DriveTime Radio with New York Vinnie

Saturdays 8am-9am

Saturdays, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

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 …in your car, while running errands or with the family gathered around the radio.

“Hey, where else are you going to find the Car Song of the Week?” said host New York Vinnie.

You probably know him for sports and his involvement in the community, but one of the other things New York Vinnie is passionate about is cars. Drivetime Radio lets him share that passion with you. He grew up in the automotive business and has been a licensed motor vehicle inspector and a licensed auto and truck damage appraiser.

You have heard Vinnie on KJR, KIRO, KOMO, The Mariners Radio Network, The Seahawks Radio Network and seen him on Q13 Sports and NWCN.

He loves a good road trip. Vinnie and his daughter Erin have driven cross country and to Graceland twice.

Learn all about this fun and informative program:

Contact: Vinnie Richichi
Twitter: @nyvinnie


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:
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: Originally produced August 13, 2022.