DriveTime Radio with New York Vinnie is an entertaining weekly look at the fascinating world of automobiles from the classics to electric hybrid and fuel cell. Latest news, interviews with industry people, new car and truck reviews, how to deal with the dealers and the best Sunday Drives will all be in DriveTime Radio. Have fun and learn something all while listening.


Latest Episodes

AM Radios & Drive Toward a Cure

In this Saturday’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing about how he considers Thanksgiving to be his favorite holiday. Then, he talks about the relationship between electric vehicles and listening to AM radio. Plus, the Drive Toward A Cure for Parkinson’s Disease fundraiser returns to DriveTime Radio. This year, Vinnie speaks with the founder of the cause, Deb Stearn Pollack, who shares about the history of the fundraiser and the exciting incentives which they are offering this year.

This week, Vinnie drives the Lexus NX 350h.

Listen to the Car Tune “Car on a Hill” by Joni Mitchell here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sFSDpp7IU

Contribute to Drive Toward a Cure here: https://drivetowardacure.org/

John Vincent on the LA Auto Show | Land Rover Defender

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by chatting about the impact Elon Musk is bringing to Twitter, in a not-so-similar way to how he brought an impact to the electric car world. Then, he welcomes John Vincent to the show from US News and World Report to give us a look at the LA international auto show and some of the most notable vehicles which were unveiled there including Genesis and Porsche.

This week, Vinnie drives the C300 4MATIC and reviews the Land Rover Defender on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to the Car Tune “Makin’ Thunderbirds” by Bob Seger here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CW5GRilRyE

LIVE from the Seattle International Auto Show

Vinnie broadcasts LIVE from the Seattle International Auto Show this week to bring you all the latest about the annual weekend event in Seattle showcasing the newest and best in the automotive industry from every vehicle manufacturer in the USA. New York Times contributor Tom Voelk joins Vinnie discuss some of the vehicles at the show. After that, representatives from Tacoma Public Utilities and Avants join Vinnie to talk about charging electric vehicles and what car enthusiasts look for at the auto show.

Journalists Mark Vaughn & Tom Voelk

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by chatting with Mark Vaughn from Autoweek about electric vehicles and how range numbers don’t need to be that high for most people. Then, award-winning automotive media creator Tom Voelk joins the show to discuss the upcoming Seattle International Auto Show in addition to both of their thoughts on how electric vehicles are benefiting drivers around the world. Plus, find out how you can be entered to win tickets to the 2022 Seattle International Auto Show!

Rebelle Rally with Jill Ciminillo

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing his thoguhts on why automobile companies cannot develop both electric vehicles and autonomous driving vehicles at the same time. Then, Jill Ciminillo from Pickup Truck + SUV Talk joins to show to share about her experience participating in the Rebelle Rally as well as how it’s not range anxiety, but charging anxiety for electric vehicles.

This week, Vinnie drives the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Listen to the Car Tune “Crown Victoria Custom ’51” by Jerry Lee Lewis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzi1wU0JtI

Ultra-Luxury Electric Vechicles

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing about the latest electric vehicles working their way into the market, including the all-new Rolls-Royce Spectre EV Coupe and Cadillac Celestiq. Then, Vinnie goes to the other end of the spectrum to break the news about a micro EV which regurgitates a concept from the ’50s and ’60s.

This week, Vinnie drives the Infiniti QX55.

Listen to the Car Tune “Driving Song” by Jethro Tull here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u8Me9lgosc

Mariners’ Postseason & Autonomous Driving | Mercedes E 450

This week on DriveTime Radio, NY Vinnie begins by reflecting on and commenting on the current status of the Seattle Mariners in the postseason as they trail 0-2 to the Houston Astros in a first to 3 games race. Then, he switches gears to the automotive industry and gives updates on some of the new cars coming to the roads such as the Polestar lineup, as well as the current process of bringing vehicles closer to autonomous driving.

This week, Vinnie drives the Buick Envision Essence AWD and reviews the Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to the Car Tune “Somebody Stole My Car” by The Kinks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMLKuWqoG4A

Experiencing the EV Lifestyle

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by reminiscing on the past week of Mariners baseball up to their first post-season win. Then, after a multiple-week stretch of driving nothing but EVs, Vinnie shares the dramatic shift in how he had to change his lifestyle to adjust to the infrastructure. He will also quickly review each of the electric vehicles he drove throughout that timespan.

This week, Vinnie drives the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and reviews the BMW i4, Chevrolet Bolt, and Genesis GV60 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test(s).

Listen to the Car Tune “I RIDE” by William Shatner here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FexiHi_hVg

Snohomish County EV Car Show

In this week’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by talking about electrics and one of the craziest reasons why some have caught on fire. Plus, a celebration of the Seattle Mariners breaking the curse and making the playoffs after a 21 year drought! Then, for the main segment of the show, Vinnie welcomes in Aaron Swaney from the Snohomish County Public Utilities District to share about the Electric Vehicle Car Show going on this afternoon where EV owners from around Snohomish County will be showing off their vehicles and talking about why they love driving an EV.

This week, Vinnie drives the Genesis GV60.

Listen to the Car Tune “My Oh My” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvNQWQSwmow

Electrifying the Automotive Industry | BMW i4

In this Saturday’ morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie opens with a brief chat with Nathan the producer about the current status of the Seattle Mariners and the wild card race. Then, he talks about nothing but electrics for the rest of the show. How everyone needs to adjust to a new powertrain in the automotive industry, and some of the challenges it’s going to face with so many different brands emerging.

This week, Vinnie drives the Chevrolet Bolt and reviews the BMW i4 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test

Listen to the Car Tune “Electric Car” by They Might Be Giants here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BPU5mKipNo