvette out. Kicking off the show, Autotrader Executive Editor, Brain Moody, talks about all of the sweet Corvettes from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that you can get for pretty dang cheap, and the previous generation C7 Corvette that is still an amazing ride. We also discuss language that will help you be more car dealer savvy, and Toyota’s upgrade to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Then, automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, chats about Alan’s recent appearance on Drivers Talk Radio, and her test drive of the Lexus UX 200. Switching lanes, A Mile A Way Productions Producer, Michael Miles, gives us the inspiration for his soon-to-be-released film, “Rapid Response”, which covers the evolution and importance of safety in racing. Next up, Alan fills us in on how he made the transition from wrecking yard owner to nationwide automotive radio host. Student at Hennessey Tuner School, Jason Kutner, is also making moves in his life to become a car-crazy automotive journalist and describes how following his passions has lead to a more fulfilling life. Changing gears, Hemmings Motor News Editor-in-Chief, Terry McGean, fills us in on their brand-new online auction website. Hemmings.com/auctions will have a host of full support staff ready to help sellers create an auction posting for their car that is sure to grab the eye of any prospective buyers. Tune in for more automotive insights, news, and reviews.
·[00:00:00] Past Generations of Corvette Still Great
·[00:05:56] Know How to Talk To Your Car Dealer
·[00:12:30] Toyota Cars Will Have Apple Car Play
·[00:19:51] Alan Goes on Drivers Talk Radio
·[00:29:20] BJ Killeen Reviews the Lexus UX 200
·[00:35:53] Rapid Response Spreads Safety Awareness
·[00:42:14] Alan Taylor’s Big Break in Radio
·[00:48:04] Trying to Make it as an Auto Journalist
·[00:54:45] Satisfaction of Following Your Passion
·[01:02:05] Hemmings to Open Online Auctions
·[01:11:21] Tons of Tools on Hemmings Auctions
·[01:18:07] Upcoming Events, Terry’s Cars, Model Ts
[00:00:00] Past Generations of Corvette Still Great
Yes, the new Chevrolet C8 Corvette is an amazing looking machine, and it’s sub $60,000 price tag makes it very attractive; But don’t forget about the older generations of Corvette! If you’re in the market for a sleek, sexy car, the late 60s and early 70s Corvettes are still beautiful cars. Autotrader’s Brian Moody shares his passion for most generations of Corvettes, from the 60s, to the most recent C7 Corvette. Hear more about these awesome cars.
[00:05:56] Know How to Talk To Your Car Dealer
Car shopping at dealerships can be a tricky business. Thankfully, Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, is here to give us some tips and fill us in on some of the best lingo to know while negotiating for a lower price. Discover how knowing the difference between dealership incentives, cashback reward programs, and loyalty reward programs could help you save thousands on your next Chevrolet Colorado. Tune in to get tips and tricks now.
[00:12:30] Toyota Cars Will Have Apple Car Play
Toyota traditionally has had a rocky, non-starter relationship with Apple CarPlay. The two companies were previously unable to come to an agreement based on who would control user data privacy in their vehicles. If this issue has caused you duress, Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, has some exciting news for you: Toyota is starting to adopt Apple CarPlay and Android auto into their 2019 and 2020 models. Switching gears, we chat about some of the best small cars out there, from the 2020 Toyota Corolla, to the 2020 Hyundai Veloster.
[00:19:51] Alan Goes on Drivers Talk Radio
Following his trip to the Saleen facility in Shanghai, China, Alan got to go on Drivers Talk Radio to chat about his experience. This was his first time on Drivers Talk Radio, and he couldn’t be more excited about it! Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, is a veteran of Drivers Talk Radio and has been doing the show for for more than 20 years. BJ gives us the history of Drivers Talk Radio hosts, Jay and Rick. Changing lanes, we learn about the new partnership between Toyota and Subaru, and the electric crossover they’re designing together. Tune in to learn more.
[00:29:20] BJ Killeen Reviews the Lexus UX 200
Cute in a quirky way, with good angles and a fun drive, the new 2020 Lexus UX 200 is a great entry level crossover. Automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, gives us the details on this five seater. With a moderate 169HP engine and size comparable to a BMW X1, the Lexus UX 200 starts at $32,000, but potential buyers could see an asking price of over $40,000 with additional options. BJ finds this car to be over priced due to that fact. Tune in to learn more.
[00:35:53] Rapid Response Spreads Safety Awareness
Did you know that in racing, one in seven drivers were killed annually in the 60s? When Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was killed at the Daytona 500, it was a shock to the world; but race car driver deaths used to be much more commonplace. Over the years, the industry has implemented changes and research that have reduced the number of race car accident related deaths to rare occurrences. This topic is near and dear to A Mile A Way Productions Producer, Michael Miles, as he has been a huge racing fan since a very young age. That’s why he decided to start the project that would eventually be Rapid Response, a film about the evolution of safety in racing from the 60s to the 2000s. Tune in to learn more, or check it out at RapidResponseMovie.com.
[00:42:14] Alan Taylor’s Big Break in Radio
People always ask Alan how he got into the radio business, how is he so lucky!? Alan tells the tale of his journey from wrecking yard owner imparting business wisdom on to a radio show host, to host of a national radio show himself. The secret to success as an automotive journalist, be it print, web, or radio, is you just gotta love cars. Listen in for more.
[00:48:04] Trying to Make it as an Auto Journalist
Hennessey Tuner School Student, Jason Kutner, was a private wealth manager, but found that job to be as far removed from his passions as possible. Jason wanted to be in the automotive hobby, and he made moves to make sure he could do that. Now he’s following his passions and he couldn’t be happier. Tune in to learn more about Jason’s transition from corporate life to car-guy life.
[00:54:45] Satisfaction of Following Your Passion
Working in private wealth management doesn’t offer a lot of person gratification. That’s why Hennessey Tuner School Student, Jason Kutner, made the shift into the automotive industry. We chat with Jason about how learning in the industry has changed from a completely hands-on experience to a video tutorial world. Through it all, his passion for the industry has carried him strong. Find out how following your passions can give you the greatest satisfaction of all.
[01:02:05] Hemmings to Open Online Auctions
For the first time, Alan gets to chat with somebody from Hemmings Motor News! Hemmings Motor News Editor-in-Chief, Terry McGean, discusses the history of Hemmings Motor News and its role as the Bible of the classic car world, their ability to survive the 2008 crash, the proliferation of their editorials, and what got him into the classic car hobby. Now, Hemmings is moving into the future with a brand new feature: Hemmings Auctions. Learn more at Hemmingsauctions.com
[01:11:21] Tons of Tools on Hemmings Auctions
If you have a classic car that you want to sell, Hemmings Auctions is one of the best places for you to do that. With their helpful staff, you can get an ad set up with professionally written descriptions, pricing assistance, and much more. Hemmings Motor News Editor-in-Chief, tells us more about their auction process, including the fact that after paying a $99 listing fee, your car is guaranteed a spot inHemmings classified ads if it doesn’t sell in the auctions. Listen in to hear more about the awesome features of Hemmings Auctions.
[01:18:07] Upcoming Events, Terry’s Cars, Model Ts
Hemmings Motor News Editor-In-Chief, Terry McGean, is a huge car guy – to nobody’s surprise! Terry shares some of the upcoming events that he is excited for, like their Musclepalooza muscle car show and drag race, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Then, Terry shares about some of the awesome cars he owns like his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, and 1996 Chevrolet Impala. Changing gears, Terry gives us his predictions for the classic car hobby. Find out why he thinks Model Ts are on the rise.
Explore More with Helpful Links:
·Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor, Autotrader
·Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist
·Special Guest: Michael Miles | Producer, A Mile A Way Productions
·Special Guest: Jason Kutner | Student, Hennessey Tuner School
·Special Guest: Terry McGean | Editor-in-Chief, Hemmings Motor News
·Vehicle Mention: 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette
·Vehicle Mention: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette
·Vehicle Mention: 2019 Lexus UX 200
·Vehicle Mention: Kia Niro
·Vehicle Mention: 2020 Dodge Challenger
·Website: Hemmings Auctions
Host: Alan Taylor
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Contributor: Brian Moody
Contributor: BJ Killeen
Special Guest: Michael Miles
Special Guest: Jason Kutner
Special Guest: Terry McGean
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