Chicago may be known as America’s second city, but when it comes to car show attendance it’s the King of the Country. Though it doesn’t receive a lot of automaker reveals, it still gets its share. But more importantly, it draws and draws and draws potential consumers throughout its 10-day run. That’s why AAH is anchoring this week’s show from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show with our special guests including:
01:15 – Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show General Manager 07:01 – Fred Diaz, Division VP & GM North American Trucks, Nissan NA 20:20 – Mark Scarpelli, NADA 2017 Chairman 32:58 – Doctor Data 34:20 – PANEL DISCUSSION:John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Paul Brian, ABC Stations; Kirk Bell, Motor Authority
NEWS TOPICS: 01:27 - Exploring the new Lincoln Continental with the Chief Engineer 34:27 -Dr. Data 36:55 -Sales: Have Crossovers Killed the Sedan? 43:17 -Robert Davis reassigned at Mazda, management shakeup at BMW NA 50:36 -Lynk & Co.: Sales Model of the Future or Daewoo Revisited? 57:04 - 24 Hours of Daytona 1:02:04 -Bosch & VW: Bet They Wished They’d Used SCR
SPECIAL GUEST: Mike Celentino, Chief Engineer, Lincoln Continental
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Michelle Krebs, Autotrader.com
NEWS TOPICS: 01:27 - Chevy’s all-new mountain climber, the Colorado ZR2 30:20 -Dr. Data gets artsy 35:30 - Ford: Aftermarket Parts & Apple Retail Hire 45:10 -Tesla: NHTSA Says Operator Error 53:00 -NAFTA: Watch What You Wish For
SPECIAL GUEST: Anita Burke, Chief Engineer, Chevy ZR2
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, AD&P; Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
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