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 5 Tire Talk
In this episode I catch up with Bill Hume a tire industry veteran and colleague I have known for more than twenty years. We 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.
Episode 4 Rolls Royce
Steve Sherriff shares stories from his lifetime of experience in restoring classic cars and preparing them for car shows. He recounts funny situations and keen insights from the collector car world.
Steve explains how he has enjoyed participating in car shows with his 1937 Rolls Royce.
He is a one of a kind character and puts out a challenge for listeners at the end of the show.
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.