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AAH #88 – Distracted in D.C.

January 29th, 2011 at 5:31pm

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In the final installment of our mobile AAH series, we go straight into the belly of the beast: Washington D.C. And, for this special edition John McElroy has gathered a group of newcomers and old friends alike. He’s joined by USA Today Columnist Jayne O’Donnell, Kimatni Rawlins from Automotive Rhythms and our pal from the Wall Street Journal, Columnist Joe White. We’ll be asking this trio about what’s been going on in the automotive world and get their unique Beltway perspective.

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AAH #87 – Buongiorno from Auburn Hills

January 21st, 2011 at 12:04pm

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This week our AAH on the Road series continues as we go on location to the Chrysler Tech Center where we’ll talk with the Vice President of Product Planning, Joe Veltri. We’ll be asking him all about Chrysler’s barrage of new product and how Chrysler will integrate its platforms with Fiat. We’re also curious to know how it is to work with the Italians compared to the Germans. But, we won’t be forgetting the news. We’re going to talk about some of the managerial shake up going on at GM with Tom Stephens moving out of product planning and Mary Barra stepping in. John McElroy is joined in the Tech Center by the ever-extreme AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

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AAH #86 – Gee … No, GT

January 14th, 2011 at 12:20pm

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This week we continue to make good use of our LiveU backpack as we go on location to the studio of designer Camilo Pardo who created the Ford GT. We’ll be asking him what it was like to design the GT and what else he’s been up to. We’ll be sure to talk about what we saw at the Detroit auto show and do a bit of a wrap-up as well. John McElroy is joined in Camilo’s studio by the one and only AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

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Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2011 – Day Two

January 12th, 2011 at 10:41am

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If you missed Autoline’s LIVE coverage from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, watch the replays here. For this webcast we got rid of the wires and used our high-tech mobile broadcasting rig to walk the floor of the show with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the auto industry. Highlights include John Krafcik who heads up Hyundai Motor America, Joel Ewanick who has been charged with turning around GM’s marketing efforts, and John Voelker from GreenCarReports.com talking about some of the environmentally-friendly trends at the show.

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Autoline LIVE from NAIAS 2011 – Day One

January 10th, 2011 at 3:59pm

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If you missed Autoline’s LIVE coverage from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, watch the replays here. Highlights include Scott Strong, the head of Ford Interiors, Stefan Jacoby, Volvo’s new CEO, Tom Doll from Subaru of America, Olivier Francois, President & CEO of the Chrysler Brand, and Bob Carter with Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

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AAH #85 – Lutz Do a Show

January 6th, 2011 at 10:18pm

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What a way to kick off the new year. If there was ever an Autoline After Hours you wanted–nay–needed to catch, this one is it. That’s because our guest is the one, the original, the top gun of automotive executives, Bob Lutz! This man has never been one to mince words, but now he’s ready to take on American business practices, so watch out. We’ll be discussing his new book, his storied history in the auto industry and so much more. Get ready for one very good conversation. John McElroy is joined in studio by the incomparable AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

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