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AAH #251 – 2014 Automotive Fantasy Draft

July 25th, 2014 at 3:39pm

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It’s that time again! Join us for the Autoline Automotive Draft as some of the best minds in the auto business assemble their fantasy car companies. This year’s event features some all-new challenges; team owners will have to choose at least one executive from outside the auto industry, choose a premiere vehicle and even fire an executive during the course of the contest.

2014 Roster:
Gary Vasilash, Basic Motors
Aaron Bragman, Ursus Motors
Paul Eisenstein, Motor City Mammoths
Jeff Sabatini, Automobiles Portlandia

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AAH #250 – Lawyers, Luxury & Life After Sedans

July 18th, 2014 at 5:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra gets grilled in front of the U.S. Senate… Again.
- Are B-segment CUVs and luxury cars set to boom?
- VW announces its CrossBlue SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Michael Robinet, IHS; Bill Visnic, Edmunds.com.

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AAH #249 – Hyundai Sonata Sings a New Song

July 11th, 2014 at 4:10pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Is the next automotive recession due to arrive in 2017?
- First drive impressions of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C.
- Can recalls actually help sales?

SPECIAL GUEST: Mike O’Brien, VP, Corporate & Product Planning, Hyundai
- Among other vehicles, is there a pickup in Hyundai’s product plans?

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Doron Levin, Journalist & Author.

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AAH #248 – Totally TrueCar with John Krafcik

June 27th, 2014 at 2:28pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Fuel Cell Vehicles or “Fool” Cell Vehicles?
- Ford reveals its new Fusion-based Edge and readies it for a global play.

SPECIAL GUEST: John Krafcik, President, TrueCar
- One of the most dynamic executives in the industry today.

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Todd Lassa, Automobile; Steve Finlay, Ward’s Dealer Business.

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AAH #247 – How Volkswagen Puts Power Under the Hood

June 20th, 2014 at 4:01pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra Returns to the Hill.
- J.D. Power, AutoPacific and Edmunds are out with their latest ratings. Who’s tops?

SPECIAL GUEST: Oliver Schmidt, General Manager, Engineering & Environmental Office, Powertrain & Fuel Strategy, VWoA

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

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AAH #246 – Everything Camaro: From A to Z/28

June 13th, 2014 at 3:08pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- After driving BMW’s M3 and M4, we ask: how will sports cars evolve?
- Thoughts on the Cadillac ELR’s failure to perform.
- By 2025, survey says, 75% of North American pickups will be aluminum.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mark Stielow, Program Engineer Manager, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
- How and why his team developed a $70,000 Camaro

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group.

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AAH #245 – Jeep Renegade Gets Ready to Invade the World

June 6th, 2014 at 3:16pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM’s internal investigation.
- First impressions after driving the Lincoln MKC.

SPECIAL GUEST: Philip Jansen, Vehicle Line Executive, A/B Segment, Minivan & Current C/D Segment Vehicles, Chrysler
- A closer look at the Jeep Renegade in studio and an exploration of Jeep’s Product Development Process

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

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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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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.

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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

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