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Archive for the ‘Autoline After Hours’ Category

AAH #235 – Ralph Gilles Lets the Hellcat Outta the Bag

March 28th, 2014 at 8:11pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Honda Civic is the #1 retail car in California — what happened to the Prius?
- Marco Rubio comes out in support of Tesla with other Republican governors in tow
- Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emissions No Noise) — will fans attend a race without noise?

SPECIAL GUEST: Ralph Gilles, Chrysler/SRT
- What’s going on with Viper — yanking it from Le Mans, a shut down at the plant?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Frank Markus, Motor Trend.

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AAH #234 – Mose STILL Knows Engines

March 21st, 2014 at 3:31pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Viper plant shuts down for 15 weeks. Is Corvette the culprit?
- First impressions after seat time in the 2015 Chrysler 200.
- VW knows diesels, but where are the hybrids?
- Chip Ganassi Racing wins Sebring.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mose Nowland, Ford Racing Historian
- An inside look at 55 years of building race engines for Ford.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Jim McCraw, Society of Automotive Historians.

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AAH #233 – Chuck Thomas: Honda’s Cap’n Crunch

March 14th, 2014 at 4:50pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Our driving impressions on the newest products from Audi and GM.
- Nissan’s top marketing man, Simon Sproule, leaves to join Tesla.
- How has GM done in managing its ignition problems?

SPECIAL GUEST: Chuck Thomas, Chief Engineer Automotive Safety, Honda R&D Americas
- How did Honda get the jump on other automakers to beat the IIHS small overlap crash test?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press

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AAH #232 – Water Your Diesel and Watch it Grow

March 7th, 2014 at 4:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Geneva auto show hits and misses.
- Cadillac’s anti-Occupy ad.

SPECIAL GUEST: Calvin Visser, Fierce Fuel Systems
- Can the answer to diesel’s woes be as simple as H2O?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Frank Markus, Motor Trend

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AAH #231 – Lincoln Rolls Large

February 28th, 2014 at 3:58pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- What’s the deal with Geneva? Do we really think “Switzerland = Automobile”?
- Overweight keychains lead to a massive GM recall.
- Detroit makes snubbed again by Consumer Reports.

SPECIAL GUEST: Elaine Bannon, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Navigator
- What’s next for the newly refreshed luxury SUV?

All that and more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; and Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News

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AAH #230 – Tesla, Dodge and the UAW

February 21st, 2014 at 5:31pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- The UAW is voted down at VW; will they take it out on the Detroit Three?
- Dodge is lauded for innovation, but not for the cars they build
- Tesla is on fire (in a good way)
- China’s largest auto supplier now owns Fisker

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Karl Henkel, The Detroit News; and Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific

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AAH #229 – Sun-Kissed Cars at the Amelia Concours

February 14th, 2014 at 8:48pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Will people pay $60K for a Kia K900?
- Richard Petty disses Danica Patrick

SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours
- What goes into putting on a major automotive event like the Concours?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and John Manoogian, Center for Creative Studies

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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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