PODCASTS

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Podcasts are a powerful and engaging way to reach an audience.  They are available almost everywhere.  Podcasts are particularly great for long drives, commutes or for just relaxing at home.  Podcasts can be a solo experience or shared.  They have become a major media category with over 2.4 million podcasts produced and 66 million episodes.

Driven produces the Drive Along podcast. Our services are also available for development, production, hosting and promoting individual or corporate programs. 

To promote the useage of podcasts we produce our own. 

Drive Along with Ron Baker 

 

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Drive Along with Ron Baker is a podcast dedicated to car culture enthusiasts. In each episode, guests representing owning, collecting and driving special vehicles are interviewed. We’re not talking about your daily driver here. With over 3 decades of experience creating car-related television shows, radio programs and live events, Ron has the knowledge and connections to seek out experts to share their stories on the Drive Along podcast.

 

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A Real Tire Guy

Off Road Ford BroncoBill Hume, is a dedicated tire guy with over thirty years of experience.  We talk about Bill’s history, his true appreciation for all things round and rubber and his latest adventure – launching the Atturo Tire brand in Canada.  Bill started in western Canada but found that his interest in tires would bring him to the centre of the tire industry.  His knowledge and dedication to the tire industry are obvious s as he recounts the history of Atturo Tire co. and the various specialty tire fitments that they offer.

Racing for fun combined with a NASCAR career

Watkins GlenRob Roessel is the director of corporate sales for the NASCAR north region. Rob is someone who combines his love of all things automotive with his career.  He has been involved with Watkins Glen both as a driver and as a corporate sales representative for many years.  He now includes Michigan International Speedway as part of his responsibilities within the NASCAR family.
Rob has many stories about his own car experiences as well as some insights into the unseen side of putting huge  events together at iconic race venues.

Collector Car Auctions

Collector Cars CanadaDavid Case created Collector Car Canada in June of 2021. I originally interviewed Dave in August of that year promising to catch up in a year to hear how things had progressed.

This podcast is a combination of the original interview with an update interview with Dave added to the beginning

We cover why a new Canadian auction  site was needed and what he sees for the future.
Dave is a collector in his own right and he shares some entertaining and insightful stories about his own experiences buying and selling cars from his own collection.
David and www.collectorcarcanda.ca have their finger on the pulse of the  collector car scene in Canada.

Evaluating Collector Cars

Collector Car EvaluationIn this episode Ron interviews Maurice Bramhall of Maurice Bramhall and Associates.  Maurice has dedicated his life to classic and vintage automobiles.  He has been a restorer, a dealer, an appraiser and even a car collection evaluator.  In this episode he shares insights and stories about car restoration, and car appraisals.  What to watch for and what not to expect.

Jeep Jamboree USA

Jeep Jamboree Wheel CoverIn this episode Ron catches up with an old friend, Pearce Umlauf.  Pearse is the President and CEO of Jeep Jamboree USA.  We discuss the history of taking Jeep vehicles off-road for recreation. They talk about Mark Smith the founder of Jeepers Jamboree which evolved into the modern Jeep Jamboree programs, and the Rubicon Trail (the only 10 rated trail in North America – as in most difficult). Plus how Pearse got involved and became the head of the program that now boasts over 50 events.

1937 Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce ClassicSteve Sherriff is the proud owner of a 1937 Rolls Royce which he has meticulously restored to “showroom” condition.   Ron and Steve discuss details of the restoration and where he exhibits the vehicle.  Steve is also a recognized judge on a Concours d’Elegance level of automotive classic car shows.  He shares stories of exhibiting the Rolls at various shows across North America and some of the interesting situations he has gotten into during inspections at some of these shows.  Steve emphasizes that participating in car collection is a gratifying hobby but should never be considered a money making venture – far from it.  He goes on to explain exactly how one should go about getting involved if they are interested. Great interview with insights stories and a few laughs.

Tire Talk

Performance TiresIn this episode Ron catches up with Bill Hume, a tire industry veteran and colleague.  They have known each other for   more than twenty years, They talk the history of tires, current technologies and what lies ahead.  Bill also delves into how  the unique requirements of electric vehicles are making all the manufacturers re-think tire technology.

This is one episode where the rubber really does  meet the road.

Automotive Woman

Juliana ChiovittiJuliana Chiovitti – Automotive Woman.  Juliana literally grew up next to a race track.  Her parents owned a go-kart track and she has been involved in motorsports since she was old enough to walk.  Juliana and Ron talk about her race experience, her race-related businesses as well as her current activities on and off the track. Enjoy this interview with a true automotive woman.

Worldly Car Collection

Porsche 358Nadir Ansari is a collector of unique and eclectic vehicles.  He has sourced and procured vehicles all over the world.  Each vehicle has an unique story and is representative of a period in automotive or  history and culture.  He is a partner in Eclection Automotive. He speaks of his first collector vehicle – which he stills owns – to what’s next on the rare vehicle horizon.