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AAH #244 – Toyota Throws Out the Plain Vanilla Approach

May 30th, 2014 at 8:01pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Why is racing losing fans? Look no further than your TV screen.
- Google’s car puts the OEMs on notice. Autonomy is coming.
- The Union of Concerned Scientists issues a damning report (with a political agenda).
- BMW i8 First Drive: panelist Christie Schweinsberg has her report.

SPECIAL GUEST: Monte Kaehr, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry
- What will it take to keep Camry #1?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto.com.

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Poor Battery Location – Autoline Garage

May 27th, 2014 at 11:51am

Changing a vehicle’s battery should involve little less than having to open the hood, disconnecting the battery cables and removing the hold down. But what if you open the hood and the battery is no where in sight? It’s one reason why it’s always a good idea to pop the hood before buying a vehicle.

AAH #243 – The Secret, Illegal Race that Nobody Knows About

May 23rd, 2014 at 12:48am

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Dodge & SRT: Hell(cat) Yes!
- Hyundai’s Fuel Cell Tucson Hits the Streets of SoCal
- GM Recalls Continue to Pile Up as a New PR Chief Steps In

SPECIAL GUEST: Cory Welles, Producer/Director, “32 Hours, 7 Minutes”
- The filmmaker discusses her documentary about breaking a record time for traveling across the United States

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Todd Lassa, Automobile; and Elliot Wilhelm, Detroit Film Theatre Director.

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #242 – Corvettes, Composites and Checkered Flags

May 16th, 2014 at 6:19pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Talking Golf (the German version, not Scottish)
- BMW Makes More Fiber; GM More Batteries: Why?
- What Have Car and Driver and the Detroit Free Press Been Driving?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Campbell, U.S. VP, Performance Vehicles & Motorsports, GM
- Mr. Campbell has a Corvette C7.R in tow. What technologies and tricks will it pass on to future production vehicles?

All that and more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; and Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #241 – Motor Racing is Such a Drag

May 9th, 2014 at 7:13pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles reveals its five-year plan
- GM Rehires one of the best PR gurus of all time
- Hybrids vs. SUVs – weren’t massive people haulers supposed to be extinct by now?

SPECIAL GUESTS: Phil & JP Gutierrez, Gutierrez Brothers Racing

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

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #240 – A $500 Plan to Turbocharge GM Sales

May 2nd, 2014 at 9:21pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Toyota moves its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas
- Why can’t Red Bull keep up with Mercedes-Benz in Formula One?

SPECIAL GUEST: Jim Dollinger, Founder, GeneralWatch.com
- Inside his plan to greatly grow GM sales

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

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #239 – “T” Party, Ford Style

April 25th, 2014 at 4:23pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally at Ford — Yes, and?
- No new hybrids at the NY Auto Show, meanwhile is Beijing stealing its thunder?

SPECIAL GUEST: David Liepelt, Antique Car Enthusiast
- Would YOU commute to work in a Ford Model T? Our guest has.

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

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #238 – LIVE (to Tape) from New York, it’s Autoline After Hours!

April 17th, 2014 at 10:23pm

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SPECIAL GUESTS:
Mark Fields, Ford COO
Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
Harlan Charles, Product Marketing Manager, Corvette
Raj Nair, Group VP, Product Development, Ford
Pierre Loing, VP Product Planning – Nissan North America
Michael Sprague, EVP Sales & Marketing, KIA Motors America
Moray Callum, VP Design, Ford
Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager, BMWNA X4

All that and more with Host Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #237 – Meet Chris Svensson of Ford Design

April 11th, 2014 at 4:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Hybrids vs. diesels… or maybe you don’t need either.
- GM adds $1.3 billion charge in Q1, meanwhile invests $449 million to build more Volts
- Land Rover’s augmented reality technology could be a game changer.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Svensson, Ford Design Director, The Americas

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

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

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AAH #236 – GM’s Defect: What Did Barra Know, and When Did She Know it?

April 4th, 2014 at 3:24pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Mary Barra’s testimony in D.C. — going from bad to worse?
- How did the analysts get March sales forecasts so wrong?
- Chrysler says Ram outsold Silverado, but WardsAuto data disagrees
- Sales overall are up, yet green car numbers continue to plummet

SPECIAL GUEST: Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Hyundai Connected Car & BlueLink

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Mike Austin, Popular Mechanics.

Thanks to our sponsor who makes Autoline After Hours possible: Bridgestone.

Subscribe to the free podcast version of Autoline After Hours:

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Thanks to our partners and friends AutoFieldGuide.com, DrivenMavens.com and WardsAuto.com for embedding AAH!