The Drive with Alan Taylor
The month is August, the weather is scorching, and we’re in Reno, Nevada. That’s right, it’s Hot August Nights! In fact, it’s the 30th Anniversary of the event. We’re bringing you the action live from 4th and Virginia, alongside Chris Duke, Steven Cole Smith, Rich Barsamian, Steve Mank, and Mike Whan! | Download Full Episode #256
Segment 1: Those Summer Nights | Download Segment 1
Live from Hot August Nights (@HotAugustNights) in Reno, Nevada, it’s Alan Taylor and Chris Duke (@chrisduketv)! Now how did Alan come to be Grand Marshal (for seven years running) at this awesome event? We’ll find out in this segment.
Segment 2: Viper Races | Download Segment 2
Steven Cole Smith (@RACERmag) is on the line from a “microtel” in Wisconsin. He’ll be heading over to the Road America track soon, but not before he and Alan discuss the ins and outs of racing Vipers.
Segment 4: Five Foot Fat | Download Segment 4
The downside to driving a sporty car like the Fiat 124 or a Miata is the size constraints that become apparent if you’re beyond a certain height and weight. Alan and Steven (@RACERmag) share their struggles with us and provide some protips for hauling yourself out of a tiny car gracefully.
Segment 5: Taking Over the Town | Download Segment 5
There’s a crazy amount of activity going on at Hot August Nights(@HotAugustNights)! Car shows, concerts, cruises, and so much more – is there anything else like it?
Segment 6: Clutches and Flywheels | Download Segment 6
With a revving Mustang in the background, Rich Barsamian fromAdvanced Clutch Technology (@AdvancedClutch) tells us about the company, what he’s doing at Hot August Nights, and his involvement in SEMA.
Segment 7: Protecting Hobbyists | Download Segment 7
Rich Barsamian (@AdvancedClutch) (or King Barsamian as he is known to Alan) works for the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council with SEMA. SEMA is responsible for protecting the automotive world as well as the rights of hobbyists.
Segment 8: The Sound of Pure Performance | Download Segment 8
Is legislation getting in the way of you turning a street legal car into a race car? Act now to stop the madness! The RPM Act of 2016 will cement the definition of a motor vehicle and protect the motorsports industry. Click here to see how you can get involved.
Segment 9: Doing your Duty | Download Segment 9
The great thing about doing a live show at an event is that anything can happen! Of course, that also happens to be the downside. While we’re on the air, a “honey sucking” truck pulls up next to the stage, prompting Alan to tell a “doodyful” story that leaves off on a cliff-hanger. Warning: this segment might make you a bit queasy!
Segment 10: HAN Cup | Download Segment 10
Our next guest, Steve Mank, is a judge for the Hot August Nights Cup (@HotAugustNights), a competition between 50 of the best classic cars in the country. This year’s prize purse is incredible; over $100,000! Find out how the Hot August Nights Cup came to be in this segment.
Segment 11: Like Father, Like Son | Download Segment 11
Steve Mank, Co-Host of Muclecar and all around gearhead, got his start in the automotive world the same way most car guys do – his dad. Starting out as a general mechanic and moving on to hot rods, Steve has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the business.
Segment 12: Ingenuity | Download Segment 12
People are able to engineer some amazing stuff from their own garages. As a judge for the Hot August Nights Cup (@HotAugustNights), Steve Mank has seen quite a few incredible builds. How do they do it?!
Segment 13: A Chicken Covered in Whipped Cream |Download Segment 13
Every great car show needs an auction to go with it. This year, there’s a new group on the scene taking over for Barrett-Jackson: the Motor Sport Auction Group!
Segment 15: Executive Director Whan | Download Segment 15
It’s time to talk to the guy who made this entire event happen! Introducing Mike Whan, first time Executive Director of Hot August Nights (@HotAugustNights)! Let’s find out how things are going so far.
Segment 16: Calling All Young’uns | Download Segment 16
How do you continue to grow an event that has already taken over two cities? Mike Whan, Executive Director of Hot August Nights (@HotAugustNights), tells us about his future plans and how he intends to appeal to a younger demographic.
Segment 17: Hot Rodders of Tomorrow | Download Segment 17
Ever heard of “Hot Rodders of Tomorrow?” It’s an incredible competition that challenges teams of high school students to build an engine as quickly as they can – one even clocked in at under 3 minutes!
Segment 18: Until Next Time | Download Segment 18
And that’s a wrap! We’re having a great time out at Hot August Nights (@HotAugustNights), and it’s time to get back into the action. We say goodbye to Mike Whan, Rich Barsamian (@AdvancedClutch), and Chris Duke (@chrisduketv), but there is just one question we still don’t have the answer to – does anyone actually know what a Grand Marshal does?
Street Rod & Custom Radio
Get ready to travel back in time as we explore the evolution of clutches with Will Baty, classic car favorites with Joe Petralia, and how to save vintage beauties for the future if you could travel in the past with Dan and Ryan. No matter what, we’re hoping that where we go, we’ll still need roads. | Download Full Episode #155
Segment 1: Stick Shift Drivers | Download Segment 1
Does having a stick shift make you a better driver? Ryan Baker thinks so. He and Dan chat about why you should never teach someone you love to drive a stick.
Segment 2: Mr. Clutch | Download Segment 2
Why were clutches in the past so darn stiff? Will Baty fromCenterforce Clutches (@Centerforce) explains the evolution of the stick shift design, and is on a mission to convince Dan to come back to the world of manual transmissions.
Segment 3: Transmission Talk | Download Segment 3
We get into a technical talk on transmissions with Will Baty fromCenterforce Clutches (@Centerforce), and ponder the future of the stick shift. Will manual transmissions ever get up to 9 or even 10 speeds like automatics?
Segment 4: Rare Performance Motorcars | Download Segment 4
Our next guest is a man who has owned practically every car imaginable! Joe Petralia (@joempetralia) from Rare Performance Motorcars is a purveyor of classic automobiles, buying and selling with a discerning eye that only years of experience can bring.
Segment 5: Missing the Past | Download Segment 5
Dan and Joe Petralia (@joempetralia) enjoy a nice rant about the unappealing design of the new Camaro. When will certain automotive companies bring out a few cool new designs that will give car lovers something to drool over?
Segment 6: Time Travel | Download Segment 6
It’s time for another edition of “Dumb Movie Ideas” with Dan! The guys brainstorm various time travel scenarios, predictably ending up wondering the best way to save old cars for their future selves.
Knowing how to network and using your imagination are two key ingredients that go into creating a successful business – but not everyone knows how to use these tools effectively. Our guests share their knowledge of what it takes to start and grow a company. | Download Full Episode #86
Segment 1: What Does it Take? | Download Segment 1
What does it take to have a successful business? Scott Duffy (@realscottduffy), Special Project Editor for Launch @ Inc.com, and Paul David Walker (@PaulDavidWalker), CEO and Founder of Genius Stone, are here to share what they believe are the secrets of the trade.
Segment 2: The “I’s” Have It | Download Segment 2
Scott Duffy (@realscottduffy) gives us a brief look into the services offered at Launch @ Inc.com. Launch brings you a step by step approach to starting a new business, product, or service. Later,Paul David Walker (@PaulDavidWalker) will tell us about a story he recently wrote on LinkedIn: Imagination, Intuition, and Intention.
Segment 3: Imagination | Download Segment 3
How does imagination fit into business? What are the differences between the feelings that come from your ego, and the ones from your intuition? We examine these ideas with Paul David Walker(@PaulDavidWalker) and Scott Duffy (@realscottduffy).
Segment 4: Intuition and Intention| Download Segment 4
Paul David Walker (@PaulDavidWalker) shares how you can recognize when your intuition is guiding you, and when it is your ego trying to call the shots. We also discuss the importance of intention.
Segment 5: People of Influence | Download Segment 5
We’ve all heard about how important networking is in the business world, but does anyone know how to start? Christopher Kai (@unleashthekai), Founder and CEO of KGL and author of “Big Game Hunting,” not only knows how to start, but where to start. After all, working the room is a waste of time if you’re in the wrong room.
Segment 6: Mondays at the Mission | Download Segment 6
Not only is Christopher Kai (@unleashthekai) a CEO and author, he also founded a volunteer program called Mondays at the Mission. This program teaches life skills to homeless teenagers and brings in influential speakers to inspire them to keep dreaming big.
Working Mother Radio
Another school year is rapidly approaching, and with it a whole slew of parental fears and worry. Our guests are here to help quell the panic by giving you the tools you need to keep your kids safe, healthy, and happy during some very tough years – the teen years. | Download Full Episode #140
Segment 1: Total Package Girl | Download Segment 1
Life isn’t always easy; in fact, it usually isn’t. Life for teen girls can be especially difficult, and there’s no playbook or guide on how to navigate that time in life. Kristi Hoffman (@TotalPkgGlobal) recognized this lack of resources and wrote a book – “Total Package Girl.”
Segment 2: Staying Connected | Download Segment 2
How do you approach “red flag” issues that you child doesn’t want to talk about? Kristi Hoffman (@TotalPkgGlobal) shares her tips to staying connected with your teen during the toughest years.
Segment 3: The Internet | Download Segment 3
Times sure have changed. The World Wide Web has given today’s teens a new outlet, and today’s parents a new source of gray hair inducing worry. Social media and cyberbullying are important, relevant, and extremely tricky topics to cover. How can parents help their kids stay safe?
Segment 4: Warning Signs | Download Segment 4
One of the biggest back-to-school concerns is bullying. Dr. Brian Johnson and Dr. Laurie Berdahl wrote a book called “Warning Signs” to help parents recognize and address bullying, whether your child is the victim or the bully. Find out more in this segment.
Segment 5: The Right Tools | Download Segment 5
How can we talk to our kids about bullying? What should they do if they see someone being bullied, or they become a victim? Dr. Brian Johnson and Dr. Laurie Berdahl have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Segment 6: Label the Behavior, Not the Kid | Download Segment 6
Arguably one of the worst moments a parent can face is when they find out their child is a bully. We often think that bullies come from violent, unruly households, but this isn’t always true. Bullies can be bored, entitled kids from good families just as easily. Listen in and learn how you can address this issue if your child is the aggressor.