10/12/19 Kia’s Emergence and Ford’s Folly
On this episode we discuss Andretti’s Formula E opinion, the differences between manufacturing gas vs. electric, the rise of trade schools and more! Jay then breaks down the current SUV market and tells us why Kia is making waves.
10/5/19 Super Duty and Titan star at the Texas State Fair
This week we’re talkin’ flawless yacht delivery, no more freezing in Detroit for the NAIAS, autonomous shuttles and just as the title says: the trucks at the Texas State Fair.
9/28/19 Mustang Performance Journalist Evan Smith
On this week’s show we cover the evolution of car subscription services as well as talk to special guest Evan Smith to talk about the state of the Mustang and all things muscle car!
9/21/19 IMSA Prototype Champion Eric Curran
It’s a show about dealerships! This week the team discusses some shady dealership practices and then interviews Eric Curran who runs his own exotic dealership. Did we mention he’s an IMSA Champion and the current go-to driver for testing/sorting these Saleen S1’s?
9/14/19 The Man With 10,000 Cars
This week’s topics include BMW’s ugly grill, 4,000 lost cars, lane monitors and more! Special guest Michael Shanes calls in to talk about his car collection.
9/7/19 Which New Driver Assist Features Annoy You?
On show #1005 we discuss why you see police folks touch tail lights on a traffic stop, truck makers ignoring the RV market, no recall on the Theta II engine that causes fires and more! Rick heads off to Watkins Glen so Jay and Spencer take on the topics of driver assist and the announcement of the Fiat 500 ending production in the US.
8/31/19 Automotive Spy Photography Has Changed
Our topics this week include a Ranger lawsuit, Harley’s Livewire and more! We then cover how Automotive Spy Photography has evolved.
8/24/19 Market Headwinds facing the Electric Car
On the show this week we cover various topics including a Nissan deep dive, Robert Cumberford shredding the C8, and the underwhelming color changes in new models. We then address your concerns about buying an electric car and what the current challenges are to make EV’s the next era.
8/17/19 Impressions of the C8 with Corvette Mike
This week we talk about Kia’s upcoming truck, your thoughts on a plastic car, an entry level Porsche and more! The show then wraps up with special guest Mike Vietro, aka Corvette Mike, to talk about his thoughts on the new mid-engine C8 Corvette.
8/10/19 RECALL: Hyundai vs. the Center for Auto Safety
This week we cover topics such as Pismo’s dune buggy ban reversal, France declares solar roads are a failure, and more! We then have special guest Jason Levine, the Executive Director for the Center of Automotive Safety on to discuss Hyundai’s fire problems and recalls in general.
8/3/19 Thank You: Show #1000 with Peter Brock
20 years ago I was invited by Rick Titus to start a radio show in Bakersfield. We have always delivered Drivers Talk as America’s car show, in a format that both challenges and educates our magnificent audience. Now, on show #1000, I would just like to thank our listeners around the world and invite them on another fast and informative lap. -JD
7/27/19 The Highs and Lows of Fiat Chrysler
On this episode, the team talks about the over-saturated Crossover market, the bastardization of the Chevy Blazer, “Cars That Failed Because They Were Before There Time” featuring your responses and a deep look at the current state of FCA.
7/20/19 MINI Should Be Sold Consumer Direct By Internet
This week the team tackles Mitsubishi’s new EVO, Silverado fighting RAM in the truck market, Buick vs. Cadillac and finishes it off with a round table on the possibility of MINI selling direct.
7/13/19 Long Distance Motorcycle Touring
Rider Magazine’s own Mark Tuttle gives the best advice on how to get the most out of your Motorcycle Touring trip! The show covers other topics like a NASCAR/Indycar team up, Officiating ruining sports and more!
7/6/19 Jeeps on the John Bull Trail
This week the team covers the latest automotive topics including: a Subaru and Toyota team-up, Fiat dealing with the sales slump, A hot rod Nissan Leaf and our Big Bear rock climbing experience with the Jeep 4×4 school.
6/29/19 Stolen Victory: Ford’s Lemans Disqualification
Rick talks to Ford Racer Ben Keating about his disqualification in Lemans.
6/22/19 Can Mitsubishi Really Come Back?
This week the show starts off with the hottest industry news like the on again off again merger, Indy and NASCAR in the rain, Fisker Karma and more! Cam Benty then joins the show to talk about Mitsubishi’s latest offering, the Outlander Hybrid. Can it compete in today’s market?
6/15/19 Frame-less Pick Ups Are Coming
This week Road Test Editor Cam Benty joins the team in studio to cover the latest in automotive news, the Ford v. Ferrari trailer, Lotus’ new car introduction, your submissions for the ugliest car produced, Unibody pickups and more!
6/8/19 New Side Mirror Cameras
General Motors selling it’s Renaissance Center, tips for how to pick up the best electric vehicle, A Honda planet getting an EPA energy star headline the news segment! We then talk side view mirror cameras and what else might be coming down the line.
6/1/19 What Was Your First Car?
This week the team discusses some of the lastest automotive news including supercars, Nissan, a 90’s Corvette fire, aluminum costs and more! We then dive into the topic that we asked our audience on Tuesday: first cars.
5/25/19 Way Off Road: Overland Adventure Camping
This week Rick, Jay and Spencer cover various news topics including helium shortages, Mazda and Nissan sales, the state of Mitsubishi, a Tesla Trifecta +1 and much more! The second half of the show features Jay discussing how to get your offroad vehicle outfitted to handle anything the wild throws at you!
5/18/19 What NASCAR can learn from Indycar
This week the team takes on various news topics including 90 day car supplies, hot mid-size trucks, a Euro rally impound on the autobahn and more. The best racing going on right now is Indycar, so what can NASCAR learn from them to fill those empty seats?
5/11/19 Cars We Wish We Kept
This week Rick, Jay and Spencer discuss some of the latest news in the industry, as well as talk about the cars they wish they haven’t sold. We also read off some of our listeners cars that got away as well!