AAH #287 – Slicing Open Cadillac’s CT6

May 15th, 2015 at 4:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Inside the Volvo XC90 and the strategy behind its new U.S. plant
- The autonomy plot thickens with reports of Google-car accidents

SPECIAL GUEST: Travis Hester, Executive Chief Engineer, Cadillac CT6
- Learning the secrets of Cadillac‘s innovative new flagship

All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.

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AD #1621 – Explorer Turns 25, GM Beefs Up Tech Center, Commercial Truck Fuel Economy Regs

May 15th, 2015 at 11:52am

Runtime: 8:50

- GM Beefs Up Tech Center
- Chevy Teams With Disney to Promote Volt
- Explorer Celebrates Silver Anniversary
- Commercial Truck Fuel Economy Regs
- Fast N’ Loud Giveaway

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ATW #1915 - The World of Commercial Vehicles

May 14th, 2015 at 4:00pm



Rich Shearing, Penske Commercial Trucks; John Blodgett, MacKay & Company; John Ruppert, Ford Commercial Vehicles. Topic: Commercial Trucks.

They deliver just about everything that’s in your house…heck they probably even delivered that, too, when it was still in the building stages. “They” are commercial vehicles and on this week’s Autoline, John McElroy and his expert panel introduces to what qualifies as a commercial vehicle, how they’re used and who buys them.

AD #1620 – Jeep Heading Upscale, Volvo Prices All-New XC90, VW’s Hot Hatch Concept

May 14th, 2015 at 11:45am

Runtime: 7:00

- Honda Expands Airbag Recall
- Renault Posts Strong 2014 Results
- Jeep Heading Upscale
- Volvo Announces All-New XC90 Prices
- Auto Brakes Help Put Stop to Crashes
- VW’s Hot Hatch Concept
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Auto Tune: “Ridin’ in my Car” by NRBQ

May 13th, 2015 at 3:00pm

Driving, riding, roads and of course cars themselves have all been immortalized by writers, composers and musicians around the world. Auto Tune is our way to spotlight a unique transportation song to celebrate these “ridden” gems along with the artists or composers who crafted them. Some you may know, many we’re sure you don’t.

NRBQ_All-Hopped-UpThese days Al Anderson is a first rate songwriter in Nashville, TN playing gigs around town every now and then. But back in the early days of his career he was the guitarist for one of the most beloved bands who still performs today, The New Rhythm & Blues Quartet, or better known by its initials: NRBQ.

The band has been a favorite of any self-respecting hipster who has been listening to music since the ‘60s. And what’s so great about the band is that it’s, well, just a band. Despite several talented iterations, these guys have never made it big which is probably one of the reasons it’s still kicking today. However, if I were to choose, it’s a no-brainer that the ’74 to ’94 version of the band was the best by far.

Led by pianist Terry Adams –- today’s remaining original member — with drummer Tom Ardolino, Joey Spampinato on bass and Al Anderson on guitar, this band released 18 albums during its 20 years together and influenced countless future musicians. And without a doubt, the best song these four ever recorded is the upbeat but heartfelt break up tune called “Ridin’ In My Car.” Written by Al, I call it the sweetest fantasy breakup song ever. With summer just around the corner, plug it into your audio system and see if you don’t agree.

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AD #1619 – Viper ACR Pricing Announced, Audi to F1?, Nissan Posts Strong 2014 Results

May 13th, 2015 at 11:47am

Runtime: 6:38

- Nissan Posts Strong 2014 Results
- Japanese Carmakers Expand Takata Recall
- Mitsubishi on the Mend
- Audi to F1?
- Dodge Announces ACR Pricing
- Volvo Trucks 1st to Offer Auto AWD
- BMW Pays Homage to 70’s Classic

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Win a Copy of “Fast N’ Loud” by Richard Rawlings

May 12th, 2015 at 3:38pm

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AD #1618 – Autonomous Cars Crash in Cali, Ford GT Design Details, Renewable Fuel Breakthrough?

May 12th, 2015 at 11:47am

Runtime: 7:23

- Chevy Teases New Camaro
- Autonomous Cars Crash in Cali
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- New Ford GT Design Details
- Renewable Fuel Breakthrough?
- Toyota & Mazda Expand Partnership
- Automakers’ Small Overlap Woes

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AD #1617 – Volvo Picks State for U.S. Plant, EV Styling Debate, Dodge’s Fastest Viper Ever

May 11th, 2015 at 11:44am

Runtime: 6:43

- SC Gets First U.S. Volvo Plant
- Viper ACR Returns
- Maybach’s Magic Sky
- Mustang Owners Can Get Nostalgic
- Should Electrics Look Mainstream?

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AD #1616 – Toyota Posts Big Gains, Design Trend Challenges, MINI Introduces New JCW Model

May 8th, 2015 at 11:42am

Runtime: 6:55

- Toyota Posts Big Gains
- Top 10 Jobs Of 2025
- MINI Introduces New JCW Model
- SEAT Reveals New Ibiza
- Design Trend Challenges

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