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

Jill Ciminillo from Pick Up Truck + SUV Talk

In this Independence Day edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing about the closures on I-5 as the reviving projects go under way. Plus, the top 5 biggest parking lots in the United States. Then for the main segment, Jill Ciminillo joins the show to share about which new pick-up trucks are coming to the market, and how the style of vehicle is becoming more and more popular.

This week, Vinnie drives the Genesis G80 Sport.

Listen to the Car Tune “American Cars” by Annie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HqTDoScPI4

Roslyn Vintage Trailer Rally l Mazda 3

New York Vinnie broadcasts LIVE from the Roslyn Vintage Trailer Rally. At the beginning of the show, he shares about the petition to rename Seattle’s Occidental Avenue to Paul Allen Boulevard. Then, he chats with one of the participants in the rally to interview her about the trailer she has entered into the rally.

This week, Vinnie drives the Audi A6 allroad and reviews the Mazda 3 Turbo on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to this week’s Car Tune “No Trash in My Trailer” by Colt Ford here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXA0ItbX-CI

Top Catalytic Converter Targets | Toyota Avalon

In this Fathers’ Day weekend edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by talking about proper car care and preparation during scorching temperatures as we approach the first days of Summer. Then, the struggle with thieves stealing catalytic converters continues. Find out the top 10 vehicles which are most commonly targeted and why. Finally, as the cost of gas goes up, so does the price of Teslas.

This Week, Vinnie drives the Mazda 3 and reviews the Toyota Avalon Hybrid XSE Nightshade on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to this week’s Car Tune “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCSMCgqlc-0

Joni Pursell, Jayne Barocela | Hyundai Santa Fe

This week on DriveTime Radio… Joni Pursell makes her last stop on her Drive Toward a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease Fundraiser. Then, Vinnie visits with Jayne Barocela from Relic Trailers to find out how her modern trailers with a vintage vibe are making an impact on the RV community.

This week, Vinnie drives the Toyota Avalon HSE and reviews the Hyundai Santa Fe XRT on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

EVs, Vinnie’s Motorcycle Accident | Lexus RX 450h

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by sharing about an article written by Brian Cooley regarding the percentage of the US that each state will have of electric vehicles. Plus, how Ford is taking notes from Tesla about selling its electric vehicles. Finally, Vinnie shares a personal story about a life-changing motorcycle accident he had when he was a teenager.

This week, Vinnie drives the Hyundai Santa Fe and reviews the Lexus RX 450h F Sport on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Memorial Day Tribute | Mazda CX-5

In this Memorial Day weekend edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie begins by paying his respects to the tragedy in Uvalde as well as the members of the military who lost their lives fighting for the United States of America. Then, gas prices continue to skyrocket and New York Vinnie has some things to say about the gouging that you need to be aware of. Following that, he provides updates on the upcoming Indianapolis 500 race and how the crowd will be back in full capacity and a sell-out crowd.

This week, Vinnie drives the Lexus RX 450h and reviews the Mazda CX-5 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to this week’s Car Tune “Willys Jeep Song” by Robert Lund here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueRIbjHBfxc

Kirby Arnold, Joni Pursell

This week on DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie chats about the ongoing surge of gas prices that just keep getting higher and higher, as well as the classic Mercedes-Benz that sold for 143 million dollars in charity. Then, he welcomes Kirby Arnold to the show to discuss what’s to be expected in this year’s Indianapolis 500. After that, another guest Joni Pursell joins the show. She’s the next correspondent from Drive Toward A Cure for Parkinson’s Disease, and she’s conquering the feat on a Harley! To support her cause, please visit https://www.drivetowardacure.org/fundraising/joni

This week, Vinnie drives the Mazda CX-5 and saves the Lexus review for next week

Listen to the Car Tune “Drivin’ Around” by The Raspberries here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbI5A5Lxvps

Car News I Toyota 4Runner

This week on DriveTime Radio. New York Vinnie talks about car news including news about rental cars. Also, Vinnie drives the Lexus LX600 and road tests the Toyota 4Runner.

2022 Mudfest Review | Honda Civic

New York Vinnie returns to KKNW in this returning Saturday’s edition of DriveTime Radio, and this week, he begins by revealing the news about the electrification of the Chevrolet Corvette. Then, he welcomes John Vincent from the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) to debrief this year’s Mudfest in the Pacific Northwest, along with various other vehicles which are taking over the automotive industry. Finally, he celebrates Mothers’ Day by featuring My Mother The Car.

This week, Vinnie drives the Toyota 4Runner and reviews the Honda Civic Sport Hatchback on the DriveTime Radio Road Test

Listen to this week’s Car Tune “My Mother The Car” by Sammy Davis Jr. here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LOWVFptf5Y

From Wheel to Yoke | Chevrolet Tahoe

In this Saturday morning’s edition of DriveTime Radio, New York Vinnie talks about the West Seattle Bridge…what is coming up at The New York Auto Show…”Yo Vinnie” with what I am driving this week…is the steering wheel going away?…and you are huge so what car should you buy to hit the road comfortably? You have a huge family? You want a car that is so big it comes with it’s own weather system as an option.

This week, Vinnie drives the Genesis G70 and reviews the Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 on the DriveTime Radio Road Test.

Listen to this week’s Car Tune “Shotgun” by Rick Astley here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDrPbuOhKDM