00:01 -Important message from John McElroy 02:09 - David Madeira and the LeMay classic car drive to the Detroit Auto Show 15:20 -NAIAS vs. CES discussion
For the second straight year, the LeMay Museum of Tacoma, WA and the North American International Auto Show teamed up to drive three classic cars to the Detroit Auto Show. LeMay CEO David Madeira is our guest from the floor of the auto show to explain why they tempt fate, and winter weather, to bring these beauties to Detroit.
And don’t miss our panel’s discussion on the Game of Thrones-like civil war going on between CES and NAIAS. Two important auto shows just days apart in January are driving journalists to have to make a choice between the two, which means someone is going to lose out on coverage.
SPECIAL GUEST: David Madeira, President & CEO, LeMay Museum
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Murray Feldman, CBS Radio Detroit; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book
01:40 - The 2016 Year in Review 07:30 -PHONE CALL: GM Lordstown plant? 18:20 - “Presents & Coal” begins! 30:52 -Doctor Data 34:30 - More “Presents & Coal”! 47:02 -PHONE CALL: Presents & Coal for Bob & Bob 48:25 -More“Presents & Coal”! 1:01:06 -PHONE CALL: GM vs. Ford truck commercials
Tis the season for the annual “Presents & Coal” show, when Santa’s AAH elves bestow gifts on those in the automotive world who were nice, and hand out chunks of coal to those who were naughty.
And some of our recipients are:
FCA, GM, Honda, Lincoln, BMW, Germany, America and many more…
PANEL:John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Mark Phelan, The Detroit Free Press, Todd Lassa, Automobile
When Bob Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival he literally rocked the music world; At the time, not in a good way. Earlier this year Chrysler debuted its new Pacifica minivan to rave reviews. Five months later they followed up with a vehicle that no one was asking for in the form of the first plugin hybrid minivan. Join host Gary Vasilash as he talks to the men behind this powertrain, and then hear what his auto reporter panel has to say about the new Pacifica Plugin Hybrid.
SPECIAL GUESTS: 01:25- Kevin Mets, Chief Engineer, Pacifica Hybrid 13:09- John Gibson, Global Chief Engineer, Electrified Powertrains, FCA
26:10 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Jean Jennings, Facebook.com/JeanKnowsCars; Anton Wahlman, Seeking Alpha; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend
NEWS TOPICS: 01:16 - A Peek at the Piquette Museum 32:30 -Trump’s EPA Choice and his Automotive Advisors 45:19 -Doctor Data: Amazon Snowmobile 48:50 - Is Apple Back in the Autonomy Game? 57:44 – Phone call: Electric powered vehicles 01:00:12 – Phone call: Ford EcoSport 01:10:29 – Discussion continues…bonus footage!
SPECIAL GUEST: Nancy Darga, Executive Director, Piquette Museum
PANEL:John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; and Joe Szczesny, The Oakland Press
It’s been years of waiting, but the Alfa Romeo brand is finally starting to take shape. Dealerships have had the 4C for a while, but now they’re welcoming the brand’s first sedan, the all-new Giulia. Join host Gary Vasilash from the site of its North American media drive in Napa Valley, California as he and guest co-host Tim Stevens from Roadshow by CNET, talk to the team behind Alfa Romeo. In addition during the news portion of the show, Gary and Tim are also joined by two colleagues as they discuss the hopes for this new performance sedan.
SPECIAL GUESTS: 01:04 – Reid Bigland, CEO, Alfa Romeo 17:05 – Richard Cox, Director, Alfa Romeo North America 27:34 – Fabio Di Muro, Vehicle Line Director, Alfa Romeo
38:36 - PANEL:Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Tim Stevens, CNET; Rebecca Lindland, KBB; Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver
NEWS TOPICS: 01:23 – Eric Loeffler gives a rundown on Ford’s all-new CUV, the EcoSport 16:46 – Chantel Lenard talks sales and marketing for the EcoSport 27:21 – Journalists opinions on EcoSport entering a competitive market 40:27 – Automobility LA: Who’s taking the spotlight?
SPECIAL GUESTS: Eric Loeffler, EcoSport Chief Program Engineer, Ford Chantel Lenard, Executive Director, U.S. Marketing, Ford
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Karl Brauer, Kelley Blue Book; Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto
Mazda defies all the conventions in the automotive industry. At a time when so many predict that only the giant automakers will survive, Mazda is the little company that punches way above its weight. Robert Davis, the Senior VP of Operations for Mazda North America, points out the highlights of the new CX-5. Even though the prior version came out four years ago, the new one has an all-new body, all-new interior, and a big surprise that’s under the hood.
Alfa Romeo has very ambitious plans, but they can only be carried out with new cars in the showrooms. 2017 marks the year when all the action really starts, first with the Giulia and now with the Stelvio. Richard Cox, the Head of Product Planning for Alfa Romeo worldwide, explains why the Stelvio is the right vehicle at the right time to start Alfa’s revival.
How do you get your brand new CUV to stand out from all the others? Why, you tie it to the latest Star Wars movie, that’s what you do. Jeremy Tucker, the VP of Marketing at Nissan North America, gives us the background story of how they worked with Lucas studios to launch the Nissan Rogue along with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Chevy’s LA Auto Show display runs from a small electric to the ultimate off-road pickup truck. We knew about the Bolt EV, but Chevrolet managed to keep the Colorado ZR2 top secret. Alan Batey hits the highlights of what this extreme truck is all about.