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Infiniti QX80, Jeep Gladiator, Motorsports, and Motoroso | #363
As Emperor Palpatine once said, "Good! Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you!" We might not be letting the dark side take control, but we are most definitely letting off some steam about cars that confound us and the sterilization of motorsports. Starting off the show, Co-founder of CarTender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News and World Report, George Kennedy III, gives a glowing review of the 2019 Infiniti QX80. This mammoth sized SUV sports a spacious, luxurious interior, V8 Engine, ample towing capacity, and... a busy infotainment system adorned by a slightly dated touch screen? Also, George discusses electric vehicle battery range in winter, the corporatization of motorsports, and delivers a critical review of the Nissan Kicks. Shifting gears, automotive journalist, Steven Cole Smith, continues the conversation on the decline of NASCAR and the public image issue that was the Daytona 500 race. Steven isn't without suggestions, and he gives us some of his best (and worst) ideas on how to fix NASCAR. Also, Steven recently got to drive the Jeep Gladiator, and while he can't tell us much, he can tell us that it is awesome! Closing out the show, Founder and CEO, Alex Littlewood, tells us about his new website, Motoroso. Offering a venue for car nuts to show off their latest projects, link to gear used for the build within a picture, and get inspiration from a community of gearheads, Motoroso is a must-see for all car enthusiasts. Don't miss this episode of THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor.
[00:00:00] World of Podcast and the Infiniti QX80
[00:06:45] Touch Vs. Analog in Infiniti QX80
[00:12:30] Nissan Kicks, Kicked to the Curb
[00:19:51] Do Not Judge Too Harshly
[00:28:33] Winter EV Battery Range Warning
[00:35:52] Motorsports: Corportized and Sterilized
[00:42:12] Does Daytona 500 Make NASCAR Look Bad?
[00:48:42] Steven Cole Smith's "We Fix NASCAR"
[00:54:43] Motorsports Well-Check
[01:02:04] Attention to Detail in Jeep Gladiator
[01:08:49] Tell Your Car's Story On Motoroso.com
[01:18:05] Find Inspiration, Start A New Project…read more