THE DRIVE brings you all the latest automotive news, product reviews, celebrity guests and more. Hosted by award-winning automotive expert, Alan Taylor. For many years, Alan's expertise and quick wit has entertained millions on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, FOX, and the Speed Channel.
Alan heads up the Craftsman Garage live stage for SEMA 2018 as the automotive industry once again gathers in Las Vegas, Nevada to show of their latest innovations and new products. Up first, "Wheeler Dealers" Host, Mike Brewer, shares his automotive enthusiasm and origin story on the Craftsman live stage. Next, Star of "Fast N' Loud", Richard Rawlings, discusses his numerous lucrative business ventures, from tequila, energy drinks, and restaurants to his multiple television shows. Shifting gears, original developer of the HAZMAT system and inventor, Nick Singer, tells us about his most recent venture, Truck 'N' Cover - a series of modular truck bed systems that will revolutionize the way your family uses their pickup. Next up, Head of Passenger Car Brands - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA - North America, Steve Beahm, chats about the new Dodge Redeye, a 797-HP everyman's version of the Demon, and how his father was a big influence on him becoming a car guy in his formative years. Then, Hurst's Larry Weiner shares the rich history of Hurst Shifters from their inception in 1958 to their 60th anniversary this year. Find out why you should upgrade your vehicle with an iconic Hurst shifter. Changing lanes, Host of "Long Lost Family", "Overhaulin'", and "Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions", Chris Jacobs, talks about his favorite cars and projects, including a 1985 Porsche 911, a 1968 Plymouth GTX, and his work on TLC's tearjerker, "Long Lost Family". This show is particularly close to Chris' heart as he too was reunited with his birth mother at the age of 23. Also, Dennis Collins and Kelsey Collins of Collins Bros Jeep recount what it's like to work with Richard Rawlings and their recent win at Kuwait Concours d'Elegance with an Austin Healey named Goldie. Wrapping up the show, LINE-X President, Dennis Weese, and American television personality, Jesse James, discuss LINE-X's display at SEMA, including their amazingly strong protective coating, and a pair of Dodge Rams separated by 25 years. Jesse also fills us in on his time spent as crew chief for his wife, Alexis DeJoria, and recent foray into the firearms industry. Don't miss out on these exciting interviews from the Craftsman Garage live stage at SEMA 2018.
[00:00:00] From Deals on Wheels to Wheeler Dealers
[00:08:19] Mike Brewer Shares his Enthusiasm
[00:12:30] Richard Rawlings and his Many Ventures
[00:19:51] Truck 'N' Cover
[00:28:08] FCA's Steve Beahm on Craftsman Stage
[00:35:51] This History of Hurst Shifters
[00:42:11] Your Car's Story on ClassicCars.com
[00:45:14] Project Cars and Long Lost Family Tears
[00:54:42] Classic Cars and Jeep Passion
[01:02:03] Line-X and Jesse James' New Show
[01:12:33] Jesse James the Crew Chief
[01:18:04] LINE-X 1993 Dodge Ram by Jesse James…read more