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The RAV4 SUV has been popular for a number of years, but the combination of Toyota’s Sport Utility Vehicle with a battery operated powertrain makes it special. The RAV4 EV is a collaboration with Tesla Motors, who designed and produced the battery and electric powertrain.
The new Toyota RAV4 EV provides a quiet, comfortable, and smooth ride with easy handling, due mostly to the low center of gravity as well as a low coefficient of drag. The front bumper, grill, side mirrors, rear spoiler, and the underbody were all re-styled to provide the new sedan-like ride. The battery pack is mounted near the center of the vehicle and very low.
Lots to talk about on tonight's episode.
First we start with Sprint, the Cup Series title sponsor since 2004 (was originally Nextel) has announced that they will not return after their contract expires after the 2016 season. We discuss why Sprint may be making this change, and who the possible replacements for them could be...
The season opening exhibition race, the Sprint Unlimited has also gone under a couple of changes. The pole sitters, as well as past Daytona pole sitters, and all of the Chasers from 2014 will be eligible for the 2015 race. These changes are known as the Danica clause. We'll discuss our thoughts on these changes for 2015.
Also, some more unfortunate for driver, Brian Vickers. Vickers, the current driver of the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series will now miss at least the start of the 2015 season now due to an illness once again. This will be the 3rd time in his career that he will miss significant time due to illness.
Frank Kerr has also been hired for Richard Petty Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series team.
And on the truck side, Ray Black, Jr will run for rookie of the year at SS-Greenlight Racing in 2015, as he will run the full schedule.
Also, if we have time, we will talk about the changes talking place on pit road now that the NASCAR officials will no longer be in every pit stall.
An industry veteran of 20+ yrs, a pro, experienced, disciplined and wonderful working VO actress: Meet KAY BESS! Her tagline is “Exceptional Voice-Over” and being that she's sustained a career and has credits to match, that's true.
Thanks to JASON RACKOW for his fabulous and friendly audio editing of todays interview!
In this episode, we learn how Kay has been in the biz for 20 years, but still is evolving and expanding. Promo and commercial VO has been her staple, but how does it change with gaming VO? What about singing? We also talk about competition today, what she has seen change in her own business VO slice of pie, “survival” skill sets for VO, and how we VO actors are tribal people… We create community!!
Kay Bess is an American voice actress with over 20 years experience. Kay is the female voice of The Tennis Channel, the female imaging voice for Q107 Toronto, and narrated the insanely popular TV series The Property Brothers on HGTV, seasons 1-4. She was the female voice of DIRECTV from 2009-2013. She's voiced hundreds of TV and radio commercials including most recently McDonald's, Barilla Pasta, Hidden Valley Ranch, Intuit, Kaiser Permanente, Apple Computers, Jergen's, Toyota, Hyundai, Big O Tires, and more. She's done promos for CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Comedy Central, The Disney Channel, and CTV News Canada. She has narrated documentaries airing on HGTV, Discovery, WE, E! and Learning Channel. Kay does private voice over coaching, is also a published author, poet and mom. www.KayBess.com, @KayBess and on FB.
VO artist LoveThatRebecca is your host and producer of Love That VoiceOver. Connect on Twitter @LoveThatRebecca & @LoveThatVO, on FaceBook pages Rebecca Michaels and Love That Voiceover, plus http://www.LoveThatVoiceover.com.
Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorsport Monday talk all the latest in the world of racing. The boys discuss the IndyCar silly season with many notable F1 refugees from Jean-Eric Vergne to Alexander Rossi considering crossing the pond. There is also big news in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series with Shelby Blackstock and British stalwart team Carlin heading to Indy Lights. WEC just wrapped up its season in Sao Paulo with Porsche taking a much deserved first victory and the great Tom Kristensen sailing off into the sunset. In other news, Ford is pulling its factory support of its V8 Supercar teams.
Tune in for all this and more in the gravel trap.
Noted automotive journalist ALAN GELL recently attended a special media Ride-N-Drive at the FC Dallas Toyota soccer stadium. Toyota was introducing their new Camry, Sienna, and Yaris. One of the special guests was PHI PHUNG. He is the Customer Sales Manager for Harman Automotive, specializing in the sound systems for all Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
Harmon Automotive specializes under several audio name plates, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Revel, and Mark Levinson.
Alan and Phi discuss the newest innovations and systems installed in the new 2015 Toyota Camry. The new Camry has an all new exterior, except for the roof panel. The front end is more muscular and bold in appearance.
Toyota has unveiled their new 2015 Toyota Camry and a number of journalists were invited to attend a special ride-and-drive event at FC Dallas soccer field in November. Long-time automotive journalist ALAN GELL was on-hand and during the day, had a special one-on-one interview with BRIAN WILLIAMS.
Brian Williams had conducted the 'walk-around' for the journalists earlier in the day, explaining all the differences in the new model compared to last year's model. Brian is with Product Sales and Engagment at Toyota headquarters in California.
Toyota first introduced the Camry in 1983 and has sold over ten million of the small sedans. This 2015 model has an all-new exterior using all re-designed sheet metal panels -- except for the roof.
TalkingCarZ presents: Steve Tomaszewski CEO & Founder "LIVE" from The Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois. Call in now to 1-909-202-8714 and Watch "LIVE" on www.TalkingCarZ.com
The Muscle Car and Corvette National Show brought to you by Bill Stasek Chevrolet & Mecum Auto Auction.
It is hard to believe that it has already been close to a year since we hosted our 5th AnniversaryMCACN show in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois. Well...here we are again and we are ready for #6! There is so much going on it is hard to even decide which highlights to talk about. Let me start by saying thanks to our awesome staff, who share our passion and allow us to present what has become the undisputed best car show ever under one roof for...more
www.StasekChevrolet.com , www.Mecum.com, & Steve Tomaszewski's www.TalkingCarZ.com
Coming in 2015! TalkingCarZ will be "LIVE" @ Real Car Dealerships TalkingCarZ! Tune in for
Wk 1 Covette Monday-Toyota Tues-Hyundai Wed-Nissan Thurs and Ford Friday
Wk 2 Kia Mon-Lexus Tues-Chevrolet Wed-Acura Thrs-VW Fri
Wk 3 Honda Mon-BMW Tues-MercBenz Wed-Porsche Wed-MazdaThrs-Ferarri Fri
Saturday & Sunday @ Road America-AutobahnCC-Blackhawk-Gingerman-MIS-Indy 500
The Wake Up Mission Show with Chelene Nightingale welcomesJim Long has had many careers in his life. He has been a radio D.J., Master Toyota, A.S.E. certified parts manager, certified gunsmith, a state of California firefighter I /EMT, and successful business owner, of G.I. JIM’S Military Surplus and Survival.
TalkingCarZ has another "1st" @ The 1st Annual ALM Industry sponsors The AutobahnEnduro Road Race
Join CEO & Founder Steve Tomaszewski as he walks the walk amongst the nations Top Cars & Drivers @ America's favorite Road Racway @ the www.Autobahncc.com
Call in and talk with Steve @ 1-909-202-8714 press 1 to Talk CarZ!
Saturday November 1
7:00 AMGates Open
8:00 - 8:30AMQualifying
8:45 AMTeam Meeting (one rep from each team
9:15 AMRecon Laps/Grid Opens (grid on track)
9:35 AMGrid Closed Engines off
9:45 AMNational Anthem
9:50 AMField Begins 2 Pace Laps
10:00 AMGreen Flag
10:00 PMCheckered Flag
10:15 PMAwards Presentations
Scott Lopez is a former Marine Corps Officer, fighter pilot, successful sales executive, entrepreneur, and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion. Having experienced the transformational power of mental toughness in his own life, Lopez now coaches individuals and corporate executives how to develop mental toughness to think better, perform better, and increase earnings and profits. Scott facilitates a performance process called Mental Toughness University (MTU), satisfied clients include Johnson & Johnson, Toyota and Proctor & Gamble. Developed by his partner Steve Siebold, MTU is the mental toughness gold standard.
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Countless TV fans fells in love with Jackée Harry as the hilariously sassy Sandra Clark on NBC’s 227 and Lisa Landry on The WB’s Sister, Sister. But having fun is just half of where it’s at for the comic icon. “I didn’t aim to be on TV. It happened by me studying and auditioning,” she tells Fresh Perspectives Radio host—and fellow Sister, Sister cast member—Rolonda Watts. “I was a history teacher and I wanted to be a great educator. My goal was to impart information to young kids—particularly young girls—to give them self-esteem and awareness when they go out into the world. I went to Long Island University, Brooklyn Center—right across from Junior’s,” adds Jackée, who works closely with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and United Negro College Fund, while currently appearing in two sitcoms, Byron Allen’s The First Family and Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. “I had a four-year Martin Luther King scholarship. I was a straight-A student. I was a brainiac! And after school I worked for the National Association of Black Social Workers. Then I did plays at night.”
Rennie supports individuals and business owners to create work as a choice, instead of a requirement, just as he did for himself.
As a highly rated instructor at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Rennie uses his award winning best-selling book, Wealth On Any Income, to teach adults and students how to handle money effectively from both the emotional/psychological aspects as well as the practical components. Rennie is a retired Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP).
After selling his pension administration firm to a public company, Rennie began doing public workshops and corporate training to empower people in their businesses and personal lives. His clients range from executives and small entrepreneurs to the FBI and Toyota Motors.
As the past-president of Gabriel Publications, a book-publishing house with over 80 titles specializing in consumer education, Rennie’s company provided extensive consumer education on real estate and finance topics.
Rennie had gone broke twice (two divorces), but using the same concepts published in his books, Rennie created more wealth in each recovery than what he had prior. Rennie was a single parent for about 3 years after his first wife left.
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