Drive Along is an automotive talk show hosted by Ron Baker. In each episode Ron interviews people with connections to owning, building, promoting, engineering and enjoying vehicles of every vintage and description. Ron is also the president and owner of Driven Productions, a company dedicated to the development and production of vehicle-related media. Podcast episode guests include everyone from car collectors to CEOs, people providing interesting and unique automotive stories. With over 25 years experience creating and producing vehicle marketing programs, Ron has the knowledge and connections to find interesting people and bring their stories to you.
Episode 4 Classic Car Collecting and Show Participation
Steve Sherriff is the proud owner of a 1937 Rolls Royce which he has meticulously restored to “showroom” condition. We 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.
Episode 3 Jeep Jamboree USA
In this episode I catch 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. We 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.
Episode 2 Evaluating Collector Cars
In this episode I interview 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.
Episode 1 The Fossmobile
In this episode I interview Ron Foss, the grandson of the creator/inventor of the Fossmobile.
The Fossmobile was Canada’s first successful internal combustion, gasoline engine automobile. Manufactured by George Foote Foss in 1897, only one Fossmobile is known to have existed.
Ron Foss has taken on the task of re-creating his grandfather’s iconic vehicle in a full scale replica of the original.
I find out about the story of his George Foss’s adventures in creating the Fossmobile. Also we learn, from Ron, the trials and tribulations of recreating a vehicle from the late nineteen century.