The Weekly Driver Podcast #1 (Monterey Auto Week)

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Welcome to the debut of The Weekly Driver podcast. Co-hosted by James Raia and Bruce Aldrich, the weekly podcast is an extension of the website, The latter has been published since 2004 and features new car reviews and articles on automotive trends. Click on the link below to listen to episode #1.

The Weekly Driver Podcast #1 (Monterey Auto Week)

James Raia is a syndicated automotive columnist for Bay Area News Group and Gulf Shore Business Magazine. He is also a freelance writer who contributes sports, business and lifestyle articles to many print and online publications. He lives with his wife and two cats in Sacramento.

The rare and exotic Pagani was featured at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering during Monterey Auto Week.
The rare and exotic Pagani was featured at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering during the 2017 Monterey Auto Week. The prestigious show is among the topics in the debut of The Weekly Driver podcast. Image © Bruce Aldrich/2017.

Bruce Aldrich is the editor and publisher of An avid endurance athlete who exercises with his wife and dog often in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe region as well as in Sacramento. Bruce is also a veteran photographer and videographer.

James and Bruce have collaborated on many automotive projects in recent years. With our new podcast, we’ll share our thoughts on the automotive world. We’ll talk about new cars and old cars, trends, auto shows and our enjoyment of the varied world of cars and trucks.

Our debut podcast is a review of Monterey Auto Week. Bruce and I visited four events in three days. We were hosted by Lisa Guthrie at The Santa Lucia Preserve and attended a private event she began seven years ago called the Concours & Cocktails. It featured about three-dozen vehicles, including our favorite, the 1955 Ford F-100 owned by Bob Kavner.

Bruce and I also attended The Little Car Show in Pacific Grove, Mecum Auctions in M0nterey and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel. We have reports on those events, too.

Thank you for listening, and we welcome your comments. Email The Weekly Driver podcast at [email protected].

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