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AAH #228 – Time Fencing, Crowdsourcing and the Future of Ford

February 7th, 2014 at 4:17pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Will EVs ever catch on in big numbers?
- What are Ford’s plans for autonomous vehicles?
- 60 years from now, will Ford still be a car company?

SPECIAL GUEST: Nancy Gioia, Director, Electrical, Connectivity and User Interface – Strategy and Planning, Ford

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Alisa Priddle, Freep.com; and Lindsay Brooke, SAE

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AAH #227 – Watch Out! Bob Lutz is Now a Watchmaker

February 1st, 2014 at 9:22pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Bob Lutz on his latest ventures.
- Bob Lutz’s thoughts on Ford’s aluminum F-150.

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Lutz, CEO of Lutz Communications, Chairman of VL Automotive, formerly Vice Chairman of GM

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Todd Lassa, Automobile

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AAH #226 – Hey, Lighten Up!

January 24th, 2014 at 5:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Truck Strategy: Aluminum vs. Compact.
- What happened to the Green buzz?
- The IIHS Smear Campaign.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Joe White, The Wall Street Journal; and Tony Swan, KBB & Car and Driver

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AAH #225 – 2014 Detroit Auto Show Preview

January 10th, 2014 at 3:57pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the U.S. car market really slowing down?
- Why Alan Mulally decided to stay put at Ford.

PLUS:
- Who will steal the headlines at the 2014 Detroit auto show?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; and Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press

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AAH #224 – Collecting Cars: Inside the Henry Ford Museum

January 3rd, 2014 at 4:41pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Why did John Krafcik abruptly leave Hyundai?
- The Fiat-Chrysler takeover is complete. We’ll tell you why the UAW is the big winner.
- Despite prohibitive fuel prices and a lack of incentives, VW’s diesels are handily outselling the EV/hybrid competition.

SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Casey, Curator of Transportation (Ret.), The Henry Ford
- We talk to the man John McElroy calls a “walking encyclopedia of automotive knowledge and a true car guy.”

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #223 – Presents & Coal: The Best & Worst of 2013

December 20th, 2013 at 3:52pm

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Who was naughty and who was nice in 2013? It’s time for our third-annual Presents and Coal awards. Find out who we liked and who gets lumped.

John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Scott Burgess, Motor Trend; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #222 – Inside GM: the Story You Haven’t Heard

December 13th, 2013 at 3:22pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- VW of America sacks its president, Jonathan Browning
- NACTOY jurors debate car and truck of the year
- GM pulls Chevy out of Europe, appoints a new CEO, shuts down Holden and a whole lot more

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Matt DeLorenzo, KBB; and Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

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AAH #221 – Lexus Gets Ready for the Lux Car Knife Fight

December 6th, 2013 at 7:00pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- The much-hyped, all-new Ford Mustang rolls out on a brand new platform, but is it worth the wait?
- John McElroy drives Chevy’s new rear-wheel performance cars back-to-back, including the SS
- The numbers are in, which automakers are thankful for November sales?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Bracken, Group Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Division, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
- What does Lexus make of increasing competition on their luxury turf, from the likes of Mercedes with its sub-$30K CLA?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Mike Ramsey, Wall Street Journal

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AAH #220 – A Tour of the Garage with Bruce Meyer

November 22nd, 2013 at 5:33pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the Porsche Macan a Crossover Too Far?
- Chevrolet Colorado gets GM back into the midsize pickup market
- Mercedes presents what could be the “most hideous” concept of the LA Auto Show
- Kia’s K900 represents a bold attempt to elevate the bargain brand

SPECIAL GUEST: Bruce Meyer, Owner, Beverly Hills Garage
- Among all the hot rods, classic cars, and motorcycles (not to mention a boat) what’s the real gem in his collection?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Jack Nerad, Kelley Blue Book; Matt DeLorenzo, Robb Report

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AAH #219 – Luxury Bandwidth

November 15th, 2013 at 5:02pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Which automakers are investing the most in their future?
- Lincoln’s MKC shows its face ahead of LA
- The number of driver’s licenses under age 20 is falling fast

All that and more with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Frank Markus, Motor Trend; and Todd Lassa, Automobile

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