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

NAIAS with Paul Eisenstein

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by talking about the grand reopening of the West Seattle bridge as well as how there are still ICE engine cars which are still heavily in production despite the increasing switch to electric drivetrains. Then, Paul Eisenstein from The Detroit Bureau joins the program to report on the North American International Auto Show which lasts from September 14-25.

This week, Vinnie drives the BMW i4

Scotty Reiss from A Girls Guide To Cars (encore)

In this encore presentation of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing the news about how all trucks will eventually be powered by electricity instead of internal combustion. Plus, he announces what it takes to receive federal tax credit for an electric vehicle from the new law in the works. Then, Scotty Reiss joins the show to share about her blog “A Girls Guide to Cars”.

This week, Vinnie drives the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2

Listen to the Car Tune “Expressway to Your Heart” by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKTP-F6pP8

Originally produced August 13, 2022.

Work Truck Labor Day Special | Infiniti QX60

It’s Labor Day weekend, which means it’s time for another special edition of the DriveTime Radio featuring the pickup truck! This year, Vinnie pays tribute to the automotive workhorse by talking about how the pickup truck is being taken care of much better now than it was back in the early days. Then, how the Ford Maverick is heavily backlogged due to the impressive amount of demand it has. Plus, find out where Labor Day ranks among the most dangerous holidays for being on the road and the statistics behind it.

This week, Vinnie drives the Ford Bronco Raptor and reviews the Infiniti QX60 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to the Car Tune “Work Truck” by Tim Crosby here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB9nDUQEJhU&feature=youtu.be

Tacoma Traffic, ICE Engine Bans | Mitsubishi Outlander

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by providing the latest news in the automotive world, featuring the Tacoma Narrows bridge, along with other major roadways and freeways which will see improvements. He also reflects on Charlie the Highway Helper, then more updates on states banning the sales of brand-new internal combustion engine automobiles.

This week, Vinnie drives the Infiniti QX60 Sensory AWD and reviews the Mitsubishi Outlander on the DriveTime Radio Road Test

Listen to the Car Tune “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fWw7FE9tTo

Stellantis News, Monterey Car Week

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins the show by talking about the return of the Hornet to the Dodge lineup, this time as a CUV. Plus, other Dodge vehicles which are getting upgrades for the 2023 year. Then, Vinnie shares the news of how Lincoln is upping their luxury game with the showing off of their L100 concept at Monterey Car Week. Later in the show, Perry Stern joins the program from Monterey Car Week to give us the scoop on what’s going on down there and what he’s experiencing.

This week, Vinnie drives the Mitsubishi Outlander CUV

Scotty Reiss from A Girls Guide to Cars

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing the news about how all trucks will eventually be powered by electricity instead of internal combustion. Plus, he announces what it takes to receive federal tax credit for an electric vehicle from the new law in the works. Then, Scotty Reiss joins the show to share her “A Girls Guide to Cars”.

This week, Vinnie drives the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2

Listen to the Car Tune “Expressway to Your Heart” by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzKTP-F6pP8

Cold Electrics, Car Prices, Traffic Lights, Batmobile

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie opens up by debunking the myth that electric cars won’t work in the cold. Then, he dives into the car selling business and talks about the benefits of standardized vehicle list prices. Plus, a history of traffic lights and Vinnie’s experience driving a batmobile.

This week, Vinnie drives the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Listen to the Car Tune “Traffic Lights” by Sara Kays here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57stBn4tbeA

LIVE from Shoreline Cars & Coffee | Honda Passport

New York Vinnie goes on location this week to bring you the show live from Shoreline Cars & Coffee! He begins the show by paying tribute to American actor Tony Dow (passed July 27, 2022) and his reunion with his Chevolet Corvair. Then, he welcomes special guest Lance Lambert of the Vintage Vehicle Show to the program to chat about the gaggle of groovy automobiles which are pulling into the the event.

This week, Vinnie drives the Lexus ES 300h F Sport and reviews the Honda Passport TrailSport on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to the Car Tune “Our Car Club” by The Astronauts here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTf59IUrHg

New Ways To Start Cars | Volvo C40 Recharge

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie opens up by chatting about baseball and fireworks with Nathan the producer. Then, some of the most unconventional ways that some cars may require in order to turn on the engine. Plus, more and more electrics are joining the market. Find out which ones to expect from nomral to unique styling.

This week, Vinnie drives the Honda Passport Trailsport and reviews the Volvo C40 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to the Car Tune “Daddy’s Cup” by Drive-By Truckers here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McW2NwWtR9E

Jill Glass from Hydroplane Museum l Mazda MX-30

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by contemplating whether horsepower is going to remain the name for how much oomph a car has. Plus, some of the latest models being introduced to the Hyundai lineup. Then, he welcomes Jill Glass from the Hydroplane Museum to share about the Hydroplane and Hot Rods event, held on July 16.

This week, Vinnie drives the Volvo C40 Recharge and reviews the Mazda MX-30 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.