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The Drive With Alan Taylor: Going Jurassic – The 2023 Ford F150 Raptor

Listen as the radio/TV host and guests talk about the latest automotive news


In the latest episode of “The Drive with Alan Taylor”,  Karl Brauer, automotive industry analyst. Karl has been in Ingolstadt, Germany, courtesy of the Volkswagen Automotive Group. They gave him a sneak peek of their new “secret” product that will be coming out soon. Karl say’s it’s a drivetrain that is electrifying. While there, he got to tour the “Audi Tradition” a media center that shows the history of Audi. Karl has been driving the 2022 Ford F150 Lightning. He says it uses the same physical dimensions as the other F150’s, yet redesigned in ways that make a difference.

Up next is Brian Moody, Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com. The duo briefly discuss Buick and it’s surprising survival. They are coming out with the “Wild Cat” as their new all electric concept car. Brian say’s it’s got sort of a Jetson type vibe with a 300 mile range. Brian shares a website called KBB.com/service-repair-guide where you can find out what kind of service your car may need. Type in the make and model, what’s been going on and it will help you narrow down the problem. 

George Kennedy III, co-founder of Cartender and freelance automotive journalist, closes the show today with Alan. George has been driving the new 2023 Ford F150 Raptor and loves it. George shares his final thoughts as he feels that we are gonna see more hybrids in the near future, yet Alan feels it’s not the beginning of the end for internal combustion engines.

[00:00:00] – Ticket to Ingolstadt
[00:06:44] – The Fifth Element
[00:12:30] – 17 Years of Waiting
[00:19:51] – Buick Wild Cat
[00:28:48] – Online Service Guide
[00:35:53] – How did we get there?
[00:42:13] – Bought it Twice
[00:48:35] – No Reserves!
[00:54:44] – Bodacious!
[01:02:04] – 2022 Jeep Wrangler 392
[01:11:13] – 2023 Ford F150 Raptor
[01:18:04] – All The Refinement


Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Colleen Mahi
Contributor: Karl Brauer
Contributor: Brian Moody
Contributor: BJ Killeen
Contributor: George Kennedy III

To learn more about “The Drive with Alan Taylor,” visit the podcast’s website.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is our Content Manager. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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