The Drive with Alan Taylor
Join us for a special episode broadcast from Monterey Car Week. Today we’re at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with notable guests including Jay Leno, Barry Meguiar, Jay Ward, Craig Jackson, Ralph Gilles and more! | Download Full Episode #260
Segment 1: #TheNext100 | Download Segment 1
This year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featured the special marque, 100 years of BMW. We explore the eclectic compilation of cars from a BMW 319 to Elvis Presley’s infamous 1957 507 roadster with BMW North America (@BMW) Corporate Communications Manager, Dave Buchko (@DaveBuchko).
Segment 2: Benedict Castle Concours | Download Segment 2
Nicole Meguiar Northcote gives us a preview of the upcoming Benedict Castle Concours presented by Crossroads Car Shows. We learn more about the event’s unique blend of celebrating the car hobby and benefiting a fantastic charity, the Teen Challenge of Southern California (@scteenchallenge).
Segment 3: Collector Car Insurance | Download Segment 3
You’ve worked hard to save up your pennies and earn that prized collector car. Is your insurance working just as hard to protect you and your vehicle? TDC Risk Management Principal, Jim Schwarzkopf (@jimschwarzkopf), fills us in on the benefits of Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Collector Car Insurance (@Barrett-Jackson).
Segment 4: Picture Perfect | Download Segment 4
As a young designer at Ford Motor Company, Ken Eberts, took a keen interest in the Ford GT40. Now serving as President of the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS), Ken brought his passion to life when creating the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance poster which features three GT40′s which won the Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Learn more about what inspired Ken to create this new masterpiece.
Segment 5: Elixir Effect | Download Segment 5
For some, a car is simply a tool to get from Point A to Point B, but that ain’t our audience! Fiat Chrysler Automobiles(@FiatChrysler_NA) Global Head of Design, Ralph Gilles(@RalphGilles), describes what he calls the elixir effect – the emotional high you experience when driving an epic car like Alan’s Dodge Viper ACR.
Segment 6: Future of Viper | Download Segment 6
The Dodge Viper will be taking a hiatus from the production line for the foreseeable future. FCA (@FiatChrysler_NA) Global Head of Design, Ralph Gilles (@RalphGilles), predicts what’s to come for the iconic nameplate and others in the FCA lineup. Spoiler alert: turbos are here to stay.
Segment 7: The Quail | Download Segment 7
There’s so much to do at Monterey Car Week, Alan couldn’t see it all himself. Host of the Cars Yeah podcast, Mark Greene(@CarsYeahPodcast) reports from The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, and says it was better than ever before!
Segment 8: Cars Yeah | Download Segment 8
Mark Greene (@CarsYeahPodcast) is a lifelong car guy, but it wasn’t until a family illness that he chose to make a passion for petrol his stay-at-home occupation. Tune in for the origin story of Cars Yeah.
Segment 9: Who’s Who | Download Segment 9
With more than 600 guests on Cars Yeah in just two short years, who has been Host, Mark Greene‘s (@CarsYeahPodcast) favorite? Mark spills the beans, and his answer may surprise you.
Segment 10: Jay Leno’s Garage | Download Segment 10
Jay Leno (@JayLeno) has a deep passion for all things on wheels. Car-lovers everywhere can travel with Jay on his television and web series, Jay Leno’s Garage (@JayLenoGarage). Alan gets the behind-the-scenes details on a recent episode featuring a 360 degree vehicle tour.
Segment 11: Jay Leno & Barry Meguiar | Download Segment 11
We learn about Jay Leno‘s (@jayleno) latest project vehicle, a 1971 3.75 Mercedes-Benz Coupe, find out why he compares the beauty of a motorcycle to a fine watch, get his take on Uber using self-driving Volvo XC90′s, discuss his favorite late model vehicles, and more. Then, the one and only Barry Meguiar (@Barry_Meguiar) pulls up to the mic to talk collector cars. Tune in, this is one jam-packed segment!
Segment 12: Pebble Beach Stand Outs | Download Segment 12
Jay Leno‘s (@jayleno) and Barry Meguiar (@Barry_Meguiar) are pros when it comes to attending car shows. They’ve seen it all… almost. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance showcases rare vehicles that catch the eye of the most seasoned attendee. Which rides stand out at this year’s event? Find out.
Segment 13: Creating Cars | Download Segment 13
Following our theme of cars in Hollywood, we catch up with Pixar’s Cars Creative Director and Legacy Guardian, Jay Ward(@MisterJayWard). Jay draws parallels between real world car design and animation. Plus, find out what it’s like to serve as an honorary judge at Pebble Beach.
Segment 14: Uniting Generations | Download Segment 14
What does the Cars Creative Director use as his daily driver? Where did his love-affair with cars begin? We go deep with Jay Ward (@MisterJayWard), the man behind the endearing movie franchise capturing the hearts of old and young gear-heads everywhere.
Segment 15: Wrecking Yard Years | Download Segment 15
John D’Agostino of Celebrity Kustoms and Steve Mank of Conestogo Motors reminisce with Alan about long days spent in the wrecking yard before we find out how they both got started in the car business.
Segment 16: Clone Cars | Download Segment 16
As we head into fall, we gear up for Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas (@Barrett-Jackson). Alan and Barrett-Jackson CEO, Craig Jackson, look back at an informative symposium which took place at the inaugural Mohegan Sun event, teaching car enthusiasts to properly identify “clone cars” and other modified vehicles.
Segment 17: Buying Smart | Download Segment 17
When you purchase a collector car, Alan says, “You buy from the heart.” How can buyers make sure they buy smart, and don’t get duped by an impostor vehicle? Craig Jackson explains how Barrett-Jackson (@Barrett_Jackson) tries to safeguard the buying process at their auctions. Then, Barry Meguiar (@Barry_Meguiar) pops on the mic to give much deserved kudos to Craig.
Segment 18: Signing Off with Barry Meguiar | Download Segment 18
Closing out our special episode, we take a moment to appreciate the high drama and stunning spectacle of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with long-time friend of the program and Meguiar’s (@Meguiars) President, Barry Meguiar (@Barry_Meguiar). Plus, learn more about upcoming events, Cruisin’ for a Cure and Benedict Castle Concours.
Brian Buffini came to America from Ireland, got into a horrible motorcycle crash, accumulated $250,000 in medical debt…then became a millionaire by the age of 26. Curious as to how he did it? We were too, and we’ve got the whole scoop straight from the horse’s mouth. | Download Full Episode #90
Segment 1: Luck of the Irish | Download Segment 1
Brian Buffini (@brianbuffini), Founder and Chairman of Buffini & Company, came to California from Dublin, Ireland with the hopes of getting a tan and making himself a millionaire. Well, he’s still pale, but he has done amazing things in his life. We will spend the entire hour getting to know how Brian did it.
Segment 2: Making a Millionaire | Download Segment 2
How does a man go from owing $250,000 in medical bills at the age of 19 to being a millionaire by 26? It took 13 surgeries, various odd jobs along the way, and advice handed down through generations for Brian Buffini (@brianbuffini) to achieve the American dream, but he did it.
Segment 3: House Painter to Home Seller | Download Segment 3
What can you do to make yourself stand out? What puts you ahead of the crowd in a competitive market? Brian Buffini(@brianbuffini) started as a house painter with his father and grandfather in Ireland, and from their guidance he learned the principles that would help him later succeed in real estate. Listen in to find out what they taught him.
Segment 4: Success Strategies | Download Segment 4
A wise man once said, “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” Brian Buffini (@brianbuffini) continues to teach this idea, along with being open to learning, knowing your goals, and applying what you learn to what you do.
Segment 5: The Work Life Balance | Download Segment 5
So much focus goes into the business that we sometimes leave our families by the wayside. 26 years of marriage and 6 kids have taught Brian Buffini (@brianbuffini) that at the end of the day, all you have is your family. Find out how he has kept a positive home life while still growing his company.
Segment 6: Failure is Not a Person; It’s an Event | Download Segment 6
A certain amount of failure is guaranteed in business; how you handle that failure determines what happens next. Brian Buffini (@brianbuffini) leaves us with his 3 tips for personal growth; work on yourself, embrace a spirit of gratitude, and go for it.